Thursday, March 17, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/17/2011



Alfred was born in May 1929 in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from The College of The City of New York with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later received a Master of Science and Engineering Degree from The Catholic University of America., In 1952, he went to work as a Graduate Engineer at AllisChalmers, where he met Dolores Baumann. They were married in May of 1953 in Milwaukee, WI. He continued his career as a United States Naval Officer, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant. Upon departing the United States Navy, he continued to serve the U.S. Government with the Department of Energy. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, he relocated to Richland, WA, in 1976 for the development and construction of the FFTF reactor. After 28 years of government service, Alfred retired in 1989. With that retirement, the Department of Energy's Richland office lost its Deputy Director known affectionately at Hanford as the 'Godfather.', During his retirement, Hanford's 'Godfather' turned his eye to a higher cause. Alfred was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church (Diocese of Yakima). He served God faithfully, contributing to many successful initiatives including The Tri-Cities Food Bank, Tri-Cities Prep, Benton County Prison Ministry, Volunteers In Police Service and The Knights of Columbus., In his service for the Knights of Columbus, which began November 30th, 1958, Deacon Al was a believer in the holiness of every person. He was a strong advocate for holding retreats for the Knights and their families to strengthen family bonds. He was a Faithful Navigator for assembly 1174 in Richland and is a former Master Knight of the Fourth Degree for the Eastern section of the state of WA.



Ada Price

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:38 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 16, 1923 - March 14, 2011 



Adelaide Edwards Covey

Adelaide Edwards COVEY 12/16/1927 ~ 03/13/2011 Adelaide "Adeling" Edwards Covey, dedicated mother and wife. She was preceded by husband Benigno de Lenea (1961) and Alfred Covey (2009). She is survived by her 4 sons and a daughter, five granddaughters, three great grandchildren, her five siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Seattle resident since emigrating from the Philippines in 1944, Adeling loved her large family and friends. Funeral Mass 10:30, Saturday, 3/19 at Immaculate Conception Parish 820 18th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, followed by Burial at Holyrood Cemetery, 205 NE 205th St, Shoreline, WA 98155. Memorial Reception at 3:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Auditorium.



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



Alice Mayde Anderson

Alice Mayde ANDERSON Alice Mayde Anderson was born September 18th, 1921 in Ontario Canada and died March 10th, 2011. In 1930, when Mayde was nine years old the family moved to Seattle upon the death of her father. She attended John Mur Elementary in the Mount Baker area along with her twin sister Nell, brother Charles, and older sister Mary Elizabeth. Mayde and Nell both skipped two grades. They attended Franklin High School and the University of Washington. Mayde and Nell followed their older sister, Mary Elizabeth, and pledged the Alpha Phi Sorority. In 1942, Mayde married John F. Ballinger. They had two daughters Alma Jane Ely and Mayde Joan Ballinger. Mayde married Gordon Anderson in 1978. She added four sons: Gordon, Steven, David, and Stewart along with their wives and children to the family. She was a wonderful mom and step-mom. Mayde was an amazing grandmother to Kari, Scott, and Kevin Ely, Bowen, Cameron, Lisa, Christina, Betsy, Bonnie, and Blake Anderson. Mayde was an expert seamstress making hand smocked dresses for all her granddaughters. Mayde was a passionate supporter of many philanthropic causes. She was a past president of the Seattle Garden Club and the Seattle Sunset Club. Mayde was involved with the Children's Orthopedic Guild and the Child Hearing League. She achieved, excelled, and became an authority on everything connected to the garden. Mayde was involved in the Lake Washington Garden Club and the Rare Plant Group. Mayde was preceded in deathby: John F. Ballinger, Gordon Anderson, Nell Scott, Mary Elizabeth Ritter, and Charles Clemen. She is survived by her daughters Mayde Joan Ballinger and Alma Jane and husband Sherman Ely. In addition to: Steve and Pat Anderson, Gordon B. and Kathy Anderson, David and Lori Anderson, and Stu and Connie Anderson. The Family asks that any remembrances by made to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital.



Alvido David Bernier

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Alvido David Bernier of Selah passed away Thursday at Yakima Regional. Alvido was born July 24, 1968 in Pasco, Washington to Francis Nelson & Annie Isobel Bernier. He worked at Hi Country Foods and several other places until he could



Amos M. Whetung

Amos M. Whetung, 93, passed away March 9, 2011. He was a proud Native American. He was born January 2, 1918 on the Chippewa Reservation in Zeba, Michigan., Amos served in the US Army during, . He worked in Seattle as a longshoreman for 30 years until retirement., Amos was preceded in death by his wife, Georgianna Cross, of 38 years. He is survived by his five children, Joseph, John and Marilyn of Washington, Elizabeth of South Dakota and Carol Anne of England; four grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother, Albert, and sisters, Myrtle and Chiz., Amos was a good Christian man. His smile, warmth and gracious, humble approach to life will always be remembered by those who were blessed to know him. He will be forever missed., There will be a family celebration of his life. Urn committal service with military honors will be held on Thursday March 31, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery., Please sign the family's online guest book at



Angeline Farrens

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:36 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 13, 1921 – March 14, 2011



Ann Marie Weiss

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Peninsula Memorial ChapelSOLDOTNA, AK - Alaska resident, Ann Marie Weiss, 83, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 due to natural causes at Harbor Lights House Assisted Living in Soldotna, Alaska. Services will be held at 



AnnaBelle Arneson

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



Anthony Robert Martinka

Anthony (Bob, Dave, Bob-Bob and White Feather) Martinka of Marysville peacefully passed away at home March 13, 2011 after a short battle with G.E. Junction cancer., Bob was born July 11, 1931 to Anthony and Stephi Martinka in Grand Haven, MI, where he grew up and graduated with the "49ers." He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 (Korean War) where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He always said, "I fought the battle of Paine Field.", He owned Dave's TV & Appliance for over 40 years where he met many people and enjoyed many friendships. He loved his TV, all programs from cooking to history to Desperate Housewives. He was an avid sports fan, especially football and basketball. He loved growing flowers and vegetables but mostly all varieties of trees., Bob was a quiet, kind, honorable Christian man that was the best dad and husband who was liked and loved by all. He will be missed., He is survived by his best friend, his wife of 30 years, Beverly; his children, Craig Martinka (Kathy Morrell), Christine Martinka (husband Eric Hanson), Jonie (Mickey) Monihan, Reid (Leigh) Martinka, and John E. (Heidi) Knudson; eight grandchildren, Christine Williams, Dakota Eckman, Virginia and Sierra Craig, A.J. and Devon Martinka, and Payton and Paige Knudson; one great granddaughter, Holly Williams; sisters and brother, Joan Martinka, Irene Latka, James Martinka, and Elizabeth (Harold) Smith; and numerous nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law., He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Helen., A gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Bob and Bev's home at 2927 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville., Our special thank you to the many doctors, nurses, technicians, social workers, physical therapists, chaplains and priests from Providence Cancer Center, Colby Campus hospital, The Everett Clinic, Marysville Care Center, Evergreen Homecare and Evergreen Hospice., In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity., Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives, Marysville.



Arnold V. Carruthers Jr.

Arnie was born in Lewistown, MT to Arnold V. Carruthers Sr. and Laura Mae Woods Carruthers. Arnie grew up in Kalispell, MT, and moved to Spokane in 1957 after attending college in Missoula, MT and serving in the, . He was a well-known and loved musician in the Spokane area for over 50 years. He married Bonnie Jones in 1953. They were divorced in 1976. Arnie married Georgia Farrell in 1980. Georgia passed away in 1987. Arnie died in Spokane at Valley Hospital and Medical Center., Arnie is survived by six children: Charlotte Carruthers, Denise Red, Doug Carruthers (Nancy), Lori Klassen, Bill Carruthers and Don Carruthers (Lori). His family also includes 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren (and one on the way). He is also survived by two sisters: Catharine Reynolds of Salem, OR and Peg Manseau (Alan) of Gilbert, AZ and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews., A celebration of Arnie's life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 20, at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd. Spokane Valley, WA.



Arthur C. Hagemeier

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

7/18/1925 - 2/25/2011 Art was born in Dalhart Texas on July 18th, 1925. He moved to the Yakima Valley as a teenager and graduated from Zillah High School. He met the love of his life, NettieGalloway in Zillah and marri 




Barbara M. LEASK One of nine children, Babs passed away on March 15, 2011. She was born in Hydaburg, Alaska on April 21, 1932 to Ed and Leona Hamilton. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Irving Leask, Sr., daughters Judy (Tom) Leask Guthrie and Cissy (David) Leask-Lovell and son Irv, Jr., (Marilyn), ten grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Nancy Phillips and Jesse Carlson of Sitka. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and participated in its many activities, especially the choir. Babs was a graduate of Sheldon Jackson High School, Sitka, Alaska. She worked for the USPS in Metlakatla, Alaska and in Seattle. An excellent and baker, she also loved spending summers in Alaska smoking fish. Celebration of Life services willbe held on Friday, March 18, 2011, 5:00 p.m. at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle's Discovery Park.




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Betty L. Reijm went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2011. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side., She was born on September 17, 1927 in Gronigen, the Netherlands to Hendrik and Patricia VanEsch, the 1st of 9 children., In 1947, Betty immigrated to the United States with her family, and she met who would become her husband, Wilbur VanderWal on the ship to America. They settled in Artesia, California, began a dairy, and had 5 daughters and 1 son., In 1959, they moved to Skagit Valley and were proud to become American citizens. Betty and Wilbur continued in the dairy business until Wilbur's death in 1963., Years later, Betty married widower Jake Reijm of Burlington, who had 5 sons and 2 daughters, together they had another daughter, and raised their families together on the Samish River Dairy., Betty was a long-time member of the Alger Christian Reformed Church Ladies Aid, and taught Sunday school., She was devoted to her family and her garden, and she tended both with loving kindness. Betty was known for always having a cup of coffee ready to enjoy with a friend, of which she had many., Betty and Jake enjoyed trips with the Washington Dairy Federation, and several trips to the Netherlands. After her husband Jake passed away in 1981, she continued to run the farm until retirement., According to Betty, her complaints were few and her blessings were many, she enjoyed visits with her children and grandchildren., Betty was preceded in death by her husbands Wilbur VanderWal and Jake Reijm, her brothers John and Pete, her sister Swaanje, and son Adri Reijm., She is survived by her brothers Hank, Randy, Andy, and Ralph VanEsch, and her sister Anne Barnett, as well as her children Misty (Bob) Blair, Pat (Steve) Wendland, Liz Wiles, Wilma (Doug) Faber, Rick (Diane) VanderWal, Debbie (Charles) Hungerford, Mary VanderPol, Tom (Carol) Reijm, Jackie (Paul) Nelson, Ken (Denise) Reijm, Bob (Teresa) Reijm, Bill (Melissa) Reijm, Rose (Allen) Gordon, as well as 20 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren., The family would like to thank lifelong friends Jill Haagsma and Grace Oosterhof, as well as her dear caregiver, Isabel Hernandez., A private family burial service will held at Hawthorne Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, with Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held Monday, March 21st at 2:30 in the afternoon at Alger (CRC) Community Church 1415 Silver Run Lane, Bellingham. All who knew and loved Betty are welcome to attend., You may share your memories of Betty and sign her online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.




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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



Benjamin N. Brunner

Monday, March 14, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeSPOKANE - Benjamin N. Brunner passed away peacefully on March 10, 2011 in Spokane Washington. Ben, the oldest of three siblings was born in Newton, Kansas on July 5, 1937. The family eve



Bertha O. Richert

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00 PM 

Bertha O. Richert passed away peacefully on March 12, 2011, and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Bertha was born to John and Karen (Halsebo) Strand on June 1, 1915, at Sharon, ND. She was the sixth child in a family of seven sisters and one brother. Her parents were young immigrants from Norway when they met and settled on the farm where Bertha grew up.



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.



Bill Earl McKee

Born Dec. 28, 1916 in Sydney, Montana to Earl Linn, and Francis Elizabeth McKee, and died March 12, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Bill married Natalie Bernice Parks in 1940 in Coeur d' Alene, ID., He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1936., Bill is survived by three children: Jerome McKee, Craig McKee and Maureen Erickson and seven grandchildren: Genevieve and Bill McKee, Bobby and Martin Fortier, Garth, Dirk, and Dane Erickson., Following his retirement from Hecla Mining Co., Bill worked as a professor at the University of Idaho, where he taught Mining engineering, and as an engineering consultant to, Natalie and Bill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1990., They loved living in Osburn where they enjoyed many wonderful friendships. They also loved Priest Lake and traveled extensively., Natalie Parks McKee, beloved wife and mother, died in December 1994. Bill lived in Spokane with his daughter and grandsons and Siberian Husky, Yukon for several years. They loved their grandchildren and attended all their school and athletic events., Services will be held in Wallace, Idaho at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 11:00 am Thursday, March 17, with a reception to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to the



Brad Coverdell

Brad Coverdell left us suddenly and much too soon on March 10, 2011 while traveling for business in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania., He was born to Robert and Jo Ann (Hill) Coverdell on July 22, 1962 in Kalispell, Montana. Brad spent his childhood in Columbia Falls, MT where he developed a passion for skiing on Big Mountain. His family moved to Spokane, WA where he attended Rogers High School and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University (GO ZAGS!). When in high school he met the LOVE of his life, Aileen. We moved to Richland to begin our lives together. Brad worked for ARES Corporation as a Senior Engineer. During this time, a wonderful event happened when Gregory Coverdell came into our life. Brad was a good father being involved in his son's life as baseball coach, science partner but most of all, daddy., He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Coverdell. Those left on this earth to remember him are his wife Aileen Coverdell, son Gregory and his mother Jo Ann Hill of Spokane. Aunt Carol Lee and Uncle Oystein Solheim of Shingle Springs, CA. Cousins that were more like sisters and brothers to him, Debbie and Dave Reynolds of Spokane, Beth and Ron Mainer of Sacramento, Eric and Helen Solheim of Adelaide, Australia., Aileen's family considered Brad as the "eighth child" not the son/brother-in-law. He will be remembered by Frank Miley, Sharon, Robert, David, James, Benjamin and Edward. He was Uncle Brad to numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Christ the King Church, 1111 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA 99354 (509) 946-1675.



Brian Joseph Olwell

Brian, 53, died suddenly on March 9, 2011 at his home in Everett, WA. Brian was born in Seattle, WA and lived his too-short life in the Seattle and Everett area., Brian had a charming personality, navigating life's up's and down's engaged with those around him. Brian was thankful for the support he received from many along the way., He will be missed by those who loved him, his mother, Barbara Allen; his brothers, Murray (Janet), Bill (Joan) and Dan; his sisters, Ann (Brad) Chitty, Maribeth (Dave) Smith and Eileen (Barry) Murphy; and his six nieces and nephews., Brian was preceded in death by his father, Mike; and brother, Jimmy., Private services will be held in the spring., Memorials can be made to the Salvation Army.



Bruce Krogman

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Bruce Krogman, 64, passed away doing what he loved to do, snowmobiling, Saturday March 5, 2011 in the mountains near Blue Lake south of Rimrock Lake. A special Thank You to Gene Nalley and Mark Tharp, volunteers for Yakima County Search and Re




Carl Edward Schultz of Sunnyside, WA, was born December 17, 1925, and relaxed into painless sleep on March 11, 2011. Carl was born in Oaksdale, WA, but lived most of his life in Sunnyside, WA, where he raised his family.




Charles MURPHY Charles P. Murphy of Reedsport, OR passed away on February 24th from complications of diabetes. Charles was born in Haverhill, MA on May 15, 1942 to Katharine and Charles Murphy. Charlie attended Lawrence Central Catholic High School for a time and graduated from Pentucket Regional High School in 1960. Charlie migrated west living in Louisiana, Texas, California, Washington, and ending up in Alaska. There he worked for many years in radio where he met his wife, DeeDee. They moved to Reedsport, OR in 1993 to work for CBSI. Charlie recently retired from KDUN radio in Reedsport where he hosted Tradio with Blair Sneddon. He is survived by his wife of many years, DeeDee, his sisters Sheila Murphy of Seattle, WA, Kathy MacMillan of Billerica, MA and Mary Ebbett of Danville, HH; his brothers Richard of Merrimack, MA and Vincent of Worcester, MA; his daughter Kelly Valdez of Saugus, MA; numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and a great grandchild. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Forest Hills Country Club on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation .



Carlo Louis Lazzuri

Carlo Louis LAZZURI Carlo Louis Lazzuri born January 6, 1924 in Seattle, WA passed away on March 14, 2011 in Federal Way, WA. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. A Celebration Of Life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002. Personal Alternative Funeral Services (206) 281-9292



Cheryl Lynn (Shari) West

Cheryl (Shari) Lynn West, a long-time resident of the Granite Falls area, born August 29, 1949 in Everett, WA went to be with our Lord March 14, 2011 in Snohomish, WA., Memorial will be held at Glennwood Estates Clubhouse, 5900 64th St. NE, Marysville, WA Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 1 p.m.



Cheryl Shannon

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:37 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 2, 1945 - March 10, 2011 



Connie Sherer

Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 29, 1940 - March 15, 2011 



DEATH NOTICE: H. Boyd Beeson

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:00 AM 

H. Boyd Beeson, 94, a resident of rural Palouse, Wash., died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Zita G. Reisenauer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Zita G. Reisenauer of Lewiston died Tuesday at her home. She was 97. Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow is in charge of arrangements. [...] 




Don was drafted into the United States Army in 1970, serving a tour of duty in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division. One of the highlights of his life was traveling back to Korea over 30 years later to visit his daughter and show his girls the places he's been, marveling over the changes time has brought to a once war torn country. In 1971, Don married his high school sweetheart, Diana Snyder, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma., After serving his time in the Army, Don came back home to the family farm where he proceeded to fill his lifelong dream farming. Over the next 30-plus years he established himself as premier producer of alfalfa hay. In 1991, he lost his first wife to cancer and took on the challenge of raising his two daughters on his own., On March 18, 2000, Don married Cindy Atkins in Leavenworth, WA. Don was a fixture in the stands at high school sports games while his daughters were in school, the farmer with the tractor who would scrape the parking lot on snow days, the guy who loved to show off the '69 Chevelle he restored at car shows, and a loving man who all family and friends will greatly miss. Don was considered by many to be one of the kindest, hardest working, well respected man they have ever known., In the fall of 2004, Don entered his first float in the Sunnyside Farm Implement Parade where he went on to become everyone's favorite Santa Claus during the Christmas season. Don continued his reign as Santa even after he started his fight with cancer. With the help of family and friends, he was able to continue bringing joy to children throughout the Tri-Cities and Yakima Valley all three years of his illness., Don passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle from complications related to his fight with cancer. He was 60. Don fought the cancer right up to the very end, passing away surrounded by the ones he loved., Don is survived by his wife Cindy; daughters, Jennifer and Jennille; step daughter Addi Daisley (Brian) and their two children; his siblings, Harold (Ruby), Florence (Lloyd), Andrew (Devone), Lorraine, Curtis, John (Kathy), Margret Schab-Davis, Tony (Kay), Ed (Bev), Andrea Schab, and Andy Church; as well as Brian Ohler, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews., Don was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jennie Schab; his siblings, Marie, Clarence, Raymond, Clemance, Walter, Robert, Betty, and Richard; and by Diana Schab.



Daniel Shofner

Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:09 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 7, 1959 - March 9, 2011 



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 Eugene Hundeby

Of University Place, passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2011 at the family home. He was born on October 23, 1966 and was raised in Spokane where he attended school at Shadle Park. David was a driver for Pallet Services and has lived in University Place, for the last ten years. He is survived by four loving children; Scarlet Randles of Seattle; Rebecca, Cassandra, and Gary Hundeby at the home, and their mother Melissa, of Spokane; parents, Gary and Judith Hundeby of University Place; sisters, Elisabeth (Cory) Colvin, Sonja (Joe) Dearmore, Erika (Randy) Russell; and brother, Chris McDonald. He was also loved by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00PM Friday, March 18, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St., Spokane, WA. Please see David's tribute page at



David Ray Marquis

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

EAST WENATCHEE - David Ray Marquis, 49, a 28-year East Wenatchee resident passed away at his home in East Wenatchee on Monday morning, March 7, 2001, following an extended illness. He was born on May 25, 1961, at Fort Lawton, WA, the son of Ri 



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 - Betty Holley

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 19, 1952 - Mar 15, 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 - Herbert Kroschel III

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:40 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 6, 1969 - Feb. 20, 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 - Phyllis Graves

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Mar. 2, 1927 - Mar. 16, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Lauless

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:40 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 24, 1920 - March 15, 2011 



Death Notice - Vernon Kenney

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

March 5, 1920 - March 12, 2011 



Dennis Lyle Carbary

Passed away at the age of 61 from cancer at the VA Hospital in Spokane, WA with his family and friends around him. He was born in Spokane, WA. He is survived by his wife Penny Carbary and Daughter Wanda Jones and son-in-law Jake Jones, Daughter Xandria Dumler and son-in-law Josh Dumler. Four grandchildren: Dawn and Dezirae Jones, T.J. and Hope Hawkins. Preston Carbary, his brother and family of the Spokane area. He served in the U.S., from 1967-1983, was in the 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam Veteran, with numerous medals/ribbons to include, the, , Vietnam Cross on Gallantry with Palm. He was a Drill Instructor for five years, and then went into the Construc-tion Business for a number of years. He loved to watch NASCAR racing and football, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, barbecuing, but his most favorite passion was fishing and being with his family. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the VA Hospital's Chapel, 4815 N. Assembly. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he's dearly missed.



Donald C. Guenther

Born December 6, 1933 in Cresbard, SD; passed away March 10, 2011 in Spokane, he was 77 years old. He is survived by his son, Brian Guenther of Spokane; daughter and son-in-law, Darcea and David Hopf of Winlock, WA; brother: Fred Guenther of St. Maries, ID; sisters: Arlene Pentland and Bonnie Haskins, both of St. Maries, ID; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Guenther; father, Carl Guenther; mother, Elsie Guenther; sister: Betty Kingsley. Don lived in the Spokane area for 51 years (spending the past year at his river property on the Pend Oreille River near Ione, WA). He retired from The Couer d' Alenes Company in 1999. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local 511, a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed cutting firewood, falling trees, spending time with family and friends at his river property, camping, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, making things out of iron, and dancing. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 on Saturday, March 19, at the Eagles in St. Maries, ID. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Maries, ID. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane Hospice House, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99202.



Donna Margaret Kern

Donna Margaret KERN Gathering on 3/26/2011 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. at Flintofts Funeral Home in Issaquah. 



Doris Ethel Stewart

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Doris Ethel Stewart was born in Yakima to Lee and Ethel Strother on September 26, 1919. The family, soon to include little brother Stanley, lived in Parker where Lee established a hay and grain c 



Doris Margaret Bokma

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00 PM 

Doris Margaret Bokma, 87, a 16 year resident of the Wenatchee Valley, passed away at Central Washington Hospital on March 8, 2011, of heart failure. She was born on January 11, 1924, at Stapleton, NE, the daughter of Albert and Maude Catterson. She spent her growing up years moving around and graduated from high school in Cozad, NE in 1943.



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.



Dr. Bill Servais

The sailing master, Dr. Bill Servais, has passed on. He went too young, only 68, but perhaps in the way he would have preferred - a quick end. Bill was born August 21, 1942 and died of a heart attack in Mexico, January 25, 2011. He was sailing with his uncle, Dick Randolph, and they were in a harbor near Mazatlan. He was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As a kid he wanted a job that allowed him to fish and hunt when he wanted to. He became a dentist so he could move to some perfect town and have a good income. After serving as a dentist in the Army, he moved to Bellingham in 1970. Bellingham offered great fishing along with sailing and seafood, and Bill was quick to master all three. He loved sailing the islands of the Pacific Northwest, catching or gathering seafood and cooking up incredible meals on small sailboats. Bill also enjoyed single handing his sailboat. He could sail into the Bellingham harbor in any wind or breeze, tacking and jibing between the docks and put his loved San Juan 24 sailboat 'Gwaihir' into its slip - a slip that was just outside the windows of the Yacht Club bar, where other sailors would bet whether or not Bill would screw up or smoothly dock his boat. He never missed. And he enjoyed sauntering into the Club a few minutes later as if he had done nothing at all. In the early 1980s he helped found the Corinthian Yacht Club in Bellingham and was its first Commodore. Bill and Corrinne married in 1967 and had two children, Mike and Nicola. Both of his children are now married and live near Seattle. Mike and wife Amie have daughters Teagan and Arden. Nicola and husband Tim Weiss have a daughter Cecilia. Corrinne still lives in Bellingham. In 1991 Bill bought the 42 foot steel junk rigged schooner 'Migrant' from Dick Johnson. In 1994 he sold his Fairhaven dental practice and set out sailing the Pacific Ocean. Over the years he also embarked on other adventures, working as a dentist in American Samoa, in Antarctica for four seasons, an Indian public health dental clinic in Arizona and on the Lummi Indian Reservation. He is also survived by his brother John in Bellingham, sister Mary in Seattle, siblings Jenny, Tina, Jim, Maggie, Richard and Helen in Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Bill was a sailor of great skill. He would want to be remembered for that. He lived a very full life and had many ventures and adventures that the rest of us only dream of having. He brought his unique energy and focus to all that he did, from dentistry to sailing to preparing freshly gathered oysters. He is gone now and we are left with memories of him in action, doing things in his own way. The Corinthian Yacht Club will hold a memorial service this Sunday, March 20, 2 pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club facility on the Bellingham Waterfront. All Bill's friends are welcome.



Edmund A. Norley

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00 PM 

Edmund A. Norley, 93, a longtime Soap Lake, WA resident, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata, WA. He was born July 8, 1917, in Duluth, MN to William Norley and Mary Rommustad of Norway. Ed graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1937. On August 2, 1941, he married Dorthy E. Thompson of Walsh County, ND.



Edwin Edward Jeske

Edwin was born at the farm home south of Warden, WA to Edward and Magdalena (Schilke) Jeske, the oldest of four brothers and two sisters. Edwin graduated from Warden High School, and attended two semesters at EWU, Cheney. He entered the US Army on November 4, 1941. In 2003, Edwin received The Jubilee of Liberty Medal for participation in the D-day campaign at Normandy., Edwin moved to Lind where he married Esther Margaret Sackmann on October 6, 1946. He was employed 32 years at Union Elevator as Office Manager. Edwin was an active volunteer of many charity organizations. Edwin and Margaret enjoyed traveling,gardening,and woodworking, as well as hosting numerous family and community gatherings., Survivors include sisters Leah Goehner, Spokane, Janet (Emil) Sackmann, Lind; brother Robert (Arlene) Jeske, Kershaw, SC; sisters-in-law Dollie Jeske, Moses Lake, and Joan Jeske, Ellensburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, of 61 years, and by his brothers Daniel Jeske, Moses Lake, and Ernest Jeske, Ellensburg. Remembrances may be given to Hospice of Spokane. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Lind Community Church.



Eileen Joan Nutley

Eileen Joan NUTLEY Eileen Nutley of Redmond, loving mother of Bill, Joseph, Maryann and Christopher, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011. She was 82. A funeral mass will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond. Private burial will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family's online guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM. Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory, 425-392-6444



Eileen Titterington

Eileen TITTERINGTON Eileen Titterington, long-time resident of Shoreline, WA died peacefully on March 7, 2011 at Bethany at Silver Lake. She was 84 years old. Eileen was born on March 27, 1926 in Vernonia, Oregon. Eileen taught piano lessons, was a church organist of 35 years and worked as a secretary for insurance companies. Her later years were spent working with senior adults. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob, son Paul and daughter Kathy as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Eileen's honor on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Aurora Nazarene Church, 19009 N 175th St., Shoreline.



Elodia Macias Fernandez

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral Home Elodia Macias Fernandez passed away at the age of 81, in Richland, WA. She was born in Rancho Chiquito Bakescora, Texas on October 28, 1929 and moved to the Yakima area in the late 1950s.



Ernestine Simmons Cox

She was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities where she worked for the Hanford nuclear site for 21 years advancing in numerous positions. Unfortunately she was caught in the midst of a layoff and the downsizing resulted in her move to Western Washington., She later moved to Mineral, Washington, and enrolled in Alexander Therapeutic Massage School in Tacoma, Washington, where she advanced and became a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP). In October 2009, she opened her own business, 'Traveling Hands' in Eatonville, WA.



Esta Slater

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

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Esther V. Kik

KIK, Esther V., Passed away on March 13, 2011 in Davenport, WA. She is survived by her sister Edwina (and George) Mielke and brother Arthur (and Sharon) Deppner both of Davenport, WA along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Walt Kik in 2002, parents Edwin and Emily Deppner and one brother Donald Deppner. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, Washington with Pastor Cindy Wuts, officiating. Concluding Services and Vault Interment will follow at Rocklyn Cemetery, Davenport, WA. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Ethel Mehalick Jackson

Ethel Mehalick JACKSON Of Redmond, Washington November 4, 1918 ~March 7, 2011 Ethel began working at the Heritage Place Antique Mall in 1980, where she was able to combine her skills in sales with her love of antiques. She worked there until she was 86 years old. She is survived by daughter Julie J. Scott, sister Patricia Grant; granddaughter Susan Pittman and great granddaughters Laila and Madeline Pittman. She was laid to rest with her husband Chester at Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah. Friends are invited to view the full obit, photos and sign the family's on-line guestbook at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM. Arrangements by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home 425-392-6444.



Eula E. Hicks

Passed away peacefully in her sleep in the morning of March 14, 2011. Eula was born on Christmas Day 1922 in Spokane, Washington. Both sets of Eula's grandparents homesteaded on Moran Prairie in the late 1800's; where she lived into adulthood. She graduated from Lindberg High School in Valleyford, WA in 1940. During World War II she worked as a parachute rigger. In 1945, she married Martin G. Hicks and they settled in the Liberty Park area of East Spokane. They shared 59 years of marriage. Eula was preceded in death by her husband in 2004 and her youngest son, Benjamin R. in 2006. She is survived by her sons Gary L. and Elaine Hicks of Spokane and Martin E. and Tammie Hicks of Las Vegas, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren., The following was read at Eula's great grandfather's memorial:, A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children, c/o Greater Spokane Elks, 2605 N. Robie Rd., Spokane, WA 99206.



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.




He coached tennis until his retirement in 1990 and studied history, religion, politics and loved traveling the Oregon coast., Frank's greatest pride in life was 57 years of marriage to Katie and father to 9 beloved children. He'll be remembered for his strong moral/work ethics, wisdom, humor and his devout Catholic faith.



Forrest H. (Sarge) Marshall

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral Home YAKIMA - Forrest (A.K.A. Sarge), answered the call to duty by joining the US Army in 1956. He was a paratrooper, tank battalion leader, US Armor vehicle tester, drill Sergeant, Operations Sergeant with S



Frances Esther Pierce

Frances Esther Pierce, 89, beloved wife for 58 years of the late Virgil Clifton Pierce, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Menorah Park Hospice in Beachwood, Ohio., She was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on August 14, 1921 to Courtney and Frances (Kitchen) Shackleford, and raised after her mother's death by her father's mother, brother and sister - Bertha, Bill and Effie Ethel Shackleford - in Portsmouth, Ohio. She and her family lived in Dover-New Philadelphia from 1961 until 2006., She was the loving mother of four, including Kathy Neslund of Marysville, WA; and loving grandmother of nine, including Cherstin, Jennifer and Erin Neslund of Marysville, WA. She was also a loving great-grandmother of four., Visitation will be held at Botkin Funeral Home in Otway, Ohio at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 with service immediately following at 1:00 p.m., Internment at Berea Chapel Cemetery on Rocky Fork., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Menorah Park Hospice, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122-1156.



Francis George (Frank) Ehle

Francis (Frank) George EHLE Francis (Frank) George Ehle, age 90, passed away on March 13, 2011 at his home. He was born April 11, 1920 in Southbend, Washington. Frank moved to Seattle at the age of three and attended local schools including the University of Washington. He went to work for Boeing in 1941 where he met Adeline, his wife of 65 years. He was drafted in 1944 and was in the China, Burma, and India Theater. Frank went into Nankin, China and helped set-up the signing of the peace between China and Japan. He married Adeline in 1946 after coming home and moved to Burien. At that time he became an instructor at Renton Vocational School, where he built and flew his own plane. He worked for the Air Force at Boeing for 34 years on reliability, safety, attainability, and configuration management. "Our house, in Burien, became too small when three heads appeared in the bedroom so we moved to Des Moines", said Frank. Camping in their trailers was a common event. While in Des Moines, he was on the planning commission that led to being mayor. He was a member of the Seattle Amateur Movie Club where he made many movies and received awards for them too. His family recalls fond memories of being the stars of his homemade movies. Travel was a constant adventure all around the world, especially after retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Des Moines Historical Society and Point's Northeast Historical Society, the "Good Friends" RV Club, and the Puget Sound Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Club. He is survived by his wife Adeline, three daughters Raeanne (Gary) of Virginia Beach, VA; Nancy (Mike) of Rockport, ME; Janice (Jim) of Centerbrook, CT; grandchildren Sean (Jana) of Glen Allen, VA; Kyle (Heather) of Chesapeake, VA; Maria of Denver, CO; Robin of Greenville, NC; one great-grandson Brayden of Chesapeake, VA; three great-grand dogs, two granddogs, four cats and many chickens. There will be a Celebration of Life at Marine View Presbyterian Church, Browns Point, WA at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19th. The address is 8469 Eastside Drive NE. The family request that remembrances be made to a charity of their choice.



Frank Lincoln Gaylord Sr.

Frank, known to all of us as Dad and Grandpa, passed away peacefully March 9, 2011 sitting in his chair with his beloved dog "Hudson" by his side at his home in Seattle, WA., Dad was born October 24, 1923 in Spokane, WA to Charles Agustus and Myrtle Gaylord. He attended Wilson Elementary and graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane. Dad's college included WSU, Notre Dame, Harvard and graduation from Dartmouth. During, he was accepted into the Navy V12 program. Dad was sent to Japan and served a year on General Douglas MacArthur's staff. He also served in the, Dad married Dorothy Alexander on July 12th, 1945 in West Hartford, CT. They were blessed with four children. Dad married Eloise Pryor in 1970 who preceded him in death. Dad was in the life insurance business most of his working years with Equitable of Iowa and New England Life. He also spent a short time teaching English at the University of Ohio. Dad loved his children and grandchildren and always said "my kids' health and happiness are the most important thing in life". He was an avid tennis and badminton player and won many singles and also doubles championships with his lifelong friend, Jack Harvey. Dad was the 1951 Washington State Badminton Champion and played tennis on the senior circuit until he was 84. One of his favorite activities was to engage his brother, Morrie, into a real good political discussion. They were very close. He was one of the founders of the Spokane Racquet Club as well. Our dad is survived by four children: Sue Patneaude- Seattle, WA; Chuck Gaylord (Delores)-Spokane, WA; Sally Brand (Scott)-Woodinville, WA; and Linc Gaylord (Della)-Spokane, WA. Brother Morrie Gaylord (Dee)-Las Vegas, NV. Nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many friends old and new. We love you, Dad! Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park, Sunset Chapel, 5200 W. Wellesley on Saturday, March 26th at 11:00 am.



Fred Thomas "Tom" Wirth

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Fred Thomas "Tom" Wirth went to a family reunion in Heaven November 15, 2010. He passed away at home with his beloved wife and his son Dan holding his hands. His daughter Shannon was stroking his head. Tom was born March 15, 1




Gail V. Savage Gail V. Savage passed away on 3/12/2011 at age 55. She was a wonderful and caring woman. Preceded in death by father Vernon Carlson. Survived by mother Dorothy Carlson, brother Richard Carlson, sister Lisa Mowat, husband Joseph Savage, daughters Julie Savage and Jennifer Babb, and son Chuck Savage. Piper Morley Funeral Home, 253-472-3353.




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George enjoyed spending time with his family, playing card games, drinking beer, eating ice cream and frequently buying lottery tickets although not necessarily in that order. After the passing of Jeanette, his loving wife of 60-plus years, George moved to the Tri-Cities in 2004 to be with his granddaughters (Donna Havens and Diana Woollum). George is survived by his son, Lawrence Gottler; his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette, daughter Arletta Eliasz and granddaughter Deborah Conteh.




George Willett Palmer April 10, 1932 ~ March 9, 2011 Born to Edmund and Mary Ellen Palmer in Tacoma, Washington. Moved to Eatonville in 1945. A graduate of Eatonville High School (1950), Highline Community College and Eastern Washington University (1968). He was a school bus driver, a freight truck driver and later went into logging and land development. He was a longtime member of the Ohop Grange, Eatonville Lions, the Masons, Scottish Rite and the Afifi Shrine. Survived by his wife Geneal, daughter Elizabeth Dompier (Chad), son Darin Palmer (Abby) and another son David Palmer (Emily), sisters Margaret Bodenhorn, Lida Clark, Florence Bond (Oliver) and brother Glenn Palmer (Donna), grandchildren Blake and Keegan Dompier, Leon and Eleanore Palmer and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Edmund. Graveside services will be held at the Eatonville Cemetery March 18th at 1:00pm followed by a memorial service at the Eatonville Methodist Church at 2:00pm. The family suggests memorials to the Eatonville Lions Club, Shriners Hospitals, the




Georgia was a supervisor for the Salvation Army in McDonough, GA. She recently moved to the Tri-City area to be closer to her children., She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie, Tami and Heather; sons, Eric and Kelly; sister, Glenda, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Georgia's parents, Bonnie and Clyde Ousley; brother, Petey; and her partner Hal Andress preceded her in death., A memorial service will be on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 706 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA.




Gregory Bruce GASSER May 25, 1956 ~ March 10, 2011 After a valiant battle with Crohn's Disease and finally cancer, Greg passed away at Highline Medical Center, Burien, WA, with resolve saying, "I am at peace and everything is in the Lord's hands." Born at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, to Karla Margaret Templin Gasser and Colonel Clyde Daniel Gasser, Greg joined four older siblings. He was nicknamed "Sput" by his father who was involved with the US Space Program and chose this name after the Russian launch of Sputnik. A graduate of Highline High School, Burien, WA, in 1975, Greg studied world history, governments, coin collecting, and culinary arts. He loved bicycling, wilderness camping and was knowledgeable about survival techniques, weather, and forestry. He toured Europe and Greece several times as well as re- turning to places he'd lived in his youth. He was employed by Host Intn'l at Sea Tac and later by Skyway Courier where he travelled throughout Western WA for many years. As a longtime member of Church of Agape, Renton, WA, he enjoyed the fellowship and support of this community very much. Greg is survived by his sisters Jacqueline S Gasser, SF, CA, Theresa A Gasser, Des Moines, WA, Diane D Gasser Powell Blade (James), Tacoma, WA, and brother Daniel H Gasser, Des Moines, WA. In loving memory of our brother, donations can be made in Greg's name to Highline Medical Center, their Cancer Center, and their Hospice Department. The family extends their gratitude and thanks to everyone who cared for Greg and for the comfort and support given to the family.



Gene A. Luke

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeWAPATO - Gene A. Luke (72) of Toppenish passed away in Wapato on Friday March 11, 2011. He was born in Portland on April 28, 1938 to Ronald and Gladys Allen. He was raised by Earl and Ida Luke of Outlook and gr



Gerald (Jerry) Wilfred Sauve

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Heritage Funeral HomeSPOKANE VALLEY - Gerald Wilfred Sauve, born to Isidore and Celestine Sauve on Sept. 24, 1926 in Yakima, WA, was called home to be with our Lord on March 14, 2011 at his home in Spokane Valley, WA, surroun



Glenn Edward Stanley

Glenn Edward STANLEY Glenn Stanley died March 2nd, 2011 in Bellevue, Washington. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, November 13, 1922, to Elizabeth and Glenn Stanley. Glenn was a retired insurance professional. He had a passion for the arts, classical music (especially opera), and classic literature. He achieved Life Master in bridge, and will be most remembered for the hundreds of lives he touched as a teacher and mentor of literacy and ESL classes in Bellevue. He is survived by his sister, Gail Smith, of Florissant, Missouri, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and their descendants. He was preceded in death by his sisters Faye Holland and Lillian Biggerstaff. At Glenn's request, there will be no memorial service. The family requests no flowers, but remembrances may be sent to Hopelink in Bellevue.




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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.



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Hallie Estle Wickenhagen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:00 PM 

Hallie Estle Wickenhagen passed away at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA on February 28, 2011, after a long battle with Kidney Disease. He was born in Jerico Springs, MO on February 22, 1942, to Henry Daniel Wickenhagen and Ella M. Culber Wickenhagen. He married Geraldine Duranceau in 1962; then later married Jonell Doud in 1974.



Harold Martin Crymes

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

July 12, 1919 - March 9, 2011 Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima YAKIMA - Harold Martin Crymes, age 91, passed March 9th, 2011 in Yakima, Washington after a brief illness, with his daughter Connie Swan of Yakima at hi



Harry Hartman Haney, Sr.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00 PM 

Harry Hartman Haney Sr., age 92, logger, author and historian of Oroville, WA, was delivered into the world by his mid-wife grandmother in a log cabin on July 10, 1918, in the township of Rat Root, MN. The Haney Homestead was so remote, education necessitated Harry board-out with a family, near the one-room grades 1-8 school.



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.



Helen Chase

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:38 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

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Helen Irene Lade

Helen Irene Lade (nee Sprout) age 92 of Bellingham, died on March 15, 2011. Born in Wilsall, Montana, Mrs. Lade was a 35-year resident of Sumas and taught first-grade for nearly 42 years - first in Whitefish, Montana, followed by 35 years for the Lynden Public School District. An enthusiastic duplicate bridge player, avid sports fan and political news devotee, she played piano in the Clearbrook Connection Dixieland Jazz Band for nearly 30 years. Preceding her were her husband, Owen Merritt Lade; her mother and father; and three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by daughter Susan Fredrikson of Battleground, Washington; son Michael Lade of Bellingham; daughter Wendy Merritt of Culver City, California; four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. You may share memories with the family at



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Howard J. Fulbright

Passed away on March 14, 2011, at Spokane Valley Hospital at the age of 96. He was born to Samuel and Dora Fulbright on July 17, 1914 in St. Edwards, Nebraska, one of nine children, Howard served with the, during, era. As a long time resident of the Spokane area, he worked for the City of Spokane until his retirement in 1976. Howard enjoyed gardening, fishing, hiking, traveling and playing pool with his loving wife of 27 years Louise...Howard and Louise were members of the Elks, Eagles and, in the Spokane Valley. Burial will take place at Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery. Howard had requested that no services be held. He is survived by his wife Louise, his nieces Mary Haggerty, Lindsey, MT., Sharon Sherrill, Grand Junction, CO., Margaret Fulbright, Clifton, CO., and nephew Jess Fulbright Jr., Nucia, CO., step daughter Tracey Schultz, plus Maxine, Marlene, Maureen, Marilyn Adelaide, and Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his first wife Irene. Special thanks to Gloria, Beverly, Sasha, Sandy, Cameron and Lorie, the very loving caregivers of Churchill's Adult Family Home where he resided with his wife Louise for the past several years. Also thanks to Sam and Carol Burke and family from Northport, WA., who were a very special family to Howard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Spokane Guilds School & Neuromuscular Center 2118 W. Garland Ave. Spokane, WA., 99205.



Hugh "Hani" MacPherson

Hugh MacPherson, 64, of Gold Bar, WA passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 8, 2011., Our "Gentle Giant with a Heart of Gold" will be missed and we ask that friends join his family in a service to honor his memory., Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 19th at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 9209 State Ave, Marysville, WA.



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....




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Joan ROBINSON Joan passed away March 7, 2011 at Evergreen Hospice. Born in Sunderland, England April 20, 1935. Parents Jack and Evelyn Robinson. Received her RN at London Hospital. Immigrated to Canada and then came to the USA in 1966. Will be missed by her brothers and sisters and many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell March 22, 2011. Remembrances to American Cancer Society or Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland.




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Jacob Bradford DuBois

The family of Jacob Bradford DuBois, to commemorate the five years since his passing, is having a memorial service at the Lake Goodwin railroad tracks on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm. The family requests the presence of Jacob's beloved daughter, Lexidara Shayla, and her maternal grandmother, Connie at this event.



James "Larry" Scudder

James "Larry" SCUDDER Age 64. Born January 18, 1947 in Portland, OR passed away March 14, 2011 is Seattle, WA. Preceded in death by his parents Jim and Florence and his daughter Krystal. Survived by his wife of 41 years Nora, sons Rich, Andy and Matt, daughter in laws Karin and Joni, and granddaughter Emily. Services held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent on Friday March 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.



James D. Noll

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

July 27 1924 - March 10, 2011Keith & Keith Funeral HomeJames D. Noll, of Gig Harbor, Washington was born in Olympia, Washington on July 27, 1924 to Oscar E. Noll and Ruby T. Noll (Mason). He was raised in Shelton, Wa 



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Jean "Granny" Carlson

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:00 PM 

Jean "Granny" Carlson, 80, a longtime resident of Leavenworth, WA, died Sunday morning, March 13, 2011, at her home. Jean was born on March 5, 1931, to Robert and Eva Nelson in Lady Smith, WI, where she received her early education. She moved to the Leavenworth area in 1958, where she raised seven daughters, Linda, Carol, Ellen, Patty, Bonnie, Bobbie and Dottie.



Jeanne Rumbolz

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home YAKIMA - Jeanne Rumbolz, of Yakima, 88, passed away, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Crescent Health Care in Yakima. Jeanne was born November 15, 1922 in Mitchell, S.D. to Francis A. and Blanche (McGar



Jeannie Ann Dyreson

Jeannie Ann Dyreson, age 42, passed away on Friday, March 11th, 2011. She will be missed by all. Jeannie was the mother of three. Sethen, Mike, and Tequesta Dyreson. She also has a beautiful grand- daughter Vivianna. Jeannie is the daughter of Patsy Myers and Kenneth Dyreson. She has two sisters, Lynette Tafoya, Deborah Larson and a brother, Kenny Dyreson. We will miss her smile that lit up her eyes., We'll always keep our best memories with you in our hearts!



Jerry Steven McIntyre

Jerry Steven McIntyre, 62, of Monroe, WA died on February 1, 2011. Jerry was born at Monroe's Valley General Hospital to Albert and Helen McIntyre on May 7, 1948. He attended Monroe Public Schools, graduating in 1966. Jerry served honorably in the United States Army stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He married and moved to Texas in the early 1970's where he worked in a variety of oil field positions as well as security., Jerry served as a reserve deputy sheriff for Cass County Texas in the 1980's and served the state of Arkansas as a correctional officer for over ten years at the Bi-State Jail in Texarkana, Texas. Jerry married Vicki Perea on May 7, 1998. They moved back to Jerry's home town of Monroe where he served the state of Washington at the Monroe Correctional Complex as a correctional officer until he retired due to a medical condition., Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Helen; his son, Cory; and his second wife, Jessie., He leaves his loving wife, Vicki; his brothers, Mike (Florence) McIntyre, George McIntyre and Tom (Karen) McIntyre; his daughter-in-law, Heather Perea and her fiance, Blaise Ballew; his stepsons, Sam Perea and Frank Ragsdale; and his precious granddaughter, Rachel Lynn Perea, who was the light of his life; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., Jerry loved spending time with his three brothers going on fishing trips, telling great "fish stories", playing cribbage and watching football, always rooting for the Seahawks and the Huskies. Jerry will be remembered as a man who dearly loved each of his family members., A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., March 19, 2011 at the Monroe Evangelical Covenant Church, 202 S. Sam St. in Monroe with a reception following., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Monroe Fire Dept., Monroe Police Dept. or the Monroe Correctional Complex Memorial Fund.



Jessie Mable Wildes

Mable WILDES Jessie Mable Wildes was born on January 24, 1918 in Weiser, ID and died March 15, 2011 in Burien. Beloved mother of Charity (Gene) Johnson, Joyce (Dave Stephens) Beahan, Marie (Fred) Kuhnhenn and Earl (Rose) Wildes, grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 15. Funeral Service 1:00 PM Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Glendale Lutheran Church, Burien. Interment at Bayview Cemetery, Whidbey Island 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial 206-242-1787



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Joe D. Montgomery

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Joe D. Montgomery, 88, passed away peacefully at Memorial Hospital the morning of March 12, 2011, following a brief illness. Joe was born in Dayton, Washington and graduated from Dayton H



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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 R. Corning

Monday, March 14, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral Home YAKIMA - John R. Corning, 72, of Yakima died Friday at his home surrounded by people he loved. John was born November 18, 1938 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Yakima to Merna and Lowell "Jiggs" Corning. H



John W. Lee

After a valiant battle with cancer, retired Air Force colonel John W. Lee died peacefully in the company of his wife and children at Holy Family Hospital on March 13, 2011. John was born on June 1, 1937, in Austin, Texas, the son of John and Leta Faye (Ford) Lee. He married Linda Hargitt on June 3, 1960, in Austin, Texas. A pilot and a career military man, John's service saw him span the globe, to include two tours of duty in Viet Nam. John received numerous awards during his military service, such as the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Meritorious Service Medal. John's lifelong commitment to learning led him to obtain a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the, , a Master of Science in Education degree from, Troy State University, and a Master of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University. He later taught English grammar at Kinman Business University, volunteered for the Friends of the Library at EWU and edited their newsletter, and co-wrote and edited technical publications. John was an accomplished man whose life centered on family and fellowship. He strove for excellence in thought, duty, and deed. He could fix just about anything, and he was often called upon for his advice. Survivors are his wife, Linda; daughter Terry of Seattle, Wash; daughter Vicki and her husband Mike of Fountain Hills, Ariz; daughter Laura of Spokane, Wash; son Christopher of Seattle, Wash; daughter Nicole and her husband Kelly of Spokane, Wash; five grandchildren, Kristin, Keegan, Kelsey, Cailee, and Kourtney; and sister, Pat of Midway, Tex. "John, Dad, Poppa, Uncle Johnny, Colonel Lee-we miss you more than words can say. But we'll see you on the other side." A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Heritage Funeral Home from 10am to 5 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA, 99210.



John William Day

Was born on January 14, 1947 and passed away on March 10, 2011 at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Linda, stepchildren and grandchildren. John worked for the city for 21 years as an offset press operator. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 1 pm at Minnehaha Covenant Church, 4005 E Marietta, Spokane, WA. Please go to, for further information.



Juanita (Anita) Yearout

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima YAKIMA - With her family at her bedside, God picked His best flower from His garden and added Anita to His beautiful bouquet in Heaven. Anita was born on August 21, 1930 to Blaine and Nola Underwo 



Judy Lee Trammell

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - With her family at her side, Judy Lee Trammell made her triumphant entry into heaven on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was born February 17, 19




Julia G. BUDNICK Julia was born February 24, 1917 in Seattle, WA. She died March 9, 2011 in Des Moines, WA at the age of94. Julia is survived by her daughters, Katherine Goucher and Helen (Darrel) Schafer, 5 grandchildren,8 great-grandchildren, a sister, Virginia Hamar, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Abe of 53 years and sister Alice Lechner. Services will be held Sunday, March 20th at 11:30am at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to your favorite charity. Please sign the online memorial at



Kasiana Harisiades Brannian

Kasiana Harisiades BRANNIAN Kasiana was born on March13, 1921 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Greek immigrants Evangelos and Demetra Harisiades. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1937. After graduating from high school, she went to work for Western Electric as a secretary where she eventually met an engineer and former marine from Bellingham, Washington, James D. Brannian. They married in 1956, and, after two years of living in Manhattan, they relocated to Spokane, Washington. In Spokane, they had two sons, adopted a dog, and immersed themselves in the Greek community, making many life-long friends. They later moved to Vancouver (Washington), Newport Hills, and finally to Mercer Island in 1972; their circle of friends growing wider with each new city. After raising her children, Kasiana returned to work at Pacific Northwest Bell in 1980 and retired in 1986. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption and a past member of the Philoptocos society. Kasiana's early years were filled with adversity. Her mother passed when she was just 12, the loss of the family business during the Depression precipitated the move to New York, and her father passed when she was 17. Out of such trying circumstances, a beautiful and gentle soul emerged. Kasiana will be remembered by those who knew her for her grace, her kindness, her bountiful table, and her prodigious talent in the kitchen. She brightened our lives with her love and for that we will be eternally grateful. She was a charming hostess, a faithful friend, and a loving wife and mother. Kasiana passed away peacefully at home in her husband's arms on Monday, March 7, 2011 from complications of Diabetes after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was preceded in death by her beloved brothers Spiro, Alkibiades, and Menelaos, and by her beloved sister Amalia. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years James D Brannian, son James B Brannian of Seattle, son Mark D Brannian and daughter-in-law Deanna of Portland, Oregon; as well as a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family wishes to express our gratitude to Kasiana's caregiver, Helena L. Fakatou, and to her alternate, Korina S. Vakauta. Their advice and expert care enabled us to keep Kasiana at home throughout her long illness. Kasiana's sons are especially thankful for the companionship that they provided for our father. Viewing, Friday, March 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a Trisagion service at 6:00 p.m., all at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, 1732 Broadway, Seattle. Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Avenue, Seattle. Burial, Evergreen Washelli Cemetery. Flowers are welcome, however, if preferred, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Diabetes Association . Sign Kasiana's on-line Guest Book at



Kenneth A. Lindsay

Kenny Lindsay, born on July 20, 1935, passed away Saturday March 5, 2011, after a long illness., He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Norma Lindsay; his children, Kirk (Traci) Lindsay of Stanwood and Lisa (Roger) Morgan of Cody, WY. He also leaves behind his step-children, Julie (Brad) Ogle, Tracie (Mike) Leavitt, Owen Zodrow and Eric Zodrow. Between all of his children, he was a grandfather of eight and a great-grandfather of seven., A memorial gathering will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W. Lynnwood, WA 98037., He will be laid to rest at a private ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.



Kevin Joel VanDyk

Kevin Joel VanDyk passed away Sunday March 13th. Born March 29th 1960 in Bellingham, Kevin graduated 1978 from Meridian High School where he played football, wrestled and was Home Coming King his senior year. Kevin worked at Rauch Dairy Farm , also as a security guard and for various concrete contractors as a finisher until his health issues took over. Kevin lived in the Starry Road neighborhood most of his life until recently moving to Bellingham. Preceded in death by his mother Adele, he is survived by his father Jack, sister Janine (Mike) Bergeron, brother Don, nephew Chase and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and special friends Loretta, Lisa , Terry, John and the Harkness family, his best friends who helped him through life's course. Kevin was a friend to all and especially enjoyed children and his animals. Little Brother the pain and suffering is over and now you can Rest. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the




Leslie Raymond Rieckers, age 70, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on March 13, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon., He was born on December 4, 1940 to Frank and Beth (Mitchell) Rieckers in Blue Creek, Washington, where he was raised., Upon graduating from Jenkins High School in Chewelah, Washington, he joined the, , serving seven years in Viet Nam. He lived throughout Asia, where he met his wife, Fe Mendoza, and they were married in the Philippines on Nov. 25, 1978. In 1983, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the Navy and settled in Sedro-Woolley. He was an avid fisherman and hunter., Leslie is survived by his wife, Fe; daughter, Lisa Rieckers; sister-in-law, Dora Lynch; nieces, Susan Niclai, Patti Comack and Kathy Phillips and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Cleo Rieckers; brother in law, Ray Lynch; nephew, Richard Rieckers, and great-nephews, Edward Rieckers and Damion Comack., A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 719 Ferry Street, Sedro-Woolley, with Father Martin Bourke presiding., Services and arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Share your memories of Leslie and sign the on-line guest register at




Linda Sue Leopard, 59, a resident of Concrete, passed away at her home on March 16, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.



Lana Florine VanBuskirk-Thayer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Lana Florine VanBuskirk- Thayer, our loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend, 54 years old, born November 28, 1956, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 at her home in Yakima.



Larry R. Carpenter

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

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



Leonard DeHoog

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Leroy "Roy" Koop

LeRoy "Roy" Koop of Vancouver, WA, went home to Jesus peacefully on Thurs., March 10, 2011 at home with his family present. Roy lost his long fought battle with brain cancer after the wonderful Hospice Group had kept him as comfortable as possible for several weeks. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on May 20, 1940 to Peter and Sally Koop. Roy went to Heaven minutes after eating an ice cream bar, what could be better than that?, Roy loved fishing, hunting, water skiing, (when he was younger) boating, RVing with his friends in his RV Club (RUFF-N-IT), and woodworking with his best friend, Brian Harte., Roy had a great sense of humor and loved to work more than play. He was always there for his family and friends when they needed help. Roy is survived by his wife, Jeanette; sons, Mike and Tom of Salem, OR; step-sons, Greg Theer of Puyallup, WA, Casey Theer of Vancouver; mother-in-law, Betty Huss of Vancouver; sisters, Betty Dalke of Auburn, WA and Dorothy Phillips of Dallas, OR., A memorial service will be held at Living Hope Church, 1702 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662, 1:00 p.m., Sat., March 19, 2011., Please sign Roy's guest book at:



Lois J. Grouns

A memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 18 at Bible Baptist Church, 805 W Casino Rd, Everett, WA 98204, where Lois was a member for over 40 years., She is survived by her sons, Donald Wayne Jr. (Cheryl), Michael (Jennifer), and Len; daughter, Susan Forbes; her grandchildren, Mike Maddy (Pepper), Bryan Grouns, Chris Forbes, Nathan Grouns (Erica), Kile Forbes and Hillary Yo (Mark); and great-grandchildren, Ryan Maddy, Andrea Forbes, Kaileigh Forbes, Jennessa Forbes, a Grouns baby coming soon and a Yo baby on the way. She also has living brothers, Paul and Clyde Donovan; and sisters, Stella Cheek, Eileen Nass and Mamie Johnson., A Special thanks to Hospice South Team for making it possible for her to remain at home., Please send donations to the Lois Grouns Memorial Fund at Bible Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.



Lyla Kay Gintz

On December 19, 2009, God blessed us with our beautiful baby girl, Lyla Kay Gintz. She was our dream come true. Only 14 short months later, on March 14, 2011, she went home to be with Jesus and is now sitting on his lap wrapped in his loving arms. From the moment she was born she was an absolute joy to all who were around her. She blessed us with her sweet personality and contagious smile. She loved to play with her dollies, read books, dance to music, and tag along with her big brother. Landon loved his little sissy and did everything with her. He was very protective of her and always made her laugh. Everyone who knew Lyla knew she loved to eat! She was smart, a little tease and quite the spit-fire! She was Mommy's little cuddle bug and Daddy's little princess. Lyla is survived by her mom and dad, Jason and Mandy Gintz (Cheney), one brother Landon, Grandparents Bob and Sue Beck (Post Falls) and Doug and Candy Gintz (Spokane), Great-Grandparents Bill and Lib Bailey (Spokane), Joan Gintz (Spokane) and Margaret Forbes (McCabe, MT) and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A funeral to celebrate her precious life will be held Saturday March 19, 2011 at 10:00 am at Northview Bible Church (13521 N. Mill Rd.). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.



Lynn (Topper) Sterns

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Lynn (Topper) Sterns was born February 7, 1940 and passed away on March 6, 2011 in Riverside, CA. While gone from us too soon we are thankful he is now at peace and once again joining his parents and siblings. He will be remembered by his lovi 




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She was born September 22, 1923, to Fletcher and Myrtle (Jackson) Robeson at St. John, Washington., Maxine was raised in St. John and Chewelah, Washington, graduating from Jenkins High in Chewelah., Maxine and Richard R. Chapman married on December 5, 1943, when Dick was active in the Coast Guard. They soon moved from Astoria, Oregon, to Turner, Oregon, then on to Spokane, Washington, in 1954, where they began a successful career in the independent grocery business. While in Spokane, they enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their cabin on the Spokane River in Post Falls, Idaho., After retiring in 1969, they traveled widely and built a home at Klipsan Beach, Washington. Later they returned to Spokane and enjoyed a summer home at Priest Lake, Idaho., Richard passed in 2000 and in 2002 Maxine moved to 'The Manor at Canyon Lakes' in Kennewick, Washington, where she found wonderful new friends and shared many great times., She is survived by son, Richard (Judy) Chapman of Sherwood, Oregon; daughters, Patricia (Peter) Olmstead of Grandview, Washington; and Beverly (Steve) Ruark of Selah, Washington; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.




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Mae Battle

Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

June 28, 1925 - March 5, 2011 



Margaret E. Foster

FOSTER, Margaret E., Passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. Margaret was born and raised in Spokane. She was an avid reader until she developed Macular Degeneration. Margaret also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, word puzzles and visiting with friends. She and John liked traveling and she especially enjoyed her two trips to Hawaii. Margaret retired after 33 years with Pacific Northwest Bell starting as an operator and working her way up. She was loved and will be missed. Margaret is survived by her daughters Sheila Rushby and Kathleen Pfeifer; a brother Charles Weeks;, seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands Virgil Henson and John Foster. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane 121 S. Arthur 99202., Funeral service will be Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at Riverside Memorial Park 211 N. Government Way. Please sign Margaret's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been, entrusted to:



Marian "Granny" Salo

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Marion E. Collins

Passed away March 13, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Survivors include her son, Randal Collins; daughters, Elaine Howard and Marcia Martin; sixteen grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband C.B. Collins, Jr. in 1980 and her daughter Karen Parks. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 17 at 2:00 pm at CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1632 W. 1ST ST., CHENEY, WA .



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.



Mark Henderson

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Maude Grace Casteel

CASTEEL, Maude Grace, A very longtime resident of Clayton, Washington, pass-ed away on Monday, March 14, 2011. She is the loving mother of Patsy Ooms, Verna Landy, and Kathleen Davis of Spokane, Washing-ton, and Dennis Casteel of Portland, Oregon. She enjoy-ed sixteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Walter Casteel, passed away in 1962, and her son, Dale Casteel, passed away in 1989. Born in 1913 in Oklahoma, Maude, Walter, and their family came to their ranch near Clayton in 1946. She was a homemaker and had attended the Church of Christ in the Wildwoods. Graveside services and interment will be at 2:30 P.M., Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Woodland Cemetery in Deer Park with Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Berg officiating. Mrs. Casteel had a love for animals so her family asked that memorial contributions be made to Spokane Humane Society, P.O. Box 6247, Spokane, WA 99217-6247.



Michael T. Coogan

Michael Thomas "Mike" Coogan, age 63, was born October 3, 1947, in Elkhorn, WI. He graduated from high school in 1965 in Lake City, MN, & served in the



Mildred Low

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Mrs. Joseph H. (Mildred) Low, 88, of Yakima died Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at the home of her son, Frederick P. Low. Mildred was born December 29, 1922, in Selah, the daughter of Manuel and Mildred Stone Lyon. In 1



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., 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.



OBITUARY: Arlene (Watts) Wallace

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Arlene (Watts) Wallace passed away peacefully Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls, Mont., following a six-month illness. Arlene, born Margarete Arlene Deobald, arrived April 15, 1922, in Kendrick, the eldest of five children born to Edwin Albert and Anna Becker Deobald.Her childhood was spent in Kendrick, where she graduated in 1939 as [...]



OBITUARY: Boyd Beeson

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Funeral services for Boyd Beeson, age 94, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash. Pastor Cory Laughary of the Palouse Federated Church and the Scottish Rite Rose Croix Funeral Team will participate at the service. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse. Mr. Beeson, a lifelong area farmer, passed [...]



OBITUARY: Carol R. Childers

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Carol Ruth McCurry Childers, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston of respiratory disease. Carol was born Oct. 25, 1931, to Thomas Jesse and Ruth Messer McCurry on a ranch near Ballantine, Mont. In 1938, the family of six moved to Lewiston, where a brother joined the family. She received her education [...]



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: 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: Helen L. Mattoon

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:00 AM 

Helen Louise Mattoon of Lewiston went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 86 years old.Helen was born June 20, 1924, at Lapwai, Idaho, to Perry A. and Carrie Goldner Mattoon. She attended Kendrick High School and graduated in 1943. She spent most of her [...]



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: Madelane P. Christensen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:00 AM 

Madelane P. Christensen, 71, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2011. She was born to Samuel and Meriden Hatch on June 9, 1939, in Barre, Vt. Madelane graduated from Spalding High School in 1957, and received her LPN from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1975.Madelane was blessed with eight children, which included two [...]



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 [...]



OBITUARY: Zita G. Welle Reisenauer

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Zita G. Welle Reisenauer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at her daughter Pauline's home in Lewiston where she resided for the last seven years. She was 97.Zita was born June 23, 1913, at Uniontown, Wash., to John J. and Agnes Fuchs Welle. Her father, John Welle, owned a hardware, harness and shoe repair shop along [...]




Opal I. Falkner-Davis, 91, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon., She was born on May 23, 1919 in Appanoose County, Iowa, the daughter of Orville & Siotha (Turner) Houser., She moved to Washington and Skagit County in 1937., Opal was united in marriage to Floyd L. Falkner in 1941 in Mount Vernon. After living at Mount Vernon, Arlington, and Ellensburg, they settled in Clear Lake in 1946. He preceded her in death in February of 1962., Opal worked for several years as a seamstress and baby sitter. She then married Leo H. Davis in 1969 and he preceded her in death in September of 1981., Opal was a long time member of Community Covenant Church, serving as deaconess, treasurer and secretary of the church board. She was also a member of Covenant Women, serving as membership chairman, mission's chairman, and treasurer of that organization., Besides the welfare of her family, she was dedicated to designing and making banners for her church sanctuary and in the making of quilts. Many of which were blue ribbon winners., She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a sister, Edna Mehroff; and two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Houser., Opal is survived by her two daughters, Marjorie Falkner of Mount Vernon and Joan Jansma of Clear Lake; two sons, Gary Falkner and his wife Sara and Duane Falkner all of Sedro-Woolley; her grandchildren, Paul Hoeft (Rosalee), David Hoeft (Carolyn), Steve Hoeft (Lynn) Joni Boyce (Keith), Jeff Jansma (Karen), James Jansma (Sonya), and Jason Falkner (Stacy); five great-grandsons; and four great-granddaughters., A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Community Covenant Church in Clear Lake on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:30AM with Pastor Tim Hedberg officiating., Private Family Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery., Memorials are suggested to the Clear Lake Community Covenant Church or a charity of your choice., Services are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Share memories of Opal and sign the online guest register at



Onoto (Noty) Rae Rader

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Noty went home to be with our Lord on March 4, 2011. She was born in Girard, Kansas on August 31, 1920. She married Thomas Mitchell in 1943. They had two daughters and lived in Kansas and Louisiana. In 1957 she moved to Seattl



Paul B. Miller Sr.

Col. Paul B. MILLER, Sr. Most loving and beloved Husband and father Paul B Miller diedat age 78, peacefully on March7, 2011, with his wife Judithby his side. Paul continually demonstrated his love and support for his family who attended to him during his final 2 weeks. Paul retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1975. He was decorated with 10 medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He further pursued a career in real estate and was a partner with his son Todd in Eastside Auto Rebuild. Paul pursued his love of art. In his youthful years he painted withoil but after his 2nd retirement he worked with watercolor, with outstanding results. His love of travel was evident in his paintings which included landscapes and architectural illustrations. He also loved genealogy, model rail-roads and history, especially the Civil War. Paul is survived by his wife, Judith, sons Paul Brent, Jr. and Todd K., his granddaughters Carissa and Tessa, and his brother Harlan and wife Nancy. Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on April 7, 2011 followed by a reception.



Paul Leroy Harmon

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home YAKIMA - Paul Leroy Harmon, 76, of Yakima, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Paul was born in 1934 to Marion and Audrey (La Force) Harmon, in



Paul Richard Baum

Paul passed away March 13, 2011 at Cornerstone Court, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 7, 1919 in Fairview, Oklahoma to Paul C. and Mamie R. Baum. The story about his birth that he was known to re-iterate from time to time, was that due to a very severe blizzard the doctor, Dr. Speck (the first female doctor to practice in that part of the country) had to travel by horse drawn sled to reach the farmhouse where he was born. His re-iteration always included the statement "that it was indeed a night to be remembered." The family moved to Carthage, Missouri where Paul started grade school. He would later graduate from high school in Sarcoxie, Missouri. During, , Paul served 38 months in the Army Air Corps as a Sgt. with the Headquarters squadron of the 4th fighter group. Thirty four months of his service was at Debden airdrome in Essex County, England. Paul worked as an office manager for 30 years for J.G. Shotwell, Inc. A Seattle based concrete aggregate company. They processed material for large concrete structures, primarily dams. They worked on projects in Arkansas, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Montana and on several major dams in the Pacific Northwest. In the mid 1970's Paul started Maaco Auto Painting in Spokane, a business he subsequently sold in 1979. Paul liked to fish, hunt and play golf and was a member of the Manito Masonic Lodge, as well as the El Katif Shrine. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Clarine, son Andrew (Brenda), their children, Gregg, and Kaitlyn and son Edward (Sandra), and their twin daughters Courtney and Cynthia. Special thanks to the loving caregivers at Cornerstone Court, Avalon Health and Rehabilitation Center, the doctors, nurses and staff at Holy Family Hospital, Horizon Hospice, Spokane County EMT's and AMR personnel who were so kind to Paul and the family. In lieu of flowers please donate in Paul's name to the Salvation Army, Horizon Hospice or Shriners Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 PM at Sunset Chapel in Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W Wellesley, Spokane, WA.



Pauline Frances (McFarland) Cushman

Pauline Frances (McFarland) Cushman, 92, of Everett, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Majestic View Elder Care Home on Camano Island, where she had lived the past year. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.



Phyllis Anne Howat

Phyllis Anne Howat was born March 16, 1926 in Seattle, WA to Philip J, McDonald and Dorthea (Swanson) McDonald. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on February 24, 2011., She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald Howat; and five sons, Don and wife, Martha, David and wife, Terilee, Jim, Jeff and wife, Su, Phil and wife, Lauri; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Anne, Nathan, Sam, Joy, Brookann, Janel, Kelsey, Emily, Jaime and Jake; nine great-grandchildren, Darby, Chase, Donovan, Ian, Phoebe, Holden, Donald, Henry and Madeleine; sister, Marion Herrity; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dearest friend, Unni Herne., Phyllis met Don Howat in Seattle and they were married on December 12, 1947. They lived in the greater Seattle area before retiring and moving to Sequim, WA., Phyllis grew up in Seattle and was a talented piano player who played as a young soloist with The Seattle Symphony. Swimming was a life long pleasure and she enjoyed swimming in waters all around the world, most recently at SARC where she adored her walking lane partners and locker room ladies. She worked for the YMCA teaching swimming and later with the Seattle School District as a Special Educator, referred to as "Teacher Phyllis." She treated every child as her own and everyone loved her for her genuine care and compassion., She excelled in any endeavor she pursued and was a consummate artist who expressed herself with her music and sewing. She was a supporter of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera for many years, attending concerts and opera's with her friend Unni and family. Phyllis had a passion for quilting and met many good friends through the Sun Bonnet Sue quilting group. She leaves her family with many beautiful reminders of her skills. Phyllis was an avid card player and looked forward to her card ladies who played Pinochle and Canasta on a regular basis., Her Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., March 19, 2011 at the Faith Lutheran Church, 382 W. Cedar Street in Sequim., In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. 8th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.



Plouse, Beulah Pauline (Pless)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Beulah Pauline (Pless) Plouse passed away at her Easton home on March 5, 2011 with family members in attendance.   Born October 4, 1911 ..... 




Robert Henry Minkler, an 86-year-old resident of Sedro Woolley, passed March 15th, 2011 at The Mountain Glen Retirement. His family wants to sincerely thank the staff at Life Care of Skagit Valley, Mountain Glen Retirement and Skagit Valley Hospice for the attentive care, patience and support., Bob was born in Montesano, Washington on January 23, 1925, third son with a younger sister of "C.V." and Dorothea (Harm) Minker., When he was not yet 18 years old he enlisted into the US Navy. He served in in, , Vietnam and Korean Wars. He was very proud of his 30-year Naval service retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in Oak Harbor Washington. His military career brought him to many places around the world and The United States., He met the mother of his two children in the Philippines and raised them in California, Hawaii then Oak Harbor, Washington., In retirement he moved to Sedro-Woolley and married his long time girlfriend, Annette Swanson Iverson, now married a few days short of 35 years., Bob was a dedicated family man. He loved to cook, read and work crossword puzzles. He kept himself busy delivering flowers for his stepson's business and shopping for needed grocery items to try a new recipe. He also loved to bake and deliver cookies to friends and family. He was a very intelligent man and always thrived to learn more. He was constantly reading even up until his last moments with us. He was sure to submit his reader's digest sweepstakes and his tax return even while feeling very weak and ill., He is survived by his wife, Annette Minkler of Sedro Woolley; daughters, Dorothy Lubey and Jim Wood of San Diego, CA, Chris Strand and Ron of Woodinville; stepsons, Gary Iverson and Barb of Beaverton, OR, Mark Iverson of Mount Vernon, Jay Iverson and Jean of Palouse; grandchildren, Matt Brasseau and Jenny, Erin Brasseau, Alyssa Lubey, Noah Lubey of San Diego, CA, Chelsey Guay, Lindsey Guay of Woodinville, Kelly Mumford and Jim of Beaverton, OR, Chad Iverson, of Beaverton, OR, Matthew Iverson and Heidi of Coupeville, Kari Lee and Chip of Bellingham, Mimi Johnson and Scott of Coupeville, Jenny Iverson of Seattle, Nels Iverson of New Mexico, Anna Iverson of Palouse; and siblings, Delbert Minkler and Gladys of Grass Valley, CA, Marie Stillman of Puyallup; and 8 great-grandchildren., He is preceded in death by stepson, Gail Iverson of Coupeville; and brother, Alvin Minkler of Youngstown, OH., Memorials may be made to the Gail E. Iverson "Circle of Friends" in care of Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation., Services to be held at Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 East College Way, Mount Vernon, at 1:00 Sunday, March 20, 2011., Please share your thoughts of Bob and sign the online guest register at



Ralph Leslie Holt

HOLT, Ralph Leslie, 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 loving 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 grandsons Aidan John Holt and Matthew Ralph Holt. Ralph attended Jackson High School in Jackson, California and graduated from the, 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 Catholic Charities of Spokane, PO Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210., A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel.



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Ray Lee Brown

Ray Lee Brown, a longtime resident of Snohomish, WA passed away peacefully on March 13, 2011 surrounded by his family. Heaven will never be the same after Ray has joined his hunting buddies., Ray was born in Twin Falls, ID in 1929 to Claude and Mazie Brown. It was there that Ray met and married his wife of over 61 years, Jeanette. Out of high school Ray started working for the Hunter Produce Company, delivering produce to the Magic Valley area in Twin Falls. Ray and Jeanette moved to Kelso, WA in 1951 where Ray worked for the Weyerhaeuser Kraft Pulp mill. In 1953 Ray and Jeanette relocated to Snohomish; there he helped start the Everett Weyerhaeuser Kraft Pulp mill. In 1956 Ray and Jeanette made their final move to the beloved "Brown's Hotel" in the Swans Trail neighborhood of Snohomish. Ray was a wonderful father to all the neighborhood kids who would gather nightly in the shop to discuss the trials of the day. Ray would listen and offer advice but never judge. Ray was a great friend to all., Ray was an active 4H leader for the Swans Trail 4H club in Beef and Motorcycle. Ray was active in the community as a commissioner for the Swans Trail Water District. He was also a fire commissioner for Snohomish Fire District 4 from 1968-2003. Ray took a lot of pride in his fire district work. He worked tirelessly to provide the necessary education, equipment and facilities that the fire district needed to provide service to the residents. Ray retired from Fog-Tite Meter Seal in 1995 to begin his second career as a consultant to his son Brian's farming operation; a thankless position with no pay and benefits. But Ray was always knee deep in whatever project was ongoing. Ray loved fishing and hunting. He would spend hours helping prepare for the humpy salmon season and countless hours fishing next to his friends and family. Never caring whether he caught a fish or not, but always having the net ready to land the big catch. Ray was a devoted husband, father and grandfather., Ray is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; sister, Gladwin Theener of Twin Falls, ID; son, Dwaine (Chris) of Seguin, TX; daughter, Kathrain Brown of Snohomish; son, Brian (Nancy) of Snohomish; grandchildren, Cori and John Brown, Aidan (Eric) Diaz and Xiang Min Li; great-grandson, Adam Diaz; and numerous nieces and nephews., The family would like to thank the fifth-floor nursing staff at Providence Hospital for all their compassion and caring along with Dr. Emily Huang and the Puget Sound Kidney Center., A celebration of Ray's life will be on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5511 64th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Puget Sound Kidney Center, the Autism Society at, or Snohomish Fire District 4.



Richard (Dick) Michael Gosney

Sunday, March 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

ROSEBURG, OR - On Saturday, March 5, 2011 Richard (Dick) Michael Gosney completed this life's journey in Roseburg, Oregon and moved on to his next adventure. He was born in Spokane, Washington in 1943 to Richard M and Mary Le



Richard Charles Fleming

Richard Charles FLEMING Richard C. Fleming was born in Seattle, WA on 7/6/1930 and passed away 2/15/2011 in Green Valley, AZ. Dick was a car enthusiast! Always tinkering on cars, he lived at the junk yard! He worked at PACCar as a draftsmen for 10 years and also worked as a draftsmen for the Boeing Company for over 25 years and retired from there in 1995. He could play solitaire, watch TV and read Hot Rod Magazines all at the same time and be able to tell what was happening with each if asked. He is survived by his wife, Arlene of 55 years. He left behind 3 sons, Richard (Cara) Fleming, Ron (Lynn) Fleming, Kevin Fleming. Keeping in the Fleming tradition of having only boys, he is also survived by grandsons, Ryan, Jared, Zachary, Cameron, and Austin Fleming and Great Grandson, Kyle, son of Zachary.



Robert James Eagle

Jim was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 4, 1943 and moved to Cranbrook when he was 4 years old. Here he developed a passion for hockey. He played on both the Midget and Juvenile Provincial Championship Teams. His success in Cranbrook elevated him to the Edmonton Oil Kings where he won a Memorial Cup in 1963. Following his junior hockey in Edmonton, Jim moved on to the University of Denver where he played for the Pioneers and graduated with a commerce degree. After university, he moved on to professional hockey in San Diego where he played for several years with the "Gulls" in the Western Hockey League. With pro-hockey behind him and living in Spokane, he entered the restaurant business. They opened the first "Chapter Eleven" in 1972. He and his partner Jim Becker expanded to 13 restaurants across the state of Washington. While growing and expanding the business, Jim moved to the "Farm" in Yakima where he found his passion for thoroughbred race horses. Jim spent the last five years in Cranbrook and continued to be involved in hockey as a scout for the Vancouver Canucks., Jim passed away on March 10, 2011. He was predeceased by his father Bob in 1993 and his mother Hazel in 2008., Upon Jim's request, there will be no service. A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date., Arrangements entrusted to MCPHERSON FUNERAL SERVICE. Condolences for the family can be offered at:



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 L. McCaslin

Passed away on March 13, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 27, 2011 at University High School, 12420 E 32nd Ave. Spokane Valley WA, 99216. 



Robert Lewis

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

June 21, 1912 -March 11, 2011 



Rolland Anibal Heiser

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Rolland (Rolly) was born in Waverly, Iowa, July 31, 1921 to Henry Frank Heiser and Leona Anibal Heiser and passed away at Memorial Hospital, Yakima, WA on March 10th, 2011. Rolly



Ross L. Larson

Lost his long battle with lung cancer, he fought hard but grew weary and couldn't stay any longer. While Ross lived in Puyallup, WA he raised, trained and showed Hackney and Shetland ponies. He also was a carpet layer in Union #1238 in Seattle, WA owning his own carpet business "Finn & Larson". Later he became the business manager of the union, retiring after 13 years. He moved to Spokane in 1989 and bought Mountain Man Nut & Fruit in the early 1990s. He loved to hunt, fish and build things. His cabin on the Naches River was also very special, as was his Shih Tzu, Molly. Ross was preceded in death by his mother, father, two sisters, step-daughter and step-son. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Karlyn Larson; daughters Chris (Mike) Miller and Theresa (Paul) Bowler; eight grandchildren; brother Chester Larson; cousin Chandler (Dona) Larson; three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. A celebration of Ross' life will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA.



Ruth E. Moen

Ruth went to be with the Lord after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born November 15, 1934 in Janesville, Wisconsin. Ruth was the middle daughter of six children, born to Jacob and Laura Vorrath (Emmert). The family moved to Yakima where she graduated from Yakima Senior High School in 1952. Ruth married Ernie Moen in 1953, and together they had four children: Mark, Laura, Chriss and Todd. After living in Seattle for a time, she moved to Spokane where she lived for 46 years. Ruth retired from Associated Credit Service in 2006 after more than 20 years of service., Ruth loved traveling; she had many adventures throughout the US, Europe, and Central America. She had a passion for sewing and created many beautiful works until her illness prevented her from continuing. Ruth devoted herself to her children, six grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter. Ruth was always happiest when she was with her children and grandchildren., Ruth is preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her children: Mark Moen, Laura McBroom, Chriss Moen, Todd Moen, grandchildren Kyle and Emily McBroom, Tyler and Taylor Moen, Ryan Ridnour, Cory Ann Moen, great granddaughter Renae Moen, sisters Nancy Herrell, Margaret Coffer, Katie Hosman and Barbara Rockne., Throughout her battle, she was surrounded by the love and support of her family. Ruth's strength, independence, and courage were an inspiration to all that knew her. Services will be private. Arrangements by Autumn Funerals, Cremation and Burial.



Ruth Lita Keilland de Bough

Ruth Lita Kielland de BOUGH AKA Lita de Bough Zimmerman 14 March 1914 ~ 19 March 2010 She called herself by her nickname Lita. Born in Trondheim Norway as Ruth Buschmann Kielland by her parents Alfred Kielland and Sophie J. Buschmann Kielland of the Peter T. Buschmann family. Lita was the youngest of three children. Her two older brothers Alfred and Leif are deceased. Lita died last year, at age 94 in her apartment in the presence of her family at the Four Freedoms House of Seattle where she had enjoyed her residence since 1993. Lita is survived by her three sons Leif & Erik Abrahamson and Robert W. Kroener Jr. and her husband Volker Zimmermann. Lita was cremated March 2010 at the Peoples Memorial Funeral Coopera tive of Seattle. A celebration for Lita will be held Sat urday 19 March 2011, 12PM-2PM at the Four Freedoms House of Seattle. 747 N 135th St. Seattle 98133 See full obituary at Remembrances can be sent to Provi dence Hospice of Seattle Foundation, 425 Pontius Ave N STE 300, Seattle, WA 98109-9724.




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Sandra Anne (Patten) Brooks

Sandra BROOKS Sandy was born on 6/26/1955 in Abingdon, PA. She died at home in Renton, WA, on 3/12/2011 after a 7½ year battle fighting breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Jim Patten; her daughter, Brook Patten and partner Shawn Cogan; her son Justin Patten and partner Jessica Duncan; her brother Bruce Brooks and wife Joan; several nephews and nieces and many loyal extended family members and friends.The memorial service will be on Saturday, March 19th at 1:00 p.m at Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, WA. Memorial contributions may be sent to Newport Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.



Sandra Jean Fuchs

FUCHS, Sandra Jean, Passed away March 12, 2011. She was 49 years old. She was born October 13, 1961 in Billings, Montana. She attended various schools as she was growing up. She graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1981. After graduation she attended Vo-Tech school. After completing her courses there she worked for the Sheridan Hotel as a prep cook. After she left the hotel she worked at American Linen Company until she was forced to retire because of her Multiple Sclerosis., She moved to Spokane, WA to live with her sister, in October 2005. She lived with her sister until February of 2007 when she moved into Franklin Hills Nursing home. That became her permanent home and she loved all the staff, nurses and nurses aides. Sandy was a friend to everyone in the nursing home. She enjoyed playing bingo, talking football, go "Seahawks" and going to the Spokane Fair., Sandy joins her mother, father, three brothers and two nephews in Heaven. We love you and will miss you Sandy., I would like to thank Franklin Hills for all their love and support for my sister, Sandy. All of you are very special to me.



Sheri Pardi

Sheri PARDI Sheryl (Sheri) Jean Biehl Pardi, 46 of Redmond, Washington, passed away on March 13, 2011. Sheri was born November 12, 1964 to Robert Eugene Biehl and Margaret (Peggy) Rose White Biehl in Ketchikan Alaska. Sheri is survived by her husband Tony Vincent Pardi, her children Miranda Renee and Matthew Vincent Pardi, her mother Peggy Biehl Beers, her sister Kelly Allyn and a large extended family. Sheri is predeceased by her father Robert Biehl and her sister Barbara Biehl Bates. After graduating from Interlake High School in Bellevue WA, Sheri began a career in banking, starting out as a teller. Her career in banking ended in mortgage lending as a loan processor. After banking she started her dream job by becoming a mom. Sheri loved being a mother and everything that went with it. Sheri spent countless hours actively supporting her children in all of their activities. When her daughter's soccer team needed a coach, Sheri volunteered even though she knew very little about the sport. In addition to coaching, Sheri also volunteered as a referee. She spent countless hours volunteering at the schools on Education Hill from elementary to high school. That was in essence, Sheri. If someone needed something, she was there to lend a helping hand. Friends and neighbors always sought her counsel. They knew they would get sound practical advice. Sheri volunteered for several years in many positions for Redmond West Little League. When not helping out behind the scenes, Sheri could be found behind the backstop at home plate in her chair with a scorebook in hand. She was an accomplished seamstress, but she loved designing and creating costumes for theater even more. She was the Costume Designer for Second Story Repertory Theatre for about five years. She also created costumes for other local theaters as well as the drama programs for Redmond Junior High and Redmond High School. It was no surprise that her favorite holiday was Halloween. Sheri's friends and neighbors knew her as a caring person that would do anything for anyone in need. She never said no and she hardly ever accepted a no when offering to help. While battling health issues for the last three years, her biggest concern was not for herself but the fact that she could not do more for others. Sheri was loved by many but most especially by her loving husband Tony, her beautiful children Miranda and Matt and her mother Peggy and sister Kelly. Sheri will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Sheri can best be honored not by making a monetary donation to a charity, but by volunteering your time to a neighbor in need or a school or sport that needs more volunteers. Sheri fully understood that it takes a village. Sign Sheri's on-line Guest Book at



Shirley Ann (Caffrey) Morris

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Toppenish - Shirley Ann (Caffrey) Morris died March 13, 2011, at her home in Toppenish after an extended illness. She was 67. Shirley was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Snohomish, Washington. She was the only child of Herbert Caffr



Shirley Ann Morris

Shirley Ann (Caffrey) Morris died on March 13, 2011 at her home in Toppenish after an extended illness. She was 67., Shirley was born October 12, 1943, in Snohomish, WA. She was the only child of Herbert Caffrey and Joyce (Hensley) Caffrey. She attended school in Everett and White Swan., She married James P. Morris on October 13, 1961. They lived in Buena for the first five years of their marriage before settling in Toppenish, where they raised their five children., Shirley was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held callings in the Primary and Nursery. She was also a visiting teaching supervisor and a Cub Scout leader., She enjoyed the outdoors, going camping with her family and hunting with her husband., Her father and her half-brother, Joseph Caffrey, predeceased her., She is survived by her husband, James; her children, Margaret (Donald W.) Meyers of Payson, Utah; Linda Morris of Marysville; Susan (Greg) Wilt of Fort Irwin, CA; Nathan Morris of Toppenish; and Amy (Clarence) Hoptowit of Yakima; her nine grandchildren, Edward and Jeremy Eaton, Marie, Nathaniel, Joseph and Samuel Meyers, Jessica Marshall, James and Justin Wilt, and a tenth on the way; and her mother, Joyce Petersen of Marysville., Friends may pay their respects Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Colonial Funeral Home in Toppenish., A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Toppenish. Interment will be in Zillah Cemetery.



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 .....



Stella "May" Sandifer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Stella "May" Sandifer, age 101 left her home on March 11, 2011 to go see Jesus. She was born in Causey, New Mexico on October 4, 1909 to Harvey and Nellie (Palmer) Weygandt. The family spent fo 



Steve L. Bellm

Steve Bellm passed away suddenly February 24, 2011 at the age of 63. He had been visiting family in Arizona., He was born July 1, 1947 in Seattle, WA to William and Wilma (nee Lauterbach) Bellm. He grew up in Yakima, graduated from Snohomish High School, and attended college in Central Washington. He served in the U.S. Army for four years stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1973. He married Ann (Erickson) in 1974 and was father to her children, Rondell, James, and BrandyJo. In 1976 they moved to Alaska and he made his permanent home in Anchorage. He loved the people, fishing, the majestic beauty, and the vast frontier., Steve worked for Enstar Natural Gas for 31 years, retiring in 2008 as field measurement technician. He was honored to serve many of those years as union shop steward., He was a loving son, brother and loyal friend, always generous, and caring. He was a gourmet cook and friends and family were treated often. He will be greatly missed., Survived by mother, Wilma Harrell; sisters, Melanie Bellm and Colleen Tokuno (Steve); daughters, BrandyJo Edelen (Rob), and Rondell Gonzalez (Greg); honorary son, Scott Beach; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren., Memorial services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish, WA on March 26, 2011, 1 p.m.



Susan Dickinson

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 22, 1925 - March 11, 2011 




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Tommie LuAnn Miller

Friday, March 11, 2011 1:00 PM

On March 3, 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 16, 1953, in Bloomington, CA to Thomas and Marie Shipley. The third child and only girl, she quickly learned to be tough and quick to keep up with older brothers, Wesley and Mike.




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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.



Vernon Kenney

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:37 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 5, 1920 - March 12, 2011 



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.



Weaver, Myrna Frances (Watson)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Myrna Frances Weaver, a resident of Yakima for more than thirty years, passed away on March 11th at the Parkside Nursing Care Center. Myrna was ..... 

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