Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/22/2011



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Adolph "Ed" Steinmasel

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

Adolph "Ed" Steinmasel, 90, a longtime resident of Rock Island, WA, passed away February 16, 2011. He was a son of Adolph and Mary Steinmasel, born June 2, 1920, in Red Lodge, MT. He worked with his father and brother at the Smith Coal Mine in Washoe, MT. Many years later, while living in Seattle, he managed a department store, where he met his wife of 44 years, Evelyn.



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 



Baasch, Edward F. "Red"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

Edward F. "Red" Baasch, 87, of Ellensburg, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at home. Red was born in Crystal Springs, North Dakota, one .....



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. ..... 



Betty L. Ferguson

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 17th. We all have a beautiful angel looking over us. Betty was born in Coeur d'Alene on March 11th 1934 to John and Mildred Strobel. She grew up in the Rose Lake area attending all 12 school years at the Rose Lake Community School. She was very involved in school activities including co-captain of the basketball team. She made many friends in school who continued to be friends all her life. She graduated in 1951., Betty met her first husband, Richard (Dick) Donohoe in elementary school. They married in 1952 until his death in a logging accident in June 1957. They had two daughters: Candy and Robin. Betty married her second husband, Percy Ferguson, July 17th 1959. They had four children: Gina, Tony, Evan and Mark. Percy passed away in February 1998., Betty wore many hats in her life. Raising her six children was her favorite role. Later in life she volunteered at the Hospice Thrift Shop in Post Falls for 10 years. She was very proud of her volunteer work., Our Mom was well loved for her straight forward no-nonsense manner which was always given with a dose of humor and love and swift kick in the rear if needed. She will be greatly missed., She is survived by her six children and their spouses, 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren (yes she was busy), as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her. Betty was the youngest of five. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Jack Strobel and Helen Chatfield are her remaining living siblings., The celebration of her life will be held at 10am on Thursday February 24th at English Funeral Home in Coeur d'Alene. The family asks that any donations please be made to Hospice of North Idaho.



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.



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 ..... 



Cecilia Morgan

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Charlotte Schindel Whipple

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Charlotte Schindel Whipple was born September 16, 1912, in Hotchkiss, CO to parents, Jesse T. and Mary J. Reynolds. She passed away February 17, 2011. Charlotte was one of four children; her siblings were Vivian L. Reynolds McCormick, Jesse T. Reynolds Jr. and Marry Reynolds Whipple, all deceased.



Clarence B. Villars

Clarence B. VILLARS Age 97. Born December 7, 1913, in Fredricktown, MO. Passed away February 10, 2011 in Seattle WA. A, veteran and a retired Postal Worker. He is survived by his daughters Carmen, Daphne Villars and son Darren Villars, and a granddaughter Peace Carlson, as well as numerous nieces, and nephews. A graveside service will be at the Sunset Hills Memorial in Bellevue WA. on Friday, February 25th at 10:30 am. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the family home.



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.



Cox, Thomas B.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

Thomas B. Cox, 63, of Cle Elum died February 4, 2011 at Highline Medical Center in Seattle. A son of Earl and Frances Walsh Cox, ..... 




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: Betty J. Askins

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:00 AM 

Betty J. Askins, 88, a longtime Pullman resident and retired Pullman School Teacher, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the High Gate Senior Living Center in Yakima, Wash., of age related causes. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is caring for the family. [...]



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. [...]




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. [...] 



Daisy Pauline Vasse

Passed away Saturday as she lived, with grace and dignity., Daisy was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Hugh and Ella Rogers. She was raised in Prince Albert and Edmonton, Alberta with her brothers, Roy and Russell. In 1948, Daisy married Edward Gray Vasse. They raised two sons, Gray and Bob. She became a United States citizen while she and Ed crisscrossed the world with assignments in Canada, New York, Alaska, Texas, Japan, and Utah. In 1967, they retired to Spokane, Washington until Ed's passing in 2009. In 2010, Daisy moved to Huntsville, spending her last year close to her son, daughter and grandchildren. Daisy was welcomed in Heaven by those who went before her; Ed, Gray, Russ, Roy, Edna, Hugh and Ella. We will always miss her love of fun, family and laughter., Daisy and Ed will return to Spokane for their final rest.



Darold E. Wells

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

Darold E. Wells, 89, of Olympia, WA, passed away January 31, 2011, at Providence St. Peter's Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born in Chelan, WA on October 19, 1921, to Jeter and Leila (Griffith) Wells. He was third, in a family of eight children. He grew up on a ranch near Okanogan, WA. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII.



Delbert Ray Sollinger

Delbert Ray Sollinger age 82, of Ferndale, passed away in Bellingham, Sunday, February 13, 2011. Born July 29, 1928 in Sumas, Washington. He attended Nooksack Valley High School and served in U.S. Army during the 



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



Dellane C. Williams

Dellane passed away on February 17, 2011 in Spokane from cancer. She had a tough disease with much pain and suffering. She did not complain or bemoan her illness. She died quietly, with her family holding her to the end., Dellane was born January 30, 1954 in Wenatchee WA to Delmer and Celene Eakle. Dellane, a longtime resident of Spokane, graduated from Ferris High in 1972. She worked in Spokane for Gonzaga, Avista, LaserDoc Inc. and for many years at the Northwest Sheet Metal Local 66 Union office., She is survived by her husband of 33 years Gregory Williams, daughter Charssie, son Sean, grandson Sean Gregory, all of Spokane. She is also survived by her twin sister Dellene (husband Jim Watson) sister Cammie (husband Lonnie Dotsey) and brother Ty Eakle (wife Kelli) all of the Seattle area. Her family also includes numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in the Pacific Northwest and her Aunt Lois Clum of Spokane. Finally, she is survived by her in-laws, Mary and Tim Hill, Mike and Sally Williams of Spokane and Pat and Kay Williams, Olympia. Dellane was preceded in death by her parents., Dellane was a talented artist and a warm and caring woman who loved her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a loving and fiercely loyal mom. She spent many evenings with her son Sean talking politics and listening to the many subjects of lists that he made. While Charssie was doing her mom's nails and hair, they would spend hours talking about grandson Sean and family events., Services will be at St John Vianney Catholic Church, N. 503 Walnut, Spokane Valley at 11 am on Friday, February 25th 2011.



Don "Frosty" Frostad

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Donald G. Hustad

HUSTAD, Donald G., Don went home to be with the Lord, February 17, 2011. He was born August 3, 1927 to Nordie and Violet Hustad in Fairfield, WA. He was raised in the Pacific North- west working in the farming industry in his earlier years. At a very young age he joined and served in the, . For many years, he was an ironworker, working on Grand Coulee Dam among other projects. He was employed and eventually became Owner of Custom Body Company of Spokane. He owned and ran the business for over 50 years until his son Gary acquired the business. Don had a real zest for life. He enjoyed his family, many friends a great meal and a good joke. He was an avid golfer, had a passion for cars and enjoyed any and all sports. Don was preceded in death by his parents and brother Tyke. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene; his son Gary (wife Sue) and daughter Deanna (husband Pat). Don is also survived by two granddaughters Jennifer and Katie and great grandson, Brysen; two step-grandsons Lance and Jason and their children; siblings Virginia "Ginny" (Spokane), and Kenneth (Coeur d' Alene, ID), along with several nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be at Riplinger Funeral Home on Tuesday and Wednesday, between 9am and 8pm. A Celebration of Don's life will be held at Riplinger Funeral Home, 4305 N. Division, Spokane, WA, February 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow at Mama Mia's Restaurant (W. Francis, Spokane). In lieu of flowers, we are asking donations be made to the, (info available at funeral home). Don a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend will be greatly missed, but will be forever in our hearts. Guestbook



Donald J. Thompson

Passed away on February 20, 2011, in Spokane, WA. Donald was born on December 28, 1938, in Spokane, WA. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Thompson of Redondo Beach, CA; and sister, Vesta Fonseca of Whittier, CA. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel, 4815 N. Assembly St., Spokane, WA.



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



Dorothy Rose Clemetson

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 16, 1928 – Feb. 19, 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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Edna Emma (Liebrecht) Duncan

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematorySUNNYSIDE - Edna Emma (Liebrecht) Duncan, 80, Sunnyside resident passed away on February 18, 2011 in Sunnyside after a long struggle with emphysema, chronic obstructive pul 



Edward "Ed" Drabik

Ed Drabik, of Vancouver, WA, was at his peak of vibrant health and joy. He was born in Streator, IL., Ed's passion was collecting tools and equipment. This "Slovakian Toolmaker" was a genius in finding creative ways to fix things, and could build any tool with precision., Ed's favorite of all the wooden products he made, were his pens of beautiful exotic woods, that he loved to give to friends and those he appreciated around the world., Ed is survived by his daughter, Alice Drabik; sister, Louise Krametbauer; brother, Bob Drabik; and many nieces and nephews., Ed was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy; and wife, Eleanor, whom he loved for 56 years., A Celebration of Life will be held March 8th at 2:30 p.m., at Kamlu Retirement Inn, 1000 NE 82nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664., In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Kamlu, for their Activity Dept., where he was able to appreciate his last six months., Those who wish to share memories and stories of Ed, please go to, or



Effie Irene Reid

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

Jan. 8, 1920 - Feb. 11, 2011 



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 M. Birkeland

Evelyn M. Birkeland, age 60, passed away on Feb. 18, 2011 in Washougal, WA. She was born Feb. 25, 1950 in Vancouver, WA., A graveside service will be held on Sat., Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Belle Center Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at noon at the Gateway Community Church in Washougal., Memorial donations can be given to the Gateway Community Church Youth Fund., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, www.columbian.com/obits.



Florence M. Mitchell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

Florence M. Mitchell, age 92, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011, at home. Florence was born January 31, 1919, in Milwaukee, WI, to Henry and Anne Malkewicz. She was married to Howard Mitchell on January 3, 1948, and moved to Everett, WA, where she worked for 30 plus years at the Bon Marche (Macy's) Department Store.



Frances Mae Porter Howse

Frances Mae Porter Howse, 70, of Lake Stevens, Washington, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 4:36 p.m. at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington., Frances was born on October 24, 1940, the daughter of George and Cecilia Lewiski Porter, in rural Oconee. She attended various country schools and graduated from Nokomis High School in 1958. She was a telephone operator for Illinois Bell Telephone Company for several years. In 1963 she married Glenn M. Howse of Assumption. In 1968 they moved to the Seattle area where they both worked for Boeing, Inc. Her husband, Glenn, passed away in May, 2000. She loved to read and do crosswords and liked to watch cooking shows on TV and of course loved her family more than anything., Surviving are her son, Glenn M. Howse, Jr., Lake Stevens, WA; brothers, Paul E. Porter and wife, Norma, Nokomis, IL; Gerald A. Porter and wife, Ruth, Pana, IL, Albert W. Porter and wife, Norma, Oconee, IL, Richard N. Porter, Centralia, IL; and Jackson L. Porter and wife, Connie, Herrick, IL; sisters, Thelma J. Erickson, Nokomis, IL, Irma D. Shuff and husband, Charles, Tower Hill, IL; Rose I. Brown and husband, Danny, Oconee, and Ann Smith and husband, Bill, Ramsey, IL; 20 nieces; and nephews; 19 great nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Murvin L. Porter., Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 25, 2011 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, 1615 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA, 98208., In lieu of flowers please make donations in Frances' name to the Paralyzed Veterans of America., Arrangements are being made by Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett.



Francis W. Crippen

Francis W. Crippen, 94, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 19, 2011. He was born in Lyons, NE on July 10, 1916 to Samuel and Caroline Crippen., Francis served in the United States Army during, He enjoyed gardening and volunteering for Meals on Wheels., Francis is survived by his daughter, Betty Smith of Kelso, WA; grandsons, Dale Barto and Bruce Barto of Kelso; granddaughter, Brenda Godbey of Iowa; nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Inez Olin., He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; parents; and sister, Lila Mae Kerns., Special thanks to the staff at Cascade Inn for the care and love they gave to grandpa., A memorial service will be held on Mon., Feb. 28, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign his guest book at:



Frank Laufer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Aug. 26, 1929 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Grace Smith

Passed away on February 14, 2011 in Post Falls, Idaho., She was born in Harrisville, Mississippi to George and Nancy Harper and later graduated from Harrisville High School. She was married to Earl L. Smith in Jackson, Mississippi in September 1944. They moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1946 when Earl went to work for Chicago and Southern Airlines. In 1954 they moved to Dallas, Texas when Chicago and Southern merged with Delta Airlines. They lived in Grapevine, Texas until 1982 when Earl retired from Delta Airlines. At that time, they moved to Athens, Texas to enjoy retirement. In 2004 they moved to Coeur d'Alene to be near family., Grace is survived by her husband of 66 years, Earl, daughter Janice Smith of Evergreen, Colorado, and daughter Judith and her husband Carl of Coeur d'Alene., A private family memorial service and celebration of Grace's life will be held at the George's home on March 4. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Life Care Center of Post Falls 460 N. Garden Plaza, Post Falls, 83854., LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Grace's online memorial at, and sign her guest book.



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.



Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu

Helene Tsutsumoto YOROZU Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu died on Sunday, February 13 in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by her husband and many family members. She was 78 years old. She is survived by her dedicated and loving husband of nearly 55 years, Arthur S. Yorozu; her sister May Mori, her husband, Jun and their children Jeanne, Rick and Ken, all of the Los Angeles, California area. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Sally Tsutsumoto and her children: Guy Tsutsumoto, his wife Kathy Kozu and their children Erin and Alec; Jan Tsutsumoto Gokami and her husband, Glenn Gokami and their son, Brooks, all of the Seattle area; Tracy Tsutsumoto and her husband Mike Katayama, New York City; and Thomas Tsutsumoto, Honolulu. There are an additional nine nieces and four nephews. They include: Joyce Yorozu Larson, Christine Yorozu, Kenneth Yorozu, David Yorozu, Betsy Takahashi, Ada Takahashi, Robert Fujii, Susan Tripp, Joanne Yorozu, Patty Schultz, Judy Yorozu, Kei Ann Snyder and Rick Erlandson. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Stella Takahashi, Yae Yorozu and Jean Yorozu and brother-in-law F. Lee Erlandson. Helene was born in Seattle on September 30, 1932. She attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. At nine years of age, she and her family were interned at Minidoka, Idaho during World War II. In 1945, Helene returned to Seattle with her family, where she completed her high school education. She graduated from Garfield High School and continued her education at the, . She graduated from the UW in 1955, majoring in elementary education and minoring in physical education. She was the president of the Orchesis Dance Club at the UW. She began her career as a Seattle Public School, in 1955 and taught primarily the fourth and fifth grade, finishing her 25-year teaching career in 1982 at Emerson Elementary School. Helene inspired many of her students to become teachers. The first class she taught was invited to Helene and Art's wedding and they continued to gather for periodic reunions with their spouses and families. Their 35th reunion was held at the Yorozu residence. In 1956, Helene married Art Yorozu. The two were inseparable, enjoying each other's companionship. They traveled throughout the world together. They also enjoyed going to Reno where they met many friends and had great times. Besides teaching, Helene was an accomplished modern dancer, actress and Japanese classical dancer. She performed in the "Teahouse of the August Moon" production in the lead role of Lotus Blossom at the 1962 World's Fair. Helene will be remembered as a gracious hostess to all who visited her and Art's home, a fabulous baker and cook, a graceful, kind and giving friend, mentor to all who entered her life and a favorite "Auntie Helene" to her nieces, nephews and children of their friends. Helene was preceded in death by her parents, Nobuichi and Harumi Tsutsumoto and her brother, Ben Tsutsumoto. A memorial service will be held at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church (3001 - 24th Avenue South, Seattle 98144) on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Helene Yorozu's name to Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, Nikkei Concerns (1601 East Yesler Way, Seattle 98104) or charity of your choice.



In Memory of Norma Thompson

Monday, February 21, 2011 1:00 PM 

Today would have been your 100th birthday. We have such good memories of you. Life isn't the same without you. We were so fortunate to have had you for so many years. We love and miss you.



In loving memory of Alice (Bromfield) Curtis

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Alice (Bromfield) Curtis was born June 19, 1930, in Cashmere, WA, and passed on, after a courageous battle against cancer, February 16, 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.




Jerry Hanson, 77 of Kent, WA passed away peacefully on January 11, 2011 at the Benson Heights Care Center in Kent. He was born April 18, 1933 in Mount Vernon to Earl L. and Emma Marie (McKay) Hanson., Jerry attended Mount Vernon schools and was a member of First Baptist Church. Growing up he was an active Scout, beginning with Cub Scouts and reaching the honors of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. He eventually served as Scout Executive., While in school he swam, played football and played in the school band. He and some of his friends organized a German band for a talent show and the group won first place., After high school Jerry attended Western Washington College for two years, and then he joined the, . He was assigned to the Icebreaker Northwind for four years and travelled from the Arctic north of Alaska to the Antarctic, stopping at McMurdo Sound. Seattle was his home port. Jerry made friends in New Zealand and wrote letters often to friends and family to keep in contact., He loved photography and took photos and movies of the sights he saw and the animals he saw, especially penguins., After his discharge, he married Barbara Bowman and adopted her daughter, Cindy, and later Jennifer was also adopted., He was preceded in death by his parents., He is survived by his daughters, Cindy (and husband, Don) Hutchison and Jennifer Hanson; his sister, Janet (and husband, Vernon) Anderson; brother, James D. (and wife, Barbara) Hanson; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and his aunt, Lois Drake., A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Mount Vernon Cemetery with Reverend Ron Deegan, officiating., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Jack Adams

John William "Jack" Adams, age 100 of Coeur d'Alene passed away February 11, 2011. He was born October 11, 1910 in Spokane, WA to Donald and Tirza (Bowles) Adams. Jack was the oldest of 9 children. He helped with the family farm in his early years and raised the biggest hog in, the state of Washington at age 12. Jack, his dad, Donald Sr., and "Suzie" the hog all made it to the national 4H convention in Chicago. At the age of 18 Jack worked for his dad at Adams Tractor Co. in Spokane where he learned mechanics and welding. Then for 16 years he operated a bulldozer building roads and helping with the Grand Coulee Dam and the University of Idaho football stadium. He taught welding at Eastern Washington University during W.W. II. Along with his wife, Mina, they started the Coeur d'Alene Tractor Co. in 1948. Although the management was gradually passed to his sons, John and Wally, during the 1970's and 1980's, Jack continued working until the age of 97., Jack was most generous to his family, his town (Coeur d'Alene), his friends, customers, or anyone who needed some help and he gave many scholarships to deserving 4H youth. His greatest legacy was his integrity. Jack was a 32nd degree mason and a 65 year member of the North Hill Lodge in Spokane. A life well lived and a man much loved., He is survived by his wife, Pauline Whitley Adams and her daughter, Diane Whitley; his daughter, Janis Meckel; his sons, John Adams and Wally Adams; a sister, Doris Woodward; brothers, Carroll Adams, Robert Adams, Howard Adams, and Gordon Adams; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Tirzah Robinson and Rosamond Allen; a brother, Donald Adams; a daughter, Joyce Russell; wife, Mina Schmitt Adams and wife, Edna Evans Adams., The funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 28, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Coeur d'Alene with Yates Funeral Home in care of the arrangements. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210., Please visit Jack's online memorial and sign his guestbook at



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.



Jeanette Marion

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryOn February 10, 2011, Jeanette Marion made her courageous journey home. She was born on September 9, 1919 to Fred and Sadie Matthias in to a family of eight children. She grew u 



Jerome Vaughn

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

Sept. 27, 1920 - Feb. 7, 2011 



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



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.



Karl Steven Quentin Sawatzki

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1956 – 2008



Kathy (Hatmaker) Hankins

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Keki Kercy Mistry

Keki Kercy MISTRY Age 70, died 2/17/11. Born July 4, 1940 in Bombay, India, he came to Seattle in 1962 to study Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of Wash. where he met Sylvia. They married in 1965, lived in Calif. for 8 years, returning to Seattle in 1974 where Keki became an Optician until he retired in 2008. He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1973. Survived by his devoted wife, Sylvia; loving sister, Homai (Dara); sister-in-law, Kathleen Hallum (Don); nephews and niece; extended family in America, India, and around the world. Memorial service Friday, 2/25/11, 2:00 pm, West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Ave. S.W. Remembrances: West Side Presbyterian Church or Swedish Medical Center Foundation Please sign our Online Guest Book at



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. .....



LT Idzal

LT Idzal of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 8, 2011. She was born to Theodore and Thelma Idzal in Portland, OR and attended the Jefferson and Park Rose schools., LT enjoyed her dogs and cats and camping at the coast., Survivors include her companion of 20 years, Robert Bohm; daughter, Lisa D. Purcell; and grandson, Beau Alinger., A memorial service will be held on Sat., Feb. 26, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude's Hospital., Please sign L.T.'s guest book at:



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.



Letty Morrissette

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:28 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 ..... 



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




Melvin McGaughy "Mel" Mel McGaughy, born Oct. 4, 1916 in Colgate, OK, died on Feb. 19, 2011 in Puyallup WA at 94. A PHS grad, F.O.E. member, Machinists Union member, and avid midget race car driver. He will be missed. Funeral Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1:00pm, Hill Funeral Home, 217 E. Pioneer Ave. (253) 845-1172. Please go to




Michael spent his free time with his family retelling stories of the past. He loved playing Frisbee golf, camping, hiking and being outdoors. He loved walking the fields behind his home so much that he was given the nickname of Fieldboy. He would find golf balls on his walk and would spend time hitting them. Then there was always the rousing game of Farkle. He was enjoying going to church and loved the Lord.



Marian L. Phinney

Passed away February 19, 2011 in Spokane. She was born May 16, 1916 in Bismarck, ND, the daughter of Addison G. and Lillian L. (Boethin) White. Marian was married to Robert F. Phinney on June 6, 1948 and the two enjoyed over 40 years of marriage until his passing in December 1988. She was a lifelong Lutheran whose faith was a beacon for those who knew her. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of The Deaf, in Spokane, for 28 years. She is dearly loved by so many and will be missed. Marian is survived by her s.daughter Frances K. (Robert) Schwanz; niece Wendy Durkee; nephews James (Barbara) White and John (Haek Yung) White; and numerous members of the Phinney family. In addition to her husband Robert, Marian was preceded in death by her brother Clifton White; and niece Marcia White. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 23 from 12-5pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12noon, also at the funeral home, with private committal to follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to Horizon Hospice, 123 W. Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208., Please visit Marian's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Marvin J. Vandersloot

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

November 23, 1935 – February 15, 2011



Mary McDonald

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 19, 1950 - Feb. 18, 2011 



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 ..... 



Michelle L. (Schuldt) Mason

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Michelle L. (Schuldt) Mason, born January 29, 1957, died as the result of a fatal car accident December 17, 2010. She lived most of her life in the Lake Chelan Valley. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, 208 Nixon Street, Chelan, WA.



Mildred Palmer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 7, 1922 - Feb. 17, 2011 



Miller, Maxine L. (Lynch)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

Maxine L. Miller, of Ellensburg, WA, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011, on her 90th birthday. Maxine was born in Kittitas on Feb. 15, 1921 ..... 



OBITUARY: Anima Bose

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Anima Bose (nee Guha) was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), on Aug. 24, 1925, the sixth of nine children. Her parents were from India and her father worked for the British colonial government of Burma. At school-going age she was sent to live with an aunt's family in Assam, India, so she could attend an Indian [...]



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: James 'Jim' Paul Lincoln

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

James "Jim" Paul Lincoln passed away Feb. 10, 2011, in Bothell, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 440 N.E. Ash St., Pullman, with Father Jose Millan officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall.Jim was born April 26, 1973, in Fort Collins, Colo. From 1974 to [...]



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: 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; [...]



OBITUARY: Thomas Anton 'Oscar' Johnson

Saturday, February 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Thomas Anton "Oscar" Johnson, 76, passed away on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on May 28, 1934, to John Anton and Ella (Jarvis) Johnson.Oscar received his early education at Bovill Grade School and graduated from Deary High School in Idaho in 1952. He [...]



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.



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. ..... 



Robert Garth Gunderson

Robert Garth GUNDERSON Nov 24, 1929 ~ Feb. 16, 2011 "Just short of perfect" Survivors include wife Lois; son R. Mark Gunderson (Fe); daughter Cheryl Ann Gunderson; and 8 grandchildren - Kimberly, Lance, Markus, Chentelle, Jeffery, Ty, Kris, and Kevin. Graveside Service Thursday, Feb. 24 at 2 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent. Please sign the online guest book at



Robert L. "Bob" Church

Robert L. "Bob" Church passed away peacefully in his favorite chair listening to jazz music. At 84, he was active, independent and happy., Born June 17, 1926 in Galeton, Colorado to Frank and Myrtle Church, he was raised on the plateaus of Moab and Monticello, Utah where his parents farmed. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and lived in Vancouver 50 years., Bob was a faithful son, supporting his mother for over 30 years. Though never married, he was attentive to his brothers, nieces and nephews who survive him., Despite a speech impediment, Bob conversed easily with anyone with time to listen. He was well read and knowledgeable on many topics. Always making friends with waitresses, cashiers, politicians and musicians, Bob knew all their names. When they acknowledged him he beamed with joy., A staunch Democrat, Bob helped in their campaigns for over 40 years., At his request there will be no services, Bob never wanted to be "a bother" to anyone else… but may we suggest in his memory that you greet an elderly person, sit and talk with someone who sits alone, and remember that what you see on the outside of a person is not who they are on the inside., Please sign the Guest Book at




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




Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:00 AM

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




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Sarah E. Minaker

Sarah E. MINAKER Sarah E. Minaker was born in Greenville, South Carolina on March 10, 1934. After losing her battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, she went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 16, 2011. Sarah was pre ceded in death by her son Stan Smith, husband Kenneth Minaker and sister Doris Goodlet. She is survived by her daughter Karen Payne, grand-daughter Melissa Payne, daughter-in-law Jacque line Ames (David and Angela) all of Renton, sisters Carolyn Brown (Ralph) and Joyce Ann Stallings, brother James Poteat (Joan) and nieces and nephews in South Carolina. She is also survived by the Minaker step-children John, David (Gerry), Wes, Mark (Linda), Kent and Evelyn as well as grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Sarah worked many years for Paccar and retired from Boeing. She and her husband Ken were active members of New Life Church of Renton. They enjoyed traveling, creating many wonder ful memories. Sarah enjoyed her role as grandmother to Melissa and was an integral part of her children's lives. The loss of her son Stan was a true test of her strong faith; but she pulled through with grace and was a wonderful example for us all just as she was in the final months of her life. Sarah had many wonder ful friends that we are so grateful for and the family would like to say "thank you" for your support in the last year. Special recogni tion to her 'grand-puppy' Pico de Gallo for his companionship. A celebration of Sarah's life will be held on Saturday, February 26th, 11 AM at New Life Church, 15711-152nd Ave SE, Renton, WA. Private interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetary, Renton, WA. Arrange ments by Chapel of the Resurrec tion Funeral Home. Our sincere graditude to Providence Hospice. The family suggests donations to: Sarcoma Foundation of Ameri can, 9884 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872 or a charity of your choice.



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.



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:



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




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Thomas E. "Tom" Carney

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Thomas E. "Tom" Carney was born July 30, 1937, in Huron, SD, the youngest of eight children. He moved to Wenatchee, WA in 1946, and attended school there until joining the Navy from 1955 through 1958. 



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, , 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 wit and sly humor.



Walton LeGrande "Bill" Law Jr.

Of Coeur d'Alene, ID Joined his Savior on Thursday February 17th, 2011. He was born September 14, 1926 in Delta, Utah to the late Walton LeGrande and Viola (Turner) Law. Bill raised his family and ran his business, Law Plumbing in San Bernardino, CA., Bill was an adventurous man with a love for many things. His passions included skiing, fishing, golf, horsemanship, ranching, white water rafting, traveling and hunting. He also had a great love of music and dancing., Bill lived his life to the fullest and touched the lives of many good friends, too numerous to mention. He was survived by his dear friend Laura Riem of Hayden Lake; his children Lorraine Cachet of Littleton, CO, Sue (Larry) Thompson of Mt. Horeb, WI, Joleen (DanWeiner) Law of Santa Barbara, CA, Karen Harrison of La Crescenta, CA, Jerry (Tana) Law of Tigard, OR, Dale Law of Irvine, CA and Patti(Dan) Stark of St. George, UT; his sisters Roberta Davison of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Merlene Barrett of Redlands, CA, Eloise Chambers of Beaverton, OR and Norma Jean (Armand) Mingione, of Escondido, CA as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren., Viewing will be 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday February 23rd at YATES FUNERAL HOME, Coeur d'Alene Chapel, 744 N 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday February 24th also at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel with graveside service to follow at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. Please visit Bill's memorial and sign his online guest book at



Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell Moses Lake, WA 



William W. Baker

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

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