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Sherry Appleton

Oct 28, 1942 - Oct 19, 2023

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Poulsbo, WA

Sherry Vetterlein Appleton, age 80, of Poulsbo, Washington passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. menorahfuneralchapel. com for the Appleton family.

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Rolando Gonzales Magtaas

Mar 17, 1940 - Feb 25, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

Rolando Gonzales Magtaas, a cherished resident of Poulsbo, WA, departed from this world on February 25, 2024, in the embrace of his loved ones at his home. Rolando was born in the Philippines, where he began his journey before eventually becoming a proud member of the United States Navy. Following his military service, Rolando established himself as a successful business owner, contributing to the local community and economy. Beyond his professional endeavors, Rolando was known and loved as a devoted father and husband, his family being the center of his world. His kindness, strength, and unwavering support enriched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.Additional information to be provided by the family shortly.Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA. 

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Donald W. Wylie

Dec 12, 1927 - Jan 29, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

Donald W. Wylie, of Poulsbo, WA, passed away on January 29, 2024. Donald was a devoted husband to his late wife and a loving father to his children. Donald's passing leaves a impact in the hearts of his family and all who knew him, but his memory will continue to live on in the lives he touched. May he rest in peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.Additional information to be provided by the family shortly. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA. 

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David Black

Nov 03, 1940 - Feb 08, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

In Loving Memory of David BlackDavid, beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, mentor, and friend, departed from our lives February 8th 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family.David Black was born on November 3rd 1940 in Medford, Massachusetts. At a young age following the death of his father at sea while honorably serving in the US Navy during World War II, his mother moved David and his siblings to the family summer home in Scandia Washington. He worked as a commercial fisherman and boat broker before transitioning into a 34 year career with the Washington State Ferry system. His time in management at WSF made significant contributions to the ferry system, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and friends alike.Throughout his life, David touched the hearts of those around him with his unwavering compassion, generosity, and sense of humor, he never met a stranger. He was known for his love of downhill skiing, paddle boarding, singing in the choir, fishing and world travel. In his later years David volunteered building homes for Habitat for Humanity and set building at the Jewel Box theater in Poulsbo. David’s passion for sport also included being a member often first North Kitsap Little League baseball team, being a part of the “Chain Gang” at North Kitsap High School football games and supporting his beloved University of Washington Huskies football team. He also attended and supported his children and grandchildren in all of their sports and activities. David brought joy and inspiration to everyone he encountered. He always had a smile on his face.David is preceded in death by his father,Hugh David Black, mother, Frances Frykholm Black, and brother John Dennis Black. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Judy Mortvedt Black, sons Hugh David Black and Chris Black of Poulsbo, WA. Daughter Jennifer Black Miller spouse Mitch Miller of Poulsbo,WA and daughter Sara Black and partner Brian Robinson of Trukee, CA. Sister Barbara Dohrn of Bothell, WA. Grandchildren Jacob Hausdorf, Jessica Hausdorf, and Paisley Black. They will forever cherish the memories of his love,guidance, and the countless special moments shared together. He is also remembered by a wide circle of extended family members, friends and colleagues.The Black family extend their deepest gratitude to all those who have expressed condolences and offered support during this difficult time.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association a cause that was close to David’s heart or a charity of your choice.David’s departure leaves a void that can never be filled, but the memories of his love and the impact he had on the lives of others will endure forever. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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Glenn Frederick de la Motte

Jan 20, 1929 - Feb 01, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

Glenn Frederick de la Motte, age 95, of Poulsbo, Washington passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

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Don A. Green

May 02, 1931 - Jan 25, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

Don A. Green was welcomed into heaven on January 25, 2024. A devoted husband to Sue for 72 years, a father to 5 children, a friend to many, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, and a dedicated Christian, Don left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing him.Born on the family farm in Kent, Washington on May 2, 1931, Don was blessed with a love for the outdoors, whether casting a fly on a favorite river, traveling to parts around the world with Sue, or hiking in the Olympic National Forest. He became a master woodworker in retirement, loved hand building and flying radio-controlled aircraft, and fishing.As a pioneer in the world of fly-fishing, Don was not just an expert angler; he was a true innovator, pushing the boundaries of tradition bringing the joy of fly-fishing to countless. His legendary contributions to the sport will be remembered for generations to come, as he inspired enthusiasts to see fly-fishing not just as a hobby, but as an art form. He started his career as Grizzly Fiberglass in Auburn, Washington in 1954 with $6,000 from Sue’s family inheritance, in a building built by his father. Demand for his fiberglass rod blanks grew, leading to merging with Fenwick Fishing Rods in 1968. After 10 years, he parted ways with Fenwick to focus exclusively on creating graphite flyrods and forming Sage Flyrods in 1980. His methodical engineering approach to creative problem-solving conquered challenge after challenge, all in the pursuit of designing the finest flyrods in the world. He inspired those in the field to be the spokespeople for his work, many becoming some of the best in the world.Beyond his outdoor interests, Don was deeply committed to his faith. His involvement with Christ Memorial Church, now known as Gateway Fellowship, and alongside former Pastor Al Munger was significant. Don played a pivotal role in acquiring the property and during the construction of the church building. His steadfast commitment to his Christian values permeated every aspect of his life.Don’s legacy is not just one of achievement and innovation but also of love, kindness, and a life well-lived. He leaves behind his wife Clara (Sue) Green, Poulsbo, Washington; sister Lynn Breda, Kent, Washington; daughters Marta (Greg) Bright, Poulsbo, Washington, and Donna Green, Poulsbo, Washington; and sons Dana (Lisa) Green of Bradenton, Florida, and Paul (Patti) Green, Poulsbo, Washington; and was preceded in death by son, Mark Green. Don was beloved grandpa to Megan (Chris) Toomey, Seattle, Washington, Hilary (Matthew) Chalk, Centennial, Colorado, Kyle Green, Portage, Indiana, Erik (Samantha) Bright, Bothell, Washington, Joshua (Anna) Green, Shelton, Washington, Joseph (Lara) Green, Langley, Washington; and seven great grandchildren.The family will host a celebration of Don’s life with a memorial service at Gateway Fellowship Church in Poulsbo, Washington on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1:00pm.In place of traditional flowers, the family has requested that any monetary donations be given to Gateway Christian Schools in Poulsbo, Washington (www.gatewaychristianschools.org) or Kings Schools in Palm Springs, California (www.kingsschools.net).For those wishing to send a remembrance, please mail to 19689 7th Ave NE, #244, Poulsbo, Washington, 98370 in care of the Green Family.Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA.

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Kathy Morton

Apr 20, 1956 - Jan 17, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

??Kathy was born on April 20, 1956 to William and Jetty Morton in Hollywood, California.??Kathy was brave, intelligent, creative, artistic and productive. She was a lifelong learner, mastering anything she put her mind to. She was seldom seen without a “project” as she enjoyed the challenge of learning something new and using that for her many creations. Some of her projects turned into businesses such as Heirloom Quilts in Poulsbo which she founded and co-owned with her mother, Jetty. And her most recent business, River Indigo Flowers in Suquamish, which she founded and co-owned with her daughter, Laura, who continues to plant and grow in preparation for the new season. Family played a big role in her projects. Most notably is her design of Jetty’s house, which was built by her son, Alex. It was a house filled with family, love, and support until her death on January 17, 2024.Kathy also shined at formal education and the workplace. She graduated from North Kitsap High School with honors and the School of Architecture at the University of Washington. This led to positions such as Director of Housing for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and at Western Washington University as an Academic Advisor for Huxley College, Fairhaven College, and the Poulsbo campus.??Kathy was loved by two wonderful families.She was preceded in death by her father, William Morton, and her husband of 30 years, Dave Johnson and his grandchildren Sophie and Shaun.??She is survived by her mother, Jetty, and four brothers, Todd (Edye), Don (Hitomi), Glen (Lisa), John (Katie),?her first husband, Mike Saunders, and their children – Laura Tetrick (Dan), Alex Saunders (Sophie), and grandchildren, River, Indigo, Hank and Stella, and the children of her second husband, Dave Johnson – Brian, Erik, Adrienne, Jeanne along with eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews on both sides.??There will be a celebration of life later this year.

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George Spencer

May 30, 1939 - Jan 21, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

George Spencer, 84, of Poulsbo, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on January 21, 2024. George was born on May 30, 1939, to George F. Spencer and Dorothy (Grandy) Braun and grew up in Port Angeles, Washington where he graduated from high school in 1957 and met his beloved wife June (née Sands).George and June moved to Poulsbo to raise their family and George became a member of the Northwest Ironworkers Union Local 86 Seattle working on numerous construction projects in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. George will be best remembered for his sense of humor, his passion for gardening, his pride in being an Ironworker, but most of all his devotion to his family.Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers Ken Spencer, Gary Braun, Lloyd (Speedy) Spencer, and sisters Dorothea Homman, and Roberta Smith.George is survived by his loving wife June of 64 years. Sister Sylvia Steele. Sons Dan (Janice), and Donald (Shannon), grandson Matt Spencer and granddaughter Megan Spencer.Plans for a celebration of life will be announced soon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an Alzheimer's research organization.Arrangements entrusted to the Stone Chapel Poulsbo Mortuary in Poulsbo, Washington.

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Diane (Wing) Deardorff

Jun 07, 1951 - Jan 04, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

Diane (Wing) Deardorff was born in Bremerton on June 7, 1951 to Fred and Leona (Radovich) Wing of Tracyton and passed away on January 4, 2024. Diane was a lifelong resident of Tracyton and graduated from Central Kitsap High School in 1969. She married Jim Deardorff on July 28, 1973 at the Silverdale United Methodist Church and were married until Jim’s death in 2015. She spent her time raising their two children—Angela and Mike—and working as a medical clerk in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, where she retired in 2016. She enjoyed attending car shows with Jim and their 1970 Buick GS. She was also a lifelong animal lover and had many beloved family pets over the years. She never tired of watching the sun set behind the Olympic Mountains, spending summer evenings outside, and enjoying the natural beauty of Tracyton and the Kitsap Peninsula.Diane is survived by Angela (Matthew) Zeigenfuse; son, Mike Deardorff; brothers, Fred (Barbara) Wing and Gary (Melinda) Wing.Besides her husband Jim, Diane was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joan Simmons.The memorial date will be announced later this year. To honor her life, donations can be made to PAWS of Bremerton and the Tracyton Library.

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Dennis E. Lucas

Jul 23, 1947 - Jan 04, 2024

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Poulsbo, WA

Dennis E. Lucas, 76 years old of Poulsbo, WA, sadly left us on Jan 4, 2024 following a fight with CANCER. He was born to the late Victor Lucas Sr. and Cherre Wolter Lucas with one sibling, his late brother, Victor Lucas Jr. He is survived by his long time partner and a loving wife, Myrna Cruz Stacy Lucas. He has two children Paul M. Lucas and Nicole Lynn Lucas Alex. Dennis was in the US Navy, after his discharge from the armed forces, he went back to school. He graduated from Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, with an Associate Degree in Technical Art. He got a job at the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station in Keyport, Washington as ATE Maintenance and held a supervisory position. Dennis was blessed with loving, caring and very respective extended family and friends here in US as well as in the Philippines. To Dennis they are all his family because of the love, affection, caring, respect and attention he received from them especially from his wife’s family back in the Philippines. To him, Philippines is his home