Jean Lindsay Tremege Robertson

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October 14, 1927 ~ June 11, 2022

Jean Lindsay Tremege Robertson was born October 14th, 1927 in Charlottesville, VA, daughter of James Gordon and Elsie Maphis Lindsay and granddaughter of James Hubert Lindsay, founder of the Charlottesville Daily Progress and Farmington Country Club. She died June 11th 2022. She was a graduate of Wellesley College in 1949 and later earned a Master’s degree from Emory University in 1972.

During the 1950’s, she worked as a reporter for the Associated Press and later joined the US Information service where she served as an interpreter in Iran and Algeria. While stationed in Algiers, she met and married a French national, Francis Tremege. Upon returning stateside, she worked for Studebaker motors before relocating to Atlanta where she became a teacher at Pace Academy for 15 years and was the head of the French department at her retirement. She was an active member of the Cathedral of St Philip for over 50 years, loved horseback riding and was an avid tennis player.

She is survived by her children, Anne France Tremege, Jacques Gordon Tremege, Philippe Tremege Lindsay, and Mary Mikell Robertson Spence. She is also survived by grandchildren Kevin Michael Finn, Keith Gordon Tremege and James Gareth Tremege and great grandchildren Freya Finn and Hadley Grace Duncan.

A graveside service will be held at Monticello Memory Gardens in Charlottesville at a later time.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Society, P.O. Box 750, New York, NY 10021-0036 to be used for breast cancer research.

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  1. Jacques Tremege says:

    An incredible mother

  2. Anne France France Tremege says:

    A Mother who took great care of her children.

    Fly high, Mom!

  3. Tarra Tremege says:

    God looked around his garden and found an
    empty space. Then He looked down upon this earth
    and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you
    and lifted you to rest .
    Gods garden must be beautiful ,He only has the best !
    Love form your daughter in law Tarra Tremege

  4. Lydia says:

    I remember her as choir”mom” for St.Cecelia choir in the 70s & a Peachtree RR hostess 2005-15, and many holidays I always enjoyed knowing MamaJean. My condolences to Anne, Jocko, Phillipe, & Mary Mikell (i remember how proud were of your srepmom in our middle school years at st philip) I’m so glad to know Mama Jean’s healed at last!!!!

  5. Clark Epting Lindsay II says:

    Just found the obituary – I corresponded with Jean regarding family history. She was a very generous, interesting and exceptional person. My condolences.

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