Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/13/2011


Albert James "Jim" Piccola

Jim Piccola passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2011, at the age of 71 in Vancouver, WA. He was born to John and Willa Piccola on March 5, 1940 in West Virginia. The family moved to California when Jim was a lad and he migrated to the Northwest 12 years ago., Through his years, Jim loved to golf, hunt, camp, attend movies, and watch his favorite western cable channel. Westerns were his favorite shows and books, all though he did like a good spy novel at times. He never stopped laughing and enjoyed a good joke., Jim surrounded himself with wonderful family, friends and neighbors who cared for him through the years. He joined the LDS church in Vancouver and he considered them his second family., Jim is survived by his daughters, Michelle, Kimberly (husband Steve) and Josephine (husband Randy); brothers, Joe (wife Janet), John and Jack (wife Debbie); grandchildren, Ryan, Kristine, Mikal (wife Stephanie), Matthew and Sydney; great-grandchild, Aiden; ex-wives, Bobbie and Kathy; numerous nieces and nephews; and his two cats, Doris and Molly., Memorial services will be held Sat., April 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Bliss Road Chapel, 14400 NW 26th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685., Please sign Jim's guest book at:



Albert Leon Belcher

Albert Leon Belcher, 72, of Snohomish, WA passed away April 2, 2011., He was born December 29, 1938 in Kanawha, WV and spent his childhood and school years in Charleston, WV. He was the son of Herman Sr. and Edith Belcher., Albert moved to Washington around 1959. He married Marie Bohl soon after. He worked for Sound Casket and Collins Casket in Everett as a painter. He then went on to S.A.W. Cabinet Shop in Silvana. He was very talented at painting. After leaving S.A.W he went on to work at Boeing, retiring in 1995 with the "golden handshake." He later took on an extra job at Delta in Snohomish. Albert enjoyed working with people, going to the Casino once in a while for breakfast, always hoping to win the big one., Albert always enjoyed going to Skagit Speedway with his three children. He went quite often in the summer with Candace., He is survived by his wife, Marie; four children and their families, Candace and Richard Horton, Arla and Jeff Yundt, Kevin Belcher and friend Annette. Also Frankie Emunson and Chuck; six grandchildren, Christopher and Kyle Russell, Megan and Travis Horton, Crystal and Holly Klinger, one brother Herman and his wife Shirley, niece's Monica, Maylyn and a nephew Matt. He leaves numerous relatives and friends in West Virginia, too many to list., He was preceded in death by his father, Herman, and mother, Edith, and two infant sisters., We would like to give a special thanks to our good friends Sherman and Judy Olson for all their special help and care, also the doctors and nurses at Providence Oncology and to Hospice. They were all wonderful., There will be a memorial for Albert, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Grange on 2nd St. in Snohomish at 1 p.m. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory, Everett.



Amy R. Phipps

Amy R. Phipps of Vancouver, WA passed away on April 11, 2011. She was born in Clarksville, AR on Jan. 8, 1911., Amy worked at the School for the Blind as a cook in the 70's., She had a green thumb and loved flowers and her garden., Amy is survived by two sons., Graveside services, 1:00, April 13, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Amy's guest book at:



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.



Ardis Ann Vier

Ardis Ann Vier, age 78, passed away on April 5, 2011 in Yuma, Arizona. Ardis was born February 22, 1933 in Birdsview, Washington to Glendon Bust and Charlott (King) Bust. Ardis was the second born of three daughters with oldest sister, Alma Glenrose, and younger sister, Donna Charlene. Ardis graduated in 1951 from Concrete High School and later attended Everett Community College and majored in Cosmetology to begin her career as a beautician., Ardis was married to Larry David Vier on October 14, 1951 in Yuma, Arizona. Ardis and Larry later moved to Granite Falls, WA where she lived out her life and raised her family. Ardis gave birth to three children, Sharr Lou Ann Vier, David Peter Vier and Michael Scott Vier. Dean Scott Running was brought into the family at age 16 and has truly been part of the family all his life. For the past 18 years, Ardis and Larry spent the winter months in Yuma, where they enjoyed a wonderful community of friends. They would return in summer months to their homestead in Washington. Mom had a heart for kids and worked with the school to clothe children in need., Ardis is survived by her husband of 59 years; her sons, Dean Running and Pete Vier; her sister, Glenrose Williams; nieces and nephews, Glen MacDonald, of Seattle, WA, Gordon MacDonald, of Sultan, WA, Kelly Macomber, of Mt. Vernon, WA and Shelly (Macomber) Clark, of Spokane, WA., Ardis is preceded in death by her mother, Charlott Bust; father, Glen Bust; sister, Donna Macomber; daughter, Sharr Lou Ann Vier; son, Michael Scott Vier; and niece, Colleen Marie Macomber-Kane., A celebration of her life is planned to be held in Yuma, Arizona and later this spring in Granite Falls, WA., The Family would like to thank everyone for the calls of support., The family would like to request that in lieu of sending flowers, you can make a contribution in her name to her favorite charity, Victims of Domestic Violence Snohomish County. You can call the administrative office at 425-259-2827.



Arnold William Schweitzer

Arnold William Schweitzer Arne passed away at home on April 9, 2011. He was born May 8, 1918 in Neche, ND. He served his country in



Asenath "Senie" Jacobs

My mom left this life to be with her Lord on April 9, 2011. She was 91., She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Tony); grandchildren, Amy (Nathan) and Daniel (Kellie); and great-granddaughter, Shelby Rae., I would like to thank the staff at Sunrise View Villa and Convalescent Center in Everett for the care and companionship they gave to mom and for the compassion they showed me and my family during this difficult time., Mom will be greatly missed by her loving family. A private celebration of her life will be held in her honor., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home, Everett.



Audrey J. Drain

Audrey J. DRAIN Audrey J. Drain, 92, passed awayat Ballard Care and Rehab in Seattle on March 31, 2011. Audrey was Executive Secretary to the Administrator of The Mason Clinic for 25 years, retiring in 1980. Audrey did a lot of volunteer work after her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley L. Drain in 1993. She is survived by her son, Harold (Judy) Harding of Aberdeen, WA; daughter, Pat (Denny) Schumacher of Callahan, FL; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and special friends, Jim and Dorothy Maydole and family of East Wenatchee, WA. There will be no services at her request.



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 Gene (Crawford) Sawyer

Barbara Gene Crawford Sawyer, born May 19, 1935, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2011 at her home in Snohomish, WA with family by her side., Barbara was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Prescott; her parents; and a younger brother., Barbara is survived by her husband, Ted Sawyer, of 26 years; her children, Warren Prescott, Craig Prescott, Linda Barnes (Ron), Terry Prescott (Kim) and Kevin Prescott (Jamie); 26 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; along with four brothers and one sister., Barbara was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many callings in the church: a den mother with cub scouting, Relief Society President, Primary teacher and Missionary as well as many other callings. One of her greatest joys was serving as a missionary from January 2010 to March 2011 at the Mukilteo Bishop's Storehouse., Barbara had many gifts, talents, and passions. She had an incredible talent with flowers and enjoyed arranging them as well as making baby sock corsages with them. She loved doing genealogy and family history. Barbara was a caterer and catered weddings and other events for over 40 years. She enjoyed learning and gaining knowledge, and then sharing it with others to help them. Barbara enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. She especially loved working in her "celestial garden" that she affectionately referred to as the "C Garden". Barbara loved to travel. She spent time traveling to see her children and grandchildren as well as traveling with her family, taking in the sights and visiting LDS Temples., Barbara's greatest gift and passion was giving love and service to the Lord and her family. She loved them with all her heart. We are very blessed to have been taught by her., There will be a special video presentation as a tribute to Barbara on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 9 a.m. with the memorial service afterwards at 10 a.m., Purdy & Walters with Cassidy are handling the arrangements., The tribute and memorial services will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 10120 Chapel Hill Rd. Lake Stevens, WA 98258.



Barbara Jean Drake

Barbara Jean Drake, 71, passed away quietly on Monday morning, April 11, 2011, in Everett, WA., She was born to Luticia and Walter Hoggett on February 17, 1940 in Nashville, TN. She graduated from Pearl High School and Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN). She moved to Mountklake Terrace, WA in 1976 and taught applied science at Marysville Middle School from which she retired in 2001., After retiring, she was a tireless and dedicated vounteer at Greater Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Everett, WA., Barbara was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and Herbert Hoggett; and sisters, Beatrice Hoggett White and Johnetta Hoggett Brooks., She is survived by brother, Frank Hoggett; and sister, Juanita Hoggett Sweat, both of Nashville, TN; her husband, Leroy Drake; sons, Davon, Darris Sr. and Danon Drake, all of Everett, WA; and daughter, Dyla Drake Taylor of Memphis, TN; grandsons, Abon Taylor III, Darris Drake Jr., Anthony Taylor, Taylor Drake, Tracy Drake, Terrance Drake and Garrett Drake., Barbara was a long-time member of Saint Mary Magdalen Parish., She will be greatly missed as she was a very loving daughter, sister, aunt, mom and grandmother., We will be celebrating her life of faith, joy, love and service to the community on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA., A reception for friends and family will follow the service.



Barbara Wilcox

Friday, April 8, 2011 12:03 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

June 9, 1954 - April 2, 2011 



Bernice Martha (Kitzke) Rairdon

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bernice Martha (Kitzke) Rairdon, 90, died March 27, 2011, at the Emanuel Rocking Chair Ranch in Omak, WA. Bernice was born to William and Ella Kitzke November 21, 1920, in Alexandria, MN, on the farm. She attended school in Alexandria, MN until the whole family moved while she was in her teens to Wenatchee, where she met Stanley Rairdon, a railroad worker, and they married.



Betty Jean Mather

Betty Jean Mather, 63, passed away on April 9, 2011 in Kirkland, Washington. She was born on May 27, 1947 in Kilgore, Texas., Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Washelli at Bothell Funeral Home.



Beverley C. Raab Pendergrass Carlson

Monday, April 11, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

AUBURN - Beverley C. Raab Pendergrass Carlson, 67, of Auburn, passed away in her home, with family around her, March 23, 2011. She was born October 2, 1943 in Sunnyside, WA to Henry & Ida Raab. Beverley spent her early years in Zillah, W



Beverly Ann Fisher

Beverly Ann Fisher, 70, of Anacortes, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Island Hospital in Anacortes. She was born on January 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Lester and Inez (Ludgate) Baird. She was the youngest of 5 children., The family moved to Anacortes before she was a year old and it was here that she later met and married the love of her life, Hayward Fisher., Beverly was a devoted wife and mother and together the couple had 3 daughters and 1 son who died after only 24 hours. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to put a smile on any face. Beverly will be remembered and missed by all who had the honor to know and love her., She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Fisher and a son, Perry Oscar Fisher., She is survived by 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Connie & Ron Blevins of East Wenatchee, WA, Leisa & Carl Evans of Anacortes, and Bonnie Fisher & Michael Buckley of Anacortes; 3 granddaughters, Stephanie Newton of Anacortes, Adena Palm of Coos Bay, OR and Abby Evans of Anacortes; a great-grandson, Conner Lindell of Anacortes; special mention to Jodi Ulrickson who was thought of and loved as a daughter; a brother, Bert Baird of La Conner, WA; and 3 sisters, Betty Wallace of Texas, Dode Humphry of Anacortes and Gloria Nystrom of Anacortes., A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Beverly, please sign the online guest register at



Bina M. Jenkins

Bina May Malburg, Stangeland, Jenkins, 85, was born on February 2, 1926 in Granite Falls, WA and died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Grand Coulee, WA., She is survived by daughters, Marie Jones and Karen Daniels; and by her grandchildren, Roman Jones and Michelle Jones; and great-grandson, Xaviar Jones., A memorial will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Cascade View Presbyterian Church, 1030 E. Casino Road, Everett, WA., Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, Everett Camp, P.O. Box 501, Everett, WA 98206-0501.




CARRIE ANN GARDNER Our beautiful Carrie, 34, passed away on April 4 2011 in Tacoma. Carrie was born in Bremerton on March 20, 1977 and graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 1995. Her passions were art and music, traveling, boating, fishing, gardening, snow skiing, and gourmet cooking, Carrie was preceded in death by her grandparents Milt and Colleen Blake of Bremerton and William Gardner of Gig Harbor. Carrie is survived by her parents Bill and Myla Gardner, sister Kelly Gardner, and grandmother Beverly Gardner of Gig Harbor, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who all love and will miss her dearly. A celebration of her life will be held in the Memorial Chapel at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 7700 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor on Saturday April 16 at 1:00 pm. Remembrances may be made to Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church "Life Hurts/God Heals" program/ To sign Carrie's online guestbook or leave a favorite story or memory go to



Carl E. Jussel

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Carolyn Sue "Susie" Fine

Went to be with Jesus on March 31, 2011. She was born on September 20, 1944 in Anderson, IN to Barney and Clara Mitchell. They moved to Ramona, CA when she was 9 where she was raised. In 1964 Susie moved to Spokane, WA where she remained till her death., She is survived by her, fiancé Ray Crocker, daughter Debbie (Ken) Paul, son Tom (Joni) Breshears, her 11 grandchildren, Mike, Joe, Linzy, Alisa, Ashley, Kody, Grace, Tom, Noah, Aimee and Cassidy. She's also survived by her brother David (Mary Lou) Mitchell, sister Patty (Elton) Georgeson, brother Michael (Margaret) Mitchell, nieces Kathy and Hannah, newphews Tim and Tracy.



Catherine (Kaye) Sanchey Wolfsberger

Friday, April 8, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeTOPPENISH - Catherine (Kaye) Sanchey Wolfsberger, 74, of White Swan, WA, died Tuesday April 5, 2011 at Toppenish Community Hospital. Kaye was born April 17, 1936 in Wapato, WA to George 



Charles W. Richards

On Monday, April 4, 2011, we lost our "Uncle Sam". Charlie was born April 16, 1946 to Stanley and Alice Richards of Thomaston, ME. He grew up in Thomaston and joined the USAF, serving in Viet Nam., Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leslie of ME; and half-brothers, Stanley and Enselmo of NY., He is survived by sister, Donna of Friendship, ME; many cousins, neices, nephews, hundreds of friends and Charlie's special angel, Angie Nicholson of Arlington, WA., Charlie was very involved with the Sno-King Vietnam, group and was "Uncle Sam" to thousands of people over the last two decades. All of those who knew Charlie also knew Uncle Sam., Please join us at a get-together in Charlie's honor at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Pioneer Hall in Arlington., Graveside services with full Military Honors will be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Veterans Memorial at Floral Hills, Lynnwood, WA., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the local Vietnam Veterans Chapter 423.



Charlotte Anne Bushnell

Charlotte Anne Bushnell, 85, of Liberty Lake, Washington (formerly of the Silver Valley) passed away April 11, 2011 at Hospice of Spokane. She is now with her loving husband Wayne, in the presence of God. Charlotte was born February 9, 1926 in Milaca, Minnesota; she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Heisler. The family moved a short time later to Fargo, North Dakota, where she grew up in a loving home with her three sisters and three brothers. Charlotte graduated and went on to college at Moorehead State University, where she majored in music. After making a few records as a trio with a few of her close friends, they decided to head West and pursue teaching careers. They made it as far as Kellogg, Idaho, where they were offered teaching jobs. In no time, they came to love this small mining community., It was in Kellogg, where she met her life partner Wayne Bushnell, a hard working maintenance mechanic and welder at the Bunker Hill Company. They were married June 29, 1949 in Fargo, North Dakota, which was the start of a fifty-one year life together. They had four children, two girls and two boys, who they spent their lives caring and providing a warm, and loving Christian home. Charlotte took time off from her teaching career while her children were young, but returned later and completed seventeen years in the Kellogg School District; the final years as a seventh grade language arts teacher., Charlotte continued her teaching and love for music by singing at St. Rita's Catholic Church in the choir and eventually directing the choir in her later years. Over her many years in Kellogg, she sang in many weddings, funerals and church events. Charlotte was a beautiful soloist and loved to share her music with others. Charlotte and Wayne devoted a great deal of time and effort to the Catholic Church and served in many capacities during their time in Kellogg. They were also very open with any gathering in God's name and were involved and active whenever two or more were gathered in his name and they could muster an invitation. Charlotte was a fifty year plus member and very active in the Catholic Daughters, where she held numerous local and state offices; she was also a member of the Altar Society., Charlotte is survived by four children Becky Lockard of Monroe, Washington, Terry Bushnell and wife Cathe of Spokane, Washington, Danny Bushnell of Vancouver, Washington and Patti Paulsen and her husband Ron of Thompson Falls, Montana; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; one sister Jan Tobin of Mount Vernon, Washington; Charlotte also has a host of loving and special relatives from the Bushnell and Heisler families, she loved and cared for. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, her parents Joe and Mary and her sisters and brothers, Dorinne, Ione, Tom, Ed and Joseph., Rosary services will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 5:30 P.M. at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel of Kellogg, Idaho with Father Tom Loucks officiating. And a Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Rita's Catholic Church of Kellogg with Father Tom Loucks serving as celebrant. Burial will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery of Kellogg., The family suggest that memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane (where she peacefully awaited her entry into the Kingdom of Heaven) 367 E. 7th Ave., Spokane, WA. 99202 or to the St. Rita's Catholic Church, 25 Kellogg Ave., Kellogg, Idaho 83837., You may sign Charlotte's on-line guest book at, SHOSHONE FUNERAL SERVICES KELLOGG, ID . is entrusted with funeral arrangements.



Claire Wagoner

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:55 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 28, 1921 - April 7, 2011 



DEATH NOTICE: Lester N. Liebel

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lester N. Liebel, 90, a longtime Pullman resident, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the Memory Villas at Bishop Place in Pullman, Wash., where he had made his home. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Matthew Jordan

Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:00 AM 

Matthew Jordan of Moscow died March 30, 2011, in Idaho County near Grangeville. He was 24. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: William B. Labusohr

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:00 AM 

William B. Labusohr, 32, lifelong Pullman resident, died April 10, 2011, in Spokane from complications of pneumonia. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 



Darled Fay Dye

Darlene Dye, loving wife and mother passed away peacefully on April 8, 2011 after battling colon cancer for two months. She was born Darlene Fay Simons on January 19, 1939 in Tacoma, WA to parents Delbert and Lillian Simons (Mills). She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel H. Dye. She is survived by: her sister Shirley Peck; uncle Arthur Simons; daughters Paula Gookstetter and Jennifer Van Horne; two grandsons, numerous nieces and nephews. She was a book keeper, secretary, and Hyster driver. A memorial service will be held on April 16 at 11:00 a.m. with reception following at Valley Landmark Baptist Church, 9021 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane Valley.



Death Notice - Claire Wagoner

Friday, April 8, 2011 3:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 28, 1921 - April 7, 2011 



Death Notice - Delbert Brown

Monday, April 11, 2011 3:46 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 23, 1931 - April 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Elmer Lampson

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:00 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

April 9, 2011 



Death Notice - Glenna Howard

Friday, April 8, 2011 3:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 31, 2011 - April 7, 2011 



Death Notice - John Sherin

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:01 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 3, 1924 - April 11, 2011 



Death Notice - Luis Reyes

Monday, April 11, 2011 3:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 26, 1946 - April 9, 2011 



Death Notice - Mae Gonzales

Monday, April 11, 2011 3:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 11, 1920 - April 8, 2011 



Death Notice - Marie Stiller

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:01 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 27, 1931 - April 10, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Dunwoodie

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:59 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 24, 1925 - April 4, 2011 



Delia Beeman Larson

Delia Beeman Larson passed away on Monday, April 11, 2011. She was born on June 13, 1906 to Lyman and Annie Beeman in the Laurel District of Whatcom County. She graduated from Meridian High School attended Bellingham Normal School and graduated from Bellingham Business College. She taught shorthand, typing, and bookkeeping. Later she worked for Puget Sound Electric. In 1939 Delia married Ivan Larson from Arlington, WA in Honolulu, Hawaii. They lived in Honolulu for 32 years where they had their own Construction and Import businesses. After Ivan's death, Delia moved to Lummi Island in 1971. She lived there for 32 years. During this time she belonged to the Lummi Island Congregational Church, the Lummi Island Civic Club and the Ferndale OES. Delia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ivan Larson; brothers, General Aaron Beeman and Ohse Beeman; sister, Beatrice Smith; nephew, Daniel Davis; and niece, Marlene Cole. She is survived by her sister, Ruth B. Davis and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Lummi Island Congregational Church, 3913 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island, WA 98262 or the Whatcom County Humane Society, 3710 Williamson Way or Whatcom Hospice, 2800 Douglas Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225 A graveside service will be Friday, April 15, at 1:30 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery. You may share your memories of Delia in the online guestbook at



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.



Dennis Shuster

Dennis Shuster was born October 7, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan., On April 8, 2011, Denny passed away from complications of diabetes., In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.



Diane Carol (Baxter) Selia

Diane died Sunday, April 10, 2011 and was born November 17, 1952., Services to be announced.



Donald Victor Barker

Donald Victor BARKER Age 64, of Sammamish. Died in his sleep at his home on April 9, 2011, six days after his 40th wedding anniversary, Don is survived by his wife, Anne, his sons Jason (Kathleen), of Hoboken, N.J., and Michael, of Sammamish and Michael's son Leland. Other surviving family members include Don's brothers, James and Curtis, and his sisters, Laurel and Carolyn. Don was predeceased by his mother and father, Margaret and Curtis Ambrose Barker, and by his twin brother Richard. Born on February 15, 1947, Don graduated from Shorecrest High school and the University of Washington. He served in the United States Navy. Don's career included building and shopping center management, commercial real estate and, ultimately, commercial property development. For the past several years, he has been a vice president of store development for Powell Development Co. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Don was an active parishioner at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Don was also a founder of Alpha Home, Richard's residence in his adult life. Don will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Mary Queen of Peace Parish Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E. in Sammamish. A reception will follow at the church. The family suggests remembrances to either 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastlake High school c/o Kaylee Hansen, 2120 1st Ave, N. Seattle, WA 98109-2301 or Family House, 5245 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Full obituary and online guestbook at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



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.



Donna Lee Pauley

Donna Lee (Wilkerson) Pauley died on Friday, April 8, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Ralph E. Pauley who preceded her in death. Their gravestone is engraved with "Together Forever" which epitomizes their 59 years of marriage. Donna spent her life focusing on her family. They were the center of her universe. She spent years caring for a "handsome young army man." She wrote letters to him everyday for two years, six months, and three days as he spent time in occupied Germany and cared for him many other years, as they grew old together. She was the mother of two, Gayle D. Pauley - her daughter and Glenn A. Pauley - her son. She modeled the true behavior of a caring, loving mother and gave each of her children a love of family. She was the mother-in-law to Rosann and recognized John as part of her daughter's life. She was the grandmother of three, wonderful, talented grandchildren. Daniel, who learned from her the importance of keeping a promise; Vivian who learned that women should have a mind of their own and a heart to give to others; and Ray, who learned that words are not always needed to convey strength of character. She considered Patty Hoff as her Bellingham daughter, and thought of her family as if they were her own. She has a brother, Bill, and dear sister-in-law, Annette, still in Texas as well as many loved nephews and nieces. She was also the "BAND MOM" and touched hundreds of student's lives as they played in concerts, marched in parades; a teacher for students who learned English, checked out books, learned reading and mathematics in her classroom. She always said that she was a consumer of music - she listened as Ralph's bands played but she was also a musician in her own right, as she sang in her school choirs at White Deer High School and at Sul Ross College. But, most importantly, she always sang with her children, riding the millions of miles driving across Texas to get to family gatherings and ultimately on the move to Washington. Celebration of her life will be held on April 23, 2011, at 2 PM, at Moles Greenacres Funeral Home, followed by a gathering at the family home. She loved roses and birds and the family suggests that you feed the birds or plant a rosebush in her honor. Or, you may make a donation to the Ralph Pauley Scholarship Fund through the Bellingham Alumni Band. You may share your memories of Donna in the online guestbook at



Doris "Jean" Nesbitt

Jean Nesbitt (86) passed away on April 9, 2011 at Hospice House of Spokane due to stroke complications. She was born in Tacoma on September 8, 1924 to James A. and Doris (Cooper) Frace. She moved to Spokane at 14. She was a long-time waitress at Golden Fork Restaurant in Diamond Bowl., Jean raised six children with her husband Donald E. Nesbitt, to whom she was married for more than 53 years. She loved her family and greatly enjoyed the large family gatherings. She enjoyed playing Bingo and was a life-long "Golden" Eagle Lodge member; she also enjoyed bowling, vacations at the lake and trips to Reno., She is preceded in death by her husband Donald E., and son Michael Shuey. She is survived by her sister, Barbara "Timmy" (Myron) Pflugrad, sons Don (Val) and David (Chris), daughters Barbara (John) Villani, Bonnie (Gary) Emch and Terri (Clare) Nelson with 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and numerous nephews and nieces., Jean will be remembered for her sense of humor and loving nature. She was a sociable, gregarious woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to express thanks to the caregivers at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center and Hospice of Spokane., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jean to Hospice House of Spokane. Memorial services at Fairmount Memorial Park are pending for June.



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.



Dorotha Jean Cronk

CRONK, Dorotha Jean, A resident of Garfield passed away peacefully on April 6, 2011 at Ladow Court Assisted Living. Jeannie was born August 16, 1921, to Walt and Mabel Hazzard Roffler of Pine City, Washington. She was a 1939 graduate of Pine City High School and attended Spokane Beauty School, graduating in 1940. She married Carl Gene Cronk at Steptoe on September 14, 1941. Together they raised two children on the Cronk homestead farm southeast of Steptoe Butte. She was a member of the Ladow Grange in Garfield, Ladies Cow Cutting Club in Colfax, and the Garfield Bowling Club. She looked forward to countless weekends at Williams Lake with friends and family, enjoyed playing piano at family gatherings and was especially proud to watch her grandchildren grown and compete in numerous athletic events. Jeannie remained on the farm after the death of her husband in 1993 until 2006 when she moved to the Ladlow Court Assisted Living Facility in Garfield. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Cronk Carlon of Pine City and a son, Michael Cronk of Garfield, four grandchildren, Tonya Malaby of Camino Island, WA; Travis Carlon, of Pine City, WA; Jason Cronk, of Garfield; and Jennifer Cronk, of Spokane; also surviving are eight great-grandchildren: Tate, Trenton, Paisha and Troy Carlon; Dylan Hansen, Ben and Brian Malaby; and Kendall Cronk. She was preceded in death by a sister Betty Nelson and a granddaughter Tori Carlon. Graveside services will be Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.(PLEASE NOTE: this is a corrected service time) at the Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe with Pastor Bob Ingalls officiating. The family suggests memorial gifts may be given to Garfield EMT or Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe. BRUNING FUNERAL HOME of Colfax is caring for the family and on-line condolences may be sent to



Dorothy Annease Schroder

Dorothy is survived by her children, Maralee Ice (Don), Jerry Schroder (Yoshiko) and Patricia Luhr (her husband, Bill passed away last year), Janis Schroder (daughter in- law); 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 7 great great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, who died in 1976; son, Robert H. Schroder; grandson, Montey A. Schroder; and 3 infant grandchildren.



Dorothy L. Bookout

Friday, April 8, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Dorothy L. Bookout of Yakima, passed away Tuesday April 5th, 2011 after a long battle with numerous health issues. Dorothy was married to Harry Bookout on August 15th, 1958. Both Dorothy and Harry were long term foster parents



Dorothy Mildred Brantley

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Douglas Haer

Friday, April 8, 2011 12:04 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Feb. 27, 1952 - April 4, 2011 



Dr. Dale E. Miller

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeDr. Dale E. Miller (73) died peacefully in his home April 5, after a long and joyful life marked by honorable public service and a commitment to both family and profession. Born August 11, 1937 in Klamath 




Edith Lucille Ballard passed away peacefully April 10, 2011 at the age of 81., She was born December 20, 1929 in Hartley, Iowa to Charles and Minnie Opkis, she was the 3rd of 6 children., She graduated from Mason City High School in 1948. She studied bookkeeping at NIACC for a short time., She married Willis E. Ballard on December 18, 1948. They had one son, Dale E. Ballard. Edith worked as a bookkeeper for Van Horn Auto Parts., After her marriage, she and Willis did custodial work for various businesses and Cerro Gordo County Courthouse. She also worked for Risto sewing leather goods. She was heavily into all kinds of sewing, knitting, tatting, crocheting, quilting and loved to go fishing. If it related to arts and crafts of any kind, Edie could do it. Edith was a volunteer at the food bank, but she most enjoyed her volunteer work as a foster grandparent at the local schools. A few years after the death of her husband, she moved to Mount Vernon. To be closer to her son and family. Later she moved to LaConner Retirement Inn in LaConner., Survivors include a son, Dale and wife, Verna Ballard; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Charles) Bachmann, Michelle (Mark) McKay, and Keith Harbison; seven great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Whitney, Cameron, Chase, Madysen, Wyatt, and Connor; one great-great-grandson, Landyn; two sisters, Margaret (Lloyd) VanHorn, Charlene Groven; and one brother, Alvin (Phyllis) Opkis., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willis; sister, Cecil Terrance; and brother, Vernon Opkis., Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City., A memorial service will be announced later this month., Arrangements are under the direction of Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington.




Erik William Tjersland passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 42. After a long and courageous battle with schizoaffective disorder he is now at peace in Heaven. It took a lot of courage for Erik to leave us the way he did. Erik fought hard for such a long time to stay here on earth with us. His mind failed him but his heart was bigger than life., He was born September 20, 1968, to Richard and Shirley Tjersland. He grew up with his family on the farm his Norwegian great-grandfather pioneered on Pleasant Ridge in 1899., He attended LaConner Schools and graduated from LaConner High school in 1987. While at LaConner he used his natural ability to play sports and excelled especially at basketball. He then went on to attend Pacific Lutheran University, Sund Folkehogskole~Straume Folk School in Sakshaug, Norway and graduated from Concordia College in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Scandinavian studies., Erik spoke fluent Norwegian and traveled extensively throughout the European countries and other parts of the world that included Alaska, Australia and Hawaii., Some of the things Erik enjoyed were being on a farm, amazing sunsets, sitting by a camp fire, being with family, watching and playing sports. He was known for his great work ethic, his ability to make others smile, his sense of humor and his great knowledge of life and the world. He gave so much love and inspiration to his family, especially his nephews and nieces., He is survived by his parents, brother John (Beckie) Tjersland of Mount Vernon, sister Diana (Doug) Martin of Lynden, sister Sharon Cruse of Kirkland, sister Karen Marie (Dean) Kisler of Bothell, sister Anne (Casey) Stewart of Conway and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him very much., Erik is preceded in death by his sister Karen Jean., Thank you to Pastor Kevin Forquer who blessed us with his comforting presence and prayers. Thank you to Elizabeth Holmes, ARNP for your genuine care of Erik's health and well-being. We waited so long to find someone like you., Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 am at Salem Lutheran Church 2529 N Laventure Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273., Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church where Erik was a life long member., You may share your memories of Erik, and sign his online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Edith Chelia Emerson

Peacefully passed away on April 1st , 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born to her Italian immigrant father (Peter Bicchieri) and mother (Ruby Hoskins) on May 4th, 1923 in Gig Harbor, WA. Through the years she enjoyed traveling, golfing, music, any bargain, and was an avid quilter. She belonged for years to "Piece In The Valley Quilters" at St Joseph Catholic Church in Otis Orchards. She is preceded in death by her son, Dick Davis (2009), and her beloved husband of 56 years Lee Emerson (2009). She leaves behind her son, Tom (Vicki) Davis of Spokane, WA; daughters, Lynette (Jim) Pankey of Portsmouth, RI, and Tina (Randy) Smith of Spokane, WA; daughter-in-law Vickie Davis of Coeur d'Alene, ID; grandsons, Tom Davis Jr. (Krissy) of Arlington, WA, Todd Davis of Spokane, WA, David Pankey of Portsmouth, RI, and Ben Hawkins of Spokane, WA; granddaughters, Deanna (Rob) Rector of Spokane, WA, Jennifer (Travis) Nielsen of Spokane, WA, Jaime and Nicole Pankey of Portsmouth, RI.; and ten great-grandchildren. She held a special place in her heart for her two longtime friends, Martha Draper and Kathy Franke, and her newest BFF Patti Porter, as well as all her quilting friends too many to mention. The family would like to extend our appreciation to both Sunshine Gardens and Orchard Crest Staff for taking such good care of Mom in her last months! Especially her angel Dean at Orchard Crest! We will celebrate her glorious life with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 15th at 11am, at St Joseph Catholic Church located at 4521 N. Arden Rd., Otis Orchards, WA. Her ashes will be placed at St Joseph's Cemetery located at 17825 E Trent, Spokane Valley, WA.



Edwin Napier Hibben

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Eleaner Larraine Magnussen

Eleaner Larraine Magnussen, cherished Mother, Grand-mother, Great- Grandmother, and friend to many, passed safely into the arms of our Lord on March 28, 2011. She will be dearly missed by her children, Lynn Witheford (Peter), Leslie Weil (J. Martin), Rick Magnussen (Sally), and Mark Magnussen, as well as her eight grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous friends and caregivers., Eleaner was warm, sensitive, compassionate, and caring. Raising her family was her priority, but she also worked side by side with her husband Frederick (1921-2006) in his many businesses. Animals also held a special part of Eleaner's heart, and she had quite a menagerie of pets throughout her life. An avid gardener, Eleaner spent many hours in her beautiful yard tending to her Rose Garden. She also had a green thumb for raising African Violets which bloomed profusely under her gentle care., "You touched us all, and we will never forget the love, giggles, and genuine sweetness that will leave a beautiful and endless ripple effect. You will be missed beyond words.", Memorial Service Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2:00pm at Bonney-Watson Federal Way Chapel, 1535 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, WA 98023. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the, or the Billy Graham Crusade. Please sign the online memorial at



Ellen Patricia BERO

Ellen Patricia BERO Age 93, died April 10, 2011, in Issaquah. Funeral Mass 10 AM Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, WA. Interment Upper Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah. Arrangements by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. For a full obituary and to sign the on-line guest book please visit



Elmoroy (Roy) Ruperto Imperial Dagdagan

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Elmeroy (Roy) Dagdagan passed away in Honolulu, HI at St. Francis West Hospice. By his side were his beloved wife Judy and his son Robert Dagdagan. Roy was born on January 5th, 1958 in Santa Maria, Iloco Sur, Philippines to the l



Enid Ruth James

Enid was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan on March 6, 1925 to parents Ethel & Harry Maxfield. She lived in the Vancouver area, moved to Bellingham in 1975, and returned to Abbotsford, B.C. in 2008. She loved to play golf, go bowling, and play cards with her friends. She especially loved to play games with her grandchildren and spend time with her family. She passed away in Abbotsford on April 2nd, 2011 at age 86, with family by her side. Enid will be sadly missed by her children, Larry, Carole (Bill) and Lorraine (Leo), 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, sister Betty Mae, her caring nieces and nephews, and many friends. Enid was predeceased by husbands, Ted Allanson (1973) & Kenneth James (1986), daughter Verne (1986), daughter-in-law Doreen (2005).Love is a smile, a tear and a touch, Love says little, but means so much, Love is forever, and we give it to you, From the family who thought the world of you. A Celebration of Enid's life will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20th at 1 PM followed by a reception across the street at Westford's Broadway Hall. Share memories with the family at



Erna Marie Jansen

Lifetime Whatcom County resident Erna Jansen passed away peacefully in her home April 6, 2011. She was born on Feb. 18, 1928 into a large dairy farm family and often talked about her chores and her love for the smell of fresh hay. Erna worked alongside her parents Irene and Carl Muenscher and her siblings Louise, Eleanor, Margie, Carl, and Bob. Erna attended Lynden High School and Bellingham Business School where she studied bookkeeping and accounting. Erna was married to Al Jansen for 22 years. Erna had a strong work ethic and was an active force and co-owner in their landscape construction business. She leaves three children, Ann, Skip, and Mary and nine grandchildren with great memories of her love for traveling, cooking, gardening, and hunting for berries, morel mushrooms, crab, and agates. You could tell the season by what pie she was baking. The beach parties at her cabin at Birch Bay and family holiday gatherings were some of her greatest joys, but most of all she was devoted to her kids and grandkids, who will miss her but treasure their memories. Erna was a founding member of Hope Lutheran Church and remained active through most of her adult life. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16th, at Hope Lutheran Church, 900 E. Grover Street, Lynden. You may share your thoughts and memories of Erna in the online memorial guest book at



Ernestine "Ernie" (Swann) Hill

Ernestine "Ernie" (Swann) Hill passed away Monday, March 22, 2011, due to complications of a stroke. She was 83. Born October 27, 1927, in Weed, CA, Ernestine and her brothers moved with their parents, Ernest and Ethel (Monk) Swann, to Washington state in the early 1930's. In 1945, Ernestine graduated from Ferndale High School. That same year she met Jack Hill. They married in 1946 and had three children, daughters Janet and Coleen (Kathy) and son Dana. In 1982 Ernestine opened 'Lil School Day Care. She ran the business out of her home until the end of 1994, at which time she retired. Ernie was an avid reader and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Ferndale. She enjoyed history and travel and loved her friends and extended family. Little children always brought an extra sparkle to her eyes. Ernestine was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her parents and five brothers all preceded her in death. She is survived by her three children; three granddaughters, Stacy, Autumn and Amanda; two great grandsons, Cain and Damion; numerous nieces and nephews; extended "family"; and many friends. A private graveside service will be held for family, and a memorial service for all wishing to attend will be at First Baptist Church in Ferndale on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernie's name to Whatcom Hospice, 800 E Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA 98225 or to Shepherds, 1805 15th Ave, Union Grove, WI 53182-1597. You may share your memories of Ernie in the online guest book at



Ethel F. Robinson

It has been one year since you went to join dad in the Lord's house. Your smile, understanding and patience has created a void in our lives and put a hole in my heart. We miss you Mom and the memories we share will live on forever.



Eva Devone Johnson

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Evelyn M. Johnson

Evelyn M. Johnson of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 8, 2011. She was born in Benson, MN to Emery and Theresa Dineen., Evelyn enjoyed camping in their vacation trailer, bowling, playing bunco and embroidery., She didn't serve in the military, but she spent 13 years working for the Veteran's Hospital in Vancouver., Evelyn is survived by her children, Marcella Watson of Vancouver, Loretta Anderson of Portland, and Beverly (Steven) Kennedy, Mike Johnson, Dan Johnson, and Tom (Sherrie) Johnson, all of Vancouver; sisters, Ann Concannon and Leona Hadd, both of Portland and Shirley Becker of Vancouver; brothers, Fred Dineen of Kalispell, MT and Don and Mike Dineen, both of Vancouver; 16 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Bueford "Gene" Johnson; both parents; three sisters; and three brothers., A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thurs., April 14, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Evelyn's guest book at:



Evelyn Olsen Michael Kane Eaton

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Fitterer, Michael Davern

Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:00 AM 

Michael Davern Fitterer, 55, was born on November 9, 1955 in Ellensburg, Washington and he passed away peacefully on March 16, 2011 on a ..... 



Frances Helen Hopwood

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral HomeFrances Helen Hopwood, age 91, went to be with her Lord on April 6, 2011, dying of natural causes in her apartment at the Sun Terrace Assisted Living Community in Prosser. She was



Frances Hopwood

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:56 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 11, 1919 - April 6, 2011 



Frank S. Trocino

Frank S. Trocino, 82, passed away on April 8, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He was born in Oelwein, IA on Aug. 26, 1928 to Angelo and Carmela Trocino. He was a brother to Joseph Trocino of Woodland Hills, CA, Betty Steffen of Kansas City, MO and the late Nat Trocino of Mount Dora, FL., He received a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Iowa., Frank served in the U. S. Army and was on a research assignment in Boston, where he met and married Merilyn Budlong, his wife of 56 years., Frank's engineering career was a distinguished one, earning him national recognition for an innovative process in the wood products industry. His dedication and work ethic were appreciated by everyone who worked with him., Frank enjoyed sailing in the San Juan Islands and racing at the Eugene Yacht Club where he was a member for many years and a former Commodore., Frank leaves a daughter, Dana Trocino of Vancouver; sons, Thomas Trocino of Marysville, WA, Frank M. Trocino of Pasadena, CA, and Richard Trocino of Austin, TX; six grandchildren, Anne Barron and James Barron of Vancouver, Francesca Trocino Schwarz of Everett, WA, Roxanne Trocino of Marysville, WA, Andrea Trocino and Emma Trocino of Austin, TX; and many cousins, nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held April 23, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA., Contributions may be made in Frank's memory to Engineering Students Aid Fund, University of Iowa Foundation, 1 West Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52244 or Hospice Southwest, 100 E. 33rd St., Vancouver, WA 98663., Please sign Frank's guest book at:



Frederick George Jensen

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George Edwin Ray

George E. Ray (Jack) was born in Waverly, WA on June 15, 1917 to George and Elizabeth (Rakestraw) Ray. His first eight years were spent helping on his parent's farm until his father died and the family then relocated to Spokane. In Spokane he attended Logan Elementary and North Central High School where he graduated in 1937. During his high school years he excelled at basketball which became a hobby that followed him into adult years as he played Commercial League basketball. It was also at N.C. High School where he met and began dating the love of his life, Laurine Grimmer. After high school he worked at Barclay Studios until he entered into the, in 1941. Jack was a part of the Signal Corp attached to the Air Corp and served state side and in Agra, India until his discharge in 1945. On leave from Fort Lewis in 1942, George and Laurine were married. After being discharged he worked for the U.S. Post Office and was a mail carrier in Spokane for 32 years, retiring in 1977. During his postal career he also worked at Grimmer Transfer and Storage Company. Jack was a skilled carpenter and used his ability to purchase four lots and build three homes, including one for his in-laws. He built the family home where he and Laurine resided the remainder of their lives. Jack loved to camp and fish with friends and family. He enjoyed bowling in his retirement years and participated in numerous leagues. Jack's craftsman skills blessed many and his talents were always in need. His spot on sense of humor, easy going spirit and handmade gifts will be missed but treasured always. He is survived by his children: Diana (Art) DeFelice of Spokane, and George W. (Barbara) Ray of Kennewick WA, grandchildren Kelli Clark, Aaron Clark, Gavin DeFelice, Christi DeFelice and Lauren DeFelice along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Laurine, in 1999, daughter Susan Minnick, in 2001, brother Wayne Ray and sister Kay Reed. There will be a Memorial Service at 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 16th at Heritage Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions can be made to Holy Family Foundation 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.



Gerald Urich

Gerald "Jerry" Urich, 87, of Bellingham, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. He was born Sept. 7, 1923 to Alfred and Margaret Urich of Grandview, Washington. In 1980 Jerry and his wife, Joan, started Printing For You, a small, family-operated print shop. He was a lifetime member of the Elks as well as a member of the Kiwanis. Jerry is survived by wife Joan; daughter Judy Urich; son Mark Urich; stepson Randy Sheffield, daughter-in-law Alyson Sheffield, and granddaughters Rachael and Katy; stepdaughter Sandra Sheffield and granddaughter Amelia; sister Peggy Spies; and mother-in-law Ollie Worthing. A celebration of Jerry's life will take place on April 17, 2011 at the Bellingham



Gian K. Toor

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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.



Glenda L. (Brost) Ware

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Glenda L. (Brost) Ware went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the age of 65. Glenda was born in Pasco, WA on Aug. 16, 1945 to Rubin and Darlene Brost. 



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.



Glenna Howard

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:58 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 31, 1935 - April 7, 2011 



Gregory "Greg" Gardner

Gregory (Greg) GARDNER 'Our relief from his suffering having ended remains unmatched by the pain of his absence" Gregory Dean Gardner, 60, slipped away too soon on March 10, 2011 after challenging cancer for more than 5 years. Held closely by his sister, Susan, dear friends and his Sally Cat, he joined his deceased parents, Robert and Aline Gardner, who embrace him with loving arms. Despite 25 years in San Diego, Greg's heart remained attached to his birthplace - Queen Anne Hill. He is a proud alumna of John Hay (favorite teacher - Miss Bell) and McClure Jr. High (most hated class - Woodshop). On to Queen Anne H.S. where sports bonded many 1969 grads into a still-active alumni to this day. Most continued to the U. of Washington where Greg pursed a degree in Justice and Society, minor in Psychology, affiliated with Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His University years further deepened friendships and his reverence for Husky football, Jim Owens and 2-platoon players of the 1950's and 60's. He settled in San Diego in 1985 working within the Criminal Justice system, i.e, Case Manager for federal parolees, individual and group Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and Pre-Sentence Investigator for Judges. His calm demeanor also drew him into arbitration and training. A bachelor, he had 'toys'...'66 Mustang, sports memorabilia, collectible LIFE magazines from '40's,' 50's,60's; unusual Hawaiian shirts and restored baseball jerseys - i.e., Willie Mays, whose integrity on/off the field was his inspiration in life. But Greg's real treasures were his life-long friendships and his wicked wit, written and spoken. How lucky to be a recipient of both. Love for childhood friends and family was fierce, unbroken. Laugh-filled phone calls, savored postcards, unexpected sports gifts are legendary - sadly missed now. Behind his easy smile and laconic speed was a man who 'showed' up to comfort, to celebrate, to share. John Varga, Jim Eicher, Marc & Greg Pease, Smitty, Mike O, Patrick, Larry Phillips were among his 'brothers'. His adoring sister, close 'brothers', and special women friends sustained him during his journey with cancer, having also taken his father in 2005. Never complaining, he took every option to extend his life; his suffering was unspeakable at times but he wanted to enjoy our company another day. He is survived by his heartbroken sister, Susan Gardner Lucier, and her partner, Walt; Sally Cat, the boss of his home....and many loving Uncles, Aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Aline, and by high school classmate and college roommate, Mike Arch (April 5, 2010). Memorial Mass and Reception will begin at 11:00 a.m, this Saturday, April 16, 2011 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2011 1st Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 (Queen Anne Hill). Please join us for a warm 'thank you' for Greg's presence in our lives. Please share your memories at or (greggardner website.)




Hans Wisler, Age 102 + 11 months, passed away peacefully at home from natural causes on Wednesday, April 6, 2011., Hans was born in Bremen, Germany on May 10, 1908 to Swiss parents Karl Wisler and Marie Katherina Wisler (nee Gartner). Hans was raised in Switzerland. While living in Switzerland he served in the Swiss Army. In 1929 Hans immigrated to America and became a U.S. citizen in 1935., He and Clara were married May 20, 1939 in Yuma, AZ. Hans belonged to the Holtville Swiss Rifle Club and earned trophies for his marksmanship while living in Imperial Valley, CA., In 1948 Hans and Clara moved to Sedro Woolley, WA. They owned a family dairy farm. While on the dairy farm he and Clara belonged to the Swiss Club where Hans served as Secretary for two years. Hans was named Skagit Valley Father of the Year in 1955. The Wislers received the Dairy of Merit Award in 1958., Hans and Clara retired from the dairy farm in 1972 and moved to Mount Vernon where they lived for 30 years. True retirement was accomplished when they moved to The Cedars in Burlington., Clara was Hans' lifetime friend, partner and constant companion. Hans and Clara enjoyed square dancing with the Skagit Squares for approximately 30 years. Hans served as Vice President for two terms with the Skagit Squares., The Wislers supplied ample produce from their prolific gardens and fruit orchard for themselves, family and friends. Their flower gardens brought joy to all who shared in them., Hans was the oldest of nine children and was preceeded in death by all of his siblings: Tea, Marily, Anna, Albertine, Dora, Trudi, Karl and Emil. Hans was also preceeded in death by youngest son, Richard., Hans is survived by his beloved wife, Clara. They were happily married for 71 years. Their surviving children are: Marguerite and Pete Granger of Port Townsend, WA; Walter and LaVonne Wisler of Cathedral City, CA; Barbara and Tom Gray of Selah, WA; daughter-in-law Tracie Wisler and companion Tom Meek of Burlington, WA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., Funeral services will be private., Hans was the patriarch of an open-hearted loving family that extended to steps, in-laws and out-laws.



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.



Huettner, Virginia Katherine Marie (Hartman)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:00 AM 

Virginia Katherine Marie (Hartman) Huettner, of Ellensburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on April 7, 2011. Virginia was born in Rulo, Nebraska .....



Ida M. Nakauchi

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Evergreen-Washelli Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Ida was born January 9, 1918 in Cherry Valley, Washington. She passed away April 5, 2011 in Yakima. She was a long-time resident of Bellevue until moving to Yakima in July of 2008. <br /



Irene Alma Larsen Canfield

We wish to thank the staff at RooLan Healthcare Center for their care and understanding of Mom. Any gifts in her memory may be sent to The Dunes Bible Camp, 23515 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640. Her memorial service will be Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship. We have the assurance that Mom, Irene "finished well".



Irma Harvey

Irma Harvey, 77, died April 3, 2011 at Prestige Care of Edmonds., She was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany March 7, 1934 and performed as an Artistan with A. Fischer & Krone Circus., She is survived by two daughters, Monika Cochran-Arnett and Florence Ann Dearinger; and two sons, Isaac T. Arnett and James A. Arnett; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren., She will be remembered as a "Free Spirit."



Isamu Charles Miyake

Isamu Charles Miyake, 91, passed away on April 9, 2011 in Bothell, Washington. He was born on March 15, 1920 in Seattle, Washington. No services scheduled.



Jackie Dean Eide

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James "Jim" Kinzel

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeJim Kinzel died suddenly at his home in the early hours of March 16th at the age of 56. He was born in Yakima on Nov 16, 1954 to Arthur and Janet Kinzel. He attended Davis High School and was a stand- 



James B. "JB" Loyd

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - James B. "JB" Loyd, 81, of Yakima, WA died April 10, 2011 surrounded by family. He was born July 20, 1929, on Shinn Mountain near Dover, Arkansas, the son of the late Carl and Deley Loyd. He was the fourth of six children. On June 13,



James Gillispie

James (Jim) Gillispie passed away peacefully at the age of 68, on March 14th, 2011 at his home in Bellingham, WA. Jim was surrounded by family and friends as he began his journey home. Jim was born in Altus, Oklahoma December 24th, 1942. He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Sharp, his father Roy Gillispie, his brother Bill Gillispie and his sister Mary Dick. Jim is survived by his brother Bob Gillispie, his daughter Susie Pierce, his son Bobby Gillispie, son in-law Dave Pierce, his grandchildren Laqueta Pierce, Jayc Powell, Jesse Powel, great granddaughter Annabelle, his nephew Bobby Dick, his nieces Annette LaRose, Marlene Rockwell and best friend Judy Ryan. Jim's wishes were that donations be made to Hospice, Elks, American Legion, or The Humane Society instead of flowers. Jim's Celebration of Life & Legacy will be open to the public on Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Northwood Hall located at 3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA. Our joys will be greater our love will be deeper; our lives will be fuller, because we shared a moment.



James M. Kersteter

James M. Kersteter passed away April 9, 2011 in Vancouver, WA, where he lived most of his life. He was born in Independence, MO., James enjoyed all sports, camping, fishing, and was a big NASCAR fan., He worked for Grandma's Cookies/Frito Lay for 39 years., He loved doing things with his kids and grandkids., James is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jeanette, at home; sons, Steve and Joe Kersteter; step-children, Michelle Elrod, Julia Johnson, Philip Elrod, Jr.; and grandchildren, Nathan, Kyle, Michael, Sarah, David, Sadie, and Joshua., James was preceded in death by his son, James L. Kersteter., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 16, 2011 at Memorial Lutheran, 2700 East 28th St., Vancouver, WA 98661., Please sign James' guest book at:



James Michael Smith

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Jane Mosca Bowman

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Janelle Renee (Parrott) Whalen

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Janet Alene Hartshorn

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Janet Alene Hartshorn, 67 of Yakima passed away at home unexpectedly on Monday, March 28th 2011. She made a joyous trip to be united with her Lord and Savior at which time she was placed back into 



Jean Ellen Smith

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Jennifer Lynn Lund

Jennifer Lynn Lund, age 49, of Gold Bar, Washington died April 7 surrounded by her family. Jennifer was born March 7, 1962 in Meriden, Connecticut. As a toddler Jennifer moved to Simi Valley, California for several years and then on to the Skykomish Valley in Washington. She attended the Sultan and Monroe High Schools followed by the Everett Community College where she achieved her Registered Nursing License. Jennifer worked in several hospitals in the Seattle and Everett area including Emergency rooms at Everett Providence and Monroe Valley General. Jennifer was a talented health care provider that provided excellent care to each of her patients. Jennifer was a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for Snohomish County Fire District # 26 in Gold Bar. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer could always make anyone laugh regardless of the situation with her great dry sense of humor. Words are unable to describe how she will be missed by her family and friends that loved her so dearly., In addition to her husband, Eric Andrews, she is survived by her mother, Louise Kennedy; her daughters, Ashlee Lund and Marin Andrews; her sons, Kenny Mattson, Bryson Andrews and Alex Lund; her brothers, Dan Allen, John Allen, Mike Allen and Rick Allen; and her grandchildren, Bradley Mattson, Mia Mattson, Hazen Shopbell Jr., and Ella Andrews., She was preceded in death by her father, William Kennedy; father-in-law, Jerry Andrews; and her sister, Delilah Allen., Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Mountain View Valley Chapel, 230 Lewis Ave, in Gold Bar., Donations may be made to the American Lyme Disease Foundation.



Jerry Lee McArthur

Jerry Lee McArthur Born September 28, 1940; passed away peacefully at home on March 29, 2011 in Surprise, AZ. He was a graduate of the University of Montana and a former resident of Kent, WA. Jerry served his country in the Army and went on to work in retail management and later for the United States Department of Treasury. He retired in 2001 and moved to Surprise, AZ in 2004. Jerry enjoyed gardening, golfing, and fishing, but most of all treasured time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Lorinda, two daughters, Coleen (Paul) Weglarz and Shelly (Mason) Wardell, grandchildren Emma Oosterman, Theryn Wardell, and Jack, Elizabeth, and Owen Weglarz;,and many other relatives and friends. Jerry was dearly loved and will be missed. A visitation and service will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel (253-630-2736). Visitation is scheduled from 11am - 12pm, with the service immediately following at 12pm. Interment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Please see donation information at



John "Papa" J. Munzanreder, Sr.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeJohn "Papa" Munzanreder, Sr., 81, passed away Monday night, April 4, 2011, quietly in his sleep. John was born June 29, 1929, in Lake City, SD, to Annie (Etl) and Ben Munzanr



John "Papa" Munzanreder, Sr.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeJohn "Papa" Munzanreder, Sr., 81, passed away Monday night, April 4, 2011, quietly in his sleep. John was born June 29, 1929, in Lake City, SD, to Annie (Etl) and Ben Munzanr



John Douglas Gerlitz

Friday, April 8, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Einan's Funeral HomeRICHLAND - Our beloved son and brother, John Douglas Gerlitz, has found eternal peace at last with God. John died unexpectantly on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at home. John was born on January 26th, 1989 and lived hi



John Douglas Sargent

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - John Douglas Sargent died at age 67, March 16, 2011 in Yakima, WA. He was born in Tillamook, OR on January 25, 1944, the 9th child of Claude and Jessie Sargent. He was a retired truck driv



Jon Edward Hopwood

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Wayrynen-Richards Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Jon Edward Hopwood, 54, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Yakima, WA on March 30, 2011. Jon was born February 25, 1957 in Butte, MT, the only son of Samuel E. and Joan F. Hopwood. He gra



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 .....



Jose Guiao Guanlao

Jose Guiao GUANLAO Married to Francisca Victorio (deceased) World War II - Bataan Death March Veteran. Age 94, passed away April 9, 2011 in Seattle, WA. Born Nov. 13, 1916 in Betis, Pampanga, Philippines. Survived by 8 children: Gerry (Aurora) Maria (Arlen) Notch, Steve (Cora) Faith (Ric- deceased) Songco, Joey (Claire), Luis (Rita) Armie (Ruben) Ladlad, Maris (Dan) Sahagun, 19 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren. Viewing on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vigil Rites: 6:00 p.m. @ Columbia Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m. @ St. Peters Church. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Gratitude is extended to ALL who have supported us at this time.



Joseph Gregory "Doc" Pagkos

Joseph "Doc" Gregory Pagkos, Ph.D. February 12, 1948 - April 5, 2011 Son of Olga (Bochnewich) and John Pagkos, born and raised in Yonkers, NY. He was a resident of Spanaway, WA. Survived by his beloved wife Debbie Tygart-Pagkos, his brothers Mike and John, his sister Maria, and several neices and nephews. He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Martin's College in Olympia, his master's degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and his doctorate from the



Joseph Steven Higgin

Our beloved son and brother passed into God's hands on April 7, 2011. Joe had multiple treatments for brain cancer starting in 1983. He was born in Providence, RI on June 14, 1951. He moved to Spokane with his family at age three, attended Lincoln Heights Elementary School, Ferris High School and graduated with an AAS degree from Spokane Community College. Joe worked at a variety of jobs over the years; his last position was at Portland Meadows Race Track, as a Maintenance technician working with and around the horses he thoroughly enjoyed., Joe's many interests included painting, going to auctions and garage sales and all sports. Hockey and horse racing were his favorite sports. He played Recreational League hockey as a young adult and Park League Baseball as a youth. He could be found on any weekend watching a favorite game. He enjoyed playing with the neighborhood children or simply watching them at play with their great imagination. He loved animals and enjoyed his pets, both dogs and cats., He moved to Vancouver, WA in the 1970's and later to Snohomish, WA where he lived for more than twenty years before returning to Spokane in 2008., Joe is survived by his mother, Shirley Higgin of Spokane and his brother, Scott Higgin of Spokane Valley, Scott's fiancé, Carol Rios; his aunts Joyce Harris (Raymond), Gail Dickson (Kirk) of Spokane Valley, and Patricia Winkleman (Murry) of Sarasota, FL. His many cousins live throughout the country. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter; grandparents, Joseph and Elsie Higgin of Narragansett, RI and Harold and Hazel Kirk of Spokane, WA; aunt Winifred Whaley of Ocala, FL; aunt Dorothy Kaegi (Bernard deceased) of Medina, Ohio., Joe's courage and determination will be remembered by everyone who knew him. Special thanks to Alderwood Manor for their skilled and wonderfully caring staff and Hospice of Spokane and Cancer Care Northwest for their kindness and compassion., A Memorial service celebrating Joe's life will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. at 1 p.m.



Joyce Brown-North

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Joyce Brown-North, 65, of Yakima, WA passed away at her home on Friday, April 8, 2011. She was born in Summit, Arkansas on August 30, 1945. Work brought her family to Yakim 



Joyce Hilley

A memorial service potluck for Joyce will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011,, at 2:00 PM, at the, Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 E. Sprague,, Spokane Valley, WA. 



Judy Hesburn

Sunday, April 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Judy passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, April 5, 2011, after a two month battle with a sudden and rare disease. She fought very hard to recover, however, one problem kept leading to another until the mountain was just too high to climb any more. She is now resting peacefully in the arms of God and smiling down on the rest of us here on earth. Her infectious smile and kind heart will be missed by so many.



Justin Christian Gardner

Our Justin was born December 24, 1971 and left us in a tragic accident April 9, 2011. Justin is survived by his beloved son, Johnathan, his father, Les Gardner, his godfather, Jeff and Jeff's wife, Jane, his adopted family, Judy Butler, Stacy, Ian and Michael Butler. His brother, Zachary, Joshua, Jesse, and Joey Gardner, as well as friends, Tina and Betsy, Jerry Fiddler, Blob Glaza, and many, many, other people who loved him and who he loved in return., Justin spent most of his life in Spokane; he also lived in Sandpoint, ID and lately in Newport. Justin went to Grant elementary school and the school for the deaf and blind in Gooding, ID. He also attended Spokane Community College., There will be a celebration of Justin's life Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Quality Inn, 110 East Fourth Avenue, in Spokane, from 1 - 4pm., If you want to bring food, bring food, if you want to bring flowers, bring flowers, there is a million ways to go, but just come as you are.



Katen, Clara O.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:00 AM 

Clara O. Katen, 91, of Ellensburg, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehab Center. Clara was born on December 28, ..... 



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.



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.



Kenneth "Grumpy" Dingel

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Kim Steven Jones

Kim married Sharon L. Davis of McMechen, WV on August 28, 1983. Kim served in the Navy for four years on the USS America. He coached little league baseball, soccer and girls fastpitch. Kim was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. 



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.



Lance, Duane Arland

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:00 AM 

Duane Arland Lance, born in Rosholt, South Dakota on January 9, 1928, passed away on March 24, 2011 at age 83. He is survived by ..... 



Larry A. Grissom

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Laura "Penny" Fulleton-Anderson

Sunday, April 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Services will be held for Laura "Penny" Fulleton-Anderson at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 312 Palouse St., Wenatchee, WA. A Gathering will follow at Walla Walla Point Park at 1:00 p.m.



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.



Lela Claire (Kyes) Woods

Lela Claire Woods (nee Kyes), beloved mother, sister, wife and nana, went to walk in Heaven on April 3, 2011, after a long illness. She passed peacefully at home in her sleep, surrounded by her family. She was 60 years old., Lela was born August 7, 1950 in Eau Claire, WI. She was raised in Cathlamet and Longview, WA, graduated from Wahkiakum High School, and spent most of her life in Washington., She loved being surrounded by her friends and family. She loved watching the birds out her window, gardening, and just sitting around chatting. She was an avid Disney fan, and loved what she called her "smart shows" on TV. She loved to learn about anything new, and was always looking for new things to know. She instilled this lifelong love of learning in her children. One of the greatest joys was her grandchildren. They were the most special people in her life., She was preceded in death by her father, Sidney "Dick"; her mother, Eva; her sister, Faun; and her sister, Eva., She is survived by her husband, Byron Woods Jr.; her son, James Kyes (Emily); her daughter, Deidra Woods (Roderick); her sister, Dixie Hancock; her grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too many to name., Memorial services will held privately., Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County, or the Everett Providence Oncology Department.



Leona "Jeannie" Reagan-Taskey

Jeannie passed away in Spokane on April 10, 2011 from a life long struggle with blood disorders. Born in Spokane on May 25, 1949, she was raised and lived half of her life in the Seattle area where she loved being by the water and the abundance of green. The other half, Jeannie lived in Spokane where she had a large family. Following the death of her loving husband Del Taskey, Jeannie leaves behind her son Kip Erickson of Spokane; daughter GiAnn Eastman (Mike) of Kent, WA; four granddaughters Amber and Nikki Waldner of Mill Creek, WA; Hannah Nelson and Marryn Skye Eastman, both of Kent; two grandsons Samuel and Cameron Nelson both of Kent; and one great-granddaughter Alessa Waldner of Mill Creek. She also leaves behind her loving father Kenneth Reagan, brother Keith Reagan (Cheryl), and two sisters Wanda Danielson (Jim) and Nadine Gallagher (Bill), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Jeannie completed most of her schooling in Federal Way and North Central High School in Spokane. She also graduated from Kelsey-Baird Secretarial School and attended Spokane Falls Community College. Jeannie spent many years in the jewelry industry; however her first love was working in positions that had to do with education. She loved working with students and her favorite position was working for the SFCC College Grant Program. She also spent some time working as a blood tech and loved working with her patients. Jeannie enjoyed volunteering in many areas, one of her favorites being the Make a Wish Foundation. She was a startup board member for the Omega House, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and director of education for the Single Parent Program. She also was a Washington State Acorn Award Recipient and an honorary volunteer of the year for the Federal Way School District and East Wenatchee Schools. She was a Federal Way School Board Member and was awarded by the SFCC Head Start Program. Jeannie enjoyed her grandchildren more than anything else in her life. She called them the frosting on her cake. She loved her family and family gatherings. She had a great interest in anything that had to do with art, decorating and classical music. She had a big heart when it came to children. She spent more time with the kids than the adults. Visitation will be 10:00AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 14th at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM, Friday, April 15th at Sunset Chapel inside Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley. Memorial contributions may be left at the service and will be distributed to her favorite organizations.



Leslie L. Soper

After thirty years, to the day, Dorothy Soper was finally reunited with the love of her life. Les Soper, 89, a life long resident of Marysville, WA passed away quickly and peacefully on April 9, 2011 with his loving family by his side. He was born in the family home at Soper Hill Road on January 13, 1922 and was the son of Charles and Grace Soper., He grew up learning a rock solid work ethic and at the age of 14 drove the school bus for Marysville School as the last student on the route. He also worked with his father at the family mill and shingle business, which was located at Kruse Junction in north Marysville., Les joined the Navy during WWII as a Seaman First Class and served on the USS Petrof Bay as a member of the gun crew. During his service he helped make naval history in the South Pacific theater and participated in several famous battles including the landings of Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the second battle of the Philippines where the Petrof Bay barely escaped four suicide planes and several torpedo attacks. The ship remained the only escort carrier engaged in the battles to emerge unscathed., Les returned to Washington and met Dorothy Olson in a malt shop where she worked in Yakima during his training trips to the area. They started dating, eventually married in 1946 and shortly thereafter started a family., After the war Les worked for several local businesses before opening Les Soper Chevron in 1954 on the corner of 3rd and State in Marysville, and also drove a tow truck at night for Hammerly's Towing. In the early 1960's he moved the station to Grove and State and concurrently opened Soper Towing, which he owned and operated until retirement at the spry age of 82. He was known as an honest and hard working businessman, fixer of anything, loyal and generous friend and loving family man., Throughout life Les enjoyed the Annual Marysville Strawberry Parade as well as traveling to Montana and other local destinations in his Winnebago club, the San Juanderers. His passion in life and favorite time of year was the fall elk hunting season. He began the tradition in 1948 with his father and it has continued to present day with over sixty family members and friends traveling to the same camping site to hike and hunt the same draws as those who came before them. Those who knew Les knew him as a pioneer of Marysville, an icon in the community and an ElkDuck legend., Les is survived by his three children and their families, Leon and Leslie Soper, Linda and Tom St. Onge, and Patti and Dennis Roodzant; eight grandchildren, Aaron, Jessie, Anna, Charlie, Leon, Roger, Kaitlin and Vance; and three great- grandchildren, Novalee, Andrew and Lauren., He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Grace; his wife, Dorothy; brother, Neil; and sister, Norma., Thank you to Pat Hartman and the aides at Compassionate Care in Marysville, Dory, Brenda, Pam and Nicole. We appreciate you taking care of our Dad as you would have cared for your own. You made his last few years comfortable and enjoyable., A memorial service for Les will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Church of the Nazarene on 64th Street in Marysville., As a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, any kindness in Les's honor is greatly appreciated. Donations can be sent to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Attn: Michelle Tucker, 5705 Grant Creek, Missoula, MT 59808.



Lester N. Liebel

LIEBEL, Lester N., Of Pullman, WA passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in the Enhanced Care Unit at Bishop Place in Pullman where he has recently made his home. Lester was born November 17, 1920 in Kennewick, WA to Henry and Alta Mae (Burris) Liebel. Growing up in Kennewick, Lester was a graduate of Kennewick High School in 1939 where he was active in track and basketball, was president of the F.F.A. Chapter and later served as treasurer of the Washington State Association of Future Farmers of America. Lester was a graduate of Washington State College. Following graduation Lester served in the U.S. Army during, serving as an officer with the 8th Armored Division in the European Theatre. Following the war he returned to Washington State and completed his Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics. Lester was active in campus affairs at W.S.U., serving as president of the Crimson Circle, his junior class, the college YMCA, the Acacia Fraternity of which he maintained an active roll later in life as well. Among his other involvements were the Athletic Council, Student Activities Committee as well as the All-Ag Club. Lester married Mildred "Millie" Swales in Pullman, WA on June 4, 1949. They made their home in Soap Lake and Colville, WA where Lester served as an Extension Officer. The family returned to Pullman in 1964 where Lester continued his career in agriculture and education at W.S.U. until his retirement, following which he and Millie moved to the lake home at Hope, ID. Lester served as a track official at WSU and remained active in the Acacia Fraternity through the years. Lester and Mille were avid Bridge players, participating in several area bridge clubs. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, as well as the Pullman Kiwanis Club and Simpson United Methodist Church. Lester loved the Cougars, attending all types of sporting events including football and basketball. He was always willing to give back to the W.S.U. Community of himself and his time. Following Millie's death in 1998, Lester married his high school friend Helen Barron. Together they spent time in both Santa Barbara, CA and Pullman. Lester was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all. Lester is survived by his wife Helen; five daughters Kim Nygreen, Leslie Gibson, Pam Gregory, Debbie Watson and Hosanna Becket; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides his first wife Millie, Lester is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, April 15, 2011 at Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. Rev. Todd Scranton will officiate. Graveside services with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be held at the Pullman Cemetery at 11 AM prior to the memorial service. KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME of PULLMAN is caring for the family. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital For Children, 911 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99210. Online condolences may be sent to



Lillian Burkland Brown

Education was always an important part of Lillian's life. She volunteered at South Bay Elementary School and was active and supportive during the formation of the North Thurston School District. She also was on the committee that brought The Evergreen State College to Olympia.



Linda Dee Tong

Linda Dee TONG Linda Dee Tong, 63, passed away peacefully at Langland House, her adult family home, with her family and friends by her side on April 5, 2011. She died of complications from young-onset Alzheimer's Disease. Linda was born on April 6, 1947, and grew up in Pasadena, Calif. She graduated with a bachelorsof arts degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University at Pomona in 1970. She worked in private business before she married her husband, Collin Tong on Sept. 19, 1971. Collin is a staff reporter for the International Examiner and Northwest stringer for the New York Times. For most of her professional career, Linda worked as an energy conservation management analyst at Seattle City Light. She previously served in several administrative posts as executive assistant to the chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley; assistant to the chair of the University of Washington English Department; and assistant to the chair of the sociology department at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Later in her career, Linda served as a Senate caseworker for the late U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston of California; budget officer for former King County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher T. Bayley; and education coordinator for the conservation division of the national League of Women Voters in Washington, DC. In 2005, Linda faced her most daunting challenge after being diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer's Disease at the young age of 57. In spite of the many hardships of that journey, Linda never lost sight of her love for others. Her warmth and smiles remained undiminished even in the face of her worsening health challenges. She will always be remembered as a generous, kind and devoted life partner, sister, daughter, aunt and steadfast friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Collin, mother, Mrs. Alma Young, brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Doris Young, niece, Rachel, and nephew, Alex. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Linda Tong will be held at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle, WA. It begins at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 17, [Palm Sunday] in the main sanctuary. A reception will be held in Preston Parlor immediately following the service. For more information, please call the church at [206] 632-5163 or For directions, In lieu of flowers, Collin and Linda's family recommends that gifts be made, in her memory, to two organizations in Washington State that were instrumental in caring for Linda during her long struggle with young-onset Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's Association , Western & Central Washington State Chapter, 100 W. Harrison Street, North Tower - Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98119, or to Full Life Care *, 800 Jefferson Street, Suite 620, Seattle, WA 98104, *Formerly known as Elderhealth Northwest.



Lois L. Berger

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeSELAH - Lois L. Berger, 71, a longtime Selah resident has gone into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. She passed away April 8th, 2011 surrounded by her family. Mom was born



Loren Clark Kjeldgaard

Through the grace of God and his Savior Jesus Christ, Loren went to his heavenly home on Friday, April 8, 2011. Loren was born in Tekamah, Nebraska, to Otto and Lillian Kjeldgaard. He moved to Spokane in 1948. In 1951, he married Nadina A. Leonard. Loren served in the, from 1951 to 1953. He worked construction for many years with K&K Drywall and Modern Drywall, retiring in 1991. He also worked for District 8 Fire Department from 1968 to 1994, retiring as Battalion Commander. Loren loved farming and taking care of the land. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have had him as part of their lives., Loren is survived by his daughter, Laurie Trinkle; his son, Michael (Karen) Kjeldgaard; his brother, Duane (Liz) Kjeldgaard; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 2:00 PM, at Bible Baptist Church, 11111 E. 16th, Spokane Valley, WA



M. Elizabeth Zettersten Murphy

M. Elizabeth Zettersten MURPHY May 2, 1949 ~ April 6, 2011 M. Elizabeth Zettersten Murphy went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2011, leaving her husband, Richard Murphy; her parents, Paul and May Zettersten; a sister Carolyn Zettersten with husband, Per, and their daughter Erika; and a number of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. at Shoreline Community Church, 125 No 185th St., Shoreline, WA. - Please, sign online guestbook at




Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:11 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

January 11, 1920 - April 8, 2011 



Margie Lou (Cope) Reynolds

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Marita Ann Landsiedel

Marita (her handle was Country Chick!), 46, led a full life from birth on May 16, 1964 until she passed on March 13, 2011., She was born in Price, UT but spent most of her life in Everett, WA. Marita went to BCTI in 1995 and became a travel agent in 1997. She was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain and meet new people. Her laugh was infectious, her smile was beautiful, her attitude was great, and she was always up for anything. Marita was a wonderful mother and loved to spend time with her granddaughter, Cadance Landsiedel. She is terribly missed by her significant other, Bryan Leuenberger; son, Nicholas Landsiedel; daughter, Crystal Landsiedel; parents, Margaret and Don Uhl; brother, Tracy; sisters, Lana and Denise; and best friend, Toni Wessar., Marita is preceded in death by her wonderful grandmother, Ruth Pauline Barnes; and sweet nephew, Anthony Michael Landsiedel. Marita loved her dog, Jake, who will be taken care of well for the rest of his days.



Mark Perry

Mark Steven Perry, passed away at the age of 51 after a courageous 11 month battle with cancer on April 7, 2011 at Holy Family Hospital. He is survived by wife, Glenda, and children, Alicia and Brad, all of Spokane, WA, as well as sister, Linda Tedsen, of Grants Pass, OR. He was born on August 28, 1959. He was preceded in death by parents, Nicholas and Barbara. Mark grew up in Crescent City, CA, graduating from Del Norte County High in 1977. Beginning work for General Mills when he was 26, he became a highly appreciated employee, and with tenacity and optimism who continued to provide for his family until the day of his passing. Mark's vibrance and humor influenced others. He enjoyed heartfelt closeness with family and friends, sharing stories, golfing, running, working out at the gym and playing guitar, as well as sharing his understanding of Christ's love for others., A memorial service will be held at 2:00, pm, Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA. Mark's heart was moved with compassion for children with cancer., To honor his wishes, donations may be made to



Mark Snyder

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeMark was raised in Chicago, Illinois the son of Ross and Martha Snyder. He graduated from Denver University in 1956 and from the University of Chicago Medical School in 1960. He spent the next 10 years in 



Mary E. Stonecipher

Monday, April 11, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Mary Elizabeth Stonecipher of Yakima passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 23, 1924, the second child of nine to Martin and Olga Kingman. She was



Mary Patricia Kinney

KINNEY, Mary Patricia, Pat passed away on March 31, 2011 after a blessed life. She was born in Lamont, WA. to Leo and Germaine Keller on June 7, 1918 but considered herself a long time resident of Metaline Falls, WA. having lived there 88 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lynn , sisters Eileen Gilbert, Germaine Weaver, Roberta Garrett, and brother Norbert Keller. A very giving member of the community she was especially known for her hospitality and love of family. Her favorite place to be was the cabin at Sullivan Lake surrounded by family and friends. Pat is survived by her children Mary Lynne Graham (Dan) of Reardan, WA., Barbara Hildebrandt (William) of Winston Salem, NC., and John ( Erin ) Kinney of Metaline Falls, WA. She took special delight in her 10 grandchildren: John, Jason, Josh and Nathan Graham; Gretchen Faltesek and Lyndsay Hildebrandt: Abraham, Zachary, Anna, and Joseph Kinney; 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Madge Hobbs, Ann Newman and the Schlosser family for providing quality care the last few years. Funeral services will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Metaline Falls on April 16 at 11:00 with graveside service following at Metaline Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 417 Metaline Falls, WA. 99153 or Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 225 Spokane, WA. 99202., SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at



Max Earl Miner

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Nancy Hurst Etter

Nancy Hurst ETTER Passed away April 3, 2011 at age 77. Survived by daughter, Rita Etter; former husband, Frank Etter and numerous family members. Visitation Friday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Funeral service Sat., April 16th at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Evergreen-Washelli funeral home.



Nancy Jean SONN

Nancy Jean SONN August 27, 1952 ~ April 6, 2011 Nancy was born in Anchorage, AK and grew up in Burien, graduating from Kennedy High School and earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University. A long-time labor and delivery nurse at Valley Medical Center, she helped bring countless babies into the world and brightened many lives with her infectious laughter. She was taken from us prematurely due to complications following surgery. She was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Marian Sonn and is survived by sisters Jo Brosamer, Kathleen Bylsma and Tamara Sonn and brothers David and Tom Sonn and 15 nieces and nephews. Her loss is mourned by all who love her. Funeral Mass 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 16, 2011 at St. Philomena's Catholic Church, 1790 S. 222nd Street, Des Moines. Memorials are suggested to Pregnancy Aid of Des Moines, P.O. Box 98068, Des Moines, WA 98198.



Natalie Chichester

Natalie Chichester of Snohomish, WA passed away April 8, 2011 after an extended illness., She was born in Mahopac, NY on August 14, 1937., Natalie was full of life and loved her family, friends and her pets. She started "Natalie's Something Special" in 1985 and continued her successful business until 2007 when she retired and sold the business., After retiring, she spent many happy times in Twisp, WA planning and building her dream home along with her partner, Buddy Thomas., She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Martin., She leaves behind her brother, Chapin Chichester; and her sister, Barbara Walsh; her children, Gene (Teresa) Martin, Jim Martin, Kristin (Joe) Willis, Debbie (Fana) Chikuni, Nancy Roberts and Charlie Bates. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Tyler Johnson, Jessica Martin, Mackenzie Martin, Travis Clark, Sam Clark, Jordan Willis, Kendall Willis and Logan Willis., She also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Tessa Johnson and Clara Clark., Natalie will be missed by her family, her dear friends and her cat, Kramer., A special time for sharing memories and honoring Natalie will take place April 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at her home in Snohomish, WA.



Norma Anderson

Friday, April 8, 2011 3:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Jan. 11, 1924 - April 4, 2011 



Norma Pence

Friday, April 8, 2011 4:35 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 11, 1930 - April 2, 2011 



Norman Suckow

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Norman Suckow, 72 of Yakima died April 7, 2011 at Apple Creek Adult Family Homes. Norm was born August 29, 1938 in Yakima to Marvin and Viola Suckow. He attended Wide Hollow Grade School and gra



OBITUARY: Dr. Donald Harold Bishop

Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:00 AM

Dr. Donald Harold Bishop, 90, of Pullman, Wash., passed away March 25, 2011, at a hospice house in Mesa, Ariz. He was in Apache Junction, Ariz., at his winter home at the time of his death. He was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Pennellville, N.Y., to Harold and Vivian (Butts) Bishop.Don grew up on a farm in upstate [...]



OBITUARY: Elmira Caryl Gudmunson

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:00 AM 

A memorial service for Elmira Caryl Gudmunson, 82, a resident of Colfax, Wash., will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 200 N. Mill St. Colfax, Wash., with Rev. Thomas Gudmunson and Rev. Don Moore officiating. Mrs. Gudmunson died early Sunday morning at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.Cremation will take [...]



OBITUARY: James A. Kirtley

Monday, April 11, 2011 2:00 AM 

A memorial service for James A. Kirtley "Uncle Jim," 84, a resident of Moscow, Idaho, since 2003, will be 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash., with Pastor Toby Sumpter of the Trinity Reformed Church officiating. Potlatch Post No. 10300 V. F. W. and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard will participate. Mr. Kirtley [...]



OBITUARY: Karina Elin Carter

Friday, April 8, 2011 2:00 AM 

Karina Elin Carter, 3-month-old daughter of Chris and Katherine Olsson Carter, died March 28, 2011, in Taipei, Taiwan, of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Karina was born Dec. 17, 2010, in Yokohama, Japan. During her brief life, she brought smiles and joy to those who knew her. In addition to her parents, survivors include her twin sister, Emma; [...]



OBITUARY: Lester N. Liebel

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lester N. Liebel, 90, of Pullman, Wash., passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011, in the Enhanced Care Unit at Bishop Place in Pullman where he recently made his home. Lester was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Kennewick, Wash., to Henry and Alta Mae (Burris) Liebel. Growing up in Kennewick, Lester was a graduate of Kennewick High School in [...]



OBITUARY: Matthew Jordan

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:00 AM 

Matthew Jordan, 24, was a University of Idaho student who died April 2, 2011, in Idaho County.Matthew was born May 23, 1986, in Boise, Idaho, to James R. F. "Rocky" and Sherry Mae Ruberry Jordan and was known to his family as Matty. In July 1989 the family immigrated to the Gold Coast of Australia to be near [...]



OBITUARY: Viola E. Nye Anderson

Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:00 AM 

Viola E. Nye Anderson, passed away Dec. 3, 2010, in Spokane. She was born May 11, 1920, in Cumberland, Wash., to Jack and Senni Kumpula.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Woodrow Nye, as well as her second husband, Palmer Anderson.Viola is formerly of Potlatch.She loved to dance and play pinochle at the Veterans of Foreign [...]



OBITUARY: William Brader Labusohr

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:00 AM 

William Brader Labusohr, Pullman resident, passed away April 10, 2011, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. He was 32. "Billy" was born Nov. 26, 1978, in Pullman, Wash., to Gary and Beverley Brader Labusohr. He was a special child with a special kind of heart defect and doctors warned he might not live a [...]



Opal Lucille Norman

Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

PASCO - Opal Norman, age 87, passed peacefully Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Tri-City Retirement Inn of Pasco. She was a long time Sunnyside resident, moving to the Tri-Cities in 2003. Opal was born April 30, 1923 to William an 




Pamela Sue West, 46, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011., She was born to Darrel West (deceased) and his wife, Sue, on August 15, 1964 in Eureka, CA. She was the third daughter of four., She lived on the west coast in northern locations during her short life. She preferred the Mount Vernon area as her sales territory with a large corporate company based in Seattle., She attended grade school in Grants Pass, Oregon and high school in Renton, WA., She was giving and enjoyed helping her niece and nephews., Pamela struggled with breast cancer treatments and surgery for 18 months and succumbed to lung cancer secondary to a brain tumor that took her young life. She asks that you remember her in your prayers., She is survived by her mother, Karen Sue Sherle and her stepfather, Wayne Sherle, both of Clarkston, WA; oldest sister, Shelley West of Corvallis, OR, sister, Kelley Matheson and Larry Knacke of Mount Vernon, youngest sister, Cheryl West of Fresno, CA; her nephews, Jaron West, medical student at Oregon State University in Corvallis, and Dustin West of Anchorage, Alaska; her niece, Olympia McCoy of Seattle, WA., So many dear family members, colleagues and friends wish Pamela a beautiful afterlife., Viewing will be from 10am until the service at 2pm on Friday, April 15, 2011 at Hawthorne Funeral Home.



Patrica Ann Heinz

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Paul Ameny Jr.

Paul Jr. AMENY Paul Junior Ameny passed away on April 6, 2011 in Everett, WA. He was born on January 25, 1930 in Seattle, WA to Paul & Mary Ameny. He will always be remembered by family and friends as a kind, humble man with an abundant sense of humor who loved his family and had a passion for the simple things in life. Paul is survived by his wife Nadine Ameny, his children Chris Ameny and his wife Kim of Lake Stevens, WA, Elena Kienitz and her husband Tod of Lake Stevens, WA, Aaron Ameny and his wife Robin of Hewitt, TX, Dina Stombaugh and her husband Jeff of Everett, WA, 14 grandchildren, sister Verna Scarbouraugh, Brother and Sister in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service with an open house following will be held on Saturday April 16, 2011 2:30 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Snohomish Building. 8522 131st Avenue SE Snohomish, WA 98290.



Peggy S. Phelps

PHELPS, Peggy S., Peggy entered into rest April 9, 2011. Peggy was born to Elbert and Bertha Mitchell December 30, 1923, in Burnsville, Mississippi. Peggy liked to read, garden and enjoyed baking. She loved listening to her favorite music, and she was very fashionable and full of class. She was very loved by her family and friends and will be very missed by those lucky enough to have known her. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Phelps, her daughter, Patricia Jensen, and three sisters and one brother. She is survived by niece and nephew-in-law, "daughter and son", Kaytie (Brian) Baret, of Spokane, WA; sisters, Lucille Beeson and Wanda Culver, of Altus, OK; two granddaughters, Tammy Taylor, of Hermiston, OR and Candy Wilson of Boise, ID, and several other nieces and nephews and great grandchildren.



Phyllis Jane Long

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryOur dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Phyllis Jane Long, completed her journey on earth, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 with her l 



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.



Rachel Bryant Veith

Rachel B. Veith passed away from cancer at home in Hospice care surrounded by family. She was born in Walla Walla, WA to Richard and Margarette (Smith) Bryant., She married Donald Veith May 29, 1954. He preceded her in death July 10, 1998., Rachel will be remembered for her love of her family., She is survived by a sister, Priscilla Blumel; two nieces, Carolyn and Christina (Kelly); and great-niece, Lilia; as well as three daughters, Meg (Jim), Rachel (George) and Kathy (Scott)., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., April 16 at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground with a potluck reception at the Moose Lodge in Dollars Corner afterward., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice at 14508 NE 20th Ave., Suite 201, Vancouver, WA 98686 (, ) or the Humane Society, 1100 NE 192nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684 (, Please sign the Guest Book at



Randy Raymond Berghoff

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Randy Raymond Berghoff, age 56, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2011. He was born to Les and Ethel (Adams) Berghoff on March 20, 1955. Randy worked for various businesses throughout the Yakima Valley as a mechanic and bo



Richard E. Rice (Dick)

Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Richard E. Rice (Dick), 86, of Yakima, died April 6, 2011, at Angel House in Yakima. He was born January 23, 1925,in Aberdeen, WA, the son of Clyde and Louise Rice. He attended school in Aberdeen



Robert E. Cornell

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Robert Harry Lindsey

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareSELAH - Robert Harry Lindsey, 63, of Selah, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born November 14, 1947 in Yakima, WA to Howard E. and 



Robert James Creel

CREEL, Robert James, Born January 20, 1920 in Casey, Illinois; entered into rest April 10, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Bob lived all but one year of his life in Spokane. He attended North Centeral High School and worked many odd jobs to help his family., He joined the Coast Guard in 1942 as a ships Cook First Class, hence the nickname "Cookie". He was proud to serve his country and was honorably discharged in 1946., Bob married the love of his life, Loris, in 1947 and they were married for 63 years. They bought their one and only home on Dalke in North Spokane, where they raised their family of six children and he was fondly known as "The Mayor of Dalke Street"., Bob is survived by his wife, Loris Creel; children, Barbara Seabolt (Stoney), Richard Hedquist (Bonnie), Janet LaFara (John), Cheryl Sontag (David), Garry Creel (Debbie) and Tara Ostlind (Lonn); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren., He was a lifetime member of the Eagles Lodge, a proud father, husband, brother and a friend to many., Services will ge held on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake, WA. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the Eagles Lodge, 6410 N. Lidgerwood at 3:30 PM., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210., RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SPOKANE, WA in care of arrangements. Online guestbook at



Robert James Simons

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Robert L. Enright

Lost his battle with lung cancer on April 8 in his home at Medical Lake with his family by his side., He was born on June 7, 1937, in the home of his parents, Dick and Alice Enright, in Deer Park. He attended school in Deer Park and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1955. In 1955, he began his college career at Eastern Washington University while raising a family and graduated in 1966 with a degree in Sociology., He married in 1958 to Carla (now deceased) and together they had two children. They divorced in 1983 and he remarried to Barbara, who had three daughters., He also spent time working at Eastern State Hospital at Medical Lake as a hospital attendant, auto driver, watchman, and watchman supervisor while attending college. He was also the union rep for the hospital., He had a 33-year career in the field of criminal justice. His favorite job was being a parole officer on the streets. He also worked in the Headquarters Office in Olympia and Pine Lodge Corrections Center at Medical Lake as a Correctional Program Manager. He retired from the Department of Corrections in December 1988., Bob served in the, Reserves from 1955-63., He belonged to the Key Club while in high school and is a member of the Medical Lake Kiwanis Club. He also volunteered for the Espanola/Medical Lake SCOPE for the past five years. He was also involved with the Medical Lake Food Bank, picking up food at Second Harvest and transporting it to the Medical Lake Food Bank., For many years he was involved in an "Over 40" softball league in Medical Lake. He loved sports, tennis, bowling, baseball and football and enjoyed all his contacts with the "Fantasy Football" guys., He loved his family and activities with the kids and grandkids and always enjoyed having everyone over to his house during the holidays., He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Larry (Teri) Enright; daughter, Linda (Ken) Ross; and stepdaughters, Susan (Randy) Searcy, Lori Walters and Sandra Walters. He had 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Alice Enright; a sister, Margaret Pluid; a niece, Pam Kellogg; and ex-wife, Carla Enright., Funeral services honoring Mr. Enright will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011, in Deer Park at the Open Door Congregational Church with the Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Berg officiating. Interment will be in Holy Redeemer/Kelly Cemetery in Deer Park., A celebration of his life will be held at Medical Lake at a later date., Bob's family thanks Dr. Wittenkeller and his staff at Rockwood Cancer Center and Hospice of Spokane for their kindness, compassion and excellent care., Donations can be made to the Medical Lake Food Bank or Hospice House of Spokane., LAUER FUNERAL HOME, DEER PARK will be in charge of local arrangements.



Robert Seney

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 5, 1920 - April 9, 2011



Ronald "Pete" Peterson

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Ronald L. "Pete" Harvill

Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:00 PM 

Pete is on his last pack trip. Pete passed away suddenly March 31, 2011, while camping with friends. He was born August 15, 1934, in Wenatchee, WA. Ronald's family moved to Brewster, WA and he graduated in 1954, where the "Little Giant" played football and baseball and boxed for Brewster High. He joined the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a Paratrooper.



Ronald Lee Lourant

Ronald Lee (Clement) LOURANT Born Feb. 4, 1954 in Spokane, Wa. Went home to be with the Lord April 8, 2011 in Seattle, Wa. Survived by his wife Joanne Lourant of Santa Barbara, CA. Ronald leaves 4 children, Cedrick, Joena, Andrea & Pamela; one granddaughter Yazmir. Parents Arnell (Louise) Haymon; sister Evetta (William) Little; nieces Vanessa & LaQuisha; nephews Clifford, Derek, Clifford Jr. Camren & Caleale; aunts & uncles Lillian & Joseph, Vada & Willie, Jerry & Sam. Abner & Unice, Joseph & Meg & Sharon. He also left behind several cousins and many friends in Seattle and surrounding areas. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Columbia Funeral Home 4567 Rainier Ave So. Seattle, WA. Inurnment at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wa.



Ronald McCandlis

It has been a year since you unexpectedly had to leave us. We miss you every single day. We wish you were here to see your grandsons play ball, watch your granddaughters grow into the wonderful girls that they are, and just to spend time with us. We love you!



Ronald Tullis

Ronald TULLIS Ronald Tullis, 87, passed away on April 9, 2011. He served in the Scottish Army in WW II & came here from Scotland as a young man. His mother and 4 of his 5 brothers & sisters followed him here to live. He worked in the fish industry as a superintendent for Alaska Packers, Nefco, and Peter Pan Seafoods. His family spent every summer with him in Sandpoint, Alaska, and the rest of the year in Edmonds, WA. He retired at 72. Ron played soccer and wrote sports columns in the Seattle P.I. He loved sports, his cats and vanilla milkshakes.He was a loving, generous husband and father who loved to have a good laugh. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sisters Dorothy, Ina, Margaret & brothers George and Willy. Surviving are his wife Mavis; son Bill, daughters Debby Ross & Linda (husband Randy); granddaughters Kathy, Christy & Corky, and 2 great-granddaughters. Also a niece, Shiela, in Scotland. We love you and will miss your great sense of humor!



Rose R. Parker

Rose R. Parker was born September 2, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA to parents Louis B. and Ruth B. Coronado. She passed away on April 7, 2011 in Everett, WA at age 87., Throughout her life, Rose enjoyed numerous activities with her family and friends but by far, her favorites were gardening and sewing., Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ruth; and her brother, Louis Coronado, Jr., She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Murray; and her son, Michael (Marlene) Adams; sister, Gloria Fishbeck; five grandchildren, Terri and husband Les Strauss, John Struder, Matthew and Michelle Adams, and Aaron Libby; two great-grandchildren, Terian (Rick) Wilson and Jeffrey (Nuvia) Strauss; and one great-great grandchild, Jeffrey M. Strauss, Jr.; niece, Phyllis; nephews, Joe and Jay; and many great- nieces and nephews., A Celebration of Rose's Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett, with a reception to follow the service., A very special thank you to Lee and Art for always being there for Rose; and to a great bunch of Res-Care caregivers, Kathy, Lynn, Ida, Shawna and Patti, and also the outstanding people with Hospice.



Ruth Adella McGovern

Ruth passed away on April 10, 2011 at Valley General Hospital. She was born in Spangle, WA on November 24, 1924 to Harry E. Hill and Verna Spangle Hill and was raised there. She is also a descendent of William Spangle who helped form the Township of Spangle, WA. Ruth graduated from Spangle High School in 1942 where she was active in drama and band where she played the violin. She spent many hours working and cooking for the men at harvest time. Ruth moved to Spokane Valley in 1960, and became the manager of the kitchen at Havermale Junior High. Later she went on to help open and manage the cafeteria at the first K-Mart to come to Spokane on Sprague Avenue. She then went on to become a Bookkeeper for Joe K. Staley Oil Company in Greenacres then retiring from consolidation Irrigation District as their Bookkeeper. Ruth had two children; Gloria Hengen-Vail of Rockford, WA and Gregory John Hengen deceased in March of 1973. Three grandchildren; Greg Vail, Rockford, WA, Erin Brewer and husband James; great granddaughter Peyton Brewer and Janel Bingman, husband and family, Keith, Amber and Michael of Clarkston, WA., Ruth stayed active in many organizations such as Past Noble Grand, Spangle Rebecca Lodge-Past Matron, Magnolia Chapter O.E.S. Millwood, WA, Bandito's Club for the Shriners. Her favorite hobbies were cooking, crafts and crocheting. She crocheted numerous afghans over the years and later in life did volunteer work at the Veterans Hospital in Spokane. Ruth crocheted 22 lap blankets and donated them to the Veterans there. Ruth also leaves behind a brother; Elton Hill, wife Diane of Malden, WA. Sisters; Betty May Fulton, Velma Marion, Billie Bentley who are deceased., At her request no services will be held. She will be taken back home and placed on the Family Plot at the Spangle Cemetery in Spangle, WA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472. At this time the family would like to take the time to thank all the friends and family for their support, and a thanks to the doctors and nurses that helped take care of her through her final days. Ruth is now at rest.



Ruth Irene Lyon

Friday, April 8, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Ruth Irene Lyon, 90, of Yakima passed away at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima. She was born on December 31, 1920 in Lincoln, Colorado to Dura and Ruby (Sparks) Callihan.



SERVICE NOTICE: James A. Kirtley

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:00 AM

A memorial service for James A. Kirtley "Uncle Jim," 84, a resident of Moscow, Idaho, since 2003, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash., with Pastor Toby Sumpter of the Trinity Reformed Church officiating. Potlatch Post No. 10300 V. F. W. and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard will participate. Kirtley died [...]



Sandra Rae (Hart) Hammer

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Selmer "Lynn" Iverson

Sunday, April 10, 2011 1:00 PM 

Selmer "Lynn" Iverson, 74, a 6 year East Wenatchee resident and former longtime Bellevue resident, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Bonaventure Memory Care in East Wenatchee. He was born on August 4, 1936, at Santa Barbara, CA to the late Selmer and Hannah (Hoxy) Iverson. He was raised in the Long Beach area and graduated from the Santa Monica High School.



Siiri Emelia Wuorie

Siiri Emelia Wuorie passed into the presence of her husband, Edlund, and her son, Edlund Jr., on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the age of 92., She was born on September 7, 1918 to Otto A. and Mary K. Elo in the village of Demmon, Michigan, a mining town in copper country of northern Michigan. The family moved to another mining village near Ishpeming, Michigan where she and four younger siblings, two sisters and two brothers grew up., At age 16, with the death of her mother, she assumed many responsibilities. Two years later with the death of her father she assumed all responsibilities for herself and her four siblings. Somehow she kept them all together during the Depression of the '30s., In 1939 she married her high school love, Edlund Wuorie. Their only child, a son Edlund Jr., was born in 1940. Following WWII when Ed served in the Navy and she worked in the defense industry, they moved to California to escape the Michigan winters., The three of them together enjoyed much wonderful time camping, fishing, and hiking in the Southwest, particularly Arizona, and also in the mountains and on the streams of California and the Pacific Northwest. Her other pleasures were oil painting, gardening, wildlife and the enjoyment of the art work she collected., A major loss in her life was in 1977 with the death of her son at the age of 37 from complications of juvenile diabetes, including blindness. After that they lived quietly in Downey, CA until the death of her husband of 65 years in 2004. She came to Anacortes in 2007 to be with her youngest brother and his family., Siiri was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, one brother and one sister., Survivors include one brother, Don Elo of Anacortes, one sister, Vera Tarling of Escondido, CA and several nieces and nephews., Not wanting anyone to fuss over her, the family will gather for a private farewell service at her graveside near Berkeley, CA at a future date., She served her Lord well. Amen., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Siiri, please sign the online guest register at



Sister Johanna Vogelsang

Sister Johanna VOGELSANG, CSJP St. Joseph of Peace Sister Johanna Vogelsang died peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Bellevue, WA. Sr. Vogelsang was born in Saskatchewan Canada on August 23, 1915; she entered the Community of Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1936. Over the past 75 years Sr. Johanna was a teacher, principal of Catholic Schools in Bellevue, WA, supervised religious education programs in the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Diocese of Fairbanks, AK and served in a variety of roles within the Community of Sisters. During the last 25 years of her life she lived and served at St. Mary-on-the-Lake in Bellevue WA. Sr. Johanna is survived by her sister, Clara Menz who lives in Saskatchewan Canada. Vigil Service will be on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. BOTH services atSt. Mary-on-the-Lake, 1663 Killarney Way, Bellevue, WA In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PO Box 248, Bellevue, WA 98009-0248. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Sprague Morgan Stevens

Sprague Morgan Stevens, DDS Sprague Morgan Stevens, DDS, of Leavenworth, WA, died April 8, 2011. He was born September 25, 1931 in Boise to Sprague and Gwendolen (Smith) Stevens. Growing up in Boise with sisters Sharon and Carol, Sprague attended school there, graduating from Boise HS in 1949. Sprague enrolled at Boise Jr. College (Boise State) for two years, then enlisted in the Navy during the



Sprague Morgan Stevens, DDS

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:00 PM 

Sprague Morgan Stevens, DDS, of Leavenworth, WA, died April 8, 2011. He was born September 25, 1931, in Boise, ID to Sprague and Gwendolen (Smith) Stevens. Growing up in Boise with sisters, Sharon and Carol, Sprague attended school there, graduating from Boise High School in 1949. While in high school and at Boise Junior College (Boise State), he participated in orchestra, pep band and the Dance Band, K-Dets.



Stanley "Tiny" Sulman

Stanley "Tiny" SULMAN Stanley 'Tiny' Sulman passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Kline Galland Center in Seattle, four days short of his 91st Birthday. Tiny was born in Seattle to Bertha and Nate Sulman on April 16, 1920. He lived in Seattle most of his life, graduated from Garfield High and attended the University of Washington. Tiny married Ruth Rose in 1942 and they soon moved to Prince Rupert, B.C. , where he worked for the Army Corp of Engineers. He was drafted into the Navy and spent 2 years in Williamsburg, Virginia and then returned to Seattle in 1946. Upon his return, he and his lifelong buddy, Lou Lavinthal, purchaseda small phonograph record distribution business called C & C Distributors. The business grew to become one of the major distributors in the country and was eventually sold to American Broadcasting Company. Tiny was a fitness fanatic long before it became fashionable. Waking at 5 o'clock every morning, he would meet the guys at Fitness Inc. for a 5 mile run, a session with free weights, followed by breakfast downtown. He continued to run and work out well into his 80's when his knees finally got the better of him. If he wasn't working out, he could be found on the golf course. An avid golfer, he again awoke at 5 a.m. to play so that he could be home early to be with his family. His passion for golf led him to Glendale Country Club, where he and Ruth built a home on the golf course and where he later served as President. August of every year was spent at B'Nai B'rith Mens Camp in Neotsu, Oregon where Tiny met with longstanding friends for a week of golf, horseshoes, baseball, gambling, carousing and basically just reliving his childhood. Tiny will be remembered for his sweetness and kindness, his friendship and warmth, an abundance of friends, his love and affection for his family, and for the joy he gave and received from his beloved grand-children and great grandchildren. He loved sports, both playing and watching, and received great pleasure seeing the kids play their games, playing golf with his two sons and grandsons, and watching his granddaughter's gymnastics meets. He enjoyed extended visits from his California grandchildren and spending time with them in Palm Springs. Fall Saturday afternoons were not complete without lunch at Franco's and a Husky Football game. Tiny was the adored Husband of Ruth Rose Sulman for 68 years. He will be forever loved by his devoted children Harold and Alice Sulman and Stuart and Barbara Sulman; his grandchildren and great grandchildren Jeffrey and Isabelle Sulman, Stephanie, Jonah and Riley Krane, Carin, Scott, Ryan and Luke Jacobson, Scott Sulman, David Sulman, and Emily Sulman. He is also survived by his brother Phil and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at the Kline Galland Center for their compassionate and loving care. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 11:00 AM at Bikor Cholim Cemetery 1340 N. 115th Street, Seattle. Services will be followed by a reception at Glendale Country Club at noon. Remembrances may be made to the Kline Galland Center in Tiny's honor.



Steven M. Deisher

Steven Murray Deisher, born February 4, 1941 in Kiwanee, IL, died April 11, 2011 at home in Arlington, WA after a valiant two year and two month battle with brain cancer., Steve attended school in Everett, graduating from EHS in 1959. He went on to Everett Junior College and then UW where he obtained his Bachelors degree and became a Certified Public Accountant after which he developed and maintained his loyal clients throughout his 45 year career., He had many passions in his life and most of those involved his children and grandchildren., Sports were always an important part of Steve's life. He attended his children's games and activities when they were in school and this level of enjoyment carried on to his grandchildren. He made himself available to transport kids to practice and games and always made a great cheerleader! He enjoyed golfing, especially with his son, brothers and nephews, and he coached his daughter's soccer team for years. He watched all the sports he could, the Husky's being #1. He was a true Seattle area sports fan and followed all the teams faithfully., Steve enjoyed travel and was always up for a road trip. His favorite vacation spot was Disneyland and he enjoyed the trips he took with his children. He especially cherished the last vacation with all his children and grandchildren in 2009., Steve also enjoyed his stops at the casinos to play the slot machines and had fond memories of a jaunt to Las Vegas with his children., He was preceded in death by his father, Ray; mother, Dorothy; brother, Jack; and his sister-in-law, Delores., Steve is survived by his children, Sonja (Andy) Machovina, Kim (Rob) Allen, Tim (Suzanne) and Mark (Jenny); 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, all of whom loved him and will miss the warmth and comfort his presence provided. He is also survived by his brothers, Ron (Ann) and Larry (Sue); as well as numerous nieces and nephews., A graveside service will be April 14, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203 followed by a reception at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett, WA 98201.



Sue Marie Dolph

Sue passed to Heaven April 10, two weeks after suffering a heart attack, surrounded by her family., She was born in Anacortes, WA on November 22, 1946 to Robert and Francis Walden. July 12, 1965 Sue married the love of her life, Clarence Dolph, after a month long courtship., She is survived by her husband and children, Everett (Sandy) Dolph of Darrington, WA, Tammy (Dale) Gartrell of Whitehall, MT, Cindy (Larry) Spelman of Arlington, WA, Susie (Chris) Rossi of Everett, WA; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; also her brothers, Steven, Paul, Edward, Randy and Guy., Sue loved playing slots at the casinos and card games at home with her husband and family., She was the backbone of a large and close family. She was 'Mom' or 'Grandma' to anybody who was lucky enough to come into her life. She will be deeply missed., A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at 12221 228th St., Arlington, WA, 98223, next door to the Arlington Heights Fire Department., The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the University of Washington Hospital, U.W. Medical Social Work Emergency Fund, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA, 98195-6125.



Teresa R. Aguirre

Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomePASCO - Teresa R. Aguirre (68) of Pasco passed away at her home on Thursday April 7, 2011. She was born in Eagle Pass, TX on October 15, 1942 to Santos and Celia (Hernandez) Rebollosa. She was raised and educat 



Terry Lee Rogers

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Terry Lee Rogers, Papa (aka "Fish Whisperer"), 63, of Yakima died at home Tuesday, April 5, 2011, following a precipitous battle with lung cancer. Terry was born in Yakima on November 26, 1947, to parents Loy and Mary



Thelma June Houts

Thelma J. Houts, age 88, passed away April 7, 2011, in Vancouver, WA. She was born on June 29, 1922 in Amboy, WA where she grew up and later graduated from Woodland High School., Thelma was part owner of Ten Mile Tavern for many years and enjoyed playing pinochle with a club, gardening, canning, going to the Moose Lodge with Clyde, and caring for her young grandchildren., Survivors include her son, Gary (Bobbi) Houts; special friend, Clyde Downs; sisters, Wanda Turner, Laura Delledge; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband; and daughter, Judy Statler., A graveside service will be held on Fri., April 15, 3:00 p.m., at the Camas Cemetery., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



Thelma McLaughlin

Passed away in Colfax, Washington on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Thelma was born on January 8, 1912 in Vancouver, Washington and lived in Garfield, Washington. She is survived by her daughter Kay Patricia Craig of Garfield, Washington and her son Ralf Ernest Sampson of Lynnwood, Washington, her younger sister Virginia May Thomas of Oak Harbor, Washington, her half sister Sandra Lui of Maple Valley, Washington, 6 grand-children, 11 great-grand- children, 3 great, great-grandchildren, as well as her special friend Clayton. She was proceeded in death by her daughter Sharon Patricia Sampson, her parents William Edward Killion and Pearl Elizabeth Trevarthen, two husbands Ernest Floyd Sampson and Dan McLaughlin, siblings Thomas Edward Killion, Eva Lucille Killion, Genevive Poag, Billie Lavern Robertson, and great grand-daughter Katelyn Marie Thelma Mikolasy. During Thelma's 99 years of life she witnessed wars, epidemics, the Great depression, and many fantastic inventions. She even had her own e-mail address! Thelma was secretary at the RETSIL Veterans' Home, the Puyallup Fair, and she was secretary to the General in charge of the National Guard. She also taught English at a college in Japan. When she was over 70 years old she worked at a clock shop at the Seatac Mall, but she had to lie about her age to get the job. Thelma enjoyed golf, cross stitch, knitting, traveling, walks on the beach with daughter Kay, collecting frogs, creating and collecting porcelain dolls, and reading. She lived in Tacoma, Washington; San Diego, California; Nagasaki, Japan; Whidbey Island, Washington; and several other locations. Thelma loved life and lived it joyfully! A memorial service will be held on April 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Garfield Christian Church at 303 N. Third Street, Garfield, Washington.



Theresa Miner

Friday, April 8, 2011 12:04 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 28, 1961 - Dec. 29, 2010 



Thomas "Tom" Garrett

Tom Garrett passed away in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Nashville, TN to Walton and Martha Love Garrett. He attended Madison High School and then graduated with his BS degree from MTSU., Tom met Sandra Hoffman in grade school and they married in the fall of 1960. The couple moved to Germany where Tom was a 1st LT in the U.S. Army., Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra H. Garrett; the couples three children and their spouses: Lea-Anne (Garrett) and Scott Hucke, Portland, OR, Tom and Shannon Garrett, Puyallup, WA, Melissa (Garrett) and Bryan Witherwax, Seattle, WA; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five siblings and their spouses and families: Jimmy and Jane Garrett, Donelson, TN, Henry Garrett Albany, GA Betty B. and Bill Woodard, Springfield, TN, Anne and Jerry Rittenberry, Madison, TN, Nan and Tom Batey, Gallatin, TN., A service celebrating Tom's life will be held Sat., April 16, from 3:00-5:00 at the Red Cross Room, 605 Barnes St., Vancouver, WA., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, Vancouver, WA., Please sign Tom's guest book at:



Thomas Christopher Hansen

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Thomas R. Keenan

Thomas R. KEENAN Thomas R. Keenan, age 71 died at St. Francis Hospital on April 10, 2011. Born August 5, 1939 in Lewellen, NE, he lived in Burien and worked at Washington Mutual, People's Bank and Boeing until retiring in 1995. Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with his family. His most talked about trip was to Hawaii with his wife Colleen for their25th Wedding Anniversary. Survived by his children; Larry (Pam) Keenan, Connie (Patrick) Branwell and Bill Keenan. He is also survived by his mother Eva Fern Higley, his siblings Wanetta Halbert, Barbara Harms (Paul) and Robert Keenan (Christine),4 grandchildren Amy and Laura Keenan, Haley and Chase Branwell and many other relatives. Tom was preceded in death by his father Theodore Keenan and his wife Colleen Keenan. A Memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Wednesday April 13 at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton. Memorial contributions are welcome to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association .



Twila P. Maggard

Peacefully passed away at her home on Friday, April 8, 2011, surrounded by her family. Twila was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was born in Spokane to Pearl and Ralph Tiffany on October 24, 1929. Twila was raised just outside the Cheney area and attended Cheney High School. She met her handsome husband of 60 years, Patrick, on New Year's Eve 1950 and they were married less than two months later. Twila spent her married life as a homemaker. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and baking (awesome pies). Taking care of her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was what gave her the most joy. Her husband, parents, and two siblings preceded her in death. Twila is survived by her sister, Shirley Feigner; brother, Ernest (Rosemarie) Tiffany; daughter, Gloria White; son, Brad Maggard; granddaughters, Ann (Scott) Sutter, Jen (Allen) Kennedy, Sonja Thomas; and ten great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 14 from 9:00-8:00PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA. Funeral service will begin at 2:00PM Friday, April 15, 2011 at the Dishman Baptist Church 315 N. Argonne in the Spokane Valley with interment immediately following at the Pines Cemetery. The family will be holding a celebration of life at the Dishman Baptist Church immediately following the interment. Twila's family would like to thank Hospice of Spokane for their care and support. A special heartfelt thank you to Twila's "Angel" hospice nurse Tom for the compassionate care you showed Twila and her family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Spokane PO Box 2215 Spokane, WA 99210. Online guestbook at



Vernon W. Ohland

OHLAND, Vernon W., Passed away in Spokane, WA on April 10, 2011. He was born on November 25, 1918 in Spokane, WA to Otto and Cereath Ohland. Vern graduated from North Central High School in 1936. Following high school, he joined the Air Force in 1941 where he would serve in, as a tail gunner on a B-26 Marauder seeing action in Germany, Africa and Europe. He was awarded the, , the Silver Star and the Air Medal. In 1946, he married Geraldine (Jeri) Wagner and together they would share 62 years of marriage. The same year he started his career with Spokane County, serving as Spokane County Auditor from 1967 to 1982. He was heavily involved with community organizations such as the Elks, Shriners, Lions Club and American Legion. Vern enjoyed restoring old cars with all his sons and grandsons. Summers were spent at Loon Lake. He will be missed by all who knew him and those who loved him. Vern is survived by three sons, Greg (Gail) Ohland, Kent (Sharon) Ohland, Kevin (Terry) Ohland; four grandsons, Shawn Ohland, Todd Ohland, Kyle Ohland, and Corey Ohland; great-grandson Kameron Scott Ohland, and his four legged friend, Missy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeri, parents, brother Willard Ohland, stepmother Grace Ohland, and his daughter Gretchen in 1955. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way in Spokane, WA on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 2 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital or Disabled American Veterans. The family sends sincere thanks to North Central Care Center for their care and compassion given to Vern and his family.



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.



Virginia M Figgins

Friday, April 8, 2011 4:02 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 14th, 1922 ~ April 4th, 2011



W. Josephine Dean

DEAN, W. Josephine, Josephine was born in Minneapolis, MN to Rob and Lillyan Hauser. Her father was a pastor at several churches in the Midwest including Forsythe, MT, Wadena, MN and Parshall, ND. She graduated from high school in Parshall. She then worked at the local bank for 11 years as an assistant cashier and as a secretary to the local attorney where she met and married her husband of 53 years, Dr. Orval Dean. He was serving as flight surgeon with the US Air Force in Minneapolis when they married in 1958., Throughout their married life they lived in various locations where Dr. Dean practiced medicine, including Newport, Spokane, Bremerton, WA, and Waverly, OH where he retired in 1994. They then moved back to Colbert, WA to be near most of their extended family., Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; grandmother, Mattie Frith, and infant daughter, Elizabeth. She is survived by her husband; sons, Phillip A. (Julie) Dean of Saginaw, MI, Gary M. (Bonnie) Dean of Colbert; daughter, Barbara (Marcus) Groffman of Colbert; sister, Fern (Willard) Farrell of Colbert; brother, Roland (Kay) Hauser of Canby, OR; six grandchildren; and numerous wonderful nieces and nephews., Josephine was an accomplished pianist and served in many different churches for 70 years. She loved hymnology and southern gospel music. Her greatest pride and joy was in her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a memorial fund at First Free Methodist Church or a charity of your choice., Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at HAZEN & JAEGER Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. Memorial Services will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at First Free Methodist Church, 1725 W Courtland.



Walter Carlton

Friday, April 8, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

1914 - 2011Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsWalter Carlton, a Kansas boy who made Selah, WA his home since 1951, died at 97 on April 6, 2011. Born near Junction City, Kansas, on January 25, 1914, to James and Emma (Steffens 



Walter H. Dunlap

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Ward A. Hunt

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Willalea (Billie) J. Keep-Oldham-Adams

Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Billie was born in Yakima, WA to Ena Blanche-Keep and Charles Jasper Keep. She was the youngest of 11 children. Billie married Hewitt (Mickey) Oldham on 3/17/56. Billie and Mickey divorced in 1981. She later married Elmer (Whi 



William Brader Labusohr

Pullman resident, passed away April 10, 2011 at Sacred Heart Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. He was 32. "Billy" was born November 26, 1978 in Pullman, Washington to Gary and Beverley Brader Labusohr. He was a special child with a special kind of heart defect and doctors warned he might not live a year -" Billy proved them all wrong and lived a very full life in his 32 years. He graduated from Pullman High School in 2000 where his life was full of friendship and love. Billy absolutely loved bowling and on the youth league was part of a three-man team that won a state bowling tournament. He was also very active in the Boy Scouts of America, first in Troop 442 and now as part of Troop 460. He was honored to receive Life Member status in scouting. Billy worked for several years at Palouse Industries in Pullman and at the time of his death, he was employed at Rite Aid where he did store stocking and facing of shelves. He was friendly to everyone he met and loved all of his co-workers. Occasionally Billy could be caught "dancing in the aisles" when certain upbeat songs played on the store speakers. He couldn't help himself; he loved music of all kinds. He sang at church and was active in Sunday school at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pullman. He was also a member of the Palouse MOOSE Lodge. Billy loved Cougar basketball, enjoyed doing arts and crafts and was fascinated with anything Harry Potter. He leaves behind a loving family and many dear friends. They include his parents, Gary and Beverley Labusohr of Pullman; two brothers, Thor Osborn, Albuquerque, NM, and J'ean Labusohr, Spokane, WA; a niece, Haley Marie Labusohr, Spokane; maternal grandparents William and Laura Brader of Prosser, WA; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His paternal grandparents preceded him in death. Memorial Services celebrating Billy's life will be held Monday, April 18th at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pullman. A reception will follow the service in the church's social hall. The family suggests memorials to Palouse Industries, the Boy Scouts of America or Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday school. On-line guest book is at, KIMBALL FUNERAL HOME, PULLMAN , is caring for the family.



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.



William Derek Brine

Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:00 PM 

William Derek Brine, 83, longtime resident of Wenatchee and Lake Wenatchee, WA, passed away April 3, 2011, at Island Hospital in Anacortes, WA. Brine was born February 9, 1928, in Bebington, England, to William Edward Brine and Doris Worley Chapman Brine. Like many children in WWII-era Great Britain, he was "evacuated" during the Blitz, spending his early teens in Montreal, Canada and Spokane, WA.



William Jordan "Bill" McShane

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Wilson, Dorothy Ann (Elderberry)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:00 AM 

Dorothy Ann Wilson, of Golden dale, Washington died peacefully at home Saturday, April 9th, 2011 in Golden dale, Washington. She was born in Prescott, .....



Zora P. Simpson

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