Sunday, March 27, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/27/2011


 

ALEXANDER MELOVIDOFF

Alexander S. Melovidoff Oct. 10 1924 to Mar. 23 2011 Alex was born in Lawrence, Kansas to Alexander and Nancy Melovidoff. He graduated from Stadium High School in 1942. Alex served his country as a B-24 bomber pilot in WWII and was shot down over the German Alps where he was taken prisoner of war until liberated in May of 1945. In 1950 he graduated from the UW with a degree in economics. Following a dedicated 21 years of service to the Boeing company, Alex retired in 1987. Loving husband of 30 years to Elisabeth and father to Gayle, Greg, Terry, Michelle and Scott. Grandfather to Alexandra, Tristan and Aidan. You loved us and we will always love you. Memorial services on Monday March 28, 2011 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel at 1:00 pm, followed by a graveside service. Donations can be made to


 


 

Al Ameday

Al AMEDAY Age 93, Born September 14, 1917 in Marseilles, IL. Passed away March 25, 2011 in Seattle. Al was a WWII veteran with the US Air Force, grad uated from USC with a degree in En gineering and worked for Rockwell International. He was member of Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Palm Springs, Broadmoor Country Club and the Seattle Tennis Club. Beloved husband of Joan Ameday, Seattle; stepfather of Shannon (Jerry) O'Leary, Scottsdale, AZ and step-grandfather of Jeremy, Jordan and Brandon O'Leary. Memorial gathering from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Bonney- Watson, 1732 Broadway, Seattle. Please sign the online memorial at www.bonneywatson.com.


 


 

Anita Arlene Agbalog

Anita Arlene AGBALOG Born Oct 17, 1938 in Canoga Park, CA. and raised in the Seattle area. Anita was married to Bob Santos for 25 years and is survived by brothers; Godfrey Jr., Richard, Auntie Mary, her 6 children; Daniel, Simone, Robin, Tom, John and Nancy; her 19 grandchildren, Eve and her 13 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father Godfrey Sr., her mother Mildred, and her brother James Michael. Anita was employed by the Boeing Company for 29 years. She loved painting, sewing, ma crame and crocheting. The celebra tion of her life will be held at The Immaculate Conception Parish located at 820 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122 on Wed, March 30, at 7pm. Reception to follow.


 


 

Ann Griggs

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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


 


 

Arlene Lucille (Wahlen) Conrad

Of Spokane, passed away due to complications from pneumonia Monday, March 21, 2011, in Ogden, Utah, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in American Falls, Idaho to Clarence and Laura Wahlen and raised in Aberdeen, Idaho. She married her best friend and love of her life, Dean Mecham Conrad, on March 28, 1964, in the Idaho Falls, LDS Temple. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Spokane, where they raised five children. Arlene was dedicated to her family and her faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Conrad, her parents Clarence and Laura Wahlen, her siblings, Claire Wahlen, Boyd Wahlen, Maxine Smith, and Jack Wahlen, and a grandson, Dean Mecham Conrad III. She is survived by her five children, Wendy Farris (Morgan, UT), Dean Conrad, JC Conrad, and Michael Conrad (all of Spokane, WA) and Melissa Perez (Phoenix, AZ), 15 grandchildren and siblings Gary Wahlen (Mesquite, NV), Karen Waters (Dallas, TX), and JoAnn Bradley (Jerome, ID). Funeral and burial services were held Friday, March 25th in Aberdeen, Idaho. Her children will be holding a memorial open house for her friends and family in Spokane on Friday, April 1st 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Evergreen Building, 14111 E 16th Ave. Arlene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed!


 


 

Arthur Joseph Siekawitch

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaGLEED - Arthur Joseph Siekawitch passed away on March 10, 2011 at the age of 90. He was born on August 14, 1920 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. At the age of two his family moved to the Yakima Vall


 


 

BERNHARD ALVESTAD

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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. ..... 


 


 

Barry Allan Ackerley

Barry Allan ACKERLEY Barry Allan Ackerley, entrepreneur, husband, father and grand-father, died early in the morning on March 21st. He was 76. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Ackerley earned his B.S. in Business from the University of Iowa in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 and was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Mr. Ackerley's distinguished career in media and advertising began in New York in 1958 in sales for Better Homes & Gardens magazine. In 1963, he joined Stoner Outdoor Advertising and found his calling. He proved himself a highly capable operator with a strong acumen for business and in 1965, the Garvey Family of Kansas asked him to launch and operate Advan, a new outdoor advertising company that began with operations in Fresno and Bakersfield, CA and expanded to San Francisco and Oakland, CA. After building Advan into a highly successful and profitable business, Mr. Ackerley founded Golden West Outdoor with operations in Sacramento, CA and Colorado Springs, CO. In 1972, he was approached by his friend and fellow outdoor advertising colleague, Karl Eller, who asked him to run his national sales office for Combined Communications, an outdoor and broadcast media company based in New York. Ever the entrepreneur, in 1975 Mr. Ackerley purchased Obie Media in Seattle, WA. This company would become the foundation on which a national media and entertainment empire would be built, one day becoming The Ackerley Group, Inc., listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2002, when The Ackerley Group, Inc. was acquired by Clear Channel Worldwide, the company owned and operated 18 television stations, five radio stations and outdoor advertising operations in six states and over 20 markets. In 1983, Mr. Ackerley purchased the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association to ensure the team would remain in Seattle, WA. Over the next 18 years, the Sonics became the region's most successful professional sports franchise. During his tenure as Owner, the Sonics appeared in the NBA playoffs 13 times which included four Pacific Division Championships, one Western Conference Championship and an appearance in the 1996 NBA Finals. Ever the innovator, Mr. Ackerley was one of the first sports owners in America to broadcast the team's games on both radio and television stations that he owned reaching more Sonics fans than ever before. Following the creation of Full House Sports & Entertainment under Mr. Ackerley's leadership, two successful sports franchises were launched: the Seattle SeaDogs of the Continental Indoor Soccer League who would win the 1997 CISL Championship and the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association. Mr. Ackerley's record of community service and philanthropy both professionally and personally spanned over three decades and impacted communities across America. Through Ackerley Corporate Giving, the philanthropic arm of The Ackerley Group, the company annually contributed 6% of its annual gross revenues in cash and in-kind services to the communities it served. Additionally, in 1997, Mr. Ackerley and his wife Ginger established The Ginger and Barry Ackerley Foundation which focuses on early childhood education throughout the state of Washington. Mr. Ackerley was the recipient of many lifetime achievement awards. Among them were the Roosevelt High School (Des Moines, Iowa) Alumnus of the Year and the Sigma Chi Fraternity's Significant Sig Award. Along with his wife Ginger, Mr. Ackerley received the Corporate Council for the Arts Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, the Anti-Defamation League's- Torch of Liberty Award, Junior Achievement's Stanley O. McNaughton Award and became a Laureate of the Puget Sound Business Journal's Hall of Fame. Mr. Ackerley was a deeply devoted family man. He enjoyed boating in the Pacific Northwest with his family; summers on San Juan Island with his grandchildren and winters in the California desert with family and friends. Mr. Ackerley is survived byhis wife Ginger, his daughter Kim Ackerley Cleworth, his two sons Christopher and Ted Ackerley and seven grandchildren- Henry, Atty, Charlie, Anabelle, Benjamin, Hunter and Ashley. Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday April 7 at St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA with the Rev. Doyt L. Conn, Jr. presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be directed to: Eisenhower Medical Hospital/Foundation - 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.


 


 

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 G. Griffiths

Bernard G. Griffiths, 80, of Lynnwood, passed away on February 21, 2011., Bernard was born on December 15, 1930 in Moosic, Pennsylvania. He proudly served on active duty for 20 years in the, . Upon retiring from the service in 1968, he went to work at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle and retired from there in 1992., He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty, in 2009., He is survived by two daughters; two sons; three stepdaughters; one stepson; three sons-in-law; three daughters-in-law; and many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren., There will be no funeral services but a memorial gathering is planned for summer for both Bernard and his wife.


 


 

Bertha Bratt

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Betty Jane Magill

Beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Wife of James. Champion of small animals. Enjoyed her garden, books and good food., We will miss your gentle heart and wonderful smile., Service at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills., Remembrances may be made to your favorite animal shelter.


 


 

Betty Lorene Hawkins

Proceeded in death by her husband Vern Hawkins. They had three children, Linda Brusseau of Sonora California, Patti Edwards, (husband Russ Edwards) of Spokane Washington, Steve Hawkins (wife Geneva Hawkins) of Olympia Washington, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Betty suffered from dementia, and lived at Clare Bridge of Spokane (a memory loss facility) for five years. Betty's family is forever grateful for the wonderful care they gave Betty in her last years of life. There will be no service per Betty's family's request. They do ask if you would like to remember Betty please send a donation to the Alzheimer"s Association, 910 W. 5th Ave, Suite 256, Spokane WA 99205 or to Hospice of Spokane, S. 121 Arthur P.O.Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210-2215


 


 

Beverly Jane Johnson

Bev was born March 21, 1947 in Portland, OR. Her family moved to a Brush Prairie, WA farm where Bev grew up and graduated in 1965 from Battle Ground High School. She worked a short time for Jantzen Mills before a 34 year career at SW WA Medical Center., Bev enjoyed entertaining and gardening. She loved traveling to the beach, Mexico, and especially Disneyland., Bev is survived by her husband of 43 years, Pat; daughter, Amy (John); son Aaron; grandchildren Joshua, Hannah, Henry & Kennedy; her siblings, and much loved family and friends., Service will be Fri., April 1, 2011, 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Please sign her guestbook at


 


 

Bob Trosper

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Bonnie Rosalie Steinmeyer McPherson-Copeland

photoCopelandBonnie.tif" Bonnie.tif" BONNIE R. STEINMEYER MCPHERSON-COPELAND August 13, 1935 ~ March 19, 2011, "Mac's Girl" Bonnie Rosalie Steinmeyer McPherson-Copeland passed away in her sleep at her own Washougal home on March 19, 2011. Bonnie was born on August 13, 1935, in Washougal to Ernest H. and Cecile J. Steinmeyer. She was born and raised in Washougal, married Daniel Joseph McPherson, who was to the end of her days the love of her life. She travelled as a military wife and in those and later years during her marriage to Glover Copeland, lived a variety of places from Alaska to Florida, Illinois to Texas, as they moved for Glover's work., Bonnie put herself through Business College in the 70's, earning a Bachelor's of Arts degree, then worked for the Auditor's Office and retired in 1995 with many commendations and awards. She managed her own life and she loved every bit of her family with no exception., She always claimed Washougal as her home. Bonnie never met a stranger, was generous to a fault, and had a heart as big as Texas. She had friends old and new, she was a force in life here on earth and will be a force in Heaven while she's dancing with Mac and holding hands with her son, Donnie., Bonnie loved the beach and never missed an opportunity to go play in the surf and sand. She loved her yard and gardens and spent a lot of time making them beautiful. She adored her dog, Casey, and they loved going for rides in the car together., She is survived by her children, Vicki Noel-McPherson and Daniel (& Nola) J. McPherson, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Bonnie is also survived by her siblings Barbara (& Herb) Thurlow, Delores (& Don) Grubb/Crodle, Howard (& Pauline) Steinmeyer, Lyle (& Bonnie) Steinmeyer, Marjorie Joner/Pelletier, and sister-in-law Jackie Steinmeyer., She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel "Mac" in 1954, her son Donald McGee in 1980, her brother Ken Steinmeyer and her sister Lucile Bruley., A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Bonnie's guest book at


 


 

Brian Joseph Dickie

Brian Joseph DICKIE June 26, 1949 - March 22, 2011 Brian died peacefully at home Tuesday morning following a 13 month fight with brain cancer. His honorable life began in Edmonton Alberta, born to Arthur and Joan Dickie. In 1954 the family moved to North Seattle, where Brian attended Inglemoor High School and was an accomplished wrestler, graduating in 1967. Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969, Brian served two years in Geissen, Germany in the Operations and Intelligence section of the 3/79th Artillery. Following his service Brian graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing Communications. In 1977 Brian began a 33 year career with Vandermeer Forest Products as a salesman. His strong work ethic and business acumen were recognized and rewarded throughout the years with consistent promotions. Brian eventually acquired the business with a partner in 2007. An avid skier, Brian traveled North America extensively in pursuit of challenging terrain and champagne powder - eventually settling upon Whistler Mountain as a favorite despite the occasional Cascade Concrete. In 1998 Brian discovered a new passion in golf. As a natural and dedicated athlete, it did not take long for his handicap to reach single digits. His opponents did not always appreciate his near perfect knowledge of the rule book, but his teammates certainly did. Brian was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 20 years, Eleanor Thompson, daughters Jennifer Rodriguez (nee Jennifer Dickie), Alison Marra and Tasya Marra Demers, brothers Sherwood (Mary Ann), Keith (Kathie), cousin Ray Hanley (Kim), numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren Leila and Ava Rodriguez and Nicolas and Benjamin Demers. Brian will be remembered for his well defined moral code, sharp wit, wisdom and compassion for others. Remembrances to the Ivy Center for Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish or the Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Research.


 


 

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, ..... 


 


 

Burkholder, Peter Manning

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 AM 

Peter Manning Burkholder, 71, died March 18 at a local hospital, after a very courageous battle from an extended illness. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, .....


 


 

Burton Eugene "Burt" Lent

Burton Eugene Lent, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 20, 2011. He was born on Jan. 17, 1917 to Frederick and Vera Lent in Cresco, IA, the middle child between Charles and Gertrude. After attending school in Cresco and Worthington, MN, he went to Waverly, IA to work for his brother-in-law., It was in Waverly that Burt met the love his life, Virginia Bailey. They were married June 1, 1941 and were happily married for almost 70 years!, They came to Vancouver to work in the shipyards for the war effort in 1943. After a brief return to Iowa after the war, they returned to Vancouver in 1945., Burt worked at Sparks Home Furnishings for 35 years. After retiring, Burt kept busy volunteering at his church and ushering each Sunday. He also worked at Share House serving lunch one day a week. He enjoyed his wood lathe making numerous toy soldiers and snowmen. He especially liked attending the men's cooking class at Marshall Recreation Center and traveling with Ginny to many wonderful places around the world. For the last two and a half years, Burt and Ginny have lived happily at Highgate Senior Living., Burt is survived by his wife, Virginia; three nephews; and a host of friends in Vancouver who will all miss his love, caring, and sense of humor., The celebration of his life will take place on Wed., March 30, at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 33rd and Main., Instead of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the church with a label for the Share House Lunch Program that Burt helped with for many years., Please sign Burt's guest book 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.


 


 

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 E. Eddy

Carol left us unexpectedly on March 17, 2011. She didn't even get to wear her new shamrock socks., Carol Eddy was born Carol Elizabeth Snow in Cusick, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. Eddy, who passed on their 66th anniversary, October 4, 2006; and two brothers: Harvey Snow and Stanley Snow. She is survived by three children: E. Dawes Eddy and Mary Kay, Joann S. Davis and Rick, Steven J. Eddy and Mikie; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Richard Eddy; nieces, nephews and cousins., Carol started her life in Cusick and her married life took her to CDL, ID, Spokane WA, Encinitas, Atascadero and Weaverville in CA and Brookings, OR, which was her favorite. Her last home was at Riverview Retirement, where she was independent and still driving!, Carol was a petite woman with an extra large spirit. She wrote the most wonderful letters that kept all her family and friends in the know. She loved traveling, hiking, fishing and gardening. She never lost a tomato growing contest. Her sticky buns were a special delight and she made them for all of us. She also had an affinity for all dogs and cats., Carol's positive attitude and humor made her an always welcome addition. She had an interest in all things. No moss grew under her feet., Words cannot express how much she was loved and will be missed. All of the family feels so fortunate to have had her with us for 91 and 1/2 years. Each day of our future will be lightened by remembering one of our many special times with her., A private family memorial is planned at a later date.


 


 

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. 


 


 

Christopher R. Huber

Of Spokane, WA died March 23, 2011 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He was born March 30, 1969 in Ridgewood NJ to Edward and Mary Huber. On August 10, 1997 he married Shellynne Whelan in Stockton, CA. They came to Spokane in 2006 from Fresno, CA. Christopher worked at St. Lukes Hospital in Spokane as an occupational therapist. He enjoyed surfing, water skiing boating, biking and hockey. Survivors include his wife Shellynne at home and two children Bailey and Savannah Huber. Other survivors include his parents, Edward Huber in Naples, FL and Mary Huber in Moorestown, NJ and a sister, Michele Huber in Pittsburgh, PA. Christopher is preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Huber in 2002. Memorial services in Spokane will be held at a later date. Funeral services will be April 6th at Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff, NJ with visitation on April 5th from 7-9 pm. Burial to follow at Mary Rest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ. Memorials may be made to the Bailey & Savannah Huber Scholarship Fund at 811 W. 21st Ave. Spokane, WA 99203. Visit Christopher's on-line memorial at, . BELL TOWER FUNERAL HOME, Post Falls, ID in care of local arrangements.


 


 

Clarence Petty

Clarence Petty, 74, of Vancouver, Washington, lost his battle with cancer, at home with his family. He was born in Little Sioux, Iowa., He worked for the US Forest Service for 35 years as a Civil Engineer. He was actively involved in his community. He was the 4-H leader of Tailored To Ride for 30 years. He was honored to be elected to the State 4-H Hall of Fame. He was on the board of NW Harvest South a local food bank for 20 years., His favorite pastime was playing pool. He was the Captain of various Clark County pool leagues, playing most recently for the Half Time Tavern. He was an expert pool player and his reputation proceeded him wherever he went. He was a member of the CCEHorse Council for over 21 years., Clarence is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marney;, sisters, Linda (Larry) Masters and Madelyn (Scott) Petty; children, Alan (Carrie) Petty, Pam (Mike) West, Vicki (Mick) Martin, Tracy (Richie) Eriksen; grandchildren Jessica, Tyler, Adam, Tyrah, Emily and Ryan; and great-grandson, Stephen., A memorial service will be held, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 426 E 4th Plain, Parrish Hall, Vancouver, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to NW Harvest South, PO Box 2131, Vancouver, WA 98668., Please view/sign his guestbook at


 


 

Clayton Prusia

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

February 25, 1917 - March 17, 2011 


 


 

Clinton James Dirks

Was born in Lamont, Washington on June 6, 1931. He died peacefully on March 22, 2011 at Riverview Care Center in Spokane Washington. Clinton was raised on a farm near Lamont and attended school there. He spent a brief time in the army and four years in the navy, enabling him to see some of the world. He traveled to Europe and South America but always said that the wheat country in eastern Washington was the most beautiful place he'd ever seen., Clinton married Kay Colyar September 29, 1957 and together they raised four children on a farm north of Sprague. He was active in his community, serving such organizations as Edwall Grain Growers, Sprague Gun club, American Legion and as a Fire Commissioner. His life revolved around his family, friends and farm. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and warm and generous spirit., He was preceded in death by his parents Jake and Louise Dirks, his brother Clarence and his nephew Dan. He is survived by his wife Kay, their four children: Jackie, Joni and husband John Ransom, Patti and husband Mark Ostby, Randy and wife Kristen, and ten grandchildren: Tyler and Ben Ostby, Erika, Dustin, Riley, Cameron and Blake Dirks, Emma and Sarah Ransom, and Kay Lowe. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Jordan of Cheney and Lorraine Shawgo of St. John, and numerous nieces and nephews., A potluck and Memorial Service to celebrate Clinton's life will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sprague, Washington at 12:00 noon on April 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sprague Fire Department Building Fund (PO Box 278 Sprague, 99032) or the charity of your choice.


 


 

Clyde Andrew Dunken

Passed away March 10, 2011, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident in Hawaii. He grew up in Spokane, WA. He loved to travel the U.S. on his motorcycle. He visited Hawaii in the early 90's and loved the island so much that he relocated there. He is survived by his son, Nathan, Spokane, WA, his mother Ilse Linder-Hiller and her husband Clyde Hiller of Spokane, WA, his girlfriend Cathy Gehrhardt of Hawaii, his brothers Ivan of Seattle, WA, Mark and his wife Lisa of CDA, ID his sisters Cynthia of Eugene, OR, Tammie Stokes and her husband Christopher of Spokane, WA and numerous nieces and nephews., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his honor to Sacred Heart Foundation Organ Transplant fund at 101 West 8th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Donald H. Bishop

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Donald H. Bishop, 90, a longtime Pullman resident and retired Washington State University professor, died Friday, March 25, 2011, while wintering in Mesa, Ariz. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...]


 


 

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. [...] 


 


 

DEATH NOTICE: Margaret J. Landrith

Friday, March 25, 2011 3:00 AM 

Margaret J. Landrith of Moscow died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare Center. She was 85. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 


 


 

DELMER BRADSHAW

Delmer G. Bradshaw Born 1935, of Kent, Wash., died the evening of March 23 after suffering a stroke earlier that day. He was surrounded by family: Donna, his wife of 55 years, his children Jeff, Melinda and Joe, grandchildren Wes and his wife Robyn, Kimberly, Nick, Erica, Hannah and Sara, daughter-in-law Lori, and son-in-law Keith. Other survivors include Toni Pettie, Jeff Bradshaw's fianc e, Nick Witta, Kimberly Bradshaw's husband, and great-granddaughter Reagan Mary. Del Bradshaw and Donna (Jenkins) were married in 1955 in Yakima before moving to Seattle, where Del graduated with honors from the University of Washington, earning bachelor's and master's degrees. Del enjoyed a distinguished 36-year executive career with Boeing Aerospace, where his accomplishments included work in Houston with the NASA Space Program supporting the first and subsequent Apollo moon missions. He was part of the team that helped bring the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft safely back to Earth. Later, he managed the Boeing AWACS program. He retired in 1994. Del and Donna have lived in Kent since 1977. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20730 SE 272nd St. in Covington, Wash. A graveside service will take place at noon on Wednesday, March 30, at West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima. Fellowship will follow at 2 p.m. at Apple Tree Restaurant in Yakima. For more information, and to make a tribute to Del, visit


 


 

DONALD BURROUGHS

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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 Kirkpatrick

On March 28, 2011 we would have celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. God blessed Dale and me with a wonderful "love affair" for 24 years and 4 months before taking Dale home to the "Heavenly Country.", "Our Song" which was played at our wedding is "I Love How You Love Me" by Bobby Vinton.


 


 

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 - 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 - Opal Gentry

Friday, March 25, 2011 5:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 22, 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 - Verline Marll

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

March 24, 2011 


 


 

Delmer G. Bradshaw

Delmer G. BRADSHAW Delmer G. Bradshaw, born 1935, of Kent, Wash., died the evening of March 23 after suffering a stroke earlier that day. He was surrounded by family: Donna, his wife of 55 years; his children Jeff, Melinda and Joe; grandchildren Wes and his wife Robyn, Kimberly, Nick, Erica, Hannah and Sara; daughter-in-law Lori and son-in-law Keith. Other survivors include Toni Pettie, Jeff Bradshaw's fiancée; Nick Witta, Kimberly Bradshaw's husband; and great-granddaughter Reagan Mary. Del Bradshaw and Donna (Jenkins) were married in 1955 in Yakima before moving to Seattle, where Del graduated with honors from the University of Washington, earning bachelor's and master's degrees. Del enjoyed a distinguished 36-year executive career with Boeing Aerospace, where his accomplishments included work in Houston with the NASA Space Program supporting the first and subsequent Apollo moon missions. He was part of the team that helped bring the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft safely back to Earth. Later, he managed the Boeing AWACS program. He retired in 1994. Del and Donna have lived in Kent since 1977. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20730 SE 272nd St. in Covington, Wash. A graveside service will take place at noon on Wednesday, March 30, at West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima. Fellowship will follow at 2 p.m. at Apple Tree Restaurant in Yakima. For more information, and to make a tribute to Del, visit www.yahnandson.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hope for Hearts Guild benefiting Seattle Children's Heart Center and honoring Reagan Mary Bradshaw. Donate at www.hopeforheartsguild.com.


 


 

Dennis Gerald Colwell

COLWELL, Dennis Gerald, Dennis passed away peace-fully after a lengthy and heroic battle with cancer. Dennis was born to Harry and Marcellia Colwell. Dennis enjoyed many outdoor activities: hunting, camping, but most of all fishing with his best friends Mel and his wife Lynn. Dennis was preceded in death by his father and brothers-George, James, Patrick, Michael, and Richard. Dennis is survived by his mother and stepfather Marcellia and Robert Matthews; bothers: Harry (wife Pam), Tom (wife Sherry); sisters: Mary (Terry), Beverly (Bob), and Linda (John), many nieces and nephews., Remembering you is easy. We do it every day. Missing you is the hardest part, as it never goes away. To hear your voice to see your smile to sit with you and talk awhile - would be our greatest wish. Today- tomorrow our whole life through- we shall always remember you. Your loving family! You will be greatly missed by everyone you touched, including your dog Black Jack! A private family Committal will take place at a later date.


 


 

Diane Faye Fortier

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Diane Faye Fortier passed away on March 16, 2011 at 61 years of age. She was born on June 25, 1949 to Neal and Loretta Coyner in Roosevelt County, Montana. Diane owned her own restaurant


 


 

Donald "Kriss" Fitzgerald

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Donald "Kriss" Fitzgerald, known to most as Kriss, age 64, spent most of his life in Yakima, graduating from Davis High School in 1964. Kriss moved to Alaska in 2001, where he resided in Sutton & Anchorage. He attended, & graduated fr 


 


 

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


 


 

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.


 


 

Dorothy C. Hachez

HACHEZ, Dorothy C., Passed away February 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Born September 28, 1915 in Vandergrift, PA to William Argyle Stoops and Sarah Mae Whitacer. Worked as a marketing researcher prior to her marriage to L. Homer Hachez who preceded her in death (1984). She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Manito G&CC, and past member The Order of the Eastern Star and Phi Sigma Alpha. She enjoyed many hours and fond memories playing bridge with her friends and enjoyed summers at the lake. She is survived by her son Thomas Buechner (Ewa), Snohomish, WA, son Gary Buechner, Spokane, WA, granddaughter, Mika Buechner, Snohomish, WA and various nieces and nephews., Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Deaconess Wound Center and Sacred Heart ER and especially fourth floor.


 


 

Dorothy J. McCrary

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Dorothy J. McCrary, 79, of Brownstown, IN, passed away at her residence at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was a charter member of Hickory Hills Golf Club in Brownstown and a member of the Brownstown Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and worked as a Church volunteer.


 


 

Dorothy Virginia and Orvil Walter Kiger

5/30/1919 - 7/27/2005 KIGER, Dorothy Virginia, (Age 91), Walter and Dorothy were devoted parents and very involved in the lives of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Walter was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Both enjoyed years of travel. They were born and raised in Kingman County, KS. Walter was born to Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Kiger. Dorothy to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Knoblock (Hess)., They were married October 26, 1941 in Kansas. While living in KS they had one son and three daughters. Then moved to WA in 1958. Residing in Four Lakes, Walter built his business Kiger Auto Repair, owned and managed many rental units. During this time Dorothy was Walters assistant and homemaker., They leave behind daughters Nancy (Ron) McConnell, Sandra Kiger; grandaughters Nichole (Jeff) Johnson, Dawn Fleming, Kendra Morrison; six cherished great-grandaughters Samantha, Ashley, Paige, Katelyn Johnson, and Serena Fleming. Dorothy's sister Jean Jones., They were preceeded in death by infant son Donald Kiger, daughter Linda Caldwell, and grandaughter Shannon McConnell., Memorial Service will held at a later date.


 


 

Eleanor Marie Lytle

Eleanor was born August 14, 1927 in Stevenson, MI and passed away March 22, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA., She is survived by her son, Ralph Lytle (Terry); daughters, Susan Borchardt (Rock) and Patty Beeman (Richard); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many others who referred to her as "Grandma"., A memorial service will be held on April 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home & Cemetery in Lynnwood WA., Memorial donations can be made to Children's Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.


 


 

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.


 


 

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. 


 


 

Enid Parks Eshom

Enid Parks ESHOM Our beloved Enid, a longtime resident of Bainbridge Island, died at Hospice of Kitsap County on March 13, 2011. Born in The Palouse on October 24, 1912, she grew up in Seattle, attended Lincoln High School (Class of 1930), Washington State College, and the University of Washington. She married her high school sweetheart, Leonard Foley Eshom in 1934, during the height of the Great Depression, and moved to Bainbridge Island where they rented 'The Castle' (a miniscule cabin) under the water tower at Ferncliff. They moved back into town to raise their family before returning to the Island in 1968. Intrepid travelers, Enid and Len enjoyed many overseas trips prior to his death in 1995. Her talent in the art of bonsai led her to China in 1981 where she visited several renown bonsai collections. Enid's serene garden reflects her appreciation of this oriental art form. A longtime supporter of many Bainbridge charitable organizations, she was also a founding member of the Dr. James H. Mathews Guild of Children's Hospital, and a former member of The Arboretum Foundation, The Bloedel Reserve, The Pacific Northwest Ornamental and Horticultural Society, The Seattle Yacht Club, and The Sunset Club. In addition to her family, Enid will be greatly missed by her many dear friends and neighbors who have been so supportive of her, especially these last few years. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Beards (Richard) and Sharon Eshom, as well as Sharon's children; Jon Halvorsen, Peter Halvorsen, Anna Marlowe, and their families. We are especially grateful for the loving care she received from Bobbie Austin. No services at her request; however, please think of Enid when you step into your garden on a fresh spring morning. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Remembrances suggested to Helpline House, the Bainbridge Library, or a charity of your choice.


 


 

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


 


 

FRED KNUTSEN SR.

Fred passed away on October 27, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah., Due to the circumstances we would now like to celebrate his life that he lived here with us. Fred's Celebration of Life will be held April 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Mount Vernon, . All friends are welcome., Thank you, The Knutsen Family


 


 

Fannie Mae Ernst

Fannie Mae ERNST 9/17/1915 ~ 2/26/2011 A gentle soul, a Christian, a Democrat, devoted to her family and friends - a beautiful addition to humankind. Survived by sons Raymond (Patricia) and Glen (Judy); grandchildren Katrina, Christopher and Darren; and great-granddaughters Delaney, Erica, Taylor and Sadie.


 


 

Fern Marie Bennett

BENNETT, Fern Marie, Passed away peacefully on March 23, 2011. Fern was born of Louise and Adelard Normandeau on June 10, 1928 in Red Lake Falls, MN, where she enjoyed a wonderful childhood. She and husband Donn lived in many towns over the years, but they made Spokane their final home in 1965. Fern enjoyed doing repairs around her home, gardening and travel. She was happiest when surrounded by her children. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Bennett, brothers Fritz Martell and Keith Normandeau, and sons Daniel and Bruce. Fern is survived by her son Steve Bennett and his wife Lisa, daughter Barbara Geib, son Bill Bennett, granddaughter Arica Dawe, and great-grandchildren Riley and Alex. She will be missed greatly by her family and all who knew her. A private graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church, or to a favorite charity.


 


 

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 Monday, March 21st, 2011 in Yakima, WA at the age of 90 after a long and courageous battle with dementia. She was born on February 12th, 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 also has 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 private family burial was held on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at Holyrood Cemetery.


 


 

Frances L. "Frankie" Curtis

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Frances "Frankie" L. Curtis, 83, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Highline Care Center. She was born on August 25, 1927, in Leavenworth, WA and graduated from Cashmere High School. After WWII, she married Carl Curtis. She was a homemaker.


 


 

Frank J.A. Greco

GRECO, Frank J.A., Passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Gloria. Frank was born in Spokane to Emilio and Mary Greco and attended North Central High School, where he participat-ed in track and field. He enlisted in the U.S., in 1943 and, after successfully landing at Normandy Beach on D-Day, earned a, after losing a limb during an enemy bombing run at St. Lo in August 1944. After a lengthy rehabilitation in Utah, Frank returned home, where he married and worked in vacuum repair, car mechanics, and at Rainier Brewery. He found his life's work when he joined Schindler's Orthotic and Prosthetic Services in 1951. He served as an orthotist, crafting leg and back braces, and spent many hours assisting patients at Shriners' Hospital for Children. He proudly retired in 1987 after 35 years of service. An athlete prior to his military service and an award winning weight trainer after, he passionately followed his favorite sports teams and players, especially Wayne Gretzky -" whom he got to meet -" and the Mariners. He loved hockey, avidly following the Spokane Flyers, Jets, and Comets, and coached an adult recreation league team. He greatly enjoyed attending games and rooting for his youngest son, Donn, who played youth hockey from Pee-Wee to Juniors. He enjoyed his duties as usher at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, where he was a founding member and served for many years as head usher. Frank is survived by his two sons, Donn of Spokane, F. James of Encinitas, California; his daughter-in-law, Jane; and five grandchildren -" Anthony, Aubrey, Brian, Creston, and Matthew. His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in his name to Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. Fifth Avenue, Spokane, WA, 92004. A visitation will be held Monday, March 28, from noon to 5 p.m. at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division Street, Spokane. Funeral services and mass will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, at Assumption, 3624 W. Indian Trail Road, Spokane. Frank possessed a loving heart, a passion for life, and a devotion to Catholicism. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten for his love and thoughtfulness. Please sign Frank's online guestbook at


 


 

Frank William Wokojance Jr.

He is survived by his daughters, Carma L. (Scott) Anderson-Olympia, WA; Cathy L. (Rex) McNish-Shelton, WA; Cindy L. (Loren) Fassett-Fox Island, WA; grandchildren, Heather R. (Nathan) Benedict-Shelton, WA; Rex E. McNish, Jr-Shelton, WA; Brittany L. Anderson-Olympia, WA; great-grandsons, Dakota J. and Noah G. Benedict-Shelton, WA; a sister, June McPherson-Mesa Arizona and a brother, Rodney Wokojance-Vancouver, WA.


 


 

GEORGE HEMMINGER Sr.

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GLENN MCBRIDE

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George N. Howell

George was born in Everett, WA on August 8, 1921 and went home to the Lord on March 24, 2011., In 1944, he married Genevieve Reed and had four children, Gary, Paul, Dennis and Jeff., He was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve in 1978; and his son, Paul in 1987., He married Jean Lawson on January 5, 1980 when he was honored with his three stepchildren, Cathie Lawson, Rodger Lawson and Marilyn Pipkin. He also leaves behind 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., George was known for his loving generosity. He was always ready to help those in need. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends., He was a long standing member of the Free Methodist Church of Snohomish. He was a hard-working man as Superintendent of Walton Plywood Co. in Everett. He was a handyman for his church for over 21 years., A memorial service will be held on April 3, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Cross View Church (formerly the Free Methodist Church), 604 Avenue C East, Snohomish, WA 98290., Donations to George's favorite charity would be the Snohomish Food Bank or to the charity of your choice.


 


 

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.


 


 

Giersch, Jeanne Elizabeth (Keyes)

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jeanne Elizabeth Giersch, 91, of Ellensburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehab center. Jeanne was born on .....


 


 

Glenn R. Cunningham

Passed away March 17, 2011 in his home in Spokane Valley WA. His wife of 28 years Millie Cunningham was by his side. Glenn was born March 24, 1937 in Spokane WA. Glenn was preceded in death by both his parents and three of his brothers. He is survived by two sisters, three brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Also a Step daughter and two grandchildren from his first marriage. When Glenn married Millie he got a family that loved him like their own, three Stepchildren five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Glenn was a retired, Veteran who served his country proudly in the Korean and, s. Graveside Service with Honor Guard will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery (corner of 8th and 909 S.Thierman Rd. Spokane) Friday, April 1st. At 2:00p.m.


 


 

Grace O. Bishop

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Granta Kay Lessig

LESSIG, Granta Kay "Kay", Kay went to join her Lord and Savior March 20, 2011 after a long valiant battle with cancer. She left this life with her husband and children by her side and in full knowledge of her everlasting salvation., Kay was born on January 31, 1953 in Spokane, the youngest of 12 children of Harry and Lucille Templeton. She spent her youth in the Spokane area, attending Mead schools and graduating from Mean High School in 1971. Following high school she immediately began working, finally finding her life's passion helping counsel people in recovery at Miryam's House. In 1971 she married Patrick McAleer, who preceded her in death in 1983. In 1977 she married Terry Lessig and they made their home in the Spokane and Loon Lake areas, raising their two daughters., Kay is survived by her husband Terry; daughters Monica McAleer Larsen (Lane) and Heather Lessig and grandchildren Makayla, Devon, and Tanner; brothers Steve and Don; sisters Carol, Helen, Margret, and Clara; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Kay was preceded in death by her son, Mathew McAleer, her parents, her brothers Bob, Jim, and Wilbur and her sisters Harriet and Mary., Kay enjoyed making beautiful jewelry for her friends and family and was passionate about her walk with her Lord and being active in Life Center North., A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 1st at 1:00 PM at Timberview Christian Fellowship, 15511 N Howe Road, Mead, WA, followed by an informal potluck reception. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Miryam's House or Hospice of Spokane.


 


 

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.


 


 

Harley Karlsen

The Harley Karlsen family would like to thank all the amazing friends and family who shared with us in the loss of Harley with with your kindness of prayers, thoughts, and deeds.


 


 

Harold Samuel Kern

Harold Samuel Kern passed away at the Waterford at Fairway Village in Vancouver, WA on March 18, 2011. He was born in Vancouver, WA on Jan. 2, 1914 to Samuel G. and Huldah H. (Buehler) Kern and attended Arnada Grade School at "H" and Fourth Plain. He and the boys were allowed to bring their 22 rifles to school, set them up in a corner of the class room and after school go pheasant hunting around Ft. Vancouver. He was a member of the first class to graduate from Shumway Jr. Hi, now the School of Arts and Academics., After graduating from Vancouver High School in 1932, his love of flying and choice of attending the U.S. Naval Academy or a career with General Petroleum Co. were shattered when he contracted polio. Though this left him permanently disabled, he successfully pursued a career., One of his first jobs was being district manager for the National Youth Administration. It paid $18.00 a month for working 20 hours a week. A promotion to a full time county supervisor paid $90.00 a month. Needing a car, he purchased a used 1929 Model A Ford. Another promotion transferred him to Tacoma where he met the love of his life, Kathryn Viken. They were married on Feb. 22, 1947., While working for the National Youth Administration, Harold set up various classes including auto mechanics. His class was given an old Buick to restore. When the U.S. president's wife, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, came to inspect the classes, the Buick was chosen for her transportation. While driving her around Seattle and telling her what fine mechanics these boys were, a rear wheel came off. The tour was continued in a different car., In 1947, he went to work for PUD and became their Chief Purchasing Agent until his retirement 33 years later., Always willing to serve his church and community: Harold was active in the, 62 years, the, 69 years, the Ft. Vancouver Historical Society, the Clark County Red Cross, the WA State Retire Employees Chapter 9, chairman of the Clark Co. March of Dimes 10 years, chairman of Vancouver Aviation Advisory Committee, past president of the Vancouver Jaycees, a charter member of the Toastmasters Club #610, WA State Director International Aviation Council, 2 terms, board member of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the administrative council at the First United Methodist Church., While a teenager, Harold crossed the Columbia River some 13 different ways. In 1928 the river froze into solid ice. He walked, rode a bicycle, and drove an old Dodge across; other ways were swimming, boating, flying as a pilot and passenger, train, streetcar; on the bridge walking, car driver and passenger, and bicycling., Harold is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of 63 years; and brother, James Kern (Rena)., He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Huldah Kern; and brothers, Phillip and Clarence., The family extends special thanks to SWMC, Ft. Vancouver Convalescent Center, Hospice and the Waterford for their compassionate and loving care., A life celebration memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist, Vancouver, WA at 1:00 p.m., Thurs., March 31, 2011., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Red Cross, the Methodist Church Foundation or the charity of choice., Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel., Please sign Harold's guest book at:


 


 

Henry S. "Hank" Casal

Henry (Hank) S. CASAL Born June 6, 1926 in Seattle, WA; died Monday, March 21, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Hank served in the US Army Air Corp. He was a member of the Local 302 Operating Engineers union. Hank enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, but most of all raising his children in the home he and Ev built. Hank's family and friends most remember and admire him for his incredible generosity, his sharp wit and mind, his love for his family and his dedication to the church. Hank had a very creative mind and could fix and build anything. His 14 grandkids would tell you he was the best Grandpa ever. He is survived by Ev, his loving wife of 58 years; his six children, Linda Jacenko (Walt), Don Casal (Robyn), Janet Casal, James Casal (Jill), Cary Casal and Lisa Casal; his fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and his brother, Sam (Pearl) Casal. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 30th, at 11 AM at St. Monica Catholic Church, 4301 88th Ave. S. E. Mercer Island, WA 98040. Remembrances may be made to Seattle Children's, P. O. Box 50020/S200, Seattle, WA 98145. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey


 


 

Hugh McEwen Gregory

Hugh McEwen Gregory, 65, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in Bellingham, WA. He was born to Robert V. Gregory and Elizabeth (McEwen) Gregory on July 14, 1945 in Bellingham, the youngest of three children. Hugh graduated from Bellingham High School in 1963, and then attended Skagit Valley Junior College. In 1964, Hugh enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he returned to Bellingham and in November 1968 was hired by Puget Sound Power and Light Co. (now Puget Sound Energy). It is here where he met his beloved Bonnie (McKay), where she was also employed. They were married in Bellingham on August 17, 1974, and the following spring they moved into their new home, where they have resided for the past 36 years and raised their two sons. In 2001, he was hired by Potelco Inc., a service provider for Puget Sound Energy, where he became Supervisor of Northern Division Engineers. He was selected 2010 Employee of the Year for the Northern Division of Potelco Inc. He gave freely and generously the gift of his time. While his sons were growing up, he enjoyed attending his son Shawn's baseball, basketball, and football games, and coaching Boys & Girls Club basketball. He supported his son Brian's interest in the violin and for the past eighteen years enjoyed attending all of his orchestra concerts. He was eager for every opportunity to spend time with his granddaughter, Jordan. He was introduced to the game of chess in high school and enjoyed the challenge the game provided him throughout his life. He played slow-pitch in earlier years, and was an avid fan of baseball and college football. He followed the Washington Huskies and Seattle Mariners his entire adult life. He took pride in his Scottish heritage. He loved music and working outside in his yard and gardens. He enjoyed travelling throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. He was a runner for many years and enjoyed running on the trails of Whatcom Falls Park and beyond, up until the time of his death. Hugh was grateful for the friendship of his co-workers at Potelco and Puget Sound Energy, and lifelong friends and neighbors. He was devoted to his family, and his family adored him. His beautiful smile and sense of humor will forever live in their hearts. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Margaret Gregory. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie; son Brian Gregory of Bellingham; son Shawn (Marcy) Gregory of Ferndale; granddaughter Jordan Gregory of Ferndale; mother-in-law Dorothy McKay of Bellingham; brother-in-law John McKay (Mi Hee) of Burlington; step-grandsons Tyler Occhiogrosso of Bellingham, and Ryan Occhiogrosso of Ferndale; and sister Janet (Robert) Landry of Durham, Maine. A Celebration of Hugh's Life will be held Tuesday, March 29, at 1:00 PM, at Greenacres-Moles Funeral Home, with the Reverend Marta Schellberg officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM, at Greenacres Memorial Park. You may share your thoughts and memories of Hugh in the online memorial guest book at


 


 

Irene Ellen Juola

Irene Ellen Juola, resident of Vancouver, WA since 1946, went home to be with her Lord on March 23, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was born on April 15, 1921 in Minnesota., Irene was married to Eino E. Juola for almost 65 years. She was the bookkeeper for Eino's painting business for over 50 years., Irene enjoyed working in her church, being a Cub Scout leader, teaching TriChem and Bible studies. Irene and Eino enjoyed entertaining in their home and she relished her role as a mother and grandmother and was supportive of her family., Irene is survived by her husband, Eino Juola; son, George Juola and his children, Brian and Amy; daughter-in-law, Judy and her daughter, Kathy; and her sister, Lillie Laine., She was preceded in death by her son, John Juola and daughter-in-law, Kathy Juola., Special thanks to Visiting Angels and Community Hospice., Private burial will be held at Northwood Park Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Thurs., March 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Living Hope Church, 10702 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA., Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 29201., Please sign Irene's guest book at:


 


 

JACK CHAPMAN

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JEFFREY WILLIAMS

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Jack H. Brandon D.D.S.

Jack H. BRANDON D.D.S Jack Brandon passed away in his sleep on March 20th, 2011 at his Kent Residence. He was born May 11th, 1930 in Spokane, WA; and was raised in Kellogg, ID. Upon graduation from Kellogg High School in 1948, Jack enlisted in and served four years in the United States Navy. Upon discharge from the Navy, Jack attended the Universityof Washington from 1953-59, completing a degree in Dentistry. He married Joan Jasberg of Kellogg, ID in 1954. Jack moved to Wallace ID, and practiced Dentistry for six years before moving to New York, NY to attend Columbia University to obtain a Graduate Degree in Orthodontics. Upon completing his Graduate degree, Jack moved his family to Kent, WA where he established and operated an Orthodontic practice for over 20 years until 1990. Throughout his entire working life, Jack has been an active, contributing member to Rotary International and a member of the Rotary Club of Kent for over 40 years. Jack was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, boating, and the outdoors with his friends and family. He loved being on the waters of Puget Sound, or in his rose and chrysanthemum gardens always striving to create the perfect bloom. Jack is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Joan. He is survived by his sister Beverly Malette of Portland, OR and his sons Alex Brandon of Capistrano Beach, CA and Jeff Brandon of Puyallup, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rotary Club of Kent Scholarship Fund. Please sign Jack's online Guest Book at http://yahnandson.com/


 


 

James W. Middleton Jr.

Friday, March 25, 2011 5:06 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 13, 1926 - March 18, 2011 


 


 

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


 


 

Jean Gray Merkel

Jean Gray Merkel passed away March 22, shortly after her 78th birthday., She is survived by her loving husband, Marvin (Marv) Merkel; daughters, Marla Nulph and Kari Bloom; Kari's husband, Scott; and grandchildren, Gary Nulph (Patricia), Sean Nulph, Jacob Bloom, Brita Bloom, Melissa Gray Riphenburg (Jason), Nichole Gray Awtrey (Luke), and Donald Gray; plus several great-grandchildren., She was predeceased by her brother, Jack Cosby; son-in-law, Kurt Nulph; and her son, Robert Gray., Jean moved from Great Falls, MT to Mill Creek in 1998 after the death of her husband, Don Gray, and explored many activities in the area, eager to make new friends. She soon joined a bowling league at Majestic Lanes where she met Marv. They married in April of 2001. In addition to bowling with Marv, she enjoyed many friends until recently when her health declined. Jean loved life and was very involved in her children and grandchildren's lives. Her outgoing spirit and generosity will be missed by those who knew her., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County; The Everett Food Bank or charity of personal choice., Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 29 at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA.


 


 

Jerry Brusseau

Jerry Brusseau of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 18th after a long battle with cancer., He is survived by his children: Dan (Kim), Tim, Tina and Lisa (Bryan); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty and Marty., There will be a celebration of life on April 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver, Please sign Jerry's guest book at:


 


 

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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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 ..... 


 


 

Joyce Margaret Raphael

Joyce Margaret Raphael went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, while staying at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. She was nearly 91, or as she would have put it, "Just shy of the 62nd anniversary of my 29th birthday." It's not a coincidence that Elizabeth Taylor died the same day, both were superstars in their own ways. Joyce was born in Niawa, MN where she lived on a farm and was raised by her grandmother, Electa Ann Dudley. At age seven she was reunited with her mother, Alberta (Dudley) Hooks, and helped raise three sisters during the Great Depression. She attended grades 1-8 in (literally) a one-room schoolhouse in Lake George, MN and worked during high school as a maid and dishwasher in a Park Rapids, MN hotel., Following high school she worked bussing tables, as a dishwasher, cashier and waitress at various restaurants and then as an office worker for various firms., In the early 1940s she moved to Spokane, WA and installed instruments in B-17, B-25 and B-29 bombers at Farragut Naval Station in nearby Athol, Idaho., After WW II, Joyce bought, sold and operated a small grocery store and three restaurants. The last one, the Coffee Pot Café, located in Spokane, WA, is where she met Joe who became the love of her life. In 1950 they married in Cour de Lane, ID to get around the 3-day Washington waiting period., In 1951, they moved to California where Joe got a job at, . The following year Danny, Joyce's only son, was born. From 1955-1965 she worked at Collins Engineering, an aircraft parts supplier. On weekends she relished taking her son to the beach, swimming lessons, Little League games and accordion lessons. (Really!), To be closer to family, the Raphael's moved to Vancouver in 1965 where Joyce lived ever since., She went back to work in 1967 as a bookkeeper at Country Gas in Hazeldell, then as office managers for Vancouver's Pay-N'Takit Stores and the Vancouver law firm of Boetcher, LaLonde and Klaweno., In 1996 she took on the long awaited role of "Grandma Joyce" when granddaughter Ali was born, followed in 1998 by grandson Nathaniel. She made regular bus trips to North Bend, WA to visit the grandkids of whom she was very, very proud., She was a member of the Shiloh Fellowship Church and over the years developed a deep relationship with Pastor Jerry Thurston and his wife, Mary., Joyce enjoyed planting and working her vegetable garden each year as well as tending to plants and flowers on her property., Joyce is survived by son, Danny; daughter-in-law, Lisa; and grandkids, Alexandra Joyce ("Ali") and Nathaniel Richard of North Bend, WA; niece Vicki Bricker; and nephew, Roger Frye, both of Spokane., She was preceded in death by Joe, her husband of nearly 45 years; sisters, Patricia Combs, Beulah ("Boots") Kadow and Marilyn Boyce; and step-son, Donald ("Larry")., At 3 p.m., Saturday, April 2, there will be a memorial service celebrating Joyce's life followed by a reception at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 Northeast 112th Avenue in Vancouver., In lieu of flowers, Joyce requested donations be sent in her name to the, or Shiloh Fellowship Church, 10709 Southeast 10th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98664., Please sign Joyce's guest book at:


 


 

Juanita Ethel Jaime

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Juanita Ethel (Smets) Jaime (81) of Wapato passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 15, 2011 in Yakima surrounded by her family. Mom was born in Yakima, Washington on August 1, 1929 to J


 


 

Judy Moss

Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:35 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 14, 1947 - March 21, 2011 


 


 

KATHLEEN KEELY

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KAZUKO MCCALL

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KENNETH MIDDLETON

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Kathleen Ione Franseen

Born Kathleen Ione Sevey, on December 13, 1952 went, to rest with her Lord and, Savior on March 17, 2011., She was wife to Danny, Franseen of Spokane Valley,, WA for over 23 years. She, was mother to Paula Pine, of Spokane, WA and John, Seymour of Spokane Valley,, WA and second mother to Meshil Franseen of Deer Park, WA and Julie Stevens of Clayton, WA. Grandchildren Kristina, Matthew, Jared, Austin, Zachary and Zane, and great-grandson Lyric will miss their "NANA" dearly. She'll be forever remembered by her brothers Dan Sevey of Deer Park, WA, Bruce Sevey of Elk, WA, Kenneth Sevey of Deer Park, WA, Mike Sevey and Tim Sevey of Spokane, WA and sisters Linda Valdez of Washoe Valley, Nevada and Patricia Scott of Newman Lake, WA. Kathleen holds a special place in the hearts of those that surrounded her and will be missed. Her brother, Christopher, Mother Joan and father Dan await her on the other side. A memorial in her honor will be held at the Dishman First Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00 P.M.


 


 

Kay Young Engel

Kay was an inspiration to many and she loved her life and those in it. Her smile was welcoming and incandescent. 


 


 

Kenna M. Gesik

GESIK , Kenna M., Born January 17, 1946, in Oakland, California, Kenna passed away March 21, 2011, in Spokane Valley, Washington. She is survived by her children, Tammara, Tyson, and Trevor Gesik, and Laurie Balo; ten grand- children; and four great-, grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202.


 


 

Kenneth A. Flamiatos

In loving memory of his passing on March 7, 2011 a celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3 at the American Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, WA., Kenneth was born and raised in the Seattle, WA area and was a long time resident of Snohomish County., He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Flamiatos., Kenneth is survived by his mother, Betty; sister, Vickie; brothers, Steven and Robert; step-son, Jason Jones; grandson, Lucas Jones; and many nieces and nephews., In lieu of flowers please donate to Seattle VA Hospital Spinal Cord Unit or Snohomish County Boys and Girls Club.


 


 

Kenneth L. Tabert

Kenneth L. Tabert of Lynnwood, WA, passed away on March 17, 2011., Born on December 11, 1929 in Beulah, ND, our beloved partner, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was deeply loved and will be terribly missed by his family and friends., A memorial service will be announced at a later date.


 


 

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.


 


 

LOUZENA BRABENDER

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La Rose Dunnavan

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Larry W. Burbage

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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


 


 

LeRoy F. Sanders

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - LeRoy Franklin Sanders, age 81, passed away in his home March 22nd, 2011. He was born September 2nd, 1929, in Yakima, WA to John and Almira Sanders. He lived in the Yakima Vall 


 


 

Leslie A. Barnes

Leslie A. Barnes Leslie A. Barnes, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in Bellingham. He was born November 10, 1915 in Sampsonton, Alberta, Canada to Thomas and Alice (Wyatt) Barnes. He served for 7-years in the U.S. Army Air Corps earning the


 


 

Lillian Emelia Hines (Sinner)

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral HomePASCO - Lillian Emelia Hines (Sinner), of Pasco, Washington entered her dear Heavenly home on March 21, 2011. She's survived by her husband Aaron; three sons and a daughter Bruce H 


 


 

Linda Bishop

Friday, March 25, 2011 5:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 17, 1946 - March 23, 2011 


 


 

Linda Hansen

photoHansenLinda.tif" Linda.tif" LINDA K. HANSEN February 10, 1945 ~ March 24, 2011, Linda K. Hansen, 66, of Camas died March 24, 2011 at her home. She was born February 10, 1945 in Bismarck, North Dakota and was raised in Milwaukee, OR., Linda attended nursing school at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland and worked as a LPN there for several years. On April 12, 1969 Linda married the love of her life, John and they moved to Vancouver. After having her children, Linda went back to work , this time for a newspaper and eventually at the Evergreen Schools in Vancouver, which she truly enjoyed., Linda was a member of Day Break Beagle Club and The Red Hat Society. She loved knitting, collecting figurines, working in the yard, spending time at the beach, taking care of her mother, and especially spending time with her grandchildren., Linda is survived by her husband, John Hansen; sons, John (Paulette) Hansen, Chris (Rosemary) Hansen and Ted (Kelly) Hansen; mother, Jane Beylund; grandchildren, Brittany, Sierra, Dylan, Ava, Olivia and Morgan; and siblings, Bob Beylund, Pete Beylund, Jackie Cech and Richard Beylund. She is predeceased by her father, Neil Beylund; and sister, Jane Peck., A funeral service for Linda will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, 302 W. 11th St., Vancouver, WA 98660., Please share memories at, . Please view/sign her guestbook at


 


 

Lisa Marie (Brown) Bild

Our beloved daughter, Lisa Marie Brown, was born August 23, 1961, and passed away March 13, 2011., She is survived by her mother, Ginny Adams; her father, Arson Brown; her stepfather, Herbert (Doc) Kierulff; her brothers, Martin Brown, Mitchell Brown, and Mark Brown (wife Cindy); her aunts, Eddie Eastwood, Condi Edmonds and Sheri Zeimantz; and uncle, Guy Vernon., She was predeceased by her grandmother, Virginia Vernon and grandfather Edward Vernon., Lisa lived in Hawaii for 10 years and considered it her spiritual home; she received her Healing Masseuse Certificate there. She donated many hours to massaging our vets. Her constant companion was her Cockapoo, Houdini. Her bright spirit will be missed every single day., A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 5 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer which is located at 6211 N.E. 182nd St. Kenmore, WA, 98028., Donations to her favorite charity PAWS in lieu of flowers are also welcome.


 


 

Lisa Marie Brown Bild

Lisa Marie Brown BILD August 23, 1961 ~ March 13, 2011 Our beloved daughter, Lisa Marie Brown, was born August 23, 1961, and passed away March 13, 2011. She is survived by her mother, Ginny Adams, her father Arson Brown, her stepfather, Herbert (Doc) Kierulff, her brothers, Martin Brown, Mitchell Brown, and Mark Brown (wife Cindy) her aunts, Eddie Eastwood, Condi Edmonds, Sheri Zeimantz, and uncle Guy Vernon. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Virginia Vernon and grandfather Edward Vernon. Lisa lived in Hawaii for 10 years and considered it her spiritual home; she received her Healing Masseuse Certificate there.She donated many hours to massaging our vets. Her constant companion was her Cockapoo, Houdini. Her bright spirit will be missed every single day. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer which is located at 6211 N.E. 182nd St. Kenmore, WA 98028. Donations to her favorite charity PAWS in lieu of flowers are also welcome. Sign Lisa's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.


 


 

Liselotte Barnes

Liselotte BARNES Liselotte Barnes passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2011 after suffering a stroke in December 2010. Lisa is survived by her husband Robert Barnes, 10 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was born on November 17, 1926 in Furth, Germany, the only child of Ernst and Marie Meinel. She flew to Seattle in January 1947 to marry her first love, an American who courted her in Germany at the end of WWII. Delighted with her new homeland, she soon became an American citizen along with her parents who joined her to settle in Seattle in 1950. She and her husband lived in Shoreline, where they raised 4 children and a menagerie of animals. She spent her last years in Kirkland married to Robert. She worked for Frederick & Nelson, was an avid gardener and had an innate talent for interior decorating. Lisa's gregariousness, hugs and generosity were here signature trademarks. She was happiest when serving food and desserts while surrounded by friends and family. She took great pride in her title 'Oma', by which she was affectionately known after the birth of her grandchildren. Oma's love for her family was rivaled only by her love of travel and the Seattle Seahawks. She traveled all over the world with a special fondness for her land of birth. Lisa served for years as correspondent for the Seahawker's Fan Club. She could be heard yelling, "vee vant a touch down!" from the far corners of the Kingdome. This colorful Bavarian will always be remembered fondly by those whose paths she crossed. There will be no service at Lisa's request.


 


 

Lois Abegglen

Lois passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was born in Wilcox, WA and moved to Colfax in 1928. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1938 and attended Business School in Seattle. Lois married Hugh Abegglen in 1941. They moved to Pullman in 1953 where Lois assisted Hugh in managing the three local theatres. Lois also worked for several years for the City of Pullman. After retiring they moved to Spokane in 1993. Lois spent much of her free time making quilts for the Battered Women's Shelter and volunteering at the Southside Activities Center where she was Member of the Year in 2008. She was also a 50 year member of Eastern Star. Lois is survived by her three children: daughter Diane Berger of Spokane, daughter Linda Mulholland and husband Bruce of Chandler, AZ, and son Walter and wife Kristi of Yakima; also seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as three sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh, her brother and one great-grandson. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at Manito United Methodist Church at 10:00am. Memorial contributions may be made to YWCA (Domestic Violence Safe Shelter) or to Manito United Methodist Church.


 


 

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.


 


 

Lorraine Lebouef

Born in Plaquemine, Louisiana, Lorraine was the eldest of seven born to Fred and Annette LeBouef. After school Lorraine moved with her family to Vancouver, where she worked for Vancouver Plywood and later moved to Portland to raise her 5 children., In retirement Lorraine worked tirelessly as an advocate for senior rights and dedicated her time to improve mass transit for seniors., Lorraine is survived by her children, Linda McCormick, Lana Brady, Ron Sanders, Sue Donnelly and Julie Sanders; her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Lorraine also leaves behind a brother, Lee and a sister, Mary Anne., Lorraine will be remembered for her love of life, her love for her children, and yes, her beloved Portland Trailblazers., A celebration of her life will be held at a later date to honor this true southern lady., Please sign/view her guestbook at


 


 

Lorraine Sandstrom

The heavens greeted a new angel when Lorraine Louise Sandstrom, passed away peacefully the morning of March 11, 2011., "The world has angels all too few; and heaven is overflowing." Lorraine was born on October 11, 1922 in Gaylord, Minnesota, joining her mother and father, Alvina and Willy Krueger as the youngest sibling to Werner, Elna and Meta, all who have preceded her in death. At the tender age of 14 she experienced the loss of a leg, something she never considered as a disability and was determined to not allow it to slow her down in anything she put her mind to., When World War II erupted she followed her relatives to the west coast and began working at the Kaiser Shipyards and Alpenrose Dairy. It was during this time that she enjoyed the courtship of her husband-to-be Clayton "Sandy" Sandstrom and they married on May 5, 1946., They settled down on a small piece of acreage in Hazel Dell where she lived until 1998, then moving into Vancouver. Lorraine was a stay-at-home Mom and taught her children by examples of her compassion and generosity. She served as a two-time President of Sarah J. Anderson PTA and attended several state conventions. She was also a member of the Lady Jaycees. She was active at St. Paul Lutheran Church since the 1950's, being a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, established the Order of St. John along with Clayton and worked in the church office. She was involved with the Lutheran Church Women as President, Education Chairman and Bible study leader for the Ruth Circle. She also worked on the funeral committee and was a proud member of the Diamond Daughters., One of Lorraine's greatest joys was her granddaughter, Angie, who was the "apple of her eye". We'll forever be grateful for her sense of humor and the wisdom that she shared. Her strong faith helped her family and friends whenever they needed guidance. Her humility and acceptance will forever be an inspiration. We know that she is now our heavenly guardian angel and will continue her love for us as part of God's plan., Lorraine is preceded in death by Clayton Sandstrom and son Gary Sandstrom., She is survived by daughter Brenda (Jim) Tiefenthaler, grand- daughter Angie (Steve) VanderPloeg as well as Jamie (Missy) Tiefenthaler, Ben Tiefenthaler and Danielle Tiefenthaler., We wish to offer special thanks to the ICU angels at SWMC; Ashley, Deborah, Danielle, Susan and especially Andy., A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 13th & Main, Vancouver, WA., Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life. Memorial contributions can be made to Evergreen Habitat for Humanity., "The farther we go along the path of God, the more angels we shall encounter." Please view/sign her guestbook at


 


 

Louis Silva

Friday, March 25, 2011 5:05 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 17, 1929 - March 17, 2011 


 


 

Lyle Edward Erben

Lyle Edward ERBEN Lyle Edward Erben, who was beloved by family and friends, died peacefully on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at age 98 in Bothell. Lyle is survived by his three daughters, Ingrid (William) Cloud, Carolyn Pritchard and Phyllis (Loren) Hilstad; grandchildren, Darrell, Stacey (Evan), Travis, Kendall, Monique, Ted (Renee), David (Silvie), Kristina (Robert); 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two wives Ethel and Wilda.A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 12:30 pm at BONNEY - WATSON Washington Memorial Chapel, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA. (206) 242-1787. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book at www.bonneywatson.com.


 


 

MARIE BAKER

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MARVIN HIGGINS

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MARVIN PEASE

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MARY HOWE

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MICHAEL SMITH

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MILDRED BROUSSARD

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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


 


 

Marcia D. Burns

Marcia D. BURNS April 1, 1918 ~ March 24, 2011 Marcia D. Burns died at her home on March 24, 2011, surrounded by her loving family and husband of 71 years. Marcia was born the youngest of eight children in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1933, Marcia moved to Seattle, WA where she graduated from Garfield High School in 1936. After her graduation, Marcia returned to Edmonton, where she met and married an aspiring entrepreneurial lawyer named Bernard (Bernie) Burns. With just 50 cents to their name, Marcia and Bernie emigrated to Seattle in 1940. Four children shortly followed. A throng of nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren would soon enrich their lives. Always close to her heart was the family cabin on Lake Ki, Wa., where family and friends spent many wonderful summers. Noted for her quick wit, grace and infinite kindness, Marcia deeply touched everyone she met. Marcia was preceded in death by her eldest daughter Lynne DeJaen (Albert). She is survived by her adoring husband and soul mate Bernie, children Steve (Marlene), Bonnie and Brian Burns, grandchildren Robbie, Stevie and Gregory (Laurie) DeJaen, Jennie, Jason, Bradley, Carly and Ivey Burns, Hayley (Jeremy) Duitch, and great grandchildren Joshua, Simon, Rachel, Justin, Ellie, Samantha, Noah and Jonah. Marcia was supremely cared for by Dr. Noah Silver and caretaker Esmeralda Soto. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 PM at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 East Pike St. Seattle, WA; 206-323-8486. Remembrances can be made to Group Health, 201 16th Ave. East Seattle, WA 98122.


 


 

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 "La Rose" Dunnavan

Marie (La Rose) DUNNAVAN La Rose Dunnavan, 86, died March 9, 2011 at her home in Bothell, Washington with her daughters at her side. She was born to Louis Vincent and Mary Anastasia (Hynes) Sullivan on Oct. 21, 1924 in Colome, South Dakota. During the Great Depression, she migrated with her family from a farm near Winner, South Dakota to Pasco, Washington. After graduating from Pasco High School, La Rose held several jobs in the Pasco area. A secretarial job at a small law firm in Pasco allowed her to meet a young lawyer named Edwin Lee Dunnavan. They were married January 13, 1951. Later they relocated to north Seattle, raising 5 children. In 1976, they moved to Lacey, WA where La Rose rejoined the workforce retiring from the Gambling Commission. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Dunnavan moved to Bothell where she was able to be near her daughters.La Rose is survived by her five children, George (Ruth) Dunnavan, Nora (Bill) Thigpen, James Dunnavan, Paul Dunnavan and Mary (Bart) Hermes as well as 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed and grandson Sean. Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on April 8th in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lacey, WA.


 


 

Marie F. Ohad

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

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


 


 

Marjorie Anne (Kingrey) James

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Marjorie Anne (Kingrey) James passed away peacefully, surrounded by her adoring family, on March 23, 2011. Marge was born March 1, 1927, to Edward and Elizabeth Anna Kingrey in Twin Bridges, MT, the third of nine children. She was born of hearty Irish and English stock and was always proud of her Irish heritage. Marge was the consummate tomboy, spending as much time as she could outside with her brothers and friends.


 


 

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 Elizabeth Banks

Betty Banks was born Mary Elizabeth Rowles on September 24, 1931 in Spokane to Thekla and William Lloyd Rowles, who was head of the music department at Cheney Normal School, today known as Eastern Washington University. She passed away embraced with peace and love on March 25, 2011. Music was always an important element throughout her life. She grew up in Cheney with her brother Billy, learning to play piano from her Daddy and later flute which she played in jazz bands and symphony in Spokane. She married her high school sweetheart Lloyd D. Banks and together they had two sons, David and Steven. Her second marriage to William Brewster blessed her with a third son, Mark. She loved being outdoors and was quite an adventurer. Hiking, working in the yard, mountaineering and spending time at the lake gave her a great sense of freedom and accomplishment. Never afraid to try something new, she learned to water ski at 40, snow ski at 50, and went zip lining in Costa Rica in her late 60s. She worked for years as an accountant with the Federal Land Bank and traveled as an auditor to branches in the Northwest Region. She was a strong supporter and participant in Spokane Civic Theatre, Spokane Symphony and the League of Women Voters. After retirement she followed her parent's example and traveled around the world, eventually visiting all seven continents. Her last adventure took her to the Antarctic where she fondly and enthusiastically became acquainted with that continent's inhabitants, the lovable penguin. One of her passions in retirement was archeology. She was a member of the Archeological Society in Spokane. On several occasions she traveled with a group of archeologists as a volunteer to several active digs around the world. In Jordan she discovered an Athenian coin from the 4th century BC. It was the oldest relic discovered at the site. Betty was very active and lovingly supported her church, second Church of Christ Scientists in Spokane. Mom is survived by her three sons, her daughter-in-love Karen, four grandchildren, Jason, Erick, Lisa, and Alamea, and seven great grandchildren, Tanyon, Soyer, Alayna, Owen, Angus, Caitlyn and Samantha. Per Mom's request, in lieu of a service or flowers please donate to your own favorite charity or one of Mom's passions listed above. The family would like to express their deepest love and gratitude to all the staff at Guardian Angel Homes in Liberty Lake and Hospice of Spokane for all the tender loving care Mom received., You made us all feel so loved.


 


 

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


 


 

Mary S. Camposarcone

Mary S. CAMPOSARCONE 1916 ~ 2011 Mary passed away March 12, 2011. Survived by A. Punita Katz & Christine Hay of WA & grandchildren: Lalit Katz, Andrew & Lisa Hay. A member of the choirs at St. Louise & St. Monica's Catholic Churches. Memorial service Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Monica's of Mercer Island.


 


 

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


 


 

Michael Jeffrey Simpson

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Michael Jeffrey Simpson passed away peacefully on March 20, 2011, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Michael was born at Sacred Heart Hospital on August 14, 1960, and had been a longtime resident of Washington. He graduated from Hammond Hills High School in Memphis, TN in 1979. Michael had been a machinist in Portland, OR for several years, but was most recently employed in the commercial printing business in Wenatchee, WA.


 


 

Mildred R. "Midge" Brown

Mildred "Midge" R. BROWN June 10, 1908 ~ March 18, 2011 Grandma-Grandma passed away Friday March 18th, peacefully in her sleep, in Sequim, Wa; at the age of 102. She's survived by her Daughter Elizabeth 'Betsy' Brown Cliche, Grandson Curt W Achberger, his wife Chandra, Great Granddaughter Abby and Great Grandson Atlas. Born in Aberdeen South Dakota, to George W. Rahskopf and Ottilda Runge Rahskopf, her family moved to Oregon while she was quite young. They then moved to Seattle, WA when she was 5 years-old, in 1911. Grandma and her sister Lucille Rahskopf- Graham (7/6/1903 - 2/28/1987) were active members of their commu nity and were proud of being Washingtonians. She was an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan, and spoke of attending, The Seattle Metropolitans, hockey games. Grandma worked for Union Carbide as an executive secretary for 25 years. On Sept. 30th, 1949 she married, Wallace M. Brown (6/15/1910 - 10/15/1980). They bought their home and lived in Magnolia where she lived for 45 years. They raised their daugh ter, Elizabeth 'Betsy', there. Grandma went on to work as a clerk in the elementary school in Magnolia, until 'mandatory' retirement in 1973. Then she volunteered her time to the Seattle Public Schools and many charities throughout the years. She shared countless great memories of summers spent at the old family cabin in Port Hadlock. Her travels to many places around the U.S., including a cruise to Alaska before it was a state, left lasting impressions. We enjoyed her stories of family, boating and her travels, but most of all the changes she experienced in her many years. Grandma was moved to Sequim along with her daughter Betsy in the Fall of 2006. In February of 2008, the rest of her family moved down from Alaska to help care for both of them; four generations together, ages from 1 to 102. She reveled in getting to know Abby (who's very much like her Great- Grandma) and then later at the birth of Atlas. She was looking for ward to Atlas' 2nd birthday; unfor tunately, she passed away a few days before. He was the light of her days, Grandma's 'Little Man'. Her good sense of humor, strong will and feisty spirit will be missed. She'd say, 'The problem with the world today is, no one has a sense of humor anymore!' We love you Grandma-Grandma. A private family service will be held. As an expression of sympa thy, memorial contributions may be sent to: National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, 192 Nickerson Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109. www.NationalMSsociety.org Sign Mildred Brown on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com


 


 

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 .....


 


 

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


 


 

Nellie Davis

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

July 23, 1906 - March 20, 2011 


 


 

Nick Cullop

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Norm Schut

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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: 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: Lois Abegglen

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Lois passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was born in Wilcox, Wash., and moved to Colfax in 1928. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1938 and attended business school in Seattle. Lois married Hugh Abegglen in 1941. They moved to Pullman in 1953 where Lois assisted Hugh in managing the three local theaters. Lois also worked [...]


 


 

OBITUARY: Michael G. Whitney

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Mike passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Moscow. He was born March 3, 1960, in Moscow, to Gordon and Helen Whitney.He graduated from Potlatch High School in 1978 and attended the University of Idaho.Mike was a cook for the Phi Delta Theta at UI and also for Aspen Park in Moscow. He also worked as a bus [...]


 


 

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: Reverend Father Edward Francis Caffrey

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:00 AM 

Rev. Fr. Edward F. Caffrey, a well-known eastern Washington Roman Catholic priest, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the Colonial House Manor in Spokane Valley, Wash. He had been a priest for 54 years and a resident of Colonial Court for the past one and a half years. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Nov. [...]


 


 

Olga Ruth Huntzinger

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Olga Ruth Huntzinger, 90, died March 18, 2011. She was born September 6, 1909 to Andrew and Lydia Jeske in Odessa, WA. After graduating from Odessa High School in 1927, she moved to Spokane, WA


 


 

PETER DUBAN

Peter J. Duban Peter was born 11/9/1925 in Poland and passed away 3/24/2011 in University Place surrounded by his loving family.EHe is survived by his wife of 61 years, Else; 7 children, Cassandra, Silvia, Peter, Larry, Thatiana, Patrick and Jesse; 2 siblings Bruno and Anna of Poland; and several extended family members and friends.EFuneral service to be held 11AM Tues., 4/5, at Lakeview Chapel, 4606 108th St. SW, Lakewood, WA with visitation at 10AM.EBurial to follow at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent at 2:15PM.EPlease share memories and condolences online at


 


 

PETER THOMAS

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Pamela Christenson

Pamela Jean Zollman-, Christenson peacefully, passed away at age 51,, on March 7, 2011, in Ben, Lomond, CA. She was, born on July 10, 1959, in, Spokane, WA, to Donald, Eugene and Marjorie Louella Zollman. She is survived by her husband, Curt Christenson and their two sons, Joshua and David. She is also survived by her three brothers Jeff and wife Carey Zollman, Mike Zollman and Joe and wife Darcy Zollman and many nieces and nephews., Pamela was a free spirit that did not need worldly goods; she only wanted life's basics, health and happiness for her friends and family. She was always willing to help anyone that was in need. She volunteered at homeless shelters, battered women's shelters and various other non-profits. She was a "people" person and felt great satisfaction in helping others., Another of Pam's passions was reading, whether it was fiction or non-fiction, she loved it all. On many occasions Pam could be found enjoying a book and relaxing for hours. Pam had a fabulous memory; she could recall things as far back as when she was just a few years old. When we visited the family property in Montana, she would point out spots along the drive where their family would pull off the road to picnic and swim. I know Pam would love to have lived on that property along-side her cousins Dawn and Scott Lemon. She loved nature and the outdoors, not to mention Flathead Lake., Pam's personal passion was anything water related and she loved to swim, the water could be near freezing and if she could, she would go swimming. She could float on her back for hours. She was so comfortable in the water; she would actually fall asleep and take a nap while floating. Wherever Pam's journey took her, she would collect a shell or rock as memorabilia and when asked about them, she could recite where she was, what she was doing and how the weather was, just like she was there., She could be seen reading the Bible or the Guide Post since she was very interested in living life according to God. Although she did not attend church as much as she wanted to, she had true belief in the Lord. The clipping below that was found on her kitchen table the day she passed;, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" - Jeremiah 29:11 If you would like to do something in Pam's memory, please reach out and help someone in need, Pam would love that., Pam's Celebration of Life will occur in Spokane, WA, this summer. If you would like to be contacted, please call the home number, 831-609-6011, and leave your name and number.


 


 

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 Mae Krahn

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

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


 


 

Patricia Strange Boyd

Patricia (Evelyn) Strange BOYD Patricia (Evelyn) Strange Boyd, born in Hardin County, Sour Lake, TX on April 14, 1924 of Ernest Earl Strange and Evelyn Patricia Lawrence. Patricia was the wife of Syndicated Columnist; L. M. Boyd "Mike Mailway" (deceased). She died quietly in her home on March 23, 2011. Patricia lived in Seattle the last 28 years. She was lovingly known in the community as a leader. She was a Master Bridge player, hosting many events; former President of the Magnolia Garden Club, belonged to many organizations including the Business Women's Association, always in leadership positions. As L.M Boyd's wife, they jointly founded Crown Syndicate - syndicating several columns, including her 'Seek and Find' puzzle found in many papers around the country. Her husband lovingly referred to her as his 'Love and War Man' for his 'L. M. Boyd' syndicated column. They worked side by side out of their home for over 45 years. As a Mother, Patricia was a skilled seamstress making all of her children beautiful clothes as they were growing up. She did all the fine needlework taught by her grandmother and aunts; she was a virtual chef in the kitchen and her favorite times were hosting large family or friend gatherings with beautiful floral decoration and delicious and unique recipes. As she was fond of saying - she like to 'make pretty'. Patricia was the mother of eight children. She is preceded in death by her husband, L.M. Boyd who died in January 2007. She also outlived two daughters, Linda Susan Kiley, and Patricia Anne Kiley of Crystal Lake, IL; and a great grandson, David Allen Christianson of Seattle, WA. She is survived by her six children: Clare Kiley (Fred) Hasler of Winter Park, FL; James L. (Caryl) Kiley, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; Marty (Steve) Christianson of Seattle, WA; Mary Anne Boyd; of Fort Worth, TX; Theresa Lawrence (Bill) Jones of Parker, CO; and Frances (Mark) Robertson of Fort Worth, TX. Patricia had eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grand children. She is also survived by one brother, Ernest E.(Carlene) Strange, Kerrville, TX. Patricia had a favorite saying when her family had to depart as they returned for extra hugs and kisses she would say, 'There are never enough goodbyes'. At Patricia's request there will be no memorial service. Many thanks to our devoted Caregivers, Ruci and Harriet for all the love and special care they gave our mother over the past three years. Patricia will be placed permanently to rest with her husband, Louis Malcolm Boyd at Acacia Memorial Park in Lake City. Family and friends can leave messages at howdenkennedy@ yahoo.com


 


 

Paul Victor Bjorklund

Paul Victor Bjorklund The Rev. Paul Bjorklund died at Covenant Shores on Mercer Island March 23rd at the age of 94. He leaves his beloved wife of 67 years Beatrice, his daughters Carol (John) Duffus and Juliana Bjorklund, grandson Matthew (Cheryl) Duffus, granddaughter Anne (Frank) Stark, great-granddaughter Isabel Lucia Duffus, brothers Roy, Milton and Ronald Bjorklund, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born September 10th, 1916 in Negaunee, Michigan to Anna Sofia and Anders Victor Bjorklund, Swedish-Finns who emigrated from Finland. He graduated from Lincoln High School, Augsburg College, and North Park Theological Seminary, was ordained as a Covenant minister, and served churches in Chetek Wisconsin, St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Orlando, and Chicago. Paul and his family moved to Everett when he was a toddler, then to Seattle in 1933 where at age 17 he met his future wife when they played trumpet and violin respectively in the orchestra at First Covenant Church. Paul was an accomplished gardener and artist and had a beautiful tenor voice. He was a pro at restoring old castoff furniture, finding many of the discarded pieces while walking the alleys of Chicago. After retirement Paul and Beatrice moved back to Seattle, settling in Ballard where Beatrice was raised, once again attending First Covenant Church. Paul was a charter member of both the Finn Room Committee of the Nordic Heritage Museum and the Board of the Swedish-Finn Historical Society. Paul and Beatrice moved to Covenant Shores Retirement Community fifteen years ago where they both enjoyed line dancing with the Antique Kids and Paul had a P-Patch, kayaked, took art classes, and mastered the computer. He continued to be a popular visiting pastor at the Finnish Lutheran Church in Seattle. Prior to his second stroke he was working on his first novel. Paul always got up at five in the morning to read scripture from his Swedish Bible. He loved his family, his friends, and his God. At his request there will be no service but remembrances may be made to North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625.


 


 

RONALD EGGIMANN

Ronald F. Eggimann Sept. 7, 1933 ~ Mar. 23, 2011 Ron was born, raised and spent his entire life in Tacoma, and was a veteran, having served aboard a submarine during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Hooker/Occidental Chemical as a Process Supervisor after 39 years of service. As a young boy Ron was baptized at the Sixth Ave. Baptist Church. His family always came first and were the most important things to him. He also enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors and nature. Ron was preceded in death by his father Frank C. Eggimann, and by a brother-in-law, Howard Brennan. Surviving are his son Scott J. of Spanaway, daughters Carrie and son-in-law Rick Runge of Kennewick, WA, Marie W., and Julie A., former wife Helen L. Eggimann, and his mother Ella Jay, all of Tacoma; one sister, Darlene Brennan of Homewood, Illinois, as well as numerous nephews, a niece, and a grandson, all of whom he loved very much. Visitation will be Sunday, March 27th, 1 to 4pm, and Monday, 10am to 2pm, at the Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W. in Lakewood. At Ron's request, there will be no services. Please sign the online guest book at


 


 

Ralph New

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

July 7, 1931 - March 17, 2011 


 


 

Raymond O. Abendroth

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


 


 

Rev. Edward Francis Caffrey

Reverend Edward Francis CAFFREY Rev. Edward F. Caffrey, 80, well-known eastern Washington Roman Catholic priest, passed away March 20 in Spokane Valley. Father Caffrey had been a priest for 54 years. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho November 2, 1930 and grew up in Rathdrum, Idaho and Spokane. He graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1948, and after attending Gonzaga University, in 1953, he entered St. Edward Seminary near Seattle, completing his studies in 1957 when he was ordained a priest. Father Caffrey has served in numerous pastoral capacities in eastern Washington, including principal of DeSales High School in Walla Walla, Chaplin of the Washington State University Newman Center in Pullman, pastor of Walla Walla Assumption Parish, and pastor of St. Mary's Presentation in Deer Park where he retired in 2002. He also served in the Cathedral, Sacred Heart Parish, and Marycliff High School in Spokane early in his priesthood. Following his retirement he lived in Pullman for seven years. Father Caffrey was known as a24/7 priest, always on call, rarely taking time off and leading a life with few frills. He is of Irish-Scots ancestry and loved St. Patrick's Day. He was known for his inspirational homilies, which if written, were nothing more than a few bullet points on the back of an envelope, and for his scholarship, keen wit, humor and story telling. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Francis (Frank) and Grace Caffrey, Spokane, and his sister, Mary Louise Clutter, Marysville, who passed away in 2009. He is survived by his brother, Dennis Caffrey (Mary Ellen), Stratford, CT; and sisters Jewel Thompson, Phoenix, AZ; and Sheila Kern (Jim), Seattle, WA. Father Caffrey has numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Presentation in Deer Park, WA; funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Presentation on April 1 at 11 a.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park.


 


 

Reverend Father Edward Francis Caffrey

CAFFREY, Reverend Father Edward Francis, Rev. Fr. Edward F. Caffrey, a well known Eastern Washington Roman Catholic Priest, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the Colonial House Manor in Spokane Valley, Washington. He had been a priest for fifty-four years and a resident of Colonial Court for the past one and a half years. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on November 2, 1930, and grew up in Rathdrum, Idaho and Spokane, and graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1948. After attending and graduating from Gonzaga University in 1953, he entered St. Edward Seminary near Seattle completing his studies in 1957 when he was ordained a priest., Father Caffrey had served in numerous pastoral capacities in Eastern Washington including principal of DeSales High School in Walla Walla from 1959 to 1968, Chaplain of Washington State University Newman Center in Pullman from 1968 to 1981, pastor of Walla Walla Assumption Parish from 1981 to 1983, and pastor of St. Mary's Presentation Church in Deer Park from 1983 to 2002. He also served in the Cathedral, Sacred Heart Parish, and Marycliff High School in Spokane early in his priesthood. Following his retirement in 2002 he lived in Pullman for seven years., Father Caffrey was known as a 24/7 priest, always on call, rarely taking time off, and leading a life with few frills. He drove an early 1970s Subaru for nearly 30 years and often contributed much of his own salary to parish needs. When asked once what assignment he most enjoyed, he said: "I like it best wherever I am." He did have a special love for the students at WSU as a result of his time in Pullman. A Newman Center bulletin in 2003 said regarding his tenure there: "...he is remembered by both Catholic and non-Catholic alumni as someone who truly connected with students." He also loved dogs and during the 1970s was known on campus as "the priest with the big German Shepard," who enjoyed the crowds of students of all faiths who attended his Masses at the center he built during his tenure there., Father Caffrey is of Irish-Scots ancestry and loved St. Patrick's Day. He was known for his inspirational homilies, which if written, were nothing more than a few bullet points on the back of an envelope, and for his scholarship, keen wit, humor, and story telling., He is preceded in death by his parents, William Francis (Frank) and Grace Caffrey, Spokane, and his sister, Mary Louise Clutter, Marysville, who passed away in 2009. He is survived by his brother, Dennis Caffrey (Mary Ellen), Stratford, CT; and sisters Jewel Thompson, Phoenix, AZ, and Sheila Kern (Jim), Seattle, WA. Father Caffrey has numerous nieces and nephews., Father Caffrey's family thank the many former parishioners, neighbors, friends, and Bishop Skylstad for their loving visits to Father Ed, and to the Colonial Court staff for their patience and many daily kindnesses while he was in their care., A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 31, 2011, and the Funeral Mass honoring Father Caffrey will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 1, 2011, both in Deer Park at St. Mary's Presentation Church located at East 602 - 6th Avenue followed with a reception in the church's social hall. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Washington.


 


 

Robert Lee Hemingway

Bob passed away on March 12, 2011 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Bob was born September 28, 1931 in Spokane, WA. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. He served in the Air Force during the, . Bob graduated from, Eastern Washington University with a Bachelors degree in education and a Masters degree in economics. He taught high school for 30 years in the Highline School District in Seattle, WA. Bob was an avid boater and member of the Three Tree Point yacht club. After retiring he traded in his skipper's cap for a life on the open road in a motor home. Also in retirement he settled in Liberty Lake, WA with his wife of 53 years, Vi. He is survived by his wife and their three children, Brad, Brian and AnnMarie Rabe; his brother Ralph; seven grand- children and one great-granddaughter. Bob was a loving husband, father and friend. He always had a great story to tell and wisdom to share-¦he will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 2:00pm at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. 8th Ave., Spokane Valley, WA. Memorial donations may be made to Spokane Valley Hospital Volunteer Scholarship Fund, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99216. The family would like to thank the 3rd floor nursing staff at Valley Hospital and the wonderful Dr. Danko for Bob's excellent care and comfort.


 


 

Robert W. Lewis

LEWIS, Robert W., "Ace", Our beloved "Ace" passed away on March 23, 2011. Bob was born on July 31, 1922. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marion, in 2001. He is survived by daughter, Sandra Kinsman of San Mateo, NM; grandchildren, Ronald and Heather Hunter, James and Rachael Lamphere, and Martha Cochran; and seven great- grandchildren, all of Spokane., Graveside service will be held March 31st at 1:00pm at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA., Viewing times are March 29th and 30th from 9am to 8pm at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA . Online guestbook and full remembrance at


 


 

Roberta Gaile (Bobbie) Gates

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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.


 


 

Russell Martin Ojard

When Russ was about 6 years old his parents divorced. Their father raised Russ and his older brother, Maurice, while an aunt raised their younger brother, Jerry. Sadly, Jerry passed away in 1965. Many years after their father's passing, the brothers were contacted by a man who had recently learned he was adopted. He thought he might be their brother. One phone call led to another, and that summer, Russ and Maurice, both in their 50's, not only met their brother, Lloyd, for the first time, but they were reunited their mother Frieda after more than 40 years and were introduced to half-brothers and sisters Gordon, Charles, Audrey, Patricia, and Barbara, who they had never known existed. That experience led to many happy times for Russ and his family.


 


 

Ruth Evelyn Downing

Ruth Evelyn Downing, 91, of Everett, quietly passed away on March 11, 2011., She was born to Andrew and Asta Sunde on February 1, 1920 in Valley City, North Dakota., She worked as a credit manager for Mullen's Pharmacy from 1960 until her retirement., Ruth loved to garden. She always planted beautiful flowers and hanging baskets in the spring. She maintained her own yard until she was quite elderly., Last year, thirty members of her family, and their partners, celebrated Ruth's 90th birthday. Two five generation pictures were taken with her two new great-great grandchildren. This was the third five generation picture. The first was in 1961, the second was in 1983 and the third was in 2010. A humorous remark was made by Ruth that day, when she looked around at the crowd and exclaimed "and to think I started all of this." A third great-great grandchild was born just five days before her death., She is survived by her three children, Larry Domrude (Tricia), Terry Domrude (Cindy), and Shirley Major (Morri). She had six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and the three great-great grandchildren., The children of Ruth would like to thank Kay Crowder, who did such an outstanding job as mom's caregiver, always treating her with kindness, patience and a mending spirit. We are deeply appreciative., There will be a family service at a later date.


 


 

Ruth Keith Dettwiler

Was born September 2, 1921 in Kooskia, Idaho. Her parents were Hugh M. and Mildred Keith, a WWI Vet with one lung and the hospital volunteer who fell in love with him. Ruth grew up during the Depression, helping care for her siblings and reading voraciously. After her first jobs, she joined the last WWII cadet nursing class at Sacred Heart, where she met and married Marvin Dettwiler. They raised two boys and had a number of small businesses. Marvin died of a heart attack, and Ruth had several jobs, including County bookmobile clerk/alternate driver and clerk for Leo's Photography, before retiring to enjoy crossword puzzles, travel, volunteer English tutoring and more reading. After struggling with two strokes, diabetes and dementia, Ruth passed away peacefully on the 34th anniversary of Marvin's death. She is survived by her sister Mildred Asker; brother Hugh Keith; sons Tom and Jim Dettwiler; and multitudes of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Au revior, Mom. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Rd., Otis Orchards. Please sign Ruth's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:


 


 

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


 


 

Sandra (Timmerman) Caldwell

Sandra (Timmerman) CALDWELL Sandra Louise (Timmerman) Caldwell, passed away this March 21, 2011 at the age of 71. She was born June 1, 1939 in Seattle, WA to Olaf and Margrethe Arntzen.  She leaves behind her loving family of three children Rick (Deanne), Jane (Mike), and Kim (Dan), 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and dear friends. She was the keystone of this family she was so proud of, always the face behind the camera, always making everyone around her feel special and unique. She was young at heart and lived a full and wonderful life with her loving family always close. Services will be held at Floral Hills Lynnwood on Friday April 1, 2011 at 1:00pm. www.floralhillslynnwood.com


 


 

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 


 


 

Shirley Ann Blackwell

Shirley Ann BLACKWELL Shirley Ann Carlson born January 14, 1923 in Tacoma WA. the fourth daughter of Swedish immigrants Carl August Carlson and Natalia Bostrom Carlson. Shirley attended Lincoln Grade school and graduated Lincoln High School and Beutel Business School. She played the violin and loved to bowl. Shirley worked for General Mills, Sears Roebuck and retired from Boyer Alaska Barge Lines. In retirement she was very active with the Ryther Children's group. Shirley married Captain Harold Blackwell March 7, 1942 and was married for 68 years. Shirley is survived by her two sons John and James (Sheri) both of Seattle. One very capable Mother and Wife who will be missed by many and remembered for her smile and those blue eye's.


 


 

Shirley Vella Nielsen

Shirley Vella Nielsen returned to her Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Born on May 29, 1930 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Acil and Truly (Kofoed) Wright; Shirley was 80 years old., A Vancouver resident since 2000, Shirley lived in Portland from 1953-2000. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Fisher's Landing Ward in Vancouver. Shirley worked as a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting, helping any person in need, and spending time with her friends and family., Shirley is survived by her loving and devoted husband of sixty years Jens C. Nielsen at home; daughter Brenda (Gary) Holbrook of Beaver Creek, Oregon; sons Larry (Rochelle) Nielsen of Vancouver, and Steven Nielsen of Vancouver; sisters Gloria Smith of Beaverton, Oregon, and Greta (Harrison) McKnight of Sandy, Oregon; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren., There will be a celebration of Shirley's life on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fisher's Landing Ward: 13600 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA. Viewing will be held at the Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Relief Society Room. Vault interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery: 11801 SE Mount Scott Boulevard, Portland, OR 97266., 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, . Please sign/view her guestbook at


 


 

Sr. Mary Clarina Burns

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Stanley G. Harbert

HARBERT, Stanley G., Was peacefully wrapped in the arms of the Lord, March 21, 2011., He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed by his kindness and generosity., Born in Anderson, S.C. he was a graduate of the Boys High School, Class of 1952., He served in the military and was stationed at Fairchild A.F.B., where he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest., Stan worked over 36 years as a Journeyman Pressman for the Spokesman Review, later retiring Jan 1997., Stan indulged in many hobbies like fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling, but his passion for golf was life-long., August 6, 1963, he achieved the golfer's ultimate goal by sinking a 197 yard Hole in One on the 17th hole, at Esmeralda Golf Course. He was awarded a trophy and became a lifetime member of the Hole 'n One Club., He also loved to travel whether cruising through the Alaska Territory, or sailing his boat through the San Juan Islands. Stan enjoyed exploring and seeking out adventures in the outdoors., He was preceded in death by his wife Sandi, his brother Clyde and sister Mable., Survived by his loving children Michael Harbert, Cheryl Harbert, Karen Breuer, and his many grandchildren., He will be truly missed by friends and family, but his memory will continue to live on through us., In his memory, donations can be made to Hospice of Spokane.


 


 

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 .....


 


 

Thelma W. Barlow

Services will be held Mon-day, March 29, 2011 2:30pm at St. Mikes, Olympia. 


 


 

Theodare R. "T-Bear" Fonis

A Memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 1 at the Nile Center of the Shrine, 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA, For more details and to share memories: 


 


 

Toni Richardson Davis

Toni Richardson DAVIS Our beloved mother Toni Davis died March 5, 2011, from complications due to a recent stroke. She was 72. Toni Dale Richardson was born in Flagstaff, Arizona, on January 9, 1939. She graduated in 1960 with her Bachelor's in Journalism. This was also the year she married Jeffery R. Davis, with whom she raised three children. After divorcing him in the late 1980's, Toni went to work for the Federal Government. Toni was preceded in death by her father, Gladwell, her mother, Millicent, her nephews Burl III and Charles, and by her sister Cecile. Toni is survived by her three children Jeff, Mark, and Amy and their partners Heidi, Alisin, and Kim; her granddaughters Dierdre and Danika; cousin Sandra; nephews Michael and John and nieces Sarah and Cheryl; as well as numerous friends and former co-workers. At Mom's request, burial and graveside services have taken place at the Cobb family ranch outside Augusta, Montana. Mom was a lifelong lover of words: a voracious reader, a skilled writer, and an engaging story- teller. She loved books, movies, her grand-cats and grand-dog Chevy, Dim Sum and shrimp, and having lunch with her kids. We will dearly miss Mom's dry wit, sparkling intelligence, and thoughtfulness. Her quiet and dignified presence was balanced by her humor and ferocious love for those closest to her. We are lucky to have known her.


 


 

Veda B. French

Three pages in the book of memories silently turn today. For time may dull the hands of fate, our memories forever recall this date. We love you and miss you Mom.


 


 

Velma Annie Elizabeth Reeves Cohey

Saturday, March 26, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Velma Annie Elizabeth Reeves Cohey, 87, a long time resident of Yakima, passed away on March 24, 2011. Velma was born in Leslie, Arkansas on September 24, 1923. She was the daughter of Clau


 


 

Vesta Mardell Van Horn

Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Vesta Mardell Van Horn passed away March 20, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 23, 1931 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Jay and Edith (Brian) Van Horn. In 1936, Vesta and her family moved to W 


 


 

Victor H. Henkel

Victor H. Henkel, 75, of Lynnwood, WA died March 13, 2011., Vic was born on February 27, 1936 in Kansas City, MO., Vic served over 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, was a Marine Engineer in Alaska and taught Marine Engineering at Seattle Community College. He was a salesman for Western Motor Coach, drove a bus for Community Transit and was a proud member of the Lynnwood Eagles, Elks and the WBA., He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; son, Karl; three daughters; four step-daughters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters and two nieces in Missouri., A celebration of his life will be held on April 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Northlake Christian Church in Bothell., Remembrances to


 


 

Virgie F. Askwig

ASKWIG, Virgie F., Passed away March 24, 2011, of natural causes. Virgie was born on June 26, 1921, in Copan, Oklahoma, where she grew up. She graduated from Sinton High School in Sinton, Texas, in 1939, and in 1941, she moved to Chico, California, where she attended business college and then worked as a secretary at the Diamond Match Company. Virgie Gilliland married her handsome B-29 pilot, Glenn W. Askwig, on November 6, 1942, in Reno, Nevada. After the war, Virgie and Glenn moved to Moses Lake, Washington, where they owned and operated Auzy's Spudnut Shop and raised a family of four children. Virgie and Glenn moved to Billings, Montana, in 1980 where they resided until 1991 when they made their final move to Spokane, Washington. Virgie served as President of the Officers' Wives Club, was active in the Republican Party and the Republican Women's Club, and was an avid bridge player. Virgie was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Glenn, in 2006, and by her parents, Ora and Albert Gilliland, and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Glenn W. Askwig, Jr. (Linda) of Roswell, New Mexico; daughters Linda Weber (Dick) of Joplin, Missouri; Sally Grabicki (Tony) and Tomi Sue Morford (Fred) of Spokane, Washington; and grandchildren: Glenn W. Askwig , III, Kasey Weber Williamson, Eric and Mark Weber, Anthony and Shelby Grabicki, Andrea Morford Ketner and Kyle Morford; and twelve great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Heritage Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


 


 

WILLARD "BILL" JONES

Bill was a wonderful husband, partner, father, father-in-law, grand- father and great friend to many over the years. Bill passed away March 21, 2011 at the age of 83, after a long battle with COPD., Bill was born in Portland, Oregon and spent the rest of his 83 years living in Clark County, Washington., He spent 46 years working for the Coca Cola Company. After two years of employment he enlisted in the Air Force and served his country as an airplane mechanic during, . After he was honorably discharged from the military he returned to Coca Cola for the next 44 years. He was a great refrigeration technician and over the years received many calls from friends and family to please come repair a refrigerator or freezer. He retired from Coca Cola in 1989., Bill had many interests in life, but he especially enjoyed working in his shop, going woodcutting with family and friends and tending his vegetable garden and yard. Nobody could plant as straight a row in their garden as Bill. His crops were so bountiful that he gave away many vegetables to family and friends. Bill enjoyed countless hours over the years working with his sons Tom and Steve in his garage on automotive and other repair projects. Family and friends spent many happy hours with Bill swapping stories at the kitchen table or on the patio., Bill spent the past few years with partner, Laura Campbell. They enjoyed sharing the Pickles cartoon, working in the yard and garden and many other fun projects. He was thoroughly loved by both family and friends., Bill's wife Jean preceded him in death in December 2000., He is survived by his sons, Steve Jones, Tom Jones, daughters-in-law, Mary Jones, Jewelie Jones and grandchildren Lori LaRue, Lisa Jones, Sarah Lee, Stevie Jones, Zachary Moore, Stephanie Dees and his partner, Laura Campbell., A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Layne's Funeral home at 16 NE Clark Avenue, Battle Ground, Washington, followed by a graveside Honor Guard, and reception at Evergreen Memorial Garden, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. N., PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 91809, or The Ray Hickey Hospice House, at 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661., Please view/sign his guestbook at


 


 

Wayne Luther Burton

Friday, March 25, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Wayne Luther Burton, 69 and a longtime resident of Parker, WA entered into rest Monday, March 21, 2011 at Yakima Regional Medical Center. Wayne was born February 2, 1942 in Idabel, OK, to


 


 

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 L. "Bill" Johnson

Dr. William "Bill" Johnson, a longtime Whitworth University professor died on March 22, 2011 at his home in Anacortes Washington. Born in Palo Alto, California in 1939, Johnson was the oldest of five siblings. He graduated from Palo Alto High School and enrolled at Whitworth College in Spokane in 1957. At Whitworth, he was a pre-med major and a member of the Whitworth track and field team. It was during these undergraduate years that Johnson developed two loves that would last a lifetime. At Whitworth, he fell in love with Rachel Higgins from Hood River, Oregon; the two married in 1960. Also at Whitworth, Johnson took courses in psychology that kindled a career-long passion for the subject. This passion led Johnson to the University of Oregon in 1963 and both an MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology. Johnson returned to his Alma Mater in 1968 to begin a 30-year career as a beloved psychology professor and department chair for generations of Whitworth students. A fixture in the Whitworth academic and athletic community, Johnson was Whitworth's faculty athletics representative to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He also chaired NAIA's district 1, and served in prominent national roles with the NAIA including the National Coordinating Committee, National Executive Committee, and Council of Presidents. In honor of his career-long service, Johnson was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah 1995. Johnson was also a life-long distance runner and mountaineer. He was a member of mountaineering clubs in Oregon and Washington and a key leader in the development of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Johnson served as Director of the Bloomsday Run and was inducted into the Bloomsday Run Hall of Fame in 2000. In addition to his teaching and athletic leadership interests, Johnson became licensed as a psychologist in 1984 and maintained a private clinical and consulting practice in north Spokane for 15 years with his wife Rachel-"a well known Spokane psychotherapist. Following his retirement from Whitworth in 1998, the Johnsons relocated to Anacortes where Bill remained an avid outdoorsman fishing, crabbing, and gardening. Until his death, he was also active as a consultant and mentor to pastors. A long-time elder at Whitworth Presbyterian Church, Johnson authored a book for pastors titled, The Pastor's Guide to Psychological Disorders and Treatments. He was well known in the national community of Presbyterian pastors as a source of counsel and support., Bill Johnson will be remembered as a beloved educator, mentor, clinician, and leader. Johnson's service touched nearly every aspect of the Spokane community. He is survived by his wife Rachel, their two children Brad, a psychology professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland, and Shannon, a Navy Commander and Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, California, three grandsons, and four siblings. A private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in honor of Bill Johnson's life and service go directly to the Elder Training Initiative at Whitworth University, a program to promote the mentoring and development of church elders. For information on making a contribution, contact Scott McQuilkin at (509) 777-4386,, Arrangements are in the care of EVANS FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORY, IINC., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Bill, please sign the online guest register at


 


 

William M. Swartz

Bill was born on April 14, 1927 to Joe and LoDema Swartz. He was a lifelong Everett resident, growing up in town with his brother, Jack, attending Everett High School and Everett Junior College and going to work for the local phone company in 1948., On September 1, 1950 Bill married his sweetheart, Bertille Becker of Exeter, Nebraska. Together they spent the next sixty years raising their family, providing a loving home for their children and grandchildren and being the best of friends. Bill worked for what became GTE-NW for over forty years, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed his job immensely, which had him trouble-shooting all around town, and from homes to businesses he made many friends along the way. He was a lifetime member of Everett, #479, where he spent many a Thursday evening playing trumpet in the band, and later would spend many an hour at their barbershop keeping up on the latest news. Bill loved a road trip, and took his family on many trips to see relatives and the great western USA, especially his favorite place, Yellowstone National Park, where he had spent a summer working in his youth., Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and LoDema Swartz., He is survived by his wife, Bertie; children, Bill (Arlene), Christy (Mark) Hotton and Kathy (Davy) Landis; brother, Jack (Helen); grandchildren, Michelle Harris, Michael Swartz, Curt (Tian) Hotton, Kim (Tom) Hendry, Liz (Joe) Goldfinch and Kodiak Landis; three great-grandchildren, with another on the way; and many nieces and nephews., The family will host a gathering at a later date to celebrate Bill's life. We miss you already Dad., We would like to note a special thanks to Harvey and Maxine Brink and the loving staff at Adagio Adult Family Home who for the last three years cared for our dad Bill like family and continue to care for our mom Bertie in the same way.

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