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Jean Beverly Britt

March 8, 1924 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 96)


Jean Beverly Britt went to be with the Lord on September 30th, 2020 at the age of 96.  She was born March 8, 1924 in Rochester, New York to William and Ruth Danskin.  She started school in Canada because her dad was able to find work during the depression.  Jean attended elementary school in Rochester, New York, Jr. High in New Jersey.  It is unknown to her when her dad joined the army. They lived on the army base there, and rode to school in town in an open-end Army truck during the really cold winter.  She graduated from High School in Plattsburg, New York in 1942.  When her dad, Captain Danskin, was transferred to Camp Maxey, Texas, in the summer of 1942, the family moved to Hugo. Jean was a member of the Clayton Avenue Baptist church.


She married Goran Campbell of Hugo, in May of 1943, which ended in divorce, and they had one son, Ronald Lee Campbell.  She married Jack Britt in 1947 in Rochester, New York while visiting her parents. Two sons were born from that union, Alan and Ricky Britt.


Jean Britt went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator in the Hugo office in 1943.  This office closed a few months before she could retire, so she transferred to Hurst, Texas as a "Directory Assistant" operator.  She lived in Hurst with her son, Ronnie Campbell and family until she took early retirement in April of 1979.  She always enjoyed her work as a "Long Distance" operator, in Hugo.


After retirement she traveled with friends.  Jean discovered the new Hugo skating rink, and spent many weekends there, often as floor guard, and playing the music, until the rink was closed and sold.  She then enjoyed the rink at Paris, TX for some months.


Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; sister, Joyce of Rochester, NY; brother, Bob of New York City; daughter-in-law, Paula; mother and father-in-law, Bessie and Bascum Britt.


Jean is survived by her sons, Ronnie Campbell and wife, Kim of Fort Worth, Alan Britt and Ricky Britt both of Hugo; 8 grandchildren including  Ricky's son, Cody and 16 great-grandchildren.


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