WILCOX—Jean R. Wilcox, of Florence, passed away peacefully in her home Oct. 14, 2020, with Bob, Linda, Jesse and Jennifer by her side.
She was born in 1933 in Seattle, Wash., was raised in Yakima, Wash., and moved to Oregon in 1954 when she married Robert N. Wilcox Sr.
She weas preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her mother Mildred Hull; and brother Robert Anderson.
Jean moved to Florence, Ore., in 1969 to help her husband fulfill his dream of building a campground. Bob, Jean and their three children built and opened South Jetty Campground in 1970.
The family ran it for eight years.
When they sold the campground, they started a construction business which continued until Bob’s death in 2003.
Jean is survived by her children: Robert Wilcox Jr., Linda Wilcox and Kathy Wilcox, all of Florence; her grandchlldren: Jesse, Krista, John and Michael Wilcox; great-gandchildren: Constance, Benjamin and Jason Wilcox; and life-long friends: Kay Garrison of Florence, Rita Mills of Oregon City, Jan Albright of Minnesota, and her new best friend Jennifer Blanding (her amazing caregiver).
Private services will be held.
Please donate to Florence Food Share on her behalf.