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Jeannette Hyde Eyerly

Jeannette Hyde Eyerly, American author. Board directors Polk County Mental Health Center, 1966-1978, 82-87, president, 1976-1978; director Des Moines Child Guidance Center, 1949-1954; member acquisition committee Des Moines Art Center, 1960-1963; member Iowa Commission for Blind, 1977-1980. Member Authors League American, National Audubon Society.

Background

  • Eyerly, Jeannette Hyde was born on June 7, 1908 in Topeka. Daughter of Robert and Mabel (Young) Hyde.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, State University Iowa, 1930.

    Career

    • Teacher creative writing Des Moines adult education classes, 1955-1957. Lecturer A.P. Managing Editors Association, Seattle, 1959, Clarke College, 1953, State University Iowa, 1963, American Society Newspaper Editors Convention, Washington, 1963, State University Iowa, 1966.

    Works

    • Angel Baker, Thief
    • Fifteen-year-old Angel, released on probation to a foster family after being convicted of shoplifting, is anxious to make a fresh start and to be accepted by her new family and friends.
    • Seth and Me and Rebel Make Three
    • Ryan, seventeen, leaves home to move in with his best friend, Seth, and together they cope with independence and a girl named Rebel who needs their help.
    • The Seeing Summer
    • After her initial shock, Carey adjusts to having a blind playmate and takes it upon herself to locate her friend when she is kidnapped.

    Membership

    Board directors Polk County Mental Health Center, 1966-1978, 82-87, president, 1976-1978. Director Des Moines Child Guidance Center, 1949-1954. Member acquisition committee Des Moines Art Center, 1960-1963.

    Member Iowa Commission for Blind, 1977-1980. Member Authors League American, National Audubon Society.

    Connections

    • Married Frank Eyerly, December 6, 1932 (deceased 1997). Children: Jane (Mistress Lawrence Kozuszek), Susan (Mistress Joseph A. Pichler).
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    Born June 7, 1908
    Died August 18, 2008
    (aged 100)
    • 1930
      State University Iowa