April 7, 1950 –July 25, 2018 Resident of Altadena, California Jeanne Elizabeth Dobson, also known as Alina Milan to her business friends, passed away surrounded by family and loyal friends after a courageous fight against cancer. Her special friend and partner, William “Bill” Mitchell, stayed by her side caring for her throughout the most difficult days. She will always be remembered for her beauty, her creative bent that led her to help others achieve better health, and her devotion to animals. Jeanne is survived by her mother, Janet Dobson, of Los Altos, her brothers, Joseph of Tucson, Arizona, and Carl and his wife, Annette, of Windsor, California, and nieces Vicky Estes and Carly Dobson, nephews James, Andrew, and John Dobson. Her mother is most grateful for the special care given to her daughter by her family and loyal friends. Born in New Jersey, she traveled across the country with her parents to become a Californian, where she made their home in Los Altos. During the years that she attended Elementary Schools in Los Altos and through her participation in Camp Fire Girls, she made lasting friendships. She graduated from Mountain View High School then chose to attend business school.
Later, as she discovered her interest in fitness, she founded a Pilates Studio in Altadena, California. There, for over 20 years, she successfully created programs to improve the health of many clients. One of her lasting loves was riding her horse, Lacey. Through that connection, she became concerned about the fitness of horses, particularly race horses. She found time to take special training and became an equine therapist, founding the service “Soft Nickers.” Some of her “patients” became winners at Santa Anita Race Track.
A celebration of life was held on August 16th at the Ranch in Altadena, California. Memorial donations my be given to: Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue: http:/www.sctbrescue.org San Gabriel Valley Humane Society: http:/www.sgvhumanesociety.prg.