Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/27/2011


Abe Bresky

Abe BRESKY Abe died peacefully on April 24, 2011 shortly before his centennial birth day. Abe was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather and is survived by daughter, Audrey Goldman, grandchildren Alan, Rhonda and Linda Goldman and three great grandchildren, Sacha, Rafael and Ariel. Abe had two happy marriages and mourned the loss of two wives, Rose and Nellie. He will be missed by many friends and fami ly. Abe made significant contribu tions to our country's defense system through his industrial engineering accomplishments. Services to cele brate his life will be held Thursday, April 28th at 2:00 P.M. at Butter worth Arthur A. Wright Chapel-520 West Raye Street, Seattle, 98119.



Alejandro Ramos Berumen

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Alejandro Ramos Berumen, of Gleed, Wa., went home to be with the Lord on April 20, 2011. He was born in Monte de Carrillos, Zacatecas, Mexico on February 24, 1939 to Luciano Ramos and Maria Berumen. In 1959 he migrated 



Alice Leona Lockhert

Passed away on April 21, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born on February 12, 1911 in Elk, Washington to Samuel and Goldie Mace. Alice spent her childhood and adult life in Elk,, Deer Park, Chattaroy and Spokane. She also spent time in Canada. On October 15, 1932 she married James W. Lockhert in Opportunity, Washington. In the 1980's Alice and her husband lived in Lewiston, Idaho helping their son with the family auction business for 10 years. Alice enjoyed painting, sketching, writing poems and gardening. She also cherished visits with her family and friends. She was an avid painter and very artistic, winning various awards during the many years she participated and volunteered in the area fairs. She was also accomplished at working crossword puzzles, often doing them in ink. Alice was a member of the Central Seventh Day Adventist Church and enjoyed her church family and participating with their projects. Her family was able to enjoy a wonderful 100th birthday party celebrating her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim on December 13, 1994 and her sister Mildred Nickerson and brother Frank Mace. Alice is survived by her son Robert E. (Paula); grandsons David L. (Carrie) and Dale A. (Amy) Lockhert and granddaughter Susan L. (Doug) Clark; great-grandchildren Lindsay Skinner, Tyler Clark, Erin Lockhert, Devan Lockhert, Blake Gustafson, Daniel Lockhert, Jennifer Lockhert, Jacqueline Lockhert, Luke Lockhert and Zoe Lockhert and great-great-granddaughter Sydney Skinner. A private family memorial will take place at a later time.



Andrew K. MacKay

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Angeline D. McNearney

Of Sandpoint joined her Savior and Lord on the 25th of April, 2011., Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Coffelt Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Ken Smith, officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday from 2:00 -" 6:00 PM at the chapel. Private interment will take place in Pinecrest Memorial Park., Angie was born at Rockford, Washington, November 22, 1914. She was the daughter of Henry and Ella Jahns, the eighth of nine children. She attended Mica Peak School through the tenth grade and went to Rockford High School where she graduated at the age of 16. She then attended Kinman's Business University in Spokane, WA., She married Charles McNearney, January 7, 1939. They lived in Colville, WA; Chester, WA; Hot Springs, Montana and Clark Fork, Idaho before moving to Sandpoint. They were later divorced., Angie has been an active member of the First Baptist Church in Sandpoint, ID., since 1956. She served as treasurer of her church for 41 years. She also worked at Sears Roebuck and Company on First Avenue in Sandpoint for 26 years before retiring at the age of 70. She did a lot of gardening, quilting and crocheting; but her greatest joy was her family., She is survived by three daughters; Shirley (Cris) Kennedy of Liberty Lake, WA., Marilyn Slette of Medford, Oregon, Sandra (Bill) Moody of Sandpoint, ID., and one daughter-in-law, Lorna McNearney of Bonners Ferry, ID. Nine grandchildren also survive her; Rob (Cheryl) Falmo of Spokane, WA., Dave Falmo of Hayden, ID., Marilyn Jordan of Hayden, ID., Lori (Bruce) Fiock of Yreka, California, John Slette of Crescent City, CA., Stefanie (Ed) Taylor of Sandpoint, ID., Kris (Mark) Dobrilovic of Mission Viejo, CA., Mark (Teresa) McNearney of Helena, MT., and Lisa (Sam) Anderson of Georgetown, Texas. She was also blessed with ten great-grandchildren, Leah, Matt, Sarah, Melissa, Trevor, Jessica, Josh, Luka, Dejan and Weston., She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Charles (Sam) McNearney, four sisters, four brothers and an infant grandson., Memorial donations may be made in her name to Bonner Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1448, Sandpoint, ID 83864 or to First Baptist Church, 1230 Michigan St, Sandpoint, ID 83864., Family and friends are invited to sign Angie's online guest book at, Arrangements are entrusted to the care of COFFELT FUNERAL SERVICE.



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.



Annie Ruth Scoggins

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Barbara McPherson

The family moved to Tempo Lake in 1966, Barbara continued to be a full-time mother and part-time water safety instructor. Barbara loved to be in or on the water, swimming and canoeing. She was Waterfront Director at Camp Kennydell and taught swimming to two generations of neighbors' children on Tempo Lake.



Beata Beard

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Beata Beard, 83, died peacefully at her Yakima home on April 22, 2011. She was born in Selfridge, North Dakota on December 28, 1927 to Jacob and Barbara (Schall) Becker. She was the 11th of 1



Bernice West

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Brendee Lynn Glisson

Was born on August 7, 1971 to Ron and Janet Caudill in Nurenburg, Germany. She is survived by her husband Dan, daughters Carlee and Abbee, step-son Daniel (Kasey) Glisson; grandson Brandon Glisson; sisters Stacy (Jason) Kautzman, Katie (Reg) Hass, and Ronda Gilbert; mother in law Cheryl (Gerry) Wimer and father in law Lee and Jeannie Glisson; her grandparents Helen and Charlie Allen; grandparents in law Lorraine and Hank Shriver. She was preceded in death by her sister Darcy Caudill. She has an abundance of loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Brendee grew up in Yakima, WA and graduated from West Valley High School. She worked a as a medical receptionist for 12 years appreciating all of the patients she assisted. She enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and visiting Montana. The family would like to thank Brendee's wonderful doctor, Joni Nichols and the staff at Cancer Care Northwest. A funeral will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Nancy Goodwin officiating.



Bryant Oliver Little

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:00 PM 

Bryant O. Little, 93, of Vancouver, WA, died April 18, 2011. He was born July 2, 1917, in Proctor, NC (the price of delivery was a slab of bacon) to Roy Oliver and Nancy Bell (Bryant) Little. His stepfather was Warlock Townsend. Bryant's father died in October of 1918, and Bryant, his mother and sister lived with his mother's parents.



Carol A. Bender

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryCarol A. Bender passed away on April 20, 2011, in Prosser, WA. Carol was born to C.M. and Phyllis (Blackwell) Jerome on February 12, 1949 in Sunnyside, WA. Carol went to elementa



Charles Hugh "Papa" Beresford

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:00 PM 

After graduating from Renton High School and attending the University of Washington, Charlie served in the Marine Corps. He and his wife, Virginia, raised a family in Seattle until 1993, when they retired to Manson, WA.



Charles Nathan Jarvis

Charles Nathan JARVIS 89, went to be with the Lord, April 21, 2011 surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Irene Jarvis; a son, Craig (wife Lorraine); a daughter, Linda Bisset; and two grand-daughters, Caitlin and Cassandra Jarvis. Charles, also known to many as "Chuck", was born April 16, 1922 in Spokane, Washington. He was generous, loving, tender hearted and possessed a great sense of humor. He taught by example the value of hard work, honesty, integrity and humility. He studied two years of engineering at Oregon State University, leaving school to enlist in the Navy two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer serving as a waist gunner and reconnaissance photographer aboard B 25's in the Pacific. He was awarded the Navy Air Medal and a Purple Heart after being wounded by enemy aircraft fire during one of many bombing and reconnaissance missions. After the war he married Irene, raised a family in North Seattle, and built a career in the photo finishing industry. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 1, 4PM at the Shoreline Covenant Church, 1330 North 185th St., Shoreline, Washington. No flowers please.



Charles Richard Cresien

Charles Richard Cresien Born July 13, 1930 in Grand Forks, N.D., died April 22, 2011 in Tacoma. Preceded in death by parents Herman and Antoinette, sister Ruth Dobbins, daughter Patricia Burpee. Survivors are wife of 58 years Norma J. Cresien, daughters Peggy (Rob) Tilton, Mary (Mike) Hansen, and Terri (Doug) Neigel, son Tim (Holly) Cresien, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited tonight 7PM in the Piper Morley Mellinger Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday at Visitation Catholic Church. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes or Heart Association.



Charlotte Chappell "Bessie" Petty

Charlotte Petty, 89, passed away April 17, 2011. Charlotte was born May 26, 1921 to Peter and Augusta Chappell. She was granddaughter of pioneer doctor, Frank Chappell and wife, Josephine. Charlotte graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1939. She entered nurses training at Everett General Hospital in 1942 and served as a nurse in Alaska for three years., In 1949 she entered the Army Nurse Corps earning the rank of 1st LT. On returning from Korea in 1952 she married Albert W. Petty., She is survived by her two sons, John Chappell Petty and Thomas Albert Petty; John's wife, Sharron; three grandchildren, Jamie, Jesse and Jackson; three step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Joslin and Katie; and numerous great-grandchildren., She is preceded in death by her husband, Al; and her sisters, Francis Morton and Martha Smith., Funeral Service to be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2011 at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Avenue Marysville, WA 98270. It will be followed by burial at Granite Falls American Legion Cemetery.



Craig G. Davis

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David Charles Rohrer, age 77, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, Washington., He was born on December 3, 1933 in Camargo, Oklahoma to Jessie and Bessie (Butler) Rohrer., David grew up in Sedro-Woolley, and was raised by his maternal grandparents, David and Catherine Butler on the Garden of Eden Road. After attending school, he enlisted in the U.S., Air Corps during the, , serving at Fairchild AFB and later in North Africa serving has a medic., On April 26, 1957 he was united in marriage to Frankie Aveline at the Lyman Baptist Church and they would have celebrated 54 years together on April 26th., David began his career with the Skagit County Road Department working as a surveyor and later a supervisor for 16 years under Howard Miller. David later representated the residents of Skagit County serving as a Commissioner for two terms., David enjoyed fishing, working on their cabin at Cain Lake every Saturday for many years and traveling. He was a member of Valley Baptist Church, The Gideon's, and the, of Burlington., He is survived by his wife, Frankie Rohrer; his daughter, Linda Shultz; his grandson and his wife, Charles and Jessica Shultz and great-granddaughters, Hailey and Jaylyn Shultz all of Sedro-Woolley; 3 sisters, Pauline Kilian of Denver, CO, Laveta Middlestetter of Vici, OK and Lynda of Texas; his brother, Donald Rohrer of Vici, OK; a sister-in-law, Joyce Lind and her husband Wayne of Burlington, 3 nieces and 4 nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Lela Marie Rohrer., Funeral Services for David will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00AM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Mike Smith of Valley Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Visitation is available on Thursday and Friday from 9AM to 5PM at Lemley Chapel., Memorials are suggested to the Gideon's, PO Box 152, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or the Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 267, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284., Share your memories of David and sign the online guestbook at




Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

Don Mackin of Ashland, Ore., and formerly of Moscow, died April 20, 2011, at his home. He was 73. A service is being planned in Moscow in May and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]



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 Kirk Nation

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Diane Carol (Baxter) Selia

Diane Carol Selia (Baxter), loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, was born November 17, 1952, in Everett, Washington, and went home to Heaven on April 10, 2011, following a short, courageous battle with cancer. Diane graduated Marysville High School in 1971 and enjoyed playing the clarinet and oboe in the band., On June 23, 1972, Diane married the love of her life, Ronald Selia, at St. Mary's Catholic Church and they lived a very fulfillling life, raising their four children in Marysville. Diane worked for the Marysville School District and the Everett Clinic., She is survived by her husband, Ronald; her four children, Andrea (Jason), Steven (Amy), Amy and Scott. Diane is also survived by her five grandchildren, Dylan Selia-Pettit, Ryan Pettit, Stephanie, Brady and Sarah Selia. Also surviving Diane are her parents, Ken and Joann Baxter; her forever loving sister, Marianne (Michael); and her brothers, Kevin and Gary (Jan). Diane also has many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and extended family who will always remember her., Diane was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Grace Baxter, Arthur Baxter, Richard Ulrich, Dick and Merle Boden, and her in-laws, Norma Shuhart and William Selia Sr., Diane loved spending time with her family and dancing with her grandchildren. She loved decorating her home for every occasion. Diane also loved vacationing in Mexico with her family and we will always remember the fun times we had together., Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marysville 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., Our heartfelt thank you to all the nurses at Providence Medical Center, especially her guardian angel, Vicki, who took it upon themselves to embrace our family in our time of need. We will always be grateful for your compassion. For more information, please email



Donald Ray Plagerman

Donald Ray Plagerman, of Lynden, Washington, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was 82 years old. He was a quiet giver, a product of the Depression and Dust Bowl in North Dakota, who reflected his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who gave His life for us. He was always listening for needs, and enjoyed providing, using farming - he was a farmer at heart - as a means to provide for his family and others. A Memorial Service will be held in Don's honor Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden. Memorial contributions may be made in Don's name to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214, or www.Gideons .org. For more of Don's story, and to share your thoughts and memories of Donald with his family, please visit



Donna I. Pickeral

Donna Pickeral, 94, beloved mother of Jan Skibo and Shirley Robinson passed away April 19, 2011., Donna loved spending time in her garden, planting flowers and trimming her bushes. She always had something from her garden in her house. Donna enjoyed visiting with her neighbors who stopped by to say hi., Besides her two daughters, Donna is survived by her two sons-in-law, Mike Skibo and Don Robinson, her two grandsons and their wives, Tron and Julie and Brent and Carrie. She was also the proud great grandmother to Emily and Rylan., No funeral services are planned, however a celebration of her life will be held in mid June.



Doreen Grace Moore and Michael Demira

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Doris L. Peterson

PETERSON, Doris L., Passed away April 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born January 15, 1926 in Reardan, WA to Otto and Lela (Nunn) Lucht who both preceded her in death. Doris graduated from Reardan High School and married Sidney Peterson in 1946. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing three card poker, playing bridge, watching baseball games and traveling as snow birds with her husband. She was also very proud of her family. Doris was preceded in death by her brother, Harold "Bud" Lucht; sister, Eileen Ahrens; and grandson, Travis. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Sidney Peterson of Spokane; four children, Larry Peterson and wife Barbara, Steve Peterson and wife Charon, all of California, Shirley Hedin and husband Mike of Deer Park, WA, David Peterson and wife Robin, of Spokane; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. At her request no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the, . Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST.



Dorothea Verle Ashlock

Passed away on April 22, 2011, in Kirkland, Washing-ton, near her son and daughter. Verle was born March 1, 1923 in Hay, Washington on the farm of her parents, John and Verdella Schoeff. Verle was a lifelong resident of Washington State and grew up on a farm near Dusty with her four brothers. She graduated from Lacrosse High School in 1941. Verle attended Washington State College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in home economics in 1945. She minored in journalism. One of her journalism professors at WSC was Joseph L. Ashlock, who would one day become her father-in-law. Verle remembered that on his office desk was a picture of his son, Joe, in his Navy uniform, who at the time was serving overseas during WWII. Verle would later meet her professor's son while visiting with friends at Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho. The couple were married in 1948. After Verle graduated from WSC, she worked for the Spokesman-Review, giving cooking demonstrations and writing a food column for the paper. In 1947, she became one of a long line of "Dorothy Deans" who worked for the newspaper over the years. After she married, Verle worked at WSC for several years in the home economics department, teaching textile construction, while her husband, Joe, finished college. During the Korean War, the Navy recalled Joe into service. The couple spent over a year in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains where Joe ran the naval weather station. Later, Verle ran the front office of the Citizen Journal in Rosalia. She and her husband, Joe, owned a printing business and printed the weekly newspaper for the community from 1953 to 1988. The business closed following Joe's passing in September of 1988. After her husband's death, Verle continued to live in Rosalia until 2007, when she moved to the Seattle area to be near her children. Verle lived over 80 years in Whitman County. A memorial service will be held at the Rosalia Methodist Church at 1:00 pm on April 28, 2011. Following the memorial service, a private graveside service will be held at the Rosalia IOOF Evergreen Cemetery. Verle is survived by her daughter, Janet Brady and her husband Mace, and son, Joseph and his wife, Angela. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Rosalia Fire Department or Rosalia Dollars for Scholars. SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.



Dorothy M. Moore

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Dr. Daniel A. Lagozzino

Dr. Daniel Lagozzino passed away at home on April 21, 2011 with his wife of 68 years, Jeanne, at his side. Born on July 5, 1917 in Seattle, WA, to Italian immigrants, Giuseppe and Louise Lagozzino, he was the eldest of six brothers and sisters., Dan grew up on Beacon Hill in Seattle and graduated valedictorian from Franklin High School. Dan attended the, and graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School in l943, where he served his internship and residency in pediatrics at Doernbecher Children's Hospital., During, , he served as a medical officer in the, Medical Corps, supervising medical care for six ships in the South Pacific and earning a battle star. After serving his country, he returned to complete his residency at Doernbecher., Besides his wife Jeanne, he leaves behind a family of six children, daughters, Danica Cullen (Brian) of Seattle, Gail Hoekendorf (Rick) of Everett, Barbara Cummins (Dr. Robert, Sr.) of Everett, Patty Ward (Michael) of Sacramento, CA, Gina Boling (George) of Allyn, and son, John Daniel Lagozzino (Terri) of Reston, VA; grandchildren, Sean Cullen (Dayne), Erin Harris (Geoff), Michael Cullen (Erika), and Bryana Nelson (John); Nick Hoekendorf (Sadie), Jon Hoekendorf (Rebecca), Mark Hoekendorf (Christina); Angie Sievers (Pat), Bob Cummins Jr. (Anna), Jo Koshelnik (Kurt); Rachael Lagozzino, Shannon Boling (Robert Clendenden), and Kris Boling; and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Jane Jones of Kirkland, and numerous relatives in Seattle and Portland., Dan was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Joseph, Robert, and Ralph Lagozzino and sister Mickey Truman., Dan's life was deliberate, focused, and driven by his passion for medicine, community service and family, coupled with his deep spiritual convictions., Dan and Jeanne made their home in Everett in 1947 where he set up his practice caring for infants, children and teens. He took care of many citizens of Everett during the time when a doctor made house calls and answered parent calls throughout the night, as well as accompanied patients in aid cars to Children's Orthopedic. He worked six- and seven-day weeks, alternating days off with other private practice pediatricians in Everett. His children often accompanied him on hospital rounds and house calls, waiting patiently in the car or peering through windows of the hospital nurseries to see the new babies. Dan enjoyed watching children grow and develop into responsible young adults, and took much interest in each of his patients., Dan was a member of the American Medical Association, Everett, , Everett Golf and Country Club, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Rosary Guild, Immaculate Conception Parish in Everett, Serra Club of Everett, and Quilceda Carvers. He was instrumental in the formation of the new Tridentine Latin Mass-based Catholic Parish, North American Martyrs in Ballard. He served on the staffs of both Everett General and Providence Hospitals, as well as Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Clinics in Seattle., He served in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Washington Medical School and Hospitals from 1948-89, and was appointed Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus in 1989. He was former president of the Snohomish County Medical Society, the Washington State Society of Pediatrics, the North Pacific Pediatric Society, and Snohomish County Boys and Girls Club and Foundation. He was a Diplomat and Fellow of the American Board of Pediatricians. He was very proud of his Gold Dedication and Tall Timber Awards from the Boys and Girl Clubs of Snohomish County, which were among the many citations received for his leadership of the organization. He was recently honored by the Boys and Girls Clubs and City of Everett for his service., Dan was recognized by the University of Oregon for outstanding contributions to the field of medicine, and has received numerous citations for medical publications representing the Washington State Medical Association, Department of Health and Social Services in Olympia, and the Washington State Society of Pediatrics. He was a published author and co-author in local, state, and national publications pertaining to the health and welfare of children. Dan served on numerous professional and civic committees at the local, state, and national levels, providing advice and counsel for the betterment of health and welfare policies affecting family based-child education and development., Dan retired from his medical practice in 1985. Upon retirement, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow. He attended many school functions, athletic games, graduations, and family celebrations. His focus on family was paramount during his retirement, but he also managed to become a versatile and skilled wood carver. As a member of Quilceda Wood Carvers he enjoyed many cherished friendships. His works of art on are on display in the Marysville City Center, the City of Everett Senior Center, and the Everett Transit Station. He entered into competition throughout Washington, Oregon and Western Canada. His accomplished carving skills allowed him to serve as a judge in many carving competitions., Dan's family wishes to thank Providence Snohomish County Hospice staff who cared for him until he passed away, especially Trinidad and Amber, who are truly "earth angels.", The family suggests memorials to Providence Snohomish County Hospice, the Building Fund for North American Martyrs Catholic Parish in Ballard, or the Snohomish County Boys and Girls Clubs., Service on April 30, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Everett. Rosary 10:30 a.m., Mass 11 a.m. with reception following. Private burial.



Duane D. Preedy

Passed away on April 20, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He is survived by his loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life and Potluck will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm at the Green Bluff Grange, 9809 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA. Private interment. Fairmount Memorial Park.



Edgar Allen Swain

Edgar Allen Swain, 81 of Everett, WA passed away April 24, 2011. No services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home.



Edna May Savory

Our beloved mother, Edna May Savory, 89, of Mill Creek, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Providence Marianwood, Issaquah, WA., Edna May was born in 1921 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of attorney Robert Jarrott and teacher and homemaker Kathleen (Tyrrell) Jarrott. She attended Chapman College before marrying Robert Bruce Savory on June 13, 1941 at the Wee Kirk O'The Heather in Glendale. They had become sweethearts at John Marshall High School, where Bruce sat behind Edna May in English class and pulled her auburn curls., After the War and Bruce's Navy duty, Edna May and Bruce moved back to L.A. and bought a house on Airlane Avenue, where jets now land at LAX. Edna May took pride in each house that she and Bruce made into a home for their three daughters. She drove them to school and to ballet lessons in her green 1961 Comet and made the best potato salad in the world., When the girls left the nest, Edna May and Bruce signed up for night-school French. This ultimately led to twelve trips to Europe, each of them meticulously planned by Edna May, the original budget traveler. Edna May researched her English ancestors on these journeys, filling in the family tree without the aid of computer databases., Upon Bruce's retirement in 1979, they moved to Washington state, where two daughters were living, and started a new life in Snohomish county. They were honored for their part in establishing the Lake Stevens Historical Museum. While Bruce restored old photos, Edna May cataloged donations and absorbed local history. As Bruce's health began to fail, they moved from their Mill Creek home to Merrill Gardens. After they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, 52 years of diabetes finally took their toll on Bruce, despite Edna May's devoted care. Bruce passed on in 2002. Edna May continued on at Merrill Gardens, where she was admired for her pretty clothes and her interesting conversation. She had a remarkable recall of names, relationships and birthdays of the many friends she made on her long life's journey., In addition to her parents and her husband, Edna May was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Anna Louise Jarrott, PhD., She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Mitcham (Robert), Linda McMichael (Richard) and Anita Beery (Richard); grandchildren, Rick Kelly (Claudia), Brett Scheffel (Julie), Jennifer Sander (Mark) and David Beery (Kristin); as well as four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Svetlana, Normandy and Jason., Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 14, 2011 at Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, CA., Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Marianwood, where our mother received much loving care, or the



Eldon W. Herrin

Eldon W. HERRIN Age 95, passed away April 21, 2011. Eldon is survived by his two sons, Richard and his wife Heidi, and Don ald and his wife Kerry Lynn, five grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Noon at the Totem Lake Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at the NE corner of NE 132nd and 132nd NE, Kirkland, Washington. A viewing will begin at 10 AM for ninety minutes preceding the service. Please visit the on-line guest book at



Elizabeth Rae "Betty" Rickman

Of Ione, WA passed away April 25, 2011 at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane., Betty was born Sept 21, 1939 in Moscow, ID the daughter of Ezekiel and Catherine Dickeson. Betty had been a resident of Ione since 1977. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and enjoyed camping, picking Huckleberries, needlework and quilting., Betty is survived by her four children; Mike (Jessie) Watt of Newman Lake, WA, Theresa (Jim) O'Donnell of Ione, WA, Daryl Rickman of California, Cary Rickman of Spokane Valley, WA, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Sharyl and a grandson Bryan., A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 11AM at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ione, WA., SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in Newport is in Charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at



Elizabeth Stevenson Klander

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Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Eunice Rae Hiestand Brodde

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Eva Jensen

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Filitsa Demopoulos

Filitsa peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on April 18, 2011, joining her husband Efthemios (Mike) Demopoulos., Filitsa was born August 20, 1923 on the Island of Sifnos, Greece as the fourth child of Georgio and Flora Fissa. She immigrated to the United States during the mid 1950s and in 1969 married Mike Demopoulos of Anacortes., Filitsa was an accomplished cook and with Mike enjoyed entertaining friends and neighbors in their Anacortes home., After Mike passed Filitsa moved back to Seattle. She was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption from the time she arrived in Seattle but also attended and supported St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Bellingham and Seattle's St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. She also participated in the Daughters of Penelope organization., Filitsa had a deep and abiding Christian Faith that influenced her life manifesting love to all she touched. She was a kind, warm, positive, joyful person who always looked to the bright side of life and always with an infectious smile, who had friends every where she lived. She truly will be missed by many., Filitsa is preceded in death by her two brothers and two sisters and survived by her younger sister Irini, eighteen nieces and nephews, forty-four grandnieces and grandnephews, all living in Greece, numerous god children and countless friends., A Trisagion Service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening April 25th at the Evergreen Washelli Chapel, 11111 Aurora Avenue North Seattle, WA, with funeral services celebrated on Tuesday April 26th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Ave. Seattle WA., In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Filitsa's name can be made to The Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption's Building Fund.



Florence A. Gaudette

Florence A GAUDETTE Florence A. Gaudette of Kent, WA, was born September 22, 1925 in Hunters, WA to Edith and Virgil Brian. Florence passed away in her sleep at the age of 85 on April 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lynn and brother Joe and survived by her sister Irene (Ernie) Culp, brothers Scotty and Nick (Lois) Brian all of Yakima, WA, Nieces; Stella Carter of Cottage Grove, OR, Anne Sacchetti of West Palm Beach, FL and Nephews; Allen Culp of Puyallup, WA & Steven Culp of North Bend, WA. Florence was a stay at home wife and an accomplished artist whose artistic talents allowed her to produce exceptional wildlife portraits. Her love of music allowed her to tap dance and play numerous instruments such as the Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, Banjo, and Violin. Thank you to the staff of Daystar Retirement Village for their care and providing a warm and loving place to Florence over the past year. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery.



Frances LePley

Frances LePLEY Frances Irene (Whalen) LePley, born October 10, 1925, to Patrick L. and Ermon E. (Stacy) Whalen. Died April 25, 2011. Predeceased by siblings Katherine, Patrick, Eugene, and Margaret. Survived by son Patrick H. LePley (Carol), daughter Sheila J. Harrison (Bruce), grandchildren Elizabeth LePley (Jason), Matthew LePley, Susan Bowman (Scott), Mark Harrison, Julia Harrison, sister Kathleen Faulds, numerous nieces and nephews, two great-grandchildren, and several great-nieces and nephews. Fran graduated from Immaculate High School in 1944 and attended Seattle University. She married Howard H. LePley in 1946 and worked for I.Magnin's and then as a medical transcriptionist for Children's Orthopedic Hospital before beginning her career with the Washington State Ferry system. She worked there for 24 years as a purchasing agent before retiring. In retirement, she enjoyed her grandchildren, traveling, shopping, and the pursuit of all things social. Christened 'Betty Crocker LePley,' Fran did not enjoy cooking but could make fantastic desserts, and was known for her divinity and banana cream pies. Fran was charming and talkative; she was happiest when surrounded by friends and family. A great supporter of higher education, Fran encouraged her children and grandchildren in their academic pursuits. In her later years, Fran was a resident at East Hill Elder Care. Special thanks go to Daniela Abrudan and all of the staff there for their excellent care. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday April 28, 2011 at St. Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church in Renton, WA. Memorials can be made to Fulcrum Foundation.



Freida Robinson

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Gladys O. Johnson

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Gordon Wendell Hess

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Grace D. Beitey

Passed away Friday, April 22, 2011 in Spokane Valley WA. Grace, a longtime resident of the Spokane Valley, was born in Watson Saskatchewan Canada to William and Olga Cook. She enjoyed all crafts, knitting and crocheting. Grace enjoyed boating and going to the lake. She was an avid bowler. Grace loved to travel and saw much of the world including Hong Kong, the Caribbean and was present to celebrate the anniversary of the Panama Canal. She was a great cook so family gatherings were special. Grace was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary (serving as Flotilla 83 Commander), the Eagles and the, . She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Robert J. Beitey. She is survived by her sons Dennis (Bonnie), John (Connie) and Michael (Barb); four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, April 28 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. followed by a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. both at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Rd. Please sign Grace's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Helen L. Hegstad

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Henry McCown

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Iris I. Julian

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J. Emery Tresham

Born in McMinnville, OR, Emery waited for a cloudless day, perfect to make his last flight to his home in Heaven., He logged several thousand hours flying as a crop duster and managing the Flight Center on the Pendleton airport. Emery held commercial and instructor ratings in single, multi and helicopter aircraft. He flew charter, search and rescue, fire patrol, game counting, fish planting in high lakes, and instructing. He had many stories to tell, keeping his audience captive, reliving his experiences., Together with his wife, he owned Emlo's Florist until 1990., He is survived by his wife and loving companion of sixty-six years, Lois; sons, Mike (Cecile), Paul (Jann), Andrew and daughter Amber; eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild., He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret, three brothers and a sister., A memorial celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Bethel Church, 2309 NW Carty Road, Ridgefield, WA., Please view/sign his guestbook at



James N. "Jim" Hogan

James passed peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2011., James was born to parents Patsy and James Hogan in Bellingham, WA. on July 22, 1925. He graduated Bellingham H.S. in 1942 and enlisted in the, shortly thereafter, serving as a radioman aboard subchasers. He participated in many major engagements in the South Pacific campaigns during, James graduated college in 1952 with degrees in journalism and advertising. Jim's love of the sea resulted in a 30 year career as a Civil Officer with the Military Sealift Command, circumnavigating the earth many times. His home has been in Spokane since his retirement in 1983., James is survived by sisters Patricia of Gridwood, AK; Linda of Scotts Valley, CA; brother Larry (Joanne) of Spokane and sons Douglas (Crystal) of Troy, ID., and Steve (Susan) of Rangely, CO., and numerous nephews, nieces and grandchildren., The family wishes to thank the staffs of Moran Vista and Hospice for their care, concern and kindness during his final days and hours., Jim's last request was that his remains be scattered at sea.



Jamie R. Jones

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Janet Doris Parker

Janet Parker, 78, passed away in her hometown of Vancouver, Washington. She was born July 6, 1932 to Harriet and Oliver Lane., She was married to James Edward Parker in 1948., Janet enjoyed sewing, reading, and cooking. She especially loved to cook for her family and she loved to talk to anyone., She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and sister Roberta Burns., Special thanks to Marlene Harrison and Donna Higgins for helping our mother whenever she needed it., A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday April 30, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please view/sign her guestbook at



Jason Chase

Our beloved Jason passed away on April 20, 2011. Jason was born in Great Falls, Montana on August 19, 1970 to Sheila Mahaffey Chase and Thomas Chase. He moved to Longview, WA in 1977 and to Spokane, WA in 1980. He loved animals, cars, home projects and old movies. He was a gregarious, brave, kind and generous soul who fought death to the end. He had a special bond with his late grandmother, Nancy Mahaffey. Jason is survived by his mother Sheila Mahaffey Chase, of Spokane, his father Thomas Chase of Great Falls, Montana, brother Matthew Chase of Spokane, his fiancée, Vicki Jacobs of Spokane, uncles Jim Mahaffey of Great Falls, MT, Garry Mahaffey of Maple Valley, WA and other relations. He was preceded in death by his younger brother Michael and his grandparents. His dog pack of Scoobey, Buddy and lil' Dude miss him. He will be forever in our hearts. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., April 30, 2011 at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.



Jeane E. Ravine Harless

Jeane E. Ravine Harless, age 73, of Marysville, passed away suddenly at her home on April 21, 2011., Jeane was born on November 21, 1937 to F. Boyd and Carrie (Blouin) Ravine in Everett. She was the youngest of seven children and grew up in the Swan's Trail community, east of Everett. When she was in the third grade, in 1947, the family moved to Lowell, in Everett, where she met her childhood sweetheart and love of her life, Gary Harless. She graduated from Everett High School in 1956, and married Gary on November 24, 1956, making their home in Lowell., She worked in photo finishing for many years. She liked taking pictures, especially of her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Jeane and Gary spent at least a week in eastern Washington fishing every year. For many years, she worked at the Purple Cow at the Evergreen State Fair. She was looking forward to working there again this year. Jeane was a giving person and gave of herself freely. She was a caretaker and nurturer, and life for her was all about her family. Everyone knew exactly how much they were loved., Jeane is survived by her daughters and best friends, Carrie (Jake) Neff and Kris (Mike) Campbell; sisters, Shirley Tanner and Pat (Doug) Coleman; grandchildren, whom she loved immensely and were extremely proud of, Jacob Neff, Melissa (Andrew) Albert, Katie (R. J.) Spliethof, Emily Neff, Christoph Neff and Michaela Campbell; great- granddaughter, Emma Neff., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary; infant son, Gary, Jr.; sister, Rhoda Smith; brothers, Frank, Jack and LeRoy Ravine., A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 1200 East 5th Street, Arlington, WA, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011, Father Jim Dalton, Celebrant., Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Community Services., Share your memories of Jeane and sign the on-line guest register at



Jerry Joseph Goodspeed

Jerry Joseph GOODSPEED Born August 14, 1953 in Kirkland, WA; died April 24, 2011 in Everett. Loving father of Chris Goodspeed (Maritza), and Nicole Goodspeed. Also survived by his grandchildren Ava and Jordan; parents, Bernard and Wilma Goodspeed; siblings, Dean Goodspeed, Phyllis Hanson (Walter) and Cindy Goodspeed; their families and many, many friends. Jerry loved his family and was a devoted father and grandfa ther. He made many friends over the years from school, work and life. He had his own business as a landscaper which he had a natural talent for, and many of his loyal customers had been with him over 30 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 30, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church, 1240 NE 127th St., Seattle 98125. Donations to offset Medical and oth er unanticipated expenses for his family, may be made in his honor at any branch of Bank of America Acct # 46303079. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



John Grissom

John was born on May 30, 1929 to Joseph B. and Wilma Rose Grissom in Memphis, TN. He passed away on April 21, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. John retired from the U.S. Military after serving 20 years with the U.S. Air Force. He was also a mechanic by trade. John loved fishing, farming, horses and woodworking. He will be remembered most as a wonderful father and grandpa. John is survived by his son, William Joseph Grissom; daughter, Nancy A. Grissom; foster daughter, Linda Burney; two sisters; four grandchildren; and one great-grand-daughter. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA. A graveside service will immediately follow at Pines Cemetery with military honors.



John R. Rowan

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John Sparks Jr.

A service will be held for him at 2:00 p.m. on June 18, 2011, at 7742 Nottingham Court SE, Lacey, 98503. Call Cindy for info 360-459-0748. 



Joyce Lorraine Prill

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Kenneth Chester Skeels

SKEELS, Kenneth Chester, Born May 8, 1921 in Colville, Washington, and passed away on April 14, 2011 in Spokane. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Anna Skeels, brothers Richard, Robert, Edwin and Loren and sisters, Virginia and Margaret,, Kenny is survived by sister Annie Matters, sisters-in-law Myrtle Skeels, Manette Skeels and numerous nieces and nephews. Kenny was a special son, brother, uncle and friend. His stoic demeanor and loving presence will be missed by all who knew him. Kenny learned a strong work ethic early in life from his parents and worked at a variety of jobs through the years, the last being in the custodial department of the Ridpath Hotel in the 1970s. The family is very grateful for the loving care and attention Kenny received from the staff at Alderwood Manor Nursing Home in Spokane which was his home for the past fourteen years. Memorial Services will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley Avenue, Spokane. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park.



Kevin Lee Kuoppala

Kevin Lee Kuoppala (age 52) entered into rest on April 15, 2011 in Bellingham, WA. Kevin was born on July 16, 1958 in Bellingham to Matthew and Donna Rae (Rawdon) Kuoppala. Kevin started commercial fishing with a long time friend, Kenny Cain on the "Gentle Ben" in 1979. Kevin's passion was for fishing, hunting, garage sales and auctions. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, friends and family. Kevin is survived by his two daughters, Emily (Jamie) Elsbree, Jessica (Brian) Jager, and son Sully Kuoppala; brother, Mark (Sandy) Kuoppala; mother, Donna Rae; grandchildren, Joshua Elsbree and Elliot and Grace Jager. He is preceeded in death by his father Matthew. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Jerns Funeral Chapel 800 E. Sunset Dr. in Bellingham. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at



L.R. MacFarlane

L.R. MACFARLANE Seattle native Lewis Renz Macfarlane, 72, died Easter Sunday 2011 of acute leukemia, with his wife and sons at his bedside. He is survived by his elder brother Alan; sister-in-law Lyn; sons Matt, Andrew and Steve; wife Ann; cousins, nephews, nieces; and brothers-in-law and their families. While a self-described nerd at Roosevelt High School, Lew discovered a comet with a hiking buddy, and described it to Time Magazine as "just about the most beautiful thing I ever saw." After graduating from Stanford in 1961, he spent serious time in the Congo, Vietnam, Tanzania and Nepal in the diplomatic, intelligence and research services of the U.S. State Department. Lew married Ann Griffin, a young Foreign Service Officer from the Bureau of Near East and South Asian affairs, in 1978. In the ensuing decade, they had three boys and shuttled between D.C. and stations abroad; in 1988 he retired from the service and relocated his family back to Seattle. Lew initiated a second career as a trade consultant, teacher, and public speaker, with new emphases on disaster response technology and improving international aid. He was a member of the Pacific Northwest Advisors, the World Affairs Council of Seattle, the Consular Association of Washington State, and an alumnus of the National War College. In recent years he led discussion groups on current events and foreign affairs in retirement communities in our area. Technology to him was nearly incidental - always admirable, but never more interesting than the goals he used it to accomplish. Lew was a zealously dedicated astronomer, diplomat, pianist, gardener, negotiator, hiker, teacher, mentor, uncle, friend, husband, father, and bon vivant. He spoke five languages, was impeccable in matters of courtesy, read multiple books at a given time, and rooted for the Mariners every single year. In his family he is sorely missed, but he will be remembered forever for his gregarious laughter, relentless curiosity, sharp dissection of issues and ideas, and his unbeatable bear hugs. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 29, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Laurelhurst, followed by a private interment in the family plot at Lake View Cemetery. Lew can be remembered at



Larry Stephen Voie

Larry Stephen Voie passed from this earth far too early on April 16, 2011. Larry was born June 26, 1946 in Everett to Andrew and Rhoda Voie., He attended Swans Trail and Lowell Elementary schools, South Junior and graduated from Everett High School in 1965. After attending a year of college at BYU he was drafted into the Army and served his country in Vietnam. When he returned to the US he attended and graduated from the, with a BA in English Literature. Larry was a career social worker with DSHS, most of his time spent working with families doing child protective services., The focus of Larry's life was his wonderful wife, Patricia, the rest of his family and his love of God and Jesus Christ. He was a doting grandfather and devoted husband. Larry loved to golf, regardless of the weather. Larry loved to watch sports of any kind, a passion learned from his father. Larry loved music and was rekindling his passion for playing guitar, harmonica and singing. He was a remarkable albeit modest artist. Larry had a green thumb and loved to garden. He was generous, humble and gentle., Larry leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Patricia; daughters, Sherice Mansfield and Laurissa Schmitt; brother, Mike Voie; sisters, Blanche (Lawrence) Burkey, Ina (Jim) Schoentrup, Cathy Eisenman, Nancy Wolke and Margaret (Lee) Huleatt; and numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many close friends, many of whom he shared a lifetime friendship., He was preceded in passing by his mother, Rhoda, in 1969; and his father, Andy, in 1993., Larry's ashes will be interred in the family plots at GAR Cemetery in Snohomish., A celebration of Larry's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at View Ridge Community Church, 4800 Dogwood Drive, Everett



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.



Lynn E. Brogden Jr.

Lynn E. Brogden Jr. Born January 11, 1928 in Seattle, Washington passed away April 24, 2011 in Auburn, Washington. Lynn is survived by his wife Irene of Puyallup, Daughters Terri Lynn (Dennis) Steever of Puyallup, and Kris Brogden of Arizona, four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Scott Brogden, his parents Lynn and Myrtle Brogden, and his siblings. At his request there will be no services. Inurnment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA. Please visit



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Marie Frances Walters Schut

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Marie Frances Walters Schut, 96, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Marie was born in Culdesac, Idaho on January 11, 1915 to parents Homer and Ruth Walters. 



Marilyn L. Hallawell

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Mario M. Alegria

SFC Mario M. ALEGRIA SFC Mario M. Alegria proudly and faithfully served his country for 32 years as a member of the US ARMY and Washington Army National Guard. He served through Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Mario was born in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1977. He died unexpectedly on April 13, 2011 while stationed in Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs, CO. He leaves behind his wife of almost 22 years, Marissa and his only daughter, Andrea (Andy). There are no words to describe how much he will be missed by his family and countless friends all over the world. He touched many people with his unselfish nature, his compassion, and quick smile. Mario was looking forward to his retirement scheduled for this summer to spend more time at home with his family that he loved and took good care of. Our lives are forever changed with the loss of Mario as a husband, a father, brother, son, uncle, nephew and best friend. Once you meet him, he will be your friend for life. The Viewing is scheduled on Wednesday, April 27th & Thursday, April 28th from 1:00 - 8:00 PM at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188. Vigil Service is scheduled on Friday, April 29th, 7:00 PM at St. Edwards Church, 4205 S Orcas St. Seattle, WA 98118. The Funeral Mass is scheduled on Saturday, April 30th, 11:00 AM at St. Edwards Church, 4205 S Orcas St. Seattle, WA 98118. The Burial will be held at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188. Friends and family are welcomed to attend all services. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at



Martha Jean (Halverson) Head

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Mary Ellen Small

SMALL, Mary Ellen, Passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Kingsland, GA., Born, April 7, 1922, she was the daughter of John Peter Johnson and Martha Ellen Savage of Ritzville, WA. She had resided in Kingsland, GA for the past eight years. As a resident of Spokane until 2003 she worked at Keller's and many other Convalescent Centers well into her late 70s. She was a kind and caring person who would do anything for her friends or her family., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4704 N. Wall Street, Spokane WA. 99205-5253., Survivors include two daughters: Lola Gove of Kingsland, GA, and Jeannette Ryals of Deer Park, WA.; one son: Phil Schell of Spokane, WA.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren., The family invites you to sign the guest book at, obituaries.



Mary L. Restad

RESTAD, Mary L., Born in Lafette, Oregon April 6, 1913. Married Irvine Restad in Seattle, Washing-ton on January 1, 1937. They moved to Spokane in 1940. Owned the Halstone Dairy on Division Street until they retired. Mary is survived by her son, Ronald Restad of California; and daughter Carol Fuller of Spokane. There are eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairmount Memorial Park at the gravesite.



MaryAnn McMahon

MaryAnn McMAHON Born July 29, 1921 in Seattle; died April 25, 2011 in Redmond, WA. Loving mother of John McMahon (Carol), Kathy Dilworth (Mike), Rose McMahon (Elaine Davis), Maureen Bowns (Nick) and Joanne Smith (Smitty). Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death in 1997 by her husband, John E. McMahon, and in 2008 by her son, Brian S. McMahon. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, April 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 30th, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Benedict Church, 1805 N. 49th St., Seattle. Interment, Holyrood Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ., 100 West Harrison St., North Tower, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98119.



Maxine F. Gans

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Merlyn "Merl" Deinhart

Merlyn (Merl) Deinhart passed away on April 21, 2011 at home in Shoreline, WA at the age of 75., He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Darlene (Richards); loving father of Rhonda (Richard) Smith and Renee (Mark) Hearn; devoted Grandpa of Stefanie, Kristina, Devon and Blake., Merl thoroughly enjoyed his career as a Professor of Social Sciences at EDCC from 1969 to 1997., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2011 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3215 Larch Way, Alderwood Manor, WA 98036 with a reception to follow., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1215 4th Ave. #1400, Seattle, WA 98161; or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, address above.



Mildred F. Grella

Mildred F. GRELLA Mildred was born August 27, 1919 in Steelton, Pennsylvania to Lawrence and Florence Nessel and she passed away on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 in Bellevue, Washington with her family and friends by her side. Viewing will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 9:00 am until the Funeral Mass, 10:00 am at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, followed by Committal Prayers at Sunset Hills Mausoleum. The family invites you to share your remembrances of Mildred and sign the online guest register at



Naomi V. Clark

Naomi V. Clark died at her home April 16, 2011 at the age of 96. Born to Issac and Nola Parker March 10, 1915 in Spokane, she was a greater Spokane area resident throughout her life. She spent her childhood and high school years with the Walter Pinkham family on Half Moon Prairie, graduating from Deer Park High School in 1934. During her working career she was a secretary, finishing with a 20-year commitment to United Buckingham Freight Lines and its successors., The family enjoyed many years at Deer Lake where they owned property and once operated "Clark's Lakeside Inn", a familiar family restaurant noted for Naomi's homemade pies. For four years Naomi and family lived in a remote mining camp in Montana where her late husband was project manager and she ran the crew boarding kitchen. She embraced the rugged challenges with true pioneer spirit and frequently reminisced with fondness about both the difficulties and the beauty of the isolated setting., In later years Naomi was active in the YWCA Ambassadors Program, the Spokane Garden Club, and a variety of volunteer activities. She was a long-time member of Northwood Presbyterian Church., Naomi was preceded in death by her husband Arlie (Pat) Clark, and in later years her friend and traveling companion Joe Jantz of Ritzville. She is survived by son Ted Clark (Spokane) and his partner Gene Otto, and grandson Patrick Clark (Ritzville) and Mary Lira., A Memorial Service will be scheduled at Northwood Presbyterian Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions could be made to the YWCA, The Salvation Army Camp Gifford Fund (Deer Lake), or Northwood Presbyterian Church., Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST.



Nellie Anne Smith

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The family requests donations be sent to The First United Methodist Church of Olympia.



OBITUARY: Charles Eugene Taylor

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

Charles Eugene Taylor of Juliaetta died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at his home in Juliaetta. He was 75. He was born May 2, 1935, in Moscow, to Eugene and Earlen Stump Taylor. He lived and worked in Juliaetta all his life as a farmer, rancher, logger and skilled craftsman. He was also active in his local community as [...]



OBITUARY: Henry James 'Jim' Jones

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

Funeral services for Henry James "Jim" Jones, 80, a resident of Deary, Idaho, will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Faith Full Gospel Church, Onaway, Idaho, with Rev. Matt Hallson officiating. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Cemetery, Deary. Mr. Jones died Saturday evening at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho.Jim was born Sept. 12, [...]



OBITUARY: Lorinda Claire Warner

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

Lorinda Claire Warner, passed away Jan. 31, 2011, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Ed and Janice Olson of Colfax. She was born in Albion, Wash., on April 30, 1911, to James and Eva Kenoyer. The sixth of eight children.She graduated from Albion High School and went on to attend Huntington College in Huntington, Ind., majoring [...]



OBITUARY: Margaret De Mattia

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

A memorial service for Margaret De Mattia, 82, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. Mrs. De Mattia passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, at Leighs Elderly Care, Spokane Valley, Wash.She was born Dec. 15, 1928, at Palouse to William P. and Elizabeth (Spencer) Turnbow. She attended the Palouse schools and [...]



OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Heisler

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 AM 

Patricia "Pat" Ann Heisler, longtime Colfax resident, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at her home. She was 82. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. Urn burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery. Pat was born May 15, 1928, in Potlatch, Idaho, to Frank and May (Hart) Olfs. [...]



Orville "O.J." Bagley

BAGLEY, Orville "O.J." O.J. passed away April 20 at his home in Govan., He is survived by daughter Lydia Widmer, granddaughter Rhonda and grandson Lonnie (Ronda) Widmer and one step grandson and a step great grandson; daughter Sharon (Jim) Bostwick, granddaughter Terri (Todd) King and grandson Bob (Sharma) Bostwick and six great grandsons; daughter Doris Shore; son Bill (Peggy) Bagley, granddaughter Janet and grandson Wayne and two great grandsons and one great granddaughter; son Glen (Carol) Bagley, granddaughters Jenni (Tom) Cox and Jodi Beetchenow, grandson Brian and two great grandsons and two great granddaughters., Because of his fondness for kids and horses, memorials may be made to the Lincoln County 4-H Horse program, c/o Denise Wollweber, 16020 Polenski Rd., Edwall, WA 99008 or to the charity of your choice. At his request there will be no service., STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Wilbur, WA is caring for the family.



Orville Peterson

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Orville Tillman Anderson

Beloved husband and father Orville Tillman Anderson, a long-time resident of Edmonds, WA, passed away on April 22, 2011 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds in the company of family., Born on February 11, 1926 in Aberdeen, WA to parents Hannah and Tillman Anderson, Orville graduated from Quillayute High School in 1944 and then from Washington State University in Pullman., Orville married Arlene Hosack in 1952 and, after starting a career with the Boeing Company, they eventually settled in Edmonds. Orville worked for the Boeing Company for 32 years, retiring in 1987., Orville loved his family, boating and, after retirement, travel within the United States. He was a long-time member of the Lake City, and the Queen City Yacht Club in Seattle. He was a loving, compassionate man who was dedicated to his career, to his children and to his wife, Arlene, and he will be missed by all who knew him., Orville is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Arlene Anderson; daughter, Deborah Nicholson of Spokane; sons, Douglas Anderson of Monroe and Don Anderson of Bothell; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Jordan, Reagan and Colton., A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church located at 10220 238th Street SW, Edmonds, WA 98020 with a reception immediately following., Please share memories at



Orville Walter Peterson

Orville Walter PETERSON October 22, 1922~April 21, 2011 After 88 well-lived years Orville Peterson went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2011. Orville was born in Fairlight, Saskatchewan, Canada, while his parents were up from the states helping work the family farm. He was oldest of five children born to Carl and Rose Peterson. Orville lived in many cities in Washington and Oregon. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1941 and then served his country in the US Army during WWII. He served over seas in Germany, Czechoslovakia, France and Japan. Being discharged from the army, he went to work for Heater Glove in Columbia City where he met the love of his life, Donna Anderson. They were mar ried on August 23, 1947. He and Donna bought a home in Skyway where they raised four children: Lynda Paulsen (Fritz), Barbara Dena (Sal), Leslie Belmondo (Jeff) and Brian (LoriAnn, Denise). Orville was a diesel mechanic and worked for many years at A.H. Cox, Rental Machinery and finally retir ing from Star Machinery in 1989. He also served as water commissioner for Water District #69 for many years. Orville and Donna worked hard to provide a loving and stable home for their children. He taught his children the value of family, hard work, responsibility and to be thank ful. He was always available to help friends and neighbors and he was very proud of his country and flew his Unit ed States flag every day. Orville was active in bowling leagues, golfing, camping, coaching little league and soccer, a member of Skyway Metho dist Church and a lifetime member of the VFW. After retirement Orville and Donna built a home on Lake Sawyer in Black Diamond, WA. They enjoyed traveling and took many cruises, trips to Hawaii and several cross country road trips. Orville is preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his beloved son, Brian. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, nine grandchil dren and many great-grandchildren. A military service for Orville will be held on Friday, April 29th at 10:30 a.m. at the Tahoma National Ceme tery in Kent, WA followed by a cele bration of his life at 12:30 p. m. at Skyway VFW in Skyway, WA. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Orville's honor to the Skyway VFW Post #9430 building fund. Orville will be greatly missed by his family and friends.



Otto Amen

Passed away on April 24, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. He was the son of George and Anna (Schafer) Amen, born on July 22, 1912 on a farm half way between Ritzville and Odessa, WA. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1930, then worked on the family farm and in Odessa before attending Washington State College. He often credited the delay in starting college as a gift from God, because it allowed him to meet an entering freshman, Doris Jones, whom he later wed. Otto worded his way through college washing dishes, cleaning chemistry laboratories and stocking merchandise at clothing stores. He graduated in 1937 as a pharmacist and worked in Walla Walla and Spokane for a number of years. In 1939, Otto married Doris, who remained his partner for more than 71 years. When Otto's parents retired from farming, he and Doris took over that operation. He also continued working as a relief pharmacist in Ritzville and Odessa until 1967., Otto became active in the Trinity Methodist Church in Ritzville in various capacities,including lay leader, lay member to the Annual Conference, Sunday School Superintendent, and Chairman of the Board. Otto also was active in farm-related organizations. He served the Washington Association of Wheat Growers as its first secretary-treasurer, as second and first vice president and as its fourth president. Later he helped form the Washington Wheat Commission, served on the Board of the Adams County Soil Conservation District, the Board of Marcellus Grange Cooperative, and in the post of State Coordinator of the Food for Peace Program. A distinct highlight for Otto was his participation in an international trip to demonstrate the uses of wheat for peoples in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Japan, Ceylon and other countries around the world., For sixteen years, Otto represented citizens from farming communities in eastern Washington as a State Representative to the Legislature in Olympia. There, he served on the Agriculture Committee, chaired the Budget Committee, and was elected to the post of Speaker Pro Tem for four years. After retiring from legislative duties, Otto was appointed to a five-year term on the Public Disclosure Commission. A lifetime WSU Cougar fan, Otto served for several years on the WSU Alumni Board, and in 1984 received the Alumni Achievement Award., Otto and Doris remained on the family farm on the Adams/Lincoln County line after their retirement until moving to the Rockwood Manor Retirement Community in 2004. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home, visiting state and national parks, boating, fishing, golfing, and visiting with friends. Otto's major hobbies during most of his life include photography and woodworking, but after retirement he also branched out into stained glass design and oil painting., Survivors include his wife, Doris, now residing at Rockwood Manor in Spokane, two sons - Richard who lives in Del Mar, California with his wife Mary Lou, and Don who lives in The Villages, Florida with his wife Lucrecia - one grandson, Jonathan who lives in Chacago with his wife Mary - and one great grandson, Miles Otto., After graveside services for the immediate family, a memorial service will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church of Ritzville at 11 A.M., Friday, April 29, 2011., DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME, Ritzville, WA in charge of arrangements.



Pauline Pendergraft

Pauline PENDERGRAFT 91, SeaTac, WA. Services Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10:00 AM at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home. See 



Peggy Lynn Dougherty

Peggy, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend was born June 30, 1958 in Madison, WI. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving husband, sons and mother after a courageous battle with cancer on April 19, 2011., Peggy was loved by all and touched so many lives that were in contact with her., A memorial service will be held in Peggy's honor and will be followed by a celebration of her life., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at any Coastal Community Bank in honor of Peggy Dougherty, in support of Bastyr University Oncology Research Center, Kenmore, WA.



Philip F. Jones

On April 22nd, Philip Jones died peacefully in his sleep after a sudden illness with his family by his side. He was 91. He went to join both his dearly beloved wife, Mary Lou, the day after their 66th wedding anniversary, and also his beloved and greatly missed grandson, Andrew. He had 6 children, 4 grandchildren, and a great-grandson. We All Love You, Dad! At his request, no service will be held, but donations in his memory may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut St., Bellingham, WA 98225.



Phyllis Maxine (Sundt) Perry

Phyllis Maxine (Sundt) PERRY Phyllis passed away peacefully April 23, 2011, in Bellevue, Washington at the age of 90. She was born January 12, 1921 in Willmar, Minnesota to Martin and Vendla Sundt. Phyllis was the oldest of five children and attended Willmar High School. She left after her junior year to take care of her three sisters and brother while her mother worked. She moved to Seattle in 1942 and worked in a dry cleaning establishment. There she met the love of her life, Edward Perry. They were married on December 11, 1943. They raised three children in Seattle, later moving to Bellevue in 1965. Phyllis was a devoted wife and mother, and her home and family were her life. She took great pride and joy in her children, eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was a tremendous cook, talented gardener, loved creating quilts and crocheting blankets for all of her grandchildren and had a passion for dancing. Phyllis will be remembered for her unconditional love, youthful spirit, great strength, quick wit, positive attitude and warm smile. She loved life and laughter and was a true inspiration. She will be missed. "Hush, be still" Phyllis was preceded in death by her mother and father, sisters Jean, Lois, Carol and brother Ardell. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ed; sons Michael (Evelyn) Perry, Dennis (Kelli) Perry; daughter Karen (Terry) Keller; grandchildren Stefani (Joe) Arya, Antonio (Taryn) Perry, Nicole (John) Hutmacher, John (Kristen) Keller, Angela (Andy) Carroll, Ryan (Stacey) Keller, Danielle (Josh) Lineback, Rebecca Keller, Erich Perry, Craig Perry, Nicholas Perry and nine great grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks go out to Rozie Frentiu for her loving and compassionate care during Phyllis's last days. We are truly grateful. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phyllis's name to the Alzheimer's Association . A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, April 28, at 11:00 AM at Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.




Becki, 57, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011., She graduated with from Mount Vernon High School class of 1972; and from Skagit Valley College's LPN program in 1974., Becki was preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Bob, Jim and TJ Greene; sister, Cindy Greene; and her father, Robert S. Greene., Survivors are her 3 children, Mike Stinson and wife Adriana, Bobby Stinson and wife Deanne, Deah Louise Gabe and husband Matt; a sister Kathryn M. Kester and husband Jim; mother Suzanne Chase and husband Robert; 9 grandchildren; 2 nieces and 1 nephew., Memorial Church Service will be held Friday, April 29, at 11:00am at The Church By The Side of The Road, 3455 S. 14th St., Tukwilla, WA followed by a graveside inurnment at 2:00pm at Forrest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126.




Richard T. Jackson of La Conner passed away on April 23, 2011 at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle with his family at his side., Dick was born August 22, 1919 in Whitney, WA, and graduated from La Conner High School in 1937., Dick entered the, in 1942 and served during, . After being honorably discharged in 1945 he married Jean Mulder on September 22, 1945. Dick and Jean raised three children and lived in the Snee Oosh beach Hope Island area for over 60+ years. Jean passed away in 2008., Dick is survived by three children, Larry L. Jackson of La Conner, Sandra Bessner (Chuck) of Bothell, Ted M. Jackson of La Conner; two grandchildren, Scott Bessner of Cave Junction, Oregon, Melinda (Mark Petrick) of Portland, Oregon; two great-grandchildren, Andy and Tyler Petrick and an older brother Harry "Red" Jackson of Stanwood., Dick retired from 32 years at the La Conner Post Office in 1981. He was one of the first members of the Hope Island Fire Dept. for over 35 years. He loved to fish the river every chance he could, clam digging, hunting and crabbing and walking the beach for beach glass. He also loved to cut fire wood when they had a wood burning fireplace., Any donations should go to the Hope Island Fire Dept. A celebration of life will be held at The Snee Oosh Beach Club (old Hope Island Fire Hall) at 16846 Chilberg Ave., La Conner, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, May 21, 2011.



Raedene F. Radcliff

Raedene F. RADCLIFF 6-4-37 to 4-22-11 Raedene Francis Radcliff of Renton returned to the Lord on April 22, 2011. She went peacefully in her home with family by her side. Raedene married Bob Radcliff and they had four children. She was a homemaker and daycare provider. Raedene was preceded in death by her; mother, Sylvia Freel, father, Lamar Freel, brother, Lamar Freel JR and husband Bob Radcliff. Raedene is survived by; daughters, Dixie Bridges, Dawn Ryan; sons Robert Radcliff, Bryan Radcliff; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Ave NE in Renton. Viewing 9:00-11:00 a.m.



Ralph Joseph Desgroseillier

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Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Ralph Joseph Desgroseillier, 85, of Yakima, went to join his loving wife Mary on Friday April 22, 2011, thus answering his prayers to be reunited with her. Ralph was born on February 9



Richard Neal Brown

BROWN, Richard Neal, Richard passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Spokane, WA after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne; four children; David (Karen), Kevin (Patricia), Karin (Duane) and Debbie (David). He is also survived by eight grandchildren and a large extended family. Richard was born in Spokane, WA to Chester and Dorethy Brown on June 22, 1928. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and attended EWU. Richard married Joanne and they had 60 loving years together. He had a 40 year career with Pacific Northwest Bell and retired in 1988. He was a director of Telco Credit Union (now Primesource) for many years. Richard enjoyed boating, fishing, being at the lake, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren., A mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1517 East 33rd Ave., Spokane, WA on May 2, 2011 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church.



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Robert C. "Bobby" Johnson Jr.

Born May 25, 1928 in Minneapolis MN to Robert and Josaphine Johnson. Bob stepped into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ April 23, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. at the Spokane Dream Center on North Pines in Spokane Valley. Robert Johnson was a 1947 graduate of West Valley High School. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and had a born again experience in 1977. He married Leone Waddell at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Spokane July 16, 1955. He served in the, Air Force and was stationed in Alaska during the, . Bob worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 43 years, then 16 years at the Spokane International Airport. He was a past member of five local churches, most recently the Christian fellowship of the Spokane Dream Center. He is survived by his wife, Leone; son Rick Johnson (Mindy) of Hayden Lake ID, grandson Zechariah Johnson of Moscow ID, granddaughter Sherry Anne Johnson-Noka and great-grandson Taylor Johnson-Noka of Davenport WA, spiritual children Mike, Pam, Matt Siegel of Spokane, WA along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends around the world. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Randy Johnson. Please sign Bobby's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Robert C. Landis

Robert C. LANDIS Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, Bob Landis was born in Seattle to Fay and Charles Landis on March 10, 1925. Bob passed away on April 20th in his home surrounded by all of his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Carol Fisher Kendall Landis, sons Joel Kendall (Diane), Regan Landis (Cheryl), Tate Landis (Julie Freier) daughters Celia Landis Durham (Brad) and Penny Kendall Galloway (Scott), and sister Joan Arico (Larry). Bob was a World War II Navy veteran, having served for 3 years on the battleship, USS California in the South Pacific. Bob was a carpenter with his own company doing mostly commercial and residential remodeling. In 1966 he married Carol, who left her work in the National Marine Fisheries Service in the seventies to work with Bob. Together they bought, remodeled, and sold houses in north Seattle, while raising five active children. The family enjoyed skiing, camping, and traveling. In addition, Bob and Carol were members of the Bucks and Does Square Dance Club for about 30 years. A committed member of the Olympic View Community Church of the Brethren for many years, he became involved under their auspices in Disaster Relief. He helped rebuild homes damaged by floods and hurricanes. He worked in Louisiana, Alabama, Kansas, Oregon, Washington, and California. He will be remembered by all his friends as a caring man with a never-ending sense of humor. He was a really great guy. A celebration of his life will be held at the Olympic View Community Church, 425 N.E. 95th St., Seattle, WA 98115 on Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. A light lunch will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.



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Robert George Reiersgaard

Robert Reiersgaard, 81, of Vancouver, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Hickey Hospice House due to complications from Lymphoma. He was born the only child of Norma and George Reiersgaard in Rhame, North Dakota., Robert's family moved from Rhame to Great Falls, Montana in 1942. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1948. While in high school, he was selected to attend the first Boys' State in Montana for good citizenship., He excelled in math and went to work as a teller at the First National Bank in Great Falls. He served in the Air Force during the, in 1951-1952. He attended Great Falls Commercial College and worked as an office manager for Montana Hardware., He married Mary Katherine Kraft, July 18, 1959. In 1970 he founded R. G. R. Enterprises, a jewelry distributor, allowing him to combine his enjoyment of sales, travel and love of people in his vocation. Robert and Mary transferred their business and moved to Vancouver in 1990., Robert was confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Falls, and belonged to Faith Lutheran Church in Great Falls for 30 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Vancouver., He was a life-long fan of the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers. He volunteered at the Southwest Washington Convention and Visitor's Bureau. No one was a stranger to Bob and he enjoyed nothing more than sharing his sense of humor with others., Robert is survived by his children, Shan Rene Reiersgaard, Burnsville, Minnesota, Neil Douglas Reiersgaard (Lisa), Littleton, Colorado, Kent Steven Reiersgaard (Caanan), Seattle, WA; and grandchildren, Tara, Adam and Ryan. A 50th Anniversary Reunion was held at the Izaak Walton Inn in Glacier Park, Montana with all family members present., He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joe in August, 2010., A Memorial service will be held Friday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Internment will be at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial in Great Falls at a future time., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Free Diabetes Clinic or charity of your choice., Please view/sign his guestbook at



Robert T. "Bob" Lamson

Robert T. (Bob) LAMSON Oct. 30, 1914 ~ April 20, 2011 Noted aviation pioneer and sailor, Robert Lamson peacefully passed away at his home on April 20, 2011. Bob was born at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington on October 30, 1914 to Dr. Otis Floyd Lamson and Mrs. Armene Tashjian Lamson. He attended Madrona Elementary School, Garfield High School and graduated from the University of Washington in 1937 with a degree in chemistry. He continued his studies at the Boeing School of Aeronautics where he received a scholarship. With World War II imminent Bob received his Army Air Corps wings in 1940 at Randolf Field, Texas and spent two years as a fighter pilot instructor. He subsequently spent the next 10 years with Boeing Airplane Company and performed the first experimental test flights on nine different aircraft types. From 1952 until his passing Bob established himself in his second career as a commercial aviation consultant of great breadth. Many of his investigations were conducted for northwest corporations and institutions such as Alaska Airlines, Boeing Field/King County Airport, Airborne Air Freight, Wien Airlines and Weyerhaeuser. Lamson's third career, as an early and continuing expert in composite material technology for aircraft, began in 1965 when he built the Lamson L-106 Alcor, the world's first high altitude pressurized sailplane. The Alcor now hangs in the Seattle Museum of Flight Great Gallery. For the last ten years of his life, Bob continued to apply his composite materials expertise to consulting work with Aviation Partners, Inc, also in Seattle. Bob was one of Seattle's pioneering competitive sailors, and built his first sailboat at the age of 11. He was one of the founders of Seattle's Corinthian Yacht Club, and was also among Seattle's first ski racers as captain of the University of Washington's 1936 Ski Team. More important than anything in his life was Bob's devotion to his family. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, June Lowery Lamson, sister Armene Lamson Milliken, sons Robert D. Lamson and Stephen L. Lamson, daughters Wendy E. Lamson, Catherine J. Lamson, and Barbara Lamson Schmidt. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He is pre- deceased by his mother and father, brother Otis Lamson and a grandson Sean Omri. In lieu of flowers Bob's family requests donations to the Museum of Flight, or your favorite charity. A celebration of his life will be held at the Seattle Museum of Flight at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 in the Skyline Room.



Ronald Moran Smith

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Ronald S. Morgan

MORGAN, Ronald S., Passed away April 24, 2011 at his home in Spokane. He was born April 29, 1946 in Salem, OR to Elmer and Betty Morgan. He graduated from North Salem High School in 1964, then served in the, as a staff sergeant 1968-70 during the Viet Nam War. Ron married the love of his life Dana, March 18, 1972. He graduated with an AA in Drafting Technology from Chemeketa Community College and began work for CH2M Hill Engineering Consultants in Corvallis, OR in 1974. Ron moved his family to Spokane in 1980 and due to health issues he retired early in October 2002. He loved living his life playing baseball, golfing, camping, fishing and music. He was also an incredible artist who showed his creativity through building amazing birdhouses. Ron is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dana; 4 children Dan Morgan of Salem, OR, Bryn Dickson of Battle Ground, WA, Colby Fetters and Brittany Morgan Page of Spokane and their spouses; 4 grandchildren Aiden, Shay, Ella and Brooklyn; brother Darrel Morgan of Twin Falls, ID; sister Shirley Mickelson of Vancouver, WA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Ryan Shay Morgan. There was not one person who ever met Ron without falling in love with him. He had an amazing impact on an innumerable amount of people and will be infinitely missed. Memorial Service open to all 4:00PM Thursday April 28, 2011 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Spokane North Stake Center, 401 W. Regina Ave. A memorial fund has been set up in his name through Spokane Teachers Credit Union.



Rose R. Parker

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



Ruth Ann Marie Springer

Ruth Ann Marie "Penny" Springer passed away peacefully on April 23, 2011, in Richland, WA, at age 77. Penny was born on February 19, 1934 to parents John and Edna (Nelson) Tufto in Noonan, North Dakota. Penny lived in North Dakota until age seven when she moved with her family to a farm just west of Spokane, WA. She attended Arlington, Great Northern and Groving grade schools. Mom graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in January 1952, where she was a majorette. She received her nurse's aide training at Lewis & Clark High School., She met her future husband, Donald R. Springer in April 1950 at a dance and they were married in Spokane on March 8, 1952. Her husband was in the US Navy so they were off to California, later to Great Lakes, IL and then back to San Diego, CA., Upon Don's discharge in February 1955 they lived in Seattle, Colbert, Clayton, Deer Park, Oroville, Yakima and finally in Prosser. They continued to make Prosser their home for the past 43 years. All four of their children graduated from Prosser High School., Penny was a Den Mother, Camp Fire Leader, and an avid bowler, participating in all state and some national tournaments. Mom worked as a nurse's aide, a grocery checker, a receptionist in a doctor's office, and at Sehnert's Bakery in Prosser. Mom was a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and sewing outfits for the grandkids. Mom also taught all her granddaughters how to make the traditional Norwegian lefse. She dearly loved her children, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and helping other folks., After Dad's retirement, Mom and Dad embarked on a genealogy project. They enjoyed all the travel, researching and interviewing relatives and especially, any time their trips took them anywhere near Nevada so they could get their casino fix., Penny is survived by her husband Donald of 59 years, two sons, Steve (Bev) Springer (Chris, Greg, Jenny) of Yakima, and Dale Springer (Quentin, Dalen) of Yakima; two daughters, Cindy (Paul) Cross (Nate, Sarah, Laura) of Richland, and Susan (Joel) Stephens (Jeff, Adam, Jessica) (Jennifer, Brittney, Courtney, Amy, Jordan, Tyler) of St. Johnsbury, VT. Penny is also survived in total by 11 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and five great-grandchildren (Avery, Amelia, Aiden, Hannah and Lelia)., She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edna Tufto, and two brothers, Duane and Swede Tufto., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lower Valley Bowling Association or the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, care of Prosser Funeral Home, 1220 Sheridan Ave, Prosser, WA 99350., Viewing will be held Friday, April 29, 2011, from 4-8pm at PROSSER FUNERAL HOME. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30th at 11am at the Prosser Funeral Home followed by an interment at East Prosser Cemetery. Afterwards, please join the family for a reception at the Prosser Senior Center, 1231 Dudley Ave.



Ruth G. Pinter

Ruth G. PINTER Aug. 13, 1917 ~ April 23, 2011 Funeral Mass begins 11:00 a.m. on Thur. April 28, at Holy Family Church 7355 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. For full obituary, viewing times and photos, please sign the family's on-line guest book at Arrangements by Flintofts Funeral Home 425-392-6444.



Ruth I. Ray

Ruth I. RAY Ruth Ione Ray passed away on April 2, 2011 in Othello, Washington. Born in Coquille, Oregon on May 16, 1920 to Gladys and Earl Graham. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Cal Ray and her daughter Jackie Corner. Ruth was a 1994 inductee of the Trapshooting Hall of Fame in Vandalia, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington next to her beloved husband Calvin Del Ray on April 29th at 11:00 a.m. God bless you Ruth!



S'Rae Alberts

S'Rae ALBERTS S'Rae Alberts, noted portrait art ist, passed away January 5, 2011, at the Foss House in Seattle. Born Shirley Rae Stronach in Cheney, WA, she would have been 92 in March. A celebration of her life will be held at Evergreen Washel li, 11111 Aurora Ave North, May 14, at 2 P.M., in the chapel. She is survived by her nieces Peggy Conley and Jan Conley Waldrup, her nephew Steve Conley, and many great nieces and nephews and friends. We all cherished her and will miss her terribly! To view the complete obituary and to sign her guest book, visit www.



SFC Mario M. Alegria

SFC Mario M. ALEGRIA SFC Mario M. Alegria proudly and faithfully served his country for 32 years as a member of the US ARMY and Washington Army National Guard. He served through Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Mario was born in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1977. He died unexpectedly on April 13, 2011 while stationed in Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs, CO. He leaves behind his wife of almost 22 years, Marissa and his only daughter, Andrea (Andy). There are no words to describe how much he will be missed by his family and countless friends all over the world. He touched many people with his unselfish nature, his compassion, and quick smile. Mario was looking forward to his retirement scheduled for this summer to spend more time at home with his family that he loved and took good care of. Our lives are forever changed with the loss of Mario as a husband, a father, brother, son, uncle, nephew and best friend. Once you meet him, he will be your friend for life. The Viewing is scheduled on Wednesday, April 27th & Thursday, April 28th from 1:00 - 8:00 PM at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188. Vigil Service is scheduled on Friday, April 29th, 7:00 PM at St. Edwards Church, 4205 S Orcas St. Seattle, WA 98118. The Funeral Mass is scheduled on Saturday, April 30th, 11:00 AM at St. Edwards Church, 4205 S Orcas St. Seattle, WA 98118. The Burial will be held at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188. Friends and family are welcomed to attend all services. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at:




Susan Irene (Cushen) Curtis, age 70, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, Washington., She was born on December 29, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Washington the daughter of Robert and Irene (Burford) Cushen., Susan was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the Class of 1959. In 1957 she was crowned Loggerodeo Queen during the 4th of July festivities., Susan spent most of her life living in Skagit County where she worked for Draper Valley Farms for 20 years and for Wal-Mart for over 10 years., Susan enjoyed baking, sewing, spending time at her cabin in Winthrop, collecting Mickey Mouse and Elvis memorabilia and being with her children and grandchildren. She also cherished the special times and events she spent with her five girl friends from high school, Sharon, Billie, Pam, Patty and Patti and she took pride in her home and was always willing to warmly welcome anyone to come on in., Susan will be remembered for always having a big warm smile on her face., Susan is survived by her longtime companion, Roger Cory of Burlington; four sons, Ronnie Curtis of Sedro-Woolley, Wesley Curtis and his wife Katie of Sedro-Woolley, Jesse Henderson of Burlington and William Cory of Ft. Bragg, Georgia; two daughters, Maureen Pritchard and her husband Ted of Concrete and Judy Zavala and her husband Ed of Burlington; 13 grandchildren, David and Daniel Wells, Christopher Dickerson, Kayla and Stephen Jordan, Riley and Maddy Pritchard, Taya and Tanner Zavala, Julia, Bailey and Karli Curtis, and Elizabeth Cory; and 8 great-grandchildren; her brother, Bob Cushen of Sedro-Woolley; nephews, Richard and Bob Cushan and niece, Stephanie Wilhonen, and a sister-in-law, Gloria Cushen., She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Irene; 2 daughters, Joyce Wells and Jani Singh; uncle and aunt, Dick and Ruth Cushen, and an uncle, Harry Cushen., A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:00PM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Wendy Tingley of Trinity United Presbyterian Church officiating. A potluck fellowship will follow the services at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Burlington Cemetery., The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses in the ICU at United General Hospital for the care given to Susan., Please share your memories of Susan and sign the online guestbook at



Sherry A. Edwards

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Silvia Rose Starr

Was born June 23, 1943 at their family farm east of Coeur d'Alene., She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Silvia loved gardening and was an excellent seamstress who spent many years in fabric sales. She lost a three year struggle with cancer on April 24, 2011 at her home surrounded by family. She is survived by daughters Michelle Shewell, Dezerae Gamble, son Daniel Johnson, brothers Donald, Stanley, and Grant Stowe, sister Susan Worsfold, and partner Patrick Porter. Memorial services will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park 5200 West Wellesley Avenue, Spokane on Saturday April 30 at 3:00 pm.



Stanley Irvan Egger

Stanley Irvan Egger, 68, of Everett died Friday, April 24, 2011 in Everett, Washington., Services will be announced at a later date., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory.



Terance Basil "Terry" Gosline

Of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away April 24, 2011 at the Kootenai Medical Center of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. He was born December 14, 1923 at Mizpah, Minnesota; Terry was the son of Thomas and Hazel (LaBrie) Gosline., Terry attended and graduated from the Northhome High School of Northhome, Minnesota in 1943. He served as a medic in the, during WW II., Terry married the love of his life, Phyllis Hanson, on August 24, 1951 at Bemidji, Minnesota; they were together nearly fifty years, until Phyllis passed away in August of 2000., Terry moved west in 1957 to begin his construction career working his way up to crane operator and eventually to superintendent of construction for Hanson Construction of Spokane, Washington, building many of the bridges and over passes through the valley on I-90. Terry later owned his own construction business and Gosline's Mobile Home Park in Pinehurst, Idaho., Terry was an active member of the community, serving in many organizations such as the Kellogg, , the Masonic Lodge and the Good Sams R.V. Club. He also served on the Pinehurst Planning and Zoning and Shoshone County Planning and Zoning Commissions., Terry loved and enjoyed the outdoors and hunting; he was also a pilot and enjoyed flying., Terry is survived by one son Thomas (Cindy) Gosline of Pinehurst, Idaho; one daughter Janice (Doug) Higbee of Cataldo, Idaho; five grandsons Terry (Haley) Gosline, Matthew Gosline, Barney Higbee, Jake Higbee and Charlie (C.J.) Higbee; and one great-granddaughter Abigail Gosline; his long time special friend Irma Cleveland of Pinehurst, Idaho; two sisters Rita Wilder of Houston, Texas and Mary Ann Schalin of Great Falls, Montana; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Phyllis, and one brother Keith., Cremation was held and memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Pinehurst, Idaho with Rev. Ken Bartle officiating. There will be a potluck reception at the church following services., You may sign Terry's on-line guest book at, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.



Thomas E. Rogers

Thomas E. ROGERS Tom challenged cancer for over two years and went home to our Lord on April 19, 2011 at the age of 62. He was the beloved husband of Melodie, loving father of three sons, Tim, William (Janica), and Rudy (Polly) Rogers. He was the proud Grampa of Grace, Lillian and Rudy Rogers. Tom also leaves behind his sister, Patricia Braman (Dan), mother-in-law Lindy Vrtnar, four nieces, two nephews and a large extended family that he dearly loved. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Ben and Amy Rogers, brother and sister-in-law Ken and Diana Rogers, and father-in-law, Rudy Vrtnar. Tom was a well-known figure in the Seattle transportation industry and was honored by the Seattle Transportation Club as their Professional of the Year in 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle on Thurs., April 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity. Rest, Tom, we'll love you and miss you forever.



Thomas J. Holdych

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Violet Ruth Root

Violet Ruth Root, age 91, passed away April 22, 2011 in Shoreline, WA., She is the beloved sister of Shirley Ross, Gladys Swartz and Marcella Janssen., She was preceded in death by her parents, Orin Root Sr. and Nellie C. Root; brothers, Orin Root Jr., Dwight Root and Loran Root., A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, she taught second grade in Japan and Korea., A viewing will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2011 followed by graveside services at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home and Cemetery.



Virginia L. "Ginny" Pittman

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at her home in Spokane. Ginny was born July 19, 1924 to Al and Jo Teal in Walla Walla, Washington. She attended school at Clyde until moving to Whitman County in 1936. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1942 and went on to graduate from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1946. She worked as a registered nurse at the Bryant and Wiseman clinic, St. Ignatius Hospital and Whitman Community Hospital all in Colfax. She retired from nursing in 1971., She and Jack Pittman were married March 21, 1948 at Colfax. They had just recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. They farmed in the Mockonema area from 1961 until 1997 when they retired from farming. They moved to Hill-Ray Plaza in Colfax in 2008 and recently completed a move to Spokane. Ginny is survived by her husband Jack at their home in Spokane and three sons and their wives; Terry and Susie, Spokane; Scott and Rhonda, Colfax; Jeff and Tammy, Pasco. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Shelby Hennigar (Charly), Colfax; Tiffany Stanley, Spokane; Jeff Pittman, Colfax; Kara Powers (Andrew), West Richland; John Pittman, Ferndale; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Al., Ginny was an avid reader and she served as president of the Friends of the Whitman County Library for many years. In 2010, Ginny received Friend of the Year honors from the Washington Library Association for her leadership and dedication to the Whitman County Library District. Among Ginny's accomplishments were huge increases in Friends' membership, two successful cookbook projects, expanded support for countywide programming, and a fundraising drive that brought in more than $130,000 for the renovation of the Colfax Library. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Washington State Grange. She was active in women's golf league in Colfax; was a wonderful cook and loved baking; and she enjoyed sewing and tole painting., A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 29 at 2:00 pm at the Colfax United Methodist Church with Pastor Lynn Nelson presiding. The family suggests memorials be made to the Friends of the Whitman County Library in Colfax. On-line guest book is at



Waldemar KEIL

Waldemar KEIL In Loving Memory of Waldemar Keil 1926 ~ 2011, of Renton died April 21, 2011 in Auburn, WA. He lived in Renton for 49 years. Worked at Bethlehem Steel Company for 25 yrs as a Steel Worker, Preceded by sister Irma Latozke of Cavalier, ND; brothers Hubert Keil of Cle Elum, WA and Alex Keil of Bramsch, Germany. Survived by sons; Ken and Denis Keil; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson. Celebration of Life to be held 1:00 pm: Friday April 29, 2011, Cross & Crown Lutheran Church 10940 SE 168th St. Renton, WA 98055



Wilbern "J" Morgan

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:00 PM

Our father, Wilbern "J" Morgan, went to be with his Lord on April 20, 2011. He was a longtime resident of East Wenatchee, WA. "J", as he liked to be called, was born in Paragould, AR on June 11, 1924. He served in the Army Parachute Division during WWII and was a Paratrooper and Sergeant at the time of his discharge. He was a hard working man his whole life and took care of his family.



William Donald Mackin

On April 20, 2011, W. Don Mackin passed away unexpectedly while sleeping at home in Ashland, Oregon. He was 73. He lived, worked and raised his family in Moscow, Idaho from 1963 to 1995. His public leadership included service as Mayor of Moscow and Idaho State Senator. Don is survived by his wife of 20 years, Elisabeth Zinser, his children, Brian and Darla Kaye, six grandchildren, and extended family. He touched organizations and communities, and made many friends across Idaho, Washington, Kentucky, and Oregon., Funeral services in Oregon will be held at the Craterian Theatre in Medford on May 7 at 10:30 a.m. Services in Idaho will be held in the Administration Building at the University of Idaho in Moscow on May 15 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the University of Idaho Foundation (, ) for a Don Mackin Tree planting and the Zinser-Mackin Arboretum Endowment., Arrangements: LITWILLER-SIMONSEN FUNERAL HOME, Ashland, OR



William Granville Dourte, Jr., Major (USAF, Ret.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:00 PM 

William Granville Dourte, Jr., Major, (USAF, Retired), 80, of Austin, TX, passed away on April 24, 2011, at the St. David South Austin Medical Center, following an extended illness. The eldest of three brothers, Bill was born September 30, 1930, to William G. Dourte, Sr. and Ruby Steele Dourte in Wenatchee, WA. As a young man, Bill's passion for flying led him to a 24 year U.S. Air Force career, beginning in 1948.

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