Roy Albin Sundberg, 89 years young, slipped peacefully into the presence of God on March 26th, 2014 in Coupeville, Washington.
Roy was born in Cove, Washington on Vashon Island, on February 14, 1925 to Albin Frederick Sundberg and Lydia Viktoria (Person) Sundberg. His early years were spent on Vashon Island where he attended Columbia Grade School and later graduated from Vashon High School.
After high school he drove truck on Vashon for Lande Dairy until he went to work at Associated Ship Builders on Harbor Island, earning 90 cents per hour.
Roy attended the Norwegian Danish Church (Central Methodist) at Boren and Stewart in Seattle with his parents and it was there he met Virginia Freeman. They were married in October of 1946 and they spent the next 67 years together, raising their family and enjoying God's many blessings.
There are three themes that have run through his life. First, there was his personal faith in his Savior Jesus Christ, which he loved to communicate through singing and through the way he lived his life. Second, was his commitment to immediate and extended family. O, how he loved each and every one of them. And third, was the profession he chose to pursue. Roy worked tirelessly in the building trade for 45 years. For 42 of those years he ran his own business, "Roy Sundberg Construction" in West Seattle.
Roy is survived by his loving wife "Ginny" (Virginia) Sundbergof Oak Harbor, Washington, son Gary Sundberg (Kerry Heavey) of Bend, Oregon, son Terry Sundberg (Kathy Olund) of Winlock, Washington, and daughter Merrie Burley (Mark Burley) of Coupeville, Washington. He enjoyed every one of his 7 grandchildren and their spouses, his 9 great-grandchildren, and his large extended family.
Roy was buried at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, Washington and a memorial service was held at First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor on Monday, March 31, 2014. His family is so grateful for his loving care at The Regency on Whidbey (Assisted Living Facility) and the exceptional terminal care given at the med/surg unit of Whidbey General Hospital. Arrangements have been made through Burley Funeral Chapel of Oak Harbor.