Myrtle Benett Houston, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 18, 1918 in Falls, Texas. She was 92 years of age. Graveside Services are pending. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Renton, Washington. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
James Driscoll, "Jim" passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at The Harbor House in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on March 25, 1918 and was 92 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Marguerite Kaivo, 88 passed away at her home in Kingston, WA on May 31, 2010.
The daughter of Ellsworth and Bertha (Hansen) Fulk, Margo was born in Chehalis, WA on October 6, 1921. She graduated from high school in 1939 in Albany, Oregon and graduated from nurses training from Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon in 1943. She worked as a registered nurse for 40 years retiring from Swedish Hospital in Seattle in 1983. Margo married Lawrence W. Kaivo in Vancouver, WA in 1946.
Margo was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Kaivo in 2004. She is survived by her son, Lawrence W. Kaivo Jr. (Diann) of Kingston, daughter Anne Wright (Tim) of Santa Barbara, CA; and grandchildren Trent Kaivo of Shoreline, WA, Morgan Kaivo of Seal Beach, CA, Jason Oak of Eureka, CA, Alesha Oak of Brooklyn, NY, Dustin Oak of SeaTac, WA, Jay (Rosie) Wright, Jesse Wright and Dylan Wright of Santa Barbara, CA.
Margo lived the last four years with her son (Larry) and daughter-in-law (Diann) in Kingston having spent the prior 56 years in Shoreline, WA. She was an avid reader and always had a book she was working on. She also loved flowers (especially roses) and enjoyed gardening. She was a very gracious lady who loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
An Open House/Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on June 19, 2010 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the home of Larry and Diann Kaivo of Kingston.
Alexander Lindsay Faye, Jr., passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on December 2, 1940 in Hawaii and was 69 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Adriano V. Austria, "Andy" passed away on Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on September 8, 1927 and was 82 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Diane Joye Udell, was born Diane Joye Boylan in San Francisco in 1946. She moved to Seattle with her mother two years later, and moved to Bainbridge Island in 1958. She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1964 and attended Eastern Washington University.
Diane passed away May 28th at Virginia Mason Hospital after a few days’ illness. She was preceded in death by her mother Della Lundgren. She is survived by her husband of 15 years Thomas Bringloe, her daughter Stacy Hart, son-in-law Steve Hart and granddaughters Stephanie and Jade Hart.
Diane had a career in banking, working at Washington Mutual Bank for 19 years, retiring as an executive assistant in the corporate headquarters.
Her extended family, grandparents, great aunts, and great uncles founded and operated the landmark Martinique Restaurant at the corner of Winslow way and Erickson for many years.
The family will have a small ceremony on their boat near the ferry route where Tom and Diane met. Remembrances are suggested to the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/WAS/index.aspx
Or to: Bainbridge Island Ambulance Association 12985 Phelps Rd NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Marsha K. Hopfensperger, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on November 25, 1964 in Shawano, Wisconsin and was 45 years of age.
Marsha worked as apharmacy technician for the past ten years at Target in Silverdale, WA, previous to that she was the manager of the Silverdale Burger King for seven years. Marsha was a member of the Lutheran Church and had attended Peace Lutheran in Bremerton, WA, Vinland Lutheran in Poulsbo, WA and Silverdale Lutheran.
She is survived by her husband Theodore D. Hopfensperger, children; Caleb L., Isaac W. and Hallelujah L. Hopfensperger all of Poulsbo. She also leaves behind her father and mother, Thomas and Betty L. Richards of Shawano, Wisconsin, sisters Nancy Richards of Shawano, WI, Rhonda Richards of Sobieski, WI, Peggy (Richards) Kugel of River Falls, WI and Jennifer (Richards) Hilliker of Shawano, WI.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 Northwest Finn Hill Road in Poulsbo. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Poulsbo. A reception will follow at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Heikki Seppa, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on March 8, 1927 in Sakkijarvi, Finland and was 83 years of age. He was an extraordinary man, innovator, artist, teacher and husband. A life well lived with focus, struggles, and, in spite of himself, success! Many of Heikki's friends and students can attest to his genius as well as the occasional capricious antics. As a child he was abandoned at the age of five and housed in a home with 100 other children. Heikki was the longest resident there, when at the age of 14 he was selected to attend the newly formed GOLDSMITH'S SCHOOL in Helsinki. Opting for the strenuous Silversmith path allowed Heikki to create large installation sculptures, wondrous tabletop and ecclesiastical pieces, and countless wearable jewelry designs. Many of his pieces are in private collections, museums across the country as well as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
After emigrating to Prince Rupert in B.C. in 1950 and living there for ten years,, he and his first wife moved to Bloomfield Hills, MI so that he could attend CRANBROOK ACADEMY of ART to learn the language of metalsmithing in English. He taught in Louisville, KY from 1960-1965, when he was offered a full tenured position at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Heikki lived and taught there from 1965-1993 when he retired and suddenly became a widower.
In 1998 he found himself moving to Bainbridge Island, WA to be with his new wife, Laurie A. Lyall. He expressed his love of being on Bainbridge by building his dream house which exposed his fascination and affinity to curvilinear lines. After many years of enjoying his retirement and his wife, also a metalsmith, he suffered three progressively debilitating strokes. He died at his home surrounded by loved ones.
Heikki made an impact and greatly influenced the people around him, though he would never have taken credit for that. He is deeply missed by his wife, Laurie A. Lyall, sister in-law Carrie McCann, Kathy Lyall-Cooper, Paul Cooper and niece Erica Cooper of Bainbridge Island; family members Ernie, Donna, Samantha and Joe Seppa of Seattle and Allan and Sue Seppa of MA.
A toast to his life is planned for September. Details will be announced later. If you would like to make a contribution in his honor, please consider: Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383, Bainbridge Island Fire Department, 8895 Madison Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 or the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Bainbridge Island, P.O. Box 11253, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Theodore A. Repine, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 at Martha and Mary Health Care Services in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on August 20, 1926 in Renton, WA and was 83 years of age. Theodore was a member of Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo, WA.
He is survived by his sister Mary D. Howerton of Silverdale, Nephews; Harry and Jerry Repine, also his sister in-law Elizabeth Repine. He also leaves behind his niece Carolyn Gillick Tonaskit, nephews Bob Wilson, Stan Wilson, Dave Wilson and Ken Wilson. There are many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Florence Repine in 2001.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 2:00 PM at The Hostmark Apartment's Hall in Poulsbo. Private interment will take place at Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Daisy Viola Hanley, passed away May 16, 2010 on Bainbridge Island. Born in Finland in 1926, she came to Brooklyn after World War II, where she worked as a physical therapist until she married George Hanley.
The Hanleys settled in Los Angeles where they raised their children and enjoyed traveling around the world. Upon George’s death in 1995, Daisy relocated to Poulsbo.
Daisy is survived by her daughter Robin of Bainbridge Island, her son Timothy and daughter-in-law Cindy of Los Angeles. She was sister to Margit and Rangvald who both passed away recently.
Known as Mormor to her beloved grandchildren Alex and Amanda, and Farmor to her beloved grandchildren Kelsey and Dean, Daisy will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, nephews, nieces and grand nieces.
An avid gardener who loved to prepare family meals, Daisy also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, knitting, Boxer dogs and bird watching. She had a knack for connecting with many people and will be remembered as a great conversationalist and enthusiastic listener.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Daisy’s name for large print books to Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, 1301 Sylvan Way Bremerton, WA 98310
Geraldine Ann Hankin, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington.
Gerrie and her husband Sheldon have lived in Poulsbo for the past 28 years. From 1982-1994 Gerrie was the owner and operator of Poulsbo’s Viking Kennels. Gerrie was the Deputy Instructor of The Grand Chapter of Washington, Order of The Eastern Star, and she was Worthy Matron, Priscilla Chapter No. 96, Order of the Eastern Star - Port Gamble. Gerrie loved to travel in her RV and slept in all fifty states except West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
She was born on January 15, 1942 in Potlatch, Idaho and was 68 years of age. In addition to Poulsbo, Gerrie has lived in Chandler, Arizona, Vallejo, California, San Francisco, California and Palouse, Washington where she grew up and graduated from Palouse High School in 1960. She attended Washington State University and Eastern Washington University.
Gerrie is survived by her husband Sheldon Hankin of Poulsbo, WA, son Ron Duran Jr. and daughter in-law Laurie Jackson of Shelton, WA, son Mark Hankin and daughter in-law Denice Kerr of Bellevue, WA, son Miles Hankin of New York, NY, brother Marvin Thompson and sister in-law Diane of Seward, AK, and grandson's Sam and Wade Hankin of Vashon Island, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Gladys Thompson.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Franklin Masonic Temple, 5 Rainier Avenue, Port Gamble, WA 98364.
Memorial contributions can be made to The American Heart Association. Arrangements by Cook Family Funeral Home.
Carol K. Bailley, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, WA. She was born on July 9, 1931 and was 78 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Mary Ellen Mahaffey, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on September 14, 1932 and was 77 years of age.
Mary was also know as "Babe" and was the daughter of Alexander and Violet Bagley Napoleon. She attended Kitsap County area schools. She is Native to the Kitsap Peninsula as she is an enrolled Suquamish Tribal member. She was an active member of the Suquamish Community and was employed at the Suquamish Tribal Court for ten years.
Known for her playful emails, she could always be found teasing, joking and putting a smile on the face of others around the tribe. In her free time she was a devoted Mariner's fan, she fancied finding trinkets at garage sales and thrift stores and she loved collecting native American jewelry and art.
Mary was a woman of many important roles; she was a sister, daughter and mother, a grandma, a great-grandma and a respected elder, to name a few. She was an orderly woman of enormous strength who would do absolutely anything for you if you needed her. She left a large footprint on the hearts of all those who knew her and loved her and she will be dearly missed. We will always love you!
She is survived by her stepmother Bertha Napoleon; sisters Elizabeth Puckett, Marjorie Napoleon, Linda O'Connor; brothers, Jerry Deputy and Duane Napoleon; daughter Janet Surratt; sons Robert Bird, Eric Greer, David Greer, three grandchildren, Shanel Greer, Jamie Surratt and Sean Surratt, three great grandchildren, Kory Nokes, Zoie Pemble and Baby Surratt; and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband's, Bob Greer whom she was widowed by and later Dan Mahaffey; father Alexander Napoleon Sr., her mother Violet Bagley-Napoleon; her brother Alexander; her brother Alexander "Toon" Napoleon Jr., her brother Donald Napoleon and her sister Vivian Mansikka.
The family would like to extend endless thanks to the Suquamish Tribe for all of their help, support and love throughout this difficult time.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Monday, May 24, 2010 at The Suquamish Tribal Community House at 1:00 PM, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA. 98392. Interment will follow at the tribal cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Suquamish Food Bank, 18513 Agusta Ave. Suquamish, WA. 98329. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Richard “Dick” Frederick Galleher, resident of Poulsbo, Washington and Nome, Alaska. After an event-filled 87 years, Richard passed away peacefully at his home in Poulsbo on May 13th. He was one of six children born to the late Marie Soll and Richard Lewis Galleher and was the beloved husband of Joyce Peterson Galleher for over 58 years.
Richard was born in Yakima, raised in Bremerton (Enetai) and spent the majority of his life as a bush pilot in Alaska, living in Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Red Devil, and finally Nome.
BOATS. His early years were all about boats, spending time on the waterfront at Enetai and serving as Vice-Commodore of the Bremerton Junior Yacht Club in 1939.
PLANES. From boats he went to planes. Dick first took flying lessons in 1941 at Lake Union, soloing in a Taylorcraft seaplane after only 5-1/2 hours. Dick then moved to Pullman as flight instructor for Air Corps cadets and enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943, scoring so highly on the entrance exam they thought the results were in error – until he scored higher on the second taking. After discharge in 1946 he and his partners started the BonAire Flying Service seaplane business in Bremerton.
CARS. In 1950 Dick bought a 1938 “Sunset Strip” Darrin Packard, in which he courted Joyce Elaine Peterson. That worked and they were married in 1951, when he flew them off for an adventure to the Territory of Alaska.
FAMILY. Newlyweds Dick and Joyce married and headed for Alaska in 1951 after Dick got a taste of Alaska in 1950. The adventure started with a honeymoon home in Bethel, Alaska and moved on to Dillingham, Red Devil, Anchorage, and Nome.
BACK TO PLANES. Dick originally headed for Alaska for a contract flying job on Nunivak Island in 1950. In 1951 he sold BonAire when he and Joyce headed for Alaska. Dick flew for Northern Consolidated in Bethel and Dillingham, co-owned Arctic Air Cargo in Anchorage, and purchased an Aero Commander, the first modern light twin engine aircraft in Alaska. In 1958 Dick moved to Nome with his growing family (Joyce and Gail) and, once in Nome, expanded the family with Brian and Blaine. Dick and Joyce bought out Munz Airways in 1962 and created Munz Northern Airlines, a Civil Aeronautics Board certificated air carrier serving the people of Western Alaska. In 1983 they sold Munz Northern and set off on new adventures.
BACK TO BOATS. In 1983 Dick and Joyce bought a 41’ ketch, the Joyce Elaine, and a “winter home” in Poulsbo, moving into a home that has only ever been lived in by Alaskans. They felt they had never made a decision that fast before that was so right. They sailed with the Poulsbo Yacht Club and had many an exciting voyage, including one into Alaska. Life was never dull with Dick.
BACK TO CARS. Once anchored in Poulsbo, Dick joined the Olympic Vintage Auto Club (OVAC) and gladly signed up for any car tours headed in any direction. Dick and Joyce took the Packard into Canada, Oregon, and all the way to North Dakota (Joyce’s homestead) which included a far-too-exciting trip back through Montana (hot, hot, hot….vapor locks).
BACK TO FAMILY: With all his toys there was nothing that Dick prized more or treated better than his family.
Dick will forever be remembered by his beloved children Gail Galleher (Frank Flavin) and Blaine Galleher (Kim Allen Galleher), treasured grandchildren Brett and Conner Merboth, brother Jerry Galleher (Dede Galleher), nephew Dave George and niece Jennifer Vroom, sister-in-law Jeanne Mitchell along with countless friends and family around the globe who were blessed to know him. He was preceded in death by his infant son Ross Michael and his much-loved son Brian Gareth, his parents, and his sister Virginia Galleher George, and three infant siblings he did not know.
Besides family, Dick loved traveling (especially Mexico), reading, boating, driving his ’38 Packard, and flying. He enjoyed being with family and friends. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor to his last day. In aviation lingo, we know Dick now has CAVU flying conditions – Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited.
IT ENDS WITH BOATS: Dick wrote of death… ”All things considered, I’d rather be on my boat.” Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Dick’s life on Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Poulsbo Yacht Club, 18129 Fjord Drive NE, Poulsbo, Washington. The celebration plan: 2:00 – 3:00 pm Gathering & Reception 3:00 – 3:20 pm Safe Passage Blessing & Remembrance 4:00 pm Final Once Around the Block – Parade of Cars after Dick’s Darrin Packard (Quick swing through Poulsbo)
We invite friends to participate and share in the good memories of Dick’s life, well lived. Gatherings will also be held in Anchorage and Nome at a later date.
Gifts in memory of Dick are suggested to the Hospice of Kitsap County, 3100 Northwest Bucklin Hill Road Silverdale, WA 98383-8362, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum (http://www.alaskaairmuseum.org/), the Center for Wooden Boats (www.cwb.org), to the Nome, Alaska Radio Stations KICY or KNOM, or to the organization of your choosing.
Dick’s favorite verse from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam "The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it."
Joan A. White, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, Washington. She was born on November 18, 1943 and was 66 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Avery Peyton, member of a Spokane family with a long and varied local history, has died at the age of 88 from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Peyton was born in Spokane on April 4th, 1922, and was the son of local businessman and civic leader, Harlan Ide Peyton and Ruth Peyton. He attended Lewis & Clark High School, Class of 1940. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Peyton interrupted his collegiate career to join the U.S. Navy, and served as an officer aboard the USS Bataan in World War II. Upon his return, he joined the Peyton Investment Company in 1948 where he assisted in the management of the Peyton Building, located at 10 N. Post Street. He later worked as a commercial real estate appraiser. Peyton was elected to the Spokane School Board in 1960, and was later named President. He was a member of various civic and educational organizations, including the Washington State Board for Community College Education.
In 1952, Peyton married Irena Vrbova. Irena Vrbova was a recent immigrant from Czechoslavakia at the time, a force of nature, and his loving partner until her death at the age of 67 in 1991. Peyton is survived by son Harley, daughter Karla, and four grandchildren, Jourdan, Erika, Monica, and Tess. He was an honest man, good and true. He will be missed more than words can say.
Beverly June (Stevens) Gustavson, 90, wife of Glenn Gustavson (deceased), passed away April 28, 2010. Born to John and Karen (Salveson) Stevens May 4, 1919 in Seattle, Washington, she attended Lawton Elementary and graduated from Garfield High School in 1937.
There was no shortage of fun filled days with Beverly and Glenn as they entertained many of their friends and family in both Quilcene and Edmonds homes. Beverly always enjoyed the out of doors, gardening and fishing. Her sense of humor always livened every event.
An accomplished cellist, Beverly played in the Seattle All City Orchestra in high school and later in the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and the Port Townsend Symphony. She also taught several cello students.
She enjoyed many years of hand weaving and was a past president of the Seattle Weavers Guild.
Beverly married her husband Glenn in 1940. During their 68 years of marriage, they traveled the world, beginning with numerous camping trips in the United States and Canada and later cruising, touring and driving in Europe, Russia, China, Indonesia, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Leaving Seattle in 1945, they moved to the woods of Edmonds, where they built three homes. After watching the area grow from wilderness to suburbia, upon retiring, they again yearned for the wilderness and built two homes in Quilcene. They lived a glorious life on Hood Canal until 2007, when health forced their move to assisted living and later to a care facility on Bainbridge Island.
She is survived by a daughter, Karla Waterman (Gary) of Bainbridge Island and son Michael (Joan) of Southworth, four grandchildren, Andrew Waterman, Charles Waterman (Robin), J.B. Waterman and Kaaren Caraway (T.J.), great grandchildren Alexis Caraway and Cole Waterman, a brother John Stevens (Marla) and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a charter member of Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chimacum and later a member of Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge Island.
The public is invited to her burial Service at the Quilcene Cemetery May 4 at 11:00 AM. A public memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 2:00, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Bainbridge Island WA June 5, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Beverly may be sent to Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, P.O. Box 177 , Seattle, WA. 98111.
Lisa Ann Jacobsen, died peacefully at her home on April 27, 2010. Lisa was born at Swedish Hospital on July 11, 1955. She resided in Seattle until 1963 when her family moved to Bainbridge Island.
Lisa graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1973. In 1973 she married Michael Dolph I. They had two children. As a single mom, Lisa attended Seattle Community College where she earned a RN Nursing degree. She worked for several years in Seattle area Hospitals including Swedish, University Medical Center and Harborview where she earned a Co “Nurse of the Year” for achievement in writing a manual for the families of brain injury patients. After retirement from her nursing career, Lisa attended Seattle University where she accomplished three years of studies in English and Social work over a period of five years prior to becoming ill. She spent the last few weeks of her life enjoying and having fun meeting new caring friends as a member of the Bainbridge Island Sr. Center, her last refuge.
She was the loving daughter of Gilbert and Martha Jacobsen, and Brother Christopher Jacobsen all of whom survived her including her children; Martha Carrie and granddaughter Kyla; her son, Michael Dolph II and her former husband, Michael Dolph I, with whom she kept a lasting friendship. She also leaves behind an extended family.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM on May 8, 2010 at Bainbridge Bethany Lutheran Church, 7968 Finch Rd NE. Memorial gifts may be made to the Bainbridge Island Sr. Center or U of W Medical Center.
Kathryn Haglun Salter, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2010 at age 91. She was a longtime Puyallup resident and had lived on Bainbridge Island for the last several years.
Kay was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and lived there throughout her childhood. She attended the University of Minnesota, where she majored in nursing education and joined the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. On her wedding day in 1943 she and husband Rev. J. Burton Salter left Minnesota to begin married life in the West. They moved to Olympia in 1950 and Puyallup in 1964.
Through the years Kay was active in the Episcopal church and she was also a longtime member of PEO. Her family was what mattered most to her in life, and she was also very proud of her Scandinavian heritage.
Kay was preceded in death by Burton and son Tom. She is survived by her sister Marjorie Bennison of Leland, Michigan; children Mary Kay (Mike) Lampert of Bainbridge Island, Ann (Mac) Reilly of Puyallup, and Joe Salter of Kirkland; grandchildren Melinda (Jeff) Ketcheside of Bainbridge Island, Lara (Anthony) Hague of Puyallup, Katie Lampert of San Diego, and Bobby Durkee of Lacey; and great-grandchildren Maddie and Caroline Ketcheside and Mason and Marissa Hague.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1 at 11 AM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island with reception to follow (Directions). In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.
Luray W. Jordan, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2010 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on November 12, 1914 in Seattle, Washington and was 95 years of age. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home
Dorothy M. Provine Day, beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington after a long struggle with COPD/Emphysema. She was born on January 20, 1935 and was 75 years of age. She was a resident of Bainbridge Island WA.
Dorothy was born in Deadwood, South Dakota to William Provine and Irene Curran Provine. At the age of nine, the family moved to San Francisco where sister Susan was born, and later settled in Seattle. Known as "Dottie", she graduated from Lincoln High School and The University of Washington, having been a cheerleader at both. While at the U of W she performed in many productions at the Showboat and Penthouse theaters, as well as receiving a number of local awards and honors.
Upon graduation she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She quickly landed roles in numerous television shows and in films before signing with Warner Brothers. She then starred in the television series "The Alaskans", followed by "The Roaring Twenties" and roles in many films, including "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", "That Darn Cat", "The Great Race", "Good Neighbor Sam" and "Who's Minding The Mint?". Dorothy was a marvelous dancer and singer, with a sweet, but powerful voice. She recorded a number of albums and appeared on virtually every television variety show of the day including "The Tonight Show", "Dean Martin Show" and "Perry Como Show". She entertained the troops overseas with Bope Hope and the U.S.O. shows and also toured in the U.S. in a nightclub act with George Burns. She was thrilled and honored to perform for President John F. Kennedy at his Inauguration Ball.
While filming in Rio de Janiero, Dorothy met future husband, British film director Robert Day. "It was love at first sight", she would later say. After marrying, they lived in Los Angeles, where son Robert Jr. was born and she retired from acting. They later built and moved to their present home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was extremely proud of her son Rob, now a musician. Although her life after retirement was very private and mainly devoted to her adored family, she had many other accomplishments. She was a talented artist and decorator and created many beautiful needle point works. She also loved gardening and was a lifelong, voracious reader with an extensive library. Above all, next to her family, Dorothy loved animals, particularly dogs, with compassion for all creatures. A champion of animal rights, she contributed to many related charities and causes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Irene Provine and sister Margaret Harer. She is survived by husband Robert, son Rob and fiancé Theresa Olejnizak, all of Bainbridge Island, WA, also her sister Susan Cameron of Poulsbo, WA, and Patricia Coldiron (Pete) of Paradise, CA. She also leaves behind her nephews; Curran Evans (Maureen) of Lynnwood, WA, Patrick Cameron of Poulsbo, WA, Timothy Lonctot (Roxie) of Merced, CA, nieces Meghan Evans-Smotherman (Shawn) of Edmonds, WA, Erin Cameron of Poulsbo, WA, Denise Conley (Cal) of Oroville, CA. Surviving great nieces and nephews include Katy Ewing of San Jose, CA, Kristiane and Brittany Lonctot of Northern, CA, Devin Cameron of Poulsbo, WA and new baby Quintin Smotherman of Edmonds, WA. Other survivors include her aunt, Dorothy Harbison (Lloyd), cousins and many other loving family and friends.
Services will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to an Animal Charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, WA.
J. Richard Gill, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on April 4, 1916 and was 95 years of age.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Seabold Cemetery on Bainbridge Island and the Memorial Service on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Island Church on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Kyle Bouthsa, passed away on Sunday April, 24 2011 at a friend's home on Bainbridge Island, WA. He was born on January 17, 1984 and was 27 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Visitation on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10 am to 12 Noon at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm at Rollingbay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island. Memorial donations can be made in Kyle's name to Cook Family Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
Audrey J. Johnson, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2010 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. She was born in Idabell, Oklahoma on August 20, 1933 and was 76 years of age.
Audrey enjoyed traveling, camping, knitting, embroidering, reading, cooking and playing bingo. She is survived by her loving husband Thomas Johnson of Bainbridge Island, her children; Valerie Bellus (Brian) of Hood River, Oregon and Beverly Payne (Roger) of Forest Grove, OR. She is also survived by her brother Rex Hart of Oxnard, California and her sister Ima Richardson (Jim) of Los Gatos, CA. There are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
No services will be held at her request. Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society or The Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
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