Jean Priest Sax


Jean of Sun City West, AZ, died of natural causes on April 16, 2020. Born in 1931 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Frederick Priest and Dorothy Ames, she was a devoted wife to Warren K. Sax for over 62 years.

Jean was happiest when surrounded by those whom she loved most: her children Cynthia (Jon Thom) Sax, Kenneth (Cathy) Sax, and Pamela Sax; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by them all and by many others whose lives she touched.

Growing up and marrying in New York, Jean expanded her horizons during the next 40 years making eight corporate moves as Warren’s career relocated the family to multiple states. Wherever they went, Jean made a warm home for her family and built a large network of friends.

A lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, Jean demonstrated her faith through active service and leadership in many church groups, most recently at Church of the Advent in Sun City West, AZ, including the Episcopal Church Women, Daughters of the King, Altar Guild, and Bereavement Ministry. In addition, she was a lifelong seamstress, enjoyed needlework, crafting, serving as a hostess, and spending time on the beach.

Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at