Jeaniece Sandra Neumann, 61, of Phoenix, passed unexpectedly on March 17, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family, as she joined her savior in heaven.
Jeaniece was born to Everett and Ardelle Spittler in Anchorage, Alaska, on May 22, 1957. She is survived by her children, Crystal Lopez and Kelly (Cindy) Christensen; Sisters, Jennifer (Dave) Stacy, Kathy (Keith) Anderson and Sharon Seltenreich; Brothers, Tim Bitter and Richard Burrell; Grandchildren, Jose Lopez Jr., Jaden Christensen and Jordan Christensen. She is preceded in death by her father Everett Spittler, her mother Ardelle Burrell and her brother Ronnie Spittler.
Jeaniece adored her three grandsons and bragged about them often. She also had a major soft spot for animals. Over the course of her life, she was the companion of more than 15 dogs. She saw these animals as children of her own and cared for them with all of her heart. If presented with the choice of spending time with her doggies or doing something else, she mostly chose the doggies. Jeaniece was known for having the “gift of gab” and could not keep a secret or conceal a surprise for very long. She was great at keeping in touch and never let distance tarnish connections with the ones she loved.
Jeaniece had a kind, generous and loving soul. She lived a simple life and didn’t have much, but she was always willing to share what she did have. She was the type of person who, after meeting her just once, left an indelible impression as the most genuine, caring and compassionate woman. She enjoyed arts & crafts, scrapbooking, playing online games, spending time with her children & grandchildren, decorating her own fingernails and making beaded jewelry. She recently made more than a hundred pairs of beaded earrings and donated them to a local women’s shelter. Helping others and giving them joy, brought her great happiness and fulfillment.
Please join us in celebrating Jeaniece’s life on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, at 12:00pm. Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8602 North 31st Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85051. Please wear purple, in honor of Jeaniece’s favorite color. Family and friends are invited to attend a luncheon at the same location, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Crystal Lopez at 3955 W. Whispering Wind Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85310.