Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/23/2011



After moving to Pasco, Washington, in 1952, Art later began what became a long career at Pacific Northwest Bell where he held many positions, including Repair and Installation Technician, Central Office Technician, and retired in 1983 as a second level Engineering Manager. After retirement, Art and Marge moved to their log cabin at Timberline in Packwood, Washington, where they lived until 2003. Art and Marge enjoyed 18 years of motor-homing to Arizona and summer trips to Montana. Their joy of the outdoors included camping, hunting and fishing. They moved to Milton, Washington, in 2003. Art loved watching the Mariners, going to the Muckleshoot Casino where he had many friends and was a avid Western movie fan., Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Marjorie; brother Tom; seven children, Craig, Dawn, Scot, Denning, Jaime, Joy and Tommy; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.



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 



Anthony Jacob "A.J." Hazen

Anthony Jacob "A.J." Hazen, 15 years old, died at home on Fri., Feb. 18, 2011. He was born in Vancouver, WA and lived his entire life in Battle Ground, WA., A.J. was a freshman at Battle Ground High School. He enjoyed snowboarding, basketball, playing the flute and drums, and water sports with his father. He had an avid interest in movies that he shared with his mother and brother, and he enjoyed spending time with his friends., A.J. was very popular and had many friends at school and in the community. In the short time he was with us, he touched many lives. A.J. is survived by his parents, Brad and Carol Hazen; older brother, Rhett; grandmother, Hope Hazen; and many other family members., He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dale Hazen; sister, Angela Gavin; and grandparents, Les and Coleen Bodin., The family would like to extend their thanks to everyone who loved A.J. and touched his life. And many thanks to those who are helping them through these difficult times., A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011 at the Battle Ground Baptist Church, 1110 NW 6th Ave., Memorial contributions, in A.J.'s name, can be made to: Battle Ground Community School Basketball Program or to an account set up in A.J.'s name at IQ Credit Union to be donated to the suicide prevention program at Battle Ground High School., Please sign A.J.'s guest book at:



Anthony Wayne Pitts

Anthony Wayne Pitts, was born Apr. 10, 1953 and reunited with his mother, Betty J. Pitts, Feb. 20, 2011. He is survived by his daughters, Amanda J. Pitts and Shanda F. Pitts Sinkhorn; granddaughter, Madison Sinkhorn; and brothers, Douglas, LeRoy, and David Pitts., Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 27 at 11:00 am, Riplinger Funeral Home, 4305 N Division, Spokane, WA 99207



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She is survived by her husband, Rolland R. Hall; daughter Lori and her husband Cameron Fischer; son Brian D. Hall and wife Carrie. She is also survived by sisters Cora Jean Criswell and Gloria and husband William Wolfe of Benton City., Grandchildren: Joshua and Lindsey Fischer, Taylor and Logan Hall and Shanelle Eilers, all from the Tri-Cities., Great-grandchild: Zanden Jackson, Spokane.




Benjamin Gerald Martin was born to Marie Polly Martin and Rollin Guy Martin on October 10, 1917 in White Sulpher Springs Montana, the 5th of 6 children. Soon after the Martin Family moved to Emmett, Idaho where they lived until Ben was 11 years old. The next move was to Mount Vernon, Washington. Ben attended schools in Mount Vernon and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1936. He played as many sports as possible in high school and played basketball at Mount Vernon Junior College. He attended Washington State College in Pullman studying pharmacy and making many life long friends., Ben was a loyal and patriotic American all of his life, never taking peace and freedom for granted. He was called upon to demonstrate his love of the USA as a young man. During World War II Ben joined the Navy (1942). He was soon transferred to the First Marine Aviation Division and sent to Guadalcanal, Henderson Field, attached to Major Joe Foss' fighter squadron. As a medic and chief pharmacist mate he spent much of the war treating soldiers and airmen injured in air attacks. He was awarded the Silver Star in 1943 for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action". Ben returned to Mount Vernon to recover from Malaria and near starvation for a year before he received orders to return to the Pacific War Theater. Feeling blessed for surviving years in combat and proud of the USA, he flew the American Flag at every opportunity., Ben married Marion Lindbloom, daughter of Amanda Hanson Lindbloom and the late John Lindbloom on June 6, 1943 between his deployments to the South Pacific. Ben and Marion had been friends, tennis partners, and sweethearts since the sixth grade. They were married for 63 years until her death in 2006., After the war Ben returned to Mount Vernon. He owned and operated several businesses including a Mobile gas station, a Lincoln Mercury dealership, and Ben Martin Realty. He began working for Bellingham Federal Savings, in the home loan department in 1969, retiring in 1982 from Horizon Bank., Ben and Marion were faithful members of Salem Lutheran Church for many years Ben's interest in real estate extended to the building of the new church on Hoag Road, a source of great pride. He thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and spiritual guidance Pastor Kevin Forquer. One of the last conversations of his life was sharing the story of the apple tree he grafted for Forquer's yard., Ben had a life-long interest in sports. He coached and sponsored Little League teams long before and after his son, Jerry, played. He was a loyal fan of the Mount Vernon Bulldogs and Washington Huskies, not missing a Husky home football game for 40 years. Ben and Marion were early members of the Skagit Golf and Country Club. They loved golf and the friends they made at the golf course. Ben was also an early member of the Mount Vernon, and always looked forward to dinner and dancing at the Elks with friends and family., A family centered man Ben remained close to his parents, brother and sisters throughout their lives, dearly loving them. He looked for opportunities to help the family in any way. He was a caring husband and father, actively involved in all aspects of not only his own kid's lives, but also the lives of nieces, nephews and neighbors. Ben loved to barbeque salmon, especially for family picnics. The bigger the crowd and the bigger the fish the more he enjoyed it. He always had a large vegetable garden and several apple and pear trees with produce to share., Ben and Marion moved to Creekside Retirement Center in Burlington in 2002. There they found old friends and made new. The family is grateful for quality of life they experienced there and for the exceptional care the staff provided as their lives came to a close., Preceding Ben in death were his parents, Rollin Guy and Marie Polly Martin, and his wife, Marion Lindbloom Martin. Also preceding him were his sisters, Marjorie Parker, Doris Marshall, Alyce Stuart, Lucille Flowers; his brother, Glen Martin; and nephews, Mervyn Evans and Michael Monson., He is survived by son, Jerry Martin (Gail Williams); grandson, Ben E. Martin; daughters, Gayle Hauntz; and granddaughter, Amy Wyman, Jean Champagne; and grandsons, Christian Champagne, Aaron Champagne (Melissa); and great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Gavin Champagne. Ben also loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews and their children., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N. La Venture Rd., Mount Vernon, WA., For those wanting to send a memorial, Salem Lutheran Church, Friendship House, or a charity of your choice are suggested., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.



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 ..... 



Barbara Stalsberg

Barbara STALSBERG Barbara Stalsberg, 83, of Cave Creek, AZ went peacefully to be with her beloved husband Roy on January 22, 2011. Barbara was born June 24,1927 in Tomahawk, WI, and grew up in Lewiston, ID until moving to Bellevue in 1967. Barbara will be remembered as a loving, caring, and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her positive attitude, fun loving spirit, and fondness for friends and family will provide lasting memories for those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her four children, Roy Stalsberg Jr (Debbie), Laura Spencer (Victor), Melissa Stalsberg, and Norman Stalsberg (Denise), along with her three grandchildren, Michael, Erik, and Tess survive her. A memorial service was held on January 29th in Scottsdale, AZ.



Barbara Zimmerman

Barbara Zimmerman, 60, of Everett, WA passed away on February 14, 2011. She was born April 1, 1950 to Alice Zimmerman and Charles Zimmerman. She was a member of the New Life Center in Everett., Barbara is survived by her father, Charles Zimmerman; and siblings, Gail Dobrasz, Charles Zimmerman and Fredrick Zimmerman., She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Zimmerman., Barbara was well loved by her family and many in her community; she will be missed. She was able to pass peacefully at home with family and friends, in keeping with her wishes., A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m, on February 26, 2011, at the New Life Center, Everett. In keeping with her wishes the celebration will be an informal potluck.



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. .....



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.




All types of music filled Bob's childhood home.He played jazz trumpet at a young age, attempting to emulate Harry James, the famous band leader and trumpeter of the 40's and 50's. Also as a youngster, he spent memorable times with his grandparents, where he developed a lifelong passion for horsemanship. He yearned for the rural life and eventually operated his own farm in Fowlerville, Michigan., After early schooling at Morgan Park Military Academy in Chicago, and later university pursuits at Millikin, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, Bob rose to the challenge of nuclear power research and the development of its peaceful uses. As an innovative and highly motivated nuclear and mechanical engineer, he worked for Atomic Power Development Associates and Commonwealth Associates in Detroit, Michigan, before being selected by Battelle in 1967 to help design the Fast Flux Test Facility at the Hanford site. He continued to manage major projects with Westinghouse and Rockwell until his retirement in 1994., A man of many talents, he has been active in Richland Players, Columbia Chorale, Light Opera and the Mid-Columbia Symphony. In addition, he was writing a novel, composed music, played and refereed polo, and was a story teller, par excellence! He served as a certified mediator for the Benton Franklin Dispute Resolution Center and for many years was music director for All Saints' Episcopal Church in Richland. Bob's creative, intelligent and independent spirit lives on in his children and their heirs., He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Maurice Junior, and sisters Marjorie, Elizabeth, and Evelyn.



Carol L. Leitch

Carol L. Leitch of Arlington, WA passed on February 18, 2011. A rosary will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. at Immaculate Conception 1200 East Fifth, Arlington, WA with a service to follow starting at 11:00 a.m. 



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 .....



Catherine Louise Herberich

Catherine Louise HERBERICH 10/27/21 ~ 2/13/11 Catherine L. Herberich, known as 'Sis' to her family and close friends passed away peacefully at the York Retirement Home in Laguna Hills, California. Sis was born and raised in Seattle, Washington in St George's Parish in the Georgetown area where she attended school. She also attended Holy Names Academy and spent her working carrier at Boeing and Safeco. She was a longtime parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church until she moved to California in 2008. She is survived by her niece, Pam Peters; her nephew, Dwayne R. Herberich; great nephews, Robbie, Jonathan Herberich, Matthew Peters, many cousins and friends. Catherine was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret; father, Sydney; brothers, John, Phil and sister, Margaret Herberich, BVM. She will be interred in her beloved Seattle at Calvary Cemetery. Funeral Service was held. Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 5050 8th Ave. N. E., Seattle, WA 98105; or a charity of your choice. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Cathleen DeCoff

Passed away at her home on February 20, 2011. Cathleen was born in Pasadena, California to Norman & Margaret (Barilla) DeCoff. She resided in California until moving to Spokane six years ago. She is survived by her brother, Tim (Lori) DeCoff , Spokane Valley, WA; Aunt, Hazel (Dan) Quinan, Carson City, NV; Nieces, Katie Doggett, Meg Bennett, Lindy Pessein, Casie DeCoff and a nephew Brandon DeCoff. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Pasadena Park Church of The Nazarene, 8822 E. Upriver Dr., Spokane, WA. In Lieu of flowers contributions in Memory of Cathleen DeCoff may be made to HOPE Services, 30 Las Colinas Lane, San Jose, CA 95119-1212. Arrangement are under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.



Charles "Chuck" Dickey

Charles (Chuck) DICKEY Mr. Dickey was employed by the Boeing Company for 44 years and four months. One of his proudest achievements was hiring people so that they would have the opportunity to improve their lives and to raise their families comfortably. He was a dedicated supervisor who empowered his employees to grow and to reach new heights. He fervently believed in doing the job right the first time and he always rewarded his team for a job well done. He was a forward thinker and never accepted "no" for an answer. These personal attributes of Mr. Dickey's were well known throughout the Boeing Company. During his career he was firm but fair to his employees and helped to advance the careers of many. He was one of the early pioneers who were an advocate for diversity in the workplace and his belief was often times frowned upon. Chuck started his career at Boeing as a painter which led to a career in management for 33 years. During his employment, he was the first African American to be elected as a Union Official. He was also the first African American Supervisor in Facilities. He was instrumental in changing the starting pay scale for painters. He was born to Frank and Rosa Lee Dickey on April 12, 1924 in Louisiana and he was the youngest of eight siblings. He came to the Tri-cities in 1942 and later moved to Seattle where he met and married his first wife, Ruth Y. Beauregard, the mother of his three children Charlene, Michael, and Byron. Chuck believed Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Saint Madeline Sophie for over 50 years and went to Mass regularly until his health began to wane. Chuck was also a member of the Museum of Flight, Washington Athletic Club, and the Newport Yacht Club. He loved fishing, boating, going to baseball games, camping, and playing friendly poker with his family. He also enjoyed going on cruises, and driving across the United States. While he was at the Boeing Company, he organized a softball league and in 1961 he won the "Slow Pitch" Champs award. He was a preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters, wife Gloria, and his beloved son, Byron. Chuck was a great man and by his own words, he lived a wonderful life. He never met a person that he didn't like; however, he met many whom he would not associate. He was a devoted, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Chuck is survived by his loving wife Angela of 10 years, one daughter, Charlene and husband Sam Amira of Renton; one son, Michael of Bellevue; ex-wives Ruth and Connie; seven grandchildren, Laureen of Renton, Rachelle, Nicole and Alicia of Kirkland, Danielle, Julian and Crystal of Ovilla, Texas; four great-grandchildren; and seven step-children. He also leaves to cherish his memory nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.



Charles Hoback

Charles Allen "Chuck" Hoback, 62 of Omak, WA. Passed away December 30, 2010, at Central Washington Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Hoback of Omak; his daughter, Natalie Hoback of Wenatchee; his mother, Dorothy of Ephrata; sisters, Janice Ferreira and Marylin Tibbett, both of Spokane; his aunt, Esther Olson of Milwaukee, WI; cousins in Milwaukee and Las Vegas and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Tracy; and his father, Donald Hoback., Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 26, at St. John Vianney Church, 503 N. Walnut Rd., Father Charley Skok officiating. Lunch following.



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.



Clinton Arthur Rigg

Passed on to his heavenly reward February 15, 2011. Clinton was born August 5, 1928 and graduated from Centralia High School,, then Central Washington University. He received his Masters of Theology from Bright Divinity School at Texas Christian University, serving Disciples of Christ congregations throughout Washington state. Clinton accepted pastoral callings at First Christian Church in Hoquiam, North Hill Christian Church in Spokane and Northwest Christian Church in Ballard., Clint was preceded in rest by his wife Patricia (Pat) Noreen Ruth-Rigg, and survived by his daughter Debbi Houtz (husband Warren), son John Rigg (wife Pam), granddaughter Leah Gaffaney (husband Joe), great-granddaughter Maya Gaffaney (the joy of his elder years) and many relatives in the Centralia area., Late in life Clinton returned to Spokane, renewing acquaintance with Gwen Peterson. Clint and Gwen's families enjoyed a strong friendship for decades. Clint and Gwen wed at North Hill Christian in March 2010., Clinton's laughter, wit and encouraging words will be remembered by all who knew him. Clint was a gymnast as a student and an acrobat with words. He enjoyed photography and produced multi-projector slide shows. He was an accomplished potter and invented a heating element still used in kilns today. He enjoyed stream engines and trains of all kinds, building trains and a train landscape in his Centralia backyard. Clint, an air-cooled VW mechanic, invented an electric bicycle in high school and never lost desire for non-petro travel--recently purchasing a hybrid car., Memorial service for Rev. Rigg will be held February 26, 2011 at North Hill Christian Church, Post and Wellesley, Spokane.



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.



Corwin Thomas Slentz

Corwin Thomas "Tom" SLENTZ Tom left us peacefully on February 18, 2011, at age 91. He was born in Bellingham, WA, on December 17, 1919, and his strength of character was largely defined by his coming of age during the Great Depression and World War II. After high school Tom's studies at Western Washington College were interrupted by World War II, during which Tom served his country in the Army in the Pacific Theatre. On his return, he began his 42 year career at Pacific Northwest Bell. As in everything he did, Tom's work as an engineer was meticulous, and his reputation for drawing skills was legendary. Tom demonstrated his commitment to serving his community as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of the B.P.O.E. Tom loved the outdoors and the natural beauty of the Northwest. He climbed Mount Baker as a young man and was an avid fisherman. He continued to ski and golf into his eighties. Tom was fortunate to travel widely; his favorite destination was always Kauai, where he went annually with Peggy for 35 years. Tom's greatest source of joy and pride was his family, particularly his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even as his cognitive abilities declined, he remained an enthusiastic supporter of their every creative, academic, and athletic endeavor. His favorite words of encouragement to all of us were "Keep busy, work hard, and have fun!" Tom is survived by Peggy, his wife of 54 years, daughters Judy Dawson and Linda Wishkoski, son-in-law Michael Wishkoski, and niece Kathleen Brainard. He is also survived by grandchildren Lori (David) Lyon, Lisa (Jon) Usher, Rachel Wishkoski, and Sam Wishkoski, and seven great grandchildren. Tom's kindness and generous spirit resulted in a life richly blessed with many friendships, some of which were lifelong. We appreciate these loyal friends, as well as the kindness and respectful care of the staff at Ida Culver Broadview and Tom's physician, Dr. Robert Haining. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances of Tom may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice. Sign Tom's on-line Guest Book at



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, .....




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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: Betty Jean Askins

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

Betty Jean Askins, 88, a longtime Pullman resident, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Yakima, Wash., of age related causes. The memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Pullman Presbyterian Church. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman 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. [...] 




He is survived by two brothers: Elijio (Jesus) Torres of Mexico, and Florencio (Isabel) Torres of Washington; three sisters: Maria Torres, Gregoria Torres, and Delfina Torres, all of Mexico. Demetrio is survived by seven sons: Antonio (Emelia) Torres of Mexico, Baltazar Torres of Mexico, Adalberto (Elena) Torres of AZ, Apolinar Torres of OR, Lorenzo (Carmen) Torres of MO, Demetrio Jr. (Desirea) Torres of OR and Brandy Torres of CA; six daughters: Guadalupe (Abraham) Contreras of WA, Arselia (Richard) Bishop of OR, Rosario (Dennis) Mason of ID, Rosa Torres of OR, Cande (Brad) Adams of OR and Blanca Torres of CA. He is also survived by forty-five grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his parents: Elijio and Isabel Torres; brothers Salvador Torres, Miguel Torres, and sisters Guadalupe Torres and Esperanza Torres and son Miguelito Torres.




Dennis graduated from Sunnyside High School with the Class of 1971 and later attended Yakima Valley Community College for one year. On May 11, 1973, he married Suzanne Lones at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA., In 1977, Dennis started his long employment as a repairman and installer with the telephone company. He worked for Sprint, which later became known as Century Link. He served in the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1976 at Croughton Air Force Base in Northamptonshire, England. He was a member of the Yakima Amateur Radio Club and AARL., Dennis and his daughter enjoyed spending time geocaching. He also cherished time spent with his family and beloved grandsons. Dennis was always an inspirational force in his son's life through art, music and animation. As a couple, Dennis and Suzanne participated in Renaissance Faires, Sci-Fi Conventions, Pirate Festivals and recently began digging for gemstones and planned to pan for gold this summer., Dennis is survived by his wife, Suzanne Simpson of Sunnyside, WA; one daughter, Ruhama Lange and husband, Marc of Spokane, WA; one son, Andy Simpson and wife, Angela of Spokane, WA. He is also survived by two grandchildren; mother, Joanne Simpson of Corvallis, OR, former Sunnyside resident; one brother, Norm Simpson; and two sisters, Cathy Shreeve and Mary Jo Simpson., He is preceded in death by his father, Norman Simpson Sr., and two brothers, Chuck Simpson and Mike Simpson.




Dorothy was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 4, 1930, the only child of Marshall and Irene Shaw. She was preceded in death by her parents. Dorothy loved the beaches of Rio which became a favorite venue in her childhood. Her parents, Marshall 'Pad' and Irene, who were avid and accomplished bridge players, obtained some notoriety while living in Rio by translating the well-known Culbertson Bridge bidding system into the Portuguese language., She eventually returned with her parents to Portland, Oregon, and ultimately to Grandview, Washington, in the Yakima Valley where her father was an executive at the Balcom Moe produce company in the valley and in Ellensburg. She graduated from Grandview High School in 1947 and attended the University of Washington for one year before moving to Richland, Washington, to take a clerical job with the Hanford Atomic Energy project general contractor at the time, General Electric., Along with one of her school classmates, Dorothy lived in the women's dormitories in downtown Richland, provided by AEC for single employees in town, and dined at the community cafeteria nearby. Those who remember Richland in the 1940s recall downtown looking much like a military base with the dorms constructed like barracks and many of the buildings wood-framed and/or resembling Quonset huts. The community environment, however, was conducive to a stable and friendly atmosphere for Dorothy and other young singles making their first venture into the business world., While at General Electric, she met George Gillette, a 1947 graduate of Columbia High School, who was employed to deliver mail to AEC offices around town including where Dorothy worked. George and Dorothy made the most of those contacts and by socializing over coffee at the local cafeteria, so before long, the young couple was contemplating wedding bells., On June 24, 1950, they embarked on six decades of loving and dedicated marriage. The nervous couple was shaking as they repeated their vows to Father Sondergeld at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser but the ceremony went off without any serious blunders. On the six-mile drive to Dorothy's home in Grandview for the reception, best man Ray Gillette almost drove their car off the road with the newlyweds and maid of honor Alma Minnick. They made it, no harm no foul., Dorothy's first humble home with George was a one-bedroom prefab (renting for $25 per month including utilities) on Willard in Richland. Dorothy would have all six of her children in Richland and was devoted to her doctor, Dr. Chase, who delivered the babies at the old Kadlec Hospital, a one-story frame facility built during World War II with a main corridor and multiple wings. A far cry from today's multi-story edifice., As the family expanded with two baby girls, the Gillettes were in a two-bedroom prefab on Potter and in 1955 moved to a three-bedroom ranch house on Cottonwood when a new baby brother arrived. They would welcome three more young ones at that home before they moved to Kennewick with more room while George continued progressing with General Electric., During the 1950s, both George and Dorothy were active in the Jaycees of Richland and were involved in many civic activities including Atomic Frontier Days. Despite the enormous obligations attendant to raising her children, Dorothy found time to volunteer and was president of the Jaycees wives club when George was Past President of the Jaycees and Chairman of the Frontier Days celebration. They were also active bridge players in Richland, participating in many bridge groups including duplicate bridge competitions., Dorothy and the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1962, when General Electric left Hanford and Richland as the AEC general contractor and George graduated to a position in the GE computer department where he became a programmer and systems analyst, a vocation he maintained until his retirement in the mid-1990s., While George's career required the family to move often for many challenging computer positions during his professional career, Dorothy maintained the family home with the same passion and determination that she approached every challenge in her life. While Dorothy lovingly set up housekeeping in Los Angeles (Palos Verde), Saratoga, California and Doylestown, PA, on various assignments, the Gillettes ultimately returned to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area where they retired., A dedicated and loving mother, Dorothy leaves a legacy of six talented and achieving adult children and seven beautiful and cherished grandchildren. She became an avid genealogist and her investigative skills became so well-developed she was frequently in demand by friends and acquaintances to help locate information related to ancestry searches. Dorothy thrilled her family with the development of the Gillette and Shaw family lineages by identifying links as far back as the Mayflower pilgrims and gathering a database of over 10,000 names and relationships. She scoured the genealogy libraries in Mesa, Arizona, and Salt Lake City as well as visiting cemeteries across the country and county courthouses looking for confirmation of ancestry information., Dorothy was an active member and volunteer at her church Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Scottsdale as well as an enthusiastic tennis player and bridge player. She was known by her friends, family and acquaintances for the spirit and compassion she demonstrated in any activity in which she participated.



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.



David Child Goodfellow

David Child GOODFELLOW David Child Goodfellow, 76, passed suddenly on Friday, February 18 in NC. He was the youngest of three children born to George Herbert and Helen Child Goodfellow of Wenatchee, WA. A memorial service will be held at a future date. A Notre Dame graduate, David was a freelance technical writer with two computer books and many magazine articles to his credit. His expertise covered a range of technical and engineering fields from robotics to paper mills, computers, and miniature steam engines. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing and reading any book ever written. David leaves behind a daughter and son in law, Gretchen and Carey Mueller of NC; sister, Elizabeth G. Engle of Edmonds, WA; and six amazing nephews: Richard, Thomas, George, and John Goodfellow, and Brian and Stephen Engle. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Janet Kay Warneke Goodfellow, and brother, George Herbert Goodfellow, Jr. Montlawn Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.



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



Deric Donald Stull

Was called home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ in Heaven on Feb. 19, 2011. Born on Feb. 21, 1987 in Enumclaw, WA., to Daryl D. and Michelle L. (Hare) Stull. Moved to Spokane, WA., in 1994 to live close to his grandparents. He attended Ridgeview Elementary, Salk Middle School and Shadle High. He loved to go camping, fishing, bowling, build things with Legos and Knex, and really enjoyed being at Grandma's house. He also loved people, meeting them and helping them. There are many people whose lives he touched and will miss him greatly., Deric was preceded in death by his Great Grandfather Henry Miller of Whidbey Island, Grandfather and Grandmother Forrest F. and Myrtle E. Stull of Whidbey Island, and Grandfather Donald R. Schuler of Spokane, WA., He is survived by his parents Daryl D. and Michelle L. Stull of Murray, ID., brother Dean and his wife Theresa Stull of Puyallup, WA., Deana Stull of Las Vegas, NV., Dawn and her husband Pat Ciarus of Stanwood, WA., Trisha Simmons of Seattle, WA., and Amber Stull and her significant other Kayla McCorkle of Murray, ID., Great Grandmother Mildred Miller (102 years) of Ellensburg, WA., and Grandmother Anne Schuler of Spokane, WA., and many uncles, aunts and cousins., From our hearts we would like to thank the staff of Accres Alvest for all the love, time, and patience they showed our son in his home as he lived with us, all in his short time here on earth. Also, the staff and Brenda Moore at DDD for their help and support. God bless each and every one of you. Thank you., There will be no viewing or memorial. We plan to have a celebration of Deric's life this spring or summer. " We love you, Deric."



Devin LeRoy Atwood

Devin LeRoy Atwood, a resident of Snohomish, passed away February 8, 2011. Memorial service will be held Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 12 to 4:00 p.m. at 1525 Ave D., Snohomish, Washington 98290. 



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 Dullanty (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" Wickens (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 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 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 



Donna Joyce Baxter

Donna Joyce Hancuff Baxter went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2011. She was born the eldest daughter of five children to LeRoy and Ellen Hancuff. She was born on Dec. 17, 1933 in St. Helens, OR and was raised on a farm in the Felida area of Vancouver, WA., Donna married John E. Baxter, 58 years ago, on March 18, 1952., She worked as a bookkeeper for Woodbuilt Co. for 52 years., Donna loved the challenges of her job as well as the love of her family, roses, ice cream, taking rides and her pig collection. She spent many years working in her church as she was strong in her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ., Donna is survived by husband, John Baxter; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jeff Johnson; grandchildren, Jill, Jenny and Clint Johnson; three siblings, Bev Poff, Margaret Lamm and husband Mel, LeRoy Hancuff and wife Alice., She was preceded in death by sister, Laura Lee Ragan., Services will be held at First Friends Church, 2710 N.E. 65th Ave. Vancouver, WA on Feb. 26, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel., Please sign Donna's guest book at:



Dorothy Feenstra

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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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Earnestine Bernice "Tina" Bowers

BOWERS, Earnestine Bernice "Tina", (Age 65), She was born January 24, 1946 in Portland, OR and passed away February 18, 2011. Tina accepted Christ at an early age, first uniting with Calvary Baptist Church then Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. At Morning Star she served as a Deaconess, Sanctuary Choir Member, worked in the Missionary Department, Two Circles: Rebecca and Esther, a faithful Bus Driver and Announcement Clerk. She married the Late Elijah Bowers in October of 1967 and he passed in 2009. To this union were born a son Anthony and wife Geraldine of Tacoma, WA; daughter Cynthia Bowers of Spokane and son Christopher and wife Jessica of Spokane. Also survived by a sister Patty Holley of California; brothers Charles Holley of Spokane and Bobby Holley of California; grandchildren Kendra, LaMondtra, Emmanuel, A'Nya, Kortney and Samiyah; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Friday, Noon-5PM at Heritage. Funeral Service 11:00AM Saturday February 26, 2011 at Morning Star Baptist Church, 3909 W. Rowan.



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 A. "Ed" Zurfluh

Edward "Ed" A. Zurfluh was was born February 26, 1926 in Tacoma, WA and died February 12, 2011 at his home in Monroe, WA., Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 25 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, a reception will be following the service.



Effie Irene Reid

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

Jan. 8, 1920 - Feb. 11, 2011 



Eldon Lee Barton

BARTON, Eldon Lee, Eldon Lee Barton passed away peacefully on February 21, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born on December 28, 1926 to Ray and Inez Barton in Spokane. He graduated early from Lewis and Clark High School to begin his service in the Navy during, , stationed in the Philippines, and was honorably discharged in 1946. After the war, he returned to his home town of Spokane, attended Whitworth College, and married Mercedes Miniclier on June 6, 1948. He joined the family auto business with his father Ray Barton and ran Barton Oldsmobile Company for over 40 years before retiring., Lee participated in many Spokane businesses and civic organizations. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and served as Potentate of the Shrine in 1982. He served as a Board Member of the Washington Trust Bank for many years and was an active member of the Spokane Downtown Rotary and Better Business Bureau. In addition, he was an active member of Central Lutheran Church in Spokane. During the winter, he was involved in building a mission church for the Lutheran community in Borrego Springs, California., Lee will always be remembered for his passion of auto and boat mechanics, flying, traveling with friends, spending time at the Spokane Country Club, Hayden Lake and Borrego Springs golfing. He developed auto dealer software for his local business well before the industry. He was very active in the Church and devoted his energies to helping others whenever possible. Animals played a special part in his life, especially his horses and dogs., Lee was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Inez Barton and brother Robert. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Mercedes, and sisters Cleo Walter and Ruth Baird of Spokane, WA; children and their spouses, Dan (Norma) Barton of Post Falls, ID, Jeff (Peggy) Barton of Spokane, WA, and Janice (Steven) Erickson of Deer Park, WA; grandchildren, Chris, Stacy, and Jennifer of Dan and Norma Barton, Michael, Kelly, Mark, and Brooklynn of Jeff and Peggy Barton, and Vanessa, Stephanie, Patrick, and Thomas of Janice and Steven Erickson; and five great-grandchildren., Memorial service, with reception following, will be Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 South Bernard St., Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Lutheran Church or Shriners Hospital, or the organization of their choice., The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Clode and the staff at Rockwood Forest Estates Courtyard for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Lee and his family.



Eleazar "Mario" Gaona

Eleazar "Mario" Martinez Gaona, 67, passed away on February 19, 2011 at his home in Bellingham. He was born to Domingo Amalia (Martinez) Gaona, on February 16, 1944 in Hidalgo, Texas. He married Shaneen Sanchez and lived in Bellingham. Throughout his life, he was a Commercial Contractor working road construction. Mario loved doing landscaping, gathering seafood, watching eagles, jewelry making, and especially, time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Amalia, Pharr, TX; his wife, Shaneen, and four daughters, Dolly Gaona, Elisia James, Angela Gaona, all of Bellingham, WA, and Teri Gaona, Federal Way, WA; two sons, Mario Gaona, Puyallup, WA and Robert Solomon, Birch Bay, WA; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-gradchildren. Mario was pre-deceased by his father and wives, Donna Gaona-Greene and Maria Goana-Gonzales. A funeral service will be held for Mario on Wednesday, February 23, at 10:00 AM at the Wexliem Community Building, Bellingham, WA. A prayer service was held on Tuesday, February 22. You may share your thoughts and memories of Mario in the online guest book at



Ella May "Littlejohn" Culp

Ella was predeceased by her husband, Ellis 0. Culp; granddaughter, Linda Susan Fuller; brothers, Chester Little-john, Elwin Littlejohn, and sister, Rena Swanson; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. She is survived by her 4 children; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 14 great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.



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 




Gene, as he is known to his family and friends, passed away on 18 February 2011. He was 9l years young. Gene was never old. He would never allow his biological age to stop him from doing what he wanted to do. He was young at heart, mind, spirit and attitude. He had more stamina than many people half his age with a heart twice as big. He was a very compassionate and dedicated man to his family, friends, his work and to life. Born 22 May 1919 in Flint, Michigan, he enlisted in the, Air Corps in 1940. After graduating from Officers Candidate School in 1943, he served almost 34 years on active duty, serving in, , the, and during the Viet Nam Conflict. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal 3 times and the Air Force Commendation Medal 5 times. He retired from Fairchild Air Force Base in 1973. Gene was a founding member of the Fairchild Federal Credit Union currently Global Credit Union after retiring from the military. He worked as a loan officer and branch supervisor for 13 years. Never one to be idle, after he "retired" from the CU, Gene joined the Spokane Police Department Senior Volunteers in 1990 due to his compassion and dedication to the community. He ultimately became Co-Director of the Senior Volunteer Program accumulating 40,800 + hours of public service. He particularly enjoyed playing Mc Gruff the crime-fighting dog at schools, churches, parades and other events. For 32 years, until his health prevented it, every Christmas Eve he would be at the Spokane International Airport dressed as Santa Claus and handing out candy canes to the children who were traveling on this special night. Gene is survived by his wife, Jackie, son, Terry and his wife Dolores; three daughters, Sharon Rossiter, Connie Fuhrman and Renee Dorsey; stepson, George Montgomery; stepdaughter, Teri Alexander and sister, Pat Rector as well as sixteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. His first wife, Doris, preceded him in death in 1982. People who knew him will miss his vigor, humor, compassion and hearing his whistling coming down the hall at work. His memory will always have a permanent place in our hearts. Once met, never forgotten. Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, Friday, 25 February, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum, 924 W. Sinto, Spokane, WA 99201.




Frederick James Gressman Born August 22nd 1921 went home to our lord on the 16th of February, 2011. He is survived by his wife Marion (Lavorato) and son George (Noema) Gressman. Leaving Loving and beautiful memories. Funeral service will be held Monday February 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am at Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup, with viewing starting at 9.00 am. Please visit



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.



Forrest V. Russell

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Frances Isabelle Weeks

Mickey was known as hostess extraordinaire. Be it a children's party, barbeque, family dinner, gathering for 100 or drop-in guests, all were wined, dined, entertained and made to feel personally welcomed. Friends say she was the best kind of friend, there to share both good times and bad, always generous with smiles and hugs. She nurtured and maintained connections as far back as high school. Her list of friends was extensive.



Francis R. "Frank" Garcia

Frank passed away on Feb. 17, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA., Born in Corbin Cliff, Illinois June 22, 1919 to Francisco Roberto Garcia and Angela Hernandez Garcia, he was the youngest of seven living children. Prior to, , Francis attended school up to the eighth grade until he went to work as a laborer for Rock Island Railroad. As soon as he was of age he was promoted to Brakeman Conductor. Francis married Louise Scharffer Dec. 31st, 1943. Prior to the Pearl Harbor attack Francis enlisted in The, Air Corp., becoming an instrument specialist and a navigator, with a tour of duty in Northern Africa. After Francis was honorably discharged he was hired on to the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul Railroad. He moved his family to Malden, WA in 1946. In 1961 the family moved to Spokane Valley, Francis was forced to retire in 1973 due to a railroad accident in which he lost his foot. He then became an investigator for the Rerat Law firm out of Minneapolis, Minnesota that represented accident victims for all railroad employees which he served until 1985. Francis was active in the local chapter of N.A.R.V.R.E. He also belonged to the Burlington Northern Railroad Retired Veteran Assoc.; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles out of St. Maries, ID for 65 years. Francis loved softball and played for several different companies as Pitcher. He always listened to the Mariners and the Gonzaga Ball games on the radio. Francis was a lung cancer survivor. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Louise, his parents, his brothers, Adolph Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Louis Garcia, Raymond Garcia, and James Garcia as well as his sister Natalie Tamayo. He is survived by his daughter Frances, one granddaughter, Angelia and one great-granddaughter, Natalya. Visitation will be held today Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 4:00-8:00 PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel 1400 S. Pines Rd. Spokane Valley. Funeral Services will be held Thursday Feb. 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 503 N. Walnut Rd. Spokane Valley, WA. There will be a committal service following at Pines Cemetery with Military Honors.



Frank Laufer

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

Aug. 26, 1929 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Frank Newman

The Newman family lost their patriarch, Frank Newman, February 18 when he passed peacefully in his sleep. Frank spent most of his life in the Lake Stevens, WA area where he loved and was loved by countless family members, friends and animals., Family, fishing and hunting were a big part of his life and sharing these things with his family and friends was very important to him., Frank lived a full loving life and will greatly be missed by all who knew him. His wish was that everyone treat each other with kindness and respect, and never pass up the chance to help anyone in need., Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, of 63 years; and by his eleven brothers and sisters., He is survived by his two sons, Robin Newman and Ron Newman, both of Lake Stevens; and his daughter, Penny Cordray (Mike), of Marysville, WA. He leaves behind his last remaining sibling, sister, Barbara Burgy, of Marysville; as well as eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren., The family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff at Bethany at the Pacific Campus, as well as the numerous Doctors and Nurses that were with him in his last days., Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 26 at Evergreen Cemetery with a reception following at the Lake Stevens Fire Conference Center, 10518 18th Street SE, Lake Stevens.




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Gunder E. "Eldon" Halvorsen, 90, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, February 21, 2011., Arrangements are pending with Kern Funeral Home. 



Gary A. Rindahl

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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.



Gregory Kekololiokamakaniokuapea "Naka" Cleaver Sr.

Gregory 'Naka' Kekololiokamakaniokuapea CLEAVER Sr. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii September 5th, 1945, passed away on January 14th, 2011 in White Center, a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Naka spent his life working on the ocean as a Merchant Marine. He travelled the world working for NOAA and Foss Tug, and finished his career with the Washington State Ferries. He retired in 2009. Join friends and family as we celebrate the lifeof our beloved father Naka. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to meet him. Come share memories and talk story. Saturday, February 26, 2pm- 5pm at the White Center Eagles 10452 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146.




She worked as a Realtor for Indian Affairs in Montana prior to moving to the Tri-Cities about 25 years ago. 



Haydee H. Hernandez

Donations may be made to St, Michael's Parish or the Alzheimers Foundation of 



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.



Henry Willard Michael

Henry W. Michael, 83, of Anacortes passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at San Juan Rehab and Care Center in Anacortes., He was born in Colville, WA on July 5, 1927 to Ross and Juanita Michael., In 1950 he met Alvina Mouland. They married and celebrated 60 years of marriage in September 2010., Henry had two careers in his lifetime. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as Chief Petty Officer. Following the service, Henry went on to college and received his RN degree, working for 18 years as a registered nurse., After his second retirement, Henry and Alvina spent eight years traveling around the U.S. and Canada in their motorhome., Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Juanita; his bother, Earl; and sisters, Mary and Elizabeth., He is survived by his wife, Alvina; six children, Joe of Medical Lake, Francis of Seattle, Suzanne of Kittery, Maine, and Jon, Jeff, and Ross of Anacortes; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren., Our thanks and deep appreciation go to the staff at San Juan Care Center, especially Judy and Marcia, and to Sally and Chrissy. Thanks also to Dr. Conway for his help and care., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Henry, please sign the online guest register at



Hilda (Bueler) Hawley

Hilda Agnes (Bueler) Hawley passed away at home in Acme, WA on February 18, 2011. Born October 30, 1922 in Marshland, Snohomish, Hilda was the youngest child of Joseph and Mary Bueler both of Canton Schwyz, Switzerland. She grew up on the family dairy farm and attended school in Snohomish and Everett. During World War II she proudly contributed to the war effort as a Rosie the Riveter at Boeing in Seattle, WA and Everett. Her love of the mountains and Swiss heritage inspired her to become one of the first women members of the Everett Mountaineers, climbing most major peaks in Washington and Oregon, leading climbs on Mt.Baker and Mt Rainier. Hilda married Bruce Hawley, a Washington State Park ranger in 1955, and together with their children Georganna and Joseph lived in five parks throughout western Washington. After retirement they lived in Stanwood, WA for 30 years, and were active members in the Washington Old Time and Country Music Association, sharing their joy of music in the local community., Hilda was preceded in death by Bruce, her husband of 45 years; brothers, Frank Bueler and Joseph Bueler; sisters, Ann Bucher and Louise Fischer; and grandson, Jason Borry., She is survived by sisters, Mary Wilson, of Snohomish, WA and Martha DeFisser of Everett; daughter, Georganna Hawley, of Fillmore, CA; son, Joseph, of Acme; granddaughters, Amanda, Booie, JoJo and Harmony, all of Whatcom County, WA, Jennifer Anderson, of Sylmar, CA; and four great-grandchildren., Hilda will be fondly remembered for her love of Christ, for sharing her Swiss heritage in music and yodeling, her unflagging energy, hiking well into her 88th year, and maintaining a positive attitude throughout her long life., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Cedarhome Baptist Church, 29000 68th NW, Stanwood., In lieu of flowers the family asks for a donations in Hilda's name to Whatcom County Hospice.



Howard P. Pruzan

Howard P. PRUZAN Howard P. Pruzan died peacefully on February 21, 2011 at the age of 88. He was born on September 25, 1922 in Seattle, the youngest of three brothers. He grew up on 23rd and Washington and graduated from Garfield High School in 1940. Howard attended the University of Washington for three years at which time he went into the Army. He fought in Germany during World War II as a member of the infantry. He was shot as he liked to say "in the butt" while crossing the Ramagen Bridge and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged from the Army as first lieutenant. After leaving the Army he came back to Seattle and married Inge Schlonau with whom he had fallen in love at first sight at a USO dance at Temple De Hirsch before he left to go overseas. He also resumed his studies at the University of Washington and graduated from law school in 1948. He joined Hugh Miracle and Ken Treadwell in the practice of law and the firm became know as Miracle Treadwell and Pruzan. Howard was an outstanding trial lawyer. From the beginning of his practice he championed the causes of those who needed help the most in our society. As just two of countless examples, early in his career he successfully represented a black Seattle police officer, Milton Price, against the Seattle Police Department for discrimination in promotion practices. He later represented the Price family when their young child tragically drowned and the cemetery would not bury the child because he was African-American. He also won that case. He and his partner Hugh Miracle were pioneers in the personal injury field and have left a legacy of great advocacy that has been an inspiration to many trial attorneys in this state. In 1975 Howard's son Steve joined him in the practice and they had 35 won- derful years of practice together. Howard was also an outstanding community leader. For his work in the Civil Rights Movement he was appointed by the Mayor of Seattle in 1962 as one of the original members of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. He was instrumental in writing the Open Housing Law for the City of Seattle. He was a very active participant in the ACLU and served as president of the local chapters of B'nai Brith and the Anti-Defamation League. Howard was known by all for having the highest ethical standards as a lawyer and as a person in general. He served as chair of the Washington State Bar Association Ethic Committee. He was recognized for his lifetime of achievement by the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association with the Professionalism Award in 1996 which is rarely given. Inscribed on that award are the words "An esteemed student of the law, who for nearly 50 years has championed the cause of the injured and oppressed with the highest degree of skill, compassion and honesty." He was also named the Outstanding Lawyer by the King County Bar Association in 2002 for a lifetime of achievement in the law. Howard was predeceased by his wife Inge to whom he was lovingly devoted for over 60 years and his brother Irving Pruzan. He is survived by his brother Carl Pruzan and by his son Steve (Janet Abrams) , his daughter Cathy (Jeff Gustafson) his grandchildren, Amy, Alex, Max and Leah, who adored him and his great grandson Jayden. He was dearly loved by all of his family and especially all of his nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and by all those he touched in his personal and professional life. The family would like to give special thanks to his doctors, Gary Schuster and Peter Demopolis as well as to all of the care givers at the Jewish Family Service who were so wonderful to him and to Inge. We would also like to thank all those at the Summit who made the last part of Howard's life so great. He truly loved his time there having fun with the people and being able to pursue his lifelong interest in art. Donations in his honor can be made to the Jewish Family Service, Kline Galland-Summit at First and Temple de Hirsch Sinai or to any charity that works to improve the lives of the less fortunate as he did for his entire lifetime. The funeral will be held at the Butterworth-Arthur Wright Chapel located at 520 West Raye St., Seattle, Washington at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February, 25, 2011.



Howard W. Bergerson

Howard W. BERGERSON He loved people and had a gift for enriching the lives of everyone he met. He departed February 19, 2011 in Kirkland, Washington, in the arms of loving family. Howard was born July 29, 1922 and grew up in mill towns of Washington and Oregon. He was a shingle weaver with avocations as artist, writer, musician, and mathematician. He wed Nellie McLaughlin in 1967 and adopted her three youngest children. After Nellie passed in 1987, he married Christine Stamm, and they were together about three years. He was self-taught. He was nominated as 1957 Oregon Poet Laureate, and was a renowned palindromist. His final years were spent working on a book entitled The Ethical Imperative on life, death, and the future of humanity. Celebration of life is planned in Woodinville, WA for Saturday, 2/26. All are welcome. RSVP for time and directions to A celebration of life is also planned prior to interment of ashes in Sweet Home, Oregon. See detailed obituary and share memories of Howard at



Huber Keith Grimm M.D.

Huber Keith GRIMM, MD September 6, 1920 ~ February 18, 2011 Huber Grimm was born the second son to UW All-American Huber "Polly" Grimm and Emma Grimm, in Centralia and attended Centralia High School. After graduating in 1938, Huber entered the University of Washington and played freshman football. He enrolled in the San Francisco College of Embalming and in 1939 received his license as an embalmer and funeral director, working as a circuit embalmer for numerous funeral homes in the Greater Seattle area during the war. Huber entered Seattle University in 1942 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1945. Huber attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where here received his medical degree in 1949, and received his certification in General Practice and General Surgery at Seattle's Providence Hospital in 1951. As an intern at Providence, Dr. Grimm began his 30-year tenure as team physician for Seattle University, providing medical services to hundreds of athletes and their families during the Golden Years of Seattle University basketball, as well as serving as team physician at Seattle Preparatory School. Dr. Grimm was inducted to the Seattle University Athletic Hall of Fame three times, once as an individual and twice as a team member of the 1957-58 and 1962-63 basketball squads. As a physician, Dr. Grimm served as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps from 1952-54 and was a surgeon and Medical Commander at Camp Irwin in Barstow, CA. Upon his return, Dr. Grimm opened his medical practice in Seattle, serving the community for 42 years until 1996. During that time, Dr. Grimm delivered thousands of babies and provided medical assistance to underprivileged families. He served on numerous professional boards and was Past President of Washington State Academy of Family Physicians, King County Blue Shield, King County Medical Services Corporation, and Washington State Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Grimm married his wife Georgia MacAdam in 1944. They settled in Capitol Hill, raising ten children. After Georgia's untimely death, Dr. Grimm married Mary Lancaster in 1998. His children are grateful for the devoted and loving care she provided during his long illness. Dr. Grimm was an avid boater his entire life, owning numerous boats and was especially fond of his 1954 Chris Craft, GEE GEE owned for 31 years. Dr. Grimm joined Queen City Yacht Club in 1960 and was an active member, serving as Fleet Surgeon, board member, Chairman of the Board, and chairman of numerous committees. He loved cruising the waters of Puget Sound and Canada and loved working on his boat. Dr. Grimm was also a charter member of the Seattle Seafair Clowns and was a Past President of the associated Seattle University Graduates Club. Dr. Grimm is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia, and his brother Howard. He is survived by his wife, Mary, her two children, Mary Lou and James, and his ten children and their spouses, Suzanne Montegut (Monte), Thomas (Gari), Fr. Robert, Lawrence (Barbara), Gerald (Betsy), Peter (Dawn), Christopher (Wendy), Paul, Scott (Karin), and Patrick (Nancy). He is also survived by two dozen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bonney Watson Funeral Home Capitol Hill is handling arrangements. Funeral services will be held at St. Josephs on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 AM. Remembrance may be made to: Huber K. Memorial Fund, Seattle University Athletic Department, Ed & John O'Brien Center, 1218 E Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122.




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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.



Irena Isabella Kallay "Irene" Conlin

Irena "Irene" Isabella Kallay Conlin left us on February 15, 2011 after a short illness. Irena was born in Chicago, IL on August 29, 1917 to Jan (George) and Zofia (Sophia) A. Zbroniec Kallay., She raised five children mostly singlehandedly after the death of her husband, Edison J. Conlin. She moved from Chicago to New Orleans, LA, thereafter to Ft. Walton Beach, FL, then to Everett, WA, where she resided for many years, living the last four years in Seattle, WA, with her loving son-in-law, Jay; and Randy and Victoria, her loving son and daughter. Our mother was a loving, giving and amazingly talented woman., She is cherished by her children, James Sereyka, Ron and Randy Conlin, Veronica DeGraaf and Victoria Wangsmo. Irene's grandchildren, Nikki, Sergi, Greg, Dante, Sean and Seth; and many great-grandchildren, along with extended family in Chicago and in Europe, love her dearly., Funeral services are held at 1 p.m., February 26, 2011, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2619 Cedar St. Everett, WA. A website is also available to view at, . She will be laid to rest in a ceremony in Snohomish, WA.




James Graham Hannah of Anacortes, died February 15, 2011 in Anacortes. He was born to Essie and James Hannah in Weed, California on the slopes of Mount Shasta, on February 19, 1928., Jim was married to Beverly for 44 years until her death in 1995., He is survived by his son, Scott Hannah (and Raye White) of Grants Pass, OR; daughter, Karen (Hannah) Huber and her husband Curtis of Anacortes, WA; grandson, Dan Huber (and Kate) of Seattle, WA; and his dear companion, Mary Moore, of Denver, CO., Jim learned to fly when he was about 16 years old, and flying remained a passion throughout his life. He joined United Airlines in 1955 and often said he was the luckiest man alive to have worked in a job he would have paid to do. Jim worked as both a pilot and in management was Chief Pilot of the Seattle base for many years and ended his career flying routes to Hong Kong and Singapore as a DC-10 captain., In retirement he was president of the local chapter of the Washington Pilots Association, a member of the Quiet Birdmen (QB's), and enjoyed many travels with Mary., Jim had a big sense of humor and was known for his quick puns. He was a great Dad and grandfather - his grandson and he called each other Putz and Maroon, from the movie Grumpy Old Men., He will be dearly missed by his many friends and family., A celebration of his life will be held in the spring contact the family if you want to receive notice., To share his passion for flying with future generations, memorial gifts may be sent to the Aviation Academy, c/o Snohomish County Airport / Paine Field, 3220 100th Street SW, Everett, WA, 98204. This program brings the experience of flying and mechanics to 13-18 year olds with dreams like Jim's., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Jim, please sign the online guest register at




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John "Roger" Pearce Age 73, passed away on February 20, 2011., He is survived by his two sons Michael and Steven Pearce, daughter-in-law Anne Pearce, two granddaughters, Samantha and Christina, and brother Alan Jensen., Roger was a true gentlemen and a wonderful devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered by his friends for his positive attitude, great sense of humor and just plain good company., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army-King County, P.O. Box 9219, Seattle, WA 98109




John Robert Bensen, age 68 of Sedro-Woolley, WA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 17th, 2011. He was cared for in his home by his wife, Marilyn, family members, close friends, and the caring staff of Hospice of the Northwest., John was born on December 30th, 1942 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Robert and Mary Bensen., At the age of twelve the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where John graduated from Shoreline High School in 1960. After working in the construction industry in Alaska, John served for four years in the, . In the 3rd year of service John and Marilyn (Cutting) were married on June 9th, 1967 and spent their first year in Hawaii, while John completed his service commitment., In 1968 they relocated to Washington, where John worked the remainder of his career in the Transport Refrigeration Industry., John retired in September of 2010., John enjoyed many activities including; family, grandchildren, coaching, traveling, gardening and camping. He and Marilyn were foster parents together for eight years. John enjoyed working with his hands and remodeled their farmhouse in Sedro-Wooley., John is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his son, Scott and wife Lena of Seattle, WA, his daughters, Sara Enstom of Ferndale, WA and Desiree Bensen of Mount Vernon, WA; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, John Mark, Anton, Lars, Ruslan. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Brickhouse, Molly Bell & (David); brother, Michael & (Marla), all of Anchorage AK., John was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy; mother, Mary; father, Robert; and sister, Barbara Wood., John attended North Cascades Christian Fellowship in Sedro-Woolley, where a memorial will be held celebrating John's life, on Saturday, February 26th, at 1:00., Remembrances in John's name can be made to North Cascades Christian Fellowships, Elijah Oil, 118 North Ball Street, Sedro-Woolley 98284 or Hospice of the Northwest, 819 S. 13th Street, Mount Vernon Washington, 98274




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Josephine Gibson "Josie" Josie Gibson, beloved mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away peacefully onEFeb. 18, 2011 surrounded by family and caregivers. Josie retired in 1984 from Rainier State School after 20 years as a caregiver. In 1989, she was preceded in death by her husband Claude W. Gibson. Funeral service Feb. 25, 2011, 1:00pm, Hill Funeral Home, 217 E. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup (253) 845-1172. Please go to



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.



James Lee Wieland

He worked for 34 years in the bread business, for Langendorf, Gai's, and most recently, Franz Bakery. Jim's first two years were in bread delivery, and for the rest of his career he was the Aberdeen route supervisor. Illness forced him to retire in January of this year.



Janice Eloise Robb

Janice Eloise Robb, 73, of La Center, WA, passed away on Feb. 18, 2011. She was born on March 20, 1937 to Marvin and Ruth Everitt in Ridgefield, WA. She attended high school in Vancouver, WA., Janice had an in-home daycare business in Hazel Dell for 30 years. Upon retirement, she moved to La Center with her husband where she loved gardening and working with flowers. She enjoyed cross stitching, sewing, and daily walks with her husband. She was an avid Trail Blazer basketball fan., Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Harvey E. Robb; two daughters, Laura Cothren and Lisa Wiedman; two granddaughters, Roxanne Ranger and Andrea Wiedman; one great-granddaughter, Shailah Ranger; and sisters, Jeanne Eten, Sharon Kamp and Carol Scott., She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Ruth Everitt., The family will be holding a private service., Memorial contributions in her name, may be made to Hospice Southwest at Southwest Washington Medical Center., Please sign Janice's guest book at:



Jason Moses

Jason MOSES Jason David Moses, age 44, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 20, 2011. Jason was born in Bellevue Washington to Cliff Moses and Gail Biggins. Jason graduated from Vashon High School and later attended culinary school. Jason was an accomplished chef who worked for many years in Seattle, WA and recently relocated to Boulder City, NV where he was working as a chef for UNLV. Jason is survived by his father Cliff Moses of Boulder City, NV, mother Gail Yasin of Hawaii, a sister Jessica Beschizza in Port Orchard, WA, wife Cheryl Moses of Seattle, WA and a son Andrew Harris of Seattle, WA. A grave side service will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Boulder City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to See Spot Run Dog Park at PO Box 62173 Boulder City, NV 89006. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Boulder City Family Mortuary. (702)294-3000.



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



Jeannette M. Dore'-Tate

Passed away February 21, 2011 in Spokane. She was born November 19, 1919 to Joseph and Ethel Belisle. The family moved to Spokane in 1962, after which time Jeannette graduated as an LPN and worked at Holy Family Hospital until retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo O. Dore' in 1977; brothers Dan, Jerry, Ray and Roger Belisle; sisters Berniece and Doris; grandchildren Yvette and Cody Dore'. She is survived by her husband Marlin Tate; sons Tom, Dick and Bob Dore'; daughters Doris (Lloyd) Schell, Debbi (Norm) Seeberger, Helen (Michael) Bradshaw and Faye (Ron) Luna; sisters Sylvia Kirkeby and Rita Bercier; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, February 24 from 12-7pm with Vigil services beginning at 7pm, all at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11am and will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1503 W. Dean, Spokane with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the, , 140 S. Arthur, Suite 610, Spokane, WA 99202. Please visit Jeannette's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Jerome Vaughn

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

Sept. 27, 1920 - Feb. 7, 2011 



JoAnn M. Andrews

Passed away peacefully February 21, 2011 at her sister's home in Spokane Valley. Born to James and Elizabeth Lynch in Spokane on October 17, 1938. JoAnn graduated from West Valley High School in 1956. After graduating she worked for Appleway Motors in the Valley. JoAnn married Mike Andrews and moved to Portland, OR where she was a devoted mother to four children. She retired from her career in Accounting in 1998. She moved back to Spokane in 2002 where she was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. JoAnn loved being with her family and friends. Dancing was a passion of hers and she played a mean hand of pinnacle. JoAnn is preceded in death by her son Michael G. Andrews, JR; her parents James and Elizabeth; her brothers Jim, Richard and Wayne Lynch; as well as a sister Darlene Lynch. She is survived by her children, Kathryn J. Ivory, Stacey L. Needham and Spencer "Todd" Andrews. Her two grandchildren Sydney Needham and John "Jack" Ivory. Her sisters and brothers Arlene Frey, Janet Wilbanks, Kay Dutton, Don Lynch and Gary Lynch. JoAnn also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also a special lifelong friend Sandra Beloved. A service for JoAnn will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99016 on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Memorial contributions can be given to Hospice of Spokane or Hope Lutheran Church.



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.



Karen "Brotherton" DeWitt

Karen "Brotherton" DeWITT August 24, 1943 ~ February 6, 2011 Born Aug. 24, 1943 in Seattle, Wash, passed away February 6, 2011 in Yuma, Arizona. She is survived by her son Sean Allen West and her brother Gary Brotherton and her sister Marlene Hoff and her long time friend and partner, Philip Mencke. No service is planned.



Karen M. Paull

Karen M. Paull passed away in her Marysville, Washington home on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 after a 27 month battle with cancer. Karen, born to A.C. "Jack" Miller, Jr. and Agnes Miller on May 21, 1945 in Aberdeen, Washington, grew up in Oakville, Washington where she attended high school and established the first of her two businesses following her graduation from DeWhitte's Beauty School., Along with her husband, Dwayne, Karen moved to California for a time, before returning to Washington where they settled in Marysville in 1976. Three years later, she gave birth to the first of their two children, Terry, who was followed by their daughter, Nicole Harris (Paull) in 1982., It was at this time that Karen set up her second business, an in-home daycare, which she ran for several years prior to her 20 year food service career with the Marysville School District, where she worked until her retirement in 2010., Karen, an active mother and contributor to her community, was a member of her children's PTSA, supporter of youth and local sports, and an advisor and mentor to members of the local DeMolay and DeMolay Sorority chapters and to those around Washington, ultimately receiving recognition for her contributions by DeMolay International with the DeMolay Cross of Honor in 2003., When not feeding the hearts and souls of all she interacted with, she could be found watching sports, playing solitaire, cooking, knitting or crocheting., She was preceded in death by her parents, "Jack" and Agnes., Karen's legacy of leadership, love and service is continued by her husband of 47 years, D. Dwayne Paull; son, Terry Paull; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Ben Harris; siblings, A.C. "Cliff" Miller III (Sharon) and Harry "Gene" Miller (Jeanette); numerous nieces; and nephew; and the thousands with whom she interacted., Celebration of life potlucks will be held for Karen in both Oakville and Marysville, Washington., Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Oakville Cemetery, followed immediately by the Oakville Celebration of Life at the Oakville Community center (formerly Oakville Legion Hall) from noon to 4:00 p.m, The Marysville Celebration of Life potluck will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Marysville Masonic Center located at 5th St. and Columbia Ave. in Marysville, WA., In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made in Karen's honor to either the Portland Shrine Hospital for Children or the



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.



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. .....




Lillian "Lilli" M. Mathews, local artist, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at her home in Anacortes., Lilli was born in Joplin MO, on December 17, 1923, and grew up in Kansas City., In addition to being a wonderful wife and loving mother, her lifelong passion was art. Her artistic proclivity was first observed when, as a small child, she discovered that plaster chips made fine chalk for sidewalk art. Her first scholarship was awarded when she was 12 years old. Lilli studied art formally at the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design, Art Student's League in New York, Art Guild classes in St Louis, and related courses at the University of California Los Angeles, and Western Washington University. She was a producing artist throughout her life, and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibits., Lilli taught child and adult classes, conducted workshops, and served as juror for several shows. Her works, most typically interpretive landscapes, were completed in many media, including beeswax encaustic., Lilli was a diligent observer of nature, and a consummate student of anything related to art. She was perceptive and sensitive., Lilli looked for beauty everywhere, and brought beauty, laughter, love and joy to family and friends., All who knew Lilli will miss her mischievous sense of humor and her infectious laugh. She was much loved, and will be greatly missed!, Lilli leaves her husband of 54 years, Calvin, a retired WWU administrator; her daughter, Jill of Bellingham; and her sister, Dolores, of Amarillo, TX., No services are planned, and the family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Museum of Northwest Art, P.O. Box 969, La Conner, WA 98257 (, ) or, TNA The Facial Pain Association, 408 W. University Ave., Suite 602, Gainesville, FL 32601 (, ) The family expresses deep gratitude to the many health professionals involved in her recent care, notably, Susan Hill, ARNP, Island Hospital¡Çs Physical Therapists, and Skagit Hospice., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. (



Larry Krogh

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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.



Leonard J. Durrenberger Jr.

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Letty Morrissette

Friday, February 18, 2011 3:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 11, 1955 - Feb. 14, 2011 



Lillian M. Mathews

Lillian "Lilli" M. Mathews, local artist, died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at her home in Anacortes. Lilli was born in Joplin MO, on December 17, 1923, and grew up in Kansas City. In addition to being a wonderful wife and loving mother, her lifelong passion was art. Her artistic proclivity was first observed when, as a small child, she discovered that plaster chips made fine chalk for sidewalk art. Her first scholarship was awarded when she was 12 years old. Lilli studied art formally at the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design, Art Student's League in New York, Art Guild classes in St Louis, and related courses at the University of California Los Angeles, and Western Washington University. She was a producing artist throughout her life, and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibits. Lilli taught child and adult classes, conducted workshops, and served as juror for several shows. Her works, most typically interpretive landscapes, were completed in many media, including beeswax encaustic. Lilli was a diligent observer of nature, and a consummate student of anything related to art. She was perceptive and sensitive. Lilli looked for beauty everywhere, and brought beauty, laughter, love and joy to family and friends. All who knew Lilli will miss her mischievous sense of humor and her infectious laugh. She was much loved, and will be greatly missed! Lilli leaves her husband of 54 years, Calvin, a retired WWU administrator; her daughter, Jill of Bellingham; and her sister, Dolores, of Amarillo, TX. No services are planned, and the family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Museum of Northwest Art, P.O. Box 969, La Conner, WA 98257 (



Lloyd A. Peterson

Born September 13, 1912, in Colfax, Wisconsin, Lloyd passed away February 19, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, whom he married in 1937. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Taylor, and sons, Michael L. and Mark E. Peterson., A memorial service will be held March 4, 2011, at 3:00 PM, at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard, Spokane, WA.



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 P. Starr (Kjos) Karnes

Born August 5, 1927 in Bottineau, North Dakota and passed away February 19, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Lois was a graduate of Bonner's Ferry High School, after which she moved to Spokane. During WWII she worked at Galena Air Force Base sorting bolts. She was a graduate of Kinman Business College and retired from J.J. Newberry at University City in 1980 where she was an office manager. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Adam Karnes; son James Starr; daughter Darlene (Dennis) Rock; extended family Lana (John) Gonda; grandchildren: Dezerae (John) Gamble, Christa (Nathan) Stull, Andrea (Chris) Sherwood and Michelle Shewell; and seven great-grandchildren. Lois is also survived by sister Eileen Morey; brother Don Kjos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Starr; parents Paul and Lillian Kjos; brothers Burnen Kjos and Clayton Kjos; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25 at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, or the, . Please sign Lois's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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



Lovina M. Radi (Wentzel) Hoertrich

Lovina M. Radi (Wentzel) Hoertrich passed away peacefully in Stanwood, WA, February 14, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born in Fisher, MN, November 27, 1913. She graduated from Crookston High School and in 1936 was married to Ralph Wentzel, until his death in 1966. They moved their family to Kirkland, WA in 1948. They had two sons, Paul (Lila Pagel) and Alan (Nancy Askew); and one daughter, Linda Staunton Sharp., She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in Kirkland for many years. She married George Hoertrich of Fife, WA in 1977 and resided in Tacoma, WA until his death in 1991., She was a very hard worker and spent many years at the old Kirkland Hospital. She retired from the Mercer Island Lumber Company. She always had a green thumb and could make things grow and flourish. She lived on her own and had a very healthy life until November, 2009 when she became a resident of the Josephine Home. The staff all came to love her and took very good care of her., She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary (Stehr) Radi; two brothers; five sisters; and one granddaughter., She is survived by her three children; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many special and loved nieces and nephews., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrance memorials be sent to the Josephine Sunset Home, 9901 272nd Place NW, Stanwood, WA 98292., A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.




Mary migrated to the U.S. on June 26, 1986, with her niece Loan Tran and family. She was a resident of Richland, Washington, since then until her last day. She was a proud citizen of the United States and the state of Washington as well as a devout member of Christ the King Parish in Richland, Washington., A former Catholic nun, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, grand/great-grand nieces and nephews. Her surviving nephews are Thach Tran and his family, Bac Tran and his family, Vincent Qui Tran and his family, and Peter Hoa Tran and his family. Mary's surviving nieces are Phuong Tran and her family, PhucPhan and her family, Nglia Phan, Kim Tran and her family who still reside in Vietnam., Private family and praying services will be held at Einan's Funeral Home and at the family home in Richland.



Margaret G. Bryan

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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:



Marian Rau "Phyllis" Lesnett

A Valentine's Day baby, Phyllis was born February 14, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, to George and Nelle (Pfisterer) Rau. She grew up in St. Louis, the middle child of five children. Phyllis graduated in 1937 from Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, and began working for the telephone company as a telephone operator. In 1939, she met the love of her life, Samuel A. Lesnett, and they married on June 23, 1942, in St. Louis. After almost 65 years of marriage, Sam predeceased her in 2007.



Marilyn Joan (Malone) BECKWITH

Marilyn Joan (Malone) BECKWITH Marilyn was born on April 8, 1932 to Matie Bernitta (Stevens) and John Cusack Malone in San Gabriel, California. In 1949 she graduated from St. Mary's High School in Medford, Oregon. She attended Holy Name Academy in San Mateo, from 1949 - 1951. From 1951 - 1960 Marilyn worked for United Airlines in the Flight Operations Dispatch Center in Seattle, Washington. She met and later married her husband, James C. Beckwith, on August 23, 1953. Together the raised four children: Roxanne Coatney of Chewelah, WA; Jim Beckwith, Jr. of Renton, WA; Michael Beckwith of Hoquiam, WA; and Karen (Mark) Foster of Federal Way, WA. In the mid-70's, Marilyn worked for National Iranian Radio and Television's International Division in Tehran, Iran as a news writer, editor, and broadcaster. Marilyn passed away on February 15, 2011 following complications from a stroke. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Beverly. She is survived by her husband, four children, four granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A Funeral Mass for Marilyn will be held today, Wednesday, February 23rd at 10:30 AM, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 30525 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Marilyn's memory to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Please sign the online memorial at



Marvin J. Vandersloot

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

November 23, 1935 – February 15, 2011



Mary Anne Hanson

A Memorial Service will be held at Mills & Mills, Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 12:00. 



Mary McDonald

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

Aug. 19, 1950 - Feb. 18, 2011



Matthew David Adler

Matthew David ADLER A brilliant corporate attorney committed to building relationships between China and the US and much loved husband and father. Born June 15, 1970, in Philadelphia, PA, and died February 18, 2011, in Seattle, WA. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jennifer Stuber, and children Jake and Zoe. A celebration of Matt's life will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:00 AM at Bleitz Funeral Home, 316 Florentia Street in Fremont. A complete life story and video tribute will be available on Matt's Everlasting Memorial Site,



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 .....



Michael Seavy

I wish we could have just one more day so I could tell you again what you mean to me. 



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: 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: Theodore E. Leidenfrost

Saturday, February 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Theodore Ernest Alexander Leidenfrost passed away Feb. 3, 2011, in Moscow, Idaho. Ted was born in 1922 in Léva, Hungary. He attended school in Kecskemét, graduating in 1941. That same year he started law school in Kecskemét, with a plan to enter the Foreign Service. At the end of World War II, Ted, his sister and their father, [...]



OBITUARY: Theodore Ernest Alexander Leidenfrost

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

Theodore Ernest Alexander Leidenfrost passed away Feb. 3, 2011, in Moscow, Idaho. Ted was born in 1922 in Léva, Hungary. He attended school in Kecskemét, graduating in 1941. That same year he started law school in Kecskemét, with a plan to enter the Foreign Service. At the end of World War II, Ted, his sister, and their father, [...]



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.



Patricia A. Scheiderich

Patricia A. Scheiderich, born July 27, 1929, passed away February 20. 2011. Pat is survived by her son, Tom; daughters, Beth, Lynn and Cathy; and six grandchildren., Public visitation Wednesday, February 23, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 2209 58th Ave W., Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 24, also at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be at Abby View Cemetery, Briar., In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to a charity of choice. Pease sign the online guest book at



Patricia Carol Perkins

Artist, Patricia Carol Perkins, died February 14 on her 20th Anniversary to fisherman Dexter Perkins of Startup, WA. Memorial will be March 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain Valley Chapel, Gold Bar, WA. In lieu of flowers, send memorial gift to Mountain Valley Chapel PO Box 271, Gold Bar, WA 98251.



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.



Paul Roblin Frair

Paul Roblin Frair, born December 23, 1933 died February 18, 2011., Paul retired a proud employee of Boeing. He was also a member of the Eagles club., Paul leaves behind his wife, Maurine Frair to whom he was married for 30 years. Paul and Maurine had a connection that most people dream of, a true deep love. He also leaves behind two sisters; three children; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The youngest being Paul Frair IV., We want to give special thanks to Cristina, Sally and Sunrise View for the special care and attention. To Betty and Cami for EVERYTHING that you've done., A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 27, 2011, at Sunrise View, 2520 Madison St. Everett, WA. 98203.



Pete Correa

Pete Correa, 57, of Snohomish, died peacefully on February 12, 2011., Pete was born on September 24, 1953 in Cuba; he immigrated to the US with his family as a young boy., Pete graduated college in Connecticut before settling in the Northwest; he worked for Sell Aviation for 27 years., Pete was a devoted father, friend and employee; his enthusiasm and passion for life will never be forgotten. He touched countless lives, and his passing has left a great void in his vast community. Pete spent the final evening of his life doing what he did best, carrying the message of experience, strength and hope to his fellows., He is survived by his mother, Maria; cousins, Bruno and Lydia; his beloved son, Peter Jr., and hundreds of friends., A celebration of Pete's life will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club, 1134 2nd Street, Mukilteo.



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. ..... 




R. Dean Dietrich, MD, age 71, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident and Physician, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on February 21, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. 




Richard Orr Nodtvedt, DDS Born January 15, 1933 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away February 19, 2011 at his home in Lake Tapps, WA at age 78. He attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma. Upon graduation from PLU and the University of Washington Dental School, he was a dentist with the Navy for several years. For 42 years Doctor Nodtvedt practiced in Kent, WA, retiring in 2005. Richard is survived by sons Steven (Marleigh), Paul (Kathy) and grandchildren Khrystina, Jeffrey, Savannah, Christopher and Alex Nodtvedt. A 2:00pm service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood, in the Celebration of Life Building, Aspen Chapel. Please sign an online guest book at




He was raised by a widowed mother and attended Kennewick schools and Washington State University., He was a design engineer during 2 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 the 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 were spent with Vitro Engineering Co. at Hanford and then a year as Project Manager for WPPSS #2 reactor substructure contractor. After 8 years employed by J.A. Jones Engineering Department, he retired in 1987., He is a Navy veteran of WWII 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, and 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.




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She married Ivan W. Roberts at the age of 22 and they found their way to the Tri-Cities in 1961 for Ivan's construction work., Roxie raised Joe, Paul, Freda, and 10 years later, Linda. She was a caring mother and wife. She always had a meal for all and a clean home. She would help her friends and neighbors any time she could. Ivan passed away in 2002 and Roxie continued living in her home with her children's daily visits., Her last two years, Roxie had 24-hour care with providers and her kids daily who loved her. She could count backwards from 100 to 0 in 45 seconds and was proud to do so for anyone who listened., She died peacefully in her own home, the morning of February 21, 2011, Presidents Day. We will miss her smile and loving words she always said, 'love you, love you, love you.', She is survived by her four children, Joe (Judi) Roberts, of Anacortes, WA; Paul (Doc) Roberts of Kennewick, WA; Freda (Robert) Dixon of Kennewick, WA; and Linda Roberts of Kennewick, WA; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Also her sister Lois Mudd of Richland, WA; as well as relatives in Missouri., The family suggests that donations go to the charity of your choice or flowers to Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home for the service.




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Richard Akins

AKINS, Richard, Passed away at his home in Spokane, February 13, 2011. He was born in Spokane, WA to Joseph and Eunice Akins on March 24, 1960. From an early age Richard had a love for electronics and how they worked. After attending Gonzaga Prep and North Central High School he received several degrees and certificates from Spokane Technical Institute, ITT Tech, and Spokane Community College, often ending up on the honor list for accomplishments. His knowledge took him in several directions in communications, HVAC tech, steam fitting, and computer science and technology. Rich also had a lifetime attraction to Priest Lake where he grew up at his family's cabin. Later in life he would return often to go camping with his kids and friends on the islands. Richard is survived by his best friend, Lori, parents, sons, brothers, many nieces and nephews, and his granddaughter. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 26th at Heritage Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.



Richard Orr NODTVEDT

Richard Orr NODTVEDT, DDS Born January 15, 1933 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away February 19, 2011 at his home in Lake Tapps, WA at age 78. He attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma. Upon graduation from PLU and the University of Washington Dental School, he was a dentist with the Navy for several years. For 42 years Doctor Nodtvedt practiced in Kent, WA, retiring in 2005. Richard is survived by sons Steven (Marleigh), Paul (Kathy) and grandchildren Khrystina, Jeffrey, Savannah, Christopher and Alex Nodtvedt. A 2:00 p.m. service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home, Tacoma in the Celebration of Life Building, Aspen Chapel. Please sign an online guest book at



Robert D. Sebers

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Robert E. Gay

Robert E. Gay, 86, of Lake Stevens, WA passed away February 19, 2011 one day prior to his 87th birthday. Bob, born February 20, 1924 in Jackson, Michigan, was the son of Elwood and Luella Gay. The family then moved to Snohomish, WA in 1936 where he resided until he enlisted in the, during WWII. He retired from the City of Everett after 25 years of service. Bob enjoyed miniature trains, coin collecting and playing the keyboard. For many years he lived in his home on Lake Roesiger where he enjoyed fishing and the life long friends he made. He resided at Ashley Point of Lake Stevens for the last 13 years., Bob leaves behind his wife, Mikki; son, Bob (Dolly) of Everett; daughter, Candy (Dave) Wallis of Vancouver, WA; and son, Ed (Denise) of Everett. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild., He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sister, Joan McCallister., A memorial service will held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26 in Everett at the Church of the Nazarene at 2502 Lombard Ave. The Officiating Pastor will be Bob's grandson, Aaron Gay., Memorials may be made to the, or your favorite charity.



Robert Eugene Mackey Sr.

Robert "Bob" Mackey was born July 8, 1936 in Honolulu, HI and passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his home in Otis Orchards, WA after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family, friends and his beloved dogs, Jackson and Lindy., After serving in the U. S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958, he worked as a welder for the City of San Diego until he retired in 1991. He loved old cars, especially his 1936 Ford Coupe, 1940 Ford street rod and 1956 Ford F-100 Pickup and was a member of the Early Ford V-8 club and the San Diego Chapter of Pickups Limited. He enjoyed traveling and took cruises and vacations to: Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and islands of the Caribbean. He was a Mason and a long-time member of Starr Road Baptist Church., Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Merlyn (Glemmestad) and is survived by children Robert, Jr., Lauria (Metzler), Joseph, and James., His wife, Nadia (Murray) and her children Stephen Hockett and Kathleen (Thurman) survive him., He is survived by 14 grandchildren, three great-grandsons, two sisters, five nieces, a nephew, and many relatives and friends; and was preceded in death by granddaughter Rebecca., Visitation on Saturday, February 26 from 2:00-4:00 and memorial services on Monday, February 28 at 2:00 will be held at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines, Spokane Valley, WA., Graveside services on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 will be held at El Cajon Cemetery, 2080 Dehesa Rd, El Cajon, CA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Starr Road Baptist Church, Otis Orchards, WA or Horizon Hospice, Spokane, WA.



Robert James Siems

Robert James SIEMS Robert James "Bob" Siems June 21, 1920 to February 19, 2011. Bob was born to Henry and Caroline Siems in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As an "All Minneapolis" football star he attended the University of Minnesota to play football and obtain a degree in architecture. After his first year he was challenged by his architecture professor to either choose football or academics. Bob chose to excel in architecture. However, after the December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor and being turned down for enlistment due to his poor eye sight, Bob quit his schooling a year short of graduation to become a draftsman at the Boeing Company in Seattle to support the war effort. He married his high school sweetheart Jeane Veronna Barrett on February 3, 1942. Initially working on the Boeing S-307 Stratoliner and B-17 Flying Fortress programs, over the next 44 years at Boeing Bob's professional career grew along with the company, culminating in being the chief project engineer for the initial production of the Boeing 747. As a licensed professional engineer, Bob also served as the Boeing representative to the Strategic Air Command headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and as the director of engineering for the Boeing Hydrofoil program. However, as president of the Boeing Management Association his role playing Santa Claus at the annual Boeing Christmas party was one of his most cherished contributions. When he retired in 1986 his plan was to spend an idyllic retirement enjoying traveling with Jeane and playing golf. Those plans changed with the death of his eldest son Robert James Siems II in 1989 and his wife Jeane in 1991. For the next 20 years Bob played the role of the dedicated grandfather to his grandchildren, attending their sporting events, graduations and weddings. He is leaving a huge hole in the extended Siems family. Bob is survived by his sister Carol Boyd of Cincinnati, Ohio, son William James Siems of Tacoma, Washington, daughter Patti Jean Ellis of Port Orchard, Washington, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The family plans a private celebration of his life after which Bob's ashes will be taken to Hawaii to join those of his son Bob and wife Jeane. If you care to make a charitable donation on behalf of Bob please donate to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 5371 / S-200, Seattle, WA 98145-5005. Please see Online Guestbook at:



Robert Lee "Bob" Brown

BROWN, Robert Lee, Bob was born in Spokane to Verdie (Sharp) Brown and Clarence Brown. He began school in the one-room Moran School, and attended Lewis & Clark High School where he played drums in the concert and marching band and met his wife, Doris J Watt. They were married in 1952., During high school, Bob was active in the Order of DeMolay and later became a counselor. He joined the Marine Corps Reserve as a teenager. Bob's early working career was at Blodgett's Grocery. He was known for his friendly and helpful attitude toward customers and many remember knowing him there as children. He obtained a Business degree at Spokane Falls Community College and opened Bob's Lawn Service and snow plowing, a 30-year occupation. Bob volunteered at North Central COPS Shop for several years, serving as president for a time. In retirement, Bob and Doris enjoyed traveling to various parts of the world. Bob was a longtime member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, serving in many capacities over the years, including Junior Warden, vestry member, and grounds tender. Bob went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 16th, surrounded by his family., He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald Brown. Bob is survived by his wife, Doris, four sons, Richard (Susan), Thomas, David (Kathy), and James; cousin, Uel "Pat" Giese (Jean), as well as grandchildren Monica Cheney (Don), Bryson Brown (Emily), Martin and Kevin Brown, Una Setia (Jatin), Ariel and Schuyler Tilson, Erica Skoken (George),and 5 great grandchildren., Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2404 N. Howard St., Spokane, The Rev. Frances Harland and The Rev. Nolan Redman officiating., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's name to North Central C.O.P.S. 630 W. Shannon, Spokane 99205 or St. Andrews Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.



Roberta Jean Shelledy Dorway

Roberta "Bobbe" Jean Shelledy Dorway went to be with her Lord and "her Bill" early on January 21, 2011, culminating a life of service., Bobbe was born on November 28, 1923 in Spokane, Washington and raised in Valley, Washington, where her parents, Floyd and Myrtle (Gray) Shelledy, owned the telephone company. Bobbe remembers that while growing up "everyone was a friend." Her mother was the chairwoman of the local Red Cross, and Bobbe also volunteered for the Red Cross, recently receiving her 65-year service pin., Volunteering was a big part of Bobbe's life; she chaperoned school events, led Camp Fire groups, helped organize the Everett Youth Symphony and a girls' club in north Everett, and was active with Civic Music, the Sno-Isle Retired Teachers, PEO, and at her beloved "Beacon on the Hill" - First Presbyterian Church of Everett. Bobbe claimed that volunteering gave her life meaning., Bobbe completed a degree in sociology at Washington State College, now WSU. She was then recruited to the, for a U.S. Army Cadet Nursing Corps program in 1945, fulfilling a dream of becoming a nurse. During her nursing career she worked at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington, taught public health classes, helped organize the visiting nurses of Snohomish County, and became a school nurse at Cascade High School in Everett from 1970-1983., While at WSC, Bobbe met one of the men who were brought to campus for Army specialized training. Bill Dorway became a good friend before being shipped overseas. They corresponded during the war and met again afterward. Married in 1947, they were blessed with 62 years of love until Bill died last February., Bobbe is survived by her brother, Rodney Shelledy and his wife, Jeannine, and by her children, grandchildren and their spouses: daughter, Pamela Dorway-Worley and her husband, LC Worley III: daughter, Diane Dorway Mather and her husband, Scott Mather; and son, Roger Dorway and his wife, Jana Dorway. Bobbe's eight grandchildren were a joy to her: Andrew Worley, Greg Worley and his wife Melissa, Brian and Craig Mather, Whitney Dorway Randall, and her husband, Craig, Spencer, Riley and Hannah Dorway., She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dorway; her sister, Marian Spillum; and her daughter-in-law, Kimberlee Hanby Dorway., Bobbe's life was celebrated on February 12th, 1:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church. Memorials honoring Bobbe may be donated to First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201.



Rosie Howe

Rosie was born February 2, 1971 and passed February 18, 2011., Rosie leaves behind her only son, Harold., She will be missed.



Ruth Elizabeth Gest

Passed away on February 18, 2011. Ruth was born in Lacombe, Albert, Canada to Walter and Anna Siemers. As a young girl she moved with her family to Green Bluff, WA. She married Walter Gest in 1932. They raised four children in Spokane, WA. She is survived by one son, William Gest of Colbert, WA; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Rumbolz of Fife, WA; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; sons, Donald and Frederick; daughter, Marian; brothers, Ed, Ray, Paul, and Fred; and sister, Margaret. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park. Ruth's family would like to thank Royal Plaza Assisted Living and Royal Park Care Center for their special care.




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



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.



Sharon Lee Haag

Sharon Lee HAAG Sharon Lee Haag was born in Glendale, California on January 28, 1947, and reborn again on March 28, 1975, as a commitment to Jesus for the rest of her extraordinary life. She went home to be with Jesus after passing away in her husband's arms on February 11, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, her three daughters, four grandchildren and countless friends. She spent her life constantly doing things for other people and if you knew her, you couldn't help but fall in love with her. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Sea Tac Community Center, 13735-24th South, Sea Tac, WA on February 27th at 3:00 p.m.



Sherry Lee Stevens

Sherry Lee Stevens of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 18, 2011. She was born in Vancouver, WA to Maisie Harrison and Byron Harrell., Sherry was a full-time homemaker and loving mother and daughter. She took immense pride in caring for her family and her home. She loved cooking for family and friends. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her beloved grandchildren., Sherry is survived by her mother, Maisie Harrison; husband, Donald Stevens; daughters, Trisha Granger (Mark), Kara Phelps (Zak); sisters, Suzette Griffin, Rita Machia, Carla Lowery (Bill); brother, Larry Harrell (Sarita); and grandchildren, Evan and Marin Granger., There will be "A Celebration of Her Life" this Sat., Feb. 26 from Noon - 2:00 p.m., at New Hope Foursquare Church, Fireside Room, 1801 Daniels St., Vancouver, WA., Please sign Sherry's guest book at:



Shirley Benstine

Shirley was born in Yelm, WA on December 21, 1923. She passed February 14, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is preceded by her husband Donald. Together they lived the majority of their lives in and around Tacoma, WA., Shirley is survived by her sister Dorothy and sons Donald and Wesley and their families. Shirley was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. Her hobbies were arts and crafts and she was a wonderful cook. She particularly loved pottery and taught classes for some time at McChord AFB. She was a tenacious bingo player who pursued the game with zeal. Shirley was a retired school bus driver who had a knack for commanding respect with a mixture of love and kindness. She and her husband Donald spent their golden years traveling the nation in their RV followed by relaxation on their "yachet" as they called it on the water near Tacoma. Shirley was a happy, social person. She was also the best Grandmother and Great Grandmother I know. We will miss her dearly., No public services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St.



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 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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Susan J. Skok

Peacefully entered into rest February 19, 2011 at her home in Chewelah, WA. She was born on June 11, 1951 to Richard and Aloha Schneider, and was a lifelong resident of Chewelah. Sue was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. Her passion in life was her family. She always focused on others to ensure that everyone and everything was taken care of. Even during her battle with MS and cancer, she remained focused on others, never herself. Her strong will and love for life always out-weighed the personal struggles she may have been dealing with. She loved every minute of the time she shared with her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. She shared her love of birds, plants, and the Lord with all those around her. Her strength, courage, and determination was noticed by all those that knew her. Her kind, caring spirit will be remembered by all and missed by many. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Richard Schneider. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 40 years, Gary Skok; her mother, Aloha Schneider; children, Tom Skok and Lana of Chewelah, WA, Tara Livingston and Troy of Chewelah, WA, and Brett Skok and Briana of Chewelah, WA; her grandchildren, Jaimz, TJ, Jaelynn, Ethan, Nicholas, Lexi, Taegan, Grady, Cody and Mia; her brothers, Richard Schneider and Kathy of Chewelah, WA, Rod Schneider and Janice of Kettle Falls, WA, Michael Schneider and Marlene of Coeur d' Alene, ID, Patrick Schneider of Mara of Chewelah, WA; sisters, Kathy Schneider of Renton, WA, and Jennifer Hartill and Brian of Chewelah, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 N. 2nd St., Chewelah, WA. Interment will follow at Jump Off Joe Cemetery. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA entrusted with arrangements.




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Theodore "Ted" Lambie

Theodore "Ted" LAMBIE Born March 23, 1943 in Auburn, WA - Passed February 18, 2011 in Renton, WA. Ted left behind a loving family and he will be greatly missed. Please see the full obituary, memorial details and share memories on the online Memorial Site at: http://



Theodore Charles Hellman

Born July 20, 1932, fought the good fight, kept the faith and finished his race on February 16, 2011., Ted was proud to serve in the, as a young man and loved the outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. He was a gifted artist, athlete, educator and counselor who retired from Lakes High School. The father of six children, "Poppy" to ten grandchildren, "Uncle Ted" to twelve nieces and nephews, and "Friend" to countless others, he is the youngest son of the late Reverend Walter and Agnes Hellman and is survived by sisters, Daphne Sandvig (husband, Edward), Donna Soine (husband, Malcom); and children, Holly Welty (husband, Steve), Todd Hellman, (wife, Martha), Mike Hellman (wife, Rachel), Matt Hellman and Greta Pollett (husband, Chris). He will be laid next to Colleen Hellman, his precious wife of 42 years. Ted loved the Lord, loved his family and lived for others. His wit and wisdom remain: "To have a life, you need to get a life", and indeed he did both here and God be the glory!, Visitation will be on Sunday, February 27 from Noon to 6:00 pm at Gaffney Funeral Home, 1002 South Yakima Ave. in Tacoma., A memorial service and reception to follow will be held on Monday, February 28 at 1:00 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 North Stevens St. in Tacoma. Donationas may be made to Tacoma Rescue Mission or World



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.



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Valerie Christine Williamson

Valerie passed away on February 20, 2011 at the age of 71., She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Robert; her children, Heather (Steve) Londino, Rick (Greg), Debbie (Frank) Davis, Andy (Ann) and Crystal (Guy) Litts; grandchildren, Trevor, Ashley, Valerie, Michael, Sage, Grace, Shyanne, Shana, Eric, Nate, Nicole and Jacqui; her brother, Steve (Tammy) Sully; and many more loving family and friends who will miss her dearly., A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6511 176th SW in Lynnwood, WA. A reception at the church will follow the service., In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Valerie may be made to The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter at 19115 68th Ave. S #H-105 Kent, WA 98032., Please visit, to share fond memories and condolences with Valerie's family.



Virginia Mable Montgomery

Virginia Montgomery, 86 years young, went to be with Jesus on January 3, 2011., Born August 18, 1925 in Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard., Virginia is survived by her son David, her adopted family, Dave and Rose Stephanovich; Godchildren, Christina and David; and her good friends Barry and Christine Kinyon. A memorial service will be held at a later date.



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.




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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 

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William Brown Hatfield

William Brown HATFIELD August 29, 1956 ~ January 20, 2011 Bill passed away at his home in Carnation after a lengthy illness. Bill grew up on Yarrow Point. He graduated from Bellevue High School, and many may remember him as 'your favorite bartender at the Mustard Seed One'. As a younger man he loved his motorcycle, various sports and he climbed Mt. Adams. He always enjoyed traveling with his good friends and with his wife, Judy Bompart. Together they raised several dogs, which were a big part of his life. Bill was preceded in death by his father, William Charles Hatfield. He is survived by his wife Judy, his mother, Laura Hatfield of Redmond, his sister Pam Pewe (Jeff) of Kent, sister Penny Kern (Steve) of Seattle, and two nieces Stephanie Frasier of Vancouver and Kimberly Kern of Ridgefield. We will miss his generous heart and his colorful sense of humor. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, February 26th from 2-5 pm at the Goose Pub N Eatery in Bellevue. Please wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt.



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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