- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 01:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
The world has lost the beautiful and popular Jean McFall, April 27, 2012. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa on January 4, 1922. Jean put herself through UC Berkeley and as a freshman married a senior, Ray Brunn.
Jean is survived by her husband, Carew McFall; her daughter, Janet Knowlton, of Mill Valley and her husband Tim; two grandchildren, Spencer and Dillon; a brother, Robert (Diana) Cramer of Belmont and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by her brother Ralph Cramer.
Jean lost her first husband to cancer in 1969 and in 1974 married Carew McFall, who among other pursuits taught geology at USC and as a visitor at Stanford. Jean and Carew traveled a lot, to more than 80 countries.
Living near Stanford, Jean joined the Stanford Mothers Club and was asked to be president. She declined saying, “I’m a Berkeley girl.” Jean also enjoyed the wonderful women of the Los Altos Hills Club.
Jean was bright. Her kindergarten teacher told her mother, Mildred Cramer, “She should be in third grade.” Jean will be so missed.