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.
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.
Christopher Spier, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, He was born on March 17, 1926 and was 83 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Marvin Otto Wolff, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at The Harbor House Care Center in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on May 15, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
John R. Croghan, “Bob” passed away on April 11, 2009. He was born October 24, 1922, the second son of John F. and May Lynett Croghan.
Bob was a writer, broadcaster, raconteur and bar keeper. He worked in TV stations in Anchorage, Alaska; Missoula, Montana; and Seattle, Washington and had been an advisor to the Voice of Kenya in Nairobi for four years in the 1960’s. He worked in sales and did TV talent and produced and voiced numerous radio commercials. He loved hunting for deer and elk, lebkuken, reading the classified ads and buying and selling used cars. While he lived in numerous places throughout the world, his heart remained in his beloved home town, Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
The final 13 years of his career, he was Director of Information and Advertising for Cascade Natural Gas Co., a public Utility serving some 200,000 customers in Washington and Oregon.
His mother was widowed with two small children in 1927 when John F., a pharmacist in Jadwin’s Pharmacy, passed on.
John was a graduate of the University of Washington and served in the US Army from January of 1943 ‘til August 1950.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne, of 43 years. They have one son Patrick John, born in 1976.
There will be a Mass of Remembrance on May 28 at 10 AM in St. John’s Church in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Robert G. Riebe, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on June 23, 1937 and was 71 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Naomi Laurel (Kaiser) McKnight, was born Oct. 4, 1922 in Alsen, NY and died April 10, 2009 on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Naomi was a beloved and loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother. She graduated with a BS in Chemistry from Michigan State University and on June 17, 1944 married John N. (“Jack”) McKnight. They had five children: Marguerite, Kathleen, Barbara (Glenn West), Patrick (deceased), and David. Naomi’s professional life included work as an auditor for major hotel chains.
She was a Girl Scout leader and most enjoyed being with family and friends and reading. After Jack died July 17, 1975, Naomi pursed an MLS at the University of Michigan which she received in 1979 while continuing to raise David and work. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, knitting, camping, and crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Naomi made great pies! She lived most of her life in Michigan, primarily in Dearborn.
Naomi was also preceded in death by her parents Webster L. and Laurel C. Kaiser; brother Webster L., Jr.; and sister Marguerite Warg. She is also survived by granddaughters Meghan and Leah; great-grandson Samuel Nelsen; brother Elbert (Beverly) Kaiser; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Leona S. Ball, passed away on Tuesday. April 7, 2009 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on July 22, 1922 and was 86 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
John Eugene Walsh, “Jack” 79, passed away peacefully at the home he shared with his wife Kate on Bainbridge Island surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was born in Seattle to John and Agnes Walsh. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1947 and attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1951 with a degree in business administration and a commission in the US Navy. That same year he married Dorothy Olsen with whom he shared 45 years.
While in the Navy, Jack was a Supply Corps Officer, and among other places, served in Europe, the Far East, and Washington D.C. Jack retired from the Navy in 1971 as a Lieutenant Commander after serving at the Naval Torpedo Station, Keyport.
Later in life, “Captain Jack” earned his Coast Guard License and worked at the Marine Science Center in Poulsbo where his duties included giving boat tours of Liberty Bay to school children. Jack loved sailing and spent many summers cruising the waters of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. He was an active member of the Poulsbo Yacht Club and the Agate Pass Power Squadron, where he taught safe boating classes and served as Commodore. Jack also loved music. He was an avid piano and guitar player, and sang with the Bainbridge Chorale.
In 2001, he married Kate Cunningham and lived on Bainbridge Island, where he loved the ever-changing views of Seattle, Puget Sound, the mountains, and the beach.
Jack is survived by his wife, Kate; sons John “Skip” , Doug, and Mike “Deeter”; step-children Roy and Carl Cunningham, and Sheila Fricke; 18 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and his former wife Dorothy.
The family will hold a private memorial later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Kitsap County.
William K. Frankenburg, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of child development and pediatric preventive medicine, died Friday, April 3rd, after a brief, courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Dr. Frankenburg died at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, surrounded by his family. He was 78.
In 1973, Dr. Frankenburg and his colleague, Josiah Dodds, PhD, published the Denver Developmental Screening Test, later revised and known as the Denver II, which has been used to screen millions of children around the world for developmental delays. The test has been instrumental in achieving early diagnosis and treatment for children whose delays might otherwise have gone unrecognized, or recognized too late to be effectively treated.
Dr. Frankenburg received his medical degree from Temple University, followed by a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Fellowship in Child Development and Psychological Aspects of Pediatrics at Yale University Medical School. He also obtained a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1964 he joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Medical Center (Health Sciences Center), and went on to become Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, and later Professor Emeritus in 1991. Additionally, he served as director of the John F. Kennedy Child Development Center from 1977-1985. During his career, Dr. Frankenburg was a consultant to UNICEF and the World Health Organization, governments and institutions around the world. Over the years he also authored numerous scholarly articles and other publications. Dr. Frankenburg was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the U. S. Senior Science Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 1974, a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1986, and the C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development in 1992.
After moving to Bainbridge Island in 1996, Dr. Frankenburg participated in a number of Rotary Club sponsored health initiatives, including the “Hear and Say” reading program and the Uganda Clean Water Project.
Dr. Frankenburg was born Wolfgang Kurt Frankenburger in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, in 1930. In 1939 his family left Nazi Germany on one of the last passenger ships allowed to leave the country. They lived for six months in Cuba while waiting for entry visas to the U.S., and eventually settled in Millersville, Pennsylvania. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1945. He later made his home in Denver, Colorado and retired to Bainbridge Island, Washington and Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Frankenburg was a selfless humanitarian, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilhelmine, his son Kurt of Park City, Utah (Carolyn, Sophie, and Luisa), his daughters Sibyl (Steve Kessel, Simon and Theo) and Carrie, both of Seattle, Washington, and his brother Peter, of Wilmington, Delaware. He is deeply missed by colleagues, friends, and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William K. Frankenburg Memorial Fund at Fidelity Charitable Fund, 1231 E. Newton St., Seattle, WA 98102. Funds will be dispersed to organizations dedicated to child health and welfare efforts.
Betty Lee Johnson, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2009 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on April 23, 1925 in Liberty, Missouri and was 83 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Colton A.J. Dumford, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at his home in Suquamish, Washington. He was born on March 8, 2009 and was 25 days old.
He is survived by his parents; Brittany Lawrence and Jesse Dumford, grandparents Jim and Roben Lawrence and Perry and Julie Dumford, also his uncles Cameron and Jamie Lawrence, Brock and Brandon Bullard and P.J. Dumford and Aunty Jenna Dumford. He also leaves behind his great-grandparents; Marion Madson, Marty Lund and Harlene Weatherall and greatgreatgrandma Arlene Bledsoe. He was preceded in death by his greatgrandma Anne Lawrence, greatgrandpa's Charles Lawrence and Rick Weatherall.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Suquamish Tribal Community House. Inurnment will take place at the Suquamish Cemetery.
Sally Elizabeth Grice, of Gardner, WA formerly of Bainbridge Island passed away on April 1, 2009 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on August 11, 1951 to Stephen and Lillian Grice, she grew up in the California Bay Area but moved to Bainbridge Island in 1979 with her son Stephen.
Sally was a registered LPN and loved taking care of her patients. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing and being with her two granddaughters.
Sally is survived by her beloved son Stephen Sawvel, (Theresa), granddaughters Grace and Lillian Sawvel, mother Lillian Bean (Ray), older brothers Stephen Grice (Gloria), and Art Grice, Tom Grice, and younger sister Linda Pascoe (Jeff), by niece Rena Grice, and nephews Kyle Grice and Ryan and Daniel Pascoe. She is also survived by her dear friend Steve Durupt, and many more friends. She was preceded in death by her father Stephen Grice and niece Michelle Grice.
There will be a viewing from noon to 1:00pm at the Seabold Methodist Church on Bainbridge Island on Saturday April 11, 2009 followed by the memorial and graveside services.
Vonda C. Daily, “Pete” Daily passed away March 31 on Bainbridge Island, WA after a long illness.
Pete was born in Donophan, MO in 1936, but moved to Fellows, CA (near Bakersfield) when he was six years old. There, he attended Taft High School playing Football and Baseball, graduating in 1955.
Pete attended Taft College and Humbolt State University, majoring in forestry. At Humbolt, he met and married Shirley June Ross. Pete went on to work for the U.S. Forest Service, retiring in 1995 after more than 30 years of service.
Pete wore a happy smile, was always ready and willing to lend a hand to anyone, and enjoyed many things in life: sports (especially golf), fishing, camping, and horses. He was an advocate for persons with disabilities, and enjoyed the fellowship of his church brethren, most recently at North Kitsap Baptist Church in Poulsbo, WA.
Pete is survived by his wife Shirley, his son Steve, daughter Carol (Wood), son-in-law Rob Wood, and grandsons Sean and Kelsey Wood of Bainbridge Island, WA.
A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date.
Paul C. Amis, died 29th March 2009 at the Island Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born 17 June 1925, Los Angeles, California, the son of Frank and Bee McClurkin Amis. Paul served as a radioman in the US Navy, South Pacific, World War II. He attended West Coast University, College of Engineering, Los Angeles, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1951. He retired as Assistant Chief Design Engineer for Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the Pacific Division, Puget Sound Navel Shipyard, Bremerton, 1981.
Paul is survived by his wife, Dorothy. He was her love and companion of 43 years. From a previous marriage he has a son, Matthew V. Amis (Kelly) and a daughter, Paula Amis.
He was known for his wit in speech and letters but was a man of many talents. He was a life-long “Ham” radio operator – W7RGL, a gourmet cook, stained glass window creator, carpenter, and gardener. He also raised chickens which he called “the girls.” Paul’s delight was the ten Welsh Corgis. He was often seen walking a trio on Ferncliff Ave.
Cremation and burial at Port Blakely Cemetery is under the care of the Cook Family Funeral Home.
There will be no Memorial Service. Any personal remembrance may be given to the Salvation Army or Disabled Veterans.
Solveig Odland Swanson, was the light of the lives of her family and friends, in both Norway and Poulsbo. She came from a humble, God-loving family in the small fjord town of Sauda, Norway. Growing up, she enjoyed spending time at her grandparents’ farm by the lake in Røldal, and skiing in the mountains around Sauda.
Since her birth on October 29, 1945, everyone who met her loved her carefree and kind-hearted approach to life. Solveig came to Poulsbo in 1966, originally to work and experience American culture, but once here she met and fell in love with Larry Swanson, the two of them marrying in December of that year.
Solveig loved spending time with her family, and graced the lives of her four children with good humor, faith and love.
Solveig was well-known for her beautiful Hardanger embroidery; she taught that craft in Poulsbo and Bremerton for over 15 years. She also spent many hours in her garden, nurturing the flowers that surrounded her home with decorative colors.
Solveig and Larry enjoyed many trips together, both in Europe and the US. Her favorite local vacations were to Seaside, Oregon and Leavenworth, Washington, where she would spend hours cross-country skiing with her children. She made many trips back to Norway to visit her family and friends, keeping alive those treasured relationships while also instilling in her children a love of her homeland.
As a member of First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo, Solveig was active in Sarah Circle. For the past several years, she was also a member of Poulsbo’s Nina Grieg Daughters of Norway lodge.
Solveig’s enduring faith and her joy in spending time with her two granddaughters gave her strength as she spent the past four years living with breast cancer. She lived each day to the fullest, and when the time came to move on to the next stage in her journey, she did so with grace.
Solveig was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law Merrilee Striker. She is survived by her husband Larry, son Erik and his wife Meredith, daughter Tasha and her husband Greg, son Talon and his life partner Carol, son Trevin and his fiancée Cindy, and granddaughters Anna and Hailey.
A memorial service will take place at Poulsbo’s First Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13.
The family requests that donations be made in Solveig’s name to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org) Susan G. Komen for the Cure (ww5.komen.org) American Parkinson Disease Association (www.apdaparkinson.org) World Concern (www.worldconcern.org)
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.
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.
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.
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