Jean Steinhaus, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Sept. 6, 2019 at the age of 95.
Jean was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, the oldest of three children. She enjoyed playing tennis and ice skating as a child in Hancock, Maryland.
After graduating from Miami University in Ohio, she worked as a social worker in Baltimore, Maryland. She married her beloved husband, David W. Steinhaus, Jan. 1, 1949. After Dave finished his graduate degree in Baltimore, they made the big move out west to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1952, where he started working at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Jean took on the role of homemaker and along with Dave, raised four sons. Jean and Dave were outdoor enthusiasts, hauling the kids around on numerous station wagon adventures and camping trips throughout the southwestern U.S., and valued vacations with extended family members at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. Jean was also an avid bridge player and knitter. Jean and Dave moved to Albuquerque in 1983, embarking on many Elderhostel trips domestically and internationally.
They moved to The Woodmark, a senior lifestyle community, in 2013. Dave passed away in July, 2014. Jean is survived by her sons, Eric (and wife Connie of Parker, Colorado and granddaughters Mara and Sarika), Kurt (and wife Jo Beth of Los Alamos, New Mexico and granddaughter Valerie and grandson Kent), Bruce (and wife Laurie of Flagstaff, Arizona and granddaughters Kelly and Rosie, and great-grandsons Tyler and Luke), and Karl of Albuquerque.
Jean was preceded in death by her brother Bob Carryer and sister Marjorie Carter.
A semi-private celebration of life ceremony is planned. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Special Olympics of New Mexico, 6600 Palomas NE, Suite 207, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 (www.sonm.org (505).856.0342).