Jeanne Tucker Zenker died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, N.J., surrounded by her family. She was 87.

Jeanne was born on June 22, 1929 to Mabel C. and Roy E. Tucker in Rockville Centre, N.Y., where she attended elementary school and St. Mary’s for high school, the latter being a source of friendships lasting her entire life. She graduated from Connecticut College in 1951. She and her husband, Dr. David O. Zenker, were married on July 26, 1952. Throughout her life she maintained close friendships with several of her classmates from both high school and college. She resided in Vero Beach, Fla. and Edgartown. She had a lifelong, heartfelt connection to Morristown, N.J., first through her parents’ farm, where she and her brother, Robert, spent their summers riding and swimming, and later with her husband, who practiced ENT medicine at the Morristown Medical Center.

In addition to her first callings as wife, mother and grandmother, Jeanne served her various communities by supporting worthy institutions and organizations with her time and gifts. She was an active member of the board of trustees of Drew University in Madison, N.J. from 1977 to 2003 and subsequently a member emerita for the balance of her life. While she enjoyed all aspects of her involvement with the university, she had a particular interest in her active role with Friends of Mead Hall, the group responsible for preserving and maintaining the campus’s primary historic building. She was also recognized by Connecticut College for her enthusiastic efforts as a devoted alumna who inspired her classmates to record rates of participation in class giving.

Jeanne was also a faithful summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard for 49 years, and she enjoyed the Island’s broad range of people and charms as well as the comings and goings of her children and grandchildren. She lived a full and complete life, pursuing many personal interests such as travel, books, singing, current events, interior design, her investment club, New York theatre and symphony, bridge, and a long term passion for collecting dolls and miniature furniture. Over the past couple of years she arranged for her miniatures to become part of the permanent collection of the Morris Museum in Morristown, N.J.

She was loved deeply by all those who knew her, but none more than by her loving husband of 60 years, with whom she is now reunited. They shared the love of their three surviving children: David Jr. of New York city; Barbara Parker and her husband, Oliver Parker, of Hamilton; and Anne Zenker of Hingham; and their grandchildren: Sarah Parker, Elizabeth Mackell Clancey and her husband, Drew, Amory Parker, Anna Parker, Chloe Mackell, David O. Zenker 3rd, Charlie Parker, Peter Mackell, Isabelle Mackell, Pauline Zenker and Cole Lilore. Her brother Robert A. Tucker died Oct. 23.

A memorial service for Jeanne will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, 2 Lee’s Hill Road, New Vernon, N.J. 07976.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Friends of Mead Hall, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 or Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, P.O. Box 5277, Edgartown, MA 02539.

Arrangements are under care of Wm. A. Bradley & Son,