1915 - 2009
As a much loved and cherished only child, Jeanne said she lived a very sheltered life, being brought up in Morrinsville, but she was always taught to share what she had.
Jeanne was married to John Barker, who died of cancer. She later married Major Bill Round.
Jeanne was not in paid employment as a young woman, however she later developed a satisfying career working for the Tauranga Hospital Board, and subsequently for private medical practices. She joined the Tauranga Lyceum Club in 1952, and was a founding member of the Tauranga branch of the English Speakers Union. She remembered those times, and the people she met through her career, very fondly. She was always immaculately dressed and loved to wear a hat.
“I’ve been blessed by my parents; I’ve been blessed by this land. I’ve been blessed by the people I know, and by those I don’t know. I’ve had a wonderful life, and I just want to make other people’s lives a bit happier if I can.”
Annual distributions from Jean’s fund support Waipuna Hospice, and organisations assisting young people with health or educational needs.