Jean Ruth Hershey

January 29, 1922 - July 13, 2016

Jean Ruth Hershey

January 29, 1922 - July 13, 2016

Obituary

Jean Hershey, age 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 7/13/16 in Bellingham, WA. Jean was born on 1/29/22 in Bellingham, WA to Harry and Carrie Kolb. She married Eugene Hershey on 1/21/44 while Eugene was serving in the U.S. Navy. Jean loved gardening, playing cards, camping, and watching the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks. Her favorite flowers were pink roses. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, in 1998. She is survived by her children Alan (Linda) Hershey, Gary (Sheryl) Hershey, David (Fawn) Hershey, and former daughter-in-law Kit Hershey; her sister Dorothy Thomson of Anacortes; eight grand-children; ten great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks go to Joe and Suzanne Shrock, who run Birchwood Adult Family Home, where Jean lived for the last ten years of her life. She loved the Shrocks and all of the people who helped care for her while she was a resident there.
A graveside service will be held at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham on Wednesday, July 20 at 2PM, followed by a reception at Moles Farewell Tributes Bayview.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Birchwood Adult Family Home, 3620 W. Rusley Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225.
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Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: Jul 20, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn St Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)

Reception

  • Date & Time: Jul 20, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes- Bellingham
  • Location: 2465 Lakeway Dr Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360-733-0510

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8 responses to Jean Ruth Hershey

  1. Horne Family says:

    Hershey Family – We were so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a wonderful mother who was so proud of you three boys and all your families. We remember how she loved to cook for “the boys” and always asked how we were doing like we were one of her own. Jean loved to see everyone happy and well fed. She was a loving mom and friend. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all. Paul and Robin Russell Horne

  2. Thank you for trusting us with the care of your mom. I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to know her. She is truly one of the most genuine, caring and kind hearted people that I have had the pleasure of knowing. Never an unkind word or a complaint crossed her lips.
    I will miss all of the funny stories that she shared about her 3 boys when they were young. Sometimes I would try to get some good dirt, but she would always say that they never caused her any trouble. I will miss her dearly and I will also miss seeing all of the Hershey family regularly.
    Love,
    Suzanne xoxo

  3. Thank you for trusting us with the care of your mom. I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to know her. She is truly one of the most genuine, caring and kind hearted people that I have had the pleasure of knowing. Never an unkind word or a complaint crossed her lips.
    I will miss all of the funny stories that she shared about her 3 boys when they were young. Sometimes I would try to get some good dirt, but she would always say that they never caused her any trouble. I will miss her dearly and I will also miss seeing all of the Hershey family regularly.
    Love,
    Suzanne xoxo

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