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Lucy Sloan

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Lucy passed away on December 30, 2018 in Bothell, WA at the age of 98.  She was born in 1920 in Hope, Arkansas to Harry Plummer and Margaret Wilson.  When she was young, she and her mother moved from Hope, Arkansas to Dallas, Texas to be near her grandparents.  In 1946, Lucy moved to Seattle from Dallas, to marry Jack Sloan (1918 – 1986), her husband of 40 years.  She lived in Seattle (Greenwood and Ballard) for 61 years until 2007 when she
moved to Brittany Park in Woodinville to live closer to her daughter.
 
She enjoyed gardening, socializing with friends, outings with her daughter and travelling.  For many years she travelled frequently, visiting a variety of places including Norway, England, Spain and Morocco.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Gay (Steve). 
 
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2pm, January 26, 2018, at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Medic One Foundation, 11747 NE 1st ST, Suite 310, Bellevue, WA 98005.   

John Andrew Reed III

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John Andrew Reed III was born on July 21, 1934 in Germantown, PA. After his family broke up at age 10, he lived with relatives in Cape May County, NJ and left “home” with one bag on his last day of high school.
 
He was soon drafted into the U.S. Army, repairing helicopters during the Korean War. Subsequently, he worked and self-studied to become a Chief Engineer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, running mostly large cargo vessels throughout
 
the world, visiting over 100 countries, and living a fabled life of “high seas adventure”.
 
His “high seas romance” came in 1975, when, while running a cruise ship circumnavigating South America, he fell in love with one of his passengers, Jan Reich. They married the following year and moved to Woodinville, WA, where
they lived for 33 years and raised two sons: John Andrew IV “Drew” and Mark. Drew became a two-time WA State champion kickboxer and a U.S. Navy intelligence officer and security manager. Mark earned four degrees from MIT and became a nuclear engineering research scientist.
 
John retired young in the early 1990s and enjoyed two more decades of good health and “high mountain adventure” – exploring rivers, lakes, ghost towns, and mines in the Cascade Mountains with his sons and even alone. John and Jan moved to Yakima, WA in 2009. John stopped hiking alone at age 75 and slowly faded away with Alzheimer’s disease, remaining happy and content at home with Jan through his last day. He passed peacefully while asleep on December 27, 2018.
 
Raised Catholic but not active in faith during his young adulthood, John met Christ and was baptized in the 1980s. John and Jan attended First Baptist Church in Bothell, WA and West Side Church in Yakima.
 
John is an example of how someone raised in a dysfunctional environment with meager resources can rise up to have a great family and career. The circumstances of your birth need not define your life.
 
John is survived by his wife Jan, sisters Betty Bigalbal and Pat Camacho, sons John Andrew IV “Drew” (Sarah) and Mark, and grandchildren John Andrew V and Hannah.

Kristine Anne Jensen

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Kristine Anne Jensen, 47, of Normandy Park, Washington finally found peace on November 23, 2018 at home.

Kristine was born October 21, 1971, in Burien, Washington, to Loran Jensen and Karen (Jensen) Johnson. She graduated from Woodinville High School in 1990, and was preceded in death by her father Loran; grandparents, Elmer and Ellen Jensen and grandparents, Ross and Isabel Halterman.

Kristine’s life revolved around her cat, “Tigger” (a/k/a “Chicken Butt”) and she was a lover of all things “furry.” Kristine had a generous heart.  In her early adult years she was a compassionate caregiver for vulnerable adults and the elderly. She enjoyed listening to their life stories and ensuring that they were not alone. Recently a friend shared with us that Kristine often purchased and delivered food to the homeless.  

Kristine is survived by her mother, Karen Johnson;  daughter, Emily Anne Marie Harrington; Emily’s adoptive mother,  Jeanne Persoon; stepfather, Hal Johnson; stepmother, Susan Jensen; sisters, Kim (George) McDonald and Joelle (Mike) Spell; step-sister Mary (Steve) Solomon; nephews, Jon McDonald, Tyler Johnson, and Bryce Solomon; nieces, Michele McDonald, Amy Johnson, Grace Spell, Emma Spell; close family friends, Jan and George Wilson.
Kristine Anne Jensen, is loved and will be dearly missed by all. As we try to move forward without a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and friend , we pray for peace, for all of us and especially for those that struggle with depression and mental illness.

If you suffer from depression, feel alone or are thinking of suicide please reach out. You are loved and not alone. 
National Suicide Hotline:  Call 1-800-273-8255

Steven Frank Hummer

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A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” --Boy Scout Law
 
Steven Frank Hummer spent his life living by these words and values. He peacefully passed away on November 30, 2018, of Alzheimer's Disease and symptoms of Parkinson’s, in Meridian, Idaho, surrounded by his family. A lifetime active Scouter, Steve was an Eagle Scout, and he received, among other awards, the Silver Beaver and the National Veteran’s Award for 65 Years of Scouting. He helped countless young men, including his sons and grandsons, achieve their Eagle Scout award. He served in many Scouting positions, and his favorite was Scoutmaster.
 
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David Loran Shipway

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David was born January 2, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Loran and Eva Mae “Mickey” Shipway. He reached eternal cruising altitude November 4, 2018, in Kirkland, Washington. He is survived by Linda, his  daughters Dawn (Michael), Heather (Dave), and Rebekka (Greco), his first granddaughter Maya, his second granddaughter, Stella Mae (due in January), and his sister Lynda. He was first a Packers fan, then a Seahawks fan, a Mariners fan, and an inaugural season-ticket holder for the MLS Sounders,.
David and his family moved to Roseburg, Oregon, in 1948, resided for a short time in Burien, Washington, and then settled down on Hollywood Hill in Woodinville in November of 1951. He attended Woodinville School, Anderson School (for one year) and Bothell High (receiving a diploma in 1961). David went from being a Cougar to being a Husky, graduating from the University of Washington in 1967 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
 
David met Linda Presser at Anderson School in 1957 and they were married on August 14, 1964. 
 
He  was still a student at the University of Washington when he started working at Boeing (1965), retiring in 2001. While at Boeing, he was one of the “Incredibles,” working on 747 avionics.  In 1978, 1979, and 1980, he assisted in the construction of Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, designing and installing fire-control systems and reader-board signs.
 
His 36-year Boeing career was overlapped by his 30-plus-year avocation as a youth-softball and youth-soccer coach and he was president of the Northshore Youth Soccer Association for 13 years. David was named “Coach of the Year” and “Administrator of the Year” by the Washington State Youth Soccer Association and spent the last third of his coaching career at Cedar Park Christian High School.
 
He was known by many titles and nicknames (“Opa,” “Papa Dave,” “Coach Dave,”). Somewhere up there in Heaven, he’s probably also having Dim Sum with his “brother” Nelson Seto, listening to his mother sing, and talking to Erwin Schrödinger about his cat.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Washington Cathedral at 12300 Redmond-Woodinville Road NE in Redmond on December 15th at 1:30.
 
David’s family would like to t   hank the staff at Evergreen Hospital, Madison House, and Evergreen Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a donation in David’s name to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.