Thursday, April 28, 2011

Washington Obituaries 04/28/2011



Andrew Paul Kerby "Lunchbox" age 44 of Mount Vernon passed away April 20th, 2011 at home., Andrew was born and raised in Redondo Beach, CA but resided in Mount Vernon the past 14 years., Andrew had a passion for horse racing, his family and for helping people. "If we lined up every car in this valley that Andrew worked on we could circle this town twice"., He enjoyed and was grateful for his job at Balmar and his friends there., Andrew was preceded in death by his parents., He is survived by a brother Joe, two sisters Jackie and Carmela and their respective families all of Redondo Beach, CA. Daughter Janice (Jared) Sanchez and grandson Ozwald Sanchez of Wisconsin, son, Logan (12), daughter, Cyndi (10) who had resided at the family home in Mount Vernon and Cheri McMackin, the love of his life. Jennifer, Nate, Cody, Jerriann and granddaughter McKenna. Numerous good friends and "extended" family., A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 with an open house from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. please come and share your memories of Andrew at 214 No. 7th St., Mount Vernon., Thank you to family, friends, neighbors and teachers who helped Cheri, Logan and Cyndi during this sorrowful time.




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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.



Alison "Aly" Burns

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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.



Anthony "Burl" Coghill

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Ashley Ann Balding

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeRILEY CITY, KS - Ashley Ann Balding, 24, passed away Tuesday April 19, 2011, in Riley City, Kansas as the result of a gun accident. Ashley was born in Yakima, Washington on February 25,



Benjamin Carl Simmons

Benjamin Carl Simmons passed peacefully to his Heavenly home on April 21. He was home, surrounded by family who lovingly cared for him during his last days. Carl was the sixth of eight children born to Martin and Mary Simmons in Clinton, WA on November 23, 1934. His father was one of ten children born in Clinton to Jacob and Halvorine Simmons., He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret, Mary Louise and infant, Caroline; brother, Stanley; and grandson, Timothy Roth., He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ethel; brothers, Rev. Martin (Lois) Simmons and Roy (Marilyn) Simmons; sister, Barbara (Dan) Kyllo; children, Don (Suzy) Simmons, Kathy (Peter) Roth, Kenon (Sherri) Simmons, Lynette (Chris) Gallagher and Loren (Jeni) Simmons; grandchildren, Emily (Ryan) Brotherton, Ben (Anne) Simmons, Luke and Caleb Roth, Brandon, Carly and Taylor Simmons, Ashley (Travis) Van Overbeke, Katelyn Gallagher, Jacob, Samantha and Audrey Simmons; great-grandchildren, twins Evie and Ella Brotherton, Katherine Simmons and baby girl Van Overbeke due in July; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., Carl graduated from Langley High School in 1952 and Edison Technical School in 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Ethel Knaplund, on April 17, 1955. They were blessed with five children., His relationship with God was the most important in Carl's life. He loved his church family and had many close friends in the community. He was a charter member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Langley where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and served as a trustee and elder for many years., He served as a volunteer fireman for fifty years at the Clinton station and was an original member of the rescue squad. He enjoyed his time on the fire department and considered his service a way to contribute to the community., Carl had many occupations. He was a truck mechanic, a TV repairman and assistant at Knaplund hardware, a building contractor, a plumber and glass glazier. In 1968 he started his own company, Simmons Glass. His son, Kenon, took over the business in 1996 and Carl enjoyed working part-time., In 1999, Carl's heart was damaged by a virus. His prognosis was bleak but being a fighter and with the help of modern medicine and skilled doctors, he enjoyed many more years. In November, 2008 he became a part of the heart pump trial program at the University of Washington Medical Center., Carl loved to travel and enjoyed three overseas trips as well as many journeys around the US, most with at least one or two grandkids coming along. For six winters, he and Ethel traveled in their fifth wheel to Arizona where they loved spending time with his brothers and sisters., His happiest moments were spent with his family. He loved each one unconditionally and always talked about how blessed he was., The family would like to thank Hospice of the Northwest, Cardiac Care at the Everett Clinic and Providence Hospital and the wonderful staff at the UW Medical Center. Special thanks to the heart pump coordinators for their care and support. We also appreciated the support of our church family and friends throughout the community., Memorial gifts may be given to the Everett Gospel Mission, PO Box 423, Everett 98206 or a youth program at the church of your choice., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30 the at C & MA Church of Langley. Arrangements provided by Visser Funeral Home.



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.



Brent Stanley Miller

MILLER, Brent Stanley, Brent was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane area. Brent graduated from Ferris High School in 1997 and went on to attend North Idaho College, Spokane Falls Community College, and the University of Idaho. In 2009, he graduated from the Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design., Brent was very active and enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding, playing guitar, traveling, painting, hanging out with friends, and being a "ladies man." His witty sense of humor always kept us on our toes and put a smile on our face. Brent was very particular, and had a style all his own. He was loving, free spirited and had a heart of gold., Brent was dearly loved, and will be sadly missed by his mother Bernadine Oliver, father Doug Miller, older brother Derek Miller, younger sister Toree Miller, grandparent Ann Walson, grandparents Marvin & Shirley Miller, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Although he will be missed greatly, his soul is now at peace. He will forever remain in our memories and our hearts., A celebration of his life will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th St. in Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 with Pastor Mike Grabenstein officiating., Donations in his honor may be made to: Spokane Parks Foundation -" Brent Miller, PO Box 2021, Spokane, WA 99201 or also online at, The donations will go toward the building of the skate park Under the Freeway., Donations may also be made to : Paradigm Skate Supply -" Brent Miller, 226 S. Washington St., Spokane, WA 99201. The donations will go toward the purchase of skateboard equipment for at risk kids., YATES FUNERAL HOME, Coeur d'Alene Chapel , is entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit Brent's online memorial and sign his guest book at



Charles "Slim" Rains, Jr.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:00 PM

Charles "Slim" Rains Jr. passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at his home. He was born August 8, 1929, to Charles Sr. and Lona Rains. Charlie lived his entire life in Malott, WA and graduated from Okanogan High School. He married Peggy Schmidt of Mansfield, WA, in June of 1949.



Charles Christopher Creagh O'Morchoe

Charles Christopher Creagh O'MORCHOE, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. Dr. Charles C.C. O'Morchoe died peacefully at his home in Poulsbo, Washington on April 18th surrounded by family and friends after a 14 year battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Quetta, India (Pakistan) on May 7th, 1931 to Niall and Jessie (Joly) O'Morchoe. He married Patricia Jean O'Morchoe, M.D. on September 15th, 1955 in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. O'Morchoe received his undergraduate education at Dublin University, Ireland and obtained his medical degrees from Trinity College, Dublin University School of Medicine, Ireland and a postgraduate medical degree (M.D.) by thesis and oral examination in 1961. He earned his Ph.D. (1968) and D.Sc. (1981) from Dublin University. He trained in Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Halifax general Hospital in Halifax, England. He was then appointed as a Lecturer in Anatomy at the Dublin University School of Medicine (1957-61 and 1963-65), also as a Lecturer and later Associate Professor of Physiology (1966-68). He was a Visiting Lecturer in Physiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine (1961-62) and Instructor in Anatomy at Harvard Medical School (1962-63). He served as Associate Professor, Professor and subsequently Acting Chairman at the Department of Anatomy at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore (1968-1974). Charles served as a Consultant on Medical Education as Visiting Professor of Physiology for the World Health Organization with the S.M.S. Medical College in Jaipur, India (3 month appointments in both 1967 and 1971). He then served as Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL (1974-84). He subsequently became Regional Dean at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Professor of Anatomical Sciences and of Surgery, until his retirement in 1998. At the time of his death, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Medicine (Division of Oncology) at University of Washington, Seattle. Throughout his academic career, Dr. O'Morchoe maintained an active research program related to the study of renal lymphatic flow and its changes in various pathological and physiological conditions. In total, he authored over 182 papers, chapters and books, many of which were in conjunction with his wife Patricia Jean O'Morchoe, M.D. He served on over 51 committees and boards, including as Chairman of the American Association of Anatomy, as President of the International Society of Lymphology and as President of the North American Society of Lymphology. He was editor of six peer-reviewed journals. During his career, he received numerous honors and awards for excellence in teaching and research. Beyond the academic environment, Charles enjoyed many other enriching activities and hobbies which brought him great joy. He loved pleasure boating on many U.S. water ways and taking great care of his collection of classic cars. He was an active member of the Rolls Royce Owners Club in which he most recently enjoyed driving on the Oregon Experience tour with his family. Charles also enjoyed fine woodworking, filling the homes of family and friends with picture frames and decorative pieces. He enjoyed working in his garden and maintaining extensive stamp and coin collections. After retiring in 1998, Dr. O'Morchoe moved with his wife to Poulsbo, Washington where he was an active parishioner at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island. Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Patricia, and is survived by his brother, David, of Gorey, Ireland; his two sons, Charles (Susan), of Gurnee, IL, and David (Patrice), of Poulsbo, WA; and his four grandchildren, Katherine, Brendan, Caitlin and Christopher. Funeral services will be held on May 7th at 3:00 PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1187 Wyatt Way, Bainbridge, WA, 98110. Memorial contributions can made to The Joly-OMorchoe Exchange Fellowship Fund or the Patricia J and Charles CC OMorchoe Fellowship in Leadership Skills Award Fund at The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, c/o UOI Foundation, 1305 North Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family at Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, WA.



Charles Roy Serl

Charles Roy Serl Was born in Sumas Washington on Feb 6, 1918, and passed away at Tacoma General Hospital on Tuesday April 26, 2011. A versatile creative man of many capabilities, his working years included 26 years as the maintenance manager of the Times Oil Company from which he retired. A love affair with boating led to the position of Commodore of the Fircrest yacht club, as well as commander of the Tacoma Power Squadron. He was also an avid RVer. He was a member of the 1918 club, the



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.



Clarence Schoessler

Passed away April 25, 2011 in Spokane. A life long resident of the Ritzville area, Clarence was born November 22, 1919 on the family farm 14 miles NW of Ritzville. His parents were Jacob and Pauline (Schmidt) Schoessler., Clarence graduated from Ritzville High School in 1937 and served in the US Army during, . He returned to the family farm where he worked and lived until moving into the Rose Gardens Estates in Ritzville three years ago. Surviving is a brother Harold (Doris) Schoessler of Ritzville, a sister Esther Foley of Spokane and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Mary Schwan and Hannah Lovik, and a half sister Selma (Saly) Morrell. Visitation will be held and the Danekas Funeral Home from 1 to 5 PM on Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM, at the DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME, Ritzville, WA . Burial with vault interment will follow at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ritzville Lions Club Legion Building Project, C/O Jim Leffel, 219 W. Main St., Ritzville, WA 99169 or a charity of your choice.



DEATH NOTICE: Anna Mae Morscheck

Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Anna Mae Morscheck, 84, of Lewiston and formerly of Genesee, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Royal Plaza Care Center of Lewiston. Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. [...]



Dale Pitsenburger

Dale Pitsenburger July 9, 1925 - April 25, 2011 Dale went home to the Lord after a long illness of heart problems. He was surrounded by family and friends. Dale was a 



Dana William Dilley

Dana William DILLEY November 3, 1958~April 22, 2011 Dana passed away Friday April 22, 2011 in Seattle, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed by his family, as well as those lucky enough to be considered his friend. Dana grew up in Shoreline, WA and attended Shoreline High School (1977). Dana had a giant heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. The world has lost a great man. The beloved son of William and Marilyn Dilley, brother of Julie Pinard (husband Mark, nephews Chris and Tim), daughters Tatum, April and his beautiful son Cody. We will forever miss you Dad, and carry you close to us in our hearts. Service to be held Friday April 29, 20011-11am, St. Marks, 18033 15th PL NE Shoreline, WA 98155. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association or Seattle Select Baseball Scholarship fund.



Daniel L. Dougherty

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David Carroll

Mr. Carroll was born March 13, 1934 in Berkeley, CA and moved to Spokane, WA in 1937. He graduated from North Central High School in 1952 and from Stanford University in 1957 with a degree in Metallurgy. He served in the U.S., Ordnance Corps as a 1st Lt. in Germany 1958-1960 where he met and married his beloved wife Eleonore (Hurst). As a scientist with General Electric and Battelle Northwest Labs in Richland, WA he did basic research in the field of plutonium ceramics 1960-1965. As a senior scientist in California for TRW, Inc. 1965-1976 he carried out research on metals and ceramics for use in nuclear powered generators for spacecraft. Two of his inventions are on crafts that have left the solar system. Since 1976 Mr. Carroll has been a co-owner and officer of the System Amusement and Mel Carroll and Associates corporations in Spokane, WA. He is survived by: his loving wife of 51 years, Eleonore Carroll; daughter, Nicole Carroll of NY; son, Patrick Carroll of Sarasota; brother, Robert Carroll of Spokane, WA; grandchildren; Bryon, Daniel, Jessica, Stephanie, and Mehla; and three great-grandchildren., A celebration of Dave's life will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Village Walk Town Center in Sarasota., In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Humane Society of Sarasota County in the name of David Carroll at, or 941-955-4131.



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.



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



Dixie Hamel

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

VANCOUVER - Dixie Hamel, longtime Yakima resident, passed away April 24, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was 78 years old. She was a retired LPN2 nurse. She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital for many years. Dixie was proud of being 



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.



Dorothy L. Coleman

A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 30, 2011 at Evergreen Christian Community, 1000 Black Lake Blvd, Olympia, WA. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to Evergreen Christian Community's Building Fund. 



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.



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



Elmer J. Roose

Elmer J. Roose passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Bellingham. He was 84, born June 24, 1925 in Bellingham to Ernest and Helen (Kubbermus) Roose. Elmer worked in a furniture plant before joining the 



Erna L. Corbett

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Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Ethel (Mulkey) Carmichael

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Ethel (Mulkey) Carmichael was born September 6, 1921, in Philomath, OR, the fourth of ten children born to parents, Gladys and Wayne Mulkey. During World War II, she worked as a Secretary at the Army base, Camp Adair, in Oregon. There, she met William Edward Carmichael. They married on January 16, 1944, and had three children.



Ethel Baird

Ethel Baird of Arlington, WA passed away on April 25, 2011. No services are currently scheduled. 



Felix "Jack" Wingerter

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsFelix "Jack" Wingerter, 79, went to live with the Lord on April 24, 2011. Jack was born on September 23, 1931 in Linton, ND, to Joseph and Anna (Bollinger) Wingerter. He moved to th



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.



Fred Griffin

Fred GRIFFIN Born on July 9, 1931, died peacefully at home April 23, 2011. Fred Griffin, a recognized North west artist and teacher, taught Graphic Design at the Burnley School of Professional Art and The Art Institute of Seattle. A graduate of the University of Washington and the Chouinard Art Institute, Fred's teaching career spanned 53 years. He retired in February 2011. Fred Griffin is survived by his son, Fredric, his daughter, Gina, his wife, Anita, and their families including his five grandchildren. A private burial service has been held at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle. Friends who wish to send a tribute, please donate to the graphic design student scholarship fund at the Art Institute of Seattle: Please make your donation 'in memory of Fred Griffin' to EDMC Education Foundation, Attn: Ruth Summers, P.O. Box 15213, Portland, ME 04112. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Gladys M. Hendry

Gladys M. Hendry, 87, of Everett, WA, passed away on April 26, 2011., She was born on October 7, 1923 in Harwood, ND to John Stengrund and Mathilda Haugen Stengrund. A graduate of Everett High School, Gladys married Lewis B. Hendry on May 21, 1943. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was active in the Central Lutheran Church in Everett. In her free time, she loved reading and gardening., Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mathilda; and brothers, Melford and Arnold., She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Dennis) Cooper, Arnold (Mary) Hendry, Dennis (Julie) Hendry and Duane Hendry; as well as ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren., A celebration of Gladys' life will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway, Everett., A reception will follow the service.



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:



Jack T. Washburn

Jack T. Washburn passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was 83, born January 5, 1928 in Blaine to Merritt and Dottie (Seargent) Washburn. Jack attended Birch Bay Elementary and Blaine School District. A mechanic at heart, he owned and operated Washburn Sand and Gravel Excavating. He enjoyed his family and friends, fishing and camping. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers. He is survived by his wife Arlene, whom he married in 1948; children, Carol Payne, Diane Peterson, Dean Washburn, Jackie Nolte; grandchildren, Brian Siverson, Bobbie Hall, Joshua Peterson, Ben Washburn; great-grandchildren, Hannah Fleming, Logan Hall, Austin Peterson; and numerous nieces and nephews, and other family members. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice or Stafholt Good Samaritan Society in Blaine. Visitation will be Friday, April 29, from Noon to 1 PM, with a funeral service at 1 PM, at Moles Greenacres Funeral Home. You may share your memories of Jack in the online guestbook at



James E. "Jim" Hofacker

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James Edwin "J.E." Burns

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

After 94 years of a happy and fulfilled life, longtime Quincy resident, James E. Burns, peacefully passed away on April 23, 2011. Family and friends will miss him, but will always cherish the memories of time spent with him fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, golfing, gardening and the many other life events that were a part of his very active life.



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.



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.



Jean (Brewster) Harris

Jean HARRIS (Brewster) Age 85, died tragically by drowning in a one car accident Thursday evening, April 21st. She was born on December 17, 1925, in Baudette, Minnesota. She spent most of her life in the Burien area. She was retired from Sears as a telephone operator in retail sales. She was a member of Eagles, VFW, Red Hats, and card clubs. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 29, @ 12:30 PM at the Eagles Club in White Center, 10452 - 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146.



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 Philip Becker

John Philip BECKER Born December 18, 1934 in Scotland, South Dakota passed away April 19, 2011 in Auburn ,WA He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Anne Becker. John is survived by his brother, Ronald Becker (Pam), daughter Kimberly Harkins, (Robert), Son Randall Becker (Arwen) and 5 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held April 30, 2011, 11am, at King of Kings Lutheran Church 18207 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA.



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.



Joseph Lee Meyer

Born 4/3/52 died 4/24/11. Joe was a long time Barber in the Spokane area. Joe died on Easter Sunday. He will be missed. He is survived by his father Joseph J. Meyer, siblings Rich, Dave, Kathy, and Jennifer Meyer and Debbie Weaver. 



Juanita Kinney

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral HomePROSSER - Juanita Helen Kinney passed away, with her son Clifford R. Steelman and daughter-in-law, Rita McClure at her side, at Sheffield Manor in Prosser on April 21, 2011 after a short illness caused by



Juanita Vasquez

Survivors include her sons, Ray (Sharon) Vasquez of Olympia, Washington, and Andrew (Hanna) Vasquez of Davenport, Iowa; 4 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand children. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, George, Oran and Roland Cummings.



Kenneth Warren Martinson

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareELLENSBURG - Kenneth Warren Martinson, 89, of Ellensburg, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Royal Vista Nursing Home. Mr. Martinson was born in Big Sandy, Montana on May 14, 1921. He was a member o




Lizanie Marie Copo, age 2, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, April 25, 2011., Born November 11, 2008 at Mount Vernon, she was a daughter of Esmer and Alma Gamez Copo., Lizanie loved dancing with her brother Max and jumping on the trampoline with her nephew, Lucas and niece, Makayla. She enjoyed watching daily Dora the Explorer with her brother, Zack, and to watch her brother, Edmond play video games. She also, loved to wrestle around with her brother, Greg and working on cars with him., Lizanie loved her parents, loved to smile for her poppi and go shopping with her moma., Survivors include her parents, Esmer and Alama; four brothers, Edmond and Tiffany, Greg and Erika, Zack, and Max; one niece, Makayla; one nephew, Lucas; and numerous aunts and uncles., Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12 noon at Saint Charles Catholic Church, 935 Peterson Road, Burlington., Arrangements are under the direction of Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington., She will be sorely missed for her energetic smile and laugh. Gone but not forgotten, you will live always in our hearts and soul.



Larry Stephen Voie

A Celebration of Life will be held for Larry Stephen Voie on Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. View Ridge Community Church, 4800 Dogwood Drive, Everett.



Laura Rose Holestine

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareUMATILLA, OR - Laura Rose Holestine, 66, of Umatilla, OR, passed away at her home Friday, April 22, 2011. Laura was born December 3, 1944 in Fairfield, Montana to Donald and Pauline (Caldwell) Agnew.



Lee Ellen Eynon Nordholm

Lee Ellen Eynon Nordholm, a resident of Chatham, NJ, passed away at Morristown Memorial Hospital, at peace with herself and the world, after a courageous five week battle with circulatory problems., Born in Washington, D.C. and raised on a farm in Virginia, Lee, at age 16, won the Pepsi Cola Scholarship and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in International Economics., Lee lived as an artist devoted to beauty in nature and in human endeavors. She was a painter, she loved classical music; she attended more than 1200 performances of music, opera and theater. Lee performed many vital roles for Chatham Community Players: set painter, director, make-up chairman, and editor of the Backstage newsletter since the 1960s, as well as serving as Trustee and Vice President. She was a two-time recipient of the Players' Shipler Award, and also won the Dawley Award for outstanding contributions over many years., Lee relished political discussion. An ardent Democrat, she was active with the League of Women Voters for decades. Lee's passions included her constant attendance at the Interweave/Calvary Mid-week Open Forum to discuss spiritual paths and her pursuit of architectural dignity in Chatham as a member of the Historic Commission., Lee toured widely in the U.S., Canada, Europe, North and South Africa; she rarely could be caught without both a detective novel and the New York Times crossword puzzle in her purse., Lee was a dear, motherly person, actively traveling to see her far-flung family, and reaching out with unguarded compassion to many young people in need of emotional sustenance; she opened her home to long stays for eight different people over the years. An adventurous cook, she will be joyously remembered for her laughter over meals with so many friends., She found her life's work as the Parish Administrator for Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, NJ, her church home for 42 years. In just the last year of her life alone, Lee made donations to 34 organizations, including opera societies, nature and wildlife preservation groups, First Nations educational funds, the League of Women Voters, Emily's List, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, of which she was a founding member., Lee touched the life of virtually everyone she met, with her zesty intelligence and generous affection, and maintained her trademark sense of spirited humor all the way to the end., She was the middle child of the late Lee E. Eynon and Dorothy Carter von Bayer, and was much loved by her husband Eric Gregory Nordholm who died in 2004., She was pre-deceased by her beloved brother, William Eynon; and her sister, Merril Mayo., Lee will forever be remembered by her loving children, Greg Nordholm (Diane Wright Nordholm) and Christina Nordholm (Hugh Robertson); treasured grandchildren, Gabriel Nordholm Blinderman and Erica Clare Nordholm Robertson; loving sister-in-law, Kathryn Eynon; nieces, Elizabeth Eynon-Kokrda (Robert Kokrda) and their children Jessie and Bobby, Dorothy Ryan (Dan Ryan) and their children William, Regina and Kathryn, Mary Potter and her son Robert; and nephew David Halek along with dear friends, cherished neighbors and community members who were blessed to know her., A service honoring Lee's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall., Friends are welcome to send a memory of Lee to the Church or to make a post to dramalee.nordholm, In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Chatham Community Players, P.O. Box 234, Chatham, NJ 07928 or to the Calvary Episcopal Church for their Parish Life and Music Fund, c/o Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901-2149.



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.



Lois Niemela

Lois NIEMELA Lois Niemela arrived in Washington from Wendell, Idaho at age 11. She passed away April 18th at the age of 85. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Francis Niemela, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and one brother. She spent 32 years driving school buses for special needs and hearing impaired children. The Lord has gained a kind hearted angel. R.I.P. Grandma, you will be missed.



Lorraine Rose Reynold

Lorraine Rose REYNOLDS Lorraine Rose Reynolds passed away April 25, 2011 in Burien at the age of 82. She was born July 30, 1928 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of Frank and Teresa Pupo. Lorraine graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. She married Myron Wesley Reynolds on September 1, 1946. They would have been married 65 years this September. Myron and Lorraine spent their entire married life in Burien where they were very active at St. Francis Church and the community. Early in their marriage, they opened one of the first restaurants in the Burien area called "Myron's Fountain Lunch". After having children, they founded and developed North Sea-Tac BMX Park. Lorraine also served as scorekeeper for the Little League Baseball team for about 8 years. After raising her children, she worked as a bank teller at Sea-First bank for 10 years before retiring. Lorraine is survived by her husband, Myron; daughters Theresa (Tony) Weist and Pamela (James) Seymour; and her son Ben (Jennifer) Reynolds. She is survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A rosary will be held at Yarington's Funeral Home, 10708 16th Ave SW, on 4/28 at 7pm. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 15236 21st Ave SW, on 4/29 at 3pm.



Louis D. Shewfelt

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Louise Massingham

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Lubomir Petrovich

Lubomir "Lu" PETROVICH Passed peacefully April 23, 2011, at the age of 69 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Lu passed, as he wished, surrounded by his family. Lu touched many lives and had a great number of good friends of all ages. Lu was born in Seattle, WA, where he lived his entire life except for three years in Southern California while in the Navy. He was a 1960 graduate of Roosevelt High School and his first job was at Boeing Co. He then worked many years for Crescent Foods as a salesman, calling on bakeries and other food related businesses. Lu was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 40 and, fortunately, was an early winner of the WA State lottery, which enabled him to retire from Crescent when he was unable to continue calling on his customers. Lu will be greatly missed by all and will be remembered for his smile, humor, style, generosity, and especially for his interest and concern for all his family and friends. Lu was preceded in death by his father William "Bill", mother Danica, and brother Demitre "Cheech". He is survived by brother George (Judy); nephews Nik, George (Nesli); niece Kim (Dan); great-nephew Ryan, and great-niece Madison. In honor of Lu's wishes, there will be no service. Remembrances to: the building fund for St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 2366, Issaquah, WA 98027 and N.W. Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis, 192 Nickerson St., Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98109. VECNAJA PAMJAT MEMORY ETERNAL



Lynn Parent

Lynn Parent A longtime Tacoma resident, passed away on April 9, 2011 in Edmonds, Washington at age 83. Born Lynn Maurine Robinson in Forsyth Montana on May 29, 1927, she married Roy W. Parent in 1947, who preceded her in passing. Lynn is survived by two children, Janette and Mike, and seven grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at 12 O'clock, Friday, April 29, at United Lutheran Church, 1231 So. 76th Street, in Tacoma. Contributions may be made to: The



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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Martha R. Taylor

Martha is survived by her sons, Clifford (Vanessa) Taylor, Heath, OH, and Mike (Debbie) Taylor, Noble, OK; grandchildren, Chris (Emily) Taylor, Karen (Justin) Middleton, David (Rachel) Taylor, Jeana Schultz, Kimberly (John) Butts, Clifford Jr. and Andrea Taylor; as well as eleven great grandchildren.



Martha Vera Lea "Leah" Emhoff

Martha Vera Lea "Leah" EMHOFF Born in Roadhouse, Illinois on November 5, 1923, passed from this life on April 24, 2011. Martha, whom most knew as Leah, was the third of four children born to John Henry and Emily Mae Monroe. After graduating from high school she traveled west to California and then to Washington where she eventually settled. While working for Weyerhaeuser she met Charles Shay. Upon their marriage in 1947, Leah became "Mother" to his two young sons, Michael and Patrick. In 1952 Chuck and Leah took in nine year old Mary Johnson and raised her as their own. Leah became a single parent in 1961 when Chuck died of a tragic logging accident. Leah found love again in Cecil Emhoff. They were married September 14, 1963. Leah and Cecil would eventually both work for and retire from the Washington State Liquor Board. During their years together Cec and Leah hosted many gatherings at their home in Redmond from holiday dinners to summer parties of eighty or more guests. They also loved to garden and to travel. Besides their trips all across America, they visited several countries including Australia, New Zealand, China, and Mexico and always with a big group of friends. Leah was a remarkable lady. Among the qualities she will be remembered for are her never ceasing energy, her wonderful candor, amazing hospitality, being a fantastic cook, her generosity, and her willingness to serve wherever she was needed. She leaves behind Cecil, her husband of 47 years, her son Patrick and daughter Mary, her brother Raymond and sister Henrietta, a wealth of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as a host of friends whom she considered family. Services will be held on April 28, 11:00 am at the Redmond Presbyterian Church in Redmond, WA.



Mary Genevieve (McCready) Allen

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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.



Melvin Stephen Bissegger

Melvin Stephen BISSEGGER Melvin Bissegger, 70, passed away peacefully April 23, 2011. He was born in Montpelier, Idaho, he had been a Federal Way resident the last 42 years. Melvin was a U.S. Navy veteran and proudly served as a Seattle police officer for 27 years before retiring. Upon retiring, he worked as a marshal for the Seattle city court system. Survivors include: Loving wife, Cherie Nichole (Nikki); daugh ters, Diana Stebbins (Cliff) of Ma ple Valley; Kimberlee Bissegger (Patrick O'Leary) of Milton; sis ters, Gwen McCutchan of Salt Lake City, Utah; Renee Bonelli of Tooele, Utah; brother, Keith Bissegger of Salt Lake City, Utah. Grandchildren, Anthony, Melanie, Makayla and Benjamin. Commit tal Service will be held Monday, May 2, 2011 2:30 P.M. at the Tahoma National Cemetery, fol lowed by a Celebration of Life at Brooklake Community Church in Federal Way. Please go to www. if you would like to leave a tribute for Melvin.



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.



OBITUARY: Adele Goodnough

Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Early on April 20, 2011, W. Don Mackin passed away unexpectedly while sleeping at home in Ashland, Ore.Don's life was filled with loved ones, great accomplishments and many adventures. He lived many lives in one through various business pursuits, public leadership and family transitions. Born Dec. 7, 1937, in San Francisco, Calif., to Vernon and Vera Mackin, Don [...]



OBITUARY: Ireta Painter

Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ireta G. Painter of Lewiston died Tuesday evening, April 26, 2011, at Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was 89. A private graveside service will be held later at the Moscow Cemetery. Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow, is caring for the family. [...]



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.



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.



Paul Douglas Jensen

Paul Douglas Jensen Born January 26, 1931, he was a lifelong Fife resident; died peacefully in his sleep at home. He owned and operated multiple businesses in his lifetime. He was an inventor and entrepreneur. Family members include his wife Marilyn, three children Terry (Kathy), Joni (Steve) Estell, and Scott (Veronica), eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter, who won his last smile. Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Mission Woods Presbyterian Church; 2003 Taylor St., Milton, WA. Please visit our online guest book at



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.



Princess Gray

Princess Gray, age 46, of Edmonds, WA, passed away on April 23, 2011., She is the daughter of Delores Gray and was preceded in death by her father, James Gray., Services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Greater Trininty Baptist Church, 11229 4th Avenue, Everett, WA.



Randall D. "Randy" LaPoint

Randall D. LaPoint "Randy", age 47, passed away peacefully at his home in Everett, WA on April 18, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th Street SE, Mill Creek, Washington 98012. Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Ray Allen Daniel Jr.

Allen went peacefully to greet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer., He is survived by the love of his life with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage in January, and three dearly loved children: Sydney (16), Conner (13) and Will (12). He is also survived by his parents, Ray and Janet Daniel (Cashiers, NC); his sister, Beth and her husband, Tommy Holder (Atlanta, GA); and their children Lindsey and Kelsey; his stepdaughter, Barbara Rea and her husband, Dave (San Diego, CA); as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins., Allen was born February 19, 1963 in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Westminster School (Atlanta, GA) and Vanderbilt University where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. After college he worked for Tectura Corporation, AT&T Wireless, Stanford Telecom and Westinghouse. It was at Westinghouse where he found himself working on projects with his future wife, Jody. In the fall of 1999 Allen and Jody moved cross country for a new job alongside an old friend in Seattle, WA., Allen liked to travel. He enjoyed bachelor and family adventures with his lifelong friend, Ted Warren and his family, as well as holidays with Jody and the children. He enjoyed worship, volunteering and meeting with his men's group from church. Allen was very handy and completed projects alongside his father and his children. Recently, he had a new hobby producing a number of beautiful stained glass pieces. He enjoyed being part of the King's Schools community., Allen's favorite pastimes were watching his children play sports and creating in the kitchen and around the grill., The family will receive visitors on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Ave., Edmonds, WA. A celebration of Allen's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave N., Edmonds, WA, officiated by Community Christian Fellowship., The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to King's Schools (, ) Community Christian Fellowship, (, ), or the cancer organization of your choice.



Raymond C. "Toad" O'Neal

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Lifelong resident, Raymond C. "Toad" O'Neal, of Chelan, WA, passed away peacefully at his home on April 19, 2011, following a brief illness. He was born on April 13, 1923, in Chelan (Lakeside), WA, the son of Raymond E. and Anne Lucas O'Neal. Following graduation from Chelan High School in 1943, he joined the United States Marine Corps during World War II and served on the battleship U.S.S. Indiana.



Rev. Harvey Ivanhoe Petersen

Rev. Harvey Ivanhoe PETERSEN Rev. Harvey Ivanhoe Petersen passed away April 21, 2011. He was 87. A memorial service is planned for Saturday April 30th at 4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham, 1031 North Garden Street. Donations to the Alzheimer's Association requested by family



Rev. Harvey Petersen

Rev. Harvey Ivanhoe Petersen passed away April 21, 2011. He was 87. A memorial service is planned for Saturday April 30th at 4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham, 1031 North Garden Street. Donations to the 



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.



Robert (Bob) H. Swanson

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Died March 26, 2011 in Creston, BCBorn February 15, 1933 in Los Angeles, CA, to Axel and Bertha Swanson, Bob was the youngest of 5 children. The family settled in Craig, CO where Bob graduated from Moffat County HS in 1950. Bob ser



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 Collins O'Brien

Robert Collins O'BRIEN Robert Collins O'Brien, known to friends and family as Bob, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2011. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on July 13, 1913, later moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where Bob was active in Boy Scouts and obtained his Eagle Scout award. Bob moved to Washington with his family in 1939. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He had a long career with the US Postal Service retiring in 1978. In 1949, he married Laura Kathleen Hayden. Bob is survived by his children: John O'Brien (Mary), Nancy Dunn (George), Patricia Brady (Steve), Eileen Rasnack (Tom); eight grandchildren, Jeff, Catherine, Stephanie, Will, Brian, Kyle, Jimmy, and Jeremy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen, sister, Jean Feeney, and son, Tom. Bob was a loving husband and caring father whose first priority was his family. He enjoyed working around the house and being outdoors - hiking, camping and bicycling. We miss him dearly and will always remember him. A memorial mass will be held for Bob on Monday, May 2, 2011, 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Mt. Park Boulevard SW, Issaquah, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Evergreen Hospice.



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 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 "Penny" Springer

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Prosser Funeral Home & CrematoryRICHLAND - Ruth Ann Marie "Penny" Springer, of Prosser, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2011, in Richland, WA, at age 77. Penny was born on February 19, 1934 to parents John & Edna (Nelson) 



Ruth Laverne (Swank) Batten

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeKENNEWICK - Ruth Laverne (Swank) Batten, 89, of Kennewick, Washington went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Ruth was born November 3, 1921 in Wapato,



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:



Sally Hill Hayes

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Stuart Duane Thompson

Stuart was born April 7, 1959 in Everett, WA and passed away April 20, 2011 in Stagecoach, Nevada. Stuart was a graduate of Lake Stevens High School and lived the majority of his life in Lake Stevens, WA., He is survived by his wife, Kim; daughter, Misty; his parents, Alvin and Maxine Thompson; sisters, Norma Krueger and Susan Winter; brothers, Alvin, Arthur, David, Timothy and Robert. He also has numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins., There will be a memorial service from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 7, 2011 at Allen United Methodist Church at 16775 Allen West Rd., Bow, WA.



Susan Eileen Condon-Zuehlsdorff

Susan Eileen CONDON- ZUEHLSDORFF July 27, 1953 ~ April 24, 2011 Funeral mass begins 3pm Fri. April 29th at Mary, Queen of Peace, 1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, Wa 98075. Friends are invited to share memories, view the full obit and photos on the family's online guest book at Flintofts Funeral Home 425-392-6444.



Tera Jones

Tera Jones (34) passed away April 11, 2011 while recovering from surgery at her home in Redmond, WA. She continues to be in the loving arms of her wonderful Savior Jesus Christ., Tera was born on September 1, 1976 to Roy and Michelle Jones-Helgesen in Spokane, Washington. She attended Mead High School, Spokane and Trinity Christian College, Chicago, IL, where she completed her BA. She went on to attain her Masters Degree at Seattle Pacific University. Tera became a Mental Health Counselor, a field where she could advise and help children and had been living in Seattle, WA for the past 14 years., Tera's passions were helping others and the love for her beloved Lab, Hope. She had a great love for animals since she was a small child., Tera was preceded in death by her father, the late Roy Jones on November 23, 2010. She is survived by her mother, Michelle Helgesen and Michelle's fiancé, Michael, both from Surprise, Arizona; her grandmother, Jean Lloyd, Wenatchee, WA; her uncle and aunt, Ken and Barb Lloyd and their children Emma and Rachel, Portland, OR; uncle and aunt Rick and Paula Benge and their children Olivia, Grace and Audrey of Wenatchee, WA; aunt Linda Cruz and children, Austin, TX; and uncle Bill Krueger, Redmond, WA; aunt Sirinda Krueger, Winthrop, WA; and her Lab, Hope., Tera will be greatly missed by all her family and close friends., Donations in Tera's memory can be made to the Humane Society of Seattle, WA., A memorial service to celebrate Tera's life will be held Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Celebration Lutheran Church, 801 8th Street NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802.



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 A. Cooper

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Thomas J. Holdych

Thomas J. HOLDYCH Dec 17,1944~Apr 24, 2011 Witness to the Resurrection Tom, born in Rockford, Ill, to Ervin & Beverly Holdych, passed away early Easter morning. He married Carolyn Mattila on June 10, 1967. While attending the University of Illinois Law School, he was the Editor-in-chief of the Law Review. Upon graduation, he started his legal career as a clerk at the California Supreme Court and joined O'Melveny & Meyers in LA. With a new law school opening in Tacoma, WA, he joined as a founding member of the faculty of the University of Puget Sound, later Seattle University School of Law. He loved teaching and was both "feared & adored" for his rigorous demands. He served as faculty advisor for the Christian Legal Society and delighted in serving on the oversight committee for the Union Gospel Mission Open Door Legal Services. Surviving family include his wife, Carolyn; son Stephen (Laura) and grandsons Nate, Cameron, Ryan, & Luke; son David (Tien-Li) and grandson Micah; and sister Robbyn (Neil) Van Vleet. A memorial service is planned Saturday, April 30, 1 pm at Harbor Covenant Church, 5601 Gustafson Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. Remembrances can be made to the Evergreen Chapter of the ALS Association, Kent, WA or Seattle University School of Law. To leave a remembrance note, please visit



Tony Andrew Schilperoort

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

August 9, 1917 - April 24, 2011CENTRALIA - Tony A. Schilperoort of Chehalis, WA, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Centralia, Washington. He was 93 years old. Tony is survived by his son David Schilperoort and daug



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



Vlase William Bakamus

Vlase William BAKAMUS Vlase William Bakamus passed away at his home on April 21, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Renton, Washington on July 13, 1921, he later graduated from Issaquah High School with great pride in his Greek heritage. After working on the family farm from a young age, he played semi- professional baseball for the Spokane Indians. Vlase married his wonderful wife, Rae Maxine Castagno, then soon moved to Morton, Washington, where they resided for 35 years. He became a partner of Marenakos Logging Company and later owned and operated the Morton Crushing Company. After working at Lakeside Industries, he retired a second time at the age of 85 years. He was known by everyone for his incredible hard work ethic and dry sense of humor. His passion was operating heavy equipment, which included grading various roads throughout the Northwest and in his spare time, he operated a dump truck. No job was too challenging for this Cat Skinner! He joined the Morton Masonic Lodge, Afifi Shriners of Tacoma, and was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Vlase considered his family his greatest treasure. He leaves behind his wife, Rae, to whom he was married 64 years. He was a wonderful father to Jean Sackmann, (Lou) who preceded him in death, Janice Bede (Brew) and Bill Bakamus (Cathy). He will be sorely missed by his eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services to celebrate Vlase's life will be held on Monday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on 2100 Boyer Avenue East, Seattle, WA. A luncheon will be served in the church hall following the funeral service. Remembrances may be sent to Swedish Medical Center Foundation/Cancer Institute.



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 J. Ray

William J. RAY William Junior Ray was born in Avery, Missouri on September 6, 1927, and passed away on April 26, 2011 at his home in Lake Forest Park, Washington due to complications from Parkinson Disease. Bill is survived by his wife of nine years, Marie Hayes-Ray, his sisters Frankie Austin, and Mildred Johnson, and his brother Dale Ray. He is preceded in death by his parents William Jean and Zula Merle Ray, his sister Janice Malone, and his first wife of 50 years, Jeanne V. Ray. Bill and Jeanne were married on December 26, 1948, and had three daughters, Diana Hawks of Claremore OK, Debby Catano of Provo UT, and Nancy Richardson of Rigby ID, and one son, John Ray of Marysville WA. They were blessed with 17 grandchildren. When Bill and Marie were married on May 18, 2002, Bill was pleased to add to his family three more daughters, Elizabeth Edelson, Cathy Harrington, and Mary MaKennan, another son, Monson Hayes, and 14 more grandchildren. Presently, combined they have 33 great-grandchildren. Bill had a distinguished career in the US Navy and served in three wars, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He retired as a Lt. Commander after 27 years of service to his country. He worked in the merchant marine for 12 years as a tug boat captain, and for 13 years as a captain and mate for the Washington State Ferry System. A public viewing will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14901 30th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA, on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6pm - 9pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 11am, Abby View Cemetery in Brier, WA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3pm at the church location listed above. Service provided by Bleitz Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington.



William Robert "Bill" MacLean

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

William Robert "Bill" MacLean passed away on April 14, 2011, at the age of 90. Bill was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and moved with his family to the State of Washington when he was three years old. He graduated from Tonasket High School in 1939, then enrolled in aircraft and engine mechanic training at the J.M. Perry Trade School in Yakima.



Yvonne Carole Pence

Yvonne Carole Pence went to heaven with Jesus surrounded by family in a peaceful and painless manner at 6:18 a.m. on the morning of Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011., She was born July 30, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN to Adolph and Olga Bergman. She moved to Moses Lake, WA with her family in 1946., She married Jerome Pence in December 1955 and together they had four children. He was in the military and they lived abroad for many years. While living in Japan she took up painting and produced many oil paintings, which are treasured by her children., While living in southern California in the early 1970's she completed her high school diploma and graduated from San Bernardino School of Nursing. She moved to Stanwood, WA in 1997 and was a devoted member of the Stanwood Eagles and also the Stanwood American Legion. She volunteered many hours to the charities and events of both institutions, made many fine friends and was well known and loved by their members., She is survived by her children, Lorance Pence, of Stanwood; Sheryl McKinney, of Grand Coulee, WA; Brian and Polly Pence, of Evarts, KY, and Alvin Pence and Linda Long, of Stanwood. She is survived by sisters, Dorothy McKinney, Kathy Boles and Nancy French; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bergman; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren., There will be a memorial service from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the Stanwood Eagles #3041 on Pioneer Highway. Please bring potluck.

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