Monday, January 24, 2011

Washington Obituaries 01/24/2011


Allen Freeman

Sunday, January 23, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Allen Freeman, born Nov. 29, 1944, went to be with the Lord January 19, 2011. As a lifetime Yakima Valley resident Allen loved spending time with his friends and family including playing golf with his cousin and golf buddy, St



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:



Bertis G. "Bert" Drake

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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.



Beverly A. Dobson

Beverly A. Dobson, long-time resident of Everett, WA, passed away in the wee hours of the morning of January 20, 2011., Bev was born in North Dakota in 1931. The family moved to the Northwest while she still a baby and Bev graduated from Everett High School in 1949. While attending Everett Junior College, Bev shared the stage in a performance of Right You Are! (If You Think So) with Eugene Dobson. The two married in the summer of 1953. Bev finished her college degree at the UW the following quarter, earning membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. A journalism major, Bev put her skills to work at EJC, later Everett Community College, serving as public information officer for many years., Bev and Gene retired in 1991 and enjoyed the opportunity to travel. Bev remained active in the life of First Baptist Church until arthritis made it too difficult to get around., Her older brother, John Ernlund, preceded her in death; she is survived by her husband of 57 years, and their daughter, Andrea Dobson., A memorial celebration will be held at Everett First Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011.



Brian Clay Diehm

Sunday, January 23, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Brian Clay Diehm passed away on January 20th, 2011 at his home in Yakima, Washington surrounded by his family. Brian is survived by his wife, Janet Diehm, married on November 23, 1968, his son Bry



Bruce Wayne Dady

Bruce Dady went to live in his mansion in the sky, the afternoon of January 17, 2011., Bruce was born on March 2, 1952 to Bill and Mildred Dady, in Everett, Washington. He had a very special relationship with his parents throughout his life. As a child, he enjoyed Cub Scouts, camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle, building model airplanes and playing baseball and basketball. He graduated from Everett High School in 1970 where he lettered in baseball. After some time at WSU, he went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from UW. He thrived throughout his career at the IRS, being given various special assignments; one of which took him to Washington D.C. Bruce also enjoyed teaching accounting at ECC for many years., Bruce was a loving and devoted father, who enjoyed sharing his childhood hobbies with his family, by coaching his daughters' softball and basketball teams, exploring the country, going for drives, camping and fishing. He could always be counted on to make people smile with his quirky sense of humor and lighthearted nature. Bruce was always the best dressed in the room and enjoyed "looking sharp"., Bruce is survived by his beloved wife, Linda. His legacy continues in the hearts of his his dearest father, Bill Dady; sister, Barb; daughters, Heather (Josh) and Lindsay (Craig); nieces, Sarah (Jeff) and Elise; Linda's children, Marc and Monica, and grandson, Tommy; and many, many friends., His beloved mother, "Mickey", preceded Bruce in passing., We all love you so very much!!! A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor, WA. A reception will follow at Wallin Funeral Home, 1811 NE 16th Ave. Family graveside services were held at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Everett. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences at, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research., Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, Oak Harbor.




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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.



Christopher Matt Torvinen

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Christy Gross

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

July 29, 1954 - Jan. 16, 2011 



Corinne Toda

Corinne TODA Age 91, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband Terrance and daughter Dr. Jerrilyn Chin (Lund). She was also a loving mother to Alyce Arai (Gerald), grandmother to Missy Pody (Sean), Dr. Greg Chin (Corina), Ion Arai, and Dr. Brent Chin (Ava) and great-grandmother to Marlowe, Violet and Ryan. Survived also by her brother Newton and countless friends and relatives. A Celebration of her Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30 at Blaine Memorial United Metho dist Church, 3001 24th Ave S. Seattle. Donations may be made to the Japanese Cultural & Com munity Center of Washington or Nikkei Concerns. Please sign Corinne's online guest book at



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 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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Memorial Service:, DON FOOTE, A Memorial Service will be held for Don Foote on January 29th at 2pm at the Anacortes Eagles Club, 901 7th St., Anacortes., A potluck and an old fashion Irish Wake will follow. Contact Kelly at the Eagles at 360-293-3012.



Darla L. (Erickson) Lund

Every day in some small way, memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near, still missed, love and always dear.



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 - Dorothy Gibson

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

Aug. 16, 1924 - Jan. 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Eleanor Scott

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:21 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Aug. 31, 1921 - Jan. 23, 2011 



Death Notice - Felix Diaz

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 2, 1945 - Jan. 23, 2011 



Death Notice - Harold Oliver

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

April 9, 1923 - Jan. 22, 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 - Michael McBride

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:20 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 27, 1943 - Jan. 22, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Goebel

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

Jan. 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Trout

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:20 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 14, 2011 



Death Notice - Walter Jackson

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

Jan. 19, 2011 



Death Notice - William Schwentner

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 8, 1945 - Jan. 21, 2011 



Deborah Lynn Hartle

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 on January 28, 2011 at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Bothell, WA at 3:00pm. 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 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 L. Potts

Donald L. POTTS Donald L. Potts was born in Brush, Colorado, the son of Leo and Mabel Potts, on August 31, 1939 and passed away in Kent, Washington on January 13, 2011. He grew up and attended school in Brush, until his family moved to the Seattle area in 1956, where he attended Highline High School in Burien and graduated in 1957. In the Navy he was an electronics technician, and then began his career as a Marine electrician working in the shipyards on Harbor Island. After taking night classes for five years he became a commercial electrician. He served 40 years with the Interna tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local #46, where he was very active in union affairs and always spoke out in favor of work er's rights. He retired in 2001. In 1962 he married Jo Morey, whose family had also moved to the Seattle area from Brush, Co. His passion for hunting was revealed early on when he took his new bride deer hunting in the Okanagan on their honeymoon. They lived in Burien for sixteen years where they raised their two children before building a beauti ful home on the west hill of Kent, where they've lived for thirty- three years. When Don's brother, Leo, was killed in a hunting accident in 1974, Don became a strong presence in the lives of his broth er's four children, who were young teens. Over the years he was a father figure and mentor to many nephews and nieces, the patriarch of his family. His love and passion for hunting and fishing grew stronger over the years, and he and his son, Brian and his nephews and friends spent many happy days and weeks hiking in the woods of eastern Washington, or trolling the waters of Puget Sound, and in the Pacific out of Neah Bay, their favorite spot for halibut. Don had many close friends in the IBEW and out. He was the beloved older brother to his three sisters, and considered his wife's family as much his own as the Potts family. They shared many holidays, vacations and special occasions. Don was a man of high morals and unbending values, meticu lous in everything he did, uncompromising in his standards. He was devoted to his family, always there through some really tough times. He was proud of his son, Brian and his daughter, Cheryl, adored his granddaughters and great grand children, and was thrilled when he learned he was getting a great grandson. Don and Jo were married for 48 years, and were hoping-wishing- planning to celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2012. But though they didn't make it, they felt so blessed and thankful for the life they'd shared and the difference they made in many lives by their example. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Leo, and his son-in-law Chad. He is survived by his wife, Jo, his children Brian Potts, and Cheryl Sweeney, his granddaughters Shani Sweeney and Erynn Sweeney, grandson-in- law Sitha Set, and great grand children Jayden, Aysia and Trey. Also by his sisters Patty, Sandra and Linda, and by many nieces and nephews. He was truly a man among men, and will be dearly missed. Services will be at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 So. Nor mandy Road, Burien, Wa. on Sat urday, January 29th, at 11:00 AM.



Donald N. Elliston

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Donald Roy Matson

Donald Roy MATSON 1-15-27 ~ 1-17-11 Don was a WWII vet with the 4th Na val Construction Battalion Seabees, he loved coffee, and was a tireless out door enthusiast. He was big hearted, kind, generous and always looked out for people less fortunate than himself. He loved to laugh! Beloved husband of 59 years of Carmel; father of Donald, Jr., Phil, Charlie (Linda), Laura (Jeff) Butler and Chris and grandfather of Sean Matson, Jessica Butler (Jason Venable), Joshua Matson and Teresa Butler. Memorial Mass, 11:00 AM Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 15236 - 21st Avenue SW, Seahurst. Donations may be made to your favorite charity or C.C.S.. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at



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.



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.



Dr. Stanley Paul Williams

Passed away on Sunday January 16, 2011 as a result of cardiac arrest, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA., He is survived by his son Royce Paul Williams, grand-daughter Alia Williams, mother Angie Williams, sister Judy Lewis, and brothers Robert, Kenneth, James and Timothy Williams., Dr. Stan Williams was born on October 15, 1938 in Colville, WA to Angie and Elmer Williams. He graduated from Marcus High School at 16. His medical training included the, , the University of Kentucky Medical School and Montefiore Hospital in New York. Stanley also served in Vietnam as a medical doctor., For 38 years Orcas Island, WA was his home and where he practiced medicine., A memorial service for Stanley Paul Williams will be held at the Oddfellow's Hall in Eastsound, WA on Orcas Island on February 5th at 2pm., In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions or remembrances may be made to: Starcross Community:, (707)886-1919 Stanley Paul Williams lived a life of service and will be greatly missed.



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 Sarah Lavigne

Edith Sarah LAVIGNE Age 91, of Brighton Gardens, Sun City AZ, died peacefully while asleep on January 5, 2011. 



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, 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, 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



Elsie Mable (Hursey) McDonald

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

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



Esther 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:



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!



Floyde McCauley

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:20 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 1, 1915 - Jan. 18, 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.



Gayle Schlect Kelsay

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

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



George Charles Talbot

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

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



Gerald A. Shannon Jr.

Gerald A. "Jerry" SHANNON, Jr. Born, Sept. 15, 1931, loving father, devoted husband, trusted business man, and loyal friend, Jerry Shannon passed into the next realm from his Edmonds home, on January 18th, at age 79, the love of his wife and family sending him on his way. Though now gone from this earth, his quick, melodic laugh and easy hang- tooth smile, his rose-kissed cheeks and diamond-glinted eyes will be long-remembered by anyone he met, but especially by those he loved best, those he fought for hardest, and those for whom his playful nature was directed. Fishing, boating, golf, poker, trivia, or a heaping plate of spaghetti- any thing that would help surround him with his family or friends was his truest passion and greatest happi ness. For further information and to share your memories, please refer to Jerry's full obituary at www. Thank you.



Gerald Arthur "Jerry" Shannon Jr.

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



Gerald S. (Jerry) Nash

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



Gerry Desmarais

Sunday, January 23, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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 Mo



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



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.




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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.



Helen May Wilde

Helen May WILDE Passed away peacefully on January 19, 2011. Born in Seattle on August 26, 1919, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Jean Allen Wilde, and two sisters, Vera Hill and Francis Cleveland. She is survived by her sister, Janet Mitchell (Dick), and her children, Carol J. Fuhler (Dick) and Gregory L. Wilde (Jean), three grandchildren, Nathan Wilde, Eric Meyer (Brenda), and Patrick Meyer (Tamee). Helen was blessed with eight great-grandchildren. This fiercely independent woman loved to putter in her yard and enjoyed the companionship of her family of neighbors who kept a vigilant eye on her. The church was an important part of her life. At Bethel Lutheran she was active in the Pass It On Quilters and the Sarah Circle. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Friends are invited to join the family in a memorial service on January 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 17418 8th Avenue, N.E., Shoreline. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Shoreline 911 at the Shoreline Fire Department, the Humane Society, or a charity of one's choice.



Helen Triber

TRIBER, Helen "Sam" (Age 82), Passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011 in Spokane Valley WA. Helen was a wonderful person who felt strangers were just friends she hadn't met. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. Helen had many things she was passionate about but two of the main ones were antiques and gardening (damn those weeds). An outdoors person she loved the water in summer and snowmobiling in winter. Sam also supported her husband Darrell's love of motorcycles from taking tickets to running the concession stand. Friends and family gatherings were extremely important and her pies were always a hit (lemon meringue and apple). She was deeply loved and will be missed. Helen is survived by her son Roger Bang; daughters Chris (Ed) Strozyk and Tami Chiesa; brothers Dick and Emer Butt; sister Gevie Thompson; grandchildren Patrick R. Bang, Sarah Louise Bang, Shannon (Sarah Chickering) Strozyk, Eric (Courtney) Strozyk, Amelia Francesca Chiesa and Michael Keith Chiesa; great-grandchildren Haleyna Grace Chiesa and Fiona Belle Strozyk; and beloved dogs Katie and Kinsey. Sam was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years Darrell Triber. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd. Please sign Helen's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Henrietta "Edith" Kitzman

Edith was born in Frank, Russia on April 7, 1910 to George and Henrietta (Gettmann) Heimbigner and died January 3, 2011 in Arlington, WA. At age three, Edith and her family immigrated to Tacoma, WA and continued to live between Tacoma and Colorado., Edith married Arthur Henry Kitzman in Greeley, CO on December 3, 1931. They moved to Tacoma where Edith worked for 29 years as a sales clerk for Sears, Roebuck. Art and Edith enjoyed dancing, babysitting grandchildren, and spending time with relatives., Edith was a member of University Place Presbyterian Church. She moved to Arlington, WA to be close to her son's family in July 2007 and transferred her church membership to Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Marysville, WA., Edith is predeceased by husband, Arthur; and daughter, Dolores Thornhill., She is survived by son, Art (Cookie); son-in-law, Neil Thornhill; grandchildren, Deni Truax (Bill), Mike Thornhill and children Michael and Melissa, Brad Thornhill (Tonya) and children Cory, Zach and Taylor, Becky Kitzman and children Jake and Joey Lanter, Dave Kitzman (Shawna) and daughter Edie, born in 2010, 100 years after Great-grandma Edith., Following husband Art's death in 2000, a memorial fund was established to purchase "Papa's House" outside Voronezh, Russia, a summer camping retreat for orphans. Donations suggested to "Papa's House Russian Ministry" through Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 5115 100th Street NE, Marysville, WA 98270., Edith's service to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, at University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th Street West, University Place, WA 98466.



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 



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



Jason P. Gallaher

Jason P. GALLAHER 11/3/1970 ~ 1/19/2011 Jason persevered for ten years with a chronic liver condition and entered into Glory on January 19, 2011 following an acute illness. Jason was a devoted husband and father. He was a committed follower of Jesus and this showed in all aspects of his life. Jason's integrity, honor, professionalism, sense of humor and ability to always do the right thing, made him a role model for all that knew him. Jason and his wife Katie shared a love that was a true partnership. He was an incredible son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, grandson, colleague, neighbor, church member, and friend. Jason will be remembered for his musical abilities and his love for flying hot air balloons and airplanes. We love you, we will miss you, and are at peace in the confidence that we will see you again. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 28, 2011 at 4:30 PM at Cedar Park Assembly of God Church in Bothell. Remembrances of Jason may be made for the education of his daughters to BECU account #3586740942.



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."



Joseph Bourton

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Joy Crystal Brownlow (Kirby) Daniels

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Juanita D. Thomas

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Judie R. Mateu

Judie R. MATEU Judie's beautiful spirit danced up to heaven on January 12th after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born in Sherman, Texas on 7/31/45. She so loved her family, friends, dogs, music, dancing, shopping and traveling. Judie will be greatly missed by her dear friend and ex- husband, Al, her three children: Allyn, Darcie and Mark; her grand children: Kyle, Teresa, Taylor and Rachel; her sisters, Diane, Francine and Michelle, and many nieces and nephews. She was loved and will be missed by many. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Jan uary 29th @ 3pm at New Hope Minis tries, 15760 NE 4th, Bellevue, WA.



Kathi McCausland

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Kathryn Lee "Kate" Donahue

Kathryn "Kate" Lee Donahue, 25, died January 6, 2011 as a result of injuries incurred by a fire in Puerto Rico., Kate was born May 20, 1985 in San Bernardino, CA. She brought much joy to her parents, Michelle and Tom, and to her brother Keenan during her short life., She spent her childhood in Marysville, WA and Stanwood, WA. Later, she and her family moved to Chandler, AZ where she graduated from Valley Christian High School in 2003. After graduation, she followed her calling to become a nurse like her mother. She graduated from the nursing program at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA in 2005. After working for St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco, she relocated to Seattle, WA and began working for Group Health on Capital Hill in Seattle., She was a vibrant young woman who thoroughly embraced life. Never one to shy away from adventure, she sought out fun in all she did. Her smiling face and quirky sense of humor endeared her to all who met her, whether at work as a nurse, or with her large circle of friends and family. Children adored her because she never forgot how to be a kid herself., In Seattle she met her kindred soul, Jesus Sanchez Vasquez, a mechanical engineer at The Boeing, Co. They wanted to share their lives, and planned to be married on July 17, 2011. Jesus, sadly, also perished in the fire that claimed Kate's life. Everyone agreed that they were the happiest when together., Kate is survived by her parents, Michelle and Tom Donahue of Walnut Creek, CA; her brother, Keenan, of Chandler, AZ; her grandmothers, Patricia Lee Hall, Santa Rosa, CA and Roberta Gee, Clinton, IA; aunts and uncles, Dianna Lee and David Thompson, Ashland, OR; Patrice and Paul Moore, Santa Rosa, CA; Carol Hall and Scott Kinzy, Santa Rosa, CA; Mary and Brett Miller, San Diego, CA; Teresa Donahue, DeWitt, IA; Kevin and Julie Donahue, DeWitt, IA; Vince and Barb Donahue, DeWitt, IA; and Pat and Deb Donahue, Camanche, IA. She also left a large circle of cousins and extended family and friends who adored her., She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Sgt. Darrell Lee, Rialto, CA, Jerry Donahue, DeWitt, IA, and Wally Hall, Kenwood, CA; and her uncle, Bob Donahue, DeWitt, IA., Funeral services for Kate will be held on January 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alderwood Community Church, 3403 Alderwood Mall Boulevard, Lynnwood, WA 98037., A joint celebration of Kate and Jesus' lives will be held at 1:30 p.m. on January 29, 2011 at the Alderwood Community Church, 3403 Alderwood Mall Boulevard, Lynnwood, WA 98037., Contributions in memory of Kate may be made to Wells Fargo Bank #6174877891 for Kate Donahue and Jesus Sanchez. Extra funds not used for medical and funeral expenses will be used to start a foundation in honor of Kate and Jesus., Thank you, everyone, for your love, prayers, and support. As Kate would have requested, remember to squeeze as much joy from life as possible, and savor every second with loved ones.



Kenneth Helling

Sunday, January 23, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Long-time Seattle resident Ken Helling was a wonderful father, grandfather and role model who was always willing to help those in need and bring kindness and humor to interactions. He was born March 3, 1924 in Tacoma and died January 20, 2011



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.



Kevin Paul Skirko

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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 




Linda A. Paget, age 63, of Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011., Linda's Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 19, 1PM, Mount Vernon First Christian Church., Good Steward Funerals



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.



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.



Leasha (Tyerman) Janet

Leasha (Tyerman) JANET Born 4-16-1921 in Ladysmith, BC, Canada. Died 1-16-2011. Leasha was a Coal Miners Daughter who grew up in Black Diamond and graduated from Black Diamond High School Class of 1940. She was married for 60 years to Ernest Janet who preceded her in death in 2001. She and Ernest loved to fish and hunt. Leasha loved to make people laugh. She served her community in various organizations including the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4-H and the Riverton Heights Community Club. Beloved mother of Sharon and her husband Jack Zielsdorf, David Janet, who preceded her in death in 1965 and Ernie and his wife Kay Janet; grandmother of John Zielsdorf, Crystal Senner, Tara Janet, Tod Janet and Troy Janet and great-grandmother of 7. Visitation Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a funeral service Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM both at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd. SeaTac. Memorials suggested to the American Heart Association . Please sign the online memorial guestbook at



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 ..... 



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.



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.



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



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 .....



Michael Wayne Schreiner

Michael Wayne Schreiner was born May 26, 1941 died January 15, 2011., Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 29 at Freeborn Lutheran Church, 2304 300th St. NW. Stanwood, WA.



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.



Muriel M. Swanson

Our mother, Muriel Maurine Swanson, left us peacefully at her home on January 14, 2011, just a few days following the celebration of her 89th birthday on January 8, 2011. She will be greatly missed by her children - Lea (Svein) Gudbranson of Blaine, Carole Sorenson of Bellingham, Lesley (Dan) Roberts of Olympia, Jim (Kathy) of Bellingham & Sally (Steve) McKissick of Woodinville. Grandchildren are Chris Gudbranson, Amanda Swanson, Justin & Sierra McKissick; great grandchildren, Payton & Troy. Also, her precious "companion kitty" Lady Lavinia & "dog friends" Honey & Brandy. Muriel was born in England & came to Canada with her mother as an only child. She later moved to Bellingham as a young bride & became a proud citizen in 1951. She worked in the office at the Bellingham Shipyards & became active politically. The Marietta Fire Department #8 was conceptually formed with husband Ernie on their dining room table with her tirelessly serving as secretary until retirement at age 75. She loved "her boys" at the department & was always proud of their success. Fiercely independent, she was a source of strength for her family & she dearly loved her home of more than 50 years. Her passion was the welfare of animals & she somehow managed to support numerous groups. A few of the things that we will remember forever are her willingness to listen, her thoughtful & beautifully wrapped little gifts & her distinctively lovely handwriting. In lieu of flowers, we know she would appreciate a contribution to a local animal charity in her name. It is impossible to condense our mother's life in this brief writing. To that end, a celebration of her life will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Moles Bayview Chapel in Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Muriel in the online memorial guest book at



Nadeja Jean (Campbell) Booth

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Nancy Murphey

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



OBITUARY: Dr. Lee G. Hendrickson

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: J. Lindsay Oaks

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: John Olaf Blom

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

The John Blom family is honored to share the following thoughts, written by John himself.John Olaf Blom was born at home (in the house behind the church) in Woodville, Wisconsin (St Croix Co.), on February 9, 1929. His parents were Celia Johanna Boumeester Blom and Julius Blom, the local country doctor. He was baptized on July 6, 1929, [...]



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



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 .....



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.



Ralph Walker

Passed away on January 20, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Services will be held on March 13, 2011 at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene. Service time will be announced at a later date. Please visit, for more information.



Randall, Naomi "Na" (Edwards)

Monday, January 24, 2011 1:00 AM 

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



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 



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 



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 Boyd Sorensen

Robert Boyd Sorensen passed away on January 19, 2011., Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at North Sound Church, 404 Bell Street, Edmonds, WA. 



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

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:20 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 11, 1920 - Jan. 12, 2011 



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.



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 .....



Sheryn Rae Hansen Huff

Sheryn Rae Hansen HUFF Passed away unexpectedly at her home on January 14th 2011. Sheryn was born August 8th, 1938 in Jamestown New York. She earned her RN degree at the University of Rochester, where she met the love of her life, Dr. John W. Huff. They married and moved to Seattle in 1959 where they raised three children and became an integral part of the community. In addition to being a wonderful mom, Sheryn volunteered with the PTA, Children's Hospital and Woodland Park Zoo. She was the definition of resilient and radiated a sense of grace. She encountered life's challenges with courage, strength and humor. She touched many lives and gave so much love. Her passing leaves us with a void that cannot be filled, yet her spirit will live on in those who knew her. She is survived by her mother, Jeanette Hansen; Son Glen Huff; Son John Huff (Kelly) and grandsons Alexander and Nicholas Huff; and Daughter Christina Kaylor (Craig), all of Seattle. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Pasado's Safe Haven or a charity of your choice. Memorial service February 5th at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Stephen's, 4805 NE 45th Street, Seattle. Please sign Sheryn's guestbook at



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.



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:



Tsugiko Mercado

Monday, January 24, 2011 3:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 29, 1925 - Jan. 14, 2011 



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.



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.



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 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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