Jean Gray Hargrove, music library benefactor

Jean Gray Hargrove, an alumna whose generosity helped build the campus music library that bears her name, died July 12 at her Berkeley home. She was 96.

Mrs. Hargrove attended Santa Rosa public schools and graduated in 1935 from Berkeley, where she majored in education.

Music was her passion, according to her family. She was an accomplished concert pianist and was active with many Bay Area musical groups, including the Berkeley Piano Club and Senza Ritmo, and she appeared as a guest performer with the San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Rosa symphonies.

The three-story Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, which opened in 2003, provided more space, new technology, climate controls, heightened security and room for projected growth of what has been long rated the No. 1 academic music library in the United States.

Mrs. Hargrove was married to G. Kenneth Hargrove, also a Berkeley graduate (’32) and a well-known physician, who died in 1977.

She is survived by five children, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and her brother.

Donations in her name may be to the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, 104 Morrison Hall, Berkeley CA 94720.