Sunday, May 8, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/08/2011



Albert (Al) Walcott Sr. passed away at his family home on April 28, 2011 in Bellingham Washington at the age of 63., He was born July 6, 1947 to Doris (Sturgill) Walcott, and Howard Walcott Jr. in Raymond Washington., He is survived by Barbara (Larson) Walcott; daughter Angela Fox, husband Jeff; granddaughter, Allison; son, Albert (A.J.) Walcott, wife Ginny; stepson, Larry and wife Sarah; Dale Sturgill (uncle); June Walcott (sister-in-law); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews., A graduate from Raymond High School, he was recruited by Skagit Valley College for the Basketball Program. During that time he spent countless hours studying, playing sports, and driving school bus for Mount Vernon School District., A graduate of Skagit Valley College and Western Washington University he traveled the United States and Canada working as a Financial Consultant., His greatest passion was living in Alaska and fishing with his family and friends., A Navy Veteran he served his country during the, stationed in Panama., An advocate for the Meridian School District he spent his time being on the School Board and helping with many educational resources. An avid sportsman he helped shape the lives of many with baseball, football, and basketball., His family will be hosting an Open House Memorial at the family home, Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 3pm to 6pm.



Albert E. Cochennette

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Alice Bierlink (Roosendaal)

Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryAlice Bierlink (Roosendaal), 98, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 6, 2011. She was born in Kampen, the Netherlands June 12, 1912. She was 1 of 15 childre



Andrew Ole Anderson

Andrew Ole ANDERSON Andy died on Easter Sunday and the Lord escorted him into heaven. What a lucky guy! On 9/19/1948 Andrew Ole Anderson was born to Harry and Doreen Anderson. He is survived by three brothers, Harry (Carol), Bob (Gerri), Steve (Nancy) as well as many nieces and nephews and 1 great niece. Andy also left many great life long friends and his cat, Morgan. He loved sports especially The Sonics NBA team. Proof was when he rigged his cable box to see every game @ no cost years ago in Lynnwood, Wa. Fishing was another one of his loves as he spend many hours with friends and family in all the lakes he could in Wa. We will have a Celebration of Life for Andy on May 21st from 2-4PM at Cascade Club House (2311 W. 116th Avenue, Spokane, Wa. 99224).



Andy Anderson

Andy died on Easter Sunday and the Lord escorted him to Heaven. What a lucky guy! On September 19, 1948 Andrew Ole Anderson was born to Harry and Doreen Anderson. He was survived by three brothers, Harry (Carol), Bob (Gerri) and Steve (Nancy) as well as many nieces and nephews and one great-niece. Andy also left many lifelong friends and his cat, Morgan. Andy loved sports especially the Sonics NBA team. Proof was when he rigged his cable box to see every game at no cost years ago in Lynnwood, WA. Fishing was another one of his loves as he spent many hours with friends and family in all the lakes in Washington that he could. We will have a Celebration of Life for Andy on May 21st from 2-4PM at Cascade Club House, 2311 W. 16th Ave, Spokane, 99224.



Angelena Fraley

Angie passed away on April 28, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA. She was born on March 26, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA to Fred S. and Maria DeYoung. At age 4 her family moved to western Washington., She served in the US Navy during WWII. In 1947 Angie married Ray E. Fraley. She and Ray built their home in Richmond Beach where she lived for over 40 years., Angie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ray and two brothers, Fred and John DeYoung., She is survived by her son, Kevin Fraley (Karen), and daughters, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas (Domie) and Michelle Fraley (Raymond); two sisters, Marian Alexander and Rosita Fraley; seven grandchildren, Laila, Melissa, Patrick, Ashley, Gabrielle, Tera and Dominick; and four great- grandchildren, Cierra, Destoni, Alaric, and Olivia; and brothers- and sisters-in law, Joann Smith, Kenny Fraley, Gary Fraley and Linda Mooney., A Rosary will be said Monday, May 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Avenue S, Edmonds (425-771-1234); with a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 322 N 175th Street in Shoreline, with reception to follow. Interment at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline., Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.



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.



Antoinette Rose Botello

Antoinette Rose BOTELLO Our beloved Antoinette (Toni) Rose, 38, left us unexpectedly on April 17, 2011. She is survived by her mother Rosemary, husband Deniz and children DeVante and Angelina. She is also survived by her father Ron, brothers, Michael, Ronnie, and his wife Sarah who had recently searched for and found their big sister. This reunion brought her great happiness and deep fulfillment. Her big family was everything to her, though her love and generosity extended to all who met her. Toni was able, through her work at KCLS and volunteering at her childrens' schools and numerous other activities, to touch many lives. She was the heart and soul of our family and we will be forever grateful for the times we had with her. We can only hope to carry on her spirit of generosity, love, and laughter. Toni, we'll miss you forever. Her memorial service will be held at St. Bernadette in Burien, at 5 pm with a Rosary preceding at 4:00. There will be a reception following the memorial service.



Antti Juvonen

Born May 30th, 1918 in the township of Muolaa located in the province of Karjala in Finland, Grandpa (Ukki) passed away Monday, May 2nd, 2011 just shy of his 93rd birthday. He was the second child of Hilma and Antti Juvonen joining a two year old sister, Anna. His father was killed before he was born during the Civil war that broke out that same year. Antti was raised by his mother and grandmother on the family farm located on the shore of one of Finland's beautiful lakes. After his schooling, he helped on the farm until he was called to defend his country at the age of 21. He served as a sergeant in the army at the front lines during the 105-day Winter War following Russia's invasion in November 1939. He was a true Finnish Hero and was awarded the Medal of Freedom #1 and #2. Finnish "sisu" (intestinal fortitude) sustained him in the harshest of environments during one of the coldest winters on record, hunkered down in dirt and snow hideaways with very little to eat or keep them warm. Although outnumbered, the Finns won battle after battle, but sadly eventually lost a portion of their country to Russia. Unfortunately Grandpa's farm was located in that portion and his family was forced to flee along with 450,000 Karelians. Grandpa mourned the loss of that land and longed for it till his dying day. After the war, he was a mercantile shop owner for a brief period of time and then went to work at a cement factory and was employed as a driver for the corporation officers. He married Aino Juvonen, our Grandmother, at Christmas time in 1950 and were married for forty years. In 1956 they moved to Canada to be close to their daughter and her family. There they became caretakers for a large estate with Grandpa being the groundskeeper. In 1964 they once again followed the family to California and by this time he had become a "Finnish" finish carpenter. In 1966 the entire family moved to Spokane where he continued his craft working for Bouton Construction until his retirement. Grandpa was extremely proud of the work he completed at Sacred Heart Medical Center and other commercial sites. A co-worker and friend, Toivo Vaikonpaa, recently wrote in Grandpa's 90th birthday card that there was no better carpenter than Grandpa. Grandpa was an avid outdoorsman spending many hours hunting and fishing with his wife, Aino and his family. His retirement years were spent gardening, woodworking and traveling to his homeland. He also loved dancing his whole life with the Tango being his favorite dance. Wherever Grandpa lived he built an authentic wood-burning Finnish sauna in his home and Saturday night saunas were a tradition in our family as we grew up. He was a member of the Finnish War Veterans; American Finnish War Veterans in British Columbia; Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie No. 2 in Spokane; the Southside Senior Activity Center and the Inland Empire Chapter of the Finlandia Foundation. Grandpa was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Coryat-Juvonen. He is survived by his daughter, Eila Parviainen of Burnaby, Canada; granddaughter Eija Parviainen-Silver (Scott) and their daughters, Kaelja (three children) and Kirsten; granddaughter Anne Hoesly (Dick) and their children, Toby Looper (Erin), Graem Looper and Lauren Looper; granddaughter Tuija Wilkening (Paul) and their son, Christopher; grandson Andy Parviainen. Relatives in Finland are his niece Raija Isbom (Mauno) and their daughters Mari and Anu and her baby daughter; his nephew, Matti Turkki and his family. We, the family are heartbroken over the loss of our patriarch. A funeral will be held on Saturday May 14th, 2011 at Heritage Funeral Home at 3pm.



Audrey M. Hansberry

One gift, above all others God gives us to treasure One that knows no time, no place And one gold cannot measure The precious, poignant tender Gift of memory that will keep Our dear ones ever in our hearts Although God gives them sleep It brings back long remembered things; A song, a word, a smile And the world's a better place Because we had them for a while! (by Bill Sandy)




CELEBRATION OF LIFE:, 12-1-29 ~ 11-16-10, The family of Bettie Goethe would like to invite family & friends in a celebration of life may14,2011 at Pioneer Park LaConner, 1-3p.m. Debbie (Sanford) please stop by.



Bernice E. Gardner

Was born in Oakland, CA May 15, 1929., She passed away on April 22, 2011. She is survived by her eleven children Bill,, Sharon, Kathy, Lonnie,, Susan, Juanita, Janet,, Mike, Pat, Chuck and Joe,, 39 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, a, sister-in-Law, nephews, and nieces. There will be a private Memorial held at a later date.



Beverly Diane Burris

On May 5, 2011 Beverly peacefully passed away in Spokane Valley, WA. Beverly was born on April 23, 1931 at home in Grygla, Minnesota to John and Elizabeth Brateng. Beverly was the fourth child out of eight siblings. In June of 1948 Beverly married Arvid Anderson and together they had six children. Beverly later remarried in 1972 and together they had a son. In 1978 Beverly was blessed with meeting Rex Burris, who became the love of her life. They enjoyed 23 wonderful years until his passing in 2001. Beverly had a passion for flowers and gardening. She also loved to sew, cook, read and especially loved the family gatherings. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rex; daughters, Elizabeth Zeller and Susan Anderson; son, Jay Faircloth; sister, Joyce Landsrud; and brothers, Gordon, Vernon and Lyle Brateng. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Linda (Ron) Schultz; son, Richard Anderson; daughter, Helen Anderson; daughter, Nancy Seifert; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepchildren. Beverly was an amazing mother, best friend, and was always there when needed. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know her. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:00PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA.



Beverly Jean Harris

Beverly Jean Harris, age 85 of Bellingham, passed away at her home, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was born April 19, 1926 in Bellingham to David (Jack) and Viva (Plank) Byrnes. Beverly graduated from Bellingham High School and was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Gordon R. Harris in January of 2003. She is survived by her children, Ginger and husband Rob Flaherty of Bellingham, Jackie and husband Terry Lehmann of Bellingham and Jeff Harris of Lynnwood, WA; 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; brother Bob Byrnes of Ferndale and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. You may share you thought's and memories on-line at



Bill B. Bowen

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Bina Blackwell

Bina BLACKWELL "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." Happy Mother's Day, we love you always and forever. Lisa, Janine, Molly and Jim 



Blaine G. Dancer

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Carmen Amundsen

Carmen AMUNDSEN Ingegard (Carmen) Maria Amundsen was born on May 5th 1923 to Elin and Fritz Hammerstrom in Jonkoping Sweden. She passed away on May 6th, 2011 the day after her 88th birthday. Carmen immigrated to the US as a child and went to West Seattle High School. She later began her career as an office administrator in the Marine Supply business and eventually into Real Estate in West Seattle retiring in the early 80's. She was a long time resident of West Seattle but spent her last five years at Merrill Gardens, Mill Creek, where she met many more new friends. Carmen was a lady of great humor, wit, kindness and insight into people of all beliefs and ways of life. She was a great joy to many. In addition, Carmen was a lover of animals especially birds, cats and dogs. An outstanding hostess, cook and baker, her Swedish cookies were loved by all. Her holiday Swedish smorgasbords were a delight and her "pre Seahawk" lunches were always anticipated by son Kurt and his many friends. A wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend of so many, you have now left us a great void in our lives and will never be forgotten. Happy journey home, Carmen, the pearly gates are open for you. She was pre-deceased by husband Edwin (Big Ed) Amundsen and her parents Brigadier Fritz and Elin Hammerstrom, Salvation Army. She leaves behind son Kurt (Pat) Amundsen, Mill Creek WA, granddaughter Kelly Amundsen (Chris Monks) London, UK, sister Marion "Jonnee" Dohoney, Mercer Island WA., niece, nephews and extended family. No memorial service at her request. Remembrances to Salvation Army, PAWS or a charity of your choice. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.



Charles Anthony D'Ambrosio

Charles Anthony D'AMBROSIO Charles Anthony D'Ambrosio "Chuck" (78) died Sunday, April 17th at Providence Mount St. Vincent, Seattle Washington. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. James Cathedral on May 16th, 11:00am. He was born on August 31st, 1932, Chicago, Illinois to Della and Anthony D'Ambrosio. He is sur vived by 6 children: Charles Anthony Jr., Mary Margaret, Mary Catherine, Mary Christine, Mary Patricia, Michael Charles; 5 grand children: Andrew, Devon, Coleman, Natalie and Gabriel and his sister Mary. He was predeceased by his son John Charles Daniel. He was Professor Emeritus of Finance at the University of Washington and a life-long Chicago Cubs fan.



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



Corey Ryan Reichelt

Corey Ryan Reichelt walked into the arms of Jesus on April 30, 2011. Corey was 21 and suffered a long illness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy., Corey is survived by his parents, Ed and Gail (Millard) Reichelt; brother, Anthony; and sister, Brooke., Corey graduated from Snohomish High School with the Inspirational Student Award in 2008., A celebration of his new life will be held at Machias Community Church in Snohomish on May 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memoriam to the MDA East King / North Sound Chapter, 22522 29th Drive SE #205, Bothell, WA 98021 or Village Missions, P.O. Box 197, Dallas, OR 97338.



Daniel Frank Hudkins

Daniel Frank Hudkins was born May 17, 1949 and died December 24, 2010., A celebration of life is planned for Sunday May 15th at Happy Home Church, 5039 Hattery-Owens Road, Deer Park., He was the son of Floyd and Ruth Hudkins of Reardan, Washington, a Boy Scout and FFA member who graduated from Reardan High School in 1967. He attended Yakima Valley Junior College and learned to fly private aircraft before entering the Navy. Dan served two years of active duty based in Sasebo, Japan and is a Vietnam veteran. He graduated from Washington State University in agricultural economics and started the business Frank's RV Repair which he owned in Grand Mound until his death. Dan is best remembered for the many people he helped with recovery. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 34 years, Debbora Shoup Hudkins, an admirable big brother Ret. Lt. Col. Raymond P. Hudkins of Pensacola, Florida, a tease of a brother James C. Hudkins of Deer Park, and a tag-along little sister Janet Hudkins Schade of Olympia. Memorials may be made to the Washington State University Foundation in his honor for Cougar Pride.



David Eugene Small

Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - David Eugene Small went to be with his wife and son on April 29, 2011. He was 80 years old. He passed away at home after a short battle with cancer. He was born 3/18/31 to Ethel Small in So.



Deanna Lee "DeeDee" (Kreis) Wullabbs

Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Colonial Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Deanna Lee "DeeDee" (Kreis) Wullabbs (40) of Toppenish passed away on Thursday May 5, 2011 in Yakima. She was born in Toppenish on December 6, 1970 to Richard and Ramona (James) Kreis. Sh 



Denise P. Hoban

Denise was a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, teacher, mentor, friend and instigator of all things fun who will be profoundly missed by all who loved her., Denise P. Hoban died with family at her side on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Gresham,OR after a nine-month battle with cancer., Denise was born September 27, 1956 in Spokane, Washington to James and Noella Hoban. She attended Ferris High School and Spokane Falls Community College. After graduation she moved to San Diego, CA. where she enjoyed life with her cousins the Duncan family, reveling in everything San Diego had to offer (Go Chargers!) and vacationing in Baja California whenever possible., Denise had an artist's eye and a traveler's soul. She believed in the energy of new places to spark creativity and imagination. Her craving for new experiences led to work in different cities including South Lake Tahoe where she enjoyed skiing at Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley and Alpine Meadows. A friend recalled "as a skier she didn't lack guts...someone always has to go first, scout the path". This fearless quality described her life as well., In 2002 she moved to Albuquerque, NM., and fell in love with the wonderful culture and generous artistic community. She invited many family and friends to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and enjoyed visiting places like Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde National Park., Her job at a jewelry manufacturer helped build upon the foundation of jewelry design learned from her mother and inspired her to pursue jewelry-making full-time. In 2008 Denise moved to Camas, WA to be closer to family and fulfill her dream of starting her own jewelry design business., Denise had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh we will remember forever., Preceded in death by her father James Hoban in 2007, Denise is survived by her mother Noella Hoban, siblings Terry Sturgill, James Hoban, Mary Price, Margaret Hoban, Michelle Bowers, Cynthia McLain (Bill), and Joseph Hoban, nephew Stephen, nieces Brianna, Michaela, Emily and Hailey, loving aunts, uncles, cousins as well as devoted friends Dianna Ventura, Sherry Bowers and Gail St. James. The family is deeply grateful for all the prayers, prayer circles, cards and phone calls from friends and family during her illness. A private celebration of Denise's life will be held June 11th on Lake Coeur d' Alene, ID. Donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the Spokane Humane Society.



Dennis Ray Nelson

A service will be held to celebrate his life at 11:00 a.m. on May 14, 2011, at the South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. Donations can be made to the



Diane E. Fry

Passed away May 2, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. Diane was born August 24, 1951, in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, to Fred and Luella Thurow. She grew up in Springport, Michigan, where she graduated from high school in 1969., She attended W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and entered the US Army Nurse Corps. During her military service she met and married John Fry. They both left the military in 1977, and moved to Spokane where she completed her Associate Degree for executive secretary. She worked for Acosta Sales and Marketing for the past 24 years., Diane is survived by her husband, John; son, Jeff (Rachel) Fry of Spokane; daughters, Kimberly (Lewis) Unland of Garden Grove, CA and Lisa (Jeremy) Jo of San Pedro, CA; and granddaughters Maya, Sierra, McKenna and Jadin., Per Diane's request, no services will be held.



Dolores K. Vincent

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Donna Theer Beumel

She will be missed by her husband, Harold; children, Judith, Laura, Beverly, Veronica and Harold Jr.; and her sister, Carolyn; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandkids who will miss her greatly., She was active in her community as board president and cofounder of the Shoreline Museum. She campaigned for Senator Henry M. Jackson. Donna was an advocate and worked tirelessly to raise awareness and monies for the prevention of child and domestic abuse., A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Ave. S, Edmonds. The Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at St. Luke Parish, 322 N 175th St. in Shoreline, with Interment following at Holyrood Cemetery also in Shoreline. A reception will follow., Please share memories with the family at:



Doris Carter

Dee loved gardening (member of the Oak Harbor Gardening Club), nature, parks, playing bridge, caring for animals, listening to choral music, piano, art, theater and having a good cup of coffee. 



Dorothy A. Gaska

Born August 9, 1925, our dear sister Dorothy fell asleep in death on April 28, 2011. She is survived by her three sisters: Ellen Ladd, Geneva Pett, and Lucille Wicklund (along with her husband, Ralph) and one brother, Jerry Thomas (along with his wife, Kathy), as well as numerous nieces and nephews -- all of whom were recipients of her deep love and affection. Dorothy savored life and all the joys that it brought, especially the opportunity to study the Bible and strengthen her hope for a future Paradise earth -- a world free from sickness and death, as promised in the Bible at Revelation 21:3-5. She had an undeniable zeal to share that hope with others, which she faithfully did for over 53 years as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It was this enthusiasm for Bible truths and her unwavering love for her congregation that made her such a valuable treasure to all of us. She will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1525 Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA.



Dorothy Jane Holm

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Dorothy Mae Franklin

Dorothy Mae FRANKLIN 4/20/42~4/16/2011 Dorothy loved her family and enjoyed camping, travelling, and drag racing. She was a Windermere Realtor. Survived by children Donald Banyai, Robert & Michelle Franklin; grandchildren Shane & Keenan Banyai, Devyn, Javaun, & Jessica Franklin; sister Delores Shortridge. Memorial at 1 p.m. on 5/21/2011 at family home in Auburn. Please visit for further information.



Edson G. Wheeler, Sr.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - Edson G. Wheeler, Sr., 67, of Yakima, passed away May 4, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Ed was born October 5, 1943 in Walla Walla to Alton F. and Evelyn (now Gushliak) Wheeler. He gr



Edward Martin Hillis

Edward Martin Hillis Born April 27, 1924 in Detroit, MI, passed away in Tacoma, WA on April 21, 2011 following a lengthy illness. The family moved to Chicago in 1926, where he became and remained an avid, life long Cubs and Bears fan. Ed was employed by Weyerhaeuser in sales for over 30 years and enjoyed a long and happy retirement. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane, two sons, Douglas (Risa) and Kenneth, one daughter, Nancy Wight, and three granddaughters, Elizabeth and Suzanna Hillis, and Melanie Wight. One son, Robert, predeceased him. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th at the Fircrest Presbyterian Church, 1250 Emerson (40th) Street. (253) 564-3737. Donations strongly suggested to the



Edwin Lee "Eddie" Goodale

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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.



Elaine M. Carpenter

Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:05 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeElaine M. Carpenter, 84, of Yakima died Tuesday. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Chicago. She worked as an aircraft assembler for the Boeing Co. and moved to Yakima in 1955, where she worked as an apple picker. 



Elbridge Horton Girdler

Elbridge Horton GIRDLER July 15, 1923 ~ May 5 , 2011 Horton was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts to mother, Gretchen Dennis Girdler and father, Elbridge Coffin Girdler. He graduated from Marblehead High School and went on to attend Northeastern University in Bos ton. Horton enlisted in the Navy during World War II and was sent to an officer training school at Cornell University. He served in the Philippines during the war as a Lieutenant and continued in the Naval Reserves for 20 years. After the war Horton attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He attained a Master's degree in chemical en gineering and worked in the paper industry his entire life. Horton enjoyed skiing, hunting, gardening, and golf, and was a Shriner. Horton is survived by his wife of 63 years Doris Bender Girdler of Bellevue, WA, his children Robert W Girdler of Rose Hill, Kansas, Deborah Girdler of Me dina, Washington, and Carol Girdler of Iowa City, Iowa. He is the brother of the late Lillian Thomas of Marblehead. Donations in Horton's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ,



Elizabeth "Baber" (Badgett) Cox

COX, Elizabeth "Baber" (Badgett), Formerly of Maryville, TN, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was a life-long member of First Methodist Church of Maryville. Born on Mother's Day, 1921, in the Maryville, TN home of her parents, John N. Badgett and Hazel Blankenship Badgett, tiny, diminutive "Baber" weighed 12 pounds at birth. She attended Maryville College Tennessee Tech University and The University of Tennessee, where she studied journalism. She was married to Ernest P. "Pope" Cox, Jr. for 62 ½ years. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, she served as corporate secretary for Maryville Realty and Mortgage. She loved reading, working crossword puzzles playing bridge, doing crewel embroidery, and watching Tennessee Football games. "Baber" was an avid and knowledgeable student of the genealogy of the Badgett and Blankenship families. She and "Pope" enjoyed wintering on Hutchinson Island, Florida and traveling to Europe during their more active years. Following Pope's death in 2005, Baber moved to Spokane, WA to be with her son and daughter-in-law, where her new friends affectionately called her "Tennessee Girl". To her beloved grandchildren and great- grandchildren, she was "Nanny Babe.", Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Pope Cox, Jr., her parents John N. Badgett and Hazel Blankenship Badgett, her brothers James P. Badgett, J.N. Badgett, Jr., Guy M. Badgett, and her sister Alyce Badgett Crow., She is survived by her son, Ernie and wife Hilda Cline Cox of Spokane, WA; grandson Tim and wife Melanie Northcutt Cox of Chanhassen, MN; grandson David and wife Jeanie Schoolcraft Cox of Fishersville, VA; great-grandson Christopher Cox and wife Jessica Kocian of Seattle, WA, great-grandson Benjamin Cox of Chanhassen, MN. Other survivors include her sister Lillian Badgett Hatfield of Sanford, NC, sisters-in-law Blanche Clark Badgett of Maryville and Betty Jo Teffeteller Badgett of Maryville, as well as a large number of nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at First Methodist Church of Maryville at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to First United Methodist church of Maryville, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803.



Ella Hadland

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Elmer Pedigo

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Ernest I. "Ernie" Hopp

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Ethel L. Grier

Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

Ethel L. Grier, 96, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Souve Adult Family Home in Wenatchee. She was born on December 25, 1914, in Tonasket, WA, to the late Hjalmer and Gertrude (Andersen) Figenshow. 



Ethel Remington

Ethel Remington, 94, a longtime resident of Freeland, WA, quickly passed away on December 22, 2010., She is survived by two remaining children, Roland Remington and Carol Flynn, both of Freeland. Also surviving are numerous grand, great-grand, and great-great-grand children. These are spread across the world., A memorial to honor the life of Ethel Remington will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Langley United Methodist Church in Langley, WA., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ethel's name to the Senior Services of Island County Meals on Wheels program or the South Whidbey Historical Society.



Evelyn J. Knudson

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Evelyn Mae (Ulmer) Harris

Evelyn Mae (Ulmer) Harris peacefully passed into the arms of her dear Lord Jesus on Friday, April 29, at Whatcom Hospice House. Born September 19, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta she moved to British Columbia with her family as a young child. She married her husband, Edward Harris Jr., July 3, 1964. He was stationed in Spain, where they lived during the late 1960's. Edward passed away in 1978. Evelyn moved to Bellingham in 1980 where she became a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in worship and served in many capacities. She was employed as a bookkeeper, and did tax preparation services before she retired. Traveling, reading and cooking were some of her passions. She was also an excellent knitter/crocheter, having made many afghans for the Bellingham community. Family members preceding her in death are brother Marvin, and parents Jacob and Emilie Ulmer. She is survived by her sister Sandra Ratcliffe of West Kelowna BC. Evelyn was a gracious and loving soul with a great sense of humor. She will be missed by her family, her friends and her fellow members at Trinity Lutheran Church. A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St, Bellingham. Evelyn requested that memorials be given to Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 119 Texas St, Bellingham WA 98225 or Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots, PO Box 480167, New Haven, MI 48048. You may share your thoughts and memories of Evelyn in the online memorial guest book at



Frances Ilene Griffin

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Francis M. "Mark" Hofmann

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Frank Blanchard

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Frank O. Berglund

Passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011. Frank was born February 17, 1932 in Craig, CO to "Buck" and Ruth Berglund. After moving to Spokane in 1934, he went to high school in Hunters, WA for a couple years, but graduated from Lewis & Clark High School. After graduation he joined the, paratroopers and then began a 55 year career in the construction industry, working on bridges, building schools, selling and supervising construction of commercial buildings., Frank enjoyed building and flying remote controlled airplanes and was very active in the Lion's Eye program, always participated in fireworks and hotdog sales, was secretary of the Sunrise East Lions Club for many years and District Governor of District 19-E 2006-2007. He was honored with the designation of being a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Club International., Frank was survived by his sister Anita Hansen and brother-in-law Arlyn Hansen of Rathdrum, ID; his niece Susan Ryder of Bothell, WA, nephews Brad Hansen (wife Connie) of Clarkston, WA and Bruce Berglund of Yakima, WA; four grand-nieces and grand-nephews and two great-grand-nieces. He was preceded in death by his father "Buck" Berglund, mother Ruth Berglund, brother Joe Berglund and niece Traci Whallon., In Frank's memory there will be a light dinner served for family and friends at the, at 212 S. David Rd in Spokane Valley, on May 16th at 4 P.M.



Fred Norman "Tip" Gulbrandson

Fred was born on May 12, 1905 in Larvik, Norway and died in Everett of a brief illness on March 16, 2011 just short of his 106th birthday. His parents, Herman and Anna Gulbrandson, emigrated from Norway with Fred and his two older sisters in 1907. The family lived first in several North Dakota towns where three more girls and one more boy were born. In 1918 the family moved to Everett arriving on Halloween. Fred, his brother and sisters all attended Everett schools., After a serious injury while working at the Clark-Nickerson sawmill in Everett, Fred joined his father as union carpenters and contractors. Together they built a number of structures in Snohomish and King Counties, including the old county detention home at Rockefeller and Wall. Fred joined the Carpenter's Union in 1928 and remained a member until his death. Following his father's death in 1940, Fred continued on his own as a builder until retiring at age 75. Some of his work included the Hewitt Avenue bridge across the Snohomish River, Donovan-Allen houses and the construction of federal wartime housing at the Baker Heights project in north Everett, the forestry kiosk at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, and a large number of private residences, including many custom homes in the Edmonds area., As a young man, Fred belonged to one of Everett's first motorcycle clubs. Riding his 1922 Indian motorcycle, Fred and his friends enjoyed taking trips down the coast to California. Fred also had a memorable trip riding "the rails" alone back to the Chicago World's Fair in 1932., Fred married Edith Stohr of Whidbey Island in 1939 and they lived most of their married life in Everett's Pinehurst neighborhood. For almost seventy years Fred and Edith enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping together with many close friends and taking part in social and community organizations. Fred was a life member of the Elks, belonged to the Index Sportsman Club, the Sons of Norway, the Improved Order of Red Men, and the Degree of Pocahontas. Fred served as state president of the Red Men at age 99 and was a trustee of the Everett lodge until he was 102., As the eldest surviving son, his younger brother was killed in World War II in 1944, Fred took a leading role in caring for his mother, who died in 1976, and maintaining family ties to Norway. In 1947, Fred and his mother took their only trip back to Norway to check on the large extended family. They had originally left Norway in 1907., Fred is survived by his two sisters, Lorna Krieger. of Coupeville, WA and Helene Cameron, of Everett; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews; and many close friends., Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Edith; sisters, Hjordis Dennie, Sylvia Sweum and Ruth Holm; his brother, Ronald Gulbrandson; and some of his dearest friends., An informal potluck "106th birthday party" will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Red Men Hall at 6814 Washington St. Family and friends are invited to come and share stories about this remarkable man.



Fred W. Linton Sr.

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George William Longley

We will be celebrating your life at the Lytle House at Bothell Landing on May 15, 2011 from 12 - 3 p.m. 



Gerald Allen (Jerry) Porter

He was a great storyteller and a people person. He will be missed by many. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m., at the Mountain View Funeral Home (4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood, WA). A memorial celebration will follow at the home of Tim and Tammy Porter in Puyallup, WA.



Geraldine "Gerrie" Faye Ruff

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Affordable Funeral CareGeraldine "Gerrie" Faye Ruff, 57, left us peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She fought long and hard to stay with her loving family but finally gave into God's waiting arms. She w



Geraldine Ann Boyd-Schlosser

Gerrie was born in Spokane April 26, 1933 to William and Lillian Boyd, and passed away May 5, 2011 with her family by her side. She attended St. Patrick's Elementary School and graduated from Marycliff High School in 1951. She married Albert Schlosser in 1952 and had five children, Kathy Stippel, Diane Smith (Cy), Dave Schlosser (Kara), Karen Silcox (Andrew) and Jim Schlosser (Karen). She is survived by 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included clogging, quilting, and scrapbooking. She was extremely friendly, outgoing and made new friends everywhere she went. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Rd., Otis Orchards. Graveside service to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 17825 E. Trent with a reception following at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Charitable donations can be made in Gerrie's honor to the Lupus Foundation. Please sign Gerrie's online guestbook at, . Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Geraldine Merz

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Gertrude Elizabeth (Eggers) Eilers

Gertrude Elizabeth EILERS (Eggers) Gertrude Elizabeth Eilers (Eggers} went home to be with the Lord, May 3, 2011 at the age of 86 years. She was born in New Plymouth, Idaho and grew up in Snohomish, Washington. She graduated from Snohomish High School and attended the University of Washington. As a college student, she met her future husband, Herbert L. Eilers, when he returned from working in the Navy shipyards at Pearl Harbor during World War II. They were married for 48 years before Herb passed away in 1996. Gert was a stay- at-home mom to four children, as was the custom of the era, and took great pleasure and joy in being a mother. A lifelong Lutheran, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Seattle for more than 60 years. She worked as a "Lunch Lady" at Nathan Eckstein Jr. High School and later as an administrative assistant to the Head of the Food and Beverage Department at Frederick and Nelson Department Store, retiring there in 1981 Gert will be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She had a positive outlook on life and an encouraging word for all. She was the best example of a loving Christian woman. Gert is survived by children, Katherine Howard of Chula Vista, California, Nancy and Shea Gregory of Shoreline, Washington, Christine Eilers of Honolulu, Hawaii, Gregg and Jerin Eilers of Kirkland, Washington, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life, honoring Gertrude, will be held Monday, May 9th at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Seattle. Memorial donations may be made to Concordia Lutheran School, Seattle or to the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.



Gloria Ilene O'Keefe

Gloria Ilene O'Keefe of Vancouver, WA, died of congestive heart failure at home under hospice care and will be sorely missed. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and had one sister, Wanda Wales (deceased 2009) and nine aunts and uncles (all deceased). Her mother died when she was five years old and both she and her sister were raised by their Grandmother Murphy. She graduated from Freemont High School, Los Angeles, CA., Gloria worked as an Administrative Assistant in a bank, and then worked at Cummins Diesel until 1957 where she met her husband, Daniel O'Keefe. They were married on July 6, 1957, and they would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this year. She had two children, Suzanne and Patrick. She was a beloved wife and stay-at-home Mom, and made our house a home., Gloria loved to cook, read, work on genealogy, write, and garden before her stroke in 1997., She did no great things, but instead 'did all things with great love'_-following the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, Mother Theresa, The Blessed Virgin Mary and others. Gloria is survived by her husband, Daniel O'Keefe; and children, Suzanne O'Keefe and Patrick O'Keefe, all of Vancouver, WA., Her funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m,. Tuesday, May 10th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with reception and burial following., Please sign Gloria's guest book at:



Grace M. Schroedel

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Grant William Davidson

Grant William DAVIDSON Grant William Davidson was born on November 20, 1953, in Portland, OR and peacefully passed away at home on May 3, 2011, in Redmond, WA. He spent his boyhood in Hornbrook, CA, where he enjoyed fishing the mountain lakes and Klamath River. He was a proud Boy Scout and liked hiking and camping. As a youth, he was playfully called 'Mr. Baseball' and was avid about team sports. After graduating from Yreka High School, Grant joined the Army. He loved to travel and saw most of Europe while stationed in Germany. His love for travelling continued throughout his life and was second only to his fondness for fine food and the art of gourmet cooking. Grant worked tirelessly to promote agriculture and small farms throughout Washington. He served as President of the Washington State Farmers Market Association and on the King County Agricultural Commission. His passion was for local farmers markets; and he was the founding manager of markets in Woodinville, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Crossroads and Mountlake Terrace. Grant helped many local growers get their start. His compassion and generous spirit knew no bounds. His tireless advocacy helped expand opportunities for low-income families and seniors to buy fresh produce at farmers markets. Grant loved the Christmas season, and friends liked to call him 'Mr. Christmas.' He enjoyed entertaining, and he beautifully decorated his home for all to see. The centerpiece was his amazing Dickens' Village with more than a hundred lighted houses, churches, castles, shops and scores of accessories. Every year Grant's village grew. Grant was preceded in death by his beloved wife Julie and his parents Lew and Shirley Burket. He is survived by his son Scott Davidson; Julie's daughters Jen Rak, Kim Rak and Danielle Rak McNulty; siblings Toni Bray, Shawn Walters, Beth Peters and Scott Burket; and granddaughters Erica, Cassandra, Audrey and Gabriella. A celebration of Grant's life will be held Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. before the opening of the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, 17171 Bothell Way NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made payable to the Cascadia Community College Foundation. Please state that your gift is for the Julie and Grant Davidson Memorial Scholarship Endowment (for Healthcare Careers), and send it to 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011. Online gifts may be made at Travel in peace, dear Grant. You will be in our hearts forever.



Hazel Louise Goeltzenleuchter

Mrs. G. passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center following many months of ill health. She was born in Kalispell, MT to Annabelle Hill and Merle Richmond, both predeceased her. She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Goeltzenleuchter; three daughters; one brother; one sister; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. As per Hazel's wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Bethel Nazarene Church, 1111 S. Thor at Noon on May 14, 2011 to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the





Helen Bales

Helen Bales of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 5, 2011. She was born to Dave and Verna Hinshaw on Aug. 22, 1917 in Bemidji, MN. She graduated from the original Vancouver High School in 1936 and chaired many reunions over the years., She worked at Woolworth's for several years., Helen was a 4-H club leader and a Rainbow Mother Advisor. She was an avid reader, a letter writer, and a music lover. She enjoyed playing pinochle and watching sports, especially baseball. Helen was a great gardener, growing both vegetables and flowers. She was an excellent cook and hostess., Helen was an Eastern Star and her husband Vance was a Mason. They attended Cascades Presbyterian Church. They enjoyed traveling in their RV throughout the U.S., The family thanks the staff and friends at Vancouver Rehab for their loving care of Helen., She was the beloved mother of Dorothy (Jim) Stow of Federal Way, WA, Nancy (Dan) Swann of Vancouver, WA, and David (Judy) Bales of Klamath Falls, OR. She was blessed with five granddaughters, Lynn, Loriann, Katherine, Mary and Lydia; and twin great-grandsons, Lucas and Oliver. She will be missed by dear sister-in-law, Mary DeLashmutt; special cousin, Marie Nelson; and loyal friend, Doug Allinger., Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vance Bales and brother, Ken Hinshaw., Viewing will be noon to 9:00 p.m., Thurs., May 12 and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Fri., May 13. There will be a graveside service at 12:30 p.m., Sat., May 14 with a light lunch to follow., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for children., Please sign Helen's guest book at:



Helen M. Evenson

Passed away May 2, 2011. Born February 29, 1932 in Missoula, Montana, to Robert "Earl" and Eva Hunter. Helen enjoyed telling people that with her leap year birthday she was only 19. She graduated from Missoula County High School in 1951 and then attended the University of Montana. Helen left Missoula and moved to Detroit to work for Northwest Airlines. She then transferred to Spokane where she met Arden Evenson on a blind date; they married in 1956. In addition to raising her family, Helen began working at See's Candies in 1972 and worked there until her retirement., Helen was an avid reader and enjoyed playing any game, especially cards. She loved to watch college sports, especially basketball. She enjoyed being on the sidelines or in the audience at her children's and grandchildren's many sporting events, concerts and performances. But most of all, Helen enjoyed spending time at their Montana river cabin with friends and family., Helen survived two bouts of cancer, but succumbed unexpectedly to a brain hemorrhage. Family and friends surrounded her at the time of her passing., Helen was preceded in death by her parents Robert Earl and Eva Hunter and brother Robert Hunter. She is survived by her brother, Howard Hunter (Mary Carol); her husband of 56 years, Arden Evenson; and their three children, Lori Alexander (Harold), Gunnar Evenson (Donna), Paul Evenson (Marian); her nine grandchildren, Ian, Colin (Channel), Ross, Katherine, and Genevieve Alexander, Nels and Hannah Evenson, and Wyatt and Josephine Evenson as well as numerous nieces and nephews and very dear friends., A celebration of Helen's life will be held Friday, May 13 at 1:00 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 North Indian Trail Road, Spokane, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.



Herbert Carlson

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Herbert Oliver Ludvig Knutsen

Herbert Oliver Ludvig Knutsen, 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Hillside Manor, Missoula, MT in the loving presence of his wife, Sandra. He was born on September 3, 1933 in Everett, WA to Leif and Inga Knutsen, Herb was the seventh of ten children. He was an alumnus of Everett High School (1951) and Western Washington College in Bellingham, WA (1955) and Herb served in the U.S. Army before attending Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN graduating in 1962. Herb married Sandra Jean Peterson in 1961. In 1962 they moved to the prairies of eastern Montana. Herb served his entire ministry in Montana, from McCabe to Bonner, Plentywood, Belgrade, Bigfork and Sunburst, retiring in 1997., Herb was a kind, gentle person who was very accepting of others and demonstrated deep compassion in his work and personal life. He wrote poetry, often to summarize a sermon. Many people have poems he wrote for weddings and funerals. He also enjoyed watercolor painting and calligraphy. In Bonner he was president of Concerned Citizens for Constructive Change and was a Democratic state committeeman from Missoula County. In Plentywood he helped establish Glenwood Group Home. He also became an Emergency Medical Technician and volunteered on the ambulance., Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Leif and Inga; brothers, Elmer, Lawrence, Wil, Leif and Richard; and sisters, Olive Helfenberger and Iris Tompkins., He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Jean; sisters, Ruth Sundseth and Sheila Knutsen; daughters, Cynthia Ann Knutsen and Charlotte Marie Knutsen (Kelly Nicklay); son, Joel William Knutsen (Jennifer); grandchildren, Samuel Knutsen Saroff and Suzanne Marie Saroff, Emily Marie Lee and Victoria Delores Nicklay, Saige Amber Knutsen, David Lawrence Knutsen and Ana Daria Rodriguez Knutsen; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Barbara Peterson; and numerous nieces nephews and cousins., A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 19 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Missoula.



Howard Emmick

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Hugh S. Ferguson

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



Ilene J. Edwards

Ilene J. EDWARDS Ilene Edwards was born on December 2, 1926 to Nels and Johanna Undi. Ilene grew up in Forks, Washington with her 3 brothers Stanley, Norman and Roland on the Bogachiel River until attending college at WSU. Ilene married Roland Edwards in 1952 and raised 3 boys David, Brad and Paul (Jessica) and was proud of her 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Ilene made a career in glass sales at Rainier Glass and Belnap Glass until she retired and enjoyed life taking walks and supplying blackberry jelly and clam chowder to her family and many friends at her home that her husband Roland built for her on Hood Canal. During Ilene's retirement she enjoyed hosting charitable luncheons and coordinating fund raisers for the Children's Orthopedic Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo, please join us for a celebration of her life at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway Lodge. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital.




Jerry E. George, 87, of Anacortes, Washington passed away at home, on Thursday, May 5, 2011, with her family at her side. She was born on September 28, 1923, the seventh of nine children to Willis and Wessie (Blounte) Poole in Hope, Arkansas., After graduating from high school, Jerry joined the Women's Army Corps. During her enlistment of 26 months, she served one year of that time in Paris, France. While in Paris, Jerry met her future husband, Jerry T. George, and they married on June 7, 1946 in Shelby, Montana., Jerry, her husband, was employed with Texaco in Sunburst, MT, where they lived and also where, three children joined the family. In 1958, the family moved to Anacortes at the beginning of the Texaco refinery start up. Jerry worked at Sunset Floral and also for 13 years at J.C. Penney., After retirement, they traveled a lot to Eastern Oregon for fishing and hunting, and made several trips to Hawaii. She was a member of the Anacortes Lutheran Church., Jerry was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jerry, and her daughter, Robin., She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Lance and Becky George of Sedro-Woolley, WA and Dana and Susie George of Anacortes, WA; grandsons and spouses, Brandon, Justin, Brian and Laura, Ryan, Jeremy, Corey and Jillian; and great-grandchildren, Gavon, Ethan, Tru and Michael. Jerry is also survived by her sister, Agatha Wood of Hope, AR and sister-in-law Helen Eliason of Sedro-Woolley, WA; and many dear nieces; nephews; and friends., The family would like to thank Hospice of the Northwest for the support and care of our Mom and our family., A graveside committal service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at the Anacortes Lutheran Church., Memorials may be made in Jerry's name to the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children or Hospice of the Northwest., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Jerry, please sign the online guest register at



James L. "Jim" Davis

James passed away at home in Greenacres, WA and went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1935 in Fort Peck, Montana to Harvey and Hilda Davis. James is survived by his son, Darwin Davis; daughters Debra Pace and Denise Freed; grandchildren, Dwayne Davis, Michelle Davis, Cory Pace, Robert Pace, Angie Pace, and Matthew Lahman; seven great grandchildren Ciara, Landry, Karrisa, Taylor, Wynter, James, Caleb and one on the way; and sister, Shirley Schultz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and three siblings, Betty, Bill and Harry. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:00AM at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. James proudly served our country in the, and he will be laid to rest on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 2:15pm at the Washington State Veteran's Cemetery, 21702 W Espanola Rd Medical Lake, WA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a cancer research charity of your choice.



Janet Dorothy Weisser

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Janette Dean

Janette (Long) DEAN November 6, 1946 ~ May 2, 2011 Beloved wife of Bill, cherished mother to Sherri and Shauna (Brennan), adored grandmother to Megan and Finn O'Reilly, treasured daughter of Elvin and Mabel Long, and much loved sister to Gene (Debbie) Long and Pat (Peter) Papadopulos. Janette graduated from Bellevue High School in 1965, attended Central Washington University and married the love of her life, Bill Dean, in August of 1966. Everyone who loved her are welcome to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, May 14, at 2pm at the Queen City Yacht Club, 2608 Boyer Ave E. in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Swedish Medical Center Foundation in tribute and gratitude to Dr. Kristine Rinn for the extraordinary care she provided Janette and her family. Please include directions that the donation be set for the Women's Cancer Center Fund. You may send those remembrances to the foundation at 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 or online at



Jean A. Droppelman

Jean A. DROPPELMAN Aug. 11, 1921 ~April 14, 2011 Greeting the Lord as she did everyone she met, with a smile and a kind comment, Jean transitioned to the next life on April 14. Her gracious ways will be missed by family and friends. After growing up in Ballard, she spent most of her life in West Seattle. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill, sister Mary and brother Bill Angus. Jean leaves behind an extended family including her sister Frances Droppelman, sons Bill (Marsha), Bruce (Beverly), three grandchildren: Julie (Eric), Tod (Mary), Steven (Monica) and six great grandchildren. After raising her family, she returned to work at Boeing, retiring in 1983. Ever curious and loving to learn, she became a Master Gardener and was a member of the West Seattle Garden Club. She also belonged to a local osteoporosis association, the West Seattle Senior Center and Friends of the Yellowstone Trail (Snoqualmie Pass). Special thanks to Swedish Hospice Care for their guidance and support through mom's battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Swedish Hospice or to the Booth Gardner Parkinson Research Center. At her request, there will be a 'Celebration of Life' on May 15, 2:00PM at the Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW.



Jeffrey C. "Jeff" Olson

Jeff Olson, 64, unexpectedly passed away at home on May 2, 2011. He was born January 26, 1947 in Snohomish where his heritage is deeply rooted. As a child, he moved with his family to Bremerton before they settled in Lacey. Together with his parents and sisters, Jeff helped build Faith Lutheran Church where he spent considerable time in his youth. After graduating from North Thurston High School in 1965, Jeff attended Centralia Community College. As it was the Vietnam era, he elected to enlist in the Army. He served his country as a military police officer in Seoul along the DMZ. The Army eventually took Jeff to Southern California where he met Phyllis Roach. She became his life's devotion, and the two were married on July 4, 1970. Soon thereafter, Jeff returned to Washington with his bride and established Olson Sales & Service with his father. In 1971, his son was born, followed by his daughter in 1972. In 1974, Jeff moved his young family to Vancouver, which has been his home ever since. After the family business dissolved, Jeff established his next business, Tahoe, named for his love of Lake Tahoe as well as for the Chevy truck. In addition to being self- employed, Jeff worked tirelessly for Innovative Services NW for the past 10 years. Jeff worked every possible moment to provide the best life for the family he loved so much. Although deeply passionate about his work, nothing took precedence over Phyllis and the kids, and eventually his precious grandchildren., An exceptionally kind, generous and humble man, Jeff leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Phyllis; son, Christopher Olson; daughter, Tracy Bevilacqua (Tony); granddaughters, Jessica and Hannah; mother, June Olson; sisters, Cheryle Finnigan (Rick), Stephanie Olson, Dian Cogdill (Gail); sister-in-law, Sheryl Roach; brothers-in-law, Phil Roach, Herb Roach and Hue Roach (Sue); as well as countless extended family members and friends., His father, Gil Olson, preceded him in death this past December., As much as it was our honor to have been led by his exemplary character, it was Jeff's pleasure to be acquainted with you, even if only for a moment. For those who were fortunate to know Jeff, remember him for his love of life, vibrant sense of humor and exuberant laughter., All are welcome to attend services in Jeff's honor on Saturday, May 14 at 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th, Vancouver, Washington. Reception to follow. As it would be Jeff's preference, casual dress is requested., Jeff was a longtime donor of blood and platelets to the American Red Cross. In lieu of flowers, he would want you to make a similar donation., Please sign the Guest Book at



John Dale Kell

Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

John was born July 27, 1928, in Helena, MT, adopted by parents, Guy and Mattie (Moutray) Kell and he passed away April 29, 2011, after a lengthy illness. His father homesteaded in Shelby, MT for five years, and moved to Spokane when John was five years old.



John L. Clay

John L. Clay passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2011 following a long and valiant battle with cancer. John was born on July 4, 1946 in Great Falls, Montana to Charles and Elizabeth (Lou) Clay., John and his wife, Linda, were married for 39 years and had three sons, John Adam (Sara), Ryan (Jess), and Nathan (Heather)., He was owner/operator of Clay Electric on Camano Island for nearly 25 years before going to work as an electrical inspector and building official for the cities of Lynnwood, WA and Mountlake Terrace, WA., A Memorial Mass will be said for John at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Immaculate Conception, 1200 East Fifth, Arlington, Washington. A reception will follow., A guest book is available online at:, Donations in his memory may be made to the non-profit Disabled American Veterans at, or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at:



John Michael "Johnny" Gaither

John Michael Gaither, of Vancouver, WA, died in a tragic accident on April 29th, 2011, 3 days after his 26th birthday. He was born in Vancouver, WA to Del and Mary Gaither. Johnny graduated from Prairie High School, later attended Western Washington University, and earned his Associates Degree from Portland Community College., John grew up working for the family construction business, and had recently proudly co-founded an asphalt maintenance company with his father., Known by many nicknames, including John Boy, Hodge, and Johnny Strong Heart, John was absolutely, positively one of a kind. He was loving without restraint, giving without bounds, and always, always, always protective, supportive, and encouraging. John found his purpose and contentment in loving people, and gave selflessly to friends, family, and strangers alike., He was a master of impersonations, and his quick witted humor was both hilarious and uplifting. Ever a kid at heart, Johnny built great Lego masterpieces into his 26th year, as well as explosive devices, imaginative booby traps, and contraptions of all shapes and sizes. He shared a rare affinity and connection with children, and had a gentle and gracious way that drew them to him. He was a regular Peter Pan., John's humor and zest for life were only rivaled by his sharp wit and incredible intellect. He was an avid reader and lover of history and military studies. He had a mind like a steel trap and the memory of an elephant. A kind of human encyclopedia, Johnny was our ultimate Jeopardy master. From little on, he was a natural actor and showman. He had a great, big, boisterous voice and loved singing along to Frank Sinatra and his favorite musical, Les Miserables., Though he only had 26 years, Johnny lived life large, touching many with his loyalty, enthusiasm, and passionate and fierce spirit. The joy he brought to the lives of those blessed enough to know him cannot be expressed through words., He will be forever loved and deeply missed. John left behind his parents, Mom and Dad; sister, Sis; brother, Roo; an incredibly loving extended family; and the love of his life, Jessica., A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. at New Heights Church, 7913 NE 58th Ave., Rather than flowers, please send donations in John's name to Riverview Community Bank, which will later be donated to a Bosnian refugee nonprofit_ a cause important to John., Please sign John's guest book at:



John O. Hamberg

HAMBERG, John O., Born May 24, 1959 in Kalispell, Montana to John W. and Geraldine Hamberg; he died April 14, 2011 in Spokane, Washington., He was an avid reader, enjoyed camping, traveling, carving, gardening and sharing time watching T.V. with family., He worked as a farm hand though out the northwest on in home construction mostly remodeling and repairing homes., He is survived by his daughter Jennifer (Hamberg) Christensen and husband Trey of Ronan, Montana; granddaughters Jazmine, Tyra and Taija Christensen; brothers Robin (Kunnie) Hamberg of Avendale, Arizona, Richard and (Tracey Rodenbough) Hamberg of Newport, Washington and Heather (Hamberg) Archdale of Spokane, Washington, and a number of nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents John W. Hamberg and Geraldine (Brazington), Hamberg, Schurmann, a son Jeremy John (JJ) Hamberg, daughter Lauralee Loretta Hamberg, sister Christina Hamberg, brother and sister-in-law Roger and Jeanine (Cox) Hamberg., Graveside Services will be held on June 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Superior Cemetery in Superior, Montana.



Johnnie D. Johnson

Johnnie D. Johnson, 98, passed away in Stanwood, WA at Josephine Sunset Home on April 28, 2011., He was born to Alfrida and Helmer Johnson on March 20, 1913 in Bryan Township, ND. He was the oldest of 11 children., Johnnie grew up in North Dakota. After several trips to Washington State, with his brother Arnold in the early 1930's, he returned in 1937 and stayed. He worked on Ernie Thompson's farm in Marysville where he met and later married Ernie's niece, Vera Thompson. They married on August 30, 1940 in Everett, WA., They purchased and cleared 20 acres in the East Sunnyside area where they farmed and raised four sons. Johnnie and Vera lived on the "farm" for nearly 50 years, gardening, raising chickens and a variety of other critters. During this time Johnnie worked at the Weyerhaeuser sulfite mill as a pipe fitter and painter. He retired from Weyerhaeuser in 1976. He then turned a hobby into a full-time affair repairing appliances or just about anything broken for people in and around the area., His parents; sisters, Nina and Helen; brothers, Arnold, Lester, Hillard and Norris; and his wife of 50 years, Vera, preceded him in death., Johnnie is survived by four sons, Don (Bobbi) of Yakima, Allen (Lynn) of Ashland, OR, Gail (Terry) of Marysville and Tim (Cindy) of Longview, WA; three brothers, Walter, Levi and Mencer; sister, Eleanor; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews., As a teenager, Johnnie played the trumpet in the Binford, ND high school band. He also played the accordion at local barn dances. He played the accordion for most of his life as well as the drums and trumpet. He played in many dance bands and formed the Johnnie Johnson band, which played at the Everett Eagles, Normana Hall and many other venues. In later years he enjoyed entertaining at local senior centers and nursing homes, including Josephine Sunset Home., We will always remember the tapping of his toe to a good polka and the lively sound of his accordion., At Johnnie's request, there will be no services.



Jon Frank Nash

Jon Frank Nash passed away in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was 73, born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee on November 16, 1937. Military travel landed Jon in Bellingham, Washington where he met the girl of his dreams. Lorraine took Jon's hand in marriage in Bellingham on September 6, 1958. Jon enjoyed 53-years of companionship with his "Bride". Jon enjoyed the pleasures of family, good friends, good food, and good wine, the warmth of the Arizona sun and the wash of Washington rain, dancing, flying, golf, sailing and travel. Jon provided service to his country as a member of the United States Navy, his family as "Jon (Babe)", "Dad" "Pops" and "Grandpa", his community as Scout Master,



Jon M. Johnson Sr.

Passed away on April 30, 2011, in Spokane, WA. Jon was born in Spokane, WA to Memphis Johnson and Mary Lou Van Riper on May 3, 1970. He is survived by four children, Marquis Johnson and John Johnson both of Spokane, WA, Rashon Johnson and Jon Johnson Jr. both of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Janette Hogan, brother, Thomas Johnson, brother, Joseph Van Riper, sisters, Lynette Johnson and Jennifer Stanley, all of Spokane, WA, sister, Sheila Lee, of Sacramento, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation on Monday, May 9, 2011, from 3:00-8:00 P.M. at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church, 203 E. 3rd Ave., Spokane, WA. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park.



Joseph Hanks Jr.

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Joseph W. "Joe" Cuneo

With his family by his side, Joe went home to be with Jesus, at the age of 49, from cancer., He is survived by his mother, Doris; three sisters, Tami, Jodi and Jewell; daughter, Kayla; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins., Joe was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words., No services will be held.



Joy Colleene Heller

Colleene was called home May 2nd, 2011 to be with her Lord and Savior after battling health problems. She was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Hastings, NE., She married Eldon Heller in 1951 and moved to Washington in 1952. Longtime resident of Washougal, WA and business owner. She loved to cook and entertain. This led her to owning the Washougal Mercantile, and then starting Heller's Restaurant with her husband., After retirement they traveled and then built their dream home in Arizona. After moving back to WA to be with her family and grandchildren, she then volunteered at the Treasure House, and held the "Sunday Family Dinners" that were open to all friends and family., Colleene is survived by one son, Randy (Reta) Heller; three daughters, Cyndi (Mike) Heller-Kerr, Debi Heller, and SanDee (Ernie) Blair; six grandchildren, Lacey, Amanda, Collin, Brad, Danielle, and Dylan; two great-grandchildren; loyal sister-in-law, Hazel Heller; four brothers, one sister, many nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Heller, in 2008., The funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas, WA on Mon., May 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Please sign Joy's guest book at:



Karen F. Leitheiser

Karen F. Leitheiser Karen Leitheiser, born December 19, 1952, died April 19, 2011 from her courageous three year battle with Cancer. She was the true definition of a "fighter", and kept her drive for life till the end. She was an inspiration to many and touched the hearts of everyone she encountered. Karen was a proud employee of Costco since 1989 and most recently with the Puyallup store. Even during her sickest time, she often would say, "I just want to get back to work." She loved her job, but mostly she loved the people. Karen will be missed beyond any verbal expression, but we are grateful she is free from her body and is now at peace. Karen is survived by her husband, Michael Leitheiser; son Jason (Kim) O'Leary (their two sons); daughter Shannon O'Leary with granddaughter Alayna and mother-in-law Ruth Leitheiser "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." We Love You, Karen (Mom). A celebration of her life will be held at 11am on Sat., May 14, 2011 at Weeks Dryer Mortuary Garden Room. Remembrances may be made to the




Lawrence E. Hansen, age 91, a native pioneer of Skagit County, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his side on May 3, 2011. He was born to Walter and Nellie Watkinson Hansen October 3, 1919 at Belfast, Washington., His first schooling began in Belfast with a total school enrollment of 30. In March 1926, the family moved to Allen where he also attended school in a two-room school house. At his graduation in 1937 from Burlington High School he was very embarrassed to be called up, along with four girls, for a perfect attendance award., Lawrence spent his early years in Belfast fishing Friday Creek. At the age of 5, his family moved to Allen. He rode on the wagon as their cattle were driven down the Sam Bell Road and then down the Allen West Road to their new farm. From there he fished the Samish River. Of course, being born with the fishing bug he eventually fished rivers and lakes from Alaska to British Columbia and Washington. His biggest fish was a 20 foot long shark that was caught on a hook that he talked the machinist on his sub chaser into making for him; a steak (bait) that he got from the ships cook; then used the ships winch and boom as a rod and reel., He was working at the Carnation Plant in Mount Vernon when the war broke out. He joined the Navy as an apprentice seaman right after Pearl Harbor. He was a signalman on a sub chaser in the South Pacific. He earned enough money in the Navy playing poker to buy his beloved property on Bow Hill where his son Don and wife Mary currently live. He was discharged out of the Navy in January 1946., After the war, he went back to work at the Carnation Plant and also took over the family farming operations at home. He also was a part-time milk truck driver for the Darigold Plant in Burlington for 14 can routes., For most of his career, he hauled livestock from the local dairy farmers to the Marysville Livestock yard as well as the sale barn in Snohomish. He retired from that when he was 62., He was always an entrepreneur and also did a lot of logging as well as becoming a real estate agent selling lots at the Samish River Park., He loved to hunt as well as fish. He taught his children well, and thanks to him, we are passing the love of fishing, hunting, and love of the outdoors on to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren., He had his last deer hunt at the age of 87. We dropped him off in the woods, told him to shoot a buck and that we will go make camp and be back in about an hour. Upon our return he had a nice 2 point buck all dressed and ready for skinning. We could not have been happier or prouder of our dad. At the time he was with a son, grandson, great-grandson and a great-granddaughter., He moved from the Allen West Road farm in 1967 to the Ershig Road and fulfilled a dream of living on the Samish River. He greatly enjoyed all the activities living on a river could bring. He watched the many species of birds that came to eat and drink; the mink and beaver; the salmon in the fall; and of course, steelhead and cutthroat fishing. He even had a visit by a four point buck. In the winter it became flood watch as the Samish surrounded the house and rushed by., He was a self published author with his books, Samishgold Memoirs and Western Wildlife Wanderings. He also wrote articles for the Washington Fishing Holes and Salmon Trout Steelhead magazines., Lawrence's parents instilled in him an intense lover of all nature. He truly was an outdoor enthusiast., Lawrence was married to the "girl across the street" Bernice Aase Wahlgren for 55 years. She preceded him in death in 2006. He was also preceded by his brother, Floyd Hansen, and sisters, Vernice Brown and Margery Farnsworth-Swanson., Lawrence is survived by sons, Burt (Linda) Wahlgren of Marysville, Don (Mary) Wahlgren of Bow, Marvin (Connie) Wahlgren of Bow, daughters, Colleen (Rick) Buckley of Maple Valley, Marlene (Doyle) McCalib of Burlington, his brother, Ronald (Angie) Hansen of Agassiz, BC, his sister, Mildred Stratton of Anacortes, sister-in-law, Ruth Sexton, brother-in-law, Walter Deming, and 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews., The family extends heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Sedro-Woolley Life Care Center for their special care and concern during his time there., A memorial service will be held at the Edison Lutheran Church, Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 11:00 am. A potluck reception will follow.



Laura (Lolly) Baugh

Laura (Lolly) BAUGH Lolly could hit a golf ball a country mile, she had a tennis serve that that tore the racket out of your hands and she skied like a tornado. She was at "home" at a party, both elegant and rustic. Born in Toledo, Ohio on New Year's Eve in 1927 to parents George and Marion Doust, Lolly graduated from Roosevelt High School (1946) and from the U of W (1950). As a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, she was involved in many student activities. She met Bob Baugh at the UW when he had returned from a Navy tour, and they were married after her graduation. They recently celebrated their 61st anniversary. Bob led Baugh Construction Co, into a position as a première builder of Seattle's skyline. When time permitted, the couple took People To People Tennis tours, building good relationships in 21 nations. Often, people they had met were entertained in Seattle. Lolly was involved and contributed generously to Ryther Child Center, Orthopedic Hospital and the symphony, where one year she chaired the Symphony Ball. Lolly died peacefully at Mirabella Care Facility on May 5. Naturally, Bob was nearby. The Baughs have two children, Carolyn and Tom, who live in California, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Lolly was predeceased by her parents and sister, Janet. Services will be announced at a future date. The family is especially grateful for her loving impact on their lives this Mother's Day.



Lawrence Hewitt Kucera

Lawrence Hewitt Kucera died April 28, 2011 at the age of 86 of congestive heart failure at his home in Everett, WA., Larry was born January 22, 1925 in Sydney, NE. He graduated high school at St. Patrick's Academy, Sydney, NE. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 - 1945 in Artillery Survey and participated in the Normandy invasion that hastened the end of, . Larry graduated in 1952 from Western Washington College, Bellingham, with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Education., Larry's teaching career carried him from Bellingham to Willapa to Gold Bar where he was Principal and Head Teacher from 1959 - 1966. He later taught in the Everett School District at Garfield Elementary and Evergreen Middle School, retiring in 1988 after 32 years of teaching service to appreciative students., In his younger years, he enjoyed dancing though, after retirement, he spent more time caring for his yard, tinkering with his vintage Model A, acquiring a garage full of tools from garage sales, keeping up with his Army buddies from WWII, and playing with his many grandchildren who brought him great joy in his later life., Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Claire Seda Kucera; father, James V. H. Kucera; brother, Frank; and sister, Mary Ann., His surviving family includes his sisters, Doris Carlson and Irene Hand; his children, Larry (and wife, Evonne), Greg (and mate, Larry Yocom), Denise (and husband, Bob Bishop), Kevin (and wife, Carrie), and Jennifer (and husband, Erik Schmidt). His grandchildren are Brian (wife, Claire), Diana (husband, Tristan), Steven (wife, Laura), Paul (wife, Jennifer), and Kucera "Cera" Bishop, Mikayla Jennings, Julianna, Jennise, and James Gaines; and his great-grandchildren are Landen Bishop and Rhys Kucera., A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2509 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201. A reception will follow immediately after the service.



Lawrence O. Highley Sr.

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Lillian Audrey Crowley

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



Linda Currey

Linda CURREY Linda Marie Currey was born on June 24, 1955 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the daughter of Andre and June Clermont, and was raised in Ontario and Quebec as a child. Linda moved to Vancouver, BC in 1972, graduating from Pacific Vocational Institute (Vancouver, BC) as a Dental Receptionist, and Douglas College (Vancouver, BC) as a Medical Office Assistant with Office Administrator studies. She held positions as Child Care Staff, Pitt Meadows Day Care (Maple Ridge, BC), Office Manager, Laborie Surgical (Richmond, BC), Medical Stenographer, St. Pauls Hospital (Vancouver, BC), Emergency Room Admitting, St. Pauls Hospital (Vancouver. BC), Volunteer Teachers Assistant, St. Nicholas Montessori (Federal Way, WA), Volunteer Teachers Assistant, Wildwood Elementary School (Federal Way, WA), and Attendance Secretary, Wildwood Elementary School (Federal Way, WA). Linda was also Vice-President of the Wildwood PTA, a Troop Leader in Girl Scouts, and yet reserved time and energy to stay fully engaged in being a loving, nurturing mother and devoted wife. Linda was always known for her vitality and being a forthright person who did not hesitate to tell the truth as she saw it, or give her opinion and let the chips fall where they may but she also lit up every room she walked into, and the light lasted long after she left. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and 2005, Linda devoted much of her time counseling and educating other women, especially those who were newly diagnosed with or fighting inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), but she refused to allow her personal fight with cancer to define or diminish who she was. Passionate about living and quality of life, Linda enjoyed camping, wind surfing, salmon fishing, and other outdoor sports with her family and friends. She will always be remembered as the personification of faith, courage, strength, hope, and love. Linda served at First Baptist Church of Bothell, Grace Community Church of Auburn, New Heart Worship Center of Auburn, and Overcomer Covenant Church of Auburn nurturing children in multiple roles like Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), teaching Sunday School, and providing child care to infants and preschoolers. Her favorite Bible passage was Psalm 23, two favorite authors were Max Lucado and Joyce Meyer, and a favorite saying was 'First believe and then let your life be a testimony to what you believe!' Linda was 55 years old, and resided in Federal Way, WA for the last fifteen years with her husband and two children. She departed this life peacefully at University of Washington Medical Center on May 1st, 2011 at 9:05PM, survived by her husband, Washington Lee, and her children, Joshua Lee and Brittany Louise June Currey, of Federal Way, WA. Also still living are six siblings: her brothers Paul and Mike, and her sisters Judy, Janet, Danielle, and Diane, residing in Ontario and Quebec, except Diane, who resides in Vancouver, BC. A Memorial Service to celebrate Linda's life is scheduled for 10:00AM on May 21st, 2011 at the Overcomer Covenant Church, 33415 Military Rd South, Auburn, WA 98001. Anyone who knew Linda is welcome to attend in remembrance of her.



Lois Evangeline Rohde

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Lois Evanoff

Memorial services will be held for Lois Evanoff at 11 am Saturday, May 14, at Manito Methodist Church. Born to Arthur Edward and Clara Fern Green, Lois was raised in Edwall, WA, earned her Masters at EWCE, and taught in Spokane's District 81 for many years. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Duenwald, of Bead Lake, numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving friends. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence, six sisters and one brother. Lois and Lawrence built a home (designed by Lawrence) on Tower Mountain - which Lois opened to family, friends, and those in need. She will be long remembered for her generosity and care for everyone, including all the wild creatures and birds. Lunch will follow at 1:00 at the Edwall Methodist Church.



Lola J. Tavares

Lola J. Tavares, 69, passed away on April 28, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was born on November 9, 1941 in Nampa, ID to Jim and Vivian Quintana. In 1959, she married Raymond Tavares and had four children. She was an excellent wife and mother. She had a passion for family, cooking, interior decorating, writing and shopping. She owned two convenience stores. She loved people. And all who knew her, loved her too., Lola is survived by her husband, Ray Tavares; her children, Rocky Tavares, Darla Walker, Tony Tavares, and Jim Tavares; her grandchildren, Destiny, Angie, Kris, Danielle, Mindy, Josh, Cody, Teague and Cohen; her great-grandchildren, Maddisen, Cristian, Eve, Anna, Christopher and Ashleigh; her four siblings, RoseMarie Quintana, John Quintana, Vicky Brown and Rex Quintana; and also many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on May 12, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign the Guest Book at



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.



Mae "Arlene" Weinans

Mae "Arlene" Weinans of Vancouver, WA, passed away April 25, 2011. Mom was born in South Dakota and spent her youth in Minnesota with her parents Bill and Gladys Broich, and her brothers Ken, Hap, Dale, and Dick, all of whom preceded her in death., She loved to bowl, and play bingo, any kind of craftwork, her dog Princess, and baking. Her hands were never still. With her husband George, who died in 2006, she raised five daughters: Patti Rodgers (Robbie), Carole Weinans, Susan Iseli (Bob), Joni Bisconer, and Nancie Weinans; grandchildren, Melissa Rodgers, Amanda Williamson (Steve), Andrea Meyers, Chris Weinans, Shaun Keeney, Cyndee Case, and Blaine Meyers; and great-grandchildren, Garrett and Nolan Meyers, Alyssa Case and Amelia Keeney., We would like to thank the staff of Highgate Memory Care, for the excellent care and love they showed our Mother., Please sign Arlene's guest book at:



Marlene Clark

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Marlene died at home in East Wenatchee on April 8, 2011. She was born in Moline, IL and moved with her family to Seattle when she was 17. Marlene married John Clark (deceased, 2003) in 1960, and first lived in Lynnwood, where they had three children, Terri, Jody and Cory.



Mary Elizabeth Carlson

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Mary Gilchrist

Mary Irene Moeck GILCHRIST Age 89, passed away on May 2, 2011. She was born the eighth of nine children to Ernest and Tula Mae Moeck in Leavenworth, WA on March 7, 1922. She graduated from high school in Leavenworth, attended nursing school in Spokane and then moved to Yakima. She married Fred Gilchrist in 1950 and had three children, Pam, Betsy and Guy. The family lived in Portland, England, Germany and South Africa. She was involved in all her children's activities, was an expert seamstress, knitter and gourmet cook and hostess. She enjoyed travel and the challenges of living abroad yet welcomed a return to the US, where retirement in Sequim, WA and then Bainbridge Island provided new challenges. She spent the last nine years being cared for with immeasurable love and concern at The Hearthstone. She is survived by children, Pam Meyer (Charlie) of Laurel, MD, Betsy Gilchrist (John Clarkson) of Seattle and Guy Gilchrist (Miriam) of Redwood City, CA. Her grandchildren Cathy (Matthew), Theo (Jaci), Brian, Chris and Anna will miss her. The family wishes to thank her friends and caregivers at the Hearthstone for their continuous and loving care. Rest in peace, Mutti. A service will be held Tuesday, May 10th at 10 AM at The Hearthstone chapel at 6720 E Green Lake Way N, Seattle 98103. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hearthstone Health Center.



Maurice "Maury" Sauve Jr.

Maury was born April 5, 1951 in Seattle, WA to Maurice Sr. and Teddy Sauve. He went home to be with our Lord on March 30, 2011., His memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., May 14, 2011 at the Alderwood Community Church, 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA.



Michelle E. Quimby

Michelle E. Quimby, 30, of Everett, WA, left us unexpectedly on April 29, 2011. She was born April 23, 1981., She will be strongly missed by her father, Stephen Quimby; her mother, Lori Michelson; and her brothers, Ryan and Stephen Quimby., At her request, no services will be held.



Muriel L. Bauer

BAUER, Muriel L., On April 25, 2011, our beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother and sister passed away peacefully at Guardian Angel Homes, with family and friends at her side. Muriel was born on August 20, 1918, to Martin and Sophia Olson in Norma, North Dakota, and was the oldest of four children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Arlene Fitzmaurice; and brother, Arvid Olson. Muriel was married to Theodore Bauer in 1946. They enjoyed many happy years together, raising two daughters, and in later years, travelling to Nevada and Arizona during winter months to enjoy warmer weather. Her husband and daughter, Marla Dolan, have also preceded her in death. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Judy (Bill) Nichols of Liberty Lake; brother, Donovan Olson of Devils Lake, North Dakota; granddaughters, Heather Dreves, Haley Ochse, Heidi Tipton, Richelle Randall, Kala Dolan; and seven great-grandchildren., The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the wonderful staff at Guardian Angel Homes for their warmth, kindness, compassion and loving care over the past four years. Also, a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers of Horizon Hospice for their compassionate care during the past several months. A private family celebration of Muriel's life will be held at a later date.



Natalie Margaret Campbell

Natalie Campbell, age 90, passed away peacefully in Bellingham, WA on May 4, 2011. She was born July 7, 1920 in Vancouver, B.C., to Finley and Margaret McLaren. She was a member of the RCAF during WWII. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gordon Campbell, well known horse trainer, owner and breeder in both California and B.C. She has lived in Blaine, WA in recent years. She is survived by her sister Shirley Fisher (husband Ben), sister-in-law Hazel Bagey, nephew Ben Fisher (wife Rebekah), and niece Rhonda Hemmerling (husband George), all of B.C., numerous nieces and nephews, and her best friend Barbra Herrick (husband Tom). Visitation will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Tue, May 10th from 3-5 PM. A memorial gathering will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 11th at 10 AM, followed by a graveside committal at 2:30 PM at Forest Lawn, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5G3M1. You may share memories with the family at



Ned M. Barnes

BARNES, Ned M., Ned M. Barnes passed away April 26, 2011 in Spokane. He was born October 28, 1936 in Spokane, the son of Edwin K. and Mary (Maclin) Barnes., A graduate of Spokane Public Schools, Ned attend-ed elementary school at Wilson Grade School and high school at Lewis and Clark. He received his undergraduate degree from the School of Business at the, in 1958, attended the, School of Law until his graduation and admission to the bar in 1961. Ned served in the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to the Judge Advocate General Corps in Plattsburg, New York. Upon returning to Spokane in 1965, he accepted a position with the law firm of Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole in 1965 where he became a partner and practiced law until his death. Ned served on the Board of Directors of Witherspoon Kelley for many years and was the leader of the real estate practice group., Ned was a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers for the past 30 years. He was a member of the American Land Title Association, and a founder and former President of the Pacific Real Estate Institute. He was recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his real estate practice since 1985. Ned believed that all members of the Spokane County Bar Association owe a duty to give back to our community and he was always active in civic affairs. He also served on the board of directors of Sterling Savings Bank for 27 years., Ned served on the Board of Directors of Spokane Mental Health Association for over 40 years, having provided pro bono legal work on its behalf and having helped to facilitate its merger with Child Guidance and Crisis Clinic in 1969. His greatest reward in serving was seeing people with mental illnesses being cared for and their lives improved., Ned called libraries "an absolutely important feature" of a community. He served on both the City of Spokane Library Board of Trustees and the Spokane Public Library Foundation where he was Chairman of the Board since 1989. Last August, the Washington Library Friends, Foundation and Trustees Association honored Ned with its prestigious Distinguished Service Award for Trustees. He was a member of the Downtown Spokane Partnership from 1993 through 2008 and served on the Canadian Committee of Spokane Regional International Trade Alliance., Ned was an avid golfer, a longtime member and former President (as was his father) of Manito Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed spending time at Priest Lake with family and friends. Ned was an early pioneer in wild white water rafting and could row with the best. His favorite river was the Middle Fork of the Salmon. One of his greatest joys was reading and he always carried a book., Ned was a member of Manito Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Barnes; children, Eric (Karen) Barnes of Encinitas, CA., Katherine (Larry) Warner of Oakland, CA., Mitchel (Raquel) Barnes of Madrid, Spain, and five grandchildren; plus his sister's children, Robert, Gary, and Donald James., Memorial services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E. 30th Ave., Spokane. The service will be followed by a gathering in celebration of Ned's life at Manito Golf & Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Spokane Public Library Foundation, Spokane Mental Health, Manito Presbyterian Church, or Hospice of Spokane. Please visit Ned's on-line memorial at:, Arrangements entrusted to:



Nora Berg

The beloved mother of two wonderful boys, Nora Berg passed away on April 27, 2011 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Nora was taken too soon, at age 46, after a courageous four-year fight with breast cancer., She was born and raised in Germany and while completing her degree, she took an extended vacation to California where she met her future husband. They proved love could overpower the distance and after a two-year courtship, they were married and Nora moved to America to start a new life in Edmonds., Nora adored her family and was most happy seeing her boys grow and experience the excitement of life. Nora talked about her sons constantly and always could find traits of hers in each of them. She was an avid reader and loved movies, art and music. Nora was a master gardener and felt most at home in the dirt. She loved every animal she could see, especially her cats. She loved traveling and her favorite trip each year was a trip to Las Vegas to see old friends from California., Nora leaves behind a loving husband of 18 years, Brian; sons, Max and Niklas; sister, Kirsten Balke; and mother, Gerda Gross., Nora was preceded in death by her father, Manfred., The world lost a very special soul with Nora's passing. She fought cancer with the passion with which she lived life. She will be missed every day by her family and friends, and will be remembered as a caring and wonderful woman., The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Erin Ellis and the entire Swedish Cancer Institute's Treatment Center staff. Nora was aways treated as a special person during each visit and received tremendous care and compassion during every treatment., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Swedish Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer programs at, Cancer-Institute/How-You-Can-Help in Nora's honor., At a later date, the family will hold a private ceremony at Nora's request. Please share your memories with the family at



Patricia A. Willis

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Paul Lalka Jr.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held for Paul Lalka Jr. at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Garden of Honor, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th. A reception will follow at, Post 1474, 2902 E Diamond Ave. 



Peggy M. (Belknap) Jones

Passed away on Monday May 2, 2011. Peggy lived a long life in just 67 years. She made her home in Spokane and the surrounding area for the last 35 years. Peggy was born in Tacoma Washington and graduated from Kennewick High School. Peggy is survived by her son, Dom Felix; her sister, Patricia Valencia; her grandchildren, Samantha Tennison, Emilee Schmidt, and Tyler Felix; nieces, Rebecca Schmidt, Valerie Norton; nephew, Scott Belknap; Two great-grandchildren and countless friends and family not named. Peggy worked at the Mayfair Café in downtown Spokane for 20 years. Her quick wit and one of a kind personality will be long remembered by those that loved her. Her life will be celebrated at Fairmount Cemetery in the Sunset Mausoleum Saturday June 18, 2011 at 2:00pm all are welcome.




Ray D. Gardner passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the age of 58, after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer., Ray was born on August 1, 1952 in Kirkland, Washington., He graduated from Newport High School in 1970 and received a BA in History and minor in Business from Western Washington University in 1975., On September 24, 1988 he was united in marriage to Renae Marie Eklund. They celebrated the birth of their daughter, Lesley Marie, on December 7, 1990., He was employed as a service manager at Martin Commercial Fueling for the past 17 years., Ray was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon and a member of the MOPAR Muscle car club.., His wish was to be remembered most as a good father, good husband, lover of old Rock and Roll music and cars, particularly MOPAR., Ray is survived by his wife of 23 years Renae; daughter, Lesley; sister, Nancy Boone and husband Tom of Carnation; brother, Bob Gardner Jr. of Shelton; and mother Eileen Gardner of Redmond., He was preceded in death by his father Bob Sr. in 1985., Memorial Services will held at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 on May 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM with a reception afterwards., Memorials are suggested to First Evangelical Lutheran Church or the, Please share your thoughts of Ray and sign the online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Ray E. Dycus

Ray E. Dycus Eagle Eye alias Incorporated RED, age 80, of Oro Valley, Arizona passed away November 23, 2010. He was born in New York. He worked for Boeing, Washington State Auditor's office and for Alderwood Water District., Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Dycus; parents, Ray and Georgia Dycus; and brother, William Eubank., Ray is survived by his three sons, John, Kevin and Patrick; two daughters, Julanne and Anita; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, George Eubank and Robert Dycus., Ray was known for his classic "Hang it on the wall" handshake, telling tales, enjoying chocolate milkshakes and the company of his family., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Holyrood Cemetery, Seattle, Washington., Donations may be made to the charity of your choice., Arrangements under the care of Vistoso Funeral Home. Visit online guestbook at



Rena (Decker) Florence

Rena Florence, age 98, was born March 2, 1913 in Prinsburg, MN, the daughter of Nicholas and Sadie (DeVries) Decker. After a brief move to Pease, MN, the family relocated to Lynden, WA in 1923. She graduated from Lynden High School in 1931. Rena received a "Certificate of Graduate Nurse" from St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham in 1937. She served in the Army Nursing Corp as a commissioned officer from 27 December 1944 through 25 April 1946. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital in 1965. She married Mel Florence May 25, 1951; he died in 2005. For 40+ years they lived on Wilson Ave. in Fairhaven. In retirement, garden and beehives kept them busy. They sold their home in 1999 and moved into the Parkway Chateau where Rena was noted for the beautiful flowers on their 3rd-floor balcony. After a fall in 2008, she entered Mt. Baker Care Center where she died April 4, 2011. Rena is survived by children Jim Florence and Sue (Ken) Lingbloom; grandson Scott (Elena) Alderson; great-granddaughter Rachel (Dave) Row; sister Thelma Gunderson; sister-in-law Barbara Decker; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Tom, John, and Calvin; sisters Jeanine Scott, Sadie Carroll and Johanna Webster; sisters-in-law, Evilo Anderson and Eleanor Tooker. A funeral will be held Saturday May 14, 11:00 am at Moles Bayview Chapel on Lakeway Drive, Bellingham. Reception to follow. Memorials may be made to: Natural Resources Defense Council, PO Box 1830, Merrifield, VA 22116-9729, or to a favorite charity of your choice. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel



Richard Lynn "Bud" Heseltine

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Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Robert G. Paschall

Robert G. Paschall passed away at the age of 92 on May 2, 2011 in Everett. A memorial service will be held at Cascade View Presbyterian Church. The day and time of the service will be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home.



Robert Hampton Bowles

Robert Hampton Bowles, age 73, of Spokane Washington died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 6, 2011. His memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 24th and Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA., Robert (Bob) was born April 21, 1938, in Spokane, WA. A graduate from North Central High School, he was a star quarterback. Bob also enjoyed playing softball, was an avid golfer, loved fishing on Lake Pend O'reille and fly fishing on the smaller area lakes. He attended the, and remained a diehard Husky fan., In 1962, Bob married Sally Bane in Ogden, UT and had three children together, Tamara Bowles Marshall, Bradley Bowles and Christopher Bowles. They later divorced in 1992. Bob married Linda Locke in 1998 who remained with him until his passing., Bob started with State Farm Insurance on March 20, 1966, the day his son Brad was born. He had a long successful career with State Farm as an Agent, Agency Manager, Agency Director and Agency Field Executive. He retired from State Farm in 1998 after 32 years., Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children Tammy Bowles Marshall (husband Russ), Brad Bowles (wife Susan) and Chris Bowles (wife Tara); his grandchildren Brian, Nicholas, Madison, Emma, Hannah and Grayson. Also surviving are Linda's daughters, Cristen Locke-Avlonitis (husband Tony) their children Kostas and Chloe as well as Lauren Locke and her son Payton., In lieu of flowers please send donations to the



Robert J. Diemert

Robert J. DIEMERT June 26, 1924 ~ April 24, 2011 His service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, 10051 NE 195th St. Bothell, WA 98011 (425) 483-9400 Remembrances to Evergreen Hospice, - Evergreen Foundation-make a gift-designation:Hospice Services



Robert Scott Fitzsimmons

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Rose R. Parker

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



Ruth Elizabeth Blake "Blossom" Hammond

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



Ruth Gibbs

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Samuel Ellsworth Indorf

Sam Indorf lived an incredible life surrounded with love of family and meaningful friendships. He was the third child born to Fritz and LaVon Indorf in St. Frances, Kansas., Although Sam came from humble beginnings he was determined from a young age to make a better life for himself and his family. He believed you could not underestimate the value of an education. Through grit and perseverance, he accomplished his dream., He graduated from Boulder High School in 1960 and soon after attended the University of Colorado. From there he moved to Texas, attended North Texas University, and most importantly met the love of his life, Judy. They were married in Dallas in 1966. After Judy's graduation they moved to the Northwest, settling in Spokane. Sam finished his education at EWU with a degree in Business., He taught at Cheney High School for 25 years and found his calling coaching wrestling. His efforts produced numerous successes, including multiple individual state champions and a team championship in 1989. He was inducted in the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994. Through his Culture Exchange program he mentored and coached a multitude of teams around the world. Some of his honors were Inland Empire Sports Writers and Broadcasters Certificate of Achievement in 1990, Washington State Wrestling Coach of the Year 1984, and Director of the NAIA National Wrestling Tournament in 1977. It was his passion and mission to make a difference in his students' lives., He retired from Cheney High School in 1993 and rekindled the other love of his life, golf. Manito Country Club became his home away from home and the people there were his extended family. He would often say to Judy on the way out the door, "I'm going to Heaven" (referring to Manito). He spent numerous hours playing golf, cards, and just enjoying life., Although he spent many hours traveling with wrestling and golf teams, there was nothing he was more committed to than his family- his wife Judy, his two daughters Julie and Petra, and his sons-in-law Rod and Scott. They were his heart and soul and the reason for his existence. The pride he felt in the successes of his girls and the strong, independent, loving women they've become and his four grandchildren- Ava, Isabel, Laurel, and Liam- were his crowning achievement., He is preceded in death by his parents, his nephew Jay Lyn, and his devoted and loving sister Joyce. He is survived by his wife Judy, his two daughters Julie and Petra, his grandchildren Ava, Isabel, Laurel, and Liam, his brother Elwin, his brother-in-law Brownie, his niece Mindy, and his nephews Scott, Arlan, Jay, and Mark., A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday May 12, 2011, at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S Crestline St, Spokane WA 99203., Charitable donations can be made in Sam's honor to Hospice of Spokane.



Shirley I. (Groh) Moline

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Shirley Irene (Groh) Moline was born March 16, 1936, in Seattle, WA, the eldest of two children to Arthur Paul Groh and Olive Estella (Temple) Groh. She attended Catholic School and graduated from Holy Angels Academy in Seattle, WA in 1954. On April 15, 1955, she married Paul H. Moline of Seattle, WA.



Shirley M. Gardner

Passed away on April 30th, 2011 after a battle and complications from COPD. She is preceded in death by her husband and life partner of nearly 60 years, Walter Joseph Gardner, fondly referred to as Joe. Shirley is survived by her sister, Marilyn Petrick of Cheney, WA along with numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Her career spanned almost 40 years of employment with the Bank of Fairfield. Shirley enjoyed life, challenged those she loved and will be missed. Upon request, there will be no service. Family suggests memorials be made in her memory to Waverly Cemetery, PO Box 62, Waverly, WA 99039. Please feel free to contact her niece, Ellen Harkness (509) 998-6521.



Sidney Leigh Engstrom

Sidney Leigh ENGSTROM February 19, 1923~March 20, 2011 Born in Chester, MT, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Africa and Italy. After military service, he graduated from Montana State University, School of Engineering. Sidney married Marion Joy Finrow December 1950. Although, not high school sweethearts, they attended Spokane High School together. They moved to Seattle in 1952 and raised their children in the Ravenna area. Sid retired from Boeing Engineering after 30+ years. He was active in Boy Scouts and, in his day, an avid skier, fisherman and golfer. The family home was the center for holidays, birthdays, even a wedding reception. He delighted in sharing stories of his travels in distant lands as well as life as a park ranger, rodeo rider, and rancher. Sid is survived by sons, John and David and daughter, Marilyn; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren. A small family memorial will be held Saturday, May 14. Please call John or Dave for details.



Stanley G. Collins Jr.

Stanley G. Collins Jr. passed away on May 4, 2011 at the age of 56. He was born to Lorita Heath and Stanley George Collins Sr. in Jacobi Medical Center on March 7, 1955 in the Bronx, New York. Stan "The Man" as he liked to be called loved Bellingham and moved here over 35 years ago for the nurturing community and the beautiful environment after time in the



T. Ralph Alexander

T Ralph Alexander, 93, died April 20, 2011 in Marysville, WA. He was born February 26, 1918 in Mundy Township, Genessee County, Michigan., He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nigel Nadine; son, Rodney William; grandson, Christopher Michael; granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Graves of Hutto, Texas; great-grandchildren, Katalia Rose, Tieran Edward, Justin Thomas Alexander, Vanesah Alisia, Sabrina Alexandra and Brandon Isaiah Graves., He was affiliated with American Baptist Churches since 1933 and was a past District Governor and Life Member of the Lions International. He served four years and five months with the 32nd Infantry Division during, Arrangements made by Cremation Society Northwest with internment in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Flint, Michigan. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.



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.



Theodore M. Curcio Jr.

Theodore M. CURCIO, Jr. 86, of Lacey joined his Heavenly Father on May 4, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Mills & Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA. Ted's story can be read at



Therisa Gail Carlson

Therisa Gail Carlson passed into the arms of Jesus our Savior on April 28, 2011, in Spokane. She was born November 03, 1967. She graduated from Northwest Christian High School in 1986 and went on to become a Registered Nurse., She is survived by her sons Taylor Johnson, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ and Christopher Trunkey of Spokane; by her parents William Carlson of Deer Park and Carol Flerchinger of Colbert; by her brother Duane Carlson of Spokane and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews., Therisa was a joyous and creative woman known for detailed scrapbooking, handmade cards and quick wit., On Saturday, there was a quiet gathering of family to celebrate Therisa's life. She will be greatly missed.



Thomas E. Gilmore Jr.

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Tom Landree

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March 8, 1924 ~ April 16, 2011, William "Bill" White went to heaven to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was 87., Born March 8, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to William and Anna White, the family moved frequently, finally settling for a time in the state of Montana. In 1933 they relocated to Marysville, Washington where Bill graduated from Marysville High School in 1942, enlisted in the, , and after the war rejoined his father's construction company in Marysville., Bill married Lois Aanderud, the love of his life, on June 19, 1946 at her parent's home in Everett. The couple relocated to Mount Vernon and in 1950 moved to Burlington. Their first daughter, Valerie, was born that same year and six years later their second daughter, Trudy, was born., Bill's first line of work in the Skagit County was construction, owning his own dragline shovel. He built many of the dikes on Fir Island as well as other projects in the valley., In 1950, Bill began his farming career, raising strawberries, raspberries and many other crops. He was also involved in various farming organizations such as Farm Bureau, Farm Crops, Flood Control Board and was selected as Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1964., In March of 1960, the biggest event in Bill's life took place. His life changed forever after giving his heart to the Lord at a Torrey Johnson crusade in Mount Vernon. He continued to serve the Lord as a dedicated soul winner and witness. He was a member of Citipoint Church in Mount Vernon. He was also a member of Christian Business Men's Committee and Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International., Bill's passion was to win souls for the Lord and to nurture believers. He had a "Little Bible" ministry, giving small "red" Bibles to many people to explain the plan of salvation and to share the love of God. He also ministered to numerous family members and friends, boldly sharing his faith. He never hesitated to pray for people, no matter the location., After a fall caused a brain injury in August 2009, Bill resided in hospitals and in Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon until his promotion to heaven to be with his Lord. Bill is our loss and heaven's gain., Bill is survived by his precious wife, Lois; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie & Rick Grube of Bellingham; daughter, Trudy White of Seattle and many loving relatives and friends., A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00pm at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N. LaVenture Rd., Mount Vernon., Donation's in Bill's memory may be made to the Assemblies of God World Missions, c/o Citipoint Church, 830 N. 16th St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273, or Hospice of the Northwest, 819 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274.



William Allan St. Amand

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William C. "Dutch" Schulz

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Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsJune 16, 1913 - May 4, 2011William C. "Dutch" Schulz passed away peacefully. Born and raised in the Midwest and a veteran of WWII, he was an athlete and a beloved football coach throughout h 



William Cuneo

William Cuneo, 80, of Seattle, WA, passed away on February 7, 2011., No services will be held. 



Yukiko Abo

A memorial service for Yukiko, was held at the Tacoma Buddhist Church on April 26, 2011. 

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