In Branford, March 12, 2004. Jean Jackson Doerr of 885 Indian Hill Rd., Orange. Wife of Richard L. Doerr. Mother of Douglas A. Doerr of Oakland, Ca. Born in Denver, Co. , she was the daughter of the late William G. and Adah Yager Jackson of Gibson County, Indiana. Jean attended Evansville University, Indiana University and graduated from The University of Buffalo in New York State. While living in New York State , she was active in the League of Women Voters and was instrumental in the development of the Niagara County Girl Scout Council. Moving to Connecticut 44 years ago, she became associated with the Connecticut Trails Girl Scout Council and served on the Executive Staff and as a Camp Director. Jean cataloged the James M. Barrie Manuscript Collection housed in the Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Jean became a staff member and volunteer for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of South Central Connecticut and was an active member of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) in the Greater New Haven area. She was a member of Quota International of New Haven. A Memorial Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN on Saturday, March 20th at 2 P.M. Friends may call one hour prior. It is suggested that Memorial contributions be sent to; The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the service for Jean, as I will be out of town. She was a most important and beloved member of Quota.

  2. I met Jean about 8 years ago at a SCORE counseling session. From that point on Jean was .my. SCORE counselor, mentor and someone I could always count on. Her confidence and most of all, sincere enthusiasm in both my business and my capabilities are just two of the many attributes she gave to me. I felt I had a very special relationship with Jean and I always knew she was there to listen. Her sincerity, friendly voice, assistance, suggestions, comments and excitement by the positive direction my business was going are just of few of the things I will treasure. I know I\’ll be reaching for the phone one of these days soon to touch base with Jean and suddenly realize she isn\’t here to lend me an ear and assist me. The words .thank you. aren\’t enough, Jean. I am so fortunate to have known you and I will truly miss you. Deepest sympathy to the Doerr family from Ken and myself. Paula

  3. It\’s so hard to believe that Jean Doerr is gone, yet I\’m grateful that she\’s at rest now, as the recent months have been so very difficult for her. I have so many memories of her, and learned so much from her as a child and teenager, and feel that she was a most important part of my growing up, my being able to go out into the world. She was a wonderful person of many talents, great humor, and curiosity, who made me feel a welcome part of her family, a dear friend, and I want to thank her and her marvellous family for all those things and more. We were all so very fortunate to have been a part of Jean\’s life, to have known her and been made welcome by her, and I\’m so grateful. With deepest sympathy to all the Next Doerrs, Jody and Paul

  4. Jean was my mentor at SCORE. She provided me with help, inspiration and courage to start my own business. She was a wonderful person, always there to listen to my trials and tribulations. I will miss her.

  5. To the Doerr family I extend my deepest sympathies….. Jean was a very close friend of mine as you know and I will miss her dearly. She had such a generous spirit and shared many thoughts about spirituality that she was exploring in her life…she had an open mind and an open giving heart. She was someone to rely on. I can look back on the many happy memories we shared together going to museums …the British Museum at Yale, the New Britain American Impressionists Museum, Griswold Museum, the Wadsworth, the Guggenheim….we loved to talk about our perceptions…It was great fun. It was Jean\’s character and grace, her honesty and pure nature that so impressed me and I expecially admired her kindly manner,her courage and the way she planned her exit. She was a joy to know and I loved her.

  6. To the Doerr family: May God be with you during this difficult times, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Jean tremendously. Clem and Vahid Yazdani

  7. When I was a volunteer in Girl Scouts during the \’70s, Jean encouraged me to take part in a broad range of activities. It was this experience that gave me the preparation to become a staff member with Connecticut Trails. I will always be thankful for her personal interest in my development.

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