Jean Suttle passed away peacefully on December 15, 2015 in Roseville California.
She was born in Winnipeg, Canada to Edward and Mary Suttle on June 16 1931. Her Father Edward Suttle passed away on Dec 25,1939 when Jean was only eight years old. Jean was the youngest of her three sisters, Mary, Katherine and Agnes and brother Wilford.
Jean met the Love of her life Al Jonah when she was 15 and dated him until into her twenties. Later in the early 50’s Jean and her mother Mary moved to Los Angeles to be close to her older sister Katherine her husband Paul and their four daughters.
Jean began her Airline Career in Alaska in the early 60’s as a flight attendant with Air Cordova. While stationed in Anchorage she survived the devastating 1964 Alaskan earthquake with only one broken ashtray. She later went to work for Hughes Airwest and moved to Foster City CA. Hughes Air West was acquired by Northwest Airlines and she then moved to Minneapolis as an auditor for Northwest where she finished out her career. Upon retirement she happily returned to Foster City CA. Working in the Airline industry gave Jean the freedom to travel the world on adventures and to make many friends abroad along the way. Her travels included South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
In 2001 she sold her home in Foster City and moved to Sun City Lincoln Hills CA. There Jean had a wonderful circle of friends including Toni Callaway, Margret Hoffner, Gail Davis, BJ Lewis, Sandy Babkirk and Katie Wilson. They played cards regularly, had a birthday celebration group and Jean loved getting together for dinner and cocktails. She took exercise classes, learned to work with ceramics and stained glass and took in an occasional Dodger Game.
She is survived by her sister Ann Gordon of Tucson Arizona, nieces Judy Grimsman of Redondo Beach California, Patty Ritterhouse, Karen Ashley of Lacey Washington and Gail Ritterhouse of Olympia Washington.