Roy John DeBoer was born on July 23, 1936 in Bellingham, and died on March, 02, 2020 at Harrison Hospital Bremerton. He is succeeded by his wife of nearly 60 years, Bea DeBoer, sister Edie Mitchell, his children Nicole and David DeBoer, grandchildren Devlan Miller, Alena Wolff, Brent Miller, Jullianna Miller, Ericka Michel, Danika DeBoer, and great-grandchild Louis Michel.
Not only was Roy a devoted family member, but he also committed himself to the Kitsap community where he served as an English teacher at South Kitsap High School from 1963 until 1972. He also served as Vice Principal of Burley Glenwood in Port Orchard and as Principal of David Wolfle Elementary in Kingston.
After his career of teaching at the high school, Roy started and was director of the Indian Education Program of South Kitsap School District in 1973 until 1978. This program is still continuing to support the Native American community in SKSD today. Roy was a kind, thoughtful, and extremely fun and witty man. He will be missed by all who knew him. A private family graveside will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at Lummi Nation Cemetery. Please join his friends and family in the celebration of his life on Saturday, March 21st at 11am at First Lutheran Community Church in Port Orchard.
- Date & Time: Mar 10, 2020 (no time)
- Venue: Lummi Nation Cemetery
- Location: Bellingham, WA
- Date & Time: Mar 21, 2020 (11 AM)
- Venue: First Lutheran Community Church
- Location: Port Orchard, WA
- Time: no time