Jean (Hazeltine) Shaudys

Jean (Hazeltine) Shaudys passed from this life to eternity Sunday, July 18, 2019. She was born in South Bend, Washington, on Dec. 15, 1929, to Ezra Thomas and Helen (Groves) Hazeltine. She was the second of two children.

She attended A Street School and South Bend High School. She was valedictorian of her graduating class (1947).

She went to Oberlin College in Ohio, graduating in 1951, went on to Ohio State University, receiving her master’s in 1952, and a doctorate of philosophy at Ohio State University in 1956 in Columbus, Ohio.

Shortly after graduating, she married Vincent K Shaudys in the fall of 1956. They started their life journey together in Missoula, Montana. Vince got a Fullbright Fellowship to teach in East Pakistan — now Bangladesh — for one year. They then moved to Hayward, California, where two children joined them to make a family of four, Frederick and Helen. They would spend their summers in South Bend. After retirement they moved permanently to South Bend, eventually moving into Jean’s childhood home on West Cowlitz.

Jean is a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church of South Bend, a member of the Kiwanis, served on the City Council 28 years, a member of Propylaeum Club, bridge club, garden club and served on the Fern Hill Cemetery Board.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brother Frederick Hazeltine, her husband, an infant son, parents-in-law, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her children; Frederick (Freda) Shaudys of New Zealand, Helen Shaudys of Duvall, Washington, granddaughter Piper Shaudys of Monroe, Washington, a sister-in-law Margaret (Peggy) Hazeltine, two nephews Tom and Brad and many cousins. As well as a special neighbor Robert Knieriem, special caregiver Kathy Brunk and many others who took wonderful care of her.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., at the South Bend Methodist Church.

Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond, Washington. You may visit to leave condolences for the family.