- "That vase - that's something special. 'Fess up. You steal that from your Grandma Jean's house? I hope you left her that spoon collection."
- —Rick to Shane[src]
Almost nothing is known about Jean's life before or as the outbreak began other than that she is Shane's grandmother.
Jean was mentioned once in the TV Show by Rick Grimes when he woke up in the hospital room talking to Shane about her spoon collection.