Jean Brodersen Akers, a resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1979, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2012.
Jean was born July 3, 1922, in Long Beach, CA, and was a graduate of Alhambra High School and attended Pasadena Jr. College. She maintained strong friendships with several friends from grade school. A lifelong learner, Jean loved to be active. She traveled, studied genealogy and enjoyed reading. Jean volunteered at the Rancho Bernardo Public Library where she served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library. She was active in the Travelers Club of Seven Oaks Community Center. A longtime member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, she attended church, participated in Bible study classes, and volunteered at the Thrift Shop, Prime Time, and Wednesday night Community Dinners. An avid Scrabble player, she enjoyed playing every week.
As newlyweds, Jean and Bob lived in Berkeley, CA, where their first three children were born. They moved to Alhambra, CA, then later to Scarsdale, NY, where Bob was an Executive with Union Carbide. Their daughter Melissa was born in Bronxville, NY. From 1965 to 1973, Jean and Bob lived in Switzerland, then retiring to Chappaqua, NY, and eventually moving to San Diego. They were happily married for 53 years. They made good friends everywhere they went. Jean cared for Bob for the 17 years that he had Parkinson's disease.
Jean is survived by her older daughter Barbara Akers, younger son John Akers, younger daughter Melissa Akers; five grandchildren: Sharon, Alessandra, Isaias, Matias, Belen; and one great-granddaughter Ivy.
She will be sorely missed by friends and family alike.
Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Robert "Bob" Akers. She was also preceded in death by their eldest son, Paul Lawrence Akers.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10:00 A.M., at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA, 92128.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood, the Rancho Bernardo Friends of the Library, or the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church.