Born March 3, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan daughter of the late Milburne and Alice Avery passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 79.
Surviving are: three children, Michael (Vickie Barner ) Paulson, Laura (Lee) Hager, Steven (Mary) Paulson; grandchildren, Benjamin (Elizabeth) Hager, Jordan Hager, Leslie and Sarah Paulson, and Erik and Robert Paulson; great granddaughter, Evelyn Hager; brothers, Dennis (Anne) Avery and Larry (Linda) Avery; sister, Carol (Joe) Koch; many nieces, nephews, and companion, Jim Grugett. Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Richard E. Paulson in 2003.
Jean was an active volunteer in the Lansing community for many years. She volunteered for the National Arthritis Foundation, The Salvation Army (having dressed over 150 dolls for their Christmas doll program), and the Love Clothing Center. She was also instrumental in facilitating much of her late husband’s volunteer work. When her children were younger she was a Scouting Den Mother, Brownie Leader, Girl Scout Leader, and served on the PTA at Wainwright Elementary. Jean also worked part time at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes for 20 years.
Memorial visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.