December 5, 1918 - February 2, 2017
Well, the triking Great- Grandma has ridden into the sunset. Jean Quincy, 98, a familiar sight to many cyclists on the Tallahassee-St. Marks State Trail, passed away peacefully at her Wakulla County home on February 2 , 2017. Jean was born December 5, 1918, in a log cabin built by her grand-parents, who were covered- wagon pioneers in McClurg, Missouri. Her parents, Claudia Adams and Bryan Wright, eloped from the area's School of the Ozarks. Jean's family moved to Miami in 1924, and she graduated with honors from Miami High School. She studied at Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, and earned a BS in education at Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone, NC. She later returned to FSU to earn her MS in Library Science . She was a Coca-Cola girl at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City, and while in New York, met and married her beloved, Harold Quincy. They had over 48 happy years together, and two children, Peter and Lynn. Jean taught for ten years and was a school librarian in Miami for over 23 years. While in the Miami-Dade County school system, Jean and Harold used every summer to travel and bird the wild places. Jean visited all continents, including Antarctica, plus 67 countries and fascinating islands - Easter Island, Galapagos, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Falklands, Puerto Rico, Panama's Smithsonian Station, as well as Belize's Caribbean Cay research island. During these travels, Jean was able to observe over 3,125 species of birds. Jean is survived by her son Peter Quincy (Debbie), her daughter Lynn Reynolds, (Harry Hooper), grand-daughter Amy Quincy and Amy's mother Suzanne, grand-daughter Greylynne Segura (Fernando), and her adored great-grandson, Justin. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to: Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 368, St. Marks, FL 32355, or Tropical Audubon Society, 5530 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143.
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