Donna Jean (1927 - 2018)

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Donna Jean, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.
Donna was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Cando, N.D. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harriman. Donna and the Bodelson family moved from Cando to Seattle, Wash., where she met and married Ralph M. Jean. Linda and Theresa were born there. In the early 1950s, Donna and Ralph moved to Calvert City, Ky., where their son David was born. In 1961 the family relocated to Rockwood. Donna enjoyed snow skiing, golfing and boating. She also hiked with her family including 75 miles on the Appalachian Trail. She was a stay at home mother, except for several years as a teaching assistant at Ridgeview Elementary School. Ralph and Donna moved to New Haven, W. Va., for a few years and retired to Roane County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph M. Jean; parents, Envold and Helen Celia Bodelson; sister, Helen Hood; and brother, Ronald Bodelson.
Survivors include children, Linda Jean White, Ormond Beach, Fla., Theresa Hockman (Norval), Kingston, and David J. Jean (Vickie), Harriman; grandchildren, Christina Grabowski (Edward), Angela Braid (Todd), Michelle Dodson, Lauren Jean and Ryan Jean; great-grandchildren, Olivia Grabowski, Ashton and Chandler Braid, Reese Kelly and Cora Dodson; and brother-in-law and nephew, Don Hood Sr. and Don Hood Jr. (Jan), Seattle. Special thanks to Pat Givens, Jamestown Assisted living staff, the staff at Roane Medical Center ER and the Comfort Care Unit for their compassion and care.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Evans Mortuary. Requeim Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Harriman. Interment will follow the Mass at Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.
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Rockwood, TN 37854
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Published in Roane County News on July 13, 2018