Thursday, March 3, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/03/2011


Albert (Amado Aurelio) Enríquez

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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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.



Alice Dickinson

Passed away on February 25, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington at the Ray Hickey Hospice House. She was born October 5, 1923 to Harry and Ethel Swanson in Spokane, Washington and had one brother and three sisters. She attended Holy Names High School in Spokane., Alice married Ralph Dickinson in 1942 in Spokane. Alice and Ralph had four children in Spokane where she was a bookkeeper for many years. Ralph and Alice moved to Lincoln City, Oregon, in 1989. Alice worked for the Spanish Head as a bookkeeper until 2000. Ralph had a custom jewelry shop (The Silver Lining) in Lincoln City until 1993., Alice enjoyed being with her family, reading and crossword puzzles. Alice was very independent/strong, well read on current issues/topics and had a great sense of humor., Alice is survived by three sons, Mark Dickinson of Albuquerque, NM, David Dickinson of Kauai, HI, Matthew Dickinson of Kirkland, WA and one daughter, Carollee Kraut of Camas, WA. She has four great grandchildren, nine grandchildren, one brother, Harry Swanson of California and one sister, Betty Harding of Spokane, WA., She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years in 1993., A private service was held at Alice's bedside on February 25th at the Ray Hickey Hospice House, Vancouver, WA., Memorials in Alice Dickinson's honor may be sent to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98668



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.



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.



Augusta (Lenze) Guempel

Augusta (Lenze) GUEMPEL Augusta (Lenze) Guempel, a very special child of God, was born on April 14, 1939 and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 27, 2011. She was born in Baguio, Philippines, the daughter of Eric and Winnie (Curry) Lenze. During the Second World War she was interred with her family in Camp Hays, a Japanese prison camp near Baguio. After the war she continued with her education in the Philippines finally obtaining her BA from Assumption College in Manila. After graduation she moved to Seattle and worked in a number of positions beginning with the Seattle Summer Youth Program. She later became a Work Experience Coordinator for the Seattle School System, first at Roosevelt HS and later at Ballard HS. Along the way she obtained her Masters in Adult Education from Seattle University. The greatest joy of her professional life was working with students. She helped them with occupational direction, college selection and in many cases with personal problems. She truly loved them all and they responded in kind. She is survived by the love of her life, George, whom she met in 1959 and later married in 1960 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle, WA. Also survived by her siblings Julie, Bob, Paul (Mary), Tom; Her three children: George (Patricia), Kevin and John (Terrina); Eight grandchildren: Rachel, Claire, George, Brandon, Dylan, Devin, Adam and Matthew, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother John (Eva). Having been welcomed with open understanding arms there are many students, friends, and family that have been touched and are better for having had Gustie, Augusta, Mrs. G, Grandma (Big Grandma, Grandma Tibby), and Mom in their lives. A Celebration of her life to be held at St. Thomas Moore Church 6511 176th St. SW Lynnwood 98037 Friday, March 4th at 1:30 PM.



Bertha Mae Allen

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Bette L. Ressa

Went to sleep peacefully and awoke with the angels in Heaven on February 24, 2011 in Chandler, AZ. Bette was born November 2, 1928 in Spokane, WA to Howard and Sarah Johnson. She had been employed for 20 years at the University of Idaho and later for 12 years at Gonzaga University. She was active in church life at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spokane and St. Stephens in Chandler. She is survived by three daughters; Mary Lou (Mike) McBreen, Georgetown, TX, Frances M (Russ) Shane, Spokane, WA, Linda M. Ressa (Bruce Swanson), Gilbert, AZ; two sisters, Lillian Diedrick, Spokane, WA, Grace (Dave) Foss, Hamilton, MT; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Ressa, Jr. in 1993. Visitation Friday, March 4, 2011 from 1 until 5 P.M. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N Division St. Spokane, WA. Vigil Service at 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Gonzaga Preparatory School Chapel, 1224 E. Euclid, Spokane, WA. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gonzaga University Athletic Department, 502 E Boone, Spokane, WA 99258-0066. Please sign the online memorial book at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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.



Brian William McGinty

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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.




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Carol V. Ricketson

Carol V. Ricketson, 91, longtime resident of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 26, 2011. She was born Aug. 14, 1919 to Delmar and Edith Bice in Yakima, WA., She graduated from Central Washington University in 1943 with a degree in education, and moved to Vancouver to begin a long teaching career, which included teaching art, a subject dear to her heart., Carol was an avid gardener, loved the outdoors, and expressed her passion for nature through her many drawings and paintings. Carol is survived by her son, David (Mary) Ricketson of Vancouver; her daughter, Kay (Steve) Eckhart of Vancouver; her brother, Del Bice of Yakima; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven nieces., She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harold Ricketson; and her brother, Max Bice., A memorial service will be held Sat., March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church, 111 W. 19th St., Vancouver., Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel., Please sign Carol's guest book at:



Carole Christine Severson

Carole Severson of Granite Falls, WA passed away on February 24, 2011. There will be a Memorial Service Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Stevens Ebenezer Church. 



Cecile T. Dow

Cecile was born eighty-eight years ago to Maurice and Esther Bosket in Everett, Washington where she remained for her lifetime. Married to Jack MacCurdy, she had three sons whom she raised and loved dearly. Later, married to Ronald Dow, Cecile and Ron enjoyed their life together along with family and friends until his passing in 2005., Until recent years, Cecile stayed active tending to her gardens, playing bingo, cards, solving crosswords and she was an avid reader. She was a longtime member of the Normanna Lodge where she enjoyed years of fun with friends in The Ladies Club. Cecile had a knack for photography and leaves behind many treasured moments she caught on film., Throughout the years, Cecile put her imagination to work on crafts, needlework and crocheted items, happy to give away most of her finished work., We will cherish the memories we made with Cecile and will keep them close to our hearts. She was a wonderful woman with a warm heart, a strong constitution and a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched., Husband, Ronald Dow; sons, Joe and Steven MacCurdy; brothers, Lawrence and Kenneth Bosket; and granddaughter, Jamie MacCurdy, predeceased Cecile., Cecile is survived by her sisters, Whilma Boone (Fred) and Beatrice Cardin (Clayton); son, Jim MacCurdy (Sandra); daughter-in-law, Marie MacCurdy; grandchildren, Michele Cary (Chris), Gina, Cece, Joe and John MacCurdy and Wendy Canaga; 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, extended family and many friends., Please join the family for a celebration of Cecile's life at Cecile's home in Everett on March 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Contact Sandy at 661-947-2396 with any questions.



Charles A. DeLozier

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - On Saturday, February 26, 2011, God took Chuck home to heaven. Charles A. DeLozier was born on November 25, 1931, in Deepwater, MO. to Rolla and Leona (Rayburn) DeLozier. Chuck graduat 



Charles Edward Nance

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - My beloved father, Charles Edward Nance died Feb. 21, 2011 at Willow Springs Care Center. He was born July 22, 1929 to James Isaac and Rosina Nance in Ahtanum in a little house by the old T



Cheryl Kay Dargitz

Cheryl Kay Dargitz, beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandma, was called to heaven February 25, 2011 following a brief illness. Family and friends were at her bedside. Cheryl was born April 18, 1949 in Everett, WA. She grew up in Marysville, WA. After graduation from high school in 1967 she married Steven Dargitz and they raised their family in Marysville. Cheryl was employed by the Marysville School District and spent the last 30 years driving school bus. It was a career that she excelled in and truly loved. In her free time she enjoyed road trips with family and friends, fishing, scrapbooking, summer breaks relaxing in her lawn chair in the river, and she had a special fondness for the casino slot machines., She was a friend to all and was loved by so many. Her kind genuine spirit and big smile was always present. Her phone calls were always ended with, "I love you.", Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Brenda; son, Duane (Cassandra); sister, Linda; brother, George (Charlene); niece; nephew; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild., She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve; and parents, Don and Marie Blair. She also leaves many special lifelong friends, you know who you are., Cheryl will always be on our minds and forever in our hearts. She will be truly missed by all. Gone but never forgotten. We love you Cher., A celebration of Cheryl's life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 6 at Marysville Art & Technology HS, 7204 27th Avenue NE.



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.



Connie R. Klaus

Wonderful mother, loving daughter, loyal sister, adoring grandmother and faithful friend flew up to heaven on the wings of angels with family by her side February 27, 2011. She fought a courageous, six year battle with Ovarian Cancer which is attributed to the excellent care she received from the doctors at Rockwood Clinic Oncology and Cancer Care Northwest. Connie was born in Spokane, WA. September 10, 1955 to James and Mary DeGuire. She is preceded in death by her first husband Dennis Radonich, her father James DeGuire, her baby sister Sherry DeGuire and baby brother H. John DeGuire. She married John Klaus in 1983; she was the proud mother of John Klaus Jr., Kevin Klaus, Joel Klaus and Suzanne Klaus (Roy Herrick). Loving Grandmother to Kaleb Herrick and Olivia Herrick. She leaves behind her mother, Mary DeGuire; her sisters, Carol (Jeff) Larson, Jaime (Jim) Thiel, Kathie (Les) McCollim, Jennie Jones; and brothers, Greg (Martha) DeGuire, Gary (Shari) DeGuire and Alan (Lori) DeGuire; numerous nephews and nieces. Friends too many to count. Connie's passion was being a homemaker and raising her family. She was an animal lover from her core and doted on her many dogs. Anyone she met along her way through life became her friend. Her smiles were famous for brightening a room or even a life. Connie was active in the Deaf Community of Spokane and attended many Deaf Conferences in Washington, Idaho and Oregon which allowed her to make friends from all over the country. She loved to swim and be near the water, she loved sunrises and sunsets, AND COFFEE. She loved vegetable and flower gardening. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She will be remembered for her contagious smile and extraordinary inner strength. Connie and her family would like to thank the Palliative Care staff and nurses at Sacred Heart Hospital who went above and beyond in making her wish to meet and hold her granddaughter Olivia, born February 21, 2011. A celebration of her life will be held at 11am Saturday, March 5, 2011, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th , Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Sacred Heart Palliative Care or Scraps., RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY assisting the family., Online guestbook at



Cook, Kristopher "Kris"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Kristopher Cook, born April 3, 1954 passed away in Ellensburg on Monday, February 28 2011. Kris was born in Seattle to Bette and Rene ..... 



Cornelius W. "Cornie" Noteboom

A Man of Integrity and Influence Cornie Noteboom, of Lynden, Washington, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the age of 92. Cornie was intelligent, loyal, and a man of integrity. He was a man of humble influence who would want everything said and done in his honor to in turn honor the Lord. Cornie was a dairyman, world traveler, scholar, golfer, fisherman, avid hunter of virtually every North American game, and a long-time elder, leader and Sunday School teacher at First Reformed Church. He was an astute businessman, and served with loyalty as Secretary/Treasurer at Darigold for many years. His sense of humor, grasp of the facts, and mild manner helped draw people together to come to a solution for the betterment of everyone. He was a peacemaker who touched and influenced hundreds if not thousands of lives - with integrity - in the farming community, Darigold, Kiwanis, and his church. In short, Cornie loved to rally behind a cause, especially in the sharing of Scripture, and was a humble fix-it person who gained the trust and respect of his entire community. And he loved teaching the nurses at the nursing home a few Dutch words right up until the end. Cornie was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Noteboom, and daughter-in-law, Joan Noteboom. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 70 years, Alma (his little sweetheart – his myn meisje lieveling); children, Irwin (Marlene) Noteboom, Marilyn (Lyle) Bennink, and Denny (Arlene) Noteboom; grandchildren, Kim (Jeff) Strating, Kyla (Jim) Gibbs, Kari (Randy) Fehr, Julie (Dan) Ranson, Lisa (Alan) Hickey, Scott Noteboom, Denise (Ken) Koenig, Susan (Michael) Cummings, Melisa Lancaster, and Hank Lancaster; nineteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Leroy "Pete" (Nancy) Noteboom; sister-in-law Margene Noteboom, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Committal will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Monumenta Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Cornie's Life, and Reception, at 2:00 PM at First Reformed Church, Lynden. In place of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cornie's honor to the First Reformed Memorial Fund, 610 Grover St., Lynden, WA 98264, or Western Theological Seminary, 101 E. 13th St., Holland, MI 49423. You may share your stories and thoughts of Cornie with his family at



Crimp, Jay Curtis

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Curt was born April 9, 1951 to Frank and Kay Crimp in Ellensburg, WA and died at home February 28, 2011. He attended the Ellensburg .....




David "Barney" Manrique, age 49, died Monday, February 21, 2011., He was born on October 21, 1961 in Toppenish, Washington to Guadalupe and Albina Manrique. David grew up in Burlington, Washington., Surviving David are his daughter Lilliana Manrique; son Ely Leos; five grandchildren, Joseph, Joshua, Divina, Benito and Ely; mother Albina Manrique; eleven brothers: James Manrique (Linda), Blue Manrique, Joe Manrique (Susie), Richard Manrique (Maria), Henry Manrique, Michael Manrique, Martin Manrique, Lupe Manrique, Jessie Manrique, Juan Manrique and Victor Manrique; five sisters: Guadalupe Flores (Cruz), Soila De La Cruz (Chente), Maria Aurora Bravo (Isaias), Julia Johnston (Les), Yolanda Manrique; and numerous nieces and nephews., David was preceded in death by his father Guadalupe, his sister Ofelia and his brother Martin., David will be dearly missed by friends and family., Viewing will be held Wednesday, March 2nd, and Thursday, March 3rd, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park on Friday, March 4th at 11:30, immediately followed by a lunch on site at Hawthorne Reception Room., Donations can be made to Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park.



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. [...]




Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Keith L. McIvor, 82, of Pullman, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



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.



Darrell A. DuChene

Darrell DuChene left us to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Darrell was raised in Spokane. He graduated from Shadle Park H.S., attended Whitworth College, worked at Morning Star Boys Ranch 17 years and CCS Dist. IEL 19 years. We believe Darrell's most important role was that of being a foster parent. Darrell began his foster parenting in 1976 to the present. He had 114 kids through the years and loved every one of them. Darrell was the kindest, most loving, caring, compassionate, selfless person and a mentor to many, both in his parenting and work force. He became Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa to many of the kids he fostered. Darrell is survived by Mike Meadows, Matthew Miller (Katina), Randy Jeffus (Dawn), Randy Beals (Tammy), Donavan DuChene, James Walker, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Elizabeth DuChene. Vigil Service on Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:00 P.M. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Reception at 2:00 P.M., doors open at 12:00 P.M., Spokane Community College, Lair Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch or Early Childhood Development.



Darren E. Owens

Darren E. Owens, 40, of Everett, WA passed away peacefully on February 22, 2011 at Merry Haven Care Center after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was born May 29, 1970, in Everett., He was the oldest of four siblings. He graduated from Everett High School in 1988., He was predeceased by his mother, Nancy Jo Owens., He is survived by his father, Roger (Marlene) Owens of Arlington, WA; brothers, David Owens of Everett, WA, Daniel (Cara) Owens of Rochester, NY; sister, Denise Perry of Everett, WA; nieces, Kyla and Lucy Owens; nephews, Cameron Perry and Zakery Owens; many aunts, uncles and countless friends., A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. at, , 2711 Oakes Avenue, Everett, WA 98201., In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the North Everett Little League (PO Box 12946 Everett, WA 98206) Darren Owens Memorial Fund.



David Niels Juel

David Niels Juel went quietly to be with his Lord on February 24, 2011. He passed away due to complications following surgery, surrounded by family and friends at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington., David's life will be celebrated in a memorial service on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Word of Life Church, 9028 51st Avenue NE in Marysville, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Lutheran Brethren World Mission c/o Word of Life Church., David will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.



David T. Crosby

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Death Nothice - Sandra Brinson

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

March 6, 1939 - Feb. 28, 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 - 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 - Leonard Mayfield Sr.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:37 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 6, 1934 - March 2, 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 - Robert Schumacher Jr.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 6, 1944 - Feb. 20, 2011 



Death Notice - Steven Tomlinson

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

Feb. 27, 2011 



Diane LeGrande

Born November 7, 1960, in St. Paul, MN, to Harley Dahlen and Beth Bettis, Diane passed away February 28, 2011, in Spokane Valley, WA. She is survived by many loving family members and friends. A celebration of Diane's life will be held on Thursday, March 3, 3:00 PM at Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley, 13127 E. Sprague



Don Smith

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Don Smith, 83, a 60 year resident of Orondo and the Greater Wenatchee area, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Highline Care Center, surrounded by his family. A kind, gentle and fun loving man, he will be greatly missed. Don was born on March 13, 1927, in Cave City, AR, to John Ike and Hazel Enid (Felts) Smith, the oldest of eight children.



Donald W. Farwell

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Donna E. Thiele

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



Dorothy Looney

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryDorothy Looney left her earthly home on February 17, 2011 after a bout with type A flu and pneumonia. Mom and her twin sister Doris were born on December 25, 1910 to Bessie Tolle 



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 .....



Eelco Egbertus "Co" Floor

Eelco "Co" Egbertus FLOOR Eelco passed early Saturday morning at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Wormerveer, Holland, on March 4th, 1927 to Jan and Wilhelmina Floor. He was the second of 5 children - sister Ria, brothers Nol, Dick and Wim. He attended MTS in Amsterdam, Holland, where he received his engineering degree. He met his loving wife Willy Kohler while playing in his band at the Oddfellows Club on his 22nd birthday and they were married on July 26, 1952. They immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1952 where their sons Cornelis (Neil) and Robert were born. Eelco then received an opportunity to work for Boeing in 1957, and moved to the Seattle area, where daughters Marietta and Yolanda were born. Eelco retired from Boeing in 1990 after 30 years. After his retirement, Eelco and Willy traveled extensively throughout the world. Our enduring memories of Eelco will always be his incredible work ethic, love of beautiful music, and his amazing talent on the piano which extended throughout his life. Eelco was an active volunteer in the Boy Scouts, Blue Bells, Renton Elks, Renton Senior Center and Lindbergh High School Booster Club. He was also an enthusiastic boater, fisherman and supporter for his kids and grandkids' atheletic events. He leaves behind 7 grandchildren; Jake, Remy and Nick Sharp from Renton, WA, Carsten and Alaina Floor from Boise, ID., and Haley and Cody Bolithon from Yokohama, Japan. Eelco also leaves behind loving son and daughter-in- laws Chris Floor, Steve Sharp, Leon Bolithon and Jo Pitzer. A special thank you is extended to all the wonderful caregivers who helped make his final days more comfortable. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Golf and Country Club, Renton, WA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Group Health Hospice or the American



Eleanor Grace (DeBritz) Schaefer

Eleanor Grace (DeBritz) SCHAEFER August 22, 1911 ~ February 28, 2011 El passed away peacefully in West Seattle where she lived since 1937. She was the 4th of 8 children born to Seattle pioneers George & Christine DeBritz, who were from Norway. El attended Leshi, Orcas Island and Garfield High School. She married Roy W. Schaefer in 1935 and their marriage lasted 59 years, until his death in 1994. El's passion was spending time with friends, family and entertaining in her home. Her door was open to all and she helped many elders in her younger days. She cherished her 72 years in her home at Alki Beach. She is dearly missed by her family members who include her sons Roy Schaefer (Randy) and Ron Schaefer (Nancy); grandchildren Jacquie Newhall, Todd Schaefer, Eric Schaefer, Sarah Schaefer and 6 great grandchildren; her brother Roy Debritz, her life-long friend Edith Davoust and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank El's caregivers, Cerise Barber, Lana Plaisant, Sue McRae, Paula Brothers, Nada Naisoro and TLC Arbor Heights for the exceptional home care they gave Mom over the past 3 years. We are greatly indebted to Swedish Hospice for the care and support they provided to El and her family. Viewing will begin at 9AM Friday March 4, with services at 11AM in Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle, followed by a celebration of life luncheon at Salty's on Alki. The family suggests donations to Swedish Hospice in memory of El.



Eleanor Tuttle

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:14 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 20, 1924 - March 1, 2011 



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.



Eugene Harvey Littell

Went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2011. Gene was born to Ray and Josephine (Smith) Littell on August 30, 1922 in Spokane. He was preceded in death by his first wife; Lillian (Oslund), daughter, Susette Werner; son-in-law, Brian Kelly; sister and brother-in-law, Margorie and Earl Ruby; brothers: Gilbert and Leonard "Gale"; nephews: John Littell and Lance Labarge., Gene is survived by his wife of 46 and a half years, Veronica "Vicky"; daughter: Christina Kelly; son, Clayton Littell and Dr. Kirsten Robinson; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; sister, Susan Smith of San Marcos CA; numerous nieces and nephews., Gene attended Bryant, Whitman and Browne Elementary Schools and graduated January, 1941 from North Central High School. He attended EWU until he enlisted in the Navy, October 13, 1942. He served in Pearl Harbor from June 1, to December 26, 1944. He was then sent to the Philippines to join a Beach Party, which was the embryo of the Navy Seals, until the war ended in September, 1945. He was honorably discharged as a Second Class Carpenters' Mate. He worked at Union Sash and Door for 11 years, at SHMC as Carpenter Shop Foreman for over 27 years. He retired in 1988. Gene was very active in his sons' athletic career and playing at a lot of golf., Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 3624 W. Indian Trail Road, with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Please visit Gene's online memorial and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Evelyn Henderson

HENDERSON, Evelyn, Born February 7, 1930; died at the age of 81, February 25, 2011. Evelyn was born and raised in Priest River, Idaho. Her parents were Mike and Olivia Veltri. She was the second of four children: Violet Franz, Marvin Veltri and Marlene Veltri, who is the only surviving sibling., Evelyn graduated from Priest River High School and married her high school sweetheart, Alan Henderson. She traveled with Alan while he served in the Army. They settled in Spokane and had two sons: Daniel and Michael Henderson. Her daughters-in-law are Sue and Shelly. She has two grandchildren: Ryan and Renee and one great- grandson, Landon Henderson (seven months old)., Alan and Evelyn had a second home at Deer Lake, Washington, where they thoroughly enjoyed the summers with their family and many friends. Evelyn was an immaculate homemaker and an avid gardener, who compelled her neighbors to attempt to keep their yards as beautiful as hers. She was loved very much by all and will be greatly missed., Visitation will be Friday, March 4, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, 4515 N. Alberta, with a graveside service to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall St. Please visit Evelyn's online guestbook and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Evelyn Richardson

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

Feb. 25, 1930 - Feb. 27, 2011 




Getting special permission from the President, Faye began working for the government at the age of 16. Faye married Kenneth G. Allison, July 30, 1945, in Coffeeville, Kansas; they were married 65 years. They moved to Pasco, Washington, in the late 1940s where she worked for the Atomic Energy Commission until she retired in 1972. They lived in Pasco for 62 years and attended the Riverview Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, fishing and spending time with her family., Faye is survived by her daughters Marilyn Jones and Debi (Bill) Hinkle; nine grandchildren, MaryAnn Terry, Amy Melton, Aaron and Shawn Lembcke, Josh, Michael, Ashleigh and Brandon Hinkle and Lisa Shermer; thirteen great-grandchildren, Jacob and Alyssa Terry, Kaetlenn, Makayla, Bradley and Andrew Melton, Ezekiel Lembcke, Mason Shermer, Julianne, Emma and James Hinkle, Cooper and Emerson Hinkle.




Frances passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 28, 2011 at St Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham., She was born September 28, 1936 in Sylva, North Carolina to Earl and Edna Deitz., On April 22, 1955, Frances married John "Matt" Parker in Lyman and just last year celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary., Frances and Matt made their home in Lyman where they raised their two daughters. They made countless special memories with friends and family there., Frances was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed quilting with the ladies, baking for her daughters, gardening and camping/fishing with family. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her two beloved granddaughters., Frances is survived by her two daughters, Tina Ellison and her husband David and daughter Chloe of Burlington, Tracy Tesarik and her husband Chad and daughter Sydney of Mount Vernon; her sister, Betty Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina; and her brother, Harold Dietz and his wife Lois of Bothell, Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members., She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt; her parents, Earl and Edna Deitz; and her infant brother, Billy Deitz., The family would like to extend a very special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the St. Joseph's Hospital Intensive Care Unit., Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11am at the Lyman Cemetery. A reception will follow at the family home., Visitation is available on Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Memorials are suggested to United General Hospital or your favorite charity., Please share our memories of Frances and sign the online guestbook at



Feezell, Vernon LeRoy

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Vernon LeRoy Feezell, 72, passed quietly February 28, 2011 surrounded by family following an extended illness. He was born February 9, 1939, the only ..... 



George J. Obde

George J. Obde, loving husband, uncle and friend, passed away Thursday February 24 at the age of 94. George was born February 17, 1917 in Platte, Nebraska to Lebanese immigrants Joseph and Jamelia Obde. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. George was a graduate of Gonzaga Prep where he excelled in basketball. He played for the YMCA in their Pioneer League and toured the Eastern US on a basketball tour for the Spokane Athletic Round Table in 1939. George joined the, Air Corp with brother Jimmy. Later, he and his brothers owned the Blue Bell Tavern, Obde's Coney Island (with their famous coney sauce) and Obde's Restaurant all here in Spokane. George had a great sense of humor and was so much fun to be around. He really enjoyed his friends and family. He loved playing golf and working in his garden. He is survived by his wife June, of the past 40 years, stepson David Ware, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephew Jack Obde. He is now reunited with Our Lord and his loving family.



Hazel May (Wooley) Marten

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Heather Elizabeth Smith

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

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



Helen Eileen Bakker

Helen Eileen Bakker of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 21, 2011 at the age of 87. She was born in the family farmhouse outside Townsend, MT on Aug. 25, 1923 to John and Agnes Mannix., Helen, her husband and two sons moved to Vancouver in 1953 from Helena, MT., Helen was a secretary for the VA Hospital., She enjoyed playing bridge, pinochle and bingo-winning three straight games of bingo a few days before her passing. Helen is survived by her sons, Andy (Linda) Bakker of Hermiston, OR and Tom (Della) Bakker of Vancouver; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Bakker., A memorial service will be held on Tues., March 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Joseph Catholic Church., Please sign Helen's guest book at:



Helen Mae Arnett

Passed away on February 21, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Helen was born on December 5, 1929, to Melvin and Marie Walker in Clay Center, NE. She is survived by five sons and two daughters; Robert Hull of Buhl, ID, Michael Hull of Burbank, WA, James Hull and David Hull of Finley, WA, John Hull of Pasco, WA, Nancy Carroll and Mary Curtis of Spokane, WA; eleven grandchildren; and step-son, Kent Arnett of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Christine Hull, and husbands, Donald Hull, and James Arnett. "It is through forgiveness that we experience God's grace". Visitation Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:00 till 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. Internment at Fairmount Memorial Park.



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, . 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, 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.



Henry (Hank) Thomas Cable Jr.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeHenry (Hank) Thomas Cable Jr., 87, born in Nampa, Idaho July 1, 1923 to Henry and Alice (Sanders) Cable, exchanged his failing earthly body for the glorified body the Lord promises each of us who accept hi 



In Loving Memory of Chuck Halliday

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

It's been ten long years. Love you & Miss you always, Your wife, family & friends 



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.




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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 



Jacob (Jake) Milburn

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahZILLAH - Jacob (Jake) Milburn 83, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be with his Savior February 26, 2011. Jake was born in Custer, Kentucky on December 24, 1927 to Robert and Lulu Mil



James Carl Long

James Carl Long went to be with the Lord on February 16th. James was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and later moved to Vancouver, WA in 1963. He is survived by his 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren., There will be a celebration of his life this Sunday, March 6th, starting at 2 p.m. at the Vancouver Mall Best Western., Please sign the Guest Book at



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.



Jefferey A. Lundwall

With a heart full of P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude) Jefferey A. Lundwall lost his year long battle with cancer on February 23, 2011. He died at home surrounded by his children. He is survived by his "Little Girl" Amanda Nicole Albert, his "Birthday Boy" Benjamin Alan, Lundwall, his "Little Man", Cody Brian Lundwall, his sister Nancy Bitterling, of Central Point, OR. and his ex-wife Diana Lundwall, all of whom he loved with all his heart. He was preceded in death by his parents, M.D. "Sonny" and Irene Lundwall of Hamilton, MT., Jeff was born July 27, 1955 in Missoula, MT. He graduated from Arlee High School in Arlee, MT in 1973. He then moved to Spokane in 1974 to work at Expo and attend Kinman Business University. After working a variety of jobs and making many friends along the way, Jeff became a Schwan's route delivery driver, a job he held for the last eight years. He loved seeing and visiting with his customers., As requested no funeral or services will be held.



Jeffrey Jonathan Kemmish

My son, Jeffrey, died on Wednesday, the 23rd of February, ending an eight year struggle with pain, disability, and depression because of injuries sustained from a 48 foot fall in March of 2003 which he miraculously survived., Jeffrey worked every day with valor, motivation, and strength to fight through the pain and have a normal life. In the past few years the monumental pain he suffered daily, attempts through doctors, medication, and therapy to dispel, finally became too much to overcome and he ended his life., His final message: "To my friends and family whom I've loved, today I end my pain. I fell eight years ago and have never stopped hurting. I'm sorry I'm weak but a soldier knows his limits and I am at mine. I love you, never forget Jeffrey Jonathan Kemmish.", Jeff was a soldier fighting to save animals; an inspiration to his entire family and to dozens of friends. So many hands and hearts touched him in the effort to save his life after the fall in 2003. Months followed with therapies to re-learn how to move his shattered limbs which required numerous surgeries to give him a chance to walk. He endured all of this with more courage and determination than anyone I have ever known., Without a single complaint, he set to work with all his might to recover, and he lived, walked, and talked against all odds because of the fiber of character that made him Jeff. He worked hard to recover his missed months from school with the help of teachers and friends and returned to Mt Spokane High School the following September, excelling in his studies., He spent time in college at Eastern and decided, after a couple of years, to take a break and go to work at a job involving animals. This was a lifelong dream of his and a way to give something back to the community that was his home. He was active in the community promoting animal welfare spending time rescuing animals and finding homes for them. His strong passion for animals was a comfort to him and compelled him to act as often as he could to protect them. My sisters, who loved Jeff as their own, his sister and brother and I are hoping, with the help of the community, to transform the property where Jeff was originally injured to create a memorial dog park., I welcome any dialog about the dog park project, any advice about how to accomplish this as well as any memories others who knew Jeffrey please send e-mail messages to, Also, an account for Jeff is set up under Our Jeffrey Memorial at Spokane Teacher's Credit Union., Jeffrey strived to make a difference in his short life and we are motivated to continue his legacy to promote the love of animals. This could be the beginning of a positive community effort to eliminate the menace of the retaining wall currently accessible to children to this day that is the wall outside the fence surrounding this vacant lot on North Division near the Y., Still, children have been reported playing in this lot and "walking the wall", even as young as eight years old. It is imperative that we prevent further disasters., Our deep felt thank you goes out to everyone who has shown support and love for Jeff, my family, and I., Jackilyn Kemmish



Jerry Keith Carlson

Jerry Keith Carlson died February 23, and was born on May 21, 1938., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., March 5 at Camano Chapel on the west side of Camano Island. 



Joan T. Verdoes

Joanie passed away to heaven on February 21 surrounded by family. She was born in Canada to Pieter and Anna Bol on November 9, 1952 and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. In recent years she worked for the Stanwood School District and touched the lives of many children and co-workers. Her laughter and humor was contagious as was her compassion and empathy for all she met., She was mostly proud of her children, Peter (Katie), Benjamin (Traci), Marshall and Dorshell Verdoes; grandson, Oliver and the numerous foster children she took in over the years. She is also survived by sisters, Anita, Janice and Leticia; and mother, Anna Bol., Joan was preceded in death by husband, Dick Verdoes; and father, Pieter Bol., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., March 5 at Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, Stanwood, WA.



Joanna Beck

Passed away suddenly on February 25, 2011. She is survived by her four children: Sons, Joseph (Ann) Beck, Greg (Mindy) Beck, all of Spokane, WA; Tony (Kim) Beck of Phoenix, AZ; her daughter, Georgia (Craig) Cline of Spokane; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Robert Beck, in 2003; her parents, Erva Bonnett, and Addie and Bill Bailey, as well as numerous brothers and other relatives. Joanna was born in 1930 in Elk, WA. She attended Rogers High School, and waitressed at the original Knight's Diner. She got much enjoyment out of camping and traveling. She opened her heart and her home to fostering children, and her door was always open to family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA.



Joanne G. Miller

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Joanne G. Miller, 79, a lifelong Yakima resident, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Joanne was born February 24, 1932, i 



Joffrie Pierce

Joffrie PIERCE Joffrie Pierce, owner of Accountable Waterproofing and business entrepreneur for 25 years in the local area, passed away at home on January 21. He was 55. A native of Seattle, he was born on March 29, 1955. He lived the majority of his life in the Seattle area. In addition to his accomplishments in the business world, he was also a talented guitarist having numerous original compositions, and an oil painting artist. Joffrie leaves a wife, Karen; a daughter, Shanna Pierce of Bellingham; a son, John Pierce of Seattle; a sister, Mara Pierce; and many loyal friends and extended family members. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the, in Memphis, Tennessee.



John Edward Haukeli Sr.

Passed away February 23, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born December 21, 1936, in Aberdeen, WA to Norwegian immigrants, Knute and Anna Haukelid. John spoke of many fond days growing up in Aberdeen and made sure his own family and children experienced the same wonderful memories. John graduated from the University of Oregon and moved to Spokane, where he met and married Carol Noble in 1962. John and Carol moved from Spokane and started a family in Portland, OR. They were very energetic and moved around the Pacific Northwest, finally settling in Yakima, WA. In 1981 they moved to the southwest and settled in Arizona, a place they loved and would return to "snowbird" and enjoy the RV semi retired lifestyle. John's work was primarily in the water business where he made many good friends. John's devout motivation for work was always helping others, and along the way "making friends". He is survived by his loving wife, Carol of 49 years; sons, Terry Barnhill, David Barnhill, John Haukeli Jr. (Shawnna), Mark Haukeli (Paula); and daughter Keli Haukeli (Jimmy). John was a loving grandfather to Chad, Jenna, Lindsay, Morgan, Colbie, Anna, Sarah, Jessi, and Johnny Rolfson; also survived by two sisters, Esther Maddox, of Bothell, WA, and Ingrid Fackrell of Aberdeen, WA; brothers-in-law, Jerry Noble of Post Falls, and Dan Fackrell of Aberdeen; and sister-in-law, Katherine Noble of Post Falls. Big Uncle John, as he was known to his nieces and nephews, was a loving uncle and absolutely adored his many nieces and nephews, their spouses, and families. The smile on his face when getting togetherwith his family said it all. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arne Haukeli, and Robert Haukeli, and brother-in-law, Harvey Maddox. Visitation will be held Wednesday the 2nd, and Thursday the 3rd, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Friday the 4th, from 8:00 AM to Noon at Heritage Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 4th, at Heritage Funeral Home with a Graveside Service to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.



John Kish Jr.

John KISH Jr. John Kish Jr. 67, of Spokane Washington, passed away February 23, 2011 at the home. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011 at Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, with visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday March 3, 2011 at Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Independence, Mo. Online condolences may be sent to



John W. Carson

Passed away Saturday morning, February 26, 2011 at 9:42 am. John was born in Stroudsburg, PA on January 4, 1924 to Thomas and Esther Carson. After graduating from Hershey's Boys School in 1943, he joined the US Army Air Corp. John's service to America spanned 26 years including, , Korea and Vietnam. John was a POW in WWII and is the recipient of a, and a, . John moved to Spokane in 1975, there he met his wife Wanda and the two were married on December 28, 1985. John was preceded in death by his two sons Lt. John H. Carson, USMC and Eugene T. Carson; his daughter Julian Carson and his twin brother Lt. Col. Eugene T. Carson, USA, Ret. and granddaughter Karina. John is survived by his wife Wanda R. Carson; his children Shaun Chess and wife Nora; Debbie Chess and fiancé Phil LeFaive, Walt Wicks and wife Barbara. John is also survived by his grandchildren James, Brooklynn, Derek and wife Daniella, Tiger and Brad and niece Esther; great-grandchildren Calvin, Madeline, Audrianna, Sebastian and Brian. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA; there will be a reception at 1:00 pm at the Quality Inn, 8923 E. Mission Ave. John's final resting place will be at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, either online at, or by mail to Wounded Warrior Project -" 7020 AC Skinner Parkway #100, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please make all donations in memory of John W. Carson.



Joseph Max Tennant Jr.

Joseph Max Tennant, Jr., died Thursday, February 24, in his own home, from complications of Alzheimer's. He was 53 years old, born in Salt Lake City, UT to Ruth and Max Tennant. He lived with his family for 46 years, then with sisters, before moving to Quilceda Meadows in Marysville, an amazing community for people with developmental disabilities., Joe was active in his church, an Eagle Scout, swam and ran in Special Olympics, sang and played the harmonica in Voices of the Village band, and worked at different jobs. He loved life, music, and catsup., He is loved and survived by his 95-year-old mother, one brother, 9 sisters, 53 nieces and nephews, 81 great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins, aunts and uncles. His father died 17 years ago., Joe is free at last from his disabilities, but, his spirit and personality can now continue to grow and develop unfettered., Services are Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church, 9215 51st NE, Marysville, WA, and in SLC, UT. Viewing is Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral home, 804 State Ave, Marysville. He will be interred in SLC, UT. Remembrances to Voices of the Village:



Joshua Ryan Atchison

Joshua was born on December 1, 1982 in Redmond, Washington to parents, Steven and Janet Atchison. He passed away on February 22 in Everett, Washington., Josh is survived by his parents, Janet and Steven; brothers, Steven, Jr. and Shawn; sister, Jennifer; and grandma, Joann., 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., In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to P.A.W.S.



Julia Simon

Julia SIMON Julia Simon, of Seattle, Washington died Sunday, 27 February 2011. Born in Celldomolk, Hungary, 19 May 1930 to Toth Denes and Gaal Erzsebet. Julia and her husband came to Seattle in 1956 after the Hungarian Revolution. She was a loving mother, wife, good friend, and a wonderful cook. She joins her husband, Sandor who predeceased her in 1991. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth, her niece Zsuzsana Horvath, great nephew Laszlo Horvath and extended family residing in Hungary. The funeral mass will be held atSt. Catherine's at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, 5 March 2011 (Rosary at 12:45). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the



Kailee Nicole Mills

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Kailee Nicole Mills went to rest with God on February 23, 2011. She was born November 13, 2010, in Wenatchee to Marilu Zavala and Brandon Mills. Our darling has gone to the angels above; Where there's nothing but happiness, joy and love. Gone from this world, so full of strife; Back to the God who gave her life. But rejoice that God chose our sweet flower for His own; And has taken her back to His Heavenly home. ~ Author Unknown



Karl Jonathan Weber

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Karl Jonathan Weber, 98, of Quincy, WA, moved upward to his eternal home on Sunday, February 27, 2011, after a full and purposeful life. He was born to Henry Sr. and Katherine (Amend) Weber at the Quincy homestead on September 25, 1912. His parents and extended family were among the earliest pioneers of the Quincy Valley, settling southwest of town in 1902.



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 .....



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, . 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, 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.



Leocadia Contreras-Peralta

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:12 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 9, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011 



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 Dahlen LeGrande

Born November 7, 1960, in St. Paul, MN, to Harley Dahlen and Beth Bettis, Linda passed away February 28, 2011, in Spokane Valley, WA. She is survived by many loving family members and friends. A celebration of Linda's life will be held on Thursday, March 3, 3:00 PM at Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley.



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 Nelson

Lois Nelson began gathering her heavenly choir for rehearsal shortly after 6:30am on February 27, 2011, after succumbing to Leukemia. Born to Jack and Beatrice Lester on June 12, 1927, in Enumclaw, WA, she attended Lincoln High School and graduated in 1945. She attended Pacific Lutheran College for one year., Lois married Edward Nelson on Feb. 25, 1949, in Tacoma, WA. They met when she played violin in an orchestra he directed at Youth for Christ. They continued a life filled with music until the moment of her passing. Lois ministered to countless numbers through her music, whether it was playing the violin, singing with her family or directing numerous choirs, both young and old. Her heart's desire was to use her talent for God as long as she was physically able., She was preceded in death by her father, Jack, and mother, Beatrice. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Edward; her brother Donald Lester of Spanaway, WA; daughter Barbara Bowman of Olympia; son Mark (Linda) Nelson of Spokane; daughters Marla Nelson of Spokane Valley, Heidi (Steven) Rasmussen of Cheney, WA and Jill (Jim) Wallace of Spokane., She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and even when communication was nearly impossible her face lit up when she saw them. She has 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She loved them all., A time of music and celebration will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011, at First Assembly of God, 828 W. Indiana in Spokane, WA at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St, Spokane, WA 99202.



Lorraine (St. John) Paulson

Lorraine (St. John) PAULSON Born June 27, 1923, and passed away in Seattle, February 23, 2011. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Paulson. She is survived by her children, Scott, Marlis and Susan, five grandchildren, her sister Lola, and her brother Myron. Lorraine was raised in Opheim, MT, graduated from Central Washington College, and taught school in Seattle. She will be lovingly remembered for her caring, kindness, devotion to family, and her amazing energy and love of life. Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church. Memorial Service is Friday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave SW, Seattle, 98136.



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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 




She is survived by her husband, Sam Meacham; her children, Jeannie Roberts, Kirk Hennig, Teresa Hennig; and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren., Margaret brightened the lives of the people who knew her and will be remembered for her devoted faith, warm heart and strong will.



Marguerite Mahoney Pratt

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Marie Helda Raus

Of Pullman, died February 27, 2011 at a Pullman hospital. Born May 1, 1937 in Ambla, Estonia, she was the daughter of Hugo Annast and Erna Orgel Annast. Maire immigrated with her family to the United States in 1950. She graduated from New Britain High School in Connecticut. Afterward, she also attended college for some time. She later moved to Maryland where she lived from 1962-1973 and then to Virginia from 1973-1988. Maire worked for Atlantic Research Inc for many years, a position she very much enjoyed. Mrs. Raus was of the Lutheran faith. She married Juri Raus on March 28, 1959 and later had two children. She was very active in the Estonian community while living in the Washington D.C. area and was also was a Scout Den Mother for many years. She enjoyed reading and gardening and really loved spending time with her family. Survivors include a daughter, Karin Vercamer and her husband, Arvo, of Pullman; a son, Steven Raus; a brother, Michael Annast and a sister, Paivi Annast; and three grand-children, Indrek, Sulev, and Maarika. She is preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. at a later date. KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME of Pullman is caring for the family and on-line condolences may be sent at



Marion J. VanCorbach

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Marion James VanCorbach, 77, of Yakima, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 25, 2011, after spending his last days surrounded by his loving family. Marion was 



Marissa Coelho

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:13 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 17, 1978 - Feb. 25, 2011 



Marjorie Colson Logozzo

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Marjorie Colson Logozzo celebrated her journey to heaven on February 25, 2011 at 11:35 PM. Marjorie was born April 24, 1919 in Chester, Idaho. She was the daughter of Alton Peay and Emma Pearl



Mark Wilton Burns

Mark Wilton BURNS Mark Wilton Burns passed away in his Brinnon home on February 25, 2011. He was 89. Born January 1, 1922, in Springfield, Massachusetts, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gertrude Ihrig Burns. The middle of three sons raised by a widower who ran his own ice business, Dad became an artillery sergeant with the U.S. Marines Fifth Division in World War II. He landed on Iwo Jima on D1, and knew the men memorialized in the famous flag-raising statue. In a long career as a field rep with Pratt & Whitney, he worked for years as a liaison with Boeing in Seattle. Though he wore a business suit to work, he was always a hands-on guy, ruining many a dress shirt when he pitched in to help repair a jet engine. Dad's career took him all over the world. He took part in test flights for the first passenger jet engines in the 1950s, and in 1963 represented his firm on the around-the-world maiden flight of Boeing's 727, stopping in 26 nations and flying 76,000 miles in 70 days. In his job he investigated plane crashes, which took him to remote locales, from islands off Alaska to far reaches of the South Pacific. In the mid-1960s Pratt & Whitney moved him to Australia, where he eventually concluded his career as field service representative for Australia and the South Pacific. Many of Dad's happiest memories were from Australia, where his eight children spent many of their younger years. We'll always remember the daiquiri parties Mom and Dad threw in Melbourne; swimming in the back yard in Sydney; his pruning of the lemon tree so that it didn't fruit again for seven years; taking us to the Parahan pool, where all the other kids wanted to play with our dad. Dad was a true renaissance man and shared his love of music with his children, all of whom were given music lessons whether it took or not. On Sunday mornings, recordings of opera, Gilbert and Sullivan or Spike Jones blared through the house, even though our tolerant mother preferred Country Western music. He decorated the house with carvings from Papua New Guinea and Aboriginal barks from Australia, which he collected in the 1960s at a time when indigenous art was underappreciated. After he retired and had time to read, we discovered Dad's love of early American history. Dad devotedly documented our lives in home movies and kept a file on each of his eight children with all our school reports, first pay stubs and drawings. He was also a loving grandfather, known for frying up 'eggy' sandwiches for any kid who wanted one. Dad and Mom retired to Brinnon, on Hood Canal, in 1987. He is survived by his brothers, George and Robert; his children, Mary, Kathleen, Mark, Ann, Barbara, Margaret, Julie and Sarah, and their families. Dad, we will miss you. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 7, at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, 205 N.E. 205th St., Shoreline.



Mary Lou McSherry

Mary Lou McSherry transcended pain, frustration, despair and earthly limitations on February 27, 2011 and returned to the loving embrace of the Goddess., She was born on October 23, 1936 in Arcadia, California and from the first and up until the very end, she took on the World face to face usually on her own terms., During her Life Journey she developed three great loves, gardening, animals (sharing her space with cats, otters, horses, dogs and birds over the years) and art which would become a passion., Teaching and creating beauty with oils, watercolors, pencil and acrylics she joined and participated in such groups as the Northwest Toleliners, Sky Valley Artists and Marysville Art Guild., She left behind her husband, Mark C. McSherry; and their fuzzy children, Wrecker, Bingo and Houston., At her request her remains will be cremated. No memorial date has been set., If so desired, remembrances in her name may be made to the Everett Woman's Shelter; or Animal Welfare Group of your choosing. She will be missed.



Michael "Mikey" Botzon

BOTZON, Michael, Michael "Mikey" Botzon passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 after a brief but hard fought battle against Endocarditis., He was born in Spokane Washington and lived here most of his life where he worked in roofing and sheet metal. Mikey attended Holmes and Sheridan Elementary Schools, Libby Junior High and Jantsch High School. Mikey is survived by his children Michael N. Fernandez, Wellpinit, Washington and Adrian M. Bishop, Kalispell, Montana; parents Ronald and Kateri Bishop, Spokane WA; and siblings Anna (Samuel) Loya, Stockton, CA; Carol (Curt) Bowen, Lodi, CA; Carmen (Thomas) Miller, Spokane WA; Robert (Tawnya) Botzon, Chattaroy, WA, James (Trudy) Bishop, Spokane WA; Jeff (Susan) Bishop, Attica Michigan; Brian Botzon, Spokane WA and Baron Botzon, Spokane, WA. He was preceded in death by his father Robert C. Botzon. Mikey loved life, his children, and his very extended family without reservation. He was in turn much loved and will be sorely missed. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2 p.m., Hennessey-Smith, Rose Chapel, 2203 N. Division St. and will be followed by cremation. Please sign Mickey's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Mildred "Milly" Olsen

Mildred "Milly" Olsen born June 18, 1920 went home to be in the arms of our Savior on February 28, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Olsen and survived by daughter Peggy Beaty (Radio) Cleveland, TN, Debbie Roper (Mike), Dalton, GA. Julie Allen (Drew) McDonough, GA, Michelle Earley, Canton, GA, Donnie King, Dalton, GA and granddaughter Stephanie Allen, McDonough, GA. She worked for the Washington State Employment Security Department starting from mail room clerk in 1948 to Office Manager of the Valley Branch in 1970 and retired after 33 years in 1982. She was a life member of Daughters of the Nile, and member of Pacific N.W. Personnel Management Association (Washington State Chapter) and also served as its secretary and president. She was a PEO member. From October 1989 to December 31, 2002 she served as secretary to the Board of Directors of Spokane Teachers' Credit Union taking the minutes in shorthand at age 70+. In 1973, she was chosen as Spokane's Business Woman of the Year by Eastern Washington University Business sorority and received several awards for meritorious service as Employment Security Department employee. She became a resident of the Waterford Retirement community in 2006 and had just been elected Council President. She was a devoted member of the Manito Presbyterian Church since 1957 and was greatly loved by their members. She served as a choir member from 1957 to 1999, an elder, a commission leader, committee member and Discovery group leader. As she writes, she wants to be remembered for her love of life and her sense of humor. Her passing is not to be mourned but celebrated as she is with her heavenly Father in paradise. Memorials may be made to Manito Presbyterian Church or Daughters of the Nile, El Karnak Temple.



Minnie Schneider Wolf

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Minnie Schneider Wolf was born on August 23, 1934 in Kenel, South Dakota. She was a dear loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend to every one of us. We will miss her smiling face, her great d 



Misako Groh

Misako went home to Jesus, February 27, 2011. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kusumoto on March 7, 1929 near Yokosuka, Japan., She met and married Ronald B. Groh in 1958 while he was stationed there in the Navy. She came to the United States and worked hard to learn English and quickly became an American citizen., Misako loved children, especially babies and wanted to work with them. She went to work at Shriners Hospital, where she was employed for the next nine years. After her retirement, she and Ron adopted two baby boys - Roger and Richard., Later Misako met Roger J. Wilbur and they married in 1995. They spent a couple of years in Prescott, Arizona and then returned to Spokane where she spent the rest of her life., Misako loved to play bingo and quite frequently won! She also loved cooking Japanese food for the Groh family. The last few years we all enjoyed going to the Suki Yaki restaurant at least once a month., Misako is survived by her loving husband Roger, sons Richard and Roger; grandchildren Hayden, Patrick and Courtney and in-laws Patricia, Mary, Julie, Tim, Jan, Cathy, Terry and Jim., Misako was the most loving and giving person - never a bad word about anyone. An exceptional person! She will be missed by all who knew her., Services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am at Salvation Army Church located at 222 East Indiana, Spokane, WA., Crematory services were provided by Neptune Society and Misako's urn will rest at North Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley.




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He lived in Pasco his entire life and graduated from Pasco High School in 1944 then shortly thereafter joined the Navy., Bud went on to further his education at Eastern Washington University in 1954 where he graduated and earned his bachelor's degree in political science., While attending Eastern Washington University, Bud met and married Mickey Vail and had three children., Bud later went on to marry Melba Alexander mother of three children. Between them, they had a daughter., His lifelong occupation was working in the Title Insurance industry which included Franklin Benton Title Co., Transamerica Title and then Benton Franklin Title Co. where he retired on his birthday in 1995., Bud was an avid golfer, gardener, sports enthusiast, but most of all spending time with his family was his greatest love., After his retirement, he was active as a member of the city of Pasco Code Enforcement Board., He was a member of the Franklin County Historical Society., A member of Alpha Phi Omega at Eastern., Bud was preceded in death by wife of 45 years, Melba Ruth Keene; parents Jack and Luella Keene, Jeff and Bessie Morrow, son Don Alexander, and daughter Sharon Keene., Bud is survived by brother George Keene of Pasco; sister Dolly Downs of Vancouver, WA; children Snap and Rita Keene of George, Shelley and Jerry Larson of Pasco, Brent (BJ) and Roxie Alexander of Pasco, Janet and Brent McDonald of Rosamond, CA, Kim and Terry Elzie of Pasco; and daughter-in-law Tari Alexander of Renton, WA. He also leaves behind 35 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren to whom he was known as 'Papa' and numerous nieces and nephews., Bud is now rejoined with the love of his life Melba (Mamo). They loved and cared for one another, and will continue to do so for eternity., Bud will be remembered for his profound generosity and loving heart., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tri-City Chaplaincy/ Hospice at 2108 W. Entiat Ave Kennewick WA. 99336., Viewing will be Friday, March 4, 2011 at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 W. Court St. Pasco, WA between 5:00pm-8:00pm., The graveside service will be held Saturday at City View Cemetery on Oregon Ave. in Pasco, WA Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:30am.



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: Carl Schroeder

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Carl Schroeder, 93, of Pullman, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, Wash.Carl was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Albert and Minnie (Wollenberg) Schroeder. He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from high school there. Carl attended college in Wisconsin where he received his bachelor's degree in 1939. He married [...]



OBITUARY: Daphne Lenore Silha

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Daphne Lenore Silha, a longtime Moscow resident, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Danville, Ky. She was 92.Daphne was born Sept. 27, 1918, at Fort Benton, Mont., starting out life on a small farm with two sisters and a brother. She graduated from Montana State University with a BS in business in 1939. In 1941, she married her [...]



OBITUARY: Eddie Daniel Meier

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Eddie Meier passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital from complications of heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Eddie was born at the Meier family home in Melrose, Idaho, on Dec. 24, 1918. He was the fifth of six children born to George Meier and Janie Tretheway Meier. He grew up, worked and resided at the family [...]



OBITUARY: Maire Helda Raus

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Maire Helda Raus, 73, of Pullman, died Feb. 27, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Born May 1, 1937, in Ambla, Estonia, she was the daughter of Hugo Annast and Erna Orgel Annast. Maire immigrated with her family to the United States in 1950. She graduated from New Britain High School in Connecticut. Afterward, she also attended college for [...]



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: Ruth Catherine (Hazle) Bode

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ruth Catherine (Hazle) Bode, 97, passed away Feb. 16, 2011, in Pullman, Wash., due to age related illness. Ruth was born to Blanche (Doyle) and Albert Hazle on Nov. 3, 1913, in Chicago, Ill. Her mother died shortly after childbirth and Ruth was raised by her father, paternal grandparents and aunts. Her father remarried when she was 11 [...]



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, [...]



Orland Jacob Wawers

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Orland was born in Soap Lake, WA and grew up in Quincy, WA, where he graduated from Quincy High School in 1973. On November 25, 1972, he met his future wife, Mary Richardson, and two years later, they were married on November 25, 1974. They had two daughters, Shawn and Noel.



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.




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Pamela Ann Clark Fann

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

September 23, 1956 – February 3, 2011



Pat Knowles

Pat was born Gertrude May Wiggins, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at home following a long and full life. Pat loved and nurtured her four sons, Larry, Gary, Dan, and Dennis Knowles who will truly miss her., She was an accomplished needle craft artist, entrepreneur and good friend to everyone who knew her., Her late husband, Lloyd "Babe" Knowles preceded her in death in 1988. Her brothers, Charles and John are also deceased., Pat lived her life in the Marysville, WA and Everett, WA area., Her legacy includes four sons; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren so far.



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.



Paul Holte

The family and friends of Paul are invited to attend the regular church service at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Sunday, March 6th at 10AM, followed by a committal service in the memorial garden. Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Scholarship Fund. You may share your thoughts and memories of Paul in the online memorial guest book at



Pauline Callahan Echelbarger

Pauline passed away February 24, 2011 at her home in Lynnwood, WA at the age of 85. She was born in Edmonds, WA to Paul and Lucy (Hansen) Callahan December 27, 1925. She was the second of seven children. She married Dale Curtiss Echelbarger and together they enjoyed 49 wonderful years of marriage until his passing in 1993., Pauline will live on through her daughters Karen (Jim) Watson and Diane Echelbarger; her grandchildren, Renee, Eric (Crystal), Carrie (Rick) Joshua and Dale; her great-granddaughter, Savannaha., She is preceded in death by her son, Dana Curtiss Echelbarger., Pauline raised two families, her own three children and Dana's three children. We would like to thank the caring staff at Home Instead for helping us to comfort Pauline in her final hours., Services for Pauline will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 in the chapel at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Road in Lynnwood, WA.



Peter Lopez Jr.

Entered into rest on February 27, 2011. He was born on November 6, 1941 in Toppenish, WA to parents Pedro and Mary Lopez. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Lynda; son, John Lopez, daughter, Veronica (Kris) King; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Jane (Egon) Stumke and Angela (John) Edwards; brother, Frank Lopez; uncles, David (Frieda) Grajeda and Raul (Joan) Grajeda; nephews, John (Pam) Lopez and Kevin (Karen) Cardwell; nieces, Haley Lopez, Colleen Mitchell, Ann Marie Cardwell, and Christa Angela. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA . Interment will follow the service at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online guestbook at



Purcell, Jean D. (McGahey)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Jean D. Purcell, our beloved mom, sister and grandmother went home on Sunday, February 27, 2011 to sing with Jesus and her parents. Jean ..... 



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.




Harry Richard Britton, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Washington, at the age of 72. He was born on July 26, 1938, in Lebanon, OR, the son of George and Dorothy (Straley) Britton., Dick and his first wife Penny, owned an airplane dealership and flight school in Houston, TX, where his love for flying was passed down to the students he instructed., After selling the business, they spent two years aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean with their children, before settling in Anacortes. As an avid sailor and competitive sail racer, Dick utilized his skills running a yacht charter company for 15 years, managing Skyline Marina in Anacortes. He was a member of the Anacortes and Seattle Yacht Clubs., Dick had a rich and colorful life which sparked many entrepreneur interests. He was very active, cheerful, and optimistic in life., Dick loved the Lord and was an ordained Deacon in the Anglican Church, involving himself in many religious activities. His faith grew deeper and deeper as the years went by., Dick lost his wife, Penelope in 2008, and soon became reacquainted with his present wife Brandy in the spring of 2009, and later in the fall, they married., All who were touched and loved by him, and who loved him in return, will miss him greatly. Dick is now at peace and walking with the Lord., Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Penny; and sister, Barbara Gnoss. He is survived by his wife, Brandy of Anacortes; sons and daughter-in-law, Alexander Britton of Spokane, WA, and Benjamin and Krista Britton of Snoqualmie, WA; daughters and son-in-law, Kirsten and Randy Young of Mount Vernon, WA and Bethany Erickson of Anacortes, WA; 10 grandchildren; and brother-in-law, George Gnoss of Belvedere, CA., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Trinity Anglican Church, 1200 Cleveland Avenue, in Mount Vernon, WA., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the, or to the Trinity Anglican Church in Mount Vernon., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Dick, please sign the online guest register at:




Richard "Dick" Garvey, 58, of Bow, Washington and former resident of Anacortes, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his home in Bow., Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will be published at a later date., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.




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Rebecca Pasco

Rebecca May Pasco, 82, of Vancouver, WA, died peacefully at home on Feb. 19, 2011., She was an extremely talented graphite, watercolor, and oil artist. We will cherish the art she left for us., Rebecca loved her Lord Jesus Christ and studying her bible., She is survived by son, Rhett Pasco; daughter, Dyonnis Christina; grandchildren, Daniel and Alyssa Christina; brother, Kenneth Karschney; and sister, Jean Toyras., She was preceded in death by husband of 50 years, Ivan; brothers, Oscar and Emil Karschney; sisters, Mamie Waisanen, and Josephine Kadow; and daughter, Melanie May., A special thanks to son, Rhett and all who made her last days so special., A memorial service will be held for her Fri., March 4th, at 3:00 p.m. at Columbia Christian Church., Please sign Rebecca's guest book at:



Reed Lafayette Clark, Jr.

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




Reginald J. Groves

Entered into eternal rest February 28, 2011 in Ritzville, Washington. Reggie was born October 18, 1925 in Chappell, Nebraska to Earl S. and Josephine A (Thermar) Groves. He attended Deuel County, Nebraska schools and graduated in 1944. He enlisted in the, January, 1945 and served during, in the Pacific Theater, earning a, and attaining the rank of Corporal in less than one year. Following the war he returned home to farm with his father until 1980, when he moved to Ritzville, with his sister: Geraldine Sommers and farmed until retirement in 2009. He was a resident at Life Care Center in Ritzville for the past year and a half until his death. He attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ritzville. Reggie is survived by his sisters: Geraldine Sommers of Ritzville, Nathalie Hoff of Medford, OR; nephew, Steven (Rose) Hoff of Reedley, CA; and three great-nephews. Visitation will be Friday, March 4, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME - RITZVILLE . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ritzville. Burial will be in Chappell, Nebraska. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of your choice.



Richard Daniel Regalado

Passed on into the presence of the Lord on February 25, 2011 from complications due to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Rick endured the disease with dignity and bravery for 2 ½ years., Rick was born to Daniel and Elisa Regalado in Douglas, AZ on May 5, 1956 and lived his early life in Sunnyside and Othello, WA, before moving to Spokane in 1980., Rick graduated from Othello High School in 1974. It was there in Othello where he met his wife Nancy Struthers who he married in April of 1983. He began a 30-year railroad career in Othello starting with the Milwaukee Railroad joining the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad in Spokane until ALS forced his retirement in 2009., Rick was a master wood craftsman and could design and build anything, often spending hours in his shop making gifts for family and friends. Mostly he loved spending time at home with his wife and two beloved daughters. He was a proud Coug Dad and devoted fan of the Mariners and Seahawks., Rick had a fantastic wit and sense of humor and loved a great laugh. If you needed an answer to anything, Rick could be counted on. His hard work and sacrifices for his family inspired us. He was a stubborn perfectionist and it showed in his woodwork, but he balanced this with a tender compassionate heart that we will forever remember. We love our "Mijo", Dad, Sweetie, "Dirkie", brother, and Uncle Rick. He will be missed beyond words., Rick is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Jessica Bumsted (Justin) of Spokane and Sarah Regalado of Redmond, WA; parents, Daniel and Elisa Regalado of Othello; brothers, Ron (Kathryn) of Bellevue, WA, Ed (Deanne) of Minot, ND, Charlie (Linda) of Spokane, Jerry (Stephanie) of Phoenix, AZ; and a sister, Kathy Alston (Jerry) of Temecula, CA. He also leaves behind 15 nephews and nieces and four grand-nieces., Memorial service will be held at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST. in Spokane on Saturday, March 5th at 11 AM., In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to, in honor of Rick Regalado, to benefit local families with loved ones stricken with ALS.



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Ronda Jo Emerson

Passed away tragically February 28, 2011 in a snowmobile accident in Montana. Ronda loved life and lived it to the fullest. She had a passion for helping others and contributing to her community. Ronda owned and operated the Otis Grill and loved all her customers. First and foremost she was a loving wife and mother. Ronda's love of horseback riding, snowmobiling and huckleberry picking were renowned. An extremely competitive person she feared nothing. Ronda and Vance's cabin at the Yaak was built with love and a special place for the family. Ronda had a strong faith in God which sustains the family in this sorrowful time. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years Vance; son Vance Jr; daughter Nicole; stepsons Michael and Justin; parents John (Bev) Klomp and Karen (Ron) Fritz; in-laws Wade (Darlene) Emerson; brother Scott; sister Tammy Ford; stepbrothers Vince and Perry; stepsisters Kellee and Karlyn; brothers-in-law Jesse (Kathy) and Craig (Heather) Emerson; sister-in-law Kristi; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends. Celebration of Ronda's life will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Rd. Please sign Ronda's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Roy Layne Ray

Roy Layne Ray was born July 27, 1934 in Miles City, MT to Layne and Bernice Ray. He died in Everett, WA on February 27, 2011., Roy is survived by his wife, Sharon (Sherry); six children, Bob, Terry, Randy, Sherry, Becky and Cassy; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Allen Ray; and four nephews., He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved immensely by all who knew him and will be greatly missed., Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at New Life Center, 6830 Highlands Drive, Everett, WA. Reception to follow at Fairway Estates Clubhouse., Donations in Roy's memory may be made to New Life Missions., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory.



Ruth N. Roberts

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - On Friday, February 25, 2011, God sent his angels to wrap their arms around our mother and take her home to be with her husband, Roy, family and friends who were waiting for her.




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Sammie Joan McLoud

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Sammie Joan McLoud, 68, of Yakima, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, February 25, 2011 at Yakima Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family after a short illness. Sammie 



Samuel Dean Diana

Samuel Dean Diana was born in Spokane to Carl and Oliven M. Diana. He went to St. Charles, Glover, Shadle and graduated from North Central in 1967. He attended Spokane Falls and Radio Broadcast School for short periods., Sam was formally diagnosed with M.S. in 1969, but was drafted into the Marines anyway. He came home a month later with his first major exacerbation of M.S., which was obvious by its symptoms ever after., Sam was well known as a fighter in high school, and thereafter, as an inspiring and courageous fighter of his M.S. Sam had difficult moments when his words could hurt, but he was mostly a gregarious person, and an inspiration to many, with a heart and soul full of peace, love and rock and roll., In 1981 Sam became famous as the first person to establish "Medical Necessity" for his medical use of marijuana for his M.S. in the State and U.S. His battle has helped multiple medical marijuana patients, and has helped change society's attitudes., More notable was Sam's extraordinary courage, persistence and perseverance in his battle with M.S. He had a love of life, a love of people and nature, and great appreciation for the kindness and assistance of others. Despite occasional harsh words fueled by pain and frustration over his ever declining physical ability, Sam usually was silent about his pain, and seldom complained unless things were really bad. In truth, Sam really was a big softie., Sam broke a leg when bucked from his wheelchair on February 13. His health spiraled, and after his last valiant battle, he passed away in the presence of his family., Sam was one of a kind and will be truly missed!, Sam was preceded in death, by his parents and brother Tony. He is survived by his brothers George and Carl J. Diana, his sister Mary Diana Harris, numerous nieces and nephews, a grandniece and grand nephew, two uncles and an aunt., An informal memorial service shall be held for Sam on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the Sunset Memorial Chapel at Fairmont Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane. Sam's ashes will be buried at Spokane Memorial Gardens at a later date., The Diana family extends its sincere appreciation to Sam's many friends and caregivers, whose efforts and company made Sam's long survival possible, and to the entire Sacred Heart family for its sensitive care without regard to Sam's resources., Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the M.S. Society in Sam's name.



Satnik, Donald C.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Donald C. (Don) Satnik died at his home at 4631 Tjossem Rd, Ellensburg, on February 24, 2011, of natural causes. He was born May 27, ..... 



Shirlee Kathleen Bangert

Shirlee Kathleen Bangert, 57, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 26, 2011. She was born April 12, 1953 in Hollywood, CA to Grenville and Jane Daun. Shirlee was the middle of three children, brother Tim and sister Susan. At a young age her family moved from Hollywood, CA to Dupont, WA where her father worked as Presbyterian Pastor., Shirlee attended Wilson High School in Tacoma, WA and graduated with a Business Degree from WSU in Pullman, WA. She then moved to Lewiston, ID for her 1st job at the Potlatch Corporation., Shortly thereafter she was set up on a date with Jim Bangert, the local renegade car salesman/bartender. The rest was bliss as they were married on Jan. 8, 1977 in Lewiston., Shirlee and Jim made the move to Vancouver, WA to start their family. In March of 1978 they were graced by God and brought their beautiful daughter, Kristine Kathleen, into the world. September of 1979 were blessed with a son, Jacob James., Shirlee's passion was motherhood. She spent the next several years raising her kids as her fulltime job. She believed this was the most important job in the world, and she excelled. As the kids grew, she became friend, confidant, and surrogate mother to many of Jacob and Kristine's friends., Motherhood, education, and teaching children about God's grace, was truly Shirlee's calling in life, and brought her immense joy. She took on many projects throughout her life, from VP at the family company, to owning and managing rental properties, and later spearheaded many of the responsibilities in organizing the construction and development of her new church, East Woods Presbyterian. Any endeavor she took on, she did so with the utmost passion and was unrelenting until her job was complete to her satisfaction., Shirlee is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter, Kristine; sons, Jacob and Jason; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; granddaughters, sister, mothers, brother, niece, nephews and a plethora of friends and other family members., She will be missed by many. The memorial service will be held at East Woods Presbyterian Church, Sat., March 5th at 2:00 p.m., 16210 NE 20th Street, Vancouver, WA 98684., In lieu of gifts to the family, Shirlee would have preferred donations in her honor to the "Building Fund" to: East Woods Presbyterian Church, PO Box 871091, Vancouver, WA 98687., Please sign Shirlee's guest book at:



Stacy Kulaas Murphy

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Steven D. LeProwse

Steven D. LePROWSE Steven D. LeProwse, 64, of Big Arm, MT and formerly of Seattle, WA, passed away on February26, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, MT. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn and three sons. Local services will be held in Polson, MT and a memorial gathering is also scheduled for May in Seattle. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online, . Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is assisting with arrangements.



Stewart, Mildred Eileen (Radosevich)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Mildred Eileen Stewart, 90, of Roslyn, Washington, passed away peacefully at her home on February 12, 2011. She was born on June 23, 1920, in .....




Theresa E. Hemmen After 46 years without him, Theresa E. Hemmen, 86, joined her beloved and departed husband, Jack, on February 24, 2011. Born April 2, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rapacz) Yutrzenka, a hard-working Argyle, Minnesota farm couple. From these humble beginnings, she left to earn a degree at the




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Thaddeus Richard (Dick) Perry

Thaddeus Richard (Dick) PERRY Thaddeus Richard (Dick) Perry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2010, surrounded by his kids. He was 89 years old. Dick was well known for hissense of humor and kindness.He loved animals, especially dogs, treating trips abroad as opportunities to pet dogs of all nationalities. He and his wife, Elaine, who passed away in 1998, had a variety of screwball terriers through the years. Dick was born on February 20, 1922 on Capitol Hill in Seattle. He attended St. Joseph's grade school and Broadway high school. He was a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at the, where he met Elaine, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Both were Husky football fans and season ticket holders for over 50 years. From the UW ROTC program, he entered World War II and served in the Quartermaster Corps in Patton's third army, ending his army career as a Captain. After the war, Dick was recruited by his father, Thaddeus, and brothers Jack and Bob to help run the family wholesale food business, Perry Brothers, where Dick had worked as a kid. Dick was one of the first to introduce fine European deli cheeses and meats to Pacific Northwest supermarkets in the 1970's. Perry Brothers was bought by Kraft Foods in 1986, and Dick retired in 1988. After his retirement, Dick and Elaine enjoyed their dream house, formerly the site of a Perry family cabin, on the Puget Sound in Des Moines, WA. Dick had spent his childhood summers at the cabin and his heart was never far from the beach he loved so much. As a teenager, he would hitchhike from Capitol Hill to the beach to spend weekends at the cabin; as an adult, he took daily summer swims in the Sound into his sixties. We will never forget his graciousness, his humor, and especially his compassion: he spent many years caring for Elaine as she became progressively weaker with MS. His number one priority was always his family. He wasa devout Catholic and very supportive of his parish and grandchildrens' schools. Dick was preceded in death by his wife Elaine, his brothers Jack and Bob, and his sister Margaret. Dick is survived by his children Mark (Linda Hartzell), Lynn (Dan) Winkelmann, Tim (Shaun), and Katie (Terry) Donohue; grandchildren Adam Hartzell; Ryan (Danielle), Caitlin, and Andy Winkelmann; Betsy and Matt Perry; Shelly, Nicolette, and Kris Donohue; his sister-in-laws, Lillian Perry and Phyllis (Don) Gill; his brother-in-law Jerry (Betty) Ellering; and his cat Jake. He also had many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. On Monday, March 7, 2011, a Rosary will be held at St. Philomena Church at 10:30 AM, followed by a memorial Mass at 11:00 AM. The church is located at 1790 S. 222nd St., Des Moines, WA 98198. Afterwards, a reception will be held at the church followed by an internment ceremony at Gethsemane Cemetery, 37600 Pacific Hwy. S. Federal Way, WA 98003.



Theresa E. Hemmen

Theresa E. HEMMEN After 46 years without him, Theresa E. Hemmen, 86, joined her beloved and departed husband, Jack, on February 24, 2011. Born April 2, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rapacz) Yutrzenka, a hard-working Argyle, Minnesota farm couple. From these humble beginnings, she left to earn a degree at the, . After she graduated from college in 1945, Terry moved to Seattle, Washington where she met John E Hemmen MD, marrying him in 1950. After moving several times, they settled in Tacoma in 1959. Widowed in 1964 with four young children to raise, she dedicated many years to raising her offspring, guiding them toward professional careers, and ensuring all graduated from universities. During this time she also earned a master's degree and developed her nutrition consulting practice. Her children grown, she pursued her own interests of travel, bridge, and quilting. Additionally, she devoted numerous hours to her causes: her parish, the State Historical Museum, and St. Vincent de Paul. She leaves behind four children: Rosemary Wenzl, Ann Lynch, Peter Hemmen, and Ben Hemmen; eleven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the matriarch of the family, having survived her only sibling, Medard, and all of her brothers- and sisters-in-law. Terry is fondly remembered as a woman with firm opinions and a strong will. Terry was a model of self-determination. She chose a career as a dietitian when it was not yet popular to be an independent woman. Yet she was known to be generous, warm and compassionate. Vigil service and rosary will be7 PM, Friday, March 4, at Gaffney Funeral Home, 1002 S. Yakima, Tacoma, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM, Saturday, March 5, at St. Ann's Church, 7001 S. Park, Tacoma, WA. If you would like to honor her with a donation, her selected charities are St. Ann's Church, St. Placid Priory, and the Oregon Province of Jesuits." Please leave online condolences at, . Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.



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.




Vendla Evans, 94, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011., Vendla was born on June 26, 1916 in Hoogdal, WA to Elsa and John Grip, Swedish pioneers of the Hoogdal community. She was the youngest of four children., Vendla attended the Hoogdal Grade School and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School., She met James Evans at a whist card party at the Hoogdal Community Club House. They married on March 25, 1943 and remained married until his death on November 18, 2001., Vendla enjoyed growing plants, flowers and vegetables, and was well known for her home made cinnamon rolls. She was proud of her Swedish heritage and spent her entire life in the Hoogdal/Sedro-Woolley area., Vendla is survived by her two daughters, Judy Hardin and Linda Evans; two grandchildren, Maxx Rivas (Tracy) and Kasey Rivas; numerous nieces and newphews and sisters-in-law., The family wishes to thank everyone at Joshua's House for the love and kindness they have shown Vendla., At Vendla's request, there will be no funeral service.



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.




Wilma spent her childhood in the Yakima area where her father was a horticulturist and worked in the orchards. Her parents moved to the Finley area around 1936, in order for her mother to take care of her grandmother. Wilma finished high school at the old Hover school. In those days the women worked seasonal jobs at packing houses or at Church's Grape Juice Company in Kennewick. Don and Wilma met at the juice plant and romance bloomed. After Don served in the Navy, they were married in May of 1946., To this union Don and Wilma extended their family, son Roy L. Sitton and daughter Nancy J. Sitton were born., Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her daughter Nancy. Wilma is survived by her husband and son., Wilma was good at finding water in the area by water dowsing. Don and Wilma enjoyed vacations at the Potholes and Spokane area lakes. They also enjoyed their trips to the coast at Willapa Bay and later as they ventured down the Oregon Coast.



Walter Daniel Helaas

Walter Daniel Helaas, 91, of Everett died March 1, 2011., Walter was born to Daniel and Anna Helaas on July 8, 1919 in a prairie sod house outside of Malta, Montana joining brothers, Philip and Reuben. Walter's family moved to Everett in 1929, and later relocated to Bellingham, WA where Walt graduated from Bellingham High in 1939., Walt joined the United States, Air Corps in 1939, serving in, as a gunner on B17's. Walt's WWII Tour of Duty included Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, India, and the Middle East. The 7th Bombardment Squadron reunions across the country were regular highlights through the years. Walt was one of the last surviving members of his band of brothers., Walt returned from the war in 1946, and married Helen Anderson on April 25, 1947. Daughters, Susan and Sharon, joined the family and Walt and Helen made Everett their home., Walt retired in 1981 from Associated Sand and Gravel after 28 years as Purchasing Agent. Walt and Helen's retirement travels included Europe, Israel, New Zealand, and Australia. Visiting family in Norway and seeing where his parents immigrated from was an especially meaningful trip for Walt., On March 1, 2011, while surrounded by family, Walter Daniel Helaas passed gently into eternal life., Walt is survived by his loving wife, Helen Helaas; daughters, Susan Hickok (Robin), of Moses Lake, WA, Sharon Greenwood (Gary), of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer Hickok, Kristina Daheim (Matt), Mark Hickok (Heather), Adam Greenwood and Sarah Greenwood; great-grandsons, Micah, Eli and Liam Daheim; and many nieces and nephews., The family thanks Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, the Puget Sound Kidney Center of Everett, the community of Washington Oakes, Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Everett, and many friends who loved Walt., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to any of the above organizations., The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., this Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 215 West Mukilteo Blvd, Everett.



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 



Wilma Warrington

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaPORTLAND, OR - Wilma Warrington passed away peacefully at her adult foster care home in Portland, OR on February 9, 2011, seven years after she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The la

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