Thursday, April 21, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/21/2011


Alpha "Em" Emerson

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Alpha "Em" Emerson was born April 18, 1914, in Morley, MO to Ura Alpha Emerson and Dora Elizabeth (Levan) Emerson. He helped his dad on the farm and at the "Cotton Gin." He graduated from Morley High School when he was just 17. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1932, served in China three and a half years, was in World War II and the Korean War.



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.



Arthur Graves

He loved his family, Seahawks, Mariners, NASCAR, gambling, clam digging, fishing, garage sales, camping and travel. He got a great deal of enjoyment out building bikes for children in need, working endlessly for many years on the Moose Lodge on their Easter Egg Hunt.



Audrey Knutsen

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Bert C. Kale

Celebration of His Life Bert Charles Kale, of Bellingham, passed away March 19, 2010. Never wanting to have any fuss made with him the center of attention, he asked his children not to have a funeral. We've waited over a year, and think by now he wouldn't mind if family and friends got together to celebrate his life. Join us on Saturday, April 23, 1:00 PM, at the Everson Senior Center, 111 Main Street. Questions? Call Karolyn Kale Merriman (360) 223-5758.



Berta Bell "B.B." Hendrix

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother went home to be with the Lord., We will forever love you and miss you., "Here's to you, here's to me, may we always be!" A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA.



Betty J. Tibbett

TIBBETT, Betty J., Betty was born on June 10, 1930 in Spokane to Robert and Julia Fessenden. She went home to her heavenly Father on April 1, 2011. On July 3, 1947 she married Howard T. Tibbett. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Howard, her mother, father and three sisters; Angie Tibbett, Rosalie Blunck, and Carol Illi. She is survived by her three sons Dan, Darrel and David (Marylyn) Tibbett; sister Leatha (Robert) Rothwell, seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 23rd at Heritage Chapel



Beverly Jean Pearson

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Brent L. Joly

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsBrent L. Joly was born in Yakima, WA on September 19, 1950 to Betty and Erwin "Hap" Joly. He attended Yakima schools, graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1968. While at Eisenhower



Catherine V. Woodard

Catherine "Caye" Veronica Arnold Woodard was born Nov. 8, 1918, to Joel and Mary Arnold in Everett, WA, and died March 22, 2011, at age 92 in Walla Walla, WA., A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1512 Pine Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290, with a reception afterward., She met and married C.E. "Bud" Woodard, a lighthouse keeper, at the Umpqua River Coast Guard Station, in 1940. In the 1940s, Catherine started Woodard Construction Company of Seattle and Anchorage with her husband Bud and continued in business until her retirement in 2000. They spent many years in Alaska, where she helped to build the Last Frontier., Catherine was a charter founding member of the Anchorage Chapter #197 of the National Association of Women in Construction. While living in Alaska, she served as a board member of The Bishop's Attic and as an officer in Toastmistress. Catherine especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an artist, avid card and game player and world traveler. Australia, the Middle East, Greece and Europe were a few of her stops on life's journey. She and Bud logged many miles in their Cessna and loved visiting and entertaining at their homes in Anchorage, the Kenai River, the Umpqua River in Oregon and Alexander Creek. Their final destination was their ranch in Walla Walla., Catherine is survived by her three children, Arnold (Kayla) Woodard of Anchorage, Rick (Sharyn) Woodard of Walla Walla; and Catherine (Cliff) Escobar of Salinas, CA; six grandchildren, Jerry Jones (Robin) of Edmonds, WA, Jon Woodard of Seward, AK, Tara Correll (Dane) of Seattle, Jia Jones (Rod Lewis) of Seattle, Kristina (Shawn) Holdridge, of Anchorage, and Audrey (Jim) Hamlin-Burns of Mountlake Terrace, WA; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. "Caye" leaves behind many beloved friends, cousins, nieces and nephews; and her remaining siblings, Jeanne McCutchan (Bill) of Snohomish, WA and Marguerite House of Reedsport, OR., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's name to The National Association of Women in Construction's Education Foundation, P.O. Box 549, Clemson, SC 29633.



Christopher Nicholls

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Dave H. Clark

Dave Harold Clark passed away on April 11, 2011, in Spokane shortly after his 81st birthday., Dave was born at Nine Mile Falls on March 19, 1930, to Ernest and Stella Clark and is survived by his loving wife, Sally (Justice) Clark at the home. Surviving children are sons,, Kevin Clark, Ronald Clark, Randall Clark (Paul), all from Spokane; daughters, Linda (husband Keith) Embler of Deer Park, Lynette Juarez (Dale Daniels) of Spokane, Tamara Clark of Deer Park and Kim Martin of Spokane., A son, Mark Clark, preceded him in death in July 2009 and a granddaughter, Jennifer Clark, in December 1974., Dave has two surviving sisters, Doris Clark (husband Buck) of Prairie City, Ore., and Bonnie Lienweber (David) of Seattle., Dave had 12 grandchildren, Chris Clark (wife Erin), Josh Beckley, Jeremy McCollough, Greg Clark, Brandon Clark, Jennifer Meeks, Derek Martin, Daren Martin, Daniel Martin, Amy Suitor (Roman), Ashley Clark and Jessica Clark and 22 great-grandchildren., Dave was in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, where he endured a shoulder injury from which he was honorably discharged., When he returned to Washington, he took a road trip to Montana with his girl, Sally Justice, and ended up getting married in Helena in October 1951, 59-plus blissfully happy years ago!, Upon their return, Dave briefly worked for Long Lake Lumber then went to work for the Deer Park Pines Mill as a sawyer. Dave was then employed as a truck driver at the Coeur d'Alene Steel Co. in Spokane Industrial Park until he retired in 1992 to be with his wife, Sally, on their farm near Deer Park., Dave was quite a mechanic. He could fix anything, frequently depending on duct tape and bailing wire. He often couldn't have succeeded without them!, Dave loved farming, hunting, football (Go, Seahawks!), boxing in the ring and watching it on TV., Dave was an experienced water-witcher, assisting many people in the area. He was always willing to help a neighbor or anyone that needed a helping hand., Dave enjoyed having Scott Rash as a close neighbor. Scott was always there to assist Dave and was like a son to him. Dave's family wishes to thank Scott for everything he has done., Dave enjoyed watching his sons wrestle in high school and attending his grandchildren's sports activities. One of the families most treasured memories is Dave teaching his children and grandchildren to drive the tractor on the farm with him when they were little. Dave loved spending time with his family, as they were all very special to him., Dave was very proud of all his children and grandchildren. Seeing them follow their dreams made him very happy and put a smile on his face when talking about them. He was looking forward to visiting grandson Chris' Tire and Automotive shop but was unable to do so., "Husband, Dad, Grandpa, you have touched so many lives and have taught us all so much. Believe us when we say we love you and know that you will be greatly missed. Thank you for all you have done for us and the community of Deer Park. It is a far better place because of you and Mom. All of this happened for "Us" because two people fell in love! You will forever be lovingly remembered in our hearts and minds." Sally Clark and family., Funeral home visitation will be on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, 2011 between 2-8 p.m. at Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park., A funeral service honoring Mr. Clark will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Lauer Funeral Home., A potluck reception for all family and friends will be at the Williams Valley Grange Hall between 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, following the funeral service. LAUER FUNERAL HOME, Deer Park, WA



David Joseph Shore

David Joseph Shore passed away following an extended illness. He was a devoted and treasured husband, father, grandfather, and friend., He was born in Portland, OR on August 14, 1918 to David and Margaret Shore. Immediately following his graduation from the, in 1942, he married his high school sweetheart, Harriet Bryant. After a brief period of travel with the military, they settled in Seattle in 1946. They had four children. In 1955, they moved to Mukilteo where they lived in the family home until 1979. Upon retirement, Decatur Island became home for ten years, where they shared the joys of island life with family and friends., Dave practiced dentistry for 45 years. He was dedicated to his profession and belonged to several study groups throughout his career ever advancing his dental stills which he so loved., Dave's life was always full of family adventures which included extensive skiing, sailing on the Shor-e-nuff, camping and fishing trips and golf. He was very active at the Everett Golf and Country Club. From being a past president of the Washington State Golf Association to being recognized in 2008 with a perpetual trophy established in recognition to his putting expertise (and luck). These are examples of his love for golf and the associated fellowship., Dave was preceded in death by the love of his life and best friend, Harriet. He leaves behind a loving family: his children, Peg Hollandsworth, Betty (Neil) Martinson, Dave (Blake) Shore and Bill (Julie) Shore; grandchildren, Jodie Bisenius, Karl, Paul and Peter Martinson, Brennan and Cassidy Shore and Amanda and Alex Shore; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Bisenius. He also leaves his lifelong friend and business partner, George (Amy) Youngstrom; and extended family, Sharon (Bob) Richer, Sean (Mary Ann) Edwards and Greta, Elizabeth (Jen) Moran and Ashley, Ellie, Peyton, Ryan and Quincy., Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy.



Debby S. Orne

ORNE, Debby S., Passed 4-18-2011, Spokane, WA., Born 8-28-1966, Glendale, CA to, David and Peggy Esterely., Debby grew up in La Canada, Ca at the age of 14 moved to Spirit Lake, ID where she graduated from, Lakeland High School in 1984. Debby received a AA degree in fashion design at Kinman College in Spokane. Married Russell Orne October 27 2001 in Coeur d'Alene, ID., Debby enjoyed working with her husband Russell with the businesses they own. This gave her time to help with school events and work in classrooms with her two children Brandon and Chelsea Streibeck. She loved to be outdoors gardening and working with her flowers or just being at their cabin. She enjoyed traveling, taking pictures and making scrapbooks. Debby had a giving heart. She loved to help others. Charity events such as the Rathdrum Christmas for all filled her heart with joy. She will be deeply missed by all those she has touched., She is survived by her two parents David and Peggy Esterly Spirit Lake ID, husband Russell Orne Rathdrum, ID, children Brandon and Chelsea Streibeck, daughter-in-law Nichole, brother and sister-in- law Rick and Mo Esterely, great-grandfather John Esterely, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., There will be a memorial fund made up under Debby Orne for the Rathdrum Christmas for all in Rathdrum ID., Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Yates Funeral Home Coeur d'Alene Chapel. Burial will follow at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. Please visit Debby's memorial and sign her online guest book at



Don Arnold (Rusty) Young

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Dorothy "Betty" Perry

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Dorothy (Betty) Perry passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2011, surrounded by family. Born in Sunnyside, WA on July 27, 1936 to Fred and Frances Anderson. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Freddie and si 



Dorothy "Dottie" Wurth

Genesee, ID, lost her battle to multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and subsequent kidney failure early Saturday morning at Spokane, WA. She spent her final days with her family close by her side. At her request, there will not be a service. She was born to James L. and Birdie K. (Townsend) Warbington, in San Jose, CA on December 5, 1941. Dottie was a caring daughter, loving mother, and a devoted grandmother who always put others before herself. Her main interest was her family, whom she spent most of her spare time with. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her sisters, Pat and Peggy. Dottie was a very kind person who will be missed greatly. She is survived by her two sisters (Pat Hamilton, Manteca CA and Peggy Reese, Como, MS), three brothers (James A. Warbington, Sacramento, CA, David L. Warbington, Sacramento, CA, and Donald R. Warbington, Virginia Beach, VA); three sons (David Saul, Brandon, MS, Brad Saul, Moscow, ID, and Darren Saul, Roswell, NM); seven grandchildren (Katie Saul, Albuquerquere, NM, Ashley Hinton, Brandon, MS, Crystal and Michelle Saul, Roswell, NM, and Tessa, Daphne and Nicholas Saul, Moscow, ID); and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, James L. and Birdie K. Warbington of Sacramento. Donations can be made to the, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.



Dorothy Rae Dahlquist

Dorothy Rae Dahlquist of Hockinson, WA, passed away very unexpectedly on Sat., April 16th, 2011. She was born on July 20, 1942., Dorothy married Melvin Dahlquist in 1970, and spent the next 32 years building their lives in the Vancouver area. Dorothy was a stay-at-home mom and was involved in Hockinson schools, Campfire, and Girl and Boy Scouts. After 20+ years, she returned to work, first at Burgerville, and later worked at the Battle Ground Clinic., In her retirement, Dorothy was a homebody who loved sewing, gardening, participating in JOY Bible, and spending time with her grandchildren and friends., Dorothy is best known for her special sewing talent and genuine care and concern for others. She has made an impact on so many people because of her generous heart. She will be missed so much. Survivors include: sisters, Diane and Delores; son, Eric (Jennifer); daughter, Kandi (Travis) White; granddaughters, Kaelyn and Abby., There will be a Celebration of Life on Fri., April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church (reception following)., Donations can be made to Salmon Creek UMC Joy Bible Ministry., Please sign Dorothy's guest book at:, or




Edna L. NEUHART Edna Lisle Neuhart, age 91, passed away peacefully in Renton on April 17, 2011. Edna was the daughter of Harrison and Hazel Finlayson Jenkins. She was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Stan Neuhart and in 1941 they moved to Seattle where he spent his career with the Boeing Company. Stan and Edna were married for 60 years and lived in the Seattle-Kent area until Stan's passing in 2001. Edna is survived by her daughters, Eileen Miller-Bauer of Maple Valley, and Julee Neuhart of Seattle; three grandchildren, Bernard Bauer of Covington, Heidi Bauer, M.D. and husband, Jon Nicponski of Oakland, CA. and Derek Long and wife, Alison of Seattle; as well as two great-grandsons Brandon and Cody Bauer of Covington. Edna was an industrious and creative home maker. She loved sewing, crocheting and other handicrafts and she particularly enjoyed creating special gifts for friends and family. Edna was a lover of music. She found great pleasure in playing the piano and organ and was a talented singer with a beautiful voice. She was very proud to have been selected as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir while living in Salt Lake City. Edna was beloved by many, as a devoted wife, a compassionate and always generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She brought smiles and sunshine to others with her wonderful sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye. The family would like to thank Herman and Helima Mwale at the Fairwood Residence, a beautiful adult family home in Renton. They were both exceptional for sharing their family was well as their time and talents in providing wonderful care for Edna during her last year. A celebration of Edna's life will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Marlatt Funeral Home, 713 Central Avenue N., Kent, WA. Viewing: 1:30 pm; service: 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edna's name can be made to Children's Hospital, Seattle WA.



Edith "Kit" Kolodziej

Edith Kolodziej, 94, passed away on April 17, 2011 in Everett, Washington. She was born on May 27, 1916 in Portland, OR., No services scheduled. In care of Evergreen Washelli at Bothell Funeral Home. 



Edith E. Branlund

Lifetime Bellingham resident Edith E.E. Branlund, age 85, passed away April 16, 2011. She was born January 1, 1926 in Bellingham to Otto and Emilie (Fritzsche) Hahnel. Edie married Clint Branlund in Bellingham in 1948. They owned and operated Bellingham Blueprinting for years. Edie and Clint were active in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, the Bellingham Yacht Club and the Bellingham



Eleanor Biddle "Rigby" Wagner

Eleanor "Rigby" Biddle WAGNER Our most beloved Rigby gently left us on March 24th, 2011. The youngest of eight children, she was born on September 8, 1966 to Arthur Sheehan Biddle and Eleanor Hazen Biddle. A happy caring childhood delivered to us a wonderful person full of joy, giving and compassion. As a Mateo Ricci graduate of Seattle Prep and Seattle University, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in Theater Administration. Spending her entire career in the non-profit field, she worked at many organizations including Junior Achievement, The Museum of Flight, the Medic One Foundation, the YWCA and, most memorably for her, The Group Theater. Her exceptional courage and indomitable spirit in the face of her ten year battle with atypical meningioma brain tumors was truly remarkable and inspirational to all who knew and loved her. This difficult challenge only seemed to strengthen her love for life and for others, and her gratitude for the medical professionals who were so deeply committed to assisting her in her fight against her illness. Rigby's interests were vast and included writing short stories and poems, reading, walking marathons, travelling, puzzling, attending theater, promoting social justice and peace, creating wonderful, lasting symbols of treasured memories for her family and friends, and, of course, all things pigs. She loved attending Shoreline Universalist Unitarian Church where she was an active member of the congregation and where she was married in a beautiful ceremony on June 13, 2009. Rigby was preceded in death by her grandparents Ronald and Florence Hazen and Arthur and Helene Biddle, and her loving parents Arthur and Eleanor. She is survived by her husband Joel Rohan Wagner, seven siblings: Nora Elaine, John Hazen, Lauren Elise, Shaun Susan, Sarah Beth, Karen Daisy, and Amanda Marie, her birth son Daniel, her many nieces, nephews, extended family and a multitude of dear, dear friends. We will all miss her and always remember her for the extraordinary, gentle and genuine person she was. Donations in Rigby's memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders. Services to be held on SundayMay 8th, 3:00 p.m. at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Onsite reception to follow.



Elzy Bryant Wilkie

Elzy Wilkie, 93, of Lynnwood, WA, passed away on April 6, 2011., A celebration of Elzy's life will be held at Floral Hills 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.



Erva Lea McCorkle Soderman

Erva Lea was born August 2, 1932 to Mancil and Thelma Baxter in Toledo, WA. She passed away peacefully on April 17, 2011 at the age of 78, surrounded by family in Edmonds, WA., Erva Lea married George McCorkle while George was home on leave from the Air Force on December 24, 1951 and had three sons, Greg, Dave and Mike., In 1967, after moving several times up and down western Oregon, the family settled in Everett, WA. Erva Lea quickly made many lifelong friends from her involvement with the local Welcome Wagon, playing bridge and pinochle, and entertaining/ feeding her boys and their friends. In 1972, she discovered her voice after joining Sweet Adelines womens choir where she made many more friends. One of her best memories was the trip the choir made to Australia which she talked about often., Several years after George passed away in 1981, she met Dick Soderman and the two married soon afterward. After she retired from Social Security as a Claims Administrator, she and Dick moved from Everett to a golf course community ouside of Mattawa called Desert Aire. There they continued to enjoy life playing golf and entertaining family and friends on their back porch. After Dick's death in 2010, she moved back to western Washington to be close to her family., She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet Ogden; first husband, George McCorkle; and second husband, Richard Soderman., She is survived by her children, Greg McCorkle, Dave (Phyllis) McCorkle, Mike (Dawn) McCorkle, Cindy (Kim) Brazell, and Kristy (Mike) Spencer; grandchildren, Chris McCorkle, Allison McCorkle, Spencer McCorkle, Nicholas Brazell, Christian Spencer, Ryan Spencer and Katie Spencer; and great-grandson, Aaron Murphy Miller., Funeral services will be held at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue in Everett on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Snohomish County or to the



Florence Krueger

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Gail M. Chinn

Passed away April 17, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by her two children, Steven Siefken of Los Angeles, CA and Deborah McClure of Seattle, WA; her grandchildren, Stefanie Denney of Olympia, WA, Jennifer Siefken of Los Angeles, CA, Kenneth McClure of Edmonds, WA, and Katrina Raynor of Seattle, WA, as well as one great grandson, Jack McClure. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Florence Weston of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, two brothers, and her husband, Del. Gail was employed at Montgomery Wards for 12 years before working at Deaconess Medical Center for 20 years. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.



George Kaneris

George Kaneris passed away peacefully with family by his side at home in Everett, WA on April 17, 2011, at the age of 55, after a long hard fought battle with cancer., He was preceded in death by his parents., He is survived by his wife, Sofia; by his brother, Bill; extended family; and his current and former staff., George came to America at the tender age of 18. The restaurant business found him and that is where he stayed for the remainder of his life. George's passion was his restaurant Giorgio's Pizza in Everett. He enjoyed going to work every day and seeing his many faithful patrons and staff. As a small business owner he employed many great people over the past 29 years. His customers and staff will deeply miss him., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Snohomish County., Many heartfelt thanks to hospice, doctors and nurses who provided many years of amazing care., Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, 1702 Pacific Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Viewing starts at 11 a.m. Service starts at 1 p.m. Burial service will be at Evergreen on Broadway., Immediately after we will celebrate his life at his restaurant, Giorgio's Pizza. All are welcome to attend the services and the life celebration.



Gina Elizabeth Thompson

"Beloved Granddaughter" 



Harold Gene Wichers

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral HomePROSSER - Harold Gene Wichers, age 87, entered into rest on April 17, 2011 in Prosser. He was born Jean Harrold Wichers, on October 27, 1923 to H. J. and Adrianna (Jenny) Wichers at home in Downs, Kansas. In



Haroldene Lichty

Haroldene LICHTY Retired from Bank of America, Issaquah. Mother of Terry. Graveside service 11 am, Fri. April 22 at Lower Hillside Cemetery, Issaquah. Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM. FLINTOFTS ISSAQUAH FUNERAL HOME 



Helen May Beaver

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Helen May Beaver, age 89, went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2011. Helen was born November 15, 1921 in Bellingham, WA to George Washington Mark and Victoria Marie (Gierat) Mark.



Henry Folkerts

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Oct. 16, 1932-April 17, 2011Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahHenry went to be with his Savior following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Henry was born in Inwood, Iowa, to Pierre and Trina Folkerts. He was one 



Henry William Rosin

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Herbert "Tim" Timmreck

Herbert "Tim" TIMMRECK Herbert "Tim" Timmreck past away April 11, 2011 at 89. He was a retired Washington State Patrol and active Shriner. Grave site services 1:00 PM April 23rd at Evergreen Washelli, Seattle. He will be missed by all the Bothell and Seattle community.



Herschel W. Carter Sr.

Herschel W. CARTER, Sr. Herschel Wayne Carter, Sr. died April 14, 2011 at 5:30 a.m. He was born October 26, 1925 to Luetta William Carter of Holton Indiana and Herbert Carter of Correct, Indiana in Lovilla, Iowa at 2:30 p.m. Leaving this world he departed as a loyal husband, loving father, caring grandfather, and beloved uncle. Respected by neighbors, friends, and family he was loved by many and reflected it back to them in his last days. Throughout his life, he remained a man of honor and of strong Christian beliefs. He spent his last week greeting people he cherished, ate his favorite lasagna made by Spartas in Bothell, savored his love of Hershey's chocolates and shared them among his children. He died peacefully in his sleep with loving family near him and caring for him at all times. His life is outlined in the numerous people he touched and the joy he carried from others. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Cynthia M. (Nix) and his children Anne Marie Chase (Jim), Mary Jane Bartram, Nancy Ellen Thompson (Ron), Helen Louise Mock (James), Herschel Wayne Jr. and Mack Carter (Aeyoung); grandchildren: Carrie Chase, Michael Chase (Joan),Shawn Pedersen, Jackie Lundgren (Shawn), Jeanne Ward (Christopher), Gregory Bartram, Danielle Barber (Mike), and Franklin Carter; great-grandchildren: Tyler Brazier, Jaden Micarelli, Kerstin Lundgren, Alexis and Alijah Horning.



Howard W. Patterson

Of St. John, WA passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Whitman Health & Rehabilitation Center in Colfax. The memorial service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 2 PM at the St. John United Methodist Church. The graveside service will precede at 1 PM at the St. John Cemetery. Pat was born July 17, 1920 in Spokane, WA to Richard and Gertrude (Burbank) Patterson. As a young child he moved back to the Patterson Ranch with his family northwest of St. John. Pat graduated from high school in Ewan, WA in 1938. He joined the US Navy and served as a Radioman 3rd Class on the USS Current ARS 22 during, . Pat was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Leah Repp and following her death married Evelyn Dollarhide and together made St. John their home. Pat farmed with his brother and was a St. John mail carrier with the US Postal Service for 35 years. He enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator WA7KCB, and served on the St. John Volunteer Fire Dept. for 26 years. Pat also enjoyed playing cards, being involved in community activities and worked as a caretaker at the St. John Cemetery. Pat is survived by his son Richard Patterson of St. John; two sisters-in-law Barbara Bailey and Marilyn (Ron) Steele and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn in 2004; his parents; two infant sons; his brother; and five sisters. BRUNING FUNERAL HOME OF COLFAX, WA is caring for the family. Memorials are suggested to the St. John Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMT's or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to



Jack R. Larsen

Jack R. Larsen of Battle Ground, WA died on April 18, 2011., He was born on March 22, 1950 in Vancouver, WA., A memorial service will be held Sat., April 23, 2011 at, 11:00 a.m. at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground, WA., Please sign Jack's guest book at:



Jason Raymond Linder

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Jason Raymond Linder, 36, was tragically taken Monday April 18, 2011 in Yakima, Washington. Jason was born in Yakima, Washington on May 21, 1974. Jason graduated from A.C. Da



Jennie Keeney

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Long time Wenatchee resident, Jennie Maud Keeney, passed away early Monday morning, April 18, 2011, at Highline Care Center in East Wenatchee. She was 94 years old. Jennie was born on February 25, 1917, to Lewis and Maud Shaw, on the family farm, near Fairfield, NE. She attended local schools and graduated from Deweese High School in 1935.



Jimmie L. Odom

Jimmie Odom, 92, passed away on April 18, 2011 in Bothell, Washington. She was born on April 4, 1919 in Bothell, WA., No services scheduled. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery. In care of Evergreen Washelli at Bothell Funeral Home.



Joan S. Douglas

Joan Douglas, age 88, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Spokane WA. on the 12th of April 2011, She is survived by her brother, George W. Schneider, Jr. M.D. and wife Shirley; five nieces, nephews and their spouses; 15 grand-nieces and nephews and eight great grand-nieces and nephews., She was born in Albion, Mendocino County, California, March 23, 1923 to Carrie and George Willard Schneider. Her early life was spent on a fruit and dairy ranch in the Redwood country of Northern California where she developed passions for animal husbandry and equestrian activities., Her early education began in a one room school in rural California, progressed to Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by a Certificate of Public Health Nursing from the University of Oregon Medical School and culminated in a Master of Public Health in Administration and Nursing Supervision from the University of North Carolina., Joan's 65 year nursing career included positions as a staff nurse in Marion County Oregon; Nursing Supervisor of Public Health, San Jose City Health Department; Consultant in Public Health, California State Dept. of Public Health; Director, Personal Health Services, Spokane Regional Health District, Assistant Professor Intercollegiate Center for Nursing, Spokane Washington and, . In addition, she held many offices in local, regional and national professional nursing organizations and was granted life memberships in the Washington State Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association., Her personal life was devoted to family and her beloved Arabian horses. This vibrant person will be missed by all who knew her., Joan will be remembered for her outgoing, friendly and welcoming demeanor. She was a consummate learner, educator and community activist. Her wisdom and strong character gave her the ability to develop programs which enhanced the lives of people within the communities she served., The Celebration of Joan's life will be at 11:00 A.M, Thursday April 28th, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N Sullivan Rd.., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Providence Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 611 N Perry St #2, Spokane WA (99202).



John George Wells

WELLS, John George, The support from friends to our family has been appreciated during George's long trial with dementia which ended April 19th. George was a wonderful husband, loving dad and papa, printer, trumpet player, volunteer, , builder, hockey player, snow and water skier, fisherman, and hunter. He enjoyed the many friends he made doing these things he loved. George was born on December 7, 1930 in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Spokane with his wife, Eileen, of 56 years in 1957 where they raised their two daughters, Brenda Tully and Lori Wells Boyer. For the past several years George slowly slipped away but managed to maintain his smile and giggle. George is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, Michelle and Brian Tully, and two sons-in-law, Gerald W. Tully and Donald M. Boyer, who were all very special in his life. He also leaves behind in Edmonton, Alberta his sister-in-law Marie and her husband Maurice Murch, and many relatives. His extended family at the Glen and Harbor Crest were special to him and the family extends their deepest gratitude and thanks for the care George received. George enjoyed working at the Chronicle/Review for 37 years and upon retiring in 1994 proudly moved with Eileen to the home they built at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Music was a big part of George's life and he loved the big band sound. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Church (located at 1717 W. 6th Avenue) on Saturday, April 23rd at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in George's honor to Christ the King Church, Worley Fire Association or Hospice of Spokane.



Judith Marie McCord

McCORD, Judith Marie, Judi passed away peacefully April 6, 2011, she was 69. Born on November 27, 1941 in Kamiah, ID and raised in Lewiston, ID. Throughout her youth she traveled throughout the country, living in California, Florida and New York before resettling in the Northwest. She loved horse racing, all sports, trivia and current events. Her career early on was as a legal secretary but eventually she moved to engineering. Locally she worked for Bovay Engineering and Taylor Engineering, eventually working for and retiring from Spokane International Airport. She is survived by her loving children, Gina (Gallant) Connors of Mead and Arthur Gallant Jr. of Spokane. Additionally, she loved her four beautiful grandchildren, Riley, Olivia and AnaBella Connors and Karri Gallant. Her brother Jack (Carol) Grove of Lewiston and sister Jeanne (Dave) Syth of Deer Park. Private burial services will be held in Lewiston, ID.



Karen Rasler

Through the grace of God and her Savior Jesus Christ, Karen went to her heavenly home on Saturday April 16, 2011. She was born in Spokane, WA on May 1, 1957 and continued to make Spokane her home., Karen was adventurous, and loved the outdoors. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, loved boating including skiing and tubing behind the boat. Karen Had a great passion for animals. She was a Dog Groomer and always wanted to help with dogs at the shelter, she would groom them for free just so they would have a better chance of being adopted. Karen was a great friend to whoever came into her life, she was the most forgiving, accepting and loving person she will be severely missed., She is survived by her mother Joan Woodbury, father Warren Larson, daughters Holly Brown and Heather Carrell, brothers Kirk Larson and Lance Larson, sister-in-law Lorie Schmidt, son-in-law Charles Carrell and seven grandchildren Gage, Breanna, Riley, Chas, Devin, Ethan and Owen. Karen also had many nieces and nephews she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her husband Jeff Rasler in 1994., Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00am at Westside Church of the Nazarene 2820 West Francis.



Kenneth G. Noble

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Kenneth G. Noble, 91, of Yakima, died April 16, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Ken was born August 8, 1919, in Mitchell County, Iowa, to Floyd and Martha (Mosier) Noble. He was raise



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Kyle Andrew Nelson

"Cowboy" Kyle Nelson, 23, of Granite Falls and Lake Stevens, died April 13, 2011., He was deeply loved by all of his family and friends. His greatest pleasures in life included sitting around a fire pit with friends and family, listening to music, shooting off fireworks, working hard at whatever he did, watching movies, and playing sports., He lived for and is survived by his father, Andy Nelson; his mother, Tami Friesen; his brother, Sean Nelson; his grandmother, Norma Nelson; his aunt, Kim Armstrong; his uncle, Wes Nelson; and his cousins., A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at the old Granite Falls High School gym.




Larry H. Andrews Sr., age 75, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at his home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington., He was born June 12, 1935 in Gunnison, Colorado to Edward and Beulah (Witt) Andrews., Larry grew up in the Alger area where he attended school. Following his early education, he joined the U.S. Marines., In 1956 Larry and Jeanette were united in marriage. They celebrated 52 years together until her passing in 2008. They resided in Las Vegas for a short period of time until returning to Skagit County to raise their family. In 1979 they moved to their final home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington where they lived for 31 years. Larry owned and operated Construction Specialists doing residential and commercial construction., Larry enjoyed fishing, family barbeques, traveling and camping, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For many years, he and his family enjoyed spending time at their other home on the Methow River in Twisp. In 2009, Larry became a member of the Lyman Baptist Church., He is survived by his daughter, Tina Newman and her husband Mike of Mount Vernon and his son, Larry Andrews Jr. and his companion Jennifer Mapes of Sedro-Woolley; 5 grandchildren, Jamie Anderson, Kristen Andrews and her companion Joseph McCartt, Kellen Anderson and his wife Tristyn, Andy Andrews and his companion Rachel Hitt, and Christopher Andrews; 6 great-grandchildren, Riley, Kaden, Hannah, Madison, Owen, and Alayna., He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; a daughter, Cindy Corona; his brother, Dan; and sister, Wanda., Funeral Services will be on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00AM at the Lyman Baptist Church with Mr. Jim Cook officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church with interment and Military Honors at 2:00 PM at the Burlington Cemetery., Visitation will be available at Lemley Chapel from 9:00 AM to5:00 PM Thursday and Friday., Memorials are suggested to Children's Hospital, North Puget Oncology, or Lyman Baptist Church., The family would like to extend a special thank you to Leo and Pat Sebastian for the special care extended to Larry., Please share your memories of Larry and sign the online guestbook at



Leonard Kristjan Breidford

Leonard Kristjan Breidford, age 94, passed away April 14, 2011. The youngest of 9 children, he was born near Blaine on Jan 11, 1917 to August and Margret Breidford. Leonard attended California Creek School, Blaine School and Custer High School. At 15 he helped his father build the home on Loomis Trail Rd where he lived until his move to Stafholt several months ago. He married Lila Bame in 1936. She passed away in 2001 just short of their 65th wedding anniversary. As a young man working for the WPA, Leonard and his father helped build the road along the south end of Birch Bay that goes through the State Park. Later he worked as a deck hand on the dredge that created the first boat harbor in Blaine. He was also part of the crew that cleared land for the Bellingham Airport. As a young couple, Leonard and Lila picked apples in Eastern Washington. During WWII they both worked at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard. In the 50s Leonard began driving bus for the Blaine School District. Later he worked in the Maintenance Dept, retiring from the School District in the early 80s. He also spent several seasons working on cannery tenders in the Alaska fishing industry and pursued his love of farming throughout his life. While mowing the fields, he would slow his tractor down so the little animals could scurry out of the way. Leonard was preceded in death by all of his siblings. He is survived by his children Diana Christianson and Wayne (Chris) Breidford. Grandchildren Heather, Robin and David Christianson, Eli Breidford, Jelani Rhinehart, Jeremy Rice and Brigit Baur. He has nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Leonard lived his life with integrity and the inclusion of all. Services will be held on April 27 at 1 pm at the Free Church Unitarian, 1218 Harrison Ave, Blaine 98230. Instead of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Leonard's name to: Stafholt Good Samaritan Center, 456 C St., Blaine. Free Church Unitarian Blaine Community to Community,



Leslie A. Taylor

TAYLOR, Leslie A., CAPT. USN, Les passed away in his sleep April 11, 2011 at his home on Mercer Island, WA after losing his wife, Colleen, of 65 years on March 29, 2011. He was born on September 4, 1923 in Spokane to Edna and Leslie Taylor and raised by his mother and stepfather, Paul L. Sandberg. Les attended Lewis & Clark High School playing both football and baseball and as quarterback in his junior year they won the City Championship. Upon graduation in 1941 he entered Whitman College in Walla Walla with a baseball scholarship. The war broke out on December 7, 1941 and Les joined the Navy, and after training he was assigned to a PT Boat Squadron as a Torpedoman in the South Pacific operating out of Guadalcanal and New Guinea. They operated in forward areas and difficult combat conditions. Les served over 20 months aboard several PT Boats returning on a hospital ship and assigned duty in Seattle., Les met his future wife, Colleen, in Seattle and they were married in Monroe, WA on May 17, 1946. He returned to finish his college education graduating from Eastern Washington College in 1949. After graduation the Korean Conflict had started and he returned to active duty and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and ordered to the destroyer USS McDermott, deploying to Korean waters. While there he was also assigned as an advisor to a South Korean PT Boat Squadron.During his Naval career, he served aboard various ships, staffs, and held several commands, one as Capt. of the USS Fletcher, the largest destroyer in the fleet which he deployed to the Vietnam conflict. He later commanded the USS Mount Hood, a large ammunition ship that he also deployed to the Vietnam conflict. During his career he received many awards and decorations including two, with Combat V, Vietnam Medal of Gallantry with Silver Star., After retirement he was the Marine Manager for four years at the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands followed by moving to Seattle and piloting cruise ships in Alaskan waters during the summers until 1992., He is survived by his three children, Denise (Bob) Kelley of Mill Creek, WA, Janelle Taylor of Mill Creek, WA, Jeffery (Christie) Taylor of Saratoga Springs, UT; his brother Phil (Marilyn) Sandberg of Spokane; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A family memorial will be held at Floral Hills, Lynnwood, WA.



Lorraine Coppinger

Lorraine Coppinger, 62, passed away on April 18, 2011 in Seattle, WA. She was born on December 15, 1948 in Seattle., No services scheduled. In care of Evergreen Washelli at Bothell Funeral Home.



Lorraine M. Morasch

Lorraine M. MORASCH Lorraine M Morasch was born July 23, 1923 in Pembina, ND and passed away April 15, 2011 in Renton. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Elmer D Morasch and survived by daughter Sharon Schulberg; son Elmer Morasch (Karen); 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and 1 brother. At Lorraine's request no service will be held. Arrangements with Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton.



Lyla Jean Farrell

Lyla Jean Farrell, 78, a resident of Everett, passed away April 14, 2011, at home surrounded by her children, Joe (Julietta) Farrell, Pat Farrell, Marta (Jeff) Farrell-Street (and Cara her dog and companion)., Lyla was born June 16, 1932 in Davenport, IA to Lyle and Esta Cox., Lyla was the rock of her family. She showed love to and helped so many people during her life time. She was an accomplished artist, a wonderful cook and grandmother to Melissa and Nicole., She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin J. Farrell, of 48 years., Services to be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church on Saturday April 30 at 10 a.m. at 8517 7th Ave SE, Everett, WA 98208.




Mercedean "Merc" J. Bagley, age 78, passed away April 19, 2011 in Mount Vernon., A Memorial Service will be held April 25, 2011, 2:00pm at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon., A full obituary will follow in the Friday Skagit Valley Herald., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.




Morgan Michael Vance, age 26 passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011., He was born October 10, 1984 in Mount Vernon, he was a son of Larry and Joan (Wylie) Vance., Morgan attended local high school and Skagit Valley College. He had a passion for cooking and worked at several restaurants in the valley., Some of his interests included reading and fishing and especially spending time with his family. He enjoyed reading and watching information about history., Survivors include his father, Larry Vance of Burlington; three brothers, Geoffery Vance of Benton City, WA, Duncan Vance of Mount Vernon and Trevor Vance of Sedro-Woolley; one sister, Abra Anderson of Sedro-Woolley; grandmother, Ruth Wylie; two uncles, Ron Vance and Scott Vance; one aunt, Paula Heynsten; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan; grandparents, Paul and Maggie Vance; and grandfather, Jack Wylie., Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington., "Everyday we spend missing and loving the wonderful person that was Morgan You will always be loved little brother."



Malcolm Frank Tyo

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Marion Sophia O'Brien

Entered into rest April 16, 2011 in Ritzville, WA. She was born in Ralston, Washington to Emmanuel and Barbara Schutz Grams. She was the fifth child in a family of seven children. When Marion was three years old, she was ill with scarlet fever and became deaf due to complications. She went to a school for the deaf in Western Washington for a few years. In 1961 Marion married James Lloyd O'Brien from Montana. They lived in Montana until his death in 1983 when she moved back to Ritzville to be near her family. She is survived by her two brothers: Ronald Grams and Wilmer (Sandy) Grams and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday April 21 from 12 Noon to 5 PM at the funeral home. Graveside services will be Friday April 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, with Pastor Judith Rinehart-Nelson officiating. DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY-RITZVILLE is entrusted with arrangements.



Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her brothers Frank, Otto, Louis, and Joe, sister Anne, and sons-in-law Kim Davis and Cliff Payne.



Michael Carey Mulalley

Beloved father, brother,, grandfather, great-grand- father and uncle passed away suddenly at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born to Clayton and Nellie Mulalley in Genesee, ID., His beloved wife Joye Ann, Mulalley, whom he married in December 1958 preceded him in death on January 8, 1981. He is survived by his daughters Tammy (Edward) Sauve, Guilford, VT, Linda (Doug) Tejeda, Penny Mulalley, Puyallup; son Michael (Amy) Mulalley Jr., Ephrata; sisters Elaine (Howard) Campbell, Spokane, Betty Ann McCormick, Spokane, Jeanette "Peachy" Roberts, Amarillo, TX, Mary (Bill) Elgea, Blaine, WA, Kathy (Wesley) Oller, Moscow, ID; brothers Ronald (Karen) Mulalley,Wallace, ID, Gerald (Bonnie) Mulalley, Lewiston, ID; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was also loved by 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. For many years he was involved in wheelchair basketball and square dancing, he also was heavily involved in helping the handicapped and, . He was an inspiration not only to handicapped folks but also to many people whose hearts he touched, due to his love for life his disability never got in his way. He went to college, had a successful career and a beautiful family. He was a legend in his own time, loved deeply by family and friends. Though his memory will always be with us he will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 23rd at Sunset Chapel, 5200 W. Wellesley. Please join us afterwards for a potluck as we celebrate his life, the location of the potluck will be announced at the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Washington, 220 W. Mercer St., Ste 120W, Seattle, WA 98119.



Michael Ray Sander

Michael Ray Sander, 59, of Everett passed away April 15, 2011., He was born April 27, 1951 in Devil's Lake, ND, the son of Manvil and Faye (Sholey) Sander and lived in Edmore, ND until he was a teenager. He then moved to Seattle, WA where he graduated from West Seattle High School. Michael served our country in the, as a helicopter mechanic. He was discharged after 6 years of service. He then started his 27 year seven month career at Boeing Aircraft Co. as a manufacturing engineer, at that time he started his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)., Michael is survived by his brothers, Scott (Debbi) Sander, Roger (Harriet) Dick and his step-sons, Dru (Chris) Ellis of Auburn, WA and Rick Ellis of Everett; four grandchcildren, James Ellis of Monroe, WA, Amber Ellis, Dru Ellis Jr. and McKenzie Ellis, all of Auburn, WA; one great-grandchild, Wahneeta of Omak, WA; nephew, Tyler; and niece, Sarah Ann., Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Chick; his parents, Faye and Manvil; sister, Penny; stepson, Darin; niece, Michell; and nephew, Kenneth., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Ave., Everett. Michael will be laid to rest next to "Chick, the love of his life" at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory.



Milden (Milt) L. Fischer

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Nov. 22, 1936 - April 14, 2011Born in Long Lake, SD to John and Mary Fischer. Loving husband to Sandra of 30 years, father to Doug, Mark and Eric, special grandfather to Tiffany and Christina, brother to Gearldine and uncle to John



Monrad O. Farstad

Monrad O. FARSTAD Monrad O. Farstad passed away Sunday April 10, 2011 at the age of 95. Monrad was born in Alesund, Norway September 20th, 1915. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Solveig, and his son Svein. Monrad served in the Royal Norwegian Air Force during D-Day and the invasion of Europe. Following the war he immigrated to the United States and was a commercial fisherman until his retirement at the age of 80. He is survived by two son's Karl and Don, in addition to 7 grand children and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle WA at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd of April. Viewing will be available on Friday the 22nd. Remembrances can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project



Nell Sell

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Nell Sell, surrounded by her family, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Born in Erick, OK, Nell and her family, the Hesters, later moved to southern California, where Orva Nell Hester and Cliff Sell met, married and started their own family of four children.



Norma (Ellingson) Bartleson

7/7/1914 to 4/16/2011 Visitation will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Thursday, April 21st from 3-5 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Central Lutheran Church on Friday, April 22nd at 11:00 am followed by a reception at the church. Committal with military honors to follow at Greenacres Cemetery. View full obituary and share memories with the family at



Norman John Shaff

Norman John Shaff Norman John Shaff, born March 30, 1945, Tacoma, passed away April 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, and his brother, Jerald. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Shaff of Everett. John graduated from Wilson High School and Bates Vocational School, Tacoma. Memorial donations may be made to



Norman Weathers

WEATHERS, Norman, Come join us to celebrate Norman Weather's life, Saturday, April 23, 2011, 1:00 at his home. Norm passed away Saturday, April 16th, 2011. He is survived by his seven children, their spouses: Raymond, Roseanna,, Rhonda, Rick (Jackie), Don (Rachel), Le'Donna, and Kelly (Randy); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his five siblings, many close family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Margaret "Peggy" Weathers, his parents Forest and Anita Weathers and his brother, Keith Weather.



OBITUARY: Michael Carey Mulalley

Thursday, April 21, 2011 2:00 AM 

Michael Mulalley, beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, passed away suddenly at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was born to Clayton and Nellie Mulalley in Genesee, Idaho. His beloved wife, Joye Ann Mulalley, whom he married in December 1958 preceded him in death Jan. 8, 1981.He is survived by his daughters, Tammy (Edward) Sauve, Guilford, Vt., [...]



Opal Irene Sipes

Opal Irene SIPES Opal was born on May 13, 1926in Stella, Nebraska and passed away on April 15, 2011 in Seattle, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, of 49 years. She is survived by her children, Bill Sipes, Rena Seymour, Norman Sipes, Debra Sipes and James Sipes. Funeral service Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA. Viewing Friday, April 22nd from 12 PM to 8 PM.



Patricia A. "Pat" Conley

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:00 PM 

Patricia A. "Pat" Conley, 70 years of age and a resident of Federal Way, WA for the past 41 years, died on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. She was born on March 23, 1941, in Wenatchee, WA to Nyle Leonard and Claudia L. (Caillier) Hyde.



Paula B. Miceli

Paula B. MICELI Paula Miceli passed away on March 31st, 2011, at age 93. She is survived by her daughter, Loraine Chandler and husband, Martin; her son, Ron Miceli and wife, Valerie; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. There will be a private family memorial service.




Robert Dares, a long time resident of Anacortes and Alaska, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Highline Specialty Care Center in Tukwila, WA. He was born on October 25, 1928 in Minnesota., Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will be published at a later date in the Skagit Valley Herald and the Anacortes American., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.




Robert Dean Sell, 76, of La Conner, Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2011, and will be greatly missed., He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Robert was born in Columbus, Nebraska on September 2, 1934, the son of Carl and Madeline (Harsh) Sell., At the age of 14 Robert moved to California. At the age of 26, he started his career with GTE Directory Corporation where he was a Division Sales Manager for 32 years., Robert loved his family, friends, golfing, fishing, horses, and living life to the fullest., He became a member of the Church of Christ in Burlington in 2010., Robert is survived by his wife, Wanda M. Sell; children, Robert Sell, Jr., Angela Young, Alicia Sell, and Cynthia Sell; five grandchildren, Matthew Sisserson, Timothy Arwood, Ashley Russell, Jacobe Sell and Kaelin Sell; and one great-granddaughter due in September., A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes, Washington. Private family interment will be held at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Association., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Robert, please sign the online guest register at




Russell M. Waite passed away peacefully April 16, 2011 in Sedro-Woolley., He was born June 9, 1950 in Burlington to Raymond and Beverly Waite., He was a lifelong Skagit Valley resident and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School where he made many friends, he kept in contact with over the years., For the past ten years he worked at Wal-Mart in Mount Vernon, first in the sporting goods department, and then moving to door greeter, where he had the chance to help, and chat, with many different people. Prior to working at Wal-Mart he was employed by Riverside Lanes in Mount Vernon for thirteen years, where he had opportunity to do what he loved most in life, bowl., He is survived by his mother, Beverly; son Shadrick and wife Sarah; granddaughter Miranda; daughter, Shawn Parris and husband Darrell; granddaughter, Kelsy Parris; great granddaughter, Chaywinn Parris; longtime companion, Karen Wilson; her daughter, Becky, and grandchildren, Andrew, Wyatt, and Hannah., He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Waite; and brother, Timothy Waite., We would like to thank Drs. Pforte and assistant Holly, Jafari, and Wakelin. A very special thank you to the staff at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley, Sedro-Woolley, your understanding and kindness was very appreciated during this difficult time., A celebration of life will take place at The Lodge next to Post Office in Clear Lake on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., food will be provided., Arrangements are under the direction of Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington.



Richard Peter Cardew

Richard Peter CARDEW Richard Peter Cardew, 91, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Phoenix, AZ. Richard married Lois Sondstrom before being deployed overseas, and proudly served in the Army while stationed in England, France and Germany during World War II. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. After the war Richard became a registered patent agent and later worked as an engineering representative for National Iron Company and its succeeding companies. He retired in 1982 and spent his final years in Washington and Arizona. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Eva; wife Lois; eldest son Ricky, sisters Bernice (Huttner-Allen) and Lois (Orr); and brother Clarence. He is survived by his children, Jerry, Nancy (Ashland), Tom, Carol (Uraine), and David, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He taught us the importance ofour families and how to appreciate and respect the outdoors while fishing and hunting. His legacy will continue as we pass down his many stories of growing up in Ely, hardships during the Depression,his military service, and his experiences in the great outdoors. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 25, at Valley View Bible Church, 4222 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ.



Robert W. Macri

MACRI, Robert, William, (Age 85), Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather went home to be with his Lord Jesus on April 16, 2011 from age-related complications after years of loving care by his wife,, Rachel Lopez Macri. Bob was a talented musician, photographer, and artist who chose traditional employment in order to support a total of five children. Bob was born in Kellogg, Idaho on September 2, 1925 To Frank and Ermina Macri, immigrants from Italy. He was the youngest of seven children and is survived by his older brother, John, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He attended Kellogg High School where he was an athlete and a trumpet player, and leader of a local band, the "Macri's Music Makers." He graduated early in order to enlist in the, in 1942. Upon discharge, he attended Gonzaga University. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rachel; his daughters Barbara Macri-Glock (Jim), Kelli Honan, and Denese Macri-Martin (Mike); son Robert II; and six grandchildren; Sabrina Brady, Shyloh Macri, Makayla Martin, Shayden Macri, Tanner Macri, and Rico Martin. He outlived his beloved daughter, Toni Macri and siblings Salvatore Macri, Joe Macri, Betty Slocum, Rose Sciuchetti, and Mary Segarini., A family ceremony will be held at Heritage Chapel on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm with interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace., In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice of Spokane is appreciated.



Ronald Lewis MOORE

Ronald Lewis MOORE Ron, 72, passed away April 12, 2011. He was employed by Continental Airlines and Aviation West atSeaTac International. In the 1980's, he coached South West Little League. Survived by wife Beverly, son Todd Moore (Theresa) and daughter Tami Moore. A Celebration of Ron's life is Saturday, April 23, 2-6pm, Wayne's World Tavern, 1832 S 120th St., Burien (206-433-8658). Remembrances to WC Food Bank, Southwest Little League or See full obituary & share your memories of Ron at



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.



Roy W. Manteuffel

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S. Hunter Eng

S. Hunter ENG Hunter passed on at age 61. He was born in Hudson, NY in February 1950 to Fred and Ruth Eng. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Peter and Fred Jr., and sister Laura. He graduated from Thomas More School in New Hampshire, and attended the University of Washington, where he earned his BS degree in Construction Engineering. He also earned a MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. For Hunter, skiing was not just a hobby; it was a religion.He moved from New York to Washington in 1971, because "The best skiers are all from Crystal Mountain." He worked as a professional ski patroller at his beloved Crystal Mountain and was an original member of the infamous Sunnyside Sliders. Recently he was inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as one of the pioneers of freestyle skiing. He heroically fought liver cancer for two years, never letting it slow him down. His favorite saying was,"If I didn't know I had cancer, I wouldn't know I had cancer!" Hunter was always the fastest one down the mountain, and once again he beat us all, this time to his final resting place. Ski in peace. A loving husband and father, Hunter is survived by his wife of 36 years, Chris, daughters Laura, Elissa and Wylie, and brothers Michael and Tony. A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held Saturday April 23rd at 2:30 pm at the Mercer Island Beach Club, 8326 Avalon Drive, Mercer Island, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance directed to Dr. Edward H. Lin ( cfm) or Swedish Medical Center Foundation directed to Dr. Vivek K. Mehta ( 16).



Samuel R. Nishitani

Samuel R. NISHITANI Samuel R. Nishitani, 87, died of natural causes Tuesday April 12, 2011, in Billings Montana. He was born in Seattle WA, January 22, 1924 to Kelly H. Nishitani and Pearl Du Bry and lived in the Seattle area until 2007 when he moved to Billings to be near his daughter. Sam married his high school sweetheart Edna MacLean on September 27, 1945. He was the third generation greenhouse-man to manage the family business founded in 1912, Oriental Gardens in the Lake City area of Seattle. He also was a boiler engineer for the old Public Health Hospital until his retirement. He loved to hunt and fish and was active in the Seattle Rifle and Pistol Association until his health began to decline. Sam was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Edna and his brother James. Family remaining includes his two daughters: Ellen (John) Simons and Joan Anderson, grandchildren Sam, John, Angela and Lisa Simons; sisters-in-law Louisa Nishitani and Jessie Thomson, several Aunts, an Uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 10:00 am at Acacia Funeral Home in Seattle WA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of your choice.



Sherri Marie (Lockner) Fritz

Sherri Marie (Lockner) FRITZ April 21, 1974 ~ April 19, 2004 Sherri, we love and miss you today as much as the day you left us seven years ago. You will be in our hearts forever! Love Always, Mom and Dad



Stanley B. Drader

DRADER, Stanley B., Of Mead, WA passed away April 13, 2011 following a brief illness. Stan was a, Veteran and served fourteen years in the Navy as a welder. he enjoyed country western music and loved to dance. One of his greatest pleasures was riding his horses on the farm and in the Hillyard parade. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, practical jokes, and his love for children, many of which called him Pa Pa., Stan is survived by his wife of 32 years Bonnie, son Scott Drader, stepson Chriss George, sister Beaulah Crawford, and grandchildren Tasha and Chella Drader., He was preceded in death by his son Steve Drader, parents Redford and Susie Drader, and nine brothers and two sisters., A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane followed by a reception at the Lariat Inn, Mead.



Stella Rose (Cade) Matheson

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Stella R. Matheson passed away on April 18, 2011. She was born in Dryden, WA on October 6, 1913, to Lawrence and Ethel (McClimans) Cade. She was the sixth of seven siblings and the last surviving family member. She graduated from Dryden High School in 1931. She later attended Wenatchee Business College.



Tevyn Lin Van Houten

A resident of Spokane died Saturday April 16, 2011. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, ID to Linda G. and Thomas A. Van Houten. He attended schools in Green Acres and was graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 2002. He married his sweetheart, Lori Nelson, in Coeur d'Alene, ID in 2006. A skilled craftsman, Tevyn was employed at Metal Rollforming Systems, Inc. of Spokane as a machinist. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed home renovations, gardening, woodworking, hunting, fishing, motor sports and walking his two dogs Marcy and Ashley. He was a devoted husband, son, brother, grandson and friend to many. Survivors include his loving wife and best friend Lori Van Houten of Spokane; parents Linda and Arne Swanson of Bellevue, WA and Thomas A. Van Houten of Boise, Idaho; brothers Troy (Kelli) Van Houten of Boise, ID, Taylor (Katie) Van Houten of Layton, UT, Taryn (Heather) Van Houten of Spokane Valley and James "Wade" (Heidi) Erickson of Mountlake Terrace, WA; grandmothers Mrs. (James) Grace Dirk of Hayden Lake, ID and Mrs. Jerrie Van Houten of Boise, ID; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert C. Van Houten and Larry R. Broadbent. Friends are invited to a time of visitation Thursday, April 21 from 4 to 8 pm and to Funeral Services Friday, April 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm both at the Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 West Wellesley Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205. Interment will follow at Forest Cemetery Riverview Annex in Coeur d'Alene, ID with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Cat Tales Zoological Park, 17020 N. Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA 99021-9539



Theodore "Ted" Larson

Theodore "Ted" LARSON Ted was born on August 3, 1933 and peacefully passed away on April 11, 2011 after a long illness. Services will be on Tues. April 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery. For more info go to:



Valerie Y. Murdock

Valerie Y. Murdock passed away on April 10, 2011., A Memorial Service will be held April 22, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street Kent, WA 98042. 



Verna King Meredith

MEREDITH, Verna King, (Wadsworth), Left the bounds of her earthly home on the arm of her Lord to her Heavenly Reward to meet with her loved ones who preceded her, the morning of April 19, 2011., Verna was born June 7, 1919 in Golden Valley, North Dakota, the third child of Ida King and Charles "Bert" Wadsworth. Her family moved to Garfield, Washington in 1927 and then to the Moctelme Valley, south of Plummer in 1930. She graduated from Plummer High School in 1938, one of a class of 13 and she was proud to say she had a grade average of 90., Verna married Ardell W. "Murph" Meredith on September 22, 1939. These lifelong sweethearts loved, lived and worked hard together for 60 years until Murph died January 1, 2000. During their marriage they raised four children: Lynn Brewer, Coeur d'Alene, Steve (Laurie) Meredith, Dalton Gardens, Carol (Lonny) Bowmer, Plummer, Rose Ann (Jim) Grim, Liberty Lake; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Colleen Carmichael, Bismarck, North Dakota; numerous nephews and nieces, all of whom will miss her love, infectious smile, kindness and quiet ways. Verna was a homemaker all of her life; she loved her family, to read, family get-togethers, to go for walks, to listen to the birds sing., The family extends our most heartfelt thanks to all the loving and caring caregivers and administrators at Coeur d'Alene Homes and Hospice of North Idaho. We request that any contributions or memorials be made to Coeur d'Alene Homes or Hospice of North Idaho. At her request no services will be held. Inurnment will be held at the Latah Cemetery in Latah, Washington at a later date. Please visit Verna's memorial and sign her online guest book at, YATES FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.



Virgil Edwin Jones

In loving memory of Virgil Edwin Jones, who passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the age of 79 years at his Clayton residence. He was born on August 15, 1931, at Sheridan, Wyoming, and has been a Clayton resident since 1942. Virgil served his country during the, as a Medic in the United States Army. After serving in the military, he was employed at Deer Park Pine Industries. Upon its closure in the early 1970's, Virgil worked for the Spokane County Road Dept. until retiring. Throughout the years, Virgil enjoyed working on his farm. He and his wife, Darleen, raised Hereford beef cattle and grew various crops. There are many good memories of Dad enjoying his cattle and raising hay. Our father was a man of his word. This unwaivering commitment he bestowed on his family in love and security. In Dad's last years, our Lord Jesus gave us the strength to give back to Dad that same love and security he had always given to us. We will never forget hearing Dad play his guitar and singing his favorite gospel hymns. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Darleen, at the home in Clayton, WA; sons Calvin Jones and wife Starla of Goldendale, WA; Arlin Jones and wife Pamela of Clayton, WA; and daughter Gail Minden and husband Edward of Bonners Ferry, ID; brother Roscoe Jones and wife Karen of Spokane, WA; sisters Louise Heickson and husband Joseph of Loon Lake, WA; Kathleen McAter and Jean Tempro of Spokane, WA; Ila Dean Matthews of Athol, ID; and Irene Abbey of Huson, MT. Virgil enjoyed six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services honoring Virgil will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Deer Park at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Pastor Rick McCombs officiating. Interment will be in Zion Hill/Trysil Cemetery, Clayton, WA.



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Wilbur Wegter

Wilbur went to his eternal home on April 18, 2011, in Spokane, WA. He was born in Boyden, IA on June 4, 1922, to Gerrit and Nellie Wegter. He was a long- time resident of Deer Park, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Hazel; his parents; his sisters, Fannie and Johanna and his brothers, Egbert and Peter. He is survived by his brother, Gerald; sister, Esther; daughter, Sandra Roberts; two grandsons, Brian and Craig; three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Michael and Jared and numerous nieces and nephews. He served his country during, in the, . After the war, he worked on his farm in Iowa for 12 years. Later, he worked in Spokane at Kaiser (Trentwood), and for many years at Holy Family Hospital where he retired in 1987. He enjoyed tending his 40-acre farm near Deer Park before and during his retirement. His bright smile and generous heart will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Donations in memory of Wilbur may be made to the, , Inland Northwest Chapter.



Winfried W. OHM M.D.

Winfried W. OHM, M.D. Winfried W. Ohm, M.D., passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011. He is survived by his wife Maria, daughters Ruth and Ute, and grandchildren Dominic, Isabella and Gavin. His funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 18033 15th Place N.E., Shoreline 98155. A luncheon in the church will follow the funeral.

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