Vera Evelyn Offerdahl Kowing Johnsen Vera Evelyn Offerdahl Kowing Johnsen passed away on October 7, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Vera was born in Kelowna, BC on February 19, 1920 to Hjalmar C. Offerdahl and Evelyn Micklethwaite Offerdahl, and was the second eldest of four children, all who preceded her in death. Vera was raised in West Seattle and a 1938 graduate of West Seattle High School. She raised her family, Linda, Phil and Diane in the Gregory Heights/Three Tree Point area. She married Robert C. Johnsen (aka Bob, Berto, Big Daddy) in 1970 and they had a wonderful marriage of 46 years. They were world travelers, played excellent bridge, loved to golf, loved to dance, and enjoyed a variety of theater and musical venues. Vera was preceded in death by her son, Phil Kowing, and husband, Bob who died three weeks before Vera. She is survived by her children Linda Kowing Maudslien and Diane Kowing Kong, grandchildren Kris and Karsten Maudslien, Jimmy and Matt Kowing, and Kenny Kerslake Kong, Kristina Kong Day and Kimberly Kong. Bob's children include Mark (Lynne), Ken (Stacy) and Stan (Stacey) Johnsen and Gina (Vince) Costa. Vera will be remembered as a vital, beautiful woman, loved by many, especially her husband, Bob, and by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Vera and Bob enjoyed family celebrations and were an inspiration to everyone because of their loving and compassionate relationship. Vera will be greatly missed. Remembrances may be made to the Humane Society of Seattle. Vera loved cats!!!
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