Connie lived on Bainbridge Island most of her life, graduating from Bainbridge High School in 1979 and Western Washington University in 1985 with a business degree. After college she worked for 29 years for MCI/Verizon Communications.
Nature was Connie’s passion. While a board member of Kitsap Audubon Society she wrote the following in her profile: “I was raised on Bainbridge Island. I’m a Salish Sea Marine Naturalist, a member of Kitsap Beach Watchers, a Salmon Docent and a photographer. I love to use my camera to document wild animals interacting with the environment. I love this place we call home. The beauty of the land, sea, and the creatures we share it with never cease to inspire and move me.”
Connie leaves her son, Travis Rick, mother Joan Bickerton, brother Ralph (Angie) Bickerton, niece Elisabeth, nephew John, uncle Morris (JoAnn) Komedal, and cousins Karen, Kristen, and Jennifer. She was preceded in death by father John Bickerton, Aunt Sylvia Tytler, Uncle George Bickerton, and cousin Ian.
A memorial will be held at 1 pm Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Seabold Community Hall, 14450 Komedal Road NE, Bainbridge Island
Remembrances can be made to Orca Network (485 Labella Vista Way, Freeland, WA 98249), or Kitsap County Audubon Society Scholarship Fund (PO Box 961 Poulsbo, WA 98370).