Monday, February 28, 2011

Washington Obituaries 02/28/2011


Adolph "Ed" Steinmasel

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



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:



Alice (Green) Smith Northrup

Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:00 PM

Alice Jeanette (Green) Smith Northrup was born to Ralph and Alice Green in North Loup, NE in 1924. During the hard Depression years, her father and brother, Fred, rode trains west and eventually found work picking apples in Cashmere, WA. The whole family moved to Cashmere in 1933. They joined Cashmere Baptist Church, where Alice was a committed member for over 50 years.



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.



Allan H. Anderson

Captain Allan H. Anderson set sail on his final voyage Feb. 18, 2011 passing away peacefully at his home in Edmonds WA at the age of 68. He was born June 10, 1942 to Harold and Martha Anderson. He grew up in the Stanwood area graduating in 1960 from Twin City High School. He attended Skagit Valley College and then began his lifetime career on the sea. He started as a deckhand working for Foss Launch and Tug eventually becoming the youngest captain Foss had ever employed. He loved the ocean, being a seaman and the camaraderie of his fellow mariners. Allan was a respected mentor to many in the marine industry today. In 1984 Allan left his position at Foss and began working at Crowley Maritime. He sailed as Tug Master before accepting the position of Senior Port Captain eventually becoming Manager of International Operations and Salvage. He retired in Jan. 2006. During his career he traveled extensively to many seaports throughout the world. Captain Al was a true legend of the seas and was known for his navigational skills, generosity and sense of humor. He was a member of the Masons and Shriners as well as the Masters, Mates and Pilots Union. Allan enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, golf, good food and conversation and time spent with friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Priscilla; his mother Martha; daughters Tina (Andrew); Shelly; Brenda (Danny); grandchildren, Brandon, Bradley, Duke, Levi & Sofia; brother Johnny (Vicki), nieces Cindy & Kirsten; nephew Michael & mother-in-law Mary as well as numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father Harold & his stepdaughter Lisa. A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Nile Temple at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital. Share memories at Smooth Sailing Captain!!!



Andrew Byron Nelson

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

GRANDVIEW - Andrew Byron Nelson, 85, passed away at home surrounded by family on February 15, 2011. Andrew was born at home in Ferron, UT on September 4, 1925 to Jess and Jessie (Blackburn) Nelson. He was the oldest son but the fifth child. He 



Anne Norene (Cannon) Morrow

Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

"If I wake up and see my mother and father and brothers and sisters, then I'll know I'm home. And if I'm very quiet, I can hear the Entiat River." Our beloved mother, Anne Norene (Cannon) Morrow, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 10, 2011, and now she is truly Home. She was born July 7, 1919, in the house her father built on the banks of the Entiat River.



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.



Arthur W. Hahn

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kicky; son, David; daughter, Kathy, son-inlaw Chris; and grandson, Joshua, who brought a special joy to his life in recent years. He is also survived by sisters, Doris, Lois, Clara, Karen, and Ruthie; and brothers, Bob and Dick.




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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 ..... 



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.



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 



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:



Cecile Ada Lacy "C.C." Eastman

We love and miss you, C.C., but know that you are now happy since your Dad joined you on February 5th. 



Colleen Anne Sherlock

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

Colleen Anne Sherlock, of Tonasket, WA, died suddenly on February 19, 2011. She was born in Nampa, ID on April 12, 1937, to Fred and Melvie Louise Feeny. Soon thereafter, they moved to the Portland, OR area, where she would spend her childhood. It was there, she met and later married the love of her life, Richard Sherlock.



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,



Cox, Thomas B.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

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




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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. [...]



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 - Evelyn Richardson

Monday, February 28, 2011 4:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 25, 1930 - Feb. 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Irene Bothwell

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

June 14, 1915 - Feb. 23, 2011 



Death Notice - Jose Miramontes

Monday, February 28, 2011 4:13 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Mar 9, 1910 - Feb. 25, 2011 



Death Notice - Leocadia Contreras

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 9, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Randolph Trobaugh

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 24, 1954 - Feb. 26, 2011 



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. 



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 M. (Dot) Higgs

Dorothy (Dot) M. HIGGS Renton resident of Merrill Gardens passed away there on February 22, 2011, six days short of her 86th birthday. Besides being an incredible wife and mother, she also worked as an administrative assistannt at several businesses, the last with her husband, Elbert D. Higgs, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her older son, Frank. She is survived by her twin brother, Jack Watson; son Tom Higgs of Egypt; daughter Janet Randall (Dwayne) of Renton; granddaughters Lisa Wood (Magnus) of Pullman, and Amy Baccetti (Brent) of San Diego; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her graciousness and her love for her family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 PM, March 5, at the Renton Merrill Gardens Facility. Remembrance may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland.



Eberhart, Grace Irene (Roark)

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 AM 

Irene was born in Tecumseh, Oklahoma on December 13, 1919. She passed away on February 25, 2011 in Ellensburg, Washington. Irene was the only ..... 



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.



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.



Emily Ritzman

Emily Ritzman passed on February 13th, 2011. On June 14th, 1947 she was born to proud parents George and Eugenia "Genie" Ritzman in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Drexel University and in 1976 moved to Spokane, WA where she lived happily for the remainder of her life. Emily is remembered by family and friends as a happy and loving woman with an infectious smile and a quick wit. She loved chocolate, wine, music, good food and great conversation. Emily was a very giving woman that always found the positive qualities in people. She was genuinely interested in others and loved to give gifts. She spent 24 years with her soul mate Don McInnis and together they shared many hobbies including traveling. They spent time in Scotland, Germany and even traveled to Russia with the Schastye dance troupe. Emily survived a battle with breast cancer and never allowed her struggle with Alzheimer's to dampen her zest for life or her love of others. She will be well remembered for her courage, her grace and a never ending cheerfulness not present in most. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Don, his brother Mike and their beloved dogs Trixie and Roger. She is survived by her sister Debbie Cooley, brother-in-law Ron Cooley, nephews Christopher and Jonathan Cooley, great aunts Mabel and Caroline Mudd, the McInnis family (Brad, Nita, Sue, Paul, David) and a close circle of amazing friends including Mary Rupert, Mary Doran, Lisa George, and Chris Schettle. The family would like to thank all of Emily's friends for their loving care and support of her, as well as her caregivers at NorthePointe Retirement Community. A website has been created to share photos, stories and memories of her life at, RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.



Florence M. Mitchell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Francisca O. Chavez

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

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



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.



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.



Hazel May (Wooley) Marten

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM

Hazel May (Wooley) Marten was born August 29, 1920, in Caldwell, ID. She died February 23, 2011, in East Wenatchee, WA. Hazel was born the year women received the right to vote. She experienced most of the history of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression, the Second World War, in which she served, the Baby Boom, the 1960's, including Civil Rights and the Vietnam War, and lived to see the new millennium.



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



Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu

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




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In Loving Memory of Timothy Richard Olin

Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

After a courageous fight with cancer, Timothy Richard Olin, 62, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 5:00 a.m. in Salt Lake City, UT, with his family by his side. Tim was born in Wenatchee, WA on August 26, 1948, to Richard and Mary Olin. He spent his life caring for others as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Indiana University in 1974.



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.



Jack L Starr

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

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Jack S. Dorr

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

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



James 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



Jane Guthrie Beale

Jane Guthrie BEALE 1920 ~ 2011 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. See full obituary Sunday 2/27 or



Jean Elizabeth Moore

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



John 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



Kathleen M. Coffin

Kathleen M. COFFIN Kathleen M. Coffin, passed away February 21, 2011 in West Seattle. She was born to parents Elmer and Elizabeth Jesse on August 25th 1919. Kay, as she was known by her friends, was 91 years of age. Kathleen grew up in West Seattle where she was born and attended Gatewood. James Madison, and West Seattle High School. After leaving school, Kay met and married Earl E. Coffin to whom she was married for over 73 years. Earl and Kay built their own home in West Seattle in 1948, where they raised their three children, Lea Ann, Daniel (Kathy) and Susan (Guy) and entertained their 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Kathleen is survived by her loving family and devoted husband Earl and who still lives in the same home with his daughter they built 62 years ago. Private family services and reception were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum in West Seattle. Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made to West Seattle Eagles Lodge # 1499 or to Aerie # 2643.



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.



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. Reception to follow at Church Hall. 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



Lavonne Marie and Henry Cook Morgan Jr.

Lavonne Marie MORGAN 11/17/1920 ~ 07/04/2010 Henry Cook MORGAN, Jr. 09/27/1917 ~ 02/16/2011 Lavonne was born in Spokane, the only child of Evelyn Blackburn. She attended Holy Names Academy and graduated from Broadway High School. She attended the University of Washington. She met her husband at Wilson's Modern Business School in Seattle. They were happily married for 67 years. Lavonne was noted for her strong faith, joyful heart, peaceful spirit, mild manner and gift of service. She went from "city girl to farmers' wife." She was a wonderful baker: sponge cake, breads and pies were her specialties. She mastered cooking, preserving, money management, and nurturing her family of nine children. She happily drove those children in her "Big Red Van" to myriad school and sporting events. She loved having a large family and welcomed their friends into the fold. She worked elections at Maplewood Heights Elementary in Renton. She drove a mini bus for special needs children in the Renton school district. For recreation, Lavonne bowled for years with her mother at Hillcrest and Skyway Park Bowls. She enjoyed exotic birds kept in an aviary on the back deck and was a friend to stray cats. She loved vacationing at the family cabin on Hood Canal. Henry was born to Lillie and Henry C. Morgan, Sr. in Seattle. He had an older sister, Sylvia Van Woerden, and a younger brother, William (Bill) Morgan, both now deceased. He entered the family flower business by age eight, helping raise and sell flowers at a stall on the Pike Place Market. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered as troop #350 leader in Foster. He was a voracious reader and always said he had his advanced degree from Knocks College ("the school of hard knocks"). He loved hiking and fishing. He particularly enjoyed hunting elk in the Clearwater River area of the Olympic Peninsula. In September, 1942, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He served in Pasco as an aviation ordinance instructor before transferring aboard the U.S.S. Cape Esperance (CVE 88) for service in the South Pacific during WWII. He survived several typhoons and was instrumental in saving his ship from a kamikaze attack by rapid recognition of a new Japanese plane silhouette and giving the order to fire immediately to his gun crew. An avid story teller, he often drew upon these naval experiences. He worked as a truck driver, initially delivering oil, then milk. Later, he hauled the spent grains (malt) from the Rainier Brewery to Snohomish and Green River Valley farms for cattle feed. He was nicknamed "Henry, the Malt Man" and enjoyed lifelong close relationships with his customers. Henry was an avid gardener until he was 92, growing the flowers that provided his children with money for their college educations. He was a Master Gardener and an active member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society. He always grew a large vegetable garden. His greatest legacies are the gifts of a strong work ethic, honesty, practical education, can-do attitude, sense of humor and diligence. The Morgan's are survived by daughters Janet Honda, Joanna Lescroart, Paula Luedke, and Leslie Morgan-Green, and sons Dwight, Bruce, John, Daniel and James, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Their "adopted children" include Jack Hendrickson, Kent Hutchings and Glen Bunzelmeir. Internment will be with military honors at the Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 SE 240th, Kent) on Friday, March 11th, at 2:30p.m. A Catholic Mass will be said at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (12600 84th Ave NE, Kirkland) on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 A.M. Receptions to follow.



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



Linda Pratt-Radford

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Linda Pratt-Radford went to be with her Lord on February 13, 2011 after a long battle with illness. She lived in Yakima most of her life, until the last few years she lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Linda graduated from Eisenhower High School and



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. 



Lucille May Christie

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryLucille, Mom and Nannie, decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing "Yes" in the Sky. Lucille




Marjean Katwijk passed away Feb. 23, 2011 at her home. A full obituary will follow., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



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



Mary Elizabeth (Farra) Robison

Mary Elizabeth (Farra) ROBISON Born March 7, 1921 Died February 19, 2011 Mary was the devoted wife of Leland Lewis Robison (Lee) for 71 years; they raised two sons, Del and Jon. The daughter of Samuel Farra and Daisy (Frey) Farra, she was born in a farmhouse in Fox, OR and graduated high school in Mt. Vernon, OR. Lee and Mary were married in Mt. Vernon, OR on September 30, 1939 and then moved to Seattle in 1943. After Lee's retirement from Boeing, they moved to Allyn (Mason County) and later to Everett. Mary is survived by her husband Lee, and sons Leland Delbert (Del) and Jon Charles Robison. She was known as Gramma Mac to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Cascade View Presbyterian Church, 1030 E. Casino Rd., Everett, WA 98203 on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to DISABLED VETERANS NATIONAL FOUNDATION, PO Box 96648, Washington DC 20090-6648.



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.



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.



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 .....



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: 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



Orin B. Wechsler

Orin B. WECHSLER Dec. 14, 1917 ~ Dec. 18, 2010 Celebration of Life Service 1 pm Saturday, March 5, 2011 Taproot Church 20400 1st Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198




Phyllis L. Smith (Mercereau) left this world at the age of 81 (Feb 22, 2011) after a short battle with cancer., She was a lifelong resident of Skagit County born Feb 11, 1930 in Burlington, WA - residing in Mount Vernon, WA. She graduated from Burlington Edison High School., She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her occupations were seamstress and health care worker., She loved traveling (road trips), camping, hiking, gardening and cats. She also enjoyed decorating cakes for family birthday parties., She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert G. Smith and three children, Cheryl Huizenga (Jeffrey), Sandra "Wendy" Bryant (David) and Steven Bates as well as two grandchildren, Joey Gross (Blake) and Shelby Croy (Skyler) and five great grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Raymond Mercereau and Teresa Mae Mercereau (Cressell) as well as six siblings: Loretta Stamey, Eugene Mercereau, Iris Galbreath, E. Fae Carlson, Emmett Leslie Mercereau, and her twin brother Keith Mercereau., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Phyllis to: NOAH (Northwest Organization For Animal Help), 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood, WA 98292., Funeral Services will be held at Hulbush Funeral Home in Burlington, WA on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:00am followed by a graveside burial at the Burlington Green Hills Memorial Cemetery, Gardner Road, Burlington, WA.



Patricia "Pat" "Patty" (Wood) Deason

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Pauline Durand

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

Jan. 27, 1918 – Feb. 13, 2011



Peggy Jean Swift

Peggy Jean Swift, 87, of Kailua, HI died on February 10, 2011 in Kailua, HI. She was born in Spokane, WA., She was a homemaker and avid golfer. She is survived by her sons, Craig Swift and Ned Swift; daughters, Tamara Swift and Stephanie Hudson; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kailua United Methodist Church.



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 Jane Koistinen

Phyllis Jane Margaret Kulla Koistinen, resident of Woodland, WA for 47 years, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 23, 2011. She was born on Jan. 6, 1929 in Brainerd, MN to Emil and Ella Kulla., She was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church., Phyllis is survived by seven daughters; four sons; 29 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister; two brothers; one brother-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; one grandson; four sisters; one brother; and her parents., A visitation will be at the Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church on Mon., Feb. 28th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral will be at the Hockinson Apostolic Lutheran Church on March 1st at 11:00 a.m., Please sign Phyllis' 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 "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 K. Oppie

Richard K. OPPIE Born in Seattle, Dick passed away on February 21 at age 69 from complications of an aneurysm. Ballard High graduate (1960). Served 7 years in the Army Reserves. Hired in 1964 at the original Coca-Cola bottling plant on Capitol Hill; retired from Bellevue plant in 2004. Dick will be remembered fondly for his humor as well as his lifelong interest in craftsmanship and architecture. Richard is survived by Carole, his best friend and wife of 44 years, son Jason (Lynlea), mother Janet, brother Joseph (Carol), sister Linda (Eric) and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his father Joseph. Dick's life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5 at 3:00 pm at Seattle's Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation.



Richard Snyder

Richard "Duke" Ralph Snyder died February 15, 2011 peacefully at Ivy Court in Coeur D' Alene, ID . He was born in Culver City, CA on January 13, 1933. Duke was a retired Anthropology /Archeaolgy Instructor at North Idaho College. He served in the, as an MP at Fort Devon, MA, during the, . He attended Santa Monica CC and played trombone in the marching band in high school as well as college. During his graduate studies at, , he worked on an Archeology dig in the Dordogne region of France near Lascaux caves, on a site associated with both Cro-Magnon as well as Neanderthal remains. He also participated in a dig in the Mohave Desert in CA with early New World man remains under the direction of Dr. L. S. B. Leakey. After graduation from UCLA he worked on Catalina Island at a private school as a teacher but also worked with the Catalina Island company doing Archeological excavations. He moved to Coeur D' Alene in 1972 to accept the position at North Idaho College. His wonderful imagination created a catapult contest "plunk your magic twanger" between engineering departments of area colleges, a Cryptozoological Club (a search for Sasquatch and Lake Ponderay monsters). He also coached the soccer team at NIC. Duke belonged to a "North Idaho" Two Bit Philosophical and Breakfast Club Society," a collection of friends for discussions and books to share. He brought his sense of humor, always willing to tell a story he thought was funny, and an encyclopedic mind and memory. He was able to quote author, book and title and it's related information into conversation. He retired in 1996 and spent many years on the road with his RV., He married Betty Fergusson in 1960 and they had two children, Beverly Ann and Brynmorgaine (nee Susan Colleen). They were divorced in 1980. He is survived by his two daughters Beverly Vredevelt, Spokane, WA and Byrnmorgaine, San Diego, CA. His sister, Carole Snyder of Post Falls, his brother Gary Snyder of Kennewick, WA his grandchildren, Rachel Kretz, Oak Harbor, WA, Sarah Vredevelt and David Vredevelt, Spokane, WA and Joshua Shirley, Oak Harbor, WA. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Gary Snyder, Jr. and Andrew Snyder of MA, Scott Snyder of Kennewick, WA David Snyder of Portland, OR, Mathew (Tomoko) Snyder, Riverside CA and Jennifer (Fahd) Saeed of Salem OR, one great-granddaughter, Susan Marie of Oak Harbor and former wife, Betty., His Memorial Service will be March 5, 2011 at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Rd., Coeur D' Alene, ID at 10:00am. A reception will folllow at the Gathering Place Hall at about 10:45am.



Robert Stanley McKinstry

Robert Stanley McKINSTRY Robert Stanley McKinstry, age 96, died peacefully on February 20, 2011. Bob was born in Seattle to Hazel and Gordon McKinstry on May 29, 1914. He was very much a product of the Seattle area, attending Bagley grade school, Lincoln High School, and the University of Washington. Bob was an outstanding athlete serving as senior captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams in high school, and playing UW basketball on the 1934 Coast Championship and the 1936 Northern Division championship teams. In 1939 he began a Boeing career in engineering and management, and retired after more than 40 years with the company. Ann and Bob moved to Bellevue in 1950 and have been active members of Sacred Heart Parish. Bob is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ellen Ann (Hutchinson) McKinstry; three sons, Robert Gill (Carole), Michael John (Anne) and Joseph Lee (Jill) McKinstry; two daughters, Ann (John) Gerner and Mary Ellen (Turi Mueller) McKinstry-Zogg; 15 Grandchildren: Lea McKinstry, Sam McKinstry, Robert McKinstry, Peter (Jane) McKinstry, Betsy (Peter) Haney, Katie (John) Carroz, Barbara (Brett) Barrilleaux, Jake (Aurelie) McKinstry, Sarah (Will) Nicholson, Jack (Rae) Denman, Mary Anna Denman (Alex Ching), Elizabeth (Michael) Pinion, David (Andrea) Zogg, Willi (Sonja) Zogg and Margrit Zogg; 19 great-grandchildren: Sophia McKinstry, Thomas McKinstry, Ellen Haney, Mary Pearl Haney, JK (John Kaelin) Carroz, Ann Marie Carroz, Avery Barrilleaux, Owen Barrilleaux, Julien McKinstry, John Ching, Caitlin Ching, Grant Pinion, Davis Pinion, Charlie Denman, Samantha Denman, Elektra Zogg, Victoria Zogg, Ryan Zogg and Aaron Zogg,. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be missed deeply. Rosary service will be held on Monday, 02/28 at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9460 NE 14th St, Bellevue, WA 98004-3498 (425) 454-9536. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 03/01 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on NE 14th in Bellevue. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, 5041 35th Avenue NE, Seattle. Donations may be made to Catholic Community Services, 23 Ave. S & E Yesler Way, Seattle ( Please sign the guest book at



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.



Roy J. W. Maus

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Scott Anderson Apr. 5, 1984 - Feb. 24, 2011 On February 24, 2011 God called our precious Scott home. Scott was a sweet soul with a sense of humor that could light up a room. We are grateful for everyday of the 26+ years we had with him. He is greatly missed by all who love him. Preceded in death by father Jack Anderson. He leaves behind daughter Julia Lynn, fiancee Jonelle Barrow, parents Mike and Judy Markee, brothers Steven Anderson, Tony Markee (Tina) and Bob Markee, sisters Nikki Roy (Craig) and Anna Markee, numerous adoring nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. We will miss you Bug. Funeral services: Tues., Mar. 1 at 2pm at Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, 2215 6th Avenue, Tacoma (253) 272-1414. Please sign online guest book at



Sheldon Arthur Smesrud

Sheldon "Art" Smesrud was born in Spokane on October 15, 1947 to Florence (Hatch) and Sheldon "Bud" Smesrud. Art attended school at Regal Elementary, Shaw Junior High and graduated from Rogers High School in 1966. He proudly served in the Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was employed at Kim Hotstart Manufacturing for 35 years, retiring in October of 2009. His parents predeceased him. He is survived by his former wife Bonnie, friends Mike and Shirley Hedin and numerous cousins. Memorial services will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Medical Lake on March 25 at 3:00PM.



Sophie J. Ketola

Sophie J. KETOLA Sophie Jennie (Honeychurch) Ketola was born March 7, 1911 and died peacefully in her bed on February 22, 2011. Sophie was born in Butte, Montana to Steve and Elizabeth (Sikonia) Stayer. She married William Honeychurch in 1927 with whom she had two children, Pearl and Shirley. In 1942 the family moved to Seattle to find work during the Great Depression. Sophie first worked at the Todd Shipyard, then after the war she took a job at an A&P supermarket where she advanced to the position of 'butcherette'. Later she was hired by the King County Public Library where she worked until she retired. After Bill passed away, Sophie married Matt Ketola and moved to Portland, Oregon where she lived for over 25 years. Then after Matt passed away, Sophie bought a little house in Olympia where she lived happily for many years until she moved back to Seattle to be near her family. In her final years, Sophie was lovingly cared for by Luaipouomalo and Liu Jennings in their adult care home. Sophie was a wonderful cook who baked delicious Cornish pasties, cookies and fruit pies. She enjoyed sewing and made many dresses for her granddaughters and friends. Sophie collected knickknacks and loved telling stories about the hundreds that she owned, remembering who bought them and where they were from. She cleaned her house thoroughly with cleanser and bleach, hung her clothes in the sun to dry and reused everything that could be reused. She loved working outside in her garden, caring for her beautiful miniature roses and insisting on mowing her lawn even into her 80s. She enjoyed pets and made her great-granddaughter laugh when she put funny bows in the shih tzu's hair. Despite many hardships, Sophie was always optimistic and cheerful. She was a strong, self sufficient, beautiful and kind woman who helped both family and neighbors whenever she could. She is missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. Sophie is survived by her daughter, Pearl Rogers, her grandchildren, Robert Rogers and Susette McCann, great-grandchildren, Liam McCann, Crystal Rogers, Megan Rogers and Ryan Rogers and great-great-grandchildren, Ashley McCann, Emma McCann and Ryan McCann. Sophie was the oldest member of the White Center Assembly of God. Pastor Dan Magalei will deliver the memorial service. The funeral will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on March 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm.



Stacy Kulaas Murphy

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

Stacy Susanne Kulaas Murphy, 48, passed away at her home in Duvall, WA, on Monday, February 21, 2011, while being comforted by her family. She was born November 19, 1962 in Yakima to John Richard "Dick" Kulaas and Patricia Cannon Kulaas. Her family moved to Wenatchee in 1966 and Stacy attended Columbia Elementary School, Pioneer Junior High School and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1981.



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.



Thomas E. "Tom" Carney

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Tina Renee (Baldoz) Morales

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

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



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.



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 "Loren" Melton

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsWilliam "Loren" Melton, the oldest of 6 children and only son of Jessie and Grady (Dockins) Melton was born April 25, 1923 in Izard County, Arkansas. He passed away peacefully in the late af

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