Jeannette “Sandy” Gilleres age 72 of Tracy, formerly of California, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13 at the Tracy Church of Christ. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Tracy Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Interment is in Tracy City Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jeannette Gilleres was born February 13, 1939 at Tracy, Minnesota to Albert and Irene (Thieman) Graham. She was baptized at the Church of Christ. Sandy graduated from Tracy High School in 1957, and from Minnesota Bible College with a degree in Christian Education. Following her schooling she moved to California to teach. Sandy later married Gordon Gilleres. Following her retirement from teaching, she returned to Tracy. Sandy worked part-time at Kid’s World in Tracy and part-time in accounting for a chain of four McDonald’s restaurants. She was active in the church while in California and at the Tracy Church of Christ where she was a member of the ladies group. Sandy enjoyed cooking and baking, and drawing and making cards. She loved sewing and making tie blankets, as well as singing and music.
Jeannette is survived by her children: Trina Malia (Guiseppe Puccio) and Jason Gilleres, both of California; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her best friend Merlin Mickelson of Tracy; brother Ronald (Cindy) Graham of Hawaii and sister Sandra (Harry) Hedger of Minneapolis; and numerous other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.