Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Washington Obituaries 1/26/2011


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



Arnold William "Arnie" Hartgrave

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM 

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




Betsy Winnifred (Grubb) Stenger passed away at home, surrounded by her family, in Anacortes, WA, at the age of 103 on January 22, 2011. She was born on September 26, 1907 in Burke Co., ND, the third of eight children of John and Annie (Swenson) Grubb., She attended grade school in a one-room country school and graduated from Bowbells, ND High School in 1925. She then attended Minot Teachers' College and taught in a one-room country school near her parents' home for four years before her marriage to Hardin Stenger on February 25, 1930., They moved to Hamilton Co, NE, where he worked for Henry Wanek before moving to Stockham, NE. In 1935, during the Depression and Dust Bowl, they moved to Poplar Bluff, MO, where Hardin and his brother, Andy, owned and operated an auto parts store., Hardin and Betsy returned to Aurora, NE in 1939, where they farmed until 1963. In 1963, they moved to Lynnwood, WA where Hardin and his son, Jack, owned a coin-operated laundry business., During these years, Betsy was active as a homemaker and was always involved in church and charity work, extension clubs, and her childrens' activities. In 1972, they moved to a small acreage near Granite Falls, WA., They moved to Anacortes in 1994 to make their final home with their daughter and son-in-law. Hardin died on June 28, 2008 at the age of 101., Betsy loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers. She loved crafts, which included making quilts for all her children, grandchildren, and most of her great-grandchildren until her eyesight began to fail. Another special joy was traveling around the country to visit friends and relatives. She was always an excellent hostess and loved to play games with her family and friends., She was a wonderful cook and baker and was well known for her fried chicken, apple pie, and always had a variety of cookies to offer her family when they came to visit. As one friend put it "if you put your feet under Betsy's table, you were blessed"., The most important things in life to Betsy were her faith, her family, and her many friends. She especially cherished the time she spent with her family and friends, which she did until a week before her death. She was an inspiration to so many people, both young and old. She will be greatly missed., She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Helen Moe, Sadie Manley, Vivian Kirkelie, Cordelia Gooduck, Yvonne Butler; brother, Bill Grubb; 1 granddaughter, Betsy Jean Mosley; son, Jim Stenger; and husband, Hardin., She is survived by four children, Jack (Arleen) Stenger of Edmonds, WA, Jeanine (Jim) Murphy of Anacortes, WA, Betsy Jane Mosley of Anacortes, WA, and Jennifer Calnon of Mountlake Terrace, WA; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Sam Stenger, of Anaheim, CA; and many nieces and nephews., Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Anacortes. Donations can be made to the Gideon's, the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice. Condolences to the family can be sent to 11575 Whistle Lake Road, Anacortes, WA, 98221., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Betsy, please sign the online guest register at




In 1967, Bettie went to work for Old National Bank of Washington, retiring in 1987. She was always proud to be part of the bank., Over the years she took part in several organizations: Beta Sigma Phi, Epsilon Beta Chapter, and Franklin County Democratic Central Committee serving as a precinct person for 5 years and as secretary for 2 years, Credit Women International and Tri-Cities Credit Association. During this time she received awards for Credit Woman of the Year, the Gold Pin Award and Credit Individual of the year. She was an active member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine Club of whom she was very proud., She was most currently a member of the Women's Moose Chapter 1204 and had been a member since 1972. She is a member of Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles Area No. 2485 and the American Legion Auxiliary No. 2008., She is survived by her husband, Ed Schubert; daughters, Bonnie Goodell and Julie Burton; son-in-law Randy Burton; grandsons, Cody Goodell and Casey Goodell; three sisters, Donna Mae Dalton, LaVon Krienke and Juanita Green; and her brother-in-law Homer Dalton. She loved them deeply plus all of the relatives and friends she left behind., Over the past 20 years there was a very special 'Girls Night Out' where the girls would meet weekly for dinner and cards. These ladies were very special to her., She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Minnie Graham; first husband, Larry Boldman; daughter, Lorena Jeanette Boldman; and sister, Daphyn Brown., She married Ed Schubert in 1990 and they enjoyed many happy years together, including mushroom hunting in the Blue Mountains, many weeks spent on the ocean at Grayland, WA, roaming Elks R.V. Club, trips to Laughlin, NV, cruises and casinos. She always enjoyed life to the fullest., Services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union, in Kennewick, Washington.



Barbara L. Lannen

LANNEN, Barbara L., Barbara passed away January 14, 2011 at her home with family at her side. She was born September 2, 1937 in Spokane, WA to Philip and Hulda Stoltz. She married Edward "Mike" Lannen in April of 1962., Barbara worked and lived the majority of her life in the Silver Valley. She enjoyed her family and friends, reading, her flowers and the beauty of the outdoors. She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church, The Smelterville Lions Club, and was an avid supporter of the Kellogg Elks., Barbara is survived by her step children Bernard Lannen, Cataldo, ID, Maureen Boone, Santa Cruz, CA, and Michalene Hauser, Pacifica, CA; grandchildren, Brent Lannen, Anchorage, AK, Shawn Lannen, Calgary, B.C., Kimberly Stanphill, Auburn, WA, Jennifer Reno, Las Vegas, NV, Eric Flanigan, Morgan Hill, CA, Jonathan Lannen and Gregg Lannen of Kellogg, ID; twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, two sisters, her step son Vernon and her longtime companion Bob Turnbow., The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kellogg, ID., Special thanks to her niece Sharon Lamm, and Friends Ruthie and Dave Lambert for their loving care during her illness. Thank you also to Hospice of North Idaho., Memorial donations may be made to Silver Valley Cancer Center, 208 Oregon St., Kellogg, ID 83837; the Smelterville Lions Club, PO Box 192, Smelterville, ID 83868; Hospice of North Idaho 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.



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 May McMaster

Betty passed away January 24, 2011 in Moses Lake. She was born in Hendrix, OK on August 19, 1930 to Lee Roy and Maybell Kelley and was the fourth of six children. She took delight in reaching the age of 80 when no one else in her family had done so. When she was 16, Betty met Victor McMaster who was a sailor in the U.S. Navy. They were married on March 30, 1947. At the age of 20 Betty was the mother of three children; Venda, Vicki and Mike. The family lived in El Monte, CA until 1958 and then moved to Canada to study the Bible at Prairie Bible Institute. Her husband Victor passed away in 2002. In 2006 Betty moved to Ephrata to live in the Basin Retirement Home to be near her daughter Vicki. She loved the last years of her life in Ephrata, and she enjoyed living in a small town. Betty is preceded in death by both parents, one sister and four brothers. She is survived by her daughters Venda Adams of Auburn, WA, and Vicki (Dave) Johnson of Ephrata, son Michael (Janice) McMaster of Mission Viejo, CA, along with 10 grandchildren Ruth and Matt Hochstedler, John Adams, Paul and Amanda Adams, David Adams, Kim and Chad Lavine, Bryan and Katie Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Ryan, Patrick and Jennifer McMaster and seven great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 28th at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA. The Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 29 at First Baptist Church, 327 C Street SW, Ephrata, WA. Memorial Contributions may be made to New Hope Farms, 40 New Hope Farm Rd, Goldendale, WA 98620, a Christian group home for disabled adults where her Grandson David lives.



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 A. Petty, 80, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon., He was born on May 30, 1930 in Hardy, Nebraska the son of Charles & Francis (Traub) Petty., The Petty family moved to Sedro-Woolley when Charles was a young boy and there he was raised and attended school. He graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1948., He later joined the U.S., and was stationed in Fort Lauderdale, FL., Charles worked for Boeing for a while and at other occupations but worked foremost as a welder at Skagit Steel (Bendix) for many years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union and was awarded a certificate for 45 years of loyal service., Charles' love of his family came first, then camping., He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenda, at the family home in Sedro-Woolley., His son, Mike Petty and his wife Sherry of Lyman; and his two daughters, Becky French and her husband Walt of Birdsview and Nancy Petty of Sedro-Woolley; his brother, Eugene Petty and his wife Donna of Vader, WA; and his sister, Betty Adams and her husband Elwin of Anacortes; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews., No immediate services are planned., Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Charles and and sign the online guest register at




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Cindi was preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie and George 'Brute' Dana. She leaves to cherish her diva memory, husband Marty Rhynard; daughters, Yolanda R. Williams (Omaha, NE); Trebla and Reginald Chelly of Seattle, WA; and adopted daughter, Adela Rhynard; brothers, Ken Dana (Bev) of Newburg, OR; David A. Dana and Sister Diana Crocoll (Ron) of Benton City; Grandsons Keired and Rachaun; granddaughters, Tonika, Brianni and Nella; special sisters, Sami, Diane, Chanda and Connie, Nikki; special niece, Alyssa, and special cousin Joann; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many dear friends.




She is survived by her husband and partner of 18 years, Leroy 'Wes' Moran and her four children, Theresa L. Zimmer (CA), Norma F. McRoberts (Pasco), David D. Springer (Pasco), and John A. Springer - Niki (Richland). Plus her mother, Ellen Heath (Pasco), and many stepchildren, grandchildren, Gabriel McRoberts (CA), Shalanda McRoberts (WA), Samantha Springer (Richland), Austin Springer (Richland), Jesse Springer (Richland), Brook Springer (WA), Stephanie Springer (Kennewick) and great-grandchild Destiney McRoberts (Richland)., Clara was preceded in death by her first husband, John Springer, sisters Georgia M. Lippert and Judy L. Lippert, and brother Clarence E. Lippert., Clara loved the outdoors, camping and fishing. She had a need to help everyone and she was a mother to all. 'Clara/ mom/grandma, your family and friends are going to miss you greatly.', A graveside service will be held at City View Cemetery, 1300 N. Oregon Street, Pasco, WA, on January 28, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., with a reception following at her church at 3:00 p.m., Heritage Assembly, 107407 E. Badger Road, Kennewick, WA, 99338., In lieu of flowers, please contribute funds to Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 W. Court Street, Pasco, WA 99301 toward funeral expenses.



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.



Charlotte R. Nelson

NELSON, Charlotte R., Passed away January 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born in Tacoma, WA on February 4, 1919 to Elmer and Bertha Endicott. Charlotte grew up in Tacoma and would later work in the shipyards. She worked up and down the coast from Alaska to California before retiring in Spokane. Charlotte was an active member of Hillyard Senior Center and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. where she loved to dance. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Elmer Henspeter and Lester Nelson. She is survived by her two sons, Robin and Chuck Henspeter, sister Lucille VanWagner, brother Jack Endicott, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At her request, no services will be held.



Chester C. Widener

Surrounded by his family, Chet passed away peacefully on January 22, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Chester was born on August 27, 1915 in Peach, Washington to Charles and Nona Widener. Chet served in the United States Navy and then at Consolidated Aircraft during WWII. He retired from Georgia Pacific Corporation. Chet enjoyed sports, fishing, gardening and traveling. He had extensive knowledge of the Spokane Valley and his recordings are on record at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. Chet was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Irene; brothers Edward and Donald; sisters, Jean, Marguerite and Maxine. He is survived by his brother, Ray (Wilma) Widener of El Cajon, California; children, Linda (Jim) Ramsey, Dale Widener, Jim (Leila) Adams, Bob (Shirley) Adams and George (Tammy) Adams; grandchildren, Loreen Adams, Alicia Ramsey, Renni (Don) Doney, Linda (Tim) Wohlers, Janice (Oren) Tupper, Joe (Crysta) Ward, Heather Ramsey, Joshua (Bre) Ramsey; numerous other grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended families. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 and on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA.



Christine T. Vining

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

September 6, 1925 - January 22, 2011Smith Funeral HomeHeaven's got a brand new angel in the choir. Mom, a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, was the daughter of a southern preacher and an incredible lady of grace, 



Clara Russell

Clara was born on January 1, 1915 in Spokane, WA. She passed away on January 23, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was a resident of Spokane, Green Bluff and Elk, WA all of her 96 years. She is survived by her children; Barbara Bennett, Beverly (Charles) Offield, Robert (Beverly) Russell, Betty (Steve) Weed, Ronald (Mary) Russell and Debra Stacy: 16 grandchildren: 21 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren; sisters, Elvira Blain and Hazel McKelvey; sisters in law Phyllis and Nora Strand, and Elsie Russell; brothers in law, Bill and Charlie Russell. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Russell; her parents, Peter and Emma Strand; her sisters Ella Newton and Myrtle Charon; and her brothers, Goodwin,Leland and Harvey Strand. Clara was a much loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, GiGi, and we will miss her. She will be in our thoughts daily. Love you Mom, you are the best . In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Juvenile Diabetes Association, 9 S Washington St Suite 704, Spokane, WA, 99201.



Corazon C. Azzouzi

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Curtis Lee "Curt" Strickland

Curt Strickland passed away at home Saturday night after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was born the youngest of nine children in Mooseheart, IL to Agnes and Clair Strickland. He spent the first ten years of his life at Mooseheart Orphanage, as his father passed away before his birth. His family lived in Aurora Illinois and he graduated from Aurora High School in 1973, after which he was one of the "few good men" who served in the Marines until 1977., He married his wife Robin (Lamb) of Twin Falls, ID, after which they spent a year with the Marines in N. Carolina, where they welcomed their first son Justin., They relocated to the Northwest after the Marines, where their second son Jonathan, daughter Kerry, and third son Jordan were born. They lived 9 years on Bainbridge Isle in the Puget Sound before moving to Vancouver, WA in 1996, where he resided until his death., After the Marines, he earned his Computer Programming certification and worked as a programmer for more than 30 years at several Northwest companies, most recently ODS Companies of Portland, OR., He loved to run and competed in several events, including the Portland Marathon, Seattle Marathon and Hood-to-Coast multiple times. He was an active father, coaching several sports teams (he loved catching runaway balls during his kids' soccer games!) and serving in AWANAS (especially running the games!). He was also an eloquent writer, and has left quite a wealth of poetry, devotionals and essays that reflect the man he was. He loved spending time outside working in his shop or yard, and even when he was sick he recruited his boys to keep his many projects going!, Curt served the Lord faithfully and was an elder at Faith Baptist Church in Hazel Dell. He and Robin also led worship at their church in Bainbridge together. He was a bold man of God and avid teacher of the Bible, and that fervor has impacted the lives of his children, grandchildren and all who knew him. Throughout his illness he had been very confident in his faith and made sure those who loved him knew his future lied with the Lord., Curt is survived by his wife of 34 years, Robin; son Justin (33), daughter-in-law Crystal, and grandson Kyden; son Jonathan (28), daughter-in-law Elise, granddaughter Solveig and grandson Lincoln; daughter Kerry (25); and son Jordan (21); as well as his mother Agnes; and siblings, Clair (LeRoy), Marilyn, Charles, Gwendolyn, Carla, Kitina, and Rita., He was preceded in death by his father Clair; and sister Mary., A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Faith Baptist Church in Vancouver, WA., In lieu of floral arrangements the family requests living plants as Curt loved to garden; or please make any donations to Lymphoma/Leukemia Cancer Society., Please sign Curt's guest book at:



Cynthia Ann "Cindy" (Cheney) Reymond

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

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




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DEATH NOTICE: 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. [...]



Dallene Evelyn (Hull) McSorley

Dallene Evelyn McSorley (Hull), age 87, passed away January 14, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after a two-year struggle with cancer. Born in Laramie, Wyoming, June 26, 1923, to Dall and Evelyn Hull, she moved to Whatcom County, Washington, in 1929. She was a graduate of Ferndale High School in 1941 where she worked as a librarian, then as a clerk at the Ferndale U.S. Post Office. She married Eugene McSorley November 29, 1941, who has preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Jeff and Susan McSorley, Lynden, Washington, Sandi and Bob Stewart, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Ron and Joeen McSorley, Ferndale, Washington. Dallene also worked at the Pioneer Ridge Rest Home, at Clary Jensen's Floral Shop, for Dr. R.V. Tucker as his gold lab technician, and finally for Whatcom Dental Lab, where she retired. She was a member of the United Methodist Church for several years where she sang in the choir and then became a Seventh-Day Adventist in 1974 where she served as a Community Service Leader for many years, sharing the love of Jesus and the Gospel to many. She is also survived by three sisters, Helen Hansen, Snohomish, Washington, Hazel Lintz, Bellingham, Washington, and Bonnie Cratsenberg, Bellingham, Washington; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Services will be held at the Ferndale Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2488 Mountain View Road, Ferndale, Washington, on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at 2:00 PM. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ferndale, Washington. Memorial contributions can be made to 3ABN, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896. You may share your thoughts and memories of Dallene in the online guest book at



David C. Titchenal

Passed away January 16, 2011 in Spokane, WA his home Spokane, WA. He was born August 1, 1932 to Charlie and Louise (Schalock) Titchenal. He attended school in Edwal and graduated from Edwall High School in 1950 and entered the US Navy in 1951 and served in Korea until 1955. David is survived by his sister-in-law Jan Titchenal of Spokane, WA and several nieces and nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Frank Titchenal, and one sister Maebelle Perrone. The family would like to thank the VA Hospital and their staff for the special care shown to David during his stay. A Military Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Reardan Cemetery, Reardan, WA. In Lieu of flowers family suggest memorials be made to the donor's choice. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Death Notice - Albert Roberts

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

Aug. 2, 1940 - Jan. 25, 2011 



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 - 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 - William Schwentner

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

May 8, 1945 - Jan. 21, 2011 



Dianne L. Steel Knutsen

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Donald Edward Dingman

A longtime resident of the Denison area near Deer Park, Washington, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011. He is the dear husband of Myrna L. Dingman (married 54 years) and the loving father and father-in-law of Greg Dingman, Eric Dingman, and Donna and Terry Dearing. His brother is Bruce Dingman of Denison. Don enjoyed six grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson. Born in 1932 at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada, he worked for the Bureau of Public Roads in Juneau, Alaska, served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a car inspector for Great Northern/Burlington North Railroad having worked there for thirty years, retiring in 1986. He is a life member of the V.F.W. Post 3067 in Deer Park. Don and Myrna have a 1928 Model "A" Ford Sports Coupe which Don had in many parades in various communities in northeastern Washington. Funeral Services honoring Don will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 29, 2011, in Deer Park at the Open Door Congregational Church followed by a reception at the V.F.W. in Deer Park. Private interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane.



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



Donald Satterlund

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.



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.



Doreen Houghton

Doreen HOUGHTON Age 91, passed away in Spokane, WA on January 23, 2011. Services will be held at a later date. 



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 Baumann

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

March 17, 1923 - Jan. 18, 2011 



Dorothy D. Munson

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Dorothy Mae (Scott) (Worth) 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, WA, so Bill and Evelyn could help Dorothy's grandparents, Frank D. and Katherine Larson Scott run the Roxy Café on Commercial St. (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, CO 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. 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 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 1970s she enjoyed sewing (most all the girls' school clothes), macramé, 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 1 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 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Evans Funeral Chapel, 1105 32nd St., Anacortes, WA. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 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



Dr. Ralph P. Bilbao

Dr. Ralph P. BILBAO Dr. Ralph Bilbao, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on January 2, 2011 while vacationing on Maui. He was born to Delfin and Margaret Bilbao on December 25, 1941 in New York City, New York. He, his parents, and his twin brother soon moved to Plattekill, New York where his extended family owned and operated Villa Garcia, a popular Spanish resort. A private and stoic man, only Ralph's family and closest friends knew that he struggled with Type I (Juvenile) diabetes from his youth. He never complained nor compromised his activities because of this debilitating disease. Throughout his life, his first love was his family, with whom he enjoyed his most pleasurable experiences. Downhill skiing, golfing, and body surfing were the vacations of choice while his sons were young. He also reveled in attending every single one of his sons' school games, and in retirement Ralph was gaining even more enjoyment from attending the practices and games of his three grandchildren. Ralph attended the University of Miami for his bachelor's and master's degrees, earning a 6th year administrative degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and his doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. To hone his intuitive negotiation skills, Ralph also studied labor relations at Cornell University. A natural leader, Ralph put his formal training to good use as a lifelong, highly successful educator. Ralph moved quickly from teaching and coaching to high school principal, superintendent of schools, and ultimately college president. In each of his positions he was known for having an unmatched ability to blend the needs of the students with the fiscal responsibility of the educational organization. Strong, decisive and knowledgable, he was a role model for future administrators. Ralph retired after 45 years of dedicated service to students in Florida, Maryland, New York, Washington State, and Arizona. Ralph was pre-deceased by his parents and his first wife, Sherrie Kleiger Bilbao. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Elaine Burdick Bilbao of Mill Creek, WA ; his son Marc and family (wife Tara and grandchildren Megan and Jake) of Long Beach, CA; his son Paul and family (fiancee Althea and grandson Lane) of Bothell, WA; his stepson Scott Wood and wife Rocio Resendiz of Pasadena, CA; his twin brother Gene Bilbao and wife Betty of Benton, PA; three nephews; three grand-nephews; and two grand-nieces. In memory of Ralph donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International at



DuWayne C. Watts

WATTS, DuWayne C. "D.C.", DuWayne was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Alma. He is survived by sons, Dr. Michael Watts of Detroit, MI, Alan Watts and Steven Watts, both of Spokane, WA; daughters Delores (Archie) Grant of Spokane, WA, and Susan (William) Poindexter of Spokane, WA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving companion, Lillian Anderson. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Watts. DuWayne retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 36 years as a general supervisor, he also worked at the Foley Library at Gonzaga for 15 years before retiring. DuWayne was a Veteran of the Merchant Marines during WWII. His hobbies included fishing, camping, repairing radios and TVs. He also loved spending time with friends at Chapman Lake and enjoyed traveling by train and going on cruises. At his request, no services will be held.




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Earl James Hartsfield

Earl James HARTSFIELD Passed away January 21,2011 at his home on Camano Island. He was born in Coolidge, Georgia to Oscar and Navy Hartsfield. Earl served in the Navy from 1945 to 1949. He spent many years building homes in the greater Seattle area. Earl loved fishing and camping with his family. He loved Jesus and was active in several Churches. Earl is survived by his wife Betty, Sons Douglas and Jeffery Hartsfield and daughter Debra Hartsfield,four sisters, Geneva Jenkins, Allean Alday, Faye Butler and Gwen Speigner. A memorial service will be held at River of Life Church, 606 Arrowhead Rd. Camano Island WA. 98282. on January 30th at 2:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County.



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 De cember 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 Presbyteri an Church Choir in Bothell, WA for ten years. Elaine then began teach ing 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 culminat ing in her service as president at Quilters Anonymous, an organiza tion devoted to preserving the heritage of quilting. Predeceased 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 Ceme tery 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 A. Halfon

Eleanor A. HALFON April 20,1925 ~January 25,2011 Our beloved Eleanor died peacefully at home of natural causes early January 25th. After graduating from Garfield High School, class of '44, Eleanor worked for many years at various Seattle department stores. She met her future husband Solomon (Sol) at the Yesler Public Library when she was just 15. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Eleanor is survived by her husband Sol, son Alan and daughter in law Debra and grandchildren Ryan and Kelly (Tyler), all of Southern California. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27th at 2 pm at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave., Seattle. Donations in her memory may be made to the Northwest Kidney Center or the organization of your choice.



Eleanor Batt Scott

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

Aug.3, 1921 - Jan. 23, 2011 



Elizabeth Wessels

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

Aug. 9, 1929 - Jan. 22, 2011 



Esther C. Solberg

Esther C. Solberg, 95, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, January 20th, 2011. She was born on September 12, 1915, in Canby, Oregon, to Arndt and Marit (Bjornabak)Boe. Esther married John O. Solberg, July 20, 1941. She will be remembered for her love for the Lord, family, and music. God blessed her with a talent for the piano, that she used for His glory, as a pastor's wife, in the different congregations they served. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband John and infant son, John Eugene. She is survived by son, Marvin (Diane), daughter Carolyn, grandchildren Britta, Tryg, Ingrid, Lang, Greta, Jen and Hart. Visitation is Thursday, January 27, 7-9pm, at Triumph Lutheran Church 5719 Church Rd Ferndale, WA. Graveside service Friday January 28, 1pm at Enterprise Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 29, 1 PM at Triumph Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Mission PO Box 548, Bellingham WA 98227. Share memories with family at



Floyd McCauley

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

March 1, 1915 - Jan. 18, 2011 



Floyde McCauley

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March 1, 1915 - Jan. 18, 2011 



Frederick Eugene "Fred" Ewing

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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 Al bert 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 grand children. 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 deliver ing furnace oil to homes and church es 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 services will be held at Northshore Bible Church, 123 Wapato Pkwy, Manson, WA at 2:00 PM, Sat urday, January 29th, 2011. T




Gladys Maria Gonzalez, 95, of Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon., She was born on June 20, 1915 in San Ramon, Costa Rica, the eldest daughter of Estela Mora and Ismael Aglietti., Gladys was born into a very musical family. She and her two sisters, Berenice and Moraima and her two deceased brothers, Franklin and Noro played several instruments including the piano, organ, and violin. Gladys had a beautiful voice and along with her sister, Berenice, sang in the church choir since their youth., At a very young age, Gladys married Dagoberto Gonzalez and formed a family with their three children, Jorge Luis, Alfredo and Yadira., Gladys was a very positive and happy person, always smiling and making others feel good. She loved to participate in activities at the Church of Saint Charles in Burlington and to lead many to a closer relationship with God. Gladys was always a tremendous teacher and an inspiration to her students., Gladys' love for teaching also led her to teach Spanish to American missionaries in the Language School of San Jose, Costa Rica, and in the United States she taught Spanish conversation in workshops at Wichita State University. She held private lessons at her home and was always ready to help others practice their Spanish., She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers; her husband of 66 years, Dagoberto; and her eldest son, Jorge Luis of Naranjo, Costa Rica., Surviving Gladys is Reverend Alfredo Gonzalez and his wife Luisa of Columbia, South Carolina; her daughter, Yadira Young of Guemes Island; grandchildren, Sally Bloom, Susan Ferro, and Jorge Gonzalez of Florida, and Joe and Fred Gonzalez of South Carolina as well as Melody Young of Guemes Island; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandson; 2 sisters in Costa Rica; and many other close friends and family members that dearly called Gladys, Lalais., Memorial donations in Gladys name may be given to Saint Charles Catholic Church Hispanic Ministeries., The family would like to thank Mira Vista Care Center and its excellent personnel for the great care they gave Gladys during the last three years. The family would also like to greatly thank her religious family at Saint Charles Catholic Church for all their love and care at her funeral which took place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, January 22, 2011., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Gladys, please sign the online guest register at




Grace Elizabeth McKinley Grace Elizabeth McKinley, 89, died January 15, 2011. She was born January 16, 1922 in Glendale, CA, and was a lifelong resident of California before retiring to Gig Harbor. Grace was in awe of God's creation and loved traveling, riding motorcycles, and Bill Gaither music. She attended Brooklake Community Church, and was a member of the Red Hat Society and Sweet Adelines Mission Viejo, CA. Grace is survived by husband of 11 years William K. (Ken) McKinley of Gig Harbor, WA, sister Ruth Fortney of Encinitas, CA, sons William Chapman (Carlene) of Arlington, WA and Jeffery Chapman (Carol) of Bonney Lake, WA, daughters Kristina Lee Stillsmoking (Jay) of Rockwall, TX and Rebecca Chapman of Vancouver, WA, step-daughter Kerry Bergus Payne (David) of Gig Harbor, WA, grandsons Greggory Zeliff, Ed Chapman (Melissa), and Christer Bergus, granddaughters Shaundra Everett, Kimberly Boncynzski (Rick), Katie Bergus, Rachel Bergus, and five great-grandchildren Mikala, Cody, Kayna, Jarrett, and Trent. A Celebration of Life Service to be held at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, 8503 SR 16 West, Gig Harbor, WA at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Donations may be made to the




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George Walter Rounsville

Passed away January 21, 2011 in Rathdrum, Idaho. He was born April 15, 1937 to Harry and Lillian Rounsville., George loved the outdoors, whether it was gardening, puttering around in the yard, camping, fishing or huckleberry picking. He also really enjoyed going on what he and his siblings called their geriatric road trips., He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 24 years Bonnie Rounsville, nine brothers and two sisters., George is survived by his children Linda Rounsville, Jeff Rounsville, Ken Rounsville and Sandy Wynn; his siblings Lillian Pugh, Betty Gibson, LaVerna Lee, Dale Rounsville and Doris Wells; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 29th at Yates Funeral Home Coeur d'Alene Chapel 744 N. 4th st Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83814. YATES FUNERAL HOMES has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit George's memorial and sigh his online guest book at



Gerald William Keevy Sr.

Gerald William Keevy, Sr., was born on November 6, 1919, to Charles Edward and Leila Helen Keevy. He peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 22, 2011. Gerald is survived by his son, Duane (Anne); daughter, Karen Ornee (John); daughter-in-law, Kay; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marie; sons, Donald and Gerald William, Jr. (Bill); and brothers, Donald and Gene., Gerald was born and raised in Spangle, WA. He had fond memories of his childhood and always was happy to ride along the roads in the country and reminisce about his early life and experiences. He joined the US Air Force and was stationed in Denver, CO, where he met Esther Marie Dahlberg and fell in love at first sight on July 4, 1943. They married on September 24, 1943. Gerald and Marie celebrated 62 years of a strong, loving marriage., Gerald will be remembered for his devotion to his family and his quiet faith. He always worked hard to provide for his family and lived a life of honesty and integrity, sprinkled with a generous sense of humor. He had a special love for children and each one that came along made him smile. He was the head of a family that will strive to carry on the values he taught and modeled for us., A celebration of a life well-lived will be held at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., Spokane, WA 99218, on Friday, January 28 at 11 AM. A graveside service will be held following the memorial at Spokane Memorial Gardens at 2 PM. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 27, from 4-6 PM at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE, SPOKANE., The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation for the special care he received during the last five years at Greenbluff Terrace Adult Family Home. The staff was kind and caring, and gave his family comfort and peace of mind knowing he was in good hands. The residents and staff will be missing him and his accordion concerts. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to present Greenbluff Terrace a gift in his name. Contributions can be arranged through Karen Ornee.



Gere Ann Schreiner Callahan

Gere Ann Schreiner CALLAHAN Passed away at home January 22nd, surrounded by family. Often describing herself as a homemaker, nothing gave her greater joy and satisfaction than to provide a welcome place, a warm cookie, and a ready ear. Gere Ann was preceded in death by her son Mark Callahan and is survived by her husband Thomas D. (Tom) Callahan, her daughter Ann Callahan, her son-in-law Terry Hendrickson, her grandchildren Emma Ashbrook, Matt Hendrickson, and Emily Hendrickson, and her sister-in-law Mariella Callahan. A celebration of her life will be held at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, WA on Saturday, January 29th at 2:00pm. She will be buried near her son and parents in Condon, OR. The family suggests that memorials be sent to the Gilliam County Library, PO Box 34, Condon, OR 97823.



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.




1/16/26 - 1/15/11, Helen L. Hooker of Mount Vernon, died peacefully at Mt. Glen Retirement Home Saturday night, just 20 minutes before her 85th birthday. She was born to Clifford & Helen Challender in Jackson, MI, where she grew up with her 5 brothers., Helen married her childhood sweetheart, Donald at age 17 in 1943 & lost him to cancer after 50 years of marriage., During WWII, she worked at the Oldsmobile plant & later moved to Owosso, MI & became a self-employed beautician. In 1962, the family moved to Hawthorne, CA where she worked for Hughes Aircraft & retired after 22 years. In 1995, Helen moved to Mount Vernon to be with family & volunteered at Mount Vernon Senior Center for 10 years driving for Meals on Wheels., Helen loved working in the garden, hers & anybody else's. She was very adventurous & loved "repairing" things. She was a loving grandmother who also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, & canning for her many grandkids. Helen also enjoyed bingo, cards, tri-ominos, traveling & gambling with her many friends & family., Helen is survived by her 3 children: Virginia Bevington of Torrance, CA, Susan O'Connor (Don) of Mount Vernon, WA, and Michael Hooker (Melissa) of Bayfield, CO. She also leaves 1 brother, Duane Challender (Peg) of Buena Park, CA. Helen had 9 grandchildren: Jimmy O'Connor (Karri), Shannon Kevorkian, Julia Ackley (Chris), Kimberly Bevington (Hutch), Dana Wyatt (Geoff), Mesha Marsh (John), Micah Hooker (Amy), A.J. Hooker, Shannon Miller (Brian). She also had 26 great-grandkids and 1 great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins., Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Ernest, Donald, Wilford & Earl., The family would like to give a special thank you to the very loving and caring staff and caretakers at Mt. Glen retirement home. We couldn't have taken any better care of her than they did., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the, foundation at 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494., A celebration of life will be held at the Mt. Vernon Senior Center at 1400 Cleveland Ave. on Feb. 4th at 3:30 p.m.



Harold Elias Hansen

Harold Elias HANSEN Harold (Hal) Elias Hansen died peacefully, January 21, 2011. It was a great blessing that so many friends and family were able to visit him and express their love in the weeks prior to his passing. Hal was born October 2, 1919 in Rosvik, Norway. At age 5 he immigrated with his parents, Haakon and Elfrida Hansen to Vancouver, B.C., then to Seattle at the age of 8. After graduating from Garfield High School in 1939, he joined his father in commercial fishing. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Ship's Cook during WW II. After the war he started his career as an entrepreneur, which led him to founding The Alpine House, a very popular ski and sporting goods store in Bellevue, WA. Later, Hal enrolled in Lutheran Bible Institute and was soon asked to become Business Manager. When he retired, he claimed he had not retired, but was re-fired to benefit others even more. Hal took Jesus' message of "whatever you do unto others, you do unto me" very seriously. Hal was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Mercer Island as well as Mercer Island Covenant Church. He actively supported the beginning of Primm Tabernacle Church. He served as Deacon of Outreach Ministry at Mercer Island Covenant Church for over 10 years which led Hal to become very involved with Operation Nightwatch and Echo Glen Children's Center. Hal is preceded in death by his first wife, Maxine Jarvis, mother of their children. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, children Heather (Larry) Brynn, Paul Hansen and Sonja (Wes) Kalbfleisch, stepchildren John Gwinn, Mary (Craig) Nicholls, Molly (Dave) Weller and Jennifer (Rob) McGlothern and 13 grand children: Colin, Melissa, Kelly, and Rachael Brynn, Acacia and Soren Kalbfleisch, Tim Gwinn, Julia (Darren) and Katherine (Matthew) Nicholls, Margaret and Sam McGlothern, and Simon and Grace Weller. Hal also leaves numerous family members in Norway. Hal was a true Viking: adventuresome, fearless and an avid fisherman, skier, cook, and sailor. Whatever he undertook, he always commited his full energy and generous heart. He will be long remembered and his good works will carry on. Mass of the Resurrection will be at St. Patricks Church (815 E. Edgar, Seattle) at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 31st followed by a reception at the church. The burial will take place following the reception at 2:30 at Sunset Hills in Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be designated to Operation Nightwatch, PO Box 21181, Seattle, WA 98111 or Providence Mt. St. Vincent Foundation, 4831 52th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126 where he received such loving care the last 3 1/2 years.



Helen Bernice Smart

Helen Bernice Smart died on January 21, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. She was born on February 12, 1920 in Miles City, Montana to Roscoe Calvert Foley and Estella Eliza Farris Seaton Foley. She was raised in the Miles City, Montana area and attended a one-room school at Garland, Montana. At 16, she moved to Lamont, Washington where she graduated from the Lamont High School. After high school, she moved to Spokane and worked various jobs. She got married June 25, 1943 to Rex Mealey Smart in Spokane. During World War II she worked painting planes. After the war she and Rex moved to a farm south of Spokane near Windsor Grange. They lived there for about four years. Then they moved to Spokane. In 1962 they moved to Elk where she resided until she passed away. Helen was a room mother for her children and a Brownie leader. She loved gardening and sewing, even making all of her children's clothing until they got "too cool" to wear homemade clothes. Helen liked to go huckleberrying, backpacking, and hunting. One of her hobbies was raising peacocks. She canned all of her own foods until the last three years. She was still quilting up to the time of her death. She was involved with the Methodist church over the years and her last church was the Elk Community Church. She is survived by her children: Melva Lohstroh of Spokane, Barbara (James) Anderson of Suncrest, Mary Ann Hotrum of Spokane, and David Smart of Elk. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Bret, Kim, Scott, Jenny, Julie, Heather, Charity, Peter, Melody, Andy, and Amber; 28 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rex (2003), her parents, siblings, and her son, Lee, in 1964. Funeral Services honoring Mrs. Smart will be held in Elk, WA at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Country Church of the Open Bible followed with interment in Elk Cemetery #1. A reception will be held at the church following the interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America or a charity of your choice.



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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Herbert Richard "Herb" Giles

Herbert Richard Giles passed away on January 19, 2011 at his residence in Portland, Oregon. Herb was born on November 13, 1926 to parents Herbert W. and Helen Giles., After graduating from high school Herb enlisted in the Navy and honorably served his country during, Soon after being discharged from the service he married the love of his life, Doris Lorraine Stewardson on March 27, 1948. Compassionate and devoted to Doris, Herbert held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. It was extremely hard for him when Doris passed away in May 2003., Herbert greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers who all loved and respected him . He worked primarily as an Assistant Vice President for First Interstate Bank of Oregon., Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Herbert Richard Giles. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved. Herb leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Trish Walters (Doug), Marcia Green (Randy) and Mark Giles (James); grandchildren, Kristin Green, Dan Green, Emily Walters and Natalie Walters; brother, Dale Giles (Nancy); a sister, Nancy Anderson (Bob); and a host of extended family and friends., A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2010 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Washington. Herbert will be laid to rest in Willamette National Cemetery with military honors., Please sign Herb's guest book at:



Irma L. Moore

MOORE, Irma L., Born July 30, 1919 in Spokane, WA; entered into rest January 22, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Irma is survived by her daughter, Gail L. Hills (née Wallingford) of Kennewick, WA; two granddaughters, Arlene D. Hills of Shoreline, WA and Cheryl L. Bush (husband, Michael) of Selah, WA. Preceded in death by her brothers, Frank and Robert Larson. She graduated from North Central High School in 1937 as Valedictorian and attended Kelsey Baird Secretarial School. Irma served as secretary to various legislators in Olympia (1960s). She also served as supervisor of elections of Spokane County (1950s -1960s). Irma was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Spokane, and member of Daughters of the Nile. She will always be remembered for her friendships and generosity, and faithful service in her church. Private interment at Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, WA. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA in care of arrangements.



Irvin I. Knifong

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

November 25, 1919 – January 21, 2011



J. Lindsay Oaks

Of Pullman, WA was born August 6, 1960 and slept to peace at 7:15 AM on January 15, 2011 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA. Arrangements will be made through KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME OF PULLMAN, WA.




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As a young child, Luke always wanted to hear the story behind the story and had an uncanny ability to draw the story out of people. This gift, coupled with his capacity for great empathy, provided him with a very wide circle of friends and loved ones. His interests varied from playing the drums and guitar, skateboarding and snowboarding, to reading great literature. He was 8 years old when he read Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and upon finishing the book said, 'I want to write like that someday.', If you were sick, Luke was the person you wanted near as he consistently put the person in need above himself. He also volunteered his time with World Relief, delivering furniture with his grandpa, Frank., Luke was hired at the age of 10 as a paperboy for the Tri-City Herald after he spent a solid month, unbeknownst to his parents, leaving the voice message, I'm Luke LaSalle, I'll be turning 10 in January and would like a paper route. Luke delivered papers for over four years, on his rollerblades., After turning 16, he began working at the local Barnes and Noble where he continued to work as a seasonal employee while he was home on school breaks. Most recently, he worked as a staff editor on CWU's newspaper, The Observer., Luke attended Sacajawea Elementary, Hanford middle and High school and completed the Running Start program at CBC, earning his Associate of Arts degree by the time he graduated from high school in 2009. He continued his education at WSU Tri-Cities and Central Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with a double concentration in journalism and convergent media. He will be awarded his degree posthumous in the spring., Luke is survived by his parents, John and Sheila LaSalle of West Richland; sisters, Danielle of Seattle; and Lauren, at home. He also leaves his grandparents, Mary and Joe Praino and Frank and Marty LaSalle. He is also survived by his many aunts and uncles and many, many good friends.




Following retirement he served with the IRS as committee representative to two groups EITC Committee and Area 6 Committee and enjoyed travel with them. Most recently he donated hours to the Med-Star unit in the Tri-Cities and greatly enjoyed the many friendships he made during that time period.



James A. Robeck

James A. ROBECK May 6, 1932 ~ January 20, 2011 James Andrew Robeck was born in Everett, WA to the Rev. A.E. and Myrtle Robeck. He attended school in Aberdeen, WA, graduating from Weatherwax High School in 1950. He attended Grays Harbor Community College and Seattle Pacific (College) University, where he played on the varsity basketball team. He graduated in 1955 with a B.A. in Education. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years, one in Alaska. He returned to begin his career as a teacher and coach at Evergreen High School (1956-1973) in the Highline School District. In 1963, he earned an M.S. in Physical Education from the University of Washington. He completed his career at Highline High School where he coached the varsity basketball team (1973-1991). After retiring in 1993, Jim enjoyed travel, golf, gardening, hiking, running, and getting together with friends. He experienced kidney failure in 1998 and then received kidney dialysis treatments for 13 years, allowing him to continue to enjoy some of these activities. He also served as a Patient Representative on the Regional Council for Northwest Kidney Centers. Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol (Smith) Robeck; daughter, Susan Peters (Bill); sisters Kathryn Sundquist (Don) and Eunice Robeck of Tacoma; as well as brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, and their families. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 30th at 3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be directed to Northwest Kidney Center Foundation, P.O. Box 3035, Seattle, WA 98114.



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 incredi ble 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. Remem brances of Jason may be made to The BECU Gallaher Education Benevolent account



Jemyni K. Bean

BEAN, Jemyni K., Was born in Pendleton, OR on May 27, 2000 and climbed the tree to the heavens on January 24, 2011. She attended Garfield Elementary School, enjoyed music and hearing other children around her. Jemyni is survived by her loving parents, Robert S. Bean, Jr. and Cynthia A. Bean and by her sister, Brittany L. Bean. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA . Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sunset Mausoleum Chapel on the grounds of Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery, with Father Mike Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment to follow. Guestbook at



Jerry Caturia

Jerry W CATURIA Jerry W. Caturia passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on January 18. He is survived by his wife, Trudy Caturia, six children and numerous grandkids and great-grandkids. The memorial will be on Thursday, January 27 at 2:00 PM at St. Pauls of Shorewood Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA. To view more about his life, please go to



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 Alfred Syverson

Passed away January 23, 2011 after a lengthy illness. He was born March 6, 1922 in the family home in Orchard Avenue in the Spokane Valley to Clara L. and Alfred H. Syverson. His father was President and founder of Spokane's Syverson-Kelly Advertising Agency. John completed his entire schooling in the West Valley School District, graduating in 1940 and earned a high school tennis championship. He continued to play tennis into his 80's. John also earned his Eagle Scout Award. During high school he met his future wife, June Evelyn Smith and they were married 66 years. They attended Washington State College together until WWII led them to new responsibilities. John served in the Army Air Corp, trained as a B-17 and B-29 pilot and co-pilot in the south. Upon returning to Spokane after the war he was a buyer and salesperson for the Crescent. In 1954 he moved his young family to Greenacres, WA to pursue a dream of farming where he built and maintained a successful egg production farm. Later in life John became a Real Estate agent for Alvin J. Wolff. For the past 20 years John and June have resided at Rockwood Forest Estates where they both have been embraced and lovingly cared for by the community. John was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved sister Dorothy Godsall. He is survived by his wife who never left his side, June Syverson; son John Jay Syverson (Sandra) of Seattle; daughter Janie O'Brien (Steven) of Spokane Valley; grandsons Darby O'Brien (Autemn) and Dan O'Brien (Misty); five great-grandchildren Skyler, Kenzie, Keenan, Ian and Aidan. He was "Uncle John" to loving nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Berean Bible Church family for care and prayer and the loving staff of Rockwood Atrium and health care center who embraced the entire family through these years. Memorial Service 2:00PM Monday, January 31, 2010 at Rockwood South Retirement Community, 2903 E. 25th. Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clara Syverson Nursing Library Foundation at Rockwood Estates or the Northwest Alzheimer's Association.



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.



Josephine S. Rohme

ROHME, Josephine S., Josephine S. Rohme passed away January 22, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born February 9, 1926 in Spokane, the daughter of Joseph and Susana (DiLuch) Priano. Josephine is the sixth of seven children, all who grew up in Spokane. Josephine met her husband Wayne Rohme in 1950 and married in 1951. Their marriage was of 60 years. In 1958 their son, Mike was born. Josephine worked for Tidyman's after Mike grew up and was their Food Demonstrator. She was known as the pizza lady serving pizza and flaunting her Italian Heritage while wearing her green, white and red Italian hat. Wayne and Josephine's passion was being with the American Italian Club where their lives were enriched with close friends and social gatherings. Josie loved to dance and her laughter and humor brought smiles to everyone she came in contact with. We love her and will miss her. Josephine is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Wayne Rohme of Spokane; son Mike (Teresa) Rohme of Spokane; brother Tony (Marge) Priano of Spokane; sisters Mary Pohle and Francis Good both of Spokane; and grandson Cameron Rohme of Los Angeles, CA. Visitation will be held Friday, January 28 from 12-5pm with Vigil Rosary services beginning at 5pm all at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11am and will be celebrated at Gonzaga Prep School Chapel, 1224 E. Euclid, Spokane. Committal will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall Street. Memorial contributions are suggested to S.C.R.A.P.S., 2421 N. Flora Rd., Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Please visit Josephine's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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 L. Knudsen

Judie went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2011, after complications from a stroke. Judie was married to Marlin (Greg) Knudsen, the love of her life, for 33 years. She has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Judie enjoyed entertaining friends and family, playing bingo, and watching her grandchildren grow. Judie is survived by her husband, Greg; son, Daryl; daughters, Kristi and Jennifer; granddaughters, Jessie Lynn and Avery Mae; and great-grandson Camren. She was preceded in death by her son, Jayme; sisters, Shirley and Carlene; and brother, Chuck. Special thanks to Tenaj Gower, and the staff at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for the fantastic care in her final days. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home.



Judy Pate Patton

Judy Pate PATTON Age 57. Born October 22, 1953 in Seat tle. Passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. She attended Beacon Hill Grade School and graduated from Franklin High School in 1971. Judy was noted for her sense of humor and her knack for making new friends. She was a gentle and kind person. Survived by her mother Rudy Peacock; her daughter Misty Patton; aunts, Millie LeTourneau and Bertha Miyatovich; and three cousins. Funeral service 11 AM Friday, January 28, 2011, at Columbia Funeral Home. Interment Lakeview Cemetery.



June Littlejohn

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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



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.




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Laurel McKenna

Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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.



Linda Lu Breeden

Linda Lu BREEDEN nee Swanson Beloved mother and grandmother passed away on January 17, 2011, at the age of 69 with family at her side. Linda was an amazing and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Swanson, husband, Len Breeden and sister, Barbara Bolt. She is survived by her daughter Keely (Anthony) Garcia, daughter Kerry (Marty) Crosby, son Roger (Kandice) Woodward, daughter Megan (Danielle) Woodward, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, mother Martha Swanson, brother Roger (Judy) Swanson, sisters Mary (Mike) Hurley, Susan Dahl and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was a role model as a gracious and patient person. Her beautiful smile, infectious laughter and quick wit brought so much joy to all who knew her. A celebration of her life will be held at Camp Long on Sunday, February 6th from 11am - 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Linda was dearly loved & will be missed by her family and friends.



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.



Lynn Santos

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Lynn Santos, age 69, of Yakima, Washington, passed on January 21, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was born in Hasbrook Heights, New Jersey on March 10, 1941 to Carolyn and Ira Mercer. Ly 




Dad's education was cut short but his experience and talents were tremendous. He could repair anything. He was proud of his career in construction on many roads, bridges, dams and pipeline project in the Pacific NW and Alaska.



Margaret Humphreys

Margaret HUMPHREYS Born October 18, 1927, in Niagara Falls New York passed away January 22, 2011. Margaret was very active in Lake City Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, PEO, Nation al Parliamentarian, Group Health Volunteer, and a Mensa Member. She also served in the Peace Corps. Margaret was a very active volunteer. If people could give half of what Margaret did think of how nice the world would be. Margaret is survived by her two sons Ben and Mark, his wife Betty and two grand children, JD and Jennifer. Services will be held at Lake City Presbyterian Church, Saturday Jan uary 29, at 1:30 pm.



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.



Matthew C. Lootens

Former Whatcom County resident, Matthew C. Lootens, age 49, died unexpectedly Monday, January 24, 2011 at his home in Bow, WA. He was born January 28, 1961 in Bellingham to Gustaf and Marlene (McGarva) Lootens, and attended Nooksack schools. An outdoorsman at heart, Matthew loved hunting, fishing and was employed as a logger. He was known for his creative mechanical abilities and was a collector of treasures. Tara, Taz and Tangy were his beloved American Bull Dogs. Matt married Tammy Hanowell in 1982 and following a divorce they remained friends. He later married and divorced Julie Pennio and they also remained friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Lootens; brother, Mark and sister, Holly; Matt is survived by his son, Blake (Bethany) Lootens and their son Liam of Nooksack; daughter Brooke Lootens and her daughter Avery Corn of Sumas; step-children Jacob (Ashley) Fletcher of Sumas and Susan Fletcher of Bow; father, Gustaf Lootens of Everson; brother John (Vicki) Lootens of Everson and sister, Debbie (Peter) Messner of 100 Mile House, B.C. and numerous relatives and friends throughout Washington who will mourn his passing. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, January 28, 11:00 am at Nooksack Cemetery with Pastor Carl Crouse officiating. A fellowship gathering will follow at Sumas American Legion Hall. Memorial donations are suggested to a charity of your choice. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



Maxine Fay Wherry

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:01 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Maxine Fay Wherry, 67, of Yakima, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Maxine was born November 8, 1943, in Enterprise, Oregon, to Jo 



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 McBride

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

April 27, 1943 - Jan. 22, 2011 



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



Nancy Goodnow Hoagland

Nancy Goodnow HOAGLAND 85, was born on March 12, 1925 and passed away on January 22, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born and raised in Aberdeen, WA and graduated from University of Portland Nursing School in 1947. She moved to Seattle after graduation and was married to Floyd Van Fleet Hoagland (who preceded her in death) in 1951. In early years she worked as an x-ray technician and she also worked as an RN at NW Hospital from 1966 to 1988. For Nancy faith and family came first and she devoted herself to her five children. She loved her many friends and enjoyed traveling and spending time with them. She especially enjoyed her beach getaways whether it was in Grayland, WA; the Oregon coast or Hawaii. Nancy was an avid gardener. She was a wonderful, involved grandma and recently a great grandmother. Nancy is survived by her children: Catherine Hoagland, Nancy Hughes (Randy), Sally Hoagland, Mary Hoagland (Alex Kutsick): and her son, Tom Hoagland; grandchildren: Heather Hansen (Dan), Jessica Hughes, Molly Kutsick, Alexa Hughes and Lucas Kutsick; and great granddaughter, Mackenzie Hansen. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Hoagland. A Rosary service is scheduled for 7pm on Friday, Jan. 28, at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Avenue S, Edmonds; with Funeral Mass scheduled at 11am on Sat., Jan. 29, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 322 N 175th Street in Shoreline. Memorial Donations may be given to the American Cancer Society .



Nola Pauline Patterson Betzing

With her family at her side, Nola Pauline Betzing of Vancouver, WA, passed away at the Mennonite Home in Albany, OR on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the age of 95. Pauline was born September 3, 1915 in Hotsprings, AR. She later moved to Vancouver, WA in 1930. Pauline graduated from Vancouver High School class of 1934. Pauline was a medical receptionist and mother. She enjoyed helping with Vancouver High School Reunions and belonged to the Junior Women's Club. She was involved with many bible studies, enjoyed daily devotions, and a member of First Christian Church and Columbia Christian Church., Pauline was preceded in death by her husbands, Thurston A. Thibodeau, died 1970, Percy E. Thom, died 1985, and Francis R. Betzing, died 2000. She is survived by her 4 children: William Thibodeaux of Albany, OR, Linda Bogar and Paula Clark of Corvallis, OR, and Neal Thibodeaux of Woodland, WA; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grand children; 7 step-children: Anne Weeks of West Linn, Albany, OR, Leah Nelson of Turner, OR, Diane Allen of Salem, OR, Margie Davis of Washougal, WA, Joann McMichael of Sun City, AZ, Dorothy Betzing of Vancouver, WA, Don Betzing of Seabeck, WA, and Rick Betzing of Vancouver, WA; 14 step grandchildren, 19 step-great-grandchildren., Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA., A viewing for family and friends will be held 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., In lieu of flowers please give to the Memorial Fund at First Christian Church, 111 West 19th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660-2601 or Columbia Christian Church Building Fund at 907 N.W. 99th St., Vancouver, WA 98665., Please sign the Guest Book at



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: Elsie M. Merrill

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: 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: Richard 'Dick' Mackey

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



Olga Violet Nordwell

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

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




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Patzwaldt, Carl R

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 AM

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



Paul Joseph Moeller

Paul Joseph Moeller of Ridgefield, WA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 22, 2011., He honorably served in the, . Upon discharge, he went to work for the various phone companies in the Northwest and retired from Quest after 31 years of service., Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with his family. His favorite was trout fishing. His passion turned to photography and he traveled the world to photograph astronomic events. Most recently he became involved in stereo photography, where he entered several national and international contests, and brought home multiple ribbons. He was an accomplished photographer who could make any subject come to life., Paul is survived by his loving wife Jean; and his two sons, Stephen Moeller and Donald (Stacy) Moeller; and grandchildren, Katherine, Amber and Danielle Moeller. Loving son of Berneice Ross; and brother to Michael (Patricia) Moeller, Chuck (Barbara) Moeller, Jeannie Rhodes, Sharon Kealoha, and Donna Rice; as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all., Family has requested donations in Paul's memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Avenue, Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60642 in lieu of flowers., A memorial for Paul will be on Saturday, January 29th. Viewing 12noon-5:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with reception-"A Celebration of Life" 1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m. at Laurelwood Baptist Church, 17015 NE 6th Street, Vancouver., Please sign Paul's guest book at:



Pauline Kombol

Pauline KOMBOL Pauline Lucille Kombol, 83, of Enumclaw, Washington passed away Monday, January 24th. She was born March 31, 1927 to the late John H. and Nina Marie Morris and was descended from Oregon Trail pioneers and Welsh immigrants. Pauline graduated from Enumclaw High School and briefly attended the U.W. She married Jack Kombol in 1950. They had five children. Pauline was a long-serving Managing Partner of Palmer Coking Coal Co. and served as director on the boards of the Enumclaw School District and Cascade Security Bank. Pauline was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Paula Jean, husband Jack, and is survived by Barry and Rebecca Kombol of Enumclaw; Bill and Jennifer Kombol of Black Diamond; Jeanmarie Bond of Coronado, CA; Danica Kombol and David Lewis of Atlanta, GA. Pauline has 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Cal Bashaw became her life partner during the last decade of her life. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Black Diamond Historical Society or the Enumclaw Public Library. Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart Church of Enumclaw on Saturday, February 5th at 11 a.m. She will be buried at Enumclaw Memorial Park with arrangements by Weeks' Funeral Home (



Phyllis J. Rucker

RUCKER, Phyllis J., Devoted wife and mother, passed away in her sleep on January 23, 2011 at Harvard Park retirement community. Phyllis was born in Spokane on July 13, 1924, the oldest child of Neil and Eileen Mahar. She married Louis W. Rucker who preceded her in death in 2003 after 58 years of marriage. Phyllis and Lou lived in the Redmond-Bellevue area for 35 years, prior to Phyllis moving back to Spokane in 2010., After raising three children, Phyllis enjoyed a 37-year career with Washington Mutual Bank. In addition, she had a -˜green thumb' for gardening that always included beautiful flower displays in her home. A bridge game with friends was a favorite pastime of Phyllis and Lou, as was traveling following retirement., Her three children, Denny and Chris Rucker, Spokane, Dick and Sheila Rucker, Bothell, and Sue and David True, Kirkland, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive Phyllis., Visitation will be Thursday, January 27, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 428 W 19th Ave. on Friday, January 28, at 11AM, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit Phyllis's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



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.




Richard (Dick) E. Fallis, 84, of La Conner, WA died January 20, 2011 at La Conner Retirement Inn with family at his side., Richard was born January 31, 1926 in Indiana moving to Washington State at the age of two., He served with the Navy in the Pacific during, followed by a career teaching High School and College level History and English., He married Bernice Levitsky on December 30, 1956., His taught at Granite Falls High School in the 1960's igniting his passion for local history. He produced the Puget Sound Mail newspaper in La Conner from 1973 - 1979 serving as well as the Historian/Memorialist for the Skagit County Pioneer Association, a position he held until 2006., The next 30 years Dick was involved with: Skagit County Historical Society and Museum as Trustee & President; Coordinator of the year long Skagit County Centennial Celebration in 1983; charter member of Skagit Valley Friends Meeting as Clerk; officer of La Conner Rotary; La Conner American Legion Post; charter member of La Conner Landmarks from which he played a major role in the 1970's getting La Conner on the National Register of Historical Places and helped save the Gaches Mansion., He produced many books on local history including "Amid Fields of Alyssum: A Year at Northern State". Dick wrote countless historical columns for the Skagit Valley Herald in the 1980's and the Skagit Argus in the 1990's. He promoted and acquired funding for monuments which included the Samish Indian story pole, "Maiden of Deception Pass", the River Jam Memorial and the Jasper Gates Father of Mount Vernon statue. He was also known as the "Breadman of Mount Vernon" baking and selling bread at the Mount Vernon Condensery building and later local markets., He is survived by his children: Josh Fallis, Sarah Pate, Leah Ludtke and their families and his brother Jim Fallis., A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Mount Vernon Senior Center at 1401 Cleveland St, from 4PM to 6PM with bread fresh baked made from his recipes by his children. His ashes will be spread at Deception Pass., Donations can be made in the name of Dick Fallis to: Skagit County Historical Society in La Conner to help underwrite an upcoming book from the society collecting his historical writings to be published in 2011.




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., Viewing will be held Friday, January 28, 2011, from noon - 5:00 p.m. at Columbia Memorial Chapel.




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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 ..... 



Rebecca Shearer

Friends and acquaintances, old and new, will want to know that Rebecca lost a short, but fierce, battle with pneumonia, that turned out to be cancer, early January 13, 2011. A memorial gathering of family and friends is planned on Rebecca's birthday, March 18., Family and friends are invited to sign Rebecca's book at, Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.



Rita Catherine Ryder

Rita Catherine RYDER 3-16-13 to 1-24-11 Rita Catherine Ryder was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Yugoslavia), and immigrated to Seattle with her family in 1923. Mom met her beloved Bill during WWII when his ship came to Bremerton for repairs. They married in 1944 and treasured their life together until dad's death in 1998. She was a devoted and loving mother to her three children: Kathleen Havens (Walt), Rita Maureen Ryder, and Bill Ryder (Peggy) and a wonderful nana to her 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mom was committed to community service throughout her life. She organized a guild to assist low income patients at the King County Hospital on Queen Anne, was President of the St. Anne's Mothers Club, and in the late 1950s, organized Queen Anne Community Improvement, an initiative that received national recognition in LOOK Magazine. She was a successful business woman, establishing a souvenir and travel business during the Seattle Worlds Fair. Later, mom created Ryder Tours, and delighted in taking hundreds of loyal and enthusiastic customers on tours throughout Washington State and the USA. Mom highly valued her family, her Catholic faith, her community and her adopted country. Mom spread happiness and joy everywhere, and was embraced by all who knew her. We love you so much, mom, and will cherish you forever. Our thanks to the staff of Bayview Health Center for their attentive care. A Funeral Mass of celebration of mom's life will be held Saturday, January 29, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 205 2nd Ave. N., Seattle, 98109. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



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 C. DesRosier

Robert C. DesROSIER 76, passed away peacefully January 21, 2011. Born in Whitehall, Montana, he was a longtime Auburn area resident. Robert worked for the Boeing Company for over 25 years. He served his country in the U.S.A.F. before retiring. Preceded in death by his sister Kay Dawson. Survivors include; Loving wife Phyllis; Sons, David (Charlene) of Kalama and Brian Davenport of Auburn; Daughters, Denise Etris (Mitch) of Bellevue and Kelly Patton (Craig) of Orting. 9 Grandchildren. A private family urn committal will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery. Please go to if you would like to leave a tribute for Robert.



Robert M. Brown

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



Robert Martin "Bob" Codding

Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Robert Martin Codding

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

Feb. 11, 1920 - Jan. 12, 2011 



Ronald Hausken

Ronald Warren Hausken passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the age of 72., Older brother of Joe and Diane, Ron was our Hero; ex-Marine, EWSC Graduate in Sociology and Psychology, champion of the needs of dependent children for the State of Idaho, highly acclaimed volunteer for Catholic Charities Senior Chore Service and a tenured member, worker and dear friend at OUR Club in Spokane. His inner strength and integrity was peerless and his sense of perception clearly unique. Those who knew him learned how a crusty character can't hide a generous soul. Ron will be sorely missed in the heart beat of his home town of Spokane. On Sunday January 30, beginning at 3pm friends will gather at OUR Club, at W. 2nd Ave and Madison to Remember Ron.



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. [...]




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Sarbiewski, Henry Benjamin

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 AM 

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



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



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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Tara Lynn Salisbury

Tara passed away on Sunday, January 16th after a year long illness. She was born on August 8, 1975 to Jim and Melba Yeck in Boulder, CO. She was raised in Boulder where she graduated from Scholastica High School in Canyon City, CO., She made Spokane her home in order to attend Gonzaga University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1997. She went on to gain her Masters Degree from Eastern Washington University in Education and Spanish. She taught Spanish and Home Economics to home schooled children for Spokane School District 81. She loved her students. Her influence will continue to live on in them., While attending university she worked at Lydig Construction, Mountain Gear and the Elk Public House., Tara was an athlete. She was a rock climber, runner, bicyclist and hiker. She ascended many difficult rock climbing routes in the Western United States., She joined Nick Salisbury in marriage and moved to Coeur d'Alene. She continued her education earning her real estate license. She managed teaching, real estate sales and waiting tables at the Elk Public House along with providing a home and loving companionship to Nick., Tara loved Mexico. Nick and she vacationed and honeymooned there., She was fascinated with cooking constantly providing meals for Nick and family and friends on weekends and holidays. She also provided camp cooking in Alaska when called upon as a support to Nick's work with Crux Subsurface, Inc. She painted with acrylics and displayed them at home., Tara provided loving care to many dogs throughout her life including shelter dogs. She made friends of wild birds, ducks and the other wildlife near to her Coeur d'Alene home. She appreciated nature and loved to be outdoors. Tara was a beautiful, kind and loving person with all who came into contact with her., She is survived by her husband, Nick Salisbury, parents, Jim and Melba Yeck of Boulder, CO, brother, Dan Yeck, aunt and uncle, Al and Rita Bates of Naples, FL, aunt and uncle, Kathy and George Shave of Jupiter, FL, cousin Eileen DeVito, of Las Vegas, NV and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins., A private service for family and close friends was held last Saturday. Another remembrance will be held at Wild Walls at 202 W. 2nd Ave on Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 and move to Lotus Self Defense on the 2nd floor of the Armory at 7:30 until 11:00 P.M., In lieu of flowers a donation to The Kootenai Humane Society at 11600 N. Ramsey Road, Hayden ID 83835 is appreciated. Gifts should be identified with "in memory of Tara Salisbury".



Troy M. Taylor

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Tsugiko Mercado

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

Nov. 29, 1925 - Jan. 14, 2011 



Urbano Quijance

Urbano QUIJANCE 95, born in the Philippines on January 16, 1916. Died peacefully at home in Seattle on January 22, 2011 with his sweetheart Fannie Sumaong with him. Preceded in death by his wife Aurelia in 1997, Urbano survived by his 9 children (Rudy & wife "Nanette" Virginia, Millie & deceased husband Larry Rollolazo, Robert & Robin, Arvel & wife Martha, Norma & husband Sal Milluzzo, Linda & Shane Simmons, Edna & husband Jerry Tiedeman, Jimmy & wife Laura, and George), 20 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Urbano served his country with gallantry, distinction and honor. He was a brave defender of Bataan in WWII, captured and a POW, he was forced to walk the infamous Bataan Death March. Retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Major, after more than 20 years of distinguish service, he served his country for 20 more years as Administrative Supervisor (GS-10) for the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Lawton, Washington. Major Quijance is a lifetime member of VFW 6599, the Philippine Historical Society (PHS) and the Bataan Death March Survivor & Their Families serving as its commander and advisor for many years. He dedicated his retirement years and energy to the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) serving as President and Adviser for countless years. He led the unprecedented effort by the FCS to document the rich history of the Filipino Community in the Seattle area through 3 published PAMANA books. His great spirit, warm smile and most of all his unconditional love to his family will be missedforever. Viewing, Thursday, January 27th from 10AM to 7PM, followed by an evening vigil at 7PM, both at Bonney Watson Funeral Home - 1732 Broadway, Seattle. Funeral Mass, 10:00AM, Friday, January 28, 2011 at St. Edwards Parish - 4205 S. Orcas Street, Seattle. Followed by Christian burial at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Bonney Watson Funeral Home.




In Ashton, he farmed, delivered mail, drove school bus/ sleigh and cleaned the REA building. He also served on the Fremont County reorganization board to consolidate several schools, and was treasurer of the school board., In 1954, he moved his family from Ashton to Connell to farm. He worked for Connell Sand and Gravel, briefly while developing the land. Vaughn served on agricultural committees S.C.S and A.S.C., the South Columbia Basin Irrigation District board, and was chairman of the Grange Supply board in Connell. After retiring, he managed the Connell Ward LDS welfare farm. Vaughn was fun-loving and enjoyed people, especially children. He always had candy in his pocket for them and honored a play date as strictly as a business appointment, following the old adage that one's word is one's bond. He liked to run foot races with his grandchildren, and took the whole family roller skating on his and Helen's 50th wedding anniversary. Vaughn was punctual and generally frugal, but loved new cars and bought many, delighting in racing his sons and nephews. His greatest pleasure was driving, especially if the trip included cherry pie or strawberry shortcake. In earlier years, dancing was his passion. He also enjoyed reading, traveling, attending CHS basketball games and the community concert series, and was a member of the LDS Church., He is survived by his daughter Regina (LeRoy) LaMar of Poulsbo, WA,;son Craig (Sue) of Surprise, AZ; daughter-in-law Marcellene (Larry) Hueter, Connell; plus 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, son Terrill, parents, siblings and one great-grandchild.



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




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Wilma passed away January 25, 2011 in Mount Vernon, A Celebration of Wilma's life will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:00 at Salem Lutheran Church., A full obituary will follow., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E College Way, Mount Vernon.



Walter P. Volker

Walter P. Volker of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Jan. 21, 2011., He was a proud veteran of the U.S., , serving in WW II., Walter loved his grandchildren, gardening, woodworking, reading and had a passion for railroading and steam engines., Walter is survived by his daughter, Arlene (Dale) Wood of Surfers Paradise, Australia; son, Phil (Deb) Volker and their children, Dan, Ben and Cam Volker of Portland, OR; daughter-in-law, Karen Volker; grandson, Michael (Jessie) Volker and their child, Emmett; and granddaughter, Ericka Volker of Portland, OR; brother, Jim Volker of Missoula, MT; sisters, Geraldine Mills of Portland, OR and Dorothy Steinbarge of Vancouver, WA; and many nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Volker; son, Scott Volker; brother, George Volker; and sister, Betty Hering., A funeral service will be held on Sat., Jan. 29, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial contributions may be sent to Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation., Please sign Walter's guest book at:



William "Bill" Sherertz Jr.

William "Bill" Sherertz, Jr. of Battle Ground, WA, passed away on Jan. 21, 2011. He was born Feb. 4, 1946 in Upland, CA to William and Dorothy (Winters) Sherertz and raised in Bandon, OR., Bill attended both Willamette and Oregon State University, graduating from OSU in 1965. He played Baseball for OSU in college and recently reconnected with Coach Casey and the Beavers baseball club., In 1980 he became CEO of Barrett Business Services which he ran successfully for the rest of his life. He was fond of saying that he was "just a small town Bandon boy". This small town boy built Barrett Business Services Inc, a billion dollar, publicly traded company, from the ground up., Bill was an avid golfer, and loved to fish and hunt. Traditionally, he set out to Eastern Oregon every year in search of "the big boys", accompanied by his family and closest friends. Most recently he purchased the old Parker House with the dream of creating a restaurant where people could gather and enjoy good food and wine in a comfortable atmosphere., Whatever he did, he aimed to be the best and his successes are too numerous to list them all here. Husband, father, CEO, philosopher, restaurateur, hunter, drag racer, mentor, philanthropist, gambler, friend, and pirate 200 hundred years too late would be a start., Bill is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kimberly Sherertz; four children, Sarah, Alex, Elizabeth and Cole; and his niece Jamie., He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; father, "Billie"; brother, Bob; and son, Jason., Funeral services will be held Jan. 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Summit View Church, 7701 NE 182nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682., Memorial contributions may be sent to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital or Vancouver Chapter of Ducks Unlimited., Please sign Bill's guest book at:



William F. Kotelman

William F. KOTELMAN "Uncle Bill" A lifetime resident of Seattle, Bill Kotelman died on January 22, 2011. He was born on September 15, 1923. After attending Maple Leaf Grade and Lincoln High Schools, Bill joined the Navy and service in the Pacific during WWII. He was a meat cutter until retirement. Bill is pre-deceased by his wife of 47 years, Irene (Nicholiasen) and his son, Michael. He is survived by his niece, Gail (Bilodeau) Harrison; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Mary (Nicholiasen) Jurisich; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Devoted, longtime friends are John Azzola, Bill Bannecker, Robert Brown, Victor Higgins, Earl Mehldahl and Earl Pilgrim. A very special thank you and deep gratitude to the staff of Wesley Gardens Health Center. Memorials may be made to Medic 1 of Seattle or charity of choice. He will be joining his beloved with at Calvary Cemetery.

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