Sunday, March 13, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/13/2011



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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 



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.



Ardyce Faye Tipton

Ardyce Faye Tipton died peacefully in her home on March 8th, 2011. She was born Aug. 8th, 1926 in Belle Fourche, SD, and has lived in southwest Washington most of her life., She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, enjoying her time with family and friends. She enjoyed oil painting, china painting and ceramics., Ardyce is survived by her two children, David Tipton of Trout Lake, WA and Mary (Tipton) Graves of Ridgefield, WA; in addition to six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin, of 59 years., A viewing will be held on Mon., March 14th, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel. The memorial service will be held on Tues., March 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel, followed by a reception. Private interment at Northwood Park Cemetery in Ridgefield, WA., Please sign Ardyce's guest book at:




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Betty Jean "Jeanne" (Ashley) Cox Jeanne was born December 13, 1949 and passed February 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her loving father Don Ashley Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother Berta, two daughters, Heidi and Nicki, four grandsons, one granddaughter, brother Don Jr., and many extended family and friends. Celebration of life 3/19/2011, 1:00pm, 7145 Holmes Island Rd. SE, Lacey WA Additional obituary




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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



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Bernice Beebe (Bee) Currie

Bernice (Bee) Beebe CURRIE Bernice died peacefully on March 4th. Born in Anacortes, WA, on April 17th, 1915, Bernice was the daughter of Dora O'Fardhy and Franklin Beebe. She was admitted to USC at age 15 - the youngest ever at the time, where she stayed two years before moving in with her father, a forest ranger in the Cascades National Forest. One of the first forest rangers, a mountain and a creek in the State of Washington are named for him. She lived at Granite Creek for four years, and was known as "The Belle of Granite Creek" by the CCC boys who worked in the area." She moved to Seattle to work, and World War II broke out. Friends introduced her to Jack Currie, a Naval Airman, and they were married three months later. Twins John and Judy were born in 1945. Bee and Jack enjoyed a wonderful life together for more than 50 years, and spent each winter after his retirement, traveling around the United States with their cat and trailer, and spending lots of time in San Diego. Bee is survived by son John Currie, and daughter Judy Mood and son-in-law Rob Mood, as well as wonderful cousins Marilyn and Gerry Peterson, Phyllis Weber, David and Russell Simonson, Virginia Hawley and Orville and Donald Hawk, in Bellingham, WA. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 1005 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, the Rev Elisabeth Seeger officiating.



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 Eileen (Jolley) Bentley

Our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Betty Bentley, went to be with her loving Lord on March 7, 2011., Betty Eileen Jolley was born in Gildford, Montana, on April 3, 1929. Betty's mother (Anna Jolley) died of complications a few days after her birth. She was raised by a wonderful, loving foster family -" Daddy (Frank) & Mother (Alma) Wise and her two siblings -- sister (Frances) and brother (Lyle). She also had a special place in her heart for her biological father, Clayton "Rawhide" Jolley who shared wonderful stories of his Wild West Days., After her divorce, mother moved to Spokane where she graduated from Kinman Business School. She retired from Cominco American/Teck Cominco after a long and rewarding 26-year career., Mother was beautiful, intelligent and fiercely independent. She loved dancing and music and was a long-time Symphony/Pops season ticket holder. She was always there to help a friend or neighbor in need. By her example, mother taught us compassion, honesty and the importance of family., Betty is survived by her children; Donita Bentley -"Everett, WA; Rita (Curt) Pritchard -" Alderwood, WA; Terry (Lori) Bentley, Spokane; Barbara Ervin, Spokane; Grandchildren: Shawn Pritchard and Renee (Sherrard) Fane (Alderwood, WA); Candace (Jim) Winter, Nick (Jesse) Bentley, Michelle Bentley, Natalie Ervin and Nicole Ervin (Spokane), and seven great-grandchildren., At Betty's request, no memorial service will be held. A family celebration of her life will be held in Montana at a later date. The family wishes to thank Hospice and Moran Vista for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, SpokAnimal or the Humane Society.



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, . 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 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 Jean "Jeanne" (Ashley) Cox

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Billie Marguerite Shinnick

Billie Marguerite (Doxey Jewell) Shinnick was born November 22, 1918 in Cornation, Canada where her parents, Glen and Ruby Doxey, were homesteading. Her father died the next day from the flu and named the baby girl "Billie" since he had wanted a boy. Billie graduated from high school in Underwood, North Dakota and then went to work for a family in Minneapolis. She cooked, cleaned and looked after the children for two years in order to save enough money to pay for her three-year hospital-nursing course at St. Michael's in Grand Forks, ND. She graduated in 1943 and went to work as a pediatric RN. She once convinced a doctor to reduce a too-large dose of penicillin for a baby by telling him he would have to come in to the hospital to administer it himself. In 1945 she met Raymond Michael Shinnick, an Army veteran who had seen action at Guadalcanal and Bougainville. They married at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Reynolds, ND where they took up farming and raising a family of five girls. In 1955 they moved the family to Vancouver, WA where Ray bought a share in the Ft. Vancouver Plywood Company and Billie worked part-time as an RN at St. Joseph's Hospital., Billie was an extrovert. With so many activities and friends, it was hard to find her at home. She loved quilting, painting and ceramics and gave many of her creations to family and friends where they adorned beds, walls and coffee tables. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters, St. James Altar Society, Columbia River Old Time Strings, Salmon Creek Grange and Clark County Quilters. She loved singing and playing her guitar and entertaining at nursing homes. She sang with her family and would have her five girls crying with Old Shep and laughing with He's Moving On. Her 13 grandchildren enjoyed her homemade cookies, fried bread and sticky buns. While not as active by the time the 27 great-grandchildren had arrived, she still could play and sing their favorite songs like My Little Rooster and Who Broke the Lock on the Hen House Door. Friday nights at Grandma Billie's was the high point of the week for the Shinnick clan's children especially. The charm, good nature and love of our matriarch will be greatly missed., She is survived by her daughters: Ruth (Leon) Klinginsmith, Mary (Gerry) Parmantier, Susan O'Shea, Carol Davis and Rita Shinnick. She is also survived by 13 grands, 27 great-grands and one great-great-grandchild., She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her brothers, Donald Jewell and Duane Jewell; her sisters, Frances Wakefield and Marjorie Hulse; and one grandchild, Sean Stein., A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, at St. James Catholic Church, 218 W. 12th Street, Vancouver, WA. The Rosary will precede the Mass and a luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Burial will follow at Mother Joseph Cemetery., Hamilton-Mylan is in charge of the funeral arrangements., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Birthright of Vancouver, 214 East 17th Street, Vancouver, WA 98663-3420., The family sends special thanks to Patty Rudolf, Joanna Eisenbise, Larry Wilkinson, Doris Healy and daughter Gloria, and Hospice Southwest., Please sign the Guest Book at



Boyd Paul Meservy

Passed away March 9, 2011 in Riverton, Utah of complications from pneumonia., Boyd was born with Down's Syndrome in Yakima, Washington on September 13, 1953 to Nile Dale and Ellen Hamilton Meservy, the third of six children. He lived in Selah, Seattle, East Wenatchee and Medical Lake in Washington state before moving to Utah in 1978. He was most recently a resident of Danville Services and Turn Community Services in Salt Lake County., Boyd, despite having to spend most of his life in medical institutions, was a gentle and loving spirit who touched many lives. The family would like to thanks all those that assisted and befriended Boyd during his life., Boyd is survived by brothers: Dale (Charlette) Meservy, Deweyville; Dennis (Carrie), Sandy; Dean (Shaura) Meservy, Vienna, Austria; and by two sisters: Jenean (Keith) Christensen, Grantsville; and Karen (Clare) Cunningham, Phoenix, AZ. Boyd was proceeded in death by his parents., Friends are invited to pay their respects at Allen-Hall Mortuary 34 East Center Street, Logan, Utah on Monday, March 14th, at 11 :00 AM. A viewing will be held at the same location from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Logan cemetery.



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 .....



C. Barney "C.B." LeFavour

Passed away March 9, 2011 at his home on Long Lake, WA. He was born on September 21, 1940 in Moscow, ID to Neva Nixon (Sartwell) and Jack LeFavour. Barney was a well known and successful auto salesman in the Spokane area since 1964. He had a passion for old vehicles, and could make a silk purse out of a sow's ear., Barney is survived by his brothers, Mike LeFavour, Scott Nixon; children, Cindi LeFavour, Shawn LeFavour, Pam (Jeff) Bordelon; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sadie, daughter Kim and the love of his life and wife of 39 years, Cheri LeFavour. Barney loved life and was loved by all. Cremation by the Neptune Society (no services). The family wishes to thank the staffs of Northside Medical Oncology and Hospice of Spokane for their kindness, compassion and excellent care., A Celebration of Barney's Life for family and friends will be held at the Red Lion River Inn on Sunday, April 3rd, 2-5 PM. Cards, letters and RSVPs may be sent to Pam Bordelon, 12012 E. Midway Rd, Mead, WA 99021 or by e-mail:, If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210-2215.




Graveside service for family and friends of Cheryl Diane Carpenter Cole will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Grand View Cemetery, Anacortes, Washington., Cheryl passed away on January 25, 2011 in Spokane, Washington.



Captain Allan H. Anderson

Captain Allan H. ANDERSON A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 19th from 2-5pm at the Nile Temple in Mountlake Ter race. The address is 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.



Carolyn McAusland Ford

Carolyn McAusland FORD Carolyn McAusland Ford passed away March 5, 2011 at her home in Whittier, California. Carolyn was born August 18, 1955 in Seattle and graduated from Bellevue High School in Bellevue. She attended the University of Colorado and the University of Washington before becoming a commercial pilot at Kenmore Air in Bothell. Her wonderful parents Donald McAusland and Virginia Calvert McAusland preceded Carolyn in death. She is survived by her husband Corey Ford and their two sons Steven and David, all of Whittier, California. Her sister Mary Walker of Sammamish and brother Cal McAusland of Kirkland also survive Carolyn,as does Cal's significant other, Jennifer Sisson of Kirkland and her sister in law Amy Ford Andersen of Seattle. Her niece Laurie Walker of Issaquah and nephews William Walker III of Sammamish and Travis McAusland of San Juan Capistrano, California also survive her. Carolyn was blessed with incredible energy and athletic abilities. She was an expert water and snow skier who took great joy in sharing those activities with her family and friends. Carolyn was known as "Tex" by most of her friends and she touched many people in her life. Carolyn flew airplanes from the age of 13 and enjoyed many years as an accomplished commercial pilot before devoting herself to raising her family. A celebration of life will be held 4:00 pm March 22 at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina. In lieu of flowers, Carolyn's family suggests donations to the Carolyn McAusland Ford Scholarship Fund c / o Women's Aviation International,, 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381.



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



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. [...] 




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. [...]




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Dorothy Maureen Monson HAHLER May 2, 1934 ~ March 11, 2010 In loving memory of our Mother on the first anniversary of her passing. A mother, a wife, an educator and a friend, Dorothy valued her family and friends most of all. For many years Dorothy was a Health and Physical Education teacher at Chief Sealth High School. She placed a high value on learning and was committed to making an impact on the students she taught. Dorothy carried this value into her personal life and strived to continue learning, improving and exploring new areas in her life. Mom was a devoted and loving mother who was very proud of each of her children and grandchildren; always standing by us and wanting the best for us in our lives, relationships and spirit. Mom taught us to love, to take risks, to be kind, to be giving and be responsible for our actions. Along with her family, gardening, sports, knitting and cooking fed her love for life. Mom died from complications of Leukemia. Dorothy is survived by her children and their families: Patricia Hahler Morgan & Randy Morgan of Seattle, WA, Katherine & Michael Duclos of New York City, NY, Marie Hahler & Liz Kirk of Seattle; grandchildren: TC Elliott III, Nicholas Elliott, Kaitlin Morgan, David Kirk-Hahler and Carl Kirk-Hahler, and many more family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Hahler, and their son, Ted Hahler of Sitka, AK and St. John, USVI. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Rosary Church, March 16, 2010. Dorothy will be buried at the Elim Cemetery in Kenedy, Texas. Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in Dorothy's honor are appreciated.



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.



Daniel Dungan

Daniel DUNGAN Daniel Dungan, born March 8, 1944 in Seattle, son of Dale and Lola Dungan, died March 2, 2011 of pan creatic cancer. A graduate of Garfield High School and Seattle Pacific University, he taught for 32 years in Seattle Public Schools. His memorial service will be Saturday, March 19th, 2pm at Midway Community Covenant Church, 22460 24th Ave S, Des Moines, WA. Please see full obituary and guest book at



David Elliott Cox

Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00 PM

David Elliott Cox born on November 28th 1949 in Wenatchee Washington, lived with his wife Susan Cox in the city of Richland Washington for the past thirty years. David died of cancer on March 9th 2011 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loved ones.



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.



Dean Falkner

Dean FALKNER Dean Falkner...beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, twin, uncle, cousin and friend.A Seattle native, born June 25th, 1948 and passed all too soon on February 23rd, 2011. Decorated Viet Nam veteran and long time employee at the City of Kent survived by wife Shelley, daughter Leora, granddaughter Olivia, twin sissy Deanna, brothers Ted and Terry along with many nieces, nephews, and in-laws whom he dearly loved. Dean was a supportive and loyal friend. Once he held you in his heart, you were safely there forever. In lieu of a funeral service, there will be a small gathering of family and friends for a Celebration of his Life. Memorial gifts can be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation Sign Dean's on-line Guest Book 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 



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 



Deloris F. Abbott

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Derek Emerson Morey

We welcome each sunrise with an appreciation for the day ahead and the possibilities it holds, just as you did... 



Dolores M. (DiSante) Hanes

Dolores M. (DiSante) HANES Dolores M. Hanes, age 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep March 2, 2011. She was born June 19 1920 in Seattle the daughter of Marino and Jennie (Steffano) Di Sante. She graduated from Tahoma High School in 1938. Dolores married Clyde Dan Hanes and they resided inSeattle all their married life. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband in 2004, Daughter Maxine Rae in 1949 and sisters Eleanor, Louise and Donita. She is survived by her children Robert Clyde Hanes, James Edward Hanes (Salty), Sharon Hanes Bacheller (Timothy); grandchildren Levi Weston Hanes, Ashley Lissa Di Santi, Maureen Elizabeth Haeger (Joseph), Molly Margaret Clanton (Shawn), William Robert and John Jeffery Haven; sisters Antoinette (Di Sante) Hanes and Marina (Di Sante) Balestreri and numerous neices and nephews. She will be missed. A reception celebrating her life will be held April 2, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m. at Merrell Gardens, 104 Burnett Ave So., Renton. Wa 98057.



Doris (Doe) Burn

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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 




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 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 Kiely Healy

Dorothy Kiely HEALY Dorothy Isabella Kiely Healy died peacefully on March 6, 2011, in the arms of her three children. She was a brilliant woman who had fortitude beyond imagination. She lived most of her life in Tacoma, WA. Her children survive her: James P. Healy, (Amy Harr) of Riverside, CT, Cecilia H. Herbert, (James) of San Francisco, and Helen Modie, (Neil) with whom she lived in Seattle. She had 5 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent in care of Gaffney Funeral Home to, where further information may be found. Donations may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 888-782-4445, www2.providence. org/kingcounty, to whom the family expresses its profound gratitude.



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.



Douglas G. Brink

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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.



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 



Edith A. Connerley

Edith A. Connerley, formerly of Spokane, passed on Friday, March 4, 2011. Edith worked as a buyer for JC Penney for several years eventually leaving to take a position as a secretary at a small credit union. She eventually became vice president and this small institution United Health Services Credit Union became one of the largest in Spokane. She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon. Survivors include: daughter Sondra Jacobson of Chelan; son Patrick (Terry) Connerley of Spokane; and daughter Corrine (Jeff) Thomas of Maple Valley, Washington; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial will be held at 4:30 P.M. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. A reception will follow. The family suggests remembrances to the Humane Society or the A.S.P.C.A. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at



Elizabeth "Betsy" Grim

Elizabeth "Betsy" GRIM Born in Evansville, Indiana June 21, 1915. Passed on March 1, 2011. Betsy is survived by son William Grim of Renton, WA, seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Betsy was a long time resident of Renton, WA and worked for 28 years at Issaquah Care Center. Betsy will be greatly missed by all. Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home in Renton.



Ellen DeBondt

Ellen DEBONDT Ellen DeBondt loved her life and lived each day to its fullest. Born Ellen Joan Wilson on July 27, 1966, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, she was the fifth and fi nal child of William (Bill) and Maria Lederle Wilson. During Ellen's childhood the family called many places home, but the most significant part of her child hood was spent in Pearl City and Kailua, Hawaii. After graduating high school in Kailua, Ellen traveled with her sister, Shirley, to Virginia where both attended George Mason University. Ellen became a regis tered nurse, first working at Si bley Hospital in D.C. then as a traveling nurse and later as a hos pice nurse in Northern Virginia. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Germany to visit her relatives. On one of her first adventures, she did a bicycle tour of New Zea land. Ellen's love of kayaking started when her Uncle Joe, took her paddling on the Potomac Riv er. In 1994, Ellen and Shirley de cided it was time to leave Virgin ia as Ellen wanted to live in Seat tle so she could kayak more. In Seattle she worked as a hospice nurse, then becoming an oncolo gy nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center be fore moving to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Pain Clinic. Wherever she worked she was very highly regarded due to her caring ways, her knowledge, competence, hard work and will ingness to go the ' extra mile' for her patients. Settled in Seattle, Ellen became involved with the Washington Kayak Club. In this time period Ellen and Ken met, fell in love and in August 1999 they wed on the beach at La Push. Ellen was an extraordinary ath lete. She loved the water and was involved in white water, surf and sea kayaking, as well as moun tain biking and trail running. Ellen and Ken won the masters pair division three years in a row competing in the 100 Mile Moun tains to Sound Relay. Most re cently she became an accom plished stand-up paddle boarder. Ellen and Ken had a special place in their heart for the Olympic Pe ninsula and especially surfing Crescent Bay. Consequently, in 2008 they bought a house over looking the bay and moved from Seattle. On the Peninsula Ellen worked for Olympic Medical Home Health, loving her new home and the North Olympic Peninsula life style. Ellen was always optimis tic, positive, patient and extreme ly generous. She gave to those around her, but saw herself as the receiver, blessed with a life that she loved. Ellen was killed instantly on Sun day, March 6, 2011, as she was be ginning her day of work, when her pickup was hit by a suspected drunk driver that veered into her lane. She is survived by her hus band, Ken, Rio, her faithful dog. Her parents, Bill and Maria Wilson, her sisters, Gabriele (Finn) and Shirley (Sullivan), brothers James and Raymond as well as nephews: Justin, Jason, Aaron, Devin, Lucas and nieces: Teresa, Amanda, Kelsey and Emily. Mourned by her in laws, mother Harriet and sisters Sedo ra, Debra and Becky as well as a huge circle of friends, all of whom will forever miss her presence. A memorial service will be held at Salt Creek County Park, near Joyce on Sunday March 20 2011 at 1:00 p.m.



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.



Erma A. Myers

MYERS, Erma A., Erma A. Myers (age 98) passed away March 2, 2011. She was born Feb- ruary 15, 1913 in Tonasket, Washington, daughter of Lake F. and Hattie P. Sills. She graduated from Hillyard High School in Spokane, Washington. She married Clyde F. Myers on April 25, 1931 and lived in Spokane, on a farm in Spangle and back to Spokane. For the past 12 years she has lived with her daughter Judith in Ferndale, Washington., Erma loved flowers, and her beautiful gardens tempted many to stop and take pictures. She was a seamstress and avid quilter until a few years ago., She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990, her brothers, Bert Sills and Louis Sills. She is survived by her children, Donna Goulding of Saco, Maine, James Myers of Daytona Beach, Florida, Judith Miller of Ferndale, Washington and Steven Myers of Dayton, Washington; a sister, Opal Kuonen of Spokane, Washington; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grand- children., Erma will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her and loved her., Funeral arrangements are being finalized with Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St . in Spokane.



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.




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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



Floyd Gilbert

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Garland K. Kistner

Garland K. Kistner of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 9, 2011. He was born in Morrill, KS to Raymond and Claire May Kistner and lived in Vancouver most of his life., Garland served in the Merchant Marines., He worked in retail and retired from Sears after 40 years of service., He had a nursery for many years. Garland loved growing flowers and vegetables and cooking. He enjoyed sports, his favorite was baseball., Garland is survived by his daughter, Suzan (Kistner) Brice of Battle Ground, WA; granddaughters, Holly Brice of Battle Ground and Chelsea Brice of Seattle; cousin, Roger Gilmore of Otis, OR; his buddy, Mike Hanson; and his two cats., He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Kistner; dad, Joe Dennis; father, Raymond Kistner; mother, Claire Dennis; and grandson, Beau Brice., A memorial service will be held on Thurs., March 17, 2011 at 12:30 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial contributions may be sent to the "Beau Brice Fund", Suicide Awareness Program with the Battle Ground School District;1st Independent Bank in Battle Ground., Please sign Garland's guest book at:



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.



Gilberto Cantu

Gilberto CANTU (October 11, 1919 - March 4, 2011) Well respected School Finance pioneer and WW2 vet passes at 91. Gilbert died surrounded by loving children Catalina M. Cantu (Robert F. Flor) and James G. Cantu (Biatris S. Cantu). Loving husband, beloved father and treasured grandfather, he is also survived by grandchildren Ariana Cantu (Mackenzie Waller), Nicolas Cantu, Marinita Cantu (Pedro Hernandez) and Javier Cantu-Lucero. Memorial service - March 17th - 10:30 am - St. Louise's Catholic Church, 141 - 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, Washington, reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to KCTS 9 for Vme programming in Memory of Gilberto Cantu, 401 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109. Please sign guest book



Guy Eddy LaFond

Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

Guy Eddy LaFond, formerly of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on March 9, 2011, at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centralia, WA. He was born on his grandparent's farm, near Malta, MT, on November 22, 1925, to Homer and Florence (Eddy) LaFond.



Harold E. (Bud) Gray Jr.

Harold E. (Bud) GRAY, Jr. Bud passed away March 2nd in his home town of Visalia, CA following a short illness. Bud was an avid golfer and was the captain of his high school team at Garfield High. He attended the University of Washington prior to joining the Navy. Bud married the love of his life Jacquelyn Hilcher and they raised their family in Visalia. He and a partner owned and operated an electrical supply company. Bud is survived by his wife Jackie, children Andrea, Wendelle and Colby, granddaughter Gabrielle, and sister Nancy Byers.



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.



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.... 



J. P. Seabeck

Our dear father, cowboy-entrepreneur, generous provider, friend, church-builder, son, brother, grandfather, and husband, James Paul Seabeck, longtime resident of Spokane, Washington, passed away March 9 at the age of 98. Cow-puncher Jim has ridden off into the sunset on his palomino "Golden Avalanche" to join his beautiful, green-eyed "filly" Novia, his wife of 72 years. She is waiting for him "in their new home" as she told him a few days before she left him just over 3 years ago. He asked if it was "a ranch" and she said, "J.P., it will be what you always wanted, sorry I am going first"., Born in Rockville, Nebraska on January 21, 1913 to John and Mary Seabeck who raised 7 children in the Polish-German homestead of 3 rooms where Polish was spoken, more than not. Jimmy was only 4 the night his father, John, raised him from sleep to hold a lantern for the birth of a calf. The seeds were planted; the son was soon raising his own hogs. Mother Mary instilled discipline, religion, determination, prayer and family dedication, which she honed to proud high Polish traits. Father John dealt him many a lesson on walking that tight rope of life., Turning a penny to a dollar showed early with his purchase of a goat. He managed to earn a profit though the goat broke a window twice and ate the lining of the family car; "the Goat" escapade gave a profit of $7, diligently banking $3.50 in each of the town's banks at 8 years of age. Cash, no debts was his mentor. He did not spend what he did not have, the credit part of the American Dream he did not buy into., His father owned a small butcher shop and as a small boy Jim was given many of the menial tasks and a natural given talent sparked his life devotion to the livestock business creating many improvements in the industry., Jim captained his high school football and basketball teams. In his senior year he was All-State running back. After graduation he attended Grand Island Nebraska Business College for 6 months., Next step was 6 months with Harris Grain & Livestock in Grand Island feedlot. He grabbed an opportunity offered him as a range cowboy in Colorado on the W.C. Harris Ranch. Jim was seasoned fast by senior cowpokes leaving him in charge of the herd of 50 head of cattle while they went to "drink---n in town". A lightning-front came in full force. All alone, Jim tired-out 3 horses trying his 18 year old best, to keep the herd together. W.C. Harris soon realized his potential & transferred him to the "feed lot" in Twin Falls, ID. At age 19, he was in charge of 40,000 head of cattle. His bed and his office where one and the same-¦a very small shed the size of a twin bed. It was a short stint in the feedlot where he was soon scouted and hired by Carstens Meat Packing Co. of Tacoma, Washington., A blind date began our parents long love story. On June 8, 1935, he married his green-eyed sweetheart, Miss Novia George Church, a woman with fashion model looks and Oklahoma cowgirl toughness. The young couple headed to Tacoma, Washington. Honeymoon night dinner was baloney, bread and milk. Arriving in Tacoma with $17 dollars in their pockets, they worried how to keep the wedding secret because the new job stipulated Jim must be unmarried. Mom's Jimmy at age 20 had accepted the position as Jr. cattle buyer at the back gate. Just one year later, at age 21, he was promoted to head buyer for all Carstens Packing Company's livestock division, retaining that position for 21 years and also serving as General Manager for 3 years., On a California cattle buying trip in 1941, J.P. bet his "lodging & food money" on Seabiscuit in the famous Santa Anita Race, sparking a lifetime passion for horses and horse racing. He started with Golden Avalanche a palomino from Montana, riding him in the feedlots at Carstens. Thoroughbred horse racing became his hobby, breeding, raising, and racing many successful horses until the age of 95. Approximately 100 winning horses were raised and raced. He co-owned with Phil Carstens, "Ocean Mist", the horse that won the 1953 Longacres Mile. Jim devoted long hours and much personal effort to help initiate a parimutuel betting system in the state of Idaho and he worked equally hard to firmly establish horse racing in Washington State., After 22 extremely successful years and after the Carstens business was sold, Jim started his own meat supply business in Tacoma, the Riverside Meat Co., providing the very best cuts of meat to Tacoma's favorite restaurants such as, Johnny's Dock, Poodle Dog, and Top of the Ocean., In 1941 he was invited to Washington D.C. to represent 10 western States to enact a provision for all Meat Packers to abide to, requiring them to only pay prices for livestock that could only be sold at prices set by government to alleviate Black Marketing., In 1959, he purchased along with Tom and Phil Carstens and Lee Benton the Twin Falls Livestock Commission Company in Idaho. Jim and Novia, with young daughters Connie & Kristi in tow, moved back to their beginnings. Under J.P.'s management and leadership, Twin Falls Livestock Commission Company became once again the largest livestock auction venue in Idaho. He also founded the Twin Falls Feeding Company with Pete Gillman., In 1960, he founded the Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame, which continues today to honor those people that leave a lasting imprint on the livestock industry and the economy of Southern Idaho. Jim himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974. During this time Claude Wilhite joined Jim's outfit and he was to be his right hand man in Twin Falls and later in Spokane at Stockland Union Stockyards. Jim always said Claude was important in the success of both livestock auctions yards., In 1964, J.P. Seabeck sold the livestock auction business in Twin Falls and moved to Spokane where he purchased the local auction yards which had hit rock bottom. As the new President & owner of Stockland Union Stockyards, he once again devoted himself to creating the leading livestock market in the Northwest for ranchers and farmers in the panhandle of Idaho, western Montana, and eastern Washington. This was accomplished by a policy of hard work (his favorite words), in depth knowledge of all species of livestock, and the strong desire to help all people in the livestock industry. He often expressed that the key to his success was a personal touch with the ranchers and farmers, from the big guys to the little guys-¦ investing long hours into his ever-growing business. J.P. (Jim's) motto was "service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy in this world"., Both smart and clever, not much slipped past him. We have come to believe that his intuition played a major role in his success. When an opportunity presented itself he moved fast, often out-smarting others. His word was his bond which was sealed the old fashion way, by a handshake., James was the initial financial backer and co-owner of the tremendously successful restaurant chain in California simply called, "Cattlemens", still going strong since 1968. He also helped bring the Sizzler chain of restaurants into the State of Washington., James Seabeck served 38 years on the board of LMA-American Livestock Association; a Kansas City based trade group for the nation's livestock auction markets, and served as president, 1993-1994. He was president of Western Meat Packers Assoc. for 5 years. He built a feed yard for the country of Lebanon and made 11 trips there., The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded him the "Best Livestock operation in the West". He was an avid supporter of the annual Spokane Jr. Livest




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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 D. Porter

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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



Jane Ellen Hogan

Jane Ellen HOGAN Age 76. Loving mother of Michael (Cheryl) Hogan, Patrick (Denise) Hogan, Maureen (Nicholas) DeVitis, and Molly (Dean) Seaburg. Sister of Carol Ann Bosch. Also 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 17 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Kirkland. Full obituary and on-line guest book at: WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM



Janet Moothart-Waechter

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

July 10, 1953 - March 6, 2011 



Jason Patrick Schuele

Jason Patrick Schuele of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on March 3, 2011. He was born on March 4, 1991 in Portland, OR to Steve and Patti Schuele of Camas, WA. He attended Camas and Evergreen Schools and later graduated from Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas class of 2009., Jason was an avid lover of sports and during his young life he had wrestled locally and on a national level, played football and baseball. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and friends., Jason is survived by his parents, Steve and Patti; his sister, Michele; brother, Justin; uncle, David Schuele; and cousin, Olivia Schuele., His memorial services will be held on Sat., March 26, 2011 at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA at 1:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Life Line Connections in Vancouver, WA., Please sign Jason's guest book at:



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.



Jesse James McClintic

Jesse's short life was filled with many events and friends. He had many, many friends, mainly because he never met anyone he didn't call a friend. All are invited to a memorial service at the Vancouver Vineyard Church at 1207 E Reserve St., Sunday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. He will be missed. Donations can be made to Washington Special Olympics/Clark County in lieu of flowers., Please sign the Guest Book at



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 Newton Simmons

Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

John Newton Simmons, age 89, passed away on March 2, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, after a brief illness. John was born October 10, 1921, to Josephine and Lester Simmons in Wenatchee. He attended school at Dry Flat District 49 on Badger Mountain one year, and then transferred to the Waterville School District, graduating from high school there in 1939.



John P. Sattler

On Friday, February 11, 2011, John Sattler, passed away in Spokane Valley, WA. He was born August 22, 1966 in Spokane. He was preceded in death by his parents Hildegard and Frank Sattler. He was the beloved brother of Verene Mongeau of Anchorage, AK, and Darlene Bowe, and her husband Robert Bowe of Chantilly, VA. He was uncle of ten, and grand-uncle of 20. John graduated Gonzaga Prep, and Gonzaga University. A Mass in John's Memory will be celebrated at regular morning mass at Saint Aloysius Church, located at 330 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA, on March 19, 2011. Please visit John's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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, , 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.



Joseph Alfred Kuropatwa

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Judith Elizabeth Grotjahn

Judith Elizabeth GROTJAHN Judy Grotjahn passed away with her family by her side on February 15, 2011. She was born to Jean and Nils Tjosevig on December 30, 1930 in McCarthy Alaska. At a young age her family traveled south to settle in Ballard, WA. She attended Ballard High School and graduat ed with honors June 1949. She married Bill Grotjahn on March 22, 1952 and raised three children Julie, Cathy and Dave. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker who was devoted to her six grandchildren. She loved to knit not only for her family but also hats as a donation to the Children's Center. For 15 years she volunteered each week at First Lutheran Church helping out with treasury duties. She traveled with her husband back to Alaska four times visiting the old mining town of Kennecott where her childhood home still stands. She and her sister were highlight ed in the Alaskan Magazine as the "McCarthy Kids". She loved and cared for everyone around her and we miss her deeply but are grateful that she is now in the love of higher spirit. Judy is survived by her husband Bill Grotjahn, three children Julie, Cathy, Dave along with spouses Randy and Lynn. Her grandchildren Kelly, Eric, Jennifer, Jeff, Danny and Nick. Her sister Eleanor Janes and three sons Bob, Steve and Kurt. Her sister-in-law and hus- band, Paula and Bogie Bogovich.



Juliette Howard

Beloved wife and mother Juliette "Julie" Hedemann Howard passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011. Julie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 28, 1920. Julie married Lewis Warren Howard on January 24, 1941. Julie and Lewis retired in 1989 and moved to Spokane, Washington which became their home for the next 22 years. Julie and Lewis enjoyed the past eight years at Harbor Crest Retirement Community where they enjoyed a wonderful, supportive, kind, family oriented environment. Her family enjoyed countless get-togethers at Harbor Crest including meals, Easter Brunches, birthday celebrations, and spending the night., Julie enjoyed and instilled in her children a love and appreciation for the fine arts. She played classical music on her piano and was well acquainted with the masters of literature and art. She was an avid Bridge player. For years she was the highly valued seamstress of choice for her many friends in Honolulu, where she and Lewis lived for fifty years. When they moved to the island of Maui, Julie worked part-time at a large clothing store where she did alterations for tourists and residents alike., She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Lewis Howard; daughters, Amy Howard (Maggie Montana) of Spokane, Patricia Pizarro (Jorge) of Alberta, Canada; and her, Warren Howard (Ann Lasasso) of Vancouver, Washington. Julie will also be missed by her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren., Juliette is remembered by her family for her sweet temperament, sense of humor, generous spirit, and steadfast endurance in spite of on-going health problems in her later years., Juliette's family expresses a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Waterford Skilled Nursing where Julie resided since November 8, 2010. Gratitude is also expressed to Hospice of Spokane for their compassion, care, and support while making sure that Julie's last days were comfortable. For all who knew Julie and were touched by her sweet smile, she will be missed terribly., A Celebration of Life Service will be planned at Harbor Crest Retirement Community where Julie lived with her husband for over eight years. The service will be held on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Arrangements for burial in the family plot at Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii are pending., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to Hospice of Spokane. Arrangements entrusted to Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.



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 S. Hawkes

Kenneth S. HAWKES July 26, 1910 ~ March 2, 2011 Born July 26, 1910 in Ballard, as the only son of mariner Thomas Henry Hawkes and his wifeKate, Ken lived life to the fullest; an outdoorsman, a successful businessman, friend to many and beloved patriarch of his family. Ken's working life started at an early age working as a milk delivery boy on Hanson's horse drawn milk cart, selling newspapers off the street car, working as a summer golf caddy and a delivery boy for Turrell's Shoe Store. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1928 with shorthand and bookkeeping skills, and got a job at Northwestern Mutual Insurance as an office boy. He moved into claims, became an adjuster and was in charge of the claims department for Washington at age 28. He moved up the ladder in responsibility and importance to the company. In the 50s, he was promoted to VP of National Claims, and in the 60s he was promoted to Executive Vice President of the company, now called Uniguard Insurance. He was elected to the board in 1970, and retired in 1974. Ken was known as a very hard driving, efficient and hard working person. He tried to hire the best and he expected the best. As a young man, Ken played horseshoes and handball with the firemen at the Ballard Firehouse, and in 1929 the Captain introduced him to his daughter, Winifred Wright. Ken dated and married only one woman in his life, his proudest accomplishment was to be married to Winifred Hawkes for 73 magnificent years. Winnie became Ken's beloved bride on July 14th 1934; they made Seattle their home and began raising their two children, Larry and Judy. In 1947, the Hawkes family moved to the Eastside near the home of Winnie's parents and created a 10-acre ranch and beautiful country home. Ken and his son, Larry, worked on improving the Bridlewood home for two years before the whole family moved east. Once moved in, they cleared land for pasture and built a new barn for horses, put in a pool and outdoor kitchen. This home, horseback riding, swimming in the pool, and the wonderful welcome and warmth shared by Ken and Winnie were an endless joy for generations of family and friends. Ken was an outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, horses, fishing, golf, swimming and all types of adventures. He was skipper of The Thomas Henry for over 40 years and his family and friends have treasured memories of many voyages. During retirement Ken and Winnie enjoyed winters in Maui. Ken enjoyed golf year round - consistently scoring in the low 80s at Kapalua and other challenging courses. Ken was a man that never looked back or worried over the past. He met change with solutions, not complaints, and prided himself on decision-making and action. He enjoyed challenges and was very enthused about LIFE.He was a consummate do it yourself man, an enthusiastic boater, poet, storyteller, voracious reader, prankster and great host. Embodying the gentlemen's code, he imparted his integrity, ambition and hope for the future in everyone he met. All were encouraged to reach farther, dream bigger and to always hope for the best. Ken was an immense positive force in the lives of his family and friends. His grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family members and friends will continue to live with the countless memories of a wonderful life and adventures he shared. Ken passed peacefully into heaven March 2nd surrounded by his grandchildren and son-in-law. His wife Winnie, his children Judy and Larry, and his sisters Lucille, Geraldine and Clarice preceded Ken in death. Private family services will be held at the farm in Bridlewood. The family extends grateful thanks and suggests memorials to Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA. Sign Ken's on-line Guest Book at



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.




Lillian B. Mattson Age 86 of Tacoma, WA, passed away on March 4, 2011.She was born in Hebron, ND on March 15, 1924 to John and Rosina Winterroth Schnaidt. She was one of 7 children. In July 1948 she married Glenn A. Mattson, her best friend and loving partner for life (who preceded her in death). They moved to Seattle where they raised 5 boys and lived for 43 years. They also lived in Olympia for 19 years. Throughout her life she loved visiting with family and friends, cooking, and gardening, She will be remembered and missed. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm at Merrill Gardens, 7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465 Please sign the online guest book at



Larry Ira

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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 



Lawrence Peter "Larry" Ferrante

Larry was born September 18, 1924 and passed away March 7, 2011. He was the son of Giacomo and Camilla Ferrante and was born and raised in Spokane. He worked on the family farm in the Spokane Valley before joining the United States Army. Larry proudly served in the Army from July, 1943 until December, 1945. He married Angelina (Julie) Montano in 1947 and they had two sons. He owned and operated Royal Floor Covering in Spokane until his retirement, Larry was preceded in death by his wife Julie in 2009 and by his sisters: Teresa Cappuccio and Mary Scorcio. He is survived by sons: Jack (Char) Ferrante, Mike (Saimecra) Ferrante; grandchildren: Kathy (Sean) Burrowes, Tony (Robbie) Ferrante, Karla (Jeff) Darcy, Monica Oliveri, Michael Ferrante, Brandon (Maria) Ferrante and ten great grandchildren. Larry is also survived by his brother, Pete Ferrante and numerous nieces and nephews., Larry loved sporty cars, waffles on Sundays, pasta and homemade pizza. In his retirement Larry enjoyed spending long hours in his garden and summers at the lake. Our "Papa" will be dearly missed., At Larry's request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit Larry's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Leonard Mayfield Sr.

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

Oct. 6, 1934 - March 2, 2011 



Lillian B. Mattson

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Lillian Elizabeth Melton

Lillian was born June 19, 1921 and was raised on the family farm in Ritzville, WA. After grad-uation from Ritzville High School in 1940 she moved to Spokane where she worked her way through Kinman Business University as a housekeeper and nanny for a doctor and his family. She met and married Jack Melton in 1942. In 1944 their only child was born. They divorced ten years later. Her first job was with the Spokane and Eastern Bank as a teller. Over the years she worked for the accounting firms of LeMaster and Daniels, also Fortune and Kitzke. She worked as a bookkeeper for Peerless Sunpuft, Alaska Steel, the District Council of Carpenters, and finally retiring as office manager for the Painters District Council. She survived two serious bouts with cancer in 1960 and 1981 and several other life-threatening health conditions. She was a lifetime member of the Alpha Tau Sorority and the Ladies of the Moose. She loved to travel. She had been to Hawaii many times, to Jamaica, Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris, Reno and Las Vegas. She also made yearly trips to southern California to visit her daughter and her family. Lillian loved "antiquing", the colors blue, hot pink, and turquoise. She liked to stay up late to watch movies on cable TV. She enjoyed reading magazines and novels, especially medical stories. She played bridge, canasta, yatzee, scrabble, any board game or puzzle. She liked doing crossword puzzles and always looked forward to the "Big Puzzle" in the Spokesman-Review. She loved gardening and "digging in the dirt". She found it relaxing. Lillian always had a lovely yard with flowers and roses. Every year she grew a garden with tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, green beans, strawberries, and raspberries. She was a delicious cook. She loved babies. Anybody's baby. If she saw a baby she had to hold it. Her grandchildren loved spending time with her because she was "fun and funny". She loved a good joke and had a wonderful loud and unique laugh that you could recognize instantly and would never forget. But most of all she loved her family and friends. She leaves behind her only child Sherri (Sharon Lee Melton) Hyams and her husband Bud (Eugene F.) Hyams; two grandsons, Cary Michael Hyams and his son Liam Bleu Hyams; Troy Mitchell Hyams and his daughter Christina Ashley Hyams and son Mitchell David Hyams, of Spokane; granddaughter Amy Jene' (Hyams) Darrow and her husband Brett Michael Darrow, their three daughters Madeline Michael-Francis Darrow, Estella Louise Darrow, and Eva Elliott Darrow, of West Linn, OR; two step-granddaughters, Gail and her husband Spike Burlingame, of Westlake Village, CA and her children Ramsey Webb, Natalie Webb and her son Ethan; Elizabeth Hyams, her two daughters Tiffany DeViney and children Cody and Kylie of Spokane; Nicole Deviney and her four children of Texas; cousin and lifetime best friend Vinie (Haffner) Smith of California; niece Valerie Maier of Ritzville, nephew Steven Maier and family of the Tri-Cities; niece Theresa Bush and daughter Amber, and nephew Harry Lee Maier of Spokane. She was preceded in death by her father Jacob Maier, mother Elizabeth (Roth) Maier, brothers Reuben, Virgil, Harry, baby Eugene, unnamed newborn baby boy, and her only sister Evelyn (Maier) Allison; her ex-husband Jack Melton, sister-in-law Gloria (Girnus) Maier, niece Linda (Maier) Thomason, and her dear friends for many years Lovetta and Len Miotke, Barbara and John Toomey, Claris Cardinal, and Carol (Stansbury) McCabe. A special thank you to Steve Andrews who owns Arbor Rose Adult Family Home, and manager Taven Beaumont, who lovingly cared for Lillian with the help of others for the past ten years. She was loved and will be missed forever!, A graveside service will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2 pm.



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 



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



Luara Patrica Carrillo

Laura passed away quietly at her home in Washougal, WA. She loved the Pacific Northwest, where she lived for the past 20 years. She is survived by her mother, Veagie Sheehy in CA; three sisters, Richeena Allen, Debra LaRoche, Janis Shearer; two daughters, Franki Evans, Marie Carrillo and all of their families, of Washington., Please sign the Guest Book at



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




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Mary Elizabeth James Dec. 15, 1923 ~ Mar. 11, 2011 Loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully March 11, 2011 with her family at her side. She was born to William and Florence Anderson in McCleary, WA on Dec. 15, 1923. She was preceded in death by husband John F. James Sr., and daughter Rosemary K. Taylor. She is survived by daughters Carol A. Sproul (Ernie) of Sonoma, CA, Linda D. O'Malley (Dennis) of Gig Harbor, and Patsy Scofield of Olympia, sons Donald R. Crawford (Julie) of Mossyrock, James E. Crawford (Diana) of Tacoma, Michael J. Taylor (Martin) of San Diego, CA, Mike James (Kathy) of Tacoma, and John F. James Jr. (Yvonne) of Vancouver, WA, brother John Anderson of Olympia, sister Dorothy Lambert of Puyallup, WA, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will be a celebration of her life at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, Hwy 16, Gig Harbor on March 15th, 2011 at 2:00 pm. To leave a favorite memory or condolences for the family, sign Mary's guest book at



Margery Haus Bathurst

Margery Haus BATHURST "I love you so much Mom. Sit with saints now where you truly belong." Forrest Age 94 of Bellevue, WA died peacefully on March 9 in the arms of her son. She was born in Seattle on April 12, 1916 to Victor and Jesse Haus, the youngest of their 7 children. The Haus family lived for years in Madrona, Capitol Hill, and Mount Baker. Marge attended Holy Names Academy and Forest Ridge Junior College. She married Frank Bathurst, Jr. in 1944 and they spent many years traveling before returning to Seattle in 1967. Marge was known for her love of fashion, her sewing skills, a natural wit, an unpretentious "elegance," and her artistic talents. She loved playing bridge and doing crosswords. Marge would love knowing that any contributions in her honor are made to Catholic Social Services with a special request for use in adoption. She knew this was the greatest gift anybody could give to an adopted Mother and child. Marge was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her son, Forrest. Please join us at a funeral mass at Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue, on Friday, March 18, at 11:00am.



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.



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 Patricia "Pat" Gregory

Pat passed away February 18, 2011 peacefully in her sleep at the Sun City, AZ home that she shared with her husband Thomas Gregory. Pat was born September 23, 1926 in Tacoma, WA to Doug and Etta McGuire. Her childhood years were spent on the family farm near Welcome, WA, then Sumner, and later Tacoma, WA where she graduated from St. Leo's High School in 1944. After high school, Pat married Kenneth Call. She gave birth to three children who survive her, Linda (Kenneth) Lambert of Puyallup, Kenneth (June) Call of Edgewood and James (Barbara) Call of Fife; five grandchildren, Kenneth "K.C." Call, Carri Lowery, Jenny Call, Tara Cochran, and Morgan Lambert; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Bottke and is survived by her sister Joann Makovich of Gig Harbor. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She shared her many passions that included books, travel, art, crafts, and her ongoing search for that perfect treasure to decorate her home. She developed a love for baseball, which in her usual fashion included not only the games and the nicknames of her team's players, but full biographical information on their entire families as well. Most of all, she shared her great sense of humor and her tremendous pride in her family. We already miss you so much, Mom, and we are so proud to be your family.



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



Merle LePouce

LePOUCE, Merle Lorraine, Merle Lorraine LePouce of Spokane passed away on February 25, 2011 at her home. She was 101. She was born September 14, 1909 in Post Falls, Idaho. She married former Wash- ington Governor Clarence D. Martin of Cheney and later married Sylvan "Ted" LePouce of Spokane. She attended Lewis and Clark High School and Kinman College. After retiring from a secretarial career, she enjoyed traveling and remaining active in community betterment projects. She also lived for brief periods of time in California and New York, always returning to her home of Spokane. Mrs. LePouce supported many charitable and community organizations including the Spokane Humane Society, the Shriner's Hospital for Children, the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, the Spokane Civic Theater and Whitworth College Scholarship Fund. She is survived by stepdaughter, Jane Daniels, of Borrego Springs, CA; stepgrandchildren Sharon Paulsell and husband, Steve of Columbia, MO; Robert Keller and wife, Whitney, of Columbia, MO and Christine Bergman and husband, Joe of Spokane. She is also survived by stepgreat-grandchildren: SSGT Scott Curry, U.S. Army, Ashley Cooper and husband, Rob, of Columbia MO and Christian, Tory and Emily Bergman of Spokane. She is also survived by second cousin, Barbara Harder and her children, Colleen and Jack Tregallis, Vicki, James, Martin and Randy Wright and sister-in-law, Doris Graham all of Spokane. In addition to husbands, Clarence Martin and Ted LePouce, Mrs. LePouce was preceded in death by stepdaughter Kay Wanless of Spokane. A memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Whitworth University (a scholarship fund to be established in her name).



Mildred H. Clark

Mildred H. CLARK Age 96, died peacefully Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Valley, WA. A long time Seattle resident, Mildred is survived by her son, Leo A. Clark, two daughters, Shirley A. Miller and Kathy L. Evans, 3 sisters, a brother, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on March 19th at 1:00 PM at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA with graveside services and reception following. Remembrances can be made to St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.



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 [...]




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Patrick J. Martin

Pat passed away March 5, 2011 in Deer Lake, WA. He was born May 19, 1945 in Spokane. He served in the Coast Guard Reserves from 1964-1969. Over the years he has resided in Spokane, Coeur d' Alene, Salt Lake City and Deer Lake. He worked as a long haul truck driver until he retired in 2009. Pat enjoyed hydroplane racing, snowmobiling, motorcycles, lake fishing, exploring abandoned mines, gold panning and remote control airplanes. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Martin, mother Lucille Martin, and his brother David Martin all of Spokane. He is survived by his brother John Martin (Linda), sister Joni Dunlap (Dave), son Kevin Martin (Maria), daughters Kim Brown (Jeff) and Anjie Hughes (Bert), and grandchildren Cole, Analisa, Garrett, Kylee, Kayla, Jessi and Clarissa. Pat enjoyed the outdoors, and anything to do with the water. He most recently spent this past winter exploring the Arizona desert and was preparing for the upcoming season of hydroplane racing. A Celebration of Pat's Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 19th at Heritage Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Pat's favorite non profit cause, S.L.O.R.A., 7035 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls, ID 83854.



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



Paul J. LaFrance

Passed away February 25, 2011. He was born August 1, 1936 in Belcourt, ND to Paul S. and Alvina (Hayes) LaFrance. He served 11 years in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era. He graduated from EWU in 1981. He married Kathleen LaFrance September 6, 1986. He loved animals, was an avid bird watcher and gardener. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Paul is survived by his wife Kathleen LaFrance; daughters Debbie Maley and Tammy LaFrance; sister Frances Kenney; step-children Charmaine Gural, Graham Smith, Lisa Krein and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be to the Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Spokane 99217-7499.



Phyllis Jean Grinde Hayes Kuhn

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her brothers, John Grinde of San Diego, California and Parumph, Nevada, and Robert E. Grinde of Yelm Washington; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grinde of Yelm, Washington. Surviving family include three children, Christie Hayes Sloan (James) of Tallahassee, Florida; John Stephen Hayes (Tina) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; J. Todd Hayes (Nj) of Olympia, Washington; her sister Joan Johnson of Yelm, Washington; her granddaughter Tara Hayes of Olympia, Washington; three step-children, U.S. Grant Kuhn IV (Carol) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Gayle Kuhn Faith (Gary) of Redding, California; Thomas Kuhn, D.V.M. (Margaret) of Swannanoa, South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.




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Ralph Dixon

Ralph Dixon (age 73) was born April 26, 1937 to Roger and Helen Dixon. Wednes- day, March 9, 2011, he lost his battle with liver cancer and entered peacefully into rest at his home, sur- rounded by his family. Ralph worked for Don Larsen Painting for 29 years, retiring in 1993. He built a cabin on the Pend Oreille River and furniture to fill it. He enjoyed gardening, always having a large garden and a manicured lawn. He was a passionate and skilled woodworker. He enjoyed fishing and his favorite vacation place was Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Irene; daughters: Nicole Dixon, Stacy (Tye) Beamer; grandchildren: Ryen Tarr, Tori and Trevor Beamer and sister, Shirley (Rolly) Weiss of Clarkston ID. The family wishes to give special thanks to Hospice for all their kindness. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Please visit Ralph's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by:



Ralph Leslie Holt

Ralph Leslie HOLT October 26, 1932 ~ March 10, 2011 A lifelong traveler, music maker, health enthusiast, U.S. Air Force pilot, people lover, foodie, Husky fan, fraternity brother and inspiration to each person he met, Ralph passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 78. He was a devoted husband of 50 years to Marbary Stafford 'Mabs' Holt, who preceded him in death in 2005. He was the fatherof Leslie Holt Burton (Mark), Jennifer Holt Medeiros (Bruce), David Stafford Holt (Teresa Jolly), and Christopher Ralph Holt; and the grandfather of Malia Christine Medeiros, David Robinson Medeiros, Nathaniel David Holt, and Margaret Claire 'Maisie' Holt. He was also preceded in death by his grandsons Aidan John Holt and Matthew Ralph Holt. Ralph attended Jackson High School in Jackson, California and graduated from the University of Washington in 1954 with a BA in History. He cherished the lifelong friendships developed at Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at the UW. After completing Air Force ROTC, he earned his wings at pilot training in Lubbock, Texas, followed by tours as a pilot throughout the United States, as well as Italy, Berlin, and England. He flew over 700 hours of combat in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal in 1970. His final years with his friends at Aljoya were a blessing. To put it mildly, he had a sunny disposition and made a positive impact on those around him. His favorite past times included eating Hood Canal oysters and clams, exercising, wood working projects and spending time with his family. Remembrances in Ralph's name may be sent to St. Martin de Porres Shelter, 1561 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA 98134. There will be a Vigil on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 - 5th Ave. S., (425) 771-1234 in Edmonds; with a Funeral Mass being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 630 - 7th Ave. N, Edmonds. Share memories with family at



Randal J. Wilhelm

Randal J. Wilhelm passed away on March 7, 2011. He graduated from Mt. View High, Clark College and WSU. He was employed at ADP for 16 years. He is survived by his mother, Karen Gustafson; his father, Jon T. Wilhelm and step-mother, Kathy Wilhelm of Vancouver; his sister, Penny Lewis; brother-in-law, Scott Lewis; his nephew, Luke Lewis; his grandmother, Roz Wilhelm of Vancouver; and grandfather, Keith Wyckoff of Walla Walla, WA; also by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as many wonderful friends, some he has known since grade school., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Services pending., Please sign the Guest Book at



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 G. Baldwin

Our Pop died peacefully at home. He was a loyal friend, gentle and caring, a kind and loving man to whom his family meant everything. This very special man will be missed beyond words. He was preceded in, death by Addie, his loving wife of sixty years and his granddaughter, Emily Jane. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Jane); son, Steven (Mariya); grandchildren: Joshua (Tegan), Brittany (Clint) and Zoya; great grandchildren: Aidan, Sawyer, Emilyn and special friend, Christine Martin, all of whom were enriched by knowing this wonderful man. A special thanks to his caregivers: Emmaly and Jennifer and to the staff of Hospice. A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held for Bob on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit Bob's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



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.



Roberta Hutchins

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

Feb. 25, 1945 - March 6, 2011 



Roger Ferris

Born June 14, 1944 to February 23, 2011. Roger retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe after 28 years as a Clerk. Roger was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Helen Ferris. Roger was a great husband and is survived by his loving wife Joanne and best friend of 13 years, his three step daughters, Melissa Jokinen and her two kids Christina and Bart; Michelle and Vern Everson and son Mathew and daughter Alisha; Sabrina and Ed Schafer and their daughter Chaune, his two great grandchildren Anjel and Jadyn, all who he loved so much. Roger had a sister Louis and her husband Rod Bell, two nieces Jenny and Jenett, nephew John, Auntie Re, who he loved very much, Auntie Pat and also many cousins. Roger had many friends who loved him. Roger had a big heart and will always. He will be remembered for his lovely smile, his kind eyes, and his ability to always see the good in people. Roger never complained about his short battle with cancer. He loved the Lord with all his heart and said when he is called home to not be sad, but happy that he is finally where he longed to be. I will miss my best friend and loving husband. He will always be in my heart.



Ronald James Christensen

A lifelong resident of Loon Lake, Washington, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Ron is the loving father of Jodi Clary, U.S.A.F., England, Katie McConnell of Suncrest, WA and Hugh Inzer of Mead, WA. His dear parents, Bob and Betty Christensen, reside in Valley, WA. Robert truly enjoyed his grand- children: Sam, Ben, Jayden, Bailey, Dustin, and Gabriel. Bob is the brother of Dick, Bobby, Gary, Cheryl and Lori. Born in Chewelah, Washington, in 1956, Robert attended Loon Lake Grade School and Deer Park High School. He was the log debarker operator at Springdale Lumber for over thirty years. His love was his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. Funeral Services honoring Mr. Christensen will be in Deer Park at the Open Door Congregational Church at 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, with his nephew, Pastor David Christensen officiating. Interment will be at the Loon Lake Community Cemetery.




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Sandra Brinson

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

March 6, 1939 – Feb. 28, 2011



Shannon Lee Marler

photo41611220110310202248693.png" ALTPHOTO41611220110310202248693.png" SHANNON LEE MARLER 6/11/1956~3/2/2011, Shannon Lee Marler, 54, passed away on March 2nd, 2011. She was born on June 11, 1956 and spent her life in Clark County., Shannon is survived by her daughter, Callie DeBoer; parents, Lewis and Margaret Marler; brothers, Steve, Chris, and Craig Marler., Shannon loved horses and owned several over the years. She also enjoyed music and listened to all kinds. Shannon also played the piano., She was the embodiment of a people person. She made many friends and acquaintances over her lifetime. If you met Shannon, you liked her. She had a very fun loving nature and an excellent sense of humor and those served her well both at work and in life., Shannon had a big personality and an even bigger heart. She was and still is loved. She will be forever missed., A private service was held at Brush Prairie Cemetery. If you would like to make a donation in her honor, please send it to the Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5245, Vancouver, WA 98668, Please sign the Guest Book at



Sister Margaret C. Kiely OP

Sister Margaret C. Kiely, OP (Mary John) 1925 - 2011 Sister Margaret C. Kiely, OP (Mary John), a Dominican Sister of Tacoma, Washington, died peacefully on February 15, 2011 in Montreal following a brief illness. A Tacoma native, she attended St. Patrick School and Aquinas Academy, graduating in 1943. She entered the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma in 1949. Following her profession of vows in 1951, she began her teaching career, which included schools in California and Washington. At the time of her death, Sister Margaret was an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Montreal, where she had been a faculty member since 1972. Online condolences can be left at



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, ..... 



Susan I. Durham

Susan I. DURHAM Surrounded by her entire family, Susan I. Durham passed away on March 6th, 2011 from lung cancer and it's complications. Susan was born January 27, 1948 in Pocatello, ID. Susan and her brother Terry moved with their parents, Brian and Betty Kirkpatrick, to Seattle in 1950. Susan's family settled in Burien, WA where she attended Highline High School. Susan graduated in 1966. Following high school, Susan attended Central Washington University and graduated in 1971 with a degree in Elementary Special Education. Susan's career was spent as an educator in the Renton School District at Renton Highlands Elementary. Susan is preceded in passing by her mother, Betty, and survived by her husband of 35 years, John Durham. Susan's brother, Terry, lives in Walla Walla, WA. Her father, Brian, lives in Burien with his wife, Earlene. Susan's step daughter, Joanne, step grandmother, Dottie, and best friend Vee Steele were also very special people in her life. The rest of Susan's family live in Iowa, So. Dakota, Nebraska, and Ohio. Susan will always be remembered as the hub of her family; she kept her finger on the family pulse. She was pragmatic, yet sensitive, honest with a rye sense of humor, caring, realistic and always willing to champion for children who have less than they need. Susan's no non-sense style was always appreciated by those who knew her-she will be missed. At Susan's request, her family will celebrate her life in private. Please feel free to remember Susie through the charity she felt very strongly about:



Susan M. Parisot

Susan was born November 17, 1958 in Seattle WA., She passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 10, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer., Susan is survived by her son Kristofer, daughter-in-law Erin, granddaughters Summer and Mackenzie, father Thomas, brothers John and Patrick, and sister Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her mother Delores., Susan was a physical therapist; she received her Bachelors of Science Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, along with a Bachelor of Science and Psychology at University of Maryland at College Park both in 1987. She received her Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences in 2007. Susan's career consisted of St. Lukes Memorial Hospital; Deaconess Rehab Institute, Director of PT Services; Saint Lukes Rehab Institute, Program Manager Geriatric Services; Saint Joseph's Care Center, Director of Rehab, all in Spokane, WA. Susan spent several years as a traveling therapist having the opportunity to work in various locations including Alaska and Hawaii. She returned to Spokane and worked for Family Home Care, until her thoughts turned to academia in 2006. She worked fulltime at Eastern Washington University in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program as a Lecturer and Assistant Director of Clinical Education, until her passing. Susan also contributed to the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Spokane Falls Community College as an adjunct faculty member., Susan was member of the APTA for her entire career. From 1997 to 2003 Susan was involved in PTWA as chief delegate, and served as secretary to the board of directors from 1995 to 1999. She was a Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1997, serving as a liaison to the APTA Geriatric Section from 2000 to 2003. She was honored with the PTWA Distinguished Service award in 2002. Susan was a great advocate for community services participating in local boards and programs., Susan lived life to it's fullest. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her granddaughters. She loved being outdoors, gardening, hiking and traveling abroad whenever she could. Susan had a spirituality about her and felt at peace when performing her yoga. She will be missed and we are all blessed for having this amazing woman present in our lives., At Susan's request no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Susan's name to the EWU Foundation, Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund (509) 359-6833, or the



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




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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



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, 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, 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.



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



Valerie Lee Bronson

Valerie Lee BRONSON (1954 - 2011) Award winning Strategist and Creative Producer, Valerie Bronson, died of cancer, January 8, 2011, at Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle, Washington. Valerie was born June 22, 1954, to Howard Bronson and Marcella Bayles Bronson in the Bronx, New York. In 1977 Val graduated with dual BAs in Journalism and Sociology from Syracuse University. She earned her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. For over 30 years Valerie successfully carved out a sterling reputation in the ever-changing communications industry. Her early career included the first English Karaoke at Hal Roche Studios. Later she worked for the big players in multi-media, online and eCommerce which included Starwave, Microsoft, AOL, AT&T Wireless, Publicis, Razorfish and T-Mobile. She had recently relocated back to Washington State where she had started a consulting company in digital strategy and creative consulting. The memorial is on March 20, 2011 at the home of friends Bob and Bonnie Bejan. In lieu of flowers her friends' request donation to Bailey-Boushay House, The American Cancer Society or Homeward Pets in Woodinville.



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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.



Virginia Ruth Hafer

Virginia "Ruth" (Hall) Hafer, 84, was born in Williamsport, PA and died in Vancouver, WA. She is survived by four children: Martin Hafer, Chicago, IL, Gary Hafer, Vancouver, WA, Barbara Hafer, San Jose, CA, and Cameron Hafer, Jr., Louisville, KY. Ruth moved to Vancouver from San Jose in May, 2004 to be with her son, Gary. Prior to moving to CA in 1965, the Hafer family lived in Apalachin, NY. Ruth died from complications from Alzheimer's disease., Please sign the Guest Book at




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Willie E. Easley Born 8/10/1949; was called by his Heavenly Father on 3/3/2011. He was a Vietnam veteran and served his country for 21 years in the U.S.A.F. He was a proud father and grandfather. Willie had a big and loving heart for everyone. We will miss him dearly. A viewing will be held on Monday, 3/14/2011, from 5-8 PM at Weeks' Dryer Mortuary, 220 134th St. S., Tacoma, WA 99444, with a military funeral on Tuesday, 3/15/2011 at 1:15 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA. Following services will be a gathering of family and friends, details to be announced at service. Please sign the online guest book at



Wallace M. Barnett

Wallace M. BARNETT Wallace M. Barnett was born on June 10, 1921 to Max and Louise Barnett in Spokane. He passed away on March 6. He was raised in Ever ett, and lived in Seattle and Federal Way. He served in the Army during WW II. He worked in the building trade until he was 87 yrs old. He was a Grand Knight in Knights of Colum bus. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife, Ruthann; daughters, Dianne Arvon and Cheryl Barnett; his grandson, Keith Arvon (Valerie); his step chil dren and grandchildren. There will be a Mass in his memory at 11 am on Saturday March 19 at St. Vincent de Paul; 30525 8th Ave. S., Federal Way 98003. Memorial donations may be made to World Vision.

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