Jean Brewer peacefully went home to the Lord on Saturday, November 13. "I will dwell in the house of the lord forever" Psalm 23:6. Jean spent her early years in Minnesota with her sisters, Joyce and Beverly, and her parents James and Elsie. She was small but mighty and didn't let anything stop her. She had an active and adventurous spirit and collected a mass of stories of her experiences growing up in a small town during the Great Depression.  Her parents were hard working. Her family's journeys took her to California and then settled in for her adulthood in Spokane. Jean's talent was with numbers, and she loved accounting work. She met Bill, a handsome man serving in the military. He became her husband, and they were married for 63 years until his passing in 2019. They had two daughters, Barbara and Patricia, that they adored. Jean was committed to being present in their lives. She volunteered at their school, was a PTA leader, organized school carnivals and the list goes on. To her family's comfort, Jean was baptized and a woman of strong faith. She loved serving the Lord and was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for over fifty years. On the alter committee she'd spend hours planning, preparing, and caring for the alter and communion items. Jean walked her talk and always supported her family in their faith and relationships with Christ. She treasured the life-long friendships that church fellowship brought her and Bill. If you had the pleasure to meet Jean, you would immediately know that she cared about everyone. She didn't hesitate to "put on a pot" of coffee, share a sweet snack and catch up with whomever dropped by. She was the best listener! Socially, she was active and gave of her time for many years as a wheelchair bowling volunteer (bowling was a past-time passion of hers). She encouraged and championed Bill in his leadership roles serving Spokane for over 40 years with Hillyard Lions Club and Lions International. Jean and Bill traveled and enjoyed their time with her sister, Joyce and husband, Henning. There was not a time when she wasn't busy doing something or helping take care of grandkids and great-grandkids. The Brewer's home was the place to be every Christmas Eve as she fostered the best traditions that we will all carry forever in our hearts. True to her incredible, beautiful self, she remained jovial, loving, and kind through it all. She was an amazing mom, dedicated wife, heartwarming grandmother, giving aunt, and devoted great-grandmother. We would not be the people we are today if it were not for her guidance, advice, and influence. Jean's family is grateful to the trustworthy, caring, and attentive staff of Purity's Calico Cottage #3 Adult Family Home and to Hospice of Spokane's talented staff that watched over her the past few months. Jean will be dearly missed by Barbara and Larry Havens; Patricia and Jacson Furman; Julia Havens (Grayden and Karlaina); Kendall and Joani Havens; Heather and Matthew Pippenger (Talan and Peyton); and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family will be hosting a small memorial gathering at the Fairmount Memorial Park Chapel (W. 5200 Wellesley, Spokane, WA 99205) on December 3, 2021 at 1PM. Masks required. In lieu of flowers, please make a kind donation to Hospice of Spokane, via check mailed to PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.
Published by Spokesman-Review on Nov. 28, 2021.
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Memorial Gathering
Fairmount Memorial Park Chapel
W. 5200 Wellesley, Spokane, WA
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