Gary Edward Ransbottom
July 25, 1941 – September 30, 2019
Gary passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 at Providence Hospital, in Everett, surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Elk Falls, Kansas. He moved to Arlington, Wa. at the age of 18 where he would continue to live throughout his life.
Shortly after moving to Arlington he went to work at Buse Timber where he was employed for over 40 years.
Gary loved hunting, fishing and crabbing, playing cribbage, and spending time at his cabin in Winthrop with friends and family. The most important thing in his life was his family and was always there for them to offer unconditional love and support.
Gary is survived by wife Judy of 60 years; three daughters: Tammy Jacobs (Benny), Sheryl Miller (Mike). and Vicki Bohannon (Gary); Six Grandchildren, Jamie (Joe), Whitney (Cory), Blake (Kaitlynn), Kyle (Jen), Jessica, and Josh; Six Great Grandchildren, Jaea, Jensen, Hudson, Nolan, Wyatt, Caelynn
A Celebration in his memory will be on October 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Peace Lutheran Church in Silvana, WA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity.
Celebration of Life
Peace Lutheran Church
1717 Larson Road
Gary Edward Ransbottom
October 14, 2019
Denny and I have many fond memories of Gary. We were their guests at their Winthrop cabin several times, they visited our Stuart Is cabin also. We shared many football games with them watching grandson Blake play football in high school and at PLU. We often drove down to the PLU games together ( if I remember correctly, we never took the same route). Gary loved being with his family. One special time comes to mind when Gary opened his home and heart to us was when we were losing Denny's mom and our son and family drove up from Calif. to see her for the last time. It was Thanksgiving and Gary and just very graciously inviteded us to eat with them . Gary was so sweet and such a great host. We will miss this loving kind man. Love to his beautiful wife and family. Denny and June.
Shelby Burke (Sherrill)
October 5, 2019
Gary and Judy will forever be a part of my most favorite people in the world. Judy babysit me for all of my younger years and I have very fond memories of Gary when he would come home from Buse (smelling like wood products) about the same time I would get picked up by my parents (I was usually the last kid to get picked up). Gary, Judy, and I would sit in the living room and watch Judge Judy or the news until I would go home. He was a wonderful and kind man! Prayers, comfort and love to the Ransbottom family.