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In Memory of

Jean M. Wilson

October 20, 1927 - March 24, 2015

Obituary


Jean Mavis Wilson was born October 20, 1927. She passed away peacefully at home, in Newport Beach, on March 24, 2015.

She graduated from Sewanhaka High School, in Floral Park, New York, in 1945. She was an accomplished registered nurse, with many nursing skills and achievements. She received her Nursing Certificate from Adelphi University, College of Nursing and Public Health, New York April 18, 1948. She also received a Master of Arts Degree in 1960.

Her nursing career was her passion and remained so in many endeavors. She began helping her patients...

Jean Mavis Wilson was born October 20, 1927. She passed away peacefully at home, in Newport Beach, on March 24, 2015.

She graduated from Sewanhaka High School, in Floral Park, New York, in 1945. She was an accomplished registered nurse, with many nursing skills and achievements. She received her Nursing Certificate from Adelphi University, College of Nursing and Public Health, New York April 18, 1948. She also received a Master of Arts Degree in 1960.

Her nursing career was her passion and remained so in many endeavors. She began helping her patients as a clinical nurse in many specialties and levels. From day to day routine nursing care, to hectic dramatic emergency care, to being a school nurse, she approached each one with eagerness and enthusiasm. She truly cared about others and her empathy was very evident. She not only had empathy for humans, but was an eager advocate for animals. She loved dogs and cats. There was never a time in her life when she did not have an animal in her house. She had a great sense of compassion for our dogs and cats. It was truly notable.

As a nurse, she worked independently, as well as working at Hoag Memorial Hospital from 1965 to about 1970. She then started working as a school nurse for Newport Mesa Unified School District for the majority of her career until she retired in 1984. She truly loved working with the children and deeply cared for them. She made notable lasting impressions upon them.

She was an active member of local organizations and participated regularly. Her beloved husband, Howard K. Wilson, was a member of the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge 1767, and the Newport Beach American Legion Post 291. They had many friends there and loved to attend functions at these facilities. She greatly anticipated going there, and always had a wonderful time with fond memories.

She lost the love of her life, Howard Wilson, in 1996, and her younger dear sister last year, June 24, 2014. She is survived by her other younger sister, Carole Barnard, her daughter Christine McKinney, son John Mitchell, and granddaughter Brooke Edwards. During her final years, she was cared for at home, by employees of Home Instead Senior Care.

The family will have a celebration of her life, Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary. Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with the service starting at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.