Obituary for SCHER

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 07, 2009

Jeanne N. Scher, 81, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2008, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born Norma Jeanne Nonken, on August 23,1927, in Peabody, Kansas. Raised in El Dorado, Kansas, she left following graduation to pursue a higher education. After obtaining a Masters Degree, she spent over 20 years teaching youth--from the severely disabled, to the gifted-- in El Dorado, KS, Los Alamos, NM, and Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by three daughters; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many, many friends and relatives; and her beloved dogs, Ripley and Shatara. She worked relentlessly for equality. She will be remembered for her love of gardening, books, and clear, sunny days. A Celebration of Her Life will take place on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. In lieu of flowers: plant a tree; teach someone to read; or donate in her name to The National Alliance on Mental Illness or The American Civil Liberties Union....and don't forget to smile..... Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000 www.aspenfuneral.com

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