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Janet Rose Downing Hintz
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BREMERTON — Janet Rose Downing Hintz succumbed to emphysema at her home in Bremerton. She was 65.

Jan was born at Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle at 6:37 a.m. on Feb. 4, 1948. She was the second child and only daughter of Rachel Ellen Woodcock and Herbert Lee Downing.

Jan was raised in Kodiak, Alaska and graduated high school in 1966. She earned a secretarial diploma from the Kinman Business University in Spokane in 1967.

Jan worked as a secretary at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Bremerton Naval Hospital. She was also an assessor for Kitsap County. Jan performed community service for the Campfire Girls, the First United Methodist Church, and the City of Bremerton Clerks Office. For pastimes, Jan enjoyed painting, photography and playing the piano. She enjoyed walks in nature along the ocean and in the mountains.

Jan was preceded in death by her father, Herbert; and mother, Rachel. She is survived by her ex-husband, Bill Hintz; and daughter, Christy Hintz.

Special thanks are extended to Diane Pearson, Jan's guardian since 2004 and caregiver for the last three years of Jan's life as she struggled with mental illness.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Sept. 19, 2:30 p.m., at Bremerton United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to any charitable organization. Sign the online guest book at

— Family of Janet Rose Downing Hintz


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