Obituary: Jean Hanks Baumgarten
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Obituary: Jean Hanks Baumgarten

Jean Hanks Baumgarten, 94, passed away Feb. 14, 2020, in Atlanta.

Jean Hanks Baumgarten, 94, passed away Feb. 14, 2020, in Atlanta. She was born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area but moved to Atlanta with her husband and children in 1953.

When younger, Jean was an active member of The Temple and a business owner who traveled the world with her husband, the late Hans J. Baumgarten. They were married almost 70 years. Jean was the beloved matriarch of our family, devoting her life to us. She will be missed immeasurably.

She is survived by five children, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other loving family members: Daughters Susan (Don) McCarter, Ellen (Sam) Waldman, Nancy B Butler, and Kathy (Jim) Scheer; son David (Kwiyoung) Baumgarten; grandchildren Elisa Waldman of Charlotte, N.C., Andrea Waldman, Adam Bloom, Emily Scheer, Drew Scheer and Zion Baumgarten of Atlanta, Amanda Weissman of Asheville, N.C., and Allison Scheer Martin of Jerusalem; great-grandchildren Michael and Tristan Scheer, Orah Arnold-Waldman, Bo and Hanna Jean Allison, Dovid, Ephraim and Shmuel Martin, Emma Bloom, Avi and Reyna Weissman.

She is also survived by sister-in-law Doris Baumgarten of Aiken, S.C.; nieces Linda Baumgarten of Atlanta, Ann Traylor of Charlotte, N.C., and Sharon Mills of Raleigh, N.C.; nephew Stephen Hanks of New York, N.Y., and cousins Marion and Heather Adams of Greensboro, N.C., Ryan Adams of Athens, Ga., and Ken Prager of Atlanta.

Graveside services were Feb. 17, 2020 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the youth scholarship fund at The Temple, where the family were lifelong members, or any charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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