Nadine Audrey <I>Liscomb</I> Jeppesen

Nadine Audrey Liscomb Jeppesen

Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
Death 10 Jun 1996 (aged 81)
Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Section 63A
Memorial ID 74957574 · View Source
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"Not surprisingly, Jeppesen had little time for the ladies—until he met Nadine Liscomb, a United Airlines stewardess working the Boeing 247 he was flying from Chicago to Omaha. He called for coffee, and when she entered the cockpit, both were smitten almost instantly.

"I ordered coffee, but I got Nadine," Jeppesen often joked.

They married on Sept. 24, 1936, beginning a love affair and true partnership that would last 60 years. The young couple grew their fledgling chart business and their family, first living in Cheyenne, Wyo., and later, Salt Lake City, Utah. Jeppesen continued to fly for United, while they ran the business from their home. In 1941, he transferred to Denver, and the company moved into a storefront on East Colfax Avenue."


Baird, Cary. (2007, Feb). New Book Marks Jeppesen's 100th Birthday. Retrieved from:


>Nadine (Liscomb) Jeppesen- A former United Airlines stewardess, who met legendary Elrey B. Jeppesen on a United flight Chicago to Omaha when her ordered coffee and both were smitten for life. They married 9/24/1936 and had a 60-year partnership in building the world famous Jeppesen "Black book" Airway Manual. They moved to Colorado in 1941, where Nadine managed the storefront Jeppesen Flight Chart store on East Colfax Avenue while Elrey continued flying for United. Nadine hired cartographers, helped design and write copy for promotional materials. She continued to work as secretary/treasurer for the company until the Times Mirror Corporation bought the world-famous Jeppesen Company in 1961. Nadine Jeppesen was awarded the 1994 National Aeronautic Association Katharine Wright Award and in 1995 was inducted into the Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame."


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