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Jean Fleming


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Jean Fleming Obituary
Jean Tarr Fleming, 92, died peacefully at home surrounded by family in Pasadena. Born in Los Angeles on January 1, 1926, she was the daughter of Earl Mendum Tarr, MD, and Helen May Woodrow Tarr of La Canada, CA and the younger sister of Earl and Helen. In those early days she could ride her beloved pinto horse, Cracker, through the orange groves behind their home on Green Lane. She attended Westridge School and Scripps College, where she majored in American History. Later she went on to study Human Development at Pacific Oaks College, earning a Masters Degree.Jean was predeceased by her husband Louis B. Fleming. She leaves four children: Mary (Jeff) Kowalski of Havertown, PA, Leni Fleming of Pasadena, Sarah Fleming of Petaluma, and Louis (Laura) Fleming Jr. of Pasadena, as well as eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Zemula Fleming, and many nieces and nephews.Jean was a lifelong advocate for quality early childhood education. She served on the Board of Trustees at Pacific Oaks, and in 1963 helped organize a group of women who transported mothers and children to Families Forward Learning Center (formerly Mothers Club). She served on their Board for many years.Jean was an active member of the League of Women Voters and also a member of All Saints Pasadena. She was a strong, involved advocate of social justice throughout her life.A Memorial Service will take place at All Saints Pasadena on Saturday, September 1 at 2 PM. She will be laid to rest privately at Mountain View.In lieu of flowers, Jean's family suggests a donation to Families Forward Learning Center, 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103 or the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104. Please sign the guestbook at legacy.com/obituaries/pasadenastarnews.
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 16, 2018
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