Thursday, March 24, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/24/2011



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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.



April Heyrend

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - April Heyrend, 67, of Yakima, passed away March 8, 2011, at Yakima Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. April was on born April 8, 1943, in Idaho Falls, Id., to Guy and Violet (Welc



Arthur Ulrich "Art" Fleer

Art Fleer was born in Winside, Nebraska, a small town of 200 people. He was born in the front bedroom of his childhood home. Art had perfect attendance at school and only missed one day of work his entire life. Art passed away in Vancouver Washington, at the age of 81, after loosing his battle with Alzheimer's., Art attended Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska with his close friend the Reverend Carl Schneider. Art left after one year to start working in the grocery business., At the age of 19, Art moved to Sioux City, Iowa where he met Marvelyn Perleth. They were married Valentine's Day 1952. Marvelyn and Art were the happiest couple we have ever known. They thoroughly enjoyed their lives together for the 41 years they were married. Marvelyn died just after their 41st wedding anniversary in 1993. Art missed her every day, but he continued to enjoy life and have a positive attitude., Art was a veteran of the, and served in the Air Force. He had a large American flag collection that he was proud to display., In 1957, Art and his family moved to Vancouver, Washington. They were active members of Messiah Lutheran Church for numerous years and made many long and lasting friendships there. Later, they attended First Church of God., Art loved his friends at First Church. He was part of the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and the JOY group (Just Old Youth). He enjoyed ushering at church, especially during the Singing Christmas Tree. Art loved the Lord and shared his faith with everyone around him., Art worked at Pay-N-Takit in Vancouver as a grocery clerk for many years. He later worked at TP Food Market until he retired in 1993. He had many devoted customers who he loved serving., Art enjoyed working in his yard and garden. He planted many flowers for not only himself, but also for neighbors and friends. Art was always doing nice things for others. If someone needed help he was the first in line to offer assistance. He had a caring and forgiving heart., Art enjoyed long walks, reading about Northwest and American history, going to the beach and exploring cemeteries., Some of Art's favorite places were Multnomah Falls, The Columbia River Gorge and Cannon Beach, Oregon., Art enjoyed listening to classical music, The Boston Pops and attending the symphony where he couldn't keep his feet still and always had a big smile on his face. He also enjoyed other music. "Nola" was his favorite tune. The old hymns at church held special meaning for Art., Art was preceded in death by his mother, Lisette Fleer July 1948; his father, Henry Fleer April 1954; his brother, Merlin Fleer October 1978; and his wife, Marvelyn Fleer in February 1993., He is survived by his daughter, Lisetta Henrichsen; son-in-law; Dave Henrichsen; granddaughter, Lorinda Ruth, her husband Josiah Ruth; and soon to be born first great-granddaughter, Rylee Ruth, due in June 2011., Art requested that any contributions be made to Winside Museum c/o Lisetta Henrichsen., A celebration of life service will be held at First Church of God, 3300 Northeast 78th Street. Vancouver, WA, Wednesday, March 30th at 1PM., Please sign the Guest Book at




Bartholomew "Bart" LaRocca Age 94, died peacefully with his family at his side at his home Sunday, March 20, 2011. Bart is survived by his wife of 13 years, Gail, son Jerome (Michelle) LaRocca, daughters Donna LaRocca and Regina LaRocca, 4 step-children, 2 grandchildren, Kristen and Matthew, 11 step-grandchildren, and 7 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Albina LaRocca, in 1996. Born in Sicily, he entered the US at Ellis Island in 1921 and grew up in New Orleans. Perhaps it was the city's musical influence, as well as being related to Nick LaRocca, founder of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, that sparked his lifelong interest and participation in music. The trombone was his chosen instrument, and he was a member of his high-school band, as well as the University of Southern California, before his enlistment in the



Barbara Lee Gutman

Barbara graduated into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 22, 2011., Barbara was born on May 8, 1936 in Toledo, Oregon and later moved to Roseburg, Oregon in 1948 where she met and married Rodney Dean Gutman October 16, 1952., Rodney and Barbara brought their family to Spokane in 1967 where she has since resided. Her active life included Cub Scout Leader, Girl Scout and Campfire Girl Leader, Christian Women's Club Chairman, Sunday School Teacher, Friendship Bible Coffee Hostess, Avon Salesperson, Cameo Estate Sale Assistant and Guild School Guild Member., Her hobbies and interests included oil painting, gardening, canning, cooking, faithful school sports spectator as well as being an avid reader., Barbara is survived by her husband, Rodney Gutman of Spokane; children, Scott (Terrian) Gutman, Shannon (Dave) Granlund, Andy Gutman, all of Spokane, and Suzy (Dennis) Anderson of Trout Lake, WA. She is also survived by her brother Samuel Gosso of Roseburg, Oregon; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren., Barbara was outgoing, fun-loving, organized and full of energy until she succumbed to an illness 24 years ago. She will be missed by all of her family members and remembered for her unquestionable dedication as a wife and mother., A private Memorial Service will be held for the family.



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. ..... 



Bartholomew "Bart" LaRocca

Bartholomew "Bart" LaROCCA Bartholomew "Bart" LaRocca, age 94, died peacefully with his family at his side at his home Sunday, March 20, 2011. Bart is survived by hiswife of 13 years, Gail; son, Jerome (Michelle) LaRocca; daughters, Donna LaRocca and Regina LaRocca; 4 step-children; 2 grandchildren, Kristen and Matthew; 11 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Albina LaRocca in 1996. Born in Sicily, he entered the US at Ellis Island in 1921 and grew up in New Orleans. Perhaps it was the city's musical influence, as well as being related to Nick LaRocca, founderof the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, that sparked his lifelong interestand participation in music. The trombone was his chosen instrument, and he was a member of his high school band, as well as at the University of Southern California before his enlistment in the, prior to Pearl Harbor. The Marines became his second passion, and he elected to make it a career, serving until 1962. Retraining as an accountant, Bart's second career was primarily at Solar Turbines, Intl. of San Diego, CA, from where he retired in 1979. Relocating in 1980 to WA, Bart soon took up the instrument again to play in the Bremerton Symphony. After Albina's passing, music became the connection to the next part of his life, when he met Gail as they both participated in the Enumclaw Band. Together they attended symphonies and operas, gave music lessons in their home, and attended Bart's MarineCorps Musician Association annual reunions. A sufferer of age-related macular degeneration in his last years, he received invaluable assistance from the VA that allowed him to continue to read. Bart requests donations to the National Federation of the Blind in lieu of flowers. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, 03/26/11 at 2:00 p.m. at BONNEY-WATSON Federal Way, 1535 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA. (253)839-7317. Please sign the guest book at



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.



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 



Betty Lenore Mckee

Betty Lenore Mckee of Snohomish, WA died Feb 12, 2011., She is survived by her only child, Melissa Renee Jakobson, of Snohomish. 



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



Branda Pui Chu Luke

Branda Pui Chu LUKE Branda Pui Chu Luke, born March 17, 1954 in Guangdong, spent most of her childhood in Hong Kong and in 1969, her family immigrated to Seattle, WA to pursue a better life. She graduated from the U of W and has three children: Curtis Luke, Bryant Luke, and Wendy Luke. She became a single Mom in 1991 and devoted her life to raising her three children. With no previous job experience, she was given an opportunity by her dear friend, May Wan, who asked her a simple question, "What can you do?". Branda's reply was, "I'm good with people". That simple response would go on to define her successful career, beginning as a private banker helping new immigrants open accounts and, in 1994, transitioning to mortgage broker. Branda was introduced to Christianity in 1989 by another dear friend, Dora Chin. Branda credits her success in life to Jesus Christ and was an active member of Cornerstone Church. Branda's faith was so strong that she constantly said, right up until her passing, that she felt no fear in dying and is at peace with what plans God might have for her. Branda enjoyed singing, spending time with her friends in person or by phone and was adventurous in exploring new foods. Branda dearly loved her three kids and two young grandchildren. In Feb 2008, Branda discovered she had stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. Branda fought initial estimates of one year to live and lived three life filled years after her initial diagnosis. She passed away peacefully on March 18, 2011,, surrounded by her children and family. Branda is survived by her children, her daughter-in-law Michele Luke; her grandchildren Jayden Luke and Jazmine Luke and a host of close family and friends. The funeral service is at Renton First United Methodist Church (2201 NE 4th Street, Renton, Washington) on Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 a.m. Viewing will be 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, 350 Monroe Ave. NE, Renton, Friday, March 25th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Branda's church, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 13240 NE 20th St. Suite 19A, Bellevue, WA. 98005.



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 Zimmerman

Bruce Zimmerman chose to join up with the Great Spirit in late January, 2011. Bruce was a friendly and outspoken person. Born in Independence, Kansas in 1953, Bruce was a lifelong resident of Blaine. He left behind many friends and acquaintances from his life's journey, among them fellow pipefitters and union workers, the Masons, local fishermen and businessmen, the Irish, the Polish, the Lummi and the Canadians, the Mormons, the Jewish, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Catholics and many Borderites. Bruce was a self-educated student of history and politics, global currencies, real estate and religion and loved to share his worldly views. Bruce was a dedicated employee working 30 years in oil refining and union construction. Bruce found great pleasure in world travel with most recent trips to Poland and the Dominican Republic. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Elizabeth Zimmerman; brothers Richard and Rodger and sister, Joan. He is survived by brothers Jerry (Donna) Zimmerman, Albuquerque, NM and Lloyd (Molly) Zimmerman, Ferndale, WA; niece Jennifer Vincent, Tampa, FL and nephew Maxwell Zimmerman, Ferndale, WA. A gathering in remembrance will be held Saturday, March 26, at 3 p.m. at the Semiahmoo Cannery Museum. Mem-orials may be madeto the Ferndale Double Dome Community Swimming Pool Project through the Whatcom Educational Credit Union.




Cameron Barry Boyd, 31, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 21, 2011., He was born on October 11, 1979 in Sedro-Woolley to Barry and Josie Boyd., He graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School, with Honors, in 1998. He then went on to attend the, , majoring in Physics and making the Dean's list. Shortly after school, he worked at Pacific Circuits in Burlington for a few years and loved his job., Cameron also loved animals, camping, and the great outdoors., He is survived by his mother, Josie Parker-Cruse and stepfather, Steven Cruse of Sedro Woolley; his father, Barry Boyd and grandmother, Bonney Boyd of Tacoma; two brothers, Aaron Boyd and wife Nycole of Sedro-Woolley and Daniel Boyd of Anacortes; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins., Private family services will be held at a later date., Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Cameron and sign the online guest register at



Carl Dwayne Cunningham

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Carl Dwayne Cunningham, of East Wenatchee, WA, went to be with the Lord March 19, 2011. He was born in Wichita, KS on March 6, 1930, to Carl J. and Fern Cunningham. He had one sister, Margaret Bailey (deceased), and one brother, Dale (Betty) Cunningham, now living in East Wenatchee. He married Betty Irene Brown in Great Bend, KS on March 17, 1949, in the Bremerton Navy Yard Chapel by the officiate chaplain.



Carlina Javonillo

Carlina JAVONILLO 67, Seattle, died suddenly from a cerebral aneurysm on March 16, 2011 in Kent, Washington. Carlina was born December 29, 1943 in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines and emigrated to the U.S. in the late 60's. Carlina spent most of her adult life as a floral vendor at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. She shared beauty with others in the flower arrangements she created and in her loving smile as she interacted with her colleagues and customers. Carlina is survived by four children; Jay Javonillo, Joyce Javonillo-Cruz, Vivian Sam, and Vincent Constantino; eleven grandchildren, Alyx and Dylan Javonillo, Christian, Corina, and Cameron Cruz, Carlos Tosta, Aden, Andrew, and Ariana Sam, and Vin and Jeziah Constantino; four siblings, Frances Primero, Avelina Corpuz, Rosalia Matias and Bonifacio Sebastian and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Viewings will be Thursday, March 24 from 10am-8pm at the Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Avenue South, and on Friday, March 25 from 10am-6pm at the Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home, 3909 Southwest Alaska Street, West Seattle. Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, March 25 at 6 pm at the Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 9 m at St. Edwards Church, 4212 South Mead Street, Seattle. Interment will be at Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent, Washington.



Carmen Burton

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Carmen Burton, 92, died March 21, 2011, at home in Yakima. Carmen was born July 23, 1918, in Roane County, Tennessee. As a young woman she moved west with her family, eventually coming to Gran



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 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.



Carolyn (Carrie) Harstad

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Charles "Ron" Stallings

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

A Memorial Service of Celebration for Charles "Ron" Stallings will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday morning, April 2, 2011, at the Wenatchee Brethren Baptist Church, 535 Okanogan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA. 



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:



Clayton Prusia

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:06 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

February 25, 1917 - March 17, 2011 




D. Eileen Fasso, of Burlington, WA, and a resident of rural Pearce-Sunsites, AZ, was united in heaven with her son Daniel after passing peacefully at age 82, March 12, 2011 in Tucson, AZ., She was born in Seattle, WA on October 17, 1928 to Harry B. and Florence M. (Jackson) Cunningham., Eileen spent her childhood living in the Normandy Park suburb of Seattle and following her graduation from Highline High School in Burien, WA, she was proud to serve her country in the US Navy during, Returning to Seattle following her military service, Eileen married and started her family with the birth of Daniel, followed by her daughter Dominie, son Michael, son John, and daughter Maudie. She moved her family to rural Burlington in 1966 and was pleased to have all of her children educated in the Burlington-Edison School District. She remained an avid B-EHS Tigers' fan throughout her life., Along with her extraordinary intellect and quick wit, she was an excellent cook and a talented seamstress. She loved arts and crafts and would spend weeks creating original decorations for holidays, with Christmas being her favorite. Her exquisite home-made pastries and pies were enjoyed by her family and anyone lucky enough to be an acquaintance, friend or neighbor., She was involved in everything affecting her children, including Bluebird and Campfire girls' leader, den mother in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, PTA member, and she attended every function, play, and sports event her children participated in., Her daughters fondly remembered her making all of their clothes until high school (she knew it wasn't "cool" after that) and creating matching outfits for their stuffed animals!, Her son Michael appreciates her encouragement and support of his artistic talent as a youth, at which time he was enrolled in an exclusive children's art school. He includes their four-week trip to Europe in 1997 as one of the highlights of his life., Her son John is grateful for her insistence upon using proper manners, support of his athletics, broadcasting and writing careers, her love of pets, and for the sharing of the same political beliefs as "Kennedy Democrats"., In addition to the challenges and rewards of raising five children, Eileen dedicated many years as a Social Worker for the States of Alaska and Washington, where she worked with displaced homemakers and domestic violence victims. She was a certified E.M.T. and first responder to many accidents and fires as a member of the Alger Volunteer Fire Department. Respected and well liked by her peers, Eileen was a tireless champion of causes dedicated to help others in need of emotional or financial support., She was accepted and equally comfortable in the presence of public officials, business and community leaders, as she was attending bonfires in the woods north of Burlington to ensure that everyone made it home safely from the "keggers"., Eileen was a talented editor and writer who loved camping, fishing and hunting. A testament to her spirit and toughness is her unprecedented solo hike across the North Cascades from Marblemount to Stehekin at age 52., Eileen moved from Burlington, WA to Pearce-Sunsites, AZ in 1997. She was well known in the area for her baking, crafts, and quilting, with a large local support group of many friends and neighbors. Eileen was a member of the Grand Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, AZ., Survivors include her daughters, Dominie A. Fasso of Everett, WA and Maudie E. (Eddy) McGlothlin of Columbia Falls, MT, her sons Michael L. Deeb of Bellingham, WA and John G. (Audrey) Fasso of Burlington, WA, along with 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and her daughter-in-law Darla (Jim) Schmidt of Usk, WA. She is also survived by her dear friends Anne Downey and Ruth Morrison of Burlington, WA and Pat Hill of Cochise County, AZ., Preceding her in death were her son Daniel A. Wilson and her dear friend Ronella (Bud) Squires, of Burlington, WA., Eileen believed that people and their happiness are defined by how much they love and are loved by their family and friends instead of by their economic status or profession., A celebration of her life and remembrance will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Common Grounds Coffee House, 351 Pease Rd., Burlington, WA 98233., Eileen would be honored by your contribution or volunteer work in her name for Saving Pets One at a Time (S.P.O.T.) which can be done through their website: http://savingpets, , by email:, , or at: S.P.O.T., P.O. Box 211, Burlington, WA, D. Eileen Fasso - "She traveled each and every highway"., To share memories of D. Eileen Fasso and sign the online guest book go to, , click on news, obituaries.



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. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Irvin Dahmen

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

Irvin Dahmen, 89, of Moscow died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society - Moscow Village. 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. [...] 



Dale A. Pirnat

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:00 PM 

Dale Pirnat, 51, died at home on January 18, 2011, of a sudden heart attack. He was born September 17, 1959, to Chuck and Sondra (Simpson) Pirnat at Everett, WA. He started and finished school in Marysville, WA. He spent many of his growing up summers in Southeastern Alaska, enjoying the summer and working for his grandparents, Orwan and Barbara Simpson, on their fish buying scow.



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



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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...



DeAnn M. Jones

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

VANCOUVER - DeAnn Michelle Jones passed away Saturday March 12, 2011 at her home in Vancouver, Washington. She was born in July 1975 in Toppenish, Washington to Michael and Christine Jones. She was raised in Vancouver, Washington and graduated 



Death Notice - Betty Nettles

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 23, 2011 



Death Notice - Betty Wise

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

Feb. 26, 1919 - Feb. 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Catherine Woodard

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:57 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 8, 1918 - March 22, 2011 



Death Notice - Cathy Nelson

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

April 6, 1947 - March 22, 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 - James W. Middleton Jr.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:49 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 13, 1926 - March 18, 2011



Death Notice - Janice Lewis

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 17, 1942 - March 23, 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 - Ken Hayes

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 1, 1936 - March 18, 2011 



Death Notice - Linda Bishop

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:34 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

March 23, 2011 



Death Notice - Mae Shaw

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 21, 1914 - March 22, 2011 



Death Notice - Olive Wahl

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:33 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 23, 1922 - March 24, 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 



Death Notice - Verline Marll

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 24, 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 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 



Donna Johnson

Donna Johnson, 74, of Granite Falls, WA, died March 18, 2011., Graveside services will be held today, March 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Granite Falls Legion Cemetery. Afterwards, a celebration of her life will be held at the Granite Falls American Legion.



Donna Lee Claussen

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Our dear mother and friend went home to be with the Lord the evening of March 17, 2011. She was a longtime Valley resident, whose career as a confidential Secretary included Wenatchee YMCA, Wenatchee Post Office and Washington State Social and Health Services. Donna was loved and admired by those who knew her friendly ways and smile.



Donna M. Peterson

Donna Peterson of Vancouver, WA, passed away quietly, in her home, on March 17, 2011, at the age of 81. She joins her beloved husband, Leonard, in heaven, with many of her cousins, aunts, uncles, and parents., Donna worked for Prudential Life Insurance Company for 28 years, before retiring. Subsequent to her retirement, she and Leonard moved to Vancouver, WA to join her son, daughter, and two brothers. Many wonderful memories were made during the twenty-five years spent with her family and new-found "West Coast" friends., Donna loved spending her spare time caring for her home and working in her church, where she taught Sunday School, served on her church's board, orchestrated church Thanksgiving dinners, worked as Missionary President, and was a dependable link in her church's prayer chain., Survivors include her son, David Peterson, Nampa, ID; daughter, Debbie Peterson, Vancouver; foster daughter, Sandra Hoekstra, Minneapolis, MN; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held on Sat., April 9, 2011 at Camas Church of the Nazarene, Camas, WA., Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR., Memorial contributions may be made in care of Northwest Nazarene University Scholarship Fund in Memory of Leonard and Donna Peterson., Please sign Donna's guest book at:



Dorthy Belle (Hix) Ottaway

A wonderful woman has gone to rest with her husband, Leonard Arnold Ottaway. Dorthy was born on May 22, 1916 in Granite Falls to James and Mabel Hix and passed from this world on March 21, 2011 in Arlington, WA., She leaves behind her children, Stanley (Linda), Robert (Deanna), Vern (Cyndy), Harold (Nancy), Michael and Ruth Haskins (Stanley). She will be greatly missed by many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends., Once while talking about her travels, Nana was asked where favorite place had been. She said, "Robe Valley." The great lady left this world the same way she entered it, with dignity, and surrounded with love., Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26 at the Granite Falls Cemetery with a gathering to follow at the LDS (Mormon) Church on Burn Road, Granite Falls., Special thanks from all of us to Ruth and Stan Haskins for the wonderful care they provided Dorthy.



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.



Edwina Cosgriff

COSGRIFF, Edwina, Passed peacefully at Sacred Heart Medical Center on March 22, 2011. Born Edwina Hill in Shreveport, Louisiana she moved to Spokane a young war bride in 1946. Over the next 30 years she would become well known in Spokane as a favorite bar maid at the area's most successful taverns. "Eddie" worked for long periods at Sam and Dom's, Jimmy's, Eddie Murphy's and the Office Tavern. She was preceded in death by Jim Kimble, Jerry Ogle and her longtime companion of 23 years Bob Brandley. Her passions included a love of flowers and roses., By the grace-of- god all her children were able to tell her goodbye before she departed. Patricia Thiemer, Michael Kimble, Gary Kimble and Mark Ogle will miss her along with nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Eddie's legacy in life was her un-wavering devotion and love to her children and their lives. One sister, Carmilita and one brother, Jereal Hill also survive her. Life time friend, Mina Ross will help memorialize her on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in the Alwin Chapel at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 North Monroe . All family and friends are invited.



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 Jeanette "Betty" Gaffney

GAFFNEY, Elizabeth Jeanette "Betty", Betty passed away March 19, 2011 after a brief illness. She was born in Spokane, Washington, graduated from Marycliff High School, then Sacred Heart School of Nursing. Upon graduation she entered the, as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Nursing Corps. She met and married Captain Charles E. Shannon at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Charles followed his Air Force career which took them to many places overseas and across the United States. Betty was widowed in 1977 and returned home to Spokane. She worked as a geriatric nurse and devoted much of her time to volunteer work with "House of Charity". In 1988 she married Len Gaffney and they were married until his death in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Floyd Yates, and a daughter, Patricia Shannon., Betty is survived by her sister Joanne Ringwood (Jack), daughters Margaret Sherwood (Mike) and Shelley Shannon, son Charles Shannon, cousin Virginia Newell, and many nieces and nephews. She loved her family, her neighbors (especially the "Monday Night Group") and the many members of her bridge clubs., A funeral mass, officiated by Msgr. Pedro Ramirez-Alejos, will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The funeral arrangements will be handled by Spokane Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "House of Charity" or your choice.



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



Elsie D. Schreuders

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Elsie D. Schreuders (formerly Elsie Keppner of Quincy, WA) was born on April 23, 1927, in Teton, ID and passed away in her sleep at Highline Care Center on March 19, 2011. 



Eva Combs

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral Home & CrematoryYAKIMA - Eva Combs, 72, of Yakima, entered into rest on March 21, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Eva was born on October 12, 1938 in Imperial County, California to Aurel



Evelyn Gertrude Carskadden

Evelyn Gertrude CARSKADDEN Evelyn Gertrude Carskadden died March 13, 2011. She was born on March 25, 1911 in Seattle, daughter of Emil Nathaniel Edenholm and Sena Johanna Andersen. Raised in Seattle, she married her school sweetheart, Thomas Franklin Carskadden who died in 1979. She is survived by two sons, Thomas H. Carskadden (Kathleen) of Hondo, TX. and Ralph R. Carskadden of Seattle; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26th at Bethany Lutheran, Seattle. Viewing precedes the service.



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:




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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. .....



Florence Ida Dondero

Florence Ida DONDERO Florence Ida Dondero, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on March 21, 2011 in Yakima, WA at the age of 90 after a long and courageous battle with dementia. She was born on February 12, 1921 in Oakland, CA as the youngest of three children to Marie and Caesar DiGiusto. She is preceded in death by her husband Fred, brother Albert and sister Viola. She is survived by her daughters Diane (Butch) Gaberman and Nanette (Dale) Proctor. She has five grandchildren: Maria, Michael, Michelle, Ashley and Zachary. She alsohas eight great-grandchildren. Florence and her husband Fred opened Dondero Florist at Northgate Mall in 1960. In 1978, they retired and her daughter Nanette and son-in-law Dale bought the business. Florence enjoyed working with flowers and continued to help out at the shop for many years after her retirement. She also enjoyed gardening and walking around Green Lake in North Seattle where she had a home and lived for more than 50 years. Florence was a fantastic cook and loved making many Italian dishes for her family and friends including homemade ravioli, gnocchi and her famous biscotti. She will be greatly missed by her family and loved ones. A viewing will be held on Friday, March 25th at Evergreen-Washelli at 11111 Aurora Ave. No. in Seattle from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.A private family burial will be held at Holyrood Cemetery.



Frank W. Wokojance

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Freda Eileen Davies

Freda Eileen Davies passed peacefully into Heaven March 8, 2011., Freda will be laid to rest March 24, 2011 at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Everett, WA. Graveside Service 1 p.m., a celebration of life will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Hoglund House, Mukilteo.




Genoveva 'Geno' Tavares, 45, of Pasco, WA, was loved by many and will be missed by all. Passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Born May 18, 1965, in Colima, Mexico. She is survived by her loving husband, Jose; five children, Liliana, Jessica, Luis, Beatriz and Oscar; and six grandchildren. She always put her family first. Instilling great morals and values to her children. She was a beautiful person both inside and out, very humble and respectful to all who crossed her path., Geno was a very loving, devoted and dedicated wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Those who knew her knew she was always willing to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed working and helping others. She worked for the state as a WorkFirst Specialist at the Kennewick CSO. She took great pride in her job. She also dedicated her time to assist those with immigration needs. She gained great joy knowing that she made a difference in the lives of those who came to the United States for a better life. Although she was here for a short time, she accomplished what she set her mind to.




Grace resided in the Tri-Cities from 1949-2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund (Ted) Galbraith, 13 brothers and sisters, granddaughter Jamelyn Galbraith, grandson Darren Galbraith, daughter-in-law Janet Westover Galbraith and her parents., Grace was born in Richmond, Utah, December 28, 1915, to Alexander Eli and Blanche Bullen Harris. She was the ninth of fourteen children. She grew up in Richmond and received her nursing diploma from Budge Memorial Hospital in Logan, Utah. While pursuing her nursing degree, she met Ted Galbraith, and they were later married April 14, 1939, in Washington, D.C., and their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Salt Lake Temple, in Salt Lake City, Utah., Grace, along with her husband, established Columbia Medical/ Biomedical Laboratories. While living in Pasco, she served in many stake and ward positions in the LDS church. She was selected Woman of Achievement in 1964., After the death of her husband in 1971, she served four missions for the LDS Church, in the Philippines, New Zealand, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia. She also worked in the Seattle Temple, as well as the Columbia River Temple in Richland, Washington., She is survived by her devoted children, Bruce Galbraith (Evie), Bob Galbraith, Suanne Burton, Jolene Bibe (Randy). She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Todd, Marc, Brett, Tiffany (Watkins) Galbraith, Paul Lomas, Mahala Quintana, and Tasha Peel, Lauren Wygant, Camren T. Burton, and Aaron, Rachael (Hayes), and Alex Bibe, along with 20 great-grandchildren.



Gale Porter Arnold

Gale Porter Arnold, age 63, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Bothell, WA., Gale is survived by his sons, John and Joseph (Lara) Arnold; daughter, Heather Georgia Gale Arnold; three grandchildren, Ruth and Nora Arnold, and Aiden Arnold; two step-children, Shannon (Kevin) Stainer and Ron (Oksana) Lawson, Jr.; two brothers, Joseph and Philip (Diane) Arnold; three sisters, Patricia DePew, Linda (Sid) Johnson, and Cindy Ochs; and friends Patricia Morrow and Beverly Arnold., Committal and Military Honors will be held Monday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at:



Gerald Gary Montgomery

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:00 PM 

Gerald Gary Montgomery, age 60, passed away on March 21, 2011, at his home, with his family and friends surrounding him, following an illness. Gerald was born June 20, 1950, in Wenatchee, WA to William F. & Gertrude (Thornton) Montgomery. He attended school in Entiat and Chelan. He married Catherine A. Keifenheim on November 12, 1972, in Mt. Calvary, WI.



Gladys H. Winston

Gladys H. WINSTON Gladys H. Winston, 95, died peacefully 'at home' on March 15, 2011. Gladys was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 5, 1915. She lived in various locations across Canada before graduating from St. Anne's Academy in Victoria, BC. Gladys' early life was full of adventure, which included serving with the Canadian Women Army Corps, completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and eventually working her way back to the Northwest, when she met an Irishman, who charmed her into marrying him. Gladys married James D. Winston on November 26, 1948 in Seattle, WA where they raised their three children. Gladys loved being a "Mom". She was an active room-mother providing treats for special occasions and she chaperone many of her children's field trips. Gladys' love of children and cooking eventually lead her to the Renton School District, where she worked cooking and serving lunches at Dimmit Junior High for many years. Gladys adored her grandchildren and spending time with them. Her love of life was contagious and she would bring a spark and laughter to any party. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, and being outdoors watching birds, looking for flowers, tending her roses, and loved all of God's creatures. Many Sundays included rides throughout the Northwest, with one of her favorite destinations, Mt. Rainier National Park. Gladys was an active member of St. Anthony Parish, Renton for many years until her age no longer allowed her to volunteer and serve. Her love of God was evident in how she cared for children and any living thing. Gladys is survived by her husband, Jim, of 62 years; sons Michael (Jean), Kevin (Rebecca) and daughter Valerie Winston Healy (Stephen); grandchildren Britton, Christian, Ryan, Heather, and Hannah; seven great grandchildren, and many extended family members. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 32416-D Sixth Avenue, Black Diamond, WA at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011.



Greg Taylor

He loved and cared for his two Maltese dogs, Lily and Toby. 



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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Harriette Catterall Henshaw

Harriette Catterall HENSHAW Harriette passed away peacefully February 23, 2011 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. She was surrounded by her loving family including her husband Linn and sons Dick of Bainbridge Island, Dave of Bellingham and Ben of Arcata, CA. Harriette was a 1947 graduate of the, School of Nursing and she and her classmates remain close to this day. Her extended family included 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Remembrances to a charity of your choice.



Harvey Warninger

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

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



Helen E. Ruark

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

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



Hugh M. Gregory

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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



Jacqueline E. Kuhn

Jacqueline E. KUHN Jacqueline E. Kuhn of Bellevue, loving mother of Mark, Jeff,Lisa and Anita, passed away Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. She was 82. A celebration of her life will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Timber Ridge at Talus;100 Timber Ridge Way, NW, Issaquah. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family's online guest book at, . Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory, 425-392-6444



James Joseph "Jack" Kurtzenacker

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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



Janet Marie Varco

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

SEATTLE - Janet Marie Varco, 67, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Jan was born July 25, 1943 in Bremerton, WA to Shirley and Robert Gano. She was



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 



John Alfred Kinzel

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

John Alfred Kinzel died peacefully Monday, March 21, 2011, at the age of 85. John was born on January 6, 1926, in Wenatchee, to Anna and Frank Kinzel of Withrow, WA. After graduating from Withrow High School, he served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, aboard the USS LST-835, which transported troops, trucks and other equipment to Iwo Jima, Japan and later carried vital ammunition to Okinawa, where American forces were engaged in a fierce battle for control of this strategic island.



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.



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 .....



Judith Elaine Moss

MOSS, Judith Elaine, Judy Elaine Moss lost her battle with cancer on March 21, 2011, at home with her children and grandchildren by her side., She was born February 14, 1947, to Willard and Irene (McGowen) Moss in Boise, ID. Her family moved to Walla Walla, WA, after her father's death in 1947. They briefly lived in Oklahoma and Elgin, OR, but always returned to her hometown, Walla Walla. Judy moved to Moscow, ID, for the last months of her life to be with her daughter's family., She is survived by her mother, Irene Harker; and sister, Linda Swenson of Walla Walla, WA; and her brother, Gerald Moss of Unity, OR. She leaves behind her three children, Doug Graham and his wife Yadira Sandoval of Cheney, WA, Tina (Graham) Carlson and her husband Scott Carlson of Moscow, ID, and Darci Spoonemore of Spokane Valley, WA. She was well-loved by her grandchildren, Jesse Graham, Levi Graham, Samantha Martinez, Alyssa Hoar, Josh Hoar, and Maesen Carlson., A memorial service will be held at The Garden Center in Pioneer Park, at 3:00 PM, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in Walla Walla, WA. The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society.



Judy Moss

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Feb. 14, 1947 - March 21, 2011 



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.




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 McDonald 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 Overstreet, Angela Overstreet; sons, Nathan Fairchild; Shriane Phoenixx; mother, Shirley Fagan; brothers, Kelly Fagan; Kent Fagan; grandchildren, Jaxon; Santino; Kaitlyn; Kennedy; 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.




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



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, Santino, 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.



Kenisha Ollivet Woods

Kenisha 'Boo' loved music, reading, and writing poetry. Boo graduated from Pasco High School in 1996, continuing school at Claires in Pasco, becoming licensed in Washington and Oregon state. With these skills, and being the adventurous person she was, led her to Spokane, WA, where she worked and enjoyed life with her 4 nieces and family., After a fun vacation to New Orleans one year, Boo decided to make a change.packed her bags and off she went to the land of Louisiana. While in Baton Rouge, she was store manager of Wilson Leather and Casual Mail, which allowed her traveling through their southern U.S. stores, buying and hiring for the company, enjoying every minute, as she would with all of her life. Her smile, her laugh and quick wit will be greatly missed by all., Coming from a very large family, one of Kenisha's desires was to become a mother. This desire was fulfilled March 7, 2011, with the birth of her only child, Kaydon Krystian Woods. Although their time together was much too short, it was most rewarding, precious and fulfilling for mommy and daughter., Kenisha leaves also to mourn her, daughter Kaydon K. Woods; mother, Myrna Stafford; and her fathers, Kenneth R. Woods and Harold J. Stafford Jr.; one sister, Kynna Woods; two brothers, Clyde Woods and Winston Stafford; grandfather, Earnace Beasley Sr.; five nieces, Audrianna, Ashley, Alexandria, Alissa and Natalya; three very special friends, Nathan, Cira and Leighton Overson; four uncles and six aunts and their families, and a host of cousins and friends., She was preceded in death by both grandmothers, Ollivet 'Grams' Woods and Annie Beasley; one aunt, Debra Woods; four uncles, Anthony Woods, Clarence and Curtis Beasley, and Joe Peters.



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.




Lillian Emelia Hines (Sinner), of Pasco, Washington, entered her dear Heavenly home on March 21, 2011., She is survived by her husband, Aaron; three sons and a daughter, Bruce Hines (Angie), Patricia Wells (Jim), Tim Hines (Sue), Phil Hines; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren., Lillian was born in Windsor, CO, on June 23, 1933. Lillian was the youngest of ten children, living in the Yakima Valley until her marriage. She attended school in Wapato. She loved music, especially the piano, and played for the church at ten years of age. Lillian married the love of her life, Aaron Hines, on August 29, 1952., Lillian loved the challenges of the business world until her retirement in 1995. Balancing family, career and her affiliations with church and civic organizations was certainly a full life., One thing can be said for Lillian she was seldom without another new project or challenge. Her motto: 'We stop moving forward, we begin to move backward'. She will be sorely missed by many.




Longtime Pasco resident Louise Ellen Tracy, 86, passed away March 21, 2011, at Vancouver, WA., She was born December 3, 1924, in Oakley, Idaho. Louise and her Mom and brothers moved from Idaho to Los Angeles, California, when she was eight years old., While in LA, she met and married the love of her life, Norman Tracy on September 23, 1941. They moved several times with their two daughters before settling in the Tri-City area where they lived for 58 years. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in 2008. Then on November 24, 2008, Norman lost his battle with asbestosis. Louise left the Tri-Cities to live with her daughter's family in La Center, WA, where she lived until the time of her death., Louise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She was a skilled seamstress who sewed for many loyal customers through the years. She sewed anything from beautiful wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, square dance to recital costumes and men's tailored suits. In addition to sewing, her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, bowling (in the majors bowling, many 200+ games and belonged to the 600 club), was a good gardener who grew wonderful vegetables and flowers, camping and fishing (especially loved Canada where Norman was from), bible study and loved watching the Mariners baseball. She won awards for catching the biggest fish during derbies at the coast. Louise worked out of the home after her last fledgling left the nest, working in the food industry (various restaurants and Hanford). She last worked at Columbia Basin College in the Hub where she met and made many friends. She was a really good cook., Once retired, Louise and Norman loved going to garage sales and buying tools that needed repaired along with fishing rods and reels and beautiful crystal. They resold these items at the large flea market held at Packwood, WA, during the Memorial Day holiday. While there they befriended many wonderful people who would return year after year to see what they had brought to sell., Louise is survived by her daughter, Melissa Tracy; grandchildren: Chuck Jones (Beth), Mike Jones, Debbie Lewis, Becky Lewis, Christy Johnson (Chuck), Billy Platt, Bobby Bennett; ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Lucille Tines, and nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Tracy; a daughter, Patricia Marie Kelly; brothers, Charles and Herman Gilman; grandson, Kip Jones; and great-great-granddaughter, Emma.



Laurel E. Crittenden

Sept 17, 1952- March 18, 2011 Laurel E. Crittenden, 58, of Custer, WA, formerly of Portola Valley, CA, died unexpectedly of natural causes. The youngest of four daughters, Laurel was born to Max and Mabel Crittenden in Washington DC. In 1956, she moved with her family to Portola Valley, CA. She spent many summers with her sisters and parents in the high mountains of Utah. She graduated from UCSB in 1973 and returned to Portola Valley in 1985. Laurel was an excellent long-distance swimmer, avid hiker, gifted gardener, craftswoman, and an especially devoted mother. Dogs were constant companions throughout Laurel's life and she particularly loved Labrador Retrievers. She is survived by her daughter Roxanne and her three sisters Beth Schwarzman, Joan Crittenden and Susan Zoller. She is already terribly missed by friends and family. Donations can be made in Laurel's memory to the Sempervirens Fund, 419 South San Antonia Rd., Los Altos, CA, 94022 or to Puget Sound Lab Rescue Program online at



Lawrence M. "Larry" Abe

Lawrence 'Larry' M. ABE Age 57 passed away on March 22, 2011. Larry was born and raised on Beacon Hill, graduating from Cleveland High School. He worked for the City of Seattle Street Maintenance shop for 10 years then relocated to Hawaii. Larry returned to Seattle and spent the past 13 plus years enjoying gardening, cooking along with fishing and camping with Wendy. Larry had a keen sense of humor and was loved by all that crossed paths with him. He was so generous to others, giving of himself to help. Larry was just a Sweet, Sweet man. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorrie Abe.He is survived by his best friend and Life partner Wendy Zema, daughter Jenni Abe (Hawaii), sisters Linda Blackston (Hawaii), Vicki Abe (Seattle), Marianne (Doug) Okamoto (Bellevue), brother David (Deborah) Abe (Seattle) along with nieces and nephews. Please visit our online guestbook at, . Memorials can be made to the Nisei Veterans Committee. Larry's life will be celebrated at a gathering of extended family and friends.



Lea Willoya

Lea Willoya was born on November 5, 1964 and died March 16, 2011 in Seattle, WA., A viewing will be held from 1:00p.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.



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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



Lola E. Padoshek

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Lola passed away March 10, 2011, in Southern California. She was a Wenatchee native, born to parents, Ted and Ruby Wesslen, on July 1, 1928. She graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1946, and worked as an usherette at the Liberty Theater and later, as a Secretary at the Coca Cola Bottling plant. She married Bill Padoshek here at the Presbyterian Church on August 2, 1951.



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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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.



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 



Marilee Jo Thompson

Marilee Jo Thompson passed away peacefully at home in Camas, Washington on March 21, 2011. She was the daughter of Ted and Anna Herbranson, was born July 8, 1950 in Moorhead, Minnesota. She spent her first two years living in Rollag, Minnesota and then the remaining years of her childhood on the farm her parents had purchased in 1952., She was baptized and confirmed in Rollag Lutheran Church and was active in the Luther League youth organization. She attended school in Barnesville, Minnesota and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1968. She was an honor student throughout her school years and was a member of the National Honor Society. She also was a member of the school band and numerous extracurricular activities, including student council. She was an active member of 4-H as a girl growing up on the farm., After graduation from Barnesville High School in 1968 she attended Interstate Business College and received her degree in 1970. She was recognized again for her excellent scholarly work with a coveted award. Upon graduation she worked for Blue Cross in Fargo, North Dakota., In 1968 she married Robert Thompson, Jr. of Baker, Minnesota, at Rollag Lutheran Church and they had one daughter, Cheri R., born in 1970. After they were married they lived in the rural Baker area and later moved to Moorhead, Minnesota., In 1975, Marilee moved to Portland, Oregon. She and her current husband Rick Bowler, had a real estate development business, Port Real Estate founded in 1971 in Portland and One Pacific Corporation, in which she was the President of the corporations, Executive Board Member and stockholder. She worked in all phases of the real estate acquisition and development business doing acquisitions, entitlements, planning, engineering and marketing. She understood it better than most people could. Her direction was always conservative and firmly stated. Marilee was the one in their companies who was always more pragmatic and visionary than all the rest in the family businesses. She was the glue that bonded everyone together and was a subtle but effective leader. She was very intelligent, quick minded, fabulous smile, always gracious and mostly right (good sense of humor, too!). Many families in Clark County are living in homes and neighborhoods that were developed due to Marilee's hard work and determination, including Westridge Place in east Clark County., Marilee was a very private person and very sensitive. She was not inclined to seek publicity in the business or in the decades she spent working for a lot of our local charities, which included Sertoma, Children's Home Society, The Community Housing Center and Innovative Services. She has held many Board and Officer, positions, due to her pragmatic approach. She was passionate to help children and those not as fortunate in life. She made a difference for many people Clark County who never knew her. She was a great philanthropist., Marilee will be remembered for her kind heart, easy smile, ability to put everyone at ease and her compassion to make the world a better place. She was a friend to everyone she knew. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends especially to Hawaii, Europe, Canada and returning home to Minnesota to visit the Minnesota Stream Thrashers Reunion. Gardening was another passion of hers. In the summer, she was in her garden which she tended with care. At the end of the day, you could find her relaxing with friends and a glass of wine and a warm smile on her face., She was preceded in death by her father, Ted Herbranson; and her granddaughter, Zoie Anna Marie English., She is survived by her husband, Rick Bowler; daughter, Cheri English; son-in-law, David English; and four grandsons, James and Hunter Styres, and Jeffrey and Jacob Bowler. Marilee is also survived by her mother, Anna Herbranson; her brothers, Dennis (Kris) and David (Joanne) Herbranson and their families. Additionally, she is survived by her step-sons, Scott and Jeff (Christina) Bowler. She also has a large extended family in Minnesota., Services for Marilee will be 12 p.m. on March 26th at The Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12512 SE Mill Plain Road, Vancouver, WA. Funeral arrangements are being made by Straub Funeral Home, Camas, WA. She will be buried in the Camas Cemetery next to her granddaughter in a private ceremony. A public celebration of Marilee's life will be 1 p.m., April 9th, at her home in Camas., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or, In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honor to the Evergreen School Foundation would be appreciated., Our world is brighter because of Marilee. Marilee will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends.



Marion Alma Jones Hegnes

Marion Alma Jones Hegnes, 65, was born December 4, 1945 in Everett, WA and passed away March 21, 2011. She was a life-long resident of Tulalip, WA., Marion married her husband, Dennis, on October 8, 1968 and they created a happy and content life together. The centerpiece of her life was her family, whom she loved very much. Marion had a very caring and generous nature. She is loved and will be missed by many., As a young woman, Marion loved playing softball and was a proud member of the Angels softball team for several years. Marion was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) for 17 years and then worked at the Tulalip Liquor Store and Smoke Shop for 22 years. She was also a fisherwoman for 17 years, net setting behind the longhouse on Tulalip Bay., Marion loved the ocean, the beach, and the mountains. She would often take spur of the moment trips to the coast and mountains, and collected sand from beaches and sites around the world. She also loved to travel to Reno, which she visited often with her sisters., In addition to her husband, Marion shared her life with her sons, Dennis Lee and Pieper, Donald and Belinda; and her daughter, Denise; grandchildren, Amanda, Katerina, Nolan, and Emily Hegnes, and Skylor Fryberg; sister, Lillian and Franco Gomez; special brother, David "Brober" Spencer, Sr.; nieces and nephews, Doreen and Pete Sieminski, Daniel Jones, Boyd Jones, Michelle and Jubal Schmaus, David Spencer, Jr., Danelle Loera, Alicia and Jose Amador, Juan Gomez, and Viola Gomez; a large extended family and many friends., Marion is preceded in death by her parents, William "Duke" Jones and Lillian Charles Jones; in-laws, Clay and Lois Hegnes; brothers, Frankie Charles, Donald "Dukie" Jones, Emmett Jones; and two infants; sister, Viola Jones Spencer; sister-in-law, Rosemary "Posie" Cross Jones; grandson, Jaylend Hegnes; nieces, Janel Spencer and Dawn Shirley Spencer; and nephew, Lloyd Jones., Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, followed by interfaith services at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral will be held on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym, immediately followed by burial at Mission Beach Cemetery.



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 Lee Baker

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Affordable Funeral CareSELAH - Mary Lee Baker, 84, of Selah, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on March 19, 2011. She was born on April 5, 1926 in Taneyville, Missouri to Cora and Lee Burkhart. She and



Melavee "Mimi" Josephine Jamison

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Melavee "Mimi" Josephine Jamison, 82, passed away March 17th, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in the company of her loving daughters and their families. Melavee was born August 4, 1928, in Urbanette 



Melba Louise Haywood Pippin

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:00 PM 

The Pippin family has suffered the loss of our matriarch, our beloved Melba. She died in her home the way she lived, with the utmost dignity and grace. Melba, from the day she was born until she breathed her last breath, was the true definition of a lady. Born, raised and baptized Southern Baptist in Zion, AK, she was raised to be a tough, hard working person, but always a lady first.



Melvin Curfman

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryMelvin Curfman passed away peacefully in his home March 21, 2011, after a short battle with cancer. Melvin was born in New Mexico on October 7, 1931. At six yea 



Melvin Robert "Bob" Stroh

Surviving Bob are his sons Darren and Patrick; daughter-in-laws Carol and Theresa; grandchildren Sarah, Erin and Eli; great grandson Dylan; as well as his sister-in-law Deborah King and her children. He was also preceded in death by his first son Robert Kevin in 2000. The family wishes to express gratitude for his and Shirley's friends who made their lives better and supported them during tough times. Bob (Dad) will be sorely missed, especially his enthusiastic laugh and willingness to help. His and Shirley's ashes were spread together in the waves and rain at Ocean Shores, Washington, which they loved so much. Condolences may be sent to the Stroh Family, 1548 Heinz Camp Road, Portersville, PA 16051. Please make a donation to Northern Illinois University Foundation



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



Nadine Maybee

Passed away March 21, 2011 at the age of 96. Born November 23, 1914 to Rolland Coffman and Loise Lindsey Coffman in, Valparaiso, Indiana., Nadine was raised in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. She graduated from high school and also received her teachers certificate. In 1933 she married RJ (Reese John) Maybee. In 1943 they, along with their two young daughters, Beverly and Millie, moved to Spokane, Washington. Her beloved RJ passed away in 1999. They were married for 67 years. Nadine loved to play the piano and organ. She liked to flower garden and also made the world's best pies. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, family always came first. She will always be remembered for her ability to love, comfort and empathize. Survivors: Beverly (Alvin) Werner- Spokane, WA; Millie (Garry) Halverson- Wenatchee, WA; five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Maynard and Roland Coffmann. Nadine was a 50 year member of the North Hill Christian Church. Memorial may be sent to the church in her name 4620 N. Post, Spokane, WA, 99207. At her request this will be a private family service.



Nancy Jean Cawthron

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Nancy Jean Cawthron 64, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 20, 2011. Nancy was born in Glenwood Springs, CO, on April 23, 1946. She was raised and resided in the Yakima Valley with her husband Robert (Bob) Cawthron of 44 years. Nancy touc



Neil Robert Johnsen

Neil Robert Johnsen, 63, of Arlington, WA died on January 26, 2011., There will be a memorial, service honoring his life at 1:00 p.m on March 26, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church located in Everett.



Nellie Davis

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:50 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 23, 1906 - March 20, 2011 



Nick Thomas Zourkos

1/13/1962 - 3/20/2011 Memorials may be made to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. 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 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: 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: Judy Elaine Moss

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

Judy Elaine Moss lost her battle with cancer March 21, 2011, at home with her children and grandchildren by her side.She was born Feb. 14, 1947, to Willard and Irene (McGowen) Moss in Boise, Idaho. Her family moved to Walla Walla, Wash., after her father's death in 1947. They briefly lived in Oklahoma and Elgin, Ore., but always [...]



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 [...]



Pamela Jean Richards

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Pamela Jean Richards, 61, of Yakima, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Yakima Regional Hospital. Pam was born on May 21, 1949, raised in Yakima and lived in Yakima her



Patricia Ann Lafky

LAFKY, Patricia Ann, Died peacefully March 22nd at her home in Spokane Valley. She was born November 23, 1944, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland where she graduated from Regina High School in 1962. She worked for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in both Bethesda, MD and Munich, Germany. Pat later worked as a court reporter and legal transcriptionist in Northern, VA. She moved to Spokane, WA in 1985 where she continued her work in legal transcription and was married to Roger Lafky in 1991. Pat enjoyed spending time with her friends and attending Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). She was also an avid and talented quilter. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Ann (Stephan) Summers, and father, John Marvin Summers. She is survived by her son, Daniel J. Smith (Sandra) of Annapolis, MD; three grandchildren; her stepdaughter, Jill Lafky Barnes (Eric) of Nashville, TN; her brother, John M. Summers, II of Ireland, WV; and aunt, Betty Lou Portch of Boynton Beach, FL. A celebration of Pat's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Spokane Bible Church, 9419 North Five Mile Road, Spokane, 99208. A Reception will follow the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bible Study Fellowship -" c/o Diane Gorton, 19409 E. Riverwalk Lane, Spokane Valley, WA 99016. Checks payable to BSF International, Memo: "Pat Lafky Memorial".



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



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.



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,, , 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 F. Morris

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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 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 I. Odom Sr.

Robert I. ODOM, Sr. March 21, 1922 ~ March 17, 2011 Robert I. Odom, Sr. passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2011, after a brief illness just days before his 89th birthday. Bob was born in Seattle at Swedish Hospital. He attended St. Joseph's elementary school, graduated from O'Dea high school in 1940, and went on to Seattle University (then Seattle College.) His education was interrupted by the onset of World War II, when he joined the US Army, and his tour of duty included landing at Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion. In 1946, after leaving the military, he returned home to study at Gonzaga University in Spokane and received his law degree in 1949. Bob worked as a successful trial lawyer for many years in Seattle, com- pleting his career at the law offices of Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis and Holman. Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosemary Knowlton Odom, and their two sons and family of whom he was extremely proud, Stephen R. and Robert I. Jr., wife Helen and daughter Margaret. The Odom family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff in the Intensive Care Unit at Swedish Hospital, for the dedication and compassionate care they extended to Bob during his illness. A public mass will be offered for Bob on Monday, March 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at his parish church Christ the King, 405 N. 117th, Seattle, 98133. Memorial donations in Bob's name can be made to the O'Dea High School Scholarship Fund, 802 Terry Ave., Seattle, 98014, or to the Christ the King Church Capital Campaign Fund at the above address.



Roy Robert Sines

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:00 PM 

Roy Robert Sines, 88, of La Grande, OR, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at a local care facility in La Grande. Roy was born May 20, 1922, at Bozeman, MT, the son of Henry Martin and Mary Gertrude (Wortman) Sines. He grew up in the Entiat Valley, WA and graduated from Entiat High School in 1940. Roy enlisted in the military and served his country during World War II in the Army Air Force.



Ruth Irene McConnell

Ascended into the Light of God on Saturday, March 19, 2011. She was born in Spokane on July 1, 1926 of parents William Whipps and Amelia (Olson) Whipps. Ruth was preceded by her parents, and eight older brothers and sisters, and is survived by her sisters Daisy Mitchell and Virginia Williams, as well as nephews and nieces., Ruth is survived by her sons Mark McConnell and Monte McConnell, and grandsons Mark Sean McConnell and Matthew McConnell, as well as great-grandchild Lucy McConnell. Ruth lived a simple life more attuned to spirituality than wealth. Ruth was a self-taught painter, and some pictures may be seen at, . She was always trying to give. She remains dearly beloved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A private remembrance will be held.



Ruth Philips

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Ruth Philips was born on October 4, 1913, and passed away on March 21, 2011, in Wenatchee, WA. After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, Mrs. Philips was hired as a teacher in Mansfield, where she met her husband, Benjamin J. Philips. She continued her career as a French teacher at Wenatchee High School and Pioneer Junior High.



Ruth "Betty" McCrea

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:02 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

August 11, 1919 – March 20, 2011




Sandy was born on October 31, 1984. She graduated from Umatilla High School in 2003. She was born in Richland, WA, and grew up in Umatilla, OR. Sandy will be dearly missed., She married Thomas St. George on Feb. 18, 2006. She is a loving and wonderful mother of 3 boys, Nehemiah 4, Josiah 3, and Malachi 1. She is the daughter of Daniel and Roseanna Swart. The daughter-in-law of Peter and Rosemary St. George. The sister of Sharon Piel, Danny and Jonathon Swart. The sister-in-law of Joshua Piel and Christina and Jeremiah Pierce. She was an awesome aunt to 7 little boys: Cyrus, Dominic, Nathan, Mathew, Jonathon, Cotton, and Justin; and one awesome girl, Jessicah., She was preceded in death by Jim Powers, Grandpa; Dorothy James, Great-grandma; and Evelyn Brown, Grandma., Sandy was a very loving, honorable and adorable person. She helped anyone and everyone that she possibly could. Sandy was very involved in her church, Temple Baptist Church.




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Scotty Wyitt Chambers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:00 PM 

Scott was born to Julie Harrison and Doug Chambers in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Scott attended school in East Wenatchee, WA and graduated in 1989 from Eastmont High School. Scott was extremely active and lived to challenge himself. Whether he was swimming on the Barracuda Swim Team, playing youth football, baseball or basketball, he was extremely competitive.



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



Sidney K. (Sid) Richard

Sidney (Sid) K. Richard, 52, passed away March 22, 2011 of complications due to Influenza A H1N3 and bacterial pneumonia., Sid was born February 20, 1959, in Renton, WA, and graduated from Mountlake Terrace High in 1977., He is survived by his significant other of more than 20 years, Edie; son, Clint; daughter, Emily; and step-son, Chris; both parents, Gladys and Nolan; sister, Debbie (Irwin) of Utah; brothers, Rod (Patty) of Everett, Douglas (Shannon) of Marysville; nieces and nephews, Wesley, Coral and Jared, Candace and Rick, all of Utah, Anthony of Marysville; and a grand-nephew, Dylon of Marysville., Services at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, Friday, March 25, 2011. Viewing starts at 1 p.m., with funeral following at 3 p.m.




Teresa Lynn Simons Born Nov 1, 1968. Went home to be with Jesus on March 19, 2011. Terry fought a tough battle with brain tumors. She was very courageous and never gave up hope. Terri's unique sense of humor kept her spirits up. Memorial service at Larchmont Church of The Brethren. 324 E 84th St. Tacoma, WA 98445, on Saturday March 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM. For more information go to




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Taylor Andrew Weiss

Taylor Andrew Weiss, beloved son, brother and grandson, went to his eternal home on March 18 due to a tragic car accident in Greenville, NC. He was born on Feb. 19, 1989 in Portland, OR. Taylor spent his childhood in Hockinson, WA, graduating from Hockinson High School in 2007. He moved to Greenville, NC in 2010 to further pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist., His creative genius drew thousands of fans. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Taylor is survived by his parents, Mark and Alisa Weiss (Hockinson); brothers, Jacob Weiss (Vancouver), Peter Weiss (Vancouver), Nathan Weiss (Vancouver), Stephen Weiss (Hockinson), Abraham Weiss (Hockinson); sister, Sarah Moore (Charleston, SC); and grandparents, Winton and Bonnie Weiss (Portland, OR)., He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Norma Winker., A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m. at Hockinson Community Church, 15918 NE 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie, WA., Donations may be made in his memory to Teen Challenge International, USA, 5250 N. Towne Centre Dr., Ozark, MO 65721 or Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 511 E. John Carpenter Frwy, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062., Please sign Taylor's guest book at:



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 A. McCorquodale

Thomas A. McCorquodale passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2011., Tom was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on September 7, 1936 and moved to the Northwest in 1992. On May 24, 1987, he married Aletha and together they raised seven children. Tom first and foremost loved Jesus Christ. Tom was very active in local and worldwide ministries. One of his favorite ministries was to have Sunday brunch and Bible studies with the elderly at the Cascade Park Care Home. Tom also enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren as well as enjoying the sport of football with his son, Tom. Tom is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife, Aletha; and children: Jamie, Isaac, Hannah, Tom, Sean, Ryley, Allison, and Charmayne; as well as his grandchildren: Trevor, Anna, Matthew, James, Haley Rose, Caleb, Amie, Samuel, Abigail, Elaina, and Torrin., Please sign the Guest Book at



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 /




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Walter A. Whyte

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Walter B. Edwards

Walter B. EDWARDS Walter B. Edwards, age 95, passed away peacefully March 19, 2011. Born February 7, 1916, in Blackfoot, Idaho, he graduated from Fort Shaw H.S., Montana; married Donna DePratu in1937; and moved to the Renton area in 1942. He was active in Kennydale Fire Dept., Boeing Rock Club, Boeing Organ Club, Lions, Elks, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Eastern Star, and Renton Rainbow. Walter retired after 37 years at Boeing. He is survived by son Dwight Edwards, daughter Iscel Edwards, sister Maxine Tate, five grandchildren, and twelve great - grandchildren. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 @ Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to favorite charity or Shriners' Hospital.



Warren Wendell Olson

OLSON, Warren Wendell Warren "Oley" Olson passed away peacefully at the Spokane Hospice, House on Tuesday, March 22. He was born to Edwin James and Sena Olson in Merna, Nebraska, on January 19, 1921, the youngest of four children. Warren graduated from Merna High School in 1938. He was a veteran of, , having entered the, Air Corps in 1942. He was based in Wichita Falls, TX, and in Alliance, NE, before being deployed overseas to Sheppard Air Field in England and later to France. Warren rose to the grade of sergeant in the 434th Troop Carrier Group, which was cited for battle honors in June 1944 for their role in spearheading the Allied invasion of the Normandy Coast. He was discharged from the Army Air Corps at Fort Lewis, WA, in 1945. Warren married his high school sweetheart, Lois Julia Kolbo of Lodi and Callaway, NE, on December 23, 1942, and they were married 54 years. Upon leaving the service, they farmed near Merna, and then made a home in Cozad, NE for their family of three children-"Dean, Nadine, and Mel. Moving west in 1957, the family settled in Greenacres, WA. Warren was baptized at the Greenacres Christian Church, where he served as a deacon for several years. In 1979, he and his wife retired to a small acreage on California Creek in Mica, WA. Warren always worked hard to support his family and over the years he was employed by the Armour Co. (Cozad, NE), Keystone Frame & Manufacturing Co. (Spokane), and Quicki Box Co. (Greenacres). He was head custodian at North Pines Jr. High (Spokane Valley) for 13 years, and the students there dedicated their "Cub Tracks" yearbook to him when he retired in 1984. He spent his retirement years rebuilding small engines at his home in Mica. Warren was an avid gardener, loved all animals, and appreciated the beauties and bounties of Nature. Camping and huckleberry picking were common summer activities. Warren played the saxophone as a young man and, making sure that all his children had the benefit of music lessons, he spent many happy hours listening to their daily practice sessions. His sense of humor, his storytelling talents, and his perseverance will be missed by his family and friends. Warren was preceded in death by his wife Lois in 1996, his parents Edwin and Sena Olson, his sisters Mrs. Merton (Opal) Thompson of Broken Bow, NE and Mrs. John (Vera Marten) Siewick of Seattle, and his brother Floyd of Broken Bow, NE. He is survived by his three children, Mel Olson (Spokane), Nadine Olson (Stillwater, OK), Dean Olson and his wife Angela (Sultan, WA), and by three grandchildren, Leif Olson and his wife Rita, Erika and her husband Johan Cronholm, and Peter Olson, all of Snohomish, WA. Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 24, at 3:00 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Rockford, WA., directed by SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME of Fairfield.



William H. Snow

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeSELAH - William H. Snow, 72, died at his home in Selah on Saturday, March 19, 2011. William was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 30, 1938 to Jack and Nellie (Holland) Snow. He used to



William Robert Sadewasser

William Robert Sadewasser, 48, peacefully passed away on Sat., March 19, 2011 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. He was born on Oct. 28, 1962 in Vancouver, WA to Albert and Margaret (Jamieson) Sadewasser., A lifetime Washougal, WA resident, William worked as a fork lift operator in the lumber industry., He enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends., William is survived by his beloved wife, Tara Sadewasser; daughters, Natasha "Tasha" Sadewasser and Akayla Sadewasser, both of Vancouver; sons, Zakary Sadewasser of Washougal and Tabor Sadewasser and Hayden Sadewasser, both of Carson; sister, Sandy Wissinger of Keizer, OR; brother, Clifton Sadewasser of Vancouver; and father, Albert R. Sadewasser of the San Juan Islands, WA., There will be a celebration of William's life on Sat., March 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 2717 NE 3rd Avenue, Camas, WA 98607., Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



Winnifred Lois (Castle) Olsen

While working at the State Capitol Museum (1963-1967), Winnie discovered the story of the Thurston County pioneers George W. Bush and his son William Owen Bush. Her 35 years of research, publicity, and presentations to numerous organizations culminated in the establishment of Bush Family Interpretive Park with historical kiosk near the original Bush homestead in Tumwater and naming of the state's new archives building. The City of Tumwater honored her as its "Historian of the Year" for 1996.

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