Jeanine Done McClurg\n\n1933 ~ 2023\n\nProvo, Utah - Jeanine Done McClurg, beloved mother, grandmother and rock of her family, passed away November 9th 2023, at her home in Provo, UT at the elegant age of 90.\n\nBorn February 19, 1933 in Idaho Falls to Edna Harris and Jean Nielsen, Jeanine spent her childhood as a caring older sister to siblings Harris and Norma while their mother Edna worked to support Jean through USC Dental School. However, when Jean died shortly after graduation, leaving Edna a widow with 3 children, 11 year old Jeanine began her first lessons in how to restart and improvise in difficult situations.\n\nGrowing up in Los Angeles, 16 year old Jeanine drew on the entrepreneurial example of her mother when she mastered the Los Angeles street car system and sold bread and pastries dressed as a "Dutch Girl" for Van De Kamp Bakeries. She also discovered a knack for student government and graduated as the president of the Palladian club at Los Angeles High School.\n\nThe ability to deftly navigate any social situation followed her to BYU in 1951 where she became a Cougarette and met John Rulon Hansen. After their marriage September 2, 1952, in the Manti Temple, they moved to Los Angeles where John completed his law degree at UCLA. They soon welcomed daughters Heidi, Melanie, and son, John. In 1960 Jeanine and John became one of the early homeowners in the Los Angeles suburb of Hidden Hills, where John became mayor and they welcomed daughters Diane, Jeanine, and son Bent.\n\nJeanine became known for her ability to cook and entertain grand parties and in 1968, this skill carried over when the young family moved to Boise, ID. Missing the colorful Mexican food scene of Los Angeles, in 1972 Jeanine and John refurbished an old home and opened one of the first Mexican restaurants in Boise, Poco a Poco.\n\nLife pivoted once again for Jeanine when the marriage ended, and she moved to Provo, UT and met Dr. Richard Gunn. They were married December 8, 1990 and enjoyed a 22 year life together which spanned the 7 continents and over 100 countries. Traveling from Cape Town, to Cairo, to her favorite city of Kathmandu, Jeanine and Dick led BYU Travel Study groups across the globe where she loved bartering for eye-catching jewelry and trinkets for her grandchildren.\n\nTheir home in Provo became a revolving door for lively Sunday dinners where college aged grandchildren, roommates, and random people she met at the store could show up and have a home cooked meal. And even as she cared for Dick in his final years, visitors couldn't leave without a bag of food, some gift, and an insightful word of encouragement. Dick died in 2013.\n\nJeanine was blessed to meet and marry Lynn Earl McClurg in 2018. Lynn was a former Air Force pilot, Dean of the Math & Science College and Associate Vice President at BYU. He shared the same vigor for life and family and practiced yoga until his death in April 2023. They each provided warmth, laughter, and companionship in their final years together.\n\nTo all that knew her, Jeanine was one of the great artists of our time. Though she didn't work with chisels or paint, she used words and expertly placed encouragements to sculpt and mold souls. She had the rare gift to perceptively see and amplify people around her, and today her widespread family stands as her greatest masterpiece. It's been quoted, "the mark of a wise woman is not in her words, but in what she enables you to say." And because of Jeanine, her 6 children (and spouses), 50 grandchildren, and 38 great grandchildren can all speak the language of feeling loved.\n\nFuneral Services will be held on Thursday, November 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N University Ave., Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held for friends and family prior to the services starting at 10:00 a.m.