Jessica Doreen Liepins, Daughter of David and Nancy Mosses, Mother of Nancy Craig, Arnold “McGregor” Stapnes, Step Mother to Thomas (Pam) Liepins, Patricia (Fernando) and Donna Ravnic, Sister to David Mosses, Grandmother to Karlina (Jeremy) Stowe, Tamara Packard, Kristiana and Alexander Stapnes, Erik Ravnic and Daniella Rezler, and Great Grandmother to Genevieve and Elizabeth Stowe, Remy & Milly Rezler and Beloved Wife of Ziedonis Liepins passed away peacefully on June 4th 2018 at the age of 82. In her last days she was continually visited by friends and family who meant everything to her and who were a great comfort in her last days.
Jessica was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on December 6, 1935. At an early age she moved to Granville, in the Yukon Territories, where she and her brother and parents, lived in a small log cabin, while her father worked in the gold fields. In later days, she would remember these times as some of her fondest memories. The Mosses family later moved to Burnaby B.C where she attended high school, interspersed with time living with her beloved Grandmother, Elizabeth Edith Francis, in Princeton B. C. While attending business School in Seattle Jessica met Arnold R. Stapnes whom she married in 1953, having two children, Arnold and Nancy. In 1968 Jessica moved to Issaquah where she lived for the rest of her life. In 1975, Jessica married Ziedonis Liepins, spending the next 43 years experiencing life’s adventures together.
In 1962 Jessica began a career in the Airline Industry that would become one of her passions in life. She started with West Coast Airlines in 1962, and retired from Northwest airlines in 2000. This career allowed her to pursue one of her other great passions, travel. Jessica traveled throughout the world creating adventures for herself and many others.
When Jessica was not traveling, you would more than likely find her pursuing her other loves in life, creating an exquisite home, planning and conducting lavish parties filled with friends and family, creating beautiful floral arrangements and paintings and shopping for treasures. Jessica also had a passion for politics and books and would engage in any conversation with insight and wit.
However, after all is said and done, Jessica’s ultimate passion and love had nothing to do with travel, flowers and things, her first and foremost passion were her family and friends. She was a confidant, sounding board, pastor, guidance counselor, psychologist and provider of wisdom for everyone in her life. She shared burdens with tenderness, ease and grace and everyone in her life has been richer for it.
From an early age, Jessica set out to build a life of beauty and deep friendships, in this she was wildly successful. We are all thankful and grateful that she was part of each of our lives. She will be missed, each and every day.