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Obituary of Nova Jean “Jeanie” Potter

Mesquite, NV – Nova Jean “Jeanie” Potter passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 74. She was born September 18, 1948 in San Bernadino, CA to Bobby Eugene Hamilton and Eunice Lorene Wright.

She married Lowell Steven Potter in Mesquite, NV on August 30, 1974 and was later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple on January 26, 1977.

Jeanie grew up in southern California and southern Nevada. She later moved to Mesquite, NV where she had her first daughter; Susan Raye Alexander. A couple years later, she met the love of her life, Lowell, and they had two more children: Leora Marell Hillius and Randon Dean Potter. She and Lowell loved spending time outdoors together hunting, fishing, and camping with their family. They had a love for music and for each other and could often be found square dancing. Jeanie worked in and around the food industry most of her life and shared that passion for cooking with her friends and family. She also enjoyed quilting and making blankets for her children and grandchildren.

Jeanie also taught an ESL (English as a Second Language) class which allowed her to help several people receive their citizenship. This was an accomplishment in which she took great pride in.

She is survived by her children: Leora Marell Hillius (daughter), Mesquite, NV; Randon Dean Potter (son), Mesquite, NV; and Kennedy Author Alexander (son-in-law), Beaver Dam, AZ; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her sister, Donna Sue (Don) Blake, Kannapolis (NC). She is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Steven Potter; daughter, Susan Raye Alexander; son-in-law, Gary Hillius Jr.; and siblings, Peggy Lou (sister); Bobby Joe (brother); Antonio Grant (brother); and Anthony Grahm (brother).

A Viewing will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Whipple Chapel, 121 Elwin Whipple Way, Mesquite, NV. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Mesquite City Cemetery, 301 Hillside Drive, Mesquite, NV.

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