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Jean Baldwin Harries

Jean Baldwin Harries

Jean Baldwin Harries passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at The Shores Ecumen after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Jean was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 24, 1932, the daughter of Phoebe C. (Palmer) Baldwin and Warner F. Baldwin. The family returned to Duluth when Jean was five years old and resided on East Second Street. Jean graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1949, a member of the National Honor Society and a cellist in the orchestra. Like her father before her, she attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology in 1953 and became a member of Tri Delta Sorority. Returning to Duluth to become a school teacher, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from UMD and moved to San Diego, California, to teach kindergarten. There she met and married Stanley C. Livingston with whom she had three children. In 1970, Jean moved back to Duluth with her three children, briefly taught kindergarten, and then became an adjunct faculty member in Early Childhood Education at UMD, and organized the Peer Review Program. She became a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a professional society of women educators, and the Greysolon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a CHUM food shelf volunteer, a member of the Whiteside Scholarship Committee, and a long-time supporter of Animal Allies.

On March 13, 1993, Jean married Gilbert W. Harries whom she had first met in the orchestra at East Junior High School, and they enjoyed many happy years together in Duluth and on trips to Japan, Athens, the Isle of Rhodes and France. Jean was a member of Twelve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church where she became the Sunday School Director, sang in the choir and made many new friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, Gil, and by her children Peter (Katherine) Livingston of Poway, CA, John Livingston (Dean Smith) of Golden Valley, MN, and Cynthia (David) Kist of Minnetonka, MN; and grandchildren Allison Livingston of Denver, CO, Thomas Livingston of San Diego, CA, and Andrew Kist of Minneapolis, MN, her stepchildren, Thomas D. Harries (Diannah Robertson) of Bloomington, MN, Elizabeth (Iwao) Maeshima of Duluth, James R. Harries of Duluth, and Katherine H. Muellner of Rochester, MN, her step-granddaughter, Miriam Harries of Bloomington and her step-grandson, Ian Maeshima of Duluth.

Funeral services will be at Twelve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, 632 East Second Street, Duluth, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 16, with visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Trisagion service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second Street, Duluth.

Gifts in memory of Jean may be made to Twelve Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, to the Animal Allies Humane Society, or to the charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.