John Bruce "Jack" Sutherland III

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
in Lacey at 3 pm on May 7
with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood.

 

John Bruce "Jack" Sutherland III, 96, of Lacey, formerly of Bothell, passed away April 24.  He was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Chicago, IL, to John B. and Margaret P. Sutherland.  He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA, the University of Illinois (B.S.), and Washington State College (M.S.). On Oct. 5, 1941, he married Lois K Larner in Warsaw, IL. He served as an officer in the 10th Cavalry Regiment (the Buffalo Soldiers) and then in the Army Air Corps in Australia and New Guinea.  He worked for 35 years as an engineering manager at Boeing. 

Jack served the Boy Scouts of America as Cubmaster, as leader of Boy Scout hikes across the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, as founder and Skipper of the Bothell Sea Scout Ship "Wanderlust", and as District Commissioner, starting several new Cub Scout packs.  In 1968, he was awarded the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to the Chief Seattle Council of the BSA. 

His twelve years of service on the Northshore School Board (Bothell) included a term as chairman; he also served as chairman of the Men's Club of the Northshore Senior Center. More recently, he established the Sutherland Family Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, and in 2014 he was named to the Northshore School District Wall of Honor. 

Jack was a faithful member of the Bothell United Methodist Church and St. Andrew's UMC in Lacey.  Other interests included sailing, canoeing, home construction, and tree farming; he served as president of the Upper Puget Sound chapter of the Washington Farm Forestry Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois, his brother Robert G. Sutherland, his sister Margaret Sutherland Couch, and his son Robert F. Sutherland.  Survivors include his son, John B. Sutherland IV (Fatemeh), of White Hall, AR, and his daughter, Janet L. Sutherland, of Bremen, Germany. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Lacey at 3 pm on May 7 with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood.

John Bruce "Jack" Sutherland III, 96, of Lacey, formerly of Bothell, passed away April 24.  He was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Chicago, IL, to John B. and Margaret P. Sutherland.  He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA, the University of Illinois (B.S.), and Washington State College (M.S.). On Oct. 5, 1941, he married Lois K Larner in Warsaw, IL. He served as an officer in the 10th Cavalry Regiment (the Buffalo Soldiers) and then in the Army Air Corps in Australia and New Guinea.  He worked for 35 years as an engineering manager at Boeing. 

Jack served the Boy Scouts of America as Cubmaster, as leader of Boy Scout hikes across the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, as founder and Skipper of the Bothell Sea Scout Ship "Wanderlust", and as District Commissioner, starting several new Cub Scout packs.  In 1968, he was awarded the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to the Chief Seattle Council of the BSA. 

His twelve years of service on the Northshore School Board (Bothell) included a term as chairman; he also served as chairman of the Men's Club of the Northshore Senior Center. More recently, he established the Sutherland Family Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, and in 2014 he was named to the Northshore School District Wall of Honor. 

Jack was a faithful member of the Bothell United Methodist Church and St. Andrew's UMC in Lacey.  Other interests included sailing, canoeing, home construction, and tree farming; he served as president of the Upper Puget Sound chapter of the Washington Farm Forestry Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois, his brother Robert G. Sutherland, his sister Margaret Sutherland Couch, and his son Robert F. Sutherland.  Survivors include his son, John B. Sutherland IV (Fatemeh), of White Hall, AR, and his daughter, Janet L. Sutherland, of Bremen, Germany. 

 

 

 

 

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