Sunday, January 30, 2011

Washington Obituaries 01/30/2011


(Lucy) Marie (Pankey) Livingston

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister, Marie Livingston joined her husband of nearly 62 years in their Heavenly Home on Thursday, January 27, 2011 surrounded by family. Our Mom spent her life ser




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Allison was a sophomore at Bayside High in VA Beach where she excelled academically. Her future goals were to attend college and become a doctor. She enjoyed cheerleading and spending time with friends.




Annabelle Marie Haller Annabelle, our loving mom, grandma and friend, left us January 28, 2011. Born in Minnesota July 4, 1925, Annabelle moved to Puyallup where she met and married George and they started their family. Preceded in death by George and son Von, she is survived by by son Jim, daughters Georgiann (Tom) and Sherry (Bill), 10 grandchldren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Powers Funeral Home, 320 West Pioneer, Puyallup on Wed., Feb. 2 at 1:00 pm. Please see full biography at



Addison Eloise

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Albert Francis Field

Albert Francis FIELD Albert Francis Field, age 83 passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Albert is survived by his son, Russell (Wendee) Field; grandchildren, Phillip and Andrew (Yuki Nakajima) Field, Michael Pepper, Gabriel (Mercedes) Tenuta and Jason Brown; three nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelaine in 2000. Viewing will be held on Friday, February 4th, 2011 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 12:00 noon at BONNEY-WATSON Federal Way, 1535 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, WA. (253) 839-7317. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Auburn, WA. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer's Research. Please sign the guest book at



Allen David Church

Allen David CHURCH Allen David Church, 22, passed away January 23, 2011 in Los Oso, CA.He was born June 30, 1988 in Seattle, WA. The son of Art Church Jr. and Bonnie Church, David grew up in Willow, Alaska where he discovered one of his passions to be fishing and eventually landed himself an opportunity to work on a commercial fishing boat in Bristol Bay. David also enjoyed listening to music, traveling and spending time with family and friends. David is survived by his parents Art and Bonnie Church; grandparents Art and Yvonne Church of Alaska, Jenny and Richard Baldwin of Delaware; aunts and uncles Richard and Leticia Baldwin, Barney Church, Jay and Susan Lowenstein, Anita Aderhold and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA on Saturday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to Evergreen Manor in memory of David Church, 2601 Summit Ave, Everett 98201.



Anna Johnson

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeSELAH - On January 22nd, 2011 Anna (AJ) Johnson passed away peacefully at home after a courageous 8 year battle with cancer. Anna was born on June 17, 1946 in Grandview, WA to Leland and 



Arleigh Eliceo Rennard

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

August 27, 1933 ~ January 20, 2011Funeral & Cremation Care of ColoradoArleigh was baptized on September 6, 1963 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, which he served faithfully until his death. Arleigh was instrumental i



Arnold William "Arnie" Hartgrave

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM

Arnold William Hartgrave, a 38 year resident of Wenatchee, passed away on January 23, 2011, with his family at his side. He was born in Graniteville, MO on February 19, 1933, to the late Arthur and Naomi (Wills) Hartgrave. Arnie spent 30 years as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration (SSA), which is how he met his wife of nearly 39 years, Betty.



Avis Jeanne Cuillier

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Avis "Jeanne" Cuillier, 89, of Yakima, died peacefully Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born Augus 



Beatrice Franklin-Wilson

Beatrice Geraldine Franklin-Wilson, 80, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at her home in Mead, WA. She was born June 7, 1930 in Addy, WA to Roy and Mattie (Rieckers) Norman., Bea graduated from, Jenkins High School in Chewelah, WA 1948. She then went to Kinman Business College in Spokane, WA., where she graduated from their secretarial program. Bea returned to Chewelah and married James Franklin on March 25, 1954 at the Hitching Post, Idaho. James and Bea lived in San Diego, CA while James was in the Navy. After the Navy they returned to the northwest with their family, first settling in Colville and eventually moved to the family ranch in Summit Valley. They also lived in Spokane, where Bea worked for the Mead School District as a cook. When dad retired, they moved back to their ranch and became Arizona, "snow-birds"., Bea and James loved to camp, especially with their family. The grandchildren loved taking turns camping with them during the summer months. They were members of the Tamarack Travelers and Addy Grange. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crafting. Bea was a fabulous cook and loved baking and canning. Bea loved to dance, play the piano and sing. On your birthday you would expect a call from Bea singing happy birthday to you., Bea was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James L. Franklin; and her husband of 4 years, James Wilson. She is survived by her daughter, Sheri Porter, (husband, Bob) of Mead, WA; her sons, Dave Franklin, (wife, Angie) of Mead, WA; Sherman Franklin, (wife, Sharon) of Mead, WA; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. We love and miss you, Mom, Grandma, GG., There will be a funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville, WA. There will be a graveside service immediately following at the Summit Valley Cemetery in Addy, WA. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guest book at, Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.



Bert E. Johnson

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Bertis G. "Bert" Drake

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bertis "Bert" Gene Drake, a longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away on January 20, 2011. Bert died at his home, surrounded by his wife, Estellee, their three children, grandchildren and close friends. He was born on November 28, 1934, to the late Thomas "Tom" and Ida (Martin) Drake in Ash Flat, AR. Bert lived his life to the fullest with his wife and children and grandchildren.



Bettie (Elizabeth) Jean Soden

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Bettie (Elizabeth) Jean Soden, 88, of Yakima, passed away January 25, 2011. She was born April 21, 1922 in Arlington, Oregon to Charles J. & Cornelia A. (Eakman) McBride, of Alderdale, WA. B 



Betty Ann Cyr

Betty Ann Cyr passed away on January 25, 2011 at the age of 88., She was born on January 25, 1923 to George and Silva Moa., She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bill Moa; and her son-in-law, Art Qually., Betty is remembered lovingly by many including her children, Jay (Juanita) Cyr and Penny Qually; her grandchildren, Kenny (Stacy Allen) Cyr, Emily Cyr, and Kristal (Mike) Eslick; and great-grandchildren, Kaycee Cyr, and Lexi and Carson Varner. She will also be thought of fondly by Randy Moa, Ronnie Moa, their family, and great-niece, Angie Brutcher-Williams.



Betty Sue Koelling

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

RICHLAND - Betty Sue Koelling age 72, of Richland, Wash. passed away Jan. 20 2011 in Richland, Wash. She was born Nov. 01 1938 in Pyatt, Arkansas to Roy and Fern Wilmoth. Betty was a wonderful Mother, Grandmot



Brad Delp

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

1/8/65 - 1/22/11Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahOn Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, we lost an incredible man, Bradley Dwayne Delp. A loving Dad, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Dear Friend. Brad will be missed greatly and forev 




Card of Thanks, CATHIE (ENSLEY) SCHAEFFER, The family of Cathie (Ensley) Schaeffer extend a heart felt thank you to all the friends, customers and family for their support of Bill and his family during their loss. To the staff of the Skagit Valley Grange, the Markets, LLC and the Anacortes, Mount Vernon & Sedro-Woolley Food Pavilion stores, thank you for the facilities, food, flowers and cards. Your support is much appreciated., The Schaeffer & Ensley families.




Cherre Anne Eaton Cherre was born in Spokane, WA on May 18, 1937, and died in Puyallup, WA on Jan. 16, 2011 at age 73. She was a member of the Puyallup Eagles Lodge,



Cary Jul Chizer

Cary Jul Chizer passed away on Friday, January 21 after a brief illness. He was born on September 6, 1947 to Julius and Ella Mae Chizer in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. After moving to Bellingham, he graduated from Bellingham High School where he excelled in all sports, especially football. After high school, he joined the US Army and served honorably in Vietnam in the Airborne unit. During his career, he worked for the City of Bellingham and Western Washington University before settling in at the Department of Social and Health Services, where he retired in 2009. On September 10, 1988, he married Jenny Criscuola, and together they loved the adventure of road trips to the Oregon coast, one of his favorite places to go. Cary also loved sports, and was an enthusiastic Husky football fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by his son, Chad Chizer Moses; sister Carmen Westman; brothers, Scott (Karen) Chizer, and Randy Chizer; nephews, Rob Westman, Jeryco Chizer and RJ Chizer; and nieces, Christy Goldsmith and Jessica Chizer. A memorial service will be held at Moles-Greenacres Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 2, at 3:00 PM. with a reception to celebrate his life immediately following, at 978 Pacific Rim Lane, Bellingham. Cary would be proud if memorials were made to Whatcom Hospice, or the charity of your choice. You may share your thoughts and memories of Cary in the online guest book at



Catherine M. Trenkenschuh

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Catherine M. Trenkenschuh, of Yakima, 82, passed away at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. She was born April 7, 1928 in Belfield, North Dakota to John and



Charles Arthur "Chuck" Drake

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

Charles Arthur Drake passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at his home in Brewster, WA, with his family by his side. He was born in Twisp, WA. After serving in the Air Force, he married Maxine Nelson on March 4, 1961, in Minneapolis, MN. They lived in Bremerton, WA, where they started a family and where he worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for several years.



Charles Christiansen

Peter passed away on Sunday, January 23rd at St. Joseph's Care Center. Born in San Francisco December 31, 1947 to Raymond and Catherine Christiansen, Peter attended Spokane Community College and was a graduate of Eastern Washington University. He later attended the University of California at Berkeley where he pursued graduate studies in higher mathematics. He interrupted his studies to pursue his interests in religious disciplines and became deeply involved in bible study and lay ministry. He volunteered his service in the Spokane area, particularly at Eastern Hospital. He was an avid chess player and participated with the Spokane Club chess activities on the Gonzaga campus. He continued to pursue a degree in mathematics intermittently while battling numerous physical challenges. Peter was a very special person who endeared himself to all who knew him. He was kind and gentle with a penchant for sharing his deep religious convictions as well as his spontaneous wit. He is preceded in death by his father Raymond and his younger brother Edward. Peter is survived by his mother Catherine "Katie" Adams of Spokane; and his sister Carole Marie Christiansen as well as seven cousins. Peter was inurned with his brother Edward during an intimate ceremony Saturday, January 29th at Riverside Memorial Park. Donations in Peter's name can be made to Holy Family Foundation.



Charles W. Maust

Our cherished and beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather entered into rest on January 28th, 2011. He was born on December 11, 1924 in Davenport, IA to Max and Mae Maust. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Eleanor Maust; his children: Sharon Maust, Max Maust, and Patti Roadhouse; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Aileen Hanson. Charlie worked in the tire industry for 47 years; most recently as the regional manager for Bandag, Inc from where he retired in 1989. He was an avid reader, golfer, and fisherman. He truly enjoyed life and loved to laugh. His happiest moments were spent with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. Memorial contributions in memory of Charlie, may be made to Spokane Valley County Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206 or Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.



Charlotte Ruth Zimmerly

Charlotte Ruth (Phillips Smythe) Zimmerly died at her home in Vancouver, WA on Jan. 19, 2011. She was born in her family home in Ridgefield, WA on June 7, 1935., Charlotte loved her family, friends and traveling with her husband to the beach and around the world. She loved working in her yard and embraced all opportunities to help others when needed., Charlotte is survived by her husband, Sam Zimmerly; her sister, Shirley; children, Don, Deborah, Becky, John and Janice; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jackie Smythe; parents, Earl and Ruth Phillips; and daughters, Linda and Susan., Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Feb. 5, 2011 at Community of Christ, 400 NE 179th St., Ridgefield, WA., In Charlotte's honor, donations may be made to Outreach International or Heifers International., Please sign her guest book at, or



Christine I. Simmons

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Christine I. Simmons, 80, of Yakima, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Christine was born Ma 



Christopher Tolley

Friday, January 28, 2011 11:11 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 16, 1969 - Jan. 24, 2011 




Clark BOWEN Clark Arnold Bowen, age 85, passed away on November 10, 2010, at Northwest Hospital in Hospice care with his loving family and friends surrounding him. He was born in Auburn, Washington on December 16, 1924 to Clark and Marion Bowen. Clark was a pilot for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and continued flying throughout his life. Clark was a business agent and manager for the Local 32 for many years and fought hard for positive change in the union. He is survived by his children, Clark D. Bowen, Dale C. Bowen, Lynn B. Maas and Claudia D. Bowen and by his sisters, Helen Bowen and Marian Nelson, his eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He was an avid steelhead fisher man, antique gun collector, and master model airplane builder. He had a brilliant mind, a charm ing and charismatic wit and was a natural storyteller. Clark will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery with full military honors. Family and friends are welcome to attend the internment ceremony on March 11th at 3:00 p.m.



Clark Zerba

Friday, January 28, 2011 11:13 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 1, 1921 - Jan. 27, 2011 



Cleo Ann Olson

OLSON, Cleo Ann, Born on January 26, 1940, in Spokane, WA, to James and Winnerfred Boles, Cleo passed away January 16, 2011, in Spokane Valley, WA. Cleo was raised on a farm in Chattaroy. She later retired from Sacred Heart Medical Center as a housekeeper. Cleo is survived by her sister, Sharon Boles of Mead; children, Margie Simera of Mead, Carolyn (Randy) Gallion of Spokane Valley, Bryan Olson of Spokane, Marilyn (Adolph) Young of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; twelve grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Norman Olson. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Valleypoint Church, 714 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA. Inurnment will follow at 3:30 PM, at Woodlawn Cemetery, 909 S. Thierman, Spokane Valley, WA.



Colson, Earl H.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:00 AM 

Earl H. Colson Jr., 90, of Ellensburg died at a local hospital on January 26, 2011. Earl was born to Earl H. Colson Sr. and .....



Cynthia Ann "Cindy" (Cheney) Reymond

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

Cynthia "Cindy" Reymond, 55, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away January 18, 2011. She was born to Troy and Lenit (Layton) Cheney and was a lifetime resident of Wenatchee and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir with her mother and four sisters. Cindy attended Lincoln, Pioneer and Wenatchee High Schools.




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DEATH NOTICE: Clarence Hewitt

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:00 AM 

Clarence Hewitt, 74, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his home in Moscow, Idaho. Services are pending at Shorts Funeral Chapel in Moscow, Idaho. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Edward C. Johnson

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

Edward C. Johnson of Moscow died Tuesday evening, Jan. 25, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare Center. He was 91. Arrangements are pending at Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Linda Louise Ellis

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Linda Louise Ellis, 66, of Endicott, Wash., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Endicott. At the family's request, there will be no services. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 




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Dan O'Connor

Throughout my life I have followed you, big brother. I will always remember our nights at the camp fire; for your one-liners are legendary. No one could match your wit. You made us laugh whenever you were there. 



Darlene Sara Griffith

GRIFFITH, Darlene Sara, Went to be with the Lord on January 26th, 2011, at 6:30 a.m. Darlene was born and raised in Milan, Washington. She attended elementary school in Elk and Chattaroy where she first met her husband, Mel. She graduated from Riverside High School in 1955. Mel and Darlene were married on June 24th, 1956. Following high school Darlene worked for Old National Bank until starting a family in 1961. She had four children, Kim, Kevin, Lori, and Jeff, and rejoiced in her six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Florence Toner, and her brothers Larry, Ray, and Dennis Toner. A memorial service will be held at Northview Bible Church, 13521 North Mill Road in Spokane, Washington, on February 4th at 11:00 a.m. A potluck luncheon will follow the service., The Griffith family wishes to thank Hospice of Spokane for their support and quality care. They would also like to give a special thanks to the staff at North Central Care Center who took such personal interest in Darlene's care.



David G. Marquardt Sr.

MARQUARDT, David, David George Marquardt, Sr., 64, born August 30, 1946 in Spokane, Survived by one son, David (Rebecca) Marquardt, Jr.; two grand- children Seth and Peyton; and several nieces,nephews and cousins. David was a talented artist and owned his own business as a sign painter for over 25 years., An avid fisherman, he grew up on on Lake Coeur d' Alene and continued his love of the lake by raising his own family there. David was a loving father who heroically saved his family from a tragic house fire 35 years ago. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 10th at 2pm at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Spokane Humane Society.



David Ray Cribbs

David Ray CRIBBS Born September 3, 1957, and passed away at his home in Bothell on January 24, 2011. He is survived by Jane 'Donohue' Cribbs, his loving wife of 28 years, and his daughter, Jerrica. He leaves his brothers, Mike, Mark, Dan, and Bob, and his sisters, Kathy Garcia and Ana North. Preceded in death by his father, MJ, his mother, Betty, and brother, Glenn. He was a much beloved uncle, son-in-law and brother-in-law, and his family and many friends and co-workers will deep- ly miss his presence in their lives. Dave was a life-long resident of the Seattle area, and devoted his career to the Frank J. Martin Co. of Lynnwood. He was the first to lend a hand to anyone who needed assistance. He was 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Seattle Council 676. An avid marksman and outdoors man, with an unforgettable chuckle and a wonderful sense of humor, he will forever prompt a smile from his lively portrayal of Captain Morgan on the family camping trips. Dave, you are gone too soon, but never to be forgotten by all who know and love you. Your courage over the past four months is truly inspirational. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday February 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 10100 NE 192 St, Bothell, 98011. The family suggests remembrances in Dave's name to St. Brendan's parish. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Death Notice - Albert Roberts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 2, 1940 - Jan. 25, 2011 



Death Notice - Clark Zerba

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 1, 1921 - Jan. 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Jeffrey Mock

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:22 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 2, 1956 - Jan. 27, 2011 



Denise P. Spilker

SPILKER, Denise P., Passed away at home with her son Art on January 22, 2011, in Las Vegas, NV., Denise was born in Nelson BC March 17, 1924, to Marguerite and Constantine Romano. Denise moved to Spokane, WA where she worked at the Spokesman Review until her marriage to John Spilker on January 20th, 1962. She is survived by her children Art Spilker (Lijing) of Las Vegas NV and Sandi Spilker of Seattle WA. Grandchildren; Jereme Spilker (Kaytee), Brandon Spilker (Erin), Chelsea Spilker and Jiawen Hu. Great grandchildren; Faelynn and Caleb Spilker, Sister Connie Fortier (Bob) and nephew Craig, and the youngest who replaced Art and Sandi after they have grown, Tony Moser. Denise is preceded in death by her parents, Brother Raymond Romano and husband John "Bud" Spilker., Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church 3720 E. Colbert Rd. Colbert WA. 99005., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Las Vegas, 5765 South Rainbow Blvd. Suite 111 Las Vegas NV 89118, Special thanks to mom's angels Kaytee and Lijing for providing comfort and love in her final days.



Donald R. McNeil

McNEIL, Donald R., Donald "Mac" Robert McNeil, a lifetime resident of Bossburg, WA passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Colville at the age of 89. He was born on August 12, 1921 the son of John and Marie (Powell) McNeil at the family home on Kelly Hill near Bossburg, WA., Don attended grade school at the Bossburg Schoolhouse. His commute to and from school was often adventurous and even included navigating a boat across the river to get to his destination. Don attended high school in Marcus, WA and on January 7, 1942, married his high school sweetheart, Florence Carroll. Don was later drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a tail-gunner on the B-24 Bomber and flew over fifty-one missions during, . Following his honorable discharge, Don returned to Bossburg and worked at several local mines as a powder monkey and cap driller. He also worked in Spokane, WA at Pacific Northwest Alloys for three years before he began a 28 year career, beside his son, Dan, at the Boise Plywood Plant in Kettle Falls, WA. The last ten years at Boise followed a brief retirement and return to the mill as a quality control inspector under the employment of Pittsburgh Testing Laboratories. Don's "second" retirement brought him home to care for his wife, Florence., Don enjoyed bowling and was on the Northwest Alloys bowling league that bowled at the Diamond Bowling Alley in Spokane, WA. He was an amazing woodworker and often gave his woodwork as gifts to family and friends. From the 1940's to 60's, he spent many hours searching for relics in the Bossburg area. Don was also an excellent hunter whose marksmanship provided many venison meals for his family. He had an incredible knowledge of how things worked and there was nothing he could not fix, fabricate or figure out. His dream of visiting Mt. Saint Helens, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse were recently accomplished with the loving assistance of his family. Don was known affectionately by many names including, Mac, Papa Donald, McNeil, Dad, Grandpa, etc. He was an amazing man with a kind heart who will be dearly missed., Don was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Florence and his sister, Lula Byrd., He is survived by two daughters, Janet O'Leary and husband, Jim, Evans, WA, Joanne Lindquist and husband, James, Kettle Falls, WA; two sons, Dan McNeil and wife, Frankie, Chewelah, WA, Johnny McNeil and wife, Kitty, Marcus, WA, brother, Norman McNeil, Yakima, WA; sister, Ethel Saxton, Phoenix, AZ, 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren., A memorial gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a luncheon at noon on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Marcus City Hall. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at, Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.



Donna M. Fredericks

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Donna M. Fredericks, 66, Yakima was born on April 19, 1944 to Donald and Ida Kistner. She went to be with her Lord on January 22, 2011. She was raised and educated in Yakima



Doris Carolyn Stockholm

Doris (Gabelein) Stockholm passed away peacefully on January 19, 2011 surrounded by her family., She was born on August 9, 1930 at the family farm on Lone Lake on Whidbey Island, WA and spent her life on the Island., Doris met her husband Norman in grade school; they were high school sweethearts and married on August 18, 1951. While her children were in school, she was a great stay-at-home mom and excelled at her tasks. She was more than at home in her kitchen where she could take any recipe, add a little of this and a little of that, and make it fantastic. She loved planting flowers and working in her garden. Grandma and Grandpa spent a lot of time with their grandchildren, taking them places, sharing experiences, and making memories that will last forever. Doris always had a smile and a calming disposition, welcoming all and making everyone feel a part of her family., Doris is survived by her husband, Norman; her children, James and Linda (David Hendrickson); grandchildren, Heather Saxton (Chad), Rachel Soto (Mike), Ashley Stockholm, Marni Wilson (Sebastian) and Dale Hendrickson; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Dane Saxton, Madeline and Brandon Judy, Taylor Rowalt, Jacob Bauer and Isaac Soto; and countless friends., Doris was greeted in heaven by her parents, Albert and Cora Gabelein; her sisters, Eileen, Alberta and Loretta; and her brother Raynard., A celebration of Doris' life will be held at CMA Church of Langley, 6th and Cascade in Langley, WA on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Hospital, Colby Campus, in Everett, WA.



Dorothy "Dottie" (Pedersen) Beach

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

With family at her beside, Dorothy passed away peaceably on January 14, 2011, at her home in Wenatchee. She was born June 16, 1924, in Bell, CA to Alfred Pedersen and Eva (Province) Pedersen. The family moved to Wenatchee, WA in 1936. Summers were spent at the family wheat farm at Farmer, WA.



Dorothy "Sunny" Hailstone

Dorothy "Sunny" HAILSTONE Born in New Westminster, BC. Canada She married and moved to Issaquah, WA USA. On January 18, 2011, at the age of 80, Dorothy 'Sunny' Hailstone bid a valiant Hailstone farewell to family and friends, joining her best friend, long-time hunting partner and beloved husband of 56 years, Hooker Hailstone. Whether spending days at Lake Sammamish State Park with her young brood and landmark yellow umbrella, driving her school bus, or sharing a cup of tea, she is remembered by so many for her casual comfort, friendly outgoing demeanor and her trademark blonde ponytail. Full obituary and on-line guestbook at Service January 30, 2011, Pickering Barn, Issaquah. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.



Dorothy Baumann

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:53 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 17, 1923 - Jan. 18, 2011 



Dorothy Lee Weitman

Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

Dorothy Lee Weitman, 84, longtime resident of Omak, WA, died January 22, 2011, at her home at Apple Springs Assisted Living in Omak. She was born February 24, 1926, in Tonasket, WA to Clarence and Alta Bandtman. Dorothy lived most of her early childhood years in Tonasket. She graduated from Okanogan High School on June 1, 1945, and married Wilbur Weitman the same day.



Dr. J. Lindsay Oaks

Dr. J. Lindsay Oaks, D.V.M., Ph.D, of Pullman, succumbed to an aggressive Neuroendocrine tumor on January 15, 2011 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA. The Rosary service will be held at 4 PM on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman, WA. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman. Vault interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pullman, WA. Lindsay was born August 6, 1960 in Corpus Christi, TX to Jerald L. and J. Kathleen (Jones) Oaks Sr. He moved with his family growing up in Oklahoma, Colombia, South America, Israel, and then to Denver, CO where he graduated from Cherry Creek High School., Dr. Oaks completed his undergraduate and professional education at Colorado State University, graduating in 1986 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Keeping with his lifelong passion for raptors and a taste for international work, he began his career in clinical practice at the Dubai Falcon Hospital and Dubai Equestrian Centre, in the United Arab Emirates. His interest and expertise in raptors and horses would prove to be a driving force his entire career. After a year in clinical practice in Chino, California from 1989-1990, Dr. Oaks came to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University for postgraduate education and training in microbiology, where he began a distinguished career in academic veterinary medicine that kept him in Pullman until his untimely death. Lindsay achieved specialty diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, and was recently elected by colleagues to serve on the Board of Governors for that specialty. He was a highly respected colleague and leader in his specialty organization, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation for the past six years., As a faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, Dr. Oaks served as a Section Head in the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. He was a widely consulted and respected microbiologist among his professional colleagues in clinical practice throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Nation, and his loss to the profession is felt profoundly. Lindsay led the microbiology training program in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, was a lecturer in many courses, and most recently was a course director for the veterinary virology course. In his typical quiet and unassuming way, and with his clinical experience providing a practical perspective, he was able to establish a rapport and trust with his students that made him a highly popular, respected and effective mentor for so many veterinarians and microbiologists in training. He was much beloved by his students, and it was in the classroom that he felt he could contribute most to a profession that had given him so much., Dr. Oaks had a distinguished research career that spanned from the laboratory to the field. His colleagues and collaborators will sorely miss his contributions into the intricate mechanisms of viral action and persistence. Lindsay will be most remembered around the world for his work in emerging disease discovery and conservation medicine. He was a lifelong friend and trusted resource for the Peregrine Fund, working since his teen years in restoring populations of falcons and other raptors. He discovered the viral cause of high death loss in captive Aplomado Falcons, and worked to highlight the role of lead in causing the death of California Condors. But it is his leadership in elucidating the role of a veterinary anti-inflammatory drug in the devastating decline of Oriental white-backed and other Gyps vultures on the Indian subcontinent that carved his name in the annals of conservation medicine forever. This work, which in 2004 was published in Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific publications in the world, provided the insight that led the way in saving that species from extinction., Dr. Oaks' colleagues and friends from Pullman to the Middle East to Asia mourn his loss along with his family, but also celebrate his life, knowing that his impact will be forever remembered. His passion was fishing (all types) and Falconry. He is survived by his three children Gilbert Oaks, Sara Ulibarri and Gillian Oaks all of Pullman; the mother of his children Catherine Ulibarri of Pullman; his father Jerald L. Oaks Sr., of Denver, CO; his mother J. Kathleen Pratt of Houston, TX; his stepmother Elena G. Oaks of Denver, CO; his sister Kristi Accarrino of Tavernier, FL; and his uncles Harry Jones and John C. Oaks. Lindsay's family has asked that in lieu of cards and flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, PO Box 647010, Pullman, WA 99164 or to The Peregrine Fund, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709. KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME of Pullman is caring for the family. Online condolences may be sent to



Dr. Lynne M. Bownds

BOWNDS, Dr. Lynne M., Passed away peacefully on January 8th in Boise, Idaho, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Lynne was born August 27th, 1941 in Walla Walla, Washington, to Pat Duffy and Frank Castoldi. Lynne and her family moved to Oakland, California where she met and married the love of her Life, Dr. John Bownds. Together they had three children, Jennie, Layne and Gabe. Lynne and her family moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1969. While living in Tucson, she received her nursing degree and worked for the University of Arizona's Student Health Center. Lynne then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and worked as a nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood. Lynne continued her education at The University of Tennessee and received her Bachelors, Masters and a PHD in healthcare economics. In September 1999 she accepted a position at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington, as an economics professor. Upon arriving in Spokane, she also took up running which became one of her greatest passions. Lynne joined the Bloomsday Roadrunner running club and forged lifelong friendships with this group, as well as the colleagues she met at EWU. Lynne loved life passionately and was a gentle soul. Lynne is survived by her three children and her brother, Steve Castoldi. Lynne is preceded in death by her father, Frank Castoldi, her mother, Pat Duffy, and her soul mate and husband for 31 years, John Bownds. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Luke's Hospice, 190 E. Bannock, Boise, Idaho 83712 in memory of Dr. Lynne Bownds. Words cannot express how much Lynne will be truly missed by all who knew her, and were lucky enough to have her in their lives., We will never forget you Lynne, we love you! Arrangements in Boise are under the direction of SUMMERS FUNERAL HOME.



Duane Louis Noel

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Duane Louis Noel, 69, of Moxee, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Duane was born June 1, 1941 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota to Dennis and Isab



Durward "Duke" Gallipo

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeOn January 27, 2011 Dad went to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dad was born in Valley City, ND October 14, 1923. He moved to the Yakima Valley with his parents at age fourte 



E. Louise "Lou" Nehrenberg-Warwick

Lou passed peacefully at home with her husband by her side on January 20, 2011., A memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 12, 2011, at Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church, 9028 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA, 98270. Reception immediately following at the church., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.




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Earl H. Colson Jr.

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Steward & Williams Tribute CenterELLENSBURG - Earl H. Colson Jr., 90, of Ellensburg died at a local hospital on January 26, 2011. Earl was born to Earl H. Colson Sr. and Margaret (Ross) Colson on July 26, 1920, in Chehalis, WA. He 



Earnest Hoyt Scarborough Jr.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

Earnest Hoyt Scarborough Jr., a resident of Okanogan for 52 years, died the morning of January 22, 2011, at his home in Okanogan. Earnest was born March 31, 1932, to Ernest and Paula Scarborough in Savannah, GA. He joined the Air Force in December of 1951. After Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, he was assigned to McChord A.F.B. at Tacoma, WA; Geiger A.F.B. at Spokane, WA; and Goose Bay A.F.B. at Labrador, Greenland.



Edwin F. Bactad Jr.

Edwin F BACTAD, Jr. Edwin Fernandez Bactad, Jr. of Kirkland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 21, 2011 while traveling on business in Orlando, FL. He was 35 years old. Edwin was born on April 13, 1975 in San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines and moved to Seattle when he was 3 years old. After growing up with his family in south Seattle, he attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and graduated in 1997 with a BS in Physics. He began his career as an electrical engineer, most recently as a Senior Associate with WSP Flack & Kurtz in Seattle. In 2005 after 13 years together, he married his high school sweetheart Sarah and they have three children. Most of all, he was a loving, passionate and devoted husband, father, brother and son who was most often found with a child, or three, in his arms. His family was his world. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, three children - Edwin Carter, III (Trey) (4yrs) and twins Easton Prescott and Emery Belle (19 months); mother Zoraida Bactad, brother Jesse (Robin) Bactad, sister Carmen (Maurice) Karagiorgos, niece and nephew Lexi and Xavier Karagiorgos; grandparents Jesus and Efihenia Fernandez, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Edwin P. Bactad, Sr. Visitation Sunday, January 30th, 1:30-3pm, Barton's Funeral Home, 11630 Slater Ave. NE, Suite 1A, Kirkland, 98034. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 31st at 11:30am at Holy Family Parish, 7045 120th Avenue NE, Kirkland, 98033. Burial at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in Redmond.



Eirene "Rene" (Carlson) Boni

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

"Rene" was born in Spokane, WA to Swedish immigrants, David and Selma Carlson. She grew up in Peaceful Valley, graduating from Lewis and Clark High School. She attended Whitworth College, where she met Lou Boni, her true soul mate and husband of 64 years. Rene and Lou began their family in Spokane, having a son, Louis. They moved to Tonasket, WA and had two daughters, Sally and Barbara.



Elaine (Staake) Daleske

Elaine (Staake) DALESKE Born in Tacoma, WA on May 20, 1925. She graduated from Stadium High School in 1941, then attended the University of Washington, joining Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority - enjoying close friendship with many sorority sisters throughout her life. After college, she worked for several radio stations in Tacoma and Seattle, as well as Advertising agencies in New York and San Francisco. Later years, she enjoyed part time work at Nordstrom and selling Real Estate. Elaine spent many happy hours on a tennis court during vacations and at home at the former Gallery and currently Harbor Square Tennis Clubs. Together with husband Bob, they enjoyed many trips and cruises. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, where she was active in the Mother's Club and Alter Society. After moving from Wedgwood to Edmonds, Elaine became a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church. Preceded in death by parents, Jack Shepard and Terese Gardner; sister, Bette Elsbree and infant daughter Mary Kathleen Staake. Survived by husband, Robert Daleske; son, Craig Staake (Barbara); daughters, Karen Miller (Bob) and Lynn Staake; step-daughter, Dianne Daleske and Catherine Peay. Much loved granddaughters: Emma Staake, Sarah (Chris) Calvert, Megan and Emily Miller; who all made her very proud of their accomplishments. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11am on Tues., Feb. 1, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 630 - 7th Ave. N in Edmonds; with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Lakewood, WA. Arrangements: Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds, WA; 425-771-1234. Please share memories with the family at



Eleanor Louise Bromhorst Hoffarth

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Eleanor Louise Bromhorst Hoffarth went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, January 26, 2011. Eleanor was born October 24, 1922 in Mabton, WA to George and Alice (Cuendette) B



Elizabeth Wessels

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 9, 1929 - Jan. 22, 2011 



Evelyn M. Brown

BROWN, Evelyn M., Evelyn M. "Sully" Brown (age 88) went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2011. She was born on July 2, 1922 to George and Mae Sullivan in Butte, MT. She is survived by her children: daughter, Vonnie Lingg and sons, Ted and Kelly Brown; her grand-children: Carla White, Marla, (Bryan) Smith, Jason (Alise) Borowczyk; Brandon (Stasha) Brown, and Jennifer Lingg; her great grandchildren: Ryan Abitz, Aeron Borowczyk, Andrew Borowczyk, Kendell Borowczyk, Hailey Brown, Chance Brown; and Cadence Smith; her beloved cousin, Vesta Wieglenda; sisters-in-law, Althea "Babe" Sullivan and Tina Dosen; aunt, Viola Beyer; her special friend, Tamara Buchanan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Ted Brown, in 1997, her beloved daughter-in-law, Aundre' Brown in 2007, and her brother, Jack L. Sullivan, in 1983. Evelyn married Ted in 1942 in Butte, MT. They moved to Spokane in 1945 after spending 3 years in Sacramento, CA. She was employed at Newberry's for several years as a sales clerk. The family wishes to extend a special "thank you" to Sullivan Park Care Center for their loving care. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.



Everett R. Boyle

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeHARRAH - Everett R. Boyle, 95, of Harrah, WA died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at his home. The first born in a family of 8 children to Lydia and Lorenzo Boyle, Everett started out life in P



Faye Margaret Euteneier

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Faye Margaret Euteneier is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She passed away on January 24, 2011 Faye was born on July 30, 1935 to Helen and Hersul Thomas in Lewisville, Id. She



Floyd McCauley

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 1, 1915 - Jan. 18, 2011 



Francesca Rogano Condon

Francesca Rogano Condon passed away January 25, 2011 in Spokane. She was born October 26, 1940 in Spezzano della Silla, Cosenza, Italy the daughter of Eugenio and Marietta (Grecco) Rogano. Franca is survived by her children William J. (Bridget) Condon, Shawn E. Condon all of Spokane, Marisa J. Condon of Lynnwood, WA and Bridget P. (Howard Gearns) Condon of Spokane; brother Carlo (Maureen Beruschi) Rogano of Revelstoke, B.C.; and grandson William R. Condon of Spokane. Mass of Celebration will be Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 5pm and will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 E. Rockwood Blvd, Spokane. Memorial contributions are suggested to, or The Shriner's. Please visit Franca's tribute and leave a condolence at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Frederick Eugene "Fred" Ewing

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM 

Frederick Eugene Ewing passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in Chelan, WA, at the age of 98. He was born in Seattle on February 1, 1912, to Albert and Anna Ewing, as the fourth of five children. After graduating from Lincoln High, Fred worked for Seattle Ice Delivery Company with his father, who was also a poet.




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Gale L. Graham

Passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in Nine Mile Falls, WA. Gale was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Gale is retired Navy and proudly served in the Korean War; and retired from AT&T after 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Sue Graham; and his sons, Gary Graham (Pam) and Mike Graham; step daughter, Michelle Long (Ken); sister, Lila Ferg; eight grandkids and three great-grandkids. Gale was preceded in death by his parents; Nile and Iva Graham; sisters, Donna Ness and Vesta Watkins; daughter, Karen Graham-Heyn. He was greatly loved and will be missed. A memorial service will be held at the Eagles Lodge Aerie #2, 6410 N. Lidgerwood, on Friday the 4th of February from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Gale's name to the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane.



Garfield Robert Crawford

Garfield Robert Crawford, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2011., Gar started life June 13, 1922 in Edgar, Wisconsin and left the Midwest to fly for the Air Force during, . He served as a captain with the 307th bomb group and flew the B24. Captain Crawford, upon returning to civilian life, earned a BS from USC and taught grade school. His teaching career was interrupted when the Air Force recalled him to active duty during the, . He served his country faithfully and left the military a highly decorated veteran, his many medals to include the distinguished Flying Cross. His friends remember him as a courageous, humble, man who was always a gentleman. He kept a lifelong membership in the American Legion., Later, he earned a BS degree from USC and taught grade school. Garfield completed his working years as a self-employed forging, casting, and metal stamping salesman for the military and aerospace industries., Garfield's professional life allowed much travel and adventure but eventually he settled, with his family, in Lynnwood, WA where he stayed for the last 40 years. He viewed family life as a blessing and involved himself with Scouting programs, Awana, and many activities with his children., He served faithfully at the Berean Bible Church for 40 years, 35 of them as an usher. Many people were touched by his humble, calm, reassuring nature and wonderful sense of humor. His big smile could lift up a room; his words were always kind and filled with wisdom. He will be missed by all who knew him., Garfield is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jane; son, William (Glenda Smith); daughter, Katherine; grandchildren, Sarah and Willie; and great-grandchildren, Haley, Amanda, and Carlos., A heartfelt thanks to Julie Crawford, Jo Engle, Cassie Bjorn, and the Hospice program for your support and kindness., A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Berean Bible Church, 2345 N. 85th Street, Shoreline, WA.



Gary Allen Simmons

Gary Allen Simmons passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He was 70, born June 30, 1940 in Bellingham to William and Muriel (Riffe) Simmons. Gary retired from Intalco after working 32 years. He was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and riding his motorcycle. He was very generous with his time, and was always willing to help others with their needs. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ronald. Gary is survived by his wife Carol, whom he married in 1967; children, Rodney (Rita) Forslof, Brian Simmons, Cindi Torres Baez, Jeremy (Mindy) Simmons, Tina Simmons, Sherilee Simmons; siblings, Donald, James, and Patricia; 15 grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation will be Friday, February 4, from noon to 1:00 PM, with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Northwest Chapel, 5800 Northwest Road in Ferndale. Memorials may be made to Whatcom County Republican Party, or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund. You may share your memories of Gary in the online guestbook at



Gene David Schaumberg

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

PORTLAND, OR - Dr. Gene David Schaumberg passed away on January 19, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. He was 71 years old. He was born in Minnesota on October 3rd, 1939 and moved to Washington when he was four. He received his B.S. in



Gerald Arthur "Jerry" Shannon Jr.

Born on September 15, 1931, loving father, devoted husband, trusted businessman, and loyal friend Jerry Shannon passed into the next realm from his Edmonds, WA home on January 18, 2011 at age 79, with the love of his wife and family sending him on his way., Though now gone from this earth, his quick, melodic laugh and easy hang-tooth smile, his rose-kissed cheeks and diamond-glinted eyes will be long-remembered by anyone he met, but especially by those he loved best, those he fought for hardest, and those for whom his playful nature was directed., Fishing, boating, golf, poker, trivia, or a heaping plate of spaghetti - anything that would help surround him with his family or friends was his truest passion and greatest happiness., A memorial service in Jerry's honor will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds, WA (top floor of the Edmonds library).



Gerald Bruce Scott

Born in Detroit, Michigan to Bloss and Pearl Scott, Bruce was the oldest of four children, James (deceased), Doris, and Nancy (deceased)., In 1942, Bruce answered the call to serve his country as a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot, earning many air medals over Germany, France, and the Polesti. His military career ended in 1957 as a reservist and during those years, he married his childhood sweetheart, Patricia Aurich of Muskegon Michigan. They had four daughters, Jeanne Park of Silver Springs, Nevada, Patricia Jennings of Herndon, Virginia, Jill Colebank of Lynnwood, Washington and Deborah McHeffey of Lynnwood, Washington., His careers included Texaco in Montebello, California, the U.S. government in Reno, Nevada, Boeing in Seattle, Washington and 3M in White City, Oregon where he retired., They settled in Marysville, Washington where Bruce passed away, leaving behind his wife, daughters and their families, grandchildren, Leone Park, Ryan Jennings, Jeff Jennings, David Lewellen, Randy Lewellen, Jennifer Howards, and Ashley McHeffey; and his great- granchildren, Brandon Park, Benjamin and Ethan Jennings, Conner Lewellen, Lily Howards, and Alliana and Dominic Pierce.



Gerald Leon Cooper

COOPER, Gerald Leon, Died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Spokane Veterans Home with his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Lorraine, at his bedside. Services to honor Gerald's memory and contributions to the community, will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11 am at the Sunset Chapel, Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane. A short graveside service will follow and that evening at 6 PM, there will be additional prayers (shiva minyan) said for Jerry at the Spokane Veterans Home's Chapel, 222 East 5th Avenue, Spokane., He was born in Spokane on June 21, 1915 to Edward Cooper and Goldie Bramer Cooper. Gerald was the middle of three sons, all of whom enlisted in the United States military after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in England, France, and Germany attached to the 9th Air Force. During a bombing raid in London, his ear drum was punctured, and he permanently lost his hearing in his left ear., Passing high school chemistry was deemed sufficient for Jerry to be assigned to teach chemical warfare at Spokane's Geiger Field prior to being sent to Europe on the second Mauretania. He arrived at Omaha Beach at D-Day Plus Six. The following year, he was deputized to transport Hermann Goering, Adolf Hitler's designated successor, to Nuremberg, Germany. The former Nazi official was dressed in his military whites, but since the Allies needed to protect his identity en route to his final posting, Jerry put the Nazi Commander-in-Chief of the German Air Force in a dirty coal carrier for the trip., A founding member of Spokane's Temple Beth Shalom, Jerry was also a member of the, , the American Legion, and the Musicians Union. Beginning at age 15, Jerry started working part-time at Western Union. The messengers competed mightily to deliver telegrams alerting "ladies of the night" of their upcoming work schedules in many of downtown Spokane's old hotels, as the "working girls" were known as the most generous tippers., Jerry worked in the clothing industry prior to and after the war. Eventually, he and his late younger brother, Bernard, opened Coopers Men's Shop on East Sprague. Later the brothers opened the Blue Lantern Tavern on North Division and upon selling the tavern 25 years later, he worked as a salesman at all the local Red Wing shoe stores for another 15 years., Not one to sit idle (after all, he installed his underground, automatic lawn sprinkler system all on his own), Jerry joined the Spokane Police Department's Senior Volunteer Program for five years. This volunteer work allowed Jerry to come full circle, as he used to sell uniforms to the police officers and do their tailoring when he owned his own shop decades earlier. Until recently, Jerry's treadle sewing machine still came in handy for minor clothing repairs., The Cooper sons were musical and at an early age, Jerry's dad acquired a drum set for his middle child. Not only did "Bud" play with his late older brother, Sydney, in their own dance band while in high school, he also played with various big bands in the greater Spokane region for more than 40 years. Many older Spokanites may remember Jerry playing at the Breezy Point at the State Line or playing for Louis Davenport in the famed hotel's Italian Gardens. In addition, Jerry played music with fellow soldiers during the war and one of the most precious photographs his daughter has of her father shows him playing the drums with his buddies at a Displaced Persons camp somewhere in Europe. Jerry was set to audition for one of Paul Whiteman's traveling bands when the war ended and he decided instead to come home., The story goes that Jerry told his future wife, Lorraine, that he was going to marry her on their first date. While living in Spokane, he was set up with a nice Jewish girl in Seattle (who hailed originally from Chicago) and their courtship was undoubtedly aided by the assistance of a friend's wife who was a long-distance telephone operator. While alchemists could change lead into gold, this good friend could make a 45-minute long distance phone call cost the same as a 5-minute long distance phone call. Lorraine and Jerry were married in June 1954, their only child, Nancy, arrived in July of 1955. Right up until Jerry died, he claimed Lorraine at 93 was still as beautiful as the day he married her., In addition to his wife Lorraine, Jerry is survived by his daughter, Nancy Cooper, and her husband, Rick Kustina, of Seattle. Additional family left to mourn "Uncle Bud" are his three nephews and their respective families: Steve Cooper of Portland, OR; Brian Cooper of Manassas, VA; and Michael Cooper of Washington, DC. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Spokane (509-456-0438) or Temple Beth Shalom (509-747-3304). Special mention must be made of the professional and loving care he received from the Veterans Home medical and ancillary staff.



Geraldine Stanton

Friday, January 28, 2011 11:13 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 28, 1920 – Jan. 23, 2011



Gertrude L. Moena

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Greta Alene Wortz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

Greta Alene Wortz, 93, of Wenatchee, WA, died January 23,2011, at Highgate Senior Living in Wenatchee. The daughter of Arthur and MaryBelle Young, she was born January 8, 1918, in Putnam County, Missouri. She also lived with her aunt and uncle, John and Gustie Hamilton. On May 2, 1936, she was married to George L. Wortz, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1993.




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Harold Lloyd Bartram, 83, of Anacortes, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his home., He was born on February 1, 1927, to John & Alberta (Bales) Bartram in Glendora, California., A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, January 31, 2011 at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.




Harvey H. Moyer, 87, a long-time resident of Skagit Valley, passed away in Bellingham on January 25, 2011. He was born in Lake Stevens, WA, on July 30, 1923, the son of Allen and Ida (Onsrud) Moyer, and graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1941., He served in the, from 1942-1945, including 28 months in the South Pacific during, Harvey married Jadelle Verduin on May 17, 1952, in Lynden, WA. The couple moved to Burlington, then settled in Mount Vernon, residing on McLean Road for over 50 years., He was employed as a Highland Pacific/Darigold door-to-door milkman, delivered wholesale bread, and owned a custodial service. Over the years he donated gallons of life-saving blood., Survivors include daughters Lanita (Lin) Miller of Puyallup and Heather(John) Lee of Bow, sons Patrick of Mount Vernon, Harvey Lee (Jennifer) of Conway, and Steven (Melany) of Lynden, along with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by son Michael, as well as siblings Robert, Blanche Whitford, and Nellie James., A celebration service will be held at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church on Friday, February 4, at 3:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church, or the




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Harold Oliver

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 9, 1923 - Jan. 22, 2011 



Helen M. Perkins

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Helen Wynn

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Ida Kay Greathouse

Ida Kay GREATHOUSE It is with great sadness that the Frye Art Museum announces the passing of Ida Kay Greathouse, Director Emerita of the Frye Art Museum, on Thursday, January 6, 2011. Mrs. Greathouse and her husband, Walser, were friends of Charles and Emma Frye, the founders of the Frye Art Mu seum. Mr. Greathouse, a Rhodes scholar and graduate of Oxford, served as the Fryes' attorney, ex ecutor of the Frye estate, and first director (1952-1966) of the Charles and Emma Frye Free Public Art Museum, as it was then called. Following Walser Greathouse's death, Mrs. Greathouse took the helm as Director of the Frye. Throughout her nearly thirty year career, she was committed to protecting the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye. Kay Greathouse continued her husband's focus on American art, enhanced the Frye Founding Collection's holdings of French paintings, and moved into new collecting directions by acquiring significant paintings by early- twentieth-century Russian- trained émigrés and twentieth- century Alaskan landscapes. The Frye Art Museum honored Mrs. Greathouse's role in the history of the museum this past summer with Ida Kay Great house: A Tribute, an exhibition which featured paintings collect ed during her tenure, from 1966 until her retirement in 1993. The exhibition demonstrated the key role played by Mrs. Greathouse in moving the Museum to showcase not only European art but also 20th century American art. A lover of music, dance, and travel, especially to New York City and Hong Kong, Mrs Great house most recently made her home at Horizon House, located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle-just blocks from her beloved Frye. Mrs. Greathouse is survived by members of her family, including her nephew, Henry Hawkins, Jr., of Bellingham, WA and many, many friends from far and wide. A public memorial will be held at the Frye Art Museum on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, the 59th anniversary of the founding of the of the Frye, at 11:30 am. All are invited to attend.



Ivan A. Dorey

Ivan A. DOREY Age 91 of Mercer Island. Loving husband of Frances. Retired pilot West Coast Air Lines & Hughes Air West. At his request a family gathering was held. Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM FLINTOFTS FUNERAL HOME 




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Jack Doyle

Jack DOYLE (1927 - 2001) Loving husband, father, grandfather, friend. We will always miss you. Rest in Peace 



James Arthur Murphy

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

James Arthur Murphy, 78, born April 1, 1932, passed away January 20, 2011. Born in Yakima, the second son of Esther and James A. Murphy, Jim met his wife-to-be, Janet (McDonald), at the age of five in dance class. He graduated from Davis High 



James Daniel Eaton (Deco Dan)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SEATTLE - Born June 17, 1958 in Seattle. Died January, 17, 2011 in Seattle at the young age of 52. James "Danny" Eaton was raised in Yakima and Selah by his parents James H. Eaton Jr. and Carvel. Dan attended McKinley Elementa



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Jason E. Dollemore

Jason E. DOLLEMORE Born March 15, 1965. Died unexpectedly Jan, 22, 2011 at home. He proudly served in the Navy during Desert Storm. He was a milk distributor for Smith Brothers Dairy for 20 years. Recently purchased CB's General Store in Easton, WA. Jason was a Great Son, Brother, Uncle & friend. He will be dearly missed by many. He is survived by his parents, Ted & Karen, sister Kris (Dan), brother Darin (Tracy) nephew Zachary, nieces Adrienne, Shelby, & Shayla. Celebration of life will take place on Fri, Feb, 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Cle Elum Senior Center, 719 E. Third St.



Jay W. Speakman

Jay died peacefully with family at his bedside the morning of Sunday, December 26, 2010, in the Spokane Valley. He was 89 years old., Jay was born January 2, 1921 in Fillmore, Utah; the son of Wells and Ellen Speakman., Jay attended Millard High School in Fillmore, then joined the "United States, Air Force." He continued his studies in pre-flight and primary flying schools, becoming proficient in mathematics, physics, aeronautics and cryptography. He also specialized in Radio Mechanics: the repair maintenance, theory and mechanics of radios., Jay's military qualifications include:, AAF Tech Badge with Radio Spec Bar, Marksman., Army Decorations: American Theater Of Operations Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal AR 600-68, Victory Medal. Jay served his country from 1942 to 1946., Jay met Marianne Rudolph in 1946 while working at Lockheed. Theirs was a classic romance that culminated in marriage on January 10, 1948. They lived happily in Glendale, California, where in 1950, they welcomed a daughter, Annette, and later, in 1952, a son, Kenneth. In 1954, the Speakman's relocated to Spokane, Washington, where they purchased their first home and continued to add to their family. In 1957, Marianne gave birth to Celeste, and their youngest daughter Yvonne was born in 1964., Jay was a loving husband, father and an excellent provider for his family, working at Kaiser Aluminum in the Engineering Department and also as an Artist and Sculptor. In 1978 Jay received recognition for his artwork from K. Stout, Chairman, Engineering Division, Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology for a woodcarving entitled (Prospector with Burro). Jay's ever-present focus and commitment to his endeavors instilled a strong work ethic in his children., Jay enjoyed tending his and Marianne's home, yard, garden and small grape arbor. His hobbies included lawn bowling and golf. He could often be found at the community pool or surrounding lakes overseeing his children and their friends playing and swimming in the water., Jay W. Speakman of Spokane, Washington is survived by his four children along with his seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, Alton Speakman., Daughter:, Annette V. Steffenson Seattle, Washington, Son:, Kenneth W. Speakman Cibola, Arizona, Daughter:, Celeste J. Christenson Eagle River, Alaska, Daughter:, Yvonne M. Speakman Ottumwa, Iowa., Grandchildren:, Heather, Ty, Anah, Nicholas, Mercury, Adrian, Avril., Great-Grandchildren:, Josh and Ben, At Jay's request there will be a private funeral with family.



Jerome N. "Jerry, J.N." Knox

Pursuing his love of the water, Jerry owned a succession of outboards, inboards, flatties, and dinghies. A favorite was the double ender Hunky Dory. Another was a Cruise-a-Home which he and Peg took on many cruises with best buddies and fellow boaters Roj and Mig LeClerc.



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JoAnn Moore

While surrounded by her family, our beloved mother and grandmother JoAnn Moore passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011., JoAnn was born December 1, 1933 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She married Harry R. Moore in 1962 and moved to Everett, Washington where they raised six children. JoAnn and Harry owned Smokey's Cascadia in Marysville, Washington for 20 years. They were constant companions. Harry passed away on December 25, 2010 and Mom grieved for him until her passing - half of her was missing., JoAnn loved cosmetology; she owned her own beauty salon in her home while her children were young., She was preceded in death by her mother, father, stepfather, two sisters and one brother., Surviving her are her two sisters, Marcene and Linda; three daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Dennis, Leslie (Jim) Knosp, Renee Outcelt; and three sons, Mark (Kelly) Outcelt, Frank Moore and Randy (Alma) Moore. Also surviving are her 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren., We all loved her very much; there were only 27 days between the passing of our Mom and Dad., The family would like to thank the nurses on the 4th floor of Providence Colby Campus, and Hospice of Snohomish County for all the compassion and kindness that they have shown - they helped us make it through this very difficult time., Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway Everett, Washington. Services will be held immediately after at 1:00 p.m. and burial services immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery., Memorials may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County.



John Calvin Repass

Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:00 PM 

On January 23, 2011, our family lost the oldest son and our big brother, John Repass. After a valiant four year battle with cancer, the good Lord decided he had suffered enough and took him home. Our loss leaves a void in our family that cannot be filled. We take solace in knowing that he was surrounded by family when he left on his next journey.



John David Charles

John David CHARLES November 1955 ~ January 2011 John lived in the Seattle/South King County area all of his life. He passed away Saturday January 22 due to complications he suffered from a stroke he had on Thanksgiving Day. He was 55. John attended Chief Sealth and Highline High Schools and Denny Junior High. John was Big hearted, Kind, Generous, Stubborn, Outspoken, Loving, Caring, Adventurous, Strong-willed, Friendly, Welcoming, Funny and had a good sense of humor, Social, Loved the outdoors, especially fishing; he had a lot of stories to tell; he loved his Chevy cars and working on them; he loved to spoil his only daughter; he loved his family and all his friends; he liked to speak his opinions; loved to drink beer & relax and go on drives and look at all the beautiful surroundings. John is survived by his loving partner / wife, Linda of over 32 /19 years; his daughter Kasie; his sister Karen; mother Freda, both of Arizona; his mother and father-in-law, Tom and Barb Hill of Arizona; his uncle Ray of North Seattle; sister-in-law Dianne Hill of Aberdeen, WA and 2 nieces, Jamie and Jessica. k John was one of a kind k Visit and sign John's guest book at Leave your email address! A service for John is in the works, hopefully in Feb- ruary- yes, after the Super Bowl! John would want me to thank the caring nurses and staff at Harborview & Regional Hospitals.



John Gilbert Sides

John was a proud veteran and his home reflects his service to his country. He was an avid carpenter, gardener, and landscaper, with many home projects in progress. He always enjoyed his cold tea, summer fishing at the lake, riding his lawn mower around his 5 acres, and playing with his daughter's miniature Nigerian goats -- he dearly loved his dog, Missy, his faithful companion of ten years. He was a member and a life long supporter of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Donations can be made in his name to the DAV National Service Office in Seattle, WA.



John L. Breeze Jr.

John L. BREEZE Jr. Born and raised in Seattle, one of 8 children of Ray and Evelyn. Survived by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 6 children, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He joined the Navy during WWII and served aboard the Eagle Boat PE-56. He was one of 13 survivors when his ship was torpedoed off the coast of Maine in April 1945.A book was written about his Navy experience by Stephen Puleo, titled, "Due to enemy action". He returned to Seattle and made a career for himself at the Boeing Co., starting as a machinist apprentice, going to school to become a tool designer. His passions were his family, church, golf and bridge. He was genuinely honest, compassionate, good humored and liked by all who had the good fortune to know him. His family and many friends will miss him. A memorial service will be held February 8, 4:00 PM at Puyallup Foursquare Church, 601 9th Ave. SE, Puyallup, WA. 253-848-9111.



John Paul Maland Sr.

John Paul Maland Sr., (81), of St. Maries, Idaho, passed away January 16, 2011, at Kootenai Medical Center, in Coeur d'Alene. John was born on January 2, 1930, in Spokane, to Henry and Gertrude (Kellner) Maland. He was proud of his Norwegian heritage. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, in 1947. He attended the University of Idaho at Moscow, and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity., John married Patricia Ann Johnston in Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Spokane, on December 27, 1950. John's career as a land developer and home builder began in Spokane before he served in the, Air Corps and Air National Guard. He built many homes on Spokane's South Hill., In the early 1960's, he co-owned Spokane Flying Service, a Piper Dealership, at Felts Field, where he became an accomplished Charter Pilot. He flew kidney patients to Seattle before treatment was available in Spokane. John frequently flew business trips to the St. Maries airport and the old Calder airfield, after buzzing over to clear it of cows. At that time, the family enjoyed summers at their Kalispell Bay lake cabin that he built at Priest Lake, Idaho., John resumed building in 1964. He designed and coordinated the construction of the Sacred Heart Church in Lapwai, Idaho. The family then moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where he worked as a Superintendent at the Dworshak and Little Goose Dams. He developed property in the Lewiston Orchards, where the family resided for seven years. In 1972, the family settled at English Point at Hayden Lake, where he built lakefront homes. He retired and moved to St. Maries, where many of his children and their families reside., John and his wife recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary and his birthday., He personified the Father who was extremely devoted to his family, and was always there for his wife and eight children, and they in turn, were devoted to him., He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, and their children, John P. "Mike" Maland Jr., St. Maries, J. Christopher Maland, St. Maries, Molly K. Falkner (Ray), Everett, WA., Mark D. Maland, Everett, WA., Julie P. Clark (Dan), Coeur d'Alene, T. Scott Maland, Post Falls, Todd A. Maland, St. Maries, and Peter H. Maland, Post Falls; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Judy Johnston of Colorado, sister-in-law, Jeanette Johnston, of Spokane, seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert B. Maland, sister, Wanda J. O'Dea, granddaughter, Kimberly K. Falkner and great-grandson, Walker Z. Maland., Funeral Mass was January 22, 2011 at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in St. Maries with Fr. Timothy Ritchie officiating. Family and friends gathered at Benedictine Hall following the service. Visit the online memorial and sign his guestbook at



John Vander Giessen

Lynden resident, John Vander Giessen, age 94, went home to his Heavenly Father Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born September 28, 1916 in Coffee Creek, Montana to James and Anna (Zwaanstra) Vander Giessen. He moved to Lynden with his family in the 1920's and lived all of his adult life in Whatcom County. John attended Lynden Christian schools; held numerous jobs in the Lynden area and traveled to California where he learned the refrigeration trade while working with his uncle John. He returned to the Lynden area, where he met the love of his life Marie Lagerwey. They were married January 24, 1940 and walked side by side for 71 years. Following their marriage, John worked on the John Pilon farm and believed farming was his calling. In 1943 he purchased his own farm in the Custer area; beginning with 18 cows. Over the next 10 years, John transformed this farm from its poor condition into a progressive dairy; utilizing irrigation and a fertilizer program. He proudly built the second milking parlor in Whatcom County. Unfortunately John broke his back and was no longer able to maintain his farm. God had a new plan for him as dairy milk refrigeration became a new venture in the 1950's. John utilized his refrigeration training working with coolers for milk cans and later milk storage equipment. He maintained his connection to the dairy industry and this also provided opportunity to work with his two sons in the dairy equipment industry. John saw the dairy industry progress from milk being cooled by well water shipped in a milk can to the sale of milk tanks ranging from 100 to over 6000 gallons. He was proud to have been a refrigeration engineer at Cascade Cold Storage, working for his friend John Harkoff for 17 years, while operating his own refrigeration business Vander Giessen Refrigeration-later known as Sunset Western Inc. In retirement, John and Marie enjoyed 26 winters in Southern California where many wonderful times were shared with family and friends. John was a member of First Reformed Church. John is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Marie. John and Marie were blessed with five children: sons, Dale (Seki) Vander Giessen of Blaine and Jim (Karen) Vander Giessen of Puyallup; daughters, Andrea (Kingma) Hendricks and husband Harvey of Lynden, Annette Scholten of Dana Point, CA and Karen (Darrel) Timmer of Lynden. John was very proud of all his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Ada Vos; sisters-in-law, Alida Crabtree and Claus Schouten and brothers-in-law, Marinus and Matt Lagerwey. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Kay Gosser and Grace Van Ry; brothers Lawrence, Henry and Don; brothers-in-law John, Bill, Arie, Gerrit, Johan and Nick; sisters-in-law Minnie Konyenbelt and Katherine De Koster and granddaughter, Sheri Scholten. Visitation hours will be Tuesday, Feb. 1, 5 to 7 pm at Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 am Wed. Feb. 2 at Monumenta Cemetery followed by an 11 am memorial service at First Reformed Church, 6th & Grover St. in Lynden. Memorial donations are suggested to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut St., Ste. 1-C, Bellingham, WA 98226 or to First Reformed Church, 6th & Grover St., Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



Joseph Bourton

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

Joseph Bourton, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. He was born March 27, 1920, in Waterville, WA to Germaine Mirabeau Bourton and Henri Bourton. Joe started his education in a one-room school at Shiloh, rode his horse to school in Douglas, and graduated from Waterville High School. Joe married Gloria Tober on June 21, 1947.



Joy Crystal Brownlow (Kirby) Daniels

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Joy Crystal Brownlow (Kirby) Daniels, 90, a resident of Leavenworth, WA, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth. Joy was born to Willis and Grace (Hayes) Brownlow on December 10, 1920, at Blewett, WA. She grew up in Leavenworth and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1938.



Juanita D. Thomas

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

Juanita D. Thomas, 74, a 70 year Wenatchee area resident, passed away at her home in Wenatchee on Friday morning, January 21, 2011. She was born on December 16, 1936, at Spearfish, ND, to the late William Eldon and Iris Juanita (Morden) Alexander. At an early age, her family moved to the Wenatchee area.



Judy Lee Arbuthnot

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Judy Lee Arbuthnot, 69, of Yakima, went to be with her Lord on the morning of January 25, 2011. She was born May 14, 1941 and was raised by her loving parents Laura Gilmore and Marvin Beale.




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Keith A. Bogus

Keith A BOGUS Keith was born in Powers Lake, N. Dakota to Raymond and Emma Bogus. He graduated Nathan Hale High School, attended the University of Washington and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Keith moved to Caldwell/ Boise, Idaho area where he owned and operated Ralphs Toys and Hobbies for over 35 years. He retired to Garden Valley, Idaho. Keith is survived by his wife Linda, mother Emma Bogus, step-son Todd Golden, wife Lanette, step -daughter Lisa Golden, husband Dan Bolstad and 3 grandchildren Corbin, Brenden and Laila. A memorial service will be held at Reylea Chapel in Boise on 2/5/11 @ 1:00 pm. Remembrances to Legacy Hopewell House Hospice, in Portland, OR.



Kenneth Richard Sewell

Kenneth Richard Sewell passed away on January 19, 2011 at his home in Redding, California. He was born on June 6, 1961 in Seattle, WA., Ken was preceded in death by his father, Richard Kenneth Sewell., Ken is survived by his loving son, Steven Sewell and girlfriend, Margaret Natina; his granddaughter, Savienne Jane Sewell; his mother, Pamela Sewell Gahan; his brother, Mike Sewell; his sisters, Lori Langberg, Rebecca Lachney, Lisa Stevens, Cheryl Patrick; and nieces, Rachael Sewell, Kate Langberg, Megan Langberg, Melissa Patrick Loney, Erica Stevens, Janelle Stevens; nephews, Rick Sewell, Michael Patrick, Christopher Zellner, Nicholas Chase, Sean Chase; and several grandnieces; and grand-nephews., Ken enjoyed riding his motorcycle, listening to music, fishing, and golfing. He had a big heart and was always the first to lend a hand when called upon. He will always be remembered for his laughter and beautiful smile. Ken will be deeply missed by his family and friends., There will be a private celebration of Ken's life which will be held at a later date.



Kevin Paul Skirko

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

Kevin Paul Skirko, of Malott, WA, passed away at the Brewster Hospital on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. He was born August 9, 1954, in Butte, MT to Tony Skirko and Mary Ball-Skirko. The family moved to Okanogan in November of 1964, where he graduated from Okanogan High School in 1972, and then attended the Kinman Business University.



L. F. "Fritz" Fenster M.D.

L. F. "Fritz" FENSTER M. D. 1931~2011 Born in San Francisco, October 31, 1931. He died at home in Seattle, January 19, 2011. Dr. Fenster was educated at Lowell High School, where he was President of his Senior Class and All City Basketball. He then went to Stanford University (B.A. magna cum laude) in History and Phi Beta Kappa, graduated in 1953. He graduated from Harvard Medical School (cum laude) and Alpha Omega Alpha in 1957. He was an intern and resident at Yale-Grace New Haven Hospital and spent a third year there as a Fellow in liver diseases under Dr. Gerald Klatskin. He was then Chief Medical Resident at King County Hospital (now Harborview Medical Center) and the University of Washington in Seattle, Wa. He then served two years as clinical associate at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. He was then Section Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at King County Hospital over four years before joining The Mason Clinic in 1967. He was the head of the sub-section of hepatology for over twenty years and retired form clinical practice in October 1993. Dr. Fenster was very involved with healthcare quality and cost-effectiveness issues for decades, both at Virginia Mason Medical Center, and also as a participant in the Washington State PSRO and Joint Commission quality efforts. He was formerly chairman of the Practice Patterns Task Force at Virginia Mason. This group was charged with finding ways to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the way physicians practice. Between 1991 and 1997 He was the Medical Director of the Office of Value Assessment (OVA) at Virginia Mason. For many years he was also associate chairman of the QA (quality assessment) Committee of the VM Medical Center. He was a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington from 1975 until his retirement and was also Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Services from 1997 to retirement. In 1991 he was awarded the R.H. Williams Leadership in Medicine Award by the Seattle Academy of Internal Medicine. In 1995 he won the James Tate Mason Award of the Virginia Mason Medical Center. In 1997he received the annual "Distinguished Clinician" award given by the American Gastroenterologic Association. He won several "best teacher" awards over his career. He is survived by his niece, Lisa Walters Girard of Gualala, California. No services were held at his request. Remembrances can be donated to the Council for Secular Humanism, 1310 Sweet Home Road, P.O. Box 664, Amherst, New York 14226-0064 Sign Fritz's on-line Guest Book at




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Lamellia Norene (Norene or Nee Nee) Erickson

Norene passed away suddenly on January 21, 2011. She was 72 years old. She had recently moved to Mill Creek, WA but lived most of her life in Everett., Norene was born November 4, 1938, the youngest of five girls. She graduated from Everett High School., She married John Erickson in 1957. They had a long and happy life together until he passed away in 2006., Jack and Nee Nee love to travel and she continued to travel as long as her health would allow., Norene worked at Scott Paper for 20 years, where she made many life-long friends. They enjoyed bowling, lunching and sewing. Norene created beautiful hookrugs and needlepoints. She made so many wonderful hats, scarves, blankets and quilts, most of which she donated to charities., Norene is survived by son, Wade Erickson; daughter, Karla (Brett) Delavergne; and grandson, Andy. She also leaves behind her constant companion, MugsE., She is preceded in death by her four sisters; daughter, Leisa Marie; and baby boy., Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, 1615 SE Everett Mall Way in Everett, with a reception to be announced after the services., In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Children's Hospital of Seattle, WA; or to the Gospel Mission in Everett.



Larry J. Uribe

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Lauretta Peterson Herman

Lauretta Peterson Herman, age 98, former Vancouver, WA resident, died on Jan. 8, 2011 in St. Paul, MN. She was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Goldendale, WA and moved to Vancouver, WA in 1918 where she graduated from Vancouver High School in 1930., Lauretta married Earl Herman in 1934 and they lived most of their lives in Vancouver, except from 1960-75, when they lived in Seattle, WA. She graduated from the, in 1966. Earl died in 1999 and Lauretta moved to Minnesota in 2000., She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vancouver., Lauretta is survived by her son, Robert Herman (Carolyn) of St. Paul, MN; daughter, Janice Baker (Frank) of Baltimore, MD; granddaughters, Tory Herman of Eugene, OR, Molly Zaidi of Montclair, NJ, and Eliza Herman of St. Paul, MN; brothers, Howard Peterson of Lacey, WA, Reuben Peterson of Allyn, WA, and Lawrence Peterson of San Luis Obispo, CA; sister, Joanne Vahsholtz of Vancouver, WA; and seventeen nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. Herman; brother, Homer Peterson; and sister, Elizabeth McKay., A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Vancouver., Please sign Lauretta's guest book at:



Lura J. Cooke

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Michael L. Arbogast Mike passed away 1/17/2011 at the age of 63 after a brief illness. Mike was a Tacoma native, Vietnam vet, and a lifetime Steamfitter member of Local 82, now 26. He is survived by his loving wife Carleen, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 children, and 8 grandchildren. A celebration of Mike's life will be held Wednesday, 2/9/2011, at the



Marie E. Wilson

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Marie E. Wilson passed away on Saturday January 22, 2011 in her home in Yakima at the age of 87. She was born in Virgil, SD on May 18, 1923 to Arthur and Caroline (McCune) Neumeyer. She



Marjorie Morningstar de Muynck

Marjorie Morningstar de MUYNCK Age 58, Marjorie Morningstar de Muynck, passed over on January 25, 2011. Her valiant struggle with cancer endured over 11 years, and through it all she lived to perform, compose music, author books, and educate, and was a passionately devoted environmentalist and animal rights activist. She leaves behind her partner, Linda Marie Waller, and her beloved animal family, Dorje Bell, Jimmy Mac and Xena, as well as an extensive family of friends, and her beloved sister Marcia McMichael, niece Morgan and nephew Bryce, mother Dorothy and father Marshall de Muynck. Marjorie was a graduate of the Seattle Institute of Shiatsu, and earned her Master of Music Education from Boston University and was attending the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM in order to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a tradition of healing art that she deeply loved. A pioneer in the field of Sound Healing, Marjorie's gifts as a musician and healing arts practitioner merged together as she created new healing modalities, to include Acutonics and most recently the Ohm Therapeutics systems of Sound Healing. Throughout her illustrious life, Marjorie toured the world performing. She was a wind instrument specialist, and a founding member of the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet. A truly remarkable woman, partner and friend to many, Marjorie will be dearly missed, and her influence will without doubt reach far into the future. She loved this earthly plane and found the sacred in all living things. She was pure of heart and a radiant being who always advocated for the suf- fering. Love and Peace Dear One. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Marjorie, please contact the following organizations: Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary ( or the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society ( Thank you.



Mark Mills

The Mills family would like to extend their deepest appreciation for all our family and friends that are loving us during this difficult time. How blessed are we.



Marlene "Malka" Fricks

Marlene "Malka" FRICKS Marlene 'Malka' 'Kitty' Katz Fricks, 76, of Woodinville, WA, died January 13, 2011 at her home in Woodinville, Washington, of lung cancer. Malka was born October 15, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Leah Newman Katz and Harry Katz. She graduated from High School at age 16 and received her Bache lor of Arts Degree from Hunter College in NYC at age 20. As an adventurous young adult, Malka honed her foreign lan guage proficiency traveling and living in Mexico, the Caribbean, North Africa, and Europe. Over the years, she also traveled ex tensively throughout the United States and Canada. A trip to Seattle for the 1962 World's Fair forever changed the course of this NYC Spanish teach er's life. It was there that Malka met her future husband, Patton Cotnam Fricks (deceased, 2001), and they were married Leap Year Day, February 29, 1964 in Anchorage, Alaska. Malka had always wanted to marry a cow boy, but in Pat Fricks she found the ultimate Renaissance Man. In Alaska, Malka taught Spanish and French, and she and Pat took to the skies on Pat's many bush piloting adventures. Together, they survived the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. Malka al ways remembered that a number of Corning Ware pieces received as bridal shower gifts did not fare very well in the quake, and it tick led her that the Corning Company replaced the entire set! After moving to Seattle, Malka received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Washington. She enjoyed a long career with the Lake Washington School District as a teacher of Spanish and Health and as a Junior High and High School Counselor. Pat and Malka spent many beau tiful summers together cruising Puget Sound and exploring Amer ican and Canadian ports. Malka's favorite onshore hobbies included dancing - whenever and wherever, playing softball with the coed team of Bellevue Senior Center, and acting in various productions at the Northshore Senior Center where she also served on the Board of Directors. A love of the arts emerged early for Malka, whose desire to sing opera unfortunately culminated with high school chorus. Undaunted, she continued her involvement with the arts throughout her life, and was a member of Woodinville's original Public Arts Advisory Committee. She also served on the original Parks and Recreation Commis sion for the City of Woodinville. Other affiliations included the Hearing Loss Association of America, the Red Hat Society Bothell Babes, and the Queen City Yacht Club Tarettes of which she was a life member. Malka is survived by three Step children: John Fricks, Judy Zybach, and Jacob Fricks, and three grandchildren, Mathew Thompson, Marcus Thompson, and Chelsea Zybach. Two of her stepchildren, Dick Fricks and Nancy Thompson, are deceased. Malka's sister, Marilyn Pellach, died in 1962. She is survived by her dear friend and companion, John Coughlin, with whom she shared many years and many adventures. Above all else, Malka enjoyed and valued her friends. She cher ished connections that spanned many decades and also treasured those of more recent vintage. Malka's friends and colleagues have always appreciated her multifaceted intelligence, her quick wit, her fun and flamboyant style, her forthrightness, her creativity and the totally unique individual she was. Personally and professionally, Malka Fricks touched many lives. Hopefully she knows that, 'Frankly, Scarlett, you are loved and you are missed'. A celebration of Malka's life is being planned at the Northshore Senior Center, February 27, at 3:00 pm. Contributions in Malka's memory may be made to the Northshore Senior Center or a charity of one's choice.



Marolyn Marie Barnes

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Marolyn Marie Barnes, 66 years of age, of Wenatchee, WA, died suddenly Saturday January 15, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital, with her family by her side. Marolyn was the owner and director of Marolyn's Daycare here in the Valley for over 20 years, until her health caused her to retire.



Marrion Lorraine Lohoff-Bailey

Marrion Lorraine Lohoff-Bailey, our beloved "Memo", passed away peacefully on January 7, 2011., She was born to Elva and Oscar Lohoff on October 28, 1917. The fourth of ten children, she was raised on a farm in Towner, Colorado. She graduated from Teachers College and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Morley, Colorado until 1941. She then moved to California and, while working at the Simmons Aeronautic War Plant, she met and married Chester Forrest Bailey. Together, they had two daughters in Glendale, California, moving to Seal Beach in 1962., She was widowed in 1967 and returned to teaching in Long Beach, California. After retiring, she moved to live on Flowing Lake near Snohomish, Washington with her daughter, Jessie., Memo loved life! She enjoyed Leo parties, live music, reading, the birds and wildlife on the lake, and her wonderful cat, "Worm"., She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Earnhardt and Jessie Paulson (Brian); grandsons, Forrest Shertzer, Matthew Earnhardt, Andrew Earnhardt (Simone); great-grandson, Owen Bailey-Earnhardt; siblings, Ivalee, Jeanne, Dixie Lee, Keith, and too many great friends and adopted adult children to count., She was the best mother, teacher, listener and friend to us all. She will be greatly missed., A memorial service will be held on February 5, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 913 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA.



Marvin Underwood

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Marvin Underwood passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Mar 



Mary Wilde Nielson

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Mary Wilde Nielson, 98, died peacefully January 26th, 2011. She was born September 10, 1912 in Weiser, Idaho to Leo Junius Wilde and Olive (Porter) Wilde. Mary and her family moved to Oregon and while she was attending M



Michael McBride

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

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Michelle Doran

Michelle and Robert enjoyed many travels together from Italy to Alaska walking through castles in England to Canyons in Utah. Maps, geography and history were her passion. Between trips they would enjoy music, theater, opera, attending all 8 grandchildren (Sian, Connor, Sera Barbieri; Joseph, Lily, Mikey Anderson; Te'a, Toran Effland) events, berry picking on her property on Gravelly Beach, bridge and time with friends and family and Husky season football games.



Mildred Cornelia Cox

Mildred Cornelia COX Mildred Cox, age 89, died of natural causes at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Born May 5, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, she was raised by her mother, after the death of her father when she was age 5. Mildred married Hobart Cox, and had two sons - Ronald and Brian. In 1947, the young family moved across the world to Hawaii to raise their young sons and provide the best education possible for the next generation. In the 60's, the family traveled back to the East Coast of the US to keep the family close, when Ronald was accepted to the USMA at West Point. After the all too soon death of her husband, Hobart, Mildred found her way to Seattle, WA to help provide a loving multi generational family unit for her grandchildren- Gregory, Janine, Alexandria, and later, Christopher. She lived the rest of her life in Seattle maintaining her dedicated interest and care for the family that she helped create. Survivors include her brother, Joseph, sons - Ronald & Brian, grandchildren - Gregory, Janine, Alexandria & Christopher, and great grandchildren - Victoria & Colin.



Miles Donald Goetz

Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

Miles Donald Goetz, 80, of Okanogan, WA, died January 20, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Miles was born September 2, 1930, in Yakima, WA and spent most of his school years in Wapato, WA. In 1951, he married Donna Harrison in Yakima; they would have celebrated their 60th Anniversary in February.



Mitchell Alan Miller

MILLER, Mitchell Alan, Passed away January 24th at his home surrounded by all the things he truly loved. Born in South Carolina, he lived in numerous places due to growing up in a military family. Mitch could take on any job and do it perfectly. He was a very solid and reliable man who you could always count on to be honest and to be there when you needed him. He worked for the City of Spokane until his death. He was preceded in death by his father, and is survived by his loving wife; caring mother Barbara; energetic sister Lee; steadfast stepfather Gene; outgoing stepson Sean; and many close and distant friends. Visitation will be Saturday, 8-5 PM at Heritage and a Memorial Service 2:00 PM Monday, January 31st at Heritage Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.



Muriel Dowdeswell

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Neva Rae McDaniel

Neva passed away at the age of 84 on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Richland, WA. She is survived by her sister Aloha Wagner of Wilbur, WA; and children John McDaniel (Karen), Cheney, WA; Larry McDaniel (Nancy), Spokane Valley, WA; Monty McDaniel, Kennewick, WA; Robert McDaniel (Josie), Airway Heights, WA; Wanda Krumland (Brian), Kennewick, WA., Neva will also be greatly missed by her 16 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as many foster children who she opened her heart and home to over the years., Preceded in death by: John McDaniel (Husband), 1973; three sisters (Kate, Alta, Dorothy) and two brothers (Sherman, Clinton)., Services to be held: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 1:00pm Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206, Neva was born on September 19, 1926 in Wilbur, WA. She grew up with a house full of seven children. She was one of five sisters and two brothers. Her first job was at Ma's Café, where she worked until marrying John McDaniel. Further employment included work as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, while living in Reardan, WA. And several years working at Keytronics in the Spokane Valley. Neva was an active member in TOPS Chapter #1067 for many years., Throughout the course of her life, Neva lived in many places including Wilbur, WA; Chicago, IL; Dayton, WA; Spokane, WA; Reardan, WA; Usk, WA; Sandpoint, ID; and Lake Stevens, WA. In 1979 Neva returned to Spokane and lived there for the majority of her remaining years., The most notable thing about Neva was her dedication to always helping and caring for family and friends. There are many others, not mentioned here, who would consider Neva family and say that she was instrumental in their lives. She was a great example of the unconditional love that Christ teaches.



Norma J. Boushey

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

AUBURN - Norma Boushey, 87, of Auburn, WA, formerly of Sumner and Grandview, WA, died January 2, 2011, at home. She was born July 27, 1923, in Reeder, North Dakota to the late Elvis and Florence Stearns. She graduated from Spe



OBITUARY: Claudia Zook Anderson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Claudia passed peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 20, 2011, at her home. For two years she bravely battled ovarian cancer with grace and dignity.Claudia was born on May 14, 1945, to Lee and Helen Zook in Ames, Iowa, and spent her childhood in Nevada, Iowa. Her family later moved to Ontario, Calif., where she attended Chaffey High [...]



OBITUARY: Dorothy L. Peterson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dorothy L. Peterson went to heaven Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Dorothy was born Oct. 17, 1925, to Joe and Weltha Howard in Walnut Grove, Mo. She was the second of four children.From Missouri, Dorothy and her family moved to Moscow, where after graduating, she married William (Bill) Peterson. They had two children, daughter, Betty Jean, and son, Gary [...]



OBITUARY: Dr. J. Lindsay Oaks

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dr. J. Lindsay Oaks, D.V.M., Ph.D, 50, of Pullman, passed away Jan. 15, 2011, at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Wash. The Rosary service will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman. [...]



OBITUARY: Elsie M. Merrill

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Elsie M. Merrill, 96, a resident of Princeton, Idaho, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash., with Rev. Gordon Braun officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the Palouse River Community Center in [...]



OBITUARY: Fern Nelson

Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:00 AM 

Fern was born July 31, 1924, to Lester and Celestia Warren of Palouse. She grew up and spent her young adulthood on the Palouse. Later in life she moved to Bremerton, Wash., where she met and married Rod Nelson. They would spend the better part of 30 years together traveling and enjoying themselves. After Rod died, she split [...]



OBITUARY: John Lucian Burns

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

John Lucian Burns of Pullman died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. He was 88. Lucian was born in Pomeroy, Wash., to Oscar and Ida Burns on July 4, 1922.He was the oldest of eight children, having two brothers and five sisters. He attended primary and secondary schools in Pomeroy, where he graduated from high school in 1940. He went [...]



OBITUARY: Richard 'Dick' Mackey

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Richard (Dick) Mackey, 65, a retired agronomist and resident of Princeton, Idaho, passed away late Saturday evening Jan. 22, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, Wash., after a courageous 11-year battle against Leukemia.Richard was born Aug. 11, 1945, at Madera, Calif., to Roy and Ann (Fischer) Mackey. He graduated from Madera High School in 1963. He attended [...]



Odie Marie Boyd

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Pat Vance "Patricia Anne"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomePLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE INFORMATION. Patricia Anne Vance, 64 of Selah, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 enjoying the sport she loved best, bowling. Pat was born Thursd



Patricia Cook

Patricia L. Cook, better known to most as Patti, died quietly on December 24, 2010 with her adoring younger brother, Jeff McFall, at her side. She lived with Alzheimer's disease for several years. She joins her son, Christopher Steven Cook, who died when he was 2 days old in 1971. She leaves her husband of 40 years, Steven M. Cook, daughter Melissa S. Rundlett, son-in-law Jeff Rundlett, grandchildren Irish Lurvey and Jeff Rundlett, Jr. She also leaves siblings, in-laws and extended family members, who all miss her greatly. Patti was an LPN in the mid to late 1970s, eventually moving onto other careers. She last worked with Tacoma Radiology Associates, retiring in 2001 when her husband Steven accepted a position in Baltimore, Maryland. They returned to the Northwest in mid 2008 after Steven retired. One of her passions was weaving, which she took up in the early 1980s. Sadly, Alzheimer's robbed her of that joy. She leaves many beautiful pieces, which serve as a constant reminder of her weaving talent and creativity. She was a spitfire, in her daughter Melissa's words. She was outspoken and would speak her mind unwaveringly. All who came to know her have been touched by her deeply and she will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be scheduled for some time in February. Please send condolences and inquiries to Steven M. Cook, 15413 8th Avenue Ct E, Tacoma, Washington 98445, or send an email to



Patrick Van Winkle

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:49 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 8, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2011 



Pauline F. Bowers

Pauline F. BOWERS December 21, 1930~January 15, 2011 Pauline "Polly" lived, laughed, and loved to the fullest. Now she's on to heaven for more of the same while preparing for her loving family and remarkable friends to join her one day. Revelations 21:3-5. To attend her memorial, please email



Phyllis L. Ross

Phyllis L. Ross passed away on January 23, 2011, one day before her 82nd birthday. Phyllis suffered a stroke in 2006. She lived on Long Lake near Nine Mile Falls, since 1976, and prior to that in NW Spokane. Phyllis was preceded in death by her: brother, Robert F. Low, husband Jack of 52 years, grandson Sammie Bryant, daughter Kristina Bryant, and son-in-law Samuel Bryant III. Phyllis is survived by her sister Virginia Sorte, a brother-in-law Paul Ross and a sister-in-law Ruth Jerome; by her children: Timothy J. Ross of Albuquerque, NM, Larry H. Ross of Friday Harbor, WA and Cheri M. Ross of Coeur d' Alene, ID. Phyllis has eight grandchildren, Bradley, Amethyst, Allyson, and Warren Ross of Albuquerque, NM; Derin Ross of San Raphael, CA, Kelan Ross-Link of Black Mountain, NC; and Sarah and Melissa Bryant of Seattle, WA, as well as three great-grandchildren: Henri and Sammie Bryant of Seattle, WA, and Oliver Link of Black Mountain, NC., Phyllis was born in Spokane and attended North Central High school while alternating residences between Hollywood, CA and Spokane. She met Jack in the 1930's and married him after World War II. Phyllis worked as a teenager at the Bon Marche, and worked briefly for the Spokane Public School District in the 1960's. She was a member of Lake Spokane Community Church of Nine Mile Falls., She was a talented amateur painter, a pianist in her younger years, an avid book reader who documented her collections, and a wonderful mother and wife. She leaves behind many friends who have marveled at the success she forged in her life despite many hardships., Memorial services will be conducted at Sunset Chapel, Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be sent to the Humane Society in Phyllis's name.




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Randall, Naomi "Na" (Edwards)

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 AM 

Naomi Randall, age 96, died in San Jose, California, on January 17th. The daughter of J.Y. and Estella Voice Edwards, Naomi was a descendent ..... 



Ray (Papa) Ricard

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

March 26, 1927 to January 19, 2011Ray was born in Mearns, Alberta to Joseph & Roseanne Ricard. He served in the Army from 1950-1956 during the Korean War where he earned two Purple Hearts among many other medals. After returning fr



Richard Tyree "Tank" Warner

Richard "Dick" Warner of Vancouver, WA, went home to be with the Lord on Tues., Jan. 25, 2011. Dick was born on July 10, 1938 in Pueblo, CO to Charles and Bonnie Warner., Dick, also known as "Tank", married his high school sweetheart, Joanne Hard (aka "little Tank") on Friday the 13th of April, 1956. Dick graduated from Evergreen High School in 1956., He served in the U.S. army for two years and then started working for ALCOA. He began his union career being elected business agent for local 300 and retired in 2000 as international representative for the United Steelworkers of America and ABG Division., In 1972, Dick received the Lord as his Savior and began attending Faith Baptist Church where he was a member for over 35 years., Dick is survived by his wife, Joanne; his children, Richard "Rick" Warner (spouse Rosemary) and DeeAnne Berglund (spouse John "Johnny"); grandchildren, Jonathan Warner (spouse Brooke), David Warner, Daniel Warner, and Tyler Berglund; great-grandson, Aiden Warner; sister, Bonnibelle Warner; aunt, Alberta Northrup; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members., He was preceded in death by his father and mother; brother, Daniel L. Warner; daughters, Debra Kay and Denise Renee; and grandson, Blake Berglund., A celebration of his life will be held on Sat., Feb. 5, 2011 at Faith Baptist Church, 11208 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98685 at 3:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Dick Warner, to the Blake Berglund Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Foundation at PMB #512, 10013 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA, 98685., Please sign Dick's guest book at:



Robert "Bob" C. Mansfield, Sr.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Robert "Bob" C. Mansfield, Sr., 86 of Yakima, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born December 18, 1924 in Sunnyside, WA to Herbert and Gladys (H



Robert G. Simpson

Robert George "Bob" Simpson, 61, of Omak, WA went home to be with His Savior on January 25, 2011 while in the company of his loving wife of 39 years. Bob was born May 19, 1949 to Robert Del and Viva (Barth) Simpson in Spokane, WA. He spent his childhood in Spokane and graduated from West Valley High School in 1967 where he enjoyed playing trombone in the band. He then attended Eastern Washington College studying geology and was the photographer for the school's newspaper. While in college, he put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ his Savior. During his time at Eastern, he fell in love with Kim Churchill, married in March of 1972 and moved to Omak, where they lived for 37 years, raising three children. During his time in Omak, he worked for Biles Coleman Lumber, Bramer Hardware, served as an Okanogan County Reserve Officer and was a member of the Sheriff's Posse. In 1984, Bob followed his passion for photography and opened Simpson Studio, where he became an award-winning photographer and was a member of the Professional Photographers of Washington. After 14 years, Bob closed the studio due to health reasons and started Simpson Water Gardens where he enjoyed caring for his Koi fish. Bob was a very friendly person, well known to many in town, and a faithful member of the Okanogan Gospel Hall for 35 years. He will be greatly missed., Survivors include his loving wife Kimberly (Churchill) Simpson, of Omak, WA; his children Joel, Aaron and Leah; his father Robert Del Simpson of Spokane Valley, WA; his siblings Clinton of Eugene, OR and Becky of Tacoma, WA; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother Viva Simpson., A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Omak, WA.



Robert George "Bob" Simpson

Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:00 PM 

Robert George "Bob" Simpson, 61, of Omak, WA, went home to be with his Savior on January 25, 2011, while in the company of his loving wife of 39 years. Bob was born May 19, 1949, to Robert Del and Viva (Barth) Simpson in Spokane, WA. He spent his childhood in Spokane and graduated from West Valley High School in 1967, where he enjoyed playing trombone in the band.



Robert Goebel

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan.25, 1921 - Jan. 19, 2011 



Robert Lee Basom

Robert Lee BASOM Robert Lee Basom was born on July 11, 1920 in Seattle WA. to R. Lee Basom and Hazel (Doo) Basom. He died on January 25th in Freeland WA after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. He grew up in Seattle in the Leschi neighborhood and graduated from Garfield High School. Before WWII he joined the navy and served during the war on a mine sweeper in the Alaskan waters. He married Mary Lou Thiel on September 12th 1941. He and Mary Lou raised six children in Seattle and were active in St. Benedict's parish. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1971 they moved to Whidbey Island where they became members of St. Hubert's Parish. They loved their new neighborhood at Useless Bay. They both took up golf and it became an important part of their lives. We think that Bob played more rounds of golf at Useless Bay Golf course than anyone else! Bob was a hand engraver and did beautiful engraving on countless trophies, plaques, urns and personal items like baby cups and spoons. He was a true artist. He worked until he was 88 years old and in the last two years of his life was still engraving things for his family, gifts that we all treasure. Bob loved dogs and always had a dog in his life until his last dog died 2 years ago. He was preceded in death by his brother Dick. Besides his wife of nearly 70 years, he is survived by his sister Dorene Kenkman of Carnation and his sons Robert (Sharon) ofNew Orleans, and Jeff of Seattle, his daughters Carolyn Eagan (Chris) of Port Ludlow, Katherine Donohoue (David) of Puyallup, Mary Bakeman (Jeff) of Freeland, and Annie Bradford (Mark) of Spokane. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Hubert Catholic Church, 804 3rd St., Langley WA, on Monday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Visser Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Sign Robert's online Guest Book at



Robert Martin "Bob" Codding

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bob was born in Yakima, WA to Andrew and Irma Codding. After a short illness, he passed away in his home on January 12, 2011. In the early 1900's, Bob's family homesteaded in White Bluffs, along the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River, where he grew up. As the second of four children, Bob described his childhood as a "Huck Finn" existence of freedom and adventure.



Roberta Geidl

Roberta Geidl passed away peacefully at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA on Sat., Jan. 15, 2011. Her son Pete and dog, Lucy, took care of her at his home in Washougal, WA for two years and then she moved to Polly's Country Adult Family Home in Vancouver, WA for almost two more years. She was born on Dec. 13, 1919 to Robert and Agnes Crowley, the 1st of four children., Roberta married Donald Geidl on April 25, 1947 in Vancouver and in May of 1954 they adopted their son, Pete Geidl., In the late 60's and 70's, she attended Portland State University and graduated on her 54th birthday in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree., She and Don liked to travel the United States and Europe until his death in 1987. Roberta continued traveling well into her 80's., She was very active in the local democratic party for years and she also loved to play bridge anytime until her health wouldn't allow., Roberta is survived by her son Pete and dog, Lucy; and a very good friend, Bert Williams., As per Roberta's wishes, there will be a Celebration of Life later this spring at the home of her son in Washougal., If you care to make a donation in her memory, please make it to the animal shelter of your choice., Please sign Roberta's guest book at:



Roberta Jean Shelledy Dorway

Roberta "Bobbe" Jean Shelledy Dorway went to be with her Lord and "her Bill" early on January 21, 2011, culminating a life of service., Bobbe was born on November 28, 1923 in Spokane, Washington and raised in Valley, Washington, where her parents, Floyd and Myrtle (Gray) Shelledy, owned the telephone company. Bobbe remembers that while growing up "everyone was a friend." Her mother was the chairwoman of the local Red Cross, and Bobbe also volunteered for the Red Cross, recently receiving her 65-year service pin., Volunteering was a big part of Bobbe's life; she chaperoned school events, led Camp Fire groups, helped organize the Everett Youth Symphony and a girls' club in north Everett, and was active with Civic Music, the Sno-Isle Retired Teachers, PEO, and at her beloved "Beacon on the Hill" - First Presbyterian Church of Everett. Bobbe claimed that volunteering gave her life meaning., Bobbe completed a degree in sociology at Washington State College, now WSU. She was then recruited to the, for a U.S. Army Cadet Nursing Corps program in 1945, fulfilling a dream of becoming a nurse. During her nursing career she worked at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington, taught public health classes, helped organize the visiting nurses of Snohomish County, and became a school nurse at Cascade High School in Everett from 1970-1983., While at WSC, Bobbe met one of the men who were brought to campus for Army specialized training. Bill Dorway became a good friend before being shipped overseas. They corresponded during the war and met again afterward. Married in 1947, they were blessed with 62 years of love until Bill died last February., Bobbe is survived by her children, grandchildren and their spouses: daughter, Pamela Dorway-Worley and her husband, LC Worley III: daughter, Diane Dorway Mather and her husband, Scott Mather; and son, Roger Dorway and his wife, Jana Dorway. Bobbe's eight grandchildren were a joy to her: Andrew Worley, Greg Worley and his wife Melissa, Brian and Craig Mather, Whitney Dorway Randall, and her husband, Craig, Spencer, Riley and Hannah Dorway., She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dorway; her sister, Marian Spillum; and her daughter-in-law, Kimberlee Hanby Dorway., Bobbe's life will be celebrated on February 12th, 1:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church. Memorials honoring Bobbe may be donated to First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201.



Roger Eugene Benson, Jr.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeLYNNWOOD - Roger Eugene Benson, Jr., 15, of Yakama Reservation, went to the Creator on Friday January 21, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA. Roger was born Dec 18, 1995 to Roger Benson, Sr. and Desiree Howar 



Ronald C. "Ron" Madler

Ron Madler passed away Jan 11, 2011 after a valiant fight against cancer. Ron was born and raised in California, moved to Oregon to follow work and establish a family. Ron eventually settled down in Yacolt, WA. Ron enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and photography. Many of Ron's passions were enjoyed by his dog Murphy, "life's greatest companion". Ron's five year tenor on the Yacolt City Counsel and contribution to the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad kept him happily involved in his community., Ron leaves two daughters, a son and several grandchildren behind. A memorial will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Pioneer Grange, 3803 NE 199TH S.,t Ridgefield, WA 98642., Please sign the Guest Book at



Ronald G. "Ron" Barstad

Ron passed after a short illness at Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon Wa, on the morning of Tuesday, December 28, 2010. He was born December 1, 1947 in Bellingham Wa. to John and Claire (Friedman) Barstad. Residing in Ferndale most of his life, Ron graduated from Ferndale High School in 1966. He married a "Blaine Girl," Pat McGhee and they had two Sons, Tim and Grady. After Ron came home from serving in Vietnam, he worked various jobs, including Intalco, John Deere Company and Blaine School District, before obtaining a job at Whidbey Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island as a skilled plumber and maintenance person. Ron enjoyed helping anyone who needed help. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his main love was golf. Rain or shine he was always at the golf course, either playing around or helping with what needed to be done around the course or club house. Ron was preceded in death by his father, John and younger brother, Bob B. Barstad. He is survived by his mother, Claire Barstad Olson (Ray) of Birch Bay; brother, Peter Barstad (Sandy) of Zilla Wa.; wife, Pat Barstad of Oak Harbor Wa.; sons, Tim Barstad of Birch Bay and Grady Barstad of Bellingham, Wa. Plus many cousins, aunts and uncles. Ron you are missed, not only by your family, but by your many, many friends. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at the



Ruth Esther Campbell

Ruth Esther CAMPBELL Ruth Esther Campbell was born at home on Capitol Hill in Seattle, May 10, 1911 and died on January 22, 2011 at home in Burien. She was predeceased by her parents Caroline and A.D. Campbell and brothers Frank and Duncan (Mary Ellen). She is survived by a nephew, Al Campbell (Susan) and their children Ruthie and Alex and a niece, Ellen Campbell. She was a life member of the Amethyst Chapter #138 OES and an active member of the Burien Free Methodist Church. She worked 32 years at Boeing and led an active retirement. Friends and family could count on her four-star humor and generous heart. She will be missed by countless people near and far. At her request, no services will be held. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Washington Women in Need.



Ruth F. Moreland

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Ruth F. Moreland, 94, of Yakima passed away January 9, 2011 in Post Falls, Idaho. Ruth and her late husband, Elbert, had lived in Yakima off and on since 1966. Born in Grafton, Vermont, she and her husband were in Christian ministry for over 5



S. Dolores Marie Armstrong SNJM

Born in Seattle, WA, October 7, 1908, Amadea was the youngest of ten children of Kathleen Sweeney and William Armstrong. She knew herself to be well loved by her entire family and that became the foundation for her life. Amadea attended Immaculate Elementary School, graduated from Holy Names Academy in Seattle in 1926, and from Holy Names Normal School. After some trips to California and some teaching in the public school system there, she entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1930, pronouncing her vows two years later. She was the fourth of the Armstrong sisters to enter the Holy Names Community. They were a formidable foursome, strong gifted women!, Now known as Sister Dolores Marie, she continued her teaching career with the seventh and eighth grade students of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Spokane and St. Philip Neri School in Portland. In 1940, she became a student at Catholic University, earning her M.A. in Psychology. She returned to teach at Holy Names College in Spokane and Marylhurst College near Portland, and in Seattle at St. Mary's, where she was principal from 1948-55, and St. James for one year. In 1956, Sister again returned to study, this time at Stanford University, earning her PhD in 1959 in Counseling Psychology. Sister's college teaching included classes in psychology and sociology, as well as numerous clinics and workshops, in locations from Marylhurst, Holy Names and Fort Wright, Colleges of the Holy Names, to the University of San Diego. Sister Dolores Marie was invited, in 1959-60, to be one of the all-American faculty to teach at the first Sister-Formation College at Marillac College in Normandie, MO. Head of the Psychology Department, she was responsible for writing syllabi, compiling the catalogue, and working with the other department heads to create a four-year Liberal Arts College., Ever the consummate professional, Sister Dolores Marie continued to blend her teaching career with her counseling career, responding to requests for speaking engagements, clinics and private practice. In 1975, Sister focused on the counseling aspect of her life as a court psychologist until 1985 and an alcohol counselor, both in Seattle, until 1998. If she saw one of her clients on the streets of downtown Seattle, she would offer a reminder that who that person was in God's eyes was good reason to live out of deep self-respect. In 1998, she moved to Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane to retire, although her clients were reluctant to let her leave them, and called regularly for support by phone! She never did lose her penchant for challenging us to think about serious issues, or opportunities for personal growth and development., Perhaps most revealing of her heart was her tearful response to the gift of beautiful red roses from her religious leaders on the occasion of her 100th birthday: "For me? They must have heard that I worked with the poor!", Sister Dolores Marie belonged to several professional organizations, among them are Psi Chi, national honorary in psychology; Pi Lambda Theta, national honorary in Education, and the American Psychological Association., Sister died January 26, 2011, in Spokane. Although she has no living siblings, she is remembered lovingly by several generations of her nieces and nephews, and by her religious community., Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, at the Convent of the Holy Names, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, Washington. Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224. Arrangements entrusted to




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Sarah Alice (Moody) Pratt

Friday, January 28, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SNOHOMISH - On December 03, 1923 Sarah was born to Cyrus Alva and Ollie Belle (Coffer) Moody. On April 05, 1942 she married Paul Arnold Pratt of Rogersville, Missouri. The couple lived in Christian County near her family until 1947 when the



Severin, Bill

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 AM 

Bill Severin, 59, of Port Townsend, Wash., died on Jan. 8, 2011. He was born on Dec. 22, 1951 in Ellensburg, Wash., to George ..... 



Shannon Gilman

Friday, January 28, 2011 11:12 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 5, 1970 - Jan. 24, 2011 



Smith, Gregory Stephens

Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:00 AM 

Gregory Stephens Smith was born in Seattle, Washington on January 1st, 1946 to parents Lois and Cecil Smith. He spent most of his days ..... 



Steven S. Johnson

Steven S. Johnson, 66, of Mukilteo, WA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2011 after 16 years of surviving multiple strokes., A Celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Victory 4 Square Church, 11911 State Street, Marysville, WA 98271., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Food Bank at Victory 4 Square Church or Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 500, Everett, WA 98201.




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Tara Lynn Salisbury

Tara passed away on Sunday, January 16th after a year long illness. She was born on August 8, 1975 to Jim and Melba Yeck in Boulder, CO. She was raised in Boulder where she graduated from Scholastica High School in Canyon City, CO., She made Spokane her home in order to attend Gonzaga University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1997. She went on to gain her Masters Degree from Eastern Washington University in Education and Spanish. She taught Spanish and Home Economics to home schooled children for Spokane School District 81. She loved her students. Her influence will continue to live on in them., While attending university she worked at Lydig Construction, Mountain Gear and the Elk Public House., Tara was an athlete. She was a rock climber, runner, bicyclist and hiker. She ascended many difficult rock climbing routes in the Western United States., She joined Nick Salisbury in marriage and moved to Coeur d'Alene. She continued her education earning her real estate license. She managed teaching, real estate sales and waiting tables at the Elk Public House along with providing a home and loving companionship to Nick., Tara loved Mexico. Nick and she vacationed and honeymooned there., She was fascinated with cooking constantly providing meals for Nick and family and friends on weekends and holidays. She also provided camp cooking in Alaska when called upon as a support to Nick's work with Crux Subsurface, Inc. She painted with acrylics and displayed them at home., Tara provided loving care to many dogs throughout her life including shelter dogs. She made friends of wild birds, ducks and the other wildlife near to her Coeur d'Alene home. She appreciated nature and loved to be outdoors. Tara was a beautiful, kind and loving person with all who came into contact with her., She is survived by her husband, Nick Salisbury, parents, Jim and Melba Yeck of Boulder, CO, brother, Dan Yeck, aunt and uncle, Al and Rita Bates of Naples, FL, aunt and uncle, Kathy and George Shave of Jupiter, FL, cousin Eileen DeVito, of Las Vegas, NV and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins., A private service for family and close friends was held Saturday, January 22nd. Another remembrance was held at Wild Walls at 202 W. 2nd Ave on Saturday, January 29th., In lieu of flowers a donation to The Kootenai Humane Society at 11600 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden ID 83835 is appreciated. Gifts should be identified with "in memory of Tara Salisbury".



Teodora D. Lemke

LEMKE, Teodora D., "Dorie" went Home with the Lord suddenly on January 21, 2011 with her family around her. Born in Angeles City in the Philippines on October 28, 1938, she and Dan married in 1959. With Dan in the Air Force, Dorie served as well at home, raising three children. She was known for her wonderful sense of humor and her ability to make people feel special. She was a great cook and gardener who blessed friends and health care providers and their staffs with her Filipino food, produce, and candy. She gave and gave from the heart, in words and actions. While she cherished well her family and friends, her greatest treasure was her husband of 51 years, whose broken heart finds solace in her complete healing now in Heaven. She was taken by a brain aneurysm early January 21st. She leaves behind her husband Dan Lemke, son Terry Lemke (Trudy), daughter Cyndi Mulligan (Kevin), son Jerry Lemke (Wayneen), seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many grateful friends. The memorial service is Saturday, February 5th, at 1:00 at Airway Heights Baptist Church, 12322 W. Sunset Hwy.



Thelma Casey

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Thelma Casey, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 27th, 2011 at the age of 88. Thelma was born on September 2nd, 1922 in Yellvi



Tom Schaffer

Tom Schaffer passed away in Las Vegas, NV on January 16, 2011 after a short battle with cancer and a much longer battle with heart problems. Tom was born in Coeur d' Alene, ID on December 26, 1944 to Harold S. and Blanche S. Schaffer. He was raised in Coeur d' Alene, attending Winton Elementary School and graduating from Coeur d' Alene High School in 1963. He married Coni Bryan, also of Coeur d' Alene, in 1964. He worked for Kaiser Aluminum for twenty-nine years, including traveling to Korea several times to help open an aluminum plant there., After retiring, Tom and Coni became snow birds, spending their winters in Quartzite, AZ. Tom loved following horse racing, and had a wealth of knowledge about the horses, jockeys, and the tracks. He made many friends wherever he traveled., He was preceded in death by his wife, Coni in 2003; his father, Harold; his son, Tim and his older brother, Jack., He is survived by his son, Danny Schaffer of Spokane, WA; grandchildren Justin and Kourtney Schaffer, Spokane; mother, Blanche Walker, Coeur d' Alene; sister, Dixie Ryen, Coeur d' Alene; brothers Larry (Raynay), Hayden; and Don (Judy), Dalton Gardens; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., At his request, no services will be held.



Troy M. Taylor

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM 

Troy M. Taylor, 82, of Quincy, WA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 21, 2011. He was at home with his family. Troy was born October 14, 1928, at Seminole, OK, to Everett and Anna Taylor. After his service in the Army, he attended the University of Oregon, graduating in 1953. He was a JCPenney manager for 32 years.



V. Catherine Heilbrun

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - V. Catherine Heilbrun of Yakima died Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 with Harold Heilbrun, her husband of 33 years, at her side. Cathy was born on January 29th, 1933 in Cedarville, Dade



Verneta Mae Enfield

Verneta Mae Enfield formerly of Vancouver, WA, died in her sleep January 13, released from all worries and cares. She was born 91 years earlier in the Nebraska wheat country, where she grew up and married., As a young mother in the 1940s, she taught in a two-room school house in rural Nebraska before relocating to Los Angeles after World War II. She retained a lifelong interest in teaching and education, pursuing and obtaining her own college degree while encouraging her children to do the same., Meanwhile, she worked with troubled youth as a probation officer, and later taught as an adult educator with the Los Angeles County Board of Education, gaining the love and respect of those she mentored., She retired with her husband to Vancouver, WA, where she became a master food preserver, sharing her skills with all who were interested. In 2006, after a life of hard work and service and in failing health, she relocated with her husband to Columbus, GA, to be near their oldest son and his wife., Verneta is survived by her sister, Lela Brandt; son Roger and his wife, Susan in Columbus, GA; her son Ronald and his wife, Diane in Cherry Hill, NJ; three grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and friends., She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, Leon Earl Enfield; brothers, Cleo and Orla Glenn; and sister, Lois Alden., Please sign Verneta's guest book at:



Vernon J. "Bill" Titmus

Vernon "Bill" Titmus, was taken suddenly from us on January 21, 2011 after a short illness. Born August 17, 1932 in Frontenac, Kansas, he resided most of his life in the Seattle, WA area until he retired and split his time between Coulee City, WA, Bullhead City, AZ, and Las Vegas, NV., Bill never met a person that he couldn't befriend with his outgoing personality, natural charm and ability to get nearly everyone to laugh with him as he teased, kidded, harassed and harangued all that he encountered. All who knew him were touched by his unique way of getting others to open up, find the joy that life had to offer, and spend time (the most precious gift of all) with those that they love. During his career as a teacher/coach he made a profound and lasting impact on the lives of countless young people. Even years after the fact, many of his students and team members looked him up to give thanks and pay tribute to him for his kindness and leadership., His primary love was his family, and he was blessed with having two: In Washington, with wife of 45 years, Helen (deceased); their daughter, Toni; son, Terry and his wife, Caroline; grandkids, Josh (great-grandson, William), Jason, Braden and his wife, Jennifer (great-grandkids, Kolee and Connor), Nathan and Dakota. In Las Vegas, with wife of 11 years, Dorothy "Dottie"; her son, Mike (deceased); and her daughter, Stephanie; grandkids, Tiffany (great-grandkids, Ethan and Violet), Jake (great-grandson, Spencer), Kaimen, Cooper and Kayla., The entire family enjoyed his competitiveness in everything from card games with ever changing rules to fishing with two hooks, his giving ways and his unbridled love. Bill truly danced as though no one was watching and sang as if no one was listening every single day. More often than not however, he found himself surrounded by others attracted to and inspired by his example of dancing through the kitchen to be first in line, fishing with unequaled enthusiasm (he was NEVER outfished), or passing around the microphone on his karaoke machine. No matter what he was doing, abundant smiles and laughter were there as well., Our lives were all greatly enriched by our connection to Bill, our Dad, Husband, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Teacher, Coach, and Friend. His legacy will live on through the generations that his gentle hands helped to form. We will miss him everyday and remember him with love and smiles., Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., February 20, 2011, at Olympic View Middle School, Mukilteo WA., For more information, contact Terry Titmus at



Victor Guyamin Flores

Victor Guyamin FLORES Victor Guyamin Flores, 71, born on March 6, 1939, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2011. Victor was a very proud husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to his family. He was a very hard working man all his life. Victor was a 26 year U.S. Navy veteran and worked at Kitsap County Public Works for 16 years. Victor is survived by his wife Merlinda Parales Flores, daughter Melissa Flores Saxe, son-in-law Daniel Saxe, son George Flores, son Victor Flores, daughter-in-law Firia Aguon Flores, grandchildren Aidan and Lyla Flores and Victor's siblings from California and the Philippines. Details of the services will be available on the following link:



Violet (Vi) Ray Thompson

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Vi Thompson passed away on January 24th at Mackenzie Assisted Living Facility in Colorado Springs, Co., after several years of declining health related to dementia. Vi died peacefully in her room with her daughter Lo




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Walter Jackson

Friday, January 28, 2011 5:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 21, 1922 - Jan. 19, 2011 



Wanita Mariette Schulze

Wanita Mariette Schulze, born September 30, 1925, died peacefully January 24, 2011. I think she would say "It is well with my soul". The poem entitled "I am Free", by Linda Jo Jackson was found in her bible the day after she passed. At the top she had written "to my kids"., She was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and spent most of her life in that state. She retired from International Paper Company. She enjoyed volunteering for many years at the Stilly Thrift Store in Smokey Point, WA., She has many friends out in her home state (Best Friend, Karen Lundgren) along with precious family., Her siblings, Carmen Carlson, Hazel Thomsen and Edwin Berlien preceded her in death., She is survived by Cecil Berlien, of Florida. In 1987 she moved to WA State where her three daughters still live with their families. Judith Ann Clendenen (Michael), Linda Bickford (Joel), Bobbie Krieger (Ivan her dog). Her son, Roger Brashears (Laura), lives here too., She has several grandchildren and great grandchildren. One grandchild said "she brought color to my life". She was strong in love and gentle in spirit. Just four months ago she took a ride on the back of a Harley!, We are thankful for her zest for life. Te'a, her kitty of over ten years, was a precious part of her life.



Ward Carter Sr.

Ward CARTER Sr. Ward Carter Sr. passed away peacefully with his family at his side in Bellevue, WA. on Jan. 21, 2011 at the age of 87. Born in Spokane to Richard Bert and Lula Carter, Ward grew up with siblings Bert, Barbara, Phyllis and Paul. While attending Washington State College as a member of Phi Delta Theta, he met Joan Peterson, on the steps of Cougar Cottage, who was the love of his life for 67 years. In late 1942, Ward enlisted in the Army Air Corps for flight training. Joan and Ward were married in Tucson, AZ in December 1943. While Ward was a flight instructor they enjoyed 18 months together before he was sent overseas shortly after the birth of their son, Ward Jr. He served heroically as an officer and pilot of C-46s, flying 82 missions over the Himalayas (the "Hump") into China from his base in Chittagong, India. Over the years, he shared many stories of his harrowing flights, memorable friendships and unique adventures experienced in the service of his country. After discharge in April 1946, Ward rejoined his family in Yakima, WA where his daughter Sue was born. Ward worked for Yakima First Federal Savings, the Yakima Valley Herald and the American Red Cross before joining Allstate Insurance and moving to Bellevue WA. After 30 years with Allstate, including travel to Hollywood to be in an Allstate "Good Hands" TV commercial, he took early retirement due to Parkinson's Disease. He remained active, traveling to Europe, cruising and enjoying golf with Joan and his many friends at Sahalee, where they were members for 35 years. He served as vice president, secretary and as historian for the PGA Championship in 1998 at Sahalee. Ward and Joan were charter members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue in 1956, where he was an Elder and Deacon and made treasured lasting friendships. He was a member of a coffee klatch for over 25 years with long time friends who met daily to solve the world's problems. Ward is survived by his loving wife Joan, son Ward Carter Jr. (Susan), daughter Sue Sturgell (Tom), grandchildren Lauren Ridgeway (Mike), Jason Carter, and Ryan Sturgell (April), two great grandchildren, Logan and Skyler Ridgeway, sister Phyllis Perrine, brother Paul E. Carter, and many nieces and nephews. Ward will be remembered for his loving and gentle nature and the joy he felt when surrounded by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 1:00pm. Remembrances to Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, 400 Mercer St. #504, Seattle, WA 98109, or Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 202, Seattle, WA 98111



Wayne H. Whiteley

Wayne Henry Whiteley, was a Clark County resident for 42 years, passed away on Jan. 26, 2011. He was born Jan. 26, 1937 in Sewel, IA and graduated from Seymour High School 1955., Wayne attended The, and later joined the Air force in 1958., On Dec. 24th, 1961 he married Peggy Jean Hall in Omaha, NE., He retired from Freightliner T.M.P. in 1995 after 28 years of service as a material handler foreman., Wayne also served 25 years with the Air Force and National Guard Army. He retired as a Master Sergeant USAR in 1994., He was a member of Al Kader Shrine and was a 32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite Bodies in Vancouver, WA., Wayne loved to travel and spend time with his family. Wayne is survived by his wife, Peggy Whiteley; three children, Jerry Whiteley, Debbie Whiteley and Dail Whiteley; three grandchildren, Alex Whiteley, Bianca Whiteley and Ronald Ervine; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family., He was preceded in death by his father, C. W. Whiteley; mother, Fern Hammond Whiteley; and his brother, William Roy Whiteley., There will be a private Celebration of Life and he will be laid to rest in Seymour, IA., Please sign Wayne's guest book at:



William Fredrick "Billy" Buenz

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

William Fredrick "Billy" Buenz passed away at home January 27, 2011. He was born on December 13, 1952, in Roseburg, Oregon, to Hazel and William Buenz. Billy moved to Yakima at age three, attended Yakima schools and was certified to work indep



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Willis Myrl "Bill" Weaver

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Willis Myrl Weaver, 73, of Yakima, died January 21, 2011, at Crescent Health Care Center. Bill was born April 29, 1937, in Yakima, Washington to Opal Inez Pike (Thompson) and Louis Chester Weav