|Jean Ellen Hartt was born October 19, 1922, in the Ballard section of Seattle, WA. Early in 1943, Jean became engaged to Don Denton who had been her supervisor at the Bremerton Navy Ship Yards. Later, Don joined the Army Air Corps. While training to be a "tail gunner" at Keesler Air Corps Base in Biloxi, Mississipi, Don broke his neck. He was being treated for his injuries in the Keesler Air Corps Base Hospital when they were married on November 25, 1943. They raised two sons: Don and Gary. Jean died of cancer on September 25, 1991. Don died of natural causes on December 1, 1996.