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Rowena Lee Bethards

Rowena Bethards, 85, joined her husband Ted beside our Lord on August 20, 2013. Raised in Pasco, she attended Whitman and Eastern Washington University where she met the love of her life, Ted. They were married 58 years.

Ro worked as a bank teller for years in Connell, Seattle and Redmond. She later worked as a secretary in the Bellevue and Lake Washington school districts and at the University of Washington. She finished her working career as church secretary at St Johns Episcopal Church in Kirkland. She loved to swim, play the piano, and drink Mocha's. She was very active in Eastern Star and loved her role as an adult advisor to many Rainbow girls in Kirkland.

She is survived by her children Leslie Brown of Carnation, Janee Carlson of Kirkland and Bill Bethards of Anacortes. She has 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren who will miss her smile and genuine love. To all of those who encountered her positive outlook and kindness -- we'll miss you Ro. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 AM on Sept. 2, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kirkland. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to Seattle Children's Hospital.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 25, 2013
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