Barbara “Barb” P. Jorgensen, 82, passed away at home on August 21, 2019, in Marysville, WA with her loving family surrounding her.
Barb was born in Vancouver, BC to Mary and Leonard Cook on May 3, 1937. In 1959 she married the love of her life, George “Len” Jorgensen. They moved to Everett, WA in 1961 when Len got a job with GTE. Their son John was born in 1962 and daughter Diana was born the following year. In 1976 Barb became a US citizen and began a career as a D.A. Duryee Real Estate Agent in 1978. Sadly, Len passed away in 1995. Barb then relocated to Chelan, WA for many years and recently returned to live in Snohomish County.Barb enjoyed travelling, baking, crafting, the Seahawks and a good laugh. She had quite a sweet tooth and a bag of M&;Ms were never far out of her reach. Barb believed in giving back to her community and providing service to those who needed it, so she volunteered with various organizations throughout herlife. But above all else, Barb cherished her family and friends. She was “Nana” to so many. Her home was open to all and those who crossed the threshold were made to feel that it was their home too. That was Barb’s magic.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents Mary and Leonard Cook; brother, Leonard Cook; sister, Betty Ann (Cook) Marshall; and her beloved husband of 36 years, Len Jorgensen. She is survived by brother Wayne Cook (Anne); son, John Jorgensen (Stacy); daughter, Diana Loera (Davi); grandchildren, Tiffany Jorgensen, Nicole Jorgensen, Danika Dunn (Tyler), Reese Jorgensen, Kaley Jorgensen, Nico Loera, Gino Loera, Angelo Loera; great-grandchildren Amir Almaly, Amina Robinson, Alexis Mestas, Alyssa Jorgensen; and many other family members and friends.
The family would like to extend their thanks and acknowledge the staff, especially the nurses, that cared for Barb at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.
A celebration of Barb’s life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Everett Yacht Club, 404 14 th St, Everett, WA 98201.
In lieu of flowers, donations to EvergreenHealth Foundation (www.evergreenhealthfoundation.com) to support the Hospice program in honor of Barb would be greatly appreciated.