Jeanne Thompson

September 29, 2021


Jeanne Johnson Thompson died peacefully on September 29, 2021 in West Hartford, CT after a long illness.  Born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 6th, 1949, she was the daughter of Robert Henry Johnson and Evelyn St. Clair Moreland, and devoted stepdaughter of Raymond F. Moreland of Pittsburgh. Jeanne attended the Ellis School, and graduated from the Kent School (Kent, CT) and Hollins College (Roanoke, VA). She was a proud member of the Athletic Hall of Fame at both Kent and Hollins because of her prowess in Field Hockey, and had been a competitive golfer in her youth. She served as a longtime aide to Sen. Richard P. Schweiker (R-PA) in the US Senate and throughout his tenure as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan.  Later in life, she followed her passion and received a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and worked professionally in Philadelphia and Boston. A lifelong friend has written, “Besides being a Beatles groupie, Jeanne was a star athlete, excellent writer, and talented artist with an exceptional eye who had yet to discover her full potential.  But above all, she was a kind thoughtful, loving and loyal friend with a tender heart who will be truly missed by all who loved her.” She loved flowers, digging in the dirt, fine art and antiques, and all the Golden Retrievers in her life. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, and stepfather, as well as by her loving sister, Judith Johnson Oliver of Sewickley.  She is survived by her brother, Robert St. Clair Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, and three nieces and one nephew.  A memorial observance will be held in the Temple of Memories (Moreland Chapel) at Allegheny Cemetery on Saturday September 17, 2022 at 10a.m. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (

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Memorial Service
September 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Allegheny Cemetery-Temple of Memories
4734 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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