Jeanette 'Jean' (Sielaff) Stocking Huet
Published on -1/9/2013, 2:28 PM
Jeanette "Jean" (Sielaff) Stocking Huet, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
She was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Ravenna, Neb., to Robert and Margaret Sielaff. She obtained a degree in psychology and economics. As a young adult in 1945, she joined the Coast Guard as a SPAR.
She married William Stocking. They lived in Alaska from the fall of 1949 until they moved to Colorado in 1951. She worked for the Bureau of Reclamation and lived in Nebraska and New Mexico. She later married Donald Huet in 1961, and they moved to Hays. After retirement, she moved to Fairfield Bay, Ark., then to Kearney, Mo., and eventually Madres, Ore.
She was Worthy Grand Matron for the Order of Eastern Star for the state of Kansas in 1975 and chairman of the Heart Foundation committee worldwide from 1985 to 1988.
She enjoyed traveling and visited 20 countries and most of the United States.
Survivors include a son, Joel Huet and wife, Tina; three daughters, Katherine Black, Nancy Collins and husband, Don, and Jenell Crane and husband, Matt; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Joan Clarke; and two grandchildren, Clint and Allison.
Services are pending.
Donations are suggested to Alzheimer's Association.