Gene Harold Tubbs July 9, 1935-Feb. 14, 2021

K (Kathryn) Jeanne Tubbs October 3, 1945- March 30,2021

In Memory of:

Gene Harold Tubbs, age 85, of Upper Wenatchee Valley, crossed over peacefully with his wife K by his side on February 14, 2021. Gene was born on July 9, 1935 to Lloyd & Louise (Bertram) (Miller) Tubbs in Edwall, Washington. His father was employed by Great Northern Railway which soon brought them to live in Scenic, Washington. Gene graduated from Skykomish High after helping win the State Basketball Championship in 1954.

Gene was the middle child of two siblings; Sharon (Decker) & Duane Tubbs (both deceased). Growing up Gene was always a hard worker, working for the Railway shoveling snow in the winter and Forest Service in the summer.

Married and then divorced in 1972, he was given custody of the 3 children; Edward, Barbara & Milo. Then after marrying K Goman in 1974 had two stepchildren Marci & Tracy.

Gene was a wonderful husband to K, and a great father too. He loved to hike, bike, boat, explore, mine for gold, loved being in the woods, and always had a good joke to tell. His true love for life though was his wife K. He has been known to say the best thing he ever did in his lifetime was to marry K. It truly showed when you saw them together

Survived by his wife K, by only 44 days; his son Edward Tubbs of California; daughter Barbara Laymance of Blewett Pass; and stepdaughter Marci Muth of Leavenworth, WA.

 

K (Kathryn) Jeanne Tubbs (Funk; Goman) age 75, left us to be with the Lord on March 30, 2021. She went peacefully with her daughter Marci by her side as they made the 'End of Life decision' while at Central Washington Hospital.  This only 44 days after her husband Gene passed on Valentine's Day.

K was born October 3, 1945 in Bellingham, WA. to Ralph & Adelaide Funk, she was the youngest of 3 children. Brother Tom of Bellingham and sister Peggy (deceased). In 1963 she graduated from Everett High School, then attended Everett Jr. College for Business, Accounting, and Mathematics. She lived in Custer, Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Edmonds, Wenatchee and Blewett Pass area. She married W. James Goman in 1964 and had 2 children; Marci & Tracy, then became a single mom. In 1974 K married Gene Tubbs and acquired 3 stepchildren;  Edward, Barbara & Milo.

K was an unbelievably kind woman who always put everyone else’s needs in front of her own. She had the unique ability to see things from another person's perspective. A wonderful quality as a terrific wife, mother, grandma, friend, co-worker etc. K was an artist, astronomer, bookkeeper, a great Christian, avid lover of nature and travel and she just appreciated the beauty of all things around her. Also known as the hat lady.  She will be missed greatly by family, friends and her many fans.

Survived by her brother Tom and his wife Diane Funk of Bellingham; daughter Marci Muth, Leavenworth; Stepson Eddie Tubbs, California; and stepdaughter Barb Laymance, Blewett Pass.

Gene and K met through PWP- Parents without Partners. They were married in 1974 at the Alps in Tumwater Canyon, hosted by Archie and Ester Marlin, it was a family affair to say the least.  Just the right amount of kids to make up the wedding party.  Before the ceremony their canoe tipped over on a trip to honeymoon island just above the dam.  It was known as "A Wet Wedding" and that was only the beginning to all the adventures they shared in the next 46 years. They managed a KOA campground in Vantage, WA. Built and ran a restaurant in Dryden called Tracy's place.  Named after Tracy as he was tragically hit and killed on his bike, by a car on Blewett Pass in 1978 on his 11th birthday.  Their love held them together and the strong relationship with God that they both came to know since meeting. Their faith was tested again in 2001 when they lost Milo at age 38. They did a lot of traveling, (this picture) from their Hawaii trip. They had a boat. They bought property on Sprague Lake where family get-togethers were always fun. Gene and his friend Jim had a gold mine. They attended the Skykomish Old Timers picnic yearly, and always looked forward to seeing their old friends. They belonged to the Cashmere Baptist Church, were devout Christians and continued attending until their health kept them from such. Also survived by them are their many grandchildren, great grandchildren and even a great great granddaughter.

Services will be held at the Cashmere Baptist Church on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10 a.m.  You are invited to view this service for Gene & K live by joining the churches website via facebook.

 

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