Connie J Fink

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Connie J Fink

Longtime Kirkland resident Connie J Fink passed away peacefully at her home on June 19, 2017 after a courageous six-month battle with brain cancer. She was born on March 30, 1942 in Sisseton, South Dakota to Edna and Robert McLean.

Connie married Hylton Fink in February, 1962 and they resided in Redmond, WA where they had three children. They divorced in 1984 and remained friends throughout the years.

Connie enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. The flowers she grew were beautiful. Connie was a homemaker until her children were in school.

In the late 1970’s, Connie started working at Physio Control and in September, 1988 she worked at the Boeing Company until she retired in December, 2007.

Family was important to Connie. She was her children’s number one fan when son Jerry raced motocross and then all of her children raced cars with the Foreign Stock Car Racing Association (FSCRA). Later, son Jerry went on to race with the Northwest Tour and Connie would be at every race bringing sandwiches and making her famous cookies for Jerry and his pit crew.

Then came the grandchildren. Granddaughter Miranda started to compete in gymnastics. Connie would go to all of the gymnastic meets and cheer-on Miranda. Connie was Miranda’s biggest fan and is very proud of the young lady that she has become. There were also a variety of activities that Connie attended for grandsons Riley and Connor, in which she is very proud of the young men that they have become.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Edna McLean and brother Roger McLean.

She is survived by her daughter Teresa and her husband Bill of Everett, WA, her son Gerald and his wife Pamela of Everett, WA and her daughter Charlette and her husband Gary of Arlington, WA and three grandchildren Miranda, Riley and Connor and a sister Barbara (Cookie) of Oakville, WA and nephew Steven Austin.

Connie is also survived by Charlie Dresen, Jill (Gentry) Frost and Julie (Gentry) Cohen who were very special to her.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at the various Seattle Cancer Care Alliance sites, Evergreen Hospital and Evergreen Hospice for making her treatments, stays and final days the best possible. Her love of life and positive outlook on everything will be greatly missed by all.

8 Responses to “Connie J Fink”

  • Michele Meith says:

    I knew your Mom through Zumba at Peter Kirk Community Center. She always had a friendly smile for everyone. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.

  • Teresa Alseth says:

    Dear Mom, It has been six months since you left us though it seems like only yesterday. We think of you and miss you everyday. Until we meet again – Love you always, Teresa

  • Joan Wilde says:

    Thank you so very much for the beautiful card, thoughts,pic of the Legacy bench and memory card. You made my day. Connie was my Zumba Gold student at Peter Kirk for several years. She always had a beautiful smile, and enjoyed herself so much. It was a joy to know her. She was an awesome dancer and you might not have known….but her favorite Zumba song was “HeyAlicia”. I am including the link but it might not come thru. If not, go to YouTube and search Hey Alicia Zumba song. It will make you smile.
    Joan Wilde

  • Julie Brumbaugh says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. I worked with Connie for many years at the Boeing Company and worked next to her as a former on various planes throughout the years. I knew a fellow named Jimmy thru mountain biking and she also knew him thru car racing so we had lots to talk about. I was in Yakima one weekend and Jerry was racing so I took my friend and we went and watched and got to meet Jerry and watch the race with Connie and family. It was a really special time for me.

  • sandy cook says:

    I am so sorry to see she passed. I worked with Connie for many years at Boeing. I was sorry we lost touch, she made a big impact in my life and I think of her often.

  • Miranda McGinnis says:

    Miss you grandma! Wish you were here still to meet my children but they have a guardian angel watching over them 🙂 – your favorite granddaughter Miranda

  • Jesse Gilliam says:

    Hello! I saw your mom’s birthday commemoration today on the Sammamish Trail. Thank you for the flower, it brightened my day – and thank you for letting us all learn more about a someone who seemed like a wonderful woman.

  • Heidi Brenneman says:

    I always loved my Aunt Connie. When family started moving away from each other, it was a big loss in my life. I remember fondly all of the get togethers at the house in Redmond when growing up. If you’re reading this, cousins, know that I cared. My best to everyone. I hope Uncle Hylton is doing well.

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