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Carol Mae  Hammersla
September 19, 1925
Gary, Indiana
October 11, 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Bunny Hammersla

Born Carol Mae Gillett in Gary, Indiana, on September 19, 1925, Bunny Hammersla died peacefully in Seattle on October 11, 2017, after a brief illness.  Her father’s work with Standard Oil took the family around the Great Lakes, so she was raised in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  After Bunny graduated from high school in Superior, Wisconsin, the family moved first to Orcas Island and then to Bellingham.

In 1949, Bunny married Bill Hammersla, a Seattle native and then a University of Washington accounting student (who later worked at Safeco Corporation from 1953 through 1986).  Bunny and Bill lived first on a houseboat on Lake Union, then migrated north, ultimately settling in Edmonds in 1958.  Bill died in 2012, after he and Bunny had been married more than 63 years.  In 2015, Bunny moved to Seattle, where she lived first at Bayview Manor and then at The Terraces at Skyline.

Bunny started painting in childhood.  A...

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Edmonds Senior Center or to the Swedish Medical Center Foundation.


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