Jack James Lobdell

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Jack James Lobdell
September 14, 1927 - January 9, 2019
Beloved partner, father to four, grandfather friend to so many, and a man of so much love. Please join us for his memorial at the Monroe Community Senior Center on May 19th 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. There will be lots of photos, food, and a loving space to share your memories of him.

Charles S. “JAKE” Williams

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Charles S. “JAKE” Williams age 87, passed away Friday, April 26th, 2019 peacefully at his home in Snohomish, Washington.  He was born May 17, 1931 in Redmond, Washington.   A Logger, he grew up in the tall timber stands of Washington. He served in the US Army stationed in Germany, later returning to Redmond where he married the love of his life, Edith Cook. They were married 64 years. She survives him along with their four children:  Stan, Mike, Dan and Laura. Five Grandchildren: Lisa, Amy, Kyle, Sarah and Katie-Marie, a Greatgrandchild Sophia and Sons in law, Hud, Paul and Teagin.  Throughout his life he worked hard, loved good political banter and a stiff drink of whiskey and water while finishing his night with a song. 
A memorial to celebrate his life will be held May 7, 2:00 p.m. at Cedar Lawns Funeral home in Redmond Washington. 

Bernard “Bernie” Edward Ackerman

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Bernard “Bernie” Edward Ackerman, long-time resident of Bothell, WA., passed away on April 2nd, 2019, at the age of 88.
A native of Cle Elum, Bernie was born on July 6th, 1930, to parents Henry and Anna Ackerman. After graduating from Cle Elum High School, Bernie earned his B.A. and M.A. in Music Education from Washington State University.
Bernie came to Bothell High School in 1955 where he would initially teach band, choir and music theory for eight years. He then continued conducting the BHS Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble for an additional 18 years until retiring in 1982. During his 27 years at BHS, his music groups consistently won regional, state, and national acclaim for excellence. During his tenure in the Northshore School District, Bernie also became the first district music coordinator for as many as 20 elementary and secondary schools, a position he would also hold until his retirement.
Some of the awards and honors Bernie received included The Distinguished Music Educator Award (NW Bandmasters Association), the Citation of Excellence (National Band Association), and was selected for the inaugural class of inductees for both the WMEA Hall of Fame (1998) and the Bothell community’s Wall of Honor (2010).
Bernie selflessly served his profession by not only serving on the Washington Music Educators Association board from 1972-1980 but also served as president for WMEA from 1976-1978.
A respected mentor to hundreds of students, Bernie’s passion for his students and his profession was clearly evident when he would often reiterate, “I love teaching kids through music!”
Bernie was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy, and is survived by daughter, Anna, of Kirkland, WA.
Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell, Washington, will be handling the arrangements and you may leave comments on their website, The funeral will be held on Friday, May 10th at 11AM, at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 10049 NE 195th St., Bothell, 98011. A reception honoring the memory of Bernie and Dorothy will be held immediately following the service in the church narthex.

Walter (Buddy) Malcolm Johnson

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Walter (Buddy) Malcolm Johnson was born on April 19, 1932 in Washington State to Eleanor Louise and Maurice George Johnson.  Buddy was the grandson of Walter Ross Taylor and Gladys Taylor of Duvall, Washington.  Buddy passed away after a stroke on February 6, 2019 in Phoenix Arizona at the age of 86.  He graduated from Naselle High School in 1951 and joined the Navy.
Buddy served for four years and then returned to the Seattle area.  He worked for Boeing for 40 years and retired in 1995.  He married Mercedes (Mercy) Esquivel in 1961 and helped raise three children, Flora, Linnie and Sunny.  Mercy passed away in 1993.  Buddy married Kathryn Mary Joyce on October 10, 1997.  Buddy and Kathy moved to Cottonwood, Arizona in 2002 and enjoyed retirement together.  He will be missed by his wife, Kathy, his many cousins and other family members.
A military service is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Tahoma National Cemetery. 

John Nebinger

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John Nebinger
John Nebinger passed away on March 18th, 2019 at the age of 67. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. He is survived by his son, Paul Nebinger (Wife Corey), granddaughter, Maisie Nebinger, mother, Edna Nebinger and brother, Scott Nebinger.
John was the oldest son of Edna and Richard (deceased) and grew up in Walnut Creek, CA, although the Nebinger Family is originally from Pennsylvania. While in high school, John dreamed of playing for the NBA and was passionate about basketball. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Marketing.
John did some world traveling when he was young and lived in Japan for a short time where he learned conversational Japanese and cooking. Later on, he became an avid runner and completed 3 marathons. He liked sushi, fun coffee shops, family BBQ’s at home and an occasional cigar. John baked amazing homemade pies that were the highlight of Thanksgiving every year.
When his 2 sons were growing up, he often talked about how much he would have enjoyed teaching and coaching athletics, but he was firmly established in his career in industrial sales. While the children were growing up, the family hosted several Japanese exchange students who enjoyed talking to John in their own language. John had many accomplishments, but he was most proud of his boys, Paul and Bradley. He spent all of his free time with his sons, being the happiest in their company.
Tragically, Paul’s brother Brad passed away at the age of 24, due to a medication reaction that caused him to stop breathing. This sent the entire family into a long period of overwhelming sadness. But what none of us could have foreseen, is that the Lord would arrange a special joy for John in meeting his first grandchild shortly before his death.
John spent his last days surrounded by family and friends in the hospital and hospice where he was  prayed for and loved by all. He was very appreciative of the kindness expressed by people throughout his illness. His patience and gentleness will always be remembered. He left his home on earth for a greater adventure in Heaven with our Savior.