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October 23, 2017

4/26/2017 9:11:00 AM

Edith V. Bobb of Swinomish died on Tuesday, April 18, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 78.
Edith was born on September 10, 1938 to David John and Irene Moses John. She was a lifetime resident of the Swinomish Tribe and a long time Pentecostal Servant.
Edith attended Chemawa Indian Boarding School, Salem Oregon and in 1957 graduated from La Conner High School. She married Arnold Bobb on August 11, 1960. They had two children and adopted two children. She loved children and her home was always open to her many nieces and nephews.
She always welcomed family and friends. The family home was often used as a gathering place of worship. Pentecostals would come from throughout the Northwest to share song, scriptures and companionship.
Edith was a member of the Swinomish Senior Center and enjoyed traveling on many trips with all her friends. In her younger years, she and her sister volunteered a great deal of their time helping others through the Swinomish Woman’s Club.
She also served as a Swinomish Election Board Member for many years. Edith had many talents, she was very creative with her hands and taught many people how to cook, sew, bead, make baskets, crochet and knit. She also enjoyed ceramics, fishing, hunting, casino, and home network shopping. But most of all she enjoyed going to garage sales and second hand stores.
Edith retired as a Cook for the Swinomish Senior Center, she also worked for the Swinomish Fish Plant, Swanson and Lee’s Farms, cutting shakes and berry picking.
Edith was a wonderful, loving role model to her entire community and everyone referred to her as Auntie Edie.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, David and Irene; her husband, Arnie; her sons Donald , Michael and Tracy; her brothers, Ernest John Sr., Bobby John, Rodney John Sr. and Robert Joe Sr; her sisters Laurinda Washington, Bernita John and Rosemarie Williams.
She is survived by her adopted daughter, Cindy O’rock; her sister Charlene John and Vernitta Lewis; her best friend Carol Davis; and her many nieces, nephews; good friends and extended family.
Services were held at the Swinomish Social Service building on Friday and Saturday and. She was laid to rest in the Swinomish Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.

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