Jeanette Thayer of Costa Mesa, California passed away August 23, 2012 at the age of 94 surrounded by her loving family. Jeanette began her life in Minnesota where she eventually met and married Rustan (Rusty) Thayer in 1942. In 1957, they moved to California with their three children where she was a homemaker and together they raised their family. She was a warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose home was open to all. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Rusty, and daughter Barbara. She is survived by her son Jeff (Kerry) Thayer, daughter Wendy Spielberger, grandchildren Ron Lowe, Bill (Krista) Lowe, Brandon (Gina) Lowe, Jeffrey (Rhonda) Thayer, Stacey Ruddy, and Jennifer (Tom) Sheppard, and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 am September 8, 2012 at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.