Jean Ainslie Kalahan
(July 20, 1925 - April 13, 2013)
Jean Ainslie Kalahan passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born in Portland, Oregon, to Geneive and George Ainslie on July 20, 1925, and attended St. Helen’s Hall (Oregon Episcopal Schools), Lincoln High School and Reed College. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Clyde R. Kalahan; three daughters, Debbie Altschul (Jeff), Martha Walker (Tom) and Sarah Melde (Dave); six grandchildren; and cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a dedicated community volunteer for organizations including Children’s Industrial Home (Gateways for Youth and Families), Dr. Edward S. Rich Orthopedic Guild, Tacoma Art Museum and the altar guilds at Christ and St. Mary’s Episcopal Churches. Jean enjoyed golf and was a member of the Nine Hole Group at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. Other activities included bridge, gardening and listening to the Mariners on the radio. Her family will miss her astute observations as well as her great cooking.
Services will be private in accordance with her wishes. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Mary Bridge Brigade (Dr. Edward S. Rich Orthopedic Guild), MS: 311-1-MDB, PO Box 5299, Tacoma, WA 98415.
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