Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/11/2011


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.




Agedita Badillo, age 85, a longtime resident of Skagit Valley, passed away on May 10, 2011 in Mount Vernon., A complete obituary will be published at a later time., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon. 



Albert Bennett Molsness

Was born on October 30, 1914 at the family home in Auburn, WA to John and Berdina Molsness and passed away on May 6, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. He graduated from Flathead County High School in 1933 in Kalispell, MT. He married Shirley Manning on October 1, 1938. During WW II he built Liberty Ships in Vancouver, WA. He worked for Warren, Little and Lund as a plumbing supervisor for 30 years, retiring in 1976. He and Shirley lived on the Spokane River in Otis Orchards for 24 years, spending 15 of those years wintering in Arizona. In 2001 they moved to Orchard Crest Retirement Community. Shirley passed away in 2003. He is survived by two sons, John "Jack" (Peggy), Port Townsend, WA and their children, Eric and Bryan and Gary (Linda), Spokane Valley, and their children, Kristen and Scott; sister, Marie Frederick, Coeur d' Alene, ID; great-grandchild, Brooke, Eric's daughter; sister-in-law, Merilyn Lloyd and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, two sisters, Jenny and Alice and brother, Irv. A celebration of Al's life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley lead by Robin Lucky. Memorials may be made to the, , P.O. Box 10835, Spokane, WA 99209.



Alfred R. "Buzzy" Jordan

Lifetime resident of Cheney, Washington passed away May 7, 2011 at the Cheney Care Center. He is survived by his mother; Helen Jordan of Cheney, WA. Brother; Dale Jordan of North Plains, OR. Sister; Beverly Kile of Pine City, WA. Three nieces and three nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cheney Care Center, 219 N. 6th St., Cheney, WA 99004. in his memory. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge of arrangements., Online guestbook at



Alice R. Toth

Alice was born November 12, 1910 to Cordella and Wade Kelly in Springfield, MO, she passed away May 8, 2011 in Spokane. Her family and siblings moved to Deep Gulch, outside Spokane when she was six. Her parents and several siblings died in less than a year, leaving her and a sister orphans. The two sisters were adopted by the O'Connell family. She changed her name from Oma Kelly to Alice O'Connell, as Alice in Wonderland was the only story she knew. Alice grew up in the Spokane area; she often spoke of the dances she attended at the Natatoriam Park. In June 1934 she married the love of her life Mike Toth. They were married for more than 50 years before he passed away. Alice worked for many years as a floor person at Kress Dime Store, she and Mike decided to become small business owners in 1948 and they left Spokane. They owned their own business until the mid 80's when they retired. Alice became the primary caregiver for Mike as he battled cancer, and then for her sister before her passing. She was an avid golfer for many years playing at Indian Canyon Golf Course with her husband. One of her greatest joys was crocheting, and making afghans with great skill at the age of 99. Most of her projects were donated to charities. Alice celebrated her 100th birthday last November with her family and her friends from Emily Court Assisted Living. At her party she was surprised with 100 roses given to her by her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters Carol Palmer, Aberdeen, WA, and Pat Jungers (Jim) Spokane, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. We wish to thank Dr. Floyd and his staff, the staff of Emily Court and Hospice of Spokane for the kind care they gave Alice. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Providence Sisters Chapel at a later date. Her ashes will be taken to Tacoma Cemetery and she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband.



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.



Annie Jean Dozier

Annie Jean DOZIER Annie Jean Dozier, Age 74, of Federal Way, WA, Gently passed away May 5, 2011. Precious, Loving Mother of Kirthmon F. Dozier, Sharon M.D. Moffett, Stevan A. Dozier, Michele Thomas, John W. Dozier. Much Loved Grandmother of Quiana, Stevan, Lauren, Regina, Kirthmon, Jared, Wesley, Quinton, Aaron. Great Grandmother of Kijaun & Danee-Lynn. Married 35 years to Kirthmon Dozier Jr. A woman of great faith & strength, whose greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. Viewing, Thursday, May 12, 2011. @ 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Services Friday, May 13, 2011 beginning@ 11:00 a.m. at Washington Memorial Park & Mortuary, 16445 International Blvd, Sea Tac, WA. 98188. 206-242-1787.



Arlene M. Pettingill

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Avon Marlene Jendro

Avon Marlene (Balfany) Jendro of Otis Orchards, WA died May 6, 2011 at the age of 73 surrounded by her friends and family., Avon was born March 9, 1938 in Foreston, MN to Fred and Marie Balfany. She attended and graduated from Robinsdale Senior High School. Avon followed her sister Mel and husband Don to Wichita, KS for three years before settling down in 1974 in Spokane with her three children. Avon had a passion for work, she worked at Red Lion Motel as banquet manager for 20 years and to follow Good Samaritan Society as cook for the last 22 years. Avon developed a family at her work place and was known as the kitchen mother. After work hours she would bake until the late hours of the night for bake sales to help raise funds for friends in need and work place events., Avon enjoyed her family and her dogs, always offering a helping hand in any way she could to make someone's day bright. Making someone their favorite cookies or pie was her way to cheer anyone up., Avon is preceded in death brothers/sister Mel and Don Grinsted, Bud and Lois Balfany, Loren Balfany, Sharon and Ray Orstead, Arvilla and Bill Graen., She is survived by children, Tammy Thompson, Alan and Gloria Jendro, Richard Jendro; grandchildren, Jamie Jendro, Secrett Thompson, Joey Jendro, Michael Thompson, Heather Gilman, Richard Jendro, Brandon Jendro and 10 great-grandchildren., Services will be held at Good Samaritan Society May 11, 2011 at 2pm, E. 17121 8th Ave Greenacres, WA.



Barbara Gaines

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Barbara K. HENDERSON Born November 30, 1921in Anslem, ND; died May 9, 2011 in Seattle. Loving mother of Sherry; grandmother of Scott Counts (Sharon Lee), and Zoe Tiernan; great grandmother of Nate, Violet and Evie; and sister of Peggy Jacobson and Susan Snyder. Preceded in death in 1993 by Stanley R. Henderson, her loving husband of 51 years. Barbara had boundless energy and her radiant smile lit up any room - her generosity of spirit touched many. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday, May 13th, at 7 PM at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N 36th St., Seattle Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 14th, at 12 Noon at Our Lady of the Lake Church 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle, 98115. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at



Bernadine Marie Chattick

There will be no services. There will be a family and friends gathering to express her joy of life later this year. There's a place that I travel



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 (Taylor) Brooks

Betty Taylor Brooks was a thorough woman, knowing at an early age that she needed to have a good education. She studied nursing and later served many years as a surgical nurse at Deaconess Medical Center. Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on July 10, 1922, she moved at a young age with her family to Springfield, Missouri, where her father, Charles, was an electrician. Charles and Lenna Coffer Taylor had six daughters and one son, all of whom Betty survived. She was an alumna of Springfield High School, and then graduated as a registered nurse from Burge Hospital School of Nursing. Betty married the late Jim Rockey after WWII, adding a daughter, Sheryl Ludwigson (Don), and a son, Mark, to their family. In 1967, she married the late Lowell Brooks, a Spokane physician and the father of six daughters and two sons: Barbara Bennigson (Bud), Ad Johnson, Mary Lynn Westlund, Phyllis Cavender (Terry), Kathy Johnson (Brad), Erik, Tom, and Kelly Peden (Keith). She lovingly watched over 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Betty was very active with golf, lawn bowling, vacations at local lakes and world travel. She was a talented ceramicist and enjoyed attending civic theater plays and Spokane opera and symphony performances. She was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and, later, of Plymouth Congregational Church. Throughout her 88 years, Betty was a warmhearted person, always gracious and welcoming. She also was a trusted organizer, an accomplished bridge player, and a caring mother and friend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Spokane, the, and Smile Train. Meet with us at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at Greenwood Cemetery, where Rev. Donald Meekhoff will preside over our mother's graveside service.



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.



Bonnie Lee (Fitz) Walker

Bonnie Lee (Fitz) WALKER Bonnie Lee (Fitz) Walker was called home to be with God on April the 29th 2011. Her home was in Lake Forest Park, WA and her death occurred at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland WA. She was born in New London, Connecticut on November the 23rd 1943 to her mother Helen Louise Hancock of Polson, Montana and her father Weston Lanny Adam of Missoula, Montana. She is survived by her husband Jerry Walker of Lake Forest Park, WA, seven brothers, two sisters and 3 step-children. We are requesting that any memorial donations be sent to the. Shrine Hospital, 911 West 5th Ave, Spokane, Washington 99204. Please mark in memory of Bonnie Lee (Fitz) Walker.



Bud Greig

Always thinking of you. 



Carole Sue Petersen

Carol was the last surviving child of Howard and Effie Montgomery, she was welcomed in Heaven by all her loved ones who preceded her in passing. She takes many long-lasting friendships with her., A woman of God who instilled the joy of the Lord in all who knew and loved her. She loved unconditionally, always available to lend her ear and give a comforting word. Her humor will be forever missed!, She was the best she could be for her children, Pam Holte (Ralph), Richard Parfitt (Terry), Kristi Mabus (Bob), Jodi Nance, Raymond Brown (Meg), and Judy Brown; she loved her grandchildren and nieces and nephews with all her heart., Our family is forever changed and she is greatly missed., A celebration of life will follow. Please see Sunday, May 15 paper for more information.



Catherine Marie Laird

Catherine Marie LAIRD December 13, 1954 ~ May 6, 2011 Survived by mother; 3 brothers and 3 sisters; 3 children and numerous grandchildren. Her Angels and God are now showing her the path. No service will be conducted at Catherine's request.



Charles W. Byard

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Charlotte Caroline Roberts

A long time resident of Vancouver, WA, Charlotte was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vaughn Roberts. She is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law: David and Barbara Roberts; one daughter and son-in-law: Meg and Keith Jackson; a sister, Marguerite Barger; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held May 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Vancouver SDA Church, 9711 St. Johns Road, Vancouver, WA., Evergreen Memorial in charge of arrangements, Please sign the Guest Book at



Curtis Monroe Holum

Curtis Monroe HOLUM Curtis Monroe Holum, 85, born9/20/25 in Tacoma, WA, died 3/26/11 in Kennewick, WA. Curtis grew up in Portland, OR, where his father was a Professor at Portland State University. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, specializing in Morse code. He later wrote about his duty in The Philippines in many of his published short stories. Curtis earned his B.A. at Pacific Lutheran College and attended graduate school at San Francisco State University. He taught in the Bremerton Pubic Schools for over 25 years and retired as head of East High School's English department and golf coach. He loved to play golf and fulfilled his goal of achieving a hole-in-one. Curtis' leaves his second wife Carol T. Holum, Shelton, daughters Catherine Campbell, (Wayne) Bellevue, Karen Holum (Erik Houser) Woodinville, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held May 16, at2:00 p.m. at the Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA. Sign Curtis' on-line Guest Book at Donations to Pacific Lutheran University.



DEATH NOTICE: Cadence Bo Ossinger

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Cadence Bo Ossinger, infant daughter of Devin and Nicole Hassard Ossinger of Moscow, died at birth Monday, May 9, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Dorothy D. Shaw

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dorothy D. Shaw, 84, of Pullman, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Pullman. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of arrangements. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Edward Boydell

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Edward Boydell, 90, recently of Pullman, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Pullman. Burial will take place in Utah. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of local arrangements. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: R. Larry Poston

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

R. Larry Poston, 79, a resident of Potlatch, Idaho, died Tuesday afternoon Dec. 21, 2010, at the Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Princeton Church of the Nazarene, Princeton, Idaho, with the Rev. Lee Nicholson officiating. Potlatch VFW Post No. 10300 and the U.S. [...]



Darryl Allen Freeman

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:00 PM 

Darryl Allen Freeman was born in Wenatchee, WA on June 13, 1961, to parents, Lynn Freeman and Joyce Brim. He passed away May 4, 2011, at the age of 49 years old. He was a lifelong resident of Wenatchee and he had worked at Joe's Log Cabin most of his life. He was well loved and liked and will be dearly missed.



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 Earl Bosso

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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.



Death Notice - Peter Brown

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 10, 2011 



Delmont "Del" Ulrich

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



Dolores K. Vincent

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Donald W. Nicholson

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Dorothy Louise Anderson

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Douglas E. Barton

Doug married Amy Krenik in 1989 and they had two children, Mike and Jadie; they later divorced and in 1994, he married Cindy Renfroe, becoming father to Gentry Mills, and a couple years later Colton was born.




March 28, 1956 - May 6, 2011, Everett J. Chilton was born on March 28, 1956 in Spokane, WA to Norman Dale and Beverly Mardell (Nelson) Chilton., Everett entered into rest peacefully on May 6, 2011 in Northern Sedro-Woolley., 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.



Effie L. Wright

WRIGHT, Effie L., Longtime resident of Worley, Idaho passed away May 9, 2011 in Spokane, Washing-ton. Effie was born Decem-ber 4, 1921 in Winfield, Kansas to Leotis and Stella (Garner) Martin. The family moved to Worley in 1930s where she met Jess Wright, they were married August 30, 1945. Together they farmed for over 50 years in the Worley area. Jess passed away in 1967. She is survived by her daughter: Pauline Daly (Glenn) of Spokane, WA; son: John Wright (Donna) of Cheyenne, WY; granddaughters: Lynn, Cheryl and Carol; two great-grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Kootenai Humane Society, Box 1005 Hayden, ID 83835 in her memory. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME, FAIRFIELD, WA in charge of arrangements.



Elsie B. Thayer

THAYER, Elsie B., Passed away May 6, 2011. Elsie (Koziuk) Thayer was born August 19, 1924 In Republic, WA to John and Anna (Hoffman) Koziuk. Elsie attended school in Republic until 5th grade when the family moved to Swiss Valley, west of Addy. She then attended schools in Chewelah and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1942. Elsie worked at Seafirst Bank in Colville, and later moved to Chewelah where she worked as City Treasurer. Elsie was elected Stevens County Treasurer in 1958 and retired in 1982. At that time she was an active member of the Stevens County Democratic Central Committee and served as Secretary several years. Other offices held include: President of Washington State Association of County Treasurers; President of Washington State Association of County Officials; President Elect National Association of County Treasurers (she retired a year before she would have taken office as president); and member and President Wash. State Business and Professional Women's Club. Elsie retired on the home ranch her parents acquired in 1939 on Chewelah's North Fork of the Chewelah Creek. She built a new home and after retirement Jan. 1, 1982 found solace in playing bridge, raising cattle and gardening. She maintained her interest and loyalty to local County, State and National Democratic organizations. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers Frank, Albert, Raymond and Paul. She is survived by sisters Elizabeth Thayer (Jack) of Clayton, WA, Frances Nord Williams (Don) of Spokane, Marguerite Borgert (Bill) of Edmonds, WA and Anna Mortensen (Keith) of Anchorage, AK. She was a beloved sister and Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation and a Vigil Service will be held Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church, 502 E. Main St. Chewelah, WA. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a charity of your choice. Visit her guestbook at, Arrangements by



Eric Bernard Kennedy

Eric Bernard Kennedy, beloved father and devoted husband, left us to be with the Lord on May 5, 2011., Eric leaves behind his wife, Laurel; children, Lucas 18 months, Mia 5, and Damon 11; mother, Virginia; two sisters; and two brothers. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Kennedy., Eric was born on April 5, 1978, and resided in Lynnwood with his family. Eric had a very successful career as a Branch Manager for Citi Financial. Eric had a great love of American History, the outdoors and a serious love of baseball and football., Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Overlake Christian Church at 10:30 a.m., at 9900 Willows Road NE, Redmond. Reception to follow in Everett at the home of his sister, Megan Folkman-Bingaman.



Ernest J. Henrichson

Entered into rest on May 7, 2011. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Ken) Fey of Spokane, WA; his son, Wayne (Patti) Henrichson of Reseta, CA; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; and five step children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Margaret, in 1982 and by his second wife of 19 years, Clarice, in 2003. Ernest proudly served in the United States, Air Corp during, . He lived in Spokane Valley from 1949 to the present, and was a charter member of Zion Lutheran Church. At Ernest's request, no services are being held.



Esther Irene Wandel

Esther Irene WANDEL Esther was a Christmas baby, born December 25th 1928 in Fresno, California. She was one of four sisters, the youngest of the Berkley girls. Raised mainly in the Tacoma area, Esther graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948. Married to George in 1950, they moved to Seattle, eventually settling in the Edmonds area. Esther was a well-known grocery checker for over twenty years, with loyal customers following her from Grocery Boys to Safeway in Lynnwood. Her memory of faces and families was truly amazing and her personality made everyone want to stand in her line. She took great pride in her family and being a wonderful homemaker. Esther and George were active in the UniSound Yacht Club, when they were boating, and found dry land for golfing at the Nile Temple Golf Club. Esther loved being part of the Nile Ladies Club and was a dedicated golfer. For a little lady, she had a great swing. Her hobbies included sewing, ceramics, gardening and baking. Renowned for her Wesson Oil Cake and strawberry jams, she loved nothing more than a crowd to cook for. She leaves behind not just great memories, but recipes for many family favorites. Her garden was a joy, reflected in the colorful plants and flowers she carefully chose. In their later years, Esther and George became snowbirds, escaping the rainy winters for the sunny courses in Sun Lakes, Arizona. She was never happier than when the sun was shining and she could be outside. Always a great lady, Esther will be truly missed. Esther is survived by her husband of 61 years, George Wandel as well as her daughter Sandy and husband John McDonald and their children Meagan and MacKenzie and her son Steven and wife Christine along with their children Brent, Cindie (Dave) and Connie as well as great grandchildren Wyatt, MaKayla and Avery. While her sisters Leona and Rose predeceased her, she leaves her sister Rachel and many nieces and nephews. Esther's memorial service will be Friday May 13th at 12:00 noon at the Nile Golf Course and Shrine Center (6601 244th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043) with a luncheon to follow. The family interment will precede the memorial at 11:00 am at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 2:00pm to 5:00 pm Thursday May 12th at Becks Funeral Home 405 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds 98020 and a digital guest book may be signed at Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or Alzheimer's Association Seattle.



Eula Vianna (Bone) Williams

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:00 PM 

Eula Vianna (Bone) Williams, 98, passed away May 6, 2011. She was born on October 23, 1912, at Zion, AR to William Hollis Bone and Arminta Frances McElmurry Bone. Eula and family moved to Waterville, then to Wenatchee in the early 1940's.



Evelyn Dalton

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Francisco Salas Quitugua

Francisco 'Frank' Salas Quitugua passed away in Fort Bragg, CA on March 1, 2011 at the age of 63. He was born in Guam on August 14, 1947 to Francisco and Guadalupe Quitugua. At the age of 5, he moved with his family to Washington. When Frank was 17, he enlisted in the Navy. He served for twelve years including two tours in Vietnam. While serving in Europe, he met and married Della. They divorced in 1992. Frank worked in restaurant management for the past 33 years. In Fort Bragg he gave to his community by volunteering at the senior center and through the Lion's club where he served as President. Frank is survived by his daughters, Tania Gitch, Amanda Strouse, and Breanna Quitugua; brothers, Dan Quitugua, David Quitugua; and half brother, Frank Matanane; sisters, Florence McMahon, Mary Martin, and Lydia Ripley. He is also survived by six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be lovingly remembered for his kindness, generosity and easy-going personality., Please sign the Guest Book at



Franklin James McMahon

A celebration of his life will be held at the Columbian Hall (Knights of Columbus), 6790 Martin Way East, Lacey at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2011. Contact his son Frank for details at 360-459-5283. 



Fred McDowell

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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 McConnell

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Jan. 2, 1951 - May 10, 2011 



Geary Epperson

Geary EPPERSON Geary Lee Epperson passed away April 28th, 2011, at his home in Scottsdale, AZ, at the age of 57. He was born in Seattle, WA, August 17th, 1953, and graduated from Queen Anne High School and the University of Washington. Geary is survived by his beloved sons Kyle Epperson, Ryan Epperson, Matthew Wegener-Epperson and Chad Wegener. He is also survived by his mother, Loma Epperson, of Seattle, his sister, Gail McMackin, and her husband, Dan, and brother, Gregg Epperson, and his wife, Jill, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of His life was held on May 6 in Scottsdale. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed.



Gina C. Cummings-Noble

Our beloved Gina went home with the angels May 6, 2011 at Sacred Heart Medical Center following a 14-month struggle with cancer. She was surround-ed by her loving family and requested that we not be sad., Gina was born at Sacred Heart Hospital February 16, 1953 to John and Madeline White. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend Lance Noble; mother Madeline White; son Jeffrey Cummings (Ivy); daughter Lisa Cummings, grandson John Cummings; sisters Gayle Livengood (Denny), Jan Dunne (John), Jeri Hedrick (Gavin); Lance's son and daughter Steven and Rachel; grandsons Eddison and Kayden whom she viewed as her own; plus numerous nieces and nephews., Gina worked for Washington Water Power for many years, then moved on to owning and operating her own contracting business, Final Clean until ill health intervened. She was a member of the Spokane Home Builders Association and the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC)., Gina was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was an avid reader, enjoyed classical music as well as rock, writing and oil painting. She cherished the time she had with her 2 ½ year old grandson Johnny and was in her glory spending time at the river, snowmobiling in the winter, swimming, sunning, rafting and family gatherings in the summer., Gina was an active supporter and generously donated to the United Way. She was a compassionate, giving person. Her giving lives on by the donation of her corneas so that someone else has the gifts of sight. Donations in her memory to continue her giving may be made to United Way, Union Gospel Mission or the American Lung Association for cancer research., A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM Friday, May 13, 2011 at Heritage Chapel.



H. Louise Crosby

Louise was born in Port Huron, MI and moved to Friday Harbor, WA in 1948. She married Walt on July 28, 1948 and they remained friends and lovers until she died. Walt and Louise had four sons who were their pride and joy. In 1969 Louise found recovery through a twelve step program. It was her desire to give to others what she had been given, so in 1973 she entered the treatment field, and in 1983 formed Crosby Enterprises which she ran until 1995 when she retired. After retirement Walt and Louise, along with their dog, Chica, traveled to AZ and Mexico where they enjoyed many happy adventures. In 1998 Walt and Louise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows, followed by a trip to Europe given to them by their children., Louise was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Charles., She is survived by her soul mate, friend and husband, Walt; her sons, Richard (Pam), Charles (Kim) Randall (Terri) and Patrick (Julieta); twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother, Bob, of Littleton, CO., Special thanks to Denyce and Toni who were always there for her during this difficult time., In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to any animal shelter of your choice., Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14 at the Evergreen Unitarian Church, in Beaman Hall, 4th and Columbia, Marysville, WA with a potluck to follow.




Hermina Verbrugge Iddins, 95, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Warm Beach Senior Community in Stanwood, WA., Hermina was born December 3, 1915 to Adrian and Jennie Verbrugge at Lynden, WA., She graduated from Lynden High School in 1933. She then attended Success Business College in Bellingham, WA and subsequently worked for People's State Bank in Lynden. She also studied at the, and Northern Baptist Theological College in Chicago, IL., She married Bert R. Iddins in 1937., Hermina has been very active in the American Baptist Women's Association and held several offices on the local and state levels., She was the president of the state organizations in both Washington and Idaho. In 1967, she was a representative of the Washington state organization to a conference at the United Nations in New York City., Hermina and Bert moved to Warm Beach Senior Community in 1998., She was a member of the Bellingham Baptist Church., Her hobbies and interests in the past have been RVing, rock hunting, hiking and backpacking and, more recently, bird watching, ceramics and knitting. She has knitted over thirty sweaters for World Vision's project "Knit for Kids" which has provided sweaters for children across America and around the world., Hermina was preceded in death by Bert, her husband of 68 years., She is survived by her three sons, Robert and his wife Carolyn of Sequim, WA, Daniel, his wife Deborah of Bow, WA and Paul, his wife Tinker of Clinton, WA, five grandsons, two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. She is also survived by her sister, Nella Shagren of Lynden, WA., A memorial service will be held Monday, May 16, at 10:00 AM, at Beachwood Chapel, Warm Beach Senior Community Center, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA., You may share your memories of Hermina in the online guestbook at, Moles Greenacres, Funeral Home,, Ferndale, WA



Harold C. Spurgeon

Passed away May 9, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. Harold was born in Holler, Minnesota, to Claude and Ida Spurgeon on June 17, 1936. In 1961 he married Joyce Foreman and they had two children, Mark Robert and Cheryl Christine. In 1980 he married Myrtle Smith. He retired from the Air Force and later worked for Liberty Business Forms as a machine maintenance mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and loved his family. He is survived by his wife; two children; one stepson, William Buswell; two grandchildren; and three sisters: Darlene White of Post Falls, ID, Linda Dobberthien of Vancouver, WA, and Dorothy Betts of Spokane Valley, WA.



Hazel Howard

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 3, 1930 - May 9, 2011 



Helen Lawrence

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 9, 1937 - May 6, 2011 



Hermina Verbrugge Iddins

Hermina Verbrugge Iddins, 95, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Warm Beach Senior Community in Stanwood, WA., Hermina was born December 3, 1915 to Adrian and Jennie Verbrugge in Lynden, WA. She graduated from Lynden High School in 1933. She then attended Success Business College in Bellingham, WA and subsequently worked for People's State Bank in Lynden. She also studied at the, and Northern Baptist Theological College in Chicago, IL., She married Bert R. Iddins in 1937., Hermina has been very active in the American Baptist Women's Association and held several offices on the local and state levels. She was the president of the state organizations in both Washington and Idaho. In 1967 she was a representative of the Washington state organization to a conference at the United Nations in New York City., Hermina and Bert moved to Warm Beach Senior Community in 1998. She was a member of the Bellingham Baptist Church., Her hobbies and interests in the past have been RVing, rock hunting, hiking, backpacking and, more recently, bird watching, ceramics and knitting. She has knitted over thirty sweaters for World Vision's project "Knit for Kids" which has provided sweaters for children across America and around the world., Hermina was preceded in death by Bert, her husband of 68 years., She is survived by her three sons, Robert and his wife, Carolyn, of Sequim, WA, Daniel and his wife, Deborah, of Bow, WA and Paul and his wife, Tinker, of Clinton, WA; five grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. She is also survived by her sister, Nella Shagren, of Lynden, WA., A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 16 at Beachwood Chapel, Warm Beach Senior Community Center, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA., You may share your memories of Hermina in the online guestbook at



Isabel Thompson

Isabel Thompson, 97, passed away peacefully, with her daughter by her side, on April 26, 2011 in Mukilteo, WA. Isabel was born November 28, 1913 in St. Paul, NE, and was raised in Grand Island, NE. She married her beloved husband, Louis Thompson, in 1937 and they moved to Seattle, WA where they raised their daughter. Isabel worked at the Bon Marche for 25 years as Office Manager and Secretary to the Manager of the Restaurant Food Division. She was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Occidental Lodge, O.E.S. #28 and P.E.O. Chapter DA., Isabel was preceded in death by her parents; brother; and her husband of 64 years, Louis, who passed away in 2001., She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Art Krull, of Mukilteo, WA; three wonderful grandsons and their wives, Jon (Diana) Krull, of Shawnee, KS, Steve (Holly) Krull, of Long Grove, IL, Chris (Suzanne) Krull, of Sycamore, IL; and seven precious great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lucas, Abigail, Samuel, Macey, Nolan and Kelsey; niece, Roberta Seremeta (John); and brother-in-law, Blaine Thompson., She had a warm smile and sweetness, compassion for others and unconditional love for her family that will be missed., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2011 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7706 25th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. Please sign online guestbook at



James Peppers

James Peppers of Portland, Oregon was born in Yakima, Washington on November 24, 1967 and died after a long illness on May 6th 2011., Vancouver friends will remember him for his many stage performances at Slocum House, New Blue Parrot, and Clark College. His talent for comedy and his engaging tenor voice made him a hit no matter what stage he was on., His friends in Vancouver are holding a Memorial Gathering and Life Celebration Open House from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at the home of Walt and Beth Duvall, 2212 NE Cranbrook Drive, Vancouver, WA 98664. All who knew him are invited. You may call 360-254-0157 for additional information., Please sign the Guest Book at



James Richard Cook Sr.

James R. Cook, Sr., 75, a local resident of Clark County for 69 years, passed away May 3, 2011., He served in the, during the, (1953 to 1961) on The USS Missouri., He retired from Nabisco on March 23, 1993., James is survived by his wife, Annett Cook; brothers, Robert Cook, Bruce Cook, Donald Cook and Danny Cooke; sister, Lois; sons, James Cook, Jr., Leroy Cook, Rick Cook and Michael Cook; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great Grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Cook; parents, Glenn Cooke, Sr. and Leola Ellen Riley; brothers, Glenn Cook, Jr., Jerry Cook and Terry Cook, sisters, Fay, Edna; and grandchild, Keith Cook., Viewings will be held Thurs., May 12, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Fri., May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A grave service will be on May 14th,1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The Celebration of Life will follow, May 14th, 2:00 p.m. at Brush Prairie Baptist Church located at 11814 NE 11th Ave., Vancouver, WA., Please sign James' guest book at:



Jane Cushman

Jane Casterline Cushman, 87, peacefully passed away on Thurs., May 5, 2011, a resident of the Waterford at Fairway Village for 8 years, in Vancouver, WA. She was born on March 14, 1924 in Ithaca, NY to Julius and Laura (Norton) Casterline., Jane is survived by her sons, John F. (Nina) Cushman Jr. of Houston, TX, and Robert H. (Debra) Cushman of Boring, OR; daughter, Joan N. (Malcolm) Shorter of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren, Richard Nadeau, Pamela (Wayne) Teti, Michael (Heather) Nadeau, Dustin Cushman, and Thomas Cushman; and great-grandchildren, Kayli Freund, Jake Teti, Ella Nadeau, and Keedan Nadeau., She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John F. Cushman, in 1988., There will be a celebration of Jane's life on Fri., May 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Waterford at Fairway Village, 2909 Village Loop, Vancouver, WA 98683. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery., Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



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



Joan Nielsen

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January 2, 1931 - May 7, 2011 



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 Joseph Piper

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Jon A. Kingman

Born August 5, 1942, in Republic, WA, to Albert and Juanita Kingman, Jon went to be with our Savior May 9, 2011, in Spokane Valley, WA. Jon is survived by his brother, James Kingman; wife of 38 years, Debra; daughters, Andrea (Quillan) Framstad and Alicia (Dave) Imus; and grandchildren, Eleanor, Daisy, Madison, Lorelei, and Carrie. He was a wonderful husband, father, and papa., A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Advent/Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA.



Jorie Greer Jenkins

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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 10:30 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.



Kathleen E. Johnson

Kathleen E. Johnson, 93, a long time resident of Issaquah, WA died May 4, 2011 in Redmond, WA. Kathleen was born February 5, 1918 in Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada. 



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.



Lawrence N. Johnson

Long Time Marine Industry icon, Lawrence Nels Johnson, founder of EZ Loader Boat Trailers, Inc, passed away peacefully Friday, May 6, 2011. Family and friends gathered on that day in his room at Rockwood Manor to say goodbye., Larry was born in Spokane on July 12, 1913, the son of Pearl and Nels Johnson. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1932. After high school, he attended an Engineering Trade School, and then worked at Felts Field repairing military vehicles as part of the Washington Air Guard. Larry married Doris Jane Bissell on June 3, 1939 also of Spokane. He became a partner in an auto body shop, United Body and Fender where he began his interest in building a better boat trailer. His inventive mind and desire for a good trailer for his boat led him to design the first self-adjusting roller system. In 1953 the EZ Loader Trailer, with Larry's patent and design was born. His love for the water and boats led him to create over 14 patented designs as he continued to improve the trailers. Even into his 90s he continued to patent his trailer designs as well as other inventions. Larry was President and CEO of the largest trailer manufacturer in the country., When Larry was not inventing something, he was enjoying his time on the lake. He built his first cabin on Hauser Lake where he spent summers with his wife and sons until he moved his summer location to Coeur d'Alene Lake in the 60's. He loved to take his grandkids and friends sailing, especially in the evenings to watch the moon rise over the hills. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting, golfing and waterskiing. He was also a member of the Glastonbury Society at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Swimming, boating, and enjoying dinner parties on the lake with family and friends continued to be his favorite past time until the end. One of his favorite parting comments was, "Be Good! And, if you can't be good, be careful!" We will miss him, his wit, and wisdom., He is survived by two sons and their wives, Marc Johnson and wife Beth, and Randy Johnson and wife Paula. His special love, Marie Salisbury, survives him, along with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His wife Doris Jane, who passed away on January 22, 1991, precedes him in death. A piece of Larry will remain in our hearts and minds forever as he sails to new shores., Memorial Services will be 1:00 PM, Friday, May 13th at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry Street, Spokane, with a reception to follow. Family suggests that memorials be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Hospice of Spokane, or Rockwood Manor. Our thanks and gratitude goes to Rockwood Manor's nurses and staff for the kind and gentle care they gave, and to Hospice for their support and special care for Larry and his family.



Linda Lou Simerl

Missed Today and Always, by Her Loving Husband Alan 



Louis Beslanowitch

The family of Louis Beslanowitch of Hockinson, WA, would like to invite his friends and family to come help them celebrate his, 96 years of life at Lewisville Park between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Please sign Louis' guest book at:



Lynn Renee McKenzie

Lynn Renee McKenzie, beloved wife, mother, and sister, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 3, 2011., Lynn was born to Victoria and Lavern Joslin on July 7, 1949 in Seattle, WA. From the moment she set foot on this earth, no grass ever grew under her feet. She graduated from Shorecrest High School in 1967. While working three different jobs, she went on to graduate from the, with a degree in Speech and Hearing Pathology., In 1978, she met M. Jon McKenzie. They were married on May 17, 1980. Their son Matthew was born in 1982 and their daughter Michelle was born in 1984., After discovering her true passion was teaching, Lynn obtained her credentials and opened her own Montessori school, working out of her home. She then went on to teach kindergarten and third grade at Sunnyside Elementary School in Marysville, WA and received Teacher of the Year Awards on two occasions, along with various other special awards. Children and education were a major part of Lynn's life. So was cooking. She was a food demo person and cooking instructor for PCC (Puget Consumers Cooperative) Natural Markets. Her family and faith completed her life., And what a life it was! For 15 years, Lynn fought a valiant war against colon cancer, never once letting disease dictate her life. Nothing could stop her. She organized, cooked for and hosted community kitchens, memorials, church teas, legendary Christmas parties and her daughter's wedding., Supported by her husband, family, oncologist, friends, and countless others whose lives she touched with her innate kindness and deeds, she showed us what life is really about. So let us all bid her sweet soul a well-deserved goodbye and eternal rest. (Like this girl will ever really rest!), Lynn is survived by her husband and children; sister, Jo Joslin; brother, Jack Joslin (and family); mother-in-law, Louise McKenzie; sisters-in-law, Edi Dirkes, Bonnie Crockett and Margie Impecoven (and their families); brothers-in law, David and Scott McKenzie (and family); uncle, Leon Joslin; cousins, Tim Joslin (and family), Mandy Joslin, Brad Swank, J. Swank (and family), Annette Thornhill (and family); and many, many... many friends., A memorial celebration of Lynn's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, 1306 Lakeview Avenue in Snohomish, WA. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.




November 27, 1916 - May 3, 2011, Margaret W. Armstrong was born on November 27, 1916 in Pasedena, California to Albert and Leta Mae (Thompson) Wold., Margaret enetered into rest on May 3, 2011 in Seattle, Wa., 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.




Milfred "Gene" E. Eggen passed away on May 9, 2011, at the age of 74., Gene is survived by his wife Shirley, son Fred and daughters Kathy (Bob) Malphrus, Betty Brisson. He is also survived by his brothers Dick (Shirley) Eggen, Randy (Julie) Eggen, his grandchildren Christina, Travis, Robert, Brett, Tyrell, Jacob, Tricia and Chrystal and several great grandchildren., Gene was born and raised on a farm in Minnesota and loved farming his entire life. Gene and Shirley managed the High Valley pullet farm in Day Creek for 21 years. Gene also spent many years working with Wire Fab Inc. in Mount Vernon., Gene was preceded in death by his son Ricky Eggen, his parents Milfred and Francis Eggen and his sister Janice "Susie" Engan., A celebration of Gene's life will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 pm at the Hawthorne Funeral Home., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, WA.



Marcia Kay Halcomb

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Margaret Meininger

Former Clark County resident, Margaret (Gillis) Meininger, 83, died at her Seaview, WA residence on May 7, 2011. A native of Alaska, Margaret had moved to Vancouver, WA in 1943 where she graduated from high school., In 1947 she married Charles Meininger. The couple resided in Fruit Valley and later Ridgefield until retiring to Seaview in 1980., Margaret was a wife, mother and homemaker., Survivors include sons, Earl, Ron and Anthony Meininger; daughter, Paula Frisbie; ten grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren., A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thurs., May 12, 2011 at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach. Graveside rites will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver.Â, Her guestbook is available at, or www.



Marguerite "Peggy" (Sheehan) Shillinglaw

Marguerite "Peggy" (Sheehan) SHILLINGLAW Peggy passed away peacefully on May 7, 2011 with her family at her side. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Born Sept. 2, 1920 in Seattle, she lived her entire life in the Wallingford area. Peggy was a life-long member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church. A 1937 graduate of Lincoln High School, she then enrolled at Seattle College and Providence Hospital graduating in 1942 with a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at Providence Hospital and later at NW Hospital. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert (2007), alsoher brother Don (2002). She is survived by her children Michael (Annabelle), Janet, Linda Lukevich (Peter). She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who all brought her great joy. Also survived by 2 sisters, Naoma (Jack) & Trudy (Tom) and many nieces and nephews. The family extends their gratitude to the Benedetto Family and staff at MorningSide Residence for their loving care of Peggy this past year and also to Providence Hospice for their care and support the past 2 months. Recitation of the Rosary, Friday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. & Funeral Mass,Saturday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. both at St. Benedict's Church, 49th & Wallingford, Seattle. Remembrances to the Hope Heart Institute, Bellevue, WA or Providence Hospice of Seattle.



Mariana Fogg Spangler

Mariana Fogg SPANGLER Mariana Fogg Spangler, age 88 and formerly of Newark, DE and Mannington Twp., NJ died May 1, 2011 in Seattle, WA. Born in Salem, NJ, she was a graduate of Salem High School class of 1940, and Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana. Mrs. Spangler worked as a medical technician at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and for the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Most recently she worked in Public Relations at the Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. She was a member of Salem Monthly Friends Meeting, Salem, NJ; Salem County Historical Society; Salem County branch of the American Association of University Women; Delaware Nature Society; Delaware Art Museum; and former member of the Auxiliary Salem Co. Medical Society. Daughter of the late William H and Anna Ware Fogg, she is preceded in death by husband Ford Clayton Spangler, MD, and brother William Hildreth Fogg of Santa Clara, CA. She is survived by her 2 sons, Laurence Craig Spangler, Seattle, WA and William Fogg Spangler, Salem, NJ; a daughter, Nancy Ellen Spangler, Seattle, WA; one granddaughter, Tukwila Zimmerman and one grandson, Elijah C. Spangler, both of Seattle, WA. A Celebration of Mariana's life for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2-4 p.m. at the Activity Center of Evergreen Court West, 11339A 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Internment will be in the Salem Friends Burial Grounds, Salem, NJ. Mrs. Spangler has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Salem Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, Salem, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to the care of People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative.



Marie Arnold

It's been two years since you've gone to Heaven to be with God. The love we all had for you will never cease. We will always keep you in our hearts.



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. Martha was extremely bright and quick-witted; loved to play cards and was passionate & caring with animals and any child she encountered. Martha had a kind word for all & will be forever in our hearts.



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 Nell Maxwell

Mary Nell Maxwell, 74, of Mukilteo, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 8, 2011, in Everett., Mary was born in Camden, AR on March 5, 1937 to Llewellyn and Golden Elizabeth Zimmerley., She grew up in Cocoa, FL and graduated from Cocoa High School in 1955. She met her future husband, Thomas A. Maxwell, Jr. when he crashed her 16th birthday party. The couple was married on June 21, 1957. Together they had two children. In May 1969 the family moved from Cocoa to Western Washington, living in Lynnwood and Marysville before moving finally to Mukilteo., Mary worked for British Airways for 25 years and retired in March, 1999. She loved traveling with husband Tom in their RV. She loved music and played the piano for enjoyment. Mostly, Mary loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren., Mary is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Tom; two children, Tom III (Mary) and Linda (Brian) Lee; her grandchildren, Nathan, Andrea, John, Rebekah and Rachel; three great-grandchildren Hallah, Isaac and Nathaniel; her sister, Shirley of Charlotte, NC; and her brother, Jimmy of Cocoa, Florida., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Alderwood Community Church, 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, in room W-200 at 1:30 p.m., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home in Everett.



Maxine Brown

BROWN, Maxine, On May 4th, Maxine went home to the Lord's arms. The love of her life was waiting for her, her spouse of 66 years, Bill Brown. She was born in Meyers Falls, WA May 20th, 1924 to Rena and Manly Hughes. She was a middle child of nine children., She grew up in Kettle Falls and graduated from Colville High School. The day after she turned 19 she and Bill were married. He left for the Navy soon after., She was a great cook and a fabulous baker. Her family, friends and church came first in her life. Her other loves were her garden and cabin at Priest Lake. Maxine was an avid reader., She now joins dad and many other family and friends in heaven. Maxine is survived by her sisters Jean Brooks of Denver, CO, Margaret Littlefield of Auburn, WA; her children Kelly (Jackie) Brown, Colbert, WA, Susan Bartol of Pensacola, FL, Patty (Rick) Keir, Spokane, WA, Lori (Jon) Roman, Elk, WA; her grandchildren Nick Brown, Rick (Candace) Brown, Kari (Jeff) Romano, Heather (Allan) Shields, Brandy (Moose) Buckner, Tony (Robyn) Franz, Mena (Ben) Franz, Cole and Ethan Roman; her great-grandchildren Taylor and Gavin Brown, Reese and Rex Romano, Carson and Kendall Shields, Jolyn Franz; numerous nieces, nephews, inlaws, friends, and unofficially adopted kids of all ages., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Women's Guild, 1104 West Heroy, Spokane, WA 99205; Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210-2215., We would like to thank the caregivers at Northpointe and Arbor House, especially Virginia, Michael, Wendy and Sherri. Also, a special thanks to Kris and Luann from Hospice. We will be forever grateful for the care and compassion given to our mom and our family., Services will be held May 14, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi at 1 p.m., 1104 West Heroy, Spokane, WA.



Michael David McGinnis

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Michael E. Morrison

Born in Spokane, WA, September 22, 1934, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 8, 2011. Mike graduated from Gonzaga Prep High School in 1952, served in the, and was a draftsman for the City of Spokane for over 30 years. Mike was a caring, gentle man with wry Irish sense of humor. He loved his wife, his seven kids, and cherished his 14 grandchildren, who he took on walks and wrote each of their names with stones in his garden. He was crazy for chess, crosswords, Sudoku, gardening and putzing on the computer. Mike was preceded in death by his father and mother, Edward and Holly Morrison, and his sister Janna Pontieri. He is survived by his sister Terry Morrison; his wife of 55 years Priscilla; his children and grandchildren, Steven (Trish), Theresa Woollett (Gary) (Jessica, Isaac, Rebecca), Anne Telling (Bill) ( Kyle, Simon), David (Lisa) (Connor, Noah, Brianna). Laura Visintainer (Mike Dalich) (Austin, Alexandra), Mara Bischoff (Matt) (Benen, Cole) and Sara Donally (David) (Cascade, William). A Funeral Mass will held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 3520 E. 18th Ave., Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made with our appreciation to: American Lung Association (



Mildred Ann Cooley

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Muriel Lee Ostrin

Muriel Lee OSTRIN Born in Caldwell, ID, 3-20-1933, died 5-5-2011 at home in Seattle. Memorial service 5-15-2011 at 3:00 p.m. at North Seattle Friends Church. Read more online at 



OBITUARY: Kathryn I. Zenner

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Kathryn Imogene Keys Zenner (Kay) passed away peacefully Friday, May 6, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow. She was 97. Kay was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Bridgeport, Wash., the second of three children of Henry and Gertrude Keys.She graduated from Manson High School in 1932 and attended both Washington State University and University of Washington, earning [...]



OBITUARY: Mitchell Leslie Espy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 AM 

Mitchell Leslie Espy, 49, of Lewiston died May 3, 2011, from an accidental fall. He is preceded in death by J.W. "Fats" Espy, Shirley Wilhelm and Bob Bryant. He is survived by his mother, Lois Espy; his brothers, Buck, Jack, Mick and Lynn Espy; and his sisters, Charlotte McCollum, Sherry Nygaard, Sharon Lewis, Beverly Jones, Nancy Ankney, and [...]



Olive Lillie Sparrow

SPARROW, Olive Lillie, Olive was born on August 19, 1912 to William and Fay Gambles in Downey, Idaho. She was the oldest of three children. She was married to Willard Floyd Sparrow in the Logan Temple on November 4, 1931. They had five children, Colleen, Glenda, Dee, Terry and Don. They moved from southern Idaho to Spokane in 1945, and resided in her present home for 63 years., She was a talented seamstress and many friends and family were owners of her beautiful creations. She loved to read and spent hundreds of hours on counted cross-stitching. She was legendary for her homemade rolls. She was a very active member of the LDS church and was the oldest member in the Spokane Valley Stake Center., Olive enjoyed her large extended family and friends. She was known for her sense of style, always looking her best. She was independent and able to live on her own until the last week of her life. Olive died peacefully on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011., Olive is preceded in death by her husband Floyd; her brother Zeb; her sister Elaine and a great-great-grandson Tyler. She is survived by her children Colleen Linza (Tony), Glenda Hammer, Dee Sparrow (Lynne), Terry Sparrow (Judy), Don Sparrow (Dori); 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren., She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends., Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 13th prior to the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Bowdish Chapel, 4014 S. Bowdish, Spokane Valley, WA.



Paul M. Rook

Paul M. ROOK Age 70, passed away May 5, 2011.He is survived by his wife, Amy Rook; children, Ray Rook (Kris), Christina Bean and Jacob Garl; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood. A private burial will take place at a later date in Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Aldercrest Health and Rehabilitation in Edmonds. Online condolences and extended obituary may be viewed at:



Randy Edmond Shaver

Randy Edmond Shaver, 29, passed away on Tues., May 3, 2011 in Portland, OR. He was born on Aug. 30, 1981 in Vancouver, WA to Larry E. Shaver and Jeri E. (Miller) Farrell., A lifetime Clark County resident, Randy worked in the construction industry with heavy equipment until recently becoming a waste water treatment specialist for TAG Environmental of Washougal., Randy was an avid "tractor guy" who enjoyed tractor pulling, antique tractors, and playing with his own hot rod tractor. He enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time outdoors, and being surrounded by his friends and family., Randy's great sense of humor added to his unique personality which allowed him to have his own flair for life., Randy is survived by his father, Larry (Cat) Shaver of Portland, OR; mother, Jeri E. Farrell of Makawao, HI; sister, Andi (Joe) Schwartz of Vancouver; half-sister, Ashley (Mark) Colvin of Oceanside, CA and their new son, Kainan Michael (who was born one week before Randy passed away); step-brothers, Peter King of Portland, and Brian King of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; maternal grandparents, Darlene and Marlow Randolph of Kalama, WA; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., There will be no public service at this time., Memorials in Randy's honor may be sent to the Southwest Washington Humane Society in Vancouver., Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



Richard Hartwell

Richard HARTWELL Richard Scott Hartwell was born on Christmas day 1920 and died at home on April 21, 2011. Richard graduated high school at 16 and enrolled in Harvard University. While pursuing his graduate degree at Harvard Business School, he joined the navy as a Lt.serving in the South Pacific during WWII. After the war he returned to Oak Park, IL where he met and married his wife of 66 years, Roberta (Bobbie) Hansen. After completing his graduate degree Cum Laude, the family moved to LA, where he worked in retail management. Work with Meier & Frank then took the family to Lake Oswego, OR where Richard enjoyed many years living on the lake, boating and sailing. His career took him to the West Indies to develop an island, and then finally to Seattle where he became the executive Vice-President of Bardahl Oil. He and Bobbie traveled around the world many times for Bardahl, enjoying fabulous glimpses of life in new places. In 1981 he was named World Trader of the Year by the Seattle World Trade Club for developing trade with mainland China. Christmas for Richard was always a celebration of family and his life will always be celebrated on this special day. He is survived by his wife and four children, Jocelyn, Brooke, Richard Jr. and Drue. His six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren brought him great joy during his last years. Along with his superior wit, he had great patience, wisdom and love. He will be missed greatly by all. A celebration of Richard's life will be held at his home on Clyde Hill on June 18 from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Evergreen Hospital Hospice or the educational charity of your choice.



Richard Johnson

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:43 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Feb. 22, 1933 - May 9, 2011 



Richard Lee Valline

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Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Robert Henry Schroeder III

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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.



Robert Stanley DeWitt

Robert Stanley DeWitt, age 59, passed away peacefully in his sleep April 25, 2011 at his home in Burlington, Washington., An avid hiker working on a book about his hikes with his wife, Rosemary, and hiking buddy, Don, Robert hiked all over Washington State for many years and was a gifted outdoor photographer. Mount Baker and the surrounding mountains were his favorites. Robert was born in Everett, Washington and moved to Skagit County in 1984 to be closer to the mountains., Robert was very outgoing and liked by everyone he met. Bob's house, which was surrounded by flat farmer's fields, mountains and open skies enjoyed perfect kite weather. Bob often set dozens of colorful kites into the air tethered to wooden blocks on cement pedestals at points around his yard that could be seen from as far away as the I-5 freeway and long local crossroads. People would drive over to admire the kites in the air and stop to talk to Bob about them. Bob was comfortable talking to anybody. Bob carried a small back packing kite in the form of a bird and sent it up into the skies for those, not yet up the trail as far as he was, to wonder about. Is that a tropical bird up there? He would just smile when they reached him and realized it was one of his kites., Services were private, at his request, in Clear Lake, WA., His wife and hiking partner, Rosemary; his son, Jason, of Bellingham, WA; his brother, David, of Snohomish, WA; and his niece, Erin, of Seattle, WA survive him. He enjoyed many friends who will miss his sense of humor and the ready smile that warmed the hearts of all of us left behind to miss him, until we are together again.



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, s/default.aspx or Overlake Hospital Foundation, Critical Care, 1035 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004; /donations-form.aspx



Ronald Harold Ryseff

Ronald Harold RYSEFF June 25 1951 ~ April 26 2011 Ron went be with the Lord on April 26th 2011. He is survivedby his parents Beth and Ken Fraser. He is predeceased by his brother Kenneth and his father Constontine Ryseff. A memorial service is planned for May 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Paul's United Church of Christ. 6512 12th Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA. Ron was fluent in many languages and enjoyed music. Ron led a singing group and loved teaching. Please sign Ron's on-line Guest Book at



Rose R. Parker

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



Roy Edward Cathcart

Roy Cathcart, 83, of Stanwood, WA passed away in his home on April 30, 2011. He joined his beloved wife, Wynona, of 57 years of marriage in Heaven. Roy was born on January 1, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas., He served proudly in the Navy and Marines during, and worked for Boeing in Everett for 25 years where he retired. Later he worked for Verizon in Everett for 10 years., He is survived by his loving two daughters, Anna and Lucretia; two sons, Rick and Kim; and their families. Roy had many friends, plus his beloved dog, Cooper. He will be missed.



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



Sheila M. Begley

Sheila M. BEGLEY A celebration of Sheila's life will be held on Thursday May 12, 2011 from 6- 9 pm at the 1st Hill Bar & Grill, 901 Madison Street in Seattle. Come tip a glass, offer an Irish toast and share a story about our friend Sheila!



Sheila Marie (Adams) O'Grady

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:00 PM 

Sheila, loved by so many, lost a brief battle with illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Red and Lorna Adams; brother, Michael; and son, David Serles. Sheila had an amazing ability to see the good in everyone. With a heart as big as the moon, she was Mother Earth.



Steve Carpenter

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:00 PM 

Steve Carpenter joined his Heavenly Father on April 25, 2011. Born February 27, 1952, to Allen and Ruth Carpenter in Morristown, TN, Steve was full of fun with family and friends. In his early years, Steve was active in sports, especially football.



Thelma Bailey

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 20, 1923 - May 10, 2011 



Theodore Curcio Jr.

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Theodore Curcio, Jr.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 17, 1925 - May 4, 2011 



Vera Amelia Klarich

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Virginia "Virgie" Nelson

Virginia "Virgie" NELSON Virginia passed away the morning of April 28th surrounded by her family.She was 76 years old. Services will be held at Yarington's in White Center on May 13th @ Noon. Please sign our online guest book at:



Wendi Lee Jolly Bonsall Nelson

To leave memories of Wendi or condolences go to Arrangements are with Funeral Alternatives of Washington 360-753-1065. 



Willaim VanWinkle

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 25, 1951 - Dec. 7. 2010 



William "Bill" Bierlink

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:00 PM 

William "Bill" Bierlink went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home, at the age of 93. He was born on August 21, 1917, in Lynden, WA, to John and Jennie (Mulder) Bierlink. Bill attended school through eighth grade at Ebenezer Christian School in Lynden and worked on the family farm with his dad.



William S. Mahoney Jr.

William S. "Bill" MAHONEY, Jr. William S. Mahoney, Jr. (Bill), born on May 26, 1945 in Massillon, OH to William, Sr. and Lillian Mahoney, passed away at his home in North Bend on Monday, May 2, 2011. He left this world in peace with his family by his side after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. Bill fought to his very last breath, keeping faith and never giving up hope. He is survived by his two children Heather and Brendan, sister Patricia, and fiance Ruth. His family and friends will miss his strength, friendship, love and sense of humor. Bill's family buried him in Sullivan's Cemetery in Winthrop, WA, where he owned a second home and loved spending his free time for the past 21 years. There will be a memorial mass on Friday, May 13, 2011, 4:00 p.m.,at Our Lady of Sorrows in Snoqualmie, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( php). For further information, please visit

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