John and Karen Postma would show up to P.P.C about the first Sunday of December, from their summer home in Sequim, Washington.
Karianne and I, along with our children would include them into our family holiday feasts, including an early Christmas breakfast and later that day for Christmas dinner. These dinner invitations always extended to Easter , Birthday Parties or just a foursome meal. Karen would ask, ‘What can I bring?” We told her nothing, just come. But, she did not listen to us. Karen was a good cook and especially a good baker. As I mentioned, she always brought something which was okay with me, because I hoped there would be some leftover, for me. There usually was, but not for long. She or they would also bring a floral arrangement for the table.
Shortly before they left for Sequim, last Spring, Karen was diagnosed with cancer. They were anxious to get home for a cancer treatment center or doctor in Sequim. Over the past few months, she told us she was trying to do yard work while sitting on a chair and the game that she loved so much, golf, was put on hold.
John called us with the news that we did not want to hear. Karen passed away on October 21st. No other information is available at this time. In November, John and a friend are planning to come to Arizona to clear out their NICE mobile home.
When Karianne and I would travel to Whidbey Island, it was a custom to cross Puget Sound on the ferry and spend the day with John and Karen. They were such good hosts. They came to see us in Oak Harbor, on our last trip to Whidbey.
You can tell by my thoughts of how much the whole Johnson family and all of the P.P.C. family loved John and Karen. They were (John still is) affiliate members here at P.P.C. An affiliate receives the same love and welcome as a member except has no vote in a meeting.
Their address in Sequim is in the directory. John, we love you for being such a good caregiver for Karen. It will be hard this winter to see the second pew without John and Karen’s smiling faces. THANK YOU FOR YOUR YEARS WITH US AT P.P.C.
Karen’s pain and suffering is over and she is at peace with our Lord. Gone from this earth, but Not Forgotten!
With all of our love from the P.P.C. family,