Dorothy M. Jess

Dorothy (Dot) Jess, a well loved and respected resident of Brewster, passed away Thursday February 14, 2019 at her home.
She was born January 1, 1930 at Bullard, TX, the daughter of Madison and Mary Anne (Phillips) Stanley.
She was the sixth of seven children and the family moved to Washington State in 1943 where Dot attended Brewster School. She and her husband John of Pateros were married October 18, 1947. The couple had two children, Jacqueline of Kansas City, MO and Daniel (Carrie) of Post Falls, Idaho.
In 1963 the family moved into the home built by her husband John. A home filled with cherished memories.
Dot was beloved by all as she invested in each person with her outgoing personality, the most brilliant beautiful smile, and ways of easy humor & a contagious wit & wisdom. She walked in love and true interest in everyone she met. Her love for Jesus was a continual strength in her life.
In 2009, Dot was named "Citizen of the Year" for Brewster. She served as the Senior Center Site Director from May 10, 1995 until her retirement January 10, 2019. Prior to this Dot worked as a Mental Health counselor.
Dot is survived by her son Dan (Carrie) & Jacqueline, 3 grandsons, 3 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great grandchildren; a family filled with nieces and nephews, her dear sister-in-law Barbara Stanley and all of you whom she adopted with her love and devotion. We will all miss her warmth, joy, smile and caring heart but we know she is at peace in Heaven with those who were waiting for her.
A celebration of life service will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. from Barnes Chapel, with the Rev. John Mustoe officiating.
Inurnment will follow at the Locust Grove (Brewster) Cemetery. Immediately following the inurnment please join the family for a reception at the Brewster Senior Center. Cake and coffee will be provided by the family, but this will be a "potluck" affair, so please bring something to share with others, as Dot would want it!
Please leave any thoughts and memories for the family at www.barneschapel.com. Services are entrusted to Barnes Chapel of Brewster.

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