On June 7, 1958 , the 21st anniversary of her daughters death, Mother Jean entered Good Samaritan Hospital , as usual, she seized control. “If there isn’t a dress suitable for me in my casket, the buy a soft gray shroud,” her handwritten will instructed. “Just call Forest Lawn and have them take my body, to be put in a crypt with my blessed Baby .” Four days later she died of a heart attack. she was 69.
Mother Jean was not mourned and her tomb is unmarked. In a way, this seems fitting. “To the world we were two people, but really one,” she declared after Harlow’s death. “My life began when her life began and was completed when she went away.”