In loving memory of Janet (Nelson) Rumsey, who passed away April 4th, 2019.
Janet (Nelson) Rumsey was born in Seattle, 11/9/21, to George and Elsa Nelson. She grew up in the Montlake area, attending Garfield High School and the University of Washington, where she met future husband, John Rumsey. Janet belonged to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority (member for 79 years) & later completed her BA in sociology. She lived most of her life in Seattle, Bellevue and Bothell, with the exception of 2 stays in Hawaii where her husband completed work projects. Their marriage lasted 64 years, till 2007, when she lost John to cancer. They had 4 children and Janet was a devoted mother, striving for the best for her children.
Janet had several bookkeeping & clerical positions, but was most active as a volunteer for nonprofit organizations, including Children’s Hospital Guild, Green Horns Arboretum Garden Club, and the Honolulu Symphony, where she served as President of their Women’s Association.
Janet had many diverse interests. She enjoyed memberships in the Sunset Club and a women’s investment club. She was an avid bridge player and tennis player (lifetime member of the Seattle Tennis Club,) often joining husband John in mixed doubles. Janet was always active in the church and was still participating in a Bible study group in her 90’s.
Janet is survived by her younger sister, Marjorie (Nelson) Walske, her children – John (Maureen) Rumsey, Michael (Judy) Rumsey, Frances Mack, and Rebecca (Dennis) Mefford, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchilden.
On-line remembrances may be made at CascadeMemorial.com