Jean Marie Stack was born October 17, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of eight children. She spent her childhood there and graduated from Western High School.

Jean's early years were spent devoting much of her time to the care of her aged mother. She also acted as a second mom or best pal to the children of older brothers and sisters. Jean showed a great affinity for the theater arts and was often found appearing in productions by the prominent theater group The Valley Players which regularly produced the Baltimore Starlight Musicals. Jean was often featured in starring roles of many shows such as Kismet, Plain and Fancy, Pal Joey, and Pajama Game. She was probably most remembered for her portrayal of "Bloody Mary" in the musical, South Pacific, which was one of her favorite roles.Career-wise, Jean spent many years working in corporate America as a valued secretary and executive assistant. Her position in the General Offices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought her to the Salt Lake valley where she felt she'd found a second home.

One of Jean's passions in this life was the search for her ancestors. She was a master genealogist and was personally responsible for tracing her heritage back to the 1600's. Because of her tireless work, literally hundreds of names have been added to the genealogical archives.

Jean's deepest love and devotion was always for her faith. She had a strong and independent spirit and found great peace in her understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her three brothers, Bill, Tom and Charles Stack; and her many family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the Deseret Memorial Mortuary, 36 East 700 South. Friends and family may call Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Funeral directors Memorial Mortuary.

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