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Mary Louise Nelson, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on June 25, 1930 in Denver, Colorado to Joseph and Frances Pacheco. She was 80 years of age and a resident of Bainbridge Island since 1969.

Mary worked for 25 years as a clinical assistant at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She was voted outstanding employee of the year in 1987. Mary loved to spend time with children and her family. She was an avid supporter of many charities, especially the Paralyzed Veterans of America. She had a love for music, knitting, flowers and animals and also enjoyed watching sports and true crime programs on television.

Mary loved her home and had a real appreciation for the beautiful things in life.

She is survived by her siblings; Edmund J. Pacheco of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Gloria Pache of Denver, Colorado. She also leaves behind her children Karen Suzanne Powell of Longview, Washington, Dana Leanne Nelson of Vancouver, WA and Stephen Patrick Nelson of Bainbridge Island, WA, also her grandchildren Sean and Eric Powell.

The memorial service is pending and will be updated on the funeral home's website obituary page. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Lola  Hamrick, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 4:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church of BI, 8595 N.E. Day Road, BI, WA 98110. (Church Website). Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Elmer  Macki, aged 84, died the first week of March 2011, peacefully at home. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Elmer was born on August 28, 1926, only son of Andrew and Elizabeth Macki in West Seattle.

He joined the Merchant Marine in 1945, and always noted that in terms of percentage, more merchant marines lost their lives in the Second World War than in any of the other services. He was a merchant marine for more than 20-years, retiring with a full pension to his property on Bainbridge Island in 1967, in his early 40s. He built his own Pan-Abode cedar home, living in a trailer on the property until forced into the home by the December 1990 "artic express", with 11-days of no power. He lived there alone until his death, although he had frequent visitors.

For 40-years he monitored his local neighborhood, carrying news, cleaning ditches, and giving advice on neighbor projects, which he found far more interesting than his own.

He is survived by distant cousins in Maine and Finland. He is dearly missed by his adopted Seabold family, who will be holding a memorial service on his birthday, August 28, 2011. Sign the online Guest Book at: www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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Laurence LeRoy Johnson, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on August 8,1927 in Seattle, Wa and was a resident of Poulsbo, WA. He was 83 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Margrethe  Bang-Knudsen, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Martha and Mary Care Center in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on November 14, 1912 and was 98 years of age.

Born Margrethe Rasmussen in Copenhagen, Denmark, (Grethe) attended Aarhus University and trained as a kindergarten teacher in Germany. She graduated from Froebel Seminary in Copenhagen, where she was one of the first certified kindergarten teachers. She taught in Denmark until her marriage in 1940 to Hugo Bang-Knudsen, during the German occupation. She gave birth to two children both during World War II.

Hugo and Grethe immigrated to USA settling in Oakland, Stockton, and Concord, California. Grethe participated in the family business until retirement. She moved to Bainbridge Island to live with family in 1999. She was active in Bethany Lutheran Church.

She is survived by: Son Peter Bang-Knudsen, Sr. (wife Jill), Daughter Karen Keith (husband Warren Bedell), Granddaughter Lisa Rasmussen (husband William Cash), Grandsons Peter Bang-Knudsen, Jr., Paul Bang-Knudsen ( Erin),and Jacob Bang-Knudsen (Melissa). Great- grandchildren Graham and Elliott Cash, Peter Bang-Knudsen III, William Bang-Knudsen, Mathias Bang-Knudsen, Hanne Bang-Knudsen.

In lieu of flowers: Grethe Bang-Knudsen Memorial, Bethany Lutheran Church, 7968 Finch Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family .

Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Richard  McNamara, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Hospice Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Mable Roberta Purser Cordero, Age 85, from Suquamish, Washington, passed away at sunset Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:15PM in Bremerton, Washington of natural causes.

Born August 11, 1925 in Kitsap County to Dora Peterson Henry and Robert (Brown) Purser. She was married July 13, 1945 to Robert Cordero. She was employed at Keyport as a Rosie Riveter and as a homemaker.

She loved spending time with her family, knitting, crocheting, weaving, camping, and spending time at the Casino playing the one arm bandits. She also enjoyed spending time with the elders having lunch and going on trips. Also very important to her was tradition and culture, she was very proud of her people and she instilled these beliefs to her family.

Mable was preceded by her Father Robert (Brown) Purser, Mother, Dora Peterson Henry, Step Father, John Henry, Sisters Dorthea Purser Solomon, Evelyn Purser Jefferson, Hazle Purser Johnson, Frances Purser (Ski), Florence (Sparky) Henry Alexander, Grandson Shawn Michael Cordero, Daughter Geraldine Solomon Cordero, and many loved ones.

She is survived by her Brothers Robert A Purser Sr., William H Henry, Sister Louise Henry Harvey, Children Robert Cordero Sr. (wife Eileen), Frank Cordero, Linda Cordero Holt (husband Philip Sr.), Edward Cordero (wife Patty), Mable Cordero Anderson, Robert Alexander Sr. (wife Mary), Francis Alexander (wife Regina), Godson Lawrence Sigo (wife Carmen), 21 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that were all very special to her.

Prayer Service and viewing will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 6PM and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10AM at the Suquamish Tribal Center on Sandy Hook Rd Suquamish, Washington. The service will be officiated by Delores and Luther Mills Sr. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Elsa L. Wasankari, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on June 28, 1938 and was 72 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.










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Melissa Linn Snyder, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born on September 14, 1972 in Bellingham, WA to Denis L. Snyder and Mary K. Hoffmann. She grew up on Bainbridge Island and graduated from Bainbridge High School. She was 38 years of age.

Melissa enjoyed working with children, loved flowers and was the world's best Mom. She was a gourmet cook and caregiver. Melissa loved music and was very involved in the Bainbridge community.

She is survived by her daughter Taylor Cozine of Bainbridge Island, parents Mary Hoffmann (Michael) of Bainbridge Island, father Denis Snyder (Ruth) of Olympia, WA and her sister Erika Snyder of Seattle, WA.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Taylor's trust account at Edward Jones, 213 Madison Avenue North, Suite 200, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Please make checks payable to Edward Jones C/O Taylor Cozine. Donations can also be made to a charitable organization of your choice in memory of Melissa. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Richard H. Clucas, long-time resident of Bainbridge Island, transcended on February 19th , leaving a loving family and his dog, Max.

He spent his childhood in the Los Angeles area, enlisted in the Navy at 17, and later graduated from Occidental College with a degree in Economics.

Dick and a good friend began their careers with Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. They left to found Incentive Industries which grew into a highly successful mid-sized corporation. After selling the company in 1978, he went back to school at the Art Center College of Design. He became an architectural photographer, and taught college photography.

He was an enthusiastic sportsman and competitor in football, tennis, beach volleyball, surfing and biking. He led YMCA youth groups and spent vacations as a camp leader and swimming instructor, teaching young people the excitement in life.

Upon moving to Bainbridge Island in 1990, he took up golf and played bridge with friends from Wing Point Golf Club, and also served as a member of the board. Sculpturing wood into art pieces became his creative pastime. He and Caroline traveled extensively around the world, scuba diving and taking photographs.

He is leaves his wife, Caroline, son Scott Clucas (Meika), daughters Vicki Varghese (Tom) and Ruth Caron (Tony); grandchildren, Kurt and Alex Caron, Jamie Brouwer, Anna and David Varghese, and Kion Clucas; great grandchildren, Eli, Jonah, Chloe, Tyler and Jordan.

His great wish was for the world to share his love for dogs. Please send remembrances to the Kitsap Humane Society or PAWS of Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Wilburn Laverne Smith, was born October 23, 1919, on the 120-acre family farm in Pearson, Arkansas, to Milton and Izorah Smith. He was the ninth of nine children. He grew up working the farm: plowing, planting corn and potatoes, and picking cotton. His family raised hogs and had their own smokehouse.

Wilburn went to elementary school in Pearson, in a two-room schoolhouse, and went to high school in nearby Rosebud, Arkansas, where he played basketball. Before the Great Depression, the town of Pearson was booming, with a big cotton-gin, a post office, a grocery store and a dry-goods store. In November, 1929, the first hardship of the era was felt by the Smith family when 52-year-old Milton Smith died. Wilburn was ten years old. One of President Roosevelt’s Depression-era programs was the NYA, the National Youth Administration. As an NYA member, Wilburn left home and school at the age of fifteen, and went to live in a military-style camp. He helped to build the City Hall in Heber Springs, Arkansas, and also the economics building at Quitman High School. He was also proud of having been in the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps, another of the New Deal programs. He joined the corps in 1938, when he was nineteen years old. He built roads and government housing for visiting dignitaries in Clarksville, Arkansas.

He met Bernice Trawick when he was nineteen and she was seventeen. One of their first dates was at a dance in a private home, where all the furniture was pushed back against the walls, the windows were opened, and three musicians played: a fiddler, a guitarist, and a banjo player. When Wilburn got a chance to go north to Michigan for a job in a steel mill, he began a letter-writing campaign to bring Bernice to Trenton, Michigan. She made it very clear that she would come, if marriage was his intent. It was.

Wilburn and Bernice were married on November 22, 1941. Two weeks later, Pearl Harbor was bombed. Wilburn was inducted into the US Army a short time later. He went first to Fort Maxey, Texas. The history of the 102nd Infantry Division reads: “On Texas plains where dust and mud abounded...they learned soldiering from the bottom up. They learned to drill, to hike, to shoot, to hit the ground, to dig in, to bracket the enemy with big guns, to read maps, to build bridges and tank traps, to lay wire and mines.” Wilburn
was a sharpshooter, having had a lot of practice with rifles. He spent time training in England, and then was part of the second wave into France after D-Day. He entered France at Cherbourg on June 9, 1944, and spent a harrowing 165 days on the front lines.
After V-E Day, he aided in reconstruction projects in Germany, was honorably discharged, and returned to his bride in 1946.

Bernice had moved to Pinole, California, to be near her sister, Inez. Wilburn and Bernice built a house at 1485 Nob Hill Avenue, in 1950. Wilburn and Bernice had a daughter, Caroline. Wilburn worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company as a machinist for thirty-six years. He operated a tapping machine, and helped to bring natural gas service to communities all over California. He retired in 1982, and addressed himself to one of his great passions: golf. Wilburn, who by this time, was known as “Wil,” was a member of Contra Costa Golf and Country Club. He played golf at least three times a week until he was felled by a stroke in 2003. He moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington, in 2005, to be near Caroline and her family, and died at the Hospice Care Center in Bremerton, Washington, on February 19, 2011. He was ninety-one years old.

Funeral services were held in the Pinole United Methodist Church, on February 28, 2011. He was laid to rest with full military honors in Rolling Hills Memorial Park, in Richmond, California.

Wilburn L. Smith was preceded in death by his parents and his eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife, Bernice, his daughter Caroline, her husband Charles Cox, and his adored grandsons, Daniel and Michael Cox.


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Edward Clayton Summers, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at The Wyatt House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on August 16, 1908 and was 102 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Stacie Lynn Olsen, our baby, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at her home in Silverdale, Washington. She was born on February 3, 2011 at Harrison Hospital in Silverdale. She leaves behind her loving family.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints/Frontier Building in Silverdale,WA. Interment will follow. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Minneta Marie Wolff, Minneta Marie Wolff passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at The Harbor House in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on June 21, 1923 in Iola, Kansas. She was 87 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Jean P. Walker, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at her home in Hansville,Washington. She was born on August 14, 1923 and was 87 years of age. Services and interment will take place in Portland,Oregon. Arrangement entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Earl  Stover, Earl Stover, 92, died on February 12, 2011 at Martha & Mary Rehab Center in Poulsbo, WA. Born November 30, 1918 in Creighton, Nebraska, the 2nd of 11 children of William and Mary Stover. After he graduated from St. Ludger Academy, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was stationed in Red Wing, MN. In 1938 he moved to Chicago with his older brother, Bill, where he met his future wife, Gertrude Wojtyna.

In 1941 he and his brother enlisted in the US Marines Corps. He spent most of WWII in the South Pacific as an aircraft mechanic. Earl achieved the rank of Master Tech Sergeant. Earl and Gertrude were married in Santa Barbara CA in 1944. In 1947 Earl opened his own auto body repair shop in Chicago and later joined Greer Technical Institute as a teacher of Metal Trades. He was promoted to teaching supervisor of Body and Fender, a position he held for 15 years. He was promoted in 1964 to Supervisor of Metal Trades. He retired from Greer/Lincoln Tech in 1983.

Earl and Gertrude raised their family in Chicago. He enjoyed playing golf and working with the Boy Scouts of America. He was active in the Ushers Club at St. Ferdinand's parish where they were members for over 45 years. In 2003 Earl and Gertrude moved to Crista Shores in Silverdale WA.

Earl was preceded in death by their son Earl, Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Gertrude, and their daughters Barbara (Bill) Burke of Santa Rosa, CA, and Maureen (Jim) O'Gara of Bremerton, WA. He also survived by grandchildren Elizabeth O'Gara, Susan (Paul) Burke and Steven (Kelli) Burke and great-grandson, Christopher Burke.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Martha & Mary Rehab Center, PO Box 127, 19160 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or the Leukemia Foundation. Private services will be held. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Deanna L. Bjornson, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Sand Point, Idaho to Arthur and Myra Wendt. She was 72 years of age. Deanna loved gardening, camping and especially her trips to Hawaii.

She is survived by her husband Roland Bjornson, children; Lynn Freeman, Terry Bjornson and Sue Vance. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Kyle Freeman, Peter Freeman, Liana Halstead, Joshua Hutchinson, Jeremy Bjornson, Valerie Hitch and Heidi Henshaw. There are also four great-grandchildren. Deanna was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Open House Reception on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the family home, 10862 Falk Road NE on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Doris S. Druschel, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011 at Crista Shores Care Center in Silverdale, Washington. She was born on January 22, 1916 in Fort Benton, Montana and was 95 years of age. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Vera Gladys Zellanack, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at The Wyatt House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on 11-2-1919 in Bath, England and was 91 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Rudolph C. Meyer, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born on December 12, 1929 and was 81 years of age.

Rudy was a person who loved life. He was a friend to everyone he knew. He had a great sense of humor and could talk for hours with others on a variety of subjects. World history, aviation, sailing, ships at sea, computer technology, quantum mechanics, and philosophy were among his favorite subjects.

Rudy was also just as happy to tell stories about growing up in Queens, New York, and the thrilling adventures he and his childhood pal Leo Silverman concocted as they played in alleyways and explored apartment buildings. Rudy’s parents were superintendents of one building, an important perk for an urban boy, as it gave him and his “band of brothers” access to the endlessly fascinating basement.

Like his father, a machinist, Rudy had a knack for numbers and construction, which translated into a career as an aeronautical engineer. His lifelong fascination with flight took off when he won a model-airplane competition at the age of 11, the prize being a flight in a Piper Cub. This interest led him to study at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, where he received a master’s degree in aerospace engineering.
His time in college was split by service during the Korean War. Rudy served in the Army for several years, rising to the rank of Sergeant, First Class. He received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars as well as a United Nations Service Medal.

In 1955, Rudy married the love of his life, Jean Marie Bardon, of Queens, New York. Together they traveled to Ohio, where Rudy worked for NASA’s ancestor, NACA. During this time, Rudy co-authored two papers that were the pride of his career:
“Performance Characteristics of Axisymmetric Two-Cone and Isentropic Nose Inlets at Mach Number 1.90” (1955) and “Design Criteria for Axisymmetric and Two-Dimensional Supersonic Inlets and Exits” (1956).

Upon returning to New York, Rudy joined Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, Long Island, where he worked for more than 25 years. Among his accomplishments were the work he did on the variable-sweep wing design of the supersonic F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft.

When he retired and ultimately moved with Jean to Bainbridge Island, Washington, in the late 1990s, he had time to read widely and delve even more deeply into historical events and people. He also spent hours woodworking—a passion he maintained all his life but could now indulge in at leisure. His most recent projects were cooking, baking, and enjoying fine wines.

Rudy is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean Meyer; son James Rudolph Meyer (and daughter-in-law Janet) of Lake Stevens, WA; daughter Christina Maria Wilsdon (and son-in-law Anthony) of Seattle, WA; son William Charles Meyer of Lake Forest Park, WA; and daughter Jennifer Brigid Husson (and son-in-law John) of Timonium, MD; and grandchildren Sophie, Rick, Haley, Ryan, Austin, and Dean. He was preceded in death by his mother Christina Meyer (nee Hofer), and father Christian Meyer. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231, or online at www.smiletrain.org.

Rudy will be deeply, sorely missed. Dem Leben sind Grenzen gesetzt, die Liebe ist grenzenlos. (Life has limits, but love has no bounds.)

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Recitation of the Rosary on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9:30 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island, WA. A reception will follow at the church Conger Hall. Interment will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.


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William Reynolds Smith, "Bill", passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on September 10, 1925 in Bucknell, Iowa to John Henry and Mary Frances Smith. He was 85 years of age and was the 8th of 12 children in the family.

Bill lettered in multiple sports before graduating from Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA in 1943. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines and was at Normandy Beach at D Day+2. He was on two vessels which were sunk by mines, one German and one British. He was then drafted out of the Merchant Marines and into the Army Air Corps in 1946 and was then stationed in San Antonio, TX. He was on active duty the day the Air Force was named a separate branch of the military. Bill worked in military recreation while serving in the Air Force. He was stationed in Texas, France, New York, Oklahoma, and Ohio, where he retired in 1966. He continued working for Civil Service at Wright Patterson AFB, OH until 1980.

Bill was a resident of Bainbridge Island, WA since 1980. He met his bride of 64 years, Audrey, in San Antonio, Texas. They had 3 children: Dana, Shelley and Tracy. He enjoyed family gatherings, fun with friends, golf, fishing, traveling, gardening and reading. He especially enjoyed books and movies with a Western theme!

He is survived by his wife Audrey L. Smith of Bainbridge Island, WA, children; Dana L. Smith (Susan) of El Dorado, Hills, California, Shelley R. Rose of Silverdale, WA and Tracy L. Mandell (Corey) of Mill Creek, WA. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Chaz D. Smith of Bremerton, WA, Chandler R. Mandell of Spokane, WA, Jason Wells (Teresa) of El Dorado Hills, CA, Brandon L. Wells of Citrus Heights, CA, Great grandchildren Hannah M. Wells and Ryah J. Wells both of El Dorado Hills, CA, also his siblings Donald R. Smith (Joanne) and Virginia I. Smith both of West Des Moines, IA, also other beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine of his siblings.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12:00 noon at The Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Chapel in Silverdale, WA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, Lupus Foundation or Kidney Foundation. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Danielle Currey Challis Heald, 91,recently of Bainbridge Island, passed on Monday,January 31st at Sunrise Haven in Kent, WA.

Danielle was born in Olympia, WA on November 1, 1919 to Edmund and Irene Currey. She served in the Waves during WWII and made lifelong friends during that time of service. After the war she lived for a time in Washington DC and studied at American University and then she moved to New York, NY where she was employed at the United States Mission to the UN, first as a secretary working for Eleanor Roosevelt, and later as a special assistant to Amb. Henry Cabot Lodge. She enjoyed her years in Manhattan and in 1957 married George Challis of London, England at Riverside Church in New York. In later years she lived in New Canaan, CT, Olympia and later Bainbridge Island, WA.

In 1994 she married Lt. Col. Edgar Heald and they enjoyed 14 wonderful years together. Everyone who knew her enjoyed her spunk and sense of fun. She became a Christian Scientist in her twenties and her study and practice of the religion was of profound and lifelong importance to her. Her last months were spent at Sunrise Haven in Kent.

She is survived by her son Ian Challis and his partner, David Roos, her brother Douglas V. Currey, her sister Diane Stocking, nieces and nephews, and many loving friends.

At her request there will be no memorial service. Donations in her memory may be sent to Sunrise Haven, PO Box 6057, Kent, WA 98064

“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” - Mary Baker Eddy

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George Wilbur Bickerton, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on January 30, 1935 and was 75 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth  Kaltreider, 42, passed away on Saturday, January 29, near her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
She was born on March 26, 1968 in Seattle and lived in Bellevue as a child, attending Three Points Elementary School through the fourth grade, when her parents, Gerald and Anne Dennon, moved to Bainbridge Island. There, she attended Ordway Elementary and Commodore Middle School, and began her secondary education at Bainbridge High School, before transferring to The Overlake School in Redmond.

She went on to attend the University of Montana at Missoula, and indulging her love of the mountains and the outdoors, moved to Sun Valley, Idaho. Elizabeth and her dog were well-known and popular characters around Ketchum, often taking off together into the hills on sunny mornings and staying gone half the day. With her lifelong love of children, she served as a nanny for several prominent families, then launched an on-again, off-again career in real estate at Ketchum Realty.

Elizabeth married Edward Sterling Kaltreider, then a Ketchum businessman, and the couple moved not long after back to Bainbridge Island, where they awaited the birth of their son, John Henry (“Jack”) Kaltreider, in 1996.

Elizabeth continued to dabble in real estate in Kitsap County over the years, working at Prudential Real Estate and the Kitsap County Board of Realtors, and also did volunteer work with Bainbridge seniors. But she devoted most of her time to raising her son, who is a freshman at Bainbridge High School and an accomplished baseball player, thanks in no small part to Elizabeth’s spirited enthusiasm for baseball in general, and the Mariners in particular. Elizabeth’s luminous smile, warm concern and infectious good humor were a familiar presence in the baseball bleachers, cafes and shops all over Bainbridge.

Though she became a single parent and was often tied to home because of her son’s schooling and sports demands, Elizabeth remained an adventurer at heart and never missed a chance to jump on a plane and explore some new frontier, from Paris and London to Moscow and South Africa, nearly always with Jack in tow. They were best friends. On rainy Sundays, after Jack’s friends went home, the two of them would stretch out at their Fort Ward home with books, a stack of movies, and the rambunctious Cayman, an energetic and overweight Rhodesian ridgeback mix who was the bane of the neighborhood and a constant presence panting out the back window of Elizabeth’s elegant red Audi.

Jack survives her, as do her parents, the Dennons; brother, Daniel B. Dennon, and sister-in-law, Vika Dennon, of Bainbridge Island; nieces, Karina and Darya Dennon of Bainbridge Island; aunt, Virginia (Ginny) Hughes, of Poulsbo; and cousins William Vining Hughes, of Bellevue, Julie Anne Hughes, of Poulsbo, and Samuel Houston Hughes, of Bellevue.

The memorial, which will be private, is being handled through Cook Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jack Kaltreider College Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 1180 Hildebrand Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, 206-842-1860.

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Darryll D. Fulton, passed away on January 28, 2011 at his home in Little Boston/Kingston, Washington. He was born on December 22, 1968 in Bremerton, WA to Fred and Mary Fulton. He was 42 years of age. He attended North Kitsap High School and later worked as a commercial shellfish harvester and tribal maintenance worker.

Darryll was always happy to be able to go to work on the beach to dig clams, pick oysters and go out fishing. He liked to watch baseball and basketball games. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren other family members.

He is survived by his mother Mary L. Fulton, wife Yvette M. Fulton, daughters Kayleen L. Fulton and Shayleen M. Fulton, step-daughter Selena M. Fulton (William) and his siblings; Merrilee R. Miguel (Ron), Debbie Carpenter (Bob), Curt Fulton, Brian (Beed) Fulton, Angie Ives, Fred (Brown) Fulton Jr., Brenda Seachord (Ted), Patricia Johnson (Gilbert) and Shawna L. Morrison all of Kingston,WA. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. Darryll was preceded in death by his father Fred G. Fulton and sister Corinna F. Sullivan.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Port Gamble Tribal Gym. Cremation will follow the services and a reception will be held at the tribal center. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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