Jean Elizabeth Pickett, daughter of Clyde and Bella Peterson, born February 3, 1926 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, died at her home in Holladay April 30, 1998.
Her daughter, Christine, and son, David, were with her. She is together now with her beloved husband, Will. She is survived by her grandsons, Dean and Michael; her daughter-in-law, Nancie; her son-in-law-to-be, Roberto; her doted upon and devoted feline companion, Harry; and many dear friends here and in Portugal, which was her second home. A graduate of the University of Utah (1948), she worked for many years for KCPX (now KTVX). For the last 15 years she has been the editor and chief writer for the "Alta Powder News", a newspaper established by her husband. Her great passions were the symphony, the opera, mystery novels, her summer home at Bear Lake, and traveling. Jean traveled widely, and she loved every place she visited. She studied Portuguese each day for five hours, beginning at 4 a.m.; she met all her obligations and commitments in life without fail and without complaint; she embraced the diversity in the people she met in her travels. She always wanted to learn something new, to experience the unexperienced, and to explore the unexplored.Jean Pickett was a woman of great faith who lived her life to the fullest. She had tremendous inner strength and courage, and she was a proud and independent spirit.
Memorial services will be held Monday, May 4th, 11 a.m. at Cathedral Church of St. Marks, 231 E. 100 So., Salt Lake City, UT.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah 84741, or any branch of the Sisters of Charity.
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