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Douglas Boyd Hurd, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his home in Kingston, Washington. He was born on April 15, 1947 and was 64 years of age.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Star of the Sea located 1335 Blaine Street, Port Townsend, WA.

Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.







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Penny Dora Brown, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at her home in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on October 11,1943 and was 68 years of age.

Penny is survived by her children: Ivy Berry (Steve), Diane Dozier (Kerry) and grandson Kyle Dozier all of Bremerton, Washington. She also leaves behind her best friend Diane Bedrosian.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception on Sunday, February 26th from 2-5 PM at Ivy's home. Please call Ivy or Diane for more information. Memorial contributions can be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Hilda J. Julian, passed away peacefully at age 94 on Feb 20th with her son at her side. She will be remembered by everyone she knew for her kindness, generosity and interest in others.

Born in Douglas, Alaska in 1917, she later moved to Seattle with her parents and two sisters. She met the love of her life, Arthur at a City Light sponsored picnic at Cottage Lake near Seattle. They were married for 70 wonderful years until his death in 2007. They shared many interests, including golfing and bicycling, and when living in Seattle going dancing every Friday was a highlight. While in Seattle they raised their one son, Mark. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1992 to be closer to their son and his wife and two grandsons.

Both Hilda’s and Art’s parents came to the United States from small villages within ten miles of each other in the far North Tyrolean region of Italy. They traveled to Italy to the towns of their families to stay with relatives on several occasions. They were both fluent speakers of the native dialect of the Val di Non and were on each visit made to feel immediately a part of the community, spending their time with relatives and locals visiting in the Piazza or helping in the fields.

Hilda worked for a trucking company in Seattle after graduating from Queen Anne High School. She was hired as a bookkeeper, but had to fill in on occasion driving from Seattle to Mount Vernon. She later worked at Rhodes Department Store, Seattle Trust and Savings Bank and then Safeco Insurance Company. One of her many passions was gardening and her yard was a showstopper when in full bloom. She loved animals and had several dogs over the years but none could compare with her beloved Molly, a darling Cairn terrier who kept her company day and night.

Hilda was able to remain in her home despite her gradual decline in health with thanks to her devoted son and family and her wonderful caregivers. She became very close friends with Buck Johnson after they both lost their spouses and this friendship was to become a lasting bond with nearly daily outings to lunch.

Hilda is survived by her son Mark, daughter in law Diane and grandsons August and Pete, in laws Lila Bergamo, Florence and Roy Allesio, Ida and John Pompeo, Rudy and Barbara Julian, niece Nancy Winterstein and Jessica Anderson, and nephews Gary (Lori) Weiland and Dwight Weiland, and many nieces and nephews from the Julian, Bergamo, Allessio, Pompeo and Bertagnolli families.

Hilda was a devoted catholic and a member of St Cecilia’s Church on Bainbridge Island. Services are to be held at St Cecelia’s on Saturday, Feb 25th at 10:00 am, with a viewing from 9:00-9:45am. A private entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum in Seattle at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saint Cecelia’s Church or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements made by Cook Family Funeral Home and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the online guestbook.

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L.L.  Houston, Lou, passed away on February 16, 2012 at the age of 71, surrounded by his loving wife, children, and son-in-law. He left us just short of his 50th wedding anniversary.

He was a well-respected, and accomplished scientist (Biochemist), and did his research in both Academia (University of Kansas), and the bio-tech industry on the west coast. His cancer research with world leading researchers like himself was done in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He particularly enjoyed his time living with his family in Basel, Switzerland.

Lou made friends wherever he went. He was an interesting man to say the least. We appreciated his sharp mind, driven nature, and that he loved to tell a good story. He was a kind, and generous man who loved to have people to dinner.

Lou cultivated lifelong friendships, and along with his wife created a loving family. He was dedicated to his wife, Teri, and children, Leslie (Alex), and Scott (Shelly). He was an adoring Granpa to Sierra, Sam, Isaac, and Cole. He was intensely proud of his children, and grandchildren to whom he passed on his sense of curiosity, intelligence, and creativity.

Lou fiercely and courageously survived his cancer for eleven years. He truly did not want to leave us. We are grateful for his courage, tenacity, and his love. We will sorely miss him but cherish the memories he has left us, and treasure the family he created.

Per his request, there will be no funeral.

Donations in Lou’s memory if you wish may be made to Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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John Ward Phipps, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at his home in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on September 9, 1947 and he was 64 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Kevin L. Korff, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on October 10, 1963 and was 48 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Gloria Amanda Minch, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 28, 1930 in Bremerton, Washington. She was 81 year of age.

While growing up in Bremerton as a young girl, Gloria used to spend all her free time at the Ringness family farm on Central Valley Road. Her favorite job on the farm was the chickens. She loved those chickens so much that she once set them free! All 1,000 of them!

After attending Olympic College, she met and married her sweetheart, Henry Minch, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in 1952. Henry and Gloria’s life journey took them to many remote and wilderness locations such as Newhalem, WA and Mica Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Gloria knew she was marrying a fisherman, but this she never expected. She learned to live in 40 feet of snow for 8 months a year, cougars in her garbage cans, bears outside her windows and driving 100 miles to go to the “local” grocery store. She did all this while raising their three daughters, Gina and twins Kristine and Heidi.

When Henry decided to retire, they returned to Washington state to live on Hood Canal in Belfair. They then returned to live in Bremerton, WA not far from the family farm on Central Valley Road! The circle was finally completed.

Moving often and with such long distance between locations, Gloria learned to be very adapting and versatile. She was employed as a secretary, a buyer for a manufacturing firm, a bank teller and was in retail sales. She did volunteer work for non-profits, the Mica Creek newspaper, and was a Brownie, Girl Scout and Girl Guide (Canada) leader.

One of the great joys of Gloria’s life was when she became a grandmother and great grandmother. Always wanting a boy and not having one, Gloria and Henry were blessed when they became grandparents. Gina has two children—Alexander and Katherine (Kate). Katherine has one son, Aidan (15 months). Kristine has one son, Brian and Heidi has two sons, Kurt and Grant. Henry passed away in July of 2008, but Gloria and Henry enjoyed 57 years of marriage together. Gloria was also preceded in death by her sister Irene Anderson.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service at Our Savior s Lutheran Church in Bremerton, WA at 11am on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Messenger House and Clearbrook for the wonderful care Gloria received.

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Leo Stanley Williamson, passed away February 7, 2012, on Bainbridge Island. He was born in Ferncliff May 26, 1937 and lived most of his life on Bainbridge Island. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in1955 and received an engineering degree from the University of Washington after which he went to work for Chevron in California. He later joined his father and brother in the family business of Williamson Heating, Inc. on the Island.

Leo enjoyed camping, fishing and boating and was active in Rotary Club and Sportsman Club and in developing the fishing pond at the Sportsman Club. He was also an active member of New Life Church. His latest pet project was developing a small parcel at Head of the Bay for a picnic area.

In 1973 he married Laurie Soderstrom and became step-dad to Michael, David and Michele Soderstrom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Ray Williamson and sister Pauline Atkinson (Lloyd). He is survived by his brother Les Williamson (Judy) of Roslyn, step children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and step grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service February 18th at 3:00 at Bainbridge First Baptist Church at 8810 Madison N.E. and Hwy 305. Donations can be made at Kitsap Bank for a memorial at Head of the Bay and funeral expenses. Please sign the online guest book for the family.

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Maxine M. Harris, “Lida”, was born on December 30, 1923 and passed away at Bay Vista Commons in Bremerton, Washington on February 7, 2012.

She was born in Powers, Oregon to James and Laura Vasbinder. Her family included 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Lida grew up in Allyn, Washington and lived there until she married Frederick Harris, her husband of 68 years.

Frederick preceded Lida in death January, 2009. She is survived by her son Lane and daughter Linda Papineau, grandchildren Michael Hughes (Donna Hughes), Angela Lillie (Michael Lillie) and Tobin Harris, great grandchildren Amanda, Katrina and Nova Hughes, and great great grandchild Korben Carter.

The Family wishes to thank Bay Vista Commons and Kitsap County Hospice for their loving and wise care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kitsap County Hospice. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Benjamin  Wainoris, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Bailey Manor on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on July 14, 1920 and was 91 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Hallie  Henkins, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Island Health and Rehabilitation center on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 20, 1915 and was 96 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Gary Ed Dennings, Gary Ed Dennings, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at his home in Silverdale, Washington.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM followed by the funeral service at 12:00 Noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/ Silverdale 4th Ward/Frontier Building. Interment will follow at Mountain view Cemetery in Poulsbo, WA.

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Virginia Lee Johnson, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on July 6, 1920 in Cove Orchard, Oregon. She was 91 years of age.

Virginia lived in Poulsbo for the past eleven years, prior to that she lived in Eglon, Port Gamble and various towns in Oregon as a child. She served as a 4-H leader, Blue Bird and Camp Fire Leader and PTA President (Acorn Award). She was an outstanding mother and friend to many and was famous for her cookies and lemon pies! Virginia married John G. Johnson on June 2, 1939. They lived most of their married life in Eglon where they raised their two daughters. She was the "mom" of the neighborhood and helped raise many nieces and nephews. She also served as legal guardian to Robert (Bob) Cooper.

She was active in her community and church, teaching Sunday School, serving on boards and committees and as the church clerk for 29 years at the Suquamish United Church of Christ. When her husband retired from longshoring they traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Central America. She was proud to say she had visited every state in the US. Following the death of her husband in 2000, she moved to Viking Park in Poulsbo where she resided until her death.

Virginia is survived by her children: Sally (Glenn) Nelson and Barbara Dean of Poulsbo. She also leaves behind her brother Donald Crabtree of Burien, WA, five grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, also Bob Cooper (Diane) of Eglon, WA and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John G. Johnson, parents Byron Crabtree, Sr. and Mary Crabtree, siblings: Byron Crabtree, Jr., Dale Crabtree and Doris Thompson.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM at The Suquamish United Church of Christ. A reception will follow. Memorial contributions can be made to Martha and Mary Health Care Services in Poulsbo. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Dianne Elise Hoff, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Bailey Manor on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on January 31, 1934 and was 77 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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John Benjamin Vincent, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at The Wyatt House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on September 1, 1915 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was 96 years of age.

John was a resident of Bainbridge Island, WA and had also lived in Berkley, California and overseas in India and China. He was educated at Harvard University in Political Science. He later worked as a professional photographer and photo journalist.

John was a WII Veteran. He was a member of the Port Madison Yacht Club, was a summer sailing school instructor, a member of the Bainbridge Island Senior Center and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. John took the first set of colored photographs of the Buddhist Caves at Tun Huang on the Silk Road in NW China. He was a published author. John will be greatly missed.

He was the beloved husband of Irene Voungehr Vincent for 57 years before she died in 1997. He was a devoted father, grandfather, loving uncle and loyal friend. His passions, in addition to his family and friends, were many and varied. He was a self-described "culture vulture" who particularly enjoyed the ballet, symphony and opera. He as an avid museum-goer. His travels were legendary and there were few places he had not been by the end of his 96 years. He also admitted to having "news-heimers disease" which kept him reading two or three newspapers daily as well as following PBS News. He spent many happy hours reading the newspapers in the Bainbridge Public Library. The Wyatt House became his home and the residents there his extended family during the last years of his life.

John is survived by his children: Jamini Vincent Davies of Pittsburgh, PA, Bronwyn Vincent (Sherwin Cotler) of Olympia, WA, Junda Matson of Oregon, John E. Vincent (Laurie) of Valley Glen, CA. There are six grandchildren: Malindi Nan Davies, Briony Davies Raymond (Luke), John L. Brottem IV (Kathryn Clark), Leif V. Brottem (Florentina), Catherine Matson and Trevor S. Vincent; great-grandchildren: Avery and Alexandra Brottem (twin daughters of John and Kathryn). John also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews including E. Christopher Vincent (Jennifer) of Mercer Isl., WA, as well as family friends: Barbara Robbins, Kaili and Barry Cannon, George and Lind Carr. He was preceded in death by his dear wife Irene.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island March 31 at 1:00. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison North, BI, WA 98110. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Gloria Gayle Lutz Goller, passed away peacefully in Poulsbo on January 18, 2012. Gloria was born in Mandan, ND on August 17, 1915 to Laura Chapman Lutz and Rolland Ray Lutz. She was the eldest of four children, including Laurie L. Obergottsberger, George C. Lutz, and the late Rolland R. Lutz Jr.

Gloria attended Hamlin University and was a member of PEO Sorority/Sisterhood. In 1937 her family moved to Tacoma, WA.

From a very young age Gloria showed musical talent and became well known for her beautiful soprano voice. After hearing her sing on the radio and in his church, a young banker named Louis Goller was captivated. He introduced himself and they soon became engaged and subsequently married January 6, 1940.

In 1948 they moved to Bainbridge Island, where Louis started the Island’s first bank, with Gloria’s encouragement. She became active in music and helped found the Bainbridge Light Opera, which later became Bainbridge Performing Arts. She sang with the Seattle Symphony and after studying in New York, performed concerts. Her interest in religion goes back to many generations of ministers within the family. She and Louis joined St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where she was life professed as a Franciscan Sister in 1982, after many years as an Associate of that Order. She went on to establish The Little Sisters of St.Clare, a Franciscan Order recognized by the Episcopal Church (USA).

Gloria and Louis raised three sons, David (Lynn) of Hawaii, Jeffrey (Carrie) of Port Ludlow and Joel (Cathryn) of Florida. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karyn, who lived for one day. There are nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Gloria lived a very full and rewarding life. With three boys, she stayed busy on Bainbridge Island and in later years, she and Louis spent winters in Arizona. After sixty years of marriage, Louis passed away in 2000 and she stayed active until she became incapacitated by a fall. She touched countless lives, was much loved and will be missed by many.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island. Interment will follow at Kane Cemetery on the Island. A reception will be held at the church. Instead of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Barnabas Building Fund.

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Edith Rosetta Wellman, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Emeritus at Silverdale in Silverdale, Washington. She was born on June 4, 1916 and was 95 years of age. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.










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Richard S. White, was born in New York City in 1920 to Margaret Connick and Paul Marcy White. He graduated from Phillips Academy (Andover), Hamilton College and Yale Law School, where
he was a member of the board of the Yale Law Journal and won the prize for best mock court presentation to a jury.

With the outbreak of World War II, Rich joined the Marine Corps and studied Japanese at the U.S. Navy Language School at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He became a Marine combat intelligence officer serving with the 28th Marine Regiment, which captured Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. As he put it, Rich was "lucky enough to survive." He was awarded a Bronze Star for his efforts at talking Japanese soldiers out of their caves (oral advocacy at its best). His interpretation of a captured Japanese map disclosing details of the defenses on Mt. Suribachi materially aided the successful conclusion of the battle.

After completing his military service with a stint in peacetime Japan, Rich finished law school at Yale in 1946 and left New York "for the wilds of the Pacific Northwest." He was admitted to the Washington bar in 1947.

In 1952 Rich joined the Seattle law firm now known as Helsell Fetterman LLP. His long and distinguished career as a commercial litigator at that firm for six decades emphasized construction, utilities and antitrust work. His antitrust work included cases in the flour, sugar, milk, telephone, beer, whiskey, beef, sports, timber, mint oil, peat moss and cruise ship industries, among others. Rich also represented the City of Seattle as special counsel for the construction of Gorge Dam and in contractor claims for City Light involving Ross Powerhouse and raising Diablo Dam on the Skagit River, and in obtaining Federal Power Commission licenses for Boundary Dam and High Ross Dam.

Rich liked to say that he never had a dull moment since he started practicing law and never regretted leaving Manhattan for the Northwest. He passed away on January 17, 2012, after a short illness. An active attorney right up until the end, Rich's hard work, integrity and vigorous advocacy were an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was loved and admired by colleagues and adversaries alike for his good humor and personal warmth.

With his years of service in the military and decades spent upholding justice, Rich lived a life dedicated to his family, his community and his country.

Rich is survived by his daughters Sarah, Chris, Meg and Mary and son Sam, grandchildren James, Kate, Kelsey and Julian, stepchildren Palmer and Polly Pettersen, and Palmer's children Mick, Piper and Erin. Rich was preceded in death by his first wife Kathrin ("Kaki") and his second wife Sue, and by his daughter Ann, and his death was followed shortly thereafter by the death of his daughter-in-law Nita.

A celebration of Rich's life is planned for Saturday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 1310 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow the service, at a location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the "Richard S. White Fellowship" fund, c/o Helsell Fetterman LLP, 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200, Seattle, WA 98154. The fund was established in 2010 in honor of Rich and his desire to encourage diversity in the study of law.

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Curtis G. Bradford, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at His Residence Kingston, Washington. He was born on December 09, 1945 and was 66 years of age. Arrangement are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Daniel A. Garcia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14 at Wyatt House on Bainbridge Island, where he had been a resident for the past two years.

Dan was born in Sacramento, California in 1929, the fourth and last child of Cornelio and Consuelo (Melendez) Garcia. Dan and his siblings Manny, Jess and Mary grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where Dan attended St. Ignatius High School, and received a rigorous education that included Greek and Latin. Dan adored his older brothers, who both saw action during World War II, Manny as an Air Force pilot and instructor, and Jess as an Army paratrooper.

Dan attended college and then Loyola University Dental School, where he met and fell in love with Judith Mejias of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the only female student in the class of 400 students. Judith and Dan married in Chicago, and after his Army service during the Korean War, they settled in San Juan, where they opened a dental practice. Dan called his time in Puerto Rico “an eternal vacation” and in 1956 and 1957, welcomed daughters Marla and Denise.

In 1964, the family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, so that Dan and Judith could attend Tufts University Dental School for post-graduate degrees. Dan also attended the Harvard School of Public Health, where he earned an additional degree. He became part of the faculty of Harvard Dental School and a research scientist, focusing on the development of permanent, artificial tooth material. In 1975, Dan and Judith divorced. Judith preceeded Dan in death in 1999.

Upon retirement, Dan moved to Spain, where he spent 14 of the happiest years of his life. In Sitges, he met Isabel Erni, of St. Gallen Switzerland. Fluent in 6 languages, Isabel shared a love of classical music and Spanish culture with Dan. They moved to Sant Cugat, near Barcelona and spent many years enjoying trips to all parts of Spain, as well as Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Italy and England. Dan was able to realize a lifelong dream, when he and Isabel attended a concert at the Berlin Philharmonic hall, “an ultra modern architectural gem, with perfect acoustics” in Dan’s words.

In 2007, Isabel passed away, and Dan returned to the United States, eventually settling on Bainbridge Island, with daughter Denise, son-in-law Eric Schmidt and granddaughter Lina Schmidt.

Dan loved his years on Bainbridge Island. An avid reader and student of history- particularly WWII and the Vietnam War- Dan spent many hours at the library. He enjoyed numerous concerts at Benaroya Hall and loved to poke around the shops of Winslow. In 2009, Dan, along with family and friends, took a last trip to Barcelona, revisiting his favorite tapas bars, shops, museums and archeological sites. Throughout the two weeks, he regaled us with stories, with his inimitable dry wit. It was a whirlwind trip and one that we who were fortunate to accompany him, will never forget.

Dan leaves behind his daughters, Marla and Denise, son-in-laws Steve Ehler and Eric Schmidt, and beloved granddaughters, Emily Ehler and Lina Schmidt. Dan was very proud of his extended family, including numerous nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to the staff at Wyatt House for their tender and compassionate care over the past two years.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM at The Wyatt House.

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Lorna  Hill, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on April 15, 1934 and was 77 years of age.

She was a member of the Suquamish Tribe and raised in Indianola, WA along with her six siblings.

She enjoyed hiking through the woods and making new trails. Her favorite thing to do was swim at the Indianola dock in the Summers. She was an excellent harvester when it came to Clam digging or Fishing. She found her love of Catalog Shopping at a young age she would sit for hours putting together outfits from various vendors. She moved to Seattle in her mid 30's to finish raising her children.

She spent half of her life at home on the Rez and the other half in Seattle, moving home to the Rez in the final years of her life where she found her first job as a Greeter at the Clearwater Casino. There she would meet many new friends and become reacquainted with old ones. Her fellow employees gave her the nickname "Hollywood" as she was always dressed as one with absolute style and her trademark shades! She was considered by many as "Mom" or "Grandma".

She enjoyed her travels with the tribal elders especially her best friend Betty Peck, traveling with her sons to Florida (Bryan) Hawaii (George). She was an absolute animal lover having an average of no less then 10 pets at a time mostly cats/dogs and an occasional rat or hedgehog. She enjoyed yard/garage sailing and going to her favorite stores Ross/Goodwill, when not working/shopping she enjoyed working in her beautiful gardens and decorating the house. Her favorite shows were Criminal Minds, Law Order, CSI Miami; Vegas; New York, ID Tv, the History Channel and of course Channel 9. She loved music from the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, Eminem, Tupac, Big Band music and of course Elvis!

She loved all of her Grand/Great/Great Great Grand Children immensely. Even in her final months She lived her life in the moment never fearing the inevitable. Lorna is survived by her siblings: Marilyn Wandrey (Doug) and CeCelia Hawk both of Suquamish, children: Bryan R. Gladstone (Julia) of Port Orchard, WA, Clyf H. Gladstone and Mark A. Lewis (Lisa) of Suquamish, Bardow M. Lewis of Seattle, Carey J. Webster of Poulsbo, Matthew K. Hawk (Kim) of Suquamish, George C. Hill Jr. (Debra) of Indianola and Angela A. Hill of Poulsbo. She also leaves behind her best friend and travel companion Betty Peck. Lorna was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence "Web" Webster and Mary Webster, siblings: Lawrence Webster Jr., Clifford Webster, Dennis Webster also her husband George C Hill Sr. and son David Scott Hill.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 11 AM - 12:45 PM at The Suquamish Community House in Suquamish, WA. The funeral will begin at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow the service. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Carol Jean Willits, 92, of Bainbridge Island WA, passed away January 11 2012, at Harrison Hospital, Silverdale WA, after a brief illness. Carol is survived by her husband of 62 years, Don, also of Bainbridge Island WA; her son Christopher, his wife Elizabeth, and their daughters Natalie and Grace, all of Bainbridge Island; and her son Patrick, his wife Debra, their daughter Samantha, and their son Orion, all of Ridgway CO.

Carol was born to Emery and Leda Fae Whitaker of Shell Rock IA on September 27 1919. She graduated from Waverly (IA) High School in 1937, and shortly thereafter left the family farm to move to California. After World War II, Carol moved to Pomona CA to attend Thorn Business College. She met her future husband and life-long partner-to-be Don at the Willows Lounge in West Covina CA in 1948. They married in Santa Maria CA on December 17, 1949, and honeymooned in Santa Barbara CA.

Carol and Don began married life in Covina CA, where they lived, worked, and raised their two sons, until retiring in 1986. They moved to Lake Wohink, near Florence OR, in 1991, and to the Madison Avenue Retirement Center on Bainbridge Island in 2006. During their time in Covina, Carol worked and later managed Fidelity Land Escrow Co, Covina Branch, 1956-1968; managed South Hills Escrow Corp, Covina Branch 1968-1978; and owned and managed with her husband Don the Heritage Escrow Co, Covina, 1978-1986.

Carol was a member of the Covina Women’s Club, the Eastern Star, the Florence OR Elks Club, the Florence RV Club, and the Peace Harbor (Florence OR) Hospital Guild. In her professional life, Carol was renowned for her diligent work ethic, extreme attention to detail, personal service, and highest standards of honesty. In her personal life, she and Don will be remembered for quietly and unceremoniously choosing to serve as benefactors to provide for the college education of one of their young employees, Lilly Lu, of Monterey Park CA.

Among her family and friends, Carol will be remembered for her always smiling and caring joi d’vivre, and her never faltering love and devotion to those she loved. Carol literally never said a negative word about a friend or loved one. She was the queen of positive thinking. She will be remembered for her fondness for neatness, organization, white and blush wines, lobster, all things the color purple, her love for Don, and her unwavering love for her two sons. Indeed, the only thing on earth Carol loved more than her two sons were the women they married and the grandchildren they gave her.

A memorial service celebrating Carol’s life was held at the Madison Avenue Retirement Center, Bainbridge Island, on Sunday, January 15 2012.

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Elvera Ina Dawson, known to her friends and relatives as “Evy”, was born of Finnish parents in Ironwood, Michigan in 1917. She came west at the age of 21. In 1941 Evy married Alfred Dawson and settled in Long Beach, California where they lived for 65 years. They had two sons, Christopher and Mark. When Alfred died in 2006 Evy moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington to be close to Mark and his family. Evy is survived by her son Mark (Rebecca), daughter-in-law Michal Ann, grandson Brian (Cecilia), granddaughters Marcey (Keith), Deva and Bryn, and five great grandchildren.

Evy was an avid reader throughout her life. She wrote both prose and poetry. She particularly enjoyed writing poems for her grandchildren. Evy was well known as an advocate for peace and helped create the Long Beach Peace Forum. Until she moved north, she was an active member of the Democratic Women's Study Club of Long Beach for many years. Evy always took note of the full moon each month. On the night of her death, January 9, 2012, it was shinning brightly.

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Donations in her remembrance can be made to:
YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Associations Office
Chris Dawson Memorial Scholarship Fund
161 West Wisconsin Ave. Suite 4000
Milwaukee WI 53203

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Glenn Farrell Vorwerk, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on December 30, 1929 at Mount Vernon, Washington. He was 82 years of age.

Glenn graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington. He worked for Puget Sound Energy for 38 years. He was a past member of the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club, the Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and the Chief Kitsap Lions Club. Glenn was a fun loving person who enjoyed people and conversation. Having lived in Meyers Chuck, Alaska, Bucerias, MX and Yuma, Arizona, Bainbridge Island and the northwest was always considered "home".

He is survived by his spouse Peggy Vorwerk of Bainbridge Island, children: Van Vorwerk (Deanne) of Bothel, WA, Jama Fox (David) of Medina, WA and Nancy Hover (Adam) of Oak Harbor, WA. He also leaves behind his brother Bill Vorwerk (Madeline) of Seattle, WA. There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Ruth Vorwerk.

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Dr. Brantley  Holt Jr., died peacefully at home on January 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Seattle on January 31, 1919. Brantley graduated from Ellensburg High School and went on to Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, graduating with his M.D. in 1943. Brantley served in the Navy during WWII. He moved to Seattle in 1952 and went into private surgical practice until 1986, when he retired to Bainbridge Island.

Brantley was preceded in death by his first wife Theodora Wolcott and his second wife, Anne Corbet Clark. He is survived by his children Brantley Holt III (Bonnie), Wolcott Holt (Elizabeth), Hillary Holt (Ruth), and his step-children Corbet Clark (Myra), Lucy Snow (Shira), Trip Clark (Barbara), Bruce Clark (Paige), and Tom Clark (Kate), sixteen grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Karen Tardiff for her loving support and care of Brantley over the last nine years, and his close friend Kate Webster.

An event celebrating his life will be held in March. The family wishes that any remembrances be made to Helpline House of Bainbridge Island. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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