Jan Berenstain has passed away at the age of eighty eight. Along with her husband Stan, they wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for fifty years.
Berenstain had been a longtime resident of Solebury in southeastern Pennsylvania, she had suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and did die on Friday without regaining consciousness, her son Mike Berenstain said.
The Berenstain’s met when they were both eighteen, they met on the first day of school, and they have two sons together. About 260 million copies of Berenstain Bears books have been held in the hands of children and their parents since the earliest books were published with the help of Theodor Geisel, a children’s books editor at Random House better known as Dr. Seuss.
Jan Berenstain is survived by her sons and four grandchildren.