Jean "Stevie" Pyfer
Jean "Stevie" Pyfer passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Diagnosed with cancer a month ago, she was able to spend her last days at home surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her devoted dog, Tica, her beloved friend Dennis Smart, her snazzy red 1968 California Special Mustang, and her loving family including daughters, Randi, Kim, Lindsay, and Elisa, her grandchildren Adam, Lucas, Hayley, Saila, Nicholas, Jordan, Gina, and Gemma, and 10 great-grandchildren. Her fifth "daughter," Anita Jefferson, was also a great companion to her over the years. Stevie was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Stevie was born in West Des Moines, Iowa in August 1927 to Mildred and Wayne Stevens. She made her way to Seattle thanks to a job as a stewardess with Northwest Airlines. She was married to Dr. Howard Pyfer for over 50 years and together they enjoyed traveling and perfecting the art of grandparenting. In recent years, she continued to pursue those passions with Dennis Smart. Stevie brought joy to so many people and really knew how to celebrate life, whether exercising with her friends or indulging her passion for anything chocolate. She will be sorely missed.
She asked that her daughters throw a party to celebrate her life. To honor her request, friends and family are invited to gather at her home on Saturday, February 23rd from 2 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Seattle/King County Humane Society (http://www.seattlehumane.org/
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