Monday, May 2, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/02/2011


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 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.



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.



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.



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.



Cesar P. Batingan Jr.

Cesar P. BATINGAN, Jr. Born July 27, 1971 in Philippines. Passed away on April 26, 2011. Survived by wife, Pelita, children, Giselle & Ryan. Public viewing on Thursday, May 5, 10am-8pm at Columbia Funeral Home with Rosary at 7pm at Columbia Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Friday, May 6 at 11am at St. Peters Catholic Church, Seattle. Burial to follow at Holyrood Cemetery. Info:



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.



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.



David Joseph Shore

David Joseph Shore passed away following an extended illness. He was a devoted and treasured husband, father, grandfather, and friend., He was born in Portland, OR on August 14, 1918 to David and Margaret Shore. Immediately following his graduation from the, in 1942, he married his high school sweetheart, Harriet Bryant. After a brief period of travel with the military, they settled in Seattle in 1946. They had four children. In 1955, they moved to Mukilteo where they lived in the family home until 1979. Upon retirement, Decatur Island became home for ten years, where they shared the joys of island life with family and friends., Dave practiced dentistry for 45 years. He was dedicated to his profession and belonged to several study groups throughout his career ever advancing his dental stills which he so loved., Dave's life was always full of family adventures which included extensive skiing, sailing on the Shor-e-nuff, camping and fishing trips and golf. He was very active at the Everett Golf and Country Club. From being a past president of the Washington State Golf Association to being recognized in 2008 with a perpetual trophy established in recognition to his putting expertise (and luck). These are examples of his love for golf and the associated fellowship., Dave was preceded in death by the love of his life and best friend, Harriet. He leaves behind a loving family: his children, Peg Hollandsworth, Betty (Neil) Martinson, Dave (Blake) Shore and Bill (Julie) Shore; grandchildren, Jodie Bisenius, Karl, Paul and Peter Martinson, Brennan and Cassidy Shore and Amanda and Alex Shore; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Bisenius. He also leaves his lifelong friend and business partner, George (Amy) Youngstrom; and extended family, Sharon (Bob) Richer, Sean (Mary Ann) Edwards and Greta, Elizabeth (Jen) Moran and Ashley, Ellie, Peyton, Ryan and Quincy., Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy.



David L. Cunningham

David L. CUNNINGHAM Born 11/16/19. Died 4/23/11 Funeral Service at Washelli Chapel at 1:00 pm on Sat 5/7/11. Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 



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



Death Notice - Debra Moore

Monday, May 2, 2011 6:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 26, 1963 - April 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Edward Maughan

Monday, May 2, 2011 6:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 26, 1922 - April 30, 2011 



Death Notice - Ellen McCartney

Monday, May 2, 2011 6:31 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 22, 1912 - May 2, 2011 



Death Notice - James Klein, Sr.

Monday, May 2, 2011 6:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 22, 1921 - May 1, 2011 



Death Notice - John Brownell

Monday, May 2, 2011 6:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 13, 1919 - May 1, 2011 



Denise Christine Monjaraz

Monday, May 2, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Our loving mother Denise Christine Monjaraz, 52, went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2011. She was born on November 21, 1958 to David (Chico) Monjaraz, Sr. and Esther Harrison. Our beloved Denise journeyed to the Cre



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.



Dorothy L. Brollier

Monday, May 2, 2011 2:00 PM 

Dorothy L. Brollier, 96, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away April 29, 2011. She was born on June 18, 1914. Her parents were Leslie and Lucretia Kingwell of Wenatchee, WA. During her school years, she attended first through eighth grade in Monitor, WA. She attended Wenatchee High School, graduating in 1932.



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.



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.



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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Ernest John Dantini Sr.

Ernest John DANTINI, Sr. December 31, 1921 - April 21, 2011 In loving memory of Ernie who passed away to meet our Heavenly Father. Your spirit will live in our hearts forever. Born in Leominster, Massachusetts to parents Ettore and Katherine Dantini, he proudly served the U.S. Navy during WW II as Corpsman 1st Class attached to the 1st Marines during initial landing and battles at Guadalcanal. After military service, he married Florence Duken of Sargeant, Minnesota. They moved to Seattle in 1949 and raised their children in Bellevue. He loved his family first and foremost and everyone loved Ernie. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Huskies, Mariners and Red Sox. He delighted in cooking and serving his delicious homemade Italian foods to friends and family. He had a passion for big band era music, bowling, crosswords and fishing.Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Florence, their two sons Ernie Jr. and Robert Dantini, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother Henry Dantini of Sarasota, Fl. and sister Linda Papich of Escondido, Ca. Memorial service will be held at Noon, Friday May 6th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church Chapel (12600 84th Ave. NE Kirkland). Reception will follow.



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.



Frank Schwantes

Monday, May 2, 2011 2:00 PM 

Frank Schwantes was born November 24, 1925, on a farm in Spencer, WI, to father, George Schwantes and mother, Louise Schwantes. He was the eighth out of ten children. He attended school in a rural, one-room schoolhouse. As a boy, he would go to school early in the winter and start the fire in the wood stove to earn extra money.



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.



Henry "Tom" McCown

Henry "Tom" McCown (age 69), passed away after a short illness on April 26, 2011. 



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.



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.



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.



Mae Burman

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Michael Angel Hernandez

Michael's presence is survived by his mother Teresa Hernandez, his step father Armando Chavez, and his siblings Linda, Pedro, Stephanie, Christian, and Erma, and Armando Chavez Jr; whom currently reside in Pasco, also by his 26 aunts and uncles and 71 cousins and 54 second cousins., Michael Angel Hernandez is preceded in death by his grandparents, Santos Hernandez Estrada and Maria Teresa Hernandez. Michael, we will never forget your smile, your laugh, the way you talked, and the way you loved. You are our angel now and we know you will be watching us from Heaven as you did on earth. We will never forget the times that we've shared. God will never put something in our paths that He knows we won't be able to handle. We love you Michael Angel Hernandez, REST IN PEACE 4/14/1990-4/23/2011. Flowers arranged and provided by Pasco High School Flower Shop. Thank You and God Bless Everyone.



Mildred Jeanette Sanders

Mildred Jeanette Krahmer SANDERS Mildred Jeanette Krahmer Sanders, 90, Seattle, Washington, died April 6, 2011. She was born January 23, 1921 in Blooming, Oregon, the daughter of Albert Emil Krahmer and Helen Anna Pfahl Krahmer. She was born on the family homestead home built by her grandparents Charles and Lily Krahmer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Blooming, Oregon. Mildred graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1938 and received her BA from Linfield College in 1942. She worked at the First National Bank of Portland Oregon until her marriage. On June 6, 1944, she married a handsome young Navy officer, William C. Sanders at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Blooming, Oregon. The couple lived in Seattle starting in the mid-1940's in the Renton area. While William Sanders worked as an aerospace engineer and executive at Boeing Company, Mildred took a position at Boeing Company as the Librarian/Manager of the Boeing Engineering Library and held this position until William's retirement in 1986. They had been members of Beacon Hill Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. Mildred and Bill enjoyed dozens of trips around the world including freighter travel and 13 around the world cruises. She also enjoyed gourmet cooking and gardening including her beautiful rose garden in Renton. Upon retirement, Mildred and Bill moved from Renton to Alki Beach in West Seattle where they enjoyed a skyline view of the City of Seattle and the Seattle Harbor where she enjoyed the daily movement of cruise ships and freighters. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Sanders on September 28, 2002. Survivors include: Her brother, Donald L. Krahmer, Sr. of Portland, Oregon; nephews: Donald L. Krahmer, Jr. and Michael S. Krahmer, both of Portland, Oregon; niece Kriste J. Eros of Cornelius, Oregon; grandnephews Zachary J. Krahmer of Washington, D.C. and Nicholas Eros of Cornelius, Oregon and grandnieces Hillary E. Krahmer of Boston, Massachusetts and Katie Eros of Cornelius, Oregon. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church located at 4040 Sunset Drive in Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Pastor Bob Sanders and Father Richard H. Ganz, SJ will be officiating at the service. A reception will follow at the Lake Oswego Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR 97034. A private family service was held in early April at Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary in Portland, Oregon and private interment was at Willamette National Cemetery. Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center c/o the Mildred Sanders Fund, c/o OHSU Foundation, 1121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205-2021.



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.



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.



Ray A. Peterson

Ray A. PETERSON Ray A. Peterson, 93, of Bellevue, Washington, passed on Monday, April 25, 2011. He was born April 27, 1917 at Grass Range, Montana to Mabel and Albert Peterson. Ray gradu ated from Fergus County High School in Lewistown Montana in 1935, attended Montana State Uni versity, and later attended and graduated from The University of Washington. As a communications officer with the 15th Infantry Regiment, Ray participated in the World War II invasion of North Africa. The Petersons moved to Bellevue in 1954. His wife and best friend Betty preceded him in death in 1989; his father moved to Bellevue a year later (at age 100) and lived to age 103. Ray is survived by his son, Eric Ray Peterson, Eric's spouse, Marjie, and their children Aimee Ishikawa, Kelsey Peterson and Nicholas Peterson, and by his son Steven Mascar Peterson, and Steve's children Evan Peterson and Joanne Peterson. He has one great-grandchild, Leila Ishikawa. A memorial / celebration service for Ray - one of the world's truly nice, honest and loyal people - will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 7th at Eric Peterson's home, 2121 Blarney Place SE, Bellevue, Washington.



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 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 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.



Roland "Red" Thomas

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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



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; brother, Michael Mazzaro; grandchildren, Micaiah Gray, Jessa Gray, Caeley Ehrlich, and Cameron Ehrlich; great-grandchild, Cambria Gray; and great aunt, Anna Capps. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA assisting the family. Online guest book at



Shirley C. Scheeler

Shirley was born on February 28, 1934 in Vancouver B.C. to Frank and Jenny Phillips. She graduated from nursing school in Vancouver and became a Psychiatric Nurse. On February 16, 1957 she married Richard Scheeler in Lind, WA and moved to Spokane. She continued nursing in Spokane until she was diagnosed with M.S. in the early 1970's. Shirley enjoyed the family lake place at Loon Lake, WA for many years. She also enjoyed reading, birds, crocheting, and was a very devout Christian and very active in church activities. Shirley led many weekly bible studies and was truly a witness to her many close friends in her church family. She always maintained a great strength, positive attitude and an unwavering faith in her God throughout her entire life. She is survived by her daughter Allison McKenzie and grandson Darren McKenzie both of Spokane, WA, numerous relatives in Spokane and outlying areas as well as British Columbia and son Brian Scheeler. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Richard Scheeler in 1987 and her sister Carol Young of Courtenay, B.C. in 2010. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Joseph's care facility for their warmth, kindness and compassion. Special thanks go to Barb, Molly, Katie and Reid. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00PM at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 4320 S. Conklin, Spokane, WA 99203. Please join us in celebration of Shirley's life and her homecoming into God's hands. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Shirley's name to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.




Terry L. Potter passed away on April 28, 2011, at age 64 after a long battle with lung disease. He was born to Charles and Charlene (Buddy) Potter in December 1946 in Ketchikan, AK, but moved to Skagit County in 1947., Terry was active in wrestling and football while attending Sedro Woolley High School. He graduated in 1965. After high school he attended Skagit Valley College and took some computer classes, then began working for his dad in the cedar shake business. During his last few years with Clear Shake, Terry supervised helicopter logging to salvage cedar blocks. When the mill closed, he attended Winona School of Professional Portrait Photography in Chicago, IL. He worked for Dwain Mason Studio as a professional photographer, and owned the studio for several years. A change of career found him working as a mobile home repairman for Coach Corral in Burlington, and then as an independent contractor repairing mobile homes until his retirement due to ill health in 2004., Terry was a family man who took great pleasure in spending time with his family and friends. In his younger years, he enjoyed trail riding, fishing, duck and deer hunting, and building wood furniture. Terry enjoyed playing hand drums, taking and printing photos, and vintage airplanes., Terry married Sandra Leckenby in August, 1971., Terry is survived by his father, Chuck Potter, his wife Sandy and two daughters, Sally Potter Mulcahy and her husband Frank currently of Connecticut, and Katherine (Kate) Potter Stewart and her husband Matt of Ferndale. He has three grandchildren: Riley Mulcahy, Frank Mulcahy, and Abraham Stewart; two sisters, Jolene and her husband Dennis Berry of Walla Walla, WA, and Becky Potter of Sedro Woolley, mother-in-law Marilynn Leckenby, brother-in-law Steve Leckenby and his wife Tracy, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews., Cremation Services were provided by Kern Funeral Home. A celebration of Terry's life will be held in May, date and location to be determined., In memory of Terry, the family suggests donations to Seattle Children's Hospital, Commemorative Giving, PO Box 5371, Seattle WA 98145-5005 or



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.



Thomas Billingsley

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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 wit 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.



Wanda Young

Monday, May 2, 2011 6:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 26, 2011 



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, 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, , 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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