Vern Chase (1933-2018) – Sun. Nov. 11, 2018

I received a notice from Barbara Chase, my dearest friend since we were sophomores in high school in Oakland 69 years ago, that her husband Vern departed this earth at midnight this morning. He died at home in Edmonds, WA, where they had lived since retirement. Vern had suffered from Parkinson’s, and Barbara was told about a week ago that his system was shutting down, but because his heart and lungs were strong, they didn’t expect the end to come so quickly.

When Barb and Vern were first married in 1960, Vern worked for Flying Tiger Air Freight Lines. He was always so enthusiastic about his jobs. He subsequently worked for the port of Portland where they raised their 3 children, Tom, Jeanne, and Dave. They retired to Edmonds, just north of Seattle, because Jeanne and Dave had moved there. Tom was in town from Pennsylvania just a couple of weeks ago for a 10 day visit with Vern and Barb.

Below is a picture of Barb and Vern on our front patio when they stopped for a visit to see Erin when she was on hospice in 2012.

Barb Erin Vern June 18, 2012.

Farewell, dear friend.
Barbara

4 thoughts on “Vern Chase (1933-2018) – Sun. Nov. 11, 2018

  1. Barbara Chase November 11, 2018 at 22:00 Reply

    Thanks so much,Barb. I remember that stop with Erin. Our distance made such stops too rare. We always loved Erin.

  2. Janet November 11, 2018 at 22:19 Reply

    Condolences 😢

  3. George and Sharon November 12, 2018 at 15:49 Reply

    Barbara, you have such a large family and a jillion friends. Sharan

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  4. Nancy Bill Barnard November 15, 2018 at 11:02 Reply

    Oh Barbara, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend.

    Hugs
    N

    Sent from my iPhone

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