Mary Jean Southern

Obituary of Mary Jean Southern

Mary Jean Southern, age 86, passed away on January 7, 2018. She was born in Tacoma on November 24, 1931, graduating first from Stadium High School and then later from University of Puget Sound in 1953. She attended Thunderbird University, working toward her MBA.

Mary Jean was married to Kenneth Southern and celebrated 60 years of marriage this past summer. MJ was active in PEO for many years, supporting women's education initiatives. She was a member of University Place Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ken, their two sons, Scott (Susan) and Mark (Jill, and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at University Place Presbyterian Church on January 11, 2018.

Family requests that remembrances be made through donation to University of Puget Sound - Wasson Scholarship, 1500 North Warner Street, CMB#1063, Tacoma, WA 98416 or