Madonna P. Henwood, age 90, of Kirkwood, WA, passed away March 3, 2020 in the presence of her children.
Madonna Pauline was born on October 23, 1929, the eldest of two daughters of Raymond Zarecky and Laura Kegeman in Flandreau, SD. At the age of 21, in a youthful quest for change, Madonna showed her spirit and strength by moving across the country to Seattle, knowing only one person. She met and married Jim Henwood, the love of her life and they built a wonderful life together.
Madonna was a bundle of energy, forever optimistic and deeply touched all she encountered. She presided over the large Henwood clan and instilled all with her values of honesty, integrity and hard work. She was always active with family and friends, volunteering at Seattle Children’s Thrift shop but especially enjoyed the many days spent at the family cabin on Treasure Island near Allyn, WA. Her favorite memories were of family gatherings where she enjoyed her large clan.
She is survived by her loving husband: Jim, her children: Laura, Jay (Kim), Paul and Beth (Mike); her ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family will hold services at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland and she will be laid to rest in the Kirkland Cemetery. Madonna requested memorial gifts in lieu of flowers sent to Children Hospital, Seattle.