Thursday, May 19, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/19/2011


"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.



Agnes Mildred Hemming

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Alverna Garrison

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Andrew Damien "Andy" Canfield

He is survived by his wife, Courtney; daughter, Talis; son, Merrick; brothers, Samuel Canfield, Warren Canfield, Wesley Canfield, Thomas Styron, and Justin Brown; parents, Robert Canfield and Linda (John) Morris; grandmother, Ardis Snook; grandparents, Bill and Jean Canfield; his in-laws and "adoptive parents," Ken and Ellen Irwin. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Don Snook; and brother, Robert William Canfield, Jr.



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.




Buck was an avid duck hunter, motorcycle rider and skateboarder. His passion led him to help build a skate park at Vista Hermosa. He also administrated a WOFC Skateboarding Competition in Kennewick. Buck loved children and spent so much of his life sharing the love of God with the many kids he met. He was the KIDS Church Director for many years at Word of Faith Center where he impacted many generations. Buck loved to help those in need, and he had a very special place in his heart for single moms and their kids.



Barry Culbertson

Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:11 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 6,1957 – May 16, 2011



Betty B. Vuylsteke

Betty B. VUYLSTEKE Betty B. Vuylsteke passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Edmonds, Washington. Betty was born in Cloverdale, Oregon on March 25, 1923. She moved with her parents to Portland to attend high school and later attended Pacific University at Forest Grove, Oregon whereshe met Frank. Betty and Frank were married in 1943 after he re- ceived his commission in the Navy. Following WWII, Betty and Frank moved to Seattle where he found work and they started a family. In her late 30s, Betty attended Seattle Pacific University and received a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Betty eventually taught first grade at both Lake City and Magnolia Elementary Schools in Seattle for nearly 25 years. Frank passed away in 1986 and Betty retired in 1988 to take care of her disabled son, Craig, until he passed in 2002. Betty continued on enjoying her reading and the company of her loving family. She will be remembered fondly by her many students and her longtime friends from the Broadview area where she lived and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Ballard. Betty is survived by her sons Ken and Keith (Susan), her grand-children Tessa, Jena, and Dana, and her great-grandchildren Cory, Jack, and Malia. As Betty requested, a private grave side ceremony will be held at the Pacific Lutheran area at Washelli on Saturday, May 21.



Betty Marie Bulmer Stuhley

Betty Marie Bulmer STUHLEY Betty Marie Bulmer Stuhley, 88, of Seattle, Washington, died May 15, 2011, at Seattle Medical & Rehab Center. She was born February 26, 1923, in Bellingham, Washington, the only daughter of late Floyd and Myrtle Bulmer. She graduated from Washington State University in 1944 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mathematics. She is survived by her best friend and partner, Jan Doctor; her daughter and son-in-law, Myra Leigh and Bob Johnson of Lake Forest Park, WA; her daughter and son-in-law Karla and Rob Huston of Kent, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Ned and Cindy Blackstone of Hartford, NY; son Paul Stuhley of Kenmore, WA; son and daughter-in-law Joe and Carol Stuhley of Yakima, WA; and preceded in death, son Aaron Stuhley. She isalso survived by her six grandchildren, Eleda, CJ, Elizabeth, Emily, Kneesa and Danielle;and one great-grandson, Justin.A private family service/burial will be held at Greenacres Cemetery in Bellingham, Washington. For those who wish to give, please make a donation to the Washington State University Honors College in her name. Sign Betty's on-line Guest Book at



Bonnie Campbell Hill

Bonnie Campbell HILL Bonnie Campbell Hill, 56, died May 10, 2011 after a difficult struggle with liver cancer. An internationally renowned educational consultant and author, Bonnie worked extensively with schools around the world and presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences. Her work has inspired teachers everywhere and will continue to have an impact on the lives of countless students. Bonnie leaves behind three children, Keith Bolling, Laura Hill, & Bruce Hill, her husband, Steve Hill, her father, Art Campbell, and her in-laws, Harold & Mary Frances Hill. She will be deeply missed by her extended family in Seattle and throughout the South, and by her vast network of friends and colleagues across the globe. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21 at the Rainier Club in Seattle (820 4th Avenue) at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to'Room to Read'



Brandon Allen Campbell

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Carl Eugene Gott

Carl was born August 14, 1941 and passed away May 14, 2011., Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Arlington Free Methodist Church, 730 E. Highland Dr., Arlington, WA. 



Carole Penix

Carole PENIX Carole passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2011, surrounded by her family. Carole was born March 4, 1927 in Minot, North Dakota to Martha and Walter Leigh, one of 10 children. After graduating from Minot High School in 1946, she moved to Seattle where she completed beauty school. Once in Seattle, she met and fell in love with Gordon Penix. It was not long before the two of them married, and started a family. They had three daughters, Carla, Lynn, and Kim, raising their girls in Seattle and Shoreline. Carole's calling in life was to care for others. She was a sweet, kind, generous daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, and a loving and dedicated mother. Her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren meant the world to her. She was a devoted and loyal wife, supporting her husband Gordon's career in the Coast Guard, which often took him to sea, away from the family for months at a time. Carole was able to provide her children a safe, happy, loving home, comforting her girls when they missed their dad, stoically hiding her own tears during her husband's absences. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook. Carole volunteered as a 'room mother' when her daughters were in elementary school, was active in her church, and sang in the choir at Woodland Park Methodist Church for many years. She also sang songs to entertain and comfort her children and grandchildren. She developed many wonderful friendships from every area of her life. People were drawn to her genuine sweet nature and her smile. After her children were grown and started their own families, Carole cherished her role as Grandma Carole. Her Grandchildren, and now her Great-Grandchildren, adored their sweet Grandma. As the years went on, Carole and Gordon began to travel together, spending several months out of each year in Hawaii, where they had many good times. In 2005, Carole suffered an injury from a fall. Her injuries, along with some other medical problems, led to a significant decline in Carole's health. She was at a low point, although she never complained. She could no longer travel to Hawaii with Gordon, and she was unable to remain at home. After her fall, Carole moved to a truly wonderful Adult Family Home in Seattle, where she could be close to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. For the past six years, Carole has been lovingly cared for by caregivers Lovella and Carmen. They were able to give Carole the attention and care she deserved, and they saw to it that Carole received the ongoing medical care she needed. Carole's love of life returned, and she was once again able to appreciate all life had to offer her. The loving care, kindness, and enormous generosity of Carole's caregivers made all the difference. The joy, bright smile and happy twinkle returned to Carole's beautiful brown eyes, where it remained until shortly before she passed. Carole is survived by her husband Gordon, daughters Carla, Lynn (husband Dennis Reilly), Kim (partner Mike Brown), her grandchildren Emily (husband Shane Stauffer), Gavin, Gordon, Elena, Erin, and Grant; and her great-grandchildren Coby, Holly, Janey, and Johanna. She is also survived by her brother Ken Leigh and Wes Leigh, sister Bonnie Smith, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen-Washelli Chapel, 11111 Aurora Ave North, Seattle. Those attending the service, please feel free to wear the bright colors that Carole loved! Please see full obituary and visit on-line guest book at



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.



DEATH NOTICE: Esther Sodorff

Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Esther E. Sodorff of Moscow died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare. She was 97. Arrangements will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 




Though we grieve, God he's pleased, and we may cry but in the sky he flies. DeMario is in good hands, although from our arms he left. Let the sun be his bright smile and the rain be his tears of joy. The clouds are his pillows where he rests his innocent head, and life is hard, so God provided him something soft. DeMario is fortunate, even though it seems tragic, as long as we live, so does the memory of this precious baby boy. We hold him in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers, gone but not forgotten. Life hit us hard but only to get back up from such a heavy blow. The pain we may not bear at the moment, but in the end, strength is achieved. DeMario was a golden child but was given a platinum life, although it was short lived, many questions asked but few answers given, but only God knows why. Rest in piece to an Angel who is being taught well up above, and is carried in tenderness. We were left with sorrow, but he left with happiness. Seasons will seem helpless, but we were left with a face of memory that will make those days worthy. From the cradle to the grave, here today gone tomorrow ... We love you, DeMario., DeMario is survived by his father, Justin Dixon and his mother, Ashley Holcroft., Viewing will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Life Church, formally Richland Assembly of God, 1110 Stevens Dr., Richland, WA 99354., Donations may be sent to Rick Holcroft, 2709 N. Road 52, Pasco, WA 99301




They eventually retired to their home on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. They enjoyed their retirement of fishing, water sports and having family and friends come to visit and taking fun trips to Silver Dollar City., To be closer to family, they moved to the Tri-Cities. Shortly thereafter, Fred passed away. For the next 10 years, she enjoyed her hobbies of playing bridge, reading, and attending her great-grandchildrens' events., She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, in Kennewick. She was a beloved wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was loved and blessed with many friends during her 10 years in the Tri-Cities. She will be truly missed by her family and by anyone who knew her.



Darlene Joyce (Whitted) McMillan

Darlene J. McMillan 77, went to be with Lord on May 15, 2011 with family at her side. Darlene was born November 14, 1933 in Willow Lake, SD to Russell and Viola Whitted., On August 2, 1952 she married her husband of 57 years, Donald L. McMillan Sr. In 1962 they moved to Everett, Washington., Throughout the years Mom worked in the food service industry, child care, sewing professionally and retiring from the Labor's Union 292., She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. McMillan Sr.; her parents Russell and Viola; and two brothers, Donald Whitted and Kenneth Whitted; and one sister, Vivian Jensen., Darlene is survived by one daughter, Ardis Neland (Terry Leeser) of Conway, WA; two sons, Donald L. McMillan Jr. "Mack" (Merrie), Marysville, WA and Bruce McMillan (Sindy) of Eatonville, WA.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; also four sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews., 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., 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.



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.



David Julian

David JULIAN David Julian was born on February 23, 1947 in Derry, New Hampshire and passed away May 6, 2011 in Seattle, WA. He attended collegeat the University of Colorado at Boulder and also studied in Germany, England and the U.S. under the supervision of the London College of Music. David's talents were multifaceted, and his professional career definitely reflected that. Besides having over twenty years of computer repair and data recovery experience, he owned his own business as a commercial music consultant and professional entertainer. A talented musician, David traveled the United States performing in Colorado Springs, Portland, Alaska, Boston, Miami, and many other cities. He played the guitar, piano, bass and sang in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.He performed with Jack Benny, Jefferson Airplane, Chuck Berry, the Dukes of Dixieland, and Cloris Leachman. David was involved in the music program at the Church By the Side of the Road for many years where he played piano, guitar, sang and helped direct music. He was active in the jail ministry for 7 years. He was a member in good standing with fraternal and philanthropic organizations such as the Masonic Grand Lodge of Washington, The Daylight Masonic Lodge, the Walter F. Meier Masonic Lodge of Research, and Freemasons Without Borders. David received the Grand Master's Achievement Award and the Hiram Award through these organizations. During his 26 years as a Mason, he served as Grand Musician for the State of Washington, Grand Bible Bearer, and District Deputy. David was also involved with The Pacific Northwest Songwriter's Association, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the Washington Kitefliers Association. Not only was David a gifted musician, he was also a published writer. He edited the Washington Kitefliers Association newsletter and was the author of How to Get the Most from Your Entertainment Dollars and Selling Your Songs like the Pro's. Besides his interest in kite flying, David's other hobbies included wine making and boating. David is survived by his wife Beverly, son Jamie Hughes and family, and parents John and Lily Julian. Everyone is welcome for a celebration of David's life which will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Church By the Side of the Road, 3455 S. 148th St, Tukwila, WA 98168. Please share you memories of David's life by signing his guestbook at



Death Notice - Walt Anderson

Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:08 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 1, 1929 - May 19, 2011 



Delmont "Del" Ulrich

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



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 Ann Rose

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Donald Francis Bentler

Donald Francis BENTLER Mr. Donald Francis Bentler (age 90) died at Aegis of Issaquah, Washington on Friday, May 13, 2011. Don was born on September 26, 1920 to Ida Skibbe Bentler and Aloysius Xavier Bentler in Little Falls, Minnesota. They moved to Randall, and on to Yakima, Washington, later settling in the Central Area of Seattle (Immaculate Conception Parish). After attending O'Dea High School, Don served in the U.S. Army National Guard in Iran during the Second World War. After the war, he met Carmellia Rose Geyer and they were united in marriage in the 1940's; to which union were born six children: Daniel James (Seattle), Mark Anthony (Issaquah), Paul Colin (Longbranch), Charles Andrew (Whidbey Island), and Monica Mary (Lakebay). Deceased in infancy: Stuart George, August 31, 1959. Don worked for several years at Boeing and with the University of Washington School of Oceanography. Don and Carm divorced in 1968. Don met Charlotte Clifton in 1969, they married; she died in 1995. He is survived by his children as noted above and his siblings: Richard (Dick), Kenneth, Elizabeth (Sister Betty), Patricia, Ida, and Tom. (Dorothy, James, Frederick and Michael are deceased.) Funeral Service is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:00 Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah, Washington; with a reception immediately following.



Dora Green

Dora Triceline Green (or "Trixie" to her many friends), passed away on May 13, 2011, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Warren, AK, where she lived until she met her future husband, Cecil Green, who was in the Army., After leaving the Army, Cecil went to work for a pipeline company. His work took them to every state west of the Mississippi, also Alabama, Tennesee, and Kentucky. They also lived in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Hope, British Columbia. After settling down in Adna, WA, Trixie went to work as a cook at Walts Restaurant and became the kitchen manager., Trixie was a member of the Camas Moose and Eagles Lodges., She is survived by four daughters: Arnell Booth and husband Al, Janice Weaver, Sharon Stewart and husband Lee, all of Vancouver, WA, and Cecelia Ann Carver and husband Larry of Morton, WA; step-son, Lyal Green and wife Liz of Astoria, OR; step-daughter, Lyla Acklund of Havre, MT; sister, Rose Franklin of Hobbs, NM; brother, Jim Bennette of Spring Valley, CA; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, all of whom called her "Nana"., Memorial services will be on Sat., May 21 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 12:30 p.m., Please sign Dora's guest book at:



Doreen R. Barrett

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Dorothy Louise Johnson

Dorothy Louise JOHNSON Age 92, wife of Clifford Paul (CP) Johnson. Died May 12, 2011 in Bothell, WA. Generous hearted, retired Coordinator of Special Education for Shoreline Schools, world traveler. Cared for able and disabled. Service at St Benedicts Church, 1805 N. 49th St. Seattle WA on Saturday 21, 2011. Viewing at 10AM Service 11AM. Memorial donations in Dorothy's behalf can be made to Wiley College in Marshall, TX.



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




Ed's life began in Detroit, MI, on April 26, 1926. He attended primary school in and around Detroit where he received his High School Diploma. He attended Henry Ford Trade School. Ed was called on and proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon leaving the Navy, he enrolled in Michigan State University and received a Mechanical Engineering degree. MSU was also where he met his college sweetheart and future wife, Barbara Ann Kent. They were married April 7, 1956, in The Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. The ceremony was officiated by his cousin, the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin., Ed had 5 children, Patrick (Jeanne), MichaeleAnn (Mike), Tom (Dana), Tim (Denise), and Dan (Janet). In 1967, the family moved from Michigan to Richland, WA, where Ed worked at the Hanford facility on the FFTF project until his retirement on January 1, 1988. Very sadly, Barbara passed away 7 days later from influenza. Ed and Barb worked tirelessly raising their children, devoting their marriage to their kids various school functions, sports and activities. Their marriage was highlighted by a 25th anniversary trip to Hawaii., Ed was committed to giving back to the community and coached Little League Baseball's 'Old National Bank' for many years. He believed in teaching the fundamentals of the game and enjoyed lasting relationships with many of those kids. His favorite hobby was golf and he enjoyed playing for many years., Ed remarried in January of 1989 to Jean Carter. The first few years of Ed and Jean's marriage were highlighted by wintering in El Centro, California, and enjoying their golf membership at the Tri-City Country Club. The past 14 years of Ed's life were geared around a routine that was very predictable but very fulfilling. He began each day attending Mass at Christ the King Church. Then after Mass, he would journey over to Kadlec hospital to have coffee, and then round out his morning with a trip to the library. Ed was an avid reader. This routine kept him going and gave his life great purpose., Ed was always excited to go see his favorite high school activity, the games of the Richland Bombers baseball team. He even got to enjoy a state trip to Seattle with the team! He was also a very loyal customer of Dairy Queen where he would often enjoy a Blizzard. A diagnosis of diabetes did not slow this habit down., Ed's life was anchored by his family, his faith and his friends and his life reflected that. He is survived by his wife Jean, his five kids and their spouses, and his 12 grandchildren. He also treasured his sister, Jeanne Elster, and her family who live in Detroit., The family would like to extend appreciation to the Rockwood Clinic/Oncology Center, Deaconess Medical Center, Havenwood, and Visiting Nurse Association., Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m., with visitation concluding at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 bypass highway Richland. Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland., A Memorial Mass will be at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland on Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m.



Edna Virginia Mease

Edna Virginia Mease, passed away on May 13, 2011., 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.



Elaine Rose Parks

Elaine Rose Parks Elaine Rose Parks was born Mar. 26, 1919 to Eva and Charles Johnson in DuPont, WA. She passed away Tues., May 17, 2011 in Tacoma. At 92 her positive outlook and keep-moving attitude were an inspiration to us all. She was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Manhatten Dance Club, and NARFF. Her passions were dancing, traveling, and watching the many activities of American Lake, her home for 60 years. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 23, 2011 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at



Elizabeth Anne "Bette" Sparks

Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:00 PM

Elizabeth was born in Tacoma, WA to Margaretta (1906 ~ 2011) and Frederick Johnston (1901 ~ 1936). She grew up in Seattle and Tacoma with her parents, grandmother and aunt. When graduating from Roosevelt High in 1941, Bette requested gifts of a cameo and the complete works of Shakespeare.



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.



Fay Wanda (Randles) Boche

Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Frank A. Brown

Frank A. Brown, age 95, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at home in Bellingham. He was born December 17, 1915 in Tumwater, WA to Frank and Ethel Brown. Frank graduated from Whatcom High School in 1934. He married Imogene "Gene" Peterson on June 18, 1938. Frank only had two paid jobs in his life. He was a Bellingham Herald paperboy, followed by 44 years at Puget Sound Pulp & Timber (later GP), where he was a lead welder and an active union member and representative. Frank was passionate about politics and an active member of the Whatcom County Democratic Party. Frank served 12 years as a commissioner on the board of the Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities. Frank and Gene have been longtime, active members of St. James Presbyterian Church, where he was a Deacon and an Elder. Frank enjoyed world travel and was an avid reader and student of history. Frank enjoyed his family and was a loving husband and devoted father. Frank and Gene raised their family on the southside, residing over 65 years in the same home on Park Ridge Road. Frank was preceded in death by his son Michael, sisters Leona Tisdale and Alice Brown and brothers Del, Alvin and Owen Brown. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Gene, children Susan Bornstein, David (Kathy) Brown, Steven (Philomena) Brown, Elizabeth Brown-Osuga (Katsunori), daughter-in-law Sandy Brown, grandchildren Eirik, Heidi, Megan, Dylan, Luke, Karin, Erin, Dana and Eric, brothers Malcolm and Robert (Maxine) Brown and sisters Gloria (Wally) Kirby and Dorothy (Gordon) Benner. Memorials may be made to the Opportunity Council, the Bellingham Public Library or Whatcom Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 24th at 2 PM followed by a reception at the church. You may view photos of Frank and share memories with the family at




Geraldine C. Flynt, 89, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley., She was born on December 1, 1921 in Augusta, Georgia, the daughter of Paul & Nell (Mauldin) Carswell., Before her illness, Geraldine loved the outdoors, and being in touch with the earth while working in her garden. She also enjoyed doing research on nutrition and political issues. For those who knew and loved her she was delightfully and maddeningly eccentric., She is survived by her sons, Dr. Frederick H. Flynt of McAllen, TX and Dr. Alexander W. Flynt of Fort Meyer, FL and her daughter, Letitia Flynt of Mount Vernon, WA. Her grandchildren are Jackie & Douglas Flynt, Eric & Benjamin Dutton and three great-grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, and Justin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold and by her grandson Douglas C. Dutton., At her request no services will be held. Family will gather to celebrate her life at a later date., Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.




Hulen C. 'Mac' McCary, 87, joined family members around the throne of Jesus on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Hospice at the Chaplaincy 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 U.S. 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; in 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 10 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 was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jeannie and Clara; two brothers, James and Albert; and one sister, Laverne Chambers.



Hammond Jensen

Hammond was born January 21, 1914 and passed away May 15, 2011., Services to be annouced. 



Harry W. Furrow

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Ivy Malmstead

Ivy E. Malmstead, age 93, passed sweetly into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 18, 2011 at her home at Olympic Place in Arlington, WA., Ivy was born July 29, 1917 in Leadville, CO to Fred and Estelle Andrews. Ivy married the love of her life, Walter Malmstead, and they lived a full life together until Walt's passing in October, 1993. Together, they enjoyed and raised their children, Jim, Janet and Steve, at their home in Lake Stevens, WA., Ivy is survived by her brothers, Fred Andrews and Melvin (Elaine) Andrews; her son, Steven L. (Cheryl) Malmstead; daughter, Janet (Larry) Kanikeberg; and her daughter-in-law, Gale Malmstead; six grandchildren, Joni (Ric) Lindstrand, Cindy Stensrud, Julie Lorig, Jamie (Matt) Wright, Stacy Malmstead and Kent (Sarah) Malmstead; as well as six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons., She was a member of the Lake Stevens Assembly of God for over 70 years and was a favorite Sunday school teacher there. She loved reading and studying God's Word., Ivy's impact on the lives of her family and friends was tremendous, but the testimony of her life and faith in Jesus was larger then life and louder than words. Generations of her family are blessed to have loved her and received the blessing of her love and prayers over their lives. She will be dearly missed., We would like to take this opportunity to thank her precious friends and those at Olympic Place who loved and helped her through her final days., A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Lake Stevens Assembly of God. All who knew and loved Ivy are encouraged to come and share in this special celebration of her life.




Jean Matye passed peacefully on May 17, 2011 surrounded by loved ones and in the comfort of her own home in Anacortes, Washington., She was born on January 9, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA, and was preceded in death by her much loved husband, Robert in 2009, after 64 years of marriage., Throughout her life, Jean's particular talent for nurturing relationships brought her many long and mutually devoted friends associated with Robert's illustrious career in aviation as well as those ranging from childhood throughout her happy years in Anacortes and all her long and well lived life., Jean is survived by her daughter, Laura Craven; son, Mark Matye; and son, Ken Matye and his partner JD West; grandsons, Robert Craven and his wife Norma, and Matt Craven; great-grandchildren, Miguel and Andrea Craven; God-daughter Jesilyn Stockdale; sisters, Barbara Arp (and husband Art) and Joie Schulhof (and husband Marvin); brother-in-law, Albert Matye (and wife Shirlene); nephew and dear neighbors, Marshall Matye and his wife Judy along with a large and beloved extended family., The family is grateful for the heartfelt and supportive care of the gentle people at Hospice of the Northwest., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Northwest, the Anacortes Library, or a charity of your choice., The Matye children are hosting an Appreciation of Family and Friends at 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Skyline Beach Club, 5919 Cabana Lane, Skyline, Anacortes, WA 98221., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Jean, please sign the online guest register at



James T. "Jim" "Jenks" Jenkins

Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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James William "Bill" CONNOLLY

James William 'Bill' CONNOLLY Rosary today, Thursday, at 7:00 pm at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N. 36th St., Seattle, WA Funeral Mass Friday, May 20th, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 8900 35th Ave. N. E., Seattle. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at



James Woodrow Metcalfe

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Janina Prot-Wald

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 has been held. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Planned Parenthood or World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust.



John Radosevich

John RADOSEVICH Retired Lieutenant, Seattle Fire Department. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Donations to Messiah Lutheran Church or to Medic 1.



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.



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.




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



Lawrence Leger Rowe

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



Leola Rayburn Doerflein

Leola Rayburn Doerflein, 96, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011 in Bellingham, WA. She was born December 8, 1914 in Greenup County, KY to John and Effie (Ensor) Rayburn. Leola is survived by three daughters: Phyllis Ann Morefield (James) of Edinburg, VA, Carol May Hoyos (Salvador) of Bellingham, WA, and Deborah Kathleen Aubrey (Greg) of East View, KY; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and sister Macie Luster of Franklin Furnace, OH. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Garden Street United Methodist Church at 1:30 PM. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. A memorial donation may be made to Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 N. garden St., Bellingham, WA 98225 or your favorite charity. Please read more about Leola, and post your thoughts and memories in the online memorial guest book at



Madeline Ann (Murdaugh) Sherry

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Marcella L. (Davis) Kern

Marcella L. Kern (Davis) of Monroe, WA died May 14, 2011., A viewing will take place on May 23, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary at Bauer Funeral Home, 701 First St., Snohomish, WA. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 24 at St Mary of the Valley Catholic Church, 601 W Columbia St. Monroe, WA., Obituary to follow.



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.



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.



Marilyn DeTray

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Mark A. Knowlton Sr.

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



Martha Hetterley

Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:07 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 22, 1927 - May 5, 2011 



Mary Beth Lescantz

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Mary Elizabeth Miller

Mary Elizabeth MILLER April 6, 1919 ~ May 14, 2011 Mary was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her greatest legacy was the happiness she brought to others. Mary was an excellent quilter and made countless quilts for family and friends and humanitarian efforts. She was predeceased by her husband Marvis, son Marvis Milton Jr. and daughter Doris Lorraine.She is survived by sons Kenneth (Joan), Richard, David (Barbara), Michael, Terry, and Tony (Maricar), as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 816 Field Ave, Renton on Saturday, 5/21/11 at 12:00 p.m.



Mary Lou Chandler Holicky

Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:11 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

Sept. 12, 1923 - May 17, 2011 



Merlene L. Ballard

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



Michelle 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. Viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon on Saturday. Graveside Service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will follow at her parent's home.




Nancy Louise Stripling, 72 of Anacortes, died Monday, May 16, 2011 at Island Hospital in Anacortes. She was born on April 25, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Washington, the daughter of Lloyd and Verlie (Neal) Nokleby., Nancy loved life. In the 60's Nancy was employed as a Nurses Aide at Northern State Hospital and later worked as a bank teller and florist. She enjoyed making floral arrangements and giving them to family and friends and she loved her squirrels. Nancy will be missed by all who knew her she had so much love in her heart for everyone., Nancy was preceded in death by her older sister, Joann., She is survived by her brothers, Bud Nokleby and Jerry Nokleby; and her sister, Rebecca Preheim., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Nancy, please sign the online guest register at



OBITUARY: Ernest Norman Gilliam

Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ernest Norman Gilliam from Moxee, Wash., passed away at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on May 9, 2011. He was 71 years old.Ernest was born to Alfred and Wilma Gilliam of Princeton, Idaho, on May 19, 1939. He had an amazing childhood growing up on 80 acres of paradise where his family grew fresh fruit and vegetables in their [...]



Pansy Marie Johnson

Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:09 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 20, 1923-March 28, 2011 



Patricia Ann "Trisha" Cox

Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:00 PM 

Patricia Ann "Trisha" Cox, 70, a 58 year Wenatchee area resident, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Highline Care Center in East Wenatchee. She was born on March 11, 1941, in Wenatchee to Cedric and Elma (Kinzebach) Sparks. She was raised and attended Wenatchee schools and Wenatchee High School.



Paul Anthony Prather

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Paul Phillips

Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Paul T. March Jr.

MSgt. Paul T. March Jr. (US Army, Ret.) Age 62, husband of Barbara March of Olympia, WA, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Msgt. March was born March 14, 1949, in Winchester, TN. Msgt. March is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara of Olympia, WA; his daughter, Amanda Sprankle (and family) of Puyallup, WA; his son Daniel March (and family) of Spanaway, WA. He is also survived by his parents, Paul & Wilma March and siblings of North Charleston, SC. and in-laws of Renton, WA, Sumner, WA, Auburn, WA and Suprise, AZ. Msgt. March Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, at 4:00 PM at First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 SE 240th, Kent, WA 98031. The family requests memorials be made to the



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



Raymond Joseph Daley

Raymond Joseph Daley, 82, died at his home of 27 years in Marysville, WA, on Sunday, May 15, 2011, while surrounded by his loving family., "Ray" was the middle child of Buchanan and Hazel (Brown) Daley. He was born February 23, 1929 in Castle Rock, WA., He married Mary Inez May Kerns on November 15, 1948 in Caldwell, ID. He was the proud father of Michael, born 1950 (married to Darline Rogers) Denver, CO; Gary, born 1951 (died 1968), Dennis, born 1952 (died 1995), Terry, born 1954 (died 2009), Gaylene, born 1955 (married to Ron Thiele) Anchorage, AK, and Daniel, born 1957, Marysville, WA, and the equally proud grandfather of, Dr. Shawn Michael Edward Daley; Dale, David, Katie, and Gary Daley; Denise (Buchanan), Ronald, and Raymond Thiele; and Deanna, Jessica, and Desiree Daley; Angela Griffin; and Daniel Wheeler., Preceded by father (1972), mother (1995), brother Vernon (2002), sister Winona (2001)., Preceded by best friends Doug Lefler, John Tanis, Lee Goldman, Jerry Drury, George Donahue, and numerous others., He is survived by his sisters, Doris Goble and Helen (Donald) Langei; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best buddy, Big Boy., Ray was a dedicated father and provider and worked a variety of jobs from early childhood until his retirement from Boeing in 1991. He worked on many of the Minuteman missile sites throughout the country and felt great pride in helping secure the safety of his country. Upon his return to Boeing's Everett plant, he completed his 36 year career with Boeing in Facility Management., He was known as a stubborn man, but for all his stubbornness, he also brought happiness into the world and his deep belly laughs will never be forgotten. He was a friend that could be counted on, a husband that gave strength and love, and a father that could always be relied upon. And is already greatly missed!, A memorial service will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville., If you wish to send flowers to the family, please send to Schaefer-Shipman funeral home 804 State Ave. Marysville, WA 98270.



Regina P. Wolf

Regina P WOLF Regina was born November 4, 1936 in Mott, ND and passed away May 16, 2011 in Seattle. A Memorial Service will be held 11 AM Friday May 20th at Saint Anthony Parish in Renton. Please visit to enjoy photos, view the memorial movie, or leave a tribute. Arrangements with Greenwood Funeral Home in Renton.



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



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.



Rodulfo V. "Rudy" AGUILING

Rodulfo 'Rudy' V. AGUILING He was born October 27, 1945 in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines. He was the fourth child of thirteen children born to Leodegario Sr. and Leonora Aguiling. The family moved to Seattle in 1976. He joined the Army Reserves before he returned to the Philippines in 1982 to marry his wife, Teofista 'Mila' and start a family in Seattle. Before he retired from working life in 2002, he worked as a pipe fitter at Lake Union Drydock, Todd's Shipyard and Duwamish Shipyard. He is survived and greatly loved by his wife, son and daughter, brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Visitation Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday, May 20, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM at Bonney - Watson, 1732 Broadway. Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. George Catholic Church, 5306 13th Avenue S, Seattle. Interment to follow at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline. Please sign the online memorial guestbook @



Russell Blatchford

Russell Blatchford, 64, formerly of Everett, WA passed away April 24, 2011 at Loma Linda VA Hospital., Funeral Service will be held at 10:15 a.m. on May 20, 2011 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA., The Blatchford family would like to thank the MOUT family team, Goldstone family team, Loma Linda VA Hospital and Calvary Chapel of Hesperia, CA for all your prayers, love and support.



Ruth Elizabeth Blake "Blossom" Hammond

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




She is survived by her parents, James and Carol Blanscett, and her siblings, Roxann, Cindee, Dean, Aaron, Carolee, Joylinn, Tim and Vaughn., There will be a funeral service for Suzette on Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center, 515 South Union, Kennewick, WA, viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m.



Samuel H. Ritter

Sam is survived by his daughters, Darla Ritter, Rena (Tom) Patch, grandchildren, Norma King, Ben Patch, Melissa (Justin) Hendrix, Amanda (James) Hanrahan, and James Windham. He has four great-grandchildren, Amos, Corbin, Tegan and Peyton. He is survived by his sister, Sunny "Edna" Dunn-Linn and niece, Patti Ragel. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ravena and his brother, John Ritter. His is also survived by his close friend Gloria Noceti.



Sean Michael Chesney

Sean Michael Chesney, Vancouver, WA, passed away May 14, 2011., He was a dedicated husband, father, friend and business owner., Sean was known for his kind heart and ambitious personality. He loved the outdoors including scuba diving, skiing, fishing and hunting. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed each day. He was also known for turning his dreams into reality. Sean will continue to live in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He will be present at each Hawaiian sunset and his soul will shine in the smiles of his children., Sean is survived by his wife, Aldona Chesney; children, Michael and Ashley Chesney; father, Michael Chesney of CO; mother, Judy Chesney of AL; and sister, Jennifer Chatham of AL., Please join in the celebration of his life Sat., May 21, 2011 at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church at 2:00 p,m., 5701 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661. Viewing will take place Fri., May 20, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA from 5p.m.-9p.m., Please sign Sean's guest book at:



Shirley Yvonne Barker WAGNER

Shirley Yvonne Barker WAGNER Shirley was born on December 5, 1927 and passed away on May 13, 2011 in the loving care of her husband, Gene Wagner. Shirley grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from Roosevelt High in 1946. She married Gene, the love of her life, in 1947 and they started a wonderful journey together. She was proud mother of Ron Wagner (Karen) of Portland; Carol Allmand (Ralph) of Cle Elum; and Terry Wagner (deceased). Shirley was nurturing, loving and caring to her family and many friends.She enjoyed the role of grandmother and was held in high esteem by grandchildren Trevor Wagner, Kate Hutchens, James Hutchens, Renee' Wagner, Casey Saboe and Brittany Hutchens and two great-grand-children. An excellent seamstress and decorator, Shirley was creative in designing costumes for grand-children and remodeling and furnishing her homes. An adventurous and independent person, early summers were filled with grandchildren and taking family boat trips to April Point.In recent years Shirley and Gene enjoyed traveling in their motor coach and making many friends in Chula Vista and Pend Oreille. She was preceded in death by her parents Gladys and Ed Barker, brother Jack Barker and son Terry Wagner. In addition to her family listed above, Shirley is survived by her brother Brian Barker (Carol), nieces, nephews and numerous cousins, including Karen McGough who was like a sister. Beloved by all who knew her, Shirley was gracious, charming and beautiful!



Steven Adler

Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

April 20, 1950 - May 13, 2011 



Sylvia Wincure

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She met and married Wert Russert in 1942. They lived and raised their family in Kennewick. They were married 66 years when her sweetheart passed away in 2008., She is survived by her five children: Cynthia (Ken) Holman; Virginia (Sam) Heath; Diane Smith; Patricia (Don) Manhart; Wert (Marilyn) Russert; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Juanita Bishop and Wilma (Don) Grimshaw; sisters-in-law, Glenna Russert and Marilyn Hacker; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, brother and granddaughter.



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.



Todd William Roscoe

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Viola "Mae" Wheeler

Viola "Mae" Wheeler (nee Johnston) passed away on May 15, 2011., A funeral service will take place today, May 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Purdy Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, WA.



Wade Chartier

Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Walter J. Beam

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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 M. Pedrotti

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