Jean G. Schuster

1923 – 2018

Many of our Gann Society members allow us to recognize them, but there are some visionary folks who slip away before we have the opportunity to thank them directly. Jean Schuster is one of those generous souls, whose bequest to the San Juan Preservation Trust became known to us only recently from the attorney for her estate. What we know about Jean is limited to her obituary and from friends – she was born and raised in China. She was accepted to Radcliffe at the age of 15. She was as a social worker in New York City and Detroit, where she met her husband John. She was extremely well-read, articulate, and very kind. She made Lopez Island her home for 40+ years, and clearly she must have loved the San Juan Islands, because she left a portion of her estate to help protect them. Jean, thank you!