Roehl, Jeanne Scott

Jeanne Scott Roehl

Services: Have been held.
Jeanne Scott Roehl, 89, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at her home.

She was born on July 15, 1915, in Clovis, to James Foster Scott and Fannie MacMillan Scott.

She skipped one grade in middle school and finished college in three years, receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico. At 18, she was a student teacher at Albuquerque High School. She was a violinist in the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra. She taught school in Roswell and then at Lew Wallace Elementary in Albuquerque. She married Joseph E. Roehl on Nov. 1, 1938. She sold advertising for the New Mexico Sentinel newspaper from 1938-40. She did post-graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin in 1943-44. She was a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the board of directors of the Rehabilitation Center of New Mexico, the Cerebral Palsy Day School and the Chaparral Girl Scout Council.

Family said she was fond of raising and training champion Cairn terriers, playing games and story-telling with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruth Scott Barton; a brother, Robert Scott; and her husband.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred Page of Clovis; her children, Jay, Jerry and Ginger DePalma; her grandchildren, Dan, John, KC, Matt, Ryan and Taylor; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy.

Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roehl Advocacy Scholarship at UNM Law School, the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by French Mortuary of Albuquerque.