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Les  Meyers Jr., passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at his home in Seattle, Washington. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Maxine Dorothy Eastman, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island,Washington. She was born on August 31, 1926 in Pe Ell, Washington and was 82 years of age.

Maxine is survived by three children: Her Son; Robert L. Eastman Jr., his children Kimberly Morlock, her husband John, her daughter Courtney, Robert L. Eastman III, his wife Luz, his son Alec, Maxine’s son: Ronald W. Eastman, his wife Marsha, their daughters Heather Mauseth, husband Brandon and children: Hayden and Tyson; Joanna Taylor, husband Aaron and children: Dyllion and Aarik, Maxine’s daughter: Lynne Prince, her husband Bim, their children Jared and Jordan.

All the family and extended family and friends were extremely important to her right up to the end. Although the last couple of months were perhaps the most difficult of her life, she often spoke the clearest she had in years. It was very refreshing for those of us that had the opportunity to visit her. Her activities of the past were highlighted. Bowling and bridge playing with the ladies. Hiking, traveling, and life with her husband, Bob and all of the extended family. She was an active member of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, as well as PEO. Her greatest joy was playing tennis with Lynne, watching Bob, Jr. and Ron play baseball or football, and then watching and coaching the grandchildren in their sports and activities. Her sister’s (Lorraine’s) children always held a special part in her heart. She loved preparing great meals and getting family and friends together at their home on Battle Point. She loved to garden and took great pride in the many beautiful Rhododendrons they grew in their gardens. Her life was highlighted with great friends who completed her life as well.

Private family services will be held.

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Dr. Robert F. Goad, passed away after a sudden heart attack while he was mowing his lawn at his home in Shelton, WA, where he stayed to be on medical call at Mason General Hospital. His great heart gave out on him, while dressed in the famous, cozy green hospital scrubs which he, laughingly wore everywhere.

He was the first-born son of Samuel Terry Goad and Rose Kelley Goad; husband of nearly 38 years (June 19) to college sweetheart, Carolyn (Waldeck); father of Matt, Jenny, Chris, and Katie. Bob was born in St. Paul, MN. where his mother, Rose, was born and raised.

This was a man who was dedicated to the ideals of home, country, and God. He distinguished himself highly in his military, medical, and most importantly family careers. Service for helping others and living up to highly ethical ideals of morality and justice were integral to all aspects of his life. His lighter side was seen in his eclectic love of books, comics, music and films of all genres. We all must grow older, but we never have to grow up. Movies "King Kong" and "Creature of the Black Lagoon" were very special to him. His attention to politics and history, wicked sense of humor, thoughtfulness to others, and loving care of his children and wife were paramount. He was a friend to hundreds of people around the world whom he honored and valued deeply.

Bob attended Benilde High School, St. Louis Park, MN and Creighton University in Omaha from 1965-1973 for both undergraduate (BSC) degree and medical school. Medical internship was done at the old Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, '73-'74. He was accepted for a two year residency in anesthesia and a one year fellowship in hyperbaric medicine at Duke University in Durham, N.C. from '82-'85 and did numerous courses over the years to sharpen his skills.

Upon graduation from medical school, he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps where he served for 24 years, rising quickly through the ranks before retiring as a Captain (06) in 1994. His training began in Groton, CN at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) which led to him becoming an expert in diving/submarine medicine. He was the recipient of the Surgeon General's Award there. He served in San Diego as the Designated Saturation Diving Medicial Officer Deep Diving Systems,COMSUBDEVGRUONE. From '78-'82, he served as the U.S. Navy Exchange Officer in Underwater Medicine to the Royal Navy at the Institute of Naval Medicine in Alverstoke, England. His work there involved doing research on the hyperbaric tables, teaching, work with NATO, and the deep dive program series. His work and expertise in diving/submarine medicine led to his appointment as Chief Medical Officer for Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, '86-'90. Bob's final tour in the Navy was as the Director for Operational Medicine, Naval Hospital, Bremerton,WA., '90-'94.

He began a full-time career in anesthesia in '94-'09 at Mason General Hospital (where he co-owned the business), Shelton, WA and part-time at a local Oral Surgery/Implant clinic. He saved many lives due to his focused attention to details in the O.R. and was rated as a top anesthesiologist. Lists of his publications, awards, licensures, certificates, memberships and work with professional societies runs on for pages.

Bob's love of diving and the mysterious beauty of the ocean were very important to him, stemming from his Navy experiences. He was a renowned expert in the treatment of the "bends", working with the Diving Accident Network, and the Underwater/Hyperbaric Medical Society. This love and awe he passed onto his children. After diving trips, he would often regale them with tales of underwater adventures dealing with dangerous and beautiful creatures of the deep: coaxing morays eels and octopi out of their stony crevices.

He lectured for and dived with what was then the Human Underwater Biology, CME group, becoming infamous not only for his excellent and funny lectures in underwater medicine, but also for his pranks. He found it so amusing to pop up from behind coral reefs wearing a replica mask of the "Creature of the Black Lagoon" to surprise passing divers, almost giving them the "bends" as they zoomed away from him in terror.

Comedian, jokester and prankster extraordinaire were what Bob had always been. Ever thoughtful, no friend or relative's birthday or anniversary that he knew went by without a greeting card. Two were waiting to be mailed when he passed.

Recently, he had become involved with the "Prisoners of the Far East WWII Memorial" project which is striving to raise money to erect a monument in Bremerton, WA to these brave soldiers and civilians. His love of history and fair-play and his encyclopedic knowledge of everything, was lately focused on the Bataan Death March. This led to his decision to join the Board to help with this project to honor this tragedy of history.

In addition to his nuclear family, Bob leaves behind his father, Samuel Terry; siblings, Carolyn and Maryann (John Merideth), brother, John (Jean); in-laws; cousins; nephews; nieces; aunts; and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation at 5:00 PM followed by a Recitation of The Rosary on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1310 Madison Avenue NE on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 12 Noon also at the church. A reception will follow at the Church - Conger Hall. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery on Bainbridge Island.

If you so wish, donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to: Transitional Resourses (works with the mentally ill) 2970 S.W.Avalon Way, W. Seattle, WA 98126 or Prisoners of the _Far East WWII Memorial, 2412 Soundview Dr. N.E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Please note: Both contributions are the 5013c tax deductable.

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Glenn C. Wiprud, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

He was born on February 18, 1931 in Seattle, Washington and was 78 years of age. Glenn was a resident of Poulsbo, Washington where he had lived for the past 15 years. He moved from Redondo Beach, California. He graduated from The University of Washington and attained two degrees in engineering. He spent eight years in the Navy and was on active duty with the USS Mathews for three of those years. He worked for TRW of Redondo Beach, California as an executive for over 20 years.

Glenn volunteered with AARP at tax time every year. He also volunteered his time with the Poulsbo Middle School, reviewing the upper class essays, also the Race For The Cure. Glenn enjoyed woodworking, traveling, gardening, but most of all his greatest love was his family.

He is survived by his wife Barbara A.B. Wiprud of 27 years, his children; Glenn C. Wiprud, Jr., Barbara C. Wiprud Sousa and Valerie L. Wiprud, his siblings; Jackie Wiprud Martin, Dan Wiprud (Pat) and Frank Wiprud (Gail) and his grandchildren; Katherine and Justin Sousa.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service, with military honors, on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. A reception will follow at the family home in Poulsbo. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Kitsap County.

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Cornelia  Todd, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA with her husband and two sons at her side.

Born in Port Gamble, WA to Mary Delle Buitenveld Duclos and Lester O. Duclos on May 2, 1942, Connie attended Elementary and Middle School on Bainbridge Island, WA. She received her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona in California and completed her Masters in Education from Seattle University. She married Henry S. Todd in 1962 and resided in Covina, CA until 1977 when she returned to Bainbridge Island with her family.

Connie’s professional career spanned nearly 35 years as a North Kitsap school teacher, North Mason school counselor and later in private practice counseling adults on Bainbridge Island. She cherished her family vacations, made the most of her annual “sister trips”, and found comfort in her ritual five mile daily walk along Crystal Springs. Connie loved gardening, journaling, reading and was also an avid cook. Her circle of friends in her book club brought her joy and laughter over the years. Connie’s love of life extended to include beach walks with her grandchildren and various travel adventures with her husband Hank.

Connie was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Hank Todd of Bainbridge Island, her sons Greg (Susan Veterane) Todd of Edmonds and Steve (Denise Melton) Todd of Bainbridge Island; sisters Leslie (Lee) Graham of Bartlesville, OK and Vicki Monahan (Fred Gross) of San Diego, CA. Grandchildren: Leah and Molly Todd and Gabriel and Andrea Todd. Nieces: Wendy Machleit, Lisa Graham Despain, Laura Graham Hamilton, Erica Graham Smith, Meagin Scott and many grand nieces and nephews. Connie is preceded in death by her mother Mary Delle Duclos, father Lester O. Duclos, step mother Vera McPoland Duclos and sister, Tanya Machleit.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church on Bainbridge Island, Washington. A reception in the church hall will follow.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center or a charitable organization of your choice.

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Debbie Denise Horner, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Debbie was born on June 1, 1961 to Lowell and Wonda Hammond in Caldwell, Idaho. Debbie graduated from High School in Twin Falls, Idaho and then went on to receive a major of Fine Arts - Graphic Design from Boise State University.

Debbie began enchanting everyone she knew from a young age and could make a friend for life in minutes! Her social spirit carried over into everything she did and she had the unique ability to make those around her smile and laugh abundantly!

Debbie met her husband Scott Horner in college and they married in 1983. In 1985 they moved to Bainbridge Island, Washington where Scott began working as an Architect. Scott and Debbie have owned and operated BIOS, LLC for twenty years which is a Planning, Design, and Construction Company specializing in nature center related facilities –aquariums, zoos and nature centers. Debbie brought to the company her keen financial savvy and talented graphic background. Debbie was also extremely creative as a watercolor painter and a talented illustrator. Boating, cooking and gardening were just a few of Debbie’s other loves.

With extreme sadness Debbie leaves behind her husband Scott and son Skylar Lee of Bainbridge Island, Parent in law’s Max and Johnnie Horner of Kingston, brother Rick (Julie) Hammond of Twin Falls, Idaho, sister Danielle (Damon) Gardea of Lacey, WA, her grandmother Myrtle Hammond of Caldwell Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews. Debbie also leaves behind a full array of close friends who will also miss her vivacious spirit.

At the request of the family a private service was held at Kiana Lodge on May 31, 2009. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Progressive Animal Welfare Society/PAWS,

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Raymond L. Andrus, 80 years young, lost his third battle with cancer on Memorial Day, May 25th.

Born in Ames, Iowa, to Eva and Lynn Andrus, he graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, served in French Morocco during the Korean War, and was on the first staff of the Air Force Academy at Lowry AFB and Colorado Springs.

Island residents since 1966, Lew and Lois were married 53 years, and parents of Ross, Joel, and Heather. Lew was an Account Executive and Art Director at Lennen & Newell, San Francisco and then in Seattle, before launching his own graphic design firm of Andrus & Higgins, later renamed Lew Andrus & Associates.

Thirty plus years later, and after designing and building his own home as well, he joined the Seattle Art Institute faculty part time, passing his layout and design, computer graphics and animation skills to the next generation of artists.

Upon retirement, Lew kept busy with community projects like Broom magazine, illlustrated children's books, and political cartoons. He participated in AIS Faculty art exhibits and always kept Lois well supplied with helpful housekeeping advice.

Lew lived and died on his own terms. In addition to his COPD (likely due to the aerosols and solvents he'd used in art work years before), he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent lung surgery in 2005 and chemotherapy/ radiation in 2008. He fought to maintain his health by walking and swimming, ever mindful of the benefits of beer and fishing! Only in the last few months was he unable to exercise for lack of energy and shortness of breath. Lew died at home, with his family and at peace. Our special thanks to Hospice of Kitsap County.

An exhibit of Lew's art is planned for later this summer. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Judy Lynn Crumpton Knudsen, died at her home in Port Ludlow, Washington of Breast Cancer at the age of 58 with her loving husband Steve Knudson, her son Ketch and her two sisters Sarah Frances and Barbara at her bedside.

Judy was born on Bainbridge Wa. June 9, 1950, daughter of Atlas and Chilene Crumpton and resided on Bainbridge Is. for 54 years.

Judy married Steve Knudson on June 3, 2006 and resided in Port Ludlow.

She is survived by her husband Steve, her son Ketch. Her brother Joe Crumpton of Kent, Wa., her sister Barbara Shipman of Sequim, her sister Sarah Frances Blossom-Hattick of Port Ludlow, her brother Robert Wayne Crumpton of Bremerton, her brother Steve Allen Crumpton of Bainbridge Island also two niece's Tricia Blossom Boyle and Pamela Swenson, six Nephew's

Mark Blossom,Gene Johnson, Jessie Crumpton, Jason Crumpton, David Crumpton and Terry Crumpton. She also leaves behind her godchildren, Tiffany and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Atlas and Chilene Crumpton, her brother Dean Atlas Crumpton, her brother James Steven Crumpton, Her sister Betty Gail Crumpton.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE on Bainbridge Island. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday May 28 at Port Madison Lutheran Church, 14000 North Madison Avenue NE on Bainbridge Island [Directions]. Interment will take place at Seabold Cemetery on Bainbridge Island. A reception will be held at the Knudson family home on Bainbridge Island following the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Contributions, J5-200, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024.

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Lenora B. Jones, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on May 20, 1915 and was 94 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Gary James Bracken, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away on May 21, 2009. He adored boating and building a life-long dream log home. He and his wife Elizabeth enjoyed Life’s simple pleasures over the last year since his brain cancer diagnosis in April 2008. Since celebrating his 59th birthday on March 6, they proudly awaited the June graduation of their son Andy from Stanford University. What unlimited and peaceful joy Andy brought his Dad. Gary is further survived by his dear brother Ken and wife Marian; nephew Eric and Brenda Bracken Family; nephew Scott and Sheryl Bracken Family; sister-in-law Anne and Karl Matsushino Stinson Family; brother-in-law Gilbert and Karen Matsushino Family; mother-in-law Taz Matsushino; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Ida P. and Walter C. Bracken and stepfather Wesley F. June.

From 1973 to 2007, Gary masterfully served the Department of Energy and its contractors in nuclear waste operations and decommissioning at the Hanford Site, Rocky Flats Site, and Idaho National Engineering Lab. Gary graduated from Washington State University with his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemistry in 1972 and 1974. While a student attending University of Bonn, he met Liz who was a student at the University of Stuttgart. They were married in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona.

Gary took special pride in his woodworking projects, building homes, and developing novel ways to make repairs. Additionally, he was an avid member of the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club and joined in many of its cruises in the Northwest.

Without the strengthening bonds of our Gary Boat Bracken Support Teams, we could not have experienced the Simple Pleasures we enjoyed. We are sincerely grateful to our many caring friends who unselfishly supported us, our loving family members who traveled from afar to help, the hopeful Team of medical professionals at Swedish in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island who gave us joyous Hope, the caring Team of Kitsap County Hospice, the motivating wellness Team at Island Fitness, the calming and cheerful Teams of financial and legal jewels, and to God who is present in our lives everyday keeping us focused on love, good, and peace.

As Gary wished, an honored gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2009, from 2–6 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Marina, where we lived aboard Waypoint II for 3.5 years. Burial will take place at Port Blakely Cemetery.

If you would like to honor Gary’s life with a gift, please consider making a gift of life to:

Swedish Medical Center Foundation
FBO: Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122-4307, or

Hospice of Kitsap County
P. O. Box 3416
Silverdale, WA 98383

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Dorothy Donovan St. Onge, Dottie, as she was known to her friends, has joined her life long dancing partner, Rene St.Onge, who pre-deceased her. Dottie was born in Seattle in 1921 and graduated from Ballard high school in 1939 and attended business school. She and Rene raised their family in Seattle where they owned Kwik Kopy Printing Company for over 30 years. They retired to Port Ludlow in 1982.

Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother who was fiercely independent. After having a son, Jay, with Down Syndrome, she defied the experts of the time who advised her to institutionalize him, keeping him at home instead. She became a strong and vocal advocate for special education programs in the Seattle area, for mentally handicapped children. Jay lived with her until her death.

Dottie was an avid golfer, an excellent bridge player, a wonderful dancer and enjoyed traveling with her family. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Lynn Ray and Renee Foster (Jerry) of Bainbridge Island and by her son, Jay St.Onge. Dorothy is also survived by eight grandchildren, Aaron (Jane), Adam (Erin), Ryun, Robin, Roxanne and Jordan Foster and Melissa and Jennifer Ray and by three great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island.

Remembrances may be made in Dorothy’s name to Northwest Center, P.O. Box 80827, Seattle, WA 98108-0827 (, the Alzheimer's Association, 12721 30th Avenue NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125 ( or a charity of your choosing.

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Elizabeth Jane Belcher, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Martha and Mary Health Care Services in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on December 4, 1917 in Seattle, WA and was 91 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Ralph  Kline, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his son's home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on January 24, 1918 and was 91 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Robert  Baggett, passed way on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on July 21, 1945 and was 63 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Bjorn W. Sangder, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on February 21, 1909 in Seattle, Washington and was 100 years of age.

Bjorn's first job was as a paperboy for the Seattle Times. He started working at the Lake Union Dry-docks in the early 1930's and retired as a supervisor in 1974. He always enjoyed living on the water and from the time he was a youngman he told everyone that he was going to buy a house on Bainbridge Island for his retirement. Bjorn enjoyed fishing and hunting. In his later years his favorite times were being the "camp cook" with his son and grandsons.

He is survived by his wife Marvel Loria, son Larry and his wife Mimi, grandsons; Todd (Judy), Larry (Terri), Scott (Jean), great grandchildren; Isaac, Adam (Jo Anna), Melissa (Nicholas), Brittana, Travis and Nicolas. He also leaves behind his stepson's Jim, Dennis, Neal and Noble. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Elgie, son Robert, brother Otto and his sister Margaret Anderson.

Private services will be held.

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David Murtagh Gallagher, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at his home in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on January 9, 1948 in Dublin, Ireland and was 61 years of age. He had lived in the Poulsbo area for the past 10 years and in the United States of America for 21 years. David had moved from Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 1987. He was a member of St. Olaf Parish in Poulsbo.

David was a devoted father, who was absolutely adored by his children, Hugh and Aoife. He was a life-long lover of sailing and the water, and he enojoyed spending time with friends made throughout the world. A real gentleman who cherished his family and friends, he loved telling stories and talking about the “Old Country.” He just moved into a beautiful new home in Poulsbo overlooking the water, where he was planning on mooring his boat. He was great with his hands and was looking forward to working on projects in his house. He enjoyed driving in his vintage Mercedes and dancing. His family and friends were so lucky to have been able to spend time with him recently at his son’s wedding. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children: Hugh Gallagher (son - 30 yrs) and his wife Summer, Aoife Gallagher (daughter - 26 yrs); brother: Antoine Gallagher and his wife Sheila; Aunt & Uncle: Kathleen and Stanley Power; former-wife: Eavanne O'Donoghue; cousins: Derek, Murtagh, Aileen, Chris, Rosemary, Mary, Stan, Joyce, and Niall.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Recitation of the Rosary on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7 :00 PM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 18943 Caldart Avenue NE in Poulsbo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:30 PM also at the church. Interment will be private.

Memorial Contributions can be made to: Saint Vincent de Paul Poulsbo, (360) 779-9980, 18943 Caldart Ave. NE / St. Olaf's Catholic Church, Poulsbo WA, 98370 or Helpline House, (206) 842-7621, 282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110 -

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Jane C. Jacobsen, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Nisqually Valley Care Center in Roy, Washington. She was born on September 29, 1913 on Bainbridge Island, Washington and was 95 years of age. No services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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David Craig Forbes, was born February 12, 1938 to Douglas J. Forbes and Ruby A. Niles. He passed away on April 27, 2009 at the Hospice Care Center in Bremerton after a long illness.
An accomplished professional musician, Dave's musical ability was honed with many years of childhood piano lessons. During high school he included in his musical repertoire the study of the French Horn. He excelled to such an extent under the tutelage of Alvin Shardt (then principal horn with the Seattle Symphony) that he represented Washington State in the All-Nation Orchestra in St Louis his senior year. A second generation Seattle native, Dave graduated from West Seattle High School in 1956.

After high school Dave attended the Navy School of Music in Washington DC. He was a member of Navy Bands in San Diego as well as principal horn of the La Jolla Symphony. In 1962, at only 24, he joined the Seattle World’s Fair Band. Having attended Western Washington University, he joined the Seattle Symphony, Opera and Ballet in 1964. He was present during one of the symphony's most exciting development periods in which it emerged as a nationally recognized and respected orchestra. He was well known for his tireless involvement in the Orchestra's internal affairs, which included chairing the Seattle Symphony & Opera Players Organization and serving on several of its contract negotiating committees. He taught at Western Washington University and the Cornish Institute.

Among musicians Dave’s talent and poise during performances was recognized as legendary. He was a consummate soloist on the French Horn and was admired by his colleagues, especially for the beauty of his tone and musical expression. He was especially proud of his unofficial record of complete Wagner’s Ring cycles he had performed in. With formal productions and dress rehearsals, he numbered more than 50 heroic appearances in the internationally acclaimed operas, including the famous off-stage horn-calls in Siegfried. His talent spanned both the classical and jazz worlds as Dave also performed professionally on jazz piano.

Dave was not only a fine musician, but had a highly developed, sophisticated, and extraordinary sense of humor. It was always in evidence, both inside and outside his work environment, keeping musicians in a positive state of mind even during periods of overwork or stress. In addition to that finely honed sense of humor, Dave was an extremely kind person. His warm personality positively affected everyone around him. In the frequently stressful work environment of a symphony orchestra, Dave’s positive personality, infectious humor and genuine affection for both his art and his colleagues were valued and appreciated.

He retired in 2003 and eventually moved to Poulsbo to be closer to family.

His death is a significant loss, not only to his many friends and family, but to the artistic community of Seattle. Dave has been a leader on the forefront of musical culture in our city for well over 50 years. With his death Seattle has lost one of its major musical talents and, for many, a great friend. Good bye, Dave, we will miss you.

He is survived by daughter Angela (Ralph) Bickerton of Bainbridge Island, grandchildren Elisabeth and John, stepchildren Lorna Holmes of Hillsdale MI, Cynthia and Stuart (Laurie) Holmes, all of Bainbridge Island, brother Bruce (Marlen) Forbes and nephew Ian Forbes, all of San Diego .

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Monday, June 1 at Alki Congregational United Church of Christ, 6115 SW Hinds St Seattle, WA 98116.

The family request remembrances be made to the Seattle Symphony Endowment Fund.

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Edna  Lauer, passed on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Montclair Park in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on April 27, 1915 and was 93 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Helen M. Cook, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 18, 1915 and was 94 years of age.

Helen lived on Bainbridge Island for 52 years. She moved from Seattle to the Island. She was a member of Rollingbay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island and a volunteer for The Children's Orthopedic Hospital and a member of the 100 Club of Seattle, Wing Point Golf and Country Club, Bainbridge Island Garden Club and the Bainbridge Island Light Opera Association.

Helen majored in music and attended Whitworth College and The University of Washington. She worked for Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Harrison and Crossfield and Unigard. Helen was a choir member of her church and also played the organ.

She is survived by her children; Richard Cook of Connecticut and his wife Kerry and Mary Cook of NSW, Australia. She also leaves behind her siblings; Louise Shaw, Frances Beam and Roma Jamison, also Patty Mitchell Moore and Bob Moore of Bellingham, grandchildren Shane Cook, Ethan Cook (Deena)and Kelly Cook Elomina (Ed) of Lynwood. Also her great-grandchildren; Denise, Matthew, Michael, Natasha, Alanna and River. There are also 21 nieces and Nephews many other loving family and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Willis H. Cook in 1988 and her siblings Paul Mitchell, Fred Mitchell and Ruth Dawson.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Rollingbay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Memorial contributions can be made to the , Seattle Children's Hospital, Hospice of Kitsap County or Betty Nickum Guild.

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Kenneth Millard Lemon, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at his home in Suquamish, Washington. He was born on July 30, 1922 in Rosland, Washington and was 86 years of age. He was a long time resident of Suquamish.

Kenneth was born in Roslyn, WA on July 30, 1922 and later married Dorothy J. Skiller in 1949. He joined the Navy and served in WWII. Kenneth worked at Pope 'N' Talbot Mill in Port Gamble on the greenchain for many years, then was a fork lift driver for them until he retired in 1989. He enjoyed fishing and camping in his younger years. In his later years he enjoyed listening to the Seattle Sea Hawks and Mariners and would talk about the games to whoever would listen. He was a very hard worker, splitting wood and working in the yard when he could. He loved his dog (Meagan) very dearly and would take her for short walks every couple of hours. He was known as "Grandpa" to many in Suquamish.

He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Leon, one brother Charles, four sisters Mabel, Myrtle, Hazel and Bernice, sons Elmer D. Camelin and Gary D. Lemon and one grandchild David L. Lemon. He is leaving behind the loves of his life, life long companion Dorothy J. Rapp of the family home. Daughters Nanette E. Adams (Vince) of Suquamish, Melissa C. Wilson (Phillip) of Jacksboro, Tennessee and son Philip L. Lemon (Christi) of Kingston, WA. Grandchildren; Tammi Nelson, Shelly Dildine, Kenneth Camelin, Debbra Warren, Jerry and Terry Camelin, Christine West, Cindy Adams,, Levi Mabe, Melissa, Jessika, Billy Mann and Teena Kennedy. There are numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nephews, nieces and many loving friends.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 4-8 PM at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE on Bainbridge Island. The Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:30 PM at The Suquamish Community House on Suquamish Way in Suquamish, Washington. A potluck will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the New Tribal Center.

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John  Irven, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 23, 1923 to the late Dr. John J. Irven, surgeon, and the late Mary Agness Craig. He was 85 years of age.

John is survived by his wife Thelma F. Irven (Wilcox) of Bainbridge Island, whom he married in Crawford Park, Verdun, Quebec Canada on August 29, 1948, also his son John J. Irven, Jr. of Bainbridge Island and his wife Nancy, daughter Carol Irven Iglesias of Locust Grove, Virginia and her husband Jose, grandson Lance J. Irven of Missoula, Montana, granddaughter Anna Iglesias of Locust Grove, VA, a sister Diane Wadman and her husband Bruce of Salona Beach, California.

John's career, of almost 30 years, was spent in the pension and health insurance field in Canada and The United States. He was the assistance vice president with Marsh and McLennan of Seattle, WA. John later became the owner and broker of the Poulsbo Real-estate. He served during WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Aircrew pathfinders.

At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to The Humane Society of Kitsap County, 9167 Dickey RD NW, Silverdale, WA 98383.

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William Ross Simmons, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Services are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 12 Noon at Saint Peter's Mission in Suquamish, Washington. Interment will follow.

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Francisco L. Magculang, 81, passed away on April 20, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island.

Born in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines, on July 12, 1927. He moved to Bainbridge Island in the autumn of 1990. He spent most of his retirement days caretaking his Son in-law and Daughters farm. Maintaining a raspberry patch and fruit trees, growing vegetables and corn in the summer. He attended St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

His survivors are Rick and Minnie Almojuela of Bainbridge Island, Son Roque and wife Juanita and their children Ryan, Roxanne, Rainer and Russell. Son Francisco Jr. and wife Criselda and their children Melissa, Michael, Maynard and Maricon. Son Romualdo and daughter Monica Amor. Two great grand children Nichol Jane and Clark Benedict. Sisters Belen, Andrea, Consolacion, Catalina and their families all residing in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines.

A memorial mass will be Saturday May 9th, 2009 at 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island.

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Margo (Jackson) Wheelis, died April 17th of Pancreatic cancer. She was 71.

Known for her kindness, humor, and warm spirit, Margo was a life-long adventurer. She embraced every challenge with grace and joy and she will be greatly missed. Born in Syracuse, NY, Margo grew up in San Marino, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California where she met the love of her life, Roger Wheelis. Married for nearly 50 years, Margo and Roger were life-long sailors, cruising the coastal waters of California, Washington, and British Columbia. They made two long distance voyages, sailing through the islands of the South Pacific all the way to New Zealand.

Margo taught school for more than 20 years, most recently at Ordway Elementary on Bainbridge. She loved her students and treasured her time in the classroom. In 2006, Margo and Roger returned to Bainbridge Island to be close to their daughter Pam, son-in-law Marc, and grandchildren Ryann and Miller. The move was a blessing because in the end Margo was surrounded by the people who meant so much to her.

At Margo’s request, no Kleenex, flowers, or casseroles, but contributions to Hospice of Kitsap County would be greatly appreciated.

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