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Timothy David Wright Sr.

Timothy David Wright Sr., 46, lost his battle with cancer and died on Aug. 12 at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. Wright was born on May 11, 1962, in Seattle to Margaret E. Phillips and Melvin David Wright. He grew up in Edmonds. In the 1970s, Wright moved to Kingston and lived with his family on Jefferson Beach.

Wright met his future wife in Kingston and married Kathleen Kelly on April 28, 1991, in Montesano Washington.

He was very proud to be a union carpenter foreman and a member of the Carpenters & Builders Union No. 1597 out of Bremerton. He built new and remodeled commercial and residential buildings throughout Western Washington.

Wright loved camping in the Olympic Mountains with his family and friends, golfing, barbecues on weekends and watching the Mariners and Seahawks.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Timothy Wright Jr.; daughters, Tasha Fox and Canon Henness; granddaughter, Dawna Burdick; and in-laws, Donald and Julie Kelly; brothers: Norman, Byrun, Michael and Grant; sisters: Karen, Sharon, Cheri, Tracy and Linda; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Stone Chapel on Foss Road in Poulsbo.

Doris N. Mills, 85

Doris N. Mills of Kingston died at her home on Aug. 14. She was born March 21, 1923, in Bryson City, N.C., to Bob and Lola Estes. She married William Mills in Kingston on May 21, 1974.

She was a member of Breidablik Baptist Church for 20 years. Her hobbies included growing, arranging and supplying the church with flowers each Sunday. She is survived by her loving husband William; her children: Mike, Sharron, Frank, Evelyn, Charlie, Bill, Amanda and Wendy; brother Wayne; sister Betty Morgan; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Kingston Cemetery today at noon. A memorial service and reception will follow at Breidablik Baptist Church, located at 239 NW Lofall Road.

The Stone Chapel is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial is available at www.lewischapel.com.

Donald R. Jennings, 63

The Rev. Donald R. Jennings died on Aug. 1 at his home in Poulsbo, in the presence of his beloved wife, Carolyn and their son, Jeffrey.

Jennings was born in Seattle on Aug. 24, 1943. He graduated from Highline High School in the Burien area. He served in the U.S. Army from June 1961 through June 1964 and received computer training at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Fort Monmouth, N.J., and the University of Arizona. He worked as a computer programmer in Dayton, Ohio, Phoenix, Ariz., and Seattle as a systems analyst.

In 1976 Jennings graduated and was ordained from Unity School of Christianity in Unity Village, Missouri. He served as minister at churches in Port Angeles and Kingston; Topeka, Kansas; Omaha, Neb.; and was founding Minister of Unity Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

On July 24 Jennings had the honor of being presented the “2009 Charles Fillmore Award” in Poulsbo by the Association of Unity Churches International, honoring his visionary leadership over the years.

He loved people, the Unity movement teachings, and he lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, woodworking, kayaking, and bird-watching in his later years.

Jennings is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn (Teel) Jennings, from Bremerton; daughter, the Rev. Kimberly A.J. Giacometti of Saint Joseph, Mo.; son, D. Jeffrey Jennings and wife Nola of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Patricia and husband Danny of Everett; brother, Steve and wife MaryJane, of Mariposa, Calif.; granddaughter, Emily Giacometti; cousins in the Christophersen family, Seattle; nieces, nephews, and many other dear ones who ‘adopted’ Jennings as part of their family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Iva Lucille Green; father, Frederick Carl Jennings; and his step-father, Walter Jensen.

A celebration of life will be held Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Poulsbo overlooking Liberty Bay where he loved to kayak.

Jennings donated his body to Genesis, a medical education and research institute in Memphis, Tenn., and then will be cremated with the ashes being spread at Unity Village, Mo. in the rose gardens he loved so much.

An online guest book is available at www.carepages.com/carepages/donjennings.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Hospice of Kitsap County, Silverdale; Unity Northwest Region, Lynnwood; Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, Mo.; Association of Unity Churches International, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; or the American Cancer Society.

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