Jjane Hope Pettes was born in Culver City, California on October 9, 1940 to the late George and Elisabeth Simmons.

Jjane passed away peacefully at her home in Los Gatos on October 21, 2010, surrounded by family.

Jjane was a caring, compassionate woman who cared deeply for her family and she was a dear friend to all.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, decorating, and was forever the most gracious hostess. Jjane was also an avid reader and lover of books and art.

Jjane is survived by her husband of 32 years Larry Pettes of Mount Shasta and Los Gatos, daughter Tracey and son in law Danny Perotti of Chico, son Timothy Sorensen of Seattle, Washington, bonus daughter Kerie Pettes of Novato, bonus son Greg and daughter in law Yvette Joy Pettes of Provo, Utah.

Jjane leaves 10 grandchildren, Taylor and granddaughter in law Clementina Lambert, Daniel Perotti, Joshua, Erica, Alli, and Isabelle Bitton, Zachary, Jacob, Sarah, and Samuel Pettes. Jjane also leaves her first great-grandson Samuel Simmons Lambert.

Jjane leaves her sisters Elisabeth Tharp and Judy Daly. Also leaving behind nephew David and wife Lori, son Jimi and daughter Sydney Tharp, nieces Robin, son Juri and daughter Katarina Marovich, and Juliet and husband Billy Bailey, and Michael Lovoglia.

Jjane leaves numerous friends who, as will the family, miss her dearly. Jjane touched so many people in so many ways, she may be gone but she will not be forgotten.

Friends and family may visit Thursday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel, 830 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

Friends and family are invited to attend the service on Friday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at Hope Community Church, 974 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society; or your favorite charity.