Monday, March 14, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/14/2011


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.



Arthur Henry Wilson M.D.

In Loving Memory of Arthur Henry WILSON, MD December 7, 1918 ~ March 9, 2011 Arthur Henry Wilson of Normandy Park, WA, passed away Wednesday morning surrounded by his family. Art was a remarkable man. As a loving husband and dedicated father of four, he was generous, kind and loved to help others. In his active life he skied, played tennis, hunted, fished and loved carpentry. He shall be greatly missed by family, friends, and all those who knew him. Art was born on a farm in Josephine, North Dakota on December 7, 1918. He was the third son of English parents, Robert and Edith Wilson. During the Depression he and his family headed west to Washington State after seeing an advertisement for strawberries two inches in diameter. After finishing high school, Art worked for a man who introduced him to the then novel idea of nutrition. It was this interaction that first sparked Art's interest in medicine. In 1942, Art joined the U.S. Merchant Marines for the duration of the war. Following the war's conclusion, he enrolled at the University of Washington to study medicine and spent each summer building and selling homes to finance his education. Art met Frances Gholson Rickman when he was a junior medical student at the Seattle V.A. hospital. He then graduated in 1954 and married Frances in 1955 at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church. They were active members of their congregation for over fifty years where Art was an elder and deacon. Art had a wonderful life. He was married to Frances for fifty-six years and had four children. As an ophthalmologist, he had an eye clinic in Burien for forty years. He enjoyed his patients so much that he did not retire until he was eighty. He loved a good joke and made incorrigible puns. The way he lived set an inspiring example for his family. Art is survived by his beloved wife Frances, children Gregg (Bonnie), Laurie (Ashok), Robert (Susan), Heather (Remick), eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, brothers Jim and Lloyd, sisters Mabel and Florence and his beloved dog, Toby preceded him in death. A service to celebrate Arthur's life will take place March 19, 2011 at 2:00 at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave. SW, Burien, WA 98166. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to Lake Burien Presbyterian Church or to your favorite charity.




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



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



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 Jean "Jeanne" (Ashley) Cox

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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.



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 S. Heath

Carolyn S. HEATH 3/1/1941 Seattle Wa. ~ 3/4/2011 passed away at her home with family by her side. Graveside service Saturday, 3/19, 10am, Forest Lawn, 6701 30th Ave, Seattle WA 98126. Reception 12:00pm, First Baptist Church, 701 First Street, Kirkland WA 98033. Mom loved animals. Memorial gifts may be designated to On-line obituary



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.



Cynthia Kay Willey

Cynthia Kay Willey of Enumclaw, Washington passed on February 24, 2011. Services were held on March 5 in Marysville, WA. at Northwest Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Tobias Funeral Home in Beaver Creek Ohio on March 15, 2011.



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. [...] 



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.



Death Notice - Alvin Williams

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:06 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 5, 1942 - March 14, 2011 



Death Notice - Angeline Farrens

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:05 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 13, 1921 - March 14, 2011 



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 - Esta Slater

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:05 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 30, 1921 - March 11, 2011 



Death Notice - Helen Chase

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 20, 1923 - March 13, 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 - Lucille Henderson

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 8, 1930 - March 13, 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 



Death Notice - Vernon Kenney

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 5, 1920 - March 12, 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



Delores Ritland Dow

My sister, my best friend, miss you so much. My heart hurts so without you it's just not the same. Because someone that was loved so much is gone, and the family no longer sees each other, it's like we were never together - you left us three years ago on my daughter (Laura's) birthday, March 14th; she will be 50 today! You were like her second mom; you will be missed on this day, as I know you would have not missed this day to be with us. Sis, there's a song out that I love so much; it's called will you remember me? I will never forget you until the day I'm with you and Mom/Grandma again. Love, Alice Ritland Douglas



Donald W. Ward

Don passed away on March 11, 2011, at Hospice House of Spokane. He was born on October 8, 1923, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He joined the, Air Corps and served proudly in the Aleutian Islands during, . He was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Veradale and helped build the school. As a construction worker he helped build many buildings in Spokane and the Inland Empire. He had a garden in Greenacres for over 20 years. He married Violetta Dauenhauer in 1951. He is survived by his wife and their children; Joye Gill (Lloyd), Thomas Ward (Susan), Alice Roberts, Georgiann Delgadillo (Carlos), David Ward, Gerald Ward, Timothy Ward (Colleen). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Finally, he is survived by his brother Darrell Ward (Irma) of Coeur d'Alene. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley. The memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Rd., Spokane Valley, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Don's name to Hospice of Spokane.



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.



Dorothy I. Dutton

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




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.



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



Elaine Fayette Utterback

We remember with love Elaine Utterback who passed away February 26, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Left behind is her son, Melvin Utterback and his wife Debbie of Yakima who were also her devoted caregivers. Elaine is survived by her daughter, Melody Maddox and husband Richard of Edenberg, Texas; one brother, Robert Liddell and wife Elise; sisters Lorelei Sowers and Eleanor Holt; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elaine was born to Roe and Fayette Liddell on June 16, 1916 in the town of Loon Lake, WA. The family moved to Spokane and then to the Cheney-Tyler area. Elaine married Mel Utterback and became his partner in life and his partner in the family restaurant business. They owned and operated restaurants in East Richland and Grandview, WA. Her family will cherish Elaine's love of life and the zest she brought to so many everyday adventures. She was dear to all her family and left no doubt that they were dear to her. Those who preceded Elaine in death include her parents, husband Mel Utterback, her brother Jack Liddell, and sisters Ardyce Kirk and Marjorie Mutton. A celebration of her life is planned for a later date in Spokane, WA.



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.



Ethel M. Marks

Ethel M. MARKS Ethel Marion Marks passed away on March 7, 2011. She was born in Port Alice, British Columbia, September 6, 1918, to Andrew and Susie Gangnes. Ethel grew up in Fragaria, Washington and graduated from South Kitsap High School. She moved to Seattle and attended the Hazel Melbourne School of Business and became a bookkeeper. She married the love of her life, Ken Marks, in 1946 and they spent 60 wonderful years together. They first resided in Bremerton. Later they moved to Medina, Washington, where they purchased the Medina Grocery. She kept the books for the store and assisted the postmaster general. After 15 years of marriage, she gave birth to her only son, Robert, her pride and joy. They moved to Bellevue in 1962 and stayed there until 2002, when they moved to Merrill Gardens in Mill Creek. Her interests and hobbies were many. She was an exceptional baker. She loved her family, who in return, adored and respected her. She coveted and remained loyal to many friends and acquaintances throughout her life. Ethel's goal in life was to promote happiness and fulfillment, not just for herself but for everyone she knew. She was truly a very "Special" person and she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kendall Marks. She is survived by son, Robert (wife, Kelly), and her 3 grandchildren, Eric, Taryn and Colin. We will miss her infectious nature and the twinkle in her eyes; her quick wit; her determination; her sweet, kind and giving spirit; and her endless love. Her memorial will be held on March 25th, 1:00 pm, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2316 - 180th St SE, Bothell. To sign the guestbook go to



Ethel Marion Marks

Ethel Marion Marks passed away March 7, 2011., She was born in Port Alice, British Columbia, September 6, 1918, to Andrew and Susie Gangnes. Ethel grew up in Fragaria, WA and graduated from South Kitsap High School. She moved to Seattle and attended the Hazel Melbourne School of Business and became a bookkeeper. She married the love of her life, Ken Marks, in 1946 and they spent 60 wonderful years together. They first resided in Bremerton. Later they moved to Medina, WA, where they purchased the Medina Grocery. She kept the books for the store and assisted the postmaster general. After 15 years of marriage, she gave birth to her only son, Robert, her pride and joy. They moved to Bellevue in 1962 and stayed there until 2002, when they moved to Merrill Gardens in Mill Creek. Her interests and hobbies were many. She was an exceptional baker. She loved her family, who in return, adored and respected her. She coveted and remained loyal to many friends and acquaintances throughout her life. Ethel's goal in life was to promote happiness and fulfillment, not just for herself but for everyone she knew. She was truly a very "Special" person and she will be missed., She was preceded in death by her husband, Kendall Marks., She is survived by son, Robert (wife, Kelly), and her three grandchildren, Eric, Taryn and Colin. We will miss her infectious nature and the twinkle in her eyes; her quick wit; her determination; her sweet, kind and giving spirit; and her endless love., Her memorial will be held on March 25, 1 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2316- 180th St SE, Bothell.



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.



Flynn Jason Jaxon Tomchuk

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Frank W. Pearson

Frank W. Pearson was 87 when he passed away on February 10, 2011 after losing his battle with cancer., He is survived by his wife, Marilea K. Pearson; his brother, Arthur Pearson; three granddaughters; nieces, nephews, grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was born May 9, 1923 in Wendena, Saskatchewan. Then in 1929 his family moved to Arlington, WA where he attended school and graduated. He then enlisted in the US Army on March 19, 1943 where he fought in World War II in Germany, and received the Silver Star., Frank loved the water. He became a tug boat Captain and worked for Pioneer Towing for 20 years and then retired. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Everyone that knew him enjoyed his smoked salmon. He will be missed by many., He will always and forever be our hero., In Lieu of flowers please donate to hospice healthcare foundation. 12040 NE 128th St. MS #5 Kirkland, WA 98034-3013.



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.



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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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

Of Spokane. Graduate of Holy Names Academy and Sacred Heart School of Nursing. Widow of William J. Hogan. Loving mother of Michael (Cheryl) Hogan, Patrick (Denise) Hogan, Maureen (Nicholas) DeVitis, and Molly (Dean) Seaburg. Sister of Carol Ann Bosch and loving Aunt Jane to many. Also nine grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral Mass 11 AM, Thur., March 17 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Kirkland. Full obituary and on-line guest book at



Jeffrey Steven White

Jeffrey Steven White, 33, of Arlington, WA has gone to be with Jesus Christ on March 9, 2011, as the result of a traffic accident., Jeff was born in Arlington on June 29, 1977 to his proud parents Steven and Kathleen White. He lived most of his life in Stanwood and Arlington. He accepted the Lord as his Savior on August 27, 1987., Jeff had an infectious laugh that could make anyone smile., Jeff loved his sister, his daughter, and all of his family. Sports, pets, and anything that went fast were his favorite things., When Jeff was 18 he joined the Washington Army National Guard and was both a Heavy Equipment Operator and M1 Abrams tank driver. Jeff loved his country., He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends., He is survived by his parents, sister Alicia, daughter Teagan Jamielynn, grandparents Ken and Ruth White, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins., Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 at Cyprus Lawn Memorial Park in Everett. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE, Arlington.



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.



Joanne Marie Ericksen

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Johanna Pauline Beaulieu

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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:



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 R. Kremen

Joseph R. KREMEN Born February 21, 1914 Islip, NY Died March 9, 2011 Seattle, WA Joe was a renaissance man. He could build anything, fix anything and quote Shakespeare. He was an amazing cook and baker and loved to entertain. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. During his career he was a cowboy, owned his own construction company and was an engineer. One of his proudest accomplishments was the Long Beach Boardwalk and Discovery Trail in Long Beach Washington. Joe lived his life with gusto and showed his strength and sense of humor until the end. He is preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, daughter Jill and his brother Erwin. He is survived by his daughter Marsha (partner Jilly), granddaughter Sarah (partner Matt) and beloved great-grandson Adam and his brother Edward. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center or West Seattle Food Bank.



Joyce Stark

Born January 21, 1922, in Potlatch, ID, Joyce passed away March 9, 2011, in Spokane Valley, WA. She is survived by daughter, Rhoda Neil; son, Larry Stark; grandchildren, Shantel Ruiz, Beau Neil, Angie Bigelow, Crystal Stark; five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a future date.



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.



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



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, . 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 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 Helen Faska Whitfield

Lillian Helen Faska WHITFIELD Lillian passed peacefully on Feb. 18th at age 90 of complications from a series of strokes. She was born in Pennsylvania the third of four chil dren of Paul and Helen Faska. Lillian is the last of the siblings to pass, as her older sister and our be loved Aunt Blanche passed away in January. Lillians's parents emigrat ed separately from Hungary, met and were married. Lillian was very proud of her Hungarian heritage, and that her father was a Lutheran minister, serving congregations in Western Pennsylvania. Life changed dramatically for her at age thirteen when her father died suddenly while giving a sermon. Her mother was left to raise four children in the depth of the Depression, so they moved to Ohio to be close to family, and our connection to Cleveland began. Lillian's luckiest lifetime moment was in 1943 when she and a cousin went to downtown Cleveland for the Fourth of July Parade. There she met a soldier from Texas who was the sweetest man she would ever know, our Dad, Woodrow Whitfield. Thus began a 65 year loving relation ship and a very good life. Married in 1944 prior to Dad being posted in France during WW II, Lillian began her career in banking. On Woody's return they settled into civilian life and their first child Paul was born in 1946, followed by Tom in 1950. The family moved to Seattle in 1954 when Woody was transferred to take over the Ice Cream Division of Safeway Stores. Lillian fell head over heels in love with Seattle and the Northwest, a love only surpassed by her love for University of Washington sports. She was a devoted football season ticket holder for 57 years and also had Husky Women's Basketball sea son tickets. Lillian was quite complex and yet in many ways simple. She was bright, smart and quick witted. Up for any party, a worshiper of the sun, you would always find her well dressed and with a smile. Nordstrom stock may take a dive now that she is no longer shopping. She was a devoted Lutheran and a life long Republican. She and Dad traveled often, perhaps enjoying most their annal month- long trips to Maui. Lillian's faith was her rock and foun dation, but family meant more to her than anything. She loved and sup ported her family with a passion, and felt an obligation to teach manners and to participate in shaping her ex tended family's lives. She greatly en joyed living at Bay View Manor on Queen Anne, and loved her "million dollar view" from her apartment. She is survived by sons Paul (Carol) and Tom (Gail), her eight grandchil dren Jason Johnson, Allyson (Whit field) Gwaltney, Elizabeth (John son) Vo, Paul David Whitfield, Sarah Whitfield, David Whitfield, Donald Adams, Benjamin Adams, and her seven great grandchildren. A memorial service and celebration of a great life will be held 11 am Friday March 18th (her 91st Birth day) at Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 8th Ave West. Recep tion following.



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



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




1/13/21 - 3/4/11, Margaret climbed the golden stairs to heaven Friday morning, March 4, 2011. She was deeply loved by family and friends. She was involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. After the kids grew up she spent hours in her gardens., She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack F. Miner, one brother, 2 sisters, and 2 children at birth., She is survived by 3 sisters, Joan, Donna, Mary Francis and their families: daughter Janet and her husband Russell and their children Anne, Allyson and just born great-granddaughter; Danny and Taft Miner and their children Kelsy and Courtney; Jack L. Miner and son Mathew and his son Nicholas and their mother Amy Willet. Many nieces and nephews and her special niece Leslie and her children Logan and Quinten., A wise old sage is hard to replace., Private funeral with a gathering for all in the near future.



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.



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.



Mark Daniel Swierenga

Mark passed away on February 17, 2011 at the University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, WA, after a courageous battle with cancer., He was born on September 25, 1955 and died at the age of 55. Mark was born in Seattle, WA. He grew up and spent the majority of his life in Mountlake Terrace, WA. As a youth he played baseball and was involved in Boy Scouts. He had a passionate love of music, especially the Beatles. He loved to sing and played in a band., Mark moved to Little Rock, AR, to be close to his two daughters, working as an Electrician for over 15 years., He returned to the Seattle area for his cancer treatments, residing with his sister in Mukilteo, WA., Mark will be remembered for his individuality, the spark in his eyes, his passion for living and the love in his heart for his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him., He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Swierenga., He is survived by his daughters, Samantha Swierenga, Allyssa Young and infant granddaughter Jayla Cole of Little Rock, AR; mother, Alice Swierenga of Mukilteo, WA; brothers, Garry (Mary) Swierenga of Mountlake Terrace, WA; Dean (Diane) Swierenga of West Seattle, WA; sister, Carol Nelson of Mukilteo, WA; niece, Alicia Nelson, nephews, Niels Nelson and Leif (Ashley) Nelson; and his close friends., Mark's Celebration of Life will be Friday, March 25th at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 23406 56th Ave W., Mountlake Terrace., Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent in Mark's Memory to (SCCA) Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98019-1023 or call (877) 308-3117 to make a donation by phone.



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



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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).



Myron D. (Mike) Hackler

Myron D. (Mike) Hackler, 82, of Camano Island peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 after a courageous battle with colon cancer., Mike was born April 14, 1928 to William and Anna Hackler in Everett, WA. He was raised in Everett and Marysville, graduating from Everett High School in 1946. Mike had recently attended his 65th class reunion. He graduated from Northwestern University, majoring in English., During the Korean War he served in the US Army at Fort Belvoir, VA and 19 months overseas on Okinawa where he was a medic and in the Quarter Master Corp. After the service, Mike was employed at Kane and Harcus Printing before moving to The Everett Daily Herald where he worked as a printer for forty seven years until his retirement. He took great pride in his proofreading abilities., He met and married the love of his life and best friend, Marilyn Wilson, July 18, 1951. They shared almost sixty years of marriage and three children. They were very active in their church, Trinity Lutheran of Everett. Mike served as Financial Secretary and sat on the church council for more than a quarter century. He sang in the church choir for over 40 years performing many a solo. They transferred to Camano Lutheran fourteen years ago when they moved from Marysville to Camano Island., Mike was an avid fisherman. He spent seventy years exploring the rivers and lakes of Washington and recently donated his fly collection, maps and "secret" fishing holes to the Marysville Museum. He served as President of Evergreen Fly Fishing Club of Everett and was a member for forty years. He loved sharing stories from his fishing and hunting adventures., Mike had a passion for golf. He was most recently a member of the Camoloch Men's Club. He was always trying to perfect his swing. He and Marilyn enjoyed many golf vacations, from South Carolina to Hawaii., Music was an important part of Mike's life. He was an accomplished pianist, playing by ear. He would travel to different events with his keyboard performing for dances and social events. He truly enjoyed sharing his music., Mike leaves his beloved wife, Marilyn, three children, Linda Schultz (Cliff) of Marysville, Terry (Sue) of Spokane, and Bob (Andrea) of Everett. He loved being Grandpa Mike to his four grandkids, Aaron and Emily Schultz and Ben and Josh Hackler., He will be missed., Mike always said he had only two regrets in his long life. He never made a Hole in One (Marilyn has five) and he never won the lottery. He gave both a valiant effort. His family has promised to keep trying in his honor., Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Camano Lutheran Church, 850 Heichel Rd, Camano Island, Washington, Memorials can be made to the Seattle, Children's Hospital or to Camano Lutheran Church, Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.



Nancy Lynn Templeton

STORER, Nancy Lynn, "Nana" "Aunt Nan" "Nanny" "Nance" Born Nancy Lynn Templeton on May 16, 1960 to Jim and Donna Templeton. She joined older sisters Gwen and Lisa and was followed by sisters Helen and Mary. The girls grew up all over Spokane, and as much as they moved around, they always had each other - and some amazing memories!!, Nancy was blessed with two wonderful children, Elizabeth and Nick. Her relationships with her children were so important to her and she was always very involved in their lives., In November 1990 she married Dave Storer, the love of her life. They took on many adventures together, but none more important than being Nana and Papa to Aletheia, Mercedes, Gemma, Kyron, Sylas, Jali, and Shyanna. Nana loved her kids so very much and you would seldom find her without one or several of them around., Nancy touched so many lives in her short 50 years, which was evidenced in the constant flow of visitors in her final days., Nan is preceded in death by her dad, Jim Templeton and her brother-in-law, Dennis Porter. She is survived by her devoted husband Dave, children Liz and Nick, four sisters - Gwen, Lisa, Helen, and Mary, mother and stepfather Donna and Jack Garrett, stepmother, Chris Walker and half-brother, Marc Templeton, her beloved grand-kids, numerous nieces and nephews and countless "adopted" family members, especially Wendy Higgins, who was an amazing support for Nancy in her last few months., The family would like to thank Dr. Danko, the 3rd floor staff at Valley Hospital, and Hospice of Spokane for their amazing and gentle care. Services will be held on March 19, 2011 at Sons of Norway 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Spokane



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 [...]



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.




Robin Linse Tutton Robin was born July 10, 1956 in Spokane, WA, and brightened Heaven on March 10, 2011 following a courageous battle with melanoma. She is survived by her brother Jim (Sandy) Tutton, Jr; one niece Dawn (Matt) Phillips and one nephew Jim (Angela) Tutton, III and two great nieces and two great nephews. A private family service will be held. Please see the full obituary at



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 father of 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



Ray Beringer

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

April 23, 1926 - March 5, 2011 



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 Geraghty

Richard GERAGHTY Our beloved Rich died peacefully at home on March 7, 2011. His last days were filled with his favorite weekend activities including a day road trip with his wife and daughter and a walk on the beach with his best friend, "Lola the pug." Rich was born to Dick & Barbara Geraghty in Renton, Washington on September 30, 1954. He was the youngest of five children. Raised in Normandy Park, he graduated from Highline High School in 1973. Rich drove trucks professionally throughout his life, starting his career in the family business at the Shamrock Dairy and completing it at Stoneway Concrete for 21 years of dedicated service. He was a proud Teamster of Local 174. Rich's favorite memories were boating and fishing in the Puget Sound in his Boston Whaler, having a beer at the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor, watching his daughter play soccer, and enjoying movies with his wife in his favorite chair. Rich will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and charming character which was loved by all that knew him. Rich is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 34 years, Mickey, their only daughter, Carrie Ann and her partner Chelsey Quinn, mother Barbara Geraghty, brother Pat & Sue Geraghty, sister Penny & Myron Williams, nephew Glen Boyer, mother-in-law Sharon Emmons, in-laws Scott and Vicki Hennesy, Pat and Cheryl Emmons,Tom and Nancy Emmons, and of course the love of his life, Lola. Rich was preceded in death by brother Michael Geraghty and sister Gail Boyer. A celebration of Rich's life will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 19834 8th Avenue S., Des Moines, WA 98148 on March 19th, 2011 at 11:00AM. Please sign the family's online guestbook at



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.



Robert Lewis

Monday, March 14, 2011 5:04 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 21, 1912 -March 11, 2011 



Robin Linse Tutton

Robin was born July 10, 1956 in Spokane, WA, and brightened Heaven on March 10, 2011 following a courageous battle with melanoma. She is survived by her brother Jim (Sandy) Tutton, Jr; one niece Dawn (Matt) Phillips and one nephew Jim (Angela) Tutton, III and two great-nieces and two great- nephews. A private family service will be held. Please see the full obituary at



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 A. Storseth

STORSETH, Ronald A., Ronald A. Storseth died peacefully and went to be with Jesus on March 7, 2011. Ron was born to Adolph and Adella Storseth on December 13, 1941 in Port Gamble, WA. He lived a very fulfilled and brave life with cerebral palsy that he developed as an infant. After living his first part of life in Poulsbo, the family moved to Seattle and remained there until 2002 when Ron, along with his mother, moved to Spokane to be closer to his sister and family. Ron was a remarkable man who had a sincere love for people. Once you met him, you were an instant friend. Ron is survived by his loving sister; Noreen Nordquist, nephew; Steve (Kelly) Nordquist and niece; Erika (Mike) Vickerman. He was also a very proud Great Uncle to Nicole, Nathan, Analese, Mirisa, and Jillian. The family would like to thank Life Inc, SL Start, and Hospice for their loving care to Ron. A memorial service in his honor will be held on Monday, March 14th, 7 pm at Fourth Memorial Church; 2000 N Standard. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be sent to Hospice or Union Gospel Mission. He will be greatly missed.



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.



Sandra Brinson

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

March 6, 1939 – Feb. 28, 2011



Sperline, Beverly "Jean" (Hoagland)

Monday, March 14, 2011 2:00 AM 

Beverly "Jean" Sperline, 83, of Ellensburg, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at Yakima Regional Medical Center. Jean was born in Oakland, CA on ..... 



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 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 



Tammy Jean Frantz

Tammy Jean passed away suddenly at her dad's home in Everett, March 7, 2011., She was born May 19, 1978 in Monroe, to Larry and Marilou Frantz. She spent her life in the Skykomish/Snohomish Valley., Tammy leaves her dad, Larry; brother, Bill (Deanna); nephew, Gunnar; niece, Ella; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends., Preceding her in death is her mom, Marilou; and grandparents, Ed McNeill, Florence Betten and Bill Frantz., A private family memorial will be held at a later date.



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 



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



Venera "Ven" Jordan

Monday, March 14, 2011 2:00 PM 

Venera "Ven" Jordan, 92, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. She was born to Anthony and Josephine DiSalvo on March 20, 1918, at East Rochester, NY, where she attended schools. After a few years of substitute secretarial positions, she attended a School of Cosmetology.



Virginia L. Burnett

Monday, March 14, 2011 2:00 PM 

Virginia L. Burnett, 89, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Cashmere Convalescent Center in Cashmere. Virginia was born on September 28, 1921, to William L. and Bertha (Rice) May at Wenatchee, where she was raised and educated. After Virginia graduated from Wenatchee High School, she attended a year of college at the Wenatchee Business College.



William (Bill) Fotheringham

William (Bill) FOTHERINGHAM 3-10-1920 ~ 2-26-2011 Bill passed away peacefully at home with Laura, his wife of thirty-five years, by his side. His courageous battle with Parkinson's and Cancer had ended. Bill had graduate degrees from the University of Washington, B.A. and Seattle University, M. Ed. He was a World War II Army veteran. In recent years he became an author of note with his book sold world wide. He will be sorely missed by those of us fortunate to know of his gentle ways and wonderful sense of humor. He is also survived by his Step-son Larry Boutwell. At his request there will be no services.

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