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Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Hannley
August 10, 1949 - May 28, 2019

Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Hannley

Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Hannley
Aug 10, 1949 - May 28, 2019

Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Hannley

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August
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Edmonds Yacht Club
326 Admiral Way
Edmonds, Washington 98020
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Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Hannley passed away on May 28, 2019, at home with her soulmate and husband Greg Bogaard. They fell in love in the summer of 1982 and spent 37 years solving the world's challenges and deepening their love through lively debate and idyllic fishing trips.

Beth was born in Tucson, Arizona, August 10, 1949, to Colonel Vincent Hannley and Agnes Hannley. She graduated from Airline High School in Bossier City, LA; earned an MA in Speech Pathology from the University of Arizona; and completed an executive MBA from the University of Washington.

Beth fostered healing as a trainee, trainer, and practitioner of the Therapeutic Touch International Association. As a speech pathologist, she was dedicated to improving healthcare through direct patient care in the Scottsdale (AZ) School District; at the Holladay Park Hospital on the Rehab Unit, Portland, OR; at The Pediatric Therapy Center, Kent, WA; and at General Hospital, Everett, WA. While at General Hospital, she started the Service Excellence Department and then expanded her influence through advising individuals on how they could become Servant Leaders, which she embodied.

Beth launched Catalyst Consulting in 1993 and elevated her influence onto the national healthcare stage. Closer to home, she catalyzed relationships among three organizations, including their nursing unions and leadership teams, to aid the formation of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. After many years of successful consulting, she joined The Everett Clinic in 2010 and retired as their Organizational Development Director in 2017. Beth wove meaningful stories together to guide people to be the best they could be. Her impact continues to reach patients and families through the caregivers who took her tales to heart.

Beth committed her time and talents to the rights of women and children through her board positions with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands and The United Way of Snohomish County. Beth was known for helping organizations define their strategy and deliver on their missions. She partnered especially well with those who were fun at parties.

Beth collected valuable possessions: friends, her network is vast, and she is beloved; gems and jewelry, she gifted often and wore them with flair; and job seekers, always refining a resume to match employee to organization. She kept in touch with simpler ways through prolific reading, spinning yarn and knitting socks and scarves, grinding her own wheat, making bread and the butter to spread on it, and playing the lute.

Beth appreciated and nurtured the mind/body connection and used her powerful mind to ease her own pain. Unfortunately, the ovarian cancer that sneaked up on her took away her body's ability to fight. Her mind was sharp until her final breath.

In her last days, countless friends reached out to Beth to tell her how she had changed their lives and inspired them to their fullest potential. She left knowing the impact she made on others and how loved she was.

She was preceded in death by her father and two sisters. Beth is survived by her husband, mother, siblings, many relatives, nieces and nephews, and friends and colleagues. All will miss her dearly.

Elizabeth Hannley's Celebration of Life will be held at the Edmonds Yacht Club on August 4, 2019, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The address is 326 Admiral Way, Suite 100, Edmonds, Washington 98020. A short program will take place around 5:00 p.m.

Please join Beth and Greg in raising awareness about early diagnosis and curbing the devasting outcomes of ovarian cancer. Clinical research has been minimal and the mental health support needs are considerable. They are donating generously to The Clearity Foundation and ask that you join them by contributing to The Elizabeth Ann Hannley Fund: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/ClearityFoundation/ElizabethAnnHannleyFund.html

 
 

Nanette Reinecke on Jul 11, 2019

I attended many trainings led by Beth. Her wit was unmatched and I learned so much from them. I was thinking of her yesterday as I did her ‘trick’ to get extra steps logged into my Apple Watch. Very sad to hear of her passing.

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