Kimi T. Voegeli, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2009 at her daughter's home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was a resident of Barstow, California. Kimi was born on March 28, 1937 in Hokoshema, Japan and was 71 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Andrea Edna Skinner, a longtime and well loved resident of Bainbridge Island died peacefully March 26 at Martha & Mary Health & Rehab Center in Poulsbo, WA. She was 95.
Andrea was born in Bellevue, WA on November 18, 1913 to Nell and Dwight Skinner. She settled with her family at Tolo on Bainbridge Island in 1918, moving to Battle Point in 1926.
Andrea attended Manzanita school and graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1931. She moved to Seattle where she completed secretarial school and worked during the Depression years.
Andrea went together with her close childhood friend and neighbor to the Winslow dock on the day residents of Japanese ancestry were transported to internment camps. She assisted closing out their home at Battle Point and stayed in close touch until Andrea’s passing.
Andrea moved to San Louis Obispo, CA in 1942 where she was very successful selling war bonds. She later resided in San Francisco, returning to Seattle in 1945 where she volunteered a short stint in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Andrea worked for Fredrick & Nelson’s Human Resources for 8 years prior to joining the Seattle Gas Company in 1953. She moved to the new Bellevue Regional Office in 1958 and was named Office Manager. Andrea returned to the Seattle corporate office for Washington Natural Gas (later to become Puget Sound Energy) and was promoted to Manager of Industrial Billing prior to retiring in 1978 as a Gas Dispatcher in Engineering. Andrea was active in professional business women’s organizations as an officer and a mentor during her career.
Andrea built her home on Lake Sammamish in 1951, moving to Mercer Island some years later. She returned to the Skinner homestead at Battle Point in 1976 to prepare for her retirement and enjoy her many friends and neighbors on Bainbridge Island and in Kitsap County.
Andrea loved hiking and camping in the Cascades, riding horseback in the mountains of Colorado and Montana and fishing in Alaska and Canada.
She traveled to Antarctica on a scientific research ship after retirement. Andrea can be described best by a sign she hung that read “I’d rather wake-up in nowhere, then any city in the world.”
Andrea was a competitive bridge player, avid reader and loved watching Mariners baseball with her friends. She was a gifted piano player and a remarkable story-teller, aided by her photographic mind.
Andrea is survived by her sister Patricia Russell of Bainbridge Island, nephews David Russell (Lisa) of Seattle, Matt Russell (Kate) of Miles City, MT, Bob Russell (Jill) of Bainbridge Island; and great-nieces Janna and Jannell Russell of Bainbridge Island, Naomi Hubert of Seattle and great-nephew of Jeremy Umeno of Bainbridge Island.
A celebration of life will be held at Bob and Jill Russell’s home on Bainbridge Island, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bainbridge Island Library.
Paul Roger Rose, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the age of 82. Roger lived the last 4 years of his life in Poulsbo Washington with his beloved wife of 57 years, Gwen. He was born in Van Buren, Mo., September 30, 1926, the second son of Bill and Viola Rose. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Aldon.
Roger graduated from Kern Union High School (Bakersfield, Ca) in 1944 and enlisted in the Navy in August of that year, serving aboard the USS Alcor as a Radioman for the duration of WWII. He married Gwen On September 7, 1951. They attended and graduated together from San Jose State in 1955. He and Gwen built their dream home in Aptos, Ca. where they lived before moving to Washington. Roger taught Middle School in San Jose for 31 years, retiring in 1988.
Roger is survived by his wife; his niece Deni, her husband Ralph, her children Rachel, Christopher, Amber and Anthony and her four grandchildren; his nephew Arnie, his wife Setsuko, his children Alan and Krissy and his five grandchildren; Gwen’s family, all locals from Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo; George McKinney, his wife Donna, his children Jeff and Mike and their families; Nancy Key, her husband Jerry, her daughter Erin and her family; Liz McKinney, her husband Bill Good, his children John and Shelly and their families; his former student and close friend Becky Medrano, her husband David, her children Roger, James and Jonathan and her five grandchildren, also survive Roger.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Cook Family Funeral Home from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM, 163 Wyatt Way NE on Bainbridge Island. The Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1187 Wyatt Way on Bainbridge Island [Directions]. In lieu of flowers, the family asked you to consider a donation to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.
Amy Levin, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on May 28, 1942 and was 66 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Donald Dean Cheyney Sr., passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born on May 30, 1934 in Glenwood, Iowa and was 74 years of age.
He lived in Washington for the past 69 years. He was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Port Orchard. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus, Eagles, Active Club, Active International, Local #26 Plumber's Fitters Union. He coached city league basketball and the Cheyney Studs Softball team. He also belonged to the Gallon Blood Club. Donald attended Givens Elementary School in Orchard Heights and later graduated from Peninsula High School. He played varsity baseball, basketball and football all three years in High School. He attended Olympic College.
Donald is survived by his wife Ivy M. Cheyney, his children; Vicky L. Doyle, Lily M. Stockwell and Michael Thorn Cheyney, his brother Thorn Cheyney, his grandchildren; Charles T. Houghan IV, Mandie Houghan, Levi J. Doyle, Trevor (Bruhn) Stockwell, Ivy Hembrook, Charles Stockwell, Katie Anne Stockwell, Richie Stockwell, Rochelle Stockwell, Donald Cheyney, Tanner Cheyney and Kayanna Cheyney. Also his great-grandchildren Sky Houghan, Baby Charles Hougan, Sophia Stockwell, Gracie Stockwell, Wyatt Stockwell and Jackson Sampson. He was preceded in death by his parents Thorn Cheyney Sr. and Ruby Marie Cheyney, son Donald Dean Cheyney Jr., siblings Beverly Miller, John Cheyney and granddaughter Marie Houghan.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM at The Suquamish Tribe Community Center in Suquamish, WA.
Dorothy M. Ferguson, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on April 17, 1930 and was 78 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Genevieve Mannino, “Ginny” was born Mary Genevieve in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1916 to Frank and Leora Eastman. We are all thankful for that blessed event. She passed away on March 10 at Harrison Hospital due to a series of illnesses.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Mannino of Bainbridge Island, her daughter, Barry Laurence-Belaja of Poulsbo, her eldest son Joseph Laurence of Bainbridge Island, and John Laurence of Desert Hot Springs, CA. She has five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Ginny taught the 5th grade for 26 years mostly in the Corning, NY school district, and was active in many school activities including drama, music, and the Teachers’ Union. On Bainbridge Island, she was a mainstay in Bainbridge Music and Arts, active in the Poulsbo Yacht Club, attended the Bainbridge Republican Womens’ Club luncheons, and supported the arts in many ways. She loved traveling, playing bridge, dancing, and giving dinner parties.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM at The Poulsbo Yacht Club in Poulsbo, Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Bainbridge Island Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 11286, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Joseph F. Mulholland, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2009 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on June 18, 1947 and was 61 years of age. He was a former resident of Kenai, Alaska. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Mary Mirkovich, was born in 1958 and passed away March 4, 2009 in Kirkland. A lifetime Pacific Northwest native, Mary was born to a Croatian family who immigrated from Velirat, a village on the island of Dugi Otok, on the Dalmatian Coast. Mary grew up on Bainbridge Island, first living in Eagledale before the family moved to Winslow in 1965. In her childhood, Mary enjoyed swimming in Eagle Harbor and performing in impromptu neighborhood outdoor theater productions. Her strong work ethic was honed by many summers picking strawberries at the Chuka’s berry farm. After graduating from Bainbridge High School in 1977, Mary joined Pacific Northwest Bell (now Qwest), where she recently celebrated her 30th work anniversary.
Mary enjoyed reading, movies, and spending time with friends. Mary also treasured her trips to San Pedro to visit extended family. Although she lived on the Eastside, her heart remained on the island. Mary will be remembered for her kindness, wry sense of humor and generous spirit.
Mary is survived by her sister, Betty Mirkovich of Bainbridge Island and brother, John Mirkovich of Kingston, her aunt Bosa Marinov of San Pedro, CA, cousin Maria (Ron) Roemer and family of San Pedro, CA, and cousins Bruno Severa of Milan, Italy and Simeone (Clarita) Severa of Anzio, Italy. Mary is also survived by numerous dear friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Matt and Neda Mirkovich. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Friday, March 13, 2009 from 4-5:30 PM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1310 Madison Avenue NE on Bainbridge Island. The Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 5:30PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 1:00 PM also at the church. A reception will follow the Mass. Private interment at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle.
Rebecca Nodland, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born on December 28, 1960 and was 48 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Richard Alan Grant, 84, died peacefully on February 26, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. The son of Dr. G. A. and Helen Grant, he was born in the family home in Indianola, Iowa on June 7, 1924.
Richard served as the sonar officer on the destroyer escort USS Frances M. Robinson(DE-220) in the Atlantic during World War II. He then attended Simpson College, where, in addition to his studies, he sang tenor in a barbershop quartet, appeared in numerous plays and fell in love with the beautiful Marjorie Mitchell. Married in 1950, they moved to Oklahoma where Richard continued his graduate studies and served as psychologist at the McAlester State Penitentiary. During the Kennedy Administration he accepted a position in the newly formed Department of Health, Education and Welfare and he and Marjorie moved their growing family to the suburbs of Washington D.C.
During this period, Richard actively contributed to the positive social changes of the 1960s. He also indulged an avid interest in American history by taking his family on frequent trips to historical sites, all the while maintaining his reputation as a fine musician.
Richard next accepted the post of Regional Commissioner for HEW in the Pacific Northwest. The family adventured across the continent in their VW bus to “the other Washington” where they established their beloved home on Bainbridge Island, with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and an expanse of scotch broom that was soon cultivated into gardens of vegetables and roses.
Over the years the Grant home was famous for countless celebrations, planned and impromptu. Whether lofty dignitary or starving artist, all were welcomed and none were judged at Rich and Marge’s house. While enjoying a warm bowl of French onion soup and a homegrown Bloody Mary, a lucky guest might be entertained by Rich as he quoted “De Gustibus non est disputandum” or launched into his astonishing rendition of Joe Cocker’s “With a Little Help from My Friends”.
Richard stayed busy during his retirement, rooting for his favorite sports teams, tending his bee hives, consulting as a Master Gardener, contributing to numerous progressive causes and entertaining his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his brother, Dr. Lloyd Grant and his wife Mary of Saratoga, California, his sister, Dr. Genelle Morain of Athens, Georgia, his five children, Michael (Kerry), Bruce (Mary), Eric (Deb), Melinda (John Kennell) and David (Rachel) and nine grandchildren, Arthur, Ben, Noah, Hillary, Claire, Amanda, Mitchell, Jocelyn and Cael.
Rich had a gift for brightening the day of everyone he met and the community responded by supporting and nurturing him. His family offers heartfelt thanks to the many people who reflected his good cheer and helped him on his journey, especially his caregivers Dr. Sundance Rogers, Heidi, Sheila, Becky, Kathryn, and the fine staff at Martha and Mary.
In memory of his upbeat attitude, be good to yourself, reach out to a friend, and contribute to a worthy cause.
In celebration of his life an open house will be held at 11077 Madison Ave., NE from 2:00 – 6:00 on Saturday, March 7. Interment was a private ceremony at Kane Cemetery in Port Madison.
Edward Doremus, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at The Madison Avenue Retirement Center on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on March 28, 1914 and was 94 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Lois Glaser, died peacefully on Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009. A native of San Francisco, CA she lived on Bainbridge Island WA the past ten years. Lois is survived by her two children Arlene Grotz and Nancy Glaser, and three grandchildren Ryan Grotz, Erik Grotz and Stacey Grotz. At 83 years old she was a fighter to the end and we will miss her smile. Arrangements by Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, WA.
Albert McDonald, Our beloved father of nine, husband to Anna McDonald for 65 years, and grandfather of 12, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2009 at the age of 91. He was born on December 4, 1917 in Roxbury, Mass.
Mr. McDonald attended parochial schools, learned to box at the Boys Club, and later attended Boston College High School on scholarship. In 1942, he volunteered for the Army and used his boxing expertise to earn 3-day passes to woo Miss Anna Noone of Lynn, Mass. Mr. McDonald claimed his wedding to Anna on September 18, 1943, ‘the greatest day of my life.” During WWII he earned three battle stars in Germany. After completing his education at the Lowell Institute at MIT, Mr. McDonald worked for General Electric as Senior Engineer. In 1949, GE moved Mr. McDonald and his family to Seattle, where he was active in the Seattle Knights of Columbus. In 1958, he moved his family to Yakima, WA. to be closer to his work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. After 25 years, Mr. McDonald left General Electric to join WPPSS as manager of the nuclear generating plant. He spent 23 years with WPPSS. He was active in his community serving as President of the Yakima Central Catholic High School PTA, and as a Board Member of Yakima Grid Kids Football. Upon retiring from WPPSS, Pete and Anna moved to Poulsbo, WA.
His love for his wife was unwavering, his pride in his children and grandchildren unmatched, and his Catholic faith staunch. We will miss you dearly, Pete. Mr. McDonald is pre-deceased by his sister Isabelle, brothers Dick and Jack, and daughters Louise and Lea. He is survived by his wife Anna, his children (and spouses) Susann, Kevin (Bethany), Karin (Clark), Sean (Debbie), Anne (Bob), Teresa, and Mary (John) and grand children: John, Ross, Jason, Michael, Meghan, Colin, Erin, Kelly, Sean, Michael, Molly, and Jamie.
There will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 28th, 9:00 a.m., at St. Cecilia Church, 1310 Madison Ave North, Bainbridge Island. After the Mass, a reception to celebrate Pete's life will be held at the Senior Community Center, 370 Brien Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island, until 1:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society in your community.
Virginia Walker Hardy, was born to Dr. and Mrs. Thomas DuHart Walker on November 24, 1914 in Cochran, Georgia where she lived until moving to Macon, Georgia for her father’s pediatrics practice when she was a small girl. At the age of 15, in 1929, she & her mother lived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she finished high school while her father relocated to Norfolk, Virginia to begin a new medical practice. The family reunited in 1930 in Norfolk where she lived until 1935 to pursue her higher education in Boston at Randolph Macon (later to become Radcliffe & later still Harvard).
In 1938 she married Franklin Albright Hardy, a student at Harvard Law School. The war interrupted the lives of everyone at that time in history, and the Navy took them to Louisville, Kentucky, where they settled in the beautiful small town of Anchorage to raise their five children until their marriage ended in 1961.
In 1982, after working for 16 years as Parish Secretary for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage, Kentucky she retired to Orlando, Florida until 1988 when she permanently relocated to Bainbridge Island, Washington and the loving community of Grace Episcopal Church.
Leaving all who knew her with an immeasurable love and admiration for her, she is survived by her sons, Frank Hardy of St. Louis and Tim Hardy of Baltimore, and her daughters Linda Beckham of Orlando and Virginia Walker of Bainbridge Island as well as seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and her family of Grace Episcopal Church.
A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be held at 3pm on Friday, February 27th at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 NE Day Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 where a memorial fund has been established in her name to whom remembrances can be made in her name if one so wishes.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Earl Howard Canright, resident of Wyatt House Retirement Center on Bainbridge Island, Washington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 17th at the age of 98 years. Earl was born October 20, 1910 in Dixon Montana; the first of five children born to pioneers Charles Holmes Canright and Edna (Perry) Canright. Due to the lack of water they abandoned the homestead and moved back to Wyoming where Earl and his siblings grew up in Thermopolis.
As a boy he sold the Denver Post and enjoyed swimming in the hot springs whenever he got a chance. Tired of the snow, he left home (“It was time to go.”) at age 15 and hitch-hiked to southern California where he lived on “the street”. He was given a helping hand by policemen and others, and through a variety of odd jobs worked his way up the California central valley. He eventually found steady employment at Calo Dog Food company in Oakland. In 1930 he was joined there by his family when they were forced by hard times in Wyoming to move further west.
During the war years Earl worked as a machinist for Hall Scott in Emeryville, building engines for a variety of military applications. On May 19, 1942 he married Mildred Seastedt of Turlock, California, in Carson City, Nevada, and together they had two children. Wanting to be his own boss, Earl went to barber school and soon thereafter opened his own barber shop, and for over twenty years he owned and operated barber shops in Campbell, San Jose, and Felton, California. When asked his occupation, Earl would say he “trimmed the public”. He was active in his Christian faith, teaching Sunday School and serving as a trustee and usher at churches in Campbell, San Jose and Santa Cruz.
Earl’s first wife Mildred died of cancer in 1986. Three years later, at age 80, Earl “popped the question” for a second time and married Luella Pope Kearney of Santa Cruz, California. They lived in Santa Cruz until they moved to Bainbridge Island in 2001 to be nearer to both Earl’s and Luella’s families. Luella passed away in March 2006. Earl continued in reasonably good health until his last month.
Earl is survived by his children Joanne (Larry) Bergen of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Donald (Sally) Canright of Fall River Mills, California, and his brother Richard (Donna) Canright of Redmond, Oregon. He is also survived by five grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. He also loved and was loved by Luella’s two granddaughters, great grandchildren and great-great granddaughter.
Contributions in remembrance of Earl may be made to the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110.
Family and friends are invited at attend a memorial service at 11:00 AM on March 14 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Lloyd Rigg, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at his son's home in Port Orchard, Washington. He was born on January 29, 1932 and was 77 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
David Leonard Winter, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on November 3, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was 72 years of age. He lived in the area for the past 30 years. David was an avid fly fisherman and retired from King County as a court recorder.
He is survived by his sister Marlene Chumbley and her husband Gerry. He also leaves behind many friends, nephews, nieces, an aunt and uncle, cousins, his fishing buddies and friends at the Town and Country Market. He was preceded in death by his parents; Orville and Henrietta Winter and his brother Daniel G. Winter.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 5 - 7 PM at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE on Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow for all those who wish to attend at Island Bonita on Winslow Way. Memorial contributions can be made to The Salvation Army.
Mildred Ruth Crossen, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on July 28, 1912 and was 96 years of age. Private interment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Tasha Estelle Woodard, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born on August 9, 1966 in Bremerton,WA and was 42 years of age. She was a resident of Shelton, WA - Skokomish Nation. She moved to the area from Alaska when she was 15 years old.
Tasha enjoyed being on the beach, going on canoe journeys, native drumming, music of the 70's and 80's, her mother's cooking, loving her children and teasing her stepdad whom she called "Dad".
She is survived by her children; Eddie Hoeflin of Bremerton, WA and Milon Woodard of Missouri. She also leaves behind her mother Josephine Sable of Shelton, WA and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Eddie Kolbo in 1964.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM, followed by the Funeral Service at 3:00 PM at the Suquamish Tribal Gym in Suquamish,WA. Memorial contributions can be made to the Suquamish Tribe in her name.
Judith Louise Kveitkauskas, of Bainbridge Island, WA passed away at Island Health and Rehabilitation Center on Monday February 9, 2009.
She was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on February 10, 1943. The oldest child of Charles and Ellen (Chiz) Kveitkauskas. She grew up in Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1961. While living in Rhode Island she was involved deeply in the Eastern Star. She was a Past Worthy Matron in the Martha Washington Chapter in Warren, RI. She moved to Washington State in 1978 where she settled in Silverdale. She volunteered at her son’s school, Clear Creek Elementary. She was also an avid reader, especially Anne McCaffrey. She adored cats, with Missy being her last companion. Her move to Bainbridge Island was due to the advanced progression of Multiple Sclerosis. The family would like to let everyone at Island Health and Rehabilitation Center know how much Mom appreciated the time and care you gave her while a resident. We also would like to thank them for making her last days comfortable.
She is survived by her son Mark Flagg of Silverdale, WA. , her daughter Jennifer Bannon and Tim Sykes of Virginia Beach, VA. , former husband Ray Flagg of Bremerton, WA. ,her grandchildren Sean and Becca Bannon of Virginia Beach, VA. , her sister Diane Buker and husband David of Westminster, MA. Her niece Sara Johnson and husband Eric of Gardner, MA. Grand-Nephews Zachary and Adam, and Grand-Niece Megan Johnson, of Gardner, MA. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was also pre-deceased by a Nephew Christopher Buker.
A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island, WA at 1pm on Friday the 13th of February 2009. In lieu of flowers the family would ask that you make a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association in her name.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home Bainbridge Island.
Martha Charles, 83, of little Boston passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 7, 2009. She was born July 7, 1925 at Point Julia to Ed and Irene Purser, both of Little Boston.
Martha formally worked at the Pope and Talbot Saw Mill, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Martha and Mary Care Center. She enjoyed getting out and shopping at yard sales and hitting the thrift stores or "just cruising". She enjoyed working her puzzle books, watching "Wheel of Fortune", "Cops" and wrestling.
Martha loved family gatherings and having company in her home. Her most precious moments were spending time at her home with her grandson Zach and her dog. Martha is survived by her two brothers, Aaron and Rudolph Purser both of Little Boston and sister Ann Anderson also of Little Boston, daughters Mary Trevathan and Carolyn Charles of Little Boston, Eileen Charles of Quilcene and one son Leroy Charles also of Little Boston. She also leaves behind her 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents Ed and Irene, her husband Herbert Charles Sr., son Herbert Charles Jr., three sisters; Jane Laub of Bremerton, Vera Anderson of Little Boston and Stella Carpenter of Bremerton, two brothers Stan and Bud Purser both of Little Boston and one great-great granddaughter Maria Hernandez of Little Boston.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Friday, February 13, 2009 from 12:00 noon until the Funeral Service time of 1:00 PM at the Port Gamble Tribal Gym in Kingston, WA. Interment will follow at the Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Mary Jane Mong, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at The Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on June 21, 1915 in Edison, Washington and was 93 years of age.
Mary had moved from Bow, Washington and lived in the Kitsap County area for the past 21 years. She was a member of the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church and Edison Lutheran Church in Bow. Mary was married to Harold Mong in 1936, helping on a dairy farm for over 51 years. After raising her family, she earned a nursing degree and worked in the medical field. They moved to Poulsbo in 1987 to be near their children and grandchildren. Mary volunteered at Martha and Mary Health Care Services and the Fishline House. She was always eager to help others. Mary enjoyed gardening, RV travel, music, knitting and her family.
She is survived by her children, Doug Mong and his wife Le Ann and Mary Beth Olsen. She also leaves behind her sister Ina Radel and her husband Orville. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2001 and her siblings Ivan Leatherwood and Ruth Doxsee, also her son in-law Dan Olsen. There are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM at The First Lutheran Church Cemetery, 18920 4th Avenue NE in Poulsbo. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Kitsap County.