Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/24/2011



Allen Douglas "Doug" Campbell, 62, of Anacortes died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Island Hospital in Anacortes., He was born on April 27, 1949 in Shelby, Montana, the son of Alex and Cecile (Ashworth) Campbell. Doug attended Anacortes schools and graduated from Anacortes High School., He was employed as an Instrument Specialist at Texaco Refinery in Anacortes., Doug was preceded in death by his parents., He is survived by his cousin, Ed O'Haire in Vaughn, MT., Doug was entombed next to his mother at Fernhill Cemetery in Anacortes, Washington., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Doug, please sign the online guest register at



Ackle Namie

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Agnes Buchanan

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 




Angela D. Park

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AnnaBelle Arneson

AnnaBelle ARNESON Born on May 17, 1916 in Niobrara, NE; moved to Kirkland, WA in 1956; died on March 6, 2011 in SeaTac, WA. Survived by her loving children Linda, Judy, Trudy, Edwin; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandsons. Funeral Service today, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00PM at Yarington's Funeral Home; 10708 – 16th Avenue SW, Seattle with Viewing one hour prior to service.



Arthur "Art" Jacobson

Arthur Jacobson, 93, of Vancouver, WA, died at home surrounded by his family on May 22, 2011. "Art" was born in Columbus, ND on May 24, 1917 to John and Ingrid Jacobson. He graduated from high school in 1936 and came to the Northwest soon after, where he married Marian Fenster, also of Columbus, ND., Art was employed by Boeing, wiring B17 airplanes for, , and eventually moved south to Vancouver where he and Marian have resided since 1951. He was a former operator of Art's Shell Station on Grand Avenue and then Hazel Dell Avenue until his retirement., During his lifetime, Art contributed to the local community in many ways. He was active in his sons Boy Scout Troop, and served two terms as president of Kiwanis. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and rolled lefse every Saturday, as well as playing a mean game of pinochle. Art was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and camping with his family., After his retirement, Art and Marian delivered Meals on Wheels to shut ins for approximately 15 years. Art was a member of his church, and being a universal donor, contributed hundreds of units of blood to the Red Cross during his lifetime., Art is survived by his wife, Marian; sons, Larry of Vancouver and Jay of Rogersville, TN; daughters, Nancy Powell of Vancouver and Jennifer Brown of Battle Ground, WA; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, "Jackie" Trunko of Eugene, OR., A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Thurs., May 26 at 2:30 p.m., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Clark County Food Bank or Immanuel Lutheran Church., Please sign Art's guest book at:



Barbara Butler Baschen

Barbara Butler BASCHEN 'Granny Bobby' Memorial Service, Saturday, June 11th, at 2:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Seattle. Hoffner, Fisher & Harvey 



Barbara Jean (Beatty) Murphy

Barbara Jean Murphy (Beatty) of Tulalip, WA, born December 24, 1939, passed away of health related causes May 19, 2011 surrounded by family and friends., She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Murphy; her daughter, Mary Jane Murphy; great-grandson, DeMarco Gray; her parents, Edward and Lucille Beatty (Bowers); and all of her siblings., She is survived by her children, Mike Murphy, Barbara Garcia, Richard Murphy and Steven Murphy all of Tulalip, WA. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., She resided in Tacoma, WA for many years where she met her husband and raised their five children. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put others before herself. She was a warm, kind hearted, loving woman who will be dearly missed by all who knew her., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville, WA., An interfaith service will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 starting at 6 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Center in Tulalip, WA., A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 starting at 10 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Center in Tulalip, WA.



Bass, Clinton "Travis"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 AM 

Clinton "Travis" Bass, 38, of Ellensburg, WA an attorney passed away May 19, 2011 at home of complications due to ALS. Funeral Service will .....



Benjamin E. Clark

I don't know how to say goodbye to Ben, the light of my life. I don't know how to describe what an amazing person Ben had become. I can tell you stories about how funny he was, how gorgeous he was from the moment of his birth and that he had become an incredibly giving and gracious young man. I could describe his love of his friends, music, football, surfing and other sports. I could describe his absolute love of traveling, and the number of places we had been and the places we planned to visit. I could describe the ease with which he told someone they were important to him, his way with little kids, his ability to talk to just about anybody. I could tell you about his amazing eye behind a camera lens or the way in which he could tell a story. I could tell you about how smart he was, how incredible his ability to see the details in things. I could tell you about his mannerisms and smiles when he was excited about something. I could tell you…, None of that is enough. In fact, no words will ever be adequate. He was the love of my life., He leaves behind an extensive circle of family and friends. We invite the LSHS community to join Ben's family in a Celebration of Life, being held at the Lake Stevens High School PAC. The celebration will be Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 6 p.m., In lieu of any flowers, the very best gift you could ever give is to send us written stories of Ben (address is Beth Adolphsen, 303 - 91st Avenue NE, Ste #E502, Box 220, Lake Stevens, WA 98258). There are two donation ideas - Ben loved the radio station C89.5 FM, KNHC, because it played great music and it is a student run station out of a local high school. Their website is http://, . Ben loved animals and we regularly contributed to many local and national animal charities., Love ya B!



Betty Rae Fischer

Betty Rae FISCHER Betty Rae Fischer of Bellevue, loving wife to Nick, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Bellevue. She was 83. A celebration of her life will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2011 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Full obituary, photos, directions and family guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM. Private burial was held at Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Flintoft's Funeral Home, 425-392-6444.



Bev Contris

The most important thing to mom was her family. We had many large family gatherings at the family home over the years. Her best friend Norma Lynch passed away recently. Bev is survived by her 5 sons, all of Olympia: Michael Jr. (Yvonne), Stephen (Kim), Mark, Greg and Dan (Lisa). Bev had 7 grandchildren: Kyle, Stacey, Rachel, Dylan, Ashley, Laura and Alisa, and 1 great granddaughter Ahrianna.




Clifford "Ray" Lund, 86, peacefully passed away on May 17, 2011 in Everett, WA. Born to Pearl and Melvin Lund on Jan 2, 1925, in Los Angeles, CA, Ray was the youngest of eight children: four boys and three girls., Before he turned two, he moved to Minnesota with his adopted mother, Annie Ferrell, and his closest brother, George. At fourteen, he left home and moved back to California., Just two years later, at sixteen, he joined the, and served in, . When the war ended, he started his family and moved to Lewiston, Idaho. Settled finally in Everett in 1955, he opened Lund's Cabinets. After decades of running the shop, he retired in 1980, and transferred ownership of the growing business to his eldest son, Robin, who recently passed it down to his own son, Robert., Ray was not only an exceptionally skilled and talented cabinet builder and businessman, he was also an avid hunter and thoroughly enjoyed training his beloved bird dogs. Most of all, though, he was known for his warmth and compassion. He always had a joke or story to share, and his charisma and inclusiveness could make anyone feel like they were his best friend. He was the life of every party, warming the room with his personality and smile., He is survived by his loving wife, Arlene; his brother, George Lund (Almira); and his 4 children, Robin Lund (Margaret), Rennai Sherman (Clint), Darli Lund-Parks (Randy), and Darin Lund. He leaves 7 grandchildren, Jason Sherman (Trish), Robert Lund (Sara Sullivan), Dan Lund, Jenica Sherman, Chad Annema (Dawn), Mitchel Annema & Tom Lund; as well as 3 great-grandchildren, Kyle Sherman, and Cayden & Micah Annema; and 2 step-grandchildren, Alexis VanWyck & Trey Olson; and 3 stepchildren, Jan Moen (Rod), and Bryan & Brett Seavy; 5 step-grandchildren, Byron & Jessie Kindle, Nicole Moen and Shelby & Paul Bischoff; and 8 step-great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Buddy., A Celebration of his life will be held at his graveside in Evergreen Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA, at 3:00pm on May 25, 2011. A reception will follow at the Everett, at 2802 Hoyt., We love you Daddy. Your love and laughter will be in our hearts forever.



Carol Ann Parke

Carol Ann PARKE Carol Ann Parke was born Feb. 16, 1951 in Moscow, ID and died May 17, 2011 at the age of 60. Carol Ann is survived by husband, Mac Parke of Kent; son Nick Parke of Kent; daughter Jessica Morgan (Sean Morgan) of Bonney Lake; sisters, Sandie Smith (Dennis Smith) of Georgia, Snookie Anderson (Andy Anderson) of Woodland; brothers, Robbie Donner of Spanaway, Ted Donner of California and her mother Mae Donner of Spanaway. She is also survived by her 3 Grandchildren, Hayden, Emily and Emmett Morgan of Bonney Lake who will miss their Nana dearly. Carol Ann is preceded in death by her father, Earl Donner, baby brother, Mike Donner and sister, Earlene Donner. A funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Weeks' Funeral Home in Buckley, with a graveside service following at Buckley City Cemetery.



Carol Marie Howson

Carol Marie HOWSON July 1st, 1930 - May 18th, 2011. Born to Dr. Edwin and Venda Johnson in Fargo, North Dakota, Carol graduat ed from Garfield High School and Washington State University. While teaching school in Mount Vernon, WA she married Richard L. Howson. They raised six children together (Roger, Eric, Ron, Robert, Brian, and Roxanne), and lived in Raven na, Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Bal lard until Rich's death in 1993. Their son Robbie died in 1979. Carol also worked 15 years at Fircrest Residen tial Habitation Center. Carol was a voracious reader of great literature, biographies, mys teries, and best sellers. She studied most of the major religions and cul tures of the world, loved music (especially jazz), enjoyed movies and theater, and luxuriated in every sunny day. Even the onset of macu lar degeneration could not keep her from her precious books and movies. Carol is survived by five of her chil dren (and their spouses), 10 grand children, and one great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 27th at 2:00pm at Bleitz Funeral Home Chapel, 316 Florentia Street, Seattle, WA 98109. Donations can be made to Community Services for the Blind.



Carolyn J. Keller

Carolyn Jeanne Keller, 71 of Snohomish, WA died May 21, 2011 in Everett, WA. Graveside services will be held aT 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Cypress Lawn Memoriam Park in Everett. 



David Joseph Shore

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



David Michael Carsner

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Delmont "Del" Ulrich

Delmont "Del" ULRICH Age 92, passed away on Friday, April 22. Del was born at home in 1919 in Connell, Washington. 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.



Dennis Cummings

Dennis Cummings, of Tucson, AZ, fought a courageous and gallant battle against the cancer that took his life on May, 13, 2011. Dennis (64) was born in Bellingham, Washington to Theil and Irene Cummings. He graduated from Bellingham High School and Central Washington University. He served in the



Deryl Charles Belter

He was the one who was always there, but his presence was lost on May 19, 2011., Deryl was born on June 11, 1951 in Ferndale, WA. He was a resident of Marysville, WA and graduated from Marysville High School in 1969. He attended Lutheran Bible Institute before entering the Air Force in 1971. Deryl made his living as a truck driver and dispatcher., Deryl is survived by his loving wife of nearly 36 years, Cynthia (Orr) Belter; children, Deryl (Ali) Belter, Sean (Tiffany) Belter and Kelsie (Josh) Stocks; and seven precious grandchildren., Also surviving are his parents, Orvald and Christine Belter; sisters, Sharon (Don) Richards, Wendy (Mike) Rorick, and Luanne (Ray) Johnson; plus numerous extended family members and friends., The family would like to extend their appreciation to Pastor Joe Kutzke and members of the Providence Hospice team., Dad, your beautiful bass voice will make a welcome member in Heaven's choir. Know that we will keep and protect your memories forever in our hearts., There will be a memorial service on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Marysville., Memorials may be sent to Deryl's favorite charity, Children's Hospital.



Doreen Lough

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Doris Jeanne (Munz) Cooper

Doris Jeanne (Munz) COOPER Doris Jeanne (Munz) Cooper, 84, passed away with her husband and children by her side on Friday, April 29. She was the first woman mayor of Kirkland and a council member for 20 years, as well as serving on many regional boards. Doris was fiercely loyal, strongly principled and always passionate about her family and community. Doris was a memorable woman who left an impression with people she met and lives she touched. She was an early advocate for preserving Kirkland's waterfront and green spaces and spearheaded and worked on many bond issues to fund the acquisition of park lands. She is survived by her husband, Ralph of 60 years, her children Clifford Cooper, Sarah Cooper and Hannah Coan and six smart grandchildren of whom she was so proud, Carolyn, Jennifer, Liesl, Grady, Lacy and Riley as well as her siblings Shirley Cooper, Frederick Munz and Mike Munz. She is preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Davis. Doris graduated from the University of Washington where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and also met her future husband, Ralph, when he was employed as a houseboy at the sorority. A service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Kirkland Congregational Church, 106 - 5th Avenue, followed by a reception at the Kirkland Women's Club at 407 - 1st Street. Family and friends are all welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hopelink or the Kirkland Heritage Society.



Dorothy Mae Stock Myers

Dorothy Mae Stock Myers, of Lynden, passed away peacefully in her daughter's arms early on May 22, 2011, after a long, courageous battle with dementia issues. She was a precious sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-grandmother and friend. Dorothy's exquisite musical talent was shared through her piano playing and compositions, and her involvement with the Bellingham Theatre Guild. She leaves a daughter, Reba Huskey of Stayton OR, and two sons: Dan McPhaden of Maple Falls, and Rob McPhaden of Mount Vernon, as well as 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



Dothry Finne

Dorothy FINNE Dorothy was born May 26, 1915 in Colorado and passed away March 30, 2011 in Seattle. She moved to Seattle at age 6 with her family. She met the love of her life, Elke at Greenlake marrying him in 1934. She and Elke had 4 children; Bill, Bob, Dale and Wendy. She remained in the Ballard home that was built for them in 1946 until her death. Dorothy attended every PTA meeting and all childhood activity for each of her children. She and Elke were treasured volunteers at Ballard Community Hospital which later became Swedish Medical Center/Ballard Campus. Dorothy loved to knit and made hand knit baby things for the gift shop for over 40 years. It is impossible to know how many Ballard babies have beautiful hand knitted sweaters, booties and blankets made by her. Dorothy was known for her love of chocolate, especially her love of dark chocolate M&Ms. She was preceded in death by her husband Elke, son Bob, and sisters Thelma and Reva. She is survived by her sons Bill and Dale and daughter Wendy, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.A celebration of her life will take place on May 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Northminister Presbyterian Church 7706 25th Avenue NW Seattle, WA.



Dr. Timothy Charles Zoba

Dr. Timothy Charles ZOBA July 23, 1933 ~ May 19, 2011 Rest in peace our beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He was raised in Mahanoy City, PA, by Timothy & Angela.He attended U of Penn and NY Med College. He met his bride, Asrun in NJ, who relocated from Bergen, Norway. They would have celebrated their 55th anniv6/23/11. Tim was a captain in the Air Force stationed in Anchorage AL. He later practiced medicine as a GP in Old Bridge, NJ for 47 years, at Sayreville Medical Group.He was an avid outdoorsman. They moved from NJ to Redmond, WA in 2007. Tim is survived by his wife, Asrun, four children Sue Brader, Tim Jr, Paul (Susan), and Ingrid Hyde (David), and 11 wonderful grandchildren. Service will be at Holy Innocents in Duvall, WA Tuesday, 5/24 4:00 p.m.




Ethelyn R. Durling, better known as Mickey Durling to her friends and family, was born on September 25, 1921. She entered into rest on May 22, 2011 in Sedro-Woolley., Arrangements have been entrusted to Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC, P.O. Box 1322, Mount Vernon, WA 98273' where friends may send cards of condolence.



Esther K. (Habecker) McAtee

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Esther T. "Gami" Bliss

Esther T. Bliss, "Gami", age 92, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 8 1918 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albertine and Ray Justason and her siblings Judy Groves, Pauline Justason, and Allan Justason, Also taken too soon were her beloved husband, Russell Bliss, and son, Stephen Bliss. As a young child her family lived in White Rock and Point Roberts, finally settling in Bellingham, WA. As a teenager struggling through the depression, Esther had to work to help support her siblings while her parents were working away from home. One of her most interesting jobs as a teenager enabled her to see the country. She traveled the United States selling magazine subscriptions and enjoyed collecting menus from her favorite restaurants along her travels. Upon returning to Bellingham, she met the love of her life who she married on May 9, 1941 and had two beautiful children. Esther worked for many years in downtown Bellingham at the Bon Marché, and finally retired from J.C. Penney. Esther and Russ had a shared passion for golf and were members of the Bellingham Golf & Country Club for over 50 years. Unfortunately, she was unable to continue her membership because they would not provide her with a senior discount and she could not afford the dues. She was beloved by many fellow golfers and continued to golf with them at Raspberry Ridge through 2010. Esther was a very social and active senior. She was involved in bridge club with a select and very special group of women for over 50 years. She continued to meet and play with these ladies on a regular basis until her death. She also belonged to the Bellingham Athletic Club for over 20 years, which she lovingly referred to as "Fat Class". She enjoyed working out with her daughter Diana, and especially enjoyed the effect exercise had on her golf swing. Esther was admired by all who met her and will be remembered for her bright smile, infectious sense of humor, and the sparkle in her eye when she thought of or looked at those she loved. She also will be remembered for her selflessness and compassion for others. Esther was a strong, self-sufficient woman who be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Esther provided much sunshine for the many special friends who supported her throughout the years. Esther is survived by her daughter, Diana Crandall (Jack) granddaughters, Renee Miles (Bobby) and Heather Foster (Joel) and great-grandchildren Kekoa & Mikala Miles, many nieces and nephews, as well as four beloved great-grand dogs. A Celebration of Esther's Life will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge #194, 710 Samish Way in Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Esther in the online memorial guest book at




A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on June 4 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St., Olympia, with a private family burial earlier. Those desiring may make a donation to the charity of their choice. Please visit



Gail (Clark) Wilder Owens

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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George M. Jackman

JACKMAN, George M., George Magee Jackman was born in Spokane, WA in 1922. His earthly journey ended on May 21, 2011 at the age of 88. Mr. Jackman attended Rogers High School in Spokane before entering Washington State College in Pullman. His studies were interrupted by WW II. He served in the, Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, piloting B-17 Flying Fortresses with the 8th Air Force, based in England. In later years, he recalled humanitarian flights, including transporting released prisoners of war from concentration camps and dropping food to Dutch citizens. Mr. Jackman married Anna Lea Widman of Rosalia, WA on August 22, 1944. Upon completion of his military service, they returned to Washington State College, where he graduated in General Agriculture. For the next twenty years, the Jackmans lived in Albion, WA, where they raised three children. Together they operated a dairy farm, a community store, remodeled or built several homes, traveled and contributed to community life. When their children were grown, Mr. and Mrs. Jackman volunteered carpentry and nursing skills in Central America with the Layman's Association for Overseas Service. Upon returning to the states, they settled on Florida's Gulf Coast, where their service to others continued for 35 years. Before permanently returning to the Northwest in 2004, the Jackmans enjoyed summering at Coeur d'Alene Lake and wintering in Florida. Spokane Valley Good Samaritan Village became George's final home, where he greatly benefited from the staff's care and friendship. Mr. Jackman is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anna Lea; son Dave (Brigitte); daughters JoAnn (Ron) and Lynn (Dee); seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Taylor. A memorial service is scheduled for 3:00 pm, Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Valley Good Samaritan Community Center, 17121 East 8th Avenue, Greenacres, WA 99016. The family suggests that memorials be made to Valley Good Samaritan Village. SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME, ROSALIA, WA.



Gloria Joan Lewis

Gloria Joan LEWIS Born 12/30/32 in Renton WA Passed 5/18/11 in Snohomish WA Leaving behind 3 children,6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and multiple 'adopted' family and friends. Services to be held Thursday 2:00 p.m. May 26, 2011 at Purdy & Walters @ Floral Hills in Lynnwood. In Lieu of flowers please donate to the American Lung Association.



Grace M. Schroedel

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Hazel Jean (Perryman) Hough was lovingly taken to Heaven on May 21, 2011 in Anacortes, WA. Hazel was the youngest of 6 children born to Willard and Bessie Perryman on March 1, 1920 in Viola, Arkansas., As the youngest of 6, Hazel had to be feisty, and could put the fear in her older brothers and sisters, a trait that would serve her well throughout her life., After high school graduation, Hazel knew the hard farm life was not for her, and with her parents' reluctant permission, headed to California to live with her paternal aunt., She graduated from business college in Los Angeles, and soon met her future husband, Dennis Hough. They were married 6 months before WWII., Their daughter, Sharon, was born several years later, and Dennis headed to war in Europe. The war years were a difficult time for the young wife and mother, as Hazel worked in an aircraft plant while Dennis was fighting in France and Germany., After the war, Hazel and Dennis worked hard to make a good life for their family and many fond memories remain from those days., Hazel was a wonderful, fun Nana to her 4 grandchildren. She entertained them with outings they still talk about. Especially, stories about growing up on the farm, the teasing by her siblings, and her payback which was always dreaded., Hazel retired as payroll supervisor from the Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power and moved to Las Vegas where she lived for 16 years before ill health required a move to Anacortes. Sharon, and husband, Gene, lovingly cared for Hazel, at home, and feel honored the Lord entrusted them with Hazel's care for almost 6 years., Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clyde, John Darrel, and Floy; sister, Aves Dalrymple and Alpha Sanders. Also, ex-husband Dennis; infant son, James Perry Hough; and grandson, Randy Belli., Hazel is survived by adoring daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Eugene Averill. Also, by loving grandchildren, Robert Belli of Anacortes, Shannon Belli and Kelly Belli of West Sacramento, CA and Gene and Sally Averill of Woodland, CA., Gene and Sharon would like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at Island Hospital Home Health Care. Their loving care of Hazel went beyond expert medical professionalism and extended to the compassion and support they gave us during the past 4 ½ years of their care for Hazel at home. We feel blessed that Mom's illness, unexpectedly, brought so many loving and caring people into our lives, and though this journey was, at times difficult, we would not have traded away one moment., A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2011 at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes, WA. Interment will be at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Byron, Arkansas., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Hazel, please sign the online guest register at




Hazel married Joe Diorio on February 28, 1942. They were married 65 years, and raised six children together. Hazel loved her family and enjoyed crocheting, animals, gardening and thrift shopping. She had a wonderful sense of humor., Hazel was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on August 18, 1963. She looked forward to a paradise earth and shared that hope with others. (Luke 23:43), She is survived by six children: Firstborn daughter, JoAnn Blair, her daughter Tina Heen (Kimo); greatgrandchildren: Maile & Malia; son, Mike (Natasha) Diorio; their children, Nakia, Azure (Eric), Mario (Tasha), David (Leeann), Katherine, Mia (Zach) & Talia. greatgrandchildren: Adasyn, Joey, Taelyn & Xavier. Her daughter, Tracy (Alan) Waln, children Kevin, Megean Cromer & great-grandchild Avah. Daughter Laurie Gauny & husband Carl, children: Bert, Eric & Arial & great grandson, Slade. Her son Joel Diorio (Rosie) & children Leeandra, Joel Jr. and Presca, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Tony Joe (1963), and her husband Joe (2010)., Thank you Tonya, family and crew for taking such good care of Mom. And Peggy the Hospice nurse, thank you.



Helen Delores (Rasmussen) Ford

Helen Delores (Rasmussen) FORD Helen Ford of Seattle, died May 20, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Born November 4, 1924 in Brockton, Montana; she spent her childhoodin Libby, moving to Seattle in the 1940's. Helen retired with fond memories of Boeing in 1967. Shopping and travel to Reno with her husband Rusty, were among her favorite pastimes. Helen is survived by her sons, Jeffrey, Jerry (Susan) and her daughter in law, Mary Ford. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. She is also survived by her brother Gary Rasmussen of Idaho. Helen joins her husband Russell and son Jay in a more peaceful place. At the family's request donations in Helen's memory can be made to Franciscan Hospice, PO Box 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401.



Helen E. Sieler

Helen E. Sieler, 94, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 18, 2011. She was born in Butte, MT to James D. Hunter and Edith Frank Fitch on July 2, 1916., Helen served in the U.S. Army., She enjoyed dancing and picnics and taught piano., Helen is survived by her husband, Lawrence Sieler of 44 years; and son, Stephen Prosser., A viewing will be 12:00-9:00 p.m., Thurs., May 26, 2011 and the funeral to be held on Fri., May 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Helen's guest book at:



Helen Marie Schoen

Helen Marie SCHOEN Helen Marie Schoen, 96 years oldof Kirkland, WA died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Columbia Lutheran Nursing Home of natural causes. Born March 10, 1915 in Seattle, one of three children of W. A. Halverson and Lilly Halverson. Her younger brother John (Jack) Halverson and older sister Elsie Bergman survive her. Predeceased by husband George F. Schoen, married for 55 years. She leaves behind sons George Ray Schoen and Fred Arthur Schoen, and the children of deceased daughter Janice Schoen Kerr, grandsons Jock and Donald Kerr and one great grandchild Danielle Kerr. She and her husband George created a magical life for their family in their Lake Washington waterfront home near Denny Dark. Memorial services are to be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday June 4, 2011 at the Kirkland Congregational Church, 106 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland. Washington. Remembrances to M.A.D.D., Mothers Against Drunk Driving, www.madd.ore.



Helen Rachele Spencer

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Hilda Ryan

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Horst D. Albrecht

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In Loving Memory of Jane Wooten

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

In Loving Memory of Jane Wooten June 11, 1943 ~ May 24, 2007 This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget. For those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day...



Iona I. O'Donnell

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John Douglas Perrin age 66, a resident of La Conner, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Island Hospital., Arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will be published in the Skagit Valley Herald at a later date., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.



Jackie L. Ivankovich

Jackie Ivankovich answered the Lord's call Friday, May 20th after a courageous 4½ year battle with brain cancer., Jackie was born in Spokane December 19, 1961 to parents Darrel and Vi Boardman. She attended CV schools, graduating from University High School in 1980. After attending SFCC, she worked for Grantree Furniture as manager until the company left the area., She married Ted Ivankovich in 1990 and they had two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Alexis (Lexi). She was a stay at home mom until the girls entered school at which time she went to work at the valley Costco, who continued to love and support her thru her battle. Jackie was a very involved parent in her girls' schools, dance and sports activities. She was a member of St. Mary's church and was involved in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and as a Eucharistic Minister to shut-ins., She was preceded in death by her father Darrel Boardman and niece Annie Heth. She is survived by husband Ted, daughters Ashley and Alexis, mother Vi Boardman, brother Gary Boardman, sisters Debbie (Mark) Heth, Connie Daily, Teri (Michael) Jackson, nephews Ryan Heth and Jordan Jackson, nieces Jenny (Brandon) Julian and their son Cole, and Breanna Jackson. Ted's brothers Ricky, Jackie (Nancy), Mikey (Lora), Danny (Linda), Aunt Eleanor Ivankovich and very special friend Kriss Arnold., The family wishes to thank special neighbors, friends and the wonderful prayer group for their loving and caring support during this difficult time., Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 304 S Adams Rd, Spokane Valley, Wednesday, May 25th at 1:00 pm with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to "JACKIE'S FRIENDS" memorial fund at STCU or Hospice House.



James J. Keirstead

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Jane A. Leirdahl

Jane A Leirdahl 8/12/1934 - 5/20/2011 Mom was born on August 12, 1934, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. After a valient 4 year battle with lung cancer, Mom passed away on Friday, May 20th surrounded by her family. Mom is survived by her four kids; Bob and Sue Leirdahl(Tacoma), Debby (Leirdahl) & David Cazarez (Spanaway), Dick & Lauri Leirdahl (Tacoma), and Kim(Leirdahl) & Paul Mayer (Richland). In addition to her 4 kids, Mom is survived by her precious dog, Molly, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Please visit our on-line memorial page @



Jean Imeko Bitow

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Jeanette "Jan" Hood

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Jeannie G. Matthews

Jeannie Gray Matthews passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She was an exemplary Christian and inspiration to all who knew her., She was a member of the Ballard Free Methodist Church for many years before moving to the Warm Beach Senior community 13 years ago. In the Warm Beach community, she was known and loved for her willingness to serve and share her unlimited love., Jeannie taught Kindergarten in the Shoreline school district for 40 years and taught piano from her home for nearly as long. Some of the children she taught grew up and sent their children to her classes., She was the great-grand-daughter of James Hudson Taylor, the first Protestant missionary into Inland China., She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, LaVerne; and her four sons, David, Ken, Gary and Greg; as well as her 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren., Everyone who knew her learned from her the true meaning of grace, strength and unconditional love., Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. on at the Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, 20815 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292.



Jerome E. "Jerry" Hogan

Jerome E. "Jerry" Hogan died on Saturday, May 21 with his family at his side. He was born in Wilkinsburg, PA in 1944. The son of Helen (Grimes) and James Hogan, Jerry grew up in Forest Hills and attended Edgewood High School. He earned both a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at Pitt, he served as student body president from 1965-66 and received many honors and awards including a NASA fellowship., Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Char (Charlotte Winton), in 1967 and they had two children, John and Meredith., During the first years of his career as a sales representative with Alcoa, Jerry earned his M.B.A. in Finance from Oklahoma City University in 1974., His 18 years with Alcoa included positions in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Indiana. He ended his career based in Allentown, PA as a regional manager with Crown Simplimatic, Inc., Jerry recently retired to Mukilteo, WA where he enjoyed living near the water, being a car racing fan and collecting model trains. He died after battling colorectal cancer for ten years., He was preceded in death by his brother, James (Jim) Hogan., He will be greatly missed by his wife of 43 years; two children, John (Leigh) Hogan and Meredith (Mark) Birkett; sister-in-law, Mary; nieces and their families; and all who knew him for his considerate nature, integrity, quiet humor, intellect and gentle manner., The family will be holding a private celebration of his life in lieu of a service., The family requests that in place of flowers, donations may be made to the, (designated for colorectal cancer) or the charity of your choice.



Jesse Burnett

Jesse Holman Burnett, was born August 30, 1977 in Everett, Washington and was taken suddenly from us on May 20, 2011 due to an early childhood heart condition., Jesse grew up in Arlington, Washington and graduated from Arlington High School in 1995, and then from Western Washington University in 2002 with a BA in Theatre of Arts/Dramatic Writing, with Honors. Jesse was a loving son, brother, uncle, boyfriend, friend and keeper of the stray cats that sought him out, knowing his good nature and kind heart would save them. His passing leaves us all with a vast hole in our lives and our hearts., He leaves behind his loving mother; Jane (David) Roberts; father, Richard Burnett; sisters, Jenni (Jeff) Hartman, Tessa (Sam) Bondurant, Dawn (Mark) Bostwick; brother, Jason Roberts; nephews, Zachary Hartman, Cole Bostwick, Andrew Roberts, Jacob Bondurant; niece, Sage Hartman; girlfriend, Melanie Winslow; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and uncountable friends. Jesse also leaves behind his three cats, Charles, Blue Eyes, and Orange Cat (aka Irritation), who will miss him dearly but will be well taken care of by Jesse's family., At the age of 18, Jesse bought a piano and not only taught himself how to play, but taught himself how to play beautifully and passionately. He also later taught himself to play the guitar with the same vigor. He and Melanie enjoyed writing, composing and performing music together, and everyone benefited greatly from the joy of their music. We rejoice in the fact that we will continue to listen to his recordings, keeping his music fresh in our minds and our hearts., From acting to directing to writing, Jesse did it all. His performances in local plays in Western Washington received rave reviews. We were fortunate to witness his abilities as an actor, director, and later as a playwright, when his work was chosen to be performed at the New Playwrights Theatre in Bellingham, where he wrote, directed and starred in his own play., Many remember Jesse and Jenni when they owned the Arlington Bookstore. Jesse was the front and center of the store and the backbone. He made it a welcoming place rich in literacy, music and art. Jesse was supportive of the many groups that frequented the store and greeted all customers with a warm welcome., Jesse's passion for cooking led him to a career in the food industry. To say that Jesse was a talented chef is an understatement. He could prepare food that was so beautiful that you didn't want to eat it, but was so mouthwatering that you just couldn't resist it., Talented, kind, funny, compassionate, gentle and caring are just a few words that describe Jesse. Watching movies and sports, playing soccer, floating the river, reading, writing, cooking, painting, listening to music and making music were some of his favorite pastimes., In living, Jesse was a free spirit; in death there are no limits, restrictions, or boundaries, and his spirit must be soaring above us in a place of limitless freedom and peace. Jesse, we love you, we love you, we love you and will miss you always., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. Macleod Avenue, Arlington, WA, with reception to follow., In lieu of flowers, donations honoring his memory may be made to the, or an Animal Rescue Organization of your choice.



John "Jack" Rizzuto

Jack lost his lifelong battle due to complications of a childhood brain tumor on February 9, 2011. He lived a good life for many years. A well known cab driver in Spokane, he graduated from North Central High School in 1966 where he was active in sports. Jack loved to play golf and was a better than average player. He was a long time member of the Eagles Lodge where he liked to gather with friends and dance the night away. He was the life of the party and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents Mike and Elsie Rizzuto and brother Mike (Mick) Rizzuto. He is survived by brothers Alex (Sam) Rizzuto, Spokane; Tom Rizzuto, Seattle, WA.; sister Myrna Rawlins, Evansville, IN. and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Mausoleum, N. 211 Government Way on Thursday, May 26th at 1PM. Pastor Happy Watkins officiating. A celebration of life will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 6410 N. Lidgerwood at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's name may be made to one's favorite charity.



John Lyle Sheldon

John Lyle SHELDON After a valiant five-year battle with brain cancer, longtime Kirkland resident John Sheldon died peacefully on May 18, 2011 at home with his wife Anita José and sister, Barbara. He was 54 years old. John was born to Lyle and Mary Faye Sheldon on December 6, 1956 in Inglewood, CA and moved from Hawthorne, CA to Omak, WA in 1963. The family later moved to East Wenatchee, WA in 1966 where John graduated from Eastmont High School in 1974. John received a BS in Agricultural Mechanics from Washington State University in 1979. He was preceded in death by his first wife Margaret Helen Gardner in 2002, his father Lyle in 2009 and his mother Mary Faye in 1996. John is survived by his wife Anita José; sister Barbara Evans (Bob) of East Wenatchee, WA; brother Walter of Moses Lake, WA; nephew Scott Evans of Bakersfield, CA; niece Alicia Evans of Hawthorne, CA; mother-in-law Margaret Gardner of Orinda, CA; brother-in-law Chip Gardner of Sheridan, WY; niece Rebecca Gardner of Denver, CO; brother-in-law Tom Gardner of Orinda, CA; brother-in-law Don Gardner (Christina) of Singapore; and niece Jane Gardner of Singapore. John spent his 30-year professional career working at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, IL and Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA. At Kenworth, John was proudly awarded a patent in 2003 for his team's development of a method and apparatus for providing fresh air to truck sleeper boxes. In addition to enjoying world travel, John's hobbies and interests were fishing, golf, skiing, bicycling, hiking, music concerts, gardening, handyman home projects and learning Spanish. During his travels, John visited almost every state in the US and especially enjoyed Alaska and Montana and visiting our National Parks. Italy was his favorite country to visit. His legacy is to be remembered as a nice guy and a good man by family, friends and coworkers. The family extends special thanks to Doctors Ali Naini, Aimee Kohn and Marc Chamberlain and their wonderful staff, Don of Juanita Bay Pharmacy and Evergreen Hospital Hospice. A memorial service will be held in John's honor at Barton Funeral Home located at 11630 Slater Ave NE, Suite 1A in Kirkland, WA at 10:00 a.m. on May 26, 2011 followed by burial in Evergreen Memorial Park in East Wenatchee, WA at 12 p.m. on May 27, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics of Washington or the Humane Society, both of which John was a longtime supporter.



John Varley Brown

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John Varnum "Fletch" Fletcher

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John Varnum "Fletch" Fletcher, age 92, of George, WA, passed away May 14, 2011. He was born the oldest of eight children in Marlboro, MA on July 4, 1918 to Ralph and Laura Fletcher. He attended school in Massachusetts, graduating from Maynard High School in 1936.



Josephine F. Regan

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Josephine F. Regan, 94, of Cashmere, WA, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011. She was born on January 9, 1917, at Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Canada to John and Florence (Davie) Regan. The eldest of seven children, she came to Wenatchee with her family in 1920, and to Cashmere in 1932.



Joyce Beatrice Merriman

Joyce Beatrice Merriman, 81, of Bothell, WA passed away at home in the company of her loving family on Tuesday, May 17, 2011., Born in Tacoma, WA on April 8, 1930, she was the daughter of Geoffrey and Beatrice Lavender. One of three children, the family located on Mercer Island where Joyce and her brothers, John and Dennis, enjoyed a childhood on the banks of Lake Washington. Joyce graduated from Franklin High School and enrolled in nurses training at Virginia Mason Hospital. During her training, however, she met Ken, the love of her life, and after a whirlwind romance the two were married in 1950, and set about starting a family., Ken's career took them to Tennessee, where their daughter Linda was born. Next they moved to Nebraska where Hugh came along. The family then moved back to the Northwest where Kurt arrived. She was a wonderful wife and mother. The children were raised with a firm and caring hand. There were always flowers blooming in the yard and vegetables in the garden. She had a lovely singing voice and expressed her happiness in song. She was always the room mother at the grade school, and volunteered at multiple community charities. When the children were older she volunteered at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Helpline and at the Seattle Children's Orthopedic Hospital. She had a wonderful circle of friends in Brier and they worked together on sewing and needlecraft projects for family and charities. Over the years Joyce knitted scores of hats for premature infants, made quilts for injured soldiers and helped with many other causes. She always helped anyone she could in any way she could., When grandchildren came along she was in her element and doted on them as only Joyce could. She was happiest when surrounded by generations of family at holiday get-togethers. She remained closely involved in their lives, sending letters and gifts, attending birthdays, graduations, and was immensely proud and supportive over the latest doodle when young, or a prestigious award when grown., When Ken retired they began dividing their time between homes in Washington and Arizona. True to her nature, Joyce made many good friends in their Arizona community, including the Willow Ridge circle Needle Arts Group and her Red Hat friends. She continued to maintain her charity activities in both locations. Joyce enjoyed a rich life that touched so many. She made friends wherever she went and will be greatly missed by countless family and friends., She is survived by Ken, her loving husband of more than 60 years; her brother, Dennis; her three children, Linda and her daughters, Anna and Jill; Hugh and his wife, Kristen; and Kurt and his wife, Gail; and their three children, Kelly, Kevin and Eric., The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the devoted practitioners of the Evergreen Hospice for their care and compassion., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Research Center, the Children's Orthopedic Hospital or the Evergreen Hospice Center., A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at Evergreen Washelli on Aurora Avenue in Seattle on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2 p.m.



Judith H. "Judy" Caughlan

Judith H. Caughlan "Judy", 67, died at home in Vancouver, WA, of a brain disease, on May 22, 2011. She was born May 17, 1944 in St. Louis, MO to Richard and Helen (Arnold) Hoekel. She spent her childhood there and graduated from Normandy High School., Judy met her husband, Charlie Caughlan, while attending the University of Missouri and they were married in Webster Groves, MO in 1966. While he worked for the Forest Service, they lived at various Ranger Districts in Oregon, Washington and Florida., She had a lifelong passion for learning. During her life, she earned her Bachelor's degrees in education and history at the University of Missouri, studied in master's programs at the University of Oregon and Oregon State, and held several associate degrees from Clark College and Lake Sumter College. Judy's last degree was obtained in 1996 when she earned a paralegal degree from Lake Sumter College. She also ran the Lake Sumter College computer lab. Judy held teaching positions at all levels of education. For a time, she was the director and teacher at Life Skills Institute. She was the first female park ranger at Fort Vancouver National Park; she worked at the Veterans Administration in Portland in the research library; and she was as a paralegal for the NAACP lawyer, Harley Herman, in Florida. Judy was also a talented artist and poet. Her talent can be seen on, in her tribute to the May 18th Mount St. Helens eruption. She was also a girl's softball coach and Blue Bird leader. Judy loved the outdoors, hiking, bird watching and genealogy., Her family was her greatest joy. Some of her greatest memories were of the yearly camping trips with her husband and children. She was a member of Unity of Vancouver and National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. She loved her cat Phil., Throughout her life, Judy had a deep faith in God and routinely started each day with meditation and reading her prayers. She had great sense of humor and found humor no matter what the circumstance. Judy rarely said anything negative about anyone. She loved to talk and could chatter about any subject. One of her joys was to give gifts to friends and family., Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Charlie Caughlan; daughter, Cathy and Dave Sbur and their son, John of Vancouver, WA; son, Michael and Michaela Caughlan and their daughter, Stella of Walnut Creek, CA; her mother, Helen Hoekel and sister, Patricia Schmidt of St. Louis, MO; 13 nephews and nieces; and lifelong friends, Bob and Harriet Roll, Carol and Tom Myer, Butch and Margaret Martin, Jerry and Jan Myer, Tim and Bonnie Tuttle and Richard Hammond., The family especially wants to thank the volunteer caregivers and Hospice Southwest who helped her and her family during her illness., Judy's memorial service will be at the Unity of Vancouver Church, 3814 Franklin St., Vancouver, WA, at 12 p.m. on Sat., May 28., In lieu of flowers, Judy would wish that donations be made to Unity of Vancouver., Please sign Judy's guest book at:



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.



Kenneth James Gardner

Kenneth Gardner, born August 8, 1920 in Yuma, Colorado to Edith and James Gardner died May 21, 2011 at Emerald Hills Healthcare Center., Kenneth was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Charlott., He is survived by daughters, Ellen White, Donna Grimm and Frances Sanford; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren., He was an active lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and the Gideons., Kenneth's memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.



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.



Leon Edward Clarke

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Lillian V. Griffin

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Linda Beck

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Linda May Harkins

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 PM

Linda May Harkins, of Chelan, WA and formerly of Rock Island, WA, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Regency Manor Care Center. She was born May 26, 1916, at Tahuya, WA, the daughter of Earnest and Jenny (Lindstrom) Voigt. 



M. Edward Jeffers Sr.

"Eddy, Jeff, Blue Jay", passed away May 20, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Ed co-founded Litho Art Printers in the early 1950s and retired in 1990., He spent 57 years as a member and conductor of the Evergreen Chapter of Barbershop Singers and loved to sing tenor. His passion for singing was second only to the love he had for his wife Lea. His enthusiasm for golf, a close third. He was a member of the Harrington Golf & Country Club for over 30 years. He was also a member of the Spokane Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Optimist Club., Ed is survived by his wife Lea, brother Emmett Jeffers, son Ed Jeffers Jr. and daughters Shelley Sharp, Christy Zuniga and Robin Rickey; four stepchildren, Michael, Stephen, Donald, and Richard Karr. Ed had 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He also filled his life with many special people, friends he considered family., A celebration of Ed's life will be held at Ball & Dodd Funeral home located at 5100 W. Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA, on Thursday, May 26th, at 1:00 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pages of Harmony Singers -" c/o Ken Duncan -" 5108 S. Morrill Ln., Spokane, WA 99223 -" or contributions can be made to the Harrington Golf & Country Club -" PO Box 191, Harrington, WA 99134 -" to fund a commemorative plaque and tree planting ceremony in Ed's honor.



Margaret (Maggie) Hale

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Margaret A. Kime

Margaret A. Kime was born January 25, 1911 in Windsor, Mo. the daughter of Clarence and Margaret Johnson. She moved to Sultan in 1924 with her family where she graduated from high school in 1928. Margaret passed away at Madeline Villa Center in Marysville, where she received loving care., She leaves behind her brother, Clarence "Bud" Johnson of Junction City Or.; two grandchildren, Erin and Mathew McCarty of Bellevue; and numerous nieces and nephews., Her two sons, Bill Snyder and John McCarty; and two brothers, Charles and O. Frank Johnson preceded her in death; as did her husband, Edwin., No services will be held as Margaret enjoyed Her 100th birthday party January 25, 2011 and looked at her special day as her living Memorial., Internment will be at the Sultan Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Purdy & Kerr with Dawson funeral home in Monroe.



Marian Ruth Lundgaard

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Mariana Fogg Spangler

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



Marilyn J. FAHEY

Marilyn J. FAHEY Born August 13, 1947 in Seattle; died May 21, 2011 also in Seattle. Survived by Gary, her loving husband of 40 years; her children Jennifer (Andrew), Michael (Rachel) and Daniel; her grandchildren, Dylan, Drew, Makaylah, Emily, Seth, Gavin, Ariel, and Levi; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides being a beloved wife, mother and friend, Marilyn was loved and cherished by her co-workers and staff, for over 35 years of service at Swedish Medical Center. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 405 N. 117th St., Seattle, 98133. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Church (see address below). Remembrances may be made to Catholic Community Services, 100 23rd Ave. S., Seattle, 98144; or St. Luke School Endowment Fund, 322 N. 175th St., Shoreline, 98133. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Marlys Elaine (Petterson) Jensen

Marlys Jensen, 71, of Lakewood, WA passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2011., She was born Oct. 23, 1939 in Bottineau, ND to Nels and Helga Petterson., Marlys is survived by her loving husband Richard of 50 years, whom she married on November 26, 1960. She is also survived by her children, Kristine Campbell, Paul Jensen (Tiffany), and Steven Jensen (Kris); and her eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrew, Ashlie, Taylor, David, Mariah, Karlie and Alex. She also leaves behind her brother, Norman (Pat); sisters, Peggy and Bernice; and numerous nieces and nephews and uncountable friends., Marlys was a proud 1957 graduate of Everett High School. She attended Western Washington University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She worked in the education field her entire life and retired from the Lakewood School District in 2000., Marlys lived her life for others. After retiring, she volunteered for the Assistance League / Operation School Bell where she was the Historian for the organization. Marlys loved to scrap book every event that ever happened in her life. Her favorite joy in life was spending time at her home on Lake Ki with her friends, family and especially her grandchildren. One of Marlys' favorite times was Opening Day of fishing each year where she could share her home (and scrap books) with hundreds of people. (You will all still be "required" to sign the guest book!), We would like to take this time to thank all our friends and family for their prayers and support., A celebration of Marlys' life will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Smokey Point Community Church, 17721 Smokey Point Blvd. Arlington, WA 98223., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Assistance League / Operation School Bell, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203.



Matthew Williams

The 28th of May marks three years since Matthew Williams went to his permanent home with the Lord Jesus Christ., Matthew, as a young man, accepted Christ as his Savior, as did his mother, so they are once again together in the Kingdom., A Dedication of a Memorial Garden in Matthew's name will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Madison Community Church, 6900 Wetmore Avenue. This new church yard and Memorial Garden is on the family's old home property in the Pinehurst area of Everett., This site, through the 1960s and 1970s, heard the laughter of boys and girls swinging from trees and making forts. Later, as teenagers, it was a go-kart race track, up the driveway. Many readers will have participated as pre-teens and teenagers at this site., Adulthood and manhood brought heavier machinery, hit-and-miss engines, buzz saws, and big chain saws. We will try to remember these golden times in tribute to Matthew., All friends and co-workers are invited to give one last tribute to Matthew's memory, time on earth and friendships enjoyed.



Michael L. Vincent Sr.

On the morning of May 21, 2011 Michael L. Vincent Sr. passed peacefully with his loved ones by his side. Mike was born on August 5, 1943 in Bremerton, WA to Maurice and Marcelyn Vincent. He was the oldest of five children, Dennis Vincent (Candy), John Vincent (Tammy), Sandi Fink (Mylan) and Robert Vincent., Following in his father's footsteps, Mike served proudly in the, for over 13 years. He worked for 25 years at the Darrington Fire Department where he served as Chief for many years. Known for his outstanding work ethic, Mike could always be counted on to get the job done. He had an amazing sense of humor and would have never been caught without a joke prepared. Mike had a nickname for everyone that was close to him. Often random and always funny. When he called you by your nickname you knew you were loved. He was extremely reliable and always willing to help out, he did not have the word "no" in his vocabulary. Mike knew exactly how life was supposed to be lived and he lived it to its fullest and when he smiled you just couldn't help but join in., Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Marcelyn; and his son, Mike Jr., He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; and his kids, Kathy Emerson (Dennis), Matt Vincent (Pam), Travis Vincent (Jessica) and Kirristi Trickett (Ian)., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at noon at the Darrington Fire Station., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the City of Darrington Old School Park.



Michael W. Fitchen

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Noelle had a passion for acting and participated in numerous IKE Players productions throughout high school. After graduating Noelle landed a role in a local TV show Jackson Horn, that included 16 episodes (2006-2011) and a full-length production (airing May 28 at 8 p.m. on FOX). Noelle also enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping, movies and keeping up with her favorite shows. Noelle was a hard worker her entire life and thrived as a server at Red Robin and barista at Starbucks for several years. She also delightfully mentored cabins of campers, over two summers as a Camp Roganunda counselor. Noelle greatly enjoyed being the older sister to her siblings and couldn't have done a better job of protecting and supporting her brothers and sisters.



Neal Duane McAfee Jr.

Neal Duane McAfee Jr. died May 20, 2011. Neal was born in Ogden, UT on June 10, 1965 and lived most of his life in Snohomish County. Neal graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1983. He got his AA in criminal justice from Central Washington University., The majority of Neal's career was spent as a jailer for the Snohomish County jail., Neal was an avid hunter and was active in helping disabled hunters enjoy the sport again., Neal leaves behind his children, Cody 19, Katie 17, and Casey 13. He is also survived by six brothers and sisters, Steve, Amanda, Samantha, Morgan, Andrew and Matthew; his step-father, Les Winney; and numerous friends., He was preceded in death by his mother, Cathy; his father, Neal Sr.; and an infant sister, Kamie., Services for all friends and family will be held at Evergreen Cemetery Thursday May 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. 4504 Broadway Everett, WA 98203.



Noelle Gretchen Atwood

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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OBITUARY: George Jackman

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:00 AM 

George Magee Jackman was born in Spokane, Wash., in 1922. His earthly journey ended on May 21, 2011, at the age of 88.Mr. Jackman attended Rogers High School in Spokane before entering Washington State College in Pullman. His studies were interrupted by World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, piloting B-17 [...]



Pieper Lynn Harrison

Pieper Lynn Harrison, of Arlington, Washington passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011., A graveside service and reception will be held Tuesday, May 31, at 1:00 p.m. at Moles Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, WA and a celebration of Pieper's life and potluck will be held Sunday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Goodwin Community Club, 17323 42nd Avenue Northwest, Stanwood, WA next to the firehall.




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Ralph Gade

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Rosemary Blankenship

Rosemary passed away May 20, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 9, 1929 to Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Adler) Walter, in Mohler, Washington. She moved with her parents to Ritzville when they retired from farming and graduated from high school in 1947. Rosemary married Vern Schwisow in 1948 after attending WSU for a year. Vern passed away in 1966 and Rosemary remarried Joel Blankenship in 1975. Joel also preceded her in death. Rosemary was well known in Ritzville after working many years in the local pharmacies and insurance office. She is survived by her children, Michael Schwisow (Jane); Susan Thaut (Mark) and Sandra Head (Mark) and two stepdaughters, Judy Cogswell (Warren) and Jolene Swain. In the extended family are 18 nieces and nephews, six grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren and 17 stepgreat-grandchildren. Rosemary's brothers and sisters, Jacob Walter, Henrietta Plymale, Helen Gullidge, Karl Walter and Viola Jean Lilla have all passed before her. She was a Member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville, where she and the other Quilting Queens dedicated thousands of hours to bringing comfort to those less fortunate by making quilts that were distributed around the world. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville, Washington. Viewing will be Tuesday, May 24th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 25th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. Memorials may be made in her name to Emanuel Lutheran Church and Hospice of Spokane. Arrangements are in the care of DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, RITZVILLE, WA. Please visit and leave a condolence message at



Rosenberg, Mae Katherine (Breitenstein)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mae Katherine Rosenberg, 76, of Ellensburg passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 in Seattle. Mae was a hardworking lady, having started at the age of ..... 



Russell E. Clawson Jr.

Russ, 39, of Marysville, WA passed peacefully at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA after a long fight with pancreatitis., Russ is survived by his children, Alexis L. Clawson and Jared A. Clawson, of Marysville; parents, Willis and Kathy Becker; sisters, Evelyene, Lora and Dotty; brothers, Troy, Guy, Richard and David; ten nieces, seven nephews and lots of extended family and friends., He loved his fiancé, Sara L. Garlock, who passed in her sleep on March 19, 2010; and his kids very much., Russ was also proud to have served in the, from 1989 to 1992 and enjoyed his job of about ten years at Danny's Midway on Smokey Point Boulevard where he bounced, bartended and hosted karaoke until his illness wouldn't allow., Russ was a good man, he loved his friends and family and was always up for a laugh or telling a new joke. He will be missed by all., Services will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 9215 51st Ave. NE., Marysville, WA on Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m.



Sam Davis

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Shannon Morning Sun Taylor

Shannon Morning Sun Taylor, born September 11, 1976 in Everett, WA, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2011., Visitation will take place on Monday, May 23, 2011 from noon until 2 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Avenue, Marysville, WA 98270., Rosary Services will be held Monday, May 23, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Saint Anne Catholic Church, 7213 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, WA 98271., Interfaith services will be at her grandparents home Monday, May 23, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the address of 7118 14th Avenue, Tulalip, WA 98271., Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. at The Tulalip Tribal Center, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, WA 98271., Arrangements are entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, WA.



Sharon M. Farmer

FARMER, Sharon M., Passed away May 14, 2011 in Davenport, Washington. Sharon was born in Wilbur, Washington on February 2, 1946 to Arthur and Aloha (Anderson) Wagner. Sharon is survived by her mother, Aloha Wagner of Wilbur, WA; two brothers, Eldon E. and Susan Wagner of Spokane, WA and David L. Wagner of Denver, CO; one son, Tip Shelton of Spokane, WA; four stepdaughters: Connie Aubertin of Wilbur, WA, Patricia Anderson of Moses Lake, WA, Linda Zarate of Wilbur, WA and Sandra Chapman of Everett, WA; one grandson, Evan Shelton of Spokane, WA; five stepgrandchildren: Amy, Angie, Ryan, Evan, and Camryn; one niece, Kimberly (Wagner) Barr; as well as numerous cousins. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Wagner in 2007. Sharon was a lifelong member of the Wilbur Lutheran Church and served on various committees. She was also a member of the Wilbur, and the Wilbur Chamber of Commerce. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wilbur Lutheran Church, Wilbur, Washington. Reverends Mike Nelson and Steve Myers will officiate. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wilbur Fire Department and Ambulance Service or to the Wilbur Swimming Pool Foundation. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WASHINGTON is caring for the family.



Susan Lorraine (Peterson) Riffe

Susan was born on October 31, 1949 and passed away Monday May 16th. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Donald Riffe, mother Lois Woodell, sisters Marie Blakesley, Robin Peterson, Georgia VanHorn and brother Noel Woodell and a very large loving family.



Theodore Louis "Theo" Cantrell

Theodore Louis Cantrell, 71 years old, passed away unexpectedly on May 17, 2011 in Everett, Washington., Theo was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Maxine Shelton, of 20 years., Theo was born in Pueblo, CO on November 3, 1939 to Marvin Lee Cantrell Sr. and Frances Virginia Cantrell., Theo left behind four daughters, Catarina Maria Noah, of Somerset, CA, Charlotte Frances Nelson, of El Paso, TX, Michele Anita Cantrell, of Fremont, CA and Melody Renee Cantrell, of Oakland, CA. Theo also has a surviving brother, Marvin Lee Cantrell, Jr., of Klamath Falls, OR. Theo leaves behind nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews., Theodore's occupations include jeweler, clock and watch repair, mechanic and inventor. Theo's enjoyed sailing, motorcycles, photography, nature and traveling. Theo had plans to sail to the South Pacific this spring. Theo served our country honorably for four years in the, as sonar-man., Theo's friends will fondly remember him as a unique character who was always helpful to those in need. Theo's family will remember him with great sorrow., His family would love to hear from those who knew him and hear stories about their father's adventures. Please feel free to share your memories of Theo at Theosdaughters@gmail.com




Irene Ingham died May 19, 2011 at the age of 94 in the home of her niece, Janis Jacobson., She was born January 31, 1917 to George and May Entrikin of Burlington, until age 12 they lived on the family farm in Abilene, KA., In 1929 the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where she met and married Lloyd D. Ingham in 1943. They settled in Kent, WA where their son Dennis L. joined the family in 1945., She worked for "Lucilles" helping her sister run and manage her clothing store for 33 years of the 38 it was open., She is survived by her son Dennis, daughter-in-law Kathy, granddaughters Stacy and Brandy, great-grandson Braxton and numerous nieces and nephews., She is preceded in death by her parents, George and May Entrikin; sister, E. Lucille Henderson; and brothers, Paul and Eugene Entrikin., Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Thursday, 5/26/11 at 11:15am. Marlatt Funeral Home of Kent for directions or online guest book., Donations may be made to Hospice of the Northwest.



Virginia Lynn "Ginny" Minnes

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Wallace A. (Wally) Noble

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

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Wallace W. "Wally" Baer

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 PM 

Wallace W. "Wally" Baer passed away May 21, 2011. He was born on April 21, 1919, to John C. and Lora M. (Miller) Baer in Aberdeen, WA. He received his early education in North River Valley, WA. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served as Supply Sergeant to the men in the South Pacific until 1945.



Yoshiko Yoder

Yoshiko YODER Yoshiko Yoder, 81, of Kirkland, WA, died peacefully on May 19, 2011. Yoshiko was born in Kobe, Japan on January 20, 1930 to Kenji and Tome Uenaka. Yoshiko married Sgt. William Yoder in Tokyo, Japan on July 27, 1953, relocating to the United States in 1955. Yoshiko became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1961. They raised three children together. Yoshiko was employed by the Social Security Administration in Salinas, CA, retiring after 25 years of service. After retirement, she moved to Kirkland, Washington to be closer to her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. During her 16-year residence in WA, she spent much of her time devoted to her family, her church, Overlake Christian, and the "Quilts of Love" group at Evergreen Hospital. Yoshiko is survived by two brothers and three sisters in Japan, Yoshiko's children; Charles (Cynthia) of Palmer Alaska, and Dwight (Melanie) of Kirkland, and daughter Billie Creelman (Steve) of Lynnwood. Yoshiko is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A celebration of Yoshiko's life will be held at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Yoshiko's name towards Alzheimer's research through www.alz.org.

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