Jeanne E. Van Meter

Forever in our hearts, Jeanne E. Van Meter, died October 15, 2010, at age 93, and will be remembered for her quick humor, kindness and the fun-loving joy she found in life.

Jeanne was the youngest of eight children born to Marysville pioneers, Walter and Hilda Myers, on October 25, 1916, in Marysville, WA. She lived in Marysville all of her life and graduated from Marysville High School. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Van for 67 years before he died in 2007. Her husband, parents, and siblings, Irene, Frances, Harold, Gretchen, Willis, Lorine and Ida, all preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Claudia LaPalm; grandchildren, Lee LaPalm, and Sue and Ross Wolf; great-grandchildren, Connor and Caitlin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She found joy in music, dancing, gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, bowling, family reunions, and on camping, hunting and fishing trips with her husband and friends.

Often called "Grandma" by everyone she knew, Jeanne was pleased to share her time and contribute to charitable organizations which supported children.

She was an active member of the Eastern Star chapter in Marysville, and devoted many years to serving as the group's secretary and supporting its leadership, service and youth activities, as well as its annual college scholarship program for graduating high school seniors.

Family and friends are invited to share their remembrances at her memorial service at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 7, at the Marysville Masonic Hall, 419 Columbia Ave. in Marysville.

From: The Daily Herald, The (Everett, WA) - October 30, 2010.

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