Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/03/2011


Allie Gayle Fisher

Allie Gayle FISHER Preceded in death by her husband G.O. Fisher. Survived by her sons George D. Fisher and William O. Fisher. Funeral Service, 1:00PM, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Bonney Watson Funeral Home - 1732 Broad way, Seattle.



Alvin Alfred "Al" Giese

Services: May 6, 2011, Post Cemetery, Vancouver, WA at 1:30 p.m., Al is survived by his wife, Doris Ann; sons: James and Kenneth; daughters: Carol Ann Trevarthen and Sharon Lee Russell; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren., Please sign Al's guest book at:



Ambrose A. "Bud" Novak

Ambrose "Bud" Novak, 71, passed away April 27, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He was born in Warren, MN., Bud served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years and retired in 1982 as Senior Chief., He was admired and respected by all who came in contact with him. He was devoted to his wife, his family and friends, and always went out of his way to help wherever he saw a need., Bud loved to travel with his wife and took her all around the states showing her places she had never been. Throughout the years, he liked to hunt and fish, and fishing became his passion. He also collected exotic woods and turned beautiful bowls that are treasured by family and friends., Bud is survived by his wife, Alicia; two sisters, Darlene (Jim) Fine and Mary (Rodney) O'Clair in ND; and brother, Dick Novak in MT. He has two step-children, Jimmy (Krissy) Schaberg and Tami (Jason) Martin; four grandchildren: Jessica, Bryanna, Ali and Brayden Schaberg; and many more family and friends., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011, LifePoint Church, 305 NE 192nd Ave., Vancouver, WA., Please sign the Guest Book at



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.



Arline Cherberg Zadra

Arline Cherberg ZADRA May 22, 1912 ~ April 29, 2011 Arline went peacefully to the Lord at her home on April 29th, 2011 just shy of her 99th birthday. She was a life long resident of Queen Anne hill. Arline laid the cornerstone at Saint Anne's Catholic School and was a parishioner of Saint Anne Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Cherberg and 2nd husband August Zadra. Arline is survived by her daughters Carol Conger(John), Susan Lazar, and Maryanne Matheson (Bill) and her grandchildren Dave, Jim (Suzan), Paul (Mandy) Conger, Carolyn Harvey (Keith), Catherine Scholz (DeRoy), Lisa Lazar Pevey (Mac) and 9 great grandchildren. Arline and her husband Jim owned a restaurant, Cherberg's Broiler, on 5th Ave in downtown Seattle for 40 years. During the summer they enjoyed spending time with relatives in Florida and taking cruises. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas with their children and spouses. Jim died shortly after. Arline had the good fortune to reconnect with August Zadra. Having known each other as children, after both had married and raised their families and both spouses had passed on, Arline and Augie rediscovered each other and married soon after. With that union she gained 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. They shared their strong Catholic faith and each Sunday for many years they took up the collection at Sacred Heart and St Anne churches. Arline loved her family and friends. She had a strong love for animals and had many pets of her own. Her home was open to all. She loved to cook, bake, and have big family dinners on Sundays. The family wishes to give special thanks to Club 24 Senior Living At Home, Roman Asfaw and Suad Abdella for all their years of care, compassion and kindness. They became members of our family. A rosary will be recited for Arline on Weds, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Butterworth-Arthur Wright Chapel on Queen Anne. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thurs, May 5th at 11:30 a.m. at St Anne Catholic Church on Queen Anne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Humane Society, www.seattlehumane.org, 425-373-5382.



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.



Artice McDowell "Mickey" Balcom

Artice McDowell "Mickey" Kowcum Balcom passed away at The Hospice House in Kennewick, WA on April 28, 2011. She was 92 years old. Artice was born on April 19, 1919 in Malad City, ID to Perry Warren and Myrtle Marston. Artice moved to the Camas- Washougal area of Washington when she was 12 years old., She met John Lawrence McDowell and they were blessed with five children., Artice's main occupation was being a homemaker but through the years she helped with the family income by working at various jobs., Artice and John had been married 53 years when John passed away in 1987., She went to the Lupke Senior Center where she was able to resume her love of dancing. She met and married her dancing partner, Phil Kowcum. Phil passed away in 2000 and Artice moved to the Tri-Cities to be closer to family. There she found a new dancing partner in Leonard Balcom. They were married in May of 2001., Artice is survived by her husband, Leonard A. Balcom of West Richland; her daughter, M. Louise Bush of West Richland; her son, John A. McDowell (Charlene) of Yuma, AZ; her daughter, Vicki Thurgood (Marvin) of West Richland, daughter-in-law Judie McDowell of Nevada; son-in-law, Bryce Sillito of Benton City; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great and great, great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, John McDowell; and her husband, Phillip Kocum; her daughter, Linda Sillito; her son, Stephen McDowell; her grandson, Thomas Johnson; her son-in-law, Dick Bush; her sisters, Leatha, Maude, Thelma and Georgia; her brothers, Chuck, Perry and Keith; as well as her parents., Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 1pm at the Washougal LDS Church in Washougal, WA. There will be a viewing from 12:00 to 12:45 prior to the service in the Relief Society Room., Straub's Funeral Home in Camas, WA is in charge of arrangements., Please sign the Guest Book at



Ashley Ann Bergman

It's been ten very long years since the day you were taken so suddenly from us. It's a date that is engrained in our hearts and souls. It seems like forever and yet only yesterday. We long to see your beautiful face, infectious smile, to hear your beautiful and bubbly voice. We've learned so much on this horrible journey. It's too high of a price to pay for such knowledge. Life is just not the same. It never can or will be. We are very different people today, because of you. The hardest part is what others take for granted, daily. Just to see you, to hug you, to look into your eyes and tell you how much we love you; spending time together sharing the simple things in life. Sharing a moment of laughter or sharing a moment of tears. All of this seems to be just out of our reach



Barbara Ann Bersie

Barbara Ann BERSIE Barbara Ann Bersie, R.N., of Kent, Washington, died April 26th. Survived by her husband of 51 years, the Rev. R.B. Bersie; daughters Kristi (Larry) and Kari (Dan); and four grandchildren (the Fabulous Four). Services will be held Saturday, May 7, 11:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Kent.



Breana McCandlis Langon

This day is remembered and quietly kept, we will always remember you, we will never forget, for those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Every day a memory you helped create is cherished even more.



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: www.ColumbiaFuneralHome.com



Charles H. McDonald III

Charles H. McDonald, III Charles H. McDonald III, born January 11, 1961, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 with his family at his side. Charlie graduated from Bellarmine Prepatory in 1979 and continued his education at the University of Denver where he was an active member of the SAE Fraternity and graduated with a finance degree. Upon graduation, Charlie began working at Savage Wholesale Building Materials. In his spare time, Charlie enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing, and was an active member and loved golfing at Tacoma Country and Golf Club. Charlie was also a member of the SOYP Ski Club. He is survived by his wife Kim, son Charles IV, daughter Abby, mother Mary Janet, and brothers Peter and Andrew McDonald. He was predeceased by his father, Charles H. McDonald Jr. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10:00 am at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Steilacoom followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. A reception will immediately follow. Family suggests any donations in Charlie's name to the Floyd and Dolores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason Foundation, PO Box 1930, D1-MF, Seattle, WA 98111. Please leave online condolences at




IN LOVING MEMORY:, 7/23/54 ~ 5/03/06, It's been 5 years, we miss and love you., ~Mom, Dad, Rick,, Saundra, Mike, Chaka, Brad, Arenda, Lee, Rosie and special 7 grandchildren



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. 



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



Don E. Duckett

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Dona Mae Wiemann

Dona Mae WIEMANN Passed peacefully on April 27, 2011, at the age of 77. She is survived by her husband Bernie of 58 yrs., 3 children, Judy (Douglas), Larry (Nancy), Lisa (Scott) and 8 Grandchildren. The viewing will take place Friday, May 6th 2011 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Renton WA. A celebration of Dona's life will be held Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Renton WA. The Family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Renton First United Methodist Church, 2201 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056.



Dorothy Alene Gaska

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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.



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.




Elizabeth Nowak, 72, passed away peacefully April 26, 2011 at Everett Providence Hospital in Everett Washington., Liz was born in David City Nebraska in October 1938. She moved to the Seattle area with her family as a little girl. She attended school in Burien and graduated from Highline High School in 1956. Liz then attended Washington State University where she met James B. Nowak. They were married in 1961. They made their home in the Seattle Area then the Oregon coast and finally in Anchorage and Valdez Alaska. After many years in Alaska, which remained in her heart, they returned to their Lake Goodwin home to enjoy their retirement., Liz was an avid weaver, selling many pieces at craft shows and fairs in addition to dying and spinning her own wool. She also enjoyed pottery for several years., She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim; sons, Scott and Sally of Coeur d'Alene, ID., Ben of Stanwood and Eric of Eagle River Alaska; a brother, Fredrick Wentz; sister Mary Lou Solomon; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded by her parents Frederick and Melanie Wentz., A memorial service will be held on May 7th at 1 pm at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Stanwood, Washington.



Elizabeth Ann (Wilson) Mettler

Liz is survived by her loving husband Ken, and two sons Thom and Bryant; daughters-in-law Dana and Jenna; seven grandchildren: Brianna, Brayden, Julie, Joelle, Jaelynn, Caleb, and Tad; three brothers: K. Michael Wilson of Auburn, CA, William Wilson of Wellsville, KS, and Robert Wilson of Shawnee, KS; sisters-in-law Rita and Judy; and many other extended family members and close friends. Liz was preceded in death by her parents.



Elizabeth Anne Nowak

Elizabeth Nowak, 72, passed away peacefully April 26, 2011 at Everett Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington., Liz was born in David City, Nebraska in October, 1938. She moved to the Seattle, WA area with her family as a little girl. She attended school in Burien and graduated from Highline High School in 1956. Liz then attended Washington State University where she met James B. Nowak. They were married in 1961. They made their home in the Seattle area then the Oregon coast and finally in Anchorage and Valdez Alaska. After many years in Alaska, which remained in her heart, they returned to their Lake Goodwin, WA home to enjoy their retirement., Liz was an avid weaver, selling many pieces at craft shows and fairs in addition to dying and spinning her own wool. She also enjoyed pottery for several years., She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim; sons, Scott and Sally, of Coeur d'Alene, ID., Ben, of Stanwood, WA and Eric, of Eagle River Alaska; a brother, Fredrick Wentz; sister, Mary Lou Solomon; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded by her parents, Frederick and Melanie Wentz., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., May 7 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Stanwood, Washington.



Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Evelyn Mae Harris

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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.



George Edward Chamberlain III

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George J. Holland

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Gerald "Jerry" Brampton

Gerald "Jerry" Brampton, born March 29, 1947 in his beloved State of Washington, passed away April 28, 2011 at his family home., Jerry had served for four years in the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam. He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years., He was the father of six children, Teri, Michelle, Rusty, Richard, Amber and Raymond; and grandfather of four., Memorial services will be Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Chapel, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the VA Hospital in Seattle, WA.



Helen Ambrosino

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Helen Matheson

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Henry "Tom" McCown

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



Henry R. White

Henry R. White, 86, of Mount Vernon, Washington died April 27, 2011., Henry was born on February 17, 1925 in Seattle, Washington., Henry, a Washington native for his entire life, will be remembered for his love of his family and many hobbies, his favorite being fishing. Although his health prevented him from some things, he was a trooper and loved the outdoors. He worked as a contract engineer for nearly 45 years for multiple companies., He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary., He is survived by his three daughters; and two sons; and many grandchildren whom he loved so much and that will miss their Grandfather dearly., A private memorial celebrating Henry's life will be held Saturday, May 7 for Henry's large circle of family and friends.



James E. Miles

James E. Miles 9/11/1923 to 5/1/2011 A memorial gathering will be held at the family home on Fri., May 6th at 1 PM. You may share memories with the family at



Jenny Moorman

Jenny passed away on April 30, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born in Lynden, WA and spent most of her married life in Marysville, WA., She was preceded in death her husband, Henry; and leaves two sons, Jerry (Marilyn) and Dennis (Norma); five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson., At her request, no service will be held.



John David Townsend

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Scott Lake Community Center, 2631 114th Way SW, Olympia, WA. Lynda is requesting that donations be made to Robin Rudy at Tenino Food Bank or the



Joshua Norman Stroud

Josh was born on December 12, 1986 and on Sunday, April 24, 2011, died tragically and unexpectedly. Since that time, a wave of grief and mourning coursed out to the many, many people who shared either some or all of their lives with him. This grief and sadness, though, is simply a representation of how powerful a connection people shared with him, and the resulting pain because of its sudden severance., Not everyone has the pleasure and joy of simultaneously having two loving families. Aside from the obvious benefits of multiple Christmases and birthdays, which surely he enjoyed, multiple families gifted him with the support and strength only close family can give his entire life., He was raised in conjunction by two separate and caring families, Doug Stroud with Carrie Olson, and Cathi Goodhue with Bob Goodhue., Josh is also survived by his older sister, Jamie Chapman with brother-in-law, Jake Chapman; and by his younger brother, Alex Olson., It pains this writer to select and choose those family and friends to name in this seemingly short selection, but to each of the countless aunts, uncles, nephews, and other family and friends, understand that to this author, having a name put on to a paper feels such a frivolous evaluation of the powerful way in which Josh, was, is, and will be, in all of our lives., For some family, seeing our Josh with a controller in his hand can evoke a memory from years past to when he was gifted his first gaming console by his loving uncle, Jeff Moyer, to perhaps only a month ago. His passion for video games, while perhaps not understood by all, is a powerful representation of who he was. However, as he aged, only one passion perhaps surpassed playing video games, when he received his first car: the infamous McLincoln. Driving for Josh and the subsequent responsibility of caring for one's car was something he took to a whole new level: whoa to anyone who thought that a Geo Storm wasn't a race car, or if a Ford Aspire's trunk couldn't be used as a make-shift spoiler. Perhaps what Josh lacked in his care for the direct maintenance of a vehicle, he made up for with such an immense passion for cars and driving in his own very special way., Some people could easily consider Josh to be a rash person but his ability to react immediately with a decision was perhaps his most loveable attribute. Be it a quirky comment, a rush to a friend or loved one's immediate need (and indeed he did rush!) or a demand to what he could do to help in any situation, this part of Josh is what made him such a caring and compassionate person. Some people are indeed labeled as selfless, but name one person we all knew that could literally and figuratively forget his feelings and needs, for those of another. His compassion showed not only in times of need, but also in times between. It is a struggle to think of anyone who was, simply put, so damn funny. No one could ever do an impersonation and/or quote a movie with both perfect intonation and accuracy as well as Josh. No one was ever so willing to put on a theatrical persona and proceed to make us all laugh, or perhaps run, lest we meet the uncomfortable end of a well-placed pelvic thrust., Whether you knew Josh by his name, Stallion, Babies, Bear or Broskie, he will be with us all in our individualized way. What Josh now lacks in his corporeal presence, he more than maintains himself in all of our memories, our minds and our speech. In this way, it will be impossible to forget you, Josh. You know we all love you and are glad that you finally have a well- deserved peace. I love you., The memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Best Western Banquet Hall, 3228 Marine Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271.




Kramer Blackwell, 19, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.



Kathryn Szulerecki

Passed away on April 28, 2011 at Sunshine Gardens Health Facility. She was born on August 19, 1919 in Bainsville, MT. Her early years were spent in the Dayton-Walla Walla area and then moved to Spokane in 1946. Kathryn worked in the shoe department at the Crescent store in Spokane for about 30 years. She was a loving mother, terrific grandmother and a proud great grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Margret Johnson (Mike); grandchildren, John Johnson (Cheryl), Renee Hess (John), Rhonna Rockwell (Andy) and LeeAnn Harris (Gene); great grandchildren, Bryan Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Leah Johnson, James, Julie, David, Laurie Hess and Tia and Olivia Harris. Preceded in death by her son, Bob Szulerecki; granddaughter, Barbara Johnson; husbands, Leo Winnett and John Szulerecki; her sister, Alice Benson; brothers, Dale, Joe, Paul, Leo Dennis and Harold Healy. Kathryn was a strong and very independent person that fought a courageous battle with kidney failure and a stroke the last few months of her life. A special "thank you" to all the staff at Sunshine Gardens for the wonderful care they gave her while she was there. Visitation will be held on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA., Online guest book available at



Kathy "Elaine" Hunt

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Kenneth James Johnson

Kenneth James Johnson, 70, passed away on April 28, 2011. Ken was born March 26, 1941., A memorial service honoring his life is scheduled at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 4504 Broadway, Everett. A reception will follow the services.



L.C. Elmore

L.C. ELMORE Age 84 passed away peacefully April 28, 2011 in Federal Way, WA. He was a Navy WWII veteran of the Pacific arena. Survived by wife of 60 years, Rosalice; children, Dixie Elmore, Nancy Elmore-Ward (Harlen), Larry Elmore (Annette) and grandchildren, Luke, Sarah and Larson. We, the family, want to thank the staff and doctors at Hallmark care center for the care for him this past year. Visitation will be held Wed. May 4, 2011 12-2pm at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel 27221 156th Ave SE Kent, WA. 98042 Burial Thur. May 5, 2011 at 1pm Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA. Please sign our online guest book at www.eycfc.com



Laura Anna (Pope) Batchelder

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Lois Nelsen

Lois M. Nelson, Age 84, passed away on April 30, 2011. She was born on September 4, 1926 in Ulen, Minnesota to William and Hanna Fevig. She was a happy lady who enjoyed dancing, singing, gardening and crocheting in her free time. She loved her grandchildren more than anything in the world. She was a dedicated worker for many years at One Hour Martinizing and then moved on to work at Larsons Jewelers, where she then retired from years after. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nelsen, her mother, Hanna Fevig, and her daughter, Mary Michaelson. She is survived by her three daughters Glenna Garman of Bellingham, Jody Morris of Bellingham, Susan (John) Hickman of Honolulu, son Bobby Nelsen of Honolulu, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Westford Funeral Home. Please share memories at



Luther T. Gabrielsen

Pastor Lou died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 as he was holding the hand of his bride of 61 years, Dee., Pastor Lou was born in Detroit, MI on March 6, 1926 but his family moved to Seattle, WA when he was a boy and this was home. He was the son of The Reverend Bernt and Jennie Gabrielsen and grew up at Denny Park Lutheran Church where B.T. was pastor for many years., We have lost another, veteran. Lou served in the Navy for three years as an aircraft navigator/bombardier in the Pacific Theater. When the War ended, he returned to Seattle and began his studies at Pacific Lutheran College while working swing shift at the Boeing Aircraft Plant. He also began courting Dolores Berg. While at PLC, Lou found himself called to the ministry and so, shortly after graduation, he married Dee and they set off for Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN where in 1953, he graduated and was ordained into the ministry. The next step in their life together was the Officer's Basic Course for the newly-formed, at Lackland AFB in Texas., Pastor Lou went on to serve as a military chaplain for the next 24 years, which led to being stationed in Japan, Spain, Georgia, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Alaska and Washington. In addition to being a World War II veteran, he was also a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, having been stationed there during the Tet Offensive of 1968-69 and for which he received the, . At the retirement of his military career, Lou was awarded the Legion of Merit., When Pastor Lou and Dee moved back to the Seattle area he was called to minister at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Marysville, WA where he served for 15 years., Pastor Lou is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; his daughters Debra (and David) Miles, Barbara Miles and Jennifer (and Michael) Lally; his sister, Marion Holum; his grandchildren, Andrea, John (and Rachel), Joshua, Rebecca, Stephanie (and Ron) and Rachel; his great-granddaughter, Kailey; many in-laws; nieces and nephews., His son-in-law, Paul Miles, preceded him in death on May 22, 2010., There will be a viewing on Thursday, May 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA. Committal at Evergreen Washelli on Friday, May 6, at 11:00 a.m. and Memorial Service and Reception at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st St, Marysville, WA, on Saturday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Luther Gabrielsen to Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98270 or the charity of your choice., Our Poppy lived his life guided by Matthew 5:16,



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.



Madelyn Mallberg Mann

Madelyn Mallberg MANN Madelyn Anne Mallberg MANN February 26, 1920 - April 29, 2011 passed away peacefully at the age of 91 surrounded by her family. She was born in Seattle, WA to Alfred and Florence (Nelson) Mallberg. Madelyn graduated from Broadway High School and the University of Washington. She married Vernon Mann in 1944 and they had four children. She was a long time member of the Seattle First Methodist Church and more recently attended Des Moines First Methodist Church. Madelyn had varied interests including church activities, girl scouts, gardening, reading, rock hunting, traveling, and family activities. Special occasions and memories were of family camping trips. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her sister Helen, and a grandson, Kevin. She is survived by her four children; Lawrence (Lucy) of Renton, Bruce (Jessica) of Los Angeles, Chile , Marilyn (David) Newport of Renton, Barbara (Gary) Hutchens of Wenatchee, eight grandchildren (Lawrence Jr., Patricia, Jonathan, Melissa, Sarah, Natasha, Kashmir, Damian), seven great grandchildren (Nathan, Kaitlynn, Chantel, Mercedes, Madelyn, Natalie, Mathew), four great grandchildren by marriage (Stehl, Danika, Trey, Sienna) two great great grandchildren (Xara, Cadence), and one great great grandchild by marriage (Tihanie). A memorial service will be held at Wesley Homes Terrace auditorium, 816 S 216th, Des Moines, WA on May 5th at 2:00 pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to your favorite charity in her name.



Margaret Ann Harris

Margaret Ann Harris (Maggie) passed away April 28, 2011 while vacationing in Reno, Nevada, with her husband Lawrence. Margaret was born is Savannah, Ga., Oct. 31,1938. Margaret was pre-deceased by by her son Daniel, husbands John Smith & Roy Ollenberger. Margaret is survived by her husband Larry; daughters Kelly (Randy) Bylsma of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Donna (Mitch) Thomas of Springhill, Florida, Pam (Tony) Morgan of Williamsburg, Va., Dale Henry of Tilden, Nebraska. Margaret is also survived by her brother M. L. Ayres (Mary) of Jessup, Ga., 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and an extended step family. Margaret lived in Whatcom county Washington for 30 years, where she worked at Tony's Tavern in Custer and at the Lone Jack Saloon in Sumas where she became "Pull Tab Maggie." Margaret married her present husband Lawrence in 2001 and soon retired in 2002. During their time together they have enjoyed life to the fullest. Margaret loved a variety of things such as quilting, hockey, ocean cruises, car racing, and eagle watching. Family and friends are invited to celebrate in the celebration of Margarets life which will be held at the Royal Court Condominium complex at 31930 Old Yale Road in Abbotsford BC on Saturday May 7th from 1-5 PM.



Marianne A. Davis

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Marlys Ann Garcia

GARCIA, Marlys Ann, Husband, Gerald, sons Steve and Scott, along with daughter Maura Lia, all agreed to let Marlys sit beside our Lord this day., Marlys was born on 1 January, (her birthday this year was on 1-1-11 ) to Frank and Arla Lippsmeyer in Rochester, MN as a third grand- daughter. Aunt Mae stayed with the family to assist and loved taking care of Marlys Ann. Marlys joined Girl Scout Troop #18 in St. Cloud as a young 5th grader, with cousin Coleen Johnson, Jean Ann Goettren, Virgie Popp, Mary Ann Juenemann, and other American Ladies throughout the U.S.A. All the members of that Troop still corresponded with each other. Yearly notices were sent to each active member and it was in 1949, the entire Troop # 18, departed St. Cloud for Milwaukee WI to the National Girl Scout Convention and was well reported by the "The St. Cloud Daily Times" on 15 May 1952. Troop #18 still has "reunions" meeting throughout our great U.S.A. The Troop also visited California during early 2002, however Marlys was hospitalized at that time, and unable to attend., Marlys attended and graduated from both Cathedral High School and attended Nursing School at St. Catherine's. She received excellent grades, but her polio damaged muscles were giving her trouble. After a year of studying and after an examination; she learned that so many of her muscles had been damaged, there was no way she could continue the difficult work of a Nurse. Returning to St. Cloud, she rested and attended St. Cloud State University and earned her Minnesota Teaching Credential. Employed as a 4th Grade Teacher at St. John's Elementary School, St. Cloud, Marlys worked with gifted students numbering in the sixty eight students per class., During Spring Break 1957, Marlys and her girlfriends drove to visit/ examine and enjoy California for the first time. Obtaining a part time job in San Francisco; Marlys and friends, Sue and Betty, enjoyed the excitement of temporary "true city living" in the Bay-area., On one, "City of Oakland tour", Marlys and Sue, were met by a local gentleman, introducing himself as Gerald. Marlys immediately replied, telling her lady friends, "he looks protective enough for us both". We continued to date, chat, dance, and court, in a loving manner. Marlys returned to St. Cloud to resume teaching and during Christmas break, returned to California for a quick vacation. Meeting Gerald at the Oakland Airport, the courting continued, until Christmas Day, 1957. A car trip to a Wedding Ceremony in Reno, NV took place on 29 December 1957. On return to the Bay-area, a Catholic Church marriage was conducted on 3 January 1958., Moving to Richmond, CA, Marlys and Gerald honeymooned in nearby country Mexico and Southern California. Marlys then resumed teaching classes at Tara Hills Elementary School in Richmond, CA. She was instrumental in consolidating various programs at this young elementary school, which benefited some six classes of students in the K-5 grade level., Gerald, as a soldier, was transferred and of course Marlys followed the military to Gerald's new duty assignment. Obtaining a part time job at the new school; Marlys continued teaching as the family was growing with the birth of sons: Steve, Scott, David and daughter Maura Lia., During the early sixties, Marlys established a Selective Secretary School. During 1964, the rioting crowds in the Bay-area, crowded the entire streets, surrounded Marlys's automobile and continued to "rock the car" for some 15 minutes, until Berkeley Police dispersed the angry crowd of demonstrators, permitting her auto to continue on her way., It was during 1966, Marlys was considering enlisting in the United States Army Reserve Medical Service as a Second Lieutenant. However, during the process, young Steve (age 7) was hospitalized and Marlys declined her Army commission., Again the Army relocated the family; Marlys and Maura Lia followed the military movement. It was this time her husband, Gerald, was promoted to Warrant Officer and Marlys actually pinned her 36 year old husband with his new Army Warrant Officer Bars, at the Presidio of San Francisco, CA., Serving with military pride and patriotism, Marlys was retired from the United States Army during May 1994 with Full Military Honors, during ceremonies conducted through Fort Bragg North Carolina at the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade, Portland Oregon. Marlys received "The U.S. Army Certificate of Retirement" signed by General Gordon R. Sullivan, United States Army, Chief of Staff on 23 May 1994. The same day, Marlys was permitted to pin husband Gerald with the prestigious "The Legion of Merit" signed by Lt. General J. T. Scott and authorized by Secretary of the Army, TOJO D. West, under the orders of President William Clinton, Command in Chief., Her devoted children, will honor and cherish her memory forever. Her teachings of life will live on in our daily lives, as indicated by daughter, Maura Lia., Marlys was preceded in death by son, David Craig Garcia on 2 September 2003., Marlys is survived by her husband, Gerald (CoachJerry9) of Spokane; sons: Steven (and wife Laurie) of Spokane, Scott of Little Rock, CA, daughter, Maura Lia of Spokane; brothers Mark Lippsmeyer and Jon Lippsmeyer of Sacramento, CA. Granddaughters: Terah Jade Garcia of Portland, Randi Alexis of Spokane; grandson Kyle S. Garcia of Spokane; granddaughter Kathleen Taylor Garcia of Simi Valley, CA, grandson Scott Garcia, Jr. of Simi Valley, CA. Great-granddaughters Harmony Garcia, Rubi Rae Garcia both of Spokane, WA and yet to be born, a young male, Mannix G. to granddaughter Terah Jade; along with numerous nieces and nephews, located in California, Tennessee, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Minnesota and New Mexico., A Marlys Memorial Service with a special DVD presentation and a Celebration of Life, was enjoyed by all on 28 April 11 at Sherman - Knapp Funeral Home, Newport, WA., Marlys Ann Garcia's Full Military Funeral Honors Burial will take place on 6 May 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Sacramento Valley, National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620. (Telephone: 707-693-2460)



Mary June (Austin) Scott

Mary June (Austin) SCOTT 73, born in Yakima, WA passed away in CO on April 21, 2011. Mom was an avid reader, enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Camp Sealth and creating needlepoint/cross-stitch gifts - which we treasure. She was a troop er in everything life sent her, always in her own way. Survived by daughters Kimberli, Jamie and Jill (Mitch) along with her precious grandchildren, Logan and Georgiaâ€"we all love you more! Preceded in rest by husband Kenneth R Scott, parents June V and John M Austin-co founder of A&H Drug Stores, brother Frederick Austin and infant children Michelle Anne and Tracy John Scott. Arrangements by Greenwood Memorial Park-Renton, WA on Tuesday May 3rd. Family visitation 12-2 with graveside service at 2:30 followed by life celebration. Remembrances to Denver Hospice or Camp Fire USA, Puget Sound Council.



Merlyn C. "Barny" Barnhart

Merlyn "Barny" C. Barnhart, 85, of Granite Falls, WA passed away April 26, 2011 at home., Services for Barny will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Visitation Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment at American Legion Cemetery in Granite Falls. A celebration of his life will continue following the graveside at the Granite Falls Eagles Club., Memorials may be made to the Pilchuck Foundation, Barny Barnhart Fund, c/o Key Bank in Granite Falls.



Michael F. Griffin

Michael F. GRIFFIN Passed away on April 23rd, 2011. Michael died of natural causes at his home at the age of 59. He will be remembered as a humble man with a great capacity for empathy, and a kind and caring soul. Michael, born July 2, 1951, was a native of Kent who lived his adult life at his home on Lake Lucerne, a place where he and his four siblings enjoyed visiting their grandmother as children. Despite suffering from Polio his entire life, Michael refused to let his disability stop him from keeping pace with his peers or teaching his younger sister to swim and ride a bicycle. As an adult, Michael worked as a supervisor at Boeing, from which he retired three years ago. "Michael, we are going to miss you. We love you. Go see Nana." -Nancy and Joe



Michael Kent Pearce

Michael Kent PEARCE Michael Kent Pearce passed away peacefully one year ago today at North Hawaii Community Hospital, Waimea, Hawaii, after a lengthy illness. Michael was a husband, a son, a brother, a grandson, a scientist, a teacher, a diver, a gamer, a reader and most of all, a wonderful friend. He touched many lives all over the world in his 47 years. Michael learned to scuba dive in Hawaii in 1991 and traveled the world pursing his passion for diving with his wife Lori. He fulfilled his dream to retire to the Big Island in 2008 after living in Seattle for nearly 20 years. Michael's other passion was science education. He discovered the love of teaching while at the University of Washington where he completed a Master's Degree in Immunology. He made contributions as both teacher at community colleges around the Puget Sound and as a science advisor on scholarship committees. Michael was an avid gamer and voracious reader. He volunteered at the Seattle Aquarium and supported the Nature Conservancy's Global Marine Initiative. He is survived by his wife and dive partner of 23 years, Lori, his mother and father, Rita and Kent, and his sisters, Angela and Chantelle. To celebrate Michael's memory, please support your local school, community college or university.



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.



OBITUARY: Bill J. Glasscock

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Bill J. Glasscock, 87, passed away April 12, 2011, at his home in Moscow, Idaho, surrounded by his family and friends. Bill was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Sentinel, Okla., to Robert and Lula Glasscock. On July 11, 1942, he married Jean Blanscet in Sayre, Okla. They were married for 66 years.Bill's greatest passion was his relationship with [...]



OBITUARY: Hilda M. Owens

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

A memorial service for Hilda M. Owens, 85, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Freeze Church with Rev. Lee Nicholson officiating. Mrs. Owens died Monday January 3, 2011, at the Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. There will be a potluck dinner served at the Palouse River Community Center in Princeton, Idaho, following the [...]



OBITUARY: Lois L. Doyle

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Lois L. Doyle, a longtime Moscow resident, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Royal Plaza Retirement Center in Spokane. She was 87.Lois was born May 19, 1923, at Spokane to Arbie and Elizabeth Williams Campbell. She grew up and attended school in Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry, Idaho, graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1941. She then enrolled at [...]




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Phyllis Hagerty

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Rose M. Erickson, age 104, a longtime resident of Skagit Valley passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011., A complete obituary will be published at a later time., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.



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 Fitzgerald

Raymond Fitzgerald, 50, of Snohomish, WA passed away after a courageous battle with cancer April 27, 2011., Ray was born in Englewood, CA to Al and Donna Fitzgerald on December 9, 1960. All through Ray's life he enjoyed riding motorcycles and fast cars. Ray was an avid reader and loved to fish. He always had Abbie, his black lab, by his side. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Seahawks!, Ray will be greatly missed by his wife, Toni; son, Joshua; and beloved dog, Abbie. Also his mother, Donna (Phil) Degeus; brothers, Richard (Sandy) Fitzgerald, Dennis (Teresa) Fitzgerald and Johnny Degeus; adult children, Raymond Fitzgerald, Jessica (Todd) Keith and Cassandra Fitzgerald. Ray will also be missed by his mother-in-law, Sharon Hendrickson; sister-in-law Tame' (Jim) Hanson; niece, Ashley Hanson; nephews, Justin and Christopher Hanson; and many extended family members and friends., A memorial will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Bauer Funeral Chapel, 701 First Ave, Snohomish at 3 p.m. followed by a potluck at his home in Snohomish. You can visit his memorial site at:



Regina Russak

Regina RUSSAK Regina (Rena) Russak died peacefully on May 1st, 2011 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boris. She is survived by her daughter Carol Russak of San Francisco, CA, and son and daughter in law Edward and Sherry Russak of Buffalo NY. Rena was a devoted wife and parent, and will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends. Funeral services to be held Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:30 PM at the Bikur Cholim Cemetery, 1340 N 115th St in Seattle. Remembrances to The City of Hope or The Caroline Kline Galland Home.



Richard Arthur Engeland

Richard Arthur ENGELAND Richard Engeland of Troutdale OR passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer April 28, 2011. Richard was born August 22,1945 in Rugby ND to Arthur and Lois Engeland. Richard enlisted in the Navy in 1965 and was a Vietnam Vet. He married Mary McGinnis Matteson December 1972. He enjoyed golfing, music and collecting sports cards. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother. He is survived by 3 sisters, Ellen Ellis of Rugby, ND, Kathy Smith and Kristine Swenson, both of Renton, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial at Greenwood Memorial Park- No Services per Richard's request.



Robert Blair

Robert "Bob" Blair passed away peacefully on February 22, 2011. He was born in Victor, Colorado October 5, 1920. Bob lived a life filled with adventures abroad, marriage to Mary Jane, service to his country, a retired Baker, father to Mickey and Thomas Blair and always an avid sportsman through all types of hunting and fishing., An honoring of his life and accomplishments will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., May 7, 2011 at the Camano Island Chapel located at 867 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA



Robert E. Hill

Robert enjoyed the outdoors. He was happiest fishing on the Cowlitz and the Grays River. He was a long time bow hunter. He has many trophies some in Boone and Crockett, Moose, Elk, Deer Mt Goat. He also enjoyed gold panning, picking berries with Sue Mitchell.



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




Tuesday, May 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

A graveside committal service and urn placement will be held for Betty J. Anderson at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Dry Creek Cemetery near Troy.Anderson died Jan. 13, 2011, in Spokane at the age of 73. [...]



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 T. Baty

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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.



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.



Virginia E. DelGrosso

Virginia Elizabeth Vaughn DelGrosso, formerly of Washougal, WA, passed away on April 30, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Portland, OR to George "Wes" and Emma Vaughn on May 26, 1920. Virginia grew up "living on Baker Creek" near Oretown, OR until her family moved to McMinnville, OR in 1928. She graduated from McMinnville High School in 1938., At age 19, she moved to Camas, WA to accept employment with West Coast Telephone as a switchboard operator., In 1944, she married Fred H. DelGrosso and shortly thereafter they moved to Washougal, WA. Virginia resided at their home until her move to an adult family home in September, 2008., Virginia enjoyed a 22-year career in the banking industry as a teller and vault teller. She was employed by the National Bank of Commerce, Washington State Bank, and People's Bank, retiring in 1983., Virginia was an accomplished seamstress, took great pleasure in working in her yard, and enjoyed being with family and friends., Virginia was well-known in the community and called Camas/Washougal home for over 70 years. Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Darrel Stump of Washougal; granddaughter, Megan Stump of Vancouver; son-in-law, Don Hall of Auburn, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; her husband, Fred, in 1966; and her daughter, Karen DelGrosso Hall, in 2008., A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas, WA is in charge of the arrangements., Special thanks to Peaceful Meadow and Creekside Adult Family Homes for their loving care., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, or the charity of your choice in Virginia's name., Please sign Virginia's guest book at:, or visit

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