Sunday, April 24, 2011

Washington Obituaries 4/24/2011


Alexander Balderrama

Alexander BALDERRAMA Born 1/18/51 Son of Maria Padilla & Alejandro, beloved father of Forest Machala, Alex passed suddenly on 4/2/11. Survived by sister Esther Cisneros, her husband Tory and family of Alhambra, CA. Alex was a fine visual/graphic artist, AEA actor, musician & skilled tradesman. Worked at Dunn Lumber. Born in Los Angeles, graduated Alhambra High School 1969, lettered in Varsity football (All City). Attended Immaculate Heart College, majored in Performing Arts. Apprenticed at Ahmanson Music Ctr & worked at the Mark Taper before moving to Seattle in '79. Was part of the original Group Theatre Co and founding member of Seattle Teatro Latino. Toured with Mixed Blood Theatre Co, Minneapolis. His greatest love was his son and the adventures they shared. A teddy bear of a man, cheerful, generous, and kind, Alex will be forever missed by his family and his large circle of friends. Memorial June 18. Info and condolences at



Alfred "Butch" Durossette Jr.

Alfred "Butch" Durossette was born December 19, 1944 to Alfred and Nora Durossette in Everett, WA. He passed away at home unexpectedly April 18, 2011 at the age of 66., Butch spent the past 32 years with Jan, the love of his life. He was a construction worker, erecting scaffolding and driving truck. He was an excellent musician, playing guitar in bands and for Jan and family., He loved watching Seahawks and Mariners games, attending church with Jan, playing with their little dog, Kody, eating out, interacting with family, teasing us all, getting teased, laughing and enjoying life., He was an example for everyone with his strong will and determination., He is survived by Jan; step-children, Cheryl (Sid) and Owen (Tracy); grandchildren, Carrie, Kris (Beth) and Angela (Phil); great-grandson, Dylan Murphy; and his beloved dog, Kody. He is also survived by his sisters, Rosie, Mary, Jeanette, Ethel, Irene and Andy; and his sons, Andy, Bobby and Woody., Donations to, We loved you Butch and will miss you, your bright smile and strong, steady support.



Alice Clarice McPhail

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Ann Halverson

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Ann M. Kamke

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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.



Antonio A. "Tony" (Morgan) Hart

Antonio (Tony) Allen Hart (Morgan), age 40, of Camano Island, WA passed away April 19, 2011., He was born December 15, 1970 in Everett, WA to Luci (Gary) Morgan and Gary (Melinda) Hart., Tony attended high school in Snohomish, WA. He enjoyed golf, gardening, playing guitar, Karaoke and repairing anything mechanical. He volunteered at Second Chance Thrift Store on Camano Island and at the Granite Falls Food Bank., Tony is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Ann Ingram, Roy and Betty Hart, and Ed and Ruth Morgan., He is survived by his parents; his companion, Susan Uhrich; children, Cody Dean Price-Hart and Danyelle Perez-Hart; sister, Tanya Lee Hart (Morgan); and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island, WA 98282., Donations may be made to the Camano Center.



Arden L. "Ardy" Harrah

Arden "Ardy" Harrah, 89, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully Tues., April 19, 2011, leaving many friends to grieve his loss. He was born Aug. 17, 1921 in Milton Freewater, OR., Ardy served in the, during WW II as an artillery technician in testing and development. He served active duty in the Philippines and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain., Ardy was a florist for many years and then taught floristry at Portland Community College., He was a watercolor painter and an excellent photographer and he was active in many art organizations. Ardy belonged to Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, Society of Washington Artists, Portland Fine Arts, Oregon Society of Artists, and was active in all of them; at one time he belonged to six art organizations., Ardy exhibited his watercolors at the Portland Saturday Market, and when the Vancouver Farmers Market opened, he was one of the first to sign up and displayed his art there for many years. He was a founding member of Gallery 21, in downtown Vancouver, and was their bookkeeper for many years., Per his request, there will be no services., Please sign Ardy's guest book at:



Audrey Knutsen

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



Barbara "Bobbie" Johnstone

Barbara "Bobbie" Johnstone passed away peacefully December 26, 2010 in a nursing facility in Paris, Tx. Born August 26, 1931 in Van Buren, MO, she was the daughter of Grace and Leland Hanger. The family moved to Bellingham in 1944. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Ralph. She is survived by her daughter Carol Dean, grandson Jeffrey Dean, great grandchildren Evan and Erin, her sisters Dorothy Cowell, Helen Sager, and Judy Pasky. She graduated Ferndale High School in 1949 and married James Johnstone in September 1949. She worked for Lohman Bros until moving to Buena Park, California in 1955. She worked for McDonnel Douglas retiring in 2000. She moved to Powderly, Tx, in 2009 to live with her daughter and son-inlaw. A memorial will be held Saturday April 30 at Moles Bayview Chapel at 1:00. A reception will be held immediately following in the Whatcom Room. In liew of flowers the family requests donations to the Alzheimers Foundation of America.



Barbara O'Neal Guilfoil

Funeral services will be private. A reception celebrating Barbara's life will be held at the Olympia Country Club on Sunday May 15, 2011, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Seattle Children's Hospital. 



Barbara W. Johnson

Barbara passed peacefully from this life on the morning of April 13th, after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded and supported by caring family and excellent caregivers, during the last days of her, life. Barbara was born in San Francisco, CA, where she lived most of her life. She married Robert Connor at age 25. In four short years she was widowed by polio and went to work in the insurance industry in order to raise her son Joe and daughter Peggy. Many knew her as a caring second Mom through those growing years and well beyond. In 1970, with her children grown and on their own, Barbara remarried to longtime friend, Merv Johnson. They settled in Paradise, CA and in a few years made a big move to the sunny shores of Maui. Barbara loved Hawaii, enjoyed family visits and made wonderful lifelong friends living there. She and her husband traveled and enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle only Hawaii could afford. Merv's health eventually forced them back to the mainland and Spokane, where they spent their remaining time together with family. Barbara returned to California to be near her daughter Peggy and her, sister, Shirley. Barbara loved socializing, playing bingo, going to plays and traveling. One more move brought her back to Spokane where she remained until her death. Barbara is survived by many relatives (and spouses) including her son, Joe; sisters, Shirley and Nancy; granddaughters, Eryn, Shannon and Whitney; great-grandchildren, Tatum, Ava and Reese; cousins, Ned, Kathy and Jim and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also blessed with extended family through marriage in the Johnson family, the van Halderen family and the Routsis family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Robert Connor, husband Merv Johnson, daughter Peggy, brother-in- law Jack Hamil and brother, Bud Smith., There will be a Rosary for Barbara, Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM and a Memorial Mass Wednesday, April 27th, 11:00 AM, St. Peter Catholic Church, 3520 E 18th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99223.



Betty Hougen

Betty Hougen passed away peacefully on April 21, 2011. She was ready to join her Lord and Savior and was surrounded by many members of her family prior to her death. She was born January 30, 1921 in Fountain Prairie Township, Minnesota to Charles and Vera German. When she was a young girl she moved with her family to Hearne Texas. Shortly after high school graduation she married Jack Goodwin and moved to Tyler, Texas where she spent much of her adult life. Jack died at a relatively young age and Betty married Bill Rendelman and remained in Tyler until his passing. She had many friends in Tyler, but finding herself retired and alone she decided to move to Everett, Washington to be close to her brother and his wife. She embraced the Northwest and made many friends through Newcomers Club, Trinity Episcopal Church, and her many bridge groups., She enjoyed traveling and visited many parts of Europe, Australia and New Zealand. However, it was on a short trip to the Oregon Coast where she met Richard (Dick) Hougen. When she and Dick married his daughters and their families welcomed her with open arms. She and Dick enjoyed three years together before he succumbed to cancer. However, her relationships with his family did not end as they continued to be close., Betty's nieces and nephews hosted a 90th birthday party for her this past January. She was very touched that so many family and friends were there to celebrate this milestone in her life., Survivors include her brother, Charles German and his wife, Jean, of Everett, Washington; nieces and nephews, Janis Harris (Ray), of Beeville, Texas, Judy Dotson ,of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Peggy Burke (Jimmy), of Deer Park, Texas, Ronnie Rowan (Kathy), of Hearne, Texas, Bobby Rowan (Brenda), of Caldwell, Texas, Charles German III (Linda), of Dallas, Texas, Mary Lou Carlo-Thomas (Larry), of Edmonds, Washington and Jim German (Claire), of Waitsburg, Washington. The family of Dick Hougen includes daughters, Shelly (Steve) Boekenoogen, of Poulsbo, Washington and Wendy (Dave) Blain, of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, Scott and Craig Boekenoogen, of Poulsbo, Washington, Lisa (Andy) Essner, of Lake Stevens, Washington, Lindsay Blain and Kelsey Blain, of Olympia, Washington; and great-granddaughter, Jordyn Blain-Vincent, of Olympia, Washington., Memorial services will be held at 7:00 in the evening, April 25, 2011 at Garden Court Retirement, 520 112th St. SW, Everett., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201.



Betty Jane Fenstamaker

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Bryant Oliver Little

Bryant Oliver Little of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 18, 2011. He was born in Proctor, NC (where the price of delivery was a slab of bacon) to Roy Oliver Little and Nancy Bell (Bryant) Little. After his father died in 1918, his mother and sister went to live with her parents. They later lived in Okanogen, WA with his step-father, Marlock Townsend, where Bryant grew up and graduated from high school., He moved to Oregon in 1959 and soon married Mildred Tilse in 1960 in Tigard, OR., Bryant enjoyed, fishing, elk and deer hunting and gardening., He worked as an auto mechanic until retirement in 1977., He was very industrious and was always working on his homes and yards. He could do anything with his hands. Bryant is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mildred; sister, Roy; children, Robert, Kenneth, Carolyn and Jeff; step-children, Sharon, Shirley, Terry and Michael; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his parents., There will be a memorial service on Mon., May 2, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Brush Prairie Baptist Church (where he was a long-time member), 11814 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA., Please sign Bryant's guest book at:



Chad Curtis Gaskins

There are no words to express how I feel, other than "I miss you so much." Six years today - and my heart still has that horrible hurt feeling. My tears from here - up the stairway - to you in Heaven my baby boy!



Charles F. Manuel

Charles passed peacefully at home from Huntington disease (HD); it is a rare neurodegenerative disease., Chuck "Bud" was born in Aberdeen, WA to Samuel and Eugenia Manuel. He graduated from Cordova High School, Cordova, Alaska in 1957, Grays Harbor College in 1964, and Western WA State University earning his Masters Degree in Political Science in 1970. He taught Political Science, Contemporary World Problems, Aerospace Education and Senior Planning. He coached football, wrestling, boys and girls basketball and tennis for 30 years at Marysville Pilchuck High School., Charles is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Keely; sons, Todd and Tab; his grandson, Tye; and granddaughters, Casey, Ashley, Morgan and Lindsey., The celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 26 at the First Baptist of Everett, 1616 Pacific, Everett, WA., In lieu of flowers a donation in his name may be made to the NW Chapter of Huntington's Disease Society of America Penthouse #1, 4131 11th Ave. NE., Seattle, WA 98105.



Collin Edward Blakley

Collin Edward BLAKLEY Collin Edward Blakley passed away on April 16, 2011 at home surrounded by family and friends after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Collin was born on Nov. 5, 1935 in Seattle, Washington to Edward F. and Frances Blakley. He graduated from Franklin High School and enlisted in the Air Force. He gradu ated from the University of Washing ton with a degree in business and began a successful career in banking during which he graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School. Collin and his wife Jean owned and operat ed a business in Seattle for many years before he retired. Collin's passion for judo began while at the University. Collin was a founding member of Budokan Dojo in Seattle where he made many lifelong friends. He also enjoyed fishing and golf. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer Ann. Collin is survived by his wife Elizabeth Jean, son Matthew Collin, sister Sally (Joe) Jacobs and many other family members and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly. At his request, no services will be held. Remembrances may be sent to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County (425-261-4777).



Connie J. "Coke" Cozad

Connie June (Coke) Cozad passed away on April 19, 2011 in Vancouver, WA at the age of 60 from cancer. She was born Feb. 28, 1951 to Clifford and Doris June Moore in Coffeyville, KS., She moved to the Northwest in 1982 and worked in the medical field in Eugene, OR and Vancouver, WA., Connie lived every moment to the fullest and found great joy in all of the interesting people she met along the way and in just being alive every day. Connie was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 17 and told she would never live to see 30. She never let that stop her from going to work every day and doing the things that made her happy. For many years now her greatest satisfaction has come from making beautiful quilts for her family, one member at a time. Those lucky enough to have one consider them to be prized family heirlooms., Connie is survived by her husband, David Cozad of Kennewick, WA; mother and step-father, Norman and June Benson; sister, Linda Werner; niece, Shannon Shipman, all of Vancouver; and nephew, Matthew Werner of Eugene, OR., A celebration of her life will be held at a later date., Please sign Connie's guest book at:



Danny B. Hansen

Danny B. HANSEN Danny B. Hansen passed away peacefully on April 20th at the age of 62 surrounded by family and friends. He married his high school sweetheart Linda in 1968. They shared 42 wonderful years of marriage and loved each other more than words can say. He is survived by his wife (Linda), 2 daughters (Shelley and Danielle), their husbands (Andy and Brian), 3 granddaughters (Ashley, Bailey and Alyssa), brother and sister-in-law (Steve and Carol). Danny was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He helped so many people achieve their dreams of home ownership through his 36 year career in real estate. He was dedicated to his hobby of building and flying remote control airplanes. Danny's famous sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association .



David J. Guichard

David J. GUICHARD Passed away at his home April 16, 2011. His death was due to natural causes. David was born August 12, 1950 and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering. David worked as a software engineer at Boeing for 29 years. David was a devoted father and spouse; a helpful son, brother and uncle. He was noted for his gentle sense of humor. In his free time he played the piano and guitar, sailed and worked on cars. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Shao-Yu Tun, his sons Philip and Steven, 2 sisters, 4 brothers, and 8 nieces and nephews. A funeral is scheduled for April 26th, 2011. Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 814 NE 85th St. Seattle, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holyrood Cemetery, 205 NE 205th Shoreline. To learn more about David's life, visit



DeLores P. Bryner

DeLores P. BRYNER DeLores P. Bryner passed away April 19th, 2011, while in the care of her nursing angels. Beloved wife of Pat Bryner for more than 63 years, DeLores is survived by her 4 children Patty Godsil (Steve), Christina Sauer (Ed), Mike (Kristen) and Jeff, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, her cousin and best friend, Bernice Conradi as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Seattle, a 1946 graduate of Ballard High, she continued living in Ballard until moving to Lynnwood in 2003. DeLores' greatest love was her family, her greatest passion caring for others. She will be missed, forever. Service 11:00am Wed, April 27th at Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home - 2003 NW 57th St, Seattle, followed by burial at Evergreen - Washelli Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your local Hospice or Alzheimer's Chapter.



Deloris Evelyn Ludden

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Diana Downs

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



Donna I. Pickeral

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



Dr. Margaret P. Fenn

Dr. Margaret P. FENN Born March 23, 1921 in Ironwood, Michigan to Catherine (Steinmetz) and John Walsh; died April 13, 2011 at her home in Seattle, WA. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and teacher, Peggy never lost her positive attitude and sense of humor even as Alzheimer's and pancreatic cancer stole her memory and her strength. Peggy was raised in Antigo, WI, graduating from Antigo High School in 1938. In 1942 she earned her BS in Physical Education from La Crosse State College (now UW-La Crosse). After graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and in 1943 was called to active duty as a WAVE, serving as a Recreation Officer until 1946. Stationed in Norman, OK and Key West, she coordinated activities for soldiers, many of whom were recovering from battle wounds and shock. After the war, Peggy returned to reserve status, retiring from the Navy in 1952 with the final rank of Lieutenant. Back in Wisconsin, Peggy returned to school for her teaching certificate, and there she met her future husband, Robert Ernst Fenn. Wowed by her date in his coal delivery truck, she and Bob married on August 5, 1948 in Ashland, WI. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Seattle, where Peggy insisted that Bob finish his undergraduate degree. Peggy earned her MBA from the University of Washington in 1950. She worked full time at the UW while raising her two sons, David and Mark, and in 1963 became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Washington's College of Business. She was a pioneer in the field of women in management and her career as a professor and lecturer took her all over the world. Her visiting professorships included the University of California San Diego, Tulane University, and, as a Fulbright Lecturer, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She was among the very first groups of American visitors allowed into China after they opened their borders in 1972. In her thirty years as a professor at the UW, she published three textbooks and was an advisor to several companies and agencies including theU.S. Postal Service. She acted as Chairwoman for Leadership for Tomorrow and served on the boards of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Women and Business, Inc. Upon retirement, she was elected to Professor Emeritus. Peggy was passionate about education, and throughout her life she would continue to encourage family, students, and friends to pursue their educational goals. Peggy rarely discussed her accomplishments; her greatest pride was her family. Her enthusiasm for travel took her and Bob on numerous adventures around the world. Weekends meant family trips to the ocean or to the Cascades for hiking, mushroom hunting, and rock hounding; both her sons inherited her love for the outdoors. She taught us that a woman really could do it all, do it well, and have fun. She loved swimming, reading, traveling, and her church, but most of all she loved being a grandmother. Our 'Oma' will be greatly missed. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Robert on November 5, 2010; and her sister Ann. She is survived by sons David (Ruth) and Mark (Ann); and grandchildren Lauren, Ryan, Kyle and Liam. She leaves behind her beloved sister, Rose and brother, John. We would like to extend special thanks to Peggy's devoted in-home caregivers, Dr. Pamela McDonald of Polyclinic, and the hospice nurses of Swedish Hospital. Private family services were held at Tahoma National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Swedish Visiting Nurse Services ( Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Dustin E. Curry

Passed away on April 21, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Survived by his wife, Angelica Curry and three children, Nolan, Veronica and Josiah; parents, Scott and Elizabeth Curry; brother, Troy Curry; sister, Amanda (Stafone) Fuentes and five nephews. Graveside service on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10 AM, Greenwood Memorial Terrace.



Dwain Owen Walker

Dwain Owen Walker Born February 13, 1938 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Passed away April 10, 2011. Dwain was a proud Vietnam Vet, serving 22 years in the Military. He is survived by his loving wife Mary, children Dianne and Darell Walker, Harold Selby, Lynn Daugherty, Joan Rice, Anna McCoy, Karla Weber, 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held April 29, 11am at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. A memorial to follow at the McKinley Hill Friends Church, 259 72nd St. E. in Tacoma. Visit



Earl Raymond "Sonny" Kreinbring

Earl Raymond Kreinbring, known as "Sonny" to family and many friends, died on Monday, April 18, 2011. He was born on October 14, 1931 in Lewistown, MT. Sonny graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1950, then attended Clark College., He served in the, during the, . Afterwards he joined his father as a partner on the family dairy farm in Brush Prairie, WA. Sonny retired in 1997., Survivors include his sisters, Ella Mae Fisher and Janet Bellcoff; former wife, Barbara Kreinbring; son, Jeff Kreinbring; daughter, Tracie Betcher; and three grandchildren., A memorial service will be held Wed., April 27, 3:30 p.m. at Layne's Funeral Home Chapel in Battle Ground. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Sonny's name to the Wounded Warrior Project., Please sign the Guest Book at



Edward S. Donahue

Edward S. Donahue, age 87, passed away on April 20, 2011., Born in Vermont on October 27, 1923, he is survived by his wife; Beverly; and children, Kevin, Shawn, Kerry and Erin; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren., For service info, go to



Ella Baril

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



Fern Ina Janssen

Fern Ina Janssen, a longtime resident of Vancouver, WA, died April 21st, 2011. She was born on July 4th, 1916 in Portland, OR., Fern was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party., Fern loved spending time with family and friends and creating a beautiful home. Fern is survived by her daughter, Sally Janssen Jones of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Amanda, Davin, Khristen, Beau, Wade, Catherine, Andrew, and Dana., She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; and sons, Michael and William., A memorial service will be held Tues., April 26th, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Salmon Creek at 7:00 p.m., Please sign Fern's guest book at:



Filitsa Demopoulos

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Frances Ruth Enabnit

Passed away peacefully on April 15, 2011, in Spokane, Washington at the age of 85. Frances was born in Laramie, Wyoming. Her father, Thomas E. Kuiper, was a teacher, school administrator and rancher. The Kuiper family homesteaded in Johnson County, Wyoming. Her mother, Helen Seeman Kuiper, was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Frances married her high school sweetheart, Charles Merlin Enabnit. She was a registered nurse, and he was a WW II hero back from the war. He served in Italy in the 10th Mountain Division. They started a family together in their hometown of Buffalo, Wyo. They had four girls and finally, one boy. Their lives took them from Wyoming to South Dakota to Washington to Oregon to Colorado, and even California. Frances excelled in making friends and packing up! She taught Sunday school and served in every PTA. She was a Girl Scout Leader and wonderful neighbor to everyone she met. She always enjoyed spending time with her family. As her children grew up and left home they started their own families, and Frances became "Grandma Frances" to ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Frances always enjoyed reading, learning, church and community service, meeting new people, playing bridge, and was an active member of PEO., Frances is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Merlin Enabnit, grandson, Jesse Sellon, and son-in-law, Larry S. Silver., She is survived by brothers: Tommy (Velda) Kuiper, of Story, Wyo. And Dave (Jeanette) Kuiper of Buffalo, Wyo.; children: Celia (Jim) Jamison of Richland, WA., Becky Silver of Westminster, CO., Candi (Jerry) Sellon of Goshen, IN., Jill (Griff) Enabnit-Stokes of Spokane, WA., Charles (Nancy) M. Enabnit Jr. of Sandy, OR.; 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held April 29, 2011, at 4:00 PM at the Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, 11695 SW Park Way Portland, OR 97225. Interment to follow in the summer of 2011 in Buffalo, Wyoming. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross in memory of Frances Ruth Enabnit.



Frank R. Hurst

Frank R. Hurst lived and worked his whole life in Snohomish county. He died peacefully at home., He is survived by the love of his life, Jody Mountifield; his loving and faithful "fat dog" Bruno; his mother and stepfather, Claudia and George Geary; father, Richard Hurst; siblings, Candy Kreger, Mark and Brad Hurst, Rhonda Turner and Craig Geary; children, Jacob Hurst, Caleb McLean, Sherie Hurst-White, Andrew and Annetta Vernon and Heather Burgess; 12 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and lots of close friends and family., Memorial will be held at Tri Way Grange, April 30, 2011 from 1 to 4 p.m.



Fred T. Reuble

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Gwendolyn Anderson Beard passed away peacefully on April 13, 2011. She was 97, and lived in Anacortes most of her life. Gwen will be remembered by her son, David; his wife, Marilyn; her sister, Lois Kaye; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and former students of Anacortes High School, where Gwen taught for over 35 years., Gwen's roots run deep in Anacortes. Her father, Rev. Ralph Kirk Anderson, built the United Church of Christ at 28th and Commercial in 1926. He also built the parsonage across the street, where they lived during The Depression. That home is now an antique store., Gwen graduated from Anacortes High School in 1933, and then completed a degree in music education at the University of Puget Sound. She married Robert ("Bob") Beard in 1938, who then returned with her to Anacortes to teach at the high school for a number of years., Gwen taught English, Contemporary World Problems, and Chorus. She took students to New York City and Washington, D.C, and started the first model UN at Anacortes High. Between 1948 and 1952, her choirs numbered at least 100 singers--more than one-third of the entire student body. She also led after-school boys' quartets, community music performances, plays and musicals. After retirement, she continued choir directing at the First Methodist Church for many years., As a teacher, Gwen was considered tough and demanding yet fair and compassionate. Many of her former students over the years have expressed their gratitude for the lasting impression Gwen's teaching has had upon their lives. She always had a hunger for life and learning, and she communicated this to everyone around her. She will be sorely missed., David and Marilyn would like to express their deep appreciation for the loving care Gwen received during her residence at Fidalgo Care Center, especially Ed Robinson and caregivers Kelly, Colleen, and Dorothy., A memorial service for Gwen will be held at the United Methodist Church, 2201 H Avenue, Anacortes, at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Donations in remembrance may be made to the church., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Gwen, please sign the online guest register at



George Kaneris

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



Golda Ruth Wilson

Golda Ruth Wilson, 82, of Vancouver, WA, went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2011. She was born in Independence, OR to J. Clarence and Etta V. Orr on Jan. 31, 1929., Golda and Wes served the Lord as missionaries in Japan., She enjoyed studying and teaching the Bible, playing the piano, and reading. Golda is survived by her sons, Paul and Jhing Wilson and David Wilson; daughter, Ruth Lyons; sisters, Beverly Thompson, Milly Shuff and Helen Willett; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren., Viewing will be held Fri., April 29 from 12-9:00 p.m. and a service on Sat., April 30 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial donations may be sent to The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) for Japan, PO Box 969, Wheaton, IL 60187., Please sign Golda's guest book at:



Gordon Ballew Anthony

Gordon Ballew ANTHONY Gordon Ballew Anthony passed March 30, 2011 at 64, from cancer. Dad passed as he wished, at home, with his family by his side. He was born in Seattle, grew up in Shoreline and raised his family in Lynnwood. Over the years dad spent his time coaching our sports teams from the time we were young until our teen years. Coaching included Baseball, Basketball and some Football seasons. He was an avid sports fan but enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles (road trips/coal hills), boating and golfing with family and friends. There was not a sporting event he did not follow, watch or attend - for Dad we say "GO HUSKIES". Dad retired after 30 years with King County. He retired early and this let him spend a few years traveling through the U.S. and then settling in Wenatchee for the warmer climate. Dad returned to the Everett area, two years ago, to be closer to family. Dad was preceded in death by his mother Jennie, father William, and his brother Bill Anthony. He is survived by his daughter Tina Bunt (son-in-law Lewis Bunt), his son Dan Anthony, his grandchildren Tanner & Paige Anthony, Colton & Dylan Bunt and friend, Irene. In addition, he leaves behind his sister Cathleen, his sister Barbara and his brother Sie along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. "The Celebration of Life" will be held Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at the Everett Golf and Country Club from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Family & friends are welcome. Let's share those pictures and hilarious stories while we enjoy some of the provided refreshments. Donations can be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center of Seattle in the name of Gordon Anthony or you may donate at the "Celebration of Life" and all will be forwarded. Dad - thank you for always being there. You will be missed and forever remembered. All our Love, your children Tina and Dan.



Gordon Lee Farley

FARLEY, Gordon Lee, Passed away April 13, 2011 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. Gordon was born May 26, 1934 in Cando, ND to Wilbur and Lois May Farley. He was predeceased by his mother, father and sister, Jo Anne (Farley) Dix. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sally M. (Russell) Farley; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Carmen Farley of Spokane; son, Rev. Thomas Farley of New Mexico; two daughters, Laura Burlett of Tillamook, OR and Jody Steck of Lubbock, TX; two step-daughters; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He graduated from North Central High School in 1952 and after graduation joined the US Coast Guard where he spent four years at various stations along the Oregon coast. His final tour was as the lighthouse keeper at Cape Meares in Tillamook, OR. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington State University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education. He spent 27 years as a special education teacher in Oregon City, OR, retiring in 1991. He and his wife then returned to Spokane, where they enjoyed their retirement traveling to visit family. A private memorial service was conducted on April 16, 2011 in Spokane at Fairmount Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St . in Spokane.



Gustav R. "Bob" Robertson Jr.

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Guy F. "Gunny" Kyler Jr.

Guy "Gunny" F. Kyler, Jr. of Vancouver, WA, went to Heaven April 21st, 2011, from complications of Dementia. He was born Sept. 18th, 1929, in Buffalo, NY, to Catherine Mannen and Guy Kyler, Sr., Guy went into the, at 17, where he became a Gunnary Sgt., serving his country for over 21 years, fighting on the front lines of the Laos, Korean and, s, where he received many honors, including three, s., He was our hero, our countries hero and will be sorely missed until we see him again on the front lines in Heaven. After retiring from the military, he and his family moved to Vancouver, where he went to work for the United States Postal Service for 20 years., Retiring from there in 1988, Guy went into security, eventually working at the Vancouver Mall, where he made many special friends., Guy loved to fish, golf and draw. He was offered a job for Disney as a cartoon artist, but chose to stay and fight for our country instead., Guy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doreen Kyler; daughters, Karen King, Kim Hubbard (Paul), and Shawna Kyler; his best friend and grandson, Kaleb Johanson; grandsons, Phillip King and Jordan Hubbard; granddaughter, Brandi King; and two great-granddaughters, Samantha and Alize., A special thank you to the nurses and care givers at the Ray Hickey Hospice house, for taking such good care of him, and of us in his final days., A memorial service will be at New Heights Church at 7913 NE 58th St., Vancouver, WA 98665 at 1:30 p.m., Tues., April 26, 2011., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ray Hickey Hospice House., Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel., Please sign Guy's guest book at:




IN MEMORY OF, HANS WISLER, An open house is planned for Thursday, April 28th from 3:30 to 5:00 at The Cedars Club House on Sinclair Way and Cypress Court in Burlington. 




Hazel Louise Schulberg, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, April 8, 2011 at the family home, near Sedro-Woolley., She was born in Ballard, WA on July 10, 1914, to John and Jette Rommen., On December 11, 1936, Hazel married Riedar Martin Schulberg. They moved to Edmonds in 1945, where they raised their 3 children Wesley, Joanne and David., After working 25 years for the Edmonds School District as a manager-supervisor in Food Services, she retired in 1976., Hazel was a member in the Everett Thelma Lodge of the Daughters of Norway., She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and John Thomson; son and daughter-in-law, David and Peggy Schulberg; daughter-in-law, Sharon Schulberg; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren., She was a truly loving friend and confident to her family, extended family, many friends and acquaintances., Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Riedar; granddaughter, Jodi Thomson Dickson; son, Wesley; brother, Edward Rommen; sister, Olga Rommen Johnson; and her precious step-mother, Louise Marie Larson Rommen Enoch., There will be an open house in celebration of Hazel's life from 1-4pm on April 30, 2011 at the family home., In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to Hospice of the NW, 819 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274.



Harry A. Leao

Harry Leao, 79, of Vancouver, WA, passed away April 15, 2011 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA., He worked at the Camas Paper Mill for 41 years. He enjoyed old cars and Western music., Harry turned his life around for the Lord., He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley; children, David and Dan Leao, and Sandra Lloyd; grandchildren, Brentt Leao and Summer Leao; and sister, Mary Denton., A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th St., Vancouver, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Church of God., Please view/sign his guestbook at



Helen Joy Bower

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



Herta Bartacek Tucker-Coit

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Irene K. L. Tate

Irene K. L. Tate Passed away April 20 in University Place, WA at age 88. Irene was born in Frankfurt, Germany on December 16, 1922 and lived in Lakewood for 42 years. She was employed as a nurse's aide at Western State Hospital from 1968 - 1984. Irene is survived by daughter Linda (Donald) Berman, of Ohio. A remembrance service, led by Vicar James A Matthews, will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Manor Care, Tacoma. Visit



Jack L. Creager

Jack L. CREAGER Jack L. Creager passed away Wednesday, April 20, with his wife, Josie, at his side. Jack was a generous person giving selflessly to many. Jack was a truck driver all his life and became owner of Jack Creager Trucking, Inc. in 1979. Jack was born in Grove City, Ohioon July 8, 1926 to John and Clara Creager who preceded him in death. His brothers Joe, Robert, Homer, Harold and Alan all preceded Jack in death. Besides his wife, Josie, Jack is survived by one son, Jack L. Jr., of Boone, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. Services are set for Tues, April 26, 11 am, viewing Mon, 4/25, 5-8, at Marlatt Mortuary, 713 N. Central Avenue, Kent. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Kent. Reception to follow immediately at Golden Steer Restaurant, 23826 104th Ave SE, Kent.



Jackie Ann (Duby) Chapman

Jackie Ann (Duby) Chapman of Everett, WA passed away on April 21, 2011. No service times are currently scheduled.



Jacob Edward Bonanno

BONANNO, Jacob Edward, Born June 13th, 1985 to Edward and Deborah Bonanno., The Lord opened his arms for you on April 14th, 2011., Jacob is preceded in death by his father, Edward Bonanno. Jacob is survived by his mother, Deborah, Bonanno, three sisters: Kimberly Bonanno, Angela Bonanno, Jennifer Nussbaum, one brother Curtis Bonanno. His beautiful daughter, Audrianna and girlfriend Jennifer Adams. Several nieces and nephews. Countless friends and extended family. Jacob you will be missed by so many, your contagious laugh and a smile as bright as the sunshine. So until we meet again rest easy. The Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 1:00 at Family of Faith Community Church, 712 W. Nora, Spokane, WA 99205.



James E. Norris

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James G. "Jim" Stohr

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Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - James G. "Jim" Stohr, age 79, longtime Yakima area resident died April 19, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born April 29, 1931 in Yakima, WA to parents Warren and Thelma (Murphy) S



Jean L. Cardin

Jean L. Cardin of Vancouver, WA, died peacefully at home on April 21, 2011. She was born in Gowanda, NY on June 5, 1923 to Robert Henry Ritz and Estelle Lulu Denniston Ritz., Her father was a pharmacist, and upon his urging, Jean studied pharmacy at the University of Buffalo in New York after attending Green Mountain College in Vermont. She received a degree in pharmacy and became a licensed pharmacist, working in her father's drug store., Jean met Philip George Cardin shortly before he was deployed to Europe where he served as a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. Upon his return, they were married on January 7, 1945. They had two daughters, Ruth Gretchen in 1946 and Anita Jean in 1949. Jean lived the Air Force life, moving frequently. She and Philip were stationed in Japan, Canada and Germany and many places in the United States including Virginia, Texas, Alabama and California. They retired to Woodland, WA in 1978, and they moved to Vancouver in 1998 where Jean was able to remain until her death., Though trained as a pharmacist, Jean's passion in life was art. She began painting in oils, but she quickly moved on to watercolors which allowed more freedom and freshness in her paintings. Jean continued her studies with numerous watercolor instructors like Milfred Zornes and Robert E. Wood, attending workshops around the world. Back at home in Woodland, Jean began instructing watercolor classes which she continued until just a few years before her death. Locally, she was a member of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society and the Oregon Society of Artists. She received many awards for her paintings., Jean and Phil loved their home in Woodland where they had a garden and fed the birds and squirrels and took daily drives to explore the Northwest. Jean loved her cat, Songbird, and her beloved dog, Friday., She will be remembered for her sensitive talent as an artist, for her refined and gentle nature and for her love of all things blue, like her eyes. Jean is survived by her daughters, Ruth Gretchen Gregory of Beavercreek, OH and Anita Jean Kinghorn of Vancouver, WA; her sister, Nina Decker of Rushford, NY; three grandchildren, Raymond Philip Gregory, Donica Kaye Kline and Yarra Jean Espinosa; and twelve great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip, in 2002; and by her parents., Jean will be buried with Philip at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. A graveside service will be held on Tues., April 26, 2011 at 12:30 p.m., The family wishes to extend special thanks to the loving and devoted caregivers who tended to Jean in her last years and allowed her to stay in her home., Please make any memorial donations to the, and Hospice Southwest., Please sign Jean's guest book at:



Jeanne Giordano

Jeanne Giordano, a resident at Parkway Chateau, died on April 18 at age 93. She is survived by her husband Roy, son Steve, daughter Mary, and 3 granddaughters. She was born to Charles Herbert Caswell and Jeanne Gilchrist on July 24, 1917, in Lynn, MA. The family moved to Newport Rhode Island, then to Long Beach, CA. where she graduated from Polytechnic HS and Long Beach Jr. College. She earned her RN at the University of CA in San Francisco, and her BS and Public Health Nursing Credential from the Univ. of CA, Berkeley. She worked as a school nurse in Albany and Richmond, CA, as a public health nurse with the Richmond County Health Dept., and as a lecturer in the Dept. of Nursing at the Univ. of CA, Berkeley. In the 1940s, she helped organize nurses in Alameda County into a CIO union. She married Roy Giordano in 1940 in Long Beach, CA at Lakewood Community Church. They lived in Berkeley until Roy graduated from Boalt Law School, then moved to Orange County where they lived for almost 50 years until they moved to the Parkway Chateau. She worked for 25 years as coordinator of the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers and served on the Board of Directors of the National Farm Workers Ministry for over 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the American Association of University Women, Jobs With Justice and the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. A Celebration of Jeanne's Life will be held Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m., Unitarian Fellowship, 1708 I Street, Bellingham. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Farm Worker Ministry, 438 N. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63130, or to United Farm Workers PO Box 62, Keene, CA, 93531.



Jesse Alfred Christopher Ewing III

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



Joel Philip Holgren

Joe is survived by his beautiful daughters Katy and Corena as well as his loving family: parents John and Joyce Holgren; brothers Claude, Mick, Ed and Eric Holgren; sisters Julie Jones and Mary Tantriella and his very special nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Parish, Spokane, Easter Monday, April 25 at 11:00 AM. Reverend Mark Pautler presiding.



John D. Davis

DAVIS, John D., John went home to be with his wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 15, 2011. He will be greatly missed by all his family and close friends. John was born on May 6, 1939, to Willard and Ethel Davis in Moscow, Idaho, and moved to Spokane, Washington as a young child. He attended Rogers High School where he met many life-long friends and his beautiful wife of nearly 56 years, Donna Ruetsch. Married at age 16, together they raised four children: Debra Ashley, Clint Davis (Kathy), Dan Davis (Nancy) and Colleen Auble (Steve). Later they added a son in Chuck Ashley to the mix., John provided for his loved ones with a career as Manager for W.W. Grainger, Inc., and retired as a Sales Representative. One of his passions in life was the great outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, camping or just spending time with family and friends around a campfire where he seemed most comfortable. Because of his love for photography and music we will have so much to turn to for fond memories of John., We would like to thank everybody for his care, especially the ALSSO Organization (Carol and the whole crew), the Carters and all the staff at Hospice of Spokane for their very special kindness during John's final weeks with us. We have been greatly blessed by John's presence in our lives and look forward to seeing him again in Heaven our home.



John Sullivan

John Sullivan, a native of North Dakota, passed away April 12, 2011. He is survived by his wife; three children; seven grandchildren; and four siblings., His parents and a sister preceded him in death., Dr. Sullivan was a talented cereal chemist who worked in the food industry. His career took him around the world where he specialized in product development, research and quality assurance., John was a compassionate and caring person. As a devout Catholic, he contributed many hours to their charity efforts., Committed to his family, there was no better husband and father than John., Please sign the Guest Book at



Joseph Edwin McKeown

He watches us from Heaven, finally at peace after a long battle with heart disease. Joseph "Joe" left us to be with his eternal Father on April 14, 2011. He passed peacefully at home with his loving wife, Deanna, by his side. He was a true gentleman, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by those he has left behind., Joe was born March 4, 1940 in Chico, California and later moved to Seattle, Washington where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958. He met the love of his life, Deanna Fallmer, in 1961 and they were married August 10, 1962 at Calvary Baptist Church in Seattle, WA. They experienced many loving memories over their almost 49 years together, including a daughter, a son and two grandsons., He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended Arlington's 3rd Ward. After joining the Mormon Church, Joe and Deanna were sealed in marriage in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1966 and received the blessing of the "Covenant of Eternal Marriage" ensuring that he will be united with his family for eternity in Heaven., Joe was a true Pisces and always wanted to be one of the kids, so perhaps that is why all of his nieces and nephews have such fond memories of their times with him on family outings. Camping trips, days spent exploring parks, amusement centers, the beach or just a long drive to find a new restaurant are just a few memories that will be cherished forever!, As a young man, Joe loved participating in sports, his favorites being baseball and basketball, honing his skills at the Wallingford Boys Club. Later in life he became an avid bowler and then learned to love the game of golf. Even when Joe became too ill to participate in sports he still loved to watch his favorite games on TV with his loving dog, Heidi, as his "Fur Rug" lap companion at his side., For most of his life he enjoyed a career as Sales Manager for several tool and die cast companies and finished his career consulting with tool and die cast companies on sales and design until he retired in 2009., He took pride in his Icelandic and Irish heritage and loved to travel. He was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Iceland in 2005 to meet some of his Icelandic relatives during the trip of a lifetime. His sister, Patty, surprised him with a Scandinavian cruise as part of their trip and then his brother, Mike, joined them in London prior to traveling to Iceland., Joe had a great sense of adventure, whether at home, exploring the local areas or traveling to many parts of the world. He loved to cruise, from his first experience on a Disney Cruise Ship to his last cruise with Holland America on the Mexican Rivera., He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Hans McKeown; grandmother, Ione McKeown; father, Joseph McKeown; and mother, Ruth McKeown., Joe is survived by his loving wife of almost 49 years, Deanna; his daughter, Tami Myers; son-in-law, Steve; grandsons, Joshua and Preston; son, Robert (Robbie) McKeown; brother, Michael McKeown and wife, Donna; and sister, Patricia McKeown. He was a true "brother" to sisters-in-law, Patricia Thomas and Terry Roth, along with Terry's husband, Greg, who shares his Irish heritage and boyish sense of life., Oh gentle man, you will be sorely missed by those who love you. The world is not as bright a place without your smile, your love or your gentle hand. Until we meet again in Heaven, be at peace, but know your passing has left a hole in our hearts no one else can fill., Per Joe's wishes, there will be no funeral. However, in keeping with his Irish heritage a memorial service/wake will be held at a later date in July, including a private family internment at Floral Hills Cemetery., In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the following two organizations, St Jude's Children's Hospital,, ; or Skagit Hospice Foundation, 1415 E. Kincaid St., Mt Vernon, WA 98274.



Josephine Gordon

Josephine GORDON 85, passed away Saturday morning, April 16, at Cascade Vista Nursing Home in Redmond. Josephine "Jo/Josie" was born October 25, 1925 in Dillon, Montana to Joseph and Catherine (Osterman) Severinski. She grew up in Butte, Montana, attending Harrison Elementary School and graduating from Butte High School in May 1943. Josie married Ray Gordon on November 1, 1947, and they had two children, Gary and Gayle. In 1954 the Gordons left Butte and moved to Burlington, Washington, where Josie worked as an Executive Secretary for Shell Oil Refinery in Anacortes. Four years later the family moved to Seattle where Josie was employed with EDC of Lynnwood as an Administrative Assistant to the President until 1985 when she retired after 35 years of service. Josie always loved to travel and after her retirement her and Ray visited many parts of the USA and Canada as well as making their yearly trips home to their native Butte until Ray passed away in 1992. Besides Ray, Josie was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Catherine Severinski, sister and brother-in-law Catherine and Antone (Babe) Leskovar, sister and brother-in law Mary and Henry Klobucar and brother-in-law Vernon Lannin. She is survived by her son Gary of Chicago, Illinois and daughter Gayle of Logan, Utah. Also surviving are her sister Dorothy Lannin and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Josie was a wonderful woman who lived life to the fullest. She will be sorely missed by her family and all who knew her. Josie's final wishes were to be cremated and buried next to her husband Ray at Evergreen Memorial Park in Seattle. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.



Juanita Ostrander

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Kaare Klykken

Kaare Klykken, beloved husband and father, died peacefully on April 1, 2011. Kaare was born May 3, 1929 on the family farm near Oysletta, Norway. His parents were Elise and Brede Klykken. Kaare was the youngest of eight children. He was nine years old at the time of the German occupation. In the 1940's he served in the N.A.T.O. Army. As a young man he also worked in logging and with botanicals. He helped build a ski resort in Bjorli, Norway. He came to the United States in 1954, became a journeyman carpenter in Wyoming, then went to California where he worked as a finish carpenter and was considered one of the best., Kaare came from a family with many musical talents such as composing, conducting and performing, which continued throughout his entire life. He was the director of the Normanna Glee Club in Oakland, California for 14 years and participated in more than 35 Sangerfests of the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association., He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sharon; his son, Hans; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., No services will be held, but, sing a song when you remember him, the most honest man a person could know.



Karen Rebecca McRae

In loving memory of Karen Rebecca McRae. Karen died on April 5, 2011. Her death was very sudden and unexpected. Karen was born in Vancouver, Washington on January 14, 1979. Her home was always in Vancouver. She attended Pleasant Valley School from 1985 - 1993. She then went to Hudson's Bay High School where she graduated in 1997., Her passions were many. She loved working with, playing with, and caring for pets and any animal on a personal and professional level. She loved being outdoors, camping out, hiking through forests and up hills, fishing, and most of all swimming in the lakes and rivers. She enjoyed reading and writing, music, photography, and was very creative, tech savvy and artistic. One notable accomplishment artistically are her many stunning landscape oil paintings. Karen was soft-spoken, easy-going, had a ready smile and was always ready to help. She was very likeable and if you knew her, you loved her., She is survived by her grandmother, Dorothy McRae of Vancouver; father, Stuart McRae of Vancouver; mother, Jan Edwards of Vancouver; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends from Vancouver, other parts of the country and the world. She touched us all. We will miss her and hold our memories of all the good times with her close to our heart., There will be a memorial service for her on Saturday, May 14th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Marshall Community Center in the Elm Room at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver., Please sign the Guest Book at



Kathryn Key Adams

Kathryn Key ADAMS Kay died peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning. She was 96, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Lewis Key and widow of Charles Francis Adams. Born in Lewiston, Idaho, January 18, 1915. Survived by daughters, Linda Mullen of Bellevue and Cheri Adams of Seattle, son Gerry Adams (Tracy) of Bainbridge Island and one stepdaughter, Andrea Adams Zmerzlikar of Pacifica, California. She was 'Muzz' to six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A Life member of the Washington Athletic Club and Seattle College Club, charter member of Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Evergreen Hospital Guild, a pioneer member of St. Augustine's-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, Freeland, WA, and a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Seattle. Kay lived on South Whidbey Island from 1962 until she moved to Park Shore in Madison Park in 1999. Her greatest desire was to play Bridge and she did it well. She loved life and laughter, good cooking and entertaining - there was always a seat at her table. A Celebration of Life will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island ( for directions) at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011. No flowers per her request. Memorials may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Park Shore Retirement Community, 1630 43rd Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98112, Saint Augustine's-in-the-Woods, Freeland, WA or the charity of your choice. Sign Kay's on-line Guest Book at



Kenneth E. Adams

Passed away on April 20, 2011 from complications due to a stroke. He was born on October 22, 1922 in Wyola, MT to Warren and Gertrude Adams. He spent his childhood years in St. Maries, ID, and spent four years in the U.S. Navy from 1941-1945 and raised his children in Spokane, WA. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years Alta; eight children, Arlene Bearden, Russell Adams (Leona), Pamela Adams, Ronald Adams (Karen), Mike Glidewell (Angel), Thomas Glidewell (Guadalupe), Diana Landsiedel (Larry), Janet Landsiedel (Thomas); 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.



Kimberly Sue Newby

On April 14, 2011, Kimberly Sue Newby went to be with her Lord and to join the love of her life, Lando R. Newby., She is survived by her mother, Sandra Yates; father, John Yates; her daughter, Melanie Reed and spouse; and two sons, Lando and Nickolas Newby. She also leaves her grandbabies, Tristan and Lillian; along with her siblings, John A. Yates and Mona Moye; and many more family members., A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Lynnwood on Highway 99 at the Eagles FOE 2888.



Kirsten Jane Howard DEVENY

Kirsten Jane Howard DEVENY Age 38. Beloved daughter, sister and mother, passed away April 12, 2011 in Edmonds, WA. Kirsten was a multi-talented, caring and giving person who touched everyone she met. She had a gift for remembering how to laugh, even when the challenges of her life seemed overwhelming. KJ is survived by her son, Kellen Deveny, parents, Bruce Howard & Sue Cummings, Sharon & Tim Irvin, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.A Celebration of Life will be held at Robinswood House, 2430 148th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA, on Saturday, May 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family would suggest a donation to your favorite charity.



Larry Eugene Morgan

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Laura Buthorn

Laura BUTHORN Laura was born on May 21, 1924 in Grand Junction CO. She died March 5, 2011 in Littleton, CO. Laura moved to Seattle with her husband Bud, in 1974. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church until moving to Littleton in 2003. She is survived by her children, Bill Buthorn Olympia, Don Buethorn Bellingham, and Alice Groat Littleton CO. She also has six grandchildren. Laura loved the Seattle Opera, The Act Theater, and her church.



Lawrence C. Fricke

FRICKE, Lawrence C., Lawrence joined his gracious wife in God's hands April 11, 2011. Aileen was his best friend and wife of 66 years before she left us in 2004. He was born January 17, 1919 in Rockford, WA. He was a life- time member of both the McIntosh Grange and the Coeur d'Alene Eagles. He ran his family farm near Rockford his whole life, where he raise animals, various crops and three kids., Lawrence is survived by three wonderful kids. Son Gary Fricke, daughters Patricia Meyers and Janice Stolz, and youngest brother Raymond Fricke. He has 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren., Services will be held April 30, 2011 10am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rockford, WA. Burial will follow at Rockford Cemetery., Memorials may be made to Rockford Cemetery, Rockford, WA 99030 or the Hospice of Spokane 121 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202



Leonard Kristjan Breidford

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



Leroy Slinkard and Bertha Marlow

SLINKARD, Leroy MARLOW, Bertha (Slinkard), A Memorial Service for Leroy Slinkard and his mother Bertha Marlow (Slinkard) will be April 30, 2011 at 1 pm at Fairview Cemetery, Rockford, WA. Luncheon to follow at the Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fairview Cemetery.



Louise Elizabeth (Boster) Howard

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Louise Emily Ames

AMES, Louise Emily, Beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her home on April 18, 2011. Louise was born on November 18, 1921 in Menasha, Wisconsin to a loving family of eight siblings. She attended St. Mary's High School and was valedictorian of her graduating class., Her family was the absolute love of her life and she enjoyed attending numerous family gatherings and especially her grandchildren's sporting events. She is survived by her children, John Ames, Spokane, WA, Margaret Ames, Seattle, WA, Major General Ray and Cynthia Fox, Arlington, VA, Catherine and Allan Starr, Vancouver, WA, Elizabeth Sparrow, Plano, TX, Robert and Kathy Ames, Minden, NV, Timothy and Kerri Ames, Spokane, WA; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren as well as three on the way., Lou worked successfully in civil service for over 25 years and ended her career at Bonneville Power Administration where she received numerous outstanding performance awards., In her retirement she volunteered her time and talents to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Lou enjoyed endless hours of working on word games and crossword puzzles. She spoke passionately about politics and world events. Her favorite season was the spring and the planting of her vast array of flowers. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for over 40 years. As a Zag mom and grandmom she was an avid fan of the Gonzaga basketball teams. Go Zags! She also took great delight in feeding and watching the birds and squirrels that inhabited her yard., She will be deeply missed by her many devoted family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 E Rockwood Blvd., Spokane, WA. Private Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Those wishing to honor Louise's beautiful memory may contribute to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, W. 2911 Fort Wright Dr. Spokane, WA 99224., Visit her guestbook at



Luella Etta Ferguson

Lu was born and raised in Spokane, WA, and lived in the Spokane and Cheney area most of her life. She lived for eight years in Idaho. She graduated from John R. Rogers in the second graduating class in January of 1934, in those times they held graduation twice a year, in January and June. She married Cecil C. Ferguson on October 30, 1937, they were married for 53 wonderful years and had three children from this union. Lu and her husband Cecil were foster parents for many years and later became a receiving home for young children. They had cared for approx. 500 children over the course of time. After this Lu became the director of the D.A.R.E. program in Cheney from 1990 to 1997. Lu was blessed with God given talent to care for children and they loved her dearly and were always glad to be with her. Lu also had a day care center for quite a few years, she took care of up to 20 children easier than most people could take care of one. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; son, Laurence (Larry) Walker, from a previous marriage. She is survived by two sons, Clifford (Sue) of Cheney, WA, and Marvin (Barbara) of Spokane Valley, WA; daughter, Faye (Dean) Forney of Colville, WA, with whom she has lived since June 2006. She was also the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was a beautiful and loving mother to her children and she will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Until we meet again in the resurrection, rest in peace Mother. Lu was interred beside her husband Cecil at Spokane Memorial Gardens, at her request, there will be no service.



Manuel "Manny" Lopez

Manuel "Manny" Lopez, 55, passed away to be with the Lord on April 19, 2011. He was born in Weslaco, Texas on December 30, 1955 to Jose Federico and Camila Lopez., He is preceded in death by his father, Jose Federico; and brother, Armando Lopez., He is survived by his significant other, Cheryl Carter; sons, Adrian Lopez and Alex Lopez; daughter, Christina Lopez; and the mother of his children, Amanda Rojas; three brothers, Jose R. Lopez (Lydia), of Arizona, Uvaldo Lopez (Blanca), of Washington and Ruben Lopez (Laurie), of Texas; three sisters, Isaura Rodriguez (Manuel), of Texas, Laura Mejorado (Jose), of Texas and Maria Lopez, of Texas. Also surviving are eight grandchildren., A time of visitation will be held on from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday April 25, at Solie Funeral Home, Everett, WA with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Everett, WA with interment to follow at Marysville Cemetery., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home.



Marceline "Marcie" (Pope) Lowdon

Marcie Lowdon, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to so many, peacefully passed away April 12, 2011, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her husband Doug; children Debbie (Jim Topliff) and Mike (Melissa); and grandchildren Lani, Haley, Chrissy, Adam, and Amanda, great-grandson, James; and sister Billie (Pope)., Marcie was born in Bruno, Arkansas, April 3, 1934, to Helen and Raymond Pope. She attended Central Valley High School (1952) where she was a song leader. Marcie worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber brokerage company, and later fell in love with Doug Lowdon, her brother, Paul's, best friend. Doug and Marcie married June, 1956 and spent 54 years together, enjoying homes in the Spokane Valley, Twin Lakes Village, and their very special cabin on Pend Orielle Lake. She led a very active and social life. For many years, she was a member of the Central Park Racquet Club and Spokane Racquet Club. Later, she turned her passion to golf, enjoying the sport while living at Twin Lakes Village, where she was also active in the Village government. Her love for sports continued as a spectator to her children and grandchildren's sporting events, where she cheered with enthusiasm, rain, snow, or shine. As the grandkids matured, her passion for college basketball grew, and she supported her favorite teams with never failing loyalty., Marcie was preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother Paul., A celebration of Marcie's life will be held at the Twin Lakes Village clubhouse, Rathdrum, Idaho, Saturday, April 30th, at 3:00 p.m.



Margaretta Smith Boucher

Margaretta Smith BOUCHER Margaretta Smith Boucher passed away at home on April 4th. She was 93. Margaretta was born at home in Seattle on Capital Hill on May 6th, 1917 to J. Speed Smith and Anna Gillan Smith. When Margaretta was seven she contracted polio which kept her in bed over a year. She wore a brace from that time on and underwent numerous surgeries. She spent time in Kentucky and Warm Springs Georgia and returned home in her late teens. Bob Rourke, her soon to be brother-in-law, convinced her to enroll at the University on Washington promising to drive her on campus and pick her up at all her classes. She loved the UW and became a Pi Phi. Margaretta and her sisters Jane and Libby, spent their summers at their home in Port Madison on Bainbridge Island. After college she married W.C. Boucher and had a daughter Barret. In 1968 Margaretta began work at Children's Hospital in the outpatient clinics. She loved working at Childrens and parents and patients both adored her. She took an early retirement when she was 79. After retirement she loved traveling, her latest adventure was Cabo for her adored grandson's wedding, playing mahjong, painting, being on the computer and reading. She always said as long as she had she had books and wine she would be happy. Margaretta had the unique ability to make everyone she met feel special and loved. Margaretta was preceded in death by her sister Jane Colelman Michael.She is survived by her daughter Barret Elizabeth Root (Ken), grandson Chris Peck (Tara), niece Jane Rourke Stark, nephew Dr. Robert Rourke,Jr, and their children Rob, Anne, Kyle and Tyler. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Prospect Preschool. Margaretta started out everyday saying out loud "I am so lucky!" We were so lucky. There will be a celebration in honor of Margaretta May 21st 3:00 p.m. Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th St SW Mountlake Terrace



Marie A. Ogle

OGLE, Marie A., Passed away on April 21, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born on June 13, 1914, in Mica, WA, to Benson and Clara Crane. She is survived by four children, Charlene (Terry) Peabody of White Cloud, MI, Ron (Jan) Ogle of Chicago, IL, Marilyn (Randy) Shell of Roseville, CA and Carolyn Ogle of Spokane,WA; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles S. Ogle. Visitation will be on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 2:00 -" 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.



Marie Dunn

Marie Dunn, age 88, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 at her home in Blaine. Marie was born on March 20, 1923 in Hadsel, Norway to Andrew and Marit Berg. She was raised in Seattle and graduated from Ballard High School. She married Edward Dunn on January 24, 1942 and they moved to Blaine in 1943. While their children were growing up, Marie was a room mother in a Blaine Elementary classroom each year, a Boy Scout Den Mother, and a Brownie assistant leader. Later in life, she volunteered at the Blaine Food Bank for 13 years, where she was also a board member. Marie was an inspiring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, as well as a talented gardener and an excellent Scrabble player. She and Ed spent 63 happy years making each other laugh and admiring sunsets over Drayton Harbor from their backyard. Marie is survived by her son, Edward Dunn Jr. (Emily) of Garibaldi, OR; daughters Susan Oltrogge (Terry) of Hot Springs Village, AR; Joan Giard (Jack) of Lopez Island; Julie Mayer (Walt) of Sedro Woolley; grandchildren Kathie Flood (Russ Glaeser), Shannon Feenstra, Jackie Flood, Reid Campion (Stephana), Andrea Campion, Nicholle Flood, Amber McPhail (John), Chad Dunn, Kelly Shorten (Travis), Jake Mayer, Luke Mayer; step-grandchildren Janet Johnson, Cal Sullivan and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation (800 E. Chestnut, Suite LL1, Bellingham WA 98225) or to the Blaine Food Bank (500 C St, Blaine WA 98230).



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



Martina Gerarda Hilaria Maria Bayer

Martina Gerarda Hilaria Maria BAYER Tina, a Kent native, was born July 15, 1936 to Joseph and Neeltje Stroomer. She passed away peacefully on April 13, 2011. Raised on a dairy farm in Kent, Tina was the youngest of 8 children. The highlight of her childhood was a boat trip with her parents back to the Netherlands at age 14. Tina graduated from Kent-Meridian H.S. in 1954 and married Theodore (Ted) on April 2, 1956. Tina was a dedicated wife and a loving mother of 5 children. Tina struggled with Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 35 years of her adult life. Tina is survived by her husband Ted and her 5 children and their spouses: Lisa (Everett) Quam, Kevin (Eileen) Bayer, Lance Bayer, Kurt (Kirsa) Bayer, and Beth Bayer; 2 sisters, Jane Westby and Helen Bylin. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Stewart, Corinna, Benjamin, Nicholas, Alexis, Cougar, Orie, Rowan, Ted, Mitchell, Brian and Samantha. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:00am on Friday, April 29, 2011 at St. Anthony Chapel at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 304 3rd Ave S., Kent, WA 98032. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Tina's honor to the Arthritis Foundation . Search for Martina Bayer and her Hope For Heroes page at



Mary Glenna Condon

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



Mary Louise Snyder

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Mary V. Owen

OWEN, Mary V., Passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Spokane WA. She was born on September 6, 1947 in Seattle WA to Glen and Jessie Pressler who both preceded her in death. Mary is survived by her sister Elizabeth J. Thompson and spouse; Bruce Thompson of Spokane, WA, her children, Michelle R. Clark of Yuma, Arizona, Lillian M. Doggett, and Jack C. Owen III both of Spokane, WA and 10 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and their families. A viewing will be held on April 26th from 10am to 4pm at Heritage Funeral Home on Government Way, Spokane WA. Memorial services will be held on April 28th at 2pm also at Heritage Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.



Marylou G. Mulanax

Marylou G. Mulanax, 77, of Everett, went to Heaven to be with Jesus on March 18, 2011., She leaves behind surviving siblings, Ethel, Ardie and Jerry; her two daughters, Michelle and Rhonda; her grandchildren, Caitlin, Grady, Ty, and Christopher; and her be-loved son-in-laws, Patrick and Sean.



Maurice C. Hilburn

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Michael E. McConville

Michael E. McConville was born on May 11, 1951 in Seattle, WA and passed away peacefully from ongoing health issues at his home near Anacortes, WA on April 21, 2011., He is survived by his wife, Susan; mother, Rita McConville; sons, Michael McConville (Rick) and Roger Rounds (Stacy); daughters, Lisa McConville, Dawn Taylor (Mike) and Jennifer McConville (David); grandchildren, Rachael, Travis, Michael, Tanner, Kahle, Madison and Mason; sisters Maryann Schuler (Larry) and Kathleen Seidel (Herb). He is preceded in death by his father, Edward McConville., Mike was raised in Mountlake Terrace with his adult years in Duvall, WA and Huson, MT before returning to the Anacortes, WA area. His careers included Pacific Coca Cola in Bellevue and contracted truck driver with Watkins & Shepard in Missoula, MT. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, camping and NASCAR. He will be missed by his family and friends., An open house will be held at his home on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael E. McConville donations account at any US Bank branch.



Michael W. BeRoth

Michael W. BeRoth passed away at his home on Apr. 15, 2011 at 65 years of age. He died suddenly of heart complications., He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Benjamin); brother, Greg (Michelle); two grandchildren, Jonah and Hunter; and his best canine friend, Taffy., Mike served in the, on board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) during the, . After his discharge from the service he worked for the Boeing Aerospace Company as a facilities planner and retired after 33 years. He spent his retirement enjoying traveling the world taking pictures and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Europe. Mike was a truly loving, unique, and eccentric father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him., A memorial service will be held at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Ave. S in Edmonds, WA, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. A remembrance gathering at his home in Edmonds will directly follow the memorial service.



Minerva Hove

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Nancy Elizabeth Griggs Daugherty

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Peggy Jean Dodds

Peggy Jean (Kitchin) Dodds, 93, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born February 12, 1918 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Alice and Fred Kitchin. The family moved back to the family home in Sandpoint, ID when she was three months old. After graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1936 she attended the University of Idaho. At age 15 she met Peter F. Dodds at the home of Mert and Jim Curtis who were close mutual friends. On December 22, 1938 they were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and honey- mooned at the Dodds family cabin on Lake Pend Orielle. She is survived by her five children, Diana of Spokane, WA and Cathy, Pete, Debbie and Wendy, all of Albuquerque, NM. Her eight grandchildren are Kira, Fred, Monica, Deven, Brent, Hillary, Whitney and Kelley; and great-grandchildren Skyler, Alex, Riley and Javan. Nieces Peggy and Ann; nephews Mike and Rick; sister-in-law Janet Dodds. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and cherished grand- daughter Kristin Ann; brother Fred and sister Catherine; brothers-in- law Al and George Dodds; sister-in-law Carol. She retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, new Mexico after many years of service. A Mass at St. Joseph's will be celebrated July 23rd with a wake following at the family cabin.



Raymond Eugene Corey

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Regina Kay "Gina" Mikkelsen

Passed away peacefully April17, 2011, at Regency at Northpointe, Spokane, WA. She attended grade school in Kalispell, MT, graduated from Sammamish High school in Bellevue, WA, and attended Central Washington University. As a young woman she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Even when her body was failing, her smile and bright spirit remained strong and inspiring. Her father Floyd Mikkelsen preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother Florence; brother David (Melanie) Mikkelsen, nieces Katherine and Mallie; brother Douglas (Lynn) Mikkelsen,, numerous aunts uncles and cousins, and special friend Lyle Lindgren. Many thanks to Dr. Jim Bingham and the staff of Regency at Northpointe for their devoted, loving care. A memorial Mass will be, celebrated Friday, April 29th, 11:00 A.M. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 418 West 19th Avenue, Spokane, Washington.



Richard E. Garinger

GARINGER, Richard E., Richard passed away peacefully in Spokane, WA on April 18, 2011 at the age of 88. Born in Salina, Kansas on September 6, 1922, Richard's family moved often in his younger years due to his father's job. Dad said he lived in every state west of the Mississippi before moving to Pateros, WA after his parents divorced in 1934. Richard served in the, Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. After basic training he was sent to England for the duration of, . He met and married Margaret C. Flynn in October, 1945 in Wenatchee, WA. He worked in the local orchards around Wenatchee before being hired by the Great Northern Railroad as a carman. In 1956 he took a transfer to Spokane and retired from Burlington Northern in 1987. Always doing his own electrical and construction work, Richard added a garage and patio to their home in Spokane and in retirement he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, tinkering and puttering around the house, visits from children and grandchildren and steelhead fishing and trailer camping with Margaret. Richard was preceded in death by Margaret, his beloved wife of 54 years, his older brother Clifford and his special friend Maybelle Schmidt. Surviving are his daughters Pamela (Brad) Tubbs of Edmonds, WA and Nova Bleckwenn of Cocolalla, ID; his son Nicholas (Diane) Garinger of Spanaway, WA; sisters Bette Williams of Pateros, WA and Carol Lee Garinger of Shoreline, WA; brother Dean H. Garinger of Spokane; grandchildren Greg (Kim) Tubbs of Marysville, WA, Jennifer (Tim) Minear of Lake Stevens, WA, Laya Bleckwenn, Cody Bleckwenn of Cocolalla, ID, Meagan Barron, Courtney, Emily and Kaitlyn Garinger of Spanaway, WA and four great-grandchildren, Corinne and Kyle Tubbs, Mason Minear and Maggie Bleckwenn along with many in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends. The family thanks the caregivers at Regency at Northpointe for taking his stubborn gruffness, jokes and teasing while giving him outstanding care and compassion during his time living there. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the, . A service and interment will be Saturday at 1:00pm, April 30, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wenatchee, WA. Please visit Richard's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Rick H. Byrum

BYRUM, Rick H., Went to be with the Lord April 4, 2011. He was born July 10, 1950, to Hayes and Verna Byrum, in Spokane, WA. He loved camping, fishing, watching Nascar and going to races at state line. Rick was preceded in death by infant daughter, Elizabeth; father, Hayes Byrum; mother, Verna Sutton; brother, Bruce Byrum; sisters, Sherrie Patterson and Terrie Nash. Rick is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sherry Byrum; daughter, Carrie (Joe) Minahan; grandson, Jorie Minahan; sister, Dianne (Jean) Sams; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 2:00 PM, at Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA.



Robert "Bob" Brannon

Robert "Bob" BRANNON age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April, 19, 2011. Robert is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon; sons, Robert Cory (Debbie) and Kenneth Brannon; step-sons, Jean (Jackie) and Jerry (Gretchen) Danson; eighteen grand children; two great-grandchildren; one poodle, "Gracie" and two cats, "Muffin" and "Taffy". A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:00 am at BONNEY-WATSON Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA. (206) 242-1787. Please sign the guest book at



Robert Byers

Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on April 20 after a long battle with brain cancer and complications due to pneumonia. Bob was born in Hartford, Washington and grew up in Lake Stevens, WA with his six brothers and one sister., He enjoyed a long career in the auto business starting out as a detailer at Verhey Motors in Everett. He received his Associate in Arts degree at Everett Junior College and attended the, and was drafted into the Army after one year. He was honorably discharged in 1961. He then returned to his automotive career working for Glen Grant, first at Grants Auto Brokers then Burien Chrysler Plymouth. After years of commuting, he moved closer to home working for Goodfellow Chrysler Plymouth. In 1972 he had the opportunity to become a partner at Ravenna Motors. In 1998 he opened Seattle Volvo and both dealerships are now known as Bob Byers Volvo, where he retired after 30 years in 2002. Bob served as President of Washington State Auto Dealers Association, Puget Sound Auto Dealers Association and was the Time Quality Dealer of the Year award winner in 1994. He was President of Sales and Marketing Executives and University Kiwanis where he had 28 of 35 years of perfect attendance. Bob loved boating, golfing, playing basketball (until he was 70 years old) and the UW Huskies! He was a Tyee member and Husky football season ticket holder for 40 years., He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 54 years, Dorothy (King) Byers; children, Mike, Susan, Doug (Patti) and Kathy (Eric); six grandchildren, Christopher (20), Casey (11), Natalie (14), Alex (12), Burke (8) and Blake (5); and brothers, Roy (Ann), from Houston, Texas and Cliff (Bobbi), from Bothell, WA., Memberships included Inglewood Golf Club, Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, Inglewood Presbyterian Church and the Seattle Yacht Club. He was a Circle of Care member of Seattle Children's and enjoyed supporting activities for the hospital., Thank you so much to all of our friends and family for their support and prayers. We would especially like to thank Bob's wonderful UW Neurologists doctors, Maciej Mrugala and Laurie Lee, for their unwavering support and compassionate care., The family requests remembrances be made to the Byers Family Endowment at Seattle Children's, P.O. Box 5371 S-200, Seattle, WA 98145 or a charity of your choice., A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE., A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., May 5 at University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105., You're invited to visit, to sign the guest book.



Robert C. Byers

Robert C. (Bob) BYERS Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peace fully on April 20th after a long bat tle with brain cancer and compli cations due to pneumonia. Bob was born in Hartford, Washing ton and grew up in Lake Stevens with his 6 brothers and 1 sister. He enjoyed a long career in the auto business starting out as a de tailer at Verhey Motors in Ever ett. He received his Associate in Arts degree at Everett Junior College and attended the Univer sity of Washington and was draft ed into the army after one year. He was honorably discharged in 1961. He then returned to his auto motive career working for Glen Grant; first at Grants Auto Bro kers then Burien Chrysler Ply mouth. After years of commut ing, he moved closer to home working for Goodfellow Chrysler Plymouth. In 1972 he had the op portunity to become a partner at Ravenna Motors. In 1998 he opened Seattle Volvo and both dealerships are now known as Bob Byers Volvo, where he re tired after 30 years in 2002. Bob served as President of Washing ton State Auto Dealers Associa tion, Puget Sound Auto Dealers Association and was the Time Quality Dealer of the Year award winner in 1994. He was President of Sales and Marketing Execu tives and University Kiwanis where he had 28 of 35 years of per fect attendance. Bob loved boat ing, golfing, playing basketball (until he was 70 years old) and the UW Huskies! He was a Tyee member and Husky football sea son ticket holder for 40 years. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 54 years, Dorothy; children Mike, Susan, Doug (Pat ti), and Kathy (Eric); 6 grand children: Christopher (20), Casey (11), Natalie (14), Alex (12), Burke (8) and Blake (5); and brothers Roy (Ann) from Hous ton, Texas and Cliff (Bobbi) from Bothell. Memberships included Inglewood Golf Club, Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, In glewood Presbyterian Church and the Seattle Yacht Club. He was a Circle of Care member of Seattle Children's and enjoyed supporting activities for the hos pital. Thank you so much to all of our friends and family for their support and prayers. We would especially like to thank Bob's wonderful UW Neurologists, Doc tors Maciej Mrugala and Laurie Lee for their unwavering support and compassionate care. The family requests remembrances be made to the Byers Family En dowment at Seattle Children's: P.O. Box 5371 S-200, Seattle, WA 98145 or a charity of your choice. Viewing Tuesday, April 26th 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE. You're invited to visit www. to sign the guest book. A Memorial Ser vice will be held at University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105, on May 5th at 11:00 a.m.



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Robert Wayne Calkins

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



Rose R. Parker

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



Ruth Issler

Ruth Issler, 93, of Vancouver, WA, went to the Lord surrounded by loved ones on April 16, 2011. She was born Ruth M. Maurer on Jan. 15, 1918 and graduated from Silverton High School in 1936., Ruth attended Mt. Angel Women's College for two years, then graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Vancouver, WA as a registered nurse in 1942., Ruth married Frank Issler in 1942 and moved to the Walnut Grove area on an 11-acre farm. In 1972, after developing the 11-acres tract into 33 residential lots along NE Issler St., they moved to the Ridgefield area on a 30-acre farm., Ruth and Frank enjoyed raising vegetables, flowers, fruit and Angus cattle organically. In 2000, she moved to the Salmon Creek area., Ruth is survived by her son, Jack Issler of Salmon Creek; granddaughter, Sarah Issler of Rapid City, SD; grandsons, Joel and Joshua Roppo of Vancouver; and son-in-law, Phil Roppo of Vancouver., She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1999; and daughter, Annette in 2007., A Celebration of Life will be held May 15, 2011 at Heritage Church, 417 NE 65th St., Vancouver, WA at 3:30 p.m., In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661 in her honor is requested. The loving care and tenderness they extended to my mom in her final days was extraordinary., Please sign Ruth's guest book at:



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 Irene (Eagy) Carpenter

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Shirley Ann Arbacauskas

Passed away in Mesa, Arizona on March 23, 2011. She was born in Moscow, Idaho on July 29, 1922 to Tracy and Laverne Mudgett. She graduated from West Valley High School (Spokane) in 1940 and moved to Boise, Idaho in the spring of 1942 where she met her late husband Alec Arbacauskas. They married in December 1942 and settled in the Spokane Valley in 1948 where they raised their four children. Shirley belonged to the Jack's and Jenny's Square Dance Club. She loved to read, play cards and spend time with her family. When she and Al retired they spent their winters in Arizona and summers camping in their RV around the Northwest. Shirley was one of the best bakers in town and we will miss her delicious apple pies! Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Alec Arbacauskas, sisters Pat Clark and Terrie Edwards, and her son-in-law Robert Lambert. Shirley is survived by her daughter Lynne Lambert of Higley, AZ, son Chris Arbacauskas and wife Laurel, of Spokane Valley, son Tony Arbacauskas and wife Kerrone of Tacoma, and son Mark Arbacauskas and wife Inge of Newman Lake. She is survived by nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Janet Baret of Spokane Valley and Dana Jo Medosch of Fredrick, Maryland. At Shirley's request there will not be a service.



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Theodore R. "Ted" Meamber, 74, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident and a current city councilman, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011., Ted was born on June 17, 1936 in Yreka, California, the son of Theodore & Thelma (Van Lanningham) Meamber. He made his home in California until 1949 when the family moved to Sedro-Woolley., Ted attended Sedro-Woolley High School where he was active in multiple sports; football, wrestling and track. He was the state wrestling champion in 1953. He was also in a boys quartet in choir and a trumpet trio in band. He graduated from SWHS with the class of 1955., After high school he served his country in the, . After his discharge he returned to Sedro-Woolley where he worked as a tool & die master machinist for Skagit Steel/Bendix for 24 years., Ted was dedicated to serving his community. He served on the board for the Helping Hands Food Bank and Community Action; he was currently serving on the Sedro-Woolley City Council, a position he has held for the past eleven years and was a volunteer fireman for the Sedro-Woolley Fire Department for many years. He was a member of and active in the Masonic Lodge, the Elks, the Moose, 40 & 8, the Sedro-Woolley and Burlington Eagles Clubs and the American Legion Post 43 in Sedro-Woolley where for many years he served as bugler playing taps for fellow, Ted is survived by his daughters, Melinda Bucy & her husband Jim of Mukilteo and Marcie O'Bryan and her husband Keith of Clear Lake; his grandchildren, Sean, Jay & Steven Bucy and Tegan & Ian O'Bryan; his longtime companion, Doris Rathvon of Burlington; his sister, Aretta Jonkheer and her husband Ted of Mount Vernon; nieces, Nancy Martin, Diane Ohl and Ginger Adams and numerous extended family., Ted's family request's that memorials be made to the Helping Hands Food Bank or to the George Baldridge Post 43 American Legion scholarship fund., Graveside Services with Full Military Honors will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery with Pastor Mark Smith of the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church officiating. Visitation will be available at Lemley Chapel Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon., Share memories of Ted and sign the online guest register at



Terris "Vince" Hetland

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



Thomas E. Collins

Thomas E. COLLINS Age 66. Born in Wilmington, Delaware on November 13, 1944. Died in Seattle, Washington on April 15, 2011. Tom is survived by his brother John (Janice), nephew Kevin, and niece Erin Ortega. Graveside servicewill be held Friday, April 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, WA.



Trena Leigh Myers

MYERS, Trena Leigh, Trena was born April 10, 1973 in Santa Clara, CA to Joyce and Lloyd Franklin Walters; she passed away April 12, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Trena moved to Spokane in 1991. She is preceded in death by her father Lloyd F. Walters; grandparents, Frances and Lloyd Walters, Mae Virginia, Matthew Thompson; aunt, Sharlene; uncle, Ed Thompson and Dorothy Shaw; along with other family and friends. She is survived by her children, Rebecca, Brittney, and Curtis; grandson, Orin; her love for 20 years, Richard Rose; brothers, Troy and Todd; sister, Tamera; and her mother, Joy Walters. Trena enjoyed the ocean, dancing, traveling, fishing, camping, shopping, and playing bingo. She had a great love for family and friends, often thinking of others before herself. She was a great, strong woman. Trena, we love you and you will be greatly missed! A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1:00pm at Indian Center, 801 E. 2nd Spokane, WA.



Val (Samantha) Johnson

Val (Samantha) Johnson, 46, of Everett, WA died March 1, 2011., Val was born May 3, 1964 in Rupert, ID., She lived in Washington state most of her life., She is survived by her parents, Jim and Cecilia Johnson; three sisters, Teresa, Tanya and Debra; two nieces, Veronica and Onjel; and one nephew, Rahmel., Pastor Cory Roe will officiate the memorial on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gold Bar Nature Trails, 16411 May Creek Road, Gold Bar, WA 98251.



William Earl McDaniel

William Earl McDaniel, 86, of Vancouver, WA, passed away April 8th, 2011 at Legacy Hospital in Vancouver, WA of complications arising from pneumonia and a heart attack. Bill was born Dec. 3, 1924 in Baker City, OR to Oscar and Lois McDaniel. The McDaniel family later moved to Ontario where Bill attended Ontario High School. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and served until June 12, 1946., Bill earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State College School of Engineering and Industrial Arts in 1950, followed by a career of fifty-five years in heavy construction., William McDaniel was a loving example of his faith, generously sharing of his possessions and his time., Bill's family cherishes the memories of his faithful love for all, his kind and gentle manner, and his steadfast faith in Christ. He embraced the beauty and grace of the outdoors, finding great joy in fishing., Memorial services were held April 15th at Evergreen-Washelli in Seattle, WA., Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Jane McDaniel; his son, Michael McDaniel; daughter, Rebecca Leavitt; a grandson; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ara McDaniel-Roland., Please sign Bill's guest book at:



William G. Blaha

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William Ivar Almquist

William Ivar ALMQUIST William Ivar Almquist was born in Seattle on October 18, 1934, and died at his home in Shoreline on April 21, 2011. Bill was greatly loved and will be missed by his family and his many lifelong friends. He is survived by his wife Penny; his children, Richard Almquist, Karen Almquist, and Curt Almquist; his step-children Adam Clark and Mila York; his sev en grandchildren, Justin Almquist, Melissa Douglass, Sydney Johnson, William Johnson, Tor Johnson, Jessica York, and Hunter York; and his great-grandchildren, Avery Alm quist, Tristan Almquist and Finn Douglass. A memorial celebration will be held at First Lutheran Church in Bothell on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers please make remembrance donations to the Northwest Kidney Centers.



Willis Martinson

Willis "Bill" Martinson was born August 24, 1925 in Ismy Montana and passed away April 18, 2011 in Spokane Valley, Washing-ton. Bill owned Bill's Real Estate, Kalispel, Montana and Club Rocco, Hungry Horse, Montana. After moving to Spokane he bought the Phase II which he had for 10 years and later bought the Bronco Inn which he had for six years. Bill also worked many years for Gordon Curry Realty. He is survived by his wife Rae Marie Martinson; two sons, Bruce and Brett Martinson; one daughter, Angie Martinson; seven grandchildren, Willie, Shannon, Morgan, Laura, Evan, Alesha and Winter. He is also survived by three sisters, Opal Larson, Montana, Ann Lucas, Montana, and Della Dooley, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Elsie Martinson, sister Elnora Hall and four brothers, Elford, Glen, Carl and Lloyd., There will be a memorial service for Bill at the, Post 1435 S. 212 David St., Spokane Valley, Washington Friday, April 29 at 4:00 P.M., Following the service there will be a potluck. If you have any questions please call Chris at 928-7580.



Wilma Krans FOOTH

Wilma Krans FOOTH Wilma Footh, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Her death was a result of complications from Myelodysplastic Syndrome and, eventually, Leukemia. Wilma was born on April 29, 1932 in Iron River, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan in 1954. She went on to New York University where she earned a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. From there, she boarded a Greyhound bus heading to Seattle where she fell in love with the city, the scenery, the people and, in particular, her husband of 50 years, Dick Footh. She worked for many years as a physical therapist, including as a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Physical Therapy. Wilma was a great fan and supporter of the arts in Seattle, including the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Symphony and the Bellevue Art Museum. She loved playing tennis at the Mercer Island Country Club, golf, sailing and bridge. She was a proud member of the Sunset Club and an enthusiastic supporter of the Ryther Child Center in Seattle. She is fondly remembered as a loving wife to Dick, mother to her two daughters, Suzy and Barbara, and grandmother to her four grandchildren, Sara, Malcolm, Anna and Morgan. A memorial service will be held at the Sunset Club on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm. Valet parking. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Wilma Footh Fund, P. O. Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109.



Zayana Grace Mendez

Zayana Grace Mendez was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on April 19, 2011. After experiencing comp-lications from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, her parents were able to hold their angel in their loving arms as she flew back to heaven., Zayana Grace is the daughter of Ernesto and Christina (Abrahamson) Mendez. She blessed all with her presence on December 23, 2010 and was expected to live mere hours or days. This miracle baby lived a full and vibrant 16 weeks and was loved deeply by family and friends. Her beautiful brown eyes were a treasure of reassurance and hope. Blessed with a full head of hair, she loved to have it brushed and accented with colorful bows. Bathtime was a favorite as she was able to discover just how well she could move and afterward she relished her apricot oil massages. Listening to music always brought a smile, especially when she could watch someone sing along. She enjoyed feeling soft blankets with her long, graceful fingers and cuddling with her little Peter Rabbit. She had an uncanny way of knowing just what someone needed- be it a comforting look, beautiful smile or silly action. Full of personality beyond her years, Zayana was feisty, determined, loving and playful. Zayana was a fighter and taught us all about true strength and courage. She touched the souls of all who knew her and has left a lasting impact on this world. Our warrior princess will be greatly missed., A Memorial Service will be held on April 29th at 4pm at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton, OR. Donations can be made to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation in Zayana's honor at



Zona M. Barber

Born July 22, 1929, in Washita, Oklahoma, Zona passed away April 20, 2011, in Spokane Valley, Washington. She married Jackie LeRoy Barber in 1951. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Zona is survived by her seven children; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of Zona's life will take place Tuesday, April 26, 1:00 PM at:

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