Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/17/2011



Allen Hatfield, 87, died peacefully on May 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of the family home in Anacortes Washington., Born in Hoquiam, Washington on January 27, 1924, ALLEN BURKE HATFIELD was given 3 last names, the first and middle being his grandmother's. His parents, Clyde and Virginia (Allen) Hatfield, lived in a logging camp, but his mother went to Hoquiam for the birth., Allen was a popular and outstanding student at Hoquiam High School. He enjoyed playing football on a particularly good team, beating Hoquiam's rival team of Aberdeen. Prior to entering college, Allen labored in the woods as a logger, an occupation which convinced him of the importance of education. Initially he attended what was then Washington State College and pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity., His college education was interrupted by, when he entered the U.S., . He became an officer and narrowly missed being a part of the Battle of the Bulge. At the conclusion of the war, he was assigned to Korea for a year as a military governor, an interesting experience which created a lifetime fondness for the Asian culture., Allen's military experience took him to Texas where he met and married his first wife, Bobbye Lee Raley of Tyler, TX., Upon his discharge from the army, he returned to his beloved northwest with his wife and child and entered the, . After exploring several interest areas, he wisely settled on accounting, graduating in 1949 with a BBA degree. During that time he was awarded a teaching fellowship and elected to Phi Beta Kappa and other honorary fraternities. Rather than continue on with a master's degree, he accepted a position with the accounting firm of Stratford Visse & Company in Portland, OR. His first assignment took him to their Medford, Oregon office where his career as a CPA took off. One of his first clients was Harry & David. The firm merged with Haskins & Sells which was later to become Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and then Deloitte Touche, a CPA firm of international scope. Allen was transferred to Portland where he became an audit partner in the firm. Allen handled many large clients such as Jantzen, US Bank, Tektronix, Idaho Power and many others. During that time he held numerous volunteer positions in the community such as United Way and, He also was active in the Oregon Society of CPA's, eventually becoming president of that organization., Unfortunately Allen's wife passed away early on, but he carried on in his career and community obligations. One of his volunteer positions was as President of Waverly Children's Home where he met an employee, Mary Ann Wachs, whom he later married. They have enjoyed a wonderful life together blending their two families for a total of 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren., One of Allen's lifetime passions was boating. He owned a number of boats most of which were named "HATS OFF", a takeoff on Allen's nickname of "Hat"., Upon retirement from Deloitte Touche, he joined with others to buy into a yacht brokerage in Portland, a business in which both he and MaryAnn worked. Eventually it was time to leave the area and they "followed their boat" as the saying goes to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes, WA. Almost immediately Allen became immersed in the Anacortes community, serving on various civic committees, as a civil service commissioner and AARP volunteer tax preparer and continuing his commitment to Rotary as member of Anacortes Rotary and as a Paul Harris Fellow. Fidalgo Yacht Club was a focal point for the Hatfield's, with its members becoming a second family to them. This expanded their boating experience immeasurably, as well as widening their circle of friends. Allen became commodore of the club in 1995 and during his watch the club developed a plan to create their own clubhouse. Their most memorable boating experience was when Allen and MaryAnn cruised on their HATS OFF to Alaska, a feat which many boaters do, but, because they were novices and went alone, it was for them quite an adventure., Allen is survived by his wife, MaryAnn and daughter Kathryn Bennett (wife of Rick), Anacortes, son Gary Hatfield (husband of Sherrie), Bellingham, step-sons Andrew Wachs (husband of Colleen) and David Wachs (husband of Lisa), both of Bend, OR and step-daughter Susan Howard, Tucson, AZ. Grandchildren are Lisa Bennett Knowles, Shani Hatfield Anderson, Stefani Bennett Gibson, Brook Ann Hatfield, Grant Howard, Macks Howard, Lucas Wachs, and Kirby Wachs. Great-grandchildren are Alischa Hatfield Anderson, Katie Knowles, Bennett, Maguire and Coleman Gibson. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law Jerry & Jean Reynolds of Terre Haute, Indiana and two sisters Linda Packham (Mrs. John) of Camarillo, CA. and Sandra (Mrs. Mike) Kaiser as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews., The family is grateful for the skilled and supportive care provided to Allen by Skagit Adult Day Care, Homeplace, the staff of Home Instead and Hospice of the Northwest., Memorial donations may be made to the, , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Hospice of the Northwest Foundation, P.O Box 1376, Mount Vernon WA 98273., A special gathering to remember Allen will be held at 2:00 pm on May 21, 2011 at the Skyline Beach Club, 6041 Sands Way Anacortes, WA 98221., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Allen, please sign the online guest register at



Alan P. Buchanan

Alan P. BUCHANAN Alan passed on to the Lord on May 6th, 2011 after surviving a long and hard three years with ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease. Alan was born November 5th, 1957 in Yakima, WA to Lynn and Janet Buchanan. Alan lived in Yakima until the ageof 17 attending High School at Eisenhower Sr. High until he moved with his mom and sister to Irvine, CA, where he graduated from University High School in 1976. He is survived by his father Lynn Buchanan (Connie Buchanan); brothers William Buchanan (Vicky Buchanan), David Buchanan (Teresa Headrick); sister Christi Anderson (Steven Anderson); nieces and nephews Alyia Carrigan (Josiah), Jonathan Anderson (Nicci), William Anderson, Stephanie Anderson, Benjamyn Buchanan, and Andrew Buchanan; great nephew Brogan, great nieces Kieva and Kyrie, and his long time partner Frances Morgan and her daughter Rachel Morgan. He was preceded in death by his mother Janet R Buchanan. Please see memorial service and guestbook at www.asacredmoment.com.



Alice Mae Berlin

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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.




Reflected, In the eye of the dragon-fly, The distant hills, ~Issa, Ben Griffin passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. He was born in Roslyn, N.W. On March 18th, 1931, living in the NW for 30 years and a veteran of the, . Mary Lou, his wife of 54 years and soulmate, was by his side - family nearby., His path now is unknown, but creative and dynamic for sure....., Ben had been a Realtor in the Valley and taught at the college for years., There will be a private family gathering soon. Any memorial contributions may be made to the Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary or the Friendship House., He is survived by sons Stephen Griffin and his wife Christine of Bellingham, Jeff Griffin and his wife Tiffani of Ashland, Oregon; daughter Jennifer Griffin and her partner Sheila of Mendocino, California; and 4 grandchildren.




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Blanche Dunkin

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Bob Parkerson

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Buford Dorr

Buford DORR Buford Dorr, born March 21st, 1914 in Portland, Oregon, passed away May 4th, 2011 in Lynnwood, WA. He is survived by wife, LaVerne, son Jeffrey of Camano Island and daughter LaRene Mittleider and Patricia Gibson, both of Lynnwood, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial service May 21st at Green Lake Church at 4PM. 6350 East Northgate Way N Seattle 98103.




Carl Detwiler age 50, passed away May 11, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA., At his request no services will be held., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 




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Constance I. "Connie" Bell-Burrows, 77, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle., Connie was born on July 3, 1933 in Dolores, Colorado, the daughter of Tillman C. & Vera (Utke) Periman., She was raised in Colorado until the age of 12 when the family moved to Boise, Idaho where she completed her education. She then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving her country during the Korean Conflict., After her discharge she made her home in California where she married, raised her family and worked as an accountant., She made her home in several communities in California, lived in Alaska for several years and in 1972 she moved to Seattle., In April of 1994 she was united in marriage to Frank Burrows in Seattle and they made their home at Hermosa Beach near Marysville. She continued working as an accountant in the Seattle area and for over 10 years was an accountant for Metro, retiring in 2000. They moved to Sedro-Woolley in 2005., Connie was very active in and a Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and the founding member of one of the chapters of the Red Hat Society in Marysville., She is survived by her husband, Frank at the family home in Sedro-Woolley; her two sons, Russ Bell and his wife, Cindy of Lynden, WA and Randy Bell and his partner, Dick Baker of Scottsdale, AZ; two grandsons, Ian and Conner Bell; three step-children, Sue Burrows of Mount Vernon and Tony Burrows and Michael Burrows, both of Oak Harbor, WA; and numerous extended family members., She was preceded in death by her parents, Tillman & Vera Periman; and a brother, Dick Periman., The family requests that memorials be made to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 in memory of Connie., A Life Celebration Fellowship Gathering will be held at the family home, 107 North Ball Street in Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 1 to 4 PM. All are encouraged to wear red or purple in honor of Connie., Private inurnment will be at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery., Services and cremation are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Connie and sign the online guest register at




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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.



Constance I. "Connie" Bell-Burrows

Constance I. "Connie" Bell-Burrows, 77, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, WA passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle., Connie was born July 3, 1933 in Dolores, CO, the daughter of Tillman C. & Vera (Utke) Periman. She was raised in Colorado until the age of 12 when the family moved to Boise, ID where she completed her education. She then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving her country during the Korean Conflict., After her discharge she made her home in California where she married, raised her family and worked as an accountant. She made her home in several communities in California, lived in Alaska for several years and in 1972 she moved to Seattle., In April of 1994 she was united in marriage to Frank Burrows in Seattle and they made their home at Hermosa Beach near Marysville. She continued working as an accountant in the Seattle area and for over 10 years was an accountant for Metro, retiring in 2000. They moved to Sedro-Woolley in 2005., Connie was very active in and a Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and the founding member of one of the chapters of the Red Hat Society in Marysville., She is survived by her husband, Frank at the family home in Sedro-Woolley. Her two sons, Russ Bell and his wife, Cindy of Lynden, WA and Randy Bell and his partner, Dick Baker of Scottsdale, AZ. Two grandsons, Ian and Conner Bell. Three step-children, Sue Burrows of Mount Vernon and Tony Burrows and Michael Burrows, both of Oak Harbor, WA and numerous extended family members., She was preceded in death by her parents, Tillman and Vera Periman and a brother, Dick Periman., The family requests that memorials be made to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 in memory of Connie., A Life Celebration Fellowship Gathering will be held at the family home, 107 North Ball Street in Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 1 to 4 p.m. All are encouraged to wear red or purple in honor of Connie. Private inurnment will be at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery., Services and cremation are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Connie and sign the online guest register at



DEATH NOTICE: Edward G. Weber

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Edward G. Weber, 82, of Colton, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. The Rosary will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Colton followed by an 11 a.m. Memorial Mass.Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



Darlene J. McMillan

Darlene J. McMillan, 77 of Everett, WA died May 15, 2011 in Sedro-Woolley. Mrs. McMillan had been a long time resident of Everett. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Pinehurst Baptist Church, 1902 Madison St. in Everett. She will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Arrangements under the care of Solie's Funeral Home and Crematory in Everett.



David Joseph Shore

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



Debra Kay "Debi" Berry

Debi Berry, 56, Vancouver, WA, passed away from heart problems., She worked for 38 years for Graphic Packaging Int. in Portland, OR., Debi is survived by her fiancé, Max Partridge; mother, Ruth Berry; brothers, Bruce and Max; and sister, Barbie., She was preceded in death by her father, Edward., Debi was laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Debi's guest book at:



Delmont "Del" Ulrich

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



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!



Dorothy Jane Brown

Monday, May 16, 2011 2:00 PM 

Jane Brown, age 80, died at home in Tonasket, WA on May 12, 2011, four months after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Jane was born on October 8, 1930, in Wenatchee, WA to Clarence and Dorothy Travis. When Jane was in eighth grade, her family bought an orchard and moved to Tonasket, where she spent the rest of her life.



Dr. Harold Oswald

Dr. Harold Oswald, long time respected dentist and resident of Bellingham, passed away peacefully in his home on May 13th, at the age of ninety. He joins the ranks of our greatest generation heroes who have "slipped the surly bonds of earth, to touch the face of God." Raised in Tacoma, Washington, by Volga German immigrant parents, George and Mary Oswald, Harold was the youngest of eleven children. After the start of




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Edna Amy (Cawsey) White

Edna Amy (Cawsey) White was born December 19, 1929 in Vancouver, B.C. and died Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Everett, WA with family lovingly at her side. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. then worked for the Canadian government in Victoria as a stenographer. She married Ernest White in Toronto, Ontario. They eventually moved to Seattle, WA where they raised their family. Though they returned to Canada to live in Prince George, most of her adult life was spent in Shoreline, WA. She moved to the Mill Creek/Everett, WA area in her later years., Edna is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest., She is survived by her children, Stephen, Jonathan, Carol Ann Russo (David) and Susan (Gary); and by her sister, Doris Moody, in Vancouver, B.C. She also leaves four grandchildren; and one great grandchild, all who live in Washington State. She also leaves behind a long line of people who have been touched by God's love through knowing her sweet and gentle spirit., She had great compassion for the suffering and underprivileged and enjoyed giving what she could to charities she felt would make a difference in the lives of others. Edna lived simply but lived generously., She enjoyed history, nature, science and discovering new topics of interest. She enjoyed music and loved to play the piano. She wrote poetry, some silly and some profound. Edna was a dedicated wife and loving mother. She loved being a mom and gave it everything she had. So, it is poetic that she left this earth on Mother's Day. Her work was done, she had loved us all well and was ready to go to her reward and meet her Savior face to face., Loved by people wherever she went, she will be greatly missed. Our loss is Heaven's gain., Services will be on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA 98036., If you knew Edna and wish to send your regards, her children welcome any words you may wish to share. They may be sent to PO Box 14208, Mill Creek, WA 98082.



Edward D. Spangler

Edward D. Spangler, 77, a resident of Everett, WA passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Everett. He was born in Williston, ND June 14, 1933 to David and Johanna Spangler., Edward served three years in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Scott Paper Mill after 34 years. His hobbies he enjoyed were fishing and gardening. Edward was a grandfather that greatly enjoyed all his grandchildren and family., Edward is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette, of 32 years; daughter, Tonya (Curley), Laura, Kim (Butch); stepchildren, Debbie (Mel), Laurie, Eddie (Kathi); grandchildren, Stacy, Dawn, DT, Leslie, Melissa, Doug, Katrena, LeRoy, Amber, Elizabeth, Micha; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Spangler; sisters, Ruth, Agnus, Doris, and Sharon., There will be a viewing at 2 p.m. Tuesday May 17, 2011 at the Evergreen Funeral Home in Everett. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 also at Evergreen Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guest book at



Eleanor E. Natta

Eleanor E. (DeMarco) Natta passed away with her four daughters at her side. Her struggle with colon cancer is over and she is now watching over us from heaven., Eleanor's greatest gift was her love and compassion for others. Many arrived at the Natta farm unannounced and were always welcomed with open arms and a seat at the kitchen table to enjoy some of Eleanor's wonderful cooking or baked goods. Each would share their hopes, dreams, and worries to a nurturing ear. Eleanor was a woman of much wisdom and always knew what the "other" needed. She loved her family and friends unconditionally., Eleanor loved good food, good music and a good bargain. Her garden was where she went to unwind, tending to her tomato plants and flowers., Eleanor is survived by her four daughters and son-in-laws, Nicoletta Natta-Graf and Steve Graf, Madeline and Dan McGrew, Lillie and Kirby Lott, and Mary and Blake Weishaar; her seven grandsons, Ryan, Nic, Victor, Chris, Brian, Matthew, and Andrew; and her granddaughter-in-law, Meagan., She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1989., Memorial contributions can be made in her name to The Ray Hickey House, 2112 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver 98661., A memorial service will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 218 West 12th Street, Vancouver, Fri., May 20, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., Please sign Eleanor's guest book at:



Eleanor Vera Mordhorst

Eleanor Vera Mordhorst passed away May 9, 2011 at Regency Harbor Care in Oak Harbor, WA at the age of 94. She was born June 3, 1916 in Wilson Creek, WA to Harry and Rose Hirschel. Her mother passed away early in her life and she and her older brother were raised by her father and grandfather on the family farm near Wilson Creek. She told stories about helping with the farm work and driving teams of horses. Her aunts, Clara Mordhorst and Esther Dohrn, played a significant role as the female influences in her life., She attended Wilson Creek country schools and graduated Wilson Creek High School. She then attended Kinman Business School in Spokane, WA and the, , Seattle, focusing on business studies., In 1937 she married Boyd Mordhorst, also of Wilson Creek, and they started their married life in Grangeville, Idaho, where their only child, Rawson, was born. They moved to Bremerton during WWII and then to Ephrata after the war where they made their home for about 61 years., Using her business education, she worked in the Grant County State Bank and later partnered with her husband, Boyd, working together to build an insurance business in Ephrata until their retirement. She managed the family's farm properties and business interests after her husband's death in 1998., Eleanor had many interests and abilities. She was a member of the Garden Club and had a showplace garden and yard with seasonal flowers of roses, iris, tulips, daffodils, peonies, lilies, and chrysanthe-mums. She used these flower to create altar arrangements and for special occasions for the Methodist Church for many years., She loved music and had a beautiful singing voice. She was a member of the Methodist Church choir for many years, participating in Choir Caper productions and offering special solo music., She gave her time and talents to many organizations including the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, P. E. O. of which she was a member for over 50 years, and the Grant County Historical Society., She loved to embroider, cross stitch, knit and crochet. She was interested in textile and tole painting and produced many plaques, table cloths, napkins and towels. She loved to collect chinaware and glassware and figurines. She was an avid reader of novels and did (and completed) daily crossword puzzles., She was an excellent cook and her goal was to try a new recipe each week. She could make the best pies with wonderful flaky crusts. Cookies and other delights were always available for visitors to enjoy. Her grandchildren always knew where the cookie jar was located. She enjoyed canning many types of fruits, jams and jellies, and pickles. She said it was fun and the array of completed products always gave her a real sense of satisfaction and accomplishment., Her extended family was very important to her, especially her brother's children, Marilyn & Ken Saunders, Bob & Phebe Hirschel, Judy & Bruce Robinson and Linda & Jim Ray, cousins Maxine and Lyle Kerns and Dorothy and Fred Warras, and sister-in-law, Gloria Bloom, in Ellensburg, as well as nieces and nephews Doug Bloom, Fred Bloom, Karen Duffy, Ed Harrison and Kathy Beretich. She loved them all and they were kind and caring to her throughout her life., She is survived by her son Rawson and wife Margaret Mordhorst of Oak Harbor, Washington; granddaughters Liesl Mordhorst of Seattle and Heather and husband Tony Seman of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and great grandsons Aedan and Kyle Seman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Boyd Mordhorst, and a brother, Howard Hirschel., Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the Ephrata United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Ephrata United Methodist Church, to P.E.O., or your favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor



Evelyn Blinn

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Frances L. Bosler

Mom enjoyed traveling with her best friend and husband George, spending time with family and friends, and entertaining in her home. Mom had a smile that touched your heart. And she had a way of making you feel special no matter who you were.



Francine Suzanne Tremblay

Francine Suzanne Tremblay, 90, of Everett, died peacefully May 11, 2011. She was born January 16, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to Louis and Louise Fabian. Her mother died when she was only three years old. In her late teens she and her two sisters often took the El to downtown Chicago to see the opera. Like fashionable young women of the time, they wore beautiful hats and lovely dresses. In her late teens she worked as a window dresser where her obvious artistic skills were showcased. Not much later she was hired as a gift wrapper and window dresser at Stop and Shop in Chicago where her talent did not go unnoticed., Relocating to California in 1949 she contracted with the San Pedro Fisherman's Fiesta to hand-paint a number of five foot tall signs to greet arriving visitors. They were beautiful. The theme she chose was her own original anthropomorphized version of a tuna in festive garb with each sign being unique. The Star-Kist Charlie the Tuna did not come along for ten or more years., A circuitous series of events landed her in Beverly Hills, CA where she opened a gourmet foods shop on Brighton Way called the Elves' Pantry. It was short-lived but she had been noticed. In 1954 Linny's of Beverly Hills hired her and quickly recognized that she was a Gift Designer extraordinaire, and as such, an asset in catering to the Hollywood elite. She was given full rein. Francine enjoyed creating phenomenal one-of-a kind gourmet gift packages for famous patrons like Kirk and Anne Douglas, James and Pamela Mason and John Payne (Miracle on 34th Street)., During her tenure at Linny's she revolutionized gift-wrapping on multiple levels and was a catalyst for pre-packaged bows and gift wrap., By this time Francine had been in two ill-fated marriages that ended in divorce, but blessed her with two children., Francine's journey through life led her to New Jersey in 1960 where she met her soul mate and the love of her life, Paul Tremblay. He was 15 years younger and they were married until his death in 1994. Paul was an engineer for the US Army and in his spare time was in a jazz trio, playing keyboard and standing bass., They enjoyed vacationing in the Berkshires and New England. They were both gourmet cooks and excelled in various artistic mediums. Francine wrote many recipes and was an avid contest-enterer at this time. She won many honors. Most memorable was an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Paris to the La Varenne Gourmet cooking school., Francine belonged to a garden club and studied for three years to become a garden show judge. Self-educated, she was a voracious reader and had a marvelous command of the English language. She was a superb Scrabble player., Francine moved to Everett, WA after the death of her husband, Paul, to be near her children., She is preceded in death by both her parents; her two sisters; her husband; and a grandson., Francine is survived by her son, Lewis Carlson; her daughter, Linda Carlson; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven nieces; and one nephew., She was loved and will be missed., About a month before her death she said, "I've led an interesting and good life, haven't I? When I die, don't cry for me. Celebrate the good things that I did and forgive what I did wrong."



Francis Eugene "Frank" Richards

Of Spokane Valley, WA passed away to eternal life on Thursday, May 12th, 2011. Frank was born on September 3, 1944 and raised in Marquette, MI. He moved to Spokane in 1966 and worked for Krueger's Sheet Metal and Roofing. Frank was a loving dad to three daughters and one son. He was an amazing husband as well as a best friend and brother. He loved to tease and pick on anyone he loved. He gave every inch of his heart and soul to the ones he loved. He was thoughtful, caring, and compassionate. He would go to the ends of the earth for just about anyone. He loved roofing and celebrating holidays with a house filled with family. He was a true honest man in every way. He loved to work on projects and worked hard. He never went a day without that single cup of coffee. He is survived by his wife, Janet Richards; his children: Cynthia (Dustin) Mack, Alisa Choate, Michelle Valdez; his granddaughter, Madison Choate; his sisters, Norine (Fred) Potts and Sharon Hummell; brothers, David (Sue) Richards and Allen Richards. He was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Lois Ann Brower; and his brother, Edward Richards, Jr. Visitation for Frank will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 12:00 PM until 4:30 PM at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.




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Gerhard A. "Gary" Pagenstecher

Passed away May 12, 2011 at his home. He was born October 19, 1938 in Frankfurt, Germany to Cord and Catherine Pagenstecher. Gary was a Vietnam combat veteran who proudly served in the US, for 20 years, followed by two years in the reserves. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Gary is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Wanda Pagenstecher; children, Marie Louise Pagenstecher and Lexie Pagenstecher; grandchildren, Heather, Clay and Bianca; and great grandson, Liam James. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his son, Gary (1995). Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 South Pines Road. Interment will follow with military honors at Pines Cemetery.



Guilford "Gil" Edward Zwight

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Guilford Edward "Gil" Zwight

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Guilford "Gil" Edward Zwight, 86, of Yakima, WA, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Spokane, WA at the Waterford Retirement Community. Gil was born in Hanford, WA on September 3, 1924, as the third son of John and Mary Zwight.



Harry L. Lauder

Harry L. LAUDER Age 74, Born Edmonton, AB, passed away May 13, 2011, from complications of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Survived by wife Olive of 52+ years, son Kevin (Diana), daughter Kerry (Jamil) and 12 grandchildren. Church Builder & Master Carpenter. Celebration of Life May 19th, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Lakeview Free Methodist Church, 9412 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA.



Helen Thorburn (Martin) Tall

Helen Thorburn (Martin) TALL A truly classy lady, Helen maintained her independent spirit right up until her peaceful passing at home at age 87. She was a woman of broad interests who could engage in conversation on almost any topic. She made those around her feel she had a genuine interest in what they had to say, and she always saw the positives in people. Helen loved beautiful things and did her part to add beauty to the world through her garden, lovely home, and her fashion sense. People of every age counted her as their friend and they marveled at her energy and zest for life. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, she attended Queens University and then received her physical therapy degree at McGill University. Her independent spirit led her out west to Vancouver, B.C. and later Seattle, where she practiced PT primarily with polio patients, before marrying and raising her children. An avid fisherman, sports enthusiast, gardener, bird-nurturer and board-game competitor, she had a gift for friendships but most of all treasured time spent with her daughters and grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her parents Agnes and Earl Martin, and siblings Dorothy Young, Marion Staples and Robert Martin, all of Sudbury, as well as her son Robert Martin Tall and husband of many years, Leonard Tall, of Seattle, WA. She is survived by daughters Merideth Tall and Lisa Tall (Bent Kjos) of Mercer Island and 8 grandchildren: Della, Alia, Ramsey, Zane, Jenna, Kari, Leif and Nils. A service to celebrate this quintessentially young-at-heart spirit will be held on Saturday May 21 at 11 am at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, with lunch reception to follow. Helen contributed regularly to many different charities, so please direct remembrances to your charity of choice.



Ida Elizabeth "Angie" Kiehn

Aunt Ida left us to be with her Lord and to be reunited with the love of her life, Uncle Roy., Viewing will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville., Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday the 18, at Cypress Lawn Cemetery off Everett Mall Way, Everett.




Josephine I. Simpkins was born on April 15, 1917 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Thomas & Juanita (Vandervert) Mathews., She entered into rest on May 16, 2011 in Burlington., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, PO Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 where friends may send cards of condolence.



Jackie Lee Bryan

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 5:00 p.m., at Funeral Alternatives Chapel of Memories, 2830 Willamette Drive NE, Lacey 98516. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater 98501.



James Carl "Jim" Brotherton

After recently celebrating his 80th birthday last week, James "Jim" Carl Brotherton passed away May 10, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. He was born in Hood River, OR on May 6, 1931. He lived in Battle Ground, WA for the last 38 years., He served in the United Stated Navy during the, Jim was a computer pioneer and involved in many aspects of the computer industry, retiring at Wagner Mining Co., He had an avid interest in the world around him. As a younger man, Jim's interests led him anywhere from race car driving towards his main interest of growing and hybridizing both rhododendrons and orchids. He had a particular fascination with genetics which led him to raise and breed many various birds, fish, and other types of plants. Other interests included a love for music and a great voice, rock/gem collecting, and spending time with his family. Always an intellectual, he never stopped reading informational text, constantly researching today's medicine/medical research, latest technology, and genetic breakthroughs., He was a self motivated life long learner. His family misses him dearly. Jim is survived by his loving and caring wife of 45 years, Jean; sister, Bette; sons, James Jr. (wife Sylvia), Rick, Scott, Kirk, Michael; and daughter, Karen (husband Troy) Morningstar; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by sister, Jeanne, 2007; brother, Robert., A memorial service will take place on May 19th, 1:00 p.m. at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland, OR in the Meadow. Interment will be at Crawford Cemetery in Battle Ground, WA., Please sign James' guest book at:



James Ganis

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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



John Louis "Uncle Louie" Berner

Passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011, in Colfax, Washington. He was born at the family homestead on April 29, 1914, in St. Andrews, WA to John and Maria Berner. After the family moved to Garfield, WA, John attended school and graduated from Garfield High School in 1934. He then attended Washington State College in Pullman, WA for three and a half years. Following his father's death, he returned to manage the family farm which was now located near Rosalia, WA. John farmed from 1937 until his retirement in 1979. He expressed amazement with the many changes in farming throughout these years, particularly with the increasing size of farms. John was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosalia until moving to Colfax. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for numerous years as well. John was an intelligent, avid follower of the stock market. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, road trips to Oregon in the fall, and long drives with his brother Gene. "Uncle Louie" loved playing cards, board games, homemade meals, and many happy times at the Marie Dowling farm. He was a strong man with a loving heart and steady, tender love toward his family. His remaining family of nieces and nephews will dearly miss his soft smile and gentle nature. Preceded in death by his twin brother Eugene, his sisters Margaret, Amelia, and Marie, brothers-in-law Bill Dowling and Bob David, nephew David Dowling and nephew-in-law Hans Henrickson. A lifelong bachelor, John is survived by nieces and nephews Joanne Barrette (Jack) of Plattsburgh, NY, Dianne Henrickson of Oakesdale, WA, Pat Dowling (Heidi) of Steptoe, WA, Mike Dowling (JoAnn) of Spokane, WA, Dennis Dowling of Rosalia, WA, Monica Schrader (Paul) of Rosalia, WA, and Sharon Loring (Gene) of Albany, OR. Survivors also include thirteen great nieces and nephews. A celebration of John's life will be held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosalia, WA, with a rosary prayer service Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, May 19, at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Rosalia Volunteer Firefighter's Association, P.O. Box 291, Rosalia, WA, 99170. Arrangements are under the care of SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME.



Johnny Brooks Soulier

Johnny Brooks Soulier, 57, of Lake Stevens, WA, died May 14, 2011., Johnny was born May 9, 1954 in Mt. Gilead, OH., Johnny enjoyed fishing, camping and especially coaching his step-sons sports activities like basketball, baseball and football., He was a proud member of the AFSCME Union and worked as a plumber for the city of Everett for 23 years., He was preceded in death by his father, William Fredrick Soulier; his brother, William Fredrick Soulier II; and step-father, Robert Trout., He is survived by his mother, Gertrued Trout; his loving wife, Kathy Soulier; his step-son, Justin Bernett; his sisters, Barbara (John) Fricke, Betty (Ron) Perkins, and Marian (Dan) McBride; and many nieces and nephews., Funeral services will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011., Donations should be made to Children's Hospital in Seattle.



Judy Stickler

Judy Stickler died on May 1, 2011 in Calistoga, CA. Judith Irene (Taylor) Stickler was born in Antioch, California on October 19, 1963 the youngest child of Gerald V. Taylor and Dorothy Irene (Kraft) Taylor. Her siblings are William V. Taylor, Douglas W. Taylor, Caroline V. Taylor, who died shortly after her birth, and Susan D. (Taylor) Chard. The Taylor family lived in Antioch then in 1964 they moved to Sunnyvale, California. They moved to Everett, Washington in the summer of 1967. Judy was very blessed to grow up in the same house until she went off to college, surrounded by a loving family and wonderful neighbors and friends. Judy attended Jefferson Elementary School, Eisenhower Middle School, Cascade High School (class of 1981), all in Everett, Washington, then college at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where she was a proud member of the Cougar marching band and became a dedicated and loyal "Cougar" for the rest of her life. Judy graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, cum laude. After college, she volunteered and worked at the Woodland Park Zoo. In 1988, she was hired at the brand new Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana as a zoo keeper and was there for one year. Then Judy worked at Boeing from 1989 until 2000 as a manufacturing engineering planner. Judy met Patrick Stickler in 1990 when they both worked at Boeing. They were married on June 18, 1994 in West Seattle and lived there for nine years until their moved back to Everett. Judy went back to work at Boeing in 2006. She loved to travel with Patrick, especially to historic sites and National Parks and she loved WSU Cougar football, animals (especially dogs), music, reading, camping, holidays and family gatherings. Judy always felt blessed by the Lord and had a very wonderful life. Now she is with Jesus praising God for all eternity., Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Dorothy Taylor; and sister, Caroline., She leaves behind her beloved husband, Patrick Bickford Stickler; brother and sister-in-law, William and Sue Taylor; brother, Douglas Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Mike Chard; three nephews and one niece-in-law, John and Vanessa Taylor, David Taylor and Andrew Chard., The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Dr. W, Everett., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Judy's name to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County Foundation, 2731 Wetmore Avenue #500, Everett, WA 98201 or at, Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, Everett.



June E. Erickson

June E. Erickson, 88, of Everett, WA passed away February 13, 2011., She was born June 17, 1922 in Bellingham, WA to Joseph and Jessie Means. She married Clarence G. Erickson in Bellingham in January 1944., June was a homemaker, and was active in the Democratic Party from the time of F.D.R. to her work for Hillary Clinton. She enjoyed watching Mariners baseball and was a member of the Country Western Music Association. She also enjoyed baking cookies and carrot cake., June was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence G., her parents, seven sibling and her grandson (Cameron Howard)., She is survived by her children, Bob (Margaret), Dave (Bert), Larry (Denise) and Chris Howard; two sisters-in-law; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., She will miss her Country Music friends and her friends at The Meadows I Apartments, and a special thanks to Sandy. She will greatly miss her lifelong girlfriend Grace Johnson of Sedro Woolley., At her request, no services will be held. A private family service will be held at a later date., Special thanks to Solie Funeral Home.



Kenneth Richard Ferguson

Kenneth Richard FERGUSON He will be loved and remembered forever. Kenny was born November 17, 1956 in Seattle, WA. He passed away peacefully after a long illness May 9, 2011 in Everett, WA. A celebration of life will be held Friday May 27, 2011 at the Volunteers of America (formerly the Martha Lake Community Club) from 3 to 7pm. 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood, WA. Please refer to www.legacy.com for more information.



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, . 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.



Leola Doerflein

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Leslie D. Renecker

Leslie D Renecker passed away May 11, 2011., Visitation will take place on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. There will be a 6:00 p.m. Interfaith Service at the Tribal Center. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tribal Center., Arrangements are entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.



Lillian Mary Branom

Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Jakob and Lucille Dolbinski. She relocated in 1959 to Portland, Oregon with her husband and family. She worked as a cook for the Portland School District until moving to Spokane in June of 1968 where she remained for 42 years. She retired from the Spokane School District 81 as a cook at Jefferson Elementary. After the death of her husband, she enjoyed time in the community and traveling to see her family. She assisted many of her friends in the area at Assisted Living Centers. She adored all her grandchildren, and although not wealthy, saved to help each one get started after graduation from school. She was kind and loved everyone, and was a master at coupon shopping and loved to sew. Lillian is survived by a brother, Stan Dolbinski, of North Dakota; three sons, Jack of Spokane, Roger of Boise, Wade of Tacoma; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, from Noon to 6:00 PM followed by the Rosary at 6:00 PM at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N Division Street, Spokane, WA 99207. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 19, at 10:00 AM at The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Memorial contributions can be made to the, , 920 N. Washington, Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99201. Please sign Lillian's online guestbook at, Arrangements entrusted to



Louise M. Cromwell

Louise M. CROMWELL Louise Cromwell, owner of the Athenian Inn restaurant at Pike Place Market for more than 50 years, greeted each customer with her sunny personality and a cheery "Good Morning!" She loved the bustling atmosphere of the Market as she wound her way through the vendors stalls, musicians and shops each day on her way to work. At age 91, she still worked part-time at the Athenian, going from table to table, chatting with the restaurant's colorful regulars and new customers who quickly became new friends. Louise M. Cromwell died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Mirabella Retirement Center after a brief illness.She was known as the Market's "Miss Perky," who still walked with a jaunty spring in her step and loved a good joke or silly cartoon. A patron of the performing arts, she regularly attended the ballet, symphony, theatre and opera. She loved driving around Seattle in her Mini Cooper and just recently went bowling with friends. But it was her unassuming grace that drew people to her. She donated to many charities, but never spoke of her philanthropy. Standing at just 4'10", she nearly disappeared behind the Athenian's antique bar. With her trademark silvery white hair and red glasses, Louise was a well-known figure in Seattle. Recently, Louise was honored by being crowned "Queen Of The Pike Place Market" by the people she knew so well, those who live and work there. Pike Place security officers, vendors, janitors, restauranteurs and other business owners were her second family and the Market was her second home. She called the servers and staff at the Athenian "my kids". In 1963, Louise and her husband, Bob, were looking for a restaurant space, and he took Louise for a look at the Athenian. Although it was a tavern, Louise saw Bob's vision of a bustling, eccentric inn. They bought the space, closed the restaurant for two days, while they scrubbed and cleaned then reopened. Over the years they remodeled and expanded, keeping the turn of the century feel of the Pike Place Market. They bought the jewelry store and the Chinese restaurant that occupied the first floor of the Athenian and added a second level. Louise did the book work for the restaurant at night after putting in a full day's work in the downtown corporate office of a lumber company. Bob ran the business and was head chef. Soon the Athenian's reputation for great food and a spectacular view grew, drawing luminaries ranging from the Rolling Stones to Cesar Romero. When the producers of "Sleepless in Seattle" were scouting locations for a scene, they chose the Athenian for its old-time Seattle ambiance and gritty charm. One producer asked Louise to be an extra in the scene. While Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner discuss their love lives, Louise can be seen walking toward them, menu in hand. After Bob died, Louise, then in her mid-80s, took over the operation and management of the entire restaurant. She had to learn the business by osmosis, and quickly. She refilled the famous 10 cent cups of coffee, waited tables, took orders and bused tables, always with a warm and pleasant smile. Louise retired in April 2011, and the Athenian Inn will never be the same without that smiling face greeting customers at the door. Louise M. Cromwell was predeceased by her husband, Robert O. Cromwell; her parents, Michael and Pauline Marush of Tacoma; her brothers, Mark Marush and Arthur Marush and her sister, Pauline Marush Markham. She is survived by her sisters, Alma Martin of Tacoma and Mary Bonneville of Gig Harbor; her nephews, Arthur Marush of Long Island, New York; Charles Marush of Seattle and her nieces, Nora Linbo of Tacoma, Victoria Bonneville of Seaside, Oregon, and Donna Marush of Seattle. A funeral service will be held at Saint Anne's Catholic Church 1411 First Avenue West, Seattle at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19. This will be followed by a celebration of Louise's life at Pike Place Bar and Grill, 90 Pike Street, Seattle from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the same day. Louise's family invites all who knew and loved Louise to attend both events. Donations may be made to the Pike Place Market Foundation in Louise Cromwell's name. Funeral arrangements by Hoffner, Fisher and Harvey Funeral Home. Sign Louise's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.



Mariana Fogg Spangler

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



Marion Rose Bonneywell

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Mark A. Knowlton Sr.

Mark A. KNOWLTON, Sr. August 16, 1922 ~ May 14, 2011 Mark A. Knowlton passed away on May 14, 2011 at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Wa. Mark was born at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wa. He attended St. Theresa's elementary school, graduated from O'Dea high school in 1940 and went on to Seattle University (then Seattle College) to graduate with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. On June 12, 1944, Mark joined the U.S Navy Armed Guard Service. Mark Served two years receiving the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign, Americans Area Campaign, and the W.W. II victory metals. He survived 9 air raids and 3 sub attacks. After being honorably discharged, Mark and his father purchased Dyno Battery in 1947 from Piston Service. His greatest passions were playing the Piano, Organ and taking care of his family. Mark is survived by his wife of 52 years, Katherine Lorentz, their son Mark Allen Jr. and his wife Sylvia. He leaves his sister, Rosemary Odom and four nephews, Bob Jr. and Steve Odom, Charles and Tom Knowlton. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Maury Knowlton and by two brothers Charles Jr. and John Knowlton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Bernadette's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m., Thursday May 19th, Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mark's name can be made to O'Dea High School Scholarship fund - 802 Terry Ave. Seattle, Wa. 98014 or St. Bernadette Catholic School - 1028 S.W. 128th St. Burien, Wa. 98146.



Mark Carl Fallon

Mark Carl Fallon, 73, was born in Colton, WA on Dec. 18, 1937. He grew up in Spokane WA, and resided in Vancouver for 45 years. He worked as a Lab Technician for Crown Zellerbach/GP for 35 years. Mark was proud to be a Union Member, a Veteran and for having served in the, . He loved being a father and grandfather, traveling with his wife and family, being an uncle, spending time with family and friends, watching football and having a cold beer. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janet; son, Brian Fallon; daughter, Kris Carmona; son-in-law, Ron Carmona; grandchildren, James and Megan Carmona; brothers, Bob Fallon and Ed Fallon; and many extended family members who loved and respected Mark., Services will be held Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6500 Highland Dr., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Community Hospice Children's Camp c/o Dev Dion PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632., Please sign the 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.



Michelle "Shelly" (McNeil) Dagner

Michelle "Shelly" (McNeil) Dagner Shelly Dagner, 31 of Stanwood, passed away May 13, 2011., Visitation will be Friday May 20th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and SAT from 9 am. - 12 noon at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy., Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy.



Mignon Elizabeth "Betty" TINGLEY

Mignon Elizabeth 'Betty' TINGLEY Age 89, died May 12, 2011 in Mill Creek, Washington. Born October 11, 1921 in Milford, Massachusetts to Rev. George and Emma DuMond Chase. Graduate of Foxboro High School in 1939, Moved to the Seattle area in 1948. She is survived by her sons Jay Tingley of Anchor Point, Alaska and Jeffrey (Ellen) Tingley of Lynnwood; daughters Joan (Carl) Miner of Chandler, Arizona and Jill (James) Herbert of Seward, Alaska; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother George Chase and sister Sarah Beane. Her sister Louise Tingley predeceased her. Longtime resident of the Richmond Beach area. Retired cook at Stevens Hospital and past cook at Northwest Hospital. Betty was a volunteer for Shoreline Senior Center. A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00PM, Friday, May 20, 2011 at Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home - 2003 N.W. 57th St., Seattle. In lieu of flowers remembrances suggested to the Cottages at Mill Creek - 13200 10th Drive S.E. Mill Creek, WA 98012.



OBITUARY: Craig W. Davis

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:00 AM

Craig William Davis, 59, of Potlatch was taken from his family unexpectedly from an aortic aneurysm May 14, 2011, at the family home. Craig was born May 23, 1951, in Pullman, Wash., to R. Max and Dorothy (Anderson) Davis.He attended all 12 years of schooling at Potlatch, graduating in 1969. While in school he participated in football and [...]



OBITUARY: Donald and Carol Martin

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

Donald G. and Carol L. Crow Martin of Moscow were involved in a tragic accident near McCall that took them from this Earth to their home in heaven Wednesday, May 11, 2011.Don was born Oct. 25, 1936, at Tribune, Kan., to James and Gladys Journey Martin. He grew up and attended school at Tribune and graduated from high [...]




Ruby A. Sundberg passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2011., Ruby was born on November 20, 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Ole and Mathilda Krogstad., Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley Sundberg; and brother, Axel Krogstad, Ruby is survived by her niece, Susan (Leif) Holms; nephew, Roger Krogstad; very special friends and neighbors, Peggy Swendsen and Mark Eikeland; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Torset; June Landry, Joyce (Don) Erickson; brother-in-law, Earl (Mary) Sundberg; and many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews., Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Cedarhome Cemetery, Stanwood for family and friends., Memorials may be made to your favorite charity., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood



Ralph Sperber

Passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 following a stroke and a short but intense battle with cancer. He lived 79 years, leading a very happy, fulfilled and regret-free life!, Born Ralph Albert Sperber on April 30, 1932 in Walla Walla Washington. He was the son of Edward A. and Erna M. (Herold) Sperber. Ralph graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1950. During his early years he was involved in Scouting and earned his Eagle Badge along with the Order of the Arrow. He later served as Pack Master in both Wallace and Couer D'Alene, continuing to share his love of Scouting. He was drafted into the Army in 1952 during the, and spent the better part of his military duty stationed in Soporo Japan. He was attached to Headquarters Company 1-8 Cavalry. Upon discharge from the Army as Corporal he attended Kinman Business College in Spokane Wa where he earned his Master Accounting Degree. Ralph was a lifelong member of the Elks and the American Legion. Ralph enjoyed fishing, golf, Nascar and frequent trips to the Oregon Coast., In 1954 Ralph was married to D. Frances (Whiteman) Sperber. They divorced in 1979 but remained very close friends until her death in 2010. That union produced three children Martin R. Sperber, Kathryn F. McFarland and Jill A. Sperber. Ralph married Marva Winterbottom in 1980 but that also ended in divorce in 1985., For Ralph, Sales was his life. He loved the contacts, the customers and the challenge of the job. He began his lengthy career in sales in Wallace Idaho selling insurance. He switched from selling insurance to selling mining and logging equipment for the Couer D'Alenes Company in Wallace. Ralph continued selling heavy equipment and trucks for the next 42 years. Sales took him not only to the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest, but as far away as Peru. In the late 70's he was the manager for American Machine Company's Lewiston location, the International Harvester dealership. A few more notable sales jobs involved R A Hanson of Spokane, where he sold canal building equipment which is the challenge he faced in South America. His last job before retirement was working with Ralph and Steve Wessels of Lake City Truck, formerly known as Tisco Parts and Machine. He worked well into retirement age because there was nothing he loved more and nothing else he wanted to do but his job!, In his final years preceding his retirement, Ralph earned the nickname "Chief" which stuck with him for some people to this day. This nickname was further augmented with another nickname where he became known affectionately as "Norm." Ralph attained many close friends among places such as the Tapedara, BoJack's and Phoenix Mountain. The spot at the end of the bar at Bo's will always be known as "Norms" spot!, Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Erna Sperber. Also preceding him was his daughter Jill in 1961., Ralph is survived by his brother Donald Sperber of Walla Walla Wa; his son Martin Sperber also of Walla Walla Wa; his daughter Kathryn and spouse Jerry McFarland of Clarkston. Grandchildren Vicki Bowyer of Vancouver Wa; Jacob Kuther of Seattle Wa; Jesse Sperber of Boise, ID; Jason Sperber, an Army Ranger attached to Fort Lewis, WA; Zachary Berghammer, stationed with the Army 1-8 Cav in Okinowa Japan; Justin McFarland of Clarkston WA. Also two great grandsons and four great granddaughters., Ralph will be interred in the Garden of Honor at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens with Military Honors Saturday May 21st at 10 AM. Per his wishes a brief graveside service will be held officiated by Pastor Scott Juergens of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Mountain View Funeral Home is handling arrangements., The family suggests memorials be made to the American Legion in lieu of flowers.



Richard L. Frost

Richard Leland Frost passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on May 12, 2011. He was born January 3, 1936 in Bellingham WA. to Dennis & Marion Frost. He was a member of the "Class of 54" at Nooksack Valley High School. Rich married Shirley M. Boyd on January 21, 1956 and they made their home in Sumas, WA. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1954 to 1961 & worked for Columbia Cement from 1954 to 1986 as a heavy equipment operator at their Sumas quarry. He then worked for Romberg Construction and then the City of Sumas until his death. He was a member of the Sumas American Legion Post 212. Richard was a kind, generous and loving man, who gave to anyone in need! He was devoted to the Sumas community. Rich spent countless hours at the Sumas Rodeo Grounds and at all community events. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and his horses. He had a love for Bluegrass music. Richard was preceded in death by his wife Shirley and his brother Carl. He is survived by sons: Rick (Bobbi) of Lynden, Robert (Patty) of Lynden & Ron (Jessie) of Lake McMurray, sisters: Neila Stewart & Linda Parks, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his companion Carol Kortlever. Everyone is invited to graveside services at 2:00pm, on May 21, 2011 at the Sumas Cemetery with Carl (Spud) Bronkema officiating! Followed by a celebration with refreshments and music at the Sumas American Legion Post 212 at 134 Harrison Ave. in Sumas, WA. Please "Share Your Memories" of Rich in the online guest book at



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Robert Sylvester

Robert O. SYLVESTER Bob was born in Seattle on August 20, 1914 and died on April 21st, 2011. Issaquah was his home in the early years, after which his family moved to Seattle where he graduated from Queen Anne High School, and in 1936, from the University of Washington where he received a degree in Civil Engineering and a commission as Ensign from the Naval ROTC. He also earned a Master's degree from Harvard University in 1941. In the summer of 1941 Bob was called to active duty in the Navy and served 4½ years throughout the Pacific Theater and along the Eastern Seaboard. Following the war, Bob remained active in the Naval Reserve, retiring in 1957 with the rank of Commander. Bob married Irene V. Olson on September 5, 1940 in Seattle where they raised two sons, Robert J. and James W. Irene preceded Bob in death after 66 years of marriage. He is survived by sons Bob (Michelle) of Bellevue, and Jim of Woodway; and grandsons Hunter, Alexander and Forrest. Bob was a Civil Engineering professor at the University of Washington over a period of 32 years, retiring in 1978 as Department Chairman. In 1994 Bob was presented with the College of Engineering's "Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award" in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession. His professional teaching and research interests were centered around water resources and water quality in which he made many studies and reports on the regions fresh and salt water bodies. Bob was active in professional and scientific societies and was engaged as a consultant to numerous governmental agencies, industries and engineering consultants. In the late 40's and early 50's he made studies, prepared reports and served on committees leading to the formation of the municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro). His primary avocation was sailing, both cruising and racing. He cruised with Irene and friends to French Polynesia, Alaska, across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea and on to Egypt. Bob was a past commodore of the Seattle Yacht Club. A memorial will be held at the Seattle Yacht Club on June 5th at 3:00 pm.



Rosalie C. Drake

Rosalie C. Drake, 91, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 11, 2011. She was born in Binghamton, NY on Nov. 19, 1919 to James P. and Mary C. Reagan., Rosalie cherished the idea that taking care of her children, their children (grandkids) and their children (great-grandkids) was the highlight of her life. Rosalie is known for her kindness, generosity and her genuine care for people. It would take Rosalie only a few minutes to strike up a conversation with a stranger and become lifelong friends. Within a very short period of time, Rosalie would have such a positive influence that people remembered her as being the caregiver with her kindness, consideration, thoughtfulness and her cheer., A very special thanks goes to all of Rosalie's four children who loved her so much that they always participated in her everyday life. They all took care of her and loved her., Rosalie is survived by her children, Edward Drake, Donna Drake, Rickey Drake and Sharon Nelson; and eight grandchildren, Michael, Aries, Tiffany, Brad, Zach, Monique, Taryn and Nathan., She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ival A. Drake., Please sign Rosalie's guest book at:



Ruby A. Sundberg

Ruby A. Sundberg passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2011., Ruby was born on November 20, 1913 in St. Paul, MN to Ole and Mathilda Krogstad., Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley Sundberg; and brother, Axel Krogstad., Ruby is survived by her niece, Susan (Leif) Holms; nephew, Roger Krogstad; very special friends and neighbors, Peggy Swendsen and Mark Eikeland; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Torset, June Landry and Joyce (Don) Erickson; brother-in-law, Earl (Mary) Sundberg; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews., Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 for family and friends at the Cedarhome Cemetery, Stanwood, WA., Memorials may be made to your favorite charity., Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home in Stanwood.



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




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SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Delma Elizabeth DeYarmon Willcox

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

A memorial service for Delma Elizabeth (DeYarmon) Willcox will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2011, at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Chapel in Palouse, Wash., the Rev. Corey Laughary and Ray Reuf officiating. Willcox died Dec. 12, 2010, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Donations in memory of Delma may be made to [...]




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Thomas Lyle Hill

Thomas Lyle HILL Thomas Lyle Hill, of Kirkland, WA, died Friday, May 6, 2011. A self-employed contractor/real estate investor, he is survived by: his wife, June Hill; his four children - Edward, Michael, Elizabeth and David; and six grandchildren. Funeral service at Horsley Funeral Home, Malad City, ID, noon, on Saturday, May 21, 2011.



Timothy Martin Hanley

Timothy M. Hanley, 51, of Everett was suddenly taken from us and sent to the Lord May 11, 2011. Tim was born on April 18, 1960., Tim, a Washington native for most of his life will be remembered for his fun loving humor and his ever contagious laughter. Tim was a 1978 graduate from Cascade High School., Tim was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force reaching the rank of E-5. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America achieving the highest award of Eagle Scout at the age of 17. He was also a proud member of the Everett Elks. Tim had a 30 year career as an HVAC/Energy management specialist., Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel W. and Evelyn M. Hanley., He is survived by his son, Gregory B. Hanley; sisters, Diana Rankhorn (Lonnie Maranville), Patricia Brooks (Sam McCoon), Cathy Phillips (Gary Phillips) and Mary MacMartin (Leif MacMartin); brothers, Michael Hanley (Judy), Joseph Hanley (April), Robert Hanley (Betty) and Daniel Hanley (Linda); and numerous nieces and nephews., Viewing and services will be held at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral home, 1702 Pacific Avenue, Everett, WA 98201, Wednesday May 18, 2011. Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the, ; or Salvation Army.



William B. Knudsen

William B KNUDSEN 10/28/48 ~ 5/13/11 Son, Brother, Uncle, Navy Vet. USS Oklahoma City Retired Boeing 2008 Feisty Man With A Big Heart.We Love You Bill ~ See You Later Donations in Bills Name to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. No services per his request.



William Lenwood "Bill" Brandt

Bill passed away into his everlasting life with our Lord on the morning of Easter at 5:30 AM., Bill was born on March 16, 1927, to Thorvald and Mary Brandt. He went to Conway Grade School and continured in the Mount Vernon High School for two years. He took an apprenticeship with Cook Motors in Mt. Vernon, and received a certificate for two years of apprenticeship. Bill served in, , as a Machinist on board ship. Bill was awarded a Gold Veterans Badge from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for service to fellow workers for a period of forty five years. We also have a plaque on the wall given to Bill from Kenworth Truck Company, for his loyal service of thirty two years., Bill had many friends from the war, his fellow workers and his neighbors. Also many nieces and nephews., We want to thank at this time for the wonderful help and caring for him by the Hospice Personnel., He leaves behind five step children, David Murray, Dora Jean Davis, Kathleen Mary Davis, José Rubel Trujillo, and James Roger Trujillo, whom all cared for and loved him., Also, he leaves his caring, loving wife of twenty six years, with many memories of a loving, wonderful man, My Husband.



William Lewis

William LEWIS William (Bill) Lewis, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, born April 5, 1924in Toledo, OH, to Charles and Yee She Lewis, died of congestive heart failure on May 11, 2011, in Seattle with his family by his side. A World War II veteran, he served two years in England as an air reconnaissance photographer in Europe. After the war, he married Jane in Minneapolis and stayed devoted to each other for 65 years. Bill graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He and his family moved in 1961 to Seattle to work for Boeing and retired after 24 years. Bill loved and cherished sharing time with his family and friends fishing, hunting, and clam-digging. Most of all he loved to cook, showing his love through his most favorite pastime. Bill is survived by his wife, Jane; his children, Karen, Charles, Samiya, and Richard; his grandchildren, Kristina, Victoria, and Benjamin; sisters, Mary and Nancy; and extended family. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Edline-Yahn Funeral Chapel, 27221 156th Ave. S.E., Kent, WA, 98042, followed at 1:30 pm by a military service at Tahoma Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, WA, 98042. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bill's memory to the American Heart Association , http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/, or the American Diabetes Association , http://www.diabetes.org/donate/. The family would love to hear stories and anecdotes about Bill. Please visit Edline-Yahn at www.EYCFC.com to leave a note on the family's memory page.



Winifred (Sprute) May

Born March 20, 1931, on the Camas prairie, Wynn passed away on May 13, 2011, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. During her long life, she lived all over the country and traveled the world. This week, she will be laid to rest near her father, mother and brother in Idaho., The sixth of seven children born to Andrew and Angelika Sprute, Wynn grew up surrounded by love on her family's farm in Cottonwood, Idaho. After finishing high school at St. Gertrude's Academy, Wynn worked as an aide at the Cottonwood hospital. That experience inspired her to complete her nurse's training at Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane, graduating in 1954. Her loving and giving nature made nursing a true vocation for her, and she would continue to find joy in caring for others until the last days of her life., Married in 1964 to David May in Portland, OR, Wynn started raising a family as she and Dave moved all over the country. The family settled in Walla Walla in 1979, where Dave taught at Whitman College. Wynn found work at St. Mary's Hospital and continued her career there until her retirement in 1993, when she moved to Pennsylvania. Although she worked in many departments at St. Mary's, she took great pride in having set up and run the same-day surgery unit there., Wynn's health took a turn for the worse in 1998. For the remainder of her life, she faced physical challenges related to a degenerative brain disorder that sapped her strength and made daily tasks a challenge. In 2002, Wynn and Dave returned to the Northwest again, moving to Canby, OR, near their daughter Kate and her family. Having settled at last, Wynn was surrounded by family until the end of her life., Wynn is survived by her husband Dave, of Canby, OR; daughter Lisa of Houston; son David and his wife Monica, of Spokane; Kate and her husband Lloyd Hoots, of West Linn, OR; Sarah and her husband Randy Stiger of El Paso; and five grandchildren. She is also survived by five siblings, Martha (Pete) Markarian, Richard (Barbara) Sprute, both of Spokane; Ralph (Marie) Sprute, Elaine Schumacher, both of Cottonwood; and Robert Sprute of Naples, Florida as well as numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Gertrude's Chapel on Wednesday at 10:30 in Cottonwood, ID. Interment will follow at the Keuterville Cemetery, with a reception immediately after. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

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