Piper, Jean Quick

Piper, Jean Quick

Jean Elizabeth Quick Piper passed to her eternal heavenly home Friday, October 28, 2016 in Mesa AZ at age 92. She was born February 12, 1924 in Princeton IL to Alta and Harry Quick and grew up in Tiskilwa IL. Jean majored in music at Northwestern University, where she became a devoted Kappa Delta sister. At age 10 she was handed a clarinet, and shared her music and knowledge for 82 years. Hundreds of students were taught private clarinet lessons by Jean, and she was the principal clarinetist with the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra in La Grange IL for over 40 years. Jean was a member of the Western Springs Music Club for 65 years, and at age 90, she played selections for its members. She offered her musical talents at her churches, including the First Presbyterian Church of La Grange IL and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Gold Canyon AZ. After living for more than 50 years in La Grange, she and her husband moved to Gold Canyon where Jean was active in many community groups at MountainBrook Village. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, cooking family meals, and spending summer weeks at their cottage at Palisades Park in Michigan. Jean is predeceased by her brother Robert Quick and sister Marie Longman. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bradley; son Stuart Piper of Alexandria VA; daughters Lynn Haywood of San Antonio TX and Judy Schmitt of West Hartford CT; their husbands J. William Haywood and Terry Schmitt; grandchildren Brett and Piper Haywood and Alexis, Dana and Jeremy Schmitt; nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean’s memorial service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 3 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 5301 S Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon AZ. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or a favorite charity in Jean Quick Piper’s name.

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2 responses to Piper, Jean Quick

  1. We are so sorry for your loss, Brad, Stuart, Lynn, Judy and your families. Jean was so amazing in her talent and accomplishments (including raising 3 great adults). You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I wanted to reach out to family and friends during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, meditating on God’s promises found in the Bible, can help you to find real hope and the strength to keep going.  I have found the scripture at Revelation 21:4 to be especially comforting where it promises that soon God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more…” May God comfort you and give you peace in the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

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