Thursday, February 17, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/17/2011


Alice June Arnold

Alice June ARNOLD Born June 7, 1931 in Seattle WA passed away February 12, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by 2 sisters, Dorothy McCann & Mary Starr;2 daughters, Suzan Kellar and Joan Moline; 5 grandchildren and7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services Monday February 21st Evergreen Washelli, 2:00 p.m. at 11111 Aurora Ave N., Seattle.



Amber Mae Branson

Amber Mae Branson passed away on February 12, 2011. Our loving daughter was 29 years old., She leaves behind three beautiful children, Jordan (age 11), Conner (age 7), and Madison (age 1); her brother, Travis, his wife Britney and their two children; and her brother, Josh; as well as her mothers, Linda and Sheila; her fathers, Lloyd and Alan; and her children's fathers, Randy and George., She was only with us such a short time but she gave us a lifetime of love. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.



Anthony Paul Martinis

Tony Martinis passed peacefully on February 12, 2011., The service for Tony will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 18 at Immaculate Conception Church. A reception will follow the service at Mattie Hall.



Anthony Regis Burns Jr.

Anthony Regis BURNS, Jr. Born October 19, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tony Burns lived a life of both internal and external exploration, and he strove to experience the fullest possible degree of beauty and magic through his travels and in his relationships with other people. He died Sunday, December 12, in Seattle, of a neurological condition caused by his exposure to Agent Orange during his military service in Vietnam. The first child and son of Agnes Batrala and Anthony Regis Burns, Sr, Tony grew up in Avalon, near Pittsburgh, with his sisters Veronica Burns, Victoria Waterbury, Jean Burns, and Regina Burns-Fulkerson. After graduating from Bethany College, he trained as a Naval Aviator, specializing as a bombardier and navigator. He flew reconnaissance and combat missions with Attack Squadrons 65 and 34 aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, Enterprise, and John F. Kennedy, from 1967 to 1971. He received numerous medals for his military service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, and a Navy Commendation (with Valor) for "heroic achievement" and "superb airmanship, courage, and devotion to duty" during a particularly difficult night mission on February 1, 1969 in Vietnam. While successful by military standards, his service and the role of the military in contemporary life troubled him. Following his Honorable Discharge, he began a life-long process of dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the shame he felt for his role in the Vietnam War. He engaged in anti-war activities and grassroots politics for the rest of his life. Prior to shipping out with the U.S. Navy, he married Ruthie Sewell. His love for their sons, Anthony Regis Burns, III, and Ian Nicholas Burns, as well as his granddaughter, Raina, was deep, wide, and enduring. Although family-life was disrupted by divorce in 1972, Tony continued his graduate and doctoral studies at the University of Oregon. He taught at the University of Oregon and at Southwestern Oregon Community College, and started his career in clinical psychology as Director at the White Bird Clinic, in Eugene. His clinical specialties included working with people suffering from PTSD and substance abuse, and those needing family counseling. He directed or provided counseling at clinics throughout the Northwest, including Coos Bay, Klamath Falls, Spokane, Port Angeles, Everett, Bellevue, and Pierce County. He also had a private practice in the Puget Sound area, including therapeutic groups for men in Seattle and Edmonds. Aside from his military, family, and professional responsibilities, he traveled throughout the world, including, Italy, China, and many countries in Europe, Africa, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia. He enjoyed long rides on his Harley, as well as sailing, kayaking, hiking, and bicycling throughout the West and Northwest. He also scuba dived many of the world's significant dive spots. He enjoyed a fearless approach to cooking (including on a Alaskan fishing boat), his pets, poetry and essay writing, guitar and piano playing, making and enjoying art, downhill skiing, and teaching sailing. He worked with the Social Justice Committee of the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and he was active in initial efforts to found the Kitsap Food Cooperative. Tony also was one of several founders of the Silver Lake Winery. He was engaged to marry Helen Lucinda Welborn, of Seattle, who was with him when he died. Inquiries may be sent to her at A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, February 19 at 12:30 at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, in Bremerton.



Barbara Joanne Shannon Parker

Barbara Joanne Shannon Parker was born October 30th, 1929 to Charles and Emma (Lindroos) Shannon in Larson, Idaho and passed into the hands of the Lord on February 14th, 2011. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1998 and son, Alan, in 2009. Barbara spent her final moments surrounded by her children Linda, Keith, Danny, Patty, John, Peter, and Susan. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret Heuke of Arizona., Barbara grew up on the Puget Sound in Bremerton, Washington. Shortly after World War II she moved to Clark County to enter Providence Nursing Academy with the hope of becoming an airline stewardess. After meeting and marrying Paul Parker in 1951, Barbara instead devoted her life to the care of others and her family as an RN at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she worked until 1990., A compassionate and feisty woman, Barbara was always ready with a story to share, or help for an animal in need. Along with her love of animals Barbara had a great love of music which she shared to the delight of everyone around through her talented and spirited organ and piano playing., The world will have a little less music without Barbara, and she will be greatly missed by her children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, and neighbors., One of her favorite poems was:, May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always be at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May rain fall soft upon your field, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand., There will be a Rosary on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 on Friday, February 18th at the same location., Please sign the Guest Book at



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:



Bare, Rosetta Gail Ruth

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:00 AM 

Rosetta Gail Ruth Bare passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on February 14, 2011. Rosebud was born on May 26, 2010. .....



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.



Beverly Irene Scott

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Beverly Jean (Carlson) Call

Beverly Jean (Carlson) CALL Beverly Jean Call passed away peacefully with her family in attendance on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at the age of 76 at home in Bellevue, Washington. She fought a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Myrtle Carlson of Wilder, Idaho. She is survived by her husband, Dwight Call of Bellevue, Washington, daughters Deborah Call of Renton, Washington and Lisa Hawk (Howard) of Medina, Washington, son Gregory Call (Carolyn) of Oakland, California and five wonderful grandchildren. In addition she is survived by her sister Gayle Neumann (Werner) of Lynnwood, Washington and her brother Larry Carlson (Annette) of Caldwell, Idaho. Beverly was born November 11, 1934 in Caldwell, Idaho. She grew up on the family farm in Wilder, Idaho and graduated from Wilder High School in 1952. Attending the University of Idaho for 4 years, she graduated in 1956 with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. During her junior year she met Dwight Call who then was a student at Washington State University. Beverly and Dwight married in September 1955 and both graduated in 1956. Their first jobs took them to Portland, Oregon where Beverly taught school for one year in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The focus then moved on to becoming an active mother and expert on moving. For 15 years she was responsible for organizing and moving their family many times as her husband was pursuing his career with Westin Hotels. In 1971 the family settled and remained in Bellevue. Beverly excelled at motherhood and parenting and was always active in the schooling of her children and the school system itself. Always finding time for her community, she was active for many years in the Overlake Service League and the Friendship Circle among other organizations. She enjoyed life to the fullest and exuded joy and happiness in everyday living. A big part of her life was entertaining family and friends. Much of this took place in the summer at the Cabin on the shore of Lake Cavanaugh 90 minutes North of Bellevue. She was also active in the La Paloma community in Tucson during the winter enjoying golf, bridge and other activities with family and friends. She also enjoyed travel with her husband visiting places both near and far. Her grace, smile and easy way will be missed by her family and friends. An informal celebration of her life will take place at Overlake Country Club, 8000 NE 16th Street, Medina, on March 5 beginning at 3 pm with a reception to follow. The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 801 Broadway, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98122.



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



Brian Christopher Commins

Brian Christopher Commins, 19, of Lynnwood, WA died suddenly February 11 2011. Brian was born August 27, 1991 in Seattle, WA. Brian was an avid skate boarder, snow boarder, loved son, and brother. He was a graduate of Scribber Lake High School., He is survived by his parents, Mervyn and Cynthia; and brothers, Wilcil, Sean, and Patrick; as well as many cousins; aunts; uncles; and two loving Grandma's., He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Peter Commins and Paul Boyle., A public viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., February 18, 2011 at Floral Hills Cemetery 409 Filbert Rd., Lynnwood, WA. Memorial Services will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., February 19, 2011 at Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave. N., Seattle, WA.



Bruce Ramsey

It's been a year since we have seen your loving smile, heard your voice and received a hug. The kids and I miss you every moment of every day. There is not a minute that goes by we don't think of you. We have felt your present in our lives every day. Until we meet again. Love you with all our hearts.




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Carol Jean Marquez

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaSELAH - Carol Jean Marquez was born in Toppenish, Washington on February 1st, 1956. She lived in Selah, Washington for the past 16 years. Carol worked for ResCare for five years and has worked in th 



Caswell, Karla Ann Vina (Martin)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:00 AM 

Karla Ann Vina Martin Caswell passed February 9, 2011 following a short illness. Karla was born to C.M. 'Pat' Martin and Violet Stone Martin .....



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



Clarence Howard Hartman

Clarence Howard HARTMAN Howard Hartman was born January 30, 1922 in Ellensburg, WA and died February 13, 2011 in Lynden, WA. Howard proudly served in the U. S. Army in WWII. He married Doris Dufour and they lived in Seattle for many years where they raised their family. Howard loved baseball and for over 30 years enjoyed umpiring games from Little League to Semi-Pro. In 1972 the couple moved to Friday Harbor, WA where they lived for 33 years. They were very involved in the community and were proud members of the American Legion. Howard was honored for his involvement in baseball in Friday Harbor by having the baseball field named after him. Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Doris Dufour Hartman and his sister, Dorothy Micheletto. He is survived by his sister, Jo Cross; sons, Mark Hartman, Wayne (Joline) Hartman; daughter, Mary Kay Scott; grandchildren, Maleka (Orion) Morrison, Allison Hartman, Kyle (Amanda) Hartman, Andrew (Rachael) Hartman, Travis Hartman, Julia Hartman and Lesley (Timothy) Kalso; and great-grandchildren, Sarah Bray, Brady and Sean Morrison, Nicole Hartman, and Arianna Bilby. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 19, 2011 at St. Francis Cemetery at Friday Harbor, WA. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc, Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Howard, please sign the online guest register at



Clifena R. Yellowfox

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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.



Coralie June Hamilton

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Curtis Dean "Curt" Ballhorn

Curtis Dean Ballhorn of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 13, 2011. He was born in Portland, OR and graduated from Evergreen High School in 1987., A brick mason by trade, Curt always built things to last., "He was a generous man who would help out anyone who asked." Curt was an avid salmon fisherman and enjoyed spending his time with his sons, family and friends. His favorite spot to fish was Frenchman's Bar. Curt was known for his many collections of antiques, watches, fishing poles, reels, but mostly his buckets full of old keys., Curt is survived by his four sons, Zachary, Hayden, Logan, Casey and; step-son, Clint; mother, Rosemarie Luokkala; step-father, Dale Luokkala; brothers, Norm and Scott Ballhorn; sister, Kolina Aigner; step-brother, Jeff Luokkala; and step-sister, Monica Luokkala., A memorial service will be held at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground, WA on Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Please sign Curt's guest book at:



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 




Mary E. McGuire, 85 a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on February 16, 2011 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.



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. [...] 




Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ruth C. Bode of Moscow died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Pullman. She was 97. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 




Dennis J. "Denny" Davis, 72, a resident of Mount Vernon and longtime accountant, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley., Denny was born in Grant, Nebraska on November 2, 1938 to Kenneth and Merlee (Higday) Davis, joining his only brother, Edwin Davis., Denny lived in Silver Creek, Nebraska near his many aunts, uncles and cousins. In 1945, the Davis family moved to Punkin Center. Denny attended grade school in Hamilton and Lyman where he met many of his lifelong friends., In 1951 the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where Denny attended Central Grade School. It was here that he met his lifelong love, Lou Ann. This relationship remained steadfast for the next 61 years., In 1952 Denny attended Sedro-Woolley High School and participated in football, basketball and track. He graduated with the fabulous class of 1956., Denny and Lou Ann Lemley married in 1959. He graduated from the, in 1960., Denny served as a 2nd Lieutenant in Ludwigsburg, Germany in 1961 and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1962. Upon completion of his military duty in December 1962, he was hired as an accountant by the University of Washington and received his Certification of Public Accounting in 1964. Denny loved his work and enjoyed his long career as a C.P.A in Oak Harbor and Mount Vernon., Honesty, Integrity and Confidentiality are words that described his character. Denny was a supportive father and grandfather who enjoyed attending their many activities. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing handball with his friends and loved all of his hunting dogs., Denny is survived by his wife, Lou Ann; son, Brad Davis (Shari); daughter, Corrin Richter (Todd); brothers-in-law, Robert Lemley (Judy), Richard Lemley (JoAnna); sisters-in-law, Claudean Davis Talbert and Shirley Lemley. He is also survived by 3 grandsons, Zach and Ben Richter of Snohomish and Bo Davis of Deming along with many nieces and nephews., Thank you to the entire staff at North Puget Oncology. No words can describe our appreciation to Dr. Shetabi for his continuing compassion and care of Denny., In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the North Puget Cancer Care Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 or your favorite charity., Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Linda Haddon, Celebrant, followed by a fellowship at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center., Share memories of Denny and sign the online guest register at



Death Notice - Claude Williams

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

Nov. 15, 1924 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Death Notice - Douglas Treib

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 15, 1952 - Feb. 15, 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 - Keith Riggin

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

June 22, 1951 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Death Notice - Mildred Palmer

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 7, 1922 - Feb. 17, 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 



Don "Frosty" Frostad

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

Don Frostad, 68, died peacefully on February 4, 2011, from pneumonia at the end of a lengthy hospital stay. He was born and raised in Wenatchee, WA, moving his family to the Bellevue area in 1972. Don passed away in the perfect circle of love felt by his adored daughters, Amy, Kirsten, Alix and Jody; and his wife, Jeanne, the love of his life, partner and best friend for over 47 years.



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 G. Hutchinson

Donald Gerald Hutchinson, born June 13, 1944, passed away in his Marysville home on Saturday, February 5, 2011. 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.



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. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 18th at the Sumner Methodist Church at 901 Wood Avenue in Sumner, WA at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.



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. 



Doris Dyson

Doris DYSON April 5 1929 ~ February 12 2011 Doris Dyson was the life of every party. To her, life WAS a party from the day it started on April 5th, 1929. Famous for her song and dance, from breakdancing to line dancing, she was forever young at heart. Doris graduated from The University of Washington Business School at a time when the field was still dominated by men, being one of just three women in her graduating class. She went on to a long and successful career as an independent Certified Public Accountant and businesswoman, even doing accounting work for the 1962 World's Fair! President of the Seattle chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), Doris was popular and easily made friends with people from all walks of life. She was a lifelong supporter of Husky Football, The Seattle Mariners, and The Super Sonics....and a fair weather Seahawks fan. Doris enjoyed traveling around the country and the world meeting new people and seeing new places. She is survived by her two loving sons and daughter-in-law, her two beautiful granddaughters, and Edward. Doris supported her children and grandchildren in every endeavor from music to business, from sports to graffiti, and she will continue to be an inspiration to all of us. We will always remember the parties, dinners, musicals, and super bowls. A memorial party for Doris will be held on Sunday the 20th of February. Please contact Art Primo: (206)365-4083 for details. At the memorial will be a special presentation of Doris singing her renowned Pancho Villa song as well as food, music, dancing, and a slide show. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shoreline YMCA.



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 Louise Sill

Dorothy was born in Enumclaw, WA in 1930 and passed away on February 14, 2011 with her family by her side. She was a lifetime resident of Marysville, WA., She leaves behind son, Greg Lundgren; daughters, Debra Jacobson (Randy), Cheryl McClellan (Mark); grandsons, Zach Johnson, Jeremy and Kyle Schei; one great-grandson, Ethan., At her request there will be no services., Donations may be made to Marysville Fire Department, who have helped her throughout the years.



Dorothy Lu Hull Oliver

Dorothy was born to Herman Chester Hull and Marie Antoinette Josephine Kersch in Julesburg, Colorado. When they divorced she was raised and adopted on her 9th birthday by her paternal aunt, Carrie Grace Hull. She graduated from Campion Academy and went on to college at Keene Texas. She later transferred to Walla Walla College. It was there she met John Paul Oliver. On June 13, 1949 they got married in Portland, Oregon and made their home in Colorado. They had two children, Mary Sue and Leonard Eugene. After their divorce Dorothy moved to California in 1960 and raised her children as a single parent., Dorothy held many jobs during her life; teacher, bus driver, caregiver, hearing aid sales, telephone operator, chicken vaccinator, but teaching was her favorite! She especially loved teaching 7th grade children. She dreamed of traveling across the United States and visiting all the historic sites she had taught about, of sailing the seas on a tall ship, and seeing the world. She loved any color as long as it was blue. She only liked two kinds of pie - hot or cold. Life was exciting and she lived it as fully as she could. It didn't take much to get her to go along on any adventure! It was hard when her health forced her to retire and settle down, but she was loved by all the friends she made as she went along. Dorothy loved spending time with all her family and enjoyed being a "nother mother to her children's friends and a foster grandma to many boys and girls., Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Marie; step mother, Sarah; adoptive mother, Carrie; husband, John; and sister, Ferne., She is survived by her children, Mary (Jim) McGauhey, Leonard (Estrella) Oliver; grandchildren, Carrie (Rich) Barnett, Jill Oliver, Benjamin McGauhey; brothers, Herman (Carol) Hull, Thomas (Michelle) Hull; sisters, Patricia (Chuck) Carson, Sarabelle Young, Cheryl McNutt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday afternoon February 19th. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Marysville Seventh-day Adventist Church 12021 51st Street NE, Marysville, WA. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Foster Parents Association of Washington State at, in her name.



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 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 




Elene M. Galbreath, age 84, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at a local care facility. She was born on July 6, 1926 in Langlois, Oregon, the daughter of Roy and Vivian (McMillan) Haft., Elene was raised in Port Orford, Oregon before moving at the age of 17 to Burlington, WA., On September 8, 1943 she married Delbert Webster Galbreath in Curry County Oregon. Del and Elene moved to West Mount Vernon where they raised their family., Elene was a homemaker which gave her the opportunity to take care of her family. After her youngest child Patsy was born she was stricken with Polio., She enjoyed her sewing club and working in their garden with her husband Del. Together they raised a beautiful Dahlia garden. Elene also worked for 15 years at the Potatoes Unlimited Warehouse., Elene loved her family and most of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren., She is survived by three daughters, Connie Anderson and her husband Ken, Mary McMoran and her husband Don and Patsy Galbreath all of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Karen Agen and her husband Dan of Mount Vernon, Sally Johnson and her husband Gordon of Clearlake and Don McMoran and his wife Ami of Burlington; and six great-grandchildren., Elene was preceded in death by her husband Del and grandchild, Darold McMoran., Memorials may be given the McLean Road Fire Department, 15452 Beavermarsh Road, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273., A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011, 2:30pm at Kern Funeral Home with Reverend Dale Lankford officiating. A reception will follow in Kern's social room., Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.




Esther A. Hammond, age 97, a resident of Burlington died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Life Care of Skagit Valley., She was born July 13, 1913, on Lopez Island, a daughter of Charles Lee and Dorothy Burt Lee., She was baptized at the Center Congregational Church on Lopez Island, and attended the Center Scho, ol there., Her marriage to Harrold Hammond took place September 19, 1933, on Lopez Island., In 1946 she moved to Burlington., Her hobbies included making stuffed animals for hospitalized children, and crocheting for the Untied General Hospital Gift Nook., Surviving are one daughter, Lola Hartley of New Mexico; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Carlyn Hammond of Birdsview; grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; three sisters, Betty Goodrow, Marie Crowley, and Grace Smith., Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Burlington Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington., Remembrances are suggested to North Puget Oncology-Cancer Care Centers, 1971 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.




Esther worked for the Army for four years before becoming a secretary for the Department of Energy where she returned March 1979., She is preceded in death by her father, mother, sisters and her husband of 73 years, Mike; survived by her four daughters: Dorothy (Frank, deceased) Hout, Jannette (Don) Precechtel, Marion (Bill) Henry, and Charlene (Mike) Helle; seven grandchildren, fourteen greatgrandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by three nephews., Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home., The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Kadlec Medical Center and Richland Rehabilitation Center for the excellent and loving care that they gave our Mom., In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to you favorite charity., Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep., I am a thousand winds that blow., I am the diamond glints on snow., I am the sunlight on ripened grain., I am the gentle autumn rain., When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight., I am the soft stars that shine at night., Do not stand at my grave and cry;




Evan will always be remembered as a wonderful, loving, compassionate, caring, selfless individual. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He had a warm heart, bright smile, and kind words for anyone he met. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his family and sharing with the people around him. He loved gardening, children, and animals. Giving himself for others was a major part of his life. He never missed an opportunity to give. His positive attitude and zeal for life were contagious. He would always find the good in people and refused to focus on the negative. To be around him made you feel like you were the most important person on earth. He would put aside anything he was doing to make you the center of his attention. Fresh fruits and vegetables, candy and treats, money, time or affection...everything he had, he shared. Evan Purser was a humble man who demonstrated how to live and treat others by his example., He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Hyde Park, UT, to Arthur and Veda Purser. Evan was raised at Ringgold Ranch where his family had a large dairy farm, raising hay, fruit, and vegetables. He attended Connell High School, BYU and graduated from WSU with a degree in Agronomy where he also worked as a professor. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied for his Masters Degree in New Zealand. Evan also served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. He married the love of his life, Treva on Jan. 4th, 1959. The first year of their marriage they lived in New Zealand where their first child, Phil was born. Evan returned to the Columbia Basin area, living in Connell, Mesa, and then Kennewick for the remainder of his years. He spent his lifetime working in agriculture which was his passion. He was a very gifted and talented gardener, landscaper and scholar. Evan and Treva were happily married for 52 years.



Edith Van Winkle

Edith Van Winkle, age 92, died on February 12, 2011. She was born November 14, 1918 in Concord, MA.. She is survived by her four children, Valerie Richardson, Beth Israel, Celetha Reyos, and Bruce Berry; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Edith worked for many years for the State of Colorado, holding administrative positions at CU Denver, the Colorado School of Mines and Auraria.. Following retirement she volunteered for several years at the Arvada Arts Center. A wicked bridge player, she enjoyed reading the paper and discussing current events up until her passing. Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel



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 Dwight Fiegenbaum

Edward Dwight FIEGENBAUM Edward Dwight Fiegenbaum passed away 15 February 2011. He was born July 27, 1919. He is survived by son Tim; sister Lois and grandchildren Christopher and Lisa. Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 19, 2:00 p.m. at WASHELLI, 18224 103rd Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011.



Edward G. Grindrod

Edward G GRINDROD Edward G Grindrod, 82, passed away on February 8. Rememberances of Ed will be held on Saturday, February 19, 1:00 pm at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave., Lacey, WA. For additional information: http://www.face ing-Edward-G-Grindrod/ 188219651210936?sk=wall



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.



Elizabeth Ann Gillespie

GILLESPIE, Elizabeth Ann, Passed away on February 14, 2011 after a brief illness. Beth was born and raised in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga Prep and Washington State University. She most recently worked as the Communications Manager for the Spokane County Library District. Preceded in death by her father, Jack, Beth is survived by her mother Marjorie; brother Dan; sister Mary Kelly, brother-in-law Dennis Kelly and nephews Sean and Connor Kelly. Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Friday, February 18 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. There will be a Vigil at 7pm, Thursday, February 17 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, people are encouraged to make donations to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, 99202. SPOKANE CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE.



Elodie Ada Ehlert

EHLERT, Elodie Ada, 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 Ehlert of Las Vegas, NV, Keith Ehlert 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, Elizabeth and Larry Christensen of Idaho Falls ID; two sisters Jill Wonnacott and Mabel Wilde; thirty-two grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Elodie was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and six half sisters. She was an LPN and worked at Valley General Hospital until her retirement in the 1980s, 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.



Emma Margaret Faunce

Emma Margaret FAUNCE In loving memory of Emma Margaret Faunce, who passed away in her family home in Seattle on February 12th, at the age of 96. Born in Markinch, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 21, 1914 she moved with her family to Seattle at the age of 9. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James C. Faunce, her parents John and Magdalena Schiller; sisters Helen Albrecht, Sue Altmayer, Ann Hopkins and Elizabeth Pilo. She will be greatly missed by her children Janet Bradley (Brad) and Carol Dodson, her brother John Schiller (Billie), her grandchildren John Bradley (Wendy), Sean Bradley (Sarah), Gaines "Jim" Dodson (Judi), Beth Fountain (Gary); great grandchildren John Cole, Steven, Sarah, Evan, Benjamin, and Jimmy, and many nieces and nephews. She attended Colman Grade School and Franklin High School. She married her sweetheart of five years, Jim Faunce, on Thanksgiving Day in 1938. They lived in the Lake Union area where Emma worked at Thompson's Candy House. In 1940 they bought the house in the Rainier Valley where Emma was raised. Their daughters, Janet and Carol, were born here. In the late 50's they purchased property in the Seward Park area. Mom went to work at Carnation Ice Cream for 10 years in order to build their dream home. She loved her family, her home, oil and watercolor painting, her garden and feeding the birds on her sundeck. We will remember her love, her laugh, her strength, her wisdom, her generosity, Yahtze games, family birthdays, Christmas, Dove bars and Grandma sandwiches. Services Saturday, February 19th at 1:00 p.m., Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Avenue South. Entombment at Acacia Memorial Park. Please sign our guest book at



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 Strode

Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:01 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 22, 1919 - Feb. 15, 2011 



Frank Kent

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 13, 1926 - Feb.10, 2011



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 




George Aloys Schlosser, age 84, passed away on February 10, 2011 at his home in Anacortes, Washington. He was born on February 6, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to Aloys Joseph Schlosser and Beatrice Rose Kubal., He attended high school at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, and later served in the US Army from 1946 to 1948, and was stationed near Tacoma at Fort Lewis, Washington. When George was demobilized, he returned to Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering., He went to work at Bell Laboratories in Buffalo, NY, and while in Buffalo, George met and married Rose Montagino. Together they had four children: Mark, Paula, Matt, and Andrea., In 1962, while working for Sylvania, he was transferred to Seattle, and the family relocated to Bellevue, Washington. Shortly thereafter, George started a long and productive career in the Aerospace Engineering Division of The Boeing Company, where he was very proud of his achievements on a number of important projects., George was a long time member of IEEE, and taught evening classes in his areas of professional specialty. George was an avid collector of rare books on many topics, but especially Asian culture and arts. He also had many other interesting collections, and was happiest when searching for new items to add to these collections., George was a master wood turner, working mostly in miniatures with a wide variety of exotic woods., He enjoyed photography, and collected cameras and photographic equipment. George loved to travel exploring the natural wonders of the Northwest, and passed that love on to his children. He had an affinity for teaching handmade arts, such as snowflakes and paper constructions., George loved all varieties of exotic foods, especially Asian and Mexican, and would often look for hard-to-find ingredients throughout his travels in the Northwest., In 1978, George married Virginia Anderson and subsequently moved to Anacortes, Washington, where they lived with their cherished terriers. He continued to work at Boeing until his retirement shortly after reaching his 30th year with the company., George was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his son Mark, and his cherished terrier, Heather., His sisters Mildred and Margaret, his first wife Rose, his children Paula, Matt, and Andrea, and seven grandchildren survive him., The family is grateful to his friends in Anacortes, particularly those of the Samish Indian Nation, and to Virginia's dear acquaintances that have been profoundly supportive during her illness and after her passing., In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to send a charitable contribution to Summit Assistance for Dogs, P.O. Box 699, Anacortes WA 98221., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of George, please sign the online guest register at



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,



Gerald M. Foster

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Gilbert Green

Gilbert GREEN Gilbert Green was born in Portland OR on February 14, 1919 to Frank and Elizabeth Green and went home to be with his Lord on February 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie, on December 10, 2010. Gil grew up with his five siblings on Queen Anne hill and graduated from Queen Anne High School. He learned the value of hard work early on, spending his summers in Alaska working with his father and brothers in the fish canneries. Following High School, Gil went to Edison Vocational Training School where he was trained and certified as an electrician. After a period at Todd Shipyard, Gil was able to secure an apprenticeship at Seattle City Light. Gil enjoyed working in the Range Service Department, being in the truck, visiting people's homes, repairing their electrical appliances and spreading cheers and smiles. Much later, Gil worked in dispatching until he retired. Not one to "sit on the fat of the land" as he use to say, Gil continued to work after his retirement as a maintenance person for Seattle Mental Health and Temple De Hirsch until he retired for the last time. Retired but not stopped, Gil continued to enjoy his life-long job of helping others with their home maintenance and repair projects. He referred to these as Low Bid Jobs. It was during one of his early L.B.Js. that he met Winnie Kemp. They married in 1959 joining forces and families. Traveling with Winnie, Gil visited Europe, China, Israel, Egypt, and India. When Gil did slow down a bit he was happy to finally get his stamp collections in order, E Mail his pen pals, and spread Cheers and Smiles. Gilbert is survived by his brother Joseph, his brother Jack (Jane) daughter Barbara De Chene (Skip), son Steven (Cyndi) step-daughter Laura Smith (Josh), and step-son Richard Kemp, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on February 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Acacia Memorial Park, Bothell WA . In honor of Gil please make a donation to your local food bank.



Gilmour A. Rietz

RIETZ, 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.



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.



Gregory LeRoy LOOMIS

Gregory LeRoy LOOMIS 8-28-1927 ~ 2-10-2011 Loving husband to Lillian (Chris) and 'Daddy' is now waiting for us in Heaven. Services at Bonney-Watson (SeaTac) at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 2/19. Full obituary and on-line guest book at: WWW.BONNEY-WATSON.COM



H. Alvin Stauffer

H. Alvin Stauffer, age 82 of Lynden, went peacefully home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Born Harvey Alvin Stauffer on September 23, 1928, he was the son of Ira and Mabel (Ericson) Stauffer. He grew up in Lynden and attended Lynden High School where he met the love of his life, Judy Breen. They were married in 1949 and last year celebrated 61 years of marriage. Alvin and Judy raised their family in Whatcom County where he operated a dairy and chicken farm and worked a second job as a milk hauler. Alvin later worked for Western Farmers selling fertilizer and dispatching the corn planters. This led to a third career in sales for Oltman Insurance in Bellingham where he became the owner and also served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents Association. Alvin was also active in many community organizations having served on the Board of Sunrise Baptist Church and Lynden School Board, along with Toastmasters, Gideons, PTA, DHIA Dairy Federation and particularly Lions International. He was a member of the Bellingham Lions Club and helped form the Lions Club in Lynden where he served as President and Zone Chairman. He also volunteered with Camp Horizon and his love of music led him to singing with King's Men of Song of Lynden for many years. Alvin is survived at home by his wife Judy, children Guy (Marsha) Stauffer in Oregon, Ann (Vance) Medina of Bellingham and Don (Paulina) Stauffer of Lynden; 16 grandchildren along with 30 great-grandchildren with 2 due in 2011. He is also survived by sister Marjorie (Claude) Loveall of Colville, WA and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Alvin was preceded in death by sons Karl and Craig and his sister Virginia. Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 17, at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Memorial funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2:00 p.m. in Sunrise Baptist Church, 2480 W. Badger Road. Private burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials in Alvin's name may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E Chestnut, Suite 1C, Bellingham, WA 98225; Gideons International, Whatcom Camp, PO Box 882, Lynden, WA 98264 or to Sunrise Baptist Church, 2480 W Badger Rd., Custer, WA 98240. You are invited to share your memories of Alvin by signing the online guest book at




Harvey Goehring lost his battle with cancer; he put up a good fight and went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on February 12th, 2011., Harvey was born in Lowry, South Dakota on May 29, 1933, to Theodore and Caroline Goehring. The family moved to Moses Lake, Washington in 1942. Harvey, or Bo, as know to many, joined the navy in 1952., Attending school in Jacksonville, Florida, he met and married the love of his life, Bernadine (Bernie). After being stationed all over the country and having five children, they settled in Oak Harbor, Washington., Harvey retired from the navy in 1974 as AKC Chief Petty Officer and then went on to retire from Grumman Aerospace., Harvey was a volunteer, , a member of the San Juanderers RV club and volunteered at the pharmacy on NAS Whidbey Island., He loved to hunt, fish, RV, play pinochle and spend time with his cute loving poodle, Heidi. Harvey was an active member of the Lutheran Church for many years., Harvey was very loving and giving. He was loved by the people who knew him. He will be missed very much., Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Kelli Behrend, and his sister Lila Hear., He is survived by his wife Bernadine and four children, Steve Goehring of Tacoma, WA, Mary Langstaff and husband Tim of Mulvane, KS, Ted Goehring of Oak Harbor, WA and David Goehring and wife Robyn of Nappanee, IN, seven grandchildren, and one great granddaughter, two sisters Jenny Lee Angelini and Sharon Goehring, many nieces and nephews and two aunts, ninety plus ears of age living in South Dakota., A Memorial Service will be held at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM., Family and friends may sign an online registry and leave memories at



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 ..... 



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 Hills

Of Lacey, Washington passed away peacefully on February 11, 2011. She is survived by Georgine (Ron) Woolcock, Merlene Summers, Edward Hills, and Michael Hills, six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild., A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 10:30 am, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, located at 503 North Walnut Road, Spokane. MILLS & MILLS FUNERAL HOME & MEMORIAL PARK .



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.



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 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.




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He was a member of the Local 598 Pipefitters, Chinook Cycling Club and a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 28 years., Jerry enjoyed cycling with his friends; meeting numerous cycling & AA buddies at Starbucks. He was an avid Nascar fan. He completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, along with 13 Canadian Ironman competitions. He loved mentoring others during the triathlons., He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Margaret; brother Frank Fann of OR; brother-in-law Wally Gideon of OR; sister-in-law Ardyth Hansen and nephew & wife Jeffery & Danielle Hansen of NV; daughter Dorrie Burgess of NV; son Royal Dierk Jenefsky of FL; stepdaughter Brenda (Mike) Cullum of Kennewick; stepson Glenn Scott Sherman of Kennewick; stepdaughter, Kristin Faught of Kennewick; sonin-law Steve Faught of West Richland; stepson Robert Lack of Kennewick; son-in-law Mark Owen of Kennewick; nephew Doug (Teresa) Gideon, nieces Sherri Fann and Pam Robbins all of OR, and nephew Karl Fann of HI and many grandchildren; Austin, Jennifer, Jonathan, Brandi, Jayme, Rachelle, Tyler, Brian, Michael and Eric; and multiple great-grandchildren., He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Norman and his wife Doris, sister Mary Gideon.




Joe is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lorri McCall Vance; son Travis and his wife Diane Vance; daughter Jamie Vance and her boyfriend Stuart McKenzie; grandchildren Isaiah and Michael Vance. In-laws Barbara and Delbert McCall; sisters-in-law Brenda Ingalls and Teresa Tinker; brothers-in-law Dennis Tinker and Delbert McCall Jr.; nieces Nicole Tinker and Kristin Ingalls; nephew Josh Ingalls; and many friends and extended family members. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Lois Vance., Joe graduated from Grandview High School in 1977. After graduation Joe married the love of his life, Lorri Vance, in March 1979. They lived in the Grandview area before relocating to Benton City with their children in the mid 80s. Joe enjoyed watching his children grow and was always seen at their sporting events cheering them on., Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding snowmobiles until he traded them in for motorcycles. Riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles became his true passion. Joe was the director of the local Tri-City area HOG chapter for the past seven years. Joe touched the people he met. You would always find a smile on his face a mile long and he would never hesitate to lend a helping hand. Joe was a great man and will be deeply missed by many, especially his family and the family of motorcycle riders that he led during the spring and summer rides all over the Northwest. Everybody that knew Joe Bear knows that he is leading the last ride to heaven, welcoming all his fallen brothers and sisters., Joe was the Orchard Manager for Broetje Orchards in the Benton City and Prosser areas for the last 26 years. He enjoyed working outdoors in the apple and cherry orchards and took pride in growing and harvesting quality fruit for everybody across the United States to enjoy.



Jack Dempsey BUZZARD

Jack Dempsey BUZZARD Born February 5, 1933 in Cebu City, Philippines to Ulysses Grant Buzzard and Enrica Otom. Jack married the love of his life, Marcela Alaura, on August 16, 1951, spending 60 full, family-filled years together. Courageous, determined and a hard-worker, Jack provided for his family through work first in the Philippines, then Alaska and then with Northwest Airlines based in Seattle, where he rose from dishwasher to executive chef holding international duties for several years before he retired after 40 years with the company. Jack's ongoing involvement in community and cultural affairs included his position as Vice-President of the Filipino Community of Seattle, and establishment of the sister city relationship between Cebu City and Seattle. The respect and love that Jack enjoyed within his family and the esteem with which he was regarded professionally and within the community are well-deserved. He spent a large part of his life helping others to improve their lives and opportunities. Jack is survived by Marcela, his children Myra (and Alan) Donaldson, Laurence Buzzard and Irene (and Henry) Alazas, his 4 grandchildren and great grandchild, sisters Edith Dial and Ethel Santos, and numerous other family, friends and associates who will always miss, love and fondly remember him.A celebration of Jack's life will begin with a viewing on Thursday, February 17th, 1-5pm and Rosary on Friday February 18th at 7:00 p.m., both at Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac. Funeral mass will be Saturday February 19, 12:30, at St. James Cathedral, 804 - 9th Ave, Seattle, reception following.



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 "Jim" A. Thompson

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryJames "Jim" A. Thompson, 65, of Goldendale, WA and former longtime Sunnyside resident and businessman passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at the University of Washington M



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.



Janet Morgan-Miesbach

Janet MORGAN / MIESBACH Janet Morgan/Miesbach, passed away February 13th 2011 at her home in Shoreline, Wash, with her daughters beside her. A loving mother with lots of laughs will be greatly missed by her survivors. Daughters Delona and fiancé Jeff Rossow, Jodi and husband Jeff Brower; grandchildren, Mark and wife Vanessa Brower, Josh Brower, great-grandchildren, Tristen and Macey Brower. Chapel Services will be held at Acacia Funeral Home in Seattle at 11:00 a.m., Sat., February 19th 2011. Donations may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle, Children Grief Support.



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.



Javonna Lynn (Dixon) Hamilton

Born March 22, 1963 to Ed and Hywannah Dixon, Javonna passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2011., Javonna was a beloved wife, daughter, sister to Lachelle, mother, aunt and grandma., She grew up in Riverside, WA and was a graduate of Omak High School in 1982. She moved to Everett, met her love, Dan Hamilton, and was married for 17½ years. Together, they raised daughters Jennifer, Lynn and Destiny Nicole in Lake Stevens, WA.



Jaye H. Evans

Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 16, 1935 – Feb. 12, 2011



Jeanne Moramarco

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

Dec. 10, 1922 - Feb. 7, 2011 



Jennie J. Draper

Jennie Jettalene Draper of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully February 3, 2011. She was 90. Jennie was born in Thackeray, IL, May 15, 1920 to Tida and Raleigh Nation., She began work in Washington DC for the Department of Navy in 1942. There she met her future husband Marine Cpl. David E. Sherrill. They were married in Washington DC in 1943. Jennie "served" proudly as the wife of a Marine during World War II and Korea, managing numerous Marine Corp transfers throughout the years all the while raising three boys., After David retired from the Marine Corp in 1962, they finally settled in San Diego, CA. In the early 1970's, Jennie moved to Portland, OR, where she worked for Kaiser Permanente. She later moved to Redwood City, CA in 1980, retiring from Kaiser in 1987. In 1995, Jennie returned to the northwest, settling in Vancouver, WA, where she lived the past fifteen years; the last two years in the care of the very competent and loving staff of the Cascade Inn., Jennie is survived by her three sons, Daniel E. (Rose) of Kristianstad, Sweden, Dennis P. (Carolina) of Green Valley, AZ, and David D. (Eileen) of Vancouver, WA; six grandchildren, Heidi Sherrill, Andrea Sherrill Ghanadian, Benjamin Sherrill, Heather Sherrill Arias, Alex Sherrill, Natalie Sherrill; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Dane Nation (Marilyn); and nephews, Mike Nation, Mark Nation, and JR Nation., She was very proud of her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, and her nephews and loved them all. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Victor Nation and John Nation; and sister, Majorie Parker., Jennie was interred adjacent to her parents at the Nation family plot in McLeansboro, IL. At her request, no services will be held., Please sign Jennie's guest book at:



Jennifer Ward

Jennifer (Jones) Ward, 40, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 9, 2011. She was born in Portland, OR to Celia Ward., Jennifer was a talented Balloon Artist and a Children's Birthday Clown. She loved outdoor activities., Jennifer was a beloved mother and friend to ALL. Peace, Love & Foodstamps!! Jennifer is survived by her children, Timothy Ward, Tiffany Neal, Edgar Neal, and Brittany Robinette; her mother, Celia "Cece" Ward; and her brother, Thayer "Ty" Ward., Special thanks to Grandma Lois, Aunt Kathy, Pastor Landis Epp and Uncle Ty., A memorial service will be held on Fri., Feb. 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial donations may be sent to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)., Please sign Jennifer's guest book at:



John W. Bossio

BOSSIO, John W., Long time Nine Mile Falls resident, passed away on February 14th, 2011 of a heart attack at his residence at 59 years of age. He was a conductor for BNSF for 30+ years and retired in 2006. John enjoyed working on his many friend's hydroplane motors and his own many car and truck projects. Fishing, rum and racing were his passions. He will be sorely missed by his railroad, racing and fishing buddies, and most of all by his family. He was preceded in death by his Father, John Angelo Bossio in March of 1999. He is survived by his Mother, Helena Bossio and his Wife, Denise Bossio. He is survived by his children Jerad Angelo Bossio and daughter Krista Marie Bossio. Brother, David Bossio and Sister, Putt Hicks. Daughter-in-law, Darla Enquist. Grandchildren, Nick, Geovanni and Olivia. We would like to personally thank Rich and Patty Beal and all of his friends for their help during this time. A potluck for family and friends will be held at Chuck Hillyard's house at 2 P.M. on Saturday, February 19th. at 12514 West Charles Rd., Please call 206-321-8752 for any location/questions (Kristas' cell).



Joni Anders (Mason) Monroe

Joni A. Monroe, 53, of Snohomish, WA, was received into the loving arms of Jesus Christ on February 14, 2011 following a well-fought battle with breast cancer., Joni was born on July 13, 1957 in Columbus, OH. She lived in Piketon, OH until she met and married the love of her life, John Monroe. John and Joni were married on January 1, 1989 in Naples, FL. Soon after; they started their family and joyfully welcomed their three daughters into the world, Chelsea, Michelle, and Taylor. Joni's family remained her number one priority throughout life, Joni was actively involved in her children's lives through school and extra curricular activities., Joni's greatest joy came from surrounding herself with kids. Joni worked as an Education Assistant at Totem Falls Elementary, an Early Childhood Director at Gold Creek Community Church, and a teachers aid at Kids at the Creek preschool. All who knew her received Joni's gift of patience and compassion., In Joni's spare time, she enjoyed volunteering at the church, walking her beloved four-legged companions, and maintaining an active lifestyle. Joni had a strong faith in God and was at peace with the plan he had for her., Joni is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Chelsea 22, Michelle 19, and Taylor 16; her sister, Chris; and brothers, Marc and Bill (Kathy) Mason. Joni also leaves behind three nephews, Bobby, Tommy, and Timmy., Joni was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Mason; and her grandmother, Belvia Offenbaker., The family would like to thank our church, friends, and hospice workers for providing unconditional support during this time., A memorial service for Joni will be held at Gold Creek Community Church, in Mill Creek, WA, on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. A reception will be held immediately after., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Susan G, Komen Foundation at, or Walk for the Cure at



Joseph LaVelle German

Joseph LaVelle GERMAN Age 85, of Carnation, died on February 1, 2011. Mr. German was born in Bellingham, WA on January 25th, 1926 to William and Ruth German. He grew up in Bellingham, graduating from Bellingham HS in 1943 and joining the Navy the following January. He served in the Pacific Theater of WWII as a radioman. After discharge he attended Western Washington University and Washington State University, obtaining a BS in Pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist in Concrete, WA from 1953-1956. In 1956 he purchased the pharmacy in Carnation which he operated until his retirement in 1991. He was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post 199 in Carnation. He was a member and Past Master of the Falls City Lodge No. 66 of the Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. German was predeceased by his wife, Mary Louise, in 1981. Survivors include his son Joseph L. German Jr. of Philadelphia, PA; daughters Mary Lou McMeins and Paula Lucas (Paul) of Carnation, WA and Katherine German of Bellevue, WA; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No service will be held. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



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)



Juanita Caroline "Tootsie" Krusoff

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

Juanita Caroline "Tootsie" Krusoff, age 72, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was born on July 1, 1938, in Springfield, MO, to Jack and Hazel Pittsley. Juanita came to Oroville in 1942. On August 31, 1957, she married Jordan Krusoff in Wenatchee. In 1961, they started the Oroville Trading Post, where he ran the shop and she ran the hardware store and was the bookkeeper.



June Erickson

June Erickson, 88 of Everett, died February 13, 2011 in Everett. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory. 



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 



Juris George Berzin

Juris George BERZIN Juris George Berzin, loving husband of Mara Berzin, passed away February 14th, born March 26th, 1931 in Riga, Latvia. He is survived by3 sons, 1 daughter, and 6 grandchildren. Memorial service will be Saturday, Feb 19th 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Seattle Latvian Lutheran Church, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle.




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Kenneth Lawrence Brown Kenneth Brown passed peacefully at his home on Feb. 9th, 2011 and completed his last High Flight as he "slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God". Ken was born in Murphysboro, IL to Bernice and Wilferd Brown on Sept. 24th, 1939. He graduated from high school in Chateraux, France, then entered Southern Illinois University for two years before joining the



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, or the Humane Society.



Karl Thomas Merten

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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 



Kathy (Hatmaker) Hankins

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

Kathy (Hatmaker) Hankins, 63, was called home to the Lord on Friday, February 11, 2011. She was born in Leavenworth, WA on January 16, 1948. Kathy was raised in Leavenworth with three brothers, graduating high school in 1966. She attended Northwest Bible College, then Deaconess School of Nursing in Wenatchee, WA and became a Registered Nurse in 1970.



Keith K. Riggin,

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

June 22, 1951 - February 13, 2011 



Kurtz, Larry Alan

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:00 AM 

Larry Alan Kurtz, 63, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Larry was born August 7, 1947 in Cle Elum, Washington. ..... 




Leonard was an active member of the Pasco Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous positions but his favorite was the scouting program as he faithfully served 15 years. Leonard was the ultimate storyteller. He was known as a second father to many children and was the friendly neighborhood mechanic. Leonard worked as a Lab Technician Specialist at Hanford for many years and retired in 1994 from Siemens Nuclear Division., The family wishes to thank the doctors, hospice, and The Cold War Patriot Nurses who cared for him, and the many family and friends for their support and love.




Letty graduated from Touchet High School in 1973. She then attended Central Washington University from September 1973-December 1977. She graduated with her BA in Education with a major in Spanish and a minor in psychology. She was on the Varsity track team at Central. She joined the Teacher Corp Cadre of fellow professionals in August of 1978 and obtained her Educational Masters Degree from WSU in 1979. Through Teacher Corp she gained valuable teaching experience and was highly recommended to the Pasco School District for her strong bilingual and instructional skills. Letty earned her credentials in Educational Administration from WSU in 1994., She worked for the Pasco School District for over 31 years. Letty began working for the Pasco School District during 1976 as a Title 1 Migrant Aide at Pasco High School. Her first teaching experience for the PSD began at Captain Gray in the fall of 1979 as the Migrant Resource Room Teacher. Her principal was Tom Brandon. She served students in grades 3-6 in math, reading and ESL. In 1982, she moved to James McGee Elementary School to continue her work with migrant students. At McGee she was a Migrant Resource Room Teacher, head teacher, and in 1995, became a Reading Recovery teacher. It was during her time at McGee that she completed her Administrative Certification. She was then hired as an Assistant Principal at McGee working alongside Terry Atwood. She served as the Summer School Administrator at McGee for several years, as well. In 2000, she became the building facilitator as well as Assistant Principal. She continued to serve the Pasco School District in this role at Ruth Livingston Elementary, Maya Angelou Elementary, Virgie Robinson Elementary and then returned to Ruth Livingston Elementary in the fall of 2010. While at Maya Angelou Elementary Letty became the first Dual Language Facilitator for that program., Letty devoted her life to educating children. Some of the words used to describe her over the years have been: dedicated, dependable, energetic, efficient, flexible, caring, student centered, organized, passionate, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done! She enjoyed traveling with her family, going on cruises and especially trips to Disneyland and the Oregon Coast. She also enjoyed walking and bike riding. Letty was an avid Husky fan., Letty is survived at home by her husband Mark of 35 years; sons, Dennis, Andrew and Joseph all of Bellevue, Washington; her mother, Olivia Mendoza of College Place, WA; Tina & Vincent Gomez of Touchet, Salvador & Maria Mendoza of Pasco, Manuel Mendoza of Lowden, Joe & Diane Mendoza of Kennewick, Blanche & Paul Richardson of Lakeland, Georgia; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Letty was preceded in death by her father Salvador Mendoza (1977), and her brother, Tony Mendoza (1991)., We would like to thank Doctor Weeks, Doctor Haque, Doctor Cooper, Doctor Lin and nurses Laila and Hanane., Visitation will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 3-5:00 p.m. at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, and Friday, February 18, from 4-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rosary will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with burial to follow at City View Cemetery., At your choosing, flowers will be welcomed, or please make a donation to St. Patrick's Religious Education Fund, 1320 W. Henry, Pasco, WA 99301; or Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336; or Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Kennewick, WA 99336.



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 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.



Lesa Oziel

Lesa Lee OZIEL Lesa was born January 16, 1916 in Seattle, Washington to Zelda (Zimbul) and Morris Tacher. She passed away at age 95 with her family by her side. Lesa graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle in 1934. Lesa met the true love of her life, Albert, in Seattle. Her precious Al predeceased Lesa. She was also predeceased by her loving son, Marvin, brothers Jack Tacher of Seattle and Dave Tacher of Burien. Lesa is survived by daughter Donna Brownstein of Portland, son Jerry Oziel of Portland, son Jay Oziel of Bellevue, daughter-in-law Laurel Oziel, grandson Robert Sacks, grandson Mark Sacks, granddaughter Stacey Oziel, granddaughter Alyssa Oziel, great-grandson Jacob Sacks, sister Colleen (Connie) Cordova of Bellevue, brother Solomon (Mick) Tacher of Mercer Island and nephews and nieces. Lesa was a professional singer in her early life. Lesa's later life was lived devoted to her husband Al and her large family. She was very active in the community serving as the President of the Sephardic Bikur Holim Synagogue Sisterhood in Seattle, an officer in Hadassah, and an active member of the City of Hope. Lesa loved golf and spent the latter part of her life in her house next to Glendale Golf and Country Club, of which she and Al were members. Lesa was a truly unforgettable personality, filled with life and zest, and great love and devotion to her husband and family. Lesa was spunky, plucky, very outgoing, warm, loving, affectionate, expressive and had a warm hug to greet those in her life. To say she didn't mince words is an understatement. Lesa lived on her own terms. She left an indelible impression on all she met and she will be missed by the many she impacted in her life. Services will be held at 12 noon February 17th at the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery. Memorial donations in Lesa's name may be made to the Sephardic Bikur Holim Synagogue.



Leslie R. Smith

Leslie R. Smith, 72 years old, a resident of Monroe, passed away Feb. 15, 2011 in Monroe. Leslie was born June 25, 1938 in Snohomish County, to Lyle & Rachel Smith., Leslie was a happy man, loved everyone he met and everyone loved him. He was like a sunshine walking around, always positive. He loved to play cards, puzzles, making flower baskets and yard furniture. Leslie worked at Volunteers of America for over 30 years and was a longtime member of the, He is survived by Aunt Cecila Smith; numerous cousins that love him; extended family; sisters, Kate and James Cooper, Becky and Albert Britton; many nephews and nieces; two great nieces; and one great nephew., Leslie was preceded in death by his parents., Funeral Service to be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2011 at Purdy & Kerr w/Dawson Funeral Home.



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.



Letty Morrissette

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 11, 1955 - Feb. 14, 2011 



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.



Lofgren, Walter N.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:00 AM 

Walter N. Lofgren passed away on Feb. 13th, 2011 due to a massive stroke. He was born on Sept. 8, 1917 to Andrew and ..... 



Lois J. Olson

Lois J. OLSON Lois J. Olson died at home in Edmonds on 6 February 2011. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.



Lorraine Boyer

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Marge was born in Brookings, South Dakota, on August 1, 1923, to Ethel and Frank Egan and then moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at an early age. She met Jim in first grade and they were later married on June 1, 1946, in their home town of Eau Claire. After she graduated from St. Joseph's Nursing School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1946, they moved to the Tri-Cities, where they started a family and made many life-long friends. As an avid bridge player, she played with the same dear friends for more than 60 years., She will be remembered for her kind, giving heart, her great sense of humor, and her jovial spirit. She was a woman of immense faith and passion and after working as a nurse for several years, joined the Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary in 1980. During her decades of philanthropic work with the hospital, she designed a Liaison Program to help families of surgical patients better communicate with their loved one., Her greatest joy in life was her beautiful family and she is dearly missed and cherished by her three children, 10 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Pat and Dan; daughter, Renee; daughter-in-law, Mary; son-in-law, Greg; brothers, Vincent, Pat, and Mike; sisters-in-law, Mary Anne and Anne; grandchildren, Jay, Tom, Stephanie, Joe, Mike, John, David, Theresa, Crystal, and Tina; great-grandchildren, Quincy, Maeve, Danika, Ethan, Mikela, Kianna, Tommy Jr., Airiana, Timothy, Taylo, Sunny, Michael, Delainey, Kyliegh, Kellon, Jackson, Pierce, Jaxon, Campbell, Noah, and Liam; family members, Julie and Jeannie; as well as a multitude of close family friends. She was preceded by brothers, George and John, and sister, Mary Jo., Marge's final wagging finger directive was to make sure to thank all her dear friends she left behind. So I tell you all now, THANK YOU.




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Mike was born May 17, 1952, to Samuel and Freda (Ramm) Braun in Ritzville, WA. Mike was proud to be a third generation German from Russia. He attended school in Odessa, WA and graduated from Odessa High School in 1970. Mike graduated from Washington State University, Cum Laude, Range Management in 1974., He was employed as the Coordinator for the Franklin County Noxious Weed Control Board. Mike was also the Chairman of the Washington State Weed Coordinators Association. He was actively involved in his community. Mike was the current Governor of the Kennewick/ Pasco Moose Lodge #482. Mike enjoyed gardening, target shooting, traveling far and wide, attending the special events of his great nieces and nephews and attending the Odessa Deutchesfest. Mike had a great zest for life and will be missed by many friends, relatives and acquaintances., Mike is survived by his partner of 30 years, Sue Flink; stepdaughter of his heart, Zenoby Chadwick; brother, Jerry (Mary) Braun and children, Kelly Braun and Molly (Ron) Crawford; sisterin-Law, Sharon Braun and children, Bill Braun, Steven (Mandi) Braun, and Kerry Palmer; eight great nieces and nephews; many cousins; Uncle, Howard Braun and Aunt, Marie Ramm Braun.



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.



Margaret Flora Murphy

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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,



Maria Rios

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral HomeMaria Rios died February 12, 2011 in Hillcrest Nursing Home in Sunnyside, WA. She was born June 30, 1916, in Rio Grande City, Texas to Maria and Valentin Zuniga. In 1934, she married Abelino Rios. She is 



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.



Marilyn J. Maricle

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Mariya Semenko

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

Feb. 14, 1938 - Feb. 4, 2011 



Mark Bocek

Mark George BOCEK Mark George Bocek was born in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State in mechanical engineering. He served in the United States Army during World War II in southeast Asia. After leaving the Army he moved to Seattle in 1948, joined The Boeing Company and married Margaret Braun in 1951. Mark was intensely interested in all things mechanical, electrical, and structural. He designed the family's home in Burien. He enjoyed woodworking. He loved hiking and camping, taking his family twice to Alaska and countless times to Mt. Rainier and national parks throughout the western states. Mark was also a talented musician who loved the clarinet. He was a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Highline Symphony, the Emeritus Symphony, and finally the Little Band led by George McGraw. On February 14, 2011 Mark passed away peacefully at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, his sons Joseph (Karla), Thomas (Eileen) and Peter (Lori); his daughters Barbara and Susan; grandchildren Timothy, Matthew, Michael, Kevin, Kayla, Ashley, and Zoe, all of Seattle, and his sisters Rosemary and Patricia, both of Portland. Mark was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His deep faith, vast knowledge, sense of humor, and devotion to his family will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Northwest Harvest or The Maryknoll Society. The Rosary will be said on February 18 at 7:00 p.m.; the funeral service will be held February 19 at 11:30 a.m., both at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15236 21st Avenue SW, Burien. Arrangements made by Bonney-Watson.



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 Elizabeth Eaton

Mary was born in Moscow, Idaho to William Thomas French and Lilly Virlee Hurt French. A longtime resident of Spokane, Mary served in the US Army Medical Corps during World War II., She is survived by one sister, Mabel Wheeler of Colfax, WA; one brother, James Benjamin "Ben" French of Deer Park, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews., Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Monte Loy Eaton; brothers, Walter, Dick, Dan, Roy and Bob; and sisters, Caroline Weibe, Mollie Quist, Maud Hall, Lillian Gibbs, Edith Burton, Francis Schultz and Virginia "Jenny" Wetherelt., Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in the Alwin Chapel at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST. in Spokane. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.



Mary Fox

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Mary M. Lapoint

Mary Margaret LaPoint, 69. Born in Spokane, WA December 28, 1941. Passed away February 12, 2011 near Mt. Spokane., A generous spirit with lifelong friends, Mary worked as a waitress in Spokane for many years, first at the old Showboat Restaurant in Spokane, and then the Hungry Farmer in Spokane Valley., She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom LaPoint, in December 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Sue LaPoint, ( I love you, Mom ); two brothers: Elmer Wright of Rathdrum, ID, and Joe Wright of Dalton Gardens, ID; two sisters: Sue Ellis, Mead, WA, and Beta Brewer, Coeur d'Alene, ID; and several nieces and nephews., She will be missed by long-time neighbors Bill and Bobbie Svoboda and her co-workers Carol, Rita, and Linda, and long-time friend Robert Root., A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 21, at the cemetery in Waverly, Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Humane Society.



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 .....



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



Norma Pardue

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

May 8, 1939 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Norman E. Erickson

ERICKSON, Norman, Norman Everett Erickson age 94, passed away peacefully in the early morning of February 10, 2011. He was born October 30, 1916 in Wenatchee, WA, to parents Christian and Martha (Hansen) Erickson., In Wenatchee, he married Stella Ione Graham in September of 1936 and, they were blessed with four sons and one daughter. He was preceded in death by wives Stella and June (Mickeljohn) Erickson, three sons Everett C., Alvin N., and Marvin L. Erickson, grandson Willard Paul Erickson, and brothers Clifton O. and Ervin H. Erickson., He is survived by his son Raymond E. and wife Evelyn (McNutt) Erickson of Chattaroy, WA, daughter Norma Jean and husband James Dowda of Spokane Valley, WA, three daughters-in-law of Spokane, Joy and Elaine Erickson and Jean Dennis, sister Doris (Erickson) Conley of Broken Arrow, OK, 19 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces., A memorial service will be held at Country Church of the Open Bible, 40015 N. Collins Rd., Elk, WA at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19th.



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: Marv F. Druffel

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Marv F. Druffel, 46, of Colton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at his Colton home. A viewing for family and friends will be noon-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Colton High School Gymnasium. Vault interment will follow [...]



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 [...]



OBITUARY: Ronald Alan Wesley Rathbun

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:00 AM

Ronald Alan Wesley Rathbun of Moscow died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village after losing a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.Ron was born Feb. 17, 1940, in Moscow to Fred and Edith Weaver Rathbun. He graduated from Moscow High School in 1958 then attended an electrical college in Chicago, Ill. He returned [...]



OBITUARY: Sandra L. Thompson

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Sandra was born on July 12, 1951, in Seattle, Wash., to Frances L. Hoover and Cora L. Hoover. She passed away Feb 14, 2011, at her home in Garfield, Wash. She is survived by her beloved husband of 26 years, Thomas E. Thompson, of Garfield, Wash.; her three daughters, Jeannette Gordon, Jodi Fixel and Vallerie Streng; five grandchildren; [...]



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 



Pamela Batcheldor

As the winds of time bring another year around without you here, we hold your memory safe in our hearts. We are thankful and blessed for the time we shared with you during your short time in our lives. You are not gone if you are not forgotten.



Patrick Gibson Bayley

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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.



Points, Donald R.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:00 AM 

Donald R. Points was born on October 14, 1948 in Ellensburg. He was precede in death by his mom and dad Margaret and Merrell Points. .....




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Randall Wayne Groth

Randall Wayne Groth, 56, of Washougal, WA, passed away on Feb. 2, 2011. He was born in Vancouver, WA to Rod and Ann Groth., Randy was a millwright for 35 years and worked for Saint-Gobain for 10 years in Washougal., He enjoyed 4-wheeling in the hills with his kids, going to the beach for crab and digging for clams, and he worked on cars and small motors and anything mechanical., Randy is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Ebhardt and Breana Groth; son, Kyle Groth; step-son, Dustin Lorigan; parents, Rod and Ann Groth; brothers, Bob and Rick Groth; sisters, Susan Melton and Carol Spencer; and two grandchildren., A memorial service will be held Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 at his church, the Camas First Christian Church, 404 NE 6th Ave., at 4:00 p.m., Please sign Randy's guest book at:



Randy Williamson

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

ANCHORAGE, AK - Randy Williamson died unexpectedly from hypertensive cardiovascular disease on February 7th, 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Randy was born and raised in Yakima, WA, gr



Ray Donald Damitio

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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.



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 Norman Grafton

Richard Norman Grafton died Monday, February 14, 2011 at Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver, Washington. He was born to Dorothy Belle Parker Grafton and Rodney Vernon Grafton in Portland, Oregon on December 29, 1924., Mr. Grafton was a WW II, veteran and was very proud to have served his country during the war in the Philippines., Richard is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandra Grafton; daughter, Janet Grafton Check of Astoria, Oregon; two sons, Steven (Cheryl) Grafton of Washington state and James (Roxanne) Howe of Kent, Washington; sister-in-law, Rosella Grafton of Astoria, OR; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Grafton of Astoria, Oregon., A memorial will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 NW 94th St., Vancouver, WA on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation, Diabetes Fund or to Messiah Lutheran Church., Please sign Richard's guest book at:



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.



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) 



Ronald A. Rathbun

RATHBUN, Ronald A., Ronald Alan Wesley Rathbun of Moscow died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Good Samaritan Village losing a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was 70., Ron was born February 17, 1940 in Moscow to Fred and Edith Weaver Rathbun. He graduated from Moscow, High School in 1958 then attended an electrical college in Chicago, IL. He returned to Moscow and worked at David's Department Store for a time before beginning his printing career, both at Western Printing and the Daily News and later the University of Idaho library, retiring in 2001., He married Doris Hartung and together had three children, Wes, Dina and Barb. They divorced in 1981. Ron always loved to dance, especially square dancing. It was at one of those dances that he met Kathleen Sorenson Klimko. Ron and Kathy were married in Moscow on July 15, 1983. Together they raised many dogs that were like children to them. Ron also enjoyed photography, taking pictures of his family, nature and wildlife. He was a true artist in the way he could take an ordinary photo and through different developing processes and computer editing, turn it into an original work of art., Ron and Kathy loved to garden and can their own vegetables. Ron would use organic and home grown foods to create his own recipes and they won many awards at the Latah County Fair for their food creations., After mastering square dancing, Ron decided he and Kathy would teach Round and Square Dancing. Here he met many of his closest friends. Ron even encouraged his family to dance and taught his step-children, Ben and Julie to dance. Julie went on to teach with her mother and Ron because he made it fun and easy. Ron belonged to many dance groups including the Palouse Promenaders, The Twin City Twirlers, The Hits and Misses and the River City Steppers. He cued for many other clubs in the quad-cities and greater Spokane area. Ron moved to Otis Orchards to be closer to many of the more active dance clubs. He continued to dance with his wife until four weeks before he passed away., Ron was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gerald Rathbun and Fred Rathbun, Jr., He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kathleen S. Rathbun of Moscow, his children, Wes Rathbun of Philadelphia, PA, Dina Rathbun and her husband Tom of Yam Hill, OR, and Barb Rathbun of Moscow. His stepchildren, Karl, Chris, Julie and Ben Klimko, his grandchildren, Brandi, Tarin, Ty, Rory and Dorian Klimko Hix and his great- grandchildren, Vanessa and T.J., A celebration of Ron's life will be held at Short's Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM. A reception will be provided by the Palouse Promenaders following., The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Palouse, 2019 White Ave., Moscow, ID 83843 or to the Cancer Care NW Foundation, in memory of Ron Rathbun, 605 E. Holland, Spokane, WA 99218., Arrangements have been entrusted to SHORT'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, MOSCOW, and online condolences may be sent to



Ruth Alice Dressel

Ruth Alice Dressel passed away February 13, 2011 at the age of 86. No services will be held., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory. 



Ryan Michael McLaughlin

Ryan Michael McLaughlin of Spokane passed away from cystic fibrosis on February 14, 2011 with his family by his side, he was 29. Ryan was born September 8, 1981 in Portland, Oregon to Michael and Rae Ann (Roach) McLaughlin, the second of three children., Ryan is remembered by his many friends and family for his vivaciousness and love of life that defied the very illness he always knew could take him too early. His quick wit and famous one-liners will linger in their memories long after he is gone. His lifelong love of the outdoors, inspired by his father, gave him a love of fishing and camping. Ryan was passionate about life which he expressed through his tattoos., Ryan was a devoted son, brother, and uncle who had many friends that cherished his selfless generosity and caring attitude. He will be sorely missed by all who were touched by his life., Ryan is survived by his parents, Michael and Beth McLaughlin of Vancouver, WA, Rae Ann McLaughlin of Vancouver, WA and Michael Wolfe of Spokane, WA; sister, Heidi and brother-in-law, Erik Bennett, of Barre, VT; sister, Ashley McLaughlin, of Vancouver, WA; sister, Nikki Wolfe, of Hayden Lake, ID; and brother Cody Bishop of Vancouver, WA. Ryan leaves behind three nieces that he was very proud of, Madison and Kassidy Bennett and Stella Brady and his godson Wyatt Sonsalla. Also surviving are his grandfathers, Bill McLaughlin, Fred Roach and grandparents Janet and Claude Leonard along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Ryan is preceded in death by his grandmother, Arlyne Nelson, aunt, Corrine Roach and uncle, Doug McLaughlin., A celebration of life will be held on February 19th at Evergreen Memorial Garden and Cemetery, Vancouver, WA at 10 am with a reception following immediately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ryan's family in his memory through Paypal to




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




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. [...]



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. 



Shirley Ann Gardner

Shirley Ann Gardner of Everett passed on February 13, 2011. No services are scheduled. 



Sidney Clarence Wyatt

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

Sidney Clarence Wyatt, age 89, of Republic, WA, died February 14, 2011, at home, with his family. He was born February 12, 1922, in Trinidad, WA, to Clarence and Amy Wyatt. Sid was born at Crescent Bar and went to school at Trinidad and Quincy, graduating in 1942 from Quincy High School.



Storrs B. Clough

Storrs B. Clough, of Quail Creek Country Club in Green Valley, died February 14, 2011. Storrs was born in Snohomish, Washington April 9, 1919 to Lynn F. and Sarah (Sadie) Clough, he had been a resident of Green Valley since 1983., His parents; sister, Margaret Orr, of Shelton, Washington; brothers, Frank, of Everett, Washington and Wayne, of Bellingham, Washington, all preceded him in death., Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Theresa, of the family home; children, Alan, of Tacoma, Steve (Sandy), of Monroe, Sheryl McGeary (Bill), of Burien; and Sandra Hubbard (Brad), of Bellingham, all in Washington State; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces; and nephews., Storrs graduated from Snohomish High School in 1937, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 1942, spent three and one half years in the, , ending as a B-17 pilot of the 8th Air Force in England. After military service, he attended Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, WA graduating in 1950. After three years as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of Washington in Olympia, WA he entered private practice, culminating thirty years of general practice in Monroe., In 1959, he was appointed Special Prosecuting Attorney for the Grand Jury of Snohomish County which indicted the sheriff for misfeasance and malfeasance in office, for which he was convicted. While in private practice he served from 1969 to 1971 as a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association, was a past president of the Eagles, Kiwanis and Jr. Chamber of Commerce and served 13 years as City Attorney of the City of Monroe., He retired from active practice in 1981, served two years as a Judge Pro Tem, then retired to Green Valley, where he served a three year term as a Director of the Green Valley Recreation, many years as a volunteer pool monitor, and was Vice President of the Computer Club of Green Valley. He was a life member of the Elks and a member of the American Legion and the Retired Officers Assoc., He and his wife, Theresa, enjoyed hiking, golf, swimming, playing Bridge and Scrabble, traveling and various other activities., At the request of the decedent, there will be no services of any kind.



Sue Keller-Davidson

Survived by one son, John Dietrich; two stepsons, Greg and Paul Keller; one stepdaughter, Diane Fivecoats; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Services on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E 8th Ave, Spokane Valley.



Susan Harmon

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

May 11, 1960 - Feb. 12, 2011



Ted Froese

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

July 8, 1923 – Feb. 11, 2011



Thelma June Tamblyn

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Thelma June Tamblyn, 89, of Yakima, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Highgate Senior Living. June was born July 23, 1921 in Olympia,



Tina L. (Aiken) Patterson

Has gone to our Lord on February 10, 2011. Born and survived by parents Bob (Vera) Aiken Alta (John) Clark; siblings, Ray (Ellen) Aiken, Lynn (Aiken) Royet, Steve (Jessica) Aiken, Bob Jr. (Teresa) Aiken; also Tina's ex-husband Ray Patterson; stepson Daniel; her children, Charles and Terry Patterson, Stephanie Aiken, and newborn grandson Taige. She loved life, always with a smile and happy outlook. She never hesitated to lend a helping hand or to take someone in. She loved the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Her passion for love and life reflected in her career as a caregiver for 20 plus years. Most of all she was a devoted mom. February 6, 2011, she became a grandma. Memorial Services will be held at Salvation Army Church, 222 E. Indiana, Spokane, WA on Saturday, February 19th at 11 A.M. with a potluck to follow. Memorial gifts may be sent to P.O. Box 10039, Spokane, WA 99209 in care of Stephanie Aiken to help with cost.



Vanessa L. Waller

Vanessa L. WALLER Vanessa L. Waller, wife of Michael Waller, passed on Thursday, Feb. 10th. Service will be held in Denver, Colorado at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Please sign the guest book at



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.



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 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 



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. Our family wishes to express a very special thank you to Clare Bridge for their continual support and care. 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 W. Baker

William W. BAKER William W Baker of Everett was born August 21, 1940 in Seward, Nebraska and passed away peacefully on January 17th, 2011. Bill was an active and highly respected lawyer with the Anderson Hunter law firm in Everett for 24 years before he was appointed by Governor Gardner to become a judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals in 1990, where he served until his retirement in 2008. His life was full of wonderful family, friends, and colleagues with whom he enjoyed sports, games, intense competition, fishing, food, travel, cards, racquetball, golf, books, cooking and travel. He especially enjoyed the many days spent at his home on Decatur Northwest in the San Juan Islands where he had many wonderful friends. He contributed fully to his community and profession, always striving to improve justice and quality of life for all. Bill is survived by a large and loving extended family. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday, February 25th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the new Rose Hill Community Center at 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo, WA. 98275, (425)263-8180.




Correction:, YVONNE JUNE STONE, 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 Cemetery in Concrete, WA.



Yvonne June Stone

Yvonne June Stone was born June 25, 1934; she went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 10, 2011. 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 4:00 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete, WA.

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