John A. Jaderholm

John A. Jaderholm of Poulsbo died Sept. 4, 2003 in Bremerton. He was 93.

Jaderholm was born to Erick Johan Jaderholm and Alma Carolina (Wall) Jaderholm on Aug. 28, 1910 in Richmond, Utah.

He married Mary Elizabeth Ellis “Betty” on Oct. 22, 1948 in Seattle.

Jaderholm graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1927.

He traveled to Los Angeles where he received his pilot’s license. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Delta Airlines in Seattle from 1955-1975. He and his wife retired to Driftwood Key, near Hansville.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the battleship U.S.S. Colorado prior to World War II and received an honorable discharge. At the commencement of WWII, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps Reserve and trained pilots in Nevada.

Jaderholm enjoyed church services, sailing his catboat and playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth (Ellis) Jaderholm of Poulsbo; sons Erick (Laura) Jaderholm of Poulsbo and Jim (Kathy) Jaderholm of Moses Lake; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Poulsbo Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Mesford Road.

An Online memorial can be read at

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