Jean Marie Wachter
Jean Marie Wachter
  • May 4, 1927 - December 3, 2017
  • Alexandria, Virginia

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Jean Marie Wachter passed away on December 3, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born in Erie Pennsylvania on May 4, 1927.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Wachter; and daughter, Wanda Valarie Wachter and her husband, David Ray Sullivan. Jean was preceded in death by son, Robb Wachter; daughter, Deborah Jean Wachter, and brother, John W. DeBold, Jr.
Her homemaker history of 66 years includes 24 years as a United States Air Force wife. She was also a lifelong artist who at age 16 did illustrations in a book written by a Chinese missionary's daughter. In high school she was given many special art projects and in later life served nine years under four Presidents of the US as a volunteer decorating for State Dinners at the Whitehouse. Decorating at the Blair House for Christmas for 18 years kept her talents active along with creating and building many theme show stages and scripts for her husband's annual Barbershop Harmony programs.
Her art work has been distributed for 63 years in the form of original hand painted Christmas cards sent to over 125 friends yearly. Cards are often kept for display each year as pieces of art.
She successfully designed three additions to the family home in Alexandria. These additions combined with her beautiful gardens and unique decking designs have resulted in a "one of a kind" contemporary home.
Visitation will be held from 11 AM until 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Demaine Funeral Home at 520 S Washington St in Old Town Alexandria. A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, with a reception to follow at 1:30.
The Burial Mass will be held at 10:30 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at St Louis Catholic Church, 2907 Popkins Ln, Alexandria, VA 22306 with a burial at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jean's memory to the Mount Vernon Chapter of BHS, C/O Lou Manfre at 7608 Elmore Ln, Bethesda, Md 20817.