Northwest NEWS

April 8, 2002


Obituary: Adah Caroline Gamble

Adah Gamble, age 82, died April 3 at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center, Olympia. She was born Sept. 10, 1919, at Fort Casey, Coupeville, to Edward Adam Frank Kottke and Katherine Rose Lange Kottke. At the age of three, Adah traveled to the Philippines with her grandfather. She returned to the Northwest three years later and attended Coupeville schools completing the 11th grade.
   Adah was married to Eugene Edward Gamble on Dec. 31, 1936. They spent most of their married lives in the Seattle area, including 30 years in Woodinville. Mr. Gamble died in 1988 and Mrs. Gamble recently moved to Olympia to be near her daughter. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Lacey and a long time member of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital Guild of Woodinville. She loved to quilt, crochet, sew and do craft work. Over the years she created many beautiful handmade items for Children's Hospital.
   Mrs. Gamble is survived by 12 children: LeRoy Gamble (Patricia) of Woodinville, Darrell Gamble of Woodinville, Fleeda Newcombe (Gary) of Seattle, Adah Harn (Thomas) of Olympia, John Richard Gamble (Juanita) of El Sobrante, Calif., William Norman Gamble (Janet) of Manteca, Calif., Mary K. Hunt of Bellevue, Steven L. Gamble (Nancy) of Fall City, Marsha Holbrook (Bob) of Woodinville, and Gary Gamble (Cindy) of Bow; two sisters, Charlotte Hulin of Spokane and Eva Ramsey of Thompson Falls, Mont.; one brother, Edward Richard Kottke of Aitkin, Mass.; and 27 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
   A Funeral Mass was celebrated April 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Coupeville. Rites of Committal followed at Sunnyside Cemetery. A reception for family and friends was held at the parish hall.