Thursday, May 01, 2014

We say Adieu to Wendell Johnson

BIG NEWS!!  This announcement appeared in the May issue of the Palm Creek newsletter.
We send a personal "Thank You" to Wendell for his years of service at Palm Creek.  Under his leadership, our "home" here has grown bigger, better, and more FUN each and every year.  He should take great pride on what he has achieved for our community.
Remember this photo I posted in mid March regarding the flowers on Linda Balzan's potted cactus??

Well ..... look what it did last week!!!  There were 31 blossoms in that tiny planter!  Absolutely awesome!!

I'm hearing some rumors about upcoming remodeling plans but nothing is confirmed yet.  I'm waiting for Mr. Dawson to fill me in on what will be happening this summer.  As soon as I hear from him, I'll be anxious to post and forward the info.  In the meantime, I've seen our crews busy at some patio projects for folks along the new Granite Drive.

Of course, if digging is involved and it requires a shovel.....there's Faustino to handle the job. 
On a lighter note....Don Nunley and Gene Smith have an ongoing $1 bet at our weekly poker games.  Looking at this photo, can you tell who is getting the dollar and who is getting the shaft? 
On a much more somber side, I've been asked to announce the passing of a member of our community.  Darrel Brixey sent this information regarding his wife, Linda.
Linda Marie Brixey 
Linda Marie Brixey, 65, joined the Lord on Easter morning, April 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.  
Linda was born February 25, 1949 in Seattle, Washington to Bert and Murle Julian and was the oldest of three children. In 1967, she graduated from Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, and went on to work in the billing department at McKesson and Robbins. While there Linda met and fell in love with her husband of 43 years, Darrel Brixey. They were married on August 21, 1970. In 1977 they moved to Royal City, where Linda stayed home to raise their two children, Jill and April. In 1984 they moved to Mattawa, where Linda enjoyed a 26 year tenure as the secretary of Wahluke High School.   
Upon retirement in 2011, Linda and Darrel took to the road, enjoying RV adventures together to places like Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Oregon Coast, Washington Peninsula, and Canada among many more. The loving couple began spending winters in Casa Grande, Arizona, where they forged many new friendships in the sunshine. Linda especially loved watching Darrel play softball, playing poker and dominos with friends, volunteering in the mailroom, and attending church.  She always looked forward to her yearly trips to Bonneville with her close friend Susan, and above all, spending time with her family. Linda was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.  She will be greatly missed for her wonderful spirit, unwavering faith in God, and true compassion for others. 
Those who wish to contact Darrel may do so at this address:
Darrel Brixey
PO Box 4188
West Richland, WA 99353

1 comment:

  1. Colleen and Stan Lemkuil10:36 PM

    Thank you. It is cold in Iowa and we are missing the warm days of Arizona. Enjoy the day. See you in October.


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