Nina R. French, 80, Jasper

Nina R. French, 80, of Jasper, died Thursday, January 9, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Washington August 14, 1939, to John Luther and Mary Frances (Belcher) Dillon. She married James French September 1, 1984. He died in 2004.

Nina lived most of her adult life in Southern California where she retired as a mortgage underwriter. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, collected antiques, and loved her pets, particularly her dog Dolly. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by one son, Dave Barak and wife Laurie, San Diego, California; one sister Paula Blessinger and husband James, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Church. Memorial contributions can  be made to Trinity Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in Bethany Christian Cemetery in Montgomery, Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate.

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