Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/01/2011


 

ALAN PATRICK MEYER

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


 


 

Adolph "Ed" Steinmasel

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Alice (Green) Smith Northrup

Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:00 PM

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


 


 

Allan C. Gardner

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


 


 

Alvin Irving Leveton

Alvin Irving Leveton, 82, longtime resident of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 22, 2011. He was born March 5, 1928 in Portland, OR to Louis and Rebecca Leveton., Alvin served in the U.S. Army during the occupation of Japan., He earned his Master's degree and taught at Lewis Jr. High and was a counselor the last 12 years. He retired after 30 years in 1982., Alvin was known as the "walker". In his earlier years, he walked as much as 10 miles a day. Later in his life, he made sure he got his 10,000 steps in a day. Alvin was also known as the candy man by many waitresses and salespeople and anyone he met. He gave chocolates to brighten everyone's day., Alvin is survived by his daughter, Charlene; sons, Dennis (Holly), Bruce, and Larry (Trish); 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Don (Jan)., He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Harriet Leveton; and his sister, Evelyn., Memorial services will be held Wed., March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Donations may be sent to the, or the, Please sign Alvin's guest book at:


 


 

Andrew Byron Nelson

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

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


 


 

Anne Norene (Cannon) Morrow

Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Arthur Feroglia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

BARBARA CHRISTOFFERSON

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BETTY L. SCHALETZKE

Betty L. Schaletzke, age 78, passed away February 27, 2011 at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, WA., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.


 


 

Baard B. Farevaag

Baard B. FAREVAAG Baard passed away February 24, 2011. Baard was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States when he was 25 years old. Baard is survived by his wife Colleen, his two children Erik and Erin and numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Evergreen Hospice Services. 12822-24th Lane NE Kirkland, WA 98034.


 


 

Baasch, Edward F. "Red"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

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


 


 

Beverly Jean (Carlson) Call

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


 


 

Bonnie Jean Shanda

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bonnie Jean Shanda, 74, of Malaga (Three Lakes), WA, was an extraordinary woman, who found meaning in the service of others and through active participation in her community, both as a professional and as a volunteer. Her unforgettable strength-of-will carried her through five bouts of cancer. She was passionate about serving the littlest to the oldest.


 


 

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.


 


 

Bruce A. Whippo

Bruce A. WHIPPO Born March 22, 1947, Dad died unexpectedly on February 23, 2011. Dad was the first of four children born to Harold and Peggy Whippo. He graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1964 and went on to earn his BA in Zoology/Economics, Airline Transport Pilot with CFMEI and eventually a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Washington. Dad was a pilot and flight instructor, teaching at Galvin Aviation and a Caravan Pilot for FedEx and Empire Airlines. He was also employed by National Charter Network flying lifeguard operations. For 3 years he was employed by Cessna Aircraft Company as their NW Regional Manager. He is survived by his wife (Jo) of 33 years, daughters Wendy (Darrin) and Ashleigh, granddaughters Laurel and Jacquelyn, mother Peggy, brothers Scott (Olga) and Vance, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition, Dad leaves behind many life-long friends worldwide. He is preceded in death by father Harold and Sister Sherry. He will be remembered for his hospitality, passion for aviation and love of animals. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Vincent de Paul, located in Federal Way, Friday March 4, at 1030 a.m. A graveside service will be held Saturday March 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery located in Shoreline. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the ASPCA. Sign Bruce's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.


 


 

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


 


 

CAROL LEWIS

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CLOVIS MCWILLIS

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Colleen Anne Sherlock

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Consuelo Elisa Pruneda Falcon

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

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


 


 

Cox, Thomas B.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 AM 

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


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Carlton 'Carl' Schroeder

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Daphne Silha

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Daphne Silha of Moscow died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, while visiting family in Kentucky. She was 92. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Eddie D. Meier

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: M. Clinton Illi

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

DEWEY TUGGLE Jr.

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Daniel R. Sjolund Sr.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Daniel Ray Sjolund, Sr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away February 12, 2011, with his family at his side. Daniel was born November 27, 1950, at Prosser, WA to Robert Douglas and Grace Gertrude (Gravelle) Sjolund. The family returned to Minnesota, where Daniel was raised. He learned to fish, trap and hunt.


 


 

Darlene K. Steele

Of Newman Lake, passed away Thursday February 24, 2011 at home with her family. She was born May 23, 1941 in Orofino, ID. She is survived by her husband, Charles, of 43 years; sons: Reece and Dale Harrison; daughters: Celestine Kloehn and Connie Smith; brothers: James and Larry Berges; five grandchildren, and many devoted friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Celestine Berges; and her brother, Ron Berges. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cancer Care Northwest, 12615 E. Mission Ave., Spokane, WA 99216. A memorial service will be held at 12pm on Friday March 4th at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way.


 


 

Darren Edward Owens

Darren Edward Owens, 40 of Snohomish, WA, passed away on February 22, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Everett, . Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory. 


 


 

David Billeter Walz

David Billeter WALZ In loving memory. Born in Rexburg Idaho Jan 29, l934 and left this life Jan 10th. He is survived by 4 sisters, 1 brother, his wife, 6 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Childhood spent on the farm taught him a great work ethic which he passed on well. Dave served in the US Navy, graduated from Ricks College and worked as a draftsman at Boeing. His work with the Morman Church, Boy Scouts, and home remodeling benefited many. He was laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery on Jan 28th. Memorial services were held Jan 29th. He is missed.


 


 

David Drew Summerlin

On Tuesday February, 22nd, 2011, The Lord Jesus, Christ opened his arms, and enfolded David Drew, Summerlin. He was born, September 6, 1963 in, Monroe, WA to Robert and, Kay Summerlin. David grew, up in Deer Park and enjoyed, drama through high school;, he was also very involved in, martial arts. As David was growing up, he helped on the family Christmas Tree farm as well as working with his father as Foresters., David enjoyed time on his Dad's boat, especially in the San Juans with Josh and his Dad. He and his father spent many happy days doing carpentry work. Their recent work was rebuilding a "Chalet: in the hills in Springdale where they would be visited by the moose, deer, turkeys, and fortunately didn't see the bear or bobcat., David is survived by his daughter, Rachel Dehn; parents, Robert and Kay Summerlin; sisters, Debra Peale, (Mike), DeAnne Adams, (Robert); nephew, Joshua Adams Matheson, and niece LaRena Adams. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 2pm, at the First Baptist Church in Deer Park, 1200 E Crawford St, Deer Park, WA, 99006.


 


 

Death Nothice - Sandra Brinson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 6, 1939 - Feb. 28, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Angeline Striegl

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

Oct. 20, 1915 - Feb. 25, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Evelyn Richardson

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

Feb. 25, 1930 - Feb. 27, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Irene Bothwell

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

June 14, 1915 - Feb. 23, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Jose Miramontes

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

Mar 9, 1910 - Feb. 25, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Leocadia Contreras

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

Dec. 9, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Randolph Trobaugh

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

May 24, 1954 - Feb. 26, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Steven Tomlinson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 27, 2011 


 


 

Donna E. Thiele

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


 


 

EARL LEE SIMS

Earl Lee Sims, 62 of Yukon, OK passed away on February 23rd, 2011., He was born on February 21st, 1949 in Oklahoma City, OK to Katherine and James Sims., Earl joined the, while still in high school and left for Camp Pendleton immediately after graduation. Upon completion of boot camp, Earl left to serve in Vietnam. Earl was extremely proud to have been a United States Marine and proud to have been a Vietnam Veteran., Earl had a diverse collection of hobbies which included bowling, being a member of the Skagit Valley area Fast Draw Club, Country and Western dancing and serving as a proud member of the, Earl loved to have a good time and was known to many as somewhat of prankster who wouldn't shy away from dressing up like a woman to get a few laughs., Earl is survived by four children and two grandchildren, Priscilla Sims of Nashville, TN, Jared Sims of Lakewood, WA, Riordan Sims (father of Tayshia and Corbin) of Mount Vernon, WA, and Tanis Sims of Mount Vernon, WA., Earl leaves many fond memories with his brothers and their families, Jimmy Sims & wife Doretha of Huntsville, TX, John Sims & wife Charlotte of OKC, Jerry Sims of OKC and Ralph Loper Sr. of Mustang, OK. Earl also leaves many loving memories with his friends in the Skagit Valley area., The friendships and bonds he made there were some of the most important in his life and he treasured them until his final day., Services to celebrate his life will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at the South Colonial Chapel with burial at Rush Springs Cemetery., Arrangements handled by Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary, 6934 South Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73139.


 


 

EUGENE HODGE

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Earlena B. LEWARK

Earlena B. LEWARK Born November 1, 1934 in Douglass. KS. Passed away February 26, 2011 in Federal Way, WA. Beloved mother of Dan, Mike and Chris Lewark; grandmother of Dan, Jr., Janet, Perry, Demitri and Nicholas and sister of Brenda, Lila, and Randy. Funeral service 3:00 PM Friday, March 4, 2011 at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at www.bonneywatson.com.


 


 

Eberhart, Grace Irene (Roark)

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 AM 

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


 


 

Edna Mae (Logsdon) Marantos

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Elke Barbara Tribble

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


 


 

Ernest A. Castino

CASTINO, Ernest A., Passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. Ernest was born on June 16, 1919 in Spokane, WA the youngest of five children., He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1938 and started to work for Brown Industries in 1940. He worked to produce the nation's first all aluminum truck trailer and in 1942 he worked to start producing parts for aircraft for the military and trailers for the US Army. Ernest was the foreman of the press brakes that made the parts for the assemblers. He worked for Aero Liner from 1945 until it closed in 1970. Later Ernest worked for School District 81 and the City of Spokane retiring in 1982 from Artistic Iron. In 1950 he married Vera DeCaro and they enjoyed 54 years together until her passing. Ernest is survived by sons Louis of Brier WA and Al (Kathy) Castino of San Mateo CA; daughter Mary (Connie) Neeley of Goodyear AZ; grandchildren Tracy Stricker and Tony Castino; and great grandson Dylan Stricker. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home 2203 N. Division. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 3, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church 2120 E. First Ave. Donations may be made to Morningstar Boys Ranch P.O. Box 8087 Spokane, WA 99203. Please sign Ernest's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:


 


 

Ernest C. Reiberg Sr.

Ernest C. Reiberg, Sr., 94, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully Wed., Feb. 23, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago, IL to Adolph and Helen (Gnapp) Reiberg Aug. 26, 1916., In 1942, Uncle Sam called and he enlisted in the, Air Force. He served in, in the European Theatre., In 1947 he married the love of his life, Marian Seidl in Chicago. Together they came to Washington and he went to work for the SP & S/BNSF Railroad, retiring after 30 years of service., Ernest enjoyed his cars, bicycles and walking until he was in his 90's. He also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family and watching westerns. He loved Reno bus trips with the Lechtenberg's and road trips to Montana where he spent some time as a teenager. He rarely missed the Veteran's Day Parade at the Vancouver barracks and so proudly wore his military uniform., Ernest leaves behind his wife, Marian of 64 years; his son, Ernie Jr. (Annie) of Vancouver; his daughter, Helen (Dennis) Shade of Olympia, WA; and his grandson, Blake Reiberg; his relatives in Chicago, New York and Florida; and his dog, Sandy., Special thanks to the Doctors and staff at SW Family Medicine, SW WA Medical Center, and the Ray Hickey Hospice House. You are angels., A funeral Mass will be held Thurs., March 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Road, Vancouver., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vancouver Humane Society or the charity of your choice., Please sign Ernest's guest book at:


 


 

FRANCIS J. BACOKA

Francis J. Bacoka, 86, died February 22, 2011, at Skagit Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family., He was born October 6, 1924 in Seattle to John and Catherine Bacoka. His mother Catherine died when Francis was three and his brother Chris was six. His father John later married Milka, and his brother John was born., Francis was raised in Everett, an honor roll student at Everett High School. He excelled at football and track and graduated in 1942., He attended St. Martin's College, and then married the love of his life, Delores Rochon, in Everett, in 1943. They moved to Pullman in 1944 where Francis attended Washington State College. While married and going to college he played "Cougar" football and was chosen to play in the All American East-West Shrine game, as one of two cougars and one of three captains, in 1947 in Stanford, California. He was drafted to play pro-football, but chose to finish his college education so that he could support his wife and by then two young daughters., He started his career with Burlington-Edison High School in 1949 as U.S. History Teacher, Head Football Coach, Boxing, Wrestling, Track Coach and Athletic Director., In 1956 Francis moved on to a new career as manager of Farm Placement in the Mount Vernon Office of Washington State Employment Security Dept. for the next thirty four years., Francis was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine, John; Milka, brothers, Chris and John, in-laws, Gene & Irene Rochon; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Eugene and Merta Rochon., He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Delores; four daughters, Cathy (Merwyn) Dutton, Janice (Dean) Bannister, Teresa (Randy) Flagg, Carrie (Brian) Rolfson; nine grandchildren, Lisa, Steve, Jason, Michael, Kelly, Jenna, Kyle, Sarah and Jackie; and twenty great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Natalie Bacoka and Dolores Bacoka; brothers-in-law, Hector (Gerry) Rochon and Richard (Gerrie) Rochon; and many nieces and nephews., Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon., Remembrances in Francis name may be made to W.S.U Cougar Alumni Association, P.O. Box 64197, Pullman, WA 99164-1927 or a favorite charity., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.


 


 

Florence Ingram Cunningham

Florence Ingram Cunningham was born on April 26, 1918 in La Grande, Oregon, and died in Seattle, Washington on February 24, 2011 at the age of 92. She grew up Colfax, Washington, and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a teaching degree. In 1949, she came to Kent, Washington to teach, where she met and married Norwood Cunningham on February 3, 1950. Norwood died in August, 1979. Florence is survived by her family, Joel and Amy Cunningham; Brian and his fiancée, Katie Cogan; her two grandchildren, Erin and Rad Cunningham, and one great-grandchild, Zack Volpi., Florence loved her cousin, Mary Henry of Spokane, who predeceased her, like a sister. She considered the whole Henry clan to be family. She cherished her summer visits to Hayden Lake at the Henry family compound. Despite moving to Kent, Florence always loved the Palouse country where she grew up., Florence loved her family and her family loved her. Our best times were sitting around the dinner table at her home in Kent, eating the feel-good meals she cooked. Florence did, however, require conver-sation at the dinner table along with proper manners., Florence loved books. Her favorite author was P.G. Wodehouse, a British author of many books, plays, and musicals. She loved Wodehouse because he wrote witty, cheerful books. She belonged to the P.G. Wodehouse Society, and became its international president., Two words best describe Florence: elegance and cheerfulness. She lived as if the old saying "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" was the 11th commandment. She believed there was good in everyone, and it was our job to find it. Mom taught us that we have an obligation in life to leave the world a better place than we found it. You did that, mom., The Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church of Kent, 24447 - 94th Ave. S., Kent, Washington at noon on Friday, March 4, 2011. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the St. James Episcopal Church of Kent, the children's playground fund.


 


 

Florence M. Mitchell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Francis J. Bacoka

Francis J. Bacoka, 86, died February 22, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family., He was born October 6, 1924 in Seattle to John and Catherine Bacoka., His mother Catherine died when Francis was three and his brother Chris was six. His father John later married Milka, and his brother John was born., Francis was raised in Everett, an honor roll student at Everett High School. He excelled at football and track and graduated in 1942. He attended St. Martin's College and then married the love of his life, Delores Rochon, in Everett in 1943. They moved to Pullman in 1944 where Francis attended Washington State College. While married and going to college, he played "Cougar" football and was chosen to play in the All American East-West Shrine game as one of two cougars and one of three captains in 1947 in Stanford, California. He was drafted to play pro-football but chose to finish his college education so that he could support his wife and by then two young daughters. He started his career with Burlington-Edison High School in 1949 as U.S. History Teacher, Head Football Coach, Boxing, Wrestling, Track Coach and Athletic Director., In 1956, Francis moved on to a new career as manager of Farm Placement in the Mount Vernon Office of the Washington State Employment Security Department for the next 34 years., Francis was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine, John and Milka; brothers, Chris and John, in- laws, Gene and Irene Rochon; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eugene and Merta Rochon., Francis is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Delores; four daughters, Cathy (Merwyn) Dutton, Janice (Dean) Bannister, Teresa (Randy) Flagg, Carrie (Brian) Rolfson; nine grandchildren, Lisa, Steve, Jason, Michael, Kelly, Jenna, Kyle, Sarah and Jackie; and 20 great-grandchildren; as well as sisters-in-law, Natalie Bacoka and Dolores Bacoka; brothers-in-law, Hector (Gerry) Rochon and Richard (Gerrie) Rochon; and many nieces and nephews., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA., Remembrances may be made in Francis' name to W.S.U Cougar Alumni Association, P.O. Box 64197, Pullman, WA 99164-1927 or to a favorite charity., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.


 


 

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.  


 


 

Gertrude Rose Cydell

Gertrude Rose CYDELL Gertrude Rose Cydell, 92, passed away 1/15/11 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Capizzi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


 


 

Glenn Lowell Goodson

Glenn Lowell GOODSON September 5, 1925 ~ February 16, 2011 Born in Seattle to George Goodson and Clara Hagen Goodson, Glenn graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1943 and the University of Washington in 1948. He served aboard the USS Botetourt & Braine (1950-52), and retired LCDR USNR 1968. In Seattle he loved to race and cruise sailboats. Glenn married Sally Ingraham on July 3, 1964. In 1967 they moved from their houseboat on Lake Union to Shoreline to raise a family. Glenn worked at the University Hospital when it was opened and for many years in the UW Medical School before retiring in 1985. Glenn is survived by his sons Bruce, Steve, and John, their mother Sally, his grandchildren Nastassia and Nicholas, and his sister Carol Berg.


 


 

HARRY RICHARD BRITTON

Harry Richard Britton, 72, of Anacortes passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Island Hospital in Anacortes., He was born on July 26, 1938, in Lebanon, OR, the son of George and Dorothy (Straley) Britton., Dick's memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Trinity Anglican Church, 1200 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, WA., A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Skagit Valley Herald and the Anacortes American., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.


 


 

Hawthorne, Glenna "Jo" (Garlow)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 AM

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


 


 

Hazel May (Wooley) Marten

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Hazel May Wooley Marten

Born August 29, 1920 in Caldwell, Idaho, Hazel May Wooley Marten died on February 23, 2011 in East Wenatchee, Washington., She was born the year women received the right to vote. She experienced most of the history of the 20th century, including the Great Depression, the Second World War (in which she served), the Baby Boom, the 1960s, including the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War, and she lived to see the new millennium., Her proudest accomplishment was raising her five children, Daniel of Los Angeles, CA; Mark of Hastings, NE; Anne of E. Wenatchee, WA; Gale of Maple Valley, WA; and Grant in Holland., She enlisted in the, near the end of the Second World War and was eventually deployed in Germany as part of the 7708th War Crimes Group. In Augsburg, Germany, she met and married her husband of 50 years, Harold Marten. She actually lived the story told in the movie "I Was a Male War Bride". Harold preceded Hazel in death in 1998. They began their life together back in the U.S. in Seattle, Washington and moved following work opportunities to Spokane, WA, then to Phoenix, AZ and to Salt Lake City, Utah before returning to the Pacific Northwest. She and Harold settled in Snohomish, WA and enjoyed the births of 11 grandchildren., She is survived by four of her children - Mark died in 2008 - as well as her 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, living across the country and in Holland., As a young girl, she was particularly fond of her years on a farm with her favorite horse Babe. She attended Boise High School in Idaho and was once the Canyon County Spelling Champion. Though she was very smart, educational opportunities were difficult to find during the Depression. A high school teacher loaned her enough money to attend business school in Boise and she learned typing, 10-key operation and bookkeeping. She assisted her husband as bookkeeper for his business, allowing her to work from home. She made it a point to always be home to greet her children as they returned from school., She delighted in teaching her children and grandchildren about plants and animals; she always maintained a garden of fruit trees, vegetables and flowers, partly as a habit born of the farm and the Depression, but also to educate her family on the process of life., Of all her experiences, she was most proud of her family. She spent her last years in the care of her daughter Anne Conway in E. Wenatchee, WA and celebrated her 90th birthday nearly six months ago with a small group of family members., She will be interred with her husband Harold at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Snohomish, WA., Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., March 5 at GAR in Snohomish., Donations can be made in her memory to the Women's Memorial Foundation, Dept. 560, Washington D.C., 20042-0560.


 


 

Heather Elizabeth Smith

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

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


 


 

Helen P. "Pat" Wilmot

Helen P. "Pat" WILMOT Age 85. Born June 8, 1925 in Williston, N.D. Passed away Feb, 24, 2011 in Newcastle. Preceded in death by her son, James K. Wilmot. Survived by her husband of 64 years James M. Wilmot: daughters Susan Martin (John), Patsy Mallory (Jack) and Wendy Stendal (Ken Cox); sisters Margaret Minnegerode, Georgia Ostenberg and Val Taylor; 9 grand children and 8 great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church at 861 S.W. 126th St., Seattle, WA, 98146 at 11:00am on Friday, March 4.


 


 

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.


 


 

IRMA ZOELLERN

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In Loving Memory of Timothy Richard Olin

Sunday, February 27, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

JOY FROST VOSBURGH

Joy spent her pre-school years on the Frost homestead on the prairies of eastern Montana, until depression era times forced her parents to move in to Sidney where she grew up and attended school. Joy was a gentle, kind soul who formed deep, lasting friendships; she could pick up the phone and talk to school chums as if they had just finished the prior conversation last week. Intelligent and hard working, she finished with top grades and still worked babysitting from age 8, working in the local theaters at 13, and as a telephone operator (before automated dialing) at age 16. She only could afford one year of college at Northern Montana State, but always looked back on it as one of the happiest, care-free years of her young life., Following her year of college and many years of work as a secretary, Joy married her soul mate, Bob, in 1964, adopting Jeri Lynn and Brian and remaining happily married until her death., Joy's gentle love formed the cement for the family, especially when we were far from relatives living in Virginia. She loved trees, historic areas, craft shows, museums and Smithsonian Institute in D.C., transferring that appreciation for beauty to the rest of us. Joy was artistic by nature and delighted in turning a scruffy looking item into a showpiece for the home. She maintained a beautifully decorated home always. She loved oil painting until her eyesight no longer allowed her to pursue it. She loved all animals, especially the dogs she shared her life with. Above all, Joy was an excellent Mother and Wife as evidenced by her two responsible, successful and happy children and her soul mate who misses her dearly., Joy is survived by the love of her life, Bob; and the pride of her life, her children, Jeri Lynn of Tacoma, WA; and Brian of Ellensburg, WA. She also is survived by one brother, Chuck (and Martha Kay) Frost of Riverton, Wyoming; and numerous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. Joy was preceded in death by her parents.


 


 

Jack L Starr

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

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Jack S. Dorr

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

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


 


 

James E. O'Halloran III

We remember with, love James Emor "Skip", O'Halloran, III, who passed, away after a brief illness on, February 23, 2011. Skip was, born February 27, 1938, in, Ainsworth, Nebraska. He was the son of James Emor O'Halloran, II, and Doris Lyman O'Halloran. Skip grew up in a military family, and lived in Nebraska, Hawaii, and California. He graduated from Ainsworth High School and later from the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in business administration. While in high school, he played in the Nebraska state basketball tournament, and in college was active in ROTC. As a youth, he worked in his grandfather's hardware and lumber store, and on ranches in the Sandhills region of Nebraska. His favorite summer job was as a ranger in Yosemite National Park in 1959. While in college he met Teresa "Terry" Laura Mitchem, the love of his life, and they married on February 5, 1960. They eventually had four children., He was a captain in the United States Air Force, and moved to Spokane where he was based at Fairchild Air Force Base in 1963. During his Air Force career, Skip flew 13 combat missions in Vietnam. He received awards for best formation flying, and he qualified to fly fighter jets. In 1965, Skip left the Air Force to become a commercial pilot. He and Terry moved to the San Francisco Bay Area at that time, but returned to Spokane in 1972 where he continued to reside for 39 years. He was an international and domestic pilot for Pan American Airways and later for United Airlines. Over the years, he flew many different planes, including the T-33, T-37, KC-135, DC-8, DC-10, 707, 727, and 747, and he traveled all over the world. In 1982 he received commendation for successfully landing a 747 in Honolulu, Hawaii, following the detonation of a terrorist's bomb on his plane en route from Japan., Skip was also a soccer coach and an Indian Guides leader. He was PTA president at Brentwood Elementary School while his children attended there. Skip loved to fly fish and was a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited. He actively supported environmental and human rights groups, as well as the Democratic Party. For a number of years Skip was a serious jogger, and in 1979 he completed the Coeur d' Alene Marathon. He enjoyed membership in the United Airline Retirees group, watching Gonzaga basketball, playing with his grandson, cooking, sailing catamarans at Priest Lake, and visiting with his many wonderful friends. He regularly solved the New York Times crossword puzzle and enjoyed playing with his Newfoundland dogs and, later, his cats. Above all, he loved to tell stories about his many travels and adventures., Skip is preceded in death by his parents, James O'Halloran and Doris Smith, and his wife of 42 years, Teresa "Terry" L. O'Halloran. He is survived by his children, Kevin (and Jane) O'Halloran, Mei O'Halloran, Sean (and Jaime) O'Halloran, Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" O'Halloran, and his grandson, William O'Halloran, as well as by beloved friends and relatives., In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lands Council or the Selkirk Conservation Alliance would be welcome. His life was celebrated by wake on the day before what would have been his seventy-third birthday. The family anticipates a further memorial service this spring. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.


 


 

James L. Knower

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


 


 

James T. Chappell

James T. Chappell, 65, passed away February 20, 2011 in Arlington, WA. He was born to James F. and Irene Chappell March 27, 1945 in Monroe, WA. After graduating from Arlington High School in 1963, James began his career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1985 as a Master Sergeant. He then went on to a second career in the U.S. Postal service, retiring in 2006. James enjoyed fishing, bowling, horseshoes, camping and playing card games., Preceding him in death were his wives, La Vera Louise Chappell, in 1988, and Shirley Louise Chappell, in 2007; two brothers; and a sister., Surviving him is his son, Michael Vee Lelend Lawrence, of Puyallup, WA; sister, Maureen Darrow, of Lake Stevens, WA; nine step-children; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave. Arlington, WA 98223.


 


 

Jean Elizabeth Moore

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM

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


 


 

John Leonard Adams

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


 


 

Joshua Ryan Atchison

Joshua was born on December 1, 1982 in Redmond, Washington and died February 22 in Everett, Washington., A Celebration of Josh's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett.


 


 

Kloss, Charles J.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 AM 

Charles (Chuck) Kloss of Roslyn, WA died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2011. He was 90 years old. He was born on November 16, 1920 in .....


 


 

Konnie Wirkkunen Rellis Chacon

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


 


 

LOVINA STEWART

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LUCILLE V. MCCRIRIE

Born in Ohio, Sept. 23, 1918. Left this world in Anacortes, WA, Feb. 25, 2011., Her love of playing bridge and singing will be remembered by many. Her intricately beautiful works of needlepoint will be treasured., Her finesse at gourmet cooking and her expertise at making ordinary dishes extraordinary, will be fondly remembered by all., She touched the lives of many with her sweet smile, her kind and generous heart and her delightful sense of humor. She loved to leave them laughing! She will be very much missed by all who knew her., She leaves behind her daughter Christy McCririe of Anacortes, WA; her daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Russ Fiorini of Wauconda, WA; and her granddaughter Wendye Gardiner of Aubrey, TX.


 


 

Larry Alon Graybeal

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Larry Alon Graybeal was born on September 25, 1942, in Chadron, NE to Earl and Helen Graybeal. He passed away on February 16, 2011, at home with loved ones. He was preceded in death by Earl Graybeal, his father and Shawn Graybeal, his grandson.


 


 

Lavonne Marie and Henry Cook Morgan Jr.

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


 


 

LeRoy Homann

LeRoy Homann passed away on February 25, 2011 at home with family by his side. LeRoy was born November 16, 1940 in Lansford, ND. He spent his teenage years in Mohall, ND where he attended Mohall schools., Later, LeRoy moved to Minot, ND and worked for Lyon's Auto Supply for several years. He then found his life partner, Violet Schoenberg, and was married September 20, 1963; they had five children together. He worked for Mann's Automotive for 20+ years. Then, in 1987, he relocated the family to Lynnwood, WA, where he dedicated 13+ years to Lake Serene Auto Supply as manager. LeRoy then spent three years as manager for Napa Auto Supply and Paint before retiring in 2005. LeRoy, his wife, Violet, and son, Lynn, moved to Marysville, WA in 2006., LeRoy is survived by family members, his wife, Violet; Terry Homann (wife, Teresa), Lynn Homann, Jason Homann, Monica Long (husband, Lynn), and Suzette Parish (husband, Christopher); 10 grandkids and five great-grandchildren (with one on the way)., He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Homann; mother, Ora Homann (Otto); brother, Christ Homann; and nephew, David Homann., LeRoy will be greatly missed by all and stamped a mark on all of our hearts. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 7018 66th Street NE, Marysville, WA 98270.


 


 

Lillian V. Wood

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

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


 


 

Linda Pratt-Radford

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

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


 


 

Lois M. Campbell

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Lowell Kermit Starkey

Lowell K. Starkey, 90, was born on February 5, 1921 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota to Henry and Nellie (Schultz) Starkey and passed away on February 25, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He graduated from La Center High School in 1940., Lowell joined the U.S., in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1944., He enjoyed fishing, working on electronics, gardening, yard work, and helping others., Lowell is survived by his wife; Viola; and son, Tim Starkey; sisters, June Mangus and Rose Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded by his son, Darwin Lee Starkey; brothers, Lawrence, Dalton, Clayton, Selmer and Melvin Starkey; and his parents., Viewing will be on Wed., March 2, 2011 from 12:00-9:00 p.m. and Thurs., March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Fri., March 4 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Lowell's guest book at:


 


 

Lucille May Christie

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

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


 


 

Mary C. Chadwick

Mary Chadwick passed away, suddenly, February 24, at Holy Family Hospital. She was born May 27, 1932 to Walter and Fanny Currin in Genesee, Idaho. Mary was raised in Genesee until moving to Cheney, WA where she attended Eastern Washington College, obtaining her degree and teaching certificate. She married Ron Chadwick in 1953. After Ron's service in the Army, they returned to Spokane, where Mary began a long career in teaching at Whitman Elementary. Mary had a passion for teaching and will be remembered for the profound, positive impact she had on the hundreds of students that passed through her classroom. A hip replacement in 1988 forced her retirement. In the summers between family trips to Southern Idaho and Nevada, Mary relished her time at Loon Lake playing pinochle and spending time with family and friends. She found a particular joy in watching her beloved grandchildren grow in to the fine young people they are today. She will be missed dearly by all family and friends. Mary is survived by her husband, Ron Chadwick, daughter Vicki Chadwick Chervenak (Tim), son Ron Chadwick (Laurie), four grandchildren and one great grandchild., Services will be Friday March 4, at 11 a.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4305 N. Division Spokane, WA. The family would like to thank the Spokane Fire and paramedics as well as the medical staff at Holy Family for their efforts, compassion and understanding. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the, Go Red for Women.


 


 

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 .....


 


 

NELLIE M. COWARD

Nellie M. Coward, 74, a longtime Concrete area resident, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley., She was born on March 29, 1936 in Nevada City, California, the daughter of Carl W. & Daisy M. (Hudson) Holtz. When Nellie was still a young girl the family moved to the Arlington, WA area where she was raised and attended school., On August 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Ray Coward in Arlington and there they made their home and started their family. They made their home between Arlington and the Skagit Valley a few times over the years until finally settling in Concrete in 1987., Nellie enjoyed being around and having animals, especially horses and also enjoyed traveling and just taking day trips to new locations with family and friends., She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Daisy & Mike Fox of Concrete and Laura & Leonard Stone of Bremerton; her sister and brother-in-law, Karen & John Perez of Marysville; 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Thomas in 1997; and husband, Ray in 1998., The family suggests that memorials be made to the Cancer Care Center at United General Hospital, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Tom Ross of the Mount Baker Presbyterian Church in Concrete officiating. Inurnment will be in the Arlington Cemetery., Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel. Share memories of Nellie and sign the online guest register at


 


 

NORMAN RICHARD MADDOX

Norm was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lois Marie Burton Maddox in 2008, his parents, his brother Cliff Maddox, and sister Shirley Lyness. 


 


 

Nellie M. Coward

Nellie M. Coward, 74, a longtime Concrete, WA area resident, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley., She was born on March 29, 1936 in Nevada City, California, the daughter of Carl W. and Daisy M. (Hudson) Holtz. When Nellie was still a young girl the family moved to the Arlington, WA area where she was raised and attended school., On August 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Ray Coward in Arlington and there they made their home and started their family. They made their home between Arlington and the Skagit Valley a few times over the years until finally settling in Concrete in 1987., Nellie enjoyed being around and having animals, especially horses and also enjoyed traveling and just taking day trips to new locations with family and friends., She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Daisy and Mike Fox of Concrete and Laura and Leonard Stone of Bremerton, WA; her sister and brother-in-law, Karen and John Perez of Marysville, WA; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Thomas, in 1997 and husband, Ray, in 1998., The family suggests that memorials be made to the Cancer Care Center at United General Hospital, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Tom Ross of the Mount Baker Presbyterian Church in Concrete officiating. Inurnment will be in the Arlington Cemetery., Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel. Share memories of Nellie and sign the online guest register at


 


 

OBITUARY: Anise M. Askins

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

OBITUARY: Betty Jean Askins

Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:00 AM

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


 


 

OBITUARY: Brandon Kent Leach

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

OBITUARY: Constance 'Connie' D. Johnson

Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

OBITUARY: Melvin Clinton Illi

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

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


 


 

OBITUARY: Norman Willard Soncarty

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Norman Willard Soncarty was born to Edward (Edd) Oscar Soncarty and Ida Matilda (Bysegger) Soncarty at the Soncarty home 8 miles north of Potlatch on U.S. Highway 95 on a Monday evening Aug. 11, 1930. His dad Edd Soncarty was called home from the harvest field and arrived shortly after Norman's birth. Edd and Ida had four children; [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Shirley Ann Read (Plumley)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Shirley Ann Read (Plumley) died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Bakersfield, Calif. Shirley was born to Carl and May Plumley on Dec. 10, 1941. Shirley grew up in Moscow and graduated from Moscow High School in 1960. She then married Dale L. Randall of Moscow. In 1962 Shirley and Dale moved to California where Shirley worked various jobs, [...]


 


 

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


 


 

Orville Wesley Bell

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM

Orville Wesley Bell, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born to Ralph and Orvetta Bell on November 11, 1923, in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from Poly High School in 1942. Shortly after, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.


 


 

PHYLLIS L. (MERCEREAU) SMITH

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


 


 

Pamela Ann Clark Fann

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 4:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

September 23, 1956 – February 3, 2011


 


 

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 Joan CAMPBELL GARLAND

Patricia Joan CAMPBELL GARLAND 1937 ~ 2011 Our Mother, Patricia Joan Campbell Garland passed away on Feb. 27, 2011 after a year long battle with cancer. She was born in Seattle to Ray and Mip Campbell on July 11, 1937. She was raised in Burien, graduating from Highline High School, and attended Washington State University. Patricia married James Wright on June 15, 1957. Shortly after, they moved to New Jersey and started their family, having 2 daughters. In 1966 they moved back to the Seattle area, residing in Renton. Their 3rd daughter was born in 1968. They divorced in 1971. Patricia married Barry Garland in 1985, whom she was estranged at the time of her death. Patricia was a longtime Boeing employee, where she made many life long friends. She retired in 1997. After retirement, she spent the spring and summer months at her home on Hood Canal and winters in Palm Desert. Mom became very involved in the golf community where she lived, and made many special friends. Her passions in life were gardening, golfing, politics, travel and most importunately her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Patricia leaves behind her brother Ray, three daughters: Susan (Terry), Sally (Mike), Christy (Allan), as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mom, you were an inspiration to all of us. We will miss you every day. Her celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Washington National Golf Course Pavilion, 14330 SE Husky Way Auburn, WA.. 98092.


 


 

Pauline Durand

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

Jan. 27, 1918 – Feb. 13, 2011


 


 

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.


 


 

RICKY WELFRINGER

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ROBERT THORPE

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Reed Lafayette Clark, Jr.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1936-2011 


 


 

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 B. Arneson

Richard B. ARNESON Richard B. Arneson, 91, passed away February 24, 2011. Proud of his family: Father, grandfather, great grandfather, ornery Norwegian. Dick was a longtime resident of Bellevue, office manager and controller for Preston Mill 1958 to 1977, past president of Bellevue Ski School. Visitation will be March 5th from 4 to 6 pm at Sunset Hills Funeral Home 1215 - 145th Pl. SE, Bellevue, WA. A Service for Dick will be Sunday March 6th, 1:00 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Avenue Northeast Bellevue, Washington 98007. Donations can be made to Cross of Christ Tanzania Endowment Fund.


 


 

Robert John Maron

Passed away on February 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born in Chewelah, WA on November 27, 1926 to John and Clara Maron. He attended Jenkins High School and West Valley High School before joining the US Merchant Marines on December 7, 1945. He served as Able Seamen aboard Cape Cleare, Desoto and Tonto and was honorably discharged in October of 1946. Bob worked at Armour's Meat Packing Plant, completed telegraphers' school and began a career with Great Northern Railroad. He held many jobs with them from telegrapher, station master and extra board substitute. For 42 years he was employed by Great Northern Railroad, Northern Pacific, Burlington Northern and Pacific Santa Fe. Bob was a member of the Washington State Grange and the National Rifle Association. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing, traveling and the Seattle Mariners. Robert is survived by his sister Bettie Maron; lifelong friends Shirley Schmidt and Luella Kangas; many friends at Kimberly's Cottage; several nieces, nephews and cousins.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity or Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest, 1234 E. Front Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paschal;s Catholic Church, 2523 N. Park on Thursday, March 3rd at 10:30 AM. Graveside services will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.


 


 

Robert Stanley McKinstry

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


 


 

Ruth Matilda Johanna Scheller

Was born March 9, 1918. She passed away on February 26, 2011 in Davenport, WA. She is survived by her children: Paul Scheller and Kerry of Odessa, WA, Marlena Falk and Brad of Reardan, WA and Phillip Scheller and Anna of Del Rio, TX; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Ladies Aide. She enjoyed movies, her flower garden, baking, and shopping. She loved her cat and animals in general. Her greatest love was her family and grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter in 2002, a brother, Ben Klosky, and a sister, Clara Walter. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA. Pastor Barry Warpness will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church Ladies Guild. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


 


 

SALLY SNARTLAND

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SHANE ROLLER

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Scott James Coffman

Scott James Coffman, 60, of Camas, WA, passed away on Feb. 27, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He was born June 9, 1950 in Vancouver., His life will be celebrated on Sat., March 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Straub's Funeral Home in Camas., To send condolences or to sign the online guest books, visit, or


 


 

Shaen Jesmer

"Make your own music and dance through life." In Shaen's much too short 19 years of life he definitely lived this quote. Shaen "danced" through life with so much skill on a snowboard, skateboard, BMX, wakeboard, and dirt bike. GO BIG OR GO HOME! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAEN!


 


 

Stacy Kulaas Murphy

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM

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


 


 

TYLER JOHN SHAW

He was born on August 3, 1967, in Ellensburg, Washington, to N. Dennis Shaw and Lanae (Bostwick) Shaw. He was raised and educated in Prosser and then attended business college and became a bookkeeper. Tyler married Sandra Rae Adams in Yakima on August 22, 1998. The couple then made their home in East Wenatchee. Tyler worked at various places as a bookkeeper, the last at Wells & Wade Mechanical. They moved back to Prosser last year where Tyler worked as a bookkeeper for Horse Heaven Hills Truck Stop., Tyler loved duck hunting, fishing, camping, football and spending time with his family.


 


 

Tina Renee (Baldoz) Morales

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

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


 


 

Tyler John Shaw

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Tyler John Shaw, 43, of Prosser, WA, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011, at his home. He was born on August 3, 1967, in Ellensburg, WA to N. Dennis Shaw and Lanae (Bostwick) Shaw. He was raised and educated in Prosser and then attended business college and became a bookkeeper.


 


 

Vance Gere Jr.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:00 PM 

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


 


 

Vera Grayson

Vera Grayson, of Marysville, WA, passed away on February 26, 2011., A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday March 4, 2011 and a funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery.


 


 

Vera Marie Johnson

Grays Harbor State Park with Gail JR, Eric & Vern 


 


 

W. Lisle McKelvey

W. Lisle McKELVEY Born May 26th, 1917 in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada. Died February 20th, 2011. Lisle was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy. Retired WA State Auditor, Past Master of Masonic Lodge - Shoreline #248, Scottish Rite and Shriner. Survived by Irene his loving wife of 64 years; sons Bill (Glenda), Gordon (Catherine) and Fred. Grandchildren Melissa McKelvey, Molly Cuningham (Rob), Alex McKelvey and great grandson Kai Richardson. Memorial service will be held on March 5th 10am at Richmond Beach Congregational Church 1512 NW 195th St., Shoreline. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Lisle's name to Rite Care of Washington, 1207 N 152nd St Seattle, 98133.


 


 

WILLIE DUNCAN

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Walter Howard Cooper

Walter Cooper of Marysville, WA passed away February 22, 2011 from kidney failure and pneumonia., Walt was born in Forks, WA to Claude and Christine Cooper on October 26, 1930 they moved to Everett, WA when he was 12 years old and he was educated in Everett, graduating from Everett High in 1949. Walt started playing baseball and played for the Everett Blue Jays, signed with St. Lewis Browns, and lost a week of training from blood poisoning from a blister and then he was sent home. Walt joined the, in 1950 and spent his time in Texas and California. He joined the Everett Fire Department in 1959 for 27 years, 17 of those were Fire Marshall, retiring in 1986., Walt was past commander of American Legion, Earl Faulkner Post 6, trustee for the international passing of the Gavel between the U.S. and Canada, and life member of the Everett Elks 479., Walt leaves behind his wife, Lu; two step-daughters, Tammie and Trina; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandboys; his sister, Helen and her husband, Willey; and several nieces and nephews., Walt was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Christine; two sisters, Betty and Lillian., At Walt's request, there will be no services. Cremation by Solies Funeral Home and Crematory., Remembrances may be sent to the Washington State Volunteer Firefighter.


 


 

William "Loren" Melton

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

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


 


 

William L. (Bill) Kelly

Born in Kennewick, WA, on June 10, 1954, he remained a lifelong resident. His life was filled with many accomplishments and he rewarded his family and friends alike with the stories of his service in the U.S. Navy, and the humor and courage of his days on the rodeo circuit. Bill worked with his Dad on the starting gate at the horse races for over 35 years, heading some strong-willed horses with his strong determination. A member of the Sheriff's Mounted Posse for 30 years, he took great pride in the organization and their contribution to the community in their time of need. He also volunteered at the Benton-Franklin Rodeo, working security behind the bucking chutes for many years enjoying his time talking with the cowboys and doing what he could to keep them safe., Bill's 27 years of work history at Hanford proved his devotion to a job well done. Starting as an operator, later becoming a pipefitter, he then worked his way up into management. He currently was a facilities manager for Washington River Protection Solutions. The loyalty and friendship of his peers and crew are a testament to his personality., He was an accomplished husband, father, son, patriot and caring friend. He will be remembered as the one who would take time to listen to your worries and concerns and do what he could to help., He was preceded in death by his much-loved stepson, Adam Collins.


 


 

William Patrick Wagner

William Patrick WAGNER May 21, 1942 ~ February 23, 2011 For personal details and memorial service/celebration of life information, please see http://www.edwardsmemorial.com.


 


 

XAVIER JOHNSTON-KING

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