Dahn L. McGee Carey

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Dahn L. McGee
Dahn L. McGee

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Dahn L. McGee

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Residing In: Edmonds, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Stephen R. Carey
Occupation: Extended Care Teacher @ Cedar Park Christian
Children, grandkids? GREAT GRANDKIDS? Age and names: Daughter:Jessica Carey born June 16th 1974
Son:Jonathan Carey Born November 3rd 1977
Son:Jeffrey More…Carey Born August 9th 1979
Grandson: Noah Carey (Oct 26th 1996)
Granddaughter: Shaelyn Daase (Feb. 7, 1998)
Grandson: Regan Carey (January 6th 2008)
Granddaughter: Francis Carey (July 22nd 2010)
Granddaughter: Lola Carey (November 13th 2012)
Current interests, hobbies, passions:

Steve & I are celebrated our 43rdst Wedding Anniversary May 1st. so I'd have to say the main theme of my 40 plus years has been that of wife, mother, sister in Christ, and most recently, grandmother. We thoroughly enjoyed raising our daughter who is now 40 in June & our two sons who are now 36 & 34 years old. We became grandparents for the 1st time 17 years ago. Two have joined the the "grandchild count" who are 6 and 4 and 18 months. Steve & I love kiyaking & camping w/our little trailer. We have loved our Canadian travels & Zihuatanajo Mexico & Cabois are favorite destinations of ours. Kuaii is our favorite Hawaiian Island to visit. We've had a great time exploring the east coast because our daughter lives in Brooklyn N.Y... Photography & music have been life long passions of mine. I've enjoyed creating photo history DVD's for friends & family & I'm teaching a class on the subject @ a local Senior Center. I'm sharing some of my best "Nature's Artwork" photos that I've collected over the years with mission fundraising efforts. It's been a real joy to see people enjoy using my best photos for their own cards & wall art projects. I entered into the preschool teaching scene years ago when our 3 children were in private Christian school in Seattle. Over the years between 1990-2009 I journeyed from teachers aid to lead teacher to program supervisor and finally director of The Northgate Preschool. I also launched a lunch program for North Seattle Christian School, as well as a Before & After School Program. I enjoyed catering about a dozen weddings during that time period. From Fall 2006 to last fall 2009, I ran my own preschool & daycare in a home my husband totally remodelled for an ideal "kidlet-setting" complete with lots of hands on learning experiences including a giant sand box & garden in the yard. (Thus donned "Grandma's Garden") It was fun, but my Mom's condition w/Alzheimers has brought about a need for in-home care for her, so my husband & I leased Grandma's Garden to a young family who are now having a great time running their own preschool/daycare. My husband, Steve, has been operating his own Home Inspection business for the last 14 years. He initially entered the field as a home inspector for Housemaster Home Inspection Services...did such a good job...he then was successful opening his own business. Presently, I've gotten my Mom & I involved in a Senior Choir here in Edmonds. Singing is one place she journeys to mentally w/ease. She loves singing all the "oldies" w/ her new senior friends & I love singing anything, so "the oldies" bring back memories of my parents singing as we drove along on family excursions. (& Yes, I'm old enough to join a Senior Center).f(Mom passed away March of 2012)..I also love helping w/children's church...sharing stories & songs w/many little ones...I'm so very grateful to God for His goodness and I defer to being Saved by His Grace as the biggest factor for a wonderful, fulfilled life. I've experienced that, knowing the love & presence of God through Jesus Christ His Son, has always given me perspectives & wisdom & insights to really enrich my time on earth...I don't "like" to offend non believers by taking this opportunity to share my faith, but, non believers have to realize that once you've experienced God's Love & Grace...it becomes your
"payback job" or "pay-it forward job" to share the Good News. My hope & prayers for all Life's Best to friends & classmates from Mead Sr. High. A 2012 addition to my life resume is working for Visiting Angels this last year and really loving it. I recently signed on as Cedar Park Christian School in Lynnwood's Before and After School Care teacher/caregiver and I'm really loving that as well. The elderly that I've been able to lend a helping hand to, are also now dear friends & I can juggle my day to keep helping them out so they can navigate in their own homes. Life is Wonderful! Our kids bought us Christmas gift of being able to spend our 41st wedding anniversary in an awesome treehouse. We're looking forward to that experience, both being great lovers of Trees! :) Our 42nd anniversary we spent in Cabo..It was beautiful and this last 43rd anniversary we spent exploring Oregon and hiking many beautiful waterfalls.

Whatcha been up to since Mead 1970?

Wife, Mother, Sunday School Teacher, Cub Scout Leader, Soccer Coach, Preschool Teacher, Preschool Program Supervisor & Director, Grandmother, Volunteer @ Senior Centers, Visiting Angel caregiver, & nanny. I know work for Cedar Park Christian School in Lynnwood.
June 2014: Retired from the paid work force. Collecting my S.S. while it's still available. Enjoying Family Life!

A Memorable Mead Moment

Performing in Choir & taking a trip to Port Townsend w/the Choir...Singing @ the Senior Follies...Debating & competing @ the U. of W.

Do you still hang out with any classmates?

I've connected w/Karla Winkleman a fair amount over the years. I've spent time w/Mary Brangwin-Quinn when she lived in Redmond.

What teacher made the greatest impression on you and why?

Definitely Mrs. Hyatt & Mr. Fink

What have you always wanted to do that you haven't done yet?

Travel to Europe

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I'm an avid photographer who loves to make photoshows.

2015 Update HERE

Actually, this is a 2019 update. :) Steve and I really loved our Feb. trip to Sedona Arizona and exploring the south rim of the Grand Canyon. This area struck us as the most amazing landscape we've had the pleasure to see in the U.S.of A. We had a fabulous time. We now have a 22 year old grandson, another 12 year old grandson, a 20 year old granddaughter who we've had the pleasure of knowing as she was adopted out at birth to a wonderful Canadian couple, and two precious granddaughters ages 9 and 6. We're taking steps to fulfill our vision of living on our mountail property in the shadow of Mt. Pilchuck and in our bungalow in Lynchburg Va. near our oldest son Jonathan and his family and helping out our daughter Jessica in N.Y. with her awesome 100 year old mansion that has a view of the Hudson River. Life is Good, in fact wonderful! The Lord of Life has been very good to us. We are very blessed and thankful. We're headed to Kuaii at the end of April to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary.

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This is an older 2008 photo taken at my niece's wedding in 2008 but I love it because all three of my bothers are in it. Tye on the left with Laine and Kyall behind our precious Mom on the right and my beautiful sister Val next to me. Sadly, my beautiful sisters Vicky and Nadine could not make it to the wedding held in Oregon. on my brother Kyall and wife Aleta's beautiful river property on the Umpqua River. Fun McGee family time for sure! Our precious Mother passed away in Feb. of 2013.
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Our granddaughers Lola and Francis @ our family Thanksgiving gathering in Kingston N.Y. (Modelling their new PJ's from G-Ma Dahn :) )
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Our grandson Regan sharing his guitar skills @ Family Reunion Campout July 2018
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G-Ma Dahn and our precious grandson Regan at a Carey family reunion at Lake Kenswa State Park in Wa.
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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:06 AM
Steve & I had an amazing week in Sedona Arizona. Spectacular views and so many interesting historical sites to visit.
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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:05 AM
We were so very awe inspired to get to see the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Since there were very few tourists, we got to drive the rim and stop at all the view points. We both were pretty thrilled to get the chance to see Nature's incredible artwork up front and personal.
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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:03 AM
We got to go to the top of The Rock and enjoy the views although it was not the best of weather. Our 6 year old granddaughter and her Dad Jeffrey were with us and we trekked the streets of New York for nearly 7 miles (my hubby keeps tab on those kinds of stats :) ) Lola was a real trooper!
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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:02 AM
We were so blessed to have Thanksgiving with our entire family (except our 22 year old grandson who had to work back in Seattle) where our daughter Jessica lives in Kingston New York but commutes to her job in NYC 4 days per week.
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Mar 22, 2019 at 7:59 AM
My handsom hubby Stephen with our 22 year old Grandson Noah who is a cheesmonger at Beechers in Pioneer Square. He recently represented Beechers in a Cheesemonger competition in San Franciso with his fiance Anabel.
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This is an older 2008 photo taken at my niece's wedding in 2008 but I love it because all three of my bothers are in it. Tye on the left with Laine and Kyall behind our precious Mom on the right and my beautiful sister Val next to me. Sadly, my beautiful sisters Vicky and Nadine could not make it to the wedding held in Oregon. on my brother Kyall and wife Aleta's beautiful river property on the Umpqua River. Fun McGee family time for sure! Our precious Mother passed away in Feb. of 2013.
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Our granddaughers Lola and Francis @ our family Thanksgiving gathering in Kingston N.Y. (Modelling their new PJ's from G-Ma Dahn :) )
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Our grandson Regan sharing his guitar skills @ Family Reunion Campout July 2018
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G-Ma Dahn and our precious grandson Regan at a Carey family reunion at Lake Kenswa State Park in Wa.
Posted: Mar 22, 2019 at 8:16 AM
Steve & I had an amazing week in Sedona Arizona. Spectacular views and so many interesting historical sites to visit.
Posted: Mar 22, 2019 at 8:16 AM
We were so very awe inspired to get to see the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Since there were very few tourists, we got to drive the rim and stop at all the view points. We both were pretty thrilled to get the chance to see Nature's incredible artwork up front and personal.
Posted: Mar 22, 2019 at 8:13 AM
We got to go to the top of The Rock and enjoy the views although it was not the best of weather. Our 6 year old granddaughter and her Dad Jeffrey were with us and we trekked the streets of New York for nearly 7 miles (my hubby keeps tab on those kinds of stats :) ) Lola was a real trooper!
Posted: Mar 22, 2019 at 8:16 AM
We were so blessed to have Thanksgiving with our entire family (except our 22 year old grandson who had to work back in Seattle) where our daughter Jessica lives in Kingston New York but commutes to her job in NYC 4 days per week.
Posted: Mar 22, 2019 at 8:18 AM
My handsom hubby Stephen with our 22 year old Grandson Noah who is a cheesmonger at Beechers in Pioneer Square. He recently represented Beechers in a Cheesemonger competition in San Franciso with his fiance Anabel.




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