Obituary: Jean Early Anderson (Jan. 24, 1921 – Sept. 16, 2012)

By Submitted September 25, 2012 02:47 pm

Jean Early Anderson, a long-time resident of Crescent City, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 16, 2012, in Everett, Wash., at the age of 91.

Jean was born Freddie Eugenia Jones in Wynne, Ark., on February 24, 1921. She married Riley Dunlap there in 1942, and moved to Stockton, Calif., to live with her brother when her husband was serving in the Army in WWII. Dunlap was killed in the European theater in 1945. Jean married Liston Early in 1947. 

Jean moved to Crescent City in 1951 with Liston. She and Liston built several homes and the 101 Saw Shop on Granite Road. Jean worked many years as a waitress at Rowland’s Restaurant and at Redwood Gardens. After Liston’s death in 1983, Jean married Howard Anderson and continued living in Crescent City until moving to Marysville, Wash., in 2001 to be close to her son Bill and his family after Howard’s death.

She is survived by her sons Bill Early (Holly) and Riley Dunlap (Christina) of Stillwater, Okla.,  stepdaughter Jackie Lawrence of Stockton, granddaughters Jennifer Early Peters (Greg) of Everett,   Wash., Shannon Early Angulo (Pablo) of Marysville and Sara Dunlap Gwiasda (Greg) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and grandsons Christopher Dunlap of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Van Lawrence of Stockton as well as great-granddaughters Breanna and Khloe Angulo and Eleanor Gwiasda and great-grandson Benjamin Gwiasda.  Jean is also survived by her sisters, Sophie Rush and Irene Shepard, and her brother, Thomas Jones, as well as numerous other relatives.

At her request, no services will be held. Internment will be at the IOOF Cemetery at a later date.

— Submitted by Family