Jean Marie Mudgett Badavinac

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  • Name: Jean Marie Badavinac (Mudgett)
  • Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 5, 1931
  • Date of Death: September 4, 2018 (86 years old)
  • Parents: Thomas and Emma Mudgett
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    Jean spent four years in the United States Navy on the East Coast.

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    Jean was the youngest of six children.

    While on leave in Minnesota, Jean met her future husband, Rolly Badavinac, and they were married for sixty-four years. They resided in Centralia, Washington for forty-five years with their four children.

    Jean was an original member of an all-women's American Legion Post in Hibbing, Minnesota, then became Post Commander of the American Legion Post #17 for two years, and was elected 10th District Commander in Centralia, Washington. Jean worked for school districts in Vancouver and Centralia, Washington.

    Jean is survived by her husband, Rolly; daughters, Connie (Spencer) Davis, Cheryl (Laurence) Boehm; son, Scott (Geri); five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    She is preceded in death by per parents; siblings, Audrey, Stanley, Albert, Ruth, and Emmett; and daughter, Kim.

    Jean passed away peacefully at home in Centralia, Washington under hospice care.

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