Else Gerd Jastad

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Else Jastad

Else Gerd Jastad passed away peacefully on March 17th, 2020

Born in Farsund, Norway October 6th, 1942.

She is Survived by her husband Jan Jastad.

Brothers Kjell Biktjorn and Syvert Biktjorn.

Sisters Marie Andersen, Sissel Roynestad and Ingrid Bjunes.

Children Kurt Jastad and Nancy and Husband Jostein Galdal.

She leaves behind her grandchildren Dylan Jon Jastad and Amie Galdal.

Else was one of 11 children. Raised on a farm. She came to the United States in 1961. Worked as a maid in New York and Florida. She later worked as a care giver and in catering for 26 years. Worked diligently as a home maker, wife, mother and grandmother.

She married Jan in 1966 and started her family in New York. Moved the family to Alaska in 1971 then Seattle area in 1976.

Else was a hard working, thoughtful, big hearted woman. She always put others needs before her own. She was never afraid to speak her mind. She could be stubborn as heck yet loving like no other. She loved having her family around her.

Else took pride in gardening and loved antiquing.

She was taken suddenly from us but will always be in our hearts.

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak we will announce a celebration of life at a later date.

In addition please refrain from sending any flowers and/or such at this time.

Thank you

8 Responses to “Else Gerd Jastad”

  • Lynetta and Dave Hollingworth says:

    Thanks for sending this beautiful announcement. Else will live forever in our hearts.

  • Mark Robson says:

    RIP Dear Aunty Else
    The family sends are love.
    Mom Lily Veronica John and Mark Robson

  • Paul Mitchell says:

    My dear friend, coffee and cigarettes waiting for sunrise, Saturday mornings will not be the same without you. Nor will any other day.

  • Inger Robson & John Robson says:

    Beautiful pictures, thank you
    The family sends our love, and will always remember the many happy times with Elsa and Jastad family.
    John Robson & Inger Ronson

  • Wendy Adams says:

    I will miss Else so much. She was always such a kind, thoughtful, giving woman and the neighborhood will not be the same without her. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Homer says:

    I have felt a great loss with Else departure I always remember when I was sick and she would make me some home remedies always worried about me that just show what a caring character she had I will greatly miss her

  • Robert Maillet says:

    My condolences, we disagreed a lot but but she was a special lady will be missed.

  • Kim Lemke and family says:

    Else is and will always be an amazing lady in my world. She taught me so many great life lessons, along with ideas that truly helped. She gave me so much courage, strive for perfection and tons of serious tear filled eyeballs, belly laughs. She was such a beautiful woman inside and out! I am so grateful for the time I shared with her and there is not a day that is not “Elsefied” 🙂 and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
    My sincere condolences, love and support for her fabulous family and all who were lucky enough to know her.

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