Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/16/2011



Friday, February 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

n Name omittedJo Ann Hatley also is survived by her mother, Eileen Ankerson of Pullman. Ankerson's name was omitted from Hatley's obituary in Monday's Daily News because of a funeral home error. [...] 




Anna Catharina Dierst (nee Spieker) passed away peacefully on February 12, 2011 in Mount Vernon. Mrs. Dierst was born on September 16, 1920 in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands to Anna and Gerrit Spieker., The family immigrated to the United States to New Jersey in 1929. Anna (Anne) then later moved to the Seattle (Kirkland) area in 1978 where she then met and married Robert (Bob) Dierst., Bob and Anne then eventually moved to their permanent home in 1997 to Willett Street in Mount Vernon; a town and community they grew to know and love. Anne had requested her ashes be spread on her roses on the family property., Mrs. Dierst is survived by her beloved husband, Bob; her four children, John (and wife, Marie) Garrett of Petaluma, CA, William Garrett of Woodland Park, CO, Carol Garrett of Thomaston, CT, and Roger (and wife, Sonnie) Garrett of Sparta, NJ. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; her sister, Maria Martin; her brothers, Peter, Ben and William Spieker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews., A service to honor her memory will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Kern Funeral Home with Reverend Ron Deegan officiating., You may share your memories of Anne and sign her online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Alvina Winterowd

WINTEROWD, Alvina"Karen", Karen was born January 26, 1939 in Chinook, MT to Asle Ruud and Myrtle Bleken. She passed away on February 15 in Spokane. Karen graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1957 and then went to Lewiston, ID where she attended Lewis and Clark College. On August 2, 1983 she married Ray Winterowd. She worked at Headstart, the Idaho Tax Commission and the Sears Service Center. Karen is survived by her husband of 27 years Ray; children Patrick Murphey of Medford, OR, Matthew Murphey of Spokane, and Pamela Murphey of Kooskia, ID; stepchildren Jack Winterowd of Puyallup, WA, Brian Winterowd of Clinton, UT; stepmother Inga Ruud of Spokane; brothers Clayton Ruud of Spokane, David Ruud of Linwood, WA; five grandchildren Nick, Sean, Tia, Peyton and Lucas, and two great-grandchildren Jaidan and Bailey. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 18 at Heritage Chapel.



Anthony Paul Martinis

Tony Martinis passed peacefully on February 12, 2011 following an extended illness., Tony was a lifetime resident of Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1955, and attended Everett Community College. He also served in the U.S. Army., Tony followed the footsteps of generations of the Martinis family as a commercial fisherman. He began working for his father on the Freeland as a small boy. He salmon fished in Alaska in the Bering Sea, South East Alaska and also in the Puget Sound. He was captain and owner of two fishing vessels, the Sykes and the Bluechip (Barbara Jean) for many years. He ran his boats for salmon fishing, shrimp fishing and for other business pursuits., Tony was a "people person" and had many friends from all walks of life. He seemed to know everyone in Everett as well as their histories. His friendships spanned the entire state and beyond. He was a wonderful and entertaining storyteller. He was a regular with the coffee crowd at Carl's Bakery. Tony loved to entertain and to feed people. He also loved to take people out crabbing on his yacht, the Shiloh, and to host various parties at his home in Everett. He was never one to stick with a schedule and would plan a get together at the drop of a hat., Throughout his life Tony was a member of various organizations including the Elks and the Knights of Columbus. He was an active businessman and was always involved in one or more extremely interesting business projects., Tony was born June 26, 1937 in Everett, Washington to his Croatian parents, Antonio Martinis and Winnie Mardesich Martinis., Tony is survived by his son, Anthony (TJ); granddaughter, Madison; his brother, Paul; and his sisters, Barbara Piercey (Jim) and Ellen Stormo. He leaves a large extended family including his nieces; nephews; cousins; and their families. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all. He is also survived by two exceptionally good friends, Pat Olson and Laina Brown., TJ and the family are very grateful to Pat and Laina for their being there for Tony and supporting him throughout his extended illness and his passing., Services for Tony will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 18 at Immaculate Conception Church, 25th & Hoyt. A reception will follow the service at Mattie Hall., In lieu of flowers, donations may be in Tony's memory to a charity of your choice or to The Seattle Fishermen's Memorial, Post Office Box 17356, Seattle, Washington, 98127, (206)782-6577




Bertha Elizabeth Burnett, age 100, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Home Place Special Care in Burlington, Washington., She was born on October 2, 1910 in East St. Louis, Illinois, one of thirteen children of Bert & Christina (Amann) Thompson. She was raised and attained her education in East St. Louis., She was united in marriage to Robert Burnett on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930 in East St. Louis and they made their home and raised their family there until moving to Sedro-Woolley in 1960. Bertha continued to be a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She loved to get down on the floor playing with her grand and great-grandchildren. And when time allowed she enjoyed gardening and beachcombing looking for shells and rocks., She is survived by her son, Robert A. Burnett, Jr. and his wife Lorraine of Mount Vernon and her daughter, Bernice Hensler and her husband Roy of Sedro-Woolley; two brothers, Ray & Alvin Thompson and a sister, Evelyn Embrey; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, Sr. and nine brothers and sisters., Private family services will be held with inurnment in the Saxon Cemetery., Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.



Barbara Ann McAlester Williams

Barbara Ann McAlester WILLIAMS Barbara Ann McAlester Williams passed away in Bellevue Washington on February 10th, 2011 at the age of 77. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on December 31, 1933 in Marin County, CA. Growing up in Santa Rosa, California, she worked in her aunt's "juice bar". Soon after, she met her future husband Herb on a blind date and the two were married December 1st, 1950. They were married for 60 wonderful years. A Bellevue resident since 1962, Barbara was the most kindhearted and generous person anyone could know. She had an "unconditional and non-judgmental" love for those who were in her life. She was sweet, beautiful, ladylike, and very special. Barbara was known as the "neighborhood Mom" during her kids' school years in Newport Hills. Everyone called her "Mom" whether related to her or not. Barbara enjoyed boating with her family, reading suspense and mystery novels, and loved to watch her favorite soap operas. Most of all, she enjoyed getting together with family and friends. She had many long term friends. As a wife, she traveled with her husband to Australia, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. She was a devoted, loving and nurturing wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Herb, her children Sandra, Herbert Jr., and Earl, and her grandchildren, Jason, Andy, Nolan, Chad, Reese and Charlie. She was dearly loved and she will be painfully missed. "Goodbye Honey, Goodbye Mom. Goodbye Barb, Goodbye Grandma, Goodbye Nana. We all love you. We will miss you. We will always remember you." Remembrances may be made to The Wounded Warriors' Project.



Barbara Kaluza

Passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of February 13th. Barbara was born in Devon, England in 1926 to Ernest and Norah Gillard. She met and married her husband, Edward, at the end of World War II and at the age of 19 came to the states. Barbara had a kind and generous heart and loved animals, especially cats. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Kaluza. She is survived by her son, Michael Kaluza (Ann), Spokane and daughter Linda Kaluza, Seattle, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters in England, Hilda, Irene, Pam. She lived the last 16 yrs at Maplewood Garden Assisted Living. We would like to thank the staff for the kind and loving care that she received. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 17th from 4 PM until 8 PM at the funeral home. A Vigil Service will be held Friday, February 18th at 7 PM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 19th at St Charles Catholic Church at 11 AM with Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery., Please come to a pre-funeral gathering at St Charles Hall at 10 AM to share your memories of Barbara. Visit Barbara's on-line memorial at:, Arrangements entrusted to:



Bernice Ilene (Smith) Runstadler

Bernice Ilene (Smith) RUNSTADLER Born Feb. 8, 1922 in Birmingham, WA Died Feb.11, 2011 at the age of 89. Survived by sons Roger and Gary Runstadler, sister Frances Griffitts, 91 of Shelton, and two grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Ray Runstadler. Funeral services 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17 at Juanita Community Church 10007 NE 132nd Street, Juanita, WA.



Bette Ann (Rice) Wilder Backstrom

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bette Ann Rice was born September 15, in Pomona, CA, to James William Rice and Mabel Graham Rice. Bette spent her early life in Southern California, including Glendale and Pasadena. At Age ten, her father's oil business took the family to Houston, TX. It was there that Bette attended St. Agnes Girls' Academy and accepted her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.



Billie Jean McChesney

Billie Jean McChesney, 79, of Lynnwood, WA, died January 24, 2011., She was born on October 6, 1931 in Hollis, Oklahoma., Billie was retired from the City of Seattle after many years of service. She had a special passion for flying. Billie had her pilot's license and owned her own plane. She had been living in Mexico for the four months prior to her death. She very much enjoyed the warm climate and the sunshine every day., Billie was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Jack; her grandson, Casey; her granddaughter, Tracy; and her sister, Wilma., Billie is survived by five children, Russ (Cathleen) Faiferlick, Wanda (Patrick) Morris, Barbara Faiferlick, Bill Faiferlick and Carrie McFadden; her seven grandchildren, Tricia Cossette, Mandy Cameron, Tonya Fischer, Kristin Faiferlick, Erin Faiferlick, RJ Skagen and Tylor Faiferlick; her six great-grandchildren and her sister, Marjory., At Billie's request, there will be a small gathering of her family and friends at a private home. For more information or to offer condolences, you may contact




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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.



Cecil W. "Bud" Mervin

Cecil "Bud" W. Mervin, age 73 of Maple Falls, WA passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2011. He was born on December 2, 1937 in Nampa, ID to Wayman and Donna (Nelson) Mervin. Bud attended Parkrose High School, where he played on the football and baseball teams. After graduation, he joined the



Charles Henry Whitt

Charles was preceded in death by his mother and father, sisters Media, Rella, Florence, and Shirley, and brother James and granddaughter Ebony. 



Clara A. Riddle

RIDDLE, Clara A., Passed away peacefully in her home on February 10, 2011. She was born in Cayuga, ND on July 28, 1917. She had six brothers and sisters. After she moved to Spokane she met Chet Riddle, and they married in 1943. Clara was a wonderful mother, homemaker, and worked at Spokanite Dry Cleaners on Garland for several years. Her life revolved around her family. She enjoyed gardening, her rose garden, and feeding the birds and squirrels of the neighborhood., Clara is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Dick Vandervert; granddaughters Debbie (Steve) Cozzetto, Rhonda (Matt) McGee; grandsons Robby and Randy Riddle. Also great-grandchildren Michelina, Jared, and Jovan Cozzetto. Loving her like a mother were nieces Clarice (Jim) Dent, Sharon (Rick) Weijo, and nephew David (Janet) Creal and their children. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Chet Riddle; son Chuck (Sharon) Riddle, several relatives and their dog Chelsie., Special thanks to long term caregivers Shari Lippencott and Lorri Price, we thank you so much for all you did for mom and us. A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Clara to Spokane Guild School, 2118 W. Garland, 99205 / Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, 99210 or, Inland NW, 910 W. 5th Ave. Ste #256, 99204.



Clarence A. "Ski" Lesczykowski

Long time Spokane Resident Clarence A. "Ski" Lesczykowski M.M.C.S. passed away February 13, 2011 after a long, happy life. He was born April 5, 1918. He joined the Navy January 2, 1946. While on active duty he served on the U.S.S. Pensacola, U.S.S. Hector and U.S.S. Rochester. Cal joined the Navy Reserve in 1946 and retired in 1978. He was a member of Labor Local 238,, #38, Reserve Association League and the Navy Institute. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors; this he shared with all his many family members. He is survived by his brother Danny Shirley, along with many nieces and nephews. Cal will be missed by all who new him. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Spokane Humane Society or the Spokane Food Bank. A memorial will be held at a later date., Please visit Cal's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Cody Dezellem

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

Cody Dezellem passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital. He was born August 11, 1984, to Stuart and Raelynn Dezellem at Omak, WA. Cody was raised in Bridgeport, WA, where he graduated high school in 2003. He was involved in many school clubs and activities, including FBLA, FFA and Honor Society.



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Cynthia "Cindy" Byrd

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Cynthia "Cindy" Byrd passed away February 9, 2011 at Yakima Regional Hospital. She was born December 21, 1954 in Ogden, Utah. Cindy married Russel Byrd in 1990 in Californ



DEATH NOTICE: Charles E. Taylor

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:00 AM

Charles E. Taylor, 72, of Troy, Idaho, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center. Services are pending at Short's Funeral Chapel. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Eugene P. Osmun

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Eugene P. Osmun, 75, of Colfax died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Colfax. The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Bruning Funeral Home Chapel in Colfax. Burial will follow in Colfax Cemetery. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: L. Sue Bedwell

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:00 AM 

L. Sue Bedwell, 71, of Moscow died Friday at her daughter's home in Troy. Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Marv F. Druffel

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:00 AM 

Marv F. Druffel, 46, of Colton died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his Colton home. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Mary E. 'Betty' Biffle

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:00 AM 

Mary E. "Betty" Biffle of Moscow died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village. She was 86. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Ronald Rathbun

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ronald Rathbun of Moscow died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village. He was 70. Services are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. [...] 




Dennis Michael SWEENEY 6/10/48 ~ 2/12/11 Dennis passed away suddenly while in treatment for colon cancer. Dennis grew up in the West Seattle/South Seattle community, attending Olympic Junior High graduating from Mount Rainier High School in 1966. After graduation Dennis served his country by volunteering for the United States Air Force, serving in the reserves from 1968-1973. The majority of Dennis' working life was spent at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. He worked as a Continental Airlines Cargo Sales Agent for over 20 years. After he left Continental he finished his career, at the airport, working with his wife at Ken's Baggage & Frozen Food Storage. Dennis had a zest for life and appreciated every day as if it were his first. He was loyal to his friends, often being the "sarcastic comedian" taking and receiving liberties where others would have failed. Dennis loved to bet on his horses. Although a lifelong Raider fan, Dennis enjoyed viewing just about any sporting event, finding it may be much more interesting if he could bet on it. Dennis enjoyed traveling to as many sunny locations as was possible, but found his favorite place in Washington State at Haven Lake in Mason County. There he happily enjoyed over 25 years of 4th of July fireworks, sunny afternoons, and the friendships he made navigating the lake. However, his favorite place on earth was Sugar Beach, Kihei, Maui. Dennis was always happy with a drink in his hand and the sun on his face. He never found a beach he did not enjoy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Terrence and Ann Sweeney. Dennis is survived by his wife of 29 years, Diana (Layne), his son Joel Michael Sweeney, his brother, Donald E. Sweeney, John and Carol Layne, Denny and Heidi Layne, Joshua Layne, Matthew Layne, and an amazing group of lifelong friends. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to his favorite charity, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, "Joel's Brigade." Memorial Services will be held on Friday February 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 350 Monroe Avenue N.E., Renton, WA 98056. To write in the online guestbook please visit




Dorothy E. (Hammerschmith) Brown Dorothy E. Brown died Sunday, February 13. She was born August 23, 1929 to Adolph and Ruth Hammerschmith of Yelm, Washington. She attended Yelm Schools and graduated from Yelm High School. She attended Washington State University. She worked in the library at Yelm High School. Dorothy was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church where she had been active in the Altar Society and the Religious Education program. After retirement she and her friend Patt started walking several days a week. Their favorite walking route was in Yelm and usually ended at Mr. Doug's Restaurant, where they shared a sandwich. She enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren. She also traveled with her friends Ramona, Betty, and Josephine whom she had known since childhood. She is survived by her children Sharon Kabanuck (Terry), Garry (Lucy), Joann, Susan Walsh (Steve), Patricia Trusty (Jack Holtzclaw), and Mike (Michele), nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, Adolph Hammerschmith, and two sisters, Patricia Wilson and Muriel Bate. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Columban Catholic Church in Yelm on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to Yelm High School Dollars for Scholars, St. Columban Church Building Fund, or the charity of your choice. Please leave online condolences at



Dale L. Stark

Dale L. Stark of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 11, 2011. He was born in Spokane, WA, but was raised and lived in the Portland-Vancouver area. He graduated from Parkrose High School and received his undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Oregon., Dale was employed by the Portland Public School District for 10 years and the Evergreen Public School System for 23 years. His area of expertise was working with special needs children and coaching junior high wrestling., Dale was a devoted son, brother, uncle and mentor who had many friends that cherished his selfless generosity, caring attitude and sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all who were touched by his life. He was the beloved son of Ray Stark and Dorothy (deceased); brother of Julie Mackin; and uncle to Patrick and Jill Mackin., Services will be held on Fri., Feb. 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Parkrose United Methodist Church, located at 11111 NE Knot St., Portland, OR 97220., Remembrances may be made in memory of Dale Stark to Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239., Arrangement's entrusted to Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home., Please sign Dale's guest book at:



Darrow Lynch

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeWAPATO - Dad was born September 15, 1916 to John and Charlottie (Hastings) Lynch in a little town called Peola, Washington. He passed away February 6, 2011 at the age of 94. He was the youngest of 11



David Jerry McFadden

David Jerome McFADDEN Jerry was born in Concrete, Washington. He attended West Seattle High School, graduating in 1946. He married Kathryn Hamilton in 1952. Jerry served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948. After leaving the Navy, he joined the MilitarySea Transportation Service. Jerry later found his career at Todd Pacific Shipyard in March of 1966. During this time, he spent much of his free time volunteering at White Center Baptist and Grace Baptist, fixing houses and helping those unable to care for their homes. Jerry retired in April 1990, after which he and his wife moved to Tacoma. In retirement, Jerry spent his time gardening, being the neighborhood handyman, and enjoying his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On February 9, 2011, Jerry passed away peacefully at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; his daughters, Megan Sripranaratanakul and Martha (Randy Branson); his sons, David (Glenda) and John (Michelle); his sister, Maureen (Floyd Claggett); twelve grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Jerry was a strong, compassionate man whose faith is the strength of the family. His sense of humor, vast knowledge, and loving nature will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Franciscan Foundation (Hospice). The service will be February 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Our Savior's Baptist Church 701 South 320th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003. Arrangements made by Yarington's Funeral Home.



Death Notice - Claude Williams

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 15, 1924 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Death Notice - E. Jane Nash

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 5, 1922 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Elsie Houchin

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 30, 1915 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Evelyn Loftus

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 9, 1920 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Death Notice - Frances Strode

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

April 22, 1919 - Feb. 15, 2011 



Death Notice - Helen Kissinger

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 10, 1910 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Keith Riggin

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 22, 1951 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Perkins

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:37 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 15, 1937 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Shane Squier

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 9, 1973 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Thomas Hickman

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 21, 1944 - Feb. 15, 2011 



Donald G. Groat

Donald G. Groat, 76, of Granite Falls, WA died February 8 2011. Donald was born December 29, 1935 in Black Butte, Oregon to Elmer and Juliet Groat. Donald, a Washington native, will be most remembered for his career in the logging industry. However he started his first career in the Navy, on the USS Gunstad Hall LSD in San Diego, CA in 1954., He is survived by his aunt, Maxine Condit; three brothers, Delmar Groat, Raymond Groat, Richard Groat; his significant other, Omeda Ritchy, with kids, Randy O., Theresa L., Debbie W., John N., Ron R.; and his first wife, Donna Groat, with kids, Debbie E., Darrell G.; 18 grandkids; and 16 great-grandkids., The remembrance of life will be held at 2:00p.m., February 19, 2011 at the Granite Falls Eagles, this will be a potluck. All are welcome.



Donald Gerald Hutchinson

Donald Gerald Hutchinson, born June 13, 1944, passed away in his Marysville home on Saturday, February 5, 2011., His greatest joy was spending time with his family; he will be deeply missed. Don is survived by his two daughters, Theresa and Sherry; his grandchildren, Kaylee, Ashley and Brandon; his great-grandson, Kylan; his brothers and sisters, Mike and Shirley, Margaret, Angie, and Jeff; and dozens of nieces and nephews., Don was preceded in death by his father and mother, Milton and Veronica Hutchinson, and Sheila Loger Schultz., A memorial service will be held on Friday February 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Chapel located at 701 1st Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. A reception will be held following the service., There is no doubt that the eyes shed tears and the heart is grieved, but one should strive to be patient, and remember that we all belong to God and truly to Him shall we return.



Donald J. Dempsey

Donald J. DEMPSEY Donald J. Dempsey of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2011 in Puyallup, WA. He is survived by his 7 children along with 10 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren. Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 South East 240th Street, Covington, WA 98042. A memorial service will follow at the Sumner Methodist Church at 901 Wood Avenue in Sumner, WA at 3:00p.m. with a reception to follow.



Donald Kelvin "Donnie" Graham

Donald "Donnie" Graham passed away on November 9, 2010., He is survived by his two daughters, Lindsay and Kelsey Graham, his father; Donald P. Graham; and his three sisters; Janie Graham, Nancy Graham Nicholson, and Beth Graham Johnson. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha (Marty) Graham., A service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Saturday, February 19th at 12:30 p.m., Please sign the Guest Book at



Doris (Shorty) Noel

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Doris A. (Shorty) Noel passed away suddenly on January 8, 2011 at her home in Regal Park here in Yakima. She was born in Minnesota on April 13, 1923 to Onezime Joseph and Cecilia (Hart) Noel.



Dorothy Ann Pearson

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeOLYMPIA - Dorothy Ann Pearson passed away peacefully on February 9, 2011 at Providence St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia. She was born April 30, 1932 in Bayard, Nebraska to Henry and Pauline Burbach. She was



Dorothy E. (Hammerschmith) Brown

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Dorothy Erdman

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:38 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 24, 1927 – February 8, 2011



Dorothy F. Smith

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

September 18, 1909 – January 24, 2011



Dorothy Nye

Died February 11, 2011 following a battle with breast cancer. She was born March 2, 1923 in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School and Eastern Washington College of Education. She devoted 33 years of her life to teaching. She taught the last 23 years at Bowdish Jr. High, developing close professional and personal relationships with her fellow educators, which she kept throughout her life. Though thousands of students passed through her classrooms, she was deeply committed to each one of them. She loved sports, and was especially passionate about her Eastern Washington Eagles, the Mariners, and the Seattle Seahawks. Surviving family includes a daughter, Melanie Nord (Mark); son, Richard Strait (Rose Ann); two grandchildren, Erica Strait and Randy Nord; stepson, Ernie Nye (Virginia), as well as their extended family. She was preceded in death by husbands, Loie Strait and Bill Nye; and daughter, Julie Ann Strait. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST. Memorial contributions may be made to breast cancer research. Dorothy's family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful care that was provided by the Waterford Skilled Nursing staff.



Dorothy R. Picatti

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeDorothy Ruth Picatti, of Yakima, departed to reunite with her adored family on Thursday, February 10, 2011, while surrounded by her loved ones. Dorothy was born May 25, 1934, in Milwa 



Dr. Elmer Bryson

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4:00 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 28, 1913 - Feb. 5, 2011 



Dr. Harold Eugene Clark

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

CEDAR CITY, UT - Dr. Harold Eugene Clark, 76, a former Sunnyside resident died peacefully in Cedar City, Utah, on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, surrounded by his family. His death was due to a midbrain stroke, a complication of end-stage Parkinson's



Duane H. Larson

Duane H. LARSON Duane H. Larson, age 79 passed away February 13 in Wenatchee, WA., where he has lived for 12 years. Duane is survived by his wife, Margaret Larson of Wenatchee; children: Michael Larson of Kent, WA., Michele Benckert of Kent, WA; Dean Larson of Tacoma, WA., and his stepson Patrick Simpson of Maple Valley, WA. Duane was in the US Coast Guard from 1947 until his retirement as a Lieutenant in 1973. He then was a school bus driver and trainer for the Renton School District. Service: 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Jones, Jones, Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee. Interment Friday, Feb. 18 at 10:15 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery.



Duane Howard Larson

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

Duane Howard Larson, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully February 13, 2011, after a battle with cancer and pneumonia. Duane was born March 29, 1931, in Bisbee, ND, to Gunder and Ella Larson. Duane and his family lived in Bisbee, ND until 1938. During 1938, the Larson family moved to Ballard, WA, where Duane was raised and educated.



E. Jane Nash

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 5, 1922 - Feb 10, 2011 




Eugene T. Battell Eugene T. Battell, born Nov. 21, 1932 in Amacoy, Wisconsin, passed away at home February 11, 2011. The Key Peninsula had been his home since 1976, where he had based his Gene Battell Well-Drilling business. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and became an avid scuba diver and certified dynamite blaster. Gene was known for writing poems and political satire. Family members include his wife Jean Doyle, sons Richard (Karie) Battell of Rockport, WA and Byron Souza of TN, daughter Lisa Bale of Tacoma, WA, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, brother Herb Battell of Spanaway, WA, and sister Midge. A visitation will take place Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Haven of Rest Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Key Center. Please sign his guestbook at



Edward "Tom" Byrne

Edward "Tom" BYRNE May 19, 1932 ~ January 25, 2011 Survived by his daughter, Nancy (Brian) and daughter Laura and loving grandchildren. Memorial planned Feb 21, 2011 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent at 9:00 a.m. Celebration of life immediately after at Lake Forest Park Civic Club in Lake Forest Park. For further details regarding events and to sign his guest book go to



Edward A. "Ed" Zurfluh

Our Beloved husband, father, grandfather and dear friend passed away with his loving wife, Sis, of 59 years by his side. He was born February 26, 1926 in Tacoma, WA and passed away February 12, 2011 at his home in Monroe, WA., Ed grew up in Everett, WA and attended Everett High School. He graduated in 1947. Ed had a love for sports, especially football, he played on the Trojan football team, that was nominated in 2010 for the induction to NWAACC Hall of Fame., In 1951 he met the love of his life, Sis. They married on February 14, 1952., In 1955 they moved to a small farm on Ben Howard Road in Monroe, WA. Ed was in "Hog Heaven", he was able to bring horses back into his life on the farm. He became a 4H leader and raised Quarter horses., Ed worked at Scott Paper Company for 11 years. In 1965 he left the farm to move up to the IOOF Cemetery in Monroe, WA to become the caretaker. In 1973 Ed moved into the hardware business, went into partnership with Bill Bump, they opened B&E Hardware in Monroe, WA. In 1983 Ed decided to move on again and opened Ed's True Value in Sultan, WA with his family. Ed retired in 2000 and the hardware store closed in 2006., Ed was kind hearted and loved by all. Our lives will never be the same without him., He leaves behind wife, Aloha (Sis); daughters, Cathy (Chuck) Blacker, Cheryl Blair, Connie (Mike) Williams and Carol Manni; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kerrie (Tito) Gonzalez and their children, Alyson and Nickolas, Shane Williams and his children, Isabella and Kiriana, Joey (Candice) Blair and their child, Kyleigh, Charlie Blacker, Tyler Blair, Connie Dawn Blair, Carl Blacker, Codi Manni, Heidi (Bill) Kullman and baby boy, Dartanian, Randy Woolery and his children, Sean and Sammy; also many nieces and nephews., Ed was recently preceded in death, by his son-in-law, Larri Manni., Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 25 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, a reception will be following the service.



Edward P. Reed

Edward Paul Reed, 58, Oakesdale resident, passed away at his home on Friday, February 11, 2011. A grave- side service will be held Friday, February 18th at 11:00 am at the Oakes- dale Cemetery. Ed was born April 22, 1952 in Spokane, WA. to Paul T. Reed and Hazel M. (Lamb) Reed. He was raised on a farm between Oakesdale and Tekoa near Seabury and attended school in Tekoa until third grade when the family moved to Oakesdale and into the house that Ed currently resided in. Ed developed juvenile diabetes that same year, 1960, and fought that fight valiantly his entire life. In 1969 Ed earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Oakesdale-Farmington Boy Scouts Troop 596. He graduated from Oakesdale High School in 1970 and immediately went to work for Western Farm Services Fertilizer and Chemical Co. at Belmont for two years and then went to work for Gardner & Smith at Oakesdale for seven years. Ed married Rosemary Clemens June 8, 1973 and their marriage ended in divorce in 1978. He worked for the Whitman County Road Department for a couple years before joining the Oakesdale Grain Growers as a truck driver for the next seven years. He married Nancy Holz in Spokane September 25, 1981. Their marriage was blessed by the birth of son, Evan September 14, 1992. Nancy passed away May 18, 2002. He went back to the County for a while before quitting to take care of his son Evan. Ed also worked part-time for the Town of Oakesdale and also for his good friend, Edgar Wilhelm at Wilhelm and Son in Rosalia, WA. Ed was also a member of Whitman County Fire District 10 since 1973, having served as Chief for two years and also as one of the first EMT's. He also served on City Council for seven years. Evan died in an accident March 5, 2006. Ed is survived by a brother, Charles E. Reed of West Hills, CA. as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and many friends. On-line guest book is at, Bruning Funeral Home, Colfax , is in charge of the arrangements.



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 were held February 12, 2011.



Elena Marie Tagbo

TAGBO, Elena Marie, Our beloved wife and mother passed away February 9th 2011 after a short illness. She is survived by a daughter, Dotty, a son, Emeka and her husband Francis. Elena was born in San Jose, CA., Her family moved to Couer d'Alene in the 1960s where she went through High school. After she graduated from the Community college in Cd'A she went on to get her Bachelor's degree in nursing through WSU. She started working at Eastern State Hospital in 1976 as a Ward Nurse. She retired December 1st 2011 as the Director of Nursing after 34+ yrs of service. Elena returned to school while still working and in June 2009 graduated from the University of WA with a Master's degree in Nursing., There will be a funeral Mass on her behalf on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 4PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, 1115 W. Riverside in Spokane.



Elizabeth Alpaugh

June 6, 1917 -February 10, 2011 Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Paul's Endowment Fund; 2117 Walnut St., Bellingham, WA 98225. A Burial Eucharist will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Friday Feb. 18th at 11 am, followed by a reception in the Great Hall. You may view photos of Bette and share memories with the family at



Elodie A. Elhert

ELHERT, Elodie A., Elodie A. Elhert, age 88 years, passed away February 11, 2011 in Greenacres, WA., she was born April 8, 1922 in Magrath, Alberta, Canada to Will Henry and Mable Adelaide (Price) Gibb., Elodie is survived by six sons; Richard and Kathy Elhert of Las Vegas NV, Keith Elhert of Tulsa OK, Dennis Ehlert of New Jersey, Alan and Sara Ehlert of Spanish Fork UT, Don and Debbie Ehlert of Greenacres WA, Mike Ehlert of Mangilao, Guam; two daughters, Vicki and Ron Mason of Dublin CA, Liz and Larry Christianson of Idaho Falls ID; two sisters Jill and Mable; thirty-two grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was an LPN and worked at Valley General Hospital until her retirement in the 1980's, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and enjoyed knitting, singing and spending time with her family. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 14111 East 16th Ave., Veradale, WA. Interment will follow at Saltese Cemetery.



Elsie Houchin

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:36 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Oct. 30, 1915 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Ernest Charles James-Teeias

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Ernest Charles James-Teeias, (Thel-Cleputsch) 81, of Harrah died Wednesday at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Ernest was born in Ahtanum on August 13, 1930, to Walter Adams James-Teeias



Eugene Earl Sabotta

They moved to Tumwater in 1963 and then to Olympia in 1965. He worked for the Dept. of Social & Health Services from 1953 to his retirement in 1986.



Everett D. Anderson

Died February 12, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Mr. Anderson was born August 20, 1931 near Ewan, Washington to Floyd and Sophie (Brocklin) Anderson and attended school in Ewan. He served as a tank mechanic in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952 when he returned home and married Melva White in 1952. Everett farmed with his brother and was a supervisor for the Whitman county road dept. He enjoyed the outdoor, gardening and fishing. Memorial contributions may be made to the, , 910 W. 5th Ave. Suite 256, Spokane, WA. 99204 in his memory. He is survived by his children; Cindy Swegle (Dick), Dawn Bass and Lila Hartmeier (Kevin). Grandchildren; Heather, Justin, Matt, Amy, Kaity, Kyle and Lacey. Great grandchildren; Luke, Kendel, Matisen, Hailey, Logan and Makayla. Brother; Durward Anderson. He was preceded in death by wife, Melva in 2000 and his siblings; Melvin, Jim, Hilford and Phylis Smick. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 at the St. John United Methodist Church. Cremation entrusted to SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME.



Frances Vandermeer

Frances Vandermeer, 90 years old, of Battle Ground, Washington, went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 12th, 2011., She was born Jan. 7th, 1921 in Wons, Friesland, The Netherlands. She was a resident of Clark county for 39 years., She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Hil and Nadine Vandermeer; and her daughter, Grace Vandermeer., Also surviving are her, grandchildren, Dirk Vandermeer, Dean Vandermeer, Darin Vandermeer, Grace Campbell, Denise Peterson, David Statham; and 12 great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Vandermeer, in 1998., A very special thank you to Paul and Elisabeth Cracuin for the wonderful care and compassion shown to our beloved Frances, for the last 11 years., A funeral service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Fri. Feb. 18th, at 10:00 a.m., Please sign the Guest Book at



Frank Laufer

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 26, 1929 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Frank Martinez

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeUNION GAP - Frank "Joe" Martinez, 73, of Toppenish, died Friday at Parkside Nursing Home. He died peacefully surrounded by his family as he made his transition into eternal life. He was born on May 5, 1937 



Franklin Kent

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 13, 1926 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Fred deGraaf

Saturday, February 12, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryFred deGraaf, age 70 of Outlook, WA passed away Thursday, February 10, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 8, 1941 to Dick (Dirk) and Henrietta



Gaileen Jill Bill "Imawithla"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeWAPATO - Gaileen Jill Bill (Imawithla) went to the Creator on Sunday February 13, 2011. She was born April 24, 1971 to Lucinda Columbus Talpocken Bill and the Late Johnny Bill Jr. in Toppenish, 



George H. Eden

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George Wang

George Yip Min Wang, D.O. passed away Friday, February 11th after a courageous battle with squamous cell cancer. George was born in Hong Kong, China the second sibling in a family of seven, to Shung Heung Li and Din Ying Wong. He attended Diocesan Boys School in Hong Kong and was graduated in 1959. At age 17 he left home and came to the USA to follow his dream of becoming a physician. He attended undergraduate school at Albion College, Albion, MI, where he worked part time in a pickle factory and at a summer camp to help pay his tuition. He was graduated in 1962. He then attended the Iowa College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and was graduated in 1966 and went on to do his internship at Cafaro Memorial Hospital, Youngstown, OH in 1966-1967. From 1971-1974 he completed his residency in Psychiatry at Western Missouri Mental Health Center, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO. He became certified with the American Board of psychiatry and neurology in 1977. George was also a teacher and was an instructor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City from 1972-1974, and was the Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, working at eh VA Hospital in Kansas City, MO as staff psychiatrist in charge of psychiatric consultation and liaison 1974-1976. In 1967 George joined the Navy as Lieutenant Commander-General medical officer and served until 1971. During this time he served tours of duty in Pearl Harbor, Japan and 2 tours in Viet Nam where he served on the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Benjamin Stoddart as a physician both on board and in ports of call attending patients hospitalized in Viet Nam, where he was presumably exposed to Agent Orange. From 1971-1976 he served in the Active Reserve Navy. In 1976 George joined the Air Force and retired in 1992. He then worked at Eastern State Hospital as a staff psychiatrist until his retirement. During his time in the military he earned the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, A.F. Outstanding Unit Award, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, A.F. Longevity Service Award Ribbon and the A.F. TRNG Ribbon. George was a wonderful husband and father. He loved long walks, Mahjong Games, dinner parties and loved to go fishing and travel. He leaves behind his wife Cean, of 40 years, one son Jason of Hilo, HI, sister Alice of Vancouver, BC, brother Joseph and wife Eliza of Hong Kong, brother Edward of Hong Kong, sister Grace and husband Anthony of Hong Kong, sister Emily and husband James of Vancouver, BC, brother Robert and wife Angela of Vancouver, BC and many nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank Julia, Casey and the rest of the staff at Julia's Adult Care Home for the wonderful care, love and support during George's final weeks of life. We also thank Dr. Laing, Dr. Chaudhry, Dr. Carson, Anne Joyce, the staff at Holy Family Inland Imaging as well as the staff at Manor Care and Beacon House and all of the other friends who have touched our lives and have cared so deeply. We also wish to thank Horizon Hospice for the excellent care they provided in his final days. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be sent to Horizon Hospice., A time of visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, from noon to 1:30 pm. A graveside service will be held at Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, February 18, at 3 pm.



Gilmour A. Reitz

REITZ, Gilmour A., Passed away February 13, 2011 in Cheney, WA. He was born January 30, 1918 to Louis and Mary (Turner) Rietz on the farm he grew up on 17 miles south of Cheney. Gil grew up when farming was done with horses and rode horseback to the one room grade school at Cherry Springs. He was a graduate of Cheney High School, class of 1935. Gil worked at Ratcliff Ford in Cheney for several years before he married Helen Knauft on March 28, 1942. Gil entered the Coast Guard and was stationed in Seattle where he earned a chief mechanics rating. After leaving the Coast Guard he worked at a Mechanics shop in Seattle for several years before returning to Cheney to live and work on the family farm. He retired from farming after 30 yrs and moved into Cheney where he lived until his passing. He is survived by his son; Gary Rietz. Daughters; Myrna Moe and Denise Rietz. Grandchildren; Danniell, Darren and Derik. Great grandchildren; Rebekah and Sarah Rietz and Aaron and Kendall Hough. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Helen in 1998. The family will be at the funeral home for visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Friday February 18. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, Cheney Washington.



Glenda Karlene Newman

Glenda Karlene NEWMAN Glenda was born April 21st 1951. She died during hospice at her home in Shoreline Wednesday after longtime medical complications. Glenda was born at Gassville Arkansas, to parents Amel & Sharon Casteel. She married John Newman October 1975.Glenda grew up in Mountlake Terrace where she attended school. She most enjoyed her 4 grandchildren. In the end medical complications became overwhelming and she returned home to pass away during hospice with her husband and two sons at her side. She was survived by husband John; sons Keith (Shannon) & Casey (Jessica); Grandchildren Austin, Gracee, Preston, Tayla (Tater Bug); Mother Sharon Johnston; sister Terrell Paris; step-brother Keith Cokely; Niece Lynda Wendinger; nephew Michael Paris. Predeceased by her Father Amel Casteel (1986); stepfather Eugene Johnston. Services will be Sat Feb 19th @ Floral Hills Funeral Home in Lynnwood 1pm. Reception to follow.



Glennadene E. "Dene" (McGuire) Miller

Dene earned her Real Estate license. She worked for many years in the real estate industry around the Olympia area, retiring in 1986.



Gordon Martin Lindblad Jr.

Gordon Lindblad, Jr. passed away February 12, 2011 in Montesano, WA surrounded by his family after an extended illness., Gordon was born July 13, 1932 in Everett and graduated from Everett High in 1951, and enlisted in the Navy. After returning home he married high school sweetheart, Mary Reed, and went to work for Boeing and moved to Renton, WA., When Gordon retired from Boeing after 37 years, they moved to Ocean Shores, WA and later moved to Montesano., Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Gordon Lindblad., He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Mary; sons, Gordon III, Randy, Ricky; six grandchildren; his sister, Marian Pappas and her family., There will be no services as requested by Gordon. His ashes will be strewn at Ocean Shores., Condolences can be sent to the Lindblad Family at 57 Clemens Road. Space 13, Montesano, WA 98563.




Harvey Goehring died Feb. 12, 2011. Memorial Service Friday 11:00am Feb. 18, 2011 at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church., Arrangements entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel.




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Hadley, Ernest L.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:00 AM 

Ernest L. Hadley born January 30, 1915 in South Dakota passed away February 10, 2011 at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital after a short illness. In ..... 



Hamlin J. Adams

Hamlin J. ADAMS Hamlin James Adams passed this life on February 2, 2011. He was born on March 11, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Jennie V. Shields and James Adams, and was raised in Rockdale, Texas. Hamlin joined the Army at age 19. During WWII, he served in Europe. He was later stationed in Seattle where he met and married Osceola Hampton in 1949, before "shipping out" Korea. Hamlin later worked for the VA Hospital. He enjoyed working on his cars and fixing any and all things around the house, for both himself and his friends. He and Ossie loved to travel; they took annual cross-country car trips to visit relatives. Hamlin continued the trips after Ossie passed away in 1980. Hamlin accepted Christ, was baptized and became a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in 1968, where he was an active member until his passing. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 - 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Phone: 206-322-6500.



Hazel Gladys (Bulle) Levens

Hazel Gladys (Bulle) Levens was born October 7, 1918 in Saskatchewan, Canada, passed away February 13, 2011 in Everett, Washington., Hazel grew up and went to school in Arlington, WA. She married Charles Templeton in 1937 and had three children, Carolyn, Jeanette and Terry. She later married Jim Levens, her husband of 35 years., Her greatest joys were family, gardening, home decorating, sewing and watching sports on TV. She had a quick wit and an amazing ability to create beauty in and around her home., Hazel is survived by her husband, Jim Levens; sister, Edna; daughter, Jeanette Lewis; son, Terry Templeton; daughter-in-law, Jane Templeton; step-sons, Don, Tim and Pat; step-daughters, Jane and Jennifer; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn; four of her sisters; and her three brothers., She will be greatly missed., A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m., February 26 at her home.



Helen Bame

Helen Bame passed away in Bellingham on Saturday, February 12, 2011. She was 91, born November 15, 1919 in Bellingham to Dean and Marie (Gerjet) King. Helen graduated from Lynden High School. She married Clarence Bame in 1937. They enjoyed traveling around the world. He preceded her in death in 2006. Helen was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Lynden. She cooked at Lee's Drive-in, and baked pies at the Fairway Café. She loved cooking for company and entertaining her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Carmi and Truman King. Helen is survived by her children, Donna Kuiken, Dean (Judy) Bame, Diane (Ronald) Wilson; sister Hope Starkenberg; grandchildren, Jenny Garfield, Lisa Young, Tony Wilson; 4 great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice or the Salvation Army. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 18, at 2 PM, at Moles Greenacres Funeral Home. You may share your memories of Helen in the online guestbook at



Helen I. Tucker

Helen Young Tucker, 88, of Monroe, Washington, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on February 12th, following a battle with pneumonia., Helen was born on April 20, 1922, in Boonville, Missouri, and lived most of her life in California. She moved to Monroe in 2003., Helen is survived by her sister, Lucille Thoma, of Placerville, California; and brother, William Frances Young of Temple City, California. She has three sons, Ray Philabaum and wife, Karen of Colleyville, TX, Joe Philabaum and wife, Nancy of Coppell, TX, and Dan Philabaum and wife, Shirley of Snohomish, WA., Helen was preceded in death by husbands, Joseph Philabaum (in 1965) and Al Tucker (in 1993); and great-grandson, Jordan Gauthier (in 2003)., She has nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren., Helen loved the Lord and loved her family more than anything. Her faithfulness was a constant reminder that family is what matters. Even in her last weeks, she greatly enjoyed all of her grandkids, great-grandkids, and the special time visiting her in her hospital room., Helen was a strong and determined lady. She supported herself most of her life and retired from General Telephone in 1987. Driving to the store was her favorite pastime although she played bumper cars in the parking lot sometimes (apologies to all)., She was faithful to attend her church and even drove herself the weekend before she fell ill. She loved to attend women's bible study at Cascade Church where she was an inspiration to many younger women through sharing her life and experiences., She loved her friends in the community, especially the women of Wildhorse where she lived. They admired her tenacity at Bunko and breakfasts every week., Helen believed in the Lord's power and protection all her life. She relied on Him for everything and He took great care of her. She was ready to meet the one who loved her so. She will be greatly missed but, now is walking streets of gold with the Lord and loved ones that went before her., Please come and celebrate Helen's life. Funeral services will be held at Purdy and Kerr Funeral Home on Friday, February 18,2011 at 2:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Covina, California.



Helen Kissinger

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:35 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 10, 1910 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Helen Lorraine Knishka

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Our beloved mother, Helen Lorraine Knishka, 92, passed away February 11, 2011, in Wenatchee. She was born on July 22, 1918, in Ulysses, NE to Herman and Rosie Grady. The family moved to Seattle in the 1930's. She then married Sam Knishka on March 18, 1939. Together they developed land and built homes and she helped him paint and stain the woodwork.




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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 Loving Memory of Kenneth Lloyd Tesh

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Ken was born at home on March 31, 1928, in Yakima, WA. He left home at a young age, then joined the Army in 1950. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to the Yakima area, where he met and married Alice May Matthews on May 23, 1953.



Irene B. McGary

Irene B. McGary, age 96 went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2011 in Bellingham. She was born December 18, 1914 in Detroit, Michigan. Irene was a great servant of the Lord and an active and devoted member to the Church of the Assumption. Irene was preceded in death by her husband Edward and her granddaughter Kathy. She is survived by her sons Fred (wife Pat) McGary and Bob (wife Annie) McGary, grandchildren Mark, Patrick, Nancy, Jeannie, Paul, Brenda and Teresa and numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Irene will be buried next to her husband Ed in Bayview Cemetery. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Westford Family Funeral Home & Cremation Broadway at Eldridge



Irene Fisher

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:35 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 6, 1917 – Feb. 8, 2011



Irene Louise Helm

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

On February 9, 2011, Irene Louise Helm passed away in her home in Wenatchee, WA, after a courageous battle with cancer at age 67. She was surrounded in love by her two sons, who were very attentive to her needs during her final days. Irene Louise Helm, daughter of Otto and Eleanor Grochow, was born February 25, 1943, in Martin, ND.




Jeffery Allen Walsh, age 54, passed away at his home in Burlington, Washington on Friday, February 11, 2011. He was born October 25, 1956 in Indio County, California to Stephen and Marian (Reece) Walsh., Jeffery grew up and attended school in Trona, California and after graduating from high school he worked as a teamster in Alaska on the Trans Alaskan Pipeline. For the past 30 years, Jeffery has worked as a lineman for cable television services in various locations throughout the United States., He enjoyed boating, snow skiing, and working on model helicopters and trucks., Jeffery is survived by his son, Ryan Walsh of North Carolina; his parents, Stephen and Marian Walsh of Sedro-Woolley; two brothers, Robert Walsh of Sedro-Woolley and Roy Walsh of Glendale, AZ; and a sister, Stephanie Graham of Abroga, CA; eight nieces and nephews and one great-niece., He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Walsh., A private family memorial service will be held at a later date., Arrangements under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Please share your memories of Jeffery and sign the online guestbook at




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John Sterrenburg Age 88, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on Friday, February 11, 2011. Mr. Sterrenburg had worked in food service for many years, with Armour Company in Tacoma and later with Dobs Food Products, and later he and a partner purchased the company. At his request, there will be no formal funeral service. A celebration of life will be held in May. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Harbors Home Health & Hospice, 201 - 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA 98550, or to the



Jack E. Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jack Day passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011, while in the company of his loving wife of 29 years, Joyce. After a battle with dementia, the Lord took Jack peacefully in his sleep at the family home. Jack was born January 20, 1932, to Charlie and Lena Day near Springfield, IL. After a very difficult early childhood, Jack moved to the Wenatchee area with his mom and sister, Jerry, where other than during his military service, he remained throughout his life.



James A. "Jim" Miller

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

James A. Miller, of Wenatchee, WA, passed from this life February 9, 2011. Jim was born October 3, 1939, in Ava, MO to Obert and Laura Miller. His family moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 1945. He was raised in Monitor and moved to Wenatchee as a teenager. As a young man, he worked for Columbia Ice, and from there he became a Refrigeration Mechanic for Cedargreen's.



Janet M. "Nanny" Smith

SMITH, Janet M., Our much loved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grand-, mother and "Nanny" to many, peacefully passed away on February 11, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by her four children: Donna Smith of Spokane Valley, WA; Lorene (Les) Hansen of Reardan, WA; Tania (Mike) Strite of Davenport, WA and Leland (Brandy) Smith of Harrington, WA along with 14 grandchildren and one expected and eight great-grandchildren and two expected. Her brother Michael Main and two sisters Rosemary Bell and Margaret Burrell all of England. Her mother in law Eula Smith of Yakima, WA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pastor E.W. "Bill" Smith in 1987 and her parents. Funeral services, Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Michael DeWitt, officiating. Concluding services and interment at the Mt. View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Hospital Foundation, Davenport Swimming Pool or to the Shrine Hospital for Children. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Janice Mulkey

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Janice Kay Mulkey passed away peacefully with her husband at her side. Janice was born July 17, 1936, and was the beloved daughter of Elva and North West, and the baby sister of Evelyn Kerr, Raymond West, Norman West and Berna Dean Wayburn. She grew up in the Entiat Valley and graduated from Entiat High School in 1954. Janice was wed to Buell "Red" Mulkey, the love of her life, on July 9, 1955.



Jeanne Moramarco

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 10, 1922 - Feb. 7, 2011



Jeremy Scott NOKES

Jeremy Scott NOKES Born May 4, 1987 in Edmonds; passed away February 12, 2011 at age 23. Jeremy is survived by his wife, Briana Doyle; parents, Richard Nokes and Barbara Sjostrom-Nokes; sister, Kristina, and brother, Joshua; paternal grandmother, Barbara Nokes-Keith and maternal grandmother, Gwendoline Sjostrom. Viewing will be Friday, February 18, 10:00AM-8:00PM and Funeral Service Saturday, February 19, 2:00PM; with viewing also Sunday February 20, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM; all at the Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home 11111 Aurora Ave North, Seattle. Private Burial, Evergreen Memorial Park. Jeremy, You Will Forever Be In Our Hearts. We Were Blessed ( Are Blessed ) To Have You As Our Son. Please sign an on-line memorial at



John Earl Larry Briggs

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SPOKANE - John Earl Larry Briggs, of Spokane, WA, passed away on January 30, 2011, in Spokane. He was born September 13, 1961 in Jonesbro, LA. John worked for Cyrus O'Leary Pies, as well as a number of meat plants. He also worked as a janitor.



John F. Leverington

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John R. Harrington

John R. Harrington of Ridgefield, WA, passed away on Feb.4, 2011 at the age of 41 from a tragic pedestrian/car accident. He arrived into this world as an 11 pound baby to Judith Campbell Smith and John O. Harrington in Boise, ID on Nov. 20, 1969., John was active in football and wrestling throughout school. He was also a life long devoted diehard Steelers fan. He enjoyed fishing, the Steelers, camping, the Steelers, wrestling, the Steelers, Democratic politics, going to concerts and was a very hard worker., He is survived by his beloved boys, Christian and Brendan Harrington of Ridgefield; partner, Carrie Harrington of Ridgefield; mother, Judith Smith of Idaho; father, John Harrington of Idaho; sister, Kim Myers of Idaho; brother, James David Myers of Lake Oswego; sister, Michell Myers of North Dakota; five nieces and nephews; an extensive extended family and numerous friends., John will be greatly missed but will live on forever through his beautiful children., A memorial service will be held at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground, WA, on Sat., Feb.19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life is to follow at Kiwanis Park in Battle Ground, WA., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for John's children Christian and Brendan Harrington at any West Coast Bank., Please sign the Guest Book at



Josephine Marie Dehnhoff

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SELAH - Josephine (Josie) Marie Dehnhoff age 78 of Selah, WA passed Wednesday February 9, 2011 at home. She was born October 7, 1932 in East Selah, WA at the family home to Floyd Eldon and Isabell Mae (McInroy)



June J. Logsdon

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral HomeJune J. Logsdon, 85 went to heaven on February 10, 2011 to join her loving husband and her Heavenly Father. She was born on February 17, 1925 in Holton, Oregon to Claude and Arbie Brooks. S 



Karen (Walters) Bray

Daughter of Harry and Carol Walters. She was born March 20, 1961 in Newark, Ohio and flew into the Loving Arms of our Lord on February 11, 2011. Survived by parents Harry and Carol Walters, sister Cheryll (Larry) Judd of Spokane;, two brothers: John (Arlene) Walters of Republic, WA and Gary (Benita) Walters of Auburn, WA; three children: Jason, Heather and Melissa; three grandchildren: Kelsey, Conner and Trystan and estranged husband, Tab A. Bray; numerous nephews, cousins and her precious dog, Mystaya. She was a heart transplant recipient of 13 years. Karen you are safe now from all your troubles of the last 2 1/2 years. We all love you and will miss you, but have comfort that you are with the Lord. I am sure Grandma Kirk and Aunt Betty will take care of you until we meet again. A special "Thank You" to Drs. Sandler and Icenogle and their team. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 20th at the Marshall Church, 5910 W. Park, Marshall, WA, by her children. Later, another memorial will be held by her parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the, of the Humane Society.



Katherine Margret Miller

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Katherine Margret Miller, 96, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Yakima, Washington. Katherine was born to John W. and Gertrude (Eaton) McCarthy, November 6



Kathryn Lee "Kathy" DeMan

Kathryn "Kathy" Lee DeMan, 80, of Anacortes, Washington died peacefully Sunday, February 13, 2011 at her home in Anacortes, after a courageous five year battle with breast cancer., She was born on December 18, 1930, the daughter of Thomas and Dana (Webb) Lee in Mount Vernon, Illinois., Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Dana Lee; sisters, Gen, Ann, Lou, and Mack; and brothers, Stan and Woodie., She is survived by her husband, John DeMan; her sons and daughters-in-law, Tony Mendez, Joe Mendez and Joyce Trimboli, David Mendez, and Chris and Linda Mendez., The family wishes to thank the Island Hospital Cancer Center and Home Health and Hospice of the Northwest for their kind help and support., A private family memorial service will be held at a later date., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Kathy, please sign the online guest register at



Keith K. Riggin,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:47 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 22, 1951 - February 13, 2011 




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Larry Allen Filbeck

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Larry Allen Filbeck, 67, of Ferndale, WA passed away at his home February 7, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Spingfield, MO on November 16, 1943. Larry served in the military in the early 60's. He lived in



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.



Leon J. Franco

Leon J. FRANCO Leon J. Franco: Leon was born in Seattle on October 27th, 1919 to Jack and Victoria Franco. Leon had three brothers and a sister, Al, Bob, Sam and Betty. He graduated from Garfield High School. He married former wife Kay and had five children. Jack, Kathleen, Joe, Danny and Lee Ann. Leon and Marion were married in 1972. He loved her dearly and they traveled the world together. Leon had A&F food store on Queen Anne for many years. He was best known around the Pike Place Market, where he worked at both Hanson Brothers Fruit & Produce and later City Fish. Many remember him for his comedic rapport and outgoing charisma. He nick-named himself "Leon the Peon #1 Helper". Leon loved life and his family. His spirit will live on through his 3 step-children, 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed. Services will be Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Butterworth Arthur A. Wright Chapel, 520 West Raye St. Seattle. A celebration of life will follow at the Ballard Elks. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the City of Hope, Seattle.



Leon S. "Stan" Bergerud

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:00 PM 

Leon S. "Stan" Bergerud, 77, of Quincy, WA died Friday, February 11, 2011, UFF-DA! Stan, proud of his Norwegian heritage, was born to Lynden P. and Selma (Tukua) Bergerud in Aastad Township, MN, on his grandfather's homestead, June 23, 1933. He moved to Vancouver, WA with his family in 1942, and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1951.



Leonie Anne Brummett

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Leonie Anne Brummett passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011 at home in Yakima surrounded by a family that loved and cherished her. She was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, December 5, 1951 to Leo and Joyce (Frame) Oakley.



Leta W. Gibson

Leta W. GIBSON May 15, 1915 ~ February 11, 2011 Our wonderful loving mother passed away quietly at home on Feb. 11th with family by her side. Born an Illinois farm girl she graduated from Industry H.S. and attended Knox College. Leta went on to Chicago where she met and married her husband, Dr. Frank C. Gibson. They relocated to Seattle in 1942 after the birth of their first son, Stephen. Frank completed his medical residency and set up his medical practice in Ballard where they lived and added sons Richard and Donald and daughter Judith. Moving to the Blue Ridge area in 1950 Leta enjoyed gardening, bowling, contributing her beautiful alto voice to her church choir, and managing the active family life of a home with 4 children. In later years of their marriage, Leta and Frank enjoyed extended travels, their grandchildren and their 50th Wedding Anniversary. After Frank's death in 1990, Leta began the next phase of her life as an independent woman, later moving to Ida Culver House and enjoying her many friends there along with new activities. Her last move was to Sunrise of Edmonds where she spent her final days with new friends, crosswords and books, improving her mind to the last. Leta is lovingly remembered by her 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew and many friends. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2010 at 2:30p.m. at the Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home, 2003 N.W. 57th Street, Seattle, WA. Leta's family is most appreciative to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County for their outstanding care and attention to our Mother and to the Staff of Sunrise of Edmonds for their truly generous hearts.



Linda A. Ryan

Passed away on February 11, 2011 in Spokane, WA; her home Odessa, WA. She is survived by her husband Carl Ryan at the home in Odessa, WA. Three children Bill (and Lorain) Ryan of Nampa, ID; Mike Ryan of Spokane, WA and Christine Ryan and fiancé John Schumacher of Orting, WA. Four grandchildren Luke, Katy, Ben and Cameron along with several nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Julie O'Neil. She is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Odessa, WA, Odessa Golf and C.C. and she was an avid bowler. She was a teacher in Odessa for several years and also enjoyed traveling with her husband, family and friends. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 4:00PM at the Heritage Church, Odessa, WA with Father Mike Ishida, officiating. Family suggests memorials be made to the Odessa Swimming Pool Fund or to any other Odessa organization. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Lisamarie Keisling

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Martha "Jean" Hauge Bangor, ME -Tacoma, WA Martha "Jean" Hauge, 87, died February 15, 2011 after a long illness. She was born in Witchita, KS, October 6, 1923, the daughter of Thomas S. and Priscilla (Little) Locke. Jean lived most of her life in Tacoma, WA. She was predeceased by her husband Chester B. Hauge. Surviving are one son, Dr. John Hauge and his wife Donna, of Holden, ME, three grandchildren, Thomas Hauge and wife Michelle of Bentonville, AR, Michael Hauge and wife Tammy of Kent, WA, and Kimberly Seelye of Milton, MA, three great-grandchildren, Darian, Hayley, and Olivia, two sisters-in-law, Margaret Hauge and Margie Hatch, nieces, and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held 11am Saturday Feb. 19th, 2011 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St., Bangor, ME, with the Rev. Elaine Hewes, pastor, officiating. Those wishing to remember Jean in a special way may contribute in her memory to the Emmanual Lutheran Church, 1315 North Stevens St., Tacoma, WA 98406. Condolences to the family may be expressed at




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Marco V. Favro

Marco V. FAVRO Born 9-7-50 ~ Passed away on 2-12-11 He is survived by his brother Dino (Laurel) Favro, nephew Chris (Carrie) Favro, and two nieces Becky (Bruce) Tougher and Lisa Edwards as well as ten great nieces and nephews. A memorial srevice will be held on Saturday 2-19-11 at 11:00 a.m. at Marlatt Funeral Home, 713 Central Ave N, Kent, WA.



Maria G. Mares

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeTOPPENISH - Our beautiful mother, Maria G. Mares, died peacefully on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in the company of her family while at Toppenish Community Hospital. Mom was born in Penitas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico,



Maribeth DeLong

A Memorial Service for Maribeth DeLong, 62, will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. Interment Spokane Memorial Gardens. Miss DeLong was born in Spokane, WA, and died on February 10, 2011. She was a lifelong resident of Spokane. Survivors include sister, Joan Krause of Spokane, WA, niece, Sandra Krause of Snohomish, WA and nephew, Timothy (Kristina) Krause of Salem, OR. Contributions may be made in Maribeth's name to Hospice of Spokane.



Marie P. Newkirk

Friday, February 11, 2011 1:00 PM 

Marie P. Newkirk, 84, born in Violet Hill, AR, to Euwin H. and Minnie J. Peart on May 7, 1926, passed away in Spokane, WA on Friday, January 28, 2011. On May 3, 1944, Marie married Lloyd "Allyn" Newkirk in Wenatchee, WA. Marie, who loved flowers, particularly roses, chrysanthemums and petunias, worked as a Florist for several years and was known for her beautiful flower garden.



Marion Wall

Services will be held at Mills & Mills funeral home, Friday morning, Feb 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. 



Mariya Semenko

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan 4, 2011 



Marquette, Sandra (Skiffington)

Friday, February 11, 2011 1:00 AM 

Sandra Skiffington Marquette passed away on February 5, 2011 after a brief bout with pneumonia. She was born in Ellensburg on October 8, 1948, ..... 



Mary H. Higgins

Our beloved mother left us on Sunday morning, in the company of the Saints and Angels. Born in Oreana, Idaho, she grew up on farms there, near Willamina, Oregon and Wapato Washington. After marrying, she lived in Portland, Renton, Zillah, and for the past 55 years, near Snohomish, Washington., She joins her husband of 50 years, John R. Higgins, in Heaven, as well as two daughters, Patricia Ann and Megan Marie., She is survived by her remaining 10 children, Daniel, (Father Nathaniel), Jacqueline Higgins-Rose-brook, Evelyn Rosebrook, Susan Bishop, John Higgins Jr, Theresa Alexander, Larry Higgins, Erin Higgins, Kevin Higgins and Philip Higgins. She also leaves 37 grand-children; 65 great grand-children; two great great grandchildren; and her one remaining sibling, Charles Hunt of Bueana WA., She was dearly loved by all who knew her, including more friends than we can count. Mother was always an avid reader, gardener, lover of nature and especially enjoyed watching the birds in her yard. She had devoted her life to serving Jesus and His Blessed Mother. For moral character, devotion to family, and love of country she was a highly qualified member of the "Greatest Generation"., Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 17, at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2316 180th SE, Bothell, WA 98012 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome., Remembrances may be made to the Washington Special Olympics, Disabled American Veterans or Snohomish Co. Search and Rescue.



Mary M. O'Connell

O'CONNELL, Mary McCabe, With a sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes, and the gift of joy, she blessed all that knew her, which includes her three children, Katie (Gaebel), Claire (Cahill), and Ted O'Connell. Her eight grandchildren, Mary Kelly and Roger Gaebel, Katie, Mac and, Reed Cahill, Tricia, (O'Connell) Piper, Erin (O'Connell) Rasmussen and Megan O'Connell. Known as "Mare" in the family, she loved having fun with her two sons-in-law, and daughter-in-law, Rog Gaebel, Chip Cahill and Leslie (Dumas) O'Connell and her brother JR who shared her love of family and life. Mare's O'Connell side of the family include her niece Catherine (O'Connell) Brazil, and sister-in-law Anne (Nielsen) O'Connell who live in Spokane and her other niece Kelly O'Connell who lives in Idaho., Mary loved people, travel, laughter and friends. She was a long time resident of South Pasadena CA, but lived in Spokane in the early years of her marriage to a Spokane native, Tom O'Connell. Mary and Tom met as teenagers at Thirsty Beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene where their families were friends and neighbors. While living in Spokane she made life long friends., Mary graduated from the, and was involved in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae group where ever she lived, along with the Junior League, garden club, Girl Scout leader for her girls, and the Huntington Library in San Marino in CA. At Mary's core she was a teacher and loved making a difference in children's lives. She loved the warm sunshine of Southern California, the cool breezes of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the beautiful sunsets over Lake Washington in Kirkland, where she spent the last seven years near family. Mary was born in Seattle March 1st and passed away in her home in Kirkland WA February 6th surrounded by family., Mary will be joining her husband Tom to dance among the stars. In lieu of flowers the family respectably requests donations be made to the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC), 2316 W. 1st Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201.



Mays, Mary Evelyn (Denio)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 AM

Mary Evelyn Mays, 86 years young, was born on January 25, 1925 in Bakersfield, California to Truman and Bertha Denio. She passed away on February ..... 



McIntosh, Marlys M.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:00 AM 

Marlys M. McIntosh was born on Feb. 7, 1925 and passed away peacefully on Feb 10, 2011. She was preceeded in death by her husband ..... 



Melva E. Hillhouse

Melva Estella Hillhouse, 97, passed away on January 19, 2011 in Everett, WA after a brief illness., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Avenue, Everett, WA.



Michael Ray "Big Mike" Crockford

Michael "Big Mike" Ray Crockford of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 6, 2011 from a heart attack while watching the Super Bowl. He was born on May 19, 1939 in Raymond, WA., Mike is survived by his wife, Sherry; son, Michael William; daughters, Debbie and Renee; sons, Steve (Brenda) and Mike (Jennifer) and David; mother-in-law, Rheba Campbell; brothers, Jerry (Mavis) and Robert (Maxine); 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his dog, Bear., At his request, there will be no funeral service. Mike's love of the outdoors and his cabin on the river prompted his request for a celebration of his life at the later time. (If you would like to be notified of time, please contact the family.)., Please sign Big Mike's guest book at:



Monica Reyes Sauceda

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeOur beloved, Monica Reyes Sauceda, 51 of Goldendale, joined her loved ones in heaven Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Monica had an old soul that lived life as a mother and wife should. Always there with



Naydine May Hall

Saturday, February 12, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

KENNEWICK - Born June 25th 1936 to Clarence and Claudia Sears in Yakima, WA, and passed away peacefully at her home February 5th, 2011 in Kennewick, WA. Naydine was preceded in death by both her parents, brothers David, Stephen and Cliff, a



Nick Dainard

Nick Dainard passed away on February 2, 2011., 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.



Norma Pardue

Monday, February 14, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 8, 1939 - Feb. 13, 2011 



OBITUARY: Emma M. Byers

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Emma M. Byers, 95, formerly of Deary, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.Emma was born in Deary on Feb. 6, 1916, to Joseph S. and Carrie Perry. She attended the first 11 years of school in Deary. Following her father's death, she moved to Coeur d'Alene to complete her [...]



OBITUARY: Mary Elizabeth 'Bette' Biffle

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:00 AM 

Just after sunset on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, as she slept embraced in the love of her family, Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Biffle left behind her earthly body.Bette was born in Lenoir City, Tenn., on Jan. 11, 1925, the only child of Evelyn Lee (Monger) and Allen Crenshaw Taylor. The family moved to El Paso, Texas, at the height [...]



Orville Richard "Joe" Gault

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

O. R. "Joe" Gault passed away suddenly Sunday, September 23, 2010, doing what he loved. Joe was born, April 1, 1947, to O.E. "Slim" and Lena Gault at Wenatchee, WA. Joe was raised on the family farm in the Wenatchee area where, along side his brother, Jack Day, his father taught him the value of hard work. This served Joe well throughout his life, including in school.



Otis J. Loggins Jr.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeTOPPENISH - Otis J. Loggins Jr. (84) of Toppenish passed away at his home on Monday February 14, 2011. He was born in Flora, AL on December 7, 1926. Otis served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He move 




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Pamela Lynn "Pam" Wolfe

Pamela Lynn Wolfe, 38, of Vancouver, WA, went to be with her father John Hovenden and Jesus, her Savior, after an eighty-seven day battle from complete heart, liver, and kidney failure to almost walking out of the hospital on her own. "You were a true miracle." She loved flower gardening, camping, fishing, whale watching, skydiving, motorcycling, but most of all, her family., Pam is survived by her husband, Edward Wolfe; sons, Nathan and Nicholas Wolfe; her mother, Pat Hovenden; and sisters, Sharon and Beth Hovenden., "We spent 20 wonderful years together. "We will never forget you honey and will hold your Love deep in our hearts." Special thanks to Dr. Shin and all the staff members at Sunnyside Kaiser, Family and Friends, Evergreen School Dist. Band and Staff, and Fred Meyer Employees., A Celebration of Life service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Chapel on Sat., Feb.19, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., Contributions can be made at any Columbia Credit Union branch under Pamela Wolfe Donation Account or to Evergreen Marching Band or to, to help caringbridge help others., Please sign Pam's guest book at:



Patricia Ann Keefe

Patricia Ann KEEFE Sept 26, 1919 ~ Feb. 12, 2011 Patricia Ann Keefe passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children on Feb. 12, 2011. Pat was born to Helen and Randolph Arnold on Sept 26, 1919 in Spokane WA. After graduating from Seattle's Franklin High in 1937, she worked as an elevator operator in downtown Seattle, as a dental assistant, and then as a decoder for the US Army. She wed the late Richard S Keefe Sr. on April 18, 1942. They were married 47 years. Together they had 11 children: Mary (Jim) Johnson, Patty (Jim) Moorehead, Betty (Bob) Shawgo, Richard, Jr. (Linda) Keefe, Frances (George) Brown, Peggy (Mark) Allen, Rita (Tom) Nolan, Eileen O'Keefe, Colleen (Bob) Carroll, Ann (Brian) Saunders, and Dennis (Keunho) Keefe. They were blessed with 17 grandchildren: Michelle Johnson, Cheryl and Joe Moorehead, Matt (Sandra), Ken (Michelle), Mark and Mariah McMullen, Martin (Kako) Probst, Rachel (Karl) Norambuena, Jessica (Sean) Kelly, Tracy (Ryan) Ofenloch, Lucy, Katie, and Beth Nolan, Scott (Katie) Keefe, Eileen Saunders, and Kaitlin Keefe. Mom was blessed again with 12 great grandchildren: Ashley Moorehead, Jaylena, Jake, Josh, Alicia, Megan, Shane, Annabelle, and Luke McMullen, Kamron and Mikaela Norambuena and Nicholas Ridley. Pat was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Parish and then for over 30 years in Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Seattle. She was active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Holy Family Guild. Above all, her greatest enjoyment and priority was her family. She was a woman of great faith and an exemplary example for her family until her last breath was drawn. She will be greatly missed. Recitation of the Rosary will be Saturday, Feb 19th, at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. BOTH at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 8900 35th Ave. N. E., Seattle, WA 98115. Reception to follow at the church hall. Please sign the on-line guest book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Patty Simon

Patty was born on January 13, 1957 in Wenatchee, WA and passed away on February 9, 2011 in Airway Heights, WA. She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Simon and Rikki Mae Jones (niece); mother, Doris Simon; sisters, Delores Simon (Rick Jones), Virginia (Michael) McAndrews, Rose (Gary) Smith; brothers, Michael Simon, Harland (Carol) Simon, and Samie (Connie) Simon; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by Denina May Evans; and father, Samie Simon. Patty loved animals, swimming, talking, and tennis. She loved helping others and will be loved and missed by her family and many friends. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairmount Memorial Park, Sunset Chapel, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA



Paul Herrett

Paul Herrett went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Everett, WA. He was born in Mabton, WA and graduated from Toppenish High School. He attended A.A Petterson Business School. Paul served in the Navy during, on a carrier vessel escort, CVE90. He married Doris in June 1946, his wife of 64 years., He was an administrative manager at American Can Co. for 30 years. He also worked in accounting at Molbaks, Inc., Woodinville., He served at many churches and Bothell Sons of Norway., He is survived by his wife, Doris; children, Gail Windsor, Rob (Debbie) and Pam (Don) Koetter; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 20th at Lake Country Baptist Church, Lake Stevens, WA., Memorials may be made to the Church;, ; and Autism Research.



Pooy Loon Lee

Pooy Loon LEE Pooy Lee of Seattle passed away on Feb 7, 2011 at age 88. Born in Taishan, China. Survived by wife Cai and children, Alvin, Roy, Lilly, Mary, and Jane. Memorial service Sat, 2/19 at 11:00 a.m: Butterworth Funeral Home. 520 West Raye St., Seattle. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery following service.




Rena Rae Karras Peacefully passed away in her sleep on Saturday, February 12, 2011. She is survived by her three children, her five grandchildren, her nine great-grandchildren, and three siblings. We will be celebrating her life instead of mourning her loss. The memorial service for Rena Rae Karras will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Phone: (253) 584-0252 Website:




Ronald Keith RUTHERFORD Born February 28, 1930 to Flora Evelyn and Ronald France Rutherford, Keith was a lifelong resident of Seattle. He died on January 18, 2011, at the age of 80. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, and served proudly in the U.S Navy. Keith and Carol A. Blye were married in 1953 and had two sons, Scott Keith and Michael Kevin. In 1973 he and Elizabeth 'Beth' Edison were married. Keith was a devoted husband and loyal friend. He enjoyed golf and excelled at and took great pride in designing, building, fixing, and making just about any and everything better. He took pleasure in solving the world's problems with good friends during regular get-togethers over morning coffee. He is survived by his wife Beth, step-son Scott Edison (Emily), son Michael Rutherford, grandson Daniel Rutherford, and granddaughters Teri (Aaron) Bagwell, Sydney Rutherford, and Elyse Edison; great-grandchildren Timothy and Annika Bagwell, and niece Marleen Weaver. Keith was preceded in death by his parents and son Scott Rutherford. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Keith at a celebration of his life on Monday, February 28, 2011, 2:30 p.m. at the Queen City Yacht Club, 2608 Boyer Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102.



Rebecca Alice "Betty" Egbert

Born in Worland, Wyoming July 6, 1928, passed away February 11, 2011 in Spokane, where she moved in 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Emmett Egbert and is survived by daughters, Char Parsley (whose husband Pat also passed away February 11, 2011), Marie Rendon (Avery), all of Spokane, and Jo Zemke (Bill) of San Francisco; and grandchildren, Darrell Campbell (Inna), Donia Campbell (Erica) and Vance Zemke (Megan). Rebecca will be remembered by all of her children, grandchildren, family and many friends as an inspirational artist, poet and writer of children's books and materials. Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 4320 S. Conklin, in Spokane. Contributions may be made to the Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (EWCDHH) 1206 N. Howard St. Spokane, WA 99201. Arrangements entrusted with HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St.



Rev. John T. Lunsford

Rev. John T. Lunsford went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 12, 2011., John, the youngest of six children, was born in Weston, Georgia, on August 9, 1922 to his parents, W.B. and Ora Mae Lunsford., John is survived by his wife, Jewel. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last June. He is also survived by his brother, Andrew of Houston, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Warren Tripp of Litchfield, Ohio; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue of Ferndale; grandsons, Trent Tripp and his wife, Tiffany of Columbus, Ohio, and Troy Tripp and his wife, Stephanie of Lexington, Kentucky, T.J. Tripp of Columbus Ohio, and Ben Lunsford and his wife, Gloria of Bothell, Washington; granddaughters, Mollie Nickles and her husband, Ben of Ephrata, Washington, and Stephanie Murillo and her husband, Raul of Bellingham; and great- grandchildren, Tyler and Analise Tripp, Treyden Tripp, Harrison and Adelaide Nickles, Malaki and Kylie Murillo, and Caleb and Jacob Lunsford., John served in the, during, and was stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Station the whole time where he was a cook. In 1947, he and his wife attended the Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, NY and there, he studied for the Gospel Ministry. He pastored churches in New York State, Pennsylvania, and Washington State. In his latter years of ministry, he traveled in an evangelistic ministry preaching from a large dispensational Bible Chart which showed God's Plan for the Ages – from Genesis to Revelation., John's Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ferndale at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011., Arrangements are by Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Main Street, Ferndale.



Richard Lewis Wikle Sr.

Went on to be with the Lord February 11, 2011 at his home following a lengthy illness. Richards final words of wisdom was "I want the people to see Jesus in Me" Richard was born October 8, 1933 in Elizabethton,TN to Mason and Helen Wikle. Richard has one brother Jack Wikle of Michigan. Richard married Gloria Jorden, April 16,1954 and Cynthia Beard, April 26,1976. Richard is survived by six children, Richard Wikle Jr., Barry Wikle, Stephan Wikle, Terri Cordell, Lori Akins and Seth Wikle all of Spokane Washington. He has 12 grandchildren, Jerrod, Nathan, Erica, Angela, Benjamin, Richard, Kenny, Colin, Derik, Shawna, Mikayla, Joey and eight great-grandchildren Kali, Tyanna, Danielle, Alexis, Natalie, Kohl, Joshua and Charlie., Preceded in death by his mother and father Mason and Helen Wikle., Richard served in the United States, and will be interred at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington., Richard was a life long musician and spent the last 20 years using his gift of music for the Lord through many music ministries such as the "Gospel Opry" "Gospel Jamboree" "Mountain View Gospel Opry" and the "Gospel Jubilee". A special thanks to all the musician friends that made Richards life so special., A special Thank you to Horizon Hospice for the wonderful care provided to our family. A special thank you to April, Shawna, John, and Amber for all the love and devotion shown to Richard during his illness., A "Celebration of Life" will be at Valley Assembly of God, Spokane Washington at 2PM Tuesday, February 15. Musicians are welcome. For information call Iris VanDorne 509-499-8440., Interment will be at a later date at Medical Lake Veterans Memorial Cemetery., Memorial Donations to be sent to Partners in Ministries, 2345 Meadowridge Parkway, West Fargo, North Dakota to benefit Lou McCoy's Cancer Treatment.



Richard M. Warr

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

July 24, 1927-February 7, 2011Keith & Keith Funeral HomeSUNNYSIDE - Richard M. Warr passed away on February 7, 2011 in Sunnyside, Washington. He was born to Merrill R. Warr and Leora Erickson on July 24, 1927 at the fam



Richard Marvin Gere II

GERE, Richard, Marvin, II, Passed away in Spokane, Washington on February 12, 2011. Born in Hutchinson, Kansas to Richard Marvin Gere I and Mae Hollinger. He entered the military in 1948 serving in the, until 1968, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was also a member of the 101st Airborne Division, Screaming Eagles. Richard served three tours in Vietnam. He was a recipient of the, . After retiring from the Army he worked in Sales for the Prudential Insurance Company. He enjoyed talking with people and sharing stories. Richard was very active, walking, hiking and traveling the world. He enjoyed visiting family and loved being with his many children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his story telling and big heart. Surviving children include: Kathy Gere-Herzog, Lily Richardson, Linda Gere, Richard Marvin Gere III, Sandy Zimmerman, Jimmy Gere, Sharon Richey, Richard Michael Gere, Tina Gere, and Scott Gere. He was also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Washington State Veterans' Cemetery at 1:30, Friday, February 18, 2011 in Medical Lake, Washington. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. SPOKANE CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE.



Richard R. Solberg

SOLBERG, Richard R., Passed away Friday, February 11, 2011 in Spokane Valley WA. Dick was born to Ralph and Alma Solberg in Grandview, WA and was raised in the Yakima Valley. He worked for Continental Baking-Wonder/Hostess for many years. Dick later became a union representative for the Teamsters from which he retired. He loved to sing and was a longtime member of the Pages of Harmony, the choir at church, and was part of the barbershop quartet "Inspiration". Dick was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a volunteer at the food bank and was proud to have donated 11 gallons of platelets at the Blood Bank. He was also a longtime loving caregiver for his wife, helping in her battle with Parkinson's disease. Dick is survived by his wife of 56 years Delores; sons Jeff and Steve (Kim) Solberg; daughter Kathy Simon; grandchildren Ryan (Staci) Solberg of Dexter OR, Luke Solberg and Kelsey (Chris) Lewis; and many relatives scattered throughout the country. The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff at Cancer Care NW, Sullivan Park Assisted Living/Care Center and the loving congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Services will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.



Richard W. Bliss

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Robert H. (Bob) Brunelle

Robert H. (Bob) BRUNELLE Robert H. (Bob) Brunelle, of Edmonds, WA died on Sunday February 13, 2011 at Providence Hospital Everett. He was born in Crookston, MN on Dec. 31, 1941 to Harry and Ione Brunelle. Moved with his family to Richland, WA in 1949. Graduated from Richland High School 1959, attended Columbia Basin College. Moved to Seattle, WA in 1962 and graduated from the University of Washington in Mechanical Engineering. Bob's career as an engineer at Boeing spanned over 40 years, with his retirement in late 2007. He was an avid cushion shuffleboard player for many years; he enjoyed sporting events, anything to do with computers, and quiet evenings at home. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one of his seven brothers, Vernon Bruce, and a daughter, Heidi Lynne. He is survived by his son, Michael James; step-sons, Marc and John Palo; and brothers, Roger of Huntington Beach, CA, Richard of Anchorage, AK, James (Poranee) of Anchorage, AK, Lawrence (Claudia) of Newport, OR, Gary (Denise) of Murrieta, CA, and David (Marti) of Yakima, WA. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19th , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, 1732 Broadway, Seattle 98122, (206)322-0013. Graveside service to be held Saturday Feb. 19th at Holyrood Cemetery, 205 NE 205th, Shoreline, WA, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert's name to the Alzheimer's Association (



Robert Perkins

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Nov. 15, 1937 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Robert W. Allison

Contributions may be made to the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (2300 East End Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502) or the Capitol Land Trust (209 Fourth Ave. E. #205, Olympia, WA 98501)




Robert W. WOHLLAIB Born April 10, 1929 in Twin Falls, ID. Went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 13, 2011. Robert was longtime organist at Bethel Temple in Seattle. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in 2004. Beloved father of Karleen Pilo and Thomas (Sofie) Wohllaib; grandfather of Nina, Brett, Eric, Brad and Robert and brother of Mary Breshears and Sharon Smith. Service 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2011 at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, SeaTac.



Roger T. Brunswick

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Roland Oliver Undi

Roland Oliver UNDI Roland was born June 25th 1928 in Seattle, Washington to his parents Johanna and Nells Undi, immigrants from Norway. He was the youngest of the four Undi children, brother Stanley, Norman and sister Eileen. Roland grew up in a thriving logging community that gave him the basis for his hard working ethic. Roland joined the Army and served time in Japan after high school and later graduated from University of Washington. He sold heavy machinery after graduating college and later started his own business, Evergreen Mobile Company in Issaquah, WA manufacturing modular buildings. Evergreen Mobile was founded in 1973 and was a family owned and operated business which quickly became a leader in the modular building industry and was able to corner the market with outstanding customer service. Roland sold his business to a publicly traded company in 1999 at the age of 70. He continued to work everyday managing his commercial properties with his son Shale. Roland was a true self made entrepreneur always committed to the success of his company and employees who built his passion with honesty and handshakes. Roland is a man who was able to fulfill his aspirations along with a little luck. In his spare time Roland enjoyed fishing in Alaska, boating in the San Juan's, Husky football and traveling with his family. Roland was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Geraldine in 2008. Roland passed peacefully February 12th, while surrounded by his three children, Rhett, Shale and Shauna and their spouses Dianne, Kimberly and Allan. Roland has five grandchildren Britt, Jack, Mitchell, Natalie and Christopher. Join us for a celebration of Roland's life at New Castle Golf and Country Club Thursday February 17th from 4:00-7:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations preferred to Disabled American Veterans at: Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family's on-line guest book at Arrangements by Flintofts Funeral Home 425-392-6444.



Ron Richardson

Ron RICHARDSON Ron peacefully passed away on February 7, 2011. He was born on August 5, 1935 in Seattle. Ron was a life-long resident of Seattle. Ron graduated from the University of Washington and was a respected and inspirational teacher, mentor and coach. Ron's love of history and strong sense of community led to his active involvement in various organizations and causes: the Seattle Commons; Fremont History House; Fauntleroy Community Association; SWSHS Log House Museum; Washington Public Campaigns; West Seattle Walking Trails & Map Project; and a proud Garfield Golden Grads member. Ron is loved and cherished by his wife, Sherry; his children, Carrie Lynn Richardson (Paul Giancola), Dan Richardson (Vicki) and Mark Stein (Jenee Westberg); three grandchildren, Justin Banks, Ryan Richardson and Lyric Stein; sister, Lynda Beaton, two nieces; and extended family too numerous to list. A celebration of Ron's extraordinary life will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Avenue SW, Seattle 98136. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Washington, Brain Tumor Research Fund, Neurology Department, in memory of Ron Richardson; Central Asia Institute ('Three Cups of Tea'); or the SWSHS - Log House Museum.



Ross Walter Sterling Jr.

Ross Walter STERLING, Jr. Surrounded by his loving family passed away from complications of cancer and progressive Multiple Sclerosis 2/14/11. Born 8/9/55 in Shelton, WA he spent most of his early childhood in Ephrata, WA. Ross put himself through college while working two jobs and raising two children. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Ross and his wife, Aimee attended St. Alphonsus Parish in Ballard. Ross was very proud of his Catholic faith. He kept this poem for many years and wanted to share it at this time with the people who cared about him. 'God looked around his garden, and found an empty place; He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered 'Peace Be Thine.' It broke my heart to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God called you home.' Ross is survived by his beloved wife, Aimee; cherished children, Roslyn (Chris) Besconson and Ryan Sterling; his parents, Rose Sterling and Ross Sterling Sr.; stepmother, Emma Lou Bishop; sisters, Jeanne (David) Barlia and Rosanne (Mike) Bryan; Aunt and Uncle Robert and Glenna Kendall, Aunt Frances Sterling; niece, Maryn Bryan and grandchild, Gwendolyn Sterling. Ross wishes to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick for all his kindness and helping give him one last year to spend with his family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30p.m. Friday, 2/18/11, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 5816 15th Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107. In honor of Ross' love of children memorials may be made to St. Alphonsus School. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Ryson Kieron Cline

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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




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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Marv F. Druffel, 46, a Colton, Wash., farmer, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his Colton home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Colton High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow at St. Gall Catholic Cemetery in Colton. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



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. [...]




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Sandra Skiffington Marquette

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Sandra Skiffington Marquette passed away on February 5, 2011 after a brief bout with pneumonia. She was born in Ellensburg on October 8, 1948, the second daughter of Mark and Bernice Skiffington. She attended Lourd



Scott Hastings

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Norman Scott Hastings was born August 12, 1955 in Goldendale, WA. He went to be with the loved ones who passed before him on January 31, 2011 in Yakima, WA. Scott served in the U.



Sophie Scafidi

A celebration of Sophie's life wil be held at the Chapel at St. Michael's Catholic Church at noon on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Given her lifelong love of the sea, the family requests that donations be made to the Ocean Conservancy in her name. 



Susan Harmon

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 11, 1960 - Feb. 12, 2011 




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Tammi Lee Pereira

Tammi Lee Pereira, 52 of Everett, Washington passed away on February 8, 2011 following a brief illness., Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy. 



Ted Froese

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4:02 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 8, 1923 – Feb. 11, 2011



Terry Flannery

Terry FLANNERY Gone Fishing Age 66, passed peacefully into the Lord's arms at home on 2/11/11 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Terry was born in Minneapolis, MN on August 3, 1944 moving to Auburn, WA when he was 8 years old. Terry graduated from Auburn High School in 1963 and married his high school sweetheart Sharon Thomas in 1964. Terry worked in the aerospace industry most of his life, retiring from Aim Aviation Auburn in 2004 as Production Manager. Terry is survived by his wife Sharon of 46 years, sons Terry Jr. (Sheri), Kirk (Kara) both from Auburn and grandchildren Josh, Lacie, Kyle, Marissa and Tyler, sister Kathy (Ken) Smith of Grass Valley, CA, brothers Michael of Bellingham, Tim (Bonnie) Eureka, MT, Pat (Kathy) Ephrata, WA and Herb (Annalee) Yakima, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Herb and MaryAlice Flannery and sister Susan Murche. Terry loved to fish, camp and cook. One of the last things he said to his wife was"he wanted to go fishing". CATCH A BIG ONE, TERRY. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Auburn, WA on 2/19/11 at 11:00 a.m. A vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, 2/18/11 at Holy Family Catholic Church. You can sign the online guest book at



Theodore R. "T-Bear" Fonis

Ted passed away on January 27, 2011 at the age of 88., He was born on July 23, 1922 in Seattle, WA to Mary (Elsie) and Soterhou (Sam) Foufounis. Ted grew up in Georgetown, WA and attended schools in CA, OR, and WA., In his senior year at Broadway High School, Ted joined the U.S. Navy 1940 and served active duty for six years in the Pacific Theater on the destroyers USS Maury DD 401 and USS DIXIE AD 14, followed by 12 years in the Navy Reserve. He was a life member of the, , Post 1040 in Lynnwood, WA, and a member of Olaf Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine. He enjoyed the many USS Maury reunions held across the country, attending his last one in San Antonio with his daughter in 2002., On October 22, 1952, "T-Bear" was sworn in as a Seattle police officer working through several divisions including beat officer patrolling First Avenue and the Public Market, prowler car officer and working his way to detective for units of burglary, homicide (14 years) and narcotics. He was an active member of the SPD Marching Unit for 12 years and served as 2nd Lieutenant in the latter years of the team. The drill team participated in many events including President Kennedy's 1961 inauguration and the 1962 Seattle's World Fair. Following his 28 years of civic service, T-Bear was a life member and continued his involvement with the SPD through such organizations as SPD Athletic Association, SPD Relief Association and the Seattle Police Retired Officers Association, holding many offices including President for five years, editor of the Scoop Sheet and was a permanent trustee on the board., Along with his strong ties and involvement with the SPD; Ted was a 50+ year member of the Royal Arch Masons of Washington. In 1958, he was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Rainier Lodge #189. In 1994, he became Grand Master of that Lodge. Ted's numerous Masonic affiliations include 1959 Knight Templar in Rainier Commandery #28, 1968 High Priest of Rainier Chapter #52, 1974 Deputy to the Grand High Priest in Dist #7, 1978 Grand High Priest for Grand Chapter of Washington, King Solomon Chapter #30, Royal Arch Masons of BC, 1995 Thrice Illustrious Master of Adonirm Council #17 Royal and Select Masons of the Cryptic Rite, 1996 Arch #3 Royal Select Masters, Past Sovereign Master of Chinook Council #22 Allied Masonic Degree, York Rite College #54, Puget Sound Council #3 Royal Arch Mariners, and Southgate Lodge #100. Ted also kept busy as life member in the York & Scottish Rites and Order of Scotland, Thistle Clan of Scotland., Ted was a 50+ year member of the Nile Temple of the Shrine 1960, joining the Legion of Honor and serving as Drill Team Captain in 1965-66. He was a founding member (Badge #2) and participated heavily in the Shurtah and Zem Zem units., Among his many civic duties and activities, Ted managed to find spare time for his love of fishing, gardening and working in his wood shop. Over the years, he crafted numerous Masonic wooden gavels, holiday and yard art. Ted loved to cook and garlic was always a staple in his kitchen., Above all was the love for his wife, Betty Lou, who he married in 1959 and with whom he shared the next 46 years. She preceded him in death in 2005 and he now joins her to "view the sun as it sets over the Mountain.", Ted is survived by his lovable dog, Coco; daughter, Debb and son-in-law, Steve Wagner; his grandson, Greg (Katlynn Smith); sister, Margie Ross of Seattle; his aunt, Dutch Hopf of Port Angeles; and many cousins, friends and extended family members., Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by parents and by his sister, Ellen., A Memorial to Ted honoring "A Life Well Lived" will be held at the Nile Center of the Shrine in Mountlake Terrace on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., Ted requested that contributions be made to The Royal Arch Children's Heart Foundation or to The Shriner Children's Hospital., Arrangements are under the care of Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds, WA (425-771-1234)., Please share your memories with the family at



Tina Marie Shigley

Tina Marie Shigley, 52, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 10, 2011. She was born March 28, 1958 in Vancouver to LeRoy and Isabel Zollo., Tina loved Jesus with all of her heart and her church family at New Life Christian Church. Survivors include her mother, Isabel; sister, Debbie (Rodney) Taylor; niece, Molly Taylor; nephew, Adam Taylor; and her brother, Phil (Constance) Zollo., She was preceded in death by her husband of 2 1/2 years, Donald Shigley; and her father, LeRoy., Special thanks to Pastor Tom and Patty Morris and housemother, Fiai Sorenson., A memorial service will be held on Thurs., Feb. 17, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Chapel., Please sign Tina's guest book at:, ./obits.



Vella Kenny

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

Vella Johnson Kenny, age 90, passed away February 10, 2011. She was born January 12, 1921, in Wenatchee, WA and was raised on Badger Mountain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kenny, whom she married in 1939; sisters, Alyce Cadman and Dorothy Fosdick; and brothers, Jack and Martin Johnson.



Vernon J. "Bill" Titmus

Vernon "Bill" Titmus was taken from us suddenly on Friday, January 21, 2011 after a brief illness., He was born August 17, 1932 in Frontenac, Kansas and resided and worked for most of his life in the Everett/Seattle area until he retired and split his time between Coulee City, WA, Bullhead City, AZ, and Las Vegas, NV., During his career with the Boys and Girls Club of America, as a teacher and a coach, he had a profound and lasting impact on the lives of countless young people., A memorial service open to all will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Olympic View Middle School in Mukilteo. Please join us in sharing happy memories and bidding goodbye for now to this special man., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bill Titmus Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County, 9502 19th Avenue SE, Suite F, Everett, WA. 98208. In his honor, this fund will be used to defray the participation expenses of kids from disadvantaged families in organized athletics.



Virginia E. Larson

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Virginia E. Larson, 101, of Yakima, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011, in Yakima. She was born in Forsyth, Missouri and moved to the Yakima area in 1943. She worked for Ross Packing Co. i



Virginia Laure Randall

Virginia Laure Randall, or Laure as she liked to be known, was born on September 16, 1953 in Enumclaw, Washington, the daughter of Virgil Lawrence Markus and Barbara Jean Jensen. She passed away on February 1, 2011 at Providence Hospital, Colby Campus, Everett, Washington. She was a resident of Everett for 11 years but was born and raised in the Maple Valley area. At her passing she was a member of the Valley Historical Society. Laure graduated from Tahoma High School and later from the Green River Community College with an Associate Arts Degree in Public Works., Laure met her husband, Rodney Lee Dean Randall, through the old "bulletin board" networks that preceded the internet. They married on November 10, 1996. They founded their current business, UniRom Express, a U.S. Mail Contractor, in April of 1995. In 2003 the business was awarded the prestigious Contractor of the Year Eagle Award. Laure was active in the Rainbow Girls and achieved the post of Past Worthy Advisor. For two years she Chaired the Organizing Committee of the Holiday Parade for Buckley, Washington. Her entry representing her answering service even placed first one year! After meeting her husband she became an avid bowler, achieving a personal high game of 289 and high series of 724. She also became a Director on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Men's Bowling Association. Later she became the first woman ever elected to a Vice-Presidential position in that organization., She is survived by her father, Virgil Lawrence Markus, of St. Helen's, Oregon; her mother, Barbara Jean Jensen, of Yakima, Washington; her brother, Craig Markus and his wife, Paulette, of Maple Valley, Washington; her brother, Larry Markus, of Harrison, Arkansas; and her younger brother, Adam Markus, of Yakima, Washington. She is also survived by her son, Christopher Neslin and his wife, Barbara, of Mount Vernon, Washington; and they have her two grand-daughters, Sammantha and Christina. She is also survived by her daughter, Sammantha Sorensen and her husband, Beau, of Baker City, Oregon., Laure was a true "Light of Love" for the world. She was renowned for her ability to make time for anyone and to remember with amazing accuracy the important details and events of a person's life. She came to be so well-known and beloved that she could call almost anyone and, without giving her name, be known immediately by just her voice and greeting! Laure was most passionate about other's well-being and happiness., A Celebration of her life is to be held at 10:00 a.m., February 21, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy at 1702 Pacific Ave, Everett, WA, 98201., In lieu of flowers a donation to your favorite charity is encouraged.



Virginia MARTY

Virginia MARTY Born June 21, 1924 in St. Paul, MN; passed away February 11, 2011 in Burien at age 86. Virginia was a long-time Volunteer (since 1985) at Highline Hospital in the Gift Shop, as well as a Messenger and Desk Captain. She also served as the Treasurer of the Volunteer Organization and was a member of the Executive Committee and Governing Board. She also enjoyed traveling, enjoying visits to Mexico, Hawaii and Arizona. She is survived by her loving daughters, Linda A. (& Bruce Johnson) Marty, Theresa M. Marty, and Stephanie J. (& Gregory) Hall. Our Mom will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 18; 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Chapel 11,111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle. Committal, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Virginia's name suggested to Highline Hospital Volunteer Organization, Burien. Please sign an on-line memorial at



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.



Vivian M. Lloyd

Sunday, February 13, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

September 16, 1920 - February 4, 2011PUYALLUP - A former longtime resident of Yakima, Vivian Lloyd died peacefully in Puyallup on February 4, 2011 following a short illness. She was 90. Vivian was born in Northern Minnesota and mov 




W. James Wylie age 94 passed away February 14, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell Moses Lake, WA 



William J. Houk

Passed away on February 14, 2011. Born August 31, 1931. Graduated from North Central High School where he played the guitar in the swing band. He married Rosada and moved to Pullman. Bill graduated from WSU with a degree in architecture and served in the Air Force for a couple of years. After a few years with Structural Clay Products Institute he took over the family business in Spokane, which is now Wilbert Precast. During semi-retirement Bill designed many cemetery mausoleums throughout the Northwest. Bill retired in 1992 and traveled the U.S. and Canada in his RV. He suffered a major stroke in the late 1990s but continued to attend local Bluegrass festivals whenever possible. Bill loved raising his three children, Julie, Mark and Dan. He coached Pee Wee Baseball and was president of the PTA. He balanced family fun, music and humor with an amazing work ethic. Many camping trips, backyard parties and holidays found him playing his guitar and leading a sing-a-long of old hillbilly songs. Baseball was another delight of Bill's. He played in, coached and sponsored Spokane Metro softball teams for over 20 years. He is survived by wife, Janice; daughter, Julie (Ron) Bohman, Spokane, WA; son, Mark (Inez) Houk, Spokane, WA, son, Dan (Lori) Houk, Spokane, WA; stepsons, Brian (Joy) Daniels, Spokane, WA, Keith Daniels, California, Kent (Lynda) Daniels, Gig Harbor, WA: stepdaughter Jodi ( Pat) McMaster, Maryland; sister, Dixie (Ai) Self, Spokane, WA; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother, Tommy Houk and granddaughter, Renae Bohman. Visitation Friday, February 18, 2011, 2:00 -" 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment at Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Transitional Living Center, 3128 N. Hemlock, Spokane, WA 99205 or Union Gospel Mission.



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.



William R. Sutherland

Bill was born in Granite Falls, Washington. After being raised in the farm life, he went into the military at the age of 22. Served in the Navy, went into deep sea diving training. He was one of the last Pearl Harbor Survivors. Bill was very proud to be able to serve his country, has an honorable discharge from the Navy. Went on to build his own business as a rock crusher contractor for making roads in the northwest. Finally settled down in Spokane to build a home and raise his family. When he retired, he moved to Hauser Lake, Idaho where he was still very busy restoring cars, boats and big machinery, something he always enjoyed doing. He is survived by Oscar Sutherland (son), Nancy Sutherland Potter (daughter), NancyKay Smith (granddaughter) and two great-grandchildren Sonyia and Dameion. He was preceded in death by a son James W. Sutherland. He lived a good life and was a good man. We will miss him. Viewing will be Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 10 a.m.-"5 p.m. with the Funeral Service on Friday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. both at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd. Spokane Valley. Please sign Bill's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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.




Yvonne June Stone was born June 25, 1934 near Galesburg, Kansas. She went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 10, 2011., June moved to Concrete in 1941 with her family and dedicated her life to becoming a medical missionary in Africa at age fifteen., After graduating from Concrete High School as validictorian she attended Davis Memorial Bible College in New York graduating again with high honors. She then graduated from Everett General Hospital's nursing program and spent the following year working as a surgical nurse in Everett. From there she traveled to Paris, France and attended Sorbonne College learning the French language. French Equatorial Africa (now called Central African Republic), was her final destination. After traveling to Fort Crampel to learn the local dialect, Sango, June was now ready to do hospital work in Africa as a missionary nurse., Her experiences throughout her forty years in Africa were amazing., At retirement June returned to Everett, WA where she continued her ministry through the Calvary Baptist Church., June is survived by sisters Lavone Newell-Reim (Dick), Judy Coffell (Bob), brothers Chuck (Patty), Bill (Karen), and Jack Stone; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Stone and Lorraine Stone; many nieces and nephews survive their Dear Aunt June. Her extended church family encompasses the world., She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Vera Stone, brothers David, Marion, and Robert and Sister Gertrude., Services for June will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 3332 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201., Burial will take place at 3:00 pm at Forest Park Cemetary in Concrete, WA., Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Mid Missions (Ippy Hospital Fund), P.O. Box 308011, Cleveland, OH 44130; Calvary Baptist Church, 3332 Colby Ave. Everett, WA 98201; or Community Bible Church, P.O. Box 88, Concrete, WA 98237.

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