Kaylan Rose Campbell, was 25 yrs, 5 mo, 16 days when she died of untreated depression & OCD, and undertreated anorexia/bulimia - resulting in suicide - in January of 2011.
Kaylan's friends have organized a foundation which organizes benefit concerts in her memory, in order to raise awareness about mental illness and the dangers of self-medicating with alcohol and/or drugs, and to help NAMI fight stigma associated with these treatable medical issues.
Kaylan's two favorite Seattle bands graciously agreed to play the first benefit show which was a huge success, both societally and financially.
There are also two KRC4LIFE teams who have committed to walk for NAMI StigmaBusters. One in Denver and one in Seattle. Good job teams KRC!
A new annual StigmBusting event has been instituted to celebrate her birthday each July 31st. It is named "International WEAR A TUTU DAY!" The 2011 event was celebrated in three US cities and one European city. People wore tutus in public, talked about Kaylan, and handed out informational flyers about how to find and give help for/to people who suffer mental illness.
A bit about Kaylan:
Kaylan played a mean piano and a cool guitar. Her keyboard compositions are exquisite. She loved the wild outdoors as much as she loved the heart of the city of Seattle. She crawled at 18 weeks and walked at 7 months. She learned to ride her bike without training wheels at 3.5 yrs, because she bent them up her ownself with her daddy's vice grips. She played roller hockey when she was 9 and developed OCD & depression in the same year. She took beautiful photographs. She sang smooth and haunting harmony. She was extremely shy yet exuded confidence. She took her first college class at 11- poetry of course. She adored junior high stage productions. She was hospitalized for depression at 13. She started smoking at 15 and developed anorexia/bulimia when she was 16. She traveled in Europe for 6 months doing volunteer work in 5 different countries at 18. She went to Guatemala with her younger brother to study Spanish when they were 18 & 19. Her dad died when she was 20, and she never fully recovered from this loss. She achieved her dream of attending the University of Washington linguistics program at age 20, but depression took that away from her in her senior year. From age 21 until her death she lived in Seattle - the city of her dreams. Her last mental health provider fell in love with her and TOLD her, so she would never seek treatment again. She played World of Warcraft with her cousin Matt. She adored her family - immediate & extended. Kaylan lost a baby 6 months before she died, and it seems she suffered from postpartum psychosis but was not able to tell anyone until far too late in her illness. She watched The Young Turks every Tuesday. Her favorite fiction authors were Paulo Coelho and Anne McCaffrey. She loved humanity and hated cruelty. She loved all kinds of world music, from classical to rap. She worked as a telemarketer, preschool teacher, construction office manager, sandwich artist, and bartender among other jobs. Being a preschool teacher was her FAVORITE job, and she planned to begin Montessori training in September of 2011. She LOVED children and animals. She was a wonderful cat mama, and her kitties are both very confident, friendly, and like to be kissed on the nose. She appears to have been struggling with risky alcohol and medication misuse on and off for ten years, and especially during the last couple years of her life. She was unbelievably beautiful inside and out, but never felt special.
The point here is to say that she was not simply a depressed person who took her own life. She was complex, gorgeous, brilliant, talented, delightful, deep, caring, loving, irreverent, kind, free spirit who also happened to suffer from a depression and anorexia/bulimia which were exacerbated by risky alcohol use.
HER TRAGIC DEATH FROM DEPRESSION WAS A VERY SMALL PART OF AN ACTIVELY GIVING AND LOVING LIFE, a life in which she touched many other souls and inspired them to do the most with what life offered them. We know this because of the many people have written to her family and friends with memories of her - in detail - about how exactly she helped them. Almost every one of her close childhood friends came to her funeral, reception, and waterside farewell from several different cities, states, and countries. Coworkers came from jobs long past, and four of her life loves, past and present, attended her funeral - three of them even managed to perform a beautiful song during the service. It is an enigma - how Kaylan Rose could be so very loved, and so helpful to others, yet be unable to express her own need for help.
BUT THIS IS WHAT UNTREATED MENTAL ILLNESS DOES. IT LIES TO THE SUFFERER, TELLING HER THAT SHE IS NOT NEEDED. THAT SHE IS NOT WORTHY.
Depression robs people of their feeling of worthiness, but it doesn't have to be like that.
MENTAL ILLNESS IS TREATABLE. EATING DISORDERS ARE TREATABLE. ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROBLEMS ARE TREATABLE.
These medical issues are NOT character defects.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE - ASK FOR HELP IF YOU ARE IN DISTRESS.
EVERYONE IS NECESSARY!
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KRC4LIFE Kaylan's original compositions: http://www.youtube.com/user/KeiRose#p/u/8/3nlPjLKcE44
Donations can be made to NAMI in the name of Kaylan Rose Campbell.
Karen Rogenhild Holcomb, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on October 20, 1946 in Seattle, WA to Per and Bjorg Sundnes. She was 64 years of age.
Karen received her Bachelors degree at Scripps College and was a homemaker and artist. She received several international awards for her art. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Karen was an intelligent and beautiful lady and was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She was a wonderful partner to her husband and will missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband J. Byron Holcomb of Bainbridge Island, children; Nels Langbauer of Santa Cruz, California, Peter Holcomb of Bainbridge Island, John Holcomb of Atlanta, Georgia, Matt Holcomb of Fredrick, MD, sister Ruth Winter (Mike) of Seattle, WA, brother Harold Sundnes of Auburn, WA, nephew Peter John Sundnes of Renton, WA, grand-nephews Jack Sundnes and Henry Sundnes of Renton, WA, also his niece Christina Winter of New York, New York and nephew Matthew Winter of Seattle, WA. There are seven grandchildren.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service on, Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island. A luncheon reception will follow at the Wing Point Country Club on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Glenn Allen Ramstead, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on November 17, 1922 in Middle River, Minnesota to Edward Oliver and Ida Rangchild Ramstead. He was 88 years of age.
Glenn retired from the United States Navy and worked as an aircraft/engine mechanic foreman and instructor. He was a WWII Veteran and received several medals during his career. Glenn is survived by his siblings Milton Ellsworth Ramstead of Fargo, North Dakota, Arne Leonard Ramstead, Dolores Elaine Ramstead Lund, James George Ramstead all of Stranquist, Minnesota, also his sister Marie Claire Ramstead Zobrist of Seattle, WA, Edward Olivar Ramstead Jr., John Alden Ramstead both of Seattle, WA, children; Gunnar, Crystal and Chevona Ramstead, grandchildren; Franchessa, Colby and Nan Breur, stepchildren; Kathleen/Mark Muir, Laura/Andy Conner. Jesse/Jennifer Flynn, Amber/Eric Kibby, Candy/Mark Singleton, Lonnie Singleton/Jennifer Cherry, Miranda Singleton/Eric Carter, Randy/Sharon Hyde and Jennifer Hyde. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Milton Ellsworth Ramstead and James George Ramstead.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service with full military honors on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Lavern Tom III, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at his home in Kingston, Washington. He was born on April 3, 1985 in Toppenish, Washington to Lavern Tom, Jr. and Tracy Clarke. He was raised by his father and step mother Leanne Tom.
"3rd" enjoyed cooking, eating BBQ with his Dad, Mother and family, he also enjoyed music, video games and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughter Joanne, father Lavern, mother Leanne, brother Joe, sisters Ramona, Kiara, LaVonne and many other uncles, aunties and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather LaVern Tom Senior and his Aunt Tawyna Tom.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm at The Port Gamble Tribal Gym in Kingston, WA. Interment at the tribal cemetery. A reception will follow. Please sign the online Guest Book.
Alice Ethelyn Snider, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born on December 15, 1929 in Oakland, California to Earl Almon and Louise Thompson. She was 81 years of age.
Alice attended Lincoln High School in Seattle, where she made many life-long friends. She was a consummate homemaker, wife and mother. She loved entertaining and hosting dinner and tea parties. She was a lively conversationalist as well as an avid bridge player. Over the years, Alice and her husband lived in many areas of the county, including Delaware, Texas, Colorado and Ohio. She also enjoyed travel and some of her favorite memories include trips to both England and Australia. Alice was grateful to have so many friends and a supportive family.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Louise Kauffman, son-in-law Jeffrey N. Kauffman, grandson Matthew Blaine Kauffman, granddaughter Jill Louise Kauffman and great-granddaughter Madison Cindy Kauffman all of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, daughter Jane Anne Carlin and son-in-law Robert David Carlin of Tacoma, WA, granddaughter Abigail Jane Carlin and grandson Benjamin James Carlin both of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Blaine Louis and a son Robert Miles.
No service per Alice's request. Memorial donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Nancy Ruth Williams Kiley, passed away at home with her husband and children at her bedside.
She was born on August 25, 1950 in Suffolk, Virginia to Nancy Ruth and Thaddeus Thomas Williams. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut. In 1972, she married Edmund I. Kiley, a career officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Together, they lived in coastal cities and towns across the United States: Kodiak Island, Alaska; Newport, Rhode Island; Laguna Vista, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; and Bainbridge Island, Washington. She is survived by her mother, her husband, her three children (Brendan, Conor, and Caitlin Kiley), and her three sisters (Debbie Chappell, Betty Manzi, and Jean Reilly). Ruth was actively involved in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the Bainbridge Island school system.
Family and friends remember her fondly for her quick wit, sharp intelligence, strong opinions, and relentlessness on the tennis court and at the bridge table. Her funeral will be held at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church on Saturday Jan 22 at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Helpline House on Bainbridge Island or the Floyd and Dolores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason.
Dean Coburn Smith, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on August 16, 1947 to John and Jane Smith.
Dean attended Lassen College where he studied forestry and Humbolt State University where he studied fisheries and hydrology. He retired in 2004 after working as a forester and a fisheries biologist. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, and boat building, but sailing was his passion. Dean began sailing on Lake Erie as a child and later learned to race sailboats on San Francisco Bay. He moved to Bainbridge Island in 1992 and began cruising Puget Sound. He lived aboard his sailboat for 15 years and after he retired, sailed with his family down the coast to Mexico. On his return he worked as the sexton at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island where he maintained the church structures and grounds and rebuilt the day school deck and play structure.
Dean is survived by his wife Mary Anne Smith of Bainbridge Island, son John Paul Smith of Bainbridge Island, son Jason Pageau of Las Vegas, NV mother Jane Wendell of Camarillo, CA, sisters Barb McFadden of Tumwater, WA and Connie Morgan of Belmont, CA. He was preceded in death by his father John William Smith. Dean was a quiet man of great integrity and generousity of spirit and will be deeply missed.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, WA [Directions]. Private interment will follow at the church cemetery and a reception for all will take place in the church hall. Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Rodney Dean Ricks, passed away Jan. 11, 2011, at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., of complications from leukemia.
He was born Aug. 23, 1944, to Henry Dean Ricks and Carma Mortensen Ricks in Ardmore, Okla., and grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. He went to Madison High School in Rexburg, and continued his education at Ricks College in Rexburg. He received his engineering degree from University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Rodney moved to Vallejo, Calif., after graduation to work for Mare Island Naval Shipyard as a civil engineer.
He married Nina Blanchard Ricks on Dec. 29, 1976, in Rexburg, Idaho, and they lived in Vallejo after their marriage. They raised their children in Vallejo until 1994, when they moved to Silverdale, Wash., so he could continue his work for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Rodney retired from the shipyard in 2000 but kept busy with contract work using his engineering skills.
He also continued woodworking, with turning being a specialty. He enjoyed taking many cruises and road trips with Nina, including an exciting three-week cruise from Seattle to Miami through the Panama Canal. His love in life was his children and grandchildren. They have many special memories of Dad and Grandpa.
Rodney is survived by his wife, Nina; his children, Michele Rumsey and her husband Lyle of Egin, Idaho; Brandon Ricks and his wife Terri of Fairfield, Calif.; and Tonya Ricks and her fiancé Seth Sterr of Seattle; his grandchildren, Staisha Roberts and Jacob Roberts; Alyssa, Hadley, Garett and Briana Rumsey; and Payten, Kellie and Jordan Ricks. He is also survived by his siblings, Gary (Lalene) Ricks, Deanna (Max)Wade, Susan (Randy) Landon and Mary Anne (Tom) Ciccotelli, as well as many nieces and nephews whom he loved — and loved to tease. He was predeceased by his parents, Dean and Carma Ricks.
The family would like to thank the tireless care of the 2 West Oncology nurses and staff of Harrison Medical Center as well as Dr. Malcolm Winter. Services will be held in Egin, Idaho. Interment will be in Rexburg, Idaho. To leave a comment in the guestbook, visit www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Viola Stone, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Private interment will take on Bainbridge Island, WA. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Janice M. Assman, At 11:23 pm Jane passed on free from her form into the afterlife. Though she was born in Evelyth MN she was a longtime resident of WA, including North Bend, Port Townsend, and Poulsbo. Port Townsend being by far her favorite.
She volunteered at Community Action Council, and worked at Employment Security, the American Legion, Hancock Street Apts. and did book-keeping for several places. She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob (Jack) E. Setnikar, and H. Leona Peterson Dibla.
She is survived by her husband Elmer E. Assman, her brother, Jacob (Jake) Setnikar Sr, her sister Carol (Teena)Smith, her sons Erik V. Assman and Michael W. Jouppi, her daughter Sandi L. Cheek, granddaughters Kristin Halazon and Sarah Stuurmans, grandsons Ryan Hollingsworth and Issac Jouppi,and her great-granddaughters, Lyla Jane and Tenley May Stuurmans.
The family had a private memorial on January 16th. The family would like to offer their blessings and thanks to all those that were able to share in Jane's life.
Aaron B. Waag, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on November 10, 1982 in Bremerton, Washington to John and Teresa Waag . He was 28 years of age. Aaron graduated from the Academy Northwest.
He worked for eleven years in tree service and climbing, currently with Waag tree service. He enjoyed supporting the Boy Scouts of America and other charitable needs in the community. Aaron was passionate about life, family and his friends. He loved his wife Ashley and daughter Abigail more than words can express. Aaron had a strong quiet faith that was proven in all of his relationships; he lived it out with each and every person he knew. He called his dad and brothers the best friends a guy could have and he would encourage everyone to just get along and be friends.
Aaron was an avid outdoorsman, more comfortable up a tree or in a boat than anywhere else. He loved to hunt and fish and hike with his family and his many best friends, you all know who you are. Aaron's love and passion lives on through all of us, let's celebrate Aaron's life and the wonderful memories we have.
He is survived by his wife Ashley Waag of Hansville, WA, daughter Abigail Waag of Hansville, WA, parents John and Teri Waag of Poulsbo, WA, brother Eric (Kat, Emma and Carter) of Hansville, WA, brother Chad (Katrina and Hayden) of Olalla, WA and grandmother's Josie Heins and and Edith Waag both of Poulsbo, WA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather's Vic Heins and John Waag, Sr.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Celebration of Aaron's life on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Washington. A shuttle service will be available from the casino. Memorial contributions can be made to: The Waag Family Donation Account at any Columbia Bank branch for Ashley and Abigail and her scholarship fund. Please share your memories by signing the online Guest Book for the family.
Arline R. Melhorn, long time resident of Bainbridge Island, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on August 1, 1922 and was 88 years of age. She was born in West Pittston, Pa. and came to the Island some 35 years ago. She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband Walter, brother Dan, and brother Evan. Her living relatives include, brother-in-law Russell Melhorn, nieces Sharon Kramer, & Carol Nicholson, and nephews Dan & Bill Nicholson.
Funeral arrangements were made by Cook Funeral Home, and family members would like to receive friends of Arline at her home on Thursday, February 17th, from 2-4pm.
Merle Patrick Hollenback, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on September 11, 1918 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Roy C. and Wilhelmina Hollenback. He was 92 years of age.
Pat enjoyed racing sailboats on Lake Michigan and later recreational sailing in the Puget Sound including around the San Juan Islands. He loved dancing and being useful to those in need of help. In 2001 Pat was awarded "Man of The Year" by the Sons of Norway in Poulsbo. His smile and twinkling eyes will be remembered by all that knew him and his shining example of outstanding character will live on through close friends and family.
He is survived by his children Merle James (Jim) Hollenback and Louise Hollenback Barbee of Suquamish, WA.There are 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers William R. and Charles Hollenback.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm at The Messenger House Care Center on Bainbridge Island. Memorial contributions can be made to The Kitsap Humane Society and VFW of Poulsbo, WA or The American Legion in Highland Park, IL. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Jack Kaylor Minor, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on May 25, 1927 in Everett, Washington to Ralph and Hazel Minor. He was 83 years of age.
Jack graduated from Snohomish High School in 1945; he was on the honor roll and a three year football letterman. Jack later attended the University of Washington. He worked with Ford as an automotive salesman, including owner of the Ford dealership in Monroe, WA - Minor Motors. Jack also developed computer applications for fleet sales in the state of Washington. He was a Veteran with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was also a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at the UW and the Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1961 he was the National Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Jack enjoyed gardening and farming, salmon fishing, crabbing, clamming, birding, bee keeping, lapidary and art projects such as painting, mosaics and woodcarving. He also liked to read, do math puzzles and brain teasers. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Jack loved nature and would rather be outside than anywhere else. We will remember him as gentle, patient, warm, and generous with his time and energy to help friends and family. Jack was liked by everyone who knew him. He was truly everyone's friend. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his brothers; R. Hugh Minor of Marysville, WA, Dean Minor of Tacoma, WA, Don Minor of Everett, WA, his first wife Barbara Minor of Freeland, WA, daughters; Shelley Minor of Bainbridge Island, WA, Anne Minor of Portland,Oregon, Leslie Minor of Sisters, OR, Candace Minor Kim of Oakland, California, son Jack Kaylor Minor, Jr. of Stanwood, WA, daughters Cynthia M. Hebert of Roslyn, WA and Susan Schanen of LaConner, WA and his son Adam C. Sullivan of Olympia, WA. There are 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Doris Minor and his second wife Jesse Minor.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Everett, 1616 Pacific Avenue in Everett,WA. Memorial contributions can be made to the N.O.A.H. Center (Northwest Center for Animal Help) of Stanwood, WA. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Steven Craig Hanberg, was taken home to his Savior the morning of January 3rd, 2011, as he stared deeply and lovingly into the eyes of his devoted bride, Teri. For those present, it was a stunning and powerful example of God’s infinite love and grace. An inspiration in death, Steven was also an inspiration in life.
Steven was born in Portland, Oregon on October 15th, 1956 to Theodore (Ted) and Mary Hanberg. He was the eldest of two daughters and four sons. They lived in Portland until he was five and in January 1961, the family moved to Caldwell, Idaho where Steven attended public schools.
Steven graduated from Caldwell High School in 1974 and began attending Boise State University. He also attended Multnomah School of the Bible for a year. In January of 1981, Steve packed up all his belongings and moved to The Dalles, Oregon to finish his bachelor’s degree at Judson Baptist College. Steven graduated from Judson in 1983, but not until asking nearly every girl on campus to marry him. After being refused by all others, one finally said “yes.” After dating for a time, Steven proposed for real and married Teri Lynn Pierce on August 18th, 1984 in Portland, Oregon.
After completing his bachelor’s degree, Steven wasn’t satisfied. He chose to continue in a Masters of Communications and Journalism program at the University of Portland. He and Teri moved into his grandfather’s house in Vancouver, Washington. In September of 1986, God brought the little miracle Nicole into their lives.
After completing his Masters degree in 1987, Steven joined the Luis Palau Ministries headquartered in Portland, Oregon. In April of 1989, Stuart was born and the family was complete. Steven was with the Luis Palau organization for nearly five years.
In October of 1992, Steven went to work for the Raymond Group headquartered on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The family moved to Bainbridge Island and the new adventure of “island life” began. In early 1996, Steven launched on the challenge of entrepreneurism by starting a company called Sound Solutions, which provided information technology support to area businesses. In 1999 Steven answered the call of a startup online travel company called Destinations.com and rode the “dot-com phenomenon until it went bust.
After moving to Bainbridge Island, Steven had more opportunities to pursue his passion for rescuing rusty old trucks. No matter how much dirt, mold, caked grease or rust the truck had, or how much of the original truck was missing, Steven could clearly see its potential. If the vision wasn’t a completed work, it was parts for a work in process. He had many works in process. If asked how many trucks Steven had, the inquirer was first required to swear a blood oath never to divulge that number to Teri.
In 2002, Steven was asked to return to a previous employer, but they had changed names and locations. The Raymond Group was now Masterworks and newly located in Poulsbo, Washington. Steven was made a Partner at Masterworks in 2007. Steven worked there until his leukemia diagnosis in 2009. The firm was extremely supportive of Steven through his illness and he was grateful.
Steven was also very committed to the body of believers at the Island Church. He selflessly served his church family in many capacities over the years. In the end, this love was returned hundredfold with endless support, prayer and love throughout Steven’s illness. Tears did not come easily for Steven, but the outpouring of love from his church family was overwhelming.
For those who would like to share in the celebration of Steven’s life, please join us on Sunday, January 9th, 4:00 pm at the Island Church, 9624 Sportsman Club Road on Bainbridge Island.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Steven’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (http://www.lls.org/). Island Church: View Map
Ann Elizabeth Rodman, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on February 15, 1949 in Eugene, Oregon to Roland and Mary Rodman. She was 61 years of age.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Seabold Community Hall on Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow at Doc's Marina Grill in Winslow. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Bernice Jean Tabafunda Williams, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born on June 3, 1948 in Seattle, Washington to Paul and Virginia Tabafunda. She was 62 years of age.
She attended Bainbridge High School and worked for 30 years in the Seafood processing industry. Bernice worked in the berry fields on the family farm picking strawberries and raspberries. She was the "fastest picker" in the family. Bernice was nominated for the Jefferson Award for five years of volunteer work at St. Vincent DePaul.
She enjoyed cooking and bringing lunches to her son, sisters and brothers. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and dancing. Bernice's smiles and laughter were contagious.
She is survived by her son Cliff Tabafunda of Kent,WA grandchildren; Jacob and Justine Tabafunda also of Kent, WA, her partner Muliata (Napa) Iauluaio, siblings; Barbara June Schaeffer and Pat Flores of Suquamish, WA, Carmen Voorhees and Marci Tabafunda of Bainbridge Island, WA, Elina Tageant of Chilliwack, B.C., and Randy and Gene Tabafunda of Bainbridge Island, WA., God Children Lucy Schaeffer and Viola Wilson. She also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends considered family. Bernice was preceded in death by her son William "Billy" Joseph Tabafunda, father Paul Tabafunda, mother Virginia Tabafunda, brother Florentino Tabafunda, brother Domingo Tabafunda, nephew Antonio Abrahamson and niece Sarita Flores.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 5-7 pm with the Recitation of Rosary at 7 pm at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island, WA. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10 am at the church. A reception will follow at the church's Conger Hall.
Please sign the online Guest Book for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Dorothy M. Ekern, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was 92 years of age.
Dorothy was the youngest of 5 children born to homesteaders William & Carolyn Clark in Howe, Idaho near Lost River, on June 16, 1918. At the age of 6, their family moved to Blackfoot, Idaho where she grew up. After high school she traveled to Salt Lake City, attended Wasatch Academy and received a degree in Business.
While visiting her sister (Ruth and Victor Jones) on a Seattle vacation in 1942 she was introduced to a young state patrolman who completely captured her heart. After a whirlwind romance, she returned to her Pocatello job to give her 2 weeks notice, packed up all her belongings, and boarded a bus back to Seattle to marry the very charming, tall, handsome and talented Bainbridge Islander, A. Kermit Ekern. They were married 55 years living in various parts of Washington state as Kerm continued his career with the State Patrol always dreaming of someday returning to Bainbridge Island which they did in 1977.
Dorothy was a school secretary while in Tumwater and Vancouver and worked at the state capital as Representative Al Bauer's secretary while in Olympia but her true calling was as a loving wife, homemaker and mother. After their retirement, Kerm & Dorothy created their final home by remodeling Uncle Oscar's little cabin off Sunrise Drive where the berries, clams and wildlife abounded, sunrises were spectacular and the view of Seattle, the Cascades and Puget Sound never ceased to amaze them. She was appreciated for her indomitable spirit, stout hearted in her faith, blessed with wisdom, loved helping people, cooked like a gourmet, sewed like a designer, laughed infectiously, prayed incessantly, danced like the Norwegian she wasn't, and unabashedly loved her children and grandchildren.
Dorothy and Kerm enjoyed traveling, especially to Turkey and Russia but their favorite part was always coming home. She might have slowed down a little after Kerm died in 1997, but was still the Fastest Kisser in the West to those grandbabies! We all laughed at how much she loved her last trip to Canada - she truly appreciated beauty and had a terrifically great life.
She leaves 3 enriched and grateful children: Carolyn (Don Bonker) of Arlington VA, Kristin of Bainbridge, and Kermit (Lynnea Peters) of Ballard, 6 grandchildren (Linsey Budden, Seattle; Deanna Smith, Poulsbo; Carmen Jones, Bainbridge; Dawn Bonker, Queen Anne/Seattle; Jonathan Bonker, Bangladesh; and little Andrew Ekern, 7 of Ballard); and 3 great grandchildren (Darrin Smith, Poulsbo and infant twins Sophia and Isabel Jones of Bainbridge).
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm, Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
George Gregory Buchmeier, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2010 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on March 3, 1947 in San Rafael, California to George and Mary Buchmeier. He was 63 years of age.
He graduated from Sammamish High School in Bellevue,WA. George sold beer at the King Dome, Safeco Field and Key Arena. He was an Eagle Scout and was a gifted artist and collector of fine things.
George is survived by his mother Mary Margaret Buchmeier of Issaquah, WA, siblings; John Peter Buchmeier of Loveland, Colorado, Robert Pierce Buchmeier of Oxen Hill, MD, Margaret Eleanor Sabota of Camino Island, WA, and Karl Joseph Buchmeier of Bainbridge Island, WA. He also leaves behind his sister in laws Pamela Kae and Jennifer Buchmeier, nephew C Tyson Buchmeier of Bainbridge Island, WA and nieces Megan Elizabeth Buchmeier of Mt. Vernon, WA, Ashley Rose Dimas of San Ramon, WA, Kayla Nicole Buchmeier of Bainbridge Island, WA and Rachel Buchmeier of Loveland, CO. George was preceded in death by his father George Thomas Buchmeier and his wife Donna Buchmeier.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church 1121 228th Avenue Southeast in Sammamish, WA. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Betty Smull Campbell Jones, lived in the home she shared with her husband on Bainbridge Island, WA to the proud age of 91. She died at home in her sleep on Christmas morning, 2010.
Betty was born in Yakima, WA on September 25,1919 to Harold and Cecile Smull. Her grandparents were Yakima area pioneers and her family is well represented in the Yakima Valley Museum. Her mother was one of 4 strong-willed sisters who were a close-knit family that helped raise and care for each other's children and remained very close throughout their lives. Betty attended local schools and graduated from Yakima High mid-semester 1936. She finished out the school year at Yakima's Thoma Business College. Her best friend during her growing up years was her 1st cousin "Toots" Rowe and they remained close throughout their lives.
The youngest of her 3 sisters was her Aunt Ted (very few people knew that her real name was Theodora!) It was this favorite aunt who convinced Betty to move to Walla Walla and attend Whitman College. The immediate problem was the expense of attending college away from home. Living up to her family's tradition of independent women, she didn't even consider asking her parents for financial help; instead she consulted the "Help Wanted" section of the local newspaper, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. Soon after, there appeared an ad for a teletype setter at the newspaper. Who knew what a teletype setter was, but she know it involved typing and thanks to Thoma College, that was one of her skills. She applied for and was selected for the position. She never applied for another job in her life. That single job application turned into a 33-year newspaper that was "personally satisfying, financially rewarding and always a pleasant and stimulating environment". It also made Whitman College a reality.
She met her future husband, Walla Walla native Fred Campbell, at Whitman. They married on Sept 14,1941, not long before WWII started for America on December 7,1941. Fred was already trained as a small aircraft pilot through a program at Whitman. He was recruited into a "Service Pilot" category in the Army Air Force and soon earned 2nd Lieutenant rank. Betty was able to follow him to several base assignments, including Sacramento, CA, Merced, CA (where their first son was born) and Roswell, NM Upon discharge, they returned to Walla Walla where Fred used his flying skills to start his own crop dusting business.
Betty returned to her position at the Walla Walla Union Bulletin where she remained until her retirement in 1985. During those 33 years, she learned newer and newer printing technologies as digital production processes, computers and offset presses replaced the hot metal linotype and typesetter jobs. The Seattle Times purchased the Union Bulletin in 1971, which was good news for Betty and family because, for the first time, health insurance and a pension were available.
Betty and Fred had 3 sons. Jeff Campbell now in Sutler Creek, CA, John Campbell now in San Antonio, TX and Tim Campbell now in Auburn, WA. During those years, Betty was also president of the Republican Women of Walla Walla, a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a member of the Delta Gamma Alumni chapter, Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington and a perennial officer in her children's PTA.
Fred passed away in September, 1990. On June 29,1991 Betty married an old friend and one-time Walla Walla next-door neighbor, Leland Jones. Lee was semi-retired and living on Bainbridge Island after a rewarding career with the Army Corps of Engineers and with the Seattle engineering firm. Shannon & Wilson. Betty sold her Walla Walla home and moved to Bainbridge where Lee and Betty lived. They both enjoyed traveling and had nearly 20 years together to make many memorable trips and cruises throughout the world. Lee was also an avid and skilled sailor and had built a 35-ft. Jason sailboat that they used to sail and explore the San Juans. When they disappeared on these long sailing trips into the vastness of Puget Sound with "captain" Lee in his mid 80's and "First Mate" Betty, a not-much-younger novice sailor, the family worried if they would actually reappear. They always did, along with hair-raising stories of their adventures!
Betty was a proud member of P.E.O. International. Friendship is a cornerstone of the sisterhood and Betty had many close "sisters" both in Walla Walla and on Bainbridge Island. She was a good bridge player and, along with Fred and sons Jeff and John had the requisite number that is required for the game. Many family hours were spend around a bridge table—with occasion breaks for meals and other annoying interruptions.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband Fred, her husband Lee, her brother Robert Smull, her Aunt Ted and her cousin "Toots" Rowe.
She is survived by her 3 sons, her stepchildren Alan Jones and Marcia Washburn and their spouses, all of Bainbridge Island, her sister-in-law Marilyn Smull of Chicago and her beloved cousins Robin Spaan (Orange City, IA) and Denise Campbell (Yakima, WA).
Family and friends are respectfully invited to an open house at the family home on Saturday, January 1,2011 from 2 until 5 PM. The address is 10225 Manitou Beach Drive, Bainbridge Island. Betty will be buried next to her husband Lee at Kane Cemetery on Bainbridge Island. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Kitsap County. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Keith R. Swinger, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2010 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington after a car accident. He was a resident of Montana. Memorial Services will be held in Montana and will be updated here. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.
Louis Garnet Mabe, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born in Port Townsend Washington on September 9, 1933 to Garnet and Hazel Mabe. He was 77 years of age and a resident of Suquamish, Washington.
Louis retired from the U.S. Government - Keyport Torpedo Station. He was a Veteran and was a member of the Suquamish Veterans and Suquamish Elders. Lewie was so loved by many and will be missed without measure.
He is survived by his wife Sandra V. Mabe, children; James, Michael and Violet Mabe, Peggy Mabe Snow, Marcus Mabe and Lois Mabe Sullivan. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and his brother Thomas N. Mabe. Louis was preceded in death by his son Michael Mabe.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation's on Saturday and Sunday, January 1st & 2nd from 4-7 pm at Cook Family Funeral Home, 163 Wyatt Way NE on Bainbridge Island. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Peters Catholic Church in Suquamish, WA. Interment will take place at the Suquamish Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow the burial at the Suquamish Community House. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Barbara Estelle Glore, Barbara Estelle Glore of Bainbridge Island, WA was born on September 16, 1926 in New York City. She passed away peacefully on December 22, 2010 of congestive heart failure at Hospice of Kitsap County in Bremerton, WA. She was 84 years old.
Bobbie was devoted to her family and to a life of learning, exploration and service. She loved to travel but she also dearly loved her home. In addition to much of the U.S., she also traveled across the globe, having visited dozens of countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.
When at home, she was continually indulging her love of architecture, interior design, gardening and landscaping. She is survived by her younger sister, Susan Enid Estelle, who still lives in New York, and by her three children, Sandra Fairbank of Santa Rosa,Ca., Livingston (Tad) Fairbank of Bainbridge Island, and Anthony(Tony)Fairbank, also of Bainbridge Island. She has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bobbie attended Greenvalle School of Long Island and Principia School in St. Louis, and later in life attended Loyola University in Chicago. She married Livingston Fairbank, Jr. in 1948, and moved to Lake Forest, Illinois. In 1960 she married Charles Foster Glore, Jr., also of Lake Forest, and lived there until his death in 1976. A few years later she moved to downtown Chicago, where she enjoyed Chicago's rich urban life of theater, art museums, book clubs, church groups and various charitable organizations.
She served on the board of the Lyric Opera and WITS (Working In The Schools),and became a deacon at Chicago's First Presbyterian Church. One of her fondest achievements was the creation of an art therapy program (Insight Through Art)for young children in Chicago's inner city schools. In 2001, Bobbie moved to Bainbridge Island and soon made a home in her waterfront condominium on South Beach Drive, where she made many friends who were essential to her care and joy down to her very last days.
Her life on Bainbridge was filled with art tours (especially Bainbridge in Bloom), book club, gardening, travel, and many memorable years with her friends and family (including her two cats).
Bobbie will be greatly missed. Remembrance cards may be sent to P.O. Box 10419, Bainbridge Island, WA. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to: Hospice of Kitsap County, Paws of Bainbridge Island or the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIVFFA). Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Howard W. Hanners, Howard W. Hanners, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2010 at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on June 8, 1931 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He was 79 years of age.
Howard was a Harvard Scholar and was successful in business. He was a 30 year plus Rotarian, skier, sailor and instructor with P.M.Y.C.. Howard and his wife Jean lived on Bainbridge Island for 30 years. His life style enabled him extended sailboat, annual ski vacations and cross country R.V. trips.
He was a loving husband, brother, father of son's Steve and John and special grandfather to Angela, Crystal, J.D. and Jessica. He had a life that was well lived.
In lieu of flowers, please give to the Helpline House, 282 Knectel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 or www.helplinehouse.orge. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.
Daniel Robert Monk, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at home.
Dan was born in Seattle on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1970 and resided his entire life on Bainbridge Island. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1989. In 1993 he received a B.A. in English from the University of Puget Sound and was accepted into Phi Beta Kappa. Immediately, he went to work in his father’s Naval Architecture firm doing 3-D modeling where he rapidly became invaluable and spent the next 15 years creating rendering quality structure. Dan was an early adopter of the computer and it was a vibrant, accurate tool in his hands whether he was designing or writing.
Writing was his avocation and true love. He wrote poetry, short stories, and even completed a novel. Dan was a founding member of the SFWC, the Speculative Fiction Writing Cooperative, based at the Eagle Harbor Book Store, and that community became an important part of his life. He read as voraciously as he wrote, with a special interest in science and nature. Though science fiction was a special genre to him, he read fiction and non-fiction alike. The only strict criteria were that the book was well written and intelligent.
Dan treasured his friends, sharing their adventures, hobbies, and lives. He loved chatting, bad puns, and the play of words. He was keenly aware of nature and beauty around him..and oblivious to the trivia that often seems so important.
Dan is survived by his parents, Ed and Dora Monk , Bainbridge Island, and sister Monica Monk (Dan Montgomery), Allyn, WA.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, WA. [Directions]. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Bainbridge Public Library, Helpline House, or your own favorite charity.
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