April 27, 1939 – June 24, 2020
LaRetta Jean Daniell “Mean Jean the Mortgage Machine” Came into this world on April 27, 1939 in Baytown, TX. She took her last breath on June 24, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO.
She was the first born of 3 children to Melvin J. and Vivian Wall. Survived by her 3 children (son) Jeffrey & Stephanie Taylor, (son) Timothy & Gail Taylor, (daughter) RaBecca & Dustin Taylor-Mercil. Grandchildren Chrissy, Cara, Thaddeus, KaTerra, Lyric & Derrick. 9 Great Grandchildren & 1 Great-Great Grandson.
Jean was a strong independent woman who lived life on her own terms. Never taking “No” for an answer and never backing down from challenges thrown her way. She believed that hard work strengthened character and led by example in her own life. Graduating from East High School in Wichita, KS achieved a bachelor’s degree from El Centro College in Dallas, TX. She became a Realtor and within 2 years opened her own business with 3 locations. In the early 80’s she became the first female Vice President of Colorado National Bank. She went into mortgage loans opening several loan departments for major banks.
She had limitless energy, when she wasn’t working, she enjoyed reading, gardening, collecting & estate sales. You could always find her humming and swaying to a melody in her mind. Her love for her children and grandchildren was unconditional. She taught us to stand strong, keep our heads held high, to live passionately and love intensely. She was the true Matriarch of our family and we will cherish all the beautiful moments we shared with her
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July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020
When I think of Grandma Jean, I think of her strong sense of individuality. Always unapologetic for who she is and what she believed in. As I grow older, I find I am like Grandma Jean in many ways. I appreciate the ideas she introduced me to and the many memories I have of her. She will always be remembered and loved.