Jean A. Drott, 66, of Washougal and a former Sunnyside resident, passed away peacefully on Wedneday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

She was born Feb. 20, 1945 in El Paso, Texas to Carlton Lee and Esther Marie (Brixius) Sandhorst.

She was a Washougal resident for the last 12 years and a former resident of Vancouver, Tri-Cities and Tacoma.

She graduated from Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma in 1963.

She worked as a cook for both the Pasco School District and Vancouver School District before her retirement in 1998.

Jean was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas and was devout in her faith.

She also enjoyed crafting, sewing, painting, gardening, flowers, cooking and visiting the beach and the mountains. Most of all, Jean enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, David Drott of Washougal; daughter, Deanne (Manuel "Jr.") Gomez of Sunnyside; son, Curtis Forsman of Pasco; stepchildren, Bruce Drott of Seattle, Kristen (Robert) Wertman of Buffalo, N.Y. and Deanna Dorlarque of Pittsburgh, Penn.; brothers, Michael Sandhorst of Puyallup and Steven Sandhorst of Seattle; and 10 grandchildren.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas. Mass of Christian Burial for Jean will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 324 N.E. Oak Street, Camas, WA 98607. Vault interment will be held at the Camas Cemetery.

Memorials in Jean's honor may be sent to the American Lung Society.

To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit

Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas is in charge of arrangements.


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