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

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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September Photos 2020

Wapato Cellars
Lake Chelan



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August Photos 2020

Nampa Champs

Royals go 4-0 in Nampa!

Nampa 1

Lunch in Boise before basketball.

Leavenworth 1

Stop in Leavenworth on route to Chelan.


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July Photos 2020

I will still blog here, but I am also blogging at the Powell Family Blog.

At La Conner Brewery on 4th of July weekend.


On Whidbey Island!


Basketball in Idaho!


Hurricane Ridge


Mom in Coupeville!


First crab of the year!


The Powell Family at Dungeness Spit!


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June Photos 2020




Gia, Ava, w/SBA Royals after a practice (Left & Clockwise Aniya, Dina, Kayla, Giselle, Nyree, Mataya)


Happy 4th Birthday Devi!


Father’s Day!

Fort Ebey

Weekend w/Cousin Elliot at Ft. Ebey

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May 2020 Photos

Visiting Nai-nai on Mother’s Day! (Maintaining distance)

Hot tub on Whidbey Island, Kaya, Gia, Ava, & cousin Eliot


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April Notes 2020

An April Weekend

This weekend we had the pleasure of going to Joane’s Fabrics to buy some crafts, and we waited 58 minutes in line…

58 minutes

We get in…and we have the store to ourselves (practically). It was more dangerous waiting in line than going into the store.

Ava & Kaya and an empty store


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March Notes 2020


Ava & Kaya w/Whidbey Island in the background.

With COVID-19 things have shut down quite a bit, pretty much all basketball has been cancelled/suspended. Thus the Powell family is spending a lot of time at home. Just two pictures for March.

Lady Mavs’ last practice, L to R: Maggie, Delina, Gia, Naomi, Jenna.

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