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Leena Jain

September 29, 1956 — May 16, 2024

Athens

Leena Jain died peacefully in the hospital on Thursday, May 16, 2024. She was 67 years oldborn on September 29, 1956, in Calcutta, India (formerly Kolkatta). As a young adult, Leena began her studies at the Indaprastha College at New Delhi Polytechnic for Women where she focused on textile and garment design. Years later, friends of Leena introduced her to the love of her life, the late Harsh Jain. They married on November 25, 1988, in New Delhi. She moved with him to Athens, Georgia, shortly after that, where they resided until their final years together. 

Leena received her Associate’s Degree in 1993 from Athens Area Technical Institute (now Athens Technical Collegein Research Laboratory TechnologyAfter graduating, she worked as a research technician at Rhone Merieux, Inc. (now Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health)as well as both the University of Georgia’s Department of Animal Science and its College of Pharmacy.  

In 1997, she began work as a lab technician at USDA,where she served 22 years, with more than 15 years withthe Agricultural Research Service and 7 years with the Food Safety and Inspection Service. She retired full-time in 2019

In her final years following her husband’s passing in 2018, she lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she spent her days with close familyfriends, and her beloved family dogs. She was happiest when hosting family and friends for parties and gatherings in their home in Athens with her husband, Harsh, and son, Jay.

She is survived by her son, Jay, and her daughter-in-law, Pooja and her brother, Asjit. 

Services will be held to honor her life and memory on:

• Monday, May 20 (11 AM viewing, 12 PM service) at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home at 4355 Lexington RdAthens, GA 30605. A luncheon will be held at their family home afterwards.

 

• Wednesday, May 22 at 11 AM at the Catholic Center, 1344 S Lumpkin StAthens, GA 30605

In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask for donations in Leena Jain’s name to the Blue Lips Foundation, which supports early diagnosis of and patient support for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes Athens

4355 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 20, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes Athens

4355 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605

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