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Catherine  Losch, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on April 13, 1953 and was 59 years of age.Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Arlene A. Taylor, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton Washington. She was born on December 27 1915 and was 96 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Dale Harland Fullerton, 89, of Poulsbo, passed away December 1, 2012. He was born November 4, 1923 in Cosmopolis, the third of twelve children born to Dale and Ada Fullerton. At the age of 5 the family moved to Port Gamble where Dale was raised and eventually worked at the mill with his father. He graduated from North Kitsap Union High School in 1941 where he met his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Jacobson. They married on April 11, 1942 and soon after Dale joined the US Coast Guard where he was stationed in Alaska and served during WWII. Upon returning he purchased land and began building their home where they raised their two sons. Dale worked as a construction supervisor remodeling buildings in downtown Bremerton for John and Ed Bremer. He then went to work for the North Kitsap School District becoming their first Director of Maintenance and Operations, retiring after 26 years of service. After retirement he and a friend called themselves the “Barely Able Construction Crew” doing remodeling and small carpentry services for local family and friends.

He was a member of the former Carpenters Local 1597, the Franklin Lodge Free Masons of Port Gamble, and the Sons of Norway. He was a Scout Master of Troop 571 and an active member of Poulsbo’s First Lutheran Church where he enjoyed volunteering at the family dinners and cutting fish for the annual Lutefisk dinners.

Dale was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed any chance to take off in their trailer or travel abroad. He loved an adventure and had a knack for finding unique treasures on his many walks and drives. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dale is survived by his sons Gene(Sandy)Fullerton of Poulsbo, Ray(Debbie)Fullerton of Kettle Falls; grandchildren Steve(Julane)Fullerton of Renton, John Blomgren and partner Garrett Jones of Portland, OR, Shanley(Jesse)Halvorson of Mill Creek; great-grandchildren Chase, Mikaela, Brenna, Austin, and Cael; step-granddaughters Denise(Michael)Hunt and family of Spokane and Denna(Paco)Mora and family of Spokane; sisters Ruth Brown of Eugene, OR, Margaret Hewitt of Renton, Betty Owen of Unionville, MO, and Mary Pacialik of Yorba Linda, CA and many nieces and nephews; special friend Dorothy Goode and her daughter Kathy(Roger)Fike. He is also survived by Martin Gaarder of Oslo, Norway, their exchange student in 1981 who became like a son to Dale and Kathryn.

He was proceeded in death by Kathryn, his wife of 60 years; parents Dale and Ada; brothers Ray, Bob, Tom, Edwin, and John; sisters June and Esther.

A celebration of Dale’s life will be held December 17, 2012 at 11am at Poulsbo’s First Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Martha & Mary Health and Rehab Center, Franciscan Hospice, and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Please sign the online guest book for the family.

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Robert Keith Golad, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Washington. He was born on August 7, 1954 and was 58 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Joanne  Kane, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton Washington. She was born on November 18, 1936 and was 76 years of age.

“Joy of Life” was Joanne’s motto.

Growing up in a family of 9, she learned about interpersonal relations at a very early age. These experiences and her education at Ursuline College prepared her for a career as a primary school teacher. It was here that she met her future husband, Michael, also a teacher. The teaching would also be good training for raising her own 5 children.

During the children’s school years, Joanne operated “Mom’s Taxi,” volunteered with the PTO and chaperoned school events. When her children moved to upper grades, Joanne returned to work in customer service at a local bank. One assignment put her in the student loan department, very apt as her children reached college-age.

When not working, the joys of gardening, reading, listening to classical music, and, of course, cooking, kept her busy. She even made time to start jogging and to play defensive back on a women’s soccer team.

Michael’s job relocations presented a different challenge for Joanne. The 10 moves in the 52 years of their marriage allowed for new decorating opportunities which kept transitions smooth for the entire family.

Travel was always in Joanne’s blood, so the moves were viewed as an adventure, not as a burden. Recreational travel got her to all 50 states and much of Europe. Michael and Joanne’s foreign travel started in 1990 when their children paid for an all-expenses trip to Ireland.

A chance encounter with a ferry boat while on a business trip to Seattle in 2005 brought Michael and Joanne to Bainbridge Island. When Michael retired in 2006, they looked for a home on the island. They moved to Bainbridge in 2007. The town had everything: walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants, access to Seattle (Nordstrom’s and more restaurants), and St. Cecilia’s parish.

With her love of gardening, Joanne was a strong believer in environmental causes. She belonged to the Sierra Club and supported the Nature Conservancy. Conscientious about daily prayers (often offered during her walks), she was especially loyal to St. Mary, the Holy Spirit, and St. Jude.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff at the Harrison Medical Center for making Joanne’s final days peaceful.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island Washington. The Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday, December 4th at 10 AM at St. Cecilia. A reception will follow from 11 to 1 PM at the church, followed by graveside services at 2 PM.

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Sarah Adele Sparks Jacobi, (7/11/1928-11/22/2012) died peacefully at home on Thanksgiving surrounded by children and grandchildren. Sarah graduated from Seattle's Franklin High. At the UW School of Nursing she met and married Wayne Jacobi. They had three children and eventually settled on Bainbridge Island.

She brought her nurturing spirit and gift for compassion to Swedish Hospital patients and inspired coworkers for more than 25 years, getting up at an hour unknown to most to catch the Seattle ferry.

Having learned to sew young from a mother who was a professional seamstress she made many Christmas presents, curtains and even backpacking equipment for children, grandchildren and a husband.

She enjoyed swimming in the Sound with her kids and once backpacked the length of the Olympic National Park. She enjoyed her yard and gardens, which at various times included rhododendrons, roses, raspberries, plums and various assortments of vegetables through the years.

Most of all in later years she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Sarah was preceded in death by sister, Margaret (Sparks) Canavan, brother, Robert Sparks and husband, Wayne Jacobi.

She is survived by sister-in-law Patricia Sparks, three children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter who will miss her dearly.

Interment at St Barnabas Episcopal Church at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 22nd will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the family home at noon.

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Desmond  Chambers, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Messenger House on Bainbridge Island Washington. He was born on March 20, 1924 and was 88 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Rolande  Weisgram, Rolande Weisgram passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Swedish medical center in Seattle Washington. She was born on March 26, 1960 and was 96 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Gregory Alan Bludorn, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles California He was born on April 9, 1953 in Chicago Illinois and was 59 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ray Graham Association, 420 West Madison Street Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-4106.







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Gertrude  Adams, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton Washington. She was born on May 4, 1930 in Port Angeles Washington and was 82 years of age.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation on Monday, November 26 from 11 to 7 PM at Cook Family Funeral Home on Bainbridge Island.

The Memorial service is pending and will be updated. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Dale Ivan Burke, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his home on Bainbridge Island. Dale was born on November 15, 1928 and was 84 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife Ericka Burke on Thursday, November 8, 2012 At the hospice care center in Bremerton Washington. She was born on October 11, 1925 and was 87 years of age.

A Celebration of Life Reception will be held on Friday, November 30th from 3 to 5 PM at the Bethany Lutheran Church Hall, 7968 Finch Road Northeast on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online guestbook for the family.

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Marion  Sparks, passed away on November 14, 2012. She was born on September 13, 1968.

Marion met Anthony in high school at North Kitsap High and started dating February 5, 1985 they married in June of 1987 and have been very much in love ever since.

Marian raised their children while Anthony served overseas in the Army in Germany and Desert Storm. When his tour of duty was over he came home to re-start their life together living between both the Port Gamble Sklallam and Suquamish Tribes. She worked as Data Collections Specialist for the Early Childhood Education Program and Anthony worked at several of the local casinos before finally becoming a treaty fisherman.

They are survived by their children, Anthony Ambrose Adams Jr, Maylene, Steven, and Domonique; 6 grandchildren, combined 7 siblings, her father George J Sparks and stepmother Marcelene Sparks, his parents Harvey and Judith Adams and numerous foster children.

Memorial Services for Marion & Anthony will be held at the Port Gamble Sklallam Gym on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm. Please sign Marian's online Guest Book for the family.

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Anthony  Adams, passed away on November 14, 2012. He was born on January 7, 1968.

Anthony met Marion in high school at North Kitsap High and started dating February 5, 1985 they married in June of 1987 and have been very much in love ever since.

Marian raised their children while Anthony served overseas in the Army in Germany and Desert Storm. When his tour of duty was over he came home to re-start their life together living between both the Port Gamble Sklallam and Suquamish Tribes. She worked as Data Collections Specialist for the Early Childhood Education Program and Anthony worked at several of the local casinos before finally becoming a treaty fisherman.

They are survived by their children, Anthony Ambrose Adams Jr, Maylene, Steven, and Domonique; 6 grandchildren, combined 7 siblings, her father George J Sparks and stepmother Marcelene Sparks, his parents Harvey and Judith Adams and numerous foster children.

Memorial Services for Anthony & Marion will be held at the Port Gamble Sklallam Gym on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm. Please sign Marian's online Guest Book for the family.

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Gordon Frank Esterberg, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012 at his home in Kingston Washington. He was born on December 17, 1921 and was 90 years of age.

An expression often heard from our Dad was, “Aren't we lucky to live in the Great Pacific Northwest?” He passed away on November 12th but his question will be with us for our lifetimes.

He left Seattle as a boy of 13, and moved to Salem, Oregon. He returned after high school and got a job at Boeing, where he met our Mom, Le Rae. They moved to Edmonds in 1950 and our Dad built our family a log house, with trees from all around the neighborhood.

His hobby at the time was ham radio and he soon took up flying with a friend Dick Hladky. He made good use of his expertise in electronics with a career at the National Marine Fisheries, supporting the biologists that were trying to understand the migration of salmon on the Columbia River. His most important contribution was the development of a radio tag that could be placed in the stomach of a salmon and the fish could be followed upstream, long before GPS was invented. Word of his tag spread quickly in the scientific world and soon biologists were using it to tag other animals, hard to observe, like seals. His greatest adventure in tagging was on man-eating Bull sharks, as they migrated up the muddy Rio San Juan River from the Carribean and entered Lake Nicaragua. Considered a “land locked” species before, this proved they were not.

Dad built a 26 foot Thunderbird sailboat for our family. When he launched the new boat in 1962, it was the third sailboat in the brand new marina in Edmonds. He sailed Whither Bound for the next 45 years and during that time made many life-long friends.
Both his daughters married sons of these friends Sailing built a very special bond over all those years with his son.

If ever out sailing in a southerly squall, you could just hear him saying “Aren't we lucky....” with his gnarly hand gently on the helm and rain water running off the end of his nose. He and his good friend Darrell Emnott would often single-hand their two Thunderbirds and do short cruises together. Ultimately, he gave Whither Bound to his granddaughter Asha, and it is still sailed in the family.

At 70, Dad and Mom designed and built a lovely home in Kingston for their retirement, which overlooks Puget Sound. It was our Dad's wish that he live there until the end of his life. With the help of some wonderful caretakers and Group Health Hospice of Kitsap County he was able to do just that.

He is survived by his wife LeRae Esterberg, son Kim Esterberg, daughters Kari Thompson and Wyn Abbott, as well as grandchildren, Asha Tran, Aanand Esterberg, Yuri Ruley and Caitlin Ruley, and finally but not least, his great grandchildren, Sydney and Peter Esterberg, Andrew and Colby Gordon Tran, and Aislinn, Kai and Elodie Ruley.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kitsap County Humane Society or to Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Association P.O. Box 4484, Rolling Bay, Wa 98061. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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John Albert Kutz Jr, 90, passed away November 9, 2012 at the Leon Sullivan Health Care Center, Seattle.

Born in Seattle, March 29, 1922, Jack was an iconic figure in the Pacific Northwest maritime industry as a designer-engineer, and historic vessel preservation expert.

Jack’s passion for all things nautical influenced his entire life and career. A longtime Bainbridge Islander, he spent much of his childhood messing with boats in Port Madison with his friends Bill Garden and John Adams. As the story goes, his first boat was a humble dugout canoe, but he quickly advanced to more seaworthy craft. As a teen he could be found with like-minded boat addicts taking reckless San Juan Island trips on his converted Bristol Bay gillnetter “Roaring Bessie.” Later, he discovered a sturdy Nordic style fishboat with good lines, which became the beloved family sloop “Ocean.” Over the years she was to provide Jack and his family some of their happiest memories.

Jack’s career in the boating industry began prior to WWII at the Winslow Shipyard working under the legendary Charlie Taylor, with whom he built a lifetime friendship. His war years were spent in the South Pacific in the U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Service. After the war, he studied at the University of Washington while working as a boat builder and shipwright. He went on to work in the industry as a marine designer and engineer at Todd Shipyard, and the naval architectural firms Nickum & Spaulding, Glosten Associates, Inc., and Columbia-Sentinel Engineers, Inc., all based in Seattle. In addition, Jack was a self-employed designer of fishing and passenger boats, as well as provider of vessel surveying and consulting services.

One of the most rewarding periods in Jack’s career was as project supervisor for the restoration and preservation of the sternwheeler Nenana, an historic riverboat located in Fairbanks, Alaska. This project spanned two decades and instilled in him a deep affection for the Alaskan people and landscape.

Jack is a lifetime member of the Port Madison Yacht Club, and was a member of several historical societies dedicated to preserving wooden vessels. He was known as a gifted storyteller with fascinating accounts of the early days in marine history and was sought after for advice and expertise. Jack also was able to identify at a distance virtually any boat seen cruising in Puget Sound, by type if not by name and owner. A skilled woodworker and artist, Jack often could be found rebuilding Ocean, remodeling the family home (uniquely outfitted with WWII Liberty Ship furniture), or gluing up half models. Later in his life he acquired and restored a 1930s vintage International 14 sailing skiff which was donated to the Center for Wooden Boats collection.

In 1949 Jack married Ruth Elaine MacLeod, an artist and photographer from West Vancouver, BC. When their Seattle houseboat grew too small with the arrival of their first son, they settled on Bainbridge Island to raise their family and live their boating dream. After Ruth’s passing in 1988, he eventually married JoAnne McDonald, from whom he was later divorced.

Jack is preceded in death by his wife Ruth and brother Ronald. He is survived by his three children, John Kutz (Caprice), Robin Kutz (Vicki), and Jan Kutz Lackie (Brian), in addition to brothers Alan, Robert, and sister Shirley Clementz, plus five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of his life on Saturday, December 1, at Island Center Community Hall, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
Donations can be made to the Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, at www.cwb.org. (Please mention that donation is in memory of Jack Kutz.


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Mildred E. Fent, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton Washington. She was born on November 23, 1925 and was 86 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Joseph Leonard Rosenberg, 79, formerly of Chippewa Township passed away at Hospice of Kitsap County in Bremerton, WA on October 31. Born December 31, 1932 he lived in Beaver Falls and Chippewa until moving to Bainbridge Island on October 2nd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Rachel Rosenberg, Sister Belle Ehrlich and Son-in-law Robert Alder.

The retired owner of Leonard's Auto Supply in Monaca and later in Chippewa which he ran for 25 years was also active in the Jewish Community Center, and the Agudath Achim Congregation.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Scherr Rosenberg, Bainbridge Island, WA, Daughter Shari Alder,Oxford Michigan, Sons, Michael(Teresa) Rosenberg, East Liverpool, Ohio and Daniel(Rebecca) Rosenberg, Bainbridge Island, WA. Six Grandchildren, Rachel Alder, Crystal and Ashley Rosenberg, Michelle Reed, Chairity Freeman and Joshua Rosenberg and 4 Great Grand children, John, Owen, Masen and Thomas.

Special thanks to the staff at Hospice of Kitsap County, The Fred Lowthian Care Center for their kindness and gentle care. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Kitsap County, 570 Lebo Blvd. Bremerton, WA 98310. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation at Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge from 1-2pm and Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2 PM at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island (map to Port Blakely Cemetery). Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Nathan Ross Thornburgh, 83, passed away on October 29, 2012. Born on October 3, 1929 in Covina, California, Ross spent his early life in California growing up surrounded by a large extended family.

Ross was preceded in death by his father, Claude Thornburgh, and his mother, Sarah Wright.

In 1947, Ross enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. When he was stationed on the East Coast in 1951, as fate would have it, he agreed to a blind date with a red-headed New Englander, Carol, a student nurse at the time. For both, it was love at first sight. In 1954, Ross and Carol married in her hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Prior to becoming parents, Ross and Carol earned their private pilot’s licenses and enjoyed recreational flying for many years. They hiked in the Sierra’s and loved boating and skiing. Ross’ late friend, Charlie Roberts, was a source of inspiration and strength for Ross. He often would reminisce of their philosophical conversations during their days of weight lifting and hiking. Charlie had spent some time in his childhood on Bainbridge Island and, due to Charlie’s suggestion in the early 1970’s, Ross visited the Island when considering a move to the Northwest from Manhattan Beach, California. In 1975, Ross and his family settled on Bainbridge Island.

Ross worked for a number of insurance companies throughout his career- Union Mutual Life, Marsh & McLennan, Metropolitan Life, Alexander & Alexander taking him from New York to Los Angeles. On April 1,1980, Ross and Carol founded Thornburgh Insurance Agency. Ross was well liked for his professional, diplomatic and distinguished manner. Ross earned the prestigious Safeco Award of Excellence (Lifetime Achievement). This was especially meaningful to him as it reflected his strong underwriting ability. Ross was proud to have his daughter join the agency before he retired.

Ross devoted many hours to community groups and boards that have helped shape Bainbridge Island: Winslow Tomorrow, Leadership Kitsap, President of the Kiwanis, Treasurer of Bainbridge Performing Arts during its capital campaign, a Boy Scout Leader and for over twenty years he spoke to each driver’s education class at the high school about the importance of safe driving.

Ross became an iconic figure in our community as he made his daily walks to the post office an important way to connect with friends and business associates. He was quick to share the many stories he had and many found him a resource for local history. He was an avid reader and loved using interesting books as a topic of discussion. Beyond Ross’ devotion to work, family and community, he loved attending musical performances at Benaroya Hall and the Olympic Music Festival.

Ross has many friends who were with him in thoughts and prayers over the last year. All the visits and cards provided him comfort and strength in his last months. He lived a fulfilling and courageous life to the end and passed away knowing he was loved by family, friends, caregivers and his community.

Ross is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Carol S. Thornburgh; his son, Jonathan Ross Thornburgh; his daughter, Rachelle E. Thornburgh; and daughter-in-law, Piper Thornburgh, and two grandsons, Stirling Ross Thornburgh and Charles A. Thornburgh, all of Bainbridge Island. He is also survived by his brother, Wesley (Maurita) Thornburgh; nephews Eric Thornburgh and Peter (Ginger) Thornburgh; and cousins Pat Wester, Alice (Cal) Elshoff and Fritz Thornburgh.
Special thanks to the staff at Hospice of Kitsap County, the staff at Island Health & Rehabilitation, to Lily, Cheryl, Denise, and the many others for your kindness, care and support of Ross and our family.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Ross’ Life. It will be on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Manor House on Bainbridge Island. We welcome all to stop by anytime between 2:00-5:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Helpline House, the Hospice of Kitsap County or another charity of your choice. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.


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Michael James O'Brien, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle Washington. He was born on October 14, 1948 in Seattle Washington and was 64 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Eunice M. June, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Messenger House on Bainbridge Island Washington She was born on November 28, 1917 and was 94 years of age Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Anne  Mitchell, longtime BI resident, passed away on 10/22/2012. She was 85 years old.

She was born and raised in Holyoke, MA. She earned a BA in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in Early Childhood Education from Yale University.
Mrs. Mitchell taught in various colleges around the country and then in public schools in San Francisco, CA. There she met and married Glenn Mitchell and they lived in Sausalito, CA for 15 years.

In 1971, they moved to BI with their children Amy and David. Mrs. Mitchell started and became Coordinator of the Early Childhood Program and coordinator of the Parent Education program at Olympic College. She also served terms as Chair of the State Organization of Parent Education Coordinators from 27 community colleges; as President of the WA Association of Educators of Personnel in EC Programs; as President of Project Family in Bremerton; as a member of the OSPI’s Committee on Preschool Accreditation and was a presenter at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conferences.

She wrote 2 books on education and parenting and had articles published in such magazines at the Saturday Review, NAEYC Journal, Of Primary Interest (the newsletter of the Colorado Department of Education), the Sun and the PI.

After retirement in 1991, she and Glenn traveled extensively around the world and the country. She also served on the Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth, the Social Action Committee of the BI Unitarian Fellowship, a committee on the future of education in the Bainbridge School District, as well as writing a third book on children and families.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn in 2002 and is survived by son David and family of Olympia, WA and daughter Amy and family of Rockland, ME.

There will be a celebration of her life on November 10th from 4-6pm at the home of Sue and John Anderson, 1181 Irene Place NE. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Olympic College Foundation, Attn: Anne Mitchell Memorial (Early Childhood Education Program), 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337.

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Marian Massey Kirkpatrick, a longtime Chattanooga, Tennessee resident passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on October 27, 1923 in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

She graduated from Chattanooga High School and attended the University of Chattanooga. She retired from Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company and was a member of the Red Bank Baptist Church for over 60 years where she taught Sunday school and kindergarten.

Marian is survived by her husband of 69 years, Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, of Bainbridge Island, WA, children; Katie Brown (Larry) of Bainbridge Island and Tom Kirkpatrick (Laura) of Wilton, CT. She also leaves behind her grandsons Thomas Kirkpatrick of Chicago, Illinois and Taylor Kirkpatrick of New York City along with numerous nieces and nephews. Marian was preceded in death by her parents; Henry L. Massey and Helen C. Massey and siblings; William N. Massey, Henry L. Massey, Jr. and Louise M. Holmes.

Marian was also affectionately known as Granny or Aunt Marian and is remembered for her love of family and friends, her beautiful flower gardens and delicious southern cooking. She was famous for her family gatherings on Thanksgiving and Christmas where warmth and love were served along with an abundance of good food and laughter. Marian would seek out the good in all people and many were blessed with her love and encouragement.

A Memorial Service was held on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Franciscan Hospice of Tacoma, Washington.
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Elizabeth Sabina Boyd, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Washington. She was born on November 24, 1936 and was 75 years age.

The Rosary will take place on Monday, October 22 at 7 PM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island. The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 11 AM at St. Cecilia. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will take place at Seabold Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook for the family.


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James Stanley Robinson, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton Washington. He was born on October 2, 1928 and Beaverdale, Pennsylvania and was 84 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home

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Carol McCoy Dharamsey, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Bailey Manor Adult Family Home on Bainbridge Island Washington. She was born on November 17, 1933 and was 78 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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