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John Thomas McBride

Born in Boise, Idaho on July 24, 1939
Passed away on Mon. May 1, 2017 and resided in Bellevue, Washington

Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Thu. June 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

John Thomas McBride, 77, of Bellevue, Washington passed unexpectedly on May 1, 2017.  John was born in Boise, Idaho to John and Margaret McBride on July 24, 1939.  After graduating from Meridian High School, in Boise, John served in the Navy for four years.  After his military service he attended Boise College.  While in college he met and married Arlene Kibby on February 19, 1961.  John and Arlene had two children in their nine years together: Scott, born in 1962 and Tonja, born in 1964.  After community college he worked construction doing road maintenance and later worked for a finance company where he met and married Carolyn.  John became a father to Carolyn’s sons, Bruce and Brian, and they relocated to Edmonds, Washington. He worked on the Alaska pipe line then on oil rigs in Venezuela and off the coast of Louisiana, finally retiring at the Boeing Company as a mechanic. 

John loved RVing, camping, fishing, hunting, and gardening, rock hounding and being with his family, friends and his furry friends.  He was a fun loving, very witty, smart person and always shared the best stories, jokes and one-liners!  He made us laugh and smile.  John Thomas McBride, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend will be sorely missed by all.  John was a lifetime member and very involved in the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation, WA where he volunteered and made many friends.  John is preceded in death by his father, John Edward McBride; mother, Margaret Helen McBride; sister, Mary Margaret Lorah; brother in law, Leon Evans; step son, Bruce Kelley and ex-wife Carolyn.  John is survived by his son, Scott Allen McBride (Angella, and their son, Joshua); daughter, Tonja Hill (Darren, and their children Sabrina Hill and Lauren DeLaurenti (Derek, and their children, Mia and Jayden); step daughter in law, Rochelle and her sons, Eric and Ryan; step son Brian (Susan, and their children Skyler and Peyton); sister Joan Evans; brother in law, Joe Lorah; and girlfriend, Carol Nelson.

The family of Tonja and Darren Hill and Scott and Angella McBride wish to extend our sincere thanks to Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA, and all our family and friends for your continued support during this hard time of our great loss.  Memorial may be given to, Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA  98014.  A grave side service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:30 sharp at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, Washington 98042 

 


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