Jean Greenberger: 1930 – 2013

Apr 24, 2013
Jean Greenberger

Jean Greenberger passed away peacefully on April 17, 2013, a day filled with the family love she created.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla. on Dec. 11, 1930, she grew up in Kansas City, Mo., moved to Seattle in the ‘40s, then made Mukilteo her home for the last 22 years.

She is survived by grateful daughters Cecilia Greenberger (Bill), Nancy Moore (Bill), Janet Zars (Hugh); son Robert Greenberger; sister Marybeth Swartz; granddaughters Charlene, Frances and Emily; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

And to her friends, the amazing individuals and groups of people she has loved and been loved by, those known 60 plus years and those met in recent weeks – to all of you, we are so grateful and so happy you've known her.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Alfred Greenberger, and her sister Luann Pfeifer.

Jean was educated by living fully, Holy Names Academy, Seattle University and healthy curiosity.

Guided by her Catholic faith, she gave decades of her time and talents to each of the communities of St. Luke in Shoreline, St. John Mission Church in Mukilteo, and St. Vincent de Paul in Everett.

Fueled by her intellect, she learned about the world, its natural places, peoples, politics and faiths through travel; played bridge with the best; was an accountant in downtown Seattle in her early and late career years; and business manager for St. Luke Church and School for 13 years.

Always strong, she golfed with the guys; camped in the Cascades and Kenya; rafted Alaska and the Amazon; and rode the horse, camel, elephant and zipline.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on April 27 at 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Mission Church in Mukilteo. A reception will follow.

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