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Sarah Ruth Jean Hagner

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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:24 am

Jean passed away, peacefully on July 27, 2019 at the age of 93.

Jean was born in Vancouver BC, Canada, on June 10, 1926 to Maude and Dr. James R. Atkinson. She attended school at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington, where she became a registered nurse.

It was while working as a nurse that she met her husband, George R. Hagner in 1951. Together they raised three children.

Jean loved to travel the world and did so extensively throughout her life. One of her proudest moments, though, took place in 1953 when she, along with her mother, became a U.S. citizen.

In more recent years, Jean became a beloved fixture in her Coronado community, sitting outside her home and greeting all who passed. Jean will be remembered for her strength and feisty spirit, her compassion and generosity, her devotion to her family and her love of bagpipes.

Jean was predeceased by her parents and husband, George. She is survived by three loving children, Gail, Scott and Renee, as well as her six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Jean’s family asks that a donation be made to the San Diego Humane Society, an organization that Jean supported faithfully.