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1937 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Kim Adelbert O'dell passed away quietly at home on January 25, 2011 following an extended battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Kim was born in Bellingham, Washington on June 4th, 1937 to John A O'dell and Shilene Graven. He graduated from Orcas Island High School in 1955. After graduation Kim joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country in Korea and Vietnam.

On June 22nd, 1958, he married the love of his life Doris Hamann of Libby, Montana. After years of serving and growing with his family, he retired from the Air Force in 1976 as a Master Sergeant. Upon retiring, he and his family settled in Burlington, Washington, and to this day they remain close to home.

He retired from Kimberly-Clark Inc. 1995. After retiring he and Doris were able to spend many years traveling before illnesses limited their travels. They enjoyed their days golfing together. His passing came just shy of their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Kim A. O'dell is survived by the woman who always held his heart, his wife Doris, his eldest son Brian and his wife Sheila of Mount Vernon, his son Patrick and his wife Jean of Burlington, and his son John of Sedro Woolley. Also his grandchildren Allison Pritchard and her husband Isaac, Jennifer O'dell, Cassidy O'dell, Jessica O'dell, Elizabeth O'dell, Jacob O'dell and Tyler O'dell, along with his great-granddaughters Kaleigh Pritchard and his namesake Kimberlee Iblings-O'dell. Sisters Kay Ellsworth and her husband Ward and Pam Dandliker and her husband William and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Kim's name to the Edison Lutheran Church Building Fund or Charity of your choice.
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