Monday, May 9, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/09/2011


A. Elizabeth Schell

A. Elizabeth Schell, 103, passed away May 3, 2011 in Arlington, WA. She was born to Alfred and Clara Blumfield May 2, 1908 in Sunland, CA. Elizabeth graduated from Glendale Union High School of Glendale, CA in 1926 and attended OcciDental College of Eagle Rock, CA. Her career was as a homemaker and support to her husband, Clarence, and the family fruit farm. When he passed she ran the farm with the help of her children. She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants of Washington State. Elizabeth enjoyed writing family memoirs, recording genealogy, writing and speaking Spanish and classical music, especially playing it on the piano. She was a strong, quiet, devoted wife and mother; dependable orchardist and an encourager of education., Preceding her in death was her husband, Clarence Schell, in 1959; son, Robert Schell, in 1984; and brother, William Blumfield, in 1983., Elizabeth is survived by her children, Annalee (George) Boulton, of Arlington, Joyce (Roger) Torgerson, of Coeur d'Alene, ID and Kathleen (Eric) Schuster, of Tumwater, WA; daughter-in-law, Neva Schell, of Cashmere, WA; ten grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren., Viewing will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2011 at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave., Arlington, WA. A memorial service will be held that same day at 4:00 p.m. across the street at Arlington United Church. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Cashmere Cemetery on Pioneer Ave., Cashmere, WA, conducted by Community of Christ Church of East Wenatchee, WA., Memorial contributions may be made to the Cashmere Museum, 600 Cotlet Way, Cashmere, WA 98815.



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 



Alice C. Tien

Alice C. TIEN Alice Tien was born on 02/25/1929 in Beijing, China. She passed away on 04/29/2011. Alice was a retired language art teacher for Chinese and Japanese from the Seattle School District. A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Sat. May 14th 2011 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 1215 145th PL S.E. Bellevue WA. She is survived by sons David, Ted and grandson Eli.



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.



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.



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.




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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.



Bert A. Nigro

Bert A. NIGRO In loving memory of Bert who passed away on May 2, 2011 at age 90. Bert was born March 2nd 1921 in Tacoma Washington. He proudly served in the United States Army Air Force as an advanced radio operator from 1942-1946. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Patricia. Services at Greenwood Memorial, Renton, WA, Wednesday May 11th, 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.



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



Charles E. Keller

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



Charles Ray Southard

Charles went to be with the Lord at 58 years old on April 30. He passed away at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Everett, WA on April 19, 1953., He is survived by Stephanie Gillem and their two boys, Ben and Dylan; with grandchildren, Nevaeh and Jacob and baby on the way; also Charles' first wife, Cindy; and their children, Diana, Chuck, Sarah and Tiffany; and 11 grandkids., He will never be forgotten. A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2011 at Tailgaters, 1805 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., May 19 at The National Cemetery, 18600 Se 240th St. Kent, WA.



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.



DEATH NOTICE: Arlene J. Klein

Monday, May 9, 2011 3:00 AM 

Arlene J. Klein, 76, of Moscow died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Arrangements are pending at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Dr. Leonard Labine

Monday, May 9, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dr. Leonard Labine, 91, of Lewiston died Sunday April 8, 2011, at Aspen Park Health Care Facility. Arrangements are pending with Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: John Sullivan

Monday, May 9, 2011 3:00 AM 

John Sullivan, 88, of Moscow died Saturday May 7, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow. [...] 



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.



David Joseph Shore

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



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 



Delmont "Del" Ulrich

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



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.



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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Dorothea Marshall

Dorothea MARSHALL 9-26-28 ~ 5-5-11 Dorothea survived pancreatic can cer for over 3 years, passing peace fully on May 5 at 4 in the afternoon. She is survived by husband Jim of 60 plus years; children, Eileen, Sharon, Susie and JK, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dorothea attended Holy Names Academy from the first grade through the eighth grade. She also attended Roosevelt and Garfield High Schools. She graduated from the University of Washington, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Later she obtained a second degree from the UW in Interior Design. She was a longtime resident of Broadmoor and member of the Seat tle Tennis Club. She was also a mem ber of the Juanita Graham Unit of the Arboretum Foundation. She was also on the board of the University Of Washington School Of Dance. And she was an allied member of the Ameri can Society of Interior Designers. Dorothea was very devoted to fit ness. She was an accomplished ten nis player, golfer (past champion of Green Lake Pitch and Putt), swim mer and triathlete. And she walked with Jim forever. Special thanks to Dr. Philip Gold and Alice Albright at the Swedish Cancer Institute; Dr. Vincent Picozzi at the Virginia Mason Cancer Institute; and Dr. Karen James, primary care physician. We are also grateful to all the wonderful nurses who cared for Dorothea over the past 3 years. And special thanks to the staff on the 15th floor of Virginia Mason Hospital for this past week. There will be a mass for family at St. Ignatius Chapel. A gathering of friends and family will be held later in May. Donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( or 877-272-6226.



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



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.



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.



Elizabeth "Betti" Norton

Elizabeth "Betti" NORTON Born September 22, 1929 in Bellingham, WA; died May 2, 2011 at her home in Bothell. Survived by George, her loving husband of 56 years; her children, Judith Norton (Stan Punzel), Meg Nafziger (Steve), and Lisa Herman (Bruce); her grandchildren, Brad, Marisa, Brian, Christine, Nicole and Rosa; and her brother, Tom Kane (Elsa) and their family. Betti treasured her Catholic heritage. She was the granddaughter of Philip Kaufer, the founder of Kaufer Catholic Supply Store and taught elementary school in a number of Seattle parishes, including Saint Joseph's, Saint Anne's and Our Lady of the Lake. She was also a member of Stillaguamish Country Club, Literary and Travel Club, and the Association for Catholic Childhood; and a parishioner at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Tuesday, May 10th, at 7 PM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, 13632 NE 177th Place, Woodinville, and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 11th, at 11 AM at St. Bridget Church, 4900 NE 50th St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Association for Catholic Childhood, 100 23rd Ave. S., Seattle 98144; Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99224; St. Francis House, 169 12th Ave., Seattle 98122; or the charity of your choice. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



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.



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



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.



Gary W. Yost

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Geraldine "Gerrie" Faye Ruff

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

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:



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 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.



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 United States Marine Corps 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.



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.



Joan D. Green

Joan D. GREEN July 9, 1940 ~ May 3, 2011 Joan Green, long time Bellevue resident and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend died peacefully at her home following a long and courageous fight with cancer. She taught at and retired from the Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children, a job she dearly loved. She enjoyed her family, singing with Master Chorus Eastside, designing and making her own greeting cards and traveling just about anywhere. She is survived by her husband Bernie of nearly 50 years, two sons Michael (Heidi) and Douglas (Kit), two granddaughters Jennifer and Sarah, and three sisters Ruth, Mary and Helen. A memorial service for her will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Online guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM



Johanna A. E. Braun

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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 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.



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.



Jonathan H. Palmer

Jonathan H. PALMER Age 93, of Shoreline, Washington, born in Jamaica, passed away on April 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Muriel Palmer, 4 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 daughter-in-law, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held 10a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Evergreen-Washelli, 11111Aurora Ave. N. Seattle.



Judy Stickler

Judy Stickler died on May 1, 2011 in Calistoga, CA. Judith Irene (Taylor) Stickler was born in Antioch, California on October 19, 1963 the youngest child of Gerald V. Taylor and Dorothy Irene (Kraft) Taylor. Her siblings are William V. Taylor, Douglas W. Taylor, Caroline V. Taylor, who died shortly after her birth, and Susan D. (Taylor) Chard. The Taylor family lived in Antioch then in 1964 they moved to Sunnyvale, California. They moved to Everett, Washington in the summer of 1967. Judy was very blessed to grow up in the same house until she went off to college, surrounded by a loving family and wonderful neighbors and friends. Judy attended Jefferson Elementary School, Eisenhower Middle School, Cascade High School (class of 1981), all in Everett, Washington, then college at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where she was a proud member of the Cougar marching band and became a dedicated and loyal "Cougar" for the rest of her life. Judy graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, cum laude. After college, she volunteered and worked at the Woodland Park Zoo. In 1988, she was hired at the brand new Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana as a zoo keeper and was there for one year. Then Judy worked at Boeing from 1989 until 2000 as a manufacturing engineering planner. Judy met Patrick Stickler in 1990 when they both worked at Boeing. They were married on June 18, 1994 in West Seattle and lived there for nine years until their moved back to Everett. Judy went back to work at Boeing in 2006. She loved to travel with Patrick, especially to historic sites and National Parks and she loved WSU Cougar football, animals (especially dogs), music, reading, camping, holidays and family gatherings. Judy always felt blessed by the Lord and had a very wonderful life. Now she is with Jesus praising God for all eternity., Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Dorothy Taylor; and sister, Caroline., She leaves behind her beloved husband, Patrick Bickford Stickler; brother and sister-in-law, William and Sue Taylor; brother, Douglas Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Mike Chard; three nephews and one niece-in-law, John and Vanessa Taylor, David Taylor and Andrew Chard., The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Dr. W, Everett., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Judy's name to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County Foundation, 2731 Wetmore Avenue #500, Everett, WA 98201 or at, Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, Everett.



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.



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.



Marlene Clark

Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

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 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.



Michelle E. Quimby

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



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:



Nicholas Vincenzo De Simone

Happy 23rd Birthday Nick., Is it possible that we have lived almost 4 years without you? This is the fourth year that your birthday has come and gone, but we still celebrate you in our hearts. You were too good for this cold, cruel world you left us to live in. Until we meet again...



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.



Randy Richard Ronnback

We all miss you every single day., Thank you for teaching us that "every day counts." 



Richard Wesley Ohlson

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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



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




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Bessie E. (Olfs) Cox, 99, of Pullman, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at her home at Bishop Place Assisted Living Center in Pullman. The memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is handling the arrangements. [...]



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

Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

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.




Terry L. Potter passed away on April 28, 2011, at age 64 after a long battle with lung disease., He was born to Charles and Charlene (Buddy) Potter in December 1946 in Ketchikan, AK, but moved to Skagit County in 1947., Terry is survived by his father, Chuck Potter, his wife, Sandy and two daughters, Sally Potter Mulcahy and her husband Frank currently of Connecticut, and Katherine (Kate) Potter Stewart and her husband Matt of Ferndale. Terry had three grandchildren: Riley Mulcahy, Frank Mulcahy, and Abraham Stewart; two sisters, Jolene and her husband Dennis Berry of Walla Walla, WA, and Becky Potter of Sedro-Woolley, mother-in-law Marilynn Leckenby, brother-in-law Steve Leckenby and his wife Tracy, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews., Cremation Services were provided by Kern Funeral Home. A celebration of Terry's life will be held Saturday, May 14, at 1:00 p.m. at the Clear Lake Community Historical Society (IOOF Lodge), 12655 Highway 9, Clear Lake, WA., In memory of Terry, the family suggests donations to Seattle Children's Hospital, Commemorative Giving, PO Box 5371, Seattle WA 98145-5005 or



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.



Vera P. Gooch

Vera P. GOOCH Died Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She was 99 years old. She was born in North Ogden, Utah February 11, 1912 to Lettie Grace Warren Clark and Joseph A. Clark. She had an incredible belief in God and always set a powerful example for her posterity. Vera had three children: Lamont Gooch of Auburn WA, Claire Meier of Fort Mill, SC and Sandra Richardson of Fall City WA. She also has 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. The legacy she left with her family and grandchildren was work hard, be honest with your fellowman, total commitment with your word and forgiveness of others. Vera Gooch never struggled with living her gospel values. She made a lot of her own clothes, braided rugs, made quilts and knitted sweaters. She was very talented and efficient. We always had hot homemade bread and a meticulously clean house. Vera was loved by all and will be missed. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 10675 NE 20th Street in Bellevue, WA. The showing will be at 10AM and the service will begin at 11AM.



William C. "Dutch" Schulz

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

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



Wilma Talen Greenfield

Wilma Talen Greenfield, age 94, beloved mother of Barbara (Jon) Carlson, died peacefully on May 3, 2011 in Everett, WA., Wilma, a long time resident of Snohomish County, was born in Princeton, MN November 18, 1916 and is pre-deceased by three brothers and two sisters., She graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1932 and married Ralph W. Greenfield on February 12, 1936 in Pease, MN. With her husband, she owned many businesses in MN, OR and WA. Generously, in 1972, she donated a kidney to a niece at UCLA hospital., After her husband's death in 1975, Wilma settled in Lynnwood and enjoyed her four grandchildren, Jon II, Lara, and Brent Carlson and Melissa (Bryon) Phillips; and her two great grandsons, Parker, 12, and Jackson, 9. Wilma is also survived by numerous, beloved nieces, nephews, and friends., A memorial ceremony is planned for Thursday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy on Pacific Avenue in Everett, WA., Please make any remembrances to Muscular Dystrophy or Multiple Sclerosis.

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