Jeanne Hammond did everything she could for her family, said her son, Don Hammond.
“My mom loved to get together with her family,” he said. “(They) always needed to have food involved, even on a last-minute gathering.”
Jeanne Hammond, 74, of Hobart, died April 29. She was a graduate of Edison High School.
She is survived Daniel Hammond, her husband of 54 years.
The couple loved to spend time together, playing cards or sitting in the backyard.
“They loved each other, worked through all the tough times, and never gave up,” Hammond said.
She loved to spend time with her sisters. They enjoyed shopping, going to the movies and eating at Red Lobster. She loved her cat and loved spending time on her computer.
“She was a very sweet woman,” he said. “But she didn’t hold back. She told you what she thought, but it came from a loving place.”
Hammond was an excellent cook, her family members said, and many memories of her involve her cooking.
She was famous for her crab salad, John Wayne cheese bars and cream cheese cupcakes.
When her grandchildren were growing up, she loved to take them to Lake George in Hobart to feed the ducks, and to Dairy Queen.
“Her nieces said she gave the best hugs that felt like they were especially for you,” Hammond said.
She never let anything slow her down, not even a cancer diagnosis.
“She was always up for a good time,” he said. “Up until the end, she was putting family first, helping when and where she could.”