Col. (Ret.) Jean D. Tarbutton, USAF, 99, of Salado, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. He was born in San Antonio, on Oct. 27, 1920, to James Wilford and Gladys DuPuy Tarbutton.

Jean attended public schools in Palestine, Lufkin, Houston and Brenham. He graduated from Brenham High School in 1937. At the college level, he attended the Allen Military Academy, Texas A&M University, the University of Maryland and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. He was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in general studies and a bachelor of science degree in education.

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