Rose Maxine Shardelman

Rose Maxine (Mickie) Shardelman

Rose Maxine (Mickie) Shardelman

Rose Maxine (Mickie) Shardelman, born Nov. 14, 1916, passed away April 27, 2009.  Mickie was born in Sparta, Mo. to Marion and Rosa Bond.  She was raised in Picher, Ok. with her twin brother, Max, two sisters Nancy and Pearl and another brother, Ray.  In 1936, Mickie married Henry (Al) Shardelman.  Their first son, Francis (Jerry) Marion, was born in 1937.  The family later moved to Washington and settled in Redmond on Lake Sammamish.  Their second son, James Elvin, was born in 1945.  Shortly after his birth their older son, Jerry, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died in 1946, which was, of course, a devastating blow to the family and their friends.  In 1948 Al and Mickie bought a house in Kirkland which Mickie decorated as only she could do.  She was always busy being a good homemaker, helping family members and others in the community, was very active as den mother to Jim’s cub scout troop, and even filled in at the local bakery when asked by her friend, Vera Pakebush.  She had so many friends and helped so many people.  Al had a lot of health problems throughout their marriage and, after a work injury, suffered a stroke.  This left him unable to work so, in 1955, Mickie went job hunting for the first time in her life.  The NBofC in Kirkland hired her as a bookkeeper and she retired from there (then Bank of America) as head bookkeeper in 1978.  Mickie loved people, (especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren), clam digging at the ocean, reading, talking, writing wonderful, long letters, card playing, scrabble (with her friend Elphie Herbolshiemer), gardening, trees and cooking big elaborate dinners for family and friends.  Oh, and her yellow 1969 Mustang which she loved to take her grandsons on their paper routes in.  She even loved her daughter-in-law, Linda! 

 

Rose Maxine (Mickie) Shardelman

Rose Maxine (Mickie) Shardelman

 

 Maxine is survived by her son, Jim and his wife, Linda, three grandsons; Aaron (wife Jeannie), Arlyn (wife Marta), Gabe (wife Courtney), six great grandchildren; Ashley, Alexandra, Devin, Austin, Tatum and Camren.  Also in-laws Mike Shardelman and family, Betty Shardelman and family, Ida (Shardelman) Cluff and family and other extended family members.

We would like to thank Mickie’s many wonderful caregivers over the past few years, who made sure that she was well taken care of.

Remembrances may be made to your local food bank, the cancer society or other charity of your choice.

With Mickie’s love of the ocean, the family is planning to scatter her ashes there when the weather warms.

Updates will be posted at this site.  Thank you to all who loved Mickie too.  We will all miss her.

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