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Jean Mallow Boyd

June 23, 2011

JEAN MALLOW BOYD

      Jean Mallow Boyd passed away on June 8, 2011, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 87.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Bonnie Jean Boyd-Orlando; niece, Carol Jean Wilson;  nephew, Robert L. Mallow; nephew, Michael Mallow; niece, Connie Cody; nephew, Tommy Kennedy; nephew, Gordon Kennedy;  son-in-law, Robert Orlando; sister-in-law, Genevieve P. Mallow;  sister-in-law, Marilyn Mallow, as well as many friends in Corona del Mar, and throughout the United States.    She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon L. Boyd, her longtime friend Donald Huebner, and her brothers, Carl S. Mallow, Jr., and Charles Mallow.  In the past several years, she was lovingly cared for by the wonderful staff at Crown Cove Retirement Community of Corona del Mar, and the devoted, generous heart and talents of her caregiver, Jackie Chenelia.  

    Jean was an artist with many talents.   She painted her world with color, love and laughter.  Being a resident of her beautiful Corona del Mar for 50 years, her warm and loving personality brought smiles to everyone she met.    For over 40 years she was a travel counselor for the Automobile Club of Southern California, where she received several customer service awards and visited many exciting places.   Through the years and after her retirement, she filled her days with acts of charity and volunteerism at  Hoag Hospital, St. Andrews and St. James Churches, Oasis Senior Center, Neighborhood Watch,  D.A.R.E. Programs, and the Newport Beach Police Department.

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