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Jean Mitchell Morey LeCouteur

Jean LeCouteur was born on September 14, 1927, in the lovely suburb of Chicago, Riverside, Illinois, a town of winding streets and a mispronounced Des Plaines River. She graduated from the eighth grade there. She continued her education in St. Louis, Missouri; her high school years coinciding with the years of WWII. Too young to enlist, she sold War Stamps and Bonds and graduated with many honors including a completitive four year scholarship to Washington University. She majored in botany, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and various other honoraries. While in college, she also did botanical illustration. Jean had eleven children and filled her spare time playing the organ for a small church in Pleasanton, CA, and accompanying various singers on the piano. She was fond of all living creatures, including snakes and caterpillars, but particularly cats. She went back to school in the seventies and became a special education teacher in Chico and later, Fillmore, California. She was an avid learner and, after she moved to Seattle, a happy Access Student at UW for fifteen years. She loved the Seattle weather and being near the University for music, theater, and learning. Jean's second marriage to Milton LeCouteur brought her three lovely stepdaughters to add to her own beloved children. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She delighted in her friends, movies, books and life. She passed away October 13, 2012.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 21, 2012
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