Thursday, February 10, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/10/2011



Anita Jean Fox of Mount Vernon, age 73, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011., Born in Cle Elum, WA to Lloyd & Ethel Tarpenning on February 7, 1937., Survivors include husband, Larry Fox of Mount Vernon; daughter, Susan (John) Baker, Bellingham WA; daughter, Sherry (Sean) Littlefield, Prescott AZ; son, Kim (Marcy) Ferguson, Seattle; grandsons, Steven, Jesse & Seth., At Anita's request there will be no services.



Alban Vaughn "Jonesy" Jones

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

Alban was born in Seattle in 1920, and passed away at the age of 90 on January 31, 2011, at his home in Kent, WA. Alban attended Garfield High and graduated in 1939. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted into the Navy during World War II, where he served for two years. He then worked at Arden Farms as a truck driver, where he met his "lovey dovey," Eunice.



Alice May Horton Hart

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Our beautiful mother, Alice May Horton Hart died suddenly January 13, 2011 at age 89. She left her life as she lived it: with grace and courage. Alice was born in Buffalo, New York to George R. Horton and Grace Capelli Ho 



Alima Celia Acevedo

Alima Celia ACEVEDO Alima was born on June 11th, 2010 and passed away February 6, 2011 in Bellingham. Alima created a lifetime of love in just seven months. She fully lived each minute that she was here with us. She loved life and was always happy. She is survived by her parents Alejandro and Lisa Acevedo and their families in the U.S. and Mexico. The family invites you to a Celebration of Alima's life at Central Elementary, 5610 2nd Ave in Ferndale on Saturday, February 12th at 1:00 p.m. Since Alima loved color, you are invited to wear a colorful outfit. Also, you may bring baby supplies (diapers, baby wipes, formula, etc.) which will be donated to The Other Bank in Ferndale. You may share memories of Alima with the family at Westford Funeral Home Bellingham, WA



Andrea J. Matthew

Surrounded by her family, Andrea J. Matthew, 49, died Sun., Jan. 30, 2011, in Vancouver, WA, after fighting breast cancer for more than five years. Andrea was born in Seattle, WA on May 9, 1961. She grew up in the Puget Sound area and graduated from Lindbergh High School in Renton, WA., In October 1990 Andrea married Mitchell Matthew. After four years they moved to Vancouver, where they made their home., Andrea held various positions in different office settings. For seven and a half years she worked as the office receptionist at St. Andrew Lutheran Church., Andrea was a devoted mom, wife, daughter, sister, sister-in-law and a beloved child of God. She and her family have been active members of St. Andrew for over nine years., Andrea's greatest joy was spending time with her family. Favorite memories included camping at the coast and trips to the Puget Sound area., Andrea was a strong advocate and supporter of youth in many walks of life. Her love for children was seen through her being a Sunday School teacher, a volunteer leader on the church youth ministry team, and a teacher's aide in her children's elementary schools. She always had a hug and smile for each child she met., Andrea is survived by her loving husband, Mitchell; her daughters, Samantha and Michele; her mother, Sylvia M. Wallace; and her brother, Chris L. Jensen (Susan)., She was preceded in death by her father, Chris Leroy Jensen in 1989., A celebration of Andrea's life will be held on Sat., Feb. 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 NE Gher Road, Orchards, 892-7160,, Memorial gifts may be given to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, designated for the youth or, funds., Please sign Andrea's guest book at:



Anthony Zain Goodwill

Happy 7th Birthday, Our Anthony!, Little grin,, Big Blue eyes Peach fuzz hair, We never thought you would arrive You are the little boy we always dreamed of Loved you at first sight Always smiling, Happy to be I would hold you forever if I could Scared Lots of doctors Too much pain Going home for the last time Never alone You left us to soon This is not goodbye You are the Love of our lives You are "Loved all the day long" Love, Mom, Dad,, Grandma and Grandpa



Arthur H. Jenkins

Arthur H. Jenkins of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 7, 2011., Survivors include his wife, Paula M. Jenkins; children, Kerry Jenkins and Karen Kordonowy; grandchildren, Hayley, Morgan, Kirby, Megan and Nicole; and great-grandson, Wyatt., A memorial service will be held on Fri., Feb. 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Riverview Abbey Funeral Home Chapel with a private inurnment in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum., Please sign Arthur's guest book at:



Athalie Jean "AT" Keil

Athalie passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on February 8, 2011. She was born December 15, 1917 in Huron, South Dakota., Mom was known as the "Dahlia Lady", as she grew many beautiful dahlias in her garden. Mom was a great person. We all looked up to her for guidance and love, and she will be missed by all., She was preceded in death by husband, Leonard; son, Don; and brother, Elsworth "Bud"., She leaves behind her son, Harlin Keil; daughter-in-law, Donna Keil; sister, Devee Hintze; grandsons, Mitch (Karla) Keil, Brian (Barbara) Keil, and Darren (Christine) Keil; great grandchildren, Jessica, Kayla, Tawny, Chloe, Brandon, and Christopher; great great grandson, Leo; and four step-grandchildren. There are also many nieces, nephews, and friends., Viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2011, with services to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Chapel, Snohomish. Burial will follow at Machias Community Cemetery, Snohomish, and a potluck gathering will be held at South Lake Stevens Grange, 2109 103rd Ave. SE, Lake Stevens.



Avis Vera Harwood

HARWOOD, Avis Vera, Went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 7, 2011. Avis was born on March 22, 1929, in Minot, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lauren, Ray, Bob, Bruce, and Donald, and her daughter, Linda. She is survived by her children, Jerry, Jody, Jesse, Christine and Kathy, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom loved sewing, gardening, canning, cooking, fishing, and also enjoyed a good book. She was known for her famous baked beans, fried chicken and apple pie. Mom will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at SPOKANE CREMATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE, 2832 N. RUBY ST., SPOKANE, Sunday, February 13th at 1PM.



Barbara Stradley

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:05 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 12, 1933 - Jan. 28, 2011 



Benjamin Bartalamay

Passed away February 8, 2011. He was born September 12, 1919 in Sunnyside, WA and enjoyed a pleasant childhood with his siblings, three brothers and three sisters. Ben grew up in Odessa, WA and attended and graduated from high school there. He entered the, in 1942, where he met his lifelong friend Mitch (from Montana). They bunked together on the train the very first night and have been inseparable ever since. Ben traveled a great deal during his service time including Germany, France, Africa and Italy. He returned to civilian life in 1946. Ben married his first wife, Helen in 1954 and they had two children, Mike and Sandy. He owned and operated a mechanic garage with his brother Blackie for many years. In the later years he worked for the Lincoln Company until retirement. Ben married Ora Lee in 1983 and after retirement they traveled all over the US in their recreational vehicle. Ben also enjoyed a wonderful trip back to Germany and was pleasantly surprised at all the changes since his Army days. He was an active member of the DAV, loved to fish and hunt and built five houses in Odessa. He is survived by his wife Ora Lee Bartalamay; daughter Sandy Bartalamay; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Mike. Visitation will be at Heritage 10-5PM Thursday and Friday and a Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, February 12th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Rd., Spokane 99209 and memorial contributions are suggested to the church.



Berg, Sharon

Saturday, February 5, 2011 1:00 AM 

Sharon Berg, 63, born March 7, 1947, passed away February 3, 2011. She is survived by daughter, Stacy Harris, two grand children, children, three .....



Bertie (Neely) Howell

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Bertie (Neely) Howell died Thursday, February 3, 2011. She was born September 11, 1934 in El Dorado Springs, MO. She was married nearly fifty years to Kyle T. 



Betty Jean (Ream) Bechard

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - The Lord called Betty Jean (Ream) Bechard home on Saturday, February 5, 2011. A loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Sister, Betty lost her courageous eight-year battle with can



Betty L. Benson

Betty L. Benson, 86, of Everett, WA, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2011., She was born on May 8, 1924 in Everett., Betty was preceded in death by her son, David., She is survived by her brother, Don (Dolores) Wilson of Everett., A Memorial Service will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Memorial Community Church in Everett. Officiating Pastor will be Rev. Sharon Layton., Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home, Everett.



Beverly Jane Bass

Bev, as she preferred to be called, attended Rogers High School where she sang in the choir, twirled baton and performed as a majorette. She met Howard Bass while skating at Dishman's roller skating rink. Their first date took place at Hillyard Baptist Church where Bev was a member at the time. Howard, an airman stationed at Fairchild AFB, wasn't met with overwhelming family approval. However, after 14 months of courting she agreed to an elopement and 58 plus years of romance began with their union in Coeur d'Alene, ID. She loved children and had two sons and three daughters: Howard A. Bass (deceased), Danny Bass, Carol (Bass) Hanna, Kathy (Bass) Warren and Mindy (Bass) Cass. Bev's kids gave her a total of 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Each and every one was special in Grandma's eyes. Her love came from the Lord whom she served as a member of Trinity Baptist church from 1967 until her joining him. Bev is survived by her soulmate, Howard; sisters: Fran Simantel and Shirley Wolf; brothers: Richard, William, Donald and Ronald Cole; and her children listed previously. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:30PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church or the Union Gospel Mission.




Clarence David Lunden Of Federal Way, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Born on Sept. 23, 1926 in Pasadena, CA, David married Vauna Jean Kilcup on Feb. 2, 1952. A graduate of




Cora passed away at the age of 91 in Bellingham., Cora was born in Burlington, WA to Salve and Raghnild Kaaland who emigrated from Norway., A Coffee Hour Remembrance will be held in her honor at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225, on Sunday, February 20th., In lieu of flowers a remembrance may be made to the St. John's Scholarship Fund.



Carl O. Nelson

Carl O. NELSON Carl Otto Nelson, 79, of Vashon Island, died January 20, 2011, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Pinewood, Minnesota, son of Karen and Otto Nelson. The family moved to Vashon Island in the late 1930s. He was a pressman at the Seattle Times in the mid 50s. In 1957 he co-founded the Vashon-Maury Island Beach comber, and published the weekly newspaper until he sold it in 1972. For 20 years thereafter he owned and operated Bremerton Printing, retir ing in 1993. Carl is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Hazel; children Christine Hellberg of Seattle, Steve Nelson of Forks, and Eric Nelson (Lori) of Vashon; a brother, Donald Nelson, Vashon; well-loved step daughters Lisa Ridgeway (Mark), Lindy Fredrickson, and Jill McGuirk, all of Vashon; numerous grandchildren and great grandchil dren, nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held February 12, at 1 p.m. at Vashon Lutheran Church.



Carma Skidmore

Carma SKIDMORE Age 94 of North Bend. Wife of Wallace. Mother of Carol Calhoun, Wallace Skidmore Jr., Henry Skidmore, Elaine Dorcheus, David Skidmore. Memorial service 1:30p.m., Sat. Feb. 12 at Bellevue South Stake Center (behind LDS Temple) 15205 SE 28th St., Bellevue. Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



Carmel Madeline Johnstone

Born June 9, 1924 in Spokane, Washington and passed away February 7, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her parents Luigi and Lucia (Gallicano) Pontieri, brother Lucian (Bud) and sister Florence. Carmel graduated from North Central High School, attended business school and then went to work for Christian Studios as a portrait photographer and color artist. While working at Christian Studios she met the love of her life, Fay Johnstone, with whom she enjoyed 61 loving years of marriage. Carmel also worked as a portrait photographer and color artist for Dorian Studios for many years. Carmel and her husband loved to travel and visited much of the U.S., and also Europe, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Australia and Fiji. She was a renowned cook who loved to entertain. She was also a host mother to more than 12 foreign exchange students, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Carmel was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church for 41 years as well as other social clubs such as Suburbanites and Women of the Rotary. She was a wonderfully loving, exceedingly generous and kind person who employed her ever-present, and sometimes mischievous sense of humor, in all of her actions right up until the end. Carmel is survived by her husband Fay, her daughter Nancy Nishimura (Hideaki); two grandchildren, Joel Robinson (Kazumi), and Laurel Henderson (Michael); one great-grandson, Quinn; one great-granddaughter, Maya; her sister, Sister Miriam Pontieri SNJM and brother Louis Pontieri. Memorials can be made to Holy Names Retirement Fund or House of Charity. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Vianney Church, 503 N. Walnut Road, Spokane Valley, WA at 11:00am Tuesday, February 15th, 2011. Please sign Carmel's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Caroline R. Leininger

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Caroline R. Leininger, 73, of Wenatchee, WA, passed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born on Christmas Eve of 1937, in Wenatchee. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. Even with her failing health, she labored to decorate the tree to perfection.



Cecelia C. Jasper

Cecelia C. JASPER Born in Walsenburg, Colorado on July 28,1926. She died peacefully in the presence of her son in Seattle Washington on February 3, 2011 at age 84. Cecelia graduated from Loretta Heights college in Denver CO with a degree in chemistry and a teaching certificate. Then taught high school science in Denver CO. After moving to Seattle in 1963 she worked for the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center as a medical research technician. She served on the Clinical Review Board for Group Health Cooperative. She was a member of the Washington state democrats and was a delegate to the democratic national convention in 1976. She was a accomplished bridge player and had a passion for gardening and a great appreciation for art and life and the ones she loved. Spirited and outgoing she touched many hearts. She was a strong believer in the Catholic Church. Devoted daughter to predeceased Beatrice and Delfino [Valdez] Esquibel of CO. Predeceased by husband Russell H. Jasper of WA. Cecelia is survived by children Mary P.,Steven P, Norma J, Jasper of WA; brother Edward V. Esquibel M.D. his wife Lillian and nieces Amanda and Ramona Esquibel of FLA Former wife Elaine Esquibel mother of nieces and nephews Cyndi, Allen, Jimmy, Roxanne Esquibel of CO; grandchildren Granada and Garcia Harris-Jasper of WA and numerous cousins and relatives. A memorial service will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 900 35th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 on February 12 at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be sent to Children's Orthopedic Hospital or Washington Association of Mentally Ill in lieu of flowers. Please share your memories with the family at



Charles Harvey "Carlos" Barr

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Charles J. (Jim) Conner

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Charles J. (Jim) Conner passed away Monday, February 7, 2011 after a short illness at the home of his aunt and uncle, Jane and Denis Britz. He was born in Toppenish on October 11, 1946 to Catherine (Peggy) Conner and Charles Conner. J



Charlotte Mary Cada

Charlotte Mary Cada passed away on February 5, 2011 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho., Born February 26, 1917 to Joseph and Catherine Cada in Potlatch, Idaho. She attended Potlatch High School and graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane in 1958. She was the recipient of KBU's highest award, the IDY award and a member of the Spokane Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Iota Sorority. A life-long devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church, she was Secretary and housekeeper for Rev. Albert Dulberg for several years and caretaker for the last years of his life. She was organist for St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake, Idaho for many years and was a member of St. George's Catholic Church in Post Falls., Charlotte will be missed by the many friends she made through the years. She was a very special person with a sense of humor and an iron will which served her well through her life being legally blind. As Dr. Berg would attest, Charlotte was not blind in her mind, only in her eyes. She wrote in her award-winning letter at KBU, "I will never forget the expression on Mrs. Becker's face the day I started typing. It amused me to see such a good teacher helpless as to what method she might use to get me started. I hope all the prayers she had me typing will help her and me on the day of Judgement.", She is preceded in death by sisters, Alice Cunningham and Violet Cada and brothers, Clarence, Joseph and Elmer Cada., Charlotte is survived by nephews David (Kendria) Cada of Potlatch, ID. and Dennis (Carlene) of Harrison, Idaho; and sister-in-law Audrey Cada of Potlatch., A very special thank you to all the staff of Coeur d'Alene Homes for making Charlotte's last months pleasant ones. The care and love given to her is beyond words. Thank you too for all the wonderful care and thoughtfulness she received from Hospice of North Idaho and her doctors and nurses from On-Site for Seniors. Thank you also to N.O.S.D.A. of St. Pius Catholic Church., Memorial gifts in Charlotte's memory may be given to Coeur d'Alene Homes or Hospice of North Idaho., Viewing will be Friday, February 11th, 2011, 3pm to 7pm, at English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 11am at ST. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery. ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Coeur d'Alene has been entrusted with the final arrangement., Please sign Charlotte's guest registry and view online memorial at



Church, Doris Laverna "Dody" (Crawford)

Friday, February 4, 2011 1:00 AM 

Doris "Dody" Laverna Church passed away from heart complications Jan. 24 at Kittitas Valley Health & Rehab Center in Ellensburg, Wash. She was 76. Dody .....



Clinton Heuett

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:00 PM 

Clinton Heuett, a longtime resident of Wenatchee since 1964, passed away on February 3, 2011, on his 87th birthday, after a long illness. Clinton was born February 3, 1924, in Jacques Spur, ID, to George and Lena Heuett. Clinton began working in Tacoma Shipyards at age 16, prior to WWII. He joined the U.S. Army in 1941, and served in Hawaii and Italy during WWII.




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DEATH NOTICE: Lorinda C. Warner

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Lorinda C. Warner, 99, of Colfax, died Jan. 31, 2011, at her Colfax home. Services will be in April. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is handling the arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Marianne Gardai

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:00 AM 

Marianne Gardai, 88, a Moscow resident, died Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare in Moscow. Arrangements are pending with Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Theodore Leidenfrost

Saturday, February 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

Theodore Leidenfrost, 88, died Feb. 3 at his home in Moscow surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be at a later date at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow. [...] 



Daniel Foster Gocus

Daniel Foster GOCUS Daniel Foster Gocus was born on Feb. 21st 2000 in Seattle WA he died on Jan. 28th in a terrible accident. Daniel loved all animals and loved football is survived by parents Colleen and Andrew Gocus and siblings Sergio, Dustin, Elena, Ryan, Natalee, Christian, Samuel his Grandmother Jean Seiter several aunts, uncles,and cousins. A celebration of Daniels life will be at Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace,at 2pm sat the 12th of Feb. Remembrances may be made to in Daniel's name to Woodland Park Zoo Daniel loved Jesus with all his heart.




Darlene PETTERSEN Age 66, Born June 29, 1944 in Vancouver, B.C, Canada. Died February 6, 2011 in Burien, WA. Darlene became a U.S. citizen August 4, 1972. She retired from Operating Engineers Union Local 302 after 21 years. Darlene loved crocheting and sewing. Beloved wife of Paul "Freddy"; mother of Ken (Kellie) and Kim; step-mother of Cory and Angie; sister of Gordon and his wife Christy; aunt of Aubrey and many foster siblings. Service 2:00p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011at BONNEY-WATSON Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac. A memorial fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at



Death Notice - Dorothy Erdman

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 24, 1927 - Feb. 8, 2011 



Death Notice - Emerson Wheeler

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 8, 1929 - Feb. 5, 2011 



Death Notice - Jeanne Moramarco

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:02 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Dec. 10, 1922 - Feb. 7, 2011 



Death Notice - Jerome Vaughn

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:01 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 27, 1920 - Feb. 7, 2011



Death Notice - John DeVoir

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 18, 1926 - Feb. 7, 2011 



Death Notice - Mariya Semenko

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 14, 1938 - Feb. 4, 2011 



Dee Lock

Dee Lock, of Spokane Valley, WA, "shucked his worn out body" in the wee hours of the morning on February 1, 2011. He flew off to join his Cherished Bride -" Cynthia, to dance in the golden streets of Heaven. We are sure he was whistling a tune. Dee was born in Walsh, Colorado on April 18, 1931. He moved to Idaho with his parents,, Vernice and Delma Lock, when he was about 5. Most of his Idaho growing up years were spent in the Bonners Ferry area, where he met Cynthia, his wife for over 60 years. Cynthia led the way in August 2009, losing her battle with cancer., Dee and Cynthia are survived by their children Gary and Marlene Lock, Shari and Bob Fitch, Pat and Sheri Lock, Bill and Colleen Lock; sisters: Joanie Butler and Vera Kolegraf; sister-in-law Marva and Gerhart Maas and brother-in-law Mike and Karen Smith; a herd of grandchildren: (Heather), (Windey, Danny, Nick, Charity, Corey) (Charlie, Selena, Ashley) (Tara, Charley, Jessica) and a troop of great- grandchildren: Miranda, Alexa, Noelle, Sam and Amber, Stephanie, Brianna, Michael, Jonathan and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lester "Bud" Lock, and sister, Verna Jacobson., Dee worked in road construction as an operating engineer throughout Idaho, Montana, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Dee and Cynthia resided in the Tri Cities area for many years while their children were growing up and settled in Otis Orchards, WA in 1991 when they returned from Hawaii. He retired in April of 1992. They traveled south most winters and spent time visiting family and friends and making new ones. During the warmer months they enjoyed their yard and patio, and neighbors in Bona Vista Park in Otis Orchards., Dee moved into Sullivan Park Care Center in March 2007 where he received world class care and visits with family and friends., A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please in lieu of flowers make donations to Hospice of Spokane.



Delbert Daulton Pence

Sunday, February 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Delbert Daulton Pence, 88, of Wenatchee, WA, went to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, on January 31, 2011. He was born in Sapulpa, OK on December 29, 1922. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 through 1945, and was "first wave" Okinawa. Prior to the War, Del married Jesse Fern Stufflebeam on February 7, 1943, and created a loving union that lasted nearly 68 years.



Dennis A. Brownson

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Dennis Keen

Dennis Keen passed quietly on February 7, 2011. Dennis was born March 23, 1950 to Roland and Evelyn (Matzke) Keen of Juda, WI. He moved to Washington State in 1974 to attend the, . He graduated with a Masters in English and a Masters in Library Science. Mr. Keen moved to Spokane, WA and was an Instructor of English at Spokane Community College (SCC) from 1987 until his recent death. He was known for his outstanding work with students and recognized for his exceptional service and leadership at the College. Generations of students have been impacted by his instruction and will continue to benefit from his three textbooks., Dennis is survived by his wife Virginia Tomlinson; his daughters Elizabeth, New York City and Olivia, Spokane; sisters: Marilyn (Jack) Michel, Wenatchee, WA, Carol Hasse, Juda, WI, and Mary (Dave Antonneau) Keen, Northfield, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Russ Keen. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Avenue, Spokane, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be designated to the Dennis Keen Memorial Scholarship through the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation or to the CancerCare Northwest Foundation.



Donald Lundberg

Donald LUNDBERG Donald Lundberg , 88, a long time resident of Bellevue passed away at Overlake Hospital, Saturday, February 5th, 2011. He was born on April 27, 1922 in Seattle where he was raised. Don attended Cleveland High School and graduated with the class of 1940 after which he attended the University of Washington before enlisting in the United Stated Air Force and then transferring to the United States Navy. He married Norene Reese Fredericksen on July 1st, 1950. They moved to Bellevue shortly thereafter, started a family and built the home of their dreams on Lake Washington. Don was a self employed heavy utility contractor, running Lundberg Construction Company. He was Vice President of Clyde Equipment Company, and an honorary lifetime member of the Associated General Contractors. As football fans, they were Tyee members for over 50 years, supporting the athletics and academic programs at the University of Washington. Fall revolved around game schedules, tailgating on the boat and road trips. Golf, skiing and Other loves for Don and Norene include boating in the beautiful northwest waters on the Lady Barbara, traveling the world with friends, dancing with the Arcadian dance club, and collecting friends for sing-alongs, either on the beach or any gathering with friends or family. Besides his wife, Don is survived by his children, all living in the greater Seattle area; Kristine Lundberg, Nancy Mcjunkin (Rob), Sandy Lundberg (Michael) and Dan Lundberg (Kristina). They also have five granddaughters, Sara Willsie, Dana Willsie, Stephanie Lundberg, Elizabeth Lundberg and Anna Mcjunkin. He also is survived by his sister, Eleanor Matson. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm Sunday February 13th, 2011 at The Golf Club at NEWCASTLE, Saint Andrews Ballroom, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, Washington 98059 Please visit In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to the Trauma center at Overlake Hosptial Medical Center; foundation_default.aspx



Donald Ray Loomer

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

September 1, 1931-February 4, 2011 



Donald S. Anderson

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

1922 - 2011BOTHELL - Don Anderson, 88, born Sept. 27, 1922 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima, WA, died on Sunday, Jan 30, in Bothell, WA. He graduated from Selah High School and from Perry Technical Institute after serving



Donna Jo Churchill

Friday, February 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Donna Jo Churchill, 80, a longtime resident of Leavenworth, WA, died Saturday, January 29, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born on December 2, 1930, to Joseph and Ida (Hayes) Burnham at Fulton, IN. The family moved to Rochester, IN, where Donna received her early education, later attending and graduating from Indiana Academy.



Donna Whitman

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:04 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 28, 2011 



Dorothy F. Smith

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:50 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

September 18, 1909 – January 24, 2011



Dorothy Marie Huey

Dorothy Marie Sloan HUEY Dorothy Marie Sloan Huey died peacefully at the age of 98 on January 30, 2011. She was born in Miles City, Montana on August 2, 1912. Dorothy was a graduate of Saint Paul's School for Girls in Walla Walla, Washington. She attended Carleton College, Seattle Pacific University and graduated from the University of Washington. She was an avid Husky fan and a 76-year member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Dorothy and her husband Fred were married on April 10, 1939, in the Epiphany Parish Chapel. Together they raised three children and built the Big Bear Stores. Dorothy was a founding member of the Dr. James B. Eagleson Guild, the first guild to be named after a doctor at Children's Orthopedic Hospital. She was also a founding member of the Saint Nicholas Guild. Dorothy's adventurous spirit took her traveling all over the world. Throughout her life her kindness an generosity touched her family, friends and community. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her children, Gail Huey Vitek, Marilyn Lee Huey, and Tod F. Huey (Nina); grandchildren, Cheryl Tedrow (Rick), Cynthia McCall (Chris), Jennifer Dougan (Barry) and Kevin Huey; eight great grandchildren; niece Danne Neil! and her children Stephanie and Justin; and her longtime devoted caregiver, Matthew Cronkhite. A Memorial Service will be held, Friday February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Epiphany Parish of Seattle 1805-38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Seattle Children's Hospital, the St. Nicholas Guild, Epiphany Parish of Seattle (1805-38th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122) or a charity of your choice. You are invited to visit Dorothy's website at



Dorothy T. Ganzer

Dorothy T. GANZER Dorothy Almary Ganzer born 10-23- 1915 from Mabel & Augustine Todahl died peacefully at her home 1-14- 2011. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 52 years Victor Ganzer in 1993 and brother Verne in 1996. She is survived by 2 nieces and a great niece and nephew. A very lovely woman, she will be missed. A memorial service will be held 2-19-2011, 11:00am at Central Luther an Church, 1710 11th Ave, Seattle, where she was a long time member.



Dr. Patrick Alan Lynch

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SEATTLE - Dr. Patrick Alan Lynch died February 2, 2011 in Seattle at the age of 90. Pat was born in Portland, Oregon on September 16, 1920. He attended the University of Oregon and the University of Nebraska. He received his medical degree fro 



Duane G. Hall

HALL, Duane G., A, Vietnam, passed away in Great Falls, MT on January 27, 2011. Duane raised in Spokane, enlisted in the Air Force retiring after 22 years of service. After retiring he returned to Spokane where he was employed by Utter Cadillac and later by the Veterans Administration. Duane was preceded in death by his mother and father Agnes and Iner Styren, brother Dennis. Duane is survived by his wife of 45 years Cornelia Hall and several brothers, sister and in-laws along with a step daughter, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11th, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Pastor Justin Johson) located at 8441 N. Indian Trail Rd., Spokane at 9:00 AM. Full military honors will be held at Washington State Veterans Cemetery at 11:15 located at 21702 W. Espanola Rd. Medical Lake, WA 99022.



E. Louise "Lou" Nehrenberg-Warwick

Lou passed peacefully at home with her husband by her side on January 20, 2011., A memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 12, 2011, at Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church, 9028 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA, 98270. Reception immediately following at the church., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.




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Ebba T. Winblade

Ebba T. WINBLADE Ebba T. Winblade, born September 20, 1907 in Tacoma, WA, passed away on February 3, 2011 in Edmonds, WA. Ebba was a graduate of Stadium High School in Tacoma and Central University in Ellensburg. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She had exceptional taste in home decorating. She also enjoyed gardening and treasured time visiting with friends and relatives. Ebba is survived by her loving daughter Virginia Bonnell and her husband Robert of Edmonds, daughter-in-law Donna Winblade of Lake Forest Park, 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son William "Bill" Winblade in 1993 and her husband Frank Winblade in 1994. A celebration of Ebba's life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, 206-362-5525, If you wish, donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Avenue, #500, Everett, WA 98201.



Eleanor Ruth Murray

Eleanor Burger Murray was born in Glasgow, Montana on December 1, 1921. She passed away on February 6, 2011 at the age of 89. She was one of seven children born to Henry and Ella Burger. After graduating from Glasgow High School in 1933, she worked in various nursing positions in Glasgow, MT and the Menninger Institute in KS. Her avid love of nursing took her to Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane in 1944. This was during WWII and she entered the Cadet Nursing program and graduated in 1947. After taking her State Board of Nursing exam, she became an R.N. the same year. Eleanor met the love of her life, Mike Murray, in 1953 and on May 14, 1954 they married in Seattle, WA where they continued to live the remainder of their lives. Eleanor worked in various hospitals in the Seattle area, where her love of nursing and helping people never diminished., Eleanor was a member of the Edmonds United Methodist Church, Ladies Auxiliary of the, and the Diabetes Association. After her retirement, she and her husband grew beautiful flowers. Eleanor called her garden an "Old Fashioned Flower Garden" as she planted the old familiar types of flowers she knew from growing up. Walking into their back yard was like entering an outdoors nursery filled with beautiful flowers of all kinds and colors. She shared her flowers with everyone she met or who stepped across her threshold. She was also especially proud to show everyone entering her home, the beautiful needlepoint pictures, made by Mike, her husband. Some fortunate friends and relatives were the recipients of these pictures. Many of her friends, relatives and strangers were frequently invited in for meals or conversation and many are the hours she and Mike spent enjoying and playing with their numerous nieces and nephews., Eleanor was instrumental in writing to all her parents relatives to obtain copious amounts of information, some written in German and some documents dated 1884, with pictures, to compile "The Burger Family History" dating back to her parents birthplaces and lives, including homesteading in Montana. She was assisted by her nephew, Larry Kalland. She spent many hours and days compiling this book for future generations in the family to read and enjoy. Her dream was completed with the finished product., Eleanor is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Mike J. Murray; her parents, Henry and Ella Burger; and siblings, Viola Atkins, Clara Kalland, Evelyn Lucht, Henry and Robert Burger., She is survived by her sister, Freida Reddig, of Missoula, Montana; as well as numerous nieces; nephews; and extended family., She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her., In lieu of flowers contributions made be made to the Edmonds United Methodist Church., Services for Eleanor will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, WA.For directions to the church or to view photos and sign the guest book please visit Eleanor's website at



Ellis Brace

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:48 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 2, 1923—January 31, 2011



Ellis Lester Morse

Monday, February 7, 2011 1:00 PM 

Ellis Lester Morse, age 83, of Wenatchee, WA, died on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at his home. He was retired from Safeway stores. He was a longtime active member of Church of the Nazarene. In loving memory, Ellis loved God, family, friends and fishing.



Emelda J. Brown

Passed away on February 3, 2011. Emelda J. (Smith) Brown was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 3, 1931, to Anaise Valcour and Emanuel Smith. She was the youngest of three children. She remained in New Orleans and attended grade school at Booker T. Washington and Macdonald 35 schools. She left her longtime friends and moved to California in 1949 to live with relatives where she finished high school and some college at the Vallejo High School and Vallejo Junior College. In 1950, she met Manuel Brown to whom she was happily married to for over 58 years until her passing. Emelda and family moved to Spokane in 1960 at the orders of the government where they lived for over 50 years with the exception of three years in Spain. She loved those years in Spain and learned to speak the language very well. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, fishing, painting, flower gardening, decorating and writing. Emelda became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in 1960 and remained a member until her death. She was also a member of many national and local committees and organizations; Spokane Chapter of the Links, Inc.; National Coalition of 100 Black Women; Avista Scholarship Fund Committee; National Writer's Guild and The National Library of Poetry for which she has published poetry. Emelda is survived by her husband, Manuel; two sons, Dwan and Timothy (Spokane, WA); son, Manuel III and daughter-in-law Rhonda (Issaquah, WA); daughter, Inez (Tampa, FL); sister, Yvonne Dupont (New Orleans, LA); 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one grandson-in-law, one granddaughter-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011, from 3:00 P.M. till 7:30 P.M. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. A home-going service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, East 203 Third Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99202, on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 10 A.M. Entombment Greenwood Memorial Terrace.



Emerson Wheeler Jr.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:47 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 8, 1929 - Feb. 5, 2011 



Emory G. Tungsvik

Emory G. TUNGSVIK Age 68. Passed away February 3, 2011. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 47 years. His daughter Cathy, son-in-law Damon Wickersham, and grandson Colby. His son Emory Jr. and daughter-in-law Ivy and grandchildren Juliana, Asher, and Isabella. Brothers Cecil, Olie, Cleon and sister Philimine (Andrews). Celebration of life will be held at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club on February 13th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seattle Children's Hospital.



Erin Lee Newkirk

Erin Lee NEWKIRK Erin Lee Newkirk of Issaquah WA passed away on February 6, 2011, at the age of 21. She was born in Park Ridge, IL to her loving parents, Beth and James Newkirk. Erin graduated from Issaquah High School in 2007 and was currently enrolled at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. Beloved daughter of Beth and James, loving sister of Grant and the late Steven, adored granddaughter of Marilyn Miller and the late Sam Miller and William Newkirk and the late Mary Newkirk, cherished niece of many aunts and uncles, very special cousin and friend to many. She will be dearly missed. Service will be Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, WA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to charities close to Erin's heart: Children's Oncology Services, Inc, 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 511, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-924-4220 OR Little Heroes, 200 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1050, Chicago, IL 60606; 312-322-0001.



Eugene H. "Gene" Miller

A 41 year resident of the Colville, WA area, passed away on Feb. 4, 2011 in Colville. Gene was born on April 30, 1932 in Fairfield, WA the son of Henry and Adelia (Gehrke) Miller., Gene was raised on the family dairy farm in Fairfield. He attended Waverly Grade School and graduated in 1950 from Fairfield High School. For the next two years, Gene worked for a local farmer and at the Waverly grain elevator. In 1952, he entered the U.S., and served in Japan during his tour overseas. Gene was honorably discharged and returned to Fairfield where he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Stender on April 24, 1955. They resided at the family dairy ranch for two years before moving to Spokane. Gene soon began a farm of his own, raising cattle in Pleasant Prairie area. In 1970, the ranch was sold and Gene moved his family to Colville, WA. Gene continued his cattle ranching at the new family ranch, as well as, worked outside the home. He worked for many local businesses including the Boise Lumber Company for nine years and Whitten Oil as a truck driver for 13 years. Gene retired from Whitten Oil in 1997., Gene had a tireless work ethic. He based the value of day by the amount of work he accomplished. His children reminisce of their childhood spent working alongside of their father. Gene's main interest in life was farming and raising cattle. He knew each animal, its past, present and history. The favorite animals he also named. Gene loved to hunt, often walking with his dog from home from on Hangman Creek to Waverly hoping to get a few pheasants and often successful. Gene also enjoyed deer hunting and made the experience fun, exciting and a story worth telling., Gene was a longtime member of the Grange, holding many offices including, Junior, Subordinate and Pomona Granges., Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Adelia, and his brothers, Bob and Harvey., He is survived by his wife, Shirley Miller, at the home; son, Greg Miller, Davenport, WA; daughter, Dana Rasberry and husband, Ron; grandchildren, Andy and Carin Miller and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service for Mr. Eugene "Gene" Miller, will begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Colville. Memorial contributions may be given to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at, DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL and CREMATORY, 155 W. First Ave., Colville, WA is entrusted with the arrangements.



Evelyn M. Gerkensmeyer

Evelyn Marie (Duclos) Gerkensmeyer, our beloved mother, grand- mother, sister and friend died unexpectedly February 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA., She was born October 8, 1936 in Cottonwood, Idaho to Tony and Josephine Duclos. She spent her childhood on the family's dairy farm in Cottonwood. She graduated in 1954 from St. Gertrude's Academy in Cottonwood. During and after graduation from high school, she worked as an assistant at St. Mary's Hospital., She married Ronald Gerkensmeyer of Spokane in January 1957. She spent her remaining years as a homemaker, devoted wife and mother and made her home in Spokane. She volunteered at her children's schools, including being a room mother and PTA member at Madison Elementary. In her later years, she volunteered at Bemis Elementary School and continued her hobby of baking the best cookies and pies ever., She was preceded in death by her husband Ron, her parents, twin sister Eleanor Uhlenkott and brother Lawrence Duclos., She is survived by brother Robert Duclos and sisters Bernice Pfiffner and Barbara Wimer and children Rhonda Nelsen, Gary Gerkensmeyer and Michael Gerkensmeyer, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews., She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish for 54 years. An active member of the parish, she enjoyed donating her time and energy to both the parish and Diocese of Spokane. She was active in the Immaculate Heart Guild, where she acted as treasurer., A funeral mass will be said Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4420 N. Jefferson St. in Spokane. Internment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Francis of Assisi parish. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY in charge of arrangements. Guestbook




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Faye Irene Evans Rounds

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Faye Irene Evans Rounds passed peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2011 in Yakima, Washington. She was born October 11, 1912, near Yellville in Marion County, Big Springs Township, Arkansas, to Will



Feroglia, Arthur "Sauce"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:00 AM 

Arthur (Sauce) Feroglia, 91, passed peacefully away in Wenatchee on Feb. 5, 2011. He was born in Cle Elum to Kittitas County Pioneers, Joe and ..... 



Ferrell, Kevin Shane

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:00 AM 

Kevin Shane Ferrell, 51, died peacefully in his home with wife and daughter on Feb. 7, 2011. Kevin was born Dec. 6, 1959 to ..... 



Frank Eugene Roberts

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Frank Eugene Roberts passed away Jan. 30, 2011 peacefully at home. Frank was born Feb. 2, 1922 in Indianapolis, IN to Oba Frank Roberts and Mary (Workman) Roberts. At age 17 Frank enlisted with the U.S. Army and was stationed 



Fred L. Bengen

Fred L. Bengen, of Ferndale, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011, after a brief illness. Many people remember him through his long career at the former Western Farmers Association (Co-op). After retiring from WFA, he went on to another successful career selling real estate. He made many friends in that industry as well. After retiring from real estate, Fred and Joan continued to enjoy boating and camping with their RV group. They were also very active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Fred also enjoyed many hours of golf and watching sports, especially the Mariners. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Joan on February 27, 2004. He had met Marilyn Rockwell during his real estate career. They renewed their acquaintance and on April 5, 2008 they were married. They enjoyed many happy times together. Fred is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four children, Joan (Ron) Moline, Fred (Debbie) Bengen, Janell (Leo) Wilson, and Tom (fiancé Melody Grondahl) Bengen. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; step-children, Chad (Ramah) Rockwell, Aaron (Hillary) Rockwell, Kristen (Travis) Lipton; and 5 step-grandchildren; brother, Bob Bengen; sister, Joy Hughes; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, February 13, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Moles- Greenacres Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 15, at 10:00 AM at Moles-Greenacres Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Support Officer Community Care, P.O. Box 1102, Bellingham, WA 98227. You may share your thoughts and memories of Fred in the online guest book at



Genevieve Irene Conklin

Genevieve Irene Conklin, 86, passed away in her Edmonds, WA home on Saturday, February 5, 2011., She was born April 18, 1925 in Dickens, Nebraska to Gladys and Lyle Moore. Her family - including six siblings - later moved to Washington where she graduated from Yakima High School in 1943., While attending a USO dance in Pasco, Genevieve met young sailor Newman Conklin. The two married on January 21, 1945 and would celebrate each of their 64 anniversaries by dancing together., The couple owned and operated Conklin Appliance in Lynnwood and were active in several local businesses and charitable organizations. Once retired, the Conklin's enjoyed traveling the world and spending their winters golfing in sunny Palm Springs., Genevieve was a founding member of the Lynnwood Soroptimist and a member of the Alderwood Eastern Star. She also enjoyed playing golf and socializing at the Everett Golf & Country Club., Her heart was broken after the death of her husband Newman in March, 2009 and again when her son Gary lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in June, 2010., Genevieve will be missed by her daughter, Barbara Shadduck (Glenn); grand-daughters, Tara Shadduck (Steve Wangen), Janette Cline (Paul), Kelsey Bellin (Jesse) and Cheryl Conklin; and four great- grandchildren., She leaves behind surviving siblings, Violet Olinger, Virginia Carnell, Elsie LeDuc and Robert Moore., The family would like to thank in-home care specialists Jessie Sylde and Kathy Bellin for their compassion and expertise. It was because of their loving care that Genevieve was able to fulfill her wish to remain in her home and enjoy the view of Puget Sound., Following a private graveside service, friends and family are welcome to celebrate her life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Lynnwood Elks, 6620 196th Street SE, Lynnwood, WA.



Georgina G. Hanser

Beloved Georgina, of Marysville, WA, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2011 at the age of 87., She was born Georgina Giles on November 9, 1923 in Windsor, Ontario. Along with her family, she moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1936. She married James J. Hanser in 1946 and together they raised their five children in the suburban Detroit area. In 1986 Georgina and Jim retired in Washington State and they settled in Marysville in 1996., Known as "Mike" to her family and friends, Georgina is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Jim; her daughters, Kathy and Karen; her sons, Jim (wife, Lynn), Tom and Brian (wife, Sue) Hanser; and her grandchildren, Claire and Jacob Hanser., A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 11 at Marysville Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Georgina's name to her favorite charity organization at



Gilbert James "Gil" Kaufman

Monday, February 7, 2011 1:00 PM

Gilbert James "Gil" Kaufman, 87 years old, went home to his Lord, Sunday, January 30, 2011, at home in Omak, in the company of his wife, Viola. Gil was born April 17, 1923, on Happy Hill, in Okanogan County to Peter Kaufman and Mary Fleishman-Kaufman. He was the middle child of seven siblings, and when he was about two years old, the family moved to the family farm on Dalton Road, which overlooks the entire Omak area.



Glenn "Zane" Aiken

Born June 26, 1927 in Mitchell, SD; passed away February 7, 2011 in Spokane. Glenn was a resident of Spokane for 79 years. He worked for the Great Northern Railroad for many years, was a member of the Eagle's Lodge and was an assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts. He was a very loving man. He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Compogno) Aiken; children: Glennda (Aiken) Rueppel, Nick (Sonya) Aiken, Stephanie Aiken; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Please visit Glenn's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



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Rick and Sandra Kwant chose life for their daughter Hannah Grace Kwant, born December 7, 2010. Everyday was a blessing with her. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 8, 2011., She was treasured by her parents, Rick and Sandra Kwant; her siblings, Martin, Sam, Cassie, Heidi, Valerie, Nathan, Terri Lynn; her grandparents, Roger and Jessie DeJager Gertie Kwant. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Martin Kwant., For such a short life she had an impact on many people, Memorial services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Faith Community Fellowship 1427 Monte Vista Dr. Mount Vernon, Washington, Private interment will be held at the Fir-Conway Cemetery., Memorials may be given to Pregnancy Choices., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.




Harold G. Painter, age 69, a longtime resident of Hamilton passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, WA., Arrangements are pending with Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.




Hilda Evangeline (Silva) Sprague passed away peacefully at age 104 at Country Meadows Village in Sedro Woolley., She was born the 8th of nine children on February 22, 1906, in a little log cabin near the Pilchuck River in Machias, Washington, to John Barnet Silva and Martha Elizabeth Virginia (Moore) Silva., Hilda married Francis Sprague in 1926 after his first wife -- her own sister, Bertha -- died, leaving two girls, Vida and Florence. With the birth of her two daughters, Fran and Betty, she raised four children. Frank Sprague's father was a sea captain from several generations of seafarers, in whaling, coastal lumbering, fishing, and carrying miners to the Yukon gold rush. Frank made the transition to steamships, and ultimately became a car salesman in Bellingham and later in Seattle. Some years after Frank retired, the family moved from their Lake Sammamish property to Samish Island, where they had been going for summer vacations since 1926. Frank died in 1985., Hilda's passions were driving, playing poker, fishing, gardening, berry picking and putting on skits for the Rebekahs, of which she had been a lifelong active member., A book about Hilda was created for her granddaughter, Wendy Pare. It is called "Hilda Evangeline Silva Sprague - A Century (and counting!) in the Pacific Northwest," as told to Kit Bakke, and was published in 2007 through, Hilda was a strong, spunky, self-reliant woman admired by friends and family., Hilda is survived by her daughters, Fran (Sprague) Welch Mabry and Walt Vilas, of Bow, WA, and Betty (Sprague) Davies and Bob Davies of Lacey, WA; grandchildren, Linda (Grannis) Good and Leonard Good of Langley, WA, Leah Toneri and Dennis Conyers of Hercules, CA, Christopher and Sheena Grannis of Bellingham, WA, Lynn Toneri and Rob Hink of Hailey, ID, Beckie (Davies) Heinlein and Dave Heinlein of Lopez Island, Wendy (Davies) Pare and Bob Pare of Edison, WA, Robert Davies and James Davies of Port Angeles, WA, Laurie (Welch) Lee of Muscatine IA, and Sandie Welch of Eugene, OR; great-grandchildren, Nancye Good of Brooklyn, NY, Kimberly Sutherland of Bellingham, WA, Lionel Grannis and Matthew Grannis, of Vancouver, BC, Celeste Gargett of Guzman, Mexico, Nanette Carrel of Eugene, OR, William Arron Welch of Eugene, OR, Tara and Evan Conyers of Oakland, CA, and Adryan Hink, of Sun Valley, ID; great-great-grandchildren, Faye Iwata, Jason DiMartino, Samuel Davies, Brroklyn Davies, Trent Ewry, William (AJ) Welch, Madelyn Welch, Kessandra Tate, Michaelyn Shoultz, Tiernan and Aiden Edgar, Camryn and Carter Sutherland, Lucille and Theodore Stoop., Hilda started a tradition, as part of her work with the Rebekahs, to raise scholarship funds for graduating seniors and is fondly remembered by students and staff., In Hilda's memory, please make your tax-deductible donation out to the Burlington-Edison Education and Alumni Foundation, PO Box 350, Burlington, WA 98233, attn; Rebekah Scholarship Fund, or to the charity of your choice., Her family will hold a celebration of life for her and for Frank in August 2011 on the family property on Samish Island.



Helen D.J. (Johnson) Stohler

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeHelen D.J. (Johnson) Stohler age 93 of Yakima passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011 with her family by her side. She was born June 21, 1917 in Lincoln, NE to Carl O. and Mabel John



Helen Jane Kading

KADING, Helen Jane, A Memorial Mass for Helen Jane Kading of Spokane will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:00 noon, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes 1115 W. Riverside in Spokane, WA. Burial will take place at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Boone, Iowa, at a later date. Helen died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at the age of 85. She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Boone, Iowa, the youngest of four children born to Virginia and A.J. Kading. Helen had lived in Spokane for more than a half-century, having settled here permanently after visiting her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Clayton Hendricks in the middle 1950s. Clayton was stationed in Spokane at the time with the U.S. Marine Corps. Helen was a long-time parishioner of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes and had been an active member of the Catholic Business and Professional Women of Spokane. She was employed for approximately 15 years as a bookkeeper in the fiscal office of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane before her retirement. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and two older brothers, James Richard Kading and William Edward Kading. She is survived by one sister, Mary Virginia Hendricks of San Marcos, Texas, one sister-in-law, Clavonne Kading of Boone, Iowa, 10 nieces and nephews and numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She is also survived by loyal friend and guardian Marilyn Walli, and many friends in Spokane. Helen was a cheerful spirit, and a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was an accomplished seamstress and was very generous sharing that talent. She enjoyed dining out with friends after Mass on Sundays, collecting unique treasures, and visiting her sister in Texas. She was proud of her nieces and nephews in their varied professions, and mailed newspaper clippings to family and friends when the Gonzaga Bulldogs made the playoffs. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. It is suggested memorial gifts be made to Catholic Charities PO Box 2253 Spokane, WA 99201-2253 or to Spokane Hospice PO Box 2215 Spokane, WA 99210-2215. Riplinger Funeral Home and Crematory 4305 N. Division Spokane, WA assisting with arrangements. Online guestbook at



Ida L. Wyant

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 PM

Our 96 year old Mom passed away peacefully into Heaven early Monday morning, January 31, 2011. She was born July 15, 1914, on Sheehan Flats, near Waterville, WA, to David and Maude (Hastings) Ferrel. She moved with her family to Medical Lake and the Peshastin/Leavenworth areas, following her father's work in farming, logging and construction of the Cascade Tunnel.



In Remembrance of Mackenzie Lynn Martin

Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:00 PM

In Remembrance of Mackenzie Lynn Martin Happy 3rd Birthday to our angel in Heaven. We love and miss you very much. Hugs and Kisses, Papa and Grandma Dayley 




James "Jim" Lawson Seay of Stanwood passed away at home on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. He was born January 27, 1950 in Webster, N.C., the son of Burl and Hazel Seay., The family moved to Washington state in 1957. Jim attended Stanwood and Mount Vernon schools. He enlisted in the, and served from 1969 to 1971 in Korea, obtaining rank of sergeant., After serving he was a supervisor for Snohomish County, port engineer at Kenai Packers, lead mechanic at One Way Construction, and a self-employed mechanic., Jim was preceded in death by his son, James "Jimmy" Jr., his father, mother and brother, Don "Gene" and other chosen members., He enjoyed welcoming people into his home, which was a refuge and gathering place for many. Food was plenty and laughter was always heard around the bonfire. He also enjoyed the peace and serenity of his home away from home in the Methow Valley. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and crabbing. He was a big fan of "start your engines" and "Go Dale Go!", He is survived by his daughter Leah, granddaughter Lucy, brother Terry (Debbie) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., Share in the celebration of his life on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Stanwood Grange, 6521 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood., Donations can be made to the Freeborn Fire Department at 3231 300th St. NW, Stanwood, 98292.




Jane Houston Humphrey Robins, 45, passed away, surrounded by her family on Feb. 5th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 16, 1965 in Coos Bay, Oregon to parents Thomas and Lois Humphrey., Upon graduation from Marshfield High School, she attended Southwestern Oregon Community College and was employed by the Boeing Company the past 16 years., She raised Labrador Retrievers and enjoyed owning small farms in Mt. Vernon and Sedro-Woolley. She will be remembered by her many friends as having a wonderful sense of humor and love of laughter., Survivors include her parents, son, Andrew Robins of Seattle, daughter, Jennifer Robins and son-in-law, Jesse Korrell, grandchildren, Gage and Delilah Jane of Everett, sisters Denise Weinke, Ellen Carvalho, and Megan McManus, and special friend, Russell Kuster of Kirland., She will be interred at Champoeg Pioneer Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Humane Society or Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, P.O. Box 451, Scio, OR 97374.



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James "Jim" Morton

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeJames "Jim" Morton, 68, of Toppenish, WA, passed away Saturday Feb. 5, 2011 following a horseback riding accident. Jim was born April 4, 1942 in Yakima, WA to Howard and Barbara (Mattern) Mort



James D. Basden

BASDEN, James D., Entered into rest on February 1, 2011. He was born on July 31, 1929 in Du- plin County North Carolina to parents Benjamin and Mattie Basden. Jim enlisted in the, in December of 1947 and served his country, proudly. He served during the, and achieved the rank of Tech/Sergeant before retiring in March of 1962. In 1950, Jim married his loving wife of 61 years, Laura and together they raised their family. Jim worked for the City of Spokane as a Computer Analyst and a Methods and Procedures Analyst. He enjoyed traveling, computers, and exploring the family's genealogy. Jim and Laura have been residents of Deer Park for the past 10 years. Jim is survived by his wife, Laura; sons, David Basden of Grants Pass, OR and Mathew Basden of Spokane, WA; daughters, Connie Huseby of Miles City, MT, Lynn Fusco of Naples, ME, and Francene Leines of Spokane WA; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will begin at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N. Division Spokane, WA. Online guestbook at



James G. Boornazian

Jimmy Boornazian, son of, George M. Boornazian and Rose Hagopian, Boornazian, was born, November 14, 1921, in, Fowler, CA. He grew up on, a small vineyard and, decided at an early age that, much as he loved his Dad, he did not want to be a farmer. He had a thirst for education and began his college studies in 1939 at Reedley Junior College where he played football and earned the nickname "Breezy" for his speed and agility. He also earned spending money from an ardent football fan who paid him $1 for each touchdown he made. In, , he was a navigator, flying in B-24's with the 15th Air Force in Italy. The 451st Bomb Group was on a bombing run in February, 1944, when his plane was shot down over Yugoslavia while on a mission to Regensburg. He parachuted safely from the plane, got hung up in a tree, and had the good luck to have been rescued by some of Tito's Partisans. He remained with them for about three months, running and staying one step ahead of capture until the group who rescued him finally reached Tito's headquarters. From there he was flown to Bari, Italy, and, eventually, reached home. His plane was the last one out of that airfield before it was shut down by the German Army. The G.I. bill allowed him to attend U.C. Berkeley and he graduated in 1949. In 1950, he was recalled for the, and flew the airlift between Hawaii and Japan. After returning home, he followed a childhood dream by attending night school at San Francisco Law School. After being admitted to the California Bar, he opened his own law practice in Oakland, CA. He loved the law practice and became a very successful trial attorney. For many years, his was a one-man practice but his increasing caseload required additional attorneys and ultimately led to the establishment of the Boornazian, Jensen, and Garthe Law Firm in Oakland, CA., After retiring he enjoyed fishing, reading, travel, and just loafing. He never forgot his gratitude for the G.I. bills that allowed him follow his dream and, to the end of his life, remained thankful for the life he led. He was an extraordinarily generous husband, father, and grandfather who helped those he loved to achieve their education and pursue their dreams, too. He is survived by his wife, Lorean Boornazian; daughter, Jill Boornazian; granddaughters, Kelly and Ani Haas; and his son-in-law, Lu Haas. All of us will miss him and we'll miss his zest for living. There will be a simple, private family memorial service at graveside on Friday at the Washington State Veterans' Cemetery in Medical Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210 or the Spokane Valley Food Bank, PO Box 141360, Spokane Valley, WA 99214.



James Oliver Bonser

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

YAKIMA - James O. (Won Feather) Bonser, 79, passed away February 7, 2011 at his home in Yakima. Jim was born in Tulsa, OK on December 23, 1931, to John A. and Mary Lou (Cochran) Bonser. At an early age Jim moved from Tulsa to



James, Edward Charles

Monday, February 7, 2011 1:00 AM 

Edward Charles James, 68, of Wapato, passed away in his sleep on February 4, 2011. He was born at home in Fayetteville, N.C., to ..... 



Jessie Foster Peterson

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jessie Foster Peterson, born in Chamberlain, SD on October 24, 1915, died on February 5, 2011. She grew up in Kimball, SD, and when she was in her teens, her family moved to Peshastin, WA. She graduated from Peshastin High School in 1934. Times were hard then, but Jessie always found work. She earned enough to pay her way through secretarial school in Wenatchee.



Joel Gail Story Sr.

Joel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Caryl; and children, April Joelene Herron (Dennis) of Pasco, WA, and children, Chad and Kelly; Joel G. Story Jr. (Betty) of Pasco, WA, and children Joshua, Lucas, Amy, D.J. and Brian; Gina Roundtree of Puyallup, WA; Tamme Ward (Bob) of Kennewick, WA, and children, Matt and Shane; Tim Story (Rebecca) of Kennewick, WA, and children, T.J. and Gabby; Todd Story of Bremerton, WA, and daughter Jessica; Tonya Stevenson (Rob) of Kailua, HI, and daughter Sydney; brothers, Don Story (Linda) of Pasco, WA; Frank Story of Richland, WA; sister, Virginia Rhine of Yreka, CA; mother-in-law, Clara Gertrude Lux; sister-in-law, Sister M. Clare Anne (Cathy Lux); 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Albert Lux., In early adulthood, Joel enjoyed racing stock cars in various places in the Northwest area. Joel was a lifelong mechanic and old car enthusiast. He loved working on and restoring old cars with all of his great friends of the Retreads Car Club, of which he was a proud member. His pride and joy was his restored 1956 Ford pickup, which he took to numerous car shows. He was restoring his 1933 Willys with all of his treasured car club friends, and his 1964 Ford Thunderbird, with son Todd, at the time of his death. As a devoted believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, he volunteered his time and talents to the South Hills Church car ministry and lawn/maintenance crew., A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Avenue, Kennewick, with a reception to follow., The family would like to thank Dr. Gabrielle Kane and the staff at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Dr. Steven Kincaid of Kennewick General Hospital and staff; and the nurses and staff of Hospice at The Chaplaincy for all of the care provided during dad's illness. A special thanks to those friends who continue to work on Joel's 1933 Willys. Donations may be made in Joel's memory to The Chaplaincy (Hospice), 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336 or The Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, P.O. Box 91460, Portland, OR 97291.



John Lowell "Bud" DeVoir

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 18, 1926 – February 7, 2011



John Robert Marquardt

John Robert Marquardt, 88, of Edmonds, WA passed away on February 2, 2011., John was born on May 8, 1922 in Laramie, WY and was raised in Salida, CO. A veteran of the, Air Force, he served in, from 1940 through 1945., He then moved to Seattle where he met his wife of 59 years, Bernice, and where he worked for the Boeing Company as a Production Engineer for 31 years before retiring at the age of 55., John was a member of the, and an enthusiastic sportsman. His hobbies included fishing and hunting, both here in the U.S. and in Canada. He was a Seahawks season ticket-holder for many years and was a fan of the Mariners and the Huskies as well., John is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters, Linda and Shirley; sister, Mary Cowen of Denver, CO; brother, Jim (Pat) of Enumclaw, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews., A special thank you to all the medical staff that aided with John's needs this last year. Although this last year was a challenging one for John, he always managed to keep his great sense of humor, which we will miss., Per John's request, there will be no service.



John Wilson Abbott

John Wilson Abbott passed away peacefully on February 4, 2011, surrounded by his family. He fought a long and courageous battle with many illnesses, always showing his great faith in God and his own healing strengths. John was born in O'Neill, Nebraska on October 23, 1932. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dorothy, sons Rick, Trace and Kevin (Darcy), grandchildren Lacey, Ryan, and Taylor, siblings Jackie, Eldon, Mary, Gene (Duane and Vernon, deceased) and their families. Also Dorothy's sisters and their husbands and families, whom he considered his own family. John served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and the Marine Corps in Korea. John graduated from BHS in 1951, WWU in 1958 and had many additional years of education. John retired from the Meridian School District in 1988 after 30 years as a successful teacher, counselor, coach and mentor to many students. He spent many summers logging, fishing and working as a strawberry boss. John was active in church work as a superintendent, teacher, committees and board member. John and Dorothy enjoyed many years traveling abroad, (mostly in warm, tropical climates) and in the U.S. John's family and friends were the world to him. His big smile, genuine kindness, wonderful sense of humor and love of life touched everyone who knew him. The family wishes to thank all those visitors who came to see John and share their fond memories of his life. It was a true testament to how much he was loved by all. He would probably say to those left behind "I've had a life of love and laughter and had many wonderful experiences so don't fret. I am with the Lord in Heaven and filled with joy and peace." Memorials may be made to Hospice House, 800 E. Chestnut St. Suite 1-A, Bellingham, WA, 98225. A Celebration of John's life will be held at Christ the King in Bellingham on Mon., Feb. 14th at 1 PM followed by a reception at



Jose Jesus Flores "Jesse"

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryJose Jesus Flores "Jesse" age 89 of Sunnyside, WA passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2011 at his home. God bless you Jesse. He was born January 8, 1922 in Mission, Te 



Joseph "Joe" Schumacher

Sunday, February 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Joseph "Joe" Schumacher, aka Grandpa Schu, was born on January 29, 1922, in St. Marys, IA. Joe went to the "Father" on February 2, 2011, after an extended illness. He moved to Wenatchee in 1949, where he was employed at Snitley Bros. Construction and later with Vandivort Construction for 17 years, until his retirement.



Joyce E. "Joe" Keene

KEENE, Joyce E. "Joe", Joe Keene entered into rest on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Chewelah, WA. Joe was born in Medical Lake, WA to Roy C. and Birdie I. Keene on June 26, 1923, the third of five children. Joe was raised and attended school in the Medical Lake community. In 1943 Joe enlisted in the U.S., . He served three years in the U.S. Army and 1.5 years in the, . He served in New Guinea and the Philippines attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was cited with American Theater Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and received an Honorable Discharge. On February 14, 1946 Joe married the love of his life Leona M. "Lonnie" Powers in Mead, WA. They were married for over 52 years until she passed away in 1998. They spent the majority of their married life in the Spokane and Medical Lake communities raising a family of six children. Joe spent a number of years operating a granite quarry and monument company in Medical Lake. He became a state employee working at Eastern State Hospital. He became an LPN and retired as a shift supervisor. Joe was a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved cooking for family gatherings and traveling to visit his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Leona, his parents, two brothers; Clifton and Adelbert Keene, one sister; Myrtle Worthington, one grandson; Jonathan Laitinen, two granddaughters; Kristen Laitinen and Cortney Keene, and one great granddaughter; Alexandria Smith. He is survived by a sister, Jessie Clark of Medical Lake, WA and his six children: James Keene (Rosalie) of Grand Coulee, Gene Keene (Linda) of Jackson, MI, Barry Keene (Tamara) of Spokane, Pam Laitinen (Roy) of Chewelah, WA, Pat Keene of Spokane, Jill Rosser of Spokane. He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, February 12th from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM the same day at Heritage Chapel. A short graveside Service will follow at Marshall Cemetery.



Joyce E. Lloyd

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeWAPATO - Joyce E. Lloyd (54) of Wapato passed away at her home on Friday February 4, 2011. She was born in Toppenish on December 12, 1956 to David and Pauline (Wannsey) Lloyd. Joyce was raised and educated in t 



Julia Louise (Watts) Guilmet

In Spokane on February 5, 2011 at 7:45 PM, Julia entered into God's Kingdom. She was the wonderful mother of Robert Guilmet and Lindagail Dixon of Spokane; Terry Fox, Roger Guilmet, and Jimmy Guilmet of Sacramento, CA. She was the loving grandmother of thirteen and the proud great-grandmother of thirteen. She was born on April 9, 1934 in Great Falls, MT; the second born of eleven children. She is survived by her brothers, Jim Watts and Delano Watts, and her sister, Reda Berg. Julia loved her family more than anything on this earth and was loved completely by her family and friends. We are all so blessed to have had the privilege of knowing and loving her for all the years of her life. She left this world with grace, peace, and comfort, and entered into the Kingdom of God with the same grace, peace, and comfort. Forever in our hearts-¦.FOREVER! Visitation for Julia will take place on Thursday, February 10th, 2011, from 12:00 PM until 4:30 PM at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011, at 2:30 PM at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA.



Junior Lee Caton

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Junior Lee Caton, 76, passed away January 10th, 2011 in Kingman, Arizona, at home while sitting in his chair. Junior was born in Julesburg, Colorado to Milo and Pauline (Bothel) Caton on August 15th, 1934. The family soon moved to Tieton, WA w



Junior Theodore "Ted" Peterson

Junior "Ted" Theodore Peterson, 83 of Lake Stevens, passed away February 4, 2011, following an extended illness., Ted was born May 31, 1927 in Lake Stevens, Washington to Hokan and Dora Peterson. Ted graduated from Lake Stevens. Following his service in the U.S. Navy, Ted worked several jobs including 10 years at Scott Paper, prior to becoming a real estate agent until his retirement. He married the love of his life, Marjorie Haaland, in 1951 and spent 47 years together until her passing in 1998. They spent many good times at Long Beach, WA, RV'ing, and enjoying their many friends and family., Ted leaves his three children, Karen (Kit) Stroh of Marysville, Nancy (Tom) Walsh of Lake Stevens, and Dorinda (Lance) Knuth of Stanwood; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and special friend, Berniece Secord., He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Linda; and his siblings, Hilda (Davidson), Steven, Gordon and Wilbur., The family would like to thank the staff of Ashley Point Assisted Living, Lake Stevens, and hospice for their wonderful care and passion., A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett., Memorials may be made to the Lake Stevens Fire Deptartment or your favorite charity., Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home, Everett.



Kelley, Penny (Button)

Friday, February 4, 2011 1:00 AM 

Penny Kelly was born May 1st, 1940 in Yakima, Washington. She moved to Ellensburg, Washington the following year, where she spent all but a small .....



Kenneth Hilton St. Clair

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Kjell H. "Chuck" Forthun

Kjell H. "Chuck" Forthun passed away on February 5, 2011 in Bothell, WA., Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Park Ridge (Chapel) Community Church, 3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA.




Linda Katherine (Kackman) Hartley, 70, passed away peacefully in her home care at April House in Marysville, Washington on Monday February 7, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease., Linda was born in Arlington, Washington on December 25, Christmas Day, 1940 to Loyd and Clara Kackman., Linda loved the outdoors, nature and flowers. She could often be found working in her garden where she proudly displayed her flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees., She was a beloved member of the Marysville community and served her community as the owner of Marysville Floral for 27 years. She served as an officer of the Marysville, for many years as well as a leading member of the Soroptimist club., Linda was a special person who reached out to others. She loved children and was involved in mentoring special needs children from Marysville High School to be active community members and citizens., Linda is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Rickard Hartley, who cared for her the last seven years of her life. She leaves 3 sons: Scott Hartley, Jay Hartley (Donalyn Hartley) and Tracy Hartley (Jana Hartley); 4 grandchildren: Autumn Hartley, Cortney Hartley, Holly Hartley and Grant Hartley. Linda is also survived by her sister Elsie Pryor (Jack Pryor) and brother Lloyd Kackman (Margie Kackman, deceased). Linda leaves 3 great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., Special thanks go to Virginia Cook for her loving care and friendship. Virginia holds a special place in Rick and Linda's heart. Thank you also to Robin and Greg Erke of April House for their outstanding care and love for Linda in the last days of her life., Funeral services scheduled as follows:, Viewing only: Saturday, February 12 from 12:00 to 3:00pm Weller Funeral Home 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington., Services: Tuesday, February 15 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Rd., Silvana WA with a viewing at 11:00 am, Memorial service at 12:00pm, Reception 1-2:30pm. Private graveside services will be held at 3:00pm at Loyal Heights Cemetery for close family members.




In Loving Memory Lloyd Carlton Hannah Lloyd Hannah, 87, of Tacoma, WA, passed quietly away on February 6, 2011. Mr. Hannah was born November 28, 1923, in Olympia, WA to Ethel and Robert Hannah. He was raised in Olympia, where he graduated from high school and later married his sweetheart Doris L. Coats in 1944. He served in the United States Merchant Marines during



LaTisha Sue OGDEN

LaTisha Sue OGDEN Tish was born October 25, 1960 in Lawton, OK, and died February 6, 2011 in Seattle, WA at the age of 50. Tish loved to travel and loved music. Tish is survived by her sisters Janice Ogden and Cynthia Chappell, significant other Jeff Erickson, nephew Eric Chappell, and life long friend Nathan Strong. There will be a Celebration of Life this Friday, February 11, 2011 7:00pm at the Burien Eagles, 920 SW 150th St. Burien, WA 98166. Please sign the online memorial at



Laurel Kathleen Dizard

Laurie was unexpectedly called away to be with God on February 3, 2011 at age 52., She was a mother to every child who walked in her door and a friend to everyone she encountered. Laurie was born February 24, 1958 to John and Sharon Beukers, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Lynnwood High School in 1976 and in 1978 married her high school sweetheart, Dave Dizard., She leaves behind her loving husband; her two children, Jeff Dizard and Diana Austin (Jeremiah); and two grandchildren Hannah (6) and Mason (5)., Laurie dedicated herself to raising her children, and was proud to support them in pursuing their hopes and dreams. She lived to see Jeff perform live comedy and Diana and Jeremiah play music in various bands. Her greatest joy in her final years was spoiling and spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Laurie loved unconditionally, and her home became a refuge to many kids who needed a place to belong., Laurie's memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday February 11, 2011, at Grace Community Chapel in Mukilteo, followed by a reception at the Alderwood Manor Youth Club.



Lawrence J. Kramer

KRAMER, Lawrence J., Entered into rest February 6, 2011 at the age of 74, while surrounded by his family. He had been living in his hometown of Ritzville, WA. Lawrence "Larry" was born June 4, 1936 to Peter J. and Ella Kramer (Lindeman) in Spokane. He grew up farming with his father on the family's farm where he, enjoyed riding his horse, Nugget. Prior to Larry's graduation from high school, he joined the Air National Guard Reserves and served for eight years, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1955, Larry graduated from Ritzville High School where he had served as senior class president. Following graduation, he started driving school bus for the Ritzville School District, under the supervision of Rudy Koch. Larry had many fond memories of his various bus trips and the kids on his routes. In 1956, Larry married his high school sweetheart, Dora L. Stratton. They made their home in Ritzville. Larry was an active member of the Ritzville Jaycees. In the early 1960's, he became a licensed insurance agent and started his own insurance agency. Larry was a Ritzville City Council Member and later became a Ritzville City Mayor. He enjoyed being a part of the community. In 1982, Larry retired from his insurance agency and decided to spend more time farming. However, his interest in politics led him to later serve as an Adams County Commissioner for District 1. Since 1992, he and Dora have owned and operated the New Ritz Theatre in Ritzville. Before losing his sight, Larry loved going to a good movie, and his laughter could often be heard throughout the theatre. Larry enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with his family. Music was also a very important part of his life. He enjoyed taking his family to concerts, including those of Chet Atkins, Peter, Paul & Mary, Irish Rovers, BB King, Roy Clark, Willie Nelson and more. He was also a member of the Spokane Folklore Society and attended many of their concerts. As a hobby, Larry collected and played numerous banjos and guitars. Hoffman Music in Spokane was a regular stop for Larry. In 2004, Larry was forced to retire from farming due to health issues. This was a very difficult time in his life. Farming was something he had done since he was a young man. He took pride in his work and passed that pride onto his family. Together, with his wife and daughters, they brought in the harvest every year. After retiring, he leased his farm land out to a family friend, but continued to visit the farm until it was no longer possible. At that time, his granddaughters would bring him samples of the ripe wheat to touch and hold. Larry was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy Elin, and both of his parents. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Dora Kramer, daughters: Donna Kessler (Scott) and Janna Gingrich (Bo), granddaughters: Mallory and Claire Kessler and Katheran Gingrich, all of Ritzville; half-sister Edna Thomas of Spokane Valley, sister-in-law Alberta Baker of Sequim, nephews: Terry Stratton of Mead, Russell Dunn of Snoqualmie, Luke Dunn of Walla Walla, Lyle Craner of Mt. Vernon, nieces: Barbara Nichols of Louisiana, Penny Doyle of Everett, Joy Sampaga, of Hawaii, Caryl Benner of Everson, Lyla Bailey of Marysville, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Danekas Funeral Home-Ritzville. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville with vault interment following at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Ritzville. Memorials are suggested to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville or Ritzville High School Music Department. Condolences may be left at, Larry's wife and daughters wish to thank all of their family and friends for the support and wonderful memories they gave Larry over the years.



LeRoy Eugene Stanford

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

LeRoy Eugene Stanford, age 78, passed from this life February 4, 2011. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. LeRoy was born on February 8, 1932, to John and Nellie Stanford in a cabin at Manson, WA. He grew up in Manson and graduated from Manson High School in 1950, and Wenatchee Junior College in 1952, with an AA Degree in Radio Speech.



LeRoy F. "Mac" McCulley

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

On February 3, 2011, LeRoy F. "Mac" McCulley passed away in his own home in Wenatchee, WA. LeRoy was born in St. Lawrence, SD in 1923, to Vernon and Lola McCulley. When LeRoy was nine, his father constructed a homemade motorhome on the back of a flatbed truck and moved the family to Omak. He attended school in Omak, then left to work at the shipyards in Seattle.



Leah Wiley McFADDEN

Leah Wiley McFADDEN With the simple elegance that she lived her life Leah McFadden diedat age 93. Born September 22, 1917 in Sedgewick, Kansas. She was diagnosed with cancer in October and bravely fought the disease with the poise and grace that defined her life. She lived independently, never wanting to burden friends or family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 68 yrs Harry McFadden, two sisters and four brothers. Harry and Leah were married in Kansas in 1937. He worked for Boeing and transferred to Seattle in 1961. They were active members of their church which was the foundation for their loving family. She is survived by sons David (wife Vicki) Seattle and Don (wife Arlene) Sacramento, CA; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She dearly loved her grandchildren. Leah set a high standard of excellence in everything she did.She loved entertaining friends; a member of Seattle rose society and master gardener; past president and active member of National Assistance League as well as several other philanthropic groups. Leah had the ability to form lifelong relationships and was the epitome of generosity, grace and strength. She valued her family and friends, and will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Bellevue, WA on Saturday February 12th at 3:00. In lieu of flowers, donation to Alzheimer's Assoc in Leah's memory.



Leslie Martin Kane

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:00 PM 

Leslie Martin Kane, of Cashmere, WA, age 94, passed peacefully at his home with much of his family present on February 5, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Sabina; and their eight children. He was a dedicated community member and parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Cashmere for over 50 years.



Linda A. Popp

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeOctober 12, 1951 ~ February 2, 2011 Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, she graduated from Eisenhower High School, YVCC and CWU. Linda had a vibrant and independent spirit about



Linda Katherine (Kackman) Hartley

Linda Katherine (Kackman) Hartley, 70, passed away peacefully in her home care at April House in Marysville, Washington on Monday February 7, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease., Linda was born in Arlington, Washington on December 25, Christmas Day, 1940 to Loyd and Clara Kackman., Linda loved the outdoors, nature and flowers. She could often be found working in her garden where she proudly displayed her flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees. She was a beloved member of the Marysville community and served her community as the owner of Marysville Floral for 27 years. She served as an officer of the Marysville, for many years as well as a leading member of the Soroptimist club., Linda was a special person who reached out to others. She loved children and was involved in mentoring special needs children from Marysville High School to be active community members and citizens., Linda is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Rickard Hartley, who cared for her the last seven years of her life. She leaves three sons, Scott Hartley, Jay (Donalyn) Hartley and Tracy (Jana) Hartley; four grand children, Autumn Hartley, Cortney Hartley, Holly Hartley and Grant Hartley., Linda is also survived by her sister, Elsie (Jack) Pryor and brother, Lloyd (Margie, deceased) Kackman., Linda leaves three great grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., Special thanks go to Virginia Cook for her loving care and friendship. Virginia holds a special place in Rick and Linda's heart. Thank you also to Robin and Greg Erke of April House for their outstanding care and love for Linda in the last days of her life., Funeral services scheduled as follows:, Viewing only: Saturday February 12 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Wellers Funeral Home 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, Services will be Tuesday, February 15, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Rd., Silvana, WA with viewing at 11:00 a.m., Memorial service at 12:00 p.m. Reception 1:00-2:30 p.m. Private graveside services for close family members will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Loyal Heights Cemetery.



Lonnie C. Hogue

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Lorell Orean ("L.O.") Seljestad

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Loren Eugene Krause

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

LEWISTON, ID - Loren Eugene Krause, 89, of Lewiston, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, of age related causes. He was born April 14, 1921, near Ravenna, Neb., to Clarence and Emma Ackerman Krause. Around 1933, Lore



Loren Krause

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 14, 1921 - Feb. 7, 2011



Margaret Elaine Dietzman-Caprye

Margaret Elaine Dietzman-Caprye was born March 7, 1931 in Iowa County, Wisconsin to William Henry Dietzman and Gladys Ione Dietzman. Margaret had two brothers: Robert Dietzman, Gary Dietzman., Margaret married Jerome Williams and together they had two sons: Daniel Arthur Williams and David William Williams. Later she married George Yank and had a daughter, Kelly Renee Yank. She married the love of her life on May 28, 1971, Michael Alfred Caprye, who had two boys and two daughters: Michelle, Michael, Monica and Mark Caprye., She worked for Rutherford Triple X Drive-in where she car hopped on roller skates. Margaret attended cosmetology school for a short time and returned later to college. She graduated from Spokane Community College in 1966 with her licensed practice in nursing. She worked for some years at Deaconess Hospital on the pediatric floor. She loved babies and children and loved to have her grandchildren around her. Later in life she loved working as a demo lady, passing out samples of products at local grocery outlets. Her great personality and big smile would always lure people in., Margaret's biggest passion was being a homemaker. She loved to cook and bake from scratch and invite numerous people into her life to enjoy her talents. Often when she made homemade cinnamon rolls they did not make it to their destination. She loved spoiling her husband by just being a wonderful homemaker. Some of her interests included collecting porcelain dolls, shopping for clothes, indulging on QVC, crocheting, spending time with her friends, family and the telephone. Margaret loved Christmas. She and her husband shared common interests such as collecting Hallmark ornaments, casino life and traveling. Margaret and her husband had one of the most beautiful Christmas trees for miles and miles., Margaret is survived by: her brother, Gary Dietzman; children: Daniel Williams, Kay Williams (daughter-in-law), Kelly (Rod) Yank-Geiger, Michele (Hal) Small, Michael (Peggy) Caprye, Monica (Tim) Smith, Mark Caprye and sisters-in-law: Donna Dietzman and Betty Dietzman. She left 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends who have been a part of her life for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Caprye, her son David Williams, and her brother Robert Dietzman. Memorial services will be Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10am and will be conducted at the funeral home, with inurnment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall ST., Spokane. Please visit Margaret's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Margaret Louise Anderson

Margaret Louise Anderson, 85, formerly of Ridgefield, WA, died Mon., Jan. 31, 2011 at home in Elma, WA. She was born Sept. 23, 1925 in Ridgefield, WA to Jess Louis and Annie Carrie (Schimelphenig) Haggard. She was raised in the Ridgefield area and is a graduate of Ridgefield High School., Margaret was married to Walter Calvin Anderson in Ridgefield in 1945. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1994., During her life, Margaret worked many places, including the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver during WW II, Libby Food Products in Portland, Goody Potato Chips, Vancouver and Jantzen Knitting Mills until her retirement in 1988., In addition to Ridgefield, Margaret lived for a time in Portland, Woodland, Vancouver and Elma., Margaret loved square dancing. She was a member of the Happy Hopper Square Dance Club. She also enjoyed golfing and even landed a hole-in-one at the Cedars in Battle Ground. She enjoyed archery and bow hunting, gardening and spending time with her family. Margaret attended a family gathering as recently as this past September 2010., She is survived by two sons, Steven Wayne (Linda Diane (Pratt)) Anderson of Elma and Nicholas Wade Anderson of Haines, Alaska; sister-in-law, Claudia (Haggard) Grinnel of Portland; two nieces; one nephew; and two cousins., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Jessie May Haggard, who died as a child in 1924; and brothers, William Harvey Haggard II in 1970 and Frederick Lewis Haggard in 1973., Memorial services for Margaret will be held at Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene on Sat., March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., Please visit and sign the online tribute to Margaret, or view/sign her guestbook at, Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.



Maria Garza

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 8, 1937 - Feb. 4, 2011 



Marilyne L. Vandiver

Marilyne was raised in Los Altos, CA. She met Gary in 1965 and they were married in May 1966. Gary's job moved them from California to Chicago, Denver, and Rochester, MN. In 1976, Gary, Marilyne and the family moved to a small 2-room cabin in the Blue Mountains of Idaho while working to find a business of their own. Marilyne and Gary moved to Richland in 1977 where they settled down and purchased Ballard Storage & Transfer in Richland. Marilyne was the vice president, co-owner and backbone of the business that she loved, people knew that if Marilyne said the job would get done, it was done and it was done right., Marilyne was the first woman elected President of the Washington Movers Conference since it's beginning in 1913. She was also elected President of the Tri-City Transportation Club., Marilyne was an avid gardener and loved spending time 'working in the dirt!'



Marilynn Cynthia Dunaway

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Mart K. Craft

CRAFT, Mart K., The Very Reverend Mart, K. Craft passed away February 5, 2011 while surrounded by his loving family and his friends. He was born August 28, 1939 in Sunnyside, WA. After attending seminary in Berkley, CA he arrived at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in 1964 where he was ordained and continued to serve God as an Episcopal priest for the following 42 years. After retirement he continued to serve God and the community of Spokane. During his life he founded Mid-City Concerns; he was chairman of Connoisseur Concerts, and he dedicated his life to God, his family and his congregation. Mart is survived by his three daughters, Eleanor, Abigail, and Olivia; four grandchildren, Alexandra, Nora, Cassie, and Cody, and sisters Becky and Kittie, all of who love him very much. Good bye Daddy--we love you!, Viewing and Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 10th from Noon to 5:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home. Father Craft will lie in repose in the Great Choir of the Cathedral beginning at 3:00pm Friday. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00am at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. In honor of his long, long service to the Cathedral and as Chaplain to the Altar Guild, memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral Altar Guild.



Mary McCabe O'Connell

Mary McCabe O'CONNELL With a sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes, and the gift of joy, Mary blessed all that knew her, which includes her three children, Katie (Gaebel), Claire (Cahill), and Ted O'Connell. Her eight grandchildren, who she taught to body surf in the ocean, include Mary Kelly and Roger Gaebel, Katie, Mac and Reed Cahill and Tricia (O'Connell) Piper, Erin (O'Connell) Rasmussen, and Megan O'Connell. Known as Mare to her family, she loved having fun with her two son-in-laws, and daughter-in-law, Rog Gaebel, Chip Cahill and Leslie (Dumas) O'Connell and her loving brother JR, who shares her passion for family and life. Mary loved people, travel, laughter and friends and she shared this with all the organizations she was involved in; in Pasadena CA they include her Kappa Alumnae Association, Junior League, her garden club, South Pasadena Beautiful, Girl Scouts as a troop leader, and the Huntington Library. In Seattle she loved luncheons with her Kappa friends, and her cousin Jim. But at her core, she was a teacher and loved making a difference in children's lives. She loved the warm sunshine of Southern California and the beautiful sunsets over Lake Washington the last seven years. Mary was born in Seattle March 1st 1928 and passed away in her home in Kirkland February 6th. Mary will be joining her husband Tom to dance among the stars. In lieu of flowers the family respectably requests donations be made to Swedish Hospital Hospice, or the UW Athletics/Husky Stadium fund.



Melissa Jean (L.J.) Porter

Melissa (L.J.) Jean PORTER Melissa (L.J.) Jean Porter passed away Feb 2nd , 2011 in Bellevue, WA. Melissa was born to the late Gene 'The Man' Porter and Dixie Brumfield Porter on April 6th 1960 in New Orleans, LA. Funeral Services will be held Feb 12th at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior, Ebenezer AME Zion Church (1716 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA) with Interment on Feb 14th at 11:00 a.m., Hillcrest Burial Park (1005 Reiten Rd Kent, WA). A Memorial Fund has been set up in Melissa's (L.J.) name at Wells Fargo Bank for those who wish to make a donation. Arrangements by Personal Alternative Funeral Services (206) 281-9292.



Michael Clark James

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Michael Clark James, beloved partner, son, father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend, went to the Creator Saturday February 5, 2011 at the Yakima Regional Hospital in Yakima, Washington.  



Mitchel Ray Simmons

Mitchel R. Simmons was born on July 27, 1955 in Sedro Woolley, WA. He passed away January 16, 2011., He leaves behind his father, Jerry Simmons; mother, Verna; daughter, Nicole Lance and husband, Jon; twin granddaughters, Hailey and Kailey; aunt, uncle and several cousins., Mitchel Simmons was one of the fastest dirt bike racers from WA in the 1970's. In 1974 and 1975 Mitch won #1 CMC plate, The CMC was considered at the time as the highest achievement for dirt bike racing., Mitchel was an owner operator trucker for 39 years. He was the number one driver for ten years through out the USA. He loved being on the road., In lieu of flowers, you can donate to Bank of America_ Account # 81174302., To help the family pay the remaining hospital bill., He will be loved and remembered forever but never forgotten. Mitchel was very special to our family.



Monte Benzel

Passed away January 31, 2011 at his home in Ritzville. Monte was born on February 17, 1956 in Spokane to Melvin and Joy Benzel. He was confirmed and baptized on March 22, 1970 at the Philadelphia Congregational Church in Ritzville, where he was a member. Monte graduated from Ritzville High School in 1974 and went on to attend Spokane Community College. Following college, Monte returned to Ritzville where he resided until his death. He did farm work for his father and worked part time at Marcellus Grange Fertilizer Supply. Later, Monte continued to work for various farmers in the community where he enjoyed driving combines and tractors. Monte shared his humor, contagious laughter and cheerfulness with all. His family and friends were a lifelong support and joy to Monte. He had many interests and loved motorcycle rides and snowmobile trips. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed watching movies and followed politics. Monte's compassionate spirit was demonstrated by his sponsorship of children living in Brazil. Later in life, Monte was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy which eventually restricted him to an electric wheelchair. Monte fought his disease gallantly without complaint, never wanting sympathy and remained living by himself in his own home. He was comforted by his constant companion, a kitten named Fritz, and countless phone calls and visits from many friends and family. Monte was grateful for the assistance from Dr. Sackmann, Mary, family and friends. Monte was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his stepmother Toni Benzel, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Private services will be held for close friends and family. Memorial contributions can be made to, , Muscular Dystrophy Association, or the memorial of your choice. DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY-Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.



Nick Dainard

Nick Dainard was born on February 4, 1983, and passed away on February 2, 2011., Nick leaves behind his father, Richard (Claire) Dainard; his mother, Sheri (Rick) DeFehr; his son, Elijah Flores; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends., Nick was a devoted father to his son, Elijah., A celebration of Nick's life is planned for Friday, February 18, 2011, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Forest Park Floral Hall, 805 E. Mukilteo Blvd, Everett, WA 98203., Nick's family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts, prayers and support.



Norma June Mathews

Norma June Mathews, 79, of Moses Lake, Washington passed away on February 6, 2011. Norma's greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Norma was born on June 20, 1931 in Fairbury, Nebraska. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1948. She met and married the love of her life, Verl S. Mathews, in 1955., She is survived by her ever loving husband of 55 years, Verl S. Mathews. She is also survived by her sons, Robert Willits, of Priest River, Idaho, James Mathews and wife, Connie, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Merle (Scott) Mathews and his wife, Barbara, of Fallon, Nevada, David Mathews and wife, Patty, of Marysville, Washington, Terry Mathews and wife, Kelly, of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; and daughter, Diane Thoene, of Moses Lake, Washington; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Sharpe and husband, Glendon., She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Atwell; mother, Marie Atwell; brother, Homer Atwell; brother, Kenneth Atwell; and sister, Ilene Willits., Memorial service were held at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Moses Lake, Washington on Wednesday February 9, 2011., Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2011 in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Everett, Washington.



OBITUARY: Ervin Angus Fry

Saturday, February 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ervin Angus Fry, 86, of Southwick, Idaho, passed away Tuesday evening at Life Care Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston, Idaho, of natural causes. Ervin was born June 3, 1924, to Angus Fry and Bertha (Thorton) Fry in Southwick, Idaho. Ervin attended school by riding his horse from Bedrock Canyon to Southwick. On May 24, 1945, Ervin married Alice May [...]



OBITUARY: JoAnn Hatley

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:00 AM 

JoAnn Hatley, 65, of Pullman, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at her Pullman home following a sudden illness. JoAnn was born Jan. 16, 1946, in Colfax to Edward and Eileen (Semler) Ankerson. She grew up in Colton and attended Notre Dame Academy School. Following her high school graduation, JoAnn attended Fort Wright College in Spokane where [...]



OBITUARY: Linda Vernette Johnson

Saturday, February 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

Early Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, Linda V. Johnson made the journey home to her heavenly Father. Linda spent her last days being cared for at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow with her family by her side. Linda was born Jan. 2, 1942, in Culver City, Calif., to Elroy L. Cable and Charlotte A. MacPherson.She grew up in Sierra [...]



Olivia Castillejo & Ava Sarah Wilson

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:47 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 15, 2009 - Feb. 1, 2011 & Oct. 3, 2010 - Feb. 1, 2011 



Patricia Armes

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Patricia Throne

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan.23, 1958 - Feb. 6, 2011 



Patsy L. Curtsinger

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CarePat was embraced by her heavenly Father on Feb 2, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Patsy Lenora Estes was born Feb 23, 1944 to Milburn and Elsie Estes in Toppenish, WA and was the fifth of seven daughte



Paul Christian Thoreen

Paul said goodbye to this world and his family after a brave fight with cancer at the age of 59. Paul was born in Everett, the third of eight children, to Lillian and Harold Thoreen. He grew up in Everett and graduated in 1970 from Everett High School. Paul's varied life included adventures on commercial fishing boats in Alaska, many years as an optical dispenser, and later as a golf course manager. Paul was lovingly cared for in his later years by daughter, Anne Marie and son-in-law, Josh Eerkes. The role that brought him greatest joy was as father, grandfather, and brother to his lively family., Paul continues to live in the hearts of his mother, Lillian (95 years old); brothers, Harold (Suzanne), Arn (Fran), Bryce, and Bruce; sister, Chris; and brothers, Larry and Richard (Dianne); his daughters, Anne Marie, Angie (Justin), and Toni (John); numerous nephews; and nieces; and his eight grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Jordan, Jaycob, Caleb, Ryan, Nathan, and Andrew., A memorial service to celebrate Paul's life will be held February 26 in Kennewick, Washington.



Pauline Brown

Pauline Brown, passed away in Spokane, WA on February 3, 2011. She was born in Verigin, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 1, 1932. A Funeral Service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11 am.



Pearl Helen Downing

Pearl Helen Downing, 90, of Lake Stevens, Washington, died on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Marysville, Washington. She was a resident of Lake Stevens for 10 years. Previously, she resided in Medford, Oregon for 27 years. Pearl was born September 1, 1920 in Chehalis, Washington, the daughter of George and Emmy Hanks and lived in Ryderwood, Washington., She married Ermel Downing in Ryderwood on February 13, 1943 and together they had five children, four daughters and one son. Ermel and Pearl were married for 53 years until Ermel's death. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for over 50 years and for 18 years she led a group which baked donuts to fund the church payment in Hoopa, California. She enjoyed playing the piano for church services and had a passion for traveling to Hawaii., Pearl is survived by four daughters and one son, Twila Eastburn of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sandra Taylor of Lake Stevens, Washington, Pamela (Frank) McCrary of Omaha, Nebraska, Nancy (Tony) Cieri of Medford, Oregon and Larry (Penny) Downing of Goldendale, Washington; a sister, Lorraine Olsen of Bentonville, Arkansas; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild., She is preceded in death by her husband, Ermel Downing; a brother, Herbert Hanks; and a grandchild, Bryan Kellison., Pearl's funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Church of God of Prophecy, 23rd & Maple, Everett, Washington, with a reception to follow at the same location. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Memory-Gardens Memorial Park, 1395 Arnold Lane, Medford, Oregon., Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday at the Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett, Washington. Charitable contributions may be sent to Church of God of Prophecy, 4732 136th Place NE, Marysville, Washington 97281 in care of Delores Huff.



Peggy J. Albright

Peggy Butler Albright passed away February 3rd, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Born June 20, 1947 in Havre, MT, Peggy was the fourth child of Paul and Katherine Butler. She graduated from MLHS in Moses Lake, WA in 1965 and married Douglas Albright in 1966. They have a daughter, Sage and a son, D.R. Peggy enjoyed politics, decorating, gardening, holidays, keeping up with news of family, shopping and finding just the right gift for one of her many family members. She especially enjoyed her role as a mother and later, grandmother. Peggy is survived by husband Doug of Spokane; son D.R. Albright, his wife Karen, their children Alexandra (12) and Ethan (9) of Snohomish, WA; daughter Sage Rogers, her husband Phil, their daughters Katherine (15) and Grace (12) of Boise, ID; five brothers: Bill, Jim (and Dee), John, Richard (and Debbie), and Don (and Chris); five sisters: Linda (and Jim), Sheri (and Matt), Debbie (and Allen), Shelly and Kelly; 22 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews on the Butler side; two sisters-in-law: Janet (and Russell) and Lori (and Dennis); four nieces and nephews and seven great nieces and nephews on the Albright side. She will be missed dearly by every one of them. Peggy is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tommy. A Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 12th at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar, Spokane, WA.



Preston L. Gamble

Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:00 PM 

A Celebration of Life for Preston L. Gamble will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Wildcard Sportsbar and Grill in East Wenatchee, WA.




Bob or Duane as he was known to his family and old school friends was born at home on November 26, 1928 to Herbert & Margaret Horton on what is now Horton Lane in Mount Vernon. He died on February 8th at his home not far from there with his wife Margaret and some of his family by his side., He attended local schools and graduated from Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1946. He then joined the, and served in Korea., He had 5 sons Glen (Bonnie) Gene ( Alma) Patrick (Lorie) Paul (Anna) and Scott who died in infancy. He had 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren., In August 1994 he married Margaret Oliver in Bellingham. He was much loved by her children Vanessa (John) Rowena (Don) Lucy (Jim) Chris (Holly) and Jeremy (Nancy) and her 8 grandchildren., He is survived by his younger sister Joyce (Bob) Shaffer., He worked as an operating engineer for a lot of years building many roads in the area. He was one of the first car racers at Skagit Speedway. He enjoyed flying, fishing and woodworking. He often put up a tough front but was a kind generous gentleman underneath with a heart of gold., He will be missed., In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Skagit Hospice Foundation P.O. Box 137 Mount Vernon WA. 98273., A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, February 12, 2010, 2:00pm at Hawthorne Memorial Park 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA followed by a Reception in the Hawthorne Reception Room., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Ralph J. Mennie

Ralph J. MENNIE Ralph Jerome Mennie, 83, Des Moines, died Feb. 6, 2011. Born Feb. 4, 1928, to Ralph & Elta Mennie, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps before a 45-year career with The Boeing Company. He married Eva Poirier in 1946; they had a daughter and later divorced. He married Esther Rude in 1952; they had three children and were married 32 years when Esther passed away. He married Janet Dawson in 1985 and they celebrated their 25th anniversary last summer. Ralph leaves his wife, Janet; children Teri, Ralph, Don, Annette, John, Nancy; sisters Roni, Rae, Cindy; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral mass 11:00 a.m. Friday at Saint Vincent de Paul, 30525 8th Avenue So., Federal Way. The family requests memorials to Nantz National Alzheimer Center, Methodist Hospital, Houston.



Raymond "Ray" Schornack

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SEATTLE - Raymond "Ray" Schornack, 79, of Seattle, passed away peacefully in his home on February 4, 2011 surrounded by family. He was born on December 20, 1931, in Perham, Minnesota to Joe Schornack and Caroline Kaufmann. He



Raymond Vern Rosenkranz (Bob)

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Raymond Vern Rosenkranz (Bob) was born to Milton and Gertrude Rosenkranz on Jan. 12, 1923 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima. The oldest of three children, the family home was located where 



Regina Marion O'Donnell James

Regina Marion O'Donnell JAMES Jan. 13, 1949 ~ Feb. 10, 2006 You are always in our hearts ~ Your Loving Family



Rev. Donald "Don" Eugene Skaggs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

April 27, 1926 - Feb. 4, 2011Born in East Selah and spent his life throughout the NW. Hunting, fishing and stewardship of God's creations were the passions of his youth. His many vocations included lumberjack, janitor, carpenter, e



Robert David Besel (O'Connell)

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

TACOMA - Robert David Besel (O'Connell) passed on January 28, 2011 in Tacoma, Washington. He was born on August 21, 1968 in Bellevue, Washington., to parents Ronald Besel of Bremerton, Washington and Barbara Riley of An



Robert F. Sheridan

Robert F. SHERIDAN Born July 9th, 1919 in Jersey city, NJ passed in peace Sunday February 6th, 2011 at age 91. Robert Loved his Family and enjoyed making everyone around him laugh and feel welcome, his favorite past times were fishing and traveling. Robert retired from Seattle transit. He was a WWII Army Veteran & recipient of the bronze star for his Courageous and heroic efforts. Robert also really enjoyed his affiliation with ATU Auxiliary 587. Robert was a resident of Medina and a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic church for over 60 years. You could always find him as an usher at the 5:00 p.m. mass. Robert was predeceased by his loving wife Marie. Survived by; his daughter Roberta of Port Monmouth, NJ, son Philip of Tukwila, WA and granddaughter Jennifer from Honolulu, HI. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 11 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 12 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bellevue at 11 am with committal to follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Vine Maple Place, PO Box 192, Maple Valley WA 98038. The greatest gift we ever had came from God, we called him Dad & Grandpa. Remembrances can be shared at or



Romualda Mailed Collado

Romualda Mailed COLLADO Age 93. Born February 7, 1917, in Banqued, Abra, Philippines. Passed away February 6, 2011 in Renton, WA. Preceded in death by her husband, Petronio, sons Rene and Nestor. Survived by daughters Myrna, Jean (Bing), and Maria Cristina, sons Manolo (Lilian), and Raul (Susan), 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Viewing 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, February 9 to 11 at Marlatt Funeral Homes, 713 Central Ave. N, Kent, WA 98032. Funeral mass on Friday, Feb. 11 10:00 AM atSaint Anthony Church, Renton. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM, followed by interment at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery, Federal Way. Remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society . Please go to to sign the online guest book.



Ronald Gibbs

GIBBS, Ronald, With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved friend, Ronald Gibbs on February 2, 2011. He left this earth after an astounding show of strength, perseverance, and determination. Ron leaves behind his beloved dog and two children, Summer and Daniel Gibbs. Ron was born, in California on June 5, 1959 but called Coeur d'Alene his home. He was such a people person who made friends with anyone who talked to him. Ron's spare time was spent fishing, camping and just "kickin it". His humor and his easy laughing even at the end; were a source of motivation. He was a fighter and wanted to live for his girlfriend and children. His girlfriend was a gift sent by God. She stood by his side and was diligent in his care. Ron fell deeply in love with her and both were content and happy with just being with each other. Ron's heart just couldn't take anymore suffering. After six months of being in the hospital/nursing home, he was able to be home with his girlfriend before being taken to Heaven to be with his mother and father. There will be no memorial, per Ron's request.



Ronnie E. Thompson

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Ronnie E. Thompson of Yakima died before his time on February 3, 2011, at the young age of 48. Born to Judy A. (Holman) and Elbert G. Thompson on February 3, 1963, and raised in Yakima, Ron gra



Ruth Sarah Smith Skube

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahRuth Sarah Smith Skube, 92 passed away February 4, 2011, in Yakima Washington. Ruth was born in Detroit, Michigan to Janet and Grover Smith on May 10, 1918. She graduated from the Univer 




Sally Kaye (Senn) HOOPER Sally Kaye (Senn) Hooper, 75, of Bellevue, WA, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 31, 2011 at Overlake Hospital, after an unexpected medical emergency. A bright light has dimmed, but is now shining with the Lord. Sally was born on Sept. 16, 1935 in Spokane, WA to Clement and Alice Senn. She grew up in Sunnyside, WA, the oldest of 4 children. She attended Washington State University and graduated in 1958 in Home Economics/Education. She started teaching High School in Vancouver, WA, moved to Chehalis, WA and retired from the Bellevue School District after 30 years at Interlake High School. Sally married Paul Hooper on August 22, 1959. Together they had 3 sons, Todd (Martie), Craig (Jill) and Jeff (Betsy). Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Paul and her parents. She is survived by her 3 sons, grandchildren Taylor, Kelly , Clay and Johnna; brothers Ron and Don Senn and sister Sherrill Mozey. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at 1st Presbyterian Church of Bellevue. Remembrances may be made to the Puget Sound Blood Center. An online guest register is available at




Saturday, February 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

JoAnn Hatley, 65, a lifelong Pullman area resident, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at her Pullman home following a sudden illness. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is caring for the family. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Richard A. Poffenroth

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Richard A. Poffenroth, 76, of Spokane Valley, died Feb. 8, 2011. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Endicott. Interment will follow at Endicott Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



Sally A. Rodriquez

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Colonial Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Sally A. Rodriquez (47) of White Swan passed away on Monday February 7, 2011 in Yakima. She was born on May 15, 1963 in Toppenish. Sally was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and a member of t



Schnebly, Franklin Eugen

Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:00 AM 

Franklin Eugene Schnebly, 90, passed away January 31, 2011. He was born November 23, 1920, in Ellensburg to Frank Brewster and Elsie Hodgson Schnebly, ..... 



Shaniah Lucille "Xmamsa" Jackson

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeShaniah Lucille "Xmamsa" Jackson, 14, of Wapato went to the Creator Friday, February 4, 2011. Shaniah was born September 11, 1996 in Yakima, WA. She was raised in Wapato, and was a student at Wa



Sherri Ann Angie

Sherri Ann Angie passed away February 5, 2011 at home from complications of diabetes and heart disease. She was born in Bellevue, WA on December 31, 1956. She has lived in Bellingham for 24 years. Sherri worked for the Lexington, KY, school district as well as the Bellingham School District for several years as a special education teacher, until health problems prevented her from continuing. Sherri's warm heart has been a guiding light for friends and family. Since being disabled, she has spent her time expressing her beautiful soul in graphic arts. It was her wish and gift to share her talent with all. Her openness in art created a wonderful family of people interested in artistic expression. Sherri open-ed her heart and home to friends who became family; always sharing love with those she met. With the help of friends and the guiding spirit of her deceased husband Richard, Sherri and partners opened The Sparrow's Nest Art Studio. In death, Sherri joins her love and soul mate, Richard Estes. She leaves behind her loving son Alex and step children Emily and Dana; mother Jackie; sisters Jodee and Barbara; brothers-in-law Richard and Don; nephews Anthony and Christopher; niece Kamee; and her adopted family Joe, Karen, and their daughter Sidney. Memorials may be made to the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation or the Whatcom Humane Society. Visitation will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Fri. February 11th from 3 to 5 PM. A Celebration of Sherri's Life will be held at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal on Sunday, February 27th at 2 PM. You may share memories of Sherri with her family at



Sherry Ann Smith

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahSherry Ann Smith of Zillah, born on January 26, 1949, was promoted to her heavenly home on February 4, 2011, nine days after her 62nd birthday. Sherry was the youngest of twelve chi 



Sibyl Frohmader

It's been 16 years since you left us. Not a day goes by without thoughts of you. You were a wonderful Mom and I learned so much from you, thank you for that. I miss and love you Mom. 



Stanley Eugene Easter

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA - STANLEY EUGENE EASTER, born March 4, 1932 in Hutchinson, KS, died on January 23, 2011 in Scotts Valley, CA. Stan ("Sonny") was born to James Stanley Easter (D. 1981) and Pryntha Evaloe Easter (D. 1994)



Stoneburg, Olivia "Ollie "

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 1:00 AM 

Olivia "Ollie" Stoneburg passed away on February 7, 2011 at Royal Vista Nursing Home where she received excellent care after 107 years of a good ..... 



Stuart Leonard

Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

VANCOUVER - Stuart Richard Leonard died peacefully Jan. 12, 2011, in Vancouver, Wash., listening to a Bob Dylan song in the company of his two sons. He was born Aug. 12, 1951, the son of Frank and Bobbie Lewis. Stuart was a po



Thelma Rose (Kerber) Fosse

Thelma Rose (Kerber) Fosse of Everett, passed away quietly Saturday, February 5, 2011. She was born Thelma Rose Gilje on January 18, 1913 in Rolette, North Dakota to Thorvald and Ragna Gilje., Thelma and her family moved to Chicago in 1927 where she graduated high school from Austin High. She met husband to be, Louis Kerber, on January 12, 1934 at a skating rink. They were engaged on Christmas in 1935 and were married May 29, 1937. After moving to Seattle, WA they welcomed their first child, James, followed five years later by Cheryl. Thelma worked for 20 years at the Snohomish County Courthouse as a secretary to the purchasing agent retiring in 1976., Lou passed away in 1972. She married Ray Fosse in 1983 and Ray passed away in 1991., She enjoyed traveling with her family and was an active member at Central Lutheran Church for over 60 years. Thelma's greatest pleasures were found in her family and her Church., Thelma is survived by her son, James Kerber, of Seattle; her daughter and best friend, Cheryl (Dave) Oczkewicz, of Bothell, WA; a brother, Walter Gilje, of Seattle; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter., She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Marvel, Mamie and Esther., Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2011 at Central Lutheran Church, 2702 Rockefeller, Everett. A reception will follow downstairs in the Fellowship Hall., In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607 which was very dear to Thelma's heart.



Timothy James Douce

Timothy James DOUCE Our beloved son T.J. (Timothy James) Douce, 25, passed away on February 2, 2011. TJ grew up in Sammamish, Washington and attended Eastlake and Juanita High School where he graduated in 2003. He proudly served his country in the Army for 4 years with deployment for 14 months in Iraq (Attack Co. 1-38th Bde. 2nd Id Styker Brigade) and was awarded a Commendation Medal and the bronze service star. The many friendships that began from that experience brought to him a special bond of brotherhood that is still there today. He enjoyed sports (GO SEAHAWKS!), movies and good old rock and roll. In life T.J. was a giving soul and in death he will do the same with one last gift of life of organ donation. He is survived by his parents, Mark and Gayle Douce and his brother, Andrew, Fiancée Brittany Oyer, Grandmother Sally Elliott, Uncles and Aunts Scott Mattson (Trish) Jeannie Carney, Kathy Gray, Molly Douce (Carla) and Herb Douce (Dawn) Cousins Carrie, Suzanne, Julie, Will, Zachary, Bonnie, David, Glenn, Isabel, Henry, Michael, Laura, Cody and Maggie and all the many friends that loved him dearly. We are celebrating T.J.'s life on Saturday February 19, 2011 from 1-5 p.m. at the VFW Hall 4330 148th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA Potluck and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the gift of life through organ donation.



VanFossen, Delsie (Harmon)

Friday, February 4, 2011 1:00 AM 

Delsie (Harmon) VanFossen, born Sep 9, 1933. Long time resident of Ellensburg went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 27th after ..... 



Veva Irene Eichler

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - On May 20, 1923, Veva Irene joined Curtis and Ardis Fowler's growing family. She was the second of what would be three beautiful daughters. They lived in Parker Heights and Mom attended Wapato Hig



Viola Margaret Jacobson

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

Viola Margaret Jacobson, age 91, peacefully left this earthly life in her sleep Sunday, February 6, 2011. Viola was born in Grenora, ND, on July 11, 1919, to Thomas E. and Lillian S. (Sather) Johnson. She received a diploma from the eighth grade in Williston, ND, Williams County Rural and Consolidated School, which enabled her to attend any high school in the state of North Dakota.



Viola T. O'Neil (Rentschler)

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Viola T. O'Neil (Rentschler), 95, of Yakima, passed away January 30, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Viola was born in Toppenish, WA on January 12, 1916 to John Rentschler, Sr. and Est 



Virginia Varnell Dunn

Ginna died January 28, 2011 in Seattle. She was born November 3, 1916 in Spokane, Washington and moved to Seattle at age 7. She was the only child of Elizabeth and George Varnell. Her father was Sports Editor of the Spokane Chronicle and later, for many years, the Seattle Times, and was a nationally known collegiate football referee. Her grandfather, Patrick Henry Winston, was Washington State Attorney General from 1897 to 1901. Ginna grew up on Capitol Hill and attended Seward Elementary, Lowell School and Broadway High School. She was a 1937 graduate of the University of Washington, where she majored in English, was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During World War II Ginna worked for the government as a censor reading mail to and from the war front. On December 29, 1945 she married Maurice Spencer (Mike) Dunn. They lived in north Seattle on family property that is now part of the Dunn Gardens. Mr. Dunn was the first and long-time manager of the First Hill branch of Peoples Bank. Ginna's many community activities included full-time volunteer librarian at Broadview Elementary School, an early member of the Board of ACT Theatre, and President of the Lakeside Mothers Club. Ginna is survived by her daughter Virginia (Vinny) Dunn of London and two sons, Patrick Dunn and Ned Dunn of Seattle, her daughters-in-law Susan Dunn and Patty Carr, and her eight grandchildren: Eden Sanders, Kate Sanders, Rachael Sanders, Oliver Sanders, Katherine Dunn, Sara Kirschenman, Michael Dunn and Carson Dunn. She was predeceased by her daughter Dorothy in 1950, her husband Mike in 1981, and her son-in-law Raymond Sanders in 2002. A memorial service will be held at the Florence Henry Memorial Chapel in The Highlands at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 26. For directions, call (206) 363-4319. Remembrances and celebration at 12:00 Noon, February 26 at the Seattle Golf Club, 210 NW 145th Street. Memorial contributions in Ginna's name may be made to St. Dunstan's Church of the Highlands Parish, P. O. Box 33029, Seattle, WA, 98133; The Dunn Gardens, P. O. Box 77126, Seattle, WA, 98177; or the Mike and Ginna Dunn LEEP Endowment, Lakeside School, 14050 1st Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98125.



Walker Lee Slack

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Wally D. Comenout

Monday, February 7, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeWally D. Comenout (16) of Toppenish passed away Friday as a result of a motor vehicle accident south of Toppenish. He was born on November 10, 1994 in Puyallup to Charles Williams and Patience Comenout. W



Warren Dale DeRuwe

Passed away February 6, 2011, at his home in Greenacres, WA, with his family by his side. Dale was born in College Place, WA, on January 4, 1921, the son of Felix and Anna (Schiffner) DeRuwe and the brother of Milan DeRuwe, who preceded him in death. His family raised sheep all over Eastern WA, ID, and MT. Dale served in the 1st Marine Division, 1st Replacement Battalion, in the Pacific Theater during, . He began his overseas mission fighting at Cape Gloucester New Britain, and then served in the campaigns for Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Okinawa., Dale met his wife, Cherry (Rowen) at a grange dance. As soon as Cherry turned 18, they were married June 24, 1955, and raised four children., In 1962, Dale was named Soil Conservation Farmer of the year for Spokane County. He was instrumental in the formation of the Spokane Milk Producers and served his term as president of the board. He was also President of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. Dale began driving school bus with Central Valley School District in 1967, and continued until 1996, after suffering a massive stroke., Dale became a realtor with the Tomlinson Agency in the Spokane Valley in 1974, receiving top salesman recognition several times. Dale also devoted 52 years of service to the Spokane Valley Lions Club., Dale was a member of Opportunity Presbyterian Church, serving as elder and head usher for many years and attended church every Sunday with his family for over 55 years., Dale is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Cherry DeRuwe; children, Vicki (Stephen) Wieber, Dan (Karen) DeRuwe, Tammy (Jay) Hubble and Darin (Jennifer) DeRuwe; ten grandchildren, Brandon DeRuwe, Chris Wieber, Kelly Wieber, Josh DeRuwe, Amanda DeRuwe, Tasia DeRuwe, Shantel DeRuwe, Brittany Hubble, Brooke DeRuwe and Nathan DeRuwe; and one great-grandson, Zachary DeRuwe., Memorial Services are being held on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines, Spokane Valley, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Opportunity Presbyterian Church, the Inland Northwest Chapter of Honor Flight (, ), or Hospice of Spokane.



Wayne Allen Bolton, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Wayne Allen Bolton, D.D.S., M.S.D., of Yakima, died Monday morning, January 31st at Highgate Senior Living Center. Wayne was born December 24, 1922 in Everett, Washington to Georg



Wilbur Bline

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3:48 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 10, 1926 - Feb. 3, 2011 



William "Bill" Snyder

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William R. "Bill" Bradshaw

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bill died on February 2, 2011, in Sun City West, AZ. He was 73 years old, and had attended Leavenworth, WA schools, graduating in 1955. 



Winthrop Pratt "Win" Robinson

Win had a distinguished naval career as a pilot and numerous commands including Commander of the Navy Space Systems. He achieved the rank of Captain in his 30+ year career. He had a great passion for golf and in his prime had a 1 handicap. 



Wynona Richardson

Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Wynona Richardson, age 75, of Bellevue, WA, passed away on February 2, 2011, at the home of her daughter. She and her husband, Larry, celebrated 53 years of marriage on December 7, 2010. He preceded her in death by 34 days. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, and faced her treatment with great courage.

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