Thursday, February 24, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/24/2011


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.



Annabelle C. Burns

Annabelle C. Burns, a lifelong Stanwood, WA, resident, passed away February 21, 2011, at Harborview Medical Center after a fall at home. She was 84., She was born May 15, 1926 to Carl and Anna Freberg in Cedarhome. She graduated from Lincoln High, class of 1944. She married Robert W. Burns on May 8, 1948; they had four children, Barbara (Ken) Christoferson, Debbie Knutson, Robert (Liz), and Roger (Debbie)., She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Dick Knutson., She is survived also by her grandchildren, Annaka Knutson, Erik and Andrew Christoferson, Alyssa Fox (Kyle), Bobby and Libby Burns, and Russell Burns; great-granddaughters, Halle Femrite and Amerann Fox; and two nieces and a nephew., Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011, Gilbertson's Funeral Home in Stanwood., In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Stanwood Historical Society or the



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



Arthur Feroglia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Arthur Feroglia, 91, passed away on February 5, 2011. He was born in Cle Elum, WA to Joe and Edna (Casey) Feroglia. He had lived in East Wenatchee, WA for 22 years. He graduated from Ellensburg High School and from Central Washington University after duty in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Feroglia was a Principal of the Chelan Junior-Senior High School from 1959 to 1965.



Ashley Rene Jones-Davis

Ashley graduated from River Ridge High School in 2006 and attended college at Saint Martin's University. She was a program coordinator for the Washington State Employment Security Department.




She is survived by her husband, Rolland R. Hall, daughter Lori and her husband Cameron Fischer, son Brian D. Hall and wife Carrie. She was 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.




She married Clarence Andrews in 1958. They moved to Elgin, IL, where they had their first three children, Steve, Scott and Gail, within two years of being married. In her early married life they lived in Sultan, WA, then in Palmdale, CA, where her fourth child, Brent, was born. From there they moved to Tucson, AZ, and then back to Monroe, WA. Upon her husband's retirement they moved to Richland, WA, to be closer to their two sons, Steve and Brent., Barb had a close group of friends that nicknamed themselves 'The Awesomes.' They took trips and would get together frequently to play cards and other games. In her earlier adult years she loved to camp, and more recently, she could be found at her grandchildren's track meets, baseball, softball and basketball games in the front row with her snack bag at the ready. She was always their biggest fan! All of her grandchildren brought her joy, and she was very proud of them, which was evident with all the pictures of them throughout her house., Barb was a Cheese Head Packer fan and tried to watch all of their football games. She was even able to watch them win the Super Bowl this year., Survivors include son Steve Andrews and wife Kathy; son Scott Andrews; daughter Gail Richer and husband Bill; son Brent Andrews and wife Karen; grandchildren Angie, Courtney, Stephanie, Michael, Britney, Ashley, Kayla, Brandi; four great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were her husband Clarence Andrews; sisters Jen and Joyce; mom and dad Evelyn and Charles Nieman.



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 Lynn Myers

Entered into rest on February 21, 2011. She was born on August 16, 1961 in Spokane to parents Lyal and Rose Myers. Barbara was a nursing graduate and worked as an RN in local nursing homes. She is survived by her sons, Craig and Travis Myers; her mother, Rose Wojahn; brother, Shane and wife Dixie Myers; grandchildren, Seth and Emily Myers. Barbara will be cremated at her request. "We love you Barbara and you will be missed everyday forever." RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY assisting the family. Online guestbook at



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.



Betty Anderson

Born in Seattle, Betty B. Anderson lived in Spokane for 65 years and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico at age 98. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was married to Fred, who predeceased her, for over 65 years. They were an inseparable couple who followed their dreams from the University of Washington, through Federal postings on Indian Reservations in the Olympic Peninsula, Iowa, North Dakota, and Montana, and then on to Spokane. They were the kind of people that you would like to have as neighbors: kind, caring, hard-working, and honest. Their remains will rest side-by-side in Greenwood Memorial Terrace.



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.



Brandon Kent Leach

Brandon Kent Leach (30) of Spokane, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on February 19th, 2011, while teaching English in Busan, South Korea., Brandon was born in Spokane, Washington on August 12th, 1980. He attended grade school in Spokane and at Harrison Elementary in North Idaho. He attended Junior High and High School in Moscow, Idaho where he graduated in 1998. He went on to the University of Idaho where he earned a baccalaureate degree in Communications and Sociology, thus graduating there in 2004., This was his third year teaching English in South Korea around Seoul and he loved working with the young children there very much. He had a soft heart and teaching kindergarten and grade school aged foreign students was a great fit for him., He is survived by his brother Matthew Andersen of Duluth, Minnesota, sister Korina Day, brother-in-law Franklin Day and niece Makena Day, all of Spokane, Washington, parents Don and Marion Andersen of Neenah, Wisconsin, Kent and Debbie Leach of Spokane, Washington, grandmothers Margie Lomen of Florence, Oregon, Caroline Guthrie of Spokane, Washington, Mary Lou Andersen of Medimont, Idaho, Nancy Hunter of Nampa, Idaho and his grandfather James McLaughlin of Clarkston, Washington. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Byron Leach and Ralph Andersen., He loved the Northwest and being around his large number of cousins and friends in the area. It was always known when he was around due to his fun loving nature and the genuine care he showed for others., He enjoyed music and was the lead singer in a rock band for a short time at the end of high school. He was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity in Moscow while attending U of I. He was known for his sense of humor and love for animals, including his cat Isabelle., Services will be held on Saturday, February 26th, in St. Maries, Idaho, at the St. Maries Catholic Church located at 238 South 10th Street. The mass will begin at 11:00 AM with a luncheon following the service at the Benedictine Hall across the street.



Brant Timm Hargrave

Timm was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Celecia Hargrave. Timm is survived by his loving wife, Bea Hargrave; children and their spouses, Dallas and Sarah Hargrave of Juneau and Heidi and Keith Gengler of Seattle; and grandchildren, Kai and Mila Hargrave of Juneau, and Everly Gengler of Seattle. In addition, two brothers and one sister and their families survive him.



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 Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 1:30 pm at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, WA. Remembrances can be shared at



Charles (Chuck) R. Nelson

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Charles (Chuck) R. Nelson passed on peacefully in his home on Sunday February 20, 2011 with family by his side. He was born February 9, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1942, Chuck m 



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.



Cheryl Stonecipher

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 17, 1946 - Feb. 18, 2011 



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.



Consuelo Elsia Pruneda Falcon

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeConsuelo Elsia Pruneda Falcon, 87, of Wapato passed away on Saturday February 19, 2011 with her family and loved ones by her side. Ms. Falcon was born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico then moved to Raymondville,



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, ..... 



Craig Edwin Hills

Craig Edwin HILLS Craig died at home in Poulsbo, WA, February 1, 2011. Craig was born in Seattle, WA, October 9, 1960. He is survived by his partner Jack Weber, mother and stepfather Sharon and Henry Appel, stepbrothers Robert Appel and Chris and (Becky) Appel. His brother Michael preceded him in death in 2006. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 27, from 2:00 till 6:00 PM at the Hare and Hounds in Poulsbo. Memorials to Save the Chimps.




David is survived by his darling daughter Anastasia Simpson, parents Rick and Connie, Sister Rachel, Brother James, Grandma Pat Simpson. David is preceded in death by his Grandparents Ned and Marion Daniels, and David K. Simpson.




Dean Dietrich, 71, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, died on Monday, February 21, 2011 at his home, in the arms of his family he loved so dearly., Dean was born, in Yakima, Washington on June 1, 1939 the son of parents Rudolph John and Iva Eleanor (Rowland) Dietrich. When he was 2 years old, Dean and his family moved to Skagit County where his family owned and operated the JM Rowland Cedar Poles & Piling Company., He graduated from Auburn Adventist Academy in 1957 and Walla Walla University with a degree in Chemistry in 1961. He attended Loma Linda University, graduating with his degree in medicine in 1965, before moving to Portland, Oregon where he completed his internship at Portland Adventist Hospital., From 1966 to 1968, Dean served as a Naval Officer in the Public Health Service in Browning, Montana. Dean spent nearly 2 years as a physician in the Adventist Mission hospital in Libya, the first of many health care missions he served abroad. Dean returned home to Skagit County in 1969 where he practiced medicine for nearly 40 years, serving the community he cherished., Dean, along with his wife Lois, raised their three children in Sedro-Woolley. He was actively engaged in his church and school communities, serving on many committees and boards, at North Cascade Adventist Church, Skagit Adventist Academy, Auburn Adventist Academy, and Walla Walla University., Dean loved the outdoors, hiking, hunting and fishing, but cherished most of all, the time he spent with his family and friends. We long for the day when we will meet him in Heaven at the feet of the Lord he loved so very much., He is survived by his beautiful wife of 48 years, Lois, at the family home; his sister, Judy Whitehouse and husband Gerald of Loma Linda, CA; his daughter, Tami Erwin and husband Darrell of Dana Point, CA; son, Dr. Greg Dietrich and wife Sharon of Lewiston, Idaho and youngest daughter, Susie Mayhew and her husband James of Battleground, WA; seven precious grandchildren, Jacqueline, Paul, Alex, Coleman, Alyssa, Grady and Jamie, six Thorn brothers and their families, his many "favorite" nieces and nephews and so many extended family and friends from around the globe., Internment will take place at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. A Celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the North Cascade Seventh Day Adventist Church in Burlington, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Skagit Adventist Academy Dr. Dean Dietrich memorial fund, 530 North Section, Burlington, WA 98233., For those who wish to pay respects to Dr. Dietrich, visitation will be available to Lemley Chapel on Thursday and Friday, February 24th & 25th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm., Services are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Dean and sign the online guest book at




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. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: M. Clinton Illi

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM

M. Clinton Illi, 81, of Troy, Idaho, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. Arrangements are pending with Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston, Idaho. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Norman Soncarty

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

Norman Soncarty, 80, a resident of rural Potlatch, Idaho, died late Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, 2011, at the Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax, Wash. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...]



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 C. Favor

Passed away peacefully at home in Chico, California on Saturday, February 19, 2011 of cancer., Favor was born in Ione, Washington to Joseph C. and Alvina (Engberg) Favor., David was a graduate of Metaline Falls, WA. High School, and earned a masters from the, . He received an honorary doctorate from Chico University in 2010. He was the founder and CEO of Victor Treatment Centers in the treatment of mentally ill children., Survivors are his wife, Sharon Favor; and three children with first wife, Judith; sons Michael and (Kathy), Ray, and daughter Penelope and (Douglas) Wyllie; second wife, Chris, two stepchildren Kate Hiller and Jake Weber and ten grandchildren, brother Frank and wife (Donna) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, two nephews Frank Jr. and wife (Lori), Andy and (Shelly) and one niece, Bonnie Favor., A Celebration of his life will take place at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Lakeside Pavilion in California Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Center Society or donations in memory of David at the Cutter Theater c/o Jennifer Smead, Metaline Falls, WA 99153.



Death Notice - Clarence Miller

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:53 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 4, 1946 - Feb. 21, 2011 



Delbert Ray Sollinger

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



Della Bruce

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

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



Deloris A. Berg

Dee Berg (Deloris Ann Buechner Berg) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on December 1, 1919 to parents of German and French heritage, Walter and Hilda Buechner., The third oldest of 13 children, Dee learned early about taking care of siblings and being a leader., She married Alvin Donald Berg on February 2, 1940 and they started their own family, now combined with the Norwegian heritage from his side., In 1955, the family moved to Mercer Island. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Magnolia Bluff where Dee and Al raised the boys., Dee occasionally worked out of the home while the boys were in school and then started B & W Draperies with a friend., Dee was often found volunteering her time for the American Cancer Society, Ryther Childrens Center or the Senior Centers in West Seattle or Edmonds. She was always supportive of the boys activities whether it was ice hockey, football, DeMolay or a church dance and instilled a sense of what its like to be a volunteer in each of her sons., Dee lived on her own in Edmonds before realizing that she needed more help and moved to an assisted living facility at Silver Lake in 2006. Last August she moved again to the Royal Family Home in Bothell for an increased level of care. Dee died with son Jerry at her side on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the age of 91., Dee is survived by sons, Jerry, Tom and David; grandchildren, Scott, Dean, Eric, Shawna and Chris; and great-grandchildren, Garrett, Wyatt and Madeline. Her family in the mid-west includes her brothers and sisters and literally dozens of nieces and nephews., Celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 27, at Edmonds Lutheran, 23525 84th Avenue West, Edmonds, Washington, 98026 ., Please share your thoughts about Dee at



Deloris Ann Buechner "Dee" Berg

Dee A. BERG Deloris Ann Buechner Berg was born in St. Paul, MN on Dec. 1, 1919 to parents of German and French heritage. One of the oldest of 12 children, Dee learned early about taking care of siblings and being a leader. She married Alvin Donald Berg on Feb. 2, 1940 and they started their own family. The family moved to Mercer Island and then to Magnolia where Dee and Al raised the boys. She made sure the boys attended Sunday school at the Lutheran Church. In the late 1960's, Dee and a friend started B & W Draperies. Dee often volunteered her time for the American Cancer Society, Ryther Childrens Center or the Senior Centers in West Seattle or Edmonds and instilled a sense of what its like to be a volunteer in each of her sons. Dee lived on her own in Edmonds before realizing that she needed more help and moved to an assisted living facility in 2006. Last August she moved again to the Royal Family Home. Dee died with son Jerry at her side on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at the age of 91. Dee is survived by sons Jerry, Tom and David, grandchildren Scott, Dean, Eric, Shawna and Chris, and great-grandchildren Garrett, Wyatt and Madeline. Her family in the mid-west includes 12 brothers and sisters and literally dozens of nieces and nephews. Service at Edmonds Lutheran, 23525 84th Ave W., 98026 2pm Sun. Feb. 27.



Deloris Maxine Althoff

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahYAKIMA - Deloris Althoff passed away peacefully at the Summitview Healthcare Center in Yakima on February 16, 2011 with family members by her side. She was 88. Deloris was born March 5, 1922 in



Dennis Alexander Simpson

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Dennis Alexander Simpson, 58, of Sunnyside, WA passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Dennis w



Devin LeRoy Atwood

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

EVERETT - Devin LeRoy Atwood, 36, of Snohomish, WA died February 8, 2011 in Everett, WA. Devin is survived by his wife Shanda Mae Atwood of Snohomish, his mother Dorthy Jean Atwood of Yakima, WA, his father Dixon LeRoy Sea 



Dionis Agustin

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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 Warren Harter

Donald Warren Harter died peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning. He had been very active until a fall in November fractured his spine. He was born July 29, 1919 to Gus Harter and Ollie Muilenberg in McCook, Nebraska. The depression forced his family to move out West; he graduated from Vancouver High School in 1937., Don served his country faithfully during WW II in the European Campaign in Italy., He then entered into the sales and servicing of radio and television. He worked for Hunter Radio and TV in Portland for nine years, and then for Rollie's TV in Vancouver for 28 years becoming the full owner the last eight years., In 1977, Don and Melba moved to the Vancouver First Church of God where they were involved in music, teaching, serving on numerous committees and ministering in foreign countries including Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. From the age of 17 until his death, Don's faith in God never wavered and he served God faithfully for his entire life., Don is survived by daughters, Marlene Grentzer (John), Patti Martinson (Rick), Colleen McGary (Patrick); and son, Rodney Harter (Debbie); nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Edith Harter; father and mother; brother, Robert Stanley Harter; sister, Evalue Carrell; and granddaughter, Ericka Kittleson., Private interment will be at Memory Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Vancouver First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98665 (360) 574-1611., Donations may be made to First Church of God, Missions Program., Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements., Please sign Donald's guest book at:



Donna Winter-Zipf

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 8, 1956 - Feb. 2011 



Dorothy Rose Clemetson

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

March 16, 1928 – Feb. 19, 2011



Dr. Erma G. Lawrence

Dr. Erma G. LAWRENCE Dr. Erma G. Lawrence, 98, passed away peacefully on 2/21/11. Funeral service will be held on Thursday (today) 2/24/11 at 1:00 p.m. at The Steel Lake Presbyterian Church. Viewing prior to service. Please sign the family's online guestbook at



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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Earl W. Wells

Earl W. Wells, 86, of Vancouver, WA, lost his battle to cancer on Feb. 16, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born in Alturas, CA on Nov. 21, 1924. At 18, he joined the, and served in WW II. He and his family lived in northern California and moved to Vancouver, WA in 1977 to be near his cousin Inez and her family. He enjoyed camping, fishing, wood working and traveling., Earl is survived by his wife, Martha, of Vancouver; daughters, Becky Trimm of CA and Earlene Bailey of Vancouver; sons, John Wilcher and Duane Wilcher of OR; granddaughters, Leveta Glenn of CA, Tiara Islam-Bailey and Brittany Bailey of Vancouver; cousin, Jack Cooper and family of Portland; and grandson, Jim Trimm of CA., He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Adam Wells., He was loved and will be greatly missed., Join us for a celebration of life on Mon., Feb. 28th at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, graveside service at 12:30 p.m., Please sign the Guest Book at



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 



Edna Mae (Logsdon) Marantos

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Edna Mae (Logsdon) Marantos rose from poverty and grief to marry a great man, James Marantos; nurture four children, Jeanette, Alexis, Lisa and Tom; and live nearly 81 years with beauty and resolve. She fought breast cancer ardently from 2002, and died February 16, 2011, in her beloved Riverside, CA home, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 9, 1930, in Bonanza, AR, to Thomas and Mildred (Williams) Logsdon.



Edward F. "Red" Baasch

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareELLENSBURG - Edward F. "Red" Baasch, 87, of Ellensburg, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at home. Red was born in Crystal Springs, North Dakota, one of twelve children on January 25, 1924 to Jos 



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.



Elizabeth "Betty" (Currier) Keehn

Time passes, change happens, we grow older, wiser, and cherish the gift of life. Your absence in our family is a void not filled with life but with emptiness, but God shines upon us through His love affirming your presence in that love and in Heaven., Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18



Elizabeth Stephens Jones-Aujla

Elizabeth Stephens JONES-AUJLA Elizabeth Stephens Jones-Aujla died far too soon after a brief battle with lung cancer on February 10, 2011 at her homein Seattle Washington. She was born May 21, 1939 in Nashville Tennessee. Elizabeth was a direct descendent of John Donelson, one of the original founders of Nashville, Tenn. His daughter would go on to become the wife of President Andrew Jackson. Elizabeth was a member of The Colonial Dames in Washington State and California. Elizabeth will be remembered as a brilliant artist, interior designer and fashion designer. She loved to travel, loved life and literature. She is survived by her husband Robert Aujla; her daughter Tamara Lynn Dorland; son Gilbert Grant Dorland and four grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held this Saturday, February 26th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Continental Place meeting room at 2125 1st Avenue in Belltown. Remembrances in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society .



Ellen G. Haars

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Ellen V. Withers

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Ellen V. Withers, 86 of Yakima died Saturday, February 19, 2011 in her home. She was born on April 4, 1924 to Oscar and Florene Strope in Superior, Wyoming. After moving to Yak 



Elwin F. Anderson

Elwin F. Anderson, 91, of Everett, died February 19, 2011. Elwin was born January 14, 1920, in Everett, to Conrad and Christine (Aamodt) Anderson, both immigrants from Norway. He was the fourth of five children., Elwin graduated from Everett High School in 1937½. He worked for Everett Trust & Savings Bank, later named Olympic Bank, as a teller, branch manager, and then internal auditor., Elwin served four years in the Army during, , including three years in a Signal Pigeon Company., An avid pigeon racer even before the war, Elwin bred and raced homing pigeons nearly his whole life, receiving numerous awards for victories and his contribution to the sport., Elwin was a lifelong member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Everett. He was also a member of the Sons of Norway and of the North Everett Lions Club. He was a strong supporter of his community, particularly the Everett Performing Arts Center, Lowell Civic Association, Pilchuck Audubon Society, and the AquaSox. He also made his farm land available for a community garden., Elwin is survived by younger sister, Helen Helaas and her husband, Walter; seven nieces and nephews; their families; and by countless friends., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 215 West Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett., In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elwin may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church., We are all blessed to have had Elwin in our lives.



Emily Shaffer

Emily SHAFFER Emily Shaffer, née Sameth April 17, 1927, of Seattle, died at the age of 83 from metastatic breast cancer on Feb. 19, 2011 underthe compassionate care of the staff at Evergreen Hospice and surrounded by loving family. Her friends, family, and Seattle as a whole suffer a great loss in her death. Emily was committed to forwarding social welfare. She married Aaron Shaffer in 1950 and they moved to Los Angeles, where, as a social worker, she helped seniors, unwed parents, children of divorce, adoptive parents, and families. She participated in anti-war marches, advocated successfully to turn green land into a state park, and registered voters, forwarding the democratic process. On returning to Seattle, Emily joined Neighborhood House, serving on its board and working with children in its Head Start Program. She made a record 80 donations to Neighborhood House from 1986-2010. She also joined the Seattle Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, serving in many offices and as president from 1996-98. In 2007, she was granted the Hannah G. Solomon Award, the NCJW's highest honor. She was also a board member of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society , serving as its president from 2001-3 and participating actively in its programs. This list does not begin to cover Emily's extensive contributions to these organizations and Seattle's welfare as a whole. Her life serves as a model to follow. Emily is preceded in death by husband of 46 years, Aaron, and by her parents, Stella and James Sameth. She is survived by son Noah, his wife Linda, and their sons Matt and Andrew; by daughter Julie; and by son Ted, his wife Lori, and their children Sam, Joel, and Rachel. She is also survived by her brother Irwin and his family. In lieu of flowers, Emily's family suggests donations to Neighborhood House (206-461-8430), NCJW Seattle Section(425-558-1894), or any other pertinent organization. A memorial celebration will be held on March 21, 2011, at the Mercer Island Community Center from 1-4 p.m. Sign Emily's on-line Guest Book at



Erma Jean Cooper

Erma passed on to be with Our Lord February 19, 2011 at her home in Spokane, WA. She courageously fought the battle of Alzheimer's disease for five years. Erma was born to John and Nettie Cooper on October 4, 1947 in Colville, WA. She was the youngest of five children., Erma lived for many years at Lakeland Village before moving to Haven Homes, ECHO Supported Living, and finally, Ambitions of Washington. Erma has shared her home with her longtime friends for many years., Erma was employed by Nova Services where she proudly worked as a housekeeper in local hotels. Her work ethics could be a model to all. She looked forward to going to work everyday. People could not cross her path without smiling., Erma is survived by her family; Stephanie and Craig Ericksen; their sons, Blake and Tim; their daughter, Courtney, her husband, Travis and their children, Logan and Abbi. Also, Erma's cherished friend of 25 years, Bill Harvey., She has a large circle of friends whom have received her precious love and have given her the gift of love as well. Her passion for life and love for God ("I love you Jesus" and "Praise the Lord") should be an example to all of us. She blessed our lives richly and we give thanks to God for blessing those of us that loved her. That smile and her laughter will never be forgotten. She will live in us forever!, A sincere and heart-felt thank you to those special friends at Ambitions that helped give Erma the quality of life she deserved. Those that loved and cared for her for many years especially, Pam, Brenda, Odayls and Elaine., A Celebration of Erma's life will be held Saturday February 26, at 11am, at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon, Spokane, WA. Memorial gifts may be given in Erma's memory to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane WA 99210-2215 or the, , 910 W. 5 Ave, Ste 256, Spokane WA 99204. Please visit Erma's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by




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.




Frances Bacoka, age 86, passed away February 22, 2011 in Mount Vernon., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



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.



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.




After suffering a major stroke in 1998, Shirley and Gordon moved to Canyon Lakes Restorative and Rehabilitation Center. Sadly, in 2001, Shirley proceeded Gordon in death. Gordy spent the remainder of his time at Canyon Lakes in their care.



Grace Koen Stanchfield

Grace Koen STANCHFIELD Grace Koen Stanchfield was called to eternal life in Christ February 18, 2011 at the age of 105. She was born on November 26, 1905 in Seattle, Washington to Robert and Josephine Koen. She married Kenneth Smith and had two sons, Jack, born in 1926 and Joseph, born in 1928. She worked through the years at Seattle Quilt, Boeing, and the Seattle Mayors office and even drove an ambulance during World War 2. From riding to the Pike Place Market by horse and buggy when it opened to supporting and voting for Barack Obama, Grace lived over a century of history and shared her lifetime of memories with many. To hear her talk of some of those memories go to Google on the internet and type in the name Grace Stanchfield. Grace is survived by her grandchildren Patrick, Clarice, Tamara, & Chris and by her nieces Mary, Patricia and Susan. She is also survived by many great grand children, great, great grand children, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and many loving friends. She was preceded in death by he father Robert, mother Josephine, sisters Catherine, Josephine, Frances, Roberta and her sons Jack and Joe. A celebration of Grace's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, WA.



Gregory Leroy Morford

Dr. Gregory Leroy Morford, passed away on February 20, 2011 at his home in Vancouver, Washington at 60 years old. He was born on June 11, 1950 in Sacramento, California to Benjamin Wakley Morford and Betty Jean (Houde) Morford., He was raised in Carmichael, California and served a two-year LDS mission in France., Gregory received his Bachelor's Degree at Brigham Young University where he met Vena, and they have lived in California, Texas, Iowa, Oregon, Utah and Washington., He was a physician for 35 years, most recently commuting to Belcourt, North Dakota on an Indian Reservation., Gregory leaves behind his mother, Betty of Carmichael, California; wife, Vena Lee (Thompson) Morford of Vancouver; son, Michael Larry Morford and his wife, Renata of Vancouver; daughter, Christina Marie Morford Myers and her husband, Keith of Vancouver; son, Jason LeRoy Morford and his wife, Mika of Juneau, Alaska; daughter, Melissa Vena Morford of Vancouver; and son, Jonathan Wakely Morford and his wife Harmony; and eight grandchildren, in Vancouver and Juneau., Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on NW 99th Street in Vancouver, Washington on Saturday, February 26th at 11:00 a.m., followed by services and internment in Carmichael, California next week., In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions made to the L.D.S. Church Temple Fund., Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements., Please sign Gregory's guest book at:



Gus Simard

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareOn Monday, February 21, 2011 God took Gus home. He was born on July 28, 1919 in Meanook, Alberta, Canada where his parents Sinai and Corinne Simard homesteaded. When he was about a year old his family moved t 




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Hawthorne, Glenna "Jo" (Garlow)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 AM 

Jo Hawthorne, 82, passed away Wednesday, February 23 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Washington after a 3-year struggle with pulmonary fibrosis with her 3 .....



Helen Marie Girard

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Helen Marie Girard, 93, passed away peacefully at her home on February 20, 2011. Helen was born on March 5, 1917 in Yankton, SD to Hallowell Judiah and Alice Elizbeth (Nordyk



Helen Woods

Helen Woods died on February 18, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born to John and Nancy Barlean on October 29, 1913 in Hulett, Wyoming. She had one brother, Calvin and two sisters, Elsie and Margie. She was married to Thelbert Woods for 60 years until his passing in 1991, and with him raised seven children, Thaine, Nancy, Helen Louise, John, Dan, Donald, and Sherry. Nancy, Helen Louise and Dan have preceded her in death, as well as a grandson. Besides her four remaining children she is survived by 22 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She remains now in Jehovah's loving memory awaiting her resurrection to life on an earthly paradise in God's kingdom. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 27, at 4:00 PM, at Kingdom Hall on 7053 Enterprise Road, Ferndale, WA. Moles Family Funeral Homes and Crematory-Main Street, Ferndale



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.



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.



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.



Irene Marie Anglin

After a prolonged illness, Irene Marie Anglin, age 87, passed away on February 17, 2011. She was born Irene Marie Armstrong, in her family home in Everett, to parents Charles and Harmiena Armstrong on October 2, 1923., Irene grew up in Everett, attending the Everett Christian School and graduated from Everett High School. She served her country during WWII at the Boeing assembly plant in Everett as a rivet bucker, an original "Rosie the Riveter". On September 11, 1942, she married Fred Postma in Everett. She later joined the Army Air Forces Base Unit as a nurse in California until the end of the war., After the war, Irene and Fred moved to California; then eventually back to Everett with their three children. Four more children were born in Everett and all seven attended Everett Christian School. She married Herbert Anglin on December 9, 1968., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Anglin; her sisters, Shirley Hamilton, Vi Dykstra, Ann VandenBosch; her brother, Herm Armstrong; daughters, Carol Colyn and Darlene Udman; and her sons, Sammy Postma and Ted D. Postma., As a mother, Mom's biggest joy in life was her family. She was always there to lend an ear as we grew into adulthood and never wavered in support of her children. She always listened without judgment and with a heart full of love., She leaves behind two sons, Frank (Victoria) Postma and Hank Postma; two daughters, Mary (Frank) Henderson and Peggy (Michael) Shaw; stepson, David Anglin; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all "love and miss her like crazy". She also leaves three sisters, Myrt DeRooy, Jean (Bill) Harrell and Evie Dykstra; along with many special nieces and nephews in California, Washington, Alaska and beyond., Irene's services will be held at Purdy & Walters Funeral Home, 1702 Pacific Avenue, Everett, on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., with viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery for the immediate family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may choose to donate to the Everett Christian School., A special thank you to Irene's caregivers at Sunrise View Convalescent Center.




Jane Leanderson Was born May 13, 1931 in Wenatchee, and passed away February 21, 2011 in Tacoma. She was a graduate of UW and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a loving wife of 52 years to her husband Fil, and a loving sister, mother, and grandmother. Her love, compassion, and generous spirit will be missed always. A Memorial Mass will be held Mon., Feb. 28th, 2011 at 11am at St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S.12th St., Tacoma, WA 98465. Please see




Jay Miles THATCHER Born October 12, 1950 in Seattle to Richard and Hazelbeth Thatcher, passed away very suddenly on February 21, 2011. Jay was a kind and gentle man who loved books and travel. He devoted the last few years caring for his wife, Betty, the love of his life. He will be very much missed by all whose path he crossed. Jay is survived by his wife, Betty, her children and grandchildren, his sisters Jill (Jack) Bascom and Priscilla (Dennis) Dickert, nephew Jeff (Charlotte) Dickert and their children Sonja and Johanna and niece Emily Dickert. By his request there will be no services, but your kind thoughts will be appreciated.




Jeanette will be missed by her daughter Janis; son Dana, his wife Kathe; grandchildren, Jenna, Dana J., and Jamey. 




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Jane Leanderson

Jane LEANDERSON Jane was born May 13, 1931 in Wenatchee and passed away February 21, 2011 in Tacoma. She was a graduate of UW and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was a loving wife of 52 years to her husband, Fil and, a loving sister, mother, and grandmother. Her love, compassion and generous spirit will be missed always. A Memorial Mass will be held Mon., Feb. 28th at 11am at St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S.12th St., Tacoma, WA 98465. Please for complete service information.



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:



Jeffery C. Wetzel

Jeffery C. Wetzel continued his journey on February 14, 2011., Services will be held at Abba's Sanctuary Community Hall, 1525 North Machias Road, Lake Stevens on February 26, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. 



Jerry Bennett Olsen

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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 "Roger" Pearce

John "Roger" PEARCE 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, 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. Sign Roger's on-line Guest Book at



John Peter DUPLICA

John Peter DUPLICA Born July 26, 1930 in Seattle; died unexpectedly, February 21, 2011 also in Seattle. Attended St. Margaret's Elementary School and graduated from Seattle Preparatory High School and the University of Notre Dame.He was comptroller of Horton Dennis and Associates Consulting Engineers for over 25 years. Avid Notre Dame football fan throughout his life. He upheld the spirit of a true son of Notre Dame. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Pearl Duplica, who emigrated from Dubrovnik, Croatia. He was still living in the same home on Queen Anne Hill where he grew up. He is survived by Moya, his loving wife of 52 years; and numerous relatives in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday, February 27th, at 3 PM at: Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 28th, at 12:10 PM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 205 2nd Ave. N, Seattle. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at



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.



Justin E. Taylor

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Karen M. Paull

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.



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.



Kenneth Miner

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Kenneth W. Cowdrey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Kenneth W. Cowdrey, 68, of Naches , passed away Saturday February 19, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Ken was born December 21, 1942 in Yakima, WA to John and Wanda Cowdrey. He graduated from Highland High S



Kirk (KT) Tuttle

Kirk (KT) TUTTLE March 24, 1942 ~ January 27, 2011 Awesome professional drummer - - started at age 7, played in big bands in New York before moving to Seattle in the 70's where he played in many local blues bands. Survived by daughter Robin, granddaughter Brooke Lynn, sister Marcia. Preceded in death by wife Jimie Jean. Memorial February 27 at Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St. followed by party at Salmon Bay Eagles, 5214 20th Ave NW.



Krystyna Ewa Dylczyk

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Leon S. "Stan" Bergerud

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

Leon S. "Stan" Bergerud, 77, of Quincy, WA, died Friday, 11 February 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, 23 June 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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Lloyd A. Berkheimer

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Lloyd A. Berkheimer, 86, of Yakima, WA passed away in his home on Friday, February 18, 2011. Lloyd was born on August 31, 1924 in Memphis, Nebraska. He was the son of Leo and Verda (Hall) Berkhei



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.



Lois M. Campbell

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM

A Celebration of Lois' Life will be held at the Community Church in Tonasket, WA on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. You are welcome to come and share memories with the family. 



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:



Lovina M. Radi (Wentzel) Hoertrich

Lovina M. Radi (Wentzel) Hoertrich passed away peacefully in Stanwood, WA, February 14, 2011 at the age of 97. 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.



Lyle Luellen

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 27, 1938 - Feb. 19, 2011 



Marci Barton

Marcella "Marci" Louise Jones Barton passed away at her home in Machias, WA, February 21, 2011., She was born December 19, 1957 to Howell W. "Bill" Jones and Patricia Jarnigan Jones., Marci felt great joy from opening her heart and home to all. She gave endlessly of her time and love, acting as a true matriarch to all in need. Taking care of every detail, she truly was the "Camp Director" holding her extended family together. She will be missed greatly by all whose lives she touched., Marci also enjoyed time with family at the casino and felt a special bond with her mother there. She loved Butterfinger bars and was rarely seen without a diet Pepsi. She often donated blood and was a proud organ donor., Marci is survived by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth Allen Barton. Together they raised five children, Travis (wife, Tracie), Trent Barton, Tana Wheatley (husband, Alex), Kenny and Ashley Barton. She is also survived by her father, Bill; siblings, Tom Jones (wife, Becky), Jani Jones Abe (husband, Bob), and Brad Jones (wife, Bea); seven nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; as well as her four grandchildren, Tyson, Ryan, Emily and Owen, who were a highlight of her life., Marci was predeceased by her mother, Patricia; and infant son, Randy Michael Barton., Marci lived her entire life in Snohomish, graduating from Snohomish High in 1976 and spent 32 years working for GTE/Verizon before retiring in May, 2010., Friends and family are invited to make donations to Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children's Hospital., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 26, at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish, WA.



Margene Mary Weber

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Margene Weber, 74, of Yakima, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Margene was born on July 7, 1936, to Peter and Mary Payer in Lake Andes, South Dakota. She was raised and



Marilyn Bown

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 30, 1947 - Feb. 20, 2011 



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 



May C. Stewart

May C. STEWART May was born Dec. 5, 1912 and spent her life in the Pacific Northwest. When she married Jack Stewart they moved to Seattle, where they worked, raised their family and enjoyed years of camping and boating. An avid gardener, May spent many happy hours in her gardens. She loved the outdoors and long hikes in the forests. May was active for many years with her friends in their garden and sewing clubs and was a long time member of the Lake City Presbyterian Church. May passed away peacefully on Feb. 10, 2011. She is sadly missed by her family, sons Mark (Janice) and Larry (Karon), grandsons Scott (Luisa) and John and great granddaughter, Kayla.A small memorial service will be held at Foss Village where May lived the last 4 years. She was a wonderful person, may she rest in peace.



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 .....



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 .....



Muriel Jean Gorrell-Mork

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Norma Alice (Dybdahl) Larson

Norma Alice (Dybdahl) LARSON Born in Bellingham on March 14, 1922 to Nick and Josephine Dybdahl. Norma passed away on February 17, 2011. Norma was valedictorian of Bellingham High, Class of 39, and graduated with honors from WWU, University School of Education. Norma was on the WWU basketball team and was the captain of the Debate Club. Norma taught elementary school and worked at Boeing during WWII and for Seattle First National Bank, Trust Dept. in the 1970's. She enjoyed sewing, baking, playing the piano, the NBA and pinochle parties. Norma married her high school sweetheart, LeRoy O. Larson, in 1942. They were happily married for over 65 years before his passing in 2008. She is survived by her sons Keith L. and Mark A. (Elizabeth), four grandchildren and one great granddaughter.



Norma J. Tangeman

Norma J. TANGEMAN Dec. 11, 1927 ~ Feb. 15, 2011 Our Sunshine. Survived and missed by husband Dale, son, daughters, grandchildren and sisters. Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, February 26th, 11:00 A.M. at Normandy Park Congregational UCC, 19247 1st Ave S., Seattle. Donations to Highline Schools Foundation. Full obituary at



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: Brandon Kent Leach

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

Brandon Kent Leach, 30, of Spokane, Wash., passed away unexpectedly Feb. 19, 2011, while teaching English in Busan, South Korea. Brandon was born in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 12, 1980. He attended grade school in Spokane and at Harrison Elementary in north Idaho. He attended junior high and high school in Moscow, Idaho, where he graduated in 1998. [...]



OBITUARY: Constance 'Connie' D. Johnson

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

July 22, 1920-February 19, 2011Connie was born in Plentywood, Mont., to Einar Negaard and Annie Stompro. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager in Idaho and Oregon. She is survived by her husband, Merle Johnson, and three daughters, Connie Powell, Julie Adkins and Paula Heiberg. Per her request, no service was held. [...]



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: 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, [...]



Patricia "Pat" "Patty" (Wood) Deason

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

Patricia "Pat" or "Patty" (Wood) Deason, 81, a Wenatchee area resident for over 65 years, passed away at her home in Wenatchee on Thursday afternoon, February 17, 2011, following an extended illness. Pat was born on March 13, 1929, in Wenatchee to the late Walter and Elizabeth (Campbell) Wood. She was raised and attended school up on Wenatchee Heights.



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 Watson DEWALT Patricia was born April 13, 1943 in Farmington, WA and died February 18, 2011 in Tacoma WA at the age of 67 years. Patricia is survived by her husband Tom DeWalt; children Kurt Watson, Jeff Watson, Jerry Watson, Keri Parente, Nathan Watson, and Michelle DeWalt; sister Judy Frey, and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3:00p.m. at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188. Please sign the online memorial at



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.



Phyllis L. Ehrhardt

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Phyllis L. Ehrhardt, 80, of Yakima, died February 19, 2011. She was born in Yakima on April 16, 1930 to Clarence and Bertha (Moorehead) Dibert. Phyllis married her sweetheart 




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Ray L. Fowler

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Ray L. Fowler, 79, of Yakima passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Ray was born July 1, 1931 in Atascadero, CA. He married Sue Fowler on June 8, 1957 in Paso Robles, CA. T



Raymond A. Delfino

Of Spokane, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 20, 2011. Raymond was born in Kirkland, Washington, to Beverly Delfino and Robert (Shirley) Delfino. Raymond is survived by his wife of 29 years, Karen; three children, Jessica (Seth), Jenna (Gary), and Michael (Jenny); and two brothers, Randy (Jill), and David (Debby). He was a wonderful husband, father, son, and brother and will forever be in our hearts. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Manito Golf and Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Rd, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chef Ray Delfino Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 203, Spokane, WA 99217.



Richard A. Camus

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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 McInerney

Went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2011. A lifelong resident of Spokane, he was born April 16, 1937. Dick worked as a telephone technician with Pacific Northwest Bell/ AT&T, retiring after 30 years with the company. He later owned and operated McInerney Seed and Feed. Dick was a longtime member of the St. Thomas More parish, and was involved with St. Vincent de Paul. He had a deep love for his family, and enjoyed a good conversation, time spent at Priest Lake and his garden. Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon McInerney of Spokane; sons, Russ McInerney (Cindy) and Ron McInerney (Tia), both of Spokane; a daughter, Deb Alarcon (Frank) of Seattle, WA; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bob, Brian and Bill McInerney; a sister, Lonna Stowe; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson., Visitation will be on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST. A Vigil Service will be at 7:00 pm on Friday at Hazen & Jaeger. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 505 W. St. Thomas More Way. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union Gospel Mission.



Richard Wilson

Richard "Dick" LeRoy Wilson, retired MSG US Army, has retired from this life and has gone on to live with his Heavenly Father, his father, his mother and his young son. Richard was born on November 12th, 1936, in Yakima, WA. He passed on February 20th, 2011, at his home in Birch Bay, WA. He leaves behind his wife, Mary, of 45 years; his two sons, Jenlih and Randal; along with two half-brothers and two half-sisters. Richard served over 20 years in the US Army and did three tours in Vietnam. One with the 173D Airborne Brigade and two with the 5th Special Forces Group A Team 363 MIKE Force and "SOG." Richard holds numerous awards and citations such as the



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 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.



Robert Louis Kanooth

Robert of Washougal, WA was born in West Hope, ND to Louis and Nellie Kanooth. Robert was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and served as an elder for many years. He worked with the Regional Building Committee on many Kingdom Halls. He was an electrician by trade. He liked to build furniture and make violins., Survivors include his wife of 55 1/2 years, Nancy; and his children, Bobbie Alfter, Kenneth Kanooth, Denice (Bob) Schanaman, Michael (Michele) Kanooth, Steven Kanooth, Ann Kanooth, Kathleen (Ron) Scott, Jon (Emi) Kanooth; 18 grandchildren; and brother, Duane (Elaine) Kanooth. Special thanks to the staff at SWWA Medical Center for the care and kindness shown. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 735 H St., Washougal, WA., Please sign the Guest Book at



Roger Brent Musgrove

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Ruth Elizabeth Gest

Passed away on February 18, 2011. Ruth was born on July 20, 1914 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.




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Stan Sexton Of Puyallup, WA, born July 15, 1935, passed away February 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, children Vic Johnson, Timm (Teri) Johnson, Mark Sexton, Bruce (Janet) Sexton, Blair (Jackie) Sexton, Kelli (Mark Rockwell) Sexton, 15 grandchildren, and his brother Dick (Colette). Memorial service will be Saturday, Feb 26th at 11:30 AM at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Puyallup. Please make donations to




Santel ANTONACCI Passed peacefully on Feb. 19th, two days shy of her 98th birthday. She is survived by her two daughters, Dolores Hanley and Eleanor Marvin, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Santel walked to Ballard daily, enjoyed dancing at the Ballard Eagles, gardening in her yard and tending to her beloved wood burning stove. She looked forward to her Tuesday outings spent with her niece, Marie Milhofer, as well as attending every holiday and special occasion with her family. Santel was a strong and loving mother and widow of Joseph Antonacci of 67 years. She will be dearly missed. Viewing at Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home, Friday, 2/25 and Saturday, 2/26 from 11:00 a.m. to5:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St Alphonsus Parish, Friday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception and burial at Calvary Cemetery.



Shelly Jones

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 17, 1950 - Feb. 10, 2011



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.




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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 Boswell

Thomas BOSWELL 10.18.1918 ~ 02.20.2011 Tom and his beloved wife Rita are roller skating together once again! Early Sunday morning, with the Lord's blessing, Rita extended her hand, and invited her husband to join her for all eternity. Tom was born Oct. 10th, 1918 in Milwaukee, WN. Preceded in death by his beloved parents Henry and Annette Boswell, siblings Doug, Maudie, Mildred, Dorothy and infant Violet, Tom devoted his life to loving the family he came from and starting a big one of his own! He met Rita Catherine Sullivan in January, 1939 on a Bremerton ferry enroute to a roller skating party. At the end of their first date, Tom told Rita he was going to ask her to marry him one day! Rita's reply was, the answer is already "yes". The rest, is as they say history! Married for 57 years, (Rita deceased in 1998) they were the proud parents of Tom (deceased in 2008, wife Judy, dtrs Julie and Brandie), Annette (deceased in 2007, husband Jay, dtrs Lisa & Kim), Barbara (dad's birthday present and her son David and his life partner, Leo), Ashley (son James, dtr Kelly Marie), Michael (and his life partner, Charlie) Jim (wife Stefanie, dtrs Rachel and Nicole). Together with Aunt Eileen and Uncle Paul, cousin Joan, living across the street, their life was rich and full. Tom and Rita were blessed with great-grandchildren as well, Brittany, Cara, Joel, Seth, Mark, Meagan, Emily, Brianna, Claire, Casey, Patrick Henry, Coco, Lilly, James Michael. Also special relationships in Tom's life, John Kuhn, Claire & Jesus Vedder, Gladys Lucci, Mary Sullivan, Jean Dobbs, Fran & Hilda Sullivan, Dan & Jenny Sullivan, John & Cynthia Sullivan, Andy & Dolores Sullivan, Bob (deceased 2010) & Ida Sullivan. Preceded in death by Pep & Margaret Sullivan, Pat Lucci, Gene Dobbs, and Dan & Margaret Sullivan. The family wishes to thank dad's team of amazing professionals who kept him going strong after a massive heart attack in 1991: Dr. James Leggett, cardiologist, Dr. Richard Kaner, Primary Care, Dr. Nicholas Kovach, Oncology, Dr. Pellman, Urology, Dr. Rick McManus, Opthomologist, Dr. Petersen, Dentist, Dr. Peter Lallas, podiatrist. Each one made dad feel special and important, and gave compassionate, loving care to Tom. Special thanks to dad's team of "angel nurses," including Kelly RN, Claire RN, Helga RN, Shari RN, Kim RN and nurse by corre- spondence course "Nurse Barbie". A celebration of Tom's life will be held Thursday, Feb. 24th at 7:00 p.m. with viewing and Catholic rosary at the Sunset Hills Chapel in Bellevue. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday Feb. 26th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louise Catholic Church, Bellevue WA. Burial at Calgary Catholic Cemetery in Seattle WA. The family also wishes to thank the caring professionals from Gentive Home Health and Evergreen Hospice, who guided Barbara and her family to provide Tom a comfortable and joyous passing. A very special thanks to Father Phil Wallace for administering last rights. Tom was the best Catholic of us all. Daddy, we miss you so much, but know you and mother are blissful beyond words. The family will remain close to continue your legacy. We love you!!!



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.



Thomas John "Toby" Renner

THOMAS JOHN RENNER 1-28-1931 ~ 2-14-2011 Tom Renner was born in Mt. Angel, OR and grew up in Portland. He attended Central Catholic High School and served in the, . He worked for ITT Continental Baking until 1988. He is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Greg; daughters, Debbie Pulley and Tammie Coelho; brother, Ollie; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 17010 NE 9th St.,Vancouver, WA. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Evergreen Staple Funeral Home (360) 693-3649., Please sign the Guest Book at



Tyler John Pauli

Tyler John Pauli, 18, of Tacoma, WA, passed away in Bellingham, WA, on February, 18, 2011. Tyler was born on May 21, 1992, in Tacoma, WA. He is survived by his parents, Elizabeth Pauli-Bastian (David Bastian) of Tacoma and David Pauli (Dorothy Kumara) of University Place. He admired and adored his big brothers Benjamin (Vivian) and Nathan, and had a special place in his heart for his cat, Pinecone. He will be missed by all his extended family and friends, especially his dear friend Conor. Tyler is now with his forever friend Colin (d. 2005). A celebration of Tyler's life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, at the LDS church at 1201 S. 4th Street in Tacoma. A special remembrance ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of gifts, the family suggests donations to the I Have a Dream Foundation or the College Success Foundation. Please sign on-line guestbook



Veramae "Charmaine" Hudon

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Merritt Funeral HomeWAPATO - Veramae "Charmaine" Hudon died Saturday, February 12, 2011 surrounded by her family at Emerald Care Convalescent Center in Wapato, WA where she had resided for the past 15 years.




William A. "Bud" Johnson died on January 27, 2011 at My Joyas Adult Family Home in Mount Vernon, WA., A memorial service was held at First Lutheran Church on February 2. On Saturday, March 5th, Bud will be buried in Hillside Cemetery in the veteran's section in his hometown of Conrad, Montana. A gathering at 11 AM at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church will follow., Bud was born on a farm in eastern Montana on April 19, 1920. His first years were spent in that relatively isolated place until his family moved to the nearby town of Glendive. Born into "Norwegian-Lutheran nobility", he was raised to be trustworthy, industrious and modest. He served in the, Air Corps during, , stationed in England. He learned skills of record keeping, inventory supply and management of personnel during those years. Those skills served him well in his long career as lumberyard manager. After retirement, he flourished as an artist in oil paints, enjoyed photography and golfing., In 1946 Bud married Esther Hanson, a teacher from Hawley, Minnesota. He felt he had "married up" and they made a good team for 50 years. He lived the wisdom he taught his children: do a good job, spend money wisely, and be faithful to God, family and community. After Esther's death in 1996, Bud enjoyed a special relationship with longtime friend, Helen Elliott, who continues to be beloved to his family., Bud's body was badly damaged by a stroke in 2001, but his enthusiasm and interest in life continued and even blossomed after he moved from Conrad to The Bridge Assisted Living in Mount Vernon. The community of First Lutheran Church enhanced his life immeasurably. He attracted friends of all ages and loved his life right up to the end., Bud's family includes daughters, Susan (Alfredo) Martinez of Mount Vernon, WA, and Jennifer (Bill) Wilcox of Redmond, WA, and son J. Paul (Valerie) Nesse of Stillwater, MN; his seven grandchildren and their families: Valerie Kesler, Jon Andrew Martinez, Ashley Al-Izzi, Sydney Herzberg, Lesley Schlessenger, Aiden Schermerhorn, Solveig Nesse; and six great-grandchildren. Bud has two remaining sisters, Hazel Shively of Anacortes, WA and Deanna (Tom) Lagerstrom of Spokane, WA., The family would like to thank Hospice of the Northwest and My Joyas Adult Family Home for their attentive care of both Bud and his family in these last several months.



Wayne A. Davis

Passed away on January 31, 2011 at age 79. He is at peace now in the gentle embrace of his Lord., Wayne served his country as a sergeant in the Army during the, . He worked as a logger, from the time he was a young man, off and on for many years, and loved being outdoors. He wore many different hats over the years but his favorite was the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station where he worked for many years. He was a resident of Pend Orielle County and loved his home outside of Ione, which he shared with his companion of many years, Jeannette Davis. He was an easy-going, uncomplicated man who loved music and was always singing or whistling. He was very innovative, always building or fixing things. He played a mean game of pool and wasn't known to turn down a cold beer. He loved to prospect and work in his garden, but his true passion was his serious belief and study of God's Word., He is survived by his brothers, Bob and Alvin; sister, Sharon Saicheck; son, and care giver, Wayne, Jr.; two daughters, Jullie Fuller and Valli Maurer; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous stepchildren and their families. Most importantly, his little tuxedo kitty, Lucky, who rarely left his side and brought him much comfort and joy., There will be a picnic/gathering at West Sullivan Lake Campground (across from the Ranger Station) on Saturday, July 23, 2011 for anyone who would care to join the family in celebrating Wayne's life.



Wendy Andrea Uvaney

Wendy Andrea UVANEY Wendy Andrea Uvaney, 65, of Federal Way, WA passed away on February 20, 2011. Wendy was born in Manhattan Beach, CA on April 10, 1945 to Norman and Katherien Surtees. Wendy is survived by her daughters Tori Uvaney of Federal Way, WA and Stephanie Mitchell of San Diego, CA; brother David Surtees of Hollywood, CA ; ex-husband Stephen Uvaney of Odenton, Maryland and many lifelong friends worldwide. Wendy was a mother to many and had a passion for travel and she will be greatly missed.A celebration of Wendy's life will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday February 26, 2011 at Yahn & Son Funeral Chapel in Auburn, WA. Please visit for directions or to sign the online guest register.



Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM 

Wilburn Raymond "Ray" McCarrell Moses Lake, WA 



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.

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