Jean A. Dunn passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, it is with deep sorrow that we announce her passing. Born August 6, 1930 in Montreal Quebec, Canada, Jean was the third of six children of William and Jesse Aikens. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Sonny and Loren and sisters Gertrude and Norma. A loving Sister, Mother and Grandmother, Jean is survived by her sister: Jacquelyn Taylor (Richmond, Ontario, Canada), son: Claud (Carol) Collins (Whittier, Calif.), daughters: Susan Marksbury (Beaumont, Calif.), Sheree (Jerry) Ghidelli (Gillette, Wyo.), Joann (Larry) Long (Whittier, Calif.), eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and her special friend Tom Scarbrough. Left to mourn are numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Over the years, Jean wore many hats: She was a model, worked for IBM, Salesperson and Bar Tender. The job she enjoyed the most was being a Grand/Great Grandmother. As a long time resident of Palm Springs, Jean touched the lives of many. She was a member of the Palm Springs Elk Lodge #1905. It was difficult to go anywhere in town, that she didn't see someone she knew. Her eye for fashion and her infectious laughter were her trademarks. Jean loved to cook and entertain. Her door was always open to her many friends and family members. No one ever left her home hungry or thirsty. One of her proudest moments was in 1983 when she gained her U.S. Citizenship. Jean Allison Dunn will be truly missed by all that knew her. Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM at the Elks Lodge BPOE #1905 67491 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Cathedral City, Calif.
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Published in The Desert Sun on Aug. 6, 2013