Jean B. Christoffersen died peacefully at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Silverdale March 18 at age 94. She was born March 13, 1927 in Seattle to Dr. Olaf and Norma Christoffersen, who preceded her in death along with her two brothers, Olaf and William; and is survived by several nieces and nephews. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir, at weddings and on special occasions.
Jean attended private school and the University of Washington where she pursued a nursing career. She graduated from Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago, in 1950, becoming a CRNA (nurse anesthetist). She worked with her father, a surgeon, in Seattle and then at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton from where she retired. Jean lived on the Key Peninsula until her move to Bremerton a couple of years ago.
Jean was an avid University of Washington Huskies fan and held season tickets. She loved the outdoors, was a hunter, and loved her horses, Fred and Cutter. She participated in the Great Montana Centennial Cattle Drive of 1989 herding approximately 2,800 head of cattle.
She served on the Rodeo Committee of the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede for 20 years. Jean was very active in the Key Peninsula Veterans Group, a service organization to benefit veterans in the local area. She was involved in the preparation and observance of Memorial Day at the Vaughn Cemetery.
At her request there will be no service. She would have loved a donation to any veteran organization. Those who knew her are glad she was in our lives and we miss her. Aloha dear friend.
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