Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jean Conklin (1926-2010)

Dwight Hall and Chapel, Yale

Jean Mieko (Morisuye) Conklin, 83, Masters in Biology and Social Anthropologist, of New Haven, CT, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2010.

A Memorial Service will be held today at Yale University, at Dwight Hall, at 3 pm.

Jean authored a book, An Ifugao Notebook, about her experiences with her husband, Hal, and their two children, in the Central Luzon rice farming region of the Philippines. Dr. Harold Conklin is Professor Emeritus in Yale's Anthropology Dept., a former Head of same, and is also Curator Emeritus of Yale's Peabody Museum.

Hal will be in attendance with their sons Bruce and Mark Conklin, family and friends, including me and 2 of my 4.

I knew Jean personally. She was a wonderful human being. She was utterly devoted to her husband, his career, and their children. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

Rest in peace, Jean of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and Yale.

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