, Salem, MA

March 14, 2013

Jean M. (Palm) Lundgren, 79

BOXFORD — Mrs. Jean Marion (Palm) Lundgren, 79, of Boxford, beloved wife of C. Richard Lundgren, died January 25, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late, Thurston Bertil Leopold and Olga Evelyn (Ahlquist) Palm. Raised and educated in Lynn, she was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1950. Jean also received her associate’s degree from North Shore Community College and life credits towards her bachelor’s degree and her Masters of Education from Cambridge College in January of 1988.

Mrs. Lundgren had been employed with the Lincoln Cooperative Bank in Lynn as secretary to the bank president, an at home mother, a Piano teacher, an Art columnist for the Family Network News, a teacher with the Children’s Art Workshop of Reading, and served as a teacher and Director of the Christ Church Parish Day school in Hamilton, until her retirement in 1997.

A longtime resident of Boxford, Jean was an active member of the Green Circle programs and with the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Program. Jean had a true love for travel. After two years of marriage, she and her husband took time off from work and traveled around the country for 9 1/2 months in a Volkswagen camper bus visiting many national parks and other sights. Upon return, they provided presentations and sold photographs from their travels, some of which were published in calendars. This love of nature continued with sailing and camping. Her love for children was expressed in both raising her own children and in her multiple teaching roles. She was an avid supporter of human rights, animal welfare, and nature charitable organizations.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, Jean is survived by a son, Scott Lundgren and his wife, Marya of Fairfax, Va.; and her daughter, Laurie Lundgren and her husband, Wilson Chow; her five grandchildren, Alison, Vernon, Rayna, Cora, Eric; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Joan Fulton.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her memorial service will be held in the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers, on March 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is private. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62,) Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Jean’s name to the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St. Danvers, MA 01923 or to OXFAM America 226 Causeway St. 5th Floor Boston, MA 02114. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit