Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/18/2011


"Duffer" Herman A. Smith

Duffer entered into rest on May 14, 2011. He was born in Coleharbor, North Dakota to Herman and Bernice Smith on August 25, 1932. The family moved to the Darrington, WA area and Duffer was raised in the Whitehorse area., Duffer served his country in the 412th Air Force during the, . After mustering out of the military, he went to work in the logging industry, working for 40-years doing various jobs. Duffer also worked during these years packing in and building trails in Glacier Peak Wilderness., Duffer and Wanda raised their four children in the Whitehorse area. Duffer loved children, any kid would do, the outdoors and any type of animal. He burnt up most of his daylight hours coaching little league, enjoying family camping trips, fishing and picnicking., Duffer leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Wanda; children, Doug (Valerie) Smith, Ray Smith, Terry Smith and Tammy Smith; grandchildren, Adrienne (Paul) Meyers, Evan, Dana, and Elizabeth Smith; great-grandchildren, Dorien, Allia, and Rowan; many nieces and nephews., He is survived by his brothers, Neil (Shirley) Smith, of Bellingham, WA and Paul (Loretta) Smith, of Marysville, WA; and sister-in-law, (Virginia) Smith, of Darrington., Preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bernice Smith; sisters, Lyle Louella, Frances (Ted) Jensen, of Graham, WA and Margie (Wally) Triplett, of Frenchtown, MT; and brother, Wayne Smith, of Darrington., The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Marysville YMCA or Darrington Junior Athletic Association., Duffer was much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends., Following Duffer's request, no services will be held.



Alan P. Buchanan

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Alice Weingarten

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Ann Frances Markley

Ann Frances MARKLEY Ann Frances Markley, beloved mother, aunt and sister-in-law, passed away peacefully April 16, 2011. Ann was born March 26, 1938 in Elyria, Ohio the youngest of three daughters. Ann moved to Billings, Montana and then moved to the Seattle area in her early teens. Ann attended high school and received her beauty school license soon after. Ann was an exceptional hair dresser and worked for over 50 years in the industry and had many long term customers until she retired for health reason. In 1971 she married Ronald Gaines Markley and they raised one daughter, Beth. Their life together included many drag racing events where Gaines was a participant and Ann and Beth were top notch 'roadies'. Ann was an official member of her husband's crew and packed his parachute, drove the push car and often drove the trailer to the next race. After Gaines passed away in 2008, Ann and Beth took great pride in their home, garden and their Scottie dogs, Mac and Doc. Ann loved to draw and enjoyed listening to music especially show tunes and Susan Boyle. Ann was a very spiritual person and a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was very involved in the congregation's mission in Haiti where she travelled five times to help spread God's special message of love. Ann's health deteriorated over the past year and she and her daughter moved to Portland to be closer to her brother-in-law's family. Ann was valiant in her fight to regain her health but she succumbed to health issues three weeks after her 73 birthday. Ann will be sorely missed by all and especially her survivors: daughter Beth, brother-in-law and sister in law Charles and Mary, nieces Julia (Lance Johnson) and Maria (Gabe McNassar), nephew John and grand nephew and niece Gus and Zorina Johnson. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Avenue South, Des Moines, Washington Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. We all pray for her peace and look forward to seeing her in Heaven.



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.



Anne M. Foss

Anne M. FOSS D.A.R. Member and Airplane Spotter Anne (Annie Laurie) MacLeish Foss passed away on May 13, 2011 at Liberty Common Skilled Care Center in Chatham Massachusetts where she had lived for several years. She was 92 years old. Anne is survived by her two sons and their wives; Philip T. Foss and Carol Foss of Burke, Virginia, and Charles M. Foss and Pamela Foss of Orleans, Massachusetts. She is also survived by four grandchildren (Philip James Foss of Fairfax, Va; Stephanie Anne Lamm and her husband, Jason, of Ruckersville, Va; Andrew MacLeish Foss of DeKalb, Ill; and Peter Enloe Foss and his wife, Caroline, of Tampa, Fl) and two great-grandchildren (Sarah Lamm and Nolan Lamm of Ruckersville, Va). Anne was born in Seattle, Washington to the late Charles Henry MacLeish and Emma Thompson MacLeish, but grew up in the Entiat River Valley of Central Washington where her parents owned and operated the Maxwelton Apple Ranch. Anne Foss was a graduate of Entiat High School and the University of Washington, majoring in English Literature. She was a dedicated fan of her UW Huskies, and attended their 1961 Rose Bowl victory over No. 1-ranked Minnesota. Anne was member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, an association she maintained throughout her life. Anne was also a member of the D.A.R. and a proud descendant of Revolutionary War veteran, Enoch Enloe, and Civil War veteran, Andrew Jackson Thompson. During World War II, while her husband served in the South Pacific, Anne was an airplane spotter in the Army Air Force Ground Observer Corps. Anne was married to her late husband, Philip Theodore Foss, for over 50 years. In retirement they travelled extensively throughout the world, and lived for 15 years in Carmel, California. They previously had lived in Seattle, Washington; Birmingham, Michigan; Darien, Connecticut; and Hinsdale, Illinois. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in the name of Anne M. Foss (Univ. of Washington Chapter) to the Pi Beta Phi Foundation at, or at 1154 Town & Country Commons Drive, Town & Country, Missouri 63017. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be made to the family at



Barbara Jean Blakeslee

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Barbara Jean Lee

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Barbara Walter

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Barbara Walter was born September 18, 1919, to Velma (Skelton) Jackson and Robert Jackson, at Mountain Home, ID. She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1937. After high school, Barbara worked for a couple of years at the Mountain Home Laundry, saving her money to later attend Links School of Business in Boise, ID.



Betty V. Morton

Betty V. Morton Betty V. Morton, our beloved mother, grandmother and mentor, has a place now with God. Born April 8, 1926 and passed away on May 12, 2011 at the age of 85. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Betty was the owner of "Sharkey's Pub" in Sumner for many years, and touched the hearts of all who knew her. Services will be Friday, May 20, 2011, 3:00pm, at the Mountain View Garden Chapel with a viewing 10am to 2pm prior in the main office building. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at



Bill Plunkett

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Bill Plunkett, 73, former Wenatchee, WA resident, died April 28, 2011, in Las Vegas, NV. Survivors include his three children; seven grandchildren; and one sister. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty.



Calvin O. Templeton

Calvin O. Templeton, 88, of Stanwood, WA died Monday, May 16, 2011 after a short illness., Calvin was born March 13, 1923 in Cameron, WI to Calvin T Templeton and Emma E Templeton., Calvin married Margaret (Peggy) King November 21, 1942 in Wisconsin. Calvin entered the service Oct 1, 1943. He had only been married to Peggy for one year. He served in the 5th Ranger Battalion in World War Two. He went to France in the invasion and he was there for two and a half years until the war ended. During that time he went to Buchenwald Concentration Camp and helped free the prisoners under German SS control. Later years he received the, for military valor., After the war, Cal joined Peggy in Stanwood where they lived and raised their three children., Cal was an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. He served on the school board for several years. He was a member of the American Legion and the, Calvin owned and operated the 76 Gas Station in the west part of town for twenty years., Peggy Templeton passed away on May 31, 2005., Cal is survived by his two daughters, Susan Osborne and Margaret Singh and her husband Buta; son, Keith and his wife Debbie; seven grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Bessie Templeton, Floyd and Marilyn Templeton; and special friends, Candi and Don Williams., Cal was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Floyd., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday May 23, 2011 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Concluding services will be held in the Anderson Cemetery, Stanwood., The Templeton family would like to direct memorials to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and the Stanwood–Camano Food Bank. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff and nurses at the Josephine Sunset Home – East wing for their loving care of Cal. Also special thanks to Wendy., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.



Carl K. Savage

Please join us for Carl's memorial service, Saturday, May 21 1:00 p.m., Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 11814 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver, WA, Please sign the Guest Book at 



Charlotte "Bev" Denno

DENNO, Charlotte "Bev", Bev passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 7, 2011 at the home of her granddaughter in Bay City, OR., Bev was born in Wisconsin July 2, 1922 the youngest of four children. She met Bill Denno in 1943, while they were building war planes during WWII. They married in December of 1943, moved to Opportunity, WA where they raised three children. Bev was active in Church and PTA for all of her children. Bev and Bill both enjoyed bowling so much so that they bought and ran the restaurant and lounge at Valley Bowl., Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and John Joehnk, three brothers George, Jiggs and Bob Joehnk, a grandson, William James Denno and her beloved husband, William A. Denno., She is survived by three children Bill Denno of Spokane, Mike Denno of Portland and Barbara Bercot of Bay City, OR and Forrest Denno of OR and six great-grandchildren Jack, Sarah, and Scotty of Missouri; Audrey, Natalie and Kaitlyn of OR., Bev and Bill's family and friends would like you to join them for a graveside ceremony at Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley at 1402 S. Pines Rd., on Saturday, May 21st at 2:00pm.



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.



Claude Schnetter

A mountain of a man devoted to work, and family, passed away May 15, 2011, leaving a wife of 15 years, six adult children, nine grandchildren, five siblings and extended large family., He was a go to man for many things and fought for what he believed was good and right. A man of skill and standards. He will be missed greatly by family and friends., There will be a Celebration of Claude's life at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Lake Conner Park, Cabana #2, 14320 28th St NE, Lake Stevens, WA.




Hillcrest Memorial Center, 'Debbie' lost her battle with cancer at her home in Benton City, WA. She is survived by her parents, Jerry and Bernice Maloy, Kennewick; daughter Danielle (Rich) Chapin, Benton City; grandchildren, Devyn and Brianna Chapin, Benton City; Sister Sheryl (J.D.) Dudley, Pasco; brother Kenny Maloy, Kennewick; and numerous family and friends., Debbie was strong, courageous, loving and will remain an inspiration to all., A celebration of Life will be held at Victory Christian Center, 313-B 3rd Street, Benton City on May 21, 2011, at 2:00 pm. Please join us after for a potluck luncheon




Don attended the University Of Montana on a football scholarship, and graduated from the School of Education in 1951. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and remained a strong 'Griz' supporter throughout his life., As an accomplished musician with the violin and ability to play just about any instrument he picked up, he helped form the Desert Thistle Pipes and Drums and bagpipe band in 1976, a band which is still going strong thirty-five years later.



Darlene Joyce (Whitted) McMillan

Darlene J. McMillan 77, went to be with Lord on May 15, 2011. A celebration of Darlene's life will be held Saturday May 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinehurst Baptist Church, 1902 Madison St., Everett, WA 98203. Darlene will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.



Daryl Lynn Kytle

Daryl Lynn Kytle, 57, died May 15, 2011 in Monroe, WA. He was born January 4, 1954 in Kansas City, MO., Daryl is survived by his wife, Pamela, and numerous family members., A memorial service will be held May 22, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Maltby Christian Assembly Church, 9322 Paradise Lake Road, Snohomish, WA 98296., A reception to follow the service., Memorials may be made to the American Lung Cancer Association.



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.



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 Lucille "Laurie" Jenkins

Dolores "Laurie" Lucille JENKINS Laurie was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Muskegon, MI. She passed away peacefully May 11, 2011 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Jeremiah and her sister Carleen Uhley. Laurie graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1947. As a busy mom she worked as a bookkeeper and also a baker; as an avid bridge player, she also enjoyed painting, ceramics and gardening. Her fondness for travel included trips to Russia, Australia, South America and Europe; Mexico was a favorite destination in the winter. Laurie was loving, funny, upbeat and full of vitality. She is survived by her sister Leona Stahl and brother Robert Spain and her children: Daniel Jenkins (Maureen), Jonathan Jenkins (Andrea) and Jennifer Gonser (Gregg Peterson), and six grandchildren: Tom, Jessica, Danielle, Jordan, Dante and Jack. Any acquaintance quickly became a friend and she was beloved by all. A celebration of her life will take place at 2 pm on May 28, 2011. In lieu of flowers, remembrances suggested to: American Cancer Society Relay For Life or to Evergreen Hospice. Our loss is heaven's gain.



Dorothy June Foster

Passed away May 3, 2011 in Coeur d' Alene., She was born June 28, 1923 in the Rimrock area of Garwood, ID to Rathdrum Prairie pioneer farmers, Arthur and Charlotte Foster. Dorothy attended 1st grade in Garwood, then moved, with her parents to Post Falls. In 1936 the family moved to Tekoa where Dorothy graduated from High School in 1941. She was a self taught bookkeeper and began her career with Dorsey Chevrolet in Tekoa. In 1945 she came to Spokane to work for the next 16 years as the bookkeeper for Harms-Rofinot Chevrolet (later became Camp Chevrolet)., She moved to Coeur d' Alene to be closer to her mother and was employed by Knudtson Chevrolet for several years. In 1965 she returned to Spokane where she became office manager for Becker Buick, GMC retiring in 1990., Dorothy was a fifty-year member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority., During her life, she maintained friendships with JerryLou Hawkins, Helen Zimmerman, Diana Rappe, Gordon Kauffman and a special friend, Jack Blackburn, her tablemate at the Harvard Retirement Center., She is survived by several cousins: Myron and Lois Aldrich of Wisconsin, Oris Aldrich of Wisconsin, Neola McDonald, Merlin Bissell and Vicella Waxon., No service is planned at her request.



Dorothy M. Canino

Passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Dorothy was born June 17, 1933 in Spokane to Lawrence and Marie (Munk) Knapp, one of 18 children. Dorothy was a great cook, and loved cooking big Italian dinners for her family and friends. She enjoyed working in her yard and keeping her flowers beautiful. She would always cut flowers from her yard and loved sharing them with her family and friends. She loved baking and sharing her baked goods with her neighbors and her family. She was a UW Husky fan. She took great joy in going to her children's homes and helping out if they needed help in their homes or yards. She is survived by her daughters Colleen M. Hagen (Lawrence) of Spokane and Tammy M. Rickard (Darrell) of Rathdrum, ID; a son, Jeffery N. Canino of Spokane; brothers Donald Knapp of Lewiston, ID, Gene Knapp, Amlen (Butch) Knapp, and Jack Knapp, all of Spokane; sisters Eloise Bryant of Florida, Pat Richardson, Marie Knapp, Linda Holcomb and Lorna Spangle, all of Spokane; grandchildren Crystal Barnufsky, Lindsey Hagen, Christopher Canino, Rhiannon Rickard, and Shawn Canino; and a great-grandchild Alyssa Barnufsky. She was preceded in death by her husband Carmen Canino in 2008; her parents; brothers Allen, Sonny, Robert, Virgil, John, and Carl Knapp; and sisters Kathleen Knapp and Shirley Rothwell. Viewing will be from 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM followed by the vigil service at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 19, and the funeral service will be 10:00 AM on Friday, May 20, all at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home. There will be a reception for friends and family following the funeral at the funeral home. Dorothy will be interred at Pines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to the, , 110 W. 5th Ave, Suite 256, Spokane, WA 99204., Please visit Dorothy's memorial and sign her online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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



Edna Virginia Mease

Known to most just as "Granny", Edna Virginia Mease, died a month before her 87th birthday on May 13, 2011., Granny was born in North Carolina on June 16, 1924. She was raised by her grandparents near Waynesville, NC. She got married to Ulas Mease at a young age and they remained married until his death 60 years later. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Edna Ingle., She is survived by her other four children, Rosalie Dunkin, Doris Hederich, Louise "Evelyn" Hughly, Margaret King and Stan Mease; and countless grandchildren and great- grandchildren., A memorial potluck celebration will be held in her honor on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett. For other details, call Stan Mease at 425-347-4064.



Elvira Quinteros Aguilar

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Ernest Norman Gilliam

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Esther M. Grigsby

Wife of William Grigsby, mother of Anne (Tim) Lanshe, Laurie (Jorn) deLinde, Sioux Xenakis, Karen Grigsby, and Astrid Dee (Joe) Bennett, grandmother of Lauren and Lindsay Xenakis, Jeffrey Lanshe, Danielle and Joseph Bennett and Andreas and Astrid DeLinde., Esther's warmth, her compassion, her selflessness, her integrity, enriched the lives of all who shared her world. Goodness filled the environments she created for herself and those around her., Visitation will be Friday May 20th 9:30 A.M.-11 A.M. at the Cornerstone Christian Church, 2275 W. Chester Pike Broomall, PA 19008. Service to follow 11 A.M. Interment Private., In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory to, The Pennsylvania SPCA ATTN: Development 350 E. Erie Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19134 or Main Line Animal Rescue PO Box 89 Chester Springs, PA 19425, would be appreciated.



Eva M. Cooper

Eva M. COOPER Eva was born in Seattle, WA to Luigi and Mary DelleViti on May 17, 1920. She passed away at her home on Sunday, May 15, 2011. In 1944 she married a young soldier from Buffalo, N.Y., Frank S. Cooper. They made their home on Beacon Hill where they raised two children, Frank and Donna Marie. They will always feel blessed by their mother's love and devotion. Eva treasured her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank; brother John DelleViti; sisters Florence Bellotti and Yolonda Dunaway; and her beloved niece Amelia Haag. Eva is survived by her two children and several nieces and nephews. Viewing today, Thursday at 2:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Columbia Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Friday, May 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Peter Catholic Church. Interment immediately following at Holyrood Cemetery.



Evelyn Ruth Larsen

LARSEN, Evelyn Ruth, Passed away peacefully on May 11th, 2011 surrounded by family. She was born on January 16, 1920 to Harry and Nettie Dryer and is a lifelong resident of Spokane Valley, WA. On August 29, 1941 she married Earl Larsen and together they raised four children, Richard, Ralph, Linda, and Ray. Evelyn was a dedicated member of the Millwood Presbyterian Church. She was a great historian and enjoyed genealogy, scrapbooking as well as collecting stamps and coins. She also loved entertaining and was an amazing cook. Gram, Grandma Orange dearly loved her seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, sons Dick and Ralph and her parents. A service celebrating Evelyn's life will be held Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 am at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd. A burial service will follow immediately afterwards at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Horizon Hospice, 123 West Cascade Way Suite E, Spokane, WA 99208.



Frances L Bosler

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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.



Frank A. Brown

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September 6, 1911 - May 17, 2011, Grace L. Conner was born on September 6, 1917 in Fort Maryland., She entered into rest on May 17, 2011 in Oak Harbor., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, where friends may send cards of condolences.



Gary Arlen Martin

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Genevieve Elizabeth Opsal

OPSAL, Genevieve Elizabeth, Mother, grandmother,, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many died peacefully at the age of 95 on May 15, 2011. She was born on February 6, 1916 in Lostwood, ND to Frank and Elizabeth Neumen and the family later moved to Williston, ND where she grew up, became a school, and met Clarence Opsal whom she married on July 20, 1940. She and her growing family moved to Spokane in 1951 where she established herself as the parent everyone admired, the homemaker few could ever hope to match and a person of good will to all. Her children and their friends fondly remember a seemingly endless supply of fresh homemade bread in the kitchen after coming home from school. But we remember her most for her unconditional love and acceptance which she gave to everyone in her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Clarence; her parents; three brothers, Francis, Raymond and Kenneth; and her sister, Jean. She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, first born son, Jon (Sharon) Opsal; five daughters, Penny (Gerry) Scollard, Cheryl (Jerry) Wichterman, Susie (Jim) Lawrence, Kathy (Bob) Hoff, and Peggy (Mike) Caprye; and last born son, Rick (Denise) Opsal; two brothers, Dale and Ronald Neumen; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be missed more than words can express. We love you Mom! Genevieve was a member of St Luke Lutheran Church where the Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM. Viewing will be on Friday from 12 to 8 PM and Saturday from 9 to 11 AM at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to St Luke Lutheran Church, 9704 North Division, Spokane, WA 99218.



George Hall

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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George J. Brabb

George J. BRABB George was born May 9, 1925 in Buhl, Idaho to Leslie and Nellie Brabb. George married Betty Lenz in 1949 and they enjoyed 60 happy years together. He passed away in Seattle, on May 13, 2011 after a brief illness. George was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Betty Brabb and son, Lloyd Brabb. He is survived by his daughter, Thea Brabb, son-in-law Kirk Hoover, sisters; Edna Merle Harmon of Buhl, ID and Maxine Harper of Twin Falls, ID. He also leaves 3 grandchildren; Brian, Davin and Laura Hoover. He served as a radioman and crew chief in the US Navy during WWII, and then earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Idaho and a PhD from the University of Illinois. He taught as a professor of Management, Statistics and Business Administration at the University of Washington, University of Montana, University of Colorado, and Illinois State University where he also served as Chairperson. He authored numerous textbooks. Dr. Brabb was an activist in the protection of the environment, serving as Charter President of the Five Valley River Parks Association in Missoula, Montana, as well as president and board member of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In addition he was a member of the Kootenai County Air Quality Advisory Committee, the Smoke Management Advisory Committee, and was active in the Coeur d'Alene Basin Restoration Project, serving on the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Governor's Coeur d'Alene Basin Commission. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George's nameto Kootenai Environmental Alliance, P.O. Box 1598, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-1598 or to the Hays Hall Scholarship Fund, Gifts Administration Office, U of ID, P.O. Box 443137, Moscow, ID 83844-3147. A memorial service for George will be held at Acacia Funeral Home in Seattle, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm. For directions or to view photos and sign the guestbook please visit



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.



Gladys Christine Stubbings

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Gladys Rogers

After celebrating her 99th birthday May 10th, Gladys (Meline) Meyers Rogers of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully of natural causes May 13, 2011., She was an avid gardener and took great pleasure in her yard and her home., She will always be remembered as a wonderful role model. Her family was her life and she will be remembered by them as loving, caring, sharing and unselfish with a heart of gold. Gladys is survived by her sons, Richard Rogers and Bob (Dianna) Rogers; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Byron Rogers., Special thanks to the Camas Hills Care Home., A funeral for Gladys will be held on Thurs., May 19, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684 at 12:30 p.m. Immediately following will be a graveside burial., Donations can be made to the Lions Club Eye Bank., Please sign Gladys' guest book at:




Hulen C. 'Mac' McCary, 87, joined family members around the throne of Jesus on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at The Hospice House in Kennewick, Washington. He was surrounded by his loving family., A 'Celebration of Life' Service will be held at Pasco First Christian Church on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., Mac served as a machinist's mate in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. After the war, he married his sweetheart, Rose Coyle in Yuma, Arizona, and made their home in San Diego, California. In 1959, the family moved to Albany, Oregon; then in 1970 to the Mesa, Washington area; 1980 to Redmond, Oregon, and then back to the Columbia Basin in 1991. Mac, a retired farmer, has lived with his wife, Rose, in the Mesa/Tri-Cities area for a total of 31 years. They have been happily married for 65 years., He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and camping with his family., Mac was born in Antlers, Oklahoma on January 9, 1924. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose; three children and spouses, Carole Ann and Sam Schuh, Miles and Mariann McCary, Roger and Dori McCary; eight grandchildren and spouses, Jason and Kelly Schuh, Travis and Sarah Schuh, Amanda and Vic Carleton, Jesse and Jessie Schuh, Melissa and Mike Sommer, Matthew McCary, Erin and Sam Kniveton, Megan McCary, and ten great-grandchildren, Jacob Schuh, Esther Schuh, Rebekah Schuh, Naomi Schuh, Thomas Huntzinger, Samuel Huntzinger, Mark Huntzinger, Tyler Sommer, Zachary Sommer, and Kylie Sommer; sisters, Clara Jean Harnisch and Roberta Chambers; and brother, Wilburn McCary of the Albany, Oregon area as well as brother, Milburn McCary, in Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Jeannie and Clara; two brothers, James and Albert; and one sister, Laverne Chambers.



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.



In Memory of Eric J. De Persio

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM

In Memory of Eric J. De Persio June 5, 1973 ~ May 18, 1991 He was seventeen when he took his last breath, His lungs filling with water and silt. The water so cold, so deep, Neither sun or moon shine on this scene.



Isabell W. Stuber

Isabell W. Stuber, 93, of Wenatchee, Washington and former resident of Anacortes, Washington, died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Highline Care Center in Wenatchee., She was born on June 24, 1917 in Friday Harbor, Washington, the daughter of Clare and Jessie (Evans) McDowell., Isabell moved to Grand Coulee, WA in 2001 and then to Wenatchee in 2004. She was a member of the Anacortes First Baptist Church in Anacortes., Isabell was preceded in death by her husband, John Stuber in 1996., She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Ellen Breece of Washington; stepson and spouse, John and Pauline Stuber Jr. of California; and stepdaughter, Lois Elliott of Oregon; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes, Washington., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Isabell, please sign the online guest register at




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Surrounded by her family at home, Joanne went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a hard fought battle with cancer., Joanne is survived by Neil her husband of 48 years, brother Ralph and Karen Wisher, sister Linda & Dean Johnson, and brother Gary Derush, children; Ryan, Kyle and Leslie Martin, Shannon and Darin March, and Chad and Heidi Martin, and grandchildren; Mckenzie, Melene', Madeline, Kaylee, Mason, Conner, Marlee, Meredeth, Maverick, Maxton, Miley, Mallory and McKennah., She was born and raised in the Tri-Cities, a Kennewick High School graduate (1962), and business student at CBC. An extremely hard worker, Joanne was the Office Manager for Martin Business Systems in their successful family owned business, along with being a farmer's wife helping with the animals and crops on the family farms. Prior to this, she worked at Pischel's Publishing and as a meat wrapper for 13 years., Early on in her husband's minor league baseball career, Joanne helped scrapbook for his teams. She enjoyed travel, camping, hunting, fishing and spent many summers and holidays in Montana and Leavenworth. She was happiest when she was cooking large meals for her family, siblings, and friends. She was passionate in designing her home and yard. In addition, her pies and house plants won blue ribbons at the Benton Franklin Fair. She was a regular blood donor until her health would not permit. Joanne's life was focused on her faith, family and friends. She had a gift for rhyming words together to entertain along with her infectious wit and humor., As a loving Christian mother, her happiest times were spent with family, or involved in her children's and grandchildren's schools, sports, and careers. Joanne played 15 years as pitcher on the women's 1st Baptist church softball team. She was an active member for 44 years within the church, and read her bible daily for 18 years from cover to cover. Joanne served the Lord in many ways such as opening their home to many youth and adults over the years, including the caretaking of her parents. As a role model she taught Sunday school, VBS and enjoyed helping with various church functions. By her actions you could observe her Christian faith knowing she was a Believer.




Jonnie B. Squibb, 53, Born Nov. 18th, 1957 passed away Thursday, May 12 2011., Jonnie is survived by her husband Terry and son Jason and daughter Sara. Jonnie's twinkle in her eyes will be looking over her five grandchildren, Angelica, Isabella, Madeline, Samuel, Mikas., A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, May 22 @ 12:00 noon at my son Jason's home - Jason Squibb, 13026 Persons Rd., Bow, Washington. 98232., WE WILL MISS YOU JONNIE!




Our beloved patriarch left us to walk with Jesus. In his 89 years, Joe touched many people, and we will miss him., He was on born November 27, 1921, in Darrington, WA as the youngest of eight children, to Fred and Mary (Brown) Sturgeon, Sr., Growing up in Oakland, California and after high school graduation, he returned to Darrington to farm, and met the love of his life. Joe married Beverly Ann Gruenberg on Valentine's Day in 1950 and together they had four children., The family moved to Seattle in 1954 where Joe worked as an inspector for the Boeing Company for eleven years, traveling around the U.S. for them, as his specialized skills were needed., In 1966, Joe moved the family to Anacortes and started his own company custom-building fiberglass boats and tanks. Always thinking up new ideas, Joe built his own 40-foot catamaran, patented a unique hydrofoil system, and was working on a design for a windmill-driven car when he left us., Joe was a longtime member of the Anacortes Lutheran Church and the Gideon's., He and Bev spent many years after his retirement traveling across the U.S. and Canada, spreading the word of God in their 1962 GMC Suburban, nicknamed "Old Betsy"., Joe was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and three sisters., He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Dale (Linda); daughters, Diane, Kathleen Kerr (David), Kim Woolsey (Robert); seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Joe, please sign the online guest register at



James E. Renschler

James E. RENSCHLER James E. Renschler, 86, of Burien passed away on May 17, 2011. James was born on October 26, 1924 in Linton, North Dakota. Mr. Renschler is survived by his spouse Arlene, 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A committal service with full military honors will be held at 9:00 AM Friday, May 20, 2011 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Please visit www. for more information.



James Edwin "Jim" Arnold

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James Eugene (Schalow) Schauman

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James Pugh

Of Coeur d'Alene passed, away Saturday, May 14,, 2011 in Spokane. He was born October 11, 1937 in Ft., Benton, MT to Clarence and Rose (Nagengast) Pugh., James was retired from Great Northern/BNSF, Railroad. He was a member, of St. Thomas Catholic, Church in Coeur d'Alene. He enjoyed his family, fishing, traveling and toddy-time. He loved spending time with his friends in Idaho and California, gardening, and beating his family at cards. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley, at home; his sons Michael Carlman of Puyallup, WA and Patrick Carlman of Milwaukie, OR; his daughters Sherry Cook of Salem, IL and Janine Mardell of Newnan, GA; a brother Roger Pugh of Turlock, CA; sisters Norma Olivarez of Harlingen, TX and Cleo Pool of Waco, TX; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 919 E. Indiana, Coeur d'Alene. Memorial contributions can be made to the, , 920 N. Washington St. # 200, Spokane, WA 99201.



James R. Clark

Passed away at his home in Wilbur, WA on May 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife Shirley at the home in Wilbur, WA. He has eight children, Janell and Steve Jones of Washougal, WA; Jody and Paul Jones of Davenport, WA; Jerome and Robin Clark of Nine Mile Falls, WA; Jean and Gale Gardner of Lind, WA; Jana and Brian Bodeau of Wilbur, WA; James and Sonya Clark II of Nine Mile Falls, WA; Joseph and Tina Clark of East Wenatchee, WA and Josh Clark of Odessa, WA along with 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Jim also has three brothers Robert Clark of Minot, ND; Jack and Barbara Clark of Medford, OR and Larry and Kathy Clark of Wilbur, WA and two sisters Dorothy and Duke Feldkircher of New Town Square, PA and Karen and Art Layton of Wilbur, WA and brother-in-law Dean Wheeler of Auburn, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Orpha Clark, great-granddaughter Mylah and brother Donald and two sisters Faye and Gloria and sister-in-law June Clark. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a former member of the Kenmare Diving Rescue and charter member of the first diving and rescue club in North Dakota. He was former Fire Chief in Crosby, ND and started the first volunteer rural Fire Department. He helped to develop the Community Swimming Pool Foundation in Wilbur, WA and was involved in many community projects including Emerson Park and others. Spending time with his family brought him the most joy. A Rosary Service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Pat MacMahon officiating. The family suggest memorials be made to the following in Jim's name: Wilbur Ambulance, the Wilbur Fire Department, Community Swimming Pool Foundation, c/o Roxanne Sherwood @ Wheatland Bank, Wilbur, WA, or to the NW Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance, Eastern Washington Office: PO Box 7638, Spokane, WA 99207. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the family.



James William "Bill" Connolly

James William 'Bill' CONNOLLY Bill Connolly, 85, died peacefully May 14, 2011. Born in Seattle on March 4, 1926 to Joe and Anna (Hagen) Connolly, he was the young est of 3 sons. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1944 and joined the Army Air Force. Upon discharge he attended Seattle University, graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He worked for the Boeing Company for 43 years before retiring in 1995. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary 'Beattie' Connolly; sons, Jerry (Sue), Bob and Dan; daugh ter, Anne Casel (Rod); and 11 grand children. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, May 19th, at 7:00 PM at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N. 36th St., Seattle, WA Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 20th, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave. N. E., Seattle. Interment, Holyrood Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Human Life Education Fund, 14400 Bel-Red Rd., Suite 207, Bellevue, WA 98007-3952; or St. Francis House, 169 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.



Janet Coleen Brodie Mickelson

Janet Coleen Brodie MICKELSON September 2, 1931 ~ May 5, 2011 Janet Brodie Mickelson passed peacefully at home on May 5, 2011, with her husband Mike and her family by her side. 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 3:00 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 Sign Janet's on-line Guest Book at



Janina Prot-Wald

Janina Prot-Wald died in Seattle May 16, 2011. Born in Poland February 8th, 1926, Jana was a Holocaust survivor. She spent the war in Warsaw working for the Polish resistance and was a field medic during the Warsaw Uprising. After the war, she finished her medical studies in Wroclaw and then worked at the Neurologic Clinic at the Warsaw Medical Academy. She moved to the U.S. in 1971 and practiced primary care and neurology near Boston. In Warsaw, and subsequently in Lexington, Massachusetts, she was active in Polish intellectual circles. After retirement she relocated to Seattle to live next to her daughter and grandchildren. Charming and beautiful, she had an extraordinary ability to make friends with everyone she came in contact with. She was courageous, principled and devoted to her family and friends. Jana is survived by her brother Tomasz (Eliza), daughter Anna (Joel), son John (Storm), niece Kasia (Michal) and grandchildren to whom she was devoted, Ari, Eli, Mara, Scott, and Leila. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua. Graveside service will take place today, May 18th at 1:30pm at Hills of Eternity Cemetery in Seattle. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Planned Parenthood or World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. See Thursday's 5/19/2011 Seattle Times paid obituaries for photo version of this obituary notice.



Javier Garcia JR (Boogie)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Jim Hayes

The void that exists is vast, unfillable., The love for you will last forever., It is felt by so many, because of your ability to be so much to everyone you met, anytime, anywhere., You are in my thoughts every day, and I know many other people think of you the same., I love and miss you more than words can express, but I know where you are, so that helps the days go by.



Joel Jenner Wehrman

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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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.



Joyce M. Istas Boyd

Joyce M. Istas BOYD Joyce M. Istas Boyd was born in Havre, Montana, October 15th, 1920, along with her identical twin sister, Janet. She died peacefully May 12, 2011. The twins were the middle children of six, all born to Edwin F. and Axeline Brink Istas; Margaret and Shirley were elder, Frank and Larry younger. The children grew up on a marginally successful homestead farm during the dust-bowl era and Joyce had fond memories of her childhood days in spite of the challenges. The family temporarily moved back to Wisconsin before relocating near to Olympia, WA where Ed was gratefully employed by Texaco as an accountant for the remainder of the Depression. The family was grateful for steady employment and topped their Christmas tree with a Texaco star every year thereafter. Axeline intended that Joyce and Jan become secretaries, but they had bigger plans: they both moved to Seattle in 1938 to attend the University of Washington and put themselves through school both graduating as Dieticians in 1942. Joyce met her first husband, Ralph Vick, in college and they were married just as WWll commenced. Sadly, Ralph died within a year when his ship sank in the Pacific. During the war, Joyce worked at a chemical warfare gas-mask manufacturing plant in Seattle and then she moved Detroit to become a dietician for Detroit Schools where she met Melton Boyd, an attorney in Ohio. They were married and moved back west to the Northgate area of Seattle, where Melton was staff attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and Securities and Exchange Commission. They had three children, Steve, Greg, and Randi. In 1955 the family moved to north Capitol Hill where Joyce continued to live in the family home until her passing. Active in neighborhood activities and scouting, Melton and Joyce were famous for their Cinco de Mayo parties on opening day of boating season, and in retirement, trips to Mexico in their red VW camper and visiting friends all over the country. Joyce and Jan were regular volunteers at the Seattle Art Museum and Joyce was a patron of the Seattle Symphony and Opera as well as one of the first volunteers for the local Head Start program. After Melton's death in 1990, the twins travelled extensively throughout the world as eternal 'best friends' and, over the past year, as roommates in the Boyd family home on Capitol Hill. Both were grateful for their good health, the deep love of family and extended family members, and their own special twin companionship well into their 'ninetieth year' (as they were fond of reminding others.) Joyce is survived by her sister Janet I. Butler (Seattle), brother Larry Istas (Paduca, KY) her children, Stephen Boyd (Seattle), Gregory Boyd (Bethesda, Md) and Randalynn Boyd Burns (Seattle), and her beloved grandchildren: Mikaela, Maia, Soleil, Lucian, Evan, Heather, Andrea and Cora. The family suggests remembrances be made in sharing daily kindness with others as Grandma Joyce would have wanted. Sign Joyce's on-line Guest Book at Joyce pictured right, Janet on left.



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.




Heaven's Very Special Child, 'It's time again for another birth', Said the angels to the Lord above,, 'This special child will need much love.', 'Her progress may seem very slow, Accomplishments she may not show,, And she'll require much extra care, From the folks she meets down there, She may not run or laugh or play,, Her thoughts may seem quite far away., In many ways she won't adapt..., And she'll be known as handicapped., So let's be careful where she's sent., We want her life to be content., Please, Lord, find the parents who, Will do a special job for you., They will not realize right away, The leading role they're asked to play,, But with this child sent from above, Comes stronger faith and richer love., And soon they'll know the privilege given, In caring for this gift from Heaven,, Their precious charge, so meek and mild, Is Heaven's very special child.', In lieu of flowers, please support The Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) or The Children's' Developmental Center.



Kae Kolkana

Born Margaret Kathryn Innes, also known as "Cookie" by family and close friends, April 14, 1947 to Bob and Dorothy Innes in Kirkland, WA and passed away May 14, 2011 from diabetes and liver problems. She graduated from Mt. Si High School and went on to Western Washington State College in Bellingham, WA majoring in home economics. She taught school in the Everett School District at Evergreen, Port Gardner and North Middle Schools. Kae loved the Shores of Maui, Rock Island Lake in the backwoods of British Columbia, crossword and jigsaw puzzles., Kae is survived by her husband of 33 years, Richard "Dick"; sister, Barbara Innes, of Seattle; step-daughters, Tammy (Dick) Caldwell, Barb (Cliff) Johnston and Karen (Mike) Emory; grandchildren, Michaela, Brandon, Dallas and Ian; niece, Cindy (Kevin) Johannes; nephew, Chris Innes and their families., She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Innes; father, Robert Innes; and brother, Jim (Spike) Innes. She left us a note saying as I leave you, "If you remember me in tears, don't remember. If you remember me laughing and joking, remember me always.", A celebration of Kae's life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mobile Country Club Clubhouse, 1415 84th St. SE, Everett., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to Purdy & Walters with Cassidy.



Kathryn Anne "Katie" Barnard-Schreiner

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Kurt Joseph Broderick

Survived by his wife of 25, years Terri, mother, Elizabeth Broderick,, stepsons Chad Meyers and, David Dassow, their wives, and 10 beautiful, grandchildren., Kurt was lost to us unexpectedly and will be deeply missed. He was loved and did love well., Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 3pm on Saturday May 21st at 5-Mile Community Church, 1915 Johannsen Rd.




SERVICE REMINDER, Memorial Service will be held at Edison Lutheran Church May 21, 2011 at 11:00am. Reception to follow is not a potluck. 



LaVerne L. Durbin

LaVerne L. Durbin July 9, 1922 - May 12, 2011 LaVerne was born in Le Flore, OK and passed away in Lodi, CA, but spent most of her life in Spanaway, WA. She was involved with the Timberline Travel Club and served as their secretary for many years. LaVerne is survived by her son Bob (Judy) Durbin of Stanwood, WA, her sister Doris Fries of Lodi, CA, grandson Dan (Jessamyn) Durbin of Marysville, WA, granddaughter Diana (Eric) Anderson of Monroe, WA, great-granddaughter Sadriene Durbin, and numerous friends. Services will be held at 12:00 PM, Friday, May 20, 2011in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at



Laura Plunkett

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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.



Leo Laverne Zaddack

In June of 1974, Leo began his 38-year battle with a massive heart condition. In 1975, he survived an attempted quadruple bypass surgery at Providence Hospital in Seattle by pioneering surgeon Dr. Lester Sauvage. Being given an estimated timeline of two years of quality life with the newly triple bypassed arteries, Leo was forced to retire from working full time and began living each day to the fullest extent. He enjoyed his time fishing, hunting, coaching and watching baseball, fastpitch softball and basketball games. He was an assistant coach at Saint Martin's University for the men's basketball and women's basketball teams between 1976 and 1995, ending with a trip to the NAIA Division I National Championship Tournament in Tennessee with the Lady Saints. Leo loved to talk and would often swap stories and become fast friends with people he met everywhere. He enjoyed his morning coffee "with the guys" and being the senior member of the "Monday Night Football Club." Leo had thousands of "dumb blond jokes" that he delighted in sharing regularly with his daughters.



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



Lillie "Irene" Anderson

Lillie Irene Anderson, of Camas, WA, passed away on May 15, 2011 in Clackamas, OR, at the age of 77. She was born on Aug. 15, 1933 in Max Creek, MO. She moved to Washington when she was around five years old and graduated from Washougal High School in 1952. She was active in school as a yell leader and in drama, as well as a member of the drum and bugle corps., Irene married her high school sweetheart, Alan Anderson, on June 8, 1952., She worked several different jobs: she was a telephone operator back when she had to physically connect the lines, she worked as a car hop, bookkeeper, and waitressed at both the Parker House and Neder's Caf&eacute., Irene attended the Lutheran Church and loved computer games, crosswords and crafts. She was an avid reader and never forgot anybody's birthday. She was also a part of the breakfast club at Smitty's and Hometown Buffet., Irene is survived by her husband, Alan, at home; daughters, Diane Anderson of Stevenson, WA, Carol (Wayne) McCullough of Washougal, WA and Ann (Will) Harryman of Stevenson, WA; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her son, Alan, Jr., in 1988; as well as two brothers; and her parents, James and Eva Miller., Her life will be celebrated during a funeral service at Straub's Funeral Home on Thurs., May 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



Lois Danilson Hallock

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Lois Danilson Hallock, 89, joined our Lord on May 5, 2011. She had a goal of a large 90th birthday party and will celebrate that in Heaven. She was born the second of six children of Evalina and James Danilson, in a home delivery, June 29, 1921, in Manson, WA.



Lois N. Moorhead

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Louise Cromwell

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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




For a period of time during the 1970s, while raising a family, Mary worked part-time in sales at Lerner's Department store. In 1979, Mary accepted a position with Benton Franklin Health District and retired as a W.I.C. certifier in 1997., Mary was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and sang in the choir for more than thirty years. Mary also sang with the Battelle Music Makers and Sweet Adelines. Mary was also an active member of the Red Hat Society and Young Ladies Institute., Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Jack, Peter, Paul, and Dennis Folan and her grandson Luke LaSalle., Mary is survived by her sisters: Doris (Bob) Mason of Andover, MA, and Judy (Chuck) Fox of Methuen, MA; her husband Joe; daughters: Cathie Tate (Friend Woodrow) and Sheila (John) LaSalle and sons: Steve, Dave (LaVonne), Jack (Esadeta), and Tim (Susan), plus twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson., The Praino Family wish to thank the staff of Davita Kidney Clinic, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Richland Rehabilitation Center and Eagle Assisted Living, and Hospice of the Chaplaincy for their compassion and support during her long battle with Kidney disease., Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 19; from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary following at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland. A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland on Friday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m., with reception at the church. Graveside service is to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland.



Margaret May Farrell

Margaret May Farrell, 95, of Lake Stevens, WA passed away May 15, 2011. She was born on October 13, 1915 in Burlington, WY to William and Effie Davidson. Margaret was the eldest of four girls and one son. She moved from Wyoming to Montana where she grew up., She married Niles Meservey in 1931 and had a son and a daughter. They lived at the Harbor in Aberdeen. She remarried in 1938 to Leo G. Farrell and moved to Seattle, WA where she had one more daughter. Margaret lived a long and fruitful life, always smiling and full of love., She was preceded in death by son, Ronald G. Meservey; and daughter, Barbara A. Barry., She is survived by daughter, Marlene J. Wolf; eight grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren., Viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., May 19, 2011 at the LDS Church, Machias Ward, 8522 131st Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290., Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. followed by a lunch to which all are invited., A graveside committal service at Mountainview Cemetery, Auburn, WA will follow the luncheon.



Maria Gonzalez

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 7, 1923 - May 16, 2011 



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.



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

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/Georgia Pacific 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. Mark 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 am., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6500 Highland Dr., Vancouver, WA.



Martin Matthew "Babe" Schmidt

Martin "Babe" Matthew SCHMIDT At 83 years old, Martin passed away on May 10, 2011. He passed in a way that most people only hope for; peacefully, and in the company of his family after enjoying a day at Mt. Baker. The legacy of this amazing man will forever endure in our hearts. Martin was born in rural North Dakota, graduated from the University of North Dakota and then came to the Seattle area in 1947. He was stationed at Fort Lawton and received a WW II Victory Medal. He met the love of his life Jeanie Del Missier on a blind date. They raised their family while he worked for 29 years at Acme Iron Works, the family business in Seattle. He retired in 1978, when the family moved to Whidbey Island to enjoy the Island way of life. Dad's humor, tremendous love, strength of character, humility and sparkling blue eyes will be unimaginably missed by Jeanie, his wife of nearly 59 years, his 5 daughters, his 8 grandchildren and all their spouses, 3 great-grandchildren, and over 100 close relatives, and many friends. Burial will be at Bayview Cemetery during a small private ceremony. Church services will be held on 5/21/11 at 2pm at St Hubert's Church in Langley, Wa., with a reception to follow at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Donations can be made in Martin's name to WAIF Animal Shelter, 20168 SR 20 Coupeville, WA.



Marvin T. Young

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Mary Elizabeth "Emmy" Lovegren

Mary "Emmy" Elizabeth Lovegren, 83 of Anacortes, Washington died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Island Hospital in Anacortes, as a result of a stroke., She was born in Seattle, Washington on November 5, 1927 the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Reese) Hermanson., Emmy graduated from Queen Anne High School where she met her first husband, Harry Backman. They married in 1949 and raised their three children in Magnolia. After Harry's death in 1979, Emmy continued to teach elementary school in Seattle until her retirement in 1992. She then moved to Marrowstone Island where she and Harry had planned and built a vacation home., She married Rod Lovegren in 1992 and they enjoyed travel and life on the island until Rod passed away in 1999., Emmy then moved back to Seattle where she was able to enjoy the city and her many friends, until moving to Anacortes in 2008., Emmy was a bright woman and graduated from the UW with her first degree in business and labor at age twenty before taking a job with the Teamsters and Dave Beck in Seattle. Next she and Harry had their three children, before she returned to get her Masters in Education. This was intermixed with the joys and challenges of raising a family, helping with school projects and attending swim lessons, sports events, or summer camps, and teaching the value of learning and a certain work ethic., Emmy was a wonderful friend to so many, a great conversationalist, and a real motivator. She had a passion for children and the opportunities that education offered. Emmy had a beautiful smile which she always left in her wake, and was always happy in the company of friends and family, and when surrounded by the beauty of the waters and calm of Marrowstone Island., She loved to travel, and visited six continents during her journeys. Emmy loved the chance to see her grandchildren, and watching them grow to adults with their own lives, was a joy. She loved to share Holidays with her family, and to have the chance to show them some of the wonder and magic of the world around them. And she knew it as a very wonderful world., Emmy was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, Harry Backman and Rod Lovegren., She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Karen Backman of Anacortes, William Backman of Nordland, WA; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Robert Rankin of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren and spouses, Jon and Christina Backman and their son, Salvador, Kristin and Korey Johnson, Daniel Backman, Kelsey Anderson, Karl Stromberg, Anna Stromberg, and Viktor Stromberg., Emmy's family wishes to thank the staff of Rosario and Fidalgo Care Center, and the nurses at Island Hospital for their kindness and care during her last three years in Anacortes., A private memorial service will be held later this summer. Memorials are suggested to either Children's Hospital in Seattle or Island Hospital Foundation in Anacortes., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Emmy, please sign the online guest register at



Mary Lou Herridge

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Mary M. LaPoint

Mary Margaret LaPoint, 69. Born in Spokane, WA December 28, 1941. Passed away February 12, 2011 near Mt. Spokane., A generous spirit with lifelong friends, Mary worked as a waitress in Spokane for many years, first at the old Showboat Restaurant in Spokane, and then the Hungry Farmer in Spokane Valley., She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom LaPoint, in December 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Sue LaPoint, (I love you, Mom) ; two brothers: Elmer Wright of Rathdrum, ID, and Joe Wright of Dalton Gardens, ID; two sisters: Sue Ellis, Mead, WA, and Beta Brewer, Coeur d'Alene, ID; and several nieces and nephews., She will be missed by long-time neighbors Bill and Bobbie Svoboda and her co-workers Carol, Rita, and Linda, and long-time friend Robert Root., A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 21, at the cemetery in Waverly, Washington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spokane Humane Society.



Maureen "Jeanie" "Myra" Gann

Proud mother, loving grandmother and the most selfless, giving person we will ever know. Myra is survived by her children: three sons Garry Jensen of Bend, OR, Jeff (Vicky) Jensen and Mark Jensen of Spokane Valley and three daughters Karen (Neil) Hansen, Vickie (Manuel) Sutherland and Gail (Jeph Yarnell) Knigge, all of Spokane. She is also survived by grandchildren Cody Sutherland, Hailey Jensen, Brandon (Jennifer) Underwood and Derek Underwood, all of Spokane, grandson Josh (Gretchen) Sutherland of Coeur D' Alene, ID, granddaughters Nicole Byer (Chris) and Tasha Jensen of Bend, OR; eight gorgeous great-grandchildren also survive her. Born in Spokane on June 15, 1934 to parents Laverne and Verna Karle and graduated from West Valley High School in 1952. Myra spent most of her life in Spokane area and was raised primarily by her loving grandparents Frank and Mamie Hilton. In 1953 she married her first husband Enoch (Duff) Jensen. On May 27, 1982 he married Cecil Gann. Besides raising six children, Myra spent several happy years tending bar and Mike's Welcome Tavern in the Spokane Valley. She also worked as a substitute special education aide for the Central Valley School District. She was a member of, 's Women's Auxiliary., Her children take great comfort knowing the love of her life, Cecil Gann, is waiting to welcome her in Heaven along with many people who loved her for her concern and kindness, but preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the LDS, Bowdish Chapel, 40th and Bowdish. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the Jensen family to help Mark Jensen.



Maxine Aucutt

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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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.



Michael J. Miller

Born February 20, 1955, Spokane WA. Passed away May 7,2011 at VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, CO Survived by parents, Bessie P Pope, Robert M. Miller of Spokane Two sisters,Theresa Cosgrove, Robin Barbero, Three brothers,Mark Miller, Scott Miller, Christopher Miller. Preceded in death by one sister, Jennifer Sackett.



Michelle May (McNeil) Dagner

On April 7, 1980 an angel was gifted to us and on May 13, 2011 God called her home. Our hearts are broken and there is a void that will never be filled. If I could use one word to describe her it would be love., She loved her husband, Mike Dagner, and she loved being a mom to Avery Dagner. She loved her parents, Greg and Mitzi McNeil; her brothers, Cameron and Ryan McNeil; her sister, Mandy McNeil; and she loved her two nephews, Michael McNeil and Tylor McNeil. She loved her best friend, Mike Jacobs. She loved all her aunts and uncles and cousins; and she loved too many friends to mention (you know who you are). Everyone she loved, loved her back., Waiting for Michelle in heaven is Nana and Grampy Perry; Granma and Grampa McNeil; uncle, Dale; and cousins, Tommy Bellah, Troy Anderson, Christopher Hartley and Lilly Perry. We will miss her and she will be in our hearts now and forever. Till we meet again, rest in peace Shelly smelly tickle belly. We love you always and forever., Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy. Graveside Service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will follow at her parent's home.



Mildred June "Woody" Cooley

Mildred "Woody" Cooley passed away on May 12. Her struggle with cancer and dementia is over and is now completely healed and with Jesus in Heaven. Survivors include her four children, Sandy Vernon, Debbie (Charles) Hunt, John (Oleta) Vernon, and Scott (Katie) Cooley; sister, Wilma Brazier. Woody has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, Joe and Luella Latta; siblings, Ray, Norm, and Joanne., Woody had many gifts in life and one of her greatest was the love and compassion she consistently showed for others. She touched so many lives and it was awesome just to be in her presence. Woody's love of her family was unconditional, always placing the needs of her family above her own. Woody loved to cook, make cookies, sew, and serve anyone who God placed in her path. She was so full of energy and life - her family and friends will always love her and miss her!, Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Carolee's in Ridgefield, PO Box 460, Ridgefield, WA 98642 and to the, A Celebration of Woody's life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Castle Rock Baptist Church, 211 Front Avenue NW, Castle Rock, WA 98611., Please sign the Guest Book at



Myrtle Mae Rudick

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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OBITUARY: Edward George Weber

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 AM 

Edward (Ed) George Weber, 82, of Colton, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. Ed was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Uniontown, Wash., to George and Kathryn Lightfield-Weber. He attended St. Boniface School in Uniontown through the eighth grade and graduated from Colton High School in 1947. He attended Washington State College for one year and then returned home [...]



OBITUARY: Ireta G. Painter

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ireta G. Painter of Lewiston passed away April 26, 2011, of causes related to age. She was 89.She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Harris L. Painter; two sons, Charles and Roger Painter; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Ireta was a care giver in the Lewiston and Moscow areas for many years.She was a very loving, caring [...]



Olga Anderson Ness

Olga Anderson Ness, 96, of Everett, passed away May 13, 2011., Service will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, 1702 Pacific Ave., Everett., Reception following at Normana Hall, Everett.




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Phillip Wayne Goertz, 77, loving husband and father, joined the Good Lord on May 13, 2011, after a long struggle with many medical challenges., He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Marty; his children, Jeffrey, Ronald and his wife Carrie, their chidlren, John and Jennifer, Steven and his wife Deanna, and their children Brandi, Lindsay, Kelsey, Danielle, Cali, and Anna, and due in August, great-grandson Joey; and Trudy., Phil was born on October 13, 1934 in Cleveland, OH. He had a 22 ½ year career in the, as a weather officer, retiring as a Major. He was stationed across the country as well as Thailand and Germany. His lifelong passion, though, was the Boy Scouts of America. From being a Scout as a youth, earning Scouting's highest honor - Eagle Scout, through volunteering as an adult, being awarded the Silver Beaver, to a second career as a Professional Scouter in Seattle and Skagit and Island Districts, he has maintained a continuous membership in this great organization., Over the past 20 years, he was an active participant in the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon, including being the Club Secretary for many years. He will be greatly missed., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the, , Boy Scouts of America, or the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon., A memorial mass will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. A reception will follow at St. Joseph Center., Please share your thoughts of Phil and sign the online guest register at, Arrangments are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Pauline Virginia Davison

Pauline Virginia Davison was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1918 to Alice and Paul Theda. Her family migrated to Seattle, WA where she graduated from Queen Anne High School. She married Robert Davison in 1939, lived in Edmonds, WA, moved to the Kittitas Valley in 1958 and back to Snohomish County in 1996. Pauline was a vivacious servant of Jesus and never met a stranger. She is beloved by all., She is survived by three daughters, Pauli Pedersen (Morris), Alice Jorgensen and Robin Chaloupka (Vic); her sister, Katherine (Dick) Topkins, San Rafael, CA; sister-in-law, Betty Theda, Bolivar, MO; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Louise Davison (1988); her husband, Robert Edward Davison (1996); and her brother, Kenneth Theda (2010)., A service will be held at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, Monday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Snohomish Hospice; or donations may be sent to Youth Missions at North Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek, WA.



Pearl E. Iorns

Pearl E. IORNS Age 92. Lifelong Seattle area resident. Born Feb. 16, 1919 in Crete, NE. Passed away on May 13, 2011 in Kent WA. Preceded in death by husbands Bill Hansen and Burt Iorns. Survived by daughter, Sue Courtier (John) and son, Bill Hansen (Bobbie), four granddaughters, six great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Pearl was truly one of a kind. She will be greatly missed.A memorial celebration of Pearl's life will be held Sunday, May 22, 2:00 at Canyon View Estates clubhouse, 22001 107th S.E., Kent, WA 98031. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice, 425 Pontius Ave N. Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98019



Peter Parker

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 4, 1929 - May 14, 2011 



Phyllis L. Pike

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Robert Hewlett BARDEN September 17, 1917 ~ May 14, 2011 A life-long resident of Seattle, he passed away peacefully at home. He was an alumnus of Broadway High School and the University of Washington where he became a big football fan. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Louise Melburn Barden, sister Jacquetta Barden Daniels, sons Bryce Barden, Chuff Barden (spouse Carolyn Pauw Barden), Stephen Barden (spouse Pamela Poletti Barden) and grandchildren Mireille Barden Weller (spouse Nathan and daughter Katherine), Brittany Barden Talley (spouse Derek), Robert Barden, Case Barden, Heidi Barden and Madeline Barden After 30 years as a contractor he spent his retirement deep sea fishing, big game hunting in Canada, tiger hunting in India and other world travels. A member of The Audubon Society, he listed 3,760 species of birds. He visited the capital and highest peak of every state. The family would like to thank his caregiver Natalie for her many months of service. No public memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burke Museum or the Nature Conservancy.




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




Rybeca was a sophomore at Richland High School. She was a 4.0 student, a member of The Honor Society and was accepted to Tri-Tech for next year. She was also a member of the Color Guard and played basketball and softball. Rybeca loved the color purple, arts and crafts, listening to music, watching horror movies, spending time with her family, being electronically attached to her many friends and kept busy with volunteer work and babysitting. She liked camping ... hated fishing and was outspoken and fearless. She will be deeply missed.



Raymond Frederick Ault

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:32 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

9/24/61 - 12/9/10FORT COLLINS, CO - Raymond Frederick Ault "Freddy", 49, died Dec. 9th, 2010 in Fort Collins, CO. Freddy was born in Oakland, CA. Raised and educated in Yakima, WA. Graduating from The Place in 1979 



Raymond J. Daley

Raymond J. Daley of Marysville, Washington died on 5/15/2011. A memorial service will be held on Friday May 20th at 5:00 p.m. Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville, WA. 



Rex B. Lary

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Richard Allison Passino

Richard Allison Passino Born July 22, 1925 in Gloversville, New York, and passed away May 13, 2011 in Auburn, Washington. After high school he enlisted in the U.S.



Richard Campbell

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Richard E. Craine

Born in Avon, Idaho. Dick passed away peacefully May 6th of respiratory failure in Redmond, OR. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Carol (Ingalls) Craine; five sons, Richard (Ronda) of La Pine, OR, Denis of West Linn, OR, David of Everett, WA, Darrel (Vivian) of Sacramento, CA, Loren of Sacramento, CA; three daughters Lynette of Pacific, WA, Lisa of Auburn, WA, Julie of Capitola, CA; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 304 S Adams, Spokane Valley, WA. Please sign our guest book at



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



Richard Wesley Ohlson

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Rita Kohlstadt

Rita died peacefully in her home with family by her side on May 15, 2011 after a courageous ten month battle with cancer. Rita was born August 5, 1941 and raised in Newburg, MO. She is survived by her sons, Wade Jackson (Missy), their sons Ian and Kyle, of Everett, WA; Ross Jackson (Maria), their daughters, Diana and Ashley, son Daniel and great-granddaughter RoseAngel, of San Diego, CA; her daughter Renee Katruska; her brother Jerry Edison (Linda) of MO; sister Wilda Van Elting of MO; several nieces and nephews, very special friends and her faithful dog, Fred., Rita enjoyed many holiday traditions, traveling to Everett at Easter and Thanksgiving, San Diego every Christmas, and Newburg Days every June to spend time with her friends and family. She was an avid local sports enthusiast, attending the Shock and Indians games with long time friends on a regular basis. Whether it was her favorite NASCAR drivers or the Seahawks, you knew where Rita would be, right in front of the television cheering them on., She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Hazel; husband Gary; brother, Donald; sisters Norma Jean, Fern, and Audrey; and grandson Ross., Thank you Mom for all the precious memories! Per Rita's request no services will be held. The family will host a celebration of life at her home on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The family would like to thank Care to Stay Home and Hospice of Spokane who made her last weeks very comfortable. In lieu of flowers, Rita and family request that charitable donations be made to Hospice of Spokane.



Robert E. Pew

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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.



Ronald Lewis Judd

Longtime Duvall resident Ronald Lewis Judd died Friday, May 13, at Regency Care Center in Monroe, where he had lived for the past four years. He was 73., Born Aug. 25, 1937 to Lloyd Lewis Judd and Margaret Leda (Gross) Judd in Portland, OR, Mr. Judd grew up in the Portland area before moving in 1951 to Moses Lake, Grant County, where his father served as pastor of the Evangelical Methodist Church. He graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1956., Also in Moses Lake, he met his future wife, fellow church member Gloria Fae Hartenstine. The couple wed on June 5, 1959 in Moses Lake, where Mr. Judd had begun what would be a three-decade career as an aerospace mechanic for the Boeing Company., In 1960, the couple moved to Duvall, where Mr. Judd continued his employment with Boeing, commuting at various times to its Everett, Renton and Seattle commercial airplane plants and working on production lines for the 737 and 747., From 1960 to 1966, Mr. Judd served as a reserve in the U.S. National Guard., A lifelong, avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, amateur photography, and especially, summer camping trips with his family. He was a longtime active member of the Duvall Evangelical Methodist Church, a volunteer Duvall, , and an enthusiastic amateur radio operator, call sign WB7ELX. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 751, and retired from the Boeing Company in 1992 at age 55., Prior to his retirement, Mr. Judd was diagnosed with an inoperable brain-stem tumor, which caused gradual paralysis, leaving him confined to a wheelchair during his later years. He moved to Regency Care Center in Monroe in 2007., In addition to wife Gloria, of Duvall, he is survived by daughters, Janice Ohlsen of Duvall and Linda Ranz of Kenmore; a son, Ronald Charles Judd, of Bellingham; a sister, Judith Griffin of Duvall; and a brother, Lloyd Charles "Chuck" Judd, also of Duvall., A private graveside service at Novelty Cemetery will be followed by a public memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Purdy & Kerr Funeral Home, 409 West Main Street in Monroe. Memorials may be made to Medical Teams International, Attn: Linda Ranz, 9680 153rd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052, or



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




Suzan is survived by her children Jeffery G. Guier; Richard A. Guier; Kira Palm; and Jack A. Guier. Along with her grandchildren: Casey Guier, Zoey Guier, Jeffery Guier Jr., Austin Guier, Kami Palm, Nora Palm and Rylan Guier., Suzan was not only known by others for her class, grace and elegance, but mostly for her heart of gold. She would do anything for her children and family without ever expecting anything in return. She enjoyed family get togethers, evening talks under the stars, spending precious time with her grandchildren, the color blue and the simple comforts in life., She will be missed more than words can express, but will forever remain in our hearts., Services will be held at Bethel Church located at 600 Shockley Rd. Richland, Washington, on May 20, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in the upstairs 'Desert View' room.



Sheila Margaret Graves

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

A Celebration of Sheila's Life will be held at the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the main lobby. The family invites you to come and share music, food, stories and memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wenatchee Performing Arts Center.



Sheri Lynn Johnson

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Shirley Jean Winfree

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Shirley Jean Winfree, 81, a former Quincy, WA resident, passed away December 29, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital in Ronan, MT. She was born February 2, 1929, in Ronan, to Claude and Kate Whittekiend. She was raised in Valley View at Polson, MT.



Sister Mary Esther Becker

A resident of Chewelah, WA passed away on May 14, 2011 at St. Joseph's Long Term Care in Chewelah. Sister Mary Esther was born on October 16, 1918 in Oberwuerzbach, Germany, the daughter of Alois Becker and Elisabetha Graf., Sister Mary Esther was preceded in death by her parents and sisters in Germany., She is survived by her two German Sister companions, Sister Alberta Nett and Sister Fidelis Weber who traveled to the United States with her in 1937, and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany., A Rosary for Sister Mary Esther will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 both at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colville, WA. The graveside service will begin at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane, WA. Memorial contributions may be given to DominiCare, St. Joseph's Long Term Care or the charity of your choice. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at, DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORY, 155 W. FIRST AVE., COLVILLE, WA 99114 is entrusted with the arrangements.



Stan Peters

Stan Peters, formerly of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 12, 2011 in Sun City West, AZ where he spent his winter months., He was a retired Portland, and president of the Portland Police Association for 15 years., Stan was an avid golfer, commercial pilot and flight instructor., Survivors include his four sons, Randy, Mark, Brian and John; sister, Gwen Hopkin; and very good friend, Bonnie Anderson., He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his sons, Eva, and his second wife, Lynn., A memorial celebration is being planned for June 12, 2011. Please call Randy for more details at 360-253-8339., Please sign Stan's guest book at:



Stanley "Stan" Jordan

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

Stan died peacefully at home, at the age of 84, surrounded by his family, on Monday, May 16, 2011. He was born in Seattle and had spent the last 22 years in Wenatchee. Stan was a Veteran who served his country in the South Pacific during WWII. 



Steve Costello

Steve passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Holy Family Hospital; his family was by his side. Family and friends who knew him will miss him dearly. He was a long time resident of Spokane, moving here in 1967 from Jacksonville, FL., Steve was born December 18, 1922 in Farrell, PA to Steve and Julia Costello. He married Alma of Dayton, Ohio on June 14, 1952 and remained married for 56 years. They raised four daughters who all live in Spokane, Juliann Barnes and her husband Lance, Susan Leonetti, Phyllis Jessen and her husband Rich, Rita Jones and Gary Jarvis. Steve has eight grandchildren, Jill and Tim Leonetti, Tony (Amy) Leonetti, Carly DeNeui (Alex), Laef Barnes, Rachel Jones, stepgrandsons Reed and Dane Jessen., Steve was preceded in death by his loving wife Alma in 2008, his parents and nine siblings. Steve was one of ten children of immigrant parents who arrived in the United States and received their citizenship through Ellis Island in the late 1890's. As a child growing up during the Great Depression he had fond memories of his father and relatives gathering together around the kitchen table playing their violins and singing songs of their Polish heritage. As a teenager he worked in a CCC camp based in Colorado and fell in love with the west. In 1943 Steve enlisted in the Navy as a Seaman 1st class spending three years in the Pacific Theater before being medically discharged due to TB. He was employed after the war working for the federal government until his retirement in 1978., His love for fishing was passed on to his four daughters with wonderful memories spent fishing in the early years on the St. Johns River in Green Cove Springs, Florida, and many years to follow on lakes and rivers in the Pacific NW. He spent more time untangling their lines and baiting hooks than fishing himself. On opening day of fishing season in 2000 he caught a near record German Brown trout at Waitts Lake weighing 19+ lbs., Steve was very proud of his children and grandchildren and will be remembered for his gentle spirit and giving nature. Special thanks to the nurses at Holy Family Hospital for their compassionate care of our father. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Inland Northwest Honor Flight, 608 W 2nd Suite 309, Spokane WA 99201., Visitation will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 from 4 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 4 PM at the Fairmount Memorial Park Sunset Chapel with Interment to follow. Please visit Steve's memorial at, Arrangements entrusted to:



Susan K. Durfee

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Thomas William "Bill" Turner passed away at Fidalgo Care Center on May 4, 2011. He would have been 90 years old on July 11, 2011. His parents were Lewis and Elizabeth Warriner (Turner). Those are the vital statistics., He leaves behind his wife, Patricia "Pat", a brother in Colorado, nieces and nephews, and longtime patrons of the family business, Simmonds Paint and Glass on Commercial Avenue., Bill and Pat, natives of Mount Vernon, came to Anacortes to take over the Simmonds operation which had been established by his stepfather. This occurred after his discharge as a member of the, /Armed Guard detachment convoy out of Brooklyn. He served in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and South Pacific. He later was to join his stepfather who needed some temporary post war help in Anacortes., Owner Simmonds, soon decided Bill and Pat were perfect to take over the store operations and ultimate ownership. Forty years later, the store, well established, was sold and relocated to its current location on Commercial Avenue., During this 40 years (and many more after their retirement), Bill and Pat, individually and collaboratively, were a great couple community wise. Bill was a major player in Planning Commissions at the city, county, and state levels. He was named to the first Skagit Board of Adjustments., State Chief Justice Charles F. Stafford (a native from Anacortes) named Bill to a committee to study the Washington State Appellate Court system at the, . He was a founding member and past president of the Anacortes Junior Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was State Director of the organization. This was only the tip of his civic iceberg. A sense of humor he had in spades. He could emulate many of the great comics of his day., As for Pat? She was the perfect support arm as keeper of the business books, a reigning hostess, home decorator, and to all who knew her, the quintessential example of understated style. Yes! Bill and Pat were a winning team in all respects. He didn't dress too shabby, either., Bill loved music. In his own words: "From Stravinsky to Sinatra to Sons of the Pioneers." He was a circus aficionado with a collection of midway posters over the years. He loved the circus and was usually on the lot before the shows rolled in! He was also a fan of old time radio and had a huge collection of sculptured elephants, about which he said: "I would probably have had a real one, but I had no room for a litter box.", Bill was also a major player in the rehabilitation of Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theater. He also played in a couple of regional bands as a youth. He recalled that he could have been a world class musician, but in his own words, he said he had "no talent." That's not true, but the horn he never liked to blow was his own., He was a proud alumni of Mount Vernon High School (1959) and of Mount Vernon Junior College, presently SVC., Bill's range of friends was wide and diversified. All of whom were drawn to him for many reasons. His loyalty to Pat and his town was legendary, and (hiss-boo) Mount Vernon High School., Bill was trustee of the Skagit Museum of History, involved in the early years of the Mariner's Pageant, on Dean Maxwell's mayoral campaign committee, and among the early organizers of the Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival. He was also recipient of the Chamber's Volunteer of the Year and Senior Achievement Award., Bill was for 18 years a member of the C of C's hugely successful Visitor Information Committee., Bill and Pat had a list of achievements: personal, town, their Guemes beach house, extensive travel, their talent to entertain, we could go on and on, but lack of space forbids. His was a life fully lived. He and Pat were a perfect compliment. As many of your friends (who were legend) say in closing: It was go great to know you both., Arrangements were handled by the Neptune Society. Memorials in Bill's name may be made to a charity of choice., Longtime friend,, Wallie Funk



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, 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 Diabetes Association; Cancer Society; or Salvation Army.



Tobias Alvin Vatne

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Tom Coffman

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Sept. 24, 1922 – May 11, 2011



Vera "Babe" Flaa

Babe was born on July 22, 1940 in Bellingham, WA to Walter and Susie Mullett. She was the baby sister to Vivian Bart and Victor Mullett. In 1946 the Mullett family moved to Spokane. Babe graduated from West Valley High School and Kinman Business University. In 1960, she married Richard Haag and had three children. They lived in California for 10 years. In 1970 the family returned to Spokane where Babe worked for many years in banking. Dick passed away in 1994 and Babe took up traveling. She visited Hawaii and Graceland among other places. In 1996, Babe married Bud Flaa. She retired from Sterling Savings as Vice President in 2002. Babe spent her free time quilting, sewing, knitting and bragging about her grandchildren. When Bud retired in 2005, they became snowbirds and began spending winters in Arizona, always returning home for Christmas. Babe is survived by her husband Bud Flaa, three children, Cindy Mallicoat, Debbie Stevens and Rick Haag, three step-children Alton Flaa, Jeff Flaa and Kim Kjolseth, along with 16 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Care. A Memorial Service will be held at Noon on Saturday, May 21st at Heritage Chapel.



Victoria F. Bacon

Victoria Flora Bacon, of Ferndale, Washington, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011. She was 98 years old. Vicky came from a hardworking farming family and couldn't believe people would ever want to retire. She worked at Georgia Pacific for many years then worked and volunteered at the Bellingham and Ferndale Senior Centers. She liked to work in her vegetable and flower gardens, and enjoyed Hesselgrave road trips to Eastern Washington and to the horse races in Canada. Vicky will be greatly missed by her children: Bob (Mary Lou) Kirkham and his children Diane, Jerry, and Carol Kirkham; and Penny Phelps. Memorial contributions may be made in Vicky's name to Evergreen Community Church, 6899 Enterprise Rd., Ferndale, WA 98247. A Graveside Service will be held in Vicky's honor, Monday, May 23, 2011, at 2:30 PM, followed by a reception, at Moles Greenacres Memorial Park, Axton & Northwest, Ferndale. Moles Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ferndale




Pete was accomplished in many occupations. He farmed, sheared sheep and trained horses in the Midwest. When he moved to the northwest, he worked in St. Maries and Coeur d'Alene saw mills. While employed at Diamond National, he met and married Martha Wilson on August 16, 1966. Shortly after the marriage, they moved to Eltopia, WA, where he was employed by the irrigation district. He retired from the district in 1984, and they moved to Kahlotus, WA, where they resided until Martha's death in 2004. He moved to Rathdrum to live with his grandson and greatgrandsons.




March 8, 1924 ~ April 16, 2011, A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00pm at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N. LaVenture Rd., Mount Vernon.



Waymon M. Brand

Waymon M. Brand, born May 3, 1937 in Roanoke, Alabama to Martin Brand and Vera Lane; passed away May 11, 2011 at his home in Everett, WA., Waymon is survived by Roberta, his wife of 52 years; one brother, David J.; two sisters, Mildred and Betty Jean; four sons, Robert (Shirley), Martin (Konnie), David (Karen), William (Theresa); six grandchildren, Brittany, Timothy, Shandra,Benjamin, Chrystal, Nichole and five great grandchildren.



William "Bill" Monnin

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:00 PM 

William "Bill" Monnin, age 75, died at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee on Sunday, May 15, 2011. He was born to Jules and Margaret "Maggie" Monnin on September 7, 1935, in Everett, WA. He was the eighth out of ten children.



William Frederick Owens

William Frederick OWENS Born 5/12/1951~ Died 5/1/2011 Survived by his wife Lynn McNeal and their 5 cats, sisters Barbara Arvidson and Kathryn Bouchor, various aunts, nieces and nephews. He worked faithfully for the Boeing Co. for 29 years and loved to hunt and fish during his time off. He will be truly missed by all. The memorial service will be held Sun 5/22/11 at 1:00 p.m. at American Legion Hall #67, Puyallup, WA.



William L. (Bill) Hubble Sr.

Graveside services will held at Mills & Mills Garden of Peace on May 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Reception will follow at Bill's home. 



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.



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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