Jean (nee May) Slocum

Jean (nee May) Slocum, 76, of Mequon, formerly of Whitefish Bay, peacefully left us on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.

She was the loving mother of Susan (Russ) Darrow, Debora (Thomas) DeNoble, Dr. Peter (Wendy) Slocum and Scott (Susan) Slocum; the proud grandmother of nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and dear sister of Judith McConnell.

Other relatives and good friends further survive her.

Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert Slocum; her parents, Dr. Joseph and Gertrude (nee Ferber) May and a brother, James May.

Jean attended Downer College and was a longtime member of The Town Club.

She worked as an assistant to the dean of social services at the University of Wisconsin-Milwau-kee for over 15 years.

Before she struggled with Alzheimerís, Jean lived a very active and full life.

With her many friends, she enjoyed playing cards, tennis and golf and was an avid reader and gardener.

She was a genuine person with a down-to-earth attitude.

Jean embraced the opportunity to make new friends, and she was loved for her warmth, kindness and wit.

She was devoted to her family. Indeed, even until the end, she always recognized her children.

Until we meet again Jean,

we will embrace the memory

of your smile and the

twinkle of goodness in your eyes.

Visitation will take place at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, on Monday, Jan. 16 from 2 until 4 p.m., followed by the service beginning at 4 p.m.

Interment at Forest Home Cemetery will be private for the family.

Memorials in Jeanís name may be made to The Alzheimerís Association, Southeast Wisconsin Chapter, 6130 W. National Ave., Suite 200 Milwaukee, Wis. 53214 or The Charles E. Kubly Foundation, P.O. Box 170284, Milwaukee, Wis. 53217.