On Friday, less than two months after announcing that she had uterine cancer, Quacker Factory founder Jeanne Bice passed away. Jeanne first appeared on QVC 16 years ago, in 1995. Quacker Factory’s notice of her death says that Jeanne “loved QVC. Everything about it.” And QVC–and its customers–loved her right back.
Dialing With Pencils reader Joan N. writes:
Oh, I am so sorry about Jeanne’s passing. I quacked quacked a lady in grocery store yesterday when I spotted her pants. I will always cherish the sweater she made in honor of my Shih Tzu dog. Now I’ve lost 2 friends. My thoughts and prayers are with Angel and the family. Joan Nutter
Quacker Factory suggest that donations in Jeanne’s memory be made to Feed the Children, Jeanne’s favorite charity. You might want to do some research though before sending in your check.
Feed the Children is currently under criminal investigation. The charity’s founder was fired in 2009 after after its board of directors discovered he had hidden microphones in three executives’ offices and has also been accused of taking bribes and hiding pornographic magazines at the charity. Read more about Feed the Children.