ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Jean P. Boddy, 88, of Escondido, Calif., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
She was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Mount Vernon, and is the daughter of Clyde and Verna Pinkley. Jean has resided in Escondido since 1983.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ned; and son-in-law, David King. She is survived by her brother, Clyde William Pinkley; sons, Steven and William and their wives, Denise and Helen; daughter, Rebecca King; granddaughters, Kim Boddy and Jennifer King Salas; and twin grandsons, Adam and David Boddy.
Jean was a 1942 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Ohio State University. In 1948, she wed Ned Ashcraft Boddy, also of Mount Vernon, beginning 64 wonderful years of marriage.
In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Jean was a gifted artist. She started her career as a staff artist in the advertising and sales promotion department for the Shellmar Products Corporation of Mount Vernon. After gaining her teaching certification, she developed and conducted art education for special education programs in Knox County for five years. She then directed art programs in the Mount Vernon elementary schools, later moving on to Mount Vernon High School, where she chaired the art department for seven years. Jean influenced the futures of many talented artists and impacted her community through her volunteer work in the Knox County Art Guild and the Presbyterian Women’s Association.
In 1983, Jean and her husband Ned moved to Southern California where they could be close to two of their children and future grandchildren. Jean often joked that the only time she wanted to see snow again was on a Christmas card. She continued her Christian service at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Escondido through the prayer ministry and leadership for the Mariners’ couples group. She pursued her interest in photography, calligraphy and watercolor art. Jean was especially influential in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She demonstrated her devotion by opening her home for family get-togethers and her heart to any endeavor where she could offer her support.
A memorial service will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Memorial gifts may also be sent to the church at 1500 South Juniper Street, Escondido, CA 92025.
Submitted by Clyde Pinkley.
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