Jean Caroline Jacoby Harding

Jean Harding left this earth and joined the Lord in heaven on April 2, 2016 in Redmond, Washington.  She was born May 4, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts to Pearl Bourden Jacoby and Stanley Jacoby.  At age 7 the family moved to Southern California, settling in Temple City.  Jean married Charles Harding in 1951 and prior to their divorce raised three children, Kathryn Harding Simmons (Richard E. Simmons); Robert S. Harding (Julia C. Harding) and John C. Harding (Ruth Harding).

In 1980 Jean moved from California to the Washington D.C. area and worked for various agencies including completing her career as an administrator for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  Jean moved to Redmond, Washington in 1998 to be near her son and family.  Jean was an active member at Bellevue Presbyterian Church serving as a Deacon and on many service and hospitality committees.  Jean was an avid reader and for many years an active member of Bible Study Fellowship.

In addition to her children, Jean is survived by her grandchildren Benjamin Harding (Marlena Zatloukal); Annemarie Harding Thornes (Jordan Thornes); Daniel Simmons; Krissy Simmons Faith (Tony Faith); Jeremy Harding and Deanna Harding; 3 great grandchildren; her brother and nieces.  Jean loved the Lord God Jesus, her family and her church family.

Her welcoming smile and tender spirit will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM on April 23, 2016 at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Ave., Bellevue, WA  98006

Memorial Gifts in Jean’s name may be made to:

Jubilee Reach Center
c/o Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Ave.,
Bellevue, WA  98006


3 Responses to “Jean Caroline Jacoby Harding”

  • Patt Sellen says:

    We will miss you dear lady, however, we rejoice knowing you are with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Marilyn Zachary Jacoby says:

    Jean and I considered ourselves “special sisters” and I will miss her immensely. When in CA, she always spent a few nights with me and we sat up late at night talking and catching up like a couple of teenagers at a PJ party. She was so proud of her family and loved unconditionally. I will miss her and cherish all the memories I have of her. I know she is at peace with her Lord. Lovingly, Marilyn

  • Gloria Hawkins says:

    Jean and I were “next door” neighbors and friends for 6 years. We shared a dedicated hall, where at the end our apartments were next to each other. She was always so welcoming, even when I would knock on her door to see if I could take her trash basket out, she would always invite me in! She will always be with me, the memories so comforting. Rest in peace, Jean. I love you.

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