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Yarington's/White Center Funeral Home

10708 16Th Ave Sw, Seattle, WA

OBITUARY

Deanna Cecilia McIntyre

February 8, 1938July 19, 2019
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Deanna Cecilia Buss McIntyre was called to God on July 19, 2019. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones after over a decade long struggle with lymphoma. She was born February 8,1938 to Christine and Samual Buss in Watertown, SD. She graduated from Florence High School with honors and went on to graduate from Presentation College of Nursing in 1959. She married and moved to Seattle, WA in 1962. She began working as an RN at Doctors Hospital and St. Cabrini Hospital in the early days of what would become Critical Care Nursing. She later took a position at Burien General Hospital (later Highline Community Hospital) in 1967 and eventually became The Unit Coordinator of The Coronary Care Unit until her retirement in 2003. In 1975 she was the recipient of the first “Excellence In Nursing Practice Award” given by the King County Nurses Association. She was loved by her patients, respected by her colleagues one of whom stated “ Never has a patient had less than her best care”. Deanna taught advanced coronary care classes to her staff educating them on the latest in research, medication and diagnostic procedures being used for their coronary patients. She was responsible for many innovations in care and did community outreach and taught classes for former patients and their families that had suffered heart attacks. The classes encompassed everything from nutrition, medications and the emotional impact of suffering a coronary. In the late 1970’s she was tapped to give advice and training to an expansion of the Medic 1 program called Medic 4 in the Highline Community. She used to say after training the teams that Seattle was the safest place to have a heart attack. She loved spending time with her family, was an avid reader and enjoyed long road trips. She is survived by her devoted husband Bob McIntyre, Daughters Kristi Williams, Lisa Williams-Corr, son-in-law Andre Corr, her wonderful grandson who she adored with all of her heart Quentin Harrison Corr, and her only sister Virginia Vavricka and multiple nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Repast Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 2, 2019

Memories

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Dexter Mitchell

August 13, 2019

The thing that I stood out whenever I was in Deanna's space was her warmth. She could give you good news and she could give you not so good news and you would walk away feeling just fine. I believe in her profession, it's called good "bedside manor". She had that in spades! I remember this so vividly from when I was working with Kristi on her first home purchase. Deanna played such an integral role when it came to negotiations. We didn't always agree on what was the best path but we figured it out and I always walked away feeling like there was mutual respect and having felt a sense of accomplishment. She just had a way of making you feel important. I will always remember that. I hope to be, as a human and as a professional, someone who can exhibit that same bedside manor, as naturally as she did. To Lisa and Kristi, Mothers are precious. I have no words other than allow the time that passes to lessen your shock, sadness, and the heaviness that you are feeling right now. I know that it can happen, as it has been an ongoing process for me. Five years ago, my mother was taken from me by the same hideous disease that has taken Deanna from all of us. Peace to you, your family, and the countless people who have been touched by your mother. Dexter

Marilou Vavricka

August 11, 2019

The first time I met Deanna (my mother-in-laws beloved sister) I was just barely 18 years old.

The first thing I noticed were her big soulful eyes and secondly her unique melodic voice.

My first impression was; she's nice, I like her, and she is fun.

In all of 45 years I did not have any one on one time with Deanna, just big family gatherings. Regardless of how long visits might be between these gatherings, seeing her and the girls and later Bob were always such enjoyable times and remembered fondly, by Kim, Zach and myself.

Deanna left us with these lasting memories:
She dearly loved her family and was greatly loved back.
She believed in helping others selflessly and was a quiet hero.






Kenneth Roy

August 3, 2019

To Lisa and the family, moms will truly be miss! I'll miss seeing her at all the events. I love you all and will be praying for you. Let me know if there is anything I can do!

Love
Ken Roy

Sue Antonsen

August 2, 2019

My dearest Deanna we have shared every aspect of life together from marriages to births to divorce to the deaths of our beloved mothers and to remarriage and death of spouses. We held each other’s hands and Dried each other’s tears always understanding our deepest sorrow and greatest joy. We laughed our selves silly and fought like two sisters always forgiving and always loving each other in the end. I will miss our calls in the evening just to say good night and to tell each other we loved each other .. I know you are at peace now and your suffering is over which helps me to accept this very big hole in my heart. Your friend in life, your friend in eternity. I love you, Sue

Virginia Vavricka

August 1, 2019

Deanna,
For 8 years I prayed for a baby sister, and my prayers were answered when you arrived. You were the best baby sister I could ever hope for. I loved raising you and watching you accomplish amazing things throughout your life. Love, Love and more love Ginny

Celina Kershner

August 1, 2019

I give much respect to a woman of brave heart. I remember Deanna as one of the most supportive advocates for my mother before she passed away in the hospital. Deanna was not afraid to stand up to a team of doctors and nurses and express her concern in the most graceful and intelligent way. Deanna had a beautiful understanding of people that shined in her presence.... Deanna is angel and will be forever in our hearts . Rest In Peace... I love you Deanna!

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Grandma and her itsy bitsy boy

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Love

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Forever love

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Grandma and her itsy bitsy boy

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Love

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Forever love

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Soulmates

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In remission the first time

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South Dakota beauty

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Fun times

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Walking

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Karen and Deanna