Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/04/2011



Alice Millenaar, age 102, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday evening, 4/27/11., She was born Aaltje Cuperus on 4/16/1909 in Oak Harbor, WA, spending a few childhood years in her parent's native Friesland (Holland). Raised on Whidbey Island, her parents' farm was located where the Naval Air Station now stands., In 1929, she married Cornelius (Neal) Millenaar, and spent most of her adult life in Skagit County as a homemaker, and an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, WA., She enjoyed gardening, trips to the beach, daily walks and knitting colorful afghans. The memory of her sweet smile and love for the Lord will remain in the hearts of all who knew her., Alice was preceded in death by parents, Ruurd and Geertje Cuperus; her brother, Frank Cuperus; her husband of 56 years, Neal Millenaar; and daughter, Geraldine Ruth Enyeart., She is survived by her sister, Anne Vanden Hoorn of Burns Lake, B.C.; grandchildren, Sandi Kimball (Bob) of Poulsbo, WA, Cheryl Teehan (John) of Lynnwood, WA and Steve Enyeart (Andrea) of Austin TX; great-grandchildren, Andrew O'Farrell of Scottsdale, AZ, Brennan Teehan of Riverside, CA, Heather O'Farrell of Pullman, WA; and numerous nieces & nephews., A celebration of Alice's life will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 2-4pm at CRISTA's Kings Chapel, which is located inside The Courtyard at Cristwood, 19327 King's Garden Drive, Shoreline (for directions: 206-546-7575)., Alice will be laid to rest at Fircrest Cemetery in Oak Harbor., The family would like to thank the staff of CRISTA Nursing Center for their personal, loving care of Alice during her 11 years with them., Share memories with her family at



Adam "Ace" Karnes

Born June 2, 1925 in Fort Wayne Indiana, Passed away April 23, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA., Ace was raised in Edgerton Ohio and graduated from Edgerton High school. He enlisted in the USCG and served 20 years retiring in 1966. He loved poker, pinocle, fishing, hunting and reading., He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ethel Karnes, sister Pauline Hug and wife Lois., He is survived by his brother Tom Karnes, sisters Muryel Stark and Alma Burbank, four children, two step children and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends., No funeral will be held at Ace's request. Veterans honors will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, May 6th at 1:30., Contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish in Ace's name.



Alex O. Swanson

Carmel, CA -- Long-time resident, Alex O. Swanson, passed away May 1st after a brief illness., Alex was born and raised in Spokane, WA, the son of Alex and Mildred Swanson, also born in Spokane. He attended University of Idaho and Gonzaga University. After college, he moved to California and married Bobbie, his wife of 58 years. Through his career he managed companies in the construction industry in Northern and Southern California., Retired in 1978, he and Bobbie returned to Northern California in 1984, leaving La Jolla, their home for 20 years. He served for many years as a docent for both the Oakland Museum and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He also served 20 years as Watch Stander at the Maritime Museum of Monterey., He was an accomplished golfer, private pilot, and sport fisherman. He loved the boating life and enjoyed his three pleasure boats. His daughters, horse owners from ages 10 and 11, fondly remember his involvement with their horse activities and his announcing at their horse shows., Survivors include: his wife, Bobbie Swanson, his three daughters, Catherine Leigh Kerns, Carol Leslie Austin and Sally Evelyn Swanson, his son-in-law, John Thomas Kerns III, and his two grandsons, John Thomas Kerns IV and Zachary Alexander Kerns.



Alfred Martin Kummer

Our Dad passed from this life at Holy Family Hospital on April 29, 2011, with his family at his side. He was born in Waterville, WA on February 25, 1916 to Karl and Louisa Kummer. In 1919 the family traveled three days by horse and buggy (camping at times with the Indians at night), to Deer Park, WA (Findley Road) where he grew up working on the family dairy farm. Dad is the last surviving 1933 graduate from Milan High School. In 1944, he married Janette Stevens; together they owned and operated the Chattaroy Store, from 1947 to its closure in 1976. Dad will always be remembered for his "Al Kummer" sense of humor and he loved all the after school boys who "camped out" on the Coke machine, brought snakes into the store (he hated snakes) and wrestled with them when they tried to pull out his chest hairs. In that environment Dad taught us a terrific work ethic. Dad took us on Sunday drives, picnics, taught us to water ski at "the river", never missed our high school activities and was always there for us. Dad was a rural mail carrier in Chattaroy for 17 years. He was also a 33 year retired Volunteer Fire Fighter for District #4. There was a special spot in his heart for all his grandkids and loved to watch the great-grandkids come-along. He spent many many hours latch hooking rugs for the kids, grandkids and friends. He played weekly pool and cards for many years. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Janette, and great-granddaughter, Lily Adlesperger. He was also the last Kummer sibling standing. Brothers and sisters, Lena, Ida, Carl, Selma and Herb passed on before. Dad is survived by daughter, Lorene Wissink (Pat) of Chewelah, WA, her children, Jeff, Marty, Jodi, Misty and Steven, their children, Jesse, James, Josh, Elizabeth, Tommy, Lindsey, Steven and Ryan, their children, JJ, Robbie, Kylee, Luke and Scarlette. Daughter Marcia St. Amand (Rick) of Chattaroy, WA, her children, Michael and Patrick, their children Rachel, Zack, Sam, Jake, Margaret and Bridget. Son Mark Kummer (Shelley) of Spokane, WA and his children, Beth and Kim. Private interment will take place at the Chattaroy Cemetery. Memorial services will be held on May 28, 2011 at 11:00 am, at the Chattaroy Church. Memorials may be made to the Chattaroy Fire Dept, 3219 E. Chattaroy Rd, Chattaroy, WA 99003. "Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal" From an Irish headstone. We miss you Dad! HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME 1306 N. MONROE in charge of arrangements.



Andrea Diane Swanson

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Andrew Charles Skovran

Andy Skovran passed away of natural causes April 27, 2011, at his family home in Spokane, WA., Andy was born in Bismarck, ND, attended Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND, and graduated with a BA from St. Martin's in Olympia, WA. He then joined the Air Force which became a source of great pride and satisfaction. He retired after 20 years of service as a Master Navigator on B-52s and as one of the last crew members to sit Nuclear Alert in the final years of the cold war., After military retirement, Andy turned his efforts and energy to working with the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America, where he was commissioner for many years. He was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, as well as SCOPE (Spokane County Orienting Policing Efforts). He encouraged community participation and was a ready volunteer for his many interests., Words to describe Andy include: Loving, Honest, Faithful, Reliable, Cheerful and Gregarious. He saw the good in everybody. He will be missed by so many., Andy leaves his wife of 32 years, Joyce K. Skovran (Larson), son, Major (select) Drew Skovran of Abilene, TX, and daughter, Amanda Skovran of Renton, WA. He is also survived by sisters, Elizabeth Hansen of Sparks, NV, Sharon Heil of Chewelah, WA, sister-in-law, Darlene Skovran of Burnsville, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death is his much admired older brother, John T. Skovran and parents Helen Mae (McCollough) and Andrew John Skovran., In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorials to be made to the Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America (W. 411 Boy Scout Way, Spokane, WA 99201) or St. Luke Lutheran Church (9706 N. Division St., Spokane, WA 99218). Memorial Service will be held on May 7, 2011 at 12 Noon at St. Luke with a reception to follow. Please visit Andrew's on-line memorial at, Arrangements entrusted to:



Anita Colvin

Born on July 1, 1942 in Tacoma, Washington. Pas-sed away at home on April 30, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Valmore and Hazel Strange. Anita graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and attended Eastern Washing-ton University. She worked in the real estate and banking fields prior to becoming a legal assistant. Anita had a fondness for the family cabin on Priest Lake. She enjoyed tending flowers, watching the Mariners and had a lifelong interest in forensic science. Las Vegas was her favorite destination. She is survived by her sister, Ellen McKelvey; two nieces and their families of Anchorage, Alaska. Special thanks to the staffs of Family Home Care and Horizon Hospice for their warm loving assistance. Anita so appreciated their touch. A private graveside service will be held. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREAMTORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA.



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.



Arild Olaf Torvik

Born May 4, 1940 in Oslo, Norway; passsed away May 2, 2011. Arild is survived by his wife Jane; sons Brian, Brent and daughter Heather; plus many nephews and nieces, family and friends. We are very saddened by this sudden loss. He was well loved and will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:00pm at (The Intersection ) located at N. 905 McDonald Rd. in the Spokane Valley.




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Barbara Ann Myers Steen

Barbara Ann Myers STEEN Barbara Steen, 82, died April 29, 2011. She was born November 2, 1928, to Max and Katherine Myers at her grandparents' farm in Leroy, Kansas. The family moved soon after to Shelton Washington where she attended Irene S. Reed High School. She was know as Bobby Ann and especially enjoyed being in drama club, and graduated from there in 1947. She was baptized and confirmed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, and met Wayne Steen there, when they both taught Sunday School. After high school, she worked in an office in Olympia, WA until her marriage to Wayne, May 21st, 1948, upon his return from serving in Germany during WWII. They moved to Seattle in 1950 and settled here to raise their growing family. She served in numerous capaci ties at Hope Lutheran Church in cluding Women of Hope, Dorcas Sewing Circle, and Human Care Ministries. Barbara's children and grandchil dren were her focus and hobby. She is survived by her husband, Wayne O. Steen, brother Harry (Shirley) Myers of Lakewood California, son Craig M. Steen, daughter Camille L. Steen, son Eric W. (Sherri) Steen, son Mark J. Steen, daughter Michelle L. Steen, all of Seattle, son Gale L. (Nola) Steen of Tacoma, grand daughters Wendi Thompson, Nicole Dupler-Steen, Alexandra M. Steen and grandsons Dylan E. Steen, Adam A. Steen and Andrew A. Steen. Services will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 4456-42nd SW, Saturday May 7 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.



Barbara Jean Burton

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Bette M. Nelson

NELSON, Bette M., Passed away on May 1, 2011 in Spokane, WA, at the age of 80. Bette was born on December 5, 1930 in College Place, WA. She was the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Keith) Pratt. Her family moved to Rice, WA and she graduated from Kettle Falls High School. She then enrolled in Esther's Beauty School in Spokane. During the early 1950s she worked numerous jobs including Nat Park and Dick's Drive Inn. In 1956 she started a hair salon in her home and in 1956 she opened Bette's Tress Chic, where she worked until the day she passed away. Bette married Lloyd Nelson on August 22, 1955 in Spokane, WA. Never one to sit still she was a member of three pool leagues, with membership in the Witchy Women for 24 years, Her family was very important to her and she enjoyed traveling in her spare time. Bette is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lloyd Nelson of Nine Mile Falls, WA: two daughters, Juli Shane of Spokane, WA, Sherrie Orcutt (David) of Spokane, WA; son, Craig Nelson (Amber Foiester) of Nine Mile Falls, WA; four grandchildren, Darrel (Jennifer) Kinnan, Becky Kinnan, Tiah (Jonathan) Bounds and Brooklin Nelson; four great-grandchildren, Cydney, Lauryn, Chyenne and Sawyer; three siblings, JR Mclean of Pahrump, NV, Karen (Mike) Rogers of Spokane, and Joan (Bob) Urhausen of Kettle Falls, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 1:00pm, in the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., Spokane, WA. HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME 1306 N. MONROE is in charge of arrangements.



Bill M. Womble

WOMBLE, Bill M., Crossed over April 30, 2011. Born September 4, 1946 in Houston, TX, Bill lived most of his youth in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1964. He continued his education at ESU where he became the President of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He received his advance degree at the Seattle University. He was an accomplished photographer, SCUBA diver, back-packer and traveler. After retiring from his career with Western Allied Systems due to his progressive disability, he returned to live in Spokane with his wife in 2002. Bill had a keen, scientific and creative mind. His youth was filled with an abundance of fun and a dash of folly and he had an endless repertoire of detailed accounts of his many adventures. His personality was pleasant and easy and he was charming and funny in a light-hearted, genuine way. He was capable of great wisdom and the ability to articulate and share it with those fortunate enough to be close to him. He loved his brother, wife, and family fully and deeply and was a loyal and honest friend. He crossed-over peacefully and fearlessly. We will all miss him. Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his brother, Mark; and his nieces, Kristina and Marissa. Bill's wish was to have no viewing or services . Please take a moment to remember a special time with him and know that he believed that long after his weary body was gone, his Life Force would continue on in every living thing around us. Like a steadfast friend...'he will look for us on the other side'. Thank you to those who stayed close during these difficult years and held him in your thoughts and prayers. Should friends desire, memorial donations can be made to: St. Joseph Care Center (a non-profit organization) 17 E. 8th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SPOKANE, WA assisting the family. Online guestbook at




July 2, 1942 ~ April 15, 2011, Carol D. Wooldridge-Payne was born on July 2, 1942 born in Mount Vernon to Lawrence & Hazel (Lux) McMurray., She entered into rest on April 15, 2011 in Mount Vernon., Memorials in Carol's name may be made to the Concrete Senior Center., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, where friends may send cards of condolence.



Charles E. Keller

Was born in Dickinson, ND and entered into rest at his home with his boots on, where he wanted to be. He graduated from St. Patrick's grade school in Dickinson, ND in 1962 and Charles Francis Adams High School in Clarkston, WA in 1966. Chuck worked construction until he was injured on the job. He then attended Bill Long Saddle Making School, and later opened "Chuck's Saddle Shop". Chuck was a stockman at Stockland Stockyards, and at Playfair Race Track, he ponied horses. He was a gentleman rancher, horse trainer, creative carpenter, and a fantastic neighbor with the best stories and BBQs! Chuck enjoyed rodeos, bull and bronc riding, camping, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife Patt; children, Corey Keller, Carey Farnsworth, Tracey Thompson, Kirstin Kendall, India DeKanter; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; remaining siblings, John and Vi Keller, Joe and Susan Keller, P.E. and Lulu Keller; Janice and Virgil Feist, Jackie and Lee Bumpus, and Christine Kubas. Little ones lovingly called him "Cowboy Chuck". He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE , WA assisting the family. Online guestbook at



Charles Woodrow "Chuck" Ball

Charles "Chuck" Ball (age 48) passed away at his home in Vancouver, WA on April 30, 2011. Chuck is survived by his mother, Marjorie Ball; and sisters, Lisa Matney, Tina Langborg, and Bridget Cabral. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E 28th St., Vancouver, WA., Please sign the Guest Book at



Christine A. Credo

Christine A. CREDO Born October 11, 1920 in Hawaii, died peacefully in her sleep April 27, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. A very caring and compassionate mother and wife who had a marvelous green thumb for planting and growing things. She will be dearly missed by all. Christine was preceded in death by husbands Serafin Gustilo and Arsenio Credo. Survived by a brother Anecito Alcoy, Jr., daughter Darlene (Walter) Furler, son Jayme Gustilo, granddaughter Dee Dee, grandsons Adam and Jason (Susie) Furler, and great grandson Ethan. The family would like to thank Sunrays Adult Family Home in Lynnwood, the Kline Galland Home, and Group Health Hospice for the wonderful care she received. Family and friends gather at 2:30pm for cryptside service to begin at 3:00 PM Saturday, May 7 at Evergreen Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave North, Seattle.



Christine Clishe

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Candace LeClerc, her brother William, her nephew Noah Clishe, and her dear cat Shandy. She is survived by her beloved companion of many years, Kathleen Houston, by her sister Taya Higgins (Michael), Lopez Island, her brother Casey Clishe (Lisa Rozmyn), Olympia, three nieces, Rachell Lewis (Brian) of Omak, Sarah Higgins Terry (Lyon) of Seattle, and Olivia Candace Clishe of Olympia, and by a nephew, Christopher Martin Roth (Christine) of Olympia. She is also survived by great nephews Colton Whittle, Ryder Lewis, and Calvin Terry, and by great nieces Samantha Cairns Roth and Alexa Terry.



Clarence Robert Beach

Bob was born in Akron OH, on December 5, 1963. He was taken from us much too soon at the age of 47 on April 27, 2011. Bob passed in Tioga, ND where he was currently working., Bob resided in Spokane with his wife Robbin and his mother-in-law. He is additionally survived by his parents, Carol and Jerry Burge of Akron; seven siblings, two stepdaughters, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Bob was involved in the fencing business for 22 years and recently fulfilled a lifetime dream of becoming a long haul truck driver., He enjoyed playing the guitar and piano, cross country skiing, rock climbing, drinking fine coffee, or "any" coffee, and spending time with his new bride Robbin., Bob had a genuine soul. He loved surprising people. He was helpful and very generous with his time. Bob was a gentleman, a loyal friend and a loving husband. He will be greatly missed., Cremation has occurred and memorial services will be held on Saturday May 7, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church located at 7315 N Wall in Spokane WA with Rev. Elaine Breckenridge officiating. There will be a reception following.



Clyde "Bob" Hale

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

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsClyde "Bob" Hale died peacefully from health-related issues on April 28, 2011. Born on October 13, 1951, in Berryville, Arkansas, to Charles Hale and Alma Sims Hale, Clyde and his family moved to the Ya



Connie Carlson

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DEATH NOTICE: Winnifred E. Elwood

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:00 AM 

Winnifred E. Elwood, 91, of Pullman, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Glenhaven Adult Family Home in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of arrangements. [...] 



David Allen Dickson

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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. 



David Vincent Cantino

David Vincent CANTINO David Vincent Cantino passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, 5/1/11, in Federal Way, WA. Survived by his wife Lynn of 37 years, his daughters Christina and Ashley (Jordan Parmenter), his mother Blanche, his sister Cindy (James Hobbs), his brother Wayne, and his niece Holly (Avery and Sophia). He was preceded in death by his daughter Dalene and his father Vincent Teresa. A committal service will be held on Thursday, 5/5/11 at 2:00pm at BONNEY-WATSON Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd., Seatac, WA 98188.



Delmont "Del" Ulrich

Delmont "Del" ULRICH Age 92, passed away on Friday, April 22. Del was born at home in 1919 in Connell, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington and then attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Del received specialty training in Internal Medicine at Milwaukee County Hospital where he earned his first paycheck as a doctor - 25 cents! During WWII Del served in the US Army Medical Corps at Madigan General Hospital. Following the war, he interned at Harborview Hospital where Del met Swanie, the love of his life. They were married in 1946. Del set up medical practice in Seattle. He often said, "I love practicing medicine." Del treated his patients with integrity and compassion. He was also active in the Washington State Society of Internal Medicine, Washington State Medical Society and King County Medical Society. Del taught clinical medicine at the UW Medical School for 33 years. He enjoyed the intellectual stimulation of interacting with medical students. Del was an avid Husky football fan. Del and Swanie shared extensive world travel. They enjoyed skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, tennis, and boating in the San Juans. An annual highlight was getting together with relatives and going salmon fishing at Neah Bay. Del took great pride in barbequing the salmon that he had caught. In 1983, Del retired and took up another career - being a grandfather. With his grandsons, he enjoyed many outdoor activities - salmon fishing, camping and skiing. Del took a genuine interest in their activities and academic pursuits. Del was a faithful member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Laurelhurst. He and Swanie attended for 60 years. Del's deep love and devotion to his faith, family and friends was paramount in his life. Del was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially their three children, Bev Allen (Jim), Jim Ulrich (Cyndy) and Dean Ulrich and their five grandsons, Paul (Iva), Mark, Eric, Ryan and Aaron. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 26th, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in the Chapel, 4805 NE 45th St, Seattle. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.



Donald E. Howard

Passed away on April 28, 2011 at Sacred Heart Hospital. Don was born July 11, 1933, in Tensed Idaho to parents C. Ward and Bessie Howard. A long time resident of Spokane, the family moved here where Don attended Libby Junior High and went on to Lewis & Clark where he graduated in 1953. He attended many technical schools. Don spent several years in the Civil Air Patrol and then went into the Air National Guard for 6 years, mostly as a cook. He was in the Army from 1956 -1958 and spent most of his time at the Nevada Test Site. Don work many jobs in his life starting with the Union Pacific Railroad, Ideal Cement, Hillyard Processing, Adams Tractor, ASC Machine Tools, Empire Boring and Sun Runner Boats, he did plant maintenance and Heavy equipment repair. Don was a member of The HASSIE car club and Pacific N.W. Kaiser-Frazer Owners Club. He loved the old cars and motorcycles and has many trophies for the work on them. Don is survived by wife of 49 years Kay Howard; children Dorene Carney, Clayton (Linda) Howard and Julie (Mark) Morris; 12 grandchildren, Patrick, Jonathan, Lisa, Benjamin, Madeline, Joseph, Marshal, Cody, Andrea, Rebecca, Howard and Delaney; and sister Marge Hitchcock. He was preceded in death by Parents C. Ward & Bessie Howard in 1979. Viewing will be held May 6 from 8-5. A celebration of life will be held May 7th at 4:30 PM at Heritage Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Veterans Cemetery or Heart Research in his memory.



Donald Richard Kuipers

Don was born and raised in Chicago, IL, the youngest of four children, John, Marie and June. After graduating from Kelly High School he attended DePaul University. He served in the, during the, as an Airman Radio Electrician flying reconnaissance missions over the South China Sea. In 1956 he met his loving wife Mary Schulte who would have celebrated 55 years of marriage this August. While working as a part time security guard and fulltime salesman for Ryerson Steel of Chicago, Don and Mary began raising four children, Mark, Lynn, Karen, and Peggy while living in the suburb of Oaklawn, IL. In 1965 Don and Mary made a life changing move to Spokane, WA where their fifth child Andrew was born in 1967. Towards the end of Don's career at Ryerson he and Mary moved to Kent, WA. When retirement came, the couple settled in Post Falls, ID where he was preceded in death by son Andrew Kuipers. Don enjoyed playing the saxophone, listening to good jazz and playing golf. He was a meticulous worker around the house and enjoyed building things for his six grandchildren. Deep in his heart he loved to teach his kids about their Chicago heritage, and always stayed close to family and friends in Illinois. Living in Post Falls allowed him to become a member of the local American Legion Post where he looked forward to telling stories from the past. His special qualities went beyond his hobbies and interests. Don's greatest gift came in being such a caring and patient listener to family and friends. He was blessed with a warm friendly personality, coupled with his south Chicago sense of humor. His passing will truly leave an empty space in all of us, for he set the standard for personal character and integrity. We take comfort in knowing that a part of Don will continue to live by the reflection of the lives of his family. He was a man who gave unselfishly of himself to all who knew him. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at St. George's Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St. Post Falls, ID with a luncheon to follow in the church basement. ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, POST FALLS, ID.



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 M. Bourdage

Elizabeth M. BOURDAGE Elizabeth M. Bourdage beloved wife of Elmer J. Bourdage, passed away on November 17, 2010. Born on October 16, 1924 in Spokane Washington to Ralph and Frances Whitemarsh. She was raised in Pasco, Washington with her brother, Bruce and sister Jean. She met Elmer when he was sta tioned at the Navy Base in Pasco, WA during World War II. While he was overseas she moved to Seattle where she went to work for Boeing in the tool room. Elmer and Elizabeth were married on August 26, 1945 in Seattle Wash ington. She worked for the Post Of fice before getting a position at Stan dring Hospital in Burien Washington (later known as Shorewood Hospit al), where she retired from in 1989. She was the loving mother of four sons. Thomas in San Diego, Donald in Burien, Robert in Fort Worth and John in Burien. She is survived by her husband, Elmer, sons Thomas (Rebecca), Donald, Robert (Michelle) and John. Grandchildren Joseph, Aaron (Jerelyn), Regina, Monique and Mallory (Jeff). Great-Grandchil dren Rory and Brady. A celebration of her life will be held at Fauntleroy Church in West Seattle on May 7th at 2pm. Donations can be given in her honor to the American Cancer Society or to Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ in West Seattle.



Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Florence LaDene Leader

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Fred D. Broome

Passed away April 27, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born August 27, 1921 to T.J. and Mary Edna Donathan Broome, in Leedey, OK. After serving in the, , Fred graduated from the University of Denver in 1950. He was employed in the electrical supply industry in Denver until his retirement. He moved to Spokane in 1986. He enjoyed music and reading. He is survived by a brother, Orland Broome (June) of Delta, CO., and sister Bobbie Marks (Larry) of Spokane, WA., and many nieces and nephews. Fred was a good man, a good friend and he will be greatly missed.



Freda McQuigg

Freda McQUIGG Freda Lorene McQuigg, born August 18, 1929 passed away May 2nd, 2011 with her family present at her home in Carnation, WA. She is survived by her three children, Monta Frost of Carnation, Velma Harmon of Cle Elum and Donald McQuigg of Eagle River, Alaska. She leaves six grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel, Flynn, Lexi, Kristen and Kelsey. Freda moved to Carnation in 1968 with her husband Bill, who passed away in 1998. They were married 51 years. She has touched the lives of those around her and is a beloved member of her community and neighborhood. She will be greatly missed by her friends and loved ones. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church located at 31911 East Blanche Street in Carnation, WA 98014. A brunch reception will follow in the parish hall. In honor of Freda's fondness for food, family and friends, please bring a dish to share! We hope to see you on Saturday.



Frieda H. Parks

Frieda H. Parks, age 85 passed away peacefully on April 28, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 26, 1925 in Lamoure County, North Dakota to Frederick Weight and Martha Weight-Baier. Frieda married George R. Parks on July 31, 1945 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Spokane, Washington. They settled in North Plains, Oregon and raised two children. Frieda served as a homemaker and George as a candy maker for Sweethearts & VanDuyn Chocolate Shop in Portland, Oregon. They shared a love for vacationing on the Oregon Coast, camping, fishing, golfing and spending time with family. Frieda will be greatly missed by her son Larry Parks, daughter Vivian/husband Milo Hallmark, granddaughter Valerie Hallmark, Melissa Hallmark, great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jordan Hallmark sister Ellen/husband Vern Risseeuw, sister Delores Thompson, brother Ronald Weight, brother-in-law Richard Parks/wife Corrine, sister-in-law Edith Miller/husband Bud, and sister-in-law Marge Knapp and several nieces and nephews whom she adored. Frieda will be reunited in heaven with her parents Frederick & Martha Weight, husband George R. Parks, brother Elmer Weight, grandson Adam Hallmark and her sister in Christ, Beverly McKissick. Frieda was loved by all who knew her and her strong faith and angelic spirit inspired others to join her in her close walk with the Lord. A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 858 West Smith Road, in Bellingham on Saturday, May 14th at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church. You may share your condolences with the family at



Frieda Mae Fournier

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Gail Beacham-Picken 55, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at her home., A complete obituary will be published in the Skagit Valley Herald at a later date., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Gary F. Adkins

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 2:00 PM 

Gary was a lifelong resident of the Wenatchee Valley, retiring from Alcoa after 23 years. Gary loved everything outdoors. In his younger years, he enjoyed hiking and camping with family and friends on the local trails, weekend trips to the cabin at Fish Lake and vacationing at Ocean Shores, but he was truly in his element panning for gold down at the Wenatchee River.



George Chamberlain III

George Edward Chamberlain III of Bellingham passed away after a brief illness on Friday the 29th of April 2011, at the age of 57. He was born on November 3rd, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to George Edward Chamberlain II and Pauline (Muthard) Chamberlain. George worked at Intalco for 23 years where he was involved in union leadership and coordinating United Way efforts in Whatcom County. George started working at St. Joseph Hospital in 2003 in the CT department as a transporter where he touched many lives with his smiling face and singing a tune to put his patients at ease. George had a passion for music, and being at Woodstock as a teenager was one of his fondest memories. In the late 80's, George was a member of the local rock band "Night Moves," where he played the guitar and sang classic rock. George enjoyed gardening and spending time with his granddaughters and family. He was also very involved in the AA group "Dry Dock," where he chaired meetings and touched lives with sobriety. His wife Beth Ann Salisbury precedes George in death. He is survived by his son Mark (Amy) Chamberlain, daughter Laura Salisbury, granddaughters Eve, Ella and Mya Chamberlain, sisters Louise O'Flaherty, Mary Crug, and Leah Angel, many cousins, nieces, and nephews in Whatcom County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please bring your memories to share as we celebrate George's life at 7:00 PM on Friday the 6th of May 2011 at the Squalicum Boat House, 2600 Harbor Loop. A special thank you to St. Joseph Hospital and staff. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Whatcom Hospice Foundation.



Geraldine Anne Rohrbach

Geraldine Anne ROHRBACH Died peacefully April 30, 2011. Private viewing at Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory in Issaquah. May 5, 4-7 p.m. Rosary follows at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass May 24, 9 a.m. St. Louise Catholic Church, Bellevue. A reception will follow at the church, burial will be in Kingston later the same day.



Glenda Picton

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 2:00 PM 

Glenda Picton passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital. She was born September 26, 1925, at McKenna, WA. During her 85 years, she lived a full and interesting life, complete with family, friendships, travel and challenges.



Gregory S. Dullum

Gregory S. Dullum Major Gregory S. Dullum, 51, of Gig Harbor passed quietly at home on April 22. He was an F-15 fighter pilot in Desert Shield who retired in 1997. He was a successful entrepreneur who founded Kitchen Solvers of Gig Harbor and later Eagle One Realty. Greg is survived by his wife Darcy and children Jill Dullum Alvord, Rachel Seelye, Brett Dullum, Tara Harris, Annie Dullum, Katelyn Johnson, and Sarah Dullum. He also leaves behind his mother Kathy, brothers Jeff, Doug, and Mike, and 5 beloved grandchildren. His father Larry Dullum passed before him. A Memorial Service with military honors will be held at Haven of Rest Chapel in Gig Harbor on May 7 at 10am. A Celebration of Life will follow on Fox Island WA. Condolences and memories are encouraged online at



Harold Gene Gregory

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Harry Mullikin

Harry MULLIKIN 1927 ~ 2011 Harry Mullikin passed away April 30th at their winter home in Tucson, Arizona. He was 84 years old. Harry was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to William and LaVerne Mullikin. The family moved to Wenatchee, Washington when Harry was a teenager. It was there that he began his long and much loved career in the hotel business, where he worked as an elevator operator at the Cascadian Hotel. After a stint in the Air Corp during WWII, he attended Washington State College (University). He managed the Davenport Hotel in Spokane and The Washington Plaza in Seattle, before moving to Los Angeles, where he was instrumental in building the Century Plaza Hotel and became it's Managing Director. He later moved to the Westin headquarters in Seatttle as vice-president. He served on the boards of directors of United Airlines, SeaFirst (Bank of America) and The Virginia Mason Hospital. He retired from Westin Hotels, as Chairman and CEO. During these years, he and his wife of 40 years enjoyed sailing in the waters of the NW and they traveled the world for both business and pleasure. Harry is survived by his wife, Judi, his children Michael, Trisha (Don) Diers, Scott Mullikin and Kelly Mullikin Silva. Also four grandsons, Jason, Blake (Trish and Don), Travis and Jake (Kelly Silva) and his brother, Walter (Jan) and many nieces, nephews and good friends. Harry was much loved and will be sorely missed. At his request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be sent to The Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, PO Box 909, 98257 or the charity of your choice.



Henry "Tom" McCown

Henry "Tom" McCown (Age 69), passed away after a short illness on April 26, 2011. Tom was born to Henry and Mary Iloree (Shirey) on August 16th, 1941 in Albany, CA. 



James E. Miles

James E. Miles, age 87 passed away peacefully at home in Bellingham on May 1, 2011. He was born September 11, 1923 in Sumas to Ernest and Ruth Miles. Jim graduated from Mt. Baker High School in 1941. He served in the



James Wilbur Neal

James Wilbur NEAL Born June 5, 1922 in Seattle, died May 1, 2011 at Island Elder Care on Vashon Island. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy, and five children, Kathy Winge (Carl), Joe Neal, Diane Kukull (Walter), Teresa Walsh (John), and Michelle Neal (Ralph Pooler). He was preceded in death by son Jimmy and grandson Phillip Williams. He leaves 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A rosary will be said Friday, May 6th at the Island Funeral home at 7PM and the funeral Mass will be Monday, May 9th at 11AM at St. John Vianney Church on Vashon. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be in Seattle at Calvary Cemetery. Please sign on to our on line website: Donations in his memory may be sent to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. John Vianney, P.O. Box 308 Vashon 98070 or Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius N. Seattle 98109



Jan B. "JB" Stempak

Jan B. "JB" STEMPAK Jan B. Stempak ("JB"), born November 4, 1940 in Kehrsen, Germany, a 10 year resident of Leavenworth and formerly a long time resident of North Seattle, passed away April 28, 2011 at home in Leavenworth. He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Barbara Jones, sons Eric Stempak (Teresa) and Todd Stempak (Christen), grandchildren Abbi, Olivia and Lucas, brothers Stan Stempak (Chris) and Bruno Pirecki, his sons' mother Linda Punches and beloved cat Furface. JB loved fishing, golf, motorcycles, billiards and Yukon Jack. He was particularly proud of his volunteer service with Chelan County Fire District 3 and of attaining U.S. citizenship in 2008 at the age of 67. He was a member of Wenatchee Eagles Aerie No. 204 and a former member of North Seattle Eagles Aerie 4122. He had a big heart and generous soul and will be greatly missed. A celebration for JB will be held at a future date in Leavenworth.



Janell (Hanson) Ariola

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Jean L. Swannack

Entered into rest May 1, 2011 at Valley General Hospital. She was born in Spokane, WA on February 8, 1928 to Harold and Ethel Rinear. Jean graduated from Otis Orchards High School in 1945. She married high school sweetheart Bob Swannack on August 5, 1947 and they were married for 54 years. Jean graduated from Morse Beauty School in 1946. She lived her whole life in Spokane Valley, helping on the farm, drove tractor, changed pipe and milked cows. Jean loved her family, especially those grandkids. She is survived by daughter Catherine Jackson, sons Bob and Connie Swannack and Scott Swannack and Deb; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Services for Jean will be held Monday, May 9, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA. Donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 911 W. 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.



Jenna Lorraine Folden

Jenna, 48, died peacefully in her home in Vancouver, WA, under the care of her family., Jenna had a passion for learning and was an excellent student. She graduated from Rex Putnam High School in 1981 and attended Oregon State University. After college she continued her education at Portland Community College in the Dental Hygiene Program. She loved working as a dental hygienist., On September 11, 1993, Jenna married Eric Folden and the couple moved to Vancouver, WA in 1994. They were blessed with two wonderful boys, Cooper and Jack. Jenna lived out her dream of being a wife, stay-at-home mom and homemaker. She found great enjoyment watching her boys participate in their various activities. She loved working in the yard and creating a beautiful home inside and out. She especially loved to decorate during the holidays., Jenna was a strong woman of faith. She loved her church family and served faithfully to those around her. Jenna served for a short time as an Assistant Director of Women's Ministries at Summit View church. She enjoyed leading a bible study in her home for many years and loved planning events., Jenna was passionate about her family and friends. Jenna enjoyed a wide variety of hobbies and activities. She was a master gardener and loved her annual family vacations to Sun River. She was an avid watcher of the Food Channel and the beach was her favorite place to relax., Jenna showed courage, dignity and humor in her battle against colon cancer. She selflessly rendered compassion, friendship and shared her own strong faith with those she met during her chemo therapy sessions and was especially close to Tara and Jessica, her chemo nurse angels., Jenna is survived by her loving husband, Eric; beloved sons, Cooper and Jack; loving parents, Stan and Margaret Payne; loving brother, Jeff Payne and sister-in-law, Marilu and their two children, whom she cherished, Billy and Mia; devoted in-laws, Nolan and Jacquie Folden; sister-in-law, Marta Torresan and her husband, Brian and their children, Brianna and Jake; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins., A celebration of Jenna's life will be held Sat., May 7th at 3:00 p.m. at Summit View Church, 7701 NE 182nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682., Donations can be made to the, online at, , specifically to colon cancer research., Please sign Jenna's guest book at:



Jerald Taylor "Jerry" Murray

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JoAnn Koll

JoAnn passed away peace-fully at home on May 1, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Spokane on February 20, 1956 to Joseph and Audrey Koll. She is survived by her two daughters Erin Luttermoser and Tori Longie; one granddaughter Molly Luttermoser; and five siblings, Carol Sackett, Midge Hartz, Kay Cheroke, Bill Koll and Nancy Moore. She devoted herself to raising a family and being a career woman. She took pride in her professional accomplishments and the lifelong friendships she developed along the way. When she wasn't busy working and playing she loved to venture to the Oregon Coast to reflect on her journey. JoAnn lived in every moment, laughed every day and loved beyond words. She devoted her life to serving others. She was an amazing mother, devoted friend, courageous fighter and inspirational woman. JoAnn will always be remembered for her radiant smile and joyful spirit. Her legacy will live on forever. Her daughters would like to express their deepest appreciation to all JoAnn's compassionate friends and family and Dr. Corliss Newman's oncology team for their continued support and care during this long battle against Lymphoma. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in JoAnn's honor to Cancer Patient Care or Lymphoma Society. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday May 6, 2011 at 3pm at the Cheney Funeral Chapel. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, CHENEY, WA.



Joe Mertens

Joe was born in Mansfield, WA to Chris and Hazel Mertens, the youngest of six children. He grew up in Chewelah and attended St. Mary's Grade School, then graduated from St. Edward's High School in Kenmore, WA. Joe served in the U.S., for two years and following discharge, returned to Spokane, where he married Mary Elaine Vaughn on August 24, 1957. Joe completed his BA and MA degrees at Eastern Washington College of Education and taught Latin and English at high schools in Quincy, WA and Cheney, WA, where he joined the Driver Education Program. Joe went on to work directly for the Superintendent of Public Instruction training and supervising Driver Education teachers in the Eastern Washington district. He developed a Driver Education Co-op Program to provide classes in the smaller school districts and was also instrumental in updating and clarifying the Driver Education Manual. After 25 years in Education, Joe retired in 1990., Not being one to rest on his laurels, Joe became the Administrator for the Sisters of Providence, Mount St. Joseph, Spokane, WA. In Joe's striving to be of service to others, he utilized his later retirement time volunteering many hours to Caritas Outreach Ministries often taking on the most difficult projects. His helping hands were always ready., For over 30 years Joe and Elaine were involved with the Marriage Encounter Community attending many local and national events. Joe learned to snow ski while living in Chewelah and renewed his interest maintaining a season's pass until the age of 74. He also enjoyed bowling, attending the GridIron High School championship Football Games for over 20 years, and rooting on his favorite baseball teams. Joe had a joyous zest for life and a smile you'd never forget., Joe is survived by Elaine, his wife of 53 years; son, Dan (Kathy) of Fremont, CA; daughters Cathy (Mark) Myers and Karen (Ed Langlois) all of Portland, OR. He will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Theresa, Janelle and Karen Myers, Andy and Marie Langlois, and his many relatives, friends and neighbors. He is also survived by a brother, sister and numerous nieces and nephews., The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Kirk Lund and the Rockwood Clinic oncology staff for their attentive care for Joe over the past 15 years., A Vigil Service will be Friday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 3624 West Indian Trail Road, Spokane. Luncheon in the church hall immediately following the Funeral Mass. Graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, N. 7200 Wall at 1:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to:



Joyce Marie Day Lucas

Joyce Marie Day Lucas passed away from this life and into the arms of the Lord on May 2, 2011 at Whatcom Hospice House. The only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Day, Joyce was born on March 8, 1946 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Joyce was the family sunshine from the time she was born. She married Larry D. Lucas December 23, 1964 in Ottumwa. After their three daughters were born, Joyce went to college to get her degree. She graduated in 1985 Summa Cum Laude from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. Joyce was an inspired elementary education teacher. Her loving dedication and creative flair were a hallmark of every class and her instinctive talents graced several schools during her three decades of teaching. She spent the remainder of her life as a teacher, with the last twelve years spent at Skyline Elementary in Ferndale. Joyce's students, family and friends will remember her warm smile. In spite of the years of compromising health issues, she demonstrated to all only strength and grace, and worked uncomplainingly. In addition to teaching, Joyce loved reading, cooking, gardening and traveling. A beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and teacher, Joyce leaves behind her husband, Larry Lucas of Bellingham; three daughters, Kelly Lazenby, Krista Lavine and Kandi Sampson; as well as a granddaughter, Molly; her three brothers, Robert Jr., Bill and Michael Day; and her mother, Nadine Day Traxler. Her father, Robert E. Day passed away in September of 2006 in Ottumwa, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, her husband and family ask that memorials be made to the Whatcom Hospice House and the Bellingham Humane Society. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Moles Funeral Home, Bayview Chapel in Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Joyce in the online memorial guest book at



Judy Hunt Campbell

Judy Hunt CAMPBELL 77, of Seattle, joined her father, mother, and brother in the Lord's House on April 26, 2011. She was born on June 16, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio to Elizabeth Ann Adams and Arthur A. Hunt. She graduated from Stevens College, MO, in June 2 1953. She married John Clair Campbell on April 15, 1956. Judy earned her Masters in Education on August 21, 1987, and taught in the Seattle School District until 1998. Judy was an avid traveler and devoted matriarch for the Campbell Family. She is preceded in death by her father (Arthur), mother (Elizabeth), and brother (Arthur). She is survived by her beloved husband, John C. Campbell, and their five children: Kimberly Ream (Charles), Caryl Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell (Melissa), Janet Huntington (Nick), and Steven Campbell (Carrie). A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at University United Methodist Temple in Seattle.



Lance Corporal Joe Michael Jackson

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

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeJoe Michael Jackson, age 22, was born on December 26, 1988 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. He was killed in action by an Improvised Explosive Device in the Sanjin District, Helmand Province, 



Leonard Leroy Bacon

Leonard Bacon, former staff photographer/writer for the Oregonian and Public Relations Representative for PP&L, passed away April 26., He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlene; son, Ronald (Laurie); daughter, Kathi, and son-in-law, David Vickrey; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and extended family in the Topeka, KS area., He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Krista in 2010., A gathering to remember and reminisce will be held on Sat., May 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Waterford at Fairway Village, 2911 SE Village Loop, Vancouver, WA., In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society., Please sign Leonard's guest book at:



Lillian Audrey Crowley

Lillian Audrey CROWLEY Age 71. Born October 19, 1939 in Lewiston, ID and raised in Port Angeles, WA. Passed away April 25, 2011 in Burien, WA. In addition to her husband Jerry, she is survived by her children Cliff and Andrea, her siblings Lee, Dennie and Darryl, grandchildren Katie, Taylor, Darrin and Dustin, and many nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Renton on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2pm with a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at



Linda Mary Boleraski

Linda Mary BOLERASKI Linda Mary Boleraski was born June 8, 1916 in Hastings-on- Hudson, NY to John and Anna Trypuc. She passed away April 29, 2011. Linda was a resident of Redmond, WA. She was happily married to Louis Boleraski for 59 years. Linda was a charter member of the Bellevue Women's 9-hole Golf Club, a member of the Bellevue Women's Club, and a life-time member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed her Friday bridge group and VFW events, as well as music and dancing at Post 2995 in Redmond, WA. Linda is survived by daughter Lois Johnson, granddaughter Lauri Baker and her husband Brett and their children Carson and Dillon, also granddaughter Julia Wild and her children Nathan and Austin. The family welcomes the Post members, the Men's and Women's Auxiliaries, as well as other guests to a celebration of Linda's life on Sat. May 7, 4-7pm, at VFW Post 2995, 4330 148th Ave NE, Redmond, WA. Mary Cedarleaf, Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain, will preside with a prayer, Dave Rich will give a toast, Ladies Auxiliary will provide food, and the Honor Guard will perform



Lisa C. Jackson

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Lois Elaine (Proelss) REUSS

Lois Elaine (Proelss) REUSS Lois passed away from complica tions due to Parkinson's Disease April 15, 2011 after 86 years of love and support to her family and com munity. Lois was born February 13, 1925 in Seattle and spent her youth there and in West Seattle. A West Seattle High graduate, she married fellow WSHS graduate Robert W. 'Bob' Reuss and shared a life together for over 60 years. They resided in West Seattle, Kenmore and in the Monroe- Sno homish area. Bob predeceased her by 7 years to the day. Lois is survived by her two daughters, Judy and Kim, sons-in-law Byron & Bill and grand children Christin and Donovan. Those who knew Lois know of her kindness, humor, generosity and wide ranging interests. For those who didn't, Lois was a musician, singer, master gardener, naval draftsman, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, church deacon, avid reader, sometime traveler, one-time dancer, a strong community sup porter and a wonderful friend who could be relied upon in any circum stance. Lois's main passion was music - be it playing the violin, singing in choirs, attending concerts or listening to re cordings. She started playing violin at an early age and continued per forming well into her 60's. She was a member of the Everett Symphony for many years and played in numer ous groups around the area. She loved to sing, was a past member of the Bothell United Methodist Choir (AKA The BUM Singers), the Ever ett Choral and the Monroe Congrega tional choir. She loved to participate in groups of any size, for public per formances, or just for fun. She shared this passion with her daugh ters and grandaughter. Active in the community, over the years she had been a secretary for the Seattle Inboard Racing Associa tion, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Philomels. Lois's humor, vibrancy and spirit will be sorely missed. Memorials may be sent to the Booth Gardner Parkinson's Center or the Monroe Congregational Church.



Luther T. Gabrielsen

Luther T. GABRIELSEN Luther T. Gabrielsen, COL(R) USAF, 'Pastor Lou,' died peace fully 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 on March 6, 1926, but his family moved to Seattle 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 World War II veteran. Lou served in the Navy for three years as an air craft 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 minis try and so, shortly after gradua tion, he married Dee and they set off for Luther Theological Semi nary 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 US Air Force 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 addi tion to being a World War II vete ran, 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 Bronze Star. 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, where he served for 15 years. Pastor Lou is survived by his loving wife, Dolores, his daughters Debra (and David) Miles, Barbara Miles, Jennifer (and Michael) Lally, his sister Marion Holum, his grandchildren Andrea, John (and Rachel), Joshua, Rebecca, Stephanie (and Ron), 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 Thurs day, May 5, from 5-8pm, at Ever green Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA; Committal at Evergreen Washelli on Friday, May 6, at 11am; and Memorial Service and Reception at Bethle hem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st St, Marysville, WA, on Saturday, May 7, at 3pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family re quests donations in memory of Luther Gabrielsen to Advent Lu theran 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 'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.'



Lyle G. Buchanan

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Margaret V. Mann

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away May 2, 2011. Margaret was born August 16, 1921 to Laura and Joe Graham of Cheney, Washington. Margaret attended Cheney schools including two years at Eastern Washington University. She married her husband of 70 years, Howard R. Mann on October 6, 1941. They lived in Coeur d'Alene and Cocolalla, Idaho most of their married life. Margaret was a homemaker. She was active in the First Christian Church, having been a lifelong member. She loved to read and once her girls were grown worked at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. She enjoyed quilting, crafts, gardening and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Norman Graham, sister Maxine Curtis and granddaughter Kelly Erwin. She is survived by her husband Howard; daughters Lyndell Erwin (Leland), and Jeanette Branson (Robert); grandsons Shane Gregory and Jim Erwin; granddaughter Monica McLean (Jason) and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011 at The Four Seasons Assisted Living, Spring Cottage at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83838 or, , 920 N. Washington, Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99201.



Marilyn R. Sommerville

Marilyn Sommerville Marilyn R. Sommerville, 61, died April 9, 2011 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. She was born in Richmond, Va., and lived in Vero Beach for seven years, coming from Olympia, Wash. She was a special education teacher at Westwood High School in Fort Pierce. Survivors include her husband of 21 years, David W. Sommerville of Vero Beach; son, Samuel R. Sommerville of Jacksonville; brother, Rob Flora of Jacksonville; sisters, Christie R. McLean of Eagle River, Ark. and Gail C. Rogers of Mechanicsville, Va.; and one grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the



Mario T. Del Beccaro

Col. Mario T. Del Beccaro, M.D. USAF (ret) Born November 28, 1925, passed away on April 30, 2011. Mario was born and raised in Chicago. He served his country during 



Marion Helen Kathleen McClenny

Marion Helen Kathleen McCLENNY Marion was born 4-20-1921 in Eureka MT. She died on 4-29-2011. Marion is survived by her husband Lindsay, five children (Claire, Joan, Jan, Peggy, & Ed) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Alderwood Community Church 5/6/11 at 11:00 AM. Details at



Marjorie Loomis Brandon

Marjorie Loomis BRANDON Long-time Seattle resident, Marjorie Brandon, 90, went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2011. Marjorie was born on July 10, 1920 in Spokane, Washington. She graduated from Ballard High School in 1938. She then became a U.S. Navy nurse upon completion of the Nursing Program at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. She married her sweetheart, Lawrence H. Brandon on September 17, 1947 in Seattle. Marjorie was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She loved her family and prayed for them on a consistent basis. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed Bible studies at her local church. She was also very proud of her Norwegian heritage. Marjorie is remembered with love by her son, Larry Brandon (Kathy) of Deerfield Beach, Florida, her daughter, Joann Enge (David) of Lake Forest Park, Washington, her son, Paul Brandon (Denise) of Anchorage, Alaska; her five grandsons, Ryan Brandon, Kevin (Heather) Brandon, Jeffrey Enge, Timothy Brandon, Daniel Brandon; her great-granddaughter, Anabelle Brandon; beloved sister-in-law, Mary Jane Loomis; her nieces: Janie, Carol, Stephanie, Debbie and their families. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence on January 11, 2002, her brother, Dr. Olin Loomis, and by her sister, Phyllis Ward. Thank you dear staff at Nordic Woods Adult Family Home for your loving care given to our mother. Each one of you blessed her with your tenderness, exceptional care, and sweet spirits over these past several years. A heartfelt thanks to Susan Brey, RN, of Evergreen Hospice, for your sustaining support and prayers during these past eight months. Memorial donations can be sent to the Gideons, P.O. Box 55351, Seattle, WA 98155 or Evergreen Hospice, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland WA. 98034. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery on Aurora Avenue in Seattle on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM.



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)



Martha Catherine Ahola Kauttu

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Max Scott Manning

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

Webb-Shinkle MortuaryMULVANE, KS - Manning, Max Scott, stillborn Friday, April 29, 2011. Survived by his parents, Jared and Erin Manning, sisters: Emily and Kayla Manning; Papa and Nana: Dave and Tina Manning of Mulvane, Papa



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.



Mildred M. "Micki" Kazanis

Micki (Mildred M.) Kazanis was born in Helena, Montana on May 28, 1936, and passed with her three closest family members present and comforting her on May 2, 2011. Micki battled Pulmonary Fibrosis with strength and dignity for the last 3 ½ years. Micki was raised in Helena, and went on to graduate from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1958. Micki, and her four close lifelong friends were the first women to ever live off campus in an apartment at MSU., After graduation, Micki moved to Spokane with one of her college roomates and took a job at Deaconess Hospital. She met her husband shortly after moving to Spokane, who she married in November of 1959, and remained married until his death in 1998. They had two children, Alyson and Andy. In the mid 1980's, Micki and her husband Dick moved to Nevada, but the lure of Spokane, and family, brought them back in 1998 after her Dick's retirement., Despite the strong anchor of Spokane, Micki's roots in Montana always played a strong role in her life. Countless trips were made to Helena while her children were growing up, and frequent family reunions continue to this day., Micki was involved with many clubs and organizations. The neighborhood "Bridge Club," which originated in the late 1960's formed strong family friendships which remain to this day (long after a single hand of bridge has been played). Another club near and dear to Micki's heart was the "hooker club." This club was involved in the art of elaborate, traditional rug making. Despite the wholesome nature of this club, Micki loved the "shock value," of telling people she was a "hooker." One of Micki's more recent groups (in the last ten years) had been the "Bridlewood Bookies." Micki and her neighbors formed this group after she moved to the Bridlewood community following her husband Dick's death in 1998. In this club Micki enjoyed keeping up on current literature, and forming even more lifelong friendships. Other groups Micki has been involved with include a crisis line volunteer, and police department volunteer. Domestic abuse was one of Micki's lifelong champion causes., Micki was known as "Auntie Ootie," to dozens of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. In addition, she had four grandchildren. Each time one of these children (some of which are now in their 50's) came into a room, Micki's face would light up, and she would say with a big grin, "how you doin' kiddo?" Micki was as easy to talk to by any of these "kids," as the closest of friends experience., Micki is preceded in death by her sister Shirly, her husband Dick, and her mother Edna. Micki is also survived by her children Alyson and her husband David, Andy and his wife Peggy, her sister Winnie, her grandchildren Demi, Patrick, Drew and Katie, and as mentioned earlier, almost countless nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Micki is also survived by a large contingent on her husband Dick's side of the family., Micki passed on lessons in strength and courage to those around her that everyone could learn from. Micki never uttered a word of complaint about her situation, or her condition, ever. During the last 24 hours of her time with us, she greeted Hospice caregivers cheerfully. The day before her death, she replied to a Hospice nurse that she was doing fine, how was he?, She will be missed by all., Services will be held at the Universal Unitarian Church at 4340 West Fort George Wright Drive at 3 PM on Friday, May 6. Service will be followed by a celebration of her life., A sincere thank you to everyone at the Waterford, and Hospice of Spokane, we could not have gotten through this without you., Charitable donations can be made in Micki's honor to Hope House, or Hospice of Spokane.



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Netty B. Kelly

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

WENATCHEE - Netty B. Kelly was born on the family ranch in Scotts Valley, WA, June 27, 1921 and passed peacefully in Wenatchee, WA on April 9, 2011. She leaves behind a large legacy including four children, June Kramer of Wenatchee, WA, Darrel



OBITUARY: John A. Bollinger

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:00 AM 

John Alonzo Bollinger, a Moscow resident from 1976 until 2001, passed away in Boise on April 8, 2011, at the age of 70. He is remembered fondly as an unfailingly gentle, unpretentious and engaging man with the beautiful and rare combination of an approachable, amusing and supremely laid-back demeanor coupled with a sharp and engaged mind. John earned [...]



Ohm Cederberg

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Phyllis Elaine Hagerty passed away peacefully at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham on May 2, 2011 in the presence of her loving family at the age of 78. Phyllis was born October 8, 1932 in Yuma, Colorado., In her teens, she met the love of her life, Jack Hagerty at the Burlington Roller Rink and they later married on August 22, 1947. They spent the next 60 years together as soul mates until Jack's death in 2007. Phyllis was also preceded in death by her parents; grandson Kevin Hagerty; great-grandson Matthew Bernard; brothers-in-law Lee Rogers and Andy Anderson; and niece Alison Forsman., She is survived by sons Dan and Marilyn Hagerty, David Hagerty, Darrell and Laurie Hagerty; daughter Darlene and Al Eshuis; sister Lucille and Harvey Taylor; brother Cliff and Dorothy Van Matre; sisters-in-law Sue Rogers and Maxine Anderson; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews., Donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice., A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 6th at Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham., You may share your thoughts and memories of Phyllis in the online memorial guestbook at, Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel, Bellingham



Patricia "Tricia" Page

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 2:00 PM 

Patricia "Tricia" Page, 57, was born in Jackson Hole, WY on August 14, 1953, to Paul and Karlann Coughlin. On April 28, 2011, at 5:00 a.m., Tricia completed her Journey with us. She was raised in Kalispell, MT with her two brothers, Kevin and Matt, and her sister, Cris.



Peggy Kraun

Peggy KRAUN May 5, 1930 ~ May 2, 2011 A memorial service to celebrate Peggy's life will begin 3pm Sat May 7, at Flintoft's Funeral Home 425-392-6444. Friends are invited to view the full obit, pictures, share memories and sign the family's on-line guestbook at



Philip James Rush

Philip James RUSH Age 63 of Carnation. Loving husband of Nancy. Father of Karen Anne Rush, Kelly Christine Burch. Grandfather of Calvin, Olivia, Natalie, Samantha. Brother of David. Memorial service 2 PM, Fri. May 6 at FLINTOFTS ISSAQUAH FUNERAL HOME Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM



Phyllis Elaine Hagerty

Phyllis Elaine Hagerty passed away peacefully at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham on May 2, 2011 in the presence of her loving family at the age of 78. Phyllis was born October 8, 1932 in Yuma, Colorado. In her teens, she met the love of her life, Jack Hagerty at the Burlington Roller Rink and they later married on August 22, 1947. They spent the next 60 years together as soul mates until Jack's death in 2007. Phyllis was also preceded in death by her parents; grandson Kevin Hagerty; great-grandson Matthew Bernard; brothers-in-law Lee Rogers and Andy Anderson; and niece Alison Forsman. She is survived by sons Dan and Marilyn Hagerty, David Hagerty, Darrell and Laurie Hagerty; daughter Darlene and Al Eshuis; sister Lucille and Harvey Taylor; brother Cliff and Dorothy Van Matre; sisters-in-law Sue Rogers and Maxine Anderson; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 6th at Squalicum Boathouse at Zuanich Point Park, 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Phyllis in the online memorial guestbook at




Ray D. Gardner, age 58, passed away May 1, 2011 in Mount Vernon., A full obituary will follow., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home.




Rose Mary Erickson, 104, a longtime resident of Skagit County, passed away at Mira Vista Care Center on May 1, 2011., Rose was born on September 8, 1906, on a farm near Bancroft, Nebraska. She was the 4th child born of Thomas Nels Grenier and Lydia Ann Jenkins Grenier. There were nine children in the family of six girls and three boys., In 1910 the family moved west to the O'Neil area of Nebraska, where Rose started school at Opportunity, Nebraska., In 1914 the Grenier family followed the Jenkins family west to Bay View, WA, where they settled on a 36 acre stump ranch., Rose attended Bay View School with many Jenkins cousins and graduated from Burlington High School in 1926. After High School, Rose worked at the Boseman Cannery, where she met Gilmore Erickson. In 1926 Rose began work at Western Farm Co-Op as an egg candler. She moved to work in the office in 1950., Rose and Gilmore were married in 1929 and she was widowed in 1953. Rose and Gilmore did not have any children, but Rose had a special relationship with many nieces and nephews., Rose worked at Western Farmers for 45 years and retired in 1971. After retirement Rose spent 17 years as a volunteer at the Senior Center. She was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Vasa Lodge. She was a trustee of the Skagit County Historical Society., Rose moved to Mira Vista Care Center in 2006., She was a friend and beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held for her friends and relatives on Saturday, May 7, 2011, 2:00PM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274., Memorials may be given to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Robert Blair

Robert BLAIR Robert 'Bob' Blair passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2011. 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 May 7th, 2011 10-11AM at the Camano Island Chapel located at 867 S West Camano Drive, Camano Island



Robert Bowerson Sr.

BOWERSON, Robert Sr., Passed away suddenly in his home on April 30, 2011. He was born October 24, 1932. He is survived by his wife Donna and six children, Danny (Maura), Ruth, Terri (Dwayne), Susan, David (Sherry) and Robert Jr. His 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren will miss him very much. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. For more information and to read the full obituary please visit



Robert C. "Bob" Peterson

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Robert Joseph "Bob" Powers

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Roy L. Wolk

Roy L. Wolk, of Washougal, WA, passed away on May 2, 2011 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. He was 77. Roy was born on May 21, 1933 in Farmington, MT and moved to Washougal as a boy., He joined the Navy and returned to Washougal and worked at the paper mill in Camas. Roy retired from Crown Zellerbach in 1996., Survivors include his sister, Barbara (Bob) Moody; daughters, LeeAnn (Jim) Schelgel, Heidi (Ken) Paddock; grandchildren, Michael and Amanda Schlegel and Heather and Kenny Paddock., He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Leona., A memorial service will be held on Fri., May 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Straub's Funeral Home in Camas. Inurnment will be private at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



Ruth Rivin

Ruth Rivin left this world two days before her 95th birthday. She was born in Great Falls, MT on May 4, 1916, and graduated from Great Falls High School. She then attended Deaconess School of Nursing in Great Falls, MT and graduated as a registered nurse in 1973. She married Wallace Patterson in 1938 and had one daughter, Vicki. In 1943, she became an Army nurse and married Leon Rivin. Her daughter, Marcie, was born in 1945, and Vicki joined them after having lived with her grandparents. Ruth left the Spokane area for some time, but eventually returned and lived the remainder of her life here., Ruth was interested in music and played the piano. She was involved in community activities and liked to garden. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling and saw most of the states and parts of Europe. She was a loving mother and grandmother., Ruth was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Howard Stephens, and a sister, Margaret La Motte. She is survived by her two daughters, Vicki Mitchell and Marcie Roe and husband Teddy, of Billings MT; grandchildren, Debra Wogman, Shelley Wogman and husband Jim Bellotty, Kristin Melton and husband Jim, Timothy Roe and wife Karen; great-grandchildren, Michelle Greer and husband Matt, Kimberley Hiatt, Krista Hiatt, Michael Hiatt, Nickolas Melton and Ian Roe., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 10 AM in the Alwin Chapel of HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE.



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 A. (Remley) Rinehart

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

July 24, 1935 - May 2, 2011Shirley passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, Doug, and children, Pam, John, Don, and Barbara. Shirley was born July 24, 1935 to Inez and Johnny Remley in Toledo, Washington. Her family moved 




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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.



Valerie Claire (Oravetz) Wolcott

Valerie Claire (Oravetz) WOLCOTT Died peacefully May 1, 2011 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Valerie was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1962 to George and Eleanor Oravetz. She was a graduate of Holy Names Academy and University of Washington. Valerie is survived by her loving daughter, Nicole; her parents, George and Eleanor; her brother, John (Lynn); and niece and nephew, Mia and Matthew of Costa Mesa, CA. She also leaves behind many adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, and many devoted friends. A special thanks to Valerie's friends and neighbors, especially Jody, who was at Valerie's side through most of her cancer treatments the past two years; also to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance who were so kind to Valerie. We are forever grateful. She will be missed. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 6th, at 10 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 3218 W. Barrett St., Seattle, 98199. Remembrances may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, 98109. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Vincent J. Retzel

Passed away in Spokane, WA April 27, 2011. He was born September 7, 1914, in Spokane to Joseph and Emily Retzel. He was raised in Spokane living and working on the family farm. Enlisting in the Navy July 1942, he served honorably as a Gunner's Mate Second Class, with a naval gun crew on US Merchant Marine ships throughout the war. He survived the sinking of the SS John P. Gaines in November of 1943, being rescued on Thanksgiving Day. He was discharged December of 1945. After the war, he returned to Spokane where he worked the family farm and served as his parents' caregiver until their deaths. He was an avid GU fan, loved to read, explore the outdoors, and in his later years sailing on Lake Coeur D'Alene. He enjoyed being a civic volunteer, and was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ray Retzel, and his sisters Marguerite Honeychurch, Marie Johnson and Theresa Hedges. Survived by brothers Rev. Joseph Retzel S. J., Hays, MT and Thomas Retzel, Harrison, ID; sister-in-law Margaret Retzel, Spokane, WA, dear friend Melanie Hays, Spokane, WA and many nephews and nieces. His strong faith and generosity were an inspiration to all. Rosary Friday May 6th at 7 PM with funeral services May 7th at 9 AM Jesuit House Chapel. Family suggests memorials to charity of choice.



Wanda G. DeVon

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

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Wanda G. DeVon, 80, of Yakima, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Wanda ( "Mrs. 'D'") was born in White Salmon, Washington and had lived in Yakima since 1959. Survivors include her fou



William Burril

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, "come to me". With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. All though we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our heart to prove to us, he only takes the best., Bill passed away April 25th, at his home where he chose, surrounded by his family. Bill was born to Bert and Alice Burril on March 9, 1933. He was the 3rd of 7 children, Bill started working at a young age for the SP&S Railroad later becoming a Conductor which now is the Burlington Northern, Bill retired in 1978 after a back injury. He has delivered the Spokesman-Review in the Chewelah/ Valley area for the last 20 years. Bill is survived by his wife Jeannette; three sisters Olive, Myra, and Linda; also by his children, Alec, John, Jodi, Billie Jean, Jill, and Julie; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grand- children. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bert and Vern, sister Doris, children Norman and Judy., Memorial service on May 7th, 2011 at 3:30 at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, Washington. Ashes to be buried at gravesite. The family wishes to thank Hospice for their great care, in his time of need.



Winona "Nonie" DeLeo

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



Yolanda Marie "Lana" Schmidt

Yolanda "Lana" Marie Schmidt of Vancouver, WA, passed away on April 30, 2011. She was born to Waymon H. and Phyllis J. Shadwick and graduated from Evergreen High School in 1973., Lana worked for Social and Health Services for many years., She loved her family and friends, cooking, baking and traveling. Lana is survived by her husband, Nick; son's, Jay (Kathy) McEathron of Redmond, OR and Jeremy McEathron of Los Angeles, CA; step-son, Nicholas Schmidt of Vancouver; three grandsons, Jack, Derek, and Daniel; mother, Phyllis Anderson; brothers, Ed Masters, Ray Shadwick, Norman Rea; sisters, Linda Columbus and Ruth Shadwick., She was preceded in death by her very special dad, Robert E. Masters; father, Waymon Shadwick; step-son, Jason Schmidt; and many special friends. Two grandma's that had a very strong and special influence on her life were Esther Graves, known as "Nan" and Estelle Blaschke., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sat., May 7, 2011 at the Orchards United Methodist Church., Contributions to NW Cancer Specialists or any cancer society that does research for all cancers, Rubyredshoe Boxes (, ), Ray Hickey Hospice House or, Arrangements entrusted to Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Lana's guest book at:

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