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Marjorie "Jean" Anderson

Marjorie "Jean" Anderson Passed away peacefully at her home on September 14th, 2006. Born July 2nd, 1926, in Hollywood, CA, she was the only child of Ruth Virginia Buck and John Bennett Anderson. Being a child of the Depression Jean always remained frugal, well aware that times could change without warning. She attended Berkeley High School and studied Art at San Jose State University before graduating from the prestigious College of Marin Nursing Program in 1976. When Jean was younger she decided she wanted to learn how to ice skate, so she took a job at the Berkeley ice rink. From there, she had a very diverse work life. She was a hat-check girl at the original Trader Vic's; she worked as a professional model for top S.F. agencies Grimme' and Brebner; sold artwork at Cory Gallery in San Francisco; worked for Pan American Airlines and Bank of Marin. Once she became a registered nurse she worked around the Bay Area, finally settling into Canyon Manor in Novato where she stayed for more than 20 years. Jean had many affiliations including membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society (Sacramento Chapter) and the American Nurses' Association of California. She loved hiking Mt. Tam, and walking in Muir Woods and on Stinson Beach. She also enjoyed taking her Golden Retriever-mix "up to the lake" to her parents' cabin in Tahoe. She loved the ocean. and always tried to live near the water. Some of the places that she cherished the most were Honolulu and Poipu Beach. She studied yoga and ate yogurt in the late '60s. She was a woman truly ahead of her time. An artist herself, Jean appreciated good artwork and she thoroughly enjoyed music, especially jazz. She derived great pleasure from being with friends, laughing, shopping and going to the dog park. When I think of Jean, the immortal words of Yves Saint Laurent describe her best, "Fashions fade, but style is eternal." Jean was preceded in death by her mom Ruth Anderson, her father John Anderson, and her son Don Kuret. She is survived by her ever faithful companion Goldie, her daughter Jennifer Kuret-Nadeau and husband Doug Nadeau. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice or the American Cancer Society in her memory. A celebration of her life is set for the near future. For further information, e-mail: djnadeau@yahoo.com Keaton's Mortuary 415~453-0571

Published in Marin Independent Journal from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2006
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