Friday, May 13, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/13/2011



Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory. A memorial service will be Monday, May 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Memorial Church., Annetta is survived by her husband Brian James Williams of Great Falls; her parents, Ray and Dorothy Miller of Warsaw, Missouri; her daughter Samantha Rae Williams and son Jacob Brian Williams, both of Great Falls; her sisters, Karen Maver of Rapid City, SD, and Dawn Hagan of Clinton, Missouri; and a brother, Jim Miller of Des Moines, Iowa. She is also survived by Grace Olson, Fay Schmidt and family, Nikki Anderson and family, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Arthur Merde and family of Fort Mills, South Carolina., Annetta was born July 6, 1960, in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was raised and educated in Rapid City and attended Rapid City Central High School, South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, and earned a B.S in Environmental Management with minors in math and physics., Annetta devoted herself to serving the Great Falls Rescue Mission most recently, and had at one time worked in all the following: school bus driver, florist, school teacher, butcher, youth counselor, real estate agent, and art gallery owner. Most of all she was an extraordinary human being, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece and friend. She was a courageous and beautiful spirit who lived for the Lord and her loved ones. The best friend we ever had, loved by all whose lives she touched.



Alexander Reed Sr.

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Andrew Zanchi

Born Andrija Zanki December 28, 1919 in Komiza, Island of Vis, Croatia. Sponsored by his aunt and uncle, Nick and Fannie Vitaljic, Andrew came to Bellingham in June, 1936. He passed from this life in his Bellingham home on May 11, 2011. Andrew loved his many years working as a commercial fisherman and equally loved, and was proud of, his years worked at Intalco Aluminum. His crowning glory and his life's passion was his garden. Andrew's old country ways will be missed by those that remain. He was part of a culture that is nearly gone from this area. Andrew was preceded in death by Rose, his wife of 67 years, on August 5, 2010. He is survived by his son Andy, daughters Rozanne and Romayne, and Mitch Kink, his best friend from the time Andrew came to Bellingham as a young man. Andrew is also survived by his brother, Luka, and sister, Katarina of Croatia. At Andrew's request, there will be no service. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice. Our special thanks to nurse Dave Wilbur for truly caring. To Andrew's caregivers, Kathy Rau, and Julie Adams, thank you for showing so much heart and soul. Westford Family Funeral Home & Cremation Broadway at Eldridge



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.



Asa D. Keep

Asa D. Keep September 13, 1931- May 10, 2011 Born in Red Bluff, CA, Asa was the youngest of 11 children. Asa was raised in Lorane, OR, and graduated from Lorane High School. He then spent 4 years serving in the 



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.



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.



Betty W. Brinck

Betty W. BRINCK Betty W. Brinck, keeper of the flame, rock of the family, dearest Mother and truest friend, completed her journey through life on Friday, April 1, 2011. She was born on April 26, 1922 to Herman and Mary Witte in Seattle, Washington, and grewinto a fine woman of decency and faithfulness and true grit. Following graduation form Lincoln High School, Seattle, in 1940, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Richard G. Brinck, on February 4, 1943. Dick was then a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the end of World War II, they lived in Wrangle, Alaska and Seattle, Washington. Dick was recalled into the U.S. Air Force at the start of the Korean conflict (1952) and Betty spent the next 15 years as an Air Force wife and lived in Texas, Florida, Kansas and New Mexico. She and Dick made many friends during those years who became "family." One "family" friend, Maryruth Weyand, recalled that with Betty there was nothing but truth and honesty and calling a spade a spade. In 1967, Dick retired from the Air Force, and they moved to Bellevue, Washington and Betty maintained a home with a beautiful big yard there until her death. She enjoyed gardening, reading and playing bridge. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Brinck; her daughter, Barbara Brinck Disco; her son, Richard R. Brinck; her mother, Mary Gates Witte; her father, Herman C. Witte; her brother, Donald C. Witte; her sister, Suzanne Turner; and her brother, Calvert Witte. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra J. Brinck and Cynthia A. Brinck Simmonds; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A private memorial service was held at Evergreen Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington, on April 30, 2011, followed by a celebration of life at the family home in Bellevue, Washington. Betty sends her love to all family and friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Betty's name to Salvation Army, NW Division, 111 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle, Washington 98109 or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Contributions JF 200, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024.



Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy July 4, 1961 - May 9, 2011 Bill Murphy of Puyallup passed tragically on May 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife Beverly (Mankinen), his children Christina and James, and his siblings Terry Longoria, Ann Hitchcock, Larry, Francis, John, and Brian Murphy. He was predeceased by his twin brother James. His parents are James and Joan Murphy of Napa, California. Full obituary and memorial book is available at



Blaine Dancer

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Brent Comstock

Brent COMSTOCK Our beloved father, son, and brother, passed on May 12, 2011 surrounded by his family. Brent was born October 12, 1948, to Geraldine and Robert Comstock. He graduated from Bothell High School in 1966. Brent earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his MBA from Seattle University. Brent was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Debbie, and his mother. He and Debbie ran their own printing business in Kirkland for 22 years, and more recently Brent began a career as a real estate agent with John L. Scott. Brent was a tireless worker who was very generous with his time and heart, and devoted to his family. He is survived by his son Jeff Comstock and his fiancée Katie, his father Robert Comstock, sister Jan Vaughan and husband Rick, and brother Brian Comstock and wife Erin. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10:00am at Evergreen-Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. North, Seattle, Washington 98133.



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.



DEATH NOTICE: Don and Carol Martin

Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

Don Martin, age 74 and Carol Martin, age 67, both of Moscow, died Wednesday from injuries they received in a vehicular collision near McCall, Idaho. Services are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Marilyn Osterberg

Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

Marilyn Y. Coulter Osterberg of Troy died Wednesday, May 11, at Gritman Medical Center. She was 76. Arrangements will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Michael Owen Cunningham

Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

Michael Cunningham, 63, died the first week of May in Boise. He was a former resident of Colton and the Salmon River area. Services are pending. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Theodore Ostrom

Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

Theodore G. Ostrom, 95, of Pullman died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Services will be held at a later date. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is caring for the family. [...] 




Dr. Gerlach published 32 times with 42 abstracts of his research. His awards and honors include the University Scholar Award, Trinity University; Geological Society of America Penrose Grant, 1979; NERC postdoctoral fellowship, University of Leeds; and three Outstanding Performance Awards, PNNL., At PNNL, Dr. Gerlach performed research and held responsibilities in support of national/homeland security; nuclear safeguards, arms control, and non-proliferation programs; as well as funding/sponsorship from both national and international sources. David also worked at Charles Evans & Associates, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), DTM (Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC), MIT, University of Leeds (England), and Rice University., David and John loved to travel throughout Europe and spend time on their property in Whidbey Island. David also donated time and energy to Vista Youth Center in the Tri-Cities. David and John donated to the Seattle Men's Choir.



Dale E. Shintaffer

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Darrell H. McMahan

Darrell McMahan peacefully went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2011. A long time resident of Vancouver, WA, Darrell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rita McMahan; his three children, Denise Melloy, Michael McMahan, and Kevin McMahan; and his two grandsons, Tyler and Kyle., The family would like to invite his family and friends to come and help celebrate his 81 years of life on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The service will be held at Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686. Memorials in Darrell's honor may be sent to Glenwood Community Church, Please sign the Guest Book at



David Christian Gerlach

Dr. David Christian Gerlach, PhD, age 55 died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 5:00am at UW Medical. David was born June 29, 1955, in DelRio,Texas, but has lived all over the world. David resided in Richland, Washington, for the last 18 years with his registered domestic partner, John Stark. David was raised in a loving home by Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Gerlach, who were both active in the U.S. Army. During his youth, David was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the status of Eagle Scout. David received his Ph.D. (Geochemistry) in 1985 from MIT, a proud moment for his parents. David was preceded in death by both parents., Dr. Gerlach published 32 times with 42 abstracts of his research. His awards and honors include the University Scholar Award, Trinity University; Geological Society of America Penrose Grant, 1979; NERC postdoctoral fellowship, University of Leeds; and three Outstanding Performance Awards, PNNL., At PNNL Dr. Gerlach performed research and held responsibilities in support of national/homeland security; nuclear safeguards, arms control, and non-proliferation programs; as well as funding/ sponsorship from both national and international sources. David also worked at Charles Evans & Associates, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), DTM (Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC), MIT, University of Leeds (England), and Rice University., David and John loved to travel throughout Europe and spend time on their property in Whidbey Island. David also donated time and energy Vista Youth Center in the Tri Cities. David and John donated to the Seattle Men's Choir., Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00pm at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Richland, WA. Viewing will be held prior to the funeral service beginning at 12:00pm., Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at



David James Martinez

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David Joseph Shore

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



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.



Death Notice - Clarence Weed

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 02, 1930 - May 12, 2011 



Death Notice - Mary Barclay

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 12, 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.



Don R. Moore

Friday, May 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

Don went to his heavenly home on May 11, 2011. Don was born on May 19, 1927, in Cameron, MO to John and Neva Moore. He grew up in Cameron with his two brothers, Charles and Glen Edward, and sister, Doris. At the young age of 14 years, Don joined the Civilian Conservation Corps to earn money to help his parents.



Donald Clarence 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. Please sign the on-line guestbook at



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, 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. 



Dr. David Christian Gerlach Ph.D.

Dr. David Christian GERLACH, PhD Dr. David Christian Gerlach, PhD, age 55 died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at 5:00am at UW Medical. David was born June 29, 1955, in DelRio,Texas, but has lived all over the world. David resided in Richland, Washington, for the last 18 years with his registered domestic partner, John Stark. David was raised in a loving home by Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Gerlach, who were both active in the US Army. During his youth, David was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the status of Eagle Scout. David received his Ph.D. (Geochemistry) in 1985 from MIT, a proud moment for his parents. David was preceded in death by both parents. Dr. Gerlach published 32 times with 42 abstracts of his research. His awards and honors include the University Scholar Award, Trinity University; Geological Society of America Penrose Grant, 1979; NERC postdoctoral fellowship, University of Leeds; and three Outstanding Performance Awards, PNNL. At PNNL Dr. Gerlach performed research and held responsibilities in support of national/homeland security; nuclear safeguards, arms control, and non-proliferation programs; as well as funding/sponsorship from both national and international sources. David also worked at Charles Evans & Associates, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), DTM (Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC), MIT, University of Leeds (England), and Rice University. David and John loved to travel throughout Europe and spend time on their property in Whidbey Island. David also donated time and energy Vista Youth Center in the Tri Cities. David and John donated to the Seattle Men's Choir. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00pm at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Richland, WA. Viewing will be held prior to the funeral service beginning at 12:00pm. Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at



Duane C. Wells

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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, WA., He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lee; son Roger (wife Sara), and daughters Glenna (husband Leo), Faye (husband Mel), 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., He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Eldon., Ed was a Past Master and life member of Greenwood Lodge #253, F&AM, life member of Occidental Chapter #28 and Past Patron of Concord Chapter #245, OES, member 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., 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 memory to the charity of your choice or to Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.



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.



Edward R. Christensen

Edward R. Christensen, 91, of Everett, WA passed away May 3, 2011., He was born February 1, 1920 in Somers, MT where he resided until the early 1940's when he entered the US, Air Corps in early January, 1942. He served in England as a member of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force. He returned to Everett after the war and went to work for Sound Casket Co., retiring as manager in 1987. He was a longtime member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Everett., Ed is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lois; and his son, William (Sandra) Christensen of Henderson, NV; granddaughters, Debbie (Matt) Wolanski of Euclid, OH, and Kathy Christensen of Henderson, NV; son, John (Maxine) Christensen of Lake Oswego, OR; grandson, William (Sabrina) Christensen of Lake Oswego, OR; and granddaughter, Becky (Chris) Burink of Colorado Springs, CO; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., At his request there will not be a memorial service.



Elaine West

Elaine WEST Elaine West, born Marjorie Elaine West passed away, May 8, 2011 in Seattle WA. She was born February 28, 1926 in Monroe WA. Elaine's 85 years were spentas a Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Teacher, Friend, Artist, Musician, Traveler, Seeker and accomplished business women. She is survived by Gerald, her husband of 59 years and son Christopher (Denise) and their family, and daughter, Alison. She will be greatly missed. The memorial service will be held at Bayview Retirement Community, 11 West Aloha St, Seattle, 98119 at 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 14, 2011. Donations may be made in her name to Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity or Heifer Int'l.



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.



Eugene Mohney

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 29, 1923 - May 11, 2011 



Evelyn M. (Wood) Christopher

Evelyn M. (Wood) CHRISTOPHER Evelyn May (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 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



Floyd Earl Miller

Friday, May 13, 2011 11:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 22, 1926 – May 10, 2011



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.



Gay Lynn Sears

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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.



H.L. Wolff

Friday, May 13, 2011 6:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 21, 1935 - April 24, 2011 




She is survived by her children, Jeffery T. Lawrence (Lora), Mitchell G. Lawrence (Cammy), Robert L. Lawrence (Kim) and Sheila Rae Smith (Dustin), as well as three stepsons (Rand, Morgan, and Kelvin Smith); brother Kay Titensor; sisters, Valerie Karren and Carolyn McKnight; as well as twelve grandchildren, a greatgranddaughter and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild., Helen was a friend to many people in Eastern Washington and Cache Valley, Utah. Her beautiful smile and radiant personality will be missed deeply., Viewing Sunday, May 15, from 1-5 at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA., Funeral Services Mon, May 16, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 794 Lake Road, Burbank, WA.



Henry P. Rehder

Of Newport, WA, Passed away May 11, 2011 at his home in Newport., Henry was born November 26, 1929 in Missoula, MT the son of Henry Jacob and Marion (Anderson) Rehder. Henry grew up in the Missoula area graduating from Cold Springs Grade School and Missoula High School. He obtained a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration and Education and taught Med Surg Nursing in Great Falls, MT. Henry Married Joanne Sweet in Spokane, WA in 1954. He spent 25 years at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane as Director of Nursing Services and 4 years as the Patient Care Director at the Newport Community Hospital. Since retiring he has been a volunteer with the Newport Hospital Board, the Crime Victims Board and a CASA Volunteer. For 13.5 years he has built bird houses with kindergarten classes at five regional schools. Recent estimates have Henry building approximately 4000 birdhouses., Henry is survived by his wife Joanne at their home in Newport, one daughter Suzanne of Vancouver, WA, two granddaughters Amanda of Scappoose, OR, Ashley of Newport, WA and his brother John of Missoula, Montana. He was preceded in death by his son Tim., A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 11AM at the Newport Cemetery with a Memorial Service to follow at 1PM at the Dalkena Community Church 425961 Hwy. 20 Newport, WA. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 13th from 10AM-5PM at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport., Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at



Jack Richard Riehl

Friday, May 13, 2011 11:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 5, 1948 - May 11, 2011 



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.



Jane M. Mellor

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Jeffrey C. Hunt

Mom's house on the river, the sun sets at Cannon Beach, the piano bar in Laughlin, driving around Kauai, and dancing in our living room; I think of these things often but every moment of every day I think about you.



Jessie A. Wood

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John T. Furugori

John T. FURUGORI John Tatsumi "Tats" Furugori, 81, died May 2, 2011 at his homein Seattle. Tats was born onJune 9, 1929 in Seattle. He graduated from Garfield High School in 1948 and attended the University of Washington. In March 1954,he married Esther Toshiko Hirabayashi. Tats will be remembered for his presence at Imperial Lanes, where he was a long-time league bowler, bowling league secretary and assistant manager until he retired in 1993. Tats is survived by his loving wife, Esther; daughters Kimberlee Furugori, Kristin (Tim) Sullivan, and Leanne Furugori; and grandsons Kerry and Brendan. A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, at 1:30 Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association , 100 West Harrison Street, N200, Seattle, WA 98119; Blaine Memorial UMC, 3001 - 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144; or Nikkei Horizons, 1601 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122-5640.



Joyce Ann Larsen-Murphy

Joyce Ann LARSEN-MURPHY November 23, 1930 ~ May 4, 2011 Please join us for a celebration of Joyce's life at Denny Park Lutheran Church, Sunday May 22nd, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at 766 John Street Seattle, WA 98109. Please visit for more information.



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.



June H. Hanson

Resident of Spokane, WA passed away peacefully at Sullivan Park Assisted Living Community in Spokane, WA on May 5th, 2011. June was born and raised in Van Hook, North Dakota ., She was one of three children born to the late Thelma and Halvor Kravik. June will forever be remembered by her devoted sisters Dorothy Steele and Arlene Wilhite, beloved children James Hanson (Dee), Gloria Bendewald, Douglas Hanson (Terri), Brian Hanson and Rose Hanson Salomone (Tony). She was preceded in death by her children Ronald Hanson and Sharon Hanson. Her love will be missed by her treasured grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends who were blessed to know her. June thrived when she was caring for others. She worked as a nurse's assistant for several years and managed several apartment complexes in the Spokane area for many years. She developed deep friendships with many of the tenants., June touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity. Hazen & Jaeger is handling her final arrangements; however, per her request no services are planned.



June King Goodman

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Kathleen Morrison, 97, of Burlington, Washington and former longtime resident of Anacortes, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Where the Heart Is in Burlington., Visitation will be held from 1:00 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes with interment to follow at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes., A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.




REMINDER OF SERVICE, A Life Celebration for Kramer will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church on Collins Road in Sedro-Woolley.



Karl Ohler

Friday, May 13, 2011 2:00 PM 

Karl Ohler suddenly passed away, at age 59, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, and has joined his Heavenly Father in eternity. He was born on February 8, 1952, in Belicia, Croatia; his family immigrated to the Wenatchee Valley area in 1959, where he grew up and graduated from Eastmont High School in 1970.



Karlie Jo Kaska

How can five years go by and at times still feel like yesterday., As days turn to months and months turn to years we miss you more and more., Karlie Jo why did you go and leave us all behind, so much sadness never any gladness without you by our side., Until we see you again.



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.



Lang Allen Wilson

Lang Allen Wilson passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 10, 2011., Lang was born January 17, 1932 in rural Oklahoma., After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Lang went to work for the Boeing Company and owned and operated the Friendly Tavern in Everett. He was an avid outdoorsman, living his life for the weekends of fishing, hunting and mushroom picking. He spent many of his summers in the garden tending to his vegetables. Lang enjoyed his tads, Swisher Sweets and chats in the Boys Room., He was reunited in death with his loving wife of 51 years, Gloria Wilson., He is survived by his children, Clark (April) and Tanya (Ray); grandchildren, Gina (Trevor), Julie (Jeff), Andrew, Megan and Jesse; and by his great-grandchildren, Christopher, Kaylie, Joshua and Ella., No memorial services will be held, as per Lang's wishes.



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.



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 at home peacefully May 9th, 2011 and was treasured by all who knew him...Les was born to Carlos and Christina Johnson October 15th, 1917 in Pocatello, Idaho. Les was a, Veteran serving in the, Air Force from July 23, 1942 until March 17, 1946 on a B24 as a nose gunner. He spent most of his life in Spokane as a sheet metal worker and had many, many other interests. He knew an awful lot about many things and enjoyed creating and repairing, always saying it's never too late to learn. He leaves behind his beloved wife Elsa Johnson; and his three sons, Eugene, Howard, and Roger Johnson. His marriage to Elsa brought a family which included Bud, Steve, Tommy Thomas and Carla Smith. The family branched off with many grandchildren and great- grandchildren...Les was known for having oh so many friends over the years that he cared for and shared much with. Special thanks to the two angels who held his hand and worked so hard to make his passing gentle. The funeral will take place Friday, May 13th at Heritage funeral home all inclusive starting at 10:00.



Lois M. Naslund

Lois M. NASLUND Lois M. Naslund, 73, passed away at her home on May 10th, 2011.A visitation will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10a.m. -12:00 p.m. Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent, followed directly by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Please sign our online guest book at ( Corrected )



Lola Camilla Sagen Erickson

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Lucile S. Willey

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Luella E. Martinson-Tilson

Of Coeur d'Alene passed away quietly in her sleep on Thursday, May 5, 2011., Lu was born in Ford, Washington (on the Spokane Indian Reservation) on January 16, 1921 to William and Sophie O'Conner. Lu graduated from North Central High School in Spokane. She spent the war years working in a shipyard in San Pedro, California and in an envelope factory in San Francisco. After the war, she met Howard Martinson in Spokane, and they were married ten days later. Lu and Howard had two boys, Howard Jr. and Chris. One of the highlights of her life was in 1963. The family spent the summer just outside of New York City and several months in Southhampton, England. In London, Lu had tea with the Queen Mother., Years later, Lu re-connected with an old childhood friend, Albert (Pat) Tilson and they married. Lu and Pat spent many good years together. After Pat retired, they toured the United States in a motor home. Then they spent summers at Priest Lake, spring and fall on the farm near Deer Park and winters in Yuma, Arizona. In 2008, Lu and Pat moved to Coeur d'Alene to be closer to family., Lu is survived by her beloved husband, Pat, of Coeur d'Alene; sons Howard and wife Teresa Martinson of Coeur d'Alene; son Chris Martinson of Kennewick, WA.; grandchildren Amy Cross, Peter (Katie) Martinson, Michelle Brown, Christopher (Mary) Brown and five great-grandchildren., Lu was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Cora, Ida, Lillie, and Virgie., The family thanks the wonderful staffs at Beehive Homes and Hospice of North Idaho., A memorial service will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft in Coeur d'Alene. Lunch will follow at the church. We plan a committal service later that afternoon at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane. Neptune Society of Spokane was entrusted with final arrangements.



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.



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.



Marjorie June Waters

Friday, May 13, 2011 11:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Feb.10, 1924 – May 5, 2011



Mary Ann Barclay

Friday, May 13, 2011 11:45 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

August 24, 1928 ~ May 12, 2011



Mary Lee Olson

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Mary R. Widerkehr

Mary R. Widerkehr, age 95, of Bellingham, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Bellingham. She was born October 4, 1915 in Yonkers, New York to Clifford and Maud (Hale) Radley. She married Andrew Widerkehr on July 25, 1942 in New York City. Before her stroke, she loved swimming, gardening, walking, playing piano, traveling and watching birds. After her stroke, she still enjoyed music, especially opera, reading and bird watching. Her determination in working to recover was inspiring. She was loved by family, friends and her caregivers. She was brave, generous, persistent, gentle, full of fun, and dedicated to her family. Mary always worked hard, loved life and paid attention to beauty wherever she found it. She had a hard but rich life. A homemaker, she graduated high school in Yonkers, NY, took some college courses, and then worked in a department store in NYC , supporting her mother and two sisters during the 1920s. During WWII, she worked as a secretary in an aircraft factory. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Andrew on December 14, 2005; and 2 sisters, Edith Rader and Helen Brod. She is survived by her son Richard Widerkehr and his partner Linda Ford; daughter Laurel Widerkehr; cousin Maud Bonnell; 2 nieces; 1 nephew; and 1 great-niece. A funeral service will be held Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Moles Bayview Chapel in Bellingham. Memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy or Heifer International. You may share your memories of Mary in the online memorial guest book at



Michael Daniel Seale

Of Coeur d'Alene passed away May 6, 2011 unexpectedly at his home. He was born March 22, 1941 in Spokane, WA to Willard "Buck" and Maxine (Thompson) Seale. Mike attended Hutton Grade School, K thru the second grade. His family moved to Diamond Lake, WA where he attended the third grade thru freshman year of high school at Newport, WA. Mike always loved his friends from Newport and Newport itself. The family moved to Coeur d'Alene starting Mike's sophomore year in high school. He became the Senior Class President at Coeur d'Alene High School. He was starting guard for the Vikings football team and was an outstanding student as well. His senior year he was appointed to West Point Military Academy. After failing the vision test, he joined the U.S., and became a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his honorable discharge, he attended San Diego State University, North Idaho Junior College and graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in business., Mike's passion his whole life was aviation. He saved his money starting in his preteen years for flying lessons at the Coeur d'Alene Airport. He soloed at age 16 and had his private pilot's license when he was 18. Mike paid for his college expenses working at the sawmills, Potlatch and Atlas Tie. He also became a flight instructor during that time. His parents owned the Coeur d'Alene Drive In Theater where he worked in high school. After college, Mike was hired by Air American Airlines. He lived and flew in Vietnam and Laos for seven years. He flew in Alaska for three more years and then retired at age 37 due to a spinal injury that paralyzed his legs. He spent his remaining years reading, swimming, traveling, and enjoying friends and family., Mike was a lifetime member and a member of the board of directors of the Nez Perce Trail Foundation. He was a member of the Quiet Birdman and had also been on the board of directors of the Coeur d'Alene Airport., Mike was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Pat Seale of Coeur d'Alene; a niece, Toni Sue Caferro and her husband, Ed and their children, Olivia d'Alene and Nicholas Patrick of Spokane. The Caferros were his "shining pride". He loved them so much. Other survivors include several cousins and his Air America friends. Mike was a wonderful and interesting friend, brother and uncle. He had an unusual sense of humor and will be greatly missed., The memorial service will be 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. A reception will follow at the Coeur d'Alene Eagles Lodge. Please visit Mike's memorial and sign his online guestbook at



Music students to hold fundraiser concert in Kendrick

Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

The music students of Kendrick Junior-Senior High School will present their annual Cabaret fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school's gymnasium. The program will include solos and ensembles, bands, choir, door prizes, music awards and a cake/pie auction. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children, $15 for a family and free for those six and [...]



OBITUARY: Dr. Leonard C. Labine

Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

The Voice of the Moscow Bears signed off for the last time Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at Aspen Park in Moscow, Idaho. Leonard C. "Doc" Labine was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Nashua. N.H., to Louis and Illa Labine. He was raised by his mother and grandmother Mae Campbell until he moved with his mother to attend [...]



Patricia Louise Anderson

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Paul E. McAbee

Paul E. McAbee Died May 4, 2011. An open house to celebrate Paul's life will be held May 14, 2011 from 1-4pm at Paul & Dinah's house, 1775 McAbee Lane (5600 blk Noon Rd.), Bellingham, WA



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.



Pinter, Ruth G. (Fischer)

Friday, May 13, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ruth G. (Fischer) Pinter, died peacefully April the 23rd at the age of 93, with her family at her bedside following a long illness. ..... 



Portia Alayna Case

Passed away on May 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Portia was born on August 2, 1980 in Seattle, Washington to Robert and Suzanne Case. She is survived by her father, Robert Case and his wife, Susan; mother Suzanne Case; brother, Jaron and numerous family and friends. A visitation will be held TODAY, Friday, May 13 from 1:00-3:30pm at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. A rosary will be held today, Friday, May 13th at 5:30pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 614 E 5th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls followed by interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 17825 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley, WA. Portia will be forever missed and cherished by all who knew her. Please visit Thornhill's website at, for a longer obituary that will be posted on Saturday, May 14th.



Ralph Wendell Weiding

Ralph Wendell WEIDING Ralph Wendell Weiding 75, born October 5th 1935 in Seattle, Washington to Andrew and Bernice Weiding has went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2011 in Edmonds, Washington with his wife by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Cleo;a brother, Arnold; a brother, Kenneth; a sister, Virginia Vrablick; a son, Larry; a son, Gregory; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Ralph retired in 1997 from Fire Guard as a shop foreman. He was a member of The Shoreline Community Center. Ralph enjoyed the company of his wife, the company of his family, garage sales and especially yard work. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a mentor, a loving person and had a great sense of humor. A celebration of his life is going to be announced at a future date. If interested in donating please donate to Cancer Care Alliance. The family invites you to view the website for a detailed script regarding Ralph Weidings present we were all blessed with.



Ray Carol Margaret Peruso Griffin

Ray Carol Margaret Peruso GRIFFIN Ray Carol Margaret Peruso Griffin of Bellevue passed away in her sleep at home after a valiant battle with the disease ALS on April 17, 2011. She was 76 years old. It is ironic as ALS is also known as Lou Gerhrig's Disease, a Yankee great, and it was Ray Carol and her father who would go watch the Yankees on Sunday afternoons. Ray Carol was born on Christmas Day in 1934 in New York City, New York, the daughter of Bernard Peruso and Nancy Leone Peruso. Ray literally grew up on the streets of New York City living in modest surroundings with her family. As noted, Ray would attend Sunday Yankees games with her father and play in the street. It was during this time that Ray truly gained her 'street smarts', something that would stay with her all her life. After high school, Ray went to work for a number of financial institutions, however it was her love of music and dancing that provided her inspiration during this time, the 1950s. A true lover of the 'big band sound' and swing music, Ray would be out all hours of the night enjoying the music and dancing. Ray could also be seen from time to time in Havana enjoying the nightlife there as well. Toward the end of this time, Ray met the love of her life, George Griffin. After dating for quite awhile, Ray and George were married on October 12, 1962. Shortly thereafter, Ray started on three journeys in life; a journey across the country from New York City to the Midwest to San Francisco and then ultimately Seattlea journey of being a wonderful wife and partner to George and dedicated mother to her children..and a journey of developing deep life-long relationships with all who entered her life. Ray's journey across the country was a whirlwind tour for a 'city girl', starting with a move in 1963 to St. Louis where daughter Nancy was born, and then to Chicago in 1965 where son Geoffrey was born. The whirlwind continued in 1967 with a move to San Francisco, and at that point, this New York City girl could not have been any geographically farther away from 'the City'. Ray and George settled down in for the next 8 years in the Bay Area. Ray loved the beautiful weather in Marin County and for the first time grew tomatoes, roses, lemons and fell in love with gardening. She also discovered the gorgeous natural wonders of Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and the family spent many vacations and holidays celebrating there. Yet another career opportunity brought Ray and George to Seattle in 1975. Now Ray was not only as geographically far away as she could be from New York, but she was now in the small city of Bellevue. It was quite common during this time that Ray's relatives would call and joke about the 'farm' Ray lived on in Seattle. Ray handled this move as she handled most things in life, with perseverance, tenacity and courage. These three attributes were key to who Ray was, and all that knew her know just how much this is true. Interestingly, Seattle became Ray's final resting spot where she created a wonderful life for herself, George and the kids. Ray loved her house and also created a beautiful home in Seattle, one that she openly shared with all the terrific people that she met and befriended. Through the years, it was Ray who was always at George's side, whether it be for business or pleasure, supporting her husband in a very special way. Ray was always an asset to his business success. Ray could always be seen during these years at Geoffrey's sporting events, supporting him in a way that only an 'Italian Mom' could and doing whatever she could to support Nancy at Law School. In addition, Ray could always be found supporting her friends and fellow members of the Rainier Club, a special place that Ray would frequent quite often all the way up to her passing. Ray is survived by her daughter Nancy and her husband Allan Anderson along with their dogs living in La Canada Flintridge, CA, and her son Geoffrey and new wife Lori and his two children Graham and Hannah in Snoqualmie, WA. Ray is also survived by her brother Bernard Peruso Jr. and his family of Pennsylvania as well as an extended family in California and throughout the East coast. Ray will always be remembered for her spirit, sense of humor and New York accent. Ray was always engaging and outgoing and made friends wherever she went. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina. A reception will follow in the Church's Great Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: ALS Foundation, Evergreen Chapter, 6627 South 191st Place, Suite F-106, Kent, WA 98032.



Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Ricky Lee Wetzel

Ricky Lee Wetzel, 45, of Twisp, WA (formerly of Everett, WA), died April 2, 2011., All are invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring Rick to be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Avenue in Everett. 



Robert G. Sluman

Robert G. Sluman passed away May 7, 2011 at the age of 82., He was born in 1928 in Reed Point, MT to William and Evangeline (Gagen) Sluman., Bob graduated from Arlington High School in 1946. He then joined the, and served in Japan during the occupation until 1948. When he returned home, Bob enrolled in Everett Community College, earning his Associates in Chemistry. He went to work for Weyerhauser in the Research and Development lab and retired from there in 1985 after 30 years of service., Bob married Norma Smith in Arlington. They had one child, a daughter. He and Norma later divorced., Bob married Judith Cade of Longview, WA in Las Vegas in 1974. Judith survives him at home. Also surviving are his daughter, G. Alex Styve of Longview; his step-daughter, Janice Nolte and her husband, John, of Longview. He is also survived by his brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Beverly, of Ellensburg, WA., His sister, Elaine Meyer, of Seattle preceded him in death., Bob was a kind and gentle man who loved to have a good time with his many friends and family. He and Judy belonged to many organizations including the Elks and the Eagles., Bob met Judy on the Kelso golf course, they enjoyed many years of golf together thereafter. They kicked up their heels with the "Square and Circles" Square Dance group and did water aerobics with the "Splashers" at the YMCA. Bob was happy to be a volunteer at St. John's Hospital for 10 years until his illness., In 1990 Bob and Judy sold their home in Longview, bought a motorhome and traveled the U.S. They always, however, seemed to be back in town for their grandchildren's sports games. After nine years of traveling they settled back in Kelso, and traveled to El Centro, CA for the winter months. Later they joined the Good Sam "Sneekers" RV travel club where they enjoyed many good times., Bob loved and was loved by his grandson, Sam. He also loved and was loved by all of his step-grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Brenton, Ty, Cordon, Weston, Steven and Jerod; and his one great-granddaughter, Shelby Lyn., There will be a memorial and celebration of life held at the Kelso Elks Monday, May 16, 2011 at 2:30 p.m., Memorial contributions may be made to Longview Hospice.



Robert L. "Bob" O'Connor

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Roy Eldon Marsh

Our beloved husband, father and friend, Roy Eldon Marsh left this earth to be with his Heavenly Father on May 10th, 2011. He died peacefully in his sleep two seeks shy of his 78th birthday with his children and loving wife Beverly at his side. The youngest of five children, Roy is preceded in death by his parents Harvey Edward and Lydia Catherine Marsh, his brothers Louie and Harvey and sisters Helen and Lillian. Born in Morgan Acres on May 27th, 1933 he was a lifetime resident of Spokane and graduated from Mead High School in 1952. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum from 1953-1960 with a two year stint in the middle with the U.S., during the Korean War. From 1960-1988 Roy worked as a, for the City of Spokane and retired a Lieutenant after a long and distinguished career. Beverly and Roy were married on November 1st, 1952 and have five children: three daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Wilson, Nola (Doug) Sewell, Judy (Dave) DeLaMatter and two sons, Ken (Connie) and Ron Marsh, all of Spokane. The couple was graced with twenty-one grandchildren and many great-grandchildren including a newborn namesake, Garrett Roy born April 7th, 2011! Roy's legacy of firefighting was passed on to his grandson Michael DeLaMatter who has been on the job since 2008. After retiring in 1988 Roy and Bev sold the home they built in 1965 and traveled the country in a motor home for several years before settling for eleven winters in Mesa, Arizona where the two adventurers enjoyed riding motorcycles in the desert, hiking the Grand Canyon and spending warm evenings socializing with friends. After spending many summers at their home in Liberty Lake, WA, the two joined their children in 2000 in building them a new home in North Spokane. There, the two filled their days with beautiful flower gardens and crafts of all kinds. Many an evening was spent watching their beloved Zags and Mariners. Roy lived a humble and selfless life completely devoted to his wife and children...nothing brought him more joy than to see smiles on our faces. We will forever feel his absence. A special thanks to Roy's brothers-in-law, Bill Starr and Duane Miles, your friendship was such a blessing! The family would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to Drs. Doug Wysham and Timothy Icenogle as well as P.A.s Dami and Radakovich...through their loving care the family was able to enjoy 16 more years with their amazing father. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 16th at 3:00 p.m. at Timberview Christian Fellowship, 15111 N. Howe Rd. Mead, WA 99021. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Timberview Christian Fellowship, or Hospice House of Spokane, 367 E. 7th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202.



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



Ruth S. Braaten

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Friday, May 13, 2011 3:00 AM 

The funeral service for Mitch Espy will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Potlatch. The church is located at 305 Fourth St., the first turn from State Highway 6 to Pine Street and past City Hall. A potluck will follow the service. [...]




Suzan is survived by her children: son Jeffery G. Guier, son Richard A. Guier, daughter Kami Palm, son Jack A. Guier. Along with her grandchildren: Casey Guier, Zoey Guier, Jeffery Guier Jr., Austin Guier, Kami Palm, Nora Palm and Rylan Guier., Suzan was not only known by others for her class, grace and elegance, but mostly for her heart of gold. She would do anything for her children and family without ever expecting anything in return. She enjoyed getting together with her family and friends, evening talks under the stars, spending precious time with her grandchildren, the color 'Blue' and the simple comforts in life., She will be missed more than words can express, but will forever remain in our hearts.



Sandra Prety

Sandra Roadifer Prety passed away peacefully on Saturday May 7, 2011, following a long battle with cancer., Sandi was born May 24, 1952 in Deadwood, South Dakota. She graduated from Richland High School in 1970. She married her --best friend' Paul Prety Jr. on July 12, 1981., She is survived by her husband Paul at home in Rathdrum; her daughter Janet and Matt Alverson of Post Falls; her son Paul and Ranita Prety of Rathdrum; and her daughter Jamie and Gary Francis of Rathdrum; her parents Don and Julie Roadifer of Spokane; brother Bill and Betty Roadifer of Spokane; brother Dave and Gayle Roadifer of Hayden; brother Randy and Marsha of Anchorage; sister Judy Roadifer of Spokane; five loving grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Donnie Roadifer., Services to be held at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls Saturday May 14th, 2011 at 11am.



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



Sheldon (Don) Ham

Sheldon (Don) HAM On April 26, 2011 at the age of 57 Don Ham died at home in the arms of his loving wife Rhonda. Don was born on May 3, 1953 in Detroit Michigan and was the 2nd son of Margaret and William Ham. Don's family moved to Oregon when he was 9 and he graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1971. He attended Oregon State University where he earned a Business Administration degree. Don and Rhonda were married in 1983 and moved to Bellevue, WA in 1987. Don was a kind, caring, compassionate, and intellectual man who always showed respect for everyone with whom he came in contact. Hewas a consummate team player and treasured his family and many friendships. He enjoyed organizing family gatherings and bringing people together to simply enjoy life. He wanted everyone to feel welcomed and included. His infectious smile and dry wit will be missed. He loved to participate in and watch sports and he had a passion for cars, planes, animals and history. Don always took pride in his work whether at a work facility for disabled adults, a software company or an electronic manufacturing company, but he longed to be his own boss. In 2004 he became the proud owner and partner of a successful Wild Birds Unlimited store in Burien, WA. During Don's last days as he battled his illness, he said to look to the sky because he was becoming a Sky Runner. Don is survived by his wife, Rhonda, his Step-Mother Nadine Ham (Grants Pass, OR), his siblings Steve Ham (Marsha) of Corvallis OR, Megan Autry of Issaquah, Chris Ham (Michelle) of Blodgett OR, his step-siblings Pam Griggs (Charles) of Grants Pass OR, Laurie Glantz (Donald) of Salem OR, Mike Curry (Julia) of St. Helens OR, Jeff Curry (Julie) of Scapoose OR, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, an aunt and uncle and loving in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents. A service celebrating his life will take place on May 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Avenue S.E., Bellevue, WA. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Bridge Ministries, Evergreen Hospice, or a local Audubon chapter.



Shirley Jean Harris

Shirley Jean Harris passed away peacefully in Wilcox, AZ on Fri., May 6, 2011. She was born on May 12, 1928 and lived her entire life in the Portland/Vancouver area., Shirley married her sweetheart, Dale Harris, on May 28, 1946., She was a dedicated wife and mother; helping to run Dales Garage Door business, and volunteering over the years with organizations like the local handicap bowling leagues. What she enjoyed the most was time spent with her children., Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dale; her daughters, Betty and Sharon; sister, Joann; grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Ashley, Anthony, Angela, Zachary, and Katie; great-great-grandchildren, Conlon, Ricky and Hailey; and many many more loving family and friends., Please sign Shirley's guest book at:



Tamami (Ishitake) Keller

Tamami (nee Ishitake) Keller Born July 4, 1933 in Sasebo, Japan, and died May 10, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. She was the daughter of Shuhachi and Ume Ishitaki. Surviving are her husband Charles C. Keller, Jr., four children, Max of Houston, TX, Doris and friend Laura, Anthony, and Shirley (Michael) Knapp, all of Tacoma, WA, and six grandchildren. Surviving her in Japan are brothers Kiyoshi, Tathushi, sisters Yoshimi (Matsumoto) and Nobumi (Sacia)(Wi), and brother Takashi. Memorial services will be TODAY, May 13, 2011, 3PM, in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. In her memory, consider a donation to the



Tammy Lynn (Arndt) Moran

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Wayne was born on April 18, 1924, to Ethel and Andrew Olson. The eldest of three children, he grew up in the small town of Klamath Falls, OR. At age 16 he attended Oregon State University, and graduated 4 years later with a B.S. in aeronautical engineering while commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Following the war he worked at Boeing full time, then later he worked summers while attending the University of WA as a dental student. In 1954, with the help of his new bride Cathy, he started a dental practice that spanned nearly 50 years in Kennewick, WA., At times Wayne's energy and curiosity seemed limitless. Active on nearly every level, he was a church member for 35 years, and at one time or another belonged to the Naval Reserve, Dental Society, Toastmasters, Exchange Group, the Stock Club, and the Tri-Cities Bike Club., A lifelong learner, he gave hobbies his utmost attention. At night, after a full day's work, he'd draw up floor plans or chart out the latest stock-market trends. He loved history. He fished, camped, backpacked, and jogged. He climbed Mt. Rainier, hiked and canoed in Canada, and at the age of 63, he and his son-in-law bicycled from Kennewick to Duluth, MN., A devoted husband and father, Wayne always found time to play a game of pick-up-sticks or shoot a round of hoops with his then young daughter. He was kind, thoughtful, and almost always engaged., He derived enjoyment from life's smallest events. Wayne knew how to live in the moment, whether relishing the taste of a just-grilled steak or driving his beloved T-Bird on a sunny afternoon., Wayne is survived by his wife, Cathy; daughter Lori Randall of Walla Walla; granddaughter Sydney Randall; brother Wesley Olson of San Francisco; sister Marilyn Van den Biesen of Lynnwood, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.



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Friday, May 13, 2011 11:42 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 28, 1921 - May 11, 2011 

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