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Jeanne Gomez

February 16, 1947 — November 12, 2023

Jeanne Gomez aged 76 years died November 12, 2023. The beloved daughter, sister, mother, partner and Aunt passed peacefully at home after a three year battle with breast cancer accompanied by her daughter Rosa. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Dudley and Margaret Mathes, as well as brothers George, Robert and Ronald, and Donald Seyerle, her long time partner. She is survived by her daughter Rosa Gomez, sister-in-law Sally Mathes (George) Kathryn(Jimmy) Wells, Barbara Mathes Abaunza (Benjamin) and her brother, (DVMs Richard and Catherine Homrig Mathes) as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

The eldest of seven in a big farm family she had happy memories of helping her Mother with younger siblings and her Dad in the barn. Her whole life she always was a caregiver, more interested in the welfare of others than self-interest. She always had one or more projects in progress, but her family and care for them always came first. 

After graduating from Holley High School in 1964 she attended Harper College in Binghamton, NY. She received a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Jeanne lived in Rochester for about a year and worked at Strong hospital in the psychiatric ward before leaving for Florida to join the Teacher Corps, a program to bring education to the children of migrant workers. This is where she met and married her first husband, Frank Gomez. In 1970 her daughter, Rosa Gomez, was born. After Teacher Corps she and Frank moved to Denver, Colorado. 

Jeanne worked almost 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk, letter carrier, and at the GMFs in both Colorado and New York. Jeanne had many interests and always wanted to stay busy. She was a wonderful artist specializing in portraits. She was proud to be a part-time realtor. While at Rochester GMF a group of postal coworkers started a self-run investment club, where she served as president. 

After retiring from the post office she especially delighted in spending time with her nieces Teagan and Clare that lived right down the road. Also she came full circle and went back to substitute teaching. Her former students often greeted her fondly wherever she went. Her other great love was traveling with her partner of 31 years, Donald Seyerle. 

 Remembrance services will be held privately at a later time. Anyone wishing may donate to the American Cancer Society in her name.

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