Jeannette Baldwin Obituary

Jeannette Y.
Jeannette Y. "Billie" Baldwin
Jeannette Y. "Billie" Baldwin

February 21, 1923 - March 29, 2006
Resided in Van Meter, IA
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Billie Baldwin, 83, of Van Meter, and formerly of Glenwood, IA, passed away on March 29, 2006 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Billie was born on February 21, 1923 in Hamburg, IA, to Marion and Fannie (Brown) Garrett. She graduated from Glenwood High School and worked at Boeing Aircraft in California as "Rosie the Riveter" and later for the United States Selective Service System in Glenwood, IA. She married Austin E. Baldwin in Omaha, NE on May 18, 1947 and together they owned Western Hills Electric Company in Omaha, NE.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Austin; her parents, three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her son, Gary (Rhonda) of Van Meter; grandsons, Casey (Kelly) of Duluth, MN and Tab of Van Meter; and granddaughter, Toni of Van Meter. She is also survived by three brothers, Royce Garrett of Crofton, NE, Richard Garrett of Mission Hills, CA and Ross Garrett of Glenwood, IA; and one sister, Cay Melby of Atascadere, CA.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines, IA.




Peterson Mortuary
Glenwood, IA US
Saturday, April 1, 2006
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Ronald McDonald House
1441 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50314