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Jeanne Zimmerman Kuich Dies at 73

Jeanne Zimmerman Kuich, who was known as Jeannie to her many friends on St. Thomas, died on June 9. She was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Louisiana and then lived from the time she was two in Houston, Texas. She left for college in 1954. A graduate of Colorado University in 1958, she married Mike Kuich in Houston on Aug. 20, 1959. Jeannie and Mike moved to St. Thomas in 1967 where they went into the charter business. With Michael she co-owned five different sail boats ranging in size from the 50-foot Stargazer to the 84-foot Queen of Sheba. An avid sailor, Jeannie sailed the islands from Grenada to St. Thomas many times. With Mike she sailed to Bermuda five times, New England twice, Nova Scotia twice, with one trip to Norway and all the points in between.

In 1982, she ventured on a two-year sail around the world.
Jeannie is the author of the astronomy book, “Soap Operas of the Sky.” She contributed many articles on sailing and astronomy to such publications as Cruising World, All At Sea and Compass plus she wrote the regular feature “Sky Lights” for the VI Daily News.
She is survived by her husband Michael Kuich, her stepsister Sarah in Houston and her many friends on St. Thomas, the BVI and abroad. Jeannie was an active member of the Audubon Society and EAST.
A service celebrating her life will be held at Latitude 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. There will be a cash bar. Please bring hors d’oeuvres.
In lieu of contributions, please give to the Humane Society of St. Thomas (775-0599) in her name.
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