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Demar Cameron Sather

September 23, 1935 — March 30, 2024

DeMar Cameron Sather passed away at the age of 88 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington March 30th 2024. With his family by his side, he left this earth and entered heaven. 


DeMar was born on September 23rd 1935 to Cameron and Ramona Sather in Minot, North Dakota.


He graduated from Sanish Highschool in North Dakota in 1953. Attended Clark Community College in Vancouver, WA. And then graduated from the University of Washington in 1958. 


After college, he enlisted in the Army (infantry). Serving 6 months at Fort Riley, Kansas and 18 months in Sandhofen Germany 1958-1960.


 After his service in the military, DeMar met the love of his life Patricia Mellor. They were married on February 14th 1964 in Puyallup, Washington. DeMar and Pat moved to Seattle, Washington in 1964 and started their family. They raised 3 children- Mark, Scott and Ann on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. 


DeMar was employed at Time Oil Company for 35 years, retiring in 1999. During his employment at Time Oil, he became a CPA receiving his State of Washington CPA certificate in April of 1971. He also attended night school and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound in 1980.


After retiring, DeMar and Pat moved to Tucson, Arizona for 13 years, then back to the Pacific Northwest and settled on Bainbridge Island, WA. in 2013.


The Lutheran Church was very important in the life of DeMar. He was the treasurer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA., Our Savior and Lord of Grace in Tucson, AZ. He served the homeless in overnight shelters at Immanuel Lutheran in Seattle, Our Savior, Lord of Grace and Beautiful Savior in Tucson. DeMar was active in the Compass Housing Alliance in Seattle, serving as a volunteer in the mailroom and hygiene center.


DeMar loved his sports- Sonics basketball, Mariners Baseball, UW Huskies Football and Seahawks football. He loved to go on walks, hiking, overnight backpacking trips and camping with his family. DeMar and Pat loved to travel. They have enjoyed many adventures to many different countries and throughout the US.


He adored his wife Pat and was a very loving husband to her for 60 years. (They had just celebrated their 60th Anniversary on Valentine’s Day).


He was a very caring and loving father to his children. He was an incredibly involved Dad with all his kids’ sports and activities. He devoted most of his evenings and weekends running them all over Seattle to all of their different events (we kept him very busy).


DeMar was a man of faith. A kind, gracious, humble, generous and compassionate man. He always found the good in everyone. He loved to visit with everyone he came across and would truly listen to what they had to say.


DeMar loved and was so proud of each of his grandchildren Jon, Colt and Tyler Sutter, Cameron Sather and Kayleigh Campbell. He enjoyed watching them grow and succeed in life.


He is preceded in death by his parents Cameron and Ramona Sather and his son Mark Sather. He is survived by his wife Patricia Sather of Bainbridge Island, WA. His son Scott Sather of Tucson, AZ. His daughter Ann Sutter (Scott) of Spokane Valley, WA. His

brother Grant Sather of Vancouver, WA. 5 Grandchildren and 8 great- Grandchildren.


A Celebration Of DeMar’s Life will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge Island, WA on Sunday 

April 14th 2024 at 3:00pm with full military honors and reception to follow.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Compass Housing Alliance in Seattle, Washington


Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA 

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