(December 8, 1922 - June 1, 2015)
Jean Ritchie, truly a voice of America, has been called home.
Through the magic of the internet, we may hear Jean Ritchie again and again:
A memorial gathering for Jean was held on Sunday (June 7, 2015) from 2-5 PM local time at
Davis and Powell Funeral Home, 616 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Appalachian Voices,
171 Grand Boulevard, Boone, NC 28607
Donations to Appalachian Voices may also be made online!
Pete Seeger and Jean Ritchie singin' on the porch in times gone by!
There are many YouTube videos of both Pete Seeger and Jean Ritchie. Give a listen sometime!
How very rich they made all of our lives, whether we know it or not.
Rest in peace, dear Jean and Pete! We are better because you lived and gave us your music!
Pick away in that Angel Band!