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 Jeanne <I>Irigaray</I> Garaicotchea

Jeanne Irigaray Garaicotchea

Birth
Basse-Normandie, France
Death 14 May 1993 (aged 95)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Burial Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA
Memorial ID 17309291 · View Source
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Jeanne Garaicotchea was born in Estérençuby (Basque: Ezterenzubi), a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. It is located in the former province of Lower Navarre, the daughter of Pierre and Marie (née Intchope) Irigaray.

Jeanne Irigaray Arrival Date: 4 May 1920 Birth Date: abt 1898 Birth Location: France Birth Location Other: esteroncuby Age: 22 Gender: Female Ethnicity/ Nationality: French Port of Departure: Bordeaux, France Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Niagara. Source Citation: Year: 1920; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2760; Line: 20; Page Number: 119.

Chico Enterprise Record, Wednesday, May 19, 1993, pg 3D: Jeanne Garaicotchea. Durham.---A vigil service for Jeanne Garaicotchea, 95, of Durham, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. She died Friday, May 14, 1993, in a Spokane, WA, hospital.

Mrs. Garaicotchea was born April 6, 1898, to Pierre and Marie Irigaray in Esterencuby, in the Basque province of Basse Navarre, France. She came to the United States in 1921, and married Frank Garaicotchea in Chico in 1923. They lived in Vina until moving to Durham in 1933.

Mrs. Garaicotchea spent most of her life as a homemaker, and also worked as a cook for some time. She loved children and worked as a nanny in France and the United States before she got married. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church for more than 60 years, the St. James Guild and Altar Society and a longtime member of the Durham Grange and the Dayton Service Group. Mrs. Garaicotchea had been living with her granddaughter in Spokane for the past eight months.

---- Survivors include two daughters, Marguerite Compton of Seattle, WA, and Rosalie Cartwright of Dayton; a sister, Graciana Cassassus of Corning; and six grandchildren and six great-grand children. Her husband died in 1965.

Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Red Bluff. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Service Group, St. James Catholic Church Missions Council or the Durham American Legion and Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.


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  • Maintained by: Adriana
  • Originally Created by: Kimberley Terrill
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309291
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanne Irigaray Garaicotchea (6 Apr 1898–14 May 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309291, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California, USA ; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225) .