Sunday, May 15, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/15/2011


Al Kirkwood

Al Kirkwood was born on October 31, 1948 and was welcomed home by the Lord suddenly on May 10, 2011. He was a man of great character, ethics and above all had incredible passion for his family. He and his wife Amy owned a local business, Smart Security, Inc. He will be missed by his mother, Dorothy, siblings and their spouses, Beverly and Rod MacLeod, Barbara and Larry Schroeder, Beth Kirkwood; his wife of 37 years Amy; his children and their spouses Erin and Tony McLeese, Brian and Mandi Kirkwood and Scott and Amy Kirkwood. He had nine grandchildren: Taylor, Peyton, Adisyn, Evan, Gage, Megan, Lauren, Dellan, and Skyler who were the pride and joy of his life. He will also be missed by several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers please send donations on behalf of Al to the University of Colorado Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 11:00 at Holy Love, 4210 S Chambers Road, Aurora, CO.



Ann E. Kurin

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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.



B. Joann (Williams) Lelli

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Bernice Vierra Dransfield

Bernice Vierra Dransfield Former Hayward, CA resident Bernice Veirra "DeeDee" Dransfield died May 8, 2011 in Bellingham, WA. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Dransfield was born March 15, 1912 in Oakland, CA to Ida and Frank Vierra. Shortly after graduating from Healds Business School in May of 1933, she started her career at Friden Calculating Machine Company of San Leandro, CA (later the company was purchased by Singer Corporation). After 45 years with the company she retired. She met the love of her life, Norman Dransfield in 1963 and they were married in 1964. After the death of her husband and mother, Bernice traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States with a senior traveling group based out of Hayward, CA. Bernice was passionate about volunteering, starting with the American National Red Cross during WWII and then with Kaiser Hospital in Hayward, CA for many years. Even at the age of 80, she was still driving her friends to church and appointments. Bernice was a member of the Oakland Garden Club. She was an avid fan of the Oakland Raiders and had season tickets for many years. She was part of a Hawaiian dance club with her Aunt Lee "Jean" Gutfeld, and performed in and around the Oakland, CA area. She is survived by her niece Joan Semas (Jerry) of Auburn WA, Sharon Helman (Ted) of Rancho Mirage, CA. and nephew Jay Vierra of Palo Alto, CA, cousins Barry Gutfeld (Kim) of Washington, NC, and Sandy (Phil) Steele of Moraga, CA and numerous grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice. A family gathering will be held. You may share memories with the family at



Betty Jean (Wolff) Eastman

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



Bill Blaha

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Carol D. Larmer

LARMER, Carol D., Passed away on May 12, 2011 in Davenport, WA. Her home was Harrington, WA. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Larmer of Lakenheath, UK; her two sons, Kevin and Renea Larmer and LaMarr and Susan Larmer, all of Harrington, WA; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ardell (Bud) Larmer, three sisters, Juanita, Betty, and Margaret (Peggy). She was a member of the Harrington United Methodist Church, the Harrington Golf & Country Club, and was a former National Grange Member. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Harrington, WA. Pastor Cynthia Wuts will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Harrington Golf & Country Club or to the Harrington United Methodist Church. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



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 (Teri), Kristi Mabus (Bob), Robert Brown (Rhonda), 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 be held on June 4, 2011 at 3 p.m. at 604 Eagleview Dr., Granite Falls, WA 98252.



Catherine Bombardier

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Charles A. Fox

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Charles J. Bush

BUSH Charles J., Charlie passed away peacefully Monday, May 9th with family at his side. Charlie was a truck driver for many years. He took pride in working hard and keeping a beautiful yard and garden. Always eager to go have a good meal and a piece of pie. His passion was fishing in Alaska every year. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Muriel (Amtoft); her son Mike; grandson Mike; grand-daughter Jenny; great-grandkids Austin and Caden. He is also survived by his children Hazel, Patty, and Judy; grandchildren Laura, Elizabeth, LeAnna, Terry, Erika and Tracy; great-grandkids Michael, Tessie, Jennifer, Ryan, Blake, Cole, Seth, Tyler, Kayla and TJ; great-great-grandkids Kylie, Shalay, Emily, Alicia, Adam and Ashlynne. He was preceded in death by his son James Bush. We would also like to thank Danny Bain and his family for all the support they have provided for Charlie as well as his family. Thank You! At Charlie's request there will be no services.



Charles L. Green

Charles L. GREEN Age 82. Went to be with his Lord on May 10th. Born in Nevada, MO. Retired from Boeing after 43 years. Survived by wife Bonnie, many friends and family members. Celebration of his life will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church on May 19th at 11:00 AM. Memorials may be designated for the youth ministry of John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 SW Normandy Road, Seattle, WA 98166 or charity of choice.



Charlotte J. Kellogg

Charlotte, 82, of Mukilteo, WA passed away May 7, 2011. She was born the daughter of William and Helen Pearson on October 31, 1928 in Everett, WA., Charlotte was baptized at Our Savior's on Easter Sunday in 1929 and confirmed in 1937. She was well beloved in the congregation and served as Treasurer, Council Member and Finance Committee. She organized the Bazaars and hosted the Christmas Smorgasbords. Charlotte was a leader and a servant. Most of all, she was a friend to everyone., Charlotte married Richard W. Kellogg September 2, 1951 in Everett, WA. They spent 51 years together in marriage before Richards passing in 2002., She began as a secretary in the law offices of Charles Turner and Noah Shakespeare and with Paul Stocker and William Ingram, plus five years at First National Bank. Charlotte was a Mukilteo town clerk for two years and town treasurer for seven and a half years. Charlotte followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Hans Solie, who was also an activist in his younger days. In 1972 she entered a battle with the Washington State Parks Department over expanding the boat launch facilities and eliminating other public services. Charlotte worked tirelessly to ensure that the state park would continue to be multi-purposed and families could enjoy the beach in conjunction with boaters. Charlotte worked determinedly to expand quality of education for her children and all students. In 1973 she challenged the Mukilteo School District to be more transparent with the taxpayers. She was the first woman Airport Commissioner for Paine Field and also loved volunteering for the Future Of Flight. Charlotte loved working as a Real Estate Managing Broker and loved helping buyers and sellers for over 30 years. She finished her career December 2010 at Windermere Real Estate., Charlotte was an avid sports fan but the Mariners were her favorite team. One of her favorite past times was playing bridge with her "bridge club buddies.", Charlotte was pre-deceased by her parents; husband; and step-father, Irving Beagle., She is survived by daughters, LeAnn Dreier, Lynell Johnson (Scott) and Laura Burton; grandchildren, Chad (Deanna), Tomi Lyn (Marc), Justin, Colton, Keyan and Keara; great-grandchildren, Hailey, James, Jake and Dylan. Charlotte's laughter, compassion, wit and faith were a precious gift which will be missed by all., A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., May 22 at Our Savior's Lutheran, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, WA, 98203. There will be a basket at the reception to put your favorite Charlotte story in.



Chase Allan Smith

Chase Allan Smith of Vancouver, WA, son of Traci Koontz and Ryan Smith, went back to heaven on May 6, 2011., Chase was very bright and alert. At only 3 months old, he had found his toes, loved sucking on his hands, being held, playing and laughing., He made anyone who met him fall in love with him. Special thanks to SW Washington Medical Center, Evergreen Pediatrics, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Living Hope Church, AM/PM on 104th and Mill Plain for their donations, Columbia Credit Union for donations, friends and family members, Walmart #2550, TEARS Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente., Chase leaves behind his loving family: parents, Traci and Ryan; siblings, Amira and Angel Smith; grandpa's, Allen Wingstrom and Patrick Teas; grandmas's, Sherri Koontz-Wingstrom, Judy Teas and Tammy; eight cousins; four aunts; five uncles; and four great-uncles., A Celebration of Chase's Life will be held on Wed., May 18, 2011 at Living Hope Church (Brush Prairie) at 11:30 a.m., In lieu of flowers, please bring a new toy to be donated to a children's hospital., Please share your condolences at:



Cleona McMahon

Cleona McMahon of Battle Ground, WA, passed away on May 8., Survivors include her five children, Teresa Kemp, Albert, Delbert, Robert, and Tim McMahon; sister, Annette Ezetta; and brothers, Kenny Bond and John Rose Jr., She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; parents, John and Ruth Rose; and brother, Westly., A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., May 21, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Ridgefield Nazarene Church., Memorial donations may go to the, Please sign Cleona's guest book at:



Craig Edward Atkins

Craig Edward Atkins of Vancouver, WA, died of cancer on Sun., May 8, 2011 in the loving arms of his wife Bobbie and family. He was born in Caldwell, ID, Feb. 19, 1952 to Joseph and Vivian Atkins., Craig was a member of the, and worked 28 years for the Vancouver Police Department. Upon retirement he worked seven years for The Vancouver School District and in 2008 he and Bobbie retired to their dream home in Lostine, OR., Craig and Bobbie were married in November 1980 and just recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary., Craig was an avid fisherman, motorcycle rider, camper, RV'er, boater, and reader. Craig could often be found sitting outside, in the snow, by an outdoor fire reading his favorite book. Craig also had a passion for classic cars and loved his 1962 Chevy Impala., He is survived by two brothers, Chuck (Lorna) and Doug (Lisa); two sons, Craig Jr. (Christan) and Chad (Kristi); eight grandchildren; two cats; and a very loving extended family., Craig was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, in 2004; and his younger sister, Kelli Ann, in 2002., Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Craig on May 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA. Craig's final request is that you drive your classic car to the Celebration., Donations can be made at the Celebration to help offset unexpected healthcare costs and/or donations can be made to Kaiser Hospice., Please sign Craig's guest book at:



Cristie C. Bell

Cristie C. Bell died peacefully at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA, on May 4, 2011. She was born Jan. 31, 1964 in Helena, MT to Fred and M. Cleone (Anderson) Bell. Cris grew up in Boulder, MT and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1982., She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT in 1986. While at Rocky, Cris excelled in both basketball and track and was inducted into Rocky's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999., Cris moved to Portland, OR in 1988 where she worked as a computer software engineer., After coaching both basketball and track in the Vancouver School District for a number of years, Cris decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University in April of 2008., Cris began teaching Math and P.E. in The Bridges Program at the Clark County Skills Center in September of 2008. Cris was a patient, caring, and compassionate teacher. She was able to connect with her students on both an academic and personal level. She had a great sense of humor which she brought to her classroom and incorporated that into her teaching style. Cris made math relevant to everyday situations, which made it easier for students to understand. She especially liked working with members of "The Math Haters Club"., Outside of the classroom, Cris enjoyed home improvement projects, working to make her yard beautiful and playing with her dogs, Izzi and Harley. She also liked spending time talking and connecting to people wherever she went., Cris will be remembered for her warm smile and gentle, peaceful spirit. Cris is survived by her partner, Pat Storms; parents, Fred and Cleone; brothers, Bruce (Patty) and Scott (Patti); sister, Candy; many nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and two great-nephews., She was preceded in death by her brother, Tom; grandparents, Fred and Ida Bell, Alta Pine and Harold Wetzel., A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., May 21st at St. Philip Neri Parish, 2408 SE 16th Ave., Portland. A reception will be held in the church hall immediately following the Mass., Contributions may be made to The Cris Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o The Clark County Skills Center Foundation, 12200 NE 28th St., Vancouver, WA 98682., Pat would like to thank Dr. Colleen McCormick and the treatment room staff at Northwest Cancer and the nursing staff at the Ray Hickey Hospice House for their care during Cris' long illness. Their kindness and caring for Cris will always be remembered., Please sign the online guest book at www.evergreenmemorial, or



Deva Henrietta Huebner

My beautiful, bright, funny and talented Mother passed peacefully from this earth on May 12, 2011. The things she loved and shared will live in me forever; the love of music, art, humor... special gifts that I hold close., Born on Alki in West Seattle in 1913, she and her mother made many trips to Seattle on the streetcar so she could play her violin at amateur hour at the Moore Theatre. Billed as "Deva and her Violin", she played from the time she was five years old and continued to play in her adult life in chamber music groups and with the Oakland Symphony., While she lived in California for many years and raised her family there, her love for her beloved Alki remained and she returned there with her husband, Heinz, in 1976., She was happiest biking along the beach wall or painting the beautiful view of the Sound from her home., I will cherish her beautiful paintings, her violin and ukelele, her handwritten recipes in the funky blue file box... All the things she touched will be dear to me forever!



Dolores E. Coglas

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



Donald J. Migliuri

MIGLIURI, Donald J., Entered into rest on May 11, 2011 in Spokane. He was born in Spokane on October 24, 1946, the son of Bob and Elizabeth (Domitrovich) Migliuri. Don grew up in the shadow of the spires of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius Grade School, Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University, where he was a member of the Zags Basketball team. He was in the tip-off of the first game played in the Kennedy Pavilion and remained a lifelong Zags fan and supporter, seen at nearly every home game. Don was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and served his country in Southeast Asia, where he was in charge of a fuel and munitions supply depot. Upon leaving the Army, he earned his MBA at Boise State University, where he met his wife of 36 years. He also earned Certificates in both Public and Management Accounting. Don discovered the love of running as a member of G-Prep's cross country team. He went on to complete many road races and marathons. Don was a Bloomsday Perennial runner, earning all 35 t-shirts! He also enjoyed golfing, hiking, camping, cycling and bocci ball. He was dedicated to his family, doting on his children and grandchildren. Photos of Don alone are rare; he was nearly always covered by kids, dogs or both. Don is survived by his loving wife Karen (Bailey) Migliuri, of Spokane; children Melissa (Chris Nelson) Migliuri, of Spokane Valley, Patricia (Meghan Roos) Migliuri, of Buhl, ID, Meredith (Rob Ackaret) Migliuri, of Spokane and Benjamin Migliuri, of Spokane; grandchildren Grace and Evamarie Nelson, of Spokane Valley; his brother, Gary Migliuri and sister, Bette Migliuri, both of Spokane. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 17 from Noon to 7 p.m. with a Vigil Service beginning at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 505 W. St. Thomas More Way, Spokane, with committal to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall St., Spokane. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Spokane. Please visit Don's online tribute and leave a condolence at, . Arrangements entrusted to



Donna A. Miller

Donna A. Miller passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 6, 2011, at the Whatcom Hospice House. She was born on May 31, 1933, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, to William and Cora Umber McLean. Donna attended Ballard High School and the



Dr. Harold Oswald

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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.



Elizabeth Harwick Gruber

GRUBER, Elizabeth, Of Spokane, Washington, died on April 22, 2011, her 72nd birthday, of com-plications from multiple myeloma., Liz was born on April 22, 1939 in Rochester, Minne-sota, to John William Harwick and Linda Rollins Harwick. She graduated from Kemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1957 and attended the University of Wyoming and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. In 1960, Liz settled in California and married the late Alan "Scott" Gruber of Walla Walla, Washington, where their four sons were born. Liz and Scott relocated their family to Spokane to where, after the loss of their infant son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), they were actively involved in counseling parents who had lost children under similar circumstances. She also volunteered for KSPS-TV and the Children's Home Society. Liz and Scott divorced in 1979, but remained friends until his death in 2010. She worked for several years employed for the Ridpath Hotel and Eastern Washington University before working as an executive assistant to corporate executives in Denver and Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. In 2005, Liz returned to Spokane to enjoy retirement near her eldest son and his family., Liz was a devoted grandmother who was notable for her quick wit and hearty laugh. She will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. Liz is survived by her three sons Jeffrey (Delaine) of Spokane, William (Gabrielle) of Southborough, MA, and Michael (Gretchen) of Washington DC; two sisters, two brothers, seven grandchildren, and her beloved animals Nicky (dog), Bart (cat) and Heather (cat)., She is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy Moore Gruber., The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Hakan Kaya, his fellow doctors, nurses and staff at Cancer Care Northwest and Providence Saint Joseph's Care Center for their hard work and reassuring care., Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. A celebration of Liz's life will be held at the Davenport Hotel on May 21st from 4:00-6:00.



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




Franklin L. Abbott, age 72, of Acme, passed away May 12, 2011., Frank is survived by his wife, Marguerite; sons, Jerry and John Abbott; stepdaughters, Becky and Angie; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and sister, Inez Hillman., A memorial gathering will be held at 3:00, Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Lyman home of his stepdaughter, Becky, 31027 Prevedell Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA, with Chaplain Buck Fowler of American Legion Post 43 presiding, and military honors provided by the US Navy., Viewing opportunities will be available at Lemley Chapel 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday., Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel. Share your memories of Frank and sign the online guest register at



Fay L. Chung

Fay L. CHUNG Fay Lien-fey Chung passed away at age 64, on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Kent, WA, after a brave battle against breast cancer. Born and raised in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Fay graduated from Taiwan Normal University and became a junior high school teacher. In July 1977, she wed Andy in Taiwan, and then joined him in Glendale, CA. Trained as a Chinese language teacher in Taiwan, she eagerly applied herself to learning English and to an American life in California. They stayed in California, raising their daughter Mabel, and then eventually moved to Kent, WA, in 1997 where they lived until Fay's death. Fay worked for the King County Library System until last August. Fay enjoyed keeping in close contact with friends and relatives, gathered throughout a life in the US and Taiwan. In their nearly 34 years of married life, Fay and Andy were a team who shared a love of the outdoors. They traveled all over the country and recently visited Europe. They both were regular ballroom dancers at the King County senior centers. Fay passed in her home with her family. A local service was held this past Tuesday. She will be cremated and her ashes taken back to Taiwan for burial.




Gerald C. Parker, a longtime resident of Shelter Bay, passed away on May 6, 2011 in La Conner, just two days shy of his 95th birthday. He was born in England on May 8, 1916 to John Richard and Emma Louisa (Lawrence) Parker., The family immigrated to Canada when he was a child, and he moved to the United States in 1951 and became an American citizen., He worked as a meat cutter during the depression, but spent the bulk of his career as a laboratory assistant for the Shell Development Company., He is survived by his sons, Gary and Donald (Janice) Parker, his grandsons Donald (Julianna) and Robert (Denise) Parker, and his great-grandchildren Lorene, Vanessa, Paige and Scott Parker., He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers Hugh, Geoff and Wilfred; and his wives Marjorie, Jessie and Elizabeth., Gerry remained healthy and active until he was hospitalized recently with pneumonia; but, as he desired, he was able to be discharged from the hospital and return to his home at La Conner Retirement Inn before his death. He was a man of many interests and fascinating conversations. His wonderful sense of humor shone through until the very end., At his request, there will be no services.




Gregory T. Hamilton, 61, born in Seattle on March 29, 1950; died April 18th, 2011 in Sedro-Woolley., Greg was preceded in death by brothers, Wilson Jr. (Bill) and Tyler., He is survived by his son Brian Fulbright-Hamilton; parents, Wilson and Lorraine Hamilton; sister, Valerie Malmquist; brother, Scott (Marion) Hamilton; and friend, Lori Uchytil., Greg retired from Skagit County PUD #1 as Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. He will be missed by all of us for his honesty and his humor., At his request, there will be no services.



Gail Randa Edwards

Gail Randa EDWARDS Gail Randa Edwards died 4/09/2011 at age 95. She was born 11/18/1915 to Inez Larsen and Forrest G. Dudley in St. Cloud, MN, the oldest of three children. In Minneapolis she graduated from West High School, St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Minnesota in Anesthesia. Gail was a devoted, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always treasured her family and friends. While in the Army at Ft. Stevens, OR in 1941, she married Lt. Col. W.A. Edwards. He died in 1996. They traveled the world extensively; circling the globe in 1964 and were among the first American tourist to visit China in 1978. Gail was an anesthetist at Swedish Hospital 1953-'72, and Schick Shadel Hospital 1973-'87. She was a member of All Saints and Trinity Episcopal Church in Seattle, and St. John's in Kirkland. She is survived by Gail Jung (Jim) and W.A. Drew Edwards (Maxine) and 5 grandchildren: Jennifer Pence (Eric), Andrew Edwards, David (Kristine), Roger and Susan Jung and 6 great-grandchildren: Joelle, Nora, Abby, Emily, Daniel and Michael. At Gail's request there was no service. Donations in her honor may be given to the charity of your choice or Sight Connection (for the visually impaired) at 9709 Third Ave. NE, #100, Seattle, WA 98115.



George W. Busch

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Gilbert Gary Cox

Succumbed to his disabilities stemming from his service in Vietnam. Gilbert died on May 9th 2011, at his home, in Spokane Valley, Washington. Gilbert was born on January 30, 1938 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Gilbert and Louise Cox. Gilbert moved with his family to Spokane, Washington where he later attended Central Valley High School. At the age of 17, Gilbert joined the, on February 1, 1955., From 1955 through 1959, Gilbert served in a variety of assignments with the Marine Corps and upon reenlistment in 1959, Gilbert became schooled as an Engineering Equipment Operator. From 1959 through 1965 he served with Headquarters Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, (-) Reinforce; 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force Camp Pendleton, California; Headquarters and Service Company, Camp S.D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan; and, 1st Landing Support Company, 1st Service Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein), Fleet Marine Force., In August 1965, Gilbert was sent to Vietnam. He participated in the site preparation, including runways, for Marines deploying to the Dong Ha and Quang Tri province. While serving with Support Company, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Gilbert was awarded the, In 1966, Gilbert entered Senior Drill Instructor School at Parris Island, South Carolina. Unfortunately, while participating in a hand-to-hand combat exercise, he was re-injured and dropped from classes and was assigned as a Career Advisor at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina., In September 1967, Gilbert volunteered to return to the Republic of Vietnam where he served in the vicinity of Danang with "B" Company, 7th Engineer Battalion (Rein), Fleet Marine Force. In March 1968, Gilbert became seriously ill and was medically evacuated to Yokosuka, Japan. He served honorably for over 12 years in the Marine Corps., During his service, Gilbert's decorations, medals, badges, commendations and campaign ribbons included: Good Conduct Medal (3rd award); National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal (w/3 stars); Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (w/device); Presidental Unit Citation; Purple Heart; Pistol Marksman Badge; and, Rifle Marksman Badge., Following his retirement, Gilbert returned to Spokane, Washington. He was a partner in the TC&M Lumber Company on Trent, owner of the Sunset Inn in Airway Heights, and lastly owner and operator of the Gil's Luggage Repair Shop in Spokane., Gilbert, with his wife, Shelia was actively involved in Marine Corps and Veteran organizations in the Spokane, Washington area. He was a life member of the DAV #6 and, Post #1435 and lifetime member of the Military Order of the Cooties, Pup Tent Unit 23. As a Cootie he served as the Seam Squirrel from 1986-87, and 1991-92, and as Grand Commander from 1989-90. As a Cootie he performed duties as a Chaplain and tirelessly supported the Cootie's Hospital Visitation Program., He is survived by his mother, Louise Fulbright of Spokane Valley, son, Blake Henning (Evgenia) of Houston, Texas; and six sisters, Maxine Polich and Marlene Reagan (Vern) of Spokane Valley, Maureen Moehle (Ernie) of Dallas, Texas, Marilyn Henderson (Don) of Spokane, Col. Adelaide Quebodeaux, USMC, Ret (Red) of Murphy, Texas, and Tracey Schultz (Ron) of Albany, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Kristie Pangburn for her friendship and Hospice of Spokane for their care and comfort during this time., He was preceded in death by his spouse, Shelia Cox, and father, Gilbert Cox., Internment will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00AM at the Veteran's Memorial located at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206., The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers to the Spokane Guilds' School & Neuromuscular Center, 2118 W. Garland, Spokane, Washington or to the Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St., Spokane, Washington., Although he is truly missed, we are comforted knowing that Gilbert is with other Marines standing guard on Heaven's streets.



Glen Jerry Hite

Or "Jerry" as his friends and family knew him, gave 30 years of proud service to our country before retiring to pursue his passions for golf and woodworking. Jerry will be remembered for service and sacrifice for his country, his sense of humor and the wonderful handmade wooden gifts given to family members lucky enough to have their names drawn by him for the annual Christmas exchange. Jerry is survived by Nancy Hite, his wife of 42 years; his son Matt Hite; and his daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Kirk Grogan. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Funeral services are pending at this time. SPOKANE CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE .




Just six days short of her 98th birthday, H. Kathleen Hilton Morrison passed gently away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at "Where the Heart Is" in Burlington, Washington., Born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on May 17, 1913 she was one of five children of Dr. G. Francis Hilton and Helen Greene., After her mother's untimely death when Kathleen was just nine years old, the family moved to Republic, Washington where she went to school and attended Walla Walla State College. Eventually, the family moved to Wenatchee, WA where she worked as an elevator operator (yes, there was a time when elevators needed an operator) in the Savings and Loan Building. In this same building was a small business called, "Morry's Smoke Shop". The proprietor was Ignatius Everette "Morry" Morrison. She met, fell in love with, married, and spent 69 years with Morry. Their marriage produced three children: Sara Maria (Morrison) Schinkel, Everette Francis Morrison, and David Joseph Morrison. As large and as varied as her family has become, it pales in comparison to the number of people whose hearts she has touched., Always the lady, she was beautiful, proper, polite, generous, and Republican to the core. She will be greatly missed!, Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Morry; two brothers; two sisters; and her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and George Schinkel., She is survived by her two sons, Everette Morrison and his wife Dionne of Chelan, WA, and David Morrison and his wife, Debra Moore of Anacortes, WA; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and even a few great-great-grandchildren., Rest in peace, Mom!, A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes. Interment will be held at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes, followed by a reception at the Church., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Kathleen, please sign the online guest register at




Hana Grace-Rose Williams, age 13, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Sedro-Woolley on Thursday, May 12, 2011., Hana was born on July 19, 1997 in Ethiopia and came to join the Williams family on August 16, 2008 at the age of 11., Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Hana and sign the online guest register at



Harold H. Briest

Harold H. BRIEST 88. Passed away Sunday May 1, 2011. Services to be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett. Please visit the family's website at to share remembrances. 



Harold Henry Briest

Harold was born August 8, 1922 in Arlington, MN to Albert and Etta Briest and passed away on May 1, 2011 in Monroe, WA., A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett, WA with a reception to follow., Please visit our website at to leave remembrances.



Helen A. Braun

Helen A. Braun, 95, of Vancouver, WA, died Mon., May 9, 2011 at Lake Shore Home Care., Helen was preceded in death by her husband, John., A funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Thurs., May 19th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Humane Society of SW Washington or the, Please share memories at, or



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Ida Nokes

Passed away on May 7, 2011 after more than a year long battle with cancer. She was born in Jordan, Montana on December 18, 1937. She graduated from high school in Oroville, Washington. Ida and her loving husband Gene spent most of their years together on a farm in Deer Park where she enjoyed riding horses, gardening, fishing, quilting, cooking and being with her family. Gene and Ida also served as foster parents for numerous children in need of a safe and loving home. Ida retired from the Deer Park School District in 2000. She is survived by sisters, Mary Baker (Al) of California and Maude Goin of Kansas; by her children Edie Montes (Adam) of Wenatchee, Sandi Stein of Deer Park, Nona Kemper (Wes) of Deer Park, Cheryl Wolfe (Edward) of Spokane, Lisa Lordan (Patrick) of Spokane, & David Nokes (Denise) of Spokane; by grandchildren Rilee, Kaidyn, Chris, Marie, Katherine, Patrick, JR, Rocky, Trina, Thomas, Ryan, Jason, Jolene, Celeste and Adele; and by numerous great grandchildren. Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Marvin Goin, brothers, Michael Petchekovich and Gerald Goin, and her sister, Alice Wright. An open house to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 2:00 -" 4:00 p.m. at the Deer Park Civic Center, 315 W. Crawford, Deer Park WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, . The family expresses its immense gratitude to Northside Oncology (Dr. Chaudhry and staff) and the dedicated staff at Holy Family Hospital.




Jan, our Beloved Mother, Devoted Wife & Dedicated Mariners/Seahawks Fan, passed away at her home in Concrete, WA on May 10, 2011., She was born in Salem, OR on May 6, 1944, the daughter of May Fisher & Jack Allenbach & stepfather Larry Fisher., Jan and Gary Gilbert were married on November 28, 1970. They enjoyed hunting and spending time at their home on the Skagit River; where they resided for 25 years., Jan brought joy as the Store Clerk in Newhalem, WA; she retired from Seattle City Light in 2006., Jan's smile and laughter are survived by her children, Larry, Ida & fiancé Troy, Clarence & wife Teri; siblings, Ed, Marge, Barbara; as well as 5 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins., A Memorial Service & Reception is planned for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kern Funeral Home, 1122 South 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, WA., Memorial flowers may be sent to Kern Funeral Home, Attn: "GILBERT 5-21/2P.", Later, a Peninsula Potluck will take place on June 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carrie Blake Park in Sequim, WA., Jan's wish is to be laid to rest with her parents in Port Angeles.



Jack W. Anderson

Jack W. Anderson, 73, of Ephrata, WA died Sunday May 8, 2011 at Central Washington Hospital after a brief battle with cancer., Jack was born April 22, 1938 the son of the late Maurice and Clara Anderson of Marysville, WA. He was the second oldest in a family of 11 children. As a young man he worked with his father doing dirt work, then in 1964 Jack bought his own truck and started J.W. Anderson Trucking. For 45 years he worked for local contractors and builders. He also worked with his brother, Bernard, doing dozing and clearing. In later years he was hired to help pave most of the roads in Snohomish County., On December 19, 1959 he married the love of his life, Andrea Himes, in Everett, WA. They made their home in South Everett for 46 years where they raised their three children. Jack's enjoyment was his dump truck. He could be found on Sunday's servicing, washing, polishing and adding chrome. For a number of years Jack was a member of the Washington Dump Truck Association. In 1980 he was the President for the Snohomish Chapter and was member of the year. Jack was always good for sponsoring Little League Baseball and could even be found, in younger years, umpiring. Jack loved snowmobiling, attending grandchildren's activities and camping. In 2004 Jack retired and shortly after he and his wife, Andrea, moved to Ephrata and took up the hobby of mini-farming. He could be found running his backhoe, driving his little dump truck or brainstorming his youngest daughter's next renovation project. For their 50th wedding anniversary he took his wife on a six state camping road trip. He enjoyed the Copper Mine and the Grand Canyon the most and was looking forward to a return trip., Jack was preceded in death by his father, Maurice Anderson; mother, Clara Anderson; brother, Bernard Anderson; and grandson, Tristan Rupard., He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Andrea; his daughter, Kimberly and Ken LeBlanc (Heather, Joseph, Nicholas, Jack), of Lake Stevens, WA; son, Mark and Ginger Anderson (Alyssa), of Snohomish, WA; and daughter, Jackie and Ranie Rupard (Justin, RJ, Danica), of Ephrata. Jack's siblings include brothers, Merle (Weselene), Dave, Rick (Diane), Harold (Patti), Dean (Lori), Dan and Dale (Dawn); sisters, Diane (Bill) Mumaw and Julie Oksness (Richard); and numerous nieces and nephews., Jack will always be remembered for his smile, twinkling blue eyes, quick wit, cowboy boot shuffle and love for his family., We love you Grandpa, you will be in our hearts forever., All family and friends are invited to a luncheon celebration of Jack's life which will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin St. SW., Ephrata, WA, 98823., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the, or your local Little League.



James Craig

James Craig Age 75, passed away peacefully on May 2nd, 2011. He was born on December 31, 1935 in Yankton, SD to Ray and Bessie Craig. He spent his childhood years in Yankton, and graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Janice Christensen, and they relocated to the Seattle area in 1958 upon his graduation and employment with the Boeing Company. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and his oldest son Jeff. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jan, 3 children, Brad (Jodi), Wade (Gina), and Rachelle (Gene), 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Jim will long be remembered for his humor, generosity, and strength of character. Memorial contributions may be made to Celebration Garden at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave. S., Des Moines, WA 98798, or to BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, PO Box 5296, Tacoma, WA 98415. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 20th, 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, WA. Please visit



James D. Hogan

James D. Hogan, 87, passed away on May 12, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He was born in Muscatine, IA to James M. and Lydia (Smith) Hogan on June 2, 1923., James served as an MP in, He worked for 30 years on the SP&S and on the Burlington Northern Rail Road as a supervisor., James was a lifetime member of the Elks and he enjoyed playing on a city softball team, singing in a barbershop quartet and working in his cabinet shop at home for 30 years., James is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce; sons, Jim and Jerry (wife Renee); and grandson, Ryan., He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Emma and Lucille; and brothers, Bob, Ralph and Donald., A memorial service will be held on Thurs., May 19, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Memorial donations may be sent to the Ray Hickey Hospice House., Please sign James' guest book at:



James E. Hofacker Jr.

James E. Hofacker Jr., age 63, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, following a tragic accident. Jim was born January 22, 1948 in Seattle, Washington and moved to Bellingham in 1974, while stationed with the Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife Carol and son Joseph. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Jim on-line at



Jane Deymonaz

Jane DEYMONAZ Jane Deymonaz, born August 27, 1924 in San Diego, CA, passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 in Seattle, WA. She lived in Buffalo, New York as a child, moving to Yakima, WA at the age of 10. Jane attended Yakima High School and St. Joseph's Academy, graduating in 1943. She continued her education at Seattle University, graduating in 1948 with a BA in Sociology. Returning to Yakima, she worked one year for the Regional Library System in the bookmobile section, traveling through the Yakima Valley. Jane spent time at Hanford, as a file clerk for Atkins Jones Construction. September 17, 1949, she married Walter J. Deymonaz in Yakima. The couple moved to Minneapolis where Walt obtained post graduate degrees. Returning to Seattle in 1950, Walt worked for Boeing's Test Program and Jane focused on raising six children. Jane returned to the work force for 10 years, managing the Highline Nutrition Site for Seniors before officially retiring. Walt and Jane were active Catholics in several south Seattle parishes including St. Francis of Assisi, St. Philomena's, and St. Vincent de Paul. Walter passed December 4, 2008 and Jane resided happily at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. Jane is survived by her six children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Jane's funeral Mass and Celebration of her Life will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Burien on Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Jane's memory should go to World Vision Clean Water Program. Thank you, the Deymonaz Family.



Janet Coleen Brodie Mickelson

Janet Coleen Brodie Mickelson passed peacefully at home on May 5, 2011, with her husband Mike and her family by her side., Janet had the fight of her life these last two months with her third bout of cancer. She was a very strong and determined woman and this helped her through many challenging illnesses. We owe a lot of gratitude and thanks to Hospice and Home Care for helping Janet and all of us through this transition of her life. They were all terrific professionals who became friends to all of us., Janet was born on September 2, 1931 in Iowa and came to Anacortes, WA as a small child. As a young woman in Anacortes, Janet met the love of her life, Mike, to whom she was married for 62 wonderful and sometimes challenging years. From this great union came four children, Kristi (Dick) Eisenbarth of Lynnwood, WA, Cynthia (Dick) Robinson of Stanwood, WA Mary Jane (Bill) Thrasher of Everett, WA and Erick (Linda) Mickelson of North Bend, WA. From these four children came 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, with #24 due in July. As Jan would say, "We have an amazing family" and she truly lived for her family., Janet touched the heart of everyone who met her and you knew you had a friend for life. Her home was the busiest in the neighborhood, and still is, as everyone is always welcome there., Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Evelyn Brodie; and her three siblings, Joanne Tweten-Woodard, Robert Walker Brodie and Jackie Brodie-Mears-Dieu. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., A Celebration of Janet's Life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at The Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, Jan requested donations be made to www.providencegeneral, Providence General Foundation, P.O. Box 1067, Everett, WA 98206, Comprehensive Breast Center, in memory of Janet Mickelson.



Janet Marilyn Reichert

Janet Marilyn (Cleveland) Reichert, age 64, died peacefully surrounded by all her loved ones on May 8, 2011. Jan, a long time WA resident, was born in Seattle, WA August 26, 1946., She leaves behind her three beloved children, Colleen (Elliott) Linder, John Cole and Eric Cole; Grammy to seven grandchildren, Colten, Cayden, Chase, Jack, Easton, Presley and Mason; sisters, Linda Perrine and Janet Perry; best friend, Jo Baker; and the love of her life, Peter Lund., Jan, a woman of God, raised her three adored children while working at the Bon Marche. She was a second Mom to many, the "glue" of the family and made an impact on everyone she met with her sense of humor, loving spirit and her kind hearted generosity was unmatched as she went out of her way to help others. A volunteer at the Children's Museum, granchildren's schools and Domestic Violence Shelter., She had a love for travel with her favorite places being Maui, Vegas, Disneyland, Chelan and Ocean Park., A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the home of Colleen Linder in Snohomish, WA. For information email, Please make any remembrances to Imagine Children's Museum.



Janice E. Gilbert

Jan, our beloved mother, devoted wife and dedicated Mariners/Seahawks fan, passed away at her home in Concrete, WA on May 10, 2011., She was born in Salem, OR on May 6, 1944, the daughter of May Fisher and Jack Allenbach, and stepfather, Larry Fisher., Jan and Gary Gilbert were married on November 28, 1970. They enjoyed hunting and spending time at their home on the Skagit River where they resided for 25 years. Jan brought joy as the store clerk in Newhalem, WA; she retired from Seattle City Light in 2006. Jan's smile and laughter are survived by her children, Larry, Ida and fiancé Troy, Clarence and wife Teri; and siblings, Ed, Marge and Barbara; as well as five grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins., A Memorial Service and Reception is planned for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kern Funeral Home, 1122 South 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, WA., Memorial flowers may be sent to Kern Funeral Home Attn: "GILBERT 5-21/2P.", Later, a Peninsula Potluck will take place on June 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carrie Blake Park in Sequim, WA. Jan's wish is to be laid to rest with her parents in Port Angeles.



Jason Lee Cox

Happy Birthday Jason, We all miss you so much Jason. The saying "It gets easier" is simply not true. There is not a moment I do not think of you and miss being able to talk to you and see you. Your beautiful smile and heartwarming laugh is a wonderful memory I have every day. Thank you for being a part of my life. Loosing you is the most difficult think i will ever endure, but not having the memories you left with us would be even more unthinkable. You will always be the most Beautiful Son in the world and forever missed.



Jeffrey David Mitchell

"Jeffrey D. for Dynamic" passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 16th, 2011. His last day was spent preparing for Palm Sunday for the gathering he was planning to have. He was born August 26th, 1956 to Ray and Bonnie Mitchell in Hazlet, New Jersey. He graduated from Raritan High School in 1974 and Jersey City State in 1983 with his BA in media marketing. Jeffrey Mitchell married Catherine Mitchell on June 23, 2001 (divorced). He came out of that marriage with two children, Jackie and Robert. Although not his biological children, he thought of them just the same., We will all miss Jeff dearly; his classmates in New Jersey, his family in Florida, California, Washington and New Jersey, and his friends from all around. He definitely knew how to leave an impression in someone's life. Those of you who knew him know what I mean. He was an amazing father, a true friend, and a great man. Jeffrey is survived by his four brothers, Sean, Randy, Kent, and Kelly, his mother, Bonnie, and his children, Jackie and Robert. Feel free to visit his facebook page at, . His memorial service will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 1pm at St. Charles. All are welcome!



Jill Louise Nunez

A memorial service will be on Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m., Mills and Mills (5725 Littlerock Rd.), with reception following at River's Edge (4611 Tumwater Valley Dr). 



Jo Ellen Cleveland Gorden

Jo Ellen passed into the welcoming arms of the Lord Friday, May 13, 2011 at the family home surrounded by her cherished loved ones., The daughter of Ivan Cleveland and Patty Tapp, Jo was born May 15, 1957 in Portland, Oregon the youngest of four children. The family moved to Everett, Washington where she spent her elementary school years. She graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1975 and married Keith Gorden January 28, 1987. Their son, Harley, was born June 4, 1994., Animals, children and flowers were the major focus of her life from adolescence through her adult years. An accomplished rider, she competed in the hunter/jumper ring. When she wasn't riding, she was in the garden. She operated her own floral design company, enriching many special occasions with her creations. In 2000 Jo began working for Pampered Chef forging strong, lasting friendships. In 2006 she began working for the Snohomish School District as a Para-educator and Library Assistant. Whether engaging youngsters in a rousing game of "Bump" basketball or mentoring special students on a one-to-one basis Jo's skill, patience and compassion came shining through. In 2009 she coached her Boys and Girls Club basketball team to their league championship., A devoted mom, Jo could be found on the sidelines of many sports cheering, encouraging and yelling for all the players, but especially for her son, Harley. As a Snohomish High School Panther mom, she continued to support young athletes., Jo Ellen is survived by her husband, Keith; and her beloved son, Harley. She is also survived by her father, Ivan Cleveland; mother, Patty Tapp; brothers, Rob and John Cleveland; and sister, Beth Statz, her loving and compassionate caregiver during her last days. In addition, she leaves many nieces, nephews and great-nieces. She will be lovingly remembered by her Pampered Chef friends; her fellow staff members at Dutch Hill Elementary school; and her "spare" mom and dad, MaryLee and Dennis Locknane., A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at Snohomish First Presbyterian Church in Snohomish at 5:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the



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Joan Elizabeth Bellos

Died peacefully on May 7, 2011 -" her 82nd birthday -" at Regency at Northpointe extended care facility. She had been battling health issues for the prior eight months before her passing. She was born on May 7th, 1929. Her father was Thomas Price and her mother was Pauline Torrance. They were living in Carbonado, WA when she was born. Her parents were divorced when she was young and her mother re-married Clifford Merrill, Joan's stepfather. Joan lived much of her younger life in Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho with high honors. During her college years, she met her husband, Eugene Bellos. Joan and Gene moved from Moscow, ID to Spokane where they raised their children. After her time as a "stay at home mom", Joan went to work at the Crescent in downtown Spokane where she met many lifelong friends. She loved her family, her friends, her pets and life. She is survived by her daughter Susan (Michael) Bellan in Seattle; her beautiful granddaughters Shannon (Fresno), Larisa (Seattle), Sara (Seattle); her beloved daughter-in-law Maureen; and her dearest friend, Georgia along with many, many friends and extended family relatives. She was remembered at a graveside service held on Friday, 13th at Fairmount Memorial Park. Her family is planning a Celebration of Joan's Life on August 28th in Spokane. In lieu of any cards or flowers, please feel free to donate in Joan's memory to your personal favorite charity. Joan will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. We will forever hold her in our hearts.



Joan T. Foster

FOSTER, Joan T., Of Newport, WA passed away Friday May 13, 2011 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane., Joan was born March 29, 1935 In New York, New York the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Higgins) Thornton. Joan grew up in the borough of Queens in New York where she attended and graduated from high school. After high school, Joan got married and the couple had three children. The family later moved to San Diego, CA where she worked as an Executive Secretary at Security Pacific National Bank. While working at the bank she served as the president of ESI., After Joan retired from the bank she went back to college where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. In 1978 Joan moved to Newport where she met Clyde Foster, the couple married in 1981. Joan went back to college where she earned her RN Degree and later her Master's Degree in Social Work. She worked at Holy Family Hospital until her retirement in 2006., In her younger years Joan enjoyed competitive rifle shooting. In recent years she enjoyed traveling (especially cruises) and reading., Joan is survived by her husband Clyde at their home in Newport; two sons, John (Laura) Drivick and Richard Drivick both of San Diego, CA; one daughter, Victoria (Steve) Seymour of San Diego, CA; one brother Richard (Barbara) Thornton of New York; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild all of San Diego, CA., A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 10AM at the Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the American Lung Association., SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME in NEWPORT is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at



John Cliff Baxter

John Cliff BAXTER 11/26/22 ~ 5/5/11 John C. Baxter was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and grew up in Davenport, attending both Culver Military Academy and Davenport High School, where he was a state champion long-distance runner. He began college at University of Iowa, but left to join the Navy as a transport pilot in World War II. His group was the first to enter China at the end of the war, and the pilots were welcomed as heroes by the occupied Chinese. After the war, John moved to Seattle and earned a BA in economics from the University of Washington. He worked as a stock broker in Seattle, until he focused on commercial real estate development. He was president of the Seattle-King County Board of Realtors in 1976-77. John was an avid sailor and an accomplished climber. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, and a former member of the College Club and the Seattle Tennis Club. In 1974 John met a saint from India, Swami Muktananda, and had a spiritual awakening that totally changed his life. He enthusiastically embraced the teachings of this philosophy. If he could, John would give you his welcoming smile, a big thumbs up, and shout "Sadgurunath Maharaj Ki Jay!", which means "Hail to the true bringer of light and dispeller of darkness, who dwells within each of us as the Self of all." John is survived by daughters, Heidi (Saroj) Baxter and Anne Baxter, grandson Steven John Sheehy, sister Lunette Coburn, brother Bill Baxter, nieces, nephews, cousins, caregiver and friend Leigh Hester, former wife Jane, and loving friends from the Siddha Yoga community. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to SYDA Foundation, PO Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY, 12779. Private services will be held.



John Junior Detwiler

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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.



Keith Dale "Rick" Broughton

Happy Birthday, Daddy! We miss you so much. Things weren't always great in your family, but that doesn't stop us from missing you! We still believe the Snohomish County Sheriffs office did NOT do their job! We will get to the bottom of your death one day. I wish so much I could have my day in court and point my finger to the person/persons that is responsible for you not being here. Luckily, it will happen up above. I wish you were here to enjoy the summers so we could go fishing. I'm sorry for any hurt I/we ever caused you. We will see you some day. Tell the Bro and Grandparents we love them!



Kenneth Botts

Passed away on May 12, 2011 in Davenport, Washington. He is survived by his wife, Betty, his three children: Susan Trzcinski of Anacortes, WA, Nancy Bargar of Port Angeles, WA, and Allan Botts of Bellingham, WA; three step children: Janet Linder of Orofino, ID, Jeanne DeBord of Lincoln, WA, and Jeri Madison of Davenport, WA; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one sister: Bessie Benson of Pocatello, ID as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Opal and his parents. He was a member of the Creston Christian Church. He was also involved in Boy Scouts, Creston City Council, Creston Community Club, and Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the Creston Volunteer Fire Department and a former Wilbur, member. He served on the board of the Lincoln County Housing Authority. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Creston Christian Church, Creston Washington at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Don Hoffman will officiate. Concluding Services and Vault Interment will follow at Creston Cemetery, Creston, Washington. Memorials may be made to the Creston Christian Church, the Creston Ambulance, or to the Lincoln Hospital Foundation., STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Wilbur, WA is caring for the family.



Kenneth Richard Ferguson

His sense of humor and contagious laugh will be remembered forever., Kenneth Richard Ferguson (Kenny), was born November 17, 1956 in Seattle, WA. Kenny passed away peacefully after a long illness May 9, 2011 in Everett, WA., He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Lorelei; father and mother, Frank and Norma; children, Jason, Krissy, Jessica and Troy; grandchildren, Jaydin and Serenity; sisters and brother-in-laws, Judy and Tom, Nancy and Don, and Tracy and Randy; and devoted cousin, Casey. Uncle Kenny is loved by his many nieces and nephews., Kenny lived his life to the fullest with an adventurous spirit. He loved the great outdoors, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, and golfing. Kenny was a big NASCAR and Seahawk fan., A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Volunteers of America (formerly the Martha Lake Community Club) from 3-7 p.m., 16300 Motor Pl., Lynnwood, WA., We would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Providence Hospital., Kenny will be truly missed by all who knew him.



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.



Laila E. Davis

Laila E. Davis, 94, resident of Paradise, CA, passed away on May 10, 2011. She was born in Becker County, MN to William and Selma (Parvianen) Kummala., Laila is survived by her daughters, Jeannette White and Alice Huber; sisters, Helen Mattson and Dorothy Johnson; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Axel Haro and Carl Davis., Visitations will be held Mon., May 16, 2011, 12-9:00 p.m. and Tues., May 17, 2011, 10-9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wed., May 18, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Special thanks and memorial donations may be sent to Paradise Hospice, 1289 Billi Rd., Paradise, CA 95969 for their loving care., Please sign Laila's guest book at:



Lane Hoggson

Lane Hoggson passed away peacefully on the early afternoon of Thursday, May 12, 2011 with his family at his side., Lane was born and lived his entire life in Seattle. He married Darlene Islitzer on March 19, 1981. They have been happily married for over 30 years., Lane loved to travel but his real passion was the renovation of custom cars and going to car shows in which he won many trophies., Lane is survived by his wife, Darlene; his sister, Len; his children, Hal (and wife, Cindy) and Dari (and husband, Ken); four grandchildren, Marshall, Craig, Brittini, and Rob; three great-granddaughters, Marley, Eisley and Raven; and his two nephews, Don and Scott., There will be a memorial and reception for family and friends at Becks Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds, WA at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011., Please share memories with the family at



Lawrence Hewitt Kucera

Lawrence Hewitt Kucera died April 28, 2011 at the age of 86 of congestive heart failure at his home in Everett, WA., Larry was born January 22, 1925 in Sydney, NE. He graduated high school at St. Patrick's Academy, Sydney, NE. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 - 1945 in Artillery Survey and participated in the Normandy invasion that hastened the end of, . Larry graduated in 1952 from Western Washington College, Bellingham, with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Education., Larry's teaching career carried him from Bellingham to Willapa to Gold Bar where he was Principal and Head Teacher from 1959 - 1966. He later taught in the Everett School District at Garfield Elementary and Evergreen Middle School, retiring in 1988 after 32 years of teaching service to appreciative students., In his younger years, he enjoyed dancing though, after retirement, he spent more time caring for his yard, tinkering with his vintage Model A, acquiring a garage full of tools from garage sales, keeping up with his Army buddies from WWII, and playing with his many grandchildren who brought him great joy in his later life., Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Claire Seda Kucera; father, James V. H. Kucera; brother, Frank; and sister, Mary Ann., His surviving family includes his sisters, Doris Carlson and Irene Hand; his children, Larry (and wife, Evonne), Greg (and mate, Larry Yocom), Denise (and husband, Bob Bishop), Kevin (and wife, Carrie), and Jennifer (and husband, Erik Schmidt). His grandchildren are Brian (wife, Claire), Diana (husband, Tristan), Steven (wife, Laura), Paul (wife, Jennifer), and Kucera "Cera" Bishop, Mikayla Jennings, Julianna, Jennise, and James Gaines; and his great-grandchildren are Landen Bishop and Rhys Kucera., A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2509 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201. A reception will follow immediately after the service.



Lawrence Leger Rowe

Lawrence Leger Rowe, 87, a lifelong resident of Snohomish, WA passed away April 29, 2011 surrounded by his family. Lawrence started working with Fruit Growers as a box boy. Later he worked for Blue Bell Potato Chips and then moved on to a purchasing agent position for Societe Candy Company and finished his career with Vernell Candy Company. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army in WWII. Lawrence was the town Santa Claus for 25 years delighting both children and adults., He was married to Dorothy for 56 years. She preceded him in death in June of 2003., He is survived by daughters Catherine (Todd) Parks, of Snohomish, and Jane Stimson, of Portland, Oregon. He was adored by his four grandsons, David, K.C., Daniel, and Skyler., Lawrence was a lifetime parishioner of St. Michael's Catholic Church and served as Past President of the St. Vincent De Paul Society., Catherine and Jane would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the six years of compassionate and loving care by all at his final home, Sunrise of Snohomish., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Vincent De Paul; or Hospice of Snohomish., A funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Snohomish.



Leah K. Lemon

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Lori Lynn Loggins

Lori Lynn Loggins, 51 Went home to be with her Lord and son Eric Russell on May 10, 2011. She was born in Hollywood, CA on Jan. 9, 1960. She leaves behind daughter Tina Russell and grandson Jasiah, along with lots of family and friends. Memorial services will be held at Tacoma Christian Reformed Community Church, 2419 East 72nd St., Tacoma, WA 98404 on May 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm. Please see full obituary at



Lucille L. Erickson

Went home to be with the Lord on May 9, 2011, one month to the day after celebrating her 100th birthday. Family and friends gathered on April 9, 2011, at Rockwood South in Spokane to honor Lucille on her special day. Lucille Laura Latham was born on April 9, 1911 at her parent's home in north Spokane. She later graduated from North Central High School and Kinman Business University and found employment at St. Lukes Hospital and then at the Western Hair Company, where she worked as a secretary until 1937 when she married Paul Erickson. Paul and Lucille moved to Wilbur, WA, where they resided until 1953 when they returned to Spokane, and both found employment. South Hill Bible Church became their church home in 1954. Lucille was actively involved in teaching Sunday School and in the women's fellowship, and has been a member all these years. Paul passed away in 2001, and Lucille moved to Rockwood South in 2003 where she resided until her death. Lucille will be remembered for her entertaining book reviews, her outgoing personality, her sense of humor, and her love for the Lord, family, and friends. She loved to read and play cards, especially bridge. Surviving Lucille is one daughter; Susan Crocker of Phoenix, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews of Paul's and close friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at South Hill Bible Church, 958 E. 29th, Spokane, WA 99203 with Pastor Sonny Westbrook officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to South Hill Bible Church or the, , 920 N Washington St., Spokane, WA. 99201, or charity of your choice.



Lyle Arthur Ferris

Lyle Arthur FERRIS Age 94. Born April 1, 1917 in Platte, SD and lived in Seattle for 64 years. Passed May 8, 2011 in Seattle, WA. In addition to his beloved wife, Gwen, he is survived by his stepsister, Norma, 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He retired from Boeing in 1981 and enjoyed fishing, dancing and tinkering with cars. In passing he now joins his son, Greg. The funeral service will be held Friday, May 20, at New Life Church, 15711 152nd Ave SE, Renton, WA with viewing at 10 AM, service at 11 AM & a reception immediately following.



Marc Alan Avery

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Mardelle Aleman

Born June 3, 1974 to Ernie and Kathleen Aleman while they were stationed at Agana, Guam, Mardelle's life journey was colorful and complex. She attended Rogers High School until the dragonflies called to her and she moved on to live her unique life, later achieving her GED. Embracing everyone she met, she has left quite a impression on us all. She lived fully until passing peacefully away in her sleep. Mardelle is survived by her parents Kathleen and Ernie, sister Kathleen, children Alexandreea (Nathan) and Raistlin, nephew Colton, Grandma Patty, numerous aunts and uncles and many friends.



Margaret A. Anthony

Born Margaret Alice Vanderlinden on August 30, 1945. She passed away on April 23, 2011. She was proceeded in death by her father, Herman J. Vanderlinden, her mother, Lois P. Broadhurst Vanderlinden, her three sisters, Aronlee Jean Lapp, Connie McDannel, and Arlinda Forman. She is survived by her brother, Raymond Vanderlinden and three children, Rodney Daniel and twins, Rebecca Gibson and Kellie Bidwell. Also six grandchildren. Services will be held May 20, 2011 at 2pm at Heritage Funeral Home.



Margaret O'Meara Brink

BRINK, Margaret, O'Meara MD, Peggy passed away on December 7, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00pm at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., Spokane. Memorial donations may be made to the Altar Guild of St. John's Cathedral.



Marjorie Peebler Thompson

Born in Medford to Gladys and C.G. Peebler, Marjorie attended the one-room school in Ruch, Oregon and graduated from Medford High School. She married Ralph S. Thompson in 1943 and is survived by their five children: Bruce S. (Pam), R. Cleve (Cindy), Robert C. (Judy), Cynthia S. (Don) and Douglas E. (Lisa); nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters and one brother. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff of the Ray Hickey Hospice House for the wonderful care Marjorie received. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661., Please sign the Guest Book at



Mary L. Dahlman

Mary L. Dahlman, 73, of Marysville, passed away Monday May 9, 2011 with her family by her side., Mary was born on April 19, 1938 in Skykomish, WA, later moving to Anacortes, WA where she graduated from Anacortes High School. In recent years she retired from the Mukilteo School District after 25 years of dedicated service., Throughout her life she enjoyed her family and friends, her pets, reading, golf, bingo and the Seattle Mariners., She was preceded in death by her father, Earl F. Conway; and her older brother, Earl Conway Jr., Mary is survived by her four children, Earl Dahlman of Mount Vernon, Deanna (Steve) Hicks of Marysville, John (Heidi) Dahlman of Langley and Steve (Pam) Dahlman of Marysville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all whom she loved and enjoyed very much., Mary will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved her., At her request, no service will be held., Donations can be made in her name to a breast cancer charity of your choice.



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Mary Louise Everett

Mary Louise EVERETT Mary Louise Everett passed away Sunday, March 27th, 2011, at Riverbend Hospital in Eugene, Oregon of age-related complications. Mary Lou was born on July 8, 1926 in Marengo, Iowa, to John and Hazel Rusch. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a degree in the social sciences. After living for several years on Mercer Island, she moved to Bellevue. She worked for many years at the University of Washington in Seattle as principal administrator for the department of Romance Languages, for the Dean of of the School of Medicine, and as the Bursar of the School of Law. During these years she was an active member of the Seattle Art Museum, serving on the Asian Arts Council, the Decorative Arts Council, and as a docent. In 1978, she married Frank E. Everett II of Bellevue. They both retired, built a home on Hunts Point, in Bellevue, and traveled widely. She organized several "art discovery" trips to Europe for the Seattle Arts Museum. After Frank's death in 2004, Mary Lou moved to assisted living at Farmington Square in Eugene, Oregon, to be near her brother, Charles Rusch. Mary Lou was an accomplished pianist, art collector, gourmet cook, and gracious host. When her two nieces, Laren and Leslie, moved to Seattle, she generously took them under her wing until they were settled. Known for her sharp wit, wide smile, great sense of style, gentle good humor, and worldly wisdom, she will be much missed by family and friends. Mary Lou is survived by her brother, John Rusch, Jr. of New Orleans, LA, her sister, Rachel Schneider of Canton, OH, her brother Charles W. Rusch and his wife Juvata of Eugene, OR, her stepson, Frank E. Everett III of Bellevue, WA, her stepdaughter Kathryn Bowers of Fort Worth, TX, her god-daughters, Mary Wood Olmstead, of Eugene, OR and Rebecca Wood Hardesty of Idaho, and thirteen nieces and nephews. A sister, Jean Ziegler, preceded her in death. Remembrances may be sent to the Seattle Art Museum.



Maxine Ada Cook

Maxine Ada COOK Maxine went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2011. Maxine was born in Everett on January 21, 1929 and lived a wonderful life mostly in Seattle and the last year in Wenatchee. She and loving husband Webster were married over 52 years, when he preceded her in death in 2000. Maxine was an outstanding homemaker, raising with Web three sons David, Thomas and Robert and holding part time work as a periodontal assistant. Upon retirement, Maxine loved tending gardens and cruising the world with her husband. She leaves 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and so many people who were better by knowing her. A funeral service will be held Sunday May 15, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Butterworth Arthur A. Wright Chapel, 520 W. Raye St. Seattle with committal to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.



Merle Perry

Merle Smithline Perry, born May 29, 1940 in Portland, OR, went to be with her Savior on May 7, 2011 with her family at her bedside. Merle graduated from Evergreen High School in 1958 and went on to become a nurse at Vancouver Memorial Hospital for several years. While employed there she became partially disabled and did daycare out of her home for many years., Her love of family was first and foremost in her life, followed by an extreme desire to take care of every baby she laid her eyes on, loving to just have the chance to sit and rock them. Merle is survived by her son, Hiram Perry (wife Tesha); daughter, Sherri Perry; grandsons, Nicholas and Eric Perry; granddaughters, Deidre Pence, Elizabeth and Emily Perry; two great-grandsons; brother, Kenneth Smithline; sister, LaVerne Locey; step-sister, Phyllis Durose; and step-brothers, Dale and Greg Durose., Her husband, Hiram Perry, her parents, Elbert and Vivian Smithline and her step-mother, Helen Smithline, preceded her in death., A celebration of Merle's life will be held Mon., May 16, at 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene, 12401 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686., The family has requested donations to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton MA 01061-0515 in lieu of flowers., Please sign Merle's guest book at:



Merlene L. Ballard

Merlene L. BALLARD Merlene Lenore Ballard 'Nona' was born February 5, 1918 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She passed away on May 8, 2011 on Mother's Day. She was preceded in death by her parents Lucille and Ralph Cox, and her sister Audine Cantwell. Merlene graduated From Northeastern State Teachers College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She taught elementary school, married a young doctor and together as Methodist Church missionaries they took their three young children to Pakistan. In Pakistan and then India they added two more children to their family. A busy mother, she raised the five children in the Burien area. Merlene's next career started in 1965 when returning from a European vacation; she became a travel agent for the Holiday House Travel, specializing in European travel. She enjoyed seeing the world, taking notes wherever she went so she could add special experiences to personalize her clients' trips. Merlene enjoyed a rich life that touched so many. When grand-children came along she became 'Nona' to all and was happiest when surrounded by generations of family during gatherings at Judy and Bruce Clibborn's Mercer Island home. Another great joy in her life was her cat Koshka. Over the years, she was a member at Fauntleroy, Normandy Park, and Plymouth Congregational Churches, serving variously as Sunday School Superintendent, secretary of the Plymouth Library Committee and supporter of the Housing Fund. Merlene loved the performing arts. She was active with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Volunteer Corps for many years, enjoyed the Act Theatre, Seattle Rep, Symphony and Pops. She was influential in her children's and grandchildren's appreciation of the performing arts. She is survived by her five children, daughter Judy Clibborn and her husband Bruce, son Bruce and his wife Patrice Kettner, son Paul 'Randy' and his wife Nina Morris, son Jack and his wife Barbara, daughter Jan and her partner Dan Graham, and thirteen grandchildren Matt Rohde, Heather (James), Lisa (Tim), Andrea (David), Erica, Chad (Lindsey), Collin, Dustin, Marc (Emily), Matt Gall, Mikaela, Nicole, Sophia and Anika. She is survived by seven great grandchildren Isaiah, Lilly, Whitney, Blake, Owen, Milo and Fritz. Also surviving are her beloved nephew Larry Cantwell-Cox and niece Patty Fulbright. Merlene was also 'Mom' to many exchange students over the years as she raised her family. Eric Dorff of Germany and Ingemar Blomgren of Sweden are two who have remained family friends for over 40 years. Many thanks to Alice Nelson who was a good friend looking out for Nona and Koshka at Exeter House. The family also wishes to thank the staff of Exeter House and Evergreen Hospice. A celebration of Nona's life will be held at 2pm on Saturday May 21, 2011 at Exeter House, 720 Seneca Street, Seattle. At her request her son Jack will sing Amazing Grace and we will drink root beer floats. Nona we love you, we will miss you and we will carry your stories and spirit for generations to come. Memorials may be made to: PRCN Foundation, Exeter House Employee Education Grant Program, Attention: Ami Turcotte, Exeter House, 720 Seneca Street, Seattle, WA 98101.



Mildred Elaine McCall

Mildred Elaine (Kennedy) McCall of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 3, 2011, at the age of 96. She was born in Oregon City, OR on May 18, 1914 and lived her whole life in the Camas/Vancouver area. Mildred graduated from Camas High School in 1932, then went on to graduate from Emanuel School of Nursing., She married Robert S. McCall on June 18, 1938. They had been married 66 years when he passed away in 2004., Mildred was a lifelong member of Royal Oaks Country Club, the Ladies Auxiliary and The First United Methodist Church in Vancouver. She volunteered at St. Joseph's/SW WA Medical Center for over 25 years and taught swimming at the Washington State School for the Blind., Mildred is survived by her daughter, Jill Walton; son, Scott (Janice) McCall; grandchildren, Jenifer and Kristin Walton, Katie McCall-Anderson (Jared), and Joe McCall (Cheri); and great-grandchildren, Jobe and Grace Walton and Maryn Anderson., She was preceded in death by her sister, Betsie Lees., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thurs., May 19, 2011 at Fisher's Landing Assisted Living, 17171 SE 22nd Dr., Vancouver., Arrangements entrusted to Wherity Family Funerals & Cremations., Please sign Mildred's guest book at:



Mildred Glidden

Mildred Glidden, mother of Carolyn Glidden Dixon and Sandra Glidden Lind, died February 5, 2011. Her interment will be held at 11 o'clock, Wednesday, May 18, at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Friends and family are invited. 



Naida Gipson

Naida Joan Olsen GIPSON Those of us whose lives were touched by her world will forever be blessed with the memory of this remarkable woman. Her contributions to her family, friends and community have benefited us all. She brightened our hearts with her ever-present, contagious smile. Naida was born in Eureka, California on November 24, 1927. She passed away on May 6, 2011, at home in Tacoma, Washington, after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was the second daughter of Mike and Laura Olsen and the granddaughter of two pioneer families who homesteaded in Humboldt County, California. She graduated from Eureka High School in 1945. After graduating from Humboldt State Collage in Arcata, she began her professional career as a teacher in elementary schools. She was a teacher at Rolf School and then served as its principal until the birth of her son John in 1955. Her marriage to Ken Gipson in 1953 was her life for over fifty-seven years and resulted in three wonderful children and six grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Ken Gipson, her son John Gipson (wife Tamako) and their children Greg and Tracy (husband Jake), her daughter Joan Mezzanatto and her children Mike and Savannah Hays, her daughter Karen Kubota (husband Keith) and their children Emily and Adam. Naida was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who gave priority to her family. She also had many talents that could not be suppressed. Her natural musical ability became apparent at the age of six months when she was discovered to be humming "Ramona" in her baby basket as her mother played it on the piano. This led to a lifetime of musical enjoyment for her and for those who gathered around her at the piano. She was also an outstanding dancer. She could never get enough of dancing. After her children were raised she had time to explore her interests in painting and writing. Her watercolors grace the homes of many family members and friends. She has written two novels, yet to be published, and numerous articles for the Humboldt Historian, the official publication of the Humboldt County Historical Society, for which she was a contributing editor for many years. This lady who loved and was loved by so many will be forever remembered. In her honor there will be a memorial service and celebration of her life on May 22, 2011 at the Browns Point Improvement Club located at: 201 Tom-A-Wan-DA Ave NE, Browns Point, Washington 98422. The service and celebration will begin at 1:00 p.m. and food will be served. Those who wish to share their memories of Naida will have the opportunity at this event.



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Olive L. Buob

Our beloved Mother passed from death into eternal life, Friday morning, May 6th. Olive was born in Bossburg, WA, on Feb. 12, 1918. She was one of six children born to Charles and Edna Chollet. She attended a country school until the family moved to New York during the depression. After five years, they returned to the country near Colville and Olive graduated from Colville High School. She married Ted Buob in 1939. They farmed outside Colville until Ted's retirement in the late 60's. Olive was a life member of the Stevens Co. Historical Society, member of Meyers Falls Home Ec Club, and an active member of the 1st Baptist Church in Colville for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Ted, in 1981. Olive is survived by her daughter, Beverly Rhodes and her son-in-law, Bill Rhodes of Spokane; a sister, Charlotte Peterson of Spokane; nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Trudi Johnson., She is today with her Lord and Savior in Paradise and will live in our hearts always. "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.", A private burial will be in Colville with a celebration of her life to be held at Minnehaha Covenant Church in June. Online guestbook at



Orville Hays

Orville Hays Orville Hays, age 90, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 in Ferndale, WA. He was born in Bellingham on February 23, 1920 to Asahel Warner and Flota (Ambrose) Hays. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. A service will be held at a later date. Please share your thoughts and memories of Orville in the online memorial guest book at



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Patricia S. Jackson

Patricia S. Jackson, resident of Lakewood, WA, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2011., Mrs. Jackson was born in Shreveport, LA on December 31, 1926. She graduated at the age of 19 with a degree in journalism from Baylor University, Waco, TX. She married Robert Jackson of Fort Worth, TX in 1947. Mrs. Jackson later obtained her Master's degree in Library Sciences from Geneseo State University in upstate NY., She was a librarian for many years and in 1972 began a career with the United States Senate staff rising to the position of Director of Programs and Administration for the Republican Conference Committee from which she retired in 1985. After joining her husband in Japan, where he served in an Energy Department assignment, they retired to the Pacific Northwest where they spent the last 22 years. Mrs. Jackson volunteered her time for local libraries and served as the President of the Sno-Isle Library System Board of Directors until 2000., Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert M. Jackson; her sons, Gordon Jackson (Cheryl), of Burke, VA and Kenneth Jackson (Regina), of Mesa, AZ; her daughter, Jeri Cranney (Frank), of North Bend, WA; their five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA. Burial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.



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Pearl B. Major

MAJOR, Pearl B., Born 12/5/1916 in Colville, WA; Passed away 5/11/2011, She has lived in Washington State all her life, the past 42 years in Clayton, WA. Preceded in passing by her husband Loran S. Major and daughter Lorna L. Clough. Survived by her sister Garnet Dana of Spokane; sons Stanley Major, Coulee City, WA, Gordon Major, Spokane Valley WA, Gary Major, Phoenix AZ, Tom Major, Castelgar, BC, Terry Major, Pierceville, KS; and daughter Lori Marchesi, Spokane Valley, WA; many grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren. Pearl wanted to thank all her family and friends for a long and loving life. In lieu of flowers, Pearl and family request that donations be made to Hospice of Spokane, WA.



Peter Paul Piper Jr.

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Randall B. Fowler

Randall B. FOWLER Randall B. Fowler, age 57, of Des Moines, Washington passed away on May 9th, 2011. For full obituary and service information go to 



Randi (Espedal) Anderson

Randi Anderson, 80, passed away May 9, 2011 at Bethany at Silver Lake. She was born August 3, 1930 in Aberdeen, WA to Albert and Bergit Espedal., Randi grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from J.M. Weatherwax High School in 1948, where she became its FIRST Homecoming Queen in her senior year. She married Donald E. Anderson on October 22, 1949., Randi went to school to learn how to decorate cakes and became very proficient at her trade. She worked at Albertsons as a cake decorator for many years. Randi was very artistic. She enjoyed painting, crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed fishing and boating., Randi was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on November 23, 1960. She enjoyed sharing her faith with others and her hope of someday living on a paradise earth., Randi is survived by her children, Reginald (Janet) Anderson, Gary (Karen) Anderson, Shelly Anderson and Sonja West; grandchildren, Raymond, Laura, Jessica, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Joshua and Ashley; great-grandson, Wesley; brother, Bernard Espedal; sister, Ellen (Terry) Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends., She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; brother, Thor, sister, Barbara; and granddaughter, Amber., The family would like to thank Randi's caretakers for their kindness and the caring attitude they showed toward Randi during her stay at Bethany at Silver Lake. The family would also like to express their thanks to all the friends for their support during this time., A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1002 13th St., Snohomish, WA., A private family gathering will be held afterward.



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.



Raymond E. Follett

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Ricci Ahrens

Ricci Rigotti AHRENS A light went out on April 18th when Ricci Ahrens of Bellevue passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was 86 years old. Ricci was a beautiful, elegant, European woman. We will all miss her effervescent, bigger than life personality. Born in Europe, this full blooded Italian made everyone feel like royalty and she will be dearly missed by all. In her early life she lived in Italy and then moved to Germany where she survived over 24 bombings during WW II. In 1949 she met dashing US Air Force Lieutenant George Ahrens and a lifelong love affair was born. Married in Germany in 1951 they lived a military life, entertaining Counts and Countesses, traveling and living all over the world. They lived in Seville, Spain as well as Maine, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. Eventually they settled in Bellevue in 1967. Ricci endeared everyone she met and became a friend and mentor to all. It was impossible not to love Ricci. From her daughter Kim Ahrens Gunning, to her two beautiful granddaughters, Laura and Morgan to whom she was 'Nona', to her son-in-law whom she affectionately named 'John Boy', to her friends around the world, everyone agreed she was a special woman. Ricci was gracious to all the people she touched in her life and she always let everyone know how special they were to her. Memorable and classic, always dressed to the nines in hats, leopard prints, sunglasses, fashionable suits and gold jewelry, Ricci always made an entrance! She always looked sensational and was one of a kind. It's hard to imagine a world without Ricci but she clearly lives on in her daughter, granddaughters and her courageous husband George. Ricci proudly was a breast cancer survivor. The family suggests remembrances in her honor can be made to Susan G Koman For the Cure Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held in Sammamish on Friday, 8/5/2011. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's guest book at



Richard Eugene Fields

FIELDS, Reverend Richard Eugene "Dick", Born August 3, 1939 and went to be with our Lord peacefully May 11, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Dick became an Ordained Evangelical Minister in 1996 and volunteered his time at the VA Medical Center for a number of years. He was proud of the fact that he could make others be at peace with God. Dick served in the U.S. Air Force. Survived by his former wife Sharon Kay Fields with whom he was with for over 45 years; five daughters, Fawn Fields-Nelson - Mukilteo, WA, Margo Searls - Wilsonville, Ore, Shannon Stone (Tom) - Spokane, WA, Mary Fields - Allenstown, NH, Jeni Murphy (Tim) - Spokane, WA; three sons, Scott Fields (Brenda) - Spokane, WA, Matthew Francis - Kyllberg, Germany, Wade Fields - Spokane, WA; 14 grandchildren, Dru Searls (Amy), - Spokane, WA, Rachelle Searls (Orrin) - Shelton, WA, Justin Fields (Ali) - Boise, ID, Brittany Fields, Concord, NH, Shari Fields - Old Orchard Beach, ME, Michael Nelson - Mukilteo, WA, Sara Stone - Spokane, WA, Rickie Fields (Leah) -" Spokane, WA, Samie Fields -" Spokane, WA, Ashlee Nelson -" Mukilteo, WA, Dylon Fields -" Spokane, WA, Alyssa Fields - Spokane, WA, Lilly Francis - Kyllberg, Germany, Cohen Murphy - Spokane, WA; and 17 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sister Janet Byzewski (Bob) - Yorktown, VA. There were two other men in Dick's life that Dick thought of as his sons, Mike Nelson of Spokane, WA and Terry Brodbeck of Green Bay, WI. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three children Tammy, Jay and Kellee Fields, his parents Samuel O. Fields and Bernice B. Anderson, his brother Wayne H. Fields and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of Dick's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home.



Richard J. Harrison

Richard J. Harrison, 83, passed away on May 11, 2011 in Everett, WA. Richard was born on July 4, 1927 in Silvana, WA. He proudly served in the, during the, and worked line construction for 40 years, retiring after 25 years with the Snohomish County PUD. He was a long-standing member of the Madison Community Church. Richard's love of fishing was well known and he would never turn away an opportunity to share his passion with family and friends., He is survived by his wife, Bessie, of 53 years; and four loving daughters, Julie, Beverly, Barbara and Joanne along with their spouses; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He will always be in our hearts!, The family wishes to express our heart-felt thanks to Sunrise View Convalescent Center staff for their loving care of our Dad., Purdy and Walters with Cassidy (, ) will be handling the funeral arrangements., A private graveside burial will be held at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. A celebration of Richard's life will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 18, 2011 at Madison Community Church, 6900 Wetmore Avenue in Everett., In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a donation be made in Richard's memory to the charity of your choice.



Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Robert G. "Bob" Paschall

Bob passed away peacefully in Everett, WA on May 2, 2011 at the age of 92., His son, Robert M. Paschall, and wife, Melanie, of Everett; his grandson, James R. Paschall, and wife, Siri, of Pullman, WA, survive him. He had many nieces and nephews. He was blessed with numerous friends, many of whom are in AA, and others are members of Cascade View Presbyterian church, in both of which he was actively involved. Bob was also an elder of the church., He was married to his wife, Sally, to whom he was very devoted for over 69 years. She preceded him in death on January 16, 2009. He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the US Navy Seabees in the South Pacific islands., Born in Montana, his family later moved to the Spokane, WA area. He and Sally moved to Vancouver, WA about 1970 where he took a job working for Washington State as a heavy-duty mechanic. About 35 years ago, he was transferred to Everett, WA where he resided to end of his life., He and Sally's remains will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery, and a memorial service in his honor is tentatively planned for June 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Cascade View Presbyterian church of Everett., The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Elizabeth's Cottage Care Adult Family Home where he lived for almost two years until his passing., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home, Everett, WA.



Robert Lee Dugwyler Sr.

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Roberta Corets

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



Rochelle L. Carlton

Rochelle L. CARLTON Rochelle, age 74, passed peace fully with her family by her side on 4/29/11. She is survived by her children, Cynthia, Debra & Philip; grandchildren, Tamara, Chelsey, Cameron & Melissa; great-grandchildren, Moniah, Aaron & Aubrie; brother, Bobby, sisters, Donna, Shirley & Teri; her special love, Gordy; and many family & friends. Memorial Service 5/24/11, Grace Lutheran Church, Des Moines, WA at 1:00 pm.



Roland Curtis Friberg

Roland Curtis FRIBERG "Rollie" was born July 12, 1922 in Dooley, MT to Nevada Atherton and Charles August Friberg being the youngest of 6 children. He passed over on April 29, 2011 at his home in Maple Valley, WA. and is survived by a daughter Lynette, son-in-law Michael and sister, Loretta. He grew up in Coeur d'Alene, ID, joined the Idaho National Guard in 1939, was called into the Army in 1940, stationed at Fort Lewis, WA until 41 and shipped overseas serving in 7 campaigns until 1945; Australia became his favorite place. He returned to Spokane, WA and moved to Seattle, WA in 1958 where he owned Evergreen Well Drilling Company. His interests included travel, geology, genealogy, building, canning, baking and playing cards with his many friends. His humor & joy of life will be missed by all. There will be no service but a private Life Celebration gathering. Donations in Rollie's memory may be made to Seattle Hospice, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108.



Rosemarie Lee

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Russell A. Hillman

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Russell Blatchford

Russell Blatchford of Victorville, CA went home to be with the Lord on April 24, 2011., Russell was born in Wenatchee, WA on September 8, 1946 to Morley and Maxie Blatchford., Russell grew up in Everett, WA and joined the U.S. Army in 1963 until 1966. He worked at Scott Paper Co. for 15 years. In 1982, he re-entered the U.S. Army and retired at Ft. Irwin, CA in 2001. He worked for Range Control on the MOUT team., Russell enjoyed being outdoors with family and friends camping, fishing and kayaking. His passion was shooting guns and rifles. He was a member of the West Victor Valley Gun Club in Adelanto, Ca., Russell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rosalie; son, Quinton and his wife Melissa; and sister, Gayle (Blatchford) Messersmith and her husband Al., Funeral Service will be held at 10:15 a.m. on May 20, 2011 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA., The Blatchford family would like to thank the MOUT family team, Goldstone family team, Loma Linda VA Hospital and Calvary Chapel of Hesperia, CA for all your prayers, love and support.



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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Samuel Irving Reed

A Remembrance Gathering will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Olympia Senior Center. Remembrances may be made to the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501. 



Sandra Lee "Sandy" Craddock

Sandra Lee Craddock, resident of Vancouver, WA for the last 15 years, passed away on May 3, 2011, from the complications of a stroke that she suffered on Dec. 2, 2009. Sandy was born on Aug. 24, 1957 in Caldwell, ID. She grew up in Sandy, OR area., Sandy worked and raised her family around Bingen, WA. She worked at Luhr Jensen and in home health care., Sandy is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Amber Phillips (Brad), Mandy Fuller, both of Vancouver and Heather Ramakers of Hood River; three step-daughters; her mother, Thelma of Redmond, OR; two sisters; one brother; and eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her closest of friends, Charlotte Joslin of Spokane., Sandy wanted her spirit to live on by helping science by donating her body to BioGift Anatomical., A memorial service will be held at a later date., Please sign Sandy's guest book at:



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 Ferguson

FERGUSON, Shirley, Of Spokane, WA lost her battle to lung cancer on, May 9, 2011. She was survived by her daughter, Dianna Ferguson of Spokane, WA; her sons, Roger Ferguson, of Couer d' Alene, ID, and Robert Fehrs, of Eureka, CA; grandson, Brandin Ferguson; and her two granddaughters, Ashley and Sarah Ferguson. There will be a "Celebration of Life" for Shirley Ferguson on, July, 1, 2011 at the Club House where she lived.



Shirley Johnson

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Steven D. Carter

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Suzanne (Troyer) MacGillivray

Passed away on April 30, 2011 after a lengthy illness. She was born on August 17, 1924, the daughter of Fanny Gregory and Mervyn Troyer. She grew up in Seattle attending West Queen Anne Elementary School and Queen Anne High School. In 1946 Suzanne graduated in Art History from the, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a June bride marrying Donald K. MacGillivray shortly after graduation. They honeymooned at Pebble Beach and then moved to Don's hometown of Spokane where she would reside for the next 65 years. Suzanne had six children, the first of which was born in 1947. She was a typical housewife of a bygone era. The doors to the house were never locked as she always welcomed her children's friends. She participated in her children's activities as well as various sports. Some of her favorite activities were piling the kids into the car and heading for the lake in the summer and the ski slopes in the winter. She also loved golfing with Don. Volunteering with the Junior League kept Suzanne busy as well. Through the years, she never lost her interest in art as she continued to paint portraits and landscapes. She brought a creative presence to her family's lives. She also influenced her husband's creative and innovative home designs, several of which won national awards. Being married to a home builder, designer and a real estate developer she resided in many different South Hill homes; one of which was featured in Town & Country magazine. After her husband's passing in 1983 and her last child graduated from college, she followed in her husband's footsteps and began a successful 18 year real estate career working for Tomlinson Real Estate. She enjoyed the challenges, meeting new clients and driving around looking at houses with her little white poodle, "Peaches." Mom lived each day with joy and enthusiasm. We miss her as she has left us for a new adventure. She will be in our hearts forever. Suzanne is survived by her children Heather Haverfield of Whidbey Island, Scott (Maude) of Los Angeles, Andrew (Cathy) of Spokane, Don of Seattle and Ian of Santa Monica. She also has four grandchildren Drew, Brianna, Graham and Connor. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald in 1983, daughter Heidi in 2008 and sister Hope Troyer in 2011. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John's Cathedral, Grand Blvd. at 12th Ave, on Friday May 20, 2011 at 4:00PM. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Please sign Suzanne's online guestbook at, . Arrangements entrusted to



Teresa A. Johnston

JOHNSTON, Teresa A., Teddy was born October 13, 1919 in Seattle, Washington and came to Spokane with her husband, Bob, in 1968. She passed away peacefully at Hospice House of Spokane on Friday, May 6, 2011. She is survived by sons, Daniel of Hayden, Idaho and Craig and his wife, Stevie, of Spokane. She also leaves two grandsons, Jake Johnston of Seattle and Scott Johnston and his wife, Alice, of Kirkland. The family would like to express their deepest thanks for the kind and loving care Teddy received at Hospice House. At her request, no services will be held. She will be interred with her husband, Bob, at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST. in SPOKANE .



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Thomas P. Giere

Thomas P. GIERE Thomas Peter Giere, 69, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011 at his home in Auburn, WA. One of three children, Pete (as he was always known) was born April 3, 1942 to the late Dr. Ellis K. and Rose A. Giere in Ellensburg, WA. He graduated high school from Tacoma's Bellarmine Prep in 1960 and went on to complete his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, earning a BA in English in 1964. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a an ROTC cadet while at Georgetown and served in the United States Air Force from 1964-1968, attaining the rank of Captain. Upon completing his tour of duty, Pete attended law school at the University of Washington, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1971 and becoming a member of the Order of the Coif, an honor society reserved for those law students graduating in the top 10% of their class. After a stint as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Pete joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as Chief Counsel, working in the Anchorage, Portland, and Seattle offices until his retirement in 2000. He was preceded in death by sister Nan (1935-1987) and is survived by brother John W. Giere of Dillon, MT; wife Karla J. Giere of Auburn; sons Peter E. Giere of Renton, Gregory A.K. Giere of Seattle, and Troy P. Moss of Auburn; as well as daughter Tonia M. Moss of Sumner and five grandchildren. A viewing will be held Tuesday, May 17 from 4-7pm at Yahn & Son Funeral Home in Auburn, WA ( and the memorial service will be Wednesday, May 18 at 1pm, also at Yahn & Son. A private urn committal will be held Friday, May 20 at Tahoma National Cemetery.



Vicki Lynn Kinman

Vicki Lynn Hull Kinman passed away in Vancouver, WA on May 1, 2011 at the age of 67. She was born in Seattle, WA on July 1, 1943., Memorial services will be held on May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Word of Life Church at 716 West 17th St., Vancouver, WA 98660., Contributions can be made to the, Arrangements entrusted to Davies Cremation & Burial Services., Please sign Vicki's guest book at:



William Allen Baldwin Sr.

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William L. Koch

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Yolanda Malvini

Yolanda was born January 14, 1928 to Teresa and Joseph DiSalvo. She joined older siblings Rose, Mae, Louis and Dolly at the home. As the youngest child in this boisterous family she doted on her mother and the feeling was returned. In her teen years she met and married Basil Hartley. This union brought forth son Mark and daughter Louise. Following their divorce she married Richard Malvini. She spent several years giving out her knowledgeable style advice while working in women's clothing shops in the Willow Glen area. She was a resident of San Jose most of her life, mainly in the Willow Glen area, as well as having a home in Indian Wells, CA. She enjoyed travel, dancing and music. She delighted in various artistic expressions and her family. She LOVED golf. As her health declined and she was forced to give up golf her world became much more insular. Following Richard's death she moved to Spokane Valley, WA, where she passed away on April 27, 2011. She is survived by sister Mae LoBue, sister-in-law Francis DiSalvo, son Mark (Roberta) Hartley of Newman Lake, WA, daughter Louise (Martin) Brown of Eagle River, AK and grandchildren Brandi Burkhead, Asia Burkhead, Amanda Hartley, Ross Hartley, Joshua Cooper, Dienne Cooper, Christina Brown and Jacob Brown. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher's Church, 1576 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Spokane Right to Life, 111 E. Central Ste. D, Spokane, WA 99208.



Yolanda Thomas

Yolanda Thomas of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 3, 2011 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House. She was born in Panama and came to the United States when she was first married., Yola worked at Frito Lay over 26 years., She is survived by her son, Kenneth Jo Francisco, Jr. (Shelly) and granddaughter, Khya., She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Dale, in 2008., A private service will be held at a later date., Please sign Yola's guest book at:



Zeta Mae "Mike" Dodge

Zeta Mae "Mike" DODGE Zeta Mae "Mike" Dodge passed away Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Richmond Beach Rehabilitation Center in Richmond Beach, WA. Mike was born April 20, 1922 to Thomas and Anna Bracken in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Along with her nine brothers and sisters, she spent most of her childhood helping to run a large sugar beet farm and cattle ranch in Wyoming. Mike Dodge graduated from the University of Nebraska and came to Seattle to attend the Virginia Mason School of Nursing. She practiced her specialty as a surgical nurse in Riverside, CA, and in Seattle at Virginia Mason Hospital until her marriage to Dr. Harold T. Dodge, a cardiologist at the University of Washington Medical School. They raised a son and daughter mostly in the Seattle area. As Dr. Dodge became renowned in heart research, they entertained world visitors, and they themselves traveled widely to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Mexico. Consequently, Mike became quite adept at giving multicultural dinner parties. Some of the highlights for both she and her husband of 48 years were dancing and enjoying fine dining at many of Seattle's excellent restaurants. Also, she enjoyed entertaining friends and family at their Hood Canal cabin. In 1965, Mike was able to return to nursing when she and some of her friends formed the Active Reserve Registered Nurses and worked at Virginia Mason Hospital on a temporary basis to fulfill a severe nursing shortage. After the death of Dr. Dodge in 1999, she continued her volunteer work with the American Heart Association and University of Washington medical associations. She later continued to entertain at the University House. Most recently, Mike had enjoyed attending the Seattle Symphony. She is survived by her son, Tracy and wife Linda of Bothell and daughter, LaVonne "Dolly" Helt and husband Mark of Lynden, WA; her grandchildren Patrick, Shaun, Heather and Erin; and great-grandchildren Krista, Colin, Riley, Trevor, Cameron, Preston and Brynn. Mike is also survived by her twin brothers in Arizona, Dr. John Bracken and Tom Bracken. Mike Dodge will have a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 21, at the University House located at 1325 North Allen Place in Seattle. A social reception starts at 3:30 p.m. and a service will be at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harold T. Dodge-John L. Locke Endowed Chair at the University of Washington, UW Medicine Advancement office, Campus Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195 or to the American Heart Association (Washington State Chapter).

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