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Obituary: Lois Bakke Hope, 84

 

March 30, 2017

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Lois Bakke Hope

Lois Bakke Hope, 84, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017 while living in the memory care unit at Patriots Glen in Bellevue, Washington.

Lois was born November 29, 1932 to Tink and Maggie Bakke in Wrangell, Alaska. She later joined the US Army with her sister Seena. After the Army, she lived and worked in Seattle where she met the love of her life, William (Bill) Hope. After they were married in 1967, she moved to Unalaska, where Bill fished king crab with his boat the Shellfish. While living in Unalaska she did bookkeeping for their business.

She loved working in her garden and berry picking. They retired to Wrangell in 1987 where they salmon fished and traveled the world, making friends everywhere they went. She looked forward to marching with her brother Cappy with the American Legion in the 4th of July parade every year. She collected Unalaska and Wrangell art, historical books, and postcards and spent time working in her beautiful garden. 

She was preceded in death by her husband William Hope; father Orlando K. (Tink) Bakke, mother Margaret (Maggie) Gunyah Bakke; and sisters Margaret Sturtevant and Seena Watson. 

She is survived by: son Gary Hope and his wife Barbara, and their children Alexandra and Grant; son Steve Hope and his wife Susan and son Logan; daughter Paula Hope Simeone and her husband Steve and children Doreen and Charlie; sister Yvonne Stough and children James, Mike, and Ruth Stough; brother Arnold (Cappy) Bakke, his wife Alice and children Arnold Bakke Jr and Helen Bakke Keller; nephews Andrew Sturtevant and CR Watson; many great-grandchildren, great and grand nieces and nephews.

Services in Wrangell will be held at a later date.

 

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