Jeanne Ann Gullickson
Oct 6, 1941 – Oct 16, 2016
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.
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