Thursday, May 5, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/05/2011


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.



Adra R. Stratton

Passed away May 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born in Red Fork, OK September 12, 1922. She was the beloved mother of Ralph Stratton, Janice Noe and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Stratton. Mrs. Stratton was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Stratton and daughter, Sandra Burke. She was the loving grandmother of Mike Stratton, Tina Kosmicki, Caleb Noe, Elysia Hayden, Jessica Riggs and Tamara Burke. She is also survived by six great grandchildren; Troy Haught, Emily and Elaina Stratton, Caitlin and Hannah Kosmicki, and Gavin Hayden. A resident of Spokane since 1949 she was a past president of the Willard School P.T.A., past president of the Nine Mile Women's Club, life member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, and a long time member of T.O.P.S. WA488 where she made many dear friends. Family and friends may visit Thursday, May 5th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Hazen & Jaeger followed by private entombment at Fairmount Memorial Park. The family would like to express their thanks to Classy Retreat Adult Homes, and request that memorial contributions be made to Horizon Hospice.



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, 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.



Alice D. Pappas

Alice D. PAPPAS Alice D. Pappas passed away May 2, 2011 in Seattle, WA. She was born October 22, 1932 in Agrinion, Greece and has been a resident of the Seattle area for 51 years. Alice was preced ed in death by her husband Bill Pappas, of 33 years. She is survived by her children, Jim Pappas, Irene Pappas, and Olga Dyckman; grand children Christopher and Olivia Dyckman and Marcus, Mason, and Ava Pappas; and son-in-law Curt Dyckman and daughter-in-law Kim Campbell. Alice was a beloved moth er and grandmother. Funeral ser vice will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.



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.



Arlene M. Lowe

Arlene M LOWE Age 85, of Seattle, died April 20th 2011. She was preceded in death by parents Lawrence & Nora, devoted husband of 61 years John, brother Leo Erhart and in-laws. Survivors are children John, Pamela (and husband Robert) Stewart, Cynthia (and husband Steve) Jenkins. Grandchildren, Michael Lowe, Lauren and Andrew Stewart. Also brother Larry Erhart and wife Sue, and sister Shirley Roloff & many niec es, nephews and cousins. A funer al service will be held at Holy Family West Seattle May 6th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in Arlene's name.



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



Bret Thayer

After a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Bret Thayer, 52, of Camano Island, WA passed away in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 with his family by his side., Bret graduated from Stanwood High School in 1978, then served four years in the, . After returning to Camano Island, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda. Together Bret and Linda built their home and raised their children, Monica, 23, and Brandon, 22., Bret worked at Schenk Packing Co. in Stanwood until his illness progressed., It was a great honor for Bret to have the opportunity to serve his community working as a volunteer, with the Camano Island Fire Department. Bret was a kind and generous man who loved to help others. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the beach, boating, crabbing, kayaking, and going on family vacations. We will always remember his heartwarming smile. Bret touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him., Bret is preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Herbert Thayer Jr.; and brother, Herbert III., Bret is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda; daughter Monica, soon to be married to Blake Wickstrom; a son Brandon; brothers, Tony, Tim and twin brother Bart; and numerous other family and friends., A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., at Camano Chapel, 867 West Camano Drive, Camano Island., Memorials may be made to the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter, 19115 68th Ave S., Suite H105, Kent, WA 98032, or to the Camano Island Fire and Rescue.



Bro. John William Brownell

Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:24 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

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Carol Mae Johnston

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Carol Mae Johnston passed away peacefully after a short battle with leukemia on May 1, 2011, surrounded by her family. Carol Mae Saar was born on May 9, 1931 to Laird and Mary Saar in Yakima, WA. She spent her youth in Califor



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



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.



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.



DEATH NOTICE: James O. McMains

Thursday, May 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

James O. McMains, 72, of Genesee, died May 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Lewiston. Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. [...] 




01/06/53 - 04/29/11, Donald passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, WA, from a ten year battle with lung disease, with his family at his side when God called him home., He was a Mount Vernon graduate with the class of 1972., He was a Navy brat, born in Wichita, Kansas to Donal and Sylvia (Patten) Hufferd., He was preceded in death by his father, Donald and grandparents and grandson Devon McCoy., He is survived by his mother, of Sedro-Woolley, WA, his angel Linda of Bow, WA, his daughter, Dawn (Jason) children Jordan and Autumn McCoy of Sedro-Woolley, WA, son, Matthew of Sedro-Woolley, WA. Brothers, David of Mount Vernon, WA, Jack of Shreveport, LA, his sister, Pamela Stokes of Orcas Island. Nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles., Memorial services will be held a the Avon United Methodist Church on Avon Allen Road, Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Edd Denton officiating.



David Joseph Shore

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



David L. Cunningham

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



Death Notice - John Sutlick

Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:17 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 23, 1997 - May 5, 2011 



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.



Doyle E. Middleton

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



Edward J. McGowan

Edward J. McGOWAN Edward J. McGowan, 95 Born: Marshall, Texas, Sept. 7, 1915 Passed: Seattle, WA, May 1, 2011 There will be a rosary for 'Mac' on Thursday, May 5, at 7PM at Greenwood Funeral Home in Renton. His funeral will be held on Friday, May 6, at 11AM at St. Anthony's Church in Renton. A reception at St. Anthony's Hall will immediately follow the funeral. He will rejoin his beloved wife of 63 years, 'Betty' at Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way at 3PM. He is survived by his children: Daniel Edward, Elizabeth Ann, Victoria Lynn, Lawrence Joseph, and Kevin Paul; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.



Efthimis Efthimiadis

Efthimis EFTHIMIADIS Efthimis Efthimiadis passed away Thursday, April 28th 2011 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Efthi was born in Athens, Greece and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Athens and Master and Doctoral degrees from City Univer sity, London. In London, he met and married the love of his life, Jagoda. Efthi moved to the U.S. to teach at UCLA and he and Jagoda lived in Los Angeles where their son Nicholas was born, before moving to Seattle to both work for the Universi ty of Washington. Efthi was a profes sor in the Information Science School at the University of Washing ton for 14 years. Efthi's expertise was in the area of information retrieval and user-centered design for which he was well known and respected both nationally and interna tionally. Efthi is remembered by his colleagues for his intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for research, as well as his kindness, sense of humor and infectious smile. Efthi was an active person and he loved to travel and spend time with his family. Efthi is survived by Jagoda, his son Nicholas, and his mother Veta and brother Agapios, both of Athens, Greece. Efthi's fami ly and friends will remember Efthi for his courage, his joy in life, and his selfless commitment and loyalty to those he loved. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Nicholas' college fund. A memorial celebration of Efthi's life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 8th at the University of Washington Faculty Club.



Eleanor Justice Swoboda

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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.



Emily Elizabeth Baglien

Emily Elizabeth BAGLIEN Emily went home to her Lord and Savior on May 3rd, 2011. Emily Elizabeth Baglien born June 21, 1919 in Malta, Montana to Clarence and Nellie Peterson Whitaker. Moved to North Dakota at age 2. She was the middle of seven children. Emily graduated from Covington High in North Dakota in 1938. Married Ray C. Baglien August 1, 1942 in Reno, Nevada. Ray was a flight engineer in the Air Corps, stationed at Stockton Field, California. After leaving the service they moved to Renton, Washington in 1946. They were married for 68 years. Emily was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for 55 Years; member of American Legion Auxiliary Fred Hancock, Unit 19 in Renton for 61 years. Emily and Ray have three wonderful daughters Charlene Tucker (Tom), Jodine Warfle (Ed) and Candace Long (Wayne); four granddaughters Michelle, Tiffany, Monica and Tami; nine great grandchildren. Funeral Services Monday, May 9, 2011 3:00 P.M. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1024 Monroe Ave NE, Renton 98056 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Renton.



Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Francis Henry "Frank" Beckett Jr.

Francis "Frank" Henry Beckett Jr., aged 80, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at his home in Brush Prairie, WA. He died of natural causes. He was born March 14, 1931, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Irene and Francis Henry Beckett., Frank attended Moses Brown Preparatory School and later, Brown University. He interrupted his schooling to serve in the Navy during the, . After completing his service, he attended, in Los Angeles, California, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree., Frank settled in Los Angeles and took employment in the aerospace industry. His career saw its longest success with the Hughes Aircraft Company, a firm he joined in the 1960s as a beginning engineer and retired from in 1991 as a top executive in the Missile Systems Group. He was particularly proud of his work in the development of the "Maverick" missile, and later, of the "Amraam" - a missile that has been deployed in Iraq in defense of U.S. combat forces., A frequent visitor to the Pacific Northwest during his work vacations, Frank chose to relocate to Washington upon his retirement. He enjoyed the state's beauty and rustic serenity, and had a keen water-lover's interest in the Columbia River. Until his death, he had lived over a dozen contented years at his Brush Prairie home, "Windenfir", with his wife, Patricia., Frank will be remembered as a man of wisdom and wide learning, with a practical turn-of-mind, modest and without pretense, who had a deep love of his family, his country, and his home., He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Patricia; his daughter; and three sons; and his sister, Betty., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 9, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 8701 NE 119th Street, Vancouver, Washington., Please sign the Guest Book at



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.



Frederick H. Myers

Frederick H. MYERS Frederick Howard Myers died Sunday April 24, 2011 at his home in Sammamish, WA. Fred was born in Seattle January 28, 1949 to Howard & Gladys Myers of Kirkland, WA, the oldest of four siblings. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1967 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, in 1971. Fred was passionate about every aspect of his life, which he enjoyed and lived to the fullest. He loved sports, especially rugby and baseball. He started playing rugby when he was at the academy and continued playing competitively for several years after. He devoted countless hours to coaching, mentoring youth baseball. He relished the time he spent with family and friends. He was always the life of the party! Fred is survived by his siblings, Scott Myers (Chris)of Kirkland, Gary Myers (Renee) of Tacoma and Cheryl Saiz (Ted) of Bayfield, CO, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Viewing will be at Barton Funeral Home of Kirkland, WA Thursday, May 5 from 3-5 pm. A military funeral will be held at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA, May 6 at 11:00 am with a reception following at Meridian Grange 15422 272nd Kent, WA. Fred, may you have fair winds and following seas.



Galdino Cantu Sr.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahGRANGER - Galdino Cantu Sr., age 92, of Granger died Friday, April 29, 2011, at home surrounded by family. Galdino was born in Edinburg, Texas, the son of Eutacio and Isabel Cantu. 



Gloria Newland

Gloria NEWLAND Gloria Newland died peacefully at home on May 3, 2011. Services will be held in West Seattle on May 7. Please sign our online guest book at 



Gregory Eugene Berke

Greg Berke, 54, passed away March 31, 2011 at the V.A. Hospital in Seattle, WA. Greg was born June 5, 1956 in LeMars, Iowa to Gene and Marilyn Berke., He attended LeMars Elementary School. In 1969 the family moved to Marysville, WA where Greg attended Marysville Jr. High and then graduated from Pilchuck High School in 1974. After graduation Greg enlisted in the, in 1974 and was honorably discharged in 1977 reaching the rank of Yeoman Second Class. Greg then continued his education and enrolled at E.C.C where he studied and earned his Associates Degree in Business. Last September Greg was reacquainted with his high school friends at the Pilchuck High School Reunion and Golf Tournament. He truly enjoyed and loved his classmates dearly and cherished the time spent with them., Greg is survived by his mother, Marilyn and step-father, Bill Pennington; brother, Bill (Dee); sister, Evelyn (Keith); step-brother, Rick Pennington; step-sister, Pam Berwald; uncle, Gary and Aunt, Rita, Miller; cousins, Scott and Russell Miller, Jon and Steven Dalberg; son, Ryan; daughter, Angela; nieces, Jennifer, Lindsy and Sarah; nephew, Zach; granddaughters, Bailey, Kaytlin and Meagan., Greg was preceded in death by his father, Gene Berke; grandparents, Glenn and Irene Miller and Bill and Olive Westergard., Funeral service to be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., May 7, 2011 at the Navy Chapel located at the Navy Support Complex Smokey Point, 13900 45th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271. A celebration of life to be held after service from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the lounge at Maxis Restaurant, located in the south end of the Kmart shopping plaza parking lot. Food provided with a no host bar.







Hazel Louise McGoldrick

Hazel Louise McGoldrick was born on March 10, 1933 and went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2011. She was born to Harry and Hazel Nickerson in Clarkston, WA. She was a life-long resident of the NW. Hazel had many hobbies. She enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing and shopping. She loved to travel with Larry and their dog in their RV. The ocean was one of her favorite places to go. Hazel was very artistic and always had some project she was working on., Hazel is survived by her loving husband, Larry, of 58 years; children, Robert and Linda (Norman); her sister, Dean (Bob); brother, Claude (Linda); and brother-in-law, Brown; four grandchildren, Erica, James (Misty), Karen and Kim; and seven great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all, but her infectious smile will always be remembered., A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Ave. S in Edmonds, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the, or to your favorite charity in her name.



Helen C. Minton

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

ANACORTES - Longtime Yakima resident, Helen Minton, passed away April 15, 2011 at Fidalgo Care Center in Anacortes, WA. Born June 23, 1910 in Northwood, ND to T.O. & Belle Heraldson, the oldest of three daughters, Helen grew up in Grand Forks,



Herbert F. Andrews

Herbert Andrews, 82, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011., A memorial service honoring his life is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett., A reception will follow the services. 



Holly Lea Gaynor

Holly Lea Gaynor, 58, of Battle Ground, WA, passed away on April 23, 2011. She was born in Boise, ID to John and Dorothy Amyx on July 19, 1952., Holly and Tom are the owners of Gaynor's Automotive., She enjoyed her pets, cooking, and drag racing with her family and friends., Thanks to Dr. Deodhar, The Salmon Creek Dialysis Center, and the Legacy Kidney Transplant Services., Holly is survived by her husband, Tom Gaynor; sons, Tommy and John Gaynor; daughter-in-law, Shannon Gaynor; grandchildren, Lauren and Ty; mother, Dorothy Chandler, Ken Chandler; sisters, Angie Allen and Katie Farden; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins., She was preceded in death by her father, John Amyx., Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Sat., May 7, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the, Please sign Holly's guest book at:



Howard I. Sebring

Howard I. SEBRING Howard I. Sebring, born October 21, 1931 in Centralia, Kansas, passed away May 01, 2011. He is the father of Dan, Patrick, Ben, Nick, Trena and Sandra; grandfather of (11) grand kids and (3) great-grand kids and brother to Laura Blakley and 5 siblings who preceded him in death. Visitation will be held on Friday, 05/6 from 2-5 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm at BONNEY-WATSON Washington Memorial Chapel, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA. (206) 242-1787. Please sign the guest book at



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.



Jetta Mae Lawrence

Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:00 PM 

Jetta Mae Lawrence, 85, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on May 2, 2011. She was born on April 5, 1926, in Oil Trough, AR to Robert Arthur and Mary Ethel Pearce. In 1949, while working at a bank in Batesville, AR, she met Charles W. Lawrence and they were married December 24th of that year.



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:



Johanna "Josie" Picinich

Johanna 'Josie' PICINICH Johanna 'Josie' Picinich, 82, of Friday Harbor, Washington passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011. She was born on the island of Susak, Croatia on September 28, 1928 to Jack and Anna (Bussanich) Morin. Josie immigrated to Hoboken, New Jersey when she was two years old. She married John Picinich in 1946 and they later moved to Gig Harbor, WA. In 1951 they moved to West Seattle where Josie resided until 1994 when she moved to Friday Harbor. Josie was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, adored by her family. She entertained all with her humor, singing, and baking. Josie loved taking care of her family and using her computer to stay in touch with everyone. She enjoyed surfing the internet and shopping. Josie was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1982. She will be greatly missed by her family; daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Mike Holmes; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Carol Picinich, Jr., both of Seattle, Dave and Wendy Picinich of Friday Harbor; grandchildren and spouses, Larry Holmes, Julie (Jason) Woodward, Lorrie (Tim) Campbell, Greg (Dawn) Holmes, all of Seattle, Jason (Michelle) Picinich of Spanaway, Jeff (Danielle) Picinich of Port Angeles, Cameron (Tanya) Picinich of Sea Tac, Marc Picinich of Friday Harbor, and Jill (Martin) Whitfield of Las Vegas, NV; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4210 SW Genesee Street, in West Seattle followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. and reception. Interment will be held at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, WA at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2011. Memorials may be made to Josie's favorite charity, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. A memorial service will also be held in Friday Harbor at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Josie, please sign the online guest register at



John Brownell

Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:21 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 13, 1919 - May 1, 2011 



Johnnie L. "Precious" Horne

Johnnie L. Horne "Precious" August 5, 1937 April 30, 2011 Departed this life on earth and began a new one in glory. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and Christian friend to many. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, the Reverend Dr. Charles A. Horne, 3 sons, Charles V. (Sandra), Michael A., Roudrik; grandchildren Daniel C. and Faith D. Horne; 3 sisters Mary Nunn, Ola Shelton (Reverend Dr. J. Vincent Shelton), Bettie Larkin (Henry) and 1 brother Clifford Campbell (Tessie). Donations to



Joseph "Joey" Cerfus

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Juanita J. Culp

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Juanita J. Culp, 97 who was born April 11, 1914 in Burien, WA. died on April 30, 2011 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was preceded by her mother, Bessie; three brothers, Walt




Kramer Dee Blackwell, 19, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2011., He was born on September 23, 1991, in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Rob & Lori (Czerski) Blackwell. He made his home and attended school there, and was preparing to graduate from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 2011., Kramer endured many physical disabilities and numerous surgeries over the years, but he never complained and it never dulled his enthusiasm for life. He was the perpetual jokster trying to get you to laugh or he was the warming arms with a hug for comfort; and that smile..., In his brief lifetime he has traveled more, and met more people than anyone could ever imagine. He was a huge sports fan and had met so many sports figures and attended numerous events from NASCAR to all of the Northwest sporting events. He was a stats encyclopedia for many of them., Kramer loved being with and around people. He would travel all around Skagit & Whatcom counties just to see his friends. He loved them and they loved him., Kramer is survived by his mother, Lori Blackwell of Sedro-Woolley; his father Rob Blackwell and his companion Jamie of Bow; maternal grandparents, Evonne & Dennis Moran of Concrete and paternal grandparents, Bud & Pat Blackwell of Mount Vernon; great-grandmother, Irene Czerski and adopted grandmother, Kay Brown of Sedro-Woolley; aunt & uncle, Saundra & Mike Blackwell; great-aunt & uncle, Lilyann & Jerry DiPietro, great-uncle, Merek Czerski and cousins, Alex, Jordan & Elliot Blackwell and Sara & Emily DiPietro., A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Wendy Tingley officiating. Visitation will be available at Lemley Chapel on Thursday May 5th thru Saturday May 7th from 9am to 5pm., Memorials are suggested to Children's Hospital, M/S S200 PO Box 50020, Seattle, WA 98145-5020., Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Share memories of Kramer and sign the online guest register 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



Lin Stimus

Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:00 PM

Lin Stimus, age 66, was a longtime East Wenatchee, WA resident. Lin was born in Alexandria, LA. At age six, she moved to Pollock Pines, CA, where she finished her education and worked her first job as a Data Entry Programmer. Her love for the outdoors sent her down a new path.



Lisa C. Jackson

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Lyle G. Buchanan

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Lynda K. Lilley

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




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Madeleine Miller Lucas

Madeleine Miller LUCAS Madeleine Miller Lucas, nee' Madeleine Mae Miller, 79, died on January 20, 2011 of complications from congestive heart failure. She was born May 6, 1933 in Queens, New York City, New York, the daughter of John and Margaret Miller. Madeleine graduated from Hunter high school, class of 1951. Following graduation, she attended Hunter College and the University of Michigan, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Humanities. After college Madeleine met and married Andre' Cavaro Lucas, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Andre' and Madeleine travelled extensively in Europe and the United States as part of Andre's military career, living in Germany, France, New Mexico, Kansas, North Carolina, Georgia and New York, to name a few. Madeleine settled in Seattle, Washington after Andre' was killed in Vietnam in 1970. Upon her retirement from her job at the Census Bureau, Madeleine moved to Reno, Nevada, where she lived until her death with her significant other, John Yurgavich. Madeleine loved to play bridge, collect stamps and travel throughout her life. She leaves behind two sons, John Lucas of Tenino, Washington and William Lucas of Edmonds, Washington, their wives Susan and Catherine, two grandsons Andre' and Ian Lucas and a stepgrandson, Jason Greene. A service of remembrance will be held at the Dusted Valley Winery tasting room in Woodinville, Washington at six o'clock in the evening on Friday, May 6, 2011. Madeleine's ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York on June 22, 2011.



Manuel "Manny" Fernandez

Manuel "Manny" Fernandez of Independence, OR, (also known by his loving brother as "Mangolo"), passed away May 2, 2011 at the age of 71. He was born June 10, 1939 in Havana, Cuba., While in Cuba, Manny was a Merchant Marine., He moved to Portland, OR in 1968 and became a U.S. citizen in 1973., Manny was married to Sharon Giffin and together they have five children: Sally, Paula, Smokey "Brian", Bridget and Gary. Manuel and Sharon later divorced., Manuel worked for Frito Lay for 20 years., He enjoyed playing soccer, boxing, family BBQ's and spending time with his brother Jose., Survivors include his children; brother, Jose Fernandez of Independence; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Carlson of Independence; nieces: Maria Rardin of Independence, Teresa Connor of Independence; god-daughter and niece, Encarnacion Ingram of Vancouver and Caridad Devries of Independence; several great-nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his nephew, Jose Fernandez., Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wed., May 4th with services at 6:00 p.m. all at Farnstrom Mortuary, 410 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351., Arrangements Entrusted to Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence., Please sign Manny's guest book at:



Margaret Jane "Marge" Schweitzer

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Margaret Nilson

Margaret Nilson of Shoreline, WA, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 1, 2011., She was born June 29, 1920 in Petersburg, AK. The daughter of Christian and Mamie Tveten, she was the fourth of four children. She graduated valedictorian from Petersburg High School and attended Linfield College in Oregon for one year. She married the late Melvin Nilson of Seattle in October 1948. During their 38 years of marriage, they resided in Seattle and Edmonds, moving to Marysville in 1957, where they raised their four children., Margaret was a woman of great faith, a longstanding member of Marysville First Assembly of God for over 30 years, and actively involved in various Christian ministries such as the Women's Refuge of Everett and seniors' ministries. She lived out her faith in a very practical manner, recognizing the needs of those whom she encountered and reaching out to them., She is survived by her four children, Craig and his wife, Barbara of Winthrop; Kurt and his wife Betsy of Lake Forest Park; Marsha Nilson of Shoreline; and Ann Hopkins and her husband Bryan of Lake Stevens; and her seven grandchildren, Brandon Nilson and his wife Nicole, Brock Nilson, Andy Nilson and his wife Gina, Kyle Nilson, Lindsey Nilson, Amanda Hopkins and Alex Hopkins; as well as great grandchildren, Taylor Nilson, Preston Nilson, and Hannah Nilson. She is also survived by her sister, Ruthie of Camano Island., She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her., A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Marysville Cemetery., Arrangements made by Schafer-Shipman Funeral Home of Marysville.



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 St. Peter

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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



Marlene A. Watland

A memorial service for Marlene A. Watland will be held at Cypress Lawn Memorial Cemetery on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow in Arlington, WA. 



Mary Elizabeth Apple

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Mary Frances Whittle

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Mary Frances Whittle entered Heaven's Garden Gate April 30, 2011. Born December 3, 1924 in Nederland, TX to Ruel R. and Mary A. Palmer, Mary Frances grew up in Beaumont, TX along with her brother Pat and sisters Doris and Ann. 



Max Ray Haller

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Michael B. Cutler

Michael Cutler passed away in Vancouver, WA after a short illness. Formerly of Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii for 40 years, and born in Los Angeles, CA, he was a graduate of the University of Hawaii., Mike leaves wife, Estelle; son, Ari; daughters, Alicia (Tom Labue) and April (Darin Lazzaro); greatest joys-grandkids, Sofia and Max; and sister, Dorothy Ryan., Private services were conducted in Vancouver with planned private inurnment on Maui., Please sign the Guest Book at



Michael J. Patterson

Michael "Mike" J. Patterson, 79, passed away peacefully at home in Washougal, WA with his loved ones beside him on May 2, 2011. He was born on Nov. 17, 1931 in Oconto Falls, WI., He served in the United States Coast Guard for 25 years., Mike married Elaine Meyer in 1964 in Juneau, AK., He retired in 1975 as Chief Quarter Master and they settled in Washougal, WA., Mike will be remembered for his dedicated love of the Coast Guard, Alaska and Green Bay Packers biggest fan., He will be greatly missed by all whom crossed his path. Mike was a selfless servant of his fellow man, woman, child, and neighbor. He was a beloved father, friend, mentor, hero and a faithful servant and devout son of God. Mike is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elaine; sons, Mark Meyer of Goldendale, WA, Earl Scott of Washougal; daughter, Joy Scott of Washougal; brother, Jack Patterson of Oconto Falls, WI; grandchildren, Ariel, Dillon and Brittany of Goldendale; three adopted grandchildren, Alexis, Alicia, and Brooke Staples; along with many nieces and nephews which he loved dearly., He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Walter Patterson; and brothers, Neil, Tom and Jim Patterson., His life will be celebrated during a private service with family and close friends., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements., Memorial donations can be made to your local humane society or to Hospice Southwest at PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



Michelle E. Quimby

Michelle E. Quimby, 30, of Everett, WA, left us unexpectedly on April 29, 2011. She was born January 23, 1981., She will be strongly missed by her father, Stephen Quimby; her mother, Lori Michaelson; and her brothers, Ryan and Stephen Quimby.



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 roommates 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 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. Domestic abuse was one of Micki's lifelong champion causes, and she spent time as a volunteer on a domestic abuse crisis line during her years in Elko., 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' kid b?" 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 Shirley, her husband Dick, and her mother Edna. Micki is 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. 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.



Nancy Hartschuh

Our Mom died peacefully, pain free and at home surrounded by her family which was her wish. She was the first born of four in Barberton, OH to Paul and Vera Whitman., Nancy moved to Washington state from Texas in 2005 with her husband of 53 years Harley., She will be greatly missed by numerous friends and family from Pennsylvania to Texas to Washington state. She left behind some wonderful memories and even more wonderful people; her husband, Harley of Ridgefield, WA; two brothers, Jack and wife, Milta and Jim and wife, Vicki; son, Jeff and wife, Sylvia, granddaughter, Allison, grandson, Chris and wife, Roxie, and great-grandson, Gabe; son, Danny and wife, Angela, granddaughter, Kelli and husband, R.J., and grandson Matt, all from Texas. Left locally are daughter, Angel and husband, Ben, granddaughters, Rebekah, Samantha, Carmen and Paige and grandson, Calvin, all of Ridgefield, WA; and her very special friend, Judy, from Pennsylvania., She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Pat; and infant son, Jason., Mom didn't want a funeral, her wishes are to be cremated and laid to rest in the Gulf of Mexico. This will be followed by a great big Texas BBQ, iced diet coke and her favorite rock n' roll music played really loud., She was a member of Battle Ground United Methodist Church and in lieu of flowers, we are asking donations in her name be sent to the church: BGUMC, 10300 NE 199th St., Battle Ground, WA 98604., Rest in peace Mom, we love and miss you and know you will be watching over us. Until we meet again... Please sign Nancy's guest book at:



Nerys E. Crain Wood Halvorson

Nerys E. Crain Wood Halvorson went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Marysville, WA. She would have been 100 years old August 16, 2011., Nerys was born August 16, 1911 in Marysville, WA. She was the daughter of Lewis M. Crain and L. Gertrude Randall Crain, and the sister of Bernard Crain and Gerwys Crain Michal. Nerys lived in Marysville her entire life., She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was an avid gardener for 77 years, sharing her vegetables, fruits and flowers with family and friends. She was also a volunteer at the Marysville Information Center and the Marysville Historical Society., Nerys is survived by her children, Elywn D. Wood (wife Gulser) of Covington, LA, Norman E. Wood (wife Eleanor) of Granite Falls, WA and Carol Wood Mason of Shoreline, WA; many grandchildren, Scott Wood (Demet) of Farmington Hills, MI, Kenneth C. Wood Jr. (Christa) of Arlington, WA, Michael Wood (Kimberly) of Lake Bay, WA, Myra Wood White (Loren) of Marysville, WA, Natalie E. Wood of Anchorage, AK, Norm Wood Jr. of Kenai, AK, Mickey Mason (Linda) of Spokane, WA, Jeff Mason (Dee) of Mill Creek, WA, Steve Mason (LaDonna) of Des Moines, WA, Lorre Mason Stimac (Vince) of Wenatchee, WA, Sara Mason Layton (John) of Shoreline, WA, Chris Wood of Maple Valley, WA, and Keith Wood (Kelly) of Maple Valley, WA; great-grandchildren; and wonderful friends and neighbors., She was preceded in death by her brother, Bernard Crain; her sister, Gerwys Crain Michal; her first husband, Elwyn D. Wood; her second husband, Clement A. Halvorson; her son, Gordon K. Wood; and her son, Kenneth C. Wood, Sr., his wife Jackie, their baby Kathie, and their two sons, Barry and Casey Wood., Nerys' family will plan a celebration of life for later in the summer., We want to thank her wonderful care givers at Cedar Creek Manor and Providence Hospital Hospice Care, and Pastor Roico of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for his faithful visits, and the very caring hospice nurses and Chaplin.



Nolan, Noah, Jacob, Samantha and Nathan Dao

Nolan, Noah, Jacob, Samantha, and Nathan Dao, all perished in a tragic house fire on April 24, 2011 in Vancouver, WA., Nolan (12) had a gift for detail orientation and was able to assemble the most difficult of projects without the boorish instructions. He took pride in that ability and we all relied on him when the time came to assemble anything requiring patience and tenacity., The twins, Noah and Jacob (9) born moments apart, were truly their own separate persons. Noah, the peacemaker and pleaser would always watch out for his brother Jacob. Jacob was looked at as the sensitive one in the family and was loyal to his brothers and sisters. The twins both excelled at soccer and practiced taekwondo., Samantha (8) even at her young age, aspired to be a teacher and loved beautiful jewelry with her matching dresses. Familiar words from Samantha after she received compliments for her beauty was a simple and petite, "Thank you". Samantha was well read and her penmanship could not be matched by anyone in the family; she took her time to do it right the first time., Nathan (6) as the baby of the lot, he could not be found guilty of any wrongdoing; he could do no harm and as with most in his category, he knew it and took complete advantage of it. The entire lot took special care in looking after Nathan, but his special place was with his mother, snuggling for warmth and security., Special thanks to: US Bank for their untiring support of Lori through these times, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Partners in Careers (PIC), Share House Vancouver, and so many of our friends who have expressed condolences. Your kind words and connection to us is so therapeutic and a part of the healing process., They are survived by their mother, Lori M. Dao and sister, Alena A. Dao of Vancouver; grandmothers, Ki Wha Willbur of Vancouver and Sang Min Lee of Walnut Creek, CA; grandfather, Mike Willbur of Vancouver; uncle, Brian L. Willbur and his wife, Phuong Willbur of Oakland, CA; aunt, Kristine Willbur of Fort Drum, NY; and cousins, Nicole and Chloe Willbur., The memorial service for these precious angels will be at Summit View Church, 7701 NE 182 Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98682 at 2:00 p.m. this Friday, May 6, 2011. (It is the wish of the family that there be no cameras or cell phones at the service.), Please share your condolences at:



OBITUARY: Marilyn Frances Nordquist

Thursday, May 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

Marilyn Frances (Giles) Nordquist, age 80, passed peacefully Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 25, 1930, to Frances and Lawrence Giles. Marilyn began her college education at the University of Utah and when her family moved to the Berkeley area, she transferred to [...]



OBITUARY: Winnifred Elizabeth Elwood

Thursday, May 5, 2011 3:00 AM 

Winnifred Elizabeth (Newell) Elwood was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Northport, Wash., and grew up in Creston, Wash., the third of six children of Arthur and Myrtle (Nickerson) Newell. A lifelong believer in education, she attended trade school in 1941 in Eugene, Ore., to learn how to install and repair turbo-superchargers in B-17s and B-29s at Galena Airbase [...]



Pamela Rae Foster

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Phyllis Ann Reiman

Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:00 PM 

Phyllis Ann Reiman slipped quietly from the loving arms of her family into the loving arms of God on May 4, 2011. Phyllis was born in Bradenton, FL on September 30, 1959, to John and Shirley Collins.



Randall David LaPoint

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



Raymond Fitzgerald

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



Renee "Mama Africa" (Albrecht) MILLS

Renee "MamaAfrica" MILLS (nee Renate Albrecht ) March 27, 1946 ~ April 29, 2011 Free of all pain, Renee's spirit soars in her beloved Africa. Born, raised and educated in Germany she immigrated to the USA in 1971, a firm believer that this is the land of unlimited possibilities. She loved living in the Pacific Northwest and she loved her huge circle of friends. For many years she owned highly successful Gen eral Travel Service in Bellevue and Redmond. Since selling Gen eral Travel in 1988 Renee and her staff at Mills Tourism Consulting have handled trips to Africa ex clusively. She took great pride in operating on a referral-only ba sis, never having a web site or be ing listed in the phone book. Renee is survived by her sisters Carla Mueller (Gero) and Edda Albrecht and her brother Hans- Peter, all residing in Germany. In lieu of flowers donations are re quested to the Humane Society of King County, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue,WA 98005-4408. A celebration of Renee's life will be held 12:30 PM Saturday, June 18 at the University of Washington Center of Urban Horticulture, UW Botanic Gardens, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seatle, Wa. 98105.



Robert Blair

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



Robert 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 F. Foss

Robert F. FOSS In loving memory of Robert 'Bob' who passed away peacefully April 30th 2011 at the age of 83. Bob was born April 6th 1928 in Owosso Michigan to,  Franklin & Mary Foss. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951 - 1955. He graduated from Michigan State University where he met his wife Marion and had 2 children Peter Robert Foss and Andrea Craig Foss. He moved his family to Bellevue in 1965 where he worked in sales supplying aircraft parts to Boeing. He became a lifetime honorary member of the Royal Order of the Jesters and enjoyed many trips and adventures with them. He also was a honorary member of the Masonic Lodge and Nile temple. He lived in Redmond for 25 years and was an avid golfer. He volunteered at the VA Hospital where he enjoyed helping and meeting others he also participated in the wheelchair Olympics in Minneapolis and was proud to bring home 2 gold medals.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He leaves behind Joyce White (cousin) of Owosso Michigan, Peter Foss his wife Kate and 'Charlie Bob' of Wichita Kansas, Andrea Rosentreter her children Jason Woods of Auburn, Jeremy Woods of Auburn, Max Rosentreter 'United States Navy' Amber Rosentreter of Auburn. Many lifelong friends who enriched his life greatly. Services will be May 7th 2011 at 2:00p.m. at Bleitz funeral home 316 Florentia St. Seattle WA 98109. Instead of flowers donations may be made at his request to the Nile Shrine Hospital for Children.



Roland "Bud" McMurtry

Roland "Bud" McMURTRY Roland "Bud" McMurtry passed on 4/21/11 at his home at the age of 98. Helen, his wife of 68 years preceded him in death in 2005. He is survived by his son Frank McMurtry and daughter in law Ann McMurtry, grandchildren Scott McMurtry and Shannon (McMurtry) Mauck and her husband Ty Mauck and two great grandchildren Emily and Madison. Bud was a decorated sergeant that served in the Army during World War II and then worked as a meat cutter until he retired in the 1980's. Bud enjoyed many sports, horse rac ing being his favorite. His passion in life was his family and he will be missed by all who knew him. There will be no services at his request.



Rose M. Killingstad

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral HomeRose M. Killingstad, age 100, of Sunnyside, Washington, died April 29, 2011. She was born on August 23, 1910 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to parents Rudolph and Katie (Stepp) Hanus to be later



Rose R. Parker

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



Roy Charles Hinds

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

April 16th, 1935 to April 29th, 2011Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsRoy was born at home in Sedro-Woolley Washington to Albert and Mable Hinds April 16th, 1935. He joined the Army and served the country and married Mary Je



Roy Steven Owen

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday (05-07-11) at 2:00 pm at the Windsor Babtist Church, 4404 W Hallett Rd. Spokane WA (509) 710-6025. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Spokanimal or Hospice House of Spokane. 



Ruth Elizabeth Blake "Blossom" Hammond

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



Ruth 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.




Susan Marie Fegan, born 4/10/43 in Ridgeway, PA, a renowned Northwest Artist, passed away 11/20/10 in Seattle, WA., Susan earned zoology and painting degrees from the Univ of WA, studied art in France, and completed a BFA degree in printmaking at Cornish Art Institute., She moved to Mt. Vernon from Seattle 26 years ago to pursue her passions - art and Ibizan Hounds (a rare dog breed). Through years of careful breeding Susan established the wire coated Ibizan Hound in America from rare lines she imported from Spain, bringing this variety from almost non-existence to acceptance and prominence in the US and Europe., Susan was a prolific and talented artist. Her works include paintings, hand made prints, and one of a kind ceramic art tiles., Susan is survived by family and devoted friends. Come join us for a Celebration of Life at The Conway Muse on Sunday, May 15th from noon to 3:00. 18444 Spruce/Main St., Conway, WA 98238. For additional info: www., Or call 425-268-9618.



Sandra Lee Pascua

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

September 28, 1951 - May 2, 2011Valley Hills Funeral Home, SunnysideSUNNYSIDE - Sandra Lee (Anderson) Pascua was born on September 28, 1951, in Everett, Washington. She died on May 2, 2011, in Sunnyside, Washington.



Sherri Lea Lindsay

Sherri Lea Lindsay was born to Arlene (Parks) and Lawrence Lindsay, September 15, 1953 in Harlem, MT, and passed away April 30, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. She moved to Spokane as a toddler and attended Rogers H. S. Sherri is survived by her parents, her children; Courtney (Dale), Jayson (Jennifer), Sam (Lucy), Kelli (Nelson), Chris (Akiyo), 12 grandchildren, one greatgrandson, sisters Sandra and Debra. Grandma Bunny had numerous nieces, grandnieces, nephews, grandnephews that love her. She is preceded in death by Devon Preston, Matthew Hurley and Zebidiah Pluff.



Stephen R. Yarnall

Stephen R. YARNALL, M.D. Stephen R. Yarnall, M.D., of Edmonds, WA died May 2, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer. Steve was born February 2, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was a graduate of Western Reserve Academy (OH), Amherst College (MA), University of Rochester Medical School (NY), Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Washington (Seattle). Dr. Yarnall was a cardiologist in the Edmonds area for 50 years. He served on the faculty of the University of Washington Medical School, founded Stevens Health Center, Stevens Health Clinic and Stevens Weight Management Clinic. He was a member of the National Speakers Association, supporter and speaker at The Humor Conference (Saratoga, N.Y.), Author of 'Doc Talk' in the 'Hope Healthletter', Co-founder of Dr. Cookie, 25 year member of the Seattle Seafair Clowns, voted 'Most Inspirational Clown' in 2000, delegate of King County Medical Society and author of several books. Dr. Yarnall is survived by his wife of 28 years (Lynn), children Thomas (Mary) of N.Y., David (Gail) of Anacortes, WA, Robert (Frank) of NY, Kim Regal (Mike) Kent, Terry O'Malley (Sue) Edmonds; grandchildren Matthew, Jaden, Kasey, and his sister Nancy Yarnall Schutte of Michigan. Visitation will be at Beck's Funeral Home (, 405 5th Ave. S., Edmonds, WA 98020, Thursday, May 5th from 3-7 P.M. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 6th at 1:30 P.M at University Presbyterian Church (, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwest Parkinson's Foundation (, 400 Mercer St., Suite 504, Seattle, WA, 98109, or Relay For Life ( sponsored by Puget Sound Cancer Centers supporting South Snohomish County.



Stephen R. Yarnall M.D.

Stephen R. Yarnall, M.D., of Edmonds, WA died May 2, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer., Steve was born February 2, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was a graduate of Western Reserve Academy (OH), Amherst College (MA), University of Rochester Medical School (NY), Residency in Internal Medicine –, (Seattle)., Dr. Yarnall was a cardiologist in the Edmonds area for 50 years. He served on the faculty of the University of Washington Medical School, founded Stevens Health Center, Stevens Health Clinic and Stevens Weight Management Clinic. He was a member of the National Speakers Association, supporter and speaker at The Humor Conference (Saratoga, N.Y.), Author of "Doc Talk" in the "Hope Healthletter," Co-founder of Dr. Cookie, 25 year member of the Seattle Seafair Clowns, voted "Most Inspirational Clown" in 2000, delegate of King County Medical Society and author of several books., Dr. Yarnall is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lynn; children, Thomas (Mary) of New York, David (Gail) of Anacortes, WA, Robert (Frank) of New York, Kim Regal (Mike) of Kent, and Terry O'Malley (Sue) of Edmonds; grandchildren, Matthew, Jaden and Kasey; and his sister, Nancy Yarnall Schutte of Michigan., Visitation will be at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Ave. S., Edmonds, WA 98020, Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 3-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church (, ), 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwest Parkinson's Foundation (, ), 400 Mercer St., Suite 504, Seattle, WA, 98109, or, southsnohomishwa) sponsored by Puget Sound Cancer Centers supporting South Snohomish County.



Thelma Carlson

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



Thomas John Bold

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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 Cox DeVon, "Mrs. D"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeWanda Cox DeVon, "Mrs. D" passed away on April 19, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Survivors include her four daughters and husbands, Debra Hustler (Dean) of Edmonds, Washington, Sharee Bigbe



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.



Wilma Dickerson

Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:22 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 17, 1910 - May 1, 2011 



Wilma E. Wilson

Wilma E. Wilson passed away at home on May 3, 2011. She was 95 years old., There will be no services. At a later date, her family will have a celebration of her life. In her honor, please help a needy child, or volunteer at the Wilma Wilson Greenhouse in Correles, NM.

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