Jean Troyer, devoted to her faith and family


Jean Troyer passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 27, 2017 in Edmonds, WA.  She is survived by her husband, Don; 4 sons Michael (Kathy Joe), Patrick, Daniel, and Thomas (Maureen), 3 daughters Kathleen (Jerry Graham), Donna (Rick Buyce Jr), and Sarah (Scott McCormick), 13 grandchildren Ryan, Bernard, Noelle, Lilli, Alex, Joshua, Andrew, Gwendolyne, Amy, Nicholas, Shannon, Jonathan and Mary, and her brother Joseph Gill.

Jean was born on June 25, 1938 in Seattle, WA to parents, Eileen and George Gill. She attended Immaculate for grade school and Holy Names Academy for high school, graduating in 1955. She married Don Troyer 58 years ago in January, 1959. They resided the majority of their marriage in a home on Queen Anne Hill, spent 5 years in Chehalis, WA when Don’s job moved back and forth from Seattle, and retired to a home in Rainier, WA for 15 years. In 2014, they moved to Edmonds to be closer to more family as Mom’s Alzheimer’s was advancing and the home and garden in Rainier became too much to maintain. Jean lived a life devoted to her Catholic faith, nurturing her family, and spreading joy wherever she went.

All are welcome to attend all services:

  • A Rosary Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 3rd at Holy Rosary church, 630 7th Avenue North, Edmonds WA 98020.
  • A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 4th at Holy Rosary church, followed by a reception at the church hall next door.
  • A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4th at Holyrood cemetery, 205 N.E. 205th St., Shoreline, WA 98155

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Franciscans for masses said for Jean can be made to:


One Reply to “Jean Troyer, devoted to her faith and family”

  1. To Mike & Family;

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I remember her fondly from our early years at St. Anne’s. They just don’t make them like her anymore.

    Deepest condolences,

    -Dan Shiels


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