Annette Ross Eaton

Bothell High School Graduate Class of 1956

Extensive Tireless Community Volunteer, Passionate and Dedicated Preserver of Local History


Annette Eaton dedicated her life to serving her community. Proud of her heritage, she was a member of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, presenting historic programs and arranging for guest speakers. Much of her volunteering was focused within the Kenmore community. As a Kenmore resident, she was a driving force in preserving its history. She was instrumental in revitalizing the Kenmore Community Club, where she served as club manager and helped get the building recognized as a historic place. Eaton helped spearhead the Kenmore Mural Project on the side of the Goodwill building on 73rd Ave. in Kenmore. She assembled Kenmore history pictures for the Bus Shelter Mural Program and helped publish the book, “Kenmore by the Lake: A Community History.” For many years, she was involved in the Kenmore Heritage Society, serving as treasurer and president. In honor of her community service, the society presented her with its McMaster Heritage Award in 2018. In addition to her contributions to the Kenmore community, Eaton was a Camp Fire co-leader for many years; helped coach boys' and girls' soccer, boys' baseball; and was a timekeeper for basketball games. Eaton worked with PTAs at Arrowhead Elementary and Inglemoor High schools. She was a room mother, school newsletter editor, chaperoned field trips and music competitions, volunteered at Camp Casey and helped with the party for graduating seniors. In 1995, Eaton joined the Bothell High School Alumni Association and served as secretary from 2009 to 2014 and president from 2015 to 2018. Eaton passed away in 2019. Her legacy and many years of service to her community have made it a better place to live.