Jean Atkins Allison Puckett
Jean Atkins Allison Puckett was born in Cottage Grove, Ore., on October 21, 1913, the daughter of Sylvanis Allison and Fay Atkins Allison. She received a bachelor of Science
degree at Oregon State University in home economics, and began teaching in Keno, Ore., during the Great Depression. While in Keno, she met Oliver Kent Puckett, known as O.K. Puckett, and they were married on June 13, 1937. They moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., where she managed her
husband's gun store and his log towing operation while he was in the Army during World War II. She later taught home economics at Klamath Union High School.
Jean enjoyed a very active life. She has been a member of the City Library Board, Klamath Falls Hospice, PEO, AAUW,
Klamath County Retired Educators, Zuleima Nile Club, and Friends of Collier State Park, for whom she was treasurer. Jean was also an avid bridge player and loved to travel. She lived in Klamath Falls, Ore., until 2002, when an illness prompted a move to Medford, Ore., to be closer to her son and his
family. She resided at Waterford (now Avamere) Assisted
Living, until her death on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at the age of 97.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband in 1974, and her sister, Alice Turner. She is survived by her son, Kent Puckett; grandson, Jeffrey; and three great-grandchildren, Amy,
Joshua and Ashley.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 601 Pine Street, Klamath Falls, Ore., at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, January 14, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family is
asking that donations be made to Friends of Collier Park, c/o Collier Memorial State Park, 46000 Hwy. 97 N., Chiloquin, OR 97624.