Retired Pediatric Radiologist Married 2
After leaving Walla Walla in1959 I attended the University of Washington for college and medical school graduating in 1966. After a year of medical internship at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut, I returned to Seattle in July, 1967 for a radiology residency finishing in June, 1970. I was fortunate to avoid a military tour of Viet Nam by spending two years as a radiologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for the US Public Health Service. A grant from the University of Washington enabled my wife and young family to spend a year in the radiology department at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1972-1973.
When it was time for a real job, I chose the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, for its new rapidly expanding radiology department in an area of great recreational opportunity. In 1978 I was asked to join the staff at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, and practiced as a pediatric radiologist specializing in heart disease of infants and children until my retirement in July, 2003. In the past six years I have enjoyed teaching pediatric radiology in China at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, and in Guatemala, and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as well as throughout the United States. Volunteer activities also have included Board Chairman of Repertory Dance Theater, and Planned Parenthood of Utah.
I met my wife, Helene, on a blind date at the University of Washington and married in September, 1963. We have two married sons, Jay, 39, living in Brooklyn, New York, a baseball writer, and Bryan, 37, living in Seattle, Washington, an investment banker. No grandchildren yet, just “granddogs”, but hopefully soon. We have two wonderful daughters-in-law, each one very competent in business.
Salt Lake City, Utah, and adjacent states have provided a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, and I have continued to enjoy golf and skiing since leaving Seattle. Other outdoor interests include fishing, backpacking, predominantly in Wyoming, gardening, bonsai and travel in Europe and the United States. I have greatly enjoyed returning to Walla Walla in past years to visit my parents, now both deceased, and now with family and friends to visit the many wineries in the area.
Retired - Owner Tempco Heating & Air Conditioning Married 5Spouse: Ellie
Children: 2 Sons & 3 Daughters
Grandchildren: 1 Grandson & 8 Granddaughters
Great Grandchildren: 5 Boys & 4 Girls
Activities/Hobbies: Woodworking/especially with a lathe, RVing, Camping
After graduation I worked at Sporleders Mens Store in Walla Walla for thirteen years. I was a member of the Walla Walla Jaycees and held all the local offices.
Then I was hired by Lantor's Clothing Store in Kennewick, WA where I worked one year. After that I went into real estate for eight years. I had a successful real estate practice and was the top salesman for the Tri City area. While in Kennewick I was a member of the Rotary Club, Elks Club and held offices in both of those organizations and was on the Board of Directors of Columbia Industries.
From 1982 to 1992 my wife and I owned Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning in Kennewick, WA. In 1992 we sold our business and retired and returned to Walla Walla where we have lived since.
From the Union-Bulletin, 14 Sep 1976
8 Fishermen missing from Ilwaco charter
ILWACO, Wash. (AP) -- Eight persons are missing today after a charter fishing boat sank while under tow late Monday in rough seas at the mouth of the Columbia River, the Coast Guard says.
A spokesman for the NTSB in Washington, D.C. said today his agency will investigate the accident because a Coast Guard vessel was involved.
Two passengers from Bellevue, Wash., were rescued from the 41-foot charter, the Pearl Sea. Ten persons were aboard the disabled craft as it was being towed by a Coast Guard vessel.
The missing were listed as Raymond Jewett, 36, Roy Jewett, 15, both of Bellvue; Harry Jewett, 70, Spokane; Bernice Winegar, 50, Ken Winegar, and Abron Nordgren, 58, all of Wood Cross City, Utah; the boat's skipper, Bill Cutting, and a Bellvue woman whose name was being withheld pending notification of relatives.
A search involving the Coast Guard cutter Yocona and several smaller vessels continued through most of the night in heavy seas, and resumed at dawn today.
Early reports were that both the fishing boat and Coast Guard tow boat had capsized, with the Coast Guard vessel righting itself. But a spokesman at the Coast Guard station at Astoria said today that neither boat actually overturned. He said the charter wallowed about 90 degrees and sank while undertow. The spokesman at Astoria said the charter boat may have been taking on water. He doubted the ocean conditions were the sole cause of the accident because swells were reported as mostly five to six feet and no larger than eight feet, with no breakers on the bar that separates the ocean from the river. Winds were reported at 20-25 knots.
Donna M Johnson (Schild)
Jean Johnson (Groswith)
Dec. 21, 1941 - April 27, 2014
Jean Marie Groswith was born on Dec. 21, 1941 in Walla Walla to Lowden and Erma Johnson of Lowden. Growing up, Jean was an accomplished rider and was the Fair Court Queen in 1959. She was active in 4-H, a delegate to the 1958 National 4H Congress and the recipient of the Carl Raymond Gary 4H Scholarship, which she used to attend Washington State College.
She was also a wonderful seamstress, pianist and artist -- passions she maintained throughout her life.
After finishing her education at the University of California at Berkeley, Jean worked at Stanford University as a biochemistry research assistant. She continued to be heavily involved in her community, spending many years lending her creative talents to the Allied Arts Guild benefiting the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. After her divorce in 2003, she moved to Dallas to be close to her daughter, Jennafer, and was an active member in the Women's Club of the Dallas Arboretum. Jean was an avid gardener, and designed many beautiful gardens incorporating her favorite plants.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Jennafer Groswith; her sister, Gayle Johnson Bush; her nieces, Morgann Crook and Lindsay Bush; and by all those who knew and loved her.
A memorial reception will be held at Woodward Canyon Winery on June 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. Woodward Canyon Winery is located at 11920 U.S. Highway 12 in Lowden. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.sparkman-hillcrest.com
Kay Johnson (Sutherland)
Kay Elaine Sutherland, 61, died Oct. 12, 2001, at her home.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home and graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery.
Kay Elaine was born June 20, 1940, to Earl and Olive Littlejohn Johnson in Walla Walla. She attended Walla Walla schools. On Oct. 5, 1957, she married Walter Sutherland at the Walla Walla First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Sutherland was active in the Downwinders Association and served on the Council for the Northwest Radiation Alliance. She was a Child Protective Services volunteer for several years.
She enjoyed bowling and playing softball.
Mrs. Sutherland was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two infant children, Jennifer and Todd Sutherland.
(from obit dated 10-14-2001)
Sylvia Johnson (Lowery)
Dr. Robert R. Jones, former Director of Washington State Corrections and 30-year resident of Lacey, Wash., died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 of cardiac arrest in Olympia. He was 72. Bob was born August 17, 1941 in Walla Walla, Wash. to Arthur and Frances Jones. He received a Ph.D in psychology from Oklahoma State University, Master's in psychology from San Francisco State University, and Bachelor's degree from Whitman College. Bob worked for the Washington State Corrections Department from 1973 until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed telling stories, collecting Texaco memorabilia, and genealogy.
Over the years, he lived in Walla Walla, Shelton, and Lacey, Wash.; Levittown, Penn.; Stillwater, OK.; and San Francisco, Calif.
Bob is survived by sons, Scott Jones of Renton, Wash., and Jason Jones of Auburn, Wash.; daughter, Heidi Kirkpatrick of Milton, Wash.; six grandchildren; and brother, Bill Jones of Seattle, Wash. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Dick Jones of Seattle, Wash.
Services were held Friday, November 15, 2013 at Kent Covenant Church, Kent, WA. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Bob's name.