Jean Tanner Edwards ’45

Jean Tanner Edwards ’45, of Providence; Sept. 13. She served in the U.S. Navy Women’s Reserve, married, and obtained a graduate degree at Harvard prior to settling in Rhode Island. In 1970 she earned a library degree from URI while raising her family and working at the Lincoln School in Providence. She retired from Lincoln School in 1989 as head librarian. She served on committees at Central Congregational Church in Providence, was president of the R.I. Conference United Church of Christ, and was chairman of the board of Camp Street Ministries. She enjoyed singing, reading, knitting, and sailing. Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including William Edwards ’76; two daughters-in-law; three grandchildren, including Martha K. Edwards ’18; a great-grandchild; and a sister.


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