VANCOUVER - Jeane G. Leback, 57, died April 6, 2008, at her Vancouver residence following a valiant battle with cancer. Born Feb. 7, 1951, in Astoria, she was the daughter of Melvin and Lucille (Snyder) Leback, residents of Chinook. She attended Chinook grade school and graduated from Ilwaco High School in 1969.
She was a graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. She made banking her career and worked in human resources for both Northwest Bank of Vancouver and U.S. Bank in Portland. She retired due to health issues in 2006.
Ms. Leback was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chinook where she maintained her membership. She was an avid golfer, loved to travel and was a member of a gourmet-cooking club in the Portland-Vancouver area. She also enjoyed staying in touch with friends and family and was particularly close to her nieces and nephews.
Survivors include niece and nephew, Claire and Bret Leback, niece and nephew, Stephanie Harmond and Brian Billups and sister and brother-in-law, Loma and John Billups.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 18 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chinook. A reception will follow. Private committal will be at Ilwaco Cemetery. The family requests gifts in her memory be made to either the American Cancer Society or Friends of Chinook School in care of Penttila's Chapel, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631. Please share a memory or sign the guest book at www.penttilaschapel.com.