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HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An extraordinary man

HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An extraordinary man

My father in law, Hollis Barnett died on March 22nd 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You can read about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple whoI grew to love. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 83. Hollis was born in Buckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman "Herm" Burke Barnett, was a National Park Ranger….

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PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870-1946 – ELIZABETH BARNETT 1910-1985 – NICHOLAS PETRISH 1937-2011

PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA 1870-1946 – ELIZABETH BARNETT 1910-1985 – NICHOLAS PETRISH 1937-2011

PHYLLIS FLIPPA LUVERA  1870 – 1946                                                                               My dad's mother died December 20, 1946 in Anacortes. She was an Italian grandmother who looked and sounded like what an Italian grandmother should. she spoke no English and was a wonderful cook who was always…

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RETIRED JUDGE HARRY A. FOLLMAN

RETIRED JUDGE HARRY A. FOLLMAN

 Harry Follman died on Saturday August 18th at age 93.Services will be at 11 am Salem Lutheran church in Mount Vernon on September 8th. Harry was admitted to the bar in 1951, eight years before me. We first knew each other as deputy prosecuting attorneys in Skagit County under prosecutor Walter J. Deierlein Jr. Harry was a mentor to me as a new lawyer and taught me much. George McIntosh and Harry were friends who looked out for me. Walter…

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WILLIAM TAYLOR: COACH, MENTOR AND INSPIRATION FOR ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WILLIAM TAYLOR: COACH, MENTOR AND INSPIRATION FOR ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

On January 24, 2002 William "Bill" Taylor died in Anacortes. He was one of Anacortes's most successful basketball coaches. He also was a positive influence in so many young men's lives, including mine. He was a great coach and mentor to me. I've published a full account of my high school relationship to this great coach and his profound influence in my life: https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/william-taylor.html . In addition, I published a background of this unique man who was so important in guiding…

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PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA SR 1898 -1990

PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA SR 1898 -1990

Today is the anniversary of the death of my father, Paul Nicholas Luvera Sr. Born on March 25, 1898, he died in Anacortes, Washington on November 4, 1990 at the age of 92. I've published details of his extraordinary life many times. See  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/11/dad-1.html for a complete history of his life.  Dad was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Niccola and Fillippa Luvera. His father and oldest brother left for Canada where they worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad installing tracks until they earned…

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MY GRANDMOTHER Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 1863 – 1953

MY GRANDMOTHER Marija Mattia Vulic’ BABAROVICH 1863 – 1953

My maternal grandmother Marija Vulic was born on September 9, 1863 in Splitska Brac, Croatia and died on August 8th, 1953. She died the year I graduated from high school in Anacortes, Washington. Her life story is one of great courage and sacrifice involving immigration to America while not being able to speak English. I've previously talked about that in writing about my mother. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/07/mary-thelma-luvera-.html.html I remember her vividly. A tall erect woman with hair piled high on her head, she looked…

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REMEMBERING JOHN CARABBA, STANLEY BRUHN & DAVID WELTS

REMEMBERING JOHN CARABBA, STANLEY BRUHN & DAVID WELTS

I've written about John Carabba before. See https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2009/07/john-carabba-died-monday-july-14-2009-at-the-island-hospital-in-anacortes-he-had-fallen-on-the-friday-before-and-fractured.html John Carabba died Monday July 14, 2009 at the Island Hospital in Anacortes. He was born November 25, 1925. His background was the American story. After getting out of the navy at Whidbey Island he moved to Anacortes, my home town. He operated a Chevron service station at 12th and Commercial for many years, but over the time had many other successful business interests. My connection to John was his friendship with my dad…

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MY FRIENDS DR. DEXTER W. JOHNSON MD 2003 & HARWOOD “Bill” BANNISTER 2010

MY FRIENDS DR. DEXTER W. JOHNSON MD 2003 & HARWOOD “Bill” BANNISTER 2010

In February I reflect on two people who were important to me and died this month. Dr. Dexter Johnson was an internationally recognized radiologist born December 6, 1931 and died February 4, 2003. He graduated from the University of Washington medical school. He began as a general practice physician in Lynden plus residency time on the medical staff at the old State mental hospital in Sedro Woolley. He did a residency in radiology at Mayo's and practiced in Montana for…

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PHYLLIS MARIE ENNES 1928 – 2013

PHYLLIS MARIE ENNES 1928 – 2013

My sister Phyllis Ennes died on January 7, 2013. She was the oldest of the three children with Anita Mayer in the middle and I as the youngest. For my previous post about Phyllis see https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/phyllis-luvera-ennes-1928-2013.htm Born to Paul and Mary Luvera in Anacortes she graduated from Anacortes High School in 1946 with honors and attended the University of Washington where hs obtained a degree in English. In 1953, the year I graduated from high school, she earned a teaching…

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JUDGE WALTER DEIERLEIN JR

JUDGE WALTER DEIERLEIN JR

My friend and mentor Walter Deierlein died October 22, 2010. When I got out of law school in 1959 I couldn't get a job. Jack (we called him Jack) was the Skagit & Island County Prosecuting Attorney and out of the kindness of his heart he hired me as a second deputy prosecuting attorney. Harry Follman, who later became a judge, was the other deputy. I think he created the job because he and my dad were friends, but I was happy to…

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