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Rainier Valley Community Remembers Jean Veldwyk

by Chamidae Ford


On Sunday morning, South Seattle lost a beloved member of the community. Jean Veldwyk, 89, died peacefully in her sleep. 

Veldwyk was a staple to the community, regarded as a determined and focused woman who broke many glass ceilings in her lifetime. 

A Seattle native, Veldwyk graduated from Franklin High School and opted to stay in the area. In 1962 she founded her own real estate company, Jean VelDyke Realty.

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