Saturday, March 19, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/19/2011


 

Ada Price

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

July 16, 1923 - March 14, 2011 


 


 

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


 


 

Alvin (Al) R. Reyer

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Alvin (AI) Ronald Reyer was born May 22, 1945 in Staples, MN and passed away March 15, 2011 in Yakima, WA. He lost the battle with cancer but won the Crown of Eternal Life with our Lord and Savior


 


 

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


 


 

Anna Marie Leach

Anna Marie Leach went to be with her Lord and Savior, peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2011, surrounded by family at her granddaughter's home in Everett., She was born November 14, 1928 in Multnomah County, OR., She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Roy; her parents, Herb and Ruth Gavin; and two brothers, John and Allen., She is survived by her children, Janice Ransom, Joyce Humble, John Leach and Jacque Elsom; her sister, Ruth Savage; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, more than we could count., Her granddaughter Dawn Hilliard-Leach was her beloved caretaker for the past eight years., In lieu of flowers, donations to Providence Hospice or Snohomish County Senior Services.


 


 

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.


 


 

Barbara Jeanne Carey

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


 


 

Bernice Werner Smith

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Longtime resident of Blewett Pass, Bernice Smith, 87, died Sunday March 6, 2011, at Cashmere Convalescent Center. Bernice was born January 8, 1924, to Eva (Plugrath) and John Werner in a little house on Deadman's Hill in Dryden. As the youngest of 15 siblings, Bernice and her twin sister, Bea, grew up in a house below the Peshastin Bridge on the Wenatchee River.


 


 

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.


 


 

Betty Blackburn

Betty BLACKBURN Betty passed away March 12, 2011 in Seattle. She was born in Seattle, grew up in the Wallingford District and graduated from Lincoln High School. Betty married Elmer Blackburn and they spent 4l years together until his passing in 1986,she is survived by her sister Cleo Sykes, her two daughters Kathy and Karen, one grandson Jeremy and two great grandsons Jeremy Jr. and Austin. Betty retired from Sears after 40+ years of service. She loved traveling, tending her flowers and working the family summer home, She was a 60+ year member of the Order of Eastern Star which provided an opportunity to travel, assist in the community and sisterhood. Services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave North, Seattle with reception following. Memorials to Seattle Childrens' Hospital.


 


 

Betty J. Lantry

Betty Jacqueline, "Jackie"Lantry passed away on March 15, 2011 at age 88. She resided at the Adult, Family Home of Cristina, and Florin Ungureanu, Vancouver, WA for the past three years and sub-sequently passed at the Ray Hickey Hospice Center of natural causes., Jackie was born March 31, 1922 in Centralia, WA to Hazel and Harry Blair. She graduated from North Central HS, Spokane, WA in 1939. She was married to Ted Permaine until he was lost in action during WWII. During these two years she worked in the Navy yards clerical services division in Seattle, WA., Following the war Jackie returned to Spokane, WA and subsequently married John H. Lantry, husband of 62 years, June 7, 1947 in Spokane. She and Jack lived in Helena, Montana in Portland, Oregon where her children were born., Over the years Jackie shared in the family support by working as a secretary for the Masonic Temple of Spokane, retail sales, large apartment complex Managment, and Our Lady of Lourdes Gift Shop Manager. She did this work while raising children and supporting her husband's career endeavors moving frequently., Her volunteer work highlighted Jackie's adult life well into her 70's. This service included Young Life Campaign Yacht Hostess 4 years, Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary, Pasco, WA, 20,000 hours over 10 years including membership on Executive Board of Hospital. She was a member of Washington State Association of Hospital Auxiliaries for 4 years and a Member of Executive Committee including 2 years as President., She is survived by daughters, Diana Lantry-Bristow and Anne Sosky, sons In Law, Terry Bristow and Joe Sosky, grandsons, Shane Christensen, Jarrod Christensen, Casey Brown and Blair Brown, great grandson, Remy Jack Brown, 21 step-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband John H. Lantry and one step grandchild, Brandon Rooth-Sosky., Funeral Services will be held at Straub's Funeral Home (360-834-4563) in Camas, WA on Saturday, 3/19/2011 at 1:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary, Pasco, WA in her name.


 


 

Brandyn Scott Rentschler

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahYAKIMA - Brandyn Scott Rentschler was born June 2, 1984 and passed away on March 12, 2011. He was 26 years old. While gone from us too soon we are thankful for the time that we shared with him. He w 


 


 

CELINE FREEMAN

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Carl Edward Schultz

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryCarl 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 Su 


 


 

Cheryl Shannon

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

March 2, 1945 - March 10, 2011 


 


 

Clara G. Coffey

Went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 16, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Larry, David, and Michael Eberhart; by her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 28 years, William Eberhart, and by her second husband of 18 years, Cecil Coffey as well as her six siblings. Clara was born in Arkansas in 1919 and was raised on a farm in Oklahoma. She was always very active in her church, most recently Valley Church of Christ. Her passion in life was caring for others which she did with zeal and a great sense of humor. Putting others before herself was not only common, but was what she was known for. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. A reception will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM at Valley Church of Christ, 17221 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA 99016. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA.


 


 

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: Zachary J. Hull

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:00 AM 

Zachary J. Hull, a student at Lewis-Clark State College, and Moscow native, died Thursday morning from injuries received in an auto accident in Lewiston. He was 20. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]


 


 

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. [...] 


 


 

Daniel Shofner

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

May 7, 1959 - March 9, 2011 


 


 

David Allen Taft M.D.

David Allan TAFT, MD David Allan Taft, MD, died March 10, 2011 at the age of 77 after a full and rewarding life. He helped write these words. He was born December 26th, 1933 in Madison, Wisconsin to Cyrus and Margaret Taft. David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John. He is survived by his wife Sheila, sons Robert and Michael, his brother Michael (Anne), and Wendy (Jay), who is like a daughter, and their children (Riley and Lauren). David grew up in Ames, Iowa and received a BS degree from Iowa State University, an MD degree from the University of Iowa, and took his general surgical residency at Ohio State (Go Bucks!). He then spent one year at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland where he met his bride to be, Sheila Blackwood of Stirling, Scotland, while she was training to be a nurse. In 1967 David volunteered for active duty in the Navy and quickly found himself in the Republic of South Vietnam as Chief of Surgery, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He received a Navy Cross for certain heroic actions during that time. While in Vietnam, David bought an engagement ring, mailed it to the prettiest nurse in Edinburgh and, much to his surprise, she said yes. David and Sheila were married in April 1968 in Stirling, Scotland with his younger brother Michael serving as best man.He left the Navy in late 1968. In early 1969 he entered private practice as a general surgeon with the Mason Clinic in Seattle, Washington. During that time he became a Fellow in the American College of Surgery, the Seattle Surgical Society, the Pacific Coast Surgical Society, and the Western Surgical Association, and held a Clinical Associate Professorship at the University of Washington. He touched and helped so many lives over his 20 years with the Mason Clinic. David re-entered the Navy in 1989, and was stationed at Naval Hospital Bremerton from 1989 to 1994. He deployed in August 1990 as part of Desert Shield/Desert Storm attached to the 1st Marine Division entering Kuwait as part of Task Force Ripper. He deployed to Somalia in 1992, again serving with the 1st Marine Division. In July 1994 he was assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, where he held the position of Group Surgeon, for two years. He became Division Surgeon for the 1st Marine Division in 1996 and retired to Seattle in 2000 with Sheila and black lab Mac. In addition to his love for his family, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Navy, and his passion for surgery, David enjoyed many activities. He was a ferocious reader, climbed Mt. Rainier, went on safari to Africa, built a cabin from the ground up, and grew the best tomatoes, to name just a few of his interests. Semper Fi, David; Fair Winds and Following Seas. We will miss you. Funeral will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Honoring his request, there will not be a formal memorial service.


 


 

David Elliott Cox

Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

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


 


 

David Ray Marquis

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 - Betty Holley

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

Aug. 19, 1952 - Mar 15, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Clayton Prusia

Friday, March 18, 2011 1:08 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Feb. 25, 1917 - March 17, 2011 


 


 

Death Notice - Donna Alexander

Friday, March 18, 2011 4:40 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 6, 1939 - March 17, 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 - 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 


 


 

Donald (Don) Volkman

Donald (Don) VOLKMAN Don Volkman, 73, of Bellevue, WA, died peacefully on March 10 at home in the company of his wife, Sandra (Brown), son, Steven Volkman, daughter, Karen Volkman, her husband, Steve Smith, and his two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. He was born to Paul and Enid Volkman in Yakima on September 22, 1937. Don was raised in and graduated from high school in Wapato in 1955. He attended Eastern Washington University and graduated from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 1961. Don and Sandra married on January 11, 1969 and moved to Bellevue that same year. Throughout his career as a pharmacist, Don worked for Thrifty Drugs in Richland and Pasco, Pay 'n Save, Madison Park Pharmacy as well as many Safeway stores throughout western Washington. He retired from pharmacy in 2007, and he and Sandra traveled around the country for several months. Don loved to travel, having visited Africa, Mexico and much of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, fishing, movies (popcorn), telling jokes, gardening and family activities. He was most fond of his time spent in his recliner with both dogs on his lap. Don and Sandra have been very active in Cross of Christ Lutheran Church for many, many years. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Avenue NE, Bellevue, 425-746-7300. Don is also survived by his older brother, Paul Volkman, sister-in-law, Patricia Volkman and one granddaughter, Kalea Volkman. Memorials can be sent to Garden of Remembrance at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church or to Northwest Kidney Center.


 


 

Donald Floyd Van Etten

Donald Floyd Van Etten passed away on March 14 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, WA, after having suffered a stroke earlier in the week. He died with family and friends by his side. Don was born on April 27, 1924 one of nine children born to Edith and Ben Van Etten in Wenatchee, WA. He was 86 years old. During World War II, he served as a Marine in the Pacific at the Battle of Okinawa and in the Marshall Islands and the Philippines. On returning to civilian life, Don drove cross-country truck for several years for Consolidated Freightways. In Sedro Woolley/Mt. Vernon, he obtained his Realtor's License and was active in both Real Estate and local politics. During the 1988 Presidential Campaign, Don was a local campaign manager for George H.W. Bush. He was devoted to his family, often organizing or insuring that others participated in the annual "Van Etten Family Picnic." He was a skilled craftsman and spent many hours in his beloved "shop" running his band-saw and working wood. In 2003, he moved to Omak, WA, and continued his interests in woodworking, real estate, local politics, and maintaining his beautiful home with his wife, Iva Ewing. Don is survived by his wife, Iva, his daughters Cheryl Van Etten (husband Doug Mooers) and Vicki Irons (husband Ron), and his son Don, Van Etten Jr. (wife Ardella), 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Eleanor Wise and Valerie Bartholick, and Iva's daughter Cheryl Ward (husband Mike). A Funeral Service will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Fri., March 25th at 10:30 AM, followed by a reception across the street at Westford's Broadway Hall. Burial will follow at Greenacres Cemetery. You may view photos of Don and share memories with the family at


 


 

Donald James Schab

Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

March 31, 1950 to March 14, 2011SEATTLE - Donald "Don" James Schab, was born March 31, 1950 in Prosser, Washington, to Andrew and Jennie Schab. A lifetime Benton City resident, Don grew up and attended schools in Benton City gradua


 


 

Donald R. MacKenzie

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Donald Roderick MacKenzie, age 67, died after a brief illness on Monday, March 14, 2011, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born on May 16, 1943, in Omak, WA to Grace MacKenzie and Kenneth Donald MacKenzie and lived most of his life in Omak. He attended school in Omak and at Hill Military Academy in Portland, OR.


 


 

Donna Alexander

Friday, March 18, 2011 1:09 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 6, 1939 – March 17, 2011


 


 

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.


 


 

Doug N. Vail

Born December 24, 1946; passed away December 7, 2010. Graduated from Ferris High School in 1966. There will be a celebration of Doug's Life at the Park Inn Tavern on March 26th, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.


 


 

Dr. Bill Servais

Dr. Bill Servais died suddenly on January 25, 2011 in Mexico. He was 68. He practiced dentistry in Bellingham from 1970 to 1994. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2 pm, at the Squalicum Yacht Club. A full obituary printed in the Herald on March 17 and is online at the Herald.


 


 

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.


 


 

Eleanor Anderson

Eleanor Anderson was born to Nils and Maria Geving on June 27, 1916. She passed away on March 10, 2011. Her granddaughters Vicki Gallagher and Trina Ellis were at her side., Eleanor grew up in Minneapolis. There she met and married Victor Anderson. They were married for 54 years. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Eleanor loved to dance, bake, play games, take road trips, and to go out for breakfast. She loved animals, bingo, slot machines, and spending time with her family., She is survived by daughter: Merrilyn Beal and her husband Dennis, daughter: Marge Lock and her husband Dean, son: Thomas Anderson and his wife Margie, and daughter Christine Anderson. Grandchildren: Victoria Gallagher, Trina Ellis, Leah Lake, Tara Lock, Trever Schafer, and James Andrews., Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Victor, her sister Edna Ringnell, Brothers, Lester and Vernon Geving., Eleanor was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all of her family. The grandchildren will miss her tickle hugs., Special thanks for the care she received at Royal Park and from Spokane Hospice.


 


 

Elizabeth Meta Alma "Beth" Smith

Passed away peacefully on March 17, 2011. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed by her zest for life and compassion for others. Beth was born on December 30, 1924 in Deer Park, WA as the eighth of ten children to Frederick and Johanna Knauft. Her life story is one of remarkable perseverance, faith, and love. Beginning at age five with the untimely death of her mother, Beth and her remaining eight siblings learned early to live with little and to mature quickly. As a single parent, her father placed Beth and her siblings in the care of other families with limited success. Beth eventually came to live with her father and two younger siblings in Spokane where she learned parental skills, humility, and deep gratitude. As a graduate of J.R. Rogers High School (1943), she attended Walla Walla College and earned a teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Washington College of Education (1947). Her many joys in life often came from her family, friends and spiritual faith. She married the love of her life, Walter (Bud) Smith in 1950. Together they raised and loved three boys, enjoyed dogs, snow skied, traveled, and nurtured robust gardens of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. She was committed to the future of her boys and did all that she could to send them to college and to support them with abiding love and encouragement. When grandchildren arrived, she enthusiastically took them under her wings and loved them as well. Each grandchild has lasting and special memories of Beth that they will carry in their hearts forever. After several years raising three sons with Bud, she returned to her passion for teaching children as a substitute in the Spokane school system. Before long, she was teaching full time. Her careers culminated with her longest tenure of 17 years guiding 4th graders at Regal Elementary School in northeast Spokane. Underlying Beth's life was an enduring and precious spiritual faith. She was an active member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (S.D.A) for over fifty years, spending much of that time with the members of Spokane Central S.D.A Church. During the last decade of her life, Beth struggled with Alzheimer's disease, but through it all, her resilient spirit, heart of gold, and compassion for others were empowering, sustaining and a source of comfort to all. Beth's final three years were spent in the special company and loving care of staff at her new home at "Classy Retreat" in southwest Spokane. She was preceded in death by her husband (Bud, 2009), four brothers (William, Arthur, Rudy, Alfred), and sister (Helen). Surviving Beth are her brothers Emil Knauft (Boise, ID) and Henry Knauft (Spokane); sisters Doretta Moreno (Temple City, CA), and Martha Carmen (Davenport, WA); and three sons: Scott (Seattle, WA; Michaele (wife), Conrad, Nathaniel); George (Spokane, WA, Karen (wife), Elizabeth, Hanna); and Gerry (Minneapolis, MN; Elizabeth (wife), Ada, Zoe, Ema). Beth's ardent love of life and genuine compassion for others and for the beauty of the earth with live on in the hearts and minds of all whose lives she touched so profoundly. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 12-8pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 10am, also at the funeral home, with committal to follow at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Please visit Beth's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangement have been entrusted to:


 


 

Ellen Clarice McKeown, Porter, Zion, Hede

Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

YAKIMA - Ellen Hede passed on peacefully Feb. 17, 2011 at Memorial Hospital. She was 87 years old. Mom was born in Lewistown, Montana on March 19, 1923. Her parents were Joseph and Lucile McKeown. Her grandparents Clara and Ar


 


 

Ernestine Louise Jonard Neville

Passed away peacefully March 16, 2011, in the presence of her family at Outlook Manor in Westerville, OH. She was born January 30, 1919 in Akron, OH to the late Thomas Jefferson and Olive (Norman) Starcher. She was preceded in death by her sister Ruth Irene Starcher, brother Chester A Starcher, step-mother Vena Starcher, son Gerald (Robert) (Ralston) Jonard, loving husband of 44 years Howard Alex Jonard, husband of 17 years Charles "Bus" Neville. She lived in Akron, OH, most of her life where she was a devoted wife and mother, served in the PTA, was a member of Eastern Star and taught church school at Margaret Park Presbyterian Church. After living for a while in Seville, OH, she retired with her husband, Howard, to Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, where she was active in the Dosher Hospital Auxiliary and at Southport Presbyterian Church. She is survived by step-sister Edith Cain of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC; sons Thomas (Christine) Jonard of Westerville, OH and Martin Jonard of Spokane, WA; grandchildredren Mark (Chris) Jonard of Lewis Center, OH, Sarah (Brian) Potter of Groveport, OH, Nathan and Nicole Jonard of Spokane, WA; great-grandchildren, Gwen, Gowan and Gaibel Jonard, A. J. and Mia Potter and Kyle Jonard. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Outlook Mannor. The family also wishes to thank the staff of Harbor Light Hospice: Lauren, RN; Heather, CNA; Kelly, LPN and Rich, LISW for their caring assistance. Friends may call 6 to 8 PM Monday at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Funeral Service 11 AM Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 41 W. College, Westerville. Private family interment Blendon Central Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the


 


 

Esta Slater

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

June 30, 1921 - March 11, 2011 


 


 

Esther V. Kik

KIK, Esther V. "Sugar", 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 Interment will follow at Rocklyn Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Memorials may be made to the Davenport Swimming Pool or the donor's choice. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


 


 

Frank McKenna Donaghy

Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:00 PM 

Frank McKenna Donaghy was born on June 4, 1921, in Seattle, WA to parents, Frank M. Donaghy and Mary Gilleece Donaghy. Frank passed away March 14, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was raised in the Seattle/White Center area, where he attended Seattle Preparatory High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in August of 1944.


 


 

Fred J. Cyr, Sr.

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Fred Joseph Cyr, Sr., 88, a lifelong Yakima resident, passed away peacefully at Landmark Care Center on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Fred was born August 6, 1922 to Edmond and Josephine Cyr


 


 

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


 


 

GERALDINE DELL

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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


 


 

George W. Johnson

George W JOHNSON December 22, 1912 ~ March 10, 2011 The oldest working real-estate broker in the United States, George W. Johnson, 98, of Seattle, died on March 10, 2011, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. Up until 6 weeks ago, he was still driving himself to his Ballard office, George W. Johnson Realtors, and working 6-hour days. Alan Schauffler of King 5 News, commenting in his 2007 Up Front feature of George called him 'The Oracle of Ballard' a moniker he proudly embraced to his final days. George was born in Wessington, SD, on December 22, 1912, to Oscar and Johanna Johnson who were both Danish Immigrants. The second of 4 brothers, George grew up on the family farm and spent his youth helping his father with the family homestead and learning the value of hard work. He met and married Clarice A. Scandrett in 1933, while they were both attending a small Free Methodist college in South Dakota. He left South Dakota in 1934 after being recruited by the President of Seattle Pacific College (now SPU) to finish his last two years at SPC's growing Seattle campus. He earned his tuition by rising every morning at 4am to work as the school's baker. His parents followed him to Seattle, and after George completed his college degree in 1936, he and his father started a dairy farm in the Broadview neighborhood of N. Seattle, where Viewlands Elementary School sits today. After graduation - and never afraid of hard work - George delivered milk before going off to work as an elementary school teacher in White Center. After sending $5 to Olympia for a real estate license, he started selling homes, in the evenings, from a real estate office on 15th Ave NW in Ballard. His Ballard office continues on the same land as that original office. He was an early pioneer in the Real Estate Industry, and was a career-long, 75+ year member of the National Association of Realtors. He was equally proud of his life long involvement with First Free Methodist Church, Seattle. George's commitments to his family, to his church, and to hard work were the prized benchmarks of his life. George was married to Clarice until her death in Jan. 1993. Then at 81 years of age he found the second love of his life in his widowed sister-in-law, Esther Johnson. In late 1993 George & Esther were married and spent 17 wonderful years together until her passing at age 101 in 2010. George cherished these years with his beloved Esther and loved this time spent with his new extended family. He was preceded in death byhis parents and brothers, Walter, Elmer and John.George is survived by his loving children and step children, Jim Johnson and his wife Barbara; Joybelle Johnson-Eriks and her husband Paul Eriks; Karen Johannsen; Robert Johnson and his wife Karen Hoven; JoAnne McDonald; Carolyn Murphy and her husband Gerald; and Janet Henkel. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Service will be held at First Free Methodist Church Sunday 3/20 at 1:00 p.m., 3200 3rd Avenue West, Seattle. Memorial donations may be made to First Free Methodist Church, Seattle; the Clarice A Johnson Memorial Fund; Seattle Pacific University; Operation Night Watch Seattle; Warm Beach Health Care Center, 20420 Marine Dr, Stanwood, Wa 98292; or New Horizons Ministries, Seattle, Wa. The family would like to thank the wonderful medical care provided by Dr's George Pappas & James Coghland and Providence Hospice Care. Special thanks for the loving home care provided by extended family in his final weeks. Grandchildren Keri Pederson and Kurt Johnson lovingly handled a major portion of the care with patience and deep compassion. If history and habit is any predictor, 'Time to Get Up!!' will be among the first words spoken by dad as he greets his long unseen family and loved ones. Sign George's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com


 


 

Georgia Lea Anderson

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Einan's Funeral HomeRICHLAND - Georgia Lea Anderson of Richland, WA passed away on March 13, 2011 at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, she was 68. She was born in Yakima, WA on October 5, 1942. Georgia was a


 


 

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 


 


 

Geraldine May Swigart

Geraldine May Swigart, our red headed beautiful mother, left us on Mar. 7, 2011 at the age of 88 to be with Robert, the love of her life, on the dance floor of heaven. She was born on October 31, 1922 in Long Beach, California to Frank and Jennie (Carr) Jones. She was raised in California with seven siblings. After she graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School she met Robert at a dance. They were married in 1942 before Robert was deployed as a pilot overseas during WWII. They were together for 68 amazing years and lived in Southern California before moving to Bellingham in 2003 to be near their children. Geraldine and Robert worked hard and in turn lived the good life, raising their children in the midst of S. California beaches, camping in Big Sur, and taking early morning drives to Las Vegas. Robert would frequently take Geraldine out on the town: she, a lovely red head on his arm; he, a tall, dashing dark haired man. Wherever they went, many a head would turn to watch them high step it on the floor. They were often mistaken for entertainment stars Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen. In the early 1970's Geraldine had fun working in a fashionable boutique on the Princess Louise in San Pedro Harbor. She was also attracted to the unusual pursuit of 'Hand Analysis'. It was her hobby for more than 50 years and she accumulated a vast amount of information on anything to do with hands. She examined the hand as a whole and was an expert in determining health, career and personality traits. She loved people and it was one of her greatest pleasures to hold a person's hand and tell them things about themselves as it invariably led to lively discussions of ideas and adventures. A popular entertainer and lecturer at conventions, corporate and private parties, she was interviewed for many magazine and newspaper articles, did radio and TV appearances and worked at Magic Island in Newport Beach. Another hobby was telling jokes. She was still 'reading hands' and telling jokes in the last weeks of her long life. A sparkling personality with a zest for life, Geraldine was vivacious, beautiful, meticulous, charming and fun. She was a bundle of activity, insightful and affectionate to those who knew her well. In addition to dancing, she enjoyed playing cards, listening to music, reading horoscopes out loud, traveling, reading, walking, treasure hunting at thrift stores, having parties, and going out to dinner. The joy and brightness she brought to our lives will be with us always. Geraldine was preceded in death by her dear husband Robert, brothers Marshall and Shirley Jones, her sisters Goldie Stark and Gladys King; brother-in-law Paul Swigart and sister-in-law Hallie Buckley. She is missed by her loving children June (Dennis) Veith, Jilly Eddy (Marsha Kremen), Connie (Garry) Swigart-Harris and Doug (Jessie) Mason Swigart; grandchildren Robert (Eshinee) Veith, Lawrence (Suzanne) Veith, Daniel Swigart- Harris and Katharine Swigart-Harris; great-grandchild-ren Sammy, Ben and Lily Veith; sisters Virginia Kane, Vera Gillespie and brother Don Jones, sister-in law Edna Rocha and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to express special thanks to her caregivers Dawn Lunde and Paula Weh-len. In lieu of flowers, you may direct your memorials to the Whatcom Hospice House or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm Friday, March 25, at Moles Funeral Chapel followed by a reception. You may also share memories with the family at:


 


 

Guy Eddy LaFond

Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

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


 


 

HELEN SCHILLING

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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.


 


 

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 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


 


 

Homer Earl Lower

Formerly of Deer Park, Washington, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011 in Gresham, Oregon. He is the father of Roy Lower of Gresham, Oregon, and Duane Lower of Palo Cedro, California. Homer enjoyed six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Born in Grinnell, Iowa in 1917, he served as a Chief Motor Machinistmate in the, during, seeing combat action in the North African, European, and South Pacific Theatres. After his military service, Homer was a gang saw operator at lumber mills located in Cloverdale and Carlotta, California. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Funeral services honoring Mr. Lower will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Riverside Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Chattaroy, Washington followed with interment and military honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard at the Peone Prairie Cemetery, Mead, Washington. LAUER FUNERAL HOME, Deer Park, WA


 


 

In Loving Memory of Darrel Glen Worley

Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:00 PM 

We give it so little thought; A smile, kind words, a glance, a touch. We miss all your magic touches. Happy Birthday. Love, Shelley, Elizabeth & Greg 


 


 

In Loving Memory of Garth Radcliffe Johnson

Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:00 PM 

The family of Garth Johnson (Jill, Sharon and Nancy) would like to thank his friends, former clients and other community members who made donations in his name to his Memorial Fund to benefit the Wenatchee Valley Music Teachers Association's piano fundraiser. We are pleased that the piano project was a huge success and that a 7'4" Bohemia Grand Piano has been purchased by the Chapter and will be delivered this week.


 


 

JANICE MARTINELLI

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Jack Bowman

Jack Bowman, 84, of Wirtz, Virginia was reunited with his wife Kathy as he passed through the veil into eternal life on March 10, 2011. They had been married 62 years. He was a wonderful dedicated husband and father who was enthusiastic, inspirational, courageous and best described as "Mr. Positive" by all who knew him. Jack was preceded by his wife Kathy and daughter Nancy and is survived by his daughter Linda Stocum, sons Scott and Ray Bowman, 10 grand- children and 8 great-grandchildren. He was formerly a 35 year resident of Spokane, Washington and a member of the Spokane Country Club. Graveside services in Spokane will be announced at a later date.


 


 

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 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


 


 

James L. Rankhorn

Cheryl, Pat, Jim & families


 


 

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.


 


 

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 


 


 

John H. Hill Jr.

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John Newton Simmons

Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

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


 


 

John Vander Hoek

John VANDER HOEK October 21, 1922 ~ March 15, 2011 Born in Lynden, WA, John has resided in Seattle over 80 years. Passed away peacefully at Foss Home and Village after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Leona Vander Hoek, who emigrated from Holland. He is survived by sisters, Katherine Bauer (Laurence, deceased) of Henderson, NV and Tena Carver (Harry) of Mukilteo; nephews, Larry Bauer (Kaylene) and Gary Bauer (Caroline) of Henderson, NV; niece, Sharon Gaskell (Arthur) of Pueblo, CO and a number of great nephews and nieces. Thanks to the staff at Foss Home and Swedish Hospital Hospice for their support of John and his family in his final days. Also a special thanks to a previous caregiver, Billie Moore. Private family services on Friday, March 25th at 1pm at Evergreen-Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle 98133. Remembrances may be made to Foss Home, 13023 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, 98133 or Swedish Hospital Hospice. REST IN PEACE JOHN


 


 

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 


 


 

Karen Jean Bakken

BAKKEN, Karen Jean, Karen was born in Mandan, N.D. on January 24, 1943 to Margaret and John Boehm. She spent her childhood in Seaside, OR, before moving to Spokane and graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1961. Her parents helped build and operate Lilac Lanes Bowling Alley until the 1970s. Karen married Donald W. Bakken in 1961. Karen spent her married life in both Seattle and Spokane. She worked as a school cook in Seattle and Spokane. Karen loved bowling, volleyball, movies, bingo, cards, cats, Gonzaga basketball, playing the organ, and family gatherings. She lost her husband, Don, to cancer in 1992 after 31 years of marriage. Karen's last years were spent in poor health, but she was confident in the Lord as her savior. She passed away quietly on March 16, 2011, at her home, which she shared with her son Daniel. Karen is survived by her sons, Daniel and his wife Cathy and David and his wife Sharon; by two granddaughters Yvie and Michelle; and by her sister Vicky Scott. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20 from 12-5PM both days. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11PM and will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 505 W. St. Thomas More Way, Spokane. If you cannot make it to Mass on time, feel free to arrive up until 1:45PM, the family can still receive you. Committal will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall St., Spokane at 2PM. Please visit Karen's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:


 


 

Katherine Clement Metcalf (nee Penny Price)

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Katherine Clement Metcalf (nee Penny Price) died peacefully February 18, 2011 in Lake County after a long illness. She was 70 years old. She graduated from St. Helena High School in 1957. In 1961, she graduated from Stanford University with a


 


 

Kathryn E. Mylius-Brown

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Lifetime Wenatchee Valley resident, Kathryn E. Mylius-Brown, 85, passed away on March 15, 2011. "Kay" was born October 13, 1925, to parents, Paul R. and Betty (Lindgren) Kyner. She attended school in Cashmere, where Paul was an orchardist, and she graduated from Holy Names Academy in Spokane, WA.


 


 

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


 


 

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. 


 


 

Loren L. Lesser

Passed away March 16 at Hospice House of Spokane. He was born in Irby, WA on August 22, 1922. He attended Odessa High School through the 11th grade. There he met is loving wife of 66 years, Phyllis Schillinger, they were married April 9, 1944, in Spokane. As a young man he worked for a local garage in Odessa, and then with Lincoln County Road Dept and Standard Asphalt doing road maintenance. He enlisted with the U.S., on January 11, 1945 and served with the Army Corp of Engineers, with a tour of duty in the Philippines and Japan. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant, on November 25, 1946. He returned to Odessa where he was a wheat farmer. The family moved to Spokane in 1951 where he worked as a mechanic. He then went to work at Betts Oil Company initially working as a home fuel delivery driver while farming in Odessa during the spring and summer. He eventually worked as a heating/cooling technician for Betts Oil until he retired. Loren enjoyed working on anything with a motor in it, wood working, and gardening. He was Mom's "handyman", and could fix anything. He was a member of the Odessa, and the Odessa Grange. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mollie Lesser, his sister Dorothy Cornelius, and brother Harold Lesser. He is survived by his adoring wife Phyllis, his children Greg (RuthAnn), Bruce (Sheila), Jeff (Tina), and Lori Lesser, grandchildren Stefanie Lesser, and Jeff Lesser JR (and fiancée Monique Weston), great-grandchildren Trenton and Tyler Elizondo, all of Spokane. Also by his sisters Laverna Dormaier, Spokane; Janice Eckhart, Moses Lake; and Eldora Ball, Everett, WA, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, March 19th at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Noon, Monday, March 21st at Heritage Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice House of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA. 99210.


 


 

Lova Marie (Kirkpatrick) Clarkston

Lova Marie Clarkston (Kirkpatrick) was born January 6, 1939 in Kalispell, MT. and was raised in Oak Harbor, WA. She moved to Spokane in the early 1970s where she raised her two daughters. She passed away March 14, 2011 in Bellevue, WA of an extended illness. She is survived by her sister, daughter, granddaughter and two great grandchildren.


 


 

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


 


 

Mae Battle

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

June 28, 1925 - March 5, 2011 


 


 

Margaret DeYoung Ripley

Margaret DeYoung RIPLEY Born 8-24-21 in Andover, South Dakota to the late Martin Roel and Margaret (Kraai) DeYoung, Margaret died March 14th. She moved with her family to Long Beach, California when she was nine years old, and met her husband Jack while working as a 'Rosie the Riveter' in WWII. They married in 1944 and moved to Seattle in 1950, where they subsequently lived in the Queen Anne, Wedgwood, and West Seattle neighborhoods. She is predeceased by her husband Jack, her sister Genevieve, and her daughter Pat. Margaret is survived by her son Rick, his wife Sarah Garcia-Mata, their children Francisco, Austin, and Santiago, and her brothers Pete and Dean. Everyone who knew Margaret will remember her ability to generate and nurture friendship, love, and laughter. At her request, no services will be held.


 


 

Margaret Parks

Margaret Parks, age 86 of Bellingham passed away March 17, 2011. She was born July 16, 1924 in Bellingham to Leo and Valerie (Frere) Logan. Margaret enjoyed gardening (especially roses), reading, and in later years camping trips in the early spring to Newport, Oregon, to collect agates of all sizes. She was a member of the Eagles and the American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Parks and her brothers Leo and Philip Logan, sister Marie Best, and her adopted grandson Kevin VanderHaak. She is survived by her sons Donald Crape (Connie) and Robert Parks, Jr. (Patty), daughter Sally Bell (Bob), 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and sister Julia McCormack. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice. A Celebration of Margaret's life will be held at Westford's Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway, on Friday, March 25th at 3 PM. You may view photos of Margaret's life and share memories with the family at


 


 

Marguerite Jean Chase

(Marguerite) Jean Chase went to be with her beloved Savior on Sunday March 13th, 2011 after a valiant battle against Alzheimer's disease. Born in NJ on January 17, 1929, she graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC in 1953 with a BA in Bible and Education. She was named in Who's Who of Collegiate Women and was the Co-Athlete of the Year her senior year for three lettered sports. Jean loved teaching and taught 4th - 5th grade for 20 years in GA, NJ, NY and CT, and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. In addition to a passionate love of sports where she loudly cheered for her children and grandchildren, she and her family spent years camping, hiking, skiing and traveling. After retiring she and her husband Foster enjoyed many years traveling the US visiting and working in National Parks. Her love of music and beautiful voice were blessings she used as a renowned soloist and choir member throughout her life. Her children and grandchildren are thankful for the countless hours she spent reading, singing, and competitively playing games with them and their friends. Above and beyond her passion for teaching, traveling and family was her love for the Lord and her greatest joy was leading others to a saving knowledge of Him. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Foster H. Chase, Sr. two children Becky Chase VanderVeen (Ken), Foster H. Chase, Jr. (Brenda) and grandchildren Kristen VanderVeen Riebock (Josh), Ryan VanderVeen (Courtney), Jason VanderVeen, Brandon VanderVeen, Kelsey Chase, Kylee Chase, brother Frank Hanling, Jr. (Jeanne) and step-mother Margaret Hanling. She was preceded in death by her mother Marguerite Warner Hanling and her father Frank Hanling, Sr., A private burial ceremony occurred this weekend at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in Spokane, WA and a memorial service open to all friends will be held March 26th at 11AM at Foothills Community Church 11102 N. Forker Rd. Spokane, WA, In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to a disability ministry close to Jean's heart, Joni & Friends International Disability Center Attn: MJ - Jean Chase Memorial, PO Box 3333 Agoura Hills, CA 91376-3333; 818-707-5664;


 


 

Maria Piedad Rodriguez

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Maria Piedad Rodriguez passed away on the morning of March 14, 2011. She was born on December 12, 1935 in Michoacan, Mexico to Francisco Rodriguez and Sara Villanueva. Maria has li


 


 

Marjorie Frost "Margie" Barnwell

Marjorie "Margie" Frost BARNWELL Marjorie was born August 19, 1926 in Seattle WA and passed peacefully on March 16, 2011 in Seattle. She is survived by her four children - Sherri Richardson, Debra Olason, John Barnwell and Lisa Barnwell-Monzon and her five grandchildren - David Wright, Jackie Ferry, Joshua Barnwell, Matthew Sharp and Natalie Sharp and great grandchild - Courtney Ferry. Marjorie was many things to many people and a complex, engaging individual. She attended grade school at Highland Park in West Seattle. While there, she was one fast mover on the playfield. Reportedly could easily outrun the boys. Ice skating was another passion in her earlier years. She graduated from West Seattle High school in 1944. She always took great pride in academic achievement and carried this love of excellence throughout her life. Margie passed this discipline onto her children. In addition to her school work - she excelled in writing. She loved to write poetry and she found herself in the role of a fierce advocate by all of her dedicated submissions over the years to the Seattle Time Troubleshooter column. She really knew how to blast an issue in favor of the disenfranchised. She carried this love of writing through a lifetime of correspondence with her close friends. Playing the piano was another favorite pastime. She also discovered a talent for drawing and sketching later in her life. Margie enjoyed square dancing as well and was a vision on the dance floor. Margie's skills as a seamstress were second to none and she also enjoyed embroidery. Not to be outdone by herself, her baking was legendary particularly her pumpkin pie. Her onetime millionaire employer beseeched her for her potato salad recipe including a price tag and, believe it or not, she declined. Professionally, Margie's focus was secretarial and reception. She was employed at numerous companies over the years including Frasier Boiler, Dulien Steel, the Army Corp of Engineers and Washington Machinery. She took great pride in her work and was a credit to her profession. Margie was singularly a class act. She took great pride in her accomplishments. Her family and friends describe her as elegant, taking great pride in her attire, favoring dresses when most women were in pant suits. She valued integrity and trust above all and was discerning in her friendships and loyal to a fault. She was like a fine novel - you had to take the time with the words of her personality to truly understand and appreciate all the vast layers of who she was and will always remain - to us - those who love her still. There will be a viewing at the Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home (3909 SW Alaska St, West Seattle) on Sunday, March 20 from 9AM to Noon, followed by a service at 1PM. Interment will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:15AM. Please sign our guest book at www.Howden-Kennedy.com


 


 

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.


 


 

Marlyn L. (Mike) Christianson

Marlyn L. CHRISTIANSON Marlyn "Mike" Lee Christianson, 67, of Longview passed away March 16, 2011. He was born August 11, 1943, in Williston, N.D., to Nels and Irma (Weer) Christianson. Mike served two years in the Army and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, classic cars and trucks, motorcycles, camping, road trips, boating, watching NASCAR and anything with a motor in it. Mike was helpful, caring, a practical joker and loved animals. In 1966, he married Mary Verlane in Seattle. She preceded him in death. Mike married Carol Ann in 2000 in Williston. She survives him at home. Also surviving are a son, Michael, a daughter, Dawn, a brother, Darrell; two sisters, Annabelle and Cleone; four step-sons, Darren, Merrill, Kelly, and Marvin; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A remembrance will be held at 1 pm Monday at Columbia Funeral Service.


 


 

Merry E. Herron

Entered into rest on Thursday, March 17th, at home in Spokane Valley. Merry was employed as a telephone operator for many years with the State of Washington. She loved animals and spending time with friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billey. Merry is survived by her sister, LaVonne Bledsoe, and by two nephews and their families. A memorial service will be held at her home at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to the, , 920 N Washington, Spokane, WA 99201. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Nellie Chinn Woo

Nellie Chinn WOO March 8, 1917 ~ March 11, 2011 Mrs. Woo was 94 years young when she passed away peacefully. She was 'Auntie Nellie', a wife, mom, grand and great-grandmother, good friend, community activist, and leader of Seattle's Chinese American Community. She will long be remembered for her generosity, resiliency, and community service.A memorial celebrating her life is to take place on Monday, March 28th, 2011 at Seattle's Chinese Baptist Church beginning at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions to Seattle's Kin On Healthcare Center or the Wing Luke Museum are much appreciated. An extended obituary is available online at: http://www.funerals.coop/obits.cfm?aId=BB122064-C 29B- 57E0-8664B188D8BC2554


 


 

Niu On Ng

Niu On NG Niu On Ng, age 90, passed away peacefully in Seattle WA on Saturday March 12, 2011. Born on April 9, 1920 in the city of Toishan, Guangdong China, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Seattle with his family in 1966. He worked tirelessly as a chef to provide for his family until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by: beloved wife of 65 years Chai Ying; four sons, Hap (Catherine), Chung, Kim (Diana), Chun (Angela); two daughters, Yue Fong Lam (Joseph), Lai Fong Chin (Ronnie); sister Choi Wan Mark; 11 grandchildren, Carl, Patricia, Alison, Brittany, Bennett, Nicholas, Chase, Tyler, Jeffrey (Carrie), Jennifer (Kevin), Eugene and one great grandchild Cynthia. He was predeceased by grandchild Dennis. Services will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park.


 


 

Noel Ramey

Noel Ramey, age 40, of Spokane, WA went with the Lord Thursday, March 10, 2011 in his home., Born in Phoenix, AZ December 31, 1970, to Barry and Krystine Ramey. Noel while a young child was his mother's greatest help in taking care of his younger sisters., Noel joined the, National Guard in 2003. During his eight years serving in the Guard, he did two tours in Iraq, achieving a number of medals and ribbons including, Combat Medical Badge and the National Defense Service Medal. If Noel were still with us, he would have gladly gone back to war for his country., Noel is survived by his daughter, Shelby 20, and his son, Conner 9; mother, Krystine 61; sisters Amber 38, Delta 37, Saraina 35 all of Spokane, WA., The funeral service will be held at 1:00, March 19, 2011 at Family of Faith Community Church, 712 W. Nora Avenue. There will be a POTLUCK reception being held at the church following the funeral., An Honors Ceremony will be held at 1:30, March 21, 2011 at WA State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake.


 


 

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: Evelyn Reisenauer

Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Evelyn Angela Tierney Reisenauer, longtime area resident and homemaker, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, to William and Louise Tierney. Evelyn was raised on the family farm along with her nine siblings in the Thorncreek area of Latah County between Moscow and Uniontown.In 1959, she [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Father Robert Finucane

Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Father Robert Finucane, of Genesee, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. He was 85. Father Finucane was former pastor of several Idaho parishes but served longest at St. Mary's Parish in Genesee.He was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, the only son of the late Patrick and Mary (Relihan) Finucane. [...]


 


 

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: 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: Zach Hull

Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Zach Hull of Moscow died from injuries received in an auto accident in Lewiston. He was 20. Our beloved Zach was taken too soon on Thursday, March 17, 2011. He was born Sept. 27, 1990, in Moscow, Idaho. He attended St. Roses, Lena Whitmore Elementary, and graduated from Moscow High School in 2009. He was living in Lewiston [...]


 


 

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 [...]


 


 

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


 


 

Phyllis Graves

Friday, March 18, 2011 1:10 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 2, 1927 - March 16, 2011 


 


 

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 ..... 


 


 

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Ralph L. Hudson

Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeTIETON - Ralph L. Hudson, 81, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on March 14th, 2011. He was born April 5th 1929 in Athol, Kansas. Ralph moved to Tieton in 1955 and has been a resid


 


 

Rashmi G. PACE

Rashmi G. PACE, N.D. A graduate of Bastyr University, Rashmi practiced naturopathic medicine at her clinic in Edmonds. She is survived by husband John, daughter Shefali, mother Savitri Garg, and sister Ranjana. Born in India, she came to the US with her family in 1968. She graduated in EE from UW in 1970 and married soon after. They lived in Oregon, where she got an MBA. After moving to Seattle she worked in marketing and sales for several companies. Services will be at 2:00 Today, March 19 at Bastyr U. Chapel in Kenmore. Donations may be sent to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.


 


 

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.


 


 

Rita Jean Wilkins

Was born in Wolf Point, MT on May 30, 1948 and went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2011 with her sister Marie and daughter Sabrina by her side. Rita was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Garfield Healey; sister, Gloria Garfield; son, Damian Burnley; brother, Fred Blakemore; and niece, Chloma Carell. She is survived by her son, Michael Burnley; daughters, Sherry and Sabrina Burnley; sisters, Sharon Gonzales, Annelle Archdale, Marie ( husband Gerald) Whatley, her twin sister of Texas Anita Blakemore; brother, Sam (wife Jane) Archdale of Dallas, Texas; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. "We love you Rita". Rita's family wishes to thank Horizon Hospice for their loving compassion and care. Visitation will be held from 1:00PM -" 5:00PM Saturday, March 19 at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA. Funeral service will begin at 1:30PM on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the funeral home with interment following the service at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online guestbook at


 


 

Robert Paul Shanewise

In memory of Dr. Robert P. Shanewise who passed away February 26,2011, a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 5 to 7 PM at the Community Center at Rockwood South, 2015 S. Forest Estates Drive., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, Spokane or Rockwood Residents' Assistance Endowment Fund.


 


 

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


 


 

Ryan Clark "Rink" Mansfield

"Rink" took his last eight-second ride on Saturday, March 12, 2011. He was surrounded by his family and friends as he departed and entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Rink was a graduate of Odessa HS and had the biggest heart. As a true cowboy he loved the rodeo, fishing, horseback riding and river rafting. He was a best friend to many. Ryan was preceded in death by his stepdad Bob Gilbert and nephew Roman. He leaves behind his Gram-ma Dona Carolene; mom, Kathy Gilbert; dad, Don Mansfield; brothers Shane (Carrie) Gilbert; Kody (Julie) Johnson; Kory (Rachel) Johnson and Brandon Mansfield; sisters Gayla (Marty) Nealis; Natalie Mansfield and Heather (Tony) Martinez; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his beloved dog Ace., A Memorial Service will be held in memory of Ryan on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Church of God, 2102 E. Everett Ave., Spokane, WA.


 


 

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 


 


 

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 


 


 

Susan Dickinson

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

July 22, 1925 - March 11, 2011 


 


 

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.


 


 

Virtudes Pizarro Tribble

Thursday, March 17, 2011 2:00 PM

Virtudes Pizarro Tribble, 84, a 47 year East Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital, in Wenatchee. She was born on August 14, 1926, at Malaga, Spain, to the late Jose Pizarro Corrales and Ana Ruiz Padilla. She was raised and educated in Malaga, Spain and later went to work as an Administrative Assistant for a textiles factory in Malaga, Spain.


 


 

Vivian Beatrice DeVore

Vivian Beatrice DeVORE 3/23/1926 ~ 3/4/2011 Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister Vivian passed away March 4, 2011 in Edmonds at the age of 84. She was born on March 23, 1926 in Ballard, WA. To Sylvester and Sophie Bevry. She is survived by her brother Jerry Bevry as well as five children, Susan Kelley, Donna Thompson, Charles Ray DeVore Jr., Gordon DeVore and Debbie DeVore in addition to 11 grand children and 7 great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home next to her husband Charles DeVore Sr. who preceded her in death. At her request there will be no funeral services. RIP Mom, We love you and miss you! Sign Vivian's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.


 


 

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 .....


 


 

William (Bill) Frank Russell

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend William (Bill) Frank Russell, went to be in the arms of his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 


 


 

William W. "Pat" Murphey

William W. (Pat) MURPHEY William W. (Pat) Murphey, 93, Kansas City, MO., formerly of Bellevue, WA passed away on Mar. 16, 2011. Pat was born Feb. 14, 1918 in Braggs, OK and grew up in the El Dorado Springs and Nevada, MO area. He attended school in Stillwater, OK where he met his wife Alma, the love of his life. He was a World War II veteran serving his country in the Air Force. After the war Pat was hired by Boeing Aircraft where he worked for over 40 years. He began his career in Wichita, KS and moved to Seattle, WA where he retired. After retiring from Boeing he worked selling real estate, did watch repair and preparing income taxes. Pat was an outdoorsman. He began hunting and fishing at a young age and continued his love for both sports throughout his life. He never tired of talking about his outdoor adventures and the friends whom he enjoyed these activities with him. Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Alma Murphey in 1991. He is survived by his sister Lenora Royston of Kansas City and her husband Carl along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday March 19th 2011, 5 pm at Mount Moriah Terrace Park.


 


 

Zita G. "Welle" Reisenauer

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, WA to John J. and Agnes Fuchs Welle. Her father John Welle owned a hardware, harness and shoe repair shop along with being the local undertaker of Uniontown. Agnes Fuchs Welle died at the young age of 39, leaving nine children. John they married Elizabeth Brockendorf, who was a loving mother to all of the children., Zita married Paul M. Reisenauer on November 21, 1933 at St. Boniface Church in Uniontown. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before he passed away in 1999., They farmed at Colton until 1944, then moved to the Thorncreek area where they farmed until 1960 when their son Gerald took over the farm. They then moved to Moscow where Zita was employed as a cashier at Fonk's Dime Store for many years until retiring. They resided at the Good Samaritan Retirement Center for many years., She and Paul spent their retirement years volunteering, playing bingo and traveling to many countries throughout the world. They were members of the Moscow Roadrunners Club. She and Paul were avid dancers and would dance weekly at the Moscow Moose Lodge. She was an avid bowler and is a member of the bower's Hall of Fame in Moscow-Pullman. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moscow, the Altar Society and a Catholic Daughter. She was a fifty year member of the, in Moscow., She is survived by her five children; Gerald and Judy of Moscow, David and Theresa of Medical Lake, WA, Justine and Tom Osborne, Judy Dahmen and Pauline and Jim Spangler, all of Lewiston. In addition, she is survived by 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren, and a sister Marie Evett of Lewiston. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, four sisters and four grandchildren., A Rosary service will be conducted on Friday at 7:00 P.M. at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown on Saturday at 11:00 AM. She will be buried at St. Gall Catholic Cemetery in Colton, WA and a dinner will follow at the Community Center in Uniontown., The family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary's School Foundation or to St. Augustine's Foundation of Moscow or to a charity of the donor's choice., Arrangements have been entrusted to SHORT'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

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