Alma Jeanne Winchell
Jan 18, 1942 – Sep 10, 2016
Alma Jeanne (Thayer) Winchell was a long time resident of the Seattle, she passed away Saturday, September 10th at the age of 74.
She is survived by her daughter (Kim) and son (Kevin). One brother (Jack) and two sisters (Alice and Jan). Six grandchildren: Rachael, Erick, Shawn, Michael, Allaina and Crystal. Five great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Jeanne was born the youngest of nine children in Bozeman Montana to John and Effie Williams on January 18, 1942. She went to school in Bozeman and in 1961 had a daughter in Butte, later that year she moved to Seattle to begin her career at Boeing. In 1966 her son was born. Jeanne retired from Boeing after 27 years. She then worked as a travel agent for several years. In 1985 Jeanne married the love of her life, Jim. They were married for 20 joy filled years until Jim’s death in 2006. She missed him dearly.
Jeanne was a lifelong learner, artist and avid traveler.
From crocheting her own wedding dress to making cat hair coasters, there was really no bounds to her artful eye and creativity. Her family and friends reaped the benefits, as Jeanne was always giving her art to anyone that would appreciate it. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting, tatting, bobbin lace making and weaving.
Travel was another Jeanne’s great passions. As a lover of history, this brought her to some of the greatest destinations on earth and often repeatedly. Israel, England, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Holland, Ireland, Caribbean and Costa Rica were a few of her destinations. She also traveled the United States via car and rail.
Jeanne will be deeply missed by her family and all that knew her.
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