Jo was born on June 4, 1939 in Burlington, the daughter of Raenold & Laura (King) Gundersen. She was raised in Burlington, graduating from Burlington-Edison High School with the class of 1957 where she was treasurer and very active with BEHS reunions.
On November 26, 1976 she was united in marriage to Jim Loop in Anchorage, Alaska and they spent 39 wonderful years together.
For many years she worked as a customer service representative for Puget Sound Energy & Light.
Jo enjoyed time with her family, gardening, and watching football.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; her daughters and their families, Mendy & Jim Bucy and their children, Sean, Jay and Steven; Marcie & Keith O’Bryan and their children, Ian O’Bryan and Tegan Stratton (Alex) and Sharilyn & Rick Matthews and their children, Katie, Leann and Aubrey; son, Richard & Teresa Loop and their daughter, Marlow Finlinson (Matt) and their children, Harper & Campbell; her brother, Ken Gundersen and wife Jodi; sister-in-law, Gayle Hull and husband Don and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family requests that memorials in honor of Jo be made to the Helping Hands Food Bank.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Mark Smith of the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church officiating. A fellowship gathering will follow at the S-W Community Center. Private inurnment will be at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery.