Jean Baty, 91, died Oct. 14, 2017, with her family by her side in Everett, Wash.
She was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Lake Stevens to Marion and Evelyn Hunter.
She graduated from Langley High School in 1945 and went on to become a missionary where she traveled to Japan and met the love her life. She married John “Bud” Baty in 1956.
Within a year of being married they settled down on Beautiful Whidbey Island where they spent their years raising their three children. Jean was a dispatcher for the South Whidbey fire department for many years while her husband was a jack of all trades.
She was an active member of the South Whidbey Assembly of God Church, spent many of days volunteering and visiting friends at Brookhaven in Langley and always cared for her many grandchildren related and beyond.
Her interests included family, birdwatching, gardening and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy caring for children in the local community.
Jean is survived by her two brothers Orville and Donald Hunter, one son and his spouse, Sam and Margaret Baty; two daughters and their spouses, Sandy and Pat Patterson, Cherry and Wayne Cooper; and eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband John “Bud” Baty, one sister Janis Fiske and three brothers Laurence, Duane and David Hunter.