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Cornelia Todd

d. May 27, 2009

passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA with her husband and two sons at her side.Born in Port Gamble, WA to Mary Delle Buitenveld Duclos and Lester O. Duclos on May 2, 1942, Connie attended Elementary and Middle School on Bainbridge Island, WA. She received her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona in California and completed her Masters in Education from Seattle University. She married Henry S. Todd in 1962 and resided in Covina, CA until 1977 when she returned to Bainbridge Island with her family.Connie's professional career spanned nearly 35 years as a North Kitsap school teacher, North Mason school counselor and later in private practice counseling adults on Bainbridge Island. She cherished her family vacations, made the most of her annual "sister trips", and found comfort in her ritual five mile daily walk along Crystal Springs. Connie loved gardening, journaling, reading and was also an avid cook. Her circle of friends in her book club brought her joy and laughter over the years. Connie's love of life extended to include beach walks with her grandchildren and various travel adventures with her husband Hank. Connie was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Hank Todd of Bainbridge Island, her sons Greg (Susan Veterane) Todd of Edmonds and Steve (Denise Melton) Todd of Bainbridge Island; sisters Leslie (Lee) Graham of Bartlesville, OK and Vicki Monahan (Fred Gross) of San Diego, CA. Grandchildren: Leah and Molly Todd and Gabriel and Andrea Todd. Nieces: Wendy Machleit, Lisa Graham Despain, Laura Graham Hamilton, Erica Graham Smith, Meagin Scott and many grand nieces and nephews. Connie is preceded in death by her mother Mary Delle Duclos, father Lester O. Duclos, step mother Vera McPoland Duclos and sister, Tanya Machleit.Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church on Bainbridge Island, Washington. A reception in the church hall will follow.The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center or a charitable organization of your choice.

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