Jeanne Ann Gullickson

Oct 6, 1941 – Oct 16, 2016

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Jeanne passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 16, 2016 in Federal Way, Washington at the age of 75. She was born in Elk River, Minnesota to Arthur and Elizabeth (Doyle) Mevissen. Jeanne was raised in Detroit, Michigan with her brother Dick and sister Pat. She attended grade school at Holy Redeemer and Gesu parishes, Immaculata High School and the Nursing School at Providence Hospital in Detroit.  Jeanne married Sam Gullickson in 1963 and moved to Seattle in 1967 where her husband’s family resided.  Jeanne was welcomed into the Gullickson family by Sam’s sisters Joyce, Loraine, and Marlys. They loved her as if she was their own sister. Jeanne loved the many gatherings with extended family including many nieces and nephews. Sam preceded her in death in 1982. She was a devoted and loving mother to her four children: Kathy (Phil) Jones, Terry (Jeff) Rohrs, Steve (Wendy) Gullickson, and Kris (Kelly) Wieland. Her six grandchildren were the light of her life: Jordan, Spencer, Brady, Kelsey, Riley, and Sam. She is also survived by her brother Rev. Dick Mevissen, C.Ss.R, of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Her sister Pat Mevissen of Troy, Michigan preceded her in death in 2005.

 Jeanne and Sam settled in Burien, Washington where they raised their family. Jeanne spent 35 years as a nurse at Riverton Hospital in Burien, where she made lasting friendships, and enjoyed social activities like potlucks, holiday parties, and the hospital bowling team. She was actively involved with her kids’ activities, including Camp Fire, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and attending sports events. Jeanne was loved by many and will be remembered for her quiet and gentle manner. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and playing games like Scrabble, Yahtzee and cards with her kids. Jeanne enjoyed many pets throughout her life, but in her later years always had the company of a cat.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Franciscan Hospice in Tacoma, Washington.

 

 

Guestbook

Mary Miller
kent, wa
Nov 21, 2016

Dear Kathy, Terry, Steve and Kris,

My thoughts are with you at the home going of your mother Jeanne. I worked with her for many years at Riverton/Highline Hospital. Always loved her sweet smile and manner. She was a wonderful friend and I will continue to miss her.

Thank you for sending the memorial material to my home.

Mary

Jeff Bidigare
Marquette, MI
Nov 12, 2016

I was deeply saddened to learn of Jeanne's passing. I was friends with Jeanne and Sam from 1961 thru 1967 while they were in the Detroit area. I bowled with Sam on a team we had @ Grand Central Rec near Providence Hospital when it was located in Detroit. I new Jeanne while she was a nursing student and then a full time nurse @ Providence. I also worked @ Providence during those years. She was the nicest, sweetest person and so caring to her patients. We kept in touch after they relocated to Washington for many years. My sincere condolences to her family and please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

jacquelene koscielniak reynolds
taylor, mi
Nov 7, 2016

So sorry to see the notice of your Mom's death in the Detroit paper. We were friends at Holy Redeemer. She and I walked together to school most mornings. When her family moved, we managed to stay in touch enough so that

I attended her wedding ceremony at Holy Redeemer. And then, we sadly lost touch. She had, even as a young girl, a quiet, gentle and loving manner. I remembered her always.

I attended her wedding ceremony, also at Holy Redeemer

Don & Shirley Sepich
Tacoma, WA
Oct 31, 2016

We were your neighbors at 409 S.W. 129th street, we moved

to the Federal Way area in 1999. We have wonderful memories of all the fun times the neighbors had on S.W.129th street, it was a wonderful place to raise our children. We are so sorry for your loss and you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Betty George
Kent, Wa
Oct 25, 2016

Georgene Holland and Betty George send prayers and comforts to Jeannie Gulickson's family.

Donna Thomas
Seattle, Wa
Oct 24, 2016

I met Jeanne, at Easter Airlines first summer picnic, and I knew her kindness immediately as I (a total stranger) scooped up her baby daughter and she "let me" !! I held every one of her babies, as they were a part of the

Eastern family !

Jeanne was a woman who lived her faith, loved her family, and radiated warmth and kindness to everyone. I have not seen her in many years, (life gets in the way, for all of us), but I will always admire her resilience and strength, in hopes that I too can find that calm peace. I've known two angels on earth, and Jeanne is one, who we know now sits at the right hand of the Heavenly Father. While losing our Mothers is difficult, and surely we all grieve that tremendous loss, as our lives become different without them, smiles will surface through that grief as you remember your Mom and can be grateful you got one of the best ! Rest in Peace, Dear Jeanne, and for her beautiful children, I promise, in time your loving memories will comfort and sustain you.

Jo Ann Schank
Federal Way, WA
Oct 22, 2016

Dearest Terry and family,

You have all been in my thoughts and prayers this week. I was so sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting your mom, but I feel like I knew her from our conversations about your family, how your parents met, growing up in Burien, and the special times you spent with her during your visits. I know she will be greatly missed.

Please know that I continue to think about you all and look forward to being able to give you a big hug when I see you.

Love, Jo

Michael Goebel
Burien, Wa
Oct 21, 2016

Kris,

We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this difficult time. Our most sincere condolences.

The Goebel Family

Kris
Normandy Park, Wa
Oct 21, 2016

Mom,

I love and miss you so much already. I'm going to miss your smile and laugh. You had the power to light up a room with that smile. Give dad a big hug and kiss from me.

loraine m hansen
everett, wa
Oct 20, 2016

rest in pease Jeanne

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