Jean was born in Newark NJ, in 1923, daughter of Raymond Paul White, and Katherine (Farrell) White and sister of Raymond Paul White Jr. She grew up in Totowa Boro NJ, loved ballet, and played the piano at her eighth-grade graduation. She attended St Bonaventure HS where she enjoyed playing basketball. During her senior year, she attended Passaic Valley HS, where she was a member of the first graduating class.
After graduating from the Newark City Hospital School of Nursing, Jean joined the Army Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant during WWII. During her service, she was stationed at Camp Lewis, Tacoma Washington, and then Heidelberg Germany, dedicating that time to caring for sick and wounded servicemen and servicewomen.
After the war, Jean continued caregiving as a visiting nurse and a camp nurse.
In June of 1950, Jean married the love of her life, Edwin Moen, from Little Falls, New Jersey, and began a family of four children. In 1957 they built their forever home in Fayson Lakes NJ where she and Ed raised their family. She was highly involved in the community as a cub scout leader, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and as a voting registrar to name a few. She had a great many dear friends and enjoyed time at Fayson Lakes beach, her bowling league, and her bridge club. Most mornings began with a cup of coffee and her crossword puzzles. Jean would often be seen walking the neighborhood with her beloved dog Goldie.
Jean was a member of Our Lady of the Magnificat Catholic Church. Everyone remembers Jean as a sweet, kind, loving, and thoughtful woman, with an easy laugh. She never had a bad word to say about anybody and seemed to elevate everyone’s mood with her love and encouragement. She was dearly loved by Ed who preceded her in death and by her children, Barbara, (deceased) Nancy Moen, Lorri Moen Hudak (Ken), and Jim Moen, and her grandchildren Katie, Dan, Meggie, Sarah, Chris and, Lisa. As the matriarch of her family, she will be missed by her children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Our Lady of the Magnificat at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 30, 2022.
In Lieu of flowers, a donation in her honor can be sent to St Labre Indian School in Montana, a school that was dear to her heart. stlabre.org