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Betty Jaun

d. December 5, 2023

Betty Jaun, of Conyers, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the age of 92. Betty grew up in Syracuse, New York, and would often reminisce about spending summer vacations in the Adirondack Mountains. Upon graduating from high school, she was proud of landing a secretarial job at LC Smith, which she held until she became a stay-at-home mom. Mrs. Jaun was a pianist and taught Sunday School at the Church of the Nazarene in North Syracuse, New York. She, along with her husband, Glenn, owned The Wood Peddler, a woodworking company. They made wooden toys and enjoyed selling them at craft shows across western New York. Mrs. Jaun was an attentive caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease when the couple was in their 40s. Mr. and Mrs. Jaun moved to Georgia in 1991, and Mrs. Jaun helped care for grandchildren Erin and Kevin after the death of their father, Gary, in 1992. Several years later, after Glenn's passing, Mrs. Jaun temporarily relocated to New York to help care for grandchildren Chris and Sara when their family was experiencing health-related hardships. Mrs. Jaun's top priority was caring for her family and helping out wherever and however she could. Later in life, Mrs. Jaun joined the Red Hat Sophisticates of Conyers and enjoyed their monthly social gatherings. She loved to talk on the phone and go to lunch with her friends. She enjoyed many hobbies such as working in her yard, feeding the "critters" (squirrels and birds), and collecting bells, sugar wrappers, teddy bears, and porcelain dolls. In addition, she enjoyed jigsaw & Sudoku puzzles and loved the Atlanta Braves, especially John Smoltz. Mrs. Jaun was always happy and polite right to the end, even wanting to tidy up her hospital room before the nurses and doctors came in for rounds. She took great pride in the fact that she maintained her own home and valued her independence greatly. Her favorite saying was, "Every day is a good day." Mrs. Jaun was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Jaun; sister, Mary Jenkins; and son-in-law, Gary Gorman.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Gorman; son, John Jaun (Debbie); grandchildren, Christopher Jaun (Sarah), Sara Synan (Nick), Erin Pitts (Colt), Kevin Gorman (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Joey, Jason, Jordyn, Bexley, Nate, and Andy.

A memorial visitation for Mrs. Jaun will be held from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, January 5, 2024.

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Friday, January 5, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

1215 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014

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