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Bonnie Jennings

February 14, 2014

Bonnie Jean (Toodie) Jennings passed away Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 13, 1931 to James D. and Zula Finel in Addy, the third of four daughters. She graduated from Hunters High School in 1949 and married her high school sweetheart, Ridchard A. Jennings, in 1952. They started their family and relocated to the Issaquah area, building their family home in 1962. They lived at Issaquah until 200, when they moved to Kettle Falls. Toodie, treasured mother and grand-daughter, loved being in the kitchen cooking amazing family meals (enough for an Army!). She loved canning fruits, and dancing to classic country and polka music. She enjoyed trout fishing from area docks, watching rodeos and gardening during the summer. She also liked reading, working puzzles, feeding and watching birds in her yard, spoiling her grandchildren and her pets, and going to craft fairs. Her life was devoted to her family. She loved family gatherings, joking and giggling. Toodie was selfless and kind to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her adored sister, Dorothy (Dubby) Reeseman and is survived by her beloved sisters, Julia (Jukes) Scott and Nancy (Nan) Wertz. She will be greatly missed by her family: Dick Jennings, husband of 62 years; Carla (John) Cave, Stanwood; Rick Jennings, Cle Elum; Jill (Ted) Sampson, Lake Stevens; “Gram Toodie” also leaves her cherished grandchildren: Amy and Jessie (Mark) Jennings, Tanner and Conner Cave and Jenna Sampson; two great-grandchildren, Klarissa and Kaylee and numerous extended family members. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Sacred Heart Hospital staff for their comforting care. Mom and Gram—Today, tomorrow and always…we love you and miss you.

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