She was born in Guin and raised in Jasper. Jean, as she was known to her adult friends, had resided in Normandy Park, Wash., for more than 40 years. She was an active volunteer in the community. She cooked meals for the homeless, taught English as a second language and volunteered with the NW Symphony guild. She was a 30-year member of the Free Methodist Church were she enjoyed singing in choir, Bible study and the senior groups. A wife and mother, her joy was her grandchildren, cooking and nutrition, gardening, bird watching and the peace of the beautiful lake she lived near.
She is survived by her daughters, Julie (husband Rick) Bennett and Melanie (husband Tony) Narducci; grandchildren Jessica, Rick Jr., Brooke and Josh; as well as eight siblings and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at 480 Haley Bottoms Road, Carbon Hill. For directions, please call 205-924-0084.
Cady Cremation Services, Kent, Wash.; 253-872-8888