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Janet Lee Dugdale
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POULSBO — Janet Lee Dugdale passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 17 after a series of illnesses, including pneumonia.

Janet was born in Omaha, Neb., in 1933 to Leola Bell Uhler and William Patrick Dugdale. She was a fourth-generation Nebraskan of Irish and German heritage.

Janet attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the early 1950s.  She worked for Electric Boat in Connecticut and attended the launching of the SS Nautilus.

She was married to Luther Edward Bess for three years, then was married to James M. King for nearly 20 years. In 1977, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, becoming a manager at, among other companies, Duracell Corporation and Eastman Corporation, and was general manager at Heritage Point Retirement Resort in Walnut Creek, Calif.

In 2003, Janet moved to Poulsbo where she was a manager at Prudential Real Estate on Bainbridge Island for five years. Janet loved to travel, and was fond of a perfectly chilled Grey Goose martini. Her favorite places were San Francisco, Paris, Ireland and Tahiti. A few of her favorite things were cats, metaphysics, interior design, Ralph Lauren, fashion, meeting people and politics. Janet worked for various Democratic candidates, including President Obama.

She is survived by her daughter Kimberly King and son-in-law Kenneth Grantham, and daughter Lisa King, all of the Seattle area; and granddaughter, Lauren Sliter of Oakland, Calif.

Donations can be made in Janet's name to the Democratic National Committee.

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.

— Family of Janet Lee Dugdale

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