Strate Funeral Home


Jean S McCool

July 13, 1933April 3, 2021

Jean S McCool (87) passed away surrounded by her loving family Saturday morning, April 3, 2021 at her son’s Grand Coulee, Washington home. Born Thursday, July 13, 1933 in San Diego, California to Henry & Lucille Aldridge - Jean married Robert Allen McCool in 1974, to whom she was married for 27 years. They moved to Washington State in 1984. Jean was known as “Mean Jean” to the regulars at Joe’s Place in Bucoda where she loved tending bar for over 20 years until she was 80 years of age. Jean was an active member at VFW Post #5878, American Legion Post #69, Moose Lodge and Eagles #564. All who knew Jean, quickly found that she lived her life to music…”Classic Country” to be exact. Jean loved horses, dogs, enjoyed dancing, listening to music and truly embraced her friendships. She was most grateful for her family whom she loved dearly. If you were lucky enough to have had the chance to sit a spell with Jean you knew she would always be straight to the point and most likely make you laugh. Predeceased by her beloved husband: Robert Allen McCool in 2001; daughter: Paula Mapps, 3 sisters and both of her parents; Jean’s legacy lives on through her children: Cheryl Mills, Rhonda Tabisz, Tracy Hensley and Dannie Mansker, her sister Adeline Stratton, 9 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Saturday May15th, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Joe’s Place, 118 S Main St, Bucoda, WA 98530 Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is assisting the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for Jean’s family.


15 May

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Joe's Place

118 S. Main Street
Bucoda, WA 98530


Jean S McCool

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Pat Meeks

April 13, 2021

just can't she was hell on wheels lived life love animals miss her sing on jean

Brenda Brown

April 13, 2021

My heart goes out to all of u. Family, friends, & loved ones. I was proud to b Jeans Daughter-in-law for a few years, & I have so many shared treasured memories there after. She may have acquired her "Mean Jean" nickname, but she had a heart of gold & would do anything for those she loved. Miss u terribly & torever on my mind. ❤