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Jessie Ann Hotes
By Kim | Published: October 10, 2013
Jessie Ann was born December 24, 1919, the first child of Milton D. Barash and Selma K Barash in Seattle WA. Jessie Ann had two younger brothers Daniel and David. Raised in North Capital Hill, Seattle Washington Jessie Ann attended Broadway High School and attended the University of Washington. She was a member of the Jewish sorority at the University of Washington and she was a lifelong fan of all things Husky purple and gold, especially the Husky Men’s Basketball program. Jessie Ann was a continuous season ticket holder for 65 years and was honored for her commitment by the University of Washington last year with an autographed Husky basketball which is prominently displayed in her home in Medina WA.
Jessie Ann married Herbert Haas and she became the loving mother of her daughter Pamela and son Richard. Divorced, Jessie Ann gracefully handled the raising of her two young children and caring for her Mother Selma after her father Milton passed away. Always the epitome of strength and class Jessie Ann persevered as a single mother at a time when such labels were not widely accepted socially. Tall, slender and poised Jessie Ann met Charles Martin Hotes (also a UW graduate) and they married in 1954. This loving union produced three more children for Jessie Ann and Charles. Sons – Scott, Charles Martin Jr and Daniel. As life’s challenges came and went Jessie Ann always rose to the occasion and showed all who knew her the poise and patience that defined her. With a family history of over 100 years in Seattle she was a fountain of knowledge of local society.
Jessie Ann was a capable and loyal person to know in the workplace. She worked for Frederick and Nelsons department store and Audits and Surveys a pioneering firm in the field of consumer data collection. She lived at various times in her life in Seattle, Vancouver BC, Burlingame (San Fran), Los Angeles, Mercer Island, Edmond, Medina, Mercer Island and Palos Verdes CA. She lived the last 28 years in Medina WA where she avidly read her favorite mystery novels and enjoyed her pet dogs. Jessie could always be counted on to voice her opinion on all topics and would always be there to support her family in any manner needed. Full of love and life experience she could easily provide a calming take on the crisis of the moment when others needed her. She loved to travel to London England and partake in one of her favorite pass times, bargain hunting. There was never a market that she didn’t enjoy visiting.
She reveled in her love of husky basketball and she and Charles would attend all home games and associated alumni functions. If you sat near her at a game her signature yell of “Get the ball” could be distinctly heard when the opposing team was in possession. Curious and adventurous Jessie Ann and traveled as far away as Tehran, Iran and Karachi, Pakistan ,Bahrain, Turkey, England, France, Belgium, Italy and Spain..
She and her husband Charles took care of each other with a level of devotion that is beyond rare. Jessie Ann Hotes will be missed by all that survive including her husband Charles, her sons Richard, Scott, Martin and Daniel. She loved her grandchildren David, Robert, Michael, Christopher, Jeffery, Jennifer and Ryan.