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Official Obituary of

Pauline Clara Wasson

January 27, 1936 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Pauline Wasson Obituary

Pauline Wasson of Gig Harbor, Washington passed away peacefully on February 28th at Garden Terrace Healthcare Center of Federal Way, WA.

Pauline was born January 27, 1936 to the late Karl and Josephine (Ritter) Kirsch on their farm in Winamac, Indiana. She was a first generation American as her parents had immigrated from Germany. She graduated from Winamac High School and continued her education at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette, Indiana, graduating as a registered nurse in 1956. Pauline married John N. Wasson on December 27, 1956. Their marriage lasted 62 years before Jack passed away in 2019.

Pauline retired from nursing to be with her husband as he traveled for work. Her last job was as a critical care nurse at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. She raised 3 children and made supporting all of their activities look easy. Pauline loved to garden and quilt, learning the art of Hawaiian quilting from Auntie Debbie Kakalia at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI. Between traveling with Jack for his job and vacationing together, they traveled to all seven continents. 

Pauline is survived by son: J. Kimo Wasson (Diana), Federal Way, WA and daughters: Rose M. Swift (Gary), Gardnerville, NV and E. Ilima Brainard (Thomas), Federal Way, WA; 4 grandchildren: Jamie Swift, Harley Swift (Jade), Nick Brainard, and Kim Brainard.

Church service will be held at St. Nicholas Church in Gig Harbor, WA on May 22, 2024 and in the near future there will be a private memorial in Hawaii, where Pauline will be inurned by her husband's side. 

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