A private family memorial service for Jeanne M. Kowalski is being held today in Ashland, Ore.
Mrs. Kowalski, formerly of Hamburg, died March 16 in Linda Vista Care Center in Ashland after a short illness. She was 86.
Born Jeanne Morehouse in West Lafayette, Ind., she lived in eight states including short periods in Eggertsville and Hamburg with her first husband.
In 1969, she and her family settled in West Seneca, then moved to Hamburg around 1989, remaining there until 2003, when she moved to Ashland to be near family.
Mrs. Kowalski enjoyed entertaining, gardening, square dancing, golf and bowling.
Her husband, Stanley, died in 1994.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda O'Donnell of Matamoras, Pa.; Caryl Osgood of Medford, Ore.; Cynthia McKee of Ashland, Ore.; and Dianne Dunfield of Corvallis, Ore.; two sons, Robert Scifres of Little Elm, Texas, and Michael Scifres of Rhome, Texas; a sister, Peggy Klaverenga of Lafayette, Ind.; two brothers, Alpha Morehouse of Muscatine, Iowa, and Alan Morehouse of West Lafayette, Ind.; her ex-husband, Robert Scifres of Naples, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.