Obituary: Adel Jeran

Beloved mother, grandmother, decorated US Army veteran

Adel Jeran, a longtime resident of Claremont, died May 18 at the age of 85 after a brief illness.  

Adel was born in Upland on July 29, 1934 to parents Ilona Vereb Jeran and Daniel Jeran. She graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario in 1952, and in 1953 began working in the emergency room at Upland’s San Antonio Regional Hospital. She later attended cosmetology school and earned her license to practice cosmetology in California.  

She entered the Women’s Army Corps in 1953, serving during the Korean War. She completed a year of duty in Japan and earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Services Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. She was honorably discharged in 1955.

She married Hubert Butler in April 1957 and together they had three children: Karen, Kathryn and Kimberly. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in 1975 and worked as a licensed psychiatric technician at Lanterman Development Center in Pomona and later at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. She retired in 1995. 

She loved to dance, and after her retirement she joined a senior dance group that performed at various locations around the Claremont area.

Ms. Jeran is survived by daughters Karen Butler Nussbaum and Kathryn Butler; grandson Joey Nussbaum; brother Jerry Jeran; and several beloved nieces and nephews. 

She was interred in a private service at Los Angeles National Cemetery.


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