Obituaries - January 9, 2020

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John Edward (Jack) Thompson


John Edward (Jack) Thompson died of mesothelioma on December 13. He was 79.

He was born on January 1, 1940 in Spokane. He graduated from Edmonds High School in 1958 and served in the Civil Air Patrol auxiliary of the US Air Force. He married his wife, Irene on December 29, 1964.

He worked for 40 years as a construction laborer, with membership in the Laborers Union #242. He enjoyed helping others, reading and driving Corvettes. He always wanted to be a pilot but was prevented from doing so by his eyesight.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Martha; and his sister Claudia. He is survived by his wife, Irene; brother, Michael; sisters Patricia and Susan; son, Edward; daughter, Lisa; and four grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 18 at Assumption Catholic Church in Seattle, with interment at Calvary Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Assumption Chapter.



Dr. Amanda G. Gonzales Caliwag


Dr. Amanda G. Gonzales Caliwag died of Parkinson’s disease on December 25, with family by her side at Swedish Medical Center in Edmonds. She was 80.

Born February 6, 1939 in Batangas, Philippines, she received a degree in medicine as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Soon after, she met Eduardo Sr., married and started a family. They journeyed to the US together in 1973 and began a beautiful life, adding more children. She became a widow in 1989 and dedicated herself to her children.

She worked for the City of Seattle and retired, but continued to practice medicine as a Physician’s Assistant specializing as a family practitioner.

She married Charles “Chuck” Bradley Jr. in 1997. She devoted her time to her grandchildren, being involved with the Catholic Church, traveling, and giving back to the community through charity work with Chuck. She loved to spoil her grandchildren, be with her family, go to Church, and spend time at the casino. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and a smile that lit up the room.

She is survived by her husband Charles Bradley Jr.; her sons, Eduardo Jr. and Edman; daughter, Elaine; three grandchildren; and her extended family and friends.

Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 pm at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel, 508 N. 36th St, Seattle 98103. Her Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 am at

Blessed Sacrament Church, 4701 9th Ave NE, Seattle 98105, with interment at Calvary Cemetery.



Sister Deanna Marie (Bernita) Carr, BVM


Sister Deanna Marie (Bernita) Carr, BVM, died at Marian Hall on January 1. She was 79.

She was born May 20, 1940, in Portland, Oregon to William and Lillian Messner Carr. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation on August 2, 1959 from Christ the King Parish in Seattle. She professed first vows on February 2, 1962 and final vows on July 16, 1967.

She served as regional pastoral life director for the Archdiocese of Seattle and as lay ecclesial pastoral coordinator and pastoral assistant at St. Gabriel Parish in Port Orchard. She also was coordinator of ministry outreach for the Diocese of Great Falls, Montana, and pastoral administrator at Stockett and Centerville, Montana.

She was director of the National Sisters Vocation Conference and served the BVM community as archivist and member of the formation team and Constitutions Committee. She also was a secondary teacher at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sisters, Bernadette, Colleen and Judith; nieces; nephews; cousins, including Sister Kathleen Carr, BVM; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 60 years.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on January 8 in the Marian Hall Chapel.

Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003, or online at




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