Friday, April 22, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/22/2011


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

Audrey Knutsen, of Bellingham, WA, passed away Wed., April 20, 2011. She was born in Belfast, Ireland on December 2, 1926. Audrey was a special education teacher for many years with the Bellingham School District. She is survived by her 4 children, Bryan and Tanna Knutsen, Dale and Susan Knutsen, Mary Thomason, and Lynn Knutsen and Elizabeth Goplerud; numerous grand and great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Shirley Friesen and Beverly and Philip Lane. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Special Olympics. A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 25th at Bayview Cemetery. You may share your thoughts and memories of Audrey in the online memorial guest book at




Bessie L. Jacklin was born on September 30, 1934 in Alamosa, Colorado to Claude Preston and Hazel Olive (Phelps) Covey., She entered into rest on April 19, 2011 with her loving family at her side in Monroe., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, PO Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 where friends may send cards of condolence.



Bessie Lou Jacklin

Bessie L. Jacklin was born September 30, 1934 in Alamosa, CO to Claude Preston and Hazel Olive (Phelps) Covey., She entered into rest April 19, 2011 with her loving family at her side in Monroe., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, where friends may send cards of condolence.



Bosco Reopelle

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Brenda K. Pahmeier

Brenda K. PAHMEIER 1/24/1959 ~ 4/12/2011 Brenda died suddenly at age 52 following emergency brain surgery. Brenda was born in St. Louis MO, the second daughter of Robert and Barbara Pahmeier. She grew to be a vibrant, intellectually curious child, one who was a friend to many and a joy to know. She graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1977 and the University of Missouri, St. Louis, in 1983. Brenda married Bradford Hembree, also a 1977 Webster Groves High School graduate, in 1983. They moved to Seattle where Brenda completed her Juris Doctorate at the University of Washington. Brenda was a passionate attorney, devoted to her work, but also a breath of fresh air in every office in which she worked. Her sense of humor, often laced with irony and sharp wit, delighted her friends and coworkers. Brenda will be most fondly remembered as a wonderful mother. Her sons, Carson and Luke, will always remember their mother as someone whose support was a constant in an often uncertain world, someone whose love will live on in their hearts. Brenda is survived by her husband Brad and sons Carson and Luke, her parents, Robert and Barbara Pahmeier, sister Carol Pahmeier and family, and sister Gailmarie Pahmeier and her husband Don Berinati. The family is planning an open house memorial gathering on 4/30 at the Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle from 3-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please call someone you love.



Bridgette K. Simpson

We love you! We think about you often and miss your sweet silly little giggle. You will always be in our hearts., Have a Happy Birthday! 



Brock Byrne Wilson

Thursday, April 21, 2011 2:00 PM

A Memorial Service celebrating Brock's life of adventure will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wenatchee on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: The Spirit of Wenatchee, 1 Pangborn Drive, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.




March 24, 1948 ~ April 17, 2011, Colleen M. Lemmon was born on March 24, 1948 in Seattle, to Jack & Charlene (Smith) Lemmon., She entered into rest on April 17, 2011 with her loving family by her side in Sedro-Woolley., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, where friends may send cards of condolence.



Calvin Henry Christoph

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Christopher Michael Smith

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Clifford R. OLASON

Clifford R. OLASON January 24, 1944 ~ April 14, 2011 Cliff passed suddenly while visiting Happy Valley, California. Survived by wife/soul mate of 45 yrs Peggy, daughter Melissa (Lance) grandsons Blake and Troy, brothers Jim (Jan) and Michael (James) sister Theresa (Daniel) and mother Irene. Services Sat April 23, 2011 5:00p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St. Seattle.



Clifford R. Olason

Cliff passed suddenly while visiting Happy Valley, California., He is survived by wife and soul mate of 45 years, Peggy; daughter, Melissa (Lance); grandsons, Blake and Troy; brothers, Michael (James) and Jim (Jan); sister, Theresa (Daniel); and mother, Irene., Services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St., Seattle, 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.



David Lavoy Dameron

David Lavoy Dameron, 49, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2011 at his home in La Center, WA. He was born in Burbank, CA in 1961 and grew up in Southern California. He moved to Battle Ground, WA in 1990 where he lived with his wife and three daughters for over 20 years., David was active in his church and enjoyed spending time with his family. His other interests included fishing and basketball., He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carole; daughters, Jamie, Lauren, and Kiersten Dameron; parents, Jake and Carol Dameron; sisters, Charlotte Collins (Doug), and Kimberly Komisar (Bob); nieces, nephews, and other family., A memorial service will be held on Sat., April 23, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Northcrest Community Church in Vancouver, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Royal Ridges Retreat, P.O. Box 3010, Battle Ground, WA 98604 or Vancouver Christian High School, P.O. Box 87625, Vancouver, WA 98687., Please sign David's guest book at:



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



Diana Downs

The family of Diana Downs celebrates the legacy of her life and the union with her Savior, Jesus Christ. The family is saddened by our loss, but rejoices that she truly is in paradise with her Savior where she longed to be after a long battle with cancer. As she often said, "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phil. 1:21), Diana retired from Pacific Northwest Bell. Through the years she volunteered at her church, East Farms Elementary, and the Koinonia House. She loved being involved with BSF, her Bible study at North Country Chapel and her Home Bible study group., Diana treasured her family and friends. She leaves behind her two children, stepson, and their spouses: Joni and Greg Walters, Brad and Theresa Downs, and Chris and Heather Downs. She also leaves behind her precious grandchildren: Ryan Walters, Benjamin Walters, Christopher Walters, Michael Downs, Brianna Downs, and Zachary Downs., They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the King. This is the inheritance that Mom has given her children. That we may also live life eternally through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she has shared this with her family, as well as all others that she came into contact with. Her actions and deeds spoke louder than words as she loves with the Love of Christ!, May you join us in the Celebration of her life, and hear the many stories of her life filled with love and compassion. A Memorial Service will be at 4:00 on Saturday, April 23rd at Liberty Lake Church, 704 S. Garry Rd, Liberty Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Cancer Care Center.



Diane Carol (Baxter) Selia

Diane Carol Selia (Baxter), loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend was born November 17, 1952 in Everett, WA and went home to Heaven on April 10, 2011 following a short, courageous battle with cancer., Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marysville, WA on April 30, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. followed by an open house Celebration of Life from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Baxter Senior Center., In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the Providence Cancer Partnership., For more information, please send an email to



Donald DeWitt Ballentine

Donald DeWitt BALLENTINE Donald DeWitt Ballentine was born on Aug. 2, 1933 in Baldwin, CA. He passed away at OHSU on April 7, 2011. Don was raised in Seattle and graduated West Seattle High School. He worked in the woods until he joined the Seattle Fire Dept. in 1959, then worked as a firefighter until 1970. Don worked as a paramedic for SFD until his retirement in 1988. He married his beloved wife, Betty, on Feb. 6, 1987. In 1995, Don and Betty moved to Oregon. From 1988 until 2010, Don and Betty spent every winter in Baja California Sur, Mexico where they had his vacation home. Don is survived by his wife, Betty, of Salem, OR; his daughters, Donna Tremain, Patty Dahl, Pauline Aehle and Christine Farley; 6 step-children, 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and brother Richard Ballentine. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and his son Danny Ballentine. A memorial was held at the Edmonds Conference Center in Edmonds, WA. Donations may be made to the Medic I Foundation. Arrangements by Autumn Funerals Cremation & Burial.



Dorothy M. Franklin

Dorothy M. FRANKLIN Dorothy M. Franklin passed away on April 16, 2011. If the where a bouts of her daughter Michelle Lee Franklin are known please contact Yahn & Son Funeral Home 253-833-8877.




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.



Edward George Gates

Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Edward George Gates was born in Soap Lake, WA on February 12, 1950. He passed away in Yakima, WA on April 17, 2011. He was 61 years old. Ed worked as a Food Processing Supervisor



Edward Ray Olson

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Florence B. Mathieson

Florence B MATHIESON Born in Calloway, Minnesota on October 30, 1908. Renton resident for 60 years. Maple Valley resident for two years. Preceded in death by her husband Robert B Mathieson and a stepson Robert B Mathieson Jr.; and 13 brothers and sisters. Survived by Granddaughter Julia Pinnell of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. Services April 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home in Renton.




March 17, 1944 ~ April 16, 2011, Glenda G. Bigley was born on March 17, 1944 in Seattle, to Morton and Chelsie (Moen) Weinrick., She entered into rest on April 16, 2011 with her loving family by her side in Anacortes., She will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, where friends may send cards of condolence.



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.



Glenda Gail Bigley

Glenda G. Bigley was born on March 17, 1944 in Seattle, WA to Morton and Chelsie (Moen) Weinrick. She entered into rest on April 16, 2011 with her loving family by her side in Anacortes, WA., She will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Service, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273., Friends may send cards of condolence to Affordable Burial & Cremation Service, LLC.




Hattie Angeline Hillier, age 81, of Burlington passed away in her home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011., Hattie was born on March 15, 1930 in Gunnison, CO to Reynolds and Valley (Beard) Whitt, the 16th of 17 children., She moved to Washington State in 1942 and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1948., She married Dwight Hillier of Aberdeen, WA on Sunday November 28, 1948 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, and they moved to Pullman, WA where Dwight was attending Washington State College, now Washington State University., After the birth of their first daughter, Linda Irene, and Dwight's completion of his college degree in 1950 they moved to the Skagit Valley. Hattie and Dwight built their first home together in 1951, where they welcomed their eldest son, Robert Dwight. Two additional children, Sharon Louise and Douglas Alfred were born in 1954 and 1956. Hattie treated motherhood as her life's work and devoted herself to her family and church during her entire life. Hattie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burlington for over 60 years., At the age of 36, Hattie decided to pursue a career in nursing and she became a licensed practical nurse in 1967. After her early experiences in helping others deal with their health issues, Hattie realized that nursing was her vocational calling. She returned to Skagit Valley College to earn her degree as a registered nurse in 1973 and eventually completed advanced training in stroke and oncology nursing at the, . Hattie worked tirelessly as a patient advocate for people receiving care and treated each person under her care as an extended member of her family., Hattie is survived by her four children, Linda VanderPloeg (Bob) and Robert, Sharon (Butch Moncla) and Doug (Carolyn) Hillier as well as 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, John Whitt; sister, Willie June; and longtime friend and caregiver, Barbara Buchanan., She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight in 2003; and by her son-in-law Ronald Grotzke in 1988; and her daughter-in-law, Cheri Hillier in 2008., Funeral services will be held at Kern Funeral Home on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Bow Cemetery., Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 831 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA 98233 or the Northwest Organization for Animal Help, PO Box #1603, Stanwood, WA 98292., You may share your memories of Hattie, and sign her online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.




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Harold Daniel Goodkind

Harold Daniel Goodkind, born in Chicago, IL on October 9, 1922, was called home to be with his Savior on April 20, 2011 at 4:35 a.m. He left this world while in the arms of his beloved wife Claire and surrounded by loved ones., He was best known for sharing his adventurous stories of travels in Alaska while acting as a Sales Representative. He was loved by all for his friendly and optimistic outlook and sense of humor. He was especially proud of his most recent and celebrated accomplishment of 65 years of marriage. Harold was also a, veteran, a member of the Senior Crime Watch Program, an active church Elder and an extraordinarily charming storybook reader for children., Harold is survived by his wife, Claire Goodkind; his children, Ben and wife Dee, Judy and husband Don, Sandi and husband Paul, Janet and husband Russell, and Elaina and husband Daniel; as well as grandchildren, Heather and husband Christopher, Justin and wife Nicole, Naomi, Grant, Kyle, Brittany, Stephanie and Jeremy; and one great-grandchild, Zoey Jewel., He was a loving husband, our caring father, adoring grandfather and great-grandfather. We will miss you and love you forever., His funeral service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.



Hazel (Muncy) Dillard Kiechel Conyers

Thursday, April 21, 2011 2:00 PM 

Hazel Ruth Muncy was born to Mamie (Whittaker) Muncy and Henry Muncy Sr. on October 16, 1936, at Melbourne, AR. She passed away on April 9, 2011. She was the middle child of nine and grew up surrounded by love, lots of sibling competition and so many friends.



Helen Joy Bower

Helen Joy BOWER Helen passed away with her family by her side on April 9, 2011, at her home in Redmond, after a courageous several year battle with breast cancer. Helen was born in Seattle, on November 4, 1944, to Frank & Eleanor Stipek and was the youngest of twelve children. She graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Washington. Helen recently retired from the Northshore School District as a special education teacher and later worked in administration as a special education coordinator, where she provided autism training to other teachers. Helen's passion was helping and working with children with autism and special needs. Helen is survived by her husband of 43 years Rod, daughters Anne and Ashley, son in law Dave Raulston and her granddaughter Alessandra. A celebration of Helen's life will be held on May 13, 2011 @ 1:00 PM at the Hollywood Schoolhouse 14810 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, Wa 98072. In lieu of flowers please make any remembrances to the Susan G Komen breast cancer fund or a charity of your choice. Helen will be greatly missed by all of us.



Helen Starr Nelson

Helen Starr NELSON Helen Starr Nelson passed away on April 19, 2011 in Edmonds, WA. Born in Tracy, MN in 1924 to Merrill and Lurene Starr, she met the love of her life, Alton M. Nelson, while they attended Carlton College in Northfield, MN. They got married in 1945 as soon as Al returned from the war and thereafter moved to Seattle so Al could attend dental school at the UW. Seattle became their home for the next 63 years. For many years Helen managed her husband's dental practice and was also his dental assistant. She participated in the Seattle Milk Fund, played bridge with many friends, pursued her family's genealogy, raised their four children and enjoyed every minute of her life alongside her husband of 65 years. Helen was known for her sewing and counted cross-stitch projects, as well as the many letters written to family and friends over the years just to stay in touch. She has been deeply loved by all, and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Peterson, and sister, Margaret McLeod, and is survived by her husband Al, her three sons, Randy (Martha), Brian (Miki) and Philip (Debbie), nine grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren, as well as her brother, John (Nancy) Starr. A private graveside service will be held, followed by a memorial service for family and friends. The family wishes to acknowledge the kind and loving care that Helen received from the entire staff at Rosewood Courte during her final years.



Howard Neil Higbee

Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Bunker's Garden ChapelMESA, AZ - Howard Neil Higbee, 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, passed away April 18, 2011, in Mesa, Arizona. He proudly served 3 years active duty in the US Marine Corps during t




John Lee Spencer, age 61 of Burlington, WA passed away on April 18, 2011, he was the son of Ben and Gloria Spencer born 6/02/1949. John passed away suddenly at home from a heart attack., John loved spending time hunting and fishing. He was a great auto mechanic and could always be found tinkering with someone's vehicle. He had a great sense of humor and a generous heart., He is survived by his life partner and best friend of 32 years, Donna Spencer; Brothers, Bob Spencer and Tom Spencer; sister Lynn-Dee Watkins; children, Johnny Spencer, Machel Chapin, Shelly Hayes and Gloria Aitken; stepchildren Sherrie Ludwig, Connie Lefler (Dennis Stafford), Tammy (Anthony) Sanders and numerous grandchildren., There will be no funeral services at John's request. A Celebration of Life potluck will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane, Burlington, WA 98233.



Jeffrey Stephen Lewis

Jeffrey Stephen Lewis of Marysville, WA, passed away on April 9, 2011., A celebration of Jeff's life will be held at the, , 2711 Oakes Avenue in Everett from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the service for his children.



Jesse Alfred Christopher Ewing III

Jesse Alfred Christopher Ewing III, beloved son of Jesse Ewing and stepson of Dorothy Ewing, passed away on April 15, 2011., Born in Chester, PA on September 15, 1955, Jesse is survived by his father, Jesse Alfred Ewing II; his stepmother, Dorothy Ewing; his wife, Kim Nielsen; his children, Melissa Edwards and Rebecca Ewing; step- children, Lindsay and Erich Schramm; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Logan, and Chance; the mother of his daughters, Kim Swanson; sisters, Donna, Carla, Lisa and LeAnne, and brother, Jimmy; along with many nieces and nephews., He was a devoted husband, a loving and amazing father, a great friend, and a supportive listener. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle nature, his determination, the enormous love he had for his children and grandbabies, and his contagious spirit that showed through in his radiant smile., He is now resting peacefully with his mother Dolores Ewing, Aunt Clara, PopPop, MomMom, Casey Jo Kennedy, and Courtney Brooke in Heaven., Memorial services will be held at Bethany Christian Assembly in Everett, WA on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Contributions in his honor may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charity:



Jimmy Dean Whitney

Jimmy was born in Torrence,California to Rowland and Sharon Whitney. He was the fourth of five children. He grew up surfing and having fun in Southern California. Jimmy loved life. He loved his family, and he loved the wonderful people he worked with. He was a hard worker, who took very good care of his family., Jimmy is survived by his wife, Heidi; five children; and three grandchildren., Jimmy was an avid bike rider, who enjoyed living his life with his friends and family close by. Work was also his great joy, he had many close friends and loved to be working hard, everyday., Please sign the Guest Book at



John Ellery Hanson

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Joseph B. Conyers Sr.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 2:00 PM

Joseph Barton Conyers Sr. passed away peacefully, at the age of 84, in Central Washington Hospital, on Thursday, March 31, 2011, after a brief illness. Joe was born in Guthrie, KY to Joseph Benton Conyers and Edna Lucille Conyers (nee Jones) on June 8, 1926.



Joseph Patrick Tierce

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Joyce Walls

WALLS, Joyce, Entered the Lord's Kingdom at the age of 68 after a long struggle with her illness. She passed away on April 18th, 2011 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA., She was born at Sacred Medical Center on February 19, 1943 to Peter and Bernice Polello. She grew-up in the vicinity of the Franklin Park neighborhood and used to play in the tree covered field where Holy Family Hospital now stands., Joyce had a strong sense of charity and believed in helping the poor. She would provide home cooked meals to the hungry, donate food and clothing to any person of need., She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her dearest friends, Patricia Bailey and Toots Robinson. One of her favorite activities that she greatly enjoyed was playing Bingo. She was considered to be in the "A League" of Bingo players because she was able play and keep track of so many cards at one time., Joyce is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Colleen Letsinger; daughter, Misty Keller; two grandchildren, Ashley and Justine; sister, Beverly Goode; bothers, Mike and Pete Polello all of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by her dear sister Patricia Keller who passed in 2005., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Hospice of Spokane or the Comfort Care Room Fund at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. A Private Service for Family and her closest Friends will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, April 22 at 1PM.



June Pauline Mosby

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Katherine Marie Foster BOYD June 25, 1913 ~ March 24, 2011 "Kay' or "Tootsie", as she was known by her many friends and family, passed away March 24, 2011 from natural causes at the Hearthstone Retirement Living Facility in Seattle, Washington. She was born to Nathan R. Foster and Mary Rowlands June 25, 1913 in Valier, MT. Katherine was raised in Seattle. She spent much of her adult life in Alaska visiting the natives in their village outposts. Much of her art work is devoted to these experiences. Tootsie was a lifetime member of the Alaska Yukon Pioneers of Seattle Club since 1978. She was also a contributor and supporter to the University of Alaska Fine Art Department and their Scholarship Program. Katherine was predeceased by her husband Richard "Bus" Boyd. She is survived by: Sister - Lucille M. Olson, Brother - Rowland N. Foster, Nephew Rick Olson and other Nephews and Nieces.



Kaitlin Pauline Basic

Kaitlin Pauline BASIC In Loving Memory September 5 1991 ~ April 22 2010 Sadly missed by her parents John & Donna; Grandmother; Brothers, Sisters; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins; and her many friends. You will forever remain in our hearts and minds.



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.



Kent Edward Morrill

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Kyle Andrew Nelson

"Cowboy" Kyle Nelson, 23, of Granite Falls and Lake Stevens, died April 13, 2011., A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at the old Granite Falls High School gym.



L. Joyce Menconi

L. Joyce MENCONI Loretta Joyce Menconi, born June 24, 1935 in Kamloops, British Columbia to Katherine and Richard Boswell joined her husband, Ralph Menconi in heaven Monday, April 18, 2011. Some highlights of her youth in Vernon, B.C., where her family had later moved, include being amongst the first girls in her high school to take an agricultural class, and then winning first prize for the chickens she raised as her class project. She also worked at the local Hudson Bay Department Store, where she was able to use her artistic skills in setting up store displays, and was active in the young people's group at the Baptist church. After graduating from high school she went on to nursing school in New Westminster, B.C. at the Royal Columbian Hospital. After graduating from nursing school Joyce and several other of the graduates decided to go to Seattle to look for work, which she soon found at Doctor's Hospital. It was at this time that she and one of her roommates were romanced by Ralph and one of his roommates living in the same apartment building, leading, before long, to two weddings. For 47 years, until Ralph's death, Joyce was a loving and supportive wife. She brought a social and adventurous nature to the relationship that went well with Ralph's fun-loving spirit. But she was also a sensible and skilled homemaker. They had a loving and warm relationship that grew and intensified over the years. Joyce was also a wise, attentive and loving mother to her three children. She and Ralph worked hard at being the best parents they could be and being in unison in their parenting. Together they provided a good foundationfor their three children, instilling such values as integrity, volunteerism and concern for others, faith in God and good moral judgment, responsibility, and commitment to each other as a family. Joyce was a patient teacher to her children, an approachable confidante, and, in many ways, a good example to them, including her ready willingness to ask forgiveness. Joyce was a faithful daughter, sister and in-law. After she moved away from Vernon, BC, she returned for regular visits to maintain those relationships and also build ties between her three children and her birth family. When her parents became ill, she and Ralph did what they could to help with their care. She also worked diligently to develop and maintain ties with her in-laws, whether nearby or otherwise. Joyce, having become a Christian as a teenager at a Baptist church over the years grew in her faith and love of the Lord. Her faith bore much fruit, such as her active involvement at church and in Bible studies; sharing of her faith, such as with youth at Juvenile Court when she worked there; development of a Christ-like character, and, support of mission work. Ministries she was involved in over the years include, co-managing with Ralph the bookstore at church, encouraging missionaries by means of correspondence both on her own and as part of her involvement with the Berean Bible Church Women's Missionary Fellowship, teaching health in an English-speaking Christian school in Vienna, and, together with Ralph, financial support of many ministries and missionaries. Joyce was also a faithful, caring and diligent friend. Once she befriended a person she maintained that friendship through regular correspondence and phone calls, shared activities, and travelling to visit friends. Over the years she touched many lives this way and endeared herself to many who were drawn to her kindness, selflessness and fun-loving spirit. She was also a skilled nurse who loved both the young people she worked with as well as her fellow workers. She tried to be a good example to the youth who came to her, and they found in her not just skilled nursing care but also wise counsel and sincere concern for their well-being. Other nurses also enjoyed working with her and the nursing friends she met at Juvenile Court, in particular, kept in touch long after she retired. Joyce had many diverse interests that intersected her many varied relationships. She loved to read and learn new things, including through Bible study. For her, travel was also an opportunity to learn and she enjoyed studying in advance about a place before travelling to it, and she traveled a lot over the years, including camping in a trailer with her growing children and Ralph to places like Yellowstone National Park, oversees trips to places like China and Europe, a cruise through the Panama Canal, and travelling with a trailer club after Ralph's retirement. She also dabbled in arts and crafts over the years, such as decoupage and bonsai. She, Ralph and her children all loved the outdoors as well, including hiking, huckle-berry picking, canoeing and trout fishing, for example. As if that weren't enough, she also shared with Ralph an enjoyment of the arts and theater. In short, Joyce Menconi had many Christ-like qualities and she touched many people throughout her life on this earth. She will be missed by her three children, Margo Lyn Menconi, Bruce Ralph Menconi, Richard Leonard Menconi, her two grandsons, Joshua Menconi and Ethan Menconi, and her sister, Alice Shaw, as well as a host of other friends and relations that is too great to number. While she will be missed sorely, her family rejoices in the knowledge that she has joined Ralph and her granddaughter, Sophia Vaskin, in heaven where there is no suffering nor pain, but endless joy and fellowship with her Lord. The Memorial Service to celebrate her life and commemorate her passing will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Berean Bible Church (2345 N. 18th Street, Shoreline, Washington 98133) at 2:00 p.m. Gifts in Joyce's memory may be made out to the Berean Bible Church.



Lawrence Raymond Goodwin

Lawrence Raymond GOODWIN Lawrence Raymond Goodwin, 61, died on April 15, 2011. Larry was born on October 20, 1949 in Renton. He graduated from Shorecrest High School in 1968 and served his country in Naval Air and the Coast Guard Reserve from 1970 -1976. Larry was the owner of Suquamish Auto Repair. He is survived by his wife: Debbie Goodwin of Suquamish, son: Kyle Goodwin, parents: Raymond Goodwin, Jack and Audrey Foster, brothers: Jack (Karleen) Goodwin, Jay (Birgit) Goodwin, Ray Jr. Goodwin, Ron (Laurie) Foster, A memorial service will be held at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook RD NE Poulsbo, WA 98370, Sunday May 1st, 2011 at 12pm. Memorial donations may be sent to Poulsbo NK Rotary, P.O. Box 1334, Poulsbo, WA 98370.



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,



Linda (Koyama) Okuma

Linda (Koyama) OKUMA Born Linda Kazumi Koyama on March 25, 1946, in Seattle. Died April 16, 2011, in Seattle. Survived by her husband Tony, brother Richard Koyama (wife Edna) of Portland, Ore.; brother Francis Koyama (wife Elaine) of Los Angeles; sister Tina Koyama (husband Greg Mullin) of Seattle; nephew and nieces Jason, Kristen and Alix Koyama. Preceded in death by her parents, George and Miyoko Koyama. An avid Mariners fan and lifelong Seattle resident, Linda graduated from Garfield High School in 1964.She and Tony Okuma (owner of 7th Avenue Auto Rebuild), her husband of nearly 40 years, shared a home in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. She was a devoted daughter who spent many hours visiting each of her parents during their stays at Seattle Keiro nursing home at the end of their lives. Linda will be missed for her gentle kindness and thoughtfulness. A memorial service will be held April 30 at 3:00 p.m., at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. Remembrances may be sent to Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple or Seattle Keiro.



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.




Dearest wife, mother, sister, Nana, auntie and friend, Mercedean Joyce (Olson) Bagley, 78, a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away on Tuesday, April 19th after a short illness. She was born September 12, 1932 in Oberlin, Kansas and moved with her family to Mount Vernon in 1943., She graduated Mount Vernon High School class of 1950., Merc worked for Dr. Ray Bradbury for several years and also as a bookkeeper for Miller's Department Store. In 1971 she went to work for the Mount Vernon School District Administration Office, until her retirement in 1994., In February 1954 she married William "Bill" H. Bagley. They had two sons, Jeff in 1955 and Jim in 1958, and made their home in Mount Vernon., She enjoyed camping, crafts and sewing. Merc was an excellent cook and loved to entertain. She and Bill especially loved to travel. They drove to Alaska on the Alaskan Highway when it was still gravel., She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and loved to sing in the choir. After retiring, Merc and Bill spent the winters in Southern California and Arizona., Merc is survived by her husband Bill; son Jim (Diane) Bagley and grandson Elliott of Stanwood; sister Marcelyene Olson of Mount Vernon and brother Walter "Butch" (Jeannie) Olson of Burlington; 8 nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jeff, sister Geraldine Lee, sister Annette Newcomer, and brother-in-law Clark Lee., A memorial service will be held Monday, April 25 at 2:00PM, Salem Lutheran Church, Mount Vernon. Memorials suggested to Salem Lutheran Church or charity of your choice., Please share your thoughts and sign the online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Martha May Galbraith Bentz

Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Martha May Galbraith Bentz, 88, of Yakima went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus while sleeping in the early morning of Sunday, April 17, 2011. Martha was born to Albert and Viola Galbra



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.



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Mary Glenna Condon

Mary Condon, age 76, passed away April 17, 2011, after a long struggle with illness., Mary was born July 24, 1934 in Kellogg, ID to Neils and Edith Rasmussen. Mary had one older brother, Robert Rasmussen. She was raised in Everett until she was married and returned to Everett in 1972. Mary was married in 1951 to Frank Wilkinson who was a military man which gave Mary the opportunity to travel the world with her family. In fact, one of Mary's highlights of her life was the years she spent in Japan., Mary is survived by her children, Cherie Wilkinson of Everett, WA, LaRue Wilkinson (Patty) of Tabor, IA, Robyn Faucher (Clifford) of Burnaby, BC, and Lonnie (Sue) Wilkinson of Mount Vernon, WA; grandchildren, Kim, Charmae, Lani, Andrew, Bonnie, Kari, Ryan, Adam, Alex, Tony and Cassidy; great-grand-children, Krystal, Shantel, Sharisse, Jonathan, Elijah, Aleisha, Junior, Micaiah, Noah and Brendan; great-great-grandson, Andrew; and her nephew, Bill Rasmussen of Oregon., Mary is predeceased by her youngest daughter, Diane Michelle Condon., Funeral service will be held Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at The Foothills Monroe Foursquare Church, 17310 W. Main Street, Monroe, WA. Reception to follow immediately at the church. Interment at Union Cemetery, 1450 Wicker Road, Sedro Woolley, WA., Arrangements are being handled by Barton Family Funeral home.



Matthew A. Calicoat

Matthew A. CALICOAT Matthew A. Calicoat passed away April 6th at the age of 38. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Calicoat, sisters Julie Brandt, Karen Nilson, Angela Frank, brother Mark Nilson and numerous nieces, a nephew, and his beloved cat Puddy. He was a talented musician and songwriter. Was one of the founding members of the Seattle band, The Dead Vampires. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation service on Friday, April 22 from 4:00pm to 11:00pm @ Bleitz Funeral Home 316 Florentia St., Seattle, WA 98109.



Maye Cecilia Welborn

Maye Cecilia Welborn, 68, passed away April 12, 2011 in Anchorage, AK. She was born to Francias Enick and Cecilia Price January 4, 1943 in Darrington, WA. Maye graduated from Darrington High School and Everett Community College., Preceding her in death was her son, Keenan Wynn High Welborn., Maye is survived by her husband, Arthur Lloyd Welborn Jr., of Anchorage; sons, Kevin Joseph Lenon, of Darrington, Kemo Jay Arthur Welborn, of Marysville, WA and Kenneth John Fitzgerald Welborn, of Marysville; daughters, Kelly Elizabeth Marie Navarro, of Marysville and Kei-Lani Annette Welborn, of Helena, MT; brothers, William Jacob Price, of Tulalip, WA and Allan Joseph Price Jr., of Tacoma, WA; sister, Irene Hoffman, of Tacoma, WA; and 15 grandchildren., Visitation will continue at the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Long House until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2011 at 5318 Chief Brown Lane, Darrington, WA. A graveside service will follow at the tribal burial grounds on the Suiattle River., Memorial donations may be made to Kevin Lenon, P.O. Box 909, Darrington, WA 98241.



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.



Mildred Jeanette Sanders

Mildred Jeanette Krahmer SANDERS Mildred Jeanette Krahmer Sanders, 90, Seattle, Washington, died April 6, 2011. She was born January 23, 1921 in Blooming, Oregon, the daughter of Albert Emil Krahmer and Helen Anna Pfahl Krahmer. She was born on the family homestead home built by her grandparents Charles and Lily Krahmer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Blooming, Oregon. Mildred graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1938 and received her BA from Linfield College in 1942. She worked at the First National Bank of Portland Oregon until her marriage. On June 6, 1944, she married a handsome young Navy officer, William C. Sanders at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Blooming, Oregon. The couple lived in Seattle starting in the mid-1940's in the Renton area. While William Sanders worked as an aerospace engineer and executive at Boeing Company, Mildred took a position at Boeing Company as the Librarian/Manager of the Boeing Engineering Library and held this position until William's retirement in 1986. They had been members of Beacon Hill Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. Mildred and Bill enjoyed dozens of trips around the world including freighter travel and 13 around the world cruises. She also enjoyed gourmet cooking and gardening including her beautiful rose garden in Renton. Upon retirement, Mildred and Bill moved from Renton to Alki Beach in West Seattle where they enjoyed a skyline view of the City of Seattle and the Seattle Harbor where she enjoyed the daily movement of cruise ships and freighters. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Sanders on September 28, 2002. Survivors include: Her brother, Donald L. Krahmer, Sr. of Portland, Oregon; nephews: Donald L. Krahmer, Jr. and Michael S. Krahmer, both of Portland, Oregon; niece Kriste J. Eros of Cornelius, Oregon; grandnephews Zachary J. Krahmer of Washington, D.C. and Nicholas Eros of Cornelius, Oregon and grandnieces Hillary E. Krahmer of Boston, Massachusetts and Katie Eros of Cornelius, Oregon. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church located at 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Pastor Bob Sanders and Father Richard H. Ganz, SJ will be officiating at the service. A reception will follow at the Lake Oswego Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR 97034. A private family service was held in early April at Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary in Portland, Oregon and private interment was at Willamette National Cemetery. Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center c/o the Mildred Sanders Fund, c/o OHSU Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205-2021.



Minerva Hove

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Mulford Jesse Crane

Mulford passed away peacefully on April 15, 2011 at his home in Edmonds, WA, joining his wife, Sylvia who died in March, 2009., He was born October 16, 1917, in Winthrop, NY. M.J. received his degree in electrical engineering in 1940 and joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. He met and married, Sylvia, his wife of 65 years, on August 8, 1943. After leaving the army, he and Sylvia lived in Long Beach, CA for the next 50 years where M.J. worked in the petroleum industry until they moved to Edmonds, in 1992., He is survived by his children, John (Sally), Marion (Jim) Bradley, Lee (Lori), and Jean (David) Marty; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren., A private burial service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery. The memorial service will be held Tuesday April 26, at 2:30 p.m. at Edgewood Baptist Church, 20406 – 76th Avenue W, Edmonds., Memorials may be given to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 394, Lynnwood, WA 98046-0394., Memories may be shared with the family at



Muriel Ann Craig

Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeWAPATO - Muriel Ann Craig, after a courageous battle with cancer passed away peacefully at Emerald Care, Wapato, Washington, on April 18, 2011 with her family surrounding her. She was born in To 



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



Olivann Hokold

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Pauline H. Julien

JULIEN, Pauline H., Born March 30, 1923 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Milton and Grace Parris; passed away April l9, 2011 in Spokane. Pauline came out west as a child, just as portrayed in the move "The Grapes of Wrath." Her father drove one truck and her brother Am drove the other. They settled in a small town called Maringo on the Tucannon River (no longer there) south of Pomeroy, WA. She grew up during the depression. Pauline went to school in a small school house that had grades 1 through 8 in Maringo then to high school in Pomeroy. She milked eight cows before school then did the same again after school. She worked at Geiger during WWII. She was the base commander's secretary at Fairchild after WWII. Pauline met George Julien after the war and they married April 19, 1947. They started their own company in 1955, building it from one small truck to what it is today. They lost two children and raised three. Pauline is survived by her husband, George Julien; son, Larry Julien; daughters: Catherine Julien, Sharon Young; grandchildren: Marty Julien, Jess Julien, Julieanne Young, Dallas Young and all the great-granchildren. We have to say that we had the best Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend on earth!!! We can't wait to be with her again. Visitation will be Monday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paschal Catholic Church, 2523 N. Park Road, Spokane Valley. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 119 S. Howard, Spokane WA 99201. Please visit Pauline's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by




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.



Raymond John Blakeslee

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Richard C. Campbell

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Robert Wayne Calkins

Robert Wayne Calkins, 59, of Lynnwood, WA, died on April 18, 2011., Bob was born on May 24, 1951 in Seattle, WA., He is survived by his father, Robert L. Calkins; and his five brothers., He loved fishing and was an avid Harley-Davidson rider for many years. Bob was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in December of 2009., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the, Per his request, there will be a private service.



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.



Rosemary (Reindl) Insalaco

Mom passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, April 17, 2011. She was 81. Mom was born in Glendale, CA and moved to Everett in 1977. She enjoyed making dolls and restoring antiques. She was very loving, sweet and kind not only to her family but to all she met. Everyone was always welcome in her home., She is preceded by her loving husband, John, in 1962; her son, John, in 2000; and her daughter, Renee Shurn, in 2005., Rosemary is survived by her brother, Bob Reindl; two daughters, Geni McCumber, and Toni Insalaco; seven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; cousins; in-laws; and friends., We will all miss her!, A celebration of life will be held on April 22 in her home.



Roy Victor DeBritz

Roy Victor DeBRITZ Age 101. Born Sept 21, 1902 in Seattle, WA. Passed away April 2, 2011 in Edmonds, WA. Private services will be held at a later date. For full Obituary go to:



Ruth Marie Cantwell

Ruth Marie CANTWELL Ruth Marie Cantwell, daughter of Edward and Otillie Conrad, born March 28, 1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and died April 8, 2011.She was the wife of John A. Cantwell (deceased), and mother of Dennis, Douglas, Thomas (deceased), and Kathy Ste. Marie, and Kevin. She had 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Almost all the family members live in the Puget Sound Region. Ruth herself lived from about 1956 until all but the last months of her life in Yakima. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.



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).



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.




Ted R. Meamber, 74, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident and current city Councilman, passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 20, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.



Ted Harrison Howard

HOWARD, Ted Harrison, Ted Harrison Howard: Passed at his home residence on April 11, 2011. Ted was born in Lynn Grove, Kentucky on May 16, 1931. Ted was preceded in death by his parents; Brown and Clara Howard, siblings: Charles Nelson Howard, Billy Paul Howard, his children: Glenn Roy Howard,, Clarice Howard, John Edward Howard and granddaughter; Carey Ann McAdams. Survivors: his sister; Anna Howard Colson of Chapel Hill, NC, his wife; Shirley Howard of Spokane, WA; Children: Constance A. Morigeau of Ronan, MT, Kevin Heck, Janelle Lanway, and Kelly Clarke of Spokane, Lonny Heck and Leon Heck of Seattle, WA, (Glenn Roy Howard's children; Kaetie Howard Brown with her husband Francis, and (six) children in Arlee, MT and Fred H. Howard of Clarksville, TN where he is stationed in the Army and resides with his wife; Jessica and two sons), there is a total of 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grand- children as well as three nieces three nephews and his best friend and pet; Buddy. Ted attended high school and was on the varsity basketball team, he graduated from high school in 1950. Ted joined the Air Force in 1951 and served his Country for 10 years, then discharged in 1961, at which time he returned to Spokane, due to his dear love for the area, where he made his home for over 50+ years. Ted attended and graduated from Chef School at Spokane Community College and worked many years as a Chef at different restaurants, as well as being co-owner of the restaurant; --Butler, Baker, Breakfast Maker' till his retirement. Military Graveside Services Friday; April 22, 2011 at 2pm, Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 West Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA, Memorial Service: Friday April 22, 2011 3:30 pm at New Hope Christian Center, North 1108 Argonne, Spokane Valley, WA -" Musical Selections: "I'm Free", "Amazing Grace", and "This Is Just What Heaven Means To Me". Honorary Bearers: Kevin Heck, Fred H. Howard, Constance A. Morigeau. A dinner will follow the services: It will be held at Duane and Christina Palmer's residence located at 11220 East 22nd Ave., Spokane Valley, WA. All are welcome to attend.



Terris "Vince" Hetland

Vince Hetland lost his short battle with cancer in the early morning of April 16, 2011., Vince was born in Aurora, IL on September 15, 1933, but grew up in Southern California. He then moved to Washington and spent several years living in Hamilton, Montana before returning to Washington., He was preceded in death by his parents, Terris and Deborah Hetland; his brother, Harvey Hetland; and son, Jeffrey Hetland., He leaves behind his special companion, Cory; his children, daughter, Alita Hetland of San Diego, CA; son, Eric Hetland of San Diego, CA; son, Gregory (Lillie) Hetland of Monroe, WA; daughter, Aimee Hetland of Darby, MT; and son, Terris Hetland, of Sequim, WA; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and treasured friends., Vince had a love of the outdoors and spent his early years fishing and backpacking and later began bird watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. He took an interest in aviation and obtained his single engine pilot's license. He spent time flying his own Cessna. He was also an accomplished carpenter. Vince worked in the building trade for most of his life. He built many, many houses in Washington and Montana. Everything Vince did, he did to perfection. He will be remembered for his straight-forward approach to life. He will be missed by many and our wish now is to celebrate his life., Per Vince's request no flowers, please. ADIOS to all who knew him!, A memorial service will be held on May 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Solie Funeral Home in Everett, WA. A gathering for friends and family will immediately follow at the Everett Eagles, 1216 North Broadway.



Valerie Jean Vickery

Valerie Jean Vickery of Granite Falls, WA, passed away on April 11, 2011 at the age of 52., A Celebration of Life will be held on April 23, 2011 at Paraiso's in Smokey Point from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Feel free to bring a potluck - it will be appreciated. 



Vivian "Bib" Rupp

Vivian "Bib" had 2 sisters, preceded in death by Barbara Jean Miller and survived by sister, Juanita La Brec, Shelton, 15 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.



Warren G. "Woody" Wood

Anyone who ever met Woody instantly enjoyed his smile and generous soul., Woody served in the, aboard the USS Gunston Hall during nuclear testing in the Bikini Atoll in 1946. He also worked as a retail clerk for 22 years and at Boeing for 12 years., After being sick most of his adult life from several major strokes, Woody passed away peacefully at Burton Care Center in Burlington, WA., Woody was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Larry., He leaves behind a wife of 62 years; a daughter; a son; several grandkids; and great-grandkids., We will miss him everyday, and also realize Woody (Dad) is no longer suffering, our miracle man is on a new journey with God., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Burton Care Center.



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.



Willard Skahan

Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Colonial Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Willard Skahan, born March 25, 1937 to Joseph and Anna Satanus Skahan in Toppenish, WA, passed away Sunday April 17, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was raised in the Yak



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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