Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/06/2011


Alice Arlene Cardone

A long-time resident of the Spokane area, died peacefully in Selah, WA. Alice was born in 1925 and raised in Cusick, WA. She was the eldest daughter with five younger brothers. She had an extremely difficult childhood, lived in poverty and helped to raise her five siblings. She married Bruno Cardone in 1957 and together they raised their seven daughters in Nine Mile Falls and Spokane. She had a keen talent with the needle and thread and handmade most of her children's clothing, as well as canning much of the family's food she and Bruno grew on the family farm. Her many craft projects and hand-made block quilts were shared with many of us who still treasure them today. She loved finding steals and deals at any yard sale and thrift store she came upon. She recalls having only one doll in childhood. As an adult she collected thousands of dolls and Bruno built her a "doll room" for them. Alice had a sharing and giving heart, often helping various family members in many simple, kind ways. Some of her favorite time was spent with her aunt in their church. She worked for some time at the Veterans' Administration Hospital, then later, she and Bruno, owned and operated their family business at Cedar Village Motel in Spokane., She is survived by her daughters Anita Robinson, Kathie Cardone, Celia Johnsen, Lynda Turner, Rose Brodrick, Jo Bunney, many grandchildren, great-granchildren, nieces and nephews. She joins her husband, her daughter Louise, and other dear family members, into the presence of our Lord Christ Jesus. We, her family, rejoice in knowing she will hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant.", A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 7th at Heritage Funeral Home.



Allie George Daneman

Allie George DANEMAN Allie George Daneman age 38 passed away on April 5, 2011 after a courageous 8-year-plus battle with melanoma. He is survived by his wife Jennifer of almost 13 years, their three children Ben (10), twins Toby and Jessi (8), brother (Jake), parents (Patricia Daneman Amster and Alex Daneman), step-mother (Deborah Daneman), Grandmother (Arlene Davis), Uncles (Paul and Frank Davis), in-laws (Janet and Jose Pantoja), brother-in-law (William Pantoja), Stepfather (Franklin Amster). A native Californian, Allie was born on November 28, 1972 and grew up in San Francisco. He graduated from The Athenian High School, a Bay Area private college prep. school, in 1991. Allie holds a BS Degree in Business and Public Administration from U. of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. At UOP, he belonged to the Omega Phi Alpha Fraternity and played on the Lacrosse team. Allie worked as a Network Engineer for Alcatel-Lucent, T-Mobile USA Integrations Lab in Bellevue, WA. He loved to snow ski and snowboard. Allie was an avid motorcyclist and maintained a blog of his motorcycling exploits, culminating in his annual ride from Seattle, WA to the Laguna Seca MotoGp races in Monterey, CA. Motorcycling was more than a hobby for Allie-it was his passion. His family and friends will miss him immensely as his undying spirit freewheels in eternity. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Daneman Family Fund at US Bank. Memorial Service will be held on April 8, 2011 Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Butterworth Arthur Wright Chapel, 520 West Raye St., Seattle, WA 98119.



Alvin "Al" J. Wahl

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

November 23, 1919 – March 30, 2011



Andress, Lila Laverna (Corrin)

Saturday, April 2, 2011 1:00 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.



Annette Helene Tobin

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Arlene Lobe

Passed away April 1, 2011 in Ritzville, WA. She was born November 9, 1927 to William and Amelia (Koeplin) Nissen. She attended school in Ritzville and received many perfect attendance and penmanship awards throughout her school years. In 1944 she received a certificate for completing a stenography/shorthand course which was nationally accredited. Arlene graduated with honors from Ritzville high school in 1945. Arlene and Lewis Lobe were married for 61 years until Lewis's death in 2009. During her life, Arlene was employed by REC/Big Bend Electric, the Adams County Assessor's office, and both Arlene and Lewis worked for the Trading Company. In the early 1970's they moved to Hillsboro, Oregon for a short time, eventually returning to Ritzville, where they have resided ever since. Due to health issues, Arlene was eventually moved to the Life Care facility, where she resided until her death. While in Life Care she enjoyed listening to singing groups, particularly the Good News Boys, who were very important to her. In one of Lewis' last entries added to his hand written autobiography he talked about his visits with Arlene at the Life Care Center and how he loved to be able to bring her home to visit. "She loved that very much. I went to see her three times a week. She loved that a lot. She was a very good cook and house keeper. I loved her. So long, Arlene." She is survived by her brother Robert (Vera) Nissen of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Lobe, sister Frances and parents, William and Amelia Nissen. Visitation will be at Danekas Funeral Home-Ritzville on Wednesday April 6, 2011 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. Funeral Services will be Thursday April 7, 2011 at Emanuel Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM. Vault Interment will be at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Ritzville. Memorials are suggested to: Emanuel Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund 206 S Division, Ritzville, WA 99169 or Life Care Center Memorial Fund 506 S Jackson, Ritzville, WA 99169. Condolences may be left at



August William "Bill" Grein

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Barbara "Jimmie" Barrett

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 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 10:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

July 31, 1940 - March 27, 2011 



Bestick, Mary Louise (Landes)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 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 Jane Power

Betty Jane POWER Of Kirkland passed away peacefully with her family present on March 29th. Married to Layton, Betty is survived by her Son Robert and Daughter Toni. She is also survived by 3 Grandchildren, Robert, Katherine, and Jeremiah and a Great Grandchild, Jayden. Services are Saturday April 16th at 2 pm. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th, Kirkland. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.



Betty Nettles

Friday, April 1, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 11, 1940 - March 23, 2011 



Bob Harris

Friday, April 1, 2011 10:46 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 1, 1916 - March 25, 2011 



Bruce Kintschi

3/5/1934 - 4/1/2011 Bruce Richard Kintschi, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 1st after surviving a bout with cancer in 2008. He was born March 5th, 1934 in Spokane, Washington and graduated from Edwall High School in 1952. After serving in the, , Bruce returned to Edwall to work at the Grain Growers; he was a long-time resident of Lincoln County, farming his parents homestead in Edwall, WA. He moved to Spokane taking on a new career, where he transported grains, legumes, and fertilizer. After retiring, Bruce moved to Davenport and eventually settled in Clarkston. Bruce was a loving father, grandfather, and brother. He was a member of the Edwall Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge, and also served on the Edwall School Board. Bruce will be remembered by his children for his unwavering support of their athletic and academic endeavors and his love of competition! Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Jean; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Elizabeth McCarty. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Braun; his six children, Troy (Tawnya) Rux, Janet (Eric) Bogle, Joe (Beth) Kintschi, Susie Harwood, Margie (Brian) Denton, Jackie (Jesse) Allen; his sixteen grandchildren, Aaron, Adam Jr. (Tiffany), Josh, Chris, Kenan, Hailey, Nathan, Jourdan, Riley, Corbin, Jaxson, Abby, Jenna, Phoebe, Simeon, and Elizabeth; and his four great-grandchildren, Ivan, Liam, Eoin, and Emme Jo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Bruce's life will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Corrina Felker's Drive Fore Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 55, Almira, WA 99103-0055.



Burdette Huwe

Friday, April 1, 2011 4:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 4, 1927 - March 29, 2011 



Charles E Chambers

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

Affordable Funeral CareCharles E Chambers, 65 of Wapato died Thursday, March 31, from complications of a brain tumor. He was born in Yakima on September 2, 1945, to Andrew and Catherine (Roberts) Chambers. Chuc 



Charles Phillips

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 2, 1930 - March 27, 2011 



Charles William Greenhalgh

Charles William Green-halgh, 72, of Arlington, WA passed away on March 26 2011. He was born on May 15, 1938 in Stanwood, WA to Walter and Doris Green-halgh (both deceased)., After graduating high school he joined the, and was stationed in Ft. Lewis and Fairbanks, Alaska as a cook for the base commander. He was manager of Triple X restaurant in Everett before owning his own detail shop. He worked for Durham Transportation for 29 years driving school buses for Everett School District until his retirement in 2005., He loved the water and boats and spent his life around Puget Sound. He was a volunteer with Sea Scouts and The Coast Guard Auxiliary and lived on his boat at The Everett Marina for 10 years., Chuck is survived by his two beloved children, Troy (Amy) Greenhalgh, of Wenatchee, WA and Cari (Rob) Dahl, of Arlington, WA; and four beautiful grandchildren, Shelby Greenhalgh, McKenna, Eli and Greyson Dahl. He is also survived by brother, Walter Jr; ex-wife, Sharon LeClaire; and longtime friend, Mary Dahlman., A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Stilly Point Apartment Building, 3rd floor, 18330 Smokey Point Blvd. Arlington, WA.



Clayton C. (Clay) Gurnoe

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Colleen Lordemann

Friday, April 1, 2011 10:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 14, 1940 - March 24, 2011 



DEATH NOTICE: Alice A. Johnson

Friday, April 1, 2011 2:00 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: Esther Peterson

Friday, April 1, 2011 2:00 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. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Louise Collins Gulick

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00 AM 

Louise Collins Gulick, 52, of Pullman, died at home Saturday, April 2, 2011. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 



David Lavaughn Ramsey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 1:00 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 4:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 23, 1919 - March 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Charlotte Randall

Monday, April 4, 2011 4:16 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 7, 1922 - April 2, 2011 



Death Notice - Donald Weis

Friday, April 1, 2011 4:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 31, 2011 



Death Notice - Douglas Haer

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Feb. 27, 1952 - April 4, 2011 



Death Notice - Josephine O'Neill

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 16, 1928 - April 3, 2011 



Death Notice - Lois Briggs

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 25, 1923 - April 5, 2011 



Death Notice - Miriam Perkins

Monday, April 4, 2011 4:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 7, 1961 - March 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Norene Hahn

Friday, April 1, 2011 4:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 31, 2011 



Death Notice - Norma Pence

Monday, April 4, 2011 4:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 11, 1930 - April 2, 2011 



Death Notice - Ralph St. Michel

Monday, April 4, 2011 4:22 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 30, 1919 - April 4, 2011 



Death Notice - Vern Brashear

Monday, April 4, 2011 4:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 14, 1928 - April 2, 2011 



Death Notice - Virginia Figgins

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

March 14, 1922 - April 4, 2011 



Deborah A. Pace

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Delphia "Del" Remsberg

Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:00 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.



Donna Kay Bostwick

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 1:00 PM 

Donna Kay Bostwick passed away on March 29, 2011, in Spokane, WA. She was born in Lincoln, NE on December 7, 1940, and moved to Chelan, WA as a young child. She attended kindergarten through 12th grade in Chelan and graduated in 1958. From there, she attended and graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She married in 1960, and had two children, Clay and Christina. In 1997, she married Dr. Dwight Bostwick.



Doris Arlene (Borgen) Simmons

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Doris Elaine Pilkey

Doris Elaine Pilkey, 83, daughter of C.R. (Bob) and Ida Messick, passed away at home on March 29, 2011. Doris loved gardening, travel and being with her family. Her great granddaughters, Kayla and Kayden Rorvig were the joy of her life. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, her brother Charles Messick and her sister Joyce Mitchell. She is survived by her son Stan and daughter in law Marilee, daughter, Cindy Snider, sister Sylvia Ostrander, four grand children, Jarrett and Christopher Pilkey and Melissa and Nicholas Snider. A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ferndale on April 8th at 1:00pm with a reception to follow at the family home at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whatcom Hospice. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at



Doris Lucille Spurling

Doris' journey ended on April 3, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born to Claus and Anna Frydenberg in Olympia, WA on Dec. 12, 1922, the youngest of six children., Doris moved to Vancouver, WA and married Leland Frances Spurling on May 15, 1942., Doris was always very active. She worked in the shipyards during the war and traveled with her husband while he was in the service., Lee and Doris were proprietors of Lee's Tip Top Tavern until 1980 when she retired., Doris enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She was known as the Norwegian Cookie Lady. She loved to bake and make cookies for everyone she knew and for some that she didn't know. She enjoyed traveling to the beach and Arizona with her daughters, playing cards and sharing her recipes with friends., Doris was a fun and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She will be missed. Doris is survived by her two daughters, Pamela Smith (Jerry) and Melodie Seelbinder (Mike); grandchildren, Darsie Slawson, Jason Smith, Scott Wheeler, Matt Seelbinder and Mark Seelbinder; great-grandchildren, Justin Smith, Tayler Smith, Grady Smith, Jake Slawson, Mason Wheeler, Finlee Wheeler, Jarrett Seelbinder, Brenden Seelbinder, Lindsay Seelbinder and Ellie Seelbinder; and one great-great-grandchild, Millie Smith., She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Lee; four brothers and one sister., We wish to offer a special thank you to all the angel's who touched Mom's life with their love, respect and compassion at Vancouver Health and Rehab Center, they were all a blessing., At her request, there will be no service., Please sign Doris' guest book at:



Doris Marie (Wallenberg) O'Neill

Doris O'Neill, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on April 3, 2011 in Burlington, WA., She was born April 14, 1921 in Seattle, moved with her family to Everett in 1930, and graduated from Everett High School in 1939., She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Anna (Nord) Wallenberg; husbands, Vern Yockey and Robert O'Neill; and sister, Lelah McKerrow., She leaves behind her daughter, Nancy Schwer (Bill) and family of Alger; son, Bruce of Tacoma; brother, Richard Wallenberg (Phyllis); and several cousins, nieces, and nephews., A private family service will be held for Doris in Burlington., The family wishes to thank the staff of Cedar Grove Adult Family Home in Burlington for the loving care given to Doris through the last years of her life.



Dorothy Talley

TALLEY, Dorothy, On April 4, 2011 Dorothy A. Talley was called home by her Glorious Savior. After a seven year battle with breast cancer, she passed away with her daughters by her side in Spokane, WA. Dorothy was born on December 13, 1943 in Baldwin Park, California to William and Marie Price. In 1962 she married Donald A. Zolman and relocated to Spokane where they had two daughters. After Donald's death she remarried Glenn L. Zolman. After Glenn's death she married Kenneth P. Talley in 1982. They relocated to Oakesdale, WA in 1986 where Dorothy worked for Whitman County and they lived happily together for fifteen years. Kenneth preceded her in death in 1997. In 2003 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and retired from Whitman County. Dorothy was a member of Oakesdale First Baptist Church. She enjoyed annual trips with her high school girlfriends and spending time with her family. Dorothy is survived by her mother, Marie Price; sisters, Susan Price and Gloria Uzee; daughters, Darla Bedow and Deanne Perko; five stepchildren; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2:00PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. Donations may be made to the, or to Oakesdale First Baptist Church, 209 W Bartlett Oakesdale, WA 99158 in honor of Dorothy A. Talley.



Earl L. Sand

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Edgar "Bud" Fleischer

Edgar "Bud" FLEISCHER Born 12-12-1919 Died 04-01-2011 Ballard High School Coast Guard in 1942 and served on the U.S.S. Spencer Married Maida Oliver Survived by: children, Bonnie Fleischer, Donald Smith and Dianne Smith; grandchildren: Angela Juleff and Melanie Beatty Alisha, Kevin, Brian, Jared, Trisha Smith; great-grandchildren Sean, Aaron and Abigail Lake/Juleff.



Edna F. (Byrd) Murphy

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Edwin T. Redding

Edwin T. REDDING Ed was born on September 1, 1964 in Edmonds, WA to Tom and Marvel Redding. He died on March 23, 2011 of a heart attack at Swedish Edmonds Hospital after a life long battle with diabetes. He was preceded in death by his sister Tisha Theriault. He will be missed by his wife Kristina and his constant companion Pugsly, his son and daughter Keith and Nicole Redding, granddaughter Mackenzie McLane-Redding, father and step-mother Tom and Sue Redding, grandmother Florence Redding, aunt Flo McAllister, mother and step-father Marvel and Bob Whitaker and numerous relatives and friends in Washington, Idaho and North Carolina. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: American Diabetes Association , Metropolitian Park East, 1730 Minor Ave, #920, Seattle, WA 98101. An open house will be held to celebrate Ed's life on Sunday April 10th, 1:00-5:00, at the home of Tom and Sue Redding.



Eileen L. Simpson

SIMPSON, Eileen L., Eileen was born in Gladstone, North Dakota the oldest child of Elmer and Lillian (Gaffney) Johnson, and moved to Spokane in her youth. She graduated from Rogers High School in 1942 and Kinman Business School in 1944. Eileen then went to work for the Spokesman-Review in classified advertising. She later became secretary to the business manager and retired in 1984 as secretary to Mr. Cowles., She married Alva Joe Simpson September 16, 1954. Joe preceded her in death August 10, 1992, as did her younger brother, Howard Johnson September 6, 2006. Eileen moved to Riverview Retirement Community August 1, 1994 and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church., She is survived by her sister-in-law, Zella Johnson of Spokane; numerous cousins; and three step-children, Arthur W. Simpson of Olympia, WA, David Simpson, and Linda Simpson Jones of Spokane., Eileen has requested that no services will be held. She will be buried beside her husband at Fairmount Memorial Park. Memorials in her name may be made to Shriners Hospital, Wishing Star Foundation, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, or Ronald McDonald House., Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.



Elbert M. Durkee

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Eleanor Baker

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Eleanor Morgan Arthur

Eleanor Morgan ARTHUR Age 92, of West Seattle, beloved mother of Karen L. White and James H. Arthur, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, in West Seattle. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011, at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 206-932-2098. Officiating will be Senior Pastor Alan Gardner. Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor's memory to West Seattle Christian Church or to The Kenney Foundation Life Care Fund, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136-2008. Cremation entrusted to Forest Lawn Cremation Center, West Seattle 206-932-0050.



Elinor Six

Friday, April 1, 2011 4:18 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 attended 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 People's Bank began as a courier and, after several decades, he retired as Executive Vice President. At the bank he met his future 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 organizations including Rotary, the Lutheran Compass Center, Seattle Lutheran H.S., and Virginia Mason Hospital Foundation. His favorite pastimes were spending time with his wife and family, attending the Seattle Symphony, tracking his investments, gardening 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 deathby his wife of 69 years, Irene. He is survived by his daughter Linda (Bill) of West Seattle; grandson Jim of Vancouver, WA; granddaughter 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 Edna Dubuque

Elsie Edna Dubuque, 88, a resident of Snohomish passed away April 4, 2011 in Monroe. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Snohomish. 



Elsie Mae Hyink

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

June 20, 1920 - March 24, 2011Keith & Keith Funeral HomeElsie was born June 20, 1920, in Moxee, WA to John and Matilda (Jongejan) Huibregtse, fourth child of six. She was raised and schooled in Moxee with summer 



Elsie Oman

We lost the most precious gift our family was given, our Mom, on April 2, 2011. She started her life, June 7, 1927 with six other siblings born to John and Mary Manning in Wallace, Idaho. After her father passed away her mother moved the family to Spokane where Elsie grew up and met the love of her life, Ralph. They married in 1950 and raised seven children of their own: Dana, Lance, Doreen, Laurie, Clint, July and Eric. Her life centered around the family in the home that Ralph and his father built. Her beauty and grace made it easy for anyone who met her to love her as much as her children did. Sadly, she lost her husband of 59 years in 2009. She was a strong woman, as we all know. We will miss our Mother, but know she is dancing in the arms of her beloved Ralph. In addition to her seven children, she has one sister she leaves behind, Ruth Duncan; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 6, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with The Reverend Thomas Connolly conducting. Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane WA 99210-2215. Please visit Elsie's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Emilia F. Chudek

Emilia F. Chudek, age 91, peacefully went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 4, 2011. She was born Oct. 11, 1919 in Everson to John and Mary (Rusz) Chudek. Emilia graduated from Mt. Baker High School; and became a librarian for Bellingham City Library where she worked for 20 years. She delighted in music and loved singing in choirs. A faithful member of Immanuel Bible Church, she shared her love for the Lord teaching Sunday School for many years. Emilia was preceded in death by her siblings Helen Chudek, John Chudek, Justina Rasmussen, Anne Scheffer and Carl Chudek. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service gathering will be held Friday, April 8, 11:00 am at Second Christian Reformed Church Educational Annex, 8th & Front St. in Lynden. Private family burial will be in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Immanuel Bible Church Missionary Fund, 2000 W. North Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at




Forrest R. Washer, 85, died on January 4, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital after a long illness., He was born August 15, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky to Charles and Anna Washer., After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during, He married his childhood sweetheart, Betty Pottinger on January 23, 1946 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1950 with a degree in Electrical Engineering., Upon being hired by Boeing, they moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1954, and then to Seattle in 1957., In 1980, they moved to LaConner and built their home in Shelter Bay. Forrest retired in 1987 and spent many years traveling with Betty., He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; a sister, Frances of Boston, Kentucky; 3 children - Charles (Mary), Joei Lattz (Jim), Terri Ballard (Don); 4 grandchildren, Samantha Waldbauer, Laura Bartroff, Anna Wilson, Doug Ballard; and 2 great- grandchildren., Forrest will always be remembered for his enthusiasm for life, love of travel, new technology, nature and God., A memorial service is planned for Sunday, April 10th, at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1511 E. Broadway - at 3pm in the Fireside Room., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.



Fern A. Wallace

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Frances Maxine Gerber Christian

Frances Maxine Gerber CHRISTIAN Age 100. Passed away March 9, 2011, in Des Moines from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born Dec 26, 1910 in Isabel, SD to Ethel Wheelock and Martin Gerber, she spent most of her adult life in the Seattle area. She was a graduate of Queen Anne High School and of the University of Washington, where she majored in fine arts. She earned her teaching credentials at Western Washington University and taught elementary school for a short time before becoming a full-time wife and mother. Maxine was a long-time member of the League of Women Voters and the alumnae of Lambda Rho art honorary and was a Head Start volunteer for several years. She also pursued art and creative writing. Maxine and her husband enjoyed entertaining their friends and family, hiking and back-packing, trips to many destinations in the US and Canada and a trip to New Zealand. They also traveled in Alaska, where she had spent part of her childhood, and she and a friend traveled to France and Switzerland. Preceding her in death were her sister Geraldine Potter, her son Philip, her husband of 72 years, Edgar, and two nephews. Survivors include her daughter Suzanne Sweek (John) of Arlington, TX, grandchildren Kassie Lancaster (Mike) and Jeremy Sweek (Amy), great grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob and Adam Lancaster and Sydney and Jonathan Sweek, all of Texas, and her daughter-in-law, Margarita Christian (Dennis Glines). A celebration of her life will be held April 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Wesley Homes Health Center, 1122 S. 216th, Des Moines. Memorials may be made to the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave. 98101, or a charity of choice. At her request, her remains were donated to the ADRC for medical research. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Washelli.



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.




Garth B. BEDFORD Born December 21, 1928 in Toronto Canada, passed away suddenly March 29th, 2011 in Renton, WA.A Memorial will be held Friday,April 8th at 3:00 p.m. at Highlands Community Church, 3031 NE 10th St. Renton, WA 98056. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the Renton Community Foundation: Please review the website at to see the memorial.



Gary L. Forcier

Gary L FORCIER Born 8/23/1945, died 2/1/2011 



George E. Richards

Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grand-father, and good friend passed on up to heaven on March 30, 2011. His beloved wife, Jo, had been waiting for him since 1998. George was born in Post Falls, Idaho to John and Pearl Richards on May 20, 1921. The family later moved to Spokane and settled. George attended Rogers High School and graduated in 1940. He met Jo Sicilia when he was her family's paperboy. Upon their graduation from Rogers, George and Jo became engaged. They were together since they first met and never looked back. They married in 1942, on George's birthday. George worked for the Spokane Fire Department from February 1947 through June of 1953. He rode an engine in Station #12. George served his country during, in the US Army as a paratrooper. During his European travels, as he landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, he broke his leg. After returning from the service, George became a civilian government fireman at Deep Creek, Fairchild Air Force Base until his retirement. He was an active member of the, and volunteered for many projects. George and Jo took many trips but the most fun for them were their spur of the moment trips to Nevada. George leaves behind daughter, Susan Richards Cannata and son-in-law, George; grandsons, Tony and wife Kathie, Christopher, Jeff and Craig; great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Katie, Samantha, Ali, Allison, Anna, Matthew and Maddox; great-great-granddaughter, KaitLynn; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks to those at Sacred Heart Medical Center 6 North and the staff on the medical floor at Holy Family Hospital. Only with dignity, respect, and thoughtfulness did all those wonderful people care for George in this his final journey to his wife and Heaven. We will miss you Dad. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 from 9:00AM -" 8:00PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA . Vigil service will begin at 7:00PM on Friday, April 8 at Riplinger Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to S.C.R.A.P.S., 2521 N. Flora Rd. Spokane Valley, WA 99216 or to the Spokane Humane Society 6607 N. Havana St. Spokane, WA 99217. Online guest book at



Gerald Francis Swanbeck

SWANBECK, Gerald, Francis, Of LaCrosse, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 at age 86. He was born January 22, 1925, to William and Jo Swanbeck Hynes. He grew up in Spokane, WA, and grad-uated from Rogers High School. He served in the, and was stationed in Korea. After he was discharged he returned to Spokane and started work for McKesson and Robbins as a pharmaceutical salesman and held this job for 30 years. Later he worked at the Bull Test Station in LaCrosse, WA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved music. He played piano and as a young man joined several of his friends playing in a dance band. For many Christmases he was a very convincing Santa Claus and played him to perfection delighting both young and old in the family. Jerry was a man of great integrity and left this world a better place just by being here. He will be remembered for his warmth and unyielding kindness. At his request there will be no formal service and he will be laid to rest with his mother and father at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane. Bruning FUNERAL HOME of COLFAX is caring for the family and on-line condolences may be sent to



Geraldine Maloy

MALOY, Geraldine, Entered into rest on April 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Born to Patrick and Celesta Connelly on April 24, 1922, in Valley City, ND, Geraldine worked many years locally as a cocktail waitress. She loved playing cards and bingo. She also spent many years volunteering at the food bank. She was a Gold Star Mother. Geraldine was preceded in death by two husbands and by her son, Jack, in 1969 (Vietnam). She is survived by her children, James (Sandra) Southwick, Ray (Carol) Southwick, Rick (Shannon) Southwick all of Spokane, and Janet (Carl) Waggoner of Washington State; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, no service will be held. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY in charge of arrangements. Guestbook:



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Gladys L. Crutcher Hedges (Gockley Schmitten)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 1:00 PM 

Gladys was born on November 29, 1915, in Libby, MT. She was the second daughter of Harry L. and Minnie L. (Calhoun) Crutcher. The family came to Wenatchee when she was three years old. Gladys attended Wenatchee schools and graduated from Wenatchee High. She married Ralph W. Hedges on August 25, 1935, and moved to Stemilt Hill, where they owned and operated an orchard.



Glenn B. Martin

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 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.



Gordon H. "Gordy" Fanning

FANNING, Gordon H., Was received by our Lord on March 29, 2011. He was born on August 20, 1929 to Harold and Irene Fanning in Lewiston, ID. Gordon attended North Central High School. He met and married the love of his life, Iris Parks on August 11, 1956. Gordon joined the US Army and served in the, . Following his time in the service, Gordon would work for the railroad and retire after 30 years. Gordon was an honest, kind and hard working man. He always put his family's needs first. We look forward to joining him in Heaven one day and he will be greatly missed until then. Gordon is survived by daughters, Lindell L. Martin, Kathleen M. Lewis, step-daughter Lorraine Hollenbaek, step-son Bobby Porter, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers Brad and Gary Fanning, and sisters Beverly Ann Martin and Julie Judge. A memorial service will be held at Sunset Chapel located inside Fairmont Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave. Spokane, WA on April 8, 2011 at 1 pm.



Gordon Lester Miley

Gordon Lester MILEY Gordon was born Sep. 22, 1914 and passed Apr. 2, 2011 at 96 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, in 2005. He leaves three children Ken, Lee and Marilyn and their spouses, and six grandchildren. Gordon lived his entire life in Seattle. He was born on Queen Anne Hill and then resided in the Greenlake area since 1925. He graduated from Lincoln High School and began work as a parts mechanic for Fageol Motors. He later was employed by Metro transit as the Supervisor of Stores and retired in 1980. Gordon was a devoted husband, father and friend to many. His favorite place to be was McKee's Beach on Port Susan Bay where he spent many happy hours with wife Elsie and family. Interment at Washelli Cemetery at 12pm on Sat., Apr. 9th. Memorial service and fellowship to follow at Bethany Lutheran Church at 2:00 pm, 7400 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or Providence Hospice.



Harold E. Mortimer

Harold E. MORTIMER Known as 'Hank' to family and friends, died March 30, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA at the age of 43. He was born on September 24, 1967 in Las Vegas, NM and lived his early life in various parts of the state. He attended Our Lady of Fatima and St. Pius X high school in Albuquerque, NM. In 1984 he moved to Alamosa, CO where he attended Adams State College. He received a Bachelor's Degree in University Studies from the University of NM. In 1994 he moved to Lynnwood, WA where he worked helping handicapped citizens live independent lives. He most recently worked for the NW Regional Data Center as a computer operator in the print shop, a job he held for more than a decade. In his youth, Hank was a baseball catcher, played on his high school football team, played handball and built and operated radio controlled airplanes and race cars. Airplanes were one of his passions and he had his private pilot's license. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed playing golf, hiking, distance running, skiing, road biking and camping.He recently made his own set of golf clubs. He was an avid strategy game player all of his life, as well as a history buff. He was a big fan of the University of NM Lobos and the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Hank is preceded in death by his mother, Sandy Mortimer. He is survived by his loving father, Gene Mortimer (stepmother, Mary) of Taos Ski Valley, NM; sister, Maggie Cinnella (husband Frank) of Pinellas Park, FL; great aunt Helen Rosenthal of Albuquerque, NM; aunt Frankie Johnson (husband Jim Lewis) of Albuquerque, NM; aunt Jenny Robinson (husband Fulton) of El Paso, TX; and many cousins and their families. Informal gathering with family and friends will be held, 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Friday, April 8, 2011 at Bonney Watson Funeral Home - 1732 Broadway, Seattle. Private cremation was held prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Hank's memory to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Your pain is gone and you are free. We all love you and only wanted to hold you and help. May you rest in peace and always watch over us.



Harold N. Deatherage

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 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.



Harold R. Piper

Harold R. PIPER After a short illness, Hal Piper passed away at the age of 90 on March 20, 2011. A long time resident of Kirkland, and engineer at Boeing, Hal was an avid golfer and Rotarian. He leaves behind a daughter Pam, grandchildren Susan and Erin, and great grandchildren, Max and Emmet. He was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed. His memorial service will be at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kikland, April 9, at 2:00. Instead of flowers please donate to the Red Cross for the Japanese relief effort.



Harvie H. "HCIII" Clark III

Harv Clark began his journey in Yakima on Friday the 13th March, 1942 and passed away on April Fool's Day, 2011. He was the son of Eunice and Harvie Clark Jr. Always quick with a joke; which if you are sharing those now he will want credit the first three times you tell it -" with the obligation to tell it over and over again., Introduced to radio by Al Bell at KIT in Yakima his love of broadcasting grew into a lifelong passion -" he was a natural and every bit the professional. In 1960 he joined the Air Force and served overseas in Armed Forces Radio. During his tour he traveled all over Europe and had a ball. He was 18 years at KHQ and finished his broadcasting career with Clear Channel Radio. As the PA announcer he loved his front row seat at Gonzaga University basketball games. He spent 10 years with Spokane Youth Sports Association running the soccer program., Fishing and bird hunting were hobbies he enjoyed from his childhood. Music also touched his life whether playing in the band, at a live show or quizzing his family about the songs on the radio -" he enjoyed it all. He loved baseball -" playing, watching or umpiring., Harv is survived by his wife of 38 years Peggy Clark; daughter Erin Clark; grandson and pride and joy Kenner Clark; sister Vicki (Roy) Brown of Lafayette, LA; niece Jennifer Brown of Houston; and nephew Kevin Brown of Lafayette, LA. A celebration of his life will be Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 1pm and will be conducted at Hennessey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Camp Sweyolakan, Camp Fire USA Inland NW Council. or St. Luke's Pediatric Outpatient Services. Please visit Harv's tribute and leave a story at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Henry Earl Severson

Henry Earl SEVERSON Our dear Hank Severson passed away on March 19, 2011. He is survived by his sister, Lois Hanson, his children, David and Kirsten Severson, his wife Diane Balloun Severson and many other treasured family members. Hank was born in Spring Valley, Illinois, became a civil engineer from the University of Illinois and enjoyed a fulfilling career with Boeing. He loved baseball, movies, travel, discovering the unknown and most of all - a good laugh. He was always seeking to be a better man learning through the depth of different spiritualities, cultures and religions. To the day he died he connected with people of all walks of life and remained a loyal, loving and devoted father, brother, uncle, husband, friend and father-figure to many. Hankster the prankster - we will miss you dearly. Love you deep. Service held at St. Vincent de Paul Sat. April 9, at 11:00 a.m. at 30525 8th Ave S., Federal Way, WA.



Henry J. Heinz

Henry J. HEINZ February 3, 1928 ~ April 1, 2011 Born in Dickenson, ND, one of six children. With his family he moved to Yakima, WA in 1936, moving again after graduating from high school. Married Dolores Schmaltz in 1948, dissolution in 1975. Hank worked for Boeing for 43 years. During that time he spent two years in the U.S. Army. He had two hobbies, his wood working shop in the basement where he spent many hours; and his vegetable garden. His first and only job lasted 43 years at Boeing as experimental flight mechanic. Leaving behind his wife of 32 years, B. Ann Heinz; his children, Dennis (Judy), Sandra, Brian, Cynthia and Bonnie; step-children Walt (Diane), Henry Froyen; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one brother Leo Heinz of Walla Walla. Services will be held at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Phinney Avenue North at 1:00 p.m. on April 8. Remembrances may be made to Phinney Ridge Church or a charity of your choice.



Hyrum W. Bunten

Hyrum was born November 1, 1954 in Portland, OR and passed April 2, 2011 at home in Everett, WA., Hyrum fought a long battle with cancer and now he is in the arms of our father in Heaven., He leaves behind three children, Jessica M. Lewis, Heidy L. Bunten and Sy W. Bunten; and four grandchildren., Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at his home. Potluck will be held at service.



Iola Muriel (Kyllo) Beal

Went to be with her Lord on March 31, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Iola was born on December 10, 1922 in LaCrosse, WA to John and Juliette (Wigen) Kyllo. She graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1940 and continued her education at St. Luke's Nursing School receiving her nursing degree in 1944. Iola married Lawrence Beal on September 29, 1944 in Hollywood, CA. She worked in a variety of different hospitals and institutions and became a pastor's wife in 1951, working side by side with her husband as he began his ministry in Kittitas, WA; retiring from the ministry in 1979 while serving in Endicott/Benge, WA. Iola enjoyed cooking, sewing and was a fabulous homemaker, mother, and wife. She had the gifts of laughter and joy. Iola is survived by her sons, Pastor Randy (Neree) Beal, Rod (Teri) Beal, both of Spokane, WA, daughter Claudia (Mel) Rumwell, Portland, OR, nine grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Paul, Bruce, Dan and a sister Dee. Iola was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Rev. Lawrence Beal in 2008. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Spokane First Assembly of God Church, 828 W. Indiana Ave. Spokane, WA with Pastor Randy Beal officiating. A private family committal will be held earlier at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E. Trent Ave. Spokane, WA 99202.



Irene Louise Martin

Sunday, March 27, 2011 1:00 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 1:00 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. William "Bill" Pierce

Bill Pierce, 87, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 20, 2011 at SW WA Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Douglas, ND and moved to Vancouver over 60 years ago., Bill spent most of his working years playing and teaching piano, organ, and accordion up and down the west coast. In his later years, he had a small accordion repair/sales business and continued giving music lessons., Bill leaves behind many nieces and nephews., He was the last of his eight siblings to pass away., A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held in July, to be announced., Please sign Bill's guest book at:




JEANNE CECLIA SIEGEL BOUTON November 9, 1913 - March 30, 2011 Jeanne C. Siegel Bouton was born Genoveffia Dobrzenecka on either November 7th or November 9th, 1913, reportedly in Van Buren, Maine, to Boleslaw and Lottie Wladyslawa Dobrinski. Jeanne Bouton died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the University Place Care Center, University Place, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Karl, and Shelene "Bunny" Siegel, by her husband Vernon C. Bouton, and by four brothers and three sisters, including Thomas Dobrinski of Tacoma, WA. Jeanne is survived by sisters Betty Dobrinski Sluk and Phyllis Dobrinski Adamiak, many nieces and nephews, step-daughter Mary Mitchell, and step-granddaughters Angela and Lindsay Mitchell. Jeanne Bouton lived in the Tacoma area for more than fifty years and was a member of the Life Center Church at South 19th and Union. Life Center will conduct a graveside memorial service on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. She will be buried with her husband Vernon Bouton at the New Tacoma Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Tuell-McKee Funeral Home. Please sign online guest book at




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Juan (Johnny) del Bosque, age 55, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico after a short illness., Son of Francisco and Manuela del Bosque, Juan was born on July 23, 1955 at Skagit Valley Hospital., Juan lived in Bow, WA, attended Edison Grade School, graduated from Burlington Edison High School and went on to receive a BA in Education with a major in Spanish from Western Washington University doing his internship at Sedro-Woolley High School., After graduation Juan taught high school Spanish in Homer, Alaska for three years and then moved to Saltillo, Mexico. He worked for, of Saltillo for ten years and during this time taught English evening classes at the University of Coahuila. He returned to teaching and taught English at the Saltillo Academy until his death., He loved sports, especially softball where he excelled. He was kind, friendly, caring and had a great easy laugh., In July of 1984, Juan married Lourdes, son Ramon was born in 1985 and Francisco in 1988., Juan was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Manuela; and brother, Joe from Sedro-Woolley, WA., He is survived by his wife and sons from Saltillo; sisters, Lydia Trevino (Magdaleno), Nellie Ramos (Jose), Hilda and brother, Jess (Barbara), all of Skagit County; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews., A Rosary service will be recited today at 11am at the Iglesia de la Concepcion in Saltillo with burial tomorrow at 1pm., Arrangements are under the care of Funerales San Antonio, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.



James Nicholas Sommer

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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.



Janice C. Major Simon

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Jean Miller

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

February 12, 1925 ~ March 27, 2011



Jeanette Bell (Webb) Jameson

Jeanette Jameson of Country Meadows, Bridgeville, PA, formerly of Marysville, WA, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Country Meadows Nursing Center at the age of 93., She is survived by her sons, Patrick Barnhard Alexander of Bremerton, WA and Danrick Webb Alexander and wife Anna of McMurray, PA; grandsons, James Danrick Alexander of Morgantown, WV and Scott Patrick Alexander currently in Johannesburg, South Africa; brothers, Howard Webb, Jr. of Cottonwood, AZ and Lee A. Webb of Sparta, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded by two husbands, Fredrick Jackson Alexander m1943-d1972 and Arnold "Jamie" Jameson m1976-d1991; a sister, Marian Petersilge; and brother, John Webb, Sr., She was born the first child of Howard and Ethel Webb in Cleveland, OH, on August 2, 1917. Growing up she answered to the nickname "Jigs." She graduated from Lakewood High School and Baldwin Wallace College majoring in English. She met Sgt. Fred Alexander on a cross county bus trip. They were married during WWII in 1943, at the Buckley Air Field Chapel in Denver, CO where she worked for the D&RG RR. They moved to Laredo, TX and New Haven, CT, until the war ended and then settled in Mukilteo, WA. They enjoyed beachcombing, shell collecting, camping, sewing, boat-building and raising a family in Everett, WA. It was always fun to set the crab pots and build a driftwood fire on the beach to fix a seafood dinner. Fred, who worked on Puget Sound tug boats, could repair most anything. Together they taught the importance of education and self-reliance., She returned to graduate school at the, for a master's degree in Librarianship and to qualify as the Children's Librarian of the Snohomish-Island County Regional Library System. Telling stories during children's time with handmade and dressed puppets was typical of her interests. Later as Branch Library Manager she worked to enhance facilities and constituent access to all library resources., She joined the Mountaineers' Club and hiked in the Cascades and Queen Charlotte Islands. In 1976 she married Jamie Jameson, a long-term acquaintance and fellow library worker. One of her special wedding gifts was a Coo Coo clock from the Black Forest that she kept running the rest of her life. They enjoyed the mountains, ocean and other Pacific NW sites. She was an accomplished seamstress who made most of her own clothes and many crafts for friends and the Stillaguamish Senior Center Bazaar. They had many friends and regularly hosted the "lunch bunch" gatherings in their home in Marysville, WA, overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Jamie, who used to race airplanes and loved to golf and run model trains, died suddenly in 1991. Jeanette continued to live there until moving to Pittsburgh in 2004 to be closer to family and grandkids. She developed many friends, volunteered and participated in regular activities at Country Meadows - South Hills Assisted Living facility near Bridgeville, PA., A service for family and friends will be held at Country Meadows Building 2 chapel May 5, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., Donations may be designated for the benefit of the County Meadows Co-Worker Foundation, 830 Cherry Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 in Jeanette's name.



Jeralyd Dean "Jerry" Derby

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

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Jeralyd Dean "Jerry" Derby, 60, of Yakima, formerly of Seaside, OR, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Jerry was born



Joan Alice (Koppenheffer) Thorson

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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 Frymire M.D.

Dr. John Frymire passed away at age 90 in Everett, WA, March 30, 2011., John was born to Andrew and Daisy (Patterson) Frymire on December 12, 1920, in Monmouth, IL. He graduated from Monmouth High School and Monmouth College, after spending a year at Stanford University. He went on to study medicine at the, at Champaign-Urbana. After completing his medical training, John served as a flight surgeon in the Army Air Corps in Texas, California and in post-war Germany. After leaving the military in 1950, he completed a surgical residency at Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco., The family settled in Palo Alto and Los Altos, CA, where John was in private practice as a surgeon for 20 years. In the early seventies, the family relocated to Snohomish, WA, where John continued his service as a physician until 1990, at which time he retired to relax, travel, and play bridge., Dr. Frymire was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Gwyneth (Whiteman); his special companion and travel-mate, Bernice Peterson; and his brother-in-law, Curt Roche., Surviving are his children, Molly Wilson of N. Lakewood and David (Linda), Steven and Janice Frymire, all of Snohomish. He also leaves his grandchildren, Eric Wilson of Spokane, Lisa (Rob) Barmore of Carrollton, KY, Leslie (Earnie) Hutchinson, and Chris (Raven) Britt of Snohomish. He also leaves great-grandchildren, Andrew, Tristan, Matt, Jessica, Kara, Kristin, Shalinna, and Tyler. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Margaret Roche; former brother-in-law Robert Jenks; niece, Carol (Taro) Nakamoto; nephew, Scott Jenks; grand-nephew, Cory; and grand-niece, Megan, all of California., The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Pamela Harrison, Kim Bryant, Norma Wall, the Snohomish Senior Center bridge group and the staff at Providence Colby, especially the bedside staff on 6A at Providence Colby campus, who all provided loving care and support to John and to the family these last months., A memorial is planned for May 1, 2011 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 1512 Pine Ave., Snohomish, WA at 2 p.m., For those who wish, donations in John's memory can be made to the Snohomish Senior Center, the Snohomish food bank, NPR or the charity of your choice.



Jones, Duane P. (Nordstrom)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:00 AM

Duane P. (Nordstrom) Jones Duane died peacefully at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Selah, WA, April 1, 2011. She was born on July ..... 



Joyce A. Porter

Joyce lived just a few weeks longer than her long-time sweetheart; they had been together 64 years. She was also preceded in death by Kimberly (2007). Joyce is survived by Paige, James D. Jr., and John M. III (wife, KarenJo). Jim and Joyce were blessed with six grandchildren, Preston Porter, Sierra (husband, Matt) Wardell, Brandy (husband, Hosea) Livingston, Adam Skoflanc, KelliJo (husband, Jerry) Hodgkins, and Noel (husband, Christian) O'Keefe; and eight great-grandchildren.



Joyce Wilma Smith

Joyce Wilma Smith, 83, peacefully passed away on Thurs., March 31, 2011 at her home in Vancouver, WA. She was born on Aug. 7, 1927 in Custer, OK to James Harrison and Emma Lydia (Harrell) Collins. A Vancouver resident for the last six years, Joyce was formerly of Modesto, CA., She worked as a lab technician in the food processing industry, and was a member of the Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene in Vancouver., Joyce enjoyed jewelry making, sewing and traveling, most importantly spending time with her family and friends. Joyce is survived by her sons, Larry Webb of Checotah, OK, Billy Mundy of Lindsay, OK, and Michael Smith of Hood River, OR; daughters, Sue Antram of Vancouver and Nancy Rust of Vancouver; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren., There will be a graveside service for Joyce on Sat., April 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah, OK., In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joyce's honor may be sent to the Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene, 16807 Northeast Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, WA 98682., Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



Julie May Robinson

Hanley Julie May Robinson Hanley, 49, passed away March 31, 2011 in Marysville, WA., She was born to Robert and Esther Robinson on March 24, 1962 in Everett, WA. Julie graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 1980 and had a career as a bookkeeper., She was the most loving wife, mother, sister and friend you could have., Preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Molly McGee; her brother, Robert Robinson; and grandson, Peyton Stuart Hallgren., Julie is survived by her husband, Ray Hanley; son, Jeramie Hallgren; daughters, Ali Hanley and Shelley Hallgren; siblings, James, Michael, John and Jeanie Hicks; grandchildren, Jordan and LilyAnna Hallgren., A memorial service will be held Friday, April 8, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Avenue, Arlington, WA., In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.



Katherine Sines Morrow

Sunday, April 3, 2011 1:00 PM 

Katherine spent her adult life as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She dedicated her life to Jehovah God on December 20, 1950. At her request, No Public Services will be held. A Family Gathering will be announced at a later date.



Kathy D. Burns

Friday, April 1, 2011 2:04 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. 



Keith Whitener

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:00 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.



Ken Matthew

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

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Cecil "Ken" Kenneth Matthew, 84, of Yakima, died March 30, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Ken was born December 13, 1926 in Okoboji, SD to James "Shorty" Oral Matthew and Susie Mo



Kent Ellis Swisher

Kent Ellis Swisher, 74, of Bellingham, WA, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011. He was born in Columbus Junction, Iowa on August 15, 1936, and served in the 



L. Duane Holte

L. Duane Holte, 89, of Bothell, WA, passed away March 26, 2011., He was born September 16, 1921 in Rugh Township, ND, where he graduated from Aneta High School. He served in, on the U.S.S. Louisville and the U.S.S. New Jersey from 1940 to 1946, achieving the rank of Chief Turret Captain., Duane retired from Alderwood Water District in 1984., He was involved in many organizations, including Robert Burns Lodge #243; Royal Arch Mason #61; Walter F. Meier Council #22; and Royal and Select Masters, Alderwood Chapter OES #185., Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing and all types of sports., Duane was married to Jean Hill March 4, 1950 at the Edmonds Methodist Church., He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ida Holte., He is survived by his wife, Jean; sons, Ralph (Pam), Chuck (Lisa) and Mick (Heidi); eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his brother, Al Holte., A memorial service will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills., Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Arch Masons, Children's Heart Foundation, Inc., PO Box 223, Marysville, WA 98270.



LeRoy Fanning

Friday, April 1, 2011 1:00 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.



Leland Clark Lloyd

LLOYD, Leland Clark, Passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Sagle, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint with full military honors., Lee was born on February 3, 1925 in Red Oak, Iowa to Charles and Edna Lloyd. He grew up attended schools in Red Oak, IA and Mound City, MO. Lee served in the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper during, . In Europe he fought in three major battles; the invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Lee was awarded the, when he was wounded in battle., Lee spent his career managing pole yards around the country and retired from B.J. Carney and Co. in Sandpoint in 1992. On September 24, 1999 he married Marie Wilkinson and they made their home in Sagle, ID., He is survived by his wife Marie Lloyd of Sagle; one son Ric (Laurie) Lloyd of Ferndale, WA; one daughter Kathy (Tim) Hartnett of Chicago, IL; five step-children, including Audrey Oster (Chris Lewis) of Sandpoint, ID; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters Annie Almquist of Huntington Beach, CA and Frannie Kindberg of West Minster, CO., He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Lloyd, sister Ruth Robinson and son Tom Lloyd., LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Lee's online memorial at, and sign his guest book.



Lidio A. Lozano, Sr.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Lidio A. Lozano, Sr., of Yakima, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his home after a long illness surrounded by his family. He was born August 3, 1937 in La Union, Guerrero, Mex



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 U.S., . 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 11:00am, 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.



Lorene Raines

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

Lorene Raines, born July 15, 1925 in Troy, Mississippi, to Alford and May Henderson, died in Yakima, WA on March 31, 2011. Lorene came from a large family, having seven brothers and four sisters. Know survivors are sister-in-law, Louise Rain



Louis J. Pavliska

Louis J. Pavliska, age 95 passed away in Spokane Valley, Washington. His home was Odessa, Wash-ington. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Galen and Anne (O'Dea) Pavliska of Spokane Valley, Washington; three granddaughters: Cindy A. (Pavliska) Simmons, Kristy E. (Pavliska) and Craig R. Schwendeman, and Trisha L. (Pavliska) and John T. Cain; six grandchildren: Jacob J. Cain, Colin C. Cain, Alex T. Schwendeman, Joey R. Schwendeman, Connor P. Cain, and Abby E. Schwendeman; his sister, Elizabeth Kruse of Spokane, Washington; one brother-in-law, Karl Kissler of Spokane Valley, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louis is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna (Trejbal) Pavliska, first wife, Elsie (Kissler) Pavliska, second wife, Florence (Dobson) Pavliska, and his two sisters, Anna (Pavliska) Bennett and Josephine (Pavliska) Mackintosh. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Odessa, Washington. Father Roy Floch will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church: Odessa, Washington, St. Paschal's Catholic Church, PO Box 11128, Spokane Valley, Washington 99211, or to the donor's personal charity of choice. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, Washington is attending to funeral arrangements.



Margaret "Peggy" Kissling Arnold

Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:04 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 Elenbaas

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

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryMargaret Elenbaas, 93, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully March 31, 2011. Margaret the youngest child of Gerrit and Neltie Kobes born in G



Marie Johnson

Friday, April 1, 2011 10:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 10, 1923 - March 27, 2011



Marjorie Anne (Kingrey) James

Friday, March 25, 2011 1:00 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 J. Locke

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Marjorie Louise Baranowitz

BARANOWITZ, Marjorie Louise, A loving daughter, wife and mother, Marge passed away unexpectedly at her home April 2nd 2011. Marge was born and raised in Spokane and has called Spokane home for the last 30 years. She graduated from Mary Cliff in 1957. Marge married her soulmate Robert in 1962. She retired from Group Health after 17 years as a corporate cashier. She was a member of St Thomas More Parish where she attended regularly. She loved spending time with her friends, going to the casino, watching soap operas, cheering on the Notre Dame football team in the fall, and was a big fan of Elvis. She had a great sense of humor, generous nature and was loved by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Marie, parents Edward and Adeline Fiskness, and her loving husband Robert of 45 years. She is survived by her son David (Marina) Baranowitz of Spokane; daughters Diane Putnam of Yakima and Debra Thur of Spokane; four grandchildren: Ryan Baranowitz, Corey Thur, Travis and Tracie Putnam, all of Spokane. Mass of Christian Burial with reception will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011 at St. Thomas More Parish, 515 W St. Thomas More Way Spokane, WA 99208. Entombment following reception at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the, . Please sign Marge's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Martha P. Bates

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Mary Carmella Scalf

Born August 22, 1922, in Priest River, Idaho, to Henry and Rose Naccarato, Mary passed away March 30, 2011, at Hospice House of Spokane, with her family by her side. Mary was raised in Priest River, and moved to Spokane in 1966. She loved to cook and bake, and she always managed to take care of her family, friends, and neighborhood with special homemade goodies. Her grandchildren were the love of her life., Mary is survived by her son, Tom (Laurie); two grandchildren, Brandon and Katie; and two sisters, Ann Giampietri, and Jody (Vic) Giampietri. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mike; and sister, Laurie Morin., A memorial service will be held April 6, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.



Mary Leone Broadhead

Monday, April 4, 2011 9:13 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Mary Louise Pennington

Mary Louise PENNINGTON Mary, age 91, passed away March 23, 2011. She was a lifelong resident of Magnolia. She was preceded in death by her husband Ted Pennington. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Malone and Carol Dee Gilbert, and her stepchildren Bruce Pennington, Paul Pennington, and Gail Johnson, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A private celebration of her life is being held. Memorials may be made in her name to the King County Humane Society. Sign Mary's on-line Guest Book at



Medaine Gates Thomason

Sunday, March 27, 2011 1:00 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.



Michael D. Gillespie

Mike was born in Spokane on March 5, 1937 to Marcus and Margaret Jane (Smith) Gillespie. He passed away April 3, 2011 in his home in the Spokane Valley. Mike graduated from Central Valley High School and after two years in the Marine Corps, he attended the University of Montana in Missoula. After college he moved to California becoming a national bank examiner for the State of California and married his first wife and had two daughters. When he returned to Spokane he remarried and had another daughter. He retired as an accountant for the Washington Dept. of Transportation. In his younger years he was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for golfing, boating, bird hunting and fishing. Mike was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 40 years ago and handled it with his own brand of humor and grace. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and sister Janet C. Eiden. He is survived by sisters Marcia Coursey and Julie (Tom) Lundstrom; daughters Pamela (Mike) Skidmore, Kathryn (Brian) Schiazzano, Mia (Chris) Robbins; stepdaughter Jamie Laughlin and five grandchildren. Mike is also survived by the love of his life and wonderful companion of six years, Eleanore Badinger. A memorial service will be held Saturday April 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley. Memorial contributions can be made in Mike's honor to the, and Cancer Care NW.



Michael Donald Wolfe

Michael Donald Wolfe, son of Donald and Carla Wolfe, twin brother Steven Wolfe, Grandson of Darryll and Elaine Wolfe. He is survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins., Michael was born in Everett, WA, grew up on Camano Island. He attended Stanwood schools and graduated from Stanwood High School class of 1998. He was on the tennis and golf team. He also attended Skagit Valley Community College and played on the varsity tennis team., The family wishes to thank the staff at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for the wonderful compassionate care. We would also like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this time., A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Stanwood American Legion Post 92., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.



Michael Lynn Maas

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Michael McKinley Hendrix

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



Monetta Mikos

Monetta "Mikie" Mikos, born January 18, 1920 in Van Buren, Arkansas, passed Friday April 1 2011. She had been in the loving hands of the V.A. Hospice staff. She had a zest for life. Her hobbies were horseback riding; square dancing, sewing and quilting; but most of all she loved spending time with family. She will be missed by all that knew her. One family member put it best this way. In times of great sorrow it's nice to have family that you can lean on. The world has been blessed with the life of a great woman, Monetta Marie Mikos!! She has loved with all her heart and then some! She has raised four wonderful children who I am blessed to have as my father my uncles and my hero, my aunt. She passed down a sense of humor that makes this family fun and always a place you never want to leave. As I watch the last few days of her life I look in her baby blues and wonder how we will ever survive without her here. Then I look into the faces that surround me and I see the light she has put in all of us. I will love you till the end of my days and then some Grandma!! Forever and always. Service will be held at E. 14303 Sprague Avenue, in the Rec Room, Saturday, April 9, 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VA Hospice Center at the VA Hospital.



Naomi Ruth Gilbert

Naomi Ruth GILBERT March 20, 1918 ~ March 21, 2011 Naomi Ruth Gilbert was born March 20, 1918 to loving parents Roy and Lelah Mae Sheppard Bebout in Lovilia, Iowa, where she spent her early years before moving to Hutchinson, Kansas. She graduated from Emporia State Teachers College and served as a high school English teacher in Kansas, New Mexico, California, and Washington. Naomi married her childhood sweetheart, Wynford George Gilbert, in Anthony, Kansas. They were blessed with three children-Sandra Helene, David George, and Stephen Wyn. Wynford preceded her in death in 1986. Wyn was a Presbyterian clergyman. Naomi was church organist in Coulee City, Vancouver, and Seattle, Washington in churches Wyn pastored. Naomi is survived by her three children, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held.



Newton Robert Sloan

Sunday, March 27, 2011 1:00 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.



Norene Hahn

Monday, April 4, 2011 4:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Sept. 19, 1935 - March 31, 2011 



OBITUARY: Adele Goodnough

Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:00 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: Clara Esther (Hayes) Peterson

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00 AM 

Esther Peterson was born in a Methodist parsonage in Corbin, Sumner County, Kan., Dec. 30, 1921, to Virgil and Elsie Hayes. She grew up in parsonages in Kansas and Oklahoma. After her first piano performance in third grade, Esther often played piano and organ in church. She survived a year in bed with tuberculosis to become eighth grade [...]



OBITUARY: Louise Collins Gulick

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:00 AM 

Louise Collins Gulick, 52, died of natural causes at her home in Pullman on April 2. A family nurse practitioner at Palouse Medical P.S., Louise began her career at Gritman Medical Center and subsequently served as the primary care provider at the Kendrick Clinic. While she enjoyed all aspects of primary care, her specific medical interests included diabetes [...]



OBITUARY: Phyllis LeTourneau

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:00 AM 

Phyllis Jean Kaercher LeTourneau, 85, of Moscow, Idaho, died April 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born May 8, 1925, to George Edward and Inga Wahl Kaercher in Minneapolis, Minn., and attended kindergarten through high school in Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in June 1947 with a degree in home cconomics. Phyllis met [...]



OBITUARY: Velven 'Skinny' Albert

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00 AM 

Velven "Skinny" Albert went to be with his maker April 2, 2011. He was born Sept. 9, 1928, to Roy and Emily Albert at Palouse, Wash. He was raised on a farm near Potlatch, Idaho. He went to Elmore Grade School through eighth grade. He helped his father farm and log with horses, as well as worked for [...]



Patricia (Pat) (Trisha) Ann Flodin

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryGod embraced Mom and gently took her into His glory on April 2, 2011 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Her family had the privilege of being by her side. Mom is r 



Paul (Jasper) Baker

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

SULTON - Paul (Jasper) Baker, after a long battle with cancer, left us at the age of 78 on March 4, 2011 at his home in Sulton, WA with family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife Marcia, son Howard of Mill Creek, daughter Jeannie



Philip Daniel Stromstad

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Phyllis Welch Carlson

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 1:00 PM 

Phyllis Welch Carlson passed away peacefully on April 2, 2011. Phyllis was born on February 19, 1935, in Wenatchee, WA, the fourth daughter of Jim and Stella Welch. Her parents were the founders of Welch Apples and Phyllis was proud of her strong ties with the Wenatchee apple community.



Randall M. Peterson

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

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsRandall M. Peterson, 71, of Yakima went to join The Love of His Life on March 30, 2011. He was the 14th of 16 children born to Everett "Pete" and Emma Peterson. Born in Springfield, Missouri, the Family



Richard Howard Meier

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Richard Roy Colman

Richard Roy COLMAN November 24, 1937 ~March 31, 2011 Richard (Dick) Colman passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the age of 73. He was surrounded by family at his Enumclaw home, where he had lived for 37 years. Dick was born to Ken and Alice Colman in Rochester, Minnesota, on November 24, 1937. Dick and his family moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1944, where he graduated from Highline High School. After a brief time as an inspector at Boeing, he was hired by United Airlines in 1961. After 36 years, he retired as a captain on 747 jetliners. Throughout his life, Dick loved spending time with his family. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with the companionship of his black labs. In recent years, he cherished time with family and friends at his cabin in Sekiu. Dick is survived by his longtime companion Pam Sparks. He was very proud of his children: Cathy Hollar, Brad Colman, Chris Colman, and Tiffany Colman; eight grandchildren: Kari, Cindy, Collin, Lowen, Anderson, Derek, Aiden, and Taytum; and one great-grandson, Timothy. He is also survived by his brother, Ron Colman. The family is having a celebration of Dick's life at his home at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 9, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society ( involved/donate/donateonlinenow); Good Samaritan MultiCare Hospice (; or Ducks Unlimited ( du).



Robert A. Rakevich

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Robert James Young

Robert James Young Of Puyallup, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2011. He was born in Seattle on April 8, 1921. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Young. Together they owned and operated Golden Rule Grocery in Puyallup for 21 years until their retirement in 1987. Bob had a fun and adventurous childhood in West Seattle. During the Depression, he and his family lived in a small cabin "in the sticks" (Duval) and he graduated from Bothell High School in 1940. Bob served in the 91st division, 363rd infantry during



Robert L. Sweet Sr.

Born in Camas, WA on March 19, 1931, Bob passed away on March 31, 2011., He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; his brother and sisters; his children; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren., Bob was preceded in death by his son, Bobby; and eight brothers and sisters., Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him., A memorial will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 6328 180th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., A reception will follow at the American Legion on 6th and Dayton in Edmonds.



Robert LaVern "Vern" Maulden

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

Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral HomeRobert LaVern "Vern" Maulden was born to James L. & Pearl Maulden on February 6th, 1921 in Toppenish, WA in a small farm house. He and his brother, Forrest, enjoyed teasing their sisters (Nina & Ray 



Robert Simon Bax

Robert Simon BAX January 24, 1936 ~ March 31, 2011 Bob went to be with the Lord after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was born in Indonesia, served in the Dutch Air Force and emigrated to the United States in 1958. He was a flight test engineer at the Boeing Company. Bob will be remembered for his humbleness, honesty, passion for life and love for his family & friends. He will forever be missed by his wife Ellen. He is also survived by his sisters Ilse and Hilde, his brother Benjamin and numerous nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 2 o'clock in Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his name to the Northwest Parkinson Foundation.



Ronald Farley

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:20 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Nov. 20, 1939 - April 3, 2011 



Ruby Christine Barquist

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

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Ruby Christine Barqust died March 31, 2011 at Highgate House in Yakima, WA. She was born September 19, 1922 in Preston, WA. She was raised in Enumclaw, WA; where she graduated High School. She 



Russell Paul Knight

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeSELAH - Russell Paul Knight - age 87, of Selah, Washington died Sunday, April 3, 2011. Russ served in the United States Army Air Corps, serving from Sept. 1941 through Dec. 1945. He served with Distinction



Ryder E. Barce

BARCE, Ryder E., Born February 28, 2011 in Spokane; passed away April 3, 2011 in Spokane. He is survived by his mother, Kelsie O. Symons; father, Rodney E. Barce; grand-parents: Sandy and Robin Richardson, Irene Halverson and Paul Owen, Susan and David Hill, Sharon Hedlund; uncles, Andrew, Anthony; aunts: Briana, Kolbi, Isis, Taucia, Taylor, Jordan, Whitney. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit Ryder's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by




Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:00 AM 

Alberta O. Knight, 90, of Pullman, Wash., died Jan. 3, 2011. The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman. Concluding services will take place at the Pullman Cemetery. [...]



SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Derek Judson Wandschneider

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:00 AM 

Derek Judson Wandschneider, formerly of Pullman, died March 19, 2011. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 N.E. Campus in Pullman. A light lunch will follow. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Alice Ann Johnson

Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:00 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: Esther E. Peterson

Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:00 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. [...]




MEMORIAL SERVICE, 4-10-43 to 11-20-10, Sue's Memorial Service and Celebration will be at Aidan's Espiscopal Church on Sunday, April 10th at 2pm to 5pm. Address 1318 East SR 532, Camano Island, WA 98282. Sign Sue's on line guest book at



Shawn Loren Kellogg

Shawn Loren KELLOGG Shawn was born November 4, 1974 in Nairobi, Kenya, to Richard and Peggy Kellogg. He died April 2, 2011 at Providence Hospital, Everett. Shawn grew up in the sunshine of Kisumu, Kenya, and moved to the Seattle area with his family when he was 5½ years old. He attended North Seattle Christian School, Shoreline Community College, and Northwest University. He rowed on the Green Lake Crew, and enjoyed it immensely. Shawn served in Youth With A Mission in Switzerland and Bolivia. He worked at all kinds of jobs, and was good at whatever he did. Shawn enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, motorcycling, SCUBA diving, hiking and camping, and hanging out with friends. He fished in Alaska out of Dutch Harbor. Shawn had plenty of struggles in life, and always thought he would be able to overcome them. Now his struggles are over. He loved Jesus, and wanted to be used of God. Shawn was a lover of people, and people enjoyed Shawn. He was great fun to be with and talk to. Shawn is survived by his parents; his brother, Chad; his grandmother, Leona Cettolin; his aunts, Kathryn Kellogg, Debbie Kellogg, Paulette Stickland, and Sheryl Love; his uncles, Brent Kellogg, Bill Stickland, and Don Stickland. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 7 at The Westside Church, 7758 Earl Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98177. Memorial gifts may be made to New Heart Place, care of Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020.



Shirley Ann Waterbury (Bosler) Finch

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

Whiteside Family MortuaryMCCLEARY - Shirley Ann Waterbury (Bosler) Finch, a 54-year-resident of McCleary, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mark Reed Hospital in McCleary. She was 72. Shirley was born December 9, 1938 in Yakima, Washi



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Stephen Madsen

Stephen Madsen, 62 of Thornton, CO, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011. He spent his first 18 years of life in Kellogg, ID. He graduated from Kellogg High School in 1968. Left Kellogg area to go to college and spent the next 40 years in Colorado. Stephen was a devoted and loving husband to Carolyn; father of Wayne (Nicole) Madsen, Tricia (Chad) Bradshaw and Amy Madsen; brother of Carol Thrasher, Peggy (Richard) Rust and Jim (Cindy) Madsen; grandfather of Taylor and Nora Madsen and Dax and Cole Bradshaw. Stephen's true passions were golfing, wildlife and youth sports. Memorial service Friday April 8th, 2pm at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. Contributions suggested to Hospice of Spokane, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210. Please share condolences at



Steve Lnenicka

Steve LNENICKA Steve Lnenicka 72, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 in Everett from complications due to lung cancer. He was born February 18, 1939 in Rising City, Nebraska. He was the first of three boys born to Dale and Jean Lnenicka. He was raised in Yakima attending Moxee High School and Yakima Valley College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1962. He married Sandy Peterson on February 9, 1963. Together they raised two children and remained close friends. He worked for Shields Printing in Yakima before moving to Seattle in 1967. He worked for Copeland Lumber in the early 70's before going to work for Alaska Copper & Brass in 1973. He retired from Alaska Copper & Brass in 2003. Most recently he enjoyed working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Seattle Mariners. Steve loved sports! He played fastpitch softball for many years. It was during those years he made so many life long friends. He also loved watching his grandchildren play sports, never missing a game. His spirit and joy for sports will live on through his children and grandchildren. Steve was preceded in death by his parents Dale and Jean Lnenicka; his brothers Bill and Mike Lnenicka and his daughter Sonia Lnenicka. He is survived by his son Ron Lnenicka of Lake Stevens; his daughter Lisa VanZanten (Craig) and grandchildren Ali VanZanten (10) and Devin VanZanten (5) of Lynden; his uncle and aunt Marion and Joyce Blank of Yakima; his sister-in-law Susie Blackstock and nephew Brock Lnenicka of Seattle and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held on April 10 at 2:00 P.M. at the Nile Golf & Country Club, 6601 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society . Please sign Steve's online guestbook at:




Timothy Lee Gladeau died in an accident on April 1st, 2011, at age 18., Tim was born on July 6th, 1992, in Carson City, Nevada, and lived in Nevada, New York, and Washington, where he was currently attending Emerson High School., Tim enjoyed music, anime, video games, creating art, and helping and hanging out with his friends. He was good with computers and liked playing online games, talking to people all over the world, and making videos., Tim is survived by his mother, Connie Johnson of Mount Vernon, WA; brother, Chris Craig of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Kevin Craig of Barron, WI; and grandparents, Ray and Julie Johnson of Renton, WA., A celebration of his life will be held at Kern Funeral Home on Thursday, April 7th, at 2pm., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Theone Doner

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 1:00 PM 

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



Thomas Clark Stanley

STANLEY, Thomas Clark, Passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 in Spokane WA. Tom was a wonderful man who was easy to get to know. Always willing to help others, you were glad he was your friend. Tom loved photography and the Camera Club felt privileged that he was a member. He was a good person and will be deeply missed. Tom is survived by his loving companion of 20 years Shirley Welch. Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd. Please sign Tom's online guestbook at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Thomas Wesley Peterson

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

Tom was born in Sandpoint, Idaho 11/19/1946. His parents, Joye Obert Peterson and Ruth Francis Woodard Peterson had moved there during WWII to work in the Farragutt Naval Base and many of his siblings were born there. Returning to the ance 



Vaentine Joseph Ortega

Valentine Joseph Ortega of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 2, 2011. He was born in Vancouver to Novar and Fidelia Ortega. He attended Fort Vancouver High School before serving in the U.S. Army for eight years., He enjoyed fishing, playing the drums, and restoring classic cars., Valentine is survived by his mother, Fidelia; siblings, Ross Ortega, Vincent Ortega and Geneva Marxer; daughters, Traci Sprecher (Dean) and Shisha Lee (Jeff); son, Eric Ortega (Merchon); and his grandchildren, Austin and Asley, Jordon, Lilly, Isabella and Alivia., He was preceded in death by his father, Novar Sr.; sisters, Vikki Hill and Virgie Weber; and brother, Novar Ortega, Jr.., Special thanks to his family who always loved him., A viewing will be on Fri., April 8, 2011, 10:00-10:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, Mass at 11:00 a.m. with a reception at 12:00. Graveside service will be at 1:15 p.m. at Mother Joseph Cemetery., Please sign Valentine's guest book at:



Vern L. Arnold

Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:04 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 



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Violet Marie (Morris) Figlenski

Monday, April 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Violet Marie (Morris) Figlenski, 83, of Riverside, WA, died March 31, 2011, at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born February, 12, 1928, in Benton City, WA to Harley and Myrtle (Fisher) Morris. Violet attended school in the Cameron Lake area and graduated from Okanogan High School. She had many very happy years as a Phone Operator.




William Brooks Klinefelter, 90, passed away April 4, 2011 in Ridgefield, WA. He was born on October 29, 1920 to Roy and Nellie Brooks Klinefelter in Benton City, WA. He was the youngest of four children and the only son. All his life, he was affectionately called "Billy" by his older sisters., Bill spent his early years in Alberta, Canada and then moved to the fruit orchards of Benton City after his mother passed away when he was nine years old., During the Depression, Bill worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Goldendale. He joined the Navy in 1942, earning numerous awards including a, in the battle of Okinawa. He served in the Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1962. Bill then worked for Boeing in Renton and Everett, retiring in 1982., After World War II, Bill was stationed in San Diego. There he met and fell in love with Irene Rosella Storhoff. In 1948 they married and spent their first years together in southern California and Hawaii. In 1958 they moved to Lynnwood, WA and lived there until 1969, when they moved to Conway, WA. Bill fulfilled his dream of having a small farm, complete with cows, horses, pigs, chickens and ducks., Bill had a great sense of humor. He was handy and could repair almost anything, and enjoyed wood-working projects. He enjoyed the time he spent volunteering at an elementary school, and being an active member of Fir-Conway Lutheran Church. He loved camping with his family, fishing, working on the farm, playing pinochle and long drives with friends., He had a special way with animals, often "adopting" such creatures as wild guinea pigs and tree frogs. Dogs loved him instantly!, Bill was preceded in death by his wife Irene, and sister Irene Affleck., He is survived by his sisters Ruth Marlin of Bremerton and Ruby Crowley of Roseburg OR, sons Brion, Earl (LaVonne), daughters Nancy Raley (Bob Whitaker), Shirley Gross (Gary), and Joyce Schooler (Matt); grandchildren Chenoah Torgerson (Jay), Zachary Klinefelter, William, Joseph and James Raley, Peter Gross (Mandy), Katy Gross, and Bethany Banke (Christopher); Ashley, Ryan and Allyson Schooler; great-grandchildren Elijah and Gabriel Torgerson, and Mace Gross., A memorial service will be held on April 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, 18101 Fir Island Rd., Mt. Vernon, WA., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fir-Conway Lutheran Church or Hospice Southwest, PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668., You may share your memories of Bill and sign his online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Wallace E. Nelson

Wally passed away on March 29, 2011 at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville, WA. He was born on September 13, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Bill and Agnes Nelson., Wally graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1949. He joined the, in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955. Upon returning home to Lake Stevens, Wally resumed his professional trade as a bricklayer. He took pride in being a true craftsman and his work was appreciated by all., Wally married Rosetta Butler in 1958. They made their home in Lake Stevens where they raised their three children. Upon retiring, they moved to Rice, WA where they built their dream home overlooking Lake Roosevelt. Wally and Rose enjoyed fishing, working in their garden, spending time with their family and helping their many neighbors and friends., Wally is survived by his wife, Rose; son, Tracy Nelson; daughters, Brook (Greg) Ostrom and Angie Nelson; grandchildren, Brittany Ostrom, Shawn Nelson and Megan Nelson; sisters, Irene (Arnold) Wiggum and Bernice Malme; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends., He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Nelson; and brother-in-law, Maurice Malme., One of Wally's most recent and important projects was the volunteer work he did on the Rice Fire Station. Memorials may be sent to Fire District 12, in care of JoAnne Hendricks, P.O. Box 7, Rice, WA 99167., At his request, no services will be held., Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dr. Bacon and the second floor staff of Mt. Carmel Hospital for the gentle and compassionate way they cared for Dad and all of us during this difficult time.



Warren Denis "Denny" Olson

Warren Denis Olson (Denny) died on March 24, 2011 following a long illness. He was 62., Warren was born to Martha and Henry Olson on May 5, 1948 in Fairbanks, Alaska. The family moved to Lake Stevens, WA when Denny was nine years old. He went to Lake Stevens High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1966. He attended Everett Community College and then went to Western Washington University in Bellingham where he met and married Clarice Kellogg. They were married nine years and had a daughter, Heather., Denny was a long time and valued employee of Sears and later worked at other sales positions where his personality and people skills made him well suited. He enjoyed camping and road trips with friends, enjoyed his huge music collection (especially classic rock), and was an avid sports fan. He loved his daughter Heather and was very proud of her., Warren was preceded in death by his father, Henry Olson, in 1994; and his mother, Martha Olson, in April 2010., He is survived by his daughter, Heather Olson, of Santa Monica, CA; his sister, Elaine Sebring, of Marysville, WA; his brothers, Donald Olson and wife, Annett Gamble-Olson, of Arlington, WA and Steven Olson and wife, Judy, of Marysville, WA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews; aunts; and cousins., A celebration of Warren's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Purdy and Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett., In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his name to, , Metropolitan Park East 1730 Minor Ave. #920, Seattle, WA 98101 or online at



Wayne Madison Boswell

Wayne Madison BOSWELL Wayne Madison Boswell passed away suddenly on April 1, 2011. Born November 8th, 1949, he was raised in Elgin, Oregon, the only son of Loretta and Lyle Boswell. After earning his MA in Anthropology from McMaster University, he settled in the Seattle area where he built the Stratford Group, LTD and became a prominent and successful member of the Puget Sound real estate community. His wife, Cheryl Boswell, his daughter, Diana Lightner, his grandson Cash Brady, and many, many friends survive him. Wayne will be remembered for his tenacious work ethic, his playful good nature, and most of all - his tremendously generous spirit and endlessly loving heart. Condolences can be directed to Cheryl at 2716 Elliott Ave. #1200 Seattle, WA 98121. A private memorial will be held for family and friends.



Wayne T. Thomas

Passed away on April 1, 2011 at Spokane, WA. Wayne was born on May 3, 1933 in Santa Rosa, CA to Everett and Edith (Bucckeoni) Thomas. Wayne retired after serving 21 years in the US Navy as a submariner. He served during the, and the Vietnam conflict. He moved to the Spokane area in 1991. He was a past president of the County Homes Kiwanis Club, and was a member of the Project Joy Minstrels. Wayne is survived by his wife Barbara Thomas at the home, daughter Linda Swanson, Texas, step-daughters, Kari Tillman, Spokane, WA, Gena Rooney, Everett, WA, and a step-son, Mark Tillman of Connecticut. Private family inurnment will take place at the Eastern Washington Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Memorials may be made to the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Outreach Fund, 10184 S.W. Laurel Road in Beaverton, OR 97005. Arrangements are under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd. Spokane Valley, WA.



William "Bill" Whitnah

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

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - William "Bill" Whitnah died March 25, 2011 at Summitview Healthcare Center in Yakima, Washington. William died after a lengthy illness which was finally complicated by pneumonia. He was th



William Charles "Bill" Marlow

Monday, April 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

William Charles Marlow, 83, went home to be with the Lord, April 1, 2011. He was the ninth of ten children, born August 28, 1927, to Loren and Alma Marlow in Lee Hall, VA. He attended Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA, joined the Navy during WWII and served on the USS Tingey, DD-539. He also served in the Merchant Marines.



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William M. Gore

GORE, William M., William M. "Bill" Gore went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. He was born on October 13, 1919 in Tennessee, and spent his early years on a small farm in the south. Bill enlisted in the Air Force to serve in the European theater during, , participating in the allied force that liberated France after D-Day. Shortly after his honorable discharge in 1946, Bill married his beloved wife Vena, and the two moved to Grand Coulee, Washington in 1948 where he joined the workforce of the newly constructed Grand Coulee Dam. Bill worked for 25 years for the Bureau of Reclamation, and for many years also ran a radio and TV repair shop on the side. He retired from the Bureau in 1975, and soon thereafter Bill and Vena moved to Spokane. Bill spent the next 30 years in many volunteer activities, including Meals on Wheels, Corbin Tax Center, Computer training for seniors at Spokane Falls Community College, various service capacities at First, Presbyterian Church, and many others. For his many selfless hours of volunteerism, Bill was recognized by the Spokane Council on Aging with its Senior of the Year award in 1990, and the AARP Certificate of Appreciation for 30 years of Outstanding Service in 2008. Bill will be remembered by his family, however, as a man of good cheer, encouragement, and generosity to his two children, his four grand-children, and his twelve great-grandchildren. His stalwart faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his warmth and humor in the countless lives he touched over the years have left a lasting legacy. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Vena, and is survived by his children Bruce Gore and Mary Lynn Gore, his grandchildren Noelle (and Corey) MacEachran, Brent (and Sarah) Gore, Kyle (and Karen) Dresback, and Shelby (and Ryan) Miles, and by his 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. Division, Spokane on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Memorial Services will be at First Presbyterian Church, date and time pending. Online guest book at



Wilma Breedlove

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 30, 1919 - March 28, 2011 

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