Jean (Cundell) Boettinger
|Posted 2019-04-13 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News-Herald from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2019 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Jean Cundell Boettinger passed away in Providence, Utah, on Jan. 4,
2019. Born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Passaic, New Jersey, to Mae Hasbrouck
and Warren Cundell.
Jean was a tomboy growing up, spending more time outside than inside.
She worked for the First Presbyterian Church of Passaic after school,
and graduated with honors from Passaic High School in 1948. Jean
graduated from New Jersey State Teacher's College (now Kean
University) with a B.S. in education in 1952.
Jean married her high school sweetheart, William (Bill) Richard
Boettinger, on July 18, 1953. Jean was a second-grade teacher at
Passaic Public School No. 10 before the arrival of children, Lea and
Janis. Jean and Bill resided much of their married life in Saddle
Brook, New Jersey. Jean supported her daughters by attending band
concerts and football games featuring the marching band. Jean and Bill
built a cabin in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where the
family spent weekends and summers boating, fishing, waterskiing, and
enjoying friends. Jean worked as an optician in Bill's optometry
practice in Passaic for many years. Her last career was as an editor
at The Food Institute.
Jean and Bill retired to Lake Havasu City in 1990, where they enjoyed
boating, fishing, traveling, and four-wheeling, and were members of
Havasu 4 Wheelers and Lake Havasu Yacht Club. Artistically gifted,
Jean taught herself to play the piano. She also made ceramics and
stained glass, and was a talented oil painter. Bill passed away in
2013, and Jean spent the last 2.5 years of her life near Janis in
Her husband, Bill, her parents, Warren and Mae Cundell, and her
brother and sister-in-law, Warren Robert (Bob) and Catherine Cundell,
preceded Jean in death. Her daughters and sons-in-law, Janis Lynn
Boettinger and Eugene Schupp (Logan, UT) and Lea Jean and Herbert
Garrard (Perkasie, PA) and her treasured cat, Cappy Boots, survive
Interment will be at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens on April 13, 2019 at
1 p.m. Feel free to donate in Jean's memory to The American Cancer
Society or to the Western Arizona Humane Society.
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