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Jean Herriott Gilbreth

POSTED: April 8, 2009 4:00 a.m.

Jean Herriott Gilbreth, 86, of Cumming, died Sunday, March 29, 2009.

  

She was born in Rochester, N.Y., grew up in Rockville Center, N.Y. and graduated from Oberlin College in 1944. She was among the first group of women auditors hired by Price Waterhouse, for whom she worked for two years in New York City.

  

She was an avid gardener and quilter and she greatly enjoyed classical music.

  

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Joseph Gilbreth of Cumming; children, Bradford Metzler of Minneapolis, Minn., Beverly Metzler Tifft of Lancaster, Penn., Craig Metzler of Moraga, Calif., Barbara Gilbreth of Charlotte, N.C., Catherine Gilbreth of Cumming, Caroline Gilbreth Holley of Dawsonville; sister, Elizabeth Herriott of Canandaigua, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Karis Herriott (widow of brother, Donald Herriott); 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; various other relatives also survive.

  

Funeral services were 2 p.m Wednesday, April 1 at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Deckard officiating.

  

Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

  

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.

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