Saturday, January 22, 2011

Washington Obituaries 01/22/2011



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Annie McKusick

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Anthony Maracich

Anthony (Tony) MARACICH Passed away January 14, 2011 from complications of pneumonia. Born March 25, 1922 in the family home in Georgetown, the son of Croatian immigrant parents, Jack & Frances Maracich. He attended St. George grade school & Cleveland High School, graduating in 1940. Tony started working for the Boeing Co. as a welder. In 1952, he married Doris Anderson & they settled in the Top Hat area, raising 3 children. After working 43 years for the Boeing Co., he enjoyed 26 years of retirement. He was devoted to his family & his Catholic faith. As a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish for over 50 years, he rarely missed Sunday mass until the last few years. Best known for his great dancing ability, sense of humor & willingness to help other people, Tony was a man of integrity. He liked being busy, walking the dog, picking berries to make jam, working in his garden, making his famous spaghetti sauce or grocery shopping for a bargain. Many summer weekends were spent with family & friends at the cabin on Star Lake. Tony enjoyed good health until the last couple years. We'll miss you, Dad. Predeceased by daughter Janet, son Jack, & sister Jackie Radoslovich. Survived by loving wife of 58 years, Doris, daughter Linda & son Dan, grandchildren Sam, Anna & Riley Maracich & daughter-in-law Peggy. Also survived by sisters-in-law Marion & Betty (Don) & 11 nieces & nephews. A special thank you to the staff at Judson Park & Franciscan Hospice for their loving care of Dad for the past month. Remembrances to Franciscan Hospice Foundation PO Box 1502 Tacoma, WA 98401 or a charity of your choice. Funeral Mass on Monday January 24 @ 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Burien. Burial @ Gethsemane Cemetery.



Arnold Lyn "Arny" Jones

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:00 PM 

Arnold Lyn "Arny" Jones died at home on December 14, 2010, after a two year bout with cancer. He was born in Everett, WA on December 2, 1935, to Lola V. (Delaney) and Victor A. Jones. He attended Wilson Grade School and Rose Hill Junior High in Mukilteo, WA and Everett High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, at Fort Lee, VA and Ojima, Japan with the 8153rd Army Chemical Unit.




Nov. 14, 1916 - Jan. 19, 2011, Bessie Jensen of Bend, Oregon died of natural causes she was 94., No services are planned, Bessie Pocock was born near Selma, Montana and lived most of her life in Burlington and Sedro-Woolley and worked as a cook for the Sedro-Woolley schools., Survivors include a son Don and daughter Sherry, three grandsons, and three great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest and one son Terry.



Barbara Graves

Barbara GRAVES 78 years old, of Everett, Washington, died due to kidney failure on January 17, 2011, at 6:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Bible Baptist Church on Sunday, January 22, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at



Barbara Jean March

Barbara Jean MARCH Barbara Jean March passed peacefully January 17, 2011, in Seattle, WA at the age of 88. Barbara was born January 24,1922 and was known by her friends as BJ. She was raised in Seattle attending Garfield High School and the University of Washington where she was President of Delta Zeta Sorority. She remained a staunch Husky fan for life. She was married to Richard March for 60 years. She was a loving devoted mother to her 4 children Sharen March (Raoul Spiegel), Bobbi Stevenson (Wade Stevenson), Stephen March, and Carol March and blessed with 4 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband Richard and granddaughter Caitlin March. She was a 62 year member of PEO Chapter BP. Our family would like to extend a very special thank you to the Management, all the staff, and her dear friends at Crista Retirement Community for the kindness and support they all extended to our family and BJ. A memorial service will be held at the Vivian Martin Chapel at Crista Saturday January 22, 2 to 4 pm, 19303 Fremont Avenue N.(206-546-7400).



Betty Brown Sanders

Betty Sanders, age 63, dearly loved wife, devoted mother and loving sister, passed away at her home in Bellingham in January 16th 2011. She will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend, John Sanders, her daughters Nicole Brown and Kylie Sanders, her step-daughter Meagan Sanders, her brothers Patrick (Sandy)Brown, Barry (Marsha) Brown and Joel Brown, and all her family and friends. Betty requested to be simply laid to rest with her Mother and Father in Coupeville, Washington. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave condolences for the family at



Betty J. LaHatt

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral Home & CrematoryPROSSER - Betty J. LaHatt, 83, of Prosser, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 14, 2011. She was born on May 5, 1927 in Chard, Washington to Lloyd and Maude (Ma



Betty June Cameron

Betty lost her battle with cancer on January 11, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. In Betty's world family came before everything and she never failed to put hers first., She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, Jim; and her beloved daughter, June., She is survived by her daughter, Judy; sons-in-law, Rick and Ray; grandchildren, Cindy (David), Christy (Brad), Kym and James; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Talon, Daniqua, Erin, Zachary, Dalston and Preslee; her constant companion, Benji; and numerous cherished friends and relatives., If a woman's worth can be measured by the number of people who loved her, Betty was definitely the richest woman on earth., A celebration of her life has been scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at Floral Hills in Lynnwood.



Bob Bengtsson

Bob Bengtsson, former Industrial Designer at Boeing Concept Center, passed away on January 18, 2011., An open house wake will be held at his home at 5213 80th Street SW in Mukilteo at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011. His many friends are invited to attend. For more information, call 425-353-5201.



Byron L. Sadler

Byron Lucian Sadler, of Darrington, Washington was born on Friday, September 15, 1922 and died Sunday, December 19, 2010., Byron was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, 60 miles northeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota and traveled widely during his 88 years., He was a veteran of the, from 1940 to 1947. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1955. Byron was employed in the aerospace industry until his retirement in 1986., He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline Sadler; sons, James, of Seattle, WA, and John, of Kirkland, WA; and grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan and Elizabeth., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at Darrington Methodist Church.




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Carolyn E. Lovell

Carolyn E. LOVELL Age 91. We mourn the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Carolyn was born in Omaha, NE, and lived in Grand Island, NE. Carolyn moved to the Tacoma/Seattle area after WWII where she lived the last 63 years of her life. She was preceded in death by her son George, and is survived by sons Michael, Black Diamond; Patrick, Tokyo, Japan; and daughters Mary Jo, Seattle; Peggy, Enumclaw; Kathy, Kent; grandchildren Rachel, Corvallis, OR; Aaron, Ellensburg; Kristina, Austin, TX; Rebekah, Everett; Rory, Kent; Karolyn, Kent; and great-grandchild, Sophia, Ellensburg. Carolyn's life is to be celebrated in a private service. In lieu of flowers, family encourage donations to the Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, Seattle, WA,



Carolyn Perrault

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 18, 1956 - Jan. 17, 2011 



Charles Myers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 12, 1923 – Jan.11, 2011



Charles Stuart "Charley" Wilson

Friday, January 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Charley Wilson passed away on January 5, 2011, in Central Washington Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on June 3, 1930. He graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism, volunteered for the Air Force and continued in the Commissioned Officers' Reserve.



Charmaine Wooley

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Christy Gross

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:48 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 29, 1954 - Jan. 16, 2011 



DEATH NOTICE: Dr. Lee G. Hendrickson

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dr. Lee G. Hendrickson, 66, of Colfax, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his Colfax home. At his request, no public services will be held. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Ernest E. Motteram

Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ernest E. Motteram, 89, a recent resident of Garfield, Wash., at the Ladow Court assisted living facility died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Spokane Veterans Home in Spokane, Wash., where he had been a resident since December. No services will be conducted and cremation will take place. Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash., is handling the arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: John Olaf Blom

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:00 AM 

John Olaf Blom, 81, of Troy, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Prosser, Wash. Bloom was born in Woodville, Wis., and worked as a Lutheran pastor and U.S. Army Chaplain. Einan's Funeral Home in Richland, Wash., is handling arrangements. A memorial will be held at Troy Lutheran Church in early February. An obituary is forthcoming. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Margaret Hill

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:00 AM 

Margaret Hill, 99, of Moscow, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Richard E. 'Dick' Harden

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:00 AM 

Richard E. "Dick" Harden of Moscow died Sunday evening, Jan. 16, 2011, at Tekoa Care Center. He was 82. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Richard J. 'Dix' McDonald

Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Richard J. "Dix" McDonald, 89, a native of Bovill, retired educator and longtime resident of Painted Post, N.Y., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at home. His funeral will be on Tuesday. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Shirley Ann Motley

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:00 AM 

Shirley Ann Motley, 79, of Lewiston died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at her Lewiston residence. Arrangements are pending with Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. [...] 



David Hunt

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:11 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Nov. 22, 1951 – Jan. 11, 2011



Dawn Kessler

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 3, 1964 - Jan. 17, 2011 



Death Notice - Audrey Lehnhoff

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:33 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 30, 1914 - Jan. 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Dawn Kessler

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 17, 2011 



Death Notice - Dorothy Gibson

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:33 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 16, 1924 - Jan. 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Earl Urbanek

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:20 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 23, 1943 - Jan. 17, 2011 



Death Notice - Frank Denton

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 14, 2011 



Death Notice - Irene Sampson

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:50 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 24, 1927 - Jan. 13, 2011 



Death Notice - Irvin Knifong

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Nov. 25, 1919 - Jan. 21, 2011 



Death Notice - Raymond Kongorski

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 16, 1922 - Jan. 17, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Goebel

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:15 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Tsuqiko Mercado

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 29, 1925 - Jan. 14, 2011 



Death Notice - Walter Jackson

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:14 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 19, 2011 



Donald L. Potts

Donald L. POTTS Donald L. Potts was born in Brush, Colorado, the son of Leo and Mabel Potts, on August 31, 1939 and passed away in Kent, Washington on January 13, 2011. He grew up and attended school in Brush, until his family moved to the Seattle area in 1956, where he attended Highline High School in Burien and graduated in 1957. In the Navy he was an electronics technician, and then began his career as a Marine electrician working in the shipyards on Harbor Island. After taking night classes for five years he became a commercial electrician. He served 40 years with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local #46, where he was very active in union affairs and always spoke out in favor of worker's rights. He retired in 2001. In 1962 he married Jo Morey, whose family had also moved to the Seattle area from Brush, Co. His passion for hunting was revealed early on when he took his new bride deer hunting in the Okanagan on their honeymoon. They lived in Burien for sixteen years where they raised their two children before building a beautiful home on the west hill of Kent, where they've lived for thirty-three years. When Don's brother, Leo, was killed in a hunting accident in 1974, Don became a strong presence in the lives of his brother's four children, who were young teens. Over the years he was a father figure and mentor to many nephews and nieces, the patriarch of his family. His love and passion for hunting and fishing grew stronger over the years, and he and his son, Brian and his nephews and friends spent many happy days and weeks hiking in the woods of eastern Washington, or trolling the waters of Puget Sound, and in the Pacific out of Neah Bay, their favorite spot for halibut. Don had many close friends in the IBEW and out. He was the beloved older brother to his three sisters, and considered his wife's family as much his own as the Potts family. They shared many holidays, vacations and special occasions. Don was a man of high morals and unbending values, meticulous in everything he did, uncompromising in his standards. He was devoted to his family, always there through some really tough times. He was proud of his son, Brian and his daughter, Cheryl, adored his granddaughters and great grandchildren, and was thrilled when he learned he was getting a great grandson. Don and Jo were married for 48 years, and were hoping-wishing-planning to celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2012. But though they didn't make it, they felt so blessed and thankful for the life they'd shared and the difference they made in many lives by their example. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Leo, and his son-in-law Chad. He is survived by his wife, Jo, his children Brian Potts, and Cheryl Sweeney, his granddaughters Shani Sweeney and Erynn Sweeney, grandson-in-law Sitha Set, and great grandchildren Jayden, Aysia and Trey. Also by his sisters Patty, Sandra and Linda, and by many nieces and nephews. He was truly a man among men, and will be dearly missed. Services will be at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 So. Normandy Road, Burien, Wa. on Saturday, January 29th, at 11:00 AM.



Donald N. Elliston

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM 

Donald N. Elliston, 78, passed away January 14, 2011, in Wenatchee, after a short battle with cancer. He was a 50 year Wenatchee resident. Don was born to Thomas and Esther (Downing) Elliston on April 24, 1932, in Canyon, TX. As a child, the family moved to Wallace, ID, where he was raised and attended school. Don graduated from Wallace High School in 1950.



Donna Jean Elmer

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM 

Donna Jean Elmer, a longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away quietly Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Highline Nursing Home, after a three year battle with dementia at the age of 84. She was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother and friend, who touched many lives. Donna was born on September 27, 1926, to Felix and Mary Mickelson at Wilson Creek, WA, where they lived until she was three years old.



Donna R. Asher Williams

After retirement Donna found great joy traveling around the world visiting family in England, Malaysia, China, and Guam. In her later years she enjoyed splitting her time between each son's home town. 



Dorothy Jean Davis

DAVIS, Dorothy Jean, Dorothy died peacefully on January 19th, surrounded by her family. Born to Kathryn and Harold Newcomb in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she graduated from Marquette University Nursing School where she met her husband, Dr. Stuart Davis. At the time, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at, St. Joseph's Hospital. After their wedding, the couple moved to Seattle where she worked at Providence Hospital in labor and delivery while her husband was interning at Harborview. The couple moved back to Spokane, his hometown, where Stuart opened a general medical practice. Dorothy assisted him as his nurse for fifteen years while raising their family of five children. She also volunteered to transport newborn babies from the hospitals to St Anne's Children's Home and was a volunteer for Sacred Heart Hospital Service League. She was a member of Saint Augustine Catholic Church where she attended daily mass. Dorothy, who referred to herself as a "lake person", enjoyed picking huckleberries and collecting mushrooms at Priest Lake, snow skiing, hiking and traveling with friends and family. She was a devoted homemaker, an avid antique collector, and enjoyed gardening and rock collecting. Dorothy is survived by her husband Stuart, her children, Chuck, Mary Kay (Grossman), Chris, Dave, and Drew along with 13 grandchildren, her siblings Jack Newcomb and Pat Morrell as well as many other close family members and friends who will miss her dearly., A Rosary will be held at 5 pm on Sunday, January 23rd and Funeral Mass on Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 11 am both at Saint Augustine Catholic Church, 428 West 19th. Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Margaret's Shelter, 101 East Hartson, or to Hospice of Spokane.



Dorothy Lillian Garmback

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Dorothy Marlow

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 27, 1924 - Jan. 13, 2011 



Dovie Darlene Pound

Dovie Darlene Pound, 71, passed away January 14, 2011 in Arlington, WA. She was born to Dale and Jessie Linebarger August 10, 1939. Dovie graduated from Rancho HS in 1957. After a tour in the U.S. Army, she worked as a cashier in the gaming industry until her retirement after 30 years. Dovie enjoyed knitting, beading, making dream catchers and going to yard sales. She was happy to help people all she could and had the most beautiful smile. Dovie loved her cats and being with her family. She was a very kind, affectionate and loving mother and grandmother who delighted in her grandchildren., Preceding Dovie in death was her son, Steven Pound; and former spouse, Lester Pound., Surviving her is her son, Richard Pound; siblings, Wesley "Jack" (Reida) Linebarger, Dale (Kris) Linebarger, Jerry (Chris) Linebarger, Charlene (Steve) Kron; grandchildren, Michael, Brittany and Tyler; and also her long time companion, Baby., At Dovie's request no services will be held at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.




Emma T. Archer Emma T. Archer, 93, died on January 11, 2011. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Max, daughter-in-law Isabelle, and grandson Adam. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM January 24, 2011 at Mountain View Memorial Park. Memorial services at 2:00PM in the Tacoma Lutheran Home Chapel, 1301 N. Highlands Pkwy., Tacoma 98406. Memorials may be sent to the Max and Emma Archer Scholarship Fund at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 N. Stevens, Tacoma, 98406, or the Tacoma Lutheran Home. View obituary at



Earl B. Harris

HARRIS, Earl B., Born February 12, 1918, in Tokio, ND to Ben and Edith Harris. Earl passed away peacefully on January 16, 2011 in Spokane, WA with his loving wife of 70 years, Dorothy Garner Harris holding his hand. Earl was raised in Devils Lake, ND. He graduated the Army Air Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant and pilot in 1943. He served as a B-17 pilot in England with the 8th AF 388th Bomb Group. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. He was recalled to Active Duty during the, and assigned to Fairchild AFB as a pilot of the B-36. He subsequently flew the B-52 until he retired as Senior Pilot in 1959. A two-career man, Earl retired as Sales Manager with Union Oil Company in 1980., Earl is survived by his wife, Dorothy and daughter, Janna Harvey (Mike, son-in-law) and brother Lloyd Harris. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ellen Roxanne Linville, sister, Darryl Schwab and brother, Claude Harris. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Janna Lynch, Timothy Harvey and wife Christie, Randall Harvey and wife Joanne, and Monica Lewallen and husband Tim and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter., Earl had a firm handshake, could ride a horse, fly a bomber and be your friend for life. He loved small dogs, plaid shirts and Louis Lamour and Michener novels. He and Dorothy loved to travel the lower 48 states together with their Air Stream travel club, serving as it's President for a season. He shared his love of boating and fishing with friends and family at Lake Pend Oreille. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, forming unique bonds with each. Earl and Dorothy lived happily together at the Good Samaritan Village Retirement Community for the past seven years, where he was proud to serve as Community President in 2010., We will miss his hats, his strong slap on the back and the unique way he said the word, "Beautiful.", A Celebration of life will be observed Saturday, January 22, 2011, at the Community Center of Good Samaritan Village at 2 pm.



Eileen Agnes Stevenson

Eileen Agnes Stevenson passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011. She was born in Everett in 1921 to George and Francis Johnson. She married Robert M. Stevenson in 1946 and resided in north Everett till his death in 1999. Eileen then moved to Sultan to be near her youngest daughter and continue in her gardening endeavors. Her love of family and friends was intense and her constant focus., Eileen's surviving family consists of two daughters: Patty and Ken Kirschner, of Cashmere, WA, Donalee and Mike Edwards, of Sultan, WA; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Briana Edwards, of Seattle, WA, Myles and Leanne Edwards, of Everett, Stephanie Kirschner, of Edmonds, WA, and Jeff and Amelia Kirschner, of Cle Elum, WA; and three great-grandchildren, Conner and Daniel Kirschner and Paige Auger., Family service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church., Suggested remembrances can be made to the



Eileen Louise Miles

Eileen Louise MILES Eileen Louise Miles born on February 11th 1952, passed away peacefully on January 19th 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Survived in life by loving Husband of 27 years Terry Miles, precious Daughter Kelly Dyke, Son-in-law Justin Dyke, Mother-in-law Ann Jepsen, Aunt Dorothy Wahlstrom, and Sisters Mary Anne McClaire, Sheila Graber, & Connie Applegate. The family of Eileen Miles would like to thank Puget Sound Cancer Centers and Evergreen Hospice for all of their compassionate and loving care. In lieu of flowers a charitable remembrance may be made to PAWS at, to honor Eileen who loved all animals in nature. A celebration of her life will be held in a private gathering amongst immediate family.



Elizabeth Ponti

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 3, 1941 - Jan 7, 2011 



Elmer Brewer Fox

Elmer Brewer Fox, former Central Valley School District principal, passed away January 15, 2011 at the age of 81. The service celebrating his life will be Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2 pm at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Rd. Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St..



Elsie Gebhardt

GEBHARDT, Elsie, Elsie Gebhardt passed away on January 20, 2011, in Spokane, WA. She was born on January 19, 1920, in Dickey County, ND to Wm. and Ottelia Pahl. Elsie is survived by her children: Bonita (Jim) Dixon, Spokane, WA, Sandra (Bob) Allen, Newport, OR, Pamela Bumpas, Cheney, WA and Wayne (Kathy) Gebhardt, Cheney, WA; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers and five sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Gebhardt, in 2005. Visitation Sunday, January 23, 1:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M., at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, January 24, 2011, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11315 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Spokane Hospice House or



Elsie Mable (Hursey) McDonald

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Elsie Mable Brown (Hursey) McDonald, 99, of Yakima, Washington, died of natural causes early Sunday morning, January 16, 2011, at Summitview Healthcare Center in Yakima. She was born on Nove



Esther Carolyn Solberg

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Ethel McGovern

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Floyd R. Holloway

Friday, January 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Our loving Husband, Father, Grandpa and Pappy The rock of our foundation, who will forever remain in our hearts, but is now watching over us from the Heavens above. We love and miss you so much!



Frank Denton

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 2, 1923 - Jan. 14, 2011 



Frank H. Rehovsky

Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:00 PM 

Frank H. Rehovsky left our world to join his beloved wife, Ilene, on Sunday, December 12, 2010. Frank was born July 15, 1922, in Brainard, NE. He served in the Army Air Corps. as an Instructor in the pilot training program at Williams Field in Arizona during World War II. He later moved to Wenatchee, where he met his future wife, Ilene Vroman.



Frank T. Tucker

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Frank Tanderjian

Frank was born and raised in New York City with his one brother and two parents. As a kid, Frank loved baseball. Frank was an independent journalist during the Civil Rights Movement, writing for a number of journals. He traveled the South gathering materials for his reports. He was the last person to see Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers alive, interviewing him prior to his returning home on June 12, 1963, where Evers was shot as he exited his car in front of his home. A few days later, Frank and another journalist were involved in preventing a riot at Ever's funeral, using a bullhorn to warn the mourners to look up and notice the armed men on the Jackson, Mississippi downtown rooftops waiting to shoot into the crowd should they begin to get out of control. Frank, a soft-spoken and highly intelligent white man from New York City, spoke highly of all civil rights activists., Frank was married to Carol Bagley, a university professor. They were together over 30 years. They met at a university as he also was a university teacher. Carol preceded Frank in death on February 22, 2005. They loved and cared for each other very much., Frank will be missed by his readers and friends. He made the world a better place for all of us.



Gary Irons

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Gary Richard Bohlman, M.D

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

May 9, 1946 – January 17, 2011



Gayle Schlect Kelsay

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SEATTLE - Gayle passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Kindred Care Rehabilitation Center in Seattle from many health complications. She was born in Yakima, WA on Dec. 18, 1942 to Charles W. and Evelyn L. (Dilley) Schlect. Afte 



George Charles Talbot

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral HomeProsser farmer, Chuck Talbot, dies. George Charles Talbot, 80, of Prosser, died Monday at Prosser Memorial hospital with his family at his side. Chuck was born in 1930 in Sappho



Gerald S. (Jerry) Nash

Gerald S. (Jerry) NASH Gerald S. (Jerry) Nash of Redmond, Washington died on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA after a three year struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Galveston, Texas on July 30, 1937. During his 73 years, he was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend, inspiration, chaplain, musician, and example to many. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Jerry's life on Sunday, January 30, 3:00 pm at Newport Presbyterian Church; 4010 - 120th Ave SE; Bellevue, WA with a reception to follow. Directions may be found at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Newport Presbyterian Church, PO Box 53385, Bellevue, WA, 98015-3385 or the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific; 2625 Third Ave; Seattle, WA 98121. For a more complete obituary, please visit the website of Barton Family Funeral Service at



Glen J. Worman

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaGlen J. Worman, 84, passed away at home on January 14, 2011, in the arms of his loving wife and his Granddaughter at his side. Glen was born September 13, 1926 in Yakima to Glen and Sarah Ellen Wor



Glinda Christine "Chris" Simpson

Friday, January 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Glinda Christine Simpson, 67, died at Samaritan Hospital on September 22, 2010, in Moses Lake, WA, with her daughter and granddaughters at her bedside. She was born June 13, 1943, in West Plains, MO. She was the daughter of Gabriel and Iva Collins. She resided in Wenatchee, WA for 31 years.



Goldie Sophie Wassam

Goldie Sophie Wassam, 87, was born September 23, 1923 in Arlington, WA and died January 6, 2011 in Arlington, WA following an extended illness. She spent her early years living at Lake Goodwin, her parents were Steven Herz and Sophie (Fintz) Herz. She attended Lakewood Elementary School and was a 1943 graduate of Arlington High School. Goldie worked in a variety of occupations, from homemaker, advertising sales, professional cook, and cashier., Goldie was married to Burke Heaton, of Arlington, from 1944 to 1972 and to Homer Wassam from 1973 to 1995, both of whom preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Frank Gordon Herz., Goldie is survived by her sons, Dennis Heaton (Jennifer Way), of Arlington, and Dale (Geri) Heaton, of Tulalip, WA; three grandchildren, Leena (Douglas) Prindle, of Bothell, WA, Jennifer Park, of Camano Island, WA, and David (Ashley Austin) Heaton, of Stanwood, WA; with a total of six great-grandchildren. Stepchildren are Ted (Jane) Wassam, of Palo Alto, CA, David Wassam, of Whitehall, MT, Dan Wassam, of CA, and Enid Charbonneau, of Chewelah, WA; and numerous stepgrandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Elsie Noack, of Bellingham, WA; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and by two older aunts, Angie Sedy and Goldie Brose, both of Arlington., A memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January, 29, 2011, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 615 E Highland Drive, Arlington, WA., Memorial Donations may be made to Children's Hospital in Seattle., A private interment of her ashes will be at a later date beside the remains of her late husband, Homer, at Willamette Military Cemetery, Portland, OR.



Grover C. Lontz, Jr.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Grover Cleveland Lontz, Jr., 86, of Yakima, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011, at his home at Mabel Swan Manor. Grover was born September 1, 1924, at Kirkland, Indiana.



Helen Leslie Gnaedinger

Leslie Gnaedinger was born in Aberdeen, WA on August 1, 1923 to Thomas H. McKay and Minabelle Rowell McKay. Leslie died at Silverton, Idaho on January 19, 2011, of causes related to old age., Leslie led a wonderful life in Aberdeen and the family summer home at Grayland at the beach. Leslie attended public schools in Aberdeen until high school when she attended Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma on a scholarship. After graduating in 1941 Leslie attended University of California, Berkeley and Reed College in Portland, OR where she graduated in 1945. While in college Leslie worked as a welder in the Portland Shipyards and at the B-29 factory in Hoquiam, WA., Leslie started her Masters program in Pullman, WA at then Washington State College. While working as a lab instructor in a biology lab she met her future husband Dr. Ernest E. (Ned) Gnaedinger who was returning to school in premed. They wed June 17, 1947 and remained so until their deaths., Leslie and Ned moved to Portland where Ned attended Medical School and Leslie worked for Multnomah County as biological specialist for the county. They moved to San Bernardino, CA with their first born where Ned completed his internship. In 1952 the young couple moved to Ned's hometown of Wallace, Idaho where he went to work at the Wallace Hospital and Leslie continued to produce a family., Leslie was very involved in the Shoshone County Medical Auxiliary, Chapter X of PEO, and the Shoshone Country Club., Leslie was interested in many things. She always first and foremost liked to read widely and variously and discuss what she read. Leslie also liked gardening, horse packing, camping, golf, skiing, bird hunting, bridge, and many happy days at the family cabin at Killarney Lake on the Coeur d'Alene River. Most of all Leslie was a wonderful mother she was involved in Scouting with her children, encouraging them in their endeavors at sports and school, and supporting them in their successes and failures., Leslie Gnaedinger was predeceased by her husband Ned, both parents, her brothers Perry, George, and Donald McKay, and her sisters Laura Hogan and Minabelle Farley. Leslie is survived by her sister Edna Guerin of Bremerton, WA and her children: Mike (Sandy) Gnaedinger of Ephrata, WA, Bill (Dorothy Wiley) of Pullman, WA, Kristi of Wallace, Idaho, and Leslie (Nils) Flostrup of Haarby, Denmark. She is also survived by six grand children, ten great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces with whom the family were very close., The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers of Good Samaritan in Silverton, Idaho who gave much comfort and very good care to our mother in her final years., Memorials may be made to the Ned Gnaedinger Rotary Scholarship, PO Box 1165 Wallace, Idaho, A memorial services will be held at a later date. You may sign Helen's on-line guestbook at, SHOSHONE FUNERAL SERVICE and CREMATORY is entrusted with making arrangements.



Helen Louise (Engley) Quaranta

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM

Helen Louise (Engley) Quaranta, 74, a lifelong resident of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 13, 2011, at Avamere Rehabilitation Care Center in Sequim, WA. She was born in East Wenatchee on March 25, 1936, to Kenneth and Helen Engley. She graduated from Wenatchee High School and attended Central Washington Deaconess School of Nursing, where she received her LPN degree and worked for several years.



Herbert S. "Skip" Conner III

Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Herbert S. "Skip" Conner III passed away on January 8, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born to Herb and Marie (Schaller) Conner on September 5, 1930, in Okanogan. Skip spent the first ten years of his life on his parents' ranch in the Sinlahekin Valley (now the Sinlahekin Game Farm). His first four years of school were in Loomis and then moved to Okanogan in 1940.



Herta "Trudy" Lindquist

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Howard A. Totten Jr.

Howard A. Totten Jr., 58, passed away January 12, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born March 25, 1952 in Seattle, WA., He worked as a heavy Equipment Operator. He lived in Sultan, WA then in the Index, WA area for many years before moving to Republic, WA. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Howard made friends easily and had a giving nature., He is survived by brothers, Storm (Ena) Totten and Budd Totten; and special cousin, Irena (Alloway) Lane, who was his caregiver and best friend through his determined and courageous battle with cancer. He appreciated her so very much. He also leaves many other cousins; and friends., He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Hazel Totten., Remembrances may be made in Howard's name to the, Friends will have a memorial for Howard from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011 at "The Prospector" in Gold Bar, WA.



In Loving Memory of David M. Bernett

Friday, January 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Plant a tree, smell a rose, save an animal or aid a friend and you'll be "Never Better" at day's end. In loving memory of our Uncle David ~ Jorja, Marlord, Charlie, Mitchell and Mykleyn Brown and Theresa Honeycutt.



Isolina Paula Aramburu

Isolina Paula Aramburu, 90, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, with her loving family by her side., She was born Isolina Paula Consiglieri on June 29, 1920, in Lima, Peru. She met her husband, Adrian J. Aramburu, in Lima and they were married in January of 1944., Following the death of her husband in 1962, Isolina moved to the United States with her seven children in 1963. She lived in Seattle and worked for many years as a cook at the Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, retiring in 1980. She moved to Lynnwood four years ago to live with her son, Gustavo., Isolina dearly loved serving the Lord and her family. An exemplary Christian, she loyally loved her only spouse and in addition to raising her children, helped raise many of her siblings and grandchildren. She was a kind, gentle soul with a tremendous capacity for forgiveness and under-standing and an uncanny ability to befriend and love everyone she met. She especially enjoyed cooking and was known for serving delectable cuisine both at home and at work., Isolina was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian; her parents, Antonio Severo Consiglieri and Daria Marguarita Aramburu; and siblings, Antonia, Domingo, Juan Emilio, Eulogio, Antonio, Alejandro and Alberto., She is survived by her children, Luis R. Aramburu, Daria I. Consiglieri, Fernando A. Aramburu (Ileana), Guillermo J. Aramburu (Ikuko), Gustavo L. Aramburu (Sandra), Gladys M. Brown (Kevin), Francisco J. Aramburu; siblings, Roman Consiglieri (Wilmarina) and Yolanda Consiglieri; grandchildren, Aarron, Lienne, Lia, Mario, Adrian (Angela), Mikela (Ben), Gina (Matt), Monica (Jesse), Misty, Adrian, Tony (Mary Beth), Carly, Ryan (Kara), Kyle, Colin, Joseph and Melissa; and great grandchildren Simon, Dylan, Ayla, Alyssa, Jacoby, Markus, Kamron, Milatka, Aviel, Kaleina., A memorial service is pending.




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Jack Weldon Parsley

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Jack Weldon Parsley, 78, went home to be with his Lord at Good Samaritan Care Center on Saturday, January 15, 2011 after a battle with cancer. Jack was born in Lead Hill, A



James Henry "Jim" Hofmeister

James "Jim" Henry HOFMEISTER Born on May 28th, 1922 in Seattle, WA and passed away on January 17th, 2011 in Seattle. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Hofmeister, and his grand sons Jeff LeCroix, Jason Washington, and James Washington. Donations can be made to the Ameri can Heart Association 710 2nd Ave nue, Suite 900. Seattle, WA 98104.



James M. Dunford

James M. DUNFORD Captain James M. Dunford USN (Ret.), one of the last surviving pioneers of the Naval Nuclear Power Program died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 95 years old. Captain Dunford was one of five officers sent to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1946 to learn about nuclear power and how the Navy might use it for ship propulsion. The senior member of that group was Captain H. G. Rickover. After sixteen intense months of study in Oak Ridge, Captain Dunford was assigned to the newly formed Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in Washington, DC. In 1949, the AEC formed a Naval Nuclear Power Branch with the original Oak Ridge team. Led by Rickover, this group developed the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. Captain Dunford attained the rank of Captain and served as Admiral Rickover's Deputy with the responsibility for selecting and training officers and crew for the rapidly expanding nuclear submarine force. Upon retirement from active duty in 1961 he served as Vice-President, Naval Nuclear for New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, NJ, overseeing construction of three nuclear submarines and one surface nuclear powered cruiser over four years. Subsequent roles included Visiting Professor in the engineering faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, and civilian Technical Director of the US Naval Air Engineering Center in the Philadelphia Naval Base and finally, Executive VP of CDI Marine Company, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm. In 1980, Captain Dunford retired to a life of consulting in the civilian nuclear power field until final retirement in 1990. Born in Seattle, Washington on October 13, 1915, Dunford was the son of John Adams Dunford, Chief Bridge Engineer for the city of Seattle. He graduated from Broadway High School as valedictorian and went on to the University of Washington in Seattle where he studied electrical engineering for three years. He received a congressional appointment and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in the summer of 1935. In 1941, he married Virginia MacEachern of Forest Hills, NY. He is survived by his eight children: John A. Dunford of Mason, Oh, Anne M. Dunford of Jacksonville Beach, Fl, Robert W. Dunford of Naperville, Il, Phyllis D. Peterson of Charlotte, NC, James M. Dunford, Jr. of Los Altos, CA, Margaret M. Dunford of Belmont, NC, Louise D. Brodnitz of Washington, DC, and Thomas G. Dunford of Bothell, WA, fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. After a requiem Mass at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 25th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Atlantic Beach, Florida, his body will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. The family will receive friends Monday for a visitation from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m., at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, Florida.



James Savie "Jim" Trucano

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:00 PM 

James Savie Trucano, a well known and longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away on January 4, 2011, at the age of 86. He was a caring and devoted husband and father, who lived his life with honor, common sense, hard work, kindness and thankfulness.



Jane S. Matthews

Suddenly, at Providence Hospital on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, Jane S. Matthews passed away at 80 years., She leaves, to cherish her memory, Gordon, her husband; her children, Grant, Blair (Colleene), Craig (Stacy); she also leaves her grandchildren, Scott, Eric, Nicole, Tim, Amanda, Brian; and great-grandchildren, Matea and Sawyer., Jane was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1930. She moved to the United States in 1957. She later went on to work for Dr. Broberg's Dental Office as a Dental Assistant until her retirement in 1994., Jane enjoyed volunteer work and was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army, member of the Steven Edenholm Orthopedic Guild; Marysville Garden Club; and Volunteer Literacy Program at Everett Community College. She also served in many capacities at the Marysville First Baptist Church over a span of 44 years., A funeral service and reception will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23 at Marysville First Baptist Church, 4011 81st Place NE. Marysville, WA.



Jerome M. Kelly

Following employment as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he served as communications director at Memorex Corporation, Santa Clara, California, and public relations manager at ROLM telecommunications, Santa Clara. He also headed his own advertising/public relations firm in Los Altos, later merging with another company to form Kelly/McDonough Communications, Mountain View, CA. Mr. Kelly authored a novel, In the Grip of the Iron Curtain, in 2006. Donations can be made to the



Jerry Dean Ibsen

Jerry passed peacefully on Monday evening, January 17, 2011., He is survived by his two children - son, Rocky Dean Ibsen (Stacy) and grandson, Tylar Dean Ibsen, who reside in Granite Falls, Washington; his daughter, Leilani Mae Ibsen and grand-daughter, Mandy Mae Ibsen, who reside in Florida; two brothers, Jess Ibsen, of Marysville, Washington, and Earl Ibsen, of Everett; one sister, Pearl Fagan, of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews., Jerry resided in Marysville his entire life of 73 years, and was a retiree from Weyerhaeuser. He was also an extremely accomplished hunter and fisherman throughout the states. Those were his favorite pastimes. He will be greatly missed by family and friends., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Disabled Veterans of America.



Joan B. Hughes

Joan B. Hughes, 80, of Edmonds, WA, died January 18, 2011 in Everett., Service will be held at a later date., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Joe L. Maxwell

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Joe L. Maxwell passed January 16, 2011 at the unseasoned age of 51, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He had close friends and family nearby and went peacefully. Joe was bor 



John Earl Hanson

John Earl HANSON Age 96 passed away peacefully December 27, 2010. Born August 24, 1914 at Alki/West Seattle & graduat ed from West Seattle High. He had been a Mercer Island resident for 51 years, long time business man, owning Illinois Upholstery in Seat tle. Also owned and managed many theaters in Seattle, Shelton & Tacoma area & was life member of Seattle Commodity Club. Survived by Dorothy his loving wife of 72 years, sons John & Donald and has many grand & great grandchildren. He was a wonderful kind person with a great sense of humor. Special thanks to Evergreen Hospice, Golden Cottage & Madison House in Kirkland. A private family grave side gathering was held at Washington Memorial Park Seatac January 3rd.



John Jason Carter

Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Today is your birthday, I miss you so bad; You were the best dad a little girl ever had. I never really got to say "Goodbye," Everyday I find myself wanting to cry. I was only 9 years old when you went away, Just one more time I wanted to say, "I Love You So Much."



John Leslie "Les" Ray

Dad, you were a fine father and a great provider. 



John McKinney

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 10, 1940 - Jan. 15, 2011 



Karelin Sue Elliott

Lovingly known as Sue, of Spokane, died January 4th, 2011, at Hospice House of Spokane, of aggressive cancer. She was born in Newton, Kansas to Rodger Neil and Mary June Elliott. She graduated from Page, Arizona, High School in 1977; Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois (B.A. 1983); and Lincoln Christian Seminary (now Lincoln Christian University) in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree. She is survived by her loving mother, Mary Hess, and stepfather Ransom Hess; brother Neil Elliott and sister-in-law Mary Ellen Elliott; nephews Austin and Jeremy Elliott; loving cousins; fond friends and co-workers at Advantage IQ; and companion bird Bubba. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Rodger Elliott. Sue was active in theater in high school and college and was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher. She will be remembered for her faith, her humor, her courage, and her great loyalty to friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 21, at 3:00 p.m., at SPOKANE CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE, 2832 N. RUBY, SPOKANE, WA, 324-9375. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of Spokane.



Kennith L. Jones

Kennith L. Jones, of Central Park, Grays Harbor, WA, was born in Silva, NC on March 21, 1943 and passed away on January 12, 2011 at the age of 67., Ken was the first child of Ray and Lucille Jones, of Darrington, WA. Ken moved to Aberdeen, WA in 1962 and worked as a timber faller for many years, then retrained and retired as a detention officer from Junction City Juvenile Center in 2008., Ken's favorite sport was to hunt with and talk hounds with his hunting buddies, dad and brother. He liked to hear a good joke as well as tell them. Ken liked to "come home to Darrington", be with his family and eat Mom's cornbread and beans., Ken is survived by his parents; his wife and soul mate, Jan, of Central Park; son, Travis; grandson, Dallas, of Hoquiam, WA; step children, Corey Luck and Amanda Balstzell and husband, Todd; brother, Dennis and wife, Kathy; sisters, Elena "Lee" Cook and husband, Willard, Linda Lindstrom and husband, Cliff; and our "other brother, Jody Reece.", He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Susan Adams Jones; and his brother, Mitchell Jones., A private celebration of Ken's life will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Darrington Community Center., Donations can be made to the Darrington Memorial Dinners, PO Box 608, Darrington, WA 98241.



L. Sue Weatherford

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - L. Sue Weatherford, born in Fresno, California, on September 18, 1944 to Clee Ollon White and Gerushie "Mildred" (Yarbrough) White, died January 16, 2011 in Yakima. Sue married Billy Weatherfor



Laurel McKenna

Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Laurel McKenna, age 72, passed to the hands of God suddenly at his home on January 14, 2011. He was born September 15, 1938, in Whitewater, WI, to Mae and Robert McKenna. Laurel spent his early years in Wisconsin, moving to Washington with his mother and step-dad when he was 12. He attended school in Orondo.



Lavina Meyer

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 13, 1917- Jan. 11, 2011 



Leo Pete "Casey" Neilsen

NEILSEN, Leo Pete, A long time resident of Almira passed away suddenly from a stroke in Spokane, WA, his home for the last 20 years., Casey was active in the community serving on the Almira Town Council, Almira Fire Department, Lincoln Mutual #1 Board, District 8 Fire Commission, and Almira's Farmers Warehouse Board of Directors. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Almira Community Church and a 50 year perfect attendance of the Almira Lions Club. Casey was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and his brother, Cecil Neilsen. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Beverly, his children Chris and Kate Neilsen of Almira, Debra and Cliff Steveson of Grand Coulee, Karin Neilsen of Ritzville, and Kim Neilsen of Desert Aire; five grandsons, Brian (Lathy) McKay, Ben (Aimee) McKay, Kyle (Alison) Steveson, Casey (Terri) Neilsen, and Brett (Jamie) Neilsen and 12 great-grandchildren. Casey will also be missed by his pal at home, Gus. A Celebration of Casey's life will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Almira Community Church. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Shriner's Hospital of Spokane, or the Almira Cemetery Endowment Association. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Wilbur, WA is caring for the family.



Lester W. Smith

Friday, January 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Lester W. Smith, 80, went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2010, at home in Wenatchee. He was born May 28, 1930, in Wallace, ID, to Theodore and Beula (Schumacher) Smith. Les moved to Selah, WA in 1931. He graduated from Selah High School in 1948, where he excelled in track and basketball.



Lisa Marie Tahkeal

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA



Lois M. Van Horn

Lois M. VAN HORN Nov. 12, 1924 ~ Dec. 31, 2010 Lois Mina (Hyde) Van Horn, 86, passed away peacefully on New Year's Eve, 2010. Lois was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to Pearl (Kenyon) Hyde and Thomas Hyde in 1924. She attended Boelus High School and Telegraphy College in Chicago. In 1946 she worked as an office administrator at Grand Island Air Force Base where she met her future husband, Harold E. Van Horn. Lois and Harold married in Boelus, Nebraska on July 3, 1947. While Harold was stationed overseas, Lois earned a B. S. in Education at the University of Omaha. Lois and Harold were blessed with three sons. After Harold retired from the Air Force the family moved to Denver where Harold attended graduate school and Lois taught at a school for unwed mothers. Harold's career as a college professor took the family to: Ohio (Ohio State), Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin), and California (Chapman College). During this time, Lois lovingly raised her children and also earned her real estate license. Retiring in the late 1980's, Lois and Harold moved to Edmonds, Washington and then Mercer Island to be near their grandson and older sons. They were married 61 years, until Harold passed away in 2007. Lois was an active, loving and compassionate individual with an strong independent nature. She will be missed and will always remain in our hearts. Lois is survived by her three sons, Michael, Stephen, and Jeffrey; daughter in law, Patty Wittmann; grandson, Sean Van Horn; her brother, Dr. Burt Hyde; her sister, Mrs. Anita Pedersen; along with many nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her husband - Harold E. Van Horn; parents - Thomas and Pearl Hyde; grandmother - Mrs. Carrie (Callen) Kenyon; two brothers - Theron L. Hyde and Charles T. Hyde; and sister Harriett McDonald. Donations in Lois' name: The MDS Foundation, and ElderHealth Northwest,



Lorraine Mae Knemeyer

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:00 PM

Lorraine M. Knemeyer was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and Bernice Griggs; daughter, Elise Ann Knemeyer; grandson, Shane Chapman; and sister-in-law, Pat Griggs. She is survived by her fiancé, Paul Killion; seven children: sons, Ronald Knemeyer, Michael (Rosie) Knemeyer and Marcus Knemeyer; daughters, Cynthia Claus, Jeannine Chapman, Cheri (Tony) Warner and Erin (Brian) Walston...



Lowe, Carol June (Martin)

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Carol June Martin Lowe was born December 13, 1923, in Sumner, Washington, to Alida Maude Benton Martin and Paul West Martin. She lived a long ..... 



Lucille Anne "Lucy" Worth

Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Lucille Anne "Lucy" Worth, 90, of Coulee City, WA, passed away on January 6, 2011. She was born February 15, 1920, in Oakland, CA. Lucy was an only child and lost her father when she was just 16. Lucy made her family out of classmates, band members, friends and neighbors. In 1955, she married Russell "Steve" Worth and his family became her own.



Margaret A. "Peggy" Brown

Margaret "Peggy" A. Brown, 82, a resident of Snohomish County for many years, died peacefully on January 20, 2011 at home., She was born in New York on February 21, 1928. As a young woman, she moved to the Pacific Northwest where she made a 30-year career with Seafirst bank, becoming the first woman to reach assistant Vice President., She has a large family who loved her very much, endless friends who cared for her deeply. Everyone who knew her loved her. She will live on with many caring for her in their hearts., Peggy was preceded in death by two husbands, Richard Wiese and Eugene Brown; one grandchild and two sisters., She is survived by her children, Vicki, Linda, Kris, Jerry, Bruce, and Debbie; as well as 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren., Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice.



Mark Mills

With cancer behind him and in the presence of family and friends, Mark accepted the Lord's invitation to join Him., Mark's support team was his wife Teri, his children Zach, Jake and wife Amy., Additional support came from Janita, Cheryl and Rick, Tim and Dawn, Stephanie and Phil, John and Pat, Rhonda and Bruce, Mike and Melanie, Mark and Tari, Marguerite, Gerri and every aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, friend, and coworker that were part of Mark's life., Mark was preceded on his journey by his dad, Lance (2009); and his mom, Patti (1978)., Teri would like to extend her heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Evan Yu and nurse Anne Reese for their love, support and care for Mark. "We could not have done it without you.", Two organizations close to Mark's heart were "Lakeside Community Fellowship Church" and the "Prostate Cancer Fund". Any kindness in his honor would be a blessing., A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Road, Snohomish, WA 98290.



Mary Jane Grey

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 5, 1930 - Jan. 12, 2011 



Mary Louise (MaryLou) Wilson Farish Maxwell

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Mary Louise (MaryLou) Wilson Farish Maxwell passed away peacefully Jan. 17th, 2011 in Phuket, Thailand where she had been visiting for 3 1/2 months at her son's resort. She was born the third daughter of Willard Alexander and Grace Miriam (M



Mary Reid

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 18, 1955 - Jan. 4, 2011 



Maurilio Lopez Gutierrez

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 4, 1942 – Jan. 14, 2011



McLaughlin, Bonnie Irene

Friday, January 21, 2011 1:00 AM

Bonnie Irene McLaughlin, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Bonnie was born July 16, 1937 in Macon County, Missouri. She and ..... 




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Nadeja Jean (Campbell) Booth

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM 

Nadeja was born January 29, 1934, in Wenatchee, WA to Ralph and Martha (Teade) Campbell. She passed away peacefully on January 9, 2011, with family by her side. The youngest of two daughters, she was raised in Wenatchee, graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1952. She attended the University of Washington prior to her marriage to Robert Booth in February 1955.



Nancy Murphey

Nancy Ann (Nacke) Murphey of Monroe, WA, passed away on January 12, 2011 at the age of 81., Nancy was born November 12, 1929 in Albany, New York, the daughter of Edgar Arnold Nacke and Dorothy Florence Gahran., She graduated from Skidmore College in 1951 with a degree in Art. While working at Look Magazine in New York City, she met David Duncan Murphey III. Their first date was a New Year's Eve Party in 1953. They were married the following April. She always said when you meet the right one, you'll know. She must have known, for they celebrated 54 years together at the time of David's passing in 2008., David and Nancy have three children, David D. Murphey IV (Ruth) of Kent, WA, Sally Mokate (Michael) of Snohomish, WA and Susan Murphey (Thomas Fasnacht) of Lake Forest Park, WA; along with nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren., Nancy loved the arts and humanities. She enjoyed sewing and was a gifted artist with beautiful and innovative knit creations. She and David moved from New York to Mountlake Terrace, WA in 1966, where they raised their three children., Nancy was well respected professionally at the, Medical School, where she worked as program director for the OB/Gyn residency program. She retired in 1993, shortly after she and David moved to their dream home, a log cabin on six acres along the Stillaguamish River in Silvana, WA. They lived there until 2007, when they moved to Merrill Gardens of Monroe, where they were lovingly cared for by the most incredible people., Nancy is survived by her three children, eight of her grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and her brother, David Nacke and family, of Battle Ground, WA., She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David; and her grandson, Elliot Denzel Fasnacht., At Nancy's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made, in memory of Nancy Murphey, to KCTS-9, 401 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.



OBITUARY: Dr. Lee G. Hendrickson

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:00 AM

Dr. Lee G. Hendrickson passed away Jan. 15, 2011, at his home in Colfax. He was born in Ashton, Idaho, to Hal Hendrickson and Nodean Summerville. He graduated from Orofino High School and enlisted in the army where he excelled in marksmanship, achieving a spot in the record books at Fort Ord, Calif.Music had always been a big [...]



OBITUARY: J. Lindsay Oaks

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: Margaret Jacobson Hill

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:00 AM 

Margaret Jacobson Hill, fondly known as Margie, passed away peacefully on Jan. 19 at the age of 99 in Moscow, Idaho. May 1911-January 2011: As they say, it is the dash in between that matters. Margie's dash was longer than most, and for that we are grateful.She was born on a ranch near Helmville, Mont., to Julius and [...]



OBITUARY: Michael B. Shewman II

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:00 AM 

Michael B. Shewman, age 32, a resident of Potlatch, Idaho, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane from complications of kidney disease.Michael was born July 17, 1978, at Phoenix, Ariz., to Michael B. and Donna M. (Jones) Shewman. Michael attended J.B. Sutton Elementary school through the third grade in Phoenix. He moved with his [...]



OBITUARY: Richard E. 'Dick' Harden

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:00 AM 

Richard was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Wash., to Bert and Mildred Harden. After graduating high school in Spokane, Wash., Richard joined the Marine Corps and served two tours. After leaving the service Richard attended the University of Idaho, graduating with a degree in business administration. While at UI, Richard was a member of Sigma Chi [...]




Orlin H. Meyer, 76, a former Sedro-Woolley resident and businessman, passed away on January 21, 2011 in California., Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.



Olga Violet Nordwell

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Columbia Hills Memorial ChapelGOLDENDALE - Longtime Goldendale resident Olga Violet Nordwell passed away in Goldendale January 15, 2011 at the age of 94. She was born Olga Violet Wagner in McClusky, North Dakota on July 4, 1916 to 



Olive Davis Oswald

Olive Davis OSWALD October 7, 1922~January 17, 2011 Olive Davis Oswald was born in Oak Park, Illinois to Forrest Guy Davis and Harriet Maibauer Davis. At the age of five, Olive joined her parents, brother Bill and sisters Harriet and Jerry, in a seven-seat Cadillac for a move to Seattle. After several years in the city, the family moved to large acreage in Silverdale with beachfront on Puget Sound. Olive graduated from Silverdale High School in 1940. After two years at Washington State University, she later transferred to the University of Washington to complete a degree in International Studies. She made lifetime friendships through her involvement with the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married the love of her life, Hugo E. Oswald Jr. in 1949 at a lakefront home on Lake Washington. Hugo and Olive celebrated their 61st anniversary this past summer. Together they raised four children on Mercer Island - Susan, Scott, Steve and Stuart. Olive enjoyed a rich life filled with family and friends. She had a variety of interests including the Betsey Wilson Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital, the Arboretum Group, the Republican Party, tennis, boating on the Narwahl and extensive world travel (over 70 countries). Olive participated as a member of the Sunset Club, Mercer Island County Club, Seattle Tennis Club and Rainier Club. As a longtime member of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and active student in Bible Study Fellowship, her faith sustained and encouraged her daily. Olive will be remembered for her gracious ways, warm smile, compassionate heart, generous spirit, patient listening and kindness to all who crossed her path. Olive was a loving wife to Hugo and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She taught us all well how to live life with faith, dignity, honor, grace, gratitude and joy. Olive is survived by her devoted husband, Hugo, their children Susan (married to Chuck Duby), Stuart (married to Jennie), Steve and Phyllis (widow to their late son, Scott and married to Lodie Rogers), their grandchildren Krista, Peter, Brooke, Forrest, Spencer, Blake, Brady, Ben and Janie, as well as great-grandchildren Jack and Sam. A memorial service to celebrate Olive's life will be held on Saturday, January 22nd at 1:00 pm at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to a charity of your choice.



Patricia Jane Curran

Patricia Jane CURRAN 1933~2011 Patricia "Pat" Jane Curran passed away at the age of 77 on January 15th, 2011, after a short bout with lung cancer. She lived in Kent, Washington for almost 50 years, where she recently reigned as Queen of Kent (Old timers' division). Pat was born in Spokane, Wash ington on September 25, 1933 to Doris and Wallace Phillips. In the early 1940s, they lived in Chewe lah, Washington, where her par ents both had multiple jobs, best of all running the local movie the ater. Pat and her brother Wally saw every new movie, with free popcorn and candy to boot. Pat spent her summers at Uncle Debs' wheat ranch in Pomeroy, Washington. She graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington, and thereafter the University of Washington with a teaching degree. Pat was married in 1955 to Charles Peter "Pete" Curran from Hillyard, Washington, and they were always known as Pete and Pat. A selfless, organized wife and mother, she raised eight kids with Pete. Her infectious laugh was cherished by her fami ly and friends. Pat and Pete made travel possible for their family to attend frequent reunions, allow ing the young, far flung cousins to become good friends. They brought their large brood with them on an epic trip to Europe in 1979, arriving in each town with out reservations. Pat was a strong Catholic, long time parishioner and lay minister at Holy Spirit Parish in Kent, and with Pete served the needy of all beliefs through St. Vincent De Paul. As a community organizer, Pat worked behind the scenes to get things done. She spearheaded downtown Kent development through the Kent Downtown Part ners. She was an early supporter of Kent's Saturday Market, one of the first of these now-ubiquitous local farmers and crafts mar kets. She was a fearsome Scrabble player and crossword fan; she wrote and published poetry with an edge: "Here, behind the marigolds, a cat with one eye has been tossing a limp mouse into the air all evening" (from "Hiding in the Garden") Pat was an arts promoter, and with Pete, brought the Blind Boys of Alabama to Kent as well as oth er performing artists. She was a Washington State Arts Commis sioner and an officer of the North west Renaissance poetry organi zation. She was a card carrying member of the National Organi zation for Women and diehard Democrat. Pat was sprightly and open to new people, indeed a collector of friends; organizing her walking group, gathering with her book group and high school friends, playing tennis until three months ago with yet another circle of women. Pat and Pete were adventure trav elers, trekking as young seniors to Cuba, Egypt and Vietnam. She served and donated to many candidates and causes, including St. Vincent de Paul and Chil dren's Orthopedic. Pat will be greatly missed by her husband, Pete Curran, and her children Keelin (Jack), Sheila (Henry), Marcy (Rod), Betsey (Jonathan), Brendan (Amy), Mary (Dean), and Megan (Eric). Her beloved son Colin died in 1983. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, Claire, Paloma, Colum, Melanie, Mackenzie, Delaney, Kevin, Katya, Beau, Graham, Declan, Dylan, Marlena, Audrey, Camille, Althea, Augie, Otis and Olivia, a great grandchild, Stazzi James, and her two brothers Wally and Jay Phillips. Funeral services for Pat Curran will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 310 3rd Ave. So. in downtown Kent, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday January 22, 2011. A reception celebrating Pat's life will be held at the church hall following the funeral service. The Curran Family encourages donations in lieu of flowers to St. Vincent De Paul. Please send checks to: SDVP, 310 3rd Ave. So., Kent, WA 98032.



Patzwaldt, Carl R

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 AM 

The world lost a beautiful soul this Christmas December 25, 2010 when Carl R. Patzwaldt passed away peacefully at his home in Ellensburg. He ..... 



Paul P. Luger

LUGER, SJ, Fr. Paul, Fr. Paul P. Luger, SJ passed away in the early morning of January 19, 2011, at the Jesuit infirmary at Gonzaga University. He was a man of prayer, science, and people; his life was devoted to service of God, teaching physics, and bringing the love of God to all he met through his quick, smile, warm words, and gentle demeanor., The third of four sons, Paul Patrick Luger was born in his family home in Spokane on October 7, 1911 to Joseph and Nellie (Boland) Luger. He graduated from Gonzaga High School in 1928 and entered the Jesuit Novitiate in July 1929 at Los Gatos, CA. Paul did the regular course of studies for Jesuit scholastics and was ordained a priest on June 13, 1942, in San Francisco, CA. He completed a Masters of Science in Physics from Fordham University in 1946. Following the completion of his Jesuit training, Fr. Luger taught physics at Seattle University for the next 28 years and retired in 1974. He continued to work in parishes and hospitals in the northwest until he was assigned to the Jesuit assisted-living in Spokane in 1991. Even then he continued to celebrate Mass, visit shut-ins, and walk several miles every day., The brothers of Fr. Paul also devoted their lives to the Church and society. The oldest, Fr. Howard Luger, SJ, was a Jesuit priest, and second oldest, Dr. Fletcher Luger, MD, served the medical needs of many in Spokane. The youngest, Robert, studied for the priesthood as a Jesuit but died before his ordination., Fr. Luger is survived by his brother Jesuits of the Oregon Province, nephews George, Robert (deceased), and John, nieces Maryann (Montandon), Loretta Mary, and Therese Marie. There are many grand-nephews and grand-nieces, cousins and friends as well., The funeral Mass will be 1:30 pm, Saturday, January 22, 2011, at the Jesuit House Chapel on the Gonzaga University campus followed by burial at the Oregon Province Cemetery, Mt. St. Michaels, Spokane, WA. Contributions in honor of Fr. Paul Luger, SJ, may be sent to The Senior Fund, c/o The Oregon Province Society of Jesus (P.O. Box 86010, Portland, OR 97286) or to Hospice of Spokane (P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210). Please sign the online memorial book at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Peter Webb Berry

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Peter Webb Berry of Yakima, WA died January 11, 2011 at the age of 67. Peter was born August 29, 1943 in Seattle, Washington. He attended Ravena Grade School and Roseveldt High School. He served in the Marine Corps during the Cuban Missile Cri




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Raymond A. "Ray" Emtman

Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:00 PM 

Raymond A. Emtman, 82, a longtime resident of the Quincy Valley, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at the Wenatchee Valley Hospital. Ray was born to Arthur and Martha (Paulet) Emtman on September 30, 1928, at Spokane, WA. As a young man, he actively participated in the family's farming operation, located between Fairfield and Plummer, ID.



Raymond Burr

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:53 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 16, 1952 – Jan. 12, 2011



Raymond Kongorski

Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:09 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 16, 1922 - Jan. 17, 2011 



Raymond Leroy "Cook" Lorentsen

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral Home & CrematoryPROSSER - Raymond Leroy "Cook" Lorentsen entered into rest after a short battle with cancer on January 15, 2011 at his home in Prosser. He was born on May 11, 1944 in Raymond, Washington. He was th



Raymundo "Ray" Arevalo

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral HomeRaymundo "Ray" Arevalo passed away peacefully from complications of a stroke on January 17, 2011. Ray was born November 20, 1933 in Edinburg, Texas to Dolores and Irene Arevalo. He spent his early years in Tex



Rev. Stephen E. Odegaard

Rev. Stephen E. ODEGAARD Born 8/15/45, went home to Jesus on 1/19/11. Public viewing at Solie Funeral Home on 1/23/11 from 1-6pm. Service at Calvary Lutheran in Everett on 1/24/11 @ 10:30am.



Richard R. Wolten

Richard Raymond Wolten of Bellingham, WA passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011 after a long hard battle with cancer. He was 61. Rich was raised in Blaine, WA by Edith and David Wolten. During his youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving Eagle Rank, and played football in high school. After graduation in 1968, Rich served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Rich worked for the Forest Service during high school and after he returned from Vietnam. He then went to work for the Bellingham City Parks Dept for 32 years. After retiring from the City of Bellingham, he took the position as Director of Natural Resources for the Sauk-Suattle Indian Tribe of Darrington, WA. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Marilee; son Barry Wolten; daughter Andrea & husband Josh Vail; grandson James and soon to arrive grandson, Bryer. He is also survived by his brother, Blain Wolten; 3 sisters, Miriam Finkbonner, Jan Mabee and Berwyn Bough; and numerous relatives; in-laws, friends and family. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Wolten, his parents David & Edith Wolten, and his granddaughter Haylee Wolten. Rich loved his family and they were always his priority. Throughout his life, he also enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, hiking and knew how to build or fix just about anything. A celebration of Rich's life and memories of him, will be held this Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Moles Bayview Chapel in Bellingham on Lakeway Dr., with reception to follow at the American Legion, 1688 W. Bakerview Road. Any donations can be made to the Whatcom County Hospice House or favorite charity. You may share your thoughts and memories of Richard in the online memorial guest book at



Rita Henrietta Morris

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Rita Henrietta Morris, 79, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 in her home at Ponderosa Retirement Center with her family and friends at her side. She was born in Yakima on June 22,



Robert Boyd Sorensen

Robert Boyd Sorensen went to be with the Lord January 19, 2011., Born February 23, 1923 to Borghild and Ralph H. Sorensen, of Edmonds, Washington, Robert graduated from Edmonds High School and the, . He was a veteran of, , having served in the, as a signalman on the USS Wells., Bob and wife, Greta, settled for 30 years in Diablo, CA where they raised their two daughters, Heidi and Gretchen. Upon retirement from Chevron, he and Greta settled in Edmonds. Bob was a great outdoorsman. He loved to fish, ski, garden, play tennis and travel. In his later years, he enjoyed coffee with friends, his dinner group, attending performances at ECA and taking classes with CRI, but all these activities didn't compare to his joy of spending time with his grandchildren and family., He is survived by his sister, June Crump; brother, Ralph Sorensen; daughters, Heidi (Gary) Duncan of Calgary, Canada; Gretchen (Brian) Guillette of Tulsa, OK; his grandchildren, Greta and Blake Guillette; and Molly and Scott Duncan., He was preceded in death by his wife, Greta Sorensen; brother, Roy Sorensen; and sisters, Annabelle Sorensen Crow and Lillian Sorensen., Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011, at North Sound Church, 404 Bell Street, Edmonds, WA., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the



Robert E. Bray

God did not promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but he did promise, strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.



Ronald Weibe

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Ruth Edna Moldenhauer Jones

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Ruth Hammarstrom

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Sarbiewski, Henry Benjamin

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 AM 

Henry Benjamin Sarbiewski passed away at home with his family by his side into the arms of God on January 14, 2011 at 12pm. .....



Schuyler (Sky) Richard Overstreet

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahOur family lost a very special member on January 16, 2011. He was born in Yakima, September 16, 1982. Sky was devoted to his sons Leyam and Kuyler. He enjoyed fishing, water sports, 



Scott Stickney, Virginia "Ginny" (Jensen)

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Virginia "Ginny" Scott Stickney Marcia Virginia Jensen was born on Jan. 4, 1922 in Yakima, WA, the second of three daughters born to Edward ..... 



Simonne Fortunate Zander

Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Simonne Zander's life ended Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born June 26, 1913 at Montmartre, Saskatchewan, Canada to Fortunat and Eva (LaFontaine) Coupal.



Stephen Eugene Odegaard

Stephen E. Odegaard, 65, of Everett passed away January 19, 2011., A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday January 24, 2011 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2532 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. Visitation will be held at Solie Funeral Home, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.



Steven Wayne Bell

Steven Wayne Bell passed away five years ago on January 22, 2006 at the age of 20. Not a day goes by that we don't think about him. He was a good friend and person and he is still missed dearly., We send all our love to you Steven, love Whitney and all your friends



Thomas Christian Volkle

Thomas Christian VOLKLE Capt., USCG retired Of Bothell, WA passed away on January 9, 2011. Captain Volkle was born May 28, 1932 to Veronica and Arthur Volkle in Long Island, New York. Raised there, he entered the Navy in 1950 and the Coast Guard in 1953. In Vietnam, he established and led Division 12 Landing party ("The Teenie Weenie Landing Party") which operated on enemy-held territory and earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. In 1955 he married Arline Obanhein, who passed away in 1990. Retiring as captain in April 1982, he earned numerous commendations and awards throughout his career Captain Volkle is survived by three sons, Kurt Thomas Volkle, Christian Alfred Volkle, and Karl William Volkle, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at St. Brendan's Catholic Church 10051 NE 195 Street, Bothell, WA, 425.483.9400 on Saturday, January 22 at 11:00am with a reception to follow at St. Brendan's. Captain Volkle will be interred at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Donations can be made via a toll-free number at 800.805.5856 or by visiting the website at and follow the donation link. They can also be made via mail to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



Thomas F. Grommet

Passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, the 15th of January. He was born in Scottsbluff, Nebra- ska on the 18th of August in the year 1946. He served in the United States Army from March 1968 to March 1971. He worked for McKesson for 35 years while living in Spokane, Washington. After retiring from McKesson he worked part time at the City of Spokane Solid Waste Valley Transfer Station. His hobbies included following Nebraska sports, motor homing, and tinkering around the house. He is survived by his wife Joan; four daughters Salicia, Sophia, and Carrie of Spokane, Kristy of Okinawa Japan, three stepsons Raymond, Steve (and Annel) of Spokane, Mike (and Debby) of San Diego CA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 24th at 5:00 PM, for Thomas F. Grommet at Bible Baptist Church, 11111 East 16th Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA.



Todd William Graber

Todd Graber, 41, of Stanwood, WA, left this life for eternal life with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 17, 2011., Todd was born December 15, 1969 in Everett, Washington., He is survived by his parents, Bill and LaWana Graber, of Stanwood; his sons, Ty (15) and Jake (12), of Stanwood; sister, Susan Brimm, of Everett; and brother, Jeff Graber, also of Everett; special Aunt and Uncle, Rod and Sharon Graber, of Bellingham, WA; and numerous cousins., He was preceded in death by Grandparents, Garnet and Lyda Phelps, and Willie and Lily Graber., Special Thanks to the Fire Fighters from North County for their compassion and thoughtfulness., Memorial services at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Mountain View Assembly of God Church, 9015 44th Drive NE, Marysville, WA with reception following. Pastor Scott Cooper officiating.



Tribute to Shirley Cummins

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

by Dr. Katherine Kolody 



Veral Stockton

Saturday, January 22, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Our beloved father, Veral E. Stockton was born July 13th, 1926 in Chester, Illinois to Everett and Idene Stockton. Veral was raised in Tamaro, Illinois until December 6, 1944 when at age 18 he enlisted in the United States Army. He served on 



Virginia "Ginny" Scott Stickney

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Steward & Williams Tribute CenterELLENSBURG - Marcia Virginia Jensen was born on Jan. 4, 1922 in Yakima, WA, the second of three daughters born to Edward and Marcia (Gibler) Jensen. She graduated from Yakima Senior High S



Vivian (Larson) Vognild

Vivian Marie Vognild, 98 of Arlington, WA, passed away January 17, 2011., A viewing will be held today at Weller Funeral Home in Arlington, WA from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. immediately followed by the funeral service. 



Vivian V. (Diederich) Brender

Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Vivian V. (Diederich) Brender was born September 13, 1928, to John B. Diederich and Lillian S. Diederich at Ladysmith, WI. She graduated from Ladysmith High School and then moved to Wenatchee, WA in June 1946. Vivian worked in fruit sales offices from 1947 to 1988, retiring from Oneonta Trading Corp.



Wayne Emerson Youtz

Wayne Emerson YOUTZ Wayne Emerson Youtz, at the age of 97, died on January 5th, 2011, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1913, the younger son of Ethel Pickford Youtz and Waldo Emerson Youtz. He left college to support his parents. Through competitive examinations he was hired by International Business Machines Corporation as a customer engineer and was the top of his engineering training class in IBM's school in Endicott, New York. He chose assignment to the Des Moines Regional office where he met IBM Systems Service Representative Dorothy Jane Keyser. They married in 1943 in Montgomery, Alabama. They have two children, Saralinda Keyser Youtz Woo, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Gregory Keyser Youtz, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wayne was employed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and was in charge of the processing of the 1950 population census. His innovations led to substantial savings in time and money for which he received high honors. He served as President of USE and made substantial contributions to the early development and use of computers. He is survived by his wife and children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his only nephew. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, January 29th, 2011, at 2:30 P.M. Interment will take place at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday, February 1st, at 10:30 A.M.



Wilma Jean Schindler

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Wilma Jean Schindler, 60, left us on January 15, 2011 after a short illness. She was born on January 8, 1951 to James and Edith (Fancher) Eaton in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Wilma's parents relocated to the Yakima Valley when she was a toddler.

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