Jean Myers, 77, of Sunnyside passed away Thursday, April 3, 2008, surrounded by her family at home.

Jean was born April 9, 1930, the daughter of Dennis and Isma Wininger of Grandview.

Jean married her high school sweetheart, James Albert Myers, on July 3, 1947. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

She enjoyed being a homemaker for her family. A few of her favorite things were cooking, camping and traveling. She also had a passion for crossword puzzles, reading and gardening.

Jean will be missed by her husband, Jim Myers; their children, Betty (Rick) Shade of Tonasket, Patricia Mott of Olympia, Dennis (Peggy) Myers of Prosser, Marion (Jack) Khilling of Woodinville, Peggy (Alvin) Driesen of Naches, Ellen (Mark) Jensen of Sumner, Robert (Mara) Myers of Poulsbo, Beverly (Doug) Knudsvig of Napavine and Carol (Del) Sloan of Chelan; 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many more to come; two sisters, Mary Powell of Grandview and Margaret Vyne of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

"Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also praises her. Many women do noble things but you surpass them." Proverbs 31:28-29.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Walt, Bernard and Leo Wininger; and her sister, Betty Nelson.

To all who knew and loved Jean, she was a vibrant and lively little lady. She took great pride in her home, her family and her ability to be a good friend to all she met. Some of her favorite times were when we were all together having our annual "Myers/Powell" campouts each summer, or any other family gathering where we were all together.

Jean was so very blessed to have had her husband as her primary caregiver for the past five years. It was not always easy, but with the support of all the family she was able to remain at home surrounded by love. She will be missed.

A Rosary will be held Sunday, April 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, with a memorial to follow at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send special thanks to Lower Valley Hospice.

Valley Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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