Jean Bryer Travis passed away July 28, 2004. She was 79.
Jean was born June 18, 1925, in Boston. She graduated from the Mary A. Burnham School in 1941 and from Vassar College in 1945. She earned a master's degree in education from Northeastern University in 1968.
Jean worked at the Florence Crittenton League, where she was responsible for placing more than 400 Columbian, Korean, Vietnamese and Indian children up for adoption to Massachusetts families. She wrote the book "It's Neat to be Adopted."
From 1985 to 1999, Jean lived in West Barnstable, Mass., where she operated a private psychotherapy practice for children.
Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was committed to her family and to children in need.
Jean is survived by her three children, Debra Prudden of Andover, Mass., and Dana and Dale Miquelle, of Bozeman, Mont.; a niece, Nancy B. Smith of Steamboat Springs; nine grandchildren and a great-niece, Lindsey Smith.
A funeral service was held Aug. 2, 2004, in West Barnstable, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.