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Jean Granum


Jean was born in Pasco, Washington, on Nov. 17, 1921, to Violet and Eugene VanHoy. She passed away at the age of 97 on March 1, 2019 at home with her family by her side.

Jean’s family moved to Goldendale when she was seven years old. She attended school in the country until the seventh grade, then went to school in Goldendale.

Jean married Clifford (Poot) Granum in 1940. Poot went in the Navy in 1943. While he was gone, Jean worked at the Star Theater. When Poot returned, Jean got a job at Allison’s Drug Store. When Allison died and the drug store changed hands, Jean continued working at the drug store, then called Pikes Drug Store. When Pikes turn into Larson’s Drug Store, Jean worked there for 30 years. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary for 75 years. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for the Legion. Jean also loved volunteering at the Senior Center and worked there until she was 92 years old.

Jean loved to Tat, work out in her yard tending to her Roses, and play cards. She enjoyed her weekly Pinochle game with the Senior Center Ladies.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband Poot, her parents, and her sister Wanda VanHoy Smith.

Survivors include her son Jody and wife Jane; daughter Jenelle and Randy; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be at the IOOF Cemetery on Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. Following the graveside service, there will be a reception at the American Legion.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel will be handling the services.


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