Jean Rose Ushakoff

August 13, 2013

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June 24, 1922 – July 17, 2013

Jean Ushakoff

Jean Ushakoff

Jean (Jeannie) Rose Ushakoff passed away peacefully at home in Sequim, surrounded by family July 17 at the age of 91.

Jean is predeceased by her husband Vladimir; sons Jimi and Joe Beery; stepson Michael Ushakoff; and grandson, Michael Beery.

Jean is lovingly remembered by her daughters Kathi and Bobi Beery, Jackie Beery-Cuthbertson and stepdaughter Peggy Ushakoff; son-in-law Frank Cuthbertson; and daughter-in-law Dale Beery. Jean leaves many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jean was born in Yakima on June 24, 1922, and graduated from Selah High School. After raising five children and mothering numerous others, Jean worked outside the home for 20 years. While working, she met and fostered many lifetime friendships. After retiring, Jean started Raging River Llamas on her Fall City farm, where she raised and showed llamas for 17 years.

Jean learned to ride a horse early in life and loved horses. She rode many a trail in Eastern Washington’s Okanogan country. Jean also enjoyed camping, fishing, gourmet cooking, reading, photography, entertaining, gardening, animals, traveling, writing poetry and volunteering. Jean’s last ride was in the White Mountains of Arizona on her third 20-mile horse roundup, when she was 80. To honor her ability and tenacity, the cowboys named her “The Legend.”

The graveside service of remembrance was held at Fall City Cemetery, Fall City, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27. As Jean requested, a Celebration of Life will take place afterward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carnation Food Bank, Carnation.

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