Jean Caroline Aurand, 82, of Mission Hills, Calif., peacefully passed away recently following a lengthy illness.
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Jean became a member of the Catholic Church on Oct. 25, 1947, and entered the convent of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Los Angeles in July of 1948. Her teaching assignments included the Bronx, N.Y.; Bogota, Columbia; Sag Harbor, Long Island, N.Y.; Barcelona, Spain; Sacred Heart of Mary, Montebello, Calf.; and Marymount Junior College in Palos Verdes.
- Born July 21, 1929, in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Theodore Roosevelt Aurand and Hilda Irene Oliver.
Leaving the convent in 1970, she began teaching at St. Bernard High School, Playa Del Rey, then at Bellarmine Jefferson High School in Burbank.
Prior to retiring in 1995, she was also a secretary at Queen of Angels Seminary, Mission Hills, Calf.
After retiring, she enjoyed working on family genealogy projects with her nephew, Bill Aurand, spending many hours conducting research, including visiting relatives in the Tamaqua area.
Surviving are two brothers, Theodore R. Aurand of Gilbertown, Ala., and William F. Aurand of Westlake Village, Calf.; and her beloved dogs, Honey, KoKo and Classy.
She was also preceded in death, by a few days, by her brother, John Oliver Aurand.
Jean will be profoundly missed by numerous members of her family and friends.
Contributions in her name may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which was dear to Jean's heart, or to the Providence Trinity Care Hospice of Van Nuys, Calif., at www.trinitycarehospice.org.