Jo Ann Neel

March 14, 1943July 1, 2018

Jo Ann Neel, was born March 14, 1943 to Ralph & Doreen Jacobson in Fargo, N.D.

After high school she moved to Wisconsin and had and had her first son Scott in 1962. In 1963 she moved back to Fargo with her son then to Alaska and eventually settled in NW Washington. Not long after attending beauty school she met Ronald Neel through mutual friends and they married in March of 1970. Ron had a son Brent, & the four of them made their family home in Tracyton, WA. Jo opened her own hair salon on Chico way in 1971. In 1983 She moved on to the Central Kitsap school district working as the high school attendance secretary until her retirement in 2007 She was a long standing WAEOP member and also served as president during her tenure. Jo was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by sister Bunnie, brother Ralph, two sons, 6 grand children, 10 great grand children and 1 great, great grand child. She also had several nieces, nephews and extended family that she loved and shared herself with. She enjoyed camping, fishing, quilting and shopping. Jo Ann will always be remembered for her stubborn determination, never afraid to roll up her sleeves to pitch in. She had a very kind and generous heart and would never let a kid go without the necessities during her watch. She told us towards the end that she had a pretty good run. Just know we will always love you Mom, Sister, Grandma, Auntie, Jo, Joey, Josie girl. Thanks for letting us be a part of your run and thanks for the memories!


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Jo Ann Neel

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