PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: December 10, 1932

Date of Death: April 04, 2021

Emiogene, "Jean" as many knew her, Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great-grandmother journeyed home to be with the Lord on April 4, 2021. Born December 10, 1932, to Alda Estal and Meda Belle Boen, both deceased. She graduated from Peoria High School in 1967. On June 20, 1949, she married the love of her life, Donald Roy Spence, now deceased. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Robert Spence, brother Bill Boen, sister Betty Duckworth. Jean is survived by her daughter, Donna Sue Hatchel and son-in-law Johnny Hatchel, granddaughters Kimberly (Jim Wilson) Richtar, Jennifer (James) Poling, grandsons Christopher (Lydia) Spence, and Michael (Star) Hatchel, sister Roberta Boen Weaver, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Jean worked for Sperry before working for Honeywell as a Quality Control Representative, she retired in 1994. Jean enjoyed traveling and camping with her beloved husband Don and her family.

Service Information

Funeral Services will be held April 14, 2021, at Best Funeral Services located at 9380 W. Peoria Ave. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am, 1 hour before services. Graveside Service will follow @ West Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, AZ. Celebration of life to follow.


Charitable Contributions in Memory of Jean can be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.