Maribeth Coulter Petrino

Maribeth passed away on December 29, 2017, from metastatic cancer.

She was born in Everett, WA, on January 2, 1925, on the Spencer family ranch. Her father, Frank Spencer was the Mayor of Everett and a member of the State House of Representatives. Her mother, Ada, was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher. Maribeth was one of four Spencer sisters who loved their life in Everett and at Everett High School. She attended WSU and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Maribeth met her future husband, Charles “Lee” Coulter, who was stationed in the Navy in Everett during World War II. Lee and Maribeth moved to Kingsbury Beach on Vashon Island from Olympia in 1958 and lived there for more than 20 years.

Maribeth was an avid golfer and bridge player, playing at Vashon Island Golf and Country Club where she was a founding member and also at Inglewood Golf Course in Seattle where she was a member for 40 years. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of the University of Washington.

She is survived by her three children, Beth VandenBrink (Portland), Kay Coulter and husband, Al Pisano, (Miami Beach) and Warren Coulter (Los Angeles), three grandchildren; Kevin VandenBrink (Heather), Dr. A.J.Pisano, Mary Pisano and three great-grandchildren and her loving nieces and nephews: Spence O’Grady, Rosemary O’Grady Easter, Jane Brand Wilson and Bob Brand.

Maribeth had a passionate love of all animals, especially cats. Her cat, “Kitty” is now in the loving home of Debra Pierce McCabe of Vashon.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Petrino, son-in- law Larry

VandenBrink and two grandchildren, Jill and Brent VandenBrink.

Remembrances can be sent to: Cystic Fibrosis foundation

2701 N.W. Vaughn, Suite 203 Portland Oregon, 97210

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