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Henry Albert Shomber Obituary
Henry Albert Shomber

Henry Albert Shomber passed away July 30, 2013, at age 76. Henry was born to Henry Harold and Letha Irene Shomber on Feb. 14, 1937 in Ottawa, KS.

He graduated from East High School in Wichita, KS, in 1954. On August 7, 1955 he married his high school sweetheart, Joy June Johnson.

Henry earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerodynamics from Wichita State University.

Henry and Joy, and their 2 children, Rolan and Kaylene, moved to Seattle in 1962 for Henry's job at the Boeing Company, where Henry worked until retiring in 1995. Henry was an engineer on the B-52, SST, and 747 programs, before being promoted to management. He managed a number of programs in Preliminary Design, his last contributing to the new manufacturing processes used for the 777 production.

Henry is known for his love of family, God, and the outdoors. He enjoyed many activities and hobbies: camping, road trips, hiking, backpacking, climbing, cross country skiing, bicycling, and taking lots of slides/pictures. He was active in his church, and often held a leadership position.

Henry is preceded in death by his wife, Joy, who passed away August 2012. Survivors include: son Rolan and daughter-in-law Lynn (WA), daughter Kaylene (FL); grandchildren: Nathan (WA), Kristen (WA), Brittany (FL); sister Carolyn and brother-in-law Jim Rodenberg (VA); and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm at Bear Creek Community Church, 18931 NE 143rd ST, Woodinville. On-line guest book: www.cedarlawns-washington.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 4, 2013
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