Sunday, May 1, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/01/2011


A. Leon Arksey

ARKSEY, A. Leon, Arthur Leon Arksey was born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Mozambique, East Africa, where his parents were missionaries. His early education was at home through the Calvert Correspondence Course., He attended high school in Germiston, South Africa. After one year of college at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, he returned with his family to the United States in 1946, completing his undergraduate education at Greenville College in Illinois. He received his master's degree in English at the, , where his uncle, Arthur Secord, was his major professor and mentor., Leon began his teaching career at Whitworth University, where he met his future wife, Laura Morris. They were married in 1958 and moved to Seattle, where Leon taught at Seattle Pacific University until his retirement in 1992. The Arksey's three children were born and raised in Seattle. In 1971 and 1972, Leon was a visiting professor for Semester at Sea (then called World Campus Afloat), and was able to bring the family in 1972. Leon's avocational interests included music, travel, skiing, hiking and camping, which he enjoyed with his family. A 1978 sabbatical enabled them to spend the fall term in England., Upon Leon's retirement and move to Spokane, he became active in historic preservation efforts, church work at Hamblen Park Presbyterian, and music, serving as a board member of the Spokane String Quartet. He and Laura enjoyed several trips to Europe as well as sharing a vacation home on the Columbia River with their son., Leon Arksey is survived by his wife, Laura; daughters, Andrea Chandler and her husband, Robert, of Salem, OR, Meredith Arksey and her husband, Jim Hoar, of Pullman; son, Matthew Arksey and his wife, Susan, of Seattle; grandchildren, Colin and Antonia Chander; and step-grandchildren Tara, John, and Molly Conley. Leon is also survived by his sister, Alice Jarrett and her husband, Gene, of Jekyll Island, GA, and their four daughters., A memorial service will be held Sunday evening, May 8, 2011, at 7:00 PM at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church., Leon Arksey will be remembered as an inspiring teacher, introducing generations of students to the great works of English and American Literature. His family will cherish his memory as a devoted husband, father, and brother. His friends will miss his lively conversation and unfailing hospitality. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Spokane String Quartet or Hospice of Spokane.




Alice M. (Haarstad) Groves was the seventh of ten children born to Ole & Marie Haarstad on January 22, 1916, in Comstock, Minnesota. Alice passed away peacefully at the Courtyard April 21, 2011 She was 95., Alice was a stay-at-home mom who always came through for her family, Cub Scouts, Bluebirds, Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts, room-mother chaperone on many field trips, and the list goes on., Alice was an avid reader and looked forward to her weekly trips to the library. She loved crossword puzzles and was an expert Scrabble player. Foremost in her life was her love of family and her faith in Jesus Christ our Lord., She was an eternal optimist, only recognized the good in people, was quick to friend a stranger, and had a keen sense of humor to the very end., Alice was married to D. James (Jim) Groves for 62 years before his death in 2003. Alice was the last survivor of her Haarstad family. Alice was also preceded in death by her two sons, Dennis and William., Alice is survived by her daughter, Mary (Dan) Rothenbuhler of Boise; sons, Dave (Diane) Groves of Anacortes and Jim (LoBay) Groves of Bellingham; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild., Our family extends a special thank you to the staff at the Courtyard and Hospice care. A family memorial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation (800 E Chestnut Ste 1-A, Bellingham, WA)., Moles Greenacres Funeral Home, Memorial Park, and On-site Crematory



Aeron Dale Fry

Dale Fry, 59, of Lake Stevens, died April 16, 2011., Dale was born on December 3, 1951 in Fresno, CA. His family moved to Renton, WA when he was ten years old. He graduated from Hazen High School in 1970., Dale served in the, from 1970 to 1976, stationed in Lakehurst NJ, Camp Pendleton, CA and Kaneohe, HI., Dale is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lyn (Veneziano) Fry; his daughters, Jessica, Erin, and Jackie (Justin) Roth; his only grandson, Kaine A. Neff; and his brother, Rex Wardell., Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Aubrey Fry; and brothers, Loren and David., Dale worked for Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company in Everett for 35 years, holding many positions and making many friends throughout that time. He attended Everett Community College and City University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business., Dale found his passion in martial arts and studied in Europe, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Dale held a 3rd Degree Black Belt in combined Martial Arts from the International Bak Fu Martial Arts Association, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Doce Pares Eskrima from GM Cacoy Canete from the Philippines, a Black Belt from Okinawa in Okinawan Kobudo and the Zen Sekai Bujitsu Kyokai International Headquarters. Dale trained with multiple Masters and GrandMasters from Asia. He was a lifetime member of the Universal Martial Arts Association, The Ving Tsun Athletic Association of Hong Kong, The World Kido Association and Chin Wu Association. Dale was a certified Arnis Instructor by the Department of Education of the Philippines. He had trained in multiple Martial Arts including Okinawa kendo Kobudo, Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan, Choy La Fut, Eagle Claw, H sing-I Kung Fu, Kuntaw, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Dekiti Tirsia Siradas, Arnis and Tai Chi. His favorite styles were Okinawan Kobudo, Philippine stick and knife fighting, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Hsing-I (Mind Boxing)., Dale was a Martial Arts instructor for Tigers Kids at North Lake Middle School for five years and was excited and very proud of all his students' accomplishments., Dale loved showing off his trophy room with at least 40 weapons that he knew how to use in martial arts training and tournaments, and his several earned awards, medals and certificates., Dale loved his family, and was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. So many friends and family loved Dale and the strong man he was. He entertained us as a great storyteller and lived his life in a manner that provided the material. We will all miss him, his zest for life, his sense of humor and those stories we loved hearing., A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life are being held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the North Lake Middle School, 2202 123rd Avenue NE, Lake Stevens, WA.



Alan Leroy Angell

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Alfred Liddiatt

Alfred Liddiatt was born May 11, 1933 in Regina, SK to Clifford and Laura Liddiatt and passed away on April 25, 2011 in Snohomish, WA., He married his loving wife, Betty-Ann Soros, on November 30, 1963 in Des Plaines, IL. He retired from GTE (Verizon) after 26 years of devoted service. After retirement he went to work at Work Opportunities for five years. Alfred was a 42 year member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Everett. He enjoyed volunteering there especially as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector, Monday Night Rosary Group, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent de Paul, Serra Club and the Everett Sausage Fest which he volunteered at for over 30 years. Alfred cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time with his many friends, saying the rosary, playing cribbage, traveling to the family cabin at Birch Bay each Summer, crabbing and a good meal., Alfred is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Betty-Ann Liddiatt; children, Laura (Keith), Nels (Tina) and Erik (Missy); sister, Pamela Bonthoux; special sister-in-law, Swanhild Solchany; grandchildren, Sarah, Andy, Sally, Grace, Madison and Markus. Alfred will also be deeply missed by his faithful canine companion of 13 years, Molly., He was preceded in death by both parents; brother, David Liddiatt; and sister, Phyllis Liddiatt., The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staffs at both Bethany at Pacific and Emeritus at Snohomish for the wonderful care and compassion they gave Alf in his final days., A memorial mass celebrating Alfred's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2617 Cedar St., Everett. There will also be a rosary at the church commencing at 10:30 a.m., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 2619 Cedar St., Everett, WA 98201; Sky Valley Food Bank, P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272; or Hospice of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore, Suite 500, Everett, WA 98201., Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, Everett, 425-252-2191,



Alice Carter Carle

Alice Carter CARLE Alice May Carter Carle died in the early morning hours of April 20th, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. She began life in Curlew, Wash ington on May 9th, 1915, the daughter of Ira Carter and Edna Graham Carter. Her father man aged the Curlew Creamery, and her mother was a homemaker and had been the town postmis tress and bookkeeper for Curlew's big general store. The family later moved to Chewelah, Washington, and eventually to Spokane where she graduated from North Central High School and Kinmin Business School. After working and saving for sev eral years, Alice enrolled in Washington State College to study English. While a student there, she met Birdsall Carle, who was a student of veterinary medicine. After their marriage, the couple moved to Berkeley, California where Alice completed her B.A. degree at the University of California at Berkeley, and her husband graduated from Stan ford University Medical School. The couple had three daughters: Molly, Kathleen, and Deborah. The family was living in Bethes da, Maryland when the marriage ended, and Alice moved with their daughters back to Spokane, and then to Seattle two years lat er. Alice worked for a number of years for the Dean of the Univer sity of Washington Medical School, and also completed the university classes required to obtain a teaching certificate. She focused on elementary school teaching, and spent much of her career at Kimball Elementary School on Seattle's Beacon Hill. In 1963 Alice took a leave of absence from teaching, sold her big house on Capitol Hill, and fulfilling a life-long dream, embarked with her three daugh ters, then ages 20, 17, and 12, on a one year trip to Europe, where they traveled extensively and lived in Neuchatel, Switzerland, studying French. Returning to Seattle, she resumed her teach ing career. Her keen interest in travel and foreign languages led her to take a sabbatical in 1970 to Mexico, where she studied Spanish in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Cuernavaca. After her retirement, Alice continued to travel, to Mexico many times, also to New Zealand, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, Iran, El Salvador, Wales, and toured the United States by bus. She was a life-long Democrat and an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Mountaineers. She moved to Horizon House in 1994, where she lived until her death, enjoying many friendships among the residents and staff. Alice was preceded in death by her brother, William Carter, her sisters, Margaret McEachern and Marian Cagle, and a grand son, Sean Schow. She is survived by her daughters Molly Green, Kathleen Chamberlin, and Deborah Carle, granddaughter Shannon Schow Carpinelli, grandsons Morgan and Duncan Goulding, great-granddaughters Gabriella and Daniella Carpinelli, and great-grandsons Marcel and Jonah Goulding. A celebration of Alice's life will be held at Horizon House, 900 Univer sity, on what was to have been her 96th birthday, Monday, May 9th, at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, a dona tion in Alice's name to Plymouth Housing Group is suggested.



Alice H. Richeson

Passed from this life on the morning of April 23, 2011 after a gradual decline in health. She was born November 21, 1913 in Medicine Lake, MT to Jacob and Signe Jacobsen. She was surrounded and supported by loving family and excellent caregivers. She lived most of her life in Spokane and had a variety of jobs and responsibilities during her lifetime. Alice treasured her family and friends and was showered with love and devotion in return. We will miss her and are saddened by our loss, but are comforted knowing she is in the arms of loved ones who have preceded her to heaven. She touched our lives in a special nurturing way that will remain in our hearts forever. We love you, may you rest peacefully. Alice is survived by her daughter Jean Fowler of Spokane; many beloved nieces and nephews; grandchildren; great and great-great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by her son Mark Richeson, her brothers, sister, parents, many friends and relatives. Visitation will be Thursday, May 5, 2011 8-5PM and Friday 8-12 Noon at Heritage followed by a Funeral Service at 1:30PM Friday, May 6th at Sunset Chapel, Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lilac Blind Foundation, 1212 N. Howard Spokane 99201.



Alice Margaret (Haarstad) Groves

1/22/1916 - 4/21/2011 Alice M. (Haarstad) Groves was the seventh of ten children born to Ole & Marie Haarstad on January 22, 1916, in Comstock, Minnesota. Alice passed away peacefully at the Courtyard April 21, 2011 She was 95. Alice was a stay-at-home mom who always came through for her family, Cub Scouts, Bluebirds, Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts, room-mother chaperone on many field trips, and the list goes on. Alice was an avid reader and looked forward to her weekly trips to the library. She loved crossword puzzles and was an expert Scrabble player. Foremost in her life was her love of family and her faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. She was an eternal optimist, only recognized the good in people, was quick to friend a stranger, and had a keen sense of humor to the very end. Alice was married to D. James (Jim) Groves for 62 years before his death in 2003. Alice was the last survivor of her Haarstad family. Alice was also preceded in death by her two sons, Dennis and William. Alice is survived by her daughter, Mary (Dan) Rothenbuhler of Boise; sons, Dave (Diane) Groves of Anacortes and Jim (LoBay) Groves of Bellingham; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Our family extends a special thank you to the staff at the Courtyard and Hospice care. A family memorial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation (800 E Chestnut Ste 1-A Bellingham, WA) Moles Greenacres Funeral Home, Memorial Park, and On-site Crematory



Alison "Aly" Burns

Alison "Aly" Burns, of Everson, Washington, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 in Bellingham. She was 63 years old. Aly was a beautiful, brave, personable, and unique lady, with a great sense of humor. She greatly loved her husband of 39 years, Doug, and her daughter, Tara, with whom she loved to play Skip-bo. Aly was also an experienced and respected gaming dealer at the Skagit Valley Casino. Aly will be greatly missed by her husband, Doug; daughter, Tara Burns and Roderick Pagnossin; sisters, Helen (John) Bubric and Carol Urquhart; brother, John (Lois) Todd; brother-in-law, Robert (Evelyn) Burns; sister-in-law, Kathy (Dave) Campbell; and nieces and nephews, Laura and Katherine Bubric, Dwayne Urquhart, Ian Burns, Kelly (Ryan) Skinner, and Susan (Fred) Panini; and all of her friends and co-workers at The Skagit. You may share your thoughts and memories of Aly in the online guest book at



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.



Anne M. Caldwell

She is survived by a loving family: sons, Louis (Sue) Caldwell, Lk. Tapps/Phoenix; and Mark (Sylvia) Caldwell, Lacey; daughter, Carol (Duane) Lewellen, Lynn-wood; and niece, Dr. Elaine Wilson, Oklahoma. She was the proud Grammy to Ray (Heather) Caldwell, Seattle, Karen Caldwell, McCleary, Nancy Foley, Ireland, Laura Caldwell, Seattle, and Evan Lewellen, Lynnwood. Anne was very proud of her 6 great-grandchildren, Sylver, Ronan, and Sofia Foley and Usha and Krina Caldwell. She was also close to her first daughters in law, Mary Lacey and Susie Mahoney. Anne also leaves her very close friends, Metta and Phillip Wickstrom and Frank and Ann Rosa.



Arthur K. Murdock Jr.

Arthur Kenneth Murdock, Jr., passed away peacefully in Monroe, WA on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 surrounded by his family., Born September 17, 1924 in Lake Stevens, WA to Arthur K. and Amy F. Murdock, he was a lifelong resident of the Monroe area., After graduating from Monroe Union High School in 1943, Art enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater. There, he saw plenty of action on Iwo Jima and Saipan, culminating in the receipt of a, . Through his service experience, Art met many lifelong friends with whom he remained very close for the rest of his life. He eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed camaraderie with his Marine Corps brothers at annual reunions around the country for nearly thirty years., After the war, Art returned to Monroe and married his life partner, Jacqueline Bennett, in 1946. At that time, he entered the grocery business, working first for Herb Schwartz at the old Price-Rite, located then on the Northwest corner of Main and Lewis. Later, he worked for Larry Nasman at his store on East Main Street, eventually buying him out. After a number of years of successful business ownership, Art anticipated the movement of Monroe's commerce out to Highway 2, and consequently sold the store., During his years as a business owner in Monroe, Art was also very active as a member of what was then the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, eventually serving as captain. Many merchants and others from those days remember Art and his butcher partners, Irving and Bob Scharf, responding to a fire call, running down Main Street toward the fire department (now Speedy Auto-Glass), fire whistle blaring, aprons flapping in the breeze!, After selling his grocery store, Art went to work for the Washington State Liquor Control Board, eventually managing the Snohomish store. He remained a part-time employee of the liquor board for many years., In addition to being a loving husband and father, Art will be remembered by those who knew him as a good and loyal friend. He was a wonderful conversationalist, genuinely interested in everyone he met. Art would engage with anyone; indeed, his family would often be amused and amazed when he either ran into people he knew --- or would make new friends --- literally everywhere!, Art was predeceased by his wife, Jackie, in 2002, and by his great-granddaughter, Sara Ruth, in 2009., He is survived by his son, Bruce, of Monroe; his daughter, Jody, of Lake Stevens; and by his three grandchildren, Sonny Stewart of Duvall, WA, Stephen Murdock of Spokane, WA and Beth Murdock of Bozeman, MT., At his request, there will be no services.




BARBARA JANE KONRAD Barbara Jane Konrad passed away peacefully on April 29, 2011. Her celebration of life began in San Francisco on September 4, 1931. Barbara's greatest gift was her unwavering positive attitude and "joie de vie". Barbara taught us all how to live fully and intentionally, even in the midst of the most trying time. For those closest to her, John, her husband, children, Karen, Steven and Kristin, grandchildren, Kyle, Megan, and Riley, and her sister, Gretchen, she was both an anchor and a sail. Barbara's brilliant light will continue to shine in the hearts of those who loved her. May we too live our lives with such grace and ease. A memorial service will be held on Monday May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the




Betty M. Williams, 87, passed away on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital with her husband of 67 years near her side., She was born June 20th, 1923 in Seattle, Washington to Jim and Hazel Forrester., On August 17th, 1941 while visiting friends, she chanced to meet the love of her life and future husband Ralph Williams. They married on June 22, 1943 in Lake City, Seattle., After Ralph left the Merchant Marines, they started their successful business, R & B Construction with Betty at the helm as Vice President. They worked together raising their family in Seattle until moving to Camano Island. Betty worked tirelessly alongside Ralph designing and building their new home there. She could climb a ladder and swing a hammer with the best of them and wasn't afraid to try anything., In 1985 they retired to LaConner, living on their boat, the Studley Duck for 1 1/2 years, before settling into their retirement home in Shelter Bay., Betty was the best boat skipper in all of Shelter Bay. She would maneuver their boat into the tightest spots with ease and grace to everyone's amazement. The first woman to take a boat through the Ballard Locks in Seattle, Betty knew her boats inside and out. She would immediately know when anything was wrong, and always knew what it took to fix it., In Ralph's words, Betty was a real "firecracker" The best wife you could ever ask for! A beautiful, smart and gracious woman in everything she did. She loved fast cars, the outdoors, dancing, skiing, boating, and living life to it's fullest every day., Betty had a deep love for animals and a generous heart towards everyone she met, always ready to pitch in whenever she saw the need., The tender care and devotion Ralph provided when her health began to fail is testimony to the enduring love they had for one another. Scattered to the wind, Betty's spirit will remain alive forever. By now she most likely has found her way back to the San Juan Islands where she most loved to boat., Betty is survived by her husband, Ralph; son, Ralph Jr and daughter, Lael; 4 grandchildren; Sarah, Karen, Allison and Jeffery; cat Ling Ling, and her beloved birds., She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Jack and Larry Forrester., At her request, there will be no memorial service. In her honor, please make a donation to your special charity in her name.



Barbara "Queen Jean" Thornton

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Barnard Maughlin

Love and Light to Barnard Maughlin who was born in Everett, WA on April 18, 1928 to Evelyn Maughlin. Named after father Barnard who died of polio months before Ben was born, Ben passed away peacefully on March 13, 2011 at 82 years old., Ben graduated from Everett High School in 1946 and joined the, , honorably discharged in 1948 with rank of corporal. He then moved to Long Beach, CA and worked in the aviation industry, retiring from McDonnell Douglas - Rockwell Int'l after 16 years of dedicated service including special work for, on the space shuttles. He sold his California home and moved to Kingman, AZ to build his retirement home where he spent many happy times water skiing on Lake Havesu., In 1988, Ben moved back to Washington to be closer to family and settled in Edmonds. He enjoyed water and sky views through an angled-roof sunroom, reminiscent of wings of the aerospace industry in which he worked for much of his life., In later years, this salty gentleman enjoyed sharing forwarded email to friends and family. An avid audio/videophile, Ben loved to watch sports and soak up many genres of music on his beloved hi-fi equipment., Ben is survived by sister, Marian Squibb; sister-in-law, Lorna Maughlin; eight nieces and nephews, Steven Maughlin, Karen Maughlin Haines, Jeffery Maughlin, Connie Maughlin Mantel, Susan Maughlin Wood, Wade Farley, Maureen Farley Waff, and Gerald Farley., He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Maughlin in 1980., He wished for no rites or ceremony but please celebrate and honour his life in your own way. Perhaps wave as an aircraft flies overhead, or set a few dandelion seeds aloft.



Beatrice "Jo" Whitaker-Smith

Beatrice "Jo" Whitaker-Smith passed away in Vancouver, WA on April 18, 2011. Jo was born in Astoria, OR on July 4, 1916., She was a WAC in WWII., She enjoy Square Dancing, fishing at the coast and knitting and retired from BPA., Jo was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church., She is survived by her daughter Jody Benson and husband Dennis; grandson Eric Benson and his wife Triann; granddaughter Katy Jo Benson; great-grandchildren Emily and Daniel Benson; plus many other loved ones., A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver, WA at 1pm on May 7th., Please sign the Guest Book at



Bradley L. Ruthstrom

Bradley L. Ruthstrom passed away on April 24, 2011 in Mukilteo, WA. He was born on September 26, 1956 in Seattle, WA., Brad is survived by his mother, Naomi Ruthstrom; and daughter, Michelle Ruthstrom., No services will be held., Please share memories with the family at



Breana Langan

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Carl Dave Corbit

CORBIT, Carl Dave, Carl went to be with the Lord on April 27 at Creek- side Inn Assisted Living Home in Coeur d' Alene. He had lived bravely battling the devastating disease of Alzheimer's for the last 12 years., Carl was born in Seattle, Washington in 1931 to Carl Voyle and Esther Julia Corbit. His family lived near Seattle until moving to the Hanford Area, where Carl Senior worked on the secret nuclear reactor project. Carl attended grade school in Richland. The family moved to Blanchard, Idaho when he was a young teenager. Carl attended Newport High School, where he excelled in track, basketball, and football. His foot- ball team was the only undefeated Newport High team. He graduated in 1949. Carl went into the navy and worked on aircraft carrier CV 37, The Princeton, as an airplane mechanic during the, . He was awarded a medal., Carl met Marilyn Jones, his future wife, in Spirit Lake, Idaho before he went into the service. He wrote her while he served in the Navy and proposed when he came back to Idaho. They were married in June 1955. Carl attended North Idaho Community College and the University of Idaho. He then earned a full scholarship to University of Oregon in Eugene and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He later earned a masters' degree in Radiological Sciences from the, . Carl taught biology and physiology at Mountain Home High School, coached the track team and was a band director and drama director there. He won the national award from Better Homes and Gardens magazine and the National Teaching Association as the most inspirational teacher., Carl went to work at the Hanford Nuclear Project as a health physicist specializing in radiation protection. He taught classes and supervised health physics teams. He made flights to several U.S. nuclear plants, monitoring radiation safety. He won many awards and honors during his professional years at Hanford. Carl worked as a nuclear engineer and health physicist for the Atomic Energy Commission, Douglas Laboratories, and United Nuclear Industries. He later worked for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, retiring in 1991. Carl served the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society as President in 1968, and was a lifetime member., Carl was an avid hunter and fisherman, scoring his first buck at age 12 and adding to the total for many years, including elk bagged in Idaho's primitive areas. He was also musically talented, playing five instruments. He was a member of a music group in his high school days in Blanchard, Idaho. One of his favorite ways to cheer people up was whistling, which he also taught his children., In later life, Carl had several recreational passions, including hunting and bridge, which he combined well. Carl and his wife, Marilyn, have a cabin on 50 acres outside Blanchard, ID. The road into their cabin provides the only access to 3 square miles of timber land, which became Carl's private game reserve. He and his hunting buddies built tree stands in selected locations, from which they harvested many specimens by outwitting deer in their stands. A typical hunting day started with a hearty breakfast at 5 am, climbing into tree stands before daylight, hunting for 2 hours, return to the cabin and play bridge for 6 hours including lunch, more hunting until dusk, dinner, and more bridge. Carl also loved jokes and was well known for his tall tales., Carl was a born-again Christian at an early age. His family co-established the Blanchard Community Church in Blanchard, Idaho. When his family lived in Richland, Carl was a member of Bethany United Protestant church, where he taught Sunday School and sponsored the teen-age youth group. He was active in Boy Scouts as a leader. He and his wife Marilyn had three children, Suzanne (Alan) Endres, Danniel (India) Corbit, and Julie (Kevin) Barney. They have nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, with another great- grandchild on the way. Carl is also survived by sisters, Joyce Wanous and Karen Szakonyi and cousins Melvin, Leonard and Chuck Corbit., A memorial service will be held in Idaho at Blanchard Community Church at 2 PM on Saturday, May 7, with the Reverend Mark Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Blanchard Church memorial fund.



Carol (Eckroth) Johnson

Carol (Eckroth) Johnson Carol was born May 29, 1956 in Tacoma, WA, and died April 29, 2011 at the age of 54. Carol is survived by her husband of 18 years, John Johnson, her father Roy Eckroth, sisters JoAnn (Steve) O'Farrell, Paula Mooney, and Laurie (Bart) Farrar, niece Sarah, and nephews Tyler, and RJ. Carol was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Eckroth. Memorial service Friday, May 6, 2011, at 1:00pm, at Bonney-Watson Federal Way, 1535 SW Dash Pt. Rd. Federal Way, WA 98023 (253) 839-7317. Please sign the online memorial at



Charles Earl Rogers Sr.

A resident of Deer Park, Washington, was born August 16, 1923 in Lewiston, ID, died April 18, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was a life-long resident of the Spokane area, served in the U.S. Army during, and was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. "Chuck" is survived by his wife of 63 years Barbara of Deer Park, children Pam (Darrell) Willson of Snoqualmie, Kathie Koenig of Renton, Charles "Earl" Jr. (Nancy) of Deer Park, Karen (Eddie) Layne of Allen, TX; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2:00 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 214 S. Weber Road in Deer Park with Rev. Steven Brehmer officiating.



Charlotte E. Day

Charlotte E. Day died peacefully on Easter Sunday the 24th of April 2011, at the age of 90, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughter Tanna Davenport and husband David of Federal Way, son Garrett Day and wife Elizabeth of Bellingham, son Jon Day and wife Liz of Tacoma; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, her brother Dean Ossewaarde and wife Beverly of Bellevue; and 4 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Day. Charlotte was born in Bellingham, January 9th, 1921. Mainly educated in Bellingham, she graduated from Bellingham High School in 1939. She received her teaching certificate from Western Washington College of Education in 1942. After a summer of working for the WW II war effort at Boeing in Seattle, she received her first teaching contract in the city of Snoqualmie. She finished her career in 1967, at Blaine High School teaching Art and English. On June 22, 1943 she married George W. Day, whom she met in Sunday school. They were married for 61 years. In 1987, they built a new home on Lummi Island and retired there. On The Island, she enjoyed her membership in the "Civic Club" and "Mermaids." Charlotte was artistic and creative. Her hobbies included sewing, upholstering, silk screening, interior decorating, and stained glass work. Over the years, she engaged the neighborhood children, Cub Scouts and her own family in numerous fun projects, crafts and activities. She will be missed by many. The family will hold a private graveside service at the Lummi Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lummi Island Firefighters' Association, Lummi Island, WA 98262. Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel



Cheryl M. Bickford

Cheryl M. BICKFORD Cheryl Bickford passed away April 20, 2011 at age 87. She was born October 2, 1923 in Bellingham to Walter W. and Mae Reasoner Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Bickford, and brother Don R. Smith. Cheryl is survived by her sister-in-law Frances Smith and nephew Steven R. Smith. Cheryl and her family lived on Lake Whatcom. She attended the Campus School at Bellingham Normal School. After high school, she enrolled at Western Washington College of Education. During that time she met Lyle, as they had the same piano teacher. They later married and made their home in Seattle. She was an elementary school teacher in the Shoreline School District. She remained in touch with many; students as well as student teachers. Cheryl was a member of several organizations and always played an active role. She belonged to Sno-King School Retirees and served on the selection committee for high school seniors planning to go into education. She also was a member of the Women's University Club where she enjoyed tap dancing classes and played bridge. She served on many committees, most recently proofreading the monthly newsletter. Cheryl was a member of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, following in her mother's footsteps. She played the piano for the opening of the monthly meetings. She also shared stories relevant to pioneer life and checked the obituaries daily for the names of members. She was President of the Seattle Chapter 1990-1998 and State President 1994-1996. May 10, 2011 is the 100th Birthday Celebration of the organization of the Daughters. Cheryl was the Registration Chairman. She also belonged to President's Forum and served on the Executive Board. Cheryl liked watching sports: cheering for UW football and basketball teams, Mariners and Seahawks. She also liked shows on KCTS 9 and was a long time member. If you stopped by her house you'd often hear jazz or classical music playing. For several years she attended Seattle Symphony concerts with friends. Special thanks to all of Cheryl's friends throughout her life who often included her in holiday gatherings. Thanks also to King County Senior Services who cheerfully drove her to her medical appointments. Donations may be sent to: Sno-King School Retirees, PO Box 33962, Seattle, WA 98133; Women's University Club, 1105 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, and The Daughter of the Pioneers, 4340 90th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040



Claude L. Freund

FREUND, Claude L., Claude was born on January 24, 1947 to Wilma and Arthur Freund in Spokane, Washington and passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2011. Claude grew up in the Valley and graduated from East Valley High School. There he met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Susan Hagen. They were married in 1965 and had three children, Marisue, Karrie and Russell. Claude began working at the age of 14 at the Big "K" Food Center, in Trentwood, later he was a manager of Farver's Grocery Store in Post Falls and in 1979 owned and operated F&F Specialty Cars/Auto Parts. After selling the business he worked for Western States Equipment, retiring in 2008. Claude's love affair with cars began at the age of 13, building his first car, a 1925 Model T roadster. Throughout the years his passion for the automobile only grew stronger. Recently Claude completed another 1925 "T" roadster just like the first car he ever built. Claude belonged to Syndicates Car Club and was a founding member of the Spokane Roadsters. Claude was the mentor of Thee Inland Emperors. Over the years Claude and Susan traveled all over the United States and Canada receiving local and national attention for all his hot rods. In 2007, Claude was inducted into the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Claude's talent and passion was passed on to his son, Russ. January 2011 he joined Russ on the Car Show circuit and enjoyed seeing his son's many accomplishments. Claude's greatest pleasure came from his family. He made sure his family knew how much he loved them at all times. He is survived by the love of his life, Susan of Gasoline Alley, Newman Lake, WA; daughters Marisue and Kevin Kimp, Bonners Ferry, ID, Karrie and Scott Fay, Liberty Lake, WA; and son Russ and Lora Freund, Post Falls, ID. Also surviving are grandchildren Ashley and Chad Nordhagen, Shawn and Melissa Kimp, Hannah and Madelyn Doyle and Katelynn Fay; great-granddaughter Aleah McClendon; numerous nieces and nephews. Claude befriended everyone with his quick wit and charm, from the checker at the store to his many fellow street rodders. Claude's passion to help those in need, he donated a kidney to dear friend Tesesa Jones in 2000. It is comforting to know his gift lives on. He will be dearly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Wilma Freund; brothers Ronald and David Freund. A public viewing will held today from 12:00 -" 4:00 p.m. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley. A car show and celebration for Claude's life will be held on May 7, 2011 beginning at 12:00 p.m. with a graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Trentwood, followed by a cruise to Gasoline Alley, Newman Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers the family will be accepting Hot Wheels/die cast cars at the celebration to be donated to children's charity in Claude's honor.



Collette Fuller Dodd

Passed from this life on April 18, 2011. She was born 71 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia to Joseph Duke Fuller and Ethel Claudine Carter on March 22, 1940. Collette raised her two daughters in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Kimberly Dodd, her husband John Sarchio, and their children Jenna Fuller Sarchio and Tucker Dodd Sarchio, now reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Jenny Dodd Heinrich, her husband Tas Heinrich, and their children Georgia Collette Hamer, Emily Carolyn Heinrich and Brent Heinrich make their home in the San Francisco Bay area. She is also survived by her sister, Deborah Marie Fuller of Rome, Georgia., In middle life, Collette moved to Spokane, Washington to be close to her west coast family, and developed many close and loving relationships. She returned to Florida to share her life with her east coast family and friends. Collette was at home on both coasts, near the people and the natural world she loved. Her accepting presence, her gentle spirit and creative force will continue to bless all who knew and loved her. A celebration of Collette's life will be held at a later date in Spokane. Donations in memory of Collette can be made to the City of Spokane Parks Foundation, care of the City Parks Department, 5th Floor City Hall, 808 West Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201. Donations will be used to fund and improve recreation facilities in the Peaceful Valley River Park, a place where Collette enjoyed the beauty of nature and the music of the river.



Craig Garrett Davis

Craig Garrett Davis passed away on April 23, 2011 in Bellingham, Washington. He was born on November 15, 1934 in Portland, Oregon to George W. and Rachel (Garrett) Davis. Because Craig's father was a credit bureau troubleshooter and the family moved frequently, Craig attended 8 different grade schools and 4 high schools, finally graduating from Everett High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree, earning a major in English and one in History, from Western Washington State College. He attended the



David A. Houghtaling

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David Gene "Davo" Behrend

David Gene "Davo" BEHREND David left us on April 3, 2011. His laughter silenced and our hearts forever broken. There will be a huge void in many lives. His incredible sense of humor and loyalty to the people he cared about were unmatched. David was born August 8, 1955 in Seattle. He attended B.F. Day elementary, Catherine Blaine Junior and Queen Anne High School. He was a long time Seattle Yellow Cab driver. David lost his struggle with addiction and depression and he will be sorely missed. He was a one in a million friend. David loved children and animals. He loved flowers, plants, art, music and the theater. He had such compassion for the elderly and the homeless. David especially loved his friends and family who deeply felt the same for him. David is survived by his daughter Angela, who he adored immensely, his beloved extended Gordon family; Bill, Joan, Julie, Jan and Paul. His best friends Ted Kovacevic, Bob Berg, Billy Felder, Keith Safavi, Phil Jacquez, Dusty Anderson, Big Bud, Judy Turner and thanks to Jim Ridenour for being his "Annoying Angel." We will gather together to help each other get through this loss and celebrate his life on May 15, 2011 at Salmon Bay Eagles located at 5216 20th Ave N.W. from 3:00 to 8:00. This will be a potluck with live music by "The Mark Whitman Band" which starts at 3:30. To participate in the pot luck please contact Judy Turner 206-300-8083. In lieu of flowers donations can be made for the burial and his daughter Angela at Key Bank.



DeLores Violet Carr

God answered Mom's prayers and welcomed her HOME on April 28, 2011. After a quiet, courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Thanks Mom for the great example., DeLores was born to Augusta and Samuel Muller on May, 11, 1919 in Goodrich, ND. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1937. She married Jack W. Carr on December 31, 1937. They retired from Boeing on the same day in 1981. She volunteered at the Everett Senior Center for 30 years, was a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church and the Everett Friendship Club., Her faithful prayers, beautiful smile, quick but subtle sense of humor, HUGS and delicious cookies will be deeply missed by her children., She is survived by her children, Rodney Carr (Nancy), of Yakima, WA, Dr. Alan Carr (Linda), of Bellevue, WA, Jacqueline Weitzel (Terry), of Arlington, WA and Gary Carr, of Everett; grandchildren, Wendy Linton (Steve), Daniel Weitzel, Jonathan Weitzel (Karlene) and Roger Carr (Breanne); 13 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandsons; sisters, Herta Manzo and LuCyle Seiler; sister-in-law, Mardell Muller; many nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jack; grandson, David Carr; sister, Edna Hill; brother, Milton Muller., We, your family, take hope and comfort in the promise "Absent from the body, Present with the Lord.", Heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Warm Beach Senior Community. You are God's Angels here on earth. May God reward you richly for your tender care of Mom., Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Heart Assoc.; or Parkinson's research., No services will be held by her request. Graveside memorial in Grand Coulee, WA at later date., Please sign guest book at



Diane Jane (Purcell) Van Arnam

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Dolores Behlke

A celebration of Dolly's life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, May 2, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Olympia.



Donald L. Canell

It has been two years but seems like yesterday that you left us so quickly. We'll meet you at the marriage supper of the Lamb. 



Doris Durben

Doris Durben long time Spokane resident succumbed to cancer April 26, 2011. She was born on March 10, 1931 to Hilda and Joseph Durben in Stacyville, Iowa. She was raised in a loving family with wonderful sisters very similar to the book "Little Women" written in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott. Dorie like Jo, was the second eldest of four girls. Dorie is survived by her beloved sisters Phyllis Buckingham, Stacyville, Iowa (husband Bob deceased,) Shirley Lang and husband Jack, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mary Vail (husband Bill deceased,) her darling aunts Loretta Kregbach and Clara King, numerous nieces and nephews and her very best friend of 50 years Martha Lee Smith., Dorie graduated from Visiation High School where she was an excellent student. Sister Aqualena helped Dorie in obtaining a scholarship to Bryer Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. When money ran low Dorie "wound wieners" at Hormel until she had enough money to finish college with a degree in nursing., Upon graduation, she joined the Air Force because she wanted to "see the world" and was sent as far as Fairchild AFB in Spokane. Dorie decided on the Air Force because she felt of all the armed forces uniforms she "looked best" in that of the Air Force. Three years at Fairchild was the extent of her exotic tour of duty., She taught nursing at Deaconess. After attending a 30 year retirement for a nurse "that didn't even get a gold watch" she went into teaching and taught 5th and 6th grade until she eventually retired from School District 81., Dorie loved cats and dogs, but wasn't too crazy about birds. It might have something to do with that 1963 suspense horror film by Alfred Hitchcock that she took her nieces and nephews to see., She enjoyed cards, bowling, skiing and camping throughout her life. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Wandermere 9 Hole Club. And...she never could hit those "darn woods!", The Catholic Church was part of Dorie's life since she was a little girl. She became a Eucharistic minister in 1991 and proudly served for many years., There are not many people that have been receiving and reading Time magazine for fifty years but Dorie was one. She read Time and The New Yorker from cover to cover along with Readers Digest since her college days., Doris Durben was a brilliant person with an unbelievable sense of humor and an extensive vocabulary. Dr. Laugen and Dr. Fairbanks her wonderful oncologists would marvel at her knowledge of anatomy and the latest medical procedures., Dorie touched all who knew her. Family and friends would like to especially thank everyone at The Gardens Nursing Home on University that so lovingly cared for her as well as Dr. Robert H. Laugen and Dr. Robert K. Fairbanks plus their compassionate staff at Cancer Care Northwest., A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:00PM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 501 North Walnut Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. In lieu of flowers please make any contributions to Cancer Care Northwest Foundation 605 E. Holland Suite 100 Spokane WA 99218 or The Spokane Humane Society 6607 N. Havana St. Spokane WA 99217 in the name of Doris.



Doris Mae Hildner

Doris Mae HILDNER Doris was born 12/14/21 in Anaconda, MT. She passed away 1/8/11 at Highline Hospital. Doris was married to Henry for 54 years until his death on 12/27/92. She is survived by 3 children; Leroy (Cathy), Richard (Loralea), Betty (Curt); 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Bonney Watson Washington Memorial; 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA.



Doris Maude Morrow

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Douglas Malcolm Mills

MILLS, Douglas, Malcolm, Passed away on April 25th 2011. Doug was born on August 9th 1965 in Sacramento, CA to mother Patricia Mills and father Bernard Mills (deceased). As a kid he loved to play hockey and made many lifelong friendships while playing. In 1988 Doug met Jill Wilson (now Mills) while working at Safeway. It was love at first sight. As he fell more in love with Jill and her three children, Amber Spies, Daniel Potvin, and Jennifer LaCour it brought out a new side of him. On May 16th 1990 Doug became the loving father of a newborn baby girl, Melissa Marie Mills that melted his heart. Soon after on July 21st 1991 Doug married Jill and created a wonderful family. Doug loved to play pool and surround himself with all his friends and family. His sense of humor made us all laugh every time we talked to him and even now that he is gone his humor lives on in us all. Doug is survived by his wife Jill Mills; daughter Melissa Mills; step-children Amber (Gary) Spies, Daniel Potvin, and Jennifer LaCour; mother Patricia Mills; brother Jeff Mills; sister Mindy Mills; niece Amanda (Matt) Johnson; along with three loving grandchildren Kiarra Walker, Leondra LaCour, and Mack Spies. There will be a remembrance party in his honor on Sunday May 1st at 2:00 pm. Please join the family for some great memories of Doug at his home in Otis Orchards. Please sign Doug's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Doyle E. Middleton

After enduring cancer for over five years, Doyle passed away from complications of pneumonia on April 26, 2011 at the age of 71, with the comfort of his family present., He was born on January 23, 1940 in Nampa, ID and lived in Everett, WA most of his life., Doyle was a loving father to his own family, a dear friend and second father to many. His warm smile and sense of humor drew people to him., As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, he focused his life on sharing his Bible-based beliefs with others, and contributed his time and talents working on many Kingdom Hall construction projects., He was a highly skilled carpenter for over 40 years, and operated his own construction business for 25 years., He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 49 years, Luwana; children, Steve (Nancy), Jared (Elizabeth), Amy (Brian) Slimak and Zebulon (Nichole); grandchildren, Blayze, Avery and Braxton Slimak; siblings, Gene (Stella), Rick (Trina), Diana Newbury, JoAnn Williams and Jan Seely; aunt, Wilma (Jack) Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews., The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Henry Li and his staff at The PolyClinic, the team of doctors and staff at Swedish Medical Center (Seattle); Dr. Steven Adam and staff at Providence Regional Cancer Partnership (Everett) for their excellent care., All are welcome to attend Doyle's memorial service to be held: Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2 p.m., Edward D. Hansen Conference Center (Comcast Arena), 2000 Hewitt Avenue, Ste. 200, Everett, WA 98201. Entrance is on Hewitt by the three ring sculpture/fountain., Private family gathering following.



Edwin Riley Gamon

Edwin Riley GAMON Edwin R. Gamon, 77, of Yakima died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Yakima Regional Hospital. Mr. Gamon was born in Sprague, WA and raised in Yakima, WA. He graduated from Yakima High School in 1951. He also graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Washington in 1957. Mr. Gamon enjoyed a career as a licensed architect and a member of the AIA and practiced in the Seattle area until his retirement. He also enjoyed a career as a talented and successful water color artist for the past 20 years. After his retirement Ed and his wife relocated back to Yakima where they both were raised. Ed enjoyed many years of hiking, skiing, swimming and designing garden projects as well as his endless love of crossword puzzles. He will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Ed is survived by his wife, Ann Gamon of Yakima; brother, Max Gamon of Tulalip, WA; four children, Trina Cooper of Payson, AZ; Bruce Gamon of Everett, WA; David Gamon of Fall City, WA and Mark Gamon of Yakima WA; also three grandchildren and one great grandson.



Eilene A. Elliott

Eilene A. ELLIOTT (1930-2011) Eilene (Jeri) Elliott age 80 was recieved into heaven on Easter Sunday April 25,2011. She was preceded in death by her son James. Jeri is survived by her loving husband Doss (Bert) Elliott, her daughter Jan, 4 grand children and 1 great grand child. Jeri attended Tahoma High School, She has stayed active with the Alumni Association until her passing. Jeri loved bowling, fishing, camping and having her family around her. There will be a Memorial service at Greenwood Memorial Park 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton WA. at 1:30, Saturday, May 7, 2011 In lieu of flowers a donation could be made to American Veterans Association.



Elaine Helen Flambouras

Long time business entrepreneur passed on April 27, 2011 and has gone to join her beloved husband of 71 years, Dan. Elaine was born in Whitefish, MT November 12, 1920. Dan and Elaine came to Spokane in 1950 and they started Dan's Barber and Beauty Shops, which are well known landmarks on North Monroe St. Elaine and sister Anna worked for 20 years as beauticians in the salon. She is survived by her son Frank Flambouras and sister Anna Mittlestadt; eight grandchildren Denise Putt, Dave, Darryl, Danette and Darren Flambouras; Janina, Sara and Danny Flambouras; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and special friend Irene Christoulis. She was preceded in death by four brothers James, Angelo, George and Danny Kiourkas. Visitation will be Tues. and Wed. 10-5PM at Heritage and the Funeral Service 1:00PM Thursday May 5th at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. with interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.



Eleanore D. Bea

Eleanore D. BEA Eleanore Bea was born in Tulare, South Dakota. She attended High School in Glenco, Minnesota and later received her nursing degree from a college in St. Louis, Mo. She was married to John Bea for 38 years at the time of his death. Eleanore worked as an Intensive Care Nurse at Northwest Hospital for many years. She was very dedicated to her nursing career and to the care of others. Eleanore was an avid gardener, loved to read and to travel. She was active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She has been described by her family and friends as giving, loving, caring and kind and will be remembered for her smile, laugh and great sense of humor. Eleanore is survived by her three children, Jerry Bea, Barbara Gustafson and Sandra Hart; her grandchildren Scott Gustafson, Aaron Gustafson, David Gustafson and Darryl Bea; her brothers Clyde and Paul Ambacher and her sister Velma Huber; and nine great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held May 6th. The family asks that any remembrances go to the Washington Park Arboretum Foundation (Seattle) in memory of Eleanore's love for gardening.



Elfriede Anna Hardy

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Elizabeth "Liz" Gruber

Of Spokane, Washington, died on April 22, 2011, her 72nd birthday, of compli-cations from multiple myeloma., Liz was born on April 22, 1939 in Rochester, Minn-esota, to John William Harwick and Linda Rollins Harwick. She graduated from Kemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1957 and attended the University of Wyoming and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. In 1960, Liz settled in California and married the late Alan "Scott" Gruber of Walla Walla, Washington, where their four sons were born. Liz and Scott relocated their family to Spokane to where, after the loss of their infant son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), they were actively involved in counseling parents who had lost children under similar circumstances. She also volunteered for KSPS-TV and the Children's Home Society. Liz and Scott divorced in 1979, but remained friends until his death in 2010. She worked for several years employed for the Ridpath Hotel and Eastern Washington University before working as an executive assistant to corporate executives in Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. In 2005, Liz returned to Spokane to enjoy retirement near her eldest son and his family., Liz was a devoted grandmother who was notable for her quick wit and hearty laugh. She will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. Liz is survived by her three sons Jeffrey (Delaine) of Spokane, William (Gabrielle) of Southborough, MA, and Michael (Gretchen) of Washington DC, two sisters, two brothers, seven grandchildren, and her beloved animals Nicky (dog), Bart (cat) and Heather (cat)., She is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy Moore Gruber., The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Hakan Kaya, his fellow doctors, nurses and staff at Cancer Care Northwest and Providence Saint Joseph's Care Center for their hard work and reassuring care., Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation., A celebration of Liz's life will be held at the Davenport Hotel on March 21st from 4:00-6:00.



Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Felisa L. Cabrillos was born on July 11, 1922 in Sebunaga, Schu Island of the Phillippine Islands to Teofilo and Flavia (Langahin) Alcamandras and she entered into rest with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on April 28, 2011 in Mount Vernon., Rosary and Mass will be said for Felisa Monday, May 2, 2011 at 5:00pm at Augustine's Catholic Church in Oak Harbor., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial and Cremation Services LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 where friends may send cards of condolence.



Frank Matthew "Blackie" Gross

Frank Matthew Gross went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2011. He was born February 21, 1927 in Everett, WA and resided in the Everett area all his life., He is survived by his wife, Virgie, of 25 years; nine children; 31 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Dorothy and Betty; and many nieces and nephews., Frank proudly served in the, during, on the USS Quapaw., He was a commercial fisherman for 35 years, and was fondly known as Blackie in the industry., He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; sister, Ruth; brothers, Virgal and Robert; and daughter, Colleen., A memorial service will be held at the, hall in Everett on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will follow at 3 p.m.



Fred J. LeBouef Jr.

Fred J. LeBouef, Jr. ("Bud" to his family) of Bedford, IN, passed away March 22, 2011. He was born in Leland, MS, to Fred and Annette LeBouef, as the second of what would ultimately be seven children. Fred spent most of his childhood in Plaquemine, LA before moving to Vancouver, WA., Fred very proudly served in the, during, . He helped build the ship he served on, the USS St. Lo (CVE-63, formerly Midway), at the Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, and was on the St. Lo when it became the first American ship sunk by Kamikaze attack at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October, 1944. Fred received many awards and medals during his time in the Navy, none more important to him than the two, s he received for being wounded in action. To him, they served as a constant reminder of how lucky he was to have survived the horrors of war, and of how many of his friends had not been as fortunate., After the war, Fred worked in Business Management for many years all around the U.S. In 1976, he returned to Vancouver, where he worked at Fort Vancouver Plywood Company until his retirement in 1995., After retirement, Fred moved one last time to Bedford, IN, where he served as the AARP State Coordinator for Community Operations, and where he received the prestigious Andrus award for his years of volunteer service., Fred is survived by his wife, Pat; one daughter, Laura; one adopted daughter, Michelle; three sons, Greg, Scott and Joe; his sister, Maryann; his brother, Lee; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Lorraine, Faye and Carol; his brother, Kenny; and his grandson, Jeff., Private memorial services are being held by the family., Please sign Fred's guest book at:



Genevieve Swick Paroni

PARONI, Genevieve, Of Post Falls died on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born in Eureka, Nevada on July 27, 1926 to William Jackson and Myrtle Rose (Smith) Swick., She married Walter Paroni on December 26, 1954 in Eureka. The family moved to Berkeley, California for several years and then to Wallace in 1968. Walt and Gen moved to Post Falls in 2004., Gen grew up in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School in 1944. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada in 1948. She taught in the Eureka County Schools and at Wallace High School for total of 34 years retiring in 1991. Gen received a Master of Science from the University of Idaho and also attended graduate programs at MIT, the, and Princeton. She was Idaho finalist for the Presidential Awards Program for Excellence in Science Teaching several years and the chemistry classroom in the Wallace jr/sr High School was dedicated in her honor., Gen served as organist for St. James Episcopal church in Eureka starting when she was 16 and also served as organist for Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Wallace for many years. Genevieve was the first woman to service on the Wallace City Council and later served many years on the Wallace Public Library board., Gen was active professionally in the Business and Professional Women, AAUW, Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a 55 year member and a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Daughters of the Nile. She was active in the Rebekahs and Pythian Sisters in Nevada. She enjoyed the Silver Valley Arts Association after retiring. Gen enjoyed camping with her family particularly in the Sierras. She enjoyed painting, art work, crafts and working in the garden. Gen loved history and wrote many natural history and historical articles for various publications., She is survived by her daughter Andrea Paroni Storjohann of Rathdrum; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Howard Kirk; niece Mary Kirk; nephew John (Lorna) Kirk all in California; nephew Tony Kirk in Argentina and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Walt in 2010 and by her parents., The family requests memorials to Wallace Public Library, 415 River St., Wallace, ID 83873, Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835 or the Spokane Shriners' Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 21st at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 501 Wallace, Coeur d'Alene. Graveside services will be held Memorial Day weekend in Eureka, Nevada. Please visit Gen's memorial and sign her online guest book at



Gordon Higgins

Gordon HIGGINS Passed away on April 28, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He lived his final years with grace and good humor showing other cancer victims - and everyone around him - that the disease does not condemn them to a life of worry and fear. Gordon was born November 28, 1934, one of eight children to Con and Laura Higgins in Titonka, Iowa, and was raised in Whittemore, Iowa, which is known for its great high school baseball teams. Gordon was on two teams that went to the state finals. He graduated from Presentation Academy in 1952 as class valedictorian, then joined the Navy, serving three years as an Aviation Electronics Technician. Gordon met Delores at community college in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 1957 and knew that he had found the love of his life. The kids came along soon thereafter and family was the center of their lives. Camping trips with friends to Lake Chelan and Hood Canal, a timeshare at Chelan, a cabin on Camano, and finally wintering in Phoenix were highlights during the off-time. When the grandchildren arrived they joined the vacation fun and were the light of Grandpa's life. Gordon is survived by his wife, Delores; son, Jeffrey, and his family; daughter, Michele, and her family; son, Rick; and daughter, Christie, and her family; as well as sisters-in-law, Carol Higgins, Ruth Higgins and Idell Higgins; and, nieces and nephews in Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon and California. A Vigil service will be held Friday, May 6th, at 7:00 pm, and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 7th, at 10:30 am BOTH at St. Luke Catholic Church, 322 North 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98133. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to St. Vincent de Paul, St. Luke Chapter or to the St. Luke School Scholarship Fund, 322 North 175th St. Shoreline, WA 98133. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



H. Herbert Faubion Jr.

Hub's great loves were his family and friends, hunting and fishing, the volunteer fire service (he served 42+ years as a volunteer in Cathlamet and Lacey) and travelling and meeting new people and cultures.



Harold "Marc" Adler

Harold "Marc" ADLER St. George, UT - Harold "Marc" Adler passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, April 27th. He was 84 years old. Throughout his life, Marc was known for his kindness, optimism and out-going personality. He truly loved his family and his friends. Marc was born to loving parents, Abraham and Agusta Adler, in New York City on July 7, 1926. He moved to Los Angeles in 1937 and was a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Marc loved to learn and pursued his education through medical school. He earned his Doctorate in Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1950. As an Optometrist, Marc helped countless numbers of people improve their lives through better vision. He often donated his time, energy, knowledge and resources to help those less fortunate. From an early age, Marc understood the value of service and freedom. During World War II, he was a member of the United States Naval forces and served aboard the USS Lexington in the Pacific theater of Operations. Marc loved to dance. He taught for Arthur Murray while attending UCLA. In his later years, you could often find him swinging to big bands at the local Elks Lodge. Marc was always ready to share a joke or to thoughtfully engage in conversation. His laughter was infectious. He travelled the globe to places such as Australia, China and Europe. Marc lived and worked for several years in Jerusalem, Israel. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his extensive family and traveling to visit his many grandchildren. Marc was preceded in death by his brother Jack Adler and his great grand-daughter Mia Dodge. He is survived by his wife Zenda Adler and sons/daughters-in-law-Joshua and Amy Adler of Seattle, WA; Donald Dalrymple; James and Anne Dalrymple of Cedar Hills, UT; John and Cathy Dalrymple of Henderson, NV. He has 19 grand children and 13 great grand children. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 11:00 am, at the Southgate 2nd Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1068 West Chandler Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitations will take place on Sunday, May 1st at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Boulevard, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again prior to services at the chapel on Monday, May 2nd, at 10am. Interment will follow services at the Tonaquint Cemetery under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.



Harvey James Lemoine

Passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2011. He was born September 27, 1934 to Armas and Florence Lemoine in Simmesport, LA where he grew up and attended school. Harvey was enlisted in the, serving in the U.S. and Morocco. While stationed at Fairchild AFB he met and married Beverly Ann Herman on October 14, 1955. They were married 43 and a half years at the time of her death in 1999. They had a son, Darren who was born in 1962. He worked for and retired from R.A. Hanson Co. where he was supervisor. Harvey was exceptionally skilled in woodworking, and built many beautiful things. He was always helpful to so many people. He was also a member of the, and Eagles. He is survived by his son, Darren Lemoine; sister, Verdie Chester; brother, Herman (Clara) Lemoine; brothers-in law, Duane, Allen and Bob; sisters-in-law, Eleanor, Dee, Joan and Diane; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and friend Bonnie Nottage. Viewing will be held May 3rd and 4th from 8AM to 5PM at Heritage Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held 10:00AM, Thursday, May 5th at the Funeral Home. Donations will be accepted at the funeral to help with the cost of repairs to his home.



Hazel Eileen Roef

ROEF, Hazel Eileen, Hazel Roef was born December 2, 1929 in Sydney, Australia and passed away peacefully on April 22, 2011. Although she left a small piece of her heart in her homeland, she made Spokane, WA her home since the late 1950's. She was preceded in death by her husband Juliaan Roef and granddaughter Lauren Rector. Survived by her children Reggie (Candy) Sutter, Gary (Gaye) Sutter, Chris (Jim) Wigginton, all of Spokane, WA; Carol Sutter of Madera, CA; Mike (Dawn) Rector of Seattle, WA; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Hazel worked in the accounting department at the Ridpath Hotel for over 30 years. Her pleasures were simple; tea and crumpets, a good book, planting flowers in her garden and spending time on the Oregon coast. Her gentle spirit and generous heart will be missed by all that knew her. In lieu of services a Celebration of Life will be held by the family from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday, May 7th at 502 S. Wilbur, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.



Herbert Andrews

Herbert Andrews, 82, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, on Friday, April 22, 2011, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to be remembered for his kind nature, determination and deep spiritual convictions., Herb was born November 15, 1928, to Edward and Emma (Zimmer) Andrews in Pocatello, ID. His family moved to Boise when he was 9 years old. He graduated from Boise High School in 1947. After high school, he began his apprenticeship as a pressman and enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve Sea-bees., While working in Twin Falls, ID, he met the love of his life, Sharon Beutler, at the Rhythm Roller Rink. They were married on March 28, 1953 in Ontario, OR. After their marriage, they moved to Medford, OR, on to Weiser, ID, and finally to Caldwell, ID, where they resided for ten years. While in Caldwell, Herb worked for the Caldwell News Tribune newspaper and was a member of the, and Masonic Lodge - Mt. Moriah. He held many offices in the Jaycees and was named Outstanding Key Man in 1957., Herb's newspaper pressman career took him to Yakima, WA for a brief time in the late 1960s. He went to work for the Everett Herald in 1968, retiring from the Herald in 1991. He also retired from the Sea-bees in 1973., Herb was well known in the Credit Union community in both Caldwell, ID and Everett, WA. He served in many different capacities on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Plus Credit Union (formerly known as the Northwest Telco Credit Union) for more than 40 years. Among his other affiliations were Scottish Rite, Associate Guardian of Job's Daughters Bethel 24, Royal Travelers/Good Sam Club and the First United Methodist Church of Everett., Herb's favorite form of relaxation was skating. According to Herb's wife, skating was his first love; she was his second. He began roller-skating at a very early age when roller-skating was a competitive sport and he, given his talent, could have chosen a career as a professional skater. Generations of Everett skaters have watched "the old guy in the middle of the floor." The Everett Skate Deck was his choice for celebrating his 80th birthday. Although he could no longer do his trick skating, he continued to glide across the rink and perform a few spins at least once a week. Many thanks to the Skate Deck's owners and employees for their kind consideration over the years., Herb was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Otto Andrews., He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Vicki (Nick) Nucci of Boise, ID, Carol (Jim Hopkins) Andrews of Mill Creek, WA, and son, Mark (Jan) Andrews of Polson, MT; grandchildren, Brandon (Shelly) Sorensen, Jill Dacier, Brooke (Chris Davis) VanLeuven, Matthew Hopkins, Andrews Hopkins, Jim (Laurie) Hopkins, Shelby (Ed Eiker) Hopkins, T.J. Andrews, Nick Andrews and Rylee Andrews; great-grandchildren, Austin VanLeuven, Mariah Davis, Sam Sorensen, Amelia Davis, Abby Hopkins and Jimmy Hopkins; sisters, Emma Lou (Roland) Jones and Jean Anderson of Boise, ID and brothers, Elmer (Naomi) Andrews of Bremerton, WA, Lawrence Andrews of Brookings, OR, Ronald (Mary Ann) Andrews of Bethany, CT and sister-in-law, Sheila Andrews of El Toro, CA. He leaves behind many special friends from all walks of his life., Thank you to all of our friends and family for the prayers and loving support. Herb's family wishes to express their gratitude to the Providence Hospital, Colby Campus CCU staff who cared for him, especially Vicki, Tod, and Rick of the nursing staff as well as Dr. Tsen and Dr. Sanford Wright., A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Everett First United Methodist Church in Everett, WA., The family suggests memorials in his honor to The Everett United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave, Everett WA 98201, The Salvation Army Church, 2525 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA 98201, or the charity of your choice.



Herman Schoenbachler

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Howard Stanley Almquist

Howard Stanley ALMQUIST A memorial service celebrating Howard's life will be held Saturday 5/7/2011 from 2:30-4:30 pm at Ballard Baptist Church, 2004 NW 63rd Street, Seattle, WA.



Hugh S. Ferguson

Hugh S. FERGUSON 1916 ~ 2011 A celebration of Hugh's life will be held 3-6pm Saturday, May 14, 2011, remarks at 4:15pm. Please RSVP to Meet at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. 8398 NE 12th St, Medina, 98039. Shuttle service to event begins at 2:45 pm. See full obituary and guestbook:



Ilene M. Smith

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Jack Chait

Jack CHAIT Jack Chait passed away on April 21st, 2011 having lived every moment of his 92 years to the full. His intelligence, enthusiasm and zest for life remained with him right to the end. Jack was born to Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, Abraham and Anne Chait, in 1918, in Bredasdorp, South Africa. He and his four siblings, David, Lulu, Harry, and Liebe, grew up together in the hotels their parents owned and ran. Since there were few Jews in Bredasdorp, when it came time to prepare for his Bar Mitzvah, Jack was sent to live with a Rabbi's family in Robertson, where he stayed until he graduated from high school. Jack attended medical school at the University of Cape Town, and it was there he met his future wife, Thelma Daitsh. After he graduated as a doctor in 1941, he and Thelma married and he set up practice in Cape Town as a family doctor. It was a solo practice and his life grew extremely busy, especially since in those days doctors did night calls. Jack became a highly respected general practitioner and was elected to head the South African Medical Association. He and Thelma had three sons, Alan, Gordon, and Brian, of whom Jack was very proud. As busy as he was between work and family, Jack pursued numerous hobbies. He was an excellent photographer, a wine buff, a classical music enthusiast, an avid stamp collector, and a wonderful cook. By the time he retired at the age of 70, his sons and their families were all living in the States, so he and Thelma packed up everything and moved to Madison Park, Seattle, to be near them. Jack loved a challenge and in no time he and Thelma had settled in their new country and were living active social lives - going to classical concerts, participating in the Anthony Trollope Book Club, and enjoying their numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Thelma and grandson Paul. Jack will be dearly missed by Alan (Sandra), Gordon (Nancy), Brian (Jos); his grandchildren, Trevor (Cristy), Mark (Angie), Remy (Anna), Michael (Tracy), Greg (Laura), Halsey (Adrienne); and his great-grandchildren, Mady, Bode, Jack, Etta, Teyo, Dorothy, Tovi, and Charlotte.



James Derrel Floyd

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James Richard "Dick" Houk

Passed away April 21, 2011 at The Gardens in Spokane, WA. Dick was born on April 16, 1949 in Gary, Indiana to James Richard Houk Sr. and Lydia Bell Johns. He is survived by his three children, Sarah Ruth Houk-Thornton, Derek Jon Houk, and Benjamin Wade Houk, son-in-law Andrew Thornton, daughter-in-law LeahAnne Houk, grandchildren, Zachary, Stephanie, and Nathaniel Thornton, and Brenna and Lauren Houk. Dick married Shawn Ferté on April 19th, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, CA (divorced). He resided in the San Fernando Valley, CA until 1974, and then moved to Spokane, WA where he resided until his death. Dick enjoyed riding motorcycles, and playing with his grandchildren. He was a talented artist and pool player, a great motivator, and enjoyed making others laugh. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 2:00pm at Rosepoint, 13013 East Mission Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA., Flowers (etc.) can be sent to Heritage Funeral Home in memory of James "Dick" Richard Houk Jr.



James S. Dugan

James S. DUGAN Beloved father, brother, grandfa ther, and friend, Jim was born in Seattle on April 13, 1941 to Mar guerite and Melbourne Dugan. He graduated from Blanchet High School and went on to have a long career in Credit Union man agement before retiring from the Teamsters Credit Union. In re tirement Jim loved to travel with his brothers; visit his son and family in Florida; and, watch his grandchildren play sports - he was their biggest fan. He passed away April 27, 2011 at his home in Seattle. He is survived by his children, Mary Kay Dugan (Mike Spry), Patrick Dugan (Dianne), Erin Dugan- Bogart, and their mother Mary Gsell; brothers Gerald Dugan (Gail) and Tom Dugan (Janet); and, grandchildren, Patrick, Alexis, Ryan, Katherine, and Braeden; as well as many other family and friends. He was pre ceded in death by his loving brother Dennis. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for his generosity, kindness and sense of humor. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 405 N. 117th St., Seattle, 98133 followed by a reception to celebrate his life and share his stories. Remem brances may be made to Union Gospel Mission or a charity of your choice. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Joanne (Dunbar) Robertson

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Joe Cuneo

Joe Cuneo, 49, of Everett, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011., No services will be held. 



Joseph Thomas Chrobuck

Joseph Thomas Chrobuck died April 24, 2011 at the age of 92. Joe was born January 22, 1919 to John and Valeria Chrobuck in Doty, Washington. His family moved to Pe Ell, Washington where he graduated high school in 1937. After settling in Everett, he did many odd jobs to put himself through college and it was during this time that he met the love of his life and future bride, Betty O'Toole. He graduated from the, with a B.S. in Pharmacology in 1942., His desire to serve his country during, led him to join the Marine Corps., where he distinguished himself as a Naval Aviator flying combat missions in the South Pacific. He was most proud of being part of VMF113 and flying one of the first Corsair Squadrons during the Central Pacific Campaign. After the war, he and Betty settled in Seattle, WA where Joe opened his first pharmacy on Capitol Hill. Eventually, he opened two clinic pharmacies adjacent to Swedish Hospital where he and Betty worked side by side for many years. A large part of his life was also centered in the Marysville, WA area where he and Betty operated a small blueberry farm and bought a summer home. He was instrumental in leading a group of local citizens in a fight against Arco that led to a land mark decision preventing an oil refinery from being built in Port Susan Bay. During his lifetime he enjoyed many interests including golf, fishing, gardening and especially thoroughbred horse racing. He was a devoted spouse, a remarkable father, grandfather and great- grandfather. His wisdom and advice will be sorely missed not only by his family, but the many friends and neighbors he cherished., He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty., His is survived by sons, Gerald, Robert, Timothy (Connie); and daughter, Corinne (Roger) Dallman, of Minnesota; grandchildren, Camille, Melissa, Traci, Scott, Alyssa and David; and three great-grandchildren., A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 26900 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. A Rosary Service will also be held at the church one hour prior to the Mass., Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, Everett., In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Catholic Community Services.



Katharina M. Rose

ROSE, Katharina M., Our dear aunt Katharina M. Rose passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. Born in Seligenstadt, Germany to Johann and Margaret Ruhland on April 8, 1930. She entered the U.S. as a war bride through Ellis Island. Resided in Bremerton, WA and Tacoma, WA before moving to Medical Lake, WA in 1991. She was a foster grandparent for several years at the Medical lake Elementary School until her health deteriorated. She is survived by her niece Elisabeth Moseley of Medical Lake and nephew Peter Ruhland and family of Berlin, Germany, and numerous nieces. Also grand nephews., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 7 at CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL., Cheney, WA.



Katharine P. Gronen-Kaiser

Katharine P. Gronen-Kaiser Katharine P. Gronen-Kaiser, 89, passed away April 23, 2011 in University Place, WA. She taught in the Puyallup School District for over 26 years. She is survived by husband Duane Kaiser; 2 daughters; 4 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held on Sat., May 7 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 210 5th St. S.W., Puyallup, WA 98371. Please sign on-line guestbook



Kenneth Henry Gies

Kenneth Henry Gies Was born in Wheeler, WA on June 23, 1930, the only child of Henry and Mollie Gies. He died on April 21, 2011 at the age of 80, He lived in Moses Lake, WA until the age of 20 when he moved to Portland for a short time. His three children were born during his first marriage. He lived most of his adult life in Lakewood and Olympia. Ken was in the grocery business his entire life and at one time owned his own store, Ken's Supermarket. His last job was for FFV Cookies as a salesman. Ken was always a hard worker and took pride in doing an excellent job. He was constantly active until increasingly poor health slowed him down in the last few years of his life. In retirement he loved being a part of the RV crowd. He spent his winters snowbirding in Arizona, and loved to shop at the flea markets. Ken is survived by his son Larry Gies (Linda) and daughters Sharon Munoz and Joanne Gies and granddaughter Abbie Chalcraft (Doug). He was preceded in death by his wife Adrienne and his son-in-law Pete Munoz. He will be dearly missed. At his request no services will be held. Please sign the online guest book at



Kris Michael Mathews

Kris passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 54, with his loving wife and step-son by his side, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011., He leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara Mathews; two sons, Michael and Nicholas Mathews; two grandchildren; two step-sons; sister, Debbie Toth; and brothers, Jeff, Gregg and Shawn Mathews of Connecticut., Kris served in the Air Force prior to being hired by The Boeing Company in Wichita, KS. He was promoted and transferred to Everett where he was a Supply Manager on the new Dreamliner aircraft. At the time of his death he had over 35 years of service with the Boeing Company., The world lost a great and loving man! Our hearts go out to all of you that were honored to have him be part of your life and to those not as privileged, because you really missed out!, Services will be held Monday, May 2, 2011, with viewing at 9:30 a.m. and memorial at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA., He will be transported to Newtown, CT to be laid to rest on Wednesday, May 4.



Kristie Tapanainen

Kristie Tapanainen, age 51, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2011 from complications due to pneumonia., She was a very special person who was involved in many different events for Special Olympics, loved to travel to Disneyland, swam with the dolphins at Sea World and cruised the Alaska coastline., Kristie was a dedicated employee at Vantech, and more recently volunteered at Discovery Health and Rehab., She was a loving and compassionate individual who will truly be missed by many, as she makes her final flight on her "Airplane to God". Kristie is survived by her mother, Evelyn Tapanainen; sister, Kathy Snyder; niece, Holli Snyder and husband, Franklin and their children, Tristan and Soren; nephew, Gregg Snyder and his children, Christan and Gracie; and her brother, Jon Tapanainen, his wife, Joanie, and son, Jay., Special endearment and thanks to Kristie's dedicated staff and caregivers at Relationship/Care Northwest, The Arc of SW Washington, the entire doctor/nursing staff at SW WA Medical Center, and the compassion of ALL the staff at the Ray Hickey Hospice House., After a private burial service, a public invitation to ALL for a Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sat., May 14th at 4505 Idaho Street, Vancouver, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kristie's honor to Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 East Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661., Please sign Kristie's guest book at:




The Lawrence family would like to thank the following organizations for all their love, prayers and support, The Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church, Gold Creek Community Church, Northwest Christian Sportslake, Junior Grizzlies Blue Football Team and Glacier Peak High School staff. We would also like to thank everyone that brought us food and everyone that donated to the memorial fund. We truly appreicate you all.



Leslie Greenwood

Les Greenwood, age 51 of Bellingham passed away peacefully on April 27, 2011. He was born August 3, 1959 in Bellingham to Melvin and Gudrun Greenwood. He was a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and a graduate of Blaine High School. Les was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harold. He is survived by his niece Brenda Dooyema, sisters Elaine (Harry) Williams, Jane Daley (Paul Westfall) and Dee (Randy) Giddens, brother Jay (Valerie) Greenwood and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Les's life will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Monday, May 2nd at 3 PM. You may share memories with the family at



Lois Schroeder

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Lynda K. Lilley

Lynda Kay Kautz Lilley, born July 12, 1943 in Boise, ID, passed away with her loved ones by her side on April 8, 2011 due to ALS., A celebration of her life and potluck will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Snohomish Eagles at 606 Maple., For those who wish, donations in Lynda's memory may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County or The Max Baer Heart Fund through the Snohomish Eagles.



Margaret Alice (Wood) Clemens

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Mark Robert Adams

Mark Robert Adams Age 60, passed away during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 9, 2011. Mark was born in Spokane, Washington on February 22, 1951, the second of three children born to Frank and Neshma ('Nicki') Adams. Mark graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA degree in 1973, got his MBA in Management in 1980, achieved his BS in Accounting in 1986, served in the United States Army and Army Reserves achieving Lieutenant Colonel rank, and for the past 23 years worked at Peter Pan Seafood in Seattle. Mark treasured his family, God, and country. He enjoyed running, hiking, listening to books and classical music on CD, acquiring Saint George collectibles, and spending time with his family. The funeral service for Mr. Adams was held on Friday, April 15th at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Washington. Mark was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park in Lakewood on the same day with military honors. Mark Adams is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy Adams; their two children, Michael and Amanda; their spouses, Erin and Marek; his grandson, Frank David; mother, Nicki; younger sister, Dena; and will be missed by many family members and close friends. The family requests that all donations be made out to the Western and Central



Martha Jean (Halverson) Head

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Martin Frank "Marty" Torklep

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Mary L. Geoghegan

Mary L. Geoghegan, 87, a longtime Vancouver, WA resident, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2011., Mary is survived by her son, Michael of Great Falls, MT; daughters, Marcy Chezik of Vancouver, Patricia Wegwerth of Harris, MN and Janet Leece of London, England; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her spouse of 53 years, Theodore "Ted" R. Geoghegan; and son, Robert L. of Lebanon, OR., Mary was also a longtime member of the Vancouver Volksporters and the Clark County Genealogical Society., Interment will be at the Willamette National Cemetery., Memorials may be sent to the, of SW WA., Please sign Mary's guest book at:



Mary Lou Littleton

Mary Lou Littleton, of Everett, WA, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. She was 84 years old., There will be a private family get together in Mary Lou's memory., Arrangements by Moles Family Funeral Home, Main St., Ferndale, WA. 



Michael Stanley Durgin

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Mona Renee Ricker Lasley

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Nancy M. Gould

Nancy M. GOULD 1919 ~ 2011 Nancy Gould 91, Born in Reform, Alabama to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Jacobs. Died in Seattle, April 4, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, George Gould, and grandson, Michael. Survived by her loving children, George F., and Susan K. Taubeneck, grandson, Jeremiah, and several great grand children



Nerys Halvorson

Nerys Halvorson of Shoreline, WA. passed away on 4-17-2011. A graveside service for her will be held 5-3-2011 3:30pm at Cypress Memorial Park 1615 Southeast Everett Mall Way Everett, WA 98208.



Norman C. Borell

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Olivia Petrell Kissin

Died in her home on March 28. Born September 26, 1917, in Fairbanks, Minnesota, to Finnish immigrant parents, Henry Jalmar Petrell and Siiri Levander Petrell. Olivia, a long-time Spokane resident, moved with her beloved husband and eternal best friend, Jerry(Gerald H. Kissin, died, June 10, 1993), to Spokane in 1950. Their hearts were always here until the end of their days. Olivia loved to be outside in fresh air. She also loved the company of her fellow Spokanites. Always an active member of her church, as an officer in the League of Women Voters, the String Instrument League, Scouting, the Finlandia organization, a life-long supporter of Spokane arts and culture, Olivia was intensely interested in local history, native cultures, the birds and plants of the region, gardening, fishing, and lawn bowling. Two of her favorite spots were Banks Lake and the Bowl and Pitcher. Olivia took up golf later in life, and thrived on Spokane's municipal courses. With a M.A. Degree in Library Science,, , where she met her husband and they were married on February 1, 1941 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Olivia devoted herself to her family of four boys, her surviving sons, Stephen, Michael, Roy, and her beloved son, Peter, who preceded her in death, all raised in Spokane. Her two surviving brothers, Wilfred and Edgar Petrell in Minnesota, her six grandchildren, her devoted nieces and nephews, her countless relatives in Finland, her many friends in Spokane and throughout the region, the spouses of her sons and their families, all miss Olivia, but are grateful she lived a long, hearty, and healthy life. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, at 11:00am, at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 West Fort George Wright Drive at the corner of Government Way. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Olivia's name to worthy local arts organizations.



Otto Ernest Baumgarten

Otto Ernest BAUMGARTEN April 15, 1922 ~ April 21, 2011 Otto was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. Because he was Jewish, he and his parents were forced to flee their homeland shortly after the Nazi occupation in 1938. They settled in what was then called Palestine (Israel after 1948). In 1951, he immigrated to the United States, and started a successful appliance repair business in Seattle. He worked at that business until 1998. Otto married Florence Lear in 1958. After the birth of their two sons, David and Steven, they moved to Mercer Island. In 1984, Otto married Ronnie Woog. Otto was an avid hiker, skier, and tennis player. Otto is survived by his wife, Ronnie of Mercer Island; sons David of Tigard, OR, and Steven of Seattle; daughter-in-law Lori Baumgarten and granddaughter Kaitlin Baumgarten of Tigard, OR; his nephews and their families; Peter Colett of Fresno, CA, Cary Colett of Santa Rosa, CA, and Chuck Colett of Sherwood, OR. He is also survived by his step family; Beth, John and Alana Zimmerman of Seattle; Adam and Leah Woog; & Karen Kent of Seattle. A memorial service will be held at a later date.



Patricia A. (Tillman) Smith

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Patricia Ann Cooper

Patricia Ann COOPER Patricia Ann Cooper died peacefully April 6, 2011 in Sun City, California. She was born April 1, 1925 in Seattle, Washington, then raised in Seattle attending Holy Names Academy and the University of Washington where she was an active member of the Delta Gamma sorority. In 1947 she married Fred Maguire and they lived in Medina raising three children Sheila, Monica , and Jim. They were divorced in 1964 and she married James Cooper in 1982 and moved to Los Angeles, Ca. Pat loved teaching and spent most of her career at Saint Louise School in Bellevue and continued at Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, even when she retired she continued to volunteer with the Menneffee Valley School District right up to the time of her death. Patricia is survived by five children Sheila Barkwell, Monica Maguire-Keith, Jim Maguire, Kimberly Cooper and KC Cooper (Hart), as well as 10 grandchildren. The internment will be held on 1:00 pm, May 4, 2011 at Calvary Cemetery at 5041 35th Ave N.E., Seattle, Wash. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Helen Murphy Sullivan Fund at Holy Names Academy Seattle, Wash.



Paul G. Hudson

Paul G. HUDSON Paul G. Hudson, 63, of Des Moines, WA, died April 28th 2011, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Marlene and their daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Wes Skenfield; daughter Angie Frye and daughter-in-law Lisa Werner, and sister Barbara McConnell. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Warren (Red) and Gwen Hudson. Paul loved to spend time with family and friends, golfing in Palm Desert, and attending car shows. He worked with pride in the boiler industry for over 40 years most recently with Walashek Industrial & Marine. Paul will be deeply missed. A service in celebration of his life will be held Monday, May 2nd at Foster Golf Course in Tukwila, Washington. The service will begin at 2 PM.



Paul W. Martin

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Philip F. Jones

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




Robert "Bob" Earl Vanderpol was born August 19, 1960, in Everett, WA, son of Melvin and Mae Ann Vanderpol. Bob went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on April 25th, 2011, in Bellingham, WA., Bob's family moved from Granite Falls to Mt. Vernon in 1963, and he graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1978. Bob had recently been attending Skagit Valley College in the nursing program., Bob worked as a supervisor, security guard, and in manufacturing. Bob was an amateur ham radio operator, and also enjoyed camping and hiking, especially with his German shepherd dog, Butch. Bob attended Crossroads Covenant Church., Bob is survived by his mother, Mae Ann Pederson, and brother, Marvin Pederson., Committal service will be held Monday, May 2 at 11:00 AM, with public viewing at 10:00 AM, at Moles Greenacres Funeral Home, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale WA. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 am at Crossroads Covenant Church in Burlington., You may share your memories of Bob in the online guest book at, Moles Greenacres Funeral Home, Memorial Park, and On-site Crematory



Randall David LaPoint

Randall "Randy", age 47, was born in Bremerton, WA on May 6, 1963. He passed away peacefully at his home in Everett, WA on April 18, 2011., Randy attended schools in the Everett School District and then received his High School Diploma from Lynnwood Community College. The following years he worked as a supervisor for LaPoint Leasing. Randy, also, worked as a tow truck driver for Tri-County Towing, a driver for Waste Management and as a concrete truck driver for Rinker Concrete; i.e., Cemex., Randy cared deeply for his family, friends and pets. His special hobbies were keeping tropical fish, his computer and he had a vast collection of DVD and CD's. Randy loved to drive and would choose to drive rather than fly, if he had a choice. Randy was an avid reader, usually preferring historical and political books. His knowledge of history was formidable and he seemed to be well versed in any era mentioned. He also loved to debate and had strong opinions on almost any subject mentioned., He was predeceased by his grandparents, James and Evelyn Stanley, Louis and Lucille LaPoint; three uncles, Gale LaPoint, Delbert Stanley and James H. Stanley., Randy is survived by his parents, Jack and RuthAnn LaPoint, of Mill Creek, WA; his sister, Jacqueline LaPoint; and her daughter, Paige, of Lake Stevens, WA. Special mention must go to his pal, Baron, his miniature pinscher., A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th Street SE, Mill Creek, Washington 98012., Contributions in his honor may be made to, Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Raymond W. Bassett

Raymond W. Bassett CWO2 Raymond W. Bassett Retired Army, born to Lucille Kuyoth and Warren Bassett on 9/8/33 in Chicago, Il. Passed away peacefully in Tacoma on 4/21/11. He is now reunited with the love of his life, his wife Rainey who passed away 20 years ago. He is survived by two daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and his sister. Rosary will be recited 5:00 PM Wed. 5/4/11 at the Piper-Morley-Mellinger Funeral Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2:00 PM Thurs. 5/5/11 at Visitation Catholic Church. Arrangements by Piper-Morley-Mellinger Funeral Home 253-472-3353. www.pipermorley



Richard C. "Augie" Agman

Augie passed away April 26, 2011 from pancreatic cancer. Cancer met it's match with Augie. His passion for life, analysis of buddy's putting woes, a hand of gin rummy with friends, reviews of the Cougar's games, sharing memories with many laughs and pure love of family and friends could not be taken from him until his last breath. Born in Spokane on February 23, 1947, preceded in death by his parents Egnar and Leona Agman. Augie was a graduate of John R. Rogers High School, Washington State University and Gonzaga University School of Law. He served his country as an Army Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam. While Augie practiced law in Spokane for over 35 years, friends and clients would say his business was simply that of helping people in need. Payment for services was the least of his concerns. His motivation was the true reward of having people in his life he enjoyed spending time with and who had his love and respect and felt the same for him. Everyone who knew him had a treasured Augie story. He takes with him his thorough knowledge of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, his purchase of a few share's of the Boston Celtics, visits to "reading rooms" world wide and the highs and lows of countless Cougar, Seahawk and Mariner games. Golf was a true passion, but not as much as the people with whom he played the game. At the onset of his cancer, he was offered a trip wherever he wanted for a game of golf, he replied Wandermere, where his friends were. He organized annual golf trips to Kelowna, was a star of "Herbie's" bus trips and various other golf trips. He will leave a huge void in the Wandermere Men's golf group., He is survived by son Zachary T. Agman (Jessica) of Spokane, sister Linda Kuntz (Ray) of Libby, MT., girlfriend Lisa Frankel (son Cameron), niece Kelli Harrison and family of Missoula and nephew Joel Sather and family of Noxon, stepdaughters Autumn and Casey. Augie had a very special, long time friend and office manager, Kathy Lindsey., Per Augie's request, no service is planned, but at a later date, a celebration of his life will be held at Wandermere Golf Club. Thanks to Hospice of Spokane and the VA Hospice for their loving care of Augie. Any contributions can be made to these two agencies.



Richard Douglas "Dick" Shabro

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Richard H. Harvey

Richard H. Harvey, age 83, passed away April 26, 2011 in Bellingham. He was born October 2, 1927 in Palo Alto, CA to Frank and Margaret Harvey. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46. He married Cecilia Lomonte on January 17, 1959 in Palo Alto. Richard was raised in Palo Alto, lived for 20 years in Houston, TX, and retired to Bellingham in 1987. Richard was a passionate weaver and is known mainly for his scarves. He has been an active member of the Whatcom Weaver's Guild and has won awards at the Lynden Fair. He also enjoyed gardening and playing bridge. Richard has been a faithful member of Garden Street United Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruth and brothers Paul and Phillip. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Cecilia, daughter Joan (Roy) Blackburn and their sons Kyle and Chris, daughter Julie Harvey, son Mark Harvey, sister Grace Eaton, son-in-heart Paul Eron and many loving friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Garden Street United Methodist Elevator Fund. A Celebration of Richard's life will be held at Garden Street United Methodist on Mon., May 2nd at 2 PM. You may share memories with the family at



Richard Neal Brown

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



Robert (Terry) Rawls

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Robert D. Mueller

Another, Veteran Hero has passed away... Robert D. Mueller died on April 18, 2011 at his home in Spokane Valley, WA, surrounded by family. Born August 22, 1924, he was the son of Lovernia and Otto Mueller, early Spokane pioneers. Bob was a greater Spokane area resident his whole life, graduating from Lewis & Clark HS in 1943. Bob worked numerous jobs as a teenager, saving his earnings to purchase a Model T Ford, his first of many vehicles... prior to his death he wrote down each one, totaling 42. Wanting to be of service to his country, upon HS graduation, he enlisted into the Navy. However, an unfortunate quirk in the induction process, Bob was assigned into the Army. Following basic training at Ft. Worth, TX and advanced training in Hawaii, he was destined to participate in the Invasion of Saipan. At the young age of 18, his superior marksmanship afforded him the position of 1st machine gunner on the frontlines. The battles were fierce and he was seriously wounded. After a lengthy recuperation in Hawaii, he returned home with the distinguished, Medal and the Oak Leaf Cluster, among others. Upon his return, he quickly found employment. His first job as a diver's tender. Completion of that work, he was employed to drive a semi-truck hauling lumber. His employer, Bill Hamilton and childhood friend, married to Eleanor and father of two children, John and Patty. Fall 1947, a horrific hunting accident occurred claiming the lives of Bill and a cousin. Bob continued to drive the truck for Eleanor, however, the work was seasonal. He sought employment with his aunt who owned a plumbing shop in Spokane. Over the years, Bob remained close to Eleanor and her children. Their friendship turned into courtship, uniting them in marriage in 1952. He eventually began his own business, Mueller Plumbing and Heating. His business thrived because of his honesty and quality workmanship; several building contractors would only use him. As the business grew, so did his family, Robert and Janet. Bob also had a few acres in which he raised beef for the family and sold at market. Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He and his two sons became involved with scouting. He loved the outdoors and mentoring young boys. It came as no surprise that he was asked to become Scoutmaster for the group, and eventually won the award of Scoutmaster of the Week. He shared his enjoyment of the outdoors with his family and friends. He loved camping, fishing, boating and pinochle parties... In retirement, Bob and Eleanor bought a motorhome where they travelled extensively. Bob could do just about anything with his hands. No task was too large for him; from woodworking, building projects, to making teddy bears and quilts for the great-grandkids and his girls. Bob's greatest joy was his family and his quiet worship of the Lord. He was always donating time, skills, and labor to countless family, friends, his churches, and the Valley Heritage Museum. Bob is survived by his children John (Susie) Hamilton, Robert Mueller, Pat (Ross) Casey, and Janet (Larry) Hall; companion Peggy Taylor, brothers Gale (Bonnie) and Garry "Bill" (Jan) Mueller, sister Alma Clark, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Sadie C. Cooney and Betty Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor and great-grandson Griffin Schellhaas. The family would like to thank The Heart Clinic, Dr. Lessmeier, Jan, Dave and Larry, The VA and Hospice of Spokane, Shelli his nurse., Services will be held Friday May 6 at 12 Noon at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. Memorials may be made to, or Hospice of Spokane.



Robert J. Diemert

Robert J. DIEMERT June 26, 1924 ~ April 24, 2011 Robert J. Diemert "Bob" was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Robert James Joseph Diemert and Jeannette Clara Dickson. He spent his early childhood in Fargo, North Dakota, graduating from Sacred Heart high school in 1942, where he was captain of the all-state football team. Shortly after graduation he was enlisted in WWII where he spent the next 3 years. He attended Seattle University on the GI bill, and graduated with honors. Bob went on to successfully partner a Seattle based brokerage firm, the Terry-Diemert Company, which remained in business for over 30 years. It was there that he met his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Joan Delores Slabaugh. They were married on May 28, 1955. The couple had two daughters, Diane and Denise. Bob was an active member of his community. He was a Seafair Clown named I.O.U. in the 60's and 70's. He was also involved with the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Bob's favorite pastimes involved their family boat; salmon fishing in the Puget Sound and boating and camping in Desolation Sound B.C. with family and friends. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; and is survived by his two daughters Diane and Denise, his grandchildren Andrea, Allison, Julia, Adam, Jeffrey and Amanda, and by his great-grandson Owen. A special thanks to Bob's family, friends, neighbors and caregivers who offered so much love and support over the years. Also, to Evergreen Hospice, who's support was invaluable. His service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:00am at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 10051 NE 195th St. Bothell, WA 98011, (425) 483-9400. Remembrances to Evergreen Hospice, - Evergreen Foundation-make a gift-designation: Hospice Services.



Robert O'Callahan

Robert Emmett O'Callahan of Marysville died peacefully in his sleep Monday, April 25, with family by his side., He was born January 10, 1920, to Edward and Florence O'Callahan, the fourth of their six children. He grew up in Chicago, attended parochial schools and enjoyed sports, especially golf. He filled shelves with the trophies he won in tournaments., In 1949, Bob married Mary Gaughan, also of Chicago. They had seven children: Robert, Patrick, Kathleen (Bonney), Thomas, Dennis, Deirdre (Thomason) and Denise (Hall). Bob was devoted to his children and grandchildren; he enjoyed family trips, coaching and cheering from the sidelines., He was preceded in death by Mary; his son, Robert; and a granddaughter, Bryn., Survivors include his brother, William; sister, Patricia Buckley; Robert's widow, Anne; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., Bob joined the U.S., Air Corps at the outset of, . During the war, he controlled military air traffic at bases in Europe, often helping pilots land under emergency conditions., He came home to graduate from Loyola University in Chicago; he subsequently worked as a civilian air traffic controller and civil defense communications specialist., He served for years as the federal regional warning and communication officer for the Pacific Northwest, a capacity in which he developed 911 dispatch systems and disaster warning plans., After retirement in 1979, Bob tutored schoolchildren, was appointed by Gov. Booth Gardner to the Washington State Council on Aging, and also served with the Snohomish Council on Aging. He chaired the North Snohomish County Democrats, was active in his parish, and belonged to the Society of Airway Pioneers, the Knights of Columbus and the Irish Heritage Club., A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marysville at 9 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2011., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. Mary's at 4200 88th St. N.E., Marysville, WA, 98270.



Robert Shields Clark

Robert Shields CLARK of Olympia passed away April 21 surrounded by his family. He was born April 1, 1916 in Glenrose, Washington to Robert and Estelle Clark. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Zella Robert is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Carla ; sister, Ella Asimus, Children, Maury Clark, Sheila Clark, Joel Clark and Candace Peck , Carla's 4 children plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, June and brother, Joseph. At his request, there will be no ceremony. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army.



Romae Louise Sargent

Romae was born in Havre, Montana, to Victor and Rowena Sargent. Soon afterwards, the Sargent family moved to Choteau, Montana. Romae graduated from Choteau High School with the class of 1969, and the Sargent family moved to Spokane. Romae attended Washington State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Education. She completed additional studies in Special Education. A dedicated teacher, Romae served at schools in Idaho, Utah and Yakima, Washington. Mostly she taught students in younger grades, working with children with special learning challenges in pre-school, kindergarten, and early grades. An active member of Girl Scouting for 48 years, Romae was passionate about developing next generations of girls into healthy individuals and civic leaders. She served as a counselor, role-model, and mentor for hundreds of girls and young women. Romae will be remembered as an unwavering advocate, wise counselor, and generous friend. She embodied the spirit of compassion and service. To her, there were no such things as "invisible people." She worked tirelessly on intervention, education, and prevention of abuse for nearly 40 years. Romae participated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Selah, Washington, and played flute for both English- and Spanish-speaking worship services. Memorial services and a funeral mass were held there April 14 and 15, and her ashes were interred April 16 at Calvary Cemetery in Yakima. Romae's father, Victor, passed away in 1987. Romae is survived by her mother, Rowena Sargent (Spokane, WA), brothers Lance (Anchorage, AK) and Brad (Novato, CA), former husband Bill Monroe (Camano Island, WA), and their daughter Melissa (San Diego, CA). She also leaves behind her godchildren -" all "children of the heart" -" Gary and Eva Obernolte; Jacobie Downing; Kem, Israel, Jerome, and Michael Davis; Adriana Bermudez; and Jose Cardenas. Donations in her honor can be made to West Valley Dollars for Scholars, c/o Yakima Federal Savings and Loan, 7105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98908, or to Girl Scouts, Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho, 1404 N. Ash Street, Spokane, WA 99201.



Ronald A. "Ron" Jackson

Ron fought a valiant 14 year battle against Parkinson's Disease, which ended Thursday evening, April 28. Born in Oakland California, he lived in Spokane Valley for 55 years., Ron played professional baseball for several years including the Spokane Indians in 1956. His double-play record still stands. His baseball career was interrupted by the, where he was a decorated combat veteran. Ron coached American Legion baseball for 24 years. He assistant coached at EWU and spent several years coaching the little guys with wife Sally., He was a scout master for 13 years, played recreation league basketball and softball until age 70, raced horses at Playfair, built and owned the Jackson Hole Tavern, and taught swimming with Sally when he retired from driving/delivering for Wonder Bread. Ron was a life-long democrat who ran for the State Legislator., Ron is survived by Sally, his loving wife of nearly 56 years; his treasured sons Rick, Mick, Tim, Andy, and Casey; his beloved daughters Debby Hollinsworth and Sally Jo Amundson; and his 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren are his pride and joy. Watching their sports and activities, as well as those of his much loved 55 nieces, nephews, great and great-great, gave him absolute joy., Ron was "Papa" to so very very many, among them his pinochle group, his little Julie, Kay McGlocklin and her boys, the Bagwell clan, and numerous foster kids. If friends are a sign of wealth, Ron Jackson was the richest man in Spokane., His memorial will be held at the Spokane Indian's Avista Stadium, Thursday, May 5th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ron's name to the Spokane Valley Girls Softball League.



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 Elizabeth Blake "Blossom" Hammond

Ruth Elizabeth "Blossom" Blake Hammond, 95, passed peaceably into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 12, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington., Blossom was born December 11, 1915 in Barry, Illinois to Ernest Otto and Mary Gertrude (Potter) Blake. Blossom was married to Michael Glen Hammond from 1941 through 1971. Together they had five children, Michael, Steve, Mari Edgekoski - Hammond, Sharon Wandler and Tom Hammond-Doel., Blossom is survived by her sister, Sara Catherine Blake; two sons, Steve and Tom; two daughters, Mari and Sharon; a son-in-law, Steve Wandler; two daughters-in-law, Gail Hammond and Deb Doel-Hammond; nephews, Larry, Robert, John and Daniel DeWitt; nieces, Linda Patience and Sandra Slusher; six grandchildren, Joel Hammond, Janel Hammond, Eric Hammond, Rene'e Cummings, Noah Conrad and Keenan Conrad; and three great-grandchildren, Caden Cummings, Cayden Conrad and Miyora Hammond., She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Clyde Dewitt; son, Michael; and son-in-law, Gary Edgekoski. She is and will be deeply missed., Blossom moved to Bellingham, Washington from Quincy, Illinois in 1945 and then to Everett in 1947, where she resided most of her life. In 1972 she lived in Napa, California for one year. She was an avid poet published in multiple books of poetry, a long time member of the Catholic Daughters of America and a member of many community associations. Over the past 30 years Blossom hand-made hundreds of baby blankets and assembled layettes donated to Pregnancy Aide and Catholic Community Services., She was quite witty and had a good sense of humor to the very end. Blossom always stayed abreast of current events in the political world and was vigilant in warning of trends she saw. Blossom also did a stint as Republican Precinct Committeewoman. This was always interesting in the Hammond household as her ex-husband Mike was the Democratic Precinct Committeeman sparking many a lively debate., A memorial mass will be officiated by Father Bryan Hersey and Father Ron Knudsen at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2509 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201. A reception will follow immediately after the mass at Matte Hall next to the church. All who knew Blossom are welcome to come and share in this last public celebration of her life., Blossom: Steadfast, humorous, loving., You may also visit her memorial website where you may leave your sentiments at



Ruth Margaret Bugge

Ruth Margaret BUGGE Born on July 22, 1917 and died at the age of 93 on April 24, 2011. She was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants and a life long resident of Ballard. After graduating from Ballard High in 1935, she attended Business College and worked as a secretary/stenographer. She married her beloved husband Ivar in 1942. World War II separated them for four years after being married for only three weeks. When Ivar returned from Army Service in 1946, they settled into their Ballard home on Dibble Avenue where she lived until 2007. She was blessed to come to know so many wonderful neighbors and to watch three generations of children grow up on Dibble. She lived her final years at Home Sweet Home, an adult family home, in Lake City. Patience was Ruth's middle name. She possessed a warm and generous heart, was the best of listeners and always thought of other's needs before her own. Her children and grandchildren were the joy and delight of her life. She was a dedicated homemaker and steadfast police officer's wife. An accomplished baker and an encyclopedia of gardening information, her cookies were legendary and her flower gardens a showpiece of gorgeous bloom from early spring to late fall. She had a green thumb for growing African violets and starting tomatoes. And she shared everything from the heart with family and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Ole and Tillie Knutsen, husband Ivar Bugge, siblings Alice Munsell and Lawrence Knutsen; two grandchildren Harald and Laura Brito-Bugge and dearest friend and sister-in-law, Mary Bugge. She is survived by her children, John (Emelia Britol) and Irene (Robin Maercklein), grandchildren Derek and Sarah Brito-Bugge; sisters-in-law Sophie Borden and Patricia Bugge; nieces and nephews including Nancy Ermert, Julie Millet, and Richard Munsell. The family would like to thank Mary Sittna and her dedicated staff at Home Sweet Home for the loving care they provided to Ruth. Her staff, the HSH residents and their families have become extended family including: Kathleen and Karen England; Gustiva Cartony, Evelyn Adkins, Linda Lisboa and her angel, Cris Maryhill. Heartfelt appreciation is also extended to the Providence Hospital Hospice Team who guided and supported all of us through Ruth's inspirational transition. Services will be held at the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA on Monday, May 2 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, 317 3rd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104-2620 or to a charity of your choice.



Sandra Lynn Mason

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Sandra R. Sanchez

Entered into rest on April 27, 2011 at her home in Spokane. She was born in Burbank, California to parents Thomas and Ralphaeline Mazzaro on June 12, 1943. Sandra graduated from Canoga Park High School in Canoga Park, CA in 1961 and attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA. She and husband Frank, have made Spokane their home for the past 15 years. Sandra worked as a Pension Specialist processing fund disbursements for Principal Financial in Spokane until her retirement in 2004. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Frank; children, Cindy Ehrlich, Marc Gray, Lorraine Gray, and Seth Ehrlich; grandchildren, Micaiah Gray, Jessa Gray, Caeley Ehrlich, and Cameron Ehrlich; great grandchild, Cambria Gray; and great aunt, Anna Capps. Visitation will be held at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4305 N. Division, Spokane on Monday, May 2, 2011 from 9:00AM - 8:00PM. Online guest book at



Sherry A. Edwards

Sherry A. Edwards, age 58, of Camano Island, WA went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Born in Bellingham, WA on July 18, 1952 to Glen and Alice (Lyons) Utecht, Sherry grew up in the Everson area and was a 1971 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School. Her mothering nature touched the lives of all who knew her. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family camping. Sherry attended Christ the King Church. On July 10, 1993 Sherry married Mark Edwards in Blaine at Peace Arch Park. Preceded in death by her father, Glen Utecht; aunt Velva Deide and grandmother, Lyda Lyons; Sherry is survived by her loving husband, Mark; daughters Terri (Jon) DeYoung, Angie Frakes, Kelly Frakes and Breana Edwards; grandchildren Payton and Logan DeYoung; mother, Alice Utecht; brothers, Jimmy and Kenny Utecht; sisters, Linda (Ron) Magnason, Cathy (Randy) Davis and Karen (Glen) Blankers and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by father and mother-in-law, Michael and Anne Edwards. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, May 2, 1:00 pm at Nooksack Cemetery on Breckenridge Road in Nooksack. Memorials in Sherry's name are suggested to a memorial fund in her name established at Wells Fargo Bank; deposit only account 2324973912. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



Susie Milholland

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Tad "Eric" Kullberg

Tad Eric Kullberg, 46, passed away on April 22, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. Eric was born Dec. 18, 1964 in Vancouver, WA. He graduated from Washougal High School in 1983., After high school he attended Clark College and then served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He moved to Payson, AZ in 2001 and then to Scottsdale, AZ to attend Scottsdale Community College. He most recently worked as a Department Manager at Lowe's., Eric loved to fish with his dog "Brandy." He enjoyed playing football, starting in high school and even playing for a short time in a semi-pro league. His hobbies included leading rafting trips with his father, hiking and traveling. He had a love for books, searching through thrift shops, writing and playing the guitar., Eric was a very kind and gentle man that was liked by anyone who met him. Eric is survived by his mother, Alice Kullberg of Payson, AZ; father, Merle Kullberg of Vancouver, WA; brother, Kurt Kullberg of Vancouver, WA; sister, Pam Jones of Battle Ground, WA; five nephews ; one niece; five step-brothers; and one step-sister., A viewing will be held Tues., May 3rd, 12 - 7:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Graveside service will be Wed., May 4th, 2:00 p.m. - followed by a gathering at his sister's house (360)-666-8609., Please sign Eric's guest book at:



Thelma Carlson

Thelma was a long-time and very active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She was an original member of the Friendship Quilters at Gloria Dei, and she made several beautiful quilts over the years for her children and grandchildren. She was especially proud of the Flower Garden quilt she made herself, all by hand. She was a sports fan, and she enjoyed every chance she got to watch her grandchildren play in their events. She was also proud of her Norwegian heritage. She had fond memories of the two trips she made to Norway and Sweden to visit relatives in 1974 and 1992.



Veda Marie Tandy

Veda M. Tandy died on April 26, 2011 in Vancouver, WA, at the age of 91. She was born on April 25, 1920 in Camas, WA to Paul and Della Rainey. She graduated from Washougal High School in 1938., Veda worked in Real Estate for many years., She was also an accomplished homemaker and always had time for a game of cards or dice., Veda was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Tandy, to whom she was married for over 56 years. Together they raised three children; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Kane (who was killed in WWII); her granddaughter, Kimberly; her brothers, Donald Rainey and Kenneth Rainey; and sister, Leola Hill Scott., Veda is survived by her daughter, Nicola Kane Brood of Vancouver; her two sons, Duane (Joan) Tandy of Lake Tapps, WA and Brian (Susan) Tandy of Vancouver; sisters, June Rainey of Vancouver and Barbara (Paul) Runyan of Camas; brother, Lauren (Mary Lou) Rainey of Beaverton, OR; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., A graveside service will be held on Sat., May 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the Camas Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the Washougal Community Center., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice or Hospice Southwest, PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668., Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Ashley Inn and Hospice Southwest for the wonderful care given to Veda during her extended illness., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



Verlyn "Buzz" McGrath

Buzz McGrath was born in Whitefish, MT on April 7, 1950 to parents Bette Jeanne McGrath and Alvin McGrath., He graduated from Edmonds High School in 1968 and went on to graduate from Central Washington University with a Bachelors in Accounting. He was a cabinet maker for 20 years. Buzz was also a General Contractor and went on to build many homes, including his own, with the help of his high school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, Sharon (Davis) McGrath. Buzz also worked for Boeing as a Cost Accountant., Buzz McGrath had many hobbies and interests, he was a voracious reader, and loved sailing, canoeing, long walks, ballroom dancing, and spending time with his family. Buzz was adored by his grandchildren, and he adored them just as much., Buzz McGrath is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Bron; and daughter-in-law, Heidi; grandchildren, Ashton and Jayla; and sister, Wylene (McGrath) McHolland., Buzz had a heart transplant on August 24, 1999. Twelve years later, Buzz lost his battle to large B Cell Lymphatic cancer after enduring ten long months of chemotherapy on April 8, 2011, one day after his 61st birthday. Buzz was an inspiring soul, loving friend to all, his humor and quick with will be deeply missed., A Memorial Service will be held at Maple Park Lutheran Brethren Church, 17620 60th Avenue W, Lynnwood, WA 98037 on May 7, 2011 at 11:00 am.



Veronica Rose Feeney

Veronica Rose FEENEY (Ronnie) Born May 30th, 1923 in Seattle, WA. Passed away April 28th, 2011 at the age of 87, She is preceded in death by her husband Patrick L. Feeney. Ronnie leaves behind 7 Children, 12 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Viewing will be held at Howden- Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle on Sunday May 1st. from 12 to 4. Services will be Monday, May 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle. Please sign our online guest book at



Virginia A. Cox

Virginia A. Cox, age 57, passed away April 27, 2011 at home in Vancouver, WA. She was born on Oct. 26, 1953 in Vancouver, WA., A visitation will be on Tues., May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Straub's Funeral Home in Camas, WA. The funeral Mass will be on Wed., May 4 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Vancouver., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book visit, or



Virginia Lee Wolff "Teen" Breckner

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July 2, 1945 ~ March 24, 2011, Surrounded by his loving family, Wes went home to his Lord on March 24, 2011. He was born and raised in Everett, WA, attended Everett schools and graduated from Everett High School in 1964., Wes was a phenomenal artist and an accomplished musician, at times playing lead guitar, but his main love was the drums. He worked with several northwest bands, and also formed bands of his own throughout the years (TIMBER, MUDDY WATER, and S.O.S.). He also toured in Washington, Canada, and Alaska., Wes worked for a while as a draftsman for the Boeing Company, and later in their Wire Shop. He later worked as a supervisor for Northwest Center at Naval Station Everett., Wes and his wife, Karen, moved to Concrete, WA in 2006, where he retired and began creating beautiful and unique items from recycled wood. He referred to his woodshop as his "playpen", and spent many happy hours crafting wonderful things., Wes and Karen began attending Community Bible Church in Concrete in 2007. In August of 2008 Wes was baptized., Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Sieaetta, and his brother Ted. He is survived by his best friend, wife and soulmate Karen; two children, Alicia Love of Marysville, WA, Frederick Wallace of Victoria, TX; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Jarek, Nicholas, Jacob, Kurtis, Zachary, Tiva, and Prudence; brothers-in-law Roddy Howard of Concrete, WA, Harold (Sara) Preston of Kennewick, WA, sister-in-law Cheryl (Larry) McNulty of Mt. Vernon, WA, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many friends., Wes was a bright light to all who knew him. We will miss his smile, laughter, fantastic sense of humor, his music and artistic creations, those sparkling crystal-blue eyes, but most of all the totally unconditional love that he gave to his wife, his family, and his many friends. Rest in God's perfect peace. You are, and will always be, greatly loved., There will be a Celebration of Life at the family home in Concrete on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 1:00PM. Please come and share your memories of Wes with everyone. The address is: 47794 SR 20, Concrete, WA 98237-9488. Telephone: (425) 876-5243.



Wayne E. Badgley

Passed away April 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA his home Davenport, WA. He is survived by his wife Anna at the home; three children, Buck Badgley, Jenny Cate, John and Barb Badgley all of Davenport, WA; stepdaughter Katherine O'Brien of Spokane, WA; along with 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He has one brother Dale and Marlene Badgley of Wilbur, WA; and two sisters Betty and Bill Fuzzell of Auburn, WA and Nyla and George Dewey of Eagle Point, AK along with numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jeanne in 1994, granddaughter Hailey Brooke Badgley, great-granddaughter Brianna Marie Becker, two brothers Jim and Melvin, two sisters Helen Badgley and Shirley Webb. He was a 35-year member of the Davenport Fire Dept. and 24 years as Fire Chief, member of the WA State Firefighters Assoc., 19 years employee of the Lincoln County Road Dept., US, Veteran and a 1955 Graduate of Davenport High School. Wayne enjoyed fishing, boating, cards and spending time at the family cabin on the Spokane River. He enjoyed remodeling both his home and cabin, but spending time with his family was what was most important to him. Memorial service, Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA with Pastor Jim Stern, Officiating. Memorials may be made to Davenport Fire Dept., POB 267, Davenport, WA 99122 or to the Lincoln County Resource Center, POB 1130 Davenport, WA 99122. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Wayne Lucian Hammon

Passed away April 15, 2011 at Liberty Lake, WA due to complications of Alzheimers. He was born September 11, 1920 to Charles L. and Stella Steele Hammon and raised in Charles City, Iowa, graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1938. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 7, 1939. While stationed at Geiger Field, in Spokane, WA. He met Iona Mottaz, where she was singing with her twin sister at a local night club called The Dutch Mill. Iona and Wayne married on September 14, 1941, in Spokane, WA. She passed away December, 1995., Dad served in World War II, almost three years in the South Pacific Theater, 5th Air Force as a crew chief/mechanic on planes. After WWII, he stayed in the Air Force and was stationed in Victorville, California, Hickham Air Force Base, Oahu, Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, mostly working with Strategic Air Command and B52's. Retiring after 20 years moved to Junction City, Oregon, where he owned and operated a gas station and auto repair shop several years before moving to Waterloo, OR. where he was employed as a millwright. Dad developed a love of antique clocks, was a gifted craftsman working with wood, building several clocks and recreating many colonial pieces of furniture. After his second retirement Mom and Dad moved back to Spokane, WA., Survivors include his son Jerry Hammon, Spokane, WA., daughters Lynne Bronson, Harrisburg, OR., Marilyn Rogers, Pullman, WA., and Glenda Hammon, Portland, OR.; brother Donald Hammon, Alamogordo, NM; grandchildren Tracy Heinrich, Wendy Gilcrist, Wayne Hammon, Shelly Hall, Matt Bronson, Jeff Bronson, Jennifer Hilty-Jones, Jared Rogers, and Jason Rogers, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Wendell Hammon., For further information about location and time of service, please contact Heritage Funeral Home 509-838-8900. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Service Organizations (USO),



William G. "Bill" Lindquist

Left this earth to meet our Lord Sunday, January 2, 2011. He had his family at his side cherishing him and each other. Bill was born January 16, 1932 in Orion, Illinois to Mora and Desyl Lindquist. Bill graduated from high school in Orion where he was recently admitted to the Hall of Fame for his athletic career. He attended the, on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in dentistry. He joined the Navy as a dentist and practiced at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. Bill married Marie Phillips in 1956 and together they moved to Seattle for him to attend orthodontics school at the, . Bill and Marie lived most of their 54 years of marriage in Spokane where he practiced as an orthodontist. They raised three children together. Bill loved to fish and hunt. He was also an accomplished athlete enjoying tennis, golf, biking and handball as an adult. He loved watching his children and grandchildren perform in athletics and music. Bill is survived by his wife, Marie and three children: David (Jill), Susan (Pat DeVries) and Paula (Matt Ihle). Bill had 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Desyl Spivey, and his father, Mora. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place. If attending, please RSVP to:, Memorials may be given to Bill's favorite charities: Meals on Wheels or City Gate Fellowship, 170 S. Madison St. Spokane, WA 99201. Please sign Bill's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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Winona "Nonie" DeLeo

Winona 'Nonie' DeLEO Born November 21, 1914; died peacefully on Holy Saturday, April 23, 2011. Born to Harry Stanton and Jeannette Thorsen in Everett, WA. Married Alfred 'Moon' DeLeo January 26, 1935. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred. Survived by her children, Ann Guise, Rose (Tom) Morris, Michele, Lucky and Ernie DeLeo; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Vigil Service will be Thursday, May 5th, at 7:00 pm at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N 36th St, 98103 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 6th, at 12:00 noon at Christ the King Church, 405 N 117th St., Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Maryknoll Missions, 958 16th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112; or a charity of choice.

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