Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/23/2011



Aaron Richard (Dick) Brown, Jr. A 37-year resident of Gig Harbor passed away on March 17, 2011 at the age of 87. Richard was born May 10, 1923 in Dover, New Hampshire; he graduated from Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine and from the University of New Hampshire with a Degree in Civil Engineering; a profession he enjoyed and practiced until his health deteriorated in late 2010. Richard was an avid sailor, gardener, and collector of sports memorabilia, vintage automobiles and bicycles. Richard is survived by his wife, Patti, his children Greg, Jocelyn, Rebecca, Douglas, and Aaron (Skip), eleven grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Richard earned the Eagle Scout Badge and cited teachings from his scouting days throughout his life; memorial donations may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America. To sign his online guestbook with a favorite memory or condolences for the family, please visit




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Arild Ottesen passed away March 20, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA., He was born May 21, 1929 in Tromso, Norway., Arild married in Tromso, Norway in 1956 to Ingrid Jenssen and then they immigrated to Canada. After a few years in Canada they immigrated to the United States and settled in Seattle., For many years he worked as an Electrician and for over 20 years with Cochran Electric. They lived in Seattle until he retired in 1991 and then they moved to Norway Park in Lake McMurray, Washington., He and Ingrid loved to travel and took many fun trips with friends, going on cruises, and also traveled back to Norway., Arild is survived by his son, Greg and daughter, Lisbeth; grandchildren, Devin, Dylan, Dakoda, Brooke, Karlynn and Cameron., Viewing will be held Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00pm until 5:00 pm and Friday March 25, 2011 10:00am until 1:00pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home., Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2011, 2:00pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with a reception to follow in the Hawthorne Reception Room., Please share your thoughts of Arild and sign the online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA.



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.



Alejandro Mamaril Quitlong

Alejandro Mamaril QUITLONG, Lt. Alejandro Mamaril Quitlong, Lt., Philippine Air Force (retired) passed away peacefully on March 20, 2011 at home in Seattle, Washington surrounded by his family. Alex as he was fondly known was born February 16, 1923 in Bugallon, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Dizon Quitlong, of Seattle, sons Querubin (Zenaida Niere), Quintin (Marietta Paredes) both of Seattle and daughter Queenie (Raffy Bruan III) of Federal Way, grandsons Gilbert Paredes Quitlong and Brandon Jonathan Bruan and great-grandson Jayden Carter Quilit Quitlong and numerous relatives in the USA, Canada and Philippines. Viewing will be Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 from 1 pm to 7 pm at St. Mary's Church, 611 20th Ave. S, Seattle, Washington. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Friday, March 25 at 7 pm also at St. Mary's Church. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, March 26 at 10 am at St. Mary's Church. Reception following at the school hall and interment will be at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery, Federal Way, Washington.



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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.



Arild Ottesen

Arild OTTESEN Arild Ottesen passed away March 20, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA. He was born May 21, 1929 in Tromso, Norway. Arild married in Tromso, Norway in 1956 to Ingrid Jenssen and then they immigrated to Canada. After a few years in Canada they immigrated to the United States and settled in Seattle. For many years he worked as an Electrician and for over 20 years with Cochran Electric. They lived in Seattle until he retired in 1991 and then they moved to Norway Park in Lake McMurray, Washington. He and Ingrid loved to travel and took many fun trips with friends, going on cruises, and also traveled back to Norway. Arild is survived by his son Greg and daughter Lisbeth, grandchildren Devin, Dylan, Dakoda, Brooke, Karlynn and Cameron. Viewing will be held Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00pm until 5:00 pm and Friday March 25, 2011 10:00am until 1:00pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, March 25, 2011, 2:00pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with a reception to follow in the Hawthorne Reception Room. Please share your thoughts of Arild and sign the online guest register at Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home 1825 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA.




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Barbara Jeanne Carey

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



Barbara Louise Skinner

Barbara Louise Skinner of Bellingham passed away on March 20, 2011 in Bellingham, WA. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 19, 1936 to Robert and Wilhelmina "Billie" Adam, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, enthusiastic about every aspect of her life. We will miss her energetic spirit and enthusiasm for life, her smiles and hugs, her love of conversation, her contrarian viewpoint, her love of the natural world and her love of music, especially while singing and playing the piano, her love of literature, and the beautiful touch she added to her surroundings. An accomplished pianist, she studied music at



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. .....



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 ..... 



Bernard Schauer

Bernard H. Schauer "Bern" passed away on March 18, 2011 at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho following complications from an injury. He was 93. Many family members were with Bernard during his brief illness., Bern was born in Cutbank, Montana, May 4th, 1917 to parents Charles and Mary Schauer. In Bonners Ferry, Idaho he played football for Bonners Ferry High school. In 1941, he married his sweetheart from Naples, Idaho - Eleanor Thompson. Bern and Eleanor were married for 33 years and raised four grateful children at their homes in Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, and Hayden, Idaho., During, , Bern served with the Sea Bees in the South Pacific where he was awarded a commendation for bravery for saving another man's life. After the war, Bern returned to his cherished home-country of Northern Idaho, where he worked for the next 30 years for the State of Idaho Department of Highways. He was very instrumental in the completion of the interstate highway system in Northern Idaho, working as a surveyor and highway designer in the Sandpoint and Coeur d' Alene offices., Bern loved hunting and fishing in the beauty of North Idaho's forests and lakes. Having served in a Forest Service lookout tower for three summers as a young man, Bern had many stories about the mountains, summer storms, and wild-life around Bonners Ferry and Naples, Idaho., For the past 14 years Bern lived in Lewiston Idaho with his daughter, Sandra and son-in-law, Lynn Jones. In Lewiston Bern enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren, great-grand- children, and a visit from his new great-great-granddaughter during his final days., He is survived by his daughters Sandra Jones and Teresa Trichak, and his sons Marcus and Brian. Bern was preceded in death by his beloved wife Eleanor in 1974., A private family service will be held at a later date.



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.



Betti H. Drury

Betti H. DRURY Thirty feet from the waters of Puget Sound in her Richmond Beach home of 42 years, Betti H. Drury peacefully passed away. She was 89 years old. Betti was born on December 28, 1921 in Tacoma Washington. Throughout her life she delighted in the activities and accomplishments of her sons Bob and Tom with wife Donna and daughter Kathee with husband Dick who survive her as well as the many children of her friends, especially Dr. Lindsey Caley and her sister Kyleen. Her photo albums provided her late in life with all the remembrances of fun times with her extended family: Judy and Jerry Alhadeff, Bob and Dorothy Drury, Kathy Gregory, Debbie Warren, Robin Faulkner, and Amy Esary. And a special thank you to all the wonderful Hospice Providence people we met that made her last days as comfortable as possible. With a special thanks to Cris Maryhill, (Hospice) who made us believe that Angels do walk on earth. At mom's request no service will be preformed. In lieu of flowers please send any donations to your local Humane Society or Animal Rescue Shelter.



Betty J. Martin

Of Coeur d' Alene passed away March 21, 2011 at LaCrosse Health & Rehab. Born March 4, 1928 in Nevada, MO. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Friday, March 25, 2011 at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls. ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Post Falls has been entrusted with the final arrangements.



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 



Brian Thomas Dodds

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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, ..... 



Bruce Allan Burn

BURN, Bruce Allan, Entered in to rest at his home on March 19, 2011 after a tenacious battle with cancer., Bruce was born on July 23, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Southern California. Bruce proudly graduated from, and received an MBA from Cal State University, Northridge. Bruce met his wife, Donna, of 26 years and together his career as a commercial lines insurance underwriter took them to five states before settling in what turned out to be his favorite city, Spokane. Bruce loved sports, music, reading, micro brew beer, red wine and a good joke. He was passionate about politics and had a huge soft spot for animals. Bruce will always be remembered for his quick wit, timely puns, and a twinkle in his eyes., Bruce is survived by his wife, Donna of Spokane, mother Margaret and brother Ed of Thousand Oaks, CA, brother Rob of Seattle, WA, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Bruce's name to Hospice of Spokane or the Spokane Humane Society., The family wishes to thank all those who gave wonderful care to Bruce at Group Health and Hospice of Spokane, and a special thank you to the kind and caring staff at Mullan Road Elementary School for their unending support.



Bruce Edward Leger

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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 Clyde Thompson Sr.

Carl Clyde THOMPSON Sr. November 24, 1929 ~ March 16, 2011 Carl Clyde Thompson was a graduate of Tuskegee, Grambling and the University of Washington.He retired as an administrator after 35 years with Seattle Public Schools. Carl was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His son Carl Clyde Thompson, Jr., owner of Thompson's Point of View, predeceased him on April 6, 2010 (Gail Thompson). Carl Sr. is survived by his wife and soul- mate of 57 years, Louise Thompson, daughter, Linda Thompson-Black (Albert Black) and two granddaughters Alia and Nicole Black. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be held at Southwest Mortuary on March 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.; burial and repass to follow. The burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery and the repass will be held at the Esquire Club.



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.



Carol Gordon

Carol grew up on the South Hill and graduated from Marycliff High School. Shortly after, Carol received her degree from WSU and proudly called herself a "Coug" all her adult life., On March 15th, 2011, Carol, after a battle with cancer, gently said goodbye to us all and went to be with our Lord. Carol is survived by Todd Ekstrom (son), Steve and Annie Depner (brother and sister-in-law), Nick Depner (nephew). Carol is also survived by Marcie and Tim Klauda (daughter and son-in-law) and Kristi and Russ Clark (daughter and son-in-law). Carol also has grandchildren! Jackson and Christian Ekstrom (grandsons), Walker Klauda and Mitchell Clark (grandsons) and Jordan Clark and Katelyn Klauda (granddaughters)., Services are 1pm, March 26, 2011 at St Michael's Catholic Church in Sandy, OR. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to Martha & Mary Ministries, 4304 SE Henderson Portland, OR 97206. We are so grateful to Martha and Mary Ministries for the exemplary care they gave Carol in her last days here on Earth.



Carol Preston

Carol Preston, 83, of Vancouver, WA, died March 20, 2011. She was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Salt Lake City, UT to Edgar and Harriet Gibson., Carol is survived by her sons, Richard Preston of Vancouver and Bill Preston of Bonner's Ferry, ID; daughters, Lynn Siegfried of Vancouver and Karen Buckman of Kneeland, CA; and brothers, Tom Gibson and Harry Gibson., She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Preston in 2010; her brothers, Loren, Don, Boyd, Hoot; and her sister, Fern., The family would like to thank her caregivers at Caretique for their many years of loving and generous care given to both Carol and her husband Bill., There will be no service., Please sign Carol's guest book at:



Carol Yvonne (Roe) Denny

DENNY, Carol Yvonne (Roe) (Age 73), entered into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on March 19, 2011. For the past six years she struggled with a brain tumor and spent her remaining seven months at Pleasant Haven AFH., Carol was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on December 27th, 1937 and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1955. She worked at the Panida Theatre and Idaho First National Bank in Sandpoint. She graduated from Dresden Modeling School in Spokane, WA. She married Martin Craig on February 14, 1956. They moved to Spokane in 1965 with their children. All three graduated from Northwest Christian High School. Carol studied Interior decorating at Spokane Community College and soon after that worked 17 years with Home Interiors and Gifts, 10 of those years in management. Carol was the owner of Chelsea Charm and Modeling Studio in downtown Spokane, Finesse Finishing School for Girls and Kensington for Men. She enjoyed art, writing and photography. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Robin and (Gary) Palumbo, Ron and (Lisa) Craig, Jamie and (Brenda) Craig; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hill, Stephanie Napier, Brittany Crews, Melissa Palumbo, Justin Palumbo and Alexis Craig; seven great-grandchildren and her two sisters, Dolores Holbert and Twila Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her late husband Lewis Denny, her parents Fred and Johanna Roe and sister Laurel Veltri. Carol had such a love for the Lord and her greatest joy was leading others to a saving knowledge of Him. She led a life of service to anyone in need. She will long be remembered by all who knew her. Our family wants to thank April, Dan, Jennifer and Silver at Pleasant Haven AFH for the personal care and attention that they gave our mom during her final months here. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Christian Schools, 5104 E. Bernhill Rd. Colbert, WA 99005-9520. Closed casket visitation Friday, 1-5 pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 26, 2011 in the Colonial Chapel at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd. Spokane Valley, WA. A private family committal will take place at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.



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 Harold Jeske

JESKE, Clarence, Harold, Born October 11, 1924, passed away Saturday, March 19th on the family farm, surrounded by his loving family and wife of 65 years, Claudia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Minnie Jeske, three brothers, George, Emanuel, and Ray. Survived by a twin brother and sister, Elmer and wife Roxanne Jeske of Anchorage, AK, and Elsie and husband Don Risen of Modesto, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. Clarence leaves behind his wife Claudia at the family farm, Spangle, WA; three sons, Jerry Jeske and Teresa Engle of Fairfield, WA, Tom Jeske of Spangle, WA, and Rick Jeske and wife Colleene of Spangle, WA; six grandchildren, Jeremy and wife Dana Jeske of Spokane, WA, Jarred and wife Sherri Jeske of Yelm, WA, Brandon Jeske and friend Racy of Spangle, WA, Lori Jeske and fiancé Jeff Wilbanks of Vancouver, WA, Brian Jeske and fiancée Casey Jo Berg of Spangle, WA, and Caitlin Jeske of Spangle, WA; three great-grandchildren, Justin in Spokane, Jake and Jordyn in Yelm. Clarence was born in Warden, WA and resided there with his parents and brothers till age four. The family moved to Rosalia where he helped with the daily duties of living on a farm. He attended school in Rosalia and later graduated from Spangle High School in 1942. His first experience with farm equipment involved a horse drawn rod-weeder. He later operated a combine pulled by a caterpillar tractor. In 1945 he married his wife of 65 years and lived on a wheat farm near Spangle. It was there that the two of them raised three sons, had dairy cattle, pigs, and of course dad's favorite, mom's chickens. Clarence was not only an excellent farmer, but also an avid gardener. The bet among family was who would raise the first ear of corn. He always planted two weeks later than the rest of us and always won the bet. He was always quick to share his harvest with family and friends. Clarence was a leader of the Spangle Omaha Woodmen Boys Club for 11 years. He was also one of the original founders of the Spangle Gun Club and a member of the Spangle Service Club. After the boys got older, weekends were spent at Williams Lake at their cabin, enjoying fishing, boating and family and friends that dropped by. Nothing made him happier than a family get-together with the grandchildren and later the great-grandchildren. He was truly a family man. He and Claudia spent 41 seasons together at their lake place. Clarence worked the farm until age 77, when he retired. The family would like to acknowledge special friends, Beth and Leonard Zehm, Karen Smith for the loving support she showed during this difficult time. And also special thanks to the group of caregivers that were there for both dad and mom, day and night. God bless you one and all. Arrangements by RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE . Viewing times are Wednesday, March 23rd from 9am to 8pm and Thursday, March 24th from 9am to 8pm. Graveside service will be held at the Rosalia IOOF Cemetery Friday, March 25th at 1:00pm, followed by a celebration of life at the Spangle Service Club on Main St. in Spangle, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Guestbook at:



Clarence Sonny Schneider

Clarence Sonny Schneider of Vancouver, WA, passed away surrounded by his family. He was born in Wausau, WI. His family moved to Portland, OR when he was a child, and he later moved to Vancouver where he lived for 39 years., Sonny is survived by his children, Theresa Ross, Sonny Schneider, Betty Webberley and Suzette Guimont; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, a brother and two sisters., A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Compass Church, 1812 Main St., Vancouver., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Washington Humane Society., Please sign the Guest Book at



Cyril Gilbert

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D. Eileen Fasso, age 82, of Burlington, WA, passed away March 12, 2011 in Tucson, AZ., A Celebration of Her Life and Remembrance will be hosted by her children Saturday, March 25, 2011, 3 p.m., at the Common Grounds Coffee House, 351 Pease Rd., Burlington., Her obituary and online guest book will appear here beginning Thursday, March 24, 2011.



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. [...] 




Delbert J. Herington, Sr. passed away quietly at his home in Mount Vernon on Sunday, March 20, 2011., He was born May 6, 1924 in Hoquiam, WA to Joshua and Diamon (Luttrell) Herington., The family soon moved to Port Townsend where he grew up, graduating from Port Townsend High School in 1942., He joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school and served as a pharmacist's mate, primarily in San Diego. While in the Navy, Delbert met WAVE Betty Lou Dean and they were married on February 22, 1945 in Coronado, CA. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and pursued his education in Montebello, CA where daughter Delberta was born., In 1949 the family returned to Port Townsend where son Delbert, Jr. was born. Delbert then joined the naval reserves and was activated during the Korean War before receiving another honorable discharge in 1952., In 1954 the family moved to Mount Vernon where Delbert worked as a lab technician at the Rowley Hospital. He and Betty were active in the Elks. Later, he worked for Texaco at the Anacortes Refinery until his retirement in 1983., Delbert and Betty enjoyed their retirement to the fullest, spending time with their family and ever expanding group of friends. They also enjoyed traveling extensively, particularly car and bus trips to Reno, NV and camping on the Oregon Coast where he rarely passed up an opportunity to eat Mo's Clam Chowder. Delbert liked to spend his free time tending to his garden and making jewelry from agates which he and Betty collected from Oregon beaches., Delbert was preceded in death by his parents; Betty, his wife of 58 years; brother, Herb Herington; infant daughter, Margaret Ann; and grandson, Greg Henley., He is survived by his daughter, Delberta (and husband, Douglas) Henley; son, Delbert, Jr. (and wife, Bobbi); nephew, Joshua (and wife, Susan) Herington; grandsons, Brian Henley, Steven Johnson, Chris (and wife, Shelley) Johnson; grandnieces, Sarah and Annie Herington; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Patrick and Willamaya Johnson., Delbert's family would like to thank the staff and residents of Alpine Ridge Apartments for the enjoyment they helped to bring to his later years. An extra special thank you to Shari Bail for the time she spent with Delbert., There will be a private family gathering of the family to remember Delbert., Memorials are suggested to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, POB 5371/S-200, Seattle, WA 98145-5005., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.




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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...



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 



Devon R. Brinton

A life-long resident of Spokane, Devon passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011. He was born to Robert and Georgia Brinton on August 3, 1946. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, class of 1964, then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Washington State University. He volunteered for officer candidate school and received a commission in the United States Army. He served one tour in Viet Nam receiving the, Medal and, . He retired as a Major from the US Army Reserve in 1996. Devon was a dedicated employee, working as liaison during Expo '74, held in Spokane. He was a gentleman with a gentle soul and an incomparable sense of humor, who put everyone before himself. He was an avid hunter, football fan and family man. Devon is the cherished son of Robert S. Brinton, devoted husband of 14 years to Vicki Brinton, loving father to Heather Mc Dougall and her husband Matt, stepfather to Wendi Mayberry and her husband Marvin, and the grandfather of Jazmin, Ceyerah and Takotah. Remembrances in Devon's name may be made over the phone to the, at 800-283-7800. A Celebration of Devon's Life will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, March 27, 2011 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry Street.



Donald (Don) Volkman

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

BELLEVUE - Don Volkman, 73, of Bellevue, WA, died peacefully on March 10, 2011 at home in the company of his wife, Sandra (Brown), son, Steven Volkman, daughter, Karen Volkman, her husband, Steve Smith, and his two Cavalier King Charles Sp 



Donald Floyd Van Etten

Donald Floyd Van Etten 4/27/1924 to 3/14/2011 A Funeral Service will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Fri., March 25th at 10:30 AM, followed by a reception across the street at Westford's Broadway Hall. Burial will follow at Greenacres Cemetery. View full obit, photos of Don and share memories with the family at



Donald James Schab

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

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



Donald R. MacKenzie

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

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



Donna Alexander

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

April 6, 1939 – March 17, 2011



Donna 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.



Dorothy Laverne "Dot" Parker

In loving memory of Dorothy Parker, 72, of Everett, WA, who went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, March 19, 2011 after a brief illness., Dorothy was born April 5, 1938 in Toppenish, WA., Surviving her are her sons, Barry, Randy and Kevin; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and many, many friends., Mom was a graduate of Everett High Class of '57 and married that same year her husband of 50 years, the late Leland F. Parker. She was a 20 year employee of the Rane Corp. She loved collecting dolls and Elvis Presley Memorabilia. In fact, she loved collecting... period. She was a permanent fixture at her spot on the couch watching her favorite programs "the cooking channel" and "Dr. Phil.", Mom was greatly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all... especially her children., Mom we love you and miss you very much, thank you for being such a good mother.



Dorothy P. MacKinnon

Dorothy P. (Austin) MacKINNON Died on 3-8-11 at her home in Madi son House in Kirkland. She was 96. She was born in Sweetwater Co, Reed Point, MT to Ethan and Mary (Baxter) Austin, 2-17-15. She was the middle of 3 daughters and the middle of 7 children. The family lived on a homestead west of Reed Point along the Yellowstone River. In winter the family moved into town where Ethan would work as a janitor for the school that his children attended. The family moved to Seattle in 1928. Dorothy graduated from Franklin High and worked as a bookkeeper for several companies in the Seattle area. She married Knox MacKinnon in 1950 and the couple lived in Lake Forest Park from 1952 until 1997 when they moved into Madison House. Knox died in 2002. Dorothy is survived by 2 daughters, Laurie Ide (husband Courtney) of Monroe, WA and Glenna MacKinnon (husband Steve Beaty) of Eugene, OR; younger brother Adin Austin of Kent WA, two sisters-in-law; numer ous nieces and nephews and one granddaughter. No funeral service is planned.



Dorothy Virginia Caywood

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Edward W MARZI WA7XL, 68, passed away in his sleep on March 20th 2011. He was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and lived most of his life in the Puget Sound area. He is survived by his daughters, Rainee (Paul), Lotte (Bob), Keren (Ken) and Carole (Binghi); his grandchildren, Alexandria, Rachel and Evan; and his extended family. Ed was artist, musician, inventor, computer enthusiast, teacher, amateur radio operator extraordinaire! He was proud to be an engineer at the Boeing Company. The memorial service will be on Saturday March 26th at 2pm at Kennydale Memorial Hall, 2424 NE 27th St., Renton WA 98056.



Earl B. Aden

ADEN, Earl B., Duke passed on into the presence of the Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Omaha NE to Earl and Beatrice Aden who both precede him in death., Duke is survived by the love of his life, Wife, Susan; Children Billie Malcolm (Chris), Monica, Bryan, and Sean Aden, Craig Hostetler, and Carol Ulland; Grandchildren, Alexis Frank, Joey Hostetler, Jackie and Josh Ferguson, Deineira Kennedy, Nicolette Malcolm, Jacob and Justin Ulland, and Rebekah Hostetler; Sister, Patricia Boone (Mark); many nieces and nephews and his best friend, Jim Labish. Duke worked 36 years for Spokane Community Colleges., A celebration of Duke's life will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 5:00PM in Building 17 at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Veterans Home at 222 E. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. The family wants to thank the staff at Deaconess Hospital, Spokane Veteran's Home, and the Hospice House for the wonderful care they gave our precious Duke.



Edward Koschalk

Ed passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 after fighting pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Ed was born January 18, 1936 in Belle Vernon, PA to Andrew and Stella Koschalk. After graduation from high school, Ed joined the Air Force. He married Ann Fulton in 1958. Ed retired from the Air Force in 1974, and became a rural letter carrier in Liberty Lake until his retirement in 1998. Ed was very involved with his church, Peace Lutheran, Thrivent for Lutherans, and Meals on Wheels. Ed served as vice president and president in both the local and state Rural Letter Carriers Association. Ed's smile and friendliness will be missed by all who knew him. From him, his children learned honor, dignity, compassion for others, respect, love of God and country. Ed's family was the most important part of his life. Ed was also passionate about his Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed traveling with Ann. Ed is survived by his wife of 52 years Ann; his children Cheryl (Dan) Comsia, Cathy (Dennis) Hickman, and Robb (Tammy) Koschalk; and his grandsons Mike, Sean, Steve, Kyle, Keegan and Sam; as well as his mother Stella; sister Shirley; brother Phil and many nephews, nieces and extended family members. A Celebration of Life for Ed will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 1:00pm at Peace Lutheran Church, 4124 N. Harvard Road in Otis Orchards. Pastor Dennis Andersen officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis or Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels. Military Honors will be at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Monday the 28th.



Eilah Anderson Thompson

Eilah Anderson THOMPSON Life-time resident of Seattle, WA died peacefully on March 4, 2011 at Swedish Hospital. Eilah was born on October 17, 1920 to Gladys and Arthur Anderson. She graduated from Queen Anne High School, attended the University of Washington and was a member of the Barkley Girls Dance Team. Eilah retired from U.S. Postal Service in Seattle. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jack, and two children from her first marriage to Portola Keeler: Frank Keeler of Washougal WA (Theresa) and Prudence Bullock of France. She has two grandsons Paul Keeler (Calendula) of Washougal, WA and Christopher Keeler (Joelle) of Gilbert, AZ. She has three great-grandchildren: Ainsley and Meryl Keeler of Washougal, WA, and Garren Keeler of Gilbert, AZ. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Arthur Anderson (Kathy) of Bellevue WA and sister, Gloria Gettman of Lake Oswego OR. Eilah was interred at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle WA.



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



Evelyn M. Fordyce

FORDYCE, Evelyn M., Evelyn Fordyce of Spokane passed away March 17, 2011. Her two most special people in the world, daughter Meghan Rumwell and niece Teresa Campbell were by her side. Proud of her Irish heritage, it was appropriate that she joined her siblings and parents on Saint Patrick's Day. Evelyn was born in Spirit Lake, Idaho on July 25, 1931 and graduated from Central Valley High School. She worked in the Spokane County Sheriff's office and lived in the Spokane area for most of her life. She met her soul mate, Paul Fordyce and was married for 46 years until his passing in October 2010. Her daughter and son-in-law Meghan and Reg Rumwell; sisters Emma Freeland and Helen Piller; and brother Robert Rooks survive her. She will be remembered for her sweet, gentle soul as well as her enduring love and steadfast support of her family. A special thank you to the staff of Sunshine Gardens who provided her such loving care over the past year. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 26th at 11:00 AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut Rd. Spokane Valley. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Please sign Evelyn's online guestbook at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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. ..... 



Floyd Edward Solak

Floyd Edward SOLAK Floyd E. Solak, 89, passed away peacefully March 19, 2011. Born in Algona, WA, he had been a longtime Auburn area resident. Floyd served his country in theU.S.C.G., retiring after 21 years. He then worked at Lockheed Shipyard for many years before retiring and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Floyds many interests included flying his own airplane and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Preceded in death by his wife Lorraine; Survivors include; sons, Floyd (fiancé Connie) and Charles Edward (Peggy); daughter, Sharon Brux, all of Auburn. 6 grandchildren. Private family committal will be held. Please go to if you would like to leave a tribute for Floyd.



Frances Monita Johansen

Frances Monita Johansen, 90, was the only child of Beatrice B (Quackenbush) Johansen and John Christian Johansen. Monita was born July 29, 1920 and raised in the York neighborhood of Bellingham. She was active in Eastern Star, enjoyed cats and gardening. After a few years of college she worked for DSHS in Kelso. After returning to Bellingham, she volunteered at the Red Cross and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Monita spent many of her final years living in the same house where she was raised. She lived her final 5 years at Lakeside Gardens in Lynden, and passed peacefully in their loving care March 19, 2011. Monita had a wonderful sense of humor, an infectious smile, and a wonderful laugh and will be missed by those who knew her. Memorials may be made to the Red Cross and Bellingham Food Bank. A private service will be held. You may share your thoughts and memories of Monita in the online memorial guest book at



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




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George J. Grimm

George J. Grimm, 92, of Arlington, WA died March 19, 2011. He was born on July 9, 1918 in Arlington, Washington., 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.



Gerry Andal

There is another 'Ghost Rider in the Sky' now as Gerry Andal, and friend to so many, passed away on March 11, 2011, due to complications from heart surgery., Born April 18, 1943, in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Gerry's biggest passions as a youngster were sports and music. He excelled in both. He came to Seattle on a full scholarship to play football at the, , where he also earned a degree in finance. Afterward he moved on to the, to earn his MBA. He then worked for Ford Motor Company in Detroit and then Denver, before returning to the Northwest where, with the help of his father-in-law, Bill Gazecki, he opened Gerry Andal Lincoln-Mercury in Burien at age 29. It was the first of many businesses both in the car and restaurant industries that bore his name., Gerry was incredibly involved in the community and lived for the opportunity to serve others. Over the years, he coached dozens of youth football teams in the Seattle, Federal Way, and Arlington areas. He was one of the founding members of Big Brothers and Sisters of Snohomish County, and Equifriends, a program that introduces handicapped kids to horses and horsemanship. In addition, Gerry served on the boards of the Everett Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Restaurant Association. A talented entertainer, Gerry opened for many big acts over the years including: Johnny Cash, Reba McIntyre, and many others. Additionally, for over 20 years, he hosted a few different versions of his own country music TV show. He was also known to show up, just him and his guitar, to sing at senior citizens homes, and bring joy to others. The shows, parades, fundraising events that he gave his time freely to over the years are too numerous to count., Gerry is survived by his wife, Rhonda; sons, Greg and Kevin; daughter, Ashley; mother of his sons, Sharon; sisters, Margene, Valerie, and Shirley; brother, Vern; all of their families; as well as many beloved grandchildren., Gerry was a shining star that stopped burning earlier than any one expected. Those that met him will tell you his star burned incredibly bright, with a great passion for life, a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He, too, would tell you he lived an amazing life. Gone too soon, he packed a massive life into his 68 years. Rest in peace, Gerry. The world was a better place with you in it. We all share your stardust., The family would like to acknowledge the staff at Providence Hospital, who worked so valiantly trying to revive him and who were incredibly kind and compassionate in our time of huge loss., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gerry's favorite organizations: Everett Youth Hockey League, Stanwood Therapeutic Riding, Greater Everett Community Foundation and The Bob Drewel Human Services Scholarship Fund., A public memorial will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena in the Grand Ball Room, 2000 Hewitt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.



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.



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.




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Hallie Estle Wickenhagen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:00 PM 

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



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



Hazel Johnston

photoHazelJohnston.tif" Johnston.tif" HAZEL JOHNSTON May 23, 1928 - March 17, 2011, Hazel Stacy was born and raised in Kentucky and moved to Camas, WA at age 15 to live with her mother Pearl., She spent most of her life in the Camas - Washougal area, working for nearly forty years at the Pendleton Woolen Mills., She bowled with The Saturday Nite Sudsers bowling for 40 years., Hazel is survived by sister, Leila Noble; daughter, LaLonna Brandenburg and her three children: son, Bob (Donnetta) Jones and their three sons; step-children, Laurie (Rod) Morton and their daughter, Kathleen Johnston, Susan Johnston and Richard (Laura) Johnston and their two daughters; eight great-grandchildren (and one on the way); as well as a great-great-grandchild arriving in June!, She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jana in 1972., Hazel's memorial service and celebration of her life will be at Straub's Funeral Home at 325 East 3rd Ave. in Camas, WA on Friday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. with a graveside service to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 1101 NE 112th Ave. in Vancouver., In lieu of flowers, Hazel's favorite charity is the American Red Cross at, Please sign the on line guest book at, or



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



Hugo Alvie Magnusson

Hugo Alvie Magnusson, 92, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011 in Arlington, WA. He was born to Neal and Helen Magnusson July 10, 1918 in Somers, MT. Hugo served in Pacific Theater in the U.S. Army during, . After the war he worked in the Bremerton Naval Shipyard until he retired in 1973. He was a very active wood carver and jewelry maker. Hugo enjoyed gardening and traveling where his favorite journey was to New Zealand. He was also an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Arlington. Hugo was an outgoing, strong, faithful, caring and loving husband., Preceding him in death were his sisters, Olive Hoppe, in 1972, and Margaret Rorvik, in 2003., Hugo is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Malena Magnusson, of Arlington; nephew, Alvin Rorvik, of Seattle, WA; and niece, Janice Porter, of Buckley, WA., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2011 at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, WA 98223.



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




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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 



Jan E. Smith

Jan E. Smith entered into rest at the age of 73 on March 17, 2011 at her family home in Birch Bay, WA. She was born in Seattle, WA where she attended and graduated from Queen Anne High School. After high school Jan received her degree in Registered Nursing from the



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.



Jered Nathaniel Hanken

Jered Hanken of Vancouver, WA, is survived by his daughter, Jaden; parents, Shawna and Mark Harmon and David Hanken; grandparents, Peggy and Art McGrew; and sisters, Kalah, Stephanie, Marina, Alexis, and Kailee., There will be a memorial held Sat., March 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Living Hope Church, 10702 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662., Please sign Jered's 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 



Joanne J. Allan

Joanne J. ALLAN Viewing will be held Friday 3:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary at 600 p.m. at Columbia Funeral Home. Graveside Service Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery Seattle, WA. In Her Memory please make donations to your favorite animal society.




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. Miller

MILLER, Lt. Col. John H. USAF (Ret.) (Age 87), John H. Miller passed away 5 December 2010 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. John was born 15 July 1923 in Wallace, ID to Wilson and Leontine Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Miller. John grew up in and around N. Idaho, and as a young man logged, worked in saw mills and the mines, but it was not until an air show came to town, and he looked up in the sky, that he found his calling at age six and knew he wanted to fly., John enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on 17 March 1942 at Geiger Field, Spokane, WA, beginning a highly decorated military career that spanned 33 years and several campaigns throughout three wars. Appointed as an Aviation Cadet for a short time, he returned to the ranks as a Private and began Aerial Gunnery School. Upon graduation, he served as an instructor and was promoted to Corporal. In October 1943, he was reassigned as an Aviation Student (enlisted status) to Primary Liaison Pilot School at Waco, TX followed by other advanced training. He graduated as a Staff Sergeant Pilot on 4 February 1944 and became one of the 1,155 enlisted pilots who served in the US Army Air Corps throughout the rest of, and for several years afterward., During a 36-day period of detached service while flying Colonels to General Oliver's tanks in his L-5 Liason Plane operating without a mechanic except for one occasion, John flew 92 hours. His aircraft was hit by only one bullet and had too many 88mm anti-aircraft rounds explode too close for comfort. John maintained his own aircraft, was forced to use Jeep gas for his fuel, and on two occasions, he returned shot-down P-47 pilots from behind enemy lines to their units. He often slated that he felt this assignment was his most rewarding contribution to the war effort of World War II., John's WWII overseas assignments included: Cheltenham, England, France, Bastogne, Belgium. Maastrict, The Netherlands, and Aachen, Germany after 142 missions. His active duty ended in October 1945 and he joined the Enlisted Reserves., John became one of the 1,800 non-commissioned officers who received a direct commission as a 2nd Lt. in the US Air Force Reserves in August 1949. While in the reserves, he attended the University of Idaho, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He was recalled to active duty for the, in May 1951 as a B-29 aircraft maintenance officer in the 92nd Bomb Wing (SAC), Fairchild AFB, WA followed by career assignments to (1957) Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, (1958) Bergstrom AFB, Austin, TX, (1963) Offutt AFB, Omaha, NB. and (1965) Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA., While assigned to Bergstrom AFB, he met Ruth Annette Neel, from Laredo, TX, who worked at the, In February 1964, John received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska at Omaha through attendance of night school and was promoted to Major., In February, 1967, John arrived at Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Tan Son Nhut Air Base Vietnam and was promoted to Lt. Col. in November 1967. One year later, John was reassigned to the Pentagon, Air Force Logistics Readiness Center., John returned to Offutt AFB, NB in 1970 to join "Looking Glass" as Chief of the Logistics Branch with responsibility for all assigned Logistic Controllers on the Airborne Command Posts., In March 1972, John again returned to Fairchild AFB, as the Wing Maintenance Control Officer for the 92nd BW. When the conflict in Southeast Asia ended, he was assigned in October 1973 to Headquarters, Alaskan Air Command, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK, as Director of Maintenance Engineering., On 1 July 1975, John retired from the Air Force. His decorations include, , Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Liaison Pilot Wings, Vietnam Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, US National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Senior Missleman Badge, Aerial Gunner Wings, and the Belgium Forraguere., Following retirement, John went into the commercial business of raising worms and sold his business in July 1979. He then obtained his real estate license and worked for Century 21. He lost sight in his left eye in 1982 and retired again. John spent as much time as possible with his wife and taking care of any and all stray animals, many of which became their beloved pets. He also spent much time at their cabin on the Coeur d'Alene River near Prichard, ID. He often shared many of his adventures with family and friends. In 2009, the American Legion Post #14 in Coeur d'Alene, made a short film of John telling of them., John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Annette; his niece Christine (Dave) Anderson of Coeur d'Alene, ID; his nephew, Steven (Roxanna) Miller of Lake Stevens, WA; great-niece Leonel (Robert) Hoskinson, Coeur d'Alene, ID; and great-nephew, Erik Anderson, Seattle, WA., A Celebration of Life was held on 16 December 2010 and he was buried 17 December 2010 with full military honors at Washington State, Cemetery at Medical Lake, WA., YATES FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.



John Wilkens

John WILKENS April 13, 1946 ~ February 12, 2011 John Wilkens "Wilkes" passed away unexpectedly at age sixty-four from a heart attack in Chelan, Washington on February 12, 2011. Born in Seattle, John graduated from Ingraham High School in 1964 and Seattle University, where he was an ROTC recruit, in 1968. John's love for life came through basketball and relationships with people. He never met a person he didn't like or a person who didn't like John. In his youth, John was a star basketball player who helped Ingraham win the metro championship and continue to a third place finish at the state tournament. At Seattle University, John was a member of the basketball team that beat undefeated NCAA Champion, Texas Western. John enjoyed nature and working outdoors in the agricultural field, spending much time working in the orchards of eastern Washington. John is preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis, and his long-time companion, Michelle. He is survived by his son, Zeke, and daughter Lauren. John will be remembered and missed by his many friends. We love you John! A gathering of friends will be heldon Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 3:30p.m. at The Garage Restaurant,1130 Broadway Court in Seattle.



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.



Julita P. Lugtu

LUGTU, Julita P., Passed away on March 20, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Julita was born on July 20, 1935, to Andres Sr. and Conception Padilla in the Phillipines. She is survived by four daughters, Marjulin (Les) Tomaszewski, Cora Lugtu, Ida Thomas and Imelda Xiong (Chang), all of Spokane, WA; two sons, Jay-R Lugtu and Andres Lugtu, both of Guam; 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren; two sisters, Lita Leuterio and Helen Bala, both of Guam, and one brother, Andres Padilla Jr. of Guam. Visitation on Friday, March 25, 2011, from 2:00-8:00 P.M, Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Sunset Chapel, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave., Spokane, WA.



Junior A. "JR" Sells

Passed away surrounded by family on March 4, 2011. He is survived by his father Alonzo Sells, brothers: Jim (Bobbie), Jarome, and Billy Sells, and sisters: Gloria (Leonard) Grimes, Jurene (Don) Shepherd, Doreen (Randy) Langston, and Denise (Dennis) Elke. JR is survived by children: Lonnie (Kathy) Sells of Franklin, TN, Kendra (Dion) Callahan of Meridian, ID, and Keenan (Marty) Sells of Valley, WA. Grandchildren Kieran, Kiel, Jazmyn, A.J., Katie and Kristie, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 26 at 2:00pm at the Loon Lake Assembly of God Church, Loon Lake, WA. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.




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Karl E. Fagan

Karl E. Fagan, 51, of Everett, WA passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011. He was born on September 21, 1959 in Burlington, WA to Edward and Shirley Fagan., Karl graduated from Stanwood High School and then he joined the, . Karl worked for Blue Streak and Vector Industries as their Vice President of Sales with over 20 years of devotion. He married Donna Mc-Donald on June 7, 2008 in Everett, WA., Karl enjoyed camping, crabbing, playing the guitar, and writing songs. He especially loved to go fishing anywhere, as long as he could cast his line in the water. Karl was a member of the PNAA and served as one of their board members., Karl is preceded in death by his father, Edward Fagan., He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Fagan; daughters, Tiffanie Over-street and Angela Over-street; sons, Nathan Fairchild and Shriane Phoenixx; mother, Shirley Fagan; brothers, Kelly Fagan and Kent Fagan; grandchildren, Jaxon, Santo, Kaitlyn Kennedy and Piper., There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203. Memorial donations can be made to the, 3 Day Foundation in the name of his wife, Donna Fagan,, . Donna is a walker for the 3 day foundation.



Katharine Jean Craig

Katharine Jean CRAIG Katharine Jean Craig passed away March 16, 2011 in Kirkland, WA. She was 89 years old. Katharine (Kay) was born July 22, 1921 in Wichita, Kansas to Warren James Hazeltine and Lena Belle Eagleston Hazeltine. She graduated from East High School in Wichita and attended Kansas State and the U. of Minnesota, where she majored in Home Economics. Kay married her high school sweetheart Lawrence E. Craig on February 14, 1942 in Wichita. They made their first home in Colorado, moved to Seattle in 1947, and settled in Normandy Park. They raised their two children and enjoyed many friendships in that community, where they lived for over 50 years. Kay loved being a homemaker and cheerfully volunteered as a room-mother in her children's classes. Her many hobbies and interests included sewing, knitting and collecting glassware. Larry and Kay enjoyed traveling together, especially to their favorite destinations of Germany and Hawaii. They could be found cruising on their boat, the "Lady Kay", into their 80's. Everywhere she went, she found it easy and enjoyable to meet new people - and their dogs. Above all, Kay took pride and delight in her cohesive family. The four spent winters skiing and summers boating together. Kay loved being with her grandchildren, and invited them individually for overnights at their house. Kay especially looked forward to family trips to Maui, where all ten relaxed together. She considered her family to be her legacy. Kay is survived by her devoted husband of 69 years, Lawrence Craig, their two children: Larry (wife Ann) Craig and Joann (husband Dan) Wilson and her four grandchildren: Lindsay Craig, Kelly Craig, Celia (husband Keith) Olson and Colin Wilson. Kay is remembered as outgoing, spirited and adventurous, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her family suggests remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association , Western and Central Washington Chapter ( Friends are invited to view pictures, share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at: WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



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.



Kay Paduano

Kay was born April 2, 1948 and died March 6, 2011., No services will be held. 



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.



Lea Willoya

Lea Willoya was born on November 5, 1964 and passed on March 16, 2011 in Seattle, WA., She is survived by her son, Dale Willoya; daughters, Roseanne Ward, Lea Willoya and Andreas Willoya; sisters, Annette (Corky) Medcalf, Molly (Tamur) Zahir, Laura Blatch-ford and Leonna Blatchford; brothers, Charles Blatchford and Lars Willoya., She is preceded in death by her parents, Lars and Rose Willoya; brother, Bruce Williams; sister, Marilyn Williams; brother, Pete Blatch-ford; and nephews, Paulino Minnis and CB Blatchford., A viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. An inner faith service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 at the Tulalip Tribal Center. A funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 24 at the Tulalip Tribal Center.



Lena Mary McKenzie

Lena Mary McKenzie of Lake Stevens, WA passed away on March 14, 2011. A memorial service for her will be held March 26, 2011, 1:00 p.m., at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Ave. Marysville, WA 98270.



Leslie A. "Les" Barnes

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Linda M. Sauter

Born November 16, 1947 to Andrew and Justine (Bender) Ackerman in Spokane; passed away March 20, 2011 in Spokane. Linda graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. She moved to Lewiston, Idaho in 1974 with her husband, Bob and new daughter, Jennifer. While working at Potlach Corporation she went to Lewis Clark State College successfully graduating as valedictorian. Linda and Bob built their dream home in Spokane and moved into it in 1990. Linda had to quit work in 1993 for health reasons but that gave her more time to listen to her favorite music and crochet. She was also the librarian for the National Crochet Guild for several years. She also loved rescuing animals whether from street or the shelters. Linda is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Jennifer; mother, Justine Ackerman and sister, Ruth Lee. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew and her sister, Betty Zielke. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 26, 11:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the family home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Humane Society or the National Alzheimer's Association. Please visit Linda's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



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.




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Mabel TORGET 98, Born in Custer, Washington on July 18, 1912. Died March 21, 2011 in Seattle. Preceded in death by her husband Arnold Torget in 1987. Beloved mother of Alan Torget and his wife Camille and Gerald Torget and his wife Marilyn; grandmother of Theresa, Tim, Erik and Gary; great-grandmother of 5; great-great-grandmother of 2; sister of Selma Stolz and Alice Shaffer. Member of Daughters of Norway, Breideblik Lodge and Ballard First Lutheran Church. 'Her warm smile and her loving touch will be missed forever and never forgotten'. Memorial Service, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Ballard First Lutheran Church - 2006 NW 65th St. , Seattle. Private burial Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances suggested to Ballard First Lutheran or Foss Home.



Madeleine Cooper

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Madeleine Cooper, a long time resident of Yakima passed on March 9th 2011. She died after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was 88 years old. She was surrounded by family when she died. Madeleine was the first



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 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



Margaret Svea Jungaro

Margaret Svea Jungaro of Everett was born September 1, 1925 in Oravais, Finland. Our deeply loved wife, mother, sister, mormor and farmor will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Margaret was known as a stately, funny, Scandinavian perfectionist with a giving heart and a loving soul., Margaret is survived by son, Robt Jungaro; brother-in-law, Gunnar Jungaro; granddaughter, Mariah Fox Miller (husband, Erik Miller); grandson, Logan Fox (wife, Jenny Fox); granddaughters, Tekla Jungaro and Kajsa Jungaro, great-grand-children, Montana and Safronia Miller and Elis Fox., Margaret was preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene M. Fox; and her husband, Eskil J. Jungaro., A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 25 at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery.



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.



Marie F. Ohad

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Marie F. Ohad completed a ninety-three year life journey on March 19, 2011. She was a remarkable person; unassuming and gracious, gentle and kind, energetic and a lover of nature. She will



Marjorie Ethel Swanzy

Marge was married to Willard Manning Swanzy, Sr. (Will), her childhood sweetheart in June, 1942, until his death in 1986. During their marriage, they had five children: Willard Manning, Jr. (deceased), Michelle Swanzy Foyt (Arthur George Foyt), Joseph Eldon (Susan Randi Kaushagen), Jeremy David, and Jon Dyne (deceased) (Carla Ann Deane). She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



Martha Jarvimaki

Martha Louise JARVIMAKI Martha Louise Jarvimaki, 79, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 13, 2011, after a short illness. Martha was born March 9, 1934, in Rogers, Arkansas to Callie and Russell Seamster. She is survivedby two sons Wayne (Taunna) and Mark (Bridget) and three grandsons, Austin, Garrett and Gary, allof Seattle, Washington. Martha graduated in 1952 from West Seattle High School. Her family was her life and she was foremost a housewife, but also worked for State Farm Insurance, import/export company George Bush and Bank of America. Her family shared that she had a giving heart, a ready smile and an infectious laugh. Her children and family were her life. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and sewing crafts. She was a member of West Seattle's First Lutheran Church, where a memorial will be held Saturday, March 26 at 10:00a.m. A reception will take place after the service. Bonney Watson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church.



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 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.



Mary Rioch Pace

Mary Rioch PACE Age 96. Born in 1914 in upstate New York, and passed away 16 March 2011 in Seattle, seven years after her husband, U.W. Prof Antonio Pace. She is survived by two children, Julian and Laura. She earned a B.A. at Syracuse University and later, in her fifties, a Masters at the U.W.A dedicated artist and a keen observer of colors and textures in the natural world - she was fascinated by "infinite diversity in consistent pattern" - she produced hundreds of paintings all through her life, the last only days before her passing. Mary was a person of great determination who bested many obstacles on the path to her life's goals. As a child, she would scramble up the mountain behind her home, rappelling up the rusted cables in an abandoned quarry to reach the hemlocks at the mountain's peak, climb the tallest one, and swing in the breeze from its highest stem. She's up there now, swinging free at last.



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.



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Michael P. Tonsgard

Michael P. Tonsgard, 47 of Lake Stevens, WA died March 16, 2011 in Everett. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Mike Kincaid

Passed away peacefully at his home in Pullman, WA on March 22, 2011. Mike was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend, and will be missed by many., Mike was born the first of two children to Weldon and Katherine Ellen (O'Neil) Kincaid in Colfax, WA in 1940. He was raised outside of Colfax near Union Center on the family farm, and continued to live on various places on the farm until moving to Pullman in 1992., Mike attended Colfax schools until a change on the farm prompted a move to the Pullman School District, where he graduated from High School in 1959. After High School, he attended WSU and graduated with a degree in Agronomy in 1963. Mike worked in Lind, WA at Phillips Brothers Co. for a year prior to returning to the farm., Mike married Sue Kincaid in 1960. They later divorced. They raised two boys on the family farm, and he continued to farm until 1988 when he decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. Mike began his new career in Pullman at Beasley Realty, and later opened his own real estate firm, Kincaid Real Estate, in 2000 in Colfax, WA. As he used to say, "It's all about the deal." Mike married Gail Bailey in 1993 in Leavenworth, WA, and together they shared careers in Real Estate, made special memories in their travels, and forged lasting friendships with wonderful people., Mike served on the boards of Pullman Grange Supply, Hill Ray Plaza, and Whitman County Realtors as well as on the board of Palouse Producers and the Pullman Hospital Foundation. He was also a member of the Lion's Club in Pullman and Pine Grove Grange in Albion., Mike will be remembered for his quick wit, his kindness, and friendship. He was an amazing father, and an even more amazing grandfather to his eight grandchildren and six step grand children. He loved nothing more than to attend their sports and school events, and always made time to talk and listen to each and every one of them. He enjoyed watching Pullman and Colfax High School sports. He was a wonderful mentor to new farmers and real estate agents and enjoyed seeing people succeed. He was a Cougar fan, and enjoyed Cougar sports immensely, especially Cougar basketball. He and Gail have many, many friends, and his friendships meant so much to him. Even in the last days of his illness, he was comforted by watching Cougar basketball and the many visits from family and friends. Go Cougs!, Mike is survived by his wife Gail, son Cris and his wife Pam, Pullman, son Keith and his wife Chrisi, Pullman, stepson Michael Bailey and wife Tina of Hayden Lake, stepson Kevin Bailey and wife Regina of Coeur d' Alene, his eight grandchildren and six step grandchildren, and his brother Jim Kincaid, wife Phyllis and family of Colfax, WA., We would like to thank our family and friends for all of the support and love you've given us during the last several months, and we'd especially like to thank Regina Bailey and Family Home and Hospice for their compassionate care during Mike's illness., A Rosary will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Sacred Heart Church in Pullman, WA with a gathering following at the Hilltop in Pullman. The Funeral Mass in celebration of Mike's life will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 28, 2011 at Sacred Heart Church in Pullman, WA with a reception following at Banyon's on the Ridge in Pullman. A private family graveside service will be held Monday afternoon at the Colfax Cemetery. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, WA is caring for the family., Contributions on Mike's behalf may be made to the Palouse Empire Fair Foundation, 123651 SR 26, Colfax, Washington 99111 or Friends of Hospice, 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd. #850, Pullman, WA 99163-5624. Online condolences may be sent to, KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME, Pullman, caring for the family.



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



Nick Thomas Zourkos

Nick Zourkos, age 49 of Bellingham, passed away March 20, 2011. He was born January 13, 1962 in Bellingham. On August 15, 1991, he married the love of his life Yanna in Greece. Together they had three children: Dimitri, Eleni & Rina. Nick had many activities that he enjoyed in life. He had a great passion for cooking. Nick enjoyed spending time with his children and wife, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He had a great, funny personality & was always laughing. He touched everyone he knew. Nick was preceded in death by his brother George in 1996. He is survived by his wife Yanna; his children Dimitrios, Eleni and Rina; father Dimitrios (wife Eleni) Zourkos; mother Charlene (husband Leonard) Clemetson; his in-laws in Greece: Costas & Eventia Chavos; brothers David (wife Ourania) Zourkos and Jim Clemetson; sisters-in-law Eleni and Anthoula; brothers-in-law Dimitri, Mario and George; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in Greece and Canada. Memorials may be made to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. Trisagion will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Wed., March 23 at 4 pm. Funeral Services will be held at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church on Thurs., March 24 at 10 AM followed by burial at Bayview City Cemetery. A reception will follow back at the church. You may view photos of Nick and share memories with the family at



Norma J. (Honn) Handorf

Norma J. (Honn) HANDORF Norma J. Handorf (Honn), life long resident of Seattle, passed away3/11/2011. The youngest of two daughters, Norma was born 3/23/22 to the late Seattle Sheriff Murray & Pearl Holmes. As a young singer for the USO during WW II, Norma met her future husband, George Handorf, of Oak Park, Ill., while performing at Ft. Lewis. After a brief courtship, they were married in the living room of mom's family home. They celebrated their 45th anniversary on Feb. 21, 1988 one week prior to dad's death. Mom grew up across the street from Fire Station #9 in Fremont & lived her last few years at Merrill Gardens at Northgate & Foss Village & Home in Greenwood. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the firefighters for your friendship & fond memories growing up across from Station 9. Your kindness & compassion shown to mom & dad was above & beyond the call of duty. We also thank the staff at Merrill Gardens & Foss Village & Home for their compassionate care during her stay with them. She is survived by her loving daughters & their husbands, Susan & Michael Atkinson, Sumner & Marilyn & Bob Smith, Seattle; grandchildren Michael (Amy), Wenatchee. Stephen (Selena), Tacoma & Emily & Kelly Smith, Seattle and great grandchildren, Ethan, Ryan, Ava & Molly Atkinson, Wenatchee & Azalea Atkinson, Tacoma. She is also survived by many friends & relatives who loved her dearly & will miss her greatly. Mom was predeceased by sister & brother in law Dorothy & Ben Adams & her second husband, Frank Honn. Memorial service will be Sat. March 26 at 12 noon at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Medic One, Providence Hospice or charity of your choice. We love you mom. Rest in peace.



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: Derek Judson Wandschneider

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

Derek Judson Wandschneider was born in Lansing, Mich., on April 6, 1975. At four years old he moved to Pullman, Wash., with his parents, when his father (Phil) took a faculty position at Washington State University (where Phil and Derek's mother, Mary, still teach). At eight years old he moved to Interlake School and at age 18 to [...]



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: Jeff Helding

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

Jeff Helding, 49, a resident of Pullman, Wash, died Friday, March 18, 2011, in Bozeman, Mont. He was born Nov. 15, 1961, in Arlington Heights, Ill.Jeff graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill. He later received his bachelor's degree from Washington State University where he worked at the university-affiliated public television station and in the admissions [...]



OBITUARY: Joann C. Aldrich

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

Joann C. Aldrich of Moscow, Idaho, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at her home. She was 73. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the chapel of Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax. Viewing will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be in the [...]



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: Mike Kincaid

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:00 AM 

Mike Kincaid, 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Pullman, Wash., on March 22, 2011. Mike was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend, and will be missed by many.Mike was born the first of two children to Weldon and Katherine Ellen (O'Neil) Kincaid in Colfax, Wash., in 1940. He was raised outside of Colfax near [...]



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 [...]



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.




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Patricia Ann MacPherson

Patricia Ann MacPHERSON June 25, 1924 ~ March 19, 2011 It would take a world atlas to recount the travels of the lovely Patricia MacPherson, who died this Saturday after a long battle with cancer. Born on a dairy farm in Loyal Wisconsin, her musical family supported her in her first independent adventures into university. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Home Economics in 1946. Her first career reflected her love of travel, which would remain with her always. She was a stewardess for North West airlines in the late 40's, and somewhere in the archives of Glamour Magazine, is a photo of her on the plane taken with Babe Ruth, as he flew Northwest. After her marriage to Tom MacPherson in Seattle, motherhood and family kept her busy as they became the parents of four in the early 1950's. As the children matured, she studied and obtained a real estate license in Seattle. In the 70's she began to travel and with her spirit of adventure, and made this her life's work. During the 80's she began an import/export trade from Thailand to Seattle. Eventually the travel and enterprise included China, Burma, and Hong Kong. With a shop near the design center in South Seattle, she was known as Haas Importers, Inc. She rode the early wave of trade from the Far East. A creative, talented and artistic woman, Patricia was devoted to her children. She tended her gardens in Seattle and on the Oregon coast. Patricia painted prolifically the last 15 years of her life.She loved fashion and design, teaching skills to her granddaughters. She was a student of Yoga, and taught classes in Seattle. The practice of Yoga was with her to the end, supporting the poise she maintained through the very last day of her life. During these days she had at her side, her three children, Tom MacPherson, of Gearhart, Oregon, Kelly MacPherson-Levy of New Rochelle, NY, and Kevin MacPherson of Seattle. One son, Brian MacPherson preceded her in death in 1995. She leaves six grandchildren, Alec MacPherson of Chicago, IL, Ellen MacPherson of St. Louis, Mo, and Laura, Elissa, and Brian Levy of New Rochelle, NY, and Modestas MacPherson of Seattle. Patricia was married to Thomas H. MacPherson in Seattle until 1974, which preceded her in death in 1995. Her husband, Jack Drummey, survives her, in Seattle. She is also survived by three sisters: Priscilla Knoblauch of St. Paul Minnesota, Pam Dolan, of Bothell, and Penny Kochiya of San Carlos, California. She was gracious, beautiful, and serene, and imparted her spirit to all of us who knew her. She will be profoundly missed. Her life will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Lake View Cemetery, 1554 15th Avenue E., Seattle. Arrangements entrusted to BONNEY-WATSON, 1732 Broadway, Seattle (206) 322-0013. Please sign her online memorial @ Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society .



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



Patricia Mae Krahn

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Prosser Funeral HomePROSSER - Patricia Mae Krahn, age 83, entered into rest peacefully on March 14, 2011 at her home in Prosser, with her sons at her side. She was born on May 8, 1927 in Huntington Park, California to Eddie and Mar



Patricia Maxine Bright Peterson

Patricia Maxine Bright PETERSON Patricia Maxine Bright Peterson, 84, of Skyway, died at home March 20th surrounded by her immediate family. She was born to the late Raymond and Emily (Wiggen) Bright, on September 9, 1926 in Seattle. Pat graduated from Renton High School and attended Western Washington University in Bellingham and the University of Oregon in Eugene. She married Charles E. Peterson in 1947 and they lived together in Skyway for 63 years. Pat worked for Reid and Cook in Renton, worked in Real Estate in Skyway and retired in 1987 from Boeing after 34 years. Pat was an active member of the Skyway VFW #9430 Auxiliary at local, district and state levels. She held multiple chairmanships and was Auxiliary President two different times. Pat's interests included golf, bowling and after retirement she enjoyed traveling with her husband by travel-trailer and taking cruise and charter trips. Pat is survived by her husband, Charles, two daughters, Lynne Crandall and husband Bill of Tacoma and Karen Peterson and husband Richard McKay of Tucson, AZ, three brothers, Raymond Bright Jr. of Napa, CA, George (Nancy) Bright of Boise, ID, and Michael (Jane) Bright of San Francisco, CA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special Thanks to Christina Bonfield, Patricia's caregiver for the last 9 months of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Friday, March 25, 2011 at Greenwood Funeral Home, 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA, and will be followed by a committal service at Greenwood Memorial Park and concluding with a reception at the Skyway VFW. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Patricia's name to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98109.



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 



Preston S. Colson

Preston S COLSON Preston Shaffer Colson was born on May 13, 1944 in Perquimans County, NC. He passed peacefully at home on March 19, 2011 in Sumner, WA, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by two loving daughters, Angela and Rachel, stepson Bryan, and grandson, David. He lived his early years in Virginia with his immediate family. He had the honor of serving as a deacon at Berean Chapel. In 1982, Preston's career as an engineer brought him and family to Seattle, where he worked at Lockheed and The Boeing Co. until his retirement. He enjoyed nature, music, and time with friends. He deeply loved the Lord. He recently joined El Shaddai Ministries in Puyallup - the congregation of friends he met there greatly enriched his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to his favorite charities: Disabled American Veterans, American Cancer Society , or Samaritan's Purse. Services will be held at Curnow Funeral Home in Sumner on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10:30 am, followed by a graveside service at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.




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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 Harold "Buster" Prouty

Raymond Harold Prouty, 70, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 19, 2011. He was born in Estilline, SD to Fred and Eleanor Prouty. Raymond graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in the class of 1959., He served in the U.S. Army and was a Merchant Marine from 1959-1962 during the, Raymond worked for the Vancouver School District from 1973 until retirement in 1999., After retirement, he loved to spend six months in Thailand and six months in Vancouver. He loved to travel anywhere!, He belonged to the 4th Plain Gang and was a proud American., Raymond is survived by his wife, Somporn (Pon); son, Michael (daughter-in-law Maria); granddaughter, Emma; brothers, Harlyn and David; sister, Beverly Bolton; numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Fred and Eleanor Prouty; and sister, Janice Masser., A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial donations may be sent to Shriners Hospital, 3101 Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239., Please sign Raymond's guest book at:



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



Rev. Maynard Lowell Haaland

Maynard L. Haaland went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2011. He was born January 11, 1915 in Wallowa, Oregon. He served in the US Navy as a Navigator during, . He was a minister for 60 years with the New Life Foursquare Church., He leaves behind his brother, Richard (Elsie) Haaland of Rathdrum, ID; his sisters, Doris Howard, of Woodinville, WA and Rose Hunter, of Marysville, WA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Macel Haaland; brothers, Edward and Willard Haaland; sister, Esther McQuatters; his first wife of 42 years, Frances; and his second wife of 14 years, Nell., Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., March 25 at Floral Hills cemetery in Lynnwood, WA and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 March 26 at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Dr. Everett, WA., Please sign his guestbook at



Richard A. Gumbel

Richard A. Gumbel, 55, of Arlington, WA passed away March 19, 2011 from a brain tumor that was diagnosed seven months ago., He was born in Portland, OR July 1, 1955., He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Liz (Smoot); daughter, Jessica (fiance Derek); and son, Trevor, all of Arlington. Rick grew up in Shoreline and leaves behind his mother, Mrs. Billie Gumbel. He is survived by seven brothers and sisters, two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, and their spouses and children. He also leaves behind many other family members and lifelong friends who will miss him., Preceding him in death was his father, Paul A. and nephew, Matthew., Rick spent 21 years in the Navy retiring as a Yeoman Chief Petty officer. He then became a paralegal and spent over 14 years working for attorney Jim Doros until shortly before his death., Rick loved his watches, golf, fishing and most of all, camping with his wife Liz., Services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1200 East 5th St. Arlington, WA., Liz believes her mother Betsy came to take him home as she passed away one year ago on the same day., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church or The



Richard Bigler

Richard 'Dick' BIGLER A truly great man passed away peacefully on March 17th, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born on November 14, 1915 in Neoga, IL to Dr. Chester A. Bigler and Ruth DeVore. After graduating from Neoga High School he went to attend Stanford University where he became a basketball star on a championship college team, the Stanford Indians. He graduated with a BA in History and Business, and returned to Illinois to help his father run his Ford Auto Dealership. WWII came and Richard joined the US Army and became Captain of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team in Europe. It was during training and on leave in North Carolina that he met and married the love of his life, Mary Lou Bass, of Concord, NC. After the war, Richard and his new wife returned to Stanford University where he received his MBA and Masters in Economics, and his first son, Kenneth Lee was born. After graduation, the family moved to Seattle where he eventually took a job in sales for National Cash Register. Several years later he formed his own insurance bookkeeping service, and later started Northern Investors Premium Finance Co. where he worked until his retirement. Richard was preceded in death in June, 2009 by Mary Lou, his loving wife of 65 years. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth 'Ken' Bigler (Elin), Steven Bigler, and Richard 'Rick' Bigler (Theresa); grandchildren, Bryan Bigler (Mona), Erika Chynoweth (Vic), Stephanie Burell (Matt), Cheryl Diegel (Jeramiah), Melissa Bigler, and Jeffrey Bigler; great-grandchildren, Bailee and Karlee Chynoweth, & Jacob Burell; numerous nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the loving staff of Sunrise, Edmonds where he resided. We will miss his advice, great stories, his funny jokes, his charm and wit; not to mention his infectious smile. He will forever be in our hearts. Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 25th at 12:30 p.m. at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N 36th St, Seattle 98103.



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 Kenneth Meyer

MEYER, Richard, Kenneth, Of Mead, WA, died Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2011. Richard was born January 19, 1930 in Polar, WI to Herman and Bernice Meyer. He moved to Spokane, WA in 1944 where he worked as a long distance truck driver., Richard is survived by his wife, Celia Rae Meyer; seven children; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and eight brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters., A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Center Point, 1408 N. Washington St., Spokane, WA., Richard was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed., Please sign the online memorial book at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Robert William Newlander

Robert William NEWLANDER Robert William Newlander was born on July 2, 1941 and passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home on March 17, 2011 in Covington, WA. Funeral services will be held at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel 27221 156th Ave. SE. Kent, WA 98042, Monday, March 28th at 11am. Visitation will be that morning from 9-11am. Following the services, Robert will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery at 1pm. Please sign the online guest book at



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:




Sally Roberta Westman, 57, of Point Blank, TX died on March 17, 2011 after a battle with cancer at Huntsville Memorial Hospital in Huntsville, TX. She was born in Sedro Woolley, WA to Horace "Hod" and Leona Wood on July 21, 1953., Sally graduated from University of Puget Sound with a Degree in Occupational Therapy. She enjoyed a variety of positions including managing Senior Centers in Sedro Woolley WA, Blaine WA and Point Roberts WA. Sally was a banker at People's Bank in Bellingham, WA. She and her husband opened Hannesson's Restaurant in Colville, WA, and she managed the Front Desk at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Reno NV. Most recently she was an Administrative Assistant at the Huntsville Placement and Release Unit in Huntsville TX., Sally loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies and bowling with friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She excelled at teaching and enjoyed reading and crochet., She is survived by her Husband Sgt. James Westman, Walls Unit, of Point Blank, TX, Son Aaron Westman of Brentwood, CA, Daughter and Son-in-Law Christy & Travis Lindsley of Chewelah, WA, Daughter Julie Haehn of Seattle, WA, Son and Daughter-in-Law Lucas Haehn & Sze Nga Hung of Reno, NV, Grandchildren Gabriel and Rosemary Haehn, and Brother and Sister-in-law Doug & Stephanie Wood of Sedro Woolley, WA., Services are pending.



Sharon Brown

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Sharon Brown, age 67, passed away suddenly but peacefully on March 17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family and the even greater arms of her friends and co-workers at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospit



Stanley Staves

Stan passed away March 16, 2011, quietly at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane after a long illness., He was born in Missoula on Thanksgiving, November 25, 1941, and it was a family celebration welcoming him that year. He graduated from Missoula County High School with the Class of 1959 and worked for the Forest Service in Montana before moving to Spokane., He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints., His wife Marge preceded him in death in May 2010 as well as his brother Don and parents Roy Staves and Helen Staves Little., Stan is survived by his daughter Janet Bray (John) and children of Gillette, Wyo., sons Shawn, Warren and Stan Jr. of Spokane; his sister Virginia Rae Staves Ruana (Ray) of Folsom, Calif., nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild as well as many friends. He will be missed by them all.




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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 .....



Theodore E. Ezbicki

EZBICKI, Theodore E. "Ted", Passed away on March 18, 2011 at the Veteran's Hospice Community Center in Spokane, WA. He was born on February 28, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Joe and Tillie Ezbicki. Ted is survived by his wife, Lorraine; brother, Joe; sister, Marcy; brother-in-law, John Klekotka; nephews, John, Joe, and David; god-daughter and niece, Mary Giusti; and four great-nephews. Ted served in the US Navy aboard the USS Randolph as a photographer. After his stint in the Navy, Ted held jobs with the government as a border patrolman, and with the Justice Department as a U.S. Marshall's Deputy. He retired from the Marshall's service in 1989, and moved with his wife in the winter of 1990. Ted will be laid to rest at the Washington State Veteran's Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA. We wish to give our heartfelt gratitude to the Veterans Hospice staff in Spokane for the gentle and loving care they gave to our beloved Ted and the kindness they have given us during these most trying times. In lieu of flowers, please give donations to your favorite charity. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4305 N. Division Spokane, WA assisting the family. Online guestbook at



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.



Travis E. Lewis

LEWIS, Travis E., Lost his long battle with cancer March 21, 2011, after winning the battle against drug addiction. Travis loved fishing, motorcycles, and visiting with friends. He is survived by sons, Nick Lewis, Trey O'Connor and his mother Kelly O'Connor, life partner Jessica Borgan, mother Sally Riffle, step-father Jim Riffle, uncle Darrell Russell, sisters Shelli Russell, Echo Canfield, brothers Corey Lewis, Freddy lewis, twin brother Tracy Lewis, nine nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 27, 1-3:30 p.m. at the Community Bldg., 35 W Main St., Spk.



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 /



Virginia Hays

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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.



Willard E. Thurber

His life will be celebrated with a service and reception at Mills & Mills Funeral Home on March 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. All that wish to attend are welcome. 



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.

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