Sunday, February 20, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/20/2011



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Alan V. "Bumpsey" Schmaus

Dad was born in Sisseton, SD to Joe and Elda Schmaus., He leaves behind his loving companion, Elaine DeArman; children, Robin Schmaus, Joe Schmaus, Heidi Babic and Alana Musch; and Suzanne Schechter and Rip Palmer, his two stepchildren. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth Sherman of Spokane, WA., Bumpsey was a wonderful caring father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He taught all of his children the value of a good day's work and to be thoughtful of others. He also taught us to visit someone who matters to you and show them that you care. Dad spent three years in the Army. He married Doris Brown and they moved to Seattle to raise their family. Dad was a hod carrier by trade and also owned several businesses in his younger years., We will remember him in his recliner, relaxed back with a toothpick in his mouth, watching the Mariner games. Dad was a sweet and loving man to the very end. He was deeply loved and is truly missed.



Alice Bromfield CURTIS

In Loving Memory of Alice 'Bromfield' CURTIS Born June 19th, 1930 in Cashmere, WA, passed on, after a courageous battle against Cancer, February 16th, 2011 in Kirkland, Wa surrounded by her loving family. Alice was preceded in death in 1986 by her loving husband, Bill Curtis. They were married for 35 years. Alice is survived by her children, Carl (Teresa), Carol Formo (Norm), Fred (Kristi), and Jeff (Sherry); grandchildren, Eric Curtis, Heather Curtis, Kim Formo, Kendal Formo, Jeromy Rowland, Lauren Curtis & Kevin Curtis; great-grandchild, Madison Porter; siblings, Marie Monroe, Catherine Spees, Margie Miller, Beverly Gahringer and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Her children knew she was always there for them in a time of need. She was the consummate devoted Mother, Grandmother, and Friend to her Family. Her spunky fun and witty personality will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Alice Curtis A life well lived and celebrated everyday!!!!! Recitation of the Rosary will be held Tuesday, February 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. at Hoffner Fisher and Harvey Chapel Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 23rd, at 11:00 am at St. Matthew Church, 1240 N. E. 127th St. Seattle, WA 98125. Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, WA 98034. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Alice E. Mikelson

At Alice's request there will be no services. Donations: Guide Dogs for the Blind or your favorite charity. 



Alice Louise (Washburn) Campbell

Alice was born December 7, 1920 in Kadoka, South Dakota to Samuel Washburn and Jesse (Keene) Washburn. She passed away at her home in Mukilteo, Washington on February 10, 2011 following a gradual decline resulting from congestive heart failure., Our dear Alice, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, she liked to be called G.G. in her later life, aunt and friend to many lead a full life., She enjoyed several years of travel with her husband, Francis, who preceded her in death in 1988., In early years, when Francis was a building contractor, Alice was his chief finisher., In her later years she enjoyed swimming at the Y in Mukilteo and made many lasting friends that she swam with who took her to plays and concerts., Alice is survived by her son, Larry Campbell (Rose); daughter, Jean Osborn (John); four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren., At Alice's request there will be no memorial service. Donated remembrances in Alice's name may be made to the American Heart Associate; or MS Society.



Andrew Paul

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeAndrew Paul, 84, of Beverly (Priest Rapid), Washington went to the Creator on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Andrew was born July 14, 1926 in Inchelium, Washington to Phillip and Christine (Andrews



Anthony Cole (Tony) Mitchell

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Arlon D. Cook

Of Spokane went to be with the Lord Friday, February 18, 2011. Arlon was born in Imperial, Nebraska. Arlon is survived by his wife, Leta; four children, Cheryl, Michael, Marcia, and Jeffrey; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 Government Way, Spokane. Visitation will be Monday and Tuesday 9am-8pm at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N. Division Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission, Spokane or Holy Family Hospital Foundation, Spokane. Online guestbook at



Arnold William (Butch) Covel

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

RICHLAND - Arnold William (Butch) Covel, 57, of Richland, died Feb. 11, 2011 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Arnold was born on Aug. 8, 1953, in Duluth, MN to Robert and Margaret Covel. Later that year, t




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Barbara "Barb" Dutton

Barbara Lange Dutton, 57, died peacefully at home in Butte, MT with family present on Feb. 13, 2011. Barb fought a courageous nine-month battle with ovarian cancer. She was born June 4, 1953 in Morton, WA to Norman and Mary Lange. She attended schools in Amboy and Battle Ground, WA, graduating from high school in 1971, where she received the "Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year" award., Barb's work career included Jantzen, White Stag, NERCO (vice president secretary) all in the Vancouver, WA area., In 1995, Barb married her high school sweetheart, Denys "Denny" Dutton, after reconnecting at their 20th class reunion., Residing in Vancouver for another four years, Barb worked as a paralegal for attorney Dan Marsh and ran an antique store on Broadway in Vancouver., Falling in love with the "Big Sky" country, the Duttons moved to Butte in 1999. Barb went to work for Jo Ann's Fabric for several years before returning back to her law training as a legal secretary for Bob McCarthy Law Office. Her final job was in the legal department of the Town Pump Main Office in Butte., The many hobbies and loves that Barb created included beautiful quilts, drawings, paintings, restored furniture, retro-styled lamp shades and though never finished, a novel. Hiking, camping, history, music, cats, dogs and people were her favorite pastimes., Moving to Butte gave the Duttons two craftsman homes to restore to their former beauty and together they also restored a vintage 1956 Alhoa camp trailer that provided many wonderful camping trips., Barbara was past president of the Butte Friends and Newcomers Club, member of the Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization, backstage coordinator for the National Folk Festival, helped found Old Butte Historical Adventures and worked as a volunteer for the Museum of Fine Arts Butte. She was honored in the 2010 Christmas Stroll as co-marshal for the parade., Barb is survived by her husband, Denys Dutton of Butte; mother, Mary Anderson and step-father, Reinold Anderson of Vancouver; sister, Karen Lange of Ridgefield, WA; brother, Erick Lange of Bozeman, MT; and nieces, Christine and Anna Lange of Bozeman., She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Lange in 1994., Join us for a celebration of Barb's life on Sun., Feb. 27, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Red Lion Inn at the Quay in the Quayside Portside Room., Memorials in honor of Barb may be made to the Highland Hospice, 3703 Harrison Ave., Butte, MT 59701., Please sign Barb's guest book at:



Barbara E. Hoffman

Barbara E. HOFFMAN Barbara died peacefully on February 12th, 2011 surrounded by her entire family. She is now healed i the Lord's presence. Ovarian cancer was the cause of death, but she was able to defy its ruthless course for four years and live life to the full, loving those around her in the midst of her illness. Barbara was born on November 9, 1938 in Seattle and raised in Pacific, Washington with her parents Anna and Carl F. Nyberg and her two sisters Harriett and Marilyn. She was the "tomboy" of the family and spent a lot of time working alongside her father.She graduated from Auburn High School in 1956 and attended WSU before transferring to the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. Her clinical training and degree was awarded by Swedish Hospital. It was there she met and fell in love with her future husband, Dr. Clark Hoffman, a surgical resident. Upon graduation in '61 she took a job at King County Hospital (now Harborview) on the neurosurgical unit and worked there until she married on Dec. 28th, 1961 at University Presbyterian Church. After Clark's surgical fellowship in Chicago, the two enjoyed a memorable four-month honeymoon in Europe on just $10 a day. This past December they celebrated forty-nine years of a marriage filled with love. Barbara worked as a nurse at Swedish Hospital until she was blessed with sons Mark, Steven and Christopher. Family came first in her life. She was constant in her love and care for her boys, making sure they always had a warm and welcoming home and good food to eat. All three daughters-in-law can testify that she did a wonderful job, raising them to cherish their wives and serve their families. She loved her grandchildren and was affectionately known as "Grammy." They will miss her encouraging words, meaningful cards, delicious food (especially her oatmeal cake with slightly burnt topping), big hugs, warm smiles and special songs. Barbara made a significant impact on her community. She was active in the King County Medical Society Auxiliary, serving as president from '85 - '86, where she helped develop a program to prevent spinal cord injuries in young people. She served as president of the Washington State Medical Auxiliary from '88 - '89. She also volunteered with Ryther Child Care Center in Seattle for which she had an abiding love, the Arboretum Society, served on the board of United Way and the initial planning board for Emerald Heights, a re- tirement center in Redmond, WA. Barbara and her husband became medical missionaries after he retired in 1992. They served in American Samoa where she became the medical librarian in the LBJ Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago. She participated in several trips to Guatemala where she used her nursing skills but was better known as the "duct tape lady" because she repaired everything with her duct tape. Their biggest assignment was in China where they spent three months each year from 1994 to 2005 where Clark helped train surgical residents at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in Hangzhou. Barbara taught classes about nursing communication and English. They adopted some of their Chinese co-workers as family and helped two Chinese nurses obtain graduate degrees. Barbara's activities included hiking, camping, sailing, tennis, skiing and enjoying time at their summer place on Hood Canal. Tennis was her love. She had a wonderful group of ladies who played together weekly and enjoyed monthly lunches, calling themselves the "Tennis Lunch Bunch". Barbara's primary driving force was her faith in Jesus Christ. She loved her faith community and served as both a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue. She enjoyed a women's bible study called "Women at the Well" and developed a close bond with her table mates. She gained strength from her cancer support group. Along with Clark, she cherished their couple's small group that has been a backbone of support for over 25 years. Barbara and her family are grateful for all the support she received during her illness from these wonderful friends. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Harriet and a grandson, Hunter Clark Hoffman. She is survived by her husband Clark, sons Mark (Amy), Steven (Lindsey), and Christopher (Chelea) and six grandchildren Claire, David, John, Barb, Beck and Dane. A celebration of her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers it is suggested donations be made in her honor to either Ryther Child Care Center, 2400 NE 95th St, Seattle, 98115, Jubilee REACH 14200 SE 13th St, Bellevue, 98007, or The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 801 Broadway, Suite 701, Seattle, 98122 or your favorite charity.



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.



Betty Jean Vogelheim

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Betty Jean (Mackey) Vogelheim, of Rogers City, MI, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Christie), Kim Michael (Yvonne), and Andrew (Rose); daughters, Trini (Darrell



Betty Lucille McManus

Betty L. McManus, 80 years young, passed away at SW Washington Medical Center on Feb 13th, 2011, due to heart disease. She was born on July 19th, 1930 in Victoria, B.C. to parents Harold and Elizabeth Jackson. She remained in Victoria until the age of 25., The early 50's were a wonderful, busy time for Betty: she married the love of her life, Raymond, in 1950. In '51, Ray and Betty welcomed their only child Diane into the world. The couple moved to this area from Victoria in '55. Betty and Ray ("Shorty" as he was known to his friends in the Boise Cascade Mill) remained here in the metro area for the rest of their lives. Sadly, we lost Ray much too early in June of 1987 and Betty never remarried., Betty spent many, many days and nights camping in the Toutle area with family and friends. She was very fond of the Oregon and Washington coasts and absolutely loved a good game of cards. She took pleasure in a good read, and spent hour upon hour solving jigsaw puzzles with daughter Diane. There was not an unsolved puzzle to be found in the house., Even though Betty lived here for over of 50 years, she remained a loyal Canadian at heart. She often enjoyed high tea at Pomeroy House, and at Myrtles' Tea house in Ridgefield. Even after all those years living stateside, she still spoke with that catchy north of the border accent that we all loved so much, eh., Betty very much enjoyed living here in our little corner of the Pacific Northwest, and she especially loved the rain. Fittingly, it was pouring buckets on the day of her passing. Whenever it rains, she will be in our thoughts..., Betty is survived by daughter, Diane and son-in-law, Robert Fritz; by three grandchildren: Rick (Lori) Fritz, Daniel (Cindy) Fritz, and Darla (Craig) Alia; six great-grandchildren; and two 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her childhood friend of 69 years, Eve (Al) Wilson, of Victoria, B.C., Betty was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew her., Per her request, no services are to be held. Davies cremation and burial services is in charge of arrangements., Please sign the Guest Book at



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.



Bill J. Hutton

Having served the Lord splendidly in this life, He called Bill Hutton home on February 15, 2011. Born February 17, 1938 in Delta, CO to Levi and Bertha Hutton along with twin brother Bob, Bill graduated from Sunnyside (WA) High School in 1956 where he won the title of state boxing champion. While serving in the US Army, Bill married Sandra "Sandy" Zepp before settling in Burien, WA where he found employment first with Standard Oil. In 1966 they moved to the Spokane Valley where he began working for Zep Manufacturing Co. In 1981 Bill began working as the minister of education at Pines Baptist Church. After attending Dallas Baptist Theological Seminary, Bill and Sandy moved in 1987 to East Wenatchee where he served as associate pastor at Eastmont Baptist Church. In 1998 Bill was called to serve as pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Suncrest, WA where he continued to serve until his recent retirement. He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Sandra (Zepp) Hutton; twin brother Bobby J. Hutton of Madrid, Spain; sister Carolee Pellegrino of Peoria, AZ; their children: Doug (Kathy) Hutton of Nine Mile Falls, JoLynn (Jerry) Yates of Greenacres, and LeAnne (Matt) Watrous of Ellensburg; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Among his hobbies were gardening and spending time with his grandchildren, all of whom he adored. A time of visitation will be Monday, February 21, 2011 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Dishman Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service which will be at Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake at 1:30 pm following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the name of Bill Hutton to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association (, ), 1-888-733-6741.



Billy D. Zink

Passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, in Phoenix AZ. January 23, 2011, due to multiple health problems. Born in Dodge WA., to Jess J. and Jessie P. Zink, he grew up in Starbuck WA., and enjoyed the Palouse area and swimming in the Tucannon River. He graduated from North Central High School where he starred in football and baseball and went on to play in the minor leagues before injuring his shoulder. He married Joan Maurer in 1954 and went to work for the family business with his father. Later he attended college at EWU and received his degree in education, and started his 30 plus year career at Rogers High School in Spokane, where he taught PE and later Drivers Education. Dad had a life long love for the game of golf and coached the Rogers golf team for many years, and enjoyed watching his sons play in local tournaments and area Pro-Ams. He liked to travel and frequently would go to Hawaii during the Christmas school break. He loved hunting, boating, playing cards and especially fishing at Pend Oreille Lake. He and mom spent the summers at Mac Donald's resort near Bayview, ID. and the winters on the golf course in Phoenix, AZ. Dad made friends easily and will be missed by his fishing, hunting and poker buddies, and most of all, by his family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Joan, his children Jerry (Tracie) Zink, and Mike (Carrie) Zink, his brother Ken (Betty) Zink, Seattle, WA., his grandchildren Jamie, Ryan and Ashley Zink and numerous nieces and nephews., A celebration of his life will be held Saturday February 26, 2011 at the Eastpoint Church, E. 15303 Sprague Ave. Spokane WA. at 11 AM., Per his wishes, his final resting place will be in Starbuck WA., at his favorite hunting spot. We thank all of you for your heart felt support and continued friendship during this difficult time. Donations can be sent to your local Hospice in recognition of their wonderful help in our time of need.



Burna Jean "Cleo" Holbrook

Cleo was actively involved in the St. Peter Hospital Auxiliary, the Children's Hospital and the 




Christina V. Cunningham Was born in Woodward, OK on August 20, 1926 to Hazel Marie Brown (Speck) and Luther Norman Brown. She passed away peacefully on February 16, 2011 at Auburn Regional Medical Center in Auburn, WA. She is survived by her sister Anabel Pauline Isbell of Centralia, WA, her brother Jackie Martin Brown of Vici, OK, her children Diana Taft (Dennis), Dixon, IL, Jeff Cunningham (Glenda), Spanaway, WA, Andy Cunningham, Buckley WA, Tony Cunningham, (Bonnie), Faribault, MN, Susan Marie (Don) Olympia, WA, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Christina graduated from high school in May 1945 and married Eugene Milton Cunningham on September 17, 1945 in Woodward, OK. Eugene preceded her in death on May 2, 2010. Christina began her career with the Forest Service in Wenatchee, WA after four years of college. She retired from GSA in Auburn, WA. She was active with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Puyallup, WA and enjoyed lunches with her Auxiliary ladies and other GSA retirees. She also enjoyed sewing, crochet, crosswords, romance novels, game shows, the Hallmark channel, and Mamma loved her roses. In her memory donations may be made to Puyallup VFW Ladies Auxiliary. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Weeks' Funeral Home in Buckley, WA, with burial at Tahoma National Cemetery. Please sign the online guest book at



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 



Carol Lynn Christensen

Carol Lynn Christensen, of Sumas, Washington, passed away on February 14, 2011, at the age of 61, and went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a strong, determined, and caring lady, who loved gardening, reading and doting on her granddaughter Willow. Carol was born on November 18, 1949 to K.P. and Dorothea Anthony. She grew up in Long Beach, CA and in 1976 met and married Alan Christensen. They moved to the Lynden/Blaine area in 1978 and were blessed with two wonderful children, Kellie Ann Christensen and Ryan James Christensen. In 2005, Carol moved to Sumas, WA and met a world of new friends, including neighbors, Della Janzen and Greta Syme. She always wondered why the Lord would take her to a place where she knew no one, but she soon found out why. Her parents, K.P. and Dorothea, preceded her in death, along with her best friend of 43 years, Linda Rasmussen. Carol will be greatly missed by her children, her brother, Art and his wife Sandy Anthony, and her most precious granddaughter, Willow Isabella. Rest peacefully, mom! You are always in our hearts. At Carol's request, no funeral services are planned. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Sumas Senior Center, 451 2nd Street, Sumas, from 2:00 PM to 4 PM. To share your memories of Carol, please visit



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 .....



Cecelia Jeanette Haglund

Cecelia Jeanette HAGLUND Cecelia Jeanette Haglund went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at age 92. Cecelia, the oldest of 9, was born to Johnnie and Marie Johnson, Norwegian immigrants in Terry, Montana on 5/30/18. At a very young age Cecelia moved to and grew up in Ferndale, WA. Upon HS graduation in 1936, she moved to Seattle and lived with her Aunt Josephine. She then had the opportunity to attend Everett General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1940. Returning to Seattle, her enjoyable career included work at Seattle General Hospital, Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and a retirement center in Vancouver. Cecelia met Harold in 1940 and upon his completion of service in the Navy during WWII, they were married on 12/29/1945 at the Seattle First Covenant Church. Mercer Isl became home in the late 40's where they raised two children. In 1973 they moved to Vancouver, WA and soon after retirement moved to Federal Way in 1985 and then into the Gardens at Wesley Homes in 2006. Throughout their 65 yr marriage, she was a devoted wife and mother. She was actively involved in church activities, BSF, Women Aglow, career, hobbies and travels. She is survived by her loving husband, Harold; 4 sisters: Marian (Vic & Elmer preceded in death); Lillian (Myrl, both preceded in death); Pearl (Phil); Myrtle (John). 4 brothers: Norman (Marian); Bud (Flora, preceded in death); Carl (Joann); Harold (Barb); and many generations of nieces and nephews. 2 children: Dianna (Glenn); Darrell (Delann); 1 grandson: Brian (Claire). A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 26th, at 1:30 pm at Seattle First Covenant Church, 400 E. Pike St, Seattle WA. 98122. Memorials may be made to: Seattle First Covenant Church or Wesley Homes Foundation, 815 S 216th St., Des Moines WA 98198



Chlorene Moeller

MOELLER, Chlorene, On February 14, 2011 Chlorene Moeller was reunited with the love of her life, William (Bill) F. Moeller Jr at the gates of heaven. Born in Russellville, Arkansas on July 20, 1922 to William and Dora (Kinslow) Myers, Chlorene attended school at Johnson County Public Schools. She later moved to Seattle and worked as a waitress, it was here that she met Bill who was working in a foundry while awaiting his Army draft. They were married on August 10, 1942 and she moved to Harrington, WA to live on the family farm until Bill was discharged from the Army. They remained in Harrington until 1953 when they moved to Ritzville, WA and Bill managed the Marcellus Grange Supply and Chlorene was a homemaker. As her children grew older she worked outside of the home for Harder Ranch, Ritzville Cleaners and sold Minnesota Woolens. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, brother: Sam Myers (Edna) of Clarkston, WA, sisters: Ruby Wright of Jackson, MS, Myrtle Dumer (Harold) of Milwaukee, WI and her daughter Irene Moeller of Spokane. She is survived by her three sons Samuel F. Moeller (Vickie) and Bruce Moeller (Connie) of Spokane and Walter E. Moeller (Linda) of Walnut Creek, CA and daughter-in-law Julie Barringer (Wes) of Spokane. She was loved by and will be missed by 10 grandchildren: Rose Miller (Ray), Heather Konsbruck (Matt), Erik Moeller (Tania) Brad Moeller (Jenny), Jeff Moeller (Jennifer), Jon Moeller (Tara), Jennie Moeller, Amy Moeller (Eric), Lisa Michaud (Neal) Amber Moeller and 11 great-grandchildren. The family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Spokane rather than flowers. Visitation will be held Monday, February 21, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME, RITZVILLE.



Christopher Merril Bender

Christopher BENDER Christopher Merril Bender died unexpectedly on February 5, 2011 in Palm Springs. He was predeceased by his partner, Rick Wilson; and pugs, Charlie and Benny. Chris leaves behind his aunt, Sylvia Bender, stepmother, Wendy Morton and many dear friends in Seattle, Victoria, Van- couver, California and New York. Celebrations of Chris' life will be held in Palm Springs on March 16 and Ravensdale, Wash. on May 7.



Clarice E. (Hills) Kyle

Clarice E. (Hills) KYLE Born March 8, 1919 in Starbuck, MN passed away in peace on February 3, 2011 at age 91. Clarice worked for Boeing for 20 years retiring in 1977. She volunteered at the Renton Senior Center for over 20 years until she could no longer drive. Preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Ronald F. Hills with whom she had seven children. Linda Bentley of Woodland, CA, Robert Hills of Sacramento, CA, Michael Hills of Renton, WA, Barbara Martinson of Renton, WA, Karen Elliott (Dan) of Bothell, WA, Julie Sanborn (Jim) of Auburn, WA, Patricia Hanson (Rick) of Renton, WA. 15 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Also preceded in death by her 2nd husband of 15 years Jerry Kyle. Stepdaughter Cindy Applebury (Brian) and two step grandchildren Beth and Kyle. In celebration of her long life a memorial service will be held at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett N. on Friday March 4, 2011 from 3:00 - 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Renton Senior Activity Center.



Clinton Rigg

Reverend Clinton Rigg passed away on February 15th 2011., His memorial will be held on February 26th at 2:00 p.m., at North Hill Christian Church, N. 4620 Post.



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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DANIEL EARL NICKERSON, July 18, 1923 - January 8, 2011, LORRAINE ALICE NICKERSON, September 3, 1923 - January 8, 2011, Longtime residents of Shelter Bay, Daniel and Lorraine passed peacefully on January 8th, just hours apart after courageous battles with cancer., Daniel was a commercial fisherman and asphalt estimator. Lorraine was a beloved school teacher., After retiring to Shelter Bay they opened Dirty Dan's Cured Meat & Fish in LaConner. They enjoyed their business, boating, growing their own vegetables, bible study and spending time with family., They are survived by sons Martin Nickerson, Steve Shelton, Jay and Joel Palmer; daughter Jackie Palmer, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends., A celebration of their lives is planned for May 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations to Group Health Hospice in Seattle or the MS Society of WA can be made in memory of this very special couple.




Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Anima Bose, 85, of Pullman, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at a Pullman adult family home of age related causes. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is handling the arrangements. [...]



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: 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. [...] 




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David G. Townsend

David G. Townsend was born October 19, 1965 in Seattle, WA and died February 13, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA at age 45., David is survived and will be greatly missed by his daughter, Stephanie Nihart; loving parents, Bill and Sylvia Townsend; brothers, Billy Townsend and Randy Costa; sister, Julie and husband, Don, Hoopengarner; nephews, Loren and Zack; niece, Rebekah; and countless friends., A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA. 98020. Please sign an on-line memorial at



David Patrick "Pat" Bombach

Pat was born August 15, 1952 to Roman and Aurora Bombach. He passed away on February 14, 2011 in Everett, WA with his three children by his side., Pat grew up in Mesilla, NM and was a devoted 29 year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412 of New Mexico and Local 26 of Western Washington. He spent the final years of his life in Everett, WA where he was closer to his sons and grandchildren. Pat proudly supported his grandchildren's passions and spent many hours cheering at athletic events, sharing his love of gardening and amassing a collection of treasures that chronicled their accomplishments. He had an avid interest in the Bombach family history and often shared with his children and grandchildren family stories, traditions, and mementos., Pat is survived by children, Yvonne, Michael his wife, RusAne, and Jaime; his grandchildren, Meagan, Kaitlyn, Jaime, Gabriella, AJ and Jacob; his siblings, Dolores Snow, Richard Bombach, Marion Barboa and Peggy Warren; and his beloved dog, Nemo., Services for Pat will be held on Saturday, February 26 at Basilica of San Albino, 2070 Calle de Santigo, Mesilla NM, 88046. A prayer service will start at 9:30 am and a funeral mass will follow at 10:00 am.



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 - 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 - Thomas Hickman

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

Nov. 21, 1944 - Feb. 15, 2011 



Della Bruce

Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Powers Funeral HomeDella Bruce, a former Yakima resident, passed away, peacefully on February 15th, 2011. Born in 1919, Della was 91 years old and had resided at Nisqually Valley Care Center in McKenna, WA for the past three ye



Della Passmore

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

May 1, 1933 – Feb. 16, 2011



Delores F. Roller

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Delores (Faye Marie) Roller, age 68, of Yakima, WA passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011. She was born in Yakima May 25, 1942 to Val and Ida Roller. Delores loved playing Bin 



Dolores A. Allen

Dolores A. Allen passed away on Feb. 12, 2011 in Mukilteo, WA. She was born on September 1, 1925 in Crosby, Minnesota. Services will be held in Torrance, California; with Interment in Gardena, California.



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 FROSTAD Donald Frostad, 68, died peacefully on February 4, 2011, from pneumonia at the end of a lengthy hospital stay. 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. Don was raised in Wenatchee and was actively involved in team sports with a particular passion for skiing. Don was a Dean's List graduate of St. Martins College. He then went on to highly successful careers at Xerox and later in the real estate and mortgage banking industries. Don loved boating and being on the water. "Frosty" was an amazing man with many accomplishments, a "Jack of all Trades". Don was a true gentleman and a wonderful husband, father, father-in law, and grandfather. His 12 grandchildren will forever cherish the life stories he shared with them. He will be remembered and admired by his friends for his wisdom, gentleness, positive attitude, and his brilliant quirky wit. A memorial for Don will be held in the spring.



Donald W. Monroe

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeDonald (Don) W. Monroe, 83, passed away Tuesday February 15, 2011 in Yakima after a brief illness. Don was born July 30, 1927 in Naches, Washington to Scottish immigrants William and Theresa Mon



Doris Elaine Brown

Doris was born in Roberts County, SD to Walt and Lydia Brown., She is survived by her children, Suzanne Schecter, Robin Schmaus, Joseph Schmaus, Heidi Babic, and Alana Musch. She also leaves behind her brother, Dan Brown; and sister, Ellen Denholin Krietel; and dear friend, James Woldt. Grandma Dee Dee had 15 grandchildren; and ten great- grandchildren., Doris married Alan Schmaus and moved to Washington state in 1957 to raise their family., She later returned to SD to live in her later years. She was a great Barber and took pride that all three of her daughters learned to cut hair as well. Doris always kept busy with her hands. She enjoyed woodworking and keeping a garden. A special auntie to her nieces and nephews, she was a fun loving person, the grandma who taught all the grandkids to drive!, We will miss you Mom!



Dorothy L. Sutton

Dorothy Lucille Sutton passed away on Monday February 14th from complications from a stroke suffered in November of 2009, she was 79 years old. Born on November 20, 1931 in Spokane, Dorothy married James D Sutton on Dec 16, 1950 in Colville and raised a family of six children in Spokane. In addition to raising her family Dorothy attended Kinman Business School, volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother and had various careers from Interior Designer to In Home Care provider., Dorothy is survived by her children Suzanne Chafee (and husband Mike) of Vine Grove KY, James David Sutton Jr. (and wife Cyndi) of Kalama WA, Cindy Lundberg (and Husband Boyd) and Kayleen Sutton of Spokane, WA, Robert Sutton (and wife Lisa) of Ridgecrest CA, Sally Rawlings (and husband Ian) of Palmer AK, Dorothy is also survived by twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, siblings, Sam Lundin, of Rochester, WA, Floyd Lundin, of Kent, WA and Donna Nelson, of Spokane, WA; Also numerous nieces and nephews as well as grand and great nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in Dorothy's name can be made to the Priest River Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1626, Priest River, ID 83856.



Dr. Elmer Bryson

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

March 28, 1913 - Feb. 5, 2011 



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. Garvin Holman

E. Garvin Holman, 94, recently residing in Mountlake Terrace, WA, passed December 11, 2011 due to natural causes. Garvin was born in 1916 in the city of Hobbs, New Mexico and was the son of Beulah Mae Garvin and William Proctor Holman. After growing up in Texas and attending local college, Garvin married Nola Ducote in 1939 in Dallas, Texas., Being in sales, Garvin and Nola traveled to and resided in various states such as Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and California before finally settling down in Washington state in the city of Edmonds in the late 1950s. Garvin was a dedicated father and husband whose main hobby was making jewelry in his spare time., Garvin's gentle and kind spirit and great sense of humor will be greatly missed., Garvin is survived by his eldest son and wife, Garvin Jr. and Welly; daughter and husband, Theresa and Gordon Williams; son, Michael; and son and wife, Joseph and Tuuli; four grandchildren, Nathan, Makenzie, Janelle, and Sonny; as well as numerous cousins; other family members; and friends., Garvin was predeceased by his father in 1925; mother 1974; and other siblings over the years; as with second son, Jerry, in 1963; and loving wife, Nola, in 2002., A special thanks to Ramona and family for the loving, respectful, and dedicated care provided at her adult family care home and Linda from Snohomish County Hospice care., Garvin is buried at Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, Washington., A memorial will be held on February 26. Call Theresa at 206.546.3463 for details., In lieu of flowers, Garvin would appreciate donations to the, or Providence Hospice Care of Snohomish County.




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Effie Irene Reid

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 8, 1920 - Feb. 11, 2011 



Eli Yates

Eli worked as an auto mechanic, and later as a millwright at the Reserve Fleet in Olympia, Niagara Wire and finally Weyerhaeuser Box plant where he retired.



Ellan Nadine Marshall

Nadine, her sisters Mary Lou Strasser and Jane Baxter were long time residence of Lewis County. Her brother Perry Conrad lived in New York City. 



Ethel Kristjanson Sigmar

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Ethel Sigmar, wife of Pastor Harald Sigmar, and matriarch of her Icelandic Kristjanson family passed away in on February 16. With the heart of a champion and the soul of a goddess, Ethel lived with the spirit of humor, grit, humility and grace



Evelyn S. (Trusley) Webb

Evelyn S. (Trusley) Webb passed away February 12, 2011 at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 19, 1929 to parents, Nona Creamer and C.G. Trusley in Prosser, WA. She grew up with her brothers, Pete and Mirl, in Yakima, WA. She married Ralph Harold "Harry" Webb on September 9, 1955. Together they raised four children, Judy, Tom, Scott and Susie. Evelyn was a stay at home mom who was very involved with her children's activities. She was a Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Brownie leader and President of the PTA at Nob Hill Elementary in Yakima., The family moved to Everett, WA in September of 1967 to the big house on the lake that became a gathering place for many family events. Evelyn and Harry became grandparents to Teresa Webb and Adam Argo in 1985 and 1986. Evelyn was known as "Nana" from then on. She took care of Teresa and Adam after school for most of their early years. She took them to many events including swimming lessons, rolling skating, sports, 4H and school activities. Her last grandchild, Nathan Webb, was born in 1996 and she was always interested in attending his sports events and school band concerts. Her grandchildren were very important and special to her., Evelyn and Harry loved to travel and go camping. They took many trips to Reno together and also took the grandkids camping several times. She and Harry had a chance to go to England and Ireland and later she and her friend, Geri Cressman, went to Europe. She also enjoyed trips to Sante Fe, NM with Judy and her husband, Jerry. She had many friends and family in the Yakima, WA area and went there several times a year to visit. In the last few years she really enjoyed going gambling every Friday night with Judy., She loved to sew and do crafts, she gathered with Charlene Allen and friends at her house weekly to work on projects, and to visit., Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, of 44 years; her daughter, Susie; her parents; and her brother, Pete., She is survived by her son, Tom Gassett; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Theresa Webb, of Everett; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerry Miller, of Mill Creek, WA; grandchildren, Teresa Webb, Adam Argo and Nathan Webb; step-grandchildren, Shannon Cornett, Shawn Wright and Holly Gadberry; and brother and sister-in-law, Mirl and Polly Trusley, of Yacolt, WA, Barbara Trusley, of Yakima, WA; as well as numerous nieces; and nephews., The family wishes to thank Hospice for their caring and compassion., Funeral arrangements will be handled by Evergreen-Washelli of Seattle, WA. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Yakima, WA at Tahoma Cemetery.




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Frances B. DARBY

Frances B. DARBY Born December 26, 1912 in Wilbur, Montana to Henry Darby and Martha Parker Darby; died February 15, 2011 in Seattle,WA at age 98. Frances is predeceased by her parents and eleven brothers and sisters. Frances had a strong sense of individualism and a flair for the artistic. Shedid painting, sculpture, jewelry making, sewing, and was a masseuse. Frances owned The Darby Beauty Shop in the Northgate area for 50 years. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews from the Haigh, Egan and Darby families. Thank you to the Foss Home and Village for 6 years of great care. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 21st, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



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 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 




Gregory LeRoy Loomis 8-28-1927 ~ 2-10-2011 Loving Husband to Lillian "Chris"; Dad to Debbie, Pam (Tom) and Karen; and Grandpa to Greg and Rebecca. He is now waiting for us in Heaven. Services at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, 206-242-1787 at 2:00 PM Sat February 19, 2011. Full obituary and on-line guest book at



Gail Hazel Wiemers

WIEMERS, Gail Hazel, Longtime resident of Rathdrum, Idaho, Gail passed away February 9th, 2011, in Coeur d'Alene Idaho., She was born to Palmer and Hazel Hoiland on July 23, 1936, in Minnesota., She was preceded in death by two infant brothers: Owen and John Hoiland, a son Wesley and a granddaughter, Jessica Haller., She is survived by her husband Lloyd, five children; Russ and Debbie Wiemers, Joel Wiemers, Tim Wiemers all from Rathdrum. Rebekah and Blayne Terril of Post Falls, and Peter and Jennifer Wiemers of Coeur d'Alene. She had six grandchildren; Adam, Mandy, Amber, Cori , Alex, and Tylee. Gail also had four great grandchildren: Sadie, Carson, Cole and Jace., She is also survived by five siblings; Dean Hoiland of Grangeville ID, Iris Hoiland, Linda Smith, Betty Steiner and Donna Ward, (all from Rathdrum Idaho) and several nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws., Following her marriage to Lloyd Wiemers in 1953, they moved to Rathdrum in 1954 where they raised their family. Gail was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Although she only had an 8th grade education she attended North Idaho College, earned an AAS in nursing and worked as an LPN, until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and her parakeets. She loved museums, books, history, and her family. Most of all she loved her spiritual brothers and sisters in the congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses which had grown from one congregation in the Coeur d'Alene area to nine congregations, including the Lakeland congregation she attended when she died. She was known for the big, heartfelt hugs which she gave freely. She will be truly missed., A memorial will be held on March 5, 2011 at 4:30 at the Rathdrum Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 8162 W Nagle Rd.



Gaileen Jill Bill "Imawithla"

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

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



George Herbert Eden

George Herbert Eden, of Blaine, Washington, passed away on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011. He was 78 years old. George was always there to help people. He was a loving father and husband, and was Barbara's best friend. Later in life, George found new life in his relationship with God. He was a talented woodworker and loved his motorcycles. Here's to my best friend, from Barbara – God looked around the garden and found an empty space. He looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, for he only takes the best. He knew that you were weary, and he knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never be well on earth again. He saw the roads were getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "peace be thine". George, we love you and miss you and next time we meet, we'll never say goodbye. …sadly missed and always remembered by your family and friends including your wife of 45 years, Barbara; and children: Michael Wood, Cynthia (Larry) Dunphy, John (Kelly) Wood, Mary Anne (Larry) Brown, Georgina Eden, Mike (Mindy) Eden, and Barbara (Bo) Hill. Please share your thoughts and memories of George with his family at



Gerald Michael "Jerry" Foster

Gerald "Jerry" Michael Foster was born April 6, 1946 in Bellingham, Washington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in Bellingham on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. He was 64 years old. Jerry is survived by his daughters Shelly and Nicole and sons Michael "Mike", Kevin, and Jamey; grandchildren Tiffany, Nick, Garrett, Landon, Maddy, Bella, Katie, Jaden, and Kailer; and great-grandson Levi. Surviving siblings include Milton "Sonny," Barbara (Allen), Rick, Larry and Dave. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ferne and Milton Foster, his infant brother Raymond, and his grandson John Michael. Jerry entered the Air Force when he was 17 and served in Vietnam. He looked forward to his yearly fishing trip with his brothers Sonny and Rick. He loved singing and writing, fishing, camping, spending time with his family, walking in the parks by the water, taking numerous photos to document family activities, and making others laugh. Above all, Jerry loved his family and adored his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. He was a generous soul and gave so much to everyone in need. He will be truly missed by all. You may share your thoughts and memories of Jerry on-line at



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.




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Hadley, Ernest L.

Monday, February 14, 2011 1:00 AM

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



Hazel Graves Clark

Hazel Graves CLARK Born Dec. 8, 1914 ~ Died Feb. 10, 2011 She was preceded in death by Lester C. Graves, second husband Lew Clark, and her son David E. Graves. She is survived by her daughter Peggy Garbarino (Frank), sister Marion Andrews, brother Glenn Broadgate, grandchildren Kay Garbarino Flowers (Steve), Scott Garbarino (Tami), Kristi Banning (Glen), John Graves, and 10 great grandchildren. Hazel was a long time resident of Kirkland, a 50+ year member of the Rose Hill Study Club, and an avid participant in the Kirkland Senior Center Fitness Group. There will be no funeral service per her request. Memorials may be sent to Childrens' Hospital in Seattle



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.



Herbert Walter Harris

Herbert Walter HARRIS Herbert Walter Harris, former Boeing Engineer. A burial service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Tahoma Nation al Cemetery in Kent, WA. Arrange ments: Donations to Seattle Audubon Society.



Hermania A. Anslinger

Passed away February 14, 2011. She was born June 26, 1915 in Haubstadt, Indiana., A gifted artist that worked in various mediums, from a carver of exquisite Victorian furniture's, to tiny porcelain tea-pots, with clients from many countries. She was one of ten miniature artists in the world. A great and gallant lady with a feisty sense of humor and a wonderful friend. At her request no services will be held.



Hilda A. Hawley

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Howard R. Johnson

Howard R. Johnson, 82, of Vancouver, WA, lost his battle with bladder cancer on Fri., Feb. 11, 2011 at his home with his family by his side. He was born at Rock Creek, in Battle Ground, WA, on Dec. 5, 1928, to Ralph and Luverna Johnson. He was the youngest of six children. He grew up in Clark County, last residing in the house he designed in Salmon Creek., At 17, he joined the Navy during, and spent two years serving his country in Hawaii, cleaning up Pearl Harbor., Howard and Shirley moved to California in the early 50's for a few years and he became a cement truck driver in Hollywood, with many stories to go with it! He worked at the Vancouver Shipyards, Bemis, and he was a machinist at Crown Zellerbach (James River). He retired from James River as the shop foreman, leaving behind many friends that had become like sons to him., Howard was multi-talented and a perfectionist in all he did. He was a commercial fisherman, he flew small planes, he built and raced cars, he could build and do just about anything. He did beautiful masonry work as well as woodworking., " Howard was an extremely generous man. He was always making gifts for people. He will be greatly missed." Howard bought property in Oysterville, WA four years ago and developed the property. With his family by his side, he drilled the well, cleaned up fallen trees (burning stumps was a favorite pastime for him) and built his dream cabin. He got to spend the last few years there and enjoyed every minute of it. When the cabin was finally done he would stay as often as possible with his girlfriend Evelyn and his 10-month-old lab puppy, Tanker. His family would join him in Oysterville whenever possible to work on the next project. He has been growing Redwood trees from seed to plant on his property, with great success. Howard was even woodworking in his shop on the one last project for the cabin two weeks before he passed away., Howard is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Pamela and Mike Taskey and Debra and Terry Dusenberry, all of Clark County. He has one brother, Paul, of Vancouver; brother-in-law, Joe Hazelwood also of Vancouver; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; many nieces; his special nephews that meant the world to him and many friends _ including Alan Wan and his girlfriend, Evelyn Thompson., In 2004 he lost his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley., There will be an Open House to remember Howard on Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1:00-4:00 p.m., at Jollie's Restaurant (across from the Clark County Fairgrounds)., Please sign Howard's guest book at:



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 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.



Irene Marie Anglin

Irene Anglin, of Everett, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2011. She was born October 2, 1923., A service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Purdy & Walters Funeral Home, on Pacific and Wetmore, Everett, WA. 




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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.



Jacqueline Cleone "Jackie" Johnson

Jacqueline "Jackie" Cleone Johnson quietly left her body to join Christ in Heaven February 10, 2011., Jackie was born November 29, 1927 in Iowa where she met the love of her life William "Bill" Johnson and married in 1948. They resided in Edmonds, WA for 43 years., Jackie worked at Yvonnes, which later became Kinderbritches, for over 30 years., Jackie will be deeply missed by her children, son, Craig and his wife, Christy; daughter, Carole and her husband, Grant; and daughter, Cindy. She also shared in the lives of her eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren who will deeply miss her presence., Preceded in death by "Her" Bill, she now shares once again their endless Love., Memorials may be made to Washington State Chapter of American Parkinson Disease Association.



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.



James D. Miller

MILLER, James D., Jim entered eternal rest on February 18, 2011. Born January 12, 1935 in Columbia, PA to Lloyd and Margaret Miller, he was raised in Marietta, PA, and graduated from East Donegal H.S. in Maytown, PA. Following H.S. served his country in the USAF and honorably discharged from Fairchild AFB as a SSGT in 1957. He attended Temple Community College and Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, PA. He returned to Spokane and was employed as a funeral director at Hazen & Jaeger and Smith Funeral Homes. He was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Oriental Lodge #74, Eastern WA Lodge of Research #310, Spokane Chapter OES #163, and the Inland Empire Past Masters Association. He enjoyed living in the Pacific Northwest most of his life and especially liked to hunt and fish., He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Darlene; daughter, Janna (Victor) Nicholson of Chattaroy; two sons, James C. (Janine) Miller of Miami, FL and Erik (Tiffany) Miller of Spokane; his sisters, Mary DeCarlton of Mt Joy, PA and Margaret "Peggy" (Joseph) Brenner of Columbia, PA; stepdaughters, Desiree (Charlie) Jones of Kent, WA, Dawnelle (Frank) Thornton of Seattle, WA, and stepson, Darby Cole of Kirkland, WA; five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward G.H. Miller., Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, February 21st, 12:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. and also, Tuesday, Feb 22nd, 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA., A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at, 2 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt, Spokane, WA 99205. Masonic Graveside service to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be made to Messiah Lutheran Church Building Fund. Guestbook



Jane M. Griffiths Jacques

Jane M Griffiths JACQUES Jane Margaret Griffiths Jacques, age 88 died February 9, 2011, in Silverdale, Washington. She was born May 7, 1922 at 101 Sutton Manor Road, New Rochelle, New York, to the late Charles Hayden Griffiths and late Marion Breen Griffiths. Her husband, the late Robert B. Jacques passed on in 1955. She was a great swimmer and accomplished spring board diver during High School at Fairfax Hall in Fairfax, VA. She also loved to sing while playing the piano and continued singing throughout her life both in church and community chorus. After graduating from Fairfax Hall she attended Barnard College in NYC and graduated with a B.S. in education from the Ohio State University in 1944. She married Robert B. Jacques in Columbus, Ohio on June 12, 1943. She and Bob had 3 sons. After the death of her husband she obtained her Masters degree in teaching from Columbia University in New York. The next 15 years were spent providing for and raising three sons while teaching Elementary School grades 2-5 in Columbus, Ohio. After the death of her father she pursued her love of art, by attending classes at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. She was constantly trying new things such as oil, water color, pencil, and block prints. She has left a wonderful collection of her work to her family. While in Hawaii she became a student of Buddhism and had a wonderful association with the Buddhist Study Center including a 1981 trip to Japan to see the places where Shinran Shonin actually lived, which brought great understanding and meaning into her life. She also took great pride in her cultural Welch Heritage especially the music. She is survived by three sons; Jon (Arsenia) of Honolulu, David (Karen) of Wayland, Massachusetts, Mark (Nancy) of Bainbridge Island, Washington; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A memorial service to spread Jane's ashes into Haleakala Crater in Maui is planned in the next year.



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.



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 



Jeffery C. Wetzel

Jeffery C. Wetzel continued his journey on February 14, 2011., He was born in Spokane, WA to Stephanie Wetzel and Darin Lane on April 25, 1985., He is survived by his younger sisters, Allyson Wetzel, and Faith and Sierra Lane; and also aunts and uncles, Greg and Tammy Lane of Lake Stevens, WA, Sean Lane of Seattle, WA, Chad Lane of Spokane, and Laurie Casey of Greeley, CO., He will also be greatly missed by his grandparents, Joe and Millie Bellet of Spokane, and Dorothy Wetzel of Lake Stevens; and by his cousins, Bret and Megan Lane, and Matthew and Kimberly Casey., Jeff was preceded in passing by his grandfather, Larry Lane; and father, Darin Lane., Jeffery was also engaged to be married to his fiancee, Elizabeth Molyneux, who will always remember him., Jeffery will always be remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit and ambitious ideas. He also had a fun and flirtatious personality that made an impression. One could always count on his quick wit to brighten the mood with his rascally responses., In his final days, Jeffery diligently worked on his Business Degree through the University of Phoenix., Jeffery will remain in the hearts of many people and may he Rest In Peace., Services will be held at Abba's Sanctuary Community Hall, 1525 North Machias Road, Lake Stevens on February 26, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.



Jerome S. Dodge

Born October 31, 1949, in Wichita, Kansas to Joella A. Howell and Jerome Dodge. He passed away peacefully at the family home on January 31, 2011. He moved to Spokane on July 17,1963 and graduated from Shadle High School in 1967., He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen, his son Kenneth "Mac" Dodge in Austin Texas; his parents Joella and Bill Howell of Boise, sister Sandra, brother Donald (Sandy) Howell, niece Merideth Howell, nephews Joe (Jennie) Howell and Mike (Amber) Howell, stepson Tate, (Loria) and grandchildren Justyn, Gavyn, Bryce and Aeydin. He worked at Spokane Foundry at Kaiser Trentwood and drove a school bus for Loon Lake School District., He will be remembered by his many friends as a sincerely nice and honest person. A memorial will be held in the summer, in Springdale, near the creek.



Jerome Vaughn

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 27, 1920 - Feb. 7, 2011 



Jerry Wayne Thompson

Jerry Wayne Thompson, 71, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Mount Vernon, WA on February 5, 2011 after a long battle with cancer., Jerry was born in Picher, Oklahoma February 1, 1940 and moved to Washington when he was six. He attended Lincoln High School where he was on the yell squad and graduated in 1958., Jerry began his career at Standard Oil, and later opened Jerry's Chevron in Lynnwood, WA. He also spent 14 years at Harris Ford. After retiring, he began his own wholesale floral business with his son, which he enjoyed until his health would no longer allow him to work. Jerry was a very hard working and generous man., He is survived by the love of his life, best friend and wife of 48 years, Linda. He was a devoted father to his sons, Martin, of Carnation, WA, Patrick, of Mount Vernon, Jerry Ryan, of Monroe,, WA and their spouses. Jerry also leaves behind eight grandchildren, the last arriving just two days after his passing, bringing joy and healing to our family. Jerry is also survived by his twin sister, Mary Jane Edwards., Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Thompson; mother, Mary Morisaki; brother, Jim Thompson; and nephew, Brett Thompson., Jerry will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, the best dad and grandpa ever. He is loved and will be truly missed., A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26 at 4104 241st St NE Arlington, WA, 98223.



Joan L. VanAusdell

Joan VanAusdell (Bott), 72, found her peace on 2-11-11. She was born in Brookings, OR and has been a resident of Vancouver, WA for the past 48 years. She retired from the Vancouver School District after being a School Bus Driver for 30 years. She is survived by her four children, Sherri Dannat, Steve Rogers, Lori Tyler, and Jackie Holter, all of Vancouver; sister, Lorraine Hieter of Portland, OR; and brother, Glenn Fisher of Brookings, OR. She was also blessed with 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many special nieces and nephews., A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the, . Your thoughts and comments in the online guest book would be appreciated., Please sign the Guest Book at



Joe Byron Vance

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Einan's Funeral HomeJoe Byron Vance was born on May 18, 1958 in Spokane, WA to Bruce and Lois Vance. Joe was tragically taken from us on February 12, 2011 at age 52. Joe is survived by his wife of 32 years Lorri Mc



John M. McClure

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

John M. McClure, pastor, chaplain, counselor, pilot, painter, passed away February 9 at age 95. John was born December 16, 1915 in Eldon, Iowa. Preceded in death by daughter Ester Davidson, he is survived by five children and his wife of 



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Juanita A. Springer

Passed to be with our Lord February 5, 2011, she had just celebrated her 87th birthday. Juanita was born in Indianapolis, Indiana January 30, 1924 to George and Myrtle Grace Langford. They moved to Spokane, WA where her father, George Langford, helped found KFPY which is now KXLY, where he retired as Head Engineer in 1970. Juanita attended Lewis and Clark High School where she was active in Chorus, Drama and sang Opera. She met William E. Springer while he was stationed at the Naval Base in Kirkland, WA. They married on June 5th, 1943 and moved to his hometown of Elizabethtown, Indiana. Juanita attended Business School while William got his degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. They had two children Stephen and Nancy Springer. After divorcing in 1958, Juanita returned to Spokane and became a Dental Assistant and Office Manager for Dr. Dominic Dire until she retired 30 years later. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she organized fund raisers for many organizations and charities. She was a wonderful single mother and sacrificed much to raise her children. She was a fantastic cook and had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She even endured "Band Practice" in the basement, her son Steve being a musician, so from then on, to all our musician friends she was known as Mom. She was kind and many times generous to the point she went without. She spoiled us all rotten, but she loved her family beyond measure. She is survived by son Stephen E. Springer and daughter Nancy A. Springer; grand- children Christopher T. Smith, Andrea R. Smith Borges, Jessie L. Apperson; five great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy M. Davis and niece Bobbie A. Stephens of Everett, WA; brother Wesley G. (Barbara) Langford; and nephews Jeff, Mike, "Too Slim" Tim and Randy Langford. She was laid to rest at Fairmount Memorial Park next to her father and mother on February 14, 2011. We will always love you and never forget you our Dearest Juanita, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Champion, Friend -¦ We will all miss you till we meet again, in the Heavens in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please sign Juanita's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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.



Karen Fecht

Karen Fecht passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 15, 2011., She is survived by longtime boyfriend, Dave; her son, Chris; brother, Rick; and sisters, Debbie and Terri; as well as the many friends she made along her life's travels., There will be no services held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Animal Surgery and Care Center.



Kathryn Elizabeth Andersen

Kathryn Elizabeth ANDERSEN Kathryn Elizabeth Andersen, 100 years old, passed away in Shoreline, WA on February 16, 2011. She was born in Renovo, PA on June 7, 1910. Kathryn moved to Sedro Woolley when she was 2 years old and to Seattle when she was 7 years with her parents, Robert and Lena Norie, and sister Martha. She married Eugene Andersen on June 18, 1932. Kathryn enjoyed maintaining a wonderful home and gardening at her Seattle home of 60 years, bowling, playing cards, and bingo. In later life, her interests included reading, doing puzzles, and watching sports, particularly the Mariners. Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Karen (Ron) Hosking, grandchildren Julie Hosking and Jeffrey (Nicole) Hosking, nieces Joanne Bowie and Arlene Bittrick, nephews John Woodworth, David Kerzie, and Richard Brevick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, and daughter, Marilyn. At her request, there will be no services.



Kathy (Hatmaker) Hankins

Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Telford's Chapel of the ValleyKathy (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, gradu



Keith K. Riggin,

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

June 22, 1951 - February 13, 2011



Keith S. Gilbertson Sr.

Snohomish coaching legend Keith S. Gilbertson Sr. died February 16, 2011, in the company of his sons, following complications in his recovery from heart surgery. He was 83., Coach Gilbertson spent his entire adult life training and mentoring athletes throughout the region, especially those from Snohomish High School, where he coached continuously for 61 years and was a gifted athlete himself in the early 1940s., He particularly relished his involvement with the Snohomish girls basketball team, because of the players' consistent attentiveness and eagerness to learn and improve. After entering the hospital at midseason this year, his goal in the final weeks of life was to get well and get back on the practice field for spring football workouts., He was preceded in death by his wife and high school sweetheart Eileen Amundsen Gilbertson and by his parents Steven and Helen Gilbertson. He is survived by son and fellow coach Keith Jr. and wife Barbara of Woodinville and West Lake, Ohio; son Jim and wife Tracy of Snohomish; son Jay of Lake Stevens; older brother George Gilbertson of Snohomish; grandchildren Ann Gilbertson Haggart, Leigh, Krissy and David Gilbertson; and great-grandchildren Zoe and Julian Haggart., Born August 20, 1927, in Snohomish and a 1945 SHS graduate, Gilby earned 10 letters in four sports as a Panther. He was a two-time Most Inspirational Player in football and captain of the 1944 football squad that had eight shutouts in nine games while posting the first unbeaten, untied season in school history. He served one year in the Naval Reserves after high school before getting into coaching at Pullman during his college days at Washington State after his own football-playing career was cut short by a head injury. While still a student, he helped coach the Cougars' freshman football team and also coached the Pullman High track team. After earning his degree and starting his own family, Gilby returned to Snohomish High in 1950 as a teacher and assistant coach under his own mentor, the late Stan Bates, and never left his alma mater despite numerous opportunities for higher-profile and better-paying jobs elsewhere., He was the head coach in football (1953-55), cross country (1956-65) and track (1956-66) and also operated a largely self-funded summer AAU track program (1958-65) in addition to being a national high school representative and committee worker for the NCAA Track and Field Committee and the U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association. Since 1965, he served as an assistant coach in football, boys and girls basketball and, for three seasons, baseball. His cross country teams brought SHS its first two state team titles in 1960 and 1965, and his track/cross country runners included state, national and world record-setters. He also coached state championship teams in boys basketball (1970) and football (1976 and 1978), and helped three girls basketball teams reach the state finals (1993, 2005 and 2009)., A gifted and popular English teacher, Gilby retired from the classroom after 31 years in 1981 but remained an unpaid volunteer coach through 2010. He suffered a mild stroke during the 1981-82 basketball season but missed only a few weeks and returned to help coach the team in the postseason. An early advocate of strength training and year-round conditioning, he worked with many college and professional athletes in their offseasons as well as with high school and AAU athletes over a six-decade career that impacted thousands of lives as he inspired all to realize their potential and simply do their best., Career honors include being named Snohomish Junior Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year in 1961, Everett Herald Coach of the Year in 1963, Washington Track and Field Federation Award for outstanding contributions in 1966 and Snohomish County Man of the Year in 1978., He was also inducted into the Washington State Coaches Association football and track/cross country halls of fame, and in 1993 he was among the charter members inducted into the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame., Funeral services for Coach Gilbertson will be held Monday, February 21 at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Snohomish, followed by interment at the G.A.R. Cemetery and a public memorial service at 1 p.m. in the Snohomish High School gym. Condolences to family members may also be expressed at a viewing and visitation Sunday, February 20, from 1-3 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Chapel in Snohomish. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Snohomish High School athletics or to the Eileen Gilbertson Scholarship Fund through the high school.



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. .....




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Lorraine C. HENRY A celebration of life will be held for Lorraine, Saturday February 26th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00p.m. at Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church 14514 20th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 




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Larry Allen Filbeck

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

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



Lawrence "Larry" Finnigan

June 24, 1922 -February 11, 2011 Larry Finnigan passed away at home February 11, 2011 at age 88. He lived and worked in the Seattle area most of his life, moving to Bellingham in 1998. He was a veteran of



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.



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 Special Olympics., 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 ~ Feb. 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 areain 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 memorial service was held this past week at Wiggen & Sons and Leta was buried with her husband at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle. 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



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 Hellen Rees

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Lorraine Boyer

Lorraine Boyer a resident of Birch Bay, Washington, passed away peacefully with her husband and son at her side Feb 13, 2011 after a battle with cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in New Westminster, B.C. on August 15, 1940 to Marguerite and William "Bus" Bell. She was a compassionate, caring and overall wonderful woman who worked at Birch Bay Business Park for over 20 years, and was an active member of her community. She was survived by her husband Hank, her two sons Wayne (Jane) and Bill, as well as her granddaughter Heather, her step children Carl (Tami) and Laura (Robert), her brothers Maurice, Russell (Carolyn), and John (Cecil) , and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her coworkers, customers and pets Andy and Misa. A Special thanks to Dr. Morrison and the staff of the ICU at St. Joseph's. In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Lorraine can be made to the



Louis "Luke" Feller

Louis "Luke" Feller passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at the age of 94 years. He was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Granum, Alberta, Canada to William and Elizabeth (Bouwer) Feller. As a youngster, he moved with his family to Grangeville, Idaho and then to Whatcom County at the age of 8. On Nov. 16, 1939 he was married to Dena Vander Woude and she preceded him in death Jan. 15, 2001. Luke owned and operated Feller Construction; building custom homes in Whatcom County for over 50 years. In his community he was actively involved with the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Assoc . and was a member of First Christian Reformed Church. Luke married his second wife, Willie Cramer on March 1, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Willie; children Carolyn (Gary) Parish of Burien, Wilford (Donna) Feller of Lynden, Elvin (Anna Lee) Feller of Everson; five grandchildren, Barbara (Mike), Leslie (Jim), Mark, Clint (Jamie) and Brent (Marlo); ten great-grandchildren; step-children Joe (Kathy) Cramer, Coralie (Ken) DeJong, Dan (Kathy) Cramer, Tom (Kim) Cramer and their families; and sister-in-law, Cora Vander Woude. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dena; brothers, Bill (Clara) DeHaas and Dan (Helen) Feller and sister Jenny (Gerrit) Vrieling. Visitation Tuesday, Feb. 22, 4 to 7 pm at Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted Wed., Feb. 23, 1:00pm at Monumenta Cemetery followed by a 2 pm memorial service at First Christian Reformed Church , 1010 Front St., Lynden. Memorials may be made to: Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St., or The Berthusen Barn Fund c/o Puget Sound Antique Tractor Assoc., P.O. Box 255, both of Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



Lyle Bryant

Lyle BRYANT Born 12-23-1920 Frazer, MT ~ 2-10-2011 Kent, WA Lyle was a cheerful and generous man, great storyteller, and loved to hunt and fish. He grew up in Bellingham, served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He owned Bryant's Auto Rebuild, and in retirement; he always had some little project going on in the shop, but was never too busy to help someone else. He was preceded in death by Ada, his wife of nearly 60 years. He will be missed by his sons, Bill (Judy) and Denny (Patty) Bryant, daughter Virginia (Bob) Casal, and 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grand- children. A special Thank You to Joan and Sergio Alvarado at People Helping People for their excellent compassion and care shown to Dad. No service at his request.




Mary E. McGuire (Gramma Mary), 85, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully early in the morning on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at United General Hospital., She was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on March 8, 1925, to the late Ernest and Ollie Dempsey, the second of their eight children. When Mary and the family moved to the Skagit Valley area in 1940, they were joined by the love of her life, Dale McGuire. The two of them were soon married in Sedro-Woolley on November 12, 1940., Dale and Mary were both hard working Americans, usually maintaining several jobs at a time. Mary was most proud of her job at Northern State Hospital, working in the kitchen, from where she eventually retired. Mary wasn't all work though, she also enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and was an avid Seattle Seahawks and Mariners fan. She enjoyed playing BUNKO and BINGO with her friends as well as making her rounds at the casino., Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Richter; son and daughter-in-law, DeWayne and Sandy McGuire; grandchildren, Rachel and Jesse Thompson, Robin Richter, Rylie Richter, Tammy and Jess Henriod, Tom McGuire, and Terri and Dave Meeks; sister, June and Marv Becker; brothers, Glen and Rita Dempsey, and LeRoy and Margaret Dempsey; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her "adopted" family, daughter, Sue Hennigs, and grandchildren, Michael Hennigs and Michelle Rizzo., She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale McGuire; sisters, Gladys Jackson and Lois Brevick; brothers, Jack Dempsey and infant brother, Clarence Dempsey and son-in-law William "Billy" Richter., She will always be remembered for her feisty spirit, and her "let's go" attitude. "As a rule" whether "riding a dull pair of scissors to Texas" or "ripping someone's shirt off" she always kept her family laughing with her numerous sayings and antics., Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at the Inspire Church of Skagit Valley, State and Township Streets, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Brent Kimball presiding. A graveside committal will follow at Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. A time of visitation will be available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday, February 21st, at Lemley Chapel. Share memories of Mary and sign the on-line guest register at




Mary Starkey German Mary was born on March 11, 1929 in Campbell, MN to Forrest and Marie (Edner) Starkey. She passed away on February 15, 2011 in University Place, WA. She grew up attending Campbell School with her brothers, sister, and many cousins. She attended the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She met Matt German and they were married on September 5, 1949 in Oaks, ND. Matt's job took them from ND to TX to LA to MT to CA to WA. They finally settled in Tacoma, WA in 1959. After raising six children, she went to work as an interviewer for the U.S. Bureau of the Census. She was a member of First Congregational Church for fifty-one years. Mary is survived by her sons Jonathan (Norma) German, Philip (Evelyn) German, and Douglas (Lisa) German, daughters M. Jane (Frank) Boardman, Margaret Newschwander, and Katherine (Robert) Anderson, and brother Thomas (Mary) Starkey in TX, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 1974, she was preceded in death by her husband Mathias George German Jr. The family would like to thank the dedicated staffs of the University Place Care Center and Franciscan Hospice for their care and compassion during Mary's last days. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 3:00pm at Faith Presbyterian Church, located at 620 S. Shirley St., Tacoma, WA. Memorial donations can be made to the



Marcia Ann Greenwell

Marcia Ann GREENWELL Marcia, age 64, of Peoria, AZ (formerly of Mercer Island & Sammamish, WA) passed away on January 1, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Chicago, IL on May 31st, 1946. She received her BACJ from Seattle University. Her passions were humanitarian efforts including early civil rights support, children in need, political debate and love for her family. She was a devoted & supportive wife to Robert for 45 years. Cooking was one of her joys and another was travelling with Robert anywhere. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her sons, Rob (Tomoko) and Mike (Julie); daughter Danielle (Jackie); grandchildren Desiree & Elliott; sisters, Betty (Dwight), Laura (Bill), Marilyn; brother, Al (Joanne) and numerous nieces and nephews.A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 18th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica's on Mercer Island.A Celebration of her life will follow at Salty's at Alki beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions to your favorite charity or local hospice are greatly appreciated.



Margaret A. Cordes

CORDES, Margaret A., Margaret passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011. She was born in Spokane, January 24, 1939, to Hap and Tan Wright., A 1957 graduate of Lewis, & Clark High School, she also attended Eastern Washington College. In April 1962, Margaret married Karl H. Cordes, after which their two children, Mark and Julie, were born. She was employed with Spokane School District #81 Food Service, eventually retiring in 1999. Margaret enjoyed sewing, was active in the Whitworth Women's Auxiliary, and served in several capacities at Whitworth Presbyterian Church. Margaret was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. Her care, thoughtfulness, and incredible wit will be joyously remembered and missed by everyone who knew her., Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Karl, in 1989. Survivors include: Son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jennifer Cordes; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Tom Yearout; grandsons David Yearout and Braeden Cordes; granddaughters Laurie Yearout and Kaila Cordes; sister Janet Orr; sister/brother-in-law, Annetta and Don Farr; a niece, three nephews, their spouses, children and grandchildren., A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Whitworth Presbyterian Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane 99251. In lieu of flowers, Margaret's family members suggest donations in her name to Whitworth Church, Whitworth University, or the Parkinsons Foundation.



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 



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.



Mariya Semenko

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

Feb. 14, 1938 - Feb. 4, 2011 



Marjorie Ann Thrawley

Born September 5, 1919 - Passed on to re-join her husband of nearly 52 years of marriage, James R Thrawley, on November 30, 2010. She was the first born to Edwin B Tidd, Sr. and Mary Margaret Neuman. She was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Anne Bedal, brothers, Art and Don, and sister, Virginia. She is survived by her son James E Thrawley, daughter-in-law Judy, grandchildren Daniel, Deborah, Pamela, Laurie and Aaron, numerous great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Edwin B. Tidd, Jr. and sisters Meriam Long and Helen Fulbinger. Marjorie was best known for her accomplishments in the business world as a bookkeeper for Tom (Hat) Freeman Clothiers, and the Bon Marche in the 50s and 60s. Her love of games with family and friends will never be forgotten as well as her love of Bingo. A very special thanks goes to Sullivan Park Care Center for their excellent care during her last years.



Mary Fox

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Mary Lou Lake

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Lou Lake, passed away January 28, 2011 in Everett, WA., Services will be held in Tooele, Utah. 



May, Marilyn

Friday, February 18, 2011 1:00 AM 

Marilyn Jean May, January 19, 1947 – January 29, 2011 Marilyn age 64 passed away at home in Kittitas, WA with her loving daughter .....



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 ..... 



Melba G. Herring

Mrs Melba G. HERRING (Melba Filbert James) Melba died in Surprize, Arizona on 12-22-2010 at age 93. Final resting place 2-21-11 (Mon), 11:00 a.m., Sunset Hills Cemetery, Blvu (Wa). All welcome to graveside service. "Bye-bye Sweetie, We love you" too. MVP #89.



Michael R. Havens

HAVENS, Michael R., Passed away on February 7, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Mike was born in Bakersfield, CA on May 30, 1956., He grew up in various cities in California where he gathered many fond memories of his childhood. He was working for Greyhound Bus Lines when he transferred to Spokane in 1982. It was there that he met his wife, Patricia. They were soon married and spent 26 years together raising two wonderful children. He also worked at Bargain Giant for 19 years as a meat department manager. Mike enjoyed being outdoors, bird watching, camping, stargazing, or just going for long walks while collecting golf balls., Michael is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Danielle and Ryan; mother Marilynn Havens; father Bill Kerrell; mother-in-law Ingrid Zeppenfeld; sister Lynda (John) Formiconi; brother Steve (Andrea) Havens; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. his best friend and father-in-law Artur Zeppenfeld preceded him in death. Funeral Services will be held 2pm Sunday, February 20, 2011 in the Sunset Chapel at Fairmont Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Providence Sacred Heart Foundation.



Neil Robert Johnsen

Neil Robert Johnsen, 63, of Arlington, WA died January 26, 2011 due to complications of a heart attack that occurred six weeks earlier on December 16, 2010., Neil was born on August 04, 1947 in Everett, Washington., Neil was a Washington State native and lived for most of his life in the Everett and Arlington vicinity. Neil also lived in the Spokane area for a short time from 1974 to 1982., Neil graduated from Everett High School in 1965. Neil met the love of his life, Celia, shortly after. They married in 1971 and had their one and only child, Ryan, in 1974., Neil excelled in everything that he did. He volunteered as a firefighter early in his life and then worked in sales, construction, and then transitioned to the Information Technology (IT) field after earning an Associate of Science Degree from Everett Business College. He was employed by Bayliner Marine, located near the Arlington Airport, where he worked as the Telecommunications Manager from 1987 to 1999. After being laid off from Bayliner, Neil immediately obtained employment at Lowe's Home Improvement, in Smokey Point, WA where he worked until his retirement in 2005., Neil was an avid outdoors man and loved his family. He will always be remembered for his booming voice, laugh, and love for people. Neil was very dearly loved and he will be sorely missed., Neil is survived by his wife, Celia Johnsen; his son, Ryan and his wife, Melissa; and three grandchildren, Jordyn, Christian, and Gabriel; as well as his brother, Dan., He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Andrea Johnsen., There will be a memorial, honoring his life at 1:00 p.m., March 26, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church located in Everett.



Norman Howe

Norm Howe, 77, of Malo, WA died February 5, 2011., Norm was raised in Granite Falls, WA., He leaves behind one sister, Jeannette Jeffers; ten wonderful daughters; and numerus grandchildren and great-grandchildren., A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 p.m., February 26, 2011 at the Granite Falls Eagles. All are welcome.



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 Joseph Mayer

Orville was born in Colton, WA, to Ursula and Charles Mayer, and was taken from his family as a result of a rare cancer in Sun City West, AZ. His professional career was dedicated to the grain industry. He served as Manager of St. John Grain Growers, Director of a variety of grain organizations and he traveled to the Orient as well as New Zealand and Australia promoting wheat sales and learning about a new type of wheat storage. He had a wonderful life with his wife of 60 years Clara Mae (Verzani) Mayer who survives him at the family home. Family was the most important part of his life and he leaves behind in addition to his wife six children Christy and Gary Jones, Spokane, WA; Greg and Kathy Mayer, Colfax, WA; Nancy Greenwalt, Ritzville, WA; Brian and Chris Mayer, Maui, HI; Lori and Jon Tiessen, Anacortes, WA and Todd Mayer, Ritzville, WA, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Rosary will be recited and the funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. Gall's Catholic Church, Colton, WA. Memorials may be made to the House of Charity, P. O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210 or a charity of your choice.



Orville Richard "Joe" Gault

Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Otis J. Loggins Jr.

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

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




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Philip Walterman of Anacortes, WA, went to be with his loving Lord and Savior on February 15, 2011., Philip was born to Harry and Hulda Walterman on August 24, 1921 in Cook County, Chicago Illinois., Upon graduation from High School, Philip enlisted in the U.S, and served until receiving an honorable discharge., He met his loving sweetheart of 66 years, Dorothy Westman and they were married on Sept. 9, 1944, in Chicago IL., They moved from Chicago IL to Anacortes WA in October of 1945 and resided there where they raised their family., They raised two daughters as he was employed at the Morrison Lumber Mill for a short time and then entered into the life insurance business as a broker and agent for 55 years until retiring in 2010. He was a devoted husband and father and as a family, they attended the First Assembly of God Church. He served as Sunday School superintendent, teacher, choir director and deacon during that time. He was a witness to his community as he served his Lord and Savior publicly., Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hulda Walterman; and three brothers, Harry, DeVore and Bruce Walterman., He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; and two loving daughters, Carol (Stanley) Wells of Anacortes WA, and Janice (Bob) Zetterberg of Kent WA. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Cherilyn (Dan) Spidell of Mount Vernon, WA, DeAnn (Shawn) Whitford of Richland, WA, Daniel (April) Zetterberg of Kent, WA, and David (Stacy) Zetterberg of Kent, WA; fifteen great-grandchildren with another one about to enter the family., Private funeral services are to be held at the Tahoma National Military Cemetery in Kent, WA with full military honors where Philip will be interred., A memorial celebration service is to be held on March 5th, 2011 at the First Assembly of God Church, 1617-29th Street, Anacortes, WA at 1:00 PM which will be followed by a reception time immediately following the service., All are welcome to stay and share memories of Philip with family and friends., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, WA.



Patricia Loop

Patricia Loop, 78, Patricia Loop passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011. She was born July 14, 1932 in San Pedro, CA, daughter of Norman and Ida Keck. Pat attended high school at Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, WA, and graduated in 1950. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Walla Walla College. After graduating, Pat taught at Glendale Adventist Academy in California. In 1961 she married Merlin Loop. After leaving Glendale the Loops moved to Aloha, Oregon where she taught alongside her husband from 1971 to 1994 at Tualatin Valley Junior Academy in Hillsboro, OR. Retirement brought Pat and Merlin to Tucson, AZ to be with their fellow "snowbirds" and closer to family. Merlin passed away in 2004. He and Pat enjoyed 43 years of marriage. Pat recently made the move to Murrieta, CA in 2009. Pat had many friends that she kept up with them via email and Facebook. If you needed to know who, what, where, Pat was the one to call. She was known for her "20 questions" because, "How else do you find out?" She was upbeat, nurturing and kind. Her greatest joy was her son, Doug, whom she and Merlin adopted at 3 days old. Doug was blessed with wonderful parents. When grandchildren came along they moved to the top of the list. The running joke with friends was that each had the smartest and most beautiful grandchildren. According to Pat, her's were both. Pat Loop will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandma, sister, friend and teacher., Pat is survived by her son, Douglas M. Loop and his wife, Cathy, of Wildomar, CA; grandchildren, Lauren and Adam Loop, Jeremee Berube, of Riverside, CA, and Joshua Berube, of Beaumont, CA; brother, Norm Keck, of Everett, WA; great-grandchildren, Bradley, Calista and Jacob; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends; and her students. Especially close to Pat were lifelong friends, the Jones' and Bergers'., Pat loved the Lord and rested in the knowledge of Christ's soon return where we will be united once again., A Celebration of Life was held on February 5, 2011., Pat devoted 35 years of her life in dedication to Christian education. Having done so, the family is requesting any donations be made to the Murrieta Springs Adventist Christian Academy Library, 32477 Starbuck Cr., Murrieta, CA, 92562. Office phone number 951-461-2243.



Paul Oliver Lawrence Jr.

Paul Oliver Lawrence Jr., of Snohomish, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on February 16, 2011 due to a massive heart attack while playing his beloved basketball., Paul was born April 22, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Paul Oliver Lawrence Sr. and Barbara (Knockum) Lawrence., Raised in Hawaii, Paul first came to the Northwest to play college basketball as a shooting guard for the Seattle University Redhawks and continued to be a presence on local courts and playgrounds. He graduated from the university in 1989 with a degree in Public Administration., Based in Everett, Lawrence joined Maximum Sports Management in 2001 and was the main contact for many of Maximum's NFL clients. He was well-known in the business for his integrity and ability to create excellent relationships with players and management alike., Before coming to Maximum Sports Management, he worked in sportswear design and manufacturing and sports marketing., Paul is survived by his dear family; wife, Holli (Grover); daughters, Ashlee and Dominique; son, Trey; mother, Barbara; brother, Tyrone (Rachel); nephew, Tyrone Jr.; niece, Tiffany; sisters-in-law, Heather Grover and nephew, Tyler, Heidi Llerenas (Miguel) and neices, Sarah and Daisy, Hayley McClellan (Jeff) and nieces, Janelle Farnsworth and Lindsey; nephews, Cody Farnsworth and Luke; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Milt and Susie Grover., His father, Paul Oliver Lawrence Sr., preceded him in death., Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 329 Avenue A, Snohomish., Viewing will be Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bauer Funeral Chapel, 701 First Street, Snohomish., In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Paul O. Lawrence Children's Memorial Fund. Donations may be made at any Chase Bank branch.



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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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 



Reverend Eric H. Werts

Our dearly beloved Reverend Eric Hilary Werts went home to the Lord in Vancouver, WA, on February 14th after a three-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was born on March 20, 1944 in Los Angeles to Frank and Virginia Werts. He was the second of six children. He graduated from Loyola High School in 1961. Eric joined the California Jesuits the summer of 1961 and did his training in Los Gatos, CA. While with the Jesuits he graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and received his Masters of Divinity from Berkeley. He remained with the Jesuits until 1979. In 1980 he went to work in Silicon Valley for ROLM/IBM/Siemens. He started as an Instructor and retired 25 years later as a highly respected Senior Software Engineer., In 1982 he met his beloved future wife Ruth. They were married in 1984 and recently celebrated their 26th anniversary. They both loved to travel and spent many wonderful years traveling around the world. Eric retired in September 2005 and in May 2006 they decided to have a retirement adventure on the East Coast. They rented their home in Los Gatos, CA and moved to Portland, Maine for two years. It was a great adventure but six months before coming back to California, Eric was diagnosed with ALS., They returned to California in June 2008 to sell their home and move to Vancouver, WA so they would be close to the Providence ALS Clinic in Portland, OR., In April 2010, Eric was received as an Episcopal Priest at St Luke's Episcopal Church in Vancouver, WA. He was an active priest until the end of July when he was unable to continue due to his health., Eric fought a good fight but ALS is relentless and always wins., Eric is survived by the love of his life, his wife Ruth; his adored daughter, Robyn and her amazing husband, Mike Lewis; sisters, Anne Morrissey (Rich), Genny Delaney (Tom); brothers, Mark (Amanda), Paul, Carl (Melinda). Other family members include his wonderful aunt, Sister Judith Vaughan O.P.; and uncle, Richard Vaughan S.J.; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear and close friends., He was admired and loved by so many, he will be truly missed but never forgotten., A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver on Saturday, February 26th at 3:30 p.m. with reception to follow. Memorial services will also be held in San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, CA at a later date., Eric generously donated his body to ALS Research to help find a cure for this horrible disease., In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his name to the ALS Association, 700 NE Multnomah St., Ste. 870, Portland, OR 97232 or to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663., We would like to thank the ALS Association, Hospice Southwest and our fabulous Community of Care group for all the wonderful support and love they gave to us on this journey., Please sign the Guest Book at



Richard "Dick" Dahlstrom

Dick Dahlstrom of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2011. His wife Kathy said Valentine's Day was always their special day., Dick received his most pleasure from his loving wife Kathy, his cherished family and devoted friends., "He was an amazing husband, father, and friend." Dick was an enthusiastic outdoors man who lived life to its fullest. His other passion was landscaping, he worked hard keeping his beautiful property looking like a park., At his request there will be no funeral service., A celebration of life will occur at a later date., Remembrances may be made in memory of Dick Dahlstrom to the Northwest Cancer Society., Please share memories at, or



Richard A. Lord

When he got out of the Navy, he returned to Connecticut and bought a custom-built 1967 Corvette 427 Roadster. It was this car that first attracted the attention of his future wife, Katherine. They married in 1968. Ever the family man, he traded his Corvette for a wood-paneled station wagon when two daughters, Kristina and Kerry, came along.



Robert David Funkhouser M.D.

Bob, who had fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest on a boyhood visit with an uncle in Spokane, brought his new family to Seattle, where he interned at King County Harborview Hospital. After completing his internship and serving as a captain in the U.S.



Robert Eugene (Bob) Stevens

A man is known by the company he keeps. A true renaissance man, Bob was always up for a rousing debate…on any topic. He encouraged and valued civil discourse. Bob was an affable man; easily liked. The diversity and quality of the people he considered friends is a testament to how he lived his life. Whether performing on stage or telling jokes (complete with character voices) he just had a way of making people laugh., He worked in the title insurance industry for 30 years, moved to the land development side of the real estate industry and most recently worked for Erickson-Phillips Attorneys at Law...and could make a bureaucrat cry., Bob is survived by his wife Ava of 17 years. True to his character he insisted no service to be planned. Perhaps a trait of his dour Scottish heritage, he just didn't want all the emotional bother involved in mourning his death. However, his somewhat contrary redheaded wife will plan an informal reception in late March to raise a glass to remember a man who had a life well lived, and who was well loved. Northwood Park Cemetery is in charge of cremation., Remembrances are requested for: SacredFlight- A Palliative Music Practice, PO Box 6866, Portland, OR 97228,, Please sign the Guest Book at



Robert Perkins

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

Nov. 15, 1937 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Robert Rosson

Of Kennewick, Washington, died February 5, 2011 in Spokane, Washington., He was born November 11, 1924 in Alicel, Oregon. He was 3 years old when his family migrated across the Columbia River from, Wallula to Hover on a water current ferry. He was raised by a widowed mother and attended Kennewick schools and Washington State University., He was a design engineer during two years construction of the "F" and "H" Reactors for Atkinson-J.A. Jones at Hanford and Chief Architectural Engineer for McNary and Ice Harbor dams for Corps of Engineers at Walla Walla. He spent 21 years with AEC and ERDA at Hanford as part of the Project Engineering team on 100 KE, KW, and N Reactors, and many other nuclear support facilities. The next 10 years was spent with Vitro Engineering Co. at Hanford and then a year as Project Manager for WPPSS #2 reactor substructure contractor. After eight years employed by J.A. Jones Engineering Department he retried in 1987., He is a Navy veteran of, and a licensed Real Estate Broker., Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife Marguerite of 59 years and his sister Loverne Taylor. He left behind sister, Dorothy Hughes of Richland; daughter, Gaylene (Dan) Harris of Spokane; son, Garry (Barb) Rosson of Seattle; grandchildren, Jon Rosson of Seattle; Nikkole (John) Duvall of Kennewick; Jarred (Brandy) Ralls of California; Josh Harris of Seattle, and (great-grandchildren) Aliyanna and Jaylen Ralls, also his best friend "Ticker"., The family wishes to thank all the wonderful caregivers at Waterford and Hospice of Spokane for their caring and compassionate support., The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Hospice of Spokane or Alzheimer's Foundation in his name.



Roger Alan Lasswell

Passed away January 3, 2011, at his home in North Hollywood, CA. Born in Republic, WA, on April 20, 1928, to Harriett Margaret Sorenson and William Curtis Lasswell, he was raised in Spokane, WA, where he graduated with honors from Lewis & Clark High School in 1946. He attended Gonzaga U. and the U. of Washington, where he was an intramural boxing champion and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, graduating in 1950 with a BA in Economics. Roger received the highest score ever recorded on the National Law School Admission Test and attended USC Law School., He joined the U. S. Navy in 1951 and was sent to Japan where he worked until 1953 as a news correspondent with the Navy Public Information Office and later as announcer at the Tokyo headquarters of Armed Forces Radio Services. He received international publicity with friend Don Tuschoff in 1953-54 for hitchhiking around the world, visiting 27 different countries and colonies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe for less than $900 apiece., Roger (as Todd Lasswell) pursued a career in stage, screen and television in Hollywood and New York, appearing in "Suddenly Last Summer" with Lillian Roth, in "Prehistoric Planet" with Wendell Corey and in many other productions. Roger and his partner Bill Reilly founded and operated Multiteck Industries, one of the first entities to import high quality machine parts and automotive electrical products from Japan. Roger loved thoroughbred racehorses and one of his proudest moments was receiving a trophy from the mayor of Phoenix when his horse Leinster House won the Phoenix Gold Cup in 1980., Roger was preceded in death by his parents and by his only brother, William Curtis Lasswell, Jr., of Spokane, WA. He is survived by his nephews Stephen Lasswell (Ann) of Phoenix, AZ, and Kevin Lasswell (Denyce) of Highlands Ranch, CO, his sister-in-law Sharon Lasswell of Spokane, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Stephen can be reached at email



Rosie Howe

Rosie was born February 2, 1971 and passed February 18, 2010., Rosie leaves behind her only son, Harold., She will be missed. 



Ruth Alice Dressel

Our precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Ruth Alice Dressel, passed away on February 13, 2011., She was born January 17, 1925. Ruth was very proud of being 86 years old., She is survived by her daughter, Paulette Salmon; and her two grandchildren, Tamara Foroe and Hollace Johnston. She had five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren., Ruth was born to Charles and Ruth Williamson in Hedley, B.C. Out of a family of 11 siblings, she has one brother remaining, Joe Williamson, 94., She loved God, her family and friends. She looked forward to the coming of Jesus and the resurrection when she would no longer be fettered by the restraints of her illness. Ruth accepted all things with grace and patience. She is resting in Jesus now, soon to be awakened by the Lord Himself. She thrilled at the description of that glorious day and the gathering of families, separated by death, brought together by the angels., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory.



Ruth Elizabeth Loeffler

Passed away New Year's Day in Fairfield, WA. She was born October 22, 1917 in Ruff, WA and raised in Pine City. She graduated from Pine City High School and attended Kinman Business College,, graduating in 1937. While employed in the Spokane area, she met Leroy "Bud" Loeffler. They married in 1939, settling in the Fairfield area and raising four children. She was active in the Zion Lutheran Church and the Women's Circle. Ruth was devoted to her family and friends and she loved to garden, try new recipes, travel, and boat on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Her wonderful smile and caring charm will be fondly remembered by all those she knew. Ruth is survived by her children, Kaye Ferrel of Walla Walla, Karen Felber of Spokane, Robert (Sharon) Loeffler of Redmond and Rick (Cheryl) Loeffler of Fairfield. She also leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by Bud and grandson Timothy Felber. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairfield with luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 324, Fairfield, WA 99012.



Ruth L. (Chase) Charleson

Ruth L. (Chase) Charleson passed away peacefully in Bellingham, WA with her family at her side on February 12, 2011. Born November 12, 1926 in Port Arthur, Ontario, she moved west at age 11 to Ocean Falls, B.C. After graduation from St. Paul Hospital Nursing School in Vancouver B.C., she married her love, Donald A. Charleson, on July 16, 1951. They had six children together and were married 59 years. With kids in tow the family moved between Ocean Falls, B.C., Portland OR, Port Alberni B.C. and Boise, Idaho before retiring in Bellingham, WA. Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her strong faith in the Lord and love of reading, gardening, traveling, and "skunking" everyone at Scrabble. Ruth was a passionate artist who had her hands in multiple art forms. Mum is loved and survived by daughters, Margo (Don) Domes, Kim Charleson, Lia (Carl) Heisel, Nancy (Darren) Whanger; sons, Christopher ( Mary) Charleson, Dan Charleson; and her 9 grandchildren. A family celebration of Ruth's life is being planned for the summer. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Mission Ministries of Bellingham, WA. Jerns Funeral Chapel & On-site Crematory Bellingham, WA




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




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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. [...]




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Samuel Merlyn Chavis

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Samuel Merlyn Chavis went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 12, 2011. He was born to Ada and Sam Chavis on December 27, 1928 in Prosser, WA., He grew up in Mount Vernon and Auburn, WA., Merlyn attended the Seventh Day Adventist Academy in Auburn, WA. He joined the Merchant Marines in December, 1945, and served on small crafts in the Philippines during WWII. He worked as a painter and was a member of the Painters Trust Union. Later, he became a Master Taper, working for U.S. Drywall and doing his own contracting. He taught three of his step-sons his trade., Merlyn's favorite hobby was Ham Radio. He acquired his radio license, call letters W7IKG, in 1956 and was upgraded to the advanced license, W7XM, in 2006. He built his own radio equipment and enjoyed this hobby immensely, chatting with people all over the world. He was a member of the Radio Club of Tacoma for many years., Merlyn spent his retirement years in Spokane, WA with his wife Reni and their many beloved pets. He enjoyed making his own salsa and canning it, along with growing an ample vegetable garden, and of course, his favorite hobby: Ham Radio. He also enjoyed playing guitar, going crabbing and shrimping in his boat on the Puget Sound, and cheating at card games with his girls., Merlyn was preceded in death by his parents and seven of his eight siblings. He is survived by his wife Lorene (Reni), sister Jean Fenimore (Stan); his six daughters: Merlynda (Kevin) Childers, Marie (John) Jackson, Missy (Mike) Morehart, Michelle (Ralph) Smith, Marty (Keith) Barnes, and Marita (Gary) Senum. He had fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren with one more great-grandchild on the way when he passed. He is also survived by his step-children Tom (Cesalee) Clark, Jim (Lorie) Clark, Diana Clark, Dan Webster, Clay (Leslie) Webster, sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren., Merlyn spent the last three years in the Spokane Veterans Home. The family would like to thank the staff for taking such good care of Merlyn, with a special thanks to Sue Lindley. We are all especially grateful to Merlyn's step-daughter, Diana, for the loving care she gave him every day at the Veterans Home., There will be a memorial/celebration of life service for Merlyn on Sunday, March 6th at the Colbert Chapel, 4922 E. Bernhill Rd., Colbert, WA 99005, at 2:00pm. A reception will follow.



Shirley A. Kolbeck

Shirley was born on September 22, 1939 in Spokane and passed away on February 12, 2011 in Spokane. She was raised in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1958., Shirley is survived by her son Michael Kolbeck of Spokane, daughter Cheryl Kolbeck of Kirkland, granddaughter Jessica Kolbeck of Everett, brother Alan Pharness of Spokane, uncle Wallace Pharness, aunts Betty Pharness and Evelen Hamer, nieces Julie, Nicole and Andrea, daughter-in-law Ann Kolbeck, sister-in-law Signe Pharness, numerous cousins, former husband of 24 years Bert Kolbeck and her precious kitty Brandy. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Wesley and Joyce Pharness., Shirley was a homemaker and enjoyed many hobbies, one of which was genealogy. She traced her family history back to Col. William Barret Travis who fought at the Alamo. She loved camping in the Montana wilderness with her family, gardening, cooking and canning. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts and reading. Shirley later became a certified nursing assistant and worked for Sunshine Gardens until 2009., Shirley will always be remembered for her bright and beautiful smile, soft demeanor, a wonderful and kind soul and for her love of animals. She was the best Mother, grandmother, sister and aunt anybody could ever wish for. Her family will greatly miss her., Private ceremony pending.



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.



Sidney E. Holden

HOLDEN, Sidney E., Born January 7, 1942, Sid went to be with the Lord February 16, 2011., He passed away at home surrounded by his family after a two-year battle with Multiple Myeloma., Born and raised in New Jersey, Sid graduated from Bergenfield High School and from Central College in Iowa with a degree in Sociology. While in Iowa, he met and fell in love with his wife, Judith Vandenberg. Sid made Spokane his home in 1979 and together they raised two sons. Sid enjoyed a long career in the Criminal Justice system until retiring in 2007. He and Judi were avid boaters and campers and spent many long weekends on their sailboat with family and friends in Bayview, ID. He was an active member in his church, and was blessed by the many friends who became members of his Christian family., He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judi; two sons, James F. Holden (wife Anca) of Belchertown, MA and Jonathan R. Holden (wife Tara) of Davenport, WA; two grandsons, Alexander and Daniel, and two granddaughters, Michaela and Olivia; his sister Janet Arguello, (husband Edward) of Colorado; and numerous nephews and nieces. Sid was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Holden, Sr. and Grace (Engleke)., A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Monday, February 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 North Indian Trail Road, Spokane, WA 99208. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the Food Bank, and the International Myeloma Foundation at



Steven A. Birdsall

Steven A. BIRDSALL Age 52. Loving husband of Polly Vaughn. Devoted father of Madison and Kellen. Son of Richard and Arlene Birdsall. Teacher at Maple Hills Elementary for 22 years. Celebration of life 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 22 at Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley. Full obituary and on-line guest book: WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



Steven Leroy Dotson

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeSteven Leroy Dotson, 61, of Wapato passed away Monday, February 14, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Seattle. Steve was born May 10, 1949 in Yakima to Clarence and Esther (Wittenberger) Dotso



Susan Harmon

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

May 11, 1960 - Feb. 12, 2011 




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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,



Thomas I. Appleton

Thomas I. APPLETON Thomas Ivan Appleton was born July 6, 1942 to Ivan and Pauline Appleton. Tom grew up in Edmonds, Washington attending Edmonds High School and continued living in Edmonds his entire life. He enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger. After leaving the Navy he married his wife Roberta (Bertie). They have two sons Brian and Bruce, and one granddaughter Jolene from Brian. Tom had a love for classic cars. He would often just get into his yellow '56 Ford pickup and go for a drive or to the local drive in car shows on the weekends. He was in the process of building his dream hot rod being built from a 1929 Ford model "A" Coupe. Tom worked in the maritime industry for decades. He spent his last twenty years with his second family at Harley Marine Services a.k.a. Olympic Tug and Barge. Tom received the news of his cancer nine and a half months ago and fought it to the very end. He died peacefully on February 15, 2011 with his family by his side. Tom is preceded in death by his mother, father, and his younger brother Jerry. He is survived by his wife Bertie, his son Brian and Brian's wife Alana and daughter Jolene and his son Bruce and Bruce's wife Carolyn. Tom will be greatly missed by his family, his extended family Allie and Joe McKay and all those that he has touched and helped throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Swedish Hospital Cancer Research or PAWS of Lynnwood. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb 28th at 1:00pm at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA. Please leave messages to the family at



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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.



Vern Duane Hall

Vern Duane HALL Born February 17, 1961. Passed on February 12, 2011. He unexpectedly passed peacefully in his sleep. We are thankful he is with the Lord.He is survived by is wife of 26 years, Janet Hall, his beloved daughter Jessica Hall, his brother Ron Hall. His outgoing and compassionate nature made him a multitude of great friends who will truly miss him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northwest Kidney Center Foundation. Please consider becoming an organ donor.



Vicki L. Whitaker

Vicki Lynn Whitaker died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on Monday, February 14, 2011 at home in Stanwood, WA., Vicki was born August 27, 1950 in Everett, WA., She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Janet Burns; and her sister, Patti Burns., Vicki is survived by her children, Eric (Lystra) Whitaker, of Lake Stevens, WA, Michelle Harvin, of Stanwood, WA, and Bret (Krystal) Whitaker, of Mill Creek, WA; Vicki's siblings, Gary (Linda) Burns, of Arlington, WA, Nicki (Joe) Burns-Amma, of Arlington, WA; Vicki's grandchildren, Austin Whitaker, of Stanwood, WA, Alexander and Victoria Whitaker, of Arlington, WA; she also has three uncles; one aunt; six nieces; eight great-nieces; and two great-nephews as well., Vicki worked for Boeing as a Technical Analyst. Vicki was loving, caring, and devoted to her family. She had a keen interest in genealogy, and loved gardening., Vicki was one of the first successful live kidney transplant patients in the Northwest. Her father, Bert, donated the kidney. The operation was so successful that it lasted over 35 years, and she was able to give birth to the first set of twins to a kidney transplant patient successfully., Vicki was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses at a convention in British Columbia in 1972. She looked forward to a time when God promised, And no resident will say, "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24) Vicki also awaited the reality assured at (Acts 24:15), "There is going to be a resurrection.", Her memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 26 at the Lake Stevens Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 17004 100th St. NE. Granite Falls, WA.



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

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.



Wade Allen "Badger" Buff

Wade Allen BUFF - aka "Badger" Born 3/4/1956 ~ Passed onto the other side 2/11/2011. He's up there smiling while sitting with his toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold Bud in his hand. Life is good today. Wade is survived by his beloved Mother Billie Buff and her companion, Phil Garcia; his nephew, Kyle Buff and a vast collection of extended family and friends. All of whom will miss his crafty will and sly humor.



Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

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William M. Hamilton

William M. HAMILTON William M. Hamilton, 67, passed away on Nov. 21, 2010 from osteosarcoma. Bill worked as an epidemiologist in HIV/AIDS-related research, testing and treatment. Locally, with several other Seattle leaders, Bill co-founded the Seattle Gay Clinic. After retiring, he served as Dir. of the Pilgrim Referral and Resource Center. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Bill's Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 pm at Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC), on Capitol Hill, 1919 E. Prospect St., Seattle.



William W. Baker

William W. Baker, was born on August 21, 1940 and passed away at home with his family on January 17, 2011. He was born to Joseph and Roberta Hartman Baker in Seward, Nebraska and grew up on a farm where his family owned a creamery. The family moved to Marysville, WA in 1946 and relocated to the West Casino Road area in Everett, one year later. The Bakers lived in that neighborhood for many years where Bill attended Roosevelt Elementary School. He delivered The Herald newspaper in his neighborhood for many years (including the year the Herald building burned and papers had to be delivered late in the evening after being brought up from Seattle)., He maintained many friends from the neighborhood and from South Junior High School throughout his life. Bill developed many more lifelong relationships as he attended Everett High School where he held many leadership roles and graduated in 1958. While there, he received a National Merit Scholarship which allowed him to attend Stanford University. He graduated from Stanford in 1962 and the, Law School in 1965. Following law school, Bill worked as a law clerk at the Washington State Supreme Court before he returned to Everett to join the Anderson Hunter law firm., Bill valued his colleagues in the law firm and had mutual respect in the regional legal community. He held leadership roles in many community organizations. In 1990, he was appointed by Governor Gardner to be a judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals, where he served until his retirement in 2008. Following his retirement he worked in mediation and arbitration until December 2010. He maintained an active interest in the law through the American Judicature Society (improving access to justice)., Bill's life was filled with friends and associates, his poker group, fishing partners, book clubs, racquetball friends at the YMCA, and many more. The center point of the last 26 years of his life was his home at Decatur NW in the San Juan Islands where he and his wife, Judy, and partners, Dean and Sandy Nichols, were surrounded by many wonderful friends., He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy; children, Ryan W. Baker and Monica Janus; son-in-law, Daniel Packard; and grandchildren, Amber J. Baker and Ryan Baker Jr.; as well as brothers, Steven Baker (Barbie), and Scott Baker (Dina); and his sister, Bonnie Camacho (Eduardo)., He was predeceased by his beloved older brother, Boyd B. Baker; and his parents., He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Jane Collins, Mike and Cathy Deller, Ben Collins and Steven Pelton, Peg and Mick Doheny, Kay Forsythe, Peggy Baker; and many other nieces; and nephews., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice., A celebration of Bill's life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 25 at the Rose Hill Community Center at 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo, WA.

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