Monday, April 4, 2011

Washington Obituaries 4/04/2011


Adam Hansen

You're in our hearts and we will always love you. 



Alvin "Al" J. Wahl

Friday, April 1, 2011 12:32 PM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

November 23, 1919 – March 30, 2011



Andress, Lila Laverna (Corrin)

Saturday, April 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lila Laverna Andress, 106, passed away quietly March 29, 2011 at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehab Center, just five days before her 107th birthday. .....



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.



Arlene Joyce Olsby

Arlene Joyce Olsby, 76, of Lynnwood, WA passed away peacefully Saturday, March 12, 2011 after a courageous battle with lung cancer that she fought with dignity and grace, the same way she lived her life., She leaves behind her beloved husband and best friend of 35 years, Leo C. Olsby; two children; three grandchildren; and many loving family members and friends., As requested by Arlene, there will be no service., A private internment will be held at Floral Hills Cemetery., Memorials may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County., FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS



Barbara "Jimmie" Barrett

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Barbara "Jimmie" Barrett, 98, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in East Wenatchee. Jimmie was born Barbara Geraldine Sickman on October 18, 1912, in Roseburg, OR. She liked school and graduated third highest in her high school class in Coos Bay, OR in 1930. She always had a radiant smile and a clever wit, and she was pictured in a North Bend newspaper in 1936, as a "Loretta Young Look Alike."



Barbara Ann Davey

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 31, 1940 - March 27, 2011 



Barbara Ann King

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeTOPPENISH - Barbara Ann King, beloved daughter, sister, grandmother, mother and wife, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011. Barbara was born September 23, 1931 to John and Carrie Kingman. Barbara was raised in Su



Bestick, Mary Louise (Landes)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary Louise (Landes) Bestick, born October 30, 1952, died March 28, 2011 of cervical cancer at the Hospice House of Spokane. She was born ..... 



Betty Jane Power

Betty Jane POWER Of Kirkland passed away peacefully with her family present on March 29th. Married to Layton, Betty is survived by her Son Robert and Daughter Toni. She is also survived by 3 Grandchildren, Robert, Katherine, and Jeremiah and a Great Grandchild, Jayden. Services are Saturday April 16th at 2 pm. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th, Kirkland. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.



Betty Maye Osborne

Born April 26th, 1928 in Colfax, Washington. Went to rest with the Lord on March 26th, 2011. She was survived by her three daughters, Pamela Linehan, Angie Vasalech, and Zoeann Osborne. Betty had seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Graveside service will be held on April 4th at 3:00pm at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane WA.



Betty Nettles

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 11, 1940 - March 23, 2011 



Bob Harris

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:46 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 1, 1916 - March 25, 2011 



Burdette Huwe

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 4, 1927 - March 29, 2011 



Charles E Chambers

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

Affordable Funeral CareCharles E Chambers, 65 of Wapato died Thursday, March 31, from complications of a brain tumor. He was born in Yakima on September 2, 1945, to Andrew and Catherine (Roberts) Chambers. Chuc



Chester A. Jahns Sr.

JAHNS, Chester A. Sr., Entered into rest on March 30, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Chester Jahns, Jr. and William (Cheryl) Jahns; by his daughter, Bonita (Dan) Morrow; his four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as his sister, Angeline McNearny. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Anna Jahns, in 2009. Chet was born in Rockford, WA and graduated from Rockford High School in 1937. He began his farming soon afterwards. He was a member of the Masons and Intermountain Grass Growers. He was a Board member of the Rockford Grain Growers, and presided over the Mica Peak School District when the Mica Peak and Rockford School Districts merged. He was also a member of the Hokey Pokey Dance Club where he and Anna ballroom danced for 30 years. He received an award for maintaining the Mica Peak Cemetery for 16 years. He was a loving father and loving grandfather, and he will be missed greatly. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Chet to the, , 910 W. 5th Ave, Suite 256, Spokane, WA 99201.



Clifford Chad Chadwick

Clifford Chad CHADWICK Chad was born in Price, Utah on February 22, 1928 to Clifford N. Chadwick and Fay Inez Allred. Chad died peacefully on March 22, 2011 after a short illness. He came from a pioneer family of Moab, Utah who ran the stage coach route to Thompson where it met the railroad. Chad grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from West High School in 1945. His attendance at the University of Utah was interrupted by service in the, from 1946 to 1948 aboard the supply ship U.S.S. Graffias. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1952 in Business Administration. He first worked for Flying Tiger Airlines in San Francisco where he met and married Karna, his wife of54 years. They moved to Washington and settled in Bellevue in 1957. Chad then started his career in the insurance business with Prudential where he served his clients well for 32 years. His many activities in the community included the Lake Hills Library Board, Kiwanis International,, , Kindering Center support and as a friendly gardener at the Lake Hills pea patch. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Bellevue Youth Theatre. Chad was a devoted Emergency Room volunteer at Overlake Hospital for 22 years. He supported the remodeling of the ER by donating contributions earned by his Santa Claus visits. In 1993 he received a community service award from Prudential for his effort. His loving survivors include his wife, Karna, sons, John (Robin Allan), Peter (Marsha) and David, and grandsons, Nathan, Riley, Quin and Sam, and his sister Patricia Frew. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 8th at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 15220 Main Street in Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, remberences may be made to Overlake Hospital or Bellevue Youth Theatre, Bellevue Parks Dept.



Colleen Lordemann

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 14, 1940 - March 24, 2011 



DEATH NOTICE: Alice A. Johnson

Friday, April 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Alice A. Johnson, 83, a resident of Genesee, Idaho, died late Wednesday evening at the Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Esther Peterson

Friday, April 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Esther Peterson, 89, of Pullman, Wash., died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at her home at Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 



Darrold Keith Dilley

Went fishing with the Lord on March 23rd, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. Born February 1st, 1956 (second of twins) to Jack and Lilly Dilley. Preceded in death by his father, Jack in 1989. A 1974 Mead High School graduate and was working on his Associates degree at the time of his death. A Boy Scout, fisherman, camping expert, loved arts and crafts, and the Best Chef he could be! Worked as a chef and also in the construction industry., Survived by two sons: Darrold II and Grant Dilley, stepdaughter Christie, one grandson, his mother Lilly Dilley and twin sister Deborah Wittwer all of Spokane. He leaves behind uncles: Mack Dilley, Ralph Daugherty, Skip Holt along with his aunts: Loretta Dilley, Agnes Daugherty, June Horn, Margaret Daugherty, and Alberta Holt. Nieces Michelle and Rachael and one nephew Byron and numerous second nieces and nephews and many cousins., Services will be held at Bryant Tech School at Ash and Broadway on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Deborah Wittwer at 1632 W. Pacific #3, Spokane, WA 99201. "Thanks Uncle Ralph".



David Lavaughn Ramsey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 2:00 PM 

David Lavaughn Ramsey, 77, went home to Heaven on March 24, 2011, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born December 19, 1933, to Samuel N. and Emma Ramsey in Zion, Franklin Township, Izzard County, AR. Dave grew up on the family farm, helping with keeping it going from the time he could walk.



Death Notice - Alvin Wahl

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 23, 1919 - March 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Charlotte Randall

Monday, April 4, 2011 5:16 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Jan. 7, 1922 - April 2, 2011 



Death Notice - Donald Weis

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:26 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 31, 2011 



Death Notice - Fennimore Bradley

Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 22, 1927 - March 26, 2011 



Death Notice - Miriam Perkins

Monday, April 4, 2011 5:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 7, 1961 - March 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Norene Hahn

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 31, 2011 



Death Notice - Norma Pence

Monday, April 4, 2011 5:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

April 11, 1930 - April 2, 2011 



Death Notice - Ralph St. Michel

Monday, April 4, 2011 5:22 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 30, 1919 - April 4, 2011 



Death Notice - Vern Brashear

Monday, April 4, 2011 5:23 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 14, 1928 - April 2, 2011 



Delphia "Del" Remsberg

Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:00 PM 

Delphia "Del" Remsberg passed away peacefully, in her home surrounded by her family, on March 29, 2011, at the age of 79. She was born in Hindsville, AR to Elbert and Jewel Guthrie on May 27, 1931. Del and her family left Arkansas in 1940, and after many moves, settled in Entiat, WA in 1945.



Dexter Frank Lall

Dexter Frank Lall passed away from a heart attack on March 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV while on a road trip with his wife., Son of Evan and Alma Anderson, Lall was born August 26, 1932 in Everett, WA. He was a Lake Stevens High School Graduate. He served as a radar technician for the Navy on an LST during the Korea War. In 1958, he graduated from the UW School of Fisheries. Soon after graduating, he began working as a Commercial Fisheries Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife and continued there for 13 years. He retired as a Plant Manager from Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc. in 1992. He moved to Royal City, WA and really enjoyed turning his bit of the desert into an oasis., He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jane Lanphere Lall; son, Evan and wife of Olympia, WA along with her children; daughter, Daria of Vancouver, WA; sister, Noreen Thompson of Wickenburg, AZ; and nieces and nephews from both sides of the family., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the, A private family ceremony with be held in the fall on Whidbey Island where he will be put to rest. To celebrate his life please gather amongst yourselves, share stories about him and raise a toast in his memory.



Doris Arlene (Borgen) Simmons

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Doris Arlene Simmons passed away March 24, 2011, due to cancer, at the Quincy Valley Medical Center. Doris Arlene Borgen was born to William and Hilma Borgen at her grandparent's home on November 2, 1923, in Latah County, ID. She graduated from Genesee High School in 1941, and in 1944, from North Central Normal School with a Certificate of Education.



Dorothy J. McCrary

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Dorothy J. McCrary, 79, of Brownstown, IN, passed away at her residence at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was a charter member of Hickory Hills Golf Club in Brownstown and a member of the Brownstown Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and worked as a Church volunteer.



Elinor Fix

Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:34 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1929 - 2011 



Elinor Six

Friday, April 1, 2011 5:18 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

1929 - 2011 



Elmer M. Anderson

Elmer M. ANDERSON Our much loved Father, Grand- father and Great-Grandfather ('Pop') passed away with family by his side on March 31, 2011. Elmer, son of Eric and Anna Anderson was born, October 10, 1921 on Bainbridge Island. He at tended a one-room schoolhouse and Bainbridge Island H.S. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, he served our country during, . His career at Peo ple's Bank began as a courier and, after several decades, he re tired as Executive Vice Presi dent. At the bank he met his fu ture wife, Irene, his best friend and 'buddy'. During his career, he provided financial services for individuals and entrepreneurs such as the Nordstrom Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Ivar Haglund. Elmer served many organiza tions including Rotary, the Lutheran Compass Center, Seattle Lutheran H.S., and Virgin ia Mason Hospital Foundation. His favorite pastimes were spend ing time with his wife and family, attending the Seattle Symphony, tracking his investments, gar dening and golfing. Traveling since the 1970s, Elmer and Irene made many trips to Europe and Asia. They also enjoyed time at their cabin in Mason County for fishing, clam- ming and exploring the boondocks. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Irene. He is survived by his daughter Linda (Bill) of West Seattle; grandson Jim of Vancouver, WA; grand daughter Amy (Jeff) of West Seattle; and two great grand- children, Michael and Anna, who will all greatly miss his love, generosity, and compassion. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 8, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle, 8316 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136. Donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.



Elsie Mae Hyink

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

June 20, 1920 - March 24, 2011Keith & Keith Funeral HomeElsie was born June 20, 1920, in Moxee, WA to John and Matilda (Jongejan) Huibregtse, fourth child of six. She was raised and schooled in Moxee with summer



Erma A. Myers

Erma A. Myers February 15, 1913 - March 2, 2011, Celebration of Life Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane., Service will be on Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m., Burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens.



Erma Carter

Passed away April 1, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Erma was born in Spokane on December 31, 1927, the youngest of five children of Ercole and Olga Corvi. After graduating from North Central High School, Erma spent an exciting life as a USAF wife, traveling the country and abroad. With a passion for labor and politics, she became involved in the restaurant industry and statewide political campaigns, eventually becoming secretary-treasurer of Local 400 of the Culinary Workers Union in Spokane. She also raised four sons instilling in them the secrets of hard work and competitiveness as well as a lifelong liberal tradition. Prior to retirement, Erma became a long-time mobile home park manager in Yakima, Washington where she developed a love for dogs and for the Seattle Mariners. Erma is preceded in death by husbands Donald Carter and Frank Lorello, Jr.; father Ercole Corvi; mother Olga Corvi; brother Al Corvi; sisters Marie Gracio, Argentina Thompson, and Ann Wood. She is survived by son Daniel Lorello and his wife Pam, Yakima, WA and sons Jeff Lorello, Frank Lorello, and Randy Lorello. She also enjoyed the company of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A special thanks to her Fairwood Village family where she lived the past three years. Please sign the online memorial book at, Burial will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima, WA with arrangements entrusted to:



Fern Mae Root

Fern Mae Root passed at age 90 on March 28, 2011 at Providence Medical Center in Everett, WA from complications following surgery. She was with family., Fern was born in Sylva, North Carolina on January 16, 1921. She was the oldest of six siblings. She lived most of her life in Marysville, WA. She owned her own successful business as a beautician for over 45 years., She married the love of her life, Gordon Root, at age 18 and together, they raised three children., Fern lived a life filled with faith, courage, strength, independance and a steadfast devotion to help all who needed it most., Fern had an amazing faith. She converted to Catholicism at age 18 when she married Gordon. She was artistic, an avid gardener, and loved watching the Mariners. She had a gentle, sweet way with all manner of animals, especially dogs. Her greatest joy was from family... and watching her only grandson, Eric, grow up., She is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Edward Clayton; stepfather, Richard Tompkins; husband, Gordon Root; son, Daniel Root; her brothers, Robert Clayton and Ray Clayton; and sister, Faye Crum., Fern is survived by son, Daryl Root; daughter, Kathleen Krausz; son-in-law, Pete Krausz; grandson, Eric Krausz; Mary Ludwig; Brook Baker; four great-grandsons, Jonah, Elan, Shade and Miles Krausz; her sisters, Florence Morgan and Grace Crisp; and numerous neices, nephews and dear friends., We were blessed to have Fern touch our lives. God knows the beauty of her soul, and so do all of us who were fortunate to have known her.



Frances L. "Frankie" Curtis

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Frances "Frankie" L. Curtis, 83, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Highline Care Center. She was born on August 25, 1927, in Leavenworth, WA and graduated from Cashmere High School. After WWII, she married Carl Curtis. She was a homemaker.



Frederick Thomas Hecox

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

TACOMA - Frederick Thomas Hecox, 77, of Roy, WA died Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. Fred was born January 21, 1934 in Yakima, WA to Raymond and Laura (LaBissoniere) Hecox. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Broth



Gailene Hale Johnson Sarmir

Granite Falls resident Gailene Sarmir went to Our Lord March 17, 2011., She was born December 29, 1944 in San Diego, CA., She was adopted by Samuel and Jessica Nadine Hale and grew up in Granite Falls, WA. She attended Granite Falls Grade School, Everett High School and Everett Community College. Her working career was spent at Scott Paper Company and Fluke among others, but her great joy was her garden, particularly her rose garden., She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Jessica Nadine Hale., She leaves behind her husband, Jack Sarmir; sons, Larry Johnson (Granite Falls) and Sam Johnson (Everett); brothers, Jim Hale (Lynnwood), Mike Hale (Taunton, MA) and Butch Deebach (Seattle); sister, Martha Caissie (East Falmouth, MA); and grandsons, Michael Johnson and Josh Niseman., Memory of life at 2 p.m., April 10, 2011 at Granite Falls Eagles on North Granite Ave., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your favorite charity.



Gary A. Nelson

It is with great sorrow that Gary A. Nelson passed away on March 22, 2011. Gary was a lifetime resident of Spokane, and graduated from West Valley High School in 1955. After high school, Gary enlisted and served in the U.S., , returning to Spokane to marry his wife of 52 years Deanna, and raise five children on a small farm south of Spokane. Gary drove truck at Perry Brothers for many years, and then moved on to Spokane County as a Superintendent for Hangman Valley Golf Course where he retired. He is preceded in death by his wife Deanna, parents William and Marjorie. Gary is survived by his brother William; five children: Timothy, Russell, David, Gretchen, and Kristen; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank all the relatives, friends, and neighbors for all their prayers and support. May God Bless you all. Please send all cards in care of 4110 N. Ritchey Road, Medical Lake, WA 99022.



George C. Gabriel

On January 13, 2011, our Heavenly Father called home his servant, George C. Gabriel. He died in Big Timber, MT with his wife, Bonnie, at his side., George was born on October 26, 1928, in Boise, Idaho to George M. and Elsie (Peterson) Gabriel. He served in the, for three years then joined the Air Force for a total of 21½ years of military service. He married April 3, 1973 in Moses Lake, WA to Bonnie Schaible. He was active in the LDS church. Many will remember George fondly as the "Tootsie Roll Grandpa". He lived in the Greenacres area for 26 years before moving to MT to be closer to his sons., George was active in Boy Scouts for 42 years. He helped more than 257 young men reach the rank of Eagle Scout. He also volunteered at Greenacres Elementary weekly while his youngest daughter attended school K-6 there. George and Bonnie were honored for their service when the school named the copy machine after them., He will always be remembered for the big smile he always wore and his positive attitude., He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; sons, Gene Gabriel and Ron Schaible of Montana; daughters Brenda of Idaho, Ann Marie of Indiana, Lena of Washington, Diane of South Dakota, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends., A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23515 E. Boone Ave in Liberty Lake, WA.



Geraldine R. "Gerry" Henry

HENRY, Geraldine R., Passed away at her home in Spokane, WA on November 28, 2010. She was born June 12, 1923 in Wenatchee, WA to Charles I. "Doc" and Harriet L. (Periman) Harrison. She was raised in Clayton, WA and attended schools in Clayton and Deer Park before graduating in 1941. Gerry went on to graduate from the Spokane Deaconess School of Nursing in 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles Joe Henry. They were married on September 14, 1943 prior to his departure for service overseas. She was employed at Tri-County Hospital in Deer Park from the day it opened in 1958 until the family moved to Moses Lake in 1971. She worked at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake until she retired. Gerry was interested in genealogy and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her five children: Harriet Vines of Sequim, WA; Mary Kay (Rick) Bruck and Patricia Ann (Randy) Bruck both of Spokane, John C. (Darcy) Henry of Walla Walla, WA and Michael T. (Debbie) Henry of Eureka, MT. She is also survived by her sister Lois (Leonard) Turrell of Puyallup, WA. In addition, she is survived by eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11:00AM at Heritage Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the charity of you choice. The family would like to thank those members of Spokane Hospice and the caregivers who gave our mother such loving care at the end of her journey.



Glenn B. Martin

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Glenn B. Martin, 79, a resident of Wenatchee, WA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born on February 3, 1932, to Lilbern Garland and Bonnie Edward (Coffey) Martin at New Castle, IN, where he received his early education.




Howard Peter Rathvon, 81, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TX due to complications of Parkinson's Disease., Born on January 17, 1930 to Edgar and Rosie Rathvon in Birdsview, WA. He graduated from Concrete High School, WA and after serving in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA. He then attended Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX. He retired from Roadway Express, Inc. in 2000 and continued with a Christian literature ministry. He loved the Lord and the study of His Word, the Bible., He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law Ethel & Bill West; sisters-in-law Carolyn Rathvon (John) and Norma Rathvon (Mark)., Survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna Lease Rathvon, Dallas, TX; three children Linda Hicks and her husband Kenneth, Red Oak, TX; David Rathvon, and his partner, David Hamdan, Dallas, TX; Deborah Meraz and her husband Michael, Ontario, CA; five grandchildren: Jacob and Christine Meraz, Ontario, CA, Kenny, Kevin, Lilli Hicks, Red Oak, TX; sisters: Dorothy Hughes (Homer) Sedro-Woolley, WA, Violet Aiken (Fred) Sedro-Woolley, WA; brothers: John Rathvon, Mount Vernon, WA; Roy Rathvon (JoAnne) Arlington, WA; Mark Rathvon, Sedro-Woolley, WA; Glen Rathvon (Jill) Arlington, WA; Dick Rathvon (MaryAnn) Longview, WA., Special thanks to Dr. Jaime Gomez, Dr. Jorge Romero and wife Cheryl, the staff on 15th Floor Roberts Bldg., Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, The Madison on Marsh, Carrollton, TX and VNA Hospice., A memorial celebration will be held on April 16th from 2 to 4 pm at Grace Bible Church, Dallas., Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Inc. 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305; Ligonier Ministries, P.O. Box 863595, Orlando, Florida 32886-3595; Leading the Way, P.O. Box 20100, Atlanta, GA 30325-9877 or a charity of choice., 2 Corinthians 5:8 "To be away from the body (is to be) at home with the Lord."



Harold N. Deatherage

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Harold N. Deatherage, age 83, went home to Jesus on March 22, 2011. He was born July 22, 1927, to Lena Crotts and William Deatherage in Argosy, AR. He was the 11th of 12 children. Harold married Betty Plarinos on November 11, 1946, in Salem, AR. They moved to Entiat, WA on March 6, 1947, where he worked for Entiat Valley Orchards. In 1966, he and his wife bought a pear orchard, where he worked up until a few months prior to his death.



Hilda Mae Cooperman

Hilda Cooperman peacefully passed away on March 27, 2011 in Portland, OR at the age of 95., She was born on May 6, 1915, the youngest of three girls born to Samuel and Hilda Short. Hilda lived her early years on Indian Island near Port Townsend, WA and then in the Seattle area. She met her future husband, David Cooperman, in her sophomore year at West Seattle High School. They shared a wonderful life together until his passing in 2007 at the age of 91., In l951, Dave and Hilda settled in Snohomish, WA to own the Suburban Oil Heat Company and several gas stations until their retirement in l982. They then moved to Edmonds and cherished their home above the ferry docks on Puget Sound., Hilda started playing golf in her 60s and was an active member of Everett Golf and Country Club until her late eighties. She loved travelling the Northwest with her golf group to compete in tournaments, especially when she won., Hilda is survived by those who loved and adored her, children, Dick Cooperman (Sue) and Carole Kinnune (Bill); grandchildren, Dave Cooperman (Randy Sampson), Julie Cooperman, Laura Santos (Joe); and great-grandchildren, Jamille, Grayson, Stella and Ryder., Hilda will be deeply missed by all who shared her life. No service will be held. The family will gather this summer to celebrate the lives of Dave and Hilda at their most memorable places around Puget Sound, including Alki Beach and Kayak Point.



Hope Braun

Spokane Valley resident Hope Chaney Braun, 64 passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011. Hope was born December 28, 1946. Hope was married to Ron Braun, who was the love of her life, for 48 years. She dedicated so much of herself for the past 30 years to Right to Life of Spokane and had a passion for helping mothers in need as well as any human life in need. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society, and enjoyed her time with her dear friends, however, Hope's true happiness was found when surrounded by her family. She loved being a grandma so much and was such a wonderful wife, mom, --gram', sister, daughter and friend. The world is a better place because Hope was in it. Her mother, Eleanor Chaney Baker and dad, Walt Chaney as well as her sister, Lesley Pierson, precede her in death. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ron Braun; daughters: Donna Rae (Braun) Olson, Toni (Braun) Bates and Brenda (son-in-law Richard) Poston, sister, Renie (Peter) Cannava of Soldotna, Alaska, grandsons; Kirk Olson, Richie Poston, Kurtis Poston, Tyler Poston and Trent Olson as well as many very dear friends. Memorials may be made to Right to Life at: 111 East Central, Spokane WA 99208 in honor of Hope. A memorial service is being held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Berean Bible Church in Spokane Valley, we invite all who would like to join in a celebration of this amazing woman's life.



Hugh Leonard Johnston III

Hugh Leonard Johnston III departed this life and was received by our Lord on March 29, 2011., Hugh Johnston was a very diverse man who enjoyed skiing, skydiving, kayaking, jazz music, and new technologies. He was a vivacious reader who enjoyed many aspects of life., Hugh gained his survey education at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the early 1970s. He rose through the ranks in projects such as the Trans Alaska Pipeline and continued to survey in Alaska, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon and California. He spent time as a Cadastral Assistant with the State of Alaska, and taught Survey at the City College level in Santa Ana California. In his 16 years working for Trimble Navigation, he worked on a myriad of projects including the construction of the Laser Interferometry Gravitational Wave Observatory, the scanning of geysers in Yellowstone Park, and the Control Survey of the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor. Hugh has trained thousands of survey personnel on three continents for private, governmental, and military clients. Hundreds have taken advantage of Hugh's skill and experience in Post Processed GPS, RTK, and terrestrial training., He leaves to cherish his memories: one loving sister, one loving soul mate, one loving son, two wonderful grandchildren, and friends around the world., A gathering will be held at Hugh's home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho April 8, 4-8pm., In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions can be made in Hugh's name at his favorite charity: Feed America, BROTHERS MORTUARY AND CREMATORY, HAMILTON, MT considers it an honor to serve the family. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at



Irene Louise Martin

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Irene Louise Martin was born on March 31, 1931, in Penzance, Saskatchewan, Canada to Mary and Andrew Mish. She died March 19, 2011, as a result of pancreatic cancer. She had four brothers and one sister. Irene graduated from high school in Vancouver, B.C., where she received training as a Secretary, which she used in her position at London Life Insurance Company.



Isabelle B. Losvar

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 2:00 PM 

Isabelle B. Losvar peacefully passed away on March 22, 2011, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, WA. She was born on November 11, 1926, in Ketchikan, AK to parents, William and Mary Brown. Isabelle spent her childhood in Ketchikan and Nome, AK. She attended Stephens College, Columbia Missouri, Everett Junior College and Everett General Hospital School of Nursing, where she obtained her Registered Nursing degree.




JEANNE CECLIA SIEGEL BOUTON November 9, 1913 - March 30, 2011 Jeanne C. Siegel Bouton was born Genoveffia Dobrzenecka on either November 7th or November 9th, 1913, reportedly in Van Buren, Maine, to Boleslaw and Lottie Wladyslawa Dobrinski. Jeanne Bouton died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the University Place Care Center, University Place, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Karl, and Shelene "Bunny" Siegel, by her husband Vernon C. Bouton, and by four brothers and three sisters, including Thomas Dobrinski of Tacoma, WA. Jeanne is survived by sisters Betty Dobrinski Sluk and Phyllis Dobrinski Adamiak, many nieces and nephews, step-daughter Mary Mitchell, and step-granddaughters Angela and Lindsay Mitchell. Jeanne Bouton lived in the Tacoma area for more than fifty years and was a member of the Life Center Church at South 19th and Union. Life Center will conduct a graveside memorial service on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. She will be buried with her husband Vernon Bouton at the New Tacoma Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Tuell-McKee Funeral Home. Please sign online guest book at



James Edward Dunlap

Passed away peacefully at his home in Colbert, WA on Saturday, March 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife and family., Dr. Dunlap was born in Elyria, Ohio to James and Pauline Dunlap on September 5, 1936. He graduated from, College of Dentistry in 1961. Following service in the US Army Dental Corp at Ft. Hood, Texas, he practiced dentistry in Elyria, Ohio and Billings, Montana., He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara; three children: Jennifer (Michael) Jacobi and grandsons, Benjamin and Samuel; James N. (Amber) Dunlap and grandson, Taylor and granddaughters, Elise and Claire; Marni (Jeff) Nuzum and granddaughters, McKenna and Sydni; and his sister, Janice Soland, niece Elizabeth and nephew Jim (Sara) Soland., Jim was an active outdoorsman - hunting, fishing, skiing and gardening and spending time at his home at Priest Lake, ID. He and Barbara enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. He had a great passion for music and played saxophone in several area bands. Jim had many enduring friendships over the years and valued each and every one., His smiling face and sense of humor will be greatly missed. A Celebration of his Life is being planned for May, 2011., In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in his honor be sent to the, , The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or a charity of choice., Please visit Jim's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangement by



James Richard Duggar

James Richard DUGGAR (Age 63) Jim passed away on September 18, 2010 at the Hospice of Kitsap County from complications following an injury sustained after a fall. Jim was born on April 4, 1947 in Seattle to James T. Duggar and Hazel Faye (Goodwin) Duggar. He lived in Southern California until the family returned to Seattle during his late teens. Jim graduated from the, in 1970 with a B.A. in Anthropology, and while there, he affiliated with the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Through the 1969 until the mid 1970's, Jim was active with the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America. During this time, Jim served in several leadership positions for the summer camp programs at Camp Omache and Camp Brinkley. Professionally, Jim was a certified Social Studies teacher and held credentials as a substance abuse counselor. The accomplishment that he was the most proud of was becoming a master gardener and operating his own business, JR Lawn & Landscaping Service, for many years. When injuries forced him to close his business, it was a very sad day for him. In his later years, he was a good neighbor and friend within his Ravenna/Bryant Park community. Until his final illness, Jim always enjoyed sitting down with a friend, having a cup of coffee and discussing a wide variety of interests. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his sister Monica Macdonnell, a niece, and several cousins. There will be a memorial service and celebration of life for Jim at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery chapel on Tuesday, April 12 at noon. A reception will be held after the service for friends and family to reflect on and share memories of their friend Jim. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America, 3120 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144.



Jeralyd Dean "Jerry" Derby

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

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Jeralyd Dean "Jerry" Derby, 60, of Yakima, formerly of Seaside, OR, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Jerry was born



Jerry Dean Tighe

Jerry Dean Tighe, 46, of Lake Stevens, WA passed away March 18, 2011. He was born August 24, 1964 in GermanyA time of visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 at Solie Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 9 at the Snohomish Community Baptist Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd., Snohomish, WA., Memorial donations are suggested to the Snohomish Community Baptist Church., Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home.



John Charley Schulz

John went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 30, 2011 following a lingering illness. He was born February 1, 1936 in Eden, NY to Ernest and Helen Schulz. After graduating from West Seneca High School he worked for Bethlehem Steel until he joined the Air Force. He served four years and was last stationed at Paine Field in Everett. He was then employed as an Engineering Technician in the Electrical Engineering Department at the, , where he worked for 40 years retiring in 2001. A special memory for John was the opportunity he had to join a U of W Electrical Engineering Research Team that went to Antarctica in 1970. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Everett., He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest; mother, Helen; brother, Ernie; and son, David., John is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 51 years; sons, Mark (Cindy), Doug (Grace) and Evan (Maya); grandchildren, Lane, Anne, Garrett and Gwen Schulz and Amir Chouderey; brothers, Richard and Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews., The family expresses a special thank you to the Cassimiro Adult Family Home for the wonderful and loving care given to John during his illness., Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3332 Colby Ave., Everett, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions Fund, Calvary Baptist Church or to the Undergraduate EE Scholarship fund at the University of Washington.



John H. "Jack" Hill Jr.

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Katharine Welch Clancy

Katharine Welch CLANCY Katharine died at the age of 94 on March 24th. Born to Lillian E. and George Welch on July 7, 1916 in Port Townsend, WA. She was the maternal grand-daughter of Charles Eisenbeis, early pioneer (1858) and first mayor of Port Townsend. She was the widow of John Clancy, M.D., Seattle obstetrician and gynecologist who died in 1995. They were married in 1942 and always lived in Seattle except for Dr. Clancy's navy sea duty from 1943 to 1945. At the age of nine she became the pianist for the senior Sunday school at the First Presbyterian Church in Port Townsend, holding the position until nine years later when she left for college. Katharine graduated from the, with degrees in Music and English Literature. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and a lifetime U. W. Alum. She had been an active guild member of the Washington Park Arboretum, the Music and Art Foundation (Cornish School), and the Children's Hospital. She and Dr. Clancy were season ticket holders to the U.W. President's Piano Concerto, the Seattle Opera and the Repetory Theatre. She thoroughly enjoyed her investment club, an Antique study club, gardening, playing tennis, reading, Chinese painting classes, and daily classical piano playing. She was a former president of the Lakeside Mothers' Club, was on the Board of the Seattle Tennis Club, and at one time sang in the Epiphany Episcopal Church choir. She was a member of the Sunset Club and the Seattle Tennis Club. She predeceases her beloved children Katharine Enkema (Niel), WA; Dr. John Clancy, Jr. (Kathleen), IL; Joseph P. (Nancy), VA; Timothy M. (Gretchen) WA; and Daniel F. (Adele), WA; eight grandsons John F. Clancy (Jennifer), GA; Christopher J. Clancy (Arlene), CA; Peter M. Clancy (Megan), IL; Mark C. Enkema and Matthew C. Enkema, WA; Michael P. Clancy and John M. Clancy, WA; Sean K. Clancy, WA; sister Imogene Cotton of Redmond and great grandsons Will, Jack, Tom and Joseph. She was predeceased by her brother, Joe Welch of Port Townsend who died in 1979, and an infant son who died at birth in 1951. The family is most grateful to her caregivers who provided so much over the final years of her life, Rita Skurski and her husband Jim, Jim Blair and Providence Hospice of Seattle. Private services were held at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Broadway, and internment at Calvary Cemetery in a family plot. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Joseph Baby Corner, 1001 Broadway, Suite 100, Seattle,WA 98122.



Katherine Sines Morrow

Sunday, April 3, 2011 2:00 PM 

Katherine spent her adult life as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She dedicated her life to Jehovah God on December 20, 1950. At her request, No Public Services will be held. A Family Gathering will be announced at a later date.



Kathryn Callahan

Kathryn W. CALLAHAN Our beloved mother & grandmother passed away on March 30, 2011 at the age of 95 after a long struggle with dementia. Kathryn was born in Elkton, South Dakota, June 15, 1915. Her passions were being a homemaker, crocheting, and sewing. Kathryn is survived by her sons Richard and Robert Callahan, daughter-in laws Iola and Judy, sisters Louise Ferguson and Arlene Hughes, sister in law Edna Karsten, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Kathryn was preceded in death my husband Louis, of thirty three years; son Louis Jr.; three sisters Martha Brehm, Frieda Tank, and Lorene Gamradt, along with her brother Carl Karsten and great granddaughter Madeline Callahan. Services will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056, Wednesday, April 6th at 1:30 pm. The family would like to thank Regency of Auburn's staff for their care and services. Memorials may be made to the Western Washington Alzheimer's Association 100 W. Harrison, N 200 Seattle, WA 98119. For those who cannot attend there will be an online tribute at



Kathy D. Burns

Friday, April 1, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Kathy D. Burns, of Yakima, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Summitview Healthcare center. She was born in Morton County, North Dakota to John F. and Bert E. (Schmidt) Staudinger.



Kathy M. Birk

Kathy passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2011. She was born July 6, 1960 at Fairchild AFB to William and Eunice Birk. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Gary Birk (Terri); a sister, Terri Williams (Dale); and her twin sister, Karen Brown (Steve); nephews, Aerik, Jacob and Kyle Williams, Isaac Brown; nieces, Jessica Birk and Abigail Brown; and three great-nephews, Lyric and Brodie Williams, and Hunter Abraham. Kathy lived in Seattle for a number of years after completing high school and then returned to Spokane where she worked in numerous restaurants until her stroke in 2003 left her disabled and unable to work. Kathy loved animals and shared her apartment with her beloved cat, Alley. She will be remembered for her lovely smile and quick wit. Our family prayers are that she is once again able to run and dance with joy., There will be a memorial service for Kathy on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. with her brother-in-law, Rev. Stephen Brown, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St.; Spokane, WA 99217 or to a charity of your choice.



Keith Dooling

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Keith Whitener

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM 

Keith Whitener was born on June 29, 1930, in Grand Forks, ND, the third of four children born to parents, Sterling Whitener and Lilja (Gislason) Whitener. Keith lived in Quincy his entire life, where he grew up on the family cattle ranch and became an accomplished horseman. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1948, and enrolled in Central Washington College, where he earned a degree in Education in 1951.



Ken Matthew

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

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Cecil "Ken" Kenneth Matthew, 84, of Yakima, died March 30, 2011, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Ken was born December 13, 1926 in Okoboji, SD to James "Shorty" Oral Matthew and Susie Mo



LeRoy Fanning

Friday, April 1, 2011 2:00 PM 

LeRoy Fanning was born March 31, 1927, in Great Falls, MT. At an early age, the family came to Washington and he was raised and attended school in Vancouver, WA. He joined the Merchant Marines to "see the world" and married his wife of 60 years, Charmaine Reymond, in 1950.



Leanne Kim (Pallo) Parker

Leanne Kim Parker, 36, of Hubbard, OR, formerly of Startup, WA, passed over March 24, 2011 due to complications following a minor surgery., She was born in Seoul, Korea on August 14, 1974., Leanne arrived in America on February 24, 1975 to become the first daughter of Stan and Loretta Pallo., Leanne attended the Sultan schools and graduated from Sultan High School in 1992. Following high school, she continued working at the Alpen Drive Inn in Startup where she had worked while in school. She then moved to a manufacturing job in Kirkland, WA. It was while working there that she met Dale Parker. They were married December 26, 1997. Following their marriage, they lived in Startup, Kirkland, and Ames Lake before moving to Hubbard, OR., Leanne leaves at home her husband, Dale; and children, Andreas, Cole, and Fischer. She is also survived by her parents, Stan and Loretta Pallo; brothers David (Rhonda) and Gene; sister, Marie Eakin (Brad); and grandmother, Mary Baker; as well as Dale's parents, Jo Bastiaanse (Ken) and Clare Parker (Debbie); sister-in-law, Claudia Cook (Blair); and her very best friend, Vanessa (Erdman) Stuart., Leanne was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is truly missed., A gathering of friends and family to celebrate her life will be scheduled later. For those wishing to assist the boys, an account has been established at Key Bank in the name of Clare (Dale) Parker. The bank address is 3624 Pacific Highway, P.O. Box 70, Hubbard, Oregon, 97032., Key Bank advises that to avoid confusion and assure prompt processing, it should be noted on the donation that the account to be deposited into originates in Washington.



Leisa Deschaine

Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:33 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 14, 1957 - March 26, 2011 



Lillian Anton

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Lillian Anton, 88, of Yakima passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, March 26, 2011. She was born on March 3, 1923 in Eden Township, South Dakota to Frank and Susanne (Pitzel) E



Lois Irene Burch

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Loren L. Schlimmer

Passed away on March 31, 2011 in Odessa, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, at the home; one daughter, Juli (Robin) Weishaar of Odessa, WA; daughter-in-law Debbie Schafer, Spokane, WA; five grandchildren: Jeremy (Melanie) Schlimmer, Jake Schlimmer, Megan Clark, Nicholas (Kim) Weishaar, and LeeAnne (Harrison) Nikolao; four great-grandchildren: Hadyn and Carter Schlimmer, Zoe and Joshua Clark, numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Con and Hattie Schlimmer, two sons: an infant son in 1965 and Bill Schlimmer in 2002, his brother, Roger Schlimmer and his sister Myra Juris. He was a member of the Marlin Presbyterian Church. He was a Korean Conflict Veteran with the US Army. He was a member of the Odessa American Legion Post 105 and of the Ritzville, . A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA with Dr. Rev. Chester R. Dorsey, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Healthcare Foundation, POB 368 Odessa, WA 99159 or charity of choice. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Lorene Raines

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

Lorene Raines, born July 15, 1925 in Troy, Mississippi, to Alford and May Henderson, died in Yakima, WA on March 31, 2011. Lorene came from a large family, having seven brothers and four sisters. Know survivors are sister-in-law, Louise Rain



Loretta Marie Fox

FOX, Loretta Marie, Loretta Marie Fox passed away on March 30th at home, surrounded by her loving family. Loretta was born October 18, 1915 in Uniontown, WA the 2nd child of Albert and Mary Mosman. She grew up in Uniontown and at the age of 12 moved to Central Ridge, Id with her family. During her adult years, she lived in Walla Walla, Spokane, and for the last 26 years in Vancouver, WA., She was preceded in death by her husband John Fox in 1980 and her daughter Sheila E. Fox in 1998. She is survived by sons James J. Fox (Marilyn) of Vancouver, WA, David R. Fox (Cathy) of Bend, OR and daughters Jeannie M. Riler (Fred) of Issaquah, WA and Lisa M. Fox of Vancouver, WA., She is also survived by six grandchildren Jeff, John, Kelly, Jennifer, Stephanie and Melissa, as well as seven great-grandchildren, Katy, Jack, Gus, Grace, Charlie, Lucas and Olive. In addition, all five of her siblings survive her, Bernadine (97), Raymond (93), Stella (90), Jean (88) and Clarence (85)., She was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Vancouver. After many years in temporary housing, Holy Redeemer broke ground on their new church building in 2008. With additional interior details yet to completed, the dedication of the new parish facility took place in 2009 and it was a high point in Loretta's life., A memorial service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 at 11:00am. A rosary service will be held at Hennessey Funeral Home in Spokane, WA on Thursday April 7, 2011 at 7:00pm. The funeral Mass will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Spokane on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00am followed by a reception with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. She will be laid to rest next to her husband John., Memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund at 17010 NE 9th Street, Vancouver, WA 98687 or the charity of your choice., Please share memories at



M. Rita Andre

Rita loved to travel and she embarked on her last journey Sunday, March 27th, 2011. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her children. She was born in Spokane in 1922. She graduated from Holy Names Academy as valedictorian and went on to receive her BSN from Gonzaga University and MED from Whitworth University. Rita was an accomplished pianist and in 1941 won the Greater Spokane Music Festival Piano Division. After nursing graduation, she spent a year on the faculty of Columbus School of Nursing, in Great Falls Montana. Rita returned to Spokane in 1946 to marry Leo (Pat) Andre. She then was on the faculty of Sacred Heart School of Nursing for two years until she left nursing to raise her family of five children. By the time the children were in school Rita felt a great need to again be involved with the profession she loved. She was on the faculty of St Luke's School of Nursing until it closed and then was on the faculty of Deaconess School of Nursing until its closing. At this time Rita accepted the position of Associate Chief of Nursing Service Education at the V.A. Medical Center where she worked until she retired. In 1978 she married Gail Hinthorne. They enjoyed many activities together including hunting, fishing, dancing and traveling. Her career included involvement in many citywide and state nursing committees and she was often called on to present workshops on the latest developments in nursing. She was published in several nursing journals. Rita loved to travel and saw most of the U.S. and Canada and many foreign countries. She especially enjoyed China, Russia and Africa. Golf and bridge were her source of relaxation, and she spent many happy hours at both. She was a member of both the Esmeralda and Downriver Ladies 18 Hole Golf Clubs. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League as well as the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She is survived by her sister Phyllis Wintersteen of Quincy, Illinois; her children, Patricia "Trish" Elser and husband John, Lynn Lysick and husband Gene of Morgantown, West Virginia, Chris Andre, Don Andre of Seattle, and Clint Andre and his wife Debbie. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for the family at a future date. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Crosswalk Youth Shelter of Spokane.



Margaret "Peggy" Kissling Arnold

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Margaret "Peggy" Kissling Arnold, 90, Yakima, WA, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at her home with her family at her side. Peggy was born March 12, 1921 in Sunnyside, Washington to



Margaret (Pride) LaRowe

Passed away on March 17, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born on December 3, 1937 in New York City to Frederick and Margaret Pride. Her formative years were spent in NYC, Washington D.C., and Bronxville, NY. She graduated from Bronxville High, Bradford Junior College, and with honors from Ohio State. Peggy worked for Iona College and Morgan Guaranty Trust in NYC where she met and married James Wickersham. Living in Connecticut they raised two children, Tilney and Peter, and stepson, Jay., Aside from family Peggy enjoyed fox hunting, stewarding horse shows, Transatlantic sailboat racing, running a farm, and raising ponies. A divorce found her working as an accountant and horse show steward., Peggy reacquainted with Pete LaRowe, a high school steady, and they were married in 1998. Alzheimer's led to her demise., She is survived by two sisters, Patty Eaton of Tulsa, OK, Penny Devereaux of Williamstown, MA; daughter, Tilney Wickersham-Mestrich of Washington D.C.; son, Peter Wickersham of Seattle, WA; and six grandchildren, Nora, Franny and Charlotte Mestrich and Lucy, Jacob and Meg Wickersham., A memorial service will be held at Rockwood Manor South at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spokane's hospice or, Arrangements entrusted to Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.



Margaret Elenbaas

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

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryMargaret Elenbaas, 93, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully March 31, 2011. Margaret the youngest child of Gerrit and Neltie Kobes born in G 



Marie Johnson

Friday, April 1, 2011 11:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 10, 1923 - March 27, 2011 



Marjorie Anne (Kingrey) James

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Marjorie Anne (Kingrey) James passed away peacefully, surrounded by her adoring family, on March 23, 2011. Marge was born March 1, 1927, to Edward and Elizabeth Anna Kingrey in Twin Bridges, MT, the third of nine children. She was born of hearty Irish and English stock and was always proud of her Irish heritage. Marge was the consummate tomboy, spending as much time as she could outside with her brothers and friends.



Martha Jolene Florin

On March 29, 2011 God called one of his most beautiful creations home. Martha Jolene Florin, age 61, was a cherished and profoundly loved wife, mom, grandma, sister, and friend. She lived for, and devoted every moment and ounce of herself to her family -" nothing in life mattered more to her. Our lives will be forever altered and hollowed without her. Marty was born in Pasco, WA in 1950 to Johnny and Erlene Alvina Earls (Gray). She grew up in Grand Coulee, WA and graduated in 1968. She moved to Spokane in 1973, met her soon to be husband shortly thereafter, they married in 1976, and spent the remaining years raising their family in Otis Orchards, WA. Marty was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1979 and spent 32 years rebelliously battling this chronic, progressive and unpredictable disease which ultimately and unexpectedly stole her from us. She leaves behind the love of her life, best friend, and husband of 35 years, Daniel Michael Florin; her three children, their spouses and her beloved grandchildren - daughter Jennifer Marie, her husband David and grandsons Anthony and Darian; son Michael David, his wife Christal and granddaughter Trinity; and son Kristopher Daniel and his wife Sonja; her loving sister, Margaret Busenbark; her brother, Edward Gray; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Marty loved bringing her family together as often as possible, especially for her special dinners, she treasured spending time with her grandkids, she adored her two dogs (a.k.a. second kids), she loved her flowers and tinkering in her beautiful yard, and greatly enjoyed traveling to warm places. She spent many years of her life as a florist creating breathtaking arrangements for weddings, homes, and businesses. Her hard work and dedication in everything she did was awe-inspiring. She was a special, extraordinary woman and the pearl of our lives. A time of visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, April 7th from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday, April 8th from 8am to 5 pm and Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 3 pm. A memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, April 9th at 3 pm.



Mary Leone Broadhead

Monday, April 4, 2011 10:13 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Medaine Gates Thomason

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Medaine Gates Thomason passed away December 14, 2010, in Ellensburg, WA. She was born November 16, 1923, in Molson, WA to Emma and John Gates. Medaine was raised on a farm in the Chesaw, WA area and attended schools in Molson, WA. On December 4, 1940, she married Everett Thomason of Wauconda, WA.



Michael Jeffrey Simpson

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 PM 

Michael Jeffrey Simpson passed away peacefully on March 20, 2011, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Michael was born at Sacred Heart Hospital on August 14, 1960, and had been a longtime resident of Washington. He graduated from Hammond Hills High School in Memphis, TN in 1979. Michael had been a machinist in Portland, OR for several years, but was most recently employed in the commercial printing business in Wenatchee, WA.



Michael McKinley Hendrix

Michael McKinley HENDRIX Our brother, known to many of his friends as "Mikey", died suddenly on Saint Patrick's Day, 3/17/2011. Preceded in death by both parents in 2010, Bob in Febru ary and Donna in September. He is survived by brother Jeff (Jill), brother Billy, nieces Mo and Rose; cousins Pam, Dave and Cathy, and numerous friends. He was a talented finish carpenter for many years and a caregiver to Bob and Donna for the last few. A wake to celebrate Mike's life will be held at Billy's House on Friday, April 8th at 3:00 p.m. at 611 NE 204th St., Shoreline. Me morial services will be held Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Avenue N., Seat tle, WA 98103.



Millard E. Jones

Millard E."Bud" Jones, MD passed away peacefully on April 1, 2011 at the Atrium of Rockwood South., Dr. Jones, a highly respected neurologist, was born in Portland, Oregon on, March 24, 1922. He, completed his, undergraduate education at the, , followed by his medical school training at University of Oregon School of Medicine, and his general internship at the University of Wisconsin. Choosing to specialize in Neurology, Dr. Jones completed his residency at the University of Oregon and at San Francisco Veterans Hospital. In addition, Dr. Jones completed one year of additional training in Internal Medicine at Portland's Good Samaritan Hospital., During, , Dr. Jones enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in Bangor, Maine, where he served as medical officer and honorary consultant., In 1952, Dr. Jones and his family moved to Spokane, where he joined Dr. Howard Lander and Dr. Joseph Lynch in establishing a neurology practice. Over the years, as Spokane's medical community evolved, Dr. Jones was affiliated with Neurology and Neurosurgery Associates as well as Neurology Associates of Spokane. Dr. Jones retired in January 2000., Dr. Jones was preceded in death by his dear wife Nancy; son, Gregory; and brother, William E. Jones, MD. He is survived by his two nieces, Betsy Brown and Siri Tobey of Snohomish, WA; and his dear friend and "honorary daughter" Cynthia (Cindy) McCall., Bud and Nancy shared a love of music and travel. They enjoyed memories of attending the New Year's Eve performance of the Salzburg Johann Strauss Orchestra in Austria. On cruises they explored South America, China, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and Greece. They loved travelling by motor car around Europe, a highlight being Scotland where they golfed at St. Andrews course. In Sun Valley, Idaho they hiked the Sawtooths, and enjoyed golfing and cross-country skiing., Dr. Jones was a member of Manito Presbyterian Church., A memorial service will be held in the Rockwood South Main Lounge, 2903 E. 25th Ave. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm., The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Cindy McCall for her faithful commitment to Bud and Nancy, to the many close friends who were part of their lives, and to the staff at Rockwood Atrium. Donations can be made in Dr. Jones' memory to the charity of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St.



Nan Smillie Finck

Nan was an accomplished homemaker and active in 4-H, Toastmasters, Our Lady of Lourdes Auxiliary, Franklin County Farm Bureau and was the Washington State Women's Committee Chairman for the Washington State Farm Bureau. She was also an active member of Grace United Reformed Church in Kennewick. She was a master seamstress taking pride and great enjoyment in sewing beautiful clothing and quilts for her daughters and others. She enjoyed entertaining and was such a gracious hostess., Nan is survived by her four daughters: Leigh Bradstreet, (Greg), Salem, Oregon; Gail Corson, (Alan), Tualatin, Oregon; Debra Finck, Portland, Oregon; and Cinda Middleton, (Bill), Pasco, Washington. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and her brother, Dave Smillie, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Finck, on October 27, 2010., Nan led an abundant life serving others and sharing her faith in God and country. She took very seriously the responsibility and privilege of living in a free country, America, where she never missed an opportunity to vote or worship at the church of her choice., A celebration of life will be held at Faith Assembly Church in Pasco, Washington, on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 2:30 pm., In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 Entiat Street, Kennewick, Washington, 99336.



Nancy Jean Kammerer Chesterman

Nancy Jean Kammerer CHESTERMAN Nancy Jean Kammerer Chesterman passed away peacefully Sunday March 13, 2011 following a massive stroke. Nancy was born in Normal, Illinois in 1926 and adopted as an infant by Charles Frederick Jr. and Elsie Ritchey Kammerer from Peoria. Nancy graduated in 1948 from West Suburban Hospital School for Nurses in Oak Park, Illinois. She met Lloyd Kiel Chesterman at a USO dance in Chicago and they were later married in 1949 in Seattle, Washington. Nancy and Lloyd made their home in a beautiful home he built in West Seattle. Nancy was a 2 time breast cancer survivor. She shared many interests with Lloyd including hiking, skiing, camping and sailing. She was an avid knitter and owned several spinning wheels. She also loved to sew, crochet and was an active participant in many craft groups and a member of The Daughters of the Nile, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America and the Red Hatters. Nancy was survived by her children, Donna Jean Chesterman, Brian David Chesterman, Paul William Chesterman (Margie), Diane Kay Clement (Brad), granddaughters Danielle and Hayley Clement. The family requests in lieu of flowers donation be made to the, in honor of Nancy's two time survival of breast cancer. Sign Nancy's on-line Guest Book at



Newton Robert Sloan

Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:00 PM 

Newton Robert Sloan passed away at his son's home on the afternoon of March 23, 2011, to flirt with Elizabeth Taylor in his next life. Newt was born in Stockton, CA on January 16, 1927, to Newton B. and Lorene (Hart) Sloan. He spent his school years in Wenatchee, then joined the Merchant Marines. After his service was over, he worked at the Howe Sound Mine at Holden, WA for five years.



Norene Hahn

Monday, April 4, 2011 5:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Sept. 19, 1935 - March 31, 2011 



OBITUARY: Adele Goodnough

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:00 AM 

Adele Ruth Goodnough of Moscow died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village. She was 97.Adele was born March 25, 1914, at Caldwell, Idaho, to Arthur and Mabel Stites Salisbury. She grew up and attended school at Homedale and Marsing, Idaho, attending the Edison Country School near Marsing. Adele moved into Caldwell and lived with relatives during [...]



OBITUARY: Ruth C. King

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ruth C. King of Moscow died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare Center. She was 92.Ruth was born April 6, 1918, at Carter, Mont., to Amos and Maude Graham Carscallen. She grew up in Oregon and Washington, attending school in Palouse, and graduating from Potlatch High School in 1937. On Sept. 11, 1937, she and Harold [...]



Patricia Jean Burdett

Patricia Burdett passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 27, 2011 with loved ones by her side. Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother "Pat" left this earth to join the love of her life, "Bob" Robert D. Burdett, her father Lloyd Byron Case, her mother, Nellie Louise Knutson Case and her daughter Jill Diane Burdett (Turner) (02/11/1954 -12/19/2010). They are probably playing cards in Heaven right now! She left behind her daughters Jeannie Burdett Hicks (Jim Hicks), Judy Burdett Rose, son Bob Burdett, stepdaughter Suzi Aird, stepson Jeff Decker, 18 grandchildren and many great- grandchildren of whom she was so proud. As a loving mother, she wanted to always be surrounded by family. With Bob, Pat raised her family on their dairy farm in Trout Lake, WA until they moved to Helena MT in 1960. Her family has lived in Spokane since 1967. She was proud to work for Bertis Realty where she was a secretary for many years. Pat organized and led the "Knifty Knitters" group at the Senior Center where they make caps and blankets for children and the homeless. She volunteered in her church and was always thinking and caring for others. She was a happy positive person and spread good vibes wherever she went. Her kind heart and beautiful smile will be sorely missed. She (and we) would like to thank the entire staff at "Twilight Manor". In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations in her memory be made to "Beyond Grace Fellowship". The world is richer for having known Patricia for 81 years but Heaven has an upgrade now. In her honor, a "celebration of life" will be held at Beyond Grace Fellowship on April 10th at 4pm at 1012 S. Freya St.



Paul (Jasper) Baker

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

SULTON - Paul (Jasper) Baker, after a long battle with cancer, left us at the age of 78 on March 4, 2011 at his home in Sulton, WA with family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife Marcia, son Howard of Mill Creek, daughter Jeannie



Paul E. Hartman

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Ralph L. Nelson Jr.

Col. Ralph L. Nelson, Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.) passed away March 29, 2011 in Spokane. He was born May 29, 1920 in Moline, Illinois, the son of Scandinavian parents Ralph Sr. and Nora (Gjertsen) Nelson. Ralph attended Willard Grade School, graduated from North Central High School, and completed his formal education at Washington State College, graduating in 1942. In college, Ralph majored in engineering, military architecture, and flying. He was a member of ATO fraternity, a presidential athletic honorary, and participated in swimming and track. He was a four year outstanding cadet and was commissioned in 1942 at Georgetown University. During his military career, he served in the Small Arms Division, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Camp Santa Anita, and worked in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which later became the CIA. He was involved in counter intelligence, CIC in Northern Europe, China, Africa, India, Iceland, Iran, and in East Africa, he was in charge of rogue elephant control. As an adventurous man, Ralph traveled 12,900 miles on a motorcycle through Western Europe with his bride, Marie. He also climbed the Matterhorn and Mount Kilimanjaro before tourist routes existed. In his professional career, he was the president of Nelson Mechanical Equipment, which engineered installations of major industrials in Europe, India, Africa, Canada, and the United States. His civic interests included: benefactor of the NRA, ROA life member, an Engineers Forum member, a past president of Rotary #21, a life member of the Safari Club International, and a member of the Aircraft Owner's Pilots Association. He achieved a black belt in Kodokan in 1963 and was a member of Odin Club, O-6 Club, Spokane Rifle Club, and the project owner of Quail Run Estates in Nine Mile Falls. Ralph is survived by his son, Linus Nelson of Spokane; daughters Turi ( Mark) Resen of Spokane and Kirsti (Michael) Funston of Nine Mile Falls; sister Doris Swink of La Canada, CA; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marie (Pierre) Nelson, in 1990, and by Jacqueline (McClellan) Nelson in 1996, whom he married in 1994. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 from 11- 4pm each day at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, April 11 at 10am and will also be conducted at the funeral home and committal with full military honors will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane. Please visit Ralph's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Randall M. Peterson

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

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsRandall M. Peterson, 71, of Yakima went to join The Love of His Life on March 30, 2011. He was the 14th of 16 children born to Everett "Pete" and Emma Peterson. Born in Springfield, Missouri, the Family



Richard Huber

HUBER, Richard, "Dick", Richard Steve Huber, of Cheney, Washington, joined the Choirs of Angels in Heaven on Sunday, March 27, at the age of 80. He was born 1931, in Plevna, Mon-tana, the youngest son of George and Emma Leischner Huber. Dick is predeceased by his parents and nine siblings. Survived by his four sons: Stephen Huber, Mark Huber, and Terry Huber and wife Diane of Spokane, and Jim Huber of Parker, CO; and daughter Ann Cunningham and husband Rick of Cloverdale, Oregon. He has 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Dick graduated from Plevna High School in 1948. He enlisted in the US Air force in 1950 in Baker, Montana. He served on active duty during the Korean and, s. He moved to the Spokane area in 1966, being stationed at Fairchid AFB. He retired from military service in 1971. Richard worked several jobs after retirement, and managed the Nugget Apartments while attending EWU. He graduated with a degree in Sociology. He worked for many years for several farmers in the Cheney area. Many people know Dick from the Willow Springs Restaurant, where he had coffee and conversation with the locals and a song for his waitress. His passion for life was singing with the Pages of Harmony Choir of Spokane, traveling and singing with the group in competitions across the Northwest. Dick was an active member with the, Post 11326 in Cheney, promoting the scholarship program to local students and patriotism in the schools. Memorial Services will be held at the CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1632 W. 1ST, CHENEY on April 9, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Union Gospel Mission of Spokane, or the Wounded Warriors Project.



Robert LaVern "Vern" Maulden

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

Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral HomeRobert LaVern "Vern" Maulden was born to James L. & Pearl Maulden on February 6th, 1921 in Toppenish, WA in a small farm house. He and his brother, Forrest, enjoyed teasing their sisters (Nina & Ray



Robert Wayne Peart

Robert Wayne Peart, "Bob" passed away on February 20, 2011., Bob was born on November 9, 1920, in Ogden, UT, to Lila and Robert Peart. The oldest of 11 children, Bob has several surviving brothers and sisters living in the Puget Sound area and Salt Lake City, UT., Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty., He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Janet Niemeier, of Richmond, VA; his son, Tim Peart, of Lynnwood, WA; three grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons., He was extremely proud of his family and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather., Bob was proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II (Pacific) and the Korean War and received numerous awards and commendations for his service. After his years in the Marine Corps Bob went on to a 25 year career as a Foreign Service Officer, working in U.S. embassies and consulates in the Far East. Bob and Betty traveled the world extensively and after retirement from Foreign Service, Bob lectured for various organizations. Bob was recruited as a guest enrichment lecturer on China by Royal Viking Cruise lines for their initial cruises to China in the 1980's., Bob will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. with a service on May 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. Bob will receive full honors from the U.S. Marine Corps at the time of the funeral., Any donations in Bob's name can be made to the Silverado Hospice, Escondido, CA, or the Betty Changnon Peart Rehabilitation Endowment Richmond Virginia.



Robert William Matthies M.D.

Robert William Matthies, M.D., who loved his Lord and Savior Jesus, his wife Marcie of 52 years, his family and friends, and his many patients and their families, died at age 75 on March 22, 2011, in Prescott, Arizona. Diagnosed in May with cancer, he bravely served others in Christ's name as long as he could., Born in Hammond, Indiana, on October 28, 1935 to Robert and Irene Matthies, Bob grew up in Lansing, Illinois where he was active in the church youth group, Boy Scouts, and sports. He developed and maintained close friendships throughout his life and followed his parents' example of servanthood. Feeling led to Christian service as a pastor or family physician, Bob chose medicine and received his M.D. from the, College of Medicine in 1961. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service Indian Health Division in Keams Canyon, Arizona from 1962-1964, was a medical missionary in Haiti in 1964-1965, was a student at Garrett Theological Seminary in 1965-1966, was in private practice in Wheaton, Illinois from 1967-1971, was Director of the Student Health Service at Boise State University from 1971-1976, was Medical Director of the Family Practice Residency in Boise, Idaho from 1976-1981 (during which time he was honored as a "distinguished citizen" of the state), was in private practice in Spokane, Washington from 1981-1995 and in Prescott, Arizona from 1995-2008, held various offices in county and state medical groups, was on the Postgraduate Medicine editorial board, was chosen 2009 Arizona Family Physician of the Year, and went on numerous medical mission trips to Albania, Haiti, the Gulf Coast, and other places., Bob and Marcie met in the Methodist Student Foundation at, . Always committed to integrity in relationships, Bob early on asked for complete honesty. "Well then," she gently replied, "that tie doesn't go with that jacket." Bob loved that story and had Marcie select his tie, shirt, and cardigan sweater every morning. An avid reader and lifelong learner-"in medicine, theology, history, and photography-"Bob shared his insights through stories and humor. He made house calls, hugged patients, family, and caregivers, and truly listened to people. He endured criticism to promote a smoke-free Prescott and Arizona and urged politicians to improve local and national health care systems. Bob specialized in Geriatrics and was known as the physician who helped Alzheimer patients and their families. He taught physicians end of life care and learned from various specialists how to better care for his patients in his own office, thus avoiding unnecessary referrals. A devoted husband and father, Bob took great joy in sharing with family and friends the wonders of God's magnificent creation, in person and through his photographs., Dr. Matthies is survived by his loving wife Marcia, daughter Sharon, son Steve and his wife Karie, their daughters Amanda, Samantha, Hannah, Christina, Kathryn, and SaraGrace, his brother Richard and family, and his sister Buena (Copsey) and family. Those who wish may visit, to sign his guestbook. A celebration of Dr. Matthies' life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ.



Roby Ann Eilers

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeOLYMPIA - Roby Ann Eilers, age 85, passed away at the Olympic Manor Care Facility in Olympia, WA, March 27th, 2011. She was born March 18th, 1926, in Sapulpa, OK to Irma and Claude Davis.



Ronald Terrence "Terry" Valnes

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Prosser Funeral Home & CrematoryPROSSER - Ronald Terrence "Terry" Valnes, age 61, went to be with his Lord on March 25, 2011, dying unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Prosser. He was born June 26, 1949 at Great Lakes Nav



Roy L. Burns

BURNS, Roy Leonard, Peacefully passed away on March 26, 2011. Born November 9, 1933 to Walter and Erna Burns, Roy spent his childhood in Spokane graduating from Lewis and Clark High School. He joined the Naval Reserve and served as a medical corpsman. His unit was activated for the, . In 1954, Roy met and married the love of his life, Joan. He attended Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University earning a BA in Biology and Education. He taught science at Fairchild Air Force base for two years before beginning his career in the FBI. For the next 23 years, Roy was a special agent with the FBI living in many different places across the United States. After his retirement from the FBI, Roy began working for the Boeing Company in charge of executive security. After leaving Boeing, Roy began working as a private investigator. Roy is remembered for the tremendous love he had for his family, his friends and his church. He was very active at St. John Vianney Church as a Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council member and Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He and Joan loved to travel visiting new places together. Roy is survived by his wife of 56 years Joan, son Terry Burns and wife Mary of Sammamish WA, daughter Michelle Taylor and husband John of Spokane WA, brothers Jack Burns of Deer Park WA and Gary Burns of Colfax WA, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Vigil and Rosary service will be held Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 503 N. Walnut Rd., Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Please sign Roy's online guestbook at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to Hennessey Valley Funeral Home



Ruby Christine Barquist

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

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Ruby Christine Barqust died March 31, 2011 at Highgate House in Yakima, WA. She was born September 19, 1922 in Preston, WA. She was raised in Enumclaw, WA; where she graduated High School. She



Russell Lind Jr.

In loving memory of Russell Lind, Jr.who passed on March 18th at SHMC. Surving family partner Robert Tillson of 14 years; parents Jim and Sharon Swim; brothers Scott, Mike, Mark and sister Shanna; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. IN MEMORY THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL AT THE SATILLITE ON APRIL 8TH AT 5:O'CLOCK.



Ruth M. Devee

Born on February 9, 1930 in Kalispell, MT to Isaac Ransom and Opal Phillips (Sparling). Entered into rest March 30, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen Harkness (Candler) of Spokane; son, Benjamin Candler of Penn.; son, Terry Candler of Idyllwild, CA; and daughter, Charlotte Hemingway (Candler) of Spokane; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother, Harley W. Phillips of Oceanside, CA. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie G. DeVee in April 1990; and her parents. As per Ruth's request, no public services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA 99207 in care of arrangements.



SERVICE NOTICE: Alice Ann Johnson

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

A private family service for Alice A. Johnson, 83, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston, Idaho., with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating. Memorials may be given to the Genesee Fire and Ambulance fund at Genesee, Idaho. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Wash., is handling the arrangements. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Dr. Donald H. Bishop

Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dr. Donald H. Bishop, 90, of Pullman, Wash., died on Friday, March 25, 2011, while wintering in Apache Junction, Ariz. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Esther E. Peterson

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Esther E. Peterson, 89, of Pullman, died March 31, 2011, at her home at Bishop Place Retirement Community in Pullman. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Pullman Presbyterian Church. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. [...]



SERVICE NOTICE: Reverend Father Edward Francis Caffrey

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:00 AM 

Rev. Fr. Edward F. Caffrey, a well-known eastern Washington Roman Catholic priest, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the Colonial House Manor in Spokane Valley, Wash. A Rosary Service will be 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011, and the Funeral Mass honoring Father Caffrey will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, in Deer Park at St. Mary's [...]



Shirley Ann Waterbury (Bosler) Finch

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

Whiteside Family MortuaryMCCLEARY - Shirley Ann Waterbury (Bosler) Finch, a 54-year-resident of McCleary, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Mark Reed Hospital in McCleary. She was 72. Shirley was born December 9, 1938 in Yakima, Washi



Theone Doner

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 2:00 PM 

Theone Doner went to her final rest on March 27, 2011. She was born December 30, 1913, in Spooner, WI, to George and Myrtle Lewis; she was one of three daughters and three sons. Theone grew up on a dairy farm and married George Doner in 1933. They made their home on Oak Lake, WI.



Thomas Wesley Peterson

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

Tom was born in Sandpoint, Idaho 11/19/1946. His parents, Joye Obert Peterson and Ruth Francis Woodard Peterson had moved there during WWII to work in the Farragutt Naval Base and many of his siblings were born there. Returning to the ance



Vern L. Arnold

Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:04 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Vern L. Arnold, 94, of Yakima, WA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Landmark Care Center after a brief illness. He was born in Seattle on December 16, 1916, the son of Vern and Bess (McNeel) A



Violet Marie (Morris) Figlenski

Monday, April 4, 2011 2:00 PM 

Violet Marie (Morris) Figlenski, 83, of Riverside, WA, died March 31, 2011, at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born February, 12, 1928, in Benton City, WA to Harley and Myrtle (Fisher) Morris. Violet attended school in the Cameron Lake area and graduated from Okanogan High School. She had many very happy years as a Phone Operator.



William "Bill" Whitnah

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

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - William "Bill" Whitnah died March 25, 2011 at Summitview Healthcare Center in Yakima, Washington. William died after a lengthy illness which was finally complicated by pneumonia. He was th 



William Charles "Bill" Marlow

Monday, April 4, 2011 2:00 PM 

William Charles Marlow, 83, went home to be with the Lord, April 1, 2011. He was the ninth of ten children, born August 28, 1927, to Loren and Alma Marlow in Lee Hall, VA. He attended Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA, joined the Navy during WWII and served on the USS Tingey, DD-539. He also served in the Merchant Marines.

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