Wendy Memorial Book

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WENDY M. LISTER September 14, 1936 — October 2, 2019


To All Who Gathered Here Today To Honor Mom, We are so blessed to have you here with us. Mom would be so pleased! She adored and loved her family. She adored and loved her friends. She adored and loved her pets. She adored and loved her clients. She adored and loved her community. She was so meticulous with her words we would need a year to even come close to expressing so beautifully how much we are going to miss her. She filled every corner of our lives with her generous spirit and dogged pursuit of finding just the right card, gift or email to send to lift the family spirit. Rest in peace beautiful Mother. We will forever love and adore you. Your loving family.


ORDER OF WORSHIP Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00pm Bellevue Presbyterian Church Prelude I Believe - Laine

Jiyeon Kim

Call to Worship Rev. Rosalind Renshaw Solo I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston Soloist: Cheryse McLeod Lewis Congregational Prayer (Unison) Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen. WITNESS TO THE RESURRECTION Scripture Reading Words of Hope


John 14:1-7, 27

CELEBRATION OF LIFE Shared Memories John Lister (Son- Read by Rev Rosalind) Jim Lister (Son- Read by Rev Rosalind) Kathryn Lister (Daughter), Stephanie Lister (Grandaughter), Tierney Lister (Grandaughter), Sione Lister (Grandaughter), Melanie Lister (Grandaughter), Bill Riss (CEO Coldwell Banker Bain) Visual Memories Solo Somewhere Over the Rainbow Jenny Littlefield Ukele & Jiyeon Kim - Piano Pastoral Prayer Lord’s Prayer (Unison) Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, one earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day out daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not in temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. Solo Country Roads Denver Jenny Littlefield - Ukele & Jiyeon Kim - Piano Benediction Postlude Climb Every Mountain Rodgers Everyone is invited to the reception immediately following the service. The Lister Family has asked that Memorial Gifts in honor of Wendy Lister be made to the: University of Washington Medicine Research Innovation Fund, www.accelerateMed.org/WendyLister and the Why Not You Foundation: www.WhyNotYouFdn.org launched by Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson to empower change in the world, one individual and one child at a time.


Wendy, Sione Lister, Kathryn Lister, Azzedine (son-in-law)

Wendy w/ grandaughter Sione Lister + daughter Kathryn Lister

Wendy [2019]

Wendy, Sione Lister, Kathryn Lister, Azzedine (son-in-law)

Real Estate Executive Magazine [Jan/Feb of 2002]

Wendy with grandaghters Hannah, Hailey & Sione


Wendy and her in-laws (Azzedine’s parents), Sione Lister, Kathryn Lister & Azzedine

Wendy circa 1950

Wendy, Wendy’s Mother, Grandmother & Kathryn Lister

Downie Family circa 1940 [Chicago]

Wendy circa 1990

Wendy, John Lister Sr. and Kathryn Lister

Wendy, John Lister Sr., Kathryn and Jim Lister


in loving memory of John Lister Jr.


a poem by John Lister Jr.

My Hero Some never have heroes Not even ONE, But I have a hero, My Angel my Mom I know that our family is more blessed than some, It’s because of my hero Our Angel, our Mom. I LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY. YOUR SON, JOHN...


Top: Angela Mueller (dear friend & assistant), Sione, Kathryn, Azzedine, Terry Allen (dear friend and colleague) and Gene Mueller

Bottom: Wendy (center), Leonard + Helen Downie (right), John Lister and Dorthy Lister (left)


Top Left: Leonard + Helen Downie, Wendy, Jim, John + Kathryn Lister circa

Bottom Left: Wendy + college friends in Hawaii circa 1950s

Top Right: Wendy circa 1960

Bottom Right: Wendy with Kay Clark circa 1990


Top: Kathryn Lister (Azzedine), John Lister Jr. (Andrea), Melanie Lister, Jim Lister (Stephanie Lister Sr.), Sione Lister, Stephanie Lister (Jr.) Hailey Lister + Hannah Lister

Bottom: Wendy & Azzedine (son-in-law)


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Top Left: Wendy & son, Jim Lister

Top Right: Wendy w/ daughter Kathryn, grandaughter Sione and son-in-law Azzedine

Bottom Left: Wendy + grandkids; Sione, Melanie, Tierney, Stephanie

Bottom Right: Wendy w/ grandaughter Hannah Lister

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HINT S Across 2. Wendy’s Favorite decor accent. 5. Putting on a play or one of Wendy’s strengths. 6. What the Academy announces or what Wendy had a lot of. 7. One of Acura’s sedan models or how to remember Wendy. Down 1. Glory or what Wendy basked in. 2. Fevered love or what Wendy had for real estate. 4. On the _ _ _ _ _ _, Brando film or what Wendy was know for.

Across: 2. Pillows Down: 1. Prestige

5. Staging 2. Passion

6. Awards 4. Waterfront

7. Legend

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OBITUARY Beloved mother, adored grandmother, and cherished friend, Wendy M. Lister passed away on October 2, 2019, at age 83. Wendy was born in 1936 in Washington D.C. to Leonard Downie and Helen Daggett Downie. Wendy lived the first four years of her life in D.C. while her father served as the Chief Appraiser for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Roosevelt Administration. In 1940, Wendy, her parents and her brother moved to Chicago, Illinois. While growing up in Chicago she enjoyed Archery Club, Brownies and Girls Scouts and broke the Albert Tangora world record for typing speed on a standard typewriter. In 1948, Wendy and her family moved from Chicago to Seattle, Washington, where they lived on Queen Anne Hill and she attended Queen Anne High School. Wendy went on to graduate with a B.A. from the University of Washington, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. In 1957, Wendy married John Lister Sr. and they had three children: Kathryn, John Jr. and James. Wendy and her family moved to Mercer Island in 1965. She loved living on the Island and lived there until she passed. She was dedicated to the Mercer Island community and was an influential member of many organizations that benefited from her contributions over the years. Wendy began her real estate career in 1976 working with George Lister Real Estate. She then created her own company, Wendy M. Lister, and in 1995 she merged with Coldwell Banker Bain. For over 40 years she was a real estate icon, respected locally, nationally, and globally. During her career, she was always a top producer, she sold over 1.3 billion dollars of real estate since the MLS started keeping track of this type of statistic in 2001. She was recognized as #9 Realtor in the Country by the Wall Street Journal. She was a Vice President / Managing Broker and Global Luxury Ambassador at Coldwell Banker Bain. She was a Previews International Specialist in waterfront properties and luxury homes in Bellevue, Seattle, and the surrounding area. Often quoted at the first “Google” of waterfront Real Estate she could tell you the lineage, depth & dock length of 1000’s of properties. Wendy had an unparalleled approach to marketing and would search the world for the finest papers, applications, brochure designs, and innovative marketing like her digital books, there was no stopping her in her quest to be the best. Wendy above all loved to share her knowledge and help others achieve success. She was a mentor to 100’s of successful agents; a leader, educator and trainer who was always willing to share ideas on how to sell real estate. For decades Wendy taught classes on purchase and sales agreements to Coldwell Banker Bain brokers and she chaired the company’s weekly Thursday Forum - bringing education, knowledge, skillsdevelopment and marketing ideas to standing room only audiences of Bain brokers. Additionally, she was the co-founder of Forum XXII, a monthly best-practices “think tank” of top producing brokers from many companies in the Seattle-Bellevue markets. Wendy’s industry leadership roles included serving as a Vice President for Coldwell Banker Bain, Director of Coldwell Banker Bain’s “Exceptional Properties” brand, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors. She developed a proficiency in Chinese Numerology and Feng Shui and was a member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America. She was recognized for her work in the industry annually with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier Award and as a Five Star Real Estate Agent for Best in Client Satisfaction. Her numerous awards include being listed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 1% of agents in the nation. Wendy loved to travel and was a foodie, always on the hunt for a wonderful new restaurant and once it was on her “hot list” she would share it with everyone she knew. She was also a devoted fan of the Seattle Seahawks and an avid solver of The New York Times crossword puzzles. Wendy’s family and friends cherish the time they had with her and she will be missed by all. Wendy is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, John Downie, and her son, John Lister Jr. Wendy is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Lister (married to Azzeddine Mouhoub) of Seattle, WA. and son, James Lister (married to Stephanie Lister) of Spokane, WA. and six granddaughters: Stephanie, Tierney and Melanie Lister of Oakland, CA, Sione Lister of Seattle, WA and Hailey and Hannah Lister of Spokane, WA.

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A SPECIAL THANKS to Wendy's beloved stafff for all of their years of loyal service and devotion. to Allison Trull & Lisa Boyd for the beautiful cookies... and to Coldwell Banker Bain for the generous help printing today's brochures. Information not warranted. Buyer to verify to their sole satisfaction. © Copyright 2019. Wendy Lister All rights reserved.