Mary Jean Hitchcock

Mary Jean “Boss” Hitchcock

Mary Jean Hitchcock passed away Sunday August 10, 2008. She was born in Akron, Ohio August 25, 1923, her parents William & Ruth Balsley and a sister Frances Warner, all deceased.Mary Jean Hitchcock entered the Marines October 1, 1943 and discharged honorably as a Sergeant August 1, 1945. She worked all her life as a beauty operator, waitress, hostess and cashier, being 82 years old when she retired. She was president of Auburn Eagles Auxiliary, member of Auburn Elks, Moose and Ameri-can Legion which she served her community. Her husband Lewis Hitchcock, deceased was the love of her life. They had many happy years and traveled a lot. She has three daughters, Melodie Capps & her partner Jimmy Kleary who reside in Medford, Oregon, Marsha Childers of Tacoma, Washington, & Maribeth Jarvis & her husband Stan in Gustavus, Alaska. “Boss” also has a beloved friend & companion Jack Newcomb from Kent, Wash-ington whom we want to thank for being a special part of her life and his devotion to seeing her every day while in Canterbury Rest Home in Auburn.Her family includes four grandchildren Tanya Vaughn & husband Ron of Enumclaw, Washington, Timothy Capps from Medford, Oregon, Jeffrey Jarvis & wife Dena from Las Vegas, Nevada & Carl Jarvis & wife Terra from Boulder City, Nevada. There are six great-grandchildren, Rachell Sims, Riley Sims, Justin Capps, Calindrai Jarvis, Michael Per-don, Marissa Bruchu Contesse & Penelope Jarvis. Her resting place is Auburn Mountain View Cemetery with her ashes in with her husband Lewis Hitchcock.Mary Jean’s nickname was “Boss” which she like to call her family members & friends. She was healthy, happy, hard working, very gener-ous, caring and loving mom to us and wonderful grandma.We would like to give a very “special thanks” to Tanya Vaughn her granddaughter for a loving attention, errands and visits caring for her grandma at the Canterbury Rest Home in Auburn. We love you now and forever “Boss” and we’ll see you in heaven.