Jeanne Louise (Stahl) Overby
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Jeanne Louise (Stahl) OVERBY Jeanne, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away in the loving arms of her family on June 2, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born at home to Ernest and Zelma Stahl in Manly, Iowa on July 26,1931. At a young age the family moved to Fargo, North Dakota, where she grew up. Jeanne attended Moorhead State College and her life took a turn when she met and married the love of her life, Jim Overby, in 1952. The Overby's lived in Maryland while Jim was finishing his service in the Navy, and then briefly lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jeanne and Jim with their two children, David and Kathy, moved to Seattle in 1959 and then settled in Shoreline in 1961. Jeanne was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was known for her generosity, honesty and especially her non-judgmental nature. Jeanne treated every holiday and special occasion as an opportunity to make those around her feel loved and cherished through her thoughtful cards and heartfelt gifts. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband Jim, of 53 years. She is survived by her sister Carolyn (Ken) Roeder of Thompson, ND, son David (Anne) Overby of Olympia, WA, daughter Kathy (Steve) Savory of Bothell, WA, granddaughters Monica Savory (Dana) of Bellingham, WA, Miranda Savory of Bellingham, WA, nieces Mary Yaeger of Thompson, ND, Cindy (Ken) Grohs of Fargo, ND, Kristi (Randy) Weberg of Becker, MN, Connie Jondahl Bring of Galesburg, ND, nephews Mike (Peggy) Yaeger of Peachtree, GA, Mark Jondahl of Fargo, ND and Bill Jondahl of Mesa, AZ. A celebration of Jeanne and Jim's lives will be held Friday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE Seattle, WA; ( Remembrances can be made in Jeanne's honor to Northwest Hospital Foundation 1550 N. 115th Street, M/S D141 Seattle,WA 98133-9733, (206)368-1647. Sign Jeanne's online Guest Book at

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jun. 12, 2011.
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June 14, 2011
I knew Jeanne primarily through correspondence - letters and cards that we sent to each other for nearly five years. She sent the most thoughtful cards filled with words of understanding and also added color to my holidays that have become difficult to "celebrate". We shared a love for a special one "that had gone before us" - Jeanne now has the peace of being with Jim and for that I'm grateful. Thanks to her lovely granddaughter, Miranda, for sharing her grandmother with me. My thoughts are with the family.
Jenny Lutz
June 13, 2011
jeanne Overby
June 12, 2011
I used to see Jeanne at the local QFC store and occasionally helped her with the sacked food to home a block away. Lorraine used see Jeanne at the salonnext to QFC. We will miss her a great deal and wish the family the best.
y and Lorraine Atherton
June 12, 2011
I will truly miss my Aunt Jeanne, I loved her dearly. We were miles apart, but stayed in touch with letters and cards. She was so special to me, my mom (her sister Carolyn) always said Jeanne and I were much alike. There was never a holiday when I did not receive a card from her, and she always sent love to my furry kids! She had a love of animals in her, as our family does. My heart goes out to my cousins: David and Kathy. You were so blessed to have such a great mother, and I cherish the memories of her.
Mair Yaeger
Jeanne's Niece
Mair Yaeger
June 12, 2011
Jeanne was so amazing to me when I was going with Dave in high school. So kind and such a wonderful lady.
Both Kathy and Dave were so lucky to have such a lovely mother.
Much aloha.
Patricia (Dahl) Wood
June 9, 2011
My Aunt Jeanne always reminded me of Jacqueline Kennedy. She had a grace and style that made you feel like you were in the presence of royalty. It was her "signature" hairstyle that I always remember. There was a summer back when I was in my 20's when she came to visit us in Grand Forks and asked me cut and style her hair. It felt like such an honor that she would trust me with her signature style. I will always be in my heart. To David and Kathy you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kristi (Jondahl) Weberg
June 8, 2011
My mom was the greatest. There are so many gifts we can receive from our parents, but the one from Mom I will always remember is striving to live one's own life without judging others. It is easier said than done, but she did live her life that way. I will miss her dearly.
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