I will always remember Jean as, "The Cookie Lady." I remember going over to her house as a child and the sweet smell of cookies filled the air. She had teddy bears that adorned her windows that reminded me of childhood and that delicious smell. My mother, Maria, said that Jean always had kind things to say about her children and you could tell they filled her heart with pride.
I met Jean a dozen years ago doing food demos in Carlsbad. I very carefully told her I lived in San Carlos, in the city of San Diego, as people in North County always thought I said "San Marcos." We discovered we were neighbors, one mile apart. Jean and I had many culinary adventures together, starting with brunch on the Queen Mary with other foodies. I enjoyed her wonderful friendship since 2000 and spent lots of fun time in her kitchen. I will miss her very much and may her memory be eternal.
My friend and neighbor for over 40 years. I will truly miss Jean.