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Jean Louise Jones Wisenbaker

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Wisenbaker, Jean Louise Jones "Jean", passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 22, 2014 in Highland Park, Texas after a long illness. Jean was born in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Dr. Clarence Kenneth Jones and Louise Wille. Her father was a renowned Chicago physician. Jean attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where she studied Industrial Engineering, was voted Queen of the May, was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and graduated with honors. Jean was, her entire life, a most creative and adventurous women. After working briefly after graduation as an engineer in a Lexington, Kentucky distillery, Jean traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii during the height of the WWII Pacific campaign where she met Lieutenant John D. Wisenbaker of Mineola, Texas who was stationed at Pearl Harbor. The couple married and had twin boys, Michael and Steven, in Honolulu. After returning to Dallas, she gave birth to a daughter, Laure Lynn, and another son, Arthur Scott. Jean was a devoted wife and mother who made it a priority to be active in her children's school activities, and was deeply committed to her husband's business of building the world's foremost petroleum reservoir engineering company. Jean was a renowned entertainer and "traveled the world" with her husband. Always involved and active, she was passionate about art and her sculpture. She will greatly be missed by her family and friends. Jean was predeceased by her parents, her son Arthur Scott and her husband, John. She is survived by her three children: Michael B. Wisenbaker and his wife Susannah from Dallas, Texas; Steven W. Wisenbaker and his wife Meryl from Belvedere, California; and Lynn Wisenbaker Hamilton and her husband Thomas from Allyn, Washington; nine grandchildren Michael, Jr. and Wesley Wisenbaker; Scott and Brandt Wisenbaker; and Zackary, Devin and John Price; and Houston and Hunter Hamilton, and six great grandchildren. A private family memorial service will be held in Somervell County.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on May 24, 2014
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