Jean M. Haarsaker
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Jean M. Haarsaker

Jean M. Haarsaker was born in Seattle, Washington on January 11, 1932 and lost her battle with cancer on Monday, December 21, 2009. She will be laid to rest at Floral Hills in Lynnwood.
She moved with her family to Alaska as a young girl and then returned to the Seattle area and attended Roosevelt High School where she graduated in 1949. Jean had a management career with Verizon (GTE) until her retirement in 1984, where she made a number of lifetime friendships. Upon retirement, Jean lived for a few years in Yakima and then moved to Coupeville where she spent the rest of her retirement years, close to family. In retirement Jean worked as a receptionist for Center Isle Realty in Coupeville. For those who knew Jean, they will miss her quick wit and kindness to all she met.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Lew Buckinger and is survived by her brother, Ron Buckinger of Coupeville; two daughters and their spouses, Kathy (Steve) Brown of Lacey, and Sue (Kim) Campbell of Everett; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and her loving cat - Bruce.
Memorial contributions in Jean's honor may be sent to: Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF), P O Box 1108 Coupeville, WA 98239-1108




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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2010.
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January 5, 2010
Kathy, My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. I remember meeting her in Coupville. We helped her with some project in her garage. I hope you are doing well. Long time no hear. I lost your number and Email. Send me a note if you want.

Love and peace my friend,

Zac-Bob Harmon
Zac Harmon
January 5, 2010
Susie and Kathy, I was also sorry to hear about your Mothers passing.This is a hard time of life, and we all get our turn. Just saying your names brings back many happy memories of your family. We will always love you and think of you and your family with fondness. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Echo (Madsen) Neal
Echo Neal
January 4, 2010
suze and kathy, i am so sorry to hear about your mom. i know that she was sick but still its hard to let them go. she was a very nice and fun person, always happy, she had a good laugh. cant think of her with out it bringing back memories of our youth together. maybe when the time comes and we all get there our folks will be there at the gates and we will get through on tonka trucks or by a vigorous game of red rover red rover, send susie on over. again am sorry about your mom and i hope all of you are holding up and all is well with you. mike and family.
January 4, 2010
Jean was also my boss on Broadway at the old Business office in Everett. She was a great lady to work for and she always made work fun and will always be remembered and missed.
Sincerly
Diane Berry- Locke
Diane Locke
January 3, 2010
Jean was my boss for several years at 3331 Broadway. She was a great lady and I have thought of her often over the years. I will always remeber when she got after me for wearing a short jacket to work in the days when "jackets that covered your hips were the rule".

So sorry to hear she is gone, but good memories of her will always be with us.
Neena Blackwell
January 3, 2010
I worked for Jean in the late 70's. What a wonderful sense of humor and a great boss! I've thought of her often through the years. My sincere condolences and prayers go to her family.
Caren Compton Pegram
January 2, 2010
Jean worked for me as Business Account Supervisor for several years at the GTE Customer Svc Center at 3331 Broadway in Everett. I remember many great times we had as a group of managers at that facility; and Jean was part of the reason we had so much fun. I remember with much satisfaction those great cookies made with the hot iron and dipped in powedered sugar that she would bring each Christmas. I also remember the crocheted doilys she was always working on trying to finish a bedspread. She showed me the first ones she had made and they were so old, they were yellowing, but she was determined to work on it until she finished.

She was a first class lady, a good supervisor and an all around nice person. It was a pleasure knowing her. My prayers well wishes to all her family.
Phil Crossler
January 2, 2010
Sue and Family -----

This is sad news to read about your Mom. I have many good memories of her from our time spent together at GTE. She had a great personality and so enjoyable to be around.

Cherish the memories and good times, she will be with you always.

Charlene Dixon Kolacki
January 2, 2010
I worked with Jean at GTE and wanted to tell you what a wonderful, witty person she was to be around. She always had a funny story to tell, and was the life of the department. My condolences to her family. I know she will be missed terribly.
Denise Ohlfs
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