Jean Donaldson, 96, died Sept. 11, 2021. She lived at the St. Anthony Park Home at the time of her passing and had lived in the area many years before.
Jean was a 1946 graduate of Iowa State University. She enjoyed a career in health care, as a licensed dietitian, nursing home administrator, teacher and executive director of health facility complaints for the State of Minnesota, among other positions.
Jean served on executive boards and committees of the American Red Cross, St. Paul Community Council, P.E.O., local arts councils, Hamline United Methodist Church and many others.
In retirement, Jean became an accomplished artist, and her evocative, dreamy watercolors, many of which depicted her beloved “North Woods,” were featured in local art shows and galleries. She also championed education and opportunities for the underprivileged.
She and her husband Chris, who predeceased her, were deeply devoted to their beloved rescued and adopted dogs over the years.
Jean is survived by her son Eric (Susan) Donaldson of St. Paul; daughter Ann Donaldson Hazen of New York City; sister Maxine Redeker of Boone, Iowa; and two granddaughters.