Harriet Lorraine Bemis

Mar 23, 1918 – Nov 23, 2007

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Harriet Lorraine Cliff Bemis

Harriet Lorraine Bemis passed away Nov. 23, 2007 in Seattle, Washington at the home of her son Christopher Bemis. She was born March 23, 1918 in Juneau, Alaska to Frederick S. Cliff and Eunice Parker Cliff. She was preceded in death by her parents her sister Jessie Christopher, brother Charles Cliff and husband Albert W. Bemis.

She, her parents and sister Jessie came to Seattle when she was 9 months old where she has lived ever since. As a girl she was a member of the Rainbow Girls and a sewing club. She also was a Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout Troop.

Harriet graduated from Ballard High School. She worked at various jobs before she met and married Albert W. Bemis. They met at a dance at Parker’s Ballroom. They were married June 6, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. And were married until his death in December of 2000.

She enjoyed hiking, camping, flowers, gardening and music. She also had a love for animals, especially cats and dogs. She was hardly ever without one or the other.

Her grandchildren remember fondly how she loved and took care of them and will be miss her loving care. She always had a positive attitude and never spoke badly of anyone and will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her brother Albert Cliff, her 4 children Christopher Doris Bemis, Michael Jean Bemis, Byron Bemis, and Janice Alvin Metz, nine grandchildren Sheryll Larry Poe, Jennifer Brian Raby, Michelle Jeff Renati, Shannon Eric Davis, Daniel Bemis, Jacob Sonnenfeld, Thomas Sonnenfeld, Ryan Bemis and Dillon Bemis, 4 great grandchildren Alexander, Joshua and Melanie Davis and Olivia Renati.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007 at 1:00 at Washington Memorial Park 16445 International Blvd., Seatac, Washington 98188. A memorial will be held at a later date.


Doris E. Parker Onorato
Salem, IA
Nov 27, 2007

My deepest Sympathy,

Her Journey’s Just Begun

Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. Think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched for nothing ever loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much. E. Brenneman

"By Calling Us Home,

God is doing what any

Father would do He is

Providing a better

place to rest"

May God heal your broken hearts.

Love, Doris E. Parker Onorato

Salem, Iowa

Craig & Christy Cliff
Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 28, 2007

Connie Benjamin
Seattle, WA
Nov 28, 2007

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a special lady and was always so kind to me. I know the Lord is with you all during this difficult time.

God Bless You and give you His peace.

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