A Lasting Legacy
Jeanne Metzger’s Herald career was start of a lasting legacy. Longtime editor, who has died at 89, became a force for hospice care and community philanthropy.
An article by Julie Muhlstein
Jeanne Metzger, a Herald editor for decades, was a strong and savvy career woman at a time when it wasn’t the norm for a mother of four to work outside the home. She became an ardent advocate of hospice care, and a philanthropist whose generosity will leave a lasting legacy.
And her ferocious love for family and friends never waned.
At 89, she died Wednesday at her north Everett home. She had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer 18 months ago. Her last days were spent in the constant care of her daughters, Jan Brossman, Jo Metzger-Levin, Meg Metzger and Maddy Metzger-Utt.
Throughout her life, she was tied to her community, and especially the lives of her children and grandchildren.