Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/22/2011


Alan B. Chandler

CHANDLER, Alan B., July 28, 1942 -, March 17, 2011, Al's courageous eleven-year battle with prostrate cancer ended on March 17, 2011 and he is now in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ., Al was born on July 28, 1942 in Spokane, WA to his parents Atlee and Azalea Chandler. Alan grew up in Spokane Valley (Opportunity) attending Broadway Elementary, North Pines Junior High School, and graduating from Central Valley High School in 1960. Al moved to Oregon in 1961 and received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Linfield College in 1964. He went on to earn two Masters Degrees from Oregon College of Education. The first was a Masters Degree in Education in 1970 and then a Masters Degree in Corrections Administration in 1976., He is survived by the love of his life, Toni, his wife of 35 years, and their two children, Amy, of Salem, OR; and Chris and his wife Nina of Kirkland, WA; his mother and stepfather Azalea Chandler-Schmer and Bob Schmer of Beaverton, OR; and his youngest brother, David and his wife Ernie of Walla Walla, WA. His father Atlee and brother Lynn preceded him in death., Al Chandler retired from the State of Oregon, Department of Corrections in 1997 after working there for 33 years. He started as a Correctional Officer at Oregon State Correctional Institution in June 1964. Over the next 23 years, he worked as a Correctional Counselor, Institution Parole and Probation Officer, Grant Writer, Program Manager, and Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at the Oregon State Penitentiary. In 1987, he was appointed as the Depart-ment's first Director of Inmate Custody Classification where he played a major role in the development of the departments custody classifi- cation system. In 1992, he came to the central office as the Deputy Assistant Director of Institutions and in 1994 was promoted to the Assistant Director of Institutions, where he oversaw all 12 state institutions and the planning of 7 additional institutions., After his retirement, Al enjoyed traveling, working out, playing racquetball, fishing, visiting Starbucks, and socializing with his ATO Fraternity Brothers and all of his many other friends., Al's sense of humor, loving character and huge heart poured into the lives of all of his friends and family and his departure will leave a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him., We will be honoring and remembering Al at a Memorial service which will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday the 26th of March at the First Christian Church, 685 Marion Street NE, in Salem and will then have a party to celebrate his life at his home in Salem. We wish to invite everyone who loved him to attend both the Memorial Service and the following Celebration of Life., In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you make a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation "In Memory Of" Alan Chandler. He lost his battle but we hope, with your help, there will someday be a cure.



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 



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.



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



Barnhart, Laurence J. "Barney"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 AM 

Laurence J. (Barney) Barnhart Barney Barnhart, resident of Hearthstone Cottages in Ellensburg, died peacefully on march 19th in the presence of his wife and nephew. ..... 



Barton Frank

Barton Frank, well-known musician, professor, and educator, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2011. He was born October 5, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Anne and Adam Frank. His talent for music and the cello was recognized early, and he studied with the world-famous cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky which was the start of a successful and varied music career. He graduated early, at age 19, with honors from the Curtis Institute of Music and became the youngest principal cellist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Barton continued his career with tours throughout Canada, Mexico, and the United States, both in orchestras and as a soloist. He was principal cellist of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra where he met cellist Maureen O'Carroll who became his wife and the mother of their three children. The strong drive to teach brought him to Washington State University in 1965 where he was professor of low strings and conductor of the orchestra. He was recruited to be a member of the music faculty at Western Washington University and accepted the position in the fall of 1969. After retiring he continued teaching private lessons, coaching chamber music groups, and guest conducting. In recent years he returned to solo performing and captured local audiences with his imaginative recitals and fine musicianship. In addition to music, he loved painting, cooking, photography, and collecting and restoring vintage string instruments. Barton was a passionate man dedicated to his art and will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, and compassion. Barton is survived by his children, Adrienne, Leora, and Eamon, four grandchildren, dear friend Sharon Ashley and a multitude of students and great friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 25th at 3:00 PM at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham. Memorials may be made in Barton Frank's name to the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attn DEV office.



Beed, Galer Winthrop "Bo"

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:00 AM 

Galer Winthrop Beed, 73, of Ellensburg, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, after a long illness, at Royal Vista Care Center in Ellensburg.  His .....



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.



Betty Jane Berg

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Smith Funeral HomeBetty Jane Berg, age 71, of Granger, WA is resting now in the arms of her Heavenly Father. She passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Toppenish. Betty was born December 9, 1939 in Atkinson, NB, the daughter 



Beverly Kirkwood Martini

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

WILSONVILLE, OR - Beverly Kirkwood Martini passed away on January 20, 2011 in Wilsonville, Oregon. Beverly was born and raised in Toppenish and was the last surviving daughter of the late Allan and Bessie Kirkwood. She was born on May 28, 1919



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



Briggs, Dorothy Nies "Dottie or Mamacita"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dorothy Nies Briggs, 94, passed away Saturday at Royal Vista Care Center in Ellensburg. She was born in Oak Creek, Colorado, near Steamboat Springs, ..... 



Burke Hatfield

Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:00 PM 

Burke Hatfield passed away March 14, 2011. John Burke Hatfield was born at the St. Anthony Hospital in Wenatchee, on March 22, 1930, to John and Geraldine Hatfield of Wenatchee. Burke attended grade, junior high and high school in Wenatchee, graduating in the spring of 1948.




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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



Carl Theodore Haatveit

Carl Theodore Haatveit beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2011., He was born on April 27, 1918 in Wanke, Minnesota. At the age of seven, he moved to Stanwood where he attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School., In 1942 he joined the, Air Corp and spent the next three and half years serving his country during, On February 28, 1947 he married Anna Hilmo and moved to Everett where he lived on Rockefeller Ave. for the next 64 years. He was a 60 year member of Central Lutheran Church in Everett. He worked for 25 years at Simpson Lee Paper Co. and ten years at Everett Pad and Paper., He was preceded in death by his parents, Vraal and Else Haatveit; brother, Richard; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law., He is survived by his wife, Anna, at home; daughter, Carol (Andy) Andersen, of Ellensburg; grandsons, Jason (Sarah) Andersen, of Snohomish, WA and Terry Andersen, of Mt. Vernon, WA; great-granddaughters, Reese and Quinn Andersen of Snohomish, WA; sister-in-law, Bernice Westberg, of Sumner, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews., He will be remembered for his quiet, gentle spirit and love of family and friends., Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 at Solie Funeral Home., The family is especially grateful to all those who cared for him in such a loving manner.



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Cheryl Lynn Phillips

Entered into rest March 16, 2011. Cheryl was born October 27, 1943 in Salem, OH to Dean and Mildred Phillips. She is survived by her brother Bill (Brenda) Phillips, Cheney, WA and his family. Cheryl taught school for 30 years in Columbus, OH where she worked with her class to make the white-tailed deer the state animal. She moved to Spokane, WA in 1994 where she continued to be a strong animal advocate and supported numerous shelters and animal support groups. No services will be held. If desired, memorial contributions for animal support or shelters would be appreciated. Please visit Cheryl's online tribute and leave a condolence at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to



Clarence Nelson Jr.

Clarence NELSON Jr. Clarence Nelson Jr. ('Pee Wee') 79, formerly of Tacoma WA, died peacefully surrounded by family, March 19th, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Jeanette, brother William Nelson (Beatrice), 5 children: Lori Jenkins (Greg), Jim Coston (Kathi), Bill Coston (Sherry), Debra Hodges (Don), and Judith Rea (Tony), 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He started working at a young age in a gas station where he got his nick name 'Pee Wee'; this followed him throughout his 4 years of active duty in the Air Force and 38 successful years at the Boeing Company, retiring as Director of Manufacturing for the Commercial Airplane Division. Clarence took great pride in his family and his career - enjoying most special times with family and friends. The memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 1:00. at Wayside United Church of Christ 2000 SW. Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023. Memorial donations can be made to Wayside United Church of Christ or Hospice.




D. Eileen Fasso, age 82, of Burlington, WA, passed away March 12, 2011 in Tucson, AZ., Arrangements and obituary are pending. 



DEATH NOTICE: Betty Pritchett

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Betty Pritchett, 74, formerly of Moscow and Pullman, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Medical Lake, Wash. Arrangements are pending with Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston, Idaho. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: George Gardai

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

George Gardai, 91, of Moscow died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. [...] 




Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:00 AM

Joan M. Quinn, 69, of Potlatch, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho.Arrangements are pending at Shorts Funeral Chapel in Moscow. [...] 



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. [...]




Don worked for DuPont and General Electric at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland during the 1960s and for Boeing during the 1970s. While at Boeing he was one of thousands who produced the first Boeing 747. He moved to Colorado in the late '60s-early 1970s where he worked for Dow Chemical at Rocky Flats Nuclear facility. It was during this time in Colorado that he became reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Aladean (Myers) Holland. Don and Aladean married in June of 1973, blending her family of three boys and two girls with his one daughter. The family moved to Rocky Ford, Colorado where he returned to his roots and first love; farming. He also worked for the Rocky Ford water district and the Cheraw School District., In 1996 Don and Aladean moved to Severance, Colorado where they semi-retired. She was a nurse at Fair Acres Manor in Greeley and he was a janitor at Sky View Elementary School in Windsor. Health concerns forced both of them to resign the professions they loved., Don was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Florence; one brother, Virgil; first wife, Mae; and second wife and love of his life, Aladean. He is survived by a brother, Wyvern 'Lee' Stoner; his daughter, Teena Stoner Giulio and husband, Monty, of West Richland, WA; his five stepchildren Larry Holland and wife, Charisse, of Reno, NV; David Holland of Council Bluffs, IA; Tom Holland of Glasgow, Scotland; Jeannie Rogers and husband, David, of Tulia, TX; Holly Jamison of Wichita, KS, numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.




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Dale Allen Syfert

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeDale Allen Syfert, a lifelong resident of Yakima, passed away on March 15, 2011, just 8 days before his 90th birthday. He was born March 23, 1921 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Yakima, WA, the only child of 



Daniel Kenan Zimmermann

Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:00 PM 

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." ~ John Muir Daniel Kenan Zimmermann used every moment of his nearly 29 years to live life to the fullest. Few people were more consistently in the moment. Few were so full of joy and exuberance...



Daniel Morasch

Dr. Daniel Morasch of Vancouver, WA, went home to be with Jesus on March 17, 2011. He died peacefully at home with his family. Dan was born in Camas, WA in 1932 and graduated from Camas High School in 1950., Shortly after high school, he served as a U. S. Navy radioman in the Korean conflict., Following his tour with the Navy, Dan attended Clark College for two years then transferred to the, where he graduated from Dental School in 1962., In 2003, after 41 years of successful dental practice in Vancouver, Dan retired to spend more time with his family and enjoy the outdoors., Dan loved to spend time with his family and friends especially on Murphy Lake in Canada as well as on the Washougal River in Skamania County. He loved the outdoors especially if it included fishing or working in his garden., He attended Glenwood Community Church., Dan was awarded the distinguished Clark College Alumni Award for Community Service and Accomplishments in 2004. One of Dan's proudest achievements was his co-founding of the Clark County Youth Football League. This organization has grown from 2 teams and 60 players in 1983 to its current 60 teams and approximately 1500 players. Dan also coached countless youth sports in the community including football, basketball, baseball, and softball. In 1998 he received the Nike Co-coach of the Year award from the Portland Trail Blazers and in 1999 was honored by the National Football Federation of the NFL. Dan served on the SW Washington Hospital Foundation Board, Clark College Foundation Board of Directors, Clark College Alumni Association Board of Directors, Day Break Board of Directors and was a strong supporter of Clark College Penguin Athletic Club. As a member of the Clark County Dental Society, Dan was involved in the research, promotion, planning and implementation of the Clark College School of Dental Hygiene Program., Dan is survived by his wife of 42 years, Leah (Wilmart) Morasch; and his children, Dr. Mark Morasch of Chicago and his wife Gemma and their four children, Tammi Morasch of Vancouver, and Matthew Morasch of Vancouver and his wife Maureen and their two children. He is also survived by his brother, Retired Lt. Col. John Morasch USAF of Vancouver, Mary Margaret (Morasch) Meyer of Nampa, ID, and Flory (Morasch) Eby and her husband Don of Vancouver., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie (Shaw) Morasch; his parents, Anna and John Morasch; and six siblings., The celebration of Dan's life will be held at Glenwood Community Church, Friday, March 25, at 11:00 a.m., Memorial contributions can be made to Clark County Youth Football Scholarship Fund at PO Box 871962, Vancouver, WA 98687 or Glenwood Community Church at 12201 NE 72nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686., Please sign Dan's guest book at:



Deann Michelle Jones

DeAnn Michelle Jones of Vancouver, WA, passed in her home March 12, 2011, to join the Lord too young. She was born July 31, 1975 in Toppenish, WA, the daughter of Michael and Christine Jones. She was raised in Vancouver and graduated from Evergreen High School, class of 1993., She was a pharmacy technician-CPHT and worked in long-term care., DeAnn's passion was her friends, family, music, and horses. Her dream was to operate a horse rescue ranch. She enjoyed music and singing, won many Karaoke singing competitions, and was a dedicated fan of the musicians Queensrÿche. DeAnn also enjoyed weekend drives to Seattle., DeAnn is survived by her father; and brother, James; fiancé, Bobby Jensen; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and loving friends., She was preceded in death by her mother., A memorial service will be announced at a later date., Please sign DeAnn's guest book at:



Death Notice - Betty Wise

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 26, 1919 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Clara Hall

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 28, 1915 - March 20, 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 - Jesus De La Rosa III

Monday, March 21, 2011 5:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 31, 1964 - March 18, 2011 



Death Notice - John Levens

Monday, March 21, 2011 5:34 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

June 22, 1923 - March 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Richard Jones

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 23, 1948 - March 19, 2011 



Death Notice - Rose Stevenson

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 13, 1944 - July 2, 2010 



Death Notice - Ruth McCrea

Monday, March 21, 2011 5:35 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 11, 1919 - March 20, 2011 



Dennice Georgette Gilbert

Dennice G. Gilbert, 61, passed away on March 17, 2011. She was born February 16, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA., Dennice is survived by her husband, Glenn Gilbert; and sons, Erric, of Portland, OR, and Christopher, of New Orleans, LA; daughter, Jodi, of Seattle, WA; and son, John, of Provo, Utah; and one grandson., Dennice was a LVN nurse. She had many talents as a gardener as well as working with arts and crafts. She was a resident of Lake Stevens, WA since July 1999., A service will be held at 10:30 a.m., March 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10120 Chapel Hill RD., Lake Stevens, WA. Viewing will be held starting prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. She will be buried at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA where a grave dedication prayer will be held.



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 Johnson

Donna Johnson, 74, of Granite Falls, WA, died March 18, 2011., Donna was born May 3, 1936 in Arlington, WA., She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gerald ("Pat") Johnson., She is survived by her three children, Jay Johnson, Lindy Johnson, and Connie Wilburn., She is also survived by her brother, Ervin; and sister, Delores., She has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild., Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Granite Falls Legion Cemetery. Afterwards, a celebration of her life will be held at the Granite Falls American Legion.



Donna Melill

Donna MELILL Donna Melill skiing one of favorite resorts in Canada, Sun Peaks, British, Columbia Donna Melill died Sunday, March 13 following a year long battle with cancer. Donna, a graduate of the University of Washington, worked as a speech therapist for the Lake Washington School District. She also worked as a guide for the Mt. Rainier Guide Service climbing the mountain three times. A coloratura soprano, she was involved with the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society many years, starring in some shows. Later in life as an accomplished watercolor artist she was a member of the Eastside Fine Art Society showing her works at exhibitions. Donna, an avid skier and hiker assisted her husband on more than forty-five hiking and skiing tours in Nepal, Tibet, Norway, Japan, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Canada and Europe. Born in Seattle on August 16, 1937, she is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Jack of Issaquah; her daughter Sally Seelye of Graham, son Jim in Seattle and grandchildren James, Jason, Jeffrey and Heather Manset, all in Sheffield, Alabama. A remembrance picnic will be held at Mount Rainier National Park (Reflection Lake area) twelve Noon on August 16th, 2011. In case of inclement weather, Paradise Visitor Center.



Dorothy Irene Krikstanas

Dorothy Irene Krikstanas, 91, went peacefully into the night March 19, 2011 to be with "her Jesus" on St. Joseph's Day. She is now reunited with her sister Charlotte and her Mama and Papa. Dotty left the Ray Hicky Hospice House in Vancouver, WA, with her body covered with the American Flag, clutching her Rosary., Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on January 31, 1920 and was known by many names during her life: Corporal Krikstanas, Cricket, Dotty, Sister Mary of Mercy, and Katherine., During WWII she joined the Woman's Army Air Corp as a meteorologist and stationed in Paris and was involved in the determination of when D-Day was to occur. "We picked a day of poor weather to fool the Germans.", Dotty then joined God's army as she entered The Monastery of the Angels, the Cloistered Dominican Nuns. "Sister Mary of Mercy" but left when her sister became ill. She never forgot her training and her calling and remained a devote Dominican leading a life of service to her fellow man., During her younger years she was an officer and active member of Senatus of the Legion of Mary in New York City. She received much recognition for her outstanding contributions., In 1995 she and her sister Charlotte moved to Vancouver and continued to live a simple life. Gardening and her flowers took up some of Dotty's time., Dotty was a volunteer throughout her whole life. She continued until the ripe age of 89 to volunteer at the Nursing homes and would go and visit with the "old people", many of them younger than she was. She would devoutly go daily to Holy Rosary Church in Portland., Dotty contributed not only her time to causes but would also donate part of her meager income. She was passionate about her work with the anti-abortion movement and up to the end was a figure on the picket lines at the clinic., She loved children and they her. Friends and adopted family kept a vigil around Dotty's bedside during her last week on earth with Cathy Salek and Lydia Keksi coordinating the wonderful volunteers., She was loved and will be fondly missed by many. A funeral Mass will be at 12 noon, Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Portland. Recitation of the Rosary will precede the Mass at 11:30 a.m. Grave side will be at 2:30 p.m. at Mother Joseph Cemetery in Vancouver., Contributions could be made to the Ray Hickey House in Vancouver or to a favorite charity., Please sign Dotty's guest book at:



Duane L. Mercil

Duane L. Mercil, 63, was born on Sept. 10, 1947 in Grand Forks, ND to Elphage and Eleanor Mercil and passed away on March 18, 2011 in Vancouver, WA., He attended Clark College and served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1973., Duane enjoyed handicrafts, drawing, music, camping and outdoor activities with his family., Special thanks to NW Cancer Specialists and Hospice Southwest and Ray Hickey Hospice House., Duane is survived by brothers, Dan (Marlies) Mercil, Jim Mercil; sister, Connie (Joe) Poleo; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Eleanor Mercil., Private interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Duane's guest book at:




Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Hilt, 91, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley., She was born on February 23, 1920 in Ashland, Nebraska, the daughter of harry & Ethel (Carey) Vandeman., In 1925 the family moved to Burlington where Bette was raised and attended school, graduating from Burlington-Edison High School with the class of 1938., After high school she moved to Seattle where she worked as a waitress and then in 1942 began working for Boeing, first in blueprinting and then in finance where she worked for several years., On February 19, 1944 she was united in marriage to Raymond Hilt in Seattle and they made their home in downtown Seattle until moving to the Magnolia area in 1950., In 1958 she began working as a clerk at Meredith's five & dime store where she worked off and on for over 25 years. In 2004 Bette & Ray moved to Sedro-Woolley to be near family., She was a member of the, in Ballard and Mount Vernon and the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Her leisure time was spent gardening, reading and traveling., Bette is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ray and her son, Greg of Sedro-Woolley and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and two sisters., A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at the Burlington Cemetery on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM., Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Bette and sign the online guest register at



Elizabeth Alice Parsons

Libby was witty, opinionated, kind, generous, and a woman of strong convictions. She was a pillar of strength to her brothers and sisters and a favorite among her nieces and nephews. Libby was a bright light in our lives with her beaming smile and witty sense of humor. We will forever remember the sound of her laughter and the smile on her face. She will be so greatly missed by us all.



Elizabeth Leann Coleman

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareElizabeth Leann Coleman, premature infant daughter of Kris and Kim (McClintock) Coleman of Yakima died at birth Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.



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



Elma Isabel White Lee

Tot Lee, age 99, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2011 at Harbor Care in Oak Harbor four months shy of her 100th birthday., She was born on July 15, 1911 in Nutana, Saskatchewan, Canada the fourth child of Achilla White and Martha Hickson White. She was given the childhood name "Tot" for youngest which stayed with her throughout her life. Tot moved with her family to the United States in her teen years, settling in the Bremerton, WA area and graduating from Bremerton High School. During WWII she worked as a secretary for the Naval Department in Bremerton., Tot was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sisters, her first husband Ray Moliter, her second husband Don Lee and one great grand-daughter, Samantha., She is survived by her son, Robert (Carol) Moliter of Coupeville, WA; daughter, Sally (Sandy) Church of Hansville, WA; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren., Tot and Don Lee operated Lee Grocery Company of Everett for many years while living at Hermosa Beach near Marysville. Tot loved her waterfront home and many of the neighbors were her dearest friends. Don and Tot enjoyed fishing and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest waters. Winters were spent in Palm Springs and Tot traveled throughout the world, often accompanied by either her brother or her sisters. Tot and Don were avid gardeners as well as belonging to the Everett Yacht Club for many years. Tot also was a member of the Port Gardner Ladies Golf Club since 1946 and was an active golfer into her early 90's. She remained an ardent Master Bridge player until the last couple of years. One of her favorite activities was attending the Marysville Strawberry Festival, not missing a parade for 54 consecutive years., Donations may be made to an animal shelter of your choice as her most cherished companions in later life were her dog "Sadie" and her cat "Hazel." Another donation suggestion would be to any charity providing relief for Japan. When Tot was admitted to the Whidbey General Hospital Emergency Department on March 10 she insisted that there had been an earthquake that morning. The next day Japan was to suffer their devastating earthquake., Notes of condolence may be left at soliefuneralhome



Ernest J. Eytinge

Ernest J. Eytinge, M.D., 94, husband of Isabelle Eytinge, Moses Lake resident and formerly of Everett, Washington passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Columbia Crest Care & Rehab, surrounded by his loving family., Dr. Eytinge was born in San Francisco, California to Ernest J. O. and Marian Brooks Eytinge on August 1, 1916. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Academy in 1936 and did his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. His medical training was at Washington Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri and his residency training was in New York City and Lahey Clinic in Boston, MA. His specialty was Internal Medicine. He was certified and recertified by the Board of Internal Medicine., As an Army doctor in World War II in the European Theatre, he fought in France and helped liberate prisoners from the Jewish Internment Camp at Dachau, Germany., Returning from the War, he practiced for over 40 years on Colby Avenue in Everett, Washington. After he retired he was a ship's Doctor on many cruise lines, visiting every continent., His interests include boating, flying his plane, scuba diving, skiing, reading and traveling. For over fifty years Dr. Eytinge was a familiar face at the Everett YMCA enjoying the camaraderie and exercise., Ernest married Marion Hedges in 1944. They had three children, Jonathan (wife, Mary), Margo and Barbara (husband, Richard). His grandchildren are Jonathan, Bret, Alexis, Lian, and Bin., He is survived by Isabelle, his wife of 40 years; his step-children are Mary Margaret Endicott, Jennie Larson (husband, Larry) and James Cory (wife, Jackie); grandchildren are Todd Lewis, Katina Eme, Ryan, Kene and Jamie Larson., Cremation has taken place and private services will be held at the Mt. Tahoma Veteran's Memorial Cemetery., Memorials may be made to Providence Hospital Foundation of Everett or your favorite charity., Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at, Arrangements are in care of Kayser's Chapel & Crematory.




CARD OF THANKS, The Family of Francis J. Bacoka would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all those who supported us in our time of grief. Thank you for the Prayers, cards, flowers, and memorial donations, and for attendance at the Service.



Fisher, Dana Luane

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dana Luane Fisher, 64, passed away on Friday, March 11th, 2011 in Fargo ND, after a very courageous eleven year battle from an extended illness. .....



Frances M. Johansen

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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 



George J. Grimm

George J. Grimm, 92, of Arlington, WA passed away of natural causes on March 19, 2011 at the family farm which had been homesteaded by his great- grandfather, Thomas Jensen, in 1878., He was born on July 9, 1918 in Arlington, Washington to William G. and Dora Grimm, both Stillaguamish Valley pioneers. He grew up in the area now known as Island Crossing. He graduated in 1936 from Arlington High School. After high school, he was employed in Snohomish, WA as a driver for Darigold dairy products on a route to Stevens Pass. In 1937, he pursued a passion for flying and attended Curtiss-Wright Technical School, an aircraft mechanic's school at Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, California. He worked for Boeing Airplane Company with a journeyman mechanic rating at the old Plant #1 on the Duwamish River until he and many others heeded the call to serve this country during, During World War II, he served in the, from 1942 to 1948 and was commissioned as a Naval Aviator assigned to Naval Air Transport Service Squadrons VR-2 and VRJ-1. The mission of these squadrons was to rapidly transport vital cargo, specialist personnel and supplies to fleet and ground forces in the Pacific War Zone using Consolidated PB2Y Coronado flying boats. On August 29, 1945, he was assigned as first pilot on the flight transporting Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz to the Japanese Surrender Ceremony in Tokyo Bay which took place a few days later aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri. He flew many Congressional junkets and military dignitaries during his Navy years., In 1948, George returned to the family dairy farm and operated it until 1978, shipping millions of gallons of Darigold milk over the years. He was actively involved in soil conservation, wetland protection, farmland preservation and other environmental concerns affecting local farmers. The Grimm's were Snohomish County Dairy Family of the Year in 1968., He was a member of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association, the Puget Sound Chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America, the PB2Y Flying Boat Squadrons Association, Museum of Flight, Nile Shrine Center Temple Guard, the American Legion and Peace Lutheran Church., He is survived by his son Bruce (Anne), of Longview, WA; sisters, Martha Young, of Stanwood, WA., Dorothy Carroll, of Mt. Vernon, WA., Betty Keller, of Redmond, WA; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlyne (Haugen) Grimm, in 1988; second wife, Violet (Tate) Grimm, in 2006; and his son, Robert Grimm, in 2007; as well as brothers, William T. and John A. Grimm., Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in Silvana with Pastor Jeff Driscoll presiding. There will be a private family burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery at The Little White Church on the Hill in Silvana., Memorials may be sent to the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE., Arlington, WA, 98223; or The Little White Church on the Hill, c/o Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 100, Silvana WA 98287., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.



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



Glen E. Johnson

Glen was born on November 24, 1922 in Spokane to Ed and Beda Johnson. He grew up in Dalkena and Newport, WA. He graduated from Newport High School in 1941. After graduation he went to work for National Cash Register until he entered the Coast Guard in 1942. After his honorable discharge in 1945 he again worked for National Cash Register. He attended one semester at WSC in Pullman until being called home to help his father who became ill. In the spring of 1946 he met Lora Jean Blewett. They were married August 10, 1946. Glen started working for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in the spring of 1947. He had several jobs with Goodyear in Ephrata, WA, Eugene, OR and Burbank, CA. He and his wife returned to Spokane in 1954, they then moved to Missoula, MT in the fall of 1954. They returned to Spokane in 1956 and have lived here since. Glen retired on disability from Goodyear in 1981 due to a TIA (forerunner of a stroke). He thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing especially fly fishing at Yokum Lake. He was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners. Glen is survived by his wife Jean of 64 years, as well as many cousins in Sweden. He was preceded in death by his parents. A special thanks goes to the doctors, nurses, and staff on the 7th floor at Sacred Heart Hospital who took such good care of Glen. At his request there will be no services. Burial will take place at Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the memorial of your choice.



Gregory Wayne Diamond

Gregory Wayne DIAMOND Gregory Wayne Diamond, 48, ofIron Mountain, Michigan, died Wednesday March 2, 2011. Greg was born in Seattle, Washington, graduated from Lindbergh High School in 1981 and the University of Washington in 1986. At the time of his death,Greg was Product Manager-Publication Grades for US Dryer Fabrics for Albany International. Greg is survived by his wife of 20 years Beverly, son Drew, and daughter Demi, all of Iron Mountain, Michigan. Greg's survivors include his mother R. Elaine Diamond of Renton, Washington and sister Kathleen Diamond Jensen, of Great Falls, Montana. Greg was preceded in death by his father G. Warren Diamond. Condolences can be expressed online at: www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.



H. Ida Focht

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 PM 

Ida Focht, of Wenatchee, WA, died peacefully in her home on March 21, 2011. Born June 23, 1915, to William J. and Lena Osten, she and her two brothers grew up on a farm between Morrison and Perry, OK. Because of the distance from school, Ida roomed with Mrs. Moore and three other girls in the neighboring town of Morrison.



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.



Harvey Warninger

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Harvey Ray Warninger passed away March 16, 2011 peacefully in his sleep with family at his side. He was the first born child of Harvey Fred and Inez (Hansen) Warninger in Yakima, Washington



Helen E. Ruark

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Helen Elizabeth Ruark, long-time resident of Yakima, died March 17, 2011. Helen was born in Yakima on April 16, 1913. She was the daughter of Phillip and Josephine (Jenson) Samuelson. A



Homer James Iredale

Homer James Iredale passed away in Vancouver, Washington at the age the of 90 years., He was born in Nyssa, Oregon to Albert James Iredale and Georgia (Evans) Iredale., During, , he served in the, , spending most of his time in the South Pacific., He is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Upon his graduation, he entered the retail trade business where he spent most of his working career., He was a hard working, loyal and loving man who was an avid gardener, cook and outdoorsman., Survivors include his wife, Jane, of Vancouver; daughter Louise Farrar-Wegener and husband, Mike of Tigard, OR; son Hugh Iredale and wife, Ruth of Sequim, WA; son, Bruce Iredale of Tigard, OR; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., His life will be celebrated with a memorial service at Willamette Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011., Please sign the Guest Book at



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.



In Loving Memory of Glen Patrick Bradley

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:00 PM 

You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.



In Loving Memory of Rose Sage

Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:00 PM 

It's been a year since you left us and not a day goes by that we don't think of you and miss you. You were many things to us; a mother, sister, grandmother and friend, and we were honored and blessed to have you for the time we did, but our lives are not the same without you. We love you and miss you. You will forever be in our hearts. Julia, Rachel and your family




Jack Moore, age 90, a resident of Burlington passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Life Care of Skagit Valley., A full obituary will follow in the Skagit Valley Herald., Arrangements are under the direction of Hulbsuh Funeral Home, Burlington.




James Edward Gibbs, 44, a resident of the Lyman community, went home to heaven on Saturday, March 19, 2011 after a 14 month battle with Leukemia (AML)., Jim was born in Yakima, WA on August 1, 1966. At the age of 5, he was adopted by Jack and Liz Gibbs., He loved growing up on Samish Island and had many wonderful memories., Jim graduated from Burlington-Edison H.S. in 1984 and then moved south of Seattle where he worked in manufacturing. He spent 12 years working for Crane Pro Industries/Kone Cranes in Kent, WA., On August 14, 1993, Jim married Kyla Bennink, and the two made their home in Edgewood, WA and began their family there. They moved to Skagit Valley in 2003, and built a home on family property near Lyman. Jim was fortunate to get a job with Janicki Industries in 2008 where he enjoyed working as a project manager until his cancer diagnosis., Jim was a hard working man, who enjoyed the outdoors, working on projects and playing with his kids. He loved the Lord, his family and his friends. Jim was so proud of his 4 children and was a wonderful husband and father., Jim is survived by his wife, Kyla and his children, Nathan, Zachary, Elizabeth and Aaron; his father, Jack Gibbs of Sedro Woolley; his sister, Lisa Favorite of Massachusetts; and numerous extended family members., He was preceded in death by his mother, Liz Gibbs, in 2009., The Gibbs family wishes to thank Dr. Bruce Mathey and the staff at the North Puget Cancer Center and United General Hospital, their church family at Christ the King Community Church, Janicki Industries and the Homeschool Community for all their help, prayers, and support. They request that memorials be made to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284., A Celebration/Memorial service will be held on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Christ the King Community Church, 2111 Riverside Drive in Mount Vernon with Pastor Mark Collins officiating. There will be a reception immediately following at the same location., Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Jim and sign the online guest register at




Jean L. Clement, age 89, a native of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley., Jean was born on January 13, 1922, in Sedro-Woolley to Arthur and Pearl (Innis) Coventry, an early pioneer family of Wickersham., She enjoyed gardening, both for vegetables and flowers, and was very patriotic. Jean was "salt of the earth," being a longtime and active member of both the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles., She is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Wicker of Clear Lake and Charlene Cress of Sedro-Woolley; her son, Rod Clement and his wife, Jolene of Shelton, Washington; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Jean was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd Cope and Charles Clement; son, Leonard Cope; and later, her dear friend, John Lee., A graveside inurnment service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery with Pastor Steve Fish presiding. A reception will follow at the Legion Hall., Services and cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel., Share your memories of Jean, and sign the on-line guest register at



James L. "Jim" Dixon

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeYAKIMA - James L. "Jim" Dixon (89) of Yakima passed away on Thursday March 17, 2011 in Yakima. He was born in Mason Town, WV on May 10, 1921. Mr. Dixon graduated from the University of West Virginia in Morganto



James Wesley Wynn

James Wesley Wynn "JW" passed away peacefully at home on Saturday March 12, 2011. He was born in Grady County, Georgia on October 12, 1929, but, has been a resident of Washington State for more than 60 years., He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Brodie (Ralph); son, Dennis (Petra); granddaughters, Kim Lacy (Chuck), Lizette Duman (Uger) and Cherie Braun; great-granddaughters, Crystal, Cristine and Alana; a sister in Georgia, Glynda McCorkle, and her son, Jack; and several nieces and nephews., A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Wednesday March, 23, 2011 at Allen Creek Community Church, 7314 44th Ave. NE., Marysville, WA. (Across from the skating rink) Service will be at 2:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.



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 A. LeRoy

Jeanne A. LeRoy passed away on March 14, 2011 in Marysville, WA after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's., She was born July 14, 1924 in Sheridan, WY but later moved to Seattle, WA where she met and married John P. LeRoy. They relocated with his career to Wichita, KS and during their time there, Jeanne had her own modeling agency and was also a bridal consultant and personal buyer. After moving back to Seattle, she returned to fashion runway modeling which she continued to do until retiring at age 62. She traveled to many countries of the world, enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, watching musicals and was an avid reader., Jeanne is preceded in death by her husband, John; and nephew, John Michael LeRoy., She is survived by her children, Robert LeRoy of Redmond, WA; Susan Dawlearn of Wallis, TX; Sandra Parcher and son-in-law, Doug of Las Vegas, NV; Linda Perry and son-in-law, David of Marysville, WA; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.



Jeremy J. Jefferson

Jeremy Johnathan Jefferson was welcomed into this world on January 2, 1985. On March 16, 2011 at the age of 26 Jeremy departed this world from his current hometown of Kalispel, WA, where he resided for the past 10 years with his mother and step-father Isabelle and Loren Bowman, his sibling's, significant other Mickiyah Nenema-Sijohn and two sons Daniel and Chevy Jefferson. Prior to that time Jeremy resided with his father and step-mother Mark and Joi Lawrence and sibling's on and near Lummi Nation, WA. Jeremy was a beloved father, grandson, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Jeremy was a proud enrolled Lummi tribal member and referred to himself as a "Lummi Long Time." He attended and graduated from Kalispel High School in 2003. Jeremy was no stranger to hard work and was always willing to lend his helping hand. Jeremy worked as a fisherman, fishing along the banks of the Nooksack River and surrounding Puget Sound waters with his father Mark and numerous other family members and friends. Jeremy also worked as a Buffalo Rancher on the Kalispel Reservation and always enjoyed and looked forward to returning to the job each year. If asked to name one attribute best remembered about Jeremy, the response would most definitely be his smile. His infamous million dollar smile. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 22, at 10:00 AM at the Wexliem Community Building. You may share your thoughts and memories of Jeremy in the online guest book at



Jeromy Dale Smith

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Danekas Funeral HomeRITZVILLE, WA - Smith, Jeromy Dale (40), of Ritzville, WA went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ on March 16, 2011. Jeromy was born on October 17, 1970 in Yakima, WA to Roger and Christina (Janzen) Smith. Je



Jesus De La Rosa

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:00 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 31, 1964 - March 18, 2011



Jo Ann (Trautloff) Crawford

Jo Ann Crawford was born in Atchison, KS October 24, 1937. She left us on March 16, 2011., She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Paul Crawford; her children, Dan Crawford, Cami Lizarraga, Kelly Crawford and Marnie Nickerson; her grandchildren, Isaac Daniels and Maurice Mason; and great- grandchildren, Ashton and Aubrey Daniels., Jo left us and joined her son, John, in Heaven, following her battle with cancer. She always said she was going to beat this, but the body was just not strong enough. Jo resided in Snohomish, WA for 26 years, and was a housewife, mother and foster mother. Her pride and joy was her husband, children and grandchildren and anytime she could be heard bragging about them., She worked and retired from GTE (1978-91). She was very active in the dump truck association and the Snohomish MCJROTC program at Snohomish High School. She was always helping others and enjoyed spending time with the students and making a difference in their lives. Many have enjoyable memories spending time with Jo. She entered many crochet items in the Monroe fair and won many ribbons and prizes. Paul and Jo enjoyed traveling in their motor home. Her passions were fishing and Arts and Crafts. Jo treated everyone as family and she will be greatly missed. We are so proud to be a part of her life. We love you Jo., Burial Friday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Purdy & Walter's in Lynnwood, WA., Celebration of Life Sunday, March 27 at noon at the Crawford's home in Snohomish.



John Albert Blake

John Albert BLAKE John Albert Blake, 76, passed away March 18, 2011, in Kent, Washington. He was born May 10, 1934, in Wyandotte, Michigan, where he was raised and graduated from Roosevelt H.S. in 1952. John dedicated over 11 years in the US Army serving in Vietnam and Germany. He was a proud member of VFW Post 1263. He worked for the Boeing Company for over 26 years and was proud to be part of working on the 1st Presidential Airplane and the B2 Stealth Bomber. He is survived by his brother Hank Blake and wife Aimee of Roscommon, Michigan. John will be remembered as a beloved brother, uncle, and friend. In the arms of an Angel may you rest in peace and have everlasting life through Christ. Memorial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Maple Valley on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, promptly at 2:00pm.




John Eric HAGSTROM Born June 14, 1922 in Issaquah, WA, passed away March 16, 2011 in Seattle, WA. John was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Axel, his sister Betty and his belovedwife of 30 years, Alice Virginia Hagstrom. John was retired from Boeing after many years working as a Teamsters Local 174 truck driver. John and Alice moved to Whidbey Island after building a large cedar home where the family spent many memorable Thanksgiving days playing mud football. Whether you knew him as Papa John or Big John, he was a quiet and gentle man with a wickedly dry sense of humor. He will be missed by all who loved him. Graveside services will be held at Lakeview Cemetery on Friday, March 25th at 2:00pm.



John H. Hill Jr.

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John H. McKeown

John H. McKeown went home to be with his Lord and Savior March 7th 2011. He is desperately missed by his wife of 29 years, Molly (Moira), two children, Arianna and Owen. Born in 1943 in Delaware to John and Ada Mae McKeown, John grew up to be a strong, quiet man who prioritized his life according to his love of God, family and country. He dedicated his life to caring for the needs of his family and extended family whom he loved. John lived his life honorably, serving in the Merchant Marines, the US Air Force during the



Johnson, Doris Louise (Hickenbottom)

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:00 AM 

DORIS LOUISE JOHNSON      Born September 3, 1922, Died March 16, 2011. Doris Johnson followed her husband, Keith Johnson,  in death four months later. Doris ..... 



Juanita V. (Rinker) Jones

Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:00 PM 

Juanita was born to O.C. and Amy (Coordes) Rinker at their Douglas, WA homestead. She passed away unexpectedly at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA, surrounded by her loving family. Juanita attended school through the eighth grade in Douglas; then attended Waterville High School, graduating in 1951. She married her high school sweetheart, Paul M. Jones, on July 26, 1952.




In the summer of 1946 Ken met the love of his life, Ruby Martin. They soon married on January 10, 1948, in Stamford, Texas. In 1950, Ken and Ruby moved to Kennewick, WA where he worked as a meat cutter for Sherman's Market. In 1953 Ken joined Teamsters Local 839 and worked as a bread truck driver for 35 years. They moved to West Richland, WA in 1975. Ken loved to be busy, so after retirement from the Teamsters he worked at Desert Buick selling cars., Ken was preceded in death by his wife Ruby, brothers Clarence, Leslie, and Gerald DeVries, sisters Wilma and Arlene. He is survived by his brother Thurlow DeVries of Olathe, Colorado, son Cecil DeVries of Burbank, WA, son Kenneth 'Rick' DeVries and wife Joyce of Goldendale, WA, and daughter Diane Wade and her husband Steve of Kennewick, WA; 4 grandchildren: Jason, Kristi, Ryan, and Kenny, and 3 great-grandchildren, and also his dancing partner and beloved friend Wanda Ling of Grandview., Ken will be greatly missed, but always remembered., Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at Kennewick First United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Kennewick Avenue and Dayton. Graveside services to follow.



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.



Kathryn Lydia Beck Valentine Henry

The next time one of your kids gets on your nerves, reflect a bit on Katie Henry; she had ten children that is, with one new one about every 24 months. For you mothers, imagine being pregnant for 90 months or 7.5 years!, Katie created and repaired most of her family's clothes and with her expertise hand-me-downs became hand-me-down-down-downs with some clothes lasting through three to four of the boys. She cut all hair, routinely prepared dinner for eight or more, and was the traffic cop who determined which one was "next" in the family's single bathroom. Her recipes were quadrupled batches so if one uses them today they create food for the neighborhood. She loved to crochet, knit and create quilts that were donated to her favorite charity, Seattle's Children's Orthopedic Hospital, where she was a member of the women's guild for many years. In her later years she was working on quilts for each of her kids and grandkids out of materials or patterns that were personal to each., Clothes washing was initially performed in wash tubs or with an old wringer washer and drying was performed by hanging the clothes out to dry on the ever-present clothes line. In the winter Katie proved weekly that clothes hung out to dry on a below-freezing day in Washington or Alaska would indeed dry even though they were stiffly frozen when taken off the line. Stack the clothes for an hour and they were totally dry!, Still, it was important to her not to be known as "just a mom." So, for 5 years she worked as the first kindergarten teacher for the Skykomish School district, first taking over the Grotto school house for her classes and later the Sky school basement for her class. The school district figured that if she could raise ten kids, she could teach classes even without a teaching certificate. She was the kindergarten teacher for her youngest child., Born Ledy Kathryn Beck in Lind, Washington in 1918 to Russian-German parents, she lost her father at the tender age of 18 months. When her mother determined that she was unable to care for Katie, at two and a half years of age Katie went to live with Carolyn and Andrew Schrag on their farm near Odessa. In 1923 the Schrags gave up farming and moved to Park Place in Monroe with Katie moving with them. Katie attended school in Monroe, WA with the Schrag children and graduated from Monroe Union High School in 1937. As was the case with many of the Monroe kids in the 20's, Katie worked summers at Frye's Lettuce Farm and in her senior year was an usherette at the Monroe Theater where she met her future husband, George (Bud) Valentine., In August of 1938 she married Bud and together they made their home in Grotto. In 1949, when the family outgrew their home in Grotto, they decided to move to a small farm in Monroe's Park Place with Bud commuting twice a week to the farm. Bud would stay in Grotto and drive down on Wednesday night, leave for Grotto Thursday, before first light, and then return again on Friday night and stay the weekend. Katie would ensure that all children's transgressions would be held until Bud's visit but, in many cases would "forget" the evil if the evil-doer would turn angelic in the interim., Monroe offered more opportunities for the growing family of boys, raspberry and strawberry picking, delivering the Everett Herald and Monroe Monitor, lawn mowing, and support of the local dairy farmers who needed the occasional help, plus taking care of the garden, orchard, chickens, turkeys, cows, and other livestock kept on the farm for family consumption. Katie canned vegetables from the garden, beef stew meat, and hundreds of quarts of fruit from the orchard and from the annual truckload of peaches, pears and apricots from Wenatchee, WA. In both Monroe and Grotto the family members took hunting and fishing seriously with trout, frog legs, grouse and the occasional deer adding to the food inventory for Katie to prepare for the family. In Monroe and Grotto the boys peeled cascara bark and sold it to a broker in Monroe. For those who know what cascara is used for, the after-effects from preparing the cascara sometimes kept Katie busy in that previously mentioned "traffic cop" role., Assignments were made for the daily chores of clearing the table and washing, drying and "putting away" the dishes after meals. The boys worked in the yard and gardens and worked hard to turn the Grotto home into a park. All of the older kids helped with the babies and this help allowed Katie and Bud to take their twice monthly trip to Monroe for groceries and the follow-on card game with Leonard and Bess Schrag at their home off the Monroe golf course. When they arrived home late at night it was expected that the house would still be there with everything in its place and everyone in bed ready for the next day's chores. Bud was the disciplinarian with Katie the gate keeper for all issues that managed to squeak through to Bud., After eight boys and the first girl was born, the state of Washington decided to plunk the center line of the Monroe-Bothell cutoff through the living room of the home in Park Place so, after a less than successful negotiation to sell the farm to the state, the family again moved to Grotto where the last family member, a girl, was born., Bud worked at the cement plant in Grotto and, in 1970 when the plant was closed, Bud supervised the demolition. When that was completed he and the family were transferred to Anchorage. Katie worked at Montgomery Ward until Bud retired in 1972. When the family moved back to Monroe where they lived and worked at the Schrag's golf course for six years while raising the last of the kids. Bud had suffered through his life with heart problems and the strenuous work at the golf course forced him into a second, but limited retirement. Bud and Katie moved to Marysville, WA where they lived until Bud passed away in 1982., In 1983, Katie married John Glick Henry, a life-long friend of Bud and Katie's. John and Katie traveled throughout the western U.S. and Canada, and made many long distance trips together including several trips to Australia, several cruises to the Caribbean, and visited many Central and South American countries. John passed away in 1991 and Katie continued their dream of traveling with trips throughout the United States, a cruise to the Panama Canal and the Caribbean, a trip to Scotland, and an extensive trip to many countries in Europe., Late in her life she achieved another goal, that of writing a short history of the town of Grotto. Katie loved to take care of her home, enjoyed gardening and was especially proud of her family. It was her dream from early childhood on to marry someone tall, dark, and handsome, have her own home, and have ten children with more boys than girls, a dream that she saw come true. She also lived another dream through her world travels and her extensive trips throughout the U.S. with her family and friends. Her greatest quality was being born with a sense of humor which she carried throughout her life., Through her life, Katie's kids jokingly maneuvered to be "her favorite" and each crowed to the other that they were #1. Katie never let on who was her favorite but had confided to those around her that "I want my children to know that they each are my favorite"., Katie passed away in Arlington on March 18, 2011 at age 92 "plus". She is survived by seven of her sons; two daughters; and one step-daughter (having lost one son to Multiple Myeloma in 2009). Her surviving family includes a busload of grandkids; and a few van loads of great-grandkids., Remembrances can be made to Evergreen Hospice Services, 12822 124th Lane NE., Kirkland, WA 98034, 415-899-1040 (http://foundation.evergreenhospital.org/Page.aspx?pid=343); Or to the Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation at http://www. seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/donate/)



Kay Margaret Metcalfe

In memory of Kay Margaret Metcalfe, 68, passed away at her home in Ridgefield, Washington on March 18, 2011. She was the daughter of Franklin H. and Marion Orchard born in Spokane, Washington. Her early years were spent in Tacoma, Washington and upon graduating from high school, attended Washington State University., She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Metcalfe; brother, Del Orchard, DVM; sons, Frank Funk and Brett Funk; and her six grandchildren; along with two step-daughters, Jolene and Valerie Metcalfe., Kay loved everyone and especially enjoyed spending time with her grand-daughters Jordyn, Jaelyn, Josie, Kate, Megan and Zoie., After a business career in high-rise office building management, Kay became an avid golfer, knitter and reader., A memorial service will be held at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1101 NE 112th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington (360) 892-6060 on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 12:30pm., Please sign the Guest Book at



Kenneth W. Felton

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 PM 

Kenneth W. Felton, born October 9, 1927, went to meet the Lord on March 16, 2011, at the age of 83. He was born in Rogersville, MO, where he met his wife of 59 years, Dorothy, (their 60th anniversary would be March 26, 2011). Kenneth was a beloved Husband, Dad and Grandpa and was loved by everyone who knew him.




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Linda Kay Morgan

Linda Kay MORGAN Linda Kay Freemire-Morgan, 73, was born Feb. 20, 1938 in Omak, WA and passed away Feb. 23, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. She is survived by; husband, John; Sons, Kevin (Terrie) and Corey Freemire; daughter, Kari Horsley; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Lois Knowels; brother, Rodney Smitkin. Memorial Service will be Mar. 25, 2011 at 8pm at Holy Family Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will be March 26, 2011 at 10am at Holy Family Catholic Church in Auburn, WA.



Louis Boitano

Louis BOITANO April 16, 1924 ~ March 16, 2001 Lou passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 16, one month shy of his 87th birthday. Lou was born in a small house in Ballard, the offspring of Italian immigrant parents Frederick and Adelina Boitano. After graduating from Ballard High School, Lou enlisted in the Marine Corps and saw active service in the Pacific during the Second World War, serving on the aircraft carrier, USS Bunker Hill where he was involved in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns. A sergeant upon discharge, Lou joined the Seattle Fire Department where he served until retirement. In 1949 he married his beloved neighborhood sweetheart, Carol Virginia Stave, a marriage that lasted nearly 62 years and produced three children and two grandchildren. Lou was always active and after his retirement from the Fire Department took on a second career as a Seattle School bus driver, becoming a beloved figure for the children he drove to school for nearly 20 years. Lou was a self-made-man, owning and managing a hotel in downtown Seattle and other properties in the Northwest. He had many hobbies including being an avid Square Dancer with Carol and building a summer cabin with his own hands on Lake Roesiger: a location enjoyed by countless friends and relatives. Lou travelled to Italy with his family in 1979 and 1982 to meet the aunts, uncles and cousins his mother had told him about all his life. He always felt a strong bond with his ancestral homeland and was an active member in the Sons of Italy. Lou was an avid historian, traveler and explorer, taking his family on many road trips as well as twice to Europe, to South America and on numerous cruises. More than anything, Lou's passion was spending time with his family. He cared for his mother Adelina and his mother-in-law Clara Stave until their passing. Lou loved his house in Magnolia where he lived with Carol for nearly their entire marriage. Lou is survived by his wife Carol, his son Edward (wife Deborah), his son James, his daughter Barbara (partner Phillip, children Lawrence and Jacie) and his grandchildren Nigel and Brianna. Lou will be missed by all. Please join us for a celebration of Lou's Life. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday March 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church with reception to follow at the church. 3051 28th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199. Viewing at Evergreen Washelli on Thursday March 24 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday March 25 from 9:00 to 2:30 pm preceding burial services at 3:00 p.m. 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133. Remembrances can be made to the Alzheimer's Association , American Heart Association or any Firemen's Association.



Louise M. Saccomanno

SACCOMANNO Louise M., Passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011. Louise was born July 3, 1927 in Spokane, WA and is survived by sons: Joe McGraw of Kent, WA and Dwayne (Linda) McGraw of Auburn, WA; grandchildren: Lisa (Marc) Barthuly, Michelle (Ken) Kruzner, and Chad McGraw; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister Juanita Planck. Louise was preceded in death by parents Rudolph and Valena and brother Rudy Saccomanno. Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Rd. Spokane Valley. Louise will be entombed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please sign Louise's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Louise Thomson Cross

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:00 PM 

Louise Thomson Cross died peacefully on March 2, 2011, in Olympia, WA. Mrs. Cross was a longtime resident of the Wenatchee Valley and the Tri-Cities, who moved to the Olympia area following the death of her husband, Robert Cross. Mrs. Cross, then Louise Campbell, was born on February 9, 1923, in Goldendale, WA and grew up in northwestern logging camps operated by her family during her early years.



Lucile Powell Hunt

Lucile was the daughter of Ruben and Clara Powell of Amboy, WA. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Alvin Hunt; daughters, Holly Weeks and Lauri Taylor, all of Ridgefield; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Hunt. Service to be held Thursday, March 24, at Layne's Funeral Home Chapel, 16 N.E. Clark Ave., Battle Ground, WA. at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions: Meals on Wheels or, Please sign the Guest Book at



Lucille M. Underwood

Passed away on March 20, 2011 in Odessa, Washington. She was born on February 18, 1920 in Ruff, Washington to Henry and Katie (Frick) Schibel. Lucille graduated from Odessa High School in 1939 and then attended Kinman Business University. She is survived by her brother, Donald Schibel and Lorene of Odessa, Washington as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents, and two sisters, Lillian Derr and Dorothy Galloway. Lucille enjoyed traveling and her camping group and dancing. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Park, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, Washington with Pastor Jon Hayashi, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.




He was a beloved father, grandfather and brother. He was married to Doris Hinders-Meier of Brit, Iowa from September 1960 September 2001. He was a proud member of Painters Local 427 and also a member in good standing of the El Katif Shriners., You can go to Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home located at 1608 W. Court St. Pasco, WA for viewings on Tuesday and Wednesday March 22 and 23, 2011, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, March 24 at 9 a.m. The service will be held at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011. He will go to City View Cemetery for burial, and send off by the Shriners. After the burial there will be a reception at the Crazy Moose. There will be some appetizers. This gives us all a chance to say our good-byes to a one of kind man. Please come to this departure in comfort. No suits necessary. Just come as you are, he would like that.




Michael was born August 26, 1921, in Spring Valley, New York to Joseph and Lena Walchuk. Bettie was born April 23, 1922, in New Britain, Connecticut to Adam and Wanda Kezek., Michael was survived by his beloved wife Bettie, son Tom, sister Pearl Clouser, and grandson Michael McElroy. Elizabeth was survived by her son Tom, Brother Walter Kezek, and grandson Michael McElroy., Both were preceded in death by their daughter Andrea McElroy., Michael and Bettie were children of the depression and as such both had the common thread of hard times., Michael left high school to join the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 30s, eventually joining the Army Air Corp during WWII. Bettie met Michael between the Conservation Corp and Army Air Corp and instantly fell in love and got married before Michael left for war., Their proudest family moments were to see and know they raised two self sufficient children., Michael loved to do woodwork in his shop. The furniture he made is still in great working condition in their house. Bettie loved to sew anything but was most passionate about quilts; she also loved to volunteer over at Kadlec. Bettie also loved to travel and after the first trip going alone Michael decided he was never going to miss another trip and fell in love with traveling too. Michael's favorite trip was when they traveled to the Great Wall of China.



Margaret E. Melton

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 PM 

Margaret E. Melton, of Wenatchee, entered into peace and rest on March 19, 2011, at Highline Care Center, after a difficult illness. She was born at St. Anthony's Hospital on November 20, 1929, to L. Otto and Gertrude (Bisher) Melton. She attended local schools, graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1947. Employed at Montgomery Ward in the Credit Department in 1951-52.



Margaret F. Peggy EVERED

Margaret F. 'Peggy' EVERED Born December 8, 1924 in Seattle; died March 20, 2011 also in Seattle. Survived by her loving daughter, Mary Anne; sister, Betty Martin; nephew, Fred Martin; grandchildren, Tony and Lisa Evered. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul; sons, John and Paul and daughter-in-law, Sharon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 24th, at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Church, 6201 33rd Avenue N. E., Seattle. Interment, Holyrood Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Medic 1, Mail Stop #359747, 325 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 or charity of your choice. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



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



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 



Marian Pearl Faries

Marian Pearl Faries, 77, of Marysville, WA passed away peacefully on March 19, 2011 in Arlington, WA. She was born on July 1, 1933 in Wilton, ND to Alvin and Martha Zelmer. At a very young age, she and her family moved to Washington. Marian married Lester Faries on Friday, April 13, 1951. She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1951., Marian had many loves, music boxes she had collected over the years; her grandsons' football, basketball and baseball games, even taking her own personal stats; Husky Football, for a while she was a season ticket holder; Elvis Presley, so much she had a son on his birthday; pinochle; stormy nights with wind and rain; and road trips to the Oregon coast., Marian was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene; she was a resident of Marysville for 46 years. She was famous for making her special recipe Mud Pie on birthdays. Whenever anyone in the family was injured she would bring them a "Boo-Bear.", She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Faries in 2007 and an infant daughter, Vicki Rae Faries., Marian is survived by her children, Scott (Georgene) and Dan Faries; five grandchildren, Tara (Garrett) Viggers, Scotty Faries Jr., Joel Faries, Danielle (Doug) Bigelow and Caleb Faries; three great grandchildren, Judah, Gabriel and Scarlett Viggers; brothers, Gene and Rich Zelmer; nieces and nephews, Brian (Barb) Zelmer, Laurie San Cartier, Kim Mundy, Glen and David Covington, and David and Jackie Zelmer., Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 23, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy with visitation from 9 a.m. till service time. Burial will follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. Reception will follow at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy.



Marion Kathryn Jorgeson Hart

Marion Kathryn Jorgeson HART May 11, 1918 ~ March 18, 2011 Marion was born in Vancouver, BC to Amandus and Anna Jorgeson.She was the oldest of four children, including Robert, Betty, and June. In the 1930's, the Jorgeson family moved to Capitol Hill in Seattle. Marion met her husband, Richard Hart, at a dance hall and they were married for 24 happy years. The Harts moved to Magnolia in the 1950's and Federal Way in the 1970's. Marion had one son, Gary, who brought her joy and the gift of two grandchildren who called her 'Oma'. Marion worked as an executive secretary in Seattle and was one of the first to go up in the Space Needle. She was active in church and the 1918 Club, through which she traveled around the world. She had a great sense of humor which she shared every Thursday at the Ladies' Lunch. Marion was a big supporter of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, attending the Festival of Trees for 10 Years. She is survived by her grandchildren Greg (Erika) and Geni (Geoff), great grandchildren, Gavin and Noah, sister-in-law Dorothy, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her son, her parents and her siblings. Funeral Mass will be held March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Federal Way with an internment ceremony at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline. Remembrances can be made to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.



Martha Flavia Newcomb

The world lost an amazing person when Martha Newcomb died at age 103. Martha Flavia Bossuyt was born in Wevelgem, Belgium where she was raised by her Grandmother, Virginia, after her parents immigrated to the United States., When Martha was 12 years old, she and her Grandmother left Belgium, joining the family (which now included four brothers and sisters) on a farm outside of Olympia, WA., Martha married John T. Hoffer (died 1959) and they resided in Olympia. Martha and Johnny had one daughter, Virginia Rebecca, who preceded Martha in death in 2007., As everyone who ever met Martha knows, she was an incredible one-of-a-kind person who had a wonderful love of life. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling anywhere and everywhere. Martha particularly enjoyed the many trips she took to Europe with her family., She was always fiercely independent and lived by herself until just five weeks before her death., Martha had a wonderful sense of humor and kept us all in stitches with her wit, advice and love of food., She was a founding volunteer at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Vancouver in 1984. She volunteered there twice a week until just a few months before her death. She loved her work at the "shop" and leaves behind numerous friends there., Her beloved son-in-law, Jim Andresen, who was by her side when she passed away, survives Martha. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Sue Andresen (Dennis Kirkpatrick) of Bainbridge Island; great-granddaughter, Carrie Kirkpatrick of San Jose, CA; and her French "granddaughter" and husband, Cathy and Raymond Maudet, Cholet, France., Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12th St., Vancouver, WA., Please send any memorial donations to the ACS Discovery Shop, 2011 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660., Please sign the Guest Book at



Martina Joan Wiley

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 PM 

Martina Joan Wiley, 80, a longtime Grant County resident, passed away March 12, 2011, at Bonaventure Senior Living Center in East Wenatchee, WA. She was born on July 15, 1930, in Clearfield, IA to Howard C. and Harriet (Bailey) Bush. As a young child, she moved with her family to Ephrata, WA.



Mary A. Farnan

Mary A. FARNAN Born October 24, 1917 in Bellingham, WA; died March 16, 2011 at her home in Seattle. Survived by her children, Cathy McGreenery (Paul), and Jim Farnan; grandchildren, Lisa, John, Brian, and Jim. Preceded in death by her grandson, Michael. Raised in the Fairhaven neighborhood, she later moved to Seattle and made many lifelong friends. Mary worked tirelessly most of her life and had a fierce sense of responsibility. She had longshore picnics in her earlier days, and loved travel with her friend, Florence, later in life. Holidays were special occasions for Mary, and her family will miss her tremendously. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 24th at 10 AM at St. Alphonsus Church. Interment, Holyrood. Remembrances may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Alphonsus Church, 5816 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Mary Akiye Hikida Shimizu

Mary "Honey" Akiye (Hikida) SHIMIZU Mary, age 76, passed peacefully March 13, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim "Sus"; daughter Debbie Nagasawa (Mark) and grandsons Keegan & Trenton; daughter Cyndi; son Mark (Mary) and granddaughters Taylor & Kelly; sisters, May Chin, Merry Ishino, Rose Fukano & Ruth Sumida and brothers Harry & Jim Hikida; numerous nieces & nephews. Pre ceded in death by her parents Kinzo & Masu (Nishida) Hikida; brothers George & Ben Hikida. Memorial service on Saturday, March 26 at 1 pm at Blaine Methodist Church, 3001 24th Ave S, Seattle 98144.



Maxine Baldwin

BALDWIN, D. Maxine KEIZER, OR. - Maxine Baldwin,, who showed much kindness and brought joy to so many during a life well lived, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was 89., She was born to Fred and Della Carter on May 3, 1921, in Sandpoint, ID., and moved to Spokane, WA., as a child. She married John P. "Jack" Baldwin in 1942 -" the day he left to serve aboard a destroyer in the South Pacific., After the war, they had a daughter, Joyce, and Maxine began many years of service as a foster mother, caring for newborns until they were adopted. Over a quarter-century, she would open her arms to more than 200 babies., Creative and industrious, Maxine enjoyed knitting, crocheting and other crafts, and her projects delighted friends and family. Handy with the computer, she produced greeting cards, family calendars, and ingenious books about her family's history. Maxine and Jack enjoyed camping in their trailer, sometimes with their grandchildren along, and were active in the Holiday Rambler Travel Trailer Club. She and Jack were longtime members of Spokane's Hillyard Baptist Church. They moved to Keizer, OR., in 2004 to be closer to family., In her quiet way, Maxine created a treasure trove of memories -" of camping trips, craft projects, games, delicious meals and more -" that her daughter and grandchildren will always cherish. But her greatest legacy was her unwavering commitment to family, a value that she and Jack lovingly instilled in each successive generation., Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Postrel and son-in-law Dan Postrel; grandchildren Noelle Gatti, Rich Gatti, Coby Holley, Dena Holley, and Ethan and Kyla Postrel; and great-grandchildren Brix and Chase Gatti and Callum and Carson Holley. Jack died in 2010; they had been married almost 68 years. A brother and two sisters also preceded her in death., A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Avamere Retirement Center, 5210 River Road N, Keizer. Donations may be made to Keizer Community Church (503-393-0222), or New Avenues for Youth (503-224-4339), a non-profit service organization for homeless youth in Portland, OR., where her granddaughter Dena is employed.



Maxine Marie Popps

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Minton, Robert George

Monday, March 21, 2011 2:00 AM 

Robert George Minton passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his home. He was 76. He was born in Ellensburg, son of George and Bessie ..... 



Myrna Frances Weaver

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeUNION GAP - Myrna Frances Weaver, a resident of Yakima for more than thirty years, passed away on March 11, 2011 at the Parkside Nursing Care Center. Myrna was born on November 27, 1927, in Ellensburg. She



Myrtle E. Mayo

Myrtle E. Alford Mayo went to her eternal rest on Thursday, March 17, 2011 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 89 years young. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 35 years, Clyde A. Osborne, son, Clyde Williams and grandson Ricky Ellis. She is survived by her husband, Keith L. Mayo, daughters, Kathy Ellis (Ken) & Mary Kollin, stepchildren, Linda Colbert (Guy), Cliff Mayo and Marsha Neal (Ken), grandchildren, Larry Ellis, Linda Keach, Kenny Ellis, Michael Osborne, Steven and Debbie Wanzer, Livia-Bryce and Lucas Colbert, Rostin Lee and several great-grandchildren. Myrtle was rasied by her cousin, famous ball player Lon Warneke in Montgomery County, AR. As a young girl, she played several school sports and later worked with her husband Clyde buying and renovating restaurants. When she remarried, she drove truck with Keith for 16 years before retiring in 1996 in their beautiful home in Lynden, WA. Private memorial services were held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Greenacres Cemetery.




Norma worked for Columbia Industries in Kennewick for 35 years. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene as well., Survivors include nephews Dewey White and Gene Dawson; nieces Genell Johnson and Faye Jones; numerous great-nieces and - nephews; and her #2 Jerry Steinert. Preceding her in death were her parents and siblings.



Norma Ruth Wooten

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Einan's Funeral HomeNorma Ruth Wooten, 76, of Yakima, WA passed away March 15, 2011 in Yakima. She was born in Ford, KS March 5, 1935 to Guy and Mamie Wooten, the youngest of four children. She was raised on the family farm in th



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: Dr. James Tracy Shoemaker

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dr. James Tracy Shoemaker passed away on February 19, 2011, at Providence Sacred Heart Memorial in Spokane, Wash. Born on July 29, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., Jim, the son of the late Dr. George R. Shoemaker and Helen Shaffer Shoemaker, grew up in Webster Groves, Mo., with his older brother, Dick. He attended Webster Groves High School, [...]



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: Lillian C. Bafus

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Lillian Sybil Abigail Maude Cory Bafus passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston, Idaho, at the age of 97. She was born to David and Florence Scott Cory in Missouri on June 7, 1913. She was one of seven children. At an early age, her family moved to the St. Maries, Idaho, [...]



OBITUARY: Patrick Joseph Daley

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:00 AM 

Patrick Daley passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at age 86 in Lewiston, Idaho, due to a series of strokes and Parkinson's disease. Pat was born Nov. 5, 1924, on the Nespelem Reservation where his father served as Indian Agent. The family moved to Colfax where they lived until he was 12. Then, Pat rode his bike [...]




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 [...]



Oliver D. Strampher

Sunday, March 20, 2011 2:00 PM 

Oliver D. Strampher went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2011. He was born on November 6, 1931, in Keldron, SD to Hayes Oliver Strampher and Bessie May (Warfield) Strampher. Upon graduating from Lemmon High School in 1950, Oliver enlisted in the United States Air Force on his 19th birthday and became a Flying Crew Chief, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.




Pat met Harry W. Krahn in St. Paul where they were both residents at Holly Manor Boarding House. They were married on October 11, 1947, in St. Paul. They lived for a short time in Minnesota and San Diego before moving to Spokane. The family moved to Prosser in 1950 and lived at the Gibbon Station until it closed and then moved into Prosser where Pat served as secretary at Keene Riverview Elementary School, Housel Middle School and Prosser Heights Elementary School for many years until her retirement., Pat enjoyed trips to the Oregon Coast and summers around the pool with her family and friends. She and Harry also enjoyed participating in Bloomsday with her family for nearly 25 years. She was a member of the Prosser First Presbyterian Church., Pat is survived by her sons, Phil Krahn and his wife, Laura Ann of Wenatchee and Ray Krahn of Prosser; daughter-in-law, Mary Lacher and her husband, Tom of Ferndale, WA: grandchildren, Nathan Krahn and his wife, Shawnna, Emily Krahn, DeAnna Krahn and Katharine Krahn & great-grandson, Aiden.



Pamela Jeanne Pack

Pamela Jeanne PACK Pamela Jeanne Pack, born August 30, 1956 in Bremerton, WA, passed away March 11, 2011 at her home in Gilbert, AZ with her husband and two sons at her bed side. She is survived by husband Randy; sons Brian and Robert; parents Robert and June Bell; sister Sherry Bell and nephew Kyle Herard, as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. She had the equivalent of an associate degree in banking and acquired a bookkeeping certificate which enabled her to begin a business from home. Her clients were many and growing. She will forever be remembered for her kindness, keen sense of humor, her ready laugh and her love of God and family.



Patricia June Pruitt

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - In the predawn hours of March 16, our mother, Patricia June Pruitt passed quietly on in her home in Yakima. Born January 6, 1921 to Thomas and Francis Ireland, a talented and strong willed ch



Paul M. Whitman

Paul Whitman, 92, died March 15, 2011 peacefully at home in Edmonds, WA, with his family by his side., Paul was born November 6, 1918 in Augusta, GA to Steven and Geneva Whitman. He had five brothers, Joel and James (twins), David, Andrew, and Silas; and one sister, Ruth., Paul spent his high school years in Ballard (Seattle), WA where he met his wife, Shirley (Gatterdam) Whitman. He served in the, during, in the South Pacific. Later, he built his family home in Edmonds in 1946 where he and Shirley would raise three children. Paul worked at Stimpson Mill in Ballard until it closed in the mid 1950s. He then worked in the compressor house of a Boeing plant in Seattle. He retired in 1973., Paul was preceded in death by Shirley (1993); and leaves two daughters, Roberta Burns of Spokane, WA and Sharon Musgrove (Maurie) of Surrey, B.C.; and one son, Tim Whitman (Jubilee) of Union, WA. He also leaves nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered for his bright eyes, warm smile, and kind heart., A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park, 23800 104th Avenue W, Edmonds.



Perka Mardesich

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Phillip William Dodds

Phillip William Dodds, 67, of Everett, died January 13, 2011 at his home. A Military memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., March, 21, 2011 at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA., A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Everett Eagles, 1216 Broadway, after the service starting at about 4:00 p.m., Phillip was born at home in Everett on November 21, 1943. Phillip attended Redlands Sr. High School in California. He was drafted into the Army in 1965 and served with the Battery B 4th Missile Battalion in Korea., Phillip was followed in death by his sister, Ramona L. Rosenberg, who passed away in Oregon., He is survived by his brothers, Ronald F. Dodds, of Alaska, Mike Townsend, Donald Townsend, James Townsend and Daniel Townsend; sisters, Myrtle L. Peters, of Idaho, Gale Townsend and Anabell Thompson; also several nieces and nephews.



Phyllis Graves

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

March 2, 1927 - March 16, 2011 



Phyllis Jean Owens

Phyllis Jean Owens passed away on March 14, 2011 at Somerset nursing home in Everett, Washington, two days after her 84th birthday. She was battling with Alzheimer condition for several years. Phyllis was born to Pearl and James R. Bernethy in 1927, lived and was raised in the Granite Falls area, until she moved to Everett, Washington and had lived there til her passing on., She leaves behind her beloved sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Armstrong of Everett, Washington; and three loving children, Linda A. Malone, of Marysville, Washington, William L Sedivec (Skip) II and his wife, Tammie, Gerald L. Sedivec (Jerry) and his wife Debbie, of Snohomish, Washington; Four grandchildren, Dennis P. Malone, Angelic R. Cameron, William L. Sedivec (Billy) III, Shawn Sedivec; and four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and some from her second marriage., She is predeceased by her two late husbands, William L. Sedivec I and William K. Owens; and her parents, Pearl and James R. Bernethy; five siblings, James Jr. Bernethy, Richard Bernethy, Mae Jones, Robert Bernethy, Patricia Morgan; a granddaughter, Tara L. Malone; and a son-in-law, Dennis L. Malone., At her request, there will be no funeral service, only a cremation. The family is having a private gathering to honor her on Sunday, March 27., She will be missed dearly by those she touched with her big heart, by both family and her friends she had made on her life's journey and one day we will be together once again., We all love her and will miss her dearly.



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 .....




Raymond James Bowen, 54, a resident of the Upper Skagit Indian Community, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle., He was born on November 25, 1956 in Burlington, Washington, the son of Ralph and Peggy (Washington) Copeland. When Ray was five years of age his mother passed away and he was adopted and raised by Imogene and Jack Bowen, Sr., Ray was raised and attended school in the Skagit Valley area. In 1981 he moved to California, returning to Skagit Valley in 2001., He worked as a personal in home care provider for many years., Ray is survived by his daughter, Quintina Bowen, and his three grandchildren, Nakiya, Nakesha, and Notah Edwards, of Everett. His sister and Best Friend, Mary Washington; eight sisters, Diane Copeland, Marlilee Teton, Margene Washington, Dixie Hess, Tina Talley, Cali Gomez, Kay Knott and Gina Fredberg. Six brothers, Jack, John, Jay and Joe Bowen, Rick Stevenette and Michael Griffin and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, L. Shawn Wittrock., A Prayer Service was held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Upper Skagit Tribal Gym in Sedro-Woolley with John Cayou and Father Pat Twohy, SJ officiating. Interment will be at the Washington Family Cemetery in Rockport., Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Ray and sign the online guest register at




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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



Ralph New

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:00 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 7, 1931 - March 17, 2011 



Raymond (Reinhold) Wassemiller

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeRaymond (Reinhold) Wassemiller had his prayers answered on March 18, 2011 when he Left this world for a life in eternity. He was born December 10, 1916 to Alexander and Katerina (Erlich) Wassemiller 



Raymond Adam Faith

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeRay Faith was born to Christian and Regina (Herrschoft) Faith on April 27, 1925 in Linton, ND. He attended a one-room country schoolhouse until he entered high school on the Sioux Indian Reservation



Raymond O. Abendroth

Raymond O. ABENDROTH 1 April 1932 ~ 14 March 2011 Ray peacefully crossed over on Monday the 14th at 8:55 AM while at Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, he was 78. Born in Salt Lake City, UT to Frank H. and Eva L. (Jones) Abendroth. Ray was raised in Seattle and graduated in 1950 from Queen Anne H.S. Soon after completing school he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, spending the bulk of his three year stint in the waters off Alaska. Not long after Ray left the service he met his future bride to be, Kathleen (Kathi) A. Judkins and in 1955 they were married, beginning what was to be a 56 year journey together. The year 1960 would mark the start of his career with the Seattle Fire Dept., working out of Station 8 on Queen Anne Hill. It turned out to be his dream job. If a career and a personality ever met their match, this was it. He loved every minute of the action, the public service, and the camaraderie of his fellow firefighters, no day was ever the same. Reluctantly, he was forced to retire in 1975 due to emphysema. What was Ray like? Well, he had a mischievous sense of humor and loved to tease you if he could, making someone laugh being the ultimate destination. Ray's thirst for nuggets of knowledge could only be quenched by immersing himself in things like his books, the History channel, and the Sunday paper. He liked hunting, fishing, and camping and at the end of the day a great camp fire as a gathering place to hang with friends and family. During his life Ray valued his friendships and many, many good times were had with all he knew. Family was always a primary concern and he always reached out to help those he loved. Ray is preceded in death by his parents and his Uncle Ray & Aunt Fyrn Abendroth who took him in as their own during his teens. He is survived by his loving wife Kathi and their four children; Ron, Don, Scott, (Gloria) and Susie (Kris); and 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Allen and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.Ray no doubt will be missed by all he knew. We love you! A celebration of Ray's life will be held on April 1, 2011 @ 1:00 PM at the Ballard Elks. Located @ 6411 Seaview Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98117. All are welcome, please come and share your memories. A private burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, WA @ 1:00 p.m. on March 25, 2011. Remembrances may be made to the Medic One Foundation/MS 359747/ 325 Ninth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104-2420. Please sign Ray's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.



Richard F. Freed

Richard F. FREED Age 87 of Buckley & Issaquah. Loving husband of Blanche. Services 2 PM, Thur. March 24 at FLINTOFTS ISSAQUAH FUNERAL HOME Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM



Richard Gumbel

Richard Gumbel was born July 1, 1955 and died March 19, 2011 in Arlington, WA., Services will be announced at a later date.



Robin A. Ainsley

Robin A. Ainsley, 54 of Everett, WA, died March 18 2011. Memorial services will be held at a later time. Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home.



Roy E. Dahl Jr.

DAHL, Roy E. Jr., Roy had an incredible journey. He died peacefully, living a rich life filled with many gifts. Born to Mary Edith Ryan and Roy Edwin Dahl he grew up in Spokane. He attended Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, ROTC commission and was captain of the golf team. He served with the 1st Armored Division in the, . Roy married his soul mate, Carol Hein, in December 1953. They raised four children in Richland enjoying boating, water skiing, golfing, cards and games. In his lifelong quest for knowledge Roy received his M.S. in Nuclear Physics from the, , a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State, and achieved certification as a Professional Engineer in Nuclear Engineering. He had a remarkable 33 year career at the Hanford nuclear site followed by a diplomatic post with the United Nations in Vienna, Austria working on nuclear non-proliferation. This post with the International Atomic Energy Agency was a special time in his life. Roy and Carol loved living in Vienna and honeymooning all over Europe. They returned from Vienna settling in Spokane where he enjoyed family, golf, tennis, traveling and reading. Roy continued to pursue the foundation of his life, religion. He became a Deacon for the Catholic Church serving the Spokane Diocese. This experience allowed him to share his deep faith, intelligence and love with many people while enriching his own life. Family was Roy's pride and joy. He and Carol had a lifelong love affair that was inspirational. Roy leaves behind his wife, Carol of 57 years; children Karen (Paul) Green, Mike (Judi) Dahl, Barbara (Bill) Hanson, and Susan Dahl; grandsons Nick Farline, Ryan and Eric Dahl, Roy and Jon Hanson, and George Dahl Fearing; and a large extended family. This list does not cover all the people who will mourn his loss as he touched many people's lives with his genuine love and kindness. Special thanks to his doctors and the staff at Sacred Heart Medical Center for their support and skill helping Roy with his cancer battle. Roy's life will be celebrated with a Vigil Service on March 23, 2011 at 7 PM, with visitation beginning at 5pm at St. Peter Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church, address below. Contributions may be made in Roy's name to St. Peter's Catholic Church, 3520 E 18th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223, or to the, . Please visit Roy's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Russell W. Miller

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Sidney F. "Sid" Hart

Sid was born in Billings, Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jessie Hart; and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Karen (Walt) Acord, Kim (Sam) Sneve and Pam Jones; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Susan's children, Alan (Susan) Yenne, Nora Yenne, Lori (Randy) Kilcup, Coni Anderson and Julie Baker; 8 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren., Sid spent over 30 years in the trucking industry in management and as a driver. Sid and Susan owned S&H Trucking Inc. Sid was a Mason, Ashlar Lodge 29, Billings, MT, as well as a Shriner AL Bedoo, Billings, MT. After graduating high school he attended Shattuck St. Marys School in Minnesota where he received his B.A. in Business. He served 4 years in the U.S. Army and was a Deputy Sheriff for Yellowstone County Montana. He loved his family, friends, golf and travel. His family thanks all of you who loved Sid for your support and compassion. He will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any Shriner's Hospital in his name. Special thanks to Hospice and AMR., Please sign the Guest Book at




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Terrie Rae Carter

Terrie Rae CARTER Terrie R Carter, Born Nov 21, 1942 was a lifetime resident of Renton. She passed away peacefully March 18th, 2011 after a battle with lung cancer. She graduated from Renton High School in 1961. She enjoyed the beach, dogs and relaxing at home with friends and family. Her favorite hobby was making beautiful flower arrangements and Christmas decorations. Her favorite saying was Live well, Laugh often, Love much. Terrie was preceded in death by her Father LaVere Carter in 2000. She is survived by her mother Lois L Carter, and daughter Deborah Fry of Renton, son Dale G Fry of Ellensburg, and grandsons Bobby Bagby, Robert Fry and Joshua Fry. She will be missed and always in our hearts. Services will be at Greenwood Memorial in Renton, with viewing on Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 23 @ 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to Seattle Humane Society in honor of her love of animals.



Thayer, Lana Florine (VanBuskirk)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lana Florine VanBuskirk- Thayer, our loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend, 54 years old, born November 28, 1956, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 .....



Thomas V. LaRoche

Thomas V. LaRoche, of Lynnwood, son of deceased parents, Vic and Dorothy LaRoche, beloved brother of Katie Williams, Sharon Krumvieda and Helen Oishi., Funeral mass at St. Thomas More, 6511 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, March 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. Reception following.



Vernon L. Feezell

Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Vernon LeRoy Feezell, 72, of Ellensburg died February 28, 2011. Vernon owned a wheat farm in the Mabton area until moving to Las Vegas, NV in 1972. He later lived in Longview, WA before moving to Ellensburg in 1997. <br /



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.




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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 D. Carpenter

William D. Carpenter passed away peacefully at home attended by his daughters and wife on March 18, 2011. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26, 1917. He lived in Everett most of his life., Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, who passed away in December, 2000; and their daughter, Cynthia., He leaves his loving wife, Billie; son, Jeffrey; son, Gregory and wife, Kathy; daughter, Mary Milner; daughter, Susan Dawson and husband, Jerry; plus seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also his stepdaughter, Mary DeMoss and husband, Lanny; stepson, Dean Torkelson and wife, Roseann; his sister, Jackie Minor and husband, Hugh; and his sister-in-law, Blanche Carpenter; plus several cousins, nieces and nephews., Bill attended Everett High School and organized many reunions for the class of 1934. He graduated from the, in 1941 and was an avid Huskie fan and knew all the words to the fight song, enthusiastically leading us to all sing along with him. After World War II, where he served as a naval supply officer, he joined Ed and Harry Stuchell at the Eclipse Mill until May, 1962 when it was destroyed by fire. He was then chosen to be chairman of the newly formed Bank of Everett where he remained until it was sold in 1981., Bill served as president of the YMCA in 1954, chairman of the United Way in 1966 and was on the Providence Hospital Board for several years. Since 2001, while in his spry eighties, he was a volunteer at Bethany at Silver Lake sharing his positive attitude and more than a few games of cribbage with the "old timers." He loved cribbage, and competing in general, and considered himself tops in the game. He was nicknamed Willie the Weep by some of his closest friends as a humorous way to relate to him when he lost, which was less often than not. He loved people and gave generously of his time and support to family, friends and community., Bill and Billie have had the good fortune of living adjacent to the Everett Golf and Country Club where they spent much of their leisure time. The story is that Bill's mother, Helen Stuchell Carpenter, helped to plant the first trees when the golf course was in its beginning stages. Bill's two favorite active sports were golf and tennis, which he played well into his eighties., Family would like to extend a heart filled thanks to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County and the loving care and support provided by his nurse, Pippa., He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian church of Everett where services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26. A reception will follow where we will commune and celebrate his long and meaningful life., Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.



William H. Theiss

William H. Theiss was born October 19, 1946 in Snohomish, WA., He died March 16, 2011 of a brain tumor in Snohomish, WA., Bill graduated from Snohomish High School, and joined the, in 1964. He made two WESPAC cruises to Viet Nam on the USS Tripoli, LPH10. The first cruise, he crewed as air crewman on the ship's helicopter, flying into the country and bringing wounded and lost Marines back to the ship. After the Navy, Bill worked in the lumber mill industry the rest of his life as a Certified Grader., Bill was a member of the Forest Glade Church, the Everett Eagles, Sunrisers CB Club and Moonrakers CB Club. Bill loved hunting, fishing and hiking the high Cascades., Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Elisabeth Stehl Theiss; and daughter, Lisa Marie Theiss; father, Harry E.W. Theiss; and his mother, Frances A. Rush Theiss., Survivors include his wife, Phyllis St. John Theiss; stepchildren, David, Gregg, Jeff, and Tara St. John; and seven grandchildren, brothers, James Theiss and Duane and Deanna Theiss; nephews, James, Michael, and Brian Theiss; niece, Krista Theiss; and good friend, Augusta Lee., A memorial service will be announced later.

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