Jan Berenstain, who played a big role in bringing the Berenstain Bears to life, died this weekend. She was 88 years old. Her husband Stan Berenstain died seven years ago at age 82. Reports indicate that Jan Berenstain died of a stroke.
Jan Berenstain and Stan Berenstain created the Berenstain Bears back in 1962. The husband and wife duo then wrote nearly 500 Berenstain Bears stories over the years.
Born in Philadelphia, Jan Berenstain went to Radnour High School. She met her future husband when she was 28 years old and the two got married five years later. They have two sons and four grandchildren.
R.I.P. Jan Berenstain. Here are some Jan Berenstain pictures to remember her by: