Wednesday, May 16, 2007

BIGFORK, Mont. (AP) — Jean Saubert, who won two skiing medals for the United States at the 1964 Olympics, died May 14 of breast cancer. She was 65.

Miss Saubert, who was born in Roseburg, Ore., was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1962 through 1966. She shared a silver medal in the giant slalom and won a bronze in the slalom at the Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. She was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 1976.

After her skiing career, she taught school in Vail, Colo., and Salt Lake City before earning a master’s degree at Brigham Young and teaching physical education there for three years. She also taught in Hillsboro, Ore.

She retired in 2000 and that year attended the Sydney Summer Olympics. She moved back to Salt Lake City to volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

She then moved to Bigfork, where she volunteered at elementary schools, participated at a church and served as president of the ladies’ golf association at Eagle Bend golf course.

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