Jean E. Iverson | Passages

POULSBO — Jean E. Iverson died Aug. 1. She was 70.

Jean was born on Dec. 10, 1941 in Seattle to Ernest and Georgie Pauline (Loving) Endress. She grew up on Beacon Hill in Seattle and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1960. On June 15, 1962, she married Jon C. Iverson in Seattle and in 1969 they moved to a home on Hood Canal.

Jean worked at United Telephone in Poulsbo, and later spent 19 years as a florist and owner of Jean’s Northend Florist on Front Street. In 2002, she became the memorialist for Iverson Monuments.

Jean was for many years a director of local teen pageants and was a member of the Miss Washington Pageant Committee. She and Jon were members of the Jaycees, Lions, Sons of Norway and West Sound Beekeepers. Jean loved travel, nature, flowers and never found a store she didn’t like. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband in 2002. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Brian) Felix of Silverdale and Kim (Kevin) Crane of Bremerton; grandchildren, Ryan, Eli, Kelsey and Kira; sisters, Janet (James) Lemmon of Port Ludlow and Mari (John) Tipps of Bonney Lake; and brother, Michael (Carla) Endress of Poulsbo.

A celebration of Jean’s life was held Aug. 9 at Silverdale Lutheran Church, with interment at Breidablik Cemetery. Memorial donations preferred to the Swank MS Foundation, P.O. Box 82254, Portland, OR 97282-0254. Donate online at

— Family of Jean E. Iverson


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