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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4 responses to “In Honor of David James Powell, September 26, 1934 – November 21, 2020


    My heartfelt sympathy to you and yours, Caleb. I know your dad quite well when he was here, and we did many fun things together from playing majiang at home, to going on area field trips. I have find memories of those times.

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  2. Jacqui Good

    I am saddened by your loss. In the year since both my husband and mother died I have learned that grief s the price you pay for love. And t’s much better than feeling nothing. love from Jacqui

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