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Nathan Ray Bishop passed away to be with our heavenly father on the 8th of August after a long battle with brain cancer.
He was born in Port Angeles, and at age 3, his family moved to the Port Townsend area. Nathan attended school at Chimacum and Cornerstone Christian Academy for the first six years and completed his education at Roosevelt Middle School and Port Angeles High School.
Nathan had learned to run and drive almost all of the equipment in the family business, with intentions to proceed to work with his father after graduation. In his free time, he rode dirt bikes and four-wheelers with friends and family.
At age 15, he was diagnosed with brain cancer, and his life took a different path for the next 15 years.
Nathan had kept good spirits in all he had been through and always had a smile on his face and was always willing to give a hug to anybody who needed one. Graduating from high school in 1999 was a goal that he had made for himself.
After high school, he enjoyed going to bingo, building models, going out for lunch with Mom and, most of all working his puzzle books.
Nathan is survived by his parents, Jim and Melody Bishop; brother Jason Bishop (Ashley); sister Melinda Bishop; nieces Kayla Hill and Madison Bishop; nephew James Bishop; grandparents Jim and Mary White, and Ray and Regula Hanneman; five aunts and one uncle; and many cousins and second cousins.
He is preceded in death by grandparents Walter and Elenor Bishop, uncle Robert Simmons and aunt Cindy Seehale.
A memorial bike run will be leaving the 7 Cedars Casino parking lot at noon on Saturday, September 8, and will proceed to the church.
The memorial service will be held at Independent Bible Church, 116 Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles, on September 8 at 1 p.m., with a potluck reception following the service. Please contribute a side dish for the potluck.
Nathan is in glory now and will be missed greatly by many but will stay in our hearts forever.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Sept. 2, 2012