ANDERSON, Eleanor Jean Oct 11, 1942 May 11, 2014 Passed away at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha on May 11, 2014. Preceded in death by her daughter, Michele, at age 16; sister, Janet, parents, Ed and Ruth Brinkman. Survived by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Richard; son, Michael of Omaha and his fiancée, Brandy Tramp; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; many friends. On June 13, 1964 Jean married Richard Anderson in Council Bluffs, where she was born and grew up. The couple lived in Des Moines, Marengo, and Marshalltown, Iowa before moving to Omaha in 1986. She loved to dance and operated her own dance studio after high school. Jean was Miss Council Bluffs in 1962 and was a finalist in the Miss Iowa Pageant. She was a graduate of Cosmetology College and operated her own beauty salon in Marengo, Iowa. A graduate of Marshalltown Community College, Jean worked for Bell Telephone Co. for several years before being employed at Boys Town. Most recently she had been a supervisor for Cox Communications. After the loss of their daughter, Michele, in 1990, Jean and her husband became involved in The Compassionate Friends Organization both locally and nationally. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 13th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Wednesday, May 14th at 11am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society or American Cancer Society.
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