Jean Huggins, (born Dolly Eugene Thornton) 88, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, died on Monday, February 27, 2017.
Jean was born in Vivian, Louisiana to Felix and Willie Thornton on July 12, 1928. She was the youngest of seven children, all now preceding her in death. She and her husband Fred were married for over 50 years and he died in 2001.
Jean lived in Des Moines most of her adulthood, actively participating in Calvary Reformed Church.
Jean worked at Montgomery Wards as department head of Bedding and at Suzette Candies. She enjoyed reading and playing duplicate bridge and she was a life master in Contract Bridge.
Survivors include her two daughters Tia Huggins and Lisa (John) Conkling; five grandchildren Veronica (Jon) Abu-Saba, Xander Saide, David (Carla) Saide, Bryant Conkling and Tyler Conkling; two great-grandchildren Nina and Ari Abu-Saba; and niece Linda Parker Van Kirk who was like a daughter to her.
Special thanks to Meadowview Memory Care and Care Initiatives Hospice for the care they gave her at the end of life.
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Published by the Des Moines Register on Mar. 1, 2017.