Mar 21, 1965 - Nov 27, 2023
Apr 06, 1937 - Feb 02, 2024
Jerry Alameda, devoted father, adoring grandfather, faithful friend, and loving companion left us on February 2, 2024, to reunite with his beloved wife of 60 years, Elsie, who proceeded him in passing. He is survived by his 4 Children - Gerald (Leona), Kenneth (Mellody ~RIP), James (Tamera), Charlene (Joe Gray), 10 Grandchildren - Christina, James, Stephanie, Anthony, Kenny, Sarah, Andreah, Brianna, Cameron, and Lindsey and 10 Great-Grandchildren - Vanessa, Richie, James, Edward, Lydia, Araliegh, Mikey, Krissy, Austin, and Ayden. As well as his loving companion Sally Sipai. Jerry will be remembered as a great storyteller and an attentive listener. He was often the first to arrive at a gathering and the last to leave, he really enjoyed being the life of the party and could always find the most comfortable chair in your home. In his life he had passion and great pride in his family, faith, Naval career, and his sobriety. Born and raised in Oakland California suburbs, Jerry was the youngest of 3 children (brother Clyde and sister Lorraine) to parents Anthony and Ophelia Alameda. Jerry attended El Cerrito Schools, graduating from El Cerrito High School in 1955. The summer after graduation Jerry joined the Navy. During a brief station in Bremerton Jerry agreed to a blind date with Miss Elsie Hall who was visiting her brother Edmund, a shipmate and friend of Jerry’s. As fate would have it, Jerry and Elsie would marry in 1958. The couple called many places home, relocating often during Jerry’s Naval career. Of all their travels the couple spent significant time living on Naval Station Treasure Island, which was conveniently close to family, and a blessed advantage while raising their 4 children. To this day the relationships with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins established in those years are cherished. In his career Jerry took distinct pride of his multiple tours in Vietnam. Post war and his career nearing end Jerry was relocated to Bangor Washington, where he would finally retire as Chief in 1982. Jerry and Elsie would call Bremerton home for the remainder of their 60 years together, exactly where they started on that blind date decades ago. Jerry’s retirement years kept him busy. As a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the Knights of Columbus, you would often find Jerry in the parish kitchen, on his chair tending to his contribution for the evening’s dinner. He coached many softball teams, if you were on his team – you probably called him Pops. He was active with AA, always there when needed and never judged as he believed in every individual. We will all miss Jerry’s sincere laugh, big hugs, and vivaciousness. It will be just a little too quiet without him. Funeral Mass for Jerry Alameda to be held at Holy Trinity Parish Thursday March 7th 12:30 Rosary, 1:00 Mass, 2:00 Reception.
Betty Jean Olsen
Oct 27, 1937 - Feb 15, 2024
Betty Jean Olsen, beloved mother and dedicated secretary, peacefully passed away on February 15, 2024, in Bremerton, WA, at the age of 86. Born on October 27, 1937, Betty's life was marked by warmth, kindness, and unwavering devotion to her family. Throughout her career as a secretary, Betty demonstrated remarkable efficiency and professionalism. Her commitment to her work was matched only by her love for her family, for whom she was a pillar of strength and support. She leaves behind cherished memories that will be forever treasured by her loved ones.Additional information to be provided by the family shortly.Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA.
Oct 16, 1937 - Feb 05, 2024
Rose Freiboth gained her angel wings on Monday, February 5, surrounded by her family in Bremerton, Washington. Rose was 86 years. Rose’s life would seem too short for many, but those of us who were blessed to be touched by her understand that her existence and the imprint she left on our hearts exceed the quantity of time that Rose stayed here. Rose was talented and loving in many aspects of her life. Rose was a master of making sure everyone was fed, an avid fan of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and an amazing mom. When Rose wasn’t doing her plastic canvas or attending 4-H events, she could be found watching westerns and Dr. Pimple Popper. Not a day went by where Rose didn’t talk about how much her family meant to her – her family was arguably her most important achievement in life. She is survived by her loving husband, Marlyn Freiboth, children, Brenda Barrington (Kelsey), Malinda Ryan (Pat), and Rhonda Barrington (Max), 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, brothers Bud and Fran Schnell, numerous extended family, and countless friends. Rose was preceded in in death by her granddaughter, Ashley Barrington, her parents, Rosa and Harry Schnell, and sisters Ina Rasar and Jean Walker. Services will be held February 26, 2024 at Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park at 12pm, with a reception to follow at Brenda and Kelsey Barrington’s at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please consider making a contribution to Kitsap County 4-H, an organization Rose cared for. https://foundation.wsu.edu/give/?fund=e4030ac0-4e7d-4613-88f6-0459d11f0fd6&utm_source=kitsap-county-4-h-excellence-fund&utm_medium=wsu-link&utm_campaign=wsu-extension/4-h
Sheila Ann Hewitt (McClain)
Mar 03, 1972 - Feb 13, 2024
Sheila Ann Hewitt (McClain) of Bremerton, Washington was born on March 3, 1972, in Beeville, Texas to Ronald D. and Angelica McClain (Cantu). Sheila passed away on February 13, 2024, in Bremerton, Washington at the age of 51. Sheila attended AC Jones in Beeville, Texas as well as High School in Oak Harbor, Washington and went on to earn her GED in Washington State. Sheila was a “Jill of all trades” and enjoyed a variety of tasks, with no skill in any one, while she was able.Sheila, in her youth, attended Catholic churches and The Lord is my Shepherd Prayer was her belief and reliance during early years. She enjoyed Tap Dance School, did hand drawn art, wrote poems and song lyrics, played guitar and had an interest in various styles of music. She wrote some music of her own as well. Sheila also enjoyed pottery, gardening, camping, traveling, the rain and the sound which it made but lived for sunny days. She also lived for talks with family and friends. She loved animals, mostly cats, dogs, hummingbirds, jellyfish and wolves. She also loved nature, the outdoors and roses.Survivors include her parents Ronald and Angelica McClain, daughter Harmony Leger (Hewitt), sons Joshua Hewitt and Aidan Hewitt and sister Michelle.Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Washington.
Coley Webb Jr.
Apr 18, 1949 - Feb 11, 2024
Coley Webb Jr., age 74, of Bremerton, Washington passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Coley was born in Yakima, WA.
James (Jim) Francis Strachan
Nov 02, 1927 - Feb 08, 2024
James (Jim) Francis Strachan of Bremerton passed away peacefully on February 8 after a brief hospital stay. Jim was born in Los Angeles on November 2, 1927. He lived every day of his 96 years full of energy, dancing, golfing, fishing and happily working on yard and garden projects at his home and his much-loved lake cabin.Jim spent his early years in Los Angeles, moving to Bremerton with his family as a teenager. He graduated from Bremerton High School in 1945 and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. He completed his basic training in Fort Hood, Texas, and served in Japan during WWII reconstruction. Following his discharge, he returned to Bremerton where he attended Olympic Junior College and began his meat cutting career. He worked at Minder Meats, TB&M, H&E Meats, and owned his own meat market, Jim’s Meats, in Silverdale in the 1960’s. As he was beginning his career and honing his dance skills, he met Blanch Riddle at a local dance. They were married in 1953 and settled in Bremerton. Sons Jim and Doug soon followed. Jim and Blanch remained in Bremerton their entire lives, moving to the current family home near Kitsap Lake in 1966. Blanch preceded Jim in death in 2003.Jim leaves behind his beloved wife, Marlene Strachan. Jim and Marlene met while playing badminton at the Silverdale Senior Center in 2004. They enjoyed a long courtship, where Marlene played a pivotal role in rousing his spirits and bringing joy and purpose back to his life. They danced with Jim’s life-long circle of dance friends, took cruises and road trips, played cards, and spoiled grandchildren. They were married in 2008 and supported each other through good times and all the rough patches life threw at them. Jim embraced Marlene’s daughter Pam Obie, her grown children Phillip and Diane, and grandchildren Charlotte and Bryce, as his own.Jim was a hard worker who enjoyed all manner of outdoor projects. A relaxing day for him was to drive to his cabin near Belfair, do a little hedge pruning, spread a huge pile of bark, cut the grass, then toss his fishing line into the lake at the end of the dock. He was a playful and engaging father and grandfather. He mowed his neighbors’ lawns and maintained the grassy median on the cul-de-sac near his home. He was a generous man who shared whatever was needed with those who surrounded him. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. For most of his life, Jim was a man who loved sweet treats, Coca-Cola, ice cream, cookies, pies and cake. When anyone in the family tried eating more healthily, someone would remind them to notice Jim at age 70…80…90…who’d just come from McDonald’s with a hamburger, fries and a large vanilla shake.Jim is survived by his wife, Marlene, sons Jim (Mariann) of Whatcom County, and Doug, of Bremerton; grandchildren Tarah Strachan, Dan Strachan and Sara Cline (Gary); great grandchildren Bella and Hudson; his sister, Margaret Dues Williams (Jay), and sister-in-law Jennie Strachan, as well as beloved nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by Blanch, and his brother, John Strachan. Memorial donations can be made to Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Audubon Society, or a charity of choice.Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Washington.
Adriano T. Madayag
Oct 27, 1948 - Jan 28, 2024
Adriano T. Madayag, a beloved resident of Bremerton, WA, peacefully passed away on January 28, 2024. He was a devoted husband, cherished father, and esteemed navy veteran. Adriano's life was marked by his dedication to his family and his service to his country. After proudly serving in the Navy, he embarked on a career as an office manager, where he displayed professionalism, diligence, and leadership throughout his life. He will be remembered fondly for his unwavering love and support for his family, his strong work ethic, and his commitment to serving others. Adriano leaves behind a legacy of kindness, integrity, and resilience that will continue to inspire those who knew him.Additional information to be provided by the family shortly.Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA.
Myra E. Brochner
Sep 16, 1937 - Jan 21, 2024
Myra E. Brochner, 86, of Bremerton, WA, passed away at home on January 21, 2024. She was born September 16, 1937 in Bremerton where she was raised. Myra was a graduate of East Bremerton High School. In 1957, she married Perry Brochner in Manette. Myra worked for the Bremerton School District starting in 1967 in the lunch program, working at the Manette Elementary School, East High and Bremerton High. Myra retired in the 1980’s. She was a member of the Manette History Club, Bremerton Art Guild, and Danish Brotherhood of America Lodge 33. In her retirement, Myra travelled the US and Canada to participate with her husband in car shows. Myra’s memory will live on with her daughters, Nanette Nichols of Purdy, WA and Cheryl Helander of Poulsbo, WA; sisters, Aladene Harney of Poulsbo, WA and Ada Sue Calhoun of Centralia, WA; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. At Myra’s request no formal services will be held.
Dennis Duane Rickabaugh Jr
Jan 15, 1959 - Jan 21, 2024
With a spirit as vibrant as a perfectly struck chord, Dennis Duane Rickabaugh Jr, known for his playful sense of humor and a heart as big as his golf swing, took his final bow on the stage of life on January 21, 2024, at the age of 65. Born in Hamlin, Texas, on January 15, 1959, Dennis’ life was a symphony of love, laughter, and craftsmanship, which began with the loving guidance of his late father Dennis Sr. and his mother, Annette Kensmoe.Dennis’ life was a masterclass in humility and selflessness; he was a man who crafted more than just woodwork and landscapes---he built a legacy of joy and generosity. His humor was the glue in his lifelong duet with his bride, Debi, whom he serenaded with laughter, song, and love daily, and who was his biggest fan since their third-grade debut running after each other in the schoolyard.The Rickabaugh ensemble includes his son, Jesse; daughter Carly; daughter-in-law, Lyndsey; and his priceless grandchildren Carter, Cannen, Camdyn, and Coehyn, who all lovingly called him ‘Coach’. The family also includes his mother, Annette; brother, Ken (Kerri); brothers and sister-in-law, Rod, John and Kim; Rob and Sylvia, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who were his special joy. Dennis was preceded in death by his father Dennis and sister Julie Longstreet. From the playgrounds of Silverdale Elementary to the halls of Central Kitsap High School, Dennis’ life was a full one. He started his career at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and finished the 37 year performance at the Trident Refit Facility, Bangor, where he was more than just another face—it was his heart, his silent song.Dennis’ greatest love since the age of 13 was his Savior. A long time member at Silverdale United Methodist Church and later a member at Coram Deo Church in Bremerton. He loved sharing his musical gifts to glorify God. His faith was the rhythm that kept him moving to the beat of life’s blessings and challenges.Dennis was a maestro with a guitar, composing melodies and memories with every strum. He was a golfer who knew life was full of roughs and fairways, celebrating two hole-in-ones with the same humility as a bogey. His annual golf trips to Alta Lake were the high notes of his year, especially when shared with his son, Jesse, and his best friend, Terry. At home Dennis was a DIY master, always ready to tackle Debi’s latest project with a tool and a smile. And let’s not forget his canine sidekick, Flo, the Frenchie with the heart of a retriever and lungs of an accordion.A memorial service, more like a standing ovation, will be held on February 2, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Coram Deo Church, located at 5951 St Hwy 303 NE, Bremerton, WA 98311. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Trillium Women’s Center in Bremerton at https://donorbox.org/prs-donor-form. Dennis was blessed immensely as a volunteer mentor to young fathers-to-be at Trillium.The Tuell-McKee Funeral Home in Bremerton, WA is orchestrating the final arrangements.So let’s lift our hearts in remembrance of Dennis Duane Rickabaugh Jr., a man who lived life in tune with joy, and whose legacy will continue to resonate in the hearts he touched. Curtain call, Dennis---well done good and faithful servant and musician for Christ.
May 31, 1994 - Jan 15, 2024
Ethan Brookhart, a Medical Technician and resident of Bremerton, Washington died unexpectedly on January 15, 2024, at the age of 29.Ethan is survived by his parents Jim and Jennell (Hescht) Brookhart, sister Ashley Brookhart, his grandparents Beryl and Judy Hescht and a large family of Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents James and Irene Brookhart.Ethan was born in Bremerton, Washington at the Naval Hospital on May 31, 1994. He graduated from Central Kitsap High School in 2012. In 2013 he graduated from Everest College in Bremerton as a Medical Technician. He enjoyed his job at Digestive Disease & Endo Center in Silverdale, Washington until his death.In his off time, he loved playing video games and Warhammer 40K with his friends.He was a quiet gentle soul, always with a smile on his face.We will miss you and always carry your memory in our hearts.There will be a remembrance reception on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 12-2pm at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Washington.Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, Washington.