Our community lost a bright light on August 28, 2022. Jeanette was the co- founder of Five Star Painting of Federal Way. Over the years, she was involved in the Olympic View Elementary PTA, Decatur High School Senior Trip Committee, Todd Beamer Booster Club, volunteered at the Multi-Service Center Food Bank, a committee member of the MSC Crab Feed & Auction and many years of serving ministries at Brooklake Church that served the church and our community.
Jeanette Kathrene Koubele, 59, was the wife of Terry Koubele and they were married at the Des Moines United Methodist Church, May 18, 1985. They started dating at age 15, together for over 40 years. Jeanette was born October 10, 1962, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Gerald and Kathrene Gift.
She attended Lake Dolloff Elementary, Kilo Jr. High and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1981. Jeanette studied at Highline Community College before starting her career,
In her high school years, Jeanette was very active in the TJ’s Drill Team, FBLA, Job’s Daughters and DeMolay and eventually became State Sweetheart for DeMolay. This youth group is where she met her soulmate, Terry.
Jeanette’s career began working for Produce Wholesale and then began working for PHA Insurance, as a Group Insurance Representative, then she began working at Nordstrom Rack. Then she began the most important career of being a Mom for 20+ years, before starting the family business, Five Star Painting of Federal Way & Tacoma.
Jeanette will be remembered for her kindness, beautiful smile, love of helping people, being the silent, but influential, owner of Five Star Painting of Federal Way and Tacoma. But mostly, she will be remembered for being the best Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, and Nana on this earth.
She is survived by her loving husband, Terry; children Shana Biggs (Kurt) and Nicholas Koubele; grandchildren Paisley and Bradley; her Mother, Kathrene Gift; siblings Jerry Gift and James (Debra) Gift; and her nephew Chance Gift.
The memorial service will be held at Brooklake Church, 629 S. 356th ST Federal Way, WA 98003 at 11:00 am. There will be luncheon following the service.
In lieu of flowers:
Jeanette would have wanted donations to go towards helping Veterans. The money raised goes to Northwest Battle Buddies who gift professional trained service dogs to Veterans battling PTSD, helping them regain their freedom and independence.
You can donate in her memory by going directly to NW Battle Buddies. Here is a link or you can scan the QR Code: https://northwestbattlebuddies.salsalabs.org/jeannettekoubele/index.html