Jessie Faye Mintz Tice passed away peacefully at home with her daughter Margaret in attendance, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in San Diego, Calif.
She was born Sept. 22, 1913 in Cane Hill, Ark. Her family moved from Canehill to Stilwell, Okla., when she was three years old.
While living in Stilwell, Jessie and her brother, Darrell and sister, Berniece attended the Cherokee Indian School.
Her father, John Lee and mother, Myrtie Mintz, farmed in Stilwell and then later moved their family to a farm in Earlton.
She married Charles William Tice of Chanute in May 1937. He preceded her in death in 1998.
They moved with their children to Glendale, Calif., in 1947.
She is survived by two children, Margaret Tice Momparler, San Diego, Calif.; and David Charles Tice, Corona, Calif.; her two sisters, Joy Mintz Cheyney and Jaulaine Mintz Dent, both of Chanute; her brother-in-law, Richard Tice, Humboldt; two grandchildren, Addy Tice Flores, Corona, Calif., and George Warmer, Billings, Mont.; four great-grandchildren, Jessie and Julian Flores, Corona, Calif., and Xela and Sibohan Warmer, Billings, Mont.; nephews living in Chanute, Ronald Cheyney and Michael Dent; niece living in Iola, Becky Mintz Johnson; nieces and nephews living in Humboldt, Sandy Mintz Hildinger, Kenneth Lumley, Craig Mintz, Todd Mintz and Monty Mintz; niece living in Wichita, Marsha Dent Jerome; nice living in Asbury, Mo., Janie Dent Scott; nephew living in Washington State, Darrell Mintz.
She subscribed to the Chanute Tribune for 75 years and returned to visit Kansas relatives every few years.
She worked for Van de Kamps Bakery in Los Angeles for 27 years and was an avid gardener and the family historian. She was awarded a gold watch from Van de Kamps and honored for perfect attendance at a hotel reception in Los Angeles.
Her work ethic was well known by all who knew her.
She is remembered as a loving and very generous person to all her family and will be sorely missed.
She always contributed to Cherry Street in Chanute.
If you wish to honor her memory, please give them a donation.
She is interred at SunnySlope Cemetery in Corona, Calif., next to her beloved grandson David Alexander Tice, who preceded her in death in 2006.