Information from John's wife obituary in the Daily Sun Newspaper (4/4/2012):
John and his future wife Theodora attended high school in Buckley, Washington (now White River. They graduated in 1939. It wasnt until 1945 that they reconnected in Seattle, Washington and married.
John married Theo worked at Rainier State School before moving to Seattle and living the life of a career girl, working for Isaacson Steel and Boeing. She reconnected with John in 1945 and they married in 1947, the beginning of a lifelong love affair. They had two daughters, Marilyn and Betty Lou, whom they raised in Seattle and Lynnwood.
After retiring Theo and John moved to the home they had built overlooking the water at Birch Bay and spent 16 happy years participating in community activities, doing volunteer work, walking on the beach, eating crab, and entertaining family and friends, old and new.
They traveled extensively, often with friends, in the central and western United States.
In 1997 Theo and John moved to Ellensburg to be near their daughters' families. They continued to go and do as much as possible, often in the company of one or both of their daughters and husbands.
Theodora Gillette Bandli (1922 - 2012)*
High Valley Cemetery
Created by: Ellen Allmendinger
Record added: Apr 04, 2012
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