David James Powell (Obituary at Whidbey News Times) passed this November 21, 2020. Not bad, considering in 1997 he had a double bypass heart surgery, and since has had a stent and pacemaker, along with various procedures and medications. His made the age of 86, when he died due to congestive heart failure, in the presence his three children, son-in-law Stig, and six of his seven grandchildren. Nikolai, Sarah and Stig’s son, was in Norway attending school.
He held out, and kept breathing until all of his family were there in the same room, a powerful moment full of sorrow and memory.
The previous Saturday Dad had played poker with senior center friends, the same day youngest daughter Min arrived with her three children from Hawaii. We had hoped to spend Thanksgiving together.
His wife, Beatrice Joan Wilson Powell, has been in a long term care facility, and was not able to be with him or her family physically since March, although we have been able to visit her at the door. Recently we have connected on video.
Our family is now celebrating his life and will have a memorial on Whidbey Island in the future. The following photos are in his memory. The link to his obituary above contains more details about his life.
PHOTOS – His studio: Sarah, after years overseas, bought the house next door that had a studio, and here is where he spent his last years. The following are shots from where he spent his last days:
Goodbye: He served 30 years in the Navy, and the men that came wrapped his body in a flag before they took him away.
Season Ticket Holders: Sarah had given us a birthday present of Mariners season tickets.
Photos from the past:
Las Vegas 2020
Las Vegas Champs 2020
Royals in Vegas
Getting ready for Halloween!
Cowgirls and M&Ms
This weekend we had the pleasure of going to Joane’s Fabrics to buy some crafts, and we waited 58 minutes in line…
We get in…and we have the store to ourselves (practically). It was more dangerous waiting in line than going into the store.
With COVID-19 things have shut down quite a bit, pretty much all basketball has been cancelled/suspended. Thus the Powell family is spending a lot of time at home. Just two pictures for March.