Jean Carlough Eschenfelder was born in 1928 on a farm in Northern New Jersey, growing up in Maywood Township. She attended New Jersey College for Women (NJC) from 1945 until 1949, majoring in music. After her undergraduate years, she lived and worked in the Rutgers area while her husband, a Rutgers graduate, attended graduate school. Her and her family lived in various areas across the East Coast until she moved to California, where she lived and was involved with local organizations.
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