Thursday, May 12, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/12/2011


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 Los Angeles, 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, 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, she passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side., Agedita was born in San Antonio Texas on March 1, 1926, she was the youngest of eleven children to Pedro and Victoria DeLaRosa., Agedita's happiest times were cooking for her family and friends. She was a member of LaMision De Valle., Agedita has been reunited with her loving husband Raul Badillo, her son Reynaldo DeLaFuente and grandson, Reynaldo DeLaFuente III., Agedita is survived by children from her first marriage, sons, Ralph DeLaFuente of Texas, Carlos and his wife Dawn DeLaFuent, Gilbert and his wife Merrilyn DeLaFuent, daughters, Noemi and her husband Juan Badillo of Bellingham, child from her second marriage, Linda and her husband Fernando Ruiz of Mount Vernon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Agedita's family would like to thank the staff from Hospice of the Northwest for all the support and care of our mom and family., Viewing will be at Kern Funeral Home, Thursday May 12, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Memorial Service from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at Greenhills Memorial Cemetery in Burlington., Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Agnes Evelyn Larsen

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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.



Arlene M. Pettingill

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Austin L. Anglin

Austin L. Anglin, 13 years old, passed away May 7, 2011 in a tragic boating accident. He was a wonderful young man who never complained. He always wondered "now what?" anxiously awaiting his next adventure. Austin loved hiking, rafting, snowboarding, snowmobiling and riding quads. He also loved fishing, crabbing and smelting. Thoughtful, caring, eager to please, he always wanted to be with the big boys., Austin is survived by his loving family and numerous close friends.



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 (Swanson) Davidson

Barbara (Swanson) Davidson Mom died April 24, 2011 after a short illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Alice Swanson, and her son, Richard C. Davidson Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Whipple (Butch), Gig Harbor and son Steve Davidson, Tacoma. She also is survived by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mom was born in Minot North Dakota on August 13, 1928. She lived a full life, traveling all over the world after retiring from the Post Office. She will be sorely missed. At her direction, there will be no memorial services. Please sign online guest book at



Benny M. Luse

I see you in my mind's eye, every single day. "Please Dear Lord, ease the void," this is how I pray... and yet... I am so thankful, every single day, that it is you that I am missing in every single way., You are forever loved and deeply missed.



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.



Bourne, Richard Harold "Dick"

Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:00 AM 

Richard Harold (Dick) Bourne, 86 of Ellensburg, WA passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at home from complications of cancer. He was .....



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 Aurelia Costello

Daughter of Bartley and Catherine Costello, was born in Spokane, Washington and died in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her brothers William T. Costello, S.J., and J.J. (Joe) Costello, both of Spokane, and her sister Helen Costello Petrich, of Tacoma, Washington. She is survived by her brother, Frank B. Costello, S.J., of Spokane, and her sisters Mother Mary Michael, F.S.E. of Bridal Veil, Oregon, Therese Costello Hauer, of Alameda, California, and numerous nieces and nephews., Catherine received her diploma from Holy Names Academy and worked at the Crescent Department Store in Spokane. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, she worked as a maternity L.V.N. at St. Mary's Hospital for many years. This led to her hobby of making quilts for newborns, for which she was given recognition by the hospital after crafting over 200 quilts in 20 years., There will be a memorial Mass for Catherine at Marian Center in St. Paul. A devoted Catholic all her life, Catherine will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane.



Charles Leo Warren

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Chris Orville Perry

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Dale E. Emory Sr.

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Dale E. Shintaffer

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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 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.



DeLora Lee Norwood

DeLora, or "Lori" as many family members called her passed away Saturday May 7th with all four of her children and her husband with her. She was born in Biloxi Mississippi, to Darwin and Charlene Hook. She was the oldest of three girls and always felt like the mother to her youngest sister Tammi. She was raised in Hayward, CA. but spent the majority of her adult life around the Spokane and Seattle area, eventually calling Spokane her permanent home., DeLora was a strong willed child who questioned authority and as an adult she was determined to make her own path. She loved a challenge and began her career in sales as a teenager selling appliances with her Dad and Uncle. Even after she finished interior design classes, she remained in sales; working for Sylvan's furniture, and became one of few female managers at Color Tile. And in true DeLora style, often said she was the only manager to make her bonuses. She was proud of her success and while she worked she was dedicated., DeLora enjoyed music and could dance to anything with a beat. She spent time in her 20's as a bass player in a band with her second husband, Dennis Dunham, and she always remembered that time with a rock star sparkle in her eye. She could have done anything she set her mind to, but chose to spend the majority of her time raising children. She also enjoyed reading, working in her yard, and had special memories of time spent at the river property she owned., She is preceded in death by her mother Charlene, father Darwin, and first husband Lynn Spinks. She is survived by her husband Bob Norwood, son Brian Spinks (Stacy), son Erik Dunham, daughter Rachel Tomsha (Rod), son Adam Norwood (Mali), twin grandchildren Jake and Maddy Spinks, twin grandsons Cohen and Leo Tomsha, two sisters; Vikki Sotka and Tammi Struve, two nieces, and a nephew., Services will be held at Fairmount Memorial Park Saturday May 14th at 2:30pm with a celebration of life immediately following at her daughter's home in Spokane.



Dean O'Neal

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:12 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

COWICHE - Dean O'Neal, 75, of Cowiche, walked into the arms of his Lord on Monday, May 9, 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 E. Coglas

Dolores E. COGLAS Born April 30, 1932 to Raymond and Edith Kent, Seattle, Washington. Graduated from Franklin High School in 1950, and attended Washington State University for two years. Dolores raised four boys, devoted herself to their upbringing, and loved her family deeply. As her kids grew older, she went to work as a manager of a fabric store, retiring in 1990. Dolores was an excellent seamstress, and loved to sew for her family. She also loved her garden, and would spend hours expanding and maintaining the many flower beds in her yard. Dolores belonged to Ahmes Court #41 Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America. She was a veteran of the Hatasu Daughters of the Nile Grand Unit, the Oriental Band, the Patrol, and the Sewing Club which donated their time and efforts to the Children's Shrine Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Dolores is survived by her husband Thomas Coglas, sons Martin, Gary, Louis, and Raymond, grandchildren Forest, Crystal, Brook, Kaitlyn, Mikayla, Alexa, and Thomas, and great grandchildren Shady, Erric, and Aliyah. This lovely lady passed away May 7, 2011 at the age of 79. Memorial service to be held at Shoreline Free Methodist Church, on Sat. May 21 at 510 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline WA at 11:00 a.m.



Donald Haaland

Donald Clarence Haaland, passed away, Monday, May 9, 2011 at the age of 88 at his home in Bellingham, from congestive heart failure, with family by his side. He was born August 6, 1922 in Woden, Iowa to Evangelist Clarence Salmer and Mary (Yost) Haaland. Donald joined the U.S.



Donna Mae England "Granny"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:19 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Donna Mae England "Granny" was born Dec. 8, 1935 in Moorehead, Minn. She took the Lord's hand and walked into paradise April 21, 2011 with family and friends at her side.



Dorothy Ellen Kent

Dorothy Ellen Kent, beloved wife and mother, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011 surrounded by her loving husband and family., A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m., at the Benge Community Church., Dorothy was born July 25, 1924 in Fisher, Oklahoma to James and Delmar Adams. She was one of 12 children. She spent her youth in Oklahoma and Arizona. She joined the Army as a nurse during World War II. She was working as a nurse at Ft. Lewis, Washington in 1945 when she met her husband Herbert who was a recuperating ex-POW there. After a two-week courtship, they were married on December 4th, 1945. They made their home in Benge and farmed and raised cattle there. Dorothy and Herbert raised two sons and two daughters. They enjoyed many wonderful camping, fishing and vacation excursions with their family and dear friends. Holidays surrounded by all her family were also very special to Dorothy. Dorothy worked part time at the Benge Store & Post Office. She was also active in the local ladies clubs for many years. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing bingo and cards and games of all kinds, especially with her family. Dorothy was very crafty and sewed for all members of her family. She made many quilts that will be treasured for years. She was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to brag and make each feel like the favorite and most beloved, and the love was mutual. Dorothy was preceded in death by a son, Alan Kent. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years; Herbert, and their children and their spouses, who she considered her children as well; Robert and Judy Kent of Moses Lake, Irma Kent and Randy and Ellen Bachman of Benge and George and Lisa Whitney of Warden and nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dorothy's name to either the Benge-Washtucna Lions Club or the Benge Community Church. Condolences may be left at



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.



Dwain Ernest Bredl

Dwain Ernest Bredl Was born in Winlock, Washington on February 11, 1934 and passed away at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington on May 1, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Sue Eko Brill Bredl, his former wife Sandra Funk Bredl, his children Mike Bredl (Janet), Chris Bredl, Charles Bredl (Stephanie), and Mary Welsh (Stephen); his step-children Joni Brill and Coni Jaques (Jeff); his grandchildren Doug, Paul, James, Kristin, Jake, Brennan, Reece and Mitchell Bredl, Dan Fleetwood (Sarah), Raeanne and Rachel Wolfley, and Kaitlyn Jaques; his great-grandchildren Abigail Fleetwood and Annabelle Wolfley; uncles Adolph Chromey (Phyllis) and Earl Bredl (Sylvia); aunt Gladys Frye; and many cousins. Memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1209 N Scheuber Rd, Centralia at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Potluck at church, directly following. Donations suggested to



Earl Andrew Krueger

Of Madison, WI., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, May 9, 2011 at HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born July 24, 1920 in Watertown, the son of Paul Andrew and Anna Marie (Senn) Krueger. He graduated from Watertown High School where he played football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He attended U.W. Madison where he graduated in civil engineering and met his wife, Catherine Klenert. They became lifelong residents of Madison. He was a Badger fan for 65 years, especially enjoying his season tickets to Badger football games. His engineering career took him to Beaufort, SC, South Bend, IN, and Richmond, VA before settling at Mead & Hunt, Inc. in Madison. Beginning in an office on State Street over the Chocolate Shoppe he continued with the company when it moved its office to University Avenue, where he became the president until his retirement in 1986. He was the oldest living member of Nakoma Country Club, enjoying golf for over 50 years. His golfing accomplishments were shared with many friends over the years, and included breaking 70 and a hole in one while playing golf in Arizona, where he and Cay spent 25 sunshine filled winters in Fountain Hills. He loved the outdoors and spring, summer and fall he could be found at the family cottage on Crystal Lake. There he golfed, swam, fished, sailed and loved having his children and grandchildren visit. He was smart, determined, had a quick wit and provided guidance to all. He was proud of his family and we will miss him dearly. He will remain forever in our hearts. Surviving Earl are his wife , Catherine of Madison; four children, Georgia Nelson of Spokane, WA, Raymond (Barbara) Krueger of Whitefish Bay, Lisa (Carson) Mettel of Middleton, Bill (Joann) Krueger of Brown Deer; eleven grandchildren, Heidi (Kyle) Downey, Zach (Bethany) Nelson, Ira (Marina) Nelson, Alecia (Charleston) Grimes, Eli Nelson, Lindsey (Wyatt) Zamzow, Michael (Rachel) Krueger, Senn, Quinn and Kaden Mae Mettel, Emily (Russ) Sagmoene; thirteen great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Samantha, Sadie, Austin, Preston, Cassius, Alexis, Zachary, Dylan, Phoebe, Belle, Daisy and Henrik; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evangeline and June; a brother, Victor; and infant children, Earl, Jr. and Ann Marie. The family wishes to thank the Cardiac Care Unit at St. Mary's Hospital and HospiceCare, Inc. for their wonderful care during the last eleven days of his life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Drive with Msgr. Kenneth Fiedler presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mead & Hunt Scholarship Fund, 6501 Watts Road, Madison, WI 53719 and the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202.



Edwin Dale Hawney

Edwin Dale HAWNEY Edwin Dale Hawney was born June 11, 1924 and passed on May 5, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA. Ed was born to Edwin S and Hazel Hawney in Seattle, Wash ington. Ed is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lee; son Roger (wife Sara), and daughters Faye (husband Mel), Glenna (husband Leo), and Karen. He also was blessed with 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and a huge extended family - some by birth, some by acquaintance, a few by circumstance, but all by the heart. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and brother Eldon. Ed graduated from Lincoln High School and served as a cook in the US Navy during World War II. While stationed in Florida, he married the love of his life Lee on March 2nd, 1946. They returned and lived their lives in Washing ton after his honorable discharge at the end of that same month. After the Navy, Ed continued in the food service industry as a meat cutter, first owning his own business, then working for Albertsons until retiring in 1986 after 28 years of service. Ed's retirement was a full time job, but of a most pleasant type. He was a Past Master and life member of Greenwood Lodge #253, F&AM, life member of Occi dental Chapter #28, Past Patron of Concord Chapter #245, OES, mem ber of Woodmen of the World, and member of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. God, service, and community were very much a focus of Ed's life. Family, friends, community, and Lake Cavanaugh. Ed Hawney was the man in the middle of it all, doing everything he could to make his little part of the world a better place. Few have done it as well and none will be missed more. Services will be held at 3pm on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, located at 1511 East Broadway, Mount Vernon, WA 98274. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a donation be made in Ed's memo ry to the charity of your choice.



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.



Eileen V. Weisenborn

Eileen, of La Center, WA, loving wife, mother, and grandmother (GG), went home to her Lord and Savior at 90 years old on May 2, 2011. Bill and Eileen will be celebrating 75 years of marriage on July 28, 2011. Eileen graduated from Battle Ground High School and also from beauty school., Eileen is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Lehner (husband Paul) and Patricia Akerill (husband Ken); sons, Dennis Weisenborn (wife Jackie) and Michael Weisenborn (wife Susan); 23 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren., A funeral service is planned for Sat., May 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Potluck to follow at 32519 NE Button Drive, La Center, WA., Please sign Eileen's guest book at:



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 was a Christmas baby, born December 25 1928 in Fresno, California. She was one of four sisters, the youngest of the Berkeley girls. Raised mainly in the Tacoma, WA area, Esther graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948. Married to George in 1950, they moved to Seattle, WA eventually settling in the Edmonds, WA area. Esther was a well known grocery checker for over twenty years with loyal customers following her from Grocery Boys to Safeway in Lynnwood, WA. 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 held at 12:00 noon, Friday May 13 at the Nile Golf Course and Shrine Center, 6601 244th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, with a luncheon to follow. The family internment will precede the memorial at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12 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, in 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 (Wood) Christopher

Evelyn M. (Wood) Christopher, 87, died peacefully on May 6, 2011 at Mt. Baker Care Center, Bellingham, Washington. Mrs. Christopher was born on October 30, 1923 in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada to George and Adelaide (Robinson) Neidrick. While working for the US Navy in Prince Rupert, BC. during World War II, she met and married David Wood in 1943, after which, she moved to Seattle and became a naturalized citizen in 1959. She spent most of her life in the Seattle area, but spent 1969 to 1979 in Anchorage, Alaska. During her time in Alaska, Evelyn became the first woman to be appointed as a "special agent" in the history of the Continental Insurance Company. As a liaison between Alaska and Seattle, she traveled the state despite her fear of flying. Never one to let fears stop her, she overcame that fear by taking flying lessons and flying often with her then husband, Jim Christopher. Following her years in the insurance industry, she and her husband Jim became the owners of Alaska Towing and Wrecking and also purchased the town of Cantwell Alaska. Evelyn moved back to Seattle in 1984 and retired from Continental Insurance in 1985. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary where she was a past president of University Post #11 Auxiliary in Seattle. Her family wrote, ""Mom was a pioneer who grew up attending a one room schoolhouse in northern Canada and eventually rose to become an outstanding business executive. She was a great mom and inspiring role model who will live in our hearts forever." She is survived by her five sons and their spouses, David Wood, Sun City West, AZ; Donald and Judy Wood, Midland, TX.; Robert Wood and Rod Villa, San Mateo, CA; Jim and Jo Wood, Eagle River, AK; and Jeff and Mary Jo Wood, Bellevue, WA; grandchildren, John Wood, Suzy Wood, Rebecca (Wood) and Chris Pouliot, Jacob and Heather Wood, Shannan King, Kim (Wood) and Brian Nevels, Jeff Wood, Jr., and Kristen Wood; and great-grandchildren, Evan King and Marie Therese Wood. A memorial service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, WA on Sat, May 14th at 11am.



Evelyn Kay Myles

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:25 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Evelyn Kay Myles, affectionately known as Kay, a resident of North Pole, Alaska, went home to stay with her Lord and Savior on May 9, 2011 at the age of 72 in Yakima, WA.



Evelyn Mae (Ulmer) Harris

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



Felipe Rodriguez Garcia

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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.



Frederick Salvatore DELRE

Frederick Salvatore DELRE Born February 19, 1918 in Seattle; died May 10, 2011. Survived by his children, Marilyn Stuart (Scott), Mike DelRe (Mary), Marty DelRe, Maureen Arpin (Alan) and David DelRe. Also survived by 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death in 1969 by Patricia, his loving wife of 16 years. After her death he selflessly dedicated his life to raising his family. Fred was a decorated WWII hero, and very proud of his Italian Catholic heritage. He resided in Shoreline, WA, where he was active in St. Luke parish for over 50 years. Fred was a special man with qualities that drew people to him even into his 90's. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday, May 15th, at 4:00 PM at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N 36th St., Seattle, WA Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 16th, at 11:00 AM at St. Luke Catholic Church, 322 North 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98133. Interment, Holyrood Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Seattle Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 50020//S200, Seattle, WA 98145. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at



George William "Bill" Robbins

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Gerald T. and Helen M. Cardinal

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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.



Glen A. Miskimens

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Glenna Burnham

Glenna Burnham, 85 of Everett, WA passed away on May 5, 2011. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



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., A potluck, followed by 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.




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Hannah Judkins

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:38 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

PROSSER - Hannah Judkins, a long-time Prosser resident, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, May 7th, 2011 at the age of 99 years, 10 months and 2 days.



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.



Helen Liebrecht

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:47 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

YAKIMA - Helen Liebrecht, 83, of Wapato, WA passed away on Sunday May 8, 2011 at Yakima Regional Medical Center. 



Herbert G. Resen

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:33 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

YAKIMA - Herbert G. Resen, 94, longtime Yakima resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Tuesday, May 3, 2011. 



Hoover Chambliss

Hoover CHAMBLISS In Loving Memory June 19, 1932 ~ May 3, 2011 Viewing: May 13th from 1pm to 5pm, SW Mortuary, 9021 Rainier Ave. So., Seattle, WA 98118. Funeral Service: May 14th at 11am, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave.,Seattle, WA 98122. He leaves to mourn his death; his loving wife Barbara Prescott-Chambliss, two brothers, six children, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Gone but not forgotten.



Ida A. Elmendorf

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Janice E. Gilbert, 67 of Concrete passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011., Arrangements are pending with Kern Funeral Home. 



Jack W. Mathews Sr.

Born August 28, 1925, he passed peacefully with his family at his side on May 5, 2011 in Stanwood, WA., "Handsome Jack" served honorably in the, in the South Pacific during, . He was a proud member of ILWU Local 19, and retired as a longshoreman in Seattle., He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Helen; siblings, Helen, Dan and Floyd., He is survived by his son, Jack, Jr. (of the family home); grandchildren, Jacki Wilson (Jim), Teri Doster (Chuck) and Jack W. Mathews, III. Plus one more "to be announced" in November, 2011. He has six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild., Memorial for family and friends at the family home, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Stanwood. E-mail for more information.



Jack Wayne Mathews Sr.

Jack Wayne MATHEWS Sr. Born 8/28/25 in Seattle to Floyd & Helen Mathews. Passed on 5/5/11 with his family at his side. "Handsome Jack" served honorably in the US Navy in WWII and later became a Seattle longshoreman and proud member of ILWU Local 19. Preceded in death by parents & siblings Helen, Dan & Floyd. He is survived by his son Jack Jr; 3 grandchildren (with another due in Nov.); 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Memorial to be held at family home in Stanwood Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1 p.m. E-mail for details.



Jacquelyn R. Albee

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Rose Cress Albee passed away May 2, 2011, at her Snohomish, WA home, after a battle with cancer., Born May 10, 1963, to Robert and Jennie Cress, she was a long time resident of Snohomish., She is survived by her husband, Glenn Albee; son, Steven Buckalew; daughters, Amanda Albee and Brookelyn Albee; step-son, Kevin Vantine-Albee; granddaughter, Serenity Albee; brother, John Cress and extended family and friends., The Celebration of Life service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Snohomish Church of the Nazarene, 1017 13th, Snohomish, WA.



James "Jimmy" Franzen

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James A. Ries Sr.

Memorial Mass will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 5816 15th N.W. Seattle, with a reception following in the Family Center.



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.



Jean Colleen Remington

Jean Colleen Remington of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 3, 2011 in the loving arms of her children. She was born in Wenatchee, WA on Nov. 17, 1926 to Henry and Esther Davison. Jean grew up in Home Valley, WA and moved to Vancouver with her family and graduated from Providence Academy in 1945., She met her husband, Robert Remington, while working at the shipyards during World War II., Jean was a homemaker for years, then she went to work at Meier and Frank where she retired., Jean is survived by her brothers, Arthur and Richard Davison; her children, Rita Cook (Keith), Timothy Remington (Mary), Annette Steinmetz (Kevin) and Bridget Murphy (Patrick); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and later in life, she shared her love of home, gardening, art and books with her faithful companion, Bob Leininger., She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert., Her family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful staff of Highgate Senior Living., A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Sat., May 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Donations may be made in her memory to the SW Washington Humane Society or the Michael J. Fox Foundation., Please sign Jean's guest book at:



Jerry W. Otter

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Jesse Arnold Davolt

Jesse Arnold DAVOLT January 28, 1920 ~ May 1, 2011 Long-time Seattle resident, Jesse Arnold Davolt, passed from this life peacefully May 7, 2011 due to complications from a recent fall. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Mildred of 61 years, and his children. Arnold, as most of his friends called him was born in Ethel Missouri and spent his youngest years in Missouri and Illinois living on farms most of the time. He joined the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and served most of his time in the South Pacific. After the war, he completed an engineering degree at the University of Missouri in 1949. He was hired upon graduation by The Boeing Company, moved to Seattle in 1949 and worked there for thirty five years. Six months after moving across the country, he returned to Ethel, Missouri to marry his beautiful bride, Mildred, in the living room of her parent's home. Their honeymoon was a December train trip back to Seattle. Arnold and Mildred quickly found community in the Shorewood neighborhood, and at West Seattle Christian Church. Arnold's diligence and commitment to others was evident in his service at both the church and to the community. Arnold spent years as a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America, where his love of the outdoors was shared with many young men. Like any good engineer, he had a knack for tinkering and fixing anything and everything. This skill was put to good use around the church where, for many years he diligently ensured the facilities were in tip top condition. No repair was too small, or minute as Arnold could be found at the church all hours of the day either organizing work parties or looking for a way to fix or improve God's house. He used this love of fixing and repairing on countless weekends helping at Pleasant Valley Christian Camp near Mineral, Washington. It was at home where one could really see Arnold's heart. He steadfastly loved his God, his wife and his family. If anyone was ever deserving of the greeting, "Well done good and faithful servant," it is Arnold. He modeled Christ's love and faithfulness throughout his 91 years while setting an example of humbleness along the way. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Mildred; his children David (Melody) Davolt of Boise Idaho, Deborah Couturier of Orting, Steven (Connie) Davolt of Seattle; grandchildren, Jeffery, Jennifer, Jesse, Michael, Meghan, Mark, Jessica, Matthew, and one great-grandson Jesse. He was preceded in death by his son Robert. The family suggests any memorials be sent to Pleasant Valley Christian Camp. His family will forever love and miss him, but also shares the hope that they too will be reunited with him one day in Paradise. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, May 14 at the West Seattle Christian Church, 4400 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.



John Joseph Piper

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John R. Young Jr.

Bob will be remembered by friends and family as an honest and loyal man with a bold voice and a big hug. He always enjoyed a good joke and pulled off his fair share of pranks. He loved God, his country, his wife and his family. He served them all well and will not be forgotten.



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.



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.




Keith Daniel Stevens, age 60, passed away on Saturday May 7, 2011 at his home in Granite Falls, WA. following his battle with cancer. Keith was born on September 6, 1950 in Garden City, Kansas., He was married to Lela Stevens and they recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary., He served for 20-years in the, He was predeceased by his father Billy Dee Stevens and his mother Wanda "Northcutt" Wolf., Keith is survived by his loving wife Lela; brother Michael and sister Kathy; daughters Vicky (husband Doug) and Varonica (husband Jave);grandchildren, Josh, Jackyln, Jacob and Emily., Viewing will be held on Sat. May 14th, 9am - 6pm at Solie Funeral Home in Everett WA. followed by a military service on May 18th, 11am at Tahoma National Cemetery.



Karla J. Mohr

Karla J. MOHR Our loving mother at age 85 passed away on May 8 in Federal Way Wa. She had been living in Maple Valley these past three years. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill Mohr and her son Chuck. She is survived by her daughters, Kelsey Caps, Kim Anderson, Kelly Eccarius, her sons-in-law Paul Anderson, Bernie Eccarius and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Federal Way Sat., May 14 at 11:00am.



Kathryn Bernice "Kathy" Bosshardt

Kathryn "Kathy" Bernice Bosshardt of Woodland, WA, went to be with our Lord on May 7, 2011. She was born on Jan. 9, 1920 in Elbow Lake, MN. Kathy was the older child of John and Frances Flatness and mostly grew up in Elbow Lake and graduated in 1938 as the high school valedictorian. Kathy moved to Portland, OR to live with her grandparents., She worked for school district # 1 and Portland's Real Estate Department as their real estate closer., On Feb. 20, 1953, Kathy married Leland "Lee" Bosshardt, the love of her life. They enjoyed dancing, camping, church, crafts, traveling, photography, family history, flowers, fishing. They lived in Portland before moving to Woodland, WA., Kathy and Lee were very active at Highland Lutheran Church in Woodland, WA. From 1971-1972, they led the making of 17 gorgeous colored glass windows for the church. This was documented in the April 2, 1974 Lutheran Standard., In 1975, before computers, Kathy self-published a family history "From Norge to America" containing about 300 pages of her self-typed research and stories about the family. Kathy was extremely proud of this accomplishment and enjoyed how her book brought extended family together., Kathy is survived by her step-son, Richard Bosshardt; her brother, John and Vera Flatness; nephews, John B. Flatness and Randy K. Flatness; sister-in-law, Valerie Bosshardt; and niece, Kathy and Marty Powell., Ross Hollywood Chapel in Portland, OR are entrusted with arrangements., A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Sat., May 14, 2011, at Highland Lutheran Church, La Center, WA., In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to a favorite charity, Highland Lutheran Church or hospice., Please sign Kathy's guest book at:



Kenneth Roland Eakright

Kenneth Roland EAKRIGHT Kenneth Roland Eakright, age76, born 10/6/1934 in Spokane Wa to Arnold and Bernice Eakright, raised in Seattle, graduated from Roosevelt HS, He spent 4 years in the US coast guard service traveling overseas on an Ice Breakerto north and south pole. He met his loving wife Nancy of 53 years in Minn. moved back to Seattle. Raising 3 children, Craig Eakright, Marcie Eakright, Wendy Skrinski now includes a daughter in law Bobbie Eakright and 3 grandchildren Bryan, Jeffrey, and Shane Skrinski. He worked for Crowley Maritime as a mechanic, Foreman & Manager in Alaska and Seattle for 35 years and a member of the local 302 operating Engineer retiring in 1996. He enjoyed racing stock cars for many years at Aurora, Sea-Tac and Evergreen Speedway and was a huge fan of Nascar. He is a life time member of the Lake City Elks,Shoreline American Legions post 0227, past president of N Seattle Eagles 4122. Was an active member of the 1800 wheeler RV club. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their Motor home all over the US and Canada and Mexico. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family. He was fighting emphysema for many years and lost his fight on 5/7/2011 with his family by his side, He was a very giving man and well liked by all, He loved life and will be dearly missed. Love you Ken we miss you. A Private graveside burial will be held Saturday, May 13 at Washelli Funeral Home. Along with a US Coast Guard tribute. Celebration of Life memorial May 20th, 1-4 @ Lake City Elks Club. The family would love to hear stories or remembrances about Ken. Please visit / sign in to the guest book.



L.H. "Steve" Goss

CMSgt. L.H (Steve) Goss, USAF Ret. Of Eatonville, passed away quietly in his home on May 11, 2011 after a long battle with COPD. Steve proudly served his country for 28 years in the United States Air Force, receiving many commendations for exemplary service. Steve, who was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, is survived by 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. One of 12 children, he is survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother of Oklahoma. Steve's burial, with full military honors, took place on the date of his birth, May 11, at Tahoma National Cemetery. We will always feel your love, hear your laughter, see your smilerest well, Daddy. Please sign the online guest book at




Lois L. Harris, 77, of Prosser, WA passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at Kadlec Medical Center. Lois was born in Sanish, N.D to Floyd and Leah (Hansen) Prose., She moved to Washington as a small girl. Lois was raised and educated in Concrete, WA., On August 18, 1950 she married Bill Harris in Burlington, WA., She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant granddaughter and one daughter, Cheryl., Lois is survived by her husband, Bill; and one daughter, Debbie; two grandchildren, Nicole and Jeff Wells; one great grandchild, James Wells Shoman and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews., Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Bible Church in Concrete, WA. Burial will be in the Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home., Those wishing to sign Lois's online memorial book may do so at




Louis David Custard ~ Mount Vernon formally of Camano Island. Entered into Life January 8, 1943 ~ Entered into Rest April 23, 2011., Louis passed peacefully into the arms of his higher power surrounded by his wife and family., Known as Louis to his parents, Louie to his sister, and Lou to his wife and best friend. Known as the gentle giant and Lou C to many friends., Louis was born and grew up in Seattle, Washington. When he was 15, his parents moved to Robinswood in Bellevue., Lou was the first graduating class of Sammamish High School in 1961. After high school he attended Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. Later graduating from Western Washington University., Lou is survived by Trisha, soul mate of 25 years and bride of almost 19 years. Children, Kelli (Rochester, WA); Paul (Puyallup, WA); Tami husband Ken, (Newport, OR), Will, (Bull City, AZ), Mitzie, (Bellingham, WA ), Joe and fiancé Lori, (North Pekin, IL). Sister Ann husband Clay (Spokane). Laurie niece and (Spokane) Nephew Dan his wife Kristy (Spokane). His grandchildren will miss their grandpa: Juli (Utah), Tamara (Germany), Michael (Tacoma), Taylor (Puyallup), Steven (USMC ~ California), Taylor, Korrisa, Chelsie (Puyallup), Alex, Michaela, Kaleb, and Rilynn (Spokane)., Life Celebration will be at Camano Lutheran Church on Camano Island on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 4pm. This will be a potluck. PLEASE NO BLACK. Lou's favorite color was blue., The family encourages you to go to, to sign the guestbook and light remembrance candle.



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.



Leon R. Conley

Born July 26, 1926, in Kensington, Kansas; passed away May 4, 2011, Chattaroy, WA. Leon was a member of the "Greatest Generation," enlisting in the, in 1943 at the age of 17. He was with the U.S. Army Air Corp and later in the, . Leon served in, and Korea and was honorably discharged in 1951, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married his soul-mate, Shirley, in 1951, started a family, and moved to the Chattaroy area in 1957. Leon worked for Peoples Lumber until 1969. An industrial accident allowed him to go back to school and he became an industrial draftsman, and worked for R.A. Hanson until his retirement. He loved square dancing, camping, and fishing with friends and family. Leon is survived by his brother Thomas (Mickie) Conley of Bellingham, WA; brother Henry (Pat) Norris, Apache Junction, AZ; and sister Ann (Laurel) Tobler, Spokane, WA; five sons: Dan (Diane) Conley of Chattaroy, Tim (LaRayne) Conley of Spokane, Steve Conley of Kennewick, Mark (Susan) Conley of Camano Island, and Matt (Joanna) Conley of Chattaroy; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, parents Archie and Lylles Conley, brothers Ernest and Archie, and sister Charlene. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ's Church of Deer Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Inland Northwest chapter of the, , 910 W. 5th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204. The family wishes to extend deepest appreciation to the staff at Chattaroy Pines Adult Family Care Home for the outstanding care they provided Lee.



Leslie Wayne Johnson

Passed away May 10, 2011. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12th from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:00am at Heritage Funeral Chapel.



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Lois M. Naslund

Lois M. NASLUND Lois M. Naslund, 73, passed away at her home on May 10, 2011. A visitation will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10 am-12 noon at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent, followed directly by a funeral service at 12 pm. Please sign the online guest book and view the full obituary at



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Mabel Lloyd

Passed away September 17, 2010 in Spokane, WA. Mabel was born on November 20, 1913 in Moorehead, MT. She is survived by four daughters, four sons; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm, in the Alwin Chapel at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME 1306, N. MONROE.



Margaret Christine Geisler Shipman

Margaret Christine Geisler Shipman understood the Good News that all should know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Margaret went to meet her Savior in the afternoon of May 5, 2011 in Tigard, OR., Margaret's 84 years here began November 29, 1926 in Portland, OR to parents, John F. Geisler and Charlotte Kirkwood Geisler. She resided with her family in Westport, OR and in Hopewell, OR where she will rejoin her Kirkwood ancestors dating back to the 1843 Pioneer migration., A memorial service for Margaret Shipman will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 13 at Tigard Friends Church, Tigard, OR., In lieu of gifts or flowers, please offer donations to Missions organizations., Private internment at Hopewell Cemetery to follow.



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.



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.



Marvin Lawrence Chennault, Sr

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:23 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

MESA, AZ - Marvin Lawrence Chennault, Sr, 93, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Yakima, WA, departed this life on May 8, 2011 in Mesa, AZ.



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Mary R. Widerkehr

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Marylin Fenimore

Marylin E. Doucet FENIMORE Marylin E. Doucet Fenimore of Federal Way, born July 15, 1941, in Lake Oswego, Oregon, passed away May 7 in Federal Way. She was educated in fine arts and worked as florist and later in display and design. She lived many years in Eugene and moved to Federal Way from Southern Oregon. Recently, she worked in childcare. She leaves behind a son, Eric Leyva, of Kent, his wife, Bernadette, two grandchildren, two great-grandsons, four sisters, and many nieces and nephews. A mass to celebrate her life will be Friday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Federal Way.



Masaru Hamada

Masaru HAMADA Masaru (Mas) Hamada, born in 1925 in Seattle, WA, to Mashiye and Zentaro Hamada, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2011. During WW II, Mas and his parents spent almost 2 years at the Menadoka Relocation Camp. After the war, Mas went to live with the Reverend Philip Jenkins' family, who was helping to resettle Japanese Americans. He witnessed the love of Christ through their lives and became a Christian. Mas first worked in Seattle with the National Weather Service (NWS). There, he met and married Sadako (Jane) Akiyama, the love of his life for 61 years. In 1955, he moved to the NWS national office in Suitland, MD and worked there until 1983, retiring after 33 years of service. Masaru was a loving, loyal and dedicated husband and father. He was always concerned for the needs of others. Masaru was warm, kind, thoughtful and generous to those he met, knew and loved. This is why he is so deeply loved, respected and missed by his beloved wife Jane, son Michael and his wife Jung Hee, daughter Carol Fujii and her husband Leith, and six wonderful grandchildren (Christina and Alexandra Hamada, Joy Fujii Holcomb, Karin, Mark and Lani Fujii). The Hamada family is planning a memorial service and burial in Seattle, Washington in October 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toward the earthquake/tsunami relief for Japan through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (please add 'Mas Hamada Memorial' in comments).



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 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 (



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Norman Joseph St. George

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:14 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

YAKIMA - Norman Joseph St. George, 77, a lifelong resident of Yakima, passed away on May 8, 2011 surrounded by family and friends at Chesterly Meadows Assisted Living Home. 



OBITUARY: Cadence Bo Ossinger

Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Cadence Bo Ossinger, infant daughter of Devin and Nicole Hassard Ossinger of Moscow, died at birth Monday, May 9, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital.In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Wes and Sherry Hassard of Pullman, Charley and Julie Bond of Moscow and Bo Ossinger of Palouse.The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, [...]



OBITUARY: Helen L. Suddreth Everson

Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

Helen L. Suddreth Everson, a lifelong Moscow resident, died May 5, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare. She was 83.Helen was born at home in Moscow on May 29, 1927, to Virgil and Bertha Maquire Suddreth. She grew up and went to school in Moscow, graduating from Moscow High School in 1945. Helen began working at the Varsity Café [...]



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, Kenneth S. "Kenny"

Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:00 AM 

KENNETH S.(KENNY) PAUL was born in Ellensburg, WA., Feb. 3, 1976. He passed away after a sudden illness in Ogden, UT., on May 7, .....



Pauline (Fuher) Leaf

Just 5 months short of 100, she joined her family in Heaven on Monday, May 9, 2011. She was born October 9, 1911 to Peter and Mary Quade at their farm house in Odessa, WA, she joined her brothers Bob and Alfred and her sister Francis. When she was 2 ½ their family moved to their Peone Prairie farm. She graduated from Mead High School. She married Kenneth Fuher and they raised their four sons Larry, Steve, Stan and Wes on E. Nebraska. They are all deceased. Pauline was hired at Webster Lumber Co. as a bookkeeper in 1963 and retired in 1978 as the manager. She never stopped being the best bookkeeper, always working in her "office". She married Carl Leaf in 1964. They danced 2-3 nights a week having to leave early on work nights. They enjoyed traveling the U.S. Carl died in 2006. When Grama was 97, she joined her granddaughter's family in Otis Orchards where she spent her final years back out in the country just like her life began. She is survived by her 11 grandchildren and their families, 19 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She has two daughters-in-law "My Dodie" and Betty Fuher. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 13 at 3:00 P.M. at Fairmount Sunset Chapel. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity to honor Grama.




Reuben J. 'Jim' GEISZLER Reuben (Jim) Geiszler, 86, of Greenbank, died May 8, 2011. He was born July 25, 1924 in Gackle, N.D. to John and Christina (Klein) Geiszler. He began his career in construction as a young man in North Dakota. In 1951, he moved to Seattle, where he worked in residential construction. He was also a skilled finish carpenter. Jim married Elizabeth Gepner on January 21, 1996 and together, they built a wonderful life together. They enjoyed spending winters in Mesa and summers on Whidbey. They are members of the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Jim is survived by his wife Elizabeth and four children: Kathy Geiszler (Doug Wilson) of Brooklyn, NY; Maureen Naatus of University Place, WA; Daniel Geiszler ofSan Jose, CA; and Gail Martin (Dale) of Woodinville, WA; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; and one brother Erwin Geiszler (Eileen) of Napoleon, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity of Island County or a charity of your choice. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.wallinfuneral Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation, Oak Harbor, WA.




Robert Stanley DeWitt, age 59, passed away April 25, 2011 at his home in Burlington, WA., He was an avid hiker and photographer. Mount Baker and the surrounding mountains were his favorites. Born in Everett, and a graduate of Everett High School, he moved to Skagit County in 1984 to be closer to the mountains., Robert was very outgoing and loved to talk to anyone. His humor and ready smile will be missed., He is survived by his wife and hiking partner, Rosemary; his son, Jason; his brother, David; and his niece, Erin.




Roy Hinds died April 29, 2011 in Yakima, WA., He was married to his wife, Mary Jean for 43 years until she passed away. They had 3 children, John, Pattyann, and Connie. Roy had 3 children from a previous marriage, Charles, Debbie and Darla., He is survived by his 6 children, Charles, Debbie, Darla, John, Pattyann, and Connie; a sister, Mary Nieshe., He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean; his father and mother, Albert and Mable; 2 brothers, Ernie and Emerson; and a sister, Ruth., There will be a gathering at his nieces home on Saturday, May 14th at 1pm, 21345 State Rt. 20, Sedro-Woolley.



Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Robert Everet Sumner

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Robert Notson

Robert NOTSON Robert Notson was born to Mildred and Edward Notson on Dec. 15, 1926 at Tonasket, WA. He graduated from high school before joining the Navy on Sept. 1944. After being honorably discharged on July 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart Barbara on Dec. 14, 1947. After graduating from Whitworth College in Spokane, Robert and Barbara moved to Seattle where his career with Boeing started. He was an active member of Riverton Heights Presbyterian Church for many years. He was also very active with CBMC, NAIM, Youth for Christ, Impact, and MAF. Robert could be found at any number of airports during any free time he had. He had a love of flying and could spend hours talking to other pilots and watching airplanes. September vacation time would find Robert with family and friends at the Reno National Air Races. He served as a docent at the Boeing Museum of Flight where he could share his excitement of flight with others. Robert passed away on May 10, 2011 and is preceded in death by his wife Barbara. He is survived by his wife Patricia, his five children Robert, Emily, Jean, Joyce, and Shirley, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and his brother Bruce Notson. Services will be held at Foster Tukwila Presbyterian Church on May 14 at 2:00 pm. His body will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Mission Aviation Fellowship P.O. Box 47 Nampa, ID 83653. Please sign the online guest book at



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.



Roland E. (Sonny) Watson

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:28 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

YAKIMA - Roland E. (Sonny) Watson, age 68, went home to Jesus on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. 



Ronald A. "Ron" Hall

Ronald A. (Ron) Hall Age 46, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Tacoma, WA, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011 of an apparent heart attack. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rosemary Hall, two daughters, Emily Ann Hall and Sarah Irene Hall, all of Lilburn, GA; father Ronald H. Hall, sister Suzanne Devine, brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Leilani Hall, brother Chris Hall; father and mother-in-law Hugh H. and Ann Wicker Green of Rome, GA; twelve nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his mother Irene Elizabeth Hall in 2009. Ron Hall was born on February 26, 1965, graduated from Spanaway Lake High School, and began his career in the USAF Reserve in 1983. He was scheduled to retire in August 2011 with the rank of MSgt. He was a member of the 315th AET, Charleston AFB, SC and the 40th AES, McChord AFB. Ron loved to fish, camp, garden, and cook. He was the Owner and Pitmaster of "Amorous Hogs BBQ". The service celebrating the life of Ron Hall will be held Friday, May 13, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel, Snellville, GA. Those desiring may make donations to the charity of their choice in memory of Ronnie Hall. Condolences may be sent or viewed at



Ruby Rae McNutt

Surrounded by friends and family, Ruby Rae McNutt of Spokane Valley passed peacefully on May 9, 2011. The daughter of Franklin S. Grosvenor and Ruby Belle (Palmer) Grosvenor, she was born in Spokane on June 30, 1925 and graduated from North Central High School in 1943. Following WWII, she married her high school sweetheart Robert Louis Strenge and the couple raised three sons, Robert Jr., Kurt, and Stephen. Ruby lived in the Spokane Valley area throughout most of her life and worked for many years in the Spokane County Treasurer's Office. Widowed in 1994, she later married William C. McNutt, a former elementary school and North Central classmate, and a loving man with whom she shared most of the final decade of her life. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Martha (Grosvenor) Smick, both husbands, and son, Kurt, who died in 2000. She is survived by her brother, Walter Grosvenor and his family and the families of her sons Robert, of Pullman, and Stephen, of Oregon City, OR, which include six grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service for our beloved mother Ruby will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, at Riverside Memorial Park, 211 North Government Way, Spokane, Washington. A gathering in celebration of her life will follow at 1 p.m. at Courtland Place, 1309 N. Evergreen Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to either the, or Hospice of Spokane.



Ruth Elizabeth Blake "Blossom" Hammond

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




Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:00 AM 

The funeral Service for W. Don Mackin will be 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the University of Idaho Administration Auditorium. Mackin, formerly of Moscow, died April 20, 2011, at his home in Ashland, Ore., at the age of 73. Private Graveside services will be at the Moscow Cemetery with military honors. [...]



Schmidt, Virginia "Ginny"

Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:00 AM

Virginia "Ginny" Schmidt died peacefully in her daughter's home on May 8, 2011, after a short but valiant battle with inflammatory breast cancer. Ginny ..... 



Sharon F. Blowers

Sharon died at home on May 4, 2011 surrounded by her family at the age of 70. She was born on January 31, 1941 in Minot, North Dakota. A resident of the Suncrest area for over 32 years, Sharon worked as a sales representative in the electrical department for Lowes for the past 20 years. Sharon enjoyed bowling and playing darts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Les Blowers, who passed in 2007. Sharon is survived by her daughter, Twyla Reeves; sons, Keith Blowers and Mark Kirk; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Friday and Saturday, May 13th and 14th at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N. Division, Spokane, WA. Funeral service will begin at 1:00PM on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the funeral home followed by interment at the Chewelah Memorial Park in Chewelah, WA. Online guestbook



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. 



Theodore Curcio Jr.

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Tony Robert Pedrini

Tony Robert PEDRINI Tony passed away at his Enumclaw home on Thursday, May 5, 2011. He opened his business in 1978 and as a general contractor, specializing in roofing. He is survived by daughters Sarah Pedrini Carrell (husband Dan), Amy Pedrini, grandchildren Clarence Zachary, Kristine Rose, and was looking forward to a new grandson Landen Clarence, due in September, his mother Lola, siblings; Cathy, Cindy Shults (husband Mike), Rob (wife Kelly), Mike, numerous nieces, nephews, his Fiancée Dawn Curtin, and her children Jeremy, and Julie. A celebration of his life will be on Friday May 13, 2011 at 6pm at the VFW Hall in Enumclaw.



Vivian M. Ramlo

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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 L. Koch

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Zachary Lawrence Whittekiend

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