Regina Helen Siemion
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Regina Helen Siemion

Kitsap - August 10,1915 - May 19, 2019

Sometimes outstanding women are not those who head committees or found businesses. They do not perform heroic deeds that make headlines or rise to high office, some like our mother at 103 are outstanding because they survive the rigors of a normal life. They marry, raise children, lose loved ones and see new life come from the earth. They are always looking towards the spring of a new day. Our mother rarely faced life without a joyful smile and a story.

Her history, while perhaps uneventful to some, is rich in our eyes. She was born in Seattle in 1915 to Polish parents Helen and John Rogavich. She attended St. Anne's grade school and Queen Anne High School (where she majored in journalism and basketball). She married Albin Eugene Siemion in May of 1936. They moved to Bremerton in West Park in 1943. From 1943 to 1947, Tom, Patty, and Phil arrived in rapid succession.

When the children were small and finances confused, she went to work at the Commissioned Officers Club as a waitress. We were latchkey kids, but we didn't mind---WE KNEW WE WERE LOVED.

Her work history until the death of her husband, Al, in 1966, centered around a variety of waitress jobs in the Bremerton area-The Officers Club and the Hilo drive in; the shift of work of waitressing allowed her to take care of an ill husband and support her children's activities-wrestling, football, etc. After Al's death at 50 she took a civil service test and became one of Bremerton's first female letter carriers.

Retiring at 62, she immediately started to volunteer-too many died at nursing homes, crises clinic didn't fit, but she found her niche with literacy; first tutoring reading for elementary school students and later helping adults with poor writing skills. She was awarded a Golden Acorn. She also volunteered at the Missouri information center, until it relocated-she couldn't commute. She read for the blind, making tapes of the Kitsap Sun once a week. A 75-year member of Our Lady Star of the Sea, she was a very spiritual person. Every Saturday she committed an hour of her time to The Perpetual Adoration at "Star".

We think you get the picture. This BEAUTIFUL 103-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH HER PERENNIAL SMILE has served her family and community for years. She has earned a special place in the hearts of all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albin E. Siemion and her son Thomas Albin Siemion and just about everyone else! She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Regina Wagner (husband Ron) of Port Orchard and her son Phillip Eugene of Quilcene. Three grandchildren, Mayla Chantrelle Siemion (Gale), Huckleberry Albin Siemion (Margaret), Sophie Salal Siemion (Mickey) and three great grandchildren Hayden, Aliyah, and Samantha and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Her services are at Our Lady Star of the Sea on May 28th at 11:00 Rosary will precede the service. Support your local florist, send flowers. SHE LOVED FLOWERS.




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Published in Kitsap Sun on May 23, 2019.
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May 31, 2019
We shared a friendship with this remarkable, resilient, energetic, and ever curious woman for seven decades.

While Reggie was gentle and calm in her personal demeanor she was fiercely devoted to her faith, to her family, to her friends, and to her ancestral heritage. Our family was the recipients of that enduring friendship.

The great Irish writer and poet, William Butler Yeats, once wrote....'think where man's glory most begins and ends....and say our glory was that we had such a friend. Those sentiments will remain with us whenever we reflect on this very special woman.

Reggie was an exceptional lady and her faith based life was remarkably well lived.

The Logan Family of Bremerton
Alan Logan
May 29, 2019
I will always remember Reggie's love of gardening, flowers, and people regardless of their beliefs and where they came from. May you rest in peace Reggie!
Dolories Randall
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May 28, 2019
Lois Logan-wootan
May 24, 2019
Our condolences to all of Reggie's family and friends. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
FRED BAKER
May 24, 2019
Patty and Phil sending love and prayers for this most difficult time in the loss of your mom. Many memories stand out from age 7 years having lived at Corbett Drive, twice. Memories of fruit picking, wrapping King Apples in newspaper so they keep throughout the winter months, building forts from a load of wood, Pixie, cats, chickens and ducks that chased my mom. The encouraging smile your mom always offered to everyone she met and her strength. Your mom was a jewel. She is now at peace with your dad and Tommy resting in peace. Prayers for all.
Gloria Johnston
May 23, 2019
Beautiful obituary for a beautiful woman. I did not know Regi well but I know she was a great mother because she raised an awesome daughter. God bless all of you
RaeAnne Randall
May 23, 2019
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