Jean Marie Medina


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Jean Medina

Jean Marie Medina, née Latourette Packo, passed in her sleep December 23 after spending a beautiful day with family in Bellevue Washington.

Jean was born in Seattle 3 May 1927 to Livingston Booth Latourette and Ruth Louisa Bailey who preceded her as well as her siblings (Harold Kenneth, Patricia Anne, Mary Lou, Therese Cecile), two husbands (John Edward Packo and Ronald Medina), and a son (Robert Erich Packo).

While at Whitman college as a member of the sorority delta delta delta with her sisters, Patty and Mary, she met John Packo, her husband and father to her children. They were married 16 Aug 1952. Four years later they welcomed their first son John David. Robert Erich and William Howard Latourette followed in 1958 and 1960.


Jean was an extremely dedicated and loving mother. After 25 years of marriage, her husband Jolm Edward Packo passed away in 1977. She was married to Ronald Medina from 1989 until Ronald’s passing in 2014.

Jean served with distinction on the staff of Congressman Joel Pritchard and Senator Dan Evans for many years. Jean enjoyed playing cards especially bridge, philanthropy, and being with her family whom she loved deeply.

Jean’s philanthropic heart led her to the Ryther organization which she served as president and was involved with multiple charities throughout her life. She was a tenacious and hard-working person dedicated to her profession, her friends and her family. She is remembered fondly for always being kind, thoughtful, and loving.

She is survived by her sons, John David Packo (Pamela), and William Howard Latourette Packo (Monique), daughter-in-law Bonnie Jean, three grandchildren (Moana Jean Packo, Julia Michelle Niver (Garrett), and John Donald Packo) as well as her great granddaughter Huntley Mae Niver and her much loved nieces and nephews.

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