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Our beloved husband and father Jess died October 26, 2009 at Skagit Valley Hospital after a brief, intense illness.

Jess was born May 7, 1934 in Bellingham, WA to Clarence Lyman and Sina Florence Groesbeck. He is survived by his loving wife, Silvia Groesbeck and their sons, George, John & David Groesbeck. He is also survived by children Rebecca, Mary, David, Jennifer, Hilea. He is also survived by brothers, Jerry and Larry Groesbeck. Furthermore he is survived by numerous cousins, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and other family. Preceding Jess in death were his parents, his wife Sharon Wilde Groesbeck and brother Terry Groesbeck.

Jess was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man Jess served his Mission in Guatemala and remained active in church issues in Guatemala all of his life and met his wife, Silvia, while touring the country once again.

Burial at Enterprise Cemetery, Ferndale, WA Friday, October 30th at 11:00AM and Memorial Service at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 1700 Hazel Street, Mount Vernon, Saturday, October 31st at 11:00AM. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity in Jess's name.

To get the full obituary, visit www.hawthornefuneralhm.com

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Published in Skagit Valley Herald on Oct. 30, 2009.
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November 28, 2009
I am deeply saddened to learn of Jess' death. He was a superb scholar as well as a healer, and an incredibly caring man.
Anna Kato
November 11, 2009
Jess Groesbeck was much more than a doctor. He was a healer. As his patient of seven years, I can attest to that fact. Several "phactory phamily physicians" did their best to put me in a nursing home, over 20 years, with their ongoing misdiagnoses of "clinical depression." Dr. Groesbeck recognized immediately what was in reality a failing endocrine system. Once the proper laboratory tests confirmed what his diagnostic skills revealed to him, he worked with me tirelessly in a bid to reverse the serious damage that had been inflicted on me needlessly by two decades of wrongly-prescribed antidepressants.

The knowledge that Dr. Groesbeck gave to me cannot be taken away and I will be forever grateful to him for his gift. My prayers go out to Dr. Groesbeck and his family.
Don Johnson
October 30, 2009
We are saddened by your loss of Jess.
This is Erin from Granite Fabricators. I just wanted to let you know the work we are doing for you will be in honor of Jess. Larry has built the most beautiful cabinets for you with all the bells & whistles. You will love your new kitchen. We cannot wait for you to get your cabinets & granite counter tops. Jess will be looking down from heaven with a smile.
All the best to you and the boys. We will be praying for you.
Erin VanRy
October 29, 2009
My dearest Sylvia and Boys, I am so sad to hear of Jess' passing. I know your hearts must be breaking. Your family has always been an inspiration to our family. Your love for each other is wonderful. I know Jess will look over you all and always be near. As I will be, near if you ever need to talk. I will check with you soon. Bill and the boys send their love and support. Many hugs, until I can get to you, Kris Rowe
Kris Rowe
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