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Imogene "Jean" "Jeannie" Nelson Poole
Purchasing Department, Rohr Riverside, 30 years


Imogene Nelson was born on January 14, 1924 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. On April 6th, 1947, she and Bob Poole were married in Yuma, Arizona by the Justice of the Peace. They met at Rohr and dated for three months and then broke up. When he came home from the Army on furlough they started dating again. In 1958 their son David was born.

Jean enjoyed traveling, camping and reading. She and Bob retired and moved to San Jacinto before she passed away April 16, 1999 in  Riverside County, California from cancer. She was 75. She is buried next to her husband Bob Poole in Riverside, California.

Jean worked at Rohr in the Purchasing Department as an Office Clerk for 30 years. She was a member of the Arlington Church of Christ in Riverside and the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Riverside.

She is mentioned twice in the February 1956 issue of The AeROHRcrafter. In the Purchasing section on page 34 under Riverside Plant News the reporter wrote "Harry Reppeto and Jean Poole have a nice, cozy office adjacent to Receiving Department . . ." And on page 36 in the Material Control Section the reporter wrote "The Kardex Office gang enjoy having Jean Poole and Harry Reppeto of Purchasing share their office . . ."

Bob and Jean are mentioned again in the August 1956 issue of The AeROHRcrafter. "Jean Poole and her husband, Bob, enjoy horseback riding on Sundays. They trek down to Nuevo for a ride in the hills... (p. 37).

Source: Rohr News, Mid November 1982.

The AeROHRcrafter, August 1956, p. 37
The AeROHRcrafter, February 1956

Interview with Bob Poole
Press Enterprise obituary April 1999 accessed May 22, 2007

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