Sunday, February 27, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/27/2011



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Adolph "Ed" Steinmasel

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM

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



Alan Patrick Meyer

Heaven got a little brighter this Valentine's Day as Pat Meyer left this world to be with his parents again. They brought him into this world in 1946 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and into this Country in 1953. He grew up in and around Seattle, WA before moving to Everett. Pat graduated from EHS and attended ECC until given the opportunity to serve in the, during the Vietnam era. After two years there, he began a career in the Transportation Industry that was to last 43 years until his death. Just before entering into that career, he sold a pair of shoes to Vivian (Viki) Elaine Eaton, and proposed five days later. They married after three months and began a wonderful journey together that took them all around the world and started two Moving Companies, Quality Moving Systems, in Bellevue, WA, in 1988 and Viking Moving Services, Inc., in Anacortes, WA, in 2003. Pat served in the, in Bellevue and was on the Board of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce for three years., He loved fishing and golf, and made many deep and lasting friendships doing both. Pat also loved to garden, read and cruise the world. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his kindness in dealing with others and his gentle, loving nature., Pat is survived by his wife, Viki; daughter, Amy Meyer; brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Kathy Meyer; and sister and brother-in-law, Lyn and John Kilian., Memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer (, ); Pasado's Safe Haven; the Summit Assistance Dogs; the Cat's Meow; and Wolf Hollow Rehabilitation Center., A Celebration of Life gathering is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., March 5, 2011 at the Croatian Cultural Center in Anacortes., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Pat, please sign the online guest register at



Albert Ray Malsom

Al went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2011 surrounded by his family. He was born and raised on a farm in Onaka, S.D. the son of Jacob and Margaret Malsom. He started playing the accordion at the age of 13 and continued entertaining until COPD forced him to stop in 2008. Al married Frieda Fischer in 1948 and they had five boys. He worked as a salesman for Armour Foods from 1947-1976 spending most weekends entertaining with one of his many bands. Al was honored to entertain and enjoyed playing his accordion across the Western States. Al was Sales Manager for Bonanza Meats from 1976-1983, and then started his own meat brokerage business, retiring in 1990. Al and Frieda were snow birds as Al entertained family and friends from Spokane to Yuma until 1999 when they moved full time to Yuma, AZ. In December of 2010 Al and Frieda moved back to Spokane to be near family and friends. Al is survived by his wife Frieda of 62 years; his five boys, Dennis and Peggy of Gold Canyon, AZ; David and Trina of Oakdale, CA; Dick and Marsha of Spokane; Dale and Karen of Spokane; and Neal of Scottsdale, AZ; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and extended family. We will always remember his passion for family, music and entertaining. The celebration of Al's life will be held at Assumption Catholic Church 3624 W. Indian Trail Road, with a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Thursday March 3, 2011 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Friday March 4, 2011. Please sign Al's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Allan C. Gardner

Allan C. Gardner, 73, a resident of Everett for over 50 years, passed away on February 22, 2011., Allan was born September 24, 1937 and grew up at the Pride of Sunnyside Egg Ranch run by his parents, Alice and Clem Gardner, in Lake Stevens, WA. Allan graduated from Lake Stevens High in 1954. Allan worked for Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company in Seattle for 31 years where he made many lifelong friends. Allan made many friends as an avid bowler in leagues at Evergreen, Glacier and Tyee Lanes. Allan enjoyed spending much of his life playing golf with his family, friends and co-workers., Allan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Waleene; his children, son, Mark Gardner, of Lake Stevens; daughter, Michele and Jay Hood, of Arlington, WA; and daughter, Marcy and Rick Fetherston, of Lake Stevens; and grandchildren, Phillip and Shane Gardner, Tyler, Riley and Haley Hood and Casey, Hannah and Tatum Fetherston. Allan also leaves his sister, Marilee and Rick Payne, of Chicago, IL; and sister, Suanne and Jim Streby, of Snohomish, WA., Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2011 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Avenue NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258., Arrangements are being made by Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett.



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.




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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 ..... 



Betty June Olstad

Betty Olstad passed away from natural causes. She was born in Brainerd, MN to Warner and Etta Cain., Betty loved her family and looked forward to events that brought them all together. She found great pleasure in planning and participating in the Grama's Tournaments. She enjoyed dancing and playing instruments., Betty is survived by her daughter, Tammy Cross; and sons, Timothy and Tracey; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred and John, Robert (Claudia) Beebe, Yancy Beebe; and three brothers and two sisters., A viewing will be held on Fri., March 4, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with a funeral service to follow on Sat., March 5 at at 12:30 p.m., Please sign the Guest Book at



Beverly J. Noble

Beverly passed away on February 22, 2011. She was born August 14, 1925 in Spokane, WA to Frederick and Elva Cecile Hubbell. Beverly graduated from North Central High School in 1943, attended the University of Idaho and worked at the Naval Supply Yard in the Spokane Valley for a short time. On December 27, 1946 she married Francis R. Noble, Jr. in Spokane, where they lived and raised their family. Beverly enjoyed many activities including a lifelong passion for bridge, gardening, working in her precinct on election days, and attending plays and symphony concerts. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Frederick and Elva Cecile Hubbell, husband Frank Noble (2003), sister Jane Moe, and brother Fred T. Hubbell, Jr. She is survived by her son David R. Noble and spouse Lea, daughter Susan N. Murtaugh, sister Helen Duchow, and grandson David R. Noble, Jr. plus several cousins and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. The family would also like to thank Bev's caregiver Alicia Kirk for the wonderful care she provided. Visitation and viewing will be held Tuesday, March 1, 10am-5pm at Heritage. Funeral Service will be held 1pm Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Heritage Chapel with interment following at Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, P. O. Box 2923, Spokane, WA 99202 1-800-579-0088 or a charity of your choice.



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.



Blanche E. Rasmussen

Blanche E. Rasmussen of Snohomish WA, 88, passed away on February 18, 2011, in Eugene OR., Blanche was born January 26, 1923 in Manitoba, Canada., Blanche was married for 69 years to Dick T. Rasmussen., Blanche is survived by her husband, Dick; son, Richard and his wife, Judy; daughter, Carol and her husband, Harv; her five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; who will deeply miss her presence., Services will be held at a later date.



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




Clarence Michael Allen "Mike", 66, a longtime resident of Skagit Valley died at Skagit Valley Hospital on February 16, 2011. He was born in Hawthorne California on March 6, 1944, the son of Ted and Mollie (Schafer) Allen., He graduated from Sedro Woolley High School with the class of 1962., He worked as a construction laborer until he retired. Mike married Virginia LeMaster in La Conner on March 19, 1977., Survived by his wife Virginia and sons Kevin (Cynthia) of Oak Harbor, Kyle of Concrete, Bryan of Sedro Woolley and daughter Becky (Mike) Stampalia of Des Moines; grandchildren Jalen, Odin, Reese and one on the way. Also survived by 3 sisters and 3 brothers., He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister., At Mike's request cremation has taken place and no services are planned., Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.



Carl Patton Anderson

Carl Patton "Pat" ANDERSON November 8, 1930 ~ January 13, 2011 A Life of Inspiration and Achievement Eagle Scout ~ University of Missouri, BA ~ U. S. Navy - Ltjg. Anderson Furniture & Investment Co. - Corporate Treasurer Goodbody & Co. - Manager Cape Flattery Co. - President Goldman Sachs - Vice President Seattle Harbor House Condo Homeowner's Assoc. - President A Scholar and Teacher A Noble Spirit ~ Beloved Brother, Uncle and Great Uncle



Carmella G. Marksbury

On February 23rd, we lost a very special part of our world. Although small in stature, Carmie's presence and being were anything but small. Carmie was born on July 28, 1933 to Gene and MaryAnn Silano in Spokane. She graduated from Marycliff High School. Carmie met Philip Marksbury on a blind date and they were married on January 31, 1953. Growing in love and friendship, Phil and "his bride" were married 55 years, until his death on November 23, 2009. Carmie was an avid reader. Reading was a source of pleasure for her. Carmie was a people person and enjoyed working with the public. She worked for many years for Hickory Farms and later volunteered at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop. Her faith was strong and Carmie's life was dedicated to her family and her friends. If you left the house hungry it was not for her lack of trying to feed you. She was actively involved in the lives of her family members which provided her a source of great pleasure and pride. She possessed an uncommon strength as she fought her battle with cancer for over five years. She leaves behind a large extended family of friends and relatives, whom she always kept in her thoughts and prayers. Carmie was preceded in death by her parents Gene and MaryAnn, her brother Anthony, and her husband Phil. She is survived by her daughter Melodie Marksbury, grandson Joshua (Andrea) Durham, great-grandsons Porter and Holden (due 3/17); her brother John (Marge) Silano and their children and grandchildren; Michelle (Jerome) Sanders: Anthony, Vincent, Michael and Isabella; Joel (Nancy) Silano: TJ and Maddy; her sister-in-law Helen Marksbury; beloved nieces and nephews and their families Linda (Robert) Gardner, Rick (Carol) Marksbury, Donald Marksbury, Linda (Jeff) Johnson, Judy (John) Budrow, Elleen (Dave) Doyle, and Bob (Vicki) Gish. In lieu of services, Carmie will be honored with an open house at 2PM on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the family home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, 4419 N Hawthorne Street, Spokane, WA 99205., Please visit Carmie's online memorial to leave a condolence at, Arrangements entrusted to:



Carol Jeanne (Lenzie) Blanchard

Carol Jeanne (Lenzie) BLANCHARD Carol Jeanne (Lenzie) Blanchard passed away February 19, 2011 at Swedish Hospital. Born June 7, 1933 in Seattle to Carl and Dorothy Lenzie, she attended Jefferson Grade School, Madison Junior High and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1952. She met Jack Blanchard in November 1952 on a blind date and married him on May 27, 1955. She is survived by her husband Jack; son Jim of Soap Lake, WA; daughter Dodie Dahl of Burien, WA; 3 grandsons Brian Dahl, Steven Dahl and Kyle Dahl and 2 granddaughters Karyn Blanchard and Kimberly Williams; 2 great granddaughters Samantha Williams and Kaitlyn Williams; her brother Bob Lenzie and sister Patti Stambaugh, and many nieces and nephews. Carol was involved in the leadership of the West Seattle Soccer Club, the West Highline Soccer Club and the Highline Soccer Association. She traveled with her Husband on his business trips. She took her entire family on a wonderful Disney Cruise to the Caribbean. Carol and Jack built a log cabin on her family's property at Snoqualmie Pass. A memorial Service is scheduled for March 5th at 2PM at the Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home in West Seattle. In lieu of flowers it is suggested that donations be made for care of the bears at The Woodland Park Zoo.



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 Ralph Sprague

Charles Ralph Sprague, a Vancouver resident since 1949, went to be with his Lord Feb. 20, 2011. "Ralph" was born in Sutherlin, OR and later served in the, during WW II., Chuck is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Sprague; son, Peter (wife, Diana) Sprague; grandson, Todd (wife, Debbie) Sprague; great-grandson, Cole Sprague., He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sue Sprague., A memorial service will be held on Tues., March 1, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Chuck's guest book at:



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, 



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, ..... 




David Manrique, age 49, passed away February 21, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.




David Addie passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the age of 61., Ceremonial cremation services took place in Thailand on Wednesday, February 23, 2011., David's urn will be returned to his home as soon as possible. At this time there are no public memorial services scheduled., Local arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.




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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. [...]




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Donald "Don" Robert Schoon, age 77, of Everson, passed away at his home, Monday, February 21, 2011., Don was born April 19, 1933 in Germantown, Ohio to Fred and Mary (Willis) Schoon., He married the love of his life Betty Grace Nelson April of 1967 at Ft. Lewis Chapel, Ft. Lewis, WA., Don retired from the US Army at the rank of Sergeant Major after 26 and half years of service. After his military career Don worked for the State of Alaska School District in charge of Facility Management., When he wasn't working Don enjoyed Sport and Commercial fishing, golfing, playing pinochle and spending time with his family and friends. Don was always noted for his great sense of humor., He is survived by wife Betty Grace Schoon of 43 years, step children Kathryn Dempsey (Jerry) of Milwauke, WI, Bradley Jackson of Bellingham, son Rod Schoon, 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives., You may share your thoughts and memories of Don on-line at, A funeral service with Military Honors will be held Monday, February 28, 2011, 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Kern Funeral Home, 1122 South 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, WA, with Pastor Ron Buchinski officiating., Burial Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Mount Vernon, WA., Memorials may be to either the Lighthouse Mission Ministries, 910 W. Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225 or the, , 4414 Woodland Park AV N, Seattle, WA 98103., Arrangements are under the care of Sig's Alternative Funeral & Cremation Service of Bellingham.



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.



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 



Diane Jean Clark

Diane (Leffelbein) Clark of Ronald, WA, died February 18 of Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Richardton, ND July 27, 1943 and attended Bothell High graduating 1961., She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Edna Loeffelbein., She is survived by her husband, Jerry Clark; two daughters, Candance (Gaines) Mitchell and Melissa Parr; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Levi (Henry) and Carol Croddy (Gary); brothers-in-law; and numerous nephews; and nieces., A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 p.m. on March 2 at the old #3 in Ronald, WA.



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 L. Fissette

Entered into rest on February 19, 2011. He is survived by his loving companion of 16 years, Kathy Burns; his sons, Shawn (Kim) Fissette and Rocky Fissette; two grandchildren, Storm and Bonnie Fissette; his sisters, Dorothy Gepford, Judy Fissette, and Glennis Moore; his brothers, Gary and Kenny Fissette; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Dorothy Fissette; his wife, Bonnie Fissette in 1990; his brothers, Glen Ray, Eddie, Bruce, and Gordon; and by his sister, Rita. Don was born in Baraga, MI in 1942, and came to Spokane in 1961. He was employed at Bunker Hill as a laborer. In 1972, he began his own company, Blue Streak Steel, which operated all over the Northwest. He was a member of the Duke's Auto Club, and one of his passions was racing which he did on the NHRA circuit. We will miss you and love you forever!! Don has taken his last ride to the mountain. A potluck wake will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at The Venue, 6416 N. Cincinnati, Spokane, WA 99208. Any questions, please contact Shawn Fissette at 270-1569. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Don to the National Lung Cancer Partnership, 222 N. Midvale Blvd, Suite 6, Madison, WI 53705.



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 Bernice Martin

Our "Wonder Woman" passed away in Spokane on February 25, 2011. Dotty was born July 3, 1934 in French Camp, CA to Burton and Mabel Best. She grew up in California with her three brothers during the Depression. She married and had five children. As a single mom, she sometimes worked two or more jobs while raising her family. In 1976 she moved to Alaska to work with Caterpillar as a computer operations supervisor, and it was there that she met Merle Martin. In 1981, she returned to California to join the Northrop Corp. as a computer analyst. She stayed in touch with Merle and they married while he was teaching in Mississippi. They eventually returned to California where they lived until Merle retired in 2004 and they moved to Spokane. Dotty loved reading, puzzles and crocheting. She invented a coupon management system and was included in the 1990 edition of "Who's Who of American Inventors". She is survived by her husband Merle; bother Howard; her five children; Merle's four children; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will have a private gathering to celebrate Dotty's life, but at her request, no service will be held., Please visit her online memorial and leave a condolence at, Arrangements entrusted to:



Dorothy E. Faasch

Faasch, Dorothy E., age 93, dear mother and grandmother, formerly of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2011, in Spokane, WA. She was born in St. Louis, MO on Jan. 5, 1918 and raised in Peoria, IL., Dorothy was married in 1941 and moved to the West Coast with her husband, Larry, a Lutheran minister. She served with him in parishes in California and Washington until they retired., Dorothy is survived by daughters, Carol Jones, Gloria (Gary) Miniszewski, June (David) Faasch, Connie (Garry) Morgan, and Cathie (Noel) Wescombe; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; sister, Norma Luebke; and brother, Richard Wukasch., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Lawrence, in 1992; also sisters, Lois and Florence., A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sat., March 12, at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St., Vancouver, WA 98661. There will be a private internment., Memorials may be directed to Memorial Lutheran Church., Please share your condolences at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, or



Dorothy Rose Clemetson

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

March 16, 1928 – Feb. 19, 2011




Elizabeth (Betty) P. Hug 5-4-1917 ~ 2/23/2011 Beloved mother, loving wife, cherished grandmother & friend to many. She was a longtime parish member of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Married 64 years to Warren Hug whom preceded her in death. Wonderful mother & grandmother. Known to many as "Momma Hug." She is survived by her son Dennis, and grandsons Ryan, Corey and Justin. A private family service was held. Please leave online condolences at




Erma Lenore Rita Slakey Erma Slakey, 82, of Graham, WA, passed away February 20, 2011 at home with her loving family after a short bout with cancer. Erma was born January 30, 1929 in Bottineau, ND. Erma was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Elizabeth Poole, and is survived by her husband Richard Slakey, daughters Susan (Sam), Annie (Steven), step-daughter Debi (Bob), and Donna (Allan), her step-son Jim (Jackie), 23 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Erma spent a number of years as a seamstress, and enjoyed hobbies such as sewing, knitting, gardening, and reading. A memorial service will be held Wed., March 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Weeks' Dryer Mortuary, 220 134th St. S., Parkland, WA 98444. A reception will follow in the Garden Room. Please sign Erma's memorial guest book at



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 D. "Eddie" Brodahl

Edward D. Brodahl, 76, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 24, 2011. He was born in Van Hook, ND to Albert and Mina Brodahl. Eddie graduated from Vancouver High School in the class of 1952., He served in the U. S. Navy during the, Eddie worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years., He loved his family, friends and being outdoors., Eddie is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Anna Keller; sons, Mikkel and James Brodahl; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild., Special thanks to the caregivers at Stonebridge Memory Care., A graveside service will be held on Tue., March 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial donations may be sent to Southwest Hospice., Please sign Eddie's guest book at:



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 



Elke Barbara Tribble

Elke Tribble died of natural causes on the morning of February 20. She is survived by her children, John and Michelle; her beloved grandchildren, Samantha and Monty; and many wonderful friends., Elke worked for G.T.E. and Verizon for 34 years. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett.



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".



Ervine A. Brown

Ervine Brown, 88, passed away February 12, 2011 at her home in Arlington, Washington following a short illness., Ervine was born in Vancouver, BC and spent most of her youth in the Washington County, Oregon area., She was an accomplished seamstress, teaching classes for Oregon State Extension Units. She received her BA degree from Oregon State University. She later went to work in the telephone industry, becoming a pioneer for women in the engineering department. She moved to Mukilteo, Washington in 1979., She loved to travel, with numerous trips as far Hong Kong, Tahiti and the Caribbean., She is survived by her son, Jay Brown, of St. Petersburg, Florida; daughter, Judy Luczak, of Rainier, Washington; three grandchildren, Heidi, Von and Kim; and four great grandchildren., As per her request, there will be no services., Donations may be made in her name to the Snohomish County Hospice.



Estella Jean Bennett

Estella Jean BENNETT Estella Jean Bennett, born July 30, 1922 in Mapleton, Minnesota, returned home to be with our Father on February 18, 2011 in Shoreline. Estella was proud to be a part of the honored group of women called 'Rosie the Riveter' who helped build the airplanes that helped win WW11. She earned an Arts degree at the U of W and could take a pencil to paper or brush to canvas and easily create a thing of beauty. She had enjoyed working at the King Dome & Washington State Conven tion & Trade Center but was forced to retire at the age of 82 after suffer ing a stroke. Two of her greatest joys were family & fishing. We love you Mom, you will always be in our hearts. Survived by her children, Linda (Clarence) Devela, Melody (Robert) Henderson, Wade (Judy) Bennett, Gayla (Lyndon) Capon, Lance Bennett, Thomas (Tamara) Bennett; 14 grand-children and 6 great-grand-children. Preceded in death by her loving husband Milton Bennett and wonderful grandson Clarence Devela Jr. Graveside Service will be at 11:15am, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Tahoma National (Veterans) Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. Arrangements, Beck's Funeral Home, Edmonds, (425) 771-1234. Share memories with family at



Evelyn Doris Coffield

Evelyn Doris Coffield, 72, passed away on Feb. 13, 2011 from Diabetes at the Alderwood Convalescent Center in Bellingham, WA. Evelyn was born in Bellingham, WA to Fred and Doris Maneval on Aug. 25, 1938. She is survived by her children Donald Coffield of Oroville, CA, Lisa Brown of Bellingham, WA, Fred Coffield of Soldotna, AK, Michelle Coffield of Soldotna, AK, Tereasa Funke of Smyrna, GA, and Jack Coffield of Chilliwack BC, Canada. She is also survived by her sister, Carolyn Hadley of Ferndale, WA. In addition to her children she is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents Fred Maneval and Doris Maneval. She was also preceded in death by her two children James Norman Coffield and Michael Eldon Coffield. She grew up on a small farm in Lynden, WA and attended high school in Lynden, WA. Evelyn came to Fairbanks, AK in 1956 with her husband Truman and started raising a family. Three children came along while living in Fairbanks. Then the family moved to Anchorage just in time for the 1964 earthquake and five more children rumbled in behind it! After divorcing in 1976 she went to work for Providence Hospital and Westward Hilton Hotel. She then moved to Soldotna, AK where she worked odd jobs, made many friends, and spent time with her children and could always be found drinking coffee at Sourdough Sal's. Evelyn moved on to Kotzebue working for the city cooking meals for prisoners in its jail. She then moved back to Soldotna until 1989. Evelyn permanently left Alaska to travel many places including Florida, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. She finally settled in Bellingham, WA for the remainder of her life. While in Bellingham she worked as an in-home healthcare provider, splitting her time between clients, children, and grandchildren. Mom never lost her love for Alaska, but lost her ability to travel after suffering a stroke in the late 1990s. Some of her pastimes were singing, playing the piano, baking, sewing and knitting. She was an accomplished artist particularly with scrimshaw and free-style drawing a painting. She was best known for her mischievous sense of humor. She was a loving mother and a dear friend. She will be greatly missed.



Florence Ingram Cunningham

Florence Ingram CUNNINGHAM Was born on April 26, 1918 in The Dalles, Oregon, and died in Seattle, Washington on February 24, 2011 at the age of 92. She grew up Colfax, Washington, and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a teaching degree. In 1949, she came to Kent, Washington to teach, where she met and married Norwood Cunningham on Feb 3, 1950. Norwood died in August, 1979. Florence put roots down in Kent. She lived in Kent for 57 years, in a house built by Larry Clements and Norwood. Florence is survived by her family, Joel and Amy Cunningham; Brian and his fiance Katie Cogan; her two grandchildren, Erin and Rad Cunningham, and one great grandchild, Zack Volpi. Florence loved her cousin, Mary Henry, who predeceased her, like a sister. She considered the whole Henry clan to be family. Florence loved her family and her family loved her. Our best times were sitting around the dinner table at her home in Kent, eating the feel-good meals she cooked. Florence did, however, require conversation at the dinner table along with proper manners. The streets of N. Alvord and Hilltop were a true neighborhood, and Florence made life-long friends there. Florence had too many wonderful friends to list here, but you know who you are. Bless you all for all you did for our mom. Florence loved books. She gave countless book reviews in the Kent Valley, and cherished her book club. But her great love was for the writings of PG Wodehouse, a british author of many books, plays, and musicals. She loved Wodehouse because he wrote wrote witty, cheerful books. She belonged to the PG Wodehouse Society, and became its international president. She had many Wodehouse friends. In July, 1989, she led a delegation of Wodehousians to London to try to have Mr. Wodehouse buried in Poet's Corner. Florence became good friends with Father Gretz and Father Frank of the St. James Episcopal Church in Kent. Along with Father Frank, she started and was the head mistress of the St. James school. After she retired, she wrote articles anonymously under the pseudonym "The Ladybug." Two words best describe Florence: elegance and cheerfulness. She lived as if the old saying "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" was the 11th commandment. She believed there was good in everyone, and it was our job to find it. Mom taught us that we have an obligation in life to leave the world a better place than we found it. You did that, mom. Funeral Services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church of Kent, 24447 - 94th Ave. S., Kent, Washington at noon on Friday, March 4, 2011. Visitation will be held from 11am to 12pm before services also to be held at St james Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent, WA. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the St. James Episcopal Church of Kent, the children's playground fund. Please sign our online 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.



Frances E. Beckelhymer

Frances passed away on February 14, 2011 at the age of 91., She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; and her son, Wendell., Frances is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Burgess and Sue (Ward) Harris; seven grandchildren, Tom (Janine), Scott (Patricia), Andy, Greg, Craig, Wendy and Beth (Israel); eight great-grandchildren, Briar, Forrest, Nichalas, Jacob, Isaac, Belen, Katie and Joshua; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends who will miss her dearly., Services for Frances will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Road in Lynnwood, WA. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., A graveside service will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery., Please visit to share condolences and fond memories with Frances' family.



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 



Graham Trevor Beaven

Graham Trevor Beaven died peacefully of a cardiac event on February 17th while on vacation with his family in Hawaii. Graham was born on February 16th, 1937 to Henry Thomas Beaven and Iris Jones Beaven in Gloucester, Eng- land. He grew up in Birmingham and married the love of his life, Dorothy, in 1963., Graham and Dorothy emigrated to Canada in 1966 where their son Rich was born. Graham's career as a mechanical engineer in the aluminum industry took the family to Los Angeles, CA, Goldendale, WA, Owensboro, KY, Spokane, WA and Ghana, West Africa. He and Dorothy retired in Spokane., A true English gentleman, Graham was an honorable and loyal man who loved people and would do anything to help a family member or friend. His friends appreciated his subtle sense of humor and his sense of adventure-"often telling stories from scuba diving, sailing and business trips abroad., A gifted engineer and builder who could fix anything, Graham once built a car and drove it around France with friends while still in high school. He also built an addition on the family's home in Goldendale., He was a passionate tennis player and fan, never missing an opportunity to play a game with his friends or watch a championship with Dorothy. A sailor at heart, Graham fulfilled a lifelong dream and spent some happy years on his sailboat on Lake Coeur d' Alene., Above all else, he was a loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandpa to Dorothy, Rich, Michelle and Cadan. We will miss him daily and are grateful to have had his love and devotion., A celebration of Graham's life will be held on Friday, March 4th at 2PM at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the charities Graham supported: The Union Gospel Mission in Spokane,, or Meals on Wheels.



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



Harold Leroy Chapman

Hal passed away at age 93 in Spokane, WA on 23 February 2011. He was born in Faith, SD, on 17 November 1917 to Ernest Milton Chapman and Bertha May Hamley. In 1937 Hal graduated from high school in McLaughlin, SD. He worked for a long time as a driver for a doctor who treated the Lakota Sioux Indians of the Standing Rock Reservation. His family then moved west. After registering for the Draft in 1942, Hal went to work for Boeing in Seattle where he built B17s. From March 1943 to 1946 Hal served with the, Air Force. He was stationed in India on ground crew for B24s and B17s. After, , Hal studied to be an electrician on the GI bill and worked for Leo's Photography Studio in the Spokane Valley. Hal married Nellye "Nell" Esther Unterseher 4 February 1950 in Spokane, WA. He worked for the Crescent Dept. Store, Kaiser Aluminum, The Ainsley Box Factory, The Spokane Medical Building and retired in 1981 from the Central Valley School District. Throughout their married life Hal and Nell enjoyed several family homes, collecting antiques and managing estate sales. In his later years Hal continued to have a passion for reading history, woodworking and constructing Dutch windmill bird houses for family and friends. He will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness, and great sense of humor. Hal was a friend to all who met him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Nell; three daughters, Linda S. Chapman, Heidi J. Krummel (John), Wendy K. Wilhelm; son Steven J. Chapman and grandchildren Nick E. and Heather K. Wilhelm. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Carrie M. Jewett, her husband George and son-in-law Michael Wilhelm. At Harold's request there will be no memorial service. Interment with military honors will take place at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a fund for Nick and Heather Wilhelm. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Harvard Park Retirement Home and the Veteran's Administration Hospice Center for their kindness and loving care.



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 ..... 



Hazel Anderson

Hazel Anderson passed away at the age of 85. She was born to Herman and Clara Breitsprecher. Hazel retired from the telephone company as an operator after 20 years of service. She loved to play pinochle with her friends, family vacations, and holidays. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Varel, and brothers Roy, Junior and Rex. She is survived by her brothers Mel and John, son Jack (Claudia) Bryan, daughters Carrie (Terry) McAleer, Deborah (David) Rubens, and grandchildren Cami (Chad) Daniels, Brandon (Jodi) Homes, and three great-grandchildren; Tyler, David and Ryan. A time of visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 1, from 11 am to 5 pm. A funeral service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 am. Hazel was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.



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 



Howard Stanley Almquist

Howard Stanley ALMQUIST Born 12/9/1910 in Seattle to John Almquist and Johanna (Teninga) Almquist. He lived in the Seattle area until he went to be with his Lord on 2/3/2011. He left behind his four children, Ted (Becky), Jon "Dick"(Patty), Mary Jo Mott (Charles), and David; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Gladys (Helstrom), and his sister Vera. He was an energetic, dedicated, and generous father who believed that "any job worth doing was worth doing well" and admonished his children to "always do your best". He started a neighborhood grocery store in Ballard in 1935, and then in 1954 also established Howie's Bestway Furnace Cleaners which is now Howie's Power Vac and Innovac. At 68 years of age he became a "construction worker" volunteering with Gladys in the Mobile Missions Assistance Program (MMAP), helping construct churches, church additions, Christian camp buildings and schools. They served with MMAP for 19 years, saying "We're not retired, just retreaded". Dad traveled extensively with our mom, who started planning their next trip as soon as she left home on the currant one. Dad would likely have preferred walking the banks of local rivers fishing for steelhead, but faithfully toured the world in mom's footsteps. He had many friends and loved telling stories and poems he had learned throughout his life. He was a faithful Christian steward and an active member of the Ballard Baptist Church for 75 years. We his children and his many friends will miss him. Please sign the on-line guest book at:




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In Memory of Norma Thompson

Monday, February 21, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



In loving memory of Alice (Bromfield) Curtis

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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.



Ivan Frederick Kraemer

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Jessie May Herrin, born in Kansas City, Kansas to Leroy C. and Louise Hontz and entered into rest in Mount Vernon, surrounded by family and friends., She was married to Cline Herrin for over 70 years., Celebration of her life will be at Trinity Baptist Church in Mount Vernon on February 27, 2011 at 11:00am., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, 16878 SR 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.



Jack L Starr

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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 Christopher Klinedinst

Lieutenant Colonel James Christopher Klinedinst, USMC Ret., passed away in Bellingham, Washington on February 10, 2011. James "Chris" Klinedinst was born in Harrisburg, PA on September 23, 1929 to James Milton Klinedinst and Jessie Mae Cecil. He graduated from John Harris High School and was a sports reporter for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Chris attended Bloomsburg State Teacher's College and Michigan State University, enlisting in the



James L. Knower

James L. Knower, age 67, died peacefully in his sleep, February 17, 2011., Survivors include his loving wife, Brenda Knower; daughter, Kesley Harris; two grandchildren, twins Aidon and Alycia; two sisters and many nieces and nephews he loved deeply., Jim served his country in the Army branch of the military and retired from the Sprinkler Trade after 34 years., Please join us in a Celebration of Life Memorial Service (casual) on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with a reception directly afterwards at Northlake Christian Church, 10929 North Road, Bothell, WA 98012. Please sign our online guest book at



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 Guthrie Beale

Jane Guthrie BEALE 1920 ~ 2011 Jane Guthrie Beale died peacefully on February 8, 2011 at the age of 90. Born on August 19, 1920 in New Albany, Indiana to Pearl and John Andrew Smith Guthrie, Jane was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a pianist and music educator. Jane married James MacArthur Beale on August 18, 1945, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage. Jim passed away on November 4, 2010. Jane attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1943. She studied at Radcliffe University, leaving her graduate work in 1945 to marry Jim, who was a composer. They met in a music class at Harvard, and enjoyed a life together in music. On a number of occasions, Jane's performances included her husband's compositions. She completed her A.M. degree in Music from Harvard University in 1960. Jane began her career at the University of Louisville, where she taught piano from 1945-48. In 1948 they moved to Seattle where Jim joined the UW School of Music faculty. Jane taught music at Helen Bush School in the early 1950's, and gave private piano lessons while her daughters were growing up. During the early 1960's, she wrote the program notes for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She also taught piano at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh (1969-70) and at Central Washington University in 1973-74. She loved to entertain, giving many dinner parties, after-concert parties, and student recitals over the years. In her 70's, Jane started a desktop publishing company for the music of northwest composers and books of her piano teaching method. Until she was 85, she continued to perform chamber music with a cellist for community groups. In 2010 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Music Teachers Association of Washington. Jane and Jim loved to travel around the United States and Europe, and took the family to live in France for a year in 1958-59. In the 1980's and 90's they spent part of each year at a home in Sun City West near Phoenix, swimming and traveling around the southwest. Jane was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jim, and by her grandson John Kavanaugh Costello. She is survived by her daughters Eleanor Harrison, Harriet Beale, Sarah Phillips; grandchildren Mary Susan Wilson, Peter Kerrick (Annie Pelletier), Beth Orler (Mark), and Bonnie Verwey; and great-grandsons James Orler and William Kerrick. A memorial service in her honor will be held on March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE. Donations in her memory may be made to the University of Washington School of Music Fund, 98195.



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.



Joane Alice Salvino

Joane was born March 27, 1920 in Amsterdam, Holland and passed away February 10, 2011 in Lynnwood, Washington. Her brothers and mother moved to the United States to join her father and sister in Seattle, Washington when she was seven years old. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Ann Walters., Joane is survived by her husband of 72 years Marcus Salvino; daughter, Nancy Salvino; nieces, Nickie Marzullo, Noreen Skagen, Dotty Prindle, Sharon Salvino; nephews, Victor, Duane and Richard Salvino., Joane had a good sense of humor, beautiful smile, her brown eyes always sparkled. She always kept the house spotless, even at 90, and in the spring she loved her flowers. Joane loved arts and crafts. She and her sister would get up at 4:00 a.m. and knit ladies coats, sweaters etc. They really had a lot of fun with their projects. Joane worked for Washington Mutual Insurance Company for 15 years as an elevator operator. Joane will be missed and loved forever., She is preceeded in death by her brothers, Peter and Jack Walters; and sister Alice Marzullo., At her request there will be no funeral. Inurnment was held at Evergreen-Washelli. Remembrances may be made in her memory to: Meals on Wheels, 8225 44th Ave W, Suite O, Mukilteo, Washington 98275 or to the Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, Washington 98005.



John F. McGrory

John was born January 21, 1928 in Medford, MA to Patrick and Bessie McGrory, the middle of five children. He passed away on February 23, 2011 in Spokane. He joined the, in 1945 and attended service schools including 52 weeks in hydrography, civil engineering and oceanography at the US Naval Hydrographic Office in Suitland, MD. He had 30 years of service in the Marines serving in, , Korea and Vietnam, plus he served in many foreign countries conducting coast and land-beach studies. He held every enlisted rank prior to making Commissioned Warrant Officer (W4) in 1968. John retired from the Marines in 1975. He is a past member of the Eagles Aerie 2 and the Military Officers Association of America (formerly The Retired Officers Association, TROA). John is survived by his wife of 30 years, Donna McGrory; daughter, Marlyavon Boos of Spokane; son, Brian Boos (Dawn) of Chandler, AZ; nephew, Thomas McGrory (Mary) of Windsor Locks, CT; niece, Robin McGrory (Wayne) of Marstons Mills, MA, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. A special thanks goes to Nancy and Lou Anne of Hospice of Spokane, Jan and Jeff and the rest of the staff at Fairwood Assisted Living and John's special friends Sibyl and Manley Fliger. Visitation for John will be from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 1st at Heritage Chapel with Funeral Services to follow at 1:00 PM.



John Leonard Adams

John Leonard ADAMS 1/5/54 ~ 10/16/01 Beloved son of Leonard and Mary Adams (both deceased) and brother of Lizbeth Anne Adams, who survives him. He is also survived by his nephew Chase Cooper. John was an extraordinary musician, a mathematician, an artist, and a poet who had a kind and gentle heart. Schizophrenia stripped him of his talents, separated him from his family, and deprived him of a home. His fate finally known, the friends and family who love him will gather to honor him in a private memorial. As my brother, John inspired, protected, and loved me. As his sister, I hope that kindness can be bent to the anonymous unfortunates among us; each of them is someone's beloved. Remembrances in memory of John may be made to Union Gospel Mission. See John's Online Guestbook at



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. 



John W. Butterfield III

John W. BUTTERFIELD III Age 88. Born July 4, 1922 in Yakima, WA. Passed away Feb. 7, 2011 in Seattle. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret. Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and worked for Boeing for 25 years. He enjoyed sailing and playing his piano. Survived by daughter Susan (Greg) Kromholtz and son Richard Butterfield, grandchild- ren: Michael (Kim) Beauchamp, Jeremy (Jennie) Kromholtz, Ben (Lisa) Kromholtz, Natalie Kromholtz and great-grand-children: Alex, Ruby, Lily, Scarlett, Gracie, Annabel, and Dorian. No services at his request.



Joyce Berry

Joyce Nelson Berry, 81 years old, peacefully passed away on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. She was born on Nov. 20, 1929 in Charleston, SC to Cecil and Mae (Patterson) Nelson., A 58-year Washougal, WA resident, Joyce enjoyed coin collecting, casino trips, estate sales and cooking., She will be remembered most for her love she had for her friends and family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Earl) Crandall of Camas, WA, Janet Berry of Florida and Wanda (Ken) Handley of Washougal; sons, Merle Berry of Washougal and Kenneth (Debbi) Berry of Carson, WA; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert Berry, in 2007., There will be a graveside service for Joyce on Tues., March 1st at 12:00 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. Viewing will be held on Mon., Feb. 28th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home, 410 NE Garfield St., Camas, WA 98607., Memorials in Joyce's honor may be sent to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804., Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



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.




Katherine J. Beebe, age 78, born July 2, 1932; died February 19, 2011 after a long battle with cancer., Born and lived most of her life in Seattle, she moved to La Conner 12 years ago. Raised in foster care from age 2, she overcame many obstacles on life's journey., Because of her wonderful intellect, her love of learning and her sheer determination, she graduated the, in 1967 with a degree in English Literature. She was passionate about her friends, her pets, poetry, politics, and nature., She loved to read, run, bike and hike the Cascades. Along the way, she created her own "family" of friends, including her Godson, Lee., Always the champion of the underdog, she chose to work with abused children, drug addicts and convicted felons in her many careers. A favorite poem by Emily Dickinson befits her:, "This is my letter to the World, That never wrote to Me-, The simple News that Nature told-, With Tender Majesty., Her message is committed, To hands I cannot see-, For love of Her - Sweet - countrymen, Judge tenderly - of Me", Farewell, dear friend. You are in God's pocket now. Remembrances can be sent to Meals on Wheels, 309 3rd St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, P.O. Box 3590, Arlington, WA 98223.



Karl Steven Quentin Sawatzki

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

1956 – 2008



Katherine G. Sinclair

Katherine G. Sinclair, or "Kathy", as she liked to be called, passed away on Feb. 22, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born to Anastasia and George Chinakos in Camas, WA where she lived her whole life., Kathy was married to Glen Sinclair, former chief of police in Camas, who passed away in 1991., Kathy loved to cook and was very involved with the Camas Senior Citizens organization and was a member of the board. She also loved to go on bus trips with other seniors., Kathy is survived by her son, Michael D.; daughter-in-law, Sharon; grandson, Michael G.; and great-grandchildren, Charlie and Allison., A funeral service will be held on Wed., March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Straub's Funeral Home, 325 NE 3rd Ave., Camas, WA. Burial will be private at the Rose City Cemetery in Portland., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



Katherine J. Beebe

Katherine J. BEEBE Age 78. Born July 2, 1932; died February 19, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Born and lived most of her life in Seattle, she moved to LaConner, WA twelve years ago. Raised in foster care from age 2, she overcame many obstacles on life's journey. Because of her wonderful intellect, her love of learning and her sheer determination, she graduated the University of Washington in 1967 with a degree in English Literature. She was passionate about her friends, her pets, poetry, politics, and nature. She loved to read, run, bike and hike the Cascades. Along the way, she created her own "family" of friends, including her Godson, Lee. Always the champion of the underdog, she chose to work with abused children, drug addicts and convicted felons in her many careers. A favorite poem by Emily Dickenson befits her: "This is my letter to the World That never wrote to Me- The simple News that Nature told- With Tender Majesty. Her message is committed To Hands I cannot see- For love of Her - Sweet - countrymen Judge tenderly - of Me" Farewell, dear friend. You are in God's pocket now. Rememberances can be sent to Meals on Wheels, 309 So. 3rd St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, P.O. Box 3590, Arlington, WA 98223.



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 



Kevin P. Mulvey

Passed away February 18, 2011, in Monterey, CA. He was born September 11, 1957, in Los Angeles, CA, the son of Jack and Irene (Hovet) Mulvey. Kevin was married to his wife, Lillian (Garibay), and they enjoyed 22 years of marriage. He was dearly loved by so many and will be missed., Kevin is survived by his wife; daughters, Keli and Sabrina; brothers, Dennis (Luci), Tim (Linda), John Mulvey; sisters, Penny (Sal) Collura, Kathy (Doug) Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews., Kevin was preceded in death by his son, Cory; his parents; and brothers, Michael and Patrick., The memorial service will be on March 5, 2011, at the N. County Christian Center, 11299 Poole St., Castroville, CA 95012.



Kimberly Lynn Buergel

Born April 25, 1961, in Spokane, Washington. She passed away on February 15, 2011 while vacationing in Kauai, Hawaii. Kim is survived by her parents Larry and Darlene Buergel of Rosalia, Washington; sister Kelly; brother Mike;, nieces Contessa and Ashley; and partner Patty Hanson. Kim loved basketball, riding her motorcycle, gardening, sturgeon fishing, and hanging out at home with her turtles., At her request no service will be held. A gathering to celebrate Kim's life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Rosalia Fire Department or Rosalia Ambulance Association, 607 S. Whitman Street, Rosalia, WA 99170.



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.



Konnie Wirkkunen Rellis Chacon

Konnie Wirkkunen Rellis Chacon died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at her home in Wildomar, CA. She was born in Astoria, Oregon to Ruban and Betty (Pursley) Wirkkunen December 29, 1956. she was the fourth of four children., She is preceded in death by her father Ruban Wirkkunen., Konnie is survived by her husband, George Chacon, Wildomar, CA; mother, Betty Wirkkunen, Arlington, WA; son, Jayson Rellis; brothers, David Pursley, Olympia, WA, Richard Pursley, Tillamook, OR; sister, Rebecca Bachart, Arlington, WA; and aunt, Eileen Thompson, Astoria, OR. She is greatly missed., Services will be held in Wildomar, CA.



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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Larry Leroy Krogh

Larry Leroy Krogh, age 74 of Bellingham WA, passed away Monday February 21, 2011. He was born March 25, 1936 in Iowa to Norman and Marie (Nielson) Krogh, and had been a lifetime Whatcom County resident. He married Roberta Osborn on March 1, 1958. She passed away at home on November 12, 1998. Mr. Krogh enjoyed the outdoors and working. He loved his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers Leonard Krogh, Lee Krogh and sister Penny Greene Larry is survived by his children Larry Krogh, Lenette May, Leila Schoonover, Richard Krogh, Jody Krogh, Tim Krogh; his brothers & sisters Butch Krogh, Lynn Krogh, Nancy Burkowitz; many grandchildren; and great grandson. At Mr. Krogh's request, there will be no services. You may share your thoughts and memories of Larry in the online memorial guest book at



Laura Davidheiser

Laura DAVIDHEISER Laura Davidheiser took flight on February 17, 2011 leaving this world more beautiful than she found it on the day of her birth in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 21, 1961. She would say that her greatest accomplishment was her marriage of 25 years to her true love, Roger Davidheiser, and the way that they raised their two amazing sons, Eric (20) and Gregor (18). Her hundreds of friends and admirers would agree, but would testify to so much more of what her life and legacy meant. Laura grew up in Seattle, Washington where she attended Forest Ridge Sacred Heart graduating from Roosevelt High School. She attended Skidmore College and graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Art History. From the moment she could hold a pencil, Laura began making the world more beautiful with her artwork. She had a way of seeing loveliness in the environment and people around her that often escaped others. Laura held many administrative positions for nonprofit organizations including the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and the Northwest Girlchoir. She retired after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. On July 12, 1998, Laura received a lung transplant at the University of Washington Medical Center. This miracle "rebirth day" gave her twelve more years of life. Laura was an accomplished artist. Her monoprints, containing a common theme of flight, were selected for numerous international, regional and select juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Her commissioned work hangs in Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland and Franciscan Hospice in University Place. Laura's greatest work of art is her boys. She threw herself into supporting their development and passions, especially the game of lacrosse. Through hundreds of hours of work, she was instrumental in turning the Vashon Island Lacrosse Club into the thriving, renowned program that it is today. Laura put great energy into her friendships. She never complained of her illness and never used it as an excuse to shy away from responsibilities and commitments to others. Upon her flight, Laura would want you to know there is vast beauty and freedom to be found beyond the restraints of our bodies. She is free, she is at peace, she is flying. Laura is survived by her husband Roger Davidheiser and sons Eric and Gregor of Vashon Island, Washington. Her mother and father, Don and Betty Olson, of Vashon Island. Her sister Lucy Gilmore and her husband Mark and nephews Keegan and Kyle of Brewster, Massachusetts. Her youngest sister Mary Kay Rauma and her husband David and nephew Jeff and niece Genevieve of Vashon Island. Laura's Celebration of Life will take place at the Vashon United Methodist Church on March 10th at 2 pm. Remembrances may be made "In Memory of Laura Davidheiser" to further the research of Neuromyelitis Optica through The Guthy-Jackson Research Foundation at or in Laura's name to Vashon Allied Arts at



Lavonna Marie Shotwell

LaVonna Marie Shotwell peacefully passed away on Mon., Feb. 7, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was born on June 13, 1924 in Orchards, WA to James and Olive Krout. LaVonna was 86 years old and a lifetime resident., In her early years she played women's fast pitch softball and in 1950 was named Clark Co. top female athlete. LaVonna raised five children and worked as a Vancouver School District bus diver until retirement at 65., She enjoyed life through softball, music, dancing, gardening, travel, playing cards and was an avid Blazers fan., LaVonna is survived by her loving children, David (Barbara) Shotwell of Seattle, WA, Steven (Marcia) Shotwell of Selah, WA, Ken (Matt) Shotwell of Vancouver, KayCee (Jerry) Coday of Vancouver, and Kamee (Darrel) Williams of Vancouver; brothers, Clell Krout of Yreka, CA and Wayne (Anne) Krout of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, David, of 32 years in 1973., A celebration of LaVonna's life will be held on Sat., March 5, 2011 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Hostess House, 1007 N.E. 6th, Vancouver, WA. Flowers maybe ordered via the Hostess House or a donation can be made to the Portland, Please sign LaVonna's guest book at:



Leo Bassett Baird

Leo Bassett Baird, 89, passed away February 17, 2011 in Elko, Nevada., A visitation time will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, WA. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 4, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, State Route 530 and Arlington Heights Road, Arlington, WA.



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.



Loran Luther Thompson

Loran Luther Thompson passed away February 20, 2011 in Lake Havasu City, AZ with Caroline, his wife of 50 years, holding his hand. He was born on May 17, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA. Loran grew up in Monroe, WA where he met and married the love of his life, Caroline Howell, and raised a family. He had many active interests, including a passion for the outdoors and astrophysics, and he was an accomplished entrepreneur, founding several successful businesses. In 1998, he and Caroline moved to Colville, WA and became members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Loran had many friends and his family loved him dearly., He is survived by his wife, Caroline; his children, Maria Thompson, Jim Thompson (wife, Anita), and Scott Thompson (wife, Allison); his grandchildren, Dana, Anna, Charlie, Cannon, and Campbell; and his sister, LaDonna Ramsey (husband, Stewart)., He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Viola Thompson; by his brother, Richard Hartley; and by sister, Renee Wells., A celebration of Loran's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 4 at Colville Community Church, 930 South Elm Street, Colville, WA., Remembrances in his honor may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 295 East Dominion Avenue, Colville, WA 99114; or the, , 1-800-242-8721.



Lori Lee Kimber

3/25/65 to 2/12/2011 Lori was taken upon the wings of an angel to heaven on Feb. 12th. Lori was a kind and warmhearted person who truly loved and cared for everyone in her life. She was a one in a million mother who no one will ever be able to replace. Lori loved life and enjoyed spending time with her family and watching NASCAR. Lori was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. Lori is survived by her mother Lila Johnson and father Clarence Kimber, Sisters Heather and Tammy, Brother Ryan, sister-in-law Carrie, daughters Ashley and Lexie, Son-in-law James, grandchildren AIishiah, Issabellah, Dawson, Matthew and an unborn granddaughter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on April 2nd 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Greenacres chapel. (5700 NW Drive). A memorial fund has been set up at Key Bank under Lori Kimber memorial fund to assist in final expenses.



Lyle Luellen

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

Sept. 27, 1938 - Feb. 19, 2011 




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Margaret M. "Peggy" Rose

Peggy Rose a former resident of Lake Stevens, WA, age 78, died peacefully Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Yuma, AZ., She is survived by husband, Paul Rose, of Yuma; daughters, Susan Roland (Steve), of Bellingham, WA, Mary Dennison, of Bothell, WA, David Rose (Cindy), of Edgewood, WA; grandchildren, Heidi Roland and John Roland, Shannon Jacobs (Tim), Aaron Dennison, Jennifer Jolliff (Brandon), Paul Rose; and three great- grandchildren., Peggy was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Sarah and Robert Rose and Jason Roland., A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.



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



Margerie A. Larson

Went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 22, 2011. She was born in Ogden, Utah on June 2, 1935, the youngest of 5 children. Margerie moved to Spokane with her family at a young age, where she resided for the rest of her life. She attended North Central High School where she was active on the tennis team, a sport she enjoyed most of her life. Margerie enjoyed many activities including camping, motorcycling, and deep sea fishing. She loved to play cards, particularly bridge and cribbage. Margerie is survived by her son, Gardner Elmore; daughters, Russanne Rodstrom and Colleen Stewart; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. A no host memorial luncheon will be held at the Old Country Buffet 5504 N. Division on Saturday, March 5, 2011 beginning at 3:15PM. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4305 N. Division, Spokane, WA assisting the family. Online guestbook at



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 



Meneleo M. Alcantara

Meneleo M. ALCANTARA Meneleo was born July 22, 1940 in Asingan Pangasinan, Philippines, and died February 19, 2011 in Seattle, WA. Meneleo is survived by his loving wife Lolita, sons Meneleo Jr. and his wife Elena, and Lester and his wife Michelle, 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters, and Lolita's 4 sisters, and their spouses. Visitation, Sunday, February 27th, 12-4pm, Monday, February 28th, 12-5pm, and Tuesday, March 1st, 12-5pm all at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188. Rosary Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00pm, with Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 2nd at 11:00am both at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 4201 S. Orcas St., Seattle, WA 98118. Please sign the online memorial at



Michael Anthony Besancon

Born on March 14, 1962, in Odessa, WA. Michael graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1980. His first job was working for his father at Basin Asphalt in Moses Lake. There he found his life's passion in the rock crushing phase. Throughout his rock crushing career he worked for Inland Asphalt and Central Premix of Spokane , WA., Mike married the love of his life, Shelly Stevens on May 18, 1996. They had two beautiful children, Michaela (age 13), and Steven (age 10)., He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Irene Voise; and his brother-in-law, Calvin Stevens. He leaves behind his wife, Shelly; his two children, Michaela and Steven; his loving parents, Archie and Shirley Besancon; sister Gena (Ron) Slagg of Yakima. He is also survived by his wife's family and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., He loved to camp, go boating with his family and relax in his hot tub. He was our original "Camper Dan." He was well known for his ability to build or fix anything and often said, "The only thing I can't weld is the crack of dawn and a broken heart.", Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Chattaroy Community Church, 3711 E Chattaroy Rd, Chattaroy, WA, at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to assist the family can be made at any Wells Fargo branch.



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.



Mikell Delaney

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Mildred Maxine Alloway

Maxine (Mildred) Alloway peacefully made her transition on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at around 7:00 PM, surrounded by family at her home of 31 years, in Spokane, WA. Maxine was born in Montana to Jesse and Mildred Smith and was one of seven children. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Clarence Alloway; two children, Gary Alloway and Alisa Gergawy; two step-children, Fred Alloway and Carol Miller; three grandchildren, Lauren Alloway, Brittany Alloway, and Mia Gergawy; and six siblings, Jim, Nola, Jean, Larry, Terry, and Zella. Maxine taught in both Idaho and Washington State in several different age groups but completed her over-25 year career in adult special education at Lakeland Village in Medical Lake, WA. She had a Masters in Education and was part of the all-but-dissertation club, completing all of the course work and much of the research required for her PhD in Special Education. Maxine loved nature and created a bird sanctuary in her backyard, as well as taking part in community attempts to save local wetlands. Maxine was also active in several groups; Lady Shriner (Past High Priestess), Daughters of the Nile (Past Queen), White Shrine (Past Worthy High Matron), Past President of the Masonic Temple Board, State and Local Parliamentarians, State and Local Retired Educators (Parliamentarian of the By Laws for Washington State) and Toastmasters. She was also very active at the Unity Church of Truth of Spokane, and was especially dedicated to her work in the Prayer Center. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, and put her heart into everything she did. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2:00 PM, at Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shriner's Hospital, toll-free at (800) 241-GIFT (4438), or to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202.



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 ..... 



Miriam Slagle

Miriam Slagle, 100 years old, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 16, 2011. She was born in Mabton, WA to Charles and Verna Smith and had one sister, Lucille., Miriam loved bowling and was in three bowling leagues, bowling several 200 games. She truly enjoyed the game and her friends., Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Wright; five grandchildren, Kris Ketchum, Theresa Copeland, Terry, Kevin and Kenny Geer; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Geer, who passed away eight years ago; and two grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at Vancouver First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th St. on Sat., March 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., To share your memories with the family:



Nancy Claire Haskell Black

Nancy Claire Haskell BLACK The daughter of Oliver and Clarice Haskell, Nancy was born in Seattle on Nov. 4, 1931, and grew up on Capitol Hill. The Haskell family spent the war years in Washington D.C., where her father served in the Army at the Pentagon. Active in Camp Fire Girls, Nancy got the opportunity to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of a hospital plane that the D.C. Area Council had campaigned to purchase for the U.S. troops. Returning to Seattle in 1946, Nancy attended Saint Nicholas School, graduating in 1949. She attended Wellesley College, in Boston for two years and the University of Washington for another two. In 1952, Nancy married David Statler Black. Their children are David, Andrew and Kathleen, born during the five years they resided first in Seattle and later in Washington's State Capital, Olympia. 1961 saw a move to another capital. The family lived near the Nation's Capital, WashingtonD.C. Nancy had many opportunities including being presented with a ten year award for her work as a Volunteer Docent. She served as Chairman of Docents at the National Gallery of Art in a program that provided tours for school children in the entire D.C. metropolitan area and became a tour guide at Hillwood Museum, the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, which housed extensive private collections. Nancy then co-founded National Fine Arts Associates, which developed and directed custom tours of galleries, private collections and historic properties in the D.C. area. She also served on Joan Mondale's committee to arrange speaker programs and invite prominent Democrats to participate. In 1966, the family relocated to Kansas, where Nancy became involved in historic preservation. She participated in the local arts scene and worked as a tour director planning convention programs and giving "Trolley Tours". The greatest accomplishment of her Topeka years was her involvement in helping establish the annual Topeka Railroad Days Festival, which is now professionally run and funds the renovation and use of the historic Great Overland Station in North Topeka. The Blacks returned to Seattle's Capitol Hill, where it all began and pursued their passion for family, food and cooking, photography, art, flowers and travel. Nancy's greatest joy has been the opportunity to see her family grow and mature into a loving bunch. Nancy is survived by her husband of 58 years, her 3 children, and her 4 loving grandchildren Nicholas Black and Patrick, Connor, and Carly Campbell. Family and friends agree with Nancy that "It's been a wonderful life." A service will be held in the Thomsen Chapel at Saint Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday March 3rd. The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Saint Mark's Flower Guild and/or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.



Nancy Huston Wilson

Nancy Huston Wilson, 64, passed away peacefully at Providence Health Services in Everett, WA on February 19, 2011, with her devoted friend, Todd Hendricks at her side., Nancy, who simply referred to herself as Wilson, hailed from the small town of Wellsville, Ohio. She loved the Pacific-Northwest and adopted Everett as her final home. Her stay in Everett included a nearly decade-long tenure at the Herald, where friends remember her trademark gifts of basketballs bearing the Wilson logo. Her experiences at the Herald included both the accounting and circulation administration departments., Nancy was the daughter of the late Fred and Eunice Huston. Nancy had a creative mind through which she excelled at art and music. She was an honor student at Wellsville High School where she graduated as Salutatorian in 1965. Her college education began at Wittenburg University in Springfield, OH where she joined Delta Gamma sorority and later concluded at Kent State University. In 1969, she wed Eric D. Wilson, also from Wellsville, and began her own family., Nancy is survived by her two loving sons, Jeffrey Wilson of Seattle, WA and Eric Wilson of Atlanta, GA, and her daughter-in-law Karen Cunningham Wilson. She is predeceased by her older brother, Fredrick Huston of Clarksville, TN and survived by her younger brother, Jeffrey Huston of Raleigh, NC. Nancy is survived by two sisters-in-law, Carol Frazer Huston of Nashville, TN and Leigh Seward Huston of Raleigh, NC. Douglas Huston survives as her only nephew., Nancy was an organ donor and anyone wishing to honor her memory is encouraged to support Donate the Gift of Life at



Neil G. Pettigrew

Passed away in Spokane, February 22, 2011. He was born in Vancouver BC, Canada to Jerry and Kathleen Pettigrew on August 15, 1943. He grew up in Spokane. Neil attended St. Francis of Assisi, Gonzaga Prep (Class of 1961), and received his BS from Gonzaga University in 1966 and had remained a loyal Zags fan. He then served his country for more than 28 years in the military as a member of both the Air Force and the Air National Guard. He retired as Lt. Colonel, a Commander of the 242 Communication Squadron in 1995. Neil had many passions in his life - one being sports. He played baseball for Gonzaga University where he starred as the Big Sky All-Conference 2nd Baseman. Later on, golf became a big part of his life; evident from the thousands of scorecards he kept. He also loved playing the piano, gardening, traveling, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Neil is survived by his mother, Kathleen; his four brothers, Gary, Rick, Jim, and Tom; his sons, James, Chris, and Joe; his three daughters, Colleen, Annie, and Jangmi; his grand children, Katelyn, Danielle, Courtney, Gabe, Seth, Gavin, and Landen; as well as his beloved dog, Chance. Rosary service will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at HENNESSEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 2203 N Division St, Spokane, WA, 99207 . Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30am on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at St. Patrick's Parish, 5021 N Nelson St, Spokane, WA, 99217. Military Burial will be held at 2:15pm on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the MPD Foundation in memory of Neil. This foundation supports research of Myelofibrosis. Please visit:, Visit Neil's online memorial and leave a condolence at



Norine Kent

She entered peacefully into rest February 23, 2011 at her home in Spokane, WA, surrounded in love by her family. Norine was born in Malad, Idaho on October 13, 1933 and graduated from Malad High School with the class of '51. She married James N. Kent on Dec. 1, 1951 in Malad. They were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. James and Norine started their life together in Ogden, Utah. Their life journey led them to Pocatello, Boise, and finally to Spokane where they have lived since 1963. Norine worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for 10 years and then worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office until she retired as a paralegal in 1994. Norine's family brought her great joy. She was happiest when they were all together, especially during holidays, birthdays, and Sunday gatherings. Her warm spirit and ability to love will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents George K. and Mary Jane Jones Parry; three brothers, George Wesley Parry, Daniel Lamonte (Mont) Parry, and Thomas J. Parry; three sisters and their husbands, Vadis (Hazen) Gilgen, Sara (Keith) Moss, and Ardelle (Earl) Thomas; and brother-in-law Dan Kent. She is survived by her husband James of Spokane; sister Jeanine Kent of Fielding, Utah; sister-in-law Emo Lou Parry of Malad, Idaho; five children, Jim (Jan) Kent, Belton, Texas, Lori (Howard) Kenney, Spokane, Monte (Beverly) Kent, Hillsboro, Oregon, Alan (Debra) Kent, Silverdale, WA and Jolene (Brent) Seedall, Spokane; nine grandchildren, Raymond (Katy), Michael, Karlene, Lindsey (Matthew), Kayla, Nicole (Daniel), Steven, Mark, and Kyle; twin great-granddaughters, Jamie and Chloe; many precious nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Visitation and viewing will be held the evening of Friday, March 4, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA . Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, 2112 W. Francis. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Deseret section. The family sends a sincere heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Spokane and those whose friendship and support were much appreciated during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, 99202. Guestbook 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.



Patricia Carol Perkins

Artist, Patricia Carol Perkins, died February 14 at 10:45 p.m. on her 20th Anniversary to fisherman Dexter Perkins of Startup, WA., She is survived by her children Dawn Frye, Gail Richardson, Elizabeth Shaw and Richard Perkins, all of Bremerton, WA., Memorial will be March 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain Valley Chapel, Gold Bar, WA. In lieu of flowers, send memorial gift to Mountain Valley Chapel PO Box 271, Gold Bar, WA 98251.



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Paul Holte

Paul Holte passed away on February 17, 2011. He was born in Livingston, Montana, Dec. 9, 1960. Paul attended schools in Billings and Helena, MT. He graduated from May Technical College in Billings with an AA Degree as a Certified Electronics Technician. Paul moved to Bellingham, WA and worked at several businesses repairing and trouble-shooting Pin Ball machines, video games, installing security systems, TV's, Laser Disc systems, installing juke boxes and pool tables, most recently working for Hart Novelties. Paul's sense of humor and compassion made him loved by many. Paul is survived by his mother Marjorie Burkitt and stepdad Bill, of Bellingham, his father Duane and stepmom Sarah Holte of Billings, one brother Steven Holte, wife Paula, nephew Jacoby, nieces Ivanna and Betsy; aunts, uncles and cousins in Montana and North Dakota. Paul was preceded in death by his brother Mark. Paul's mother taught him to work with stained glass and together they created stained glass windows for Faith Lutheran Church, Bellingham, Trinity Lutheran, Culbertson, MT. and windows for Burkitt's home. He was a man of many talents and if you needed your oil changed or help in building a gazebo and deck, Paul was there to help. Paul enjoyed garage sales, sports, hunting and fishing, martial arts, golf, bowling, motorcycling and "hydroponic" gardening . Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Scholarship Fund. You may share your thoughts and memories of Paul in the online memorial guest book at



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.



Phillip Lee Emerson

Phillip Lee Emerson was born February 7, 1931 in Wilbur, Washington to Guy Benjamin and Bertha Lee (Walling) Emerson. He died of heart failure related to leukemia at 80 years of age on February 19th, 2011, in Davenport, WA. Mr. Emerson had lived for the last 15 years near to Fruitland, Washington, close to his earliest childhood home., Phillip served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1958, as a radioman stationed in Germany with the 6912th Radio Squadron Mobile. He maintained an amateur radio license and was an avid hobbyist. He enjoyed playing music with family, talking about old times, and reading a wide variety of literature., Phillip was married to Susan Vince on March 1, 1968 in Rome, Italy, with whom he had three children. Susan Vince preceded him in death in 1998, as did his oldest son, Paul Raymond in 2004. Phillip L. Emerson is survived by his youngest sons, Lawrence Dylan and Phillip Haden Emerson, and by two grandchildren., Phillip received a Bachelor of Arts and Doctoral degrees, both in psychology, from Washington State University, in Pullman. Dr. Emerson was a professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, in Cleveland, Ohio, for most of his career, until 1995. His research interests were in statistical models in the study of perception. He was pleased to retire in order to return to be with his childhood friends and family near to the Na-bor-lee campground, close to Fruitland. "Joe", as he was known by family and friends, was famous for his dry sense of humor and will be dearly missed., There will be a memorial service for Phillip L. Emerson on Saturday, March 5th, 2011, in Fruitland, WA, at the "Enterprise Grange Hall", at 11 am.



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



Priscilla K. Upham

Priscilla "Sis" K. Upham, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 8, 2011. She was born on July 30, 1941 in Illinois., Sis was a housewife and had a daycare center for many years. After retirement, she and Bob moved to Ocean Park, WA. After Bob passed away, Sis moved back to Vancouver where she currently lived., Sis is survived by her two children, Toni Bond and Jeff Upham; two grandchildren; her sister, Mrs. Richard Kendall of Vancouver, WA; brother, Jonathan Reeser of Washougal, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Upham; her parents, William and Bernita Reeser; sister, Judy Gillespie; and brother, William K. Reeser., No memorial services are planned at this time., Please sign Priscilla's guest book at:



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.




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Richard G. Buchonis June 3, 1936~February 18, 2011 Of Eatonville, WA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 18, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 25 years, 3 children, Richard D. Buchonis, Tammy Walz and Diana Wandler, and a sister Judith DeRoo. He has 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, many other family members, and a family of friends that he made wherever he went. There will be a Celebration of Life for Richard on March 12th at 5:00 PM at The Church at Cedar Springs 13314 224th St E, Graham, WA 98338. For further details and guest book please visit




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Ralph George Krape Jr.

Ralph G. Krape, 57 of Lynnwood, died February 22, 2011. Ralph lived a life of personal courage and family love. Although challenged by permanent injuries from a teenage accident, Ralph ended up spending his life helping and caring for his mother and father., Ralph enjoyed the simple things in life but also understood the power of love that he shared with his family. He enjoyed working on cars, playing his guitar and driving to his favorite coffee shops. Ralph was born in Seattle, Washington and lived throughout the northwest., Ralph will be dearly missed, but, is survived by his 96 year old mother Gertrude Krape; brothers, Dean and Greg; and a loving wealth of family: aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.



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



Ray V. Peterson

Ray, 78, of Monroe, Washington passed away February 18, 2011 in Tukwila, WA. He was born April 5, 1923 in Seattle, WA., Ray is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Paula Rae Sargent; and step-children, Janice Creede, of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Gary Lagerstedt, of Woodstock, NY, and Diane Lagerstedt, of Chrisholm, MN; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty; and son, Ray Jr., He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during, . He retired in 1985 after 40 years with the Carnation Company in Seattle, WA., At his request there will be no funeral service.



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 Frank "Dick" Anway

Richard Frank "Dick" ANWAY Dick was born June 4, 1943 in Bre merton, WA. He passed away on February 19, 2011. Dick was a long time resident of Edmonds and he was an Edmonds Police Reserve Of ficer for 37 years. Dick is survived by his siblings, Marilyn Long (Bob) and Ron Anway (Jill) and many nieces and nephews. Dick told lots of stories and had a quick wit about him. He made many friends and attended countless local events, protecting and serving the community. Many knew Dick, as "Uncle Dick" and he will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 5th at Westgate Chapel, 29901 Edmonds Way at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edmonds Police Foundation, P.O. Box 303, Edmonds, WA, 98020.



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



Robert L. Cooch Sr.

Robert COOCH Colonel Robert L. Cooch, Sr. Colonel (Ret.) Robert (Bob) L. Cooch, USAF, passed away peacefully with his family in attendance at his home in Bellevue, WA on Sunday, February 20 at the age of 90. Bob was born in Everett, MA, grew up in Waterton, MA, and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, NY in 1943. Bob first learned to fly in 1940 through the Civilian Pilot Training Program, and then began his military career as an Aviation Cadet in 1942. He received a commission in 1944 and, after earning his wings, was assigned to fly the B-24 "Over the Hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. Prior to leaving for India, he married his sweetheart, Merry June Parr, a romance that endured for 67 years. Following the War, he served as a military statistician in New York, Oklahoma, and Japan, pioneering the use of punch card computers to manage depot inventories. Bob returned to the cockpit in 1949 and amassed thousands of hours flying the B-29, B-50, B-47, B-52, and KC-135 aircraft. He also served as the Director of Command and Control for 15th Air Force, responsible for nuclear response at the height of Cold War tensions. Bob was selected to serve as commander of Fairchild AFB's 92nd Bomb Wing in 1968 and 1969, and was then Deputy Inspector General for SAC at Offutt, AFB. He finished his 30-year career as the Commander of March AFB, Riverside, CA, where he retired in 1972. Following his retirement, Bob became a real estate broker in Redlands, CA, co-founding the Branch-Cooch Company. He was an active member of the Daedalian Society, a fraternity of military pilots; and the Redlands Noon Kiwanis Club, where he served as Distinguished President in 1981. Robert and June bought a residence in Bellevue, WA in order to be near family, and he "happily retired-retired" in 1997, sharing time between Bellevue and Redlands. Bob will be deeply missed by his loving family, friends and neighbors. He is survived by his wife, June, whom he adored all of his days. He was preceded in death by his son, Colonel Robert Cooch, Jr., and granddaughter, Nikki Cooch; and is survived by son James Cooch (wife Barbara) of Bellevue, WA; daughter Debra Thomas (husband Robert) of Renton, WA, and daughter-in-law Barbara A Cooch of Fort Collins, CO. Robert also leaves a legacy of four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, loving nieces and nephews, and a grateful nation. Bob will be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church of Redlands, CA and Bellevue, WA; the Noon Kiwanis Club, Redlands, CA; and Order of Daedalians 30th Flight, March Air Force Base, Riverside, CA.



Rosalie J. Cleveland

Entered into the presence of our Lord at home with her family by her side on February 21, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Rosalie was born November 17, 1942 in Spokane, Washington to George and Margaret Slater. She was the oldest of four children., Rosalie was employed in various clerical positions throughout her life, most recently as a Medical Transcriptionist at Holy Family Hospital until her retirement in 2003. In her free time she enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting and especially quilting. She will be missed greatly by her family and many friends., Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Margaret Slater. She is survived by her husband of 47 years James, son Scott (Carol), daughter Amy (Glen), sisters Kay (Tom) and Ardyce, brother Marvin (Cathy), grandsons Adam and Zachary, and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held on March 5, 2011 at 1 pm at Northview Bible Church, 13521 North Mill Road, Spokane WA 99208.



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.



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.



Steven Wayne Davidson

Steve left us unexpectedly on Friday, February 25, 2011 at his home in the Spokane Valley. He fought a courageous battle every day of his life with dignity and grace., Steve was born in Missoula, Montana on August 11, 1959 to Wayne and Mary Davidson, he was the oldest of three children. He loved being outdoors, people watching, music and just being with his friends, family and caregivers., Steve is survived by his parents, Wayne and Mary; his sister Vicki Porter and her husband Scott; their children, Emma and Erik; his grandfather Ray Ives plus numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister Leann Davidson., Steve's family would like to express their thanks to everyone who provided him with love and care through the years., Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, 10:00am, March 3, 2011 at Hazen & Jaeger Valley, 1306 N Pines, Spokane Valley.




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Terry Deck

Terry Deck, age 53, passed away on Feb. 19, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was born on Sept. 23, 1957 in Oakland, CA., Her life will be celebrated on Sat., March 5 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Henderson residence., Memorial donations can be given to the Ray Hickey Hospice House or to the American Lung Association. Donations can also be given to the family to assist with final expenses in care of Straub's Funeral Home., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



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 H. Budzynski

Thomas H. BUDZYNSKI, Phd Dr. Thomas Hice Budzynski passed away quickly from a heart attack on Monday, February 14 early in the morning the way that he wished his end-of-life to be. He was 77. This concluded an illustrious career, depicted by diverse and innovative projects. He started as an electrical engineer developing the inertial navigation component of the Blackbird SR-71 and saw the first Blackbird successfully completed and flying before switching fields to clinical physiologic psychology. Tom developed the first analog-to-digital electromyography instrument in 1968 later partnering, Biofeedback Systems. Tom, a pioneer in the fields of Bio- and Neuro-feedback has taught at numerous universities. Best known for his research and writing in management of stress problems, he explored and developed training for acquisition of 'twilight learning' and, investigated photic stimulation for clinical use and helped pioneer EEG training for cognitive restoration from brain damage. For the past 9 years Tom has been in private practice in Poulsbo, and was a Clinical Professor connected with the University of Washington. His most recent studies have been in anti-aging research. Tom's friends and colleagues stretch across the world, it would be unrealistic to try to gather in one place so we are taking communications from his facebook and by email or mail. There will be a very private family gathering for a memorial service near the water as he wanted. He is survived by his wife, Helen, son Peter and daughter-in-law Helen, and his three grandchildren, Kayla, Sarah and Tristan. Two brothers and their spouses, Doug and Sue, and Jim and Lill, and numerous nieces and nephews live in Michigan.



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



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.




Vera Mae COOPER May 14, 1933 ~ Feb. 22, 2011 Vera 77, of Sequim passed away peacefully. Survived by husband Al Cooper of 27 years, her children, Sons, Dewayne (Nancy) Higbee, Terry (Lauren) Higbee, Darrell Higbee. Daughter, Jenell (Paul) Kelkenberg. Stepson John (Kelly) Lapham, and 14 grandchildren whom loved her dearly. God bestowed the ultimate gift, a blessing beyond words! He gave us you mom! Thank you lord for this grand treasure. We will never forget your love, laughter, and kindness that will leave a beautiful endless ripple effect. You will live on for years in friends and strangers. You taught us much about never forgetting the stranger left alone, to seek them out, to give them your time, and love. Mom, your humor 'Oh Lordy'. We laughed and reminisced of all the hysterically funny times we've had! WOW so many! We will miss you so much! 'Your so beautiful'. We love you, Mom, Wife, and dearest friend. The celebration of life March 5th 2011. From 2 - 5pm at 605 NE 201st St Shoreline, Wa. The ceremony service will be held at 2:30 p.m.



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.




Almost 95 years ago, Jim was born in the oldest house built on Fir Island, still standing today. It was the home of his parents John and Ellen Swanberg-Wylie. His older brother Jack was three years old., Jim attended area schools and graduated from Washington State College (University) in 1937., A few years later he saw two girls across the room at the Rexville Grange Hall. He asked Phyllis Deane of Anacortes to dance and this led to a happy marriage of 46 years. They lived in Friday Harbor where Jim was County Agent. Jim and Phyllis moved back to the family farm in 1948 with their two small children, Marcie and Curtis living in the house where Jim was born. Later Jim and Phyllis' third child Jilene was born., Jim and his brother Jack bought the family farm from their father John, beginning the long and successful partnership of Wylie Brothers. The family farm grew to include their sons Curtis and Dallas Wylie and became Wylie Inc. The success of the farm increased and they were dairy family of the year in 1976., Dad was a quiet, gentle, and generous man who had many friends throughout his lifetime. He was director of the Skagit County Dairy Federation, and longtime member of the Farm Bureau. He was a 70+ year member of the Grange, served on the State Fair Commission under Gov. Rosellini, as well as serving as State Committeeman for the USDA Farm Service Agency under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was also on the board of directors for Skagit Grange Supply for 30 years and a long time member and supporter of Mount Vernon First Christian Church Disciples of Christ., His many interests included photography, fast pitch softball, boating in the San Juan's, and traveling by car, motor homes, and motorcycle. He was a long time member in the BMW Motorcycle Association, a collector of art, and an avid supporter of WSU with membership in the Alumni Association and Cougar Club. Jim was a supporter and contributor of MONA in La Connor, where he served as a docent for a number of years, the Lincoln Theater, and the WSU Athletic Association., Jim was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, brother Jack, nephew Jon Wylie, niece Joan (Wylie) Vance, and special friend Clara Sprouse., He is survived by: his children Marcelyn (Larry) Labo, Curtis Wylie, and Jilene (Glenn) Allen; grandchildren Stephanie Labo, Rachel (Jeff) King, Brian (Heather) LaBeau, Cristen (Jon) Ellis, Lisa (Arpod) Wylie, Curtis James Wylie, Conway Wylie, Jon (Tracey) Wallace, Ellen (Eddie) Hankins, and Justine Allen; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters in law Margaret Moore and Ruth Wylie; brother-in-law LaVern Deane; special niece and nephew Kay Wylie-Robertson, and Dallas (Darlene) Wylie; and "special" daughter Bonnie (Tom) Craig., The family is thankful for all the care given to Jim by those at Mountain Glen, Mira Vista, SW Lifecare, and the nurses at Skagit Valley Hospital., Instead of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Mount Vernon First Christian Church or their favorite charity., Jim's celebration of life will be on Saturday, March 5th, at 1pm at Mount Vernon First Christian Church, 900 Skagit Street (near Lincoln School). Cougar colors of crimson and grey, and WSU clothing etc., will be appropriate attire at the celebration., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.



Wallace E. ELWELL

Wallace E. Elwell Wallace E. Elwell passed away on February 16, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Mountlake Terrace on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Share memories with family and friends online at



Wallace E. Elwell

Wallace E. Elwell passed away on February 16, 2011., A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Mountlake Terrace, WA. Share memories with family and friends online at



Wayne Roy Ream

Wayne Roy (Wooldridge) Ream, 65, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Wayne was born in Salem, Oregon, on December 7, 1945, to Madeliene Louise Tate and Roy Joseph Wooldridge, who later divorced. Wayne was raised by his mother and stepfather, John Emery Ream, and attended schools in Salem, Oregon, Klamath, California, Vancouver, Washington, Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and Bonners Ferry. Wayne graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1964 where he served as student body president, played football, and made lifelong friends. These were some of the happiest years of his life. Wayne briefly attended the University of Idaho, and proudly served his country in the Idaho Army National Guard. He later moved to Spokane, Washington where he met and married Diane Morgan. On October 19, 1969, Wayne's only child, Christopher, was born. Wayne and Diane later divorced. Wayne was a successful, gifted car salesman for many years, which took him and Chris to Oregon, Alaska, and Washington. Wayne eventually moved to Boise, Idaho, to be closer to his parents. Following retirement, Wayne traveled throughout the western United States and resided briefly in Great Falls, Montana. Late in his life Wayne returned to Bonners Ferry, a place of many fond memories and renewed old friendships. Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, father, birth father and first wife, Diane. He is survived by his son Chris (Kimberly) of Lake Stevens, Washington and two grandchildren, Hunter and Preston; his brothers, Kent (Renee) Wooldridge of Albany, Oregon; and Alan (Diane) of Sheridan, Oregon; sisters Robin (Mark) Severson of LaVista, Nebraska; Pat (Stan) Sorensen of South Jordan, Utah; and Pam (Larry) Bearg of Boise, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services and a sharing of memories will be held for family and friends at 1pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Mountain Springs Church in Bonners Ferry.



Wesley D. Carlson

Wesley D. Carlson, age 93, passed away February 18, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born on November 28, 1917 in Winnipeg, Canada, the son of John and Lillian (Brown) Carlson. In 1946 he moved to Eastern Washington and became a Naturalized US Citizen. Wes worked a variety of jobs in his younger days before starting Carlson Plumbing in 1956. He retired when he was 89 years old. He was a hard working person of few words and high integrity who put the Lord and his family first. He enjoyed 4 wheeling, prospecting, gardening, backpacking and anything outdoors and having his family with him made everything more enjoyable., He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bonita Carlson of Spokane, WA; four children, Harold Carlson of Chattaroy, WA; Marilyn Nap (Terry) of Scottsdale, AZ; Cliff Carlson of Wasilla, AK; and Elaine Pederson of Spokane, WA; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He will be missed by all who knew him., Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011, at 1:00pm, in the Alwin Chapel at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE. Graveside services will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.



William Edwards Buckingham Jr.

William Edwards BUCKINGHAM, JR. Dec 31, 1925 ~ Jan 27, 2011 Bill, known to friends as 'Buck', passed away peacefully on January 27th, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born to William Edwards Buckingham and Hazel Barnes of Cheshire, Ct. He is survived by his wife of 54 years; Maureen Hannon Buckingham, who resides with their eldest son, William Edwards Buckingham III. He is also survived by sons Paul, David and wife Kim, and daughters Beth Buckingham and Kathleen Yearout and husband Eric, 13 Grandchildren 4 Great Grandchildren, and sister Shirley Allen. Buck was a WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corps (1944 & 1945), graduate of Dartmouth College and Master of Science from the Thayer School of Engineering. Upon graduation, Buck was hired as a mechanical engineer by Pratt & Whitney Air- craft of East Hartford CT. He worked on the B-52 Stratofortress in Seattle, the F-111 Tactical Fighter in California and finally, the Boeing 747 in Seattle until his retirement in 1981. Buck chose to forgo advancement to keep his family in the Seattle area where they could grow up in the Puget Sound wilderness. He leaves a legacy of family values, strong ethics and a love of the outdoors. William E Buckingham Jr has left an indelible mark on his family, friends and community.



William F. "Bill" Thom

Bill was born in Oakland, CA to Frank Thom and Cora May Grant Thom. He moved to Portland as a small child when his parents died. He was raised by his father's sister, Idella Davies and her husband, Jack Davies. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughters, Kelly Thom and Denice Thom; and sister, Luvern Froebe., Bill and Darlene moved to Fairway Village in Vancouver in 1995 from Portland. A memorial service will be held at the Fairway Village Clubhouse, 15509 SE Fernwood Dr., on March 19 at 2 p.m., Donations may be made to, Western and Central Washing State Chapter., Please sign the Guest Book at



William H. "Bill" Underwood

William "Bill" H. Underwood, 101, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Jan. 24, 2011. He was born in Jackson, IL., When Bill was 12, he went to work as an elevator operator at a bank and his father's shoe store. He moved to Vancouver in the early 40's and went to work in the Vancouver Shipyards (then known as Kaiser Shipyards) as a welder., Bill married Margie Hamilton in the early 1940's., He worked at the Quinault Indian Reservation as a waiter and later retired as a Maitre d' at the London Bar and Grill in the Benson Hotel in Portland, OR., Bill was a former member of many Masonic Order's and a member of other area clubs, in the Vancouver and Portland areas. He and his wife, Margie, also were very active in the Kiwanis International Division 44. He was past Lt. Governor, past President of the NAACP Pacific Northwest., Bill is survived by his sons, Bill Jr. (Martha) of San Diego, CA, Norman H. (Arisane) of Knoxville, TN and Guthrie "Buzz" (Dianne) of Vancouver; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and his present wife, Janice and her two children., He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Bessie Underwood; his brothers, Lavern and Percy; his wife of 53 years, Margie; and grandchildren, Ricky Underwood, Rosemarie VanEtten, and Patricia Sample., A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held on Sat., March 5, 2011 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and he will be interred at St. Luke's next to his wife, Margie., Please sign Bill's guest book at:



William Henry Boyd Jr.

William Henry BOYD, JR. Born February 3, 1917 in Leslie, AR. Died February 22, 2011 in Des Moines. Preceded in death by his first wife, Willene in 1996. Beloved husband of Grace Rogge-Boyd; father of Robert Boyd and Dwight Boyd; grandfather of Carolyn and Scott Boyd, Jenny Clauson, Michael, Brandon and Blake Boyd and great-grandfather of 5. Also survived by Grace's children Ann Fugere, Peter Rogge and Sue Stock; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-granchildren. Visitation Friday, March 4, 2011 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac. Funeral service followed by a reception starting at 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 - 1st Avenue South, Burien. Interment to follow the reception at Washington Memorial Park. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at



William Joseph Cuneo

William Joseph CUNEO May 4,1931-February 7 2011 After making peace with God "Lucky" went home to be with Jesus. Lucky was born in New York, but had lived most of his life in Seattle. Lucky served in the army during the Korean war also served as a Merchant Seaman out of Seattle. Lucky worked at Pike Place Market in maintenance and also volunteered many hours at the Seattle food bank. He leaves behind 3 children Jodi Covington, Joseph Cuneo and Tami Cuneo. Also 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. We were proud to be your children and wish we had more time together. We miss you and love you very much. After such a hard life you are home with our loving father. Save us a chair we will see you again.



William L. Peterson

William went to be with our Lord Jesus on February 18, 2011 at the age of 84. He was born November 20, 1926 to Carl and Pricey Peterson. William attended Queen Anne High School and the, He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rheo; children, Roberleigh, Hilber, Hilert, and Henri; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; his brother, Paul; and many friends., He served in the US Navy during, from 1944 to 1946, and retired from the City of Seattle as the manager of the Fleets and Shop Division in 1978 after 31 years. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, classical guitar and listening to his stereo., Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday March 5 at One Church (formerly Meadowdale Baptist Church), 4900 168th St SW, Lynnwood, WA.

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