Patrick James Koeplin

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Patrick James Koeplin
11.06.1951 - 01.28.2019
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The one, the only, the best.
It’s no stretch to say that this man was one of the finest men that God has ever created.  A loving husband of forty-five years, adoring father to five, proud Grampa to thirteen, and beloved friend and mentor to so so many.  Not even twenty-two months of brain cancer (Glioblastoma) could steal his joy, faith, and love of life.  Well done, good and faithful servant… you’re finally home.  Rest in peace, sweet Dad.
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Ida May Brown

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Ida May Brown
Ida May Brown passed away peacefully Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the age of 92.  She was born May 10, 1926, to Gus and Fay Erickson.  Siblings Alfred, Wilfred, Roberta and Ida May grew up on Cottage Lake. They attended Woodinville and Bothell schools and Woodinville Methodist Church.  Logging, raising chickens, and working in their park occupied the early days, and Rogers relatives lived nearby.  The close families had a lot of fun together.
Ida May married Stephen (Bus) Brown August 25, 1945.  They settled in Woodinville in an old house with a great old barn. Ida May lived her faith, honoring God in her words and actions.  She was faithful, loving, honest, kind, and generous.   Two children, four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren were blessed to know her.  She loved these families and appreciated every visit.  After living in Woodinville all their lives, moving to Oak Harbor in 2015 was difficult for Bus and Ida May but good in many ways.
In August 2015, Bus and Ida May celebrated their 70th anniversary in Woodinville.  Bus passed away October 10, 2017.  Both Bus and Ida May were given great care by Dr. Roof and at Regency on Whidbey.  Kristie, Kathleen, Martin, Alicia, and all the caregivers were understanding, loving, and patient.  The family is deeply grateful to Hospice, too, especially Luka, Joyce, and Carla for their love and care.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who visited, called, sent cards, and cared for them.
Ida May is survived by daughter Gail Stewart (Rick) in Oak Harbor; son Eric Brown in Bellingham; grandchildren Jake (Tanya) Stewart with Connor, Cassidy and Cole of Kamas, UT; Matthew (Zena) Brown with Ellie and Jack in Allentown, PA; Kelly (Kelly) Stewart with Cori, Juliana, and Toby in Pullman, WA; Lisa (Eric) Sieberson with Audrey and Maya in Seattle, WA.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 2, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Woodinville Community Church, 17110 140th Ave. NE, Woodinville.  Donations may be sent to Whidbey Hospice and Children’s Orthopedic Hospital.

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