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Belle Abrams -
Belle Abrams
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Belle Abrams, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Bailey Manor on Bainbridge Island.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1923 in Seattle and was 91 years of age.

Belle liked to think of herself as a character. She liked to talk of attending the University of Washington when tuition was only $35 per quarter, her days as a shop clerk at Boeing; etc. She liked to recall her days as a shop clerk at Boeing during World War II; and the time she and her two brothers disarmed a robber at her father’s dry goods store in Seattle. In the 1960s and ’70s Belle made yacht club burgees for most of the clubs in the Northwest in conjunction with her husband Barney’s sailmaking business.  She and her trusty pug Bumby interacted with the people of Winslow during their daily walks over the past nine years.

Belle is survived by her children Robin Schmacher (Dennis) of Chester, Calif., Arne Abrams (Elaine) of Bainbridge Island; siblings Sylvia Goldenberg of Oakridge, Tenn. and Sydney Schain of Keizer, Ore. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and her dog Bumby - her loyal companion.

Belle was preceded in death by her husband Barney Abrams and her brothers Stuart, Norman and Gerald Schain.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to PAWS of Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online guest book for the family at


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