Sunday, April 3, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/03/2011


Alan Amsberry

Alan Amsberry passed away on March 29, 2011 at home surrounded by family. Alan was born in 1930 to Guy and Inez Amsberry and was raised in the Pacific Northwest with his sister Velma. After serving in Korea as a Navy Corpsman, Alan met and married his wife Mary and together they raised five children. Alan owned and operated Amsberry's Variety in Blaine and prior to his retirement worked for US Immigration. In addition to having a great sense of humor and a love for laughter, Alan enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodcarving, construction, and a good stiff drink. His proudest accomplishment is his family. Memorials can be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation.



Alvin "Al" J. Wahl

Friday, April 1, 2011 12:32 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

November 23, 1919 – March 30, 2011



Andress, Lila Laverna (Corrin)

Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lila Laverna Andress, 106, passed away quietly March 29, 2011 at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehab Center, just five days before her 107th birthday. .....



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 



Archie Glenn Stack

Archie G Stack, 88, of Battle Ground, WA, passed away March 21, 2011. He was born on November 24, 1922 in St. Louis, MO to Samuel and Ella Stack., Archie served in the, from 1944 to 1946. He graduated from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C,. in 1948 and then started his teaching career at North Carolina School for the Deaf from 1948 to 1952. He transferred to Washington State School for the Deaf in 1952, where he was teacher, principal, and then superintendent until his retirement in 1983., Archie met the love of his life, Linda Stack, at the Washington State School for the Deaf. They married August 1, 1953 and raised three daughters., Archie enjoyed growing vegetables, fishing, hunting and buying scratch tickets. His passion was his family and trips to Las Vegas., Archie is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Trina, Melanie and Kristi; son-in-laws, Pat and Phil; four grandchildren; two step-grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces., He was preceded in death by his brothers, Adam, Ernest, Henry; sisters, Margaret, Elizabeth and Peggy., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clark County Humane Society, W.S.D.A.A., Washington State Association of the Deaf, SWCDHH, Vancouver or your favorite charity., A memorial service will be held at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel on April 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Please sign the Guest Book at



Arlene Joyce Olsby

Arlene Joyce Olsby, 76, of Lynnwood, WA passed away peacefully Saturday, March 12, 2011 after a courageous battle with lung cancer that she fought with dignity and grace, the same way she lived her life., She leaves behind her beloved husband and best friend of 35 years, Leo C. Olsby; two children; three grandchildren; and many loving family members and friends., As requested by Arlene, there will be no service., A private internment will be held at Floral Hills Cemetery., Memorials may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County., FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS



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 Ann Davey

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 31, 1940 - March 27, 2011 



Barbara Ann King

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Colonial Funeral HomeTOPPENISH - Barbara Ann King, beloved daughter, sister, grandmother, mother and wife, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011. Barbara was born September 23, 1931 to John and Carrie Kingman. Barbara was raised in Su 



Bertha "Dolly" Appelman

Bertha "Dolly" APPELMAN Bertha "Dolly" Appelman passed comfortably, her children beside her, at Swedish Hospital on March 25, 2011. Born to immigrant parents, Ida and Isaac Roffe, on June 25, 1919, she grew up in Seattle, attending Horace Mann Elementary and Garfield High School. Her father nicknamed her "Dolly," as she was known for the rest of her life. She graduated from the University of Washington, later earning a Masters of Social Work. Most of her career was spent as a social worker in the Seattle Public Schools. In the mid-1940s, she married Milton, a cardiologist from New York. They lovingly raised three children, first in Seattle, then on Mercer Island, where she still resided. She was a Life Master at bridge. She hada lifelong passion for the arts. In retirement, she travelled the world, from Europe to Russia to China to South America. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Milton Appelman, three brothers Ben, Sam, and Harry, and a sister Mona. Services were held at the Herzl Memorial Park. She is survived by her three children, Sandra of Kirkland, Karen of Seattle, and Ira of Mercer Island. Remembrances should be sent to Northwest School For Hearing-Impaired Children.



Bertha Bratt

Bertha Bratt, age 91, passed peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus early Friday, March 25, 2011, in Bellingham. A lifetime resident of Lynden, Bertha was born on Jan. 3, 1920 to Marinus and Alice Geleynse. She attended Lynden Christian School and worked locally before being married to Arie Bovenkamp in 1944. They were blessed with five children. Bertha was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker; a superb cook and baker. She won many Lynden Tribune baking contests and one of her recipes was published in a national cookbook; "Best of Country Cookies". She taught many of her grandchildren her love of crocheting. She loved spending time with her family. Bertha had a loving and gracious spirit in all that she said and did. She loved the Lord above all. She loved deeply and was deeply loved by her family and friends. Arie died of cancer in 1973, and Bertha was remarried to Dan Bratt in 1989. Together, they enjoyed travel and blended family activities. She loved her step-kids and step-grandkids as her own. She was predeceased by: her first husband, Arie; step-grandson, Derek Bratt, in 1995, son, Dale, in 2001; sister, Dena Bierlink, in 2006; brother, John Geleynse and great-granddaughter, Esther Jade Zylstra, in 2010. She is survived by: her husband, Dan Bratt; sons Bob (Gloria) Bovenkamp of Lynden and Glen (Melissa) Bovenkamp of Seattle; daughters Mary (Lloyd) Elenbaas and Joan (Roger) Roosendaal, all of Lynden; a daughter-in-law, Ginger Bovenkamp of Denver; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; sister Helen (Earl) Barrent of Denver; brother-in-law Bill Bierlink of Quincy; sister-in-law Marguerite Geleynse of Lynden; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; step-daughters Ruth (Jim) Buteyn and Connie (Vance) Hays and step-sons Dan (Kathy) Bratt, Calvin (Melinda) Bratt, Phil (Landi) Bratt, Mark (Carol) Bratt, Jim (Cheryl) Bratt and Tim (Carol) Bratt; 32 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation hours will be Wed., April 6, 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 1:00 pm at North County Christ the King Church; 1835 Liberty St. Lynden. A private family burial will precede in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials in Bertha's name may be made to Starfish Ministries; 1706 Front St. Suite 440 Lynden, WA 98264 or Young Life of North Whatcom County; P.O. Box 213 Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the 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 ..... 



Betty Jean Jaeger

Our mother, Betty Jean Marquardt Jaeger, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011., Born in Great Falls, MT on June 19, 1925, she moved to the Seattle area in her childhood, graduating from Queen Anne High School. Even before graduation, she began a career with the Seattle School District, eventually serving in secretarial roles at Sacajawea, Lake City, and Loyal Heights elementaries before retiring in 1985. She was a devoted fisherman's wife, marrying Sigfryed Jaeger in 1948 and raising five children in the family home on Haller Lake in Seattle. The challenges were many; nurturing five children while managing a household when our Dad was in Alaska fishing for months at a time. Although a strict disciplinarian, there was never a shortage of love or caring. Mom was also very active in the square/round dance community in King and Snohomish counties., Predeceased by Sigfryed in 1985; sister, Rosemary Grimm, in 1996; and daughter, Andrea, in 2008., Survived by sons, Eric (Carol) Jaeger, Seattle, and Paul Jaeger, Mukilteo; daughters, Ardelle (Rich) Dennis, Everett, and Alison (Paul) Gjefle, Richland; beloved grandchildren, Chelsea (fiance Cassidy) Jaeger, Kaylin Bailey, Andrew Jaeger, Marina Ruckhaber, Alexa Dennis, Kendra Gjefle, and Hayden Ruckhaber; nephew, Tom (Cheryl) Grimm, Arlington; and numerous cousins., The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethany Nursing Home at Silver Lake for the loving care given to both our mom and sister through the last years of their lives., A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at 2:00p.m. on Friday, April 8th, at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Ave NE, Seattle, 98125., Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County or the National MS Society.



Betty Maye Osborne

Born April 26th, 1928 in Colfax, Washington. Went to rest with the Lord on March 26th, 2011. She was survived by her three daughters, Pamela Linehan, Angie Vasalech, and Zoeann Osborne. Betty had seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Graveside service will be held on April 4th at 3:00pm at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane WA.



Betty Nettles

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

March 11, 1940 - March 23, 2011 



Bob Harris

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:46 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 1, 1916 - March 25, 2011 



Bonnie B. Bishop

Bonnie B. Bishop, a life resident of Bellingham, was Promoted to Glory on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Bonnie was 77, born in Bellingham on May 12, 1933 to George and Mamie (Rich) Brown. She graduated from Bellingham High School and was an active member of their Alumni Band. Bonnie was a life and active member of the Salvation Army where she provided her musical talents during church and at Christmas for the Kettle Drive. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene Bishop; sisters Hazel A. Brown and Gloria J. Maier; and brother Richard Brown. She is survived by her sister Patricia (Arlo) Wood; daughter, Linda (Jim) Locheed; son, Lars (Susan) Lignell; 4 grandchildren, Marc, Rebekah, David, and Preston; 2 great grandchildren, Kira and Aidyn; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family especially wishes to thank Hospice and the Threshold Choir for their loving care and kindness. Services will be held 1:30 PM, Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Salvation Army, 2912 Northwest Ave., Bellingham. Burial will follow at Bayview Cemetery. You may share your thoughts and memories of Bonnie in the online memorial guest book at



Burdette Huwe

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 4, 1927 - March 29, 2011 



Carol Angell

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

March 26, 2011 



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 Thomas Penney

He's gone to be with his Savior. Chuck was born in Lancaster, NH but grew up in Maine. He joined the Air Force at 18 years old. While stationed at Paine Field, Everett, he met and married his wife, Suzy. Chuck was also stationed at San Bernardino, CA; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Portsmouth, NH; Guam: Tampa, FL: Neu Ulm, Germany; and Beale AFB, CA, where he retired after 22 years., He also worked for Harry "Kid" Matthews Rentals, AA Rentals, and lastly Hertz Rentals in Ballard, WA. He retired from the rental business in 2004 for the joys of fishing and Social Security., Together, Chuck and Suzanne raised six children and spoiled 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by both parents; two sisters; parents in-law; and stepson, Don Wiltse., Chuck is survived by his wife of 51 years, Suzy; his sons, Chuck (Traci), James (Teresa) and Dan; his stepdaughter, Rian (Greg); daughter, Chris (Christopher); two brothers; three sisters; and numerous grandchildren., A memorial service will be held on April 10, 2011 at St. James Lutheran Church in Mill Creek at 3:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Hospice & Homecare of Snohomish County.



Chester A. Jahns Sr.

JAHNS, Chester A. Sr., Entered into rest on March 30, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Chester Jahns, Jr. and William (Cheryl) Jahns; by his daughter, Bonita (Dan) Morrow; his four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as his sister, Angeline McNearny. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Anna Jahns, in 2009. Chet was born in Rockford, WA and graduated from Rockford High School in 1937. He began his farming soon afterwards. He was a member of the Masons and Intermountain Grass Growers. He was a Board member of the Rockford Grain Growers, and presided over the Mica Peak School District when the Mica Peak and Rockford School Districts merged. He was also a member of the Hokey Pokey Dance Club where he and Anna ballroom danced for 30 years. He received an award for maintaining the Mica Peak Cemetery for 16 years. He was a loving father and loving grandfather, and he will be missed greatly. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Chet to the, , 910 W. 5th Ave, Suite 256, Spokane, WA 99201.



Colleen Lordemann

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 14, 1940 - March 24, 2011 



DEATH NOTICE: Alice A. Johnson

Friday, April 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Alice A. Johnson, 83, a resident of Genesee, Idaho, died late Wednesday evening at the Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...]



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: Esther Peterson

Friday, April 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Esther Peterson, 89, of Pullman, Wash., died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at her home at Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 



Darlene D. "Del" Westphal

Darlene "Del" Westphal of Vancouver, WA, passed away March 30, 2011. She was born March 11, 1928 in Minot, ND to Elsie Anderson. Del moved to Vancouver in 1947., Del worked at Nabisco for 34 years as a line supervisor and retired in 1984. We especially enjoyed the eclairs she brought home from work., Del enjoyed square dancing, traveling, bunco, camping, river rafting and tole painting. She loved cooking and baking, mom made the best pies., The most important thing in Del's life was being with her family, there is nothing that made her happier. Del is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jim; daughter, Cindy Nortz; son, Lon Westphal; grandchildren, Jay Westphal, Angie Wilson, Cory Westphal and Tim Westphal; seven great-grandchildren, Molly, Sidney, Skylar, Nicholas, Garrett, Ethan, and Ireland who lovingly called her Nanny., She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister., A memorial service will be held on Fri., April 8, 2011 at 12:30 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to, Please sign Del's guest book at:



Darrold Keith Dilley

Went fishing with the Lord on March 23rd, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Born February 1st, 1956 (second of twins) to Jack and Lilly Dilley. Preceded in death by his father, Jack in 1989. A 1974 Mead High School graduate and was working on his Associates degree at the time of his death. A Boy Scout, fisherman, camping expert, loved arts and crafts, and the Best Chef he could be! Worked as a chef and also in the construction industry., Survived by two sons: Darrold II and Grant Dilley, stepdaughter Christie, one grandson, his mother Lilly Dilley and twin sister Deborah Wittwer all of Spokane. He leaves behind uncles: Mack Dilley, Ralph Daugherty, Skip Holt along with his aunts: Loretta Dilley, Agnes Daugherty, June Horn, Margaret Daugherty, and Alberta Holt. Nieces Michelle and Rachael and one nephew Byron and numerous second nieces and nephews and many cousins., Services will be held at Bryant Tech School at Ash and Broadway on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Deborah Wittwer at 1632 W. Pacific #3, Spokane, WA 99201. "Thanks Uncle Ralph".



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.



Death Notice - Alvin Wahl

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 23, 1919 - March 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Burdette Huwe

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

March 28, 2011 



Death Notice - Donald Weis

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 31, 2011 



Death Notice - Fennimore Bradley

Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 22, 1927 - 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 - Norene Hahn

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

March 31, 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 



Delphia "Del" Remsberg

Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:00 PM 

Delphia "Del" Remsberg passed away peacefully, in her home surrounded by her family, on March 29, 2011, at the age of 79. She was born in Hindsville, AR to Elbert and Jewel Guthrie on May 27, 1931. Del and her family left Arkansas in 1940, and after many moves, settled in Entiat, WA in 1945.



Dexter Frank Lall

Dexter Frank Lall passed away from a heart attack on March 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV while on a road trip with his wife., Son of Evan and Alma Anderson, Lall was born August 26, 1932 in Everett, WA. He was a Lake Stevens High School Graduate. He served as a radar technician for the Navy on an LST during the Korea War. In 1958, he graduated from the UW School of Fisheries. Soon after graduating, he began working as a Commercial Fisheries Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife and continued there for 13 years. He retired as a Plant Manager from Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc. in 1992. He moved to Royal City, WA and really enjoyed turning his bit of the desert into an oasis., He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jane Lanphere Lall; son, Evan and wife of Olympia, WA along with her children; daughter, Daria of Vancouver, WA; sister, Noreen Thompson of Wickenburg, AZ; and nieces and nephews from both sides of the family., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the, A private family ceremony with be held in the fall on Whidbey Island where he will be put to rest. To celebrate his life please gather amongst yourselves, share stories about him and raise a toast in his memory.



Donald L. Roark

Donald L. Roark, 47, of Vancouver, WA, died suddenly March 29, 2011 at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1963 in Baton Rouge, LA to Billie and Mary Roark. Donald moved to Vancouver as a young child with his family in 1969 and he graduated from Columbia River High School., He worked as a mill operator at Ashgrove Cement in Oregon and in his spare time he went fishing and hunting., Donald is survived by his wife, Connie Roark; mother, Mary Carter; step-son, Aaron Townsend; siblings, Gary Roark and Kathryn Dopp; and his furry children, Brody, Brittney, Rebel, Kody and Zoe., He was preceded in death by his father, Billie Roark; and brother, Glen Roark., A memorial service for Donald will be held 3:00 p.m., Wed., April 6, 2011 at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 6902 Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA., Memorial donations are appreciated to the, or the ASPCA., Please share your memories or condolences at, or www.



Donna Mae Carter

Donna Mae Carter, 84, of Ferndale, WA, passed away at her home on March 29, 2011. She was born July 21, 1926, in Flasher, ND, to Carl B. and Dagny (Jonson) Nelson. Donna married Harold L. Carter, Sr., in 1945. Harold passed away in 1999. Donna loved her family and enjoyed gardening and taking care of her cats. She is survived by her son, Harold, Jr., and wife Linda Carter of Ferndale; her daughters, Shirley M. and husband Ray Darrow of Ferndale, and Nancy Jean and husband Bill Finkbonner of Bellingham; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 4, at Triumph Lutheran Church, Ferndale, with visitation from 10:00 until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Moles Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials are preferred to Triumph Lutheran Church or Whatcom Hospice. You may share your memories of Donna in the online guest book at



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.



Dorothy Belle Manley

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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.



Douglas E. Coggin

Douglas Everett Coggin, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28 at Whatcom Hospice House surrounded by his loving family and caregivers. A celebration of his life with family and friends is planned for later this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Whatcom Hospice House, Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Doug in the online memorial guest book at



Edna Rebecca Roberts

Edna Rebecca Roberts, 108, of Vancouver, WA, went to Heaven on March 27, 2011. She was born on May 10, 1902 to John and Letticia Rhodes, homesteaders in Carbon County, MT., Edna married Russell J. Roberts in 1921. They had two daughters, Hazel Dawn and Dorothy Fern. The family moved to Colton, OR in 1935., During WW II Edna became a welder at the Oregon Shipyards., Edna went to beauty school and moved to The Dallas, where she opened her own shop., In 1970, Russell died, and Edna then moved to the Vancouver Pythian Home. During this time she traveled to Hawaii, China, Japan, Israel, and France., She moved next door to her daughter Dorothy "Dee" and son-in-law, Doug Moe, until she was 107 years old, when she moved to the Lockehaven Adult Family Care Home., Edna is survived by daughters, Hazel Clark, and "Dee" Dorothy (Doug) Moe; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren., A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Sat., April 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Vancouver First Church of God, 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, WA 98665., Remembrances may be made to the Vancouver First Church of God Missions Department., Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel., Please sign Edna's guest book at:



Elaine Anna Mellert

Elaine Mellert, 97, passed away in Eureka, CA on February 20, 2011. She was born August 30, 1913 in Egypt, WA. Elaine was a 1932 graduate of Davenport High School and a 1936 graduate from Northwestern Business College, Spokane, WA., Elaine was a Camas, WA resident from 1946-2002. She grew beautiful flowers and a bountiful vegetable garden, always willing to share a plant start and encourage a beginner gardener. She enjoyed baking and was known for her delicious cookies and huckleberry pies. Elaine loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Germany to visit family. She was an active member in Zion Lutheran Church in Camas. She later volunteered at Southwest WA Medical Center in Vancouver and became a strong advocate for volunteering. In 2002 she moved to Vancouver and in 2010 to Eureka, CA., Elaine is survived by her daughter, Lois Mellert, of Eureka, CA; twin sisters, Gladys Huffman of Vancouver, WA and Grace Rutherford, of Yakima, WA; brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Edith Reinbold, of Davenport, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews and family in Germany., She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ernest, who died in 1990 at the age of 81., A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Camas, WA at 2:00 p.m. on Friday the 29th of April., Memorial contributions may be made to: Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice Southwest., Please sign Elaine's guest book at:



Elinor Fix

Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:34 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1929 - 2011 



Elinor Six

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:18 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1929 - 2011 



Elmer M. Anderson

Elmer M. ANDERSON Our much loved Father, Grand- father and Great-Grandfather ('Pop') passed away with family by his side on March 31, 2011. Elmer, son of Eric and Anna Anderson was born, October 10, 1921 on Bainbridge Island. He at tended a one-room schoolhouse and Bainbridge Island H.S. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, he served our country during World War II. His career at Peo ple's Bank began as a courier and, after several decades, he re tired as Executive Vice Presi dent. At the bank he met his fu ture wife, Irene, his best friend and 'buddy'. During his career, he provided financial services for individuals and entrepreneurs such as the Nordstrom Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Ivar Haglund. Elmer served many organiza tions including Rotary, the Lutheran Compass Center, Seattle Lutheran H.S., and Virgin ia Mason Hospital Foundation. His favorite pastimes were spend ing time with his wife and family, attending the Seattle Symphony, tracking his investments, gar dening and golfing. Traveling since the 1970s, Elmer and Irene made many trips to Europe and Asia. They also enjoyed time at their cabin in Mason County for fishing, clam- ming and exploring the boondocks. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Irene. He is survived by his daughter Linda (Bill) of West Seattle; grandson Jim of Vancouver, WA; grand daughter Amy (Jeff) of West Seattle; and two great grand- children, Michael and Anna, who will all greatly miss his love, generosity, and compassion. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 8, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle, 8316 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136. Donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.



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. 



Erma A. Myers

Erma A. Myers February 15, 1913 - March 2, 2011, Celebration of Life Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane., Service will be on Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m., Burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens.



Erma Carter

Passed away April 1, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Erma was born in Spokane on December 31, 1927, the youngest of five children of Ercole and Olga Corvi. After graduating from North Central High School, Erma spent an exciting life as a USAF wife, traveling the country and abroad. With a passion for labor and politics, she became involved in the restaurant industry and statewide political campaigns, eventually becoming secretary-treasurer of Local 400 of the Culinary Workers Union in Spokane. She also raised four sons instilling in them the secrets of hard work and competitiveness as well as a lifelong liberal tradition. Prior to retirement, Erma became a long-time mobile home park manager in Yakima, Washington where she developed a love for dogs and for the Seattle Mariners. Erma is preceded in death by husbands Donald Carter and Frank Lorello, Jr.; father Ercole Corvi; mother Olga Corvi; brother Al Corvi; sisters Marie Gracio, Argentina Thompson, and Ann Wood. She is survived by son Daniel Lorello and his wife Pam, Yakima, WA and sons Jeff Lorello, Frank Lorello, and Randy Lorello. She also enjoyed the company of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A special thanks to her Fairwood Village family where she lived the past three years. Please sign the online memorial book at, Burial will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima, WA with arrangements entrusted to:



Ernest Richard Dehnert

Ernest Richard DEHNERT Ernest Richard Dehnert, age 96 died peacefully Sunday, March 27, 2011 in SeaTac, WA. Ernest is survived by his sons, Philip (Paula), Paul (Mary) and Eldon (Stacy) Dehnert; six grandchildren, Sharon (Kent) Haussmann, Sarah (Jason) Wix, Alicia (Jared) Curtiss, Tim (Israel) Dehnert, Charissa (Sean) McCoy and Geofery Joshlin; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby in 2005. A "Home-Going Open House" is planned for Saturday, April 30 at Lake Tapps Community Church. Interment, BONNEY-WATSON Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA. 206-242-1787.



Evelyn Mae Anderson

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

August 23, 1925 - March 28, 2011 



Farilyn Joreen Vick

Farilyn Joreen Vick, 81, of Everett, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 28, 2011., Born on April 2, 1929, in Niobe, North Dakota, she moved to Everett along with her mother, father, and sister in 1936. She spent the rest of her life as part of the Everett community and was a proud Everett High School - Class of 1947., She met her husband Dale while both were working for Weyerhaeuser, she as R&D Mill Executive Secretary, and he in Kraft Mill Management. They married in 1951 and their three children were born while they lived in the View Ridge neighborhood, where many lifelong friendships began., After moving to the Eastmont area, and retiring along with Dale, they began to fulfill their dreams of world travel. After numerous journeys to places such as Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, and, eventually, winters spent in either Puerto Vallarta or Palm Desert, friends would tell Farilyn she should open her own Travel Agency!, She was an organizer extraordinaire, a seamstress beyond compare, an early fan of Nouvelle Cuisine, a lover of the arts and a passionate gardener!, She gave tirelessly to associations she belonged to during her life: Beta Sigma Phi, Everett Assistance League, and KAPS (Kidney Auxiliary of Puget Sound)., Farilyn adored her children and grandchildren, and valued her close friends. She will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice, sense of style, passion for holiday decorating and gatherings, hours-long shopping expeditions, but mostly for her love of gardening!, Even though she and Dale were longtime Tyee Club Husky Football ticket holders, they managed to raise three diehard WSU Cougar children, and one Cougar grand-daughter. At annual Apple Cup Games they always cheered for the Cougs!, Farilyn was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Lester Erickson; mother, Ena Erickson; brother-in-law, Lyle Vick; and sister-in-law, Connie Vick Dixon., She leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years, Dale Vick; daughters, Cami Vick-Dimes (Ricky Dimes), and Cori Vick (Greg Barnett); son, Monte Vick (Suzanne); grandchildren, Ashley Vick, Kyle Vick, Gregory, Barnett and Matthew Barnett; sister, Marilyn Larson (Ed); cousin, Marlys Southard (R.B.); sister-in-law, Betty Vick; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends., Private services will be held for Farilyn per her request., Remembrances may be made in her name to KAPS (Kidney Auxiliary of Puget Sound), PO Box 2803, Everett, WA 98213, or Providence Cancer Center, PO BOX 1067 Everett, WA 98206.



Fern Mae Root

Fern Mae Root passed at age 90 on March 28, 2011 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, WA from complications following surgery. She was with family., Fern was born in Sylva, North Carolina on January 16, 1921. She was the oldest of six siblings. She lived most of her life in Marysville, WA. She owned her own successful business as a beautician for over 45 years., She married the love of her life, Gordon Root, at age 18 and together, they raised three children., Fern lived a life filled with faith, courage, strength, independance and a steadfast devotion to help all who needed it most., Fern had an amazing faith. She converted to Catholicism at age 18 when she married Gordon. She was artistic, an avid gardener, and loved watching the Mariners. She had a gentle, sweet way with all manner of animals, especially dogs. Her greatest joy was from family... and watching her only grandson, Eric, grow up., She is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Edward Clayton; stepfather, Richard Tompkins; husband, Gordon Root; son, Daniel Root; her brothers, Robert Clayton and Ray Clayton; and sister, Faye Crum., Fern is survived by son, Daryl Root; daughter, Kathleen Krausz; son-in-law, Pete Krausz; grandson, Eric Krausz; Mary Ludwig; Brook Baker; four great-grandsons, Jonah, Elan, Shade and Miles Krausz; her sisters, Florence Morgan and Grace Crisp; and numerous neices, nephews and dear friends., We were blessed to have Fern touch our lives. God knows the beauty of her soul, and so do all of us who were fortunate to have known her.



Floris Muriel Cooke

Floris Muriel COOKE Beloved wife, mother, grand- mother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. At 2 p.m. on March 31, 2011, in Maple Valley, Washington, Floris Muriel Cooke, 96, passed away peacefully at home with family members gathered beside her. Floris was born in Harlem, Mon tana on January 15, 1915, to Ray and Gladys Purdy, the third of six siblings. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Floris was the first mem ber of her family to graduate from high school. She met Newell Cooke through her brother the year after she graduated, when Newell's family came to Bonners Ferry from Kansas. They dated for almost a year before they were married; they were mar ried on September 28, 1935. "We got married during the Great De pression, and Grandpa Newell wasn't making much money, so he sold [a pair of] old lumber boots to buy the license with." While living in Bonners Ferry with Newell and their two small children, Velma Louise and Charles LeRay, she recalled hearing "[Roosevelt] on the radio when war was declared." The next day, Newell was sent to work at Boeing in Seattle to work on making airplanes, and the family soon followed. Floris and Newell remained close to their children for the rest of their lives. Charles had three children, Tim, Wendy and Ted, and Floris remained close to them and their children - Gwen, Cedrick, Dai Vonté, Owen, Sarah and David. Floris and Ne well were married for almost 53 years before he passed away in 1988. Their daughter Velma passed away in 1997, and Charles passed in 2005, both with Floris at their bedside. In her spare time, Floris enjoyed card games, gar dening, cooking, crossword puz zles and reading. Over the years, when Floris walked into any place, it seemed nearly every person there, whether they knew her or not, would refer to her as Grandma. She was invaluable as a devoted grandmother, a true chef, and a delightful person. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 9th at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Washelli.



Frances Anne Harris

Frances Harris, 73, died at home at Port Susan Camping Club with family members at her side on March 26, 2011. She was born December 23, 1937., She leaves behind her daughter, Debbie Hartman; son, Bob Granholm; stepson, Dale Rue; and her two beloved granddaughters, Karen (James) Murray and Kristen Hartman. She is survived by her two brothers, Richard (Doris) Qualey and Henry (Tonna) Qualey; many nieces, nephews, extended family and much loved friends., She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Harris; sisters, Iva Ketchum and Sylvia Andersen; and brothers, Edwin Qualey and Lawrence Qualey., Fran was very proud of graduating from North Seattle Community College with her Pharmacy Technician degree. She had a vast knowledge of drugs and their effects and took great joy in sharing that information with others. She enjoyed working with the staff at Cascade Valley Hospital until her retirement several years ago., Fran was secretary for many bowling leagues. She loved her bowling friends and the friendly competition., Fran lived life on her own terms and fought cancer with the same determination., A remembrance of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Legion Hall at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett, WA 98201. At her request, there will be a big 'ole Norwegian potluck.



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 Thomas Hecox

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

TACOMA - Frederick Thomas Hecox, 77, of Roy, WA died Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. Fred was born January 21, 1934 in Yakima, WA to Raymond and Laura (LaBissoniere) Hecox. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Broth



Frieda Furrer

Frieda FURRER Age 102, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2011. She spent her last five years in the care of Regency Care Center in Monroe. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter. She is survived by her only son Ronald Furrer and daughter-in-law Beverly; three grandchildren, Scott Furrer, Dianna Peterson, Steve Furrer; and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside family memorial will be held in her honor at a later date. FLINTOFTS ISSAQUAH FUNERAL HOME



Gailene Hale Johnson Sarmir

Granite Falls resident Gailene Sarmir went to Our Lord March 17, 2011., She was born December 29, 1944 in San Diego, CA., She was adopted by Samuel and Jessica Nadine Hale and grew up in Granite Falls, WA. She attended Granite Falls Grade School, Everett High School and Everett Community College. Her working career was spent at Scott Paper Company and Fluke among others, but her great joy was her garden, particularly her rose garden., She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Jessica Nadine Hale., She leaves behind her husband, Jack Sarmir; sons, Larry Johnson (Granite Falls) and Sam Johnson (Everett); brothers, Jim Hale (Lynnwood), Mike Hale (Taunton, MA) and Butch Deebach (Seattle); sister, Martha Caissie (East Falmouth, MA); and grandsons, Michael Johnson and Josh Niseman., Memory of life at 2 p.m., April 10, 2011 at Granite Falls Eagles on North Granite Ave., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your favorite charity.



Gale Davis

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

April 21, 1933 - March 26, 2011 



Gary A. Nelson

It is with great sorrow that Gary A. Nelson passed away on March 22, 2011. Gary was a lifetime resident of Spokane, and graduated from West Valley High School in 1955. After high school, Gary enlisted and served in the U.S., , returning to Spokane to marry his wife of 52 years Deanna, and raise five children on a small farm south of Spokane. Gary drove truck at Perry Brothers for many years, and then moved on to Spokane County as a Superintendent for Hangman Valley Golf Course where he retired. He is preceded in death by his wife Deanna, parents William and Marjorie. Gary is survived by his brother William; five children: Timothy, Russell, David, Gretchen, and Kristen; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank all the relatives, friends, and neighbors for all their prayers and support. May God Bless you all. Please send all cards in care of 4110 N. Ritchey Road, Medical Lake, WA 99022.



George C. Gabriel

On January 13, 2011, our Heavenly Father called home his servant, George C. Gabriel. He died in Big Timber, MT with his wife, Bonnie, at his side., George was born on October 26, 1928, in Boise, Idaho to George M. and Elsie (Peterson) Gabriel. He served in the, for three years then joined the Air Force for a total of 21½ years of military service. He married April 3, 1973 in Moses Lake, WA to Bonnie Schaible. He was active in the LDS church. Many will remember George fondly as the "Tootsie Roll Grandpa". He lived in the Greenacres area for 26 years before moving to MT to be closer to his sons., George was active in Boy Scouts for 42 years. He helped more than 257 young men reach the rank of Eagle Scout. He also volunteered at Greenacres Elementary weekly while his youngest daughter attended school K-6 there. George and Bonnie were honored for their service when the school named the copy machine after them., He will always be remembered for the big smile he always wore and his positive attitude., He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; sons, Gene Gabriel and Ron Schaible of Montana; daughters Brenda of Idaho, Ann Marie of Indiana, Lena of Washington, Diane of South Dakota, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends., A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23515 E. Boone Ave in Liberty Lake, WA.



Geraldine E. Allen

Geraldine E. ALLEN Geraldine E. Allen was born in Sedro Wooley, WA on Jan 8, 1920 and died, peacefully, after a long and happy life, in Kingston, WA Mar 26, 2011. She grew up in Bellingham, graduating from Bellingham High School in 1937 and Western Washington College in 1940. She went back to school and obtained her Masters of Social Work degree from the UW in 1968. Gerry married Larry Flinn in 1942 and had 2 children. She went to work for the Dept of Social & Health Services in 1957. She had a long and successful career there in multiple capacities before retiring in 1986. In 1963 she married Les Allen who predeceased her in 2007. Gerry loved music, flowers, traveling, her dogs and always a party. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Bill) Nolan, her son Stephen Flinn, 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Nan Allen and many beloved nieces, nephews & friends. Her family would like to thank Group Health Hospice of Kitsap Co., especially Dusty, Jayne, Cinde and Harriet, for the very loving care she received. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, Apr 9 at The Stone Chapel Poulsbo Mortuary in Poulsbo. Please visit her online memorial at



Geraldine R. "Gerry" Henry

HENRY, Geraldine R., Passed away at her home in Spokane, WA on November 28, 2010. She was born June 12, 1923 in Wenatchee, WA to Charles I. "Doc" and Harriet L. (Periman) Harrison. She was raised in Clayton, WA and attended schools in Clayton and Deer Park before graduating in 1941. Gerry went on to graduate from the Spokane Deaconess School of Nursing in 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles Joe Henry. They were married on September 14, 1943 prior to his departure for service overseas. She was employed at Tri-County Hospital in Deer Park from the day it opened in 1958 until the family moved to Moses Lake in 1971. She worked at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake until she retired. Gerry was interested in genealogy and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her five children: Harriet Vines of Sequim, WA; Mary Kay (Rick) Bruck and Patricia Ann (Randy) Bruck both of Spokane, John C. (Darcy) Henry of Walla Walla, WA and Michael T. (Debbie) Henry of Eureka, MT. She is also survived by her sister Lois (Leonard) Turrell of Puyallup, WA. In addition, she is survived by eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11:00AM at Heritage Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the charity of you choice. The family would like to thank those members of Spokane Hospice and the caregivers who gave our mother such loving care at the end of her journey.



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.



Gloria Joanne Davis

Gloria Joanne DAVIS Gloria Joanne Davis, lovingly known as Grandma Glo, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2011, in Issaquah, Washington. She was 90 years old. Glo was the only child of Ralph and Helen Scarano, born on April 2, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up in Cleveland and attended college at Ohio University where she met and fell in love with Ross Davis. They married in 1940. Glo and Ross, a High School Band Director, made their home in Ohio and throughout the midwest before settling in California in 1950. Glo spent these happy years as a busy homemaker and devoted mother to her three children. Ross and Glo divorced in 1965 and shortly thereafter she completed her BA in Journalism. Her three children proudly attended her graduation from Cal State Fullerton in 1968. Glo began her career working for newspapers in Orange County, California. In 1969, she moved to Seattle and was immediately hired by the University of Washington where she worked until her retirement in 1988. Glo was known and respected by many at the UW and finished her career as Manager of Temporary Services, assigning more than 200 employees each month to serve throughout campus. Following retirement, Glo volunteered at Hopelink, Election Precincts, the US Census Bureau, and her church. She lived for many years in Queen Anne, followed by Bellevue and Redmond. Glo's passions included cooking, good restaurants, theater, reading, Husky Football, her beloved Seattle Mariners (a member of the Seattle Mariners Women's Club) , ferry boat rides and travel. She saw the world on 13 cruises and claimed Australia as her favorite destination. Glo's family was her greatest passion, by far, and she offered them boundless love and support. Eager to share her Italian heritage, Glo was famous for hosting large Italian feasts for family and friends. She was the supreme hostess creating legendary food and joyous memories around her table. Grandma Glo will be greatly missed by her children: Connie Jo (Jerry) Brower of Des Moines, Washington; Keith (Jonathan) Davis of Lisbon, Portugal; and Frank (Gretchen) Davis of Issaquah, Washington. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren: Doug, Mark, Rachel, Kara, and Tyler and her 4 great grandchildren: Jessica, DJ, Joe, and Kayla. Glo also leaves a huge network of friends that enriched her life. A celebration of Life will be held for Glo at 4:00pm on Saturday, April 9th at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, 1836 156th AVE NE, Bellevue, WA 98007 (425)746-8080. In lieu of flowers, Glo requested that donations be made to Hopelink, P.O. Box 3577, Redmond, WA 98073; 425-869-6000.




Greta BURDEN Greta was born June 14, 1918 in Kirkland, WA. She died March 27, 2011 in Seattle, WA surrounded by her loving family and beloved dog, Topper. Greta is survived by her four sons John (Jan) Burden, Jim (Barb) Burden, Robert Burden, and Chuck Burden, two brothers Sterling Sessions and Milt (Connie) Sessions. Memorial Mass Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11:00am at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2807 15th Avenue So., Seattle, WA 98144. Memorials to The Washington Care Center, 2821 S. Walden, Seattle, WA 98144. Please sign the online memorial at




Howard Peter Rathvon, 81, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TX due to complications of Parkinson's Disease., Born on January 17, 1930 to Edgar and Rosie Rathvon in Birdsview, WA. He graduated from Concrete High School, WA and after serving in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA. He then attended Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX. He retired from Roadway Express, Inc. in 2000 and continued with a Christian literature ministry. He loved the Lord and the study of His Word, the Bible., He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law Ethel & Bill West; sisters-in-law Carolyn Rathvon (John) and Norma Rathvon (Mark)., Survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna Lease Rathvon, Dallas, TX; three children Linda Hicks and her husband Kenneth, Red Oak, TX; David Rathvon, and his partner, David Hamdan, Dallas, TX; Deborah Meraz and her husband Michael, Ontario, CA; five grandchildren: Jacob and Christine Meraz, Ontario, CA, Kenny, Kevin, Lilli Hicks, Red Oak, TX; sisters: Dorothy Hughes (Homer) Sedro-Woolley, WA, Violet Aiken (Fred) Sedro-Woolley, WA; brothers: John Rathvon, Mount Vernon, WA; Roy Rathvon (JoAnne) Arlington, WA; Mark Rathvon, Sedro-Woolley, WA; Glen Rathvon (Jill) Arlington, WA; Dick Rathvon (MaryAnn) Longview, WA., Special thanks to Dr. Jaime Gomez, Dr. Jorge Romero and wife Cheryl, the staff on 15th Floor Roberts Bldg., Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, The Madison on Marsh, Carrollton, TX and VNA Hospice., A memorial celebration will be held on April 16th from 2 to 4 pm at Grace Bible Church, Dallas., Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Inc. 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305; Ligonier Ministries, P.O. Box 863595, Orlando, Florida 32886-3595; Leading the Way, P.O. Box 20100, Atlanta, GA 30325-9877 or a charity of choice., 2 Corinthians 5:8 "To be away from the body (is to be) at home with the Lord."



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.



Hazel Ione Ahl

Was born on February 17, 1914 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, and passed away on March 28, 2011 in Medical Lake, Washington. Hazel was the youngest of eleven children, the daughter of J.B. Walker and Elizabeth Jerome. She grew up in Broken Bow and met and married the love of her life, Herbert Ahl, in 1931. Their son, Chuck, was born in 1932, and the young family set out from Nebraska to make their way in the world as the Great Depression and the ravages of the Dust Bowl choked opportunities in the Midwest. They moved to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Twin Falls, ID, and the Tri-Cities area of Washington. Herb worked as a brick mason on projects for the United States government, including the Bonneville Dam and eventually the family made their way to Spokane and both Herb and Hazel found jobs working at the Kaiser rolling mill during World War II. Their youngest son, Ron, was born in Spokane in 1945 and the family made their home here in the proceeding years., After Herb retired in 1978, Herb and Hazel purchased a motor home and traveled back to Nebraska visiting family and old friends. Herb passed away too soon in 1989 and Hazel moved to the West Plains to live next to her son, Ron, and his young family., Hazel enjoyed watching her three grandsons grow up. She attended every school concert and sport event and marked their progress by posting every handmade craft and grade report and eagerly invited every visitor to note the accomplishments of her "boys". She also enjoyed visits from granddaughter Shari and great-grandchildren, Angie and Krista O'Neel., In her later years, Hazel enjoyed the company of a great friend, Ron Mc Pheron. They spent many hours attending functions for the Eagles, traveling to various areas in the Northwest and contributing their organizing efforts to conventions and committees. They particularly enjoyed visiting old friends and meeting new ones in the Tri-Cities area., Hazel had an amazingly positive attitude throughout her life. She was always ready and willing to put on her coat and hop in the car, happy to be having a new adventure. She enjoyed meeting new people and warmly considered everyone a friend. She endured difficult times with optimism and determination, ready to pitch in and help with whatever she could contribute. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, and a wonderfully generous friend. Hazel endured the sorrow and joys of life and taught everyone how to live fully and enjoy the simple pleasures of a home-cooked meal and the company of friends., Hazel is survived by her son Ron (Joan) and grandsons Herb, Alexander, and Gabriel Ahl; granddaughter Shari O'Neel and great granddaughter Krista O'Neel; grandson Gary Ahl, his wife Elaine, their children and grandchildren, step-grandchildren Richard Bryant and Terri Bryant, and numerous nephews and nieces., Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Herb, sons Harold and Charles, granddaughter Angie O'Neel, and her special friend Ron. She will be greatly missed., A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA., In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of Hazel's attitude toward helping those down on their luck and less fortunate than herself, the family suggests donations in her name to the House of Charity, P.O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210-2253.



Helen Cline

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

July 12, 1913 - March 25, 2011 



Hilda Mae Cooperman

Hilda Cooperman peacefully passed away on March 27, 2011 in Portland, OR at the age of 95., She was born on May 6, 1915, the youngest of three girls born to Samuel and Hilda Short. Hilda lived her early years on Indian Island near Port Townsend, WA and then in the Seattle area. She met her future husband, David Cooperman, in her sophomore year at West Seattle High School. They shared a wonderful life together until his passing in 2007 at the age of 91., In l951, Dave and Hilda settled in Snohomish, WA to own the Suburban Oil Heat Company and several gas stations until their retirement in l982. They then moved to Edmonds and cherished their home above the ferry docks on Puget Sound., Hilda started playing golf in her 60s and was an active member of Everett Golf and Country Club until her late eighties. She loved travelling the Northwest with her golf group to compete in tournaments, especially when she won., Hilda is survived by those who loved and adored her, children, Dick Cooperman (Sue) and Carole Kinnune (Bill); grandchildren, Dave Cooperman (Randy Sampson), Julie Cooperman, Laura Santos (Joe); and great-grandchildren, Jamille, Grayson, Stella and Ryder., Hilda will be deeply missed by all who shared her life. No service will be held. The family will gather this summer to celebrate the lives of Dave and Hilda at their most memorable places around Puget Sound, including Alki Beach and Kayak Point.



Hope Braun

Spokane Valley resident Hope Chaney Braun, 64 passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011. Hope was born December 28, 1946. Hope was married to Ron Braun, who was the love of her life, for 48 years. She dedicated so much of herself for the past 30 years to Right to Life of Spokane and had a passion for helping mothers in need as well as any human life in need. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society, and enjoyed her time with her dear friends, however, Hope's true happiness was found when surrounded by her family. She loved being a grandma so much and was such a wonderful wife, mom, --gram', sister, daughter and friend. The world is a better place because Hope was in it. Her mother, Eleanor Chaney Baker and dad, Walt Chaney as well as her sister, Lesley Pierson, precede her in death. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ron Braun; daughters: Donna Rae (Braun) Olson, Toni (Braun) Bates and Brenda (son-in-law Richard) Poston, sister, Renie (Peter) Cannava of Soldotna, Alaska, grandsons; Kirk Olson, Richie Poston, Kurtis Poston, Tyler Poston and Trent Olson as well as many very dear friends. Memorials may be made to Right to Life at: 111 East Central, Spokane WA 99208 in honor of Hope. A memorial service is being held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Berean Bible Church in Spokane Valley, we invite all who would like to join in a celebration of this amazing woman's life.



Hugh Leonard Johnston III

Hugh Leonard Johnston III departed this life and was received by our Lord on March 29, 2011., Hugh Johnston was a very diverse man who enjoyed skiing, skydiving, kayaking, jazz music, and new technologies. He was a vivacious reader who enjoyed many aspects of life., Hugh gained his survey education at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the early 1970s. He rose through the ranks in projects such as the Trans Alaska Pipeline and continued to survey in Alaska, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon and California. He spent time as a Cadastral Assistant with the State of Alaska, and taught Survey at the City College level in Santa Ana California. In his 16 years working for Trimble Navigation, he worked on a myriad of projects including the construction of the Laser Interferometry Gravitational Wave Observatory, the scanning of geysers in Yellowstone Park, and the Control Survey of the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor. Hugh has trained thousands of survey personnel on three continents for private, governmental, and military clients. Hundreds have taken advantage of Hugh's skill and experience in Post Processed GPS, RTK, and terrestrial training., He leaves to cherish his memories: one loving sister, one loving soul mate, one loving son, two wonderful grandchildren, and friends around the world., A gathering will be held at Hugh's home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho April 8, 4-8pm., In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions can be made in Hugh's name at his favorite charity: Feed America, BROTHERS MORTUARY AND CREMATORY, HAMILTON, MT considers it an honor to serve the family. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at



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 A. Chandler

James A. CHANDLER Born in Seattle, Jim was born on 3/12/1934 and passed away on3/23/2011 after a brief bout with cancer. He graduated from West Seattle high school in 1952. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in Korea and the Pacific and discharged in 1956 as radarman3/C. Attained an AAS degree from Seattle Community College,and also taught courses in bldg. dept. administration,plan review and inspections. Served as building official for the cities of Kent, Bellevue and Renton retiringin 1997.Served on numerous committee's for ICBO and was chairman of the energy code development committee. He was also a past president and lifetime member of the Wa Assn of Building Officials and worked as a consultant during a lengthy conversion of 3 national building codes. His hobbies included golf, fishing, genealogy, and he loved baseball. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn. Surviving are wife Joyce (Tasa) Chandler,sons Scott of Renton, Gregg (Denise) of Black Diamond, Brett (Lili) of Kent and Jeff (Anita) of Renton. A memorial service will be on Friday, April 8, at 2 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in West Seattle, 6701 30th Ave SW, 98126. The surviving family would also like to thank the hospice staff for all their help and support and care.



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.



James Edward Dunlap

Passed away peacefully at his home in Colbert, WA on Saturday, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife and family., Dr. Dunlap was born in Elyria, Ohio to James and Pauline Dunlap on September 5, 1936. He graduated from, College of Dentistry in 1961. Following service in the US Army Dental Corp at Ft. Hood, Texas, he practiced dentistry in Elyria, Ohio and Billings, Montana., He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara; three children: Jennifer (Michael) Jacobi and grandsons, Benjamin and Samuel; James N. (Amber) Dunlap and grandson, Taylor and granddaughters, Elise and Claire; Marni (Jeff) Nuzum and granddaughters, McKenna and Sydni; and his sister, Janice Soland, niece Elizabeth and nephew Jim (Sara) Soland., Jim was an active outdoorsman - hunting, fishing, skiing and gardening and spending time at his home at Priest Lake, ID. He and Barbara enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. He had a great passion for music and played saxophone in several area bands. Jim had many enduring friendships over the years and valued each and every one., His smiling face and sense of humor will be greatly missed. A Celebration of his Life is being planned for May, 2011., In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in his honor be sent to the, , The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or a charity of choice., Please visit Jim's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangement by



James Richard Duggar

James Richard DUGGAR (Age 63) Jim passed away on September 18, 2010 at the Hospice of Kitsap County from complications following an injury sustained after a fall. Jim was born on April 4, 1947 in Seattle to James T. Duggar and Hazel Faye (Goodwin) Duggar. He lived in Southern California until the family returned to Seattle during his late teens. Jim graduated from the University of Washington in 1970 with a B.A. in Anthropology, and while there, he affiliated with the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Through the 1969 until the mid 1970's, Jim was active with the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America. During this time, Jim served in several leadership positions for the summer camp programs at Camp Omache and Camp Brinkley. Professionally, Jim was a certified Social Studies teacher and held credentials as a substance abuse counselor. The accomplishment that he was the most proud of was becoming a master gardener and operating his own business, JR Lawn & Landscaping Service, for many years. When injuries forced him to close his business, it was a very sad day for him. In his later years, he was a good neighbor and friend within his Ravenna/Bryant Park community. Until his final illness, Jim always enjoyed sitting down with a friend, having a cup of coffee and discussing a wide variety of interests. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his sister Monica Macdonnell, a niece, and several cousins. There will be a memorial service and celebration of life for Jim at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery chapel on Tuesday, April 12 at noon. A reception will be held after the service for friends and family to reflect on and share memories of their friend Jim. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America, 3120 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144.




Jean Ann ANDERSON Born May 19, 1922 in Ketchikan, AK. Passed away March 30, 2011 in Des Moines, WA. Jean was married to John Anderson. He preceded her in death in 1983. Beloved mother of Bruce (Robin) Anderson and Jeff (Leslie) Anderson; grandmother of Peter, Joshua, Alicia, Kyle, Ben, and Spencer and sister-in-law and best friend for 73 years of Irene Dobszinsky. Visitation Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM with a funeral service with a reception following Thursday April 7 starting at 1:00 PM all at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at



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 



Jerry Dean Tighe

Jerry Dean Tighe, 46, of Lake Stevens, WA passed away March 18, 2011. He was born August 24, 1964 in Germany, the son of James and Barbara Tighe, and lived in Lake Stevens for 40 plus years., Jerry married Brenda Kane in 2006. He worked for the Mukilteo Boy's and Girl's Clubs for 16 years. He was a member of the Snohomish County AA. Jerry loved being with the kids, coaching baseball and basketball. He sincerely enjoyed his family which included the kids at the Boy's and Girl's Clubs and his friends at Snohomish County AA. Jerry loved helping in any way he could and passed on the knowledge he learned. He will be deeply missed by many., He is survived by his son, Nathan Tighe; three brothers, Jim Tighe, John Tighe and his family, and Jeff Tighe and his family., Jerry's wife, Brenda, preceded him in death on October 23, 2010. He was also preceded by his parents, James and Barbara Tighe., A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 at Solie Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 9 at the Snohomish Community Baptist Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd., Snohomish, WA., Memorial donations are suggested to the Snohomish Community Baptist Church., Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home.



Joanne Furan Rodgers

Joanne passed away March 21, 2011 in Salem, OR. She was born December 4, 1929 in Everett and graduated from Everett High in 1948., She married Robert Rodgers in 1951. They lived in Salem for many years., She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Mary Furan; and brother, Alan Furan., Besides her husband, Bob, she is survived by daughters, Susan (Rod) McDowell, Jan Rodgers and Linda Rodgers; six grand-daughters; and one great-grandson; sister, Sharon (Tom) Gresli, of Camano Is., WA; nieces; and their children, Leigh (Jim) Evans, Jaime and Erin, Lyn (Todd) Johnson, Paige and Cooper; as well as several cousins in Washington and Norway., Services were held in Salem on March 25, 2011.



Joanne McKee Johnson

Our beloved mother passed away unexpectedly in her sleep February 2, 2011., She left us with so many treasured memories of her love, beauty, sense of humor, determination, contagious smile and laughter along with her perseverance and courage. These memories will live on in us as well as within those lives that she touched. Thank you Mom!, Joanne was born in Aurora, IL January 23, 1943 to Aloysious and Joy (Jensen) Wiesbrock and is survived by her siblings, James Wiesbrock of Land O'Lakes, WI and Michele (Wiesbrock) Phleger of Minneapolis, MN and a large extended family., Mom began a new life adventure in Washington State in the City of Lake Stevens after her wedding to Edwin W. McKee in January 1963., She is survived by her seven children who were her pride and joy, Cindy LaRue, Katharine (Ron) Hendrickson, Connie (Kevin) Gaston, Sandra (Jamie) Elvrom, Patty (Jake) Dietz, Michael McKee, and Peter McKee. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Toni, Taylor, Rachel, Josiah, Garrett, Ted, Ronnie, Stephen, Mitchel, Nic, Ryan, Caleb, Megan and Bethany., The last 10 years of her life Joanne lived in Port Angeles, WA with her husband Monty Johnson., Our mom taught us to love, to laugh and to value family. We will miss you and your sense of humor, mom. And mom, "we love you more!", A celebration of Joanne's life will be held April 9, 2011 at the Marysville Church of the Nazarene, located at 8240 64th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270. Service begins at 11 a.m. followed by food and fellowship. Please come and share your memories with us.



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 Charley Schulz

John went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 30, 2011 following a lingering illness. He was born February 1, 1936 in Eden, NY to Ernest and Helen Schulz. After graduating from West Seneca High School he worked for Bethlehem Steel until he joined the Air Force. He served four years and was last stationed at Paine Field in Everett. He was then employed as an Engineering Technician in the Electrical Engineering Department at the, , where he worked for 40 years retiring in 2001. A special memory for John was the opportunity he had to join a U of W Electrical Engineering Research Team that went to Antarctica in 1970. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Everett., He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest; mother, Helen; brother, Ernie; and son, David., John is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 51 years; sons, Mark (Cindy), Doug (Grace) and Evan (Maya); grandchildren, Lane, Anne, Garrett and Gwen Schulz and Amir Chouderey; brothers, Richard and Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews., The family expresses a special thank you to the Cassimiro Adult Family Home for the wonderful and loving care given to John during his illness., Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3332 Colby Ave., Everett, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions Fund, Calvary Baptist Church or to the Undergraduate EE Scholarship fund at the University of Washington.



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 



Joyce L. Clark

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Katharine Welch Clancy

Katharine Welch CLANCY Katharine died at the age of 94 on March 24th. Born to Lillian E. and George Welch on July 7, 1916 in Port Townsend, WA. She was the maternal grand-daughter of Charles Eisenbeis, early pioneer (1858) and first mayor of Port Townsend. She was the widow of John Clancy, M.D., Seattle obstetrician and gynecologist who died in 1995. They were married in 1942 and always lived in Seattle except for Dr. Clancy's navy sea duty from 1943 to 1945. At the age of nine she became the pianist for the senior Sunday school at the First Presbyterian Church in Port Townsend, holding the position until nine years later when she left for college. Katharine graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Music and English Literature. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and a lifetime U. W. Alum. She had been an active guild member of the Washington Park Arboretum, the Music and Art Foundation (Cornish School), and the Children's Hospital. She and Dr. Clancy were season ticket holders to the U.W. President's Piano Concerto, the Seattle Opera and the Repetory Theatre. She thoroughly enjoyed her investment club, an Antique study club, gardening, playing tennis, reading, Chinese painting classes, and daily classical piano playing. She was a former president of the Lakeside Mothers' Club, was on the Board of the Seattle Tennis Club, and at one time sang in the Epiphany Episcopal Church choir. She was a member of the Sunset Club and the Seattle Tennis Club. She predeceases her beloved children Katharine Enkema (Niel), WA; Dr. John Clancy, Jr. (Kathleen), IL; Joseph P. (Nancy), VA; Timothy M. (Gretchen) WA; and Daniel F. (Adele), WA; eight grandsons John F. Clancy (Jennifer), GA; Christopher J. Clancy (Arlene), CA; Peter M. Clancy (Megan), IL; Mark C. Enkema and Matthew C. Enkema, WA; Michael P. Clancy and John M. Clancy, WA; Sean K. Clancy, WA; sister Imogene Cotton of Redmond and great grandsons Will, Jack, Tom and Joseph. She was predeceased by her brother, Joe Welch of Port Townsend who died in 1979, and an infant son who died at birth in 1951. The family is most grateful to her caregivers who provided so much over the final years of her life, Rita Skurski and her husband Jim, Jim Blair and Providence Hospice of Seattle. Private services were held at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Broadway, and internment at Calvary Cemetery in a family plot. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Joseph Baby Corner, 1001 Broadway, Suite 100, Seattle,WA 98122.



Kathy D. Burns

Friday, April 1, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Kathy D. Burns, of Yakima, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Summitview Healthcare center. She was born in Morton County, North Dakota to John F. and Bert E. (Schmidt) Staudinger. 



Kathy M. Birk

Kathy passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2011. She was born July 6, 1960 at Fairchild AFB to William and Eunice Birk. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Gary Birk (Terri); a sister, Terri Williams (Dale); and her twin sister, Karen Brown (Steve); nephews, Aerik, Jacob and Kyle Williams, Isaac Brown; nieces, Jessica Birk and Abigail Brown; and three great-nephews, Lyric and Brodie Williams, and Hunter Abraham. Kathy lived in Seattle for a number of years after completing high school and then returned to Spokane where she worked in numerous restaurants until her stroke in 2003 left her disabled and unable to work. Kathy loved animals and shared her apartment with her beloved cat, Alley. She will be remembered for her lovely smile and quick wit. Our family prayers are that she is once again able to run and dance with joy., There will be a memorial service for Kathy on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. with her brother-in-law, Rev. Stephen Brown, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St.; Spokane, WA 99217 or to a charity of your choice.



Keith Dooling

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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.



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



Larry E. Rodgers Jr.

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Larry James Sloan

Larry James Sloan of Everett, WA passed away on March 27, 2011. Services will be held in the Philippines, where he last resided. 



LeRoy Fanning

Friday, April 1, 2011 2:00 PM 

LeRoy Fanning was born March 31, 1927, in Great Falls, MT. At an early age, the family came to Washington and he was raised and attended school in Vancouver, WA. He joined the Merchant Marines to "see the world" and married his wife of 60 years, Charmaine Reymond, in 1950.



Leanne Kim (Pallo) Parker

Leanne Kim Parker, 36, of Hubbard, OR, formerly of Startup, WA, passed over March 24, 2011 due to complications following a minor surgery., She was born in Seoul, Korea on August 14, 1974., Leanne arrived in America on February 24, 1975 to become the first daughter of Stan and Loretta Pallo., Leanne attended the Sultan schools and graduated from Sultan High School in 1992. Following high school, she continued working at the Alpen Drive Inn in Startup where she had worked while in school. She then moved to a manufacturing job in Kirkland, WA. It was while working there that she met Dale Parker. They were married December 26, 1997. Following their marriage, they lived in Startup, Kirkland, and Ames Lake before moving to Hubbard, OR., Leanne leaves at home her husband, Dale; and children, Andreas, Cole, and Fischer. She is also survived by her parents, Stan and Loretta Pallo; brothers David (Rhonda) and Gene; sister, Marie Eakin (Brad); and grandmother, Mary Baker; as well as Dale's parents, Jo Bastiaanse (Ken) and Clare Parker (Debbie); sister-in-law, Claudia Cook (Blair); and her very best friend, Vanessa (Erdman) Stuart., Leanne was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is truly missed., A gathering of friends and family to celebrate her life will be scheduled later. For those wishing to assist the boys, an account has been established at Key Bank in the name of Clare (Dale) Parker. The bank address is 3624 Pacific Highway, P.O. Box 70, Hubbard, Oregon, 97032., Key Bank advises that to avoid confusion and assure prompt processing, it should be noted on the donation that the account to be deposited into originates in Washington.



Leisa Deschaine

Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:33 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 14, 1957 - March 26, 2011 



Lela Key

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

Dec. 4, 1942 - March 25, 2011 



Leo Chappie

A memorial service will be held for Leo Chappie on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM, on his property at 3132 Black Jack Trail in South Bay, Lake Whatcom. Moles Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Bayview Chapel



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



Lillian Anton

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Lillian Anton, 88, of Yakima passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, March 26, 2011. She was born on March 3, 1923 in Eden Township, South Dakota to Frank and Susanne (Pitzel) E



Lois Irene Burch

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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 



Loren L. Schlimmer

Passed away on March 31, 2011 in Odessa, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, at the home; one daughter, Juli (Robin) Weishaar of Odessa, WA; daughter-in-law Debbie Schafer, Spokane, WA; five grandchildren: Jeremy (Melanie) Schlimmer, Jake Schlimmer, Megan Clark, Nicholas (Kim) Weishaar, and LeeAnne (Harrison) Nikolao; four great-grandchildren: Hadyn and Carter Schlimmer, Zoe and Joshua Clark, numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Con and Hattie Schlimmer, two sons: an infant son in 1965 and Bill Schlimmer in 2002, his brother, Roger Schlimmer and his sister Myra Juris. He was a member of the Marlin Presbyterian Church. He was a Korean Conflict Veteran with the US Army. He was a member of the Odessa American Legion Post 105 and of the Ritzville, . A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA with Dr. Rev. Chester R. Dorsey, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation, POB 368 Odessa, WA 99159 or charity of choice. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Loretta Marie Fox

Loretta Marie Fox, 95, passed away on March 30th at home surrounded by her loving family. Loretta was born Oct. 18, 1915 in Uniontown, WA, the 2nd child of Albert and Mary Mosman. She grew up in Uniontown and at the age of 12 moved to Central Ridge, ID with her family. During her adult years, she lived in Walla Walla, Spokane, and for the last 26 years in Vancouver., Loretta was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Vancouver. After many years in temporary housing, Holy Redeemer broke ground on their new church building in 2008. With additional interior details yet to complete, the dedication of the new parish facility took place in 2009 and it was a high point in Loretta's life., Loretta is survived by sons, James J. Fox (Marilyn) of Vancouver, WA, David R. Fox (Cathy) of Bend, OR; daughters, Jeannie M. Riler (Fred) of Issaquah, WA and Lisa M. Fox of Vancouver, WA; six grandchildren, Jeff, John, Kelly, Jennifer, Stephanie and Melissa; seven great-grandchildren, Katy, Jack, Gus, Grace, Charlie, Lucas and Olive; and all five of her siblings, Bernadine (97), Raymond (93), Stella (90), Jean (88) and Clarence (85)., She was preceded in death by her husband, John Fox in 1980; and her daughter, Sheila E. Fox, in 1998., A memorial service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Vancouver on Wed., April 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A rosary service will be held at Hennessey Funeral Home in Spokane, WA on Thurs. April 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Spokane on Fri., April 8th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. She will be laid to rest next to her husband John., Memorials may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund, 17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver, WA 98687 or the charity of your choice., Please share memories at, or



M. Rita Andre

Rita loved to travel and she embarked on her last journey Sunday, March 27th, 2011. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her children. She was born in Spokane in 1922. She graduated from Holy Names Academy as valedictorian and went on to receive her BSN from Gonzaga University and MED from Whitworth University. Rita was an accomplished pianist and in 1941 won the Greater Spokane Music Festival Piano Division. After nursing graduation, she spent a year on the faculty of Columbus School of Nursing, in Great Falls Montana. Rita returned to Spokane in 1946 to marry Leo (Pat) Andre. She then was on the faculty of Sacred Heart School of Nursing for two years until she left nursing to raise her family of five children. By the time the children were in school Rita felt a great need to again be involved with the profession she loved. She was on the faculty of St Luke's School of Nursing until it closed and then was on the faculty of Deaconess School of Nursing until its closing. At this time Rita accepted the position of Associate Chief of Nursing Service Education at the V.A. Medical Center where she worked until she retired. In 1978 she married Gail Hinthorne. They enjoyed many activities together including hunting, fishing, dancing and traveling. Her career included involvement in many citywide and state nursing committees and she was often called on to present workshops on the latest developments in nursing. She was published in several nursing journals. Rita loved to travel and saw most of the U.S. and Canada and many foreign countries. She especially enjoyed China, Russia and Africa. Golf and bridge were her source of relaxation, and she spent many happy hours at both. She was a member of both the Esmeralda and Downriver Ladies 18 Hole Golf Clubs. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League as well as the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She is survived by her sister Phyllis Wintersteen of Quincy, Illinois; her children, Patricia "Trish" Elser and husband John, Lynn Lysick and husband Gene of Morgantown, West Virginia, Chris Andre, Don Andre of Seattle, and Clint Andre and his wife Debbie. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for the family at a future date. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Crosswalk Youth Shelter of Spokane.



Madeleine Michela (Macchia) Borda

Madeleine BORDA Madeleine Michela (Macchia) Borda of Mercer Island, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and friend, went gently into the night on March 24, 2011, in Seattle. Madeleine was born in Seattle on May 8, 1922 to Antonetta and Trifone Macchia, of Bari, Italy. she lived her early years in several Skagit County railroad towns where her father worked for Great Northern. The family later settled in Everett, and Madeleine went on to graduate from Everett High School and Everett Business College. In 1948 she married Louis Borda of Tacoma. The couple made their home in Seattle and began raising their growing family, moving to Mercer Island in 1970. Madeleine was a prolific knitter, talented cook, professional bookkeeper, and enthusiastic traveler, but her most ardent passion was being a mother and grandmother. Simple pleasures shared with family and friends made her the happiest. She leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Louis, their six children, Richard (Mary Lynn) of Denver, James, Thomas (Carol), Rosalie, Marianne Zech (Joe), and John (Becky), 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The family wishes to acknowledge the staff at Swedish Hospital for their tireless and compassionate care. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Sunday, April 3rd, at 7:00p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m., both at St. Monica's Church, Mercer Island. Madeleine often reflected back on the dedicated care she received at Children's Hospital in Seattle in her youth. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to Children's Hospital. Sign Madeleine Guest Book at



Madge Jones

Madge Jones was born on May 9, 1926. After a long battle with Alzheimer's, Madge passed away on March 27, 2011 at the age of 84 due to complications from her disease., Madge was born in Lemmon, SD and later moved to Marysville, WA where she wed her husband, Arnold Jones, whom precedes her in death. Madge is also preceded in death by her son, Gary Jones, and seven siblings., Madge is survived by her son Warren Jones (Susan) and children Jason Jones and son, Connor Jones; Sandy Richardson (Shawn); and Sarah Jones; daughter Margie Wells (Scott), and children Angie Wells, Todd Wells (Amanda) son Trent Wells; and Kyle Wells; and son David Jones (Lynda), children Aimie Jones, Airron Meyer (Jamie) and children Haedyn Meyer and Hudsyn Meyer; and Lisa Jones. She is also survived by her brother Glen Gilman (Gertrude) of St. George, UT, in-laws Edna Gilman of California, Verna Jones of Marysville, WA, and Tom Kirby of South Dakota., Madge had a long, fulfilling life with her family and friends. She enjoyed baking, shopping, and spending time with her loved ones. She and Arnie enjoyed fishing and traveling together in their motorhome. Often days, you would find Madge outside gardening and conversing with neighbors. She also enjoyed staying active and was involved in TOPS for many years., We give special thanks for the wonderful care she received at Linda's AFH during her final months., At her request, there will be no services., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.



Margaret "Peggy" Bracy

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Margaret "Peggy" Kissling Arnold

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Margaret "Peggy" Kissling Arnold, 90, Yakima, WA, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at her home with her family at her side. Peggy was born March 12, 1921 in Sunnyside, Washington to



Margaret (Pride) LaRowe

Passed away on March 17, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born on December 3, 1937 in New York City to Frederick and Margaret Pride. Her formative years were spent in NYC, Washington D.C., and Bronxville, NY. She graduated from Bronxville High, Bradford Junior College, and with honors from Ohio State. Peggy worked for Iona College and Morgan Guaranty Trust in NYC where she met and married James Wickersham. Living in Connecticut they raised two children, Tilney and Peter, and stepson, Jay., Aside from family Peggy enjoyed fox hunting, stewarding horse shows, Transatlantic sailboat racing, running a farm, and raising ponies. A divorce found her working as an accountant and horse show steward., Peggy reacquainted with Pete LaRowe, a high school steady, and they were married in 1998. Alzheimer's led to her demise., She is survived by two sisters, Patty Eaton of Tulsa, OK, Penny Devereaux of Williamstown, MA; daughter, Tilney Wickersham-Mestrich of Washington D.C.; son, Peter Wickersham of Seattle, WA; and six grandchildren, Nora, Franny and Charlotte Mestrich and Lucy, Jacob and Meg Wickersham., A memorial service will be held at Rockwood Manor South at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spokane's hospice or, Arrangements entrusted to Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.



Margaret Davidson

Margaret Zylstra Davidson went peacefully to be with her Lord on March 15, 2011 in Vancouver, WA, with her family by her side. She was born the 4th of five children in Harlowton, MT to Joseph and Ruth (Strom) Carlson and was adopted at age 4 by Joseph and Ruth Spong of Oakland, CA., Margaret married Art Zylstra of Lynden, WA in 1945, and together they were Covenant Church missionaries in Quito, Ecuador, Panama City, Panama, and Nome, AK. They enjoyed the adventure of serving God and raising four children until Art's death in 1964., She moved to Vancouver, WA in 1978, was married to Wes Pettit (1981-87) and Charles Davidson (1988-07), both of LaCenter, WA. She lived contentedly at Clearwater Springs, Vancouver for the past three years., A gifted musician, she loved playing piano and organ, especially in worship. Bible study was her passion, and she relished teaching Bible to others, continuing to memorize scripture up until the week of her death. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life, and she kept close to all of us, praying for us daily. She taught us by word and example to love Jesus with all our hearts. We will miss her laughter, her kind and joyful spirit, and her steadfastness., Margaret is survived by her brother, Jim Frederickson; and two sisters, Ruth Benton and Pat Westlind; children, Cathy (Whitehead) Owens, Lennard Zylstra, Jonathan Zylstra, and Sylvia Dittmer; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren., Private burial was held at Northwood Park Cemetery, Ridgefield, WA., Please sign Margaret's guest book at:



Marie Johnson

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 10, 1923 - March 27, 2011 



Marilu Ella Goodrich

Marilu Ella Goodrich, 80, of Vancouver, WA, passed away March 29, 2011 under the loving care of the nurses at the Ray Hickey Hospice House, with the family close by. Her death was preceded by Arden, her husband of 62 years in 2009., Marilu loved family gatherings, camping, backyard picnics and holidays. She spent years involved with AGLOW, a Christian organization for women; traveling annually to conferences across the states with friends, something she enjoyed very much. She also loved collecting photographs and greeting cards., Marilu is survived by three daughters, Linda Rasmussen, Becky Hutton (Scott) and Julie Davis (Michael); two sons, Walter Goodrich (Lynda) and James Goss (Verna); seven grandchildren, Cory, Brett (Liz), Sarah, Melissa, Jennifer (Steven), Jordan and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Colin, Brooke and Owen., The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Southwest and The Ray Hickey Hospice House for their support and care of our sweet Mom, Grandma, Gram and GG. A memorial service will be held on Sat., April 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Center, 1801 Daniels Street, Vancouver, WA., Please sign Marilu's guest book at:



Marion Yee Eng

Marion Yee ENG February 5, 1926 ~ March 13, 2011 Marion, 85, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord after receiving excellent care by her adult family home and hospice care workers in Seattle, WA. She is deeply loved and will be missed by her daughters Tina, Sharon, and Debbie (Gordon Chan), and granddaughters (Cece and Christa Chan). Marion, born in Albany, NY, is also survived by her siblings Lydia Yee and Peter (Lonnie) Yee, and many other niec es, nephews and extended family members. Marion's loving actions, witty comments, creativity in cook ing, writing Chinese poetry, and mastering the art of making every one feel welcome (or entertained) whether in Chinese or in English - will be missed by all. Marion was preceded in death by her beloved husband Fong ('03), and eldest daughter Patty ('72). Now, in God's loving presence, the three can enjoy a happy reunion together in Heaven! What a great party that must've been! As for the rest of us, we can enjoy a Celebration of Marion's life to be held on Saturday, April 9, 11am, at Chinese Baptist Church, 5801 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle. Remem brances may also be posted online at In lieu of flow ers, you may want to consider giving to these organizations that are close to Marion and Marion's family's heart: Seattle Chinese Alliance Church (, Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted (www.csbps. com), Providence Hospice of Seattle (, and the ministry at the Bread of Life Mission (



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 



Martha Jolene Florin

On March 29, 2011 God called one of his most beautiful creations home. Martha Jolene Florin, age 61, was a cherished and profoundly loved wife, mom, grandma, sister, and friend. She lived for, and devoted every moment and ounce of herself to her family -" nothing in life mattered more to her. Our lives will be forever altered and hollowed without her. Marty was born in Pasco, WA in 1950 to Johnny and Erlene Alvina Earls (Gray). She grew up in Grand Coulee, WA and graduated in 1968. She moved to Spokane in 1973, met her soon to be husband shortly thereafter, they married in 1976, and spent the remaining years raising their family in Otis Orchards, WA. Marty was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1979 and spent 32 years rebelliously battling this chronic, progressive and unpredictable disease which ultimately and unexpectedly stole her from us. She leaves behind the love of her life, best friend, and husband of 35 years, Daniel Michael Florin; her three children, their spouses and her beloved grandchildren - daughter Jennifer Marie, her husband David and grandsons Anthony and Darian; son Michael David, his wife Christal and granddaughter Trinity; and son Kristopher Daniel and his wife Sonja; her loving sister, Margaret Busenbark; her brother, Edward Gray; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Marty loved bringing her family together as often as possible, especially for her special dinners, she treasured spending time with her grandkids, she adored her two dogs (a.k.a. second kids), she loved her flowers and tinkering in her beautiful yard, and greatly enjoyed traveling to warm places. She spent many years of her life as a florist creating breathtaking arrangements for weddings, homes, and businesses. Her hard work and dedication in everything she did was awe-inspiring. She was a special, extraordinary woman and the pearl of our lives. A time of visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, April 7th from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday, April 8th from 8am to 5 pm and Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 3 pm. A memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, April 9th at 3 pm.



Martin Payne

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, April 4, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. A Remembrance Service will start at 5:30 p.m. 



Marva Dee "Marty" Marcus

Marva "Marty" Dee Marcus, 45, of Lynnwood, WA passed away at home on March 30, 2011., She was born May 27, 1965 in Basin, WY the daughter of Marvin Marcus and the late Dolores Marcus. She worked many years helping others less fortunate and in desperate need of assistance. Her most recent position was with the YWCA where she touched many lives of people of whom she will be dearly missed. She made this world a better place whether by lending a hand, sharing a laugh or just knowing she was in your corner., She is survived by her daughter, JoDee and her son, Lukian of which meant the absolute world to her. The sun rose and set on her children. She is also survived by her father, Marvin, sister, Gloria and brothers, Robert and Rick, as well as numerous other extended family members., She is preceded in death by her mother, Dolores., A service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Becks Funeral Home in Edmonds, WA., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the YWCA (



Mary Elizabeth Daly

Mary Elizabeth DALY 'Mary Beth' Mary Beth died March 25, 2011 in Reading, MA after a short illness. She was born January 6, 1953 in South Bend, IN, the daughter of Richard Harold Daly and Elizabeth Ann Lynch Daly. Mary was a member of St. Monica Church on Mercer Island and attended Mercer Island High School in 1971 and then graduated from Central Washington University in 1976. For many years she worked for the Social Security Administration in both Bellevue and Boston. She retired from there in 2005. Over the years she lived in Mercer Island, Seattle, Bellevue, and Boston. For the past 15 years she lived in Reading, MA. Mary Beth was preceded in death by her mother and is survived by her father Richard and his wife Mary Alice (Rio Verde, AZ), along with Kathy Bauernfeind (Brian) of Pekin, IL, Richard H. Jr. MD (Marilyn) of Dallastown, PA, Patricia A. Daly MD (John Head) of Washington, VA, Suzanne D. Rosenthal (Allan) of Seattle, Thomas Hood (Shelia) of Tampa, FL and her dear life partner, Stephen Kenary of Reading, MA with whom she made her home. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Our sister, daughter, and life partner loved her family and lived her life enjoying cooking, travel, and the company of friends. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. There will be a graveside service at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, WA on April 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm. Remembrances may be shared at



Mary Katherine Weaver

Services will be held at Olympia First Baptist Church, 904 Washington Street SE on Saturday April 2, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 



Mary Touriel Barrat

Mary Touriel BARRAT Mary Barrat passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the age of 92. She was born in Seattle, Washington on April 23, 1918, the only child of Mazaltov and Eliazar Almeleh and graduated from Garfield High School in 1936. Mary married Joseph Touriel, on June 14, 1942, and they were together for almost 32 years until his death in 1974. They had four daughtersâ€"Anne (Allen) Gordon, Marlene (Mark) Gumbiner, Sandra (Lance) Korb and Elaine (Mark) Ross. After Joe's death, Mary was fortunate to remarry Alec Barrat. She loved being around her four grandchildren, Jay, David, Sam and Jaime and five great-grandchildren, Sophia, Gaby, Mateo, Danny, and Giovanni and was close to her stepson, Syd Barrat. She also had a step-daughter, Barbara Solomon. Mary loved to travel and enjoyed talking about her vacations in Europe, South America and Asia. All who met her loved her personality and good humor. She was a wonderful homemaker who specialized in Sephardic baking and cooking. Most of all, she was a very determined individual who set a strong example for her daughters. She will be missed greatly by her family with fond memories of special holidays and cruises the family enjoyed together. Services will be held at the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery at 1230 North 167th Street and Aurora Avenue in Shoreline, Washington on Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Kline Galland Center at 1200 University St. Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98101-2883 or Seattle Chapter Hadassah at 515 116th Avenue NE, Ste 131, Bellevue, WA 98004.



Maurice W. Carlson

Maurice W. CARLSON Maurice W. Carlson (Maury to friends and family) can be described in many ways as he brought something special to every relationship he had. He was loyal, earnest, full of humor and active throughout his long life. Born on February 16, 1915 in a small, rented house on Beacon Hill in Seattle where his parents Ima and Gustave lived he wasthe first generation of the Carlson family to be born in the United States after his parents emigrated from Sweden. Steadfast in his studies, Maury was an honor student and was advanced two grades by high school. He graduated high school at 16 and took post graduate coursework until he found a full time job. Always physically active- whether that amounted to playing marbles or roller skating as a young boy or bicycling, walking or swimming as he grew older or dancing and playing pickle-ball in his later years- there were few times you would find him idle. He was the picture of health, only missing two days of high school to illness; walking back and forth to school each day; and skating or bicycling to Green Lake where he would swim across the lake and back before returning home. At the age of 13 he developed a passion for cars. His father had his own delivery truck and, on Saturdays, Maury would join him to deliver bakery supplies. For his help he was allowed to drive and given one dollar for the day- the value of which he would always remember. By 14 and a half, he had his first driver's license. At 16 he bought his first car, a 1923 Ford Model T touring car, which he purchased from a friend. His next car was a 1925 Model T Ford Coupe with a rumble seat. He kept buying, tuning and selling cars throughout the years, selling for a profit each time. After high school, while taking night classes in Secretarial School, he met his future wife- Vera Mulinix, who had moved to Seattle from Nebraska after her graduation in 1933. Vera's cousin was a friend to Maury's cousin and they were introduced. On Saturday nights, they would all go dancing. After a five year courtship, during which Maury finished his schooling, took his City of Seattle examination, and began work in the Seattle Police Department and while Vera studied music, they were married April 9, 1938. They were married for 63 years separated only by Vera's death in 2003. They had three children- a daughter Carol in 1939 and two sons Allen and Steven in 1943 and 1947 respectively. They purchased their first home (on 89th Street in Seattle) before moving to their second home- a three bedroom, brick Roman house at 529 N. 90th the family home for the remainder of Maury and Vera's lives. That same year, the city first paved the streets and sidewalks. Their daughter Carol was a Registered Nurse after graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine and later, after earning a Master's degree in Counseling from Seattle University, a counselor working with workers injured on the job as well as with veterans and victims of domestic violence. Carol had one son, Jeffrey Williams, Maury's first grandchild now working at Microsoft, and Jeff gave them their first great-grandchild, Alexander in 2003. Carol was busy and active in medical services all her life until she passed away with cancer at age 65 in 2004. Their oldest son, Allen, after high school, joined the Army for three years and, when released, went to the University of Washington, passed his C.P.A. exam before graduating Magna Cum Laude with top honors in Business Administration. In business before moving to California, where he started his own business and met, and was married, to wife Sandra. With Sandra, Allen had two children- Scott, now a professional glassblower in Ashland, Oregon; and Stacy who gave them their first great-granddaughter, Brooke. Steven, an avid reader, married Ann Summerville and gave Vera and Maury their fourth grandchild, Heather, who shared Maury's birthday of February the 16th. Steve and Ann reside in Seattle, and provided an exceptional level of care for Maury in his later years. Maury's work in the Seattle Police Department spanned twenty five years before his retirement in 1963 after which he went to work in the Police Pension office where he worked another 16 and a half years until full retirement at 65. All through this time Vera and Maury raised their family; remained active with the Olympic View Community Church where they had been members since the 1940's and where Vera played piano. A memorial service will be held at the Olympic View Community Church of the Brethren in Seattle at 11:00am on Saturday, April 9th with a luncheon to follow.



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.



Merrill Everett "Mike" Hammer

Merrill Everett (AKA, Mike or Hamm) Hammer of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 26, 2011 at the age of 76. He was born on Nov. 25, 1934 in Nevis, MN to Lewis and Florence Hammer., Merrill and family moved out to Vancouver in 1947 where he attended Shumway Junior High and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1952., Mike joined the U.S., in December 1952, receiving an Honorable Discharge in December 1955., On August 6, 1955 he married Ruth Williams., Merrill's work led him to Portland and surrounding area, Battle Ground, WA, then Maple Valley, WA., Upon his retirement in 2003, he and Ruth returned to Vancouver after 15 years in Auburn, WA., Merrill was a member of the American Legion Post #14, First Congregational United Church of Christ since 1959, the Buzzin' Bees Square Dance Club, a season-ticket holder for the Portland Trailblazers for their first 20 years, and loved playing Pinnacle and Cribbage, and playing "at" golf for as long as he was able. He was proud to be an organ donor., Merrill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth; daughters, Kathryn (Thomas) Scibilia, Jean (Guy) Bertness and Karen (Steve) Preece; grandson, Shane (Amanda) Suzuki; granddaughter, Jessie (T. Shane) Vigil; grandson, Nicholas (Vanessa) Hess; great-granddaughters, Annabelle (6) and Charlotte (1) Suzuki; and great-grandson, Orion (10 months) Vigil; and his beloved cat, Sammee. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles (Pearl) Hammer and L. Dale (Suzi) Hammer; sister, Carol (John) Shaffer; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many other loving family and friends., He was preceded in death by both parents; and brother, Donald., A memorial service will be held Thurs., April 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC at 1220 NE 68th St., Vancouver, WA., If you so wish, donations may be sent to CDM Adult Day Services at 2409 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98663 or to the First Congregational UCC at 1220 NE 68th St., Vancouver, WA 98665., Please sign Merrill's guest book at:



Michael D. Hampton

Michael D. Hampton, 53, of Marysville, WA died March 24, 2011., Michael was born on May 20, 1957 in Oxnard, CA. Michael moved to Washington in 1993 with his youngest daughter to join his family. A year later moved his oldest daughter to join them., He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Barbara., He is survived by his three daughters, Frances Ellison of Everett, Jazmine Hampton of Granada Hills CA, Paige (Dave) Donovan of Abilene,TX; his three grandchildren, Jesse, Ethan and Kirsten; his sisters, Vicki (Scott) Solla, Debbie Hampton, Kristine Hampton; one niece; four nephews, in essence the two men that he considered his sons, Christopher Johnson and Cole Childers; the love of his life, ex-wife and best friend, Sheri Hampton; his favorite ex-mother-in-law, Marilyn Beaty; and the rest of his extended family., For those of you that knew Mike there will be no services, but a celebration of life to be announced., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Frances Ellison.



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.



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.



Norman J. Donnelly

Norman J. DONNELLY Feb. 18, 1931 ~ March 30, 2011 Born in Monroe WA to AnnaBell & James Donnelly, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. "Stormin' Norman" as he was known to family and friends, served in the US Navy during the Korean War, and was retired from the WSLCB. Norm, a long time resident of Capitol Hill, and member of St. Joseph Parish, last resided in Bothell, WA. At his request, no formal services.



OBITUARY: Adele Goodnough

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:00 AM 

Adele Ruth Goodnough of Moscow died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village. She was 97.Adele was born March 25, 1914, at Caldwell, Idaho, to Arthur and Mabel Stites Salisbury. She grew up and attended school at Homedale and Marsing, Idaho, attending the Edison Country School near Marsing. Adele moved into Caldwell and lived with relatives during [...]



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: 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 [...]



Odrun Clara (Laksholm) Jelberg

Odrun Jelberg was born August 11, 1927 in Seattle, WA the daughter of Scandinavian immigrants Hans and Solvieg Laksholm. Odrun passed away after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Everett, WA., "Od" was married to Gerhard (Bud) Jelberg for over 50 years before his passing in 2006. During her life, Od was the Office Manager at Valley General Hospital in Monroe, WA. She was known to be a creative person who loved to express herself in painting, especially garden decorations that she made with and for her close friends and family. She was also an active participant in the ministry and life of Peace Lutheran Church in Monroe., Her husband, Bud, her parents, sister, Arnhild Boomhower and grandson, Ryan, preceded Odrun in death., She is survived by her children, Marc Bassi, Tom Jelberg, Sylvia Hanson and Jeanne Little; four grandchildren, Tim, Jacob, Nich, and Casey-Mae; three great grandchildren, Mckenzie, Dylan, and Wyatt; as well as numerous friends., May God bless her memory amongst us., There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of Peace Lutheran Church, 202 Dickinson in Monroe, WA.



Patricia Jean Burdett

Patricia Burdett passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 27, 2011 with loved ones by her side. Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother "Pat" left this earth to join the love of her life, "Bob" Robert D. Burdett, her father Lloyd Byron Case, her mother, Nellie Louise Knutson Case and her daughter Jill Diane Burdett (Turner) (02/11/1954 -12/19/2010). They are probably playing cards in Heaven right now! She left behind her daughters Jeannie Burdett Hicks (Jim Hicks), Judy Burdett Rose, son Bob Burdett, stepdaughter Suzi Aird, stepson Jeff Decker, 18 grandchildren and many great- grandchildren of whom she was so proud. As a loving mother, she wanted to always be surrounded by family. With Bob, Pat raised her family on their dairy farm in Trout Lake, WA until they moved to Helena MT in 1960. Her family has lived in Spokane since 1967. She was proud to work for Bertis Realty where she was a secretary for many years. Pat organized and led the "Knifty Knitters" group at the Senior Center where they make caps and blankets for children and the homeless. She volunteered in her church and was always thinking and caring for others. She was a happy positive person and spread good vibes wherever she went. Her kind heart and beautiful smile will be sorely missed. She (and we) would like to thank the entire staff at "Twilight Manor". In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations in her memory be made to "Beyond Grace Fellowship". The world is richer for having known Patricia for 81 years but Heaven has an upgrade now. In her honor, a "celebration of life" will be held at Beyond Grace Fellowship on April 10th at 4pm at 1012 S. Freya St.



Paula Jean Munson

Paula Jean Munson, 57, passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Phoenix, Arizona on March 19, 2011. Paula was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School, McLoughlin Jr. High and Fort Vancouver High School., Paula is survived by her parents, Eugene Jr. and Frances Munson of Vancouver; daughter, Tamara Jennes and granddaughter, Mia of Renton, WA; daughter, BriAnne Langseth and granddaughter, Kaiya of Vancouver; son, Tyler Haag of Mossy Rock, WA; sisters, Molly Zinda (Danny), Jan Bennett (Roger), Lori Melnick (Rich), and MaryKay Munson-Syverson (Brett), all of Vancouver; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and fiancé, Melvin Lange of Phoenix, Arizona., Paula was a unique person with many enjoyable traits. She was an amazing artist, a fastidious housekeeper, and was always willing to help anyone in need. She was kind and caring and held a special softness in her heart for animals. Paula had a beautiful smile and could light up a room with it. When she was happy, it was evident to all around her., Paula's free spirit and zest for life could be exhausting to her and those around her. In her last days, exhaustion caught up with her and she passed from this life with a small sigh as if to say, "I'm tired and need to sleep now"., She will be dearly missed., The family would like to give special thanks to Mel Lange for taking such loving care of our Paula, as well as the staff at Maricopa Medical Center and Hospice of the Valley., A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6500 Highland Dr., Vancouver, on April 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., with a Celebration of Life continuing at Marian Hall., Memorial donations in Paula's name may be made to Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), 230 S. 12th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85007., Please sign her guest Book at



Ralph L. Nelson Jr.

Col. Ralph L. Nelson, Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.) passed away March 29, 2011 in Spokane. He was born May 29, 1920 in Moline, Illinois, the son of Scandinavian parents Ralph Sr. and Nora (Gjertsen) Nelson. Ralph attended Willard Grade School, graduated from North Central High School, and completed his formal education at Washington State College, graduating in 1942. In college, Ralph majored in engineering, military architecture, and flying. He was a member of ATO fraternity, a presidential athletic honorary, and participated in swimming and track. He was a four year outstanding cadet and was commissioned in 1942 at Georgetown University. During his military career, he served in the Small Arms Division, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Camp Santa Anita, and worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which later became the CIA. He was involved in counter intelligence, CIC in Northern Europe, China, Africa, India, Iceland, Iran, and in East Africa, he was in charge of rogue elephant control. As an adventurous man, Ralph traveled 12,900 miles on a motorcycle through Western Europe with his bride, Marie. He also climbed the Matterhorn and Mount Kilimanjaro before tourist routes existed. In his professional career, he was the president of Nelson Mechanical Equipment, which engineered installations of major industrials in Europe, India, Africa, Canada, and the United States. His civic interests included: benefactor of the NRA, ROA life member, an Engineers Forum member, a past president of Rotary #21, a life member of the Safari Club International, and a member of the Aircraft Owner's Pilots Association. He achieved a black belt in Kodokan in 1963 and was a member of Odin Club, O-6 Club, Spokane Rifle Club, and the project owner of Quail Run Estates in Nine Mile Falls. Ralph is survived by his son, Linus Nelson of Spokane; daughters Turi ( Mark) Resen of Spokane and Kirsti (Michael) Funston of Nine Mile Falls; sister Doris Swink of La Canada, CA; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marie (Pierre) Nelson, in 1990, and by Jacqueline (McClellan) Nelson in 1996, whom he married in 1994. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 from 11- 4pm each day at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, April 11 at 10am and will also be conducted at the funeral home and committal with full military honors will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane. Please visit Ralph's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Rebecca Lynn Downes

Rebecca (Becky) Downes was born on January 25, 1955 and went home to the Lord on March 23, 2011., Becky was a mother, grandmother (known as 'Mimi') and cherished friend to many., She is survived by her three daughters, Rory Downes, July (David) Patterson and Jody (Timothy) Gustafson; and her grandchildren, Gwen, Elijah, Grace, Olivia and Isabella. She is also survived by her sisters Bonnie (Gary) Scharmann and Aleda (Keith) James., Becky was preceded in death by her parents, John Allen and Mary Aleda Snyder, and her sister Lois Dian Viveiros., A celebration of life will be held on April 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Hope Foursquare church, located at 5002 Bickford Avenue, in Snohomish, WA., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Monroe Gospel Women's Mission.



Richard H. Ballinger

Richard H. BALLINGER Richard Henry Ballinger of Seattle died Saturday March 26, 2011 after suffering a stroke earlier that week. Born July 27, 1932 in Seattle to Richard Talcott Ballinger and Oneida Stever Ballinger, he was a grandson of the Honorable Richard Achilles Ballinger, Mayor of Seattle 1904-1906, Secretary of the Interior 1909-1911. Dick was raised on Lake Ballinger and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1950. He en tered the University of Washington, but left to join the Air Force in 1951. He was stationed in Alaska and Utah and served until 1955. While in the service, Dick played drums in a jazz band. He re-entered the University of Washing ton in 1955. He spent his summers away from college working a tugboat on Alaska's inside passage. He graduated in 1959 with an engineering degree and began a long career as a structural en gineer. Dick's lifelong passions includ ed boating, fishing, railroad, reading, music, and golf. He loved his family and friends and had a wonderful sense of humor. He spent his last several years happily living with his new friends at the Viewpointe retirement community on Queen Anne Hill. Dick is survived by his two sons, Richard Stever Ballinger and Edward Tucker Ballinger, daugh ters-in-law Laurel and Michelle, granddaughters Jasmine and Neva, grandson Edward, two sisters, Shirley Liebenow and Gail Vaughan, and many nieces and nephews. A private service was held at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle on Friday, April 1, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends make gifts to the University of Washington Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund not ing that they are in memory of Richard H. Ballinger. Please make donations to the UW Foundation and addressed to: Megan K Ingram, Associate Director for Advance ment, UW College of Engineering, 371 Loew Hall, Box 352180, Seattle, WA 98195.



Richard Huber

HUBER, Richard, "Dick", Richard Steve Huber, of Cheney, Washington, joined the Choirs of Angels in Heaven on Sunday, March 27, at the age of 80. He was born 1931, in Plevna, Mon-tana, the youngest son of George and Emma Leischner Huber. Dick is predeceased by his parents and nine siblings. Survived by his four sons: Stephen Huber, Mark Huber, and Terry Huber and wife Diane of Spokane, and Jim Huber of Parker, CO; and daughter Ann Cunningham and husband Rick of Cloverdale, Oregon. He has 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dick graduated from Plevna High School in 1948. He enlisted in the US Air force in 1950 in Baker, Montana. He served on active duty during the Korean and, s. He moved to the Spokane area in 1966, being stationed at Fairchid AFB. He retired from military service in 1971. Richard worked several jobs after retirement, and managed the Nugget Apartments while attending EWU. He graduated with a degree in Sociology. He worked for many years for several farmers in the Cheney area. Many people know Dick from the Willow Springs Restaurant, where he had coffee and conversation with the locals and a song for his waitress. His passion for life was singing with the Pages of Harmony Choir of Spokane, traveling and singing with the group in competitions across the Northwest. Dick was an active member with the, Post 11326 in Cheney, promoting the scholarship program to local students and patriotism in the schools. Memorial Services will be held at the CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1632 W. 1ST, CHENEY on April 9, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Union Gospel Mission of Spokane, or the Wounded Warriors Project.



Robert (Bob) Beech

Robert (Bob) Gordon Beech: Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Born February 1, 1934, passed March 28, 2011 after a courageous 4 year fight with cancer. He will be truly missed, not only by his family but also by many, many dear friends. Bob was born in London England. He survived the V2 rockets and the buzz bombs of World War II and could tell great stories about his experiences throughout the war. He emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 13. They settled in Vancouver B.C. where he attended King Edward High School. Graduating at 16 he went to work for Marshal Wells, a wholesale hardware company. He married and had two children, living in Prince George B.C. where Bob traveled extensively for Marshal Wells. In 1962 the family moved back to Vancouver. He divorced, remarried in 1970, and moved to Bellingham Washington. There he and his wife Anne bought the Rainbow Inn Tavern, remodeled it into the Beech House Pub and ran a very successful business. They sold the Pub in 1996 and put their energy into property management, investing in apartment buildings. He is survived by his wife and partner of 41 years Anne Beech; his daughter Barbara (John) Mathews of White Rock, B.C.; son Rod (Sharon) Beech of Abbotsford, B.C.; son Kevin (Shaerna) Beech of Bellingham, WA; grandchildren Zachary and Erin Mathews, Kyle and Morgan Beech, and Xavier and Cathrina Beech; sister Cynthia Treadaway, and many, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Joan Beech; sister Dorothy LaBarge; brother-in law Arthur LaBarge; nephew John LaBarge and brother-in law Bill Treadaway. A service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Moles Bayview Chapel in Bellingham. Bob's personal request was that in lieu of flowers, donations to two of his grandchildren's school, Whatcom Day Academy in Bellingham, WA, would be most appreciated. You may share your thoughts and memories of Robert in the online memorial guest book at



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Robert William Matthies M.D.

Robert William Matthies, M.D., who loved his Lord and Savior Jesus, his wife Marcie of 52 years, his family and friends, and his many patients and their families, died at age 75 on March 22, 2011, in Prescott, Arizona. Diagnosed in May with cancer, he bravely served others in Christ's name as long as he could., Born in Hammond, Indiana, on October 28, 1935 to Robert and Irene Matthies, Bob grew up in Lansing, Illinois where he was active in the church youth group, Boy Scouts, and sports. He developed and maintained close friendships throughout his life and followed his parents' example of servanthood. Feeling led to Christian service as a pastor or family physician, Bob chose medicine and received his M.D. from the, College of Medicine in 1961. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service Indian Health Division in Keams Canyon, Arizona from 1962-1964, was a medical missionary in Haiti in 1964-1965, was a student at Garrett Theological Seminary in 1965-1966, was in private practice in Wheaton, Illinois from 1967-1971, was Director of the Student Health Service at Boise State University from 1971-1976, was Medical Director of the Family Practice Residency in Boise, Idaho from 1976-1981 (during which time he was honored as a "distinguished citizen" of the state), was in private practice in Spokane, Washington from 1981-1995 and in Prescott, Arizona from 1995-2008, held various offices in county and state medical groups, was on the Postgraduate Medicine editorial board, was chosen 2009 Arizona Family Physician of the Year, and went on numerous medical mission trips to Albania, Haiti, the Gulf Coast, and other places., Bob and Marcie met in the Methodist Student Foundation at, . Always committed to integrity in relationships, Bob early on asked for complete honesty. "Well then," she gently replied, "that tie doesn't go with that jacket." Bob loved that story and had Marcie select his tie, shirt, and cardigan sweater every morning. An avid reader and lifelong learner-"in medicine, theology, history, and photography-"Bob shared his insights through stories and humor. He made house calls, hugged patients, family, and caregivers, and truly listened to people. He endured criticism to promote a smoke-free Prescott and Arizona and urged politicians to improve local and national health care systems. Bob specialized in Geriatrics and was known as the physician who helped Alzheimer patients and their families. He taught physicians end of life care and learned from various specialists how to better care for his patients in his own office, thus avoiding unnecessary referrals. A devoted husband and father, Bob took great joy in sharing with family and friends the wonders of God's magnificent creation, in person and through his photographs., Dr. Matthies is survived by his loving wife Marcia, daughter Sharon, son Steve and his wife Karie, their daughters Amanda, Samantha, Hannah, Christina, Kathryn, and SaraGrace, his brother Richard and family, and his sister Buena (Copsey) and family. Those who wish may visit, to sign his guestbook. A celebration of Dr. Matthies' life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ.



Roby Ann Eilers

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeOLYMPIA - Roby Ann Eilers, age 85, passed away at the Olympic Manor Care Facility in Olympia, WA, March 27th, 2011. She was born March 18th, 1926, in Sapulpa, OK to Irma and Claude Davis.



Ronald Allen Ziegler

Ronald Allen Ziegler, 57, of Arlington, WA passed away March 29, 2011., Ronald was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Robert and Dorothy Ziegler December 29, 1953., He was a chef for 25 years and a plumber for 13. He enjoyed books, collecting art and antiques, and cooking., Ronald married Louise McDonald December 27, 1987 in Plattsburgh, NY., Ronald is survived by his wife, Louise Ziegler; and his son, Lucas Nathaniel Ziegler., A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at New Life Foursquare Church, 6830 Highland Dr., Everett, WA 98203.



Ronald F. Eggimann

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



Ronald Terrence "Terry" Valnes

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Prosser Funeral Home & CrematoryPROSSER - Ronald Terrence "Terry" Valnes, age 61, went to be with his Lord on March 25, 2011, dying unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Prosser. He was born June 26, 1949 at Great Lakes Nav



Roy L. Burns

BURNS, Roy Leonard, Peacefully passed away on March 26, 2011. Born November 9, 1933 to Walter and Erna Burns, Roy spent his childhood in Spokane graduating from Lewis and Clark High School. He joined the Naval Reserve and served as a medical corpsman. His unit was activated for the, . In 1954, Roy met and married the love of his life, Joan. He attended Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University earning a BA in Biology and Education. He taught science at Fairchild Air Force base for two years before beginning his career in the FBI. For the next 23 years, Roy was a special agent with the FBI living in many different places across the United States. After his retirement from the FBI, Roy began working for the Boeing Company in charge of executive security. After leaving Boeing, Roy began working as a private investigator. Roy is remembered for the tremendous love he had for his family, his friends and his church. He was very active at St. John Vianney Church as a Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council member and Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He and Joan loved to travel visiting new places together. Roy is survived by his wife of 56 years Joan, son Terry Burns and wife Mary of Sammamish WA, daughter Michelle Taylor and husband John of Spokane WA, brothers Jack Burns of Deer Park WA and Gary Burns of Colfax WA, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Vigil and Rosary service will be held Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 503 N. Walnut Rd., Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Please sign Roy's online guestbook at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to Hennessey Valley Funeral Home



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.



Russell Lind Jr.

In loving memory of Russell Lind, Jr.who passed on March 18th at SHMC. Surving family partner Robert Tillson of 14 years; parents Jim and Sharon Swim; brothers Scott, Mike, Mark and sister Shanna; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. IN MEMORY THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL AT THE SATILLITE ON APRIL 8TH AT 5:O'CLOCK.



Ruth Lepisto Frazer

Ruth Lepisto FRAZER Born June 14, 1917, Wakefield, MI, died Feb. 28, 2011 Honolulu, HI. Retired teacher, loved her family, and they will love her forever. Married for 60 years to Bob Frazer(d) Survived by children; Edward Frazer, Bonnie Town, Sherry Daniels, Laurie Haslund, Douglas Frazer, siblings; Walter Lepisto, Carl Lepisto, Fern Dutemple, June Anderson; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Elderwise Senior Care in Seattle.



Ruth M. Devee

Born on February 9, 1930 in Kalispell, MT to Isaac Ransom and Opal Phillips (Sparling). Entered into rest March 30, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen Harkness (Candler) of Spokane; son, Benjamin Candler of Penn.; son, Terry Candler of Idyllwild, CA; and daughter, Charlotte Hemingway (Candler) of Spokane; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother, Harley W. Phillips of Oceanside, CA. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie G. DeVee in April 1990; and her parents. As per Ruth's request, no public services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA 99207 in care of arrangements.



SERVICE NOTICE: Alice Ann Johnson

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

A private family service for Alice A. Johnson, 83, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston, Idaho., with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating. Memorials may be given to the Genesee Fire and Ambulance fund at Genesee, Idaho. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Wash., is handling the arrangements. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Dr. Donald H. Bishop

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dr. Donald H. Bishop, 90, of Pullman, Wash., died on Friday, March 25, 2011, while wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Esther E. Peterson

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Esther E. Peterson, 89, of Pullman, died March 31, 2011, at her home at Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Pullman Presbyterian Church. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. [...]



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 [...]



Sharon Lee Ballenger

MARYSVILLE, WA - Sharon Lee Ballenger, nee Ackron, Hennessey, was born on June 9, 1955. Sharon was a modern day 'Lady with the Lamp,' a mother, daughter, sister, wife, hockey mate, and friend of many. She passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, due to cardiac arrest. She was 55., There will be a Memorial Mass in honor of Sharon at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marysville. Mass will begin at 9 a.m. (please arrive early) on Tuesday, April 5. A reception will follow at the church. St. Mary Catholic Church is located at 4200 88th Street NE in Marysville, WA 98270., Even in death, Sharon, an organ donor, has saved three lives as it was her wish to give., In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Marysville Family YMCA's Invest in Youth program. The family has also asked that each individual consider becoming an organ donor today. Please continue to give the precious gift of life., Sharon was a Registered Nurse for thirty years, a Licensed Massage Practitioner for fourteen years, as well as a teacher. Through her work she has helped many in various communities including but not limited to the elderly, severely disabled children and adults, HIV patients, Cancer and Leukemia patients, and people battling drug and alcohol abuse. She was also an advocate and friend to any animal that came into her path. Her mission in life was to care for those who were in need., Sharon played for Seattle Women's Hockey and subsequently founded Everett Women's Hockey after the completion of the Comcast Public Ice Arena at the Everett Events Center. She was a spirited competitor on the Everett Ravens Women's Hockey Team. She founded the Marysville Tomahawk's H.S. Hockey Team. She was a tireless supporter of the Seattle Junior Hockey Association where her son played hockey for 11 years., Family was most important to Sharon. The love she gave was unconditional and never ending. She was the daughter of William Edward Ackron and Sandra Carol Gains. Sandra is now married to John Eugene Gains. She was the beloved oldest sister of six siblings, followed by William "Bill" Edward Ackron Jr., Susan Lynn Thompson, Robert "Bob" Jay Ackron, Renee Joyce Ackron, and Steven Richard Ackron. Sharon was the loving wife and best friend to Scott Lynn Ballenger for 22 years. She was the step-mother to Heidi Marie Brager and Jake Scott Ballenger. She was the best mother in the world to Tora Briana Hennessey and Samuel "Sam" Lee Ballenger. Both Tora and Sam carry the best pieces of this amazing woman. Sharon was the loving grandmother to Tatum Lee Brager and Jett Joseph Christian Brager. Sharon is also remembered by a large extended family which stretches across the U.S., What a smile this woman wore. We all miss this fire-ball of beauty, humor, compassion, and spunk. All of us were lucky to have known and share space with such a powerful and smart woman. She had a strong and bright soul.



Shirley Carline (Johnston) Funabashi

Shirley Carline FUNABASHI (Johnston) Carline passed away at her home in Long Beach, CA on March 18, 2011 at the age of 76. She was born in Walla Walla, WA on December 8, 1934. Car line was raised in Seattle, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952, and attended the University of Wash ington and WWSE. As an early stew ardess (flight attendant) with United Air Lines, she moved to Chicago and later settled in Los Angeles where she married and raised two children. Most of her career was spent in banking, savings and loan, real es tate, and ultimately as a licensed (Loan) Escrow Officer for over 30 years. Retirement brought travel and more weekdays playing Bridge with friends. Later years would be challenged by Parkinson's disease and other ail ments, but she fought valiantly and never lost her spark and zeal for life, especially meeting new people. She is survived by a son Craig (Stephanie) Funabashi, daughter Jill (Guy) Muranaka, and five grandchildren: Amy, Kimberly, Catherine, Michael and Mark. Also, three sisters: Kay (Elmer) Eckart, Sue Adams and Joy Abbey-Adams, a nephew, four nieces, and their chil dren. At mom's request, no formal services will be performed. Her fam ily respectfully suggests that dona tions may be made to the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation at or the charity of your choice. Rest in peace Mom.



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




Theodore "Ted" Michael Curtis went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2011. He was born on May 15, 1922 to George and Anna Zukovich in the small coal-mining town of Clymer, PA. He was the youngest of six children., Ted spent his early years in Clymer and then joined the, for a short time. In 1951, he changed his last name from Zukovich to Curtis, a more American name. Ted worked at Packard Motor Company in Detroit, MI as a machinist., In 1960, he moved to Seattle to work for Boeing. There he met and fell in love with Helen Marie Nelson. In 1963, they eloped to Ensenada, Mexico, and then spent their first years together in Camarillo, CA, where he worked for Northridge. In 1966, their only child, Valerie Anne was born. From 1973 to 1976, the family lived in Lake Havasu City, AZ, where Ted worked as a planner for Mccullough Chainsaw., In 1976, the family moved to Lynnwood, WA, where he continued to work as a machinist. Ted retired early in 1985 due to a back injury. After his wife died, Ted moved to Mount Vernon in 2001 to be closer to his daughter. During the past 10 years, he enjoyed wintering in sunny Mesa, AZ., Ted had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed knowing and discussing what was happening in the world, especially politics. He enjoyed playing golf and pool. Ted was handy and could repair almost anything, and enjoyed wood-working projects. He loved travelling with his wife and taking pictures. He loved a good meal, which was always best with dessert and a hot cup of Starbuck's coffee., Ted was preceded in death by his wife Helen, and 4 siblings., He is survived by his daughter Valerie and her husband Kennan Christensen of Mount Vernon, WA and sister Margaret Kubin of Wadsworth, Ohio., A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Fireside Hall of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1515 E. College Way, Mt. Vernon, WA., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity or Emmanuel Baptist Church., Please share your thoughts of Ted and sign the online guest register at, Cremation arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



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.



Timothy Davis

Timothy DAVIS Timothy Davis, age 61, co-founder of Bison Creek Pizza, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was born April 5, 1949, the son of Robert and Margaret Davis. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School and Miami University of Ohio. His friends and family appreciated his sense of humor, his stories and his warm, friendly personality. He will be greatly missed! He leaves behind his beloved wife of 38 years, Jan, children Emily Rogers (Michael), Arthur, Grant and granddaughter, Miranda. A celebration of Tim's life will be held on April 30th, 11:00 at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Dr. N.E. in Lake Forest Park. Remembrances can be made to the Lake Forest Park Rotary Club. Sign Tim's on-line Guest Book, searching for Timothy Davis at



Verline Marll

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

March 25, 1928 - March 24, 2011 



Vern L. Arnold

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Vern L. Arnold, 94, of Yakima, WA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Landmark Care Center after a brief illness. He was born in Seattle on December 16, 1916, the son of Vern and Bess (McNeel) A 



Virginia Fleming Edin

Virginia Fleming EDIN Ginger passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2011, surrounded by her family of animals and her son Mick. She was the second of four children of Keith and Violet Montanye, born January 31, 1927, in College Place, Washington. Ginger and her family moved to a cattle ranch in the beautiful Aeneas Valley in Okanogan County, where she grew up with her love of horses and truly rode her horse to school every day. She was an original cowgirl. Ginger moved with her own family to Seattle in the early 1950's and raised her two sons Larry, Mick, and daughter Rhonda in the North End. She was loved and admired by so many over the years. She was open and warm, and her friends' problems were her problems. Her home and her heart were always open. Ginger spent the past thirty-plus years on a small farm near Granite Falls with her sweetheart and husband, Tom Edin. He was the best thing that ever happened to her. She had her horses and other animals with her until the end. Ginger and Tom were proud to have spent years building the best airplanes in the world for the Boeing Company. Neither would ever consider flying on anything else. Tom passed peacefully September 20, 2010. He was in his chair looking at his favorite trees. Ginger's daughter Rhonda passed early in 1993, and broke her heart. She helped to mend by being a Mom to Rhonda's young son Doug, who was proud to have Ginger as his 'Mom.' Ginger is survived by her sister Verona Schnibbe, her husband Dr. Fred Schnibbe of College Place, and her baby brother Mike Montanye of Goldendale. She is survived by her sons Larry Fleming in Maine with his wife Maria and their five children, and Mick Fleming with his wife Drindy Gier of Mercer Island, and daughters, Taylor and Holland. She is also survived by her grandsons, Lucas Fleming of Boston and Doug Bast of Phoenix, and two great-grand children. She is also survived by Tom's son, Thomas R. Edin and his wife Claudia of Arlington. Ginger leaves behind many friends she considered family and she will be missed. Her spirit will live on in those fortunate enough to have experienced the unique cowgirl that was Ginger. Sign Ginger's on-line Guest Book at



Virginia P. Anderson

Virginia P. ANDERSON In loving memory of the first anniversary of the death of my sister, Virginia P. Anderson.A graveside service presided by Fr. Dan Abalon, SOLT, will be held on April 8th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Acacia Funeral Home, 15941 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, 98125. Please join me in the celebration of my sister's life. Bertha E. Eriksson



Walt Cooper

A potluck celebration of life for Walt Cooper will be held at the, . Hall on Oakes Avenue in Everett on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 



William "Bill" Knaus

William "Bill" Knaus, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Bellingham. He was born May 1, 1920 in Mabton, WA to Henry and Mollie (Usinger) Knaus. Bill served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy. He married the love of his life, Florence Stolle, on September 29, 1940. Together, they were called by God to serve as missionaries for the Child Evangelism Fellowship. They began this journey by traveling to Brazil to build camps and missions for children, and this took them all over the world from 1952-1969. Bill was an excellent carpenter, plumber, and handyman which helped him and Florence on their missions. They returned to Bellingham and continued to work at The Firs where Bill used his building skills to continue his mission to build children's camps, completing Camp Firwood, and working at The Firs in all aspects of building and maintenance. Bill also was a barber, and opened his own shop in Bellingham. He is survived by Florence, his wife of 70 years; his son David Arnold Knaus; daughter Priscilla Crisman; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews. Bill had an amazing sense of humor. "We love you and we miss you". Memorials may be made to The Firs at 4605 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at 2:00 PM at Northlake Community Church at 1471 McLeod Rd, corner of Britton & McLeod in Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Bill in the online memorial guest book 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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