Jean C. Toliver

jean toliver
Dr. Jean Coventry Smith Toliver, PhD, 86, departed life Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:40am at Avalon Memory Care. She was born to Georgia Ann and Walter Ramsey Smith in Redbird, Oklahoma on May 29, 1932. Her life celebration will be held on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 12 noon at Fairfax Memorial Park (graveside), located at 4401 Burke Station Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032.

Jean entered Nursing school in 1953 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital, School of Nursing. Where she earned Degree in Nursing in 1956. Jean continued on to earn a Master’s in Community/Public Health Nursing in the Spring of 1980 and her Doctorate from Catholic University of America in May of 1997. Jean’s career was in Academia. She was an Assistant Professor of Public Health Nursing. She taught at Howard University as well at Bowie State University. Jean retired from teaching in 2003.

Jean loved to travel with her husband Adolphus around the world exploring new and historical knowledge. Jean love to read and pass on her wealth of knowledge. She constantly encouraged family & others to be the best they could be through education. She loved the arts, painting, sewing, and cooking. Jean was a large supporter if the Smithsonian, WETA, and many other organizations, until her decline in health.

Jean was proceeded by her husband Adolphus and her parents, as well as 3 sisters & 3 brothers. Survivors include her sister, Naomi Blount of Kansas City, along with several in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, the many students she taught and her neighbors of over 40 years.

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare us for the grief we experience when we lose someone dear to our hearts.Your tears don’t go unnoticed. God has promised to wipe away our tears, as well as sickness, pain and death in the future. (Revelation 21:4)

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