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Jeanette Sylva Tandy Clark April 12, 1949 - May 7, 2022

April 12, 1949 – May 7, 2022

Jeanette Sylva (Tandy) Clark was born on April 12,1949 in Richmond, CA, to Robert and Ina Katherine Tandy. While in elementary school she participated in Campfire Girls, took piano lessons and enjoyed ice skating. In 1963 the family moved to Livermore, CA. She graduated from Livermore High School in 1967. At age 15 she met John Clark and they were married in September of 1968. They moved to Turlock, CA in 1976 where they bought a chicken ranch and raised their three children. Jeanette was a cake decorator at Olde Tyme Pastries for many years and worked as a medical transcriber until she retired. 

Jeanette loved sewing, knitting and going on quilting retreats with her friends. Throughout the years she sewed several outfits for her children and made many knitted hats, slippers and blankets for her grandkids and as gifts for friends. She enjoyed being involved in her children’s school and extracurricular activities, even teaching cake decorating and sewing through Chatom School District’s 4H program. She was very involved in church, started the children’s church, led youth group with her husband, was involved in many women’s Bible studies, and co-founded a ministry to widows called Women serving Women.  She loved traveling with her family

 and listening to oldies. She was a wonderful baker and cook and enjoyed hosting family events.

Jeanette is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Patrick Tandy, and her nephew Mark Tandy. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, John; her daughter Rachel (Matthew) Hirota and their children Joseph, Benjamin, and John; her daughter Sarah (Michael) Engstrom and their children Ryanne and Liam; her son Allen (Jamie) Clark and their children Eve, Ronnie, and Bohden Clark and Hailey and Mason Tokunaga; brother Michael Tandy; brother-in-law Thomas Clark; and nephews David Tandy, Robert Clark and Gregory Clark.

Graveside service will be on June 7, 2022 at 10am at No. Hilmar Cemetery, Hilmar. Reception to follow at New Life Christian Center, Turlock.

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  1. Trenton Waterson says

    Jeanette gave life to everything around her. She was a vibrant soul who found a way to make so many of us smile — just at the right time. She welcomed me into her home countless times as a kid. She kept such a cozy home. She had a disarming, hospitable way of making me feel comfortable and more importantly: seen. One time I went down the waterslide at Jeanette’s backyard pool, and the roughness of the slide (having not been used in a while), ripped the back of my swim shorts. The kids were laughing at me as I didn’t know you could see my behind through the shorts. Jeanette saved the day, taking me inside for new swim trunks, making jokes and distracting me in a way that made me forget I was being made fun of in the first place. She had a superpower. Growing up in the country, it was comforting knowing someone like Jeanette was just around the corner. Her ministry to me as a teenager in youth group was selfless, filled with countless moments of fun and spontaneity. I will never forget her laugh. It’s comforting thinking how anyone who remembers her will smile big, and for that reason (amongst countless others, Jeanette is absolutely resting in power.

  2. Glenda says

    Jeanette had a precious heart and a wonderful sense of humor. She has touched my heart in so many ways. I will really miss her! Love and prayers for all the family.

  3. Diane Engstrom. sympath are with y says

    Wonderful tribute. Wish I had known her better. Looks like we had several things in common, including Campfire Girls..
    Our sympathies are with you all..

  4. Glenda says

    Jeanette will always be remembered for her kind heart. She will be greatly missed.

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