Saturday, February 26, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/26/2011


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.



Alice H. (Kitty) Bjornson

Alice (Kitty) H. BJORNSON Alice passed away on February 22, 2011. She had resided at the Anderson House in Shoreline, Washington since January of 2009. Alice was born in Hallock, Minnesota on August 11, 1922. Following her graduation from Hallock High School in 1940, Alice moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a secretary for Sears and Roebuck for the following two years. Employment opportunities with the US Government took Alice to the Patterson Field air base in Dayton, Ohio in 1942 where she met her future husband and lifetime companion, Bayard Bjornson, then a major in the USAF. Alice and Bayard married on February 14, 1944. While Bayard subsequently focused on his career with the US Public Health Service, Alice focused her efforts on creating a loving and nurturing environment for the raising of their two sons, Douglas and Roger, three grandchildren, a great granddaughter, and her two brothers Russell and Kenneth Johnson. Alice's positive attitude combined with her warm and caring personality endeared her to all who met her and she will be greatly missed by her many friends as well as her family. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW in Lynnwood on Tuesday March 1st at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church.



Alphonso Rease

Passed away February 17, 2011. Leaving wife, Felicia Rease, of Spokane, WA; three daughters, Erica Houston and Jasmine Rease of Spokane, WA; Valerie Grasty of Florida and a son, LaDuan Rease of Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at Spokane Cremation, 2832 N. Ruby.



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.




Bonnie Jean Fountain, 84, of Anacortes, WA; went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2011 at Home Place Care Center in Burlington, WA. She was born on March 20, 1926 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Lawrence and Sarah (Creed) Brown. Bonnie moved to Taft, CA with her parents and brother when she was 2 years old., She received her education in Taft, finishing up in Los Angeles at Susan Miller Dorsey School in 1941., Bonnie married Gordon Brooks Fountain in Bakersfield, CA on December 31, 1943 and moved to Anacortes, WA in 1945. She was a devoted wife and loving mother., She was very artistic with a variety of interests such as pen & ink art, watercolors and needlework. Bonnie beautifully designed several holiday bulletin boards for the church foyer and was a member of Anacortes Christian Church for 67 years where she worked as a secretary in the church office early on and also served as a Deaconess for several years., Bonnie was employed as a cosmetician for 28 years at Thrifty Drugs in Anacortes., For many years Gordon and Bonnie enjoyed their extended fishing trips in their travel trailer throughout WA and Canada. She also enjoyed duck hunting with Gordon and did very well at trapshooting in the earlier times. They took many trips cross country to visit the grandchildren in TN., Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Gordon, in October 2007; and her brother, Allen Brown., She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Richard Felser; grandchildren and spouses, Kelli and Corey Hjalseth; Dustin and Angela Lafferty; all of Tacoma, WA; Bonni Lafferty of Woodinville, WA; and great-grandchildren, Corey Jr., Spencer, Kate Hjalseth and Violette and Miles Lafferty. She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Terri Fountain; of Collierville, TN; grandchildren, Meredith Koski, Becca, John and Zachery Fountain; and great-grandchild, Jack Koski. Survivors also include sister and brother-in-law, Jennith and Bill Overall; of Priest River, ID., In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Bonnie's name to the Alzheimer's Assoc. of Washington., Bonnie will be greatly missed by her loving family. We are very thankful for the wonderful, tender care extended to her for several years by those special individuals at Home Place Care Center of Burlington, WA and to Hospice NW., A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Anacortes Christian Church, 12ll M Ave, in Anacortes, WA 98221., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Bonnie, please sign the online guest register at



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 ..... 



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.



Brock Byrne Wilson

Friday, February 25, 2011 1:00 PM 

Brock Byrne Wilson passed away at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA on February 20, 2011. Brock was born in Seattle, WA on March 16, 1933, to William and Jewel Wilson. Brock spent his early years in the Burien area with his younger sister, Arden, and many friends. While in the seventh grade, he lost his right eye in an accident and never let that slow him down.



Burnett H. Perkins

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Burnett H. Perkins passed away February 21, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was born on September 10, 1917 in St. Peter, MN to Luther and Annis Johnson. After high school she received tr




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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



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 



Clifford A. DeRosier Sr.

Clifford A. DeROSIER, Sr. Age 76, passed away February19th, 2011. Loving father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home in Bothell, 18224 103rd Avenue NE, Bothell, Wa.



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 Elisa Pruneda Falcon

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Merritt Funeral HomeConsuelo Elisa 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, 



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, .....



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: Carlton 'Carl' Schroeder

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Carlton "Carl" Schroeder, 93, of Pullman, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Memorial services will be held in June of this year. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Eddie D. Meier

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Eddie D. Meier, 92, of Pullman, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of 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. [...]



Dani Lynn (Price) Hoffert

Dani Lynn (Price) Hoffert died in Ocean View, Hawaii on February 19. She was 54 years old. Dani is survived by her husband, Gary Hoffert of Ocean View, Hawaii; a son, Joshua Hardt, of Mankato, Minnesota; and daughter, Patty Armstrong, of Wenatchee, Washington. She is also survived by sisters, Dawn Shipman and Angel Collins of Vancouver, Washington; a brother, Larry Price, of Woodland, Washington; and nine nieces and nephews. Dani attended Evergreen High School and enjoyed writing poetry and visiting with family and friends., Condolences can be sent to the family at or



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.



Darrell G. Felt

Darrell G. FELT Darrell was born January 26, 1956 in Seattle and passed away December 23, 2010 in Lake Forest Park. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Lynn Granberg. He leaves behind brothers Fred (Ju Youn) Doran, Ross (Karla) Felt, sister Jill (Wayne) Clapper and parents Tom and Betty Brown of Sultan. Also many nieces and nephews. Darrell will be missed by all but mostly by his beautiful dogs Sandy, Buster & Zoe. Memorial will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240 St, Kent, WA



Death Notice - Angeline Striegl

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 20, 1915 - Feb. 25, 2011 



Death Notice - Clarence Miller

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

Dec. 4, 1946 - Feb. 21, 2011 



Death Notice - Irene Bothwell

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:50 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 14, 1915 - Feb. 23, 2011 



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




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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.



Donna E. Thiele

Donna E. Thiele, 60 of Edmonds, passed away November 16, 2010 following a courageous seven year battle with breast cancer. In honor of Donna, there will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, 1-4 p.m. at the, , 2711 Oakes Ave, Everett.



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



Dulcie Milne

Dulcie O. (Tanner) Milne Dulcie passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011. She was born December 19, 1912 at Five Mile Prairie to Charles and Lulu Tanner. When she was five they moved to Lane Idaho. Dulcie married Floyd Milne on September 1, 1933 in Spokane, WA. They lived the rest of their married life in Spokane Valley raising their, three daughters. Dulcie and Floyd were active members of several square dance clubs and were very involved with getting the Square Dance Center on North Sullivan built. She loved sewing, crocheting, camping, traveling and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd; her parents; brothers Francis, Clyde, Berl and Bill; sister Betty and one great great grandchild. She is survived by her daughters Janet (Dick) Whalen, Idell (Darrell) Jenicek, and Ruth (Steve) Aubrey. There are 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister Irene and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today, Friday, February 25, 2011 from 4:00 -" 8:00 P.M. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA. Services will be held at Thornhill Valley Chapel, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to Legacy House Assisted Living or to Hospice of North Idaho.



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 



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



Ernest G. "Ernie" Epperson

Ernie Epperson went quietly to meet his Lord, February 8, 2011. Ernie was born August 16, 1917 in Ketchikan, AK, to Ernest and Letty (Baker) Epperson. After the death of his mother, his father moved them to Wenatchee, WA, where he met and married Althea Pearson in 1927. Althea became Ernie's "Mom," adopted in love. The family moved to Warm Beach, and Ernie graduated from Stanwood High School in 1936., During his teens, Ernie gave his life to Jesus Christ, his Savior. He graduated from Simpson Bible College and was ordained September 24, 1940. Ernie and his mom held summer camps, bringing needy children from the cities. From 1944-1950 they ran the first Christian boarding school in the NW. Ernie served as director of Youth for Christ in Stanwood and also traveled overseas with YFC. Continuing his call to evangelism, Ernie traveled to several states under the United Brethren in Christ church. In 1956 he met the love of his life, Lois Bavin, in Montpelier, OH. They were married in August, 1957 and returned to Warm Beach together. In 1961-1967, Ernie was called to pastor Lakewood Community Church, now Smokey Point Community Church. He worked for Stanwood School District for many years, but Ernie never considered himself retired from ministry., Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Steven; and two sisters-in-law., He leaves his wife, Lois, of 53 years; son, David (Rebecca), and grandchildren, Ryan and Kimberly Epperson; family missionaries in Malawi, Africa; daughter-in-law, Janell (Dan) Epperson-Fullen, and grandchildren, Michael and Megan Epperson; and sister-in-law, Marjorie Bavin, all of Stanwood; and many cousins and friends., "Thank-you," from the family to Dr. Clay and the staff at Warm Beach for their excellent care and loving kindness., A memorial will be held at 2 p.m., March 13, at Smokey Point Community Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd., Memorials may be made to Allen Creek Community Church, 7314 - 44th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270, marked "E-3 Malawi Ministries".



Florence Iona Williams

Florence Iona Williams passed away February 23rd at her home in Coeur d'Alene. She was born March 15, 1913 to William Arthur Adams and Lillie Pearl (Reese) Adams in Rantoul, Franklin County, Kansas. The family moved to Russell, Kansas when Florence was in elementary school. She graduated from Pioneer School in Bunker Hill, Kansas in Russell County in 1928. She worked as a maid for a few families around Russell until moving to Missoula, Montana during the Dust Bowl in 1936. There she worked as a housekeeper for the Dr. Patrick Murphy family from 1936-1943., She then moved to Spokane where she worked at the Ohio Match Company for several years; she met her husband Walter there. They were married September 28, 1953. Florence was employed at W.T. Grants Co. in 1955. In 1970, her husband Walter passed away. Florence continued to live and work in Spokane, retiring from W.T. Grants in 1976. Florence moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1999 to be closer to her family there., In her leisure time, Florence enjoyed fishing and traveling. She was fond of photography and in addition to her human subjects, filled several albums with photographs of flowers. She relished working with her hands and expressed her artistic sensibilities with crochet work, embroidery and plastic canvas work, as well as painting ceramics., Florence was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, nine sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their descendants., Viewing will be from 9:00 am until 10:00 am with Funeral Service beginning at 10:00 am Tuesday March 1, 2011 at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. Graveside Service will follow at 2:00 pm at Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane. YATES FUNERAL HOME, COEUR D'ALENE CHAPEL , is entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit Florence's online memorial and sign her guest book at



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.



Francisca O. Chavez

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahYAKIMA - Francisca O. Chavez, 77, of Granger passed on to be with the Lord on February 22, 2011 at the Yakima Regional Hospital with the comfort of her family and friends by her side.



Frank Laufer

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

Aug. 26, 1929 - Feb. 13, 2011



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 



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 .....



Heather Elizabeth Smith

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral HomeHeather Elizabeth Smith, beloved mother, daughter, sister, companion, cousin and friend, went to be in the arms of her loving savior on the morning of February 23, 2011; Heather was born on May 10, 1977 to Greg an 



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 Patricia "Patty" Peterson

Helen Patricia "Patty" PETERSON Helen Patricia Peterson, age 65 of Seattle, WA passed away on December 29th, 2010. Born at Ballard General Hospital on March 18, 1945 to parents Don and Helen Donaldson. Graduated in 1965 from West Seattle High School. She was a member of the Salmon Bay Eagles, Ballard Elks and the Citizens Band for Common Courtesy. She loved jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She bowled on leagues at Magic Lanes, Roxbury Lanes and Hi-Line Lanes. She followed all Seattle sports teams passionately. The Sonics, Seahawks, and Storm. Her favorite, of course, win or lose, rain or shine: the Mariners. She is survived by her daughters; Cammie (Henry), Heather (Tim) and Ashley. Grandsons Nathen, Tyler, Marshall, Kyle and Samuel. Siblings Sharil, Bill, Don and Bob. Best friend Margaret. Services will be held Saturday, March 5th 2:00 p.m. at the White Center Eagles.



Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu

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



In Memory of Norma Thompson

Monday, February 21, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



In loving memory of Alice (Bromfield) Curtis

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Alice (Bromfield) Curtis was born June 19, 1930, in Cashmere, WA, and passed on, after a courageous battle against cancer, February 16, 2011, in Kirkland, WA, surrounded by her loving family. Alice was preceded in death in 1986 by her loving husband, Bill Curtis. They were married for 35 years.



Iris Barbara Powell

Passed away February 25th, in Spokane. She was a loving mother and friend and adored by many who watched over her during her life. She loved life and enjoyed the company of loving friends that took care of her. She is survived by her two sons: Theodore Powell (Sally) of Odessa, TX, Richard Powell (Inez) of Sulphur, LA; four grandchildren: Jessica Doty, Justin Powell, Crystal Tucker, Benjamin Powell, and a great grandson Espen Doty. She will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 28th at Heritage Funeral Home.




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John Frank Boyle Died February 21, 2011, surrounded by family. He was born April 7,1923 in Tacoma. John was a proud veteran of the 




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Jack L Starr

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

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Jack S. Dorr

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Jack S. Dorr, 84, left his earthly family to be with his heavenly family February 23, 2011 as a result of Alzheimer's disease. Our father was born in Dayton, WA April 3, 1926 and lived the majority of h



James Stephen Weeks

James Stephen WEEKS James Stephen Weeks, born3/24/1942, in Marion, Arkansas, passed away 2/16/2011. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolista C. Scott. He is survived by his sister Patricia Peters (Harry), his children Todd R. Weeks (Priscilla) and Monica K. Milton (Maurice), 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephew and many friends. Jimmy worked at Boeing, King County Elections Dept, and as a real-estate appraiser. He enjoyed jazz music, sports and coin collecting. At his request, cremation, then his remains will be placed at Tahoma National Cemetery in honor of his service to our country.A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, February 26, at St. Clements Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Avenue South, Seattle.



Jana J. Johnson

On February 20, 2011, we tragically lost a beloved mother, sister and friend., Jana was born October 07, 1963 to James A. and Phyllis M. Johnson in Everett, Washington. Jana grew up on her parents Arabian horse farm right next door to the dairy farm her grandparents owned. Jana graduated from Snohomish High School in 1981. She worked at the Cabbage Patch Restaurant for the owner and very dear friend, Sondra McCutchan, for many years. Jana took a break from her hometown and moved to Maui, Hawaii for eight years, where she made many new friends and excelled in restaurant management., Upon her return to Snohomish, Jana met her true love, Robert Manis, and excitedly celebrated the birth of their daughter, Isabella on June 21, 2006., Jana leaves her beloved daughter, Isabella Mae Manis; her fiance', Robert L. Manis; sister, Kristi McFarland; brother-in-law, Michael; brother, Thomas T. Johnson; and Julie and George Allen. She leaves her closest friends, Sharon Donaldson, Sondra McCutchan, and Linda Lamb. Jana also leaves her aunts, Sybil Johnson, Mary Felton; numerous cousins; and many others., She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Tennis and Lillian Roetcisoender; and her parents, James A. and Phyllis Johnson., Jana was the light of our lives, the diamond glint on snow, the smile that warmed our hearts, with a singing voice that won many talent shows. She was Miss Snohomish 1988. She leaves behind a sister and brother that adored her for the wonderful, amazing woman that she was., Funeral services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Snohomish at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 with burial following at G.A.R. Cemetery. Memorials may be made at any branch of First Heritage Bank for the Manis Family. Arrangements under direction of Bauer Funeral Chapel, Snohomish.



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.



Jean (Genevieve) SINGH

Jean (Genevieve) SINGH Genevieve Carol Brudzinski was born on February 13th, 1942 toher loving parents, John and Genevieve Brudzinski. She passed away peacefully at home on the morning of February 16th, 2011 in Normandy Park, Washington. She was surrounded by friends and family during her short battle with pancreatic cancer. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend who always had time to give and care for others. She was kind and strong, bighearted and compassionate. She had a fabulous smile that lit up the room, and was adored by all. She loved animals, plants, traveling, and walking on the beach. After growing up in Passaic, New Jersey, Jean obtained a pharmacy degree from Rutgers College of Pharmacy, and continued on to the University of Utah for graduate work in pharmacology. She married Dr. Robert (Bob) Barham in 1964 and they settled in the Northwest, where she was a wife, mother and pharmacist. After their marriage ended, she met Joe Singh. They married more than 30 years ago. As a homemaker, gardener, and most recently a weekly volunteer in the classrooms of two different teachers, her family was definitely her pride and joy. Preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dorothy, she is survived by her husband Joe,son Chris Barham, daughter Kimi Barham, grandson Brandon Barham, and brother John Brudzinski. Jean will be dearly missed by friends and family alike. The memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 28, 1:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 15226 21st Avenue SW, Burien. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name to advoCATS Hawaii ( or the Humane Society for Seattle-King County will be appreciated.



Jean Elizabeth Moore

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jean Elizabeth Moore, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on February 17, 2011. She was born September 29, 1922, in Wallingford, CT, to Swedish immigrants, Irma and Elvin Peterson. When she was 18 months old, her father died, leaving her mother to raise her and her two teenage brothers.



John R. Barron

Passed away February 22, 2011. John is survived by his wife of 29 years, Debbie; sister, Joyce; children, Vonni, Michelle, Dani, John, Heather, and Michaela; and grandchildren, Corina, Michael, Sasha, Kayleigh, Taylor, Jesse, Jacob, Jared, Kennedy, Campbell, and Krystal. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally; father, Charles; sister, Verna; and grandson, Tanner. There will be no service at John's request.



John T. Flattery

John T. Flattery, formerly of Everett, passed away in San Diego, CA on Friday, February 18, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be announced at a future date. 



Juanita Caroline "Tootsie" Krusoff

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Karen M. Paull

Karen M. Paull passed February 16, 2011 and was born May 21, 1945., Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Oakville Cemetery, followed immediately by the Oakville Celebration of Life at the Oakville Community center (formerly Oakville Legion Hall) from noon to 4:00 p.m., The Marysville celebration of Life potluck will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Marysville Masonic Center located at 5th St. and Columbia Ave. in Marysville, WA.



Karl Steven Quentin Sawatzki

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

1956 – 2008



Kathryn Izora "Kay" Pulliam

Kathryn I. Pulliam, a ten year resident of the Waitts Lake, WA area, passed away on February 21, 2011, in Colville, WA. Kay was born on Sept. 14, 1920 in Elk, WA the daughter of John Andrew and Minnie Mae (Atkins) Wasson., Kay attended school in Deer Park, WA and graduated from Deer Park High School as a twelve-year senior. On Nov. 15, 1939, Kay married her high school sweetheart, Leonard Pulliam and they made their home in Spokane. Leonard was then called by the U.S. Army to serve his country overseas. During this time, Kay resided in the Copland Park area of Spokane. Upon Len's return, they purchased a home on E Rich in Spokane. Kay and Len relocated to Colville where they purchased the Lucky Lager distributorship in 1960. She assisted in the operation of the business and maintained the books. In 1969, they sold the distributorship and moved to the Spokane Valley. Kay also worked in the home tending to the needs of her family, a roll which she embraced. Due to the early onset of health challenges, Kay's activities grew limited. She and Len enjoyed traveling during their retirement. They traveled to Alaska and to Tieton, WA where they would visit their daughter Karen and assist on her family's orchard and farm., Kay was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker who gave of herself and all that she could give to her family. She had a wonderful fondness for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. During the summer months, Kay would bring her family to Waitts Lake, where they would stay, sun, swim and play at her parent's cabin. She always placed the needs of her family above those of her own. Kay had a wonderfully independent spirit and let very little stand in her way. In reflection of Kay, her family affectionately remarked, "she was loved and will be missed"., Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Len; a son, Stephen Pulliam; a grandson, Jacob Pulliam; and her siblings, Evelyn Linder, Dorothy Limbert and Melvin Wasson., She is survived by her daughter; Karen Bollinger and husband, Bill, Valley, WA; sons, Jack Pulliam and wife, Beth of Waitts Lake, WA, Bob Pulliam and wife, Donna, Chugiak, AK; sister, Bonnie Haener, Grangeville, ID; daughter-in-law, Barbara Pulliam; grandchildren, Dana and Mark Bollinger, Jakob, Rachel, Josette, Louie, Jacob, Katrina, Angie and Josh Pulliam, Shelby Peterson; 14 great grandchildren;, A graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at the Woodland Cemetery in Deer Park, WA. Memorial contributions may be given to Thru the Bible Radio Network, P.O. Box 7100, Pasadena, CA 91109. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at



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 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 



Klu Crowther

Klu CROWTHER She was a child of Alaska born in New Jersey. Named Mary, her parents called her Kluahne, a name she shared with a lake in the Yukon Territory. Her first art teacher was a family friend and renowned painter of Alaskan landscapes. She lived in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Seattle and Yakima before starting college in Walla Walla. After attending Whitman College, she moved to Seattle and worked for Northwest Airlines and married a man she met at a dance (our beloved Dick Crowther.) They moved to Minnesota for JC Penney's, then moved to Nebraska to run their own clothing store. A doomed pig farming side-venture took its rightful place in family lore. Upon returning to Washington with their firstborn, they bought a home in Lake Forest Park on two acres, patrolled by a one-eyed bantam rooster, a dog named Blaze and Jasper the donkey. Ten years later, with their second son in tow, the family moved to Laurelhurst, sans equine. She adored antiques, volunteered at their church's Cloud 9 thrift store and owned a collectibles store in Cannon Beach that was open "now and then." In every place she lived, Klu decorated with distinctive style and flair, creating a personality of place that welcomed visitors and exploration. She was the consummate hostess, and with Dick, created a home of laughter, creativity and love. Central to everything was their generosity of heart and love for their family. They volunteered for low income housing projects, actively worked for fair housing laws, studied Jung through their church at St. Stephens and voted Democrat. Summers meant filling the small cabin in Cannon Beach full of family and friends and later, watching the sunset and fighting blackberry brambles at the small cabin on Vashon Island. The big trips were to London (oh, how she loved the Cotswolds) and France. Sometime after Dick's passing in 2002, Klu moved to the Bayview Retirement Community in Queen Anne where she continued her hostess role with Saturday lunches that included Jello and sherbet for her youngest grandchildren. She is sorely missed by her sons Ric (Flossie McDonald), Dave (Cherylynne); grandchildren Megan (Troy) Hubler, Ryan, Athena and Maxwell; and beloved cousins Dale Hogle, Alvara Deal and Robin Koenninger. A memorial for her life will be held Saturday March 5th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45 St, Seattle. Donations to the Bayview Manor Foundation.



Krystyna Ewa Dylczyk

Krystyna Ewa Dylczyk went to heaven Monday, Feb 21st, 2011. Krystyna was born in Niegowa, Poland on Sept. 19, 1937. Krystyna loved to dance and won many awards dancing in the Czestachowa region. Krystyna was a member of the solidarity Union in Poland and supported her husband Ryszard in all his work in bringing solidarity to Czestochowa & Poland. She immigrated with her husband and family to the U.S. in 1983 settling in Bellingham, WA. Krystyna continued her joy for life and others in the U.S. Every guest in her home was fed and given tea. Her kind smile and gentle "Kohana" made everyone feel at home. Krystyna loved her children Urszula, Adam and Rafal; her six grandchildren Fredereco, Jessica, Sylvia, Brandon, Briana and Rikki and sponsor Sheila. Krystyna loved Marine Park and feeding wild birds. People were drawn to her warmth and compassion. Her loving concern for others was a source of strength and comfort to the lives she touched, Krystyna is deeply missed. A vigil service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tuesday March 1st at 7 p.m. and a mass Wednesday March 2 at 12noon. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Krystyna's name to Sacred Heart for renovations of the Mary Chapel. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at




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Lillian V. Wood

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Lillian V. Wood, 86, Yakima, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Willow Springs Care and has been reunited with her husband. She was born in Bountiful, Utah on February 14, 1925



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



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.



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); as well as her four grandchildren, Tyson, Ryan, Emily and Owen, who were a highlight of her life., Marci was a second mother and very special aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was always the go to person when her family needed someone to care for their kids. She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Jennifer Whitehead, Nora Feet, William Jones, Brian May, Debbie Shearer, Kim-Abe Gunter, Alisha Jones, Colby Jones and Reese Jones. Great-nieces, Erin Whitehead and Kayla Clifton; great-nephews, Ben Whitehead, and Jaron Feet, were also loved by her beyond words., She was especially close to her extended family of cousins, The Zabells, of Snohomish, Koetje's, of Stanwood, Houck family, of Oregon, Tim Crowley and Patty Houck, of California, Roxanne Honcoop, of Oregon, David Jarnigan, of Marysville and Pam Jarnigan, of Edmonds. Her aunts Myrna (husband, Bill) Lucas and family and Audrey Kellerman and family were a great part of her life. She is gone too soon., 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 L. Fox

Mary L. Fox passed away peacefully in Bellingham, Washington, on Sunday, February 13, 2011. A longtime Bellingham resident, Mary is survived by a loving family, including son Jeff Fox (wife Jody) of Bellingham, daughters Elaine Sgalitzer (husband Wally) of Bellingham, and Linda Gahnberg (husband Kurt) of Kirkland and brother John Lad (wife Rosemarie) of Bellevue, Nebraska. Mary was blessed to be a grandmother (to six), great-grandmother, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Fox, and brothers Charles, Anton, and August Lad, Jr. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 11:00 AM, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Bellingham (1720 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA, 98225). A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service. Remembrances may be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with a notation for the Altar Guild. You may also share memories with the family at



Mary McDonald

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

Aug. 19, 1950 - Feb. 18, 2011 



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 .....



Monty L. Portrey

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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: Anise M. Askins

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM

Anise M. Askins, longtime Palouse homemaker, passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. She was 87. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28 at the Palouse Federated Church. Vault interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. She was born June 13, 1923, in a farm house near Browning, Mo., to Lee B. and Agnes [...]



OBITUARY: Betty Jean Askins

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Betty Jean Askins, 88, a longtime Pullman, Wash., resident, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at High Gate Senior Living Center in Yakima, Wash., where she had resided the past several years.Betty was born April 23, 1922, in Sumner, Wash., to George and Ida (Hansen) Spinning. She married James A. Askins on June 28, 1941, in Pullman, where [...]



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: Melvin Clinton Illi

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Melvin Clinton Illi, 81, of Troy, unexpectedly entered into the loving arms of his Heavenly Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.Clint was bon July 24, 1929, in Troy, Idaho, on American Ridge to Melvin and Nova Illi. He was a lifetime resident of Troy and graduated from Troy High School in 1947.Clint met and married Carol Fessenden of [...]



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, [...]



Omer Beaver

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

On February 20, 2011 Omer Francis Reed Beaver peacefully fell asleep looking forward to the resurrection. Omer Beaver was born on January 27, 1916 in Stella, Missouri. He was preceded in death by six sisters and six brothe



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.



Pauline Durand

Friday, February 25, 2011 10:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 27, 1918 – Feb. 13, 2011



Pauline Elizabeth (Polly) Durand

Pauline (Polly) Elizabeth DURAND January 27, 1918 ~ February 13, 2011 Polly Durand, a long time Bellevue resident, passed away peacefully Feb. 13, 2011 She was born in Bellingham, and was part of the Pacific American Fisheries family. She attended Normal School (presently WWU), Fairhaven Middle School, and Whitman College, where she became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She met Paul A. Durand of Walla Walla, and they were married Jan 1, 1938. They resided in Walla Walla, raising 2 children, until 1962, when they moved to Bellevue. Paul passed away in 1986. Polly was a loving person. She enjoyed people of all ages, and many grew to be her extended family. She was a companion to the late George Schofield, and in recent years a devoted friend to the late Bill Scott of Bellevue. She was a previous member of PEO, Assistance League of Bellevue, Women's University Club, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church Altar Guild; also volunteered at The Vibes Program, Overlake Hospital and the American Red Cross. She is survived by daughter,Judy Chermak, (Howard) of Edmonds; son, Paul M. Durand, of Mt. Vernon, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild. Friends are invited to a celebration of her life from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at Pacific Regent, 919 - 109th Ave. NE, Bellevue. Private internment at St Thomas Episcopal Church. Donations may be sent to the American Red Cross or to Washington Talking Books and Braille Library, 2021 - 9th Ave., Seattle 98121. Arrangements made by A Sacred Moment, Inc.



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 



Quest C. Allen

Quest C. Allen, 103, of Everett passed away February 22, 2011. She was born June 7, 1907 on a farm in Sunnyside, WA where she lived with her parents, sister, and four brothers., After high school, Quest briefly attended Linfield College to pursue a teaching degree, but left early to care for her father after her mother's premature death. In 1930, her brother Warner brought guest Harry Allen home to the farm; the two struck up a friendship and corresponded steadily over the next three years. On January 26, 1933 they were married in a small ceremony in Southern California, surrounded by family and close friends. Harry and Quest lived in Los Angeles for the next 32 years, until Harry retired from the gas company. Together they raised 500 chickens as a side business, explored many of the western states and enjoyed years of hunting and fishing together. Shortly after Harry's retirement, they moved to Snohomish, WA. They were active members of the Snohomish First Presbyterian church serving as deacons for many years., One of the highlights of retirement for both was their yearly trip to Utah to visit their many family members. For weeks before leaving, Quest would bake cookies; make jam and other treats to take to the nieces and nephews. The ability to care for her family was a life-long passion for her and one she excelled at. Her cookies and jams were legendary among all., Quest was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harry Allen; her parents; and all of her siblings. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. She will be tremendously missed by all., Private graveside services will be held at GAR Cemetery in Snohomish. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Snohomish First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Snohomish First Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund.



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 Edward Guenther

Raymond Edward Guenther was born January 2, 1909 in Kenmare, North Dakota to Frank and Maude Guenther. He died of natural causes at 102 years old on February 9, 2011. Mr. Guenther had recently moved from Spokane where he had lived for 66 years to Seattle to be closer to relatives., Raymond was married to Louise Guenther Knight on May 26, 1934 in Plentywood, Montana. Mr. Guenther worked for Kaiser Aluminum for most of his career retiring in 1964 to open the University City Karmel Korn Shop. After selling the candy store, Mr. Guenther worked for Vera Water District as their controller until finally retiring at age 85. Mr. Guenther was part owner of the Perkins Restaurants in Spokane, Ritzville and Coeur d'Alene with his two sons. He continued to work as a "handy man" until the restaurants were sold in 1996. After his wife's death, Mr. Guenther moved to The Fairwinds Retirement Home in North Spokane where he lived for 10 years. He was a member of Millwood Presbyterian Church, Concordia Masonic Lodge No. 249 of Millwood and also Magnolia Chapter, #194 Order of Eastern Star., He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Louise. He is survived by his sons, Robert and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann of Coeur d'Alene, ID and Dennis of Seattle, WA; two grandchildren, Richard and Rebecca., Our Dad will be missed terribly for his wonderful smile and his happy and mischievous personality. A memorial service will be held at a later date. YATES FUNERAL HOME, Coeur d'Alene is in care of the arrangements. You may visit his online memorial and sign his guestbook at



Richard "Dick" LeRoy Wilson

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Moles Family Funeral HomesBIRCH BAY - 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



Richard "Rick" Akins

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. He worked many years at Cox Cable and G&B Property Management, operated his own company Akins HVAC/Mechanical, and lastly was employed at Spokane School District 81 as one of their head technicians. 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 parents Eunice Chase, father Joe Sr., and Marilyn Akins (Rich's other mom), Richard's forever best friend Lori Akins, sons Kenneth and Collen Akins, brothers Joe Jr. and Sharon Akins, John and Cathy Akins and Pat and Terri Akins, and one 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., 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. Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST



Roger Brent Musgrove

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Russell Leonard Vicars

Born in San Manuel, AZ to Alan Vicars (Medical Lake, WA ) and Coleen Polkinghorn (Seattle, WA). He married Shannon Sullivan, 1989. They had two children, son, Steven Vicars and daughter, Amanda Vicars, both of Nine Mile Falls, WA. Russell's passion was building and repairing computers. Always willing to help the novice to learn and operate them. His is survived by his mother, Coleen Polkinghorn (Ray); father, Alan Vicars (Donna); ex-wife, Shannon Sullivan; son, Steven daughter, Amanda; grandmother Wilma and numerous aunts uncles cousins and good friends.



Shelly Jones

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

Nov. 17, 1950 - Feb. 10, 2011 



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.



Signe Arick

Signe ARICK Signe Arick passed away February 10, 2011, at Northwest Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She had turned 90 on July 19. Though she was challenged by vision and health problems- and deeply saddened by the death of her sister Hilda Guldseth in 2007 - her last years were marked by many joys and pleasures. Signe was a long-time member of Gift of Grace Lutheran Church. She loved the church music, communion, and the devotional group that often met at her home. Before macular degeneration curtailed reading, Signe taught Bible Study at the church, and she enjoyed making quilts with other church women for Lutheran World Relief. A lifelong reader and a lifelong learner, Signe replaced reading with audio books from the Washington State Talking Book and Braille Library. Her favorite was Alexander McColl Smith and his Number One Ladies' Detective Agency books. She loved NPR and the Diane Roehm Show, as well as Prairie Home Companion. Signe was born on a dryland farm south of Malta, Montana to Norwegian homesteaders. Their community was peopled by hard-working Lutherans who had been drawn to the harsh prairie by Railroad Company promises of bounteous new beginnings. After eight years in a one-room school, Signe attended high school in town, paying her expenses with a bookkeepingjob which also provided some money to keep the farm going during the Depression. She graduated class Valedictorian. Soon after, while working in Malta, she met a handsome stranger from Cristobal, CZ. Signe married Alexander D. Arick in 1940, in Panama. They lived in the Canal Zone and Costa Rica until Alexander felt the need to serve his country in WWII. In 1952, he was killed in Korea, leaving Signe with two young children. The little family lived in the Lutheran community of Parkland near Tacoma in the fifties and sixties and was active in the Trinity Lutheran congregation. Signe was a secretary at McChord AFC, principally in the flight clinic. While working, she earned her BA from UPS, and then her MA from PLU at the age of 60. On retirement in 1986, Signe moved into the Wallingford home of her sister, Hilda. They enjoyed many adventures, flying to Hawaii and rambling across Washington and Montana to visit friends and the family farm. They also visited family and friends in Sequim, Aberdeen and the Seattle area. They were thrilled to attend a large family reunion in Minnesota and meet many members of their mother's family for the first time. Another highlight was their Norway trip to see family and old family farms. Signe delighted in meeting new people and the children that came into her life. She had vast collections of memorized poetry, jokes, and butterfly brooches. Signe loved listening to the Mariners, especially when she shared the experience with her sister. Last fall her garden was a miracle of sweet corn, beets and tomatoes. From organic gardening techniques learned from books on tape, she supervised the planting of potatoes and selected flowering plants that her family hoped she would enjoy this summer. In October her health declined sharply. Her son, Michael, had come from California to stay with her in spring and she very much enjoyed his company and his sense of humor. When her health failed, he worked tirelessly during her last months to help restore her comfort. She finally succumbed to an aortic aneurysm. Signe Arick was preceded in death by beloved husband, Alexander, parents, Marit and Joseph Guldseth, brother, Jennings Guldseth, and sister, Hilda Guldseth. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Alexis and Harvey Greenberg, of Seattle, and son Michael Arick of Santa Barbara. She also leaves behind her twenty-year-old cat Missy. Signe was blessed with dear friends in Montana and Seattle and Tacoma who remembered her with their calls, cards and prayers until the end. Signe's ashes will be buried in the grave of Alexander Arick at Fort Lewis Cemetery. She has asked that a memorial service also be celebrated at Gift of Grace Church on Fortieth and Meridian in Wallingford. Memorial gifts or tributes can be made to Gift of Grace. Vi elsker deg, Signe, and we miss you. A memorial will be held in the spring. The time will be announced in this paper.



Stacey Franklin

Stacey FRANKLIN Stacey, Franklin, born September 1, 1961 to Julius McKinney and Lillian Gail (formerly Wilson) McKinney, was called home to Our Lord at 1:00 p.m. on 18 February 2011 from her home in Frisco, Texas. She graduated from Girls High School and Temple University both of Philadelphia; finishing with a Bachelors degree in Nursing in 1984. She continued her journey entering the US Army Nurse Corps in 1984, being stationed in El Paso, TX. During her time in El Paso, she met and married Michael Franklin in December 31, 1985. Stacey attained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University, while on active duty. After a brief ten year career in the Army, Stacey earned a 'Doctor of Jurisprudence' Degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law in 1997 where she served as member of the "Order of The Barrister" and Class Vice president. Keeping nursing near and dear to her heart, Stacey worked as a school nurse in Europe's Department of Defense Schools system. Upon returning to the United States in 2001 she worked as an adjudicator for the Texas Workforce Commission in Dallas Texas. She later retired from service as both a manager and technical advisor for the US Department of Treasury's Internal Revenue Service Equal Employment Commission. Preceded in death by her parents, Stacey is survived by her husband, Michael, one son, Dwane McKinney and wife Shelley and granddaughter Juliana of Burleson Texas, a stepson, Kevin Franklin of Grand Prairie Texas, three brothers, Ronnie and wife Marcie, Dwane, and Darryl McKinney of Philadelphia two sisters, Julia Brannam and husband Gene, and Sandra McKinney of Philadelphia. Stacey is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews, nieces. A memorial service will be conducted at Collin Creek Baptist Church located at 1905 East Parker Road Plano Texas 75074 on Tuesday 22 February from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at 4161 Newhall Street, Philadelphia PA 19140 on Friday 25 February 2011. A Funeral Service will be conducted at Collin Creek Baptist Church located at 1905 East Parker Road Plano Texas 75074 on Saturday 5 March commencing at 11:00 a.m. Final interment will be at the Dallas National Memorial Cemetery at a date to be scheduled by the US Department of Veteran's affairs.



Stella Jacklin

The memorial service has been changed from February 28th and will now be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 7th, at Rockwood Manor, 2903 East 25th Avenue, Spokane, Washington. 



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.



Tina Renee (Baldoz) Morales

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA - It is with great sadness we announce our beautiful mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt & friend, Tina Morales was called to be with her Lord & Savior on February 19, 2011, surrounded by he 




Vera Stavig, of Anacortes, died February 22, 2011 from complications of pneumonia at the age of 92, in the presence of three generations that loved her. She was born November 18, 1918 in Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, to Croatian immigrants, Josip Kinkela of Kastav and Marija Lovric Kinkela of Grizane., Josip became a naturalized citizen in 1917 and they left two daughters, Ana and Marija in Croatia with an aunt. Mary came to the U. S. in 1925, when she was 21, to join her parents and Vera, her seven year old sister. Ana remained in Croatia they were never to meet again., The Kinkela's lived in a Croatian community in South Tacoma, and Vera had happy memories of those days. She didn't learn English until she attended kindergarten., In 1926 they were living in Friday Harbor and her sister, Mary married Tony Surina in 1927; Vera and her mother lived with them after the death of Josip in that year, and were soon joined by Mary and Tony's sons, Antone and Albert. Vera attended Friday Harbor schools, graduating with the class of 1937., Vera met Coast Guardsman, Kelly Libby in Friday Harbor and married him in 1938. Both of their daughters, Arlene and Karen, were born in Ella Dightman's house on Tucker Street. They continued to reside in Friday Harbor until Kelly was transferred to Seattle. The next decade would find them in Bellingham, Richmond, CA, Everett, WA, Charleston, SC, and Ocala, FL., After Kelly's death in Ocala in 1953, Vera worked in the local shirt factory. Having a keen eye, she was the final inspector before the shirts left the factory., Vera and her daughters remained in Ocala until 1957 when they returned to Everett and Vera married Wallace Wood, Kelly's best friend. Wally died within two years. Vera returned to the work force, once again, she was the final inspector this time at Simpson paper mill., In 1965, she married Inar (Curly) Stavig, her daughter's widowed father-in-law. They resided in Mukilteo until moving to Anacortes in 1977. Inar died in 1979., Vera was a resident of Harbor House for 25 years before moving to San Juan Rehab in 2009., She was a Mariners fan and always read the sports section of the paper first. While married to Curly, Vera loved camping in their travel trailer and became quite adept at river fishing. She wowed her daughters with her whistling rendition of Hawaiian War Chant. Evidently Vera enjoyed singing, but nobody knew until tapes were discovered, which her grandsons transferred onto CD's for family members, a real treasure., Surviving Vera are her daughters, Arlene Stavig and Karen Libby, both of Anacortes; six grandsons, Bradford, Brenton, Crane Stavig, and Bryce, Bryan, and Sidney Olson; great-grandchildren, Conner, Allison, Lena Josephine Stavig and Carson and Dryden Olson. Vera also leaves her son-in-law/stepson Charles Stavig, grandniece T. J. Surina Huffman, niece Anka Simic in Zagreb, Croatia and other family members in Croatia., Preceding Vera in death were her sisters Ana, and Mary Surina, nephews Antone and Albert, and three husbands, Kelly, Wally, and Curly., The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of San Juan Rehab and Care Center for their exceptional care of Vera during her extended stay., There will be a private burial at Saint Francis Cemetery in Friday Harbor. Memorials in Vera's name may be made to the San Juan Preservation Trust, PO Box 327, Lopez Island, WA, 98261., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Vera, please sign the online guest register at



Vance Gere Jr.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

Vance Gere Jr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on February 3, 2011. He was born May 15, 1936, in Ravinia, SD. Vance grew up in Wenatchee and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1954. As a young man, he worked for the family grocery business, which prepared him for a career that included being a store Manager for Fred Meyer and 20 years as a Salesman/Driver for Pepsi Cola.



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.




Wayne Jinks Wayne Jinks born 08/13/64 in Napa, California, passed away 02/22/11. Survived by son Carl Jinks of Prescott, Arizona; father William Jinks, Jr., Litchfield, California; mother Sandra Grunezner, Tacoma, Washington; sister, Colette Wagner, Meridian, Idaho; brother Carl Jinks Litchfield, California. See full obituary at



Warner Edward "Doc" Leonard

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William Brown Hatfield

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



William and Doris Jean Rasmussen

William (Bill) and Doris Jean (Deege) RASMUSSEN Bill was born 4/6/21 in Seattle WA. and passed away on 2/16/2011. He graduated from Queen Anne High School (he could recite their school song) and then went on to earn a degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington. He served in World War II as a Warrant Officer for 4 years. Deege was born 9/14/1923 in Duluth MN. and passed away on 12/19/2009. She moved around alot until her high school years when her family settled in Seattle. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and went on to earn a degree at the University of Washington. Bill and Deege married in the 50's and moved to Bellevue WA. where they raised their family. Bill ran his own construction company in the Seattle area for many years. Deege worked for Friedlander's for many years and at the age of 50 became a model. Once they retired, they became snowbirds going back and forth to Laguna Beach CA. In 2004, they moved from the home Bill built in Woodridge to Laguna Woods CA. They both loved the Huskies and were season ticket holders for well over 50 years. They loved life and enjoyed travelling and visiting friends. Every year they would go to Mexico where they enjoyed soaking up all the sun. They enjoyed the horse races in Santa Anna as well. In 2008, they returned to WA and moved to Evergreen Place in Renton WA. They loved the community there and made many friends. They are survived by their two children Jan (Greg) Still of Bellevue WA and Howard (Debbie) Rasmussen of Edgewood WA. They also have three grandchildren that they adored Christopher (Dodi) Still of Maple Valley WA and Tyler and Julia Rasmussen of Edgewood WA. Bill is survived by his sister Esther (Chuck) Miller of Sedona AZ, Gordon (Susan) Rasmussen of Mercer Island WA and Tom Rasmussen of Kent WA. A joint service will be held for them at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent on Monday Feb. 28 at 10 AM. If you plan on attending, please arrive at least 15 minutes early. A celebration of their lives will follow. You can sign their online guest book at Barton Family funeral home. In lieu of flowers, you can send a donation to Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland. Mom and Dad-We love you both dearly and please know that you are missed.

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