Richard E. Schooley, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on October 14, 1941 and was 67 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Ryleigh Una O'Connor Muma, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She was born on February 23, 2006 in Seattle, Washington and was 3 years of age.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, WA. (Directions).
John Stuart Fox, 83, long time resident of Bainbridge Island, died October 21, 2009.
He was born October 18, 1926, in Seattle , WA to Irvin and Laura Fox. He moved with his family from Lake Washington to Bainbridge Island in 1937 and graduated from Bainbridge High School .
On Sept. 15, 1951, he married Muriel Ekstedt of Keyport at the Keyport Bible Church . They took their honeymoon in Victoria B.C. traveling on board the Blackball Ferry “MV Chinook.” They lived at Central Valley until moving to Bainbridge Island , where he resided until his death.
Mr. Fox started working for Blackball ferries at the age of 13 on the Bainbridge - Seattle route working on various venerable ferries such as the Elwha, Klahanie, Kahloken and the Quinault, just to name a few. After serving in World War II in Okinawa he returned to Bainbridge Island and worked for Foss Tugs. He also worked at Bangor Sub Base, the Keyport Torpedo Station, the Seattle Steam Plant, and from 1992 until his death he ran his own business, Fox and Associates, selling boiler treatment.
Survivors include his three sons: John and Michael, both of Bainbridge Island , and Duane of Seattle, two daughters: Randina Chaffin and Michelle Coyle, both of Poulsbo, three grandchildren: Amy Carpenter, Christopher and Andrea Coyle; and two great-grandchildren children: Moses and Lanie.
The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7th at the Keyport Bible Church , with a viewing between 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Internment will be at Island Lake Cemetery . A reception will follow at the Keyport Bible Church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses. Deposits may be made at any American Marine Branch. Please make checks payable to Michael Fox noting on the memo line “John Fox Memorial Fund.”
Alexander Bruce Myers, passed away October 21th at his home in Port Ludlow with his family by his side.
Alec was born in Seattle to Harold Brown Myers & Alura Dumas Myers, both from Washington Pioneer Families. Graduate of Garfield High School in 1954, Graduate University of Washington 1958, member of Phi Kappa Psi. Retired Captain US Army Infantry.
Alec spent his career as an Insurance Agent, CEO Alexander Myers Insurance Agency Inc. Member CPCU, WA and King Co Agents & Brokers. Loved gardening, camping, boating and fishing. He was a founding member of Grace Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island. Past member of Eagle Harbor Yacht Club and Current member Port Ludlow Yacht Club.
Raised in Seattle, spent summers on Bainbridge Island as a child. Lived on Bainbridge Island from 1961-2005 and in 2005 moved to Port Ludlow.
Alec was preceded in death by his parents Harold & Alura and sister Susan Campbell. He is survived by his beloved wife Jeanette of 48 years, son Alexander “Lex,” daughters Diane Harris (Steve), Cheri, and Deborah (Tim Petersen) , two Grandsons, Armor & Archer, sister Janet Stewart and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to attend his memorial service Saturday November 7th, at 1:00 pm, Grace Episcopal Church, E. Day Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA. Reception following at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorials suggested to Grace Church Landscape Fund, Helpline of Bainbridge Island, or Jefferson County Hospice.
Melissa Ruth Berg (Kabelac), born Oct 10th, 1956 passed away on Oct 20th, 2009 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton, WA. She was 53 years young when she lost her life to aggressive renal cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family.
She is survived by Lesley Ann Kabelac (Mother), Jerry Berg Sr (Husband), Jerry Berg Jr (Son), Kristina Jay Blackwell (Daughter), Austin Ray Blackwell (Grandchild), Brennen Louis Blackwell (Grandchild) and Deborah Vedin (Sister).
She was an amazing wife, mother and friend and will always be remembered as a loving, caring and selfless individual. She always worried about her friends and family before herself and would always steer people in the right direction when they were feeling down or lost.
Services will be held to celebrate her life at Chico Alliance Chruch (3670 Chico Way NW Bremerton, WA 98312) on Oct 24, 2009 (Sat) at 1pm. I have established a donation collection to help with final expenses at (http://tinyurl.com/missyberg). She lead an amazing life and touched this world; now she is at peace with her heavenly father Jesus.
J. Robert (Bob) Sutthoff, born May 10 1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio, was called home to the Lord on October 19, 2009 at the age of 93.
Bob attended his first year of secondary education at Xavier High School, and the next three at Elder High School. After graduation from Elder he went on to attend Saint Gregory, and Mount Saint Mary Seminaries. He continued to cherish time spent with his priest friends throughout his life. After leaving the Seminary, Bob enlisted in the Army Air Corps at Patterson Field, Dayton Ohio on June 9, 1942 and spent over 3 years with the 19th Repair Squadron, receiving an Honorable Discharge on October 16, 1945 and earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. After leaving military duty, Bob worked two years with Catholic Charities at Fort Scott Camp, Cincinnati. On February 17, 1947, Bob began a twenty-eight year career with the F.B.I., retiring in 1975. From 1975-1982, he worked as a Security Representative with the Seattle Sonics.
After retiring, Bob spent time pursuing two of his favorite past times: fishing and boating. He will be remembered for his affection for baseball, keen wit and sense of humor, extraordinary kindness, great faith and incredible love of family. When asked recently by one of his daughters what he considered his greatest achievement in life, he answered: "Nabbing your mother!" Other loves of Bob's were animals and nature. He routinely hung fuchsia baskets around his homes in Kirkland and Hansville to attract hummingbirds, as well as feeders and baths for other birds. A nature lover, Bob took his children on trips to Mount Rainier and the Cascades, picnics by the river, and fishing in Puget Sound.
Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances, and his six children: Anne, Margaret, Connie (Kelly), Catherine (Slaton), Elizabeth (Weyer) and James. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren and his dearest dog "Pug".
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM with the Recitation of The Rosary at 11:30 AM and the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Poulsbo, Washington. Interment will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s name may be sent to Mount Saint Mary Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Kitsap Hospice Care Center in Bremerton for their wonderful care of our father. Their compassion made each of Dad's days that much more enjoyable, and for this we are in their debt.
Paula M. Crumbley, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on May 10, 1934 and was 75 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Marilyn L. Hirschfeld, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on August 2, 1935 and was 74 years of age.
Marilyn lived on Bainbridge Island for 21 years. She was originally from Berkeley California. Mom worked as a legal secretary and a paralegal for the attorney general's office first at Washington State and subsequently for Child Protective Services. Marilyn retired 11 years ago and has since travelled extensively with her husband and was active with the home owner's association at Bill Point. Services will be private.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, William G. Hirschfeld, Jr; her two children Mary Hirschfeld and Stuart Hirschfeld, her sister Janet Schwab, and three grand-children. Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Edna Barksdale, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at her daughter's home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on August 1, 1918 and was 91 years of age. Services and interment will take place in Winter Park, Florida. Local arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Dorothy Whiteside, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on April 15, 1921 in Ogden, Utah and was 88 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Wilbert Deflyer, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on November 27, 1934 and was 74 years of age. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Olga Summers, was born on March 4, 1926 in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) the fourth of eleven children (and second oldest daughter) of a local shoe factory owner and his wife. Her childhood was quite carefree since the family was well off and her father was a respected businessman. All of this changed with World War II when the Germans occupied the city. An accident involving a German transport truck left Olga temporary blind until she had surgery after the war. By then the communist regime was firmly in power and had confiscated her father’s factory. Shortly afterward, Olga’s mother, Angelina, went to work as a telephone operator to help support their large family. Life at that time was all about having enough food in the house to feed everyone and Olga did her share to ensure this happened.
Her life took a dramatic turn in 1950 when she met a perennial bachelor, James Summers. Family lore has it that they met while James was with the Embassy guard service in Belgrade and became acquainted with Olga’s sister, Dragana who also worked at the embassy. One night Jim had extra tickets to the opera and offered them to Dragana because he knew she had a large family and could potentially use them. Jim didn’t speak much Serbo-Croatian and Olga spoke no English so Dragana spent much of that evening translating for the two of them. Well, the rest is history - they fell in love and began a three year courtship that culminated in their wedding in 1953. By then, they could understand each other much better but kept a dictionary nearby just in case!
Olga came to the United States in 1953 as the wife of a career military man, James Summers but soon had her own loyalties to her new country. As soon as she was able to, she applied and became a US citizen. During their life together Olga and Jim lived in California, Hawaii and Nevada. While in Southern California, Olga joined the foreign press association and wrote articles about local celebrities for her hometown paper. She also sponsored her two sisters and three brothers to come to the US to live. Olga wanted her siblings to share in the good fortune she had found in her adopted country. She also made sure that her mother and the siblings who stayed behind were taken care of, and had the opportunity to visit the country she had come to love.
The happiest years of her life were spent in Hawaii when Jim was stationed there. She loved the people, the weather, and the culture. In later years, she often reminisced about those years and visited when she could. Once Jim got orders for Vietnam, Olga came back to Southern California to be near her family while she raised their only child, Dora.
Upon Jim’s return, they lived in Anaheim where he finished his Marine Corps. career at El Toro. Later, she went to work for Disneyland as a retail clerk to help put her daughter through college. She eventually retired from Disney and had more free time to do as she pleased. Unfortunately by then, Jim had developed Alzheimer’s disease so the next ten years of Olga’s life was spent as his primary caretaker- which she never begrudged and willingly took on. This also involved a move to Las Vegas when Jim finally had to enter a nursing home. They were fortunate to celebrate 48 years of marriage shortly before James’ death in 2001.
Olga continued to live in Vegas up to June of this year when her failing health brought her to Messenger House to be nearer her daughter and son-in-law. She is survived by her daughter Dora Summers-Ewing, son-in-law Larry Ewing, and four brothers: Milan, Voja, Rade and Ceda Vlatkovich. By her own request, there will be no formal service and she will be cremated and have her ashes returned to the waters off Hawaii. This was also Jim’s request so they will make this final journey together.
Helli A. Tetri, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on March 23, 1930 in Finland and was 79 years of age. Helli was a resident of Poulsbo, WA. Services are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Sirio John Samora, age 84, has departed peacefully to the arms of our Lord at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, WA Tuesday, September 29th surrounded by his loving family. Sirio was born on January 29, 1925 in Saguache, Colorado to Manuel and Louise Samora. He was the oldest of eleven children.
At age 17, Sirio joined the United States Marine Corps and served two tours of duty in the First Marine Division in the Peleliu and Okinawa campaigns of World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal and awarded the Aisatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the WW II Victory Medal, the China Service Medal, the USMC Rifle Marksman Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon.
In 1947, Sirio returned home to Saguache Colorado and married Floriene Archulletta. Sirio acquired an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Machine Shop from Pueblo Junior College. In the following years they started their family of 10 children. In 1962 Sirio, by then an accomplished machinist, moved his family to Washington. He continued his work at GE, Hanford, Boeing, and retired from The Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station Keyport, WA at age 68 after 26 years of service.
Sirio lived his life as an active and devout member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed family trips to Colorado, fishing with his sons and grandchildren, dirt bike rides with his children, family camping, playing the guitar and harmonica, long distance conversations with his brothers and sisters, working in his shop in the garage, building toys and doll houses with his grandchildren, and Floriene’s cooking. Sirio was dedicated to his wife & family with continued active community contributions. He always provided support and guidance to those in need.
Sirio is survived by his wife of 62 years, Floriene; his sons and daughters, Sid-Leo, Gary, Manuel, William, Karen, Emma, Yvonne, Patricia and Melanie; his brother Elvie; his sisters, Mable, Ruth, Ronnie and Lena; and all of their families.
Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and husband: you are always loved and will truly be missed.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend The Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM at St. Stephens Catholic Church 13055 SE 192nd St. Renton, WA. Interment Services 1:30pm at Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 SE 240th St. Kent, WA.
Marlene Elsbree Hoover, passed away September 28, 2009. She was born in Seattle to wonderful parents, Arthur Guy Elsbree and Katherine Ruth Minnick Elsbree. After graduating from Washington State University she taught elementary school in San Francisco for ten years building lifelong friendships in the Bay Area. Then she moved to her home on Bainbridge Island where she spent the rest of her life as a productive realtor and resident.
Marlene was everyone’s best friend. Her social life included membership in the Seattle Tennis Club, the Washington Athletic Club, and the Wing Point Golf and Country Club. Marlene was especially close to her two loving sisters, Arla Elsbree Foster and the late Lorraine Elsbree Sommer.
Marlene is survived by her sister Arla Elsbree Foster, nephew Albert Guy Foster and his wife Bridget, brother-in-law Donald J. Sommer, numerous cousins and many close friends. No services and no sympathy cards please. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. At Marlene’s request she was privately and peacefully laid to rest by her loved ones on October 17, 2009.
Donald Putnam, a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and elementary school principal known for the twinkle in his eye and an eternal optimism passed away in his Bainbridge Island, WA home on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009. His last view of this earth was one of his most treasured: A bright sun dappling the waters of Rich Passage as ferry boats and naval vessels trundled past his living room window. He was 74.
Born in Everett, WA, Don was the youngest of three children. A 1952 graduate of Seattle's O'Dea High School, Don went on to earn a BA in English from the University of Washington and an MA in school administration from San Francisco State University. He had a lifelong passion for the sea and military history, and was proud to serve in the United States Naval Reserve.
Don swiftly gravitated to teaching and was both an educator and one eager to be educated for the entirety of his life. His first teaching job was in East Palo Alto, CA where he met Chicago native Eleonor Dombrowski and pestered her until she finally assented to an evening on the town in San Francisco. Don's extravagance of taking a taxi to each music club that night nearly scared her off, but his charm won in the end, and when an opportunity to become an assistant principal in Anchorage, AK came his way, Don telephoned Eleonor and asked to marry him and move to Alaska. They were married in Seattle, WA in July of 1962 and afterward, the pair promptly loaded up a station wagon and drove north. Two years later, with a one-week old son at home, Don volunteered with rescue and cleanup efforts after the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.
During his 25 years with the Anchorage School District, Don was a revolutionary administrator. He instituted a three-in-one school at Chinook Elementary where students had the choice to study in the program that most suited their learning style. Countering the stereotype of the stern educator, Don ran his trademark "Turkey Trot" race for years at Chester Valley Elementary, in which he dressed as a turkey with balloons tied to his belt while students tried to pluck them in exchange for pizza prizes. Don additionally worked at Inlet View, Rogers Park and Muldoon elementary before retiring in 1987. In the '90s, he taught computer education classes at Computer City and the Older Persons Action Group of Anchorage. His sometimes colorful language made a comedic impact on his students.
Don and Eleonor moved to Bainbridge Island, WA in 1998 after Eleonor retired as a librarian with the Anchorage School District. Shortly thereafter, Don saw Eleonor through an unexpected heart transplant. Afterward, they traveled relentlessly, dancing with Whirling Dervishes in Turkey and photographing Blue-footed Boobies in the Galapagos Islands, as the two ticked off most of the continents they had not yet seen.
Despite losing a battle to cancer and a struggle in his final months to overcome Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Don lived to enjoy the infectious giggles of four treasured grandchildren: John, Christopher, Abigail and Declan. Don's boyish appreciation of life, song, Harry Potter and the occasional well-chilled beer will be dearly missed by his wife, Eleonor Putnam, son Mark Putnam, daughter Candace (Putnam) Murphy, daughter-in-law Grace Putnam, son-in-law Brian Murphy, and an expanse of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial mass in Don's honor will be held at St. Alphonsus Parish in Seattle, WA, on Tuesday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Guillain-Barre Foundation at Don’s memorial website. Remembrances of Don are also welcomed and greatly appreciated at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com/DonaldPutnam.
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Patricia Hutchings, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on July 5, 1929 and was 80 years of age. She was a resident of Poulsbo, Washington. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Rosemary Napora, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009 at Martha and Mary Health Care Services in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on May 6, 1927 in Tacoma, Washington to Adam T. and Gladys E. Mulligan. She was 82 years of age. Rosemary was also formerly of Roy, WA.
Rosemary's early years were spent in Tacoma, Wahington attending school and working numerous jobs for local businesses including the Tacoma Tribune. She enjoyed gardening, canning and being with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children; Kathaleen M. Balmer, Connie Gordon, Nancy Kubicek and her husband John, John V. Napora III and his wife Joanna and MaryCarol Howerton and her husband Rodger. There are nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and four sisters and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Floyd T. Balmer in 1950, her second husband John V. Napora II in 1998, her parents and one brother and sister.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 18943 Caldart Avenue NE in Poulsbo. A viewing will take place from 12-12:45 PM the day of the Mass at the church. Interment will take place on Friday, October 9th at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
Memorial contributions can be made to Martha and Mary Health Care Services or The American Lung Association.
Patricia McClaran, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. She was born on August 21, 1919 and was 90 years of age. She was a resident Bainbridge Island, WA. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.
Ivan Suryan, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at his daughter's home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on February 26, 1911 in Vela Luka, Croatia. He immigrated to America in 1939 and settled in Anacortes, where he worked as a fisherman until his retirement in 1983.
In 1956, he returned to Croatia to marry Helen Zitkovich, whom he met through a picture at a friend’s home. For many years Ivan operated the F/V Inventer, while Helen stayed home to tend garden and raise their two children. In 2002, they moved to Bainbridge Island to be closer to family.
He is survived by his son John and his wife Monica Suryan of Bellevue, WA and his grandsons Joseph and Nicholas, his daughter Irene and her husband Marc Smith of Bainbridge Island and his granddaughters Miranda and Sophia. He was preceded in death by Helen, his wife of 51 years, and by three brothers and two sisters.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11:30 AM at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church 1310 Madison Avenue NE on Bainbridge Island. Interment will take place following the Mass at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department 8895 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island WA 98110.
Dwayne Saice, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on June 14, 1945 in Portland, Oregon and was 64 years of age. Dwayne for formerly from Gig Harbor, WA.
He was educated at the Oregon Medical School, Stanford University and UCLA. He was worked as a cardiac perfusionist. Dwayne practiced at a hospital in Fresno, at UCLA hospital, and Swedish Hospital in Seattle. While in the medical arena, he obtained a patent for an in-dwelling catheter. After medical retirement, he worked with Genentech (drug company that cloned human insulin). Afterwards, he started his family-run company, ForeBears, which created and crafted Native American art work made the traditional way.
Dwayne was a classic car aficionado, garage sale guru, avid reader of books, aspiring author and loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a "B" movie fan, a lover of dogs, tinkerer, creator, and dreamer. Dwayne was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents David G. and Elsie A. Saice. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Elisabeth Herrick and his children; David G. Saice, Raina Saice, Blaine S. Hogg, Brandon E. Hogg, Lara E. Hogg, David S. Saice and Kirah G. Saice, Nolan J. Sisco (grandson).
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, at 2pm October 18, 2009 at the Island Music Center 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge Island (206.780.6911).
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Kitsap County.
James Roswell Dowling, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Martha and Mary Health Care Services in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on October 31, 1930 in Madison, Wisconsin and was 78 years of age. Jim was a resident of Poulsbo, WA at the time of his death.
Although Jim was born in Madison, he was raised in the South Shore area of Chicago, Illinois. He attended Bryn Mawr Grammar School, South Shore High School and took a two year course at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He married Mary Joan (Mary Jo) Gerding in Chicago in 1953. They moved to Milwaukee, WI in 1954. Their two sons Scott and Richard were born there. They moved to Waukesha, WI in 1959, and their daughter Sheila was born. The family moved to Monterey Park, CA where he pursued a career in the Aerospace industry at TRW Systems. While with TRW Jim was awarded a U.S. Patent for a High Intensity Shock Machine. He took early retirement from TRW in 1987 and continued his career with Kimball Industries where he worked for five years. Jim always said his 20 years at TRW were the happiest and most rewarding of his professional life.
In 1993 he and Mary Jo moved to Prescott, Arizona. In 2003 they moved to Poulsbo, Washington to be near their daughter and her family. Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003 and in December 2004 he moved into Martha and Mary Care Facility in Poulsbo. Jim enjoyed drawing ships. He said he drew them in study hall at school instead of doing his homework. He especially liked to draw old fashioned sailing ships. He also enjoyed sweets, photography and model trains. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed volunteering to feed the poor at Union Station in Pasadena, CA and St. Vincent de Paul Society in Prescott, AZ. He established the spaghetti dinner fund-raiser there.
Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Mary Jo, his children; Sheila and her husband Tim Ottersen, son Richard Dowling and his wife Laurell. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Jonathan Lann, Sarah Ottersen, Christopher Ottersen, Eric Dowling and Kathleen Dowling. He was preceded in death by his parents Claire and Frances (Hipple) Dowling and son Robert Scott Dowling.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 12 Noon at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 18943 Caldart Avenue NE in Poulsbo. A reception will follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice.
John Orval Whitaker, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at the age of 88 at his home in Poulsbo, Washington. He was born on August 28, 1921 to John and Elsie Whitaker in Conrad, Montana.
John graduated from Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. He attended The University of Washington and graduated from the University of Southern California with a dental degree. John served during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He married Florence Adele Montan in Seattle, WA in 1946. He worked in San Pedro, California as a children's dentist for thirty years and retired in 1978. John was the President of the Harbor Dental Society, Southern California Dental Association and the Century Club. He was a member of the American Academy of Pedodontics, American Dental Association, American Society for dentistry for children, American College for Dentists and was a charter member of the Los Angeles Pedodontics Club. He was very active in the San Pedro and Peninsula YMCA. John was a life member of the USC Associates, South Bay Trojan Club, Northwest Trojan Club and received the Fred B. Olds Award for service to USC. He was also a member of the Son's of Norway and the Poulsbo Yacht Club.
He is survived by his beloved wife Florence Montan Whitaker of Poulsbo, WA, children; John Whitaker and his wife Syd, Mary Ann Finnecy and her husband Edward, Robert Whitaker and his wife Diana and Nancy Muller and her husband Rodman all residing in California. John also leaves behind his sister Arlene Day of Yakima, WA. There are 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Private family Graveside Services have been held at Mountain View Cemetery in Poulsbo. Memorial contributions can be made to The Hospice of Kitsap County or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Louise Eleanor Verheek Hyndman Johnson, was a warm, loving, and thoughtful woman whose life ended on September 13, 2009, in Bremerton, Washington at the age of 93. Louise had compassion for others and served her family and friends with affection and generosity. She had a beautiful cheerful smile and was always ready to give heartfelt encouragement.
Louise was born August 29, 1916 in a small four-room house in Ogden, Utah to Abel and Hanna Verheek.
School was easy for her and she skipped a couple grades in grade school and graduated from Missoula County High School in June 1933 at the age of sixteen and then attended the University of Montana for two years majoring in business.
In May of 1936 she married Charles Benjamin Hyndman in Boulder, Montana.
Louise enjoyed homemaking skills, was a great cook and seamstress. She was generous in giving gifts to family and friends. She was a loyal friend and neighbor making many friends. She also loved to travel. Louise lived in Nome, Alaska for six years from 1944 to 1950 and enjoyed sharing stories of her experiences there.
Louise was a professional business woman and her employment included the Singer Sewing Machine Company, J. C. Penneys, Miners and Merchants Bank, Bank of Columbia Falls, and The First National Bank of Missoula and retired as a bank officer in 1973.
Louise was widowed in 1968. She met and eventually married Howard Johnson in Idaho Falls, Idaho in 1972 and they resided in Montana.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many positions. She and her second husband Howard were called to serve a church mission in Missouri in 1977.
Louise lived at the Vintage of Bremerton for several years and spent the last year of her life living at her daughter’s home.
Survivors include her daughter Carolyn and David Harris of Bremerton, WA; grandchildren, Michael and Heather Harris of Tucson, AZ; Joan Leahman of Ashburn, VA; Colene and Greg Wright of Rockford, IL; Janet and Jeff Smiley of Meridian, ID; Renee and Carl Tuke of Layton, UT; Jeffrey and Cecilia Harris of Farmers Branch, TX; Steven and Christie Harris of Irving, TX; Judy Johnson of Grants Pass, OR; 21 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and five nieces and five nephews.
She is preceded in death by her first husband Charles Benjamin Hyndman; two brothers John Verheek and Herb Lawrence; her sister Florence Bingham Vargo; and second husband Howard Johnson.
A memorial service will be held in the Bremerton chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2225 Perry Avenue, at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 19. A grave site dedication will be at the Missoula City Cemetery on September 29 at 3:00pm.
Memorial donations may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center.