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Jeanne Howard, who died Sept. 9.

Jeanne Howard, a resident of Berkeley for over 70 years, died on September 9 in Oakland.

A graduate of Berkeley High, Jeanne subsequently earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley. She taught in Alameda County elementary schools for a number of years and, upon retirement, was an active volunteer in numerous community organizations, including Los Amigos de Codornices Park and Berkeley’s Humane Commission.

An avid hiker, she could be found on most days along the trails of Tilden and other local parks.

Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Jones of Berkeley, and son, Tino Plank of Santa Rosa.

Donations in her name can be made to the Mountain Lion Foundation or the World Wildlife Fund.

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