Jessie Ann Hotes

Jessie Ann (Barash) Hotes

Jessie Ann was born December 24, 1919, the first child of Milton and Selma Barash in Seattle WA. Jessie Ann had two brothers Daniel and David. Raised on Capital Hill, Jessie Ann attended Broadway High School and the University of Washington. She was a member of the Jewish sorority at the UW and she was a lifelong fan of all things Husky purple and gold, Jessie Ann married Herbert Haas, she was mother to Pamela and Richard. Divorced, Jessie Ann gracefully handled the raising of her two young children and caring for her Mother Selma after her father Milton passed away. Always the epitome of strength and class Jessie Ann persevered as a single mother at a time when such labels were not widely accepted socially. Tall, slender and poised Jessie Ann met Charles Martin Hotes (also a UW graduate) and they married in 1954. This loving union produced three more children for Jessie Ann and Charles. Sons - Scott, Charles Martin Jr and Daniel. As life's challenges came and went Jessie Ann always rose to the occasion and showed all who knew her the poise and patience that defined her. With a family history of over 100 years in Seattle she was a fountain of knowledge of local society.

Men's Basketball was her passion. Jessie Ann was a continuous season ticket holder for 65 years and was honored for her commitment by the University of Washington last year. If you sat near her at a game her signature yell of "Get the ball" could be distinctly heard when the opposing team was in possession.

Jessie Ann was capable in the workplace. She worked for Audits and Surveys a pioneering firm in the field of consumer data collection. She lived at various times in Seattle, Vancouver BC and LA. She avidly read her favorite mystery novels and enjoyed her pet dogs. She would always be there to support her family in any manner needed. Full of love and life experience she could easily provide a calming take on the crisis of the moment when others needed her. She loved to travel to London and partake in one of her favorite pass times, bargain hunting. She also visited Iran, Pakistan, Bahrain, Turkey, England, France, Belgium, Italy and Spain.

She and her husband Charles took care of each other with a level of devotion that is beyond rare. Jessie Ann Hotes will be missed by her husband Charles, her sons Richard, Scott, Martin and Daniel. She loved her 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral Home

The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial
1801 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-2474
(206) 529-3800

Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 13, 2013