E. Jean Meyers (Beitel), born to Francis H. and Pearl B. Beitel (Holmes) on March 8, 1927 in Weta, South Dakota passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Robert K. Meyers; daughter, Tara Waterson; son-in-law, David Waterson; her parents; and brothers, Jerry, Wayne (Beth) and Dean (Joan).
She leaves behind her sons; Steven R. Meyers (Debbie) and Jon A. Meyers; grandchildren, Kenny, Todd, Kevin, Chad, Keyra, Kelly, Alyse, Amy, Jacob and Joshua; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; brother Warren Beitel (Riverton, WY); sister, Ardis Farrington (Graham, WA) and numerous nieces and nephews.
In 1945 Jean graduated from Minatare High School in Nebraska and married Bob. They made their home and started their family there, settling in Washington State in the early 1950's. She and Bob celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary prior to his passing April 30, 1987.
She was active with her children as scout leader, scorekeeper, and more. Supporting her children in bowling, baseball, Job's Daughters and all their interests.
In 1965 she began her career in finance at the Boeing company and worked to retirement in 1988. She then enjoyed many years working in Montana with her daughter and son-in-law at their business, Fort Peck Marina.
She was an avid card player (cribbage, bridge, solitaire) and bowler and known for her competitive side and recordkeeping. She enjoyed crocheting afghans and giving them to family and friends, also donating to charity raffles. More recently crocheting scarves for family and special people caring for her.
She blessed her family by appreciating each individually for their gifts and talents and was truly proud of all their accomplishments.
After her ovarian cancer diagnosis in October of 2015 she was determined to fight off the disease to witness her great-grandson's wedding, celebrate two more Christmas', the birth of her first great-great-grandson, another great-granddaughter and to celebrate her 90th Birthday with a grand gathering of family and friends.
She entrusted her care to Dr. Xie who she was truly grateful for his care and treatment when other doctors would not see her desire and energy to live.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who will forever hold her in our hearts.
Graveside Service Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Renton, WA.
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