SUZANNE MARIE (ROBY) JAHNS

Suzanne Marie (Roby) Jahns was born on January 16, 1947 to John and Francis Roby of Mt. Vernon, Washington. She spent her childhood in Burien/White Center before attending Whitworth College in Spokane where she married her first husband and had two children, Harold III and Alicia. She worked as a University Police dispatcher, a carpenter (one of the first female carpenters in the Kitsap County) and an Executive Assistant during her early adulthood before Suzanne went back to college to obtain dual Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Adult Education. She found joy and fulfillment as a teacher for eight years at Kings High School before assuming the role of an instructor traveling across the US.

Karl Jahns and Suzanne married in 1997 and continued a life of adventure as bowling center owners as well as working in remodeling and building houses and condos. The last eleven years of her life, while battling cancer and lupus, were filled with unsurpassed joy in family, friends, volunteering, and traveling. She succumbed to cancer with her family at her bedside in the evening of July 8, 2019.

Suzanne is survived by a loving husband, a son, a daughter and son-in-law, six grandchildren, two brothers, a sister and six nieces and nephews.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Obituaries

Donna Hansen | Obituary
Donna Hansen | Obituary

Donna Hansen | Obituary

Clyde Ray Bryner | Obituary

Clyde Ray Bryner | Obituary

E. Marvin (Marv) Johnson | Obituary

E. Marvin (Marv) Johnson | Obituary

Dorothy Atkinson | Obituary

Dorothy Atkinson passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on June… Continue reading

Valeria Joyce Hinish | Obituary

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother and friend to many passed… Continue reading

Ray Rogers | Obituary

Long time Federal Way resident Ray Lafayette Rogers passed on May 9,… Continue reading

James (Jim) Nannery | Obituary

In the company of his family, James (Jim) Nannery died peacefully in… Continue reading

Obituary: Edith Victoria Howard Hitchman

Obituary: Edith Victoria Howard Hitchman… Continue reading

Carol Baker | Obituary

Carol Baker passed away at her home in Auburn, WA on May… Continue reading

Most Read