|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1922|
Hood River County
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 2006|
(Information for Juneau's Parks and Recreation)--Jean (Eby) Crosby was born in Hood River, Oregon, on June 18, 1922. Jean graduated from high school in 1940. she then attended nursing school at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon from 1942- 1944. After graduating as a nurse she worked at the hospital. At the end of World War II, Jean and her cousin, Peggy Mulligan, decided to leave Oregon and come to Alaska. They got on the SS Aleutian and headed to Juneau in May 1947. They did not know anyone in Juneau but had the name of a person which their family knew that lived in Juneau. When they arrived it was a typical rainy Juneau day. They stayed at the Gastineau Hotel for a few days and later moved to the Home Hotel.
Jean applied for work at St. Ann's Hospital; however, she did not want to work shifts at the time. Peg went to work at the Corps of Engineers. Another position came open and Jean applied and also received a job working for the Corps of Engineers.
Jean later worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Territorial Department of Mines until Alaska became a state. She then worked for the State Department of Mines and Minerals until 1964. She also worked for the Department of Labor and worked several sessions for the Alaska State Legislature House of Representatives, from where she retired.
Jean was very active in Emblem Club No. 90 in Juneau. She held numerous positions in the organization including serving as President. She is also a member of Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary No. 6.
Pete and Jean Eby met in 1947, in Juneau and they were married November 29, 1947. They just recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. They have three daughters, Sharon, Norma and Linda.
After retiring, Pete and Jean traveled during the winter months for many years in California, Oregon and Hawaii.
Jean and Pete bought property on Mosquito Lake out of Haines, Alaska. They cleared the property themselves and hauled all the lumber and materials up the lake and built their recreation cabin. Even though the cabin had no electricity or running water they spent many enjoyable summers fishing, exploring and just relaxing. Pete also hunted for moose for many years at Yakutat or at their cabin.
The Crosbys still reside in Juneau.
Hartley Crosby (1915 - 2007)*
Note: The 1079th Memorial added to this cemetery. A small single plaque, in good condition as of May 2012..Photo taken in the COLD rain. Sorry it is a little blurred, my hands were shaking...
Alaskan Memorial Park
Created by: Judy Wendt
Record added: Dec 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101944190