Louise B. CONDON With sadness in our hearts we say goodbye to our loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend. Louise passed away on April 18, 2012 after suffering for many years with complications from diabetes. She was predeceased by her loving husband John Hastings Condon in 1997. She was born in Alberta, Canada on April 2nd, 1939, went to school in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to Seattle in 1956. She was a long time resident on Phinney Ridge where her daughters enjoyed Woodland Park as their backyard. Louise found her real interest was in the real estate field and worked in mortgage banking for 13 years before she moved into escrow at Transamerica Title Ins. Co., later known as LandAmerica from which she retired in 2006, after 35 years. During her years with Transamerica she wrote two Escrow Manuals, taught escrow training classes throughout Washington and Alaska operations, as well as teaching Escrow at Bellevue Community College. She participated in the Association of Professional Mortgage Women, being a Charter Member of the Sno-King Chapter and Past President of same. She valued the many friendships derived in the group. She enjoyed travelling, reading, cooking, gardening and bowling. She bowled many years at Sunset Bowl in Ballard with her daughter Colette and good friend Emma and her daughter Karen. Louise and her late husband, John Condon, enjoyed cruising the waters of Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands on their boat the "Condon-Sation" with their family and friends. They joined Rainier Yacht in 1982, John served as Commodore in 1986, and Louise served as Secretary for ten years before she became Commodore in 1995. They became active in Interclub, now known as the Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW). When her husband, John Condon served as President of RBAW, he persuaded Louise to serve as Secretary in 1996 which she did continuously until her passing, recently being named Director Emeritus. She was the first female recipient of the Man of the Year Award in 1997, and in 2009 was recognized for 25 years of service. As a Past Commodore, Louise has been a Member of IOBG (International Order of the Blue Gavel) and has served as Executive Secretary since 2000. She was an enthusiastic boater and enjoys giving back to the boating community. Her lifelong friendships that formed have evolved under their totem of the "Loons". Louise and her late husband John were avid boaters and enjoyed having their family with them on the "Condon-Sation". They were selected as NMTA's Pacific NW Boating Family of the year in 1990 with their grandson Jason Taylor as well as Rainier Yacht Club family of the year in 1991. They were also charter members of Port Hadlock YC. In 1982 they became active in InterClub Boating Assn of Washington now known as RBAW (Recreational Boating Association of Washington). She is survived by her daughters, Colette Taylor and partner Tracy Robbins; and daughter Colleen Coberly. Grandsons Jason Taylor, Camron Reitz, Alex Patzakas; great grandsons Shaun Taylor and Kellan Taylor; her beloved sister Henrietta and George Head in Qualicum Beach, B.C., their children Douglas Head and Lisa, children Rachael and Evan; Kelly Keeney (John),children Fox and Bowan, in Mission and Maple Ridge respectively. Her Aunt; Laura Park in Vancouver and cousins Jim and Valerie and many cousins in Alberta. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the Rainier Yacht Club, Seattle on May 13th, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the
or to RBAW.
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Published in The Seattle Times on May 6, 2012