Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Washington Obituaries 01/25/2011


Alex J. Kravits

Alex J KRAVITS Al was born in New Jersey on Nov 7, 1936. He served his country in the US Air Force which took him and his family to Alaska, which he loved. Sadly, he passed away at the St Francis Hopsital in Federal Way on Jan 16, 2011. He was a loving and caring man and is survived by his wife, Colene, son Rick Kravits, daughter Kimberly Park and 2 sisters, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Interment services will be Jan 25, 2011 at the Tahoma National Cemetery @1PM. Donations can be made in Memory of Alex J Kravits, Federal Way ICU Floor, Franciscan Foundation, POBOX 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401.



Alice Rose Hauff

Thank you to Olympia Manor, Roo-Lan Gardens and Hospice. 



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



Ann H. Morgan

No services will be held. Private family burial will be in Stambaugh Cemetery, Iron River, MI 49935. 



Annie McKusick

Annie McKusick, age 97, passed away in Bellingham on Thursday, January 20, 2011. She was born August 28, 1913 in Hoffland, North Dakota to Henry and Thelma (Olson) Barstad. Annie's greatest joy was being a foster mother, especially to young children and helping people in need. Annie also cared for animals, especially cats. She is survived by her son, Raymond (Verna) Lazier; 3 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice at



Becky Wyckoff

Becky Wyckoff passed on to the Spirit World on January 3 in her home, following a prolonged illness. She is survived by her loving and beloved husband, John Blackburn, and their two Doxies, Tigger and Libby., Becky also leaves her father and stepmother, Bill and Joyce Wyckoff of Mukilteo, WA; her sister, Patricia (Wyckoff) Murphy, of Panama; her niece, Holly Murphy; and nephew, Jim Murphy and his wife, Shawna, in the Everett area. In addition, she leaves her nephew and niece, Kris and Kelsey Wyckoff., Becky's family will always be in her heart and her spirit will be with them, along with many dear friendships. Her wishes were that they each know how much they are loved and appreciated for their love and support during her life and subsequent illness. Becky will always be with John, in peace and passion and he in her heart, soul and spirit., There will be no service or memorial at Becky's request. Donations may be made in Becky's name to Hospice of Yuma, 1824 S 8th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364. Their care and compassion during Becky's illness was immeasurable.



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 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 was 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 




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Charles Arthur "Chuck" Drake

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM

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



Chelsie Maureen Reyes

Chelsie Maureen Reyes, 35, went to be with her heavenly Lord and Savior and her earthly father, Samuel Reyes on January 19, 2011. Chelsie was born on May 8, 1975 to Samuel and Susan Reyes in Tacoma, Washington., Chelsie attended Edmonds school district and graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1993. Chelsie was employed by the Tulalip Tribes in various positions, Secretary for CEO, Secretary for the Board of Directors, Tulalip Health Clinic as a medical records clerk and data entry's clerk. Chelsie was known for her cooking abilities. She joined the Uppy's Cooking Crew, she cooked for the Tulalip Board of Directors, Tulalip Enrollment Committee, and for all our family gatherings. Chelsie was very active in all Tulalip Community Events., Chelsie was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Reyes; her grandparents, Sammy and Vi Reyes; her grandmother, Patricia Pearson; and her uncle, Elwin Pearson Jr., Chelsie is survived by her loving spouse, Cyrus Fryberg Jr.; children, Robert Jr. and Samuel; step-children, Bradley and Cyena; her mother, Sue and step-dad, Steven Canda; grandfather, Elwin Pearson; sister, Jessica Reyes (Clinton); nephews, Kristopher, Taylor, and Jaxon; and her niece, Cora., Chelsie also leaves her parents-in-law, Cy and Karen Fryberg; her sisters, Carrie, Jennie, and Kristie Fryberg; and brother, Georgie Fryberg. She will be missed dearly by all her extended family, aunts; uncles; numerous cousins; and very special friends. Chelsie also leaves behind all of her friends in the Facebook World., Chelsie's main love was spending time with her family. She loved watching her children in all of their sports activities. Chelsie loved her "HONEY'S" with all her heart!!!, A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., January 25, 2011 at the Tulalip Tribal Center.



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 www.bonneywatson.com.



Cynthia Ann "Cindy" (Cheney) Reymond

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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: Richard E. Mackey

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Richard E. Mackey, 65, a resident of Princeton, Idaho, passed away late Saturday evening, Jan. 22, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, Wash. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Cremation will take place. Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash., is handling the arrangements. [...]



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. [...] 




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Dave Forman

Dave Forman, 68, of Marysville, WA, died January 20, 2011. He was born the son of Art and Jennie Forman and lived in Snohomish County for 41 years., Dave served in the US Navy in the early 60's. He married Sandy Steele in 1966. Dave was the co-owner and founder of Pacific Topsoils, Inc. He was a pioneer in the field of recycling and a major employer in the City of Everett. Dave was very involved with hot rods, custom cars and trucks. He loved anything mechanical., He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his mother, Jennie Forman, of Yakima, WA; four brothers, Art, Mike, Anthony and Hank; numerous nieces and nephews., A celebration in Dave's honor will be held from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the New Everett Waterfront Center, Blue Heron Room, 1205 Craftsman Way at Port of Everett Marina. Family, friends, business associates and employees are welcome to attend.



Death Notice - Christopher Tolley

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 16, 1968 - Jan. 24, 2011 



Death Notice - Dorothy Smith

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 18, 1909 - Jan. 24, 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 - Geraldine Stanton

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 28, 1920 - 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 - Patrick VanWinkle

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Jan. 24, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Trout

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

Jan. 14, 2011 



Death Notice - Shannon Gilman

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 24, 2011 



Death Notice - Walter Jackson

Friday, January 21, 2011 3:59 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 



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 www.bonneywaton.com.



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.



Dorothy D. Munson

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Dorothy Mae (Scott) Francis

Dorothy Mae Francis passed away January 16, 2011, peacefully, although much too soon, in Scottsdale, Arizona with family by her side. She is now arranging the 1st Annual Scott-Larson Family Reunion in Heaven. Dorothy was born November 4, 1940, to William Henry (Bill/Scotty) Scott and Evelyn Mae (Nettum) Scott in Volga, South Dakota. In 1943 the family moved to Anacortes, Washington, so Bill and Evelyn could help Dorothy's grandparents, Frank D. and Katherine Larson Scott run the Roxy Cafe on Commercial Street (now the Christian bookstore)., Dorothy was active in school, Anacortes Lutheran Church and was an active and ranking member in Rainbow Girls. In 1959 she was appointed as Grand Representative of the Grand Assembly of Washington, Idaho and Alaska. She graduated from Anacortes High School in 1959 and attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colorado from 1959-1960. She returned to Anacortes after college where she took a secretary/office position with Anacortes Veneer, Inc. and met her future husband Duane Worth. They wed in 1961 and settled in North Seattle, Washington. She worked for Bankers Life Nebraska in Seattle until 1964 when their first daughter, Shawn, was born. Dorothy returned to work in 1966 as the secretary/receptionist for Kansas City Life in Seattle. In 1970 the family moved to Lynnwood, Washington and their second child, Cheryl, was born. Dorothy remained a stay at home mom raising their daughters. She was active in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, school volunteer, Blue Bird and Camp Fire leaders as well as a leader consultant., In the 1970's she enjoyed sewing (most of all the girls' school clothes), macramae, painting ceramics and tracing the family genealogy on both parent's sides of the family. Weekends were spent either camping on property by the Skookumchuck River or in Anacortes with family. In 1979 she returned to work for a small home building company in Lynnwood, Colony Craft, Inc. This company was part of a larger company, Murray Franklin. She remained with the company becoming office manager until her retirement in January 2004. Dorothy also organized 16 years of the Scott Larson Family Reunions held at the Bayview Grange Hall. These weekends were full of food, dancing, poker, games, killer croquet tourneys (the winner received the 'Golden Mallet'), Norwegian Horseshoes and fellowship., In 1982, Dorothy and Duane divorced. Dorothy met Bill Francis through her love of square dancing and they have been dancing ever since. Square dancing took them to Canada, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, all over Washington and even a square dance cruise to Nanaimo BC, Vancouver, Victoria. They wed November 22, 1984 and she became the wonderful mother to Troy, Tim, Tami and Terry Francis. They soon came to know the love and care of the mom Cheryl and Shawn had known all their lives. Their family grew over the years to include 12 grandchildren and one great- granddaughter: Jonathan (Scott and Shawn Toevs), Christina (Scott and Cheryl Leid), Justin and Ashley Davenport (Tami and Dave Davenport), Meghan Ellis (Tami and Ed Ellis), Clayton, Corey, Collin and Cari (Troy and Tina Francis), Brett and Amanda Losey, Hayley Francis (Tim and Brenda Francis), great- granddaughter, Neveah Davenport (Ashley Davenport)., In July of 2009 they began a new journey with the purchase of a second home in Casa Grande, Arizona. In the short time they were there, they made many friends through church and square dancing. Dorothy loved the sunny weather, sunrises, sunsets and the joy of exploring new places and meeting new people. Dorothy touched many lives in her 70 short years and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her., Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's name to Scleroderma Foundations, Attn: Donations, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 (or by calling 800-722-4673., Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011, at Evans Funeral Chapel, 1105 32nd St., Anacortes, WA. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Evans Funeral Chapel to be followed by a Graveside Service at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes. A reception will take place at the Anacortes Lutheran Church, 2100 O Ave., Anacortes, following the Graveside Service., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Dorothy, please sign the online guest register at



Dorothy V. (Ballou) Lewis

Dorothy V. (Ballou) LEWIS 4-18-1928 to 1-21-2011 Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Leaving her husband, Willard, of 62 years of marriage; her son, David; daughters, Jodi and Traci; and 6 grandchildren. Everyone who knew her loved her. She was the greatest person in the world. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, January 27th, at 7:00 p.m. at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 28th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Church in Shoreline. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., #300, Seattle, WA 98109.



Doug Jabs Walsh

Doug Jabs WALSH Doug Jabs Walsh, of Seattle, WA, age 55, died on January 13, 2011. He suffered a heart attack on December 30, the day before his wife, Donna, died of cancer. They are survived by their three sons: Nolan, Bryce and Conner. Doug loved family-oriented activi ties including soccer, running, skiing, and hiking. Doug worked at Broadcom as an Engineering Systems Analyst, Principal. He had also worked at Fluke Electronics, Synchronicity Software, and Matrix One. Doug earned Bachelor's Degrees at the University of Wash ington in both Math and Computer Science. He was the Valedictorian of the North Kitsap HS Class of 1973. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy Walsh, of Poulsbo, WA; his brothers, John Walsh, of Poulsbo, WA and Mike Walsh, of Battle Ground, WA. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Walsh. Doug will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Doug and Donna will be held on Sunday, January 30, at 1 PM at Shilshole Bay Beach Club, located at 6413 Seaview Avenue NW in Seattle, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit their sons can be made to the Donna Jabs Walsh Benevolent Fund, 1752 Market St., #400, Seattle, WA 98107.




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Edith lsaksen Hunnicutt Arnestad

Born January 31, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY, Edith passed away peacefully on January 19, 2011., Edith was the daughter of Norwegian emigrants, Karl and Ingrid lsaksen, who eventually settled in Everett, WA. Edith spent the majority of her life in Everett and Mukilteo., She married Fay Hunnicutt and had three children. She married Cliff Arnestad in 1960 and was married for fifty years until his death. Edith retired from Boeing where she worked for thirty years at a job that she loved and where she formed lasting friendships. Edith was a member of the Daughters of Norway at Normana and the Order of Runeberg., Edith is survived by her children, Ingrid Osborne (Jim) in Scottsdale, AZ, Kent Hunnicutt (lrma) in Edmonds, WA and Steve Hunnicutt (Peggie) in Anchorage, AK., Edith is survived by seven grandchildren, Jeff Young, Ingrid Young, lan Young, Rebecca Hunnicutt Farren, Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbaugh, Adam Hunnicutt and Drew Hunnicutt. Her new great granddaughter is Nadine Hunnicutt Farren., She is preceded in death by her brothers, Henry lsaksen and Gilbert lsaksen; and by her husband, Clifford Arnestad., Her hobbies included knitting, needlepoint and reading, and she loved to cook. In her retirement, she spent vacations in Hawaii, traveled to Norway, and made several trips to Alaska., Visitation will be Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett WA 98201. Graveside services will be held on January 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Mausoleum, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County., The family expresses their appreciation for the loving care they gave our Mother.



Eirene "Rene" (Carlson) Boni

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Elaine 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 Batt Scott

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Aug.3, 1921 - Jan. 23, 2011 



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 



Ethel Marie Otto

Mom finally got her wish to be reunited with Dad., She leaves behind many who cared especially the loves of her life, granddaughter, Kim Ellerston, and family; and her grandson, Taylor Betz., As per Mom's wishes there will be no funeral service. She will be interred with Dad at the Tahoma National Cemetery., Enough cannot be said about the loving and compassionate care Mom received at Merry Haven Care Center. The family thanks you and loves you all., Arrangements through Funeral Alternatives.




Florence M. Pressentin, 89, a former longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on January 22, 2011 in Seattle., Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.




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Frank Searfus Passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Madigan Hospital. born in Sandpoint, Idaho Feb. 11, 1927 to Bert and Gladys Searfus. He enlisted in the US Army in 1945 and retired in 1967, serving in 



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.



Frederick Eugene Ewing

Frederick Eugene EWING Frederick Eugene Ewing passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Chelan at the age of 98. He was born in Seattle on February 1, 1912 to Albert and Anna Ewing as the fourth of five children. He is survived by his only child, Frederick Richard Ewing (Lorraine) and their seven children, Moira Ann and Thea of Snohomish, Karl(Alaska), Cully (Seattle), Toby (Bothell), Tim (Japan), and Todd (California) and seven great grandchildren. After graduating from Lincoln High, Fred worked for Seattle Ice Delivery Company with his father who was also a poet. A collection of his poems was compiled by his nephew Peter Cameron and recently published as "Musings of an Ice Man". Fred first delivered ice to homes, and prior to and during World War II, moved on to icing refrigerator cars for the railroads. Shortly after the War, when refrigeration came into being, he then began working for the Seattle Diesel Oil Sales delivering furnace oil to homes and churches all over Seattle and its environs. His last endeavor was as a founding partner in the Carnation Golf Course and residing on the course with his wife Dorothy. She was the main food provisioner for the pro shop and lent her artistic talents to the course in general. Dorothy predeceased him in 1982. Fred later married Margaret Woods of Manson and resided happily there for many years. Memorial arrangements are pending and the family suggests remembrances maybe made to your favorite charity.



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. becksfuneralhome.com. 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 T. "Gary" Minihan

Gerald "Gary" T. Minihan of Battle Ground, WA, passed away on January 21, 2011. He was born July 20, 1940 in Hillsboro, OH to Gerald T. and Alice (Evans) Minihan., Gary attended two years of college and later retired from the Air Force after 30 years as a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm., Gary loved John Deere tractors, MOPARS-cars and trucks and being a member of the Air Force Association., Gary is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith; son, Gerald T. (Angela) Minihan III; daughter, Gigi (Lou) Bice; five grandchildren; sister, Linda Lyons; and mother-in-law, Martha V. Wiegand., He was preceded in death by his father; and mother, Alice Fenner., A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial donations may be sent to the, Please sign Gary's guest book at:



Geraldyne Eloise Soule

Geraldyne Eloise Soule, 74, died of natural causes on Friday, January 21, 2011 at her home in Everett, WA with her husband by her side., Born to Geraldine Marie and Ernest Guy Soule on May 13, 1936 in Eddy, MT, she was known as "Baby Geri" by many. She spent her early years growing up in Thompson Falls, MT. At the outset of WWII, the family moved to Seattle, WA for work., In 1954, she graduated from Cleveland High School in Seattle. In the 1960s, she started working for Eldec Corp. and worked her way up to Contract Administrator until she retired in the late 1990s., She settled in Lynnwood, WA where she raised her two children, Michael and Jennifer, and where she met her husband of 35 years, Jack Anderson, in 1976., She happily spent her retirement with Jack, traveling to Arizona in the winters to visit friends and staying at her beloved family property in Bull Lake, Montana with her sister and family., Geri was truly bigger than life to all who knew and loved her. She will be missed beyond measure and leaves behind her husband, Jack Anderson; her son and his wife, Michael and Lisa Warren; her daughter and her husband, Jennifer Steinle-Hickman and Stacey Hickman; her sister, Carol Soule; nieces, Dawn Bresnan, Dayne Stidham and her husband Gary, and Brandi Bresnan; great-nephews, Trey and Shane Stidham; stepchildren, Steve Anderson and his wife Gayle, Laurie Ray, Brad and Kim Anderson, and Scott Anderson; as well as grandchildren, Rebecca, Brenden, Cody, Kristine, Rodney, Ryan, Allysa, Aaron, Reba, Patrick, Gabe, Haley; and great-grandchild, Rylie-Coral., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201., A reception will follow immediately afterwards at Fairway Estates Clubhouse, 1427 100th Street SW, Everett, WA 98204.



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



Greta Alene Wortz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Harold Wurster

Harold WURSTER Harold passed away January 6, 2011 in Bellevue at the age of 80. He was born September 30, 1930 in Seattle, the son of Harry and Florence Wurster. Harold mar ried Gaylene Price in 1964 and had two children, daughter, Desiree, son, Vincent and grand children Piper, Peron and Austin. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He loved life, his family and friends. In 1956 he joined the "Seattle Sea fair Pirates" and enjoyed the par ticipation with his Pirate com rades for so many years. Harold loved water sports, hydroplane boat racing and water skiing. He was a recreational airplane pilot and also a member of the Seattle Seafair Boat Club. Memorial Ser vices will be Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 1pm at the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., Kent WA 98032



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.



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Ilene (Huisingh) Schroeder

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Irvin I. Knifong

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

November 25, 1919 – January 21, 2011



J. Lindsay Oaks D.V.M., Ph.D

Of Pullman, passed away on Dec. 4, 2010 in Pullman, WA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at 2:30 PM in the Independant Living Terrace Social Room at Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman, WA. KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME, Pullman, WA, is caring for the family.



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.



Joan "Mom" Hooper

Joan 'Mom' HOOPER Age 79 of Redmond. Loving wife of Mark. Mass 11am, Thur. Jan. 27 at St. Louise Catholic Church, Bellevue. Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM FLINTOFTS FUNERAL HOME 



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 Roy Belcher

John Roy Belcher of Vancouver, WA, passed away on January 15, 2011 where he lived most of his life. He was born on June 26, 1949 in Coos Bay, OR., John was a wonderful man who had many good friends and will be missed by all. John is survived by his fiancé, son and daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law, two sisters, one half-sister, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and many more relatives., Military Funeral Honors will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR, 2:30 p.m. on January 26, 2011. Memorial services will be on February 12, 2011, 1:00-3:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #14, Vancouver, WA. Private burial in View Cemetery at a later date., Memorial donations may be made at any Columbia Credit Union in his name., Please sign John's guest book at:



John Stuart Carver Jr.

John Stuart CARVER, Jr. Jack died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Swedish Hospital on January 20, 2011, after a short illness. Jack, a Seattle resident for the past 40 years, was born July 1, 1922, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He grew up in Pullman, Washington, with his parents John and Martha and his brothers Edward and Donald. Jack's family had a long history seafaring, and several of Jack's ancestors in the 19th centu ry skippered square-rigged vessels in the waters between New Eng land and Asia. Jack continued the tradition, racing Beans, his Geary 18 sailboat, out of the Laurelhurst Beach Club on Lake Washington. Jack attended Washington State University where he was a mem ber of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated in 1948 after serv ing five years in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jack was an infantry platoon Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Divi sion. He fought in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. After the fighting ended, he was assigned to the International Security Detachment as a prison officer at the Nuremberg War Crime Trials. He guarded notable prisoners including Herman Goering and Albert Speer. Jack married Nancy Slayden in 1950, and they were married for over 60 years. Shortly after their marriage, Jack was called back to the Army during the Korean War. He served in Korea for 15 months as a Captain and a Batta lion S-2 in the 15th Infantry Regi ment, 3rd Division, during the winter of 1951. Jack later worked with Bank of America as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in the credit card department and as manager of automobile leasing. Prior to that, Jack was in sales with Procter & Gamble. After retiring from Bank of America after 19 years of service, Jack continued to work in sales as a volunteer for United Way. Since retiring from Bank of Amer ica in 1984, Jack has been an active volunteer for the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Socie ty, serving as a member of the Board and chair of the research li brary. Jack worked with PSMHS to organize several public events. He spoke to a large audience at the Museum of History and Indus try on his experience as a guard at the Nuremberg war crime trials. For the past 17 years, Jack has studied history and other subjects through the University of Wash ington Access program. Jack was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, son John Carver and his wife Barbara, daughter Cary Naubert and her husband Mark, and grandchildren: Robby Carver and his wife Caiti, Callie Carver, Charles Naubert, Martha Naubert, and Emily Naubert. A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Avenue, Seattle on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Parking avail able under church. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, P. O. Box 9731 Seattle, WA 98109-9731 Sign John's guestbook at www.legacy.com



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.



Kathlenn Dee Kennedy Mahler

Kathleen Dee Kennedy MAHLER Kathleen was born in Detroit, Michigan to William and Loretta Kennedy. Following her mother's 3-year illness with tuberculosis and Kathleen's living with foster parents, Kathleen and her Mother relocated to Muskegon. After graduating from Muskegon community college Kathleen attended the University of Michigan where she received a BA in Literature. Shortly after graduating, she was invited to England to live with an American family and spent two years helping take care of their children and traveling to the continent. Upon her return from England, Kathleen relocated to Vancouver, BC, where she worked at Simon Frazer University and later renewed a relationship with Daniel J. Mahler of Seattle, whom she'd met earlier at U of M. The renewal 'clicked' and the two were married in June of 1969 at a small church on Fir Island in the Skagit valley, an area to which she became greatly attached. Kathleen soon earned a teaching certificate and taught in the Edmonds and Issaquah school districts. A quirk of fate involving her husband's design of a dress for her and inadvertently making contact with a Lakeside Middle School teacher led to her being invited to an interim teaching position at Lakeside while earning a Masters in Education from the University of Washington. A full position was later accepted and Kathleen soon became recognized for her natural instinct at drawing out the often hidden potential of students, and she gained a reputation for skilled teaching to a wide range of students from different backgrounds. That reputation was to remain with her throughout her twenty-six year career at Lakeside and as well during the seven years she tutored following her retirement in 2000. Kathleen's influence was broad and deep. Besides the many friends, relations and children who witnessed her keen insight, tough learning standards and gentle understanding, there were also those outside of Lakeside in whom Kathleen invested no less energy and intuition. For 16 years, Kathleen volunteered in the CASA (Guardian ad Litem) program administrated by King County. Under this program she served as an advocate for children caught in the legal system with very difficult living conditions. In these efforts, Kathleen projected no shyness in providing, with legal backing, the full force of her loving insight and care in vigorously standing by the child. In August of 2008, Kathleen was diagnosed with a rare cancerous tumor that had metastasized to her lungs and for 15 months she fought with great courage, intelligence, and dignity for some good days that might still await herand indeed did. Ultimately however, at 6:58 am Tuesday 18-January-2011, she died in the arms of her loving husband and sister Patricia. In celebration of this remarkable person, a private memorial will be held followed by a public memorial at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, Kathleen had asked that donations be made to cancer research or to a recognized animal rescue and care organization.



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Kenneth C. Crawford

Died peacefully Thursday, January 20, 2011 after a brief illness in Spokane. He was born to Clarence and Margaret Crawford in Dinuba, CA. Ken graduated from Stockton High School in 1941. He then joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 participating in the Chinese-Burma- India Theater of operations. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievements and received Oak Leaf Clusters to each of these awards. After the war Ken met his wife, Bernice Crawford, and the two were married in 1948. Ken attended Business School in Stockton and was employed by Sears in the credit department. He was promoted to credit manager and worked in several stores in California. In 1963 he was employed by Montgomery Ward's as an area credit manager for the Northwest region. He and his family then moved to Spokane, WA. Ken retired in his fifties to manage and care for his rental houses. He loved landscaping and renovating old houses. His pride and joy was his property on Loon Lake where family and friends enjoyed summer weekends boating and visiting. Ken is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Bernice Crawford; daughter Suzanne Brosseau (Greg); son Kenneth J Crawford (Heidi); younger sister, Ellie Kampschmidt; five grandchildren, Brooke Smith (Ryan), Kelli and Jace Crawford, Matt and Nick Brosseau; and three great-grandchildren, Zach Erickson, Colton and Carter Smith. Ken was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be greatly missed. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 27th at the Sunset Chapel in Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W Wellesley.



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



Kerri Leake

Kerri Leake, age 42 of Bellingham passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was born on August 15, 1968 in Bellingham, to Clifford and Karen Leake. Kerri graduated from Sehome High School and was pursuing a degree in Biology at Whatcom Community College. She was an adventurous, avid outdoors person, who loved skiing, scuba diving and boating. Kerri also had a tremendous love for animals. She is survived by her parents; grandma Harriet McEuen; partner Jeff Engholm; uncle Jerry Mills; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th from 12:00-8:00 PM at Moles-Greenacres Funeral Home. A celebration of Kerri's life will be held on Sunday, January 30th at 2:00 PM at the Deming Log Show Grounds. Memorial donations may be made to Whatcom Humane Society or Whatcom Hospice. You may share your thoughts and memories of Kerri in the online guest book at



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.



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 www.bonneywatson.com.



Lori (Leavitt) White

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Lorraine Mae Knemeyer

1/30/1930 - 1/7/2011 A Memorial Service will be held at the B'ham LDS Church; 2925 James St., on Saturday, January 29th at 2 PM. View photos of Lorraine and share memories with the family at



Louis John Pollak

Born in Spokane on May 27th, 1932 to Louis and Ruth Pollak. Passed away on January 13th, 2011. Louie was a Korean War Veteran and retired from the local carpenters union., Preceded in death by his parents Louis and Ruth Pollak, wife Billie Pollak, grandson Nicholas Marsura., Survived by his daughters and their spouses Teresa Marsura and Al, Sharron Sherock and Mike, granddaughters Rosslynn Groom, Ashliy Barry, Michelle and Emily Marsura, great granddaughter Rileigh Burton., A Memorial Service will be held on January 28, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at SPOKANE CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE, 2832 N. Ruby, 509-324-9375. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the Carpenters' Hall, 127 E. Augusta Ave.




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Maxine was born November 8, 1943, in Enterprise Oregon, to John and Estelle Hall. She moved to Benton City and attended school there. Maxine later moved to Naches and graduated from Naches High School in 1961., She attended Yakima Valley Community College for two years, after which she transferred to Washington State University and graduated with a degree in teaching in 1965. Maxine taught school in Monroe for two years and in 1967 married Bruce Wherry and lived in Yakima until Bruce was drafted into the army in 1969. They lived in Ft. Ord, CA for two years, during which their daughter, Amber, was born., In 1971 they returned to Yakima so Bruce could continue his pharmacy career and in 1974 their son, Craig, was born. When Craig and Amber were both old enough to be in school, Maxine attended Central Washington University to update her teaching credentials for Special Education and began a long career teaching at Moxee Elementary School. In 2000 Maxine and several fellow teachers at Moxee completed a Masters Degree program at Heritage University and all proudly received degrees together., A lung cancer diagnosis in 2002 prompted Maxine's retirement and she and Bruce embarked on a number of memorable trips, enjoying this lifestyle for several years. Bruce and Maxine built a new home in 2005 and enjoyed the comforts and views every single day. After several years of good health, Maxine's cancer returned in 2008. The excellent care provided by Dr. Albert Brady and staff at Washington Hematology and Oncology allowed a satisfying time until her final days were spent at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.




Michael B. Williams, 68, passed away at his home in Jacobson, Minnesota on January 23, 2011 with his wife, Patricia, at his side., He was born in Montevideo, Minnesota, May 20, 1942 to Arthur and Evelyn Marholz Williams. The family lived in Sacred Heart, Minnesota until Michael was six. They moved to Sedro-Woolley, WA where he attended school, graduating from SWHS in 1960., Michael learned to hunt, fish and trap in Sedro-Woolley. Since he loved it so much he was good at it. Probably better than most. These activities became an important part of his life as a boy and continued throughout his life in both WA and MN., As a young boy in Sedro-Woolley, Michael was a Boy Scout and his family belonged to the Lutheran Church. He earned the Pro Deo El Patria award through the Lutheran church. It is Latin and it means "For God and Country.", Michael was indeed a patriot. He loved his country. He believed strongly in the US Constitution. So living on that principle, he joined the USAF in October 1960. One thing Michael always said is that you didn't know where your next deployment was going to be. So you always looked forward to it. He served in San Antonio and Amarillo, TX; in Spokane, WA; in Sacramento, CA and overseas in Adana, Turkey; and in Pleiku, Vietnam during the Vietnamese War., In 1968 Michael was discharged from the USAF. Mike and his family moved back to Washington and then later to Minnesota. He became a, in Montevideo, Minnesota. But his nation called him again and he reenlisted in the US Navy in June, 1972. He was stationed in San Diego, CA; Fallon, Nevada; Rota, Spain. He served as a navy recruiter in the Milwaukee, WA area. He served aboard the USS Independence and the USS Carl Vinson. His final deployment was to Adak, Alaska. He retired from the US Navy in January, 1986., Since then, he and Patricia have lived in Jacobson, Minnesota where Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping., Michael was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints., Michael was preceded in death by his mother and father., He is survived by his wife Patricia of 48 years; his son Michael Troy Williams of Grand Rapids, MN; his daughter, Jana Flewelling (Jason) of Silverdale, WA; siblings Patti Williams of Westminister, CO; Paula Sage of Burlington, WA; Wayne Williams (Pat) of Vancouver, WA; Phyllis Kilmer, of Edina, MN; Steven (Coreen) Williams of Spicer, MN; and Bill Williams of Knoxville, IA. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Derrik, Matthew and Danielle; he is also survived by two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews., Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in Grand Rapids, MN., A special thank you to Itasca Hospice Foundation, PO Box 853, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.



Marcia Corrine Hamilton

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Marjorie Watt

Marjorie WATT Marjorie Watt was born in Bremerton, and lived in Seattle most of her 98 years of life. Many of those early years were spent at Canton Alley within Seattle's Chinatown. Although those years were considered challenging, many recollections were filled with fond memories and innovative ventures. Marjorie and her husband Ralph took over the C&H grocery store near Alki Beach in West Seattle. The C&H grocery eventually became the Golden Sun Restaurant. Marjorie actively participated in the aerobic exercises offered at Alki Community Center. She traveled frequently to Asia and Europe with her niece Gertrude. Her youngest brother James Louie who currently lives in Oakland, CA survives Marjorie. Her loving husband Ralph Watt and nine siblings predecease her. Those siblings are Jennie, Alma, Peter, Fannie, Paul, Rosa, Esther, Phillip and Lily. Services will be held at Bleitz Funeral Home at 11AM on Saturday January 29th. In lieu of flowers, please consider some of Marjorie's favorite charities. They include Kin On Health Care Center, Northwest Kidney Center, The Millionaire Charity Club and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.



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 born in the WWII years on May 26, 1941 in Jackson, Missouri went home to Heaven January 15, 2011 after a short battle with complications of COPD., Mike had a smile and joke for everyone. He was kind and generous, willing to give his last dollar to anyone who needed it. He loved to hunt, fish and ride his motorcycle until an accident badly injured his knee and put an ending to his "riding free." He then had to give up his hunting, and eventually his fishing, as ill health began to keep him from these favorite pastimes., After completing school, Mike joined the U.S., (Tank division) spending several years in Germany. Upon returning home, he lived in numerous places throughout Washington, including Everett and Stan-wood. His favorite job was that of forest ranger in the Verlot area shortly after his military years. He often spoke of this job with a twinkle in his eyes. An avid football fan, Mike woke up in the hospital to the news that the Seahawks beat the Saints and were but one game away from playing in the Super Bowl, Oh, how he was looking forward to that next game in Chicago., As much as Mike seemed to be a solitary figure, he was careful in selecting who would come into his life and world. He often tried to portray this feeling of being a "loner" throughout his life but he was actually a real "people" person. Mike often telephoned his older brother, Gary; nephews, Brian and Blaine; his sisters, Betty and Patricia to help fill the voids in his day. Sometimes, Mike seemed to be desperately lonely as he fought through his pain but he did not let it interfere with his relationships. He loved and cared about his family and friends., Mike was preceded in death by his father, Carl Schreiner; mother, Anna Hazel (Schreiner) Haaseth; sister, Devonna Horn; and brother, Jim Schreiner., He leaves behind sister, Betty Craig (Terry); brother, Gary Schreiner (Sandy); sister, Becky Sundberg (Leroy); sister, Patricia Carsner (Terry); and numerous nephews; nieces, extended family members and friends, all of whom will lovingly miss him every day., To a person, we will sorely miss Mike, and the love he shared so freely will continue. We can all move forward with our lives at Mike's direction, "Live your dreams today and be happy.", A celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011 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., 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.



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.



Nancy Stevenson

Our beloved Nancy completed her earthly journey on January 19, 2011 and is now in the prescence of her Lord Jesus Christ. She was born in Seattle, WA to Ray and Irene Huddle on September 24, 1943 and graduated from Highline High School., Nancy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Don; son, Timothy, of Mill Creek, WA; daughter, Dian, of Redmond, WA; her four beloved grandchildren, Jake, Summer, Mason and Ava; and Oliver, the tiny canine., Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 SE. 37th St. Bellevue, WA., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Nancy Stevenson Memorial Charitable Trust at any Chase Bank branch. Proceeds will help fund Womens Ministries.



Neil Keith Smith

Neil was born November 10, 1940 in Seattle, Washington and went to be with the Lord at 10:00 a.m., January 7, 2011 in Seattle, Washington., Neil was a Veteran of the US Navy., He is survived by wife, Marilyn Smith; father of Amy Lunde, Gregory Smith, Melissa Johnsen, Mandy Lutz; five grandchildren, Mikaela Lunde, Jordyn Johnsen, Christian Johnsen, Gabriel Johnsen, Ethan Lutz. Also survived by brothers, Robert Smith, Russell Smith; sister, Barbara Riggs, and numerous nieces; nephews; and their families., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., January 29, 2011 at Christian Faith Center in Everett.



OBITUARY: Claudia Zook Anderson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: Dorothy L. Peterson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: 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 Lucian Burns

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: 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: Lucille Fenwick

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Lucille Fenwick, a longtime Moscow resident, passed away in her sleep Dec. 12, 2010, in Battleground, Wash. She was 83.Lucille was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Vaughn, Mont., to Clifford and Fern Hansen. She and Harry Fenwick were married April 14, 1946, in Great Falls, Mont. She lived in Montana, Idaho and Washington and came to Moscow in [...]



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 [...]



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 



Patricia Palmer

Patricia Palmer, a longtime resident of Everett, Granite Falls, and Lake Stevens, Washington, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family., Pat was born in Fairford, England on February 26, 1934. She was one of six children born to parents Fred and Winifred Herbert., She met her husband Scotty Palmer while he was stationed with the USAF in 1951 and they married on June 26, 1952., Pat loved old western movies, reading, spending time with her family, and, according to her grandchildren, gave the best hugs and had a laugh that was contagious., Pat is survived by her husband, Scotty Palmer; her children, Linda Slaughter (OR), Michael and Carol Palmer (OR), Carol and Greg Dandurand (OR), John and Sarah Palmer (WA), and Jim Palmer (WA). Pat is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews., She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Kath Jones; brothers, James and Michael Herbert; and her daughter, Cathy Palmer., Memorial gifts may be made to Adventist Health Hospice, 5835 NE 122nd Avenue, Suite 135, Portland, OR 97230., At Patricia's request, there will not be a service.



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 .....



Penny Lynn (Canady, Walker) Wood

Penny Lynn Wood passed away on January 21, 2011 at her home in Everett, WA with her husband and daughter by her side., Born July 21, 1963, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Mickey and Martha Walker, and William and Mary Angilley; parents, Hy and Barbara Walker; and brother, Johnny., She leaves behind her husband, Mark Wood; her daughter, Cassandra Canady; and her sister, Kathy., The last two years were some of her happiest, doing things with Mark she's always wanted to do. She was our Angel and will be missed by many., There will be a memorial at the American Legion Memorial Park in north Everett, on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., followed by a potluck at the Buzz Inn Lakeshore in Lake Stevens at 3:00 p.m.



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.




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Ricardo Cruz-Mejia age 26, passed away January 16, 2011. Richard had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need and loved his children., Service will be held Tuesday January 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Funeral Home., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.




Richard enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, collecting coins and playing cards. He was a devoted father and family man. Later in life his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was a member of the American Legion and Pasco Senior Center., Richard is survived by his wife Ardith O'Banion of Pasco, WA, daughters Darlene O'Banion of San Jose, CA, Debbra Houk of Las Vegas, NV, Diana Thornton of Goldendale, WA, and Donna O'Banion of Superior, Wyoming, 2 sisters Margaret Ross of Pasco, WA, and Onral King of Anchorage, AK. 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.



Ralph Enzweiler

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 20, 1921 - Jan. 22, 2011 



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 ..... 



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 G. "Mac" McLeod

Richard G. 'Mac' McLEOD Born May 14, 1927 in Everett, Died January 16, 2011 in Seattle. He joined the Merchant Marines at 16 serving in the Pacific Theater during WW II and proceeded to serve in Korea and Vietnam aboard US Merchant Ships in harm's way. In 1958 he was award ed the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award and the Carnegie Medal for Heroism for saving a ship mate's life who had been knocked in the frigid waters off Shemya Island, Alaska. In the 60's he began working for Foss Launch and Tug, retiring in the early 1990's. Mac met the love of his life and soul mate at 14 at Seat tle's Paramount Theater, and proposed to her shortly after the end of WWII. They married on March 8th 1947 and were blessed with 8 chil dren. Mac and Cheri's involvement in the Catholic family organization known as the Jubilee Club helped in still his love of camping, travel and adventure in all his children as well as his sense of humor and solid work ethic. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Celestine 'Cheri' McLeod who passed on March 7th, 2009, and his 3 brothers and sister. He is survived by his 8 children, Marcy, Kathy, Dan, Maureen, Paul, Karen, Joanne and Molly, 16 grand children and 9 great grandchildren. Mac will be interred alongside Cheri at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday, January 31st at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Reception/ celebration at Renton Technical College 2:30-4:30.



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 Asa "Bob" Spickard

We are sorry to tell you that Robert passed away after a long and well fought battle with cancer. Robert was born in Clarkston, WA on 12/17/43. His family was in the grocery and ranching business. He enjoyed his younger school days on a large cattle ranch where he rode his horse to the one room school house on their property. These years as a rancher's kid had a life long impact on his work ethic and his values. He attended the U of I where he received a bachelor's degree and claimed that besides mining he studied "skiing and all things outdoors." For most of his adult life he was a commercial contractor and built many large commercial properties in the Pacific Northwest. Robert was a pilot, ski instructor, fisherman, avid hunter and horseman. His affiliations included the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol, volunteering at Crosswalk and most recently he served as President of the Inland Empire Backcountry Horseman. His middle name was "how can I help you" and the list of projects and assistance he shared with whoever asked, is long and impressive., He is survived by his son Ryan J. Spickard of Seattle, WA; brother Steve J. Spickard of Spokane, WA; step-daughter Mickenlee Fitzner and granddaughter Kylee Fitzner of Spokane, WA; Aunt Thaes Spickard; Niece Janice McKelvy, cousins Margaret and Charles McKelvy of New York; cousins Mike and Billy Provost of Clarkston, WA and partner Mary C. Butler of Spokane. He also leaves a huge and appreciative extended family including, numerous nieces and nephews, best pals and hunting buddies., A Memorial and Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 1 PM at the Windsor Grange at 4417 S. Assembly Rd. Please bring a picture of Bob if you have it for the memory board. We'll return your photos if you attach your address. You can also post pics and memories to his Facebook page., Memorial gifts can be made to the Inland Empire Backcountry Horseman (IEBH) a 501C3, at POB 30891, Spokane, WA 99223. They are going to continue a wilderness area project that Bob was most passionate about., Dad, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and lover we will do all we can to replace the sorrow of your leaving with a life well led that will make you smile!



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 



Ronald G. Wiebe

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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.




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SERVICE NOTICE: Betty Jean Anderson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

The funeral for Betty Jean Anderson of Moscow will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. She died Jan. 13, 2011, in Spokane at the age of 73. [...] 



SERVICE NOTICE: Donald R. Satterlund

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Donald R. Satterlund, 82, of Pullman, died on Dec. 4, 2010, in Pullman, Wash. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the Independent Living Terrace Social Room at Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home handling the arrangements. [...]




She was born in Boise, Idaho, on November 25, 1941 to Louise Olive and Claude Milo Slattery and so named Mary Josephine. At the age of 11 she was adopted by William and Lois Price of Hailey, Idaho who then changed her name to Susan Maurine Price., She spent most of her childhood and teen years on her adopted parents 1,000 acre cattle ranch. Attended grade and high school in Hailey and loved the beauty of the area. At the age of 18 she moved back to Boise, Idaho where she then got married and had her 4 children., In 1979 she became a volunteer Marriage Coordinator for the Idaho State Corrections Board. In 1983 she worked at the Women and Children's Crisis Center in Boise, Idaho as a domestic violence counselor and house a superivsor. In 1985 she moved to Mackay, Idaho and went to work for the Countryside Living Center as a house supervisor and counselor. She enjoyed her work and loved the opportunity to help others. It was her true calling., In 1989 she moved to Kennewick, Washington, where she met and married her husband Richard P Brunton in 1996. She enjoyed her retirement and spent many quiet days scrap booking, redecorating her house and playing cards with her husband and friends. She always had a small dog or two that were her babies and loyal companions., Her pride and joy was to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She instilled such strength, generosity and the meaning of life in all of us. She truley touched our hearts and will be more than missed.



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. ..... 



Severin, Bill

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 AM 

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



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 www.washelli.com.



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.




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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



Vickie L. Coward

Vickie L. Coward passed away on January 20, 2011., Services were held in Prescott, Michigan on Monday, January 24, 2011. Local services to be announced at a later date. 




Willis "Will" Elder, 49, passed away at his home in Burlington on Thursday, January 20, 2011 due to complications from diabetes., Will was born in Burlington, WA on February 6, 1961., He attended school in Burlington and graduated in 1979 from BEHS., Will began working as a Union Electrician in 1995 and was employed by Valley Electric from 1998 until July of 2010 when poor health forced him to stop working., Will had been a hardworking foreman for the past ten years but his favorite pastime was spending time with his kids., He was a remarkable, loving and devoted father. Will had a great sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes on people. He fought very hard the last few months to regain his health so he could be here for his kids. He loved them so very much! They will have great memories of him to bring them comfort, especially knowing how much he loved them., Will is survived by his three children, Marissa, Cassie and Kyle Elder, all of Burlington. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Clobridge of Fresno, CA; siblings, Jed Carter - Daytona Beach, FL, Kelly Carter - Daytona Beach, FL, Lorrie Carter - Kenai, AK, Crystal Elder - Mount Vernon, WA, Ben Elder - Burlington, WA, D'arcy Elder-Centeno - Burlington, WA, Felisha Arden - Alger, WA, Marina Schenk - New York, Meredith Sweney - Phoenix, AZ, Dan Elder - Alger, WA. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Anna Elder of Bow, WA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., Will was preceded in death by his dad, Ed Elder and brother, Jared Elder., He will be missed by many friends and family., Funeral services will be held at Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, WA on Wednesday, January 26th at 2pm. Viewing will be held from 9am to 11am., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Will Elder Children Memorial Fund at People's Bank., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.



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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