Former Northfield School Board member Jean Boardman died of cancer yesterday morning, less than a day after a memorial to her husband Shelby Boardman was dedicated at Carleton. (Shelby died suddenly of a heart attack in January of 2007.) Jean, friends and family had been planning the memorial and dedication ceremony for many months and her cancer had been in remission up until three weeks ago, according to a family friend I spoke with this afternoon.
Jean was a member of the First United Congregational Church (First UCC). I was told that there will be an announcement of a memorial service soon, but that the service will likely occur in a few weeks as family and friends had all just traveled to be here last weekend for the memorial dedication. (I took photos of Shelby’s memorial site earlier this afternoon and will post them tomorrow.)
My apologies for the tiny photo of Jean. If anyone has or knows of a better one, please contact me.