Jean E. Bolthouse


OREGON – Jean E. Bolthouse, 91, lifelong Oregon resident, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born April 28, 1929 in Oregon, the daughter of Irvin “Kappy” and Elizabeth “Betty” (DeMurray) Kappenman.

Jean was a graduate of Oregon High School. Married to Henry “Hank” Bolthouse July 31, 1955 in Oregon; he died July 1, 2002. Jean, with her father Kappy, was a hard-core White Sox fan. She loved to watch the birds and in fact had a bird feeder outside her room when at Pinecrest. She was a member of Oregon United Methodist Church.

Survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Hufford; son, Gary Bolthouse; and grandchildren: Steve, Scott and Bradley Lawrence, Darcie Bettner and Maggie Stalzer, and Trevor and Dirk Bolthouse. Her grandchildren made her a Great-grandma and just before her death she became a Great Great-grandma. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sons, Eugene, Dennis and Irvin; and a granddaughter, Katie.

Due to Covid-19 restriction, private graveside services will be held at Daysville Cemetery with Pastor Megan Smick of Oregon United Methodist Church presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jean’s name may be made to either Village of Progress, Oregon or Oregon United Methodist Church. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home. Oregon assisted the family.