January 25, 1931 - March 23, 2021 Jean was born to James and Emma Edwards January 25, 1931 in Great Falls, Montana. She passed peacefully at home with her daughters by her side March 23. Jean spent most of her childhood in the mining town of Neihart, MT. The family moved to Mount Vernon where Jean graduated from high school. She met Bill Wilcox at a Mount Vernon Moose Hall dance. They cut a pretty mean rug on the dance floor. They married in 1949 and started their life together in Newhalem, where Bill worked on the Gorge Dam. They soon started their family and set out on many camping adventures. Once the Gorge job was over, they moved to the Mount Vernon area, where they stayed. Bill and Jean were life-long members of the Moose Club and The Eagles. They enjoyed camping with their camping club, RV trips visiting national parks, happy hours with friends, and spending time with their family. They took many trips with lifelong friends Bev and David. Jean was a working mom when the kids got older. She worked retail at JC Penney and The Emporium, eventually working in the licensing department of Skagit County, from which she retired. Jean was in a bowling league for many years and enjoyed traveling around the state with her team to tournaments. Family meant everything to Jean and she was always there for them, to help however she could. Both Bill and Jean were fortunate to retire early and had many years to enjoy their time exploring the United States and recreating closer to home. Jean is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Jerry) Hahn, and Barbara Knowlton; sister Joanne and brothers Richard and John; grandchildren Amy, Summer, Cass, Jess, Nathan and Kaia; multiple great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and her sons Jim and Dave, sister Doris and brother Bill. Jean was able to stay at home until she passed thanks to the caring and wonderful people of Hospice of the Northwest. They gave Jean and her family comfort in so many ways. If you would like to make a donation in memoriam, contributions to Hospice of the Northwest would be greatly appreciated. Per Jean's wishes, there will be a party outdoors when weather permits.

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