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In Memory of

GlennEllen Elizabeth Sickles

September 13, 1920 - November 5, 2016

Obituary


GlennEllen was born to Glenn R. Day and M. Ethel Bosworth in Ketchikan, Alaska Territory and was raised in Spokane, WA. Because her Mother contracted Tuberculosis when she was two years old, GlennEllen and her brother, Clyde, were mostly raised by their Grandparents. She graduated from Lewis & Clark High school, and was also a graduate of Kinman's School of Business, Spokane, WA.

After schooling, GlennEllen worked for the family business of Day Navigation, barging supplies up the winding Yukon River to mining camps and villages in the interior of Alaska. During her time...

GlennEllen was born to Glenn R. Day and M. Ethel Bosworth in Ketchikan, Alaska Territory and was raised in Spokane, WA. Because her Mother contracted Tuberculosis when she was two years old, GlennEllen and her brother, Clyde, were mostly raised by their Grandparents. She graduated from Lewis & Clark High school, and was also a graduate of Kinman's School of Business, Spokane, WA.

After schooling, GlennEllen worked for the family business of Day Navigation, barging supplies up the winding Yukon River to mining camps and villages in the interior of Alaska. During her time in Alaska, she met a "blond native", George. They married in July of 1941, with George's dog, "Jack" as their witness/best man. They spent 55 years together raising four children in their Federal Blue house in Lake City.

While knowing that there was more to life than just raising children, GlennEllen needed an outside interest. In 1957, Queenie, the Boxer pup was subsequently purchased and she proceeded to join the Washington State Obedience Training Club (WSOTC) and train this out-of-control dog. GlennEllen was an active Life member in the club (until recent years) for over 59 years, both training her own dogs and years of instructing classes for the club. She was the oldest original club member. GlennEllen was also a charter member of the Puget Sound Poodle Club, the Papillon Association of Puget Sound, and a member in the Alaska Yukon Pioneers (AYP).

GlennEllen lost her beloved George in 1996, and two grandchildren Joseph Monpas (1991) and Kimberly Kirry (1999). She is survived by her four children: George (Les) (Truth), Clatskanie, OR, Ardie Johnson (Jerry), Seattle, WA, Stephen (Mary), Colton, WA, Mark (Diane), Loveland, CO. Also, 9 awesome grandkids, 21 precious great-grandkids, 1 great-great-grand child, with 2 more on the way.

GlennEllen's legacy will be her strength, her faith, and her leadership by example. She had an inherent warmth and nurturing nature, who always cared about others. Devoted to her husband and children, family and friends, she always had a positive attitude and looked on the "bright side of life". Because of that, she was always fun to be with.

A Celebration of Life for GlennEllen will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 2:00pm at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle WA 98155. Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in GlennEllen's name to: Old Dog Haven, Alaska Yukon Pioneer's Scholarship Fund, or Providence Hospice of Seattle. Arrangements entrusted to the care of The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial.

Arrangements under the direction of Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington.