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Darwin George Paskett

October 27, 1942June 10, 2019
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Darwin George Paskett, age 76, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019. Darwin was born October 27, 1942 to Robert and Beth (Craner) Paskett in Burley, Idaho, the second of five children. Darwin attended school in Everett, WA, graduating from Everett High School in 1961. He was a state football champion and went to state in track and field. He is a graduate of Edmonds Community College and Central Washington University. He married Judith Helen Beeston of Everett Washington on May 19, 1966 in the Idaho Falls temple. They are the parents of 3 precious daughters. Darwin served his country from 1965-1969 in the United States Army. He deployed to Vietnam from 1966-1967 on a combat tour. He was proud to serve his country which he loved so much. He found great love, support and healing from his fellow Vietnam veterans. He was a property manager and nursing home administrator prior to 21 years of working for GTE in sales and marketing. He ended his career path as the TeleServices Director at the UW Medical Center. Darwin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in numerous capacities throughout his life. He served a two- and half-year mission in Helsinki, Finland from 1963-1965. He loved the people there and sought out opportunities to continue speaking the language long after his mission. His missionary service of bringing people to Christ was a defining characteristic. Darwin had the gift to connect with others and see into their hearts. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. Darwin’s greatest love and concern was for his family. He worked tirelessly to provide a comfortable life for his wife and daughters. He took pride in improving his yard and the neighborhood. He loved working with his hands and was inventive with numerous creations. Darwin was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Beth Paskett. He is survived by his wife, Judy Paskett, his three daughters, Julie (Rhett) Brown of Everett, WA; Janna (Brian) Runolfson of Spanish Fork, UT; and Jodi Williams of Redmond, WA. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren, Taylor (Emily) Brown, Jared (Morgan) Brown, Spencer (Christie) Brown, Jenna (Jake) Wade, Nate Brown, Tanner Paskett (Kasey) Runolfson, Nicholas Runolfson, Noah Runolfson, Emma Runolfson, Jackson Darwin Williams, Kate Williams and Max Williams. He was the great grandpa of 6 great grandchildren, Elise Brown, McKenna Brown, James Brown, Chase Brown, Marley Brown and Jackson Darwin Brown. He leaves one brother, Dwayn (Anne) Paskett of Roosevelt, UT, and three sisters, Connie (Dave) Lewis of Salem, UT; Betty (Charlie) Patrick of So. Weber, UT; and Rosemary (Glen) Tingey of Grouse Creek, UT. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel 9509 19th Ave. SE Everett, WA 98208 Arrangements entrusted to Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors will follow the funeral services

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Vella Hudson

June 20, 2019

Grant and I have known Darwin and Judy for many years and have loved being around them. Darwin was there when I needed a job after Grant’s first heart attack. It was a hard time for our family but his kindness made things easier for us. We loved his sense of humor and smile. We miss him and look forward to seeing him again.
Love you,
Grant and Vella

Mary Bjorneby

June 18, 2019

Darwin will forever be the friend/neighbor that had a twinkle in his eye for everyone with a smile that would warm your heart. His service to my mom for almost 40 years, to me as a friend for over 20 years is endless and forever etched in my mind and heart. The void that is felt and left is softened knowing that he is now continuing to serve others that have previously passed on...my mom especially! I'll forever see him with a headset on, work gloves & protective goggles, while wielding his leave blower cleaning up our backyard from all the cedar branches/needles that covered our back patio. Much love to Judy, my sweet friend, and his daughters who all mean the world to me.

Amy Ogden

June 17, 2019

Len and I are so grateful for our friendship with Judy and Darwin. Being friends with Judy and Darwin you fell like you are their best friends. They are so kind and loving and always thinking of others rather than themselves. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the rest of the family at this time. It is a time of grief but also one of great joy knowing this separation will be but a short one. We look forward to continuing our friendship well into eternity. Love to all of you.

Denae Bastian

June 17, 2019

We know the void created by Darwin’s passing is huge and we are so sorry for your loss!!! We send our love in abundance and pray that the tender mercies of the Lord will be there to help you.

My memories of Darwin and Judy are that the two were connected at the hip whenever they could be. They worked together as a team and that was such a good example to the rest of us! They both greeted each person they met with a smile and with warmth and with interest. I’ve always wished I could be more like them. They know how to talk to children, they know how to talk to teenagers, and they know how to talk to young parents, middle aged parents, and empty-nesters. I don’t know too many others who can do that so well. They have provided three generations of family members that have created wonderful memories for my family. We will be forever grateful for our association with you and for your example of Christlike love! Darwin, we miss you! Judy, we are here for you!

Cordell Vail

June 12, 2019

Darwin was a wonderful friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was one of the best missionaries who ever served in Finland and was a fellow Vietnam Veteran. Few have equaled the good he as done in the lives of so many. Good bye our dear friend until we meet again.
Cordell and Janice Vail

Adam Franks

June 11, 2019

I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Darwin's passing and my condolences go out to all his family. I first met Darwin when I was a teen, when he worked with my father at GTE years ago. He always proved to be an incredibly serving man, who tried after my own father's death almost 4 years ago, to provide fatherly advice from time to time. At my father's memorial he spoke such loving and comforting words, and it is my hope that others can impart similar comfort to his family at this time. He and I also had a shared sense of humor and sometimes seemed to be the only ones, who understood some of my quips. I will miss him.

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Biography

Darwin George Paskett, age 76, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019.
Darwin was born October 27, 1942 to Robert and Beth (Craner) Paskett in Burley, Idaho, the second of five children. Darwin attended school in Everett, WA, graduating from Everett High School in 1961. He was a state football champion and went to state in track and field. He is a graduate of Edmonds Community College and Central Washington University.
He married Judith Helen Beeston of Everett Washington on May 19, 1966 in the Idaho Falls temple. They are the parents of 3 precious daughters.
Darwin served his country from 1965-1969 in the United States Army. He deployed to Vietnam from 1966-1967 on a combat tour. He was proud to serve his country which he loved so much. He found great love, support and healing from his fellow Vietnam veterans.
He was a property manager and nursing home administrator prior to 21 years of working for GTE in sales and marketing. He ended his career path as the TeleServices Director at the UW Medical Center.
Darwin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in numerous capacities throughout his life. He served a two- and half-year mission in Helsinki, Finland from 1963-1965. He loved the people there and sought out opportunities to continue speaking the language long after his mission. His missionary service of bringing people to Christ was a defining characteristic. Darwin had the gift to connect with others and see into their hearts. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger.
Darwin’s greatest love and concern was for his family. He worked tirelessly to provide a comfortable life for his wife and daughters. He took pride in improving his yard and the neighborhood. He loved working with his hands and was inventive with numerous creations.
Darwin was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Beth Paskett.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Paskett, his three daughters, Julie (Rhett) Brown of Everett, WA; Janna (Brian) Runolfson of Spanish Fork, UT; and Jodi Williams of Redmond, WA. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren, Taylor (Emily) Brown, Jared (Morgan) Brown, Spencer (Christie) Brown, Jenna (Jake) Wade, Nate Brown, Tanner Paskett (Kasey) Runolfson, Nicholas Runolfson, Noah Runolfson, Emma Runolfson, Jackson Darwin Williams, Kate Williams and Max Williams. He was the great grandpa of 6 great grandchildren, Elise Brown, McKenna Brown, James Brown, Chase Brown, Marley Brown and Jackson Darwin Brown. He leaves one brother, Dwayn (Anne) Paskett of Roosevelt, UT, and three sisters, Connie (Dave) Lewis of Salem, UT; Betty (Charlie) Patrick of So. Weber, UT; and Rosemary (Glen) Tingey of Grouse Creek, UT.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel 9509 19th Ave. SE Everett, WA 98208
Arrangements entrusted to Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery.