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JoAnn (Dilworth) Wetmore(1933 - 2013)

JoAnn (Dilworth) Wetmore

Born in Seattle on August 7, 1933 to Richard and Gertrude Dilworth, JoAnn graduated from Franklin High School in 1951. She graduated from the University of Washington, marrying Richard "Dick" Wetmore on June 18, 1955. Dick and JoAnn started their life together in San Diego, settling in Seattle in June, 1957.

Daughter Debbie was born January 20, 1957, followed by the birth of daughter Cindy on April 30, 1958. The young family lived on Beacon Hill until moving to Bellevue in 1967. JoAnn was actively involved in Girl Scouts, serving as a Brownie, Cadet, and Junior Scout leader and leader trainer. As troop leaders, JoAnn and Dick planned and led epic backpacking trips in the Cascades, bicycle trips to Oregon and British Columbia, and a cross-state bicycle ride to the Spokane World's Fair in 1974.

JoAnn and Dick celebrated their 50th birthdays by riding their tandem bicycle from Bellevue to Boston in 1983, an 8-week, 3500 mile trek. In 1991 they retraced Lewis and Clark's steps on their tandem, riding from St. Louis to Astoria, Oregon. Their tandem adventures also included extended bike rides in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Among her many accomplishments,

JoAnn was most proud of her leadership in scouting, raising her two wonderful daughters, and providing healthy, delicious food for her family and wide circle of friends. Possessed with a terrific smile and ready laugh, she was also highly creative, sharing her crafting and artistic talents generously and lovingly.

JoAnn succumbed to compli-cations from Alzheimer's disease on November 17, 2013.

JoAnn is survived by her husband Richard, daughters Debbie Wetmore and Cindy McCabe, sons-in-law Scott Pringle and Charles McCabe, and grandchildren Hannah, Walker, and April McCabe.

Remembrances may be made to the Washington State Chapter of the http://www.alz.org/alzwa. See the full on-line obituary and comment book at www.bartonfuneral.com.

An open house celebration of JoAnn's life will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 on December 8 at the Wetmore home in Bellevue, WA.

Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24, 2013
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