Jean Courtney Obituary

Jean Ann Courtney
Jean Ann Courtney

April 11, 1931 - April 14, 2008
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA

Obituary

Jean Ann Courtney, Urbandale, Iowa passed away Monday, April 14, 2008. She was born in Des Moines April 11, 1931 and grew up in Perry. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 17, at Iles Funeral Homes- Westover Chapel.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Gaylord and Ethel Brown Courtney.

Jean graduated from Perry High School and continued her education at Drake University and Iowa State University. She held degrees in Elementary Guidance and Career Education, Masters of Science Degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Drake University Law School.

Jean was a counselor with the Saydel School System for over 30 years, 20 years spent at Woodside Junior High School. During that time she became a trail blazer in the field of career guidance and counseling, later helping to develop guidelines for Career Education. Her life after retirement was love of travel, cooking, entertaining and her dogs. Volunteering at Living History Farms' Flynn Mansion brought Jean's love of Iowa history to life. In later years, luncheons with friends from the Des Moines Women's Club, the Red Hat Society and the Retired Teacher's Association kept her active.

Memorials may be made to the Des Moines Women's Club Scholarship Fund. This fund is for the continuing education of young women.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Services

Cemetery
Private
Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, April 17, 2008
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
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PENDING, IA US PENDING
Thursday, April 17, 2008
11:00 AM

Charities

Des Moines Women's Club
1501 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309