Jean Louise Flynn
1932 - 2011
Jean Louise McAfee Flynn, 78, died March 25, 2011 in Payson.
She was born Aug. 11, 1932 in New Haven, Conn. to Charles MacKenzie McAfee and Cornelia A. Tuttle.
In 1955, she married James William Flynn in Norfolk, Va. while they both were serving in the U.S. Marines Corps. After their discharges from the service, Jim and Jean moved to San Diego, Calif. where Jim was employed with J.C. Penney’s in the window display department. They had four children before moving to Tempe, where Jim continued employment with J.C. Penney’s. They had two more children and raised all six children in the St. Daniel’s parish in Scottsdale. Jim started his own company —Independent Displays — creating window and event decorations until he retired.
Mrs. Flynn was a registered nurse at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborn for many years before moving to Kansas to work in risk management. She returned to Arizona to work as the risk manager at Mesa Lutheran Hospital. She retired in 1997 and moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. to care for her father and younger sister. She finally settled in Pine in 2005.
Mrs. Flynn is survived by three sons, Marc (Suwan) Flynn, Chris Flynn and Jay (Debbie) Flynn; three daughters. Elizabeth Flynn (Brisson), Cathie (Ron) Dobbs, Meg Flynn (Heinz); grandchildren, Heather Flynn, Adam Flynn, Dano (Sara) McArdle, Erin McArdle (Brad) Bates, Ian Schell, Kirsten Schell and Chandler Flynn; sister, Judy (Malcolm) Kroll of Milford, Conn.; sister-in-law, Betty Jane Webb of Phoenix; and her dog, Debbie.
She was predeceased by her ex-husband, James Flynn, parents, Charles and Cornelia McAfee, stepmother, Ann McAfee, sister, Joan Sarkey; brother-in-law, Danny Sarkey; niece, Susan Colescott; nephew, George Colescott; brother-in-law, Jim Webb; and son-in-law, Ken Schell Jr.
There will be a mass at 10 a.m., Saturday April 2 at St. Daniel the Prophet, 1030 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. Family and friends are invited to gather after mass at the home of Meg and Heinz in Scottsdale around noon for a cocktail and some laughs. Call Meg for directions (480) 947-5957.