Jean Bancroft, of Snoqualmie Ridge, passed away on October 18, 2009 at the Hospice Center in Kirkland. Jean was born on September 1, 1939 in Salinas, California. She was raised in Salinas but moved to Fresno her senior year in high school. At Fresno State College, she met and married Ed Bancroft on July 23, 1960.Jean and Ed had 2 children, Lori Loranger of Arlington, WA and Mike Bancroft of Aptos, CA. They have 3 grandchildren, Amanda Bancroft of San Jose, CA, Jacob Bancroft of Aptos, CA and Megan Loranger of Arlington, WA. She was a great wife, loving mom and treasured grandma. Her older sister Janet Tranah of Missouri also survives Jean.She was a medical secretary for 39 years in Palo Alto, CA. She enjoyed singing in the choir at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 11 years. Her hobbies included gardening, stain glass and sewing. She also enjoyed walking along the ocean collecting rocks and seashells. Reading and taking pictures were also interests of hers. She enjoyed traveling in Europe and Canada and the US. The last 2 years she was fighting cancer.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14 at 1:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle are welcome.