John K. Worsham

John K. Worsham of Redmond, WA and Palm Desert, CA passed away on January 1, 2023, New Year’s Day. John was born to Charles and Edna Worsham in Oklahoma. He was raised on a farm with his brother Howard, and many cousins. He served in the Army during the Vietnam war, followed by graduating from college, and went on to have a successful career with Texaco/Shell. While in the Army, John met his future wife, Heléne, in San Francisco while driving across the Golden Gate Bridge. They returned to The Presidio to celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary. He is survived by his wife Heléne who he has been married to for 54 years, his two daughters, Julie Bandini of Toluca Lake, CA (Leo), Laura Gavagan of Carnation, WA (Mike) and his two beloved grandchildren Johnathan and Katie. John and Heléne lived in Redmond, WA for 38 years and were snowbirds at Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert, CA from 2004 to 2018. They became full time residents in 2019. John loved all sports, and before his illness, was an avid golfer having two hole-in-ones while playing at Woodhaven. He cherished his friendships at Woodhaven and enjoyed seeing the golfers pass by his home on the 17th green – often bringing them Salty Dogs and Bloody Mary’s. He enjoyed sports, cooking, baking, gardening, watching movies, technology, and all animals including the hummingbirds he kept fed in his back yard. When his daughters were growing up, the family spent many summers on the lake, skiing, fishing and house boating. John loved to travel and had created wonderful memories throughout the United States including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, England, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and South America. He had a great sense of humor, sending jokes via email on a daily basis to all his friends and family. He was known for his consideration of other people, always being generous and kind and happy to help anyone in need. John passed away peacefully, at home, with Heléne by his side. He was a truly great man whose impact will be forever felt by his family and friends. He was a selfless man whose passing left an unfillable gap in our hearts. We were blessed to have him in our lives and he will be deeply missed.

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