Jeanette Marie Varloe, 78, Surrey, died Monday, June 3, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Jeanette was born May 17, 1935, at Minot, the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Gjerde) Bjorke. She was raised and educated at Surrey and graduated from Surrey High School in 1953. She was employed at F.W. Woolworth in Minot for eight years and also babysat for Minot area families.
Jeanette was united in marriage to Arthur "Art" Varloe on Oct. 26, 1960, in Minot. They made their home in Minot until 1963, when they moved to Surrey. Jeanette was employed at Surrey Public Schools as a cook for a number of years. In 1989, she began employment with Trinity Homes in Minot as a cook until retiring in 1997.
Jeanette was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Surrey, as well as the Women of the Moose and Eagles Auxiliary, both of Minot, the Surrey Senior Citizens and volunteered in a number of capacities in the church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, camping and doing crossword puzzles. She never turned down a card game with family and friends, especially whist, spades and rummy.
Her loving family includes: husband of 52 years, Art; daughter, Brenda (Wilton) McCoy, Minot; son, Brian Varloe, New Town; grandchildren, Farah (Jesse) Hystad, Alicia (Chris) Simonson, Kendra (Tyler) Johnson-McLaurin, Chelsee (Robert) Dotson; great-grandchildren, Tilynn, Kianna, Tommy, Aubrianna, Monica and Elijah; sister, Arlene (Gordon) Christianson, Minot; and several nieces and nephews.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Butterfield; brothers, Clem, Owen, Orland, Omar and an infant brother, Gary.
Funeral service: Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 9 a.m. in Hope Lutheran Church, Surrey.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, June 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: In lieu of flower or plants, the family prefers memorials be designated to Hope Lutheran Church, Surrey.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com)