July Photos 2021

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Memories from way back of Ava (5) and Gia (4) when they went to WIS (华盛顿国际学校)
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Quinn and Kaya, first day of camp!
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Team Stuck AAU Champs!
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Hoopaholics in California

In July Gia went to Indiana and Pennsylvania, and Ava went to Chicago and Orange County, for AAU basketball. Above, Ava in Cal, and below, Gia and her team in the championship game, starting the Fourth Quarter down 30-37…they put on a 21-2 run to win 51-39.

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June 2021 Photos

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Natalia, Quinn, and Kaya watching the Lady Mavs!
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Former Royals, now on Meadowdale & Lynnwood, meet in HS basketball, and ex-teammates gather for a photo.
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Father’s Day!
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Gia chowing down in Chehalis

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May 2021 – High School Basketball Resumes! The Masked Meadowdale Lady Mavs!

The girls are back!

Gia

Ava

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April, 2021 – Grand Canyon

Bell Rock near Sedona, Arizona
Kaya, Ava, Sanjay, Anu, Elliot, Tracy, Tonya, Terry, with kids in front, Bell Rock
Cousin-in-law Anu w/bro-in-law Sanjay – Pheonix

On the Tom Thumb Trail – Kaya, Ava, E-Dog, Terry
Tom’s Thumb
Bell Rock
Dinner at Oak Creek Village
Grand Canyon!
Tracy – S. Kaibab Trail
Taking a break on the Kaibab Trail
Back in Washington for tourney in Centralia. Team Stuck goes 4-0 for the win. (Gia 4th from right)
First day of school…in April?

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February/March 2021 Photos

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Beatrice Joan Wilson Powell (October 11, 1934 – February 14, 2021)

This February we saw the passing of our mother/grandmother. Pictures for February will be included in the March blog.

Beatrice Joan Wilson Powell (October 11, 1934 – February 14, 2021)

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January 2021 Photos

Kaya and the Mosses
Ava learning to drive!
Went up to Whidbey Island and found this picture in YeYe’s desk, YeYe playing with little Gia.
Gia & Kaya

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December 2020 – Photos

Christmas at the Powells
Christmas Morn
Covid Christmas Day in the Garage
Ava doing a puzzle/picture of Ye-ye and his three granddaughters
New Year’s in Chelan
Ditto!

Happy 2021!

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In Honor of David James Powell, September 26, 1934 – November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving 2017, David James Powell, here with his wife and seven grandchildren.

David James Powell (Obituary at Whidbey News Timespassed this November 21, 2020. Not bad, considering in 1997 he had a double bypass heart surgery, and since has had a stent and pacemaker, along with various procedures and medications. His made the age of 86, when he died due to congestive heart failure, in the presence his three children, son-in-law Stig, and six of his seven grandchildren. Nikolai, Sarah and Stig’s son, was in Norway attending school.

The previous Saturday Dad had played poker with senior center friends, the same day youngest daughter Min arrived with her three children from Hawaii.

His wife, Beatrice Joan Wilson Powell, has been in a long term care facility, and was not able to be with him in these last moments.

Our family is now celebrating his life and will have a memorial on Whidbey Island in the future. The following photos are in his memory.

His studio: Sarah, after years overseas, bought the house next door that had a studio, and here is where he spent his last years. The following are shots from where he spent his last days:

Near his bed he had this photo of Thanksgiving 2017 again, w/wife, children & grandchildren
On the left, Dad visiting Min and Sarah in Golden, Colorado, where they both attended Colorado School of Mines. On the right is a picture of my wife and I on our wedding day.
His bed, and four paintings done by his wife, our mother.
His view, with more paintings

Goodbye: He served 30 years in the Navy, and the men that came wrapped his body in a flag before they took him away.

With (from L to R) cousin Satori, Kaya, cousins Orion and Damien.

Season Ticket Holders: Sarah had given us a birthday present of Mariners season tickets.

Sarah bought my dad and I “tickets,” cut-outs in the outfield, for the Seattle Mariners, which she received at the end of the year.

Photos from past blogs:

August, 2016: My birthday, with parents, kids, niece, and nephews (l to r – back, Nikolai, Ye-ye, Ava, front, Orion, Gia, Damien, Nai-nai, Kaya, Satori)
July, 2012: My Dad, Gia, Ava, Dad Chopra, Son Chopra
October, 2011: Father in a kayak, Terry & Gia watching, one of my favorite pictures.

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October Photos 2020

Las Vegas 2020

Las Vegas Champs 2020

Royals in Vegas

Getting ready for Halloween!

Cowgirls and M&Ms

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