Friday, May 20, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/20/2011


"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.



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.



Arthur C. Mertens

Arthur C. Mertens passed away May 15, 2011 at Hospice House in Spokane at the age of 87. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10am and will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 E. Rockwood Blvd, Spokane, WA. Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Arthur L. Talley

TALLEY, Arthur L., Died peacefully with his wife, Mary, at his side on May 17, 2011. Art was born on March 8, 1919 in New Boston, TX. During, , he served in the U.S. army in the Pacific theater. After the war, he was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve until his retirement in 1962., Dad met Mary on a blind date at Camp White, OR, in 1944. They married in Missoula, MT, Mom's hometown, on March 6, 1945. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Spokane, WA. Art began working in the millwork business, eventually buying Union Sash & Door Co. in 1952. He owned the business until his retirement in 1984., Dad's favorite activity was hunting for whitetail deer, a hobby he pursued successfully for 50 years. He also enjoyed keeping up with business, investing in the stock market, and bowling., Besides his wife, Art is survived by his daughter, Leslie; his son, Mike (Christy), their daughter Juliet (Greg) Ackerman and their children Sydney and Courtney; his son Ken (Mary Ellen) and their children, Matthew and Rebecca (Chad) Brunskill and their children Cayden and Taylor., The family wishes to thank the staff at Hospice of Spokane and Alder House at Northpointe Retirement Community. They went far beyond the call of duty in caring for Art and his family during his final days., A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Hospice of Spokane or the, -"Northwest Chapter. Arrangements entrusted to:



Arthur Lee Rose

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Bernarr Garland Ericson

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Beth Adelle Jean (Coy) Swindle

Unexpectedly went into the arms of the Lord on May 9, 2011. She was born on Sept. 25, 1947 in Spokane, WA., to Elgene and Robert Coy. Beth was raised in Spokane with her brother Michael. She married Doug Swindle in 1966 and they had three children. They later divorced in 1989. She was a huge animal lover and had a special place in her heart for stray animals. Those who knew Beth loved her for her kindness, thoughtfulness and giving nature. She is survived by her mother, Elgene (Wes) Keinholz; Brother, Mike (Roberta) Coy; Daughter, Genie (Carl) Riegert; Son, Doug Swindle; Daughter, Michelle Base; ten Grandchildren, and one Great-Grandchild. She is preceded in death her father Robert Coy. In honor of Beth, memorial donations may be made to Kootenai Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden, ID., 83835. Please state "In Memory of Beth Swindle." A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Sat., May 21st, at Crestline Nazarene Church, 4520 N. Crestline St., Spokane, WA. Please sign Beth's guest registry and view her online memorial at



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




Cecelia Josephine Lange age 93, passed away May 18, 2011 in Mount Vernon. She was born January 1, 1918 in Kingsford, Saskatchewan, Canada., At an early age she moved with her a family to Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1939 she moved to Bismarck, North Dakota marrying Henry John Lange February 15, 1941. They then lived in New Mexico and Seattle before settling in Skagit County in 1950., She is survived by her Son Jerome (Susan) Lange, daughter-in-law Carla Lange, grandchildren Nicholas, Rebecca, Jordan, Brandon, Scott, Marke and Stefani, great-grandchildren Anastasia, Dominic, Dorothea, Daphne, Grace and Isaac and her sister Margaret Stead., She was preceded in death by her husband and son LeRoy Lange., She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church since 1951, St. Mary's Alter Society and St. Elizabeth's Guild., Memorials may be made in Cecelia's name to Immaculate Conception new church building fund or charity of your choice., A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, May 23, 2011, 12:15pm at Immaculate Conception Church in Mount Vernon with Fr. Tom McMichael presiding. A Committal Service will follow at Hawthorne Memorial Park., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Carl Eugene Gott

Carl "Gene" Eugene Gott went home to be with his Lord on the morning of May 14, 2011 surrounded by his loved ones., He is survived by his loving partner Pauline Lindsey and her children, Becky Lindsey and Kevin Hubbard; RaeDeene and Tracey Fitch as well as his own children, Dennis and Collette McGarr; Christopher and Christina Gott; Jerry and Carrie Elmore; Corey and Ninfa Gott; Caleb Gott; and Cordell and Jennifer Gott, five brothers, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Edgar Gott, his sister, Mildred, and another sister who died in infancy., Carl, known as Gene by his family, was born in Seneca, MO on August 14, 1941. They moved to Washington where Carl attended Castle Rock High School, joining the, after graduation in 1959. Upon finishing his service, Carl worked for his brother Norman for a time, learning auto upholstery, and later joined another brother, Rex in the logging industry. He had many interests including a love for cars, especially his 1957 Studebaker Hawk which he was continually tinkering with whether it be the engine, the paint, or even stitching his own upholstery., He married Katherine Brooks in January 12, 1963 and had the first of their six children in Eureka, CA. After moving to Washington Carl got a job splitting shakes, which evidently didn't pay much. They ate beans for dinner often then, according to Kathy. To supplement their income the two of them picked fishing worms by flashlight at night. He worked as a lineman for the phone company for a while, and then took a job as a laborer in the construction of Mossyrock Dam., One day while working behind a shovel, Carl was watching a fella run a backhoe. Midway through the day the operator asked Carl "You think you can do this?" Carl was sure he could do it, and he finished the job. One thing led to another and in 1966 Carl sold his second favorite car, a 1954 Studebaker Avanti, and bought his first backhoe. Eventually Carl and Kathy moved to the Arlington area where his work in underground utility installation and site preparation eventually developed into Gott Construction Company, under which Carl operated as a general contractor for 36 years., When Kathy's parents needed a job to which they could retire, Carl and Kathy purchased the Trafton Store which Helen and Oly oversaw for many years., Over the years Carl worked for many local municipalities, sewer/water districts, builders, and homeowners. He was a trusted face that left a difficult job well done and many times with a smaller bill when money was tight. With Carl you could expect to get more than you paid for. He provided income and livelihood as he was able for many employees as they built their homes and families through good times and bad. He respected and appreciated the hard working people who made his company, and they respected him in return. For the last 23 years Carl has enjoyed sharing his life with Pauline in the home they built together on the river in Granite Falls., Carl spent many happy days fishing and hunting with his friends. He did well in shotgun competitions and was a member of various clubs and fraternal organizations. He donated both work and material goods to many local churches, schools, hospitals, and private individuals. He rarely turned down a real need when asked to help. He was often searched out for advice or information on what the soils were like in a certain area or how to solve a problem. He told his sons that anyone could figure out how not to do something, but only a select few can figure out how to do something not thought possible., His memorial will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Arlington Free Methodist Church, located at 730 E. Highland Drive in Arlington. The public is welcome.



Carole Jane Penix

Carole Jane 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 Gordon Penix. Soon after, 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 Gordon's career in the Coast Guard, which often took him to sea, 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 at Woodland Park Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. 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 traveled 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 led to a significant decline in Carole's health. She was at a low point, although she never complained. She could no longer travel and was unable to remain at home. After her fall, Carole moved to a truly wonderful Adult Family Home in Seattle, where she could be closer to her family. For the past six years, Carole has been lovingly cared for by 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. See you on the other side. 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 visit on-line guest book at



Charles Lamar Hubbard

Born in Atlanta Georgia to Arthur and Kathleen V. (Norcross) Hubbard. Passed away in Floral City, FL on May 5, 2011. He was raised in Spokane and attended and graduated from Rogers High School (1974). He was preceded in death by his Father Arthur (1992), and his Brother James Arthur Hubbard (2000). He is survived by his mother Kathleen, his brother Harold, and sister Kay, all of Spokane, daughter Jana, Tampa, FL, stepsons, Mark Wing and Brett (Ellie) Wing, all of Tampa, Scott Wing of Denmark; Dean Blankenship, St. Catherine, FL, and James O'Neal, Floral City, FL; seven grandchildren, an extended family of aunts and uncles many nieces, nephews and cousins.



Charlotte "Bev" Denno

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, Mike Denno and Barbara Bercot. Seven grandchildren: Geoffrey Green, Scott Green, Rob Green, Nicole (Lee) Harper, Ryan Denno, Forrest Denno and Kristi Denno. Six great-grandchildren: Jack, Sarah, and Scotty, Audrey, Natalie and Kaitlyn. 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 Long

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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.



Conrad Smitt

Conrad Smitt passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Manor Care in Spokane, WA. Seven weeks ago he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and moved to the nursing home, where he received excellent care. Conrad was born on July 17, 1914, in Choteau, Montana, to Dutch immigrant parents, Conrad and Gertrude Smitt. When he was nine, the family moved to Spokane. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane, and Coyne Electrical School, Chicago, IL. During, , Conrad served in the Navy. As Chief Petty Officer he taught gyrocompass in New York City. In 1943, while he was stationed in Daytona Beach, Florida, he married his Spokane sweetheart, Vanera Shaw. Conrad had a 40-year career working for the Washington Water Power Company (Avista). As assistant superintendent of construction and maintenance, he was on call 24/7. He was the one responsible to restore power after emergency outages. After retiring in 1976, Conrad became a Christmas tree farmer. He was still planting trees at 90! He loved being outdoors and spent many happy days on his tree farm in Clayton and at the family cabin on Loon Lake. He will be remembered for his strong work ethic and his quiet sense of humor. Conrad is preceded in death by his wife Vanera, his sister Anna C. Smitt, brother J. William Smitt, and his sister Katie Pottratz. He is survived by his son Gary C. Smitt (wife Donna) of Kennewick; daughter Vivian J. Smitt of Spokane; and niece Juliann Smitt of Pullman. At his request, no service will be held. Donations may be made to Conrad's favorite charities: USO, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677 or American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave., Spokane, WA 99205. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE. Online guestbook at



Dale B. Cansler

Dale B. CANSLER Dale Bruce Cansler, 73, of Downingtown, PA died at home amonghis friends and family on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, having fought a courageous battle against Parkinson's disease for 16 years. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Helen and Bruce Cansler. Dale graduated from the University of Florida, where he played varsity football for four years and remained an ardent Gator fan. He served as an officer in the Adjutant General's Corp in the U.S. Army for two years before starting his career in corporate America. In 1992, he retired from Lukens Steel of Coatesville after 17 years of service with the company. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tamara C. Cansler, his two daughters, Kristen Cansler Sparks and her husband, Andrew of Unionville, and Linda Cansler William and her husband, Chris of Charlotte, NC; and by his daughter-in-law, Laurie Cansler of Bellevue, Washington. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy C. Abercrombie and her husband, Dan of Morrow, Georgia; and four grandchildren, Cole and Shelby Cansler of Bellevue and Christian and Caleb William of Charlotte, NC. He is predeceased by his son Eric Dickson Cansler. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA. The Cansler family will be receiving friends at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dale's memory may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, ATTN; Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. Arrangements are being handled by the James J. Terry Funeral Home, Downingtown.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Doris Whiteside

Mom, it seems like yesterday that you were here. I miss you more than words can express. I pray that your gentle nature continues to influence all of us kids and we do not lose sight of what is truly important., Love Gene, Family and Friends.



Dorothy Phare

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Douglas Robert "Doug" Sweeney

Douglas Robert Sweeney, 16, son of Bob and Tami Sweeney of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Mon., May 16, 2011. He was born on April 29, 1995 in Phoenixville, PA., Doug was a student at Skyview High School and will be remembered as a loyal and passionate friend to all who knew him. He was always courageous to stand up for people and issues that he believed in., Doug enjoyed spending time camping in the outdoors as well as caring for his two dogs, Max and Mindy. He had a love for movies and music and looked forward to every opportunity to explore the neighborhood on his long board with friends., Doug is survived by his parents, Bob and Tami Sweeney; brothers, Daniel and David Sweeney; grandparents, Paul and Mary Sweeney and Rhonda Reed; aunts, Karen Urell, Kristie Grippi, Cait Reed, Nanci Bramsen, Susan Van Son, Jenny Swingle and Deanna Moore; and uncles, Jim Sweeney, Peter Sweeney and Cliff Reed, Jr.., He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joanne Reed, Clifton Reed, Sr.; and uncle, Jeff Selvoski., A memorial service to celebrate the life of Douglas will take place at Crossroads Community Church on Sat., May 21st, 5:00 p.m. in the chapel. A funeral Mass will take place Mon., May 23rd, 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church followed by interment at Mother Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Everyone is welcome., Please share memories at



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 D. (Mills) Curryer

Passed away Monday, May 16th, 2011. She was born in Spokane, WA on the 26th of November 1923 and was a lifelong Spokane resident. She proudly remembered the tales told by her grandparents of their trek over the Oregon Trail at the turn of the century where they found a better life. Edna now joins them and has found eternal peace., Edna enjoyed traveling. One of her highlights was visiting her son and daughter in-law at NATO headquarters in Belgium. She enjoyed fishing and picking huckleberries and sharing many special times with her family. She was a devoted, loving mother and wife; truly this was her proudest accomplishment., Edna went to work for Pacific NW Bell as an information board operator early after high school. She later worked for the Naval Supply Depot during WWII preparing shipments of supplies for our service men and then worked for Columbia Electric on the assembly line making ammunition and boosters for mortar shells. Edna served as foster parent to many children, mostly newborns and toddlers, through the Spokane Children's Home Society while maintaining the family household and raising her four children. Later, she assisted her husband Harold in tuning and servicing pipe organs in the Inland Northwest., She was the daughter of Samuel Leslie Mills and Sadie Vernum of Sprague, and Spokane, WA. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harold Curryer; four children: Kathy (Tom) Cockrell, Roxanne (Neal) Powell, Alan (Melissa) Curryer and Steve (Kathy) Curryer; and by grandchildren; Karie and Marcy, Christopher, Brandon and Adam, Laura and Will, and seven great-grandchildren; a sister Mildred Geiger and her children Debby and Christine, and Debby's children. Visitation Friday, May 20, 10:00 am-4:30 pm. A graveside committal will take place Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Orchard Prairie Cemetery, with Reverend Linda Elder officiating. Memorial donations in Edna's memory may be made to the Spokane Children's Home Society, 2323 N Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216.



Elizabeth Anne "Bette" Sparks

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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.



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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



Frank Genevase

Frank Genevase, founder and owner of Frank's Drywall Service, along with his son Frank Jr. in Vancouver, WA, died after a year-long battle with cancer on May 14, 2011., He spent many years coaching baseball and soccer with his wife., Frank leaves behind his wife, Ann; son, Frank; daughter, Thaydra (Walt Allen); grandchildren, Katlyn and Bradley; sister, Colleen Dixon; sisters-in-law, Jean Cornwell and Nadine Genevase; and many close family and friends., Services on Mon., May 23, 3:30 p.m. at Marshal House, Vancouver., Please sign Frank's guest book at:



Frank W. Fisher

Frank W. FISHER Frank W. Fisher passed away May 14, 2011. Born August 13, 1925 in Missoula, MT. He was a veteran WWII. Frank moved to Seattle in the 60's and went to work for Sears. Retired 1988. Survived by wife Winnefred; son Richard (wife Mary), daughter Sheryl (husband Hugh); two grandchildren, Jacob and Krystina. Remembrances to Kline Galland Home, 7500 Seward Park Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118.




Grace H. Sakuma, age 90, of Burlington died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington. 



Georgia Anderson

Georgia Anderson of Everett, WA, passed away May 15, 2011., She was born September 15, 1947 in Buffalo, NY to Joseph and Nettie While., Georgia is survived by her loving husband of nearly 20 years, Vern Anderson, who she married in November of 1990., Georgia is also survived by her daughters, Mary Lockie of Snohomish, WA and Heidi Johnson of Arlington, WA; and her daughter-in-law, Juliea Machie of Carlsbad, CA., Georgia had eight grand- children, Joey Dietrich, Johnathan Kielgass, Lauren Kielgass, Brooke Johnson, Kristopher Kielgass, Jesse Machie, Taylor Machie, and Sophie Lockie. She also had 12 brothers and sisters and was preceded in death by Richard While, Lynette While and Ronald Boles., She is survived by Joseph While, James While, Robert While, David While, Charles While, Carol Ann Kidder, Judith Roberts, Mary Ellen Rouan, and Nettie Jean White., Georgia lived most of her years in Snohomish County, and retired from Boeing after more than 20 years of service. She and her husband Vern spent many wonderful memories on their 26' Bayliner named "Barbados NW". They were active members of the Hat Island Yacht & Golf Club. Georgia was also an avid baseball fan and loved keeping up on her most favorite baseball players including the Seattle Mariners., Georgia loved spending time with her friends and family and will be dearly missed by all those who were blessed to know her. Georgia's passing leaves a vast void to her friends and loved ones... she will be missed more than words can express., There will be a celebration of Georgia's life on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 145 Alverson Boulevard, Everett., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Georgia's memory to, , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You may also leave a message on Georgia's guest book at, Georgia will have her ashes scattered over her favorite San Juan Island of Sucia.




Harry Hills Morton passed away Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at the age of 82. Harry was born in 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Wallace White Morton and Sarah Belle (Hills) Morton., He was employed at Firestone Tire & Rubber Corporation in South Gate, CA, for most of his working career., Harry is survived by 4 daughters and 1 son: Lisa Forst of Sedro-Woolley, WA, Kathye Hunt of Midland, MI, Stacy Morton Popov of Central Point, OR, Debbie Riddle of Kansas City, Missouri, Robbie Anderson of Pomona, CA; and 15 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren., Harry enjoyed fishing spending time with friends and family. Harry will be remembered for his jokes, stories and songs (peep said a little bird) he loved to sing to kids and grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his daughter Terry Gail of Rosemead, CA., "RIP DADDY" We Love and Miss You!!! You Will "ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND NOT FAR FROM OUR THOUGHTS"., A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 21st at the Moose Lodge, 813 South 1st Street, Mount Vernon, WA., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation, LLC, PO Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 where friends may send cards of condolence to the family.



Hammond Jensen

Hammond Jensen, 97, of Marysville, WA died May 15, 2011 at his home peacefully surrounded by his family., Hamm was born on January 26, 1914 in Moscow, Idaho but lived most of his life in Marysville, WA., Hamm will be remembered for his love of his family and friends. He loved to hunt, fish and most of all loved to watch the Mariners., Hamm served in the, as an E5 Sergeant for four years. He served in, and Pearl Harbor and loved his country. He was retired from Weyehauser Mill B and a lifetime member of the, Hamm was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Jensen; his grandson, Kurt Evans; his father, Hanns; mother, Dorothy; and 16 brothers and sisters., He is survived by his one daughter, Sharon Mann; three grandchildren, Bruce and Sheri Amundson and Lynette Evans; four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Lynsey Amundson, Dalton and Dylan Evans; and his special fishing buddy, Dallas Cordner., Memorial service will be held at the Bethlehem, 7215 51st Ave NE, Marysville, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at a special place to him, The Homeplate, at a later date.



Harold E. Messler

Harold E. Messler, 87, Vancouver, WA, passed away May 16, 2011. He was born in Yakima, WA on Nov. 16, 1923., Harold retired as a Major from the U.S. Air Force., He was a chief paint chemist at Miller Paint Co. for 30 years., Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveled extensively abroad., He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Shelly Ridenour; sister, Elta Ball; grandchildren, Noelle Al-Musaifry and Logan Ridenour., He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra; and son, Brent., A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Mon., May 23, 2011 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Donations may be sent to, Please sign Harold's guest book at:



Helen Schneider

Helen "Kay" Schneider (Age 75) of Deer Park, Washington, passed away May 15, 2011 at her home. She was born October 8, 1935 in Princeton, Idaho to Bernard and Dorris (Forward) O'Reilly and was a graduate of Potlatch High School, Class of 1953. She married Donald J. Schneider on October 8, 1955 in Colbert, WA. She is survived by her daughters: Terri Cotter of Spokane, WA, Vicki O'Reilly (Ron) of Kirk -land, WA, Nancy Schneider of Silverdale, WA, Anita Collins (Tom) of Mesa AZ, Kathleen Leclair (Paul) of Chattaroy, WA, Diane Brodrick (Tom) of Deer Park, WA. Brother, Patrick O'Reilly of Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand- child. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald in 2000, and their son Walter in 1964. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Deer Park. The Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21st, also at St. Mary's. LAUER FUNERAL HOME, DEER PARK WA is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made in her name to the, Post 3067, PO Box 488, Deer Park, WA 99006 or Horizon Hospice, 123 Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208.



Howard Ernest Sekstrom

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Irene H. Lallas

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James J. Lambert Sr.

Passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. He was born June 20, 1924 in Lewiston, Idaho to John and Mary Jane Lambert. Jim was a standout athlete and graduated from Lewiston High School. He was the last surviving member of the 1939 Lewiston American Legion team that won the state title. He traded in his athletic gear for a military uniform and enlisted in the Marines where he served in the Pacific. He was involved in several battles, the most notable being Iwo Jima where he sustained casualties and was awarded the, . Jim married Virginia Osborne"The prettiest girl on the praire." in 1947 and graduated from North Idaho College of Education in Lewiston, ID with a teaching certificate. He taught in Wallace, ID for two years and moved to Ewan, Washington where he was principal for 12 years. In 1964, he and Virginia, moved their family to LaCrosse, WA where Jim was the elementary school principal until his retirement in 1985 after which he and Virginia moved to Spokane. Jim was an avid sports fan and enjoyed working in his yard., He is survived by his three sons and their wives: Mike and Kathleen of Redmond, WA, John and Judy of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and Jim Jr. and Karen of Kodiak, Alaska. Survivors also include five grandchildren: Matt, Allison, Jack, Gabrielle, and Dan. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and by his sisters Betty and Margaret., Jim served as a volunteer at The Ronald McDonald House and The Sacred Hear Medical Center. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral., Mass of Christian burial will be on May 23rd at 11:00 am and will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, 633 5th Avenue, Lewiston, ID. Inurnment will be at a later date., Remembrances can be made to LaCrosse Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 258, LaCrosse, WA 99143 or to The Ronald McDonald House, 1015 West 5th Ave., Spokane, WA 99204.



James M. Anderson

James M. Anderson Jim passed away at Hospice House in University Place, Washington, on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 6:00 a.m. He was born in Mount Vernon, Washington on March 16, 1927 to Sherman E. and Gladys Anderson, and he was the youngest of four children. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary; sons David (Debbii) Anderson and James Anderson, Jr.; three grandchildren, Whitney (Chris) Jorgensen, Kelsey Anderson, and Skyler Anderson; and one great-granddaughter, Hailey Anderson. His son, Robin, predeceased him. Also surviving are nephews, nieces, cousins, and in-laws. A memorial celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date. Please see the full obituary at



James T. "Jim" "Jenks" Jenkins

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Janora "Jan" Breitsprecher

Passed away at her home in Spokane, WA on May 16, 2011. Jan was born in North Dakota on November 17, 1938, to Clemons and Kathryn Klein. She married Herman "Jr" Breitsprecher. Jan worked for the Spokane School District as a Cook for almost 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, slot machines and playing card with her friends. Jan is survived by her four children: LaRae Prescott, Larry Breitsprecher, Lee Breitsprecher, Linda Goldberg and her dear friend Rose. Jan was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Jr. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sunrise Church of Christ, 4718 N. Ash, Spokane, WA 99205. Please visit Jan's memorial at, Arrangements entrusted to:



Jeannette J. Riehle

RIEHLE, Jeannette J., Passed away May 18, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Jeannette was born September 4, 1942, in Spokane, WA to Albert and Harriet Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harry Riehle of Spokane, WA; daughter Joy (Greg) Westberg of Olympia, WA; two sons, Adin (Cami) Riehle of Garland, Utah, and Lee (Brandy) Riehle of Spokane Valley, WA; eight grandchildren and three sisters, April Tillman, Kathy Sullivan and Paulette Kendell. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, 1:30 P.M. at Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave., Spokane Valley, WA. Private interment Pleasant Prairie Cemetery.



Jessie John Steffen

Of Spokane passed away due to complications from a seizure on May 15th, 2011., He was born on April 5th, 1985 in Spokane, WA by his mother Eileen Steffen and his father Gerald Steffen., Jessie is remembered by many friends and family for being a caring and loving person who would do anything and everything he could do to help out anybody that needed it. He had a great love for the outdoors; he could never wait to be able to get out and spend time with his friends and family doing the two things he loved, camping and fly fishing., He was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be surely missed by all who were touched by his caring and generous spirit., Jessie is survived by his father Gerald Steffen of Eatonville, WA; his brother's family Jamie Steffen, Jessica Blevins and nephew Jaden Steffen of Spokane, WA; his girlfriend Tabatha Prichard and expected child to be, both of Spokane, WA. Also survived by his grandmother Edna Purcell of Spokane, WA; along with many loved aunts, uncles and cousins., His celebration of life will be held Saturday May 21st at 2PM. There will be a barbeque and potluck immediately following the service. Address is 4318 N Best Rd Spokane, WA 99216.



Joanne Slivinski

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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.



June Violette (Dinius) Brown

Peacefully passed away on May 1, 2011 in Carson City , NV. She was born November 5, 1926 in North Dakota to John and Katherine Dinius. She moved to Post Falls, ID with her parents as a small child and spent the majority of her life there. She married John Brown in 1950 and raised four children in the Pleasantview/Post Falls area. They later divorced. She loved to travel, read, cook, and spend time with family and friends. She spent several years cooking the Cowboy Breakfast at the Pleasantview School., She is survived by her son Terry Brown of San Francisco, daughters Carolyn Brown of Coeur d'Alene and Sue Burke (Bob) of Washoe Valley, NV. Grandchildren Michelle Geiskopf (Jeff), Jodi Dayborn (Mica), Crystal Brown and Jared Brown. Great-grandchildren Taylor , Joelle, and Rihanna. Sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Myron Hodgson, sister-in-law Dorothy (Dinius) Rausch, nieces Debbie Forbes and Paula Hodgson, nephews Br. Claude Lane and Jake Hodgson. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Don Dinius, son Michael Brown, and nephew James Lane., A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, 11:30am at the Pleasantview School, 18724 W. Riverview Drive, Post Falls, ID.



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.



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.



Lee William Donovan

Lee William Donovan of Sultan, WA died May 14, 2011 in Sultan, WA. He was born October 22, 1936 in Everett, WA., At his request no services will be held. 



Leonard Harry "Len" Van Patten

Leonard "Len" Harry Van Patten 9/18/1928 ~ 5/6/2011 Celebration of life and pot luck will be held from 4-7pm on Saturday 5/22/2011 at Narrows Bridge



Lucille Currie

Lucille CURRIE Lucille Currie died peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2011. Lucille was born on July 30, 1925, in Wenatchee, Washington, where she lived until she moved to Cashmere during her sophomore year of high school. After graduation, Lucille entered Western Washington College, where she was a student until she joined the WAVES (Navy). When Lucille's service ended in 1946, she enrolled at the University of Washington, earning a degree in Sociology and reconnecting with her high school classmate, Bill Currie. Bill and Lucille married in 1947 and had two children, Laurel and Stuart. While the children were young, Lucille was an active volunteer in their schools, was a Girl Scout Leader, and was a volunteer for the Burke Museum. When the children were older, Lucille returned to the University of Washington and earned a degree in Education and began teaching ESL for the Shoreline public schools. In their retirement, Lucille and Bill enjoyed sailing and travel, both in the US and in Europe. Lucille is survived by her husband, Bill; her sister, Betty; her daughter Laurel and Laurel's husband, Terry; her son Stuart and Stuart's wife, Angela; and her grandchildren Julia, BreeAnn, Cameron, Michael, Lauren, Jessie, Kit, and Charlie. Share memories with the family at



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.



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.



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.



Mildred Lerner

Mildred LERNER Born December 31,1924 in NYC to Charles and Lena Lerner. Predeceased by her parents and her brother, Philip. Survived by her brother, Harry, and her children, Virginia Sybert (Peter Byers), Richard Sybert (Greta), Laura Lerner (David Jackson), Sara Lerner (Greg Milligan), beloved grandchildren, in alphabetical order, Ben and Julia Byers, Camille and Gabriel Jackson, Caleb, Faith and Miranda Milligan, Charles and Stephanie Sybert, great grandchildren Grace, Hazel and John Byers, nieces Amy Lerner-Maddox, Phyllis Kornblatt and Tisa Schrenk, best friend Muriel Price. Extended family mourns her passing. Private services at a later date. Visit Facebook: Remembering Milly Lerner or Remembrances to Planned Parenthood, Anti-Defamation League or charity of your choice. A rich life well-lived and always leavened with humor.



Mildred Ruth Heppenstall

Mildred Ruth HEPPENSTALL Born January 23, 1915 Passed on May 15, 2011 Mildred is preceded in death by husband Clinton Heppenstall. She is survived by son William Heppenstall (Arlene) of Maple Valley, WA, daughter Carole Stanfield (Clinton) of Santa Cruz CA, daughter Sandra Heppenstall of San Pedro CA, and daughter in law Mona Heppenstall of Tukwila, WA. Four grandchildren Kim Heppenstall, Gayle Heppenstall, Steve Simchen (Joanie) and Susan Cordone (David). Four great grandchildren, Nathan Heppenstall, Cameron, Cassidy, and Gabriella Cordone. All of whom loved her very much. Mildred will be missed dearly. The graveside service will be held at Riverton Crest Cemetery located at: 3400 South 140th, Tukwila, Washington on Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 10:00 in the morning.



Nancy L. Newbury

Passed away May 17, 2011 at her home in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born September 20, 1945 in Colville, WA to William and Mary Marchand. She married Alan Newbury on May 10, 1967 in Portland, OR and they raised their three daughters in the Kettle Falls area. Nancy was an amazing and gifted caregiver, most recently employed and retired from the Sisters of Providence Convent. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988 and for the past 20 years has made her home in Spokane Valley. During her battle with cancer she showed strength and faith. Nancy was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and was active in the Kateri Ministry Northwest. She is survived by her daughters; Shawn Ashton-Welch, Vancouver, WA, Victoria Newbury, Spokane, WA, Tara Newbury, Spokane Valley, WA; a brother Joe Marchand and sister Alma Regina MacClain, both of Omak, WA; seven grandchildren, Justine and Kathryn Ashton, Gabriel and Jeremy Welch, Chelsea Brisbois, Alex and Linzi Sandlin; her lifelong dear friend Carmelita Adkins. Preceded in death by John and Eddie Marchand. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M. Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church 330 E. Boone Ave, Spokane, WA. Interment to follow at Pia Mission Cemetery, Kettle Falls, WA., Please sign her guestbook at



OBITUARY: Jane (Hoff) Burkhart

Friday, May 20, 2011 3:00 AM 

Born Jane Esther Louise Hoff on March 11, 1914, to Melvin and Luella (Nonstad) Hoff in La Crosse, Wis., Jane (Hoff) Burkhart died of natural causes May 14, 2011, in Pullman, Wash., at the Pullman Regional Hospital. She was 97. Jane Graduated from LaCrosse Central High School in 1931 and she then attended Wisconsin State University's LaCrosse State [...]



Oleph Junior Fugate

Oleph Junior Fugate Ole was born in Sublette, MO on October 10th, 1934; he passed away in Centralia on April 26th, 2011 at the age of 76. Ole was raised by his grandparents Arthur and Sarah Fugate. During his youth, Ole spent his time riding horses and working on cars with his brother Lee. Ole joined the Navy at the age of 17, where he honorably served as a Communications Specialist assigned to the Naval Intelligence Department. During his four-year enlistment Ole served in Japan and Korea, was awarded two



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.



Patricia Ann Carmichael

Patricia Ann Carmichael Patricia Ann Carmichael, 75, born October 22nd, 1935 in San Diego, CA, passed away May 13, 2011. Patricia is survived by her sons Corky Carmichael and his wife Linda, and William Carmichael and his wife Mai; grandsons Phong, BaoAnh, and Nickolas; sisters Barbara Cooper, Lois Lisec, and Mary Mellgres, brother Neal Niswander; and numerous other family members. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. (253) 584-0252. Please sign online guestbook at



Paul Phillips

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

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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.



Peggy L. Jackson-Stewart

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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 Niles Scott

Richard Niles SCOTT 7-16-1940 ~ 5-17-2011 Richard N. Scott (Dick) age 70 went home to be with the Lord on 5/17/11 with his wife Judy, and son, Steven at his bed side. He was born in Bremerton, Wa and graduated from West High in 1958. He joined the AF and met his wife while stationed in N.C., they later moved back to Wa where he worked for several airlines and retired from Delta in 2003.He was an avid Seahawk and NASCAR fan. He volunteered at Valley Medical Hospital, and Gateway Medical Alliance and was very active in his church. He is survived by wife, Judy, son Steven (Heather) and two grandsons, Micah and Levi. A sister, Diane Scott, of Mesa, AZ. Memorial service to be held on Saturday 5/21 at 1:00 pm at Faith Baptist Church in Kent, WA. Donations may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle.



Robert Allen Gordon

Passed away May 17th, 2011. Robert was born to Robert and Ada Gordon on May 13th, 1923 in Missoula Montana, one of eight children. Robert worked in maintenance and construction for the original Central Valley High School. He served in the U. S. Navy during, . Robert is survived by his loving wife Alberta of 68 years. Sons Harley and Wayne, daughter Roberta Tully. Seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Three brothers Jack, John and Tom; also son Roy Robert Gordon preceded him in death. Memorial Services will held at 2:00 pm on May 21st, 2011 at Spokane Valley Good Samaritan Chapel in Greenacres, WA



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 @



Ronald E. Bowhay

Ronald Eugene Bowhay was born October 4, 1931 in Axtell, Kansas and passed away in Belling-ham, WA on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, joining his son Thomas Bowhay who preceded him in death on March 28, 2011. Please join the family and share memories at Immanuel Bible Church on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. 2000 West North St. Bellingham, WA 98225. Memorial contributions may be made in Ron's honor to the ALS Association - Evergreen Chapter or the Northwest Kidney Center. Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel



Ronald Eugene Bowhay

Ronald Eugene BOWHAY Ronald Eugene Bowhay was born October 4, 1931 in Axtell, Kansas and passed away in Bellingham, WA on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, joining his son Thomas Bowhay who preceded him in death on March 28, 2011. Please join the family and share memories at Immanuel Bible Church on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. 2000 West North St. Bellingham, WA 98225. Memorial contributions may be made in Ron's honor to the ALS Association -Evergreen Chapter or the Northwest Kidney Center. Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bayview Chapel



Rosemary P. "Roney" Mallon

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Rudolph Louis Koecke

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Ruth A. Hart

Entered into rest on May 16, 2011. She was born on February 15, 1926 to parents Archie and Alice Johnson in Baudette, Minnesota. Ruth graduated from Baudette High School in 1944. She met and married her loving husband of over 50 years, Gordon D. Hart and together they raised their three children. Gordon preceded her in death in 2000. Ruth worked as a switchboard operator for the City of Spokane for many years, before retiring in 1981. She enjoyed square dancing, cake decorating, and working in her rose garden. Ruth is survived by her children, Don (Rita) Hart, Shirley (John) Riley, and Bradley Hart; four grandchildren all of Spokane; brother, Ralph Johnson of California; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth's name to the Spokane Guild School 2118 W. Garland, Spokane, WA 99205 or to the Spokane Humane Society, Box 6247 Spokane, WA 99217-0906. A memorial service will begin at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA . Online guestbook at



Ruth Elizabeth Blake "Blossom" Hammond

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



Ruth M. (May) Lucas

Ruth Marie (May) Lucas was born is Stacyville, Iowa and moved to Spokane, Washington while in her teens. She married James Lucas in 1952. She has been a resident of the Waterford for the last two years. She was a devoted mother and wife. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and animals. She is survived by many friends and relatives. Her children: Ann Gannon and husband Bern and their sons Brook and Blaze; Mark Lucas; Valerie Neilson and her children Terra and Dean, Tom Lucas; Tracy Lucas and wife Shawn and their children Jacqueline, JD and Lakota. We invite friends and family to join us to celebrate her life at a reception, planned for Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 1-4PM at Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley. Please visit Ruth's tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:




Friday, May 20, 2011 3:00 AM 

Theodore "Ted" Ostrom, 95, of Pullman, died May 12, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. The memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Moscow First United Methodist Church. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of arrangements. [...]



Thomas E. Alva

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Thomas Lyle Hill

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



Utaka Akiyama

A Spokane resident for 65 years, Utaka (Tak) Akiyama passed away at his home on April 17. He was born on May 13, 1942 in Opal City, OR and graduated from Culver High School, Culver, OR in 1942. Following high school, along with his family, he entered the Tule Lake Relocation Center and later transferred to the Minidoka Relocation Center, from where he enlisted in the US, and served through the remainder of, . After his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked for the railroad, followed by a career with the US Postal Service, from which he retired. Tak enjoyed fishing, gardening, baseball and his cat, Fuzzy. He was a devoted uncle to his six nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his brother, Yasumasa of Renton, WA and was preceded in death by sister Tokiko and brothers, Sadaki and Minoru. A memorial service will be held May 21, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial remembrances be sent to Highland Park Memorial Church, Hospice of Spokane or the Spokane Chapter of JACL.



Violet M. "Vi" Frederick

Passed away on May 15, 2011 in Odessa, Washington. She was born on August 31, 1938 in Kettleman City, California to Clifford and Edith (Hill) Skaggs., She married Louis Wayne Frederick in Carson City, Nevada on September 1,1956. Vi was a member of the English Congregational Church. She had so many hobbies and interests and loved Arts and Crafts. A few of her many talents were crocheting, knitting, quilting and making fleece blankets for family and the active duty and retired military members. She loved working with the youth in Odessa, which led to her help in the establishment of the Odessa Youth Garden. The youth could also count on enjoying her annual Hallowe'en haunted house. She was also a longtime volunteer, which included working on the Community Float. However, spending time with her family was her greatest enjoyment., Vi is survived by her husband, Wayne of Odessa, WA, five children: Michael Frederick and Sherri of Odessa, WA, Debbie Praetorius and Lee of Odessa, WA, Dennis Frederick and Polly of Ford, WA, David Frederick and Brenda of Spokane, WA, and Teresa Wheeler of Albuquerque, NM; 14 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, her brother, George Skaggs of Lemoore, CA, two sisters, Billie Dean Buyense of Lemoore, CA and Donna Bassett of Hanford, CA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Vi was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Phillip, Clifford, and Don., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Odessa Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Jon Hayashi, officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to the "Odessa Friends of the Pool," C/O Carmen Weishaar: PO Box 691, Odessa, WA 99159-0691. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, Washington is caring for the family.



Wade Chartier

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

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Walter J. Beam

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

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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.



Wil Whetham

A memorial service and potluck will be held in remembrance of his life June 4, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pacific Rim, 3228 Marine Drive, Marysville, WA 98270. 



Wilant, Hildred Jean (Manning)

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:00 AM 

Hildred Jean Wilant, age 88, passed away peacefully May 10, 2011. Born to John and Hildred Manning June 16, 1922 in Indian Valley, Idaho, ..... 



Wilfred Edward Fischer

Passed away May 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family in Spokane, WA. He was born January 21, 1929 in Hague, ND, where he grew up. Wilfred enlisted in the, and later moved to Portland. He then moved to Spokane where he met and married Virginia Andrews at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in 1959. Wilfred worked at Kaiser Aluminum for 10 years and then after 30 years of working as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office retired in 1986. Throughout the years he was a member of St. Francis Xavier and St. Patrick Catholic Churches, where he was very involved. It was very important to him to read and share scripture with others. He was also a member of the Eagle's lodge and the Knights of Columbus, with which he enjoyed being a member of their bowling league. Wilfred delivered meals for Meals on Wheels as well. He is survived by his sons, Bill (Sue) Fischer and Edward (Vicki) Fischer; daughter, Diane Fischer; brothers, James (Donna) Fischer, Roger (Annie) Fischer and Willis (Carol) Fischer; sisters, Vivian (Joe) Kuntz and Phyllis Oas; grandchildren, Neil Smith, Jamie Burns, Jenifer Piper and Bryan Fischer; great-grandchildren, Abigale Piper, Jayson Burns and Tanner Piper all of Spokane as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Theresa Fischer and his loving wife, Virginia., A Vigil Service and Visitation will be held Thursday, May 19, 2011 at, 7 PM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2 PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to the St. Patrick Catholic School, 2706 E. Queen Avenue, Spokane, WA 99217., Please visit Wilfred's memorial at:, Arrangements entrusted to:



William M. Pedrotti

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Willis Marvin Arndt

Willis Marvin Arndt, 78 of Granite Falls, Wa passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Everett, WA. Arrangements under the care of Solie Funeral Home and Crematory.



Wood, Soon E. (Sim)

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:00 AM 

Soon E. (Sim) Wood 77 of Cle Elum, died Monday, May 16, 2011at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle WA. She was born June 6, 1933 .....



Zenna L. Cameron

Zenna L. CAMERON Zenna passed away May 14, 2011 in Renton Wa. Born August 3 ,1923 in Aberdeen Wa. Lived in the Seattle area the rest of her life. She is survived by (4) children, (7) grandchildren, (11) great-grandchildren, (2) great-great grandchildren. She will be in our hearts forever. Beloved mother of Georgia, Ross, Ben, Valorie In lieu of flowers make donations to the Cancer Society .

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