Jo Ann Austin Cereghino, 70

Jo Ann Cereghino, 70, of Lucile, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at her home on John Day Creek after a 17 month battle with cancer.

Jo Ann was born in St. Helens, Oregon on May 13, 1937, to Astrid and Jay R. Austin. She graduated from St. Helens High School and followed her sister, Sally, to Oregon State College.

She married David E. Cereghino on February 13, 1960. They lived in Sherwood, Oregon where they raised their four children. In 1978, they bought a cattle ranch in Lucile, Idaho and made their final move from their onion farm operation to Idaho in 1980.

Jo Ann’s passions where cooking for crowds and crowds of family and friends, painting, gardening, fishing, and penny slots in Jackpot, Nevada.

Her selfless character will be missed by all those who’s lives where touched by her love.

She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Gina Turnlund and Carrie Rock; sons, David and Mike; eight grandchildren; her sister, Sally Nelson; nieces and nephews and many, many close friends.

A private graveside service was held at John Day Cemetery near Lucile on Friday, February 22.

The family suggests that remembrances may be made in Jo Ann’s name to the Syringa General Hospital Hospice Care Program, 607 W. Main, Grangeville, Idaho 83530. Their warm and loving care sustained Jo Ann and the entire family through the last month.

Arrangements were handled by Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville, Idaho.

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