Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/30/2011



Albert "Al" Duane Armfield, age 79, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, with his family at his side., He was born May 5, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Washington to Raymond and Erie Jane (London) Armfield., Al grew up in Mount Vernon and later moved with his family to the Samish area near Sedro-Woolley. Al has resided in Sedro-Woolley for most of his life except for a period of 15 years when he worked in southeastern Alaska. He worked as a logger in the timber industry for many logging companies in Washington and Alaska. He was a high climbing tree rigger for most of his logging career. He even participated in logging shows in Washington and Oregon in his early years, as a speed-climbing tree-topper., Al was married to Shirley Mae Allen on March 4, 1950 in Sedro-Woolley and they just celebrated their 61st anniversary. He was a devoted husband and loving father to his four girls., He enjoyed fixing and painting cars and could fix almost anything; he was considered an all around "fix-it" man by his family. Al enjoyed making furniture in his later years and the best times of his life were when he worked and fished in Alaska. He enjoyed building his own 18 ft. fishing boat., He took pride in his yard, driveway and garden and just last year he still cut, split, and stacked a logging truck load of wood in a month's time. In previous years, he could "get it done" in shorter lengths of time. He did this every year for several years. Al was known as a hard worker and never knew a stranger and was always willing to help others., He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Armfield of the family home in Sedro-Woolley; 3 daughters, Karen Adams and her husband Phillip of Sedro-Woolley, Joyce Bryant and her husband Richard of Hoquiam, and Debbie Fernie and her husband Mike of Sedro-Woolley; his former son-in-law, Pete Delacruz of Sedro-Woolley; 9 grandchildren; Shirley Pettigrew, Phillip "Butch" Adams, Dennis Bryant, Lisa Jones, Rachael Schaut, Heather Pagnossin, Michael Fernie, Kenneth Sweeney, and Albert Jorgensen; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1-great-great-grandson; his brother, William R. "Bill" Armfield of Sedro-Woolley; a brother-in-law Wes Allen and his wife Peggy, and many nieces and nephews., Al was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lynne Armfield, and a brother Raymond Van Armfield., The family suggests that donations be made in Al's name to the Life Care Center of Sedro-Woolley or a charity of your choice., At Al's request there are to be no services. His arrangements and cremation are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Share your memories of Al and sign the online guestbook at:



Aleatha Joy Iacolucci

Aleatha Joy IACOLUCCI Aleatha passed away peacefully on March 29, 2011 with her family by her side. Full obituary and service dates will follow. Arrangements entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home. 



Alma Fay Merk

Alma Fay Merk passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011. She was 88 years old. Alma was born and raised in Whatcom County and it remained very dear to her throughout her life. She spent 64 years in California, both in Compton and Norwalk, and came to love her home there as well. Alma was known for her joy of life, loving a good joke, her warmth, her tenacity and her strength. Her warmth extended to everyone; she took care of family, friends, neighbors and strangers alike. She was a woman of faith in Christ, enabling her to undertake difficult tasks with a special courage. She enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, gardening and sewing. She especially loved teaching Sunday School at her beloved Church of the Nazarene. Her speciality was third grade and she taught for over 40 years. Numerous students have attested to the fact that through her time given to them in service, they came to know the Lord. Alma was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Francis Merk, and her brothers, Ivan Denson and Ira Denson. She will be greatly missed by her children, Doreen Merk and John (Sandra) Merk, and her grandchildren April Rios and Joshua-John Merk; brothers and sisters Iva Lazareff, Elmer (Lou) Denson, Vivian Burnett and Darrall (Karen) Dorland; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Viewing will be held Monday, April 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM at La Mirada Church of the Nazarene, 15575 Foster Rd., La Mirada, CA, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at the church, with a lunch to follow. A Graveside Committal will be at 3:00 PM the same day, at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 S. Workman Mill Rd., Whittier CA 90601. You may share your thoughts and memories of Alma at



Ana Marie De Santos Malkinson

Ana was born in Manila on July 25, 1948. She joined her late husband, Frederick William Malk-inson, on March 26, 2011., She is survived by her son, Luis; her two daughters, Stephanie and Marion; and her four grandchildren., She loved spending time with her family and friends while seeking out new adventures for her next outing. She also loved to travel and try new foods and often introduced her family to them as well. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her and she will linger in hearts forever. For those that knew my mom well, her facvorite word to say was Bingooo!, A viewing will be held for her from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., March 30, 2011 at Schaefer-Shipman funeral home, 804 State Ave. Marysville, WA 98270. A rosary service will follow immediately after the viewing. A funeral mass will be held at 9:00 a.m., March 31, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 4200 88th St. NE Marysville, WA 98270.



Anna E. Goldade

Anna Eugenia (Hauck) Goldade passed away peacefully during sleep in the early morning of March 24, 2011. Anna was born to Frederick and Rose (Braun) Hauck on January 17, 1926 in Bismarck, North Dakota and was raised in the community of Beulah, ND., She married Steve Valentine Goldade on October 2, 1944, who preceded her in death on October 29, 1998. Steve and Anna, with a couple of young ones in tow, settled in Silverton, Idaho in 1958 where they raised their four sons- Ron and Wanda Goldade of Brighton, Colorado- Brian and Lori Goldade of Deer Park, Washington- Tim and Cindy Goldade of Woodland Park, Idaho- and Steven Goldade (deceased 1978.) Together they loved boating, fishing, camping, dancing, and traveling during their fifty-four years of marriage. She is also survived by her sisters Loraine Pischel, Josie Ziegler, Kathy Breneman, and her brother Wilfred Hauck., Anna was a devoted mother, grandmother (7), great-grandmother (16) and friend to many. She loved to dance and was an active member of many local dance groups throughout north Idaho. In recent years, she welcomed and cherished her best friend and companion Al Alkire who accompanied her to dances, drives in the country, shopping, and a host of good times. Anna will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her., A graveside service in recognition of her life will be held at Coeur d' Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID on Thursday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. All those wishing to attend are welcome. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, ID



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.



Anne M Hudec

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Anne M Hudec, 90, a 62 year resident of Yakima, passed away March 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Louis and is survived by her 2 sons, Bradley of Stanwood, WA and Darryl of Stockbridge, GA, a




Blanche was born in Riverside Township (near Vida, MT) to Osias Gagne and Ernestine Houle Gagne. She had seven siblings. In her teen years, Blanche worked in a general store and cafŽ in Poplar, MT. When she moved to Wolf Point, MT, she began work as a telephone operator. She met her husband, Rodell Mahlum, in Wolf Point and married in June 1936. They had four children: Eldora Smith (Carl) of Bluffton, SC; Larry Mahlum (Nona) of Princeton, MN; Carol Miller (Wayne) of Kennewick, WA; and Diane Macdonald (Gary) of Wolf Point, MT. Rodell and Blanche were married for 62 years., While Rodell farmed around the Wolf Point area, Blanche worked and managed Rathert Furniture Store for 25 years. She was also active in the women's organization at First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point. She loved to golf and play cards., Blanche moved to Kennewick, WA, in 1996 where she lived at The Manor at Canyon Lakes and met many wonderful friends. She enjoyed playing bridge, pinochle and hand-and-foot, and was a passionate Seattle Mariners fan., In addition to her four children, Blanche was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren., Blanche is survived by her four children, her sister Margaret Eggebrecht, her brother-in-law Dennis Mahlum (Darlene), and two sistersin-law Doris Larson and Lee Mahlum., She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rodell Mahlum, three sisters and two brothers.



Barbara "Jimmie" Barrett

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Barbara "Jimmie" Barrett, 98, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in East Wenatchee. Jimmie was born Barbara Geraldine Sickman on October 18, 1912, in Roseburg, OR. She liked school and graduated third highest in her high school class in Coos Bay, OR in 1930. She always had a radiant smile and a clever wit, and she was pictured in a North Bend newspaper in 1936, as a "Loretta Young Look Alike."



Barbara Jean Brown

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Barbara Tomlinson Greening

Barbara Tomlinson GREENING Barbara Tomlinson Greening was able to be at home with her husband, Irl Palmer, when she lost her battle with cancer early on the morning of Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The setting was as she had wanted it. Barbara lived a life of exuberance and love, of sharing and creativity that will endure in the hearts and memories of all whose lives she touched. She will be missed and loved and remembered by family and friends beyond count. Her family moved to Seattle, Washington from her birthplace in Ontario, Canada in 1962 when Barbara was nine years old and brought the first of many whole new groups of friends into her life. Family camping trips introduced Barbara to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and started a lifelong quest to travel to and through beautiful places by car, on horseback, on foot and under sail. Her passions of horseback riding, boating, water skiing, and downhill snow skiing that started while in high school and flowed throughout her life were joined in the subsequent four decades by saltwater sailing, cross country skiing, tai chi instruction, travel by camper as well as canoe and kayak, her painting and the sharing of her love of art with many children. Barbara's first battle with cancer happened as she was starting college and with a grit and determination that would be in evidence repeatedly in her life, she not only beat it down but was inspired by the dedication and professionalism of the X-ray technicians to make that her career choice. After graduating from Rainier Beach High School in 1971, Barbara obtained her Associate's Degree from Bellevue Community College and was licensed as a radiology technician. She did her student rotations at Swedish Hospital in Seattle starting in 1975 and then worked in Special Procedures in Radiology until 1984 taking time off each year for months of sailing up the British Columbia and Alaska coastlines with Dr. Roy Greening. Barbara wanted to be free for them to travel when Roy was off work and she eventually made the decision to let her licensing lapse. With the plan to continue their liveaboard moorage in Juneau waters, Barbara and Roy drove to Portland, Maine, to camp in the boat-builder's parking lot where their steel-hulled sailboat, Gadfly II, was being built and its interior configured for year-round comfort to include the installation of a potbelly stove. Over the course of three summers and the attendant drives across country in their camper, Barbara and Roy sailed to and from the Bahamas via the Intracoastal Waterway, through the Erie Canal, the Trent-Severn Waterway, and the Great Lakes, before finally pulling the Gadfly II out of the waters of Lake Michigan for transport across country to Seattle for its sail out of Puget Sound to their new home port of Juneau. The two sailboats, Gadfly and Gadfly II, were in their turn Barbara's and Roy's homes on the water at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle and then in Juneau, until Barbara's love of painting and her art projects had to have a studio with the space and permanence that only shoreside living could accommodate. The Gadfly II still sailed to Glacier Bay and regaled visiting friends and family with the magnificence of the Alaskan waters and its wildlife, but now there was a beachfront home where all could stay until May 1st each year, the day Roy and Barbara would begin sailing. Barbara's lifelong passion for horses was evident with extended riding vacations over the years to France, along the Atlantic coast and through the pastures of Sligo County in Ireland, the trails of the Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming, and the Redwood forest and the beaches of the California coast. She had her own posse of extended family members join her for the beach rides during annual vacations on the Oregon coast, a gathering that she held dear. Barbara returned to France for an extended vacation in 2008 where others in the family joined her to create an 11-person memory-building time that celebrated the anticipated and completed graduations from high school. Once again 'Auntie Bee' had brought the magic to a party as only she could orchestrate it. The unforgettable beach house vacations on the Oregon Coast over an 18-year period introduced the little ones to both her love of the water and of horses. It was where only 'Auntie Bee' could tap the young cooking creativity and chaos of kid's pizza night to produce passable dinner selections and wonderful memories that would bond the children to her and to each other. It was not just to her own nephew and nieces that she brought this cooking and art instruction and lessons of life. She embraced what is truly her extended family of nieces and nephews and let them feel her unconditional love. Those same little ones would grow to visit her in Alaska. Their lives came forward in a better way because of Barbara's extraordinary example of grace, her joy, and her overwhelming power to cast a net of fun over everything and everyone she touched. Juneau had been Barbara's home since she moved there with her first husband in 1984 after years of taking summer-long sailing trips up the coastline from their Seattle moorings. The lifestyle of living right on their sailboat continued in Juneau waters until they finally took a Land Home so Barbara would have a place for painting and a place for the children to come, and the relatives and the friends. And come they did, to be part of Barbara's life, to be touched by the way she enjoyed every day and made every day special for those around her. The move to Se Trouver, as Barbara called her current home, came about to replace a residence with many stairs with one that provided an easier access as she cared for her husband, Dr. Roy Greening, in his final stages of Alzheimer's. Barbara and Roy had been married for twenty-five years and shared the passions of sailing and skiing and traveling in their camper. The treks across the lower states were done with a dedicated avoidance of interstate highways and zigzagged to make the stops at all of the family and friends and favorite national parks to soak up the beauty and the love at every location. And all the while collecting more friends. The hard work and dedication with which she pursued the things important to her in the community showed her resolve to make things better whether teaching art to children, supporting health programs, or tackling the gold mining issue by creating a diorama of the valley to help people at the meetings see what and where the impact would be. The bookmaking and paper making classes she taught on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands for 220 students in kindergarten to sixth grade with the help of 15 teachers, staff and many mother/father helpers were another of her special projects. Barbara was predeceased by her mother, Jean Tomlinson, and her first husband, Dr. Roy Greening. Barbara was the caregiver for both Jean before her death from cancer and Roy as he faced Alzheimer's. Barbara's care allowed both to be able to die at home and the importance of that to Barbara was evident in the strength she showed in making the flight back to Juneau from Seattle two days before she died. Irl got her home where she wanted to be. Two weeks before her death, Barbara had written 'He is my hero.' We are so grateful that Irl was in her life with all his love and strength and his kind and gentle way. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Irl Palmer, and his children Daniel Joshua and Brigette Karla. The surviving Tomlinson relations are: Barbara's father, William James; her brothers, William John (Cathie) and Robert Jeffrey (Susan) known to family as Murphy and Jeff; her sister, Leslie Jane; and her nieces and nephew, Elan Leslie, Michael Murphy, Annelle Barbara, and Corianna Marie. This can by no means begin to identify the depths of the ties to



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.



Bea Herrington

Bea Herrrington Bea Herrington, born March 21, 1918, in Morton, WA to Charles and Leona Seydell, passed away March 22, 2011, at her home in Kings Manor, Tacoma. She is preceeded in death by her husband Dean J Herrington, daughters Linda Newman and Nancy Busier, brothers Donald, Leonard, Mort Seydell and sister Willetta Breland. She is survived by daughter Betty (Herb) Weston, twin brother Ossie (Leona) Seydell, son-in-laws Donald Newman and Arthur Buser, 11 grandchildren and 9 great granchildren, family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday March 29, 2011 at the Celebration of Life building. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home, 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at



Bestick, Mary Louise (Landes)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary Louise (Landes) Bestick, born October 30, 1952, died March 28, 2011 of cervical cancer at the Hospice House of Spokane. She was born .....



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, ..... 



Carol Angell

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:48 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 26, 2011 



Carol L. Allen

Entered into rest March 18, 2011. Graveside Services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley. For more information please visit 



Cathy Marie Nelson

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 16, 1947—March 22, 2011



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. 



Charles E. Irving Jr.

Passed on March 25, 2011 at the age of 65. Charlie was born on April 11, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa to Charles and Katherine Irving. Charlie grew up in Spokane, graduated from Rogers High School in '64 and found a passion for the railroad. He spent 27 years working for the Railroad, riding trains across the state, and sharing laughter and stories with his friends. Some of his favorite activities were attending Bible Study Fellowship International, going to lunch with friends and family, walking the beaches of Edmonds and picking up rocks, spending time with his grandchildren, and going for long drives in the car with Bernis. Charlie was kind, compassionate and always willing to help family and friends. Charlie and Bernis had 37 wonderful years together. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Bernis, his two sons, Scott and Lincoln and their wives, three brothers and three sisters, three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his sister, and daughter Aleisha. A time of visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 30th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 31st at 10:00am at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 9706 N. Division Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation or Union Gospel Mission.



Charlotte Ann Drake

Charlotte Drake, 83, of Langley, WA, died on March 15, 2011., She was born on March 11, 1928 in Tacoma, WA., Charlotte spent most of her life in Washington. She loved her gardening most. She also loved to read, crochet, skate and sew., She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl D. Wyre and Lenora G. Gleason; her son, Charles L. Wenzel; and her daughter, Leanora Drake., She is survived by five children, Michael Adams, Brian Adams, Paul Drake, Susan Murray and Lori Cameron; as well as 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren., A Celebration of Life will be held in Charlotte's honor on April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hong Kong Gardens, 9324 SR 525, Clinton, WA.



Chen Yang (Gene) HSIEH

Chen Yang (Gene) HSIEH Chen Yang Hsieh, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2011. Born on September 23, 1926 in a small village in Northern China, Gene spent his early years in China and Taiwan, ultimately relocating to Seattle WA in 1961 with his wife of 55 years, Lillian. Gene a "military man" and later an entrepreneur, was a quiet, soft spoken man, but, when he spoke, people listened. Gene is survived by his wife, Lillian, children Vickie (Benjamin), Allen (Sunny) and Joyce (Norman), his grandchildren, who provided him with his greatest joy, Kirby, Mei Mei, Carly, Audrey and Lauryn. He is also survived by his brothers Chen Gang (Li Ping) and Chen Hang (Kay) and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Noah Silver of GHC and to the team of care givers at Faerland Terrace. Services will be held at Bonney Watson, 1732 Broadway, Seattle, WA, on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider a donation to Kin On Community Health Care, Seattle WA (



Cheryl M. Bratt

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Claire B. Thomen Crook

Claire B. Thomen Crook passed away March 25, 2011. Claire was born September 26, 1910 in Basel, Switzerland to Wilhelm and Bertha Thommen. She joined an older sister, Lina Luise. When the family immigrated to this country in 1913 their name was changed to Thomen. Claire was two and her sister was six. They spoke Swiss-German. They arrived at Ellis Island in the early spring of that year and then crossed country to Oregon by train., Claire's father took a job at a dairy farm in Parkrose, OR, a suburb of Portland. Their Post Office box was number 13! They joined Wilhelm's brother, Julius, and Bertha's sister and her husband, Luisa and Karl Schweitzer, in the area. Claire started school in Parkrose. About 1917, they moved to St. Helens, OR where they began their own dairy farm, raising and milking cows, delivering milk on a route, and all that goes into running a dairy farm. Claire and her sister attended St. Helens public schools, walking a good four miles each way from the farm to town. Claire had the terrible flu in 1918., After graduation from St. Helens High School in 1929, she attended the University of Oregon for one year and then transferred to Oregon Normal School in Monmouth to finish and get her teaching certificate. It was the depression, and schools were not hiring women teachers, giving jobs to the men. She was a nanny for a local family for one year, helped her sister take care of her only niece during the summers, helped her parents by with the bookkeeping and helping her mother in the kitchen. They fed many hired hands. She finally secured a teaching position in a very small two room school outside of St. Helens riding with another teacher. She taught the first four grades in Deer Island. When she lost her ride purchasing a car and learning to drive was essential. An advertisement was read in the local paper offering to sell a car. The person selling came to the farm with the car, took her for a ride, and taught her to drive. She ended up marrying the seller, and George Crook ended getting his car back! They were married in 1942. With gas a shortage because of the war, Claire's father gave them gas coupons so they could travel from St. Helen's to Mississippi for their honeymoon. That was George's home state. He had come to Oregon to work for Pope and Talbot as a saw filer. Upon returning, Claire began school in Holton with first and second graders., In 1947, the Crooks relocated to Oakridge, OR where George became head saw filer at the new Pope and Talbot mill and Claire started her long teaching career there. In 1962 she finished the last two years of her degree from the U of Oregon so she could move up on the pay scale. She retired in 1975. During those years, she was active in the Garden Club, Eugene Arranger's Guild, and the Methodist Church. The Crook's traveled a lot after retirement, making two trips to Switzerland on tours, and Claire traveled there with her sister in July of 1995., George passed away in early 1995. In 2000 Claire moved to Lynnwood, WA to live with her niece and be close to family. In 2006 she moved to Emeritus of Lynnwood, where she was residing at the time of her death., Claire leaves her niece, Nancy Smith-Berard, of Lynnwood; great-niece, Lori Wist, of Everett; great-nephews, Jeff Smith, of Marysville, WA, Greg Smith, of Lake Stevens, WA, also Steve and Todd Beal of Oregon; several great-greats, Jennifer Smith, Kimberly Claire Smith, Zach Wist, Jake Wist, Daniel and David Beal, Jack and Grace Beal., The family wishes to thank Hospice of Snohomish County, and all the staff at Emeritus of Lynnwood. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to Hospice of Snohomish County., Memorial Services to be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds.



Clara M. Schmauder

Clara was born September 8, 1912 to William and Lizzie Detmer in Genoa, NE. She passed away March 25, 2011 in Spokane, WA. In 1934 Clara married Clarence Showalter, who preceded her in death. They were married 43 years. Clara was involved in many venues of service at both Euclid Avenue Baptist Church and later at Fourth Memorial Church. Washington Water Power was her employer prior to having her family, and she worked at Seattle First National Bank after Clarence retired with a disability. Clara was known for her marvelous sense of humor and mischievousness. April Fool's Day was a favorite for her. You could be sure that she had something in store for you that day! Clara loved animals. She made dozens of quilts for animal shelters, hoping to make the cats and dogs comfortable. She also loved to tend her beautiful flower gardens and they were the prettiest around. Clara was preceded in death by her brother Roy Detmer, and sister Deloris Watson. She is survived by her sister Elsie Heine and brother Maynard Detmer. Also surviving are her children: Glen Showalter (Marcie), Sharon Moran (Ted), and Connie Hearn (Mark); grandchildren Tamara Thomas (Steven), Jeff Ross (Kim), Dale Rigg, Joseph Moran (Sarah), Shannon Shewey, and William Moran (Kim); great-grandchildren Taffney and Zeke Ross, Danielle and Jenna Thomas, Michael and Lauren Shewey, and Belden Moran. The family held a private interment service at Fairmount Memorial Park. A Memorial Service celebrating Clara's life will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00am at Heritage Funeral Chapel. Clara is free from pain and with her Lord.



Clyde Dallas Arndt

Clyde Dallas Arndt passed away peacefully after losing his battle with cancer on March 20,2011., Clyde served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Eagles., He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Tessi; four brothers; and one sister., He is survived by his wife and best friend, Cookie; a son, Tony Arndt of Boise, ID; a daughter, Teri Salsbury of Anacortes, WA; two stepsons, Troy Deierling (Susan) of AZ and Jim Close (Val) of Marysville, WA; stepdaughter, Joyce Deleon of Everett, WA; brothers, Max (Dorothy) of CA, Jerry (Glenda) of MN; sisters, Caroline (Jim) Whitney of MN and Connie (Hank) Cook of ID; as well as 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., At Clyde's request, there will be a party for him at My Buddy's Place, 700 Wapato Way, Manson, WA 98831 on April 2, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., Condolences may be sent to Cookie (c/o Jim Close), 5310 85th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270.



DEATH NOTICE: Charlene Coryell

Monday, March 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Charlene Coryell, 72, of Moscow died Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. [...] 



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. [...] 




She grew up in Blackfoot, ID, and graduated from Snake River High. She was the third child of Philip J. 'Jack' and Ora Steffler. She married in her early twenties and had her son Philip Niles while living in Witchita, KS., Diane moved to Moses Lake, WA, in the early 70s, where she settled in with her son and obtained a beautician's license. She met her husband Eusevio (Wedo) Hernandez in 1974 and together they operated their hair salon in Moses Lake. \They moved to Kennewick in 1979, where they opened a hair salon and operated it until Wedo retired. Diane then worked for Gesa Credit Union in the Tri-Cities for nearly eleven years., Diane is loved by many and will be best remembered for her sense of humor, her big smile and a heart that touched the lives of many. Her gentle way and quiet voice will forever have an effect on our lives. Her son was the light and joy of her life. Her love of family created a strong bond with her family and it has been a lesson taught and passed on to the many who loved her. Diane always put others first. Her heart was as big as her smile. She is missed already and will be remembered always as a loving daughter, mother, wife, sister and grandmother., She is survived by her son, Philip Niles Hernandez, wife Alyson and son Caleb Moreno. Mother Ora F. Steffler; three brothers; Gary (Verla) Steffler, Philip J. (fiancee Tara Macky) Steffler Jr. and Paul Steffler; four sisters, Paulette (Fil) Rivera, Sandra Green, Julia (Johnny Batten) and Jackie (John) Sielaff, twenty-five nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by husband Eusevio (Wedo) Hernandez, father Philip J. 'Jack' Steffler, brother Brian Steffler, and brother-in-law Alan Green.



Darrell E. Cooke

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David Lavaughn Ramsey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 2:00 PM 

David Lavaughn Ramsey, 77, went home to Heaven on March 24, 2011, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born December 19, 1933, to Samuel N. and Emma Ramsey in Zion, Franklin Township, Izzard County, AR. Dave grew up on the family farm, helping with keeping it going from the time he could walk.



David Lee DeMoss

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David Max Bitterman

David Max BITTERMAN Age 66, of Granite Falls died March 25, 2011. He was born in Seattle and graduated from Sealth High School and from the U of W, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. David served in the U.S. Army and then was in Sales and Real Estate. He is survived by wife of 42 years, Colleen; his mother Alice; sister Kathy (Bob) Clemons. He also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25 at the Bitterman home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be given to the American Cancer Society . Please share memories at



Death Notice - Burdette Huwe

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:47 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 28, 2011 



Death Notice - Carol Angell

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:06 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 10, 1933 - March 26, 2011 



Death Notice - Donald Lehmann

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:05 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 25, 1924 - March 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Gale Davis

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

March 26, 2011 



Death Notice - Jeannette Miller

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:05 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 12, 1925 - March 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Leisa Deschaine

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:09 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 26, 2011 



Death Notice - Lela Key

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:09 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 25, 2011 



Death Notice - Marjorie Johnson

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 2, 1932 - March 26, 2011 



Death Notice - Mary Schuetze

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:04 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Sept. 6, 1925 - March 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Pansy Johnson

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 20, 1923 - March 28, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Harris Sr.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 1, 1916 - March 25, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Hilliard

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:06 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 17, 1934 - March 28, 2011 



Death Notice - Wilma Breedlove

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:46 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 28, 2011 



Death Notice- Barbara Davey

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 31, 1940 - March 27, 2011 



Del A. Benzel

Dell A. "Toni" (Age 95) went peacefully into the presence of the Lord March 27, 2011 in Ritzville, WA. She was born February 15, 1916 in Spokane to Dora Alice Davidson and Earl Robert Krause. A Memorial Service will be Friday April1, 2011 at Zion Philadelphia UCC at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private at Pines Cemetery in Spokane, next to her first husband, Arthur Benzel. Memorial contributions are suggested to: East Adams Rural Hospital, 903 S. Adams, Ritzville, WA 99169, or Hometown Family Medicine, PO Box 438, Ritzville, WA 9169, or Adams County Pet Rescue, PO Box 311, Ritzville, WA 99169. Condolences may be left at



Delmer G. Bradshaw

Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

KENT - Delmer G. Bradshaw, of Kent, Wash., died the evening of March 23, 2011 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 wi



Dennis M. Rupp

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Donna Lee Claussen

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

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



Donna M. "Sue" DeBiase

Donna M. "Sue" DeBIASE Donna was born in Bakersfield,California on May 30, 1926 to Jack and Marie Phifer. She passed away on March 21, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Frank W. DeBiase;son Michael; grandsons Jeffery M, Matthew E. DeBiase; granddaughters, Angela and Katrina DeBiase; and five great-granddaughters, Cloe, Alyssa, Sofia and Samantha DeBiase, and Aliyah Johnson. Services will be held at Mills and Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA. 98512, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00pm. Viewing one hour prior to services, with reception to follow. You may leave your condolences at millsandmillsfunerals. com.



Donna M. (Sue) DeBiase

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Donna M. DeBiase

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Donnita Bea Cunningham

Donnita Bea CUNNINGHAM 1942 ~ 2011 Born in West Seattle to Don and Juannita Pollock and a 1960 graduate of Highline High School, Donnita passed away in her Burien home of 43 years surrounded by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Terry, and her paternal grandparents. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Russ; sons Walt, Vance (Amanda), Tom (Erin), & Don, seven grandchildren, and many friends. A celebration of life will be held on April 16th at 2pm at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave. S.W., Burien, Wa.



Doris Arlene (Borgen) Simmons

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Doris Arlene Simmons passed away March 24, 2011, due to cancer, at the Quincy Valley Medical Center. Doris Arlene Borgen was born to William and Hilma Borgen at her grandparent's home on November 2, 1923, in Latah County, ID. She graduated from Genesee High School in 1941, and in 1944, from North Central Normal School with a Certificate of Education.



Doris E. Anderson

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Doris Pilkey

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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.



Dr. Daniel L. Husky

HUSKY, Dr. Daniel L., Passed away on March 28, 2011 in Davenport, Wash-ington. He is survived by his wife, Ricci Husky, at the home; three children: Garrett Husky of Belling-ham, WA, Karen Husky of Portland, OR, and David Husky of Davenport, WA; his granddaughter, Aubrey; three stepchildren: Joel Reed and Jackie of Wenatchee, WA, Shannon Reed of Murrieta, CA, and Emily Reed of Spokane, WA; four stepgrandchildren: Dakota, Autumn, Sophie, and Summer; his children's mother, Paula Husky of Bellingham, WA; one sister: Suda K. Nida of Edmond, OK; one brother: Andrew Husky of Clayton, OK; one Aunt: Betty Husky of Norman, OK, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the NRA, WA Medical Society, and Divers Alert Network. He enjoyed hunting, reading, woodworking, traveling, diving, and photography, but his greatest joy was taking care of his patients. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davenport High School Gymnasium, Davenport, WA with Pastor Mike Nelson, officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane due to the great care they provided to his patients or to the, . STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Dr. Walter James Kennedy

Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Dr. Walter James Kennedy formerly of Yakima, WA and most recently a resident of Crescent Springs, Kentucky passed away peacefully March 20, 2011. Walt was born September 17, 1918 and grew up in Sedalia, Missou



Dudley Emmett

Dudley Emmett June 3, 1922 - March 26, 2011 Dudley Emmett, 88, was born in Dooley, VA and raised in Kentucky, later moved to Montana where he met and married Mary Varelia. Together they moved to Tacoma, WA. He served his country as a Navy aviator in




Eunice L. Sorestad, age 82, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 at her home in Sedro-Woolley with her family at her side., A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sedro-Woolley., A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's edition., Arrangements under the care of Lemley Chapel.



Edward William McCoy

He's now singing with the angels and telling jokes with his parents. Edward McCoy died March 27, 2011 after and extensive battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Spokane on April 29, 1924 to Charles and Ruth McCoy. He attended Browne Elementary and North Central High School. Immediately after graduation Ed entered the, Air Corps for three years. His tour included time in California, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. One of his greatest accomplishments was learning to fly, having been trained in biplanes. After an honorable discharge from the service, civilian life brought him back to Spokane. During his life he was an accomplished painter, truck driver, and the last 25 years of his career he was in pest control. Ed married Joyce McCoy on January 28, 1949. In their 62 years of marriage they were blessed with five children, 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Edward will always be remembered as a strong Christian who loved the Lord. He dedicated service to Him at St. John's Lutheran Church. His easygoing ways, a gentle and kind spirit, and corny jokes made him very approachable. Ed made many friends throughout all walks of his life. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Chuck McCoy and wife Doris. His family includes his wife Joyce McCoy; children Brian (Judy), Mark (JoAnn), Carol (Gordon), Doug (Charlotte) and Tim; 19 grandchildren and spouses, 11 great-grandchildren, his sister Shirley Warner, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ed's Life will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 2nd at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Road, off Highway 195 South. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.



Ella Marie Bartlett

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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. 



Elsie Edith (Nelson) Burke

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Elsie Ilene (Johnson) Guddal

Elsie Ilene (Johnson) GUDDAL Elsie passed away on March 26, 2011 at the age of 74. She was born in Olympia, Washington on April 5, 1936, to Judith and Joseph Johnson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gunnar Guddal, and her sister, Shirley Vikan. Elsie and her family first lived in Port Ludlow, and then moved to Ballard. She graduated from Ballard High School in 1954 and attended the University of Washington, where she received her Nursing degree in 1959. Elsie, who loved to dance, met her husband, Gunnar Guddal, at the Norselander in 1957. They married on May 23, 1959. She worked at Swedish Hospital and Northwest Hospital until the birth of their daughter, Kari. Elsie worked tirelessly alongside her husband as he developed the world's first immersion suit. Their contribution to the maritime safety industry has saved the lives of countless mariners. This led them to a life of international travel and the opportunity to meet many interesting people in the maritime field. Elsie not only supported her husband in his career, but also faithfully took care of him during his long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was also a loving anchor for her extended family through her generous spirit. Elsie was known for her great sense of humor, warm smile and lovable hugs. Her hobbies included crocheting, cooking, sharing a good meal with family, dancing, camping, beachcombing and traveling the world. She enjoyed being a mother to Kari, and grandmother to Sydney Record. Elsie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, siblings-in-law, great nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, leaving behind two of the Three Musketeers, Dorothy and Shirley. There's a hugfest happening up in Heaven now! The family would like to thank the caretakers at Better Living Retreat for their care and commitment to Elsie. Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, April 3rd at 2:00 pm and will be conducted at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church 2400 NW 85th St. Seattle, WA 98117. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the University of Washington, School of Nursing and/or the Alzheimer's Association .



Emma Eileen Cripe

We miss you so very much., Love, Your Family 



Ernestine "Ernie" Hill

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Evelyn Crowe

CROWE, Evelyn, Passed away Friday, March 25th, 2011 at Spokane, WA. She was a longtime Farmington, WA farm wife. She was born Irene Evelyn Bruce on September 30, 1931 at Seltice, WA to Albert and Irene L. (Lipp) Bruce, Sr. Evelyn attended Seltice Country School and Tekoa High School where she graduated in 1950. Following high school, she worked as a telephone operator for General Telephone in Tekoa., Evelyn married Earl Crowe on December 10, 1950 at Oakesdale, WA. The couple made their home at Farmington where they farmed and raised their family. Her husband Earl died in December of 1993. Evelyn moved to Spokane in 1995, and has made her home at the Waterford on South Hill for the past 14 months., Evelyn enjoyed the farm life in Farmington. She loved to cook and bake, enjoyed crocheting, and always had a large flower and vegetable garden. She enjoyed activities with her grandchildren, and spending time at the family cabin on Coeur d'Alene Lake. She was an enthusiastic snow skier while living in Farmington, and was a Campfire Girls Leader when her daughters were growing up., Survivors include four daughters, Terry Sublette and her husband Paul of Valleyford, WA, Debbie Crossett and her husband Mike of Oakesdale, WA; Lorie Stephenson of Spokane, and Mary McCormack and her companion Ron Rockness of Oakesdale, WA; her sister Lenora Nelson of Spokane and her brother Albert Bruce, Jr. of Farmington, WA, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren., Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, brothers Donald and Lawrence Bruce; and her son-in-law Mack McCormack., Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Farmington Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Farmington, WA. Pastor Erik Buhl of the Oakesdale Presbyterian Church will officiate at the service and burial will follow at the Oakesdale Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at KRAMER FUNERAL HOME in Tekoa, WA. Memorial gifts may be given to the Whitman County Fire District No. 10, Oakesdale Station, 202 Hodges Road, Oakesdale, WA, 99158; or to Friends of Hospice, 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd. Ste. 850, Pullman, WA, 99163.



Evelyn Mae Anderson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

August 23, 1925 - March 28, 2011 



Everett E. Cook

Monday, March 28, 2011 9:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Fearbia Octavia Kathleen Moore Parker, 90, a longtime Skagit County resident passed away peacefully Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Burton Care Center in Burlington., Fearbia was born in Jackson County, North Carolina on February 2, 1921 to the late James Claude and Dorothy (Beasley) Moore. Fearbia was raised and attended school in North Carolina., On October 28, 1945 she married Frank Eugene Parker in Sylva, North Carolina. They moved to Washington in the fall of 1948 and settled in Punkin Center, Hamilton., Together they ran a mill and a small farm where they raised cattle and produce with their five children. In 1969, she and Frank moved to Van Zandt, Washington. Fearbia enjoyed spending her time gardening and raising cattle and a variety of birds, but spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was what she loved the most., In 1978, she and Frank moved to Ferndale where they lived until moving back to Sedro-Woolley in 1999 to be closer to their family. They remained there until moving to Burton Care Center together., Fearbia was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Parker; parents, James Claude and Dorothy; three brothers, Everett, Paul and Henry; four sisters, Elizabeth, Martha, Minnie and Lillie; two daughters-in-law, Marie and Candy; and one grandson, Jeffrey Lee Parker., She is survived by a brother, Joe Moore of North Carolina; her daughter, Frankie Jean (Tom) Bigelow, and her four sons, Clark (Gail) Parker, Ron (Gale) Parker, John (Ann) Parker, and Wayne (Sherri) Parker; 14 grandchildren, Christine, Teresa, David, Tricia, Joel, Steve, Laura, Wes, Brian, Ashlie, Jeremy, Shelby, Mike and Nick; 17 great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Jessica, Alicia, Jeffrey, Cassie, Kirsten, Samantha, Jorgen, Allie, Callie, Parker, Jaydon, London, Bella, Katelyn, Andrew and Ethan and numerous nieces and nephews., Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Edd Denton officiating. Interment will follow at the Hamilton Cemetery., Share your memories of Fearbia, and sign the on-line guest register at




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



Fay Garner

Fay Garner, 92, passed away on March 25, 2011 in Bothell, Washington. He was born on August 8, 1918 in Funk, Nebraska. No services are scheduled.



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 Lenora Hockett

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Florence Lynn Boyd

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 17, 1919 – September 23, 2010



Forrest Eugene Sharyer

Forrest died suddenly at his home on March 25, 2011. Known as "Bunky" to family and friends. He was born, raised and educated in Everett, WA where he lived throughout his life. In 1966, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the, and rose to the rank of Corporal while in Vietnam. A grateful nation recognizes his four years of selfless and devoted service to our country. His strength provided direction and positive influence to our family. We always knew when Bunky was near as his laughter and spirit would fill a room and touch your heart., He was preceded in death by his father, Forrest Eugene Sharyer Sr., Survived by his son, Branden; daughter-in-law, Lauren; and grandson, Talon. He leaves behind his mother, Elsie Finke; brothers, Randle Sharyer and Tim Moore; sisters, Sandra Finley and Mary Miller; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins., He will be deeply missed by all., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity., Graveside services to be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2011 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery located at 21714 Old Owen Road, Monroe, WA. A celebration of life will follow graveside service at the home of Mary Miller, 3003 89th Drive SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258.



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.



Frederick Hecox

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Geraldine Sue Findley, a resident of Greenfield, MA, died March 23, 2011 at the age of 60., She was the daughter of Laurie O'Connell (Findley) of Mount Vernon, WA. She was also survived by her brother, John Findley (Ruth Fessenden) and nephew Cooper Findley, all of Montague, MA. and her sister, Elizabeth Findley (John Meier) and nephews Kyle and Colin Findley-Meier, of Conway, WA. Geraldine also leaves two stepsisters, Mary Elfmann (Leroy) of Maple Lake, Mn., and Christine O'Connell (Mark Reese) of Martha's Vineyard, MA., She was pre-deceased by her father, John R. Findley Jr. and her stepfather, Daniel J. O'Connell., Although her life held many challenges, Gerry was outgoing , and loved to sing, dance, and participate in, events in her earlier years., A family celebration of Geraldine's life will be held at a later date., Contributions in her memory may be made to: CapeAbilities, 895 Mary Dunn Rd., Hyannis, MA. 02601; Skagit Special Olympics, PO Box 1162, Mount Vernon, WA. 98273; or the organization of your choice.



Gale Davis

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

April 21, 1933 - March 26, 2011 



George H. (Scott) Sacco Jr.

George (Scott) H. SACCO Jr. 02/27/1935 ~ 03/24/2011 He was born in Seattle to George & Pearl Sacco. Scott graduated from Highline High School in 1953.He worked in the Construction field for 58 years. He also was a loving Dad and Grandpa "Pa". He is survived by his wife Sandra of 47 years, son Scotty (Kristi), daughter Sheree (Scott), and grandchildren Ryder, Kenzie and Blake. Also numerous relatives and the DePasquale family. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joe and sister Ramona. A memorial service will be held Sat. April 2, 2011 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 10:00 am. 4415 So. 140th Tukwila, WA. Reception following. Remembrances to your favorite charity.



Geraldine G. Reed

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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 B. Martin

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Glenn B. Martin, 79, a resident of Wenatchee, WA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born on February 3, 1932, to Lilbern Garland and Bonnie Edward (Coffey) Martin at New Castle, IN, where he received his early education.



Glenn G. McBride

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Grace Olive Bishop

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Harlan S. Kelley

Harlan S. Kelley 4/29/1927 to 3/24/2011 A Vigil Service will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Thurs., March 31st at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Fri., April 1st at 10 AM immediately followed by Committal with military honors at St. Peter's Cemetery and a luncheon at the Church. You may share memories with the family at



Harold N. Deatherage

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM

Harold N. Deatherage, age 83, went home to Jesus on March 22, 2011. He was born July 22, 1927, to Lena Crotts and William Deatherage in Argosy, AR. He was the 11th of 12 children. Harold married Betty Plarinos on November 11, 1946, in Salem, AR. They moved to Entiat, WA on March 6, 1947, where he worked for Entiat Valley Orchards. In 1966, he and his wife bought a pear orchard, where he worked up until a few months prior to his death.



Harry Dufraine Sutherland

Harry Dufraine "Duff" SUTHERLAND Duff Sutherland, age 83, passed away March 19th, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, due to complications of cancer. He was born March 5, 1928, in Bellingham, Washington, to Dr. Harry George and Mildred Claire (Dufraine) Sutherland. He is survived by his wife Ann Sutherland of Newcastle, Wa., his sister Patricia Carver (Gene) of Palos Verdes, California, children, Tim Sutherland of Acme, Peter Sutherland (Kim) and Lisa Sutherland Hamstreet of Bellingham, Trish Sutherland Thomas (Mark) of Whitehall, Michigan, and Wendy Sutherland Nachtsheim (Chris) of Bonney Lake, and his step children Lori Claffey and Stefanie Johnson of North Bend. He leaves 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grand children. He is predeceased by his infant son, Steven Allen Sutherland in 1953. His family and a great many people will sorely miss him. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 on April 16th at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Bellingham. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Pauls Endowment Fund.



Helen Cline

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:49 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 12, 1913 - March 25, 2011 



Hilda Florence Leigh

Passed away March 28, 2011. She was born December 9, 1931 in Knowlton, Montana to Charles J. and Grace H. Hobbs, the youngest in a family of seven children. She went to school in Miles City, Montana; graduated from Custer County High School and completed two years of Community College. She married Clinton D. Anson on January 1, 1952. They had two daughters Jackie Marie Anson-Cuddy and Sheila Rae Durkoop. They moved to Spokane in the 1960's where Hilda was a waitress at the Shack Restaurant until her marriage to John Leigh in 1977. She enjoyed spending time with her family above all, but also her many years of golf and bowling as well as time spent at Pend Oreille Lake. Hilda was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church and her golf associates known as the Turtles., Hilda is survived by Jackie Anson-Cuddy and Sheila (Dallas) Durkoop, Clint Anson, the father of her children; her sister Beatrice Bott; four grandchildren, Ian Cuddy, Ryan (Rachel) Cuddy, Amber Durkoop, and Tara (Bryan) Ash; and three great grandchildren, Aidan and Grace Cuddy and Charles Ash. She was loved and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by John Leigh. Memorial Service 2:00PM Friday April 1, 2011 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. Spokane 99223. Memorial contributions to the Second Harvest Food Bank or St. Stephens Episcopal Church.



Irene Louise Martin

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Irene Louise Martin was born on March 31, 1931, in Penzance, Saskatchewan, Canada to Mary and Andrew Mish. She died March 19, 2011, as a result of pancreatic cancer. She had four brothers and one sister. Irene graduated from high school in Vancouver, B.C., where she received training as a Secretary, which she used in her position at London Life Insurance Company.



Isabelle B. Losvar

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 2:00 PM

Isabelle B. Losvar peacefully passed away on March 22, 2011, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, WA. She was born on November 11, 1926, in Ketchikan, AK to parents, William and Mary Brown. Isabelle spent her childhood in Ketchikan and Nome, AK. She attended Stephens College, Columbia Missouri, Everett Junior College and Everett General Hospital School of Nursing, where she obtained her Registered Nursing degree.



J. Willettie Barker Wonser

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James Mathews was born on Nov. 21, 1941, the son of Robert and June Mathews. He passed away at the age of 67 on Oct. 24, 2010 in Tucson, AZ. He married his wife, Nancy, in 1963 in Fresno, CA., For many years he taught mainly music and computers at Sedro-Woolley High School. After his retirement in 1993 he directed the Skagit Valley Chorale for 10 years which he considered the highlight of his musical career. Later he and Nancy traveled to Arizona during the winters and eventually bought a home in Tucson. Jim was also an excellent amateur photographer., Survivors include his wife, Nancy, 2 sons, Steven, of Fresno, CA, and Todd, of Bellingham, WA, 2 daughters-in-law, 4 grandchildren and his brother, Ron, of Hayward, CA., Memorial gifts are suggested to the Skagit Valley Chorale, c/o Lisa Martin, PO Box 38, Clear Lake, WA 98235 or to Corondelette Hospice Care, 630 N. Alvernon, Suite 361, Tucson, AZ 85711. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 1:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 S. 18th St. in Mt. Vernon.



James Colton "Jim" Watson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - James Colton "Jim" Watson, 79 of Yakima, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving wife and six children at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.



Janet Helen Renz

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 23, 1925 - March 15, 2011 



Janice L. Helt

Please join the family for a celebration from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., April 2, 2011 at Stanwood Masonic Center, 27205 102nd Ave. NE, Stanwood, 98292., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to N.O.A.H. Animal Shelter, 31300 Brandstrom Rd., Stanwood.



Jay Cyr

Jay passed on March 22, 2011 at the age of 59., He was born July 31, 1951 to Bert and Betty Cyr, both of whom have preceded Jay in death., He was a loving husband to Juanita of Omak, WA; and a caring father to Kenny Cyr (Stacy Allen), both of Omak, Emily Cyr of Omak, Kristal (Mike) Eslick of MT; and many others who called him "Dad" - he had Kaycee Cyr, Lexi Varner and Carson Varner, his grandkids, to love and spoil. He is also survived by his sister, Penny Qually of Lynnwood, WA., Jay had spent most of his life long-haul trucking and logging, and was always willing to lend a hand or a bit of advice when needed. He will be loved and missed by all., There will be no service at his request. We will have a celebration of life for him in the near future.



Jean L. Gough

Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeUNION GAP - Jean L. Gough, 89, of Yakima, died peacefully Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Parkside Nursing Care Center. She was born August 10, 1921 in Ponoka, Alberta Canada, to Hilda & N 



Jean Marie Seal

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Jean Marie Seal, 80, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2011 at Angel House in Yakima, WA. Jean was born on April 11, 1930 in Naches, WA to John & Eva Buyan. She lived her early years in Naches until after high schoo



Jewel Wilson Palmer

Passed away on March 19, 2011 at the V.A. Hospital with his son at his side. He was the second son of seven children born in Star, Idaho to Charles N. Palmer and Lela Ruth (Taylor) Palmer on August 9, 1918. J.W. enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Douglas, Utah in 1936, serving in, and the, retiring at Vancouver Barracks after 24 years of service in 1964., He met his wife of 47 years Edith H. Boyce, born to Franklin E. Boyce and Miranda (Amundsen) Boyce in Salt Lake City during his first enlistment, and married her on December 3, 1939 at his parents home in Star, Idaho. In his life outside the Army he was a Trailways bus driver, Credit Union manager, and dispatcher, Regional Road Boss for PIE trucking lines. Received his civil flight training in the early 50s and was a Mason for 57 years. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1987, his older brother Charles Palmer, younger brother Donald Palmer., Since 1980 J.W. has lived in Spokane to be near his son and daughter-in-law, and for the past 12 ½ years living with them at their Eagle Ridge home. He is survived by his son J. W. Palmer and daughter-in-law Sheryl L. Palmer; brother Bud Palmer of Evansville, Indiana; sisters Velma Johnson of Nampa, Idaho, Jeannine Lloyd, Tucson Arizona, and Carmen Steffan, LaCenter, Washington., J.W will be laid to rest at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington April 1, 2011 at 2:15.



John Alfred Kinzel

Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

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



John H. Hill Jr.

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John Levens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 22, 1923 - March 19, 2011 



Joseph J. Milanoski

Joseph J. MILANOSKI Joseph passed away peacefully on March 26, 2011 in Stanwood WA. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on April 1, 2011, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1805 N. 49th St., Seattle, WA, with a burial to follow at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at



Josephine June Gorans

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Josephine R. Grayson

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Josephine Walsh Frandsen

Josephine Walsh FRANDSEN Josephine Walsh Frandsen was born on March 15, 1923 in Seattle, WA and passed away on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2011 at her home in Freeland, WA. Josephine was the third of four daughters born to Joseph Francis Walsh and Catherine Grady Walsh of Roslyn, WA. Her sisters, Alice, Marie and Francis all preceded her in death. Josephine spent her early years in Roslyn; however when her mother suddenly passed away in 1928, her father, unable to raise four little girls on his own, split the family up. Josephine went to live with friends in Olympia, WA. Two years later, she returned to Roslyn and eventually graduated from Cle Elum High School in 1941. In the fall of '41, she returned to Seattle, lived with a cousin and attended business school. It was this cousin who set Josephine up on a blind date with Kenneth Ray Frandsen. It was love at first sight and wedding bells soon rang. The couple was wed on Ken's 21st birthday in 1942. At the time Ken was employed with Todd Shipyards and Josephine was working as a bookkeeper for a small local trucking company. WWII soon changed this. Ken shipped out for the Pacific while their first child, Jan was on the way. Ken returned safely from the war in 1945 and their second son, Paul was born in 1946. For a while, Josephine remained home caring for her children, but when Paul needed special shoes that the couple could not afford, Josephine returned to work taking a bookkeeping job with another local trucking company, Garfield Transfer. Two more children followed, M'Liss and Erin. Josephine worked hard at the job learning the ins and outs of the trucking and warehousing business. She eventually became the office manager and when the owner's widows decided to sell their business in the 1960's, Josephine and Ken stepped forward. In the 1970's, under Josephine's guidance, Garfield Truck Lines and its subsidiaries became one of the largest independent trucking and warehouse distributing companies in the Pacific Northwest eventually building a 300,000 square foot distribution center in Renton, WA. Long before woman's liberation, Josephine was a recognized pioneer in an all male profession. The little five-foot red-head always held her own against the toughest teamster or union agitator. In 1985 Josephine and Ken decided to retire. They built a home in 1989 at Bush Point overlooking Admiralty Inlet on Whidbey Island. Over the next twenty years, Josephine and Ken enjoyed their family, travel, golf, gardening and watching the passing ships and glorious sunsets from the deck and family room of their Bush Point home. Josephine is survived by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth Ray Frandsen and the couple's four children and spouses, Jan and Rebecca Frandsen of Renton, WA, Paul and Cheryl Frandsen of Riverside, CA, M'Liss Rae and Michael Hawley of Freeland, WA and Erin and Allen Vautier of Mukilteo, WA as well as 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass was held on March 25, 2011 at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Langley, WA.



Kathleen S. Carroll

Kathleen S. Carroll entered eternal life on March 17, 2011. She was born Dec. 25, 1940 in Medford, OR and last resided in Hillsboro, OR. She graduated from Medford High School, later raised her children in the Portland, OR area., Gary and Kathleen were married on June 4, 1989 in San Antonio, TX, then relocated to Hillsboro after Gary's retirement from the Air Force., Music was the hallmark of Kathleen's life work. She was a past member of the Portland Symphonic Choir and current member of the Lutheran Choral Assoc. She was a private voice teacher, and a singer, coach and director of Sweet Adeline and Barbershop Harmony Society choruses. Kathleen was most recently choir director at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church., Kathleen enjoyed cooking, entertaining in her home, going to the movies and traveling., Kathleen's joyful spirit illuminated the lives of her friends and family, including her husband, Gary; sons, David Hoover and wife Karen of Vancouver, WA, Michael Hoover and wife Heather of Clatskanie, OR; and six grandchildren., Graveside services have been held at Fir Lawn Memorial Park in Hillsboro., A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Sun., April 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 172 NE 32nd Ave., Hillsboro, OR, 97123., Memorial contributions to: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church Choir/Drama Fund., Please sign Kathleen's guest book at:



Keith Whitener

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Keith Whitener was born on June 29, 1930, in Grand Forks, ND, the third of four children born to parents, Sterling Whitener and Lilja (Gislason) Whitener. Keith lived in Quincy his entire life, where he grew up on the family cattle ranch and became an accomplished horseman. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1948, and enrolled in Central Washington College, where he earned a degree in Education in 1951.



Kenneth Edwin Hansen

Ken passed away March 26, 2011, in Edmonds at age 82., He was born October 6, 1928, in Seattle, the son of Kaare and Helen Hansen. After graduating from Ballard High School - where he met his beautiful wife of 62 years, Beverly - Ken served with both the, and, ; he also attended the, . After leaving the service, he worked with Pacific Northwest Bell for 34 years, retiring as an outside plant engineer in 1990 and enjoying years of golf and travel to Kauai and Palm Springs., Ken took great pride in his family and is survived by wife, Beverly; daughters, Diane Wright (Skip) and Jan Vance (Bill); grandchildren, Stacy Vance, Heidi Brown (Josh) and Cory Vance; sisters, Geraldine Hansen and Arline Rotter (Martin); and a large extended family. Two step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren also survive him., Thanks to Paul Kabugi and Kassandra Denton, Ken's caregivers., Private graveside services will be held Saturday, April 2, followed by a public celebration of life from 4-6 p.m. at Edmonds Conference Center, 201 4th Ave. N, Edmonds., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans or



Kenneth Eugene Slinker

Kenneth Eugene Slinker After a courageous battle with lung cancer, Kenny passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the age of 56. Born Feburary 11, 1955, he joined the 



Kenneth Joel Hardin

Ken was suddenly taken from us on Friday, March 25, 2011, as a result of a car accident. Ken was born on November 13, 1983 in Ramstein AFB, Germany. Ken was the loving son of Ken D. and Doreen Hardin,, Blanchard, Idaho and Tammy Wilkins, Cheyenne, Wyoming and brother of Jennifer Hardin McCulluch of Tacoma, Washington and Josh Hardin of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Ken came to Idaho with his family in 1999, prior to that he lived in Sheridan, Wyoming; Cheyenne, Wyoming and Dillingham, Alaska. Ken had a big, kind hear t and was loved by all. Ken had many names; in high school his friends called him "Bari" because he played the baritone saxophone, his dad called him "Dude", Gram called him "Buds", and many called him "Joel". Ken enjoyed his time with family, friends and his toys. He loved the outdoors and could be found on the ski runs, in the mountains or on his boat. Ken graduated from Post Falls High School in 2002. He later excelled in sales and made many friends with his charm. Ken had many loves in his life, which included his corvette, truck and anything mechanical, but his most recent and greatest love was Cassidy Ziegler. Ken is survived by his parents, Ken D. and Doreen Hardin of Blanchard, Idaho and Tammy Wilkins of Cheyenne, Wyoming, brother, Josh Hardin of Cheyenne, Wyoming, sister, Jennifer Hardin McCulluch of Tacoma, Washington, grandmother, Nona Vincent of Post Falls, Idaho, grandfather, Don Wilkins of Cheyenne, Wyoming, girlfriend, Cassidy Ziegler of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pat Wilkins, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The family has planned a private service. In memory, donations can be made to Kootenai Humane Society, 11600 North Ramsey Road, Hayden, ID 83835. Please sign Ken's guest registry and view online memorial at



Kim Hubner

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

6/14/55 - 3/22/11Kim Dayton Hubner passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends who loved him dearly, on March 22, 2011. He was 55 years young! Kim was born on June 14, 1955 to Nancy Brons Thisius, in Yakima, WA



Laurene Alway "Sis" Paris

Laurie, beloved wife of John, passed away on March 23, 2011., She was born in Everett, WA on January 21, 1924 to William and Laura Seaberg and grew up in Everett. She graduated from Everett High School in 1941. In 1944, she graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing where she was a member of the Cadet Nursing Corps., Just before graduation, she met the love of her life, John, and they married on May 1, 1944. They would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on May 1 of this year., Laurie worked for Dr. George Moore for most of her nursing career and got to know many Everett residents., Family was extremely important to Laurie. She and John were very active in their daughter Chris' life, especially with the Skyline Vanguards Riding Club. Family outings to Birch Bay became Laurie's favorite vacation, with all the relatives sharing in., When her grandchildren Jamie and Casey arrived, Laurie and John took an active part in their lives also., In addition to John, Laurie is survived by her daughter, Chris Hayes; stepson, John Paris; granddaughter, Jamie (Ralph); grandson, Casey (Kim); great-grandchildren, Quinn and Eills; and her sister, Bille (Larry)., Her sister, Willa, preceded her in death., At Laurie's request, there will be no funeral services. However, there will be a celebration of her life on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 615 35th Street, Everett. All are invited., The family would especially like to thank the staff on the 4th floor of Bethany at Pacific, both for their kind and compassionate care during the last three years of Laurie's life, and for their support when the end was near.



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



Lela Key

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Dec. 4, 1942 - March 25, 2011 



Letty Ann Ross Ginn

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Letty Ann Ross Ginn died peacefully at Memorial Hospital on March 28, 2011, following a brief illness. She was born on October 15, 1921, in The Dalles, Oregon, the only surviving child of Clifford 



Linda Jean (Clarkson) Odell

Linda Jean (Clarkson) Odell passed away on March 23rd 2011, a month after being diagnosed with lung cancer. She was born on October 21st 1948 to James "Vic" and Esther Clarkson. Linda was born and raised in Bellingham. After graduating from Bellingham High School in 1967, Linda attended Bellingham Beauty School. She worked as a beautician for a short time before going into the field of welding. Linda worked as a welder for Coastline Equipment Inc., and retired after 29 years of dedicated service. While welding was her true passion, Linda continued cutting hair for her close friends and family. Linda was a strong, independent, and hardworking woman who enjoyed the outdoors; she loved fishing and hunting. Linda was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father Vic (Carol) Clarkson; her loving husband of 17 years, Jim Odell; sister, Vicky Albin; daughters, Becki (Steve) Savoia, Heidi (Jason) Ling, Brandi (Royce) Civico, son Steven (Holly) Hatter, and 10 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the



Lloyd A. Smith

Lloyd A. Smith of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 28, 2011. He was born on July 30, 1913 to Mr. and Mrs. Vern Smith. Lloyd graduated from Rocky Ridge Elementary School in 1927 and Belfield High School in 1932., He received a Standard Certificate from Dickinson State, College in 1940 and Bachelor of Science degree also from Dickinson in 1947., Lloyd spent 3 1/2 years as an infantryman during World War II and received a Combat Infantryman's Badge, ETO Button, and four Battlestars in the European Theater of Operations. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army on Oct. 31, 1945., Lloyd taught for five years in country schools north and south of Belfield and two years at upper grades and high school in Fryburg, ND and one year as principal of Roosevelt Grade School in Dickinson., In 1947, Lloyd moved to Vancouver, WA and taught school in the Vancouver School District from 1947 until he retired in 1973. He was credited with 36 years of teaching experience and two years graduate study at Portland State., Lloyd was a member of the VEA, Grange, DAV-past commander, Retired Teachers and Senior Citizens., Lloyd is survived by four sons, Darrell (Sheilah), Dan (Janet), Gene and Greg (Carly); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma and Ila; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie; and his second wife, Ruth., There is a viewing on Fri., April 1, 2011 from noon until 9:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684. The funeral service is Sat., April 2, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, and there will be a gathering of family and friends in the Hospitality room at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, following the graveside service., Please sign Lloyd's guest book at:



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.



Lonnie K. Shirley

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahZILLAH - Lonnie K. Shirley of Zillah, WA passed away March 26th, 2011. Lonnie was born July 9th, 1971 in Toppenish, WA to Robert and Julia (Hopper) Shirley. He was raised in Goldendale, WA and gradu



Lorren Olsen

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Lucille Elizabeth Rettkowski

Entered into rest March 28, 2011 at her home in Reardan, WA. She was born May 18, 1934 in Spokane, WA to Albert and Kathryn Pohle and was raised in the Deep Creek area. After graduation from Reardan High School she worked for several chemical companies as a book keeper in the Reardan area. Lucille retired in 1999 after serving as city clerk for the Town of Reardan for 13 years. Preceded in death by her parents Albert and Kathryn Pohle, brother Jim Pohle and son Tom Rettkowski. Lucille is survived by her husband, Hugh of 59½ years; three children Linda (Jerry) Dougherty, Mary Ann (Richard) Rinker, Reardan, Julie (Rick) Campbell, (Medical Lake) and daughter-in-law LaVerne Rettkowski, Reardan. Lucille is blessed with eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and they were truly the center of her family's life. A Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Reardan, Washington and a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Davenport, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, Washington, 99210; St. Michael's Church, PO Box 429, Reardan, Washington, 99029; or a charity of one's choice. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Lynn D. Hampton

Born in Stockton, CA December 10, 1950. Raised in LA, moved to Spokane in 1982 where he met Carol and married her August 10, 2002. After many years of friendship passed away March 26, 2011. Preceded in death by his dad James Sr. Hampton, mom Jean Baker, brother James Jr. Hampton. Survived by his wife Carol of Spokane; stepmom Blanch Hampton of CA; brothers, Phinnes Reed, Daryl and Derick Hampton of CA; sisters, Penny Nelson of TX, Charlene and Gentry Williams, Angie Gaines of CA; kids, Shanda and Charles Johnson, Kim, Lynn Jr., Jamila Hampton of CA; Blake, Tristan of Spokane; stepkids Elam and Ebonie Baker of Spokane and numerous grandkids of CA. Lynn lived a simple life, he loved his family, kids, friends, music or just hanging out! He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Services with dinner to follow will be held at St. Matthew's Baptist Church, 2815 W. Sunset, at 5:00PM on Saturday April 2, 2011, then to Chan's Dragon.




Einan's Funeral Home, A loving mother and devoted friend to many, Margaret, Maggie, Marg, Mom was a 63 year resident of Kennewick. Her generosity and loving humor enriched her life with a wealth of life-long friends., Raised in Forks, Washington, proud of her roots, Margaret found joy in maintaining her life-long friend's relationships.




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Marian Velma Brandstrom, born in Spokane on April 19, 1912 to Joseph and Ella Mae Hayes, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 and was reunited with loved ones in heaven., Her early years were spent in the Okanogan Valley and she was the youngest of five children. The family moved from their log cabin eventually settling in the Burlington area., On August 31, 1929, Marian married Franc "Oscar" Brandstrom. They made their home in Burlington., Preceding her in death were her husband, Oscar Brandstrom; daughter, Carmen (Brandstrom) Eerkes; and her son, Dennis Brandstrom., Survivors include her daughter & son-in-law, Joyce & Glenn Caddell; her grandchildren, Cindy Eerkes, Steven (Debbi) Eerkes, Vicky (Kenneth) Evans, Christy (Kelly) Hawley, Daniel (Angie) Caddell, Diane (Gail) Logston, Gail (Rick) Benefield, Denise (Todd) Mengon, Amy (Kirk) Stevenson, and, Hank Brandstrom. She also has twenty great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great-grandchildren., Marian had a wide range of interests including camping, rock hunting, fishing, baking, gardening, crafts and painting., She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She was a quiet, kind individual with a great sense of humor that loved her church family at Calvary Baptist in Burlington and was loved in return., Special thanks of appreciation go to Dr. (RevDoc) Wayne Martin, Dr. Aldrich, Signature Home Health Care, North Puget Cancer in Sedro-Woolley, and, Hospice., Viewing will be at Hulbush Funeral Home, 281 South Burlington Boulevard, Burlington on Thursday & Friday, March 31 & April 1, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church, 324 Avon Avenue, Burlington. Interment will follow in the Burlington Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity or to Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington.




Milton Hayes, age 93 of Anacortes and Oak Harbor, passed away on March 24, 2010. He was born July 17, 1917 in Sebastopol, CA to Henry and Anna May Hayes., Milton is survived by two sons, Gary R. Hayes of Garland, TX and Glen H. Hayes of Bothell, WA, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one niece., A memorial service will be held at the New Hope Christian Fellowship on Saturday, April 2 at 11 AM. Friends and family may sign an online registry and leave memories at



Marcia Carol (Copeland) Echert

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Margaret "Peggy" Johnson

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Margaret R. Wynne

Margaret R. Wynne, at 97 years old, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2011 at the Warm Beach skilled nursing facility. She was born in Seattle, WA on June 2, 1913., The family settled in Everett when she was a child and she graduated from Everett High School in 1931. While working in her father's store she met her future husband, Wesley Wynne. They were later married on November 27, 1935. Together they enjoyed many years of fishing, world travel, and being with close friends and family. They were members of Everett's Junior League and several clubs including the ELKS. Margaret served as president of the Lady ELKS for three years where she enjoyed organizing and participating in many charitable projects., She was preceded in death by her husband; and parents., She is survived by her son; three grandchildren; and eight great - grandchildren.



Marilyn Ann Barton

Marilyn (age 73) passed away peacefully on March 26, 2011 in Spokane. She was born to Leo and Florence Dachwald and raised in the Spokane Valley where she attended school at St. Paschal's and graduated in 1956 from Holy Names Academy. She is survived by her four children: Thomas Barton, Lynette Rousselle, Mike Barton and Leanna Kolb (Bill) all of Spokane; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 31 years, Eugene (chub) in 1990. A Vigil Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery., Please visit Marilyn's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by:



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.



Marjorie Johnson

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 2, 1932 - March 26, 2011



Mary L. Bestick

Mary Louise (Landes) Bestick, born October 30, 1952, died March 28, 2011 of cervical cancer at the Hospice House of Spokane. She was born in Ellensburg, WA, to Charles David and Ann (Osmonovich) Landes, graduated from Cle Elum High School, attended Washington State and Central Washington Universities, obtained an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Lewis Clark State College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from ICNE/WSU, as well as certifications in Community Nursing and Progressive Care Nursing., Mary worked as a teenager at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Cle Elum and the Elk's Lodge in Lewiston ID. Upon graduation from Lewis Clark, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Toppenish Memorial Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, St. Joseph's Hospital in Lewiston ID, St. Luke's Memorial Hospital in Spokane, then 22 years for Family Home Care in Spokane, and most recently as RN at VHMC Progressive Care Unit in the Spokane Valley, where she just recently received the Carolyn Westfall AACN Award. She obtained the rank of Major as a nurse in the Army serving with the Combat Support Hospital #385 from 1981 -" '91. In addition to her continuous employment as a nurse, Mary actively volunteered in the Central Valley School District, was a 4-H leader, helped with the Inland NW Figure Skating Club and the Boy Scouts, and organized her annual neighborhood 4th of July parade. She belonged to the Spokane Valley Nazarene Church and Spokane Bridge Club., Mary was married on November 18, 1983 to Mark Bestick from Redwood Falls, MN. She is survived by husband, son Aaron, daughter Amy, mother, and siblings Richard, Charlene (Gerald Kauzlarich), Fred (Debbie Holt), David (Teri), and Nancy (Darryl Dazey), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and her niece, Mandy Kauzlarich., Memorial services will be held at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th, Spokane Valley, WA, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Hospice House of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.



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.



MaryEllen Corigliano

MaryEllen passed away March 24, 2011. She was born in Sandpoint ID on April 6, 1920 to George and Lena Spears, the youngest of four children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Corigliano; her brother, George Spears; sisters: Della McConnell and Doris Uglem., MaryEllen married Angelo R. Corigliano on May 1, 1937, at the young age of 17. They had four children and celebrated 51 years of marriage before his death in 1988., She loved gardening, reading, spending time with family and friends, and watching the Mariners, especially Edgar Martinez. She leaves behind her children and their spouses: Ben and Gail Corigliano, Linda and Dave Gingrich, Bill and Dixie Corigliano and John and Christie Corigliano; ten grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren., Visitation will be Thursday, March 31; Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in the Mausoleum Chapel, 7200 N. Wall. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1104 W. Heroy, Spokane WA 99205., Please visit MaryEllen's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangement by



Medaine Gates Thomason

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Medaine Gates Thomason passed away December 14, 2010, in Ellensburg, WA. She was born November 16, 1923, in Molson, WA to Emma and John Gates. Medaine was raised on a farm in the Chesaw, WA area and attended schools in Molson, WA. On December 4, 1940, she married Everett Thomason of Wauconda, WA.



Merriam Frances Emmons Holmes

Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Merriam Frances Emmons Holmes, loving wife and mother, passed away in Yakima, WA on March 23, 2011. She was born in Napa, California December 3, 1926, to Harold M. Emmons and Francis M. Behre



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.



Michael McKinley Hendrix

Michael McKinley HENDRIX Our brother, known to many of his friends as "Mikey", died suddenly on Saint Patrick's Day, 3/17/2011. Preceded in death by both parents in 2010, Bob in Febru ary and Donna in September. He is survived by brother Jeff (Jill), brother Billy, nieces Mo and Rose; cousins Pam, Dave and Cathy, and numerous friends. He was a talented finish carpenter for many years and a caregiver to Bob and Donna for the last few. A wake to celebrate Mike's life will be held at Billy's House on Friday, April 8th at 3:00 p.m. at 611 NE 204th St., Shoreline. Me morial services will be held Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Avenue N., Seat tle, WA 98103.



Michael Paul Daymude

Born to Robert and Donna Daymude, April 30, 1980 in Anchorage, AK. Passed away, in his sleep, March 8, 2011, due to complications with diabetes. He attended Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, where he lived most of his life. He had a passion for film, drawing and painting. He is survived by his parents (Bob and Donna Daymude), his sister and her husband (Austin and Brandy Aiken), his son (Gabriel, six yrs) and his son's mother (Andrea Daymude), his grandmother (Kathleen Daymude) and all of his extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert L. Daymude, Raymond C. Taylor and Virginia R. Taylor. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor to celebrate his life on Sunday April 3, 2011 at Linwood Seventh Day Adventist Church 6525 N Monroe, Spokane, WA 99208 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made towards his son, Gabriel Daymude's, trust fund. Contact the family for more information. Please visit Michael's online tribute and leave a condolence at, . Arrangements by



Mildred Ann Cummins "Didi" McIntosh

Mildred Ann 'Didi' Cummins McINTOSH (last name previously misspelled) 1926 ~ 2011 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, 1411 1st Ave. West, Seattle, followed by a luncheon in the parish hall.See full obituary Tuesday or next Sunday early edition or on-line with Guest Book @ at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Mildred L. Phillips

Mildred L. PHILLIPS On Thursday, March 24, 2011, Mildred L. Phillips passed from this life to be with her Lord and her beloved husband, Arthur. It is with profound joy and deep sorrow that her 5 children, Leigh, Roxanne, Gregory, Janice, Colleen and their spouses, her 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren say goodbye for now. Mildred is also survived by her brother, Donn and 2 sisters, Carole and Joan. Millie spent her 89 years serving her Savior, family, church and community with a genuine servant's heart. Services will be held at West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 - 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Donations in Mildred's name may be sent to Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Camp, 5195 Winema Road, Cloverdale, OR 97112 or Please sign the guest book at



Nelson A. Cordill Sr.

CORDILL, Nelson A. Sr., A lifetime resident of Amber, Washington, Nelson Albert Cordill passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 28, 2011 at the age of 87 with his loving family at his side. He was born September 1, 1923 at Rodna, Washington, to Leonard C. Cordill and Ivy M. Sooy. He grew up on the family homestead with his brother, Clark, near Effie Washington. Nelson attended school at Amber and graduated from Amber High School. He later met Mabel Heil and they were married on November 18, 1944, and together they raised three children on the family homestead. Nelson was active in his community serving on many boards and organizations such as Amber School Board, Cheney Grange Supply, Amber Grange, Masonic Lodge, longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Washington State Cattleman's Association, where he served as their President in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, of 58 years, his parents, Leonard and Ivy Cordill, and brother, Clark Cordill. He is survived by his three children: Kay Proff and husband, Mike, Ann O'Connor, Nelson Cordill Jr. and wife, Ronda; eight grandchildren: Brian, Kimberly, Suzanne, Kyle, Megan, Jonel, Craig and Lauren; seven great-grandchildren: Hailey, Riley, Anna, Abraham, Kale, Kelli and Addilynn; two stepgrandchildren: Michael and Vincent, and one stepgreat-grandchild, Ashlyn. A memorial service to celebrate Nelson's life will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cheney, Washington, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 1. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. Fifth Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204. Nelson possessed a loving heart, a passion for life and service to his community. He will be greatly missed. Please sign Nelson's on-line guest book and leave us an anecdote about him at



Newton Robert Sloan

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Newton Robert Sloan passed away at his son's home on the afternoon of March 23, 2011, to flirt with Elizabeth Taylor in his next life. Newt was born in Stockton, CA on January 16, 1927, to Newton B. and Lorene (Hart) Sloan. He spent his school years in Wenatchee, then joined the Merchant Marines. After his service was over, he worked at the Howe Sound Mine at Holden, WA for five years.



Nicolas H. Christo

Nicolas H. CHRISTO Nicolas Harry Christo was born on February 20, 1931, in Queteze, Albania, to parents of Greek descent and passed away on March 26, 2011, shortly after his 80th birthday. To escape the Communist takeover of Albania, he and his family fled over the mountains to Greece in 1951 and eventually made their way to Seattle in 1952. After working several years in the family furniture business, Doces Majestic, he joined the US Army and served our country for six years. Upon returning, he worked for 30 years at the Washington State Department of Transportation retiring in 1989. The following years were spent doing what he lovedbest: hunting and fishing, gardening at his Camano Island retreat, and always volunteering at the annual St. Demetrios Festival; his broiled chickens were unsurpassed. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years Eleni, son James Christo, daughter Eva (Steven) Aaron, and granddaughter Ally Aaron. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 31st, at 11:00 am, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue East, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.



Norman Bishop

Norman Bishop was born on August 3rd, 1934 and passed away March 26th, 2011. Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep still holding hands with his loving wife of nearly 55 years Carolyn. Dad was born in Fort Gay West Virginia to Gus and Mary Bishop. He was the baby of ten children. Our family came to Spokane in 1969 to visit a relative. He fell in love with the beauty of Washington State, the lakes, rivers and mountains. He went back to Ohio packed up his family and moved to Spokane. He was an avid fisherman and professional musician. He loved nothing more than to take his family on camping trips- rain or shine. He also was an epic storyteller and jokester. Norman and Carolyn owned and operated Window World until retirement. They chose to run a business together so they did not have to be apart even for work. Norman is survived by his wife Carolyn, his four children- Jesse, Chris, Kathy and Jerry. There were 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dad lived and breathed for his family-absolutely nothing mattered more to him. His whole life revolved around them. He always made sure we were all taken care of. Our hearts are broken at our loss and until we can all get through our grief he will still be right here beside us. Only then will he feel free to enjoy his place in heaven., Services will be held at Genesis Church, 14415 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA, Friday April 1st, 2011 at 2PM.



OBITUARY: Betty Wiswall Pritchett

Monday, March 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Betty Erma Wiswall Pritchett, 74, was in Medical Lake at home with family when she departed peacefully to Heaven with a smile on her face Monday, March 21, 2011.Betty was born to Clinton and Cleo Wiswall in Pomeroy on Aug. 21,1936. She grew up in Pomeroy and Viola, going to school in Moscow until her junior year, and [...]



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: 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: 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. [...]



OBITUARY: Ruth C. King

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ruth C. King of Moscow died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare Center. She was 92.Ruth was born April 6, 1918, at Carter, Mont., to Amos and Maude Graham Carscallen. She grew up in Oregon and Washington, attending school in Palouse, and graduating from Potlatch High School in 1937. On Sept. 11, 1937, she and Harold [...]



Oliver Wayne Remmers

"Bud" Remmers passed away March 26, 2011 after a full and rich life. He was born on April 30, 1918 in Espanola, WA to Oliver E. and Gertrude R. (Hansen) Remmers. Graduating from Reardan High School in 1935, he worked on the family farm and held other jobs before being drafted into the Army in 1941. He served on both the Pacific and European fronts, being part of the Battle of the Bulge. Bud and Lorene (Rufer) married June 8, 1946 and returned to take over the family farm and dairy. He helped form Edwall Chemical Corp., served on the Reardan School Board, was a 70 year member of Spring Hill Grange, belonged to WAWG, American Legion and the, . Bud and Lorene have two daughters, Buddi Williams and Lorri Williams (Paul), two grandchildren, Rick Williams (Sally), Traci Magers (Mark) and six great-grandchildren, Savanah Reagle, Jasmine and Lacey Williams, Evan, Jessica, and Carlee Magers. Besides these, he is survived by a sister, Eileen Clouse, two sisters-in-law, Rosina Fairbanks and Irene Rufer, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday April 2, 2011 at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane WA. Interment will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday April 1st, from 2pm until 8pm at Ball & Dodd. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 225 Spokane, WA 99202 or The Union Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 4066 Spokane, WA 99202 or charity of choice.



Opal Gentry

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 13, 1921 - March 22, 2011 




We'll never understand or even begin to know why ... but we'll keep you close, always. It won't even seem you've gone. Our hearts, in big and small ways, will keep the love that keeps us strong., Paul Daniel Hoobler departed this life in the early morning hours of March 24. We hope that he has found peace in the path that he has chosen. Born in San Diego California, Paul spent his childhood playing baseball, surfing at Mission Beach, and jumping dunes in Ensenada, Mexico among a myriad of adventures. He will be sadly missed by friends and family, from coast to coast and around the world. He is survived by his son, Jack Hoobler; parents, Jack and Gail Hoobler; grandmother, Mickey Hoobler, all of Richland, WA; and sister, Marcie Lewis of Reading, PA., If there was anything in this life that he was most certainly proud of, it was his son. His mission in life was to make sure he shared in the experiences of his life with his son Jack, not merely attending them. Camping, fishing, boating, off-roading, VW building, working at the Ranch, and then more fishing. Into that great wide open they went. Paul had a big heart but empty pockets, yet still strived to make sure Jack could have a chance to try new things...and to learn a thing or two in the process., He was a generous spirit and quick with a joke or a jab. Although not a carpenter by trade, he was proud of the house on Roberdeau the house that he would often say 'me and my dad rebuilt.' Paul was an avid fisherman, winning accolades and awards throughout his lifetime. He could catch a 20 pounder with a piece of twine and an empty hook. And he could not only catch 'em, he could cook 'em., ...Fish On!



Patricia Helen Allen

Monday, March 28, 2011 9:03 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Patrick M. Rooney

Patrick M. Rooney passed away March 26, 2011 in Spokane. He was born November 10, 1945 in Spokane, the son Mayfair (Gossett) Rooney. Pat graduated from North Central High School and then served in the United States Army for four years. After his military service, Pat attended community college and began his career as a carpenter and an inspector. Pat was preceded in death by his mother; his brother John Bettis; and his sisters Judy Lee Rooney and Judy Arrington. He is survived by his sister Mildred Cockerum of Spokane; brothers Jim Rooney of Denver, CO and Al Bettis of Seattle, WA; and sister Mona Bates of Whitney, NE. Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday, from 12-5pm both days at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11am and will be conducted at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane. Memorial contributions are suggested to, , P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210-2215. Please visit Pat's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Patsy Ann McCoy

Patsy McCoy, 63, of Woodland, Washington joined God on March 21, 2011. She was born in Vancouver, Washington and spent most of her life in Woodland. Patsy was an amazing wife and even better mother to her sons and all their friends. She never met a person that was not welcome at her table of LOVE!, Patsy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Mark McCoy ; and her four boys, Mark, Aaron, Gabe, and Tyler. A service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011 at The Promise Church in Woodland, WA., Please sign the Guest Book at



Peggy Ann Thompson

Monday, March 28, 2011 6:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

November 11, 1967–March 25, 2011



Peggy Johnson

Peggy JOHNSON Former Edmonds resident, Peggy Johnson, 80, passed away at her Skokomish Valley home on March 26. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Wesley Johnson, her children Kathleen (Bruce) Arnold of South Hadley, MA, Gary (Linda) Johnson of Edmonds, Wesley (Kathryn) Johnson of Everett, and Richard (Alyson) Johnson of Matlock, WA. The grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of five, Peggy was devoted to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family, and her community. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pavilion at Sentry Park, 190 West Sentry Drive, Shelton, WA 98584.



Philip B. Johnson

Philip B. JOHNSON Phil, aged 63, passed away with remarkable grace and courage on March 18. A native Seattleite, Phil graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1966, joined the Merchant Marine soon after, and worked on the UW campus for 33 years. Phil had a voracious appetite for the printed word. He understood the tragedy of war and he visited Gettysburg. He possessed a keen intelligence and a natural wit. Phil was particularly astute about human nature, leaving an indelible impression on the people who knew him. He conversed easily with most anyone because of his curiosity, sense of humor, and his open mind. He knew when to dress for dinnerâ€"and how to wear a fish tie. Phil sailed most of his life and weathered a storm or two. He loved Montana and Lummi almost as much as his boat, the North Dog. He was honest and loyal. Phil always gave more than he took. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, J. Edward and Catherine Sherriff Johnson, and by his birth mother, Marjorie McFaden. He is survived by his wife Carrie, brothers Rob and Bruce (Janine), niece Stephanie and grandnieces Grace and Ella, nephews Louis and Dylan, his cousin Jan (Eric) and many, many people who loved him. Donations can be made to the Northwest Kidney Center or Planned Parenthood. A celebration will be held on Easter in Ravenna Park. 'Let's touch!'




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Rev. Father Edward F. Caffrey

Monday, March 28, 2011 5:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 2, 1930 - March 20, 2011 



Richard Dean Charette

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Robert Gordon Beech

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Rosada Houk

Our beautiful, kind, gracious mother, grandmother and friend, Rosada Houk was welcomed into Heaven on March 28, 2011. Rosada was born in Spokane on June 2, 1932 to Hans and LuCille Olson. She graduated from Central Valley High School. Rosada married Bill and worked at Seattle First National Bank in Pullman so that he could earn his degree from WSU. After her children were raised she worked at Old National Bank and Gene Plett Construction in Spokane., Rosada's children have been blessed to have her as their mother. Her grandchildren adored her. She was involved in the lives and activities of her kids and grandkids; reminding them how proud she was of them. Her heart and home were open to people in need. In fact other people's needs tended to take priority over her own. She added an artistic flair to everything she did. Rosada enjoyed giving fancy dinner parties, sewing, traveling, and swimming. A graceful dancer, she made many wonderful friends through being very active in the Crystal Chandeliers Ballroom Dance Club after her divorce from Bill. Being creative, she liked to decorate her house, the dance halls, the dance club newsletters, invitations, food, gifts and anything else that needed a special touch. She loved and was loved deeply., Everyone who knew her describes her as sweet, loving, generous and courageous. An inspiration to many, Rosada will be missed dearly., Survived by children: Julie (Ron) Bohman, Mark (Inez) Houk, Dan (Lori) Houk; grandchildren: Sarah (Doug) Pooler, Jon (Kristi) Houk, Melissa (Kyle) Vannatter, Brandon, T.J., Andy, Christy, and Mahlon Houk; sister-in-law Dixie (Ai) Self; sister-in-law Dona Olson and special friend Francis Ruud. Preceded in death by: her parents, her granddaughter Renae Bohman and brother Dan Olson.Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00PM Friday and 9:00-10:00AM Saturday at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N DIVISION ST, SPOKANE. Rosada's graveside service in Greenwood Cemetery is Saturday, April 2 at 11:30AM, with a memorial service to follow at 2:00PM at Northview Bible Church, 13521 N. Mill Road, Spokane., Donations may be made in her name to the Renae Bohman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Camp Spalding:, or 8513 Hwy 211, Newport, WA 99156. Online guestbook at



Roy "Gone Gambling" Bartley Sr.

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Ruby Rose Armstrong

Ruby Armstrong was born May 23, 1929 in Oso, WA, the youngest of nine children of Frances Cleveland Schwab and James Edward Armstrong., She passed away on March 22, 2011 in Everett WA., Ruby graduated from Western Washington University. She retired from Catholic Community Services in Everett where she worked as the supervisor of the Independent Living Program. Ruby's passions in life were helping people and working in her garden. She earned her credentials as a Master Gardener and was a long-time member of the Garden City Grange in Snohomish., Ruby was preceded in death by the "love of her life" Bill Toivonen., She is survived by her sister, Mary Barton of Longview, WA; as well as her seven children, Cheri Hurn Thorton (Earl), Jeanette Hurn, Cliff Hurn (Janine), Jerry Hurn (Michelle), Mary Hurn Marshall (Dave), Judy Misich-Goozee (Kip), and Trish Misich Quintana (Stephen). Ruby adored her 16 grandchildren as well as her nine great-grandchildren., The family wants to thank the staff of South Pointe, Amanda Johnson and Hospice Providence for the loving care they provided Ruby in her final illness., A memorial will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at South Point Assisted Living, 10330 4th Avenue West in Everett.




Scott Earl (Scooter) Johnston passed away February 25, 2011 from cancer., Scott was born July 23, 1950 to E. Oren Johnston, Jr. and P. Ruth (McCay) Johnston in Eugene, OR., Scott grew up in Santa Rosa, CA. His father was a commercial fisherman and cabinetmaker. Scott went to high school in Yakima, WA. In 1968 his father returned to commercial salmon fishing in S.E. Alaska and Scott joined him., Scott served in the Navy during the, in 1970 and 1971 aboard a destroyer escort off the coast of Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines., In 1972 he married Debbie Roll and they had 3 children. They moved to the Skagit Valley in 1973, where Scott worked building fiberglass pleasure boats., After their divorce in 1978, Scott started a new career commercial fishing on the Allison Marie out of Everett and Westport, WA. There he met and married Jeannie Gentry in 1984. They moved to the Skagit Valley in 1990 where he worked for Nasty Jack's Antiques as a furniture refinisher. He later repaired power tools for Northwest Tool Repair in Alger., Scott was an avid camper known by friends and family as "Mr. Coleman"., He was also a big NASCAR fan, rooting on local driver Kasey Kahne both on TV and at Kasey's early career sprint car track, Skagit Speedway., He very much loved spending time with family, woodworking, and collecting antiques. He was a longtime member of the, , fondly remembering his "fallen comrades"., Scott was preceded in death by a young son, Bradly Lynn, and mother, Ruth., He is survived by his father, Oren, his soulmate, Jeannie, son Heath Johnston, daughters, Tja Al-Kahtani, Sheri Smith, three much loved grandchildren, Haelee, Katelynn and Jaden, and step-son, Justin (Cara) Moran. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Monica) Johnston, and sisters, Cindy (Pete) Fay, and Brenda Johnston, also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and "greats" including a great-niece Sierra who shared his birthday., He will be greatly missed by his many friends., Cremation was by Neptune Society of Lynnwood., A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 12 p.m. at the American Legion, 701 Murdock St., Sedro-Woolley, WA followed by a potluck celebration of his life at 2 p.m. at the Overflow Bar, 109 Ferry St., Sedro-Woolley., A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Church of Christ, 4309 Ahtanum Rd., Yakima, WA. Potluck at 12:30 p.m., service following., The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Life Care Center of Sedro-Woolley, and the nurses at United General Hospital for all their kindness and caring.



SERVICE NOTICE: Reverend Father Edward Francis Caffrey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:00 AM 

Rev. Fr. Edward F. Caffrey, a well-known eastern Washington Roman Catholic priest, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the Colonial House Manor in Spokane Valley, Wash. A Rosary Service will be 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011, and the Funeral Mass honoring Father Caffrey will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, in Deer Park at St. Mary's [...]



Sabina Burton

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Sharon (Brator) Heck

Sharon (Brator) HECK Sharon (Brator) Heck of Woodinville, Wa. died March 25th at the age of 66 at her family home surrounded by her loved ones. Sharon was born to Antoinette (DeVitis) and Peter Brator on January 22, 1945 in Seattle, Wa. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Heck-Engstrom of Monroe, Wa., her son Allen Heck and his wife Mo of Woodinville, Wa., her brother Daniel Brator , his wife Diana and niece Allison of Kirkland, Wa. Surviving her are seven grandchildren: Haley Heck, Scout Heck, Riley Heck, Five Heck, Gunnar Engstrom, Grayden Engstrom and Zaren Burnham. Also surviving are Keith Engstrom father of two grandsons and Joe Burnham father of one grandson. Sharon is also survived by her sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who adored their "Aunt Sherri". Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, of 44 years and her parents. Sharon started life in the Ballard area attending St. Alphonsus grade school and Holy Angles High School. After high school Sharon worked as a nanny for several years and then went to work at the University of Washington. While attending St. Alphonsus Church (Ballard) on Sundays, this petite dark haired young woman caught the eye of Ed. One Sunday after church he invited her for coffee. On June 18, 1966, Sharon married Ed at St. Alphonsus Church. They had two children Lisa Marie (1967) and Allen Edward (1968). In 1967, Sharon and Ed began a window business, Heck Window and Screen Supply Company, working out of their garage in Ballard. In 1969, Leona (Heck) and Clem Himmespach joined the business which relocated to Woodinville in 1970. For many years Sharon and Leona job-shared in the family business and also shared child care. For over 25 year Sharon participated in the "Grief Ministry" of St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Bothell providing luncheons & receptions for funerals. She was also an avid bowler, veracious reader, puzzle solver; loved traveling and fond of Casino trips. She loved working in her yard and feeding the birds. She was a superb grandmother, constantly engaging with her grandchildren in play and outings which she did with infinite patience, generosity and joy. The greatest gift she gave them was unconditionally love. Sharon had a great devotion to Mary, Mother of God. Sharon can say with Mary, "My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for God who is mighty has done great things for me and holy is God's name." [Luke 1: 46-47,49] Sharon will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew and loved her. Times for prayers to celebrate and remember Sharon E.Heck: St. Brendan Catholic Church 10100 NE 192nd St. Bothell, WA 98011 Viewing: March 31, 2011, 5:00pm - 7:00pm; Vigil Service: March 31, 2011 - 7:00pm; Christian Mass of Resurrection April 01, 2011, 11:00:am; Burial following luncheon: Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline, WA. 98155 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Sharon's name to: Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034.



Sharon Heck

Sharon Heck, 66, passed away on March 25, 2011 in Woodinville, WA. She was born on January 22, 1945 in Seattle, WA. Viewing on Thursday, March 21, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. with Vigil at 7p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St Brendan Catholic Church.



Shirley Mae Winkelhausen

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

April 19, 1925 - March 26, 2011Whispering Pines Funeral HomePRINEVILLE, OR - Shirley (Shirl) M. Winkelhausen found eternal peace when she died on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Ochoco Care Center in Prineville, Or



Simon Peter Valenzuela

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Simon Peter Valenzuela, 49, of Yakima, WA died Monday, March 28, 2011 at the home of his brother, surrounded by his loving family. Simon was born May 15, 1961, in Yakima, WA to Simon Antonio and Anto



Steven R. Smith

Steven R. Smith of Woodland, WA, passed away on February 25, 2011 in Vancouver, WA, at the age of 60. Steve was an active member of the Moose Lodge and devoted a lot of his time helping others. He loved fishing, hunting, playing darts, golf and traveling in his motor home. He especially liked to travel to California to see his grandchildren whenever possible. He was a good man with a big heart, warm smile and will be truly missed by all who knew him and loved him. Steve is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sheryl Smith; his loving children, Cherise Akers, her husband Rick, Monica Lindner and her husband Dennis, Camy Johnson and Zachary Johnson; his beloved grandchildren, Ricky, C.J., Dylan, Brady, Brandon, Paige, Noah, Noell and Kaylynn; his two sisters, Charlyn Sparkes of Corvallis, OR and Kim Hansen of Vancouver, WA., Services will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodland Christian Church, 480 Buckeye St., Woodland, WA 98674. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the Moose Lodge., Please sign the Guest Book at



Sylvia Tufte

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Theartis was a lifelong resident of the Richland area. He was an all-state basketball player at Richland High School and Columbia Basin College. Theartis was inducted into the Richland High School Hall of Fame in 1962. He was the only Northwest player named to the 1969 NAIA All American Team roster and voted honorary team captain by his teammates. Theartis signed a two year contract with the Seattle Supersonics after being picked in the eighth round of the National Basketball Association draft in 1969. He was also an avid tennis player and played many tournaments in the Pacific Northwest and was ranked in the USTA., Theartis worked for the Nuclear Weapons Industry as Electrician Foreman and belonged to the local IBEW-International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers., He is survived by his son, David Wallace of Richland; daughter, Pamela Cousar (Corey) of Dallas, GA; grandsons, Steven Ponce of Pasco, WA, and Daryon Wallace of Richland, WA; granddaughter, Kendra Wallace of Richland, WA; father, Wealthy Wallace Jr., Richland, WA; God-children, Ciara Green of Las Vegas, NV, Rodney Green, De'Vauna Green and Ja'Lani Green, all of West Richland, WA; four brothers, Maurice Wallace (Janice) of Los Angeles, CA, Bruce Wallace (Teresa), Orlando Wallace, both of Richland, WA, Edward Wallace (Jacci) of Kennewick, WA; four sisters, Wilma Woods (Frank) of Seattle, WA, Verneice Skinner (Jerome) of Richland, WA, JoNell Wallace of Renton, WA and Treva Miller (Napoleon) of Pasco, WA. Theartis is also survived by his very special friend Robin Boasen and children Raine Fisher (Steffany) and Danielle Fisher all of Richland, WA and a host of nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his mother, Dessie Mae Wallace and brother, Duane Wallace., Visitation will be held at Einan's Funeral Home on Friday, April 1, 2011, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Richland on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. followed by the graveside services at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland.



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 J. Ruckman Allen

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Our beloved relative and friend Thelma J. Ruckman Allen, age 91, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2011 at the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Thelma was born January 1, 1920, i 



Theone Doner

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 2:00 PM 

Theone Doner went to her final rest on March 27, 2011. She was born December 30, 1913, in Spooner, WI, to George and Myrtle Lewis; she was one of three daughters and three sons. Theone grew up on a dairy farm and married George Doner in 1933. They made their home on Oak Lake, WI.



Thomas F. Kubas

Entered into rest March 28, 2011. He is survived by his wife Christine; four daughters, Linda (Bill) Taylor, Anatone, WA, Darlene (Pat) LaVigne, Spokane Valley, WA, Sheryl (Mike) Van Dinter, Veradale, WA, Janet (Ray) Salle, Vancouver, WA; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Kubas, Yakima, WA, Emil Kubas, Spokane, WA; four sisters, his twin, Mary Wanner, Dickinson, ND, Irene Koeler, Dickinson, ND, Martha Roundsville, Dickinson, ND, Angie Swenson, Newport, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. Tom and Christine met in Dickinson, ND and married on April 18, 1950 and moved to Spokane, WA in 1953. Tom worked for the Armour Company and retired when the plant closed. He later established his own home improvement business. He was a member of Eagles, Aerie 2 and enjoyed outdoor activities. The family wishes to express their appreciation to all the staff at Sunshine Gardens. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Reception to follow. Urn placement at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please sign the online memorial book at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Thomas W. Miller

Thomas W. MILLER Born 8/12/1932, Hibbing, Minnesota Died 3/21/2011, Seattle, Washington. Tom is survived by wife Nancy Bickford Miller, children Brian Miller and Heather (Teresa) Miller, all of Seattle, and sister Kay Jones of San Antonio. Tom and Nancy celebrated their 50- year anniversary in February 2010. Raised in Seattle, Tom graduated from Franklin High School,the University of Washington (mechanical engineering, 1954), the California Institute of Technology (M.S. structural dynamics, 1957), and attended Columbia University's Executive Program in Business Administration in the summer of 1981. In his nearly 40 years at the Boeing Company, Tom worked as a chief engineer or project manager on the Jetfoil, Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), Peacekeeper (MX), Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA), and SRAM programs.He retired as an Aerospace vice president in 1990. Mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, and photography were an important part of Tom's life, which included trips to Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Europe, India, and New Zealand. Among his notable climbs were first ascents of Johannesberg's Northeast Buttress route (North Cascades, 1949), and Mt. Cook (Alaska, 1953). His book The North Cascades, published by the Mountaineers in 1964, was a factor in establishing North Cascades National Park. Tom and Nancy served on the original editorial committee for Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, first published by The Mountaineers in 1960 and now in its 8th edition. Tom also provided editorialand design assistance for The Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee. He served as executive editor for 100 Hikes in Western Washington (1966). This led to a series of very popular Mountaineers guidebooks. He designed and chose the photographs for The Alpine Lakes (1971), which helped establish the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. No services will be held. Memorials can be sent to The Mountaineers ( or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (




Vern moved to the Tri-Cities area in 1964 and worked as a plumber. He was a proud member of Local 598 for over 51 years. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and travel with his family. After his retirement there were many trips to his favorite spots on the Oregon Coast with the travel trailer in tow. Vern loved photography and was a member of Kennewick First Lutheran Church., Vern was preceded in death by his parents, Emma and Vernon Mobley. He is survived by his wife, Barbra Mobley of 56 years; his son, Steven Mobley (wife Donna); his daughter, Tammy Holt (husband Phil); his daughter, Shari Pitzer (husband Dennis); his five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all within the Tri-Cities area; and three brothers, Richard, Donald and Dennis., Viewing will be Friday, April 1, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Mueller's TriCities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. Graveside services will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park on April 2 at 1:00 p.m. and a memorial service will follow at First Lutheran Church, 418 N. Yelm Street, Kennewick, at 2:00 p.m.



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



Vera (Hayes) Richards

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Verline Marll

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 25, 1928 - March 24, 2011 



Vernon V. "Ole" Martin

Passed away on March 28, 2011, at the Spokane Veterans Home in Spokane, WA. He was born in Spokane on July 24, 1923. Vernon attended school in the Libby Jr. High area. He worked several different jobs before going into the Army at the start of World War II. While in the service for his country, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in France. After the war, he was introduced to Marjorie Tandy on a blind date. They were married a short time later and remained married for 57 years. Vernon went to work for the City of Spokane where he remained for 28 years before retiring. He and Marjorie went south for the winters after they both had retired. They both loved to dance and travelled together throughout their married life., Vernon is survived by his daughter, Connie Brumleve, and son-in-law, Mark Brumleve, of Spokane; his son, Bill Martin and his partner-in-life, Darlene Wezeman, both of Vancouver, WA; his sister, Faye Smith, of Spokane; granddaughters: Meghan Duncan and husband, Rob, of Vancouver, WA, Alyson Morris and husband, Jesse, of Vancouver, WA, Stephanie Smith of Spokane, Amanda Kotlan and husband, Dave, of Spokane, Megan Brumleve of Spokane; great-grandchildren: Cella, Felix, Israel, Lulu and Bugs Duncan, all of Vancouver, WA, Eden Stevens and Shea Kotlan of Spokane., Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 North Monroe, Spokane, with the Pastor Happy Watkins officiating.



Vickie D. Brown

BROWN, Vickie D., Born May 3, 1960 in Spencer, WV; entered into rest March 26, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Vickie is survived by her son, Jay Williams of Spokane; sister, Teresa Rea of Hartford, KY; brothers, Jesse P. Williams II of Owensboro, KY and Michael W. Williams of Mead, WA. A private family service will be held at a later date. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SPOKANE, WA in care of arrangements.



Virginia D. Scarff

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Wanda M. Fuller

Wanda Marie Fuller, 82, of Everett, Washington died March 24, 2011 at Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, surrounded by her family. She was born April 10, 1928 in Monroe, Washington, the daughter of the late Hettie and Gerald Musselman. She graduated from Kitsap High school. Wanda married Curtis William Fuller on June 15, 1946 and they were married 64 years. She was a stay at home mom for many years, then worked at data entry for inventory services. She was involved in BSA, GSA, TOPS, FOE. She found joy in sewing, knitting, crafting, camping and traveling., She is survived by her husband, Curtis W. Fuller, of Everett; son and daughter-in-law, James and Rebecca Fuller, of Bellevue, WA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Laureen Fuller, of Port Ludlow, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Dennis Lord, of Puyallup, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Robert Galteland, of Snohomish, WA; son, David Fuller; nine grandkids; and fifteen great-grandchildren; siblings, Lois Darrow, of Monroe, WA, Dale Musselman, of Everett and Nola Schulenburg, of Bellingham, WA., A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., March 31, 2011, at Cypress Memorial Lawn Garden, Everett followed by a reception held at Gold Creek Community Church, Mill Creek.



Wesley O. Peterson

Wesley O. Peterson Wes passed away March 20, 2011. He was born April 12, 1924 in Sumner, WA. After high school graduation he served in 



William "Bill" Dickson

William "Bill" Dickson, age 69, passed away March 25, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family., He was born May 8, 1942 in Pocatello, Idaho. He and his brother Don were lovingly raised by their grandparents, William and Nadine Dickson. Bill and his wife Fairy Lea celebrated their fiftieth anniversary this year., Bill enjoyed an early retirement from the Boeing Company after a thirty-five year career. He started work at Boeing at age eighteen and moved up the ranks quickly with his knowledge of tools and engineering to become a supervisor of the tool fabrication/maintenance department. After retiring, Bill and Fairy Lea moved to Austin, Texas for ten years where he enjoyed golfing, eating great Mexican food, killing fire ants and riding his lawn mower., Preceding him in death were his son, Gregory Dickson; and brother, Don Dickson., Bill is survived by his wife, Fairy Lea; children, Anna Shepler (Jim), Kathy Dickson, Lynda Forsman (Ben) and Billy Dickson; grandchildren, Kristy, Karin, Jeremy, Leah, Damon, Isacc and Kaylee; great-grandchildren, Devon, Ethan, Star and Celia; and mother-in-law, Dortha DeWitt., A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 710 John Liner Road, Sedro Woolley, WA.



William A. Hooper

William A HOOPER August 12, 1913 ~ March 2, 2011 Bill Hooper's Celebration of Life will be April 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm at University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Avenue NE Seattle WA. A reception will follow at University House 4400 Stone Way North, Seattle WA.



William L. "Bill" Johnson

Dr. William "Bill" Johnson, a long-time 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 5 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, 3 grandsons, and 4 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, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Bill, please sign the online guest register at



William Ted Rasberry, Sr.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeWilliam Ted Rasberry Sr. suddenly passed away at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the age of 75. He was born August 19, 1935 in Quitman, Louisiana to Hermie James and Willie Mae (Brown) Rasberry.

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