Jean Walch, 81, passed away on February 5, 2020 in Everett, WA.
Jean was born in Anacortes, WA the daughter of Dorsey & Marguerite Marchant. Her parents owned Dorsey’s Market on Commercial Avenue, and she attended AHS with the class of 1957.
Jean married Clifford Walch on March 5, 1955 in Anacortes, where they made their first home. They subsequently lived in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, Anacortes (again), and Alaska; retiring to Sedro-Woolley in 1989. Jean remained in Sedro-Woolley until 2011 when she moved to Snohomish to be near Rose and family.
A devoted wife and mother, Jean loved to dance and laugh. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, needle work, gardening and being with her family, especially grandchildren.
Jean is survived by her children, Mark (Linda) Walch, Diamond, MO; Clifford (LeeAnn) Walch, Friday Harbor; and Rose (Tim) Fowler of Snohomish; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and her big sister, Darlene (Bill) Symonds, Lake Stevens. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Cliff.
Many thanks to staff of A&E Homecare for their tender care of mom in her last years.
Jean’s life will be celebrated at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pilchuck Audubon Society, 1429 Ave D, PMB 198, Snohomish, WA 98290, or your charity of choice. Share memories of Jean and sign the online guest register.