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Jeanne Gousha De Kruif


1923 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
October 22, 1923 - September 25, 2015 It is with heavy hearts that the Robert M. De Kruif Family announces the passing of Jeanne G. De Kruif, on Friday evening, September 25th. Jeanne was the consummate helpmate to her husband, Bob, in the affairs of both the H. F. Ahmanson Company and the Ahmanson Foundation for many decades. Her people skills were extraordinary, and her joy and her exuberance for life was a gift to all she met. Jeanne was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1923 to parents Harry M. and Iva Gousha, founders of the H.M. Gousha Map Company. Jeanne attended the University of Pittsburg and has had a lifelong affiliation with the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. A visit to San Marino in 1947 turned into her place of residence for the rest of her life. Jeanne is survived by her husband Bob, her Children Bob Peterson (Kathy), Debbie Peterson, Ginny Merchant, and Debby Seesman (David). Jeanne also enjoyed and will be missed by her 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and her lifelong best friend, Susan Currier. A celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in San Marino on Thursday, October 1st at 2 p.m. Her burial will take place alongside her parents and infant grandson, Billy Peterson, at Forest Lawn Glendale. Donations in Jeanne's memory to her favorite Charities; Life Line for Pets or the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, would be welcomed in lieu of flowers.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2015
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