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Jean Alice Waterman

Jean Alice Waterman

Jean Alice Waterman age 84 of Grand Forks, ND passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Jean was born to the late Colonel John Wade and Margaret Elizabeth (Rogers) McCormick in Columbus, OH on December 31, 1929. She graduated from Annapolis High School in Maryland and then attended and graduated from the Maryland Institute of Fine Art. After graduation she worked as a technical illustrator for the United States Navy Mine Defense Lab in Panama City. In 1955 she met 1st Lieutenant Ralph Waterman at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City and on June 12, 1956 they were married. Their first son Mark was born exactly 9 months to the day of their wedding, followed eventually by sons David, and Chris. Jean, Ralph and their boys lived on various air bases throughout the United States and abroad. In 1971 they moved to Grand Forks, ND where she worked briefly at Mandels clothing store as a graphic designer, and later as a radio dispatcher for the Grand Forks Police Department. She also graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Graphic Design. In 1977 she moved back to Annapolis, MD to care for her mother until her death, and then returned to Grand Forks in 2007 to live with her son David, and his family.

Jean is survived by her children, Mark Waterman of Jersey City, NJ; David (Jeanne) Waterman of Grand Forks, ND; and Chris (Vicki) Waterman of Indianapolis, IN; 8 grandchildren, and siblings Wade McCormick of Seattle, WA and Betty (William) Warlick of Annapolis, MD. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, sister Pat Kelly and infant daughter Karen Waterman.

Sharing of Memories: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm at Calvary Community Church, Grand Forks, ND

Visitation: Friday, January 31, 2014 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Calvary Community Church, Grand Forks, ND

Funeral Service: Friday, January 31, 2014 5:00pm at Calvary Community Church 1917 S. Washington St. Grand Forks, ND 58201

Interment: Lorraine Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD ~ February 22, 2014

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Arrangements by: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, MN