Jean was born the 2nd day of January 1937, in Taft, California. She graduated from Taft High School and Taft Junior College. Jean entered into rest on February 21, 2013, after a lengthy battle with Lymphoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dalton and Mae Owen, and sons, Stephen and Kraig Kooken. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Marvin Kooken, and their daughter, Kathleen Eviston. She is also survived by her five grandsons, Eric, Sean, Adam, Austin and Aaron and 7 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Elijah, Joshua, Halle, Blake, Travis and Evelyn and her brother, Robert Owen. Jean was a navy wife of 24 years and traveled the world with her husband and children. She also worked for the U.S. Government Service and had progressed to a GS13 when she and Marvin retired to Hayward. A private memorial service was held by her family on February 24, 2013. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.