Sunday, January 23, 2011

Washington Obituaries 01/23/2011



BELOVED HUSBAND~FATHER~, GRANDFATHER ~ GREAT-, GRANDFATHER~, GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER~, BROTHER~ SON &, UNCLE, December 13, 1920 - January 6, 2011, Al Martin Jr., 90, went to sleep peacefully to be with the Lord, January 6, 2011. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Midge Martin of Elma, WA., Al was born in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania where he lived with his 2 brothers Ralph & Wilbur, his 2 sisters Margaret & Ida, along with their parents, Alfred Martin Sr. and Ida (Dool) Martin., He joined the, at the age of 22, on April 22, 1942. He very quickly & efficiently achieved his title, as a Machinist Mate, First Class. He served his country through the height of, , working in the engine rooms of 5 different vessels: USS Thomas Jefferson, USS President Jackson, USS Sandoval (APA 194), USS McCawley, & USS President Hayes. He was discharged on November 26, 1945., As a result of a blind date set up by Al's best friend, Al & Midge were happily married on February 21, 1952. They were married for 55 years, and raised 3 children together. Marilyn Nelson, of Montesano, WA, Marsha Gronotte, of Lacey, WA, and Todd Martin, of Conway, WA., Al is survived by his brother Ralph, who still resides in Philidelphia, his 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and his nieces & nephews., He was a very hardworking, dedicated, generous man. Al had a beautiful home in Seattle with his family, where he loved to garden, grow raspberries, take long walks & raise chickens. He loved to play bingo, and he especially loved going to the ocean with Midge. Al & his many stories & exceptional humor will be greatly, and dearly missed., Rest in Peace, Al Martin, Jr.



Adrian V. Fuller

Adrian V. Fuller, 62, passed away December 29, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he resided., He was born July 16, 1948, in Bellingham, Washington, the son of Verna and Adrian Fuller. He later moved to Everett, Washington, where he graduated from Cascade High School. Serving two tours in Vietnam, he rose to the rank of captain in the United States, and further distinguished himself by being awarded several honors, most notably the, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross. He continued his education, earning a BA degree at the, Adrian joined the Williams Companies in 1975. The 80s would see his focus lead him to Crop Production Services and finally the presidency of Agroservicios Pampeanos in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This was to begin his lifetime love of travel to such countries as Africa, Thailand, Italy, Australia, The Cayman Islands, Mexico, Bangladesh, and Switzerland. Besides travel, Adrian had other passions: golf and reading. He was a long-time member of the Tulsa Country Club and had played courses around the world, including the Masters and Pebble Beach. He was the owner and operator of the Golf Cafeteria, a custom golf club sales and repair shop in Tulsa. He was a "teacher's dream" as he was never without a book in hand., Adrian was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was always witty, fun, compassionate, and honorable to all who knew him as a friend., He is survived by his wife, Sheila; his daughter, Kristen Fuller; stepdaughter, Stephanie Engnes-Lineberry; stepsons, Keith and Taylor Schick and James Silver; and his two grandchildren, Madison and Mackinzie, whom he loved and adored. We all loved "A" and can't imagine the world without him., Adrian's life was celebrated on January 6, 2011 at The Lodge at Five Oaks, Jenks, Oklahoma where he was remembered by a large gathering of friends and family, and his service to his country saluted by a U.S. Army honor guard.



Alvin R. Eidson Sr.

Alvin R. Eidson Sr. passed away at his home on January 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Al was born in Wenatchee, WA on November 13, 1931 to Boyd and Gladys Eidson., Al served as a firefighter in the USAF in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring after 20 years. He also retired following 20 years of service for The Everett Herald. Al married Grace E. Duffy on May 5, 1952. Together they had seven children. Al was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his later years he met daily with his mall-walking friends and his Barnes & Noble Book club in Kennewick, WA., Al was proceeded in death by his wife, Grace E. Eidson; twin brother, Allen L. Eidson; and his grandsons, Brandon J. Leland and Aaron M. Zentz., He is survived by his brother, Charles Eidson; his children, Valerie A. Wagner (Fred), Alvin R. Eidson Jr. (Kori), Victoria M. Springer (Rob), James B. Eidson, Laura P.J. Leland (Brian), Damon A. Eidson (Kim), and Tracy M.A. Zentz (Dave); grandchildren, Paul D. Antinoro, Elizabeth G. Mason (Don), Heather N. Eidson, Kristine M. Springer, Stephanie A. Springer, Jennifer M. Springer, Jonathan T. Pitt (Alison), Patrick Eidson; Jason N. Eidson, Michael D. Zentz; his great grandchildren: Jasmine Antinoro, Aedden Antinoro, Lilly Antinoro, Christian Mason, Gavin Mason, Dallas Eidson and Parker Pitt., Memorial service with full military honors will be held at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland, WA on January 24, at 1:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow. Graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Everett, WA on January 26, at 1:00 p.m. with a dinner to follow at the home of Beverly Gobin. Al requested that instead of flowers, please send donations to



Anita A. Roberts

ROBERTS, Anita A., Anita was born December 5th 1931 to Arthur and Rowena Pohl, Spokane, WA. Anita passed away January 17th 2011 in Spokane. Anita lived her entire life in Spokane and Fairfield, WA. Anita was a graduate of Gonzaga University with degrees in Journalism and Education. She married John Roberts and they farmed together in Fairfield. Anita was a teacher in the Liberty School District, served as a Campfire leader and was active in the Fairfield Presbyterian Church and Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church in Spokane. Anita was an active thespian and producer for the Fairfield Flag Day Variety Show and related celebratory events. Before her death, Anita lived at Rockwood Retirement Center South where she participated in civic and social affairs. Anita and John Roberts raised three daughters in Fairfield. Their home was open to the neighborhood children for swimming and ice-skating. Her family spent many enjoyable recreational days at Lake Coeur d'Alene and Schweitzer Ski Resort. Anita is survived by daughters: JoAnn Roberts, her lifetime partner Diane Brians and their daughter Bailey Roberts all of Fraser, CO, Patricia (Randy) Primmer and their three children Megan, Michael, and Preston all of Spokane, and Mary Lee Roberts of Hermiston, OR; brother Arthur (Judi) Pohl of Newberg, OR and niece Jeanine Smith and family of Juneau, AK; and special friend Floyd Kester of Bremerton, WA. Anita was preceded in death by her husband John Roberts in 1984. A celebration of Anita's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday January 29, 2011 at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. Spokane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Sweyolakan/Campfire USA, 524 N. Mullan Rd. Spokane Valley, WA 99206-2406, (509) 747-6191. Please sign Anita's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Arthur Alexander

Arthur ALEXANDER A free spirited entrepreneur who led a life of adventure in Alaska and Washington died at his home on Jan uary 10. He was 52 and living with his wife, Rachel, in Shoreline, Washing ton. Arthur was known by many and had the extraordinary ability to quickly command the attention of all who were in his presence. His generous spirit touched everyone he came in contact with and no one ever forgot meeting him. He insisted on doing things on his terms and was always ready to take on a new challenge. He thrived in the physical extremes of Alaska and was most at home while on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea. Arthur, born Arthur Haist, was the son of Arthur and Marlene Haist. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York and was raised there and in Irvington, New York. Arthur attend ed Bryant College and the University of New Hampshire before moving to Alaska in 1980. Soon after arriving he found work as a crab fisherman and later in the salmon industry. Arthur quickly embraced the adventurous spirit of the fishing industry and the openness of the 49th state. He worked for 25 years in the fishing business, both as skipper and crewmember on crab and salmon boats. He estab lished a part time residence in Wash ington in 1992 and later, after marry ing, made Shoreline his full time home. Arthur is survived by his wife Rachel; his mother Marlene (Raleigh, NC); his brother Paul (Melanie), nephews Matthew and Michael (Raleigh, NC); and his brother Derek (Diane), niece Kiara (Unalaska, AK). A celebration of Arthur's life will be held in the spring. Please share memories with the Family at www.becksfuneralhome. com.




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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 Jean McDuffee

Of Deer Park, WA passed away after a short illness on January 17, 2011. Betty or "B.J.", as she was known to her many friends, was born in Cloquet, MN on May 12, 1933. She was preceded, in death by her loving husband Roy L. McDuffee (Red); her brother, Rodrick Plante; and her sister, Suzy LeMieux (Joann). Betty lived the majority of her beautiful existence in Pasco, WA prior to her and Red moving to Elk, WA and Deer Park, WA. Betty is survived by her daughter, Janice (Ronnie) Passage; her son, Mike (Angela) McDuffee; sister-in-law, Donna Plante; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her many friends in Deer Park. Betty loved playing games with her grandkids. She also enjoyed having a glass of wine with her family and friends. B.J. will be greatly missed by the many that knew and loved her. Funeral arrangements are being handled by LAUER FUNERAL HOME in Deer Park, WA ., Online guestbook at



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.




Charles "Chuck" Fuller Chuck Fuller, born in Oklahoma City in 1919, died peacefully on January 15, 2011. Chuck was a devoted son to his mother, Daisy, an adoring husband to his wife Shirley and a loving father to his children, David (Debbie) and Deena (Peller). He was especially fond of his grandchildren Jennifer, Stephen and great grandson Brennen. He made lasting friendships that he treasured. We remember our father as a southern gentleman who had a strong work ethic. His professional life consisted of working for the FBI in WA DC, serving in the




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Carolyn Perrault

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

Nov. 18, 1956 - Jan. 17, 2011 



Cathy Carr

Cathy CARR Cathleen Marie Carr died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, surrounded by those she loved. The cause was complications from a dementia that she had suffered for more than 10 years. She was 65. A longtime resident of Vashon Island, Cathy was a founding member of the board of Vashon Household, the island's non-profit housing agency, and also served on the board of the Pike Place Market Public Development Authority during the 1980s. She was president of Cathleen Carr Associates (CCA, Inc.), a consulting firm that offered project management and financial planning services to municipal and tribal governments and private clients throughout Washington. At CCA she served as project manager for construction and renovation of three Vashon schools. Prior to launching CCA in 1984 she served two years as president of Gibson/Carr, which provided economic consulting services to public clients. During the 1970s Cathy held a number of positions with the City of Seattle, including Director of Economic Development, and had also served as an economic analyst with the Seattle-King County Economic Development Council. She earned a BA in finance and accounting and an MBA in economics from the University of Washington, and was an accomplished skier, hiker, climber, gardener, beekeeper, cook, knitter, weaver and seamstress. She did much of the carpentry and electrical work on the Vashon house that she and her father built for her, and she also was a pretty fair shade tree mechanic, once rebuilding the engine of her 1967 MGB. The achievement of which she was perhaps most proud, however, was the design and implementation of a scouting program for the children of a village in Guatamala, where she spent two summers as part of the student ministry program at University Presbyterian Church. Cathy was born in Findlay, Ohio on Jan. 13, 1946 and spent her growing up years in Ohio and Alaska. She was the daughter of longtime Vashon residents David and Catharine Carr. She leaves behind her husband of 30 years, Michael Sweeney in Seattle; her son Joe Carr Sweeney in Topeka, KS; and brother William D. Carr of Vashon. The family wishes to thank the Vashon team of Providence Hospice of Seattle, as well as the island's sisterhood of end-of-life caregivers, for the loving care and comfort they provided during Cathy's last days. A celebration of Cathy's life will be held Mar. 6 at 2 p.m. at Vashon United Methodist Church, 17928 Vashon Hwy SW on Vashon. The family suggest memorials to Vashon Household, P.O. Box 413, Vashon, WA 98070; or to the Alzheimer's Association ., North Tower, 100 W. Harrison St. N-200, Seattle, WA 98119.



Charles "Chuck" Becker

Chuck was born September 15, 1929 and raised in Chicago, IL. Chuck served his country and graduated college and De Paul Law School on the GI Bill. He married his beloved Phyllis in 1956 and they moved to Seattle, WA, where they raised Conrad, Andy and Polly. Chuck practiced law for 50 years in Seattle and served 22 years on the Lynnwood City Council. An avid outdoorsman, fishing was his passion. Chuck's greatest gift was making others feel special. Chuck was grateful to God every day for his many blessings. His spirit lives on in those fortunate enough to have known him., Other family includes brothers, Bob and Bruce; sister, Carol; and his beloved grandchildren, Max, Brady, Megan and Paige., He is now in heaven with Conrad., A Memorial service and reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. on January 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th Street SW in Lynnwood., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Northwest Harvest., Share memories with the family online at



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.



Christy Gross

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

July 29, 1954 - Jan. 16, 2011



Claudette Anne Lomas

These are words written recently by Claudette, discovered within her desk drawer the day she went on ahead of us., Claudette was born in Jamestown, California, in the Mother Lode Hospital in 1938 and passed away in Vancouver, Washington., Claudette is survived by Geoffrey Lomas, her loving husband of 35 years; her children, Brenda Kneass, Ruth Kneass, SueAnne DeVries, Dana Nelson, Jack Kneass and Mark Kneass; and 10 grandchildren, Justin Lea, Elliott Lea, Andy Edwards, Levi Kneass, Noah DeVries, Gabriel Merklin, Isaac Merklin, Nicholas Kneass, Joel DeVries and Emma Blagg., A memorial service will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. The date is yet undetermined. Memorial details available by emailing:, Memorial contributions can be sent to the Southwest Washington Medical Center at SWMC Foundation, PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668. Make checks payable to SWMC with memo: Claudette Lomas Memorial Fund., Please sign Claudette's guest book at:



Cynthia Lee Johnson Daily

Cynthia Lee Johnson DAILY Age 61, passed away peacefully at her Covington, Washington home January 19. Born in Auburn, Washington and raised in Kent, Washington, Cindy married the love her life, Jerry F. Daily, Sr., in 1966. The couple settled in Covington in 1972, raising four children. None who encountered Cindy es caped the touch of her generous love and hospitality, as she regu larly 'adopted,' fed and cared for nearly any creature she encoun tered, including stray animals, stray children, and road crews working outside her home. Cindy's passing touches us deep ly; she was greatly loved, and her laughter, love and spirit will be greatly missed. Cindy is preceded in death by her beloved son, Jerry F. Daily, Jr.; her mother, Grace Miron; and her stepbrother, Michael Miron. She is survived by her loving hus band of 44 years, Jerry F. Daily, Sr.; her daughters, Mary Anne Hoben, Christina Trewin and Paula Martin; her father and step-mother, Byron and Beverly Johnson; her brother, Bill Johnson; her sister, Diane Law; her step-brother, Allen Miron; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Austin, Hunter and Tyler. At Cindy's request, no services will be held. Remembrances may be made to Ironworkers Local 86 Hardship Fund or Northwest Harvest.



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. [...]




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Daniel Charles Strupp

Daniel Charles McDonald Strupp, fondly known to his friends as "The Coon", passed away on January 16, 2011, surrounded by family and friends., Daniel was a humble and loving person who always aspired to be a better person and to share his happiness and passion for life with those around him. During his lifetime, the challenges he faced, he confronted and overcame them, strengthening his values and self-sufficiency. He was blessed with the opportunity to live the last seven years of his life with his childhood friend, Daniel Fernandez and his wife, Lillian., Daniel is survived by his son, Damen McDonald; granddaughters, Madylin and Karleigh McDonald and their mother, Dinaah Shane; step-sons, Darren and Derrick; step-daughter, Kim; numerous cousins, foster brothers and long time friends., A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Vancouver Vineyard Church, 2007 E. 12th St., Vancouver, WA 360-759-4999. His final resting place will be the Rose Valley Cemetery., Funeral arrangements are being handles by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver., Please sign Daniel's guest book at:



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 



Deborah Lynn Hartle

Deborah Lynn Hartle Deborah Lynn Hartle, 55, of Brier passed away at home on January 14, 2011 after an extended battle with ovarian cancer., She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert Hartle; children, Brenna Jacobson (Nathaniel), Alex Hartle, and Keegan Hartle; her mother, Lila Mae Bridge; sisters, Jacqueline Kelso (Paul) and Kineta Cardenas (Sergio); and numerous aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; in-laws; and friends. She is remembered with love by all of them and will be greatly missed., A funeral service for Deborah will be held at 3:00 p.m., January 28, 2011 at St. Brendan's Catholic Church. She will be interred at Holyrood Cemetery., Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Brier Elementary Scholarship Fund. More details may be found at



Dennis E. McCauley

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Dennis G. Koerner

Passed away at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on January 17, 2011 due to complications from lung cancer. Dennis was born on January 30, 1937 in Addy, WA to Eugene O. Koerner and Mayme O. Koerner (Salvage). Dennis graduated from North Central High School in 1957 and entered the United States, upon graduation. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, Deanna DeDe; and son, Layne Koerner. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Scott Elaine; sons, Tharen Koerner, Spokane; Adam Tichey (Keri), Cheney; Todd Tichey (Andrea), Spokane; daughter, Julie Hale (Christopher), Spokane; grandchildren, Aspen Tichey, Kristyana Hale, Tyler and Olivia Tichey, Angela Davies, Alex Kern, and LayTonya Lee. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at SPOKANE CREMATION and FUNERAL SERVICE, 2832 N. Ruby, Spokane, WA 99207 for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation or Providence Holy Hospital Foundation, Box 2555, Spokane, WA 99220-2555, please specify which foundation.



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.



Donald O. Defur

Donald O. DEFUR Donald O. Defur of Samamish, WA, age 85, passed away Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. He was cremated on Jan 12, 2011. He served our country, a proud Marine, and was a successful businessman. This amazing man will be truly missed by all who knew him and he was greatly loved by his surviving children and their families. Also survived by his wife Addy Defur. Love you Dad.



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 June Dossinger Duggan

Donna June Dossinger DUGGAN Donna, a 31-year resident of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, passed away peacefully at home on December 3rd surrounded by her family, after a year-long battle with cancer. She is survived by Jim, her husband of more than 31 years, her son Phillip, her sister Debbie Tenderholt, nephews Keith, Derrick, and Kyle, and a community and neighborhood of longtime friends. Donna was born in San Gabriel, CA and raised in West Covina. After graduating high school she went on to Sacramento State and then San Jose State College earning her teaching degree. She enjoyed preschoolers best and spent many years teaching preschool in the Magnolia area. Her home and neighborhood were special to her, and she volunteered countless hours to Friends of The Library, John Hay School, Block Watch, the Queen Anne Farmers Market (from its inception), America's Night Out (a neighborhood favorite), and of course attending a community council meeting or passing a petition when there was a fight to be won. Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here: Phillip has assembled a team in his mother's name for The Big Climb fundraiser up the Columbia Tower. 69 flights of stairs, 1,311 steps and 788 feet of vertical elevation on March 20, 2011. Join us for a celebration of life Sunday February 13th, 12 to 4 P.M. at the Paragon Restaurant on Queen Anne Hill.



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 Betty Ruswick

Dorothy Betty Ruswick, age 81, died Saturday, January 15, 2011 in Bellingham. A lifelong Whatcom County resident, Dorothy was born September 4, 1929 in Lynden to Adrian and Bessie (Brunger) Nouwens. Her love for the outdoors was evident as she worked many years as a groundskeeper; enjoyed gardening and river fishing. In her younger years, she attended First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving mom, grandmother and friend to many. Her family is thankful for loving care given Dorothy by all the staff at Alderwood Care Center and also for special friend and caregiver Barb Hoy. Preceded in death by infant son, Doug Nott and granddaughter Christina Lindsay; Dorothy is survived by daughters Pam Frazier and Kathy (John) Olson; son Virgil Nott; four grandchildren Greg (Heidi) Lindsay, Connie Lindsay and Tami Olson; four great-grandchildren Brittany and Colton Lindsay, Cody Lindsay and Anthony Olson; and siblings Bernice Yarborough, Gladys (Will) Hendricks and Gerald (Marlene) Nouwens. Dorothy will be interred next to her parents in Monumenta Cemetery. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



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 Marlow

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

Aug. 27, 1924 - Jan. 13, 2011 



Douglas Wayne "Doug" Deaver

Douglas Wayne Deaver, 46, passed away Jan. 18, 2011 in Battle Ground, WA. He was born Sept. 22, 1964 in Salt Lake City, UT., Prior to his 10 years of service as a Patrol Officer with the Vancouver Police Department, he was a Corporal and Trainer with the Dallas, TX Police Department for 12 years., Throughout his career he was awarded many commendations, most notably a life-saving award from the Dallas Police Department. Helping others brought tremendous joy to his life., Among his many interests were traveling, fishing and spending time with his beloved family. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he recently took up hang gliding., Doug is survived by his loving wife, Brigette Larsen Deaver; children, Jared, Jenna and Joel; parents, Benjamin J. and Helen Deaver; siblings, Deborah Schrock, Barbera Surrey, Rosemary Pearson, and Ben Deaver; and several nieces and nephews., Memorial services will be held Tues., Jan. 25, 2011 at Living Hope Church, 10702 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA at 3:00 p.m. A private viewing for friends and family will take place at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground, WA, Jan. 24, at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Memorial contributions can be made to any IQ Credit Union., Please sign Doug's guest book at:



Dr. Marvin L. Olmstead

With quiet dignity, Dr. Marvin L. Olmstead died peacefully at home on January 16, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 19, 1929 in Dupree, South Dakota and was the eldest of six children. After graduating from high school Marvin taught for a year in a small country schoolhouse outside of Dupree, South Dakota. He then enlisted in the Navy and served in San Diego, CA. where he was honorably discharged 4 years later. After serving his country, Marvin returned to his home state of South Dakota where he earned his BA from the Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, South Dakota. It was here that he met and later married the love of his life Doris Dunn in 1954. They headed west where he graduated from Washington State University with a Masters in Speech. Marvin continued his teaching career at Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco, Washington. It was here that his daughter Karen and son Mark were born. The next stop for the young Olmstead clan was Seattle, Washington. It was here that Marvin accomplished his lifetime educational goal and received his Doctorate in Speech from the




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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



Edgar S. Browne Jr.

Edgar S. BROWNE, Jr. Edgar S. Browne, Jr. also known as "Papa Ed" by those closest to him, left our sides to be with spirit on January 16, 2011. He was born in Texas on March 8, 1929. His very meaningful life will be celebrated with love and military honors at Greenwood Funeral Home at 350 Monroe Ave NE in Renton, WA on Tuesday January 25th at 1:30 pm. A private graveside ceremony for the family will follow the service. Friends and family are invited to a viewing on Monday January 24th from 12-5pm at Greenwood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Ed's beloved Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144.



Edith D. Arnestad

Edith D. Arnestad, 95, of Mukilteo, WA died January 19, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA., Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 28, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Viewing will be from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2011 at Solie Funeral Home., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Edna Loretta (Priest) Lorenzo

LORENZO, Edna Loretta, Passed away on January 9, 2011. Loretta worked 12 years as head cashier at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA. Then for 23 years as reservations agent for United Airlines., She won several awards for top airline ticket sales, including a trip to the Vatican. She lived five years in Hawaii and for the past 34 years in Ontario, CA., She is preceded in death by husband William Lorenzo, and brothers Eugene Priest, John Priest, Kenneth Priest, and sister Dorothy Motzer. She is survived by her son Terry Gardner of TX and brother Donald Priest of WA and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved her family, was an avid reader, and enjoyed attending events at the local senior center. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her., A memorial will be held on January 29, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Draper Mortuary, 909 N. Mountain Avenue, Ontario, CA.



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.



Eirene Carlson Boni

"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, WA, having a son, Louis. They moved to Tonasket, WA and had two daughters, Sally and Barbara. From Tonasket, the family moved to East Wenatchee, Marysville, and finally to Priest Point, WA. There Rene found her home; walking the beach, soaking up the magnificent mountains and glorious sunsets, always excited to see an eagle soar or the herons return to their nests., Rene was a musician, artist, wife, mother, teacher, gardener and more. An accomplished pianist, music was an integral part of who she was. When she played, her shyness disappeared and the room came to life. She was her husband's best friend and the perfect coach's wife, celebrating his successes and supporting him through the tough times. After her children were grown, she proudly earned her degree in Sociology and Education from the, . Rene was always a teacher and student with a voracious appetite for knowledge. At fifty, she began the formal profession she had been doing all her life - teaching. She loved the students at Tulalip Elementary, where she taught her entire career., In every part of life, Rene was thoughtful and artistic. Because she realized anything could be significant, she always lived with integrity, intention, an open mind, and a sense of humor. She was progressive, knowing the importance of our actions on each other and our world. She was first to support and celebrate local artists and talent, forever encouraging creativity., Rene's grandchildren brought her an enormous amount of enjoyment, and she truly enriched their lives. She leaves behind; Heidi Todhunter, Erica Boni Lerer (Evan Lerer), Lauren Christophersen, Erin Boni, Steven Boni, and Cody Christophersen., In addition to her husband, children, and grandchildren, Rene is survived by her son-in-law, Sally's husband, Dennis Christophersen; her sister, Helen Blackwell; her brother, Glenn Carlson; sisters-in-law, Bernice, Dot and Dolly Carlson; as well as, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death, by her brothers, Paul Carlson and Gordon Carlson; and brother-in-law, Stuart Blackwell., We want to thank everyone who helped in the final care of our mother; family, neighbors, Careforce, and especially Conny and Sharon., All of us who knew her; whether as wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, or friend are better because she graced our lives .. we are truly the lucky ones! She was brilliant, truly generous, and she loved us unconditionally. She was our model of excellence. We hope we demonstrate always that she lives in us., She will be missed tremendously .. and every day., We encourage and appreciate anyone who was touched by our mother to view photos, share memories, and sign the guest book at, Arrangements by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.



Elaine Diane Colvin

Elaine Diane COLVIN Elaine Colvin passed away on December 30th 2010. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, professional quilt artist, former choir director and 25 year breast cancer survivor, Elaine succumbed to non-small cell lung cancer after a six month battle. She was 64 years old. Born Elaine Diane Johnson April 9th 1946 in New Ulm, MN she was the third child of Arthur and Elda Johnson. Elaine was raised on the family farm in Hector, MN. Elaine graduated from Hector Community School in 1964 and went on to attend St. Cloud State College where she earned degrees in Psychology and Audiology while simultaneously working with special needs children as a speech pathologist. After moving to the Seattle area, Elaine directed the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Choir in Bothell, WA for ten years. Elaine then began teaching an after-school quilting program at Summit K-12 in Seattle where she thrilled in introducing young minds to the joys of quilting. During this time, Elaine also established Unfinished Dreams, her longarm quilting business, and became a creative force in the Western Washington quilting scene culminating in her service as president at Quilters Anonymous, an organization devoted to preserving the heritage of quilting. Predeceased by her by her parents and her sister Ardis, Elaine is survived by her husband Curtis Colvin, her sons Todd Bailey, Ryan Bailey and Casey Colvin, her three grandchildren Breanna Bailey, Brandon Bailey and Eveline Midori Bailey Ishisaka, her brother Sheryl Johnson, her cousins in Minnesota, their families and her friends. A memorial service will be held January 29th at Edmonds Church of God at 1PM. Interment will be at Palmyra Lutheran Church Cemetery outside Hector on April 9th. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent in Elaine's memory to the La Conner Quilt Museum, PO Box 1270, La Conner, WA 98257-1270



Eleanor G. Cowell

Eleanor G. COWELL Eleanor Cowell died peacefully 1/9/2011 after a short illness at the age of 91. She was born to N. Henry and Edna Smith Gellert in Wayne Pennsylvania October 26, 1919. The second of four children, Eleanor grew up in a loving and intellectually stimulating household. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle solver and accomplished pianist who played for the assembly at her high school. At the age of 15 she met her future husband, John (Jack) Cowell, who was also an accomplished pianist. After graduating from Abington High School, Eleanor attended Converse College in Spartanburg, SC., receiving a double major in Psychology and Sociology. She went to work at DuPont only to have the war intervene. Eleanor joined the Navy in 1942 and was in the first class of the WAVES. She quickly rose in rank to Lieutenant. Eleanor's keen mind was put to use in Military Intelligence where she ran a department of several hundred personnel. Her group broke important enemy codes aiding in the war effort. She and John married in 1943. In 1946, their son John Jr. was born in New Haven, CT., while John was attending Yale. Then they followed her parents and siblings to Seattle where her father was President of Seattle Gas Co. In 1951, their second child, Edna, was born. Eleanor spent the rest of her life taking care of her children, volunteering and supporting her husband's music career. Along with frequent trips to NY for John's performances, they crossed the ocean four times by ship where John played concert tours of Europe and was an artist in residence in Paris. They moved to Arkansas in 1966 where John became the Chairman of the Music Department at the U of A. From there they traveled yearly to Switzerland where John taught students for the Hindemith foundation. In 1985, they moved back to Seattle to be close to their daughter Edna and son-in-law, Don Martin and only grandchild, Anna Marie. In 1999, Eleanor and John shared a home with Don and Edna in West Seattle where they spent many happy and productive years. Eleanor loved her family. She was a woman of strong emotions noted for her strength of character and loyalty. She was predeceased by her husband, "Jack", and her brother Nathan Gellert in 2007. Besides her daughter Edna and son-in-law, Donald Martin and grandchild Anna Martin Siadek, she leaves behind a son, John DeCoville of Tucson, a sister, Helen Gary of Honolulu and a brother Edward Gellert of Boise and numerous nieces and nephews. A service celebrating Eleanor's life will be held February 12th at 1:00 pm at Peace Lutheran Church. 8316 39th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136. 206.935.1962. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seattle Art Museum and Peace Lutheran Church.



Elizabeth Ponti

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

June 3, 1941 - Jan 7, 2011 



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



Elva Mae Guttu

Elva Mae Guttu of Camas, WA, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was 80 years old. Born in Vancouver, Washington on July 3, 1930, she was the only child of Kermit and Mae Edwards. Elva was a life-time resident to the Pacific Northwest. At age nine, her family moved from Vancouver to Seaside and then to Warrenton, Oregon. Then they returned to farm in the Fisher's Landing area in 1942. She graduated from Union High School in 1948 where she enjoyed many friendships (of whom she still kept in contact with at the annual Union High School class reunions), was a May Day princess and lettered in basketball., In 1947, she met her loving husband, Vernon Guttu, at the Johnson's barn dance, and they were married at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas on May 19, 1950. They were married 58 years., In the early 60's, Elva was employed at the Camas Inn Hotel as a part-time waitress and later at the Bank of Washougal as a teller. In 1980, she became the branch manager for Riverview Bank in Washougal until retirement in 1992., Elva loved being with people and being involved in the community. She was a member of the Camas Chamber of Commerce, the Washougal Business Association and the Camas-Washougal Soroptimist. She was involved in the Soroptimist's community concerts and served as their treasurer. What she enjoyed most, though, was helping with the estate sales, which fueled her passion to collect antiques., Elva will be remembered as an avid gardener of flowers and vegetables. She loved baking and cooking with her collection of hundreds of recipes. Her favorite subject in school was history, and she enjoyed researching the family history of both her and Vernon's families. She dearly loved her family, and she will always be remembered as the family photographer capturing so many loving moments of her families lives., Elva will be deeply missed by her beloved daughters, Karen (Gary) Tortorello and Donna M. (John) Rankins; granddaughters, Kristin Tortorello and Jennifer Friedrichsen-Coles (DJ); grandson, Scott Friedrichsen; great-grandchildren, Emma Friedrichsen-Coles and Mabelle Coles; her aunt, Dorothy Kirsch; cousins, Laurel Kirsch and Nancy (Stan and children Katie and Kyle) Horton and Jane Johnson and family., She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her husband, Vernon Guttu (February 15, 2009); and granddaughter, Kelsey Tortorello (September 16, 2000)., A viewing will be held at Straub's Funeral Home, 325 NE Third Ave. in Camas, WA on Thursday, January 27, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 824 NE 4th in Camas, WA., In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Elva Guttu, to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Camas-Washougal Soroptimist, PO Box 621, Camas, WA 98607., To send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit, or



Esther Irene Waldow

Esther Irene Waldow, 81, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Vancouver, WA. She was born March 27, 1929, at Doty, WA. She was the third of six children born to Fred and Mae Nichols. She attended school at Chelatchie Prairie and Battle Ground High School., Esther married Willis R. "Lucky" Waldow on June 16, 1949. After moving around to different states the first years of their marriage, they returned to live in Amboy, WA in 1960., Esther was a stay-at-home mom for their three children until 1968, when she started her career with the Battle Ground School District as a teacher's aide at Amboy Elementary School. She became the secretary at Yacolt Elementary School, then transferred to Battle Ground High School, where she worked as the payroll administrator for the school district. One of her proudest accomplishments was receiving the Certified Employee of the Year Award in 1985. During these years, she loved to sew and play her organ., Her diagnosis with Parkinson's disease in 1986 led her to take an early retirement. She endured the disease for 25 years, but never lost her sense of humor., Esther is survived by her children, Carl Waldow, Lori (Richard) Reiman and David (Sandi) Waldow; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Daisy (Leo) Harteloo; and brothers, Vern (Arlene) Nichols, Tom (Pat) Nichols, Elmer (Evelyn) Nichols, and Bud (Jessie) Nichols; and many nieces and nephews. She had many caregivers over the years whom she treated like family and were important to her., She lost her husband of 57 years in 2006., Esther has been laid to rest next to her husband at Willamette National Veteran's Cemetery, Portland, OR. A celebration of her life is planned for a later date., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain, Vancouver, WA, 98661., Please sign Esther's guest book at:



Esther Mae Beddow

BEDDOW, Esther Mae, Passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 in Spokane WA. Esther was a wonderful, caring, loving mother and grandmother. Her devotion to being a homemaker and mother was foremost. Esther and her husband Russell traveled a lot during his 21 years in the US Air Force. A devout Catholic she loved her church. Esther had a passion for gardening and yard beautification, it was her therapy. She is survived by daughters Cathy (Eugene) Smith, Rita (Barry) Pishko and Sandy Ludiker; brother Glenn Schempp; sister Donna Fegret; grandchildren Eugene, Michael, Kimberly, Karen and Brandon; and 10 great-grandchildren. Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Russell Beddow. She was greatly loved and will be missed. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2011 with Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Rd., Otis Orchards, WA. Please sign Esther's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Eugene Hughes Boggess Jr.

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Eugene Marion "Gene" Goosman Sr.

Our dad, Eugene "Gene" Marion Goosman Sr. passed away peacefully on December 25, 2010., He was born on November 17, 1923 in Nevada, Iowa., Dad married Katherine Tutt on June 29, 1944 in Vancouver, WA. Together, they had seven children. Dad worked construction in Portland, Oregon until moving to Seattle, Washington in 1961 to pursue an interest in the KarmelKorn business, opening four Karmel-Korn stores located at Aurora Village, University Village, Westwood Village and Crossroads. In University Village, Dad added an old-fashioned style restaurant called "The Victorian Parlor". As other shop owners saw Dad's eye for detail, they would ask him to remodel their stores. So while trying to get his stores going, Dad started a construction business. He brought in his brother-in-law, Al Tutt, and decided to call the business Algene Construction. Besides doing hundreds of retail stores in various major malls throughout the Northwest, Dad also did many restaurants around the Seattle area such as Skippers Fish and Chips, Mint Dollar (now Pike Place Bar and Grill), Latitude 47, Klinkerdaggers (now Scotts) and Sea Galley Restaurants, just to name a few. Dad became known throughout the construction industry as an honest, hardworking man who did impeccable work. He would always say, "If it is good enough to take home, then it's good enough." Dad eventually sold his share of Algene and went into a partnership with one of his sons, Gene Jr. Together, they owned and operated Gene Goosman Construction until he retired in 1982., In 1977, Dad married Mary Jane Maire and was with her until she passed away in 2001. Dad's interest for many years dealt with problems our country had and together, they pursued his patriotic passion and devoted the rest of their lives to helping others and trying to "Wake Up America", his favorite phrase., Besides his parents, John and Ola, Dad is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his sister, Barbara; and two of his children - son, Rick and just recently, his daughter, Sandy., He leaves behind his children, Diana Atenco, Gene Goosman Jr. and wife Wendy, Rod Goosman and wife Barb, Gary Goosman and wife Dolly, Tammie Harrison and husband Bill; stepdaughter, Nancy, stepson, Shawn Maire; and a very special brother, Ronald Goosman and wife Jo. He also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; as well as numerous neices and nephews. Children were always his greatest joy and there weren't many that he met that didn't call him "Grandpa Goose", a name he cherished., Dad was a passionate and opinionated man throughout his life. You never had to question where he stood on an issue. As his family was growing up, he was a dedicated and loving father. In later years, his passion moved to his church and his dedication to the United States of America. Dad even put together a campaign in an attempt to unseat the then-powerful Warren G. Magnuson, senior U.S. Senator for Washington State. Although unsuccessful, he had a very respectable showing in the election., It is symbolic that Dad would pass on Christmas day, his favorite day of the year. He always loved to have a big holiday and even in the days when money was scarce, he would find a way to make sure his kids had a great Christmas. Once, in his early years, Dad quit his job on Christmas Eve because that was the only way he could get his paycheck in time to go Christmas shopping. Dad was a loving and giving man, always ready to help out a stranger in need. He was passionate about his politics and religion and spent much of his life trying to right the world. He is someone who definitely left an imprint here on earth during his life and will be missed by all who loved him., There will be a celebration of life, with reception following, for Dad on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church of Silver Lake, 11329 23rd Drive SE, Everett, WA 98028.




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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.



Garrett R. Jessee

Born January 14, 1949 in Spokane, Wa ; entered into rest January 21, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Garrett served in the U. S. Navy. He retired after several years working for the City of Spokane Water Department., No public services will be held per request. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA in care of arrangements.



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 



Gerry Desmarais

Gerry DESMARAIS Gerry passed away on January 16, 2011, to the shock and devastation of his family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. He was born in Yakima, WA on June 21, 1956, the fourth of six sons born to Jeanne and Andrew Desmarais, and grew up in Moxee, Harrah, and Toppenish. He attended Toppenish High School where he excelled in sports and academics, and was the valedictorian of the Class of 1974. After attending Yakima Valley Community College, Gerry became a member of Cougar Nation and graduated from Washington State University in 1979 with a degree in mechanical engineering, which formalized his lifelong interest and aptitude for all things mechanical. Also while at WSU, Gerry met Lynn, a fellow engineering student, and began a relationship built on friendship, laughter, trust and devotion to family. They were married in 1982, and celebrated their 28th anniversary in December. Gerry joined Boeing in October 1980 as a mechanical design engineer. Throughout his career, Gerry was frequently recognized for his significant contributions and accomplishments. He was instrumental in the development and design of many aerospace products for Boeing Defense Space and Security, and many research and development activities. Gerry was very highly regarded for his engineering design, innovation, professionalism, and friendship. His dedication and enthusiasm for the art of engineering has left an indelible impression and legacy within the Boeing Company and the community. Gerry will be deeply missed by the Boeing team where he served as a colleague, mentor and was a good friend to all. Outside of work, the light of his life was his three children, David, John and Robin. He followed and encouraged all of their interests and activities, all the while imparting his strong sense of integrity and responsibility. Gerry volunteered his time generously with school and sports, including support of the elementary school science fairs and math enrichment programs, coaching baseball for many springs and summers, and most recently, supporting the robotics program at Lindbergh High School (Renton) and the current effort to expand the program's level of competition. Gerry's belief in the potential of young people was remarkable and inspirational. Gerry's passing at this time is a profound loss for so many. His boisterous, infectious laugh and quick wit, his humility, his endlessly challengeable intellect, and his attention to the little things that make life comfortable, meaningful, warm and secure will be greatly missed, and yet they are among the gifts that he leaves us. On behalf of the Desmarais family, we offer many thanks for the amazing outpouring of support and love we have experienced during the past week. It is truly the evidence of God's love for us all and the power of community. Gerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanne and Andrew, and brother Rick. He is survived by his wife Lynn, sons David and John and daughter Robin, all of Renton; brothers Bernie (Faith) of Ollala, WA, Dan (Linda) of Soldotna, AK, John (Karen) of Portland, OR, and Tom (Laura) of Menlo Park, CA, and sister-in-law Ruth of Richland, WA; nieces Corinne (TJ), Michelle and Andrea, and nephews Kenny (Courtney), Nick, Patrick, Joey, and Andrew. A funeral mass will be held at 11am on Monday, January 24, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Renton, with a reception following in the church hall, and committal at 1:30 pm at the Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, also at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerry's name to the Lindbergh High School Robotics Program or to Communities in Schools of Renton (CISR). Donations to either organization may be sent care of: Renton School District 300-SW 7th St. Renton, WA, 98057 Express your thoughts and memories in the online guest book 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.



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.



Grover Strickland

After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, Grover Strickland made his home in Vancouver, Washington. He found life was still not easy for a Black man, although he held a Master's Degree in Accounting., In search of Kung Pao Chicken, Ming's is where we met Grover and we became a family., Anyone who knew Grover soon discovered that he loved to cook for his friends. After thanking him for a wonderful meal he always answered back "I'm glad you enjoyed it.", His stories were abundant and were filled with tales that would keep a bar stool warm for many hours., Grover, we wish you were here today to share in the Presidency of Barack Obama. Love, Erick and Lisa, Gary, Cliff and Linda, Friends and Family




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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.



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.




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Jeffrey Philip Browne died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home in Anacortes, Washington. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 15, 1949 to Juanita (Posey) Browne and Leon Browne, and was the eldest of seven children a born leader who steadily carried the role throughout his life., While in grammar school in Chicago, Jeff was nicknamed "the brain" for his unending curiosity about the world, a passion for knowledge that stayed with him throughout his adult life. While in Chicago, he read Betty MacDonald's, The Egg and I, an accounting of the author's life on an island in Puget Sound and knew that he would one day see the Pacific Northwest for himself. A scholarship to Reed College in Portland, Oregon afforded him to fulfill his dream., After leaving Reed, Jeff joined the Air Force and served at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane as a survival instructor and interrogator to the airmen bound for duty overseas. Jeff met his future wife, Bette, in Spokane. After his discharge from the Air Force they moved to Seattle and for many years enjoyed their life together on a houseboat at Portage Bay., Jeff was employed at Microsoft as a Technology Specialist, a career that enabled him to explore and use his many talents. He whetted his appetite for things technological as he traveled the country, working with his many clients. Jeff consistently amazed clients and friends with new technologies. If you had a gadget, he had the next generation and he delighted in demonstrating its powers., Upon retiring from Microsoft, he and Bette moved to Anacortes to be closer to family members. Jeff didn't retire quietly. He and Bette continued to travel and Jeff explored avenues to put his talents to good use., Jeff cared about those he loved family, friends and community. He had a heart of gold, a strong work ethic and was passionate about justice for all down to the smallest detail. He was a history buff and when not engaged in techno-gadgetry, one could find Jeff with a pensive expression, analyzing policies, figuring out how organizational systems could operate more effectively., Aside from his knowing smiles and robust expressions, friends and family alike will miss his deep-voiced chuckle with challenging thoughtful conversations. Jeff is deeply missed by Bette, his wife of 39 years. His friends are grateful for the times they've shared together., Jeff is survived by brothers, Lester, Timothy, Sidney, and Andrew, and sister, Lynne., He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan; his parents; and grandparents., Memorial donations may be made to New Beginnings at POB 75125, Seattle, WA 98175 or online at, A memorial service for friends and family will be held in the spring., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Jeff, please sign the online guest register at




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Jack Redmon

Lt. Col. (Ret.), Jack Redmon, of Seneca, SC, husband of Jeanne Redmon, died Friday, December 3, 2010, at Cottingham Hospice House. A native of Perryville, KY, Col. Redmon was the son of the late Berney S. and Mattye M. Harmon Redmon. He was a retired pilot for the U.S. Air Force and then taught high school ROTC in Spokane, WA for 15 years. In addition to his wife, Col. Redmon is survived by sons, Mark Redmon (Cindy) of Boise, ID and Mike Sargent of Lula, GA; daughter, Deborah McCurley (Steve) of Olympia, WA; three grandchildren, Michael, Melissa, and Madison, and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted on December 13th.



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



Jackie Griffin Ashenbrenner

Born May 22, 1939 in Grants Pass, OR, Jackie passed away peacefully December 27, 2010 at home in Edmonds, WA surrounded by her family. Jackie was raised in Ellensburg, WA where she met and married Roger Griffin. They moved to Seattle, then Bellevue where they welcomed three daughters. In 1978, Jackie moved to Whidbey Island. Later she moved to Silver Lake to be closer to her family., In her last five years she looked forward to and treasured the wonderful care and friendship of the staff at Providence Regional Cancer partnership, as her family we are forever grateful. She loved family, home cooking, fishing, gardening, the outdoors, adored friends of all ages. She had a "triumphant spirit" and an immeasurable love for life., She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (David) Brooks, Julie Griffin and Becky (Bob) Eilert; and their dad, Roger Griffin; her grandchildren: R.J. (Kryss), Madison, Erin (Andy), Camis (Bill) and Todd; and great-grandsons, Carter, Hudson and Beckham; her sister, Bobbie Healy; nephews, Patrick and Michael; step-sister, Sandy Poolman (and family); Ed Grifka and Jackie's entire Griffin Family., You are invited to celebrate Jackie's life at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, family suggests donations to Providence Regional Cancer Partnership in her name., Please share memories at



James Alex Johnson

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James E. "Jim" Farrell

James E. Farrell, 58, of Hillsboro, OR, passed away of natural causes on Jan. 1, 2011. He was born on Jan. 6, 1952 in Vancouver, WA to Mary Ella and Bill Farrell. He graduated from Jesuit High School in Beaverton, OR and attended Oregon State University., Jim worked as a Quantity Estimator at Parr Lumber in Hillsboro for many years prior to establishing his own estimating business., Jim enjoyed creating metal sculpture, gardening, traveling and celebrating family events., Jim is survived by both parents; his brother, Barry; his sisters, Ellen (Les) Jonsson and Ann (Jaime) Cedeno; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and long-time friends., A memorial service will take place at Mother Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Vancouver, WA at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 29, 2011., Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society., Please sign Jim's guest book at:



James R. Falmoe Jr.

Passed away January 14, 2011. He is survived by his father, James Sr., son James III; three brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren and 52 nieces and nephews. His hobbies were model railroading, bowling, hunting and fishing. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 29, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 708 E. Lake Street, Medical Lake. Private Interment will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, La Puente, CA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The, , 920 N. Washington, Ste. 200, Spokane WA 99201. Please visit James' online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Janice Lynn Baczewski

Janice Lynn Baczewski, 63, of Everett, died January 19, 2011., At her request, no services will be held., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Jason Samuel Bolich

Jason Samuel BOLICH May 7, 1970 ~ December 7, 2010 "Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one." - Oscar Wilde Jason lived a very full life. He was a designer, a soccer player, a drummer, a son, a mechanic, a coach, a neighbor, a magician, a hiker, a husband, a drywaller, a dog lover, a traveler, a botanist, an uncle, a tennis player, a carpenter, a brother, a cyclist, a superhero, an electrician, a waffle boy, a skier, an illustrator, a plumber, a dancer, a ping pong champion, a comedian, a kayaker, a painter, an impersonator, a didgeridoo player, a landscaper, a curler, a costume maker, an extreme bocce player and a friend. He will be remembered for the joy he brought to so many people in so many ways. A celebration of Jason's extraordinary life will be held on Saturday, January 29 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107. Remembrances may be made to Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, P.O. Box 99006, Seattle, WA 98139, 206-386-PETS (7387),, in Jason's name.



Jeffrey Philip Browne

Jeffrey Philip BROWNE Jeffrey Philip Browne died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home in Anacortes, Washington. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 15, 1949 to Juanita (Posey) Browne and Leon Browne, and was the eldest of seven children - a born leader who steadily carried the role throughout his life. While in grammar school in Chicago, Jeff was nicknamed 'the brain' for his unending curiosity about the world, a passion for knowledge that stayed with him throughout his adult life. While in Chicago, he read Betty MacDonald's, The Egg and I, an accounting of the author's life on an island in Puget Sound and knew that he would one day see the Pacific Northwest for himself. A scholarship to Reed College in Portland, Oregon afforded him to fulfill his dream. After leaving Reed, Jeff joined the Air Force and served at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane as a survival instructor and interrogator to the airmen bound for duty overseas. Jeff met his future wife, Bette, in Spokane. After his discharge from the Air Force they moved to Seattle and for many years enjoyed their life together on a houseboat at Portage Bay. Jeff was employed at Microsoft as a Technology Specialist, a career that enabled him to explore and use his many talents. He whetted his appetite for things technological as he traveled the country, working with his many clients. Jeff consistently amazed clients and friends with new technologies. If you had a gadget, he had the next generation and he delighted in demonstrating its powers. Upon retiring from Microsoft, he and Bette moved to Anacortes to be closer to family members. Jeff didn't retire quietly. He and Bette continued to travel and Jeff explored avenues to put his talents to good use. Jeff cared about those he loved - family, friends and community. He had a heart of gold, a strong work ethic and was passionate about justice for all down to the smallest detail. He was a history buff and when not engaged in techno-gadgetry, one could find Jeff with a pensive expression, analyzing policies, figuring out how organizational systems could operate more effectively. Aside from his knowing smiles and robust expressions, friends and family alike will miss his deep-voiced chuckle with challenging thoughtful conversations. Jeff is deeply missed by Bette, his wife of 39 years. His friends are grateful for the times they've shared together. Jeff is survived by brothers, Lester, Timothy, Sidney, and Andrew, and sister, Lynne. He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan; his parents; and grandparents. Memorial donations may be made to New Beginnings at POB 75125, Seattle, WA 98175 or online at A memorial service for friends and family will be held in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Jeff, please sign the online guest register at



Jill Bashaw Alverson

Jill (Gigi) Bashaw ALVERSON Long time owner of the Sunbreak Café, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14th, 2011. A graveside service will be held at noon, Monday Jan 24, at Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn. This will be followed by lunch and a celebration of her wonderful life at the Sunbreak Café in Auburn. Please visit to read the extended obituary and sign the families online guest register.



Joann Carroll

JoAnn Carroll, 71, peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at her home in Washougal, WA. She was born on September 23, 1939 in Washougal to Charles and Emelija (Rasmor) Mickes. A lifetime Washougal resident, JoAnn graduated from Washougal High School in 1958., She worked as a waitress for many of the local Camas-Washougal restaurants, retiring from Neder's Café in Washougal., She also spent time as a volunteer for elderly people in need of assistance., JoAnn enjoyed gardening, birds, flowers, cows, gambling, cooking and baking, puzzles and watching the Seattle Seahawks., Most importantly, JoAnn will be remembered for her love for her family and friends. JoAnn is survived by the love of her life of 28 years, Richard Robson, at home; daughters, Carolene Carroll of Vancouver and Jill Carroll of Washougal; sons, Steve Carroll of Washougal and Thomas (Tamra) Carroll of Washougal; sisters, Annie Deming of Washougal and Judy (Ray) Begin of Vancouver; brothers, Charles "Chuck" (Caroline) Mickes of Camas, Harry (Betty) Mickes of Washougal, and David "Dub" Mickes of Washougal; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins., She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Emelija Mickes; daughter, Candee Sue Carroll in 1964; brothers, Donald "Donnie" Mickes and Albert Mickes; and sisters, Emily Robinson, Lilly Gfeller, and Dolly Healea., There will be a celebration of JoAnn's life on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Brown's Funeral Home: 410 NE Garfield St., Camas, WA 98607. Vault interment will follow at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery in Washougal. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home., Donations in JoAnn's memory may be sent to Hospice Southwest or the, Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



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 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

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John McKinney

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

Jan. 10, 1940 - Jan. 15, 2011 



John Naylor Creed

John Naylor Creed, born January 23, 1928, in Buffalo, New York, passed away January 13, 2011 at the age of 82. In 1947, he enlisted in the 



John Ralston Spry

John Ralston Spry, of Everson, Washington, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011. He was 78 years old. Doc was a family man with solid morals. His handshake was his bond. He had a great sense of humor, got along with any and everyone he met, and loved kids, his community, and of course animals. He was one heck of a cow guy and served as a vet for 32 years in Lynden and Everson. He never turned anyone away regardless of finances, and half the strays in Everson ended up in his home. Doc and his family were proud of his service as a United States Marine and a



John Robert Fox

John Robert Fox, long time resident of Battle Ground, WA, passed away January 17, 2011. He was born May 25, 1929 in Vancouver, WA., Prior to moving to Battle Ground he enlisted in the Marines when he was seventeen, serving time in both Japan and Korea., Eventually he went to college at the University of Portland obtaining his pre-law degree, and ultimately obtaining his law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. John had dreamed of being a lawyer from a young age. He put himself through school, working at Freightliner among other places., In today's world, John would be considered a dying breed, a general practitioner, working in all aspects of the legal field. He spent the majority of his years as a lawyer practicing law from his office in Battle Ground, until his retirement in 1991. He had a reputation among his colleagues as being good at what he did, and among his clients as being kind hearted and trust worthy., John will be remembered by his family and friends for his dry sense of humor and his stoic expression, which always kept us guessing what he was really thinking., We would like to extend a special thank you to Carolee's Assisted Living in Ridgefield, WA and to Community Home Health and Hospice, as they both did an exemplary job of taking care of him and his family in his final days., John is survived by his sisters, Sister Mary Fox and Dorothy Kinnunen; his children, Joanie Fox, Grant Fox (spouse Sue), and Trish Fox; his four grandchildren; five nieces and three nephews; and numerous extended family members., He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Fox; and father, John Fox., Arrangements will be handled by Layne's Funeral Home, with a memorial service at Sacred Heart Church in Battle Ground, WA on Fri., Jan. 28th at 11:00 a.m., Please sign John's guest book at:



John Walker "Bud" Johnson Jr.

John Walker "Bud" Johnson Jr. born May 1, 1918 in Siloam Springs, AR and died January 4, 2011 at Quartzite, AZ., Bud was awarded the Silver Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters for action in the Pacific during WWII and was buried with military honors January 13 at Cave Creek National Cemetery in Arizona. A longtime resident of Marysville, WA and retiree from General telephone, Bud was an avid fly fisherman and bird hunter,, Predeceased by his parents, John Walker and Georgia Blanche Johnson; and sister, Mary Buse., He leaves behind his wife, Milly, of Quartzite; sister, Marguerite Hall, of Everett; and daughters, Madeline, Marguerite and Georgia of LaConnor, WA.



John William Hawthorne Jr.

John William Hawthorne Jr., formerly of Sharpsville, PA, was sent to our Lord Monday, January 3, 2011. He was 53., He was born September 28, 1957, and was a member of the Terrace View Presbyterian Church in Mountlake Terrace, WA., He was preceded in death by his father, John William Hawthorne Sr.; and his infant brother, Joseph., He is survived by his mother, Mary McWhirter Hawthorne Wallace, of Waco, Texas; his sister, Wendy Hawthorne Tomko and her husband, Ron, of Hermitage, PA; his brother, Robert Hawthorne and his wife, Kim; nephews, Austin Hawthorne, John-Michael Guerra and his wife, Amber, all of San Antonio, Texas; and many friends who loved him dearly., A celebration of John's life will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Terrace View Presbyterian Church, 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, with Pastor Rich Hinkle, presiding., In lieu of flowers, the family wishes a donation to the Seattle Children's Hospital, which John supported regularly, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.



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.




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Kurt David Rehder, 41, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2010, in Billings, Montana, of a cardiac event., Kurt was born June 4, 1969, in Missoula, Montana. After attending Hellgate High School in Missoula, Kurt joined the US Navy and served as an avionics technician on the USS Carl Vinson. After discharge from the US Navy, Kurt met and married Barbara Elizabeth Graber in 1992., Kurt lived and worked in many places over the years, including Montana, Washington and Idaho. In 2004, Kurt decided to pursue his dream of becoming an architect and moved with his family to Wellington, New Zealand, where he graduated from Victoria University Wellington in 2008, with a Bachelor of Science degree, emphasis in Building Science and Architecture. Kurt focused on recycled materials and environmental issues in architecture, and was LEED certified in green building. Recently Kurt had landed his dream job, and at the time of his death, Kurt was working as a Building Performance Analyst with CTA Architects Engineers of Billings, MT., Kurt was a passionate man who was larger than life. He threw his entire being into every single thing he did. Kurt was animated, outspoken and genuine. He had a big booming voice; a huge, kind heart, and he would always stick up for the underdog. Kurt's integrity and honor were beyond compare., Kurt loved music and was learning to play acoustic guitar. He enjoyed watching his Miami Dolphins play, and loved camping in the mountains of Montana. However, Kurt's primary interests were in his family. Kurt and Barbara enjoyed many crazy adventures together before welcoming their first daughter, Darian Storm, in 1998, followed by their second daughter, Kallista Rain, in 2002. With the addition of his daughters, Kurt's "Team Rehder" was complete., Kurt loved his family with his whole heart and soul. Kurt was a devoted father, a loving husband and son, and a loyal friend. He was taken from us way too soon, and he will be forever missed!, Kurt is survived by his wife of 19 years, Barbara Elizabeth Graber Rehder, and two daughters, Darian Storm (12) and Kallista Rain (8); his mother, Aileen L. Rehder (Marv) of Scottsdale, AZ; his father, John E. Rehder (Barbara) of Missoula, MT; his brother, John C.J. Rehder (Pam) of Hope Mills, NC; his sister, Raewyn V. Stine (Tim) of Stevensville, MT; his maternal grandmother, Phyllis Keay of Brisbane, Australia; four uncles, Henry P. Rehder (Joanne) of Washington; Bruce A. Keay of Brisbane, Australia; Gordon C.E. Keay and Evan J. Keay (Vanessa) of Wellington, New Zealand; one aunt, Denise R. Keay, of Wellington, New Zealand; father-in-law Amos H. Graber of Shipshewana, IN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, along with many wonderful friends in the United States, New Zealand and Australia., Kurt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry J and Marion I. Rehder of Missoula, MT; his maternal grandfather, Charles G.A. Keay of Wellington, New Zealand; and mother-in-law Linda L. Avera of Anacortes, WA., A Celebration of Kurt's Life/Memorial gathering will take place Saturday, January 29th, 2011, at Bayern Brewery, 1507 Montana St, Missoula, MT, at 2:00 p.m., Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are appreciated to: Wells Fargo Bank, "Account for the Benefit of Darian and Kallista Rehder," for Kurt's daughters' college education., Contact the family at:, . Share memories, photos and more at:



Karen Axon

Karen AXON 67 years young, passed away Janu ary 18th 2011, in Seattle, Washington after a heroic battle with cancer. She was born in Colfax, WA. to Albert and Norva Fox. She was preceded in death by her brother, DeeWayne Neal and sister, Lorraine Root. She is survived by her spouse of 44 years, Richard; three children, Troy, Marcey and Darcey; two grandchil dren, Gabriel and Adrian; brother, Dan; many loving extended family and friends. Private family services were held. In lieu of flowers, memo rials may be made in her honor to March of Dimes or American Cancer Society . She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her and will forever live on in our hearts. Please sign the online guest book at



Katherine Smith Davis

Katherine (Kathy) Smith Davis, 62, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Tuesday, January 18th 2011, of cancer, at the Cache Valley Specialty Hospital in Logan, Utah. She left this world surrounded by her loving family. Kathy was born May 30th 1948 to Charles and Barbara Smith, in Canal Zone, Panama, where Charles was stationed in the Air Force. She graduated from Preston High School in 1966 and then attended Rick's College in Rexburg, Idaho, where she met her husband Eugene Davis. They were married in the Logan Temple in August of 1967, moved to San Diego, CA, and later settled in Bellingham, WA, in 1978. Kathy moved to Logan, UT in 1998. Kathy leaves behind a great legacy in her seven children and nineteen wonderful grandchildren. Kathy was employed as a pharmacy tech at Drug Emporium in Bellingham, and later as a school bus driver in Utah. She was active in the LDS church, serving as a Primary teacher, and also in a Relief Society Presidency. She had a great many talents, including floral arrangements, and wedding cakes, which were always beautiful and delicious. She made one for each of her children, many friends, and relatives. She was a gifted quilter, making a special quilt for each of her grandchildren. She loved to travel, had a great sense of humor, and was well loved by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. She will always be remembered as a kind & compassionate person, always willing to share her time and talents with anyone who needed them. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Rinderknecht, her brother, Doug Smith, Her sisters, Carol (Mark) Gunnell, Julie (Marty) Bushman, Nancy (Wendell) Curtis, her children Darren (Melissa), Denver, CO, Lori, Vancouver, B.C., Bryant (Tami), Bellingham, WA, Kristi, Napa, CA, Kari (Bob), Walnut Grove, CA, Tyler, Couer d'lane, ID, Kyle (Haley), Bellingham, WA, her grandchildren Madison, Caleb, Simon, Janae, Kristen, Andrea, Louisa, Antero, Alexander, Chelsea, Tristan, Jackson, Sierra, Taya, Ocea, Maya, Briley, Hailey, Savannah, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her father Charles Smith and her stepfather Elmer Rinderknecht.



Kathleen "Kay" Lutz

Kathleen "Kay" Lutz, previously of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Nov. 27, 2010 in St. Cloud, MN. She was born Jan. 29, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN., Kay had a Bachelor's and Master's degrees from San Diego State University and a Doctorate from Capella University. She worked with undergraduates and with Master's of Education students at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN., She loved reading, quilting and crafting, but most of all, she loved learning and teaching. Her students were the love of her life. She also enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandchildren and watching them grow and learn., Kay is survived by her daughter, Jenn Davis and granddaughter, Isabella; son, Craig Lutz and grandson, Caden., Memorial services were held for Kay on Dec. 2nd, 2010 at the College of St. Scholastica., Memorial contributions may be sent to Jenn Davis, PO Box 36, Bertha, MN 56437., Arrangements entrusted to Benson Funeral Home in Duluth, MN., Please sign Kay's guest book at:



Kenneth Duane Stone

Kenneth Duane Stone passed away Sat., Jan. 15, 2011 in Bellingham, WA, of complications of cancer and dementia. He was born in Puyallup, WA on Dec. 1, 1930, and grew up in Prosser. Ken served in the Air Force during the



Kenneth Robert Dennis

DENNIS, Kenneth, Robert, Kenny was born July 26, 1984, died January 16, 2011 a descendant of the Chippewa Turtle Mountain Tribe, was the quintessential family man and outdoorsman with an obsession to make his loved ones happy. In his desire to be a role model for his family, he graduated from Job Corps in 2004 where he fought forest fires and learned carpentry. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Dennis; fiancée, Crystal Barrett and their two children Dyllin and Haylee. He also leaves behind six brothers, Tony, Michael, Nathan, Andrew, Jason, and Carl; two sisters, Thea Grant and Mandy Cook, as well as, Grandma Jane, uncles, Lenny and Michael Dennis, and Ronnie Bishop and Aunt Cindy. Not to mention numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. When Kenny wasn't smiling or cracking a joke, he loved to snowboard, camp, fish, and entertain those around him as the life of the party. Although his life was so short, his motto was to live it to the fullest. We will remember Kenny through each card trick we play and every child we teach how to fish, every time we are brave enough to believe we can fly and the smile that brought happiness to each person around him, his legacy will live on.



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.



Kirtland K. Keeler Jr.

Kirtland Kenneth Keeler passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011, just two months shy of his 92nd birthday. Ken was born March, 29, 1919 in Spokane, WA to Lois and Kirtland Keeler., He grew up in Spokane and attended Lewis and Clark High School where he learned to play the pipe organ. As a young man, he was employed at the Davenport Hotel as a pageboy, and remained a friend of the Davenport for the rest of his life. While in high school he met the love of his life, Patricia Margaret Tenglund. They were married on September 13, 1941 and raised four children., Less than two months after they were married, Ken enlisted in the, and served in, . He was stationed in Cuba and Charleston, SC working with ship convoys across the Atlantic., After returning from the war, he went to work for The Old National Bank and studied at Gonzaga University, where he helped form the first Naval Reserve unit in Spokane., When the, broke out Ken was called back to active duty and served on minesweepers in Japan. Upon returning home, he worked in Pasco, WA. Later moving to Longview, WA where he worked for Interstate Tractor and the National Bank of Commerce. Ken was also active in the Naval Reserve unit in Longview. While working for the National Bank of Commerce, Ken was transferred to the Long Beach Peninsula and worked at the Ilwaco branch for several years. He retired from Raymond Federal Savings and Loan, though he remained active in the Naval Reserve and retired as a Senior Chief Yeoman in 1979., Ken was not idle in retirement. He was active in many organizations, such as PRIDE, Peninsula Art Association, PACE, Adult Education, Friends of the Library, and a local theater group. He and Particia served on the boards of most of these organizations for years. He also stayed busy "whipping up" gourmet meals, gardening, and spending time at the beach. He was an avid artist, winning many juried art shows well into his eighties., Ken also served as the President of the Ilwaco Chamber of Commerce, the Long Beach Lions Club, and the Peninsula Christian Council of Churches., Ken was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia, his oldest daughter, Karen (Hoffman), his youngest son, Kevin, his grand- daughters, Kelly Ann (Hebert), Kimberly Queen (Post) and a grandson, Mathew Post. He is survived by son, Kenneth, of Sandpoint, ID and daughter, Karol Queen of Charleston, SC, six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren., The family asks in lieu of flowers that remembrances be made to St. Peters Espicopal Church, Long Beach WA, 98632 or St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 440 Whilden St., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Remembrances can also be made to the United States Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 123 Washington, D.C., 20004-2608., Arrangements handled by Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.



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




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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 



Lawrence A. "Larry" Wadkins

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Larry Wadkins, 96, a longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at home. He was born in Spokane County on February 21, 1914, to Rutherford B. and Bessie (Bullard) Wadkins, the youngest of five children. Larry graduated from Mead High School in 1932, and attended Whitworth College. He then went on to graduate from Eastern Washington College.



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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.



Lillian Kemph

Lillian was an active volunteer, working at Pregnancy Aid and St. Michael's Church. She enjoyed bowling, exercising, sewing, reading and gardening. She was a member of St. Brendan's Church in Bothell. She had a wonderful laugh and a great sense of humor.



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Lisa Marie Tahkeal

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

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Loretta "Anne" Duncombe

Loretta 'Anne' Duncombe, 76, of Lynnwood, WA passed away on Tuesday, on January 18, 2011., Anne was born in Detroit, MI on August 29, 1934 and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in 1952. Her faith led her to begin her studies to become a nun in the early 60s before she switched gears to experience marriage and the joys of motherhood. She met and married David R. Duncombe in Alamagordo, New Mexico in 1962 where they began their family., Anne was later offered a position as a court reporter for King County Superior Court in 1973 and worked there until her retirement in March of 2001. Upon her retirement, she received recognition as the last King County "Gregg Shorthand" reporter with an article in the Seattle Times., Anne never slowed down, volunteering her time at the Lynnwood Food Bank and working in the offices of her beloved church, St. Thomas More. She was an active member of Catholic Daughters of America, holding positions in the group and attending bible study whenever possible., Animals were always a highlight in Anne's life, whether adopting strays her children brought home or simply enjoying her Kitties & Puppies calendar each year. Anne always found solace in curling up on the couch to read a good murder mystery and cuddling with her three Shiba-Inus. Fitness was also an integral part in Anne's life - she was always ready to try a new workout fad and loved keeping up with her granddaughter at the gym., Anne is survived by her brother, Jimmy Noonan; and her sister, Theresa O'Connell; son, Douglas Duncombe; daughter, Denise Messick and son-in-law Jay Messick; granddaughter, Rochelle Robles and her husband Arlen Robles; and grandson, Kyle Messick., In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Lynnwood Food Bank., A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Januaury 23, 2011 at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Avenue S, Edmonds, WA., Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at St. Thomas More Church, 6511 176th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA with reception to follow, and burial at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline., Arrangements are under the care of Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds, WA (425) 771-1234.



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

Friday, January 14, 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.



Lydia L. (Bartz) Dennee

Lydia L. Dennee (Bartz) 100, passed away January 16, 2011 in Olympia, WA., She was born on October 30, 1910 in Crandon, Wisconsin, the eldest of five children, to Frank and Jennie Bartz., On July 3, 1930, she married the love of her life, John S. Dennee of Wabeno, WI. In 1936, they moved to Everett, WA and raised three daughters, Barbara, Dorothy and Jacqueline., She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Dorothy; great-granddaughter, McKenzie; and great-grandson, Shawn., She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Hinson and Jacque Dennee-Lee; five granddaughters, Patti (Jim) Larson, Stephanie (Dan) Asplund, Shelley (Jim Burt) Stevens, Debbie (Don) Lewis and Lydia Dennee-Lee; ten great- grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren., During her life, Lydia took great pride in being a homemaker, caring mother, loving wife, and good friend. Also, she was one the first women employed by Weyerhaeuser's presto log plant during WWII and she was an avid labor union supporter., Camping and fishing were her favorite pastimes and she enjoyed being in the company of friends and family. Her goal was to live to be 100 years and she accomplished that with flair., Our family would like to give special thanks to JoAnna Black and Lori Potter, her caregivers, for their love and support., Graveside Services for Lydia will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2011, at Evergreen Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Friday, January 28, 2011., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Providence Home Healthcare and Hospice in Olympia, WA.




Madeline G Heinke Born 10/02/1922 passed away on 01/16/2011 at the age of 88 at her residence in McMinville, Oregon. She is survived by daughters Peggy Barnes, Charline Reeder, and Deborah Rupp, adopted son Charles Kuker Jr., 3 stepchildren, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one sister. Preceded in death by husband Glen Heinke, son Charles Kuker. Viewing: Mon., 1/24/2011 from 4-8pm at Powers Funeral Home, 320 West Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371. Graveside service: Tues., 1/25/2011 at 1 pm at Woodbine Cemetery, 2323 9th St. SW, Puyallup, WA 98373. For more info and to sign the guest book visit




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AUGUST 28, 1943 to JANUARY 16, 2011, Marva Lee Myers Hadwin passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2011, with her family by her side., Marva was a mom, a sister, a grandmother, a great grandmother and a best friend to us all., Marva was born in Butte, Montana to parents Robert Morris & Violet Tice Morris. She then made her way to the Pacific Northwest by way of Eastern Washington and Texas where she settled down and resided in Mount Vernon., Marva was an outgoing spiritual person whom everyone loved dearly. She will truly be missed., Marva is preceded in death by her father Robert and mother Violet., Survivors include sisters Gail and Sandy and brother Les; her five daughters Julie, Robyn, Bobbie, Tammy, and Kim; nine grandchildren Robert, Melany, Ted, Tana, Kimberly, Teresa, Brian, Melissa, and Chasity; and seventeen great grandchildren who all loved her very much., Celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon, Washington from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm all family and friends of Marva's are invited to attend the celebration and share your memories of Marva.



Marion Kerr Chadwick

Marion Kerr CHADWICK 89, passed away at Sunrise Haven in Kent on January 16, 2011. She was born in Seattle on October 2, 1921 to Walter and Hildegarde (St Clair) Kerr. She graduated from Berkley High School in California and attended the University of Washington in Seattle before joining the United States Navy, where she served as an officer in the WAVES during World War II. On April 14, 1945 she married Charles Robb Chadwick, who survives her. Their 65 year marriage was a source of great joy to her. Marion completed her college education at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, earning degrees in education and music. She taught elementary school for many years, first in Yakima where the family lived for several years during the 1950's, and then at Phantom Lake Elementary in Bellevue. After her retirement from teaching, Marion became a competitive long distance swimmer, swimming in Masters competitions all over the world, and winning more than eight hundred medals. She wrote a book about her swimming experiences in 2005. "Tales of a Master Swimmer." Marion loved music and had a beautiful singing voice. She served as soloist in a Christian Science church in Seattle for many years. She lived her life with wonderful joy and energy. Her loves were her church, her family and friends, her home, music, swimming, and travel. She was a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston (The Mother Church), First Church of Christ Scientist, Mercer Island, Republican Women of Mercer Island and Chi Omega Sorority. In addition to her husband, Marion is survived by two daughters, Robin Chadwick, Chehalis and Marcy Woodruff, Port Angeles, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Stephen Hamilton, Everett, and beloved niece, Victoria Hawker, Seattle. At the request of the deceased there will be no services.



Marjorie Anne Hunter

Marjorie Anne Hunter was born October 9, 1938 and died January 10, 2011., Memorial services will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., January 27 at the Everett Yacht Club, 404 14th St. Everett, WA.



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.



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.



Martin Wayne "Marty" Russell

Martin "Marty" Wayne Russell of Hillsboro, OR, passed away January 19, 2011 having just celebrated his 54th birthday. He had been hospitalized for the past month, suffering a series of strokes after undergoing a procedure to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. Marty was born in North Bend, OR to Wayne (Skip ) Russell and Lavonna Finnecum Johnson. He spent his early years schooling in NW Oregon and Vancouver and graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1975., Shortly after, he moved to Hillsboro and worked for his father before starting his own residential concrete construction company in 1977, Kidd Concrete Company. He then progressed to commercial concrete tilt up construction working throughout the northwest., In 1988, as his business grew and he became more frustrated having to drive into Portland for concrete construction materials, the travel and being away from his family, he started Westside Concrete Accessories in Hillsboro, OR. Marty would continue to operate Kidd Concrete Company until 1996 when he then devoted himself to Westside Concrete Accessories full time with his wife Cheryl, eventually expanding to six stores across Oregon and Washington., Marty met his wife, Cheryl Goodrich Russell, while coaching women's slow pitch softball and they married in 1984. He continued playing and coaching men's and women's teams for many years in Hillsboro, until his children were old enough to play sports. He then switched gears and began coaching sports for his four sons, Brandon (24), Bradley (22), Jordan (19) and Jacob (12.), Marty would now spend his time on what was his true passion, raising his four sons and coaching their sports through their youth. The boys participated in indoor and outdoor soccer and CYO Basketball for St. Matthew School. There were many days 6-7 kids would pile in the suburban and he would drive sport to sport to coach or watch, loving every minute of it. Marty was not only generous with his sons, but with their friends as well. He would become a 2nd father figure to countless boys through the years. As his sons progressed to playing high school soccer, and he shifted from a coach to a fan, he rarely missed a Jesuit High School soccer game., Marty was an avid music buff, there wasn't a song he didn't know, an adventurous traveler, loving Mexico and Europe, and a serious Parrot head, having seen Jimmy Buffet at least 25-30 times, even recently in concert in Paris, France. He also enjoyed weekends at their beach house in Pacific City with family, friends and three dogs. He also was involved with Pizza Schmizza, loving the construction part of the business and picking out the interior design for the stores., In addition to Marty's wife Cheryl and four sons, he is survived by his father, Wayne (Skip) Russell; his step-mother, Sue Russell; sister, Brenda Ineson; brothers, Brian (Bud), Bill and Sean Russell and Mike Russell., His mother Lavonna Johnson preceded him in death., Services will be held at St. Matthew Church in Hillsboro, OR at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2011., Please sign Marty's guest book at:



Marvin E. Anderson

Marvin E. ANDERSON Born July 20,1932 in Seattle; passed away January 18, 2011. Served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and retired aerospace engineer. Preceded in death by his wife Mary Louise (Hilda) in 2002 and his son Mark in 1975. Survived by daughters Marlene, Melinda, and Melanie; grandchildren Mia, Ty and Alex. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday January 25, 2011 at Floral Hills Cemetery, Lynnwood WA.



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 ..... 



Mildred Kathryn (Mehl) Nofziger

Mildred Kathryn (Mehl) Nofziger, 91, passed away on January 20, 2011. She was surrounded by the family she cherished and left us just as she lived her life - with dignity and grace., She was preceded in death by Dale, her loving husband of 66 years; and is survived by her six children, David (Judy) Nofziger, Stephen (Jan) Nofziger, Carol Nofziger Johnston, Marjorie (Curt) Nofziger Webb, Susan (Philip) Nofziger Hennig and Jonathan (Merry) Nofziger; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Darlo; and her sister, Audrey., Mildred was born in Indiana on January 3, 1920. Although she led a quiet life as beloved mother and wife, she was anything but ordinary. She was a published writer and accomplished teacher. She had a quick wit and a delightful sense of humor. During WWII, she volunteered to serve alongside her future husband at the Mental Hospital in Marlboro, NJ. Mildred and Dale were married on November 13, 1943 and moved to Cleveland, Ohio following Dale's ordination into the Mennonite Church., Mildred would probably have preferred to stay planted in Ohio but was willing to take risks for her family. In 1963, she and her husband and six children packed their belongings, bought a truck and a car, and headed west. They settled in Lynnwood, Washington where she put down new roots, raised her family and helped her husband start their successful family business, A House of Clocks., Mildred was a delight to all who knew and loved her. Although she will be sorely missed, Heaven is surely rejoicing at her arrival., There will be a viewing at Purdy & Walters, Floral Hills from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. A brief service will be held at 2:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service shortly thereafter., In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Evergreen Hospice Services in Kirkland, WA.



Miriam Virginia Anderson

Miriam Virginia Anderson went home to her Lord and Savior on January 15, 2011, surrounded by family. Miriam was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 11, 1927 and grew up in Indiana on a farm. The family moved to Seattle, Washington in 1941 where she attended Ballard High School, graduating in 1945. She went on to attend nursing school at Virginia Mason. She enjoyed traveling, painting, sewing, baking and beach combing., She is survived by her husband, David Anderson, of 56 years; daughters, Sandra (Scott) Nielsen, Marcia (Steve) Jewett, Diane Anderson; and son, Dan (Karen) Anderson; eight grandchildren; brother, Paul; and many nieces and nephews., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County.



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 J. Martin

Nancy J. Martin, 68, of Vancouver, WA, died Monday, January 17, 2011 at her home. She was born October 20, 1942 in Vancouver to F.S. and Jean Martin., Nancy graduated from Evergreen High School and then the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Portland, OR in 1963., After graduation she continued to work at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years. Eventually she left to work at a private practice with Dr. Steffan in Camas, WA, until his retirement, and finally landed at McLoughlin Family Practice in Vancouver, where she worked for 18 years., Nancy was a wonderful knitter. She loved plants and flowers and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed playing the organ for church services and was devoted to her nieces, nephews and family., Nancy is survived by her mother, Jean E. Martin; sisters, Susan (Rod) Miller and Janet (Bill) Fallon; nieces and nephews, Kevin (Paula) Syverson, Kelley (Troy) Schley, Chris (Nerissa) Fallon, Shannon (Ryan) Hardie, Tracy DeYoung, and Tiffany (Doug) Ketchum. She is the great-aunt of nine and great-great-aunt of one., There will be a graveside service for Nancy at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at Park Hill Cemetery, 5915 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA ., Please share memories at, or



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 [...]



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




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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 ..... 



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



Pauline McLeod

Pauline McLeod, age 93, of Mill Creek, WA, passed away on January 15, 2011., She is survived by her husband, Al; two daughters, Judy Hafenscher and Penny (Gary) Marshall; two stepchildren; three grandsons, Don (Lisa), Jeff (Kirsten) and Keith (Dora); eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter., There will be no services.



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



Priscilla Duffy

Priscilla "Patty" DUFFY Patty Duffy took her last breath on 1-14-11. Eight children lovingly survive her; Colleen, Sean, Kevin, Patrick, Maureen, Erin, Brian and Rosemary, along with fifteen grandchildren and a large, extended family throughout the country. Patty was longtime resident of Seattle and an active member of St. Benedict's Parish. She enjoyed travel, baking, crafting, thrift shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Funeral Mass at 11AM Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 49th and Wallingford, with gathering to follow. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations in Patty's name to St. Benedict's School scholarship fund or Wallingford Senior Center.




Robert L. Bermingham Robert Bermingham, age 88, died peacefully on January 5, 2011 in Tacoma. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lovey, son Jack Bermingham (Gail), grandchildren Matt, Kaitlin, and Bo (James). At Robert's request, no services will be held. Remembrances can be made to the Robert Bermingham Scholarship, c/o Highline Community College Foundation, PO Box 98000, Des Moines, WA 98198. The family is thankful for Franciscan Hospice. Please sign the guestbook at



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



Rex Eugene Daugherty

Rex Eugene DAUGHERTY Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, passed away on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 in Deer Park, Washington. Rex was born January 8th, 1935 in Perry, Iowa. After traveling the country for the Federal Govern ment, he and his family then set tled in Seattle where he served as the Chief Appraiser for the Pacif ic Northwest National Park Ser vice for over thirty years. In his younger years he was a car en thusiast and enjoyed riding mo torcycles and trail bikes. Rex is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances, his daughter, Julie M. (Thomas) Duckworth of Deer Park, his grandchildren, Alicia M. Duckworth and Jonathan T. Duckworth of Deer Park, his great grandson, Jackson T. Huston; his siblings, Patricia K. (Robert) Siglin of Queen Valley, AZ, Ted L. (Anne) Daugherty of Coalville, UT, and Terry (Darcy) Daugherty of Helena, MT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Opal Daugherty, his son, Jeff Eugene Daugherty, and his brother, Jack Daugherty.



Richard C. Albaugh

Richard Cletis Albaugh, 81, departed this life on January 19, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Richard, known to most as "Dick", was born on August 21, 1929 in St. Louis, MO, to Raymond Albaugh and Pearl Lee. He was raised by his loving grandparents Henry and Emma Lee. In 1948 he joined the Navy and served our country during the, aboard the USS Boxer. He met and married the love of his life, Carol Maxwell, in 1951. They relocated to Spokane, WA. in 1953 where they raised their three children and one foster child. After serving in the Navy, Richard provided for his family by working in sales for the next 45 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, singing and playing many sports, including baseball, bowling, fishing and golf. Richard is survived by his three children, Ricky Albaugh, Christy Breedlove and Bradley Albaugh; his siblings Bill and Marvin Wilhite and Mary-Lou Hatley; his nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Richard's humor and kind spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Although his death has left a hole in our hearts, we are comforted in knowing he is reunited with his loving wife Carol, who preceded him in death. A private burial will be held at the Moran Cemetery.



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 L. "Bob" Watson

Bob was born in Aberdeen, WA. He was a proud military veteran and retired locally in Vancouver, WA as a salesman in 2010., Bob was a quiet and gentle man. His loved ones will always picture him in the kitchen helping with the cooking, especially at family gatherings or with friends singing karaoke. However Bob's favorite way to pass the time was to grab a fishing pole and head to the river. Rain or shine., Bob is survived by his life partner, Lianne Retchless; her children, Melissa (Bobby), Nancy (Randy), and Robert; grandchildren, Austin and Bentley; brother, Dwayne McMillian., At Bob's request, no service will be held., Please sign Bob's guest book at:



Robert M. Brown

Robert M. (Bob) BROWN Born October 7, 1929 in Kansas City, KS died peacefully with his family at his side in Bellevue, WA on January 16, 2011. He is sur vived by Joanne his wife of 57 yrs and children Debbie Cameron (Jim), Bob Brown, Pat Brown (Jean), Laurie Sellers (Bob), and Tom Brown (Shari), 13 grandchil dren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition he is survived by his sister Amelia Wyckoff and broth er Tom Brown (Sandy) both of TX and numerous nieces & neph ews. He graduated from De La Salle Military Academy and Don nelly College in Kansas City. Bob retired from the Boeing Com pany in 1991 after 35 years of ser vice. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Louise Catholic Church, 141 - 156th Ave SE Bellevue, WA on Friday Jan. 28, 2011 at 11am. The family is requesting dona tions be made to St Vincent De Paul at St. Louise Parish or to the charity of your choice.



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.



Robert Martin Codding

CODDING, Robert Martin, Bob was born in Yakima, WA to Andrew and Irma Codding. After a short illness, Bob 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. Bob graduated from White Bluffs High School in 1938 and left home to work in mining in the North Cascades. In 1941, Bob and both his brothers enlisted and served overseas for the duration of, . Bob served in the US Navy in the Atlantic for three years and the Pacific for one year. While the sons were at war, Bob's family was forced in 1943 to abandon their homestead to establish the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Bob enrolled at Washington State University on the GI Bill and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude in 1949 with degrees in American History and Economics, interests he maintained for his entire life. While senior class president at WSU, Bob met Margaret Pryor Davis on a blind date for the Holiday dance. They were married in 1950 and raised a large family. Bob worked in the fresh produce industry in Washington, Oregon and California from 1950 to 1990, mostly in Yakima, Wenatchee, Tonasket, and Milton-Freewater. Bob and Peggy retired comfortably to Hillsboro in 2001., Bob was a truly great guy. He was charming, friendly and very intelligent. He made friends easily and maintained relationships with people from every aspect of his life. Bob was always active in his community on the local school board, at his church, in Kiwanis and, , and with music and poetry in his retirement community. He and Peggy were very proud of the family they created. They all genuinely enjoy and respect one another. Bob's parents, brothers and Peggy preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Jean Johnson of Kittitas, WA and his children Lucy (and Gary) Grout of Poulsbo, Andy Codding of Vancouver, Maggie (and David) Jones of Hillsboro, Carrie (and Mike) Hendricks of Yakima, and Beth (and Tim) Gienger of Tillamook. Bob is also survived by seven grandchildren who revered and adored him. Bob's first great grandchild is due in January 2011., At Bob's request, no service was held. Private family memorials will be held later. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Washington State University Alumni Association, PO Box 646150, Pullman, WA 99164-6150.



Ronnie D. "Ron" Flowers

After years of health problems, Ronnie is now at peace in Heaven., Ronnie is survived by his loving wife, Deanna, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage; his son, Jody; his daughter, Shauna (Nick); and a grandaughter, Jaedyn; as well as many dear and loving family members in Merced, California., Born and raised in Merced, California, Ronnie served in the Air Force before moving to Washington. He was employed at The Boeing Company for 33 years., A celebration of Ronnie's life will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Pioneer Hall, 20722 67th Avenue N.E., Arlington, WA.



Roy Leonard Bolyard

Roy Leonard Bolyard, 84, passed away January 16, 2011. He is sleeping peacefully awaiting our Lord's soon return., Roy was born in Chelan, Washington to Henry and Laura Bolyard on May 5, 1926., He was the youngest of 13 children, all deceased. He worked for E.A. Nord Door for 34 years until his retirement. He always did odd jobs until his health forced him to quit., He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of almost 65 years of marriage in February; son, Gerald (Evelyn) Bolyard; daughter, Annette Johnson; two grandchildren, Gerilyn (Chayne) Allen and Bryan Kerr; one great-granddaughter, Jami Turpin; sister-in-law, Pheobe Bolyard; brother-in-law, Ralph (Shirley) Schapler; and many nieces and nephews., He requested no funeral service. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.



Sandra June "Sandy" Ayars

AYARS, Sandra June, "Sandy" Sandra June Ayars of Spokane passed away Friday, January 14, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sandy was born in Renton, Washington on June 30, 1952, the oldest of ten children, to George and Laura Hastings. After spending most of her childhood in Kent, Washington, Sandy graduated from Colville High School in 1970. She then attended Spokane Falls Community College where she met Albert Lee Ayars Jr., her husband of 33 years. Sandy was a talented graphic and fine artist whose career spanned many years that included agencies and clients throughout the Spokane area. Her enjoyed times at Spirit and Priest Lakes inspired many of her paintings. She was a devoted and loving mother. Sandy is survived by her husband Lee, her son Albert, her parents, sisters: Kathy Ayers, Janet Nelson, Nancy Sliman, Patty McClean and brothers: Ben, Gary, Marty, Dan and Ron Hastings and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Sandy's life will be announced in the future., Memorial contributions may be made to: CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Association 275 7th Ave, NY, NY 10001



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.



Stella Sorboe Mills Jacklin

Stella Sorboe Mills Jacklin passed away peacefully on January 11, 2011 at the age of 98 in Spokane, Washington. Born in a log cabin on Engineer Creek outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, to Olav and Ingeborg Sorboe, Norwegian immigrants to America, she attended primary and secondary schools in Tacoma, Washington. Stella graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1931, and Washington State University in 1935. At WSU, she majored in journalism and mathematics, was an editor of the student newspaper, "The Evergreen," and had her own radio show, "Co-eds on the Air.", Following graduation from WSU, she took a teaching position at Riverside High School, Washington, marrying the principal in 1936, G. Wallace Mills. Because of Depression era regulations, she was required to forfeit her teaching position as a married woman. Stella had two sons, Geoff Mills and Tom Mills, seven grandchildren, and 10 great grand children. She was a great support to her husband, Wally Mills, during his times as principal at several schools in eastern Washington, including 25 years at West Valley High School. Following the death of Wally Mills in 1973, she married Arden Jacklin in 1977. Stella embraced her role as stepmother to Arden's children, Ardith Jacklin Bryan, Doyle Jacklin, Don Jacklin and Duane Jacklin. Stella and Arden enjoyed worldwide travel, bridge with friends, and relaxing with family at scenic Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho. Arden Jacklin died in 1994., Stella became a librarian at North Central High School in 1965, retiring in 1977. She continued cataloging books at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane for several years beyond her retirement. In 1962-63, she was the State of Washington president of P.E.O. She was fond of collecting Asian furniture and antiques. Stella was extremely proud of her Norwegian heritage, visiting family there on two occasions. She was a loyal supporter of P.E.O, First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, Washington State University and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority., She will be remembered for her spunky personality, nice smile, devotion to family and eagerness to face change., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, February 28, at Rockwood Manor, 2903 East 25th Avenue, Spokane, Washington., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Stella Jacklin's memory to the Endowed Scholarship Fund, Cottey College, 1000 West Austin, Nevada, Missouri 64772.



Steven Ray Street

"The Song Has Ended But The Melody Lingers On" Steven Ray Street was peacefully taken from us by His Heavenly Father on Saturday January 15th 2011 at 11:30 am at his home with family and friends present. Steven was born, the 3rd son of Bernice (Peterson) and Raymond Street in Casper, WY on June 29, 1955. He lived at the foot of Casper Mountain and actually watched the "deer and the antelope play" in his front yard. (True Story) At the age of 10, they moved to the Starry Road in Bellingham as his father joined the crew that built the Intalco Plant. Steve attended Irene Riether Grade School. While his brother Chris was serving in Vietnam, Steve, his mother and brother Ken headed for Great Falls, Montana to start a new life. Steve attended Great Falls Jr. High and graduated from C.M. Russell High. After graduation he worked for the Cancer Research Foundation in Great Falls and then enlisted in the U.S.




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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.



Thomas Napoli

Thomas Napoli of Edmonds, WA, passed away on January 20, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., Tom was born on November 10, 1932 in Manhattan, New York. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Napoli. Tom was a schooled musician, attending Manhattan School of Music. He was a talented trumpet and French horn musician who played at one time with the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. Later, he worked for the United States Postal Service for 28 years until his retirement in 1992., Tom was married to his bride, Josephine Sergio, on June 29, 1958 and they enjoyed 52 years of life's journey together., Tom was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Edward., Tom is survived by his wife, Jo; children, Thom (Mona Bailey), Lisa, Nick and Michael; niece, Jeanette Mueller (Gary); and additional children loved along the way, Ines Alderton (Vern), Lazaro Junco (Susie), Andie Napoli, Victor Castano (Luisa Chi), David Parmenter (Deidre), Gary Scholler; grandchildren, Tom Junco, Alexandra Napoli, Kristy Napoli; and his additional grandchildren, Matthew Alderton and Sabina Junco; his faithful dog, Indie; and the friends and neighbors who loved him., He loved his music, planes, fast automobiles and Harry Potter. He loved his family more and lived every moment of his life for them. He will be deeply missed., Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Solie Funeral Home & Crematory, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.



Thomas Patrick Ames

AMES, Thomas, Patrick, Thomas Patrick Ames passed away January 18, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born April 2, 1918 in Putney, VT, the son of Thomas W. and Florence A. (White) Ames. Patrick was raised in Williamsport, PA, McCloud, MT and Cody, WY. He married Helen in Basin, WY in 1941. A Veteran of, serving under General George Patton in the 756th Tank Battalion, he saw service in North Africa and Italy. Pat was wounded in the battle of Cassino, Italy. His military decorations include three, and a, . Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting at Montana State University and spent the majority of his professional life as an auditor in the oil industry. He was an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Benevolent Protectorate of Elks. His favorite hobby was fly fishing, which he participated in for some 80 years. He was a marvelous communicator and loved interaction with his family and many friends. Patrick was also a member of the Western Rite of the Antioch Orthodox Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Helen; his brother Jim; and his sister Mary Florence. Patrick is survived by his sons Thomas Guy Ames and John Richard Ames; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private Interment will be in Big Timber, MT in the Veteran's section of the cemetery. A memorial service will be in Cody, WY in the summer of 2011. Please visit Pat's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Tony Dale Johnson

Today would have been your 48th birthday. We will always remember you as the loving person you were. Think of you daily and miss you very much., Say HI to all your furry friends.



Tribute to Shirley Cummins

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

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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



Virginia Ethel Carter

Virginia Ethel Carter, née Ramsey, was born February 8, 1918, and passed away on January 18, 2011. The daughter of Eastern Washington pioneers Ebert M. Ramsey and Ethel Adams Ramsey, Virginia was born in Cheney, and lived the first few years of her life in Ritzville. Her family moved to Spokane during the depression. Virginia met Robert P. Carter and they were married in Coeur d'Alene in 1939 and were together for 57 years until Bob's death in 1996. Virginia attended Kinsey Business School after she graduated from North Central in 1937, and worked at the Crescent Department Store until her children were born. After the children were in school, Virginia returned to work, first at the Crescent and finally at the Federal Milk Market Administration, where she remained until she retired. Virginia's great joy was her family, and she was the central figure in an extended family which grew to include nine grandchildren, 11 great grand children and two great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Virginia moved to Fairwinds Retirement home in 2005 and to Northpointe assisted living center in 2009. She lived at Manor Care for the last 15 months of her life, until she was injured in a fall and decided that it was time for her to go. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her brothers Ray and Bill Ramsey, and her nephew David Ramsey. She is survived by her children, Kathy (Richard) Seely and Jackson (David York) Carter, by her brother Jack Ramsey, and by her many descendants. Virginia will be remembered by those who knew and loved her as a kind and considerate person whose soft manner belied her will of iron. Funeral services will be held on January 28 at 1:00 PM at Ball and Dodd, 5100 W Wellesley, with interment immediately afterward in Fairmount Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Spokane food bank.




William G. Kalenius Jr. Passed away January 15, 2011 at his home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at St Stevens Catholic Church in Sun Lakes. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughter Barbara (Dan) Vining, sons Tom (Denise), Steve (Shelly), Dan (Andrea), stepson Doug Heaberlin (Louise), Nancy (Wayne) Coleman, and Julie (Jon) Scholer, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his son Bill and daughter Dianne Steward. For additional information, visit



Weldon Lawrence "Pat" Morgan

A resident of Colville, WA passed away on January 20, 2011 in Colville. He was born on March 22, 1918 in James Town, North Dakota, the son of Lawrence Weldon and Nettie (Walters) Morgan., Pat was preceded in death by his wife, Florence and his son, Jerry., He is survived by his wife, Bunny Morgan, at the home; daughter, Patty Morgan, Medical Lake, WA; step-daughter, Barbara Anderson and husband, Terry, Methow Valley, WA; step-sons, Greg Burcham, Scottsdale, AZ, Howard Burcham, Decatur, TX; brother, Harold Morgan and wife, Jessie, Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Jamie Myers, Robby and Jimmy Schulz, and Leah Barnes; great grandson, Randy, Tyler, Natasha, Kayleigh, Ashleigh, Tara, Trevor and Chrystal; nieces and nephews., A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Colville, WA., A graveside service and vault interment will follow at the Mountain View Park in Colville. Memorial contributions will be given to the Colville Eagles Lodge, 608 N. Wynne, Colville, WA., Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at, DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL and CREMATORY is entrusted with the arrangements.



Weston Bush Albiston

Weston Bush ALBISTON Age 84, passed away Dec. 22, 2010. Retired from Boeing in 1988. Was an avid sail boater and skier. Survived by his wife Pat, daughters Jennifer Baker (John) and Catherine Albiston (Marc Melnick) 5 grand children, 3 great grandchildren. The memorial service is Jan 29, 2 pm at Richmond Beach Congregational Church. UCC 1512 NW 195th St, Shoreline, WA. 98177. Remembrances may be made to this church or charity of your choice.



Wilbur E. "Bud" Parrish

Bud, a long time resident of Spokane died peacefully in his sleep at the Spokane Hospice House on January 20. He was born August 11, 1922 in Bronson, FL to John David and Myra Parrish. Bud entered the US Navy in 1942; he served aboard LST ships in the Pacific during, and Korea. He was an active member of the United States LST Association and the Masonic Temple. He met the love of his life, the former Jeanne Simmons on a blind date in 1946 when his ship was in Bremerton for maintenance. Bud and Jeanne were married two years after their first date-a true case of love at first sight. After his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1948 he went to work for Standard Oil. His assignments at Standard Oil took him from Seattle to Spokane in 1968. Bud and Jeanne lived in Spokane until Standard Oil transferred him to Long Beach, CA in 1973. In 1976 Bud and Jeanne moved back to Spokane where they have resided continuously ever since. For the last 23 years Bud and Jeanne lived in Sans Souci West, Spokane, WA. Bud is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeanne, sisters Lois and Omega, with several nephews and nieces from Plant City, FL; sons Greg and his wife Oy from Wasilla, AK; Brad and his wife Diana from Electric City, WA, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sans Souci West Community Center on January 29th from 2:00-5:00 PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Sacred Heart Medical Center and/or Spokane Hospice House. Additionally, the family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Sacred Heart Medical Center and Hospice House who gave much comfort and excellent care to Bud during his final days.



William "Bill" Bell

William (Bill) BELL Age 71. Born on 2/28/39 and died unexpectedly on 1/11/11 after suffering a fatal heart attack while at home with his wife. On NYE he learned he had lymphoma cancer and he and his family were getting ready to wage war against this disease. However, God had other plans for "Skipper Bill" and now his family & friends are struggling to deal with their sudden and tragic loss. There will be a celebration of his life at the Port Orchard Yacht Club in February, as boating was his passion from an early age. Please contact his wife or visit for more details.



William E. Cahill

CAHILL, William E., Passed away on January 17, 2011 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane WA as a result of injuries received from a fall. He was born in Cheney, WA on November 6, 1932 to Claire and Georgie Cahill. He graduated from Central Valley High School, received a BA in Education from Eastern WA University and a MA in Music from San Jose State University. He served on active duty in the US Naval Reserve, attended the Naval School of Music at Anocosta Naval Station in WA D.C, served in the Unit Band at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY, and was honorably discharged., He is survived by two children, Candace and Brennan, two stepchildren, Kim King and Paul Clampitt, and by 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his wife of 44 years, Fritzi, and sons Michael and Timothy., Bill taught music in Goldendale, WA, Evergreen H.S. and Cascade J.H.S. in King County, WA, Greenacres J.H.S. and Central Valley elementary schools. As hobbies, he and his wife were active in Spokane Civic Theater, Valley Rep. Theater, and Rogue Players, participating in over 40 plays and musicals often together. Highlights of his time in the US Navy were marching with the Navy band in the inaugural parade for Eisenhower, and playing in "pick-up" jazz bands., A Celebration of his life will be held Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the Old European Restaurant, 7640 N. Division, Spokane, WA. A reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bill's name to the Disabled American Veterans or WA State Democrats.



William Leslie Aller

Passed away on January 18, 2011 at HCR Manor Care Health facility in Spokane. William was born on November 10, 1923 in Seattle, WA to Leeon and Birdie Aller, who preceded him in death. Bill had three siblings. Brothers, Leeon, who preceded him in death and George, both of Seattle, WA, and sister, Annabelle also of Seattle, WA. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Armande and sons, Stuart of Seattle, WA and Marshall (Julie) of Spokane, WA. Bill had two grandchildren, Brandon and Alicia Aller also of Spokane, WA. Bill attended elementary and High School in West Seattle. In 1942, Bill Aller was accepted into wartime V-12 program at, , the Navy's equivalent of ROTC. After graduating with an Art Degree from the, he transferred to UCLA. That's where he met his wife, Armande. They were married on February 23, 1946. Bill began teaching at John Rogers High School in 1949 and stayed for 30 years. He continued his education and earned a Masters Degree at Whitworth. To supplement his income he became an intelligence officer for the Naval Reserve Station at Gieger. In 1969, he retired from the reserves but kept his ties with the Navy at the Reserves Center by volunteering his services wherever needed. In 1988, Bill started the Spokane Sea Services Museum at 5101 N Assembly. He started with one display case that developed into the creation of an extensive legacy of seagoing men and women who have served their country. In 2008 Bill retired from 20 years as the volunteer founding director of the museum. Bill's mission was promoting the past. He was a lifelong member of SAR, Navy League and MOWW. September 10, 2009 he received the Golden Deed award from the Downtown Exchange Club for his many years of service that enriched Spokane. Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 29, 2011, 1:00 P.M. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Spokane Sea Services Museum, 5101 N. Assembly Ave., Spokane, WA 99205.



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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