Ross Hollywood Chapel

4733 Ne Thompson St, Portland, OR


Jean Dobbyn

December 22, 1926October 2, 2019

Jean Dobbyn, age 92, of Portland, Oregon passed away on Wednesday October 2, 2019. Jean was born December 22, 1926 in Fallon Montana to Edgar and Elizabeth Amo.

Jean attended high school in Silverton Oregon. When she was almost 17 she started nursing school at Good Samaritan where her long career in the medical field began. After a short time working in the hospital, Jean quickly realized her passion was in the OBGYN field. Having spent 60 years in the nursing field, she worked alongside many well-known doctors, Dr. Bubalo and later with Dr. Zuelkie. She also worked at the Portland Women’s Clinic. Jeans passion was her work, she enjoyed what she did all the way up to the end when she retired at the age of 80.

On November 9, 1946 Jean married Harlan S. Dobbyn. The two met when Harlan was in the hospital for a serious infection in his hand, Jean was his nurse and Harlan asked her if he could kiss her, the two knew that they would one day marry.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Harlan S. Dobbyn. Survived by daughter, Gail Dobbyn (Dr. Zayan Kanjo); son, Gary Dobbyn; grandchild, Kareen Kanjo (Joel Aguiar).


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Jean Dobbyn

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