She was a former educator who taught at the University of Arizona, Scripps College, and was head of the Speech Department at Davidson College.
Jean was active in numerous professional organizations, coached national forensic tournaments, and was an ardent adventurer to far corners of the world; Africa, Alaska, China, Russia. Jean retired in October 1986 and returned to Tucson to be very involved with the University of Arizona and other community activities. Mrs. Cornell is survived by her godson, Dr. Tyler Kent of Tucson.
Arrangements by U OF A ANATOMICAL PROGRAM.