OBITUARY

Jack Edmund Gobel

November 14, 1932August 30, 2018
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On Thursday, August 30, 2018 Jack Gobel born Nov. 14, 1932, an expert fly fisherman, and avid outdoorsman, died leaving behind, many who joined him in his adventures. His beloved wife Betty Gobel, to whom he was married 67 years, and with whom he would also partner with in 1974 opening the Tupperware distributorship in Everett, WA.

As the family reflects over the years, it was 5 years ago this month when their oldest daughter, Debbie preceded him in death.

Jack would share his hobby of fly fishing with his oldest Son Kurt, taking him to Christmas Island and would in kind then take his youngest son Scott to Alaska on a fishing adventure.

Jack leaves behind many fly fishing friends, with them now are passed on the skills and memories of the years spent perfecting each cast. However, now even the expert fisherman is perfected in every way in heaven. All he ever wanted to know about fishing or the species that he studied, is no longer a mystery. Jack loved to learn and took every hobby he pursued to its highest form of excellence.

When Jack developed macular degeneration, he never let that stop him in the pursuit of his mastery at any given subject, ordering audio books on line through talking books for the blind. If the subject matter was not available, then he would persist in finding someone to help him research what was on his mind.

He was known as Daddy to some, and Grand-Dad, and Pa-Pa to others, carrying a pocket full of jelly beans, preforming silly tricks that thrilled the youngest of his 10 grandchildren. However you knew him, your life was certainly impacted as a result.

Betty, and family wants to invite our friends to the memorial Service to be held at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery at 10:00 am on Thursday, Sept. 6th 2018. Reception to follow.

The family’s heartfelt desire would be to see others benefit from talking book for the blind as much as Jack did. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Washington Talking Books 2021 9th Ave Seattle, WA. 98129.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, September 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jack Edmund Gobel

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Linda & Ray Tognotti

September 5, 2018

Dear Betty,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your lifetime partner, Jack.
There would never be enough room to capture the many memories we share as friends. So much fun and so many laughs and sharing in many successes of life.
We are so sorry we cannot be there to celebrate Jack's full and adventurous life with you. We will definitely be there in spirit remembering Jack.
We will make a donation in his memory as suggested.
Take care Betty and may you find comfort in the endless wonderful memories that you made together.
Please stay in touch and let us know when there might be an opportunity to get together.
We love you,
Linda & Ray

Zack Gobel

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Zack Gobel

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Jelly bean time

Zack Gobel

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Granddad telling to the story of Sacajawea to the great grandkids

Zack Gobel

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More Jelly Beans

Zack Gobel

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Christen kissing her new Granddad in-law. They loved to challenge each other. He loved to challenge her knowledge and she loved to challenge his patients. He will be missed.

Zack Gobel

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Zack Gobel

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Olivia Meeting her Great grandparents for the first time

Zack Gobel

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Granddad, Grandma, Zack, and Christen

Zack Gobel

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Ken and Granddad

Biography

On Thursday, August 30, 2018 Jack Gobel born Nov. 14, 1932, an expert fly fisherman, and avid outdoorsman, died leaving behind, many who joined him in his adventures. His beloved wife Betty Gobel, to whom he was married 67 years, and with whom he would also partner with in 1974 opening the Tupperware distributorship in Everett, WA.

As the family reflects over the years, it was 5 years ago this month when their oldest daughter, Debbie preceded him in death.
Jack would share his hobby of fly fishing with his oldest Son Kurt, taking him to Christmas Island and would in kind then take his youngest son Scott to Alaska on a fishing adventure.

Jack leaves behind many fly fishing friends, with them now are passed on the skills and memories of the years spent perfecting each cast. However, now even the expert fisherman is perfected in every way in heaven. All he ever wanted to know about fishing or the species that he studied, is no longer a mystery.

Jack loved to learn and took every hobby he pursued to its highest form of excellence.
When Jack developed macular degeneration, he never let that stop him in the pursuit of his mastery at any given subject, ordering audio books on line through talking books for the blind. If the subject matter was not available, then he would persist in finding someone to help him research what was on his mind.

He was known as Daddy to some, and Grand-Dad, and Pa-Pa to others, carrying a pocket full of jelly beans, preforming silly tricks that thrilled the youngest of his 10 grandchildren.

However you knew him, your life was certainly impacted as a result.

Betty, and family wants to invite our friends to the memorial Service to be held at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery at 10:00 am on Thursday, Sept. 6th 2018. Reception to follow.

The family’s heartfelt desire would be to see others benefit from talking book for the blind as much as Jack did. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Washington Talking Books 2021 9th Ave Seattle, WA. 98129.