"There was always activity at our house and I think that is what kept her young, but, what am I going to do without my Jeanie in this world."
It's never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, especially to a woman who gave so much to her family, community and her country.
In her 92 years, Jean Marks made a difference in not only her hometown of Hamlin and in Brockport where she was a supervisor in the ER at Lakeside Hospital for decades, but in Europe when she shipped off to the Pacific at age 23.
"At a time when you think she would be so afraid, she always said she was too young to even be afraid because I don't believe she ever had any fear," said daughter Ann Holberton.
Jean was a first lieutenant in the 103rd Evacuation Hospital in World War II.
"On the map is a red line that tracks where they went through Europe. She was in the Battle of Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and the Rhinelands."
Jean's nature to care for others has passed on through the generations. Ann is a nurse at Rochester General Hospital, and in July, Jean's granddaughter Jessica enlisted in the Army. The 18-year-old is now in military police training at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri.
"We had a discussion, so she knew she wanted to so she was very close to my mom so it was very difficult for her to be away. We did not want her to jeopardize her job."
A grandaughter's dedication, just like her grandmother, who will also be remembered for the little things; her homemade candy cane cookies, laughs with her best friend of 70 years Vesta Hale, her favorite color red, but most of all, for her courage to help anyone. The family takes comfort knowing she'll still keep an eye on all of them.