A Sacred Moment


Linda Bernheisel Hammett

October 19, 1941 - December 11, 2010

Linda Bernheisel Hammett, after a courageous, three year battle with ovarian cancer, passed away peacefully in her home on December 1, 2010.

She was born in Seattle to Ivan and Margery Bernheisel on October 19, 1941. Growing up in Seattle, many hours were enjoyed with her friends at her parents' home on Lake Washington. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School.

Linda was the consummate homemaker. She loved nothing better than to make sure her home was just right for her family. After the children were raised, Linda managed her husband's State Farm office until they retired. For the last fifteen years, summers were spent cruising around the inland waters from Olympia to Desolation Sound and beyond.

Linda is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kellie; brother, Lee Bernheisel of Carlton, WA; daughter Debora Mills (Greg) of Maple Valley, WA; son, Gregory Groesbeck (Cathie) of Lynnwood, WA; step-daughters, Lori Moloney (John) of Spokane, WA; Teri Wheeler (Terry) of Portland, OR; grandchildren Laura Taylor, Jamie Regis, Stephanie Ries, Chad Groesbeck, Kathleen Moloney, Brian Moloney, Jacquelyn Wheeler, Jennifer Wheeler.

The family would like to especially thank the doctors and nurses at Puget Sound Surgical Center, Swedish (Edmonds) Oncology, and the Providence Hospice team for their devotion to Linda's care.


There is a celebration service of Linda's life scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday December 20th at the Community Christian Fellowship Church.


Memorial donations may be made to Candlelighters (For Children with Cancer).


Looking into the portals of eternity

Looking into the portals of eternity teaches that the brotherhood of man is inspired by God's word; Then all prejudice of race vanishes away.

George Washington


Just as the Wave Cannot Exist

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.

Albert Schweitzer

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