Jean H. Sitton


Former Bremerton resident, Jean H. Sitton, 87, passed away on October 2, 2014 on Vashon Island, WA. Jean was born on November 5, 1926 to Armin and Leola (Jensen) Jahr in Big Timber, MT. She graduated from Great Falls High School in Great Falls, MT Jean went on to attend Colorado Women's College and the University of Washington and was a proud member of the Gamma Phi Sorority.

Jean married Dr. John R. Sitton on December 13, 1948 in Seatle. In addition to raising their children, Jean was office manager in the Office of Student Affairs at Washington State University and Olympic College.

Outside of her professional life, Jean enjoyed being involved in Children's Orthopedic Hospital, P.E.O, Kitsap Golf and Country Club, and Kitsap County Canine Corp. Jean also traveled extensively around the world, was an avid golfer, bridge player and a lover of cats and animals of all kinds.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Armin Jahr, Jr.

Jean's memory will live on with her son, John Sitton (Cindy Hjelmaa) of Bremerton, WA; daughter, Shawna Sitton of Vashon Island, WA; grandchildren, John S. Sitton IV, Stephanie L. Sitton and Courtney B. Hjelmaa; and three great-grandchildren.

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