1916 ~ 2013
Genevieve (Jean) Spencer, 97, a long time resident of Renton, Washington, passed away July 28th. Jean was born in Granite, Montana and spent her early years there before her family moved to Black Diamond, Washington.
Blessed with a vibrant personality and an infectious sense of humor, she eagerly shared her enjoyment of life with those around her. As a young woman, Jean was an avid skier, golfer, dancer, and fan of horse racing. Jean shared her gifts of handiwork, crocheting, knitting, and embroidery with many family members and friends. Ahead of her time, she held a number of positions with Pacific Car and Foundry, Boeing, Seattle First National Bank, the Renton School District, and the Renton Housing Authority.
Jean was preceded in death by George, her husband of 47 years. Both were active members of the Renton Elks Lodge. They enjoyed camping and family vacations throughout the western states.
Jean is survived by her children, Jeanne O'Connor (Doug) and Ken Spencer (Linda Hansen), grandchildren Tyson, Tara, Brent, his fiance;e Sarah, and extended family members Mark, Yulia, Robin, Elya, Sasha, Athena and Alexa, and many special nieces and nephews.
After moving to Longview in 2010, Jean enjoyed working with grade school children and their reading program. The family requests that remembrances be made to RIF, a program to advance children's reading skills, or the
. RIF of Cowlitz County, P.O. Box 1841, Longview, WA 98632
Services to be held at Greenwood Funeral Home in Renton, Saturday, August 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 30 to July 31, 2013