de Krafft, Jean "Jean'o", 102, born April 26th, 1910, passed away December 18th, 2012. Jean'o lived an incredible life, she grew up in St. Andrews, Scotland and learned to play golf early as she lived a stones throw away from the Old Course. Up to her 98th year she enjoyed putting and could beat the best of them! In 1950 she came to the US and lived first at Pine Valley Golf Club until her husband William "Bill" de Kraft passed away, and in 1966 she moved to Philadelphia. She was active with a number of charities in the Chestnut Hill area where she made many wonderful friends. Meanwhile, summers were spent at her home in Tenterden, Kent. In 1995 she decided she had had enough of the cold winters and she moved to Fullerton where she shared a home with her daughter and son-in-law, Trish and Steve Lewis. |
Jean'o is survived by her sister, Sheila MacEwen of London, England; nephews, Peter MacEwen and his wife Siri of Sotogrande, Spain, Alastair and his wife Hilary of Buckland St. Mary, England, James MacEwen of London, England, Robert Miller of Walnut Creek, CA; 2 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews, 3 great-great-nephews, 2 great-great-nieces; and many friends on both sides of the Atlantic. Arrangements are being handled by McAulay & Wallace, 902 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton 92832 and interment will be in St. Andrews Cathedral Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean'o may be sent to her favorite charities: the Morris Animal Refuge (morrisanimalrefuge.org) or the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI.org). McAulay & Wallace Mortuary
Published in Orange County Register on Dec. 26, 2012