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1942 Jean 2023

Jean Lycan

March 2, 1942 — July 18, 2023

A. Jean (Stephens) Lycan, 81, of Kamiah, passed away in her home on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. She was

born to Hazel (Denny) Stephens Burnett and Joseph Stephens on March 2, 1942, in Winchester, ID. She

married the love of her life, Allen E. Lycan, on May 23, 1959.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and stepfather, Ernie Burnett, and two older

brothers, Delmont and Garl Stephens. She is survived by her four children: Kitty (Paul) Heidenhain of

Kennewick, WA, Chris Williams of Boise, ID, David (Chris) Lycan of Guernsey, WY, and Doug (Lisa) Lycan

of Juliaetta, ID; her 12 Grandchildren - D.J. (Jennifer) Drury, Dusti (Julio) Rocha, Danielle Heidenhain,

Jamie Williams, Amy (Andy) Geringer, Jackie (Jacque) Williams, Shawna (Jason) Kaufman, Teretha

(Harold) Edwards, Charla (Drew) Romero, David (Melissa) Lycan, Courtney Benson and Becca (Cole)

Groche; her 41 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren. She also leaves behind two loving

sisters, Gail (Mike) Hagen of Benton City, WA, Ernestine (Doug) Swank of Elk River, ID, and sister-in-law,

Della Stephens of Lewiston.

Jeannie lived most of her life ‘on the hill’ – Townsite 4, Headquarters, Pierce and Weippe. She worked

for Potlatch in the Headquarters office, she was secretary in Pierce Elementary and drove a school bus.

She was involved in gaining funding for the Pierce Community Center, coordinating several 1860 Days

celebrations, and Winter Carnivals. She coached the swim team when the Pierce Community Pool

opened, and she coached her kids’ youth league baseball and basketball.

In the 80s, Jean and Allen moved to Washington for Allen’s work. While residing in Cashmere, Jeannie

worked packing fruit, then they moved to Wenatchee and Jean worked as Media Coordinator for

Weinstein Beverage Co. Eventually, Idaho called them back home, and their hearts led them to Dixie.

They ran the restaurant/bar, and eventually the grocery/motel/post office. People came from miles

around for Jeannie’s awesome home-cooked meals and Lycan hospitality.

Family was the most important thing in Jeannie’s life. She enjoyed the outdoors, and she liked to bake,

but she loved to play cards with her friends! She looked forward to playing Pinochle and Bridge with her

awesome ‘Kamiah card family’ each week.

Jean’s family will hold a Celebration of Life on August 12th at 10 a.m. at The Life Center in Kamiah. We

would love for you to come and share your fondest memories of Jeannie. A light lunch will be provided.

Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia is in charge of arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jean Lycan, please visit our flower store.


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