Arlyn Jeannette Kinsey


Arlyn Jeannette Kinsey, 92, a resident of Reedsport and previously of Aberdeen, Washington, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013, of causes related to age.

Jeannie Kinsey was born on November 23, 1920, to J.B. and Arlyn (White) Hardy. She was raised and educated in the Seattle area. During World War II she went to work for Boeing, with a group of women known as the “Rivetting Rosies”. They worked from 1941 until 1945 when the war ended. She was very proud of her contribution to the war effort on the home front.

Jeannie was married to Rex B. Kinsey on January 20, 1955, in Centralia, Washington, and together they raised four boys.

She was a cook at Swansons Foods, where she worked until she was seventy-six years old.

Among her personal interests she loved all kinds of craft work. She crocheted, did leather tooling, pottery and ceramics, loved reading and her favorite pastime was doing the daily crossword puzzles in the paper.

Jeannie had a love of cats.

In March of 2012, she moved to the Reedsport, Oregon community to be near her son, Frank Kinsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sons, James and Charles Hatcher.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Frank and Sherry Kinsey of Lakeside, Oregon; son, David Hatcher, of Coos Bay, Oregon; as well as five grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.