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August 26, 2013
I first met John in the summer of 1956 when my Aunt Betty brought him up to our beach cabin near Deception Pass to meet our family. Needless to say, my parents, maternal grandparents, and I all liked him very much. We were later pleased to learn that John and Betty had married in San Francisco in November of that same year. Uncle John was in and out of my life as his career took him out to sea more often than he was at home. However, it was fun to see him on occasional holidays during my teenage years. When I visited Japan and Hawaii in 1968 and 1970 in order to meet my army officer husband for R&R, I was thrilled to also be able to see my Uncle John. After my aunt died in 1977, Uncle John and I stayed in touch and he and his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson (Charles, Karen and John) would often come together for holiday gatherings with me and mine. In his elder years, my family and I were privileged to have him attend my daughter's first baby's baptism followed by, a few years later, my own son's wedding. Uncle John was a dear classy man and I was proud to have him as my uncle by marriage. After his death, I was both surprised and happy to learn that he had chosen to be at rest next to my aunt in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near La Conner. He lived a unique and worldly life. Christopher Barnes, niece of Betty Cornelius Bowen
August 7, 2013
I have fond memories of John and his stories. One of the things he said about himself on the boat that impressed me. " I just loved to solve problems at sea". Sorry there is no public memorial service, I know at least two of us here would come to Mount Vernon.

Don Taves friend at Emerald Heights
August 1, 2013
I grew up in Pelican, a little tiny fishing village, on Chichagoff Island from the time I was 2 1/2 until I was about 9 years old. My dad ran the engine room for the cold storage. I couldn't believe this when I ran across it. I am sorry to bother you at this sad time but if you had any stories to share I would so love to hear from you. We visited one of the old abandoned gold mines when I was a child out in my dad's boat, and we could tell it was huge. My mom found some kind of order sheet they had made out to Sears, or something, ordering like hundred and thousands of underwear and socks. She was astounded. My address is: Jackie Steele, 14715 - 107th Ave. N.E., Bothell, WA 98011 My home phone is (425) 488 - 6228; My work phone is: (425) 455 - 9025. Our family has very fond memories of growing up there.
July 28, 2013
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