Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Jean Ann Toyer passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2013. Born in Seattle, WA on June 27, 1946 to parents Joe and Alice Moore, Jean Ann graduated from Monroe High School, Monroe, WA. With the aide of her girlfriend Suzanne Imbeau, she met and subsequently married her husband of 46 years, Richard H. Toyer. Jean Ann and Richard married just a week before he shipped out to serve a year in Vietnam. Jean Ann graduated from Central Washington State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She initially taught PE at Central Washington State College, did substitute teaching at several elementary schools, managed a Tennis Club in Everett and then went on to manage her husband's accounting practice. Subsequently she filled various temp positions before retiring in April 2005 due to her health.
After Richard graduated from Central Washington State College in 1973, Richard and Jean Ann settled in Lake Stevens, WA where their beloved son David K. Toyer was born. Jean Ann being the consummate planner, loved planning many activities including gatherings with her girlfriends of 60 years and other long-time friends and family. She was a die-hard list maker as her husband can attest to the many "Honey-Do" lists prepared for his benefit. She was a hostess extraordinaire; an exemplary friend; a fierce prayer warrior for those in time of illness or difficulties; and above all a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she also loved scribing a plethora of thank you notes for any kindness shown towards or for her.
Jean Ann is preceded in death by her parents Joe and Alice Moore. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard H. Toyer of Everett, WA; son and daughter-in-law David and Heather Toyer of Burlington, Iowa; as well as her grandchildren Henry, Abby and Ian of Burlington, Iowa; as well as her Mother-in-law, Bertha Gilmore of Startup, WA. Jean Ann leaves many extended family members and many, many great friends too numerous to all name. They all share the one common denominator though, being loved by Jean Ann Toyer; an experience not to be missed.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26,2013 from 10:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, 1702 Pacific Ave. in Everett, WA. Funeral services will commence at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave. in Everett, WA on Thursday, June 27 at 1:00p.m.; Jean Ann's 67th birthday. Immediately following the graveside committal, a celebration of her life will be held at the Everett Golf and Country Club.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.