Former Juneau resident Jean M. Anderson died May 6, 2007, in Arlington, Wash. She was 87.
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She was born July 14, 1919, in Juneau, to George and Ella Anderson. She grew up in a long, two-story green house on Telephone Hill on the top floor of the Anderson Music Shoppe.
Growing up in the far north, she developed an independent spirit, family members said. She took piano and ballet lessons for years and was a very dedicated student. She had a unique style of dress and was remembered by classmates as a trendsetter.
She was employed as an entertainer, accountant, waitress, caregiver and bartender in different times of her life. She was fun loving and hardworking, restless and mischievous, her family said. She lived in Oregon, Washington, California and New York.
Never having children, she cherished her nieces and nephews and kept close family ties. She married three times and was widowed.
She was much loved by all who met her and will be missed greatly, her family said.
She is survived by one sister, Sylvia McCann.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Stanley (died at six weeks old), Louis, Vincent and her older sister, Lenore Anderson.
There will be no services. She will be cremated. Her ashes will be scattered along the California coast.