Enjoy this Easter poem by resident Elsie M. Brown, 1919-2013. New Life ~by Elsie M. Brown Silently, amid the explosion of budding trees and countless evidences of new life, Easter comes to us. Awakened plants push up through watery beds as they stretch toward the life-giving sun. Easter… that glorious time of year when people,
This quilt has been specially made for and donated to Wesley Bradley Park’s memory care wing. This artwork was made by Ginny Christensen, a long-time Ambassador and Pioneer for Wesley Bradley Park. When Ginny first conceived of the quilt, she felt God wanted her to create something special for her new community. She approached the
The Wesley Des Moines CERT group was featured in the Federal Way Mirror as one of the community’s leaders in disaster preparedness. Read the full story here!
This happy couple met and married at Wesley Lea Hill! Gerry Roux and Corinne Garland met while dining at Wesley Lea Hill. He is a retired Boeing electrical engineer, and she is an accomplished artist. Corinne’s love of art includes “Eagle Catcher”, the driftwood sculpture from Hawaii that she donated to the Lea Hill Rehabilitation
Residents of Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup are working together to give to three charities. After Thanksgiving, Wesley Bradley Park residents formed a small committee to coordinate donations to several charitable organizations that benefit the Puyallup communities. The group decided on three charities: Helping Hand House, Mountain View Community Center and Pierce College Puyallup Food
By Ellen Johanson, Wesley Community Foundation Annual Giving Manager Cheerful. Grateful. Giving. These aren’t just words; they’re qualities that define many Wesley residents. Talented, hard-working and creative are a few more. You can see these qualities when you visit the Needlecrafters, who make handcrafted items of beauty and purpose in The Gardens at Wesley Des
Barbie Sharrard was united for the first time with a sister she never knew existed. Barbie was at a quilting retreat when she got a surprise phone call from her older daughter Margot. “Mom, you’ve got a sister!” With their mother’s permission, Barbie’s daughters Margot and Jill had done some sleuthing into their mom’s past.
Dr. Donald Mott is well known for his work in Puyallup and now resides at Wesley Bradley Park. Born in Washington State, Don and his wife Barrie moved to Puyallup in 1973. They raised four children while Barrie studied cultural anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University and Don practiced orthopedic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. Don
JoAnne Swanson has served as one of Bradley Park’s most enthusiastic ambassadors since shortly after the Puyallup communities’ groundbreaking ceremony in early summer 2017. JoAnne recalled future resident Marilyn Knutson saying, “I want JoAnne to be an ambassador because her personality fits so well!” Joanne embraced her role as a Bradley Park Ambassador and Pioneer,
A shared love of mountains becomes a shared love for each other. By Pat King, Wesley Des Moines resident It was May 1959 when Clara’s love of mountains brought her from Colorado to Longmire in the southwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park. She was hired as a secretary for the park. That summer a