Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/10/2011


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.



Altajean "Bobbie" Hendrick

Monday, May 9, 2011 2:00 PM 

Altajean "Bobbie" Hendrick died November 6, 2010, in Spokane, WA. She was born November 6, 1924, to Flo Vesta and William Jones Roberts in Yakima, WA. She was the middle child and only daughter. Her brothers were William Jr. and John. She was raised in the Naches Heights area, north of Yakima, where her father had an apple orchard of about 70 acres.



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 Memorial service will be held Wed. May 11 at St. Bernadette in Burien, at 5 pm with a Rosary preceding at 4 pm. There will be a reception following the memorial service. See full obituary and guest book: www.Legacy.com.



Barbara Greimes

Barbara GREIMES Barbara passed away Friday, May 6, 2011 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington. Barbara was born in Tacoma General Hospital November 18, 1931. Daughter of Herbert A. Johnson and Ann Marie Shillreff. Barbara retired as manager of Clinic Registration at U of W Medical Center in 1991 between 1995 and 2009. Barbara had a great time traveling full time in our RV, becoming a confirmed "Snowbird" and spending each winter at Weavers Needle RV Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona. Barbara enjoyed oriental foods and became an accomplished cook of Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian and East Indian dishes, having taken the full series of classes offered by the House of Rice. Barbara enjoyed reading and was a remarkably talented seamstress and skilled in needle craft. She is survived by her husband Jim of 61 years and daughter Sally Greimes of Carnation, Washington. Memorial services to be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Maltby, Washington. Donations to your favorite charity.



Bernadine Marine Chattick

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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.



Betty Jean (Wolff) Eastman

Betty Jean Eastman (Wolff), 85, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Vancouver, WA with her family at her side. She was a 1943 graduate of Everett H.S. She met her husband, Jim, at the Redmond's Hall USO in 1946 and they enjoyed ball room dancing throughout their marriage. Betty was a fine seamstress and made many pretty clothes for herself and family., She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jim; and her son, James., She is survived by her daughter, Jean Eastman, of Beaverton, OR; grandchildren, Vaughn Stocker and Crystal Cole; and great- grandchildren, Rebecca and Hannah Stocker and Olivia Cole., No services are planned.



Bill Lukenbill

Born February 26th, 1947 in Grand Coulee, WA. to Bill and Faye Lukenbill. Bill is survived by his wife Sandy, his two sons Fred and Bill Jr. both of Spokane; four brothers, Bob, Don, Mike and Terry; one sister, Carol; four grandchildren Hannah, Max Quentin and Corey; as well as numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by parents Bill and Faye, sister Sandy and son Ronnie. Bill was an employee of Macys for 36 years. Bill enjoyed rec. softball as a player and coach for many years. Bill enjoyed camping in his RV, trips to the Oregon coast and Mexico, as well as spending time with family and friends., A memorial service will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, N. 7200 Wall Street, on Thursday May 12th at 11:00 AM., A reception after will be held at Wandermere Golf Course, 13700 N. Division, beginning at 1:00 PM., In lieu of flowers please make donation to Hospice House of Spokane.



Bryan Norman Beale

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Camilla M. Sedlacek

Monday, May 9, 2011 2:00 PM 

Camilla M. Sedlacek, a 63 year resident of the Wenatchee Valley, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at age 95. She was born March 2, 1916, in East St. Louis, IL to James and Katerina (Novak) Havlen and she was raised and attended schools in East St. Louis, graduating from High School in 1934.



Carrol Henderson

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Cheryl Lynn Armenta

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David Dean Thomas

David died peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2011 from complications of Diabetes., After graduating from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1962, he served in the, with an honorable discharge. He then worked for the Mukilteo and Edmonds school districts. David then moved to Kennewick, WA, and finally retired in Shelton, WA where he was active in his church. He loved to pray., He is survived by his daughter, Esther Rebecca Blair of Spanaway, WA; his brother, Mark Thomas of Gold Bar, WA; and sister, Bonnie Hollister of Waldport, OR., David will be greatly missed by all his friends and family., Services will be held Friday May 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent, WA.



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.



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.



Dolores K. Vincent

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Donald C. Haaland

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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 (pancan.org or 877-272-6226.



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 Marjorie Quigley Hyland, a resident of Guemes Island for six years, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the age of 93., She is survived by her children, Zoanne Hyland, RN, and partner Linda Donato; Ansel Q. Hyland, MD, and wife, Rebecca; grandsons, Justice and Joe Hyland; and great-grandson, Riley Hyland., She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ansel E. Hyland, who died in 1995., Frances was born in Albia, Iowa, the only child of Albert and Laura Quigley. She attended Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon, where she received a degree in Speech and Music, and then married her college sweetheart, Ansel Hyland, in Walla Walla, Washington on June 30, 1940., Ansel, owner-manager of his family business, the Eugene Planing Mill, and Frances, built a home in Eugene, Oregon, where they lived for 56 years. Frances was a speech professor at Northwest Christian University for twenty-seven years, leaving a legacy of grateful college freshmen who learned to speak in front of a group thanks to her. She also served as an adjunct professor of speech at the University of Oregon during World War II., Frances' community service included the YMCA Board of Directors, a stint as president of two PTA's and membership in the P.E.O. Sisterhood where she served twice as president of her local chapter. She also received the Zonta "Woman of the Year" award., Her primary loves were work with the youth and work in the church. She and husband, Ansel, were members of the First Christian Church in Eugene serving as directors of the Junior High Sunday School for thirty years. Frances was a member of the State Board of the Disciples of Christ; she served on the Committee for the Ordination of Ministers and on the State Youth Committee; she directed and taught at the Christian Youth Fellowship Conference and at the CYF Camp for thirty years; she was on the Board of the First Christian Church where she served as a Deaconess and Elder., When Frances moved to Guemes Island, Washington, to be close to her family, she became an active member of the United Church of Christ., She loved to travel, hike, garden, water-ski, and entertain. She was an elegant woman whose love of the church, her family, her fellow man, and children made her a beloved citizen of many communities in her lifetime. Many will miss her., A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Guemes Island Community Church with a reception to follow., Memorials may be made to the Guemes Island Community Church, 7611 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes, WA, 98221 or to the P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50312., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Frances, please sign the online guest register at



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.



Gerald Allen "Jerry" Porter

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Glenn Bos

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Gloria Ann St. Cyr

Gloria Ann St. Cyr passed away on May 5, 2011 at home with family by her side. She was born on July 25, 1927 in Rumford, Maine to Mary and Stephen Gallant. She was married for 63 years to Alfred J. St. Cyr., Mrs. St. Cyr was a resident of Vancouver, WA since 1977. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church as a school volunteer, St. Vincent de Paul volunteer and a member of St. Catherine's Guild., Mrs. St. Cyr is survived by her loving husband; five children, David (Marilyn) St. Cyr, Alton, NH, Rosemarie (Jon) Hicks, Edgewood, TX, Alfred (Monica) St. Cyr, St. Georges, KS, Elizabeth (Alan) Andrews, Vancouver, WA, and Stephen (Sarah)St. Cyr, Oak Ridge, NC. She also has 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, with a sixth due in July. She is also survived by one brother, Francis Gallant, Rumford, Maine., She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Edgar, Alfred, Raymond and Adelard Gallant., Mrs. St. Cyr enjoyed traveling to visit family, volunteering and needlework., Visitation is Tuesday, May 10 at 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Mylan Funeral Home. The funeral services will be Wednesday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by cremation and burial in Rumford, Maine at a later date., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or Hospice Southwest., Please sign the Guest Book at




Harry H. Morton was born on October 25, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Wallace White and Sarah Belle (Hills) Morton., Harry entered into rest peacefully on May 7, 2011 in Sedro-Woolley., A Celebration of Harry's Life is being planned and will be announced in a future edition of the Skagit Valley Herald., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation, LLC, PO Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 where friends may send cards of condolence to the family.




Howard Tawes, 85, a descendant of an early Whatcom County pioneer family, passed away of heart complications on May 6, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA., Howard was born in Bellingham, WA on July 22, 1925 to Ira and Boletta Tawes and raised on a farm in Ferndale, WA, graduating from Ferndale High School in 1943., Howard married Dolores Lybarger in Bellingham, WA in 1947, and they resided in Ferndale, WA., He was employed by Imhof Feed and later Holeman Transfer until moving to Mount Vernon, WA with his family in 1958., He retired from Fiedler Distributor in 1984., He was Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scouts, Troop 1 in Mount Vernon, WA, member of FOE #1444, Concrete, WA, member of Teamster Union #1788, a charter member of Kiwanis Club of S. Mount Vernon, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, WA., His hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting and reading. We will all miss his wonderful sense of humor., Howard is survived by his wife, Dolores of 63 years; his sister, Dorothy VanEgdom (Lawrence, deceased) of Portland, OR; two children, Marcia (Ray, deceased) Findlay, Lacey, WA and Darrell (Patty) Tawes, Mount Vernon, WA; grandsons, Chris (Andrea) Tawes, Olympia, WA; Ryan (Elizabeth) Findlay, Olympia, WA; Troy (Danielle) Findlay, Lacey, WA; and Shaun (Samantha) Tawes, Mount Vernon, WA; great-grandchildren, Allie Findlay, Sierra and Ryder Findlay, Savannah Tawes; plus two nephews and one niece from Oregon., Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1607 Division St., Mount Vernon, WA on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273, the American Heart Assn., 710 2nd Ave., Ste. 900, Seattle, WA 98101 or a charity of your choice., Please share your thoughts of Howard and sign the online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Helen L. McKee

Monday, May 9, 2011 2:00 PM 

Helen L. McKee, 86, an 81 year Wenatchee area resident, passed away Thursday night, May 5, 2011, at Colonial Vista Care Center, following an extended illness. She was born on January 2, 1925, in Wenatchee to the late Jesse and Emma (Link) Anderson.



Howard Tawes

Howard Tawes, 85, formerly of Ferndale, WA and a descendant of an early Whatcom County pioneer family, passed away in Mount Vernon, WA on May 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife Dolores Lybarger Tawes, his sister Dorothy VanEgdom (Lawrence, deceased), Portland, OR, two children, Marcia (Ray, deceased) Findlay, Lacey, WA and Darrell (Patty) Tawes of Mount Vernon, WA and four grandsons and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1607 Division St., Mount Vernon, WA on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Please share your thoughts of Howard and sign the online guest register at



James S. Byers

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James Tresch

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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 Allen Birt

Jeffrey Allen BIRT Jeffrey Allen Birt (age 36) was born in Seattle, WA on August 27, 1974. He went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2011, at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by the love of his life, wife of nine years, Melissa (Pisco); his daughter Natalie (5); & twin sons, Derek & Brendan (3); his parents, Jerry & Janis (Pashley); brother Jason; Jason's wife Karlee (Olsson); their children Laila & Axel; & brother Jeremy; along with a large extended family. Jeff graduated from Shorewood High School (Shoreline, WA) in 1992 & attended Northwest University (Kirkland, WA). Jeff joined the Seattle Fire Department at the age of 19 in April of 1994; he spent most of his career as the Tillerman on Ladder 4 in Belltown. Jeff had a strong faith in Jesus Christ his Lord & Savior. He was actively involved at his church, Westgate Chapel. His greatest joy was in spending time with his wife & children. Jeff loved going to the ocean, Lake Chelan, golfing, & joining his father target shooting & clamming. Jeff was always providing a good laugh & loved an intellectual conversation. Jeff was a strong, deeply compassionate man who genuinely cared for all people. He is greatly missed by his family & friends. We love you Jeff! Celebration to be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020 at 11:00am. Please send donations to World Vision.



Jerry Lee Crittendon "Flash" Jackson

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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



John "Jack" Kellogg

John "Jack" Kellogg of Snohomish, WA passed away on May 7, 2011. He was born September 3, 1925 in Norfolk, NE. Jack moved to Snohomish in the early 40's where he met and married the love of his life, Peggy., Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved all sports. He always had a story to tell and advice to give. He was a logger and heavy equipment operator. He was a proud member of Local 302 Operating Engineers for 35 years., Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Peggy., He is survived by three daughters, Jodene Walker (Tom), Kathleen Brand (Steve, his children Alex and Gail) and Jill Kemble (Bill); five granddaughters, Wendy Malgesini (Tony), Jennifer Alexander, Heather Skowski (John), Sarah Remboldt and Melissa Kemble; six great-grandchildren, Jessica and Emily Malgesini, Jaxon and Kaden Alexander, Haily Reed and Wyatt Derryberry. Jack is loved and will be missed by his brothers and sisters, Don, Bill, Helen, Jane, Caroline and families., At his request no services will be held.



John Williams

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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.



Keri Lynn Croswell

Keri Croswell of Vancouver, WA, enjoyed gardening, cooking, spoiling her grandson, and spending time with her friends and family., She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Keri is survived by her mother, Ester Powell; daughter, Kaylyn Palmer; grandson, Talen Connelly; lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends., She was preceded in death by her father., Please sign Keri's guest book at:



Larry Robert Bergesen

Larry Bergesen, 56, of Everett, WA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 5, 2011., Larry was born in Evanston, IL on August 12, 1954 to Gilbert and Selma Bergesen and moved to Everett as a young child., Larry lived his life to the fullest through his family, his friends, and the outdoors. Larry's sense of adventure and fun were the guides through which his life was navigated. Larry was a man who could smoke one mean salmon and could fix nearly anything., Larry's smile and laughter are survived by his children, Jared, Evan and Chelsea; his wife, Rebecca; mother, Selma Soyland; siblings, Joanne Warren, Kenneth Bergesen and Susan Echternkamp; as well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins., Larry was predeceased by his son, Ian Bergesen; and father, Gilbert Bergesen., A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Snohomish Chalet located at 1705 Terrace Ave Snohomish, WA 98290., Memorial flowers may be sent via 1806 Virginia Avenue, Everett, WA.



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.



Leonard Raphael (Len) Hilla

Leonard (Len) Raphael HILLA Age 91, died May 6, 2011. Born in Cutbank, Montana, July 11, 1919, raised in Havre, MT, he moved to Seattle in 1941. He worked for Boeing for many years a tool design engineer. Len had many hobbies; he was a Mr. Fix It, loved woodworking, fishing, golfing and camping with his girls. He also loved the Mariners & Seahawks (as long as they were winning). He leaves behind his beloved wife of 68 yrs, Mary and daughter, Marilyn (Jon) Akin, grandson, Ray (Aidee) and his great grandsons. Len was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Hilla. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be at St. Pauls Catholic Church, Seattle, on Thurs, May 12, 2001 at 11:00 am.



Margaret M. Scheurich

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Maria (Butler) Newman

Maria (Butler) NEWMAN Maria Newman, 40, of Seattle, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011. She was born September 27, 1970 in Massachusetts and spent most of her life in Austin, Texas until she moved to Seattle, Washington with her family. She was preceded in death by her grand-parents Joseph and Martha Ciampa and grand-mother Jewel Butler. She is survived by her parents, Steven and Theresa Butler; husband, Cid Newman; sons, Avery and Carter Newman; brother,David Butler and sisters, Brandie Patterson and LeeAnn Rodgers, and grand-father, Phil Butler. She was a loving mother, daughter, wife, sister and Aunt who was truly loved by all she touched and will be deeply missed. There will be a viewing from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 10, and a memorial service on Wednesday, May 11, at 11:00 am. Both are held at the Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Hunger Site at www.thehungersite.com. Remembrances may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.



Mark Abbott Larsen

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Martha Anne Miller

Martha Anne MILLER Born 9/1/60 in Santa Barbara, CA, passed away 4/18/11 in Seattle, WA. Preceded in death by her parents Benjamin G Miller and Dorothy P Miller. Martha leaves her sisters Nancy Miller, Leela Miller and brother John (Sue) Miller; niece Marta Lange; nephews Benjamin and Samuel Miller.



Mary Ann Flory

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Mary Ann Largent

Long time Colfax area homemaker, died Saturday, May 7th, 2011 in an accident in Colfax. She was 76. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 16th with a graveside service at 10:00 am at the Onecho Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the Onecho Bible Church at 11:00 am. Pastor Mike Nyholm will officiate. Viewing will be Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 at Bruning Funeral Home. Mary Ann was born July 11, 1934 in Newport, Washington to Peter and Maria Hiebert Unruh. Her family moved to the Onecho area in 1946 where her dad was the pastor of the Onecho Bible Church. During her teen years, Mary Ann worked as a housekeeper for several local families. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1953. One day at church she met Richard Dale Largent who was a farmer in the Onecho area. The couple married October 29, 1954. They made their home on the farm and Mary Ann kept busy helping with all the farm activities, raising her children and keeping their home. She was also very active in the Onecho Bible Church and she loved to pray. She was well known as a "prayer warrior". In later years she loved spending time with her grandchildren, was a volunteer at the Grandmothers Club in Colfax and traveled some with her husband. Mary Ann was a "people" person with a kind heart and an open willingness to volunteer wherever the need may be. They moved into Colfax in 1988. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard "Dick" Largent at their Colfax home; 4 children, Dale (Margaret) Largent of Tokyo, Japan, Linda (Ron) Rinnan of West Linn, OR., Brian (Debbie) Largent, Colfax, and Gary (Lisa) Largent also of Colfax; seven grandchildren, Shana, Kelli, Kyle, Erica, Andrea, Katie and Kari; brothers Melvin, Harold and Harley Unruh and sisters Phyllis Richter, Betty Boldt and Fay Rossman. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Eldon and a sister Marjorie. The family suggests memorials to the Union Gospel Mission or to Care Net of the Palouse. On-line guest book is at



Mary Lee Olson

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Maxine M. Wise

Maxine M. Wise, 92, of Everett, WA went home to be with the Lord Jesus on May 5, 2011., She was born October 6, 1918 in Tudor, Alberta, Canada to Robertie and Edith Dyson. As a young woman she moved to Seattle where she met the love of her life, Robert Wise. They were married May 4, 1946., Robert preceded her in death in February 1994., She is survived by their children, Mark (Dianne) Wise, Wendy (Robert) Adams, Roger (Debby) Wise, Dean (Debbie) Wise, and Drew Wise; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Paul; sister, Roberta; and numerous nieces and nephews., Her grandson, Andrew, preceded her in death., In the 1970's Maxine recommitted her life to Christ. Until the day she died, she was known to her children as a loving mother who faithfully prayed for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201., We as a family are very proud that she and our father will be interred together at the Tahoma National Cemetery due to our father's honorable service to our country in World War II., Burial arrangements were made by Chapel of the Resurrection.



Mildred Ann Cooley

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Myrtle Torgesen

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Norman Everett Walker

WALKER, Norman Everett, Of Wallace, Idaho, passed away May 5, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Post Falls, Idaho. He was born May 5, 1928 at Gem, Idaho; Norm was the son of Everett and Violet (Monroe) Walker., Norm attended and graduated from the Wallace High School in 1947; during his years in high school, Norm won three district boxing titles. He then attended the University of Idaho from 1947-1951; Norm then completed his bachelor's degree at the Idaho State University. During his years at the University of Idaho and in 1948, he was undefeated as a freshman in boxing. In 1949, the University of Idaho Boxing Team became the Pacific Coast Champions and Norm placed first in his weight class. In 1950, the U of I Boxing team were co-champions with the Gonzaga Boxing team, of the NCAA title, Norm placed as runner-up in his weight division. And in 1951 the Boxing Team won the Pacific Coast Conference Championship., Norm served in the U.S Army in 1951-1953, during the, . Norm boxed for the Sixth Army in the United States Army boxing championship at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He also received the Korean Service medal with two, and the United Nations Service Medal., Norm married Sonia Shrout on November 1, 1958 at Mullan, Idaho., Norm was a P.E. and a U.S. History teacher and a beloved coach of football and basketball. He coached at the Mullan High School from 1956-1965; under Coach Walker the Mullan High School basketball team won the A-4 State Basketball Championship. Norm then started his teaching and coaching career in Wallace. In the 1960s, under Coach Walker, the Miner's football teams won three Panhandle Conference titles. Also under Coach Walker, the Miner's football teams won six league titles in the A-2 Intermountain League. Norm had coached at the Wallace High School for twenty-five years. In 1972, Coach Walker received the Outstanding High School Coach of the Year award from the Idaho High School Coaches Association. In 1977, Coach Walker received the North Idaho Coach of the Year award and in 1980 Norm received the North Idaho Coach of the Decade award., Norm was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame in 1987. He was also inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame, and in 2008, the Mullan High School A-4 State Basketball Champions, of which he had coached, were inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame "Legendary Teams of North Idaho"., Norm was a member of the ATO Fraternity while attending the University of Idaho; he was a member of the Wallace Elks B.P.O.E. #331; a member of the Kiwianas and a member of the Idaho Education Association., Norm loved and enjoyed his family, sports, camping and traveling., Norm is survived by his wife Sonia Walker of the family home of Wallace, Idaho; two children Valerie and (Jim) George of Post Falls, Idaho, Josette Striker of Lewiston, Idaho; two grandchildren Richae LaBau of Spokane, Washington and Justine and (Brock) Morgan of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; eleven brothers and sisters Eleanor Pratt of Hayden, Idaho, Violet Carrico of Wallace, Idaho, JoAnne Ross of Smelterville, Idaho, Kate Stewart of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Geraldine Elisoff of Wallace, Idaho, Donna Lee Randall of Moab, Utah, Beverly Cornell of Boise, Idaho, Harold Walker of Grand Junction, Colorado, Jerry Walker of Wallace, Idaho, Bobby Walker of Gem, Idaho and Marvin Walker of Wallace, Idaho; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Michael Everett Walker and two brothers Leonard Walker and Everett Walker., Cremation was held and memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Wallace, of Wallace, Idaho; a reception for family and friends will follow services at the Elks., The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Silver Valley Cancer Resource Center, 208 Oregon Street Kellogg, Idaho 83837 or to the Friends of Sather Field, P.O. Box 412, Silverton, Idaho 83867., You may sign Norm's on-line guest book at, SHOSHONE FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORY KELLOGG, IDAHO is entrusted with funeral arrangements.



OBITUARY: Arlene June Klein

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Arlene June Klein (age 76) of Moscow, Idaho, was called to be with the Lord on May 6, 2011, with her devoted family by her side. She was a lover of good books, crossword puzzles and Perry Mason. There wasn't a child's or grandchild's ball game, recital, performance or swim meet that she wasn't front and center. She [...]



OBITUARY: Bessie E. (Olfs) Cox

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Bessie E. (Olfs) Cox, 99, of Pullman, Wash., passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at her home at Bishop Place Assisted Living Center in Pullman. Bessie was born Nov. 28, 1911, in Harvard, Idaho, to Martin and Lillian (Shallop) Pankey. She grew up in the Harvard area and attended the Chambers Flat Elementary School and Potlatch High School.Bessie [...]



OBITUARY: Bill Peterson

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM

Bill Peterson was born in Chehalis, Wash., on May 18, 1967, and died in Boistfort on May 4, 2011. At the time of his death, Bill was employed at WF West High School as a paraprofessional, football and basketball coach. Prior to that, he worked at Pullman and Rochester high schools as a coach/paraprofessional. Bill loved working with [...]



OBITUARY: Doris Harbach Patten

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Doris Harbach Patten, 81, of Pullman died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Memory Villas at Bishop Place. Doris was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Orchard Park, N.Y., where she grew up and graduated from Orchard Park High School in 1947. She was the daughter of Paul H. Harbach and Anna B. Harbach. Doris graduated from Skidmore College in [...]



OBITUARY: Hayden Jeffrey Score

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Hayden Jeffrey Score, 3-week-old son of Jonathan and Heidi Guske Score, died Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center. He was born April 18, 2011, in Moscow.In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Jeff and Peggy Guske of Moscow and Anthony Score of Puyallup, Wash., and Jackie Score of Bonney Lake, Wash.; [...]



OBITUARY: John H. 'Jack' Sullivan

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Jack Sullivan, 87, long-time Moscow resident, died in Gritman Medical Center on May 7, 2011, after several years of living with increasingly debilitating chronic leukemia. He was born to John V. and Julia Sullivan in Eugene, Ore., on Dec. 3, 1922.After completing high school at Concordia in Portland, he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon. [...]



OBITUARY: Michael J. Lamers

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Local law enforcement officer Michael James Lamers, 40, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after a short and difficult battle with renal cell carcinoma. Mike was quietly ushered out of this world with grace and dignity by his loving wife, Janice, and close family members. To those who knew him best he [...]



OBITUARY: Sarah Helen Conover

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

Helen Conover passed away peacefully at the age of 94, surrounded by family April 25, 2011, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, her friends and family will honor her life and celebrate her faith at Living Faith Fellowship in Pullman.She was born Sarah Helen Davies on Aug. 7, 1916, in Seattle. Her father was [...]



OBITUARY: Vivian Elaine Scoville

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:00 AM 

A memorial service for Vivian E. Scoville, 95, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Palouse Federated Church with the Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. Vivian passed away on April 18, 2011, at the Cityview Adult Family Home in Pullman, Wash. Cremation has taken place.Vivian was born Jan. 5, 1916, at Potlatch, Idaho, to R. Howard [...]



Paul Rushing

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Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Richard William Hendrick

Monday, May 9, 2011 2:00 PM 

Richard William Hendrick, pioneer son of Frank and Georgia Hendrick, died May 1, 2011. His life and achievements mirrored the pioneer spirit of his parents, who believed that water is "liquid gold" and the Old Welsh Proverb, "A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible."



Robert L. Praetorius

Peacefully died on May 6, 2011 in Odessa, WA in his sleep following an extended illness. Robert (Bob) was born January 6, 1924 in Odessa, WA to Seigfried (Zeke) and Sophie (Havlicak) Praetorius. Robert attended school in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1943. Following graduation, he enlisted in the, , and proudly served with the First Marine Division from 1943-1946. Robert was stationed in the South Pacific, spending time on Guadalcanal, Palau, Okinawa and in China. He earned a sharp shooter medal, and was discharged with the rank of Corporal. On October 20, 1950, Robert married Louella Iltz of Odessa. They lived in Odessa, farmed and raised a family, spending 60 years and 6 months together. Robert enjoyed traveling by motorhome, bird hunting, fishing and metal detecting. He was a member of the Odessa Heritage Church, a Charter member of the Odessa, , and a member of the Odessa Grange. He is survived by his wife Louella of Odessa, daughter Susan Ballo and husband, David of Kennewick, WA, son, Lee Praetorius and wife Debra of Odessa, WA and four grandchildren, Britney and Cody Praetorius of Odessa, and Erin and Spencer Ballo of Kennewick. He is preceded in death by his parents Seigfried (Zeke) and Sophie, and one brother Paul Praetorius. Graveside services, Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 AM at the Heritage Church, Odessa, WA with Pastor Jon Hayashi, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Heritage Church, POB 509, Odessa, WA 99159, or the Odessa Healthcare Foundation, POB 368, Odessa, WA 99159. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Roberta Corets

Roberta CORETS Roberta Corets, age 78, of Bellevue, Wash., passed away surrounded by her family after a brief illness on Monday, May 9, 2011. Roberta is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ellis, daughters Elaine, Eva (Josh Beloff), Marilyn (Adam Mihlstin) and Linda (Bryan Staats), and grandchildren, Reid and Madison Beloff, Brooke Mihlstin, Max and Taye Staats. Roberta was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She was a talented visual artist and professionally trained textile designer. Roberta was a graduate of High School of Music and Art (now LaGuardia High School) and Pratt Institute in NY. Ellis and Roberta married in 1957 and moved to Bellevue in 1962. They were proud founding members of Ner Tamid synagogue. Roberta was a homemaker and active member of several charitable organizations including the original Ner Tamid synagogue, Herzl-Ner Tamid Sisterhood, Women's American ORT, Hadassah and most recently, City of Hope. She dedicated her time and artistic talent to countless projects, fund-raising efforts and publications. But her proudest accomplishments were her beloved children and grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11th at Herzl Ner Tamid, 3700 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA, followed by burial at Herzl Memorial Park, 165th & Dayton Ave North, Shoreline, WA. The family thanks the compassionate and dedicated team at Overlake Hospital Critical Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to City of Hope Seattle Chapter, 1309 114th Ave SE, Ste 201, Bellevue, WA 98004, http://www.cityofhope.com/giving/how-to-help/Page s/default.aspx or Overlake Hospital Foundation, Critical Care, 1035 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004; https://www.overlakehospital.org/support-overlake /donations-form.aspx



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.



Ruby L. Bergstrom

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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



Steven Merle Junk

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Taylor N. Lane

Resident of Alamo, California Taylor Nelson Lane, 22, entered into rest on May 6, 2011 in Alamo; he was born on June 12, 1988 in Bellingham, WA. Taylor chose to leave our world, and we don't understand this. His life was full of love, family, friends and wonderful experiences. His love and compassion were evident to all who knew him, and he is dearly missed. He grew up in Bellingham, WA and Incline Village, NV. He attended CalPoly and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Economics. Taylor enjoyed spending time with family and friends snowboarding, wakeboarding, fishing, camping, and socializing. He loved basketball - playing on school teams, in leagues, and any pick up game he could find. He enjoyed cooking, from omelet cookoffs to extravagant dinners to baking cookies. All who knew him experienced his love. Taylor is survived by his Mother, Cindy Taylor and Father, Glenn Lane, and his stepparents Zachary Taylor and Sarah Lane; Grandparents, Joe and Frances Lane and Chuck and Carlene Williams; Stepgrandparents Joe and Nori Taylor; Stepbrother, Chad Taylor and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many extended family members and friends, and his beloved dog Brutus. Visitation will be Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00PM at Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley, 825 Hartz Way, Danville, CA 94526. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM, Friday, May 13, 2011 also at the Funeral Chapel. A memorial will be held at a later date in Washington to remember our beloved Taylor. Memorials may be made in Taylor's memory to: The Jed Foundation (



Terry Lee Evans

Terry was born October 3, 1949 and passed away April 30, 2011., Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett.



Theodore Christie

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Victor passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer, with his family and friends by his side., Victor was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend., Victor worked at Providence Hospital in Everett for 27 years. He started out in housekeeping then into engineering. He loved his job and all the people he worked with throughout the hospital., To Vic family was the most important thing to him. He is survived by his wife, Emily Stull; brothers, Jim Stull, John Stripling and Ed Stripling; and many more family and friends. Victor will truly be missed, but never forgotten., Vic loved golfing with his friends at the hospital, rain or shine., Victor was preceded in death by his parents, Jim A. Stull and Irene F. Rogers (Stull) Stripling; and two brothers, Roger Stull and Thomas Stripling., Any donations can be made to the Engineering Department at Providence Hospital in Everett., Services will be held May 14, 2011 at 1:00PM at Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 with a Celebration of Life potluck following at the Burlington Eagles, 119 N. Cherry St., Burlington, WA 98233.



Victor Charles Stull

Victor passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer, with his family and friends by his side., Victor was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend., Victor worked at Providence Hospital in Everett for 27 years. He started out in housekeeping then into engineering. He loved his job and all the people he worked with throughout the hospital., To Vic, family was the most important thing to him. He is survived by his wife, Emily Stull; brothers, Jim Stull, John Stripling and Ed Stripling; and many more family and friends. Victor will truly be missed but never forgotten., Vic loved golfing with his friends at the hospital, rain or shine., Victor was preceded in death by his parents, Jim A. Stull and Irene F. (Rogers) (Stull) Stripling; and two brothers, Roger Stull and Thomas Stripling., Any donations to the Engineering Department at Providence Hospital in Everett., Services will be held May 14, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 with a Celebration of Life potluck following at the Burlington Eagles, 119 N. Cherry St., Burlington, WA 98233.



Vivian Thompson DeWITZ

Vivian Thompson DeWITZ Vivian passed away on May 5, 2011at the age of 89. Born in British Columbia, Canada on July 28, 1921, Vivian lived a life filled with family, friends and a long career with the Boeing Company. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Stanley DeWitz, Sr. Vivian is survived by her three children, Stanley DeWitz (Kim), Marcella Allen (Stuart), and Frances Wilson, her grandchildren, Jenny and Heather DeWitz, Paul Allen, Sara Allen Leggett (Henry), and Chris Winters, and brothers Gerald and Ronald Thompson (Ruth). A Graveside Service will be held at Washington Memorial Park on May 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM followed by a reception for family and friends.



Wilma Talen Greenfield

Wilma Talen Greenfield, age 94, died peacefully on May 3, 2011 in Everett, WA., A memorial ceremony is planned for Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy on Pacific Avenue in Everett, WA.



Yai Dodson

Yai Dodson, 84, of Everett, WA, died April 25, 2011., Yai was born on May 16, 1927 in Fukushima-ken, Japan., Yai was married to Earl Dodson for 32 years. The two moved to Everett in 1973. Earl died in 1991., Yai is survived by her brother, Yoshio Yoshikawa of Tokyo, Japan; and nephews and neices, Eric Dodson of Citrus Heights CA, Kevin Dodson of Comstock, MI, Carolyn Dodson of Detroit, MI, and Deborah Soles, Leroy Soles and Leona Soles, all of Southfield, MI., A memorial service will be held on May 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Funeral Home at 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA.

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