Obituaries

Brendella M. Jackson

Jackson_Brindella.jpgBrendella M. Jackson, 82, of Shelton, WA passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 surrounded by her daughters. Brendella was born on January 14, 1931 to Byron and Winifred (Garland) Hall in Brewer, Maine. She moved to Washington at a young age and graduated from South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard in 1950. She married Robert Jackson in Bremerton, WA. Brendella was a homemaker for most of her career days although she did work as an aid at a nursing home and also worked in retail sales. She was a member of the Kitsap Saddle Club and the Scottish Society. Her hobbies included horses, showing horses, riding, ceramics, hiking, traveling, kayaking, gardening, shopping, baking, and cooking. She enjoyed reading and learning about her heritage. Brendella referred to herself as the “traveling gypsy”, as she would divide her time staying with her three daughters in different places. She was fond of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and would often join them for skateboarding or ice skating. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly (Terry) Enger, Shelton, Karen (Rusty) Zickefoose, Cortez, CO and Kathy (Lyes) Jackson, Sacramento, CA; stepchildren, Sadie Tsakonas, MI and Tim (Rosemarie) Jackson, LA and numerous cousins. Donations can be made to donor’s choice or any animal rescue affiliation. At Brendella’s request, no services will be held. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.

Rachel Pauline Endicott

Endicott_Rachel_p.jpgRachel Pauline Endicott, a lifelong resident of Mason County died peacefully Sunday, February 24, at St. Peter’s hospital in Olympia from complications due to cancer. She was 78. Rachel was born November 30, 1934, in Shelton to Grover (“Pop”) and Lucille Gray. She is survived by her husband, Richard Endicott of Shelton and four children, Randy Endicott of Hoodsport, Richard Endicott of Union, Rhonda Molinero of Potsdam, New York, and Robert Endicott of Hoodsport; sister, Faith (John) Spencer, of Shelton and brother, Frank (Barbara) Gray, of Hoodsport. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
 
Rachel attended Shelton High School where she was valedictorian of the 1953 graduating class. She was an accomplished pianist and prolific piano instructor, teaching many students in Mason County over 5 decades and serving as pianist for many local church congregations. She also worked many years as an aide in the Shelton High School English department. Rachel’s genuine faith, consistent example and sincere kindness made her a beloved friend and mentor to many of all ages. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Oliver Gray.
 
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church on Cota Street in Shelton at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Arrangements are under the direction of McComb Funeral Home.

 

John R. Cole

John R. Cole, 89, a resident of Mason Lake, died February 22, 2013 at Alpine Way Care Center in Shelton.cole_johnR.jpg
John was born August 14, 1923 to Olive Eldridge-Cole and Frank Cole in Glasgow, Montana. He spent his childhood hunting and riding horses on the family homestead ranch. With his siblings, he attended a one room schoolhouse. He served in the Navy during World War II and subsequently earned an accounting degree from Montana State University. After moving to Seattle, John began a 30 year career as an accountant with Boeing. He married Joan Mary Tyler in 1955, the mother of his four children. Joan passed away in 1979.
John later married Mary Anne Gilbert and they moved to Mason Lake after retirement. They were members of the Mason-Benson community center, the Elks RV Club, the Lake Limerick Golf Club and St. Edward’s Parish in Shelton. His hobbies included hunting, golfing, fishing and camping.
His generosity and warm spirit will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Cole and Grace Hay.
He is survived by his wife Mary Anne Cole; brother, Oliver (Raile) Cole; sister, Claire (Jim) Goedeke and her family; children, Robert (Anita) Cole, Louise Cole, Susan Buhr, and Jim (Ju-Yuan) Cole; stepchildren, Frank (Cherm) Gilbert, Donna (Max) Reese, Pamela (Bob) Jameson, Teresa Gilbert and Lisa (Donald) Merz.
He is also survived by grandchildren Parish (Laura) John, Elizabeth, Reba, Anthony, Melissa, Max, Karl and Emma and 3 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and his good friend John Newell.
The family sincerely thanks the nurses, caregivers and staff at Alpine Way for their wonderful care.
Services will be held at 10:30 Saturday, March 2, 2013 at St. Edward’s Parish, 601 West C. St. Shelton, WA.
Memorial donations can be made to:
Providence Sound Homecare and Hospice, 3432 S. Bay Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506, St. Edward’s Building Fund, 601 West C St. Shelton, WA 98584 or Mason-Benson Building Fund, P.O.Box 39, Grapeview, WA 98546-0039.
The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.