Jeanne R. Eads, 77

Homemaker, camper

April 06, 2007

Jeanne R. Eads, a homemaker and camper, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Rodgers Forge resident was 77.

The former Jeanne Rogers Krauk was born in Baltimore and raised on Beech Avenue. She was a 1947 graduate of Eastern High School and earned an associate's degree from what is now Towson University in 1949.

Mrs. Eads was also a graduate of the Bard Avon School, a Baltimore secretarial school. She worked as a secretary in the treasurer's office at the Johns Hopkins University from 1951 to 1956.

She was married in 1954 to Robert G.C. Eads, who later became a Baltimore County public school educator and administrator.

Mrs. Eads enjoyed sewing and made many of her daughters' clothes as well as drapes and curtains for her Brandon Road home, where she had lived since 1954.

In 1965, she and her husband and their three daughters began their first camping experience.

They loaded up their station wagon and pop-up camper and set out on a six-week camping odyssey that took them throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

They visited all 48 contiguous states and went as far north as Point Barrow, Alaska, and as far south as Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mrs. Eads volunteered in the treasurer's office at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where she was a communicant.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of her church, 5703 N. Charles St.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Eads is survived by three daughters, Carol Ann E. Schexnayder of Arbutus, Deborah Rogers E. Greene of Anchorage, Alaska, and Pamela Collison E. Vecella of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

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