Alice's Story

THE VILLAGES, FL - Alice Jean Deyoe (Jean Deyoe), 87, of The Villages, FL passed away peacefully Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born in St. Paul, MN on May 7, 1929.

Jean graduated from Boston University and received her Masters from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She worked at Arkansas State College, Briar Cliff College in New York and as a Guidance Counselor for the Montgomery County District in Maryland where she retired and then moved to Corea, Maine. Aunt Jean was the first President for the Paul Bunyan Road Association of land owners, and was appointed by the Governor of Maine to be a member of the task force on improving access to prescription drugs for the elderly, and volunteered for many organizations.

If you ever wanted to know anything that was going on in the world, Aunt Jean knew it. She read everything and watched everything. She was very knowledgeable and opinionated which sometimes rubbed people the wrong way. She knew what she wanted and when she wanted it. She stood up and took charge of herself, and those less fortunate. She loved animals. At some point, I believe she had four dogs and 11 cats all under one roof. She adored them all and took in strays of all kinds.

She had a life-long partner, Barbara Riley, who predeceased her. In addition to Barbara, she was predeceased by her parents Caroline and Alan Deyoe and her sister, Carolyn Bonsall. She is survived by her brothers Alan M. Deyoe, Jr. and J. David Deyoe. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and her dear friend George H. Odom and his wife, Claire Gore.

A private family burial will be held on Friday, June 17 at 10am at the Prospect Harbor Cemetery in Prospect Harbor, Maine. Condolences may be expressed at www.bragdonkelley.com.
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