Alexis (Pingree) Cardinal

Alexis (Pingree) Cardinal

March 24, 1971 ~ October 23, 2012

Beloved mother, wife, daughter and friend lost her brave battle with cancer.

Double rainbows colored the sky that afternoon signaling her goodbye. Alexis graduated from Olympia H.S. and received a degree from WWU. She spent time in the Peace Corps in Benin, W. Africa before becoming an R.N. attending the UW. Alexis specialized in mother/baby delivery and care working at Swedish and Whatcom County Health. Her greatest joy, Canyon, her son was born in 2008. Alexis will be remembered for her huge capacity to love, her courage, and her kindness. She is survived by husband Brandon, son Canyon, mother Susan Slate (Mark Scharnikow), father Mike Pingree (Lee), stepfather Dwayne Slate (Sherrie Story) and her huge fan base of family and friends.

A celebration of her life is scheduled for January 5th. Donations can be sent to Whatcom Educational C.U., Alexis Cardinal Memorial Fund or St. Francis Daycare, 3121 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham, WA 98225. Her blog:

Funeral Home

Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park
1825 E. College Way  Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 18, 2012