Remembering Jan Ebersole

Jan Ebersole died peacefully at home June 25th surrounded by her family.

She had been in declining health for several years, particularly the last six months. Jan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 21, 1937. She graduated from the Cincinnati Art Academy before joining “Kennedy Kiddies” in the Peace Corps, serving in India from 1965-1967, where she taught young women about contraception. India was one of many places she lived, both abroad and in the U.S.

She married Terry Ebersole on June 9, 1969 in Oslo, Norway, a place they both loved. In 1971 they welcomed a daughter, Amy. In 1975 the family moved to Seattle where Jan was owner and designer of Puffin Productions producing a large variety of gift cards and paper gift items marketed nationwide.

In 1995 she retired and settled with Terry, on Guemes, making her a 26-year veteran of the island. Jan was involved in numerous island activities including membership on the Guemes Library Board, the Betty Crookes Scholarship Committee and designer of the Dog Island 10k Run t-shirt for many years. She is survived by her husband Terry, of 52 years; her “Darling Daughter“ Amy and her partner Amy “Sweet Tea” Tyler, and her granddaughter, “Sweet Girl”, Lyric, all of whom miss her more than words can ever express. The family wishes to thank her dedicated caregivers, Katie Lower and Theresa Campbell for the loving care and attention they gave both Jan and Terry, as well as the wonderful team from Hospice of the NW.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Jan, Saturday, August 28, 2-4 pm at the home of dear friends, Mickey McEachern and Michael Brown at 4366 Clark Point Road, Guemes Island. Jan's friends are invited to attend.

"Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, and out of an abundance of caution, the Celebration of Life for Jan Ebersole is cancelled and may be rescheduled to a later time when its safer to gather. "

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