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STACY JO (LINDGREN) RAPP

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick

STACY JO (LINDGREN) RAPP
May 25, 1958-
December 31, 2019

Stacy passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Providence Everett. Husband Russ and her immediate family, Marta, Kristy, Gary, Joseph and nephew John surrounded her in love.

Our hearts are broken to lose our Stacy, she burned bright and left us much too soon at age 61. She’ll forever live on in our hearts and minds.

Stacy was born May 25, 1958, in Whittier, Calif., to John and Marta (Sweet) Lindgren. She was their firstborn of three children and was the boss!

The family lived in La Habra, Calif., until moving to Yorba Linda in 1971. In 1974 the family relocated to the Somerset neighborhood in Bellevue, Wash. Stacy graduated from Newport High School in 1976 and went on to receive her B.A. in Business Administration from Western Washington University in 1980.

Stacy met her husband Russ later in life and immediately both knew they were meant for each other, within a few weeks they married on July 25, 2002.

Early in her career, she worked as a recruiting manager with Robert Half and an account executive with Experian. Stacy had worked for 17 years as s Senior Personal Banker with Banner Bank; short stints in Belltown and Bothell eventually lead her to the Woodinville Branch where her clients adored her.

Stacy recently left Banner to pursue a new career as a Retail Relationship Manager with First Financial Northwest Bank, a business she held in high regard for the employees she had met through the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce events. She volunteered quite regularly at local events and this past June, Stacy had a wonderful experience traveling to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch in Missouri (for abused and at-risk youth) where she spent a week of volunteer service.

Stacy loved walking her dogs, annual trips to Hawaii, spending holidays with her family, and attending church. Mostly she cherished her time at home with Russ and their fur babies: cooking, decorating, reading and watching movies. She loved her movies and kept us laughing with her ability to quote key lines from hundreds of films.

Stacy held a soft spot in her heart for animals. She and Russ’s place was a sanctuary for abandoned cats and dogs that would mysteriously turn up in their yard, and happily find a new life in their loving home.

Stacy was preceded in death by her father, John C. Lindgren. She is survived by her husband Russell Rapp along with her mother Marta, brother Gary, sister Kristy (Joseph) and nephew John. Mother in law Loretta, brother in law Ken (Diane) nephew Michael, sister in law Judith (Jeff) nephew Jason and niece Josephine.

A memorial service and reception to celebrate Stacy’s life will be held at Bothell United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 15. Service: 1 p.m. Reception: 2:00-4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local pet rescue shelter.

 

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