Friday, February 25, 2011

Washington Obituaries 2/25/2011


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.



Alphonso Rease

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



Arthur Feroglia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM

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




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




Beverly Anne Rasar, age 77, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Mount Vernon on Friday, February 18, 2011. She was born to Constance and Everett Ray Miller in Spokane, Washington on May 15, 1933., Beverly was a resident of Skagit County for most of her adult life. Graduating from Burlington Edison High School in 1951, she attended college at Western Washington College for one year. She then worked as a secretary for the Alaska Steamship Company in Seward Alaska as well as Shell Oil in Anacortes., She was married in 1953 to Dan Rasar for 23 years., She completed her college degree at age 38 with straight A's, not counting archery and a pottery class. Beverly finished her Master's Degree in counseling in 1972. After graduating she was hired as a counselor at Stanwood High School, where she worked for 20 years until retiring in 1993., Starting in 1985 Bev also worked 5 summers at her set net site in Ekuk, Alaska as a commercial fisherman., Bev was a member of Mensa, an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, traveling and playing bridge with her local circle of special friends., She raised two sons Jeff and Kevin and was blessed in 2000 with her only grandson, Nicholas, who became her best friend. They have a very special bond., Born as a giver and not a taker, she spent her entire life doing for others whether it was hemming a pair of pants, baking a pie or making her world famous potato salad, she put everyone else's lives in front of hers. She was an intelligent, caring, generous, vigorous, fun-loving woman who was thankful for all the wonderful people who shared her journey through life and will be truly missed by her family and friends., She is survived by sons Jeff Rasar (Karen) and Kevin Rasar (Cheryl); grandchildren Holle Edwards & Nicholas Rasar; brothers Dennis Miller (Jo), Brian Miller (Denise); sister Laurae Dunning (Ted - deceased); nephews Brian Rucker (Amanda), Rob Rucker (Jason) and Carl Miller (April)., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to BEHS Education Endowment Fund, c/o Burlington Rotary, P.O. Box 185, Burlington, WA 98233., A celebration of Beverly's life is planned for 5-01-11 at Hillcrest Lodge in Mount Vernon. Details will follow at a later date.



Baasch, Edward F. "Red"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

Edward F. "Red" Baasch, 87, of Ellensburg, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 at home. Red was born in Crystal Springs, North Dakota, one .....



Barbara Lynn Myers

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



Barbara Robbins Anderson

Barbara Robbins ANDERSON January 1, 1914 ~ February 21, 2011 Barbara was the second daughter of Philip E. Robbins and Jean Wilson Robbins of Seattle. She spent her early years in Enumclaw and later returned and settled in Seattle. She attended Garfield High School where she met her sweetheart Carl Warren Anderson. After attending the University of Washington they married on October 15, 1938. They lived in Kirkland in the earl 1940's and Barbara gave birth to their two children Philip Warren and Christine Susan. In 1945 they moved to Seattle where Barbara worked as a home maker and lovingly raised her family. In 1957 the family relocated to California and lived in San Marino until the children graduated from High School. Barbara and Warren also lived in Newport Beach and King City, California. In 1980 they retired and returned to Washington where they built a home on Nesika Bay in Poulsbo. Barbara enjoyed playing golf and bridge as well as tending her flowers and boating and fishing with Warren. Barbara worked with and enjoyed teaching pre-school children throughout the years and was always a child advocate. She and Warren moved across the sound in 1988 to live at Emerald Heights, a senior living facility. Barbara's husband preceded her in death by eight years. She is also preceded by her two sisters Jane Baker and Kate Taylor. All three sisters were members of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the U of W and enjoyed having that in common throughout the years. Barbara is survived by her son and daughter, six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In lieu or flowers, donations may be made in Barbara's name to First Place, P.O. Box 22536, Seattle WA 98122.



Barbara Zimmerman

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



Betty Anderson

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



Beverly Jean (Carlson) Call

Beverly Jean (Carlson) CALL Beverly Jean Call passed away peacefully with her family in attendance on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at the age of 76 at home in Bellevue, Washington. She fought a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Myrtle Carlson of Wilder, Idaho. She is survived by her husband, Dwight Call of Bellevue, Washington, daughters Deborah Call of Renton, Washington and Lisa Hawk (Howard) of Medina, Washington, son Gregory Call (Carolyn) of Oakland, California and five wonderful grandchildren. In addition she is survived by her sister Gayle Neumann (Werner) of Lynnwood, Washington and her brother Larry Carlson (Annette) of Caldwell, Idaho. Beverly was born November 11, 1934 in Caldwell, Idaho. She grew up on the family farm in Wilder, Idaho and graduated from Wilder High School in 1952. Attending the University of Idaho for 4 years, she graduated in 1956 with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. During her junior year she met Dwight Call who then was a student at Washington State University. Beverly and Dwight married in September 1955 and both graduated in 1956. Their first jobs took them to Portland, Oregon where Beverly taught school for one year in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The focus then moved on to becoming an active mother and expert on moving. For 15 years she was responsible for organizing and moving their family many times as her husband was pursuing his career with Westin Hotels. In 1971 the family settled and remained in Bellevue. Beverly excelled at motherhood and parenting and was always active in the schooling of her children and the school system itself. Always finding time for her community, she was active for many years in the Overlake Service League and the Friendship Circle among other organizations. She enjoyed life to the fullest and exuded joy and happiness in everyday living. A big part of her life was entertaining family and friends. Much of this took place in the summer at the Cabin on the shore of Lake Cavanaugh 90 minutes North of Bellevue. She was also active in the La Paloma community in Tucson during the winter enjoying golf, bridge and other activities with family and friends. She also enjoyed travel with her husband visiting places both near and far. Her grace, smile and easy way will be missed by her family and friends. An informal celebration of her life will take place at Overlake Country Club, 8000 NE 16th Street, Medina, on March 5 beginning at 3 pm with a reception to follow. The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 801 Broadway, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98122.



Brandon Kent Leach

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



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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



Charles (Chuck) R. Nelson

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

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



Charlotte Schindel Whipple

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Charlotte Schindel Whipple was born September 16, 1912, in Hotchkiss, CO to parents, Jesse T. and Mary J. Reynolds. She passed away February 17, 2011. Charlotte was one of four children; her siblings were Vivian L. Reynolds McCormick, Jesse T. Reynolds Jr. and Marry Reynolds Whipple, all deceased.



Cheryl Stonecipher

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

Oct. 17, 1946 - Feb. 18, 2011 



Clifford A. DeRosier Sr.

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



Cody Dezellem

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:00 PM

Cody Dezellem passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital. He was born August 11, 1984, to Stuart and Raelynn Dezellem at Omak, WA. Cody was raised in Bridgeport, WA, where he graduated high school in 2003. He was involved in many school clubs and activities, including FBLA, FFA and Honor Society.



Consuelo Elisa Pruneda Falcon

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

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



Consuelo Elsia Pruneda Falcon

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

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



Corwin Thomas Slentz

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



Cox, Thomas B.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

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




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Saturday, February 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Anima Bose, 85, of Pullman, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at a Pullman adult family home of age related causes. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is handling the arrangements. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Betty J. Askins

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:00 AM 

Betty J. Askins, 88, a longtime Pullman resident and retired Pullman School Teacher, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at the High Gate Senior Living Center in Yakima, Wash., of age related causes. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is caring for the family. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Betty Jean Askins

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



DEATH NOTICE: M. Clinton Illi

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



DEATH NOTICE: Norman Soncarty

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



Darold E. Wells

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

Darold E. Wells, 89, of Olympia, WA, passed away January 31, 2011, at Providence St. Peter's Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born in Chelan, WA on October 19, 1921, to Jeter and Leila (Griffith) Wells. He was third, in a family of eight children. He grew up on a ranch near Okanogan, WA. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII.



David C. Favor

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



Death Notice - 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



Delva L. Litwiller

Delva L. Litwiller, 90, died February 19, 2011, in Oak Harbor, WA., There will be a Funeral Service to celebrate her life on February 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Langley. Graveside will follow at the Langley Woodmen Cemetery.



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, 67, of Ronald, WA, died February 18 of Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Richardton, ND July 27, 1943 and attended Bothell High graduating in 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.



Dionis Agustin

Dionis "Dan" Agustin of Ferndale passed away on Tues., Feb. 22nd. He was 53, born December 29, 1957. Visitation will be held on Sat, February 26th from 8:30-10AM, with a funeral service to follow at 10AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thornton Rd, Ferndale. Moles-Greenacres Funeral Home & Memorial Park



Don "Frosty" Frostad

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

Don Frostad, 68, died peacefully on February 4, 2011, from pneumonia at the end of a lengthy hospital stay. He was born and raised in Wenatchee, WA, moving his family to the Bellevue area in 1972. Don passed away in the perfect circle of love felt by his adored daughters, Amy, Kirsten, Alix and Jody; and his wife, Jeanne, the love of his life, partner and best friend for over 47 years.



Donna Winter-Zipf

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

Jan. 8, 1956 - Feb. 2011 



Dorothy Rose Clemetson

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

March 16, 1928 – Feb. 19, 2011



Dulcie Milne

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




Eugene "Gene" Arthur Rohner, 86, died Friday morning at Garden Courte Alzheimer's Facility, Olympia, Washington. He had been a resident at the home for about six years., Gene was born in rural Minnesota Lake, Minnesota, May 3, 1924 to Edward and Hattie Rohner, and grew up with siblings, Kathleen, and three brothers, Myrle, Robert and Dean, on the family farm., After high school Gene headed to Seattle to work as a Draftsman supporting the, effort, and subsequently volunteered for military service in the Marines., He soon met Eileen "Reggy" Livingston in Seattle and they married while he was at Camp Pendleton, in Oceanside, California. He served his country with honor and distinction as a 5th Division Marine while seeing action in the South Pacific, notably Iwo Jima., After the war he left the Marines but re-entered military service becoming a Corps of Engineering-Army Officer, retiring twenty years later at the rank of Major., He and his family traveled extensively during those twenty years while serving in Okinawa, Virginia, England, Germany, Missouri, South Korea, Vietnam, retiring while at Ft. Lewis, Washington., Gene's second career served his adopted Washington State as a Regional Director of State Parks, retiring after 17 years of service. His love of nature, which included fishing and hunting and RVing fit well with his work at Washington State Parks. For Gene it was a labor of love. He always enjoyed traveling, each autumn heading out with Reggy in their RV to explore a new part of the county, after the summer park visitors had departed for the year., Gene's survivors include his wife Reggy, brother Dean, four children; John (wife Lynn) of Federal Way, Allen of Everett, Mrs. Bonny Burgin (husband Terry) of Olympia, Ms Marie Hurst and son-in-law Curtis Hurst of Bothell, grandchildren; Mrs. Condee Wood (husband Keegan), Sage Holbrook (wife Natalie), Ryan Hurst, Ms Julie Rohner, Andrew Hurst and Ms Randi Barrett. He also leaves four great-grand-children, Cole, Jakob, Alexia, and Caden., He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kathleen Newman, brothers Myrle, and Robert, and beloved daughter Mrs. Cheryl Barrett., Funeral services and VA Honor Guard ceremony will be held February 19, 2011 at 10:00 am, at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, Washington, 98036.



Edna Emma (Liebrecht) Duncan

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematorySUNNYSIDE - Edna Emma (Liebrecht) Duncan, 80, Sunnyside resident passed away on February 18, 2011 in Sunnyside after a long struggle with emphysema, chronic obstructive pul



Edna Mae (Logsdon) Marantos

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Edward F. "Red" Baasch

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

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



Ellen V. Withers

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

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



Elwin F. Anderson

Elwin F. Anderson, 91, of Everett, WA passed away February 19, 2011., A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, February 26 at Evergreen Memorial Park, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 215 West Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett.



Erma Jean Cooper

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



Esther Mae Steffey

Esther Mae STEFFEY Esther Mae Steffey would have been 92 on March 9, born in 1919. She graduated to Heaven on Feb. 10, 2011, with her family by her side in Everett Wash. A memorial service was held February 14 at Crossroads Assembly of God church, Lynnwood Wash., where donations are gladly welcomed there.She was born in Seattle to Clinton and Delia Herwick. She graduated from Edmonds high school, and worked in public schools,food service. She was married to Lawrence Steffey, who preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters and spouse, Carol and Jim Conro and Judi and Bob Hulliger, Grandchildren: Kim and DanSrack, Karen and Brian Bales, Heidi Johnson and Wayne, Kris and Margaret Browne, and Mike and Kellie Browne, Great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kaitlyn, Mackenzie, Kelly, Macray, Kyle, Kevin, Jacob, Matthew, Taylor, Sam and Ben, and 1 great-great, Asher. She was a dedicated Mom and Nana, who devoted her life to The Lord, and her church. She has made that great transition to her heavenly home.



Florence M. Mitchell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Francisca O. Chavez

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

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



Frank Laufer

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

Aug. 26, 1929 - Feb. 13, 2011 



Frank Newman

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




Jo was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, on February 16, 1929, to Clyde and Bea Garlow. When she was six years old, they moved to Elkins, West Virginia, where she lived and attended school. In 1944, with her family, she moved to Ellensburg, Washington, where she met and fell in love with John Hawthorne. They were married on February 14, 1948, and farmed in the Woldale area on Reecer Creek Road, until John passed away on February 3, 1976, at age 52. Jo later sold the farm in 1984 and moved to Ellensburg. Jo sold Avon for 18 years, was a hostess at Perkins Restaurant for 5 years and worked at Berry's department store for 10 years as manager in the children's department. After retiring in 1992, she moved to the Tri-Cities to be closer to her daughters., Jo is survived by her three children: Dan (Sherry) Hawthorne, Vancouver, Washington, Carol (Larry) Henifin, Richland, Washington, and Cindy Chapton, Richland, Washington; five grandchildren, Jennifer Chapton, John Henifin, Alana Henifin, Bryant Hawthorne and Kallen Hawthorne Gatherer; brother, Eugene (Polly) Garlow, Beckley, West Virginia; nephews, Steven and Kevin Garlow, Beckley, West Virginia; nieces, Patty Whitman, Seattle, and Susan (Jim) Hanson, Ellensburg; Jo's Very Special friend Vince Graaff, Ellensburg., Proceeding her in death are her beloved husband, John, parents Clyde and Bea Garlow, in-laws, Bert and Clara Hawthorne and Marge and Bill Nevins.




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



Gus Simard

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

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



Hawthorne, Glenna "Jo" (Garlow)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 AM 

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



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



Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu

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



In Memory of Norma Thompson

Monday, February 21, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



In loving memory of Alice (Bromfield) Curtis

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Ira Seth Zimmerman

Passed away February 21, 2011 after a long illness. Ira was born October 20, 1932 in Harrison, Nebraska to Charlie and Zella (Howell) Zimmerman. He was their fourth of six children. He served as a teleman in the Navy during the, . He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly (Gaer); nine of his 12 children: Samuel, Melody, Penny, Timothy, Thomas, Tracy, Tammy, Tanya and Terra; 42 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Marlene and sons Steven and Daniel. He loved learning, camping, sports and above all his family. He served the Lord in many capacities throughout his life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a great example to his family of enduring to the end and appreciating everything and knowing the Lord loves and knows you. Visitation will be Friday 10-5 at Heritage and Funeral Service 11:30AM Saturday February 26th at Bowdish Ward LDS Church, 4019 S. Bowdish Rd.



Irene Marie Anglin

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




Being the daughter of a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, Jane lived in many places all over the world while growing up, including Japan and the Philippines. Although she will profess she was a 'southern girl', she has spent the last 30 years in the state of Washington. She married Jonathan Wiles on August 9,1982, in Longview, WA., Jane received her bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and her master's degree from Auburn University. She could never lose when the Alabama teams were winning football. She studied and received her degrees in education, but spent many years exploring various other career opportunities, from owning a bar to working in nuclear power plants., Jane finally returned to education in 1990 and when her family moved to the Tri-City area in 1993, she began working at Hanford High School. She worked in the Special Education Resource Room for 18 years while at Hanford. Jane's one true passion was teaching. She was tough when it came to holding a student accountable, but always went the extra mile to encourage and help those young men and women who wanted to learn. Jane was involved with many student clubs, including Junior Statesman of America, Knowledge Bowl, and People to People. She loved a good adventure, and spent the last 10 years traveling to Europe and Australia every summer with high school students.




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




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Jack Franklin Mivshek

Jack Mivshek passed away at his home on Saturday, February 19th, 2011. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mivshek, in 2002. Jack leaves behind his son, John Mivshek of Pinedale, Wyoming; his daughters, Kathy Larsen of Winlock, WA and Tina Mivshek of Vancouver, WA; brothers, Jerry of Rock Springs, WY, Bill of Colorado; sisters, Geraldine of Virginia, Mary (Mitzi) of Colorado and Ann of Illinois; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild., Jack worked for Al Angelo Construction and had his own construction company named Trails End Builders. Jack enjoyed gambling, traveling, visiting his grandchildren, and bowling., Funeral memorial Mass will be on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with a reception following., Please sign the Guest Book at



Jack L Starr

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

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James Stephen Weeks

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



Jana J. Johnson

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



Jane Leanderson

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



Jean (Genevieve) SINGH

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



Jean Elizabeth Moore

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Jeanette Marion

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryOn February 10, 2011, Jeanette Marion made her courageous journey home. She was born on September 9, 1919 to Fred and Sadie Matthias in to a family of eight children. She grew u



Jeffery C. Wetzel

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



John Peter DUPLICA

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



Juanita Caroline "Tootsie" Krusoff

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Justin Wayne Edgbert

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Karl Steven Quentin Sawatzki

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

1956 – 2008



Kathleen Anne (Kathy) Spradling

Kathleen (Kathy) Anne SPRADLING Age 86, passed away February 22, 2011 at her home in Ballard Manor. Born 1925 in Escanaba, Michigan, she spent her younger years in the upper mid-west before moving to Seattle in the late 1940's. Kathy loved Ballard and was a longtime resident, moving there in 1963. She was very active in the Ballard Eagles No. 172 Auxiliary, serving as President multiple times and as a State Officer. She was also a member and Past President of the Ballard Elks Emblem Club No. 216. She loved to play and call BINGO, spending many hours at the Ballard Senior Center. But most of all what she really loved was to be hugged, by EVERYBODY!!! She is survived by: daughters, Nancy and Jean;son E.J.; grandchildren, Gary, Kathy, Kevin and Alisa; and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: brothers, Jim, Tom and Mickey; sisters, Marjorie and Judy; husbands, Wayne and Earl. Services will be at Wiggins and Sons, 2003 NW 57th, in Ballard on Friday (today), February 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Medic One Foundation.



Kathryn Izora "Kay" Pulliam

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



Kathy (Hatmaker) Hankins

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 PM 

Kathy (Hatmaker) Hankins, 63, was called home to the Lord on Friday, February 11, 2011. She was born in Leavenworth, WA on January 16, 1948. Kathy was raised in Leavenworth with three brothers, graduating high school in 1966. She attended Northwest Bible College, then Deaconess School of Nursing in Wenatchee, WA and became a Registered Nurse in 1970.



Keiva Elin Williams

Keiva was born August 18, 1958, and died February 14, 2011., She leaves behind her partner of 11 years Patty Tompkins and her heart children Eddy, Brent, JJ and Brittaney as well as endless members of Family of Choice and friends., She enjoyed fishing, camping, antique shopping and grilling on the BBQ. A Service in her honor will be held 1:00PM Saturday February 26, 2011 at the Body of Christ Church in Tacoma.



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 



Kileigh Shay Moses

Kileigh is survived by parents, Tanyaree McClellan and William Moses; sisters, Emily McClellan, Ma'kylah McClellan, Ranika Jimicum, Dominak Moses, Monique Moses, Mary Moses, Debra Moses and Julene Williams; grandmothers, Nancy McClellan and Johanna Moses; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Ronald McClellan, Sr. and Robert Moses, Sr., Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Ave. Marysville with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery, Tulalip.



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



LaVerne Ethla Hunt

LaVerne Ethla Hunt, 97, of Richland passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011, at Life Care Center of Richland. She was born on February 17, 1914, in Alice, ND, to Mr. and Mrs. Irving Littlefield. She was raised on a farm and went to a country school and graduated from Alice High School., LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, four brothers and two sisters.



Larry Johnson

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Leonard J. Durrenberger Jr.

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Lloyd A. Berkheimer

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

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



Lois M. Campbell

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Lyle Luellen

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

Sept. 27, 1938 - Feb. 19, 2011 



Lyndsy M. Sansaver

There is not a day that goes by that I don't wish you were here. I still hold our conversations very close to my heart. I don't want our memories to fade from my heart. Sometimes I still hear your voice late at night telling me that you are sorry that you left that night, but don't worry Lyndsy I'll be all right as I have three grandchildren to keep me busy through the night.



Lyndsy Marie Sansaver

We love you and miss you more. 




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Marci Barton

Marcella "Marci" Louise Jones Barton passed away at her home in Machias, WA, February 21, 2011., She was born December 19, 1957 to Howell W. "Bill" Jones and Patricia Jarnigan Jones., Marci felt great joy from opening her heart and home to all. She gave endlessly of her time and love, acting as a true matriarch to all in need. Taking care of every detail, she truly was the "Camp Director" holding her extended family together. She will be missed greatly by all whose lives she touched., Marci also enjoyed time with family at the casino and felt a special bond with her mother there. She loved Butterfinger bars and was rarely seen without a diet Pepsi. She often donated blood and was a proud organ donor., Marci is survived by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth Allen Barton. Together they raised five children, Travis (wife, Tracie), Trent Barton, Tana Wheatley (husband, Alex), Kenny and Ashley Barton. She is also survived by her father, Bill; siblings, Tom Jones (wife, Becky), Jani Jones Abe (husband, Bob), and Brad Jones (wife, Bea); as well as her four grandchildren, Tyson, Ryan, Emily and Owen, who were a highlight of her life., Marci was a second mother and very special aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was always the go to person when her family needed someone to care for their kids. She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Jennifer Whitehead, Nora Feet, William Jones, Brian May, Debbie Shearer, Kim-Abe Gunter, Alisha Jones, Colby Jones and Reese Jones. Great-nieces, Erin Whitehead and Kayla Clifton; great-nephews, Ben Whitehead, and Jaron Feet, were also loved by her beyond words., She was especially close to her extended family of cousins, The Zabells, of Snohomish, Koetje's, of Stanwood, Houck family, of Oregon, Tim Crowley and Patty Houck, of California, Roxanne Honcoop, of Oregon, David Jarnigan, of Marysville and Pam Jarnigan, of Edmonds. Her aunts Myrna (husband, Bill) Lucas and family and Audrey Kellerman and family were a great part of her life. She is gone too soon., Marci was predeceased by her mother, Patricia; and infant son, Randy Michael Barton., Marci lived her entire life in Snohomish, graduating from Snohomish High in 1976 and spent 32 years working for GTE/Verizon before retiring in May, 2010., Friends and family are invited to make donations to Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children's Hospital., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 26, at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish, WA.



Margene Mary Weber

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

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



Marilyn Bown

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

March 30, 1947 - Feb. 20, 2011 



Marvin J. Vandersloot

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

November 23, 1935 – February 15, 2011



Mary Anne Hanson

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



Mary McDonald

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

Aug. 19, 1950 - Feb. 18, 2011 



May, Marilyn

Friday, February 18, 2011 1:00 AM 

Marilyn Jean May, January 19, 1947 – January 29, 2011 Marilyn age 64 passed away at home in Kittitas, WA with her loving daughter .....



Mervin Eaton

Mervin EATON Mervin Eaton, 75, a dedicated engineer, avid sailor, creative square dancer and admirer of natural wonders passed away January 30th in Kauai in the arms of Ruth, his loving wife of 52 years. He also leaves behind his children: Don (Cindy), Doug (Randi), Laura (Kevin) Anderson, and Eric plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Spring square dance will be held in celebration of his life. Donations can be made to NW Kidney Center, Seattle Hospice, Virginia Mason Foundation, or Kauai Hospice all of whom provided care and support during his long illness bringing comfort to his family. Sign Merv's on-line Guest Book at



Michelle L. (Schuldt) Mason

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Michelle L. (Schuldt) Mason, born January 29, 1957, died as the result of a fatal car accident December 17, 2010. She lived most of her life in the Lake Chelan Valley. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, 208 Nixon Street, Chelan, WA.



Mildred Palmer

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 7, 1922 - Feb. 17, 2011 



Miller, Maxine L. (Lynch)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

Maxine L. Miller, of Ellensburg, WA, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011, on her 90th birthday. Maxine was born in Kittitas on Feb. 15, 1921 .....



Norma Alice (Dybdahl) Larson

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



Norma J. Tangeman

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



Norman Howe

Norm Howe, 77, of Malo, WA died February 5, 2011., A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 p.m., February 26, 2011 at the Granite Falls Eagles. All are welcome.



OBITUARY: Anima Bose

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Anima Bose (nee Guha) was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), on Aug. 24, 1925, the sixth of nine children. Her parents were from India and her father worked for the British colonial government of Burma. At school-going age she was sent to live with an aunt's family in Assam, India, so she could attend an Indian [...]



OBITUARY: Brandon Kent Leach

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: Constance 'Connie' D. Johnson

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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



OBITUARY: James 'Jim' Paul Lincoln

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

James "Jim" Paul Lincoln passed away Feb. 10, 2011, in Bothell, Wash. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 440 N.E. Ash St., Pullman, with Father Jose Millan officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall.Jim was born April 26, 1973, in Fort Collins, Colo. From 1974 to [...]



OBITUARY: 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



Pamela Jane (Thralls) Boesiger

She passionately enjoyed researching her geneology, renovating her craftsman home, reading and singing.



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 Gail Schille

Patricia Gail SCHILLE August 3, 1936 ~ February 20, 2011 Memorial: 2/26/2011 at Flintoft's Funeral Home, Issaquah, WA.



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, Mar 6 at Pacific Regent, 919 - 109th Ave. NE, Bellevue. Private internment at St Thomas Episcopal Church. Donations may be sent to the American Red Cross or to Washington Talking Books and Braille Library, 2021 - 9th Ave., Seattle 98121. Arrangements made by A Sacred Moment, Inc.



Phyllis L. Ehrhardt

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

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



Quest C. Allen

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




Born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1919, she grew up in the Chicago area where she met the man she would eventually marry, John D. 'Jack' Zimmerlin. After Jack enlisted in the army and was temporarily stationed in the Presidio in San Francisco in 1942, Ruth and Jack quickly arranged to marry before Jack had to ship out for duty in the South Pacific in World War II., After the war, Ruth and Jack lived in Oak Park, Illinois. They had four children: Judy, Sally, Dan and Jim. A few years after the last of the kids was born, Jack got a job opportunity in California and he and Ruth moved to the San Francisco Bay area. They bought a home in Orinda in 1959, and had a wonderful 47 years of marriage before Jack passed away in 1989., Following Jack's death, Ruth thought her life was pretty much over ... but fate had a little surprise for her. Through her involvement with the Orinda Community Church, Ruth met Rudy Monosmith ... who had also recently lost his spouse. Ruth and Rudy quickly hit it off, and what happened next was a wonderful period of Ruth's life that she simply never anticipated. Ruth and Rudy married in 1990 and the following years were among the best that Ruth ever experienced ... including trips all around the world. They had 15 years together before Rudy passed away., Following Rudy's death, Ruth moved out of the home where she had lived for over forty years and in to an assisted living facility in Moraga, California. In April of 2009, she moved to the Callaway Gardens special care center in Kennewick, in order to be closer to her daughter, Judy Klaustermeyer, who lives in the Tri-City area.



Ray L. Fowler

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

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



Raymond A. Delfino

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



Raymond Edward Guenther

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



Richard "Dick" LeRoy Wilson

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

Moles Family Funeral HomesBIRCH BAY - Richard "Dick" LeRoy Wilson, retired MSG US Army, has retired from this life and has gone on to live with his Heavenly Father, his father, his mother and his young son. Richard was 



Richard "Rick" Akins

Passed away at his home in Spokane, February 13, 2011. He was born in Spokane, WA to Joseph and Eunice Akins on March 24, 1960. From an early age Richard had a love for electronics and how they worked. After attending Gonzaga Prep and North Central High School he received several degrees and certificates from Spokane Technical Institute, ITT Tech, and Spokane Community College, often ending up on the honor list for accomplishments. His knowledge took him in several directions in communications, HVAC tech, steam fitting, and computer science and technology. He worked many years at Cox Cable and G&B Property Management, operated his own company Akins HVAC/Mechanical, and lastly was employed at Spokane School District 81 as one of their head technicians. Rich also had a lifetime attraction to Priest Lake where he grew up at his family's cabin. Later in life he would return often to go camping with his kids and friends on the islands. Richard is survived by his parents Eunice Chase, father Joe Sr., and Marilyn Akins (Rich's other mom), Richard's forever best friend Lori Akins, sons Kenneth and Collen Akins, brothers Joe Jr. and Sharon Akins, John and Cathy Akins and Pat and Terri Akins, and one granddaughter. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 26th at Heritage Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.



Richard McInerney

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



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Rodrigo Baladad Sr.

Rodrigo BALADAD Sr. Rodrigo Baladad Sr passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Feb 22, 2011. He died at the age of 68, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born Aug 5, 1942 in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines and moved to the US in Jan 1970. He retired from the USPS after 32 yrs of service. He is survived by his wife Aida, sister Carmelita, his children Rowena (Uriel) and Rodrigo Jr (Caroline), and grandchildren Darrion, Azriel, Gia, and Shanaya. He will be dearly missed by family & friends. Memorial service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056 on Fri. Feb. 25th 2pm-7pm and Sat. Feb 26th 9am-5pm. Burial service will be held Sun. Feb 27th 11am-12pm.



Roger Brent Musgrove

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Russell Leonard Vicars

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



Ruth Elizabeth Gest

Passed away on February 18, 2011. Ruth was born on July 20, 1914 in Lacombe, Albert, Canada to Walter and Anna Siemers. As a young girl she moved with her family to Green Bluff, WA. She married Walter Gest in 1932. They raised four children in Spokane, WA. She is survived by one son, William Gest of Colbert, WA; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Rumbolz of Fife, WA; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; sons, Donald and Frederick; daughter, Marian; brothers, Ed, Ray, Paul, and Fred; and sister, Margaret. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park. Ruth's family would like to thank Royal Plaza Assisted Living and Royal Park Care Center for their special care.



Shelly Jones

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

Nov. 17, 1950 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Shirley Piquette

Shirley PIQUETTE Age 72 of Federal Way Washington passed away on 02/23/2011.She was born in Flippin, AK on06/12/1938. She was survived by children Paul Kautzman, Bridget Kautzman, and Teresa Schneider. Along with 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was loved and will be greatly missed.



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.



Theodore "Ted" Lambie

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



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.




Meanwhile, her father took a job on the Manhattan Project, and the family moved to the Tri-Cities; Ginger followed in 1945. She settled in Richland where she married Ben Krepsky only to tragically lose him shortly into their marriage. She then met and fell in love with Rueben Knirck. Rueben and Ginger were married on February 26, 1949, in Couer d'Alene, Idaho, spent the next 61 years together, and raised three children (Bill, Sandi, and Karen)., Rueben's long career at GE involved frequent transfers, which meant that he and Ginger were able to live in a variety of places in the United States and abroad. They spent most of their lives in Richland, but also lived in Alabama, upstate New York, and Louisiana, as well as spending two stints in Spain in the early 1970s and early 1980s. Ginger enjoyed living in Spain, and made many lifelong friends there. She and Rueben also traveled to Italy and Germany while in Europe, and their house remained decorated with mementos acquired during their time in Spain., Despite frequent moves, Ginger also had a career of her own, as she worked at (or 'ran' as she liked to say) various doctors' offices, Fischbach Lord, and the Athens Courier; but her favorite job was as the women's clothing buyer at the Bon Marche in downtown Richland, a job that suited her charming and engaging personality. While at The Bon, she traveled to fashion markets in New York and Los Angeles to obtain the latest women's styles and clothing lines for the shoppers of Richland. Ginger was a great saleswoman, and convinced many a buyer that they absolutely needed that dress. Having been a cancer survivor, she was also a volunteer at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center., Ginger always considered Richland her home, and was glad to return when Rueben retired in 1986. In retirement, Ginger enjoyed square dancing, snow skiing, cards (poker and bridge), bingo, bowling, golf (wielding a mean Ginty 9- wood), shopping, fishing. She was also a huge fan of All My Children and was proud to tell her friends and family that she had been watching since 'the very first episode!' She and Rueben also enjoyed occasional casino trips, visits with Karen at the lake, stays with Sandi in Mukilteo, and spending time with her best friend, Edna. Always the life of the party, wherever Ginger went, fun followed., Ginger also derived much joy from, and loved to brag about, her eight amazing grandchildren: Jason (and Mari) Knirck, Amie (and David) Waters, Stacey (and Paul) Morrison, Tyson (and Hayley) Bushnell, Michael (and Elizabeth) Parker, Daniel Schmidt (and Jenn), Jocelyn (and Nat) Roe, and Sarah Schmidt. Her eyes would sparkle when she visited with, and spoke of, her fourteen great-grandchildren: Justin, Kendra, Riley, Ethan, T.J., Lila, Kylee, Rian, Kyla, Hayden, Mackenzie, Derrek, Beau, and Dylan., In addition to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she is survived by her daughters Sandi (and Richard) Schmidt, and Karen (and Jim) Parker; and her daughter-in-law Teresa Knirck. She is also survived by her younger sister Sharon (and Rowland) Griffith, sister-in-law Joyce (Marion) Blank, brother-inlaw Doug Knirck, sister-in-law Marion Morey, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Rueben, her dear son Bill, her sister Betty Snorf, and her parents.



Vance Gere Jr.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Veramae "Charmaine" Hudon

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

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



Violet Mann

VIOLET LILLIAN MANN October 22, 1923 ~ February 18, 2011 "Heaven will never be the same with her "I-can't-breathe-anymore" laughter." Violet Mann of Vancouver, WA, went home to be with the Lord on Fri., Feb. 18, 2011. She was born to Frank and Frieda Legato in 1923 in eastern Montana where she grew up with two sisters and three brothers. The family moved to Vancouver where Vi went to work in the shipyards as a burner., She met and married John Mann and moved to Iowa where their son, Ron, was born. In 1952 they returned to Vancouver where Violet worked for Kaiser Permanente for 30+ years., After retiring from Kaiser she went to work in her church office., "I can still remember the sound of her high heels on the slate floors as she collected the Sunday school attendance books." Violet loved to work in the yard and make banquet sized dinners for friends and family. Her greatest desire was to be with her close friends and family in heaven for eternity., She is survived by her son, Ron Mann and his wife, Debbie; grandsons, Christopher and Sean Mann; brother, Norman Legato; and many nieces, nephews and their families., I dare not forget her many lady friends who gave comfort and support, and to them I say, "God bless you for sharing your love with such a loving soul!", Violet was preceded in death by her husband, John; sisters, Virginia and Cecelia; and brothers, Albert and Robert. They are united again., There will be a viewing at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Fri., Feb. 25 from noon to 9:00 p.m. and cryptside service on Sat., Feb. 26 at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held at the First Evangelical Church, 4120 NE St. Johns Rd., on Sat., Feb. 26 at 1:00 p.m., Please sign Violet's guest book at:




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



Wayne A. Davis

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



William Brown Hatfield

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



William and Doris Jean Rasmussen

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

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