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LAKE WALES - Family and friends are mourning the passing of Jean B. Doebler of Lake Wales, Florida. Jean passed peacefully from respiratory failure at her home, surrounded by her loved ones, on August 10, 2012, at the age of 79.
Mrs. Doebler was born Jean C. Bradfield on June 3, 1933 in New York City, NY, to Clarence and Carolyn Bradfield. In early years, she attended North Shore Country Day School, and graduated in 1951. She later attended Northwestern University as an art major, and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Jean began playing the piano at an early age and became an accomplished pianist. She became Mrs. Marshall Boudreaux in March of 1960. Together they enjoyed 20 happy years and the birth of their two sons, Marshall S. Bou-dreaux Jr., and Henry J. "Hank" Boudreaux. Marshall Sr. preceded her in death in October of 1980. Jean found happiness and companionship again when she married Harold J. Doebler, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, (ret.). Jean was an avid and compassionate animal lover. She rescued many homeless cats where they made their home with her in Babson Park, Florida, then in Lake Wales, where she lived with her son Marshall. Jean loved to read and watch movies and was a talented artist/painter. She spent many hours in later years crocheting and knitting.
Mrs. Doebler was preceded in death by her late husband Harold and her son Hank. She is survived by her son Marshall, her sister Linda Deckert, and three nephews, Ken, Jim, and Ted Zahn, and their families; as well as many friends and beloved pets.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Jean B. Doebler to the Florida Humane Society or the United States Coast Guard Alumni Association.
Published in Ledger on Aug. 15, 2012