She was born in Spokane, WA to Cathryn and Robert Bridewell, on January 9, 1923.
Jean attended Washington State University and the University of Washington receiving a degree in Education.
Following graduation, she traveled to New York City where she volunteered at the Henry Street Settlement which is a not-for-profit social service agency in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
She was always very proud of her service to the community.
Evajean worked many years for School District 81, initially as a home economics teacher and later as the librarian at Rogers and Lewis and Clark High Schools, retiring in 1982.
Following retirement, Jean served as a docent at the Campbell house and traveled widely throughout the USA with her husband, Francis “Fetch” Secor.
Jean and Fetch were active in the founding and continued operations of the Merry Glen Home and School.
She served as an officer and board member for many years.
Jean enjoyed dancing at the Eagles Lodge on North Lidgerwood Ave., bicycling, and skiing.
Quilting and sewing were other favored pastimes and her designs were exhibited many summers at the Loon Lake, WA quilt shows.
Jean was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Jean is survived by her sister, Patricia Ericson of Seattle; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Mimi of Upton, MA; granddaughter, Katherine of Cerritos, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis; a son, Scott; and a daughter, Patti Jo.
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 24, 2:00pm, at St. Andrew’s Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Glen Home and School, 2719 N. Cincinnati, Spokane, WA 99218 and/or to a charity of one’s choice.
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