John W. Bickerton, passed away peacefully on July 12th at Island Health and Rehabilitation Center on Bainbridge Island after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 83 years old.
John (aka Jug) was born April 13th, 1929 in Youngstown, Ohio to John W. and Alma H. Bickerton. The family moved to Port Orchard in 1945 where John graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1947.
He started work at The Boeing Company, then was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War. When he returned from overseas he resumed work at Boeing, first as a riveter at the Renton Plant, later working as a Motive Equipment Operator at Boeing Field. He retired in 1989 after 40 years of employment.
He married Bainbridge native Joan Irma Komedal on July 3rd, 1957 and thereafter adopted Bainbridge Island and Joan’s extended Henderson / Komedal family as his own.
He was a member of the Seabold Community Club and the United Methodist Church at Seabold. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren as well as following the Mariners and other local sports teams. His great passion was his vintage car and all the cars he had owned. He particularly enjoyed participating in the Bainbridge 4th of July Car Show, other gatherings of vintage car enthusiasts and old car swap meets.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, George. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 55 years; daughter Connie; grandson Travis Rick; son Ralph, daughter-in-law Angie, grandchildren, Elisabeth and John; and Cousin, Ellen Simon of Oronoco, Minnesota.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Island Health and Rehab for their care and caring for the last 1 ½ years, and to Hospice of Kitsap County for their support.
Remembrances can be made to Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Hospice of Kitsap County or a charity of your choice.
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Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Seabold Methodist Church on Bainbridge Island. Private inurnment will take place at Seabold Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.
Benjamin Michel Earle, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on February 4, 1977 and was 35 years of age.
Nobody can truly understand the intense highs and lows that ultimately defined Ben’s life. His life was like an un finished jigsaw puzzle, locked inside trunk of magic tricks, wrapped in a charming smile. In his own right Ben was an inventor, craftsman, canine rights advocate, snowboarder and ladies man - if you asked Ben, there was nothing he couldn’t do.
Ben struggled with a chronic illness for many years and on Saturday the 7th of July he lost the fight.
He was a true original; quick witted, lion hearted, stylish, open minded and handsome. Ben impacted many people in his lifetime and his unique spirit will never be forgotten.
Ben is survived by his daughter Jenna Earle and her mother Kari Bradley, his parents Catherine Michel and Dave Snider, Guy Earle and Kathy Earle and Grandfather George Michel. He will be missed by his siblings, Andrew and Hannah Earle, Phil Earle, Rebecca Earle, Sara Mankowski and Andrew Snider. In addition, Ben leaves behind a large extended family and network of friends who love him.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Rollingbay Presbyterian Church at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to Jenna’s scholarship fund at any Bank of America branch (UTMA Jenna Bentley Earle)
Anne K. Maloney, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Martha and Mary Health Care Services in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on October 20, 1927 and was 84 years of age.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, July 14 at St Cecilia Catholic Church, Bainbridge at 10am (9:30 am Rosary). Then, in the afternoon at St Mary's Cemetery in Port Townsend.
Fred Ernst Gutt, passed away on Saturday, 6/30/12 at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born on 10/10/19 in Kronstadt, Romania. He was 92 years of age. He is survived by 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Charles Peter Wallis, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at His residence in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on June 20, 1927 in Rockford, Illinois. He was 85 years of age.
Charles worked as a Navy Diver for 35 years and retired in 1974. He was commended for his outstanding service as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. He earned many awards including the Presidential Unit Citation, with bronze star.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth and his parents. Charles was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Poulsbo, Washington. He loved dogs and the sea. Burial at sea will take place with Navy military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kitsap County Humane Society.
David Myers, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Harrison Medical Center on Bremerton, Washington. He was born on August 26, 1929. He was 82 years of age. More information will follow. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Velma Stephens, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at The Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on February 20, 1961. She was 51 years of age and a resident of Poulsbo, Washington. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Janice Lucile Thimgan Parker, passed away on June 24, 2012 at 2:15pm at her home on Bainbridge island with her son and daughter, grandsons and two sisters Rose and Pat.
She was born in Orchard, Nebraska on November 20, 1939 to Harlan L. Parker and Evelyn Lucile Stootsberry and was later adopted by Theodore Stootsberry. Janice had previously lived in Ashland, Nebraska, Phoenix, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Palo Alto, CA and finally Bainbridge Island, WA where she lived for the last 28 years. She went to grade and high schools in Ashland, Nebraska, modeling school in Nebraska, recieved a Certificate of Interior Design and attended West Valley College, Saratoga, California 1976-1980.
She was a member of the Montalvo Center for the Arts, Art and Ceramic Studies, Saratoga, CA, participant in the Multi-Design Exhibition City of San Jose, CA, and participated in many projects throughout the Bay Area (1980 to 1983). Janice worked in the realestate and lodging industries. She was awarded the Top Sales Agent in Real Estate Sales with John L. Scott and was also awarded the NW Best Lodging Business. Jan was previously, president of the Lodging Association of Bainbridge Island, she also was in church choirs from early childhood as she loved to sing! She was a member of the BI Chamber of Commerce, Kitsap County Wildlife Conservatory, and the BI Photo Club.
Jan assisted with the interior design of the new Island Church Worship Center on Bainbridge Island. She had an artistic eye, consulted and helped people with colors, home staging, design and space planning. She provided a beautiful place for people to stay at her Guest House & Retreat. She also was a ceramic artist, and an amazing photographer. She was a Christian, spirit filled, and faithful woman. A true child of God.
She is survived by Matthew David Thimgan, Son, Suquamish, WA, Kristin Ann Sheets, Daughter, Bainbridge Island, WA, Rose Marie Sipe-Hoeppner, Sister, Omaha, Nebraska Patty Hageman, Sister, West Plains, Missouri, Tom Stootsberry, Brother, Lincoln, Nebraska, Grandsons: Andrew Jack Sheets and Tyler David Sheets, also her niece Wendy Elise Hageman, Arkansas, cousins: Kirk and Kevin Sholes, O’Neil, Nebraska and her previous husband: David Charles Thimgan of Elk Grove, CA. She had so many innumerable friends who’s lives she touched. Jan considered them all family. She was preceded in death by her parents: Evelyn Lucile Stootsberry, Theodore “Ted” Stootsberry, Harlan L. Parker, Father, uncle Franklin Parker, Grandparents Amelia Margarerite Krueger-Moore, Harry T. Moore, Dottie Dee Moore-Sholes and Gordon “Bud” Nels Sholes.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 2:00pm at Island Church on Bainbridge Island, WA. In lieu of flowers charitable contributions, can be made to: “The Kathleen Sutton Inspirational Fund”, Kingston, WA, Hospice of Kitsap Country, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA, and Northwest Hope and Healing Foundation Fund, Seattle, WA. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Comments From The Family:
Janice Parker was a wonderful mother, dearest friend and always gave unconditional love. She raised her children to be soldiers of God. She was a spirit filled woman with faith that could move mountains. Jan always had a warm smile and just knew what to say to comfort and be your friend, mother and grandmother, no matter the circumstance.
Through her journey of cancer she always had a smile on her face and always was helping someone. She was such an inspiration to others of her faith and courage. Years ago Jan loved to play tennis with friends in Los Gatos, CA. She loved to work with colors, interior designing consulting, and just making a special home to share with others. She was a ceramic pottery artist molding clay into something always beautiful and useful. She loved to play the piano and was learning to play again through her cancer journey. She loved music and had a beautiful voice! She used her singing talent to worship God with such pleasure. She loved to sing with her daughter; “I have Joy, Joy, Joy down in my heart, down in my heart, I have Joy, Joy Joy down in my heart to stay!”
Her love to garden always crafted something beautiful and artistic. She also had a passion for photography and was so very gifted in taking that “perfect shot” to the cringe of her grandchildren during those family gatherings. All her pictures are so breathtakingly beautiful no matter what she was capturing. It was that artistic eye of hers that she was able to capture the most beautiful moments with perfect composition and color in her camera lens. She loved to cook, not so much in her last year but she did know how to cook and passed on many of her recipes for generations to be fat and happy. Thanks for being a great teacher mom!
Both her children, Matt and Kristin would like to say to all that “Our dear, gracious, and loving mother went home to meet and be with our Lord and Savior June 24th, a sunny and beautiful Sunday afternoon”. She was escorted by an entourage of angels, met Jesus personally, and is now experiencing joy we can only begin to imagine. Our brothers and sisters, you will be comforted to know as her family was, she left very peacefully with all the beauty and grace we all knew of our mom. We were with her as she made her passage and she acknowledged each and every one of us before departing. She left us with that comforting smile we knew and loved.
Jan’s Son, daughter, and family want to thank you, each and every one of you, for your steadfast prayers, love, and endearing care for our mother during this three and a half year fight. She has now won the battle! She is finally able to have that perfect relationship with our heavenly Father she could only pray about before.
We love you all Mom, Grandma, Sister, Friend, Partner, and of course Dog Sitter, (she just loved Yukon). You will be deeply missed, oh so missed, but we are all rejoicing that you are now in heaven. We all will miss your smile, friendship, hugs, and comforting love.
You had a very special touch and you were so sweet, a truly wonderful woman and human being.
Good bye for now Mom, until we are reunited at that great Family Reunion we are so faithful for. We love you all. We Are Comforted By:
"His Lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:21)
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26)
"For we walk by faith, not by sight: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:7-8)
"He personally bore our sins in His (own) body to the tree (as to an altar and offered Himself on it) that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed." (1 Peter 2:24 AMP)
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."(Romans 6:23)
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]” (Philippians 4:13 AMP)
William Playter, passed away peacefully at his home on Bainbridge Island with his wife of 51 years Ruth Ann by his side.
He grew up in Poulsbo with his parents Richard & Marion Playter, brothers Richard and David along with baby sister Carol who have all unfortunately preceded him in death. He was part of the class of 1961 at North Kitsap High School and graduated from the Police Academy.
Bill is survived by his wife, daughter Kimberly (Richard) Larvia of Tracyton WA, sons Kevin (Barbara) Playter of Kennewick WA and Ken Playter of Bainbridge Island along with 8 grandchildren (Chelise, Calvin, Courtney, Erin, Amanda, Bill, Kiyle & Kenicia), 10 1/2 great-grandchildren and beloved pug dog Joey.
Throughout his life he worked at many jobs from selling insurance, car sales, construction, Boeing, Todd Shipyard until he became a reserve officer with Winslow Police Dept. and later a full time police officer where he found his niche, he later hired on with Poulsbo Police Dept. and stayed for 23 years retiring in 2008. He absolutely loved and was proud to serve the cities of Winslow and Poulsbo, he considered the police community as part of his family and we didn’t mind sharing because it truly gave him great joy. We’re sure he would still be serving the community in some capacity if the brain tumor had not prevented him doing so.
The only thing Bill loved more than the PD is his family especially his wife Ruth Ann, even near the end all he wanted was to be near her. He was so fun to be around had a quick wit, loved to tease sometimes incessantly and loved to smile. He was a great husband, provider, son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. After Bill and Ruth raised their 3 children, they had the opportunity to raise one of their grandchildren. This put a new spring in his step and gave him the opportunity to do things with Kiyle that he wished he could have with his older children. He became a scout leader, helped with baseball, football and raised a fine young man. Those years provided great joy for him and all of us.
A celebration of life will be held for Bill at the Poulsbo Yacht Club at 18129 Fjord Drive, Poulsbo on Saturday July 14th at 2:00 pm. Please stop by and share your memories of if you can.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation to raise funds for brain tumor research. 3213 West Wheeler Street, Box 157 Seattle, WA 98199. http://kathigoertzen.com
Margaret Nehm, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on March 21, 1947 and was 65 years of age. Arrangements are entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Richard C. Beckman, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on July 6, 1934. He was 77 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Alice Matilda Lindstrom Shumaker, passed away in Longview, Washington, on 15 June 2012.
She was born 20 January 1919, in Lewisville, Idaho, to John Mauritz Lindstrom and Eleanor Haroldsen where she lived and worked on the family farm with her two brothers and three sisters. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1941, taught high school English and then helped with the war effort in Brigham City, Utah, where she met, John H. Shumaker, and married him on 16 September 1945 at the family home. Alice lived in Gilberton where she was a homemaker and mother to their five children. They later moved to Allyn for their retirement years, living on Grapeview Loop Road.
She was a thrifty and efficient homemaker and a hardworking mother as she and John raised their five children. Alice always took time to be active in her community, working on the election board for many years, as a volunteer mentor for the HOSTS program, and being a good neighbor. She loved music and shared her talents by giving piano lessons to grandchildren and writing lyrics to popular tunes to help her family remember their heritage. She loved to sing and dance, read a good book, or sit quietly listening to birds. She loved nature and kept beautiful flower gardens, teaching her children and grandchildren a love for plants and nature. She enjoyed backpacking and camping in the mountains and along the coast.
Alice has been a lifelong active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she taught in all the auxiliaries and shared her talent for music. Her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ strengthened her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband John, her parents, brother, Morgan, and sister, Evelyn. She is survived by two sisters, Inga Tyler of Rigby, Idaho, and Marjorie Anderson, of Inkom, Idaho; one brother, Virgil (Joyce) Lindstrom of Lewisville, Idaho; three sons, Denis Shumaker of Belfair, Rodney Shumaker of Belfair, and Keith (Patty) Shumaker of Bremerton; two daughters, Ellen (William Davis) of Castle Rock, Washington, and Irene (Kenneth Fry) of Eagle, Idaho. Alice has 29 grand children and 65 great-grandchildren with a few more on the way. She also has many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held for Alice Shumaker on Saturday 23 June 2012 at 11 AM at the Belfair Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 40 East Belwood Lane, Allyn, Washington, after which her body will be interred at the Sandhill Cemetery, Belfair, Washington.
George Anthony Schrader, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on November 19, 1944 in Washington, D.C. and was 67 years of age.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Vigil Service on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Poulsbo, WA. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 AM at the church. A reception will follow and burial will take place at 2:00 PM at Poulsbo City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Roger B. Cunnane, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on September 28, 1934 and was 77 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Benjamin Lance, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Washington State Veteran's Home in Retsil, Washington. He was born on February 19, 1937 and was 75 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Yasuko Groves, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on January 2, 1936 and was 76 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Robert C. Dir, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on December 25, 1947 in Los Angeles, California and was 64 years of age.
Robert was a resident of Bainbridge Island and had previously lived in Shoreline, WA. He graduated from Chico State College and retired from the Housing Authority. He was currently employed part-time at Home Depot in Poulsbo, WA. Robert was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He was always ready to help on any "special projects" dreamed up by his family, especially if he could use his truck to help haul stuff! He enjoyed family dinners, usually followed by the challenging board game of "Settlers of Catan". Robert especially enjoyed meeting with his brother, Dale, for their weekly "coffee and conversation". He will remembered for his willingness to help others.
He is survived by his brother Dale Dir (Billie) of Bainbridge Island, brother William Dir (Jennifer) , WA, sister-in-law Jean Dir, several nieces and nephews plus, many loving friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Marjorie Dir and his brothers Jay and Douglas Dir.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday,June 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM at Island Church, 9624 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest book for the family.
Virginia M. Beemer, longtime Bainbridge Islander, died May 29 at the age of 82. She was living with her son and daughter-in-law Mike and Sandy Beemer at their home on Camano Island at the time of her death.
Virginia and husband Don (deceased in 2010) were Bainbridge Island residents since the early 1950s, and Virginia only just moved recently to Camano Island.
Virginia was born Feb. 21, 1930, in Nashville Township – Winnebago, Minnesota, to Esther and John Schultz. When her mother died of sudden illness in 1934, Virginia and younger sister Roberta were taken in by their grandparents. The family moved from Winnebago to Gig Harbor when Virginia was in the sixth grade, and she finished her school years in that area, graduating from South Kitsap High School in 1948. After high school, Virginia worked several jobs, including at the Olympic Hotel and the Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle.
Virginia married Don Beemer on April 21 of 1949, and moved to Bainbridge Island in the early 1950s, – shortly after the first son, Michael, was born. The couple went on to raise five boys on the Island. Don worked for his uncle Holger Christenson at Holger’s Hardware in downtown Winslow – later becoming manager of the store when it became Winslow Hardware. At the same time, Virginia managed the business of the bustling Beemer household. She served roles as Cub Scout Den Mother, Sunday school teacher, school field trip driver (and family taxi driver…), and meticulously kept the busy family on schedule and on budget.
A few years after number-five son (Gregory) was born in 1967, Virginia went to work at Roberts’ Jewelry store in Winslow. Later, she worked for several years at American Marine Bank, before retiring in 1995. Outside of work over the years, Virginia enjoyed working on the Eagle Harbor Church annual rummage sale, entertaining guests at the family’s annual Grand Old Fourth of July picnic at the Beemer house along the parade route, tending her bountiful rose garden, playing cards with good friends, and making visits to the Clearwater Casino in Suquamish.
Virginia often said she loved watching her kids grow, and always enjoyed family gatherings -- abundant with storytelling, songs and laughter.
Survivors include sons Michael (Sandy), Neil (Mindy), Gary (Cyndi), David (Becky) and Gregory (Jackie); 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service at 4 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012, at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Bainbridge Island Fire Department or Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.
Robert Theodore Dieterich, a Seattle architect for more than 40 years, died of a heart attack on May 28 near his home on Bainbridge Island. He was 73.
The eldest son of the late Herb and Anne Dieterich, Bob was born in Elgin, Illinois, and moved to Seattle as a child. He grew up in the Burien area, graduated from Highline High School, and married Sharon Gay Clark in 1960.
Bob earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and became a licensed architect in 1966. He began his career as a partner with Gardner, Styer and Dieterich and spent most of his professional life running a one-man practice specializing in retirement communities and continuing care facilities. He spent his last working years as the head of Dieterich Mithun, which was affiliated with Seattle's Mithun Partners.
Bob found great joy in his family. And he loved doing so many things: rowing, hiking, flying small planes, playing piano, painting, traveling in Italy and France, driving down the Oregon coast or up into the Cascades or Olympics. He was throughly a Northwesterner, most fully at peace on his sailboat on Puget Sound or with friends at his home on Eagle Harbor or hiking on Orcas Island with Sharon.
Bob is survived by Sharon, his wife of 52 years, daughter Elise and son Rob, brother Jim, sister Jean Ann, and their families. He has four wonderful grandchildren, Natalie, Alexander, Meena and Priya, and many, many friends.
A memorial gathering for all who knew Bob will be held Sunday, June 3, at The Manor House at Pleasant Beach, 4738 Lynwood Center Road Northeast, on Bainbridge Island, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Amnesty International or the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, www.biartmuseum.org.
Mary June Jenkins Browning, peaceful passed on May 26th at the age of 98.
June, born on June 26th 1913, was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. June is predeceased by her husband William Taylor Browning. She will be greatly missed by her children Bonnie June Sonnikson (Jim), William Everett Browning (Rose) and John Phillip Browning (Windy), 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
June lived a full and happy life, leaving us just one month before her 99th birthday. Her home was a welcoming gathering place and all who entered became family. We are very grateful to the wonderful people who touched her life bringing comfort and joy through her final years.
A memorial service will be held on June 16th at 12 noon at Port Blakely Cemetery, Bainbridge Island followed by a celebration of June’s life at 24289 Madura Drive NE, Kingston, WA. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Mary June Browning, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California. She was born on June 26, 1913 and was 98 years of age. The Memorial Service is pending. Private interment will take place at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Ramona B. Adams, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Northwood's Lodge in Silverdale, Washington. She was born on June 22, 1974 and was 37 years of age.
Ramona worked with the Suquamish tribal youth center.
She is survived by her son Jordan Adams Wickham of Indianola Washington her daughter Selena Adams of Indianola Washington her mother Beverly Adams of Suquamish Washington her grandmother Gertrude Adams of little Boston Washington her sister Althea Jones of Indianola Washington her brother Clifford Adams of Bainbridge Island Washington her nephew Eugene Jones of Indianola Washington her niece Karrisa Jones of Indianola, Washington and her nephew Riley Adams. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Bernard Adams.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Friday, May 25, 2012 beginning at 11:00 AM and will be followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00 PM at The Suquamish House of Awakened Culture in Suquamish, Washington. A reception will follow the service.
Please sign the online Guest Book for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Binder, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Bailey Manor Adult Family Home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on January 20, 1919 and was 93 years of age. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Alan Bowman, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
Before his passing, Al had forged a 70 year trail of laughter, generosity for the community, compassion for family and wisdom to all. Al was a pleasingly hard man; He worked hard, played hard and loved even harder.
As a forever young man Al enjoyed fishing, hunting, soccer, strawberry candy and Judge Judy. He was very active in his children’s life, and community functions. He celebrated holidays with the joys of Lutefisk and Kumla. His humor was unforgettable; all who know him could recite punch lines that he delivered throughout his life.
Over the years Al loved to work , but not for money, it was for the passion of concrete and making sure that the community and the kids had all the playground’s, basketball courts, skate parks, and bus stops that Bainbridge and Poulsbo could hold. He worked unbreakable through the restraint of his aches and pains and pushed on in a young man’s job every day to provide for family. He did this out of the kindness of his heart and in the end it kept him going.
Al had a playful and irreverent outlook towards life; please take comfort in knowing that that Al poured and finished concrete right to the end and passed on peacefully.
Survivors include: his wife Jean Bowman, Children: Ken Bowman, Jeff Bowman, Dawn Bowman, Tamara VanAtta and Randy Hall. Grandchildren: Tony, Tucker, Cashmere, Shad, Brittney and Chris.
Al was adamant that people use the occasion of his passing to remember and celebrate his life, with no rules “JUST AL’S WAY”. So come celebrate Al’s life with us on June 30th between 1:00P.M. and 5:00 P.M. in the Sons of Norway marine room, Poulsbo WA. Donations can be made in Al’s name to Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Fighters Association.
Marcelline Hulbert Bohlin, passed away May 8, 2012. Marcy left us the same way she lived, peacefully with grace, and in the company of loved ones.
Marcy’s pioneer grandmother, Catherine Flynn, arrived in Oregon by covered wagon in 1865. Daniel Patrick Mahoney, her grandfather, stowed away as a child to escape the Irish famine, losing an arm when his ship sank off the coast of Mexico. The Mahoney family owned and operated cigar stores in early Seattle, including one at 1st and Front Street, which burned in the Seattle Fire of 1889. They later moved to Beacon Hill.
Born on April 27, 1919, Marcy was the daughter of Daniel A. Mahoney and Margaret Glick. The Glick family arrived from Germany before the American Revolution. After her mother’s death, Marcy was raised on Beacon Hill by her grandmother, Catherine. Her father, a railroad engineer, was often away. She attended Holy Names Academy, Franklin High School. After training with a Seattle secretarial school she used her skills in offices. She married Vincent Bohlin and joined him in the Tri-Cities during his Naval service at Hanford in WWII. Her first daughter, Vicky (deceased),
was born there with severe disabilities. Post military service they made their home in West Seattle where he was a self-employed carpenter, and they had two loving daughters, Janice Ceridwen (Gordy Johnson) of Hansville, and Debbi Avery (William) of Greenwater. Vince died of cancer in 1956 and Marcy returned with her girls to the family home to live with her aunts, Marcelline Mahoney and Myrtle Cathro.
Marcy had the determination, courage, and graciousness of a bygone era. Those who knew her gentle and loving soul were amazed at her strength and bravery as she met many sorrows. Never bitter about fate, she was generous and compassionate to all who knew her. As a self-reliant, hard-working single mother, she had a fierce love for her girls and believed women were equal in all things. Marcy sacrificed to give her girls bountiful life experiences including art and music lessons. A lifelong member of The Office and Professional Employees Union, she was employed for 28 years as an administrative secretary at the District Council of Carpenters, Apprenticeship Program and Local 131. A consummate professional, she was poised and always impeccably dressed. Marcy demonstrated her own pioneer spirit, roughing it in a rustic cabin on Vashon Island without power, water, or phone. She and her children would vacation there each summer, where they enjoyed beachcombing, nature study and she baked wild blackberry pies in a wood stove.
In 1972, Marcy married Gordon Hulbert, whom she had written a “Dear John” letter to during the war. They bought a home in West Seattle and also had a berry farm in Colville, WA. A five star cook and baker, she delighted in overfeeding her guests. Gordon preceded her in death in 1991. Marcy’s women friends from her fitness classes were a very special part of her life. In her 70’s, she learned to cross-country ski and also visited her roots in County Cork, Ireland. At 83 years, Marcy married Vince’s brother, Elroy Bohlin, whom she had dated in her 20’s. They spent their 80’s at his beach house at Point No Point, walking hand in hand on the shore and travelling; even as far as New Zealand. Elroy preceded her in death in 2008. Marcy remained in their beach home until last year with her dear cat, Shadow. A life long advocate for animal welfare, she loved ALL animals, but far above were cats. She was never without a kitty companion. Thank you to the Aegis Community of Edmonds. Under their loving care she was able to find happiness and comfort in each day and allowed to remain the independent dignified person that she was throughout her life. We miss you Beautiful Lady, but see your face in all that is good and kind in this world. Interment with family at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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