Saturday, March 12, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/12/2011


 

ANN CLAIR "SUE" PETTIT

Ann Clair "Sue" Pettit, 78, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, unexpectedly passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 9, 2011., She was born on September 28, 1932 in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Clarence H. & Ann L. (McGee) Robbins. She was raised in Seattle and attended Immaculate Conception grade school and Holy Rosary High School., In 1952 she met Richard Pettit and they were united in marriage on June 11, 1954. She and Richard made their home in the Ballard area of Seattle until moving to Sedro-Woolley in 1991., Sue retired from Pacific Northwest Bell., Sue's true love was her family and friends. She took pride in her home, delighting in the art of all things domestic-from decorating to cooking. She was gifted, creating breathtaking works of perfection in her handwork, embroidery, and sewing., Before moving to Sedro Woolley she was active in several bowling leagues., Sue is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard, at the family home; her sister, Sally Nugent and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Margaret Craig and her brother, Clarence F. Robbins., The family suggests memorials be made to the Helping Hands Food Bank, P.O. Box 632, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284., A Rosary will be recited at 10:30AM with a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM on Thursday, March 17 2011 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington with Father Tom McMichael, Celebrant., Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Share memories of Sue and sign the online guest register at


 


 

Adeline Q. Craw (Elliott)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Adeline Quinella Craw was born December 13, 1920 in Colome, South Dakota and passed on March 4, 2011 in Renton, Washington. She is survived by three sons, Jim (Sylvia), Bill, and Rick (Pat), 10 grandchildren, many great grand 


 


 

Albert Lawrence Kokenge

Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Albert Lawrence Kokenge, also known as Al, Fairly Honest Al, Audi, Big Al, Big Daddy, Daddie-o, Grandpa, Gramps, the Big Guy; died peacefully in his sleep March 10, 2011, age 86. He was at


 


 

Allen Boudreaux

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Allen Boudreaux, 44, of San Diego, died December 5, 2010 at his home with his family by his side, after battling cancer for two years. He was one of five men in the United States who had the rare form of Small Cell Prostrate Cancer. <br / 


 


 

Alma Alicia (Larsen) O'Neal

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Alma Alicia (Larsen) O'Neal, who knew Jesus as her personal Savior, went home to be with her Lord on March 4, 2011. She was born March 27, 1920 in Lindsey, Oklahoma but lived all her younger years 


 


 

Alta Conner

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 PM 

Alta Conner was born to Willis and Ella Heath of Twisp, WA on January 14, 1922. The second eldest of ten children, Alta helped to raise and nurture her siblings until her graduation from Okanogan High School in 1940. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Portland, OR, where she attended Bible College for two years.


 


 

Anja Thompson

Anja loved her family, music, pet care, travel and going to the ocean, hiking, nature and parks. She had attended New Life Baptist Church, Church of Living Water, Lacey Presbyterian Church, Timberline Baptist and First Baptist Churches. 


 


 

Anna Marie Fish

FISH, Anna Marie, Anna Marie Fish (Bockstall) "Pat", age 82, passed away February 22nd, 2011, in Spokane, WA after coping 30 years with Parkinson's disease-like symptoms. She is survived by her husband, George Fish of Spokane, WA; daughter, JoAnn Tombow of Careywood, ID; son, Jim Bockstall of Lake Mary, FL; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed deep sea fishing while living in Tujunga, CA and was a Girl Scout leader for several years in San Gabriel, CA. She was cremated and her ashes will be interred at Pine Grove Cemetery in Blanchard, ID early in the spring. No services are planned at the present time.


 


 

AnnaBelle Arneson

AnnaBelle ARNESON Born on May 17, 1916 in Niobrara, NE; moved to Kirkland, WA in 1956; died on March 6, 2011 in SeaTac, WA. Survived by her loving children Linda, Judy, Trudy, Edwin; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandsons. Funeral Service today, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00PM at Yarington's Funeral Home; 10708 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle with Viewing one hour prior to service.


 


 

Anthony Burdo

Anthony Burdo of Arlington, WA passed away peacefully on March 7, 2011. Tony was originally from Elmira, MI and moved to Bellevue, WA in 1955., He began a career with the Boeing Company, where he retired in 1992. He retired in Engineering Management, managing USAF projects and planes. His love of aviation began as a young boy, learning to fly in the Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow. He also built his own airplane, a Mustang II, N45AB, and was a member of the EAA Chapter 26. His first flight award from the EAA was May, 1979 for a plane that took some six years to complete in his garage., Tony attended Clare High School in Clare, MI, was an athlete and member of the National Honor Society. He also was cast as "Prince Charming" in the play "Snow White," a role that described his very nature. After his service in the US Army Air Corp, he graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Engineering and a member of the Alpha Pi Omega Engineering Fraternity., He is survived by Carole Lee Burdo (Graham), formerly of Clare, MI, whom he married in 1955., Tony will be remembered as a good father to his children, Michael Burdo and his wife, Melinda (Dickinson), of Kirkland, WA; son, Bryan Burdo, of Seattle, WA; daughter, Christina Burdo, of Seattle and Carla Burdo-Halsne, of Mill Creek, WA. He also had grandchildren whom he doted on, Ryan Burdo and Crystal (Watts), of Richland, WA, Erin Halsne and Eva Halsne, of Mill Creek. He was a great-grandfather to Riley Burdo and Cooper Burdo, of Richland., Tony always practiced the tenet "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" from the Lord's Prayer. An avid golfer and woodworker, Tony built a vacation home for his family at Lost River Airport in Mazama in the Methow Valley, his favorite place. A private memorial service will be held there, Memorial Day weekend where family and friends will gather to celebrate his life.


 


 

Barbara A. Kenney

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 4:01 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

January 31, 1921 – March 4, 2011


 


 

Barbara Jeanne Carey

Barbara Jeanne Carey, age 86 of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was born in Sumas, Washington on February 27, 1925. She was a loving mother and long term employee of Seattle First National Bank, retiring in 1987. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Wiley SoRelle and Minnie and Lloyd Brown, husbands William C. Jarratt and Wesley L. Carey, and grandson Jason Carey-Fuller. She is survived by her son David (Carlotta) Jarratt, daughters Leslee (Richard) Hoover, Patricia (Jack) Bishop, Pamela (Scott) Cook, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Barbara was a founding member of the Northwest Singles Club (formerly Parents without Partners). She loved traveling, especially cruising to exotic places with her long time friend Connie Meyers. After retiring, she completed a life goal by backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail for five days. She enjoyed visiting her extended family across the country, friends at the Singles Club and her YMCA water aerobics group. She loved dancing, reading, and spending time with her family. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham on Saturday, March 26th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the


 


 

Barton Frank

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Beth Ann McVay-McCreary

Friday, March 11, 2011 1:00 PM 

Beth Ann McVay, 57, a 14 year Soap Lake, WA resident, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 8, 2011, in Moses Lake at the home of her fiance;, following an extended illness. She was born on December 12, 1953, at Casa Grande, AZ to Dale Kenneth and Margy McVay. She spent her early years in Casa Grande, prior to the family moving to Othello, WA.


 


 

Betty Isabel (Bradbury) Johnson

Born in Spokane, Washington to parents William Edgar Bradbury and Margret (Kristvik) Bradbury. She was the third of four children. She was raised in Spokane and graduated from North Central High school in 1941. In high school she was the secretary of her senior class and was on the tennis team. After graduating, she worked as a secretary at the Nazarene church, later worked at Standard Oil, and for the department of anesthesiology at the University of Washington. She lived in Denver, Berkeley and finally Seattle where she met Floyd Johnson and was married November 19, 1963. They moved to Liberty Lake, WA where they resided for 43 years and raised two boys, Courtney Alan (1965) and Gordon Elliot (1967). Betty enjoyed skating, dancing and being active. She was very proud of her work as a secretary and enjoyed it tremendously. She later developed interests in cross country skiing, hiking, gardening, quilting, Tai Chi and the outdoors. She was very active in the Unitarian church and developed life long friendships there. She was always interested in people from outside America's borders. Whether it be traveling to the San Blas Islands of Ecuador with her siblings as a missionary, serving as a host family to foreign students from local universities or teaching English to local refugees from Ethiopia and Laos. First and foremost, Betty cherished her children. She was very proud to give birth to her children at the age of 41 and 43 respectively. She was always a great source of support for the boys. She had a great love of children, not only her own, but all of their friends and her grandchildren. Whether it be den mother for the cub scouts, playing piano at the school, taking soccer players to and from practice and cheering at the sidelines, hosting haunted houses in the basement or playing store with her grandchildren. In 2007, Betty and Floyd moved from Liberty Lake to reside in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They spent their last years at the Coeur d'Alene Homes Retirement Community where they were cherished by the staff and received impeccable care. Betty had a great love of music and enjoyed dancing and playing the piano through the last years of her life. Betty was preceded in death by father William, mother Margaret, brothers Leroy (Puggy) and Ray, and sister Doris. She is survived by sons Courtney Johnson (Newman Lake) and Gordon Johnson (wife Madhumita Pal) of Portland, OR., and four grandchildren, Jeremy Johnson (Ohio), Jakala Bowling (Ohio), Samir and Tara Johnson (Portland). A celebration of Betty's life will be held March 25th from 3-5 pm at the Glover House in Spokane. Dinner will be provided. The Glover Mansion, 321 West 8th Avenue, Spokane, WA., 99204, (509-459-0000), In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coeur d'Alene Homes, 624 W. Harrison Ave, Coeur d'Alene ID, 83814.


 


 

Betty J. (Cleek) Winkelman Williamson

While in junior high school she was a drum majorette and also played the bass fiddle in orchestra all through junior and high school. She practically lived on roller skates and performed several floorshows with her skating partner.


 


 

Betty Jane Klein

Betty Jane Klein, 81, of Arlington, gently passed into the arms of Jesus on March 9, 2011. Betty's gentle spirit, love of family and caring nature were evident until the final hours of her life, which were spent surrounded by family, friends, and the caring staff of the Palliative Care Team at Providence Hospital., She was born in Liberal, KS on February 3, 1930 to Douglas and Luella Woolen. During the Depression, Betty's parents moved their three children west in search of work, eventually settling in Arlington. With Betty, her sister (Billie) and brother (Jack) in school, her father supported the family building power lines on Seattle City Light's Skagit River hydro projects. The family attended the Gospel Hall in Arlington, and there Betty met the young man who would become her lifetime love and partner. Elmer Klein was part of a big Snohomish County dairy family. Elmer was forever captivated by Betty's stylishness and grace., The marriage of Betty and Elmer in Everett on April 30, 1946 set her on a challenging and joy-filled path that lasted for the rest of her life. The early years were a struggle to make ends meet. Betty worked briefly in a clothing store, but the demands of motherhood and farming were strong. Betty was busy helping Elmer milk their growing herd of dairy cows the morning their first child, Sandi, was born in 1947., Betty and Elmer worked a series of Arlington-area dairy farms while their family grew with son Dan and daughter Barbara. In 1969, the couple was blessed with their youngest child, Teresa. In 1964, the family left farming and moved to Lake Stevens. When the dairying bug again bit the Kleins in 1969, they returned to Arlington and purchased a large dairy on the Stillaguamish River. Betty never had to travel far to enjoy fun-filled summer days with family and friends down by the river. At the Stillaguamish farm, Betty pursued her love of gardening by raising champion roses. After selling the Stillaguamish dairy to son Dan and wife Pam, Betty and Elmer retired to their home in Arlington. They spent the winter months with family and friends at their second home in sunny Southern California. Betty's family was her greatest joy., In addition to husband, Elmer, those who will remember her with the deepest love and affection are sister, Billie Klein; daughter, Sandi Dollar, son, Dan Klein (Pam), daughter, Barbara Klein (Gary Larson), daughter, Teresa Dunn; grandchildren Jami Adams, Jason Klein, Marneye Dollar (fiance Tyson Driesen), Brady Dunn, and Casey Dunn; great-grandchildren, Damon Adams, Dylan Adams and Demri Adams., Betty was preceded in death by parents, Douglas and Luella Woolen; brother, Jack Woolen, and half brother, Dean Woolen., Viewing will be at Weller's Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, WA on Monday, March 14 from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a private burial. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the Free Methodist Church, 730 E. Highland Dr., Arlington, WA., Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Providence Hospice or Providence Cancer Partnership.


 


 

Betty Lucille Beaudette

BEAUDETTE, Betty Lucille, Betty Lucille Beaudette, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at her home with family by her side. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Resthaven Mausoleum, West Des Moines, Iowa., Betty was born in Spokane, Washington and lived most of her life there until moving to Ankeny in 1999 to be with family. She was a homemaker her entire life and loved to garden. Betty was an active member in several women's clubs in Spokane, WA including a sanctioned garden club in which she won awards for her arrangements., Betty is survived by her two sons, Rodney C. (Jane) of West Des Moines and John C. (Susan) of Ankeny; six grandchildren, Stephanie and Paula Beaudette, Joanne Hammon, Tony, Ronnie and Katie Jeffries; four great-grandchildren, Grayson and Jaye Hammon and Alec and Taryn Jeffries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney O. Beaudette and two sisters, Greta Barbara Burt and Jennie "Linnea" Karstad/Mossuto., Memorials may be directed to WesleyLife Hospice.


 


 

Burrows, Paul

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00 AM 

Paul Burrows passed away Jan. 19th in Salt Lake City. He was born April 10, 1930 in Medford, Ore. the son of Harold and Dorothea .....


 


 

CECIL EARL HITTSON

Cecil Earl Hittson, 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home March 5, 2011. Born in Rule, Arkansas on August 4, 1927 to May Anderson Hittson and Clifford T. Hittson, he was the eldest in a family of three children that included sisters Ethel Miller and Winnie Hittson., He grew up in a farming environment that included a lot of playing in the dirt and "noodling" for catfish throughout his childhood. The family moved to Lyman, Washington in 1935, and Cecil was proud to be a graduate of the small Lyman Elementary School; he then went on to graduate in the nearby Sedro-Woolley High School in 1946, where he was active in class activities and football. During his time in that area he enjoyed outdoor hunting and fishing activities. He stayed in contact with many fellow classmates and attended annual class reunions for both Lyman and Sedro-Woolley schools thru 2010., After high school graduation, Cecil enlisted in the, and served two years in Japan. After serving in the US Army, he began work at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. He worked there for 33 years, starting in the Electrical Shop, and eventually retiring as Supervisor of Nuclear Inspection in 1982. He was active in softball and basketball programs at PSNS., Cecil married Betty Osborne, also of Sedro-Woolley on April 6, 1951. They were married for 59 years, and had two daughters, Patricia and Pamela. Cecil was preceded in death by his mother and father, May Anderson Hittson and Clifford T. Hittson, sister Winnie Hittson and daughter Patricia M. Rothenberg. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Hittson of Belfair, daughter Pamela Ramstad of Belfair, granddaughter Katie Rothenberg of Bellingham, grandson Jeffrey Rothenberg of Ballard, grandson Michael Barnett of Belfair, grandson Scott (Kate) Thompson of New Jersey, granddaughter Jamie Durham of Port Orchard, son-in-law Steve Rothenberg of St. George, Utah, son-in-law Tim Ramstad of Belfair, as well as three nieces Laura, Stephanie, and Corrine and nephew Scott, all of the Sedro-Woolley area., As a husband, father, and friend, Cecil was known to always be there for anyone who needed him. In addition to family gatherings, Cecil also enjoyed many, many friendships through golfing, snowbirding and RV'ing, sharing humor, and just using his big brown eyes and smile to brighten anyone's day. He had reportedly fished every river in Washington, had enjoyed traveling to numerous states and foreign countries, and especially enjoyed listening to others' stories as well as sharing his own stories of life and travel. In his later years, he enjoyed photography, his computer, numerous new electronic gadgets, and mowing with his riding mower---sometimes including not only his lawn, but others' and neighborhood street-edge and cul-de-sac areas., A celebration of life open-house will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Eagles Club in Belfair, 80 Northeast Alder Creek Lane, Belfair, Wa 98528 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Cecil will be laid to rest, next to his daughter Patti, at Twin Firs Cemetery in Belfair at a later date in a family ceremony.


 


 

Cathalina C. Corona

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Clarence Henry Dunbar Jr.

DUNBAR, Clarence, Henry, Jr., Passed away on March 8, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Clarence was born on November 30, 1930 in Metropolis, Illinois to Clarence Henry and Elizabeth (Williams) Dunbar Sr. He grew up in Metropolis, Illinois and attended Dunbar High School. He graduated in 1950 and went into the US Air Force directly from high school. He spent 20 years in the Service and retired as a Staff Sergeant in 1970. He attended apprentice school for Carpentry and after four years, became a journey man carpenter. He then worked in the Maintenance Department of School District 81 and retired in 1993., He married his beloved wife, Doris Johnson, in 1973. Together, they brought three children to this marriage, Lori Michelle of San Antonio, Texas; Richard (Kristi) Dunbar of Snohomish, Washington; and Dominic (Angel) Dunbar of Spokane., Clarence is survived by sisters JoAnn Dunbar of Atlanta, Georgia; Mary Young of Davenport, Iowa; Sharon Tingle of East Moline, Illinois; Carolyn Dunbar of East Moline, Illinois; and Pamela Tyson of Metropolis, Illinois. Brothers: Paul Dunbar of Brookport, Illinois, Donnie (Patricia ) Dunbar of Des Moines, Iowa; Larry Dunbar of Rock Island, Illinois; and Ricky (Georgina) Dunbar of Atlanta, Georgia., Clarence was preceded in death by mother and father, sisters Virginia Hester, Thelma Lorene Shelton, Shirley Murray, and Ollie Mae Eskridge and brother Windell L. Dunbar., He leaves behind three grandchildren: Malachi, Sevanna, and Jadon as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends., Clarence loved gardening, building things, fishing, hunting, friends, family, and dabbling in fixing anything broken. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to all to who knew him., Visitation will be Saturday, March 12 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the, , 920 N. Washington, Ste 200, Spokane WA 99201. Please visit Clarence's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by


 


 

Claude Duane Myhre

Claude passed away peacefully in his sleep March 7, 2011 at home. He was born December 30, 1926 in Regent, North Dakota. He moved to Spokane, WA. at age eight with his mother, Wanda Myhre, and younger brother Douglas Myhre. Wanda married Charles Myhre in Spokane. Claude graduated from North Central H.S. in 1944. He joined the, and served in, . He married Helen Gilbert in 1947 and had three sons. His life was "Big Band" jazz music. He performed locally and throughout the region from the early '50s through the early '80s. He was a lifetime member of the Musicians' Union Local 105. He worked and retired from the Spokane County Treasurer's Office. He divorced in 1962 and remarried in 1986 to Mary Myhre. Claude and Mary have lived together in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for over 25 years. Music was Claude's life and he truly enjoyed it. He was a very kind and gentle man and was a loving father. He will be missed by all., He is survived by his wife Mary Myhre, sons Thomas G. Myhre, Michael D. and Debra Myhre, Randal C. and Holly Myhre, grandson Aaron and Lindsay Myhre, great granddaughters Emerson and Kennedy Myhre, and granddaughter Britta Myhre, and stepdaughter Nancy Suzanne Wennstrom., A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Corner Bar (formerly the Regina), at N. 1628 4th. in Coeur d'Alene, ID, on March 12, 2011, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.


 


 

Clifton J. Sullens

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeA Celebration of Life for Clifton J. Sullens will be held at Keith & Keith Terrace Heights Chapel, 2807 Terrace Heights Drive on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. 


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Andrea M. Gregg

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Andrea M. Gregg, 30, of Longview, Wash., a student at Washington State University, died March 6, 2011, at home in Pullman, Wash., of causes pending investigation. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...]


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Barney J. Brown

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Barney J. Brown, 52, of Moscow, died at his home Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Edd B. Martin

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:00 AM

Edd B. Martin, 91, a resident of Potlatch, Idaho, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho, from an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...] 


 


 

Dallas Preston Henry

Dallas Preston Henry went home to be with the Lord on March 4, 2011 at the age of 88. Dallas was born on November 10, 1922 in Sylva, North Carolina to William Dallas and Martha (Keener) Henry., Dallas served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 as a Private First Class with the 71st Chemical Mortar Battalion during, where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He enjoyed 59 years of marriage to Mary Inez (Blanton) Henry who preceded him in death. Dallas retired from the City of Marysville after 25 years of employment. He was an active member of Marysville First Baptist Church where he drove the bus for Awana. He also was involved with the, and volunteered for the Marysville Food Bank. Dallas enjoyed league bowling, fishing, gardening, Seahawk football and watching the Mariners. He also enjoyed coaching and watching his son's sports., Dallas is survived by his sons, Ron (Phyllis), of Lynnwood, WA, and Ken (Charlene), of Hubbard, OR; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., Viewing will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011 at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville, WA., A celebration of Dallas' life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Avenue, Marysville, WA, followed by burial at Cypress Lawn in Everett, WA., Memorial donations may be made to The Vital Life Foundation Marquis Care at Autumn Hills, New Chapters Event, 6630 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225; or Marysville Food Bank, Marysville, WA.


 


 

Dan G. Harvey

Dan G. Harvey, 65 of Bellingham, passed away March 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father Gordon and son Paul. He is survived by his mother Ruth, sisters Diana and Dale, daughter Pam and stepson Doug, fiance Vickie, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and cousins. At his request, no services. He will be greatly missed. Donations to Whatcom Hospice or Humane Society.


 


 

David L. Moon

David L. Moon, born December 10, 1953, passed away March 7, 2011. Private services will be held. Arrangements by Cascade Memorial.


 


 

David Ray Marquis

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

David Ray Marquis, 49, a 28 year East Wenatchee resident, passed away at his home in East Wenatchee on Monday morning, March 7, 2011, following an extended illness. He was born on May 25, 1961, at Fort Lawton, WA, the son of Richard and Veda (Epperson) Marquis. He spent his first three years growing up in Honolulu, HI, before his family moved to Yakima.


 


 

David Thomas Rasch

David Thomas RASCH David Thomas Rasch died unexpectedly on March 4, 2011. He is survived by Lauren Preston, his friend and partner in life for 17 years. Their relationship carried them through life challenges and new ventures with strength and joy. David wasthe cherished son of Carolyn and Alvin Rasch of Seattle. He is also survived by his grandmother, Adena Anderson, his uncle and aunt, Thomas and Gina Anderson, his cousin, Erica, and by Lauren's mother, Gretchen Preston of Ellensburg, and her sisters Cindy and Susie. Born on November 6, 1970, David was a lifelong resident of the Seattle area. He was a systems analyst engineer for Insight Technology Solutions. His friends loved him for his loyalty and dependability. He was a fun and caring friend, willing to do anything for anyone. His warmth and his open and generous spirit are his legacy. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at a Memorial Service on March 19 at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Avenue NE Seattle at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Place at P.O. Box 22536, Seattle, Washington 98122 or PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood Washington 98046. David's death at age 40 is a reminder that life is precious and ephemeral.


 


 

Dean F. Whittier

Passed away March 7, 2011 at the age of 82. He was a, and, Veteran. Dean went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1952 retiring from BNSF in 1993. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian, and his mother, Nora. Dean is survived by his children Michael, Patricia, Timothy, and Sharon; son-in-law, James; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers; three sisters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a Past Master of Audubon Park Masonic Lodge #272, Scottish Rite Bodies, a member of El Katif Shriners and the Directors Staff, LOH, and NSSC. Thank you to everyone at the VA Medical Center for the special care given to our loved one. Memorial donations may be sent to the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472. Private graveside service will be held at a later date. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY assisting the family. Online guestbook at


 


 

Death Notice - Cheryl Shannon

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:37 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 2, 1945 - March 10, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Daniel Shofner

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:36 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 7, 1959 - March 9, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Ella Mae Battle

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:00 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 5, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Jenny Paietta

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:36 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 1, 1921 - March 9, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Melvin Derby

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:35 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

May 27, 1923 - March 8, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Rosemary Hayes

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:34 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 14, 1938 - March 07, 2011 


 


 

Delbert Frank "Del" Bunch

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Delores M. Blaine

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Delores Blaine was born in Bradleyville, MO on January 14, 1931 and passed away on March 3, 2011, ending her 45-year challenge with cancer. She attended Champions Center Church for 44 years and was a member of the Church of al


 


 

Doreen Frances Matthew

Doreen Frances MATTHEW Born with identical twin Doris on July 27, 1927 in Osceola, WI, then moved to Spring Valley where Doreen graduated from high school. She and Doris moved to St. Paul in 1945 before moving to Seattle in 1951, where she worked for the Alaska Steamship Co. She met Charles Matthew and they married in 1953. Doreen and Charles enjoyed life in Normandy Park where they lived all their married life. Charles passed away in 1995. Doreen enjoyed many things, their vacation home, exploring Washington, going to the ocean, gardening, cooking, sewing, reading, and British TV. She leaves behind son James and spouse Cindy, daughter Laura, daughter Carrie and spouse Tom, granddaughters Melissa, Jasmine, Cameo, Mary Ellen, Lindsey, great granddaughters Chloe and Jadyn, siblings Warren, Lee, and Sharon. A memorial service will be held at John Knox Church in Normandy Park on March 19 at 2pm.


 


 

Doris Lorraine Winans

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM

Doris Lorraine Winans passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was born on November 2, 1929, to Weldon and Electa Darlington in Pateros, WA. She graduated from Pateros High School. Doris married Don Winans at the Pateros Methodist Church on December 3, 1949. Through the years, they enjoyed living in Brewster, Medical Lake, Auburn, Aberdeen, Spokane and, their favorite, the Methow Valley.


 


 

Doris Sophia Badgley

Doris was born August 15, 1922 in Arlington, WA and passed away on February 23, 2011 in Arizona. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1940 and married Francis Badgley July 4, 1940., She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis; sons, Clark, Jim and Alan; and daughter, Faye Smith., Doris is survived by six grandkids, Chuck (Fran) Smith, Eddie (Toni) Smith, Rita (Kenny) Sorrells, Jeri Badgley, Ryan Badgley and John (Jean) Badgley; eight great-grandkids; and several nieces and nephews., A memorial will be held later in the year.


 


 

Dorothy I. Dutton

Friday, March 11, 2011 12:43 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1918-2011 


 


 

Dorothy Jean Esser

Dorothy 'Jean' ESSER (1926 ~ 2011) Dorothy 'Jean' Esser passed away in her sleep at her home in Bellevue on Tuesday, March 1. She was 84 years old. Her memorial service will be held at St. Louise Parish in Bellevue on Saturday, March 19 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory can be made to Youth Eastside Services. To offer remembrances in an online guest book, please visit www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com and look for Jean's name in the upper right column. Born in Priest River, Idaho on Sept. 11, 1926, Jean lived in multiple locations in Eastern Washington as a child before her family finally settled in Spokane. Jean graduated from Marycliff High School in Spokane in 1944, and went on to attend Holy Names College in Spokane, where she was the yearbook editor as a senior and graduated in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in Education. Jean was working as an elementary school teacher when she met Joe Esser, a Korean War veteran who was then stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. They were married at St. Aloysius Parish in Spokane in 1953, but soon moved to Western Washington, eventually settling in Bellevue. For many years Jean worked side-by-side with Joe at the family business, Esser's Chevron, in the Crossroads neighborhood of Bellevue. They also raised their three children at a nearby home in Bellevue. Jean was preceded in death by Joe, her husband of 43 years, when he passed away in 1997. Jean's twin sister, Phyllis Nelson, passed away in Couer d'Alene, Idaho in 2000. Jean is survived by son Mark Esser and his wife Sally Esser, son Luke Esser and daughter Marcia Esser, granddaughters Katie Esser and Becky Esser, and extended family members throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jean enjoyed a lifelong love of roller-skating that spanned the years from her teens to her early 80's. She and Joe began square dancing in the 1970's and Jean continued to square dance well into her 80's. Jean was a founding member of St. Louise Parish in Bellevue and continued to worship there throughout the rest of her life.


 


 

Dorothy May Nichols

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

Dorothy May Nichols, 94, a 23 year Wenatchee resident, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, at Cashmere Convalescent Center, in Cashmere, WA. She was born on February 11, 1917, in Los Angeles, CA, to the late Charles and Sara Almeda "Medith" (Young) Throop. She was raised in the area of Central Los Angeles, where she went through elementary, junior high and high school.


 


 

EBBA COLEMAN

Ebba COLEMAN Ebba passed away 3/6/2011 in Kent at the age of 100. She was born 4/10/1910 in a Seattle midwife's home to immigrant parents Pete and Alice Mortenson. She chose the traditional Swedish spelling of her maiden name as Martinson. She was an eager student, graduating at age 16 from Franklin High School and soon was working for a newly appointed Federal Court Judge Bowen as secretary and clerk. She resigned from that position after her marriage to Bill (George William Coleman) produced son Walter. She returned to work as an income tax preparer working in Columbia City area and later worked for Port of Seattle expediting imported goods throughout the country. After her retirement she got a part time job bookkeeping for a Columbia City escrow business. She was a member of Mount Baker Park Presbyterian Church, donating countless hours to teaching and church projects. She was well known for her keen mind, integrity, baking, needlework, and love of family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill and son Walter. She is survived by her daughter Caroline and countless nieces and nephews. Memorial service at Columbia Funeral Home; 4567 Rainier Ave So, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to her church, Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian employees fund, or Union Gospel Mission.


 


 

EVERETT SCOTT

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Earl E. Shiflett

Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Earl Edward Shiflett passed away February 26, 2011, following an evening with his daughters and grandchildren at his side. He had battled cancer for several years. Earl was born on March 20, 1933, in a tent on the banks of a river in Watsonville, CA. His parents, Earl L. and Mildred (Stringfield) Shiflett, worked in the fields and orchards there during the Depression.


 


 

Earl Urbanek

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:34 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 23, 1943 - Jan. 16, 2011 


 


 

Elsie I. Phillips & James A. Phillips

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Elsie Phillips (nee Myers) quietly passed away on February 26. She was born July 26, 1922 in Sumner, WA, where she spent much of her early life, and raised three sons from her first marriage, supporting them by working at Corbin's and for Dr. 


 


 

Esther Triplett

Born June 2nd 1918, passed away March 9th, 2011. Esther's life impacted so many in her 92 years. To all who knew her, she was gracious, loving, beautiful, and humble. She was a true Lady., Esther attended Hutton Elementary, Lewis & Clark High School, and University of Idaho. Following college she worked at Washington Water Power as a secretary and married Dunbar B Triplett, Jr. During her time at U of I she joined Delta Gamma and was a member for 74 years. She was also a member of PEO for 71 yrs. She volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels, at local elementary schools reading to children, and in many other areas. Esther loved young people. She enjoyed spending time in Maui and Priest Lake where she was a member of the Priest Lake Yacht Club and is reigning Queen of the 4th of July festivities., Esther is survived by her sister Kathryn Share and niece Vicky Fukai. Daughters, Katy McKeown (Mike Smith) and Susan Leinan (Steve), both of Spokane, WA as well as grandchildren Bill Sugden, Betsey Lemes (Jeremy) and Andy Allen; great-grandchildren Alexie and Dakota Sugden, Cosette Lemes and Nikki Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Dunbar and her beloved grandson, Patrick McKeown., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20th at 4pm at St. John's Cathedral -" 127 E. 12th Ave. Spokane, WA 99202., Donations in Esther's memory can be made to either Lilac Services For the Blind -" 1212 N. Howard St. Spokane, WA 99201 or Meals On Wheels -" 1222 W. 2nd Spokane, WA 99201


 


 

Ethel Mae Jones

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 PM 

Ethel Mae Jones, 98, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2011. She was born near Waterville, WA, on what the family called "Lone Pine Ranch," on December 9, 1912, to Charles V. and Maude Toler Slusser. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1931. She married the love of her life, Rowland M. "Duke" Jones, on December 10, 1938, at the Waterville Federated Church, where she is still affiliated.


 


 

Eugene L. Gochnauer

Of Lewiston, New York, died Thursday March 10, 2011 in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY., Born November 17, 1910 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to the late William and Ina (Hart) Gochnauer. At the age of five, he moved to Washington State where his family initially resided with his grandparents in Adams County. After graduating from Othello High School in 1929, he attended Washington State College (now Washington State University) in Pullman, Washington. He graduated in 1934 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering., For a year after graduation, he worked as a land surveyor, repair mechanic, and as a construction electrician at Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hired Mr. Gochnauer in 1939 and sent him back to Grand Coulee Dam where, this time, he was in charge of civil inspection on concrete structures and, later, electrical engineering at the hydroelectric plant. In June, 1959 he left the Bureau of Reclamation to work for the New York State Power Authority, playing a major role in the construction and energization of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Project. Just prior to energization of the plant, Mr. Gochnauer was appointed Superintendent of Power, and in 1972 he assumed the title of Resident Manager. He held that position until he retired from the New York State Power Authority July 1, 1979., He was married to Annie Frances (Pessein) Gochnauer who died in 1985. He has a daughter, Lois A. Gochnauer of Lewiston, NY and a son, Myron Gochnauer (Anne Crocker) of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Burns-Mael and Dorothy Atkins., Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Services and interment will be private. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the, , WNY Chapter, 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226. Please visit, for online registry and complete obituary information.


 


 

Evelyn (Felty) York Tackett

Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Evelyn (Felty) York Tackett, age 89, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away from this life into Heaven on March 7, 2011. She was born on November 15, 1921, in Raceland, KY, to Jack and Frances Felty. Evelyn was the youngest of five sisters and one brother, all of whom have preceded her in death.


 


 

Fern Demaio

Fern DeMaio, age 81, of Bellingham, passed away on March 8, 2011. Her courageous battle with cancer ended peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on February 1, 1930, in Stockton, New York, to Donald and Harriet Thorp. She married Nicholas DeMaio on December 24, 1949. They retired in Bellingham in 1990. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Fern worked for Sears Roebuck and Company for 24 years. Fern enjoyed playing bridge and socializing at the Village at Cordata with many friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed quilting, knitting, doing puzzles, shopping with her granddaughter, and most of all, spending time with her family. Fern was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ted and Ed Thorp. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Nicholas; daughters and sons-in-law, Nicki and Booth Fowler and Toni and Dennis Whitmyre; grandchildren, Christopher Sweet and wife Wendy, Matthew Sweet and wife Sharon, Whitney Whitmyre and fiancée Steven Auld, and Garrett and Harrison Whitmyre; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Nicholas, Casey and Cody Sweet; her brothers, Wally and Shirley Thorp and Max and Susan Thorp; and sister-in-law, Joanne Thorp; along with many aunts, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Moles Greenacres Funeral Home with burial at Greenacres Memorial Park (Northwest and Axton). A reception will follow at the Village at Cordata Clubhouse. You may share your thoughts and memories of Fern in the online memorial guest book at


 


 

Frederick Wright Kimball

Frederick Wright KIMBALL Frederick Wright Kimball passed away peacefully on March 4, 2011, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He will be remembered by his loving family and many friends for his unfailing courtliness and his unflagging vigor and determination. Both in his successful business career and his personal relationships, he always sought the accommodation that left everyone feeling like a winner. Fred was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1918 to Frances and Sherman Kimball. He was a prodigy violinist who won many state-wide competitions in California. He was first violinist with the Stanford University Symphony orchestra when he played beside his future bride, Alice James. He earned a BA and an MBA from Stanford and served in the US Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. Fred and Alice were married in the Stanford Chapel in 1945. Fred became a management consultant for Booz Allen and Hamilton, and after a consulting job for Puget Sound Power and Light, his enthusiasm for the outdoors prompted him to take a position as Vice President of Finance with Puget Power, and move his family to Bellevue in 1956. While at Puget Power Fred became president of its subsidiary, Puget Western, and developed Andover Industrial Park in Tukwila as a pioneering project in private sector economic development. He subsequently went on to become Vice President of Finance at Heath Tecna, and was later a director at the McGrath Corporation. Despite his successful business career, Fred's primary focus was always on his family. Ever active, he was an avid fisherman, skier, sailor, and SCUBA diver as well as a private pilot. He was a certified ski instructor, competed in the Geary 18 fleet at Corinthian Yacht Club, and founded the Cozy Cove Sailing Fleet. Every week throughout the 1960's Fred's front lawn and dock on Hunts Point would be teeming with eager young sailors in Sea Scouts and Penguins. He also organized the Cozy Cove Dive Club, whose members enjoyed diving expeditions from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Alice Marie James Kimball, and his adoring children, Frederick James Kimball of Seattle and Ann Marie Kimball (Keith Butler) of Seattle, Leslie Kimball Farris (Timothy Farris) of Bellingham, and Joan Kimball (Richard Stiff) of Bellingham, as well as his sister, Tappan Locke (Gardner Locke) of Joseph, Oregon. Fred will also be missed by his fourteen grandchildren: Brice Kimball, Courtney Kimball, Lindsey Marie West Wallace (Alexander Wallace), Kimberly Ann West, Alison West, John Butler (Kasey Butler), Amy Farris, John Farris, Mark Brinn (Carolyn Bailey Brinn), Lucy Brinn, Paul Brinn, Jennifer Stiff Rodriguez (Basilio Rodriguez), Donald Stiff and Laura Stiff, and two great grandchildren, Alec and Conor Rodriguez. Alice would also like to express her deep appreciation for the exceptional care given to Fred during his illness by his caregivers Reza, Eric and Frederick. Donations in remembrance may be made to the Booth Gardner Parkinson Care Center, Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, Washington.


 


 

Genny Ann Mills

Genny Ann Mills of Everett WA lost her decade long battle with M.S. on March 5, 2011. Genny was born in Seattle on October 26, 1947., She is survived by two daughters, Angela Karren, of Everett, and Jessica Walker, of Burien, WA. She is also survived by six grandchildren; many friends; and extended family., Her memorial will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 27 at Lion's Hall at Forest Park in Everett. Forest Park is located at 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. 98203.


 


 

Harold W. Sheeran

Passed away March 7, 2011. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 11:00 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cheney. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Harold's memory to Knights of Columbus, 302 East Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Harry Charles Cultee

Harry Cultee was born December 15, 1956 and passed away from a heart attack at the age of 54, on March 7, 2011., Harry was a devoted loving husband for 22 years, a wonderful father to his children and many children who came into his life. Harry was an avid commercial fisherman, crabber, shrimper and a great hunter., Harry honored the Indian Shaker religion and took a lead in the Smokehouse to many sons. He loved playing pool and softball, a legendary first baseman. Harry was a very proud cultural and spiritual man and was known for his big heart., Harry was devoted to his mother, taking special time and care for her by taking her on travels, including enjoying Bingo and the slot machines. After Harry's father passed away, he was raised by his "Daddy," Vernon Cross., Harry graduated from high school and attended college, completing many certifications ranging from bartending to Scuba Diving and he worked as the Lounge Manager at the Tulalip Casino. Harry also served on the Tulalip Fish Commission., Harry's support of encouragement leadership came from a special uncle, Donald "Penoke" Hatch - Spaht-Ub-Kud., Harry is survived by his loving wife, Leah Cultee; his son, (his hero) Charles Cultee, his baby son, Cole Cultee, Justin Coates and Victor "Bubba" Alday III; his daughter, Phyllis (B.G.) Comenout/Jamie Coates. His loving mother Evelyn Cross. His brothers, Roy Hatch, Marvin and Jenny Cultee; his sisters, Cheryl (his almost twin) and Jim Anderson, Kathy and Frank Jackson, Debbie Saluskin, Jonette Leeka and Lisa Leeka. His grandchildren: Oceana Alday, Kenny, Landin, Desmond Martin, Brandon and Eleceanna Wells. His special granddaughter known as his sidekick, Noelani "Sissy" Cultee. His aunts and uncles, Donald Hatch, Donna and Richard Muir, Sally Prouty, Illene and Chuck James, also Cynthia and Max McGee., Harry was preceded in death by his father, Edward Cultee; his "Daddy," Vernon Cross; brothers, Edward Cultee, Jr., Conrad "Kowdgie" Reeves and James "Jimbo" Salyers; and his grandmother, Molly Hatch., Viewing will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman. He will be going to his mother's home on Hermosa Beach., Interfaith service Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Service Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym., Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.


 


 

Hazel McNeil Newhouse

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryHazel McNeil Newhouse passed gently from our arms to her Heavenly Father on February 27, 2011 surrounded by family. She was born in San Francisco, California on April 27


 


 

Helen Ardelle Colley-Thomas

Helen Ardelle Colley-Thomas, 79, passed peacefully March 6, 2011 with her family by her side in Everett, WA., She was born August 2, 1931, in Everett, WA and is survived by her five daughters, Peggy Kramer (Dennis), Terri Emery (Ed), Tami Ingle (Dale), Traci Armstrong (friend, Bobby) and Kelli Thomas (friend, Mark); 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren., She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford N. Thomas; and son, Steven L. Thomas., At her request, no service will be held., A Celebration of Life gathering will be at 2:00 p.m., March 19 located at the Emery Residence, 11909 81st Ave NE, Marysville, WA. 360-653-4188, In lieu of flowers donations may be made to BSA Troop 92, c/o Terri Emery, at address above.


 


 

Herbert Kroschel III

Friday, March 11, 2011 10:39 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 6, 1969 - February 20, 2011 


 


 

In Loving Memory of Bernie Perleberg

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

Since you went first and I remain to walk the road alone, I'll live in memories garden dear, with happy days we've known. In spring I'll watch for roses red, when fades, the lilacs blue. In early fall when brown leaves fall, I'll catch a glimpse of you....


 


 

In Loving Memory of Gail Hartwig

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:00 PM 

In Loving Memory of Gail Hartwig - A Memorial Luncheon Potluck will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Cashmere Seventh Day Adventist Church, 507 Pioneer Avenue, Cashmere, WA....


 


 

In Loving Memory of Sharon Dayley

Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:00 PM

Ten years ago today, you went on to Heaven. Not a day goes by that we do not miss your smile and gentle touch. We know you have watched over us; there are times we can feel your presence, and it makes us smile.... 


 


 

JACOB CAMPBELL

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JAMES OTTINGER

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JON ANDERSON

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Jacqueline Ruth (Auvil) Humphrey

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jacqueline Ruth (Auvil) Humphrey was born to Oscar Oliver Auvil and Jeanette Luella Auvil in Brewster, WA on June 1, 1928. She was raised in Entiat, WA with her brothers, Oliver Auvil and Randy Auvil. She was a wonderful sister to her two brothers. Her brother, Randy, has fond memories of his sister.


 


 

James Edward Conroy

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SELAH - James Edward Conroy passed away February 26, 2011 at Riverview Manor in Selah, WA, after an eight year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Jim was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Fitchburg, Mass. where he lived most of his life until his retirement 


 


 

Janet Moothart-Waechter

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:02 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 10, 1953 - March 6, 2011 


 


 

Jennifer K. MacQuarrie

Jennifer K. MacQuarrie, born June 21st, 1960, peacefully passed away on March 7, 2011 after a 5 month battle with cancer. Jenny's greatest joy and passion was her family and friends. Hiking through her beloved Pacific Northwest forests and mountains with her two children and husband. Sailing with friends and family through the San Juan islands. Bicycling with her husband. Discussing books with her many close friends. Traveling internationally. Master gardener. Gourmet cook. A woman of deep integrity, kindness, intelligence and humor. We are all so fortunate to have been able to share our lives with Jenny, and so deeply saddened we will not have her grace and spirit to guide us further on our journeys. Jenny is survived by her husband, Ernie MacQuarrie; children, Jimmy and Shannon; parents, Kenneth and Shirley Keller; brothers, Ken and Doug Keller; and sisters, Charlene Lisi and Cindi Morris. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the


 


 

Jennifer Vela Montes

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jennifer Vela Montes, 13 year old daughter of Constantino and Olga Montes, died Monday, February 28, 2011, at Children's Hospital in Seattle. She was born July 12, 1997, at Wenatchee, WA and resided at Manson with her family. She attended school at Manson and was a member of the eighth grade class. Jennifer was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.


 


 

Jenny Paietta

Friday, March 11, 2011 10:40 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 2, 1921 - March 9, 2011 


 


 

Jerry D. Loveall

Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jerry Loveall, of Issaquah, WA, passed away at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles, WA on Saturday, February 26, 2011. He was 60 years old. Jerry was born on February 19, 1951, in Springfield, MO, the son of Lee Jay Loveall and Betty Stegeman. He was raised in Ava, MO and Wenatchee, WA and graduated from Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee in 1969, and he later received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban and Regional Planning in 1973, from the University of Washington.


 


 

John D. Lammon

John D. Lammon was born in Kahuku, Hawaii on May 30, 1976 and he passed away, due to a motorcycle accident, on March 6, 2011., John was a man who touched EVERYONE that he crossed paths with. He had pride, honor and kindness for anyone that he knew., We will celebrate John's life starting at 3:00 p.m., March 19, 2011 at the Blue Boy Golf Course. This is a potluck., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank (acct# 3343786277) to offset funeral expenses. Any questions, give Waylon a call at 425.308.6011.


 


 

John H. Hill Jr.

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John Summers Reid

John passed away on March 10, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born on November 24, 1924 in Lake Stevens, WA to Minor Kelley and Winnifred Bell Reid. He graduated from Redlands High School in California and the University of Washington, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1946 and graduating with his law degree in 1949. On December 19, 1948 John married Patricia Jean Murray. After his service in the Navy, John worked in the insurance industry for 37 years. In his retirement, John was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Peer Counseling, and Holy Family Hospital. John loved his family, friends and his University of Washington Huskies. He is survived by his beloved partner Jean Rose; children: Kelley Reid (Julie) of Mears Ashby, England; Linda Klaja (Denny) of Spokane; Susan Swenson (Paul) of Mill Creek, WA; and Murray Reid (Janet) of Everett, WA; grandchildren: Tiana Nelson (Jon), Kajsa Swenson, Annika Swenson, Zachary Klaja (Cristen), Sarah Klaja, Jonathan Reid (Pam), and Adam Reid; great-grandchildren: Eva and Maia Nelson, Kaimana Klaja, and Elizabeth and Clare Reid. John was preceded in death by his wife Patricia in 1999. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11:00AM at St. David's Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, Clare Bridge Employee Appreciation Fund or Hospice of Spokane.


 


 

Jose Manuel Gonzalez

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Jose Manuel Gonzalez, 21, was born in Toppenish on Nov. 21, 1989 to Evelia Gonzalez Verduzco and Jose C. Gonzalez. Jose was raised and attended school in Yakima. He was a fun, loving, outgoing person. He enjoyed spending time with his family.


 


 

Julius "Bud" Dunn

Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:00 PM

Bud was born on February 13, 1931, to Julius and Addie Dunn of Entiat. Bud grew up in Entiat and, after graduating from high school, he joined the Army, served bravely in the Korean War and was honorably discharged from the service. He then married his childhood sweetheart, Edna Shiflett, and they had four children, Clayton, Susanna, William and Donna.


 


 

Juventina Lochridge

Passed away March 9, 2011 at home with her family by her side. She worked as an RN in the OR at Deaconess Hospital from August 1968 and retired July 2000. After retirement she traveled and enjoyed many different countries, "See the World MOM", and she did it with a SMILE! She was a member of the Red Hat Society and wore her hat proud! After traveling she volunteered at Deaconess in the Day Surgery, with patients "Always giving to the end". She was always there for her four sons and grandchildren. Tina is survived by Harry and Lisa (grandchildren Jeremey and Jared); Anthony and Margaret (grandchildren Jessica and Evan); William, Franz and Poppy Lochridge. Rest in Peace, MOM! Memorial Service 3:00PM Monday March 14, 2011 at Sunset Chapel inside Fairmount Memorial Park.


 


 

Kaiden James Schroder-Fournier

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Karl McKee Carter

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Karl McKee Carter of Yakima, WA passed away March 4, 2011 at the age of 86. Karl was born in Liberty, Utah May 25, 1924 to Fred Carter and Jenny Riley Carter. Karl served in WWII with the Navy. Karl was also an Eagle Scout. Karl married Do


 


 

Kathy Elaine Menshew

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

GRANDVIEW - Kathy Elaine Menshew, 60, of Grandview died on Friday, March 4, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family. Kathy was born April 4, 1950 in Prosser to Albert and Zaida Sartain. She attended Sunn 


 


 

Kenneth Wayne Smith

Kenny went to be with the Lord after a brief stay at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Eugene Smith, and mother, Mary Catherine Stark. Kenny is survived by his wife, Louise; sons, Mac, Jim and Mike and their families; brother, Bob Harsch and wife Florence; sisters: Betty Ray and husband George, Ruth Hensley and husband Chuck; many close grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will be a private family memorial Saturday, March 12th, followed by a military funeral honors ceremony next week at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery Medical Lake.


 


 

LINDA KAY BLACK-SMITH

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LORNA PRICE

Lorna Louise Price Passed away Wednesday, March 2 at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Better known as "Lou" to her friends, she was born in Follansbee, WV on 5 November 1924, and married the late Col. Weston H. Price in 1954. She was a longtime resident of Twin Lakes in Federal Way. She is survived by their only daughter, Patti, who is married to Ted Bealer, and two grandchildren, Rachael and Nathan, all of whom reside in Lebanon, IL. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Yahn and Son Funeral Home in Auburn, WA. Please go to


 


 

Larry R. Carpenter

Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Larry R. Carpenter passed away March 3, 2011 after an extended illness. Larry was born May 5, 1945 at his grandmother's home to Alfred and Bernice Carpenter of Wagner, South Dakota. They moved to the Yakima Valley in 195


 


 

Leonard Mayfield Sr.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 6, 1934 - March 2, 2011 


 


 

Lillian Opal Zybura

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Lillian Opal Zybura (86) died March 5, 2011, at Yakima Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on a farm in Wapato, WA on Oct. 19, 1924. She was the third of six children born to Charles and Mary Kelso. Lillian grew


 


 

Lois M. Marx

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Lois M. Marx, 81, our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, following a sudden illness. Lois was born April 3, 1929 in Yakima, WA to Mary and Stanley Dornberger. F


 


 

Lorene F. Butler

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Lorene F. Butler passed away March 4, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones, she was 85. Lorene was born in Blue Eye, Missouri to Gethard and Wilsie


 


 

Loretta Whealen Kissler

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Bruning Funeral HomeCOLFAX - Loretta Whealen Kissler, 98, of Colfax, WA passed away March 5, 2011 at her Colfax home following a brief illness. Loretta was born March 16, 1912 to Richard Thomas Whealen and Mary Francis McGrath in C


 


 

Lorna Louise Price

Lorna Louise PRICE Lorna Louise Price passed away Wednesday, March 2 at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Better known as 'Lou' to her friends, she was born in Follansbee, West Virginia, on 5 November 1924 and married the late Col. Weston H. Price in 1954. She was a longtime resident of Twin Lakes, in Federal Way. She is survived by their only daughter, Patti, who is married to Ted Bealer, and two grandchildren, Rachael and Nathan; all of whom reside in Lebanon, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Yahn and Son Funeral Home in Auburn WA. For directions please go to www.yahnandson.com.


 


 

Louise S. Edmundson

Louise S. EDMUNDSON 1906 ~ 2011 Louise Edmundson was born in Everett, WA June 14, 1906. The daughter of Thomas and Anne Raymond Stiger. She attended Western Washington, Whitman and Berkley University; specializing in Kindergarten and primary teaching. In 1928 she began her teaching career in Snohomish, then Everett and Seattle Public Schools. She was a talented musician and spent a great deal of her time signing and accompanying violinists and soloists. She was married in 1934 to Rolland Graham and they moved to Seattle where both were active in the Queen Anne Baptist Church. She was a member of the Ladies Musical, accompanist for Clarion Male Chorus. During World War II she was a part of a chorus that led singing at USO. Rolland died in 1957. In 1960 she married Otis Steensland. She was in charge of the Kindergarten program the last five years of her teaching - retiring after almost forty years. With her husband they retired to an Orcas Island home they had built. They were active in the Episcopal church. Otis died in 1988. In 1989 Louise returned to Seattle and took up residence at Horizon House. In 1989 she married Dean Edmundson who had been her 1927 college sweet heart. Both were involved in all of the activities at Horizon House. Dean died in 2003. Louise was a volunteer pianist in the Health Center up to the week she died. Playing Bridge was the passion of her life - she played up to 36 hours before her death. A service of celebration of her life is on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time) at Horizon House, 900 University St., Seattle. Free parking.


 


 

Louise W. Leedom

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsOn March 6, 2011, surrounded by her family, our mom and the love of our dad's life, Louise W. Leedom went to Heaven to be with her lord and savior. She was born in Buffalo, Arkansas


 


 

M. Patricia Loomis Firestone-Denton

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - M. Patricia (Loomis) Firestone- Denton, passed away March 3, 2011 at the age of 74. Pat never knew a stranger; she befriended anyone that came her way. Because she had so many children, her loved ones would tease her about half th


 


 

MARYLN A. SOINE

Maryln A. Soine 86, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away at a local care facility on Thursday, March 10, 2011., Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.


 


 

MaLinda Mary (Linda) Wells

MaLinda (Linda) Mary Wells of Marysville, WA passed away March 9 at the age of 87. Her passing was at her home shortly after a diagnosis of cancer., She survived by her children, ken Wells, Kathy (George) Kittrell, Sharon Wells, Doug Wells; granddaughter, Susan Ann Hobart (Peter Martinez); sister, Rena Nosbisch, of Milwaukee, OR; numerous nieces and nephews; good friend, Peggy Maxwell; and beloved cat, Ginny., She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rosa Fisch; husband, Fred Wells; brothers, Francis and Clarence Fisch; sisters, Fidelia Fisch, Jean Cowell and Agness Balloun., She was administrated last rites by Father Mark Guzman of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved and knew her., Anyone wishing to honor MaLinda's life is requested to make a donation to Hospice or the, . Hospice provided great care and comfort during Mom's last day and hours., We wish to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.


 


 

Marguerite C. (Midge) Sterling

Marguerite (Midge) Sterling, age 58, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2011, at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland surrounded by her family., She was born on June 29, 1952, in Omaha, NE, the daughter of Lloyd and Yvonne Mattson. Midge, her sister, Connie and brother, John were raised in Omaha., Midge attended the University of Kansas majoring in Elementary Education and where she developed into a life-long, die-hard, Jayhawks basketball fan. Her passion for teaching led her to a career over 20 years in teaching Elementary and Gifted and Talented education. Most recently she served as a long-term substitute teacher in the Edmonds School District., Midge met her husband, Kirk Sterling, while living in Denver, CO. They married in Denver on July 21, 1990. Their lives together took them to Portland, OR; Cincinnati, OH; Naperville, IL; and Mill Creek, WA. Midge and Kirk were blessed with a daughter, Simone (19), and a son, Clark (16)., Midge had a deep love for her children, family and friends and was always interested in others. She was very involved in her children's lives, volunteering as a "team Mom", attending concerts, and enthusiastically cheering at sporting events. Midge enjoyed hiking and camping in the mountains, family vacations to Hawaii and Florida, traveling, musicals, vintage movies, photography (film only) and sunny days., Perhaps her legacy, besides her children, will be how Midge faced the adversities in life head-on. Over the course of 16 years she battled cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (twice, including a stem cell transplant) and breast cancer (twice). Her love of family, singular strength and her determination to live life to its fullest are an inspiration to all., She is survived by Helen Mattson, her step-mother; one sister; one brother; husband and children., Midge will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Midge loved the Lord and we know that she is healed, free and with her maker in heaven!, A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the University of Nebraska Foundation in her memory where they will help fund research in hematological malignancies at: University of Nebraska Foundation, 2285 South 67th Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE, 68106 or


 


 

Marie Ghormley

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Our sweet and loving mother Marie Ghormley died peacefully in her home on March 9th, 2011. She was 92 years old. Born to William McDowell and Minnie (McClure) McDowell on April 23rd, 1918 in Richland Oregon, she was the


 


 

Marie Hart

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:15 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 4, 1922 - March 8, 2011 


 


 

Marie S. Kirk

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Marie S. Kirk, 86, a longtime resident of Brewster, WA, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Okanogan-Douglas County Hospital. She was born April 7, 1924, at Omak, WA, the daughter of Dick and Zenith (Bossout) Starzmann. At an early age, she moved to Brewster with her family, where she attended schools.


 


 

Mark A. Sorley

Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Mark Andrew Sorley passed away peacefully on February 14, 2011. Integrity, wisdom, a great sense of humor, generosity, and compassion are just some of the gifts Mark shared with everyone he met. It figures that the Lord would call him home on Valentine's Day.


 


 

Marlys Mangold-Gere

After a courageous and hard fought five year battle with cancer, Marlys passed away peacefully in her own home near the Colville National Forest in Eastern Washington., She was one of two daughters born to the late Oscar and Gertrude Sather and was the beloved wife of the late Edward Mangold for over 45 years. Marlys remarried in 2000 to Ronald Gere, who remained by her side daily throughout her bout with cancer., Marlys will forever be remembered and adored by her five children, Lisa King, Edward Mangold, Scott Mangold, Kim Falcon and Danny Mangold; her beautiful grandchildren, Ian Bahr and Autumn Coleman, Grayson and Scotty Audet, Adam and Shea Mangold, Natalie McKonkey, Mackenzie Mangold, Isabella Mangold and Sam Mangold; in-laws, Jack King, Joyce Borchert, Dan Falcon and Jane Morris., At a time when most people retire, Marlys became the President of of Danny's Music in Everett dealing in rare and antique musical instruments. Her incredible gift of grace, humor, charm and love made her a favorite amongst music's biggest rock celebrities who always asked for her by "Mom" or "Marnie." Although she had allocated instruments to The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Nirvana, one of her biggest sources of pride was looking after the countless students from Everett High, who she referred to as her "Rock and Roll Latch Key Kids" and they loved her right back., A memorial service is planned this summer in Great Falls, MT.


 


 

Mary Alyce Zumwalt

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Our loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother Mary Alyce Zumwalt, of Yakima, 60, passed away March 5, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. She will be greatly m 


 


 

Mary Frances Moore

Mary Frances ("Jackie") Moore, age 87 of Bellingham, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 5, 1923 in Atchison, Kansas to Emmett & Pauline (Drakely) Jackson. She was the eldest of 8 children. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Clyde ("Pappy ') Moore, her parents; 3 brothers , 2 sisters and a great-grandaughter. She is survived by her children Diana Armstrong (Loren), Larry "Skip" Moore (Rhonda), Marguerite "Peggy" Moore, Kathleen Moore, and Kristine Norton (John); 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, her 2 sisters, Pat Pospisil and Pauline Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 15 from 3-5 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 AM followed by burial at Greenacres Cemetery. You may view photos of Mary and share memories with the family at


 


 

Maxine L. Little

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahHeaven welcomes with open arms an amazing woman. Maxine Little of Toppenish went to be with our heavenly father surrounded by her family on March 6, 2011. Maxine was born May 20, 1928 to Harry and V


 


 

Medard (Jerry) Wankowski

Medard (Jerry) WANKOWSKI Medard (Jerry) Wankowski passed away quietly in his home, surrounded by family, on March 4th. We are thankful he is at peace and again joined with his beloved wife and son. Jerry was born May 7, 1933 to Nick and Anna Wankowski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was one of eight children. He joined the Army in 1953 and was stationed at Ft Lewis. He met the love of his life, Ellen Sims, at a USO dance, and they married in 1954. After completion of his service they settled in the Seattle area. He worked in the electronics field for 35 years, including time when he and Ellen owned a business in Burien. Jerry loved being outdoors. He spent many hours camping, hiking, and fishing. He was often found sitting by a campfire with a cup of coffee late into the night. His favorite fishing trip was one he took to Alaska with his son Steve. He was very involved with Boy Scouts and as Scout Master for troop 368 helped several boys, including his son, achieve the rank of Eagle. Jerry enjoyed touring the country with his wife in their motor home, and visiting Civil War sites. He remained a loyal Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed this year's Superbowl tremendously. Jerry loved his family, his country, and his dogs. He was a steadfast and loyal friend, a strong and brave leader for the family, and a teacher who touched the lives of many. His presence will continue to be felt and his legacy passed on. He was preceded in death by his wife Ellen, his son Steven Wankowski, his parents, and several sisters and brothers. He is survived by his daughter Wendy (James), Haas and grandsons Matthew and Michael Haas. Services were held in Seattle on March 12. Friends and relatives may leave tributes at Yaringtons.com. Donations may be made to the USO.


 


 

Michael D. Ladd

Michael David Ladd was born in Bellingham on Oct. 6th, 1946. He died on March 3rd, 2011, in Ferndale, WA. He was preceded in death by parents Robert Ladd and Ida Burnison. Survived by two sisters, Jean Mathews and Judy Ladd; three children, Robert (Kristi) Ladd, Lawanda (Garrett) Lemley, Dude (Amber) Ladd; several grandchildren, Tysen, Alyssa, Jade, Kaitlyn, Jada, Joshua, Jenna, Logan, Carson, Peyton; two great-grandchildren, Jaymasen and Kaden; along with several nieces and nephews. Mike was in the Air Force for four years as a jet aircraft mechanic. Special interests and hobbies included speed skating as a young man, building and tinkering, camping, fishing and dancing with the ladies. He leaves behind many friends. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. The family extends a special thank you to Dennis Hieb. Memorial for family friends on March 19th, 1-4 at American Legion, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham.


 


 

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Nancy Kerr Ketcham

Nancy Kerr KETCHAM Nan Ketcham was born in Seattle in 1922. She died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 3, 2011. Nan graduated from Garfield High School and attended the University of Washington and Barnard College. She loved literature, and she returned to the University when her children were grown to finish her degree, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1974. Nan's involvement with the University continued throughout her life. She took courses well into her seventies, and in 2002 she established an endowed professorship in English. Nan married Henry H. Ketcham Jr, (Pete), also a Seattle native, in Gulfport Mississippi in 1944. After the war they returned to the Northwest and started a family. Nan and Pete raised their four children on Capitol Hill and at their home on Bainbridge Island, where family and friends have gathered every summer for generations. Nan was a past board member of the Seattle Repertory Theater, The Junior League and Senior Centers. She was a well-loved tutor at McGilvra School for many years and volunteered for the Lighthouse for the Blind, Helpline House and Lee House. Her loving and generous nature will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Nan is survived by her four children, Mary, Hank, Katie and Sally, her daughter-in-law Janice and her sons-in-law Peter Kerr, Bob Strong and Alyx Fier; her grandchildren, Gena and Laura Kerr, Matthew, Allison and Pamela Ketcham, Will and Lucy Strong and Tessa and Spencer Fier, and her brothers Frank and Jim Kerr and sister Sharon Knowles. Her husband, Pete, passed away in 1996. The family wishes to thank her dedicated caregivers who supported her so lovingly through her final illness. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday March 17 at 2pm at Epiphany Church, 1805 38th Ave., Seattle, followed by a reception at the Seattle Tennis Club. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Shore Scholarship Fund or The University of Washington English Department.


 


 

OBITUARY: Andrea Marie Gregg

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Andrea Marie Gregg, 30, of Longview, Wash., a student at Washington State University, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at her campus residence. Andrea was born Dec. 8, 1980, in Longview, Wash., to Lawrence and Rosa (Viena) Gregg. She grew up in Longview, graduating from Mark Morris High School in 1999. While in high school, Andrea was active [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Barney James Brown

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Barney James Brown, 51, passed away at his Moscow home Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Barney was born on Sept. 19, 1959, to Robert "Jim" Brown and Barbara Ann Hamilton in McMinnville, Ore.Barney was raised by his loving parents Jim and Goldie. He spent his childhood in both Alaska and Oregon. He made his lifelong career being a hydraulic [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Clara E. Nyberg

Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Clara E. Nyberg passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Aspen Park Health Care in Moscow, Idaho, on her 99th birthday. Clara was born March 10, 1912, in Leith, N.D., to parents Erik and Mary Nyberg. She was one of six siblings born to this family. She spent her early years in North Dakota, where family say she [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Dan Larkin

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dan Larkin, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home in Hay, Wash., following an apparent heart attack. A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the LaCrosse Methodist Church. Urn burial and military honors will follow in the LaCrosse Cemetery.Daniel Lee Larkin was born Jan. 7, 1948, in Caldwell, Idaho, the oldest [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Edd B. Martin

Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Edd B. Martin, 91, a resident of Potlatch, Idaho, passed away March 8, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho, from an apparent heart attack.Edd was born Feb. 11, 1920, at Glade Park, Colo., to Roger and Amanda (Genett) Martin. He attended his schooling in Colorado.He came out west with his brother, Leonard, and settled in the [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Eric Stoughton Durrett II

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Eric Stoughton Durrett II passed away peacefully at home, March 8, 2011. Eric was born Dec. 19, 1981, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Eric and Vascel Durrett. He Married Sylina Bollman, Aug. 14, 2007. In that union, a son, Makhi Stoughton Bradley Durrett, was born. He was the light of Eric's life. Eric graduated from Arlington High School, Indianapolis, [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Helen Ruth Speakman Reed

Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Longtime former Pullman resident and teacher Helen Ruth Speakman Reed passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Monterey, Calif., following a decade-long battle with cancer. She was 73. Helen was born in San Francisco in September 1937. She relocated in the 1940s - first to Pacific Grove and then to Seaside - with her parents, James and Ruth [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Margaret Wilma Gilliam

Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Margaret Wilma Gilliam passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side Monday, March 7, 2011. She had resided at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho, since June 2008.Wilma, as she preferred to be called, was born at Potlatch, Idaho, Aug. 31, 1918, to William and Elsie Elder Minden. She was the fifth of nine children. Wilma and [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Patrick R. Ready

Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Patrick Richard Ready was born June 26, 1969, and died Feb. 28, 2011, at his home in Buhl.Rather than try to write something about this truly one-of-a-kind son, brother, uncle, friend and coworker, we thought it would be better to have him describe himself in his own words.Born in a one-room hospital in Cottonwood to a mother and [...]


 


 

Orpha Clay

Orpha L. Clay "Lou" of Edmonds, WA passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 peacefully in her sleep. Lou was born in Adona, Arkansas July 31, 1926 to her parents, Benjamin and Mildred Jones., Lou is survived by her husband, Hearl Clay "Buck," of 63 years; her children, Diana, Ken and Kevin Clay; grandchildren, Stacy Stead, Ryan, Adam, Lucas and Dustin Clay; and great-grandchildren, Ashley and Riley Stead., Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2011 at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, with Pastor Scott Fenton officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to service., In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Providence Hospice & Home Care Foundation, 2731 Wetmore Avenue #500, Everett, WA 98201 or at, . Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting the funeral home website


 


 

Patrick Harlo "Rick" Taylor

Patrick "Rick" Harlo TAYLOR July 9, 1949 ~ March 8, 2011 A remarkable man.... Rick spent the last few days of his life in the tender embrace of his family. In addition to loving his family and friends Rick also loved puttering on his retirement ranch in Tonasket with his horses and Coby, his beloved dog. Not having Rick in our lives will be as sad as a tree with no branches, a crashing sea with no sound, and a sky with no stars. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen Taylor, and his older brother Mike. He is survived by his wife Lynn Taylor (Tonasket), daughter Ricanna Taylor (Lynnwood), sisters Lori Oncina (Mercer Island) and Tammi Taylor (Kent), an endless list of nephews and nieces, and great-nephews and nieces who adored their Uncle Rick, and a multitude of other family members who are equally heartbroken. A memorial service will be held March 17th @ 3:00 p.m. at the Mercerwood Shoreclub on Mercer Island.


 


 

Paul Eldon Graves

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Paul Eldon Graves, 80, of Yakima passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Eldon was born August 13, 1930 in Yakima to George and Marie Graves. Eldon grew up in Sel


 


 

Ray Beringer

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 23, 1926 - March 5, 2011 


 


 

Reamona Buck Lucei "Tumii"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsRICHLAND - Reamona Buck Lucei, went to be with the creator on March 6, 2011, in Richland, WA. Reamona was born August 20, 1957, to Rex Buck, Sr., and Delores Umtuch Buck. She made her home at Priest Rap


 


 

Richard A. Benjamin

Richard A. Benjamin, of Lake Stevens, WA, passed away March 5, 2011, surrounded by family and friends., He was born in Raymond, WA to Lawrence and Hazel on July 15, 1948., He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had many interests, including playing accordion in the band Country Nights, which he formed. He loved spending time with his family, friends and three pugs down at "the barn". Richard was also interested in trains. He built one in his backyard, which he enjoyed sharing with everyone., He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Arlene; brother, Bob (Connie) of Arlington; daughter, Darcy of Lake Stevens; sons, John (Pat) of Lake Stevens, Joe (Diana) of Phoenix, AZ, and Bill (Cindy) of Omak. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Christy, Mitzi, Andrea, Carmen, Mathew, Michael, Stephanie, Destiny and DJ; and his great-grandson, Gunnar; as well as numerous nieces and nephews., Richard will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He left us too soon., A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at the barn.


 


 

Richard B. Peck

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Richard B. Peck died Feb. 24, 2011. He was born 4-13-45 in NY where he lived until finishing HS. He moved to Calif. with family to work for Douglas Aircraft. In the early 70's he moved to Maui where he fished and hunted and operated his taxi. 


 


 

Richard W. Holtz

Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Richard W. Holtz passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in East Wenatchee. Richard was the eldest child born to Herman and Grace Holtz on April 27, 1937, in Bellingham. His father, being in the mining industry, moved to several locations, so his early childhood years were spent in Bellingham, Republic, Elko, NV, Holden Village and then Wenatchee.


 


 

Robert (Bob) Schumacher, Jr

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

6/3/1944 - 2/28/11 


 


 

Robert A. "Bob" Marvel

Robert A. 'Bob' MARVEL May 11, 1948 ~ February 26, 2011 Robert A. 'Bob' Marvel, devoted husband, father, son, and brother passed away, age 62, in his Seattle home after courageously fighting melanoma. Bob was born in Easton, MD on May 11, 1948 to L. Everett Marvel and Martha B. Marvel. He graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1970 with a degree in journalism. He married Miriam Raya in 1973 in Maryland and they lived in California before moving to Seattle where he sat on the Board of Directors of Country Doctor Clinic. He worked at Concilio for the Spanish Speaking as founding editor of La Voz publication. Bob had a thriving career finding Seattleites their homes with Windermere Real Estate for fourteen years. He would go on to be named among Seattle's Best Real Estate Agents by Seattle Magazine. He is survived by his father, L. Everett Marvel, wife Miriam, daughter Bridget Laneuville (Chris), brother Donald E. Marvel (Carol), sister Wanda L. Marvel (Jim) sister-in-law Roberta Chiles, two nieces and five nephews and numerous family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Seattle First Baptist Church on Saturday March 19th at 2:30 p.m. For more information please visit: http:// www.funerals.coop/obits.cfm.


 


 

Robert Harold Nichols

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Robert Harold Nichols, 69, of Yakima passed away on March 3, 2011. He was born in Okolona, AR on November 6, 1941 to Richard and Arlene Nichols. The family moved to Redd


 


 

Robert John Wahl

Robert John WahlRobert John Wahl left the earth to be with Jesus on March 7, 2011., Born September 17, 1959 in Arlington, WA, Robert ("Bob") was a loving husband, father, hunter, fisherman, farmer and golfer. He enjoyed the Seahawks and Mariners, tolerated the Titans, Raiders and Chiefs, and aspired to drive a ball like "lefty" Phil Mickelson. For Bob, a good box of Merlot ("mur-lawt") paired perfectly with a late night game of ship-captain-crew; it made for a wonderful evening., Bob could fix anything - we liked to call it "Oke" engineering. He was the MacGyver that we all wanted to be. He touched so many people and will be deeply missed., Bob is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; trusty puppy companion, Codie Bear Wahl; his daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Trevor Nisbet; his daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jeff Fowler; parents, George and Ruth Wahl; brothers, LD and Dan; sister, Cheryl Wahl; and his sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Evan Woods. He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews., Rest in peace knowing that you were surrounded by so many that loved you. A prosperous garden awaits you., A memorial will be held at Bob and Cheryl's home located in Seabeck, WA, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to contact Gina, Julie, Terri, or Cheryl for details on the memorial.


 


 

Robert Lee "Bob" Neville

ROBERT LEE NEVILLE 1931 ~ 2011 Robert Lee Neville passed away March 1, 2011. He was born in Los Angeles to Lee and Margaret Neville. He lived in San Francisco Bay area. Bob and first wife, Marjorie, had three children, Joe, Theresa, and Kathy. In the 70's Bob moved his family to Vancouver, WA. On April 30, 1985, Bob lost his wife. Bob married his second wife, Dianne Couch, on Feb. 27, 1990, and were married 21 years at the time of his passing. Bob is survived by brother, Don (Jeanette) Neville; sister, Joanne (Don) Kunz; three sons, three daughters, 25 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ in Hockinson, WA on Sat., March 12th at 1:00 p.m. Reception following, Hockinson Middle School., Please sign Bob's guest book at:


 


 

Roberta Hutchins

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:01 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Feb. 25, 1945 - March 6, 2011 


 


 

Roger Dean Stewart

Roger passed away peacefully the afternoon of Monday, March 7, at his home in Millwood, Washington. He now finds comfort after struggling with illness the last several years of his life. He is survived by his immediate family; his wife, Joan, and two daughters, Lindsey and Jessie, and two sisters, Vicky and Marcia., Roger was born November 20, 1952, in Yakima, WA., to Joyce Marie (Gardner) and Richard Charles Stewart. His family moved to the Spokane area during his high school years. Roger joined the Navy soon after graduating from East Valley High School in 1971, and served as a machinist mate for three years in San Diego. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Spokane, where he met his wife, and they were married in October of 1975. He then attended Spokane Community College, receiving as Associates Degree in electronics., Roger was an avid pool player, and enjoyed spending his time outdoors, camping or fishing. His quiet time was spent reading science fiction novels or writing poetry., His family would like to thank all the physicians and nurses that have helped to care for Roger., Memorial service will be held at Foothills Community Church on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 1:30pm.


 


 

Ronald B. Marshall

Ronald B. Marshall 6/12/1941 to 3/8/2011 A family gathering will be held at a later date. View full obit and share memories with the family at 


 


 

Ruth Arline Caldwell

Ruth Arline Caldwell was born to Albert and Edna Clapp, the 8th of 9 children, December 15, 1924, in Wolbach, Nebraska. 


 


 

Sandra Brinson

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 6, 1939 – Feb. 28, 2011


 


 

Sheri Williams

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Sherilyn Rae McGuire

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 PM 

Sherilyn Rae McGuire, 54, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011, at her home. She was born on January 8, 1957, at Lake Chelan Hospital to Ira and Lola McGuire. She as the youngest of five children. Sherilyn was raised in the Wenatchee Valley and graduated from Wenatchee High School, class of 1975.


 


 

Sherry Marie Axelson

Sherry Marie (Hagel) Axelson was born September 12, 1943 in Monroe, WA to Al and Amelia Hagel. She passed away on February 22, 2011 at her mothers home with family by her side., Sherry remained in the area throughout her life. She loved horses, bingo and going to the casinos., She leaves behind her mother; brothers, Jack and Bob Hagel; sisters, Diane Waller, Norma Ratliff and Deb Scharf; son, Kirk Via; daughters, Angela Axelson and Amber Preyer; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild and her beloved dog, Mongo., Sherry was preceded in death by her father; sister, Loretta; and brother, Gene., A memorial is set for 1:00 p.m., March 12 at Angela and Amber's home at 16110 NE 107th, Redmond, WA., It's a potluck, bring your favorite dish and stories.


 


 

Shirley Sam Harper

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Starkovich, Daryle "Starky"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 1:00 AM 

Daryle (Starky) Starkovich Daryle Thomas Starkovich, 72, of Cle Elum, known widely and fondly as Starky, passed away peacefully at his home on March 2, ..... 


 


 

Sybil Florence Tyler Sharp

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Our sweet mom, grandma, and GG, Sybil Sharp, passed gracefully into the loving arms of Jesus and all who went before her Friday, March 4, 2011. Sybil was born April 26, 1909 in Oak Park, Illinois, to Alva Warren Tyler


 


 

Thelma Faye Hooper

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeThelma Faye Hooper, 70, of Wapato, died Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Toppenish Nursing & Rehab Center in Toppenish, WA. Thelma was born September 19, 1940 in Arkansas to S


 


 

Theodore D. Sahnow

Theodore D. Sahnow, 63, of Marysville, WA died March 8, 2011., Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.


 


 

Thomas Mitchell Gordon

Tom Gordon, 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday February 23, and is now in his new home in Heaven., He was born in Seattle, Washington to Louis and Viva Gordon. He was raised on a five acre farm in Marysville along with his sisters, Lois and Lucille. In 1941 the family moved to Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1946, then joined the army attending basic training at Camp Polk, Louisiana. He later was transferred to Denver, Colorado as part of the 279th Medical Corp at Fitzsimmons General Hospital. He went on to the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business with Transportation emphasis in 1953. He was active in ROTC during his college years, earning many honors, and after graduation was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He met and dated Linda Wick, also from Everett, for two and a half years during their college days at UW. They were married December 27, 1952., Following graduation he worked seven years for the Northern Pacific Railroad, including a two year management training program, when he and his family moved every six months. In 1960 he gave up this job to spend more time with his family. They returned to Everett, and he became a salesman for Foremost Dairy. He was a devoted, loving husband and father who put his family first. He shared completely in the raising of his four children and was proud of each child. He received the Everett High School Dad of the Year award in 1972 at the Walsh-Platt banquet. He was very active at Trinity Episcopal Church where the family attended, serving as Senior Warden twice and receiving the Bishop's Cross honor in 1979. When Foremost Dairy closed in 1981, he ventured out and developed a thriving international trade business named Pacific Sales and Marketing, selling dairy related products to Asia and the South Pacific., In 1990, following the death of his wife, Linda, in 1989, he was blessed with love again and moved to Portland to begin a new life with Alison Jones. Together they traveled the world and enjoyed a wonderful life together. He loved people and enjoyed getting to know people of different cultures. He was highly respected for his honesty and for his integrity., Tom is survived by many family members, his longtime partner and companion, Alison Jones; sister, Lois Mach; children, Diane Safstrom (Fred) and twin brother, Murray Gordon (Robin), Steve Gordon (Mary), Janet Seibold (Uli), Barbara Leone (John), and Alan Jones; 14 grandchildren, Christina Russell (Scott), Rachel Read (Justin), Kyle Gordon, Leah Hainey (Brian), David Safstrom, John Safstrom, Tyler Gordon, Callie Gordon, Sarah Gordon, Tia Seibold, Claire Seibold, Erik Leone, Cyprus Jones and Nia Jones; three great grandchildren, Tatum Russell, Owen Russell, and Isaac Russell; and his dog and faithful friend Beau., He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda., A memorial service was held in Portland, OR Feb ruary 27, 2011. A celebration of life reception will be held in Everett at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Hospice of Snohomish County., Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


 


 

Tom Tuohy

In loving memory of Tom Tuohy, whose absence still seems impossible. 


 


 

Tommie LuAnn Miller

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

On March 3rd, 2011 we said good-bye to our mother, sister, grandmother, and friend Tommie. Her generous, ballsy, adventurous love and light will be dearly missed. She was born July 16th, 1953 in Bloomington, CA to Thomas and M


 


 

Virginia L. Alvord

Virginia L. Alvord, aged 96, passed away March 3, 2011 in Bellingham. She was born January 22, 1915, in Glasgow, Montana to Fred and Lulu Alvord. A longtime resident of Whatcom County, she will be missed by her dearest friend Sally Yeager, and by her many other friends in the Bellingham and Ferndale communities. She will be remembered for her zest for life, her unstoppable smile, and her natural ability to make friends. Virginia loved craft projects, puzzles, games, and writing letters. She was always on the go, and seldom missed an opportunity to be involved in local events, church, and the Bellingham and Ferndale Senior Centers. A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 PM, March 16, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. off Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham; all who knew and loved Virginia are encouraged to come celebrate her life and socialize at the reception to follow.


 


 

WILLIAM ROBERT "BILL" MCLENACHEN

William "Bill" Robert McLenachen, 74, of La Conner, Washington passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, in Anacortes, Washington, after a brief illness. Bill was born on October 1, 1936, in Rochester, New York., He graduated with the class of 1954 from Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach, California, where he met his future wife of 54 years, Nola Walston. After high school, Bill attended Northrup Aeronautical Institute in Los Angeles and San Diego State College., His career in aeronautical engineering began at Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista, California. A job opportunity at Boeing brought the family to Washington State in 1965. For the majority of his career, Bill did contract aeronautical engineering working on the interiors of many large private planes, some of which were owned by professional sports teams and foreign dignitaries. He was also a member of the engineering team that designed the current Air Force One. Later in his career, job opportunities took Bill to Connecticut, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas., Throughout the 60's and the 70's, Bill loved hunting and always had his "B-dog" Black Lab with him. In the 80's and 90's, he turned to golf, which he remembered playing with his Dad., Later, Bill and Nola made several trips to Scotland to discover the country where his father was born. During these trips, he connected with relatives, enjoyed the beauty of Scotland and its golf courses, including St. Andrews., Bill was an expert on sports. He knew the history and rules of every sport but took special joy in watching his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers., Bill enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, and especially having a good time with his family and friends., As a young adult, Bill expressed an interesting being a history teacher. Although he did not follow that career path, he maintained a life-long interest in politics and was pleased that he had lived to experience the election of President Obama. Each morning for the past few years, you could find Bill in his shop watching CNN and listening to progressive talk radio. He will be missed by all., Bill was preceded in death by his parents., He is survived by his wife, Nola; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Debby McLenachen, David and Sue McLenachen; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela and Craig Meland and Stacie McLenachen; and grandchildren, Julie McLenachen, Steven McLenachen, John McLenachen, Andrew McLenachen, Emily Titus, Alison Meland, and William Meland. He is also survived by his two brothers, David and Ronald McLenachen., At the family's request, memorials in Bill's name may be made to a local Humane Society, or other animal shelter, as his dog and cat brought him great joy., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Bill, please sign the online guest register at:


 


 

William Robert "Bill" McLenachen

William 'Bill' Robert McLENACHEN William 'Bill' Robert McLenachen, 74, of La Conner, Washington passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, in Anacortes, Washington, after a brief illness. Bill was born on October 1, 1936, in Rochester, New York. He graduated with the class of 1954 from Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach, California, where he met his future wife of 54 years, Nola Walston. After high school, Bill attended Northrup Aeronautical Institute in Los Angeles and San Diego State College. His career in aeronautical engineering began at Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista, California. A job opportunity at Boeing brought the family to Washington State in 1965. For the majority of his career, Bill did contract aeronautical engineering working on the interiors of many large private planes, some of which were owned by professional sports teams and foreign dignitaries. He was also a member of the engineering team that designed the current Air Force One. Later in his career, job opportunities took Bill to Connecticut, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Throughout the 60's and the 70's, Bill loved hunting and always had his 'B-dog' Black Lab with him. In the 80's and 90's, he turned to golf, which he remembered playing with his Dad. Later, Bill and Nola made several trips to Scotland to discover the country where his father was born. During these trips, he connected with relatives, enjoyed the beauty of Scotland and its golf courses, including St. Andrews. Bill was an expert on sports. He knew the history and rules of every sport but took special joy in watching his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers. Bill enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, and especially having a good time with his family and friends. As a young adult, Bill expressed an interesting being a history teacher. Although he did not follow that career path, he maintained a life-long interest in politics and was pleased that he had lived to experience the election of President Obama. Each morning for the past few years, you could find Bill in his shop watching CNN and listening to progressive talk radio. He will be missed by all. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Nola; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Debby McLenachen, David and Sue McLenachen; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela and Craig Meland and Stacie McLenachen; and grandchildren, Julie McLenachen, Steven McLenachen, John McLenachen, Andrew McLenachen, Emily Titus, Alison Meland, and William Meland. He is also survived by his two brothers, David and Ronald McLenachen. At the family's request, memorials in Bill's name may be made to a local Humane Society, or other animal shelter, as his dog and cat brought him great joy.Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Bill, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.

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