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Official Obituary of

Jeannette Marie (Finney) Esser

July 31, 1940 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Jeannette Esser Obituary

Jeannette Marie Esser passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. She was 82 years old. She passed peacefully with her loving husband of 33 years, Tom Esser at her side.

Her parents, Alfred & Jacqueline (Shaw) Finney, and the father of her daughters, John Benjamin Jones, predeceased Jeannette.  

Her husband Tom Esser of Puyallup, WA, brother Eugene Finney (Willie) of Sun Lakes, AZ and one niece Shannon Finney of Kansas City, MO survives her. 

She is the mother of four children. Two biological children, Colleen Marie Jones-Lamar (Joe) of Turlock, CA and Leslie Ann Johnson (Jeffrey) of Odessa, WA.  She is blessed with two children from her marriage to Tom, Bridget Zehring of Seattle & Tony Esser (Tawny) of Bellingham, WA.

She has three grandsons Joseph, Brett & Allen LaMar of Turlock, CA, a granddaughter Adeline Esser of Bellingham, WA, grandson Austin Johnson of Federal Way, WA, granddaughter Tianna Johnson (Austin) of Auburn, WA & grandson Josh Johnson (Kimi) of Covington, WA. She has five great grandchildren: Keira, Liam, Declan, Eliana & Remy.

Fondest memories are of the summers spent at our family’s properties on Summit Lake. Mom loved to sunbathe back in the day. Mom was an avid gardener spending hours tending to her flowers. She had a huge heart and love for animals; all of her pets were rescues. I know Nila (their dog, a rescue) is going to miss you so much.

There will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jeannette’s name to one of these organizations.  www.aspca.org or www.heart.org/donate









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