August 19, 1924
April 15, 2013
Jean Carle passed away April 15, 2013.
She was born Jean Nanette Van Slooten on August 19, 1924, the only child of Agnes Burk and Wick Van Slooten. She spent her childhood in the Simi Valley of California in the company of her cousins.
She attended art school, but helped in the World War II effort. She joined the Navy WAVs, and served as a mapmaker in Washington, DC, helping with a plan for the Pacific actions in 1944.
She worked in Los Angeles for an advertising company and later as the bookkeeper and advertising contact for a large dairy in Chatsworth, CA.
Carle retired to Salado in 1993 to be near her cousin, Susan Stockton, She helped to found the Humane Society of Salado and dedicated her time to helping find homes for hundreds of neglected and abandoned animals.
Jean’s cousins include Sally Bateman, Bill Burk, Joann Jensen, and Randy Hayes in California, Cary Hayes of Salado, and John Stockton, III of Michigan.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Salado Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the SPCA of Bell County, the City of Temple Animal Shelter. or the animal protection agency of your choice.